Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Take a knee, get the boot

Professional athletes are causing a ruckus and, in doing so, they are setting a poor example for the millions of young people who look up to them and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


The local flair

There are many good things about being a community newspaper. One of them is the ability we have to promote all the great things that our young people...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Meth use may be up, but so is enforcement

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 21st, 2017 |  


Don’t judge SCC by enrollment sways

Enrollment numbers might be down a little bit at Sampson Community College this fall, but that certainly should not — and in our view does not &...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Don’t foot-drag on occupancy rate hike

Some decisions make no sense, and county commissioners’ sudden foot-dragging on green-lighting a hike in the occupancy tax is one of them. That&...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Sampson always ready to respond to needs

When there is a need, Sampson County residents are quick to respond. That is especially true in times of natural disasters, like the most recent hurri...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Kudos to many for county schools’ great scores

Sampson County Schools and all those that fall under its umbrella, particularly students and teachers, have earned tremendous bragging rights for thei...

September 13th, 2017 |