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, covering news in Salemburg, Newton Grove and Garland, as well as all recording all Vital Statistics for the newspaper. A Sampson County native, Emily is married to a law enforcement officer and has two children and a cat.

Latest Stories by Emily Hobbs

Northern Sampson road closed for bridge repairs

Yet another bridge is closed in Sampson County due to maintenance, this one in the northern end of the county near Dunn. This is the third structure in the last two weeks to be shut for repairs. State Road 1005, known as Green Path Road, has a bridge closed just south of Savannah Hill Road. The section of Green Path Road that is impacted by the cl

Black bear roaming Roseboro

A black bear was seen roaming the streets of Roseboro Friday morning, and residents took action hoping to get the bear picked up by Wildlife agents. “At 11:30 a.m. this morning I looked outside after a neighbor called me saying she had seen a black bear,” said Anna Caldwell in an interview Friday. Tonya Ivey called Caldwell and told he

Vital Statistics

Building Permits David Bradshaw, 980 sq. ft., mobile home setup Clinton Dialysis, 2,327 sq. ft., business renovations Carl Westbrook, 700 sq. ft., mobile home setup Clinton Medical, 200 sq. ft., business renovations Deborah Williams, 256 sq. ft., residential addition Molly Kilpatrick, 1,224 sq. ft., Walgreens, business renovations Boyd Matt

Sampson County residents can expect deal with two bridge closures, and thus portions of the roads where they are located, over the next few months, one a temporary closure for repairs and a second for a complete bridge replacement.
Wright Bridge Road will be closed in both directions starting 8 a.m. on Aug. 4; the closure will continue through the

Bridge repairs close Sampson roads

Sampson County residents can expect deal with two bridge closures, and thus portions of the roads where they are located, over the next few months, one a temporary closure for repairs and a second for a complete bridge replacement. Wright Bridge Road will be closed in both directions starting 8 a.m. on Aug. 4; the closure will continue through the

Clinton police were continuing to scour the downtown area this afternoon for a man who walked into Butler's Pharmacy earlier in the day, said he had a bomb and demanded drugs from the pharmacist. No one was injured in the incident.
It was the first violent crime to occur in the downtown area since surveillance cameras were installed in the downtow

Search continues for robbery suspect

Clinton police were continuing to scour the downtown area this afternoon for a man who walked into Butler's Pharmacy earlier in the day, said he had a bomb and demanded drugs from the pharmacist. No one was injured in the incident. It was the first violent crime to occur in the downtown area since surveillance cameras were installed in the downtow

Sampson County residents are going to see some new resources coming to play for those with diabetes, and services are already starting to be offered now at the Butler Court Senior Center.
On Wednesdays, from now through Aug. 27, a group of seniors are meeting from noon to 2 p.m., joining to work on their diabetes management skills.
Elazzoa McArth

Learning to manage diabetes

Sampson County residents are going to see some new resources coming to play for those with diabetes, and services are already starting to be offered now at the Butler Court Senior Center. On Wednesdays, from now through Aug. 27, a group of seniors are meeting from noon to 2 p.m., joining to work on their diabetes management skills. Elazzoa McArth

Courtesy photo
The Gregorys will be in concert Sunday, July 27 at Turkey Baptist Church, 144 E. Faison Ave. Turkey. The Rev. Ron Bryan is the pastor. No admission charge, but a love offering will be received.

The Gregorys coming to Turkey Baptist

Courtesy photo The Gregorys will be in concert Sunday, July 27 at Turkey Baptist Church, 144 E. Faison Ave. Turkey. The Rev. Ron Bryan is the pastor. No admission charge, but a love offering will be received.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysJuly 27 Jessica Honrine Sheila Brunson July 28 Nellie Davis Jean Horner David Hobbs July 29 Rich Reed Lois Ashley Luke Starling Byrd Gary McMillan Phillip Jones July 30 Lasha Carter Henry Weeks July 31 Lottie Darden Virginia Smith Angie New Johnny Lockamy Virginia Smith Aug. 1 Jeanette Wiggs Caleb Michael Madgar Gi

What's cookin'?

Clinton City Schools July 28 Chick Fillet on Bun Green Beans Mixed Fruit July 29 Pizza Broccoli w/Cheese Pineapple Tidbits July 30 Cheeseburger on Bun Baked Beans Applesauce July 31 BBQ Pork on Bun Corn Sliced Peaches Daily: Milk Baby carrots Fresh Fruit Locations: Sunset Avenue School will have breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. Lunch

Outreach in our churches

To report church news please email CLNlifestyle@civitasmedia.com or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication. Bearskin MBC Annual Senior Citizen's Appreciation Day will be observed Sunday, July 27 at 11 a.m.. Dinner will be served. The annual Stuff the Bus Event (Bearskin M B Church Bus) will be Friday, Aug. 1 and

Music lovers are in for a treat next week when two musicians will bring their talents to Clinton for what is being called a special performance.
The Sampson Arts Council is hosting the free classical music piano recital at First Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St., Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.. Vincent L. Povazsay and Richard Drehoff will perform.

