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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

Community Bulletin Board

Faye Prosser, WRAL Smart Shopper — will be leading a money-saving workshop in Clinton on Saturday, March 28, noon until 3 p.m. The workshop will be located at Rowan Baptist Church on Rowan Road. There is a charge for the workshoip. Spaces are still available so if interested call Donna Ellis @ 592-7627. Foster Parents Needed — With so

Community Bulletin Board

Relay for Life Fundraiser — pancake breakfast, Saturday, March 28, 7-10 a.m., $6 plates, Baptist Chapel Church, 2208 Baptist Chapel Road, Autryville. Free Alzheimers Community Workshop — Tuesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Piney Green Baptist Church, 6040 High House Road, Salemburg. Participate in this interactive workshop to become a more em

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. Baldwin Branch MBC Annual “Out-Reach-in-the-Park”, a community service affair on Saturday, April

Elizabeth A. Jacobs

FAYETTEVILLE — Elizabeth Ann Jacobs, 68, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be 3 p.m., March 26, at New Bethel Baptist Church at 1165 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Clinton, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Cummings and the Rev. Ken Simmons officiating. Interment will be in the New Bethel Church Cemetery. Mrs. J

On March 8, the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin, pastor of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, was presented the Pastor of the Month Award for February by The Light 103.9 FM, “the Triangle's Radio Station”. Jerry Smith, station official, traveled to Baldwin Branch to make the presentation. The award exemplifies Dr. Boykin's c

Pastor receives award

On March 8, the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin, pastor of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, was presented the Pastor of the Month Award for February by The Light 103.9 FM, “the Triangle's Radio Station”. Jerry Smith, station official, traveled to Baldwin Branch to make the presentation. The award exemplifies Dr. Boykin's c

Anna and Simeon Embler lead prayer over the food that is being distributed for Back pack buddies. Volunteers meet weekly to pack 250 snack bags for Clinton City Schools children. Pictured top, from left, are: Ann Robinson, Dianne Cox, Mac Herring, Jean Kunzman. Bottom, left to right: Anna Embler, Rachel Embler, Simeon Embler and Ann Herring.

Clinton volunteers help Backpack Buddies

Anna and Simeon Embler lead prayer over the food that is being distributed for Back pack buddies. Volunteers meet weekly to pack 250 snack bags for Clinton City Schools children. Pictured top, from left, are: Ann Robinson, Dianne Cox, Mac Herring, Jean Kunzman. Bottom, left to right: Anna Embler, Rachel Embler, Simeon Embler and Ann Herring.

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. Bearskin MBC Family & Friends Day worship service will be observed Sunday, March 22, 11 a.m.. The theme f

Salemburg Elementary recently selected its Students of the Month in grades Pre-K through 2nd Grade. They are: Jayla Bennett, Mary Tart, Brayden Bowden, Jenna Barefoot, Makiya Garner, Danielle Aycock, Garrett Ketchum, Edwin Padilla, Jaylen Arnold, Cole Mercer, Myracelle McCain, Ashton House, Lana Gilmore and William Acosta.
Salemburg Elementary rec

Salemburg Elementary names Students of the Month

Salemburg Elementary recently selected its Students of the Month in grades Pre-K through 2nd Grade. They are: Jayla Bennett, Mary Tart, Brayden Bowden, Jenna Barefoot, Makiya Garner, Danielle Aycock, Garrett Ketchum, Edwin Padilla, Jaylen Arnold, Cole Mercer, Myracelle McCain, Ashton House, Lana Gilmore and William Acosta. Salemburg Elementary rec

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMarch 22 Melva Ellis John Weeks Lucille Holloman Ruthie Weber March 23 Sarah Bradshaw Garrison Lee Straughn Maxine Matthews Stacy Lewis March 24 Mildred Puryear James Lofton Williams Xyldia Dail Jonathan Lane Tyronzia Autry Melita Butler Lukas Bowden Sarah Crumpler March 25 Johnny Bullard Jasmine Beamon Everette Bland

The Battle of Averasborough 150th anniversary at Oak Grove Plantation at Averasboro will be held this weekend, March 14-15. The event will be held at 8640 Burnett Road, Godwin, N.C. 28344. For more information, contact Bryan Avery at 910-890-0628, Ron Lewis at 910-489-2907 or Commander Earl Wilson at 919-498-6403.

