Enjoy the season Sampson style

The Christmas season is upon us, and while some may find myriad reasons to sit back and have the Ebenezer Scrooge attitude about this most wonderful t...

November 25th, 2017 |  


“Yeah, but what about …?

“Yeah, but what about …?

“Yeah, but what about …?” If you had a brother or sister, you probably said it when you were a kid. If you had a cousin you played w...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Parties differ on government’s scope

Parties differ on government’s scope

Most voters in North Carolina and the rest of America cast ballots reliably for either Democratic or Republican politicians — even if the voters...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Support local businesses Saturday — Shop Small

Local businesses are the lifeblood of any small community. They boost our economy, they offer goods and services that, in many cases, we might not oth...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Giving thanks for America

Giving thanks for America

This Thanksgiving I shall give thanks for America. America is a great place to live, work, and play. Foreign people want to crash the party. That is a...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Having a Thanksgiving heart

As we gather today with family and friends to share in our bountiful blessings, we should do so with grateful hearts. For despite the trials and tribu...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Some surviving family writings from the 1800s provide perspective on being thankful for a wide variety of things. Thus we may be thankful:For natural ...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Let holiday shopping begin locally

Black Friday is just days away now, and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first.While many businesses are already pro...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Another stoplight won’t be that costly

We aren’t sure why it’s so difficult to get needed stoplights in Sampson County, but it seems to be an ongoing issue that pits us against ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Carolina tax reform sets pace

Carolina tax reform sets pace

North Carolina has already accomplished what Republicans in Washington want to pass — historic tax reform that caps or eliminates special-intere...

November 21st, 2017 |