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Falcon Lung Cancer 5K race set for Saturday

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FALCON — Hundreds of people will do a lot of huffing and puffing Saturday when they cross the finish line at JO Humphries Park.With each step and drop of sweat, participants will bring awareness about the fight against lung cancer.The Mack D. Foundation, Inc. is hosting the inaugural Falcon 5K race, scheduled to begin 8 a.m. Saturday at the park, 6207 Brooks St., Falcon. Registration is scheduled for 7 a.m.Ford of Clinton is one of the contributors to the event.Organizer Beth Holmes is looking forward to joggers, walkers and runners showing support on Saturday.“There’s not a person you know on a day-to-day basis who has not been impacted by cancer,” Holmes said.

 

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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.)Arrests9/17 - Avitia Sharrise Pope, 32, 334 Belvoir School Road, Clinton, financial card fraud. Bond $500; court date Oct. 15.9/17 - Marcial Cruz Oppenjaimer, 42, 1606 Newton Grove Road, Newton Grove, failure to appear/child support. Bond...

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Courtesy photoOn Thursday Sept. 11, McDonalds locations across eastern North Carolina hosted a special Golden Heroes Day, providing free meals to all first responders and military, past and present. At the Newton Grove location, several local agencies were invited to bring out units from their organizations to show off their units, and speak with the community. Tours of the units were given to community residents, including Sampson County’s Command Post. Pictured from left is...

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Roseboro Nutrition Site honors Watson

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentEdna Watson, 95, the longest-living woman client of the Roseboro Nutrition Site, was honored during the recent Senior Citizens Day. The free event featured a variety of activities and medical checks for the public.

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HMS girls sweep Union

Hobbton Middle improved it’s record to 2-0 on the season after a convincing win over Union Middle in volleyball action Wednesday afternoon.“Our girls really pulled it together tonight. They were a little off in our first match but came together really well today,” stated Hobbton coach Chip Pollock after Wednesday’s game.The first set was a tight affair with the Wildcats edging the Spartans 25-19. Pollock noted, “Union is a young, small team ...

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One big catch

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentEdward Beard of Clinton recently caught a flathead catfish in a river near Garland. He said he was surprised when he caught it while fishing with his cousin Tony Matthews. Beard has been fishing since he was a kid.

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Be in prayer

• Fern Sexton• Barbara Johnson• Bobby Smith• Betty Smith• Gene Hart• Dorothy Hart• Cory Muzzy• Town of Garland• Beth Horne• Gary Melvin• Matthew Creech• Colin Lockamy• Joe Butler• Don Wilson• John Pope• Mary Nell Darden•...

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SRMC gala … with a twist

The Sampson Regional Medical Center Foundation is calling on the community to help scare up funds for life-saving equipment, putting a twist on its annual gala whose aim to once again benefit the hospital and its patients.The Foundation’s 8th annual Partners for Life Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in Sampson Agri-Exposition Center’s Prestage Hall. Proceeds will support endoscopy upgrades.Specifically, the gala will sponsor the hospital’s...

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Town hall meeting planned

An annual town hall hosted by Sen. Brent Jackson offering residents the opportunity to ask local legislators about any number of issues, will focus this year on one particular subject the senator said is weighing on the minds of local farmers.The implementation of weight laws for farmers’ trucks has been a hot topic with farmers in Sampson and surrounding counties, the senator of N.C.’s 10th district said, and one he sought to address with all relevant parties including...

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Senior area church choirs celebrate anniversaries

Point Level Disciples of Christ prayer meeting and Bible study is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 a.m..The House of Prayer in Faison has prayer service and Bible study every Thursday from 6-7 p.m..Bible study is held every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Piney Green Disciples in Newton Grove. Teaching by pastor Fermonda Geddie. Come and join us.New Life Outreach Ministries will have their 2014 Women Conference, Sept. 17-19 at 7 p.m. nightly....

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Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is South River Electric Membership Corporation, located at 17494 US 421 South in Dunn. South River EMC is an electric distribution cooperative whose headquarters is in Dunn, with a district office located in Fayetteville. The Co-op serves over 43,000 members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. For more information about South River Electric Membership Corporation contact Catherine O’Dell at 910-89...

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Clinton nets win over Union

The Dark Horses and Spartans tangled in a physical Four County Conference soccer match at the Darkness Soccer Complex on Wednesday evening. Clinton sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the game before the Spartans adjusted and played the remainder of the game on even terms with the Dark Horse taking a hard fought 4-1 win.

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Hobbton Middle tops Union, 7-4

Hobbton Middle hosted Union in soccer action yesterday with the Wildcats coming away with a 7-4 win. The Wildcats would be led by Miguel Diaz with 3 goals, Uriel Cruz 2 goals and Luis Irias 2 goals. Union would score first on a breakaway from Manuel Pineda. The Wildcats would score the next four goals and Union would get another from Pineda before the end of the half.Hobbton would outscore Union 3-2 in the second half to secure the win.

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Hobbton downs Lakewood

The Lakewood Leopards hosted the Hobbton Wildcats Wednesday night on the soccer field. The Wildcats came ready to play, defeating the Leopards 3-1.With less than 2 minutes off the clock, the Wildcats scored their first goal. The Leopards were able to get on the scoreboard with 19:32 left in the 1st half, but that was all the offense the Leopards had for the night. The first half ended tied at 1-1.The second half was all Hobbton, as they scored with 18:41 left in the 2nd ...

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Raiders fall to Wallace-Rose Hill

The Midway soccer team hosted the Bulldogs of Wallace-Rose Hill Wednesday. The visitors, sporting an 8-1-1 overall record, defeated the Raiders 4-0.The game was scoreless for the first 17:16. The Bulldogs got their first goal on a fast break by Maynor Espinoza. That would be the only score of the first half.The visitors wasted no time finding the back of the goal after intermission. Just 1:41 into the second frame, the Bulldogs’ Kenny Sevilla hit pay dirt to make i...

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Showcase draws rave reviews

What a wonderful 2014 Business Showcase last Thursday, Sept. 11 A free community event, last Thursday evening the downtown Clinton CenturyLink Building was filled with live music by Dennis Cash, over 30 business booths, delicious food catered by The Happy Belly Deli, door prizes and much more.

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Carolina Conference hosts Championship Preview Meet

On Tuesday, September 16, Hobbton hosted the Carolina 1A Conference Cross Country Championship Preview Meet with all 7 eligible teams in attendance. The Women’s meet was won by North Duplin’s Haley Thurston with a time of 23:58. The Lady Wildcats were impressive to start the day with a 2nd place finish out of the 7 teams. Hobbton was edged by only Princeton on the Women’s side with respective team scores of 39 to 43. Low Score wins in Cross Country and is calculated by addin...

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Another caught in Double Tap net

Although most of the Operation Double Tap warrants have been served and suspects jailed or bonded out, a few more arrests continue to trickle in as Sampson County Sheriff’s officials locate individuals caught in their year-long undercover drug campaign.One of those was arrested earlier this week at the Sampson County Detention Center.

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