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Emily Hobbs

Position: Staff writer
E-Mail Address: ehobbs@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (910) 592-8137


About Emily Hobbs

Emily is a 2010 graduate of Methodist University with a BA in English. She is a part-time writer and reporter and she records all the Vital Statistics for the newspaper. She also handles obituaries and church news during the week. A Sampson County native, Emily is married to a law enforcement officer and has three children and a cat.

Latest Stories by Emily Hobbs

It started with a small town barber, who decided he wanted to give back to the community. Now, “Haircuts for the Holidays” has become a holiday blessing for students at Salemburg Elementary.
Tuesday morning the clippers were buzzing in a classroom just off the third grade hall, courtesy of Alex Mathis, a barber at the Public Barber Sho

Holiday haircuts bring happiness

It started with a small town barber, who decided he wanted to give back to the community. Now, “Haircuts for the Holidays” has become a holiday blessing for students at Salemburg Elementary. Tuesday morning the clippers were buzzing in a classroom just off the third grade hall, courtesy of Alex Mathis, a barber at the Public Barber Sho

Church Outreach

Next week the church brief deadline will be 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22. Church briefs can be placed by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Ashley Chapel AME Zion On Dec. 21, 4 p.m., Christmas drama featuring Mother Alsair Brinson and

VFW Post 7547 made up and delivered fruit bags to shut-in members and their spouses on Wednesday, Dec. 10 Pictured are: C.B. Carter, Commander Charles Curtis, Sr.; Vice Comm. P.A. Bradshaw, Glenn Bass and Earl Smith. Not pictured but participating was Hazel Bass.

VFW Post 7547 remembers shut-ins

VFW Post 7547 made up and delivered fruit bags to shut-in members and their spouses on Wednesday, Dec. 10 Pictured are: C.B. Carter, Commander Charles Curtis, Sr.; Vice Comm. P.A. Bradshaw, Glenn Bass and Earl Smith. Not pictured but participating was Hazel Bass.

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Family Properties, 5,400 sq. ft., new merchant Willie Carter, 832 sq. ft., residential addition Brandy Hicks, 448 sq. ft., residential addition Gary and Harry Naylor, 980 sq. ft., mobile home setup Wayne Hall, 460 sq. ft., residential addition George Lucas, 2128 sq. ft., mobile home setup Thornton and Son, 1,800 sq. ft., bus

Sampson County NAACP — meeting Monday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton. FMI 533-2117. Sampson Middle Band fundraiser — Dec. 16, SweetFrog. Members of the band will be performing Christmas music. A percent of the gross sales from 5-8 p.m. will be donated. L.C. Kerr Elementary — Recycled Holiday

Sampson Middle Band fundraiser — Dec. 16, Sweet Frog. Members of the band will be performing Christmas music. A percent of the gross sales from 5-8 p.m. will be donated. Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention — program, presented by Kriquette Davis, Thursday, Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness classro

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Masonic Lodge Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser — Friday, Dec. 12, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the Roseboro Masonic Lodge on Railroad Street, $6. Eat in and take out. Sampson County NAACP — meeting Monday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton. FMI 533-2117. Sampson Middle Band fundraiser — Dec. 16, Sweet Frog. Mem

Church outreach

Christmas week the church brief deadline will be 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Church briefs can be placed by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Ashley Chapel AME Zion On Dec. 21, 4 p.m., Christmas drama featuring Mother Alsair Brins

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Hobbton High School Toy/Food drive — Thursday, Dec. 11, 6 to 7 p.m., at Hobbton High School. Donate non-perishable food item for back-pack buddy or a toy and receive a professional photo with Santa. Pictures will come with a link to print. For more information, contact Ragan Pearson or Carly Fogleman, 910-594-0242. Holiday Classic Step Show

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysDec. 14 Norma W. Garcia Lester Tanner Erica Pope Barbara Whitted Tameka Leach Dec. 15 Jamie Bell Carol Rouse William Bowden Jr. Jonathan Ventura Gerald Gautier Dec. 16 Albino Medina Demetrius Melvin Putrena Corbett Billy McLamb Cynthia Wood Dec. 17 Anita Teasdale Sandra McCullen April Robinson Beverly Smith Dec. 18

