A brick removed from a divisive wall

There was nothing heroic — or even extraordinary — a week ago today when two Lumberton police officers, a white and an American Indian, fe...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Playing a game of Gotcha

We have made clear our thoughts on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president, saying he is a liar and unworthy of the office.We called Hi...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Robeson EMS providing life-saving help quicker than ever

It may be cliche, but it is also undeniably true: In matters of life and death, every second — particularly those saved — can make the dif...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Swimming tips can help prevent another tragedy

It might never be known what caused a 22-year-old man to disappear in the lake at Luther Britt Park eight days ago and subsequently die from drowning....

July 16th, 2016 |  


It’s time to hear from yaysayers on new schools

It is easy to blame the state Treasury’s Office for the defeat of Senate Bill 554, the legislation that was needed for the Big Bang approach of ...

July 9th, 2016 updated: July 9th, 2016. |  


A choice for president who isn’t a serial liar

Hillary Clinton is a liar. And so is Donald Trump. Nothing to see there as most politicians are; it’s sort of a requirement for getting to off...

July 7th, 2016 updated: July 7th, 2016. |  


State budget has something for everyone, including Robeson

There was much to like about a budget approved by the General Assembly last week for the fiscal year that began Friday and still awaits Gov. Pat McCro...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Treasury wins fight against new schools

We don’t know why the North Carolina Treasurer’s Office allowed itself to get sucked into a Robeson County fight over school consolidation...

July 2nd, 2016 updated: July 2nd, 2016. |  


UNCP outflanks Fayetteville State on tuition bill

Fayetteville State University was one of two UNC institutions that begged out of inclusion in a bill limiting tuition to $500 a semester for in-state ...

June 30th, 2016 |  


If you desire better schools, raise your hands

The legislation that was unanimously approved on Monday by the state Senate known as Senate Bill 544 barely resembles the bill that once was — and i...

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