Sampson citizens deserve open government

Open government is important. It’s powerful. It’s the American way.Unfortunately there are many government officials throughout our countr...

March 17th, 2016 |  


Vote for open government in today’s primary

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 15th, 2016 |  


He still can’t sing

This morning, this weepy February morning, politely turned her back on the sun for a while; clouds are low and dark, painting everything a murky, shab...

March 15th, 2016 |  


The lost town of Ingold

Editor:Many years ago the town of Ingold had seven stores, a post office, three churches, a doctor, a Masonic Lodge and several other businesses. It w...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Just doing their job

Just doing their job

“I don’t make the rules. I’m just doing my job.” That was a line I used, or one similar to it, many times during my career wit...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Light should always shine on government

You have a right to know:• If there is a paroled sex offender living on your street, in your community or near the school your son or daughter a...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Romanticizing depression

Romanticizing depression

As I mentioned in my last column, part of my thesis for the research paper on social media’s effects on mental illness is that mental illness ge...

March 11th, 2016 |  


Helping Hands event a fine tribute

It is amazing what the people of Sampson County accomplish when asked to step up to the plate and help others. We keep saying it because we keep seein...

March 10th, 2016 |  


Nancy Reagan earned her place in history

Class beats out style every time. It’s perhaps one of the reasons Nancy Reagan quieted a room when she walked in it. Always elegant, Mrs. Reagan...

March 8th, 2016 |  


From the publisher:

Just over a week ago, two of The Sampson Independent’s journalists, Chase Jordan and Kristy Carter, along with the newspaper’s advertising...

March 7th, 2016 |