Tragedy at home

Tragedy struck our peaceful community in the wee hours of Sunday morning, reminding us that the issues we often feel immune to can somehow come home t...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship

Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship

ROSE HILL — Union High School senior Daisy Almonte is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina Assoc...

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


Chamber’s Leadership Program a needed — and valuable — asset

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce offers an array of services that are advantageous to the business community. Among them is the Leadership Prog...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Older Americans — blazing a trail

Older Americans — blazing a trail

Having turned 65 during the summer of 2015, that milestone and this month of May bring a newly found significance to my life and worldview. I, too, fe...

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


Make a difference, support those in need

Things can change in a flash; the tide will shift, the stars will realign, promises of forever can vanish. One minute you are perfectly healthy, the n...

May 18th, 2016 |  


The positives still outweigh the negatives

You can focus on the negative or bask in the positive. It’s true in every aspect of life, but perhaps it’s never more important than when ...

May 11th, 2016 |  


‘Growing’ local black male teachers

‘Growing’ local black male teachers

We need more strong, positive black male teachers in our classrooms in our schools in Sampson County, ranging fro kindergarten through 12th grade, wit...

May 7th, 2016 |  


Newkirk Park a shining testament of community

James Newkirk had to be smiling down on the park named in his memory Saturday, as nearly 100 people gathered for the re-dedication of the outdoor spac...

May 5th, 2016 |  


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 why one of the goals of our nation...

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 and native son Geddi...

April 17th, 2016 |