Starling should be SCC’s next president

The Sampson Community College Board of Trustees and its presidential subcommittee has narrowed its candidate search to three individuals. As with ever...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Lives are richer thanks to Mike and Vicki Bass

We, as a community, have experienced tragic losses recently, heart-wrenching tragedies that have taken the lives of far too many, and way, way too soo...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Facing the challenge of change

Facing the challenge of change

As a nation, we should continually move toward a more enlightened position when it comes to dealing with matters of our racial past and present.Being ...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Won’t you wrap someone in warmth?

Remarkable things can happen when people come together for a common cause. We say it often on these pages, but never often enough to convey the spirit...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Join the contest for the fun, chance at cash

If you enjoy Halloween, dressing up or both, then we’ve got just the contest for you. And if you’ve got a costume, flaunt it; if your chil...

October 29th, 2017 |  


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 24th, 2017 |  


Watch out for school buses

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, 2017 |  


Another opportunity for meaningful change

Another opportunity for meaningful change

Every now and then, something happens to remind us that we, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we’ve had in fulfilling Ameri...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Help United Way continue to make a local difference

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the non-profit organization has put...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Healing the scars of racial inequality

Healing the scars of racial inequality

Even though there is no legal basis for discrimination in the U.S. today, we are still having to deal with the vestiges and the scars of generations o...

October 7th, 2017 |