A crowning example

Sometimes it is the smallest acts that bring the greatest results and sets the most amazing of examples.Take, for instance, the recent Lakewood High H...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Scarlett and her daring dress

Well, after all these years I finally found out what happened to “the dress” Scarlet O’Hara wore in Gone With the Wind. No, I don...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Our United Waymakes differencein local community

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in 1991, the non-profit organization has put close to $...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Hemp holdspromise forN.C. farmers

North Carolina lawmakers cooked up an appetizing bit of sausage in the closing days of their marathon regular session last month, though the process u...

October 12th, 2015 |  


‘Anchor Babiesa’ and the 14th Amendment

‘Anchor Babiesa’ and the 14th Amendment

Well, the media named “Summer of Trump” is just about over. And, surprisingly to many of those same media types, it looks like that there ...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Putting an endto the bullying

It happens every day. A student is ridiculed by another, picked on, prodded, perhaps even threatened. Hurt feelings occur, but worse still are the pen...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Help firefightersfill their boots

We’ve got some big shoes to fill over the next week here in Clinton, and we are hoping residents will help Clinton firefighters make their all-o...

October 10th, 2015 |  


We averted the storm,but Sampson wasready all the same

The rains came, and in some places the deluge that continued for days on end brought heavy flooding the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decad...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Reporting the bad, and telling the good

Within just a few hours in Clinton Saturday, police responded to two incidents in which three people were shot and another stabbed — four more p...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


It’s time for the movie magic

It’s time for the movie magic

As you’re reading this column today, I’ll be standing on the sidewalk in front of the Sampson County Courthouse, knees knocking, lips dry ...

October 6th, 2015 |