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  • Salemburg Elementary Principal Gerald Johnson
                                 Michael B. Hardison | Sampson Independent
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    Sampson stalwart Johnson to retire

    After more than four decades of loving dedication to Sampson County Schools, longtime Salemburg Elementary School principal Gerald Johnson is retiring. His final day will be June 30.

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  • News

    Mask mandate lifted in NC

    Sampson County’s metrics improved in newest COVID-19 County Alert System, its two-week case rate and percent-positive tests each dropping. Overall, the North Carolina map was devoid of the “critical community spread” red in the color-coded report for the second consecutive time, improved status that saw the governor on Friday lift statewide mask mandates, mass gathering and capacity limits and social distancing requirements.

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  • Mac McPhail, longtime columnist for The Sampson Independent, has published a book of a collection of his columns from over the years.
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    Compiling ‘wandering thoughts’

    CLINTON — Longtime Sampson Independent columnist Mac McPhail finally got around to doing something his readers had begged him to do — create a compilation of his favorite and most notable columns.

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  • Lifestyle

    Garden Club focuses on native plants

    CLINTON — The Clinton Garden Club met on May 11. Becky Todd Edwards presented a very interesting program about North Carolina native plants about which she was extremely knowledgeable. She talked about native water plants including cattail, water lily, spider wart, and native flag that she grew in a pond.

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  • News

    CCS preps for summer school

    With the current school year close to an end, those involved around Clinton City Schools can’t relax just yet. After the passing of House Bill 82 paved the way for six-week summer school sessions, extended learning deemed “recovery” by legislators and school officials is imminent.

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