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It’s about two weeks until Christmas. Christmas should be a peaceful time, a holiday where many can reflect on the religious meaning of the season as well as enjoy time with family and … more
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees recently proposed a solution to the “Silent Sam” conundrum that sounds like a punch line to a bad joke. The board voted to build a $5.3 million University … more
If we’re looking for proof that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush makes the point. He set the gold standard for genuine human decency … more
It’s a sobering topic to consider, but an important one: American mortality rates are rising, along with overdose and suicide rates, according to three new government studies from the Centers for … more
With the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush on Friday, the last of the leaders of the “greatest generation” has left the national stage. His is a great loss, and the … more
Norman Wayne Naylor was a servant leader, someone who wanted to make a difference in his community and in the lives of others. By virtue of the life he lived, the public positions he held and the … more
This holiday season, Santa’s little helpers might come with a battery. While retailers across the country are beefing up seasonal hires to prepare for the holiday shopping apocalypse, Amazon is … more
As many as 670,000 North Carolinians could gain sorely needed Medicaid coverage if Gov. Roy Cooper and members of both parties in the legislature will work together to help them. Now that voters … more
The high winds and heavy rains that swept through the area Nov. 15 shifted our focus back to Hurricane Florence — specifically the damage so many structures sustained from rain infiltration. Not … more
One of Sampson County’s best educational treasures is the Partnership for Children, a nonprofit/private organization designed to provide programs and services for children ages birth to 5 years old … more
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and — Whereas … more
After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … more
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