Naylor disappoints

We have never been more disappointed in a local elected official than we are right now with Sampson Clerk of Court Norman Wayne Naylor.And never have ...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Dog park a visionary idea

City of Clinton leaders are once again showing vision and a bend toward restoring pieces of the town’s rich history with an idea followed by a b...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Garland library revamp worth the wait

Some things are worth waiting for, and Garland residents would likely be among the first to agree.Though they had to do without the town’s libra...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Please don’t press Send!

Please don’t press Send!

One of my favorite sports commentators is Herm Edwards. Edwards is a former pro football player and coach. Now working for ESPN, his thoughts on footb...

June 11th, 2017 |  


From flood to budget, trump turns back on rural NC voters who backed him

When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised to look after the “forgotten man.” Rural voters who felt left out by the economic recover...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Political rhetoric affects trade views

Political rhetoric affects trade views

Even as the number of voters who identify themselves as unaffiliated rises at the expense of the Republican and (especially) Democratic shares of the ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


To the graduates: Good luck and Godspeed

Hundreds of young people across our county will embark on a new journey Friday and Saturday, saying goodbye to the familiar and, in many ways, welcomi...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Don’t let animal rights protestors tell you what to eat or not to eat

Everyone has a right to their opinion. The First Amendment guarantees it, and we support it wholeheartedly. But that doesn’t mean we have to agr...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Kudos to R’boro for proposed tax cut

Proposed property tax decreases must be in the air these days, and we believe it’s a sign of good management and perhaps even growth in the tax ...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Making the case for summer learning

Making the case for summer learning

With our public schools closing in the next few days, let me emphasize as I have done for the last several years, right here in this opinion column, t...

June 4th, 2017 |