On the front line for change

On the front line for change

On that Dec. 1 afternoon, 60 years ago, Rosa Parks’ acts of dignity and courage and her quiet strength changed America and the world, creating a...

December 6th, 2015 |  


Tree of Love, like its four honorees, lights the way

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 3rd, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |  


Peace would be the greatest gift

Let there be peace on earth. It’s such a simple but powerful phrase, one that’s been used in a song and is often used in sermons during th...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


D’town Clinton will bring Christmas magic once again

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...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Running out the clock

Running out the clock

It was time to retire. I had sent my retirement paperwork in to the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, and was planning on leaving my job of thirty years in a cou...

November 29th, 2015 |  


Hearts ofgratitude

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, 2015 |  


On Black Fridayand beyond,shop local

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 25th, 2015 updated: November 25th, 2015. |  


Challenging parents to step up

Challenging parents to step up

Just as it should be, providing quality education for all is everybody’s business, and working at succeeding with every student is quite a chall...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Will the culture protect them?

Will the culture protect them?

There was a large crowd at the high school football game I attended last Friday night. It was an enjoyable game, even though the team I supported lost...

November 15th, 2015 |  


No greater heroes than our veterans

We honor our veterans today — for the freedoms they’ve ensured; for the protection they provide; for the call they so bravely answer; for ...

November 11th, 2015 |