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Tenth annual ‘Unity In the Community’ coming to Harrells

Tenth annual ‘Unity In the Community’ coming to Harrells

HARRELLS — Community members are preparing to celebrate a decade of fellowship and unity.The annual “Unity In the Community” event i...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Dental care on the go

Dental care on the go

Students across Sampson County will now have access to dental care provided by KINSHIP, a mobile dental program offered through CommWell Health and Sa...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Ray tapped for governor’s committee

Ray tapped for governor’s committee

When Juandalynn Ray was chosen as the Clinton City Schools Teacher of the Year, and later the Sandhills Region Teacher of the year, she never imagined...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Beware of scams!

Beware of scams!

Sheriff Jimmy Thornton recently attended the Grandparents raising Grandchildren Support group meeting and presented vital information about scams. He ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Capturing the eclipse

Capturing the eclipse

Students, staff and faculty at the University of Mount Olive wondered around campus viewing the eclipse. Some had special eclipse glasses they receive...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


A lesson for the teachers

A lesson for the teachers

After a day of professional development, teachers and staff at Butler Avenue School gathered outside during the eclipse, donning their glasses, to cat...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Hobbton, Raleigh Charter play to draw

Hobbton, Raleigh Charter play to draw

The Hobbton Wildcats soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Raleigh Charter on Monday, their third non-conference match in four days.“We came ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Raiders shut out Leopards, 3-0

Raiders shut out Leopards, 3-0

Lakewood High School played a home, non-conference soccer match against Midway High School, falling to the Raiders 3-0 and leaving the Leopards’...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Horses gallop over Whiteville

Horses gallop over Whiteville

Ivan Ponce attempts to control the ball in Clinton High School’s 4-0 win over Whiteville. Goals for the game came from Ponce with two and Sammy ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Robertson signs to play at Wake Tech

Robertson signs to play at Wake Tech

Juhan “JJ” Robertson, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard and Clinton High School graduate, signed his letter of intent last week and has ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Horses earn split at ‘Battle’

Horses earn split at ‘Battle’

The Clinton Dark Horse men’s soccer team split outcomes in the Battle at the Beach on Friday, losing the first game to Dixon 2-1 before bouncing...

August 21st, 2017 |  


HCA runs all over Columbia, 54-6

The Harrells Christian Academy Crusaders didn’t let the fact that they have a new head coach, new system, young team and a small roster stop the...

August 19th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Tenth annual ‘Unity In the Community’ coming to Harrells

Tenth annual ‘Unity In the Community’ coming to Harrells

HARRELLS — Community members are preparing to celebrate a decade of fellowship and unity.The annual “Unity In the Community” event i...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Celebrating you!

BirthdaysAug. 20Shauntoya AycockBill ButlerJames CaldwellAnn EdwardsJoseph McNeillLauryn MooreLaQuida WilliamsAug. 21Angela HerringJeannie MurphyCathe...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Sampson 3-year-old earns Wee Miss title

Sampson 3-year-old earns Wee Miss title

Emery Ann Prenda, age 3, competed July 28-30 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where she was named Wee Miss US Photo Supreme 2017 (Amerifest).Emery was awarded ...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Garland Senior Center offers support for Alzheimer’s patients, families

Garland Senior Center offers support for Alzheimer’s patients, families

Greetings everyone; I hope all is well as you read this article. I have met many new friends since I have been writing. Yesterday I got a call from a ...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Do’s and don’ts of canning

Do’s and don’ts of canning

Our Food Preservation Series has officially ended for Duplin and Sampson counties. We had a lot of fun making jams and jellies, canning vegetables and...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Back to the classroom

Back to the classroom

ROSEBORO — Third-grade math teacher Roshika Boone returned to her Roseboro Elementary School classroom Thursday morning. The days of the summer ...

August 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Maybe we need a benevolent dictator

Maybe we need a benevolent dictator

“What we need,” said Dale, “is a benevolent dictator.”“Yeah,” I replied. “But I don’t remember reading...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Check Charities Before Giving

Everyone has a cause they care about. And with more than 1.2 million charitable organizations to choose from, finding one aligned with your values can...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Building others up rather than tearing them down

The city of Clinton and Sampson County are such special places, and we are reminded of it every day. While much of the country is dividing itself over...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Plastic bag ban should go

Plastic bag ban should go

My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy.If you’ve ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Press needs to inform, not incite

We believe in a free press. No country can survive without it. In fact, we agree wholeheartedly with lobbyist and attorney Christopher Dodd who said, ...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Some ideas have hideous consequences

Some ideas have hideous consequences

In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: “ideas have consequences.&...

August 16th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Survey reveals most annoying phone habits

Survey reveals most annoying phone habits

With the newest technology right at our fingertips, it can be easy to get caught up in the virtual world instead of staying in the present. While smar...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Chamber preps for its busy season

Chamber preps for its busy season

July is coming to a close and schools are getting ready to kick off their new year, which means fall is right around the corner. The fall is the busie...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Chamber gearing up for holiday season

Chamber gearing up for holiday season

As most people squeeze in their vacations these next few weeks, we will be gearing back up for Sampson County to become alive again. We will be gearin...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Howertons welcome new practitioner

Howertons welcome new practitioner

Patient care is of the upmost importance for Drs. Shawn and Amy Howerton. In an effort to provide the best treatment for those patients, Howerton Fami...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Chamber welcomes new business

Chamber welcomes new business

Can you believe it is already half way through July? We know most of you are on vacation, but we have a few opportunities this July to network with ne...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Phillips recognized for service

Phillips recognized for service

During the town of Roseboro’s monthly meeting Tuesday night, Public Utilities Director David Phillips was recognized by the mayor and board for ...

July 12th, 2017 |