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y or the four-wheeled kind. In the equestrian world,
h had fans everywhere celebrating his runaway
t Stakes — a victory that made him the first Triple
37 years.
aceway, Martin Truex Jr. scored an equally dominant
was among the more popular in the NASCAR world.
sons have been tough for the second-generation
ta, New Jersey.
make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2013, but
eason finale, it was found that his team at the time,
acing, had manipulated the finishing order of the
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3 controversy, Truex lost
not directly involved
in the
is sponsor NAPA Auto Parts and his ride at MWR.
o his current team, the No. 78 Chevrolet at Furniture
14, but had a miserable season.
ngs were even worse, as his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex,
tle with cancer.
en a reversal of fortunes for Truex. For starters,
ch better. And on the track, Truex has been strong
. In the past few races, he’s had a winning car, only to
block after another keep him from Victory Lane. But
as no bad luck. He led 97 laps, including the final 27,
to take the win over Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson. Joey Logano
finished fourth, with polesitter Kurt Busch completing the top 5.
Afterward, Truex’s fellow drivers seemed to be almost as happy as if
they’d won the race themselves. Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose bid to win
three straight at Pocono was derailed by a late-race fender-bender,
went to Victory Lane to celebrate with his one-time teammate.
“I’m just happy for him,” Earnhardt said. “I know he’s been through
a lot of stuff both inside the car and outside the car the last several
years.
Harvick also offered congratulations.
“I’m really happy for Martin,” Harvick said. “If you’re going to lose to
somebody, that’s a great person to lose to.”
The win was also the first in Cup for Truex’s crew chief, Cole Pearn,
and the second for team owner Barney Visser — one of the more popular personalities in the Cup garage.
Truex said in his winner’s interview that the kind words from his
peers mean a lot.
“There’s going to come a time when racing and where you finish in
races doesn’t matter,” he said. “What’s going to matter is kind of the
legacy you leave and how people look at the person that you are.”
Truex said that one of the upsides of his struggles is that people have
come to better understand who he is and what he’s really like.
“This is easily the biggest win of my career,” he said.
Truex’s tough times aren’t all in the past. His grandmother passed
away just last week.
“I think the racing
gods were hanging
out with my grandma,” he said. “She
was just a great
person, one of the
coolest ladies I’ve
ever met. Obviously,
the only reason I’m
here is because of
her, and she’s kind
of instilled the work
ethic in our family,
of my dad and his
brothers, to do what
they did.
“She definitely was
on our side today.”
drivers
In a rare move — given its history of ruling the sport with the proverbial iron fist
— NASCAR officials are holding talks with
representatives of drivers and of owners.
The Race Team Alliance, made up of team
owners, has been active since last year.
The drivers’ group is much newer.
Two weeks ago, representatives of Sprint
Cup drivers held a private meeting with
NASCAR officials at Dover International
Speedway.
Tony Stewart confirmed that he was one
of the drivers who met with a NASCAR contingent led by vice-chairman Mike Helton.
The meeting also included Denny Hamlin,
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Greg
Biffle.
It seems that the drivers who attended the
meeting were selected by their fellow drivers
— also a rare occurrence in the sport.
At Dover, the drivers’ representatives and
NASCAR officials met for about two hours.
Drivers said that they discussed possible
safety improvements at tracks, the 2016 rules
package and how to improve declining TV
ratings.
“They want to sit down, and they want to
listen,” Stewart told NASCAR.com. “I’d call it
very, very positive.”
NASCAR chairman Brian France said in a
televised interview on Fox Sports 1 that he’s
OK with meeting in a formal setting with a
group of drivers — something his father and
grandfather were opposed to.
“The first thing is, we’ve been doing a lot
of that in the last four or five years anyway,”
France said, explaining that series officials
have met with manufacturers, track owners
and team owners. “Needless to say, the most
important stakeholders in our sport, besides
our fans, are our drivers.”
France said much of the talk has been
about the rules for the 2016 season.
Fox analyst Darrell Waltrip said the impetus behind the rare meetings is that the
current rules package — with less downforce
and less horsepower than in recent seasons
— is unpopular in the garage, even though
many drivers supported it earlier.
“Nobody likes this package,” he said. “They
don’t like the reduction in aero, although a
lot of guys were lobbying for that. But what
really got these guys riled up is horsepower.
When they took away that power, they feel
like they took away the power to pass.”
Waltrip said team owners have told him
it would be easy to go back to the old rules
package.
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Butler’s Pharmacy, which was established in 1919 in downtown Clinton the city’s ‘originalTruex
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was congratulated in Victory Lane by
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fellow drivers, including Jimmie Johnson
(right)
ed the final 27 laps to capture the checkered flag in
t Pocono Raceway.
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“I would have liked to start off a little more competitive than we’ve
been,” he said. “Even though I knew it would be this way, I still
want to run better.”
Bayne pointed out that Biffle — the veteran on the team — has
found speed in recent races, and said that is due in large part to
the fact that he and his crew chief, Matt Puccia, have been working
together for several seasons. Bayne is in his first year with veteran
Bob Osborne leading his No. 6 team.
“Bob and I are still learning each other,” Bayne said. “We’re working on the cars. My team is a very young team, so we’re all learning
together, but I do feel like we’re starting to make gains and I hope
to see the fruit of that.
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Local..............................................1-6
Health...............................................7
Faith..................................................8
Entertainment..................................9
Food...............................................10
Graduation.....................................11
Nascar.............................................12
Obits...............................................17
Classifieds.......................................18
Business..........................................19
Performance...................................20
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Alexis Faison, Jordan Faircloth, Cassidy
Edwards, Talaya Butler, Rakeim Melvin, Jackie
Parker, Aliah Butler, and Mrs. Jan Usher pray as
they seek God’s will during a meeting to discuss
prayer at graduation.
Hosanna to the Son of David… “Do you hear what these
children are saying?’ they asked him. ‘Yes,’ replied Jesus,
‘have you never read, from the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise?’” Matt 21:16
Nearly 80% of adult Americans consider themselves
Christian, yet at a time when Christians are increasingly
facing discrimination and ridicule, it is the lips of children
who sing His highest praises. That was the case in the
days of Christ, and 2015 years later that remains the case
for many students at Clinton High School.
After what has been described as complaints following
a prayer offered during Clinton High School’s athletic
banquet, students begin to hear that a benediction
traditionally offered during the school’s graduation
would be removed from this year’s graduation program.
That commencement program, which typically marks a
transition from childhood to adulthood, has caused many
students to take a stand for Christ on the day they become
adults.
Leading that movement is Aliah Butler and Jacklyn Parker,
two of Clinton High’s many bright young students. “I
chose to lead the prayer movement because when I heard
that it was taken out of my graduation I was very upset
and confused,” states Aliah. “While I do understand that
everyone has a right to their beliefs, I sometimes feel that
we as Christians seem to be constantly expected to bow
down. But what about when we are offended because we
cannot pray peacefully publicly? Who stands up for us?”
Aliah says that many of her friends and fellow graduates
were offended and upset to learn that their class would
miss the traditional benediction offered to bless students
as they make their way into the world. “I decided to take
a stand and try to lead some type of group that wanted
to express our faith at graduation, even if that meant
standing alone,” says Aliah. “I have been taught all my
life that we should never remain silent about things that
matter to us.”
Jacklyn Parker was also troubled when she too heard the
rumors. “When I knew that we
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LOCAL NEWS
Smith Resigns from Garland Board
At Tuesday night’s June Garland Commissioners meeting, a surprise resignation
announcement was made
by longtime commissioner Ralph Smith. Smith cited
health reasons for his resignation which is effective immediately.
Relay for Life Pageant
A tearful Garland board accepted his resignation with
deep regret.
Ralph Smith has served as
town commissioner since 2011. He was mayor for 12 years and before that served another 4 year
term as commissioner. He also has been a vital part of helping to maintain the operations of Garland in doing everything from streets to water to sewer, all as a volunteer.
Thank you Ralph for your dedication and service to Garland and its citizens. We will all be praying
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These 7 beautiful young ladies will be competing for the Title of Miss Sampson County Relay for Life 2015 on June 20th at 6pm. The Pageant will be held
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Finding a place for those gifts was a challenge from
the beginning. This expansion will really ease that
burden. Initially we wanted expand to the second and third stories of the
Abbigail’s building but the cost of an elevator prohibited that. When we
learned that the pharmacy space might be available it seemed like something that was meant to be.”
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The floor space in the store will be more than doubled, expanding Abbigail’s to over 5,000 square feet.
Clark purchased Butler’s Gifts from Jack and Patsy Waters in April of 2014
and changed the name to Abbigail’s, after her daughter.
Initially, the opportunity came about when a friend of Clark’s said that she
thought Tina would make a ‘wonderful’ retail store owner and encouraged
her to look into buying Butler’s.
A few months later, Clark was the owner of Abbigail’s.
When reached for comment Wednesday, Butler’s Pharmacy owner Jack
Waters did not officially comment on the closing.
However, buzz around the county has continually been building for Abbigail’s new digs.
“There has been a buzz about Abbigail’s since the name change, from
PUBLIC HEARING
The North Carolina Department of Transportation, in
cooperation with Sampson County, its municipalities
and the Mid Carolina Council of Governments Rural
Planning Organization is seeking public input on the
Sampson County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
The plan includes highway, public transportation,
bicycle and pedestrian, and rail recommendations.
A public meeting will be held on Monday, June 15 from
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to receive public input. The
meeting will be held in the Clinton City Hall auditorium
at 221 Lisbon Street in Clinton and everyone is invited
to attend. For additional info please contact
Joel Strickland at 910 323 4191 Ext 34.
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both our customers and our employees,” notes Clark. “We were so fortunate to have kept the employees that had been working for Butler’s.
Chris and Haley (former Butler’s employees) have been just as critical
to the success of Abbigail’s as they were to the success of Butler’s. The
support of all of Butler’s customers and the new customers that have
come to Abbigail’s has been overwhelming. Many customers have said
that the day that our new awnings went up, that the atmosphere in downtown changed in a very positive way. However, we know that we are
only a portion of many new and exciting things that have happened in
Downtown Clinton over the last couple of years. We are so excited to be
included in the positive change happening in downtown Clinton.”
Abbigail’s currently has four full-time and one part-time employee.
Clark said Abbigail’s will also keep some of Butler’s staples - one in particular.
“So many of Butler’s customers came in just for the ice cream and fountain drinks,” she explained. “So please spread the word, THE BUTLER’S
FOUNTAIN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND WILL REMAIN SO! Maintaining the fountain was always a priority since it is so nostalgic and adds
so much to the small town feel of downtown Clinton.”
Which is why it is so important for Clark to get the word out about Abbigail’s.
“The bridal registry is the foundation of our business,” she said. “This
expansion will allow us to better serve our brides and their families by
being able to display our china and silver in a more open fashion, showcasing all of our exclusive china lines. This will also allow for better
display of our gifts and clothing that we currently carry and the exciting
new brands we are in the process of procuring right now. We will have
clothing brands that are not currently available in Sampson County, so
it means that local folks who have been driving to Raleigh, Wilmington
or Fayetteville for exclusive men’s and women’s clothes can now shop
closer to home.”
Because of that, Clark added, it is her hope that those who shop closer
to home will also take a look at other downtown shops, as well as what
the city of Clinton has to offer.
“Hopefully, when they come to Abbigail’s they will visit other downtown
merchants also,” she said. “Merchants working together to make downtown Clinton a destination will result in good things for the merchants and
the city.”
Abbigail’s Bridal Registry and Fine Gifts is located at 200 East Main
Street in Clinton and is opened Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and is closed on Sunday.
For more information call 910-249-4547 or click on to the web page at
http://www.abbigails.com/. Butler’s Pharmacy web page is already being
redirected to Abbigail’s.
