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School officials dig deeper into test results

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While describing his feelings about assessment scores for Sampson County Schools, Assistant Superintendent Tommy Macon referred to Pharrell William’s song “Happy.”“If you can’t be happy about the results we’re going to show you today, then I’m not sure what will get you to that point,” Macon asserted.During a Tuesday work session, the Board of Education received an update on the 2013-14 End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of Course (EOC) results.

 

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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.)Arrests9/15 - Hector Lopez Salazar, 30, 127 N. Herring Ave., Garland, failure to appear. Bond $500; court date Oct. 3.9/15 - Jorge Delarosa, 27, 288 Lindsay Farm Lane, Clinton, 2 counts indecent liberites with a child. Warrants from New H...

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Miss HCA pageants slated for Sept. 27.

The 10th annual Miss Harrells Christian Academy Scholarship Pageant is set for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Newkirk Auditorium of HCA. This year’s theme is,”A Night at the Movies!”School faculty and staff are urging community members, as well as parents and other family members, to come out and cheer on their favorite contestant during this year’s pageant.There are four different pageants this year - Miss, Jr. Miss, Little Miss and T...

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Grits for Grands comes to S’burg Elementary

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentSalemburg Elementary students had the chance to spend Tuesday morning with their grandparents during their annual Grits for Grands event. Grandmother Dolores Howard had her breakfast with three of her grandchildren, Perquasia Owens, Taru Howard and Zallisha Howard on Sept. 16 in the cafeteria.

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SCC Foundation creating opportunities for students

Last week, the Sampson Community College Foundation held its annual Scholar-Donor cookout as a way of saying thanks to local donors who contribute funds that make it possible for students to go to college who might not otherwise be able. It also enables scholar recipients to meet the donors face to face and say thanks for the generosity.“The Scholar-Donor Cookout once again this year provided an opportunity for our scholarship recipients to meet and thank their scholarship do...

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E911 Center upgrade

Sampson County’s Emergency 911 Center will soon have a system in place that allows it to more effectively communicate and keep records with local law enforcement agencies, the aim of a recently approved software purchase.During a recent meeting of the Sampson Board of Commissioners, members unanimously authorized the execution of a contract between Sampson County and Southern Software Inc. for 911 Communications CAD (computer-aided dispatch) system upgrade, as signed off by c...

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S’burg Fire District receives new rating

SALEMBURG — Members of the Salemburg Fire Department are proud of their new rating, a result, they said, of the work of volunteers and other community members.It may also save residents some money.Fire Chief David Hairr and Assistant Chief Scott Owen were notified by the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin about the completion of a routine inspection and a 6/9E rating.

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Union High Class of 1974 — committee will meet Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and events. Members of the 1974 class are asked to contact: Bruce Alford, Danny Bell, Robert Ervin Carr, Sallie Cromartie, Lonnie Emanuel, James Faison, Elaine F. Hunt, Rev. James Jackson, Dannie King, Jennifer Mathis, Trumilla Faison McClarin, Barba...

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Remembering 6 young Ya-Ya Sisters

The dawn is heavy with the promise of another summer day patiently waiting to be born. In the stillness of this early hour, the sky to the east lightens behind billows of perfect clouds. The orchestration is breath-taking.Further down the beach, the sand slides into pink, and the old house we are staying in is silhouetted against the sky.

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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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Citizens play role in arrest of 2

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 ...

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