Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools held orientations and open houses at various sites in the area. The events allowed children and their parents to meet teachers and administrators.
Inside Sampson Middle School's media center Friday morning, a group of new teachers worked together as a team, with guidance from other educational professionals.
Even before the sun is fully up Monday morning, 161 bright yellow school buses will be on Sampson County roadways, stopping and starting as their doors swing open to allow some 8,000 bright-eyed Clinton City and Sampson County students to climb...
The Sampson County Board of Education recently received a budget with some numbers in red. District officials are facing a budget reduction of more than 6 percent or more than $700,000 for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said...
The Sampson County Board of Education is asking school officials to take a second look at how the county's park and recreation department use their facilities.
After briefly mentioning budget cuts, Butler Avenue principal Vanessa Brown put on a blue robe and the stage curtain opened.
Classes are back in session at Sampson Community College, but as of Tuesday, enrollment numbers appear to be down.
Due to legislative decisions, Sampson County parents may have to pay a little more if they want their children to receive driving lessons from the school system.
On the first day of school, principal Linda Carr is looking forward to watching fathers grasp the hands of their children as they enter Union Elementary School.
Principal Antoine McGill walked around Sunset Avenue School with a notepad, making a list of what needs to be fixed before students bound back down the halls in just over a week.
With our caring and effective teachers assembling tomorrow, mindful of the enormous influence they have on improving educational outcomes for all students, and with our school administrators' assurance that our “kids are going to get a...
Larry Barnes and Betty Jo Faircloth. For more than two decades they were a part of every major decision made on the Sampson Community College campus. They saw SCC grow from being a technical school, later expanding to become the full-on college that...
University of Mount Olive President Philip P. Kerstetter and his wife, Mary, greeted the incoming class of students who arrived on campus Saturday with a special surprise. The couple baked more than 700 homemade chocolate chip cookies and individually...
Courtesy photoDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently awarded scholarships for the 2014 school year. Those chosen to receive the $1,000 each scholarships are: DeAsia Edwards, Makhala Davis, Zekiah Jackson and Cindy Tinaco.
Inside a Clinton High School workshop, Ronnie Warren watched a group of students build a 10 foot x 20 foot wood frame storage building with vinyl siding, a shingled roof and electrical wiring.
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Officials from Clinton City Schools have been formulating and running through numbers since Gov. Pat McCrory signed a $21.25 billion state budget. But they still have work to do when it comes to finances for the district.
GARLAND – With school openings just around the corner now, members of the local NC STEP group want to give children a fresh start.
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For Extension Agent Amanda Bradshaw and other 4-H leaders, it was a great summer.
HARRELLS — Inside Harrells Christian Academy, Paula Matthis removed the purple and yellow letters from a hallway message board.
MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive is preparing for an incoming class of about 350 students with 250 of those being resident students. Freshmen move-in is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16. Several churches, local businesses and alumni...
This summer, South River EMC gave students the opportunity to experience some wonderful adventures.
Sampson Community College is known for its strong nursing program and the graduates who have moved on to serve the needs of communities far beyond Sampson County. The college is reaching beyond its borders once again to team up with UNC Wilmington to...
With their large pointed ears, upturned snouts and bushy tails, foxes are startling some residents in town.
After Gov. Pat McCrory announced his intentions to sign a $21.25 billion state budget, Superintendent Stuart Blount was glad to hear that it'll come with increases for teachers.
The City of Clinton is seeking to become more pedestrian-friendly in its connectivity, and the N.C. Department of Transportation just helped the city take a giant step forward in that endeavor.
The City of Clinton and Sampson Community College have partnered for a second round of affordable housing, and this time they're going bigger.
TURKEY – Nutrition Site Manger Virginia Royal is excited about her upcoming effort to fight kidney disease.
College students will soon be heading back to campus. This summer many of the Simple Gifts Scholars met with our new 2014 recipients for dinner. The new collegiate students enjoyed hearing stories and insights from the older scholars. Casey Yang had...
If Sampson County's 911 center lost power, emergency officials have a plan B and even a Plan C to ensure emergency services are provided at the time they are most needed.But it's unknown if it satisfies state officials.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 24, 2014) – U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom...
The Basic Law Enforcement Class of 2014 held its graduation at Sampson Community College on July 30.
Now that everyone is enjoying summer vacation, if you're a teacher, it may have gotten your creative juices flowing. Take some time to submit a Bright Ideas grant, electric cooperative officials urge.
Like other superintendents across the state, Dr. Eric Bracy waited to see what was coming down the pike from state legislators this week.
After soaking a paint roller in a pan of white paint, Blake Davis began to spread it on the ceiling of Sampson Middle School's commons area.
While looking over grants for Clinton City Schools, Nacole Hayes pressed keys on a calculator and scrutinized a spreadsheet program on her computer.
Jackie Murray spent a portion of her day earlier this week typing and preparing an agenda for the Clinton City Board of Education meeting. As the administrative assistant to the superintendent and the board, Murray has attended many meetings and typed...
After Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy opened the floor for nominations for chairman and vice chairman of the the Sampson County Board of Education, members were all smiles as they voted and eventually switched seats.
Superintendent Stuart Blount and leaders of Clinton City Schools have an idea of what Sampson County wants to do with their money. But the forecast from the state is unclear.
MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will graduate approximately 220 students at its summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 23. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena.
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