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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

Hobbton High School Class of 1970 — will have a 45th class reunion on May 30. FMI Diane Bishop Joyner 910-658-9697 or Ila Britt Hobbs 910-594-1799. Sampson County Branch NAACP — will host an information session, April 27, at First Baptist, 900 College St., Clinton. Topic is Voter ID. The guest speaker will be Horace Bass of the Sampson

The following students were elected to SGA offices at Sampson Middle School earlier this month, back from left: Shyde' Underwood, president; Zacchaeus Williams, treasurer; Carrington Dirks, vice president; and front, from left: Mark Nurse, secretary; and Kailey Porter; Adrian Donatelli, historian.

Sampson Middle SGA

The following students were elected to SGA offices at Sampson Middle School earlier this month, back from left: Shyde' Underwood, president; Zacchaeus Williams, treasurer; Carrington Dirks, vice president; and front, from left: Mark Nurse, secretary; and Kailey Porter; Adrian Donatelli, historian.

Salemburg Elementary names honor students

Salemburg Elementary recently announced its honor students for the third nine week grading period. They are: Superintendents' List: 4th Grade: Kollin Hunter and Makayla Street Principal's List: 3rd Grade: John Nelson McLamb, Samya Rich, Chris Strickland, and Zachary Honeycutt. 4th Grade: Kaylyn Iverson, Benjamin Gatlin, Anna Hobbs, Peyton Ketc

Clement students make honor rolls

Clement Elementary students recently were recently named to the school's honor rolls for the third nine week grading period. They are: 3rd Grade Superintendent's List (98 or Above) Meredith Jackson 3rd Grade Principal's List (All A's) Luke Bullard, Daelyn Edge, Edan Faircloth, Miles Faircloth, Abby Fincham, Morgan Hall, Taylor Hall, Ollie Holl

Roseboro Elementary names honor students

Roseboro Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the third nine week grading period. Those who made the lists are: 3rd Grade: Principal's List: Samuel Casey, Alexis Flores 3rd Grade: Honor Roll: Jamie Cain, Jasmine Copeland, Delmy Cruz, Karol Cruz, Destiny Faison, Brian Guin, Daniel Perez-Lopez, Joseph Shandy 4th Grade: Prin

The Gregorys will be in concert Sunday, April 19, at Turkey Baptist Church. The sing starts at 11 a.m.. The church is located at 144 W Faison Ave., Turkey. The pastor is Ron Bryan.

Gregorys in concert

The Gregorys will be in concert Sunday, April 19, at Turkey Baptist Church. The sing starts at 11 a.m.. The church is located at 144 W Faison Ave., Turkey. The pastor is Ron Bryan.

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 Annual Mens Day will be observed on Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m.. The Rev. Mark D. Powell will de

Vital Statistics

Building Permits Branson Phillips, 2475 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Guillermo Fernandez, 1736 sq. ft., mobile home setup Midway Elementary, 196 sq. ft., new educational facility Auto Zone, replace roofing Quest Development Corp. 3950 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Burch Farms, 2100 sq. ft., labor house Burch Farms, 2100 sq. ft.,

Community Bulletin Board

6th Grade Orientation —Rising sixth grade orientation at Sampson Middle School, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the gym. FMI, Katrina Boykin at 910-592-3327, ext. 5108. Sampson County Friends for Animals — meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at Pizza Inn, Sunset Avenue. FMI call 564-3661 REX Mobile Mammography — will be at Sampson County

Sampson County Correctional Institution held its annual volunteer banquet last Wednesday night, honoring those that work diligently with the inmates.
The annual banquet has been going on for many years, and Vee Jernigan, the organizer for this year's event, said that it has been a tradition since the 1980s.
“This year Elis Foreman read a po

Prison praises volunteers

Sampson County Correctional Institution held its annual volunteer banquet last Wednesday night, honoring those that work diligently with the inmates. The annual banquet has been going on for many years, and Vee Jernigan, the organizer for this year's event, said that it has been a tradition since the 1980s. “This year Elis Foreman read a po

Harold Quincy Edgerton, Jr. was sworn in as the Republican Board Member for the Sampson County Board of Elections on Thursday afternoon at the Clerk of Court's Office. Edgerton now joins Election Board members Danny Jackson and Horace Bass. 
Jackson took over as chairman of the board earlier this year following the departure of Dwight Williams, wh

