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B&E charges leveled

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A 28-year-old Sampson County man is facing felony charges related to a break-in at the home of his ex-girlfriend earlier in the week.Travis Taylor, of 3117 Brewer Road, Faison, was charged late Wednesday afternoon with burglary (forcible entry), larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.He was taken into custody one day after the victim reported the incident to Sampson Sheriff’s authorities.Contacted Friday, Lt. Marcus Smith said the victim told officers she witnessed her ex-boyfriend forcibly enter her residence while she was inside.She was able to flee to safety while the suspect was inside the home.


Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysSept. 21Joseph Colin MadgarSadie McKoyPeggy MelvinTim BassAleasha McPhailEboni StewartSept. 22Margaret RichLuther TyndallJason JohnsonMajor BrownLillian MurphyMargaret HooksEllen UnderwoodHarold Hubert JohnsonTammy Louise Butl...

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Cape Fear Farm Credit accepting apps Planner Program

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the sixth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s success.

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Good study habits and homework

Every parent wants their child to do well in school and to learn as much as they possibly can. To be good students, children need to develop good study habits at home and at school. You can help develop good study habits at home by approaching homework with a positive attitude and by providing an atmosphere that encourages learning. Here are some ideas that can help.Set a Homework ScheduleSet up a regular time for homework to be done each day and stick t...

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Online donors program helps teachers

Social Studies educator Lisa Ottaway loves teaching history to her students at Union Middle School.“I’m a history geek,” she confessed. “I like knowing where we come from.”But in a digital world, a lack of resources can be a challenge for Ottaway and teachers like her. A lot of educational tools in the classroom are technology based.To help, Ottaway is one of several local teachers using the Donors The online charity p...

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Annual coat drive to kick off Nov. 1, sponsorships sought now

It may still be hot outside, but Chamber of Commerce members are already talking coats, as they gear up for an annual project that helps keep many in the Sampson community warm during those cold winter months.In its fifth year as a community service project, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chamber Coat Closest drive, beginning Nov. 1.As part of the coat drive, the Chamber will collect new and gently used coats in all sizes ranging from infant...

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What’s cookin’?

Sampson County SchoolsSept. 22Turkey & Cheese Hoagie orBBQ Beef RibSquashOrange Glazed CarrotsApplesauceFresh FruitMilkSept. 23Grilled Chick Fillet Sandwich orPork Chop SandwichCarrot Sticks w/DipPotato RoundsPeaches...

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Vital Statistics

Building PermitsDenis Zeledon, 2,040 sq. ft., mobile home setupVictor Funez, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setupAngel Zuniga, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setupTrue Faith Baptist Church, 1,746 sq. ft., new storageThomas McPhail, 600 sq. ft., residential additionEdna Martin, 816 sq. ft., residential additionKenneth and Sharon Raynor, 3,794sq. ft., new single family dwellingChad and Karen Reynold...

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Lakewood grabs quality road win

The Lakewood Leopards took a ride north on I-95 Friday night to meet the Panthers of North Johnston, where the Leopards controlled almost the entire game, with a win of 25-7.Trevon Wilson put the Leopards on the board 1st with a run into the end zone. That was the only score in the 1st quarter, the point after was blocked by the Panthers.The 2nd quarter saw Quarterback Zach Tanner with a 4 yard pass to Deshawn Wilson for the touchdown, but the point after was missed. Thi...

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Harrells runs all over South Robeson

Harrells Christain Acadmey remained undefeated after a 29-0 win over South Robeson on Friday evening. It was an all-around ground attack for HCA, as they got whatever they wanted on the ground.It started with a Joseph Phaneuf touchdown run from 15 yards out. Marcus Scarborough then scampered into the endzone from 37 yards out, and Phaneuf found the endzone again before the break to give the Crusaders a 22-0 lead at halftime.In the second half, Scarborough found pay dirt ...

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Wildcats fall on the road

The Hobbton Wildcats traveled to Wake Christian Friday night; but, came up short, again. The Wake Bulldogs won 36-20; however, the Wildcats were in the game at the half, down 13-7.

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Princeton thumps Spartans

The Union Spartans were defeated by the visiting Princeton Bulldogs, 48-20 on Thursday night, at Union. Princeton jumped out to an early touchdown lead with under five minutes gone in the game, and never looked back.The Union offense struggled for the entire first half. On two runs that looked to be promising and productive, the end result would be a fumble. Princeton led 34-0 at halftime.

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Empowering women’s health

The end of a 21-year adventure culminated last night, as members and participants in the Seeds of Hope project gathered to say their goodbyes and give thanks to everyone involved.Seeds of HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Partnerships, Empowerment) is the last in a series of research projects which were partnered with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Seeds of HOPE was a dissemination study of the evidence-based intervention HOPE Works, which was a project desi...

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County Rec host first volleyball mini-camp

On Saturday, Sept. 6, Sampson County Parks & Recreation held its first county-wide volleyball mini-camp. The mini-camp was held at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School.In all, 32 girls ages 9 to 12, attended. The head volleyball coaches of Lakewood High School, Sheila Davidson and Dan Heinz, along with several of their players, Rashyda Parker, Emily Lewis, Anna Heinz, Jordan Tew, Haley Wainright, and Mckenzie Davidson, volunteered their time to help out with the teaching of basic skill...

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Reid earns top state honor

GREENSBORO – Three City of Greensboro employees received state awards at the NC Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) / National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2014 annual banquet on Sept. 10 in Sunset Beach.

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Clinton’s Street Fair growing

Arguably Clinton’s biggest event year in and year out, the Court Square Street Fair is just a few weeks away with a little something for every letter in the alphabet — automobiles, barbecue, crafts and demonstrations — along with live music and a plethora of other mainstays that have attracted thousands to the downtown and surrounding area for decades.The 28th annual Court Square Street Fair and 21st annual Barbecue Cook-Off will overtake downtown Clinton on Satur...

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Benefit a success, plans for 5k Saturday

Dubbed a huge success, the benefit plate sale for double-amputee Frankie Brewington sold almost 4,000 plates.“The benefit was a huge success,” Frankie’s wife Amanda said. “We did not set a goal prior to the event, but I just knew we would be grateful for any amount raised.”Amanda said she was very impressed with the number of people who came out to support Frankie, including the volunteers.“We never expected so many voluntee...

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Church Outreach

To report church news please email or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication.Baldwin Branch MBC,Elizabethtown

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