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 |  


Bracy’s accolade well deserved

Sampson County has yet another feather in its cap, placed there when school superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy received a statewide, touting him as the Nor...

April 26th, 2017 |  


City police, fire salary bumps needed

A competitive and ever-changing workforce necessitates wise choices by city and county governments looking to attract the best and the brightest indiv...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


State spending doesn’t boost growth

State spending doesn’t boost growth

There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking of which, a curre...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Beaming with Aggie pride

Beaming with Aggie pride

Aggie Pride! In just six days, on Saturday, April 29, the Sampson County Chapter of the North Carolina A&T Alumni Association will host its sixth ...

April 23rd, 2017 updated: April 23rd, 2017. |  


Plan trims inches, strengthens resolve

Plan trims inches, strengthens resolve

The proof is in the tape measurer. And, drum roll please … the first results show 4 5/8 inches trimmed from my midsection in less than an hour.I...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


You might as well laugh about it

You might as well laugh about it

A few weeks ago, I went over to Southwood Nursing Center to visit some friends. First, I went by to see Freddie Bogue. Freddie was there recovering fr...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Don’t fear a robot invasion

Don’t fear a robot invasion

A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business in...

April 21st, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


Earth Day, the climate agreement and march for science

It’s no coincidence that Earth Day, the first anniversary of the signing of the climate agreement and the March for Science are all taking place...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Black River State Park? Please!

A state park promoting the Black River and its centuries-old trees would be a tremendous boon for Sampson and other counties whose banks touch its wat...

April 20th, 2017 updated: April 20th, 2017. |