Sampson Independent- RSS OPINION Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:02:07 EST 1800 What about next year? http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150290043/What-about-next-year We're right in the middle of the World Series. Either the Kansas City Royals or the San Francisco Giants will be the victors. When it is over, in the joyous winning locker room, the coach and many of the players will be interviewed. They will be... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:31:09 EST Tillis’ message not a good one http://clintonnc.com/news/letters-opinion/150325379/Tillis-message-not-a-good-one Editor's note: Letters to the editor regarding political campaigns could be submitted for review through Monday, Oct. 27. That submission period is now closed. The letters are subject to the same policies as all letters to the... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:56:13 EST Fighting drugs, fights all crime http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-politics/150290082/Fighting-drugs-fights-all-crime (Opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties were sought in early October and all received before publication. Those appearing over the next few days and weeks are the ones that were submitted. No... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:30:09 EST McIntyre hits mark others should aim for http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/150293136/McIntyre-hits-mark-others-should-aim-for We will have more to say about Mike McIntyre's nine terms in Congress when he exits as the 7th District representative for North Carolina early next year, but now seems an appropriate time to give a nod to the Lumberton native about the way he... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:17 EST Making Sampson a better place http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-politics/150290010/Making-Sampson-a-better-place (Opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties were sought in early October and all received before publication. Those appearing over the next few days and weeks are the ones that were submitted. No... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:15 EST Making an impact by serving http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns-politics/150244000/Making-an-impact-by-serving Editor's note: Opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will appear on this page randomly over the next few weeks. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:45:22 EST Get a head start - vote early http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/150248181/Get-a-head-start---vote-early The political season has shifted into full-gear, with the November election now only weeks away. And with that comes the opportunity for registered voters in Sampson County to carry out their civic duty early, if they so choose. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:30:14 EST The catch to catechisms http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150243877/The-catch-to-catechisms It's said that a belief is nothing more than a thought you keep thinking. It may be actively chosen, but for most of us, a belief is unquestioningly accepted from our family or community. Rarely do we consider the consequences or assumptions... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:30:12 EST Gambling with Ebola http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150193669/Gambling-with-Ebola Dr. Kent Brantly is a gambler. Some of you may recognize the name. He is the U.S. doctor who recently contracted the Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. You may have seen him on TV when he was released from the hospital in... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:36:10 EST Working for a brighter NC http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-politics/150197493/Working-for-a-brighter-NC (Editor's note: Beginning today, opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will be provided. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit oped pieces of their choosing. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:36:10 EST Compare, choose Medicare plans http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150168651/Compare-choose-Medicare-plans Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That's why it's important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. The Annual Election Period is the one time of... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:00:13 EST Tis’ the season for a contest! http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/150162009/Tis-the-season-for-a-contest If you enjoy Halloween, dressing up or both, then we've got just the contest for you. And if you've got a costume, flaunt it; if your children get all decked out, show them off; if your co-workers have fun with the season, promote them,... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:31:14 EST Your vote can change landscape http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-politics/150162039/Your-vote-can-change-landscape (Editor's note: Beginning today, opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will be provided. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit oped pieces of their choosing. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:31:12 EST Fighting for rural N.C. http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-politics/150162347/Fighting-for-rural-N.C. (Editor's note: Beginning today, opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will be provided. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit oped pieces of their choosing. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:01:18 EST Help local non-profits, cast your vote today http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/150149743/Help-local-non-profits-cast-your-vote-today For decades, The Sampson Independent has offered myriad interactive ways for readers to be a part of the newspaper and, in turn, to help the community. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:31:05 EST Who will they be fighting for? http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150116724/Who-will-they-be-fighting-for In the early days of television, there was a popular game show called “The $64,000 Question.” You had to answer an extremely difficult question to win the prize. (Remember, back then $64,000 was considered a lot of money.) Speaking of... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:31:09 EST Aunt Annie always tipped the scales http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150049004/Aunt-Annie-always-tipped-the-scales Somebody once told me that black bears live out their entire lives within the same 14 miles. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:00:13 EST New brand day http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150046499/New-brand-day For much of my childhood, I believed that appearances didn't matter. I told myself that I didn't care about the snap judgments the world wishes to make about someone based on appearance alone. I told myself that this was superficial and... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:30:11 EST Net neutrality – Proceed with caution http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150046443/Net-neutrality--Proceed-with-caution The InterNet is a resource that came to life as an experiment years ago. That experiment connecting four computers located in different parts of the country, was to test a concept called distributed computing. The idea was to develop a common computer... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:00:15 EST (No heading) http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/150034786/ Approximately 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and some 30,000 breast cancer deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women before the end of 2014. And it is now predicted that one in eight women in the United States will develop breast... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 06:30:13 EST