NEWS


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Three-alarm blaze destroys Garland church
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The gift of warmth
Bennett, Templin take oaths in Roseboro

Bennett, Templin take oaths in Roseboro

Roseboro commissioners Cyndi Templin and Anthony Bennett took oaths Tuesday night, following being elected to the board during the November election.B...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol ...

December 13th, 2017 updated: December 14th, 2017. |  


Star employees give back

Star employees give back

The employees of Star Communications believe in giving back to the community. Each year during the Christmas season, employees make donations that go ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


SCC class takes center stage

SCC class takes center stage

Already known for its diverse educational opportunities such as curriculum courses in everything from welding to nursing, its continuing education cla...

December 13th, 2017 |  


SCC class takes center stage

SCC class takes center stage

Already known for its diverse educational opportunities such as curriculum courses in everything from welding to nursing, its continuing education cla...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Chamber ends year with success

Chamber ends year with success

The Christmas in Clinton Parade was held this past Saturday, Dec. 9. Despite the rain we had a great turn out and would like to thank everyone that pa...

December 13th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Midway blows past Hobbton
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Raiders go up early, cruise

Sampson MS holds off Midway to stay unbeaten

The Sampson Middle boys basketball team continues to roll, getting another win on Monday 34-29. They took down another county rival in this matchup, b...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Horses fall short, drop to 3-3

Lady Horses fall short, drop to 3-3

The Lady Horses were unable to find a win in their first conference match of the season on the road against the Lady Tigers of James Kenan, losing 63-...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Horses win fifth straight

Horses win fifth straight

Conference basketball play finally got underway for the Dark Horse men Tuesday night. They galloped pasted the Tigers of James Kenan on their home cou...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Leopards fall in close one

Leopards fall in close one

Lakewood’s rough season continued as their girls basketball team lost to James Kenan by an incredibly narrow margin, 49-46.Monday evening saw an...

December 12th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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LIFE


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 |  


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 |  


OPINION


It’s not as bad as Charlotte

It’s not as bad as Charlotte

Terri and I were driving out of Charlotte last Friday night on U.S. 74 East. We were heading home from Charlotte toward Monroe, after visiting friends...

December 9th, 2017 |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


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Star employees give back
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Farm Fresh goes solar
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 |