Come the new year, smoking will not be permitted in or near Roseboro’s municipal buildings nor in the town’s vehicles per a smoke-free ordinance that was officially adopted by a unanimous vote from town commissioners during their recent town hall meeting.After a few months of work on the ordinance, and following revisions made by commissioners and town attorney Billie L. Poole of Holland, of Poole, Holland & Sanderson, the amendment to the town’s ordinance regulating smoking in municipal buildings and vehicles and on all town grounds, Chapter 20, nuisances, article III, was ready to be given a final look by town commissioners Tuesday night and officially voted on.
Arrests12/11 - Tia McNeil, 34, 800 Kennedy St., Clinton, failure to appear/child support. Bond $1,000; court date Dec. 17.12/11 - Norbert Floyd Edwards, 32, 306 Fayetteville St., Newton Grove, assault on a female. No bond allowed; court date Jan. 7.12/11 - Krystal Lynn Thornton, 28, 3836 Alex Benton Road, Newton Grove, failure to appear on charges of driving while licens revoked (2 counts) and probation violation. Bond $10,500; court date Jan....
Paul R. Herring, 61GARLAND — Paul Ray Herring, 61, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at Summerville-Boykin Mortuary in Garland.A wake will be held Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
John P. Mathis, infantTURKEY — John P. Mathis, infant son of Janie Peterson, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
It was an “All Out-of-the-Box Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 8, as Harrells Christian Academy lower school students performed for a full house of families and friends.Under the direction of music teacher Margo Bowker, kindergarten through fifth grade students shared a spectacular Christmas musical that told the story of a church group rehearsing for their Christmas pageant. The characters were so excited when their huge box of costumes arrived just in time for dress rehears...
Courtesy photoUnion Middle recently named its December Students of the Month for the character trait of kindness. Those chosen in eighth-grade are, from left: Ty Travers, Kate Najera-Lazaro, Elias Reyes, Cory Munoz, Summerlyn Ammons, and Titianna Matthews. Not pictured is Diana Lerma.
Courtesy photoThe Christmas Card contest winners at Hobbton Elementary School are: Ruben Hernandez-Chimal, kindergarten, Deontae Carroll, second grade, Zilbany Panzo, fifth grade, Harrison Hunt, third grade, and Jesus Montes-Lopez, fourth grade. Not pictured is Juan Lopez, first grade.
Editor:I enjoy reading “letters to the editor.” The letters in a newspaper often depict the heart and soul of a community.Recently, I read some letters about taxes, and how the N.C. Republican Party hates taxes. Interestingly, the N.C. Republican legislators (and their tax scheme) seems to have stuck it to the retirees in the state.But the people won’t notice it until the “retired” folk prepare their 2014 NC-1040A Income Tax Retur...
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. Although we should all appreciate our many blessings throughout the year, the holiday season always has a way of bringing into focus the things that are most important. I am sure that many gifts will be given and received in District 10 this year, but I would like to remind everyone that the greatest gift of all is simply the opportunity to be with the ones we love.
Courtesy photoShannon B. Pearsall has been nominated to represent Clinton City Schools as the Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence, school officials recently announced. Pearsall attended the 63rd annual conference on Exceptional Children in Greensboro, Nov. 20-22, where she was recognized by the State of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction for her ‘dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the education...
The Christmas in Clinton Parade is only two days away! Join us this Saturday in Downtown Clinton at 10 a.m. for the traditional Christmas in Clinton parade. We encourage you to shop, dine, and enjoy the parade in downtown this Saturday!As the end of 2013 is fast approaching, I would like to personally thank you, each Chamber member and corporate sponsor, for the support, involvement, and dedication you’ve given to the Chamber. We are honored to each that have dedicated moneta...
The word “Haunted” strikes fear in most people. Even for investigators, the word carries weight. I along with (Billy Wayne Edwards SPSNC) would assume that the portrayal of Hunted houses by Hollywood plays a big part in our imagination of the word. Although in rare cases, a house or resident that is haunted can be uncomfortable and frightening.
Dallas Burris, infantRAEFORD — Dallas Warren Burris, infant, of 141 Tulane Dr. died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
Alexander McGill, infantFAYETTEVILLE — Alexander McGill, infant, of 6801 Mandgrove Dr. died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service and Cremation of Clinton.
Thurman Keeter, 68HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Thurman Keeter, 68, of 206 Torain Street passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
GARLAND — The Garland board got a new look Tuesday, with a newly-elected mayor and three commissioners swearing their oaths of office during the regular board meeting.Mayor Winifred Murphy, seated alongside the revamped Garland Board of Commissioners at the gathering inside the American Legion building, preached the importance of unity and community involvement as the town moved forward.
NEWTON GROVE — Change was ushered into Newton Grove Tuesday night in the form of a new commissioner and a new mayor, the town’s first female. The swearing-in ceremonies opened the town’s regular meeting, as members worked to take care of business as well as get ready and in gear for the new year’s plans.Guests that were in attendance for the meeting included retired Sampson County Manager Jerry Hobbs, Hobbton students that were involved in a junior leadershi...
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