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Race in Roseboro to ‘D feet’ hunger

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A new race is coming to Roseboro and it will be geared to helping locals generate donations for the Salemburg Food Bank.Terry Lee and Allen West are two of the organizers for the event, and they are hoping to grow this new race to help support the food bank that has already donated over 100,000 bags of food. The race will start at 7:30 a.m. on July 12.“The food bank was started in May, and this is the fifth year,” said Lee this week. “We started the first year and distributed to 147 families that showed up; we had prepared for 150. ““Last November we had 820 families,” Lee detailed, explaining that each family received two bags of staple items, a bag of meat, potatoes and bread.


Athlete Profile: Shyquan Brunson

Shyquan Brunson is a rising junior at Union High School. Although he plays other sports, football is his favorite.“I’ve played football all of my life. My family loves the sport and loves to watch me play. It is really a lot of fun and I love it,” said Brunson. Brunson plays running back and safety for the Spartans, and is a big part of their special teams as well as sharng the return role last year with star Dezmond Faison.

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Michael Martin golf tournament will tee up Aug. 21

MOUNT OLIVE – The 27th Michael Martin Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Southern Wayne Country Club.The Michael Martin tournament is held annually in memory of NC Highway Patrolman Michael Martin, a University of Mount Olive alumnus who was killed in the line of duty. The total raised since the tournament began is more than $540,000. All contributions collected go directly into the Michael Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Universi...

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Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense.The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.“You just have to worry about making the right play and playing defense at all times,” ...

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McIntyre honored for National Leadership of Youth Sports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, founder and chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, was honored by the National Council on Youth Sports for his long legacy of leadership as he prepares to retire and as he helped kick off a celebration of National Youth Sports Week on Capitol Hill earlier in the week.

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Moon over Cashwell

Donna Banks\Special to the IndependentSampson Community College Shutterbugs II student Donna Bank submitted this photography Monday of the Super Moon, which she took Saturday night at Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Banks is from the Beaver Dam community.

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Cubs named tourney champs

Courtesy photoThe Cubs baseball team were named tournament champs in the Clinton Recreation and Parks Department’s Coach Pitch 7-8-year-old league. Pictured are, from left: asst. coach Chris Boyette, asst. coach Ed Bass, head coach Matthew Bass, asst. coach Eric Turlington. Players are, top row: Connor Tatum, Connor Boyette, Garrison Hill, John Wilkes, Gregory Coxum, James Naylor; and bottom row: Will Bass, Gavin Turlington, Tommy Tyndall, Henry Bass and Will Mercer.

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Clinton United U14 wins gold again

For the second year in a row, the Clinton United U14 boys’ soccer team left the McDonald’s-Wrangler Tournament in Greensboro with a gold medal.This year’s tournament was extra special, as the team allowed no goals to be scored on them. Led by the defense of Edwin Vanegas, Jacob Bauman, Trevor Leggett, Jarod Parker, and goalie Hampton Brock, the U14 team dominated their end of the field. Offensively, as well, the team averaged 3.75 goals per game – winning ea...

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Recreation naming rights OK’d

A naming rights policy for the City of Clinton’s recreation facilities has now been adopted, officially laying the groundwork for sponsors to put their name up in lights and the city to net needed revenue to pay for those upgraded amenities.In recent meetings, the Council requested modified wording in the draft policy and volleyed around alternate proposals for sponsor costs and the length of the naming rights until ultimately approving a final draft of the policy at its Tues...

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Rangers urge caution with 4th fireworks

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Forest Service is reminding everyone to use fireworks responsibly during the Fourth of July holiday, especially, officials said, in areas that have not received rain in recent days.The NCFS has noticed an increase in the number of woods fires resulting from careless use of the popular Fourth of July devices since the sale of Class C fireworks was legalized in the state over two years ago, officials said. Class C fireworks include wire sparklers, e...

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New SCC Drama Club holds performance

On Friday, May 2, 10 students from Sampson Community...

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