County honors Detention Center retiree Herring

County honors Detention Center retiree Herring

A familiar face around the grounds of the Sampson County Detention Center for nearly 20 years, Cpl. Jerome Herring has officially retired, a blow for ...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Lights giving way to signs at Wall-Elizabeth intersection

Lights giving way to signs at Wall-Elizabeth intersection

A traffic light in downtown Clinton is going by the wayside, as the state has deemed it is not warranted and city officials do not want to expend the ...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Lowes teams up with Garland to beautify town

Lowes teams up with Garland to beautify town

GARLAND — With the help of a local home improvement store, town leaders are looking forward to improving the look of downtown by placing new tre...

September 9th, 2015 |  


A warrior’s welcome

A warrior’s welcome

It was four long decades ago, but the stigma that followed Vietnam War veteran Lindsay Peterson upon his return home is as vivid as yesterday.The shun...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Garland Sept.11 ceremony set for Friday

Garland Sept.11 ceremony set for Friday

GARLAND — Garland is observing the 14th anniversary of 9/11 by flying their flags at half-staff as directed by President Barack Obama.The event ...

September 9th, 2015 |  


‘Coffey’ break

‘Coffey’ break

Polly Coffey takes a respite from her daily 10-mile trek around Clinton to get a sip of coffee and read the paper, a special ‘scarf’ aroun...

September 9th, 2015 updated: September 9th, 2015. |  


Sampson film gets name, brings on local talent

Sampson film gets name, brings on local talent

Long gone is the sound of the tobacco auctioneer’s voice at the old Thornton Warehouse on South West Boulevard in Clinton, where, years ago, bal...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Union High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian ready for the next step.

Union High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian ready for the next step.

Dylan Powell and Michala Robinson are enjoying their first few weeks of college life. The journey’s for the valedictorian and salutatorian began...

September 6th, 2015 updated: September 6th, 2015. |  


Clinton man arrested in home invasion, kidnapping

Clinton man arrested in home invasion, kidnapping

GODWIN — A Clinton man is behind bars under a $3 million bond following a home invasion on Hayes Mill Road, in which four victims were assaulted...

September 6th, 2015 |  


Garland man busted for having pot plants

Garland man busted for having pot plants

GARLAND — An anonymous tip cultivated another drug bust for the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, which seized 15 marijuana plants and plac...

September 6th, 2015 |