Dividing countries was a mistake

Dividing countries was a mistake

At the close of World War Two, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Welcoming another season

Although temperatures have still remained in the upper 80s this week, there’s still been a change in the air over the course of this month, a ch...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Measuring American’s greatness

Measuring American’s greatness

There are several ways that a nation can measure its greatness including wealth and economic opportunity, military power, equality of justice, the edu...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Meth use may be up, but so is enforcement

The use and manufacture of methamphetamine appears to be on the rise once again in Sampson County, with yet another clandestine lab discovered and mor...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Don’t judge SCC by enrollment sways

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 &...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Don’t foot-drag on occupancy rate hike

Some decisions make no sense, and county commissioners’ sudden foot-dragging on green-lighting a hike in the occupancy tax is one of them. That&...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Do you remember the Preamble

Do you remember the Preamble

Okay, let’s see if you remember it. It’s the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Sometime around middle school you were supposed to memoriz...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Black Velvet and Elvis

Editor:“Black Velvet” was a song that came out in the early 1990s to describe the incomparable Elvis Presley. There were two versions of t...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Humbled arrogance

Editor:Humbled arrogance is how reporters on one TV station described Texans; it’s a state of mind of how we will survive no matter what comes o...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Four dates Carolinians should know

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key mom...

September 15th, 2017 |