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Bids awarded for water tank, line upgrades

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Two bid awards will get sizable city projects under way, including the construction of an elevated water tower to serve the southeastern side of Clinton and water line upgrades for various neighborhoods across the city.“Both came in under the estimate of the engineer,” City manager Shawn Purvis told City Council, which quickly approved the award of both bids in short order at a Tuesday night planning session.Council awarded the Southwood Drive 0.5 MG Elevated Tank project to low bidder Caldwell Tanks Inc. of Louisville, Ky. which submitted the lower of two bids, in the amount of $1,326,000.

 

Back to school is about staying in the know on the go

Back to school can be exciting, but also an overwhelming time for students, parents and teachers. Whether students forget to check for homework assignments or miss class due to illness, students don’t want to fall behind. Access to information and connecting with teachers and other students is just a click away with the help of smartphones and tablets. According to a recent survey by U.S. Cellular1, 74 percent of households with children under the age of 18 have at least one tablet. Tab...

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Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture, located at 55 Agriculture Place in Clinton. Sampson County Friends of Agriculture is a support group for agriculture & agricultural businesses in Sampson and surrounding counties. Sampson County Friends of Agriculture aims to inform the public on agricultural issues. For more information about Sampson County Friends of Agriculture contact Ronnie Jackson, President at 910-592-7161. For...

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September chock full of Chamber opportunities

With September just around the corner, we have many exciting opportunities quickly approaching. From next week’s Sampson Perspective to the following week’s Washington Perspective and Business Showcase to a seminar focusing on Building Reuse and Business Startup at the end of September, there is something for everyone!

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Upcoming event to showcase Sampson businesses

Local residents may drive past a great business every day and not be familiar with it, while another may have just opened up that does not have the exposure it needs to get the foot traffic a well-established family-owned enterprise already boasts.Regardless of the circumstances, they are all a fabric of the community and local support is crucial to their survival and success.In seeking to showcase what is being offered locally, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce wi...

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Ribbon cut at Abbigail's

Ribbon cut at Abbigail's

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Lee makes Who’s Who list

Ramona Wells Lee, the store manager of Advantage Auto Parts in Clinton, was selected for the 2014 Who’s Who Women in the Automotive Industry.Mrs. Lee has worked in the automotive industry for the past 20 years. She is the daughter of Roger and Clyder Wells of Clinton, and John and Kay Darroch of Erwin. She is the daughter-in-law of Jerry and Barbara Lee of Clinton, and Mike and Connie Johnson of Coats.Mrs. Lee resides in Dunn with her husband Jerry Lee, Jr. and son...

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South River EMC members urged to be alert

A recent phone scam has involved a caller ID spoof of South River EMC’s phone number, 892-8071, company officials noted this week.According to a news release from the corporation, a member reported that they were contacted from someone stating that they were from the utility demanding to be paid for a past due bill or the electricity would be disconnected. The caller ID reflected South River EMC’s phone number. However, something did not seem legitimate, so the member h...

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Hardee’s named Chamber’s Member of Week

The Chamber’s Member of the Week is Hardee’s, located at 1514 Sunset Ave. in Clinton. Originally starting on College Street, Hardee’s came to Clinton in 1966 and moved in 1978 to Jordan Shopping Center. Today the Clinton Hardee’s is located on Sunset Avenue and is proud to be in the biscuit breakfast, quality burgers and fries business. Tommy Jackson (chief operations officer) acknowledges that Sampson County and the City of Clinton has been good to their company and l...

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Being part of NC Works will benefit all

In April 2014, Governor Pat McCrory announced a new initiative, called NCWorks that brings together North Carolina’s workforce partners with one name and one goal: Connecting NC talent to NC Jobs. The initiative focuses on five steps that will connect NC employers with the NC employees they need to succeed in our state and will help our citizens improve their quality of life.

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Enviva sets sights on Richmond Co. too

ROCKINGHAM — A Maryland-based biofuels company wants to build several new facilities in the region, including one in Richmond County.Enviva, a biomass fuel producer, has proposed the construction of wood-pellet plants in Richmond and Sampson counties, as well as one in South Carolina, the company said Monday.The three plants would export their product through a proposed terminal at the Port of Wilmington.The company says it is currently in the process of...

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GARLAND – The town’s Board of Commissioners gave the OK Monday to begin a search for a public works director to handle water and sewer duties.Currently, Garland has a $5,500-per month contract with Envirolink, Inc., which is based out of Bailey. Mayor Winifred Murphy indicated that a director based out of Garland can be more accessible if needed.“If we had our own public works person, then they can do a variety of things,” Murphy said about having...

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Ticket sales for UW feast ‘outstanding’

An exclusive five-course farm to table dining experience featuring ingredients farmed in Sampson, prepared by its own chefs and whose proceeds will act benefit this community is again being extremely well-received.“The tickets are selling very well and people seem very excited,” Nancy Carr, director of Sampson County’s United Way, said Thursday. “It’s going awesome. We’re so pleased with the community’s response.”

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DQ gets red carpet welcome (back)

Well before Dairy Queen re-opened Monday, a red truck sat parked at the drive-thru window. A caravan of vehicles soon fell in behind it, spilling out into the road as more filled the parking lot. Just over a year since the popular ice cream place was forced to close down, the wait was over — and the community came out in droves to welcome the business back.“We had that red truck waiting for us when we opened,” Dairy Queen owner Tamara Peterson said Tuesday, reflec...

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Fall brings new educational opportunities

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is honored to partner with the Small Business Center at Sampson Community College to provide educational opportunities to Chamber members for a low cost or, in some cases, no cost. Each year, over 20 educational opportunities are offered ranging from social media, customer service, tax updates, online advertising, and more. I am excited to announce a few of this fall’s educational opportunities.

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SCC and SECU teaming up to make dreams come true

The State Employees Credit Union, through the generosity of its members have established the “People Helping People” scholarship program to assist students across North Carolina obtain their educational goals. The program accounts for $4 million worth of scholarships for students who participate in Continuing Education programs around the state and has contributed more than $32 million to the cause since 2005.Designed to help meet the needs of North Carolina’s une...

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South River offers students summer adventures

This summer, South River EMC gave students the opportunity to experience some wonderful adventures.The first opportunity was participation in the Rural Electric Youth Tour. South River EMC is one of the 26 electric cooperatives participating in this program which send high school students on a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C This year from June 14-20, three students who had to be rising high school juniors or seniors, attended.

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