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A 33-year-old Sampson County man was taken into custody Monday afternoon and charged with three felonies related to the Sept. 11 theft of spools of wire and cable from a Garland-area residence.Armando Narvaez Figueroa, 125 Wayne Lane, Clinton, faces one count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods or property.He was taken to the Sampson County Detention Center just after 3 p.m. Monday and placed under a $15,000 bond. He has since been released.


Daughter’s of Zion Service at Lisbon Street MBC

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.Big Piney Grove Youth Choir will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

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Spartans get win over West Bladen

The Lady Spartans defeated West Bladen on Tuesday in a volleyball game in four sets. Union won the first set, 25-12, lost the second, 22-25, and won the next two to end the match and earn the victory, with scores of 25-12 and 25-16, respectively.Union was led by Hope Cottle, who had 10 kills and 3 aces; Lauren Preddy, 7 kills, 3 aces, 4 blocks; Michala Robinson, 4 kills; Brenna King, 1 block, 7 aces; Katie Hunter had 9 assists and 7 aces, and Carley Jones, who had 8 assists and 5 a...

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Lady Horses split volleyball Matches with Pender

The JV Horses opened the day easily handling the young Patriots, winning in two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-11. The Clinton varsity proved to be no match for the strong Pender team that remained unbeaten in conference play with their win over the Dark Horses. Pender touted a tall front line that played aggressively putting an early end to any doubt about the outcome of the match. The Lady Patriots dominated the Lady Horses by scores of 11-25, 16-25 and 14-25. “I was proud of the way ...

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Lady Raiders roll over East Bladen

The Midway Lady Raiders hosted East Bladen Tuesday and made quick work of them. After watching a junior varsity sweep, the varsity team came out and disposed of the varsity Lady Eagles in quick fashion as well.It took Midway a few minutes to claim the momentum in game 1. Coach Jennifer Naylor took a time out when it was 14-19 in favor of East Bladen . They trailed until it was tied at 17. From that point, it was all Raiders. The home team went on to a 25-20 win.In game 2...

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Leps stay perfect in conference play

Tuesday night in Leopards’ Gym the aces were flying as the Leopards had 23 against the Rebels from North Duplin. The Lady Leopards took the Rebels in three straight sets 25-11, 26-6 and 25-12.The lady Rebels were able to stay in the game during the 1st set but were never really close. The Leopards jumped out to an 11-0 run in the 2nd set and never looked back. The 3rd set was not any better for the Rebels.The Leopards’ Rashyda Parker lead the way with 7 kills...

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Sampson County BOE recognizes support staffers

The Support Staff Person of the Year from each school was recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education.Listed Recognized candidates included Marie Boyette, Data Manager, Union Elementary School; Beverly Naylor, bookkeeper, Union Intermediate School; Melissa Smith, cafeteria manger, Union Middle School; Frankie Carroll, custodian, Union High SchoolStella Swinson, data manger, Hargrove Elementary School; Lela Beasley, teacher assistant, Hobbton Elementary School; Ch...

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Sampson County recognizes Teachers of the Year

The Teacher of the Year candidate from each Sampson County School was recognized during a Monday board of education meeting.The listed candidates from each school included Derek Moore, Union Middle School; Jessica McClellan, Union Elementary School; Julie Stanley, Union Intermediate School; and Johnny Williams, Union High School.Lois Michelle Smith, Hobbton Middle School; Carrie Sutton, Hobbton Elementary School; and Amanda Hobbs, Hargrove Elementary School.To...

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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.)Arrests9/22 - Marcus Quinta Golden, 35, 607 Pinewood St., Roseboro, failure to appear/child support. Bond $1,000; court date Sept. 23.9/22 - John Austin Carter, 21, 1526 Ozzie Road, Clinton, failure to appear/simple possession Schedule IV...

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Peterson brings award program to CHS

When it comes to battling on the gridiron, Bryan Peterson knows firsthand that hard work pays off.Peterson, a former state championship quarterback for Clinton High School is recognizing a Dark Horse football player every week through trophy presentations.Along with recognizing players for their accomplishments, another purpose of the program is to help fire up excitement about Dark Horse football, the former player noted.The awards will be presented Fridays o...

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Roseboro Rescue, EMS receive grant

ROSEBORO — Thanks to the generosity of electric bill customers, Roseboro Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc. received a financial boost Monday.South River Electric Membership Corporation awarded the department $3,636 through its Operation Round Up program. Travis Pope, assistant chief of the Roseboro department, said he was thankful for grant.The money will be used to purchase tables, chairs, a whiteboard and to upgrade the training room. Extraction boots an...

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Community Bulletin Board

Gaston Crumpler Family Reunion —will be Sunday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m., at the VFW Building on Veterans Lane. All decedents are encouraged to come. Covered dish.Union High Class of 1974 — meet and greet on Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton, from 6-8 p.m.. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and events.

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Grits for Grands at RES

Courtesy photoRoseboro Elementary School celebrated Grits for Grands on Sept. 19. The students and grandparents enjoyed a wonderful hot breakfast as well as each other’s company. Roseboro Elementary’s staff offered thanks to all the grands for supporting the Little Leopards.

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Sampson sales tax option off table

With early voting for November’s general election little more than a month away, Sampson voters going to the polls will notice no quarter-cent sales tax option on their ballots.The Sampson Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution months ago seeking legislative approval for an additional quarter-cent local option sales tax, stating that empowering the county to levy the option would mean equitably spreading the tax burden among the populous, broadening revenue sources for k...

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Drug campaigns worth the effort

Undercover drug campaigns are risky, cost money and eat up untold man hours for law enforcement officers whose plates are often full long before these special projects are even planned.But we believe they pay off. It may not stop the drug trade in our communities, but it certainly slows it. What’s more, it sends a loud and clear message to drug dealers that our law enforcement officers in the city and county don’t just investigate cases, they hunt down those believed re...

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Business talk DC-style

Everyone has a voice, and members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce recently took theirs — and that of their membership — to Washington D.C. with hopes of being heard by state and national leaders.“The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce strives to serve as the voice for our membership and the local community to local, state, and national representation and leaders,” said Janna Bass, executive director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce foll...

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Lakewood, Clinton, split volleyball matches

Lakewood visited Clinton on Monday afternoon for non-conference Volleyball matches with the Lady Leopards taking a straight set win in the Varsity match and Clinton winning the JV contest in a close fought battle, dropping the young Leopards in two sets. “The JV match was really aggressively played, Clinton has a very good JV team, those young girls played well, we just could not finish them off in the second set”, said Lakewood head coach Shelia Davidson.

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Test soil now to avoid new peak-season testing fee

In today’s economy, consumers are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most practical ways to save money is to have your soil tested. Soil testing is a service provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at their Agronomic Division in Raleigh.

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