For close to 50 years, Elaine Faircloth Beatty has been greeting children, staff, and visitors in Roseboro’s schools, first at Charles E. Perry then at Roseboro Elementary. However, when students and staff leave school this year on Dec. 19 for Christmas break, they will be saying goodbye to Beatty’s familiar face since the longtime Sampson County Schools’ employee is retiring.As she looks forward to her retirement, Beatty couldn’t help but also reflect on her 48 years of work in education — 46 years spent at Charles E. Perry, now the county schools’ alternative school and learning center, and the last two spent at Roseboro Elementary — and how it all got started.
Remarkable things can happen when people come together for a common cause. We say it often on this page, but never often enough to convey the spirit of a community that always finds a way to come through when the call goes out.Just look around at all the good that happens right here in Sampson County. Whether it’s supporting any number of projects that involve children, be it at Christmas or other times throughout the year; cancer awareness and prevention efforts; mission pro...
Kimberly D. Baggett, 53GODWIN — Ms. Kimberly Deneise Baggett, 53, of 4131 Fayetteville Hwy., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton.
Patricia K. Labor, 55CLINTON — Patricia Klaga Labor, 55, of 195 Ryan Lane, died on Monday, Dec. 9,2013 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
Sampson County Cooperative Extension Services provided an opportunity for local farmers to brush up on the importance of cover crops in a seminar Monday morning, giving them a chance to listen to presentations and ask questions about their need for sources that can help each farmer better grow their crops and positively impact the environment. Using cover crops improves soil quality and the overall health of the soil by bringing nutrients up to the top of the soil as well as breaking up the c...
Kermit Henry, 62FAYETTEVILLE — Kermit Henry, 62, of 704 Rockwood Drive, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical CenterFuneral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
Several unpaved roads in the county have now been resurfaced, eliminating even more mileage from Sampson’s unpaved total, a figure — used as part of a state allocation — that has dropped gradually in recent years.The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Secondary Roads program is submitted each year by the local DOT district, which provides local officials constant updates on the status of projects for unpaved and paved roads on that annual list. Keith Eason,...
Diego Villarreal, infantBEULAVILLE — Diego Villarreal, infant, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.
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