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Closure to the crash

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Nearly half a century after the deaths of a young mother and her daughter, Virginia Wilkinson still thinks about the fateful day two lives were cut short along a stretch of Sampson roadway, forever shattering a family and haunting loved ones’ thoughts.“Every time we get together we always end up talking about the accident. It was a very pivotal moment in our lives where things drastically changed,” Wilkinson said during a recent phone interview from her Virginia home. “It’s never left our hearts or our memories ever since it happened. It’s always there and we always feel the loss.”

 

Miller joins Lions Club

Courtesy photoThe Clinton Lions Club recently announced that T.R. Miller has become a member of the local organization. Pictured are Steve Cox, club president; T.R, Miller; Roland Heath, past District Governor who installed the new member; and Dan Holland, new member’s sponsor.

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Story Time Registration — at all Sampson County Public Libraries will be Aug. 25-29. Please stop by your local library. FMI Addie Hodges at 592-4153.Turkey Nutrition Site — health fair on Friday, Aug. 22, at 30 Market St.. Free food and door prizes. Assorted health agencies will be available. Kidney, blood pressure, sugar screenings and much more.Fish Fry Plate Sale — SC Democratic Party will host a pla...

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Lighting up Rotary

Derek Kelly/Clinton-Sampson RotaryClinton-Sampson Rotary president Nancy Carr, left, welcomes Rotary District Governor Vanessa Ervin to the local club’s Monday meeting and presents her with a donation to the Rotary Foundation.

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Sampson students move in at UMO

Courtesy photoKayla Fisher of Roseboro moved into the Residence Hall at the University of Mount Olive on Saturday. Classes begin today. University of Mount Olive officials said Move-in Day was a huge success. Returning students, staff and faculty helped incoming students move into the residence halls. Area business s...

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SCC legacies moving on, but won’t be forgotten

Larry Barnes and Betty Jo Faircloth. For more than two decades they were a part of every major decision made on the Sampson Community College campus. They saw SCC grow from being a technical school, later expanding to become the full-on college that we know it as today.Barnes, who joined the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees in the early nineties, and Faircloth, who came on board in the late eighties, have decided to step down from the SCC board, but not without enjoying ...

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UMO Artist in Residence to promote arts

MOUNT OLIVE — Starting this fall, the University of Mount Olive will have a familiar face advocating for the arts. Larry D. Lean, professor of art and visual communications, has been appointed Artist in Residence at the university. The position is a new one for the university and for Lean, who has taught at UMO since 1987.“I am honored that I have been selected for this position,” Lean said. “I will be the first Artist in Residence at University of Mount Oli...

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To thump or not to thump: A watermelon quiz:

I often wonder when I see people at the grocery store thumping watermelons; do they really know what they are listening for? There’s an old saying about thumping a watermelon: “A good watermelon should sound hollow…like you thumped your chest. If it sounds like you’re hitting your head…it’s too ripe. If it sounds like thumping on your stomach…it’s definitely too ripe.”

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