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsDec. 15 Chicken Noodle Bake w/Roll Cheeseburger on Bun Baked Beans Broccoli w/Cheese Strawberry Cup Dec. 16 Chicken Nuggets w/Roll Sloppy Joe on Bun French Fries Corn Sliced Pears Dec. 17 Spaghetti Noodles w/Meat Sauce Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich Green Beans Steamed Carrots Applesauce Dec. 18 Hamburger S

Salemburg Elementary School recently named its Students of the Month. Those in K-2 are, back to front, from left: Jaileen Morales, Breyseida Venegas, Luis Tinoco, James Tyndall, Brody Gatlin, Alyssa Ramirez, Isiah Bursey, Lachelle Alexander, Sara Tew, Lizzie Blagg, Ashton House, Delany Naylor and Alyssa Gonzalez.
Salemburg Elementary's 3rd - 5th g

Salemburg Elementary names top students

Salemburg Elementary School recently named its Students of the Month. Those in K-2 are, back to front, from left: Jaileen Morales, Breyseida Venegas, Luis Tinoco, James Tyndall, Brody Gatlin, Alyssa Ramirez, Isiah Bursey, Lachelle Alexander, Sara Tew, Lizzie Blagg, Ashton House, Delany Naylor and Alyssa Gonzalez. Salemburg Elementary's 3rd - 5th g

As part of a recent fundraiser at Salemburg Elemenetary School, students had a special visit from the animal man. He brought different animals to show and explained about each one to the youngsters.

Animal man visits SES

As part of a recent fundraiser at Salemburg Elemenetary School, students had a special visit from the animal man. He brought different animals to show and explained about each one to the youngsters.

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Sampson County Early Childhood Development, 2,000 sq. ft., educational renovation Jose and Monica Flores, 2,573 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Adenis Romero, 1,144 sq. ft., mobile home setup Anne Faircloth, 2,500 sq. ft., residential renovation Sampson Community College, 1,352 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Wileen D

Community Bulletin Board

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast — Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., Hiram Masonic Lodge, 213 Fisher Drive, Clinton. Eat in or take out. All proceeds go to The Masonic Home for Children. FMI, call Mike Bass 910-3853447 or Jerry Bradshaw, 910-990-5636. The NC A&T Alumni Chapter — monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. in

Butler Hughes and Hayes – also known as BHH, is a group of friends who enjoy making music together to the glory of God. The guys realize the importance of family and involvement in their local church, Central Baptist of Dunn , and they, therefore ,sing a limited number of concerts per year. God has gifted them with a platform to share what it

Local group releases 5th CD

Butler Hughes and Hayes – also known as BHH, is a group of friends who enjoy making music together to the glory of God. The guys realize the importance of family and involvement in their local church, Central Baptist of Dunn , and they, therefore ,sing a limited number of concerts per year. God has gifted them with a platform to share what it

Church Outreach

Christmas week the church brief deadline will be 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Church briefs can be placed by emailing CLNLifestyle@civitasmedia.com or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each week. Ashley Chapel AME Zion On Dec. 21, 4 p.m., Christmas drama featuring Mother Alsair Brins

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsDec. 8 Chick Fillet on Bun Sloppy Joe on Bun Baked Beans Broccoli w/Cheese Mixed Fruit Dec. 9 BBQ Pork on Bun Hot Dog Cole Slaw French Fries Peach Cup Dec. 10 Christmas Lunch Turkey Roast/Rice/Gravy Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich Collards Candied Yams Cranberry Sauce Strawberry Cup Dec. 11 Chicken Fajita

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysDec. 7 Rita Strickland Dalton Murphy Peggy Clifton Hubert Sampson Karen Sadvary Hubert Sampson Theodore Wortham Sr. Dec. 8 Kyle Cashwell Sandra Smith Robert J. Fennell Marilyn Kelly James Mitchell Bennett Dec. 9 Felicia Brunson Auderia Ward Ruth Smith Annie Caison Kayla Ginn Willa Joyner Mary Smith Dec. 10 Rena Under

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Stewards of Children:Child Sexual Abuse Prevention —program, presented by Kriquette Davis, Thursday, Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness classroom. Union All classes Reunion Cruise —Union High celebrated 50 years this year. Five day cruise from Charleston S.C.. Departing Oct. 1, 2015 to Nassaw and Freeport, Bahamas





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