Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson

One could argue that America’s struggle for justice is as old as the nation itself, and this may help explain …

April 24th, 2016 updated: April 24th, 2016. |  

Herring plaque must be restored

It’s unclear what happened to the plaque erected at Roseboro’s National Guard Armory in honor of World War II veteran …

April 17th, 2016 |  

Byrds show commitment with Domino’s expansion

When small businesses take bold steps they deserve to be applauded. That’s why we are tipping our hat to Domino’s …

April 10th, 2016 |  

Program making dent in dropouts

It’s never been more important than now for young people to earn their high school diploma. And that’s why it’s …

April 10th, 2016 |  

Restoring opportunity and hope

Restoring opportunity and hope

Some 48 years ago, during the early Spring of my senior year at Clinton High School, just weeks before my …

April 10th, 2016 |  

Fitness Renaissance continues to impact kids

Fitness Renaissance remains one of the most unique local community initiatives we have ever seen, and it’s one that’s proven …

April 3rd, 2016 |  

Cashwell a real-life hero

Kyle Cashwell is an amazing man. We’ve known it for a long time now, as we’ve watched the one-time EMS …

April 3rd, 2016 |  

Do we show love or place stones?

“And behold, there was a great earthquake: the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away …

March 27th, 2016 |  

Judge Garland deserves consideration

Judge Garland deserves consideration

While taking high school civics, students learn that the U.S. Supreme Court consists of eight associate justices and a chief …

March 26th, 2016 |  

United we can stand against terrorism

Senseless tragedies seem to beget more senseless tragedies these days, leaving us both sad and angry, perhaps even a little …

March 24th, 2016 |  

Phonathon’s success benefits many

Raising money is no easy task even in a tremendously giving community like Sampson. Yet year after year the Sampson …

March 24th, 2016 |  

Helping Hands event a fine tribute

It is amazing what the people of Sampson County accomplish when asked to step up to the plate and help …

March 10th, 2016 |  

Nancy Reagan earned her place in history

Class beats out style every time. It’s perhaps one of the reasons Nancy Reagan quieted a room when she walked …

March 8th, 2016 |  

From the publisher:

Just over a week ago, two of The Sampson Independent’s journalists, Chase Jordan and Kristy Carter, along with the newspaper’s …

March 7th, 2016 |  

NC 24 widening brings progress with few headaches

There are many reasons to offer kudos to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for its recent work on the …

March 6th, 2016 |  

The uphill battle with drug abuse

Every time we think there is going to be an ebb in the constant flow of meth abuse in Sampson …

March 3rd, 2016 |  

Helping state’s parks another reason to pass Connect NC

There are a plethora of reasons for Sampson County residents to vote in the March 15 primary, many of which …

March 1st, 2016 |  

The most important shot

The most important shot

I was sitting at my computer pondering what to write about. I glanced up at the calendar in front of …

February 21st, 2016 |  

Black history inspires our youth

Black history inspires our youth

As we mark and observe the 90th year of the inception of what was then called Negro History Week, now …

February 14th, 2016 |  

Tossing bricks from overpasses far more than a teenage prank

Charges should always fit the crime, and in the case of three Midway teens now facing myriad felony counts of …

February 10th, 2016 |  

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 |  


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