Tag: Robeson County

#ncpol: The Lesson of Robeson County

Robeson County is one of the most diehard Democrat counties in the state.  Republican presidential, gubernatorial, legislative and congressional candidates regularly get their feelings hurt there at election time.  But that has changed dramatically in recent years. Especially in November…

Litter court? (Seriously? ‘Fraid so.)

Odor in the court! Robeson County is a special place.  It’s my home county. (And not my current place of residence, BTW.)  And it is also one of the state leaders in a number of categories:  violent crime, sexually transmitted…

Power & Arrogance: Robeson pols living large on taxpayers’ dime despite county’s dismal economy

        Robeson County, in southeastern North Carolina, has officially become the state’s poorest jurisdiction.  It leads — or is near the top in all of the worst categories — crime, child abuse, venereal diseases, poverty, illiteracy.  …

Lumbee Tribe political machine splitting its ticket this year?

Robeson County is about as yellow-dog Democrat as you can get.  In 1972, while George McGovern was getting destroyed nationwide  by Richard Nixon  –  he was winning comfortably in  Robeson County.  The county, one of the state’s poorest,  features a…