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The power of Precision
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Restoring life to the Great Coharie
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A field of dreams
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Trustees support SCC growth
Proposed renovations to Sunset auditorium could cost nearly $2 million

Proposed renovations to Sunset auditorium could cost nearly $2 million

Renovating the auditorium at Sunset Avenue School would not only benefit Clinton City Schools, but is an idea board members say would be an asset to t...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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 ...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Lucas, Tanner earn crowns in RSMS pageant

Lucas, Tanner earn crowns in RSMS pageant

On Feb. 18, Roseboro Salemburg held their annual Thomas R. Sessoms Scholarship Pageant. This pageant is held in memory of Thomas Sessoms, a former tea...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Sampson Schools audit stirs emotions during budget session

Sampson Schools audit stirs emotions during budget session

A budget planning session with the Sampson County Board of Commissioners became heated when Chairman Clark Wooten expressed concerns over a financial ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Hobbton senior to host variety show benefiting Relay for Life

Hobbton senior to host variety show benefiting Relay for Life

After being crowned Miss Sampson County Relay For Life in 2016, Rachel West did not waste time helping victims fight cancer.The Hobbton High School se...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


County seeking new franchise for convalescents

County seeking new franchise for convalescents

Since Sept. 1, following the abrupt closure of Johnston Ambulance Service, convalescent transports in Sampson County have been in flux. County officia...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


12:56 pm |    
Kramer inks with Broncos
Lady Leopards blank Union, improve to 2-0 on young soccer season

Lady Leopards blank Union, improve to 2-0 on young soccer season

The Lakewood Lady Leopards played host to the Union Spartans on Thursday night in a tight soccer match that the Leopards won, 2-0, overcoming tough de...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Clinton defeats West Bladen

Clinton defeats West Bladen

Clinton hosted West Bladen on Thursday night in the second round of the NCHSAA 2A basketball playoffs. The two Four County Conference foes squared off...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Horses beat North Pitt, advance to third round

Lady Horses beat North Pitt, advance to third round

Clinton hosted No. 12-seed North Pitt on Thursday night in the second round of the NCHSAA 2A Basketball tournament. The second round matchup had the m...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Horses take home win, advance to next round

Lady Horses take home win, advance to next round

Clinton’s Lady Dark Horses opened the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs hosting the Lady Pam Pack from Washington. The second seeded Lady Ho...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Clinton surgeon running for funds

Clinton surgeon running for funds

Andres Fleury-Guzman, general surgeon at Sampson Regional Medical Center, is participating in a 24-hour Ultra Run on Saturday, honoring and benefiting...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Dark Horse boys advance to next round

Dark Horse boys advance to next round

Clinton hosted Southwest Edgecombe in a first round playoff game on Tuesday. The Dark Horses used a late first half run to open up a big lead, seeming...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Board voices support for Roseboro seniors

Board voices support for Roseboro seniors

Leaders from the Sampson County Schools Board of Education are continuing their support for a group of senior citizens in Roseboro.During a Tuesday wo...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Midway H.S. talent show to help hurricane victims

Midway H.S. talent show to help hurricane victims

NEWTON GROVE — Local students are looking forward to stepping into the spotlight with their talents to help families throughout Sampson County.M...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Midway’s Greg Orr Jr. honored for contributions to the community

Midway’s Greg Orr Jr. honored for contributions to the community

Editor’s note: February is Black History Month, and in an effort to commemorate the many men and women who have been an influential part of Afri...

February 20th, 2017 |  


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. |  


OPINION


6:45 am |    
Do you regret that tattoo?
What we have in common

What we have in common

I’m nearing the end of another year officiating basketball for the Clinton Recreation Department. I enjoy doing it, but I am glad the season is ...

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


Sampson needs to increase its room occupancy rate to bring in more tourism

We’re not always in favor of tax hikes, but sometimes we believe they are necessary to help grow our county. That’s the case with a contin...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Town of Roseboro, leaders, citizens need to work together to find a solution to nutrition site problem

Roseboro’s nutrition site needs a home, and we hope the town’s commissioners, its citizens and county leaders, together, can find an accep...

February 17th, 2017 |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


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The power of Precision
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Locals honored at annual business banquet
Coming soon: New Dollar General

Coming soon: New Dollar General

In an effort to grow a business and help the community, Dollar General is constructing a new location in Sampson County.Located at the intersection of...

February 15th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA