Peace would be the greatest gift

Let there be peace on earth. It’s such a simple but powerful phrase, one that’s been used in a song and is often used in sermons during th...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


D’town Clinton will bring Christmas magic once again

It will be another unique and special celebration come Thursday night in downtown Clinton, as the city once again transforms itself into a Christmas w...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Running out the clock

Running out the clock

It was time to retire. I had sent my retirement paperwork in to the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, and was planning on leaving my job of thirty years in a cou...

November 29th, 2015 |  


Popular fixes for the post office

The U.S. Post Office is a business, so it’s a mystery to us why it isn’t being run like one. We suppose it’s having Congress for a b...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Blessings exist in every life

Blessings exist in every life

As I was sitting in church Sunday morning listening to the choir sing “Count Your Blessings,” I felt chill bumps make their way up my arm....

November 26th, 2015 |  


Hearts ofgratitude

As we gather today with family and friends to share in our bountiful blessings, we should do so with grateful hearts. For despite the trials and tribu...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Fear: Positive or negative attribute?

Sometimes, I find politics to be both funny and amazing. I suspect that you do too. It’s a little-bit like religion. According to Mark Twain, &#...

November 25th, 2015 |  


On Black Fridayand beyond,shop local

Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first.With the holiday season upon us, and pro...

November 25th, 2015 updated: November 25th, 2015. |  


Perception and reality

Editor:I am supposing that a lot of county citizens are familiar with the debate going on for a special use permit for a local mining operation. For t...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Providing a level playing field

Dear Editor,As a former Hobbton teacher and ongoing supporter of all Wildcat athletics, especially the impressive track program Jeff Klaves has built,...

November 23rd, 2015 |