Land grabs aren’t beneficial

Land grabs aren’t beneficial

RALEIGH — Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Chavis’ Trump-like quality

Chavis’ Trump-like quality

School boards claim to be non-partisan. But nothing could be further from the truth. They can be more complex and worthy of political analysis, especi...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Credit key to US prosperity

Credit key to US prosperity

One of my top priorities for this term in Congress is supporting economic growth, the creation of good paying jobs, and opportunities for every Americ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Kids omitted in battle of egos

Six members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County last week, with their willingness to make a decision as weighty as hiri...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Kids omitted in a senseless battle of egos

Kids omitted in a senseless battle of egos

Six members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County last week, with their willingness to make a decision as weighty as hiri...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 14th, 2017. |  


Cooper right on Medicaid

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice President-elect Mike Pe...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Fewer rules would benefit NC

Fewer rules would benefit NC

A healthy skepticism tends to come in handy. That’s especially true when it comes to gauging the merits of a new government program.When the pro...

January 12th, 2017 |  


School board sets new superintendent up for failure

So how did six members of our 11-member Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County succeed in Tuesday’s coup, firing one school...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Our state is surely not Cuba

Our state is surely not Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is i...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Crime report provides a feel, but little else

Every year, as if intended to dash the hopes that come with the new year, there it is — the SBI’s annual crime report that shows Robeson C...

January 11th, 2017 |