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Community offers prayers, fundraising for ‘Joe Joe’

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A thin layer of black ice changed the path of a local family’s lives on Valentine’s Day and, even as they face an uncertain future as their fallen patriarch attempts to recover from brain trauma, the community has rallied in support and the family’s faith has never been stronger.“It’s been a wonderful outpouring,” said Nancy Butler. “People, some we’ve never heard of, have been sending us (well-wishes) and comments.”


Playing it safe on the playground

Spring is officially here, and a trip to the playground is often a go-to activity that both parents and children enjoy. While the risks and dangers associated with swimming or riding a bike might seem more obvious however, keeping our children safe on the playground is just as important.Each year, approximately 15 children die from injuries involving playground equipment, and more than 200,000 are treated in emergency rooms. Falls account for 80 percent of playground injuries, howe...

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BirthdaysApril 20Beth ReynoldsRichard UribeZoey BrewerWilliam WarrenSarah SimmonsApril 21Kristy MurphyJoy PopeBilly Ray Jordan, Sr.Eva KoonceEdward EdwardsCharles GriderApril 22Tucker CarrollLisa TurlingtonApr...

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‘Pond’ John and the upcoming Bass reunion

Robert Bass, 1842-1905, and Eliza Caroline King , 1848- 1903, parents of Joe Bass, were married in 1875. He was 33 and she was 32. They were married for 25 years. Robert had a brother, Joshua, and two sisters, Ketty and Anna. Robert’s twin brother was John , known in the community as “Pond” John because he would walk around the pond on the farm many times a day. He suffered from being shelled shocked while serving in the Army during the Civil War.

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Honor roll

Salemburg Elementary SchoolThe school recently named students to honor rolls for the third nine weeks grading period. They are:Superintendents’ List:3rd Grade: Kollin HunterPrincipal’s List:3rd Grade: Haley Parker, Summer Tyndall, Charlie Villeda-Nube, Anna Macon Hobbs, Genesis Ramirez, Makayla Street and Rosana Perez-...

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Blackburn crowned Miss Midway Middle

Courtesy photoAshton Blackburn, center, was crowned Miss Midway Middle 2014 on March 28. She is pictured with her court, from left: Kassiddy Holland, Miss Congeniality; Erica Bryant, Participation Award; McKenzie Naylor, first runnerup and Ambassador Award; Blackburn; Alexa Aviles, second runnerup’ Hannah Lucas, Participation Award; and Madison Peterson, Participation Award.

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David L. and Edith Royal Bradshaw

David and Edith were married on January 1, 1905. David was in his early 30’s and Edith was not quite 23. David was called Date and Edith was called Ince. Neither her marriage license or death records used her given name. David was born Sept 5, 1871 and died March 13, 1955 in Sampson County. He was the son of Jesse and Eliza Jane Hairr (Hare). Edith was born February 18, 1882 and died March 9, 1927 in Sampson County. She was the daughter of Isham and Laura West Royal. Edith died during t...

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Caldwell earns ECU’s John East Scholarship

Newton Grove native Adam Caldwell, 21, has recently been awarded the $6,000 John East Scholarship Award at East Carolina University.The scholarship was established in memory of former ECU Political Science Professor and Senator John East. Senator East is the only professor at East Carolina University to serve in the United States Senate. First awarded in fall 2002, the scholarship is awarded to upper level undergraduate students who are full-time political science majors at ECU. Three finalis...

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