NEWS


7:23 am |    
Ex-employee files complaint
11:33 am |    
Kiwanis member honored
11:16 am |    
Painting it pink
Homecoming winners crowned

Homecoming winners crowned

Alejandra Rojas-Rodela was crowned the 2017-18 Clinton High School Homecoming Queen.Kris Williams was crowned the 2017-18 Clinton High School Homecomi...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Fundraiser for Chairiti set for Friday

Fundraiser for Chairiti set for Friday

Earlier this year, Chairiti Rayner became a teenager, but still has many developmental disabilities and other medical ailments that have kept her from...

October 19th, 2017 |  


County schools selected for civil rights review

County schools selected for civil rights review

Officials from Sampson County Schools are preparing for a civil rights audit from the North Carolina Department of Instruction.Ginger Stone, director ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


SCC Foundation begins Capital Campaign

SCC Foundation begins Capital Campaign

Deemed a “once-in-a-generation opportunity,” the master building plan for Sampson Community College places the local institute in a prime ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Blessing the Animals

Blessing the Animals

Kathleen Smithson held Lacy in her arms as she approached the Rev. Daniel Cenci, who placed his hand over the dog’s hairy head.Through CenciR...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Go Bark Park open for ‘business’

Go Bark Park open for ‘business’

While it has been open to the public for about a month and a half now, the Go Bark Park on Fisher Drive celebrated its grand opening earlier this week...

October 19th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


1:37 pm |    
Eagles fly past Spartans
Lakewood cruises over Hobbton

Lakewood cruises over Hobbton

In the cross-county rivalry of the cats, Lakewood’s Leopards got the best of the Hobbton Wildcats Friday night. The final was 48-0, Lakewood.The...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Horses blank Spring Creek, 56-0

Horses blank Spring Creek, 56-0

The Clinton Dark Horses owned the Spring Creek Gators, 56-0, on Friday night, running their winning streak to five games.The Horses scored 49 by halft...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Clinton wins again, improves to 17-4

Clinton wins again, improves to 17-4

The Clinton Dark Horses continued their win streak Thursday at home when they faced off against the Cape Fear Colts, winning 2-0.It was another slow-p...

October 21st, 2017 updated: October 21st, 2017. |  


Midway Middle tames Hobbton, 26-8

Midway Middle tames Hobbton, 26-8

The Midway Middle Raiders defeated the Wildcats of Hobbton Middle 26-8 Wednesday afternoon in middle school football action.The Wildcats had first cha...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Midway crowned East Central champs

Midway crowned East Central champs

Midway defeated Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday in dominating fashion, winning in straight sets over the Bulldogs in the conference tournament. None of t...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Mintz beats Gators in v’ball; teams fight to soccer draw

Mintz beats Gators in v’ball; teams fight to soccer draw

The Lions of Mintz Christian traveled to take on the Gators of Antioch Christian Academy in volleyball and soccer action.The lady Lions swept the Gato...

October 19th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


7:23 am |    
Ex-employee files complaint

What’s cookin’

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, Oct. 23Chicken Alfredo w/ RollGrilled Ham & CheeseBroccoli FloretsApplesauceMilkTuesday, Oct. 24Beef Taco on Hard Shel...

October 21st, 2017 |  


UMO alumna finds picture perfect opportunity

UMO alumna finds picture perfect opportunity

MOUNT OLIVE — For Venita Jenkins, the University of Mount Olive (UMO) was a place of transformation. When she came to UMO, she was committed to ...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Street festival plans for the Garland Senior Center

Street festival plans for the Garland Senior Center

Greetings to all my friends! It’s a little nippy outside but it feels kinda good. I guess we all should be like Paul and learn to be content no ...

October 21st, 2017 |  


History from the grave

History from the grave

Liberty Hall Restoration is planning a most unusual outside tour Oct. 28, from 7 - 9 p.m. Following a guide, one can stroll through the yard visiting ...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Just-A-Mere Garden Club holds October meeting

Just-A-Mere Garden Club holds October meeting

Members of the Just-A-Mere Garden Club made bird feeders for their gardens at the meeting on Oct. 3. The meeting was held at the fellowship hall of Ro...

October 21st, 2017 |  


How and why we should cut sodium from our diet

How and why we should cut sodium from our diet

This is a subject I love to talk about because of the seriousness it is for our health. I know first hand how it effects our body, and what it does to...

October 21st, 2017 |  


OPINION


6:45 am |    

Watch out for school buses

Statue is part of all our pasts

Editor:After reading the articles in our paper about the request to remove the statue at the courthouse and taking a few days to think it over, I was ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Paddock didn’t fit the profile

Paddock didn’t fit the profile

He didn’t fit the profile of a mass murderer. He wasn’t a young man of Middle Eastern heritage, with ties to a radical religious group. An...

October 15th, 2017 |  


A life well lived

Barbara Kerr was an amazing woman.She was a devout Christian, an extraordinary musician and a devoted wife for 65 years. Her quick wit was as razor sh...

October 15th, 2017 |  


What does tax fairness mean?

What does tax fairness mean?

Back when I used to commission regular surveys of North Carolina voters, one of my favorite questions had to do with tax fairness.The wording varied o...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Help United Way continue to make a local difference

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the non-profit organization has put...

October 11th, 2017 |  


These few precious days

“Oh, it’s a long, long, time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September…. These few precious days, I spe...

October 11th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


3:03 pm |    
Working together
11:23 am |    
SRMC welcomes new specialist
Rising to the challenge

Rising to the challenge

Each year, two Sampson Community College employees are recognized by their peers for excellence in the workplace and the winners are announced at the ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Clinton native elected to SEANC leadership

Clinton native elected to SEANC leadership

GREENSBORO — Clinton native Darius McLaurin has been elected to the leadership of the State Employees Association of North Carolina.Delegates el...

October 11th, 2017 |  


‘Rolling’ out a new line

‘Rolling’ out a new line

Ricky Young, owner of Young’s Auto Center, has announced a new company division “Carolina Reman” to handle marketing and distributio...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Chamber kicks off annual coat drive

Chamber kicks off annual coat drive

Now that fall has officially arrived and October is coming this weekend, we are so excited about one of our main projects throughout the year, our ann...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Local dealership offers thanks to responders

Local dealership offers thanks to responders

Deacon Jones Automotive of Clinton wanted to do something special for the first responders of Sampson County.Employing Southern Smoke BBQ of Garland, ...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Chamber honors business reopening

Chamber honors business reopening

What an exciting week within the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce office and throughout Sampson County.This Friday, Sept. 22, marks the first day o...

September 20th, 2017 |