Worst of times brings out the best

The images have been all over the national news, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on the front pages of hundreds of newspap...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Our hats are off to Clinton City and Sampson County education officials for what appears to have been yet another smooth school opening, one more that...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Praying for, learning from, Texas

Our prayers are with Texas.Already ravaged by flood waters that are projected to continue rising for at least another day, some 50 counties in the nat...

August 29th, 2017 |  


A new school year brings new opportunities

Tomorrow dawns a new day for children across Sampson County as students from ages 4 through 18 return to classrooms in our two public school systems f...

August 27th, 2017 |  


We must stand for equality and justice

We must stand for equality and justice

As we remember the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on tomorrow which occurred 54 years ago on Aug. 28, 1963, we must conti...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Partnerships that help children

Partnerships make such a difference.We’ve said it time and time again on this page as we’ve lauded the efforts of so many who, joining tog...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Let’s start Sampson’s school year by offering teachers our support

Teachers are returning to public school classrooms across Sampson County Monday, with students to follow a week later, on Aug. 28.Actually educators h...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Building others up rather than tearing them down

The city of Clinton and Sampson County are such special places, and we are reminded of it every day. While much of the country is dividing itself over...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Press needs to inform, not incite

We believe in a free press. No country can survive without it. In fact, we agree wholeheartedly with lobbyist and attorney Christopher Dodd who said, ...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Caring for children reflects the soul of our DSS

During the 1995 launch of the Mandela’s Children Fund in South Africa, that country’s former president, Nelson Mandela, uttered these powe...

August 16th, 2017 |