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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.


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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Herring tourney raises over $9,000 for scholarships

Winners in the 13th annual Albert Herring Golf Classic played at Timberlake Golf Club recently were: Reid Darden, Hayden Lanier, Freddy Bass and Melvin Vernon with the low gross score in the Championship Flight. Also winning were Don Johnson, David Heater, Dale Daggett and Cale Lee with the low net score in the Championship FlightOthers were Dally Daughtry, Jeffrey Darden, Judson Herring and Ashley McLamb in the first flight getting the low net score.The team of Robbie W...

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Beautiful Bahiagrass

One thing I have learned during my time here in Sampson County is that bahia is a “four letter word”. Most, if not all, producers despise the stuff and would rather be overrun with crabgrass and pigweed than have a dinner plate sized patch of bahia on their farm. So needless to say, I was met with more than a few cross looks when I admitted to planting some on purpose. It turns out that planting the bahia was one of the best moves I had made for my forage plan so I thought this mo...

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Lakewood hosts annual junior golf camp

Lakewood Country Club hosted the Lakewood Junior Golf Camp Wednesday through Friday. There were over thirty young golfers who came out to Lakewood to participate in the camp. Lakewood’s golf pro, Curt Pritchard headed up the camp, with help from loyal members.The campers were divided into separate groups with an instructor who helped the golfers at different aspects of the game throughout the week. A big focus was short game, which is the most important part of golf. At the e...

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Sampson Middle, Clinton High football camps set for Monday and Tuesday

Sampson Middle School and Clinton High School are hosting a football skills camp for their respective schools. The camp for Sampson Middle will be held on June 23rd from 2-5 p.m., and the camp for Clinton High will be held on June 24th from 1-5 p.m.The camp is for any boy planning playing football at Sampson Middle or Clinton High School next fall. The camp is free, and participants can either pre-register, or arrive early at the camp to fill out their registration form. To get a f...

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Union offers track camp for student athletes

Union High School athletes turned out Saturday for the school’s annual track camp.This is the third year UNC-Wilmington assistant coach/recruiter Donald Thomas has conducted the camp.Coach Thomas, said Union track coach Johnny Williams, focused on sprint technique and basic sprint form. Instruction was given on the phrases of sprint race. He also instructed students on long jump mechanics and training drills.Thomas also presented session on NCAA recruiti...

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Deltas hold another ‘successful’ golf tourney

The Delta Sigma Theta organization recently held its fundraising golf tournament at Timberlake Golf Club in Sampson County.This was the seventh annual event, which was held on May 17.Organizers said it was yet another very successful tournament, and offered thanks to all those who helped make it so, from sponsors to participants.The annual event raises money to fund student scholarships.First place winners in the tournament was the Tim’s Gift ...

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9th annual Taekwondo Prep Seminar held

The North Carolina Taekwondo Organization (NCTO) hosted the NCTO 9th annual National Tournament Prep Seminar in April at the Cliffdale Recreation Center in Fayetteville.Founded by local Taekwondo Master Instructor Ron Whitted in 2006, the seminar is designed to bring together grassroots and world class athletes, coaches and referees in an effort to better prepare them for state, national and international competition.The featured facilitator for the 2014 event was Nigeri...

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New SCC Drama Club holds performance

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