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The Midway Raiders took game one of the three game series against South Granville High School in the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs' Eastern Championship on Wednesday night by defeating the visiting Viking team, 6-5.
It was a game that seemed to belong to Midway a couple of times. But both teams kept battling back and seemed to have an answer for each o

Midway takes game one in Eastern Final

The Midway Raiders took game one of the three game series against South Granville High School in the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs' Eastern Championship on Wednesday night by defeating the visiting Viking team, 6-5. It was a game that seemed to belong to Midway a couple of times. But both teams kept battling back and seemed to have an answer for each o

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'll veto a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.
His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave their final approval to the measure, puts him at odds with social conservatives in his Republican Party and GOP legislative l

McCrory to veto gay marriage objection bill

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'll veto a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties. His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave their final approval to the measure, puts him at odds with social conservatives in his Republican Party and GOP legislative l

In observance of North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week this week and the start of hurricane season just days away, Sampson County emergency officials are urging everyone to make prepare for the worst.
Sampson County Emergency Management has encouraged residents to plan now for hurricane season, as well as other natural disasters and severe st

Bracing for impact

In observance of North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week this week and the start of hurricane season just days away, Sampson County emergency officials are urging everyone to make prepare for the worst. Sampson County Emergency Management has encouraged residents to plan now for hurricane season, as well as other natural disasters and severe st

ROCKINGHAM — A spreading stove fire led to the response of three fire departments late Thursday afternoon.
Bryan Cloninger, deputy chief of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department, said someone inside the home at 117 Watkins Loop Road was cooking when a fire started and spread up the wall into the attic.
He said the fire was mainly containe

Fire destroys kitchen

ROCKINGHAM — A spreading stove fire led to the response of three fire departments late Thursday afternoon. Bryan Cloninger, deputy chief of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department, said someone inside the home at 117 Watkins Loop Road was cooking when a fire started and spread up the wall into the attic. He said the fire was mainly containe

Have you ever been in an 'existing' only state of being? This state of being is when you're merely existing in life and not living.
Joy and happiness is at a low. Your mind is in constant chaos, barely in the present moment; your mind is already trying work things out for the next day, month and year! Existing from pay check to pay check. Existing

It is our vision that resides in us

Have you ever been in an 'existing' only state of being? This state of being is when you're merely existing in life and not living. Joy and happiness is at a low. Your mind is in constant chaos, barely in the present moment; your mind is already trying work things out for the next day, month and year! Existing from pay check to pay check. Existing

ROCKINGHAM — A woman facing a murder charge in the death of her mother-in-law has refused a plea deal.
Dean Bowman, a special prosecutor from the N.C. Attorney General's Office, told Superior Court Judge Gale M. Adams Thursday afternoon that the state had offered a deal to Paige Shelton Harris, which she rejected.
The judge asked for the pl

Harris rejects plea deal in murder case

ROCKINGHAM — A woman facing a murder charge in the death of her mother-in-law has refused a plea deal. Dean Bowman, a special prosecutor from the N.C. Attorney General's Office, told Superior Court Judge Gale M. Adams Thursday afternoon that the state had offered a deal to Paige Shelton Harris, which she rejected. The judge asked for the pl

For nearly 20 years, Frank Owens has been serving Sampson County in the furniture business. As the owner of Showroom Furniture just on the outskirts of town, Owens recently opened a second store in a building that has been a staple of Sampson County for many years.
Frontier Furniture opened May 20 in the old Dudley Home Furnishings building that h

A business adventure

For nearly 20 years, Frank Owens has been serving Sampson County in the furniture business. As the owner of Showroom Furniture just on the outskirts of town, Owens recently opened a second store in a building that has been a staple of Sampson County for many years. Frontier Furniture opened May 20 in the old Dudley Home Furnishings building that h

ROCKINGHAM — Police are cracking down on speeding — and some drivers have found out the hard way.
Chief Billy Kelly said Wednesday that the department had received “numerous complaints of speeding” in the downtown area. The posted speed limit downtown is 20 miles per hour.
Kelly said 27 citations were handed out from May 1

Downtown slowdown enforced

ROCKINGHAM — Police are cracking down on speeding — and some drivers have found out the hard way. Chief Billy Kelly said Wednesday that the department had received “numerous complaints of speeding” in the downtown area. The posted speed limit downtown is 20 miles per hour. Kelly said 27 citations were handed out from May 1

Do you have heart trouble? Entering a new season causes heartfelt issues to rise up inside as we continue to journey through sunshine and sorrow. Heart disease is widespread; yet, a troubled heart can hit us at any age and cause trouble in ways we never imagined.
So, how is your heart? Do you have troubles of the heart that need attention? Reading

Scripture can cure troubles of the heart

Do you have heart trouble? Entering a new season causes heartfelt issues to rise up inside as we continue to journey through sunshine and sorrow. Heart disease is widespread; yet, a troubled heart can hit us at any age and cause trouble in ways we never imagined. So, how is your heart? Do you have troubles of the heart that need attention? Reading

Across the state, spring has ceded to summer and here at the Legislature, we are embroiled in the process of creating a budget for the next two years. Crafting this is no small feat, but the House of Representatives has managed to agree on a version of the budget that received wide bipartisan support.
By no means is the budget that passed (H.B. 97

