More words on new schools, but where’s the money?

On Tuesday members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County will huddle with Treasury officials and two local lawmakers to d...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Time to raise juvenile age

Time to raise juvenile age

North Carolina is one of only two states left in the country that continues to treat 16- and 17-year -olds as adults in the criminal justice system &#...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Time to weed the tax garden

Time to weed the tax garden

Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the most recent major tax code overhaul into law. Since then, more and more loopholes, duplicative cr...

August 26th, 2016 |  


School choice soars in NC

School choice soars in NC

There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made m...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Projects could help downtown Lumberton reclaim glory

Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, an eclectic and not-always-easy-to-please bunch, appears satisfied today, fresh off a meeting with the City Council dur...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Porter possesses the skills to aid Lumbee tribe as its administrator

To the Editor,While I have not lived in Robeson County for almost four decades, I still have a keen interest in keeping up with the issues, events, co...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Do facts guide your views?

Do facts guide your views?

I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given the ri...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Power struggle keeps Porter on tribe’s sidelines

When this newspaper a week ago today learned that the Lumbee Tribal Council, by a vote of 12-6, had rejected Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.’s recomm...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Wall won’t stop recruitment of immigrants for cheap labor

To the Editor,Democrats are saying Donald Trump has flip-flopped on immigration policy. Republicans are saying he has reversed his policy. Is there a ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


NC could learn from Indiana

NC could learn from Indiana

State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican super majorities in th...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |