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Outdoor adventure for youth coming soon

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In a few weeks, Laurel Lake will be filled with children and teenagers learning how to reel in the big catch, and even those not-so big.The members of the Clinton-Sampson Ducks Unlimited are preparing for the annual Greenwing Adventure. It’s scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Laurel Lake Campground and Music Park, located off Highway 242, west of Salemburg on Laural Lake Road.Volunteer and committee member Keith Jones said the annual outdoor event is a way for children to learn about outdoor activities. Offering children something to do other than just watch television or get on a computer brings joy to Jones.


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Building PermitsRaul Llamas, 82 sq. ft., signWilliam Faircloth, 2,128 sq. ft., mobile home setupMiles Jackson, 625 sq. ft., residential additionChristopher Jolly, 2,106 sq. ft., new single family dwellingWilliam Faircloth, 256 sq. ft., residential additionJose Escalara, 1,836 sq. ft., mobile home setupJose Cervantes, 1,344 sq. ft., mobile home setupAbilia Velasquez, 1680 sq. ft., mobile ho...

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Ways of treating Glaucoma

October is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and I have been writing about the main types of glaucoma and how they can affect our vision. Today I will try to cover the types of treatment available to control the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye and protect us from sight loss.The standard treatment for glaucoma, in the past has always been the use of eye drops and pills to control the IOP. Not every patient responds the same to these medications. In some cases, certain medicati...

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Lady Horses bow out of playoffs

The Clinton volleyball team traveled to Creedmoor for a first round playoff matchup with the Lady Vikings of South Granville. The Lady Vikings, representing the 2A Northern Carolina Conference, took a 23-3 record into the match and defeated the visiting Lady Horses 3-0, ending Clinton’s season and booting them from the playoffs. Clinton ends the season with a 10-13 overall record and 7-7 in the Four County Conference.

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Lady Raiders roll into second round

The Midway Lady Raiders edged out Southwest Edgecomb on Saturday in Spivey’s Corner in 3 sets. Midway won the matches by scores of 25-16, 25-12, and 25-14.Kelsey Pondo had 10 kills, 9 assists, 4 blocks, and 2 aces on 8 service points. Amber Poole had 4 kills, 17 assists, and 3 aces on 13 service points. Hannah Hubbard had 6 kills; Hailey West had 5 kills and 7 aces on 11 service points, and Leah Williams had an ace on 9 service points.

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Lady Spartans beat Pamlico, advance in playoffs

Union took down Pamlico, a 10-2 team in their conference on Saturday in 3 sets to advance to round 2 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Union won the sets by scores of 27-25, 25-21, AND 25-23.“The girls hands down played the best that they have all season. Each point was a great rally. Each and every player contributed and gave 110 percent,” said Union’s head coach, Krystin Moore.Union plays in the second round on Tuesday. They will play at Northside at 7 p....

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Telephones, theaters in Clinton

(Editor’s note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.)In 1885, just a year prior to the railroad being built into Clinton, the first telegraph wires were put into operation.

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Gambling with Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly is a gambler. Some of you may recognize the name. He is the U.S. doctor who recently contracted the Ebola virus while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. You may have seen him on TV when he was released from the hospital in Atlanta. He surely wasn’t in Las Vegas, but is probably a gambler in the truest sense of the word.In the letter to the Philippians in the Bible, the Apostle Paul writes about a fellow Christian named Epaphroditus. Paul states that ...

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Working for a brighter NC

(Editor’s note: Beginning today, opinion pieces contributed by local candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will be provided. Candidates and party chairs were both offered the opportunity to submit oped pieces of their choosing. All content had to be provided by Monday, Oct. 6. Those appearing over the next few days and weeks are the ones that were submitted. No additional candidate pieces will be accepted at this time. Letters to the editor regarding political campaign...

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What’s cookin’?

Sampson County SchoolsOct. 20Lasagna Cheese Roll up orCheeseburgerCandied YamsGarden PeasFresh FruitMilkOct. 21Taco orHot Ham & Cheese SandwichSeasoned CornBreaded OkraPineappleFresh FruitMilkOct. 22Salisbury ...

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Compare, choose Medicare plans

Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. The Annual Election Period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Take advantage of the Annual Election Period, and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both.

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Earth-conscious meets fashion-conscious with TORRAIN handbags

TORRAIN was born in 2009 when founder, Nyla Jano visited a night market in Cambodia and was struck by a local woman, Sothea’s, innovative use of recycled materials. Sothea purchased discarded materials and then employed local families to wash, dry and sew them into colorful tote bags. Nyla quickly introduced herself and the two discussed a way for Nyla to design more products back home in Portland, Oregon, while providing an opportunity for Cambodian artisans to produce them at a fair w...

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Stokes, Wider touted

Courtesy photoSunset Avenue Elementary School recently named its top student and staff member for the month. Fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Stokes was named Employee of the Month and fourth-grade student Malik Wider was named the top Student of the Month.Courtesy photoSunset Avenue Elementary School recently named its top student and staff member for the month. Fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Stokes was named Employee of the Month and fourth-grade student Malik W...

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Lady Leopards advance to round 2

The Lady Devil Pups of Camp LeJeune travelled to Lakewood for the first round of the 1A state volleyball playoffs on Saturday. The Leopards earned a number one seed for the playoffs and were heavily favored in the match. But in the spirit of the Marine Corps, the Lady Devil Pups came into the gym ready to engage the enemy and they fought hard for three sets, putting up 12, 19, and 18 points, respectively.

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Pottery, woodwork part of upcoming UMO show

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will host the Grubbs and Williams Show in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery from October 18 through Nov. 22, with a reception on Nov. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.. The joint show will include displays of pottery and woodwork.Frank Grubbs is a self-taught potter in the field of ceramics. His work is comprised of unique, one of a kind pottery pieces. Grubbs has taught ceramics at Mount Olive Junior College (now the University of Mount Olive),...

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysOct. 19Cynthia SessomsSusan HerringLena MatthewsBarry TaylorWillie Gray WarrenJayla Marie JohnsonMartina Matilda GrantCarolyn Marie JohnsonOct. 20Garry WilliamsBlythe JacksonJenna LeeCarrie McVeighBryan WilliamsEarl BryantDebb...

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SI kicks off online costume contest

Halloween is coming to Clinton a little early this year, with the start of The Sampson Independent’s virtual costume contest which began earlier this week.Just in time for the beginning of the holiday season, the Independent and its key advertising sponsors are hosting a virtual costume party and they are inviting everyone to join the spooktacular fun.The Halloween Extravaganza or virtual costume party is a great way to get the community involved and busin...

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Carr named Kiwanian of Year

Courtesy photoThe Kiwanis Club of Clinton recently held its annual Installation/Awards Banquet at The Sandpiper restaurant. Lt. Gov. Elect Amy Johnson and Governor-Elect Gary Cooper of the Carolina’s District were both in attendance to participate in the officer installations. Jeff Bell, Immediate Past President, relinquished his duties to Brenda Nordin who was installed as President and Wendy Carr as President-Elect. Wendy Carr was presented the award for Kiwanian of the Yea...

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