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Downtown: Give us a reason to visit

Downtown: Give us a reason to visit

The City Council has given us a fine new year’s gift that should last for decades. It is creating plans …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Newton fumbles press conference

Cam Newton, the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers who has an MVP but not a Vince Lombardi trophy, had a …

February 10th, 2016 |  

District divide cheats Robeson

It was little surprise a federal court recently ruled last week that two congressional districts in North Carolina appeared odd …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Dent: create dignity, not dependency

Dent: create dignity, not dependency

I wrote last month about the great economic success that North Carolina has had relative to other states. That good …

February 8th, 2016 |  

A measure of GOP’s NC clout

RALEIGH — How Republican is North Carolina? My answer is 63. I realize this number has no meaning to you …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

Court decision puts March primary in limbo

There is a new question regarding the March 15 primaries: Will they be held that day? The uncertainty stems from …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Employee Rights Act means more jobs for Americans

Employee Rights Act means more jobs for Americans

In order to revive our economy and the entrepreneurial spirit that helped make America great, we need to give workers …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Bloated rhetoric from Berger

Bloated rhetoric from Berger

Senate leaders are relying on an offensive but familiar talking point in their latest flap with the N.C. Public Instruction— …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Iowa offers lessons for NC

Iowa offers lessons for NC

RALEIGH — The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the …

February 4th, 2016 |  

A bad rap: Schools say no to a gift horse

We were curious when first told that a local school, Pembroke Elementary, had said no to a $700 donation from …

February 4th, 2016 |  

BSL offers protection from pit bulls

BSL offers protection from pit bulls

The year just started and there are over 30 media reports of people attacked by pit bull type dogs in …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Are commissioners retreating from annual gathering?

Ricky Harris, the county manager, says the fact that the county commissioners have not yet held their annual retreat — …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

The truth on education, spending

The truth on education, spending

RALEIGH — We are supposed to feel sorry for the poor, benighted people of Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Ms. Lumbee knew what she was doing, should lose crown

To the Editor, I would like to comment on the letter in your paper on Jan. 28 from Annette Dial …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Cummings’ sudden interest in education motivated by re-election

To the Editor, This letter is in response to previous articles regarding the amount of money per pupil provided by …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Legislation unties hands of EMS

Legislation unties hands of EMS

As your congressman, I am working every day to find common-sense solutions to problems that face our country. One of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

So far, so good for new chairman of Lumbee tribe

The decision by Harvey Godwin, the new chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Government, to eliminate 15 positions at The Turtle …

January 30th, 2016 |  

UNCP poised to lead into future

UNCP poised to lead into future

As a surgeon, I witnessed people at their most vulnerable and celebrated with them as their lives were improved by …

January 30th, 2016 |  

McCrory needs to ante up to ensure right to vote

McCrory needs to ante up to ensure right to vote

In a matter of weeks, thousands of North Carolina voters will head to the polls unaware of what they’ll need …

January 29th, 2016 |  

McCrory’s hypocritical reversal

It’s not very often that a governor issues a press release touting the benefits of a new economic development project …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Litter court for Robeson worthy of look

We like an idea floated this week by Commissioner Raymond Cummings that Robeson County explore the possibility of establishing a …

January 29th, 2016 updated: January 29th, 2016. |  

Factors that lead to job growth

Factors that lead to job growth

RALEIGH — Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from …

January 28th, 2016 |  

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