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1 in custody; 1 on loose after home invasion

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One Garland man is in custody and another still on the loose after a home invasion in the southern Sampson County town early this morning.Josh Montoya, 19, of 633 West 2nd Ave., is currently being processed by Sampson County Sheriff’s investigators, and charges are pending.Officers are still searching for a second man, identified as Dustin Carr, an 18-year-old black male who’s addressed is listed as 626 West 2nd Ave. Sheriff officials said Carr should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call authorities at 910-592-4141.An all-day probe into the early morning home invasion led officers to Montoya, said Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith, contacted just a few moments ago.

 

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Clinton City SchoolsJuly 28Chick Fillet on BunGreen BeansMixed FruitJuly 29PizzaBroccoli w/CheesePineapple TidbitsJuly 30Cheeseburger on BunBaked BeansApplesauceJuly 31BBQ Pork on BunCornSliced PeachesDaily:MilkBaby carrots...

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysJuly 27Jessica HonrineSheila BrunsonJuly 28Nellie DavisJean HornerDavid HobbsJuly 29Rich ReedLois AshleyLuke Starling ByrdGary McMillanPhillip JonesJuly 30Lasha CarterHenry WeeksJuly 3...

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Taking the oath

Dan Grubb/SCCSampson County Assistant Clerk of Court Tammy Cashwell administers the Sampson Community College Oath of Office to newly-appointed and reappointed trustees, SGA president Tracy Kirkland, Chris Fann; Nash Johnson, and Pat Jones, as SCC President Dr. Paul Hutchins looks on during a Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month.

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Lindsay reunion Sunday

The attached picture was made in October 1908 and is a celebration of John DeVane Lindsay’s 72nd birthday. John was a Civil War veteran, wounded twice, and died in 1914 at his home in the “Land of Goshen” in upper Sampson County.The little baby in the arms of my grandmother, Lona Franklin Weeks Lindsay, is my father Algia (Buddy Lindsay) who operated the county store at Hobbton for 45 years. My father had six brothers and one sister. The boys on the front row are ...

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Black bear roaming Roseboro

A black bear was seen roaming the streets of Roseboro Friday morning, and residents took action hoping to get the bear picked up by Wildlife agents.“At 11:30 a.m. this morning I looked outside after a neighbor called me saying she had seen a black bear,” said Anna Caldwell in an interview Friday. Tonya Ivey called Caldwell and told her that the bear was in the West’s yard.“The bear was outside in her yard, across the street from my house,” s...

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Newton Grove student receives scholarship

RALEIGH — The Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) recently announced that Emily Harrison is the recipient of an LGFCU scholarship award.Harrison, of Newton Grove, will use her scholarship to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is one of 120 deserving high school seniors and post-secondary students that will have extra money to apply toward their education at the university, community or technical college of their choice.

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Crisis Center’s Thrift Store still open

Although the Crisis Center and its core activities have ceased to exist, the Thrift Store is still operating and still accepting donations. That word came from Crisis Center board chairwoman Peggy Melvin, who noted this week that while the outreach organization and its services aren’t available, the retail arm of the center would remain open until further notice.“We haven’t closed yet,” Melvin stressed. “Donations of clothing, furniture and money can s...

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Sex offense charges leveled

A 20-year-old Raleigh man is facing five sexual felonies involving two underage girls after an investigation into the incident led officers to him.Brandon Avila, of 2555 Melvid Court was charged Thursday afternoon with two counts of first degree sex offense with a child and three counts taking indecent liberties with a child.Contacted Friday, Sampson Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith could only provide sketchy details about the case, noting that when incidents involve min...

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Crimewatch

(The 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 jail report.)Arrests7/24 - Brent Edward Smith, 34, 330 W. Second St., Garland, failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked, unsafe pass on a yellow line. Bond $1,000; court date Sept. 11.7/24 - William Henry Monroe, 41, 605 Garland Airport Road, ...

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Learning to manage diabetes

Sampson County residents are going to see some new resources coming to play for those with diabetes, and services are already starting to be offered now at the Butler Court Senior Center.On Wednesdays, from now through Aug. 27, a group of seniors are meeting from noon to 2 p.m., joining to work on their diabetes management skills.Elazzoa McArthur, prevention program manager with Community Health Interventions, said Project CAUSE is about changing, advocating, unifying, s...

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Outreach in our churches

To report church news please email CLNlifestyle@civitasmedia.com or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication.Bearskin MBCAnnual Senior Citizen’s Appreciation Day will be observed Sunday, July 27 at 11 a.m.. Dinner will be served. The annual Stuff the Bus Event (Bearskin M B Church Bus) will be Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 at Wal-Mart in Clinton. On Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Col...

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This circus has to stop

Sampson County Commissioner Jarvis McLamb voted for a 4.5 cent tax hike. No wait, he did, but less than eight hours later he said he didn’t understand what he was voting for. A second vote for a budget ordinance reflecting that tax hike was called for, and this time McLamb cast a dissenting vote.Fellow commissioner Harry Parker voted against a 4.5 cent tax hike. No wait, he did, but less than eight hours later he turned around and voted for a budget ordinance reflecting that ...

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Budget charade reaches historic peak

Confusion, disarray and division among county commissioners came to an embarrassing head Wednesday night in a debacle that left employees thoroughly perplexed and exasperated and board members speechless, only to approve a historically dubious second interim budget.That second interim budget, adopted unanimously by the Sampson Board of Commissioners, will take effect at the beginning of August, with July’s interim budget in effect until Thursday, the last day of the month.

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STEM Academy begins in August

In a couple of weeks, a group of Sampson County students will begin to cultivate their knowledge in the animal science and biotechnology fields.During a recent work session for the Sampson County Board of Education, Col. Tommy Macon, assistant superintendent for academics and student services, reported that the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Academy is scheduled to startup Aug. 6.“I emphasize startup because this a prerequisite of what̵...

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Crimewatch

(The reports below are provided daily by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff’s Office jail report.)Arrests7/23 - Anthony Ladon Chavious, 38, 812 Bill Town Road, Rose Hill, non support of child. Bond $750; court date July 29.7/23 - Glenwood Earl Owens, 20, 49 Tuckers Lane, Salemburg, simple assault. No bond; court date Sept. 9.7/23 - Jack Figueroa-...

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Next SCT show coming in 2 weeks

In only two weeks you will be able to enjoy the next production at the Sampson Community Theatre where you will probably see many faces that will be the future of live theater in our county as 110 youngsters take to our big stage over three weekends in August. Every elementary school in the county is represented as are schools in Duplin, Wayne, Harnett and Cumberland counties. Several home schools are represented also, all in an effort to give as many children as possible the opportunity to p...

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County School Board members take oath

Tammy Cashwell, assistant clerk of Superior Court, administered the oath of office to four incumbent members of the Sampson County Board of Education.

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