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

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Denis Zeledon, 2,040 sq. ft., mobile home setup Victor Funez, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setup Angel Zuniga, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setup True Faith Baptist Church, 1,746 sq. ft., new storage Thomas McPhail, 600 sq. ft., residential addition Edna Martin, 816 sq. ft., residential addition Kenneth and Sharon Raynor, 3,794s

Operation Medicine Drop coming to Warsaw

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Warsaw Police Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent accidental poisonings, abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Area residents are asked to bring their medications for disposal to the Warsaw Piggly Wiggly

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the sixth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm's success.
Cape Fear Farm Credit is offering the Farm Cred

Cape Fear Farm Credit accepting apps Planner Program

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the sixth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm's success. Cape Fear Farm Credit is offering the Farm Cred

Reid earns top state honor

GREENSBORO – Three City of Greensboro employees received state awards at the NC Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) / National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2014 annual banquet on Sept. 10 in Sunset Beach. Greensboro interim Assistant City Manager Wesley Reid was presented with North Carolina's highest civilian

Church Outreach

To report church news please email CLNlifestyle@civitasmedia.com or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication. Baldwin Branch MBC, Elizabethtown The Baldwin Branch Men's conference will be Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday Sept. 21. Saturday's session registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the conference at 9 a.m. The

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent
Salemburg Elementary students had the chance to spend Tuesday morning with their grandparents during their annual Grits for Grands event. Grandmother Dolores Howard had her breakfast with three of her grandchildren, Perquasia Owens, Taru Howard and Zallisha Howard on Sept. 16 in the cafeteria.

Grits for Grands comes to S'burg Elementary

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Salemburg Elementary students had the chance to spend Tuesday morning with their grandparents during their annual Grits for Grands event. Grandmother Dolores Howard had her breakfast with three of her grandchildren, Perquasia Owens, Taru Howard and Zallisha Howard on Sept. 16 in the cafeteria.

Last week, the Sampson Community College Foundation held its annual Scholar-Donor cookout as a way of saying thanks to local donors who contribute funds that make it possible for students to go to college who might not otherwise be able. It also enables scholar recipients to meet the donors face to face and say thanks for the generosity.
“Th

SCC Foundation creating opportunities for students

Last week, the Sampson Community College Foundation held its annual Scholar-Donor cookout as a way of saying thanks to local donors who contribute funds that make it possible for students to go to college who might not otherwise be able. It also enables scholar recipients to meet the donors face to face and say thanks for the generosity. “Th

What's cookin'?

Sampson County SchoolsSept. 22 Turkey & Cheese Hoagie or BBQ Beef Rib Squash Orange Glazed Carrots Applesauce Fresh Fruit Milk Sept. 23 Grilled Chick Fillet Sandwich or Pork Chop Sandwich Carrot Sticks w/Dip Potato Rounds Peaches Fresh Fruit Milk Sept. 24 Pizza or Corn Dog Nuggets Candied Yams Steamed Broccoli Pineapple Fr

Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysSept. 21 Joseph Colin Madgar Sadie McKoy Peggy Melvin Tim Bass Aleasha McPhail Eboni Stewart Sept. 22 Margaret Rich Luther Tyndall Jason Johnson Major Brown Lillian Murphy Margaret Hooks Ellen Underwood Harold Hubert Johnson Tammy Louise Butler Sept. 23 Amanda Carroll Jamie Gregory Gene Honeycutt Janice Andrews Kimber

Union High Class of 1974 — committee will meet Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and events. Members of the 1974 class are asked to contact: Bruce Alford, Danny Bell, Robert Ervin Carr, Sallie Cromartie, Lonnie Emanuel, James Faison, Elaine

Vital Statistics

Land Transfers Geddie and Jane Tew to Linda and Thurman Murphy Duncan Faircloth to the Duncan Faircloth Trust Betty and Philip Merritt to Merritt Family Farms Margaret King to Henry King Judy Hall and Robbie Lane to Alton Williams Bessie and Joseph Underwood to Venture Manor Michael Melton to Laurie Melton Laurie Herring to James Herring J

