Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Honoring the victims

A night for honoring and remembrance was held Monday at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church. Members from the church, U Care and community each gathered there for a singular purpose — the annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence.

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Clock to be dedicated, fair held Saturday

A large standing clock within downtown Clinton has now been installed, and was quickly cloaked, leading up to what will be its unveiling this Saturday at 10 a.m. The City of Clinton’s bicentennial will be memorialized by the Rotary clock dedication at the corner of Main and Lisbon Streets. The clock will be a large, four-faced pedestrian clock with a turn-of-the-century look like the one erected years ago in Garland. Along with the Rotary clock dedication, the city will bury a time capsule to be opened at its 300th year anniversary in the year 2122. The clock dedication will kick off a day full of festivities at the annual Square Fair this Saturday, which will include art activities on Main Street sponsored by the Sampson Arts Council, an open house at the Sampson County History Museum, the Ol’ Lightin’ Rods Car Show at the Clinton City Market, and various vendors and exhibitors stationed along Main Street, Vance Street and Lisbon Street. At 2 p.m., a BBQ cook-off winner will be announced on the Main Street side of the Sampson County Courthouse. The courthouse square event actually kicks off on Friday, Oct. 7, with a concert by Spare Change on Vance Street from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Residents rally: ‘We don’t feel safe’

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.

Anniversary, other services slated

Holly Grove Church of Christ will celebrate their 117th Church Anniversary & Fall Revival on Oct. 6-7 & 9.

Winter cover crops

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.

Two-decade effort realized in just months

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.

Bamboo harvest in Sampson

The groundwork for a new chapter in agriculture was recently started in Sampson County following an initial test run of a timber harvest for locally-grown bamboo.

Homecoming king, queen crowned

Clinton High School celebrated Homecoming last week. During the Pep Rally on Thursday, Daymeon Morrisey, escorted by his mother Dolly McNeil, was crowned King.

Forgiveness sets us free

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