Robesonian- RSS OPINION Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:16:58 EST 1800 Former Pirate thankful for lessons taught by Coach Ruff http://robesonian.com/news/letters/50158727/Former-Pirate-thankful-for-lessons-taught-by-Coach-Ruff To the Editor, Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:12:06 EST Mother says UNCP camps were valuable experience for daughter http://robesonian.com/news/announcements-letters-opinon/50163155/Mother-says-UNCP-camps-were-valuable-experience-for-daughter To the Editor, Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:11 EST The battle to save downtown http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50164218/The-battle-to-save-downtown Vibrant downtowns in small rural towns have gone the way of the slinky. They really don't exist anymore.But Lumberton's continues to put up a good fight. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:01:06 EST Medicaid at top of list of GOP mistakes http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50164058/Medicaid-at-top-of-list-of-GOP-mistakes When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory in the last two years — and there have been too many to mention — the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:06 EST When the cost of media access is too high http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50162716/When-the-cost-of-media-access-is-too-high RALEIGH — It seems like a lifetime ago, but remember the euphoria when Baghdad fell in early 2003? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:49:03 EST Failing to vote in a democracy is disrespectful to our veterans http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinon/50157111/Failing-to-vote-in-a-democracy-is-disrespectful-to-our-veterans To the Editor,Having just finished seeing “Lee Daniels' The Butler” for the first time, I am brought face to face with how these United States of America have evolved over the 50 years of my life. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:48:04 EST Help United Way help our children to rea http://robesonian.com/news/letters/50144978/Help-United-Way-help-our-children-to-rea The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is an international (USA, Canada and UK) program sparked by Dolly's vision to foster a love of reading among pre-school children and their families by providing a gift of a specially selected book every month... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:39:06 EST Spend an evening with Alexander Julian on Oct. 16 http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50124696/Spend-an-evening-with-Alexander-Julian-on-Oct.-16 Another exciting literary event is coming up, and it's one you won't want to miss. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:20:05 EST Cummings enjoys a double-dip http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50150299/Cummings-enjoys-a-double-dip When The Robesonian began fielding allegations that Raymond Cummings, director of Transportation for the Public Schools of Robeson County and a county commissioner, was using a school-issued vehicle for purposes unrelated to his work with the system,... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:19:06 EST Plenty of diversity among NC newspapers http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50144303/Plenty-of-diversity-among-NC-newspapers RALEIGH — Is the market for news and information in North Carolina overly concentrated in a few hands? Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:47:04 EST The people have spoken http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50133236/The-people-have-spoken Who would have thought a City Council conversation about pyrotechnics would produce some fireworks? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:12:03 EST Some more tidbits from new state budget http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50132925/Some-more-tidbits-from-new-state-budget The dust is still settling on the $21.1 billion budget signed into law earlier this month, with details still emerging about the lesser-known policy and funding changes buried deep in the 260-page document. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:39:03 EST McCrory scramble to repair new budget http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50126245/McCrory-scramble-to-repair-new-budget The more days that pass since Gov. Pat McCrory signed the state budget, the more confusing that budget becomes, especially when trying to figure out what it means for public schools in North Carolina. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:41:10 EST Whistleblower blew smoke http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50121198/Whistleblower-blew-smoke The star witness in the prosecution of the athletics programs at the University of North Carolina is in fact guilty of a literary offense she accused some Tar Heel athletes of — plagiarism. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:42:07 EST Elect leaders who deal fairly with Medicaid, education, hiring http://robesonian.com/news/letters/50119991/Elect-leaders-who-deal-fairly-with-Medicaid-education-hiring To the Editor, Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:52:11 EST Tribal government won’t help man’s elderly grandparents http://robesonian.com/news/letters/50107465/Tribal-government-wont-help-mans-elderly-grandparents To the Editor, Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:53:09 EST Tour shows success of small businesses http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50119279/Tour-shows-success-of-small-businesses The first week of August has come and gone, and many of you are soaking in the last few weeks of summer. As our families prepare for the start of a new school year, the last thing they need to worry about is a sluggish economy, dwindling paychecks and... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:04:10 EST Want to vote? Just do it http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50112648/Want-to-vote-Just-do-it Is there anything easier than casting a ballot in an election?Seriously.In North Carolina, a valid ID is still not required for voting. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:40:05 EST Governor goes on tour spreading misinformation http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50112602/Governor-goes-on-tour-spreading-misinformation Gov. Pat McCrory has been on a media blitz lately, with four news conferences in the last few days, one to fear-monger about refugee children, one to announce State Budget Director Art Pope was stepping down, one to sign the budget and one to announce... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:03:03 EST Legislators flunking on coal ash pond solution http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50100837/Legislators-flunking-on-coal-ash-pond-solution The most conspicuous failure in this year's largely unsuccessful legislative session was the adjournment — or more correctly, congressional-style recess — last weekend without the passage of a bill responding to the massive coal ash... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:25:15 EST