Pay tribute to Clinton City Councilwoman Maxine Harris by carrying on work in Dist. 5 that she started

Maxine Harris was a warrior who blazed many trails, positively impacting the lives of others along the way. And she did it her way — straight fo...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Our ancestors’ resolve for learning

Our ancestors’ resolve for learning

In honor and recognition of Black History Month, on tomorrow, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Baptist, 900 College St., Clinton...

February 25th, 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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


The killer called opioids

There is a killer among us. Most frightening about that fact, is the killer cannot be stopped by normal law enforcement means. This killer can only be...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


It’s time we all settled down, Trump, too

Several weeks ago on this page, we encouraged Americans to settle down and give new President Donald Trump an opportunity to lead the country. While m...

February 9th, 2017 |  


‘Mr. Charlie’ leaves a lasting legacy

Never has there been a more genteel man than Charlie Turner McCullen Jr., and never will anyone’s sweet smile, twinkling eyes or humble demeanor...

February 7th, 2017 updated: February 7th, 2017. |