Sampson Independent- RSS OPINION Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:45:49 EST 1800 Remembering 6 young Ya-Ya Sisters http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50578441/Remembering-6-young-Ya-Ya-Sisters 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 lightens behind billows of perfect clouds. The orchestration is breath-taking. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:09 EST Words still mean things http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50610072/Words-still-mean-things It was another example that words still mean things. On TV, during last Sunday's “Meet The Press,” the moderator, Chuck Todd, had an interview with President Obama. The interview was mostly about U.S. foreign policy. While Chuck Todd... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:30:10 EST NAACP — a symbol of hope http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50616824/NAACP--a-symbol-of-hope Founded 105 years ago this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one of the key players in advancing democracy through its struggle for equality and... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:01:22 EST To seem rather than to be http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50570193/To-seem-rather-than-to-be I now know what purgatory looks like. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:30:10 EST Pow Wow keeps the tradition alive http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50559094/Pow-Wow-keeps-the-tradition-alive See related story A1When it comes to preserving heritage and keeping the traditions of years past alive, none do it any better than the Coharie Tribe. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:30:15 EST A legacy continues http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50526347/A-legacy-continues They had a choice. They could become bitter, or they could become better. They became better. Born a hundred years apart, the legacy of one opened the door of opportunity for the other. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:30:13 EST Outsiders taking our jobs? http://clintonnc.com/news/letters-opinion/50516995/Outsiders-taking-our-jobs Editor:Why are there county employees that are not residents of this county. I'm not talking law enforcement. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 05:00:10 EST Lessons from terrible tragedy http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50493404/Lessons-from-terrible-tragedy There are just some things that don't make sense. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:30:11 EST Wandering away from home http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50446122/Wandering-away-from-home “I want to hear the story about you following the dog when you were little.” Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:30:13 EST The enduring American dilemma http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50451406/The-enduring-American-dilemma It is my conviction that the recent unrest surrounding the shooting of the unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., is a reminder of the enduring American dilemma — finding for the black man “a place consistent with the national heritage of... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:07 EST Reforms that benefit agriculture http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50450444/Reforms-that-benefit-agriculture On Aug. 20, the House of Representatives and the Senate, constituting the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly, adjourned sine die. Unless the yovernor calls for a special session, the General Assembly will not meet again until next year with... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:01:12 EST Business thefts really do hurt many http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50419597/Business-thefts-really-do-hurt-many There have been two major business thefts in Clinton this month, and the ramifications of those thefts resemble the ripple effect left by a stone skipped across water. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:30:09 EST Greater works than these http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50414546/Greater-works-than-these I will be placed under arrest on Sept. 10. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:01:11 EST Prepare students with tools they need http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50383910/Prepare-students-with-tools-they-need Tomorrow dawns a new day for children across Sampson County as students from ages 4 through 18 return to classrooms in our two public school systems for another year. Private school students took their first steps into a new year a little while back... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:30:13 EST A benevolent dictator? http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50378534/A-benevolent-dictator “What we need,” said Dale, “is a benevolent dictator.”“Yeah,” I replied. “But I don't remember reading about too many kind-hearted dictators in the history books.” Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:30:10 EST Numbers don’t tell SCC’s success story http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50355517/Numbers-dont-tell-SCCs-success-story Enrollment numbers might be down a little bit at Sampson Community College this fall, but that certainly should not — and in our view does not — diminish its great impact in this community nor define it as an educational... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:31:10 EST Youth touched, helped me http://clintonnc.com/news/letters/50296964/Youth-touched-helped-me Editor:It is very important to me, and I believe it would help a lot of people, especially the elderl,y to have this information. That's why I chose to write to your readers today. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:12 EST The husband hunters http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50313995/The-husband-hunters Fall arrives as always in September. When I was a child in Virginia, it's warning chill began even before the last crops of summer were harvested, and the leaves began turning gold and russet. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:30:11 EST The world is flat (Part 2) http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50297196/The-world-is-flat-(Part-2) “In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:46:12 EST Starting the greatest school year ever http://clintonnc.com/news/news_education-opinion-opinion_columns/50297705/Starting-the-greatest-school-year-ever With our caring and effective teachers assembling tomorrow, mindful of the enormous influence they have on improving educational outcomes for all students, and with our school administrators' assurance that our “kids are going to get a... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:46:09 EST