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MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will graduate around 320 students on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive campus.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries President and Founder Kenney Moore will be the UMO commencement speaker. Moore graduat

Hwy 55 founder to serve-up commencement address

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will graduate around 320 students on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive campus. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries President and Founder Kenney Moore will be the UMO commencement speaker. Moore graduat

ROCKINGHAM — Kerre Thomas was at her Old Charlotte Highway home with her twin infants and infant grandson early Monday afternoon when she heard honking and hollering outside.
When Thomas went to see what was going on — carrying one of the babies — she said Keith Jenkins had pulled in the yard, and she thought he had run over some

Woman, 3 infants saved from fire

ROCKINGHAM — Kerre Thomas was at her Old Charlotte Highway home with her twin infants and infant grandson early Monday afternoon when she heard honking and hollering outside. When Thomas went to see what was going on — carrying one of the babies — she said Keith Jenkins had pulled in the yard, and she thought he had run over some

The Clinton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Clinton business Saturday night, and officers are calling on the public for any information that might lead to those responsible.
Police officers responded to the armed robbery at Happy Mart Tobacco Shop, located at 202 Northeast Blvd., at 9:31 p.m. Saturday. They were called to

Happy Mart robbed

The Clinton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Clinton business Saturday night, and officers are calling on the public for any information that might lead to those responsible. Police officers responded to the armed robbery at Happy Mart Tobacco Shop, located at 202 Northeast Blvd., at 9:31 p.m. Saturday. They were called to

Hundreds of people strolled through downtown Clinton Saturday night to raise awareness during the Glow Walk designed to raise awareness of autism.
The free event was hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina Sampson County for local children and their families.Before the walk, the organization raised money to help autistic children through a

Glowing Awareness for Autism

Hundreds of people strolled through downtown Clinton Saturday night to raise awareness during the Glow Walk designed to raise awareness of autism. The free event was hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina Sampson County for local children and their families.Before the walk, the organization raised money to help autistic children through a

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 21
ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Se

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 21 ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Se

HAMLET — Brent Lane isn't completely against economic development incentives — just those that don't work.
Lane, director of the UNC Center for Competitive Economics, spoke to a crowd on economic incentives at the Cole Auditorium Monday morning at an event hosted by Sen. Tom McInnis.
McInnis said he chose Lane to speak because of his

Economic incentives dominate discussions

HAMLET — Brent Lane isn't completely against economic development incentives — just those that don't work. Lane, director of the UNC Center for Competitive Economics, spoke to a crowd on economic incentives at the Cole Auditorium Monday morning at an event hosted by Sen. Tom McInnis. McInnis said he chose Lane to speak because of his

ROCKINGHAM — Even though his team was being saddled with a non-conference loss Friday night, Richmond Senior coach Bennie Howard received some good news.
He found out Scotland knocked off Hoke 3-2 in a Southeastern Conference contest. That result allowed Richmond to move further ahead of the competition to secure the third automatic berth in

Richmond shuts down Swett

ROCKINGHAM — Even though his team was being saddled with a non-conference loss Friday night, Richmond Senior coach Bennie Howard received some good news. He found out Scotland knocked off Hoke 3-2 in a Southeastern Conference contest. That result allowed Richmond to move further ahead of the competition to secure the third automatic berth in

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 • April 17 — Tresvorte Anders, 23, of 1252 Wilber Pridgen Road, Harrells, was charged with driving while impaired. Bond was set at $4,500;

Two teenagers were arrested after they allegedly had drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in their possession on school property last Monday.
Police arrested Jlynn Samuel Bennett and Bennie Leon Leak Jr., both 18, after they were tipped off by administration at Anson High School. Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said that school resource offic

Two teens arrested after drugs found on campus

Two teenagers were arrested after they allegedly had drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in their possession on school property last Monday. Police arrested Jlynn Samuel Bennett and Bennie Leon Leak Jr., both 18, after they were tipped off by administration at Anson High School. Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said that school resource offic

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County pair is facing several drug charges after deputies say they found cocaine in their home.
According to arrest warrants, deputies found 1.3 grams of cocaine, a mirror and Mr. Coffee grinder with cocaine residue, two gift cards, a spoon with residue inside a can of Amber Ale, 12 pill bottles without labels, two ma

Deputies: Sex offender caught with cocaine

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County pair is facing several drug charges after deputies say they found cocaine in their home. According to arrest warrants, deputies found 1.3 grams of cocaine, a mirror and Mr. Coffee grinder with cocaine residue, two gift cards, a spoon with residue inside a can of Amber Ale, 12 pill bottles without labels, two ma

Not only will local residents have a chance to see the many talents of those from Sampson and surrounding counties, but a North Carolina artist will share his talents by presenting a demonstration this week.
The Sampson Arts Council has chosen Jeremy Sams to judge the 2015 Annual Juried Art Show at the Victor Small House on College Street. Sams wi

Free 'en Plein Air' demonstration Wednesday

Not only will local residents have a chance to see the many talents of those from Sampson and surrounding counties, but a North Carolina artist will share his talents by presenting a demonstration this week. The Sampson Arts Council has chosen Jeremy Sams to judge the 2015 Annual Juried Art Show at the Victor Small House on College Street. Sams wi

