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. |  


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. |  


School board sets new superintendent up for failure

So how did six members of our 11-member Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County succeed in Tuesday’s coup, firing one school...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


Crime report provides a feel, but little else

Every year, as if intended to dash the hopes that come with the new year, there it is — the SBI’s annual crime report that shows Robeson C...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Let’s fix HB2, then move onto important stuff

North Carolina lawmakers return to Raleigh on Wednesday for their long session, presumably to work together to try to make life better for this state&...

January 7th, 2017 |  


FEMA needs to extend temporary housing program

Hurricane Matthew is poised to drop a couple of more feet during the next week, and one of them some displaced Robeson County residents seem ill-prepa...

January 4th, 2017 |  


2016 sets low bar for better news in 2017

2016 will be remembered nationally as the year that we lost many of our nation’s treasures, sports icons Muhammad Ali and the king himself, Arno...

December 31st, 2016 updated: December 31st, 2016. |  


By our count, Matthew idled as many as 1,800

When this newspaper did a story recently on the opening of the Sanderson Farms processing plant near St. Pauls, because that company will eventually e...

December 21st, 2016 |  


GOP’s move to hurt Cooper nullifies ballots

Republican legislators in Raleigh are showing themselves to be sore losers, and petty enough to turn this state’s government on its head to try ...

December 17th, 2016 updated: December 17th, 2016. |  


Empty Stocking in need of big finish

Last year before we kicked off The Empty Stocking Fund, officials with the Department of Social Services made a plea: They said that while it was grea...

December 14th, 2016 |