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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUTRYVILLE — The cause of a massive power surge that struck Autryville back in April, inflicting $25,000 in damage and affecting 20 properties, was detailed during a recent town meeting, where members from Duke Energy reported their findings.
A three-vehicle wreck in northern Sampson County claimed the life of a Godwin-area woman, whose vehicle reportedly crossed the centerline, clipping one vehicle before it was struck head-on by a dump truck, according to reports from N.C. Highway Patrol officials in Sampson County. With still a month to go in 2021, it has been the deadliest year on county roadways in years.