In search of middle ground

In search of middle ground

Opening day of the 2017-18 General Assembly was filled with warm greetings, friendly exchanges, and promises of compromise. After a short break, lawma...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Chavis has no right to call former superintendent a ‘loser’

To the Editor,I am writing in response to the article that appeared on your website Robesonian.com on Jan. 13 entitled ” Ben Chavis urges St. Pa...

January 19th, 2017 |  


School board gets an opportunity

Neither of the two coalitions that have formed on the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County is happy today, which enhances the c...

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


Urban-rural gap not new

Urban-rural gap not new

RALEIGH — One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Land grabs aren’t beneficial

Land grabs aren’t beneficial

RALEIGH — Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Chavis’ Trump-like quality

Chavis’ Trump-like quality

School boards claim to be non-partisan. But nothing could be further from the truth. They can be more complex and worthy of political analysis, especi...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Credit key to US prosperity

Credit key to US prosperity

One of my top priorities for this term in Congress is supporting economic growth, the creation of good paying jobs, and opportunities for every Americ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Kids omitted in a senseless battle of egos

Six members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County last week, with their willingness to make a decision as weighty as hiri...

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


Cooper right on Medicaid

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice President-elect Mike Pe...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Fewer rules would benefit NC

Fewer rules would benefit NC

A healthy skepticism tends to come in handy. That’s especially true when it comes to gauging the merits of a new government program.When the pro...

January 12th, 2017 |