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 |  


Support of SCC scholarships makes a difference

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The old Chinese proverb is apropos ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


The hero we call father

He’s often the man you call on when things go wrong — the occasional flat tire, the overheated engine, the busted water pipe, the snake in...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Remembering Medgar Evers’ legacy

Remembering Medgar Evers’ legacy

Recently, some of you, my age and older, may have paused on June 12 to remember a great American patriot, who refused to remain silent about things th...

June 18th, 2017 |