Oak Grove Plantation at Averasboro

The Battle of Averasborough 150th anniversary at Oak Grove Plantation at Averasboro will be held this weekend, March 14-15. The event will be held at 8640 Burnett Road, Godwin, N.C. 28344. For more information, contact Bryan Avery at 910-890-0628, Ron Lewis at 910-489-2907 or Commander Earl Wilson at 919-498-6403.

CLINTON — Bertha McCalop, 82, of 4871 Bonnetsville Road, died Sunday, March 8. 2015 at Kitty Askins Hospice, Goldsboro.
The funeral will be 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15, at Running Branch Disciples Church, Clinton. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Clinton.
She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Richardson of Clinton, Patricia Ann

Bertha McCalop

CLINTON — Bertha McCalop, 82, of 4871 Bonnetsville Road, died Sunday, March 8. 2015 at Kitty Askins Hospice, Goldsboro. The funeral will be 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15, at Running Branch Disciples Church, Clinton. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Clinton. She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Richardson of Clinton, Patricia Ann

Community Bulletin Board

AARP Meetng — Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. FMI, call 592-1211. Motorcycle Ride — The Cures for the Colors fundraising event and motorcycle ride will be March 28, starting at 10 a.m. at Tumbleweed Gymnastics. Proceeds go to Southeastern Cancer Care and helps cancer patients. Sponsored by Southeastern Medical Oncology Center. Contact 592

Vital Statistics

Building Permits China Wok, 5,400 sq. ft., business renovation Coastal Properties, 2,100 sq. ft., new industrial Hilary Tadlock, 660 sq. ft., residential addition Kermit Newman Jr., 720 sq. ft., residential renovation Ted Bauman, 692 sq. ft., residential addition Warren Bullard, 1,513 sq. ft., residential addition Smithfield Clinton Plant, 1

Church Outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. Bearskin MBC Family and Friends Day will be observed March 22, 11 a.m.. Circle of Blessings/Tim's Gift Dinn

What's cookin'?

Clinton City SchoolsMarch 16 Chick Fillet on Bun Sloppy Joe on Bun Glazed Carrots Black Eye Peas Pear Halves March 17 Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger Corn Pinto Beans Applesauce March 18 Sliced Turkey, Rice & Gravy Grilled Ham & Cheese Green Beans Candied Yams Peaches March 19 Cranberry Sauce BBQ Pork on Bun Hot Dog on Bun

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMarch 15 Mattie Royal Georgia Weaver Wallisa Pauling Ronnie Cooper March 16 Angel Hernandez Lora Lockamy Lynda Naylor Willie Melvin March 17 Jessie Faircloth Bradley Sessoms Cassandra Surles Annie Goodman Thaddeus Godwin March 18 Doris Beatty DeVane Ann Hinson Peterson Isiah Herring Joanne Boone Jasmine Robinson March

Sampson County Schools held its Battle of the Books competition for middle-schools at Midway High School on Feb. 26.
Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School won first place in the competition. They will now advance to the regional Battle of the Books competition.
School officials said all students who participated did a great job in the competition.

County Schools host Battle of the Books

Sampson County Schools held its Battle of the Books competition for middle-schools at Midway High School on Feb. 26. Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School won first place in the competition. They will now advance to the regional Battle of the Books competition. School officials said all students who participated did a great job in the competition.

What's cookin'?

Sampson County SchoolsMarch 9 Cheeseburger w/Chili or Lasagna Cheese Roll Up Candied Yams Collards Applesauce March 10 Grilled Chick Fillet or Turkey Taco Salas Corn Breaded Okra Pineapple March 11 Pizza or PB&J Sandwich Steamed Broccoli Sweet Potato Fries Pears March 12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Mandarin Chicken Egg Roll

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysMarch 8 Wendell Owens Charisma McNeil Elise Strickland Elma Miller Jerry Underwood Billy Ray Jordan Brian Royal Annie Faison March 9 Vera Carr March 10 Bessie Mae Beatty Margaret Kearns Larry Scronce Terri Byrd March 11 Lilly Johnson Mary Usher Belinda Robinson Nazjier Murphy Tony Coley Denita Alexander Crystal Brook

Church outreach

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. Autryville Church of God of Prophecy Barbecue or chicken plate sale, Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m and





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