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See editorial A4Squeals of delight could be heard throughout Hobbton High School’s auditorium Wednesday morning, and they weren’t just coming from the hundreds of elementary students assembled there. Some of those squeals were coming from teachers, too, joining in the fun as the stage was flooded in light — and color — as a musical extravaganza got under way.The public will get its shot at experiencing the same kind of delight this weekend as the curtains rise again for “Seussical the Musical,” Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, beginning at 7 p.m.


Midway loses opener, wins final two games in Easter Tournament

Midway’s baseball team headed out to Fayetteville’s Terry Sanford High School on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday to participate in an Easter Tournament involving some of the top teams from North Carolina and South Carolina. Midway opened the tournament against Scottland County Saturday, losing 2-1. Midway bounced back on Monday and Tuesday with a 5-4 win over Marlboro County (South Carolina) and an 11-0 win against E.E. Smith, respectively.Scottland County...

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Crusaders tame the Horses, 19-1

Abigail Blanchard pitched the complete 4 innings in Harrells’ blowout win over Clinton. Blanchard got the win by striking out 8 batters, allowing just 1 hit and 1 run, with that run being unearned. Blanchard threw 49 strikes to 32 balls.The Crusaders topped the Horses, 19-1, in a game that ended in 4 innings due to the 15-run rule.Blanchard helped her cause at the plate, going 2-2 with a double and 2 runs scored. Fellow teammate Megan Crisafulli helped out by going...

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US Cell, SMS ‘green up’

Local US Cellular associates teamed up last week with students from Sampson Middle School to work in the school’s atrium area, planting shrubs, landscaping existing flower beds and painting the floor with materials donated by the cell phone company. It was, company officials said, a way for associates to make an Earth Day contribution, something US Cellular associates were doing a to help ‘green up’ local communities. Cell phone spokeswoman Melissa McIntrye said the event at...

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Closing Boston amid bomber hunt ‘tough’

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.Within hours, Patrick shut down the region’s public transportation system and made an extraordinary request of more than 1 million greater Boston residen...

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Sampson County Sports Club Hall Of Fame nominations due April 30th

The Sampson County Sports Club is accepting Hall Of Fame nominations from now until April 30th. Newly elected President of the club, Tim Pope, stated that the person nominated must have ties to Sampson County and must have impacted the county in some ways related to athletics.In order to get a nomination form, contact your local high school’s athletic director. You must then fill out and return the form to your respective athletic director.The induction ceremony wi...

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Midway Middle grabs two wins

Midway Middle won two games this week before taking a week off from school and baseball. The Raiders downed Hobbton Monday, at Hobbton, winning 12-1. Midway then hosted Harrells Christian Academy Wednesday, and earned a tough, 7-6 win.In the game against Hobbton, Midway started Carson Calcutt on the mound. Calcutt was the winning pitcher, as he went 4 innings, striking out 7. Donte Lindsey pitched an inning, and so did Chandler Williford, in relief. Each pitcher struck out a batter...

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Boggs and Midway earn track honors

Danny McDowell/Sampson IndependentMidway Raider Alex Boggs was named MVP following first place finishes in the 400 and 800 meter runs, and in the 4x8 and 4x4 relays.Danny McDowell/Sampson IndependentThe Midway Raiders track team celebrate the Sampson County championship following the Civitans Meet held at Lakewood recently.

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Jr. shooters win all events at Coharie Shooting League

The Coharie Shooting League held its April trapshoot on April 12. Junior shooters, including Coharie’s own local shooter, Dane Westbrook, took all competitive events over the more seasoned adult shooters.Ben Campbell from Pfafftown won the singles event with a 95 of 100. Westbrook won the more difficult handicap event with a fantastic 97 of 100 and was punched 1 yard for his efforts.In handicap trapshooting, good scores push the shooter further away from the target...

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Clinton claims county golf match

Lakewood hosted a non-conference golf match with Midway, Hobbton, Clinton, and Union also participating. The match was played in cold, windy conditions Wednesday afternoon.Reid Darden of Clinton was medalist in the match, as he fired an impressive 73 at Lakewood Country Club.Darden was joined by Dark Horse teammates Hayden Lanier, Eric Bradshaw, and Peyton Holder with scores of 78, 87, and 91 respectively. The Horses won the match with a team total of 327.Lake...

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Harrells runs past Fayetteville Academy

It was an offensive explosion at Harrells Christian Academy Wednesday evening, as Harrells simply outscored Fayetteville Academy, 14-8. Joseph Phaneuf was the winning pitcher for HCA, Mike Smith and Ben Prestage pitched relief for the Crusaders.Harrells scored 11 runs through the first 3 innings, including 9 in the 1st. Fayetteville Academy then put 6 runs on the board in the top of the 4th inning. Harrells scored 3 in the 6th while Fayetteville Academy plated 2 runs in the same in...

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Harrells softball, baseball get wins

SoftballHarrells Christian Academy’s softball squad got a hard fought 5-3 win over Wake Christian last week, 5-3. Harrells scored a run in the top of the 2nd before falling behind 3-1 in the bottom half of the inning. The Crusader defense would hold Wake Christian scoreless the rest of the way.Harrells scored 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to tie the game at 3. They then scored a run in the 5th and 7th innings for the final 5-3 margin....

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Hardison, Lee shut down East Bladen offense

Midway hosted East Bladen Thursday evening on the...

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Spring Creek sweeps Hobbton in Thursday’s contests

The Hobbton Wildcat baseball team lost its second...

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Clinton soccer dominates Trask

Clinton’s girls soccer team proved that they are...

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