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Art for learning
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Horseshoe fun at Royal Lane

Horseshoe fun at Royal Lane

Helen McCown, right, throws a horseshoe during a Thursday contest held by the Mid-Carolina Senior Games at Royal Lane Park. She is pictured with conte...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Curtains rise on ‘Les Miserables’

Curtains rise on ‘Les Miserables’

The Sampson Community Theatre production of ‘Les Miserables’ opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. April 29 and May 5-6 and...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Danford named Tree Farmer of Year

Danford named Tree Farmer of Year

Sampson County Ranger Grant Jones awarded Edwin Danford with the County’s Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award. ‘Woodlands have been ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


SCC instructor Gravis signs book

SCC instructor Gravis signs book

Sampson Community College instructor and author Lew Gravis, left, signs a copy of his book ‘To Kill For A Fortune’ for Carol Phipps and ot...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Parkside Grille perseveres

Parkside Grille perseveres

NEWTON GROVE — At the bar inside his restaurant, Kent Sutton flipped on the light switches and turned on the televisions with sportscasters talk...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Midway streaking in conference

Midway streaking in conference

After blasting Wallace-Rose Hill by the 15-0 score earlier in the week, the Midway Raiders baseball team returned to Spivey’s Corner on Friday n...

April 29th, 2017 updated: April 29th, 2017. |  


Lady Raiders blank Trask

Lady Raiders blank Trask

The Midway Lady Raiders enjoyed a successful week in Four County Conference softball action, picking up two wins, including a huge upset over previous...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Middle school baseball, softball championships set

Midway teams advanced to middle school championships and will play Hobbton and Roseboro-Salemburg in the respective baseball and softball title tilts ...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Dark Horse tennis clinches championship

The Clinton Dark Horse tennis team secured both the regular season and tournament championships Wednesday at Clinton High School. The morning began wi...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Rainy weather pushes local games back

High school sports suffered a minor setback in their schedules this week due to the rainy weather the area endured Monday and Tuesday.For Lakewood, th...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Wild Turkey Federation hosts youth hunt

Wild Turkey Federation hosts youth hunt

When the volunteers who make up the Coastal Plains Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) began planning its annual fundraising banquet...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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The king’s table
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Celebrating you!

Girl Scouts supports girls in new interests

RALEIGH — With the 21st century job market ever evolving and expanding, today’s girls need opportunities to develop important career and w...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Strawberry pickin’ is upon us

Strawberry pickin’ is upon us

April has been such a beautiful month and has brought us some delicious, ruby red strawberries. I have seen many pictures of friends visiting local st...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Local volunteers assist family in wake of fire tragedy

Local volunteers assist family in wake of fire tragedy

While standing on top of rubble, Dr. Mac Herring removed a large chunk as the sun beamed though nearby trees.“We’re trying to clean up a l...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Rodriquez ready for Governor’s School

Rodriquez ready for Governor’s School

Cristian Rodriquez is looking forward to a new learning experience in Raleigh during the summer.Rodriquez, a junior student at Sampson Early College H...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Gun education on table

Gun education on table

A proposed bill designed to teach gun safety in high schools is causing mixed emotions around North Carolina. Educators in Sampson County are divided ...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


OPINION


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Caution neded on state budget
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The Fragile Planet
Where did my job go?

Where did my job go?

Ten years ago, I wrote a fictional tale wherein I had a school teacher instruct students to look in stores at twenty manufactured items of interest to...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Be proactive, attend drug summit

Opioid abuse continues to be a serious problem in Sampson and surrounding counties. In truth, it’s a serious problem across our great country, a...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcoh...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Bracy’s accolade well deserved

Sampson County has yet another feather in its cap, placed there when school superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy received a statewide, touting him as the Nor...

April 26th, 2017 |  


City police, fire salary bumps needed

A competitive and ever-changing workforce necessitates wise choices by city and county governments looking to attract the best and the brightest indiv...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


State spending doesn’t boost growth

State spending doesn’t boost growth

There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking of which, a curre...

April 25th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Parkside Grille perseveres
Grant deadline quickly approaching

Grant deadline quickly approaching

The Chamber hopes that everyone had a wonderful Easter! We would like to remind our Chamber businesses that the deadline for our matching grant is May...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Signs of change

Signs of change

The marquee at the new Carlie C’s IGA at Lakewood Plaza in Roseboro was already changed Wednesday and the facade was getting the same treatment,...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Carlie C’s move official

Carlie C’s move official

It has been in the works for months now and known by the public for weeks, but the physical transformation was very clear at the local Piggly Wiggly s...

April 10th, 2017 updated: April 10th, 2017. |  


Lunch with the president

Lunch with the president

Sampson Community College President Dr. Paul Hutchins sits down for lunch with students nominated by their departments chairs, division chairs and tea...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Grants available for business improvements

Grants available for business improvements

As the Chamber continues to offer matching grant opportunities to the members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce for both facade improvements ...

April 5th, 2017 |  


‘The Pig’ leaving Clinton, Roseboro

‘The Pig’ leaving Clinton, Roseboro

The Piggly Wiggly stores in Clinton and Roseboro, whose sale was announced last month, will be converted to Carlie C’s in a switch will take pla...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


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