Wednesday, August 10, 2022

COVID level ‘high’ in Sampson

Two-thirds of the state’s counties, including Sampson County, are deemed as having a high risk of illness from COVID-19 and subsequent “strain on the health care system,” according to the Community Level ratings used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Jones fills role for Autryville

AUTRYVILLE — The long-vacant permanent town clerk position has finally been filled. Following her official swearing-in at last month’s town board meeting, new clerk Lisa Jones was welcomed by the Town of Autryville.

Fall lawn care

Lawns in Sampson County are suited to warm season turf grasses such as Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine, and Zoysia grass species. These warm season grasses thrive in our hot and humid climate, but are stressed when they begin to transition into the dormant winter season. Factors that stress lawns are drought/flood, shorter days, cooler night time temps, and pests. This stress may not be visible until next season when your yard has delayed green-up, uneven growth, thin or bare spots, or dead patches. To help promote your lawn’s health now, and for next season, there are several things that you should and should not do this fall.

Civic engagement urged at ‘Rural Rally’

The Sampson County Democratic Party hosted the Rural Rally Kick Off on Aug. 2 in Clinton. There, members from across the state gathered together to meet and discuss issues facing North Carolina.

Final edition of N.C. Waterfowl print, stamp on sale

RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials with the Wildlife Commission have announced that the 40th and final edition of the waterfowl print and stamp is now available online at the N.C. Wild Store while supplies last. The artwork features a pair of wood ducks painted by the award-winning artist, Ron Louque.


(The public reports listed below are provided by the Clinton Police Department.)

Orientation schedule set for CCS

As the middle of August draws closer, so too does the upcoming school year for Clinton City Schools. With a fresh term on the horizon, CCS Superintendent Wesley Johnson recently released the official Orientation/Open House schedule for 2022-23.

Two charged in Clinton drive-by

Two men have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting last month that injured six people, including a toddler and a 12-year-old, and Clinton Police officials said more arrests are anticipated.

Which one are you?

At the end of the day, there are only three kinds of people in this world: (1) The natural unsaved, (2) The carnal saved and (3) The spiritual saved. Your race, size, gender, political standing, and financial standing is not what is important.





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