“Abbigail’s is your happy place to shop,” said Clark.
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of the unique communities
in the area and find a house
that works for our family,” explains the new Headmaster.
“And we will probably spend our first few months visiting a
number of different churches, both to familiarize myself with
the different churches that our families at HCA attend and to
find a spiritual community of our own.”
HCA, cont. from 1
And with a new Headmaster, HCA also will greet 3 new
students when school resumes. “My three boys will be
attending HCA. They have always been in an independent
school or in a charter school that functions with independent
ideals,” states Kunst. “As a parent, I like that I am able
to really get to know their teachers and have frequent
communication with them. I also like that independent
schools generally have the flexibility to meet my children
where they are developmentally, allowing them to move
forward academically and even designing special projects
to challenge them.”
When asked when he decided to choose Christian
education as a career choice, Kunst says, “My classmates
in high school often told me that I would end up returning to
my alma mater and teaching, which I did, so I guess part of
me has always known. Out of college I had an opportunity
to work at a very small Christian school in Houston, and it
was not long before I figured out that I loved going to work
every day, and that said something to me about my calling.”
“Independent schools, when they are doing it the right
way, are ‘intentional’ communities,” adds Kunst. “Every
constituency – students, parents, teachers, administrators,
board members, and alums - are committed to a distinct
mission and purpose, a mission and purpose that will often
be defined by not labeling any individual student; and by
believing in the potential of every student to reach his or her
goals and have the opportunity to impact the world.”
“That intentionality is pervasive and is what makes a
small independent school feel like a family, because of
the genuine love and trust that is present. Harrells is an
excellent example of this. Christian education gives that
intentionality an even deeper layer, because there will be
a common set of beliefs within the constituents that allows
family and school to partner together through prayer and
spiritual guidance.”
When asked why he chose HCA, Kunst replied, “HCA
impressed me with its well-established atmosphere of
family, with its incredibly dedicated staff and administration,
and with its active parents. My wife and I were here for just
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I felt like this was a group of people that I wanted to be
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felt I could contribute to.”
Kunst is also advocate for sports. “I have coached a lot
of different sports over the years, mostly football and
basketball,” explains Kunst. “I love sports and what sports
can do for young people. There is perhaps no greater
classroom for character education than a field or gym,
where we can teach leadership, teamwork, discipline,
and perseverance in a unique way.” But Kunst adds,
“Unfortunately, my administrative duties will likely limit me
to just being a very engaged fan.”
When discussing possible changes and future long-term
goals at HCA, Kunst stated, “My first year will be mostly
observation as I try to fully gauge the potential areas
for development at HCA.” He goes on to add, “Initially, I
hope to grow the school
a bit – our facilities can
accommodate a slightly
larger student body and
more students give us a
critical mass to continue to
build programs. We hope
to look at our offerings at
every grade level and try
to create some distinctive
opportunities that would
include continuing to foster
our strong FFA program
and our athletic teams, but
also looking at some other
specialized programs in the
middle and upper school.”
“I have had some success
at other schools building
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our young people in
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“Finally, I want to make sure all three levels of HCA are
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looking at a second grader and remembering where they
have been. That is a huge advantage of having all three
levels of schooling in one place.”
Kunst concluded our interview by stating, “I just want to say
that my family and I are very excited to be moving to this
area of North Carolina. Having lived in both metropolitan
and in rural areas, we enjoy this pace of life and the quality
of the people we have the opportunity to meet on a daily
basis. I am hopeful that this will be a positive change for
Harrells as well, and I am confident that I can bring my
experience to the HCA community and continue to build
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Host of We Should Know
Tuesdays from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM, J.W. Simmons hosts a
radio show on 1170 AM called “We Should Know”, and The
Sampson Weekly will feature portions of the transcripts
in our continuing efforts to bring you more coverage of
what is happening in our community. The guests for this
week’s show are Laura Deans, Executive Director of the
Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, and former
Executive Director, Janna Bass.
Laura Deans is a graduate of Clinton High School and
UNC-Wilmington. She says that she has always loved
Sampson County and adds, “I graduated from UNCW on
Friday, May 8th and moved home that Saturday following.
It was a very quick transition and I am very excited to be
the new Chamber Director. UNCW was home for 4 years,
but Sampson County has always been home and I’m very
happy to be back.”
Janna Bass, the former Executive Director, held the
position for a little more than 3 years, but as a new
mother decided to step down as Chamber Director to
spend more time with her now 6 month old little boy. “I
loved being a part of the Chamber,” states Bass. “Getting
to know the community and business members. I told
Laura one day, ‘You don’t have 1 boss. You don’t have 16
from the board of Directors. You have 435, because that’s
how many Chamber members there are… The Chamber
is what the business community wants; and the Chamber
feeds, builds and grows based on feedback that those
businesses give.”
JW Simmons begins the show quoting Laura Deans when
she stated, “I knew I would be a great fit for this position.
It’s an excellent opportunity for me.” Simmons asks Deans
to discuss why she felt the position would be such a good
Deans replies, “Being from Sampson County, and growing
up in Sampson County, I feel confident that I know many
members of the Chamber and many people within the
community. And I honestly think that with the Chamber
working for 435 members, I feel confident that I can go
out and communicate with these people and that they
would be comfortable with me as their new Director. Just
going out and getting to know them better, I feel like I will
be a great asset to the Chamber. And with my outgoing
personality I feel like members will be comfortable with
me.”
Janna Bass adds, “In my opinion, a strong Chamber
Director and a strong Chamber not only benefits the
Chamber members, but the community as a whole;
whether it’s a business owner or someone who grew
up in Sampson County. I’m a true believer that a strong
Chamber of Commerce benefits everybody, and so I truly
think Laura will be a great asset to the Chamber. The
board saw that and the committee saw that as soon as
she walked in the door.”
Next, Simmons says that Millennials (Generation X) have
come forward with new forms of communication and
technology, including webpages, Facebook and Twitter.
Simmons asks Deans how import she believes that
new technology will be in the future. “I think that it’s a
very important issue,” replies Deans. “You can pull out
your smart phone and at the click of a button Google
something, or click an app. And I see for the future with
the Chamber maybe the possibility of a Chamber App
where you can have things literally at the touch of a finger.”
“With that being said, with a Chamber App we could
promote Chamber events, Networking seminars and
things like that could be at the touch of your finger. That
would give the community the opportunity to look at that
quickly, and say I want to go to this event tonight or that
seminar.”
Deans adds, “I think technology is very important. There
are not many people who have work calendars right on
their desks. It’s mainly IPads, IPhones and ICalenders; so I
think it’s very important for networking and the marketing
of the Chamber.”
Simmons next asks Janna Bass if she felt that most
of the local businesses understood the importance
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of technology as a business tool considering how
competitive the business culture has become using new
technologies, or if there was some push back from small
business. Bass begins, “I don’t think I would call it push
back. But I do think so many small businesses have so
much to do already.”
“A large, family owned business that has between 1 and 3
employees, the technology piece and social media might
not be at the top end of their priority,” says Bass. “They
have other things that they need to do in order to pay
their employees, pay the bills and serve the customers
they have. I do think it’s very vital to the success of any
business, and to the growth of any business. So I do
think it’s a very important tool to have in their tool box
because it will expand their customer base in the future.”
Next, Simmons asks Laura Deans to discuss any areas
at the Chamber where she hopes to make changes or
champion as she takes on her new role as Executive
Director. Deans explains that as she was beginning
to look at career options as she neared graduation it
became obvious to her that many young people have
chosen not to return home. Lack of opportunity and
entertainment for young adults keeps many rural college
students in bigger cities rather than returning home
after graduation.
“I’ve got my wheels turning about future possibilities,
what we may call the Sampson Executive Network,” adds
Deans. She goes on to explain that through partnership
with Sampson Community College she hopes to develop
a leadership and mentorship program aimed at college
age students similar to the Young Leadership program.
The aim would be to get college aged students involved
in the community. “That way,” says Deans, “if they do
go off to college they have that mentor that they’ve
connected with at the Community College; and they
get to come back and still communicate with business
owners in Sampson County. I think by have a small
business mentor, or even a large business mentor would
be a great way to retain some of our young people in
Sampson County.”
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were no longer allowed to pray,
and discovered that an email
was sent district wide, I knew it would be only a matter
of time before concerns were raised,” says Jacklyn. “I saw
many people posting on Instagram and Facebook and then
noticed Aliyah’s post offering for anyone in CHS’s class of
2015 who was concerned about the prayer, and wanted to
talk about it, to meet at her mom’s dance studio.”
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Jacklyn adds, “As a student, my faith is everything. I have
gone through some hard times throughout my school years
that I was only able to be overcome through being able to
pray and talk to my Heavenly Father. I strive to live out my
faith and not just say what I believe, so it has directed my
actions as well. My faith drives me to be the person I am.”
When contacted by The Sampson Weekly, Dr. Stuart
Blount, Superintendent of Clinton City Schools offered
the following to clarify the situation. “According to the
United States Supreme Court, public school officials may
not sponsor or promote religious prayers or exercises
in public schools. However, as discussed, studentinitiated, voluntary, unofficial prayer is allowed in many
school settings. For example, applying the United States
Department of Education Guidance to the context of high
school graduation, provided that student speakers are
selected on the basis of ‘genuinely neutral, evenhanded
criteria and retain primary control over the content of their
expression,’ those students may elect to engage in studentinitiated, voluntary, unofficial prayer during their portion
of the graduation program.”
“On the other hand,” adds Blount, “for a public school
system to describe student remarks in advance in a
printed graduation program as a ‘Prayer’, ‘Blessing’, or
‘Invocation,’ would send an unconstitutional message of
official, government endorsement of whatever student-led
prayer might ultimately be delivered and would constitute
an impermissible government requirement or expectation
that a student, would, in fact, pray during their portion of
the program.”
Aliah Butler says that she initiated the prayer movement
via social media to, “discuss how we could still honor
God publicly, as has always been done, while still walking
in love towards everyone...even those who maybe don’t
believe there is a God or disagree with us.”
Aliah added, “As my friend and classmate Jackie Parker
said, ‘We have to express our faith in such a way that
shows honor for God and doesn’t come across as spiteful
to those who don’t believe as we do.’ That’s truly not our
intention at all.”
“We have many classmates involved in this group,” adds
Aliah. “They are: Alexis Faison, Jordan Faircloth, Cassidy
Edwards, Talaya Butler, Nicholas Usher, Chase King,
Isabell Murphy, Skylar Ray, Aspen Daw, Jackie Parker,
Rakiem Melvin, Atiya Muhammad, Megan Baldwin,
Destiny Edwards and many more!”
“At this point,” explains Aliah, “we have planned a
prayer with all the classmates that wish to take the time
to pray surrounding the flagpole immediately following
graduation.” Aliah goes on to explain, “While we were
informed by members of our school administration that
any student-led prayer is fully protected by state and CHS
school rules, as well as the United States Constitution, we
just want to honor the Lord in a way that pleases Him.”
“Jackie Parker was scheduled to do the Benediction, which
is now labeled ‘closing remarks’, but she has chosen to
keep what she plans to say private,” says Aliah. “She
understandably wants to feel she is speaking from her
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heart, and not saying what anyone else wants her to say.
I have so much respect for her.”
When asked about student’s right to pray, and protection
of student led prayer, Dr. Blount offered the following
for future students concerned about prayer in school.
“In a 1985 decision, ‘the United States Supreme Court
emphasized an important point often lost in the heated
debate over school prayer: courts have not banished
prayer from the schools. Courts have forbidden only
officially sanctioned or officially sponsored prayer. The
Establishment Clause does not prohibit a student from
praying silently at any time or audibly…if the prayer is
totally voluntary and unofficial and the student does not
interfere with teachers, official school activities, or other
students.’ Education Law in North Carolina, Section
B.101, Student Prayer in School (N.C. School Boards
Association, 2015).”
