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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

The Sampson Independent took home three awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association's News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest recognizing excellence in journalism.
The honors included a top prize for the Independent staff for best community coverage among daily newspapers under 15,000 circulation, as well as two individual awards. Th

Independent wins 3 N.C. Press awards

The Sampson Independent took home three awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association's News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest recognizing excellence in journalism. The honors included a top prize for the Independent staff for best community coverage among daily newspapers under 15,000 circulation, as well as two individual awards. Th

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMarch 1 Roy Cannady Richard Landes Renee Parker Pauline Carter Ara Lewis Mary Hardy Holly Burgess Betty Lane March 2 Anna Bradshaw Travis Faircloth Mary Cudse Twilla Boyette March 3 Ardith Cannon Mary Vernon Janice Allen Mary Fryar Avis Peacock Judy Eason March 4 Phyllis Lane Kevin Ellis Brittany Knowles Carolyn Ne

Community Bulletin Board

Johnny Mac & Tradition — will perform at the Bellamy Center Monday, Feb. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. The Squealin' for a Cure 5K Glow Run — returns on March 28.! Hosted by the Murphy Brown Relay for Life team, and timed by Run the East, this family friendly event offers a little something for everyone while providing a challenging rout

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Charles Daniels, 96 sq. ft., residential addition Dale Phillips, 1,120 sq. ft., mobile home setup Yolanda Daughtry, 1,680 sq. ft., mobile home setup Jamie Williams, 1125 sq. ft., residential addition Cirilo Sanacruz, 1,320 sq. ft., mobile home setup Leonard House, 1,568 sq. ft., mobile home setup Hugo Rodriguez, 2,961 sq. ft

On Feb. 11, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School held a second nine weeks awards program to recognize the success of their students. The students were recognized for various achievements, including Perfect Attendance, Leopard Pride, Honor Roll, Principal's List, and Superintendent's List. RS staff said they were very proud of their students and all tha

R-S touts students for their achievements

On Feb. 11, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School held a second nine weeks awards program to recognize the success of their students. The students were recognized for various achievements, including Perfect Attendance, Leopard Pride, Honor Roll, Principal's List, and Superintendent's List. RS staff said they were very proud of their students and all tha

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. AutryvilleCOG of ProphecyRuss Adair will be in concert on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the church, located at

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsFeb. 23 Chicken Nuggets w/ Roll Grilled Ham & Cheese Corn Steamed Carrots Sliced Pears Feb. 24 Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce Corn Dog Green Beans California Vegetables Applesauce Feb. 25 Fried Chicken w/Roll Beef Rib Hoagie Mashed Potatoes Collards Peaches Feb. 26 Cheeseburger on Bun Chicken Noodle Bake w/Roll

Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysFeb. 22 Kyla Honrine Tempie Matthews Feb. 23 Ray Allen Cannon Belle Pope Margaret Schweitzer Terica Sims Eloise Oates Geneva Ellis Jeffrey Goodman Feb. 24 Frederick Fleming Jennifer Everette Tracy Alpine Becky Barfield Barbara Singletary Feb. 25 Flossie Davis Houston Lockamy Steve Austin Jernigan Ronald Royal David Me

Midway Elementary names honor students

Midway Elementary recently released the names of students who made the school's honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those students are: Superintendent's List 5th grade: Amelia Tart 4th grade: Casey Culbreth Principal's List 5th grade: Madissen Cannady, Hunter Warren, Ashton Brown, Kayla Beasley, Briar Lusk, Alana Rozier, Ryle

Clinton resident makes Rhodes honor roll

Clinton resident Avery K. Blankenship was named to the Rhodes College Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for the honor roll, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better. Blankenship is a graduate of Sampson Early College High School. Found

February is bringing new life to St. Paul's Episcopal Church just in time for spring, and the new rector, the Rev. Daniel Cenci, is helping to usher in a touch of modernity while holding fast to the church's traditional historic faith.
Cenci's first Sunday was Feb. 1, and the Maryland born reverend is quick to share that his family is originally f

St. Paul's Episcopal welcomes new rector

February is bringing new life to St. Paul's Episcopal Church just in time for spring, and the new rector, the Rev. Daniel Cenci, is helping to usher in a touch of modernity while holding fast to the church's traditional historic faith. Cenci's first Sunday was Feb. 1, and the Maryland born reverend is quick to share that his family is originally f

Church Outreach

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. All Together Ministries Sunday evening service Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.. Speaker Elder Reginald Lamb from Goshen Disciple Church Newton Grove. Come looking for your soul to

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Marceline Sanchez, 756 sq. ft., mobile home setup Michael Wells, 2,167 sq. ft., residential renovations Dallas Freeman, 280 sq. ft., residential renovations WF Carr, 2,061 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Inocente Gomez, 100 sq. ft., residential renovations Larry McPhail Jr., demolition Edwin Purcell, 1,012 sq. ft., resid

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsFeb. 16 No school Feb. 17 Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger Corn Pinto Beans Applesauce Feb. 18 Turkey & Noodles w/Roll Grilled Ham & Cheese Green Beans Candied Yams Peaches Cranberry Sauce Feb. 19 Chick Fillet on Bun Sloppy Joe on Bun Glazed Carrots Black Eye Peas Pear Halves Feb. 20 Pepperoni Pizza Che

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysFeb. 15 Johnie Faison Maxie Robinson Katina Johnson Brenda Williams Feb. 16 Phyllis Bradshaw Stephanie Monroe Feb. 17 Trista Sharp Fontaine Mainor Hannah Kearns Feb. 18 Matt Teasdale Cheryle Miskimen Ginger Grice Angel Partin Nancy Little Shanique Fennell Merita Rich Louise Carter Feb. 19 Brandon Westbrook Brook Simm

Vital Statistics

Building Permits El Padron, 1,800 sq. ft., business renovation Eduardo Ortiz, 2,499 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Pamela Bolling, 1,216 sq. ft., mobile home setup Lorenzo Smith, 1,064 sq. ft., mobile home setup Deborah and Millard Owen, 1,400 sq. ft., moved house Ronald Highsmith, 7,000 sq. ft., removed Annell Starling, 1,000 sq. ft.,

Church Outreach

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. Ashley Chapel AME Zion Black History Month celebration, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Calvary Baptist The Watchmen Quartet will be in concert March 1, 6 p.m. Church is located

Community Bulletin Board

Union High Spartans All Classes Reunion Cruise — Feb. 25 is the last day to reserve a cabin for the cruise from Charleston to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas, Oct. 1-5. Please contact Bob at CrusieOne at 1-800-587-1711. CPR and First Aid Safety — Department of Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will host a Lunch and Learn on Feb

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen Britt, Jr. of Suttontown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Marie Britt, to Dr. Aaron Michael Roberts.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Estalene Lindsay and the late James Earl Lindsay of Suttontown and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen Britt of Newton Grove.
The groom-elect is the so

Britt, Roberts to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen Britt, Jr. of Suttontown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Marie Britt, to Dr. Aaron Michael Roberts. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Estalene Lindsay and the late James Earl Lindsay of Suttontown and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen Britt of Newton Grove. The groom-elect is the so

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysFeb. 8 Kelly Boyette Minnie Jackson Evelyn S. Brown Cindy Honeycutt Taylor Hales Feb. 9 George Eldridge Hairr Johnny Avery Leatrice Spell Jerry Tyndall Annie Naylor Feb. 10 Lizzie Murphy Feb. 11 Mary Farmer Jorge Soza Shawn Chiasson Johnny Smith Tytianna Neal Feb. 12 Janie Medlin Gail Tyndall Agnes Smith Joel Dougla





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