The promise of a new year

We’ve marched into a new year today, boldly ready to accept the challenges that lie ahead and, hopefully, grasp the opportunities that just migh...

January 1st, 2017 updated: January 1st, 2017. |  


President Obama, a man for all the people

President Obama, a man for all the people

What better time to celebrate the successes of our first black American president than on the 154th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issu...

December 31st, 2016 updated: December 31st, 2016. |  


Peace, love on this Christmas day

And today, we come ‘round to Christmas once again. All is still on this morning, and, for a brief moment in time, there is a semblance of peace....

December 25th, 2016 updated: December 25th, 2016. |  


Finding our way to Bethlehem

Christmas.You finally made it didn’t you? Here it is almost Christmas, 2017, and you’ve survived all the sales and parades, all the hoopla...

December 23rd, 2016 updated: December 23rd, 2016. |  


Christmas lessons taught by kids

Sometimes children can make us see things so much clearer than we, as adults, often do.That’s likely never truer than at Christmas when the mad ...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


The spirit of Christmas

Next weekend, a week from today, in fact, as we prepare to unwrap brightly colored gifts, share a hug or kiss under the mistletoe and relish in the ma...

December 18th, 2016 |  


Helping young people is everybody’s business

Helping young people is everybody’s business

Based on the research in the various fields of youth development, the single most important factor that makes a positive difference in the life of you...

December 17th, 2016 |  


LREMC move to COMtech raises questions

“Passed a resolution requesting that the Robeson County Board of Commissioners adopt a policy that it will not appropriate funds to any non-gove...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Lighting tree for Warren apropos

Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Tree of Love continues to be a shining example of what the coming together of a community can do to inspire ho...

December 4th, 2016 |  


Let parades, festivities put us in a Christmas frame of mind

The Christmas season is upon us, and while some may find myriad reasons to sit back and have the Ebenezer Scrooge attitude about this most wonderful t...

December 1st, 2016 updated: December 1st, 2016. |