It’s time for drastic, unpopular measures

How many more murders must take place at schools before we, as a nation, realize that something drastic, perhaps even unpopular, must be done?One woul...

February 17th, 2018 |  


We do speak a little different

We do speak a little different

Okay, I know we talk different. But we think you talk different, too.In college at ECU, I took a speech and public speaking class. Not knowing where I...

February 17th, 2018 |  


4-H provides life-changing experiences

Sampson County 4-H is one of the best youth-oriented organizations around. Don’t believe it, spend a few minutes with a young person who has par...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Done right, Medicaid program can lift up vulnerable North Carolinians

Done right, Medicaid program can lift up vulnerable North Carolinians

As North Carolina awaits approval of new requirements for many of its Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to receive benefits, we must e...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Thankfully budget passage helps CommWell

When you sit around wondering how the federal government’s political rhetoric and eventual decisions impact places like Sampson, consider CommWe...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Candidates for the right reasons

The 2018 filing period for local and state races got off to a robust start Monday, with seven people tossing their hats into the political arena. Some...

February 14th, 2018 |  


That old sweetheart of mine

When the flames of young love scatter, before slipping into their place in time, there remains in all the mornings of mature lovers who have generousl...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Inconsistency is common in politics

Inconsistency is common in politics

When the North Carolina Senate recently passed a bill with several moving parts — a newly reconstituted State Board of Elections, a rebuff of Go...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Black History Month honors our veterans

Black History Month honors our veterans

This month marks the 92nd year of the inception of what was then called Negro History Week. Launched in February 1926, Carter G. Woodson wanted to use...

February 10th, 2018 |  


Series is, indeed, a Class Act

Sampson Center Stage’s Class Acts series continues to be, well, a class act.It’s educational, it’s entertaining and it’s affor...

February 10th, 2018 |