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Subway coming soon to Harrells

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Last August, the announcement was made that there would be a Subway opened in Harrells. Last week, the frame for the business started going up.Even though the restaurant is not open yet, the Subway is already on the map, with the franchise announcing the new location at the site of the Clear Run Farms store in Harrells, at 45 Wilmington Hwy. (U.S. 421), would be “coming soon.” Clear Run Farms has been posting updates on its Twitter feed in recent weeks, drumming up local anticipation.


Matching grant opportunities available to Chamber members

The Chamber is excited to offer matching grant ppportunities to the members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce for both façade improvements and capital equipment. With the first deadline approaching on May 30th, I encourage you to learn more about this opportunity by visiting

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Town of Garland Chamber’s Member of Week

Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is the Town of Garland. The Town of Garland strives to promote and maintain quality living by providing quality services and customer service to its residents and businesses. For more information about Garland, visit the Town Hall located at 190 S. Church Ave. in Garland or contact Jennifer Gray at 910-529-4141, e-mail or visit For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber ...

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Annual S. River meeting introduces new CEO

The South River EMC Annual Meeting of Members is coming up Thursday, April 17 at the Crown Theatre and Arena in Fayetteville.Attending the meeting will be the Cooperative’s incoming CEO and Executive Vice President, Chris Spears. Spears will be introduced to all members at the business meeting, which begins in the theatre at 7:30 p.m. He will officially take the helm May 1.South River staff encourage members to come ready for a good time, and if you’re one of...

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Family Dollar to close hundreds of stores; local impact uncertain

Family Dollar has announced it will cut jobs and close 370 under-performing stores, while permanently lowering prices on about 1,000 basic items, as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The local impact of that decision is yet to be seen.Family Dollar Inc., which operates 8,100 stores, has not provided details on how many jobs it would cut. The company notes on its website that there are about 50,000 “team members” who work at the stores. Company officials sa...

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Chamber welcomes Eugene’s as new member

Courtesy photoThe Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Chamber member Eugene’s Trucking, Inc., located at 10422 Faison Hwy in Faison. Eugene’s Trucking, Inc. specializes in contract hauling, serving the NE, East and SE Coast for the past 15-plus years. For more information about Eugene’s Trucking, Inc. please contact Eugene Pearsall at the office 910-267-0555, by cell phone 919-623-2301 or email For more information abou...

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Brooks Brothers becomes Chamber member

Courtesy photoThe Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Brooks Brothers, located at 120 Railroad St. in Garland, as a new Chamber member. Brooks Brothers/Garland Shirt Factory produces high-end quality dress shirts and blouses for Brooks Brothers and other retailers and designers. They cut, sew, finish, and ship as well as produce stock and made-to-measure products. For more information about Brooks Brothers/Garland Shirt Factory please contact Roberta Donovan at 91...

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NC Sec. of Commerce visits Sampson

Sampson business, government and education leaders were awakened to how the state is working for them, and with them, to make North Carolina and the county a better place to recruit industry, train its workforce, retain its citizens and attract both young and old into its fold.Leading the discussion was N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker who delivered an upbeat message to the gathered group, telling them that she’s seeing a positive turn across the state.

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Junior Leadership shows off Sampson to teens

This week, the Clinton-Sampson Junior Leadership participants completed their 2013-14 Junior Leadership year. Completed this past Tuesday, April 8, the Junior Leadership participants explored agriculture within Sampson County. The students started the day with a presentation from Della King from the Sampson County Ag Extension Office. Della gave the students an overview of agriculture within Sampson County and the strong impact it has not only within Sampson County but also in North Carolina....

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Ribbon cut at 19th Street Kitchen

Courtesy photoThe Clinton-Sampson Chamber jointed those at 19th Street Kitchen last Friday afternoon for a ribbon cutting celebration. Located at 919 College St. in Clinton, 19th Street Kitchen is owned and operated by Herbert and Barbara King. Specializing in country style cooking, 19th Street Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring a buffet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information about the 19th Street Kitchen, please contact Herbert or Barbara King at 9...

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It’s time for your Bright Ideas to shine

Believe it or not, the end of the school year is quickly approaching. As students and teachers think about the end of the year, teachers then begin to consider the beginning of another year. Will they be able to afford those projects their students enjoy so much? Will they be able to implement the newest program to interest students?Thanks to the Bright Ideas Grant Program teachers across North Carolina are now using technology such as Ipads, mp3 players, science kits, math manipul...

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Council sews up incentives package for Brooks Brothers

The City of Clinton has followed Sampson County’s lead in extending tax incentives to a company proposing to expand its local footprint.Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. is considering expanding its operations in Sampson County, including an investment of $1.27 million and the creation of 56 full-time jobs at its Clinton Distribution Center over five years, with the largest investment ($619,000) occurring this year.To that end, the City Council on Tuesday agreed to exten...

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Leadership group get lessons in government

Last week, the Chamber’s Adult Leadership participants explored Raleigh during State Government Day. The 11 leaders explored the State Capitol, the Department of Agriculture and the Legislative Building, including walking on the floor of the senate with Sampson’s Sen. Brent Jackson.In the afternoon, the group sat down with North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood. Throughout the busy day, the participants discovered ho...

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Former SCC student offers sweet taste of success

When Jaime Bonilla came to Sampson County almost twenty years ago, he could not speak English and would not even be able to tell you what a farm is in English. Now he owns a farm here…..kind of. Bonilla is owner of the new restaurant located on Lisbon Street in Clinton called Mi Finca, or as it is translated from Spanish—“my farm”.

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Members continue giving t community through grants

Recently, South River Electric Membership Corporation’s foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, awarded over $48,000 in grants to continue building a stronger community through schools and organizations.“South River EMC members make it easy to live up to the cooperative principle of commitment to community,” said Catherine O’Dell, vice president of customer service and public relations. “Our members continue to support the Operation Round Up ...

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Four County names Cohn Engineering VP

BURGAW — Four County EMC has named Gregg Cohn as vice president of engineering.Cohn is no stranger to Four County EMC, he worked with the cooperative a number of years ago as an engineer and was Acting Manager of Engineering during a portion of that time.He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Citadel, his Master of Business Administration from Clemson University and has completed the Dale Carnegie Course. He served honorably in the U...

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Want to avoid taxing time? APP-ly these tools

More than 43.6 million Americans prepared and e-filed their own income tax returns in 2013, up 4 percent from the year before, according to the IRS. However, complicated forms, looming deadlines and stacks of paperwork can discourage some from tackling their own taxes and getting their refund fast.But there is a way taxpayers can app-ly for assistance. Smartphones, tablets and apps simplify this taxing chore. Over a 4G LTE network, they allow people to complete, file and manage the...

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