Will our county lead the line, or get left behind again?

It has been two months since a consolidation plan for the Public Schools of Robeson County was unveiled for the public, and while there have been plen...

May 28th, 2016 updated: May 28th, 2016. |  


Special invitees forgot to study up on consolidation

Those who support a school consolidation plan that we believe could be a game-changer for Robeson County were disappointed that the school board on Tu...

May 26th, 2016 updated: May 26th, 2016. |  


Leadership isn’t saying no, it’s getting job done

We didn’t bother with a roll call of members of the school board for a story today about a Tuesday meeting on the school consolidation plan beca...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 22nd, 2016. |  


A Sunday meal fair price to pay for better schools

The Robeson County Board of Commissioners wants to raise your property taxes. Well, seven of them do, with the eighth sitting comfortably on the fence...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Legislation key for Robeson schools plan

While members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County fan out into their respective communities for feedback on a school co...

May 14th, 2016 updated: May 14th, 2016. |  


Voucher bill will discriminate

Voucher bill will discriminate

If a handful of right-wing legislators have their way, taxpayers in North Carolina may soon be spending $125 million a year funding private and fundam...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Triskaidekaphobia?If so, then todayis your worst fear

It’s Friday the 13th , notoriously dubbed the unluckiest day of the year.For ages, the No. 13 has been considered unlucky in numerous cultures. ...

May 13th, 2016 |  


City determines V in V-Point is for violence

The Lumberton City Council doesn’t always follow recommendations by its Planning Board, but when it doesn’t, it is a bit of a surprise. So we w...

May 12th, 2016 updated: May 12th, 2016. |  


Time to flush the bathroom bill

North Carolina’s Republican leadership is in a blinking contest with the U.S. Justice Department and there is plenty at stake, as much as $3 bil...

May 11th, 2016 |  


Consolidation talk should be about the benefits

Everyone wants a new car.New clothes.And a new home.Anything new — except when it comes to the neighborhood school, where there is dissent, with...

May 7th, 2016 |