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March 18th, 2017 |  


Time for Medicaid to be fixed

Time for Medicaid to be fixed

Should the federal government treat able-bodied adults better than the disabled or elderly?When President Lyndon B. Johnson first signed Medicaid into...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Local trends favor the GOP

Local trends favor the GOP

The Robeson County Republican Party held its annual county convention this week. Delegates to District and State Conventions were selected and annual ...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Inclusion helps Republicans

Kevin C. got married last fall and moved from Wake to Harnett County “to get out of the city.” He had no idea he was supposed to change hi...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Smith puts on a show, but not likely to help

If red-faced indignation inspired by exasperation over the pace with which the Public Schools of Robeson County is struggling to its feet following Hu...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Yes, keep politics off bench

Yes, keep politics off bench

Call it a case of a good headline for the wrong column.A recent issue of Raleigh’s News & Observer featured an opinion-page piece titled ...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Sowell asked right questions

Sowell asked right questions

Economist and N.C. native Thomas Sowell’s recent decision to end his syndicated newspaper column at age 86 has prompted this observer to revisit...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Phil, Sir Walter Wally make their predictions today

As this is being written on Wednesday afternoon, Robeson County is basking in the sun, enjoying 70-degree temperatures on a winter day wearing summer ...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Leave road work to states

RALEIGH — With all the furor and protests accompanying the launch of the Donald Trump administration, you might assume there’s little room...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Options exist for those who lost homes to Matthew

After the floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew had retreated, one of the things that quickly came into focus was that the new Robeson County would be mu...

February 1st, 2017 |