Won’t you be a difference maker?

Be a difference maker in your community. Perhaps it’s easier said than done, but we believe if every person would set out each day to try to mak...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Woman of Amazing Grace

She was an old fashion “Amazing Grace Woman,” one of those quiet “Mercy Me Women” who would stand out in any century. A beatit...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Hotcakes & topics

Hotcakes & topics

The topic Tuesday morning at a long table smack dab in the center of the Southeast Boulevard McDonald’s in Clinton was a heavy and important one...

May 14th, 2017 |  


To mothers, with love

There have been countless poems, songs and even editorials written about mothers over the years, tributes to the world’s most special women, pla...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Some Mother’s Day observations

Some Mother’s Day observations

As I started working on this column this past week, I knew I needed to write about mothers since it is Mother’s Day. You write about mothers on ...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Help for schools must come from within, too

Sampson County’s Board of Commissioners is facing a tough budget decision with regards to funding for Sampson County and Clinton City schools, a...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Both parties face age barriers

Both parties face age barriers

When it comes to electoral strength, is demography destiny? Leaders of both major political parties often seem to think so.Republicans in North Caroli...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Agency mergers can bring benefits

Agency mergers can bring benefits

The past six years have brought significant change in North Carolina government and policy. Conservatives tend to like the budget restraint, tax cuts,...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Small businesses make communities strong

It starts with a dream.Unlike storybook tales, though, that’s not enough to breathe life into a small business.These are stories of ups and down...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Passing the torch to the next generation

Passing the torch to the next generation

Today, many older Americans of my generation still seem to have a passion and motivation to help make our community a better place to live. We grew up...

May 7th, 2017 updated: May 7th, 2017. |