Supporting Connect NC bond supports Sampson

There are many reasons to vote in the March 15 primary, among them selecting leaders for various local, state and …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Stop scammers by thinking before acting

Yet another scam targeting elderly residents has hit Sampson County, reminding us that we need to be alert to what …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Refuse to turn back clock on voting

Refuse to turn back clock on voting

As we prepare for the election of 2016, let’s remind ourselves that this election is most definitely about the future …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Diaper Bank, community, meeting a real need

Sampson County residents are amazing in their giving spirit. Most have an infectious we’re-all-in-this-together attitude that makes raising money for …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Be heart wise

The statistics are staggering, the realities often ones we had rather not face, but the truth is heart disease is …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Revival of CenterStage gets a good start

If Saturday night’s opener for the return of the CenterStage Performing Arts Series is any indication, then people are in …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Vision, hard work at Sunset School strengthens safety

Sunset Avenue School leaders are to be commended for their initiative and their vision, the combination of which is bringing …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Recognizing stalking, and stopping it

Stalking: Know It; Name It; Stop It. That’s the mantra being used this month during National Stalking Awareness Month as …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Following examples of service that Sessoms, Naylor set

Minsom Sessoms believed in community service just as much as he believed in small business, and he made an impact …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Our destiny is one and the same

Our destiny is one and the same

A lot of the anger and fear that is being expressed today by many Americans, especially Republicans, is, in large …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Honor King by serving others

The great Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered for many things during celebrations to honor him today and Monday …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Get involved — it’s important!

It’s important to get involved, and that’s perhaps never any truer than when getting involved means helping law enforcement officers …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Making a difference one person at a time

A new year has dawned, and seven days into it, there are many signs of good things to come: gas …

January 7th, 2016 |  

Helping hands assisting Helping Hands

A helping hand is an appreciated hand. Our first-responders — be they deputies, police officers, firefighters, dispatchers or emergency service …

January 5th, 2016 |  

Reflecting on a historic anniversary

Reflecting on a historic anniversary

On this third day into the new year of 2016, let’s reflect on the special, historic meaning January 1 has …

January 3rd, 2016 |  

Committing ourselves to a better 2016

We’ve marched into a new year today, boldly ready to accept the challenges that lie ahead and, hopefully, grasp the …

January 1st, 2016 |  

Celebrate, but use common sense please

You can never be too cautious. That is true today, as many make plans to bring in 2016 with robust …

December 31st, 2015 |  

Keep the joy of Christmas all year long

Christmas 2015 is another one for the record books, what with all its revelry, the full moon and the hottest …

December 29th, 2015 |  

Celebrating Christmas with peace, love

Christmas Eve is here. For some, today will be a day of traveling; for others it will be a day …

December 24th, 2015 |  

Kids continue to give us lessons on Christmas

Sometimes children can make us see things so much clearer than we, as adults, often do. That’s likely never truer …

December 23rd, 2015 |  

Respecting and celebrating differences

Respecting and celebrating differences

One recent article on teaching children tolerance defined the term as follows: “Tolerance means respecting and learning from others, valuing …

December 20th, 2015 |  

Roseboro-Salemburg Middle’s Hall makes us proud

Roseboro-Salemburg Middle’s Olivia Hall has put Sampson County and Sampson County Schools on the map once again, all because she …

December 20th, 2015 |  


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