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Donors, scholars benefit from giving

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Both donors and scholars benefit from the Sampson Community College Foundation. For the donors, giving brings great reward and for the scholars, receiving brightens their educational opportunities.According to Lisa Turlington, Sampson Community College’s Foundation director, the primary function of the foundation is to raise funds for students’ scholarships.“This is an exciting time for us to be able to help people get an education,” Turlington asserted.The foundation has awarded $70,000 in scholarship funds this year to various recipients. There were a total of 52 different scholarships available for the 2014-15 school year, with a total of 98 scholarship recipients.

 

Leps get hard-fought win

The Lady Leopards started conference play with a very tough win Tuesday night against Spring Creek. Spring Creek took the first set 25-8, before the Leopards took the next two sets 25-14 and 25-20. However Spring Creek was not done, coming back in the fourth set 25-16, leaving it to a fifth and final set. The Leopards took it, 15-9, to win after a very tough night of volleyball.Some of the top players tonight were, Rashyda Parker with 19 kills, Jordan Tew, with 19 kills, Emily Lewi...

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Upcoming event to showcase Sampson businesses

Local residents may drive past a great business every day and not be familiar with it, while another may have just opened up that does not have the exposure it needs to get the foot traffic a well-established family-owned enterprise already boasts.Regardless of the circumstances, they are all a fabric of the community and local support is crucial to their survival and success.In seeking to showcase what is being offered locally, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce wi...

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City schools to increase Driver’s Ed fee

Driving instructor Jeff Sawvel sat in the passenger seat of an old Ford Taurus as he taught a Clinton High School student the rules of the road Tuesday.With the new school year under way, many students will get behind the wheel of a Driver’s Education vehicle. But it will not be free.“It’s unfortunate that we have to charge the parents,” Sawvel said. “Just a few year ago, we didn’t charge the parents anything.”Those pa...

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Business thefts really do hurt many

There have been two major business thefts in Clinton this month, and the ramifications of those thefts resemble the ripple effect left by a stone skipped across water.Such thefts touch the business owners first, but the ripple can be felt near and wide, particularly in communities such as Clinton and Sampson County, where so many rely upon a business owners generosity to do everything from building educational and wellness facilities to providing school supplies for children and fu...

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Greater works than these

I will be placed under arrest on Sept. 10.Don’t worry, I’m not a criminal. I, along with scores of other Sampson residents, will be participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Lock-Up Fundraiser. Participants are arrested and required to serve time of an hour out of their work day or post bail ahead of time. The bail is made up of the contributions that the participants solicit from their friends, neighbors, and colleagues.The MDA raise...

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Hobbton JV wins, varsity drops decision to Rosewood

Hobbton’s JV and Varsity volleyball teams traveled to Rosewood on Tuesday for a match with the Lady Eagles. The Hobbton JV won2-1, while the varsity lost, 3-1.The JV squad won their first match, 25-21, lost their second match, 25-22, and won the third 25-21 to seal their victory.The varsity team lost the first match, 25-15, before winning the second, 25-21. They then lost the next two sets to go home in defeat.However, coach Russell Jones of Hobbton was ...

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Dixon Bulldogs manhandle Dark Horses

Clinton’s soccer team welcomed the Bulldogs from Dixon into Darkness Soccer complex on Monday night for a non-conference match, but it didn’t take long for the visitors to wear out their welcome, as they dominated the young Dark Horses early and left town with a 5-1 victory.

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Lady Horses build on success

After getting their first taste of winning this season on Monday afternoon, the Clinton volleyball team added another match to the win column on Tuesday with a 3 games to none win over Smithfield-Selma. The Lady Dark Horses shut out the visitors winning three straight by scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21.Clinton was paced by another strong effort from Francesca Jauregui with -3 digs, 2 spikes, 2 kills, and 4 aces. Also posting impressive stat lines were Elizabeth Tsao with 4 dig, 2 ...

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Lady Crusaders net win over Rocky Mount

Harrells Christian Academy’s volleyball team won their match against Rocky Mount High School 3 sets to 2.HCA won the opening set 25-23, before losing the next two by scores of 25-23 and 25-21. With their backs against the walls, the Lady Crusaders won the next two frames by scores of 25-22 and 15-7.Harrells had big games from Marissa Parks, Harley Crumpler, Emily Benton, Abigail Blanchard, and Margaret Clark on Tuesday. Parks had 4 aces, 2 kills, 17 assists, a bloc...

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Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentSalemburg Elementary School students Danielle Aycock, Devin Jones, Ivan Castaneda, Yurem Chavez, Jose Marquez and Eithan Helms make their way to the cafeteria for breakfast on the first day for students Monday. Thousands of students returned to classrooms across Sampson Mondy in what education officials in the city and county called a very smooth opening day.

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Ribbon cut at Abbigail’s

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Three more Clinton residents have been caught up in a drug net lowered just over three weeks ago during simultaneous campaigns by city police and Sampson sheriff’s investigators.Two of those taken into custody were part of Sampson’s Operation Double Tap; the third part of the city’s own drug campaign, a culmination of a four-month undercover operation.As the arrests grow, the long warrant lists shrink showing, law enforcement officials from both departm...

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School supplies donated

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Courtesy photoThe University of Mount Olive graduated over 160 students at its summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 23. It is a tradition at UMO for graduating students to walk through the Alumni Crosswalk and Nido and Mariana Qubein Garden House prior to entering Kornegay Arena. The ceremonial walk represents a manifestation of pride in the accomplishments of the university’s graduates and a symbol of their hopes, dreams and prayers for the future.

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(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.)Arrests8/25 - James Allen Jacobs, 54, 224 Seven Eagles Lane, Clinton, communicating threats, drunk and disruptive, resisting public officer. Bond $2,500; court date Nov. 12.8/25 - Dontez Louis Rogers, 34, 1005 Spawn Lane, Knightdale, driv...

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SCC Foundation’s efforts prove beneficial

The Sampson Community College Foundation is gearing up for what they hope will be another successful fundraising year.According to the foundation’s director, Lisa Turlington, as of June 30, the 2013-14 year has ended and she, along with directors, are preparing for what lies ahead.During all of last year’s fund-raising events, a total of $212,000 was raised to help fund the foundation’s many educational endeavors. The foundation was organized to receive...

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Clinton nets big win

The Lady Dark Horse Volleyball team hosted Eastern Wayne on Monday afternoon in a non-conference match and pulled off the upset. Eastern Wayne, fresh off a deep playoff run last season, was expected to make quick work of the Lady Dark Horses, but failed to hold up their end of the bargain, as Clinton spiked their way to a 3 games to 1 victory.

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