Friday, March 31, 2023

Second I-40 stop, same day: 4 pounds of pot seized, 4 arrested

Four men are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 40, the second one that same day. Four pounds of marijuana was seized in connection with the incident, authorities said.

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I-40 traffic stop yields 36 pounds of weed

About 36 pounds of marijuana was seized in a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 40 in Sampson County, yielding an arrest and felony drug trafficking charges against a New Jersey man, sheriff’s officials announced.

Lawmakers nix need for pistol purchase permits

Effective immediately, North Carolina residents can now buy a handgun without getting a permit from a local sheriff , after the Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday overrode the Democratic governor’s veto — a first since 2018.

Companies expanding footprint in Roseboro

Another Roseboro business is expanding, as the industrial footprint in the central and western part of Sampson County grows larger.

‘Turning’ something beautiful

Cypress carvings, vintage materials, paintings and woodturning each are being showcased in the most beautiful artistic fashion as part of displays at the Victor R. Small House.

Young resident donates yearly to help animals

A recent mission of Chase Westbrook revealed himself to be a young unsung hero whose compassion and heart for animals is way bigger than what can fit inside his tiny body.

Programs, revivals set in county

From March 30-31, at 7 p.m. nightly, Spring Revival will be held at Robinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. On Thursday night, the guest messenger will be Bishop Eddie Parker of Gateway Ministries. On Friday night, the guest messenger will be the Rev. Ballard of Trinity AMEZ Church. On Sunday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., N.C. Prayer Tower will have regular morning, service. The pastor will bring forth the regular morning message. Music rendered by the church choir. Come out and let’s praise and worship the word of God. (Face masks are required)

Midway Middle Battle of Books champs

Midway Middle School competed in the regional middle school Battle of the Books competition held on March 28 in Bladen County and came back to Sampson County victorious, just the second time in recent history that a Sampson middle school team took top honors in the regional contest.

Ag commodity building unveiled

MOUNT OLIVE, NC – Nearly 100 people gathered at the University of Mount Olive’s Kornegay Student Farm for the ribbon cutting of its new agricultural commodity building.




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