Oh the joys of spring!

Oh the joys of spring!

Spring starts March 20th this year and that means the flowers are going to be blooming, the insect population will come back to life, and so many othe...

March 18th, 2016 |  


He still can’t sing

This morning, this weepy February morning, politely turned her back on the sun for a while; clouds are low and dark, painting everything a murky, shab...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Just doing their job

Just doing their job

“I don’t make the rules. I’m just doing my job.” That was a line I used, or one similar to it, many times during my career wit...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Romanticizing depression

Romanticizing depression

As I mentioned in my last column, part of my thesis for the research paper on social media’s effects on mental illness is that mental illness ge...

March 11th, 2016 |  


Remember to take a picture

Remember to take a picture

It’s probably my favorite picture. It’s a photo of five scraggy looking guys in front of a little fishing boat. The five were my daddy, L....

March 6th, 2016 |  


Embarking on an internship

Embarking on an internship

Hello fellow citizens of Sampson County! My name is Cheyenne Harbison and I am a fourth year student at the Sampson Early College High School in Clint...

March 2nd, 2016 |  


Why did the chicken cross the road?

DONALD TRUMP: We will build a big wall to keep illegal chickens from crossing the road. We will have a door for legal chickens.JOHN KERRY: We will tru...

March 1st, 2016 |  


Addressing issues unique to black students

Addressing issues unique to black students

Having taught high school social studies for 34 years with the Clinton City Schools, this statement that I am about to share with you resonates clearl...

February 28th, 2016 |  


What’s right for Cam and Trump

What’s right for Cam and Trump

The smile wasn’t there anymore. Cam Newton wasn’t happy. His team, the Carolina Panthers, had just lost the Super Bowl to the Denver Bronc...

February 28th, 2016 |  


Mr. Abe and the Holocaust

Mr. Abe and the Holocaust

When they asked if I wouldn’t mind driving Mr. Abe back to Raleigh, I quickly agreed. I was actually looking forward to spending some time talki...

February 14th, 2016 |