House passes fair N.C. budget

Across the state, spring has ceded to summer and here at the Legislature, we are embroiled in the process of creating a budget for the next two years. Crafting this is no small feat, but the House of Representatives has managed to agree on a version of the budget that received wide bipartisan support. By no means is the budget that passed (H.B. 97

Sampson County Schools was recognized for their energy saving behavior during a Wednesday board of education meeting.
The district achieved a 21 percent cost saving, which totaled $738,041 in 14 months since joining a strategic alliance with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company.
Dr. Larry Price, Cenergistic division vice president

SCS receives energy reward

Sampson County Schools was recognized for their energy saving behavior during a Wednesday board of education meeting. The district achieved a 21 percent cost saving, which totaled $738,041 in 14 months since joining a strategic alliance with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company. Dr. Larry Price, Cenergistic division vice president

The cast of “101 Dalmatians”still needs several 3-5 year old youngsters that will play a very small part at the conclusion of the show where they will be needed as small puppies at the Dalmatian Plantation. If you have a child three to five years of age that wants to enjoy a dramatic career bring them to rehearsals at 4:30 p.m. this Sun

Dalmatians cast continues to look for youngsters

The cast of “101 Dalmatians”still needs several 3-5 year old youngsters that will play a very small part at the conclusion of the show where they will be needed as small puppies at the Dalmatian Plantation. If you have a child three to five years of age that wants to enjoy a dramatic career bring them to rehearsals at 4:30 p.m. this Sun

ROCKINGHAM — A man with a history of theft is back behind bars after deputies say he broke into a local business.
While responding to a burglary alarm at a business on Mill Road, deputies say they noticed a glass door and window had been busted out.
Deputies say they also found 27-year-old Kristopher Shane Carpenter, of St. Stephens Church

Man busted in business break-in

ROCKINGHAM — A man with a history of theft is back behind bars after deputies say he broke into a local business. While responding to a burglary alarm at a business on Mill Road, deputies say they noticed a glass door and window had been busted out. Deputies say they also found 27-year-old Kristopher Shane Carpenter, of St. Stephens Church

As a usual thing, we consider that one passes from life to death. The writer of Hebrews said, “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). Recall all the examples in the genealogies of Genesis chapter five. For example, “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he

We must pass from death to life

As a usual thing, we consider that one passes from life to death. The writer of Hebrews said, “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). Recall all the examples in the genealogies of Genesis chapter five. For example, “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he

HAMLET — Pee Dee Electric Membership Cooperative has shown its support of Richmond Community College's annual Energy Venture Camp through a $500 donation.
Director of Engineering and Operations Mark Rhyne made the check presentation to RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis.
Energy Venture is a weeklong summer camp for rising sixth-, seventh- and e

Pee Dee Electric supports RCC energy camp

HAMLET — Pee Dee Electric Membership Cooperative has shown its support of Richmond Community College's annual Energy Venture Camp through a $500 donation. Director of Engineering and Operations Mark Rhyne made the check presentation to RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis. Energy Venture is a weeklong summer camp for rising sixth-, seventh- and e

ROCKINGHAM — State Employees' Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Meredith Lynn McLean, a senior at Richmond Senior High School.
Meredith is the daughter of Jimmy and Freida McLean. This scholarship was awarded for study at East Carolina University, part of North Carolina's 17-cam

McLean receives SECU scholarship

ROCKINGHAM — State Employees' Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Meredith Lynn McLean, a senior at Richmond Senior High School. Meredith is the daughter of Jimmy and Freida McLean. This scholarship was awarded for study at East Carolina University, part of North Carolina's 17-cam

Community Bulletin Board

Sampson County 4-H Summer Workshops — are now being advertised and appointments being made for registration for these exciting programs. We have experiences for all age ranges: Cloverbud (ages 5-8), Junior (ages 9-11), Intermediate (ages 12-13) and Senior (14-18). Information can be found at www.tinyurl.com/Sampson4HSummer . Please contact Da

The bicycle aisles at Wal-Mart were filled with the smiling faces of children Wednesday evening, many clinging to the handlebars of their new bikes, the wheels a award for being “Terrific Kids.”
Thanks to the Clinton Kiwanis Club, the students received new bikes because of their behavior during the school year. The Terrific Kids progra

Kiwanis honors local students

The bicycle aisles at Wal-Mart were filled with the smiling faces of children Wednesday evening, many clinging to the handlebars of their new bikes, the wheels a award for being “Terrific Kids.” Thanks to the Clinton Kiwanis Club, the students received new bikes because of their behavior during the school year. The Terrific Kids progra

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.) Arrests • May 27 — Heather Lin Hernan, 19, of 139 Heath St., Clinton, was charged with simple assault and driving while license revoked. Bond set a

OUR VIEW Cummings has right stuff to lead at UNCP

Robin Cummings' career path has always had an upward trajectory, but there was little about it that suggested he would one day ascend to the top leadership position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Although Cummings might not be perfectly credentialed to serve as UNCP's chancellor, we believe he is a perfect pick — and that h





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