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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 ...
UHS looking to build soccer field - Clintonnc
Spartan football players and their opponents battle on the Union High School gridiron, but soccer players using the same turf is becoming a problem. To fix it, Principal Julie Hunter and Athletic Director Tim Pope would like to build another field.
Peak-season soil fee period announced for 2014-15 - Clintonnc
Growers and home gardeners or landscapers are reminded to send in their soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agronomic Services Lab by Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. to avoid upcoming peak-season fees. There will be a $4 fee per ...
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 ...
Dist. 3 commissioner candidates respond - Clintonnc
Willie Bowden Sr., Democratic candidate for county commissioner, was born in Duplin County. He graduated from Douglas High School in Warsaw and then entered the Marine Corps. Bowden served in Vietnam and after returning served civilian duty with the Great ...
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 ...
‘Cats cruise to victory on Senior Night - Clintonnc
The Hobbton Wildcats’ soccer team finished their regular season Monday cruising to an 8-1 senior night victory over Neuse Charter. In a balanced scoring effort, Christian Vega scored twice for the Wildcats, Jair Sanchez scored 1, Alex Sandoval score 1 ...
Dark Horses get gutty road win at Trask, 2-1 - Clintonnc
Clinton traveled to Rocky Point on Monday afternoon to take away a 2-1 win from the hometown Titans. The Horses were led by Corey Smith who scored a goal and assisted Spell Carr on the other CHS goal. “We moved the ball well tonight but unfortunately ...