Retired school teacher says just say no to Betsy DeVos

To the Editor,As a retired public school teacher, I have concerns about Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy DeVos. About 90 percent of America’...

January 31st, 2017 |  


US in a three-front war

US in a three-front war

Robeson County appeared in Politico Magazine as one of nine places in the nation that mattered last election. These were large counties Clinton was ex...

January 31st, 2017 |  


NC ends 2016 on high note

NC ends 2016 on high note

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s labor market ended 2016 on a strong note. Total employment in the state hit 4,360,200 jobs in December, up 2 pe...

January 30th, 2017 |  


School board needs to unite, conduct a real search

A key component of any compromise is that each side can try to spin it as a win, and that was the case on Thursday as the fractured Board of Education...

January 28th, 2017 |  


The real choices for schools

The real choices for schools

Every year around this time there’s an increase in the coverage of the school privatization movement as “National School Choice Week”...

January 27th, 2017 |  


School board’s pettiness a waste of money

We could hear the collective groan across the county on Thursday as people read our headline that the buyout of Tommy Lowry will cost $180,000, all of...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Work continues to protect unborn

Work continues to protect unborn

A few weeks ago, my family was blessed with the arrival of a beautiful baby girl, our 10th grandchild. If you’ve ever held a newborn, so defense...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Women’s March was about Trump’s win, not Hillary’s loss

To the Editor,Over the past several days I have heard and read negative comments about Saturday’s Women’s March from some people, includin...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Don’t squander the surplus

Don’t squander the surplus

RALEIGH — Here’s the good news: North Carolina’s state budget is solidly in the black. From July to December, the first six months o...

January 26th, 2017 |  


When a ‘cut,’ isn’t a cut

When a ‘cut,’ isn’t a cut

If the relationship between new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly remains a “known unknown” at this point...

January 25th, 2017 |