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 |  


Keeping heroin off our streets

Heroin is a dangerous and highly addictive drug and keeping it out of our county and off our streets is imperative.That’s why we offer our prais...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Community helps make movie possible

Community helps make movie possible

This is going to be a bittersweet week for me as 18 days of shooting wraps and the bevy of activity that culminates into the making of a movie comes t...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Giving ex-offenders a chance

Giving ex-offenders a chance

Recently, more and more Americans, from the President to members of Congress and state lawmakers, have been weighing in on the matter of reforming our...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Choosing to give to United Way

Sampson County citizens are known for their giving spirit. It’s a fact we often repeat, but we don’t believe it can be said enough. Whethe...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Be mindfulof school bussafety laws

A distracted motorist is a dangerous motorist, and in today’s busy, high-tech world there are dozens of ways for those behind the wheel of a veh...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Get ready forthe SI’s onlinecostume contest

Tis the season for a contest, a ghoulish, fun contest that The Sampson Independent has been offering for several years now, and one that has become a ...

October 21st, 2015 |