How long will it last?

How long will it last?

(Note: This column was originally scheduled for last Sunday but was delayed due to technical issues. But maybe it can be helpful to someone today.)How...

October 18th, 2015 updated: October 18th, 2015. |  


Looking for Beulah light

My grandmother was never much inclined to leave the comfort of her Carolina home for any length of time. When she did make it was only for a “da...

October 16th, 2015 |  


It’s time for the movie magic

It’s time for the movie magic

As you’re reading this column today, I’ll be standing on the sidewalk in front of the Sampson County Courthouse, knees knocking, lips dry ...

October 6th, 2015 |  


Cotton defoliation

Cotton defoliation

For those of you who are not familiar with cotton production, defoliation is a method of forcing the cotton plant to shield its foliage in order to ha...

September 29th, 2015 |  


The course has changed

The course has changed

It’s a funny golf story with a message. Maybe you folks who don’t golf will also enjoy it.A young man was playing a round with an elderly ...

September 27th, 2015 |  


Who will do something?

Who will do something?

In the past I’ve written about the background of a couple of familiar hymns of the Christian faith. A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about John...

September 20th, 2015 |  


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 lighte...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Woman of amazing grace

She was an old fashion “Amazing Grace Woman,” one of those quiet “Mercy Me Women” who would stand out in any century. A beatit...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Movie filmed in Sampson is a humbling, exciting ride

Movie filmed in Sampson is a humbling, exciting ride

It’s an indescribable feeling to live a dream. At once you feel humbled and exhilarated; undeserving and thankful; appreciative and excited; dis...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Remembering the tobacco market

Remembering the tobacco market

When I was growing up, for some, Labor Day was the end of tobacco season. The crop was out of the field. The harvest was in. But to many of us, tobacc...

September 13th, 2015 updated: September 13th, 2015. |