Local News in Sampson County, North Carolina
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Cashing in on trash -
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:25:07 GMT
There is much that conspires against Robeson County, standing between us and economic prosperity, but we are rich by at least one measure — land. Robeson County, with 949 square miles of land, is the largest county in North Carolina, although Sampson County likes to falsely make that boast.
Winning in life -
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:10:31 GMT
If John W. “Ned” Sampson had been born in a different decade or to white parents, more people might know about his life, especially his achievements on the basketball court.
Man posing as police officer sought in Sampson County
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:08:53 GMT
Someone pretending to be a police officer tried to pull over a driver in Sampson County.
Sampson, star athlete, ambassador for Lumbee people, dies at age 84 -
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:10:09 GMT
PEMBROKE — For Glenn Maynor and his brother Leon, John W. “Ned” Sampson was more than just their teacher and basketball coach — he was a friend who inspired them as young Lumbee Indians to work hard so they could accomplish anything they wanted in life.
"China White" heroin makes its way to NC
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:23:41 GMT
A new form of heroin, Aceytl Fentanyl a.k.a "China White", has caused deaths in four states, including North Carolina. The question now is; has it made our way to our area?
Synthetic opiate said to be 5 times stronger than heroin kills Sampson man
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:39:01 GMT
RALEIGH - North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties.
Grandmother, 2 kids injured in Sampson County crash
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 03:31:30 GMT
Authorities say the children's grandmother crossed the centerline and clipped a tractor trailer.
Symposium highlights roots of Craven County
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:46:42 GMT
Youngster Leighton Carter and his father Charlie Carter of Carolina Pines look at antique agriculture artifacts including a early 20th Century mousetrap collected by D.L. White, right, of Dover.
Tornadoes, severe storms rip through central North Carolina
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:47:48 GMT
The National Weather Service in Wilmington confirms two small tornadoes hit parts of Robeson County Friday.
Deadly new drug raising concerns in WNC
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:37:57 GMT
Dr. Paul Martin says Neil Dobbins Center has seen a spike in heroin users. / John Coutlakis / email@example.com ASHEVILLE — Local law enforcement and public health workers are learning more about a powerful synthetic drug, up to five times more potent than heroin, that is linked to dozens of deaths in the Northeast.