Cumberland gains a valuable asset in Locklear

It’s a real shame that Clinton City Schools superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount and the Board of Education waited too late to see what a valuable a...

September 23rd, 2015 updated: September 23rd, 2015. |  


Who will do something?

Who will do something?

In the past I’ve written about the background of a couple of familiar hymns of the Christian faith. A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about John...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Remembering 6 young Ya-Ya sisters

The dawn is heavy with the promise of another summer day patiently waiting to be born. In the stillness of this early hour, the sky to the east lighte...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Woman of amazing grace

She was an old fashion “Amazing Grace Woman,” one of those quiet “Mercy Me Women” who would stand out in any century. A beatit...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Can’t we all get along?

The policeman was shot on his hands and knees checking for a bomb under his car. He had just kissed his wife goodbye at the front door and, being clos...

September 16th, 2015 |  


The state budgetoffers a mixed bag

At first glimpse the long-awaited state budget, which still has two required chamber votes before going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk, is a mixed b...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Movie filmed in Sampson is a humbling, exciting ride

Movie filmed in Sampson is a humbling, exciting ride

It’s an indescribable feeling to live a dream. At once you feel humbled and exhilarated; undeserving and thankful; appreciative and excited; dis...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Miss N.C. is Sampson’s crown jewel

She may not have won the title of Miss America Sunday night, but Kate Peacock will always be our crown jewel here in Sampson County.Peacock grew up in...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Making Merrick’s legacy public

Making Merrick’s legacy public

For over a century, a landmark business established by a former Sampson County slave, John Merrick, has been a centerpiece of downtown Durham, since o...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Sen. Jackson says state budget coming soon

Sen. Jackson says state budget coming soon

(Editor’s note: A state budget was adopted late Friday, after Sen. Jackson’s column was written and submitted for publication.)The budget ...

September 13th, 2015 |