We must stand for equality and justice

We must stand for equality and justice

As we remember the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on tomorrow which occurred 54 years ago on Aug. 28, 1963, we must conti...

August 26th, 2017 |  


The husband hunters

Fall arrives as always, chasing closely behind August. When I was a child in Virginia, its warning chill nudged in before the last crops of summer wer...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Focus on long-term growth

Focus on long-term growth

So far in 2017, North Carolina is adding jobs at a slower pace than the national and regional averages. That’s a noticeable change from recent t...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Partnerships that help children

Partnerships make such a difference.We’ve said it time and time again on this page as we’ve lauded the efforts of so many who, joining tog...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Hate should have no place in our nation

The violent events that transpired in Charlottesville were very disturbing and a terrible sign for our country and the nation. Three people lost their...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Let’s start Sampson’s school year by offering teachers our support

Teachers are returning to public school classrooms across Sampson County Monday, with students to follow a week later, on Aug. 28.Actually educators h...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Maybe we need a benevolent dictator

Maybe we need a benevolent dictator

“What we need,” said Dale, “is a benevolent dictator.”“Yeah,” I replied. “But I don’t remember reading...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Check Charities Before Giving

Everyone has a cause they care about. And with more than 1.2 million charitable organizations to choose from, finding one aligned with your values can...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Building others up rather than tearing them down

The city of Clinton and Sampson County are such special places, and we are reminded of it every day. While much of the country is dividing itself over...

August 18th, 2017 |