Know these five budget facts

Know these five budget facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Internship proves beneficial

Internship proves beneficial

Interning for the Sampson Independent was a fun and amazing experience that I will never forget. At first, I didn’t know what I was getting myse...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Presidential pulpit

Presidential pulpit

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the president wanted to use government money to provide relief to some very desperate people. He was initia...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Philosopher can teach Carolina pols

Philosopher can teach Carolina pols

North Carolina has an official state bird (the Northern Cardinal), an official state reptile (the Eastern Box Turtle), an official state insect (the h...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Students teach lesson in responsibility

Young and old alike can learn valuable lessons from a group of Lakewood High School graduates who looked beyond themselves to future generations, givi...

August 9th, 2017 |  


You decide: Should everyone have a basic income?

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Jus...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Cameras a plus for school bus safety

There are no safety measures any more important than those that apply to school buses. Carrying some of our most precious cargo, buses share the road ...

August 8th, 2017 |  


It’s going to take a two-by-four

It’s going to take a two-by-four

Comedian Ron White traveled some a few years ago with the very successful and funny Red Neck Comedy Tour. The tour was headlined by Jeff Foxworthy, th...

August 6th, 2017 |  


Time to fully fund our environmental watchdog

Governor Roy Cooper has asked the General Assembly during its Aug. 3 special session to approve about $3 million in emergency funding to pay for inves...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Clinton’s first ‘Night Out’ delivers

It may have been Clinton’s first National Night Out event but by the looks of the crowd at Newkirk Park Tuesday night, it should not be its last...

August 4th, 2017 |