Looking ahead to preserve the past

Our history is important, and preserving it is vital, not just so we can enjoy it today but so generations to come might have the opportunity to wande...

June 28th, 2017 |  


New budget strikes a balance

The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature’s new budget plan was that ...

June 26th, 2017 |  


County should shoulder its responsibility to SCC

Sampson’s Board of Commissioners need to rethink their decision to withhold capital outlay funding from the county’s community college sim...

June 25th, 2017 |  


For the way we live today

For the way we live today

It’s “therapy for the way we live today.” The commercial caught my attention as I listened to the early morning news a few months ag...

June 25th, 2017 |  


Support of SCC scholarships makes a difference

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The old Chinese proverb is apropos ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Too many unacceptable voters

Janice Franklin has some advice for state legislators preparing to rewrite the photo ID law that the US Supreme Court recently declared unconstitution...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Budget builds on conservative success

Budget builds on conservative success

North Carolina House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal includes sizable pa...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


End and means, means a lot

End and means, means a lot

Does the end justify the means? The answer has to be no. The difference between chaos and civilization is rules. Can you imagine a basketball game or ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Midterm spread favors the Democrats

Midterm spread favors the Democrats

It would be very surprising if North Carolina Democrats didn’t make significant gains in the next election for General Assembly — whenever...

June 20th, 2017 |  


A good foundation

A good foundation

Digging and laying a foundation is hard work. I thought about that recently while checking out the progress on the building of my nephew’s new h...

June 18th, 2017 |