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 |  


The Six reject truce, lawyer up, dig in deeper

Six members of the Board of the Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County have a grand opportunity to flip one page on all the silliness that...

January 25th, 2017 updated: January 25th, 2017. |  


Be realistic on bipartisanship

Be realistic on bipartisanship

RALEIGH — Whether the frame of reference is North Carolina or the nation as a whole, no one can dispute the fact that there is a partisan divide...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Our students are being cheated

Our students are being cheated

I have a big mouth. Having a newspaper editor trying to put my words in context doesn’t help.I have been reading The Robesonian about this crazy...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Obama and Trump trade places, and a nation awaits the unknown

If you are reading today’s Our View, then at least one prediction of what a Donald Trump presidency would condemn this country to has not come t...

January 21st, 2017 |