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B&E charges leveled

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A 28-year-old Sampson County man is facing felony charges related to a break-in at the home of his ex-girlfriend earlier in the week.Travis Taylor, of 3117 Brewer Road, Faison, was charged late Wednesday afternoon with burglary (forcible entry), larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.He was taken into custody one day after the victim reported the incident to Sampson Sheriff’s authorities.Contacted Friday, Lt. Marcus Smith said the victim told officers she witnessed her ex-boyfriend forcibly enter her residence while she was inside.She was able to flee to safety while the suspect was inside the home.


Empowering women’s health

The end of a 21-year adventure culminated last night, as members and participants in the Seeds of Hope project gathered to say their goodbyes and give thanks to everyone involved.Seeds of HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Partnerships, Empowerment) is the last in a series of research projects which were partnered with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Seeds of HOPE was a dissemination study of the evidence-based intervention HOPE Works, which was a project desi...

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County Rec host first volleyball mini-camp

On Saturday, Sept. 6, Sampson County Parks & Recreation held its first county-wide volleyball mini-camp. The mini-camp was held at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School.In all, 32 girls ages 9 to 12, attended. The head volleyball coaches of Lakewood High School, Sheila Davidson and Dan Heinz, along with several of their players, Rashyda Parker, Emily Lewis, Anna Heinz, Jordan Tew, Haley Wainright, and Mckenzie Davidson, volunteered their time to help out with the teaching of basic skill...

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Reid earns top state honor

GREENSBORO – Three City of Greensboro employees received state awards at the NC Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) / National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2014 annual banquet on Sept. 10 in Sunset Beach.

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Clinton’s Street Fair growing

Arguably Clinton’s biggest event year in and year out, the Court Square Street Fair is just a few weeks away with a little something for every letter in the alphabet — automobiles, barbecue, crafts and demonstrations — along with live music and a plethora of other mainstays that have attracted thousands to the downtown and surrounding area for decades.The 28th annual Court Square Street Fair and 21st annual Barbecue Cook-Off will overtake downtown Clinton on Satur...

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Benefit a success, plans for 5k Saturday

Dubbed a huge success, the benefit plate sale for double-amputee Frankie Brewington sold almost 4,000 plates.“The benefit was a huge success,” Frankie’s wife Amanda said. “We did not set a goal prior to the event, but I just knew we would be grateful for any amount raised.”Amanda said she was very impressed with the number of people who came out to support Frankie, including the volunteers.“We never expected so many voluntee...

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Church Outreach

To report church news please email or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication.Baldwin Branch MBC,Elizabethtown

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What manner of persons ought ye to be?

In the third chapter of Second Peter, Peter speaks of those coming in the last days that would be “scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (II Pet. 3:3-4). After correcting them about all things having continued since the fathers fell asleep and pointing out that time meant nothing to God, Peter says, “The Lord is not slack ...

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Serving God, GAIN-ing understanding

What does G.A.I.N. mean to you? It’s not washing powder or accelerating at a great speed, but one can be washed whiter than snow or faithfully move forward by experiencing it. Let me explain.Several years ago, Chris Embler (youth pastor at Emma Anderson Chapel then / Youth Pastor at First Methodist- Clinton now) watched a huge parade of people escorting a healed turtle back to the sea at Topsail Island and wondered what to do with the message God put on his heart — R...

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Lady Raiders take volleyball games from Lady Spartans

The Midway Lady Raiders beat Union at Union Thursday evening in both the JV and varsity. The JV team won 25-6 and 25-20 to sweep the JV Lady Spartans. The varsity team also got out their brooms to complete the 3-0 sweep on the day. They won 25-19, 25-15, and 25-11.Abby Baggett, Maddie Royal, and Hannah Lucas all played well for the Midway JV, and Amber Poole, Savannah Spell, and Brittany Watson were standouts for the varsity Lady Raiders.“The team continues to work...

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Spell grabs 200th career win

Clinton topped 4-A Cape Fear on Thursday to give head coach Brad Spell his 200th career win as a head coach. Spell Carr had a goal and an assist and Turner Wells added the other goal for the Dark Horses.“It was probably our most complete game,” said Spell. We were really solid and controlled the midfield, and were really solid in the back. I am really proud of the guys. It was a huge win over a 4-A school.”Clinton is now 8-3-1 on the year and 4-0 in con...

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Hobbton splits volleyball matches with Rosewood

Hobbton hosted the Rosewood Eagles on Thursday evening in volleyball, and came away with a win and a loss. The JV team won their match 2-0, while the varsity lost theirs 0-3.The JV won their matches, 25-17 and 25-14. The varsity team lost 15-25, 9-25, and 18-25. “They would get on runs in each set that really hurt us,” said Hobbton’s head coach, Russell Jones. “We worked on something new in the last set and it was working pretty well so we are looking forwar...

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Raider soccer tops Triton

The Midway Raiders welcomed their 3A neighbors from Harnett County Thursday as the Triton Hawks paid a visit to Spivey’s Corner for a non-conference contest. The Raiders welcomed them but did not allow them to score. Midway won the game 2-0.The first half featured numerous saves by Triton goal keeper Raynor Weaver, as Midway was turned away each time they had a shot on goal. The exception came with 8:16 gone in the frame. Javier Castro hit pay dirt with an assist from Juan Me...

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Hobbton JV smacks North Duplin

The Hobbton Wildcat JV football team raised their record to 3-1 with a 52-12 romp over visiting North Duplin Thursday night.Wildcat JV coach Les Spell said, “Overall it was a great game by the Wildcats. Everybody got to play and couldn’t ask for a better effort. Because we have a JV team, every game we play is a win for the Hobbton Wildcats.”North Duplin started the game with ball on their 14-yard line. Jason Scrivner got an interception and returned it...

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Operation Medicine Drop coming to Warsaw

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Warsaw Police Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent accidental poisonings, abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.Area residents are asked to bring their medications for disposal to the Warsaw Piggly Wiggly. The service is free and anonymous.Since 2010, over ,1600 sites have collected over 53 million dosage units of medication duri...

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‘Little Shop’ coming together; new plays announced

The cast of Little Shop Of Horrors at the Sampson Community Theatre is beginning to get into the nitty-gritty of their rehearsal schedule now that they’ve realized there are only four more weeks of rehearsal left before opening night at 8 p.m. on Oct.17. That’s when the veterans of the stage show the less expeienced cast members that it is important to learn one’s lines and the lyrics to various songs as early as possible so that they will become second nature in front of an...

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Cleanup efforts coming to Clinton

If you are trying to get rid of just about anything in your house, from a broken piece of furniture to that can of half-used paint gathering dust in the garage, there is a good chance that the City of Clinton has you covered as part of collection efforts extending over a week next month.The City of Clinton Public Works and Utilities Department will be accepting a variety of items not normally picked up as part of regular trash collection during Fall Clean Up Week, set for Oct. 13-1...

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Harrison Memorial Lecture planned at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is hosting the 25th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at Rodgers Chapel. The first lecture will be held on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The next lecture will be held on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., which will be followed by an 11 a.m . worship service.

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