Tag: Robeson County

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…