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City board examines testing for gifted students

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School districts throughout the state are required to serve an elite group of students, but city board members don’t want others to be isolated in the process.During a recent work session, Donald Duckworth presented the Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program to the Clinton City Board of Education.State legislation requires public schools to identify and serve kindergarten through 12th grade students in this category. Each district determines how to identify and serve its AIG population.About 14 percent of the city district’s students are in the program.

 

Water savings surface

The cost savings promised when Sampson County officials weighed the prospect of diving headfirst into the water production business are now set to surface, with October being the month when all the groundwork laid in the last several years is expected to come to fruition.At the end of the Sampson Board of Commissioners upcoming regular meeting, set for this Monday, Oct. 6, the board will recess to reconvene as the Board of Directors of Water and Sewer District II to consider approv...

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City seeking input to complete 2035 roadmap

The roadmap for Clinton’s next 20 years is one that has received a great deal of feedback from the community in recent months, with input from the city’s young population still being sought before a final draft of the Clinton 2035 Comprehensive Plan is submitted.A comprehensive plan provides guidance on where and how a community will grow and change over a given period of time. For Clinton, that period starts at 2014 and extends to 2035. The intent of the project is to ...

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Homecoming services set for area churches

Prayer meeting and Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church.Prayer and Bible study is held every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the House of Prayer in Faison.On Oct. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. nightly Pre-Homecoming Revival will be held at St. Stephens Holiness Church, Turkey. Tonight’s guest is the Rev. Jeffery White, choir and congregation of Brown’s Chapel MBC, Clinton. Thursday’s guest is E...

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School will be featured during Faison Market Day

Faison High School resulted from the consolidation of three area schools: Crow, Shine and Faison High School, also known as Faison Academy and Presbyterian High School. The year the school was to start operations was 1923, but the building was not completed by fall, and students were taught in churches and in the old Faison School.At the annual Faison Market Day, which takes place on Oct. 11, the exceptional faculty of the 1954-55 year is to be honored. They are as follows: Clara &...

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Dark Horses outlast Patriots

Clinton hosted the Pender Patriots in a Four County Conference soccer match on Wednesday evening playing the visiting Patriots to a 0-0 tie in regulation before finally breaking through with a goal in overtime to take the match, 1-0. “An ugly win is better than a pretty loss,” quipped Clinton’s head coach Brad Spell after the match. “We may have been a little jet lagged after the tough loss to Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday night. We just did not play our best tonight and...

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Raiders shoot down Eagles

Midway’s soccer team continued their solid play with a 3-0 shutout of East Bladen Wednesday. The game was played at Spivey’s Corner.The Raiders, fresh off a 2-1 win over Union , were looking to stay near the top of the conference.Midway’s first goal came at the 15:55 mark of the first half. The Raiders caught the Eagle goal keeper stumbling and Javier Castro hit pay dirt on an assist by Matt McLamb.Seven and a half minutes later, Jonathan Gar...

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Midway Middle downs Hobbton

Hobbton Middle School and Midway Middle School squared off against each other in non-conference match up Wednesday. Midway came away with a 34-14 win.Midway coach Sam Kitchen said, “We played better than we played last week. We are getting better and now we have our work cut out for us as start the season next week against Sampson Middle.”Hobbton coach Chuck Lively said, “We got better as the game went on but we have to start out stronger than we did.&#...

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Rehearsals under way for Old Bluff ’s ‘The Woman in Black’

Coming this November, Old Bluff Theatre Company will stage the spine-tingling tale, “The Woman in Black.”

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Leopards net win over North Duplin

Lakewood defeated North Duplin on the soccer field Wednesday evening at home by a score of 5-1. According to Lakewood head coach Jay Faircloth, it was one of the best games of the year for his team.“The boys are playing hard and doing what they are supposed to do out there,” said Faircloth.Frances Flores scored 3 goals for the Leopards and had 2 assists. Matt Wuester and Jonothan Gonzales scored a goal a piece. Irvin Ramirez and Sean Andrew each had an assist...

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This past Tuesday, Sept. 30, in partnership with the Clinton-Sampson Planning Department and the Small Business Center at Sampson Community College, we hosted a “Building Reuse & Business Startup” seminar event. This free community event was designed to assist current and potential business owners discover resources and the keys to success for building renovations of existing structures.

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Denning becomes member of UMO Foundation

MOUNT OLIVE — George Robert “Bobby” Denning is the latest person to become a member of the University of Mount Olive Foundation Board. The Foundation, which was formed in early 2004, has been active in its efforts to raise funds for the University.Denning is a lifelong resident of Wayne County and has been in business in Mount Olive for over 44 years. While Denning is largely self-taught, his keen business sense and innovative ideas have allowed him to create and ...

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City school board poised to approve budget

Clinton City Board of Education members are scheduled to make a decision on a budget of more than $26 million to run the local school system.Finance Director Clyde Locklear updated members about incoming finances for the district during a recent work session eariler in the week, and the board is set to approve the fiscal plan at is regular meeting next Tuesday.According to documents, the district is expecting to receive more than $17 million from the state. The money wil...

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Pink Brunch offers health tips, pampering

Women had the chance to take time out of their busy day Wednesday to get a little pampering and some education as well during the first Pink Brunch, sponsored by Sampson Regional Medical Center and the Outpatient Diagnostics Center. The event was a kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The brunch offered women’s health information, while pampering those in attendance at the same time. The floating brunch was a way for women to learn more about breast cancer health and wome...

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Crimewatch

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.Arrests9/30 - Michael Lee East, 16, 1937 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, breaking and entering, larceny after B&E, larceny and possessing stolen property, all felonies. Bond $15,000; court date Oct. 24.9/30 - Chadwick Ryan Honeycutt, 33, 304 E. R...

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Union High Homecoming Court

Courtesy photoThe 2014 Union High School Homecoming Court includes, top row: Tamiya Highsmith, Victoria Devone, Brooke Caddis, Jennifer Bonilla, Lauren Preddy, and bottom row: Ashley Castillo, Shiquilla Walker, Sabrina Munoz, Amy Rodriguez, Lynsey King. Homecoming will be heldFriday, Oct. 3, in Spartan Stadium. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is Easter Seals, UCP, located at 100 Loop Street in Downtown Clinton. Easter Seals serves more than 20,000 individuals, managing disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina Bifida, intellectual disabilities, head injuries and mental health diagnosis. For more information about Easter Seals, UCP, please contact Martie Rye at 910-596-2221, e-mail martie.rye@eastersealsucp.com or visit www.eastersealsucp.com. For more informa...

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Union Intermediate grows goodness

Union Intermediate School planted a fall garden last week with the help Charmae Kendall, Sampson County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program assistant.Both fourth and fifth grade students participated in preparing the soil, learning about nutrients necessary for the plants to grow and produce, and the actual planting of fall produce.Union Intermediate School principal, Jim Workman has been instrumental in coordinating ...

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