Voters asked to take stand on horse referendum

Horse and other equine animal owners/lessors will vote across the state on March 8, to determine whether to continue to voluntarily assess themselves ...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Random ramblings of a county agent

Random ramblings of a county agent

When I was told this was my week to do a newspaper article, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write. I thought a while and then I got my inspira...

February 20th, 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. |  


The importance of animal waste analyzation for proper crop application

The importance of animal waste analyzation for proper crop application

The waste produced from animal production is a valuable crop fertilization resource. Based on the average nutrient values of the various manure types ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


John C. Howard Jr. inducted into N. C. Pork Hall of Fame

John C. Howard Jr. inducted into N. C. Pork Hall of Fame

RALEIGH — The N.C Pork Council recently inducted John C. Howard Jr. into the N.C. Pork Hall of Fame, bestowing the pork industry’s highest...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Sampson County honors 4-H achievements

Sampson County honors 4-H achievements

Alea Hunsucker believes in doing scary things and overcoming fears.“Every great poet, scientist, writer, actor, mathematician in the history of ...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Biosecurity on commercial poultry farms

Biosecurity on commercial poultry farms

Keeping disease out of your commercial poultry flock is very important. Biosecurity is the best way to greatly reduce your risk of disease. Below, we ...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Pruning a crape myrtle correctly

Pruning a crape myrtle correctly

A crime wave has hit the horticulture world! This dubious behavior usually occurs during mid to late winter and this year is of epic proportions. If y...

February 7th, 2017 updated: February 7th, 2017. |  


Juntos Club dealing with funding cuts

Juntos Club dealing with funding cuts

For several years, the Juntos Club helped many Latino students in Sampson County prepare for success. Unfortunately, the organization is currently fac...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Thompson ready for new adventure with Sampson 4-H program

Thompson ready for new adventure with Sampson 4-H program

Genny Thompson is looking forward to working with local youths through Sampson County’s 4-H Club.She recently joined Sampson County Cooperative ...

February 1st, 2017 |