Local News in Sampson County, North Carolina


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

HOUSTON — Shortly before his death, John W. “Ned” 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.

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.

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.

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.

10 area women honored in library exhibit
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:19:58 -0700

The Twin Rivers Chapter of the American Association of University Women has its annual “Local Women in History” exhibit at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.

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) — 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.

NC officials seek investigation into inmate death
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:36:44 -0700

North Carolina prison officials have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to review the death of an inmate with mental illness found unresponsive in the back of a van.