Meth use up,but so isenforcement

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 24th, 2015 |  


Cumberland gains a valuable asset in Locklear

It’s a real shame that Clinton City Schools superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount and the Board of Education waited too late to see what a valuable a...

September 23rd, 2015 updated: September 23rd, 2015. |  


The state budgetoffers a mixed bag

At first glimpse the long-awaited state budget, which still has two required chamber votes before going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk, is a mixed b...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Miss N.C. is Sampson’s crown jewel

She may not have won the title of Miss America Sunday night, but Kate Peacock will always be our crown jewel here in Sampson County.Peacock grew up in...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Making Merrick’s legacy public

Making Merrick’s legacy public

For over a century, a landmark business established by a former Sampson County slave, John Merrick, has been a centerpiece of downtown Durham, since o...

September 13th, 2015 |  


SAT scores onemeasure ofpreparedness

There is a lot of good to be gleaned from the recently released Scholastic Aptitude Test scores in Sampson County, not the least of which is that thos...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Jail has noplace inthis equation

It’s time Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis was freed from jail and allowed to live her life and make her choices as she sees fit. She is,...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Hats off to 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 6th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Our view

It’s time legislators got down to business and adopted a budget. All this dragging of feet is costing money, leaving many agencies in a holding ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Black church can be agent for change

Black church can be agent for change

Historically, the black church has been at the forefront, serving on the front line, in the American journey for justice, beginning with its oppositio...

August 30th, 2015 |