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Ready … aim … train

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When a law enforcement officer goes to work every day, the hope is that their most used instrument will be a pen. But the realities are often different, and that’s why Sampson County Sheriff’s officials believe weapons training is critical, not just the mandated amount of time on a range but beyond it, ensuring safety and expertise with the powerful tools in their possession.That’s why when the department switched a few weeks ago from the Glocks they had been using for several years to the Sig Sauer, officers hit the classroom and firing range, learning everything from how to work their new holsters to the slower first-pull of the Sig’s trigger.


Community Bulletin Board

Garland Senior Center — will host Brenda Brown from Fayetteville Social Security on Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.. The public is welcome, so please join us.Sampson Soil and Water — The conservation district will have its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 84 County Complex Road. FMI 592-7963 ext. 3.Sampson County Branch of the NAACP — will meet Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church...

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Ingold School reunion

Courtesy photoIngold School held its 12th school reunion at the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center on Sept. 6 with over 140 in attendance. Lillian Matthis Herring, representing the class of 1938, was presented a corsage. Others attending were from 1943 class to 1965. Two teachers were present, Janet Pearson and Joyce Peterson Hill.

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Birthdays and anniversaries

BirthdaysSept. 21Joseph Colin MadgarSadie McKoyPeggy MelvinTim BassAleasha McPhailEboni StewartSept. 22Margaret RichLuther TyndallJason JohnsonMajor BrownLillian MurphyMargaret HooksEllen UnderwoodHarold Hubert JohnsonTammy Louise Butl...

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Good study habits and homework

Every parent wants their child to do well in school and to learn as much as they possibly can. To be good students, children need to develop good study habits at home and at school. You can help develop good study habits at home by approaching homework with a positive attitude and by providing an atmosphere that encourages learning. Here are some ideas that can help.Set a Homework ScheduleSet up a regular time for homework to be done each day and stick t...

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Benefit a success, plans for 5k Saturday

Dubbed a huge success, the benefit plate sale for double-amputee Frankie Brewington sold almost 4,000 plates.“The benefit was a huge success,” Frankie’s wife Amanda said. “We did not set a goal prior to the event, but I just knew we would be grateful for any amount raised.”Amanda said she was very impressed with the number of people who came out to support Frankie, including the volunteers.“We never expected so many voluntee...

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‘Little Shop’ coming together; new plays announced

The cast of Little Shop Of Horrors at the Sampson Community Theatre is beginning to get into the nitty-gritty of their rehearsal schedule now that they’ve realized there are only four more weeks of rehearsal left before opening night at 8 p.m. on Oct.17. That’s when the veterans of the stage show the less expeienced cast members that it is important to learn one’s lines and the lyrics to various songs as early as possible so that they will become second nature in front of an...

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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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