Superintendent search begins without public’s trust

As the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County on Tuesday embarks on the search for the system’s next superintendent, there ...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 19th, 2017. |  


City Council answers call in crime fight

There are a lot of factors that conspire against Robeson County, and explain why each year we learn again that an SBI county-by-county report on crime...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Revaluation returns, and with it worry

Robeson County’s property tax rate, currently at 77 cents for every $100 worth of property, is about to go down. But that doesn’t mean you...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Health Department reaches out to save The 14

It shouldn’t matter, but we believe it does, so we will share this: Today’s story and photo gallery of 14 dogs rescued from Matthew’...

February 11th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Godwin was the first to drain the swamp

We want to walk carefully with this comparison, but we will make it anyway.Before Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington...

February 9th, 2017 updated: February 9th, 2017. |  


Lawmakers need to move now to end HB2 damage

We believe voters send our legislators to Raleigh to fix problems, not unnecessarily create them, but that is what lawmakers did 322 days ago when Hou...

February 8th, 2017 |  


White anxiety rules in Robeson despite its diverse demographics

To the Editor,When I grew up in Robeson County, it was 90 percent forest and farmland with a sub-tropical climate. Unemployment was a way of life with...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Displaced victims’ needs have not gone away

Today marks Day No. 120 since Hurricane Matthew hit Robeson County, visiting upon us devastation that we have never seen before — and, fingers c...

February 4th, 2017 updated: February 4th, 2017. |  


Phil, Sir Walter Wally make their predictions today

As this is being written on Wednesday afternoon, Robeson County is basking in the sun, enjoying 70-degree temperatures on a winter day wearing summer ...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


School board needs to unite, conduct a real search

A key component of any compromise is that each side can try to spin it as a win, and that was the case on Thursday as the fractured Board of Education...

January 28th, 2017 |