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UCare in search of new funding

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UCare is putting out a request to the community for locals to step up and help bolster their efforts to continue providing services through their Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs.“The state has not passed their budget and there have been a ton of cuts,” said UCare executive director Pamela Gonzalez during an interview at her office late this week.“We stand to lose $50,000,” she said, explaining that that funding was coming from a grant for the Displaced Homemaker Program. The program was merged with the Domestic Violence Commission and the NC Council for Women.


J. C. Holliday library hosts Flow Circus

Sampson County Public Libraries will conclude their annual Summer Reading Program with a juggling and magic performance by “Flow Circus” at the J.C. Holliday Library on Saturday, July 26.The star performer, Paul Miller, chose to juggle balls instead of numbers after graduating in 1994 with a degree in accounting. During his show he will share how a trip to the circus inspired him to visit his local library, which lead him to learn about juggling, magic, balloon sculptin...

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Rosa L. Harris, 92

Rosa L. Harris, 92CLINTON — Rosa Lee Harris, 92, of 407 E. Powell Street, Clinton, NC, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

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Bustillo attends NCCAT

Cullowhee — Jesus R. Centeno-Bustillo of L.C. Kerr Elementary School attended a program held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers.Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. NCCAT condu...

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Seniors ‘blessed’ by Baptist ministry visit

I hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July celebrating with friends and family. As we celebrated, I hope everyone remembered the real meaning of the Fourth of July — the signing of the “Declaration of Independence,” meaning freedom for our country. We have so much to be thankful for.The Garland seniors really did enjoy the Baptist Association Ministry that was brought to us two weeks ago through the guidance of Ms. Donna Landes and the ladies from “Valley of...

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What’s cookin’?

Summer Feeding ProgramJuly 14Chick Fillet on BunGreen BeansMixed FruitJuly 15PizzaBroccoli w/CheesePineapple TidbitsJuly 16Cheeseburger on BunBaked BeansApplesauceJuly 17BBQ Pork on BunCornSliced Peaches...

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Girl Scouts appoints staff to lead initiatives in Bladen, Sampson counties

RALEIGH — Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines recently announced the appointment of Christina Hicks to the role of membership director. Hicks will be responsible for supporting recruitment, retention, and development of Girl Scout membership initiatives, including projects in underrepresented areas.“Christina has a wealth of experience in building community connections and working with others. We are pleased to have her on board to broaden our reach and gro...

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysJuly 13Pella ThighmanDaniel BrewingtonGrace ShippConnie WeeksTim HicksConnie HobbsLarry BeamanJuly 14Veronia MillerTheresa PittmanPat JacksonMarides CandelarioJames SmithBill JordanJuly 15Maurice Moore...

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Senate offers shows education support

As budget negotiations continued this week, most policy issues have been put on hold. Since many of our members are involved in the negotiations, committees are not meeting on the Senate side and very few bills are on the floor. With all of our energy focused on reaching an agreement with our colleagues in the House, I am optimistic that we will have a final conference budget in the near future.

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Arrests7/10 - David Paul Brewington, 37, 3312 Cartage Road, Lumberton, 37, failure to appear/child support. Bond $500; court date July 15.7/10 - Kendrick Jashawn Smith, 22, 92 Jeanette Lane, Godwin, communicating threats. No bond; court date July 22.7/10 - Joanlie McNeil, 37, Mirie Naylor Road, Harrells, failure to appear/child support. Bond $27; court date Aug. 5.7/10 - Larry Donnell Herring, 46, 516 Margaret St., Clinton, failure ...

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Donation will continue city teacher awards for decades

A large endowment will ensure those recognized as the best teachers in Clinton City Schools continue to receive a tangible award for their outstanding efforts for at least the next 20 years, likely longer than that.The Clinton City Board of Education at its May 27 meeting accepted a large endowment from Johnny Morisey to further fund the Jack and Kitty Morisey Teacher of the Year Awards Program, which began in the 2008-09 school year.“On behalf of the board, thank ...

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Noah’s Ark and the Lord’s church

As one studies through the word of God, it become evident that God has always provided a place of safety for those that would be faithful to Him. For instance, during the time of the tenth plague upon Egypt, the place of safety was to be in the house with the blood on the door post and lintel. We wish to consider two such places of safety and the likenesses of them. The two we have in mind is Noah’s ark and the Lord’s church.

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Don’t just hear the Word, live it

Do you have a favorite devotion book that opens and closes your day with ‘food for thought’? Family devotions are a fantastic way to stay connected. Individual time with the Lord, His Word, and a good devotion book is a piece of paradise on earth. If your schedule doesn’t include time for devotions, I encourage you to plug in a few minutes before your day begins and before it ends. Finding the right place, time, and source to glean His Word from will help make your daily dev...

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Outreach in our churches

To report church news please email or call 592-8137, ext. 117. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication. Bearskin MBC

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Sampson poised to offer housing rehab funds

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency has made $7 million available to eligible organizations for the rehabilitation of scattered-site, owner-occupied homes in selected counties, including Sampson, under the 2014 cycle of the Single Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool (SFRLP).Under this cycle of SFRLP14, funds will be made available to serve homeowners in more than 30 counties.

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Gerald Teachey

Gerald TeacheyMOUNT OLIVE — Gerald Teachey, of 558 Carter-Thigpen Road, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Quinn Hospice Center in Kenansville.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation.

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Mario L. Reyes, 51

Mario L. Reyes, 51LELAND — Mario L. Reyes, 51, of 9404 Walker St., passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation.

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Stephen C. Sisco, 54

Stephen C. Sisco, 54MOUNT OLIVE — Stephen Charles Sisco, 54, of 1878 NC Hwy 55 West, passed away on Thursday, July 10,2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation.

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