Thursday, February 9, 2023

New era for ‘historic’ house

CLINTON — People from throughout the community flocked to The Historic Herring House on Friday to attend the open house and ribbon cutting event with the homes newest owners, the Rentz family.

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Betty Jean Bland

FAYETTEVILLE — Betty Jean Bland, 81, of Fayetteville, NC passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2023, at home. Betty was born to the late Grover and Vera Culbreth of Autryville.

Star opening public computer lab

CLINTON — A public computer lab will open next week in northern Sampson County, courtesy of a federal grant received by Star Communications

Sister Maxine Day proclaimed

CLINTON — Immaculate Conception Church held a special gathering Saturday to honor one of their own, Sister Maxine Tancraitor, for her many years of religious service.

Equine infectious anemia found in 19 N.C. horses

RALEIGH — A total of 19 horses in nine counties have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). At this time, 17 horses have been euthanized to help prevent further spread. The counties include Duplin, Forsyth, Henderson, Mecklenburg, Randolph, Sampson, Surry, Yadkin and Wake. The majority of EIA positive cases have been associated with unsanctioned horse racing.

Revaluation moves to a 4-year cycle in Sampson

Sampson County has advanced its next property reappraisal to Jan. 1, 2024 and will conduct a revaluation every four years after that, cutting in half the amount of time between revaluations, which have historically been done every eight years.

HCA’s Senior Beta Club performs powerfully

HARRELLS — Harrells Christian Academy’s Senior Beta Club recently attended the North Carolina Beta Convention in Greensboro, NC from Jan. 27-28, 2023 where they competed with other Betas in grades 9-12 from throughout the state. Students participated in academic and artistic events ranging from individual to large group competitions. This year’s Beta theme, Power of Beta, was incorporated into many of the projects and performances.

A bench for beloved Butler

CLINTON — On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Sampson Community College (SCC) held a dedication ceremony for a campus bench gifted by members of the Sampson Early College High School (SECHS) Class of 2017 in loving memory of their beloved classmate, Audrey D’Anna Butler who passed away in November of 2022.

A CORE step for Roseboro

The Town of Roseboro has made sizable steps in recent years to see the town blossom into a better version of itself. The town’s recent selection for a state planning program that would aim to optimize outdoor recreational spaces is another massive stride in a positive direction, local leaders said.


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Having the time of my life

The lure of shiny things

Honoring the N.C. A&T Four

Settling into our new digs

A Yankee and a Redneck

The Bedroom Shuffle




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