Sanderson Farms goes to work for Robeson County

Although Robeson County’s unemployment rate has declined by about half since it peaked during the Great Recession, a lot of people remain unempl...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Palmer’s best lesson had nothing to do with golf

Sunday was going to be golf’s big day, with the crowning of the FedEx Cup champion on the PGA Tour, followed a short time later by the announcem...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |  


A little empathy would be good in a split America

Empathy: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of anoth...

September 24th, 2016 updated: September 24th, 2016. |  


Your chance Saturday to chip in for Robeson County Humane Society

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”— Mahatma GandhiIf that is the measuring stick, then Ro...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


North Carolinians have enough sense to know when, where to vote

To the Editor,I am 73 years old. I have known for most of my life that Election Day in the United States is the first Tuesday after the first Monday i...

September 21st, 2016 |  


So who raised sales tax?

So who raised sales tax?

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership that is most responsible for House Bill 2 tossed that football — well, hand grenade might be a mo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Race card again puts Robeson schools on the defense

There was nothing unprecedented on Tuesday night when the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County grabbed the race card from the b...

September 17th, 2016 updated: September 17th, 2016. |  


Hodgepodge of voting rules means continuing chaos

So if you live in Robeson County and plan to vote in the upcoming General Election, you have 17 days — and 323 hours — to darken circles i...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Time for McCrory, Republicans to blink on HB2

If Gov. Pat McCrory doesn’t win re-election in November to a second term, and that’s a coin toss right now, it would not take much politic...

September 14th, 2016 |