Wednesday, December 7, 2022

SCS staffers urge ‘fairness’ on second day of walkout

Several employees took their issues to Sampson County Schools leaders during a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Tuesday morning, the second day of an organized walkout in protest of a state-approved salary supplement for certified personnel, with no bonus extended for non-certified staff.

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‘Love’ comes to life at hospital

The trees were illuminated Sunday at the Sampson Regional Medical Center, kicking off a new chapter of love and giving that sought to include the community like never before — including family-friendly activities, carols, and a new holiday light display.

Dashing through ‘the Grove’

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners rode through with Santa and made sure to give out candy.

‘Small Town Christmas’ in Salemburg

The Town of Salemburg hosted its annual “Small Town Christmas” on Saturday at the Salemburg Town Hall and in the adjacent ground. There was a fun-filled day that featured a visit from Santa and photo ops at the Frosty’s Dance Party. More than 40 vendors offered everything from jewelry and boutique items, seasonal and home decor, baked and handcrafted goods, coffee and hot chocolate, pickles, jams and goodies, face painting and fairy hair and lanterns, wreaths and bows.

SCS bus drivers walk out in protest

More than two dozen school bus drivers did not run their routes in Sampson County on Monday, an organized walkout in protest of a state supplement that was approved for teachers and certified staff but not extended — in any form — to others.

Oaths sworn, as local officials assume office

Oaths were sworn Monday by local elected officials, who are officially beginning new terms following last month’s election.

Performance donates $11k to foster program

This week, Performance Automotive’s owners and employees donated two checks totaling $11,300 to Sampson County Department of Social Services’ Children’s Services Foster Care. Sampson County services 113 foster children. Of those, 106 are children 12 years of age and younger. ‘At Performance we believe in the spirit of Christmas,’ said Performance’s Marketing Director Victoria Rusty Hitzman. ‘We believe, regardless of the circumstance that may have brought these children into the foster care program, Christmas should be a time of joy for all children. We hope this gift of $100 for each and every Sampson County foster child may help to bring joy and good cheer to their Christmas morning.’ Pictured, from left, are: Terry Lee, General Manager of Performance Automotive; Nick Autry, General Manager of Performance Ford; Carlina Simmons, DSS Children’s Services; Danny Holland, General Manager of Performance CDJR; and James Harris, Sales Executive for Performance Ford.

Roseboro shines in holiday spirit

ROSEBORO — Downtown was a buzz with Christmas spirit Thursday as the town came together in celebration for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Be still and know Christmas is about Jesus

With the dawning of December delightful visions of Christmas dance in our heads and verses about the Christian significance in songs and poems will be said. Being still and knowing that Christmas is more about Jesus and His love than about gifts galore and going like an energizer bunny with little time to celebrate the real reason for the season. May these Christian Christmas poems, bless your hearts as the hype of Christmas planning starts.



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Clinton’s Bicentennial

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