A driver of volunteerism

Sampson County is blessed to have hundreds of people willing to volunteer their time for a plethora of special projects that benefit so many in our mi...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Becton the right choice for pro tem

Clinton’s City Council did a good day’s work when it chose the Rev. Marcus Becton as its new mayor pro tem.Becton, sworn in earlier this w...

May 5th, 2017 |  


Hats off to Tilley for a job well done

Jay Tilley has had a remarkable law enforcement career, one that ended with a nearly 10-year stint with the Clinton Police Department, six as its lead...

May 5th, 2017 updated: May 5th, 2017. |  


Swing voters aren’t all alike

Swing voters aren’t all alike

Sports analogies are overused in political analysis, I admit. But for some purposes, there’s no better description than the example of two teams...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Caution neded on state budget

Caution neded on state budget

While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadlin...

April 30th, 2017 updated: April 30th, 2017. |  


The Fragile Planet

The Fragile Planet

If you are in open country where there are no city lights and look at the sky on a clear night, you see a magnificent display of stars similar to the ...

April 30th, 2017 |  


It’s not just being ‘dumb’

It’s not just being ‘dumb’

It was a tragic end to a sad story. Former professional football player, Aaron Hernandez, was found dead recently in his jail cell. He apparently comm...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Where did my job go?

Where did my job go?

Ten years ago, I wrote a fictional tale wherein I had a school teacher instruct students to look in stores at twenty manufactured items of interest to...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Be proactive, attend drug summit

Opioid abuse continues to be a serious problem in Sampson and surrounding counties. In truth, it’s a serious problem across our great country, a...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcoh...

April 26th, 2017 |