Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Take a knee, get the boot

Professional athletes are causing a ruckus and, in doing so, they are setting a poor example for the millions of young people who look up to them and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Reforming health care is critical

Reforming health care is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Partisan decline is nothing new

Partisan decline is nothing new

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed...

September 26th, 2017 |  


What we’re looking for

What we’re looking for

“But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” You may recognize those words as the title of a hit song recorded by the roc...

September 24th, 2017 |  


The local flair

There are many good things about being a community newspaper. One of them is the ability we have to promote all the great things that our young people...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Dividing countries was a mistake

Dividing countries was a mistake

At the close of World War Two, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Welcoming another season

Although temperatures have still remained in the upper 80s this week, there’s still been a change in the air over the course of this month, a ch...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Measuring American’s greatness

Measuring American’s greatness

There are several ways that a nation can measure its greatness including wealth and economic opportunity, military power, equality of justice, the edu...

September 21st, 2017 |