Auguring the corn

Auguring the corn

Corn is being augured into grain storage bins, held on farms and delivered to grain buyers at a later date. According to the Census, Sampson County is...

September 12th, 2016 |  


20 amazing honey bee facts

20 amazing honey bee facts

Take a look below at the fascinating facts about the busy little creature known as the honey bee and the extraordinary abilities that come from this t...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Pickin’ time again

Pickin’ time again

A sure sign that the hot summer is slowly giving way to fall is finding a corn combine rolling down row after row of corn, picking the crop and distri...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Fruit of the vine

Fruit of the vine

Dozens of ripe, delicious watermelons are still coming out of the field in Sampson County, where some 1,000 acres of the juicy fruit is grown each yea...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Tobacco still a top crop

Tobacco still a top crop

Tobacco harvesting is in full swing across Sampson County and neighboring Duplin, with farmers busy in the fields cropping the still major crop for bo...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Starling swears oath as SCC trustee

Starling swears oath as SCC trustee

Erika Starling, left, takes the oath of office as Sampson Community College’s newly-appointed trustee. The oath was administered by Sampson Coun...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Cotton fields of home

Cotton fields of home

Much needed rain that has fallen in Sampson and Duplin counties over the past few days has helped cotton crops, like this one on Summerlins Crossroad ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


SHSAA crowns Prince, Princess

SHSAA crowns Prince, Princess

Sampson High School Alumni Association - Clinton Chapter held its Prince and Princess Ebony Pageant at Sunset Avenue School. Blake Royster was crowned...

August 3rd, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Baling the hay

Baling the hay

A farmer bales hay in a field just off Summerlin’s Crossroads Road in Duplin County last week. There are approximately 32,000 acres of hay and p...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Lush and ripe

Lush and ripe

Local photographer Kelly Jones provided this photograph of a juicy fig, plucked from a tree near Kitty Fork on High House Road, Clinton. The fig tree,...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |