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Memories rising from the water

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IVANHOE —Vernell Carr remembers the rain that fell 50 years ago during the week leading up to a fateful March 30, 1964 Easter morning when her world — and the world of so many she knew — changed forever. And she vividly recalls the sounds of voices stirring her from her sleep, men talking in hushed tones, her mother’s sobs and the eventual hysterical strains of reality crashing into her teenage world.On that fateful morning so long ago, Carr and other members of the Ivanhoe community were awakened to news that five local men had plummeted into a watery grave after the pickup they were in struck a bridge that crossed Black River, just a short distance from the small Sampson community.


From ‘Basses Choice’ to Sampson County

This Bass family column is delving even deeper into the family tree. It is now into the trunk of the tree.Here you will find the Bass family primarily in Virginia. The time period is the 1600-1700’s. They (all 56 Bass family members) arrive in Jamestown on the ship named ” Furtherance ” that sailed from London. They settled on a peninsula in the James River up from Jamestown, Virginia. It is here where Nathaniel Bass, c aptain of the aforementioned ship, establish...

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Roseboro-Salemburg holds talent show

On April 17, the Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School Chorus held its annual Talent Show. This year the Talent Show was titled, “RSMS Talent is Spiraling Out of Control.”Radio personality and former RS teacher Randy Wood was the Master of Ceremonies.RSMS chorus director Jennifer Matthews said she was very pleased with the excellent talent that was showcased this year at the show. All of the exceptional talent from the contestants made for a very close competition...

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Bracy: Student rigor, engagement focus

Dr. Eric Bracy leans in close to hear what Hobbton first-grader Carlie Wade has to say as she shares a lesson she’s completing on the notebook in front of her. She smiles, he laughs, both pointing at what she’s written.The youngster talks easily to the new Sampson County Schools superintendent, excited and engaged in the questions he’s asking. They talk a good five minutes, both absolutely absorbed in the conversation.This is what Bracy loves most, gett...

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Community offers prayers, fundraising for ‘Joe Joe’

A thin layer of black ice changed the path of a local family’s lives on Valentine’s Day and, even as they face an uncertain future as their fallen patriarch attempts to recover from brain trauma, the community has rallied in support and the family’s faith has never been stronger.“It’s been a wonderful outpouring,” said Nancy Butler. “People, some we’ve never heard of, have been sending us (well-wishes) and comments.”

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Playing it safe on the playground

Spring is officially here, and a trip to the playground is often a go-to activity that both parents and children enjoy. While the risks and dangers associated with swimming or riding a bike might seem more obvious however, keeping our children safe on the playground is just as important.Each year, approximately 15 children die from injuries involving playground equipment, and more than 200,000 are treated in emergency rooms. Falls account for 80 percent of playground injuries, howe...

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BirthdaysApril 20Beth ReynoldsRichard UribeZoey BrewerWilliam WarrenSarah SimmonsApril 21Kristy MurphyJoy PopeBilly Ray Jordan, Sr.Eva KoonceEdward EdwardsCharles GriderApril 22Tucker CarrollLisa TurlingtonApr...

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‘Pond’ John and the upcoming Bass reunion

Robert Bass, 1842-1905, and Eliza Caroline King , 1848- 1903, parents of Joe Bass, were married in 1875. He was 33 and she was 32. They were married for 25 years. Robert had a brother, Joshua, and two sisters, Ketty and Anna. Robert’s twin brother was John , known in the community as “Pond” John because he would walk around the pond on the farm many times a day. He suffered from being shelled shocked while serving in the Army during the Civil War.

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