But it won’t be the same

But it won’t be the same

Well, there was at least one political prediction last fall that was correct. And I didn’t hear it from the so-called “experts” in t...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Wait for me!

Wait for me!

The world is changing at a fast pace making it difficult to keep up and even more difficult to know what it all means for us and our children and gran...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Relay still worth our support

Over the course of two dozen or more years, Relay for Life has been a vital part of Sampson County, with its supporters raising hundreds of thousands ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Party divides are no surprise

Party divides are no surprise

Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their vie...

May 24th, 2017 |  


In Powell, we lost one of the truly great ones

Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry believed in the power of an educator, and he once was quoted as saying: “A good teacher can inspire hope, ig...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Have we no shame?

Shameful and shocking — the Cincinnati suicide of an eight-year-old boy named Gabriel Taye two days after being assaulted by a classmate in a sc...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Hotcakes & topics

Hotcakes & topics

Chris Warren and his 19-year-old son Will were enjoying breakfast at the Sampson Crossing McDonald’s Tuesday and sat down to talk about what was...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Is it just an ‘option?’

Is it just an ‘option?’

It started in college, and became a running joke between my parents and myself through the years. When I was at ECU, my folks would ask if I was comin...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Remembering president Kennedy

Remembering president Kennedy

Being born on May 29, 1917, one hundred years ago this month, John F. Kennedy became the first president born in the twentieth century to serve in the...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Average pay isn’t the point

Average pay isn’t the point

The average pay received by public school teachers in North Carolina this year was $49,837, up four percent from the 2015-16 school year. That was the...

May 19th, 2017 |