• Mary Brown gave a scripture reading during the World AIDS Day Observance.
                                 Michael B. Hardison | Sampson Independent
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    World AIDS Day: ‘We need to remember’

    On Wednesday, a small but important gathering was held on the steps of the courthouse in observance of World AIDS Day, organized by the Sampson County HIV/AIDS Task Force. The purpose was to remember and pray for those who suffer and lost their battle to the deadly disease.

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  • Folks gathered for a reception for the Town of Garland incoming and outgoing board.
                                 Emily M. Williams | Sampson Independent
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    Garland gets new leadership

    GARLAND — The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Garland saw a restructuring Thursday night as incoming folks took the oath of office, including the election of the town’s youngest ever mayor.

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  • At the Domestic Violence Vigil, then Lt. Adrian Mathews, far right, shared information. Mathews is now Assistant Chief as Anthony Davis is now the Chief. Law enforcement shared some insight into a plight that is taking lives, tearing families apart, and causing generational trauma: domestic violence. Pictured, from left, are: Capt. Eric Pope, First Sgt. Wayne Dienhart, and Lt. Adrian Mathews.
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    Mathews tapped for assistant PD chief

    CLINTON — Just a few months ago, the City of Clinton was going on a hunt for a new police chief, and after a rigorous selection process the then-Assistant Chief Anthony Davis was chosen, leaving the Assistant Chief position vacant. That post has now been filled by Adrian Mathews.

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  • Ally Eldridge sings ‘O Holy Night’ on Monday night.
                                 David Johnson|Sampson Independent
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    Illuminating the Circle

    The Town of Newton Grove held its annual Circle of Lights Monday night to honor lost loved ones before Christmas. Mayor Stephen Jackson welcomed those attending and acted as Master of Ceremonies. Quenita Lee gave the opening prayer. Musical performances were by Tangie and Landon Langston, Victoria Vazquez, Querranda Royster-Herring, Ally Eldridge and the West Grove Boys, Durwood Askew, Jerry Murphy, Greg Warren and Michael Warren. Town commissioners read the list of tributes that are also on signs placed around the circle.

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  • Becky Spell Vann
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    Spell receives accolade

    CLINTON — Methodist University recently recognized the hard work, faithful following and strong determination of someone who consistently reaches into the community to better the world.

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