Saving a relic from the rubble

Back off the road apiece on McKoy Street sits a red brick structure that has been home to thousands of youngsters through the years, a place where edu...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Supporting Sampson County’s finest

On any given week, local law enforcement officers respond to some 700 requests for service. They don’t stop to ask if the caller is black or whi...

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


The nation needs Hemingway’s unity

Several years ago, the late Rev. Glennwood Hemingway founded an outreach effort in the Harrells community, one that he envisioned would bring people o...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Remembering Thurgood Marshall

As the legendary civil rights leader and chief counsel of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1938 to 1961, Thurgood Marshall did ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


What should go without saying

It should go without saying, but:The police are not bad.Yes, there are some police officers who shouldn’t be police officers, and there are some...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Don’t measure LCC by tragedy

There is an eighth victim in the tragic and deadly weekend brawl that killed a Roseboro man and injured six others, including a Sampson County Sheriff...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Independence Day 240 years later

Independence Day 240 years later

On tomorrow, July 4, 2016, the nation will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago, the day America ...

July 3rd, 2016 |  


City makes great strides with wayfinding signs

Progress is imperative, and promotion a must in this fast-paced, constantly changing world in which we live. That’s why it’s refreshing to...

June 28th, 2016 |  


School leadership shifts good ones

Just as sure as spring temperatures shift to the hot, humid weather that summer brings, parents can often expect an educational shift in personnel, mo...

June 26th, 2016 |  


A tradition ends

Twenty-one years ago, Ermon Godwin strolled the Walter Ragan field at the old Midway High School pointing out where the stage for that year’s Ho...

June 17th, 2016 updated: June 17th, 2016. |