MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is hosting the 25th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at Rodgers Chapel. The first lecture will be held on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The next lecture will be held on Sept.
FALCON — Hundreds of people will do a lot of huffing and puffing Saturday when they cross the finish line at JO Humphries Park.
Pancakes and curriculum made a good combination Tuesday evening at Sunset Avenue School.
During the 2013-14 school year at the North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA) State Conference Convention in Greensboro, Clinton High School did not come home empty handed.
While describing his feelings about assessment scores for Sampson County Schools, Assistant Superintendent Tommy Macon referred to Pharrell William's song “Happy.”
Last week, the Sampson Community College Foundation held its annual Scholar-Donor cookout as a way of saying thanks to local donors who contribute funds that make it possible for students to go to college who might not otherwise be able. It also...
MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is experiencing record enrollment in its traditional student population. As of today there are 969 traditional students, 37 more than last year this time.
After receiving testing and graduation numbers from the state, Clinton City Schools officials are looking forward to making more progress in classrooms.
Clinton City SchoolsSept. 15Nachos w/ScoopsCorn DogCornPinto BeansApplesauceSept. 16
(See story on Clinton City Schools' results later this week)Sampson County Schools officials were pleased to see more high schools students wearing caps and gowns and taking the next step in life last...
On the first day school, Bishop Lee J. Hammonds proudly walked his granddaughter Ahleeyah Richardson down the hall of Union Elementary School.Hammonds had no problem traveling from Lumberton to do so.
Several years ago Gerard Falls had no idea he would be in a classroom, teaching students at Sampson Middle School.
KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College officials are excited about their capital campaign to raise $3 million for the advancement of students. That campaign was announced during a special ceremony Monday.
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GARLAND – Facing a crowd at Rotary Park, Linda Register stood near a group of youngsters and fought back tears while talking about the memory of two children no longer there.
BURGAW — Time is running out for teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from Four County EMC's Bright Ideas education grant program. Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects must submit their application by Sept.
Since we are a K-11 school, I was curious about what students of different ages enjoyed about their first week of school. For my first journalism assignment, I went around school and asked students from different grades, “What did you like best...
Union Intermediate School received a grant to build a garden through Whole Kids Foundation's School Garden Grant Program, which was created in partnership with FoodCorps to help schools grow students' relationship with food through...
Eenergy and enthusiasm is evident as principal Dr. Steven Miller walked around the halls of Clinton High School earlier this week greeting students and teachers in their classrooms.
MOUNT OLIVE — For so many students, the time spent away at college is the best years of their lives. With the abundance of opportunities for self-growth and independence, life at college proves to be rewarding in so many aspects of a...
The Moose Lodge recently donated school supplies to Butler Avenue Elementary School. Pictured are Butler principal Vanessa Brown, and Moose representatives George Butler, treasurer, Marshall Johnson, Junior Governor, and Mable Butler, secretary.
William Arthur Ward is quoted as saying, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
Tears welled in the eyes of students at Union Intermediate School after hearing about the passing of their fourth-grade classmate.
A group of children at L.C. Kerr Elementary School had fun getting their hands dirty as they removed leaves and dug through dirt last week during the first full week back in the classroom, or in the case just outside of it.
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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Tart came to Union Intermediate School on Aug. 27 and spoke with the fifth-grade class.
Inside her office at the Sampson County Extension Office, Amanda Bradshaw sat in front of a computer and sorted through thousands of 4-H pictures.
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Roseboro Elementary School, where “Tomorrow's Success Begins Today,” participated in the 2014 Million Father March during the first day of school Monday.
Driving instructor Jeff Sawvel sat in the passenger seat of an old Ford Taurus as he taught a Clinton High School student the rules of the road Tuesday.
Both donors and scholars benefit from the Sampson Community College Foundation. For the donors, giving brings great reward and for the scholars, receiving brightens their educational opportunities.
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School supplies donated
The Sampson Community College Foundation is gearing up for what they hope will be another successful fundraising year.
As the sun rose over Sampson County Monday morning, thousands of eager minds arose from their beds with an eagerness to begin the next chapter in their lives — the first of 180 days in a new school year.
Union Middle School eighth-grade students from Leslie Matthis' science class had an opportunity to travel to Camp Don Lee in Arapahoe, North Carolina this past spring. There, they had hands-on science experiences that she said she could never...
August 17, 2014, marked Harrells Christian Academy's seventh year holding the annual Senior Blessing Ceremony. All of the excited seniors waited patiently as they were called on stage one by one to stand beside their “senior blesser”...
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A retinal detachment is the separation of the retina from the layer of blood vessels (the choroid) underneath it. The most common type is caused by a tear or a hole in the retina and if...
Advisors to the Pineland College-Edwards Military Institute Scholarship Endowment recently announced the award of six scholarships to Sampson County students.
The beginning of a new school year is a good time to re-evaluate that morning breakfast rush. While parents, grandparents, caregivers, and health professionals claimed it the most important meal of the day, today's grab-and-go generation often...
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Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools held orientations and open houses at various sites in the area. The events allowed children and their parents to meet teachers and administrators.
Inside Sampson Middle School's media center Friday morning, a group of new teachers worked together as a team, with guidance from other educational professionals.
Even before the sun is fully up Monday morning, 161 bright yellow school buses will be on Sampson County roadways, stopping and starting as their doors swing open to allow some 8,000 bright-eyed Clinton City and Sampson County students to climb...
The Sampson County Board of Education recently received a budget with some numbers in red. District officials are facing a budget reduction of more than 6 percent or more than $700,000 for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said...