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Two face burglary charges

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Two Sampson County men were taken into custody Monday afternoon and charged with multiple felonies related to a burglary in the area earlier in the summer.Matthew Douglas Newgent, 24, of 46 Mandolin Lane, Roseboro, and Dennis R. Stone, 34, of 105 Wrench Road, Roseboro, were charged with two counts each of burglary/forcible entry, larceny after breaking and entering, possessing/concealing stolen goods.Newgent faced an additional charge of burglary/forcible entry related to another case.


Lakewood tops Tigers

The Lady Leopards kept their winning ways Tuesday night with 3 straight sets over the Tigers of James Kenan .The Leopards took the 1st set 25-19 staying ahead the entire set. However the Tigers stepped up the 2nd set and stayed with the Leopards with the score 15-15’ until Jordan Tew scored 3 straight points and the Leopards never looked back.The 3rd set was all Leopards. The Tigers played hard and never gave up, but tonight belonged to the Leopards, taking the 3rd...

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Lady Raiders sweep Clinton

The Midway Lady Raiders hosted the volleyball teams from Clinton High School Tuesday. The host school posted sweeps on both the j. v. and varsity levels.Midway won a hard fought junior varsity match in 2 sets: 27-25 and 25-23. “ Clinton ’s j. v. team is a hustling team,” remarked acting Raider coach Whitney Lamm. “They made some plays happen. For us to beat them, we had to do the same.”In the varsity competition, the Lady Raiders started out...

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HCA falls to Fayetteville Academy

Harrells Christian Academy’s volleyball team lost to Fayetteville Academy at home on Tuesday, but it took 5 matches for Fayetteville Academy to close out the Lady Crusaders.Leaders for HCA were Harley Crumpler with 4 aces, 17 assists and 4 digs; Emily Benton with 10 kills and 8 blocks; Ashley Usher with 20 digs; Natalie Hardin with an ace, 4 kills and 8 digs; Marissa Parks with an ace, 6 kills, 18 assists and 8 digs; Margaret Clark with an ace, 12 kills, a block, and11 digs, ...

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Local NAACP branch to host youth march Saturday

The Sampson County Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring an event Oct. 4 in hopes of reaching the youth of Sampson County, organizers said.The local branch will sponsor “March on Sampson County for a Better Future for Our Youth,” Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center on Warsaw Road. Organizers said they hope to gather a large crowd to include community leaders, youth, parents and supporters of making the future better for today’s youth.

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Hobbton’s Bradsher gets State Championship ring

On Monday, Hobbton High School Senior Samson Bradsher and Head Track & Field Coach Jeff Klaves were honored with state championship rings on behalf of Mr. Gary Wayne Hall from Sessom’s Jewelry. After winning the state championship, Mr. Hall brought Samson into the store to get fitted and help pick out a design. Remembering the moment, Samson was quoted saying, “I felt very excited and honored to be receiving such a gift. It was not in my knowledge that I would be receiving a ring....

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Outside contracts get once-over

City school board members are questioning how outside instructors are being paid for their services.During a Monday work session of the Clinton City Board of Education, member Diane Viser brought up the issue when system administrators requested approval for art and dance lessons through the 21st Century Community Learning program.“The internal people get treated like educators who are underpaid,” Viser remarked “The contract people get the big bucks. I...

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High earns Paul Harris Fellow

Courtesy photoClinton-Sampson Rotary president Nancy Carr presents club secretary Pam High with the Paul Harris Fellow pin, one of the highest Rotary honors a member can receive.

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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.)Arrests9/29 - Matthew Douglas Newgent, 24, 46 Mandolin Lane, Roseboro, burglary. Bond $30,000; court date Oct. 3.9/29 - Kevin Washington, 28, 300 E. Butler Ave., Clinton, sell/deliver marijuana (2 counts), possession with intent to sell a...