Thursday evening the Sampson Arts Council and local churches came together in an art exhibit that brought to life dozens of churches from the farthest reaches of Sampson.
The Churches of Sampson County Artist reception was held at the Small House on Sept. 11, giving the artists and the public a chance to mingle and get a first glimpse at their hou

'Thrilling' turnout for church exhibit

Thursday evening the Sampson Arts Council and local churches came together in an art exhibit that brought to life dozens of churches from the farthest reaches of Sampson. The Churches of Sampson County Artist reception was held at the Small House on Sept. 11, giving the artists and the public a chance to mingle and get a first glimpse at their hou

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent
Robin Willard from Clinton Drug takes time to talk with Mittie Armwood about health management at the Roseboro Community Building on Friday morning as part of the town's community events.
Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent
Linda Barton, with Quantum Medical Supply, talked to the senior citizens gathered at the

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Robin Willard from Clinton Drug takes time to talk with Mittie Armwood about health management at the Roseboro Community Building on Friday morning as part of the town's community events. Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Linda Barton, with Quantum Medical Supply, talked to the senior citizens gathered at the

Town of Newton Grove — will host Movie Night Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The movie Frozen will be shown on the baseball field at Weeks Park. Admission is free for everyone. Clinton High Alumni — Class of 1975 class reunion planning meeting Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Lisbon Street Baptist, 401 Lisbon St., Clinton. Sampson County

Courtesy photos
Principal Linda Jewel Carr and students at Union Elementary held a ribbon ceremony on Sept. 5, in memory of Tashyia Dornita Robinson, the 9-year-old killed in a Aug. 29 fire, along with five others. She was a third-grade student at the school.
Courtesy photos
Principal Linda Jewel Carr and students at Union Elementary held a ribb

Courtesy photos Principal Linda Jewel Carr and students at Union Elementary held a ribbon ceremony on Sept. 5, in memory of Tashyia Dornita Robinson, the 9-year-old killed in a Aug. 29 fire, along with five others. She was a third-grade student at the school. Courtesy photos Principal Linda Jewel Carr and students at Union Elementary held a ribb

In just a few weekends, residents in Sampson County are going to have the chance to gather and listen to some glorifying gospel music in what will be the 97th Annual Sampson County Gospel Sing.
The sing, which was first known as the “Fleet Sessoms Sing” has been a staple of the local gospel community for almost a hundred years, dating

Sing to benefit children, bring praise

In just a few weekends, residents in Sampson County are going to have the chance to gather and listen to some glorifying gospel music in what will be the 97th Annual Sampson County Gospel Sing. The sing, which was first known as the “Fleet Sessoms Sing” has been a staple of the local gospel community for almost a hundred years, dating

Roseboro Fire Chief Bobby Owen has resigned from the fire department after 32 years of service. His resignation was effective Sept. 8.
During Tuesday night's town board meeting, clerk Nancy Lindsay read Owen's resignation letter to the board.
In his letter, Owen stated that he has “come to a crossroads in my life and after much prayer, thou

Roseboro fire chief resigns

Roseboro Fire Chief Bobby Owen has resigned from the fire department after 32 years of service. His resignation was effective Sept. 8. During Tuesday night's town board meeting, clerk Nancy Lindsay read Owen's resignation letter to the board. In his letter, Owen stated that he has “come to a crossroads in my life and after much prayer, thou

Sampson Arts Council —will hold a “Churches of Sampson County” Artist Reception Thursday, Sept. 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Victor R. Small House, 709 College St., Clinton. Free and open to the public. Light hors d' oeuvres will be provided and musical entertainment by flutist Doug Shaw. Meet the artists and discuss their work

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsSept. 15 Nachos w/Scoops Corn Dog Corn Pinto Beans Applesauce Sept. 16 Chicken Nuggets w/Roll Sloppy Joe on Bun Green Peas Steamed Carrots Fruit Slushie Sept. 17 Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich Chicken Noodle Bake w/Roll Green Beans Black Eye Peas Baked Apples Sept. 18 Hamburger Steak/Rice/Gravy Turkey &

Church outreach

Baptist Chapel Second Saturday sing will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Located 4 miles southeast of Clement. FMI 567-6888. Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church Annual Ushers' Ministry Service will be observed Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Guest messenger will be the Rev. Chris Brown and congregation of Holy Tabernacle United Holiness Church




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