Weinstein’s vision inspired growth at UNCP, Lumberton

David Weinstein, the longtime Lumberton businessman, one-term mayor of that city, six-term state senator and lifetime philanthropist, was showered wit...

May 27th, 2017 updated: May 27th, 2017. |  


Alamac closing provides county big marketing tool

“When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”— Bob Dylan, in “Like a Rolling Stone.”Last week’s new...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Wilkins’ inaction spares county unneeded scrutiny

When it comes to Robeson County politics, nothing stirs the electorate as much as a sheriff’s race, and the reason is plain: The county’s ...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |  


Don’t sweat a tax increase, it would be DOA

As the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday begins work in earnest on the budget that will take effect July 1, here is one outcome we can g...

May 20th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


Decision when to start school should be made local

A bill making its way through the General Assembly would include Robeson among 20 counties in the state that would, as part of a pilot program, be giv...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Federal response to Matthew request a slap in face

The obvious worry on Oct. 8 and the days that followed Hurricane Matthew’s epic visit was immediate relief, of which there was plenty, but we ca...

May 13th, 2017 |  


School board raises it hands to benefit students

The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County had a good night on Tuesday.It has been rare that we have used those words assembled a...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Cooling-down period helpful in city dispute

Things got a bit testy at the meeting of the Lumberton City Council on Monday when a councilman made it clear he wasn’t pleased with what he cal...

May 10th, 2017 updated: May 10th, 2017. |  


County roles the dice with new EMS biller

We would put an action by the Robeson County Board of Commissioners during its April 17 meeting under the category of “Things that make you go h...

May 6th, 2017 |  


Legislation provides a path for new schools

There’s reason to believe that legislation that was required for state money to be used for school construction would have gotten through the Ge...

May 3rd, 2017 |