Sampson Independent- RSS opinion Feed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:20:38 EST 1800 A cellular phone is here Recently, my eyes were opened to the reality of everything that has happened in Washington with our regulators and legislators. Cellular telephones have effectively replaced our traditional means of communication. (We now have more cellular telephones... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:19 EST Autumn in the air Although temperatures have still remained in the 80's this week, there's still been a change in the air, a chilliness that makes us want to take a slow, deep breath. The mornings are cooler now, the leaves are beginning to take on a more... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:30:11 EST Having the talk Down the road, someone is going to thank me for this column. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:30:09 EST R’boro citizens make a difference The Sept. 16 article “Citizens Play Role in Arrest of 2” is proof positive that alert citizens are essential to crime reduction and holding criminals accountable. That is exactly what happened when two alert Roseboro citizens played key... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:01:09 EST Remembering 6 young Ya-Ya Sisters The dawn is heavy with the promise of another summer day patiently waiting to be born. In the stillness of this early hour, the sky to the east lightens behind billows of perfect clouds. The orchestration is breath-taking. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:09 EST Words still mean things It was another example that words still mean things. On TV, during last Sunday's “Meet The Press,” the moderator, Chuck Todd, had an interview with President Obama. The interview was mostly about U.S. foreign policy. While Chuck Todd... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:30:10 EST NAACP — a symbol of hope Founded 105 years ago this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one of the key players in advancing democracy through its struggle for equality and... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:01:22 EST To seem rather than to be I now know what purgatory looks like. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:30:10 EST Pow Wow keeps the tradition alive See related story A1When it comes to preserving heritage and keeping the traditions of years past alive, none do it any better than the Coharie Tribe. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:30:15 EST A legacy continues They had a choice. They could become bitter, or they could become better. They became better. Born a hundred years apart, the legacy of one opened the door of opportunity for the other. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:30:13 EST Outsiders taking our jobs? Editor:Why are there county employees that are not residents of this county. I'm not talking law enforcement. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 05:00:10 EST Lessons from terrible tragedy There are just some things that don't make sense. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:30:11 EST Wandering away from home “I want to hear the story about you following the dog when you were little.” Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:30:13 EST The enduring American dilemma It is my conviction that the recent unrest surrounding the shooting of the unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., is a reminder of the enduring American dilemma — finding for the black man “a place consistent with the national heritage of... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:07 EST Reforms that benefit agriculture On Aug. 20, the House of Representatives and the Senate, constituting the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly, adjourned sine die. Unless the yovernor calls for a special session, the General Assembly will not meet again until next year with... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:01:12 EST Business thefts really do hurt many There have been two major business thefts in Clinton this month, and the ramifications of those thefts resemble the ripple effect left by a stone skipped across water. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:30:09 EST Greater works than these I will be placed under arrest on Sept. 10. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:01:11 EST Prepare students with tools they need Tomorrow dawns a new day for children across Sampson County as students from ages 4 through 18 return to classrooms in our two public school systems for another year. Private school students took their first steps into a new year a little while back... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:30:13 EST A benevolent dictator? “What we need,” said Dale, “is a benevolent dictator.”“Yeah,” I replied. “But I don't remember reading about too many kind-hearted dictators in the history books.” Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:30:10 EST Numbers don’t tell SCC’s success story 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 — diminish its great impact in this community nor define it as an educational... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:31:10 EST