United we can stand against terrorism

Senseless tragedies seem to beget more senseless tragedies these days, leaving us both sad and angry, perhaps even a little afraid.What happened at th...

March 24th, 2016 |  


Phonathon’s success benefits many

Raising money is no easy task even in a tremendously giving community like Sampson. Yet year after year the Sampson Community College Foundation’...

March 24th, 2016 |  


Helping Hands event a fine tribute

It is amazing what the people of Sampson County accomplish when asked to step up to the plate and help others. We keep saying it because we keep seein...

March 10th, 2016 |  


Nancy Reagan earned her place in history

Class beats out style every time. It’s perhaps one of the reasons Nancy Reagan quieted a room when she walked in it. Always elegant, Mrs. Reagan...

March 8th, 2016 |  


From the publisher:

Just over a week ago, two of The Sampson Independent’s journalists, Chase Jordan and Kristy Carter, along with the newspaper’s advertising...

March 7th, 2016 |  


NC 24 widening brings progress with few headaches

There are many reasons to offer kudos to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for its recent work on the NC 24 four-laning project, not the...

March 6th, 2016 |  


The uphill battle with drug abuse

Every time we think there is going to be an ebb in the constant flow of meth abuse in Sampson County, yet another tragedy occurs reminding us that the...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Helping state’s parks another reason to pass Connect NC

There are a plethora of reasons for Sampson County residents to vote in the March 15 primary, many of which we will address in a series of editorials ...

March 1st, 2016 |  


The most important shot

The most important shot

I was sitting at my computer pondering what to write about. I glanced up at the calendar in front of me. On this cold February day, the picture of a s...

February 21st, 2016 |  


Black history inspires our youth

Black history inspires our youth

As we mark and observe the 90th year of the inception of what was then called Negro History Week, now known as Black History Month, let me be clear, t...

February 14th, 2016 |