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 |  


Union elites throw stones from glass houses

When the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, released its annual Executive Paywatch report earlier this week, the goal was to...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Troublefield, Norton were humble public servants

In less than a week, Sampson County has lost two great public servants, individuals who dedicated a large portion of their lives to serving others.Lon...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Ucare changes lives every day

Editor’s note: Due to the highly sensitive nature of releasing the name of a domestic violence victim, The Sampson Independent has agreed to run...

May 18th, 2017 |