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Another caught in Double Tap net

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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.

 

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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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.)Arrests9/16 - Raven Nicole Lee, 25, 980 Clive Jacobs Road, Clinton, breaking and entering. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 3.9/16 - Pamela Dorego Butler, 50, 195 Sessoms Naylor Lane, Roseboro, domestic assault inflicting serious injury. No b...

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Sunset PTSO host curriculum night

Pancakes and curriculum made a good combination Tuesday evening at Sunset Avenue School.The PTSO hosted Curriculum Night to familiarize parents with what their children will be learning throughout the school year. Some of the subjects included English, language arts, social studies, math and science.After a warm pancake meal courtesy of Smithfield, parents attended classroom sessions and interacted with teachers and leaders in the building.One of the parents w...

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CHS Tech students excel

During the 2013-14 school year at the North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA) State Conference Convention in Greensboro, Clinton High School did not come home empty handed.The group, led by Susan Kennedy and Vance Herring, did an outstanding job participating in all the events and competitions held there. They were recipients of three first place trophies and one second place trophy. Also, member Melanie Murrill ran for the state office of Sargent of Arms. Although sh...

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Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentDuring the second annual Hollerin’ Heritage Festival last Saturday, historian Bryan Avery demonstrates how to make tar and turpentine from pine trees in the state.Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentDuring a rainy afternoon at the Hollerin’ Heritage Festival, historian Richard Thompson keeps a fire to demonstrate the production of tar and turpentine in the 1700s. His was assisted by Bryan Avery.

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1 jailed for R'boro B&Es

Roseboro citizens are proving Sheriff Jimmy Thornton's assertion that attentive residents can help thwart crimes. With their assistance Tuesday, a Warsaw man has been jailed and a recent rash of vehicle break-ins might just have been solved.Contacted this morning, Sheriff's Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed that sheriff's investigators did make an arrest Tuesday and that Roseboro residents did, in fact, assist officers in locating a suspect in the cases.

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MDA Lock-Up raises over $51K

More than 200 business professionals and civic leaders were put behind bars last week and left there to raise a little bail money, all part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual MDA Lock-Up. When the last prisoner, dubbed to be guilty of having a “big heart,” was released, the local jailbirds had helped raise more than $51,000.Proceeds from the annual fundraising event go toward one of MDA’s signature fund-raising programs that benefits individuals ...

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Ready … aim … train

When a law enforcement officer goes to work every day, the hope is that their most used instrument will be a pen. But the realities are often different, and that’s why Sampson County Sheriff’s officials believe weapons training is critical, not just the mandated amount of time on a range but beyond it, ensuring safety and expertise with the powerful tools in their possession.That’s why when the department switched a few weeks ago from the Glocks they had been usin...

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Newton Grove brings movie night back

NEWTON GROVE — It may still be summer, but things are about to freeze in Newton Grove, as the Newton Grove Area 100 Committee will host movie night this Friday, Sept. 19.The town of Newton Grove and the Newton Grove Area 100 Committee will featurethe Disney movie Frozen. This movie is rated PG, and appropriate for all ages.According to Gary Mac Herring, town commissioner and Newton Grove Area 100 Committee member, this is the first movie night the town has put on i...

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Donors key to UW’s ‘Bounty’

When Charlene Jacobs was approached about donating freshwater prawns for Sampson County United Way’s upcoming fundraising feast, she immediately championed the request with her board knowing it could help the community and showcase what might be a lesser-known piece of the local agricultural landscape.That is the whole aim of United Way’s “Outstanding in Our Fields: The Bounty,” set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the South River Lodge. It is a farm to tab...

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