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Carrying out the vision

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For 13 years Kellie Godwin Hinshaw battled head and neck cancer, but through it all, she had a vision — a vision that’s being carried on through the work of the Miss Midway High School pageant platform and her family.Hinshaw, who lost the battle against Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma and Osteo Sarcoma earlier this year, wanted to make a difference in her community and work to fight for funds to research the rare disease she was suffering from before her death. Her sister, Kristie Apperson, said Hinshaw never stopped fighting.“She had a vision,” Apperson said. “Her vision was to provide a way to research Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.”

 

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Dan Grubb/SCCSampson Community College played host to the annual Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers College Fair at the Bellamy Center last Friday morning. This half-day recruiting event, sponsored by SCC, informs students about their many options after high school.

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Sampson County Master Gardeners — Free herb seminar, open to public, Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Sampson County Extension Office. FMI 214-1963Sampson County Branch of the NAACP — meet Monday, Oct., 27, 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton. The Nominating Committee will report at this meeting. All members whose membership dues are current as of April 1 maybe nominated for Office or ...

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Courtesy photoOn Wednesday Oct. 8, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School participated in International Walk to School Day. International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Over 100 students and staff participated to make this event a success.Courtesy photoOn Wednesday Oct. 8, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School participated in International Walk to School Day. Interna...

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Just-A-Mere Garden Club members Elsie Jackson, Sybil West, Betty Honeycutt and Beverly Warren attended the NC Garden Club District 8 meeting held in Lillington on Oct. 7 hosted by the Four Seasons Garden Club.

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Hobbton High School — will host PTO and progress report pickup for all students and parents on Oct. 27, 6 p.m.A Senior Information Night with graduation supply ordering, scholarship information, Sampson Community College Admisssions and Financial Aid Information, WorkKeys, and information vital for high school seniors will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafe’.

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Gina Strickland/HCAHarrells Christian Academy recognized their Terrific Kids for the first nine week grading period during their weekly chapel service on Thursday, Oct. 16. The students who were chosen by their teachers displayed the following outstanding character traits throughout the grading period: friendly, thoughtful, and inclusive. These students are pictured above as follows: dront row: Case Barber (3rd Grade, Ms. Poveromo); Daughtry Jackson (2nd Grade, Mrs. Norris); Collin...

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More than just Sorghum

Kristy D. Carter/Sampson IndependentThe 17th Annual Sorghum Festival held Saturday featured more than just the sweet, savory taste of sorghum. Festival-goers, young and old, were entertained by the electric train display, which encompassed an entire room within the Old McDaniel School building. The display, owned and managed by Allen Carter, measures 18 feet by 24 feet and features more than three trains meandering their way through a miniature town. According to John Matthews, coo...

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