Americans can be united without being unanimous

Americans can be united without being unanimous

On cue, a cascade of cliches flooded the airwaves following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.Can Trump unify a deeply divided country? W...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Inauguration and what it should mean

Inauguration and what it should mean

Yes, we all know at the inauguration it all comes down to one thing: being the president-elect accepting the office of president of the United States ...

January 20th, 2017 |  


LETTER: They are pushing the button

To the editor:The Democrats are pushing the self-destruct button for their own country. I have never in my lifetime seen them so crazy. They have now ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


LETTER: The night the knights went out in Robeson

LETTER: The night the knights went out in Robeson

To the editor:I would like to send out a little information on how the Ku Klux Klan has affected all people of North Carolina. It has never been a pos...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Never mind the bullying tweets that unnerve allied nations and reverberate through financial markets.Put aside for moment the disturbing confirmation ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


LETTER: World problems stem from sin

LETTER: World problems stem from sin

To the editor:Thanks for the ‘Letters to the editor’ part of our paper. Mr. J.A. Bolton, his wife Azalea Bolton and Mr. Robert Lee are a p...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Urban-rural gap is nothing new

Urban-rural gap is nothing new

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, I’m just t...

January 18th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Obama’s legacy will have lasting importance

LETTER: Obama’s legacy will have lasting importance

To the editor: This newspaper is fortunate to have the tandem of Robert Lee’s weekly political columns and Douglas Smith’s thoughtful repl...

January 17th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Former fire chief made a difference

LETTER: Former fire chief made a difference

To the Editor:Charles Trotter, former Chief of the Rockingham Fire Department, was a people person and at the same time tenacious in his approach to t...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Memories of Reagan’s inauguration

Memories of Reagan’s inauguration

With the inauguration of our new president quickly approaching, I am reminded of Jan. 20, 1981, and my own experience of a similar event.Ten days earl...

January 17th, 2017 |