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 |  


Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Local NAACP branch to celebrate freedom

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Dividing countries was a mistake

Dividing countries was a mistake

At the close of World War Two, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Welcoming another season

Although temperatures have still remained in the upper 80s this week, there’s still been a change in the air over the course of this month, a ch...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Measuring American’s greatness

Measuring American’s greatness

There are several ways that a nation can measure its greatness including wealth and economic opportunity, military power, equality of justice, the edu...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Meth use may be up, but so is enforcement

The use and manufacture of methamphetamine appears to be on the rise once again in Sampson County, with yet another clandestine lab discovered and mor...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Don’t judge SCC by enrollment sways

Enrollment numbers might be down a little bit at Sampson Community College this fall, but that certainly should not — and in our view does not &...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Don’t foot-drag on occupancy rate hike

Some decisions make no sense, and county commissioners’ sudden foot-dragging on green-lighting a hike in the occupancy tax is one of them. That&...

September 17th, 2017 |