Sampson Independent- RSS OPINION Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:52 EST 1800 On Black Friday and beyond, shop local Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:10 EST You are what you eat Every year it played out like a slow-motion horror film – or maybe it was a slapstick comedy. I could never tell. But on Thanksgiving, my grandmother routinely prepared deviled eggs, and my father routinely consumed too many of those deviled... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:06 EST Hats off to Hall-of-Famers The five men inducted Thursday night into the Sampson County Sports Club Hall of Fame were the epitome of what founders Nathan Gay and Fes Turlington envisioned when they were dreaming of such a club and such an honor many years ago. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:30:12 EST Elections board offers thanks Editor:This letter is written for the citizens of Sampson County. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:30:11 EST Are you ready for Dewitos? Some things belong together. Some don't. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:30:07 EST You helped make fish fry successful The Shriners of Sampson County wanted to send out a big thank you to those of you who bought tickets, participated in or just helped out in any way during our 2014 annual Shriners Fish Fry. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:00:11 EST Roberts leaving indelible mark as they depart Businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison has been quoted as saying, “It's important to think good, speak good and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness.” Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:31:08 EST Going to homecoming again “You are coming to homecoming, aren't you?” It was one of those questions that are really a command, like, “You are going to take out the trash, aren't you?” Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:31:10 EST America Online The White House posted a video online a few days ago in which President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband internet services under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In other words, he fully and... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:31:06 EST Veterans are our country’s true heroes We honor our veterans today — for the freedoms they've ensured; for the protection they provide; for the call they so bravely answer; for their willingness to offer their own life in the name of our country. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:30:09 EST From May to December “Oh, it's a long, long, time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September….And these few precious days, I spend with you”….”A spectacular old song that catches the magic of the season on... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:30:08 EST Treating diabetic eye disease During National Diabetes Awareness Month I will be discussing the impact of diabetes on the eyes and the treatments available to protect our vision from this serious cause of blindness. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:01:09 EST Post election observations 2014 It was another year of working at the polls during the recent early voting period. Once again I enjoyed working with all my fellow workers, and enjoyed meeting the voters at the Roseboro polling site. Now that it is over, it's time for a few... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:31:09 EST Hats off to Lady Leps Athletic prowess is a great thing to have; athletic prowess combined with classroom smarts even better; that same prowess coupled with classroom ability and good sportsmanship the epitome of what a high school administration dreams of from all of its... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 06:30:09 EST Your vote still counts Well, the election is Tuesday. I know many of you are thinking, “Thank goodness, it'll finally be over.” Just think, come Wednesday, you won't have the torture of those constant Hagan and Tillis campaign ads on TV. (But get... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 06:31:08 EST Serving as Clerk ‘an honor’ (Editor's note: Opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties were solicited in late September. All content had to be provided by Monday, Oct. 6. Those columns which have appeared on this page are... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 06:01:09 EST Don’t target job creators Editor:Here in Sampson County, we live a simpler life than our fellow North Carolinians up in Raleigh, but we're starting to get a feel for their politics. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 05:00:18 EST 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 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 (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