Meth use may be up, but so is enforcement

The use and manufacture of methamphetamine appears to be on the rise once again in Sampson County, with yet another clandestine lab discovered and mor...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Don’t judge SCC by enrollment sways

Enrollment numbers might be down a little bit at Sampson Community College this fall, but that certainly should not — and in our view does not &...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Don’t foot-drag on occupancy rate hike

Some decisions make no sense, and county commissioners’ sudden foot-dragging on green-lighting a hike in the occupancy tax is one of them. That&...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Sampson always ready to respond to needs

When there is a need, Sampson County residents are quick to respond. That is especially true in times of natural disasters, like the most recent hurri...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Kudos to many for county schools’ great scores

Sampson County Schools and all those that fall under its umbrella, particularly students and teachers, have earned tremendous bragging rights for thei...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Being ready … just in case

It looks as if Sampson County and eastern North Carolina will dodge the powerful bullet that is Hurricane Irma, but even as this is being published ch...

September 10th, 2017 |  


John Merrick’s place in society

John Merrick’s place in society

Come early September each year, my thoughts turn to John Merrick who was born on Sept. 7, 1859, a few miles south of Clinton, in the Taylors Bridge co...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Supporting fundraisings benefits many

As fall is rapidly being ushered in, so too are many of Sampson County’s annual fundraising events.And we hope residents will continue to be as ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Honoring those who labor

Monday marks yet another holiday on our yearly calendar, a day in which some of us will enjoy time away from work; others will wrap up final beach wee...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Henderson has made a difference

The number of grandparents taking responsibility for their grandchildren is growing. In fact, according to some, it is reaching epidemic proportions b...

September 1st, 2017 |