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Wreck leaves 2 injured, car engulfed

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A head-on collision on Sunset Avenue Sunday morning left one vehicle in flames and two motorists injured, according to reports filed Monday at the Clinton Police Department.The wreck occurred at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in front of KFC near Shamrock Plaza.According to reports by Clinton Police Officer Justin Tyson, Frederick Alexander Chisholm, 29, of Clinton, was traveling east on Sunset Avenue in a 2000 Honda passenger car when his vehicle veered into the oncoming lanes and into the path of a 1989 GMC truck being driven the opposite direction by Patrick Edward Jones, 33, of Turkey.

 

Community Bulletin Board

Elmer Flake Benefit — Plate sale, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-until, at the Faison Fire Department. Eat in, take out, or delivery. FMI or to purchase a plate, call Skippy Jackson at 990-9554, Glenn Jernigan at 990-0969 or L.S. Guy at 910-267-6441. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to Faison Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 160, Faison, N.C. 28341. The former Faison mayor is battling Pulmonary Fibrosis and is now facing a lung transplant....

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Clinton teen arrested in break-in

A Clinton teenager has received felony charges in connection with a break-in reported Sunday.Allantis Dezsarontea Warren, 19, of 7237 Keener Road, Clinton, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing/concealing stolen property.He was served the charges at the Sampson County Detention Center at 4 p.m. Sunday.According to reports, the break-in occurred at a Godwin-area residence. During the incident, a rear door window was bro...

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CrimeWatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff’s Office daily jail report.)Arrests• Oct. 17 — Maria Darden Hicks, 31, of 416 Herring Ave., Garland, was charged with failure to return rental property. Written promise was set at $500; court date is Nov. 20.• Oct. 17 — Stanley Sutton, 59, of...

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Vital Statistics

Building PermitsRaul Llamas, 82 sq. ft., signWilliam Faircloth, 2,128 sq. ft., mobile home setupMiles Jackson, 625 sq. ft., residential additionChristopher Jolly, 2,106 sq. ft., new single family dwellingWilliam Faircloth, 256 sq. ft., residential additionJose Escalara, 1,836 sq. ft., mobile home setupJose Cervantes, 1,344 sq. ft., mobile home setupAbilia Velasquez, 1680 sq. ft., mobile ho...

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Ways of treating Glaucoma

October is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and I have been writing about the main types of glaucoma and how they can affect our vision. Today I will try to cover the types of treatment available to control the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye and protect us from sight loss.The standard treatment for glaucoma, in the past has always been the use of eye drops and pills to control the IOP. Not every patient responds the same to these medications. In some cases, certain medicati...

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Lady Horses bow out of playoffs

The Clinton volleyball team traveled to Creedmoor for a first round playoff matchup with the Lady Vikings of South Granville. The Lady Vikings, representing the 2A Northern Carolina Conference, took a 23-3 record into the match and defeated the visiting Lady Horses 3-0, ending Clinton’s season and booting them from the playoffs. Clinton ends the season with a 10-13 overall record and 7-7 in the Four County Conference.

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Lady Raiders roll into second round

The Midway Lady Raiders edged out Southwest Edgecomb on Saturday in Spivey’s Corner in 3 sets. Midway won the matches by scores of 25-16, 25-12, and 25-14.Kelsey Pondo had 10 kills, 9 assists, 4 blocks, and 2 aces on 8 service points. Amber Poole had 4 kills, 17 assists, and 3 aces on 13 service points. Hannah Hubbard had 6 kills; Hailey West had 5 kills and 7 aces on 11 service points, and Leah Williams had an ace on 9 service points.

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Lady Spartans beat Pamlico, advance in playoffs

Union took down Pamlico, a 10-2 team in their conference on Saturday in 3 sets to advance to round 2 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Union won the sets by scores of 27-25, 25-21, AND 25-23.“The girls hands down played the best that they have all season. Each point was a great rally. Each and every player contributed and gave 110 percent,” said Union’s head coach, Krystin Moore.Union plays in the second round on Tuesday. They will play at Northside at 7 p....

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Telephones, theaters in Clinton

(Editor’s note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.)In 1885, just a year prior to the railroad being built into Clinton, the first telegraph wires were put into operation.

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Gambling with Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly is a gambler. Some of you may recognize the name. He is the U.S. doctor who recently contracted the Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. You may have seen him on TV when he was released from the hospital in Atlanta. He surely wasn’t in Las Vegas, but is probably a gambler in the truest sense of the word.In the letter to the Philippians in the Bible, the Apostle Paul writes about a fellow Christian named Epaphroditus. Paul states that ...

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Working for a brighter NC

(Editor’s note: Beginning today, opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will be provided. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit oped pieces of their choosing. All content had to be provided by Monday, Oct. 6. Those appearing over the next few days and weeks are the ones that were submitted. No additional candidate pieces will be accepted at this time. Letters to the editor regarding political campaign...

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What’s cookin’?

Sampson County SchoolsOct. 20Lasagna Cheese Roll up orCheeseburgerCandied YamsGarden PeasFresh FruitMilkOct. 21Taco orHot Ham & Cheese SandwichSeasoned CornBreaded OkraPineappleFresh FruitMilkOct. 22Salisbury ...

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Compare, choose Medicare plans

Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. The Annual Election Period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Take advantage of the Annual Election Period, and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both.

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Earth-conscious meets fashion-conscious with TORRAIN handbags

TORRAIN was born in 2009 when founder, Nyla Jano visited a night market in Cambodia and was struck by a local woman, Sothea’s, innovative use of recycled materials. Sothea purchased discarded materials and then employed local families to wash, dry and sew them into colorful tote bags. Nyla quickly introduced herself and the two discussed a way for Nyla to design more products back home in Portland, Oregon, while providing an opportunity for Cambodian artisans to produce them at a fair w...

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Stokes, Wider touted

Courtesy photoSunset Avenue Elementary School recently named its top student and staff member for the month. Fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Stokes was named Employee of the Month and fourth-grade student Malik Wider was named the top Student of the Month.Courtesy photoSunset Avenue Elementary School recently named its top student and staff member for the month. Fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Stokes was named Employee of the Month and fourth-grade student Malik W...

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Lady Leopards advance to round 2

The Lady Devil Pups of Camp LeJeune travelled to Lakewood for the first round of the 1A state volleyball playoffs on Saturday. The Leopards earned a number one seed for the playoffs and were heavily favored in the match. But in the spirit of the Marine Corps, the Lady Devil Pups came into the gym ready to engage the enemy and they fought hard for three sets, putting up 12, 19, and 18 points, respectively.

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Pottery, woodwork part of upcoming UMO show

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will host the Grubbs and Williams Show in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery from October 18 through Nov. 22, with a reception on Nov. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.. The joint show will include displays of pottery and woodwork.Frank Grubbs is a self-taught potter in the field of ceramics. His work is comprised of unique, one of a kind pottery pieces. Grubbs has taught ceramics at Mount Olive Junior College (now the University of Mount Olive),...

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