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Sampson County News

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Appears Bowden will get to dress out for football games

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A plan has been agreed upon for Brett to remain a part of the team that would also comply with North Carolina High School Athletic Association regulations. It will allow him to participate actively and give him the opportunity to feel as a part of his team. He will still be allowed to lead his team on the field and participate in pre and post-game activities. Full story...
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NCHSAA: No rule change for special athlete

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association says Brett Bowden can still lead the team onto the field, but only as a student manager or student coach. He will not be able to wear equipment. Full story...
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Age rule ends special athlete's football career

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video One special high school athlete's true love is being taken away from him. Brett Bowden will no longer be able to play football because of his age, and no exception is going to be made despite his incredible story. Full story...
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Sampson County meth suspects sentenced

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Five men have been sentenced in federal court on charges of running a methamphetamine trafficking ring in Sampson County. Full story...
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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire

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video Crews battling wildfires in Pender County since last week have yet another fire on their hands. Over the weekend, the Blueberry Farm Fire rekindled in Sampson County and crossed into Pender. It forced residents of Lizzie Henry Road to be evacuated Saturday. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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NCDOT wants your feedback on future projects

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The NC Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the proposed final version of the State Transportation Improvement Plan. This plan lists all the projects that will use federal funds between now and 2016. NCDOT is required by the federal government to have a plan and receive public input on it. Full story...
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Drag crash raises questions

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We're learning more about the crash at Harrell's Raceway that killed a spectator Sunday night. Questions were raised about whether the track was required to have EMS on site. Full story...
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Boseman leads group of politicians seeking new offices

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We now know what Julia Boseman plans to do after she leaves the State Senate. The New Hanover County Democrat tells us she wants to run for district court judge. Full story...
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