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HAMLET — Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the Memorial Day vandalism of state and county property.
“We received a Crime Stoppers tip that was spot-on, good information and sheriff's office investigators worked that tip that led all the way up to the arrest,” Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge said Wednesday afternoon.
Trent Dea

Man charged with shooting water tower

HAMLET — Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the Memorial Day vandalism of state and county property. “We received a Crime Stoppers tip that was spot-on, good information and sheriff's office investigators worked that tip that led all the way up to the arrest,” Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge said Wednesday afternoon. Trent Dea

PINEHURST — The upgrading of FirstHealth of the Carolinas' three sleep disorders centers with new state-of-the-art technology begins a process aimed at national accreditation for the program's three hospital sleep labs.
According to Dr. David C. Thornton, a pulmonologist and medical director of FirstHealth's sleep disorders program, the new

FirstHealth sleep labs install new testing equipment

PINEHURST — The upgrading of FirstHealth of the Carolinas' three sleep disorders centers with new state-of-the-art technology begins a process aimed at national accreditation for the program's three hospital sleep labs. According to Dr. David C. Thornton, a pulmonologist and medical director of FirstHealth's sleep disorders program, the new

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Two members of the Richmond Senior football team competed at the Iron Boy Powerlifting Youth/Teen and Masters state championship last weekend in Statesville. Robert David Jr., above, set a state record in the 275-pound 16- to 17-year old class with a squat of 420 pounds. He also recorded a deadlift of 410 pounds and a bench of 30

David, Stroman set state marks

Contributed Photo Two members of the Richmond Senior football team competed at the Iron Boy Powerlifting Youth/Teen and Masters state championship last weekend in Statesville. Robert David Jr., above, set a state record in the 275-pound 16- to 17-year old class with a squat of 420 pounds. He also recorded a deadlift of 410 pounds and a bench of 30

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The Richmond County Women's Club gave special recognition to three special members during its meeting on Tuesday. From left to right are Jane Pittman, Lillian Terry and Martha Gandy, who were honored not only for many years of faithful service to the club but also for celebrating 90 years of living. These ladies continue to be vi

Contributed photo The Richmond County Women's Club gave special recognition to three special members during its meeting on Tuesday. From left to right are Jane Pittman, Lillian Terry and Martha Gandy, who were honored not only for many years of faithful service to the club but also for celebrating 90 years of living. These ladies continue to be vi

Several months ago, Boy Scout Stephen Carroll began a journey to build a storage building for his band mates at Midway High School.
In a few days, the tuba player and sophomore student will host a gospel event to benefit his community service project titled “Project Eagle Song.” The Community Gospel Sing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturda

Local scout to host community gospel show

Several months ago, Boy Scout Stephen Carroll began a journey to build a storage building for his band mates at Midway High School. In a few days, the tuba player and sophomore student will host a gospel event to benefit his community service project titled “Project Eagle Song.” The Community Gospel Sing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturda

It's often difficult to generate much interest in stories about the abuse of the legislative process, but the behavior of Sen. Bob Rucho last week promoted a flurry of them. And his troubling defense of his undemocratic actions may be more telling than how Rucho ended up in hot water in the first place.
Rucho was chairing the Senate Finance Commit

Rucho's revealing rationalization

It's often difficult to generate much interest in stories about the abuse of the legislative process, but the behavior of Sen. Bob Rucho last week promoted a flurry of them. And his troubling defense of his undemocratic actions may be more telling than how Rucho ended up in hot water in the first place. Rucho was chairing the Senate Finance Commit

ROCKINGHAM — New Richmond Senior football coach Mike Castellano has been a busy man.
After accepting the job and being approved by the school board, Castellano has had to find a place to live in Richmond County, pack up the things in his old apartment, move his belongings to his “home” and continue teaching at Middle Creek as wel

Castellano leads Raiders in practice

ROCKINGHAM — New Richmond Senior football coach Mike Castellano has been a busy man. After accepting the job and being approved by the school board, Castellano has had to find a place to live in Richmond County, pack up the things in his old apartment, move his belongings to his “home” and continue teaching at Middle Creek as wel

Deputies: Man run over by his own truck

MARSTON — A 59-year-old Rowland man was killed Sunday when he was run over by his own pickup truck, according to Scotland County Sheriff's Capt. Mitch Johnson. Anthony Dial, of 1766 Gaddy's Mill Road, was pronounced dead by paramedics at a Murphy-Brown LLC site on Nashville Church Road, Johnson said. Sheriff's Lt. Ronnie Ivey wrote in his r

HAMLET — Saturday night fever was epidemic Wednesday evening at the Richmond County Ninth-Grade Academy, where the Teen Scene Investigation 3-D forensics and drama clubs teamed up to put on James Dabb's “Death by Disco” during an elegant murder mystery dinner theatre presentation attended by more than 100 people.
Terry Craven, me

