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Emily Hobbs

Position: Staff writer
E-Mail Address: ehobbs@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (910) 592-8137


About Emily Hobbs

Emily is a 2010 graduate of Methodist University with a BA in English. She is a part-time writer and reporter and she records all the Vital Statistics for the newspaper. She also handles obituaries and church news during the week. A Sampson County native, Emily is married to a law enforcement officer and has three children and a cat.

Latest Stories by Emily Hobbs

Vital Statistics

Divorces Joyce Spell vs. Charles Spell Nina Nobles vs. Jason Nobles Carmen Bueso vs. Manuel Marroquin Lemus Brian Llyod vs. Marlea Lloyd Flor Amaya vs. Medardo Amaya Ayala Ava Naylor vs. Timothy Naylor Tara Cox vs. Branden Cox Corieka Newton vs. Chauncey Newton Gary Williams vs. Jewel Williams Nelodie Phillips vs. Jason Phillips Marriage

First Baptist Church of Clinton is offering a special opportunity to the community next weekend, giving young students the change to meet and greet with a variety of local community members and find some momentum in their career path.
On Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-noon, students ages 10 to 17 can come and meet and learn about jobs and careers.

Community career day comes to First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Clinton is offering a special opportunity to the community next weekend, giving young students the change to meet and greet with a variety of local community members and find some momentum in their career path. On Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-noon, students ages 10 to 17 can come and meet and learn about jobs and careers.

Community Bulletin Board

Plain View Fire Dept. — will have their budget meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. Newton Grove July 4th Pageant — will be July 5 at the Newton Grove Park. Applications for Petite, Tiny and Little Misses are available at the town hall. Please get your applications and turn them in as soon as possible. Honeycutt Reunion — J

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Place church briefs by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or calling the office at 910-592-8137. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Cedar Point Our annual health fair will be held on May 30. The focus is ” Staying Healthy at any Age”. T

Community Bulletin Board

Hopewell Relay for Life Spirit Warriors — are holding a Relay for Life fundraising raffle for a 2-night, 3-day stay at the DoubleTree Hilton at Atlantic Beach. The prize is good for 1 year and costs $20 per chance. Included in the prize is a $100 gift card for whatever expense you want and continental breakfast each morning. FMI 910-990-6987.

Community Bulletin Board

VFW Post 7547 — will have a meeting May 26, 7 p.m. New elected officers will be installed. FMI 592-3579. Teacher Career Fair — 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Midway High School. Sampson County HIV Aids Task Force — will be meeting Monday, June 1, at noon at the Sampson County Health Department. Veterans Health Informatio

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMay 24 Aretha Killett Mary Vann-Register Nikita Newkirk Geri Best Ronnie Warren May 25 Beverly W. Davis Inez Boyette Delrus Simmons Annie Houchens Tyler Strickland Bobby Stookes May 26 A D Norton Denise West Carroll Hobbs George Pinyatello Debbie McCuiston Forrest Strickland Dierdre Stewart May 27 Lois Clifton Tawni

What's cookin'?

Sampson County SchoolsManagers Choice Clinton City SchoolsMay 25 No School May 26 Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger Corn Pinto Beans Applesauce May 27 Beef A Roni w/ Roll Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich Green Peas Fruit Slushie May 28 BBQ on Bun Hot Dog on Bun Sweet Potato Fries Cole Slaw Peaches May 29 Pepperoni Pizza Cheese Piz

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Carl Westbrook, mobile home setup Robert Rouse, 1,568 sq. ft., mobile home setup Leondrus Melvin Jr and Reyes Murillo, ,1440 sq. ft., new storage Gil Aragon, 240 q. ft., residential addition Edith Wiley, residential renovations Little Field MBC, sign Carol Brewington, 1,200 sq. ft., residential renovations Butterball, 95 sq

Perry and Blackburn receive scholarships

Dylan Blackburn of Clinton has been awarded the Academic Excellence/Leadership Award Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 by the North Carolina Nation Guard Association Educational Foundation. He has excelled academically, participated in various community and school activities and will be attending Campbell University. Caityln Perry of Clinton had

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMay 17 Allen Cannon Ruth Autry Mary Fields Brandy Goodchild May 18 Kirk Pope Tim Pope Mary Bell May 19 Renee Huffin Betty Hairr Glenn Jordan Morgan Davis Lesa Tennington May 20 Charles Jernigan Jessica Joyner Ruby Merritt Khaleb Whitfield Sula Butler Annie Highsmith May 21 Billy Sutton Patsy Summerlin Johnny Tew W

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Place church briefs by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or leaving your message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Cedar Point The Cedar Point Mother Board and Christian Youth Fellowship will host a roundtable titled “Real

Community Bulletin Board

Midway High School presents spring play — Midway High School's spring production “Murder for Dummies” is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. The lead character is a bit of a “book worm” and is hen-pecked by his wife and her Civic Club. Remember the Microsoft for Dummies books? Well, the lead character gets his

What's cookin'?

Sampson County SchoolsMay 18 Cheeseburger on Bun or Lasagna Cheese Roll‐Up Candied Yams Collards Fresh Fruit Milk May 19 Grilled Chick Fillet or Pork Chop Sandwich Carrot Sticks Red Bliss Potatoes Fresh Fruit Milk May 20 Pizza or Salisbury Steak Sandwich Sweet Potato Fries Broccoli w/Cheese Fresh Fruit Milk May 21 Grille

Community Bulletin Board

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive — The local U.S. Postal Service will conduct its annual food drive Saturday, May 9. Residents are asked to fill plastic bags left with non-perishable food items and leave by their mailboxes Saturday. Food will be distributed to local food banks. Roseboro outdoor movie night — featuring “Big Hero 6̶

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Union High School, 100 sq. ft., new educational facility Victor Funez, 220 sq. ft., deck Michael Andrews, 220 sq. ft., carport Jeanette Tanner, 1,600 sq. ft., mobile home setup Latesha Williams and Darious Wilson, 1,400 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Pizza Hut, 3,635 sq. ft., renovations Betty and Johnathan Vilardo, 980

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Church briefs can be placed by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Andrews Chapel Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m.. Prophetess Jeanette Suarez will be the guest ministe

Community Bulletin Board

National Day of Prayer — will be observed in downtown Clinton, at the courthouse, Thursday, May 7, noon-1 p.m. Public Bible reading will be held from 9-11:30 a.m.. Roseboro outdoor movie night — featuring “Big Hero 6” May 8, at sundown. Free admission. Bring own blankets and chairs. FMI call Gilbert Owens at (910) 379-4562

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMay 10 Annie Richardson Denisha Owens Latonya Parker Sherry Copeland Cindy Cottle Henry Jax Parrish Louise Moore Jacinta Butler May 11 Ethel Williams Damian W. Pittmen Helen Barber David Brown Linda Jordan Catherine Roberts May 12 Courtney Benson Annie Elliott Norris Donna Landes Kaitlyn Royal May 13 Kimberly Testerma

RALEIGH — Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines announced today that the organization is seeing an increase in financial assistance requests by girls and families for its 2015 summer camp program. Since February, over 200 girls have applied for financial aid to attend a summer camp session, representing a 40 percent increase in requests as

Great Outdoor Provisions and Carolinas IT take on the Campership Challenge to send girls to summer camp

RALEIGH — Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines announced today that the organization is seeing an increase in financial assistance requests by girls and families for its 2015 summer camp program. Since February, over 200 girls have applied for financial aid to attend a summer camp session, representing a 40 percent increase in requests as





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