NEWS


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Sampson man charged with ‘indecent’ felony
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Lovin’ it til the end
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Chabot joins Sampson County Schools

State changes requirements for vaccines, exams

Each year, the CDC, ACIP and the North Carolina State Immunization Branch review and research vaccine preventable diseases and revise requirements for...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


SCC admissions week aims to build on enrollment boom

SCC admissions week aims to build on enrollment boom

Sampson Community College is encouraging students to begin or continue their educational journey at SCC this fall and is hosting the first admissions ...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Lions Club presents honors

Lions Club presents honors

At the 81st annual Clinton Lions Club Officer Installation and Awards Banquet, the club presented the Lion of the Year award to Pam McGuirt. The Clint...

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


Ivanhoe man served ‘Dirty’ drug trafficking charges

Ivanhoe man served ‘Dirty’ drug trafficking charges

An Ivanhoe man has been served felony charges in connection with a Sampson County Sheriff’s undercover campaign called “Operation Dirty So...

June 24th, 2016 |  


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 ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Garland approves budget

Garland approves budget

GARLAND — During a swift meeting on Thursday evening, town commissioners approved an $808,000 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins J...

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


SPORTS


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Sampson boys bring home win
MHS to host volleyball camp

MHS to host volleyball camp

The Midway High School volleyball program invested in some future volleyball players when they hosted their 4th annual Youth Volleyball Camp this past...

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


Sasser given prestigious honor

Sasser given prestigious honor

A student from Midway High School is participating in the Henry Clay Student Congress in Kentucky, where 50 representatives are chosen from a list of ...

June 17th, 2016 updated: June 17th, 2016. |  


Football camp prepares players

Football camp prepares players

Winning football games is a tradition within the Clinton City Schools system. The Dark Horses of Sampson Middle School and Clinton High School work th...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Developing their skills

Developing their skills

Clinton High School men’s soccer coach Brad Spell has spent the last 17 years developing an empire that has come to be known as Dark Horse socce...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Football camp to be held June 14-15

The Dark Horse football camp will be held Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. Tuesday’s camp is for middle school students interested in pl...

June 13th, 2016 updated: June 13th, 2016. |  


Roseboro-Salemburg athletes celebrated

Roseboro-Salemburg athletes celebrated

Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School honored its athletes and coaches with a morning breakfast in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 7. An athletic awards cer...

June 10th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Lovin’ it til the end
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Chabot joins Sampson County Schools
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Freezing for freshness
Celebrating you!

Celebrating you!

BirthdaysJune 26Della GoodmanConnie W. CowanWilliam DardenEmily M. HobbsMildred TurnerDavid PurdieDeseree UzzellJune 27Patricia MurphyJudy BaldanzaLis...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Bentonville to hold ‘Follow the Fight’ tours Independence Day weekend

Bentonville to hold ‘Follow the Fight’ tours Independence Day weekend

FOUR OAKS — Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site and the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield, Inc. are offering battlefield tours to the g...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Garland approves budget

Garland approves budget

GARLAND — During a swift meeting on Thursday evening, town commissioners approved an $808,000 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins J...

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


SCS honors educators

SCS honors educators

A Hobbton High School teacher was recognized by the Board of Education for several recent accomplishments. Timothy Brandon Thompson of Hobbton High Sc...

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


Hobbton High School moving forward with track plans

Hobbton High School moving forward with track plans

Plans to build a track for student-athletes at Hobbton High School are advancing through engineering work.During a Thursday morning meeting for the Sa...

June 24th, 2016 |  


City signs to show visitors ‘way’ toward downtown

City signs to show visitors ‘way’ toward downtown

The City of Clinton will continue its effort toward attracting travelers to the heart of Sampson County, with new signs soon to be installed that will...

June 24th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Be careful with the name

A tradition ends

Twenty-one years ago, Ermon Godwin strolled the Walter Ragan field at the old Midway High School pointing out where the stage for that year’s Ho...

June 17th, 2016 updated: June 17th, 2016. |  


Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

I never liked going to court. But sometimes it was necessary while I was working with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue. I never really liked being the mean t...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Fantastic lures for teachers in N.C.

Oh, if the General Assembly were a sailboat, and it was launching from Hatteras, it could hit London thanks to the huffing and puffing over Republican...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Even this year, incumbents roll

All hail the establishment!Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have shown the power of an anti-establishment message this year. But if N.C. voters have th...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Don’t sit under the apple tree

Sometimes it seems memories of the past are so real, we need only to reach out and touch the hands of those we held so tightly, many sunsets ago. Most...

June 10th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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SRMC welcomes new provider
Pig Cradles recognized

Pig Cradles recognized

The Chamber Member of the Week is Pig Cradles, Inc. Pig Cradles, Inc. has been incorporated since the mid 1970s. Their main objective is to manufactur...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Chamber prepares for busy month

Chamber prepares for busy month

Last week made my sixth month here at the Chamber. I have very much so enjoyed and continue to enjoy being a part of this wonderful community. I am pr...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Ezzell Trucking recognized

Ezzell Trucking recognized

The Chamber Member of the Week is Ezzell Trucking. Ezzell Trucking Inc., founded in 1951, is a family-owned trucking business specializing in hauling ...

June 15th, 2016 |  


‘Mr. Hardware’ honored

‘Mr. Hardware’ honored

Sampson County Manager Ed Causey presents Billy McDaniel a copy of a resolution adopted by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners commemorating McD...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Smithfield donates trees to city

Smithfield donates trees to city

Smithfield plants across the United States donated trees to their community, with the Smithfield Clinton plant donating their trees to the City of Cli...

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


Chamber celebrates business accomplishments

Chamber celebrates business accomplishments

Tuesday night, June 7, the Chamber had the honor of working with the North Carolina Department of Labor to congratulate multiple businesses in Sampson...

June 8th, 2016 updated: June 8th, 2016. |  


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