Allan Carter has worn multiple hats at Enviva, the last stop on his long tenure in the forest products industry.
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Local hangs up hard hat after 50 years

Sampson local Allan Carter has hung up his hard hat after a successful 40-plus year career in the forest products industry. On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, Carter retired from Enviva after nearly a 10-year tenure with the renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, which operates one of its nine plants in Sampson County.

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Bobby Dial gets in for a touchdown early in the game, slipping past Midway’s Jonathan Cooper and Isaiah McClendon.
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Midway rumbles past Hobbton

After a grueling several months of waiting, high school football has finally made its reemergence to the region. Kicking things off locally, the Hobbton Wildcats made the short trip over to Midway High School on Thursday night, looking to settle a score with their old rivals. Midway, however, despite a sloppy start and some ill-advised penalties, strung together a solid offensive outing and battered the Wildcats to win the game, 53-13.

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A beautification project is underway in Autryville, which includes a new sign to welcome visitors to the town in western Sampson County. As part of the extension project for the Highway 24 corridor, a certain percentage of groundwork was required for visual improvements. Autryville officials received preliminary plans from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division of Highways in 2020. The town’s new logo on the sign, which also welcomes residents back home, was designed by Laura Caroline Spell Rick of Old North State Design. Friday’s work for the project was supervised by Gina Norris of NCDOT and Jason Atkins of Natural Choice Contracting.
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No place like home

A beautification project is underway in Autryville, which includes a new sign to welcome visitors to the town in western Sampson County. As part of the extension project for the Highway 24 corridor, a certain percentage of groundwork was required for visual improvements. Autryville officials received preliminary plans from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division of Highways in 2020. The town’s new logo on the sign, which also welcomes residents back home, was designed by Laura Caroline Spell Rick of Old North State Design. Friday’s work for the project was supervised by Gina Norris of NCDOT and Jason Atkins of Natural Choice Contracting.

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Midway High School and University of Mount Olive alumnus Eric Godwin recently authored a book on social change.
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‘Being the Change’

MOUNT OLIVE — When the world seems full of too much negativity and you don’t know how to fix it, University of Mount Olive Alumnus Eric Godwin advises to start with the things you can do yourself. “Be the person who wants to give back to society. Be a role model for your friends, family, and community. Be a mentor to someone who needs it,” he said.

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