NEWS


8:30 pm |    
Parker Gas honored
Traffic stop yields heroin, felony arrest

Traffic stop yields heroin, felony arrest

A traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Sampson County netted 11 bindles of heroin and the arrest of a man on several offenses, including a felony drug cha...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Revivals continue at area churches

Revivals continue at area churches

On Wednesday, July 27-29 at 7 p.m. nightly, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Clinton, Joshua Generation 2016 Youth Conference. The theme is My Voice Matte...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC:

DNC:

Find out what delegations had to say at the Democratic National Convention about jobs and fair wages on our DNC page.Click here to see the DNC page. ....

July 26th, 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 ...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


Baling the hay

Baling the hay

A farmer bales hay in a field just off Summerlin’s Crossroads Road in Duplin County last week. There are approximately 32,000 acres of hay and p...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Community mourns Barnes

Community mourns Barnes

The Union district of Sampson County is mourning the loss of one of their own following another harrowing deadly vehicle accident in the county that c...

July 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Updated: 7:00 am. |    
Jerry ‘Tha Chef’ Carr ready to rumble
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An inaugural success
Overcoming obstacles

Overcoming obstacles

GARLAND — Life is not always a bed of roses, there are bumps along the way. Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wettig, a rising senior at Union High Schoo...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Sampson All-Stars compete in district

Sampson All-Stars compete in district

In the height of summer, it means baseball season is in full swing.Whether it be the major leagues or tee ball, baseball is considered America’s...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Spell leads East to All-Star win

Spell leads East to All-Star win

GREENSBORO — When Clinton High School men’s soccer coach Brad Spell got a call last summer from the North Carolina Coaches Association tel...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Work pays off for Yang

Work pays off for Yang

Work hard….play hard has always been the emphasis in Katey Yang’s house hold. It’s pretty much the way the rising senior at Clinton ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


HBC donates to Lakewood

HBC donates to Lakewood

The Horne Brothers Construction Company sponsored the Tommy Horne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 9, at the Lakewood Country Club. The Horn...

July 17th, 2016 |  


‘Golf Fore the Arts’ deemed most successful

‘Golf Fore the Arts’ deemed most successful

An annual Sampson Arts Council golf tournament that helps fund local art programs was deemed the “most successful fundraiser” to date.The ...

July 16th, 2016 updated: July 16th, 2016. |  


LIFE


Kaleel, Holler marry

Kaleel, Holler marry

Ana Rose Kaleel and Adrian Lee Holler were united in marriage on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City, North Car...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Volunteers needed for garden, meals

Greetings to everyone! It has been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and pen my thoughts. I have missed sharing our news articl...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Sampson History Museum hosts Horseless Carriage tour

Sampson History Museum hosts Horseless Carriage tour

With a 1910 Stanley Steamer, Daryl Kendall and Andy Robeson enjoyed traveling from Pennsylvania to show off the classic parked next to the Sampson Cou...

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


Garland plaque honors mural sponsors

Garland plaque honors mural sponsors

GARLAND — After months of work and planning on a mural, town officials put up the final touch.A plaque next to the painting was recently install...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Purdie serves as Senate Page

Raleigh - The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have David Boyce Purdie, a student at Clinton High School, serve as a Page. He is the son ...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Making better choices at the grocery store

Making better choices at the grocery store

Grocery shopping is not at the top of my ‘favorite things to do’ list. There’s a lot of work that goes into going to the grocery sto...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


OPINION


6:45 am |    
We all need illuminating
6:15 am |    
A recipe for preparation
A recipe for preparation

A recipe for preparation

It has been said that heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Let us consider if this is a true statement or not. First, Jesus assured His a...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Supporting Sampson County’s finest

On any given week, local law enforcement officers respond to some 700 requests for service. They don’t stop to ask if the caller is black or whi...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


The nation needs Hemingway’s unity

Several years ago, the late Rev. Glennwood Hemingway founded an outreach effort in the Harrells community, one that he envisioned would bring people o...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


What they were created for

What they were created for

It was always said jokingly, but it was the truth. Back during my career with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, I would be asked from time to time about the ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Pokémon Go offers free fun, way to see local sights

A new smartphone app will not only let you collect different creatures, but it will help you go on an adventure to explore your town and see what it h...

July 14th, 2016 updated: July 14th, 2016. |  


BUSINESS


8:30 pm |    
Parker Gas honored
Turkey dance academy opens

Turkey dance academy opens

Alyssa Lee, right, beams as she welcomes a group of over 20 to a ribbon cutting officially opening her new business, To The Pointe Academy of Dance, i...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Hardware store honored

Hardware store honored

The Chamber Member of the Week is Royal Trustworthy Hardware in Salemburg. Royal Trustworthy Hardware is the oldest continuously operating business in...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Young Professionals kicks off tonight

Young Professionals kicks off tonight

Happy Thursday Chamber Friends! So many exciting things going on and coming up at the Chamber. I would first and foremost like to give a big Chamber c...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Chamber honors Griffin

Chamber honors Griffin

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce Member of the Week is Gregory T. Griffin, Attorney at Law. Griffin graduated from Campbell Law School and has ...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Chamber offers network opportunities

Chamber offers network opportunities

My journey with the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is coming to an end very soon.I am closing this chapter and beginning a new one to continue my...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Sampson native ring bell

Sampson native ring bell

On June 6 Donna Wilson Thagard, BMC Vice President and Corporate Controller, and Donald Crumpler, BMC Vice President of Supply Chain, participated in ...

July 7th, 2016 |  


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