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Hobbton welcomes The Who, Cat in Hat, too

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See editorial A4Squeals of delight could be heard throughout Hobbton High School’s auditorium Wednesday morning, and they weren’t just coming from the hundreds of elementary students assembled there. Some of those squeals were coming from teachers, too, joining in the fun as the stage was flooded in light — and color — as a musical extravaganza got under way.The public will get its shot at experiencing the same kind of delight this weekend as the curtains rise again for “Seussical the Musical,” Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, beginning at 7 p.m.


‘Pond’ John and the upcoming Bass reunion

Robert Bass, 1842-1905, and Eliza Caroline King , 1848- 1903, parents of Joe Bass, were married in 1875. He was 33 and she was 32. They were married for 25 years. Robert had a brother, Joshua, and two sisters, Ketty and Anna. Robert’s twin brother was John , known in the community as “Pond” John because he would walk around the pond on the farm many times a day. He suffered from being shelled shocked while serving in the Army during the Civil War.

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Honor roll

Salemburg Elementary SchoolThe school recently named students to honor rolls for the third nine weeks grading period. They are:Superintendents’ List:3rd Grade: Kollin HunterPrincipal’s List:3rd Grade: Haley Parker, Summer Tyndall, Charlie Villeda-Nube, Anna Macon Hobbs, Genesis Ramirez, Makayla Street and Rosana Perez-...

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Blackburn crowned Miss Midway Middle

Courtesy photoAshton Blackburn, center, was crowned Miss Midway Middle 2014 on March 28. She is pictured with her court, from left: Kassiddy Holland, Miss Congeniality; Erica Bryant, Participation Award; McKenzie Naylor, first runnerup and Ambassador Award; Blackburn; Alexa Aviles, second runnerup’ Hannah Lucas, Participation Award; and Madison Peterson, Participation Award.

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David L. and Edith Royal Bradshaw

David and Edith were married on January 1, 1905. David was in his early 30’s and Edith was not quite 23. David was called Date and Edith was called Ince. Neither her marriage license or death records used her given name. David was born Sept 5, 1871 and died March 13, 1955 in Sampson County. He was the son of Jesse and Eliza Jane Hairr (Hare). Edith was born February 18, 1882 and died March 9, 1927 in Sampson County. She was the daughter of Isham and Laura West Royal. Edith died during t...

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Caldwell earns ECU’s John East Scholarship

Newton Grove native Adam Caldwell, 21, has recently been awarded the $6,000 John East Scholarship Award at East Carolina University.The scholarship was established in memory of former ECU Political Science Professor and Senator John East. Senator East is the only professor at East Carolina University to serve in the United States Senate. First awarded in fall 2002, the scholarship is awarded to upper level undergraduate students who are full-time political science majors at ECU. Three finalis...

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A life of service to God honored

A humbled Mike Shook offers his thanks to all those who participated in the April 6 Pastor Appreciation Service that honored his over 40 years in the ministry.Grandchildren Savannah Thornton, 11, and Kenan Thornton anxiously wait for their grandparents, Mike and Barbara Shook to arrive for the surprise celebration.With friends watching, a surprised Rev. Michael Shooko greets grandchildren Tyler Shook, Rebecca Shook and Graycie Thornton in the fellowship hall of Beaver Da...

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Boykins celebrate 50th anniversary

The Rev. Harold Boykin and the Rev. Alice Jean Boykin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 12.A banquet dinner was prepared and given by their children in the multi-purpose building at First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton.Family and friends attended the banquet.The couple was married April 12, 1964 in Dillon, S.C.

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Boykins celebrate 50th anniversary

The Rev. Harold Boykin and the Rev. Alice Jean Boykin...

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