A food stamp program that aids 1 in 7 Americans has taken a hit in North Carolina and the nation in recent months, with a reduction in federal assistance last year to the N.C. program and across the country, and a recently-signed Farm Bill taking another significant chunk out of the program in 15 other states.
Courtesy photoUnion Elementary recently named its Terrific Kids for the second nine weeks grading period. Those named in kindergarten are: Irelynn Allen, Emanuel Casimiro, Ingrid Encarnacion, Teresa Espinoza, Iveth Garcia, Rodrigo Gonzalez-Elizarraraz, Celeste Guerrero-Sandoval, Daren Hall, Lizet Lopez, Paola Mata, Jary Meza, Earl Michum, Chamani Newton, Linsey Oseguera, Ana Pablo, Ketedel Pineda, Isaac Pryor, Riki Reynoso, Lexus Rich, Caleb Robinson, Sonjayah Scott, Tapanga Spell,...
Courtesy photoUnited Way of Sampson County incoming president Sherrill Allen, left, presents an appreciation plaque to Kenny Cabral for his service and leadership as board president and commitment to community service in 2013.
Courtesy photoUnited Way of Sampson County’s 2014 officers are, from left: Kenny Cabral, immediate past president; Shawn Purvis, vice president; Sherrill Allen, president; Janet Sargent, secretary; and Dempsey Craig, treasurer.
Courtesy photoUnited Way of Sampson County’s 2014 Board of Directors, pictured from left to right, include, back row, Rev. Thomas Farrow, Stuart Blount, and Shawn Purvis. Middle row, Janet Sargent, Dempsey Craig, Enrique Coello, Patty Cherry, Jerry Heinzman, Sherrill Allen. Front row, Susan Warren, Sarah Bradshaw, Ann Butler, Sherry Matthews, and Dottie McCullen. Not pictured, Kenny Cabral and Summer Lanier.
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Editor:This is Lacie Wilson from Autryville. I am currently a stage four cancer patient, and was previously a stage three in 2002.It has been the worst ordeal I have ever been through. Twelve years ago I had breast cancer surgery on my left side and 17 lymph nodes removed and chemo for six months. Then in January 2010 the cancer came back as stage four with over two dozen tumors which were in my brain. That has metastasized in other parts as well, such as my back, my rib...
Courtesy photoButler Avenue Elementary School’s March Student of the Month is Alexander Evans. He is a second grade student in Mrs. Barefoot’s class. Butler’s top employee Butler Avenue Elementary School recently selected Tonu Lee as its March Employee of the Month. Lee is a teacher assistant in third grade at Butler Avenue. C
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