Op-Ed

Fourth of July fireworks

Since I am a former social studies teacher, I am a huge history buff. When my family wants to know anything about the past, they usually come to me for the answers. So naturally the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.

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Church

Follow the Father

This weekend’s devotional is brought to you by Bishop Darian Parker of Spirit of Life Church of God in Clinton. This sermon is entitled “Follow the Father.” This devotional is sponsored by Smithfield Foods. Watch […]

Gov. Roy Cooper arrives for a press briefing Wednesday. Cooper issued an executive order mandating masks be worn in public places where social distancing was not possible. That mandate went into effect Friday.
News

Statewide mask mandate in effect

Face coverings are now required across North Carolina, as Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order went into effect Friday, an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, Sampson saw 23 new virus cases and Duplin reported an additional four deaths from the previous week attributed to the virus.

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News

Hospital foundation funds child literacy intervention for local practice

CLINTON — Physicians at Sampson Medical Group of Clinton now have another tool in their belt when caring for pediatric patients. Last month, the family medicine practice partnered with Reach Out & Read Carolinas to use books as part of every well-child visit for patients age birth to 5 years old. Books prescribed during Reach Out & Read visits give medical providers a valuable tool to evaluate cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development.

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