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Sessoms provides championship rings

On Monday, Hobbton High School senior Samson Bradsher and head Track & Field Coach Jeff Klaves were honored with state championship rings on behalf of Gary Wayne Hall from Sessom’s Jewelry.After winning the state championship, Hall brought Samson into the store to get fitted and help pick out a design. Remembering the moment, Samson was quoted saying, “I felt very excited and honored to be receiving such a gift. It was not in my knowledge that I would be receiving a rin...

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Communities shine a little brighter thanks to members

South River Electric Membership Corporation’s foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded over $66,000 in grants in the September funding cycle.The CAC awards grants quarterly to nonprofit organizations as well as educational institutions. Organizations receiving funding this quarter included: the Harnett County Partnership for Children, $2,993; Newton Grove Fire & Rescue Inc., $5,560.80; Roseboro Rescue and EMS Inc., $3,536; American Red Cross Highlands...

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Busted …. again!

Guns, drugs and cash have been confiscated as Sampson County Sheriff’s officers have rounded up dozens upon dozens of individuals in their year-long undercover campaign during the course of the last 30-plus days. Perhaps just as notable, law enforcement officials say, is the number of repeat offenders who have been caught up in the far-reaching net.What’s most significant about the repeat offender status, they stressed, is the likelihood that those individuals, if convi...

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Pearson honored with state Grange award

For the last 12 years, Kevin Pearson has made it a daily challenge to help others, and the Westbrook Grange and N.C. State Grange recognized those efforts recently by naming Pearson the 2014 N.C. State Grange Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.Pearson has been a N.C. Highway Patrolman for the last 12 years. He is currently part of Troop B, District 2, covering Sampson County.“It was an honor to be chosen,” Pearson said during a telephone interview. “Mr...

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Fire safety focus of event

Following the tragic house fire in Garland that claimed six lives, county emergency personnel, along with volunteers from around the area, are teaming to provide working smoke alarms — and bring fire safety education — to targeted areas in Sampson County this Saturday, Oct. 4.In the wake of the late August trailer fire, the Sampson County Office of Emergency Management and Sampson County Fire Marshal have joined with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, state and natio...

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Testing your hay is money qell apent

With the cooler nights and shorter days comes the chore of feeding hay. No doubt some of you have already started feeding hay to your cattle. Those who aren’t, I’m sure soon will be. One management practice that should go hand in hand with hay feeding is testing your hay. This is a service from the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). A simple test can save you a lot of heartache down the road. Most of you will just have your hay tested for nitrate levels,...

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Friends of Sampson County Waterways

The public is invited to meet and learn more about the Friends of Sampson County Waterways or FSCW as we also like to be known! FSCW is a group of concerned citizens interested in maintaining and preserving the waterways of Sampson County. As a 501 (C)3 nonprofit organization, our mission is to foster responsibility for the public waters in and bordering Sampson County. Our goals are to maintain the traditional boating rights-of-way of our ancestors by removing blockages and to provide public...

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Clinton trampled by Wallace

Clinton’s soccer team was defeated on the road by a very skilled Wallace-Rose Hill squad. The Bulldogs won, 7-1. The lone Clinton goal was scored by Spell Carr.The Dark Horses played well in the first half and trailed only 2-1. However, the Bulldogs ran away with the game in the second half. “It was a good old fashi0ned tail whoopin’ tonight,” said Clinton’s head coach, Brad Spell. “They were faster, stronger, more talented, and an overall better...

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WIldcats top Rosewood, 5-3

In a wet sloppy rain, the Hobbton Wildcats’ soccer team got by Rosewood, 5-3, Monday afternoon.Wildcat coach Jonathan Jacobs said, “Jair Sanchez scored 3 goals, Alex Sandoval and Christian Vega got 1 each. Late in the game, the game got out of hand. My guys kept their head and played soccer the way it is supposed to be played. We should have played protect a little more. We got away for how we usually play. We didn’t play as aggressive as we should have. Rosewood ...

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