• Crews work to rehaul the Sampson County Courthouse roof, the final bid for which was approved earlier this month.
                                 Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

    Courthouse getting revamp

    The Sampson County Courthouse is getting a revamp in the form of a new roof that is expected to last for the next half century. Motorists and visitors to the Clinton courthouse have seen heavy machinery around the structure for the past week as the makeover, which received final approval last week, is ongoing.


  • The front side view of Clinton’s newest Haitian restaurant Dadie’s.
                                 Michael B. Hardison | Sampson Independent

    Dadie’s: A dream realized

    CLINTON — With the aim of bringing something new to Clinton and fulfilling her lifelong dream of opening an eatery, Dadie Pierre Nelson recently opened her new place Dadie’s Haitian Caribbean Restaurant.


  • The Ol’ Lightnin’ Rods Car Show will be held at the market at 215 Lisbon St.. At the end of the event at 3 p.m. the Ol’ Lightnin’ Rods Car Show winner will be announced at the Clinton City Market.
                                 File photo

    Square Fair back this year

    CLINTON — The Square Fair will be back in downtown this year on Oct. 9, with activities and more for everyone after a break last year because of the pandemic.


  • Mayor Lew Starling reads a proclamation acknowledging the start of Constitution Week, which kicked off Friday.

    Ringing bells across America

    Members of the community gathered once again at the steps of the Sampson County Courthouse on Friday in celebration of the start of Constitution Week, marking the 234-year anniversary of the document that shaped this country.





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