Dr. Blount continues, “No local board of education shall
have a policy of denying, or that effectively prevents
participation in, prayer in public schools by individuals
on a voluntary basis, except when necessary to maintain
order and discipline. No local board of education shall
encourage or require any person to participate in prayer
or influence the form or content of any prayer in public
schools. This subdivision shall not be construed to
direct any local board of education to take any action
in violation of the Constitution of North Carolina or the
United States’ G.S. 115C-47(29b).”
“In summary,” adds Dr. Blount, “student-initiated,
voluntary, unofficial prayer is permissible so long as
the student-led prayer does not disrupt official school
activities or interfere with the efforts of school personnel
to carry out their official duties.”
Aliah Butler says she has had overwhelming support as
she led the prayer movement. And it has been a learning
experience for her as well. “I have had several of my
teachers and some members of administration personally
tell me that they support what I’m trying to do. Some
made sure I had a printout of school policies stating that
student-led prayer is covered and protected at any school
event should we choose to have it. All of my friends and
the majority of my senior class have been in complete
support of what I was trying to do. And I have learned a
great deal about the Constitution as a result of this whole
ordeal!”
“My principal, Dr. Miller, gave me and several of my
classmates a printout at our last baccalaureate,” Aliah
says. “It stated the policies per the NC Department of
Public Instruction protecting student-led prayer at any
school function. He said I was a very smart young lady
and he knew I’d make the right decision. That meant
more to me than I can ever say.”
“I would really like to express my gratitude to the whole
community for their overwhelming support of my efforts
with this,” concluded Aliah. “My mom and I have
received so many in person, Facebook and text messages
from so many people that I’ve never even met, telling me
that they are proud of me, support my classmates and I, and
are behind us one hundred percent. That has truly touched
my heart and I hope we all leave a legacy at Clinton High
School that we’ll be proud of in 20 or 30 years.”
Of the student led prayer movement, Dr. Blount offered
his thoughts, “As a school system, it is our responsibility
to prepare our students for an ever-changing society and I
encourage them to always stand for what they believe in.
Our students bring a variety of talents to our school system
and I applaud them for the talents they share on a daily
basis.”
Dr. Blount concluded, “They will face situations once they
leave Clinton High School which will test their beliefs the important part of this is how they respond to such
differences. I have the utmost confidence that our students
will always act in a respectful manner when faced with
adversity and/or views that differ from their own.”
Aliah’s mother, Quisan Parker, said of her daughter’s
efforts, “Words cannot express how proud I am of Aliah. I
honestly cannot think of anything she’s done in her life that
has made me more proud of her than I was when she took
a stand for her faith. She is so loving and so courageous.”
“I think we all raise our kids to have values and stand up
for what they believe is right. A parent can only hope that’s
what their children will grow up to do. Had this happened
before my graduation at her age, I know it would’ve upset
me as well but I don’t know that at that age I would’ve been
as brave as she is to do anything about it. Especially without
knowing if anyone would stand with me!”
Quisan added, “I told her and many of her classmates that
this is one of those defining moments in their lives. They
will always remember that they were the first class where
school administration was denied the right to publicly
pray, but they would also be the first class to take a stand
to defend that right. These kids are the ones that 50 or 100
years ago would’ve been the ones to take a stand for women
and minorities that couldn’t vote or couldn’t sit at certain
places on a bus. I believe these kids are the ones who will
one day change the world and they truly give me hope.”
Through this ever-changing world where good is viewed as
bad and right is called wrong, one thing remains clear; our
community is very blessed to have a generation of young
people willing to take a stand. Often, those who make laws
to protect the rights of the few, trample on the rights of
many. Increasingly Christians are forced to support issues
and ideals that are completely contradictory to their own
beliefs. But we can take heart knowing that a new generation
of believers are on the rise.
As the words of Hillsong United’s “Hosanna” state, “I see a
generation rising up to take their place. With selfless faith.
With selfless faith…Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest.”
From the lips of children often comes the greatest praise.
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Pregnancy Care Management – OBCM – Program
Offered At Sampson County Health Department
by Annie Fennell, RN
The Sampson County Health Department offers a prenatal
program, Pregnancy Care Management Services - OBCM. The
Program was developed by the North Carolina Division of Public
Health and the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance
and is designed to assist pregnant women with Medicaid who
have high risk factors to achieve a healthier pregnancy.
The Pregnancy Care Management – OBCM – Program targets
pregnant women who have high risk factors that could cause a
difficult pregnancy. These may include:
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A history of preterm birth
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A history of low birth weight in the infant
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Multiple gestation, such as twins or triplets
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Complications with the unborn baby
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Chronic medical conditions which may complicate
pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, Diabetes, Asthma or a
History of Pre-eclampsia
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Unsafe living environment (homelessness, inadequate
housing, domestic violence or abuse)
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Substance Use
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Tobacco Use
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Missing two or more prenatal appointments without
rescheduling
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Inappropriate/multiple use of hospital services
The services are available to any woman with Medicaid who lives
in Sampson County, regardless of where she goes for prenatal
care. Pregnancy Care Management staff receive referrals and
contact the person for follow-up care. Any medical provider
or agency that works with pregnant women can refer clients.
Clients that have any of the above risk factors above and are
interested in the program can also contact the Pregnancy Care
Management staff.
The Pregnancy Care Management staff provides the following
services:
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Follow-ups on prenatal care issues and other clinical
needs
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Work with OB Providers and others who provide
services to the pregnant woman to make sure everyone is aware
of her concerns and needs.
•
Provide education regarding: the need to keep all
prenatal-related appointments; understanding and following
the OB provider’s instructions; and the importance of getting
postpartum care.
•
Arrange/assist with the transition from the OB
Provider to a primary care medical home as needed for the
woman after delivery if she remains or becomes eligible for
Medicaid after the postpartum period.
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The Pregnancy Care Management staff also offers assistance
with 17P treatment program. 17P is a series of weekly injections
offered to women who have had previous preterm labor and/
or deliveries. The purpose of the injections is to help prevent
preterm labor. Services provided are:
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Educating the client/family on 17P and its purpose
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Assisting the patient in arranging to receive 17P
injections and follow up when an injection is missed.
If you are: a Medical Provider and would like to refer a client;
a pregnant woman; know someone that may qualify for the
program; or you would like more information on the Pregnancy
Care Management Program, please call the Sampson County
Health Department at 910-592-1131, extensions 4973, 4241,
4238 or 4237.
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Have I Got A Story To Share With You!
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O LORD, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
As I write this, the manhunt continues for prison escapees
and convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard
Matt. Minutes ago, in a CNN “Breaking News” report,
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico
said more than 400 law enforcement officers are
searching for Matt and Sweat “behind every tree, under
every rock, and inside every structure” and that they
won’t stop searching for them until they are captured.
The chances are that Sweat and Matt will never see this
story. But just in case they do, I’d like to tell them …
Sweat, Matt, you’ve escaped a prison, but there’s no
way, absolutely no way at all, that you can escape
God. For no matter where you run … God will be there.
Even now God sees you as you hide from the law
enforcement officers. Yes, God sees you and He knows
all about the trouble you’re in at this very moment. Open
your heart to God; listen to His life-changing Word ...
“O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.”—Psalm 139:1-12 [NRSV]
Sweat, Matt, whether you believe in God or not …
He believes in you. Please know that you’ve not gone
beyond God’s help or beyond His forgiveness … if
only you’ll ask. People liking or not liking the fact that
God will forgive you of the murders and other crimes
you’ve committed … doesn’t change one iota what
God will or will not do for you. Hear this and hear it well,
the murder(s) you’ve committed are not too big or too
evil for God to forgive. Just in case you doubt what
I’m saying is true, here’s what Jesus said … “Assuredly,
I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men,
and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he
IT’S ALL IN THE ACCENT’
In the last month I have had two experiences that have
made me very aware of how much a person’s accent
affects how well you can understand them. Of course
I already knew that. But it really “jumped out at me.”
I have a hard time understanding people with a heavy
accent. I speak (and understand) Southern Country
with an Eastern North Carolina accent, quite plainly I
think. But, generally people with a heavy accent from
some place else have a bit of trouble understanding me.
A while back I was enjoying a meal at a local Chinese
restaurant. A friendly waitress who was Chinese
herself asked me a question. I could not understand
her to save my life even though she was speaking
English. Finally she wrote the question on a napkin. I
was at last able to answer her!
It’s hard enough to communicate like this in person.
But the two incidents I’m speaking of happened over
the phone. Now that’s really a pickle of a mess.
If I want to order something and I call and a foreign
person answers in a heavy accent, I very politely thank
them for their time and tell them I have changed my
mind. I will not order from a company that has outsourced jobs from America. Partly because it’s difficult
to understand the person with whom I’m speaking,
but mostly because I do not want to support those
companies with my business.
However, when you need information or service from
a company with whom you are already doing business
and that’s what you end up with when you call -you’re
STUCK. And that is exactly what has happened to me
twice recently.
The first call was answered in India. The poor fellow I
talked to was very polite but I could hardly understand
him. And he was having trouble understanding me.
Out of sheer desperation we wound up spelling things
back and forth. It would have been funny if I hadn’t
been so frustrated.
And let me be clear. I was not upset with the man
I was speaking with. He was simply trying to do a
job he had been hired to do, and he was trying very
hard. No, I was upset with the AMERICAN company
who had out-sourced jobs to another country while
enjoying spending the American money I pay them
Trust
1 Thessalonians 5:24 – The one who calls you is faithful and will do it.
Life is lived moving
forward
but
it
is
understand backwards in
reflection. No matter the
present journey we find
By Vanessa W. Polk
ourselves traveling, it is
not until further down the road do we tend to appreciate
the circumstances and paths God allowed us to take.
Along the way to living within the next season of our
lives, we sometimes fail to recognize how sufficient
God’s grace had been every step of the way. Most
times, when we settle down, sit back and take a deep
breathe we marvel that God was in control ordering our
steps towards a greater purpose.
Sometimes our passage may seems too difficult and
feels like it’s impossible for us to continue, but God is
with us providing grace to equip us for every kind of
terrain. Beloved, it may not always ‘feel’ like it, but
God will help you. God will see you through, not just
for your own personal benefit, but also for the good
of every person you encounter. Trust God when life
hurts. Trust God when doors closed. Trust God while
you wait for new opportunities. Regardless of how
difficult and painful your trek, you can trust God for
the outcome. When you don’t understand what God
is doing in your life, stand on God’s promises because
God is faithful.
“I will trust in the Lord. I will trust in the Lord. I will
trust in the Lord until I die – I will trust in the Lord. I
will trust in the Lord. I will trust in the Lord until I
die.” -C.L. Franklin, A Negro Spiritual
If I can trust that the chair I choose to sit in will hold
me and not send me crashing to the floor, surely I can
trust God to order my steps, to lead me in the path of
righteousness, to direct me toward pleasant places. I
don’t know your story. I don’t know the road you are
traveling, but I have experience God to be trustworthy.
God empowers us to stand, and then to walk on by faith.
Learning to trust God has not been easy for me but it
has always been transformative. Moment by moment,
surrender your circumstances to God. As tough as life
can get, our God is tougher. In God you can find peace
for your journey and hope for the future.
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his
good will he abides with us still, and with all who will
trust and obey. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we
share, but our toil he doeth richly repay. Not a grief nor
a loss, not a frown nor a cross, but is blest if we trust
and obey. Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to
be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey. Hymn #171 –
The New National Baptist Hymnal, First Edition, 1977,
John H. Sammis, Daniel B. Towner
by Debra Joy Wallace
who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has
forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”—
[Mark 3:28-29 NKJV] This scripture makes it crystal clear
that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is the only sin God will
not forgive. Murder is NOT blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
[Period.]
