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Wrench honored by state

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One of Sampson County’s most noted local historians was awarded North Carolina’s top honor this week for his long-time service to the state and his county.Kent Wrench, a life-long resident of the Mingo community of Sampson County, has been recognized by Gov. Pat McCrory and inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian honor. In receiving the award, Wrench was cited for his service to the people of North Carolina and his efforts to collect, preserve, and share the history of Sampson County.The announcement of his induction came Monday. In a surprise visit to the Wrench home, state Sen. Brent Jackson presented the award on behalf of McCrory in a small ceremony attended by family and friends.

 

Miss HCA pageants slated for Sept. 27.

The 10th annual Miss Harrells Christian Academy Scholarship Pageant is set for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Newkirk Auditorium of HCA. This year’s theme is,”A Night at the Movies!”School faculty and staff are urging community members, as well as parents and other family members, to come out and cheer on their favorite contestant during this year’s pageant.There are four different pageants this year - Miss, Jr. Miss, Little Miss and T...

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Union High Class of 1974 — committee will meet Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and events. Members of the 1974 class are asked to contact: Bruce Alford, Danny Bell, Robert Ervin Carr, Sallie Cromartie, Lonnie Emanuel, James Faison, Elaine F. Hunt, Rev. James Jackson, Dannie King, Jennifer Mathis, Trumilla Faison McClarin, Barba...

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Hollerin’ in the rain

A downpour of afternoon showers at the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department may have altered plans for the Hollerin’ Heritage Festival, but it did not dampen the spirit.During the second annual event, Tony Peacock was named the 2014 National Hollerin’ Contest Champion. t was Peacock’s sixth time winning and his third consecutive victory.“I’ve been disqualified for hollering too long and I thought I almost did that this year,” Peacock ...

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Nurturing healthy living

What was once a way of life for the Coharie ancestors is now a three-year project taken on by Tabatha Brewer and Chris Faircloth, along with other members of the Coharie Tribe.Brewer and Faircloth, with the help of some volunteers, have taken a part of the land on the tribal grounds and turned it into a fully producing garden. The project has been completed with the assistance of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by the Kate B....

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Myriad activities upcoming at Senior Center

Greetings everyone and apologies in reference to my previous articles. It’s been difficult. Hopefully, I can get back on track with my new help. Shout-out to our new help minister Donte’ Murphy. He has such love and compassion, and does wear many hats. We are so glad that he decided to wear the hat of participating with us, and exhibiting his time with us, by the help of Jesus Christ. “Please stay with us Donte.”The weather is still rather hot, even though t...

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Hydrate for health

When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid it needs in order to keep itself healthy. Water regulates many different processes, including body temperature, digestion, and heart rate. It also cushions and protects our organs. When we don’t get enough of it, our bodies can suffer.We lose water from our bodies every time we breathe, sweat, or urinate. In fact, it’s estimated that you can lose up to 4 cups of...

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After PSA test: Then what?

Prevention for the People, Inc. began this months’ National Prostate Cancer Month with a public health education describing prostate cancer and the PSA test. Our goal to highlight important considerations of PSA testing and the predictable healthcare events that follow this testing. There are three essential sets of questions that each suspected prostate cancer victims must ask their urologist(s).

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