Tree of Love fitting tribute to Newman

Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Tree of Love embodies community and, through its annual lighting continues to be a shining example of what the...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Trump fails to strike right tone

Trump fails to strike right tone

Commenting on the victory of President-elect Donald J. Trump, in my editorial on November 20, 2016, I expressed some dismay about the election of Trum...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Leopards are our champions

Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying, “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them — a desire, a dream, a vision.&...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Bringing peace to the world

Let there be peace on earth.Those words make up a simple but powerful phrase. It’s one that’s been used in song lyrics, touted in politica...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Bringing Christmas to life

It will be another unique and special celebration in downtown Clinton on Dec. 7, as the city once again transforms itself into a Christmas wonderland,...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Parents count when judging schools

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public sch...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Enjoy the season Sampson style

The Christmas season is upon us, and while some may find myriad reasons to sit back and have the Ebenezer Scrooge attitude about this most wonderful t...

November 25th, 2017 |  


“Yeah, but what about …?

“Yeah, but what about …?

“Yeah, but what about …?” If you had a brother or sister, you probably said it when you were a kid. If you had a cousin you played w...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Parties differ on government’s scope

Parties differ on government’s scope

Most voters in North Carolina and the rest of America cast ballots reliably for either Democratic or Republican politicians — even if the voters...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Support local businesses Saturday — Shop Small

Local businesses are the lifeblood of any small community. They boost our economy, they offer goods and services that, in many cases, we might not oth...

November 24th, 2017 |