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Taking the walk

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Gilbert Owens has been in the ministry for many years, but he did not experience the real church until he took a special walk.He wants others to experience it too.In October, Owens will participate in The Walk to Emmaus, a United Methodist Church program open to any member of a Christan denomination or non-denominational institution.“The sole focus is developing a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ,” Owens said about the four-day activity.

 

Prestage presents sign for airport

William Scott “Billy” Prestage recently held a ribbon cutting at the Clinton-Sampson Airport to dedicate the sign he completed for his Eagle Scout project.Members of the Airport Authority were present for the event.The teen erected a sign in front of the airport terminal to “welcome” people to the Clinton-Sampson Airport. It is complete with the 911 address. It is informational, as well as a beautification project to the local airport. The sign pr...

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Williams to ride for diabetes awareness

SALEMBURG — This Saturday, Perry Williams will ride his 15-speed Roadmaster bicycle, with a reflective American flag boldly displayed, for many miles on the highways of southeastern North Carolina.“It’s something I love doing,” Williams said while gripping the handlebars of his bike.With each push of the pedals, he wants to bring awareness to a serious health problem – diabetes.

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School supplies donated

School supplies donated

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UMS students get hands-on science experience

Union Middle School eighth-grade students from Leslie Matthis’ science class had an opportunity to travel to Camp Don Lee in Arapahoe, North Carolina this past spring. There, they had hands-on science experiences that she said she could never dream of giving her students in the classroom.Stephanie Malahias, former eighth-grade student at Union Middle School who attended the trip, said, “It was a fun and educational experience. It taught us how to understand the environm...

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HCA seniors receive blessing

August 17, 2014, marked Harrells Christian Academy’s seventh year holding the annual Senior Blessing Ceremony. All of the excited seniors waited patiently as they were called on stage one by one to stand beside their “senior blesser” and receiver their senior blessing. Each “blesser” shared words of encouragement for their “blessees” and positive remarks about them. The seniors smiled and listened intently, excited that the first of many HCA senior cl...

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Causes of retinal detachment

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A retinal detachment is the separation of the retina from the layer of blood vessels (the choroid) underneath it. The most common type is caused by a tear or a hole in the retina and if not treated, will cause blindness. It should be repaired as soon as possible. Sometimes a retinal detachment occurs without a hole or a tear in the retina. Although this can be due to a serious condition, it is treated differently than a detachme...

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News briefs

Fall Feeder Calf Sale — scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Cooperative Extension Livestock Facility has been cancelled.VFW Post 7547 — will meet Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the post home. FMI 592-3579Sampson Soil and Water — District Board of Supervisors will have a regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.. The meeting will be held at Pizza Inn, 1103 Sunset Ave., Clinton. FMI 592-7963 Ext. 3....

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