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Robeson’s role could be pivotal

Robeson’s role could be pivotal

The first Republican presidential debate will air at 9p.m. Thursday on Fox News. The top 10 contenders based on averages …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Beginning to evaluate the ACA: Medicaid expansion

Beginning to evaluate the ACA: Medicaid expansion

As human beings, we must be more wired to think about ideas, visions, plans and imaginings than we are to …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

I choose not to run for office

I choose not to run for office

RALEIGH — Every now and then, I make a mental list of how many different ways I am manifestly unsuited …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Putting the REINS on new rules

“You didn’t build that” is a phrase we’ve heard one time too many.This attitude is still prevalent in Washington and …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Tax credits key for solar energy

Tax credits key for solar energy

Earlier this year, North Carolina became just the fourth state in the nation to top 1,000 megawatts of installed solar …

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

Hudson’s assault on Obamacare hurts our veterans

Hudson’s assault on Obamacare hurts our veterans

Last week a national tourism website, RoadSnacks, released a list of the Ten Worst Places to Live in NC, and …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Court made right call on schools

Court made right call on schools

RALEIGH — There was absolutely nothing surprising about the North Carolina Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Arm our military at home

Arm our military at home

It seems like tragedy is unfolding across the globe as barbaric savages like ISIS overtake the Middle East and murderous …

July 25th, 2015 updated: July 25th, 2015. |  

Medical center offers us hope

Medical center offers us hope

Southeastern Health has become more than a health-care organization. As the largest employer in Robson County, it wields influence and …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Iran deal a bad one for US

Iran deal a bad one for US

Not since 1,200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large …

July 20th, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  

NC has no plan on Medicaid

NC has no plan on Medicaid

Good luck trying to figure out where Gov. Pat McCrory actually stands on expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act …

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

Going too far in safety’s name

RALEIGH — Should regulators require child-safety locks on stepladders? Such a rule would have been a real problem at the …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Medicaid worthy of celebrating

Medicaid worthy of celebrating

One of the things holding up passage of a state budget for the next two years and the adjournment of …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Pop and Quirk: Television’s two Hannibals

Pop and Quirk: Television’s two Hannibals

This week’s column is a tale of two Hannibals. More specifically, it’s a tale of two television shows about guys …

July 13th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  

The four walls to prosperity

The four walls to prosperity

RALEIGH — The core question in North Carolina politics is a simple one: How can state government build a foundation …

July 13th, 2015 |  

Obama’s double standard on flags

Robeson County led North Carolina in supporting the Amendment One in 2012. The U.S. Supreme Court recently nullified those votes, …

July 8th, 2015 |  

3 teams debate tax reform

3 teams debate tax reform

RALEIGH — As the House and Senate negotiate the details of a new state budget, one of their biggest disagreements …

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

On the many oversights of Obamacare

On the many oversights of Obamacare

Eric Dent The 2016 health insurance rates for policies purchased through the Affordable Care Act — sometimes referred to as …

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

Library closes book on busy fiscal year

Library closes book on busy fiscal year

Katie Fountain Robeson Library Last week marked the end of the 2014-2015 fiscal year for the Robeson County Public Library …

July 6th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  

We celebrate our independence

We celebrate our independence

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend with your families, friends and neighbors celebrating America’s independence. Whether you spent time …

July 6th, 2015 |  

No more excuses on Medicaid

No more excuses on Medicaid

In case Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders haven’t heard, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. The Supreme …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Budget delay is not all bad

Budget delay is not all bad

RALEIGH — The state of North Carolina has begun its 2015-16 fiscal year with a continuing resolution instead of a …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

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