Still undoing effect of segregation

Still undoing effect of segregation

At the start of the 1966-67 school year, 50 years ago, my educational landscape changed radically. as the beginning of my junior year in high school t...

October 23rd, 2016 |  

Preparing for after the storm

Preparing for after the storm

The weatherman said for us all to prepare for a “rain event.” Well, Hurricane Matthew turned out to be much more than a “rain event....

October 23rd, 2016 |  

Standing with our communities

Editor:Thousands of our friends and neighbors are suffering in storm-ravaged Eastern North Carolina. While some can only wait and ponder the wreckage ...

October 19th, 2016 |  

When the lights went out

The question for every small town in Sampson County during and after Hurricane Matthew is this: When the lights went out, who came on?The town of Rose...

October 18th, 2016 |  

Learning the grandparent rules

Learning the grandparent rules

During the last ten years I’ve learned a new set of rules. They’re called the Grandparent Rules. And recently I saw one of those rules in ...

October 16th, 2016 |  

Overlooking Sampson not acceptable

Whether an unintended oversight or a deliberate slight, Sampson County’s name should immediately be added to the state’s federal disaster ...

October 13th, 2016 |  

Storm brings out more good than bad

The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has brought out the best and worst in people around Sampson County.While we could focus on the angry words of peopl...

October 12th, 2016 |  

Commissioners should do the right thing

Dear Editor,I am writing in response to the article “Hobbton Track Funding Denied” published Oct. 5, 2016. It is absolutely ridiculous tha...

October 9th, 2016 updated: October 14th, 2016. |  

What do you have to lose?

“What do you have to lose?” It’s one of those questions that when I hear it, I automatically become suspicious.But that question was...

October 9th, 2016 |  

Uniting in the fight for justice

Uniting in the fight for justice

Those hundreds of people, representing the great diversity of our community, who attended the recent Sampson County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, probab...

October 8th, 2016 updated: October 8th, 2016. |