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Successful ‘bounty’ delivered

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See related editorial A4The United Way of Sampson County raised more than $11,000 as part of a recent fundraising feast, a bounty that came out of the abundant giving of many in the community, from farmers to chefs and sponsors to diners.United Way’s “Outstanding in Our Fields: The Bounty,” was held this past Saturday at the South River Lodge, an exclusive farm-to-table dining experience featuring six courses of locally-grown ingredients shaped into expertly-prepared delicacies, all to raise money for community-based initiatives.The event raised $11,200.

 

Vision plans and eye exams

Many employers provide a vision plan as one of the healthcare options in their benefit plan. The problem arises when there is an underlying medical problem related to the eyes such as cataracts, glaucoma or other conditions. In many cases the vision plan does not cover exams and tests for those conditions. This is why the deductible can be smaller with a vision plan than with a medical plan. This is why there is so much confusion about coverage with these plans.

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Hanson Brick donates to R’boro helipad project

Courtesy photoHanson Brick officials recently made a contribution to the Roseboro Fire Department for its helipad project. Pictured, left to right, Chris Egge, production supervisor with Hanson Brick, and from Roseboro Fire Department Keith Smith, Lee Coleman and Chris Jackson.

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Four County annual meeting set for Oct. 6

BURGAW – Four County EMC’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at Pender High School, 5380 NC Hwy. 53 West in Burgaw. The meeting is open to all Four County EMC members. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the program will kick off at 7 p.m.Food and beverages will be provided by Billy’s Pork and Beef of Wallace. Four directors will be elected and Milton Bullock (aka) “The Golden Platter” and Mary Tate “Bubblin’ Brown Sugar&...

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New Adult Leadership class begins

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the 13th Adult Leadership class. The mission of Leadership Clinton-Sampson is to provide a continuous, diverse supply of creative leaders to the county by developing their knowledge of the community and providing them with the opportunity for meaningful action. The eight-month program is designed to provide leaders broad exposure to issues and opportunities facing Sampson County, as well as meet our need for the active involvemen...

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Gaming on the go

Gamers no longer need to head to an arcade or plant themselves in front of their big screen to enjoy their favorite games, but instead can play anytime, anywhere on their mobile devices. In a recent study, U.S. Cellular found that 52 percent of smartphone owners played video games on their device in the past month for entertainment purposes, illustrating just how popular gaming on the go has become.With mobile gamers playing an average of two game titles in the past week, according...

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Turlington, 100 Committee Members of the Week

The Chamber’s Member of the Week is F.L. Turlington Lumber Co. Inc. and the Clinton 100 Committee, located at 229 East Railroad St. in Clinton. F.L. Turlington Lumber Company manufactures kiln dried southern yellow pine at its Keener and downtown Clinton locations. The company has been producing lumber in Sampson County for over 96 years. The Clinton 100 Committee is a non-profit membership based organization working to promote economic growth and development within the Clinton area. Fo...

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The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting celebration Monday, Sept. 22 with new business, Garland Hardware. Located at 118 North Ingold Ave. in downtown Garland, Garland Hardware offers customers a variety of hardware, automotive, and other supplies featuring a paint mixing station, appliances, lawn and garden items and more. Garland Hardware is backed by Trust Worthy Hardware Stores and owned and operated by Andy Runion. For more information about Garland Hardware, please...

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Sampson sales tax option off table

With early voting for November’s general election little more than a month away, Sampson voters going to the polls will notice no quarter-cent sales tax option on their ballots.The Sampson Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution months ago seeking legislative approval for an additional quarter-cent local option sales tax, stating that empowering the county to levy the option would mean equitably spreading the tax burden among the populous, broadening revenue sources for k...

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Kilpatrick named Civitas regional business development director

Veteran newspaper executive Kent Kilpatrick has been named a regional business development director for Civitas Media, effective Monday, Sept. 15. The announcement was made by Michael Bush, president and CEO of the Davidson, N.C.-based company.Kilpatrick will be based out of The Robesonian in Lumberton, N.C., and will oversee all revenue operations for the company’s southern North Carolina and South Carolina markets, including The Sampson Independent. He succeeds Rick Bacon, ...

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Courtesy photoOn Thursday Sept. 11, McDonalds locations across eastern North Carolina hosted a special Golden Heroes Day, providing free meals to all first responders and military, past and present. At the Newton Grove location, several local agencies were invited to bring out units from their organizations to show off their units, and speak with the community. Tours of the units were given to community residents, including Sampson County’s Command Post. Pictured from left is...

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SRMC gala … with a twist

The Sampson Regional Medical Center Foundation is calling on the community to help scare up funds for life-saving equipment, putting a twist on its annual gala whose aim to once again benefit the hospital and its patients.The Foundation’s 8th annual Partners for Life Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in Sampson Agri-Exposition Center’s Prestage Hall. Proceeds will support endoscopy upgrades.Specifically, the gala will sponsor the hospital’s...

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Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is South River Electric Membership Corporation, located at 17494 US 421 South in Dunn. South River EMC is an electric distribution cooperative whose headquarters is in Dunn, with a district office located in Fayetteville. The Co-op serves over 43,000 members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. For more information about South River Electric Membership Corporation contact Catherine O’Dell at 910-89...

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Showcase draws rave reviews

What a wonderful 2014 Business Showcase last Thursday, Sept. 11 A free community event, last Thursday evening the downtown Clinton CenturyLink Building was filled with live music by Dennis Cash, over 30 business booths, delicious food catered by The Happy Belly Deli, door prizes and much more.

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1 jailed for R'boro B&Es

Roseboro citizens are proving Sheriff Jimmy Thornton's assertion that attentive residents can help thwart crimes. With their assistance Tuesday, a Warsaw man has been jailed and a recent rash of vehicle break-ins might just have been solved.Contacted this morning, Sheriff's Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed that sheriff's investigators did make an arrest Tuesday and that Roseboro residents did, in fact, assist officers in locating a suspect in the cases.

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Donors key to UW’s ‘Bounty’

When Charlene Jacobs was approached about donating freshwater prawns for Sampson County United Way’s upcoming fundraising feast, she immediately championed the request with her board knowing it could help the community and showcase what might be a lesser-known piece of the local agricultural landscape.That is the whole aim of United Way’s “Outstanding in Our Fields: The Bounty,” set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the South River Lodge. It is a farm to tab...

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Dan Grubb/SCCThe State Employees Credit Union Scholarship recipients at Sampson Community College for 2014-16 are John Jackson and Emily Jones. Pictured are Dr. Paul Hutchins, president of SCC, John Jackson, Emily Jones, Denise Rackley, SECU advisory board member, and Julie Blackman, SECU representative. The scholarship is in the amount of $5,000 to be distributed through two years.

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Chamber group shares needs, challenges

From last week’s Sampson Perspective to this week’s Washington D.C. Perspective, we have taken the opportunities over the last several days to meet with our elected officials and discuss the challenges and needs specific for Sampson County.As we strive to serve as a voice for the business community and Chamber members, a group of us were honored to represent Sampson County in Washington D.C. earlier this week.

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