NEWS


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Who are you letting clean your messes?
Cast enters final rehearsals for show

Cast enters final rehearsals for show

The Sampson Community Theater director, Angela Martin, 72 youngsters and a slew of volunteers are almost ready to bring you our second blockbuster of ...

July 28th, 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 28th, 2016 |  


Man charged in I-40 heroin trafficking

Man charged in I-40 heroin trafficking

FAISON — In just a matter of days, the actions of local law enforcement have curbed two heroin transports through Sampson County, a persistent p...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Garland continues search for police chief

Garland continues search for police chief

GARLAND — A patrol car for a new police department has arrived, but commissioners are still searching for someone to drive it.During a special T...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Feeding the masses

Feeding the masses

Jeff Swartz and the 42 members of the Child Nutrition Department staff are responsible for not only feeding the 3,200 students in Clinton City Schools...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Garland approves hazard plan

Garland approves hazard plan

GARLAND — Town officials approved a safety plan to ensure residents receive help during emergency situations.After a public hearing Tuesday, the...

July 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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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


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Celebrating you!
‘Poetry with a Twist’ to celebrate anniversary at Ribeyes

‘Poetry with a Twist’ to celebrate anniversary at Ribeyes

Valawaughn McCain’s vision of bringing exciting poetry events to Sampson County is going strong a year later.“Poetry With A Twist” i...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Duplin Wine Stomp set for Sept.10

Duplin Wine Stomp set for Sept.10

It’s almost time to stomp at one of the largest wineries in the South.Duplin Winery is celebrating 40 years of its annual Grape Stomp Celebratio...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Garland continues search for police chief

Garland continues search for police chief

GARLAND — A patrol car for a new police department has arrived, but commissioners are still searching for someone to drive it.During a special T...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Garland approves hazard plan

Garland approves hazard plan

GARLAND — Town officials approved a safety plan to ensure residents receive help during emergency situations.After a public hearing Tuesday, the...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Simpson, Schmidlin ready to lead

Simpson, Schmidlin ready to lead

With a new school year coming soon, the Board of Education for Sampson County Schools selected two new leaders.The group re-organized during a Monday ...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Sampson County Schools grads earn $22.6 million for scholarships

Sampson County Schools grads earn $22.6 million for scholarships

Recent graduates of Sampson County Schools earned more than $22.6 million in scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.According to a news release from...

July 27th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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We all need illuminating
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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


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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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