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A holiday caravan in Clinton
Supporters of Nissan of Clinton join the parade. Midway High School’s Marching Band plays holiday songs before they pass the courthouse. Children bundle up during the parade.
Teen driver charged in school bus wreck
- A teenager driver struck a school bus as it was turning around on its northern Sampson County route Wednesday morning, sending both vehicles into a ditch and resulting in “bumps and bruises” for a few of the 25 young passengers aboard the bus, N.C. Highway Patrol officials said.
Grave designation the right thing to do
The City Council and members of the city’s Clinton Cemetery Advisory Board will have done a great day’s work when they erect a monument designating the gravesite of 50 or more African-American slaves buried within the Springvale section.
Clinton earns win, improves to 5-2
The Clinton men’s basketball team took to court on Tuesday, going toe-to-toe with the men’s basketball team of Smithfield-Selma. After losing during their last performance at home against Fike, the Dark Horses bounced back by winning this one 71-61.
Bridges to get repairs in Sampson
With goals of helping farmers and community members, Sampson County is one of 17 counties in North Carolina scheduled to have bridge improvements thanks to a government grant. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently announced that the state won a $23 million grant from the U.S. Depart
Slave graves to get marker
There is a small plot of land nestled under some large trees at the old Clinton Cemetery where 50 African-American slaves — possibly more — are buried. A local advisory group, together with the City of Clinton, wants to ensure that visitors know about those graves and the slaves who have their final
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
North Carolina elementary teacher dies at school during a fire drill
An elementary teacher died Thursday after falling ill during a fire drill at school. Kim Hunter Daugherty, a fifth-grade teacher, died from an undisclosed medical emergency about 10:30 a.m. with a school nurse in attendance, said James Bunch, assistant superintendent of Perquimans County Schools. Sh
Southern Wayne wins fourth straight game
Clinton walked into Southern Wayne’s gym boasting a 6-1 record. The Saints mustered a small shrug. They’ve seen good teams all season and know how to handle them. Wednesday night wasn’t any different.
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CHS teacher honored for excellence
Clinton High School teacher Alandra Williams has been named the 2018 Educator of Excellence for Clinton City Schools. - - Clinton High School’s Alandra Williams takes learning to a new level. Each year at Thanksgiving, she hosts a feast for her students and parents as a way to allow them to practice
Lady Horses rally past Smithfield-Selma
The Lady Dark Horses defended their home court on Tuesday night when Smithfield-Selma infiltrated Clinton High School, looking for a win. Trailing by a point at the halftime break, it was a second half turn around that saw Clinton take the win 57-48.
County ready to welcome new SROs
Schools officials have a discussion about education. - As the second half of the school year approaches, officials are looking forward to having more officers in middle schools throughout Sampson County.
Don’t cheat the public of its right to know
The public’s business must be conducted in public. That’s the law and it should be followed. When it’s not, we — and the public for which we fight — should not tolerate it, knowing that those public matters discussed out of the earshot of citizens aren’t just illegal, they leave those discussing the
Cannon Foundation invests in truck driving
Fred Stamey, left, director of transportation programs, talks with truck-driving training student Israel Martinez. - The Cannon Foundation announced an investment of $100,000 in the Sampson Community College (SCC) Truck Driver Training Program.
Lady Horses fend off Fike
The Lady Horses continued their winning ways on the basketball court Friday night at home. Facing Wilson Fike in a rematch from earlier in the season, Clinton claimed some sweet revenge after losing to the Lady Demons in their first outing earlier in the season, the final 52-47.
Duo behind bars after record-setting cocaine bust in Johnston County
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Two men are behind bars after a Johnston County deputy found $5 million worth of cocaine in the back of a tractor trailer, the sheriff's office said.
All in the family: Notorious NC murders that struck close to home
When pressed, many true crime fans will admit their fascination with murder stems from their own fears and a desire to understand the whys and hows of the crimes in an effort to avoid the situations that have befallen others.
15-year-old dies from fire injuries
A 15-year-old girl badly injured in a weekend house fire has died. Around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, a home at 5083 U.S. 301 South near Four Oaks caught fire while a family of four was asleep inside.
Williams Lake Society makes donation
Robert Honeycutt of the Williams Lake Society presents Lesia Henderson, family caregiver support specialist with the Sampson County Department of Aging, a check for $500 to assist with the program’s needs. - Robert Honeycutt of the Williams Lake Society presents Lesia Henderson, family caregiver sup