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DuBose gives tour of ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities

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A local industrial force for decades, DuBose Strapping Inc. recently took the time to show off its inner workings as part of a guided tour of its facilities.A third generation family-owned company headquartered in Clinton with facilities in Indiana and Ohio, DuBose manufactures steel and plastic strapping involving automated strapping machines, a variety of strapping materials, hand application tools and accessories.DuBose underwent a $10 million expansion in recent years, adding the plastic strapping production to its long-established steel line. The plastics expansion added dozens of jobs to the DuBose Strapping campus within the Sampson Southeast Business Center in Clinton.

 

Hickory Grove to hold historic homecoming

This year Hickory Grove Baptist Church will host its 125th Homecoming, and the church, which was established in 1889, is going to be celebrating with the community this Sunday.Pastor W.H. Calcutt has been the pastor of the church for almost seven years now.In the early 1880s, a small group of folks in the Herring community gathered together and decided they needed a meeting place, and that they needed a “little plot for their early bodies,” said Callcutt in a...

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Lady Raiders end season with third round loss at Carrboro

The Midway Lady Raiders traveled to Carrboro in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs and fell short, ending their season. Carrboro had only one loss all year, which was to a number one seed in the 4A division. Midway lost in three sets by scores of 19-25, 15-25, and 16-25, respectively.“We played hard in the first set and had some great digs,” said Midway’s head coach Jennifer Naylor. Senior Captain Amber Poole had 4 kills and 9 assists to go along with...

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Lady Leopards survive and advance

The Lakewood Leopards defeated the Camden County Bruins in 5 sets Thursday night at Lakewood to advance to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 1A State Playoffs.The Leopards took the first set 25-16 and the second 25-20. However, Camden made some great adjustments. As head coach Sheila Davidson of Lakewood said, “They adjusted to us very well in the 3rd set and the 4th set.”The 3rd set went to the Bruins 25-23, but the 4th set was the worst that the Leopards had p...

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JV Wildcats down James Kenan

In a barnburner, the Hobbton Wildcats declawed the James Kenan Tigers Thursday night in JV football with a 15-12 win.A very excited JV coach, Les Spell, said, “It was an unbelievable game. You dream about winning one like that. We really owe it all the to defense. They did everything including running that punt back for us there at the end. On offense, we did get bottled up down in the red zone a couple of times. My hat’s off to James Kenan. They have a great program an...

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Sampson knocks off Hobbton Middle

The Sampson Middle Dark Horses visited the Hobbton Wildcats Wednesday afternoon and took home a 36-8 football win in the middle school conference.Sampson coach Tracy Thornton said, “We did what we needed to do. It wasn’t the cleanest game we’ve played all year but it was a win, so we’ll take it”Chuck Lively, Hobbton’s coach said, “We played hard against a big team. They played the hardest they have all year. We’re looking f...

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Glow for God T-shirt deadline Oct. 30.

What began as an idea in the heart of one local woman bloomed into an entity all on its own. The HG Cheer Competitive Cheerleading Ministry is part of the Athletics Ministries of Holly Grove Holiness Church in Clinton. The goal of HG Cheer is to always keep Christ at the center. Through devotions, practices, and competitions, HG Cheer wants to share the love of Christ in such a way that He is attractive.HG Cheer’s head coach is Angelique Young. Not only does she have a heart ...

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‘Little Shop’ enters final weekend

Halloween was in the air this past weekend as the Sampson Community Theatre presented “Little Shop Of Horrors” to an appreciative audience who watched a small plant grow from a seedling to the largest item on the big stage. The cast was prepared and showed how several weeks of intensive rehearsals can result in outstanding entertainment that resulted in loud applause and cheers throughout the performances.

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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.)Arrests10/22 - Charles Christopher Royal, 28, 312 Barker Road, Clinton, concealment of goods. Bond $500; court date Nov. 19.10/22 - Brittany Tiquisha Kenon, 24, 102-A Jones St., Salemburg, failure to appear. Bond $500; court date Nov. 17....

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R’boro begins hydrant work

ROSEBORO — With hopes of increasing the efficiency of the fire hydrants throughout town, Roseboro employees and Commissioner Cary Holland are working to replace several, while fixing others.Holland updated commissioners on the progress during a special-called meeting earlier this week and stated that at least six hydrants will have to be replaced.According to David Phillips, Public Works director, all hydrants were tested during the summer. During this testing, two...

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Preparing for the worst

See more Page A4The fatal Ebola virus is a healthcare “game-changer” for which local officials are preparing, hoping such emergency procedures will never have to be used.Sampson Regional Medical Center has engaged in drills regarding Ebola, modifying and attempting to perfect its own procedures while keeping in constant contact with state health officials and staying abreast of national updates from the Center...

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Carrying out the vision

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, Kri...

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The spread of Ebola

Not that long ago, Ebola seemed a world away.Ebola — the sound of the word spoken hints at something foreign and terrifying — was not considered by the average American to be an American problem. Ebola happened somewhere over there. To them.In March of this year, an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus struck West Africa. As it has spread from country to country, hitting hardest Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola has sickened more than 9,000 people, ...

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Dark Horses lose heartbreaker to Bulldogs

Clinton took a few minutes to honor their three senior soccer players before their match against Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday night, which turned out to be a barn burner that was not decided until the final two minutes of the match. Clinton implemented a stout defense, led by goalie Gray Sutter, that kept the Bulldog offense at bay most of the night. The match stayed knotted at 1-1 for over half the first 38 minutes of the second before Wallace’s left winger punched in the only goal o...

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Raiders shut out Union on Senior Night

Midway observed Senior Night Wednesday as Union came to town. Both teams were hoping for a tune up to get ready for post-season play. The Raiders won the game 1-0.Neither team had many opportunities in the first 40 minutes. The Spartans had a penalty kick chance near the end of the half, but time expired before they could get it off.At intermission, Midway recognized its seniors and their parents or family representative. Those being honored included Matthew McLamb, Jova...

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Plans being made for King tribute

From the well-known speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” The speech continues… “I have a dream today!”The Multicultural Business Committee of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue the planning of the 15th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Past su...

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Fall festival, Harper House tours coming to Bentonville Oct. 25

FOUR OAKS — One of Bentonville Battlefield’s most requested programs, “War so Terrible,” a nighttime recreation of a Civil War hospital scene, is back on Saturday, Oct. 25, for one night only in combination with the site’s annual Fall Festival.The rustle of leaves and the crisp fall air will greet visitors to Bentonville Battlefield for the historic site’s Fall Festival and civilian living history program. The program will include demonstrations ...

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