Working toward peace

Let there be peace on earth.Those words make up a simple but powerful phrase. It’s one that’s been used in song lyrics, touted in politica...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


Christmas will come to life in Clinton Thursday

It will be another unique and special celebration come Thursday night in downtown Clinton, as the city once again transforms itself into a Christmas w...

November 29th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


Living with grateful hearts

As we gather today with family and friends to share in our bountiful blessings, we should do so with grateful hearts. For despite the trials and tribu...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


This week, every week — shop local first

Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first.With the holiday season upon us, and pro...

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


For the sake of our beloved republic

For the sake of our beloved republic

Let’s be real, there were many unsavory factors in play that resulted in the election of President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 8, 2016. And as Mr...

November 19th, 2016 |  


Voting to preserve the Obama legacy

Voting to preserve the Obama legacy

While addressing the importance of the 2016 general election at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event recently, President Obama declared, R...

November 5th, 2016 updated: November 5th, 2016. |  


Help still needed weeks after storm

While most of our lives are returning to normal two weeks after Hurricane Matthew dumped over a foot of rain on Sampson and left felled trees, floodin...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Overlooking Sampson not acceptable

Whether an unintended oversight or a deliberate slight, Sampson County’s name should immediately be added to the state’s federal disaster ...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Thornton’s battle cry more than a war of words

“To those who wish to engage in illegal activity involving drugs and violence, beware, the Sheriff’s Office will use any resource within o...

October 2nd, 2016 |  


DA’s decision was the appropriate one

District Attorney Ernie Lee made the only decision we thought he could make in the case against eight Sampson County law enforcement officers — ...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |