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. |  


Leading students to better outcomes

Leading students to better outcomes

It has been about twenty days since the opening of our new 2016-2017 school year, and I’m confident that our teachers have worked especially har...

September 24th, 2016 updated: September 24th, 2016. |  


Sharing Sampson’s best kept secret

Sharing Sampson’s best kept secret

It’s that time of year again which comes during the early days of September. As a matter of fact, the event to which I am alluding took place on...

September 10th, 2016 updated: September 10th, 2016. |  


Prayers that Sampson, Clinton students have a successful school year

Tomorrow dawns a new day for children across Sampson County as students from ages 4 through 18 return to classrooms in our two public school systems f...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Helping students become career ready

Helping students become career ready

With our county and city school students returning to school on tomorrow, let’s send our students this collective message: our students will be ...

August 28th, 2016 |  


School bus drivers make impact, too

School bus drivers make a positive impact on our children.They usually are in the background, quietly doing their job without bringing much attention ...

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


Montgomery leaves legacy in countless lives he touched

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Such are the words from the King James Version of Ecclesiastes 3: 1We ...

August 21st, 2016 |