Clinton High School’s first home football game is March 5 against Northside Jacksonville at 6 p.m., and with capacity open to more fans as COVID restrictions are lifted, athletic officials are looking forward to a return to more “normalcy.”
Sampson local Allan Carter has hung up his hard hat after a successful 40-plus year career in the forest products industry. On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, Carter retired from Enviva after nearly a 10-year tenure with the renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, which operates one of its nine plants in Sampson County.
After a grueling several months of waiting, high school football has finally made its reemergence to the region. Kicking things off locally, the Hobbton Wildcats made the short trip over to Midway High School on Thursday night, looking to settle a score with their old rivals. Midway, however, despite a sloppy start and some ill-advised penalties, strung together a solid offensive outing and battered the Wildcats to win the game, 53-13.
The Clinton Dark Horses took to the road on Thursday evening for a football showdown against Anson to kick off the 2020-2021 season. After completing the four and a half hour round trip drive, Clinton returned to Sampson County with a 33-27 victory.
A beautification project is underway in Autryville, which includes a new sign to welcome visitors to the town in western Sampson County. As part of the extension project for the Highway 24 corridor, a certain percentage of groundwork was required for visual improvements. Autryville officials received preliminary plans from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division of Highways in 2020. The town’s new logo on the sign, which also welcomes residents back home, was designed by Laura Caroline Spell Rick of Old North State Design. Friday’s work for the project was supervised by Gina Norris of NCDOT and Jason Atkins of Natural Choice Contracting.
MOUNT OLIVE — When the world seems full of too much negativity and you don’t know how to fix it, University of Mount Olive Alumnus Eric Godwin advises to start with the things you can do yourself. “Be the person who wants to give back to society. Be a role model for your friends, family, and community. Be a mentor to someone who needs it,” he said.
On this next to last day of Black History Month, with a national focus on the Black family, there is greater demand being made on the family to take more responsibility for the education of their children as we continue to deal with the global pandemic of the coronavirus .
This week’s American Heart Association recipe features a dish for the whole family. The Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole has a heart-healthy twist on the classic American chicken dish that will be devoured in minutes.