School choice soars in NC

School choice soars in NC

There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made m...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Projects could help downtown Lumberton reclaim glory

Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, an eclectic and not-always-easy-to-please bunch, appears satisfied today, fresh off a meeting with the City Council dur...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Porter possesses the skills to aid Lumbee tribe as its administrator

To the Editor,While I have not lived in Robeson County for almost four decades, I still have a keen interest in keeping up with the issues, events, co...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Do facts guide your views?

Do facts guide your views?

I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given the ri...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Power struggle keeps Porter on tribe’s sidelines

When this newspaper a week ago today learned that the Lumbee Tribal Council, by a vote of 12-6, had rejected Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.’s recomm...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Wall won’t stop recruitment of immigrants for cheap labor

To the Editor,Democrats are saying Donald Trump has flip-flopped on immigration policy. Republicans are saying he has reversed his policy. Is there a ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


NC could learn from Indiana

NC could learn from Indiana

State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican super majorities in th...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Cooper needs to do his job, defend North Carolina in court

To the Editor,Roy Cooper is not doing his job as attorney general. He should be helping the state of North Carolina with their fight in court.Just a c...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Freedom on the rise in NC

Freedom on the rise in NC

RALEIGH — The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are sti...

August 22nd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


If there is will, there’s a way to up supplements

If talk could be converted into dollar bills, then teachers everywhere would be well-paid.While it’s not that easy, paying teachers better throu...

August 21st, 2016 |