God desires to help you. Right now in the chaos of
your current trouble God will help you. For God is a very
present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Will you accept
God’s help? For your sake, I hope so. Surely you must
know in your heart that the path you’re currently walking
will lead to your total destruction. Please, I ask you to
make U-turn. Don’t wait another moment. Open your
heart to Jesus, confess and repent of your sins, and
receive His forgiveness. Come out of hiding. Surrender
yourself to God. Then, if you’ve not already done so,
surrender yourself to the law enforcement officers, for
there are still the legal consequences that you must
face for committing the murders. You’ll be returned to
prison, but you won’t have to serve your time alone. For
God will be with you. Day-by-day God will make Himself
known to you. And you will come to know, truly know,
the power of God’s love and amazing grace.
Debra Joy Wallace is a Christian
columnist and speaker. Facebook
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Debra Joy – Email: [email protected]
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every month.
The second call was answered in the Philippines. The
lady that answered the 800 number I called sounded
like a little talking doll that chattered. Again, I am not
being unkind about her. She was so polite and very
nice. But, we had a nightmare of a phone call.
I had to ask her six or seven times to repeat herself
on several occasions. She had to ask me to repeat
things many times. She was trying so hard and I felt
sorry for us both. This time I had called because I
needed some important business information. I can
only hope that I interpreted it correctly.
As I said, I do not blame her she was just trying to do
her job. I do blame the American company that I pay
every month.
If I am doing business with an
American company that is being
paid by Americans, I expect
Americans to answer the phone
when I call - period. If not, as soon
as I can, I’ll just take my Southern
Country accent elsewhere.
I
Written by
support American jobs!
God
Carolyn Horrell
Bless America!
Mintz
Psalms for the Soul
Written by
Linda Herring
The Bible speaks to us
but the Psalms speaks
for us. Riches can be
fleeting, which means
that trusting in riches is
foolish. No financial advisor is the world can offer eternal security.
Psalm 62 reminds us that status and wealth
can lead us into a false sense of complacency, but they are a poor measure for
our lives. Psalm 62:10 says , “Though riches
increase, do not set your heart on them.”
The cure to the false hope in riches can be
found throughout the rest of this psalm. Unlike the stock market, God is our rock and
salvation. Unlike our retirement savings, God
provides rest and comfort for our deepest
needs. Unlike all the gold and jewels of the
world, God can never be taken away from
us. Our God is capable of being a refuge
for us, and He also cares for us. He is the
only Person to put our hope and trust. Do
not let the stresses of the day steal your
Psalm. Contact me at [email protected]
hotmail,com.
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Rib Crown Steaks
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Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
4 Omaha Steaks T-Bone Steaks
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Dad’s Steak Rub (see recipe)
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Interior Color
Touch
Internal
Temperature
Surface Appearance
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Completely red all the way through
Feels very soft
120° to 130°F
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Medium
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Offers resistance to touch
140° to 150°F
Abundant pink juices on surface
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Feels slightly firm
150° to 160°F
Brown and pink juices on surface
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Brown all the way through
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SPRINT CUP
XFINITY SERIES
Race: Quicken Loans 400
Where: Michigan International Speedway
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1
2014 Winner: Jimmie Johnson (right)
Race: Great Clips 250
Where: Michigan International Speedway
When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1
2014 Winner: Paul Menard
Truex motors to Victory Lane for the first time since 2013
to take the win over Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson. Joey Logano
finished fourth, with polesitter Kurt Busch completing the top 5.
Afterward, Truex’s fellow drivers seemed to be almost as happy as if
they’d won the race themselves. Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose bid to win
three straight at Pocono was derailed by a late-race fender-bender,
went to Victory Lane to celebrate with his one-time teammate.
“I’m just happy for him,” Earnhardt said. “I know he’s been through
a lot of stuff both inside the car and outside the car the last several
years.
Harvick also offered congratulations.
“I’m really happy for Martin,” Harvick said. “If you’re going to lose to
somebody, that’s a great person to lose to.”
The win was also the first in Cup for Truex’s crew chief, Cole Pearn,
and the second for team owner Barney Visser — one of the more popular personalities in the Cup garage.
Truex said in his winner’s interview that the kind words from his
peers mean a lot.
“There’s going to come a time when racing and where you finish in
races doesn’t matter,” he said. “What’s going to matter is kind of the
legacy you leave and how people look at the person that you are.”
Truex said that one of the upsides of his struggles is that people have
come to better understand who he is and what he’s really like.
“This is easily the biggest win of my career,” he said.
Truex’s tough times aren’t all in the past. His grandmother passed
away just last week.
“I think the racing
gods were hanging
out with my grandma,” he said. “She
was just a great
person, one of the
coolest ladies I’ve
ever met. Obviously,
the only reason I’m
here is because of
her, and she’s kind
of instilled the work
ethic in our family,
of my dad and his
brothers, to do what
they did.
“She definitely was
on our side today.”
Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing
Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing
It was a weekend for popular victories in racing, whether it was the
four-legged variety or the four-wheeled kind. In the equestrian world,
American Pharoah had fans everywhere celebrating his runaway
win in the Belmont Stakes — a victory that made him the first Triple
Crown winner in 37 years.
And at Pocono Raceway, Martin Truex Jr. scored an equally dominant
victory — one that was among the more popular in the NASCAR world.
The past two seasons have been tough for the second-generation
driver from Mayetta, New Jersey.
Truex was set to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2013, but
after the regular-season finale, it was found that his team at the time,
Michael Waltrip Racing, had manipulated the finishing order of the
race.
Although he was not directly involved in the controversy, Truex lost
his Chase berth, his sponsor NAPA Auto Parts and his ride at MWR.
Then he moved to his current team, the No. 78 Chevrolet at Furniture
Row Racing, in 2014, but had a miserable season.
Off the track, things were even worse, as his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex,
was in a tough battle with cancer.
But 2015 has seen a reversal of fortunes for Truex. For starters,
Pollex is doing much better. And on the track, Truex has been strong
nearly every week. In the past few races, he’s had a winning car, only to
see one stumbling block after another keep him from Victory Lane. But
at Pocono, there was no bad luck. He led 97 laps, including the final 27,
Martin Truex Jr. led the final 27 laps to capture the checkered flag in
the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Truex was congratulated in Victory Lane by
fellow drivers, including Jimmie Johnson
(right)
Bayne’s ARCA victory puts some spark in his first full Sprint Cup season
Stenhouse Jr., have been off their usual pace, as Roush seeks to
rebuild its teams.
“I would have liked to start off a little more competitive than we’ve
been,” he said. “Even though I knew it would be this way, I still
want to run better.”
Bayne pointed out that Biffle — the veteran on the team — has
found speed in recent races, and said that is due in large part to
the fact that he and his crew chief, Matt Puccia, have been working
together for several seasons. Bayne is in his first year with veteran
Bob Osborne leading his No. 6 team.
“Bob and I are still learning each other,” Bayne said. “We’re working on the cars. My team is a very young team, so we’re all learning
together, but I do feel like we’re starting to make gains and I hope
to see the fruit of that.
“We’ve got to get the results out of the cars, but I think they have
potential right now. I think we’re going to continue to get better.”
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
Sprint Cup driver Trevor Bayne had a memorable week leading up
to the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.
He was in Richmond, Virginia, early in the week testing his No. 6
Ford from Roush Fenway Racing when he got a phone call from his
wife, Ashton, informing him that he is going to become a dad.
Then last Saturday, he got his first ARCA win in his first start in
the series.
Bayne said he was surprised to get the early call from his wife.
“Normally, if I’m gone, she’ll sleep in a little bit, but I got a call at
7 in the morning,” he said. “I was like, ‘What’s going on? Is the house
on fire?’ And she says, ‘Babe, I’m pregnant.’
“It was hard to keep that a secret at the test that day, but I was
just really excited and pacing around the hotel room on the phone
with her, so it was cool.”
The baby is due in December.
At Pocono, where Bayne had never raced before, he pulled
double-duty, driving the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Ford in
Saturday’s ARCA race in addition to driving the No. 6 on the Cup
side.
He started on the pole for the ARCA race and led 42 of the race’s
80 laps to deliver a win for AdvoCare, which also sponsors his Cup
car.
“I’m so excited to get AdvoCare to Victory Lane,” Bayne said. “I
want to thank everyone at Cunningham Motorsports and Roush
Fenway Racing for helping make this happen.”
Bayne needed a win to put some spark in his first full season as a
Cup driver after running partial schedules the past four seasons.
He’s 30th in the Cup standings, with best finishes of 18th, at Texas
and Martinsville.
Bayne said before the Axalta 400, where he finished 24th after
using pit strategy to rejoin the lead lap late in the race, that he
hasn’t been as successful this season as he would like. In fact,
all three Roush Fenway drivers, including Greg Biffle and Ricky
Trevor Bayne’s memorable week at Pocono included his first ARCA
victory and the news that he’s going to become a father.
Crafton holds off Suarez to earn third trip to Victory Lane this season in CWTS
John Wes Townley finished a career-best third, backing
up his previous career-best finish of sixth, which came
two races prior.
Erik Jones had another disappointing Truck Series outing. He started on the pole and led 68 laps in the early
going, only to see his truck suffer electrical problems. He
finished 15th. It was the fourth straight race in which
the 19-year-old phenom led a large portion — only to see
victory elude him.
NOTEBOOK
NASCAR holds meetings with
drivers
In a rare move — given its history of ruling the sport with the proverbial iron fist
— NASCAR officials are holding talks with
representatives of drivers and of owners.
The Race Team Alliance, made up of team
owners, has been active since last year.
The drivers’ group is much newer.
Two weeks ago, representatives of Sprint
Cup drivers held a private meeting with
NASCAR officials at Dover International
Speedway.
Tony Stewart confirmed that he was one
of the drivers who met with a NASCAR contingent led by vice-chairman Mike Helton.
The meeting also included Denny Hamlin,
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Greg
Biffle.
It seems that the drivers who attended the
meeting were selected by their fellow drivers
— also a rare occurrence in the sport.
At Dover, the drivers’ representatives and
NASCAR officials met for about two hours.
Drivers said that they discussed possible
safety improvements at tracks, the 2016 rules
package and how to improve declining TV
ratings.
“They want to sit down, and they want to
listen,” Stewart told NASCAR.com. “I’d call it
very, very positive.”
NASCAR chairman Brian France said in a
televised interview on Fox Sports 1 that he’s
OK with meeting in a formal setting with a
group of drivers — something his father and
grandfather were opposed to.
“The first thing is, we’ve been doing a lot
of that in the last four or five years anyway,”
France said, explaining that series officials
have met with manufacturers, track owners
and team owners. “Needless to say, the most
important stakeholders in our sport, besides
our fans, are our drivers.”
France said much of the talk has been
about the rules for the 2016 season.
Fox analyst Darrell Waltrip said the impetus behind the rare meetings is that the
current rules package — with less downforce
and less horsepower than in recent seasons
— is unpopular in the garage, even though
many drivers supported it earlier.
“Nobody likes this package,” he said. “They
don’t like the reduction in aero, although a
lot of guys were lobbying for that. But what
really got these guys riled up is horsepower.
When they took away that power, they feel
like they took away the power to pass.”
Waltrip said team owners have told him
it would be easy to go back to the old rules
package.
SPRINT CUP STANdINGS
1. Kevin Harvick, 559
2. Martin Truex Jr., 520
3. Jimmie Johnson, 481
4. Joey Logano, 480
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 465
6. Brad Keselowski, 441
7. Jamie McMurray, 427
8. Kasey Kahne, 417
9. Matt Kenseth, 415
10. Jeff Gordon, 411
N UM ERI C A L LY
SPEAKING
31
Drivers who have run all
14 Sprint Cup races this
season.
411
Fastest laps run in the
past 20 Sprint Cup races
at Michigan International
Speedway by Jimmie Johnson —
tops among all drivers.