Pianist to perform free concert

Music lovers are in for a treat next week when two musicians will bring their talents to Clinton for what is being called a special performance. The Sampson Arts Council is hosting the free classical music piano recital at First Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St., Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.. Vincent L. Povazsay and Richard Drehoff will perform.

The Sampson Arts Council is sponsoring “Art For Lunch” this Friday, July 25, at Ted's Steakhouse, 337 Northeast Blvd in Clinton, from noon-1:30 p.m.
The event features Dr. Rue Lee-Holmes on xylophone.
“Art For Lunch” is a great opportunity to dine with friends and enjoy free musical entertainment by a local artist, Arts Co

'Art of Lunch' on tap Friday

The Sampson Arts Council is sponsoring “Art For Lunch” this Friday, July 25, at Ted's Steakhouse, 337 Northeast Blvd in Clinton, from noon-1:30 p.m. The event features Dr. Rue Lee-Holmes on xylophone. “Art For Lunch” is a great opportunity to dine with friends and enjoy free musical entertainment by a local artist, Arts Co

Newton Grove student receives scholarship

RALEIGH — The Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) recently announced that Emily Harrison is the recipient of an LGFCU scholarship award. Harrison, of Newton Grove, will use her scholarship to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is one of 120 deserving high school seniors and post-secondary students that wi

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Anthony Dunn, 1,008 sq. ft., mobile home setup William Grantham, 400 sq. ft., residential addition Elmond McKichen, 1,000 sq. ft., residential renovations Henrietta Kirby, 1,400 sq. ft., mobile home setup Leon Underwood, 420 sq. ft., residential addition Isiah Herring, Jr., 616 sq. ft., residential addition Tori Bell, mobile

The Christian faith and comedy will meet at Mintz Baptist Church in the upcoming weekends. The church's dinner theater is going into its 14th season, and tickets are still available for this annual event.
Each year the church puts on a performance designed to draw in a crowd and raise some money to help the church and the school, Mintz Christian A

Comedy and Christian faith meet in local church production

The Christian faith and comedy will meet at Mintz Baptist Church in the upcoming weekends. The church's dinner theater is going into its 14th season, and tickets are still available for this annual event. Each year the church puts on a performance designed to draw in a crowd and raise some money to help the church and the school, Mintz Christian A

Garrett Whipkey has always been interested in politics, but he never really saw it as a career path until recently.
The 2010 Hobbton High graduate and senior at Western Carolina University experienced the epiphany gradually, as his involvement in WCU's Student Government Association grew — first as a member of the college Democrats and later

Political passion, penchant for service

Garrett Whipkey has always been interested in politics, but he never really saw it as a career path until recently. The 2010 Hobbton High graduate and senior at Western Carolina University experienced the epiphany gradually, as his involvement in WCU's Student Government Association grew — first as a member of the college Democrats and later

AUTRYVILLE — Anyone in need of some clean, family fun a couple of nights a month need look no further than Autryville. Pittman and Betty Horne, the owners of Pittman's Corner Grill, host a musical bluegrass night on the first and third Thursdays at their restaurant in the heart of downtown.
A little over five years ago, Charles Carlisle and

Bluegrass lovers have a chance to groove

AUTRYVILLE — Anyone in need of some clean, family fun a couple of nights a month need look no further than Autryville. Pittman and Betty Horne, the owners of Pittman's Corner Grill, host a musical bluegrass night on the first and third Thursdays at their restaurant in the heart of downtown. A little over five years ago, Charles Carlisle and

NEWTON GROVE — The town board rallied together Monday night to push for better tax collection of delinquent taxes, a move designed to get the revenue due the town into the forefront of the minds of citizens who are behind.
“Basically we have collected 98.8 percent of our taxes for the year,” detailed town clerk Amanda Turner duri

Newton Grove cracking down on delinquent taxpayers

NEWTON GROVE — The town board rallied together Monday night to push for better tax collection of delinquent taxes, a move designed to get the revenue due the town into the forefront of the minds of citizens who are behind. “Basically we have collected 98.8 percent of our taxes for the year,” detailed town clerk Amanda Turner duri

ROSEBORO — The new N.C. 24 highway is expected to bypass Roseboro, just as it will Autryville, and the town of approximately 1,200 citizens is already feeling some of the changes of the new expansion. While there are concerns about the town being bypassed, local officials hope to offset some of the potential concerns of lost businesses by inc

Roseboro readies for new road

ROSEBORO — The new N.C. 24 highway is expected to bypass Roseboro, just as it will Autryville, and the town of approximately 1,200 citizens is already feeling some of the changes of the new expansion. While there are concerns about the town being bypassed, local officials hope to offset some of the potential concerns of lost businesses by inc

UCare is putting out a request to the community for locals to step up and help bolster their efforts to continue providing services through their Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs.
“The state has not passed their budget and there have been a ton of cuts,” said UCare executive director Pamela Gonzalez during an interview at

UCare in search of new funding

UCare is putting out a request to the community for locals to step up and help bolster their efforts to continue providing services through their Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs. “The state has not passed their budget and there have been a ton of cuts,” said UCare executive director Pamela Gonzalez during an interview at




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