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Citizens play role in arrest of 2

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An alert Roseboro business owner and at least one area resident are being credited for helping Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities make arrests in a Sunday business break-in. The stolen property was also recovered.Arrested Sunday were Leeann Sinclair, 31, and Jeffrey Graham, 30, both of 512 Boone St., Roseboro. The pair were each charged with felony breaking and entering, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny, non-assaultive child abuse and 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

 

Hobbton Middle gets volleyball win over Roseboro-Salemburg

The Hobbton Middle School Lady Wildcats volleyball team started the year on a high note with a victory over a tough Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School team, 3-1. “You could tell it was the first match of the season as both teams were rather rusty early on,” noted Hobbton coach Chip Pollock.Hobbton started the first set strongly by building a 17 to 4 lead, only to see it evaporate, before closing out the initial stanza 25-20.Roseboro dominated the second set, 25...

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Dark Horses shut out Raiders

Clinton’s soccer team posted its third straight shut out of a Four County Conference foe when they hosted Midway on Monday night and sent the Raiders home smarting from a 2-0 defeat. The game was an exciting defensive struggle with Clinton getting on the board early and then playing much of the game probing the Midway defense and defending their goal from several Raider advances before adding a late goal on a penalty kick to finish of the visitors.

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Harrells falls to Freedom Christian Academy

Harrells Christian Academy fell short in a soccer game against Freedom Christian Academy on Monday afternoon, as FCA took the game, 4-3.FCA got off to an early lead and never looked back. Scoring the goals for HCA were Stancil Bowles, assisted by Davis Jones, Cameron Phillips, and Spencer Cooke with the assist by Stancil Bowles.Brenden Giles had 9 saves for the Crusaders. HCA drops to 1-10-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play. They take on Arendell Parrott Acadmey next, ...

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Lakewood rolls to 4-2 soccer win

Lakewood’s soccer team traveled to James Kenan Monday evening to earn a 4-2 win over their conference opponent. The Leopards were led by Jonathan Gonzales, who had a hat trick, 3 goals; and Irvin Ramirez, who scored the other goal. Frances Flores had an assist for LHS.Pate Holland had a great game at the net for Lakewood with 15 saves in 17 shots on goal by the home-team Tigers.“We are playing good soccer right now,” said Lakewood’s head coach, Ja...

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UMO boasts record enrollment

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is experiencing record enrollment in its traditional student population. As of today there are 969 traditional students, 37 more than last year this time.Dr. Barbara Kornegay, vice president for Enrollment said, “This year’s increase in new student enrollment, which included more out of state students than last year, as well as a very good representation from Wayne and surrounding counties, is one more step in our plan t...

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Hobbton Middle tops RSMS

The Hobbton Middle School Wildcats visited Roseboro-Salemburg Middle on Monday, coming away with an 8-1 victory in soccer. Uriel Cruz would score three for the Wildcats in the first 8 minutes to put his team up. Roseboro would respond with a goal of their own by Edwin Vanegas to make the score 3-1. “Edwin makes their team go. He is an exceptional player,” said Hobbton Coach Burnett. Miguel Diaz would score at the 13:00 mark to make it 4-1. Luis Irias would score with ten minutes l...

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Clinton volleyball beats Hobbton

The Hobbton Wildcat volleyball team hosted Clinton Monday. Clinton won both matches.Clinton JV took the that match in 2 straight, 25-23 and 25-4. Wildcat coach Russell Jones said, “We played well the first game and were up 23-18 and lost 25-23. We just couldn’t do anything right. Their last girl served from 12 to 25. The beauty of it is, we turn around tomorrow and play another one. We got this one out of our way.”In the nightcap, the Dark Horses got by...

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Hollerin’ in the rain

A downpour of afternoon showers at the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department may have altered plans for the Hollerin’ Heritage Festival, but it did not dampen the spirit.During the second annual event, Tony Peacock was named the 2014 National Hollerin’ Contest Champion. t was Peacock’s sixth time winning and his third consecutive victory.“I’ve been disqualified for hollering too long and I thought I almost did that this year,” Peacock ...

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Two Warsaw residents have been taken into custody and cash, drugs and a weapon seized following what Duplin authorities called the execution of a high-risk search warrant late last week.In a release issued Monday by the Warsaw Police Department, who was assisted in the investigation by Duplin Sheriff’s officers, it noted that Annie Wilson Smith, 72, and Anthony James Pee 44, were taken into custody following the search of the 508 W. College St. home where both reportedly resi...

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Rain doesn’t stop Pow Wow

The 45th annual Coharie Pow Wow was held Saturday on the Coharie Tribal Grounds. It featured American Indian drumming and dancing competitions. Some of the other attractions included crafts, artwork the second annuals Warrior’s Ride and spoken word. Many people attended the event, despite afternoon showers.Photos by Chase Jordan

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Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff’s Office daily jail report.)Arrests/Citations9/12 - Anthony Marquis Washington, 24, 414 Bill Town Road, Harrells, failure to comply/child support. Bond $650; court date Sept. 23.9/12 - Dustin Michael Brown, 34, 190 Beulah Road, Clinton, larceny, failure to appear on...

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Baby’s watery eyes

Q: My son was born three weeks premature. He is now three weeks old and has started to have a lot of mattering along his eyelids and his eyes tend to water down his cheeks. His doctor says that he probably has a blocked tear duct. He assured me that it is not serious unless it gets infected and that when he is a little older it should be unblocked with surgery if it doesn’t clear up by itself. How long should I wait?

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City schools graduation rate rises

After receiving testing and graduation numbers from the state, Clinton City Schools officials are looking forward to making more progress in classrooms.The system’s graduation rate increased from 84.1 (2012-2013) to 84.7 percent (2013-2014), according to recently released numbers from the state Board of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.It’s something in which assistant superintendent Dr. Mark Duckworth takes great pride....

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Nurturing healthy living

What was once a way of life for the Coharie ancestors is now a three-year project taken on by Tabatha Brewer and Chris Faircloth, along with other members of the Coharie Tribe.Brewer and Faircloth, with the help of some volunteers, have taken a part of the land on the tribal grounds and turned it into a fully producing garden. The project has been completed with the assistance of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by the Kate B....

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Vital Statistics

Land TransfersGeddie and Jane Tew to Linda and Thurman MurphyDuncan Faircloth to the Duncan Faircloth TrustBetty and Philip Merritt to Merritt Family FarmsMargaret King to Henry KingJudy Hall and Robbie Lane to Alton WilliamsBessie and Joseph Underwood to Venture ManorMichael Melton to Laurie MeltonLaurie Herring to James HerringJose Reyes to Amber and Douglas RunionP...

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Clinton’s ‘undertaking establishments’

(Editor’s note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.)

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Curtailing R’boro’s debt

ROSEBORO — With the town of Roseboro having the highest tax rate per capita in North Carolina, town commissioner Cary Holland has a plan to bring that number down.During last week’s board meeting, Holland presented the plan to his fellow commissioners, one he said would save the town approximately $300,000.Currently, the Roseboro has a population of 1,192 people and a tax rate of 69 cents per $100 valuation. Holland conducted a study of similar-size towns in ...

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