Help United Way continue to make a local difference

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the non-profit organization has put...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Healing the scars of racial inequality

Healing the scars of racial inequality

Even though there is no legal basis for discrimination in the U.S. today, we are still having to deal with the vestiges and the scars of generations o...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Stopping the violence

Domestic violence, or Intimate Partner Violence (IPL), is widespread. It’s a serious public health crisis that impacts hundreds of thousands of ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


We need to pray for Las Vegas, our nation

By this editorial’s reading, the shock of Sunday night’s horrific mass murder at a Las Vegas outdoor country music concert will, sadly, ha...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


An ounce of prevention

In 2017, approximately 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women and 40,610 women in the U.S are expected...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Take a knee, get the boot

Professional athletes are causing a ruckus and, in doing so, they are setting a poor example for the millions of young people who look up to them and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


The local flair

There are many good things about being a community newspaper. One of them is the ability we have to promote all the great things that our young people...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one...

September 23rd, 2017 |