We’re talking about practice

We’re talking about practice

“Practice? We’re talking about practice, man.” If you are a sports fan, you probably know that the quote was from former star NBA ba...

October 29th, 2017 |  


Prison reform is hopeful sign

Prison reform is hopeful sign

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences. It’s clea...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Addictive Drugs: What is the solution?

Addictive Drugs: What is the solution?

In 1920 the United States adopted an amendment to the United States Constitution that prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages. That act generated a...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Cooper picks unwise political fights

Cooper picks unwise political fights

RALEIGH — During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists, and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat M...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Choosing to give to United Way

Sampson County citizens are known for their giving spirit. It’s a fact we often repeat, but we don’t believe it can be said enough. Whethe...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Watch out for school buses

A distracted motorist is a dangerous motorist, and in today’s busy, high-tech world there are dozens of ways for those behind the wheel of a veh...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


It’s not just a statue anymore

It’s not just a statue anymore

It was probably around 10 years ago, before my father died. I was up at Clement checking out things back at the homeplace. As I rode by DaddyMac’...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Another opportunity for meaningful change

Another opportunity for meaningful change

Every now and then, something happens to remind us that we, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we’ve had in fulfilling Ameri...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Statue is part of all our pasts

Editor:After reading the articles in our paper about the request to remove the statue at the courthouse and taking a few days to think it over, I was ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Paddock didn’t fit the profile

Paddock didn’t fit the profile

He didn’t fit the profile of a mass murderer. He wasn’t a young man of Middle Eastern heritage, with ties to a radical religious group. An...

October 15th, 2017 |