For Alzheimer’s patients, their best day typically is yesterday

To the Editor,My aunt Patricia Jacobs Chavis passed on July 2, 2016. She was one of the more than 3 million Americans each year whose families suffer ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Be wary when politicians arrive asking for your vote

To the Editor,When you elect people into office, they tend to forget that it was the people they asked to vote for them that put them into office. Whe...

July 21st, 2016 |  


NC residents must take fight for clean water to governor

To the Editor,Citizens of North Carolina, I think you would agree with me that clean drinking water is something that everyone enjoys. It’s time...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Time to end workplace discrimination

Time to end workplace discrimination

Today women earn 75.7 percent of what men do, even with the same level of education and experience. In addition, statistics show that federal and stat...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Cummings’ motivated by self-interest in re-election bid

To the Editor,We now understand why Commissioner Raymond Cummings precipitously led the Robeson County Board of Commissioners to support a school cons...

July 6th, 2016 updated: July 6th, 2016. |  


District 9 race by the numbers

District 9 race by the numbers

Analysis of the recent special congressional election had to wait until after the official recount. Now the numbers can be examined that resulted in C...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Caucus opposes consolidation due to cost, fewer black schools

To the Editor,When the Robeson County Black Caucus met May 21, its members unanimously agreed that the Public Schools of Robeson County did not need t...

July 4th, 2016 |  


McCrory has facts on his side; Cooper relies on talking points

To the Editor,This past Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper met on stage to debate issues here in North Carolina.While watching t...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Fairmont commissioner says higher pay hike needed in budget

To the Editor,I have served as an elected Fairmont official for 36 and a half years, both as a commissioner and mayor, and only twice before, as a com...

June 27th, 2016 updated: June 28th, 2016. |  


Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

To the Editor,People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing ne...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 23rd, 2016. |