Edgerton sworn in to SC Board of Elections

Harold Quincy Edgerton, Jr. was sworn in as the Republican Board Member for the Sampson County Board of Elections on Thursday afternoon at the Clerk of Court's Office. Edgerton now joins Election Board members Danny Jackson and Horace Bass. Jackson took over as chairman of the board earlier this year following the departure of Dwight Williams, wh

Mr. and Mrs. Timmie Quinn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on March 7 at Ted's Steakhouse. Timmie and Delores were married on March 6, 1955. Their children include sons, Teddy (Diane), Van (Teresa) and daughter, Denise Rackley (Tony), and late son, Anthony. They have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. We are so appr

Mr. and Mrs. Timmie Quinn celebrates 60 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Timmie Quinn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on March 7 at Ted's Steakhouse. Timmie and Delores were married on March 6, 1955. Their children include sons, Teddy (Diane), Van (Teresa) and daughter, Denise Rackley (Tony), and late son, Anthony. They have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. We are so appr

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 Annual Mens Day will be observed on Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m.. The Rev. Mark D. Powell will de

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysApril 12 Alice Shipp Marie McNeil George Herbert Jr. George Hubert April 13 Samantha Brewington Agnes Pauling Nina Strother Janice Austria Mary Todd Nina Mitchell April 14 Mary Thompson Robert Villegas Jack Parrish Lawson Michael Dew Kelly Cannady Angel Shephard Christen Hall April 15 Ruth Rich Colby Royal Felecia C.

Community Bulletin Board

American Legion Post 319 — meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 7. FMI Robert L. Brown, 590-2781 Sampson County Friends for Animals — meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 14. at Pizza Inn, Sunset Avenue. FMI call 564-3661 Boating Safety Course — by the NC Wildlife Commission on 1-7 p.m., Sunday, April 12, at the Sampson County Livestock Fac

Union Elementary names honor students

Union Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the third nine week grading period. They are: Principal's List Hailey King, Ariyona Spearman, Callie White, Michael Williams Honor Roll Hannah Ballance, Dioselyn Banos, Sydney Blue-Ennis, Ariyanna Cantarero, Asia Carroll, Mackenzie Carter, Juan Castaneda Gomez, Norber Colt, Edga

Plain View announces honor students

Plain View Elementary School recently released the names of its honor students for the third nine week grading period. Those honored were: Superintendent's List 3rd Grade: Jarrett Cooper, Wyatt Richards. 4th Grade: Riley Heath Principal's List 3rd Grade: Austine Dapuyen, Rachael Eldridge, Evyn Johnson, Cayla Lee, Mallory Wood, Hannah Bias, Sa

The Sampson Middle School 8th grade band received superior ratings from all judges at West Johnston High School in the NC Music Performance Assessment on Wednesday, March 25.

SMS band receives superior ratings

The Sampson Middle School 8th grade band received superior ratings from all judges at West Johnston High School in the NC Music Performance Assessment on Wednesday, March 25.

On March 27, Butler Avenue Elementary School held its 4th annual talent show fundraiser to give students a platform to showcase their talents before an audience. Masters of Ceremony were Dr. Jay Gillispie and Oscar Rodriguez. The judges were Faith Jackson, Paul Lambert, and Dr. Rue S. Lee-Holmes. The talent show was held at the Clinton High School

Butler talent show winners selected

On March 27, Butler Avenue Elementary School held its 4th annual talent show fundraiser to give students a platform to showcase their talents before an audience. Masters of Ceremony were Dr. Jay Gillispie and Oscar Rodriguez. The judges were Faith Jackson, Paul Lambert, and Dr. Rue S. Lee-Holmes. The talent show was held at the Clinton High School

Bridge temporarily closing

Starting next week, locals on Welcome School Road can expect a bridge closure, with both lanes being limited to through traffic only for a sorely need pipe replacement. The NC DOT closure of Welcome School Road (SR 1441) will include both the northbound and southbound lanes starting 8 a.m., Monday, April 6, and continuing through 5 p.m., April 23.





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