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  • In downtown Newton Grove, parent William Phipps and Hobbton High Principal Michael Warren prepare to attach a banner to a pole. The project was a way to honor students from the Hobbton High School Class of 2020.
                                 File photo|Sampson Independent
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    The year that was: 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic plagued 2020 and caused much heartache for Sampsonians, but it did not stop the resiliency of community members as a whole. There were ups and downs along the way, as people coped in unprecedented times wrought with uncertainty, division, loss, but ultimately optimism for light at the end of the tunnel.

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    Sampson’s virus case rate 5th highest in NC

    A new state report released this week revealed Sampson County is now one of 86 counties in the red, indicating critical community spread of COVID-19. Sampson, which has tallied more than 1,000 new cases of the virus already in 2021, has the fifth-highest 14-day case rate in North Carolina, according to the report tracking each of the state’s 100 counties.

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  • During a Tuesday work session, the Sampson County Schools Board of Education votes. Pictured, from left, are: Vice-Chair Sandra Carroll, Kim Schmidlin and Daryll Warren. While social distancing, board members took off their masks briefly to clearly communicate with their colleagues.
                                 Chase Jordan | Sampson Independent
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    Midway High easing back in

    Sampson County Schools leaders are continuing to monitor COVID-19 developments with hopes to get more students in classrooms. One of the changes is coming soon to Midway High School.

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