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Roseboro to hold fall clean-up week

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Roseboro residents need to start cleaning out their attics and garages and cleaning up their yards in preparation for the town’s Clean Sweep which will take place next week, allowing residents to rid themselves of waste.According to David Phillips, Public Works director, trash collection will take place beginning Monday, Oct. 27 and continue the entire week.“We like to give residents a chance to clean up,” Phillips said.During the Clean Sweep, the town will be collecting yard debris, building rubbish, appliances and four tires per household. The tires cannot be on the rim and will be collected at the end of the week, after all other trash has been collected.

 

Lakewood advances to round three

The Lakewood Leopards took the win Tuesday night in 2nd round of the state playoffs by defeating the Gators of Spring Creek in three straight sets.The Leopards started the night ready to play. This is something that they have struggled with at times during the season, but not on Tuesday.The Leopards took the 1st set, 25-16. The Gators played better in the second set, but Lakewood held on to win it, 25-19.The 3rd set looked to be all Leopards with Anna Hienz ma...

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Peak-season soil fee period announced for 2014-15

Growers and home gardeners or landscapers are reminded to send in their soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agronomic Services Lab by Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. to avoid upcoming peak-season fees.There will be a $4 fee per sample for those received during the lab’s peak-processing time of Nov. 25 through March 31. Samples received before Nov. 25 or after March 31 will be processed without a fee. Most soil samples for home grounds and gardens...

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Detectives rescue local paramedic, friend

On Monday afternoon, Sampson County Sheriff detectives Jason Riley and Lee Brown rushed to a cornfield on Old Mintz Highway. The life of their friend and colleague was in danger. While working on a farm near Garland, Sampson County paramedic Kyle Cashwell endured injuries while harvesting corn.Riley was nearby when he heard a dispatch call from Brown just after 1 p.m. about the accident.“I heard him say an address that was right down the street from my house,”...

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Roseboro board approves refinancing town’s largest debt items

ROSEBORO — When Roseboro town commissioner Cary Holland originally presented his plan to save the town money, and in the process hopefully bring the tax rate down, other commissioners were expecting to save about $300,000, but Holland now has a plan to save the town over $400,000.During a special-called board meeting Monday night, Holland presented proposals to the board, plans to refinance the three largest debt items in the town and in the process, save the town $418,604.25...

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Community Bulletin Board

Hobbton High School — will host PTO and progress report pickup for all students and parents on Oct. 27, 6 p.m.A Senior Information Night with graduation supply ordering, scholarship information, Sampson Community College Admisssions and Financial Aid Information, WorkKeys, and information vital for high school seniors will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafe’.

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Deputy charged in wreck

A Sampson County Sheriff’s deputy received a traffic citation following an Oct. 9 accident on Honrine Road. No one was injured in the accident, but property damage to the vehicles was reported.According to N.C. Highway Patrol reports, Deputy Christopher Cantrell was charged following an investigation into the accident which occurred around 6 p.m.Cantrell, reports note, was traveling east on Honrine Road and went left of center in a curve as he met another vehicle b...

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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.)Arrests10/18 - Clarence Allen Moore, 26, 5333 Fleet Cooper Road, Roseboro, drunk and disruptive. Bond $500; court date Oct. 28.10/18 - Douschka Vonsheal McCallop, 30, 137 Smiling Lane, Clinton, habitual larceny. Bond $3,000; court date Oc...

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Courtesy photoPowell’s Insurance and agent Teresa Bradshaw is a new member of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce. Located at 110 Lisbon St., Clinton, Powell’s is an independent insurance agency,offering insurance for all your needs: Health, Life, Auto, Home and Commercial.There is also a staff member available to speak spanish. Powell’s Insurance can be reached at 910-590-2800.

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Gina Strickland/HCAHarrells Christian Academy recognized their Terrific Kids for the first nine week grading period during their weekly chapel service on Thursday, Oct. 16. The students who were chosen by their teachers displayed the following outstanding character traits throughout the grading period: friendly, thoughtful, and inclusive. These students are pictured above as follows: dront row: Case Barber (3rd Grade, Ms. Poveromo); Daughtry Jackson (2nd Grade, Mrs. Norris); Collin...

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Wooten, Baggett face off in Dist. 1

(Editor’s note: Today’s Question and Answer is for the District 1 county commissioner race, with Republican Clark Wooten and Democrat Brent Baggett vying for the seat. Questions were not provided in advance to either candidate and were compiled by the Independent’s editorial staff and asked to candidates via in-person interviews. Answers appear as they were given. Q&A conducted by Chris Berendt)

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Dist. 3 commissioner candidates respond

(Editor’s note: Today’s Question and Answer is for District 3 county commissioner race, with Democrat Willie Bowden and Republican Sue Lee vying for the seat. Questions were not provided in advance to either candidate and were compiled by the Independent’s editorial staff and asked to candidates via in-person interviews. Answers appear as they were given. Q&A conducted by Kristy D. Carter)Willie Bowden Biography

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Clinton, others get Powell Bill money

The N.C. Department of Transportation will distribute over $300,000 in Powell Bill funds to the eight muncipalities over the next three months.DOT officials announced last week the distribution of more than $147.3 million in street aid, known as Powell Bill funds. There are 507 municipalities across the state slated to receive funds. A total of $385,291.41 will be handed out across Sampson County.According to the N.C. DOT website, the City of Clinton will receive $260,39...

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CHS show to focus on bullying

DeAndre Smith and Catherine Smith believe bullying is wrong, and during this weekend, the Clinton High School students will use their theatrical talents to spread that message.Along with their fellow drama students, the freshmen will put on a production of n the anti-bullying show titled “The Bully.” It’s scheduled to begin 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, inside Prestage Auditorium at CHS.“I think it will help others see what bullying does to other pe...

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More than just Sorghum

Kristy D. Carter/Sampson IndependentThe 17th Annual Sorghum Festival held Saturday featured more than just the sweet, savory taste of sorghum. Festival-goers, young and old, were entertained by the electric train display, which encompassed an entire room within the Old McDaniel School building. The display, owned and managed by Allen Carter, measures 18 feet by 24 feet and features more than three trains meandering their way through a miniature town. According to John Matthews, coo...

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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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