Internship proves beneficial

Internship proves beneficial

Interning for the Sampson Independent was a fun and amazing experience that I will never forget. At first, I didn’t know what I was getting myse...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Presidential pulpit

Presidential pulpit

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the president wanted to use government money to provide relief to some very desperate people. He was initia...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Philosopher can teach Carolina pols

Philosopher can teach Carolina pols

North Carolina has an official state bird (the Northern Cardinal), an official state reptile (the Eastern Box Turtle), an official state insect (the h...

August 9th, 2017 |  


You decide: Should everyone have a basic income?

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Jus...

August 8th, 2017 |  


A few tips for freshmen

A few tips for freshmen

Students coming from small towns may find it hard to adjust to live on a college campus. For one thing, in high school, they probably everyone they we...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Some reforms enjoy broad support

Some reforms enjoy broad support

If you believe the political debate in North Carolina and the rest of the country has grown coarse, predictable, and unproductive, you’re not al...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Our youth need more opportunity

Our youth need more opportunity

With the recent rash of drug arrests in the county as the backdrop, let’s not forget, if given a chance, most people want the opportunity of bei...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Hungry, angry, lonely, tired?

Hungry, angry, lonely, tired?

“Halt! Who goes there?” demands the sentry, manning the outpost. The guard’s duty is to protect the fort, building or camp. He has t...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In ...

July 28th, 2017 |  


What one generation allows

What one generation allows

There was a state of emergency in Nevada. Technically, it was called a “Statement of Emergency.” The governor of Nevada endorsed the emerg...

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