Edwards the right choice for police chief

Friday’s announcement that Donald Edwards will take the helm as Clinton’s Police chief was welcome news, and a decision we applaud city of...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Arrests made, drugs off the street – it’s really all we need to know

Sometimes you want more information, but other times information painted in broad strokes is enough to clearly define a situation.Such is the case wit...

July 23rd, 2017 updated: July 23rd, 2017. |  


Stop saying ‘boys will be boys’

Stop saying ‘boys will be boys’

Over the summer when parents are more likely to let their kids play outside longer and take them to the park to enjoy the day, a lot more bumps and br...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Improving student motivation and engagement

Improving student motivation and engagement

Along with the recent local educational buzz on finding ways to recognize students at graduation ceremonies and the press conference to laud improveme...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Freedom is always worth celebrating

Today we celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers, kids playing in sprinklers and swimming pools and, of course, fireworks ...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Crowning achievments

Sampson County and its citizens have many things in which to be proud. Among them is Victoria Huggins, our 2017 Miss Greater Sampson County and now th...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


McDonald’s generosity: We’re lovin’ it!

Several years back McDonald’s ad campaigns included the slogan “We love to see you smile.”It’s apropos today given that a Samp...

June 30th, 2017 |  


The beginning of a new day

This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will.I can waste it, or use it for good, but what I do today is important b...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Looking ahead to preserve the past

Our history is important, and preserving it is vital, not just so we can enjoy it today but so generations to come might have the opportunity to wande...

June 28th, 2017 |  


County should shoulder its responsibility to SCC

Sampson’s Board of Commissioners need to rethink their decision to withhold capital outlay funding from the county’s community college sim...

June 25th, 2017 |