Tuesday, January 31, 2023

SCS Superintendent Goodin stepping down

CLINTON — Sampson County Schools’ Superintendent Dr. David Goodin will be stepping down from his role as superintendent, and will not seek renewal of his contract, ending a career that spanned 30 years in education, the school system announced Tuesday.

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StoryWalk comes to Sampson

The fun-filled activity that blends reading and exercise known as StoryWalk, which came to Clinton back in November 2022, recently grew bigger after expanding into Roseboro.

Historic Herring House to open doors

Even though the Historic Herring House has been in operation for more than a year under that name, the towering structure on Sampson Street in Clinton is getting a reintroduction to the community.

College keeps on trucking

CLINTON — One of the largest truck driver training programs in the state continues to grow, bolstered by local partnerships and state funds. That growth in 2023 will include further developing the truck driving campus at Sampson Community College, as well as adding a service building for it.

An honor for the fallen

At a farm in central Sampson County, troopers are perched atop meticulously manicured Percheron horses, a casket draped in the American flag in tow, training for a task they hope never to perform.

Wrapping patients in kindness, warmth

A simple caring desire to bring warmth turned into a heartfelt moment of giving between Sampson Partners and Southeastern Medical Oncology Center.

Whatsoever things were written aforetime

Just within the first few verses of Romans chapter fifteen, the apostle Paul pointed to several sources of strength and comfort for those who are weak, when they encounter the trials and tribulations of life. We wish to focus on the source Paul specified in the fourth verse. He wrote, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Rom. 15:4). We would not want to understate or minimize the importance of the help from our brethren, the avenue of prayer to the Father in heaven or even the secular help we might have as citizens of this country. Yet, we cannot over emphasize the great value of the written word when it comes to getting through the various trials of life.

Our reasonable service to God

The Apostle Paul, through the inspiration of Jesus Christ, says to us, “ I beseech you, therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” I confess, that this is a exhortation from The Lord that I have not quite followed and adhered to. And if you would be honest, I believe you would confess the same thing.

When troubles come and things go wrong

Have you hummed the tune of ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’ ? “For such a time as this”, when God’s Word, Jesus’ way, and the Holy Spirit’s stirrings fall on hardened hearts, we wonder what in the world are we to do? Where can we go for peace and protection, love and joy, hope and help in these troubled times? Can there be peace on earth and good will to people living across God’s creation? Song lyrics , found in old hymnals, direct us to the Source that gives peace, saves us from our sins, and shares where we go when our world is sinking in sin — from within. Those lyrics ring strong and clear for all God’s children to hear.


Settling into our new digs

A Yankee and a Redneck

The Bedroom Shuffle

It’s about the money

The Morning After

An angel sent from God




Shining Stars 2023

Home Grown Fall 2022