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. |  


Burr, Pittenger lead effort to undo injustice to Lumbee

Burr, Pittenger lead effort to undo injustice to Lumbee

It’s a good time to be Lumbee.Recently Sen. Richard Burr and Congressman Robert Pittenger introduced a bill to Congress that will correct the in...

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


Youths answer call to duty

Youths answer call to duty

On Monday, America will pause to honor and remember the patriotic men and women who sacrificed their lives in support of our liberty. Here in North Ca...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Senate budget robs 4-year-olds

Senate budget robs 4-year-olds

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vindictive 3 a.m. budget cuts to education programs ...

May 26th, 2017 |  


County continues rightward drift

County continues rightward drift

The 2018 political races are too far away to analyze though every pundit is itching to do so. But there are some burning local observations.Danny Brit...

May 25th, 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 |  


Don’t Fry Day a reminder of benefits of sunscreen use

To the Editor,What follows Wednesday and Thursday? This, week, it’s “Don’t Fry Day” — an occasion to raise awareness for...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Does pay hike mean fewer rules?

Does pay hike mean fewer rules?

RALEIGH — I have been writing a regular column on North Carolina politics and public policy since 1986. Over three decades of writing about and ...

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


Debate reveals flaws in codes

Debate reveals flaws in codes

It came across as an offhand comment, not designed to sway colleagues to vote one way or another.But Rep. Larry Yarborough, R-Person, uttered one sent...

May 23rd, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |