Bellamy Center — will hold Bluegrass Music night Monday, June 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with Johnny McLamb and friends. FMI, call 299-4900.

Support group — Stroke support group meets the third Tuesday in each month at Mary Gran Nursing Center.

Reunion — The Daniel Richard and Ardella Martin Williams McPhail and James Robert and Chellie Ann Tew Williams family reunion, covered dish dinner, at Union Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall July 12 at 1 p.m.

NAACP meeting — Sampson County branch of NAACP will meet June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 900 College St. Speaking is sheriff Jimmy Thornton. FMI, Lee Byam at 910-533-2117; Dwight Miller at 910-590-5829; Luther Moore at 910-214-1798; and Larry Sutton at 910-564-4117.

Sampson Education Series — meeting June 26, 12-1 p.m., at the Center for Health and Wellness classroom. Topic is “What is Autism.” To register, call Courtney Boyette at 919-587-0333.

Community Development & Leadership Organization — Community picnic July 4 at C.E. Perry School. From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. FMI, call David Alexander 590-7807, Anthony Bennett at 990-5320 or Michael Mozee at 379-0730.

Coharie People board — nominations are now being accepted for the Shiloh, Herring and South Clinton Board of Directors positions. The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 26. Nomination forms and qualifications can be obtained online at or at the Coharie Tribal Center.

Sampson County 4-H Summer Workshops — are now being advertised and appointments being made for registration for these exciting programs. We have experiences for all age ranges: Cloverbud (ages 5-8), Junior (ages 9-11), Intermediate (ages 12-13) and Senior (14-18). Information can be found at . Please contact Daniel Collins, 4-H Agent ( or Cindy Nance, 4-H Secretary ( in the Sampson County Extension Office at 910-592-7161. Workshops begin on June 15 so make sure you call today to get your child signed up for these exciting opportunities!

Newton Grove July 4th Pageant — will be July 5 at the Newton Grove Park. Applications for Petite, Tiny and Little Misses are available at the town hall. Please get your applications and turn them in as soon as possible.

Camp Lead-Up — will be hosted in Charlotte on July 12-17.

Clear Run High Reunion — Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf, Md.. Tours of Washington D.C., dinner banquet and dance. Deadline for trip is Aug. 6. FMI 301-752-7708 or 910-532-4988.

Sampson High School Alumni Association — will host its 43rd reunion in Northhaven, Conn.. Charter bus will travel from Clinton to Connecticut. Bus will leave midnight on Aug. 6 and return Aug. 9. Seats are available. FMI Helen Faison at 592-6060 or Pam at 592-8285.

AA meeting — at First Baptist Church, 408 College St., Clinton, Monday nights 8 p.m..

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Prevention — the Sampson County Health Department is offering free breast exams, cervical cancer and mammogram screenings for ages 40-64 through BCCCP program. FMI Joy Brazier, RN at 910-592-1131, ext. 4249 or Emily Spell, RN at 910-592-1131, ext. 4214.

Hospice volunteers — Community Home Care & Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide emotional support and companionship to patients and their families. FMI, call Sharon Keith, 592-7322.

Foster Parents Needed — With so many children needing a family, the Department of Social Services is always looking for interested individuals who would like to become a licensed foster parent! FMI, call Sampson County DSS, Barbara King, at 910-592-7131, ext. 3301.

NC Pre-K — Do you have a child who will be 4 years old before Aug. 31, 2015? If so, you may qualify for the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program. The NC Pre-K Program serves at-risk children and prepares them for success in school. For more information or to pick up an application contact The Partnership for Children at (910) 592-9399 located at 211 W. Main Street Clinton NC. The Partnership is open Mon -Thurs: 8 a.m-5 p.m.. Closed on Friday.

Sampson County — is conducting a voluntary Community Health Survey. To complete the survey online, visit All responses are confidential. FMI 592-1131.

Narconon — would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs.