Miss Lakewood — pageant being held Friday, March 15, 7 p.m., in the Lakewood High School gym.
The Coharie People — invites all Coharie Tribal members to a walk through of the recently purchased property, the old Skipper” building located eight miles north on U.S. 421 Saturday, March 16 from noon until 1 p.m. A free hot dog and drink will be provided by Chief Jacobs for Coharie members attending.
Local NAACP — The Sampson County branch of the NAACP will meet Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., Ingold First Baptist Church. FMI, call 533-2117.
Clinton-Sampson Ducks Unlimited — annual banquet Saturday, March 23. Over 85 guns will be available by auction, along with rafles or game prizes. Tickets are available at Crop Production Service, Pizza Inn, Patriot State Bank or the Agri-Exposition Center. Pre-sale tickets only; none at the door. FMI, call 590-9335.
Cape Fear Consistory — No. 263 will meet Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m., at the lodge on Lisbon Street. Asking all members to please be present. FMI, call James Fryar Sr. at 354-5079 or 379-4526.
1954 Sampson Co. Training School — All class members are urged to contact I Hill-Thomas at 910-592-5668, Dee Carr Vann at 910-592-6944 or M. Wood Williams at 910-592-6287.
Playground Safety Training — March 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A fee will be charged; 4 hours of credit. FMI Cindy Nance at the Cooperative Extension Service, 592-7161.
The Sampson Soil and Water District Board of Supervisors — will have a call meeting Friday March 15, 8:30 am.at the district office located at 84 County Complex Road, Clinton. FMI, call 910 592-7963, Ext. 3.
True Seekers Lodge No. 222 — special dinner committee meeting Wednesday March 13, 7:30 p.m. All members please be present. Dinner sale has been reschedule to March 15 beside Brown Cleaners in Garland from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. FMI, contact Ned Highsmith at 910-590-9284.
Friends for Animals — Meet and greet and collection of usable worn shoes on Saturday, March 16 at Tractor Supply, Sunset Ave., 10 until 2 p.m. FMI call 564-3661
Sampson Farmers Market – Clinton City Market, 215 Lisbon St, Downtown Clinton. Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. starting May 1. Local produce, eggs, jams, baked goods, crafts, and more. For info about becoming a vendor, call Audrey Whetten at 910-299-4904.
Little Miss Hobbton — The Hobbton High School SGA will be hosting the Little Miss Hobbton Pageant March 23. Anyone who has a daughter enrolled in Hargrove or Hobbton Elementary and would like for them to participate, please contact Ragan Pearson or Amy Johnson at Hobbton High School.
Butler Avenue Talent Show fundraising — will be held Friday, March 15, 7 p.m., at Clinton High School. Students in grades 2 and 3 will be performing.
The Hopewell United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team — will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Vann Crossroads Fire Department from 7 - 11 p.m. Saturday March 16. Proceeds going to Relay for Life. The dance will be DJ’d by Ashley Holland. There will some light refreshments and snacks sold at the dance concessions. Please come, wear your best green outfits and support Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. For questions contact Wendy Colantuono at 910-990-6987.
Operation Medicine Drop — Thursday, March 21 at Clinton Drug, 307 Beaman St., and Walmart, Sampson Crossing. Clinton Police Dept. will be on hand to assist residents discard of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Sampson County Environmental Health — will offer monthly proctor sessions for the Food Manager’s Serve Safe exam. The first session will be held on April 11, 2013. Pre-registration will be required each month. FMI, call 592-4675.