1,162
Laps led by Kevin
Harvick this season
— the most of any
Sprint Cup driver.
Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR
Defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt
Crafton held off surging rookie Daniel Suarez to win
last Friday’s WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor
Speedway, where the trucks ran in conjunction with the
IndyCar Series.
Crafton’s win was the eighth of his career and his third
in the seven races so far this season. It also was the 14th
straight in Truck racing at Texas for his manufacturer,
Toyota.
Crafton led 77 laps, but had to work his way through
two late-race restarts. Suarez took the lead twice in the
closing laps, but Crafton led the final two laps to seal the
win.
“Those restarts were hairy,” Crafton said. “I have to
thank Johnny Sauter, my teammate. He gave me a good
push on the second-to-last restart, and we finally got a
pretty good restart on that last one.”
Crafton, who also has wins this year on two other intermediate tracks, said he’s looking at the bigger picture —
a third straight championship.
“We’ll be satisfied when we get to Homestead and we
see where we are there,” he said of the season finale in
November.
Suarez, who finished second for the second straight
week, said his No. 51 Toyota was just too loose to pass
Crafton at the end.
“The last thing I wanted to do was wreck that fast
truck,” he said.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS
Race: Drivin’ for Linemen 200
Where: Gateway Motorsports Park
When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1
2014 Winner: Darrell Wallace Jr.
4,474
Matt Crafton said after his victory at Texas that he’s looking for his
third straight Truck Series championship.
Laps run this
season by Martin
Truex Jr. — tops
among all Sprint Cup drivers.
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Union’s Dawson Thornton Swings for
the Fences With His Career Goals
True to his busy schedule, on this day, Dawson
will be headed out to Furman University in South
Carolina to participate in a baseball camp.
“I just love to play,” he said. “I want to play college
baseball and I want to make it. It has been a dream
of mine since I was a little kid.”
Although he said he was undecided about the
college he wanted to attend, Dawson, who was
in the top 10 of his class this year and last year, is
clear on what he wants to study.
“Wildlife Biology,” he explained. “I have always
been a hunter. I love the outdoors and I love
animals. I think that would be perfect for me.”
However, he hopes that something gets in the way
of his work as a biologist.
“Oh yes, my dream is to play professional baseball
in the big leagues,” he admits. “That would be the
ultimate for me.”
Within the next 15 years, Dawson hopes to be
living out that dream playing professionally, as
well as having a family.
Union High School’s Dawson Thornton said he
had no idea that he had been nominated for this
week’s Performance Auto/Sampson Weekly Star
Athlete of the Week.
“I was really surprised when I talked with you and
you told me about it last week,” the 16-year-old
Spartan baseball standout said. “To know that I
won the award really surprised me. It makes me
feel good that my coaches thought that much of
me to even nominate me. I really appreciate it.”
The two-sport star -Thornton also plays football at
Union High as quarterback- played right field on
the varsity baseball team last year, then moved
to shortstop and occasionally pitched this season.
“I thought we had a pretty good baseball season,”
he admitted. “We are a very young team, but
everyone went out and played hard in every game.
That is all you can ask for.”
Born in Wilmington to Sonya and Buster Thornton,
Dawson, who also has an older brother (Hagan,
19) and was raised in southern Sampson County,
said he started playing sports at a very early age.
“Oh man, I have been playing sports since I was
a baby,” he said with a laugh. “I played recreation
baseball, football and a little bit of basketball. But
I stopped playing basketball because I just wasn’t
as good at it.”
His love of playing sports has remained constant
over the years.
“It is something that you can play and every day
there is something new to learn,” he said of the
game of baseball and football. “Each time you go
on the field or get out and practice, you are getting
better at the game. That is why I love it so much.”
In his freshman year at Union High School, Dawson
made the varsity baseball squad. However, due to
an injury, he was forced to not finish a complete
schedule behind center.
“I separated my right shoulder during the season,”
he said. “It still bothers me, but I went through the
rehab and therapy, so it is getting better.”
Although school is out for the summer, Dawson
will remain busy playing baseball.
“I play on the Clinton Stars – it is a travel ball team,”
he said. “In two weeks we play in a tournament at
UNC-W. It is a busy schedule, but I have been
playing (travel ball) since I was about 8-years-old.”
PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE Salutes this week’s
“It doesn’t really matter what team I play for –
whoever wants me will be great,” he said. “After
that, I would love to come back to Sampson
County.”
Back to the community that he grew up in.
“This community has always had a family
atmosphere,” he said. “It is a tight-knit community
here. Everyone here (at the school and on the
teams) has great chemistry and has always been
really supportive.”
In addition to his community, Dawson said that
his coaches, friends and family have built a solid
foundation in his success.
“My dad has always told me to get out there and
do your best in everything you do,” he said. “You
have to work hard and practice as much as you
can. My coaches are a good group of guys that
are there for you and will help with anything that
you need.”
When asked what advice he would give to a
young Spartan coming into the high school in the
fall, Dawson said, “I would tell them to just get out
there and work as hard as you can. You never
know what is going to come out of it.”
Although he has two more years of high school,
Dawson is determined to make his dreams come
to fruition. Here is hoping he does.
Student Athlete
of the Week!
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EDUCATION
RSMS Red Nose Event
The Roseboro Salemburg Middle School Bible Club raised $365 during their “Red Nose” event. The
Bible Club sold Red noses in support of cancer. The students and staff wore their red noses on June 5,
2015. The BIble Club would like to thank all that supported their efforts in raising awareness for cancer.
Sunset Avenue School
Byrd Recognized
for Service
Pinda Byrd , Computer Information Technology Instructor at James Sprunt Community College , was recognized
during the May 26 College Trustee meeting as the North
Carolina Community College System’s Excellence in
Teaching Award nominee. Each of the 58 community
colleges in the system submits one candidate each year.
Byrd, who has worked at the college for 15 years , is currently the president of the North Carolina Community
College Faculty Association. She was also the colleges
nominee in 2014. With Byrd at the meeting was her husband Patrick, son Thomas, mother Rosita Massey, stepfather Wilbert Massey, and mother-in-law Virginia Byrd.
LC Kerr
School
4th grade Students of the Month:
Third Row (from left to right) - Keondra
Matthews, Shy’Asia Royal, Albany Fusco;
Second Row (from left to right) - Natalie
Ferguson, Savanna Pope, Jayden Silvertooth; First Row - Colt Jordan, Bridget
Castillo-Mondragon, Whitnee Garner
5th grade Students of the Month:
Third Row (from left to right) - Sarah
Harrison, Zanyia Smith, John
Blackmon; Second Row (from left to right)
Will Adermann, Evelyn Hurlburt,
Ariyanna Simmons;
First Row: Austin Spell
Kiwanis Recognize Terrific Kids
Steven Gutierrez,
Honesty Howard,
Khamare Hicks,
Riley Rich, Zane
Galloway, Jaden Carroll,
Mylia Hinnant,
Jacob Santana, Isaiah
Williams, Jaryius
Goodman, Mikyla
Castro, London McNeil
Carlos Cabezudo,
Sa’Cora Bennett,
Bladen Pope, Dewey Quinn,
Zoe Morrisey, Haiden
Fowler, Jaquez Bennett,
Aaliyah Howard,
Imani Goodman, Michaela
Royal, Dajuan Minor,
Deisy Plata Abrego, Alivia
Capps, Terrious Green,
Harmony Sloan
Heber Acosta-Reyes,
Zioanna Gonzalez,
Anna Purvis, A’Liyah
Bell, Genesis Ocampo,
Elbin Carias-Galindo,
Dustin Pike, JhaNae
Rich, Nefi Lara, Leona
Carter, Alan Torres,
Caiden White
LC Kerr School has named its
Employee of the Month
to be Mrs. Kathy Sharpe.
She is one of the wonderful
cafeteria staff members.
The Student of the Month is Rivor
Bass. Rivor is a kindergarten student
in Mrs. Wiley’s classroom. He is the
6 year old son of Sharon Owens and
Donald Bass.
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to believe in themselves and
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To believe is to know.
To achieve is to realize that dream!
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Week of June 12-18, 2015
Crossword
Puzzle
CLUES ACROSS
1. Suns
5. Bog
10. Woodcutter hero Ali
14. Aquatic reptile (abbr.)
15. Cape Verde capital
16. Chemical compounds
17. Maple genus
18. “All _____ on deck”
19. Roman public squares
20. Leavened rum cakes
22. Quilting gathering
23. Large hero sandwich
24. Oprah’s BFF
27. London radio station
30. Downwind
31. Frosty
32. Brake horsepower
35. In a way, removes
37. Bridge-building degree
38. Mother of the Titans
39. Nostrils
40. ___ choy: Chinese cabbage
41. A.K.A. rose-red spinel
42. Blue goose genus
43. Take in solid food
44. Speak incoherently
45. Chop with an axe
46. Wrapped package (abbr.)
47. Auricle
48. Former CIA
49. Highway Patrol’s Crawford
52. Yemen capital
55. John __, Br. statesman (15841643)
56. Expressed pleasure
60. First Chinese dynasty
61. Indian dresses
63. Swiss river
64. Teen skin disease
65. Takes dictation
66. Husk of wheat
67. Went quickly
68. Stud with jewels
69. Recess
CLUES DOWN
1. Wound crust
2. Killer whale
3. Leopold & ___
4. Bony piece of meat
5. Speed measure (abbr.)
6. Productive land
7. Rajah’s wife
8. Close companion
9. Possesses
10. Make less visible
11. Buffalo
12. Tennis player Bjorn
13. Mountain range in Kyrgyszstan
21. Gross revenue
23. Honey (abbr.)
25. Affirmative
26. Frozen water
27. Carpenter’s work table
28. __, Danish astronomer
29. 1977 AL MVP Rod
32. Italian Air Marshal Italo
33. Mends
34. Bullfighting maneuvers
36. 1/100 yen
37. Board of Trade
38. Idle talk
40. Hairless scalp
41. Hannibal’s surname
43. Old Tokyo
44. Spoken in the Dali region
46. Women’s undergarment
47. Weasel’s winter fur
49. Blatted
50. Medieval circuit courts
51. Muslim shrine in Mecca
52. Former ruler of Iran
53. Fungal spore sacs
54. Baseball team #
57. Stringed instrument
58. Geological times
59. Sandy piece of seashore
61. Sino-Soviet block (abbr.)
62. Drunkard
SUDOKU
Fun By The Numbers
Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle
will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen
your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test.
Here’s How It Works:
Sudoku puzzles are
formatted as a 9x9
grid, broken down
into nine 3x3 boxes.
To solve a sudoku, the numbers
1 through 9 must
fill each row, column and box. Each
number can appear
only once in each
row, column and
box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers
will appear by using
the numeric clues
already provided in
the boxes. The more
numbers you name,
the easier it gets to
solve the puzzle!
