NEWS


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Nissan honored for service
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Dirty water dilemma
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Board OKs cost hike for town coverage
Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship

Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship

ROSE HILL — Union High School senior Daisy Almonte is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina Assoc...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Local youths participate in Southeast District Activity Day

Local youths participate in Southeast District Activity Day

Sampson County 4-H had 10 youth represent the county at District Activity Day at Lenoir Community College in Kinston.District Activity Day is comprise...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Thompson has winning design

Thompson has winning design

Brynna Thompson, a sixth-grade student at Sampson Middle School, won the T-shirt design contest for the Kids Walk T-shirts for Relay for Life. Honorab...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


2016 Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown held

2016 Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown held

On Saturday May 7, Sampson County Cooperative Extension and 4-H hosted the 2016 Heifer Showdown. There were 36 youth from area counties who competed a...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Enrollment numbers up at local college

Enrollment numbers up at local college

Despite being down in the last semester, enrollment numbers at Sampson Community College have increased for the summer class sessions, which began jus...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Incentives OK’d for sweet potato packing plant

Incentives OK’d for sweet potato packing plant

It took just a matter of minutes at the top of a Monday special meeting for the Sampson Board of Commissioners to approve a tax incentive package in h...

May 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Midway hires new coaches

Midway hires new coaches

After their first winning season since 2008, Midway head girls basketball coach Brian Wallum decided to step down as head coach to focus on teaching h...

May 24th, 2016 |  


County teams shine in state finals

County teams shine in state finals

The Hobbton Wildcats and the Union Spartans had a great showing at Friday’s State 1-A track and field finals held at A&T State University in...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Clinton falls in overtime

Clinton falls in overtime

Clinton’s Lady Dark Horse soccer team traveled to Carrboro on Saturday night for their fourth round NCHSSA playoff matchup with the top seeded L...

May 22nd, 2016 updated: May 23rd, 2016. |  


Ryan Hall excited for baseball opportunities

Ryan Hall excited for baseball opportunities

It’s a big time for former Union High School pitcher and quarterback, Ryan Hall. The former ace on the mount for the Spartans is in his second s...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Raider trio signs with JCC

Raider trio signs with JCC

A trio of talented Midway Raider basketball seniors will be together for at least two more years. On Friday morning in the Midway High School Media Ce...

May 20th, 2016 |  


The Raider Way

The Raider Way

The Raider Way. It’s something that is described as “showing respect for the other team, no matter what, and doing the right thing no matt...

May 20th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship
Mintz Christian Academy celebrates milestone with first graduating class

Mintz Christian Academy celebrates milestone with first graduating class

ROSEBORO — While giving inspiring words to his classmates, Christopher Matthews made history by becoming the first valedictorian for Mintz Chris...

May 24th, 2016 |  


The fun of learning

The fun of learning

(Editor’s note: This Sunday begins a series of feature front pages from Sampson Community College’s photography classes in Levels 1-4. Cla...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


SCS to improve gifted student program

SCS to improve gifted student program

Sampson County School officials are working on measures to improve education for academically gifted students.Col. Tommy Macon, assistant superintende...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Garland center to host celebration for seniors

Garland center to host celebration for seniors

In several days, the Garland Senior Center will be filled with community members having fun and while honoring the contributions of trailblazers.Senio...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Celebrating you!

Celebrating you!

BirthdaysMay 22Delcy NorrisAshley SinclairMay 23Lonnie EmanuelTyner TewZachary KingNettie Wilson-PernellKatie TyndallSarah KinlawDalental HobbsMay 24A...

May 21st, 2016 |  


What’s cookin’?

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, May 23Beef nachos w/TostitosChicken fajita wrapPinto beansCornApplesauceTuesday, May 24Manager’s Choice entreeSloppy...

May 21st, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Union High School student awarded MLK scholarship
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The most important assets
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Older Americans — blazing a trail
It’s time to take a stand

It’s time to take a stand

The journey through addiction too often begins with a short path through a doctor’s office. More and more people are becoming addicted to opioid...

May 19th, 2016 updated: May 19th, 2016. |  


Make a difference, support those in need

Things can change in a flash; the tide will shift, the stars will realign, promises of forever can vanish. One minute you are perfectly healthy, the n...

May 18th, 2016 |  


The importance of a governor

The importance of a governor

Back when I was riding the school bus at Clement growing up, we always wanted the driver to go faster. The bus drivers back then were responsible high...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Supporting what we want vital

Nearly every time you turn around an oft repeated phrase can be heard, and it goes something like this: “I wish there were more things to do in ...

May 13th, 2016 |  


The positives still outweigh the negatives

You can focus on the negative or bask in the positive. It’s true in every aspect of life, but perhaps it’s never more important than when ...

May 11th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Nissan honored for service
Special meeting will cover industry incentives, sheriff contracts

Special meeting will cover industry incentives, sheriff contracts

Industry incentives for a sweet potato packing operation, sheriff’s contracts with towns and the county’s upcoming budget will all be disc...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Delivering the goods

Delivering the goods

Every year, Wilson Chapel in Turkey and others depend on the local community to fill bags with non-perishable items for local postal carriers to pick ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Local leaders graduate from Clinton-Sampson Chamber program

Local leaders graduate from Clinton-Sampson Chamber program

After sharing exciting experiences with a group of local professionals for eight months, Tawanda Outlaw said she would do it again.“Each of you ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Chamber honors leadership graduates

Chamber honors leadership graduates

Happy Thursday Chamber friends! I am so excited for the next month full of activities! Who says summer is a bad month to plan events? We sure have thi...

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  


Sessoms Jewelry honored

Sessoms Jewelry honored

The Chamber Member of the Week is Sessoms Jewelry. Sessoms Jewelry is family owned, and has been in business for 50 years. They take pride in being pa...

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  


Old Mill Stream honored

Old Mill Stream honored

The Chamber Member of the Week is Old Mill Stream, Inc., founded in 1991, have continued to surpass customers’ expectations with quality product...

May 11th, 2016 updated: May 11th, 2016. |  


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