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Bradshaw says goodbye to Extension

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Inside her office at the Sampson County Extension Office, Amanda Bradshaw sat in front of a computer and sorted through thousands of 4-H pictures.“That’s one of the things I’m working on this week, getting all of these pictures off my computer and onto CDs,” Bradshaw said. “It’s going to be here for whoever comes here 15, 25 , 30 or 50 years from now. There’s a lot of history on those pictures.”The discs will be passed on to the next extension agent for 4-H Youth Development. After seven years as an extension agent, Bradshaw is ready to begin a new journey.Her last official day is today.

 

Byrd serves as N.C. Senate page

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Chandler Britt Byrd, a student at Wake Forest High School, serve as a page. She is the daughter of Charles and Paige Byrd of Wake Forest and the granddaughter of Danny and Vicki Britt of Clinton.Chandler was sponsored by Sen, Brent Jackson, R-Sampson, and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore, Phil Berger of Rockingham County.Statewide high school students in grades 9 through 12 serve as pages...

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Journey through recovery

For Frankie and Amanda Brewington, June 11 began as a normal day. Eleven weeks later, the couple are living a completely different life, one they never expected.Frankie is now a double-leg amputee and adjusting to a life of doctor’s appointments, uncertainties, therapy and healing.Just prior to his life-changing events, he told his wife Amanda he was hearing “whooshing” sounds in his head. “He described it as an ultrasound,” Amanda added. &#...

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Murphy-Brown: Lawsuits could put farmers out of work

The filing of seven federal lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC is “disappointing,” and one that could potentially put hard-working farmers out of business, an attorney for the company said this week.The suits, filed in U.S. District Court last week, allege the Warsaw-based Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary failed to take steps to reduce nuisance and injury caused by company-owned and contract farms in Sampson and five surrounding counties. The lawsuits were brought by Wal...

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The simple truth

Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Later in the book of John we read where, after Jesus had spoken of truth, “Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?” (John 18:38). The short answer to that question could well be to just cite the words of Jesus in His prayer to the Father; “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy wor...

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Church Outreach

Cedar PointDOCThe 117th Homecoming Celebration will be Sept. 14. The theme is “For Your Glory.” Attire for the day is overalls, jeans, bonnets and long skirts. Please bring donations for the Operation Christmas Child Mission Project!Circle of Blessings/Tim’s GiftDinner will be served every Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the old Scotchman store on Elizabeth Street i...

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God’s language is one of the heart

Do you believe some things have to be believed to be seen? This story stirs before dawn while dusting my kitchen table and mulling over thoughts about believing and praying for my granddaughter, Corie, who is being transported to Duke tonight. She was in a car accident and broke her back. Dusting and praying in the wee hours of the morning makes for a good story on believing.

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Back to school is about staying in the know on the go

Back to school can be exciting, but also an overwhelming time for students, parents and teachers. Whether students forget to check for homework assignments or miss class due to illness, students don’t want to fall behind. Access to information and connecting with teachers and other students is just a click away with the help of smartphones and tablets. According to a recent survey by U.S. Cellular1, 74 percent of households with children under the age of 18 have at least one tablet. Tab...

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Courtesy photoThe Chamber’s Member of the Week is the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture, located at 55 Agriculture Place in Clinton. Sampson County Friends of Agriculture is a support group for agriculture & agricultural businesses in Sampson and surrounding counties. Sampson County Friends of Agriculture aims to inform the public on agricultural issues. For more information about Sampson County Friends of Agriculture contact Ronnie Jackson, President at 910-592-7161. For...

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Hobbton volleyball wins again

The Hobbton Wildcat JV volleyball team got another win Thursday against James Kenan. The final was 2-1, Hobbton.In the opening set, Alana Rhodes served 17 straight points, including 5 aces, before giving up the serve. The Wildcats went on to take the game 25-8. In the second game, James Kenan found their game and kept it close throughout winning 25-21. In the third game, Hobbton got their act together and dominated the Tigers again taking that game 25-9 and the match.

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Lady Raiders net first conference win

The Midway Lady Raiders bounced back from a hard fought non-conference loss to Lakewood on Wednesday with their first conference win over East Bladen. Midway’s varsity and JV teams won their matches, each by seeping the Lady Eagles.The JV Lady Raiders won 25-10 in the first set and 25-15 in the second. Autumn Byrd scored 12 points off serves and had 7 assists. Blythe Best was 2-2 in the kills category. Logan Baggetthad 5 aces for Midway.As for the varsity, Midway w...

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County’s strength in ag paves way to future

(Editor’s note: The following article was provided by Eileen Coite and written by Justin Moore, NCSU Extension Communications, regarding the strategic plan for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The plan will be implemented in all 101 Extension centers across North Carolina, and changes will take place over the next 22 months. At the end of this article, Coite elaborates more on how this will affect Sampson County Cooperative Extension.)

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The Saltwater cast of “Little Mermaid, Jr.” had control of the big stage over the past weekend as they attempted to outdo or do as well as the Seashell or Sunshine casts. The audiences for the Saltwater cast were as numerous and loud as the other casts so the bottom line is each cast had weaknesses and strengths that balanced all three groups.

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Clinton woman faces drug charges

Yet more drug charges have been leveled this week, one a product of Operation Double Tap, the second the serving of warrants issued in Granville County.According to reports released by Sampson County Sheriff’s officials Thursday, Geneva Renee Bishop, 47, of 6505 Five Bridge Road, Clinton, has become the latest person taken into custody as part of the undercover drug campaign ongoing now for three weeks.

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Garland to host Community Day

Garland officials, along with NC STEP volunteers and community sponsors, are gearing up for a big day in October.The Garland Community Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. in downtown Garland.The theme is “Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today, and Embracing Tomorrow!” It will replace the former Rotary Parade.“This is a very special day for our community and town as we honor and reflect on our rich history and heritage, cel...

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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.)Arrests8/27 - Allan Bernard Young, 58, 46 David Lane, Clinton, court violations. Bond $500; court date Oct. 7.8/27 - Herminio Cruz, 61, 2635 Green Sea Road, Garland, failure to appear on charges of failing to wear seat belt, driving while...

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News briefs

Tai Chi classes — return to the Center for Health+Wellness Tuesday, Sept. 2. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through October from 11:15 a.m. until noon. Free to the public. FMI, call Angela Faircloth at 592-4653.Jacob and Corena Sutton Family Reunion — will be held Aug 30, beginning at 2 p.m., at the old homeplace on Bearskin Road. FMI Call 564-4717.

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Mintz welcomes new youth minister

Mintz Christian Academy and Mintz Baptist Church have welcomed a new minister into the fold, someone who is adding to the blessings of the school in the new school year.Joe Hedrick moved to Roseboro on June 12, 2014, and he is now serving at Mintz Baptist Church as the Minister of Youth and Music as well as teaching Music and Drama at MCA and coaching girls basketball and baseball.“I went to school at the Southeastern Theological Seminary,” explained Hedrick ...

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