Volunteer fire departments face recruitment struggles

Volunteer fire departments face recruitment struggles

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been touring volunteer fire departments and talking to firefighters and emergency workers in all regions of our gr...

August 15th, 2017 |  


No room for hatred

“Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.”The words of the Rev...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Tobacco wasn’t a ‘labor of love’

Tobacco wasn’t a ‘labor of love’

When I saw the title of the article in “Our State” magazine, I laughed. The title was “Memories of pulling tobacco, a labor of love....

August 13th, 2017 |  


Parents must live values

Parents must live values

What better way to usher in the new school year than having the school doors opened to each parent by the Clinton City Schools’ superintendent. ...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Electoral College: A spark in a powder keg

Electoral College: A spark in a powder keg

The absolute fundamental requirement for democracy is majority rule. That end is obtained by voting. If this requirement and procedure are abridged, d...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Lincoln a racist?

Is it a mystery or a myth?Republicans boastfully claim they are the party of Abraham Lincoln, but was he a racist, or merely not a champion of racial ...

August 11th, 2017 |  


As hard as it is to fathom, football season is upon us again. And while it’s still a bit sultry outside, you can almost smell the change in the ...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Know these five budget facts

Know these five budget facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Internship proves beneficial

Internship proves beneficial

Interning for the Sampson Independent was a fun and amazing experience that I will never forget. At first, I didn’t know what I was getting myse...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Presidential pulpit

Presidential pulpit

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the president wanted to use government money to provide relief to some very desperate people. He was initia...

August 10th, 2017 |