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SCC officials hopeful Activities Center will open in about a month - Clintonnc
A vital Sampson Community College building closed well over a year ago due to excessive deterioration, water infiltration and mold is in the midst of a makeover that will see the structure reopened to students and the general public as early as March.
Midway Middle names honor students - Clintonnc
Midway Middle School recently released the names of students who made their academic rolls for the second nine-week grading period. Those honored are listed below. Superintendent’s List Sixth Grade: Maranda Byrd, Cullen Faircloth, Alaina Lemon, Heather ...
Popular series now in its 15th year - Clintonnc
Thousands of local grade-school children will again pack the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center for a week in April to take in live performances — for many, it will be their first exposure to the performing arts. Presented in partnership with local schools ...
Hesketh retires, leaving ‘great’ legacy - Clintonnc
Sarah Hesketh's passion for her job of delivering and taking care of babies shows in this image of her and one of the thousands of babies she helped deliver. After more than 35 years of helping deliver thousands of babies, Sarah Hesketh’s passion and ...
Power of education still relevant - Clintonnc
While living and growing up in the separate and unequal Jim Crow world of 1950s, the power and promise of an education was not lost on me nor my generation. And I was even more impressed with my grandfather, having little formal education, who was able to ...
What do I really believe? - Clintonnc
I believe in gravity. I really believe in gravity. Even though I can’t actually see gravity, I see its effects. I’ve experienced those effects, and have seen how gravity has affected others. Gravity is defined as “the attraction of bodies toward the ...
Snacking for success - Clintonnc
Are you a snacker? Most Americans are. We tend to eat throughout the day rather than opting for three “square” meals. You may think that snacking is a diet destroyer, but it can actually help you stay on track toward your health goal. The secret is in ...
Art show opens today at UMO - Clintonnc
MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will host the photography exhibit, “Running from Bogeys and Chasing Birdies,” in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery from Feb. 1-28. The show will display photographs by Jackie Kirby, associate coach of the ...
Farm Act, budget on radar - Clintonnc
Wednesday was the first full day of the new legislative session and the Senate is hitting the ground running. I am eager to get legislation started to help make North Carolina a better place to live, visit and do business. The months ahead will be filled ...
Sneed to speak at UMO African American History Month celebration - Clintonnc
MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will celebrate African American History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Rodger’s Chapel at 9:30 a.m. This year’s celebration will include Laurel C. Sneed as the guest speaker. A native of Wayne County, Sneed ...
Vital Statistics - Clintonnc
Larry and Dale Phillips, 1,064 sq. ft., mobile home setup James Massey, 910 sq. ft., mobile home setup Darrell and Melanie Canady, David and Melina Horner, Miles Parker to Millette Parker Darrell and Melanie Canady, David and Melina Horner, Miles and ...
Raiders take down Dark Horses again - Clintonnc
The Clinton Dark Horses traveled to Midway Friday night with every intention of avenging their loss of January 6. The Spivey’s Corner venue hosted an overflow crowd for a game involving 2 of the top teams in the Four County Conference. In a hard fought ...
UMO to host ‘A Night at the Theater’ - Clintonnc
MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) is preparing for its annual Winter Glitz event, which will take place in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Hope Fields, director of Alumni Relations, commented, “Winter Glitz is a ...
Lady Horses hang on for win at Midway - Clintonnc
Clinton ’s Lady Dark Horses visited Midway Friday night in a Four County Conference basketball game. The rivals played a close game before a huge Spivey’s Corner crowd. Clinton went home with a 53-50 win. The visitors posted an 11-9 lead after 1 quarter.
February busy at Senior Center - Clintonnc
Greetings to all! I hope all is good in this fast-paced new year because, as we know, time waits for no man and we have to keep moving on. The words by C.S. Lewis are so true. This year, or this month, or more likely this very day, we might have failed to ...