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 |  


Tossing bricks from overpasses far more than a teenage prank

Charges should always fit the crime, and in the case of three Midway teens now facing myriad felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Supporting Connect NC bond supports Sampson

There are many reasons to vote in the March 15 primary, among them selecting leaders for various local, state and national offices. But perhaps one of...

February 5th, 2016 |  


Stop scammers by thinking before acting

Yet another scam targeting elderly residents has hit Sampson County, reminding us that we need to be alert to what older parents and grandparents are ...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


Refuse to turn back clock on voting

Refuse to turn back clock on voting

As we prepare for the election of 2016, let’s remind ourselves that this election is most definitely about the future of our country and whether...

January 31st, 2016 |