SAT scores onemeasure ofpreparedness

There is a lot of good to be gleaned from the recently released Scholastic Aptitude Test scores in Sampson County, not the least of which is that thos...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Remembering the tobacco market

Remembering the tobacco market

When I was growing up, for some, Labor Day was the end of tobacco season. The crop was out of the field. The harvest was in. But to many of us, tobacc...

September 13th, 2015 updated: September 13th, 2015. |  


Let the bells ring

This is for those who are lucky enough to be blessed by The Constitution of the United States of America-1787.The young nation daringly set her foot o...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Darlington offers throwback to racing tradition

Darlington offers throwback to racing tradition

When I wrote my first column just over a couple of months ago, I professed my love for all things traditional in racing.So you know I loved everything...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Jail has noplace inthis equation

It’s time Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis was freed from jail and allowed to live her life and make her choices as she sees fit. She is,...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Hats off to those who labor

Monday marks yet another holiday on our yearly calendar, a day in which some of us will enjoy time away from work; others will wrap up final beach wee...

September 6th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Our view

It’s time legislators got down to business and adopted a budget. All this dragging of feet is costing money, leaving many agencies in a holding ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Sampson’s heritage on display at Hollerin’ Festival, Pow Wow

You know there’s a seasonal change coming around here when several things begin to happen. One is when football stadium lights come up, cheering...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Tragedy that hits home

Tragedy that hits home

I’ve covered all kinds of violence in my over 30-year career as a newspaper journalist. The scenes have been horrific, the tragedies painful and...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Black church can be agent for change

Black church can be agent for change

Historically, the black church has been at the forefront, serving on the front line, in the American journey for justice, beginning with its oppositio...

August 30th, 2015 |