America’s wall

America’s wall

The U.S. border with Mexico has been controversial for a long time. As the territory that is now Texas began to fill with pioneer settlers, they sough...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Debt ceiling

Debt ceiling

The U.S. government has spent more than it received in revenue in 42 of the past 46 years. Those annual deficits constitute our national debt, now app...

August 31st, 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 |  


Carolina traditions still have value

Carolina traditions still have value

How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or any other country in the world. It’s ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


A Southerner, Mr. Abe, and Charlottesville

It’s a fact, I’m a son of the South. I was born at Dr. Brewer’s clinic over in Roseboro, and was raised on a tobacco farm here in Sa...

August 27th, 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 |  


We must stand for equality and justice

We must stand for equality and justice

As we remember the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on tomorrow which occurred 54 years ago on Aug. 28, 1963, we must conti...

August 26th, 2017 |  


The husband hunters

Fall arrives as always, chasing closely behind August. When I was a child in Virginia, its warning chill nudged in before the last crops of summer wer...

August 25th, 2017 |