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How does their garden grow?

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A group of children at L.C. Kerr Elementary School had fun getting their hands dirty as they removed leaves and dug through dirt last week during the first full week back in the classroom, or in the case just outside of it.As the kindergarteners dug deeper, they noticed an orange vegetable.“I found one,” a youngster shouted while holding up a sweet potato.For many months, students have planted and harvested in the L.C. Kerr Garden. It began in 2013 with help from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Sampson along with Murphy-Brown.Local farmers and Boy Scouts have also been involved with the project that’s designed for kindergartners and first graders.

 

A foundation to serve

As a youth, Mike Jones enjoyed raising the Stars and Strips at Salemburg Elementary School in the mornings. His principal Roger White showed Jones and other students how to do it around the flagpole.“He got us on the path to become patriotic and to respect our country and the flag,” Jones said about the Air Force veteran.For more than 30 years, Jones has served and fought for his country through the ranks of the Marines. He is now a sergeant major for the U.S...

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Bladen Peanut Festival Sept. 20

It’s salty, plain, roasted, green and boiled. It’s always the star of the show, better known as Bladen County’s finest peanuts.Bladen celebrates thepeanut the third Saturday of September each year. This years’ date is Sept. 20. The Festival is held in Dublin, also known as the Peanut Capital of the South. It is the home of Houston’s Peanuts, whose peanuts are shipped worldwide.The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade. Entry for parade...

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BirthdaysAug. 31Shaneeka DempsMary LipscombRice Matthis Jr.Vitus BeamonSept. 1Alice BradsherLora BeamonChris LeeSept. 2Ernestine LeeTowanta SampsonRonnie McCullenOrletta FaisonChris LeeSept. 3Kathryn S...

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Sampson 4-H member attends NCACC Youth Summit

Sampson County 4-H’er Haley Stone attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville Aug. 15-16.North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fifth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government....

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America Legion Post #319 — will not have a meeting in September. FMI Robert L. Brown at 590-2781American Legion Auxiliary #319 — meeting - 3:30p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 FMI call: Helen Faison at 592-6060Tai Chi classes — return to the Center for Health+Wellness Tuesday, Sept. 2. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through October from 11:15 a.m. until noon. Free to the public. FMI, call Angela Fair...

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Tart gives UIS fifth-graders view of Marine life

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Tart came to Union Intermediate School on Aug. 27 and spoke with the fifth-grade class.LCpl Tart talked with students about Marine history, Marine terminology, the process of becoming a Marine, and the leadership and motivational values he has gained from being in the Marine Corps.He will left Raleigh on Aug. 28 to report to Okinawa, Japan on Sept. 2 to serve two years of duty as a Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician....

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Byrd serves as N.C. Senate page

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Chandler Britt Byrd, a student at Wake Forest High School, serve as a page. She is the daughter of Charles and Paige Byrd of Wake Forest and the granddaughter of Danny and Vicki Britt of Clinton.Chandler was sponsored by Sen, Brent Jackson, R-Sampson, and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore, Phil Berger of Rockingham County.Statewide high school students in grades 9 through 12 serve as pages...

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