Solar farms spark debate

Solar farms spark debate

As solar farms continue to grow throughout North Carolina, some wonder if they are harmful to the land.According to a recent article published in the ...

July 31st, 2017 updated: July 31st, 2017. |  


Sampson extension program promotes healthy choices

Sampson extension program promotes healthy choices

Thanks to a local program through Sampson County Cooperative Extension, a group of local adults are making better choices for their health.The Friendl...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Schneider, Parker exchange vows

Schneider, Parker exchange vows

Alexandra “Alex” Christine Schneider of Houston, Texas and Trey Andrew Parker, formerly of Clinton, were married on Saturda, May 27 ,at 2 ...

July 30th, 2017 |  


UMO alumna finds success in nontraditional way

UMO alumna finds success in nontraditional way

MOUNT OLIVE — Because of its multiple locations and numerous degree programs, the University of Mount Olive serves a diverse student population ...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Hobbton Middle hosts regional institute for school chefs

Hobbton Middle hosts regional institute for school chefs

NEWTON GROVE — At a school in Sampson County, a groups of chefs became excited about learning new ways to provide healthy meals to students.Hobb...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Garland Senior Center offering many summer events

Garland Senior Center offering many summer events

Hello, everyone. It has been a long time since I sat down to pen an Under the Shade Tree for the newspaper. I have so missed writing articles so let&#...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Local high school students serve as Pages

Local high school students serve as Pages

RALEIGH — Twelve area students had the opportunity this year to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly as Pages.The North Carolina House P...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Nutrition and the health of young people

Nutrition and the health of young people

Proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children, Healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and he...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Celebrating you!

Celebrating you!

BirthdaysJuly 30Iasha CarterHenry WeeksJuly 31Lottie DardenSylvia FaisonJohnny LockamyAngie NewVirginia SmithAug. 1Margaret BrockDouglas HobbsCaleb Mi...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Prestage, 4-H Round-Up coming soon

Prestage, 4-H Round-Up coming soon

The tradition of youths competing and showing off some of the best looking heifer and lambs will continue this summer.Prestage Farms’ Youth Live...

July 28th, 2017 |