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Subway coming soon to Harrells

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Last August, the announcement was made that there would be a Subway opened in Harrells. Last week, the frame for the business started going up.Even though the restaurant is not open yet, the Subway is already on the map, with the franchise announcing the new location at the site of the Clear Run Farms store in Harrells, at 45 Wilmington Hwy. (U.S. 421), would be “coming soon.” Clear Run Farms has been posting updates on its Twitter feed in recent weeks, drumming up local anticipation.


A trap is set for Jesus

(This is part 5 of an 8-part series on the last days of Jesus by Pastor Gilbert Owens. This series highlights the key events of Jesus Christ last days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. This series is based on Pastor Gilbert Owens study and research.)The long hours of teaching in Tuesday leaves Jesus tired and exhausted. He uses Wednesday as a day to rest, knowing full well He would need all of his mental and physical strength to make it to and through his day of cruci...

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Summer art camp offers new classes

Registration has started for the Sampson Arts Council’s Summer Art Camp and there are some new opportunities available for older students this year, leaders noted.The camp will be held during two weeks in July at the Victor R. Small house. Thirty-six students will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts projects during their week-long camp. Two different weeks — July 7-11 and July 14-18 — are available for students, with the younger camp for those e...

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Teacher plan, mastery program on county schools’ radar

An oft-discussed teacher contract/bonus pay plan and a new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery program will hold the attention of Sampson County Board of Education members after the Easter break, when they meet April 28, likely to vote on one and work toward implementation of the other.Both are requirements from the state Department of Public Instruction and both, according to educational leaders, are things Sampson County Schools must act on over the course of the next few months....

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Clara D. Hope, 78

Clara D. Hope, 78CLINTON — Mrs. Clara Elizabeth DeVault Hope, 78, of 3975 Garland Hwy., died in Mary Gran Nursing Home, Monday, April 14, 2014.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Royal-Hall Funeral Home.

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Harrells softball, baseball get wins

SoftballHarrells Christian Academy’s softball squad got a hard fought 5-3 win over Wake Christian last week, 5-3. Harrells scored a run in the top of the 2nd before falling behind 3-1 in the bottom half of the inning. The Crusader defense would hold Wake Christian scoreless the rest of the way.Harrells scored 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to tie the game at 3. They then scored a run in the 5th and 7th innings for the final 5-3 margin....

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Vigil shines light on dark issue of child abuse

As rain fell around the Clinton Farmer’s Market Monday evening, a large crowd gathered for a candlelight vigil to show unity against child abuse, with the hope that shining a light on an everyday issue might one day see it washed away completely.The vigil, a joint effort between Sampson County Department of Social Services (DSS), the Sampson County Community Child Protection Team and the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, featured performances by the Falcon Children’s Cho...

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Hobbton Middle places 2nd in BOB regionals

Courtesy photoHobbton Middle School’s Battle of the Books team placed second at the Region 4 Battle of the Books competition held at Fayetteville State University. The team has held first place in the district for the last 11 years. Team members include: David Alonzo, Christopher Hepworth, Laney Pope, Christopher Barwick, Emanuel Lopez, Keelan Quinn, Dalton Cantrell, Ty Meyer, Robert Vazquez, Perry Daughtry, Logan Pate, Chasen Grice, Lizzie Phipps, coach Lisa tart and assista...

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Sampson libraries prepare to celebrate Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.The week of May 12-18 will mark the 95th anniversary of Children’s Book Week. The theme for the 2014 Children’s Book Week is “Cover to Cover, Coast to Coast,” local library officials said. Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s book...

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Arrests4/14 - Michael Anthony Loftin Jr., 26, 4740 Bearskin Road, Clinton, court violations. Bond $400; court date April 22.4/14 - Brittanie Chae Powell, 17, 1243 Nixon Road, Autryville, cyberstalking. Written promise to appear; court date April 24.4/14 - Cedric Mickey Newton Jr., 20, 92 Shaun Lane, Clinton, court violation. Bond $273; court date May 14.4/14 - Carlene Jenkins Velez, 48, 13289 Spivey’s Corner Hwy., Roseboro, in...

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Special Olympics show off special athletes

Courtesy photosMidway High was host school for the 2014 Special Olympic games held last week. Special needs students from Clinton City and Sampson County schools participated in a myriad games, including the softball throw, running, long jump, the bean bag toss, the soccer ball kick, croquet and the soccer ball kick. Youngsters, educators said, had a great time, as did the adults there to assist in making the day special for all involved.

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SCC exhibit offers photographs, art

Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependentTish Wallace looks at some of the dozens of photographs on exhibit at Sampson Community College as part of the annual student Art & Photography Exhibit which will be on display through early May. Students in Gloria Edwards Digital Dos and Don’ts and Shutterbugs II classes, along with members of the Shutterbugs Photography Club provided photographs for the display. Art students in Walt Smith’s classes at SCC provided the dozens of piece...

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David L. and Edith Royal Bradshaw

David and Edith were married on January 1, 1905. David was in his early 30’s and Edith was not quite 23. David was called Date and Edith was called Ince. Neither her marriage license or death records used her given name. David was born Sept 5, 1871 and died March 13, 1955 in Sampson County. He was the son of Jesse and Eliza Jane Hairr (Hare). Edith was born February 18, 1882 and died March 9, 1927 in Sampson County. She was the daughter of Isham and Laura West Royal. Edith died during t...

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SCC welcomes Boy Scouts to campus

Sampson Community College, sponsor of the STEM Merit Badge College, welcomed 430 Boy Scouts along with over 150 adults for a day of exploration and learning last weekend.“The college was pleased to partner with the Tuscarora Council and offer this excellent opportunity for Scouts to earn merit badges that are seldom offered elsewhere” saidDr. Bill Starling, Sampson Community College VP of Administration . “The Scouts learned about careers in science, technology, e...

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Easter services abound this Sunday

Prayer service and Bible study is held every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church in Clinton.Prayer service is held every Thursday night from 6-7 p.m. at the House of Prayer in Faison.Revival begins tonight, April 16, at Union Star Freewill Baptist Church in Clinton. The guest preacher is Apostle Norbert Simmons of Goldsboro.The Western Union Missionary Baptist Association Cooperative Institute is now in progress. It will be h...

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Roundup pulls in 14 child support offenders

A Sunday afternoon crackdown on child support offenders has rounded up 14 Sampson residents who were taken into custody for the offenses.“I would like to commend the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office Civil Division for putting together such a successful and large scale roundup,” Sampson Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said in a prepared statement this morning, nothing his appreciation, too, to off-duty deputies who came in on their scheduled days off to assist in the roundup...

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Clinton beats Union, 9-0

Clinton’s Lady Dark Horse soccer team played a conference match at Union on Monday night. The visitors jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they finished of the Spartans early in the second half, shutting out the home team, 9-0, improving their conference record to 11-0.The loss for Union ended their four game win streak. Union had been playning some of the best soccer in the conference. Knowing how well Union had been playing makes the impressive victory by C...

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Lady Horses fall to Union

Clinton visited Union for a Four County Conference Softball game on Monday night. The Dark Horses Played well early on, taking the lead at 9-7 in the third inning. Unfortunately for Clinton, as has been the story of their season, they were unable to hold onto the lead and yielded to the Spartans by a score of 21-11.It was an offensive explosion for the Spartans Monday night, which pleased Union’s head coach Doug Burley.Taylor Malpass was the winning pitcher as she ...

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