That old sweetheart of mine

When the flames of young love scatter, before slipping into their place in time, there remains in all the mornings …

February 12th, 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 |  

To the Editor: This is written to remind the residents of Sampson County how fortunate we are to have our …

February 7th, 2016 |  

The most important question

The most important question

Who? What? Where? When? Why? Those were the questions we were told to try to answer in every news story …

February 7th, 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 |  

The driverless car

In this age of innovations and inventions, we are about to be introduced to the self-driving automobile. That calls for …

February 4th, 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 |  

More than fed up

Editor: Have you heard the “BREAKING” business news about FEDEX merging with UPS? The new company is called, FED-UPS. Well, …

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 |  

It’s not the wolf at the door

It’s not the wolf at the door

Finishing up this column, I’m assuming there was another Republican debate this past week. The past debates have drawn a …

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 |  

Remembering Greensboro and Dr. King

Remembering Greensboro and Dr. King

As I sat in the Civic Center, I noticed the four stools sitting at the counter. The setting was for …

January 23rd, 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 |  

Cruz and his fury dangerous for U.S.

Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors who had strayed into Iranian waters ended quickly and peacefully last week. Ted Cruz …

January 21st, 2016 updated: January 21st, 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 |  

Seeing what they see

Seeing what they see

As I drove up into the Walmart shopping center parking lot, I was relieved when I saw the deputy’s patrol …

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 |  

Legislative goals achieved

Legislative goals achieved

At the outset of my first year serving in Congress, I laid out three main priorities to focus on in …

January 13th, 2016 |  


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