With opioid abuse, doing nothing is not an option

A new year has dawned and with it comes a new law here in North Carolina aimed at taking a direct hit on opioid abuse across our state.While it is a g...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Committing to a kinder, gentler 2018

We’ve marched into a new year this week, boldly ready to accept the challenges that lie ahead and, hopefully, grasp the opportunities that just ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Committing to a kinder, gentler 2018

We’ve marched into a new year this week, boldly ready to accept the challenges that lie ahead and, hopefully, grasp the opportunities that just ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Observing an unofficial national holiday

Observing an unofficial national holiday

This is probably my most favorite time of the year, the point where we begin to reflect on what has happened over the course of the out going year and...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Lighting the way in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, most people’s thoughts turn reflective as they ponder the year that was — the progress made, the ups and downs, ...

December 30th, 2017 |  


It’s time Turkey put trash in its place

It’s time Turkey officials stop talking trash and start getting rid of it, enforcing warnings they have issued but allowed to pile up like the g...

December 27th, 2017 |  


The warmth a community brings

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, executive director Kaitlin Norris and every individual or business that contributed to the eighth annual Coat...

December 26th, 2017 |  


May your Christmas be bright

Tomorrow and Monday, we will come ‘round to Christmas once again. You can feel it in the air today, and that feeling will grow as time passes an...

December 24th, 2017 |  


The Christmas lessons kids teach

Sometimes children can make us see things so much clearer than we, as adults, often do.That’s likely never truer than at Christmas when the mad ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Get screened, urge others to do so

Sampson County Health Department staff and members of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) deserve a huge round of applause for thei...

December 21st, 2017 |