It’s a shame to lose Family Christian Stores

We are saddened at the news that downtown Clinton is losing a vital and important business — one that has been a mainstay for nearly two decades...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Storm preparedness has vast benefits

Next week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and local school systems and government agencies will use that time to practice drills that help prepar...

March 5th, 2017 updated: March 5th, 2017. |  


Local DOT has done great job opening hurricane-damaged roads

North Carolina Department of Transportation employees in Sampson County should get well-deserved kudos for their diligent work on roads damaged during...

March 5th, 2017 updated: March 5th, 2017. |  


Onus lies with school system, county

County commissioners have an obligation to take care of facility needs for Sampson County and Clinton City schools, as well as Sampson Community Colle...

March 3rd, 2017 updated: March 3rd, 2017. |  


Sampson should take great pride in Starling

Back in the 1990s, on this very page, we touted a young man from Midway High School who had recently been named president of his school’s Future...

March 2nd, 2017 updated: March 2nd, 2017. |  


Pay tribute to Clinton City Councilwoman Maxine Harris by carrying on work in Dist. 5 that she started

Maxine Harris was a warrior who blazed many trails, positively impacting the lives of others along the way. And she did it her way — straight fo...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Our ancestors’ resolve for learning

Our ancestors’ resolve for learning

In honor and recognition of Black History Month, on tomorrow, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Baptist, 900 College St., Clinton...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Sampson needs to increase its room occupancy rate to bring in more tourism

We’re not always in favor of tax hikes, but sometimes we believe they are necessary to help grow our county. That’s the case with a contin...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Town of Roseboro, leaders, citizens need to work together to find a solution to nutrition site problem

Roseboro’s nutrition site needs a home, and we hope the town’s commissioners, its citizens and county leaders, together, can find an accep...

February 17th, 2017 |  


New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos deserve a fair chance

Betsy DeVos has endured weeks of attacks on her character — and her mission to make schools work for children. But Michigan’s billionaire ...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |