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Why not is the real question on consolidation plan

Our belief of what a proposed school consolidation plan could mean for Robeson County during the coming decades was made …

April 30th, 2016 |  

As wasn’t predicted, the worst isn’t coming to UNC

The University of North Carolina’s men’s basketball team on April’s first Monday suffered an excruciatingly painful loss in the NCAA …

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  

A chance to lead within county’s grasp

We are cautiously optimistic that a school consolidation plan will be approved by the Robeson County Board of Commissioners and …

April 26th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  

Residents need full understanding of schools plan

No one who is minimally conscious will dispute that most if not all of the public schools in Robeson County …

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

Locklear must blame self for recount denial

This newspaper isn’t prickly when accused of making an error. We make them — and when we do, we fix …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Poverty worse than stubborn in Robeson County

In the half century plus two years since President Lyndon B. Johnson announced during his 1964 State of the Union …

April 20th, 2016 |  

Pembroke ladies team up to defeat litter

Robeson County, with its 951 square miles, is the largest county in North Carolina, which gives us another unwanted distinction …

April 16th, 2016 |  

McCrory begins needed rollback of House Bill 2

We don’t know if it was the worry that North Carolina would lose jobs, the NCAA would no longer allow …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Joe Freeman Britt:Loved, loathed,always effective

There was much we found of interest in the obituary of Joe Freeman Britt Sr. that cleared the tall bar …

April 13th, 2016 updated: April 14th, 2016. |  

Schools plan has merit, deserving of closer scrutiny

For now, we favor a plan floated for the first time last week on how to deal with the crumbling …

April 9th, 2016 |  

Cummings enjoys quick start as UNCP chancellor

When Robin Gary Cummings was named the sixth chancellor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke last year, we …

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

County should get busy with beaver control

Saddletree residents are asking the county’s help for a gnawing problem that just won’t go away, but so far they …

April 6th, 2016 |  

Economic threat demands revisit of bathroom bill

Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republicans who shoved into law House Bill 2 now appear caught off guard at a …

April 2nd, 2016 updated: April 5th, 2016. |  

Some clarity, but no relief in Pembroke race

We can finally stick a fork in the race for Precinct 7 seat on the Lumberton City Council as Tuesday …

March 31st, 2016 |  

Health rankings not perfect, but have value

You have to give the the University of Wisconsin and the Robert J. Wood Foundation a healthy round of applause …

March 30th, 2016 |  

For our schools, it’s time to put down rod

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. …

March 26th, 2016 |  

Anti-LGBT lawwill stall growth,harm economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback? The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic …

March 25th, 2016 |  

Commissioners find the time for Raleigh retreat

We would open by saying that we hate to say we told you so, but we don’t mind at all. …

March 24th, 2016 |  

Election results recall Einstein’s take on insanity

We had hoped for a Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, an election that would devastate the existing county boards of Commissioners …

March 19th, 2016 updated: March 19th, 2016. |  

It’s that time: Everybody into the NCAA pool

9,223,373,036,854,775,808 to 1. According to the Associated Press Stylebook, which is the bible for newspapers, making us sinners on a …

March 17th, 2016 |  

Spiking law has poor aim, could use tweaking

We aren’t fans of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County as it’s currently composed, and …

March 16th, 2016 |  

Throw the bums out

We think that the results of Tuesday’s primary are so critical to the future of Robeson County that we considered …

March 12th, 2016 updated: March 12th, 2016. |  

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