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    Lackey represents Sampson at 4-H Congress

    A delegation of 18 North Carolina 4-H youth and three adults representing 15 counties, including Sampson County, attended the 100th annual National 4-H Congress, held in Atlanta, Ga., and among them was Sampson’s very own Kaylee Lackey.

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  • The filing period for the 2022 primary election in Sampson County has begun and will extend through Dec. 17.
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    Incumbents file to retain seats

    Candidate filing has begun for the 2022 primary, which will include races on local school boards in Sampson County, open seats on the Clinton City Council and Sampson County Board of Commissioners and other local, state and federal posts.

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  • Sheriff Jimmy Thornton, seated left, filed for reelection on Monday, accompanied by his wife, Betsy, and their son, Brian. Top, from left: Sampson Register of Deeds Anita Lane, Clinton City Councilman Daniel Ruggles, Brian Thornton, Sampson County Commissioner Jerol Kivett and Sampson Republican Party chair Telia Kivett look on.
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    Thornton files for reelection

    CLINTON — Early afternoon Monday longtime Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton filed for reelection, seeking his sixth term. He is in his 19th year.

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  • Family tradition: boy catching ball is Bill, the son of Arnold Autry, and the great nephew of Charlie Nixon. Charlie got Arnold involved in baseball, who later grew up and got his own son, Bill, involved in the game.
                                 Fred Burgess|The Sampson Independent, 1977
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    Pearl Harbor, baseball and charity

    Former Autryville area resident Charlie Ford Nixon was born in Alabama in 1920 and spent his childhood growing up in Georgia. He came from humble beginnings and lived through the Great Depression.

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