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CRIME
Arrest Reports
06-04 Angel Star Yancey, 32; 455 Beulah Rd., Clinton; Misdemeanor Larceny;
2 Counts: Forgery- Using/Uttering; 2
Counts: Fraud- Obtaining Money/Property by False Pretense; Secured Bond
$6,500; Court 06-05
06-04 David Austin Killian, 25; 1021
Pine Valley Rd., Jacksonville; DWI; Secured Bond $1,750; Court 06-17
06-04 John David Parker, 43; 746 Blake
Rd., Newton Grove; Failure to AppearChild Support; Court 07-12
06-04 Sophia Dial, 32; 607 Mt. Olive Dr.,
Newton Grove; Failure to Appear- Child
Support; Court 06-11
06-05 Rachel Nicole Harris, 27; 205 Martha Lane, Clinton; Simple Assault; Trespass- First Degree; Failure to Appear/
Failure to Comply; Secured Bond $500;
Court 07-01
06-05 Jennifer Kay Robinson Moore, 37;
1275 Honrine Rd., Clinton; Worthless
Check; No Bond; Court 06-09
06-05 Osman Manuel Perdomo, 19;
138 Mary Bryant Rd., Teachey; First Degree Burglary; Robbery with Dangerous
Weapon; 2 Counts: Larceny after Break/
Enter; 2 Counts: Second Degree Kidnapping; Robbery with Dangerous Weapon;
Secured Bond $360,000; Court 06-19
06-05 Scott David White, 34; 11140
Keener Rd., Clinton; Assault on a Female; No Bond; Court 06-16
06-05 Lawrence Anton Wilson, 31; 4939
Pine Ridge Rd., Turkey; 3 Counts: Order
for Arrest- Child Support; Court 06-16
06-05 Anthony Martez Davis, 25; 6875
Ebenezer Forest Rd., Clinton; Possessing/Concealing Weapons; 2 Counts:
Drug Violations; DWI; Secured Bond
$26,500; Court 06-19
06-06 Nathan Joseph Lassiter, 40; 1560
Coker, Mt. Olive; Manufacturing- Non-
Tax Paid Liquor; Possessing/ConcealingNon-Tax Paid Liquor; Possession of Equipment Used to Manufacture Non-Tax Paid
Liquor; No Bond; Court 08-26
06-07 Robert J Smith Jr., 50; 1080 Thomson Ave., Clinton; Simple Physical Assault;
Secured Bond $500; Court 06-15
06-07 Justin Richard Powell, 22; 154 Emerly Lane, Clinton; Contempt of Court, Perjury, Court Violations; Court 06-17
06-08 Fitzgerald Devon Brown, 25; 142
Shady Creek Rd., Pikeville; DWI; Secured
Bond $5,000; Court 07-20
06-08 Johnathan Joseph Ward, 36; 147 Lorraine St., Clinton; Failure to Appear-DWLR
Not Impaired Rev; Expired Registration
Card/Tag; Secured Bond $500; Court 07-02
06-08 Thomas Jarrell Streeter, 27; 255
Peter Cromartie Rd., Garland; Possession
with intent to sell and distribute Marijuana; Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place Controlled Substance; Possession of Marijuana; Secured Bond $25,000; Court 06-19
06-08 Marco Antonio Sanchez, 24; 3527
Blueberry Rd., Currie; Assault on a Female;
Simple Non-Physical Assault; Court 07-02
06-08 Lawrence Junior Brewington, 62;
109 Beulah Herring Lane, Wallace; Failure
to Comply; Court 06-29
06-08 Tabitha Rena Vause, 36; 211 W Roseboro St., Roseboro; Simple Assault; Court
06-30
06-09 Tony Edward Blue, 29; 1115 Warren
Rd., Clinton; Breaking and/or Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Larceny;
Possessing/Concealing Stolen Property;
Secured Bond $20,000; Court 06-19
06-09 James Dwight Fann, 68; 4687 N Salemburg Hwy., Salemburg; Injury to Personal Property; Trespassing; Littering; Secured Bond $1,500; Court 06-29
06-09 Alecia Blair Jacobs, 30; 3054 Old Warsaw Rd., Clinton; Communicating Threats;
Unsecured Bond $1,500; Court 07-07
Marriage Certificates
-Alvin Ray Barnes to Kimberly Robinson Avritt
-Randy Clay Faircloth to Michelle Valisa Bard
-Daniel Lee Wilson to Jennifer Marie Doyle
-James Michael Hardison to Nayeli F Ramirez-Santiago
-Aaron Lee King to Dana Marie Harrelson Neumann
-Brandon Clay Carter to Brittney Alayne Mixon
-Luis Angel Castro Martinez to Enerid Capistran Flores
-Miguel Salinas Jr to Armandina Mejia Fuentes
-Marciano Sanchez-Sanchez to Rosa Sabina Hernandez
Deaths
-Major Bennett Brown
-Roy Jennings Brown III
-Floretta Edwards
-William Evans Evans
-Richard Wagstaff Harrison
-Janie Lee Kersey
-John Henry McLaurin
-Charles Edward Norris
-John Princeton Royal
-Laura Bell Robinson
-Paul Dixon Rich
-Daniel Preston Riley
-Annie Bell Solice
-Paul Jesse Wooten
Births
-Nathan Ricky Blackburn born on May 26, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Kaleb Carl Blackburn and Crystal Elizabeth Darden
-Hoguer Jacob Nunez Luviano born on May 27, 2015 at Sampson Regional
Medical Center to Hoguer Nunez and Brenda Yanet Luviano
-Alejandra Lopez Hernandez born on May 28, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Santis Lopez Domingo and Maria Hernandez Bautista
-Kayleb Ja’Mir Stewart born on May 28, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Joshua Lamir Stewart and Niasia Shane Allen
-Lyrik Stylz Newton born on May 29, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center
to Jeffrey lee Newton Jr and Toni Petrouske Newton
-Cristian Alex Antonio Ventura born on May 30, 2015 at Sampson Regional
Medical Center to Hilda Ventura Cruz
-Aaliyah Love Wilson born on May 30, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center
to Lawrence Antwon Wilson and Latoya Nicole Whitfield
-Destiny Nakiyah Spearman born on May 31, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical
06-09 Brenda K Stevens, 47; 233 Effie Peterson Lane, Roseboro; Trespassing; Written
Promise to Appear; Court 07-07
his Recreation Vehicle from his residence located at 124 Myrtle Rd., Roseboro.
06-09 Kareem Chestnutt, 41; 2363 Browns
Church Rd., Clinton; Domestic Simple Assault on a Female; Court 07-07
06-06 Justin Wrench reported the Larceny of his NC Registration from his
Vehicle located at 12350 Harnett Dunn
Hwy., Dunn.
06-09 Chance Micheal Wildey, 33; 13337
Hwy 210, Roseboro; Contempt of Court,
Perjury, Court Violations; Secured Bond
$1,000; Court 07-24
06-10 Emmitt Ray Jackson, 25; 289 Wiggins Rd., Clinton; Stalking; Unsecured Bond
$5,000; Court 07-09
06-06 Marshall Falatouic reported a
Burglary located at 4317 Faison Hwy.,
Clinton. Items reported missing included a case tank zero turn mower, dove
tail trailer, air compressor, floor jack,
chain saw and shovels.
06-10 Joel Eric Johnson, 50; 116 Shane
Lane, Dunn; 2 Counts: Failure to AppearChild Support; Court 06-16
06-07 Carl Strickland reported a Burglary located at 224 RB Tyndall Lane,
Clinton. Item reported missing medication.
06-10 Taleisha Danielle Banks, 25; 975 Penny Branch Rd., Warsaw; Shoplifting Concealment Goods; Secured Bond $1,000; Court
07-06
06-07 Monica Davis reported a Larceny
at her residence located at 89 Jeanette
Lane, Godwin. Items reported missing
included chrome rims and tires on rims.
06-10 Nacarrias Tronta Jones, 33; 100 Lisa
Lane, Pikeville; 2 Counts: Trafficking in Cocaine; PWISD Cocaine; Possession Marijuana Paraphernalia; Simple Possession of
Marijuana; Simple Possession of Schedule
IV Controlled Substance; Secured Bond
$200,000; Court 06-19
06-08 Martin Lambert reported a Burglary at his residence located at 709 E
Roseboro St., Roseboro. Items reported
missing included a oak buffet, nail guns,
sawzall, cell phone, scroll saw, hedge
trimmer, LG home theater system, tree
stand, deer feeder, mig welder, roofing
magnet and radio equipment.
06-10 Jelisa Danyel Simmons, 25; 207 Dogwood Circle, Clinton; Simple Possession of
Schedule IV Controlled; No Bond; Court 0729
06-10 Phillip Anthony Lock, 36; 5155 C
Hummingbird Rd., Fayetteville; Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle; Court 06-22
06-10 William Franklin Chavis, 40; 3010 HB
Lewis Rd., Clinton; Parole & Probation Violations; Secured Bond $500; Court 07-08
Incident/Investigation Reports
06-04 Elner Nachado-Ordonec reported a
Larceny at 1100 West Darden Rd., Clinton.
Items reported missing included a bicycle
and a gas grill.
06-05 Pervis Owens reported the Theft of
06-09 ES & J Enterprise Inc. reported
the Larceny of an Enclosed Trailer located at 1555 Holland Rd., Autryville.
06-09 Joseph Smith reported a Burglary at his residence located at 2999
S Salemburg Hwy., Roseboro. Items reported missing included a table/chair
set, TV, clothing, canned goods, and
insulin.
06-10 Charles Pope reported the Larceny of his cooler from his residence located at 91 Beaver Rd., Clinton.
06-10 Patricia Sutton reported the Larceny of her Medication from her residence located at 715 Faison Hwy., Clinton.
Center to Christopher George Spearman and Lolita Elisa Hall
-Sergio Isaias Sanchez Alvarado born on June 1, 2015 at Sampson Regional
Medical Center to Sergio Ernesto Sanchez and Jessica Ramirez Alvarado
-Marjorie Nicole Cortes Nicolas born on June 2, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Karina Nicolas Hernandez
Land Transfers
-Isabel De La Piedra Cruz, Thornton Homes Co to Octavio Cruz Tirado- Lot 1 & 2
0.32 acres Belvoir
-Thornton Homes Co to Isabel De La Piedra Cruz to Octavio Cruz Tirado- Lot 1 & 2
0.32 Acres Belvoir
-John Moore Cole/MBR/MGR, Southern Specialties Properties LLC to Haley Blair
Oliver and Robert Caris Oliver Jr- 1.0 Acres Little Coharie
-Pamela S Spell, Terry A Spell to Betty B Horne and Wade Pittman Horne- 2 Tracts
Little Coharie
-Miriam Harris Ellis, Robert Kyle Ellis, Carolin S Harris, Stephen Andrew Harris,
Suzanne Carolin Harris, Claudia Royal Jacobi, Thomas Michael Jacobi, Charles
Kenneth Royal Jr, Suzanne Collier Royal to Brian Edward Hollister- 0.50 Acres Tract
1 Little Coharie
-Arthur Cale Lee, Kevin Jacob Lee, Rose Whaley Lee, Sharlie T Lee to Kevin Jacob
Lee- 5 Tracts Plainview
-Arthur Cale Lee, Kevin Jacob Lee, Rose Whaley Lee, Sharlie T Lee to Arthur Cale
Lee- 0.739 Acres Plainview
-Arthur Cale Lee, Kevin Jacob Lee, Rose Whaley Lee, Sharlie T Lee to Arthur Cale
Lee and Kevin Jacob Lee- 11 tracts w/exceptions Plainview & Herring
-Greensbridge Inc to FSC 1LLC- 9 Tracts w/exceptions McDaniels
-Deborah G Jackson to Deborah G Jackson and Corey J Salamanca- 0.5547 Acres
Plainview
-William L Jackson MGR, Jackson Farming Company LLC to Branch Development
Company Inc- 3 Tracts Piney Grove
-Linda Kay Brown to Richard Carr- 11.72 Acres South River
-Barbara Walker Duckworth Heir, Samuel John Duckworth Heir, Mark Etheridge
Heir, Melody Woodcok Etheridge Estate, Mark Ethridge EXR, Debra Woodcock
Harrell Heir, Tammy Walker Hickman/Heir, Russel Lewis Heir, Wendy Woodcock
Lewis Heir, David Lee Walker Heir, John Dallas Walker Jr Heir, Linda Walker Heir,
Verna Walker Heir to Saralyn Dean Bland, Timothy A Bland- Tract 5 Gordon C
Rogers and Frances C Rogers Land Division Franklin
-David E H West to Nancy Tart Tew and Patricia Tart White- 3 Tracts Plainview
-Joseph Leon Grubbs Sr Estate, R Allen Lytch EXR to Joseph Leon Grubbs Jr- 0.50
Acres Plainview
-Angie Bass, Dixie L Bass, Dorothy Frances Bass, James E Bass Jr, John Haywood
Bass, Melton Little, Metton Little EXR, Metton Little, Velva B Little By EXR, Karen B
Satterfield, Karon B Satterfield, Gerald D Scarbrough, Kathy Scarbrough, Wanda
Gail Scarbrough, Edward Keith Spell, Mattie Bass Gray Sumner, Mattie Gray
Sumner to Karon B Satterfield, Ted Satterfield- Lot Sampson
Week of June 12-18, 2015
ELIZABETHTOWN
Ms. Carol Ann Boatman,
45 of Elizabethtown, passed
away Tuesday, June 9, 2015
at her home. She was born
in Washington, PA. She
had previously worked
with Levi Strauss as a store
supervisor. A memorial
service will be held at
2:00 P.M., Friday, June 12
at Butler Funeral Home
in Stedman with Rev. David Bays officiating. The visitation
will be at the funeral home Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 to
8:00 P.M. She is survived by her mother, Joyce L. Boatman
of Elizabethtown; children, Ciarra L. Jimenez, Caroline J.
