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 |  


Being ready … just in case

It looks as if Sampson County and eastern North Carolina will dodge the powerful bullet that is Hurricane Irma, but even as this is being published ch...

September 10th, 2017 |  


John Merrick’s place in society

John Merrick’s place in society

Come early September each year, my thoughts turn to John Merrick who was born on Sept. 7, 1859, a few miles south of Clinton, in the Taylors Bridge co...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Supporting fundraisings benefits many

As fall is rapidly being ushered in, so too are many of Sampson County’s annual fundraising events.And we hope residents will continue to be as ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Honoring 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 3rd, 2017 |  


Henderson has made a difference

The number of grandparents taking responsibility for their grandchildren is growing. In fact, according to some, it is reaching epidemic proportions b...

September 1st, 2017 |  


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 |