Friday, August 12, 2022

Fatal shootings prompt talk on gun regulations

On June 21 of this year, less than one month after the tragic shooting in Uvalde and just before the drive-by shootings in Clinton, the North Carolina Senate passed a bill that pulled back gun regulations. The senator representing Sampson County’s district, Sen. Brent Jackson, was one of the yes votes.

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(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.)

Summer Fest part of Sampson slate

Summer Fest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. at Little Field Missionary Baptist Church, Newton Grove, N.C. There will be several activities for the children and adults. Food will be served.

‘Boots on the Farm’

The University of Mount Olive School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences recently hosted and trained several military veterans as part of a cooperative agreement with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Lovay Singleton, president of the NC Chapter of Farmer Veteran Coalition.

COVID level ‘high’ in Sampson

Two-thirds of the state’s counties, including Sampson County, are deemed as having a high risk of illness from COVID-19 and subsequent “strain on the health care system,” according to the Community Level ratings used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jones fills role for Autryville

AUTRYVILLE — The long-vacant permanent town clerk position has finally been filled. Following her official swearing-in at last month’s town board meeting, new clerk Lisa Jones was welcomed by the Town of Autryville.

Fall lawn care

Lawns in Sampson County are suited to warm season turf grasses such as Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine, and Zoysia grass species. These warm season grasses thrive in our hot and humid climate, but are stressed when they begin to transition into the dormant winter season. Factors that stress lawns are drought/flood, shorter days, cooler night time temps, and pests. This stress may not be visible until next season when your yard has delayed green-up, uneven growth, thin or bare spots, or dead patches. To help promote your lawn’s health now, and for next season, there are several things that you should and should not do this fall.

Civic engagement urged at ‘Rural Rally’

The Sampson County Democratic Party hosted the Rural Rally Kick Off on Aug. 2 in Clinton. There, members from across the state gathered together to meet and discuss issues facing North Carolina.

Final edition of N.C. Waterfowl print, stamp on sale

RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials with the Wildlife Commission have announced that the 40th and final edition of the waterfowl print and stamp is now available online at the N.C. Wild Store while supplies last. The artwork features a pair of wood ducks painted by the award-winning artist, Ron Louque.





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