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News in Sampson County, North Carolina

9 Investigates: Troopers sue state over salaries
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:23:22 -0700

Dozens of North Carolina Highway Patrol officers are suing the state saying they can't make ends meet on their current salaries. Their lawsuit claims the state promised them automatic raises but stopped paying those raises five years ago. Attorney David Wijewickrama is now suing the state on behalf of nearly 60 troopers over the missed raises. He said some state troopers in North Carolina are ...

After six years in NBA, Sampson gets fresh chance at college basketball
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:08 -0700

HOUSTON β€” Shortly before his death, John W. β€œNed” Sampson had nearly become an NBA fan. His son Kelvin, once an elite coach at the college level, was in his sixth year as an assistant in the league and in the middle of the season with the Houston Rockets.

50 animals taken from Sampson County home
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:10:59 -0700

Clinton police said 45 cats and five dogs were rescued Wednesday after someone called authorities to complain.

Ex-Boyfriend confesses to murdering 15-year-old Danielle Locklear
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:45:44 -0700

Police say the ex-boyfriend of a North Carolina teen missing for a month has been charged in her death.

YMCA Nationals Results: York Takes Close Win In Women's 400 Free Relay
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:29:44 -0700

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, April 4. WITH Middle Tyger sealing up the wins in the women's and combined team races, the women's 400 free relay could have essentially been a victory lap for Middle Tyger...

Police search Cumberland County home for evidence in Locklear disappearance
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:07:29 -0700

Hope Mills Police executed a search warrant at a house in Cumberland County, near the Sampson County line.

Five fired after inmate death
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:16 -0700

Seven North Carolina prison workers have lost their jobs after an inmate died during a transfer to Raleigh's Central Prison last month.

Our View: Death questions left unresolved by dismissals.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:09:05 -0700

The dismissal of seven employees at the Alexander Correctional Institute last week may represent progress after the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 53-year-old mentally ill Sampson County resident.

Danielle Locklear's family waits for positive ID of body found
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:51:14 -0700

Locklear's family is still waiting to learn whether a body found in a Sampson County river is that of the 15-year-old girl.

NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:10:55 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) β€” North Carolina Republicans expanding their majorities at the General Assembly in 2012 are now wielding even more influence, according to a biennial effectiveness survey released Tuesday by a nonpartisan research group.