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What are the real chances of the virus finding its way to this area? - Clintonnc
Not that long ago, Ebola seemed a world away. Ebola — the sound of the word spoken hints at something foreign and terrifying — was not considered by the average American to be an American problem. Ebola happened somewhere over there. To them.
United Way 2014 campaign off to hot start - Clintonnc
The United Way of Sampson County’s 2014 campaign kicked off just last week and in record time the local organization, behind the backing of local donors and a successful fundraising feast, has already raised 80 percent of its $175,000 goal. Dottie ...
Race is on for sheriff - Clintonnc
(Editor’s note: Today’s Question and Answer is for the sheriff’s race, with three-term Republican Sheriff Jimmy Thornton being challenged by Democrat Freddie Butler. Questions were not provided in advance to either candidate and were compiled by the ...
The catch to catechisms - Clintonnc
It’s said that a belief is nothing more than a thought you keep thinking. It may be actively chosen, but for most of us, a belief is unquestioningly accepted from our family or community. Rarely do we consider the consequences or assumptions informed by ...
Pastoral Anniversaries, Revivals and Homecomings celebrations held at area churches - Clintonnc
Prayer Meeting and Bible study is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church, Clinton. Bible study is held every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Piney Green Disciple Church, Newton Grove. Pastor ...
Tickets available now for Duplin HOF - Clintonnc
Ticket sales have begun for the 19th Annual Duplin County Hall of Fame banquet. The banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Country Squire Restaurant in Kenansville at 6:30 pm. The Duplin Dulcimers will provide the entertainment for the evening.
Roseboro to hold fall clean-up week - Clintonnc
Roseboro residents need to start cleaning out their attics and garages and cleaning up their yards in preparation for the town’s Clean Sweep which will take place next week, allowing residents to rid themselves of waste. According to David Phillips ...
Lakewood advances to round three - Clintonnc
The Lakewood Leopards took the win Tuesday night in 2nd round of the state playoffs by defeating the Gators of Spring Creek in three straight sets. The Leopards started the night ready to play. This is something that they have struggled with at times ...
Lady Raiders advance to round three of playoffs - Clintonnc
The Midway Lady Raiders hosted a very determined and well-coached team from Kill Devil Hills Tuesday in the 2nd round of the state playoffs. The First Flight Lady Night Hawks had to leave their school at 10:30 Tuesday morning for their trip to Spivey’s ...
Deputy charged in wreck - Clintonnc
A Sampson County Sheriff’s deputy received a traffic citation following an Oct. 9 accident on Honrine Road. No one was injured in the accident, but property damage to the vehicles was reported. According to N.C. Highway Patrol reports, Deputy Christopher ...
Roseboro board approves refinancing town’s largest debt items - Clintonnc
ROSEBORO — When Roseboro town commissioner Cary Holland originally presented his plan to save the town money, and in the process hopefully bring the tax rate down, other commissioners were expecting to save about $300,000, but Holland now has a plan to ...
Community Bulletin Board - Clintonnc
Hobbton High School — will host PTO and progress report pickup for all students and parents on Oct. 27, 6 p.m.A Senior Information Night with graduation supply ordering, scholarship information, Sampson Community College Admisssions and Financial Aid ...
Wooten, Baggett face off in Dist. 1 - Clintonnc
(Editor’s note: Today’s Question and Answer is for the District 1 county commissioner race, with Republican Clark Wooten and Democrat Brent Baggett vying for the seat. Questions were not provided in advance to either candidate and were compiled by the ...
Clinton, others get Powell Bill money - Clintonnc
The N.C. Department of Transportation will distribute over $300,000 in Powell Bill funds to the eight muncipalities over the next three months. DOT officials announced last week the distribution of more than $147.3 million in street aid, known as Powell ...
CHS show to focus on bullying - Clintonnc
DeAndre Smith and Catherine Smith believe bullying is wrong, and during this weekend, the Clinton High School students will use their theatrical talents to spread that message. Along with their fellow drama students, the freshmen will put on a production ...