NEWS


11:28 am
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Locals honored at annual business banquet
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Flu outbreak causes alarm at healthcare facilities
Complaint leads to meth charges

Complaint leads to meth charges

DUNN — A Sampson County resident has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a complaint from a neighboring resident.Sher...

February 21st, 2017 |  


HCA excels at state Beta competition

HCA excels at state Beta competition

HARRELLS — For the third year in row, Harrells Christian Academy took first place in the character skit competition at the North Carolina State ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Celebration services continue at area churches

Celebration services continue at area churches

On Wednesday, Feb. 22-24 at 7 p.m. nightly (already in progress), the month of the prophets will be held at The New Church of Christ, Faison. The gues...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Inaugural community conversation set for Feb. 27

Inaugural community conversation set for Feb. 27

In their first ever public collaboration on a major current topic, the Sampson County NAACP and the Sampson County Chapter of the North Carolina A&...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Chamber banquet to recognize locals for business success

It’s once again time for the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce to recognize area businesses and business leaders for their dedicated service t...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Voters asked to take stand on horse referendum

Horse and other equine animal owners/lessors will vote across the state on March 8, to determine whether to continue to voluntarily assess themselves ...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Sampson County Sports Podcast with Ryan and Ron – Episode 16

Sampson County Sports Podcast with Ryan and Ron – Episode 16

This podcast with Ryan Carter and Daron Barefoot, special guest, focuses on high school sports across Sampson County, with commentary about players, p...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Playoff pairings for local high schools released

Playoff pairings for local high schools released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its final men’s and women’s playoff brackets late Sunday afternoon. To no sur...

February 19th, 2017 updated: February 19th, 2017. |  


Horses upend East Bladen, claim title

Horses upend East Bladen, claim title

East Bladen’s improbable run in the Four County Conference Tournament came to an abrupt halt on Friday night at Pender High School. The Eagles, ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Horses win Four County Championship

Lady Horses win Four County Championship

Clinton’s Lady Dark Horse basketball team squared off against Midway on Friday night for the Four County Conference Tournament Championship. The...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lewis’ BBQ welcomes UNC Athletics

Lewis’ BBQ welcomes UNC Athletics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham was in Clinton Thursday afternoon, first for a private luncheon at Lewi...

February 18th, 2017 |  


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 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Something to cluck about!

Something to cluck about!

It is the year of the Rooster and this is the week Ray and Ann Barefoot of the Midway community are adding one to their own brood.Ann Barefoot shared ...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Klaves becomes athletic director for Hobbton High School

Klaves becomes athletic director for Hobbton High School

After several years of leading the track and field program at Hobbton High School, Jeff Klaves is now on a new journey as athletic director.“The...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County

Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County

Growing a fruit trees is not impossible, but it takes more than just sticking something in the ground and walking away. One of the steps of having a d...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


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 |  


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


11:28 am
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Locals honored at annual business banquet
Chamber offers learning experience

Chamber offers learning experience

Happy Thursday! My name is Anna Herring. At the beginning of my second and final semester of high school, I was given the opportunity to intern at the...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Southern Bank moves to new location

Southern Bank moves to new location

In an effort to better serve customers, Southern Bank in Clinton has announced plans to move from its current location to a larger location nearby.The...

February 8th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA