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

News briefs

Story Time Registration — at all Sampson County Public Libraries will be Aug. 25-29. Please stop by your local library. FMI Addie Hodges at 592-4153. Turkey Nutrition Site — health fair on Friday, Aug. 22, at 30 Market St.. Free food and door prizes. Assorted health agencies will be available. Kidney, blood pressure, sugar screenings a

Outreach in our churches

Cedar Point DOC The 117th Homecoming Celebration will be Sept. 14. The theme is “For Your Glory.” Attire for the day is overalls, jeans, bonnets and long skirts. Please bring donations for our Operation Christmas Child Mission Project! Christian Fellowship Women's Conference on Saturday, at 6 p.m. Three speakers including Ann Mosson

Forest Service preparing woodland plans again

The state budget approved by the General Assembly directed the NC Forest Service to start charging for woodland plans, which are commonly referred to as forest management plans. The budget bill allowed the NC Board of Agriculture to review and approve the fees, which it did in August. With the budget and fee schedule in place, the NC Forest Servic

Youth touched, helped me

Editor: It is very important to me, and I believe it would help a lot of people, especially the elderl,y to have this information. That's why I chose to write to your readers today. Several months ago, I needed a ramp so that I could use my walker to learn how to walk without falling in my front yard. Around the month of May, I contacted the Dep

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent
Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church members sort through school supplies collected for their 9th Annual Back-to-School Celebration, being held Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Free school supplies will be available for everyone who attends, while supplies last. FMI, call Carolyn Williams-Monk at 910-590-7

Readying the supplies

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Bearskin Missionary Baptist Church members sort through school supplies collected for their 9th Annual Back-to-School Celebration, being held Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Free school supplies will be available for everyone who attends, while supplies last. FMI, call Carolyn Williams-Monk at 910-590-7

News briefs

Harrells Unity in Community — celebration on Aug. 23 at Harrells Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, bingo, free food and area churches will be some of the activities. Sampson County Board of Health — is meeting, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ashford Inn. McPhail Family Reunion — will meet Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., at Hobbton Eleme

Building Permits Cindy Joiner, 900 sq. ft., residential addition New Life Baptist Church, 864 sq. ft., residential addition John Sessoms, 980 sq. ft., mobile home setup Tim Spell, 528 sq. ft., residential addition Reuben and Debbie Parker, 576 sq. ft., residential addition Leyber Perez, residential renovations Glenda Presley, 910 sq. ft., re

Church Outreach

Baldwin Branch, Elizabethtown The women's conference continues tonight at 7:30 p.m.. The guest pastors are Friday-Ashley Carter of World Over-comers Christian Church. The conference concludes on Sunday, Aug. 17 with 10 a.m. worship service by guest pastor Cheryl Moore. Beaver Dam MBC Note time change. Saturday, Aug. 16 at 2:30 p.m. will be Fami

BirthdaysAug. 17 Michael Toler Amy Bass Ruby Bennerman Veronica Phillips Serenity Hobbs Pat Drew Erin Ellis Brenda R. McCullen Ivy Lewis Stella Faison Aug. 18 Evelyn Hobbs Brenda Baxley Heather Straughn Alma Dove Aug. 19 John Miller Margaret Davidson Chrissy Fitzpatrick Annabell Lee McCullen Aug. 20 LaQuida Williams James Cal

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Sonja Whitted, 2,200 sq. ft., residential renovations Curtis Smith, 630 sq. ft., residential addition Juanita Brewington, residential additon Esmerelda Rodriguez, 1,848 sq. ft., mobile home setup Comfort Homes, 1,784 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Venture Manor, 756 sq. ft., mobile home setup Mingo Baptist Church, 200 s

News Briefs

Harrells Christian Academy — Kindergarten PARENT meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. in room 135 of the school's main building. On Tuesday, Aug 12 there will be a drop-in orientation for grades K-5 from 4-6 p.m.. Drop in orientation for middle and high school students will be from 6-8 p.m.. The first day of school is Aug. 14. MLK Community

Vital statistics

Building Permits Daily and Associates, 1,200 sq. ft., demolition Danny Williams, 980 sq. ft, mobile home setup Angel Zuniga, ,1456 sq. ft, mobile home setup Joseph Lewis, 1,216 sq. ft, mobile home setup Tori Bell, 1,152 sq. ft, mobile home setup Miguel Crespo, ,1008 sq. ft, mobile home setup Jesse Marshburn, 2,240 sq. ft, mobile home setup

The Sampson Arts Council is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Sept. 23.
Since 1977, The North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides fundin

Arts Council accepting subgrant applications

The Sampson Arts Council is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through Sept. 23. Since 1977, The North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides fundin

The Sampson Community Theatre is promising a super splash next weekend with the wave of three casts in its production of “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” in a junior version of the Disney classic.
“This is the first time we've done 'The Little Mermaid',” said director Angela Martin.
“The age of the cast is 4 to 15-years-old

'Little Mermaid' to make an SCT splash

The Sampson Community Theatre is promising a super splash next weekend with the wave of three casts in its production of “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” in a junior version of the Disney classic. “This is the first time we've done 'The Little Mermaid',” said director Angela Martin. “The age of the cast is 4 to 15-years-old

Cowand, Purdie named to honor roll

RALEIGH — Alex Cowand, daughter of Wes and Nancy Cowand, and Emma Purdie, daughter of David and Shawn Purdie, all of Clinton, have been named to the first and second semester honor rolls for the 2013-14 year at Saint Mary's School. Miss Cowand graduated in May with high honors and Miss Purdie is a rising 10th grader. To be eligible for the

Roseboro needs a helipad, and the town's Fire Department is coming to the rescue.
The Fire Department is sponsoring a concert this weekend with hopes of raising needed funds to put in a helipad in the town of Roseboro. The concert, featuring Amanda Daughtry, is Saturday, Aug. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center.
Roseboro

Helipad help coming through concert

Roseboro needs a helipad, and the town's Fire Department is coming to the rescue. The Fire Department is sponsoring a concert this weekend with hopes of raising needed funds to put in a helipad in the town of Roseboro. The concert, featuring Amanda Daughtry, is Saturday, Aug. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center. Roseboro

Learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, being offerd at the Shady Grove OFWB Church beginning Aug. 17.
FPU is a nine-week video-based, small group program that teaches Biblical principles for handling money. This course has transformed the lives of millions by freeing them from debt and teaching them how t

Shady Grove offering 9-week finance course

Learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, being offerd at the Shady Grove OFWB Church beginning Aug. 17. FPU is a nine-week video-based, small group program that teaches Biblical principles for handling money. This course has transformed the lives of millions by freeing them from debt and teaching them how t

News briefs

Monroe and Mary Lee Reunion — will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Taste of Heaven Campground, 2713 Harnett Dunn Hwy., Dunn. Meal catered by Meadow Restaurant, $10 per person. FMI 892-5173 The Halls High School Class of 1954 — will celebrate its 60th reunion Sunday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m., at Hong Kong City Restaurant in Clinton. FMI M

Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysAug. 3 Alice Daniels Gerald Royal Ella Best Kylee Brewington Donald Turner Aug. 4 Cassandra Cuvije Sheretha Williams Darlene Newkirk Sonny Dickinson Aug. 5 J. Davis Tyndall Ivey Jones Cita Carter Jennifer Young Aug. 6 Rusty Boyette Cathy New Francie Gaskins Cynthia Scarpone Aug. 7 Roy Cartrette Dustin McCullen Matti

SALEMBURG — Tarheel ChalleNGe is celebrating 20 years, and Colonel Edward W. Timmons, Sr. is looking forward to bringing that celebration to the community. The school has been a staple in the area, he said, and it shares a history built on hard work and determination.
“We will be emphasizing a tribute throughout the entire year,”

ChalleNGe to celebrate 20 years

SALEMBURG — Tarheel ChalleNGe is celebrating 20 years, and Colonel Edward W. Timmons, Sr. is looking forward to bringing that celebration to the community. The school has been a staple in the area, he said, and it shares a history built on hard work and determination. “We will be emphasizing a tribute throughout the entire year,”




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