The gifts we can give one another

Christmas is upon us, and the mad rush is on. Last-minute shopping is moving full steam ahead, meals are being planned, bank accounts are being checke...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Three cheers to our neighbors

Our neighbors to the east, in Duplin County, should be stepping pretty high these days, thanks to some remarkable athletes who have put the county on ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Stefanovich deserving of accolades

Former Clinton City Councilman Steve Stefanovich epitomizes what it is to be a community servant. He has been loyal to a fault to the city he has call...

December 10th, 2017 |  


It’s not as bad as Charlotte

It’s not as bad as Charlotte

Terri and I were driving out of Charlotte last Friday night on U.S. 74 East. We were heading home from Charlotte toward Monroe, after visiting friends...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Herring has earned N.C. 24 designation

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who ca...

December 8th, 2017 |  


The license for war

The license for war

In the 1700s when weapons of war were still primitive, the Founders of our constitution were wise enough to know that war could ruin nations, and they...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Tree of Love fitting tribute to Newman

Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Tree of Love embodies community and, through its annual lighting continues to be a shining example of what the...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Trump fails to strike right tone

Trump fails to strike right tone

Commenting on the victory of President-elect Donald J. Trump, in my editorial on November 20, 2016, I expressed some dismay about the election of Trum...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Leopards are our champions

Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying, “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them — a desire, a dream, a vision.&...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Bringing peace to the world

Let there be peace on earth.Those words make up a simple but powerful phrase. It’s one that’s been used in song lyrics, touted in politica...

November 29th, 2017 |