Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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.

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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

Greetings readers!

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Clinton Police Department and the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.)

NC announces first West Nile Virus death of 2022

RALEIGH — Health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services last week announced the state’s first death this year associated with West Nile virus. To protect the family’s privacy, no other information regarding the deceased will be provided.



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