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School board’sdysfunctionalityopen for all to see

Last week the Robeson County Board of Education almost voted to hire as a superintendent a local person who had …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  

Sales-tax formulagives short stickto rural counties

Some have argued that the lines that have been drawn in Raleigh are less Republican vs. Democrat and conservative vs. …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Legislation that saves memorials does have value

A bill appears to be on the fast track in the General Assembly that would provide protection to historical monuments …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

City has planfor developingdowntown area

If a land-use plan developed by a private company for downtown Lumberton were fully implemented, visitors to the city in …

July 18th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2015. |  

Budget delay hasdriver’s educationstuck in neutral

The General Assembly’s inability to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that is now 16 days old has …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Selma comparison doesn’t work with 2013 voting laws

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began Monday in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for …

July 15th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  

Civil War symbol can’t be used to divide us again

When we opined in this space 18 days ago that South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse …

July 11th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  

Violent crime adirect result oflack of parenting

We have banged the drum for years, arguing that Robeson County, tattooed as the most violent county in North Carolina, …

July 9th, 2015 updated: July 9th, 2015. |  

For now at least, galeophobia not an irrational fear

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… …

July 8th, 2015 updated: July 8th, 2015. |  

Newspaper meets its obligation, but not commissioners

A not-so-funny thing happened on this newspaper’s long and unnecessarily winding road to deliver to our readers the names of …

July 2nd, 2015 updated: July 2nd, 2015. |  

Goodson tribute timely reminder of officer’s sacrifice

It is fitting that the Exit 22 bridge near where Lumberton police Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot and killed has …

July 1st, 2015 updated: July 1st, 2015. |  

Hunt exits as superintendent on a high note

There might not be a more difficult job than that of a schools superintendent, and in Robeson County it is …

June 27th, 2015 updated: June 30th, 2015. |  

South Carolina, it’s time to take down that flag

If South Carolina removes the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol, the nine people who were slaughtered …

June 24th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

Commissioners cheat public out of vindictiveness

County officials believe they saved $1,620 recently by publishing the names of more than 12,000 people and businesses that were …

June 20th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

Commissioners take pre-primary pass on pay raise

We don’t want an opportunity to pass without commending the Robeson County Board of Commissioners for doing the right thing. …

June 18th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

Bill threatens newspapers, but much more

It’s no secret that the newspaper industry is in a transformational stage, depending less on print publications while looking forward …

June 17th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

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