As the City of Clinton closes in on the one-year mark since returning to curbside recycling, the amount collected is being called staggering — the new program will see nearly triple the tonnage collected the previous year.The city began its revamped curbside endeavor on March 12, 2013. Nearly a year later, Public Works and Utilities director Jeff Vreugdenhil gave an update on how well things have gone, offering 11 months of numbers that tower over any city recycling figures from years past.“It’s been extremely well-received by the public,” Vreugdenhil said. “Our community has really excelled in doing this, and the statistics prove it.”
Sampson sheriff’s officials are urging people to think before acting when it comes to receiving unexpected checks in the mail, noting that if it seems to good to be true, it usually is.Lt. Marcus Smith said the warning comes on the heels of a complaint Friday from a Sampson resident who received a check in the mail from Belmont Savings Bank in Ohio.The check, in the amount of $2,430, was drawn, he said, on a legitimate bank, yet there was still a rub — when t...
Arrests3/6 - Calvin Devonne Carr, 36, 458 W. Carroll St. (Apt. 109), Magnolia, failure to appear. Bond $1,000; court date not listed.3/6 - Justin Reid Strickland, 28, 4130 Penny Tew Mill Road, Roseboro, driving while impaired, serious injury by vehicle (warrants). Bond $25,000; court date April 4.3/6 - Corey Antoine Kirkland, 29, 46 Kea Lane, Clinton, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Written promise to appear; court date March 19....
Courtesy photoLyman Horne, executive vice president and general manager of Star Communications, presents Janet Sargent and Dempsey Craig of United Way of Sampson County with a check in the amount of $2,000 for the 2013 campaign. Star Communications is a long standing supporter of United Way and a partner in improving the quality of life for residents living in Sampson County.
Lauren Williams/Sampson IndependentDuring the recent Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event, the Sampson County Convention and Visitors Bureau presented a $2,000 check to David and Jeannie King with the county’s history museum for the museum’s participation in Christmas in the City, specifically for offering the horse-drawn carriage and hay rides.
Lauren Williams/Sampson IndependentDuring the recent Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event, Vickie Crane, director of the Sampson County Convention and Visitors Bureau presented Mary Rose with the City of Clinton a $750 check for the city’s annual street fair.
Courtesy photosKerr Elementary first-grader Jaevion Davis was selected as the school’s Studento f the Month. Jaevion is the 6-year0-old son of Jeremy and Mandy Davis. And Patty Oates, data manager and translator at Kerr, was recently honored as the school’s Employee of the Month.
(Editor’s note: This column is being written by Melanie Sessoms, a doctor of pharmacy candidate graduating in May from Campbell University. She is currently finishing up her next to last rotation at Clinton Drug. Originally from Rockingham, Sessoms has been living in Clinton for the past two years. She is married to Chaz Sessoms; they have two boys, Cooper and Mason.)
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