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Elections officials spreading word on Voter ID

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While a Voter ID law is not scheduled to take effect in North Carolina until 2016, local Board of Elections officials are already working to spread the word about the law and educate those without proper ID on steps they can take to get in compliance.Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification when they present to vote in person — either on the day of a primary or election or during early voting (one-stop absentee voting). This change is a result of the Voter Information Verification Act. Until then, and including this November’s election, most voters will not be required to show any form of identification when they vote.

 

A cellular phone is here

Recently, my eyes were opened to the reality of everything that has happened in Washington with our regulators and legislators. Cellular telephones have effectively replaced our traditional means of communication. (We now have more cellular telephones in our country than we do people, and we’re to the point that if you don’t have one or can’t afford one, our government will supply one for free.) This did not happen overnight, and there are specific reasons why this has happe...

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Nabbed in Georgia

Jerry Junior “Red” McNeil stepped from an SBI plane at the Clinton-Sampson Airport and squinted in the afternoon sun, glancing left, then right and finally straight ahead, catching sight of a Clinton Police officer photographing his arrival from a few thousand feet away. McNeil smiled broadly.For a brief moment, the scene looked idyllic, and then the shackled and handcuffed McNeil was escorted down the remaining plane steps by three Clinton Police officers, his escorts ...

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Health fair’s focus - awareness

With the number of women facing breast and cervical cancer growing each year, the Sampson County Health Department and North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Program have teamed for the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Rally and Health Fair.The event will be Oct. 11, from 9:30 a.m. - noon, in conjunction with the Downtown Court Square Festival and Street Fair.The event will be held downtown around the courthouse at 9:30 a.m., and will being with a rally. A cancer s...

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Community Bulletin Board

Garland Senior Center — will host Brenda Brown from Fayetteville Social Security on Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.. The public is welcome, so please join us.Sampson Soil and Water — The conservation district will have its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 84 County Complex Road. FMI 592-7963 ext. 3.Sampson County Branch of the NAACP — will meet Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church...

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Autumn in the air

Although temperatures have still remained in the 80’s this week, there’s still been a change in the air, a chilliness that makes us want to take a slow, deep breath. The mornings are cooler now, the leaves are beginning to take on a more golden tone and the smells are already changing, fresher than in weeks past.All are signs that fall is being ushered in once again and that the remnants of a relatively mild summer are coming to a quiet close.

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Having the talk

Down the road, someone is going to thank me for this column.Have you had the talk? I know it’s an awkward, sensitive subject to talk about, but you’ve got to do it. Parents and children alike had rather avoid it. But you’ve got to have it. Otherwise, the children could be later on heading for a difficult time.No, I’m not talking about “that” talk. (Although it’s important, too.) This talk is between older, adult children and thei...

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Glover twins earn Eagle Scout honor

Tommy Delton Glover III and Charles Jackson Glover were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church, 408 College St., Clinton. Trace and Jackson are members of Troop 76 sponsored by First United Methodist Church in Clinton. They are the twin sons of Delton and Laura Glover and are sophomores at Clinton High School.

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Ingold School reunion

Courtesy photoIngold School held its 12th school reunion at the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center on Sept. 6 with over 140 in attendance. Lillian Matthis Herring, representing the class of 1938, was presented a corsage. Others attending were from 1943 class to 1965. Two teachers were present, Janet Pearson and Joyce Peterson Hill.

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R’boro citizens make a difference

The Sept. 16 article “Citizens Play Role in Arrest of 2” is proof positive that alert citizens are essential to crime reduction and holding criminals accountable. That is exactly what happened when two alert Roseboro citizens played key roles that led to the successful identification and arrest of two adults, on multiple chargers, last Sunday evening. Law enforcement must have the support of local citizens in order for them to do there jobs better.While the Sheriff is t...

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Clinton’s historic hotels

(Editor’s note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.)

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Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysSept. 21Joseph Colin MadgarSadie McKoyPeggy MelvinTim BassAleasha McPhailEboni StewartSept. 22Margaret RichLuther TyndallJason JohnsonMajor BrownLillian MurphyMargaret HooksEllen UnderwoodHarold Hubert JohnsonTammy Louise Butl...

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Cape Fear Farm Credit accepting apps Planner Program

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the sixth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s success.

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Good study habits and homework

Every parent wants their child to do well in school and to learn as much as they possibly can. To be good students, children need to develop good study habits at home and at school. You can help develop good study habits at home by approaching homework with a positive attitude and by providing an atmosphere that encourages learning. Here are some ideas that can help.Set a Homework ScheduleSet up a regular time for homework to be done each day and stick t...

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Online donors program helps teachers

Social Studies educator Lisa Ottaway loves teaching history to her students at Union Middle School.“I’m a history geek,” she confessed. “I like knowing where we come from.”But in a digital world, a lack of resources can be a challenge for Ottaway and teachers like her. A lot of educational tools in the classroom are technology based.To help, Ottaway is one of several local teachers using the Donors Choose.org. The online charity p...

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Annual coat drive to kick off Nov. 1, sponsorships sought now

It may still be hot outside, but Chamber of Commerce members are already talking coats, as they gear up for an annual project that helps keep many in the Sampson community warm during those cold winter months.In its fifth year as a community service project, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chamber Coat Closest drive, beginning Nov. 1.As part of the coat drive, the Chamber will collect new and gently used coats in all sizes ranging from infant...

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What’s cookin’?

Sampson County SchoolsSept. 22Turkey & Cheese Hoagie orBBQ Beef RibSquashOrange Glazed CarrotsApplesauceFresh FruitMilkSept. 23Grilled Chick Fillet Sandwich orPork Chop SandwichCarrot Sticks w/DipPotato RoundsPeaches...

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Vital Statistics

Building PermitsDenis Zeledon, 2,040 sq. ft., mobile home setupVictor Funez, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setupAngel Zuniga, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setupTrue Faith Baptist Church, 1,746 sq. ft., new storageThomas McPhail, 600 sq. ft., residential additionEdna Martin, 816 sq. ft., residential additionKenneth and Sharon Raynor, 3,794sq. ft., new single family dwellingChad and Karen Reynold...

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