'Death by Disco' hits Ninth-Grade Academy

HAMLET — Saturday night fever was epidemic Wednesday evening at the Richmond County Ninth-Grade Academy, where the Teen Scene Investigation 3-D forensics and drama clubs teamed up to put on James Dabb's “Death by Disco” during an elegant murder mystery dinner theatre presentation attended by more than 100 people. Terry Craven, me

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) and James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The University of Mount Olive Bridge allows associate of applied science degree graduates from James Sprunt Community College to transfer seamless

UMO and JSCC partner to enhance college transfer

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) and James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The University of Mount Olive Bridge allows associate of applied science degree graduates from James Sprunt Community College to transfer seamless

The Chamber's Member of the Week, Mercy Care, Inc., is located in their new building 415-B Warsaw Road in Clinton. The mission of Mercy Care is to provide quality care with a heart of compassion to their adult consumers with developmental disabilities. They offer a variety of innovations and waiver services which includes residential support, commu

The Chamber's Member of the Week, Mercy Care, Inc., is located in their new building 415-B Warsaw Road in Clinton. The mission of Mercy Care is to provide quality care with a heart of compassion to their adult consumers with developmental disabilities. They offer a variety of innovations and waiver services which includes residential support, commu

ROCKINGHAM — Two New York men are facing felony charges after police say they used counterfeit credit cards.
Police received a call from a manager at Walgreens Tuesday saying two men had used stolen credit cards in the store, according to Chief Billy Kelly.
He said someone from Walgreens followed the men to Walmart and told officers where t

2 caught on fraud charges

ROCKINGHAM — Two New York men are facing felony charges after police say they used counterfeit credit cards. Police received a call from a manager at Walgreens Tuesday saying two men had used stolen credit cards in the store, according to Chief Billy Kelly. He said someone from Walgreens followed the men to Walmart and told officers where t

A Clinton police official cited for allegedly passing a stopped school bus earlier this month is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, according to a statement from the department Wednesday.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol issued a traffic citation to Lt. Robert Dalton on May 21 for passing a stopped school bus on East College

PD: Incident involving officer under review

A Clinton police official cited for allegedly passing a stopped school bus earlier this month is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, according to a statement from the department Wednesday. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol issued a traffic citation to Lt. Robert Dalton on May 21 for passing a stopped school bus on East College

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.) Incidents/investigations • May 26 — Darren Spell of Clinton reported the theft of lawn care equipment, including backpack blowers, edger, and weed

Changes abound at Clinton-Sampson Chamber

It is difficult to believe that we are on the cusp of summertime and entering the half-way point of 2015! As I look back on the last five months of my tenure as President of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, I am filled with joy by the experiences I have had including the opportunity to meet so many new faces and to initiate the new Sampson

Sampson law enforcement and emergency officials are currently leading a multi-agency search and rescue mission in the Garland area for a missing elderly man.
The search was initiated shortly after 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when the Sampson County E-911 center received a report of a missing person off of Birdy Lane in Garland.
William Earl Powell, 72, of

Search for Garland man ongoing

Sampson law enforcement and emergency officials are currently leading a multi-agency search and rescue mission in the Garland area for a missing elderly man. The search was initiated shortly after 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when the Sampson County E-911 center received a report of a missing person off of Birdy Lane in Garland. William Earl Powell, 72, of

RCC names top students

HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently announced its honor lists for the spring semester. The following students from Richmond County were named to the honor lists for their academic achievements. PRESIDENT'S LISTThe President's List identifies students who earn an “A” in all courses and have a 4.0 grade-point average while

HAMLET — The mechanical department of CSX, consisting of the car and locomotive shop, never associates with its customers. It's usually a job that the transportation department handles, but on Tuesday, customers of Unimin, The Plastek Group, Trinity Manufacturing and Enviva were able to personally thank those who make sure their products get

CSX celebrates customers, safety

HAMLET — The mechanical department of CSX, consisting of the car and locomotive shop, never associates with its customers. It's usually a job that the transportation department handles, but on Tuesday, customers of Unimin, The Plastek Group, Trinity Manufacturing and Enviva were able to personally thank those who make sure their products get

Community Bulletin Board

Sampson County Democratic Party — Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the guest speaker for the Sampson Democratic Party Centurion Banquet on Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Clinton Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road. FMI and ticket prices contact Mr. G.H. Wilson at 910-990-4625. Camp Lead-Up — will be hosted in Charlotte on July 12-17.

Memorial Day weekend may find many traveling on the road, but music continues here in Clinton.
Nine students of Mary W. Goodwin performed their final performances of the school year at the First United Methodist Church Friday night. Three adult students, Larry Barnes, Susan Richer and Betty Joe Wright supported the group with their presence. Ms. G

Local piano students conclude busy season

Memorial Day weekend may find many traveling on the road, but music continues here in Clinton. Nine students of Mary W. Goodwin performed their final performances of the school year at the First United Methodist Church Friday night. Three adult students, Larry Barnes, Susan Richer and Betty Joe Wright supported the group with their presence. Ms. G





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