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Members of Congress — and especially members of the Senate Armed Services Committee — have expressed alarm this week about the circumstances under which four Green Berets from Fort Bragg’s 3rd … more
North Carolina has some pretty good open meetings and public records laws. For the most part, the state’s residents have free access to the inside workings of government. Even the emails sent … more
With Halloween on the horizon, the forces of political correctness are giving American college students a scare. Administrators and student groups are fretting over costume choices. Garb like … more
A lifesaving antidote to heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses could be on its way to Wilson County’s public middle and high schools, but the proposal is proving controversial with parents … more
It has been three weeks since Las Vegas police stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room at Mandalay Bay, finding him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and surrounded by a personal arsenal of … more
When constituents speak, Wilson County commissioners listen. In a symbolic but still significant move, the county Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to sign off on a resolution expressing concerns … more
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is all for President Donald Trump’s tax-reform plan — almost. It carries a “potential unintended consequence,” the 6th District Republican from Guilford County said … more
There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics program will suffer no longer from what has now been … more
Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for covering state politics, their efforts earned heavy-handed administrative censorship. The … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
One of the NCAA's supposed core values is that intercollegiate athletics should play a "supporting role" in the mission of higher education. It showed itself Friday to be rotten to the … more
Nearly half of all North Carolina prison inmates find themselves back behind bars within two years of their release. An inability to find and keep jobs is a leading cause of recidivism, as … more
Spreading rumors on social media — and maybe even alluding to them — can be costly. Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson and Officer Rayne Biggs are suing Terry Baker, a mayoral candidate and former … more
Last week's brief legislative session delivered one of the strangest election changes yet. Gov. Roy Cooper wisely vetoed the measure Monday. Senate Bill 656, the "Electoral Freedom Act of 2017," … more
Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble - and thus more effective - than government when it comes to delivering consumer services. That … more
Hurricane Matthew had been threatening for days before it began its final skirt of our coast on Oct. 8, 2016. That day began well enough. Bands from the storm punctuated sunlight before blotting it … more
It looks as if an SBI investigation will conclude that Kevin Anthony Battaglia, retired Army, just 33 years old, someone’s son, and the father of three young children, died when he was struck by an … more
Wilson City Council candidates got a dose of good, old-fashioned populism Thursday evening. After incumbent councilmen passed on the opportunity to oppose art censorship and express support for … more
In these inflationary times, 50 cents won’t buy you a steaming cup of coffee or a cold cola from a vending machine. But the clink of two quarters in the coin slot still gets you a copy of today’s … more
The callers were indignant — and misinformed. They were calling The Robesonian to express their displeasure over the news that Shanita Wooten, the superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson … more
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