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Support, don’t stigmatize, schools

Support, don’t stigmatize, schools

State education officials released the results of the second year of the troubling A-F school grading system Wednesday morning and …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Voters seek safety in the past

Voters seek safety in the past

RALEIGH — I have a theory about the 2016 presidential election. It has the virtue of fitting the data currently …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Court has spoken, fightBrooks at the ballot box

To the Editor, The Lumbee Tribal Supreme Court ruling that Paul Brooks is eligible to run for a third time …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Court decisionends monthsof no suspense

Although it was a long and winding road, no one familiar with how the Lumbee Tribal Government operates expected a …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Voting shifts changing campaigns

Voting shifts changing campaigns

Understanding shifting demographics helps explain how otherwise over-performing outsiders like Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are so popular. …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Work First drug-testing a sham

We have previously expressed our ambivalence when it comes to mandatory drug-testing for people to receive welfare, primarily because we …

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

For higher growth, think small

For higher growth, think small

RALEIGH — Remember the old joke about a drunken man crawling around under a lamppost? It starts off with a …

September 1st, 2015 |  

UNCP earns A+ following tour

UNCP earns A+ following tour

It’s that time of year again as our students pack their book bags to head back to school. For some …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Campbell keeps promise; will others follow?

When Berlester Campbell was running for the District 2 seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners, he was eager …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Budget betrays poor priorities

Budget betrays poor priorities

If you want to understand the priorities of the folks currently running the General Assembly, the details emerging from the …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Stock volatility not always bad

Stock volatility not always bad

The stock market has not had a correction since 2011. In the last few days, we have seen volatility in …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Evidence supports school choice

Evidence supports school choice

RALEIGH — As a very public advocate of parental choice in education for most of my adult life, I am …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Schools boardneeds a dose ofJudge Manning

There is an online petition that has now garnered almost 600 signatures that basically asks the North Carolina School Boards …

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

More disappointing budget news

The news this week that legislative leaders will miss another deadline in their efforts to pass a two-year state budget …

August 26th, 2015 |  

County vetsdoing their partfighting rabies

Robeson County isn’t under a rabies watch; it’s under a rabies warning, meaning the killer virus is out there. There …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  

Technology brings chickens to fair

Technology brings chickens to fair

Did you ever watch “Green Acres”? For those of you who were not fortunate enough to watch it the first …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Storytellers slated for September

Storytellers slated for September

W.B. Yeats wrote, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” While the back-to-school …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Pop and Quirk: SNL stars hawk chicken for KFC

Pop and Quirk: SNL stars hawk chicken for KFC

Norm MacDonald plays Col. Sanders in a new ad campaign from KFC, but it was a gig hawking hamburgers for …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Lawmakers aren’t protectingthe public from sex offenders

To the Editor, Robeson County is often at or near the bottom of lists we should be at the top …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Tour keeps Hudson in touch

Tour keeps Hudson in touch

After a few months of productive legislative work, I’m glad to be in North Carolina where I get to spend …

August 24th, 2015 |  

TABOR: Impending disaster for NC

TABOR: Impending disaster for NC

Much of the discussion about the Senate’s unfortunate decision to the pass the misnamed Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, …

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

To deter drunken driving,make punishment fit crime

To the Editor, I was sad to read in a reprinted editorial from your newspaper in the Aug. 20 edition …

August 21st, 2015 |  

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