A procession of close to 20 individuals spoke at the tail end of the Sampson County Board of Commissioners regular Monday meeting, voicing their displeasure on what they said was low pay for deputies and a lack of support for the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, echoing a rallying cry ignited on social media in August and building steam ever since. The comments, which lasted for about 40 minutes of the hour-long meeting, took commissioners and county administrative staff to task on what residents said was their failure to do what they should to keep residents safe.
The 2022 growing season has been abnormally dry and hot for Sampson County, however, hurricane Ian brought some much needed precipitation to the majority of our area. Now that we are beginning to see rainfall more prevalent in the forecast for our area, growers will soon be planting their cover crops as quick as they remove the last remaining summer crops out of their fields.
IVANHOE — A $13 million grant award and a visit from the governor has brought a wealth of much-awaited attention to the town, whose residents are awash in self-professed feelings of accomplishment and appreciation for the significant milestone for Sampson’s water system and service to the southern end of the county.
RALEIGH — Health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services last week announced the state’s first death this year associated with West Nile virus. To protect the family’s privacy, no other information regarding the deceased will be provided.