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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.


Dark Horses get gutty road win at Trask, 2-1

Clinton traveled to Rocky Point on Monday afternoon to take away a 2-1 win from the hometown Titans. The Horses were led by Corey Smith who scored a goal and assisted Spell Carr on the other CHS goal.“We moved the ball well tonight but unfortunately could not find the back of the bet as often as we would have liked. We are pleased to get the win, but we need to execute better,” said Clinton’s head coach Brad Spell.Clinton solidified themselves as the nu...

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Leopards down Princeton

Lakewood traveled to Princeton Monday night and brought a 3-1 win back to Salemburg. Frances Flores scored all three goals for the Leopards and continued to have a great season. He moved to third in the conference in scoring after the game.“We played terrible in the first half and I told the guys that if they wanted to have any shot at making the playoffs, they had to pick it up in the second half. And they did. The second half was great for us and I am so proud of them for r...

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WIldcat 5K recap

Wildcat track coach Jeff Klaves said, “Hobbton would like to thank you for being a part of the 3rd running of the Hobbton Wildcat 5k! The community was out in full support and it was a beautiful morning for a run! All your support and contributions helped make the event such a big success. The results are attached. A huge thanks to all of our sponsors as well, their contributions continue to make the Hobbton Wildcat 5k a first-class event. Special thanks to the HHS Soccer, HHS FFA, HHS ...

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‘Cats cruise to victory on Senior Night

The Hobbton Wildcats’ soccer team finished their regular season Monday cruising to an 8-1 senior night victory over Neuse Charter.In a balanced scoring effort, Christian Vega scored twice for the Wildcats, Jair Sanchez scored 1, Alex Sandoval score 1, Dakota Salazar scored 1, Raul Rubio scored 1, Ivan Cruz scored 1, and Brandon Peacock scored 1.Final conference standings will not be available until after Wednesday. Those standing will determine the playoff parings....

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Spartans fall on Senior Night

Union played their Senior Night game on Monday night under the lights at UHS as they lost a thriller to Wast Bladen, 2-1 in overtime.Union got on the board just ten minutes into the game on a Gerardo Barrera goal assisted by Irvin Ocampo. East Bladen then was able to tie the score up just before halftime.The game stayed tied for the remainder of regulation before the Eagles punched in the game winner in overtime.“I thought we played really well tonight b...

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What is the ACA?

Everyone it is that time of year to discuss insurance and the ACA or the Affordable Care Act is now a major tool you can use.Essentially the ACA is the new law that requires all individuals and families to get health coverage.This law, which passed in 2010 and now has over 9 million people enrolled gives consumers the opportunity to take charge of their health care. Under this law there is a patient bill of rights, which gives the American people the capability to make c...

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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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(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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