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News in Sampson County, North Carolina

Miss Greater Sampson County is the new Miss NC
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:14:01 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Miss Greater Sampson County Beth Stovall is the new Miss North Carolina. The University of North Carolina Wilmington senior said after winning Saturday's pageant she wants to be the first Miss America from North Carolina in more than 50 years. "It's about time ...

Young Women Represent County Well
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:47:14 -0700

Miss Moore County, Paige Adkins, qualified as one of 11 semifinalists at the 77th Miss North Carolina Scholarship pageant on June 21, in Raleigh.

FBI agent talks about dramatic rescue of kidnapping victim
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:04:47 -0700

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Tuesday the successful recovery of a 23-year-old man who was kidnapped in Calhoun County, SC and taken to North Carolina by a group of people in an elaborate plot with an international connection.

North Carolinians Hold Their Own Public Hearing on Wilmington Wood Pellets Project
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:52:23 -0700

At a recent meeting, citizens decried the North Carolina State Ports Authority’s decision to move forward on its development of a wood pellet facility without fully evaluating the project’s destructive impacts on forests, communities, and climate. Today, Dogwood Alliance is releasing an official statement in opposition of the NC State Ports Authority decision to work with Enviva Holdings, LP ...

STEM camp first event for former school
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:37:52 -0700

Jelyse Dawson teaches forensic science as she works with Aamarion Cannon, 11, at the Coley Little STEM Leadership Camp Thursday at the J.H. Sampson Community Life Center.

Suspect in Sumter shooting wanted for attempted murder
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:16:34 -0700

Sumter Police are in search of a suspect in connection to a shooting that took place earlier this week on Sampson Street.

UPDATE: Malnourished and wounded horses seized from NC farm
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:39:26 -0700

Over 50 horses were found on a farm in Sampson County in deplorable living conditions last month. On July 1 many of those horses and other animals were seized by animal control.

Crashes causing traffic problems on Interstate 26
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:43:35 -0700

Several crashes are backing up traffic on westbound Interstate 26 west of Columbia Thursday afternoon.

Pig virus devastates production
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:38:45 -0700

The way Amanda Hatcher sees it, the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus "is still a work in progress."

Sampson County corn festival grows from kernel of an idea
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:08:45 -0700