CHARLOTTE — In its final preparation before Tuesday's Southeastern Conference meet at UNC Pembroke, the Richmond Senior boys track and field team added more hardware to the trophy case.
Richmond finished with 116 points to claim the title in the 23-team Rock Autism Track and Field Classic event at Rocky River High School.
Ardrey Kell was se

Richmond boys finish 1st in meet

CHARLOTTE — In its final preparation before Tuesday's Southeastern Conference meet at UNC Pembroke, the Richmond Senior boys track and field team added more hardware to the trophy case. Richmond finished with 116 points to claim the title in the 23-team Rock Autism Track and Field Classic event at Rocky River High School. Ardrey Kell was se

A Newton Grove man has been charged with assault and larceny following the stabbing of another man, according to sheriff's authorities.
Rudy Oswaldo Lopez-Godoy, 34, of 607 B2 Mount Olive Drive, Newton Grove, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and larceny, both misdemeanor offenses. He was arrested at his residence, where the alleged in

Stabbing suspect arrested

A Newton Grove man has been charged with assault and larceny following the stabbing of another man, according to sheriff's authorities. Rudy Oswaldo Lopez-Godoy, 34, of 607 B2 Mount Olive Drive, Newton Grove, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and larceny, both misdemeanor offenses. He was arrested at his residence, where the alleged in

Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement.
At 4 million words — which is 3,998,800 more than the King James Bible — and nearly 74,000 pages long, it stands as one of the biggest boondoggles holding ou

No tax credits for illegal immigrants

Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement. At 4 million words — which is 3,998,800 more than the King James Bible — and nearly 74,000 pages long, it stands as one of the biggest boondoggles holding ou

2 RCC students earn state honors

HAMLET — Two Richmond Community College students have received academic awards from the N.C. Community College System. Christi Miles and George Yandle of RCC earned the Academic Excellence Award, officials announced last week. The state recognized at least one student from each of North Carolina's 58 community colleges. “Students seek

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Democrats need the eye of the tiger to win in 2016, state Rep. Ken Goodman says.
Facing Republican majorities in the General Assembly and Congress and an incumbent GOP governor, the party is like the underdog Rocky Balboa training for his first fight with champion boxer Apollo Creed. The way to win, Goodman said,

Dems fighting for every vote

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Democrats need the eye of the tiger to win in 2016, state Rep. Ken Goodman says. Facing Republican majorities in the General Assembly and Congress and an incumbent GOP governor, the party is like the underdog Rocky Balboa training for his first fight with champion boxer Apollo Creed. The way to win, Goodman said,

ROCKINGHAM — Runners of all ages hustled along Hitchcock Creek and cruised past city landmarks last Saturday as the Foundation of FirstHealth brought its annual Run for the Ribbons downtown.
Run for the Ribbons is an annual family celebration that raises cancer awareness and promotes healthy lifestyle choices including fitness, healthful eat

Running for a cause

ROCKINGHAM — Runners of all ages hustled along Hitchcock Creek and cruised past city landmarks last Saturday as the Foundation of FirstHealth brought its annual Run for the Ribbons downtown. Run for the Ribbons is an annual family celebration that raises cancer awareness and promotes healthy lifestyle choices including fitness, healthful eat

HAMLET — “My only regret is that this wasn't established when she was here to appreciate it,” Dr. Fred McQueen said of his late wife, Macie.
Though nearly 200 people turned out for the Richmond County Human Relations Council's annual Diversity Banquet at Cole Auditorium, one of the council's beloved and longtime members was notic

'Her legacy our north star'

HAMLET — “My only regret is that this wasn't established when she was here to appreciate it,” Dr. Fred McQueen said of his late wife, Macie. Though nearly 200 people turned out for the Richmond County Human Relations Council's annual Diversity Banquet at Cole Auditorium, one of the council's beloved and longtime members was notic

HAMLET — A flurry of resignations that began last August has seemingly lost no steam — on Friday, Museum Director and Downtown Coordinator Chuck McShane became the latest to ride the rails out of town.
Around 3 p.m. Friday, McShane emailed City Manager Marcus Abernethy announcing that his last day on the job will be May 5. He said he h

Hamlet museum manager accepts job in Charlotte

HAMLET — A flurry of resignations that began last August has seemingly lost no steam — on Friday, Museum Director and Downtown Coordinator Chuck McShane became the latest to ride the rails out of town. Around 3 p.m. Friday, McShane emailed City Manager Marcus Abernethy announcing that his last day on the job will be May 5. He said he h

When UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Emeritus William Powell died last week at the age of 95, North Carolina lost its dean of history.
With constant help and support from his wife Virginia, he authored countless books and articles, including the preeminent history of our state, “North Carolina Through Four Centuries,” all 670 pages of it. Ev

William Powell, dean of North Carolina history

When UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Emeritus William Powell died last week at the age of 95, North Carolina lost its dean of history. With constant help and support from his wife Virginia, he authored countless books and articles, including the preeminent history of our state, “North Carolina Through Four Centuries,” all 670 pages of it. Ev





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