Remembering Dale’s last round

Remembering Dale’s last round

That Friday was one of those few days in August where the weather was bearable. The weather was more than just bearable, it was actually comfortable. ...

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


Boykin a man who will live on in the hearts of many

Boykin a man who will live on in the hearts of many

There’s a song that keeps ringing in my ears. Some of the words are, “When you hear of my homegoing, don’t worry about me. I’m...

August 19th, 2016 updated: August 19th, 2016. |  


Remembering days on the beach

The dawn is heavy with the promise of another summer day patiently waiting to be born. In the stillness of this early hour, the sky to the east lighte...

August 18th, 2016 updated: August 18th, 2016. |  


The quest for community

The quest for community

When people ask me where I grew up, I often answer, “Downtown Clement.” Downtown Clement? Yep, between Clement School and Garthie Carroll&...

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


The husband hunters

Fall arrives as always, chasing close behind August. When I was a child in Virginia, it’s warning chill closed in before the last crops of summe...

August 11th, 2016 |  


SI internship delivers experience

SI internship delivers experience

It has been a very short summer, or at least that’s what it’s felt like. I’ve been a summer intern for The Sampson Independent since...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


They fought and died for this?

They fought and died for this?

It’s summer, and there’s not much on TV. There are the summer reruns and scripted reality shows. (How can a “reality” show hav...

August 7th, 2016 updated: August 7th, 2016. |  


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 |  


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. |