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Roseboro Rescue, EMS receive grant

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ROSEBORO — Thanks to the generosity of electric bill customers, Roseboro Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc. received a financial boost Monday.South River Electric Membership Corporation awarded the department $3,636 through its Operation Round Up program. Travis Pope, assistant chief of the Roseboro department, said he was thankful for grant.The money will be used to purchase tables, chairs, a whiteboard and to upgrade the training room. Extraction boots and gloves for the rescue truck will be purchased as well.“We do have some protective gear, but we needed some more boots and gloves,” Pope said.

 

Peterson brings award program to CHS

When it comes to battling on the gridiron, Bryan Peterson knows firsthand that hard work pays off.Peterson, a former state championship quarterback for Clinton High School is recognizing a Dark Horse football player every week through trophy presentations.Along with recognizing players for their accomplishments, another purpose of the program is to help fire up excitement about Dark Horse football, the former player noted.The awards will be presented Fridays o...

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Community Bulletin Board

Gaston Crumpler Family Reunion —will be Sunday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m., at the VFW Building on Veterans Lane. All decedents are encouraged to come. Covered dish.Union High Class of 1974 — meet and greet on Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton, from 6-8 p.m.. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and events.

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Grits for Grands at RES

Courtesy photoRoseboro Elementary School celebrated Grits for Grands on Sept. 19. The students and grandparents enjoyed a wonderful hot breakfast as well as each other’s company. Roseboro Elementary’s staff offered thanks to all the grands for supporting the Little Leopards.

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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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Drug campaigns worth the effort

Undercover drug campaigns are risky, cost money and eat up untold man hours for law enforcement officers whose plates are often full long before these special projects are even planned.But we believe they pay off. It may not stop the drug trade in our communities, but it certainly slows it. What’s more, it sends a loud and clear message to drug dealers that our law enforcement officers in the city and county don’t just investigate cases, they hunt down those believed re...

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Business talk DC-style

Everyone has a voice, and members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce recently took theirs — and that of their membership — to Washington D.C. with hopes of being heard by state and national leaders.“The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce strives to serve as the voice for our membership and the local community to local, state, and national representation and leaders,” said Janna Bass, executive director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce foll...

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Lakewood, Clinton, split volleyball matches

Lakewood visited Clinton on Monday afternoon for non-conference Volleyball matches with the Lady Leopards taking a straight set win in the Varsity match and Clinton winning the JV contest in a close fought battle, dropping the young Leopards in two sets. “The JV match was really aggressively played, Clinton has a very good JV team, those young girls played well, we just could not finish them off in the second set”, said Lakewood head coach Shelia Davidson.

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Test soil now to avoid new peak-season testing fee

In today’s economy, consumers are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most practical ways to save money is to have your soil tested. Soil testing is a service provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at their Agronomic Division in Raleigh.

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Wildcats slip by Spring Creek

The Hobbton Wildcats got by the Spring Creek Gators on the soccer field Monday. The final was 2-1, Hobbton.Wildcat coach Jonathan Jacobs said, “It was a good win. I thought we beat them all around. We had more shots on goal, possession was the key. Spring Creek is a good team. Our goalie came up big. They were getting a lot of shots of the line. We had some questionable calls, but I was happy with the win.”Scoring for the Wildcats were Jair Sanchez and Christ...

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Clinton routs West Bladen, 9-0

Clinton traveled to West Bladen Monday evening for a dominating soccer performance and their sixth straight win. The Dark Horses left the Knights’ home with a 9-0 victory.“We dominated the field tonight, in all aspects of the game,” said a very pleased head coach of the Dark Horses, Brad Spell, following his team’s rout of the Knights.Connor Bass led Clinton with 3 goals and an assist. Spell Carr, Andrew Warren, Skyler Cannady, Olvin Acosta, Ivan ...

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Hobbton Middle sneaks past MMS, 7-6

Midway Middle hosted Hobbton Middle in soccer action in Spivey’s Corner yesterday. Midway would jump on the Wildcats often, coming away with 6 goals, three by Luis Acosta and one each by Jared Stephenson, Ludwin Argeta, and Arturo Mejia, to take a 6-3 halftime lead. Hobbton would get their goals from Miguel Diaz, Uriel Cruz and Jonathan Nunez. “We came out thinking we had the game won before the starting whistle blew. It was really bad soccer. They ran through us for 30 minutes,&#...

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Traffic stop brings string of felonies

A routine traffic stop ended in a string of felony drug charges against a Clinton man after crack cocaine was discovered by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies.Ricky Recardo Owens, 34, of 109 Juniper Drive, Clinton, was stopped around 2:30 p.m. Saturday while traveling near the intersection of Cherry Tree Lane and Murdock Lane in the Salemburg area.“A deputy observed the vehicle in the area of Cherry Tree Lane and a check of the vehicle registration revealed th...

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Clinton man jailed in TV theft

A Clinton man was arrested on break-in charges within a couple hours after he allegedly forced his way into a home and attempted to steal two television, according to reports filed Monday at the Clinton Police Department.Javaun Delano Jaleel Johnson, 23, of 117 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clinton, was charged with breaking and entering and damage to real property.According to Clinton Police reports, a suspect allegedly forced open a back door of Maria Rodrigues’ ...

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Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependentSampson County Shriners GH Wilson, Freddie Butler and Earl Smith adjust one of the many signs around town alerting residents to the group’s annual Sudan Shriners Fish Fry, being held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Agri-Exposition Center in Clinton and Dorman Chevrolet in Roseboro. Plates will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again from 4 until 7 p.m. Proceeds from the fish fry will continue to support the Shriners’ Children’s...

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Ginn, Dorsett to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Mitchell of Clinton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Christine Ginn, to Brock Russell Dorsett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Dorsett Jr. of Raleigh.The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Clinton resident, Mr. James Ray Ginn.The wedding will take place May 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. in Zebulon at Bennett Bunn Plantation. Invitations are to follow.

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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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Community Bulletin Board

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., First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton to elect the nominating committee. Any member whose membership dues are current 30 days prior to the meeting date may be elected. FMI 910-533-2117.D...

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