Aunt Annie always tipped the scales

Somebody once told me that black bears live out their entire lives within the same 14 miles.When I heard that, right away I got to thinking about Aunt...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Saving a relic from the rubble

Back off the road apiece on McKoy Street sits a red brick structure that has been home to thousands of youngsters through the years, a place where edu...

July 24th, 2016 |  


We all need illuminating

We all need illuminating

Illuminate. It is defined as, “to supply or brighten with light.” And for a few days recently, around 180 junior high and high school stud...

July 24th, 2016 |  


A recipe for preparation

A recipe for preparation

It has been said that heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Let us consider if this is a true statement or not. First, Jesus assured His a...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Supporting Sampson County’s finest

On any given week, local law enforcement officers respond to some 700 requests for service. They don’t stop to ask if the caller is black or whi...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


The nation needs Hemingway’s unity

Several years ago, the late Rev. Glennwood Hemingway founded an outreach effort in the Harrells community, one that he envisioned would bring people o...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Remembering Thurgood Marshall

As the legendary civil rights leader and chief counsel of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1938 to 1961, Thurgood Marshall did ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


What they were created for

What they were created for

It was always said jokingly, but it was the truth. Back during my career with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, I would be asked from time to time about the ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Pokémon Go offers free fun, way to see local sights

A new smartphone app will not only let you collect different creatures, but it will help you go on an adventure to explore your town and see what it h...

July 14th, 2016 updated: July 14th, 2016. |  


What should go without saying

It should go without saying, but:The police are not bad.Yes, there are some police officers who shouldn’t be police officers, and there are some...

July 12th, 2016 |