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Downtown: Give us a reason to visit

Downtown: Give us a reason to visit

The City Council has given us a fine new year’s gift that should last for decades. It is creating plans …

February 10th, 2016 |  

District divide cheats Robeson

It was little surprise a federal court recently ruled last week that two congressional districts in North Carolina appeared odd …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Dent: create dignity, not dependency

Dent: create dignity, not dependency

I wrote last month about the great economic success that North Carolina has had relative to other states. That good …

February 8th, 2016 |  

A measure of GOP’s NC clout

RALEIGH — How Republican is North Carolina? My answer is 63. I realize this number has no meaning to you …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

Bloated rhetoric from Berger

Bloated rhetoric from Berger

Senate leaders are relying on an offensive but familiar talking point in their latest flap with the N.C. Public Instruction— …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Iowa offers lessons for NC

Iowa offers lessons for NC

RALEIGH — The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the …

February 4th, 2016 |  

BSL offers protection from pit bulls

BSL offers protection from pit bulls

The year just started and there are over 30 media reports of people attacked by pit bull type dogs in …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

The truth on education, spending

The truth on education, spending

RALEIGH — We are supposed to feel sorry for the poor, benighted people of Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Legislation unties hands of EMS

Legislation unties hands of EMS

As your congressman, I am working every day to find common-sense solutions to problems that face our country. One of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

UNCP poised to lead into future

UNCP poised to lead into future

As a surgeon, I witnessed people at their most vulnerable and celebrated with them as their lives were improved by …

January 30th, 2016 |  

McCrory needs to ante up to ensure right to vote

McCrory needs to ante up to ensure right to vote

In a matter of weeks, thousands of North Carolina voters will head to the polls unaware of what they’ll need …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Litter court for Robeson worthy of look

We like an idea floated this week by Commissioner Raymond Cummings that Robeson County explore the possibility of establishing a …

January 29th, 2016 updated: January 29th, 2016. |  

Factors that lead to job growth

Factors that lead to job growth

RALEIGH — Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Working government should be priority

Working government should be priority

It’s election year and pundits across the political spectrum are speculating about what will drive the electorate next November. In …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Choice is the trend in education

Choice is the trend in education

As our nation celebrates National School Choice Week across all 50 states at more than 16,500 events, it’s important to …

January 26th, 2016 |  

NC batting .800 on the STARS

NC batting .800 on the STARS

RALEIGH — Almost exactly 15 year ago, I wrote an education reform plan for the John Locke Foundation entitled “Reach …

January 25th, 2016 |  

The fight for life continues in D.C.

Last Friday marked the annual March for Life, a gathering of folks — of all ages and from diverse walks …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

The truth on Carolina Comeback

The truth on Carolina Comeback

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest was in Morehead City recently speaking to the Republican Party faithful and bragging about the so …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Terrell: Book ‘Em has it covered

Terrell: Book ‘Em has it covered

Book ‘Em North Carolina will soon hold its fifth annual Writers Conference and Book Fair at Robeson Community College. On …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

The election-year education spin

The election-year education spin

If you want to cut through the election-year spin about what the folks currently in charge in Raleigh have done …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Private dollars needed for arts

Private dollars needed for arts

RALEIGH — Regardless of whether you think the National Endowment for the Arts is a wonderful organization deserving taxpayer support …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Sometimes relief can be a trap

Sometimes relief can be a trap

RALEIGH — Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don’t ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. …

January 18th, 2016 |  

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