Share thoughts with Jackson

We hope residents will be active participants in Sen. Brent Jackson’s Feb. 7 town hall forum, being held at 7 p.m. in the Activity Center on the...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Awareness is the first step

Opioid addiction is prevalent in Sampson County no matter how much we wish it weren’t so. It’s a problem that has no prejudice, impacting ...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Be heart healthy – it’s vital

The statistics are staggering, the realities often ones we had rather not face, but the truth is heart disease is just as deadly for women as it is fo...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Butler epitomizes community leadership

When one thinks of community leadership, it’s hard to do so without Ann Butler’s name crossing your mind.It’s easy to envision her, ...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


HB13 has merit, but funds needed

Unfunded mandates have consequences, and we hope our local legislators understand that as they begin to weigh the merit of House Bill 13, law that req...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Being the good neighbor

We live in tumultuous times. No one can deny that is true. But does that mean we should allow our fears to remove our good sense and our sensibility? ...

January 31st, 2017 updated: January 31st, 2017. |  


Grants will prove beneficial

Grants can sometimes make a difference in a community. While we aren’t always in support of grants that often hook agencies and then leave them ...

January 29th, 2017 |  


Standup actions deserve support

It takes someone of strong moral character to admit a wrong. Bessie Burger owner Frank Brinkley has proven to be that kind of individual.Last week, th...

January 29th, 2017 |  


Stop prosecuting 16- and 17-year-olds as adults

Stop prosecuting 16- and 17-year-olds as adults

With our state lawmakers back in session, there is one issue that needs to be addressed, something that the vast majority of the other states, except ...

January 29th, 2017 |  


SCC: 50 and thriving

When Sampson Technical Institute was chartered in 1967, few could really envision the remarkable cornerstone of the community it would become.Yet toda...

January 27th, 2017 |