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We Should Know...
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Curtis Smith
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SAMPSON COUNTY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
The Sampson Weekly
FREE
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 46
Week of November 13-20, 2014
www.thesampsonweekly.com
$1 Million Prize
In Exclusive
Lottery Drawing
Goes To Sampson
County Man
INSIDE
Local News
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Dumb and Dumber To
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FIREMEN & UCARE: Sampsonians
You Can Count On 24 Hours A Day
Athlete of the Week
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WEATHER
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Volunteer Firemen from across Sampson County are preparing to look their best. That’s
right! And it’s not for a calendar full of fit and trim, bare chested firemen climbing ladders and dragging hoses. Nope… These brave men are getting all dolled up for a beauty
pageant – a WOMAN-LESS beauty pageant in fact – all in the name of charity.
Organizer Jeff Warren, of ABC Express Insurance, says that so far he has lined up between 12 and 15 brave volunteer firemen, people you can count on 24 hours