NEWS


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Something to cluck about!
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New phone system among priorities for Social Services
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Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County
Newton Grove discusses flooding issues

Newton Grove discusses flooding issues

NEWTON GROVE — Town leaders are looking for ways to tackle a flooding issue in town.During its Monday meeting, Mayor Gerald Darden and the Board...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Garland celebrates 110th birthday, honors former mayors

Garland celebrates 110th birthday, honors former mayors

GARLAND — For decades, many residents have made contributions to make a small town in southern Sampson County prosper.Garland celebrated its 110...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Commissioners give nod for occupancy tax increase

Commissioners give nod for occupancy tax increase

The Sampson County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pushing towards doubling the room occupancy tax for local lodging facilities, and commissioners g...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Mary Poppins opening weekend dazzles crowd

Mary Poppins opening weekend dazzles crowd

This past weekend, Sampson Community Theatre opened it’s doors for four performances of Mary Poppins.Mary Poppins is a very magical show with lo...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Garland continues progress with new park, installs playground equipment

Garland continues progress with new park, installs playground equipment

GARLAND — For several months, town officials have been laying the groundwork for a new park in downtown. Now, residents are beginning to see a l...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Residents remain in fear

Residents remain in fear

ROSEBORO — Nearly a month after it happened, Oscar Williams and his wife are still haunted by the night they were awakened by a man fleeing from...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Lady Raiders stun East Bladen

Lady Raiders stun East Bladen

With a date with Clinton in the championship game of the Four County Conference Tournament on the line, the Midway Lady Raiders travelled to Pender Hi...

February 17th, 2017 |  


UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham gets down-home Sampson County greeting during luncheon, meet-and-greet.

UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham gets down-home Sampson County greeting during luncheon, meet-and-greet.

UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and his wife Tina got treated to the flavor of Sampson County earlier today, first during an invitation-only ba...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Horses storm by Midway

Horses storm by Midway

The Clinton Dark Horses and the Midway Raiders met up at Pender High School on Wednesday night in the second round of the Four County Conference Tourn...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Lady Dark Horses open postseason with rout

Lady Dark Horses open postseason with rout

Clinton’s Lady Dark Horses basketball team opened play in the Four County Conference Tournament, with a first round rout of the Trask Lady Titan...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Horses blast Union; Midway next

Horses blast Union; Midway next

Clinton got the postseason underway on Monday night when they hosted Union to open the Four County Conference basketball tournament. A sparse crowd wa...

February 14th, 2017 |  


South River offers summer camp scholarships

South River offers summer camp scholarships

South River EMC is offering basketball scholarships to rising sixth, seventh and eighth grade males and females. NCAA rules prohibit scholarships to s...

February 14th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Something to cluck about!
11:22 am
Updated: 4:38 pm. |    
Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County
Celebrating you!

Celebrating you!

BirthdaysFeb. 19Sherrel MelvinBrook SimmonsMaggie SingletarySusan SmithBrandon WestbrookValerie WilsonFeb. 20Edna BooneTheodore JohnsonShawn KingValge...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Volunteers needed for a healthy cause

Volunteers needed for a healthy cause

I am excited to announce that this year, Sampson County Cooperative Extension will be bringing Speedway to Healthy to Sampson County youth! Speedway t...

February 18th, 2017 |  


What’s cookin’

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, Feb. 20Chicken Alfredo w/ Bread StickBBQ Beef HoagieGreen PeasItalian Cheese SpinachApplesauce CupMilkTuesday, Feb. 21Chee...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Newton Grove discusses flooding issues

Newton Grove discusses flooding issues

NEWTON GROVE — Town leaders are looking for ways to tackle a flooding issue in town.During its Monday meeting, Mayor Gerald Darden and the Board...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Garland celebrates 110th birthday, honors former mayors

Garland celebrates 110th birthday, honors former mayors

GARLAND — For decades, many residents have made contributions to make a small town in southern Sampson County prosper.Garland celebrated its 110...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Garland continues progress with new park, installs playground equipment

Garland continues progress with new park, installs playground equipment

GARLAND — For several months, town officials have been laying the groundwork for a new park in downtown. Now, residents are beginning to see a l...

February 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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What we have in common

Don’t want to be an underdog, then you should think for yourself

Editor:When it comes to the ruling from the 9th Circuit Court to reinstate the “law” on illegal immigrants, a promise our president ran hi...

February 16th, 2017 |  


New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos deserve a fair chance

Betsy DeVos has endured weeks of attacks on her character — and her mission to make schools work for children. But Michigan’s billionaire ...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


4-H builds self-confidence, character

Sampson County 4-H is one of the best youth-oriented organizations around. Don’t believe it, spend a few minutes with a young person who has par...

February 15th, 2017 |  


That old sweetheart of mine

When the flames of young love scatter, before slipping into their place in time, there remains in all the mornings of mature lovers who have generousl...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Whitaker the giant

William Henry Whitaker was an institution in and of himself. His life was a life lived in the beauty and grace of every season for each of us to enjoy...

February 13th, 2017 updated: February 13th, 2017. |  


How much is twenty trillion dollars?

How much is twenty trillion dollars?

Twenty trillion dollars. I bet you haven’t seen or heard those words lately. Politicians don’t want to discuss it, mainly because they don...

February 12th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Chamber gearing up for banquet

Chamber gearing up for banquet

Valentines Day is right around the corner and we encourage you to make Sampson County your one stop shop for that special someone in your life. We hav...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Johnson joins Raleigh communications agency

Johnson joins Raleigh communications agency

Eckel & Vaughan is pleased to announce that Deborah Johnson joins the agency’s team this week.In addition to a strong communications backgro...

February 8th, 2017 |  


A change in power

A change in power

As most of you know, I am going into my second year with the Clinton Sampson Chamber of Commerce. My first year was filled with learning, listening, a...

February 1st, 2017 |  


New sales manager named

New sales manager named

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has named Luis Vargas sales manager for the Clinton store at 360 Northeast Blvd. Vargas leads store associates to help custo...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Sessoms’ legacy continues after 50 years of service

Sessoms’ legacy continues after 50 years of service

As a young boy, Minson Sessoms was inquisitive, always tinkering on anything mechanical.His love for fixing things started at just 10 years of age whe...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Chamber gears up for annual event

Chamber gears up for annual event

It is hard to believe that January is almost over and February is just around the corner!.February is one of my favorite months throughout the year be...

January 25th, 2017 updated: January 25th, 2017. |  


SOCIAL MEDIA