What we have in common

What we have in common

I’m nearing the end of another year officiating basketball for the Clinton Recreation Department. I enjoy doing it, but I am glad the season is ...

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


Sampson needs to increase its room occupancy rate to bring in more tourism

We’re not always in favor of tax hikes, but sometimes we believe they are necessary to help grow our county. That’s the case with a contin...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Town of Roseboro, leaders, citizens need to work together to find a solution to nutrition site problem

Roseboro’s nutrition site needs a home, and we hope the town’s commissioners, its citizens and county leaders, together, can find an accep...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Don’t want to be an underdog, then you should think for yourself

Editor:When it comes to the ruling from the 9th Circuit Court to reinstate the “law” on illegal immigrants, a promise our president ran hi...

February 16th, 2017 |  


New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos deserve a fair chance

Betsy DeVos has endured weeks of attacks on her character — and her mission to make schools work for children. But Michigan’s billionaire ...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


4-H builds self-confidence, character

Sampson County 4-H is one of the best youth-oriented organizations around. Don’t believe it, spend a few minutes with a young person who has par...

February 15th, 2017 |  


That old sweetheart of mine

When the flames of young love scatter, before slipping into their place in time, there remains in all the mornings of mature lovers who have generousl...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Whitaker the giant

William Henry Whitaker was an institution in and of himself. His life was a life lived in the beauty and grace of every season for each of us to enjoy...

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


How much is twenty trillion dollars?

How much is twenty trillion dollars?

Twenty trillion dollars. I bet you haven’t seen or heard those words lately. Politicians don’t want to discuss it, mainly because they don...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Remembering a great call to action

Remembering a great call to action

Using February as a backdrop, let me share with you two events that mark the birthday of Abraham Lincoln which provide an ideal time and opportunity f...

February 11th, 2017 updated: February 11th, 2017. |