An ounce of prevention

In 2017, approximately 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women and 40,610 women in the U.S are expected...

October 1st, 2017 |  


I’m your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.With thirteen stars for colonies c...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Property rights have economic payoff

Property rights have economic payoff

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we star...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Parsons’ legacy graces every inch of Sampson, beyond

Doug Parsons was larger than life. Tall, lanky and with compassionate eyes that danced with joy, he commanded a room each time he walked into it. Yet ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Take a knee, get the boot

Professional athletes are causing a ruckus and, in doing so, they are setting a poor example for the millions of young people who look up to them and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Reforming health care is critical

Reforming health care is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Partisan decline is nothing new

Partisan decline is nothing new

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed...

September 26th, 2017 |  


What we’re looking for

What we’re looking for

“But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” You may recognize those words as the title of a hit song recorded by the roc...

September 24th, 2017 |  


The local flair

There are many good things about being a community newspaper. One of them is the ability we have to promote all the great things that our young people...

September 24th, 2017 |