NEWS


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Forever Dabbin’ 4 DaeDae Toy Drive underway in Sampson

Forever Dabbin’ 4 DaeDae Toy Drive underway in Sampson

ROSEBORO — In March, the community and students at Roseboro Elementary School honored Ryan “DaeDae” Oates after he passed away, leav...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Starling gets nod as SCC’s next leader

Starling gets nod as SCC’s next leader

The Sampson Community College Board of Trustees has named the next president of the local educational institute.At a called meeting Tuesday afternoon,...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Midway High selected for light replacement, energy project

Midway High selected for light replacement, energy project

Sampson County School officials are moving forward with a project to replace lights at Midway High School to help save money.Mark Hammond, executive d...

December 12th, 2017 |  


He’s making his list

He’s making his list

Santa has been busy the last few days, riding in Christmas parades and visiting with the boys and girls of Sampson County to find out what is on their...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Trafficking probe nets arrests

Trafficking probe nets arrests

A drug complaint that focused in on a Salemburg-area residence was able to see a second suspect taking into custody Monday on methamphetamine traffick...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Routine stop leads to meth arrests

Routine stop leads to meth arrests

A traffic stop in northern Sampson County Monday resulted in three Wayne County residents being taken in on drug charges.Sampson County Sheriff’...

December 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Horses win fifth straight
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Leopards fall in close one
James Kenan downs Lakewood

James Kenan downs Lakewood

The Lakewood Leopards continue to have a rough basketball season this year, losing 86-73 Monday night against James Kenan.With the first quarter endin...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Bulldogs bite too much for Spartans

The Union Spartan ladies fell to Dixon during their skirmish with the Bulldogs on the road this past Friday. They played them pretty tightly in the fi...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Spartans off to shaky start

The Union Spartan men’s basketball team fell to Dixon on the road Friday night. They were unable to slow the Bulldogs attack, the final score 61...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Bulldogs take 2A state title

Bulldogs take 2A state title

CHAPEL HILL — One of three Duplin County High schools walked away victorious Saturday in the state football finals.That team being the Bulldogs ...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 11th, 2017. |  


Raiders clinch victories over Lakewood

Raiders clinch victories over Lakewood

GirlsThe Midway Raider girls dominated the Lakewood Ladies winning 62-39 in Friday night’s cross county rivalry at home.The Raiders jumped out t...

December 8th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Midway High selected for light replacement, energy project

Midway High selected for light replacement, energy project

Sampson County School officials are moving forward with a project to replace lights at Midway High School to help save money.Mark Hammond, executive d...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Sampson County 4-H forming youth club for dog owners

Sampson County 4-H forming youth club for dog owners

Throughout the year, 4-H offers many opportunities for youths. In 2018, dogs will have a chance to benefit from the organization too.Sampson County 4-...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Shaggin’ for Santa benefits Department of Aging

Shaggin’ for Santa benefits Department of Aging

Greetings everyone! What a wonderful time of the year. I love it all - the music in the air, beautiful decorations, the smiles on the people as they s...

December 10th, 2017 |  


New Year’s Eve pickle to drop into 2018

New Year’s Eve pickle to drop into 2018

MOUNT OLIVE — Mark your calendars: Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Sunday, Dec. 31 at the C...

December 10th, 2017 |  


What’s cookin’

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, Dec. 11Spaghetti w/ Noodles/BreadstickTurkey, Ham & Cheese CroissantGreen BeansApplesauceMilkTuesday, Dec. 12Chick Fil...

December 10th, 2017 |  


A ‘Second Helping’ of homemade goodness

A ‘Second Helping’ of homemade goodness

Lining the bookshelves in Emily Goodrich’s living room are hundreds of cookbooks she has collected over the years and thousands of recipes she h...

December 10th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Herring has earned N.C. 24 designation

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who ca...

December 8th, 2017 |  


The license for war

The license for war

In the 1700s when weapons of war were still primitive, the Founders of our constitution were wise enough to know that war could ruin nations, and they...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Tree of Love fitting tribute to Newman

Sampson Regional Medical Center’s Tree of Love embodies community and, through its annual lighting continues to be a shining example of what the...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Trump fails to strike right tone

Trump fails to strike right tone

Commenting on the victory of President-elect Donald J. Trump, in my editorial on November 20, 2016, I expressed some dismay about the election of Trum...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Leopards are our champions

Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying, “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them — a desire, a dream, a vision.&...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Bringing peace to the world

Let there be peace on earth.Those words make up a simple but powerful phrase. It’s one that’s been used in song lyrics, touted in politica...

November 29th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Chamber gears up for holiday events

Chamber gears up for holiday events

This remainder of this week will be filled with Christmas cheer. There are so many festivities throughout the county to partake in from Christmas in t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Local mainstay Clinton Appliance expanding

Local mainstay Clinton Appliance expanding

It was 65 years ago that Clinton Appliance & Tire Co. opened its doors at a small building on College Street. By the beginning of 2018, it will ha...

November 19th, 2017 |  


Chamber gearing up for holiday events

Chamber gearing up for holiday events

We as a community have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. Many people come together to give the town wonderful and beautiful events to ma...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Chamber to honor veterans

Chamber to honor veterans

Happy Thursday Chamber Friends! We have a lot of activities going over these next few weeks and we would love for you to get involved. With Veterans D...

November 8th, 2017 |  


CHS, SCC bond to strengthen workforce

CHS, SCC bond to strengthen workforce

Many high school students plan to go to a community college or university after high school and then enter the work force but for students looking to ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


A silver anniversary

A silver anniversary

Smithfield Foods employees celebrated the Tar Heel facility’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, Oct.28. Employees who have worked at Tar Heel all 25...

November 1st, 2017 |