Keeping it simple and fresh

Keeping it simple and fresh

I don’t know about you, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the abundance of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables during the past few weeks. Loc...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Blueberries a healthy, tasty treat

Blueberries a healthy, tasty treat

July is National Blueberry Month. Did you know that North Carolina is the seventh largest blueberry growing state in the country? We produce 48.5 mill...

July 8th, 2017 |  


NC must be wary of California’s path

NC must be wary of California’s path

In February 2013, I wrote a column about the city of Lumberton’s unfunded liabilities. These are the promises made to employees about future ben...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Fairmont sets two job fairs

FAIRMONT — Job fairs have been scheduled for Wednesday and Aug. 2 in Fairmont.M.J. Soffe will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesd...

June 24th, 2017 |  


It’s a summertime deal

It’s a summertime deal

Did you hear the squeals of joy when school let out?Every child in the county was overjoyed that his or her summer vacation was beginning. If you miss...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Change is continuous in farming.Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets, and consumer preferences all change continuously, just to ...

June 16th, 2017 |  


ACA cost continues upward spiral

ACA cost continues upward spiral

Let’s start with the basics. I saw a study that suggested many Americans didn’t know that the ACA and “Obamacare” were the sam...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Tribe to hold economic summit at UNCP

PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe will hold the 2017 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit on May 24 and May 25 on the campus of The University of North Carol...

May 13th, 2017 updated: May 13th, 2017. |  


College graduations, high school graduations, the last day of school, and then it is here — the long-awaited break every student looks forward t...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Market should steer economy, not regulations

Market should steer economy, not regulations

Readers who care about the environment have contacted me with questions such as “should I support the natural gas line coming to Robeson County,...

May 6th, 2017 |