The Multi-Cultural Business Committee at the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce has decided to celebrate the life, teachings, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a virtual event this year. The community can join in for the 21st Annual MLK Day Celebration on Jan. 18, 2021, at 12 p.m. on Star Communications Channel 16 or 316, or go to the @sampsoncountygovernment YouTube channel to watch the celebration.



COVID’s impact on Sampson sports

COVID-19 continues to leave it’s mark across all of Sampson County. Closing in on one year into the pandemic, local businesses and restaurants still don’t look the same, school schedules are discombobulated, and local sports are still greatly impacted. Despite numbers rampaging in the red zone all across the state, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has attempted not to pull the plug on athletics, but that doesn’t mean impacts aren’t being felt.