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Sherry Matthews

Position: Editor/Community Relations Manager
E-Mail Address: smatthews@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (910) 249-4612


About Sherry Matthews

Sherry is a 1982 graduate of UNC-Wilmington with BA in English/Communications. She has 30 years of experience as a journalist, 20 of them with The Sampson Independent. A Sampson County native, Sherry is a winner of 3 N.C. Press Association Awards for editorials and general news reporting, and the recipient of 5 NC School Bell Awards for excellence in education reporting. Sherry was the 2001 NC Distinguished Women of NC nominee.

Latest Stories by Sherry Matthews

On Nov. 18, 1981, Salemburg Bobby Strickland convened his first meeting as mayor of the town of Salemburg. Some 34 years later, Strickland announced to his board that he would not seek re-election to the post.
He made it official during Thursday night's town board meeting, reading a letter stating his intention not to run again.
In an exclusive i

Salemburg era ending

On Nov. 18, 1981, Salemburg Bobby Strickland convened his first meeting as mayor of the town of Salemburg. Some 34 years later, Strickland announced to his board that he would not seek re-election to the post. He made it official during Thursday night's town board meeting, reading a letter stating his intention not to run again. In an exclusive i

Little Caesars Pizza will occupy one of the store fronts in the new outbuilding at Sampson Crossing, information verified by City of Clinton officials and the pizza eatery's construction director Friday.
“We are looking forward to being a part of the community,” said Phillip Claire, director of construction for Little Caesars, in confi

Little Caesars coming to Clinton

Little Caesars Pizza will occupy one of the store fronts in the new outbuilding at Sampson Crossing, information verified by City of Clinton officials and the pizza eatery's construction director Friday. “We are looking forward to being a part of the community,” said Phillip Claire, director of construction for Little Caesars, in confi

A family venture designed to make a granddaughter's dream a reality has blossomed into a virtual beauty buffet that offers area men, women and children a palate of services that range from facials and massages to hair cuts, highlights, pedicures and manicures.
It all can be found under one roof at 363 Overland Road, behind Walmart, where owner Dan

The spa treatment

A family venture designed to make a granddaughter's dream a reality has blossomed into a virtual beauty buffet that offers area men, women and children a palate of services that range from facials and massages to hair cuts, highlights, pedicures and manicures. It all can be found under one roof at 363 Overland Road, behind Walmart, where owner Dan

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMay 10 Annie Richardson Denisha Owens Latonya Parker Sherry Copeland Cindy Cottle Henry Jax Parrish Louise Moore Jacinta Butler May 11 Ethel Williams Damian W. Pittmen Helen Barber David Brown Linda Jordan Catherine Roberts May 12 Courtney Benson Annie Elliott Norris Donna Landes Kaitlyn Royal May 13 Kimberly Testerma

Sampson County native Sherry Matthews has been named publisher of The Sampson Independent. She will also continue as the daily newspaper's editor. The announcement was made late last week by Kent Kilpatrick, regional director of the Carolinas Division of Civitas Media, the parent company of The Sampson Independent.
“I am extremely pleased th

Matthews named SI publisher

Sampson County native Sherry Matthews has been named publisher of The Sampson Independent. She will also continue as the daily newspaper's editor. The announcement was made late last week by Kent Kilpatrick, regional director of the Carolinas Division of Civitas Media, the parent company of The Sampson Independent. “I am extremely pleased th

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Sunrise Properties, 1050 sq. ft., mobile home setup Leon Warren, 440 sq. ft., residential addition Blair Straghn, 1152 sq. ft., residential addition Ashlie Wade, residential addition Dwight Merritt, 980 sq. ft., mobile home setup Tyrey Boone, 1216 sq. ft., mobile home setup Judy Grimes, 728 sq. ft., residential addition Rae





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