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-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.
According to the Sampson County Department of Social Services, $371,669 has been allocated this year to their Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), which helps those in need pay their heating bills and is now officially being offered to the public.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently awarded contracts to two companies which will improve about 40 miles of roads for residents and motorists traveling through Sampson County.