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Deputies: Purse stolen from car

ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of stealing a purse out of someone's car, according to Richmond County sheriff's deputies. Deputies say Hazel McAuley Ethridge, 59, of Bear Branch Road in Rockingham, broke into a car and stole the victim's purse. Ethridge was arrested Monday and charged with a felony count of breaking and entering of a motor

A 31-year-old Clinton man has become the latest individual taken into custody as part of the Sampson County Sheriff's Department's ongoing Operation Double Tap.
The undercover campaign, which involved a year's worth of investigative work, began culminating three weeks ago with raids throughout the city and county. To date around two-thirds of thos

Clinton man's name to Tap arrests

A 31-year-old Clinton man has become the latest individual taken into custody as part of the Sampson County Sheriff's Department's ongoing Operation Double Tap. The undercover campaign, which involved a year's worth of investigative work, began culminating three weeks ago with raids throughout the city and county. To date around two-thirds of thos

Final public hearing on oil and gas rules moved to different location

RALEIGH — A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina's oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus — the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road. University officials opted to move the venue of the hearing. The original plan was to have the public hearing at t

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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.) Arrests 8/26 - Rickeya Minay Brown, 34, 56 Garden Spot Lane, Autryville, larceny. Bond $500; court date Sept. 23. 8/26 - Trevor Robert Barrier, 18, 5548 Mount

Labor Day changes trash pickup

ROCKINGHAM — Trash collection for the city will have an altered schedule next week due to the observance of Labor Day. Garbage on the Monday and Tuesday route will be collected on Tuesday and Thursday. Trash on the Tuesday and Friday route will be collected Wednesday and Friday. The department says that, as with any short week, street tras

Roseboro Elementary School, where “Tomorrow's Success Begins Today,” participated in the 2014 Million Father March during the first day of school Monday.
Fathers and father figures were challenged to be more involved in their children's education by volunteering at school functions, attending scheduled conferences, and reading with the

RES participates in Million Father March

Roseboro Elementary School, where “Tomorrow's Success Begins Today,” participated in the 2014 Million Father March during the first day of school Monday. Fathers and father figures were challenged to be more involved in their children's education by volunteering at school functions, attending scheduled conferences, and reading with the

Leps get hard-fought win

The Lady Leopards started conference play with a very tough win Tuesday night against Spring Creek. Spring Creek took the first set 25-8, before the Leopards took the next two sets 25-14 and 25-20. However Spring Creek was not done, coming back in the fourth set 25-16, leaving it to a fifth and final set. The Leopards took it, 15-9, to win after a

ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.
Democratic Sen. Gene McLaurin said Tuesday he's earned the support of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. League of Conservation Voters. His Republ

Sen. McLaurin, challenger McInnis lining up supporters

ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Democratic Sen. Gene McLaurin said Tuesday he's earned the support of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. League of Conservation Voters. His Republ

Chase Jordan / Sampson Independent
Elizabeth Pack, a teacher at Lakewood High, left, was recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education for being selected to participate in the Kenan Fellows Program and for being the recipient of a $10,000 stipend. She is pictured with Sonya Powell, vice chairwoman of the board.
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Sampson County Board of Education recognitions.

Chase Jordan / Sampson Independent Elizabeth Pack, a teacher at Lakewood High, left, was recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education for being selected to participate in the Kenan Fellows Program and for being the recipient of a $10,000 stipend. She is pictured with Sonya Powell, vice chairwoman of the board. Chase Jordan / Sampson Indepe

After a downward trend, Anson County's unemployment rate increased 0.7 percent for the month of July, to 8 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
The 8-percent July rate means that of Anson's 10,632-strong workforce, a total of 847 people receive

Anson's unemployment on the rise

After a downward trend, Anson County's unemployment rate increased 0.7 percent for the month of July, to 8 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The 8-percent July rate means that of Anson's 10,632-strong workforce, a total of 847 people receive

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