Schroepfer (husband John) and Royce D. Jimenez; stepchildren, Jeremy Jimenez (wife Toni), Russell Jimenez (wife
Mandi), Robert Jimenez and their father, Russell Jimenez Sr.;
grandchildren, Elizabeth Z. Jimenez, Tyler D. Jimenez, Jaxson
D. Jimenez and Taylor M. Jimenez; siblings, Terri L. De Geest
(husband Larry), Thomas J. Thompson (T.J.) (wife Christie),
Timothy W. McWhorter (wife Stefanie) and Carl Thompson.
She is predeceased by her father, Roy Boatman and a brother,
Gy.Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman. In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Carol Boatman Benefit Memorial Fund c/o Joyce
Boatman. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535
Clinton Rd., Stedman, N.C.
CLINTON
Roy Jennings Brown,
III, 72, of 1051 Beulah
Road, died Thursday,
June 4 at Sampson
Regional Medical Center
surrounded by family
and friends. A memorial
service was held at 2 P.M.
Monday, June 8, at First
Baptist Church Chapel,
with the Rev. Dr. Ray Ammons and Rev. Joseph Hester
officiating. Interment followed in the Clinton City Cemetery.
Roy, born in 1942 in Harnett County was the son of the late
Roy Jennings Brown, II and Eula Mae Lee Brown. Roy had
an incredible wit about him, an unforgettable personality
and a unique sense of humor. Anyone who met him was
guaranteed a smile. He was an avid sports writer for the
Smithfield Herald, News & Observer and his own weekly golf
newspaper, The Golf Reporter. He served four years in the
US Air Force before marrying the love of his life, Patricia,
who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death
by his sister, Helen Capps. In addition to his mother he is
survived by a son, Roy Jennings Brown, IV, “Jay” & wife
Karen; daughter, Sara Lynn Brown of Wilmington; brothers
and sisters, Gretchen & husband Dr. Joseph Overby, Eric
Brown & wife Sheila, Jane Kate Brown; sister-in-law, Sylvia &
husband B.J. Miller; nieces and nephews, Eddie, Erin & Erica
Miller; and caretaker, Shirley Williams. The family received
friends 5-7 P.M. Sunday, June 7, at Coharie Country Club,
Club House and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Tim’s Gifts, Inc., 108 Northeast
Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are
by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St.,
Clinton, NC 28328.
AUTRYVILLE
Mrs. Lonnie Marie Fisher
Collister, 53 of Autryville
passed away on Friday, June
5, 2015 at her home. The
funeral service was held
at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 7
at Butler Funeral Home in
Stedman with Rev. Larry
Autry officiating. Burial
followed in the Fisher Cemetery. Mrs. Collister was a native
of Sampson County, the daughter of the late William James
and Carolyn Montee Horne Fisher. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Collister of the home;
one sister, Pamela Denise Clark of Stedman; three brothers,
William James Fisher, Jr. of Bamberg, SC, Robert Lathan
Fisher and Donald Ray Fisher both of Autryville. The family
received friends from 6-8 PM Saturday evening at Butler
Funeral Home in Stedman and at other times at the home.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton
Road, Stedman, NC.
Clinton
Mr. William Eddie Evans of
516 Herring St. died June 5,
2015. He was born January
2, 1955 to the late Edna Mae
Evans and William Ralph
Evans. He leaves behind
a loving wife, mother
and grandmother, Teresa
Skipper Evans, a wonderful
sister, Ann Evans Tyndall,
a stepson John Richmond,
a son Jason and grandchildren: Kristy, Elizabeth, Andrew,
Addison, Allie and Ayden. Aunts, nieces and nephews from
both Skipper and Evans families, all of whom he admired and
appreciated. He gave 28 years to the Pest Control Industry,
beginning part-time 1970 – 72 in high school with J. L. and
Louise Marshburn of Marshburn Extermination. In 1981
he started full-time, and in 1993, Jimmy Marshburn gave
Eddie the opportunity to become owner of STATE PEST
CONTROL, formerly Marshburn’s. Eddie was owner until
deciding to retire from pest control in 2007. After joining
COASTAL AGRIBUSINESS as driver/delivery, the urge
to once again re-enter pest control, led Eddie to rejoin
STATE PEST CONTROL in 2012, part-time as serviceman.
In 2015 at age 60 Eddie took and passed the demanding 3
stage requirements, over a 4 month span, to regain a pest
control license in N.C., thereby starting EDDIE EVANS
EXTERMINATING. Pest control was his passion, public
confidence and trust, his goal. A funeral service was held at 7
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OBITUARIES
P. M. on Sunday June 7, 2015, at Crumpler Honeycutt Funeral
Home with Minister Robert Oliver officiating. The family
received friends from 6 to 7, one hour prior to the service at
the funeral home. Burial was held at 11:00 A. M. Monday June
8, 2015 at Clinton City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to
www.children’s promise.org., or Clinton Church of Christ, P
O Box 193, Clinton, N. C 28329 or Harmony Baptist Church,
1357 Harmony Church Rd., Clinton, N C 28328. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com.
Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home,
118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328.
CARTHAGE
Doris Guin Fuquay, age 84,
of Carthage, passed away on
Saturday, June 6, 2015, at her
home, surrounded by her
family. A celebration of life
was held on Tuesday, June
9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at YatesThagard Baptist Church with
Pastor Steven Johnson and
Pastor Sammy Frye officiating.
The body was available for
viewing one hour prior to the service at the church. The
family received friends immediately following the service at
the church. A private burial was held at Yates-Thagard Baptist
Church Cemetery. Doris was born in Cumberland County
on March 20, 1931 to Weldon Black and Ollie Moore Guin.
She spent her working career as the director of Moore County
Board of Elections. She was a devoted member of YatesThagard Baptist Church. A loving mother, sister, grandmother,
and a faithful friend, she will be remembered for her beautiful
smile, kindness and generosity to all. She is survived by her
children, Vickie Cobb and husband Tommy of Elm City, NC,
Gary H. Fuquay of Raleigh, NC, Keith A. Fuquay of High
Point, NC, Janice F. Harvey and husband Ken of Columbus,
GA; sister, Juanita Matthews of Vass; grandchildren, Scott,
Kevin, Steven, Samuel, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Emily and Zack; greatgrandchildren, Henry and Virginia. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Weldon Black and Ollie Moore Guin;
husband, Howard Eugene Fuquay; brothers, Doug Guin
and Bill Guin. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made
to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road,
Pinehurst, NC 28374. Condolences may be sent to www.
coxmemorialfuneralhome.com. Cox Memorial...”Serving
GOD by serving families in a time of need.”
INGOLD
Janie Lee Matthis Kersey,
age 90, formerly of Ingold,
went home to meet her Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ on
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
at Southwood Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Clinton,
NC. A funeral service was
held at 2:00 pm Saturday,
June 6th, at Union Grove
Missionary Baptist Church, 863 Boney Mill Rd., Clinton
with Pastor Rev. Raeford Carter, Jr., Rev. Earl Smith, and Rev.
Michael Salisbury officiating. Burial will follow in the Ingold
Community Cemetery, Lisbon Bridge Road, Garland. Janie
was born on January 11, 1925 in Sampson County to Leondias
Bates and Mamie Fryar Matthis. She was the loving wife of
her predeceased husband, James E. Kersey. Janie lived in the
Union Grove Church and Ingold communities of Sampson
County all of her life. She retired from Gayle Fashions after
many years of service. She was a doting mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and
friend to many. Above all, she loved her Lord, served her
community and church by her loving spirit and unwavering
faith in Jesus Christ. She was predeceased by a son, Belvin
Kersey of Ingold, one brother, Leon McAuther Matthis; sisters,
Annie Laura Matthis Cannady, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matthis
Dudley, and Doris Matthis Saunders. She is survived by a son,
Jimmy E. Kersey and wife Marilyn of Clinton; daughter-inlaw, Yvonne Kersey of Ingold; sister, Marie Matthis Walters
of Clinton; brothers, Tom Matthis, Bobby Matthis and wife
Linda, and brother-in-law, Wilbert Dudley, all of Clinton;
five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and three greatgreat-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family
will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church
and other times at the home of her son Jimmy Kersey, 300
Timberwood Ln, Clinton, NC. Janie loved the Union Grove
Church and community. She appreciated all their faithful
and loving kindnesses to her. Janie cared deeply for young
people, their salvation and continued growth in Christ held a
special place in her heart. In lieu of flowers, please make your
memorial to your choice of either of these outstanding youth
programs: Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Youth,
C/O Kathy Jones, 863 Boney Mill Rd, Clinton, NC; or The
Vine Fellowship Youth, PO Box 581, Clinton, NC 28329. The
family thanks Southwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
and Liberty Hospice for their loving care. Condolences may
be sent by visiting www.royalhallfuneralhome.com. RoyalHall is honored to serve the Kersey family.
FAYETTEVILLE
Ms. Mary Joyce McLaurin,
66, of Fayetteville died
Saturday, June 6 at her home.
She was a homemaker. She was
a native of Sampson County,
the daughter of the late Sad
Paul Horne and Mary Lee
Doris Autry. In addition to her
parents, she was predeceased
by her husband, Donnie
Morris; a son, Carl Julius
McLaurin and a brother, William (Buddy) Horne. The family
received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 10
at Butler Funeral Home in Stedman. A graveside service was
held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at George Horne Cemetery with
Revs. Juan & Sharon Martinez officiating. She is survived by
her daughter, Charlene Jackson (husband Wesley) of Falcon,
grandson, Charles Wesley Jackson; step-sons, Michael Morris
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of Fayetteville and Donnie Ray Morris of Charlotte; sisters,
Kay Lowther of Fayetteville, Brenda Chavis of Fayetteville,
Barbara Candler of Parkton and Alesia Horne of Fayetteville;
brother, Rev. Johnny Paul Horne of Lumber Bridge; fiance’,
Jeffery Musselwhite; numerous nieces and nephews. Services
entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Rd., Stedman,
N.C.
AUTRYVILLE
Mr. Henry Tate Spell, 88
of 7992 Autryville Road,
Autryville,
passed
away
Monday, June 8, 2015 at his
home. The funeral service
will be held at 11:00 A.M.
Friday, June 12, 2015 at Mt.
Carmel Church of God of
Prophecy with Bishop Warren
H. Barfield, Sr. and Rev. Eddie
Smith officiating. Burial will
follow at Johnson-Brock Cemetery, Autryville. Mr. Spell was
born on October 27, 1926 in Sampson County to the late
William Owen and Betty Kate Butler Spell. He worked as a
salesperson with Spell Furniture and was a lifelong member
of Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy where he was song
leader for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Mannie
Brock Spell of the home; two daughters, Wanda Hughes and
husband Charles of Stedman and Kathy Asmer and husband
Fred of Winnsboro, S.C.; two sisters, Alice Sutton and Betty
Clair Bullard both of Roseboro; three grandchildren, Chuck
Hughes and wife Carrie, Casey Hughes and wife Rachel
all of Stedman, and Chase Asmer of Columbia, S.C.; and
five great grandchildren, Tyler, Callie, Kaylee, Dallas and
Brooklyn. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00
P.M. Thursday evening at the Mt. Carmel Church of God of
Prophecy Family Life Center, 1655 Mt. Carmel Church Road,
Autryville. Arrangements entrusted to Butler Funeral Home,
401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.
MOORE COUNTY
Master Rylan Sylas Curnutt infant son of Natasha Vasey
and Justin Curnutt was born on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and went to be with the
Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A service will be held at a later date and will be announced
by Cox Memorial Funeral Home. Rylan Sylas Curnutt is
survived by his parents, Natasha Vasey and Justin Curnutt of
Vass; sisters, Viola-Kadence and Macie of the home; brother,
Brantley of the home; maternal grandparents, Teresa Barnett
and Robert McFarland of Vass; paternal grandmother,
Sherry Worley of SC. Condolences may be sent to www.
coxmemorialfuneralhome.com. Cox Memorial…”Serving
GOD by serving families in a time of need.”
ELIZABETHTOWN
Mrs. Grace Herring Clark 86 of 200 Johnson Ave. died
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center in
Durham, NC. A graveside service will be held at 2:00P.M.
Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery,
by Dr. David Elks. Mrs. Clark is survived by one daughter,
Linda Clark of Elizabethtown, two brothers, Ralph Herring
of Shallotte, Gary Herring of Elizabethtown, two grandsons,
Darrin Davis & wife Barbara of Raeford, Brad Davis & wife
Brandi of Raleigh. The family will receive friends Thursday,
June 11, 2015 from 6:00P.M.-8:00P.M. at Elizabethtown
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Online condolences maybe
sent through www.carterfh.com. Service by Carter Funeral
Home in Garland.
CLINTON
Elder Philmore Marable, 58, of 201 Eliza Lane, Apt B., died
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Haymount Rehab & Nursing Center,
Fayetteville, NC. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Friday,
June 12, at Mt. Carmel Church of Christ with Elder David
Marable, Jr. officiating. The burial will follow in Hillcrest
Memorial Park with Military Honors. The visitation will be
held Thursday, June 11 from 1-7 p.m. at Brock Memorial &
Worley Funeral Home with the family present from 6-7 p.m.
Elder Marable is survived by his Wife, Sadonna Marable
of the home; Daughters, Jazmine Robinson of Warsaw, NC
and Taaliyah Carr of the home; Sons, Phil Curtis Marable
of Charlotte, NC, MiChale Marable of Magnolia, NC, Don
Smith of Salemburg, NC, James Carr of Kenley, NC Kenny
Draughon of Magnolia, NC; Sisters, Angela Marable, Joyce
Bulter, and Barbara Marable all of Clinton, NC; Brothers,
Ronnie Marable of Clinton, NC and Eddie Robinson of
Durham, NC; 11 grandchildren. Online condolences may
be sent to www.brockmemorialandworley.com. Services
entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.
STEDMAN
Uriel Andrew McCormick, 5 months, of Stedman, passed
away Monday, June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be
held at 5:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2015 at Butler Funeral
Home Chapel, officiating will be Rev. Steven Burnham.
He is survived by his parents, Christopher and Gabrielle
McCormick; brothers, Raphael Angel McCormick his twin,
Miguel Anthony McCormick, Gabriel Alexander McCormick
and Te’Jon Jamir McCormick; maternal grandparents, Marta
E. Cuevas of Hinesville, GA and Elmer Cuevas of Savannah,
GA; paternal grandparents, Donald & Cathy McCormick
of Stedman; great grandparents, Margarita Cruz of Jersey
City, NJ, Harry & Brenda Smith of Dunn, NC and Walter
& Elsie McCormick of Sanford; additional grandparents,
Sharoletta Cuevas of Savannah, GA and Ivey Sarvis, Jr. of
Hinesville, GA; aunts & uncles, Durrell McdCormick, Marta
A. Cuevas, Eddie Workman, Jr., Jasmine Cuevas, Michael A.
Luna, Vincent A. Luna and Jasmine C.R. Cuevas. Services
entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Rd.,
Stedman, N.C.
CLINTON
Mr. Beecher Albert “Al” Williams, Jr., 72, of 601 Nicholson
Street, died Monday, June 10th 2015 at Sampson Regional
Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at
this time, but will be announced. Condolences may be sent
by visiting www.royalhallfuneralhome.com. Royal-Hall is
honored to serve the Williams Family.
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The Sampson Weekly (910) 590-2102
YARD SALE
June 13,
At the Clinton
Moose Lodge
2720 W Main
St, Clinton, NC
28328 (By the
Airport)
Rain or shineSpaces available
for $10.00 each
FMI Contact
Donald Tunar
910-249-0505
or Cletas Dula
910-385-7208
FOR SALE
1190 King Rd
Clinton, NC
Retired prints, figurines, candles etc.
Saturday June 13th
7am-Until
10 FT No Till Grain Drill
Price: $12,00.00
Contact: Kyle Brewington
Home: 910-564-6690
Cell: 910-214-6011
Yard Sale
Yard Sale
1190 King Rd
Clinton, NC
Saturday June
13th 7am-Until
Weather
Permitting
Clothing, small
appliances,
home décor,
much more
7:00 am
Until
2004 Bass
Town Rd
Brand new
dishes,Variety
of house hold
items;
Wood Crafts,
Wood
Patterns for
crafts, lots
more
Advertise
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2102
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• Refrigerator
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Sale
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14X45 within
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limits.
High traffic
area- Conveniently located
on a private lot.
Currently setup
for Hairstylist and manicure-pedicure
business
Can easily be
converted to
office space.
Reasonably
priced for a
start-up business.
Call (910) 5921488 for more
details.
Yard Sale
Sat June 13th
7:30 am until 4:00 pm
Garland Hwy- Across from old
Clear Run School
House Hold Goods, Baby Clothing,
Lady 7, Boys Jeans.
FOR SALE
45 FT 8 Inch Grain Auger
Price: $1,400.00
Contact: Kyle Brewington
Home: 910-564-6690 or Cell:
910-214-6011
All In One
Construction
Custom Tile Showers,
Floors & Backsplashes.
Metal Roof
installation
and Home Repair
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• Emergency Call System
• Carpet
• Central Heat & Air • Community Room
• Handicap Accessible • Coin Operated Laundry
**Rent Based on Income**
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TTY: 800-735-2962
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• Brakes • Ball Joints • CV Axles • Tie Rods • Etc
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Please apply at 540 Autry HWY
Roseboro, NC 28382 or email resume to
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INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS (IFP)
Town of Roseboro, NC
The Town of Roseboro invites interested private residential or
commercial developers to submit proposals to purchase and
develop part or all of approximately 2/3rd acres of Town
owned vacant land in the downtown business district.
Send written proposals to the Roseboro Town Clerk,
P O Box 848, Roseboro, NC 28382 by July 15, 2015.
For more information or to schedule a site visit, contact the
Town Clerk at 910-525-4121 or email
[email protected]
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BUSINESS
Chamber Chat
With Laura Deans
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Congratulations
Chamber Member of the Week
It has been a true honor to be a part of the Clinton-Sampson
Chamber of Commerce for my first two weeks! Thank you
for your constant support and encouragement as I continue
this journey with each of you. I am very excited about the continued growth and opportunities for Sampson County and the Chamber.
Part of the Chamber’s mission is to support and promote a healthy business and industry environment. Each year, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is honored to
partner with the N.C. Department of Labor as we recognize those that have placed an
emphasis on safety throughout the year. We commend both the business and its employees for their effort through the partnership with the NCDOL and strive to recognize
these accomplishments.
Each year these awards are presented by Commissioner Cherie Berry, North Carolina’s
first female labor commissioner sworn in on January 6, 2001. A native of Catawba County, Commissioner Berry currently resides in Newton, and has a goal as labor commissioner to make North Carolina the safest sat in the country for workers.
On November 6th, 2012, Commissioner Berry made North Carolina history when she
was re-elected to a fourth term, making her the longest serving Republican on the
Council of State.
The Chamber values the county’s workforce and each year it is evident that our area
businesses and industries make safety and health of their employees a priority. We held
this event on Tuesday, June 9th and celebrated over 500 safety awards with the recipients.
Congratulations to the Chamber’s Member of the Week, K & C Farms of North
Carolina. Located on 360 Medford Lane in Salemburg, K & C Farms of North
Carolina is a third generation family owned and operated farm. They are a contract
grower of turkeys for Prestage Farms. K & C Farms also grows tobacco, butterbeans,
peas, soybeans, wheat and corn. Their passion is feeding your family.
I encourage you to stop by and congratulate our member of the week, K & C Farms, and
also to discover more about all of our members by visiting the website at clintonsampsonchamber.org. For whatever service or product you’re seeking, we are proud to recommend our members. Join us next Monday at 10:30 to celebrate next week’s member
of the week, A Peaceful Path of 820 College Street, Clinton.
For more information about K & C Farms of North Carolina, please contact Cherilyn
Williams at 910-591-7667, e-mail [email protected] For more information
about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, please call 910-592-6177,
e-mail [email protected] or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.
org.
Don’t forget about our kick-off event for Young Professionals that is scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at Oasis. Click on the “Young Professionals” tab on our Chamber website
for both membership and sponsor applications! The event is going to involve great networking opportunities and will be a wonderful way to meet with the young professionals of Sampson County.
COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY
FOR YOUR BENEFIT
By Brenda Brown
Social Security Public
Affairs Specialist
in Fayetteville, NC
For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, visit www.
clintonsampsonchamber.org or call 910-592-6177. I encourage you to support our local
businesses, to get involved with our community, and let the Chamber work for you!
Good communication is about more than just promptly
taking a customer’s phone call or directing them to a
helpful website. It includes providing useful information
in a clear and easy-to-understand way, in writing, on
the web, and over the phone. June is National Effective
Communications Month, but at Social Security, we’re at
the forefront of clear, concise communications all the time.
Our efforts to better serve and clearly communicate with the American public
are paying off, and people like you are reaping the benefits. We’re proud of
our consistently high ratings in customer satisfaction and usability.
Featured in the picture above are from the recipients from the 2015 Safety Awards
Banquet with Commissioner Berry and Eursula Joyner, Safety Awards Coordinator.
In the most recent ForSee E-Government Satisfaction survey, Social
Security’s website outranks the customer satisfaction ratings of the private
sector websites of icons like Amazon, LL Bean, and Apple. Out of the topranked government websites, five of our sites were ranked in the top six,
including the Retirement Estimator, Business Services Online, my Social
Security, and our online benefit application sites.
This year, for the second year in a row, we received confirmation that we’re
doing a great job of explaining our programs and services to the American
public in our written products. We scored an “A” on the 2014 Federal Plain
Language Report Card from the Center for Plain Language. This grade
means we’re exceeding the standards of the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which
requires federal agencies to communicate clearly with the public. We’re the
only federal agency to earn this honor for two consecutive years!
Not only is our website simple to navigate and understand, our publications and
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are easy to read and understand as well.
You can browse through our collection of publications at www.socialsecurity.
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The 2014-2015 Amended Budget and the 2015-2016 Proposed Budget for the Town of Harrells has been presented to
the Harrells Board of Alderman, and is available for public inspection at the Town Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday’s and will also be posted on the front door until the public hearing.
There will be a regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Alderman and a public hearing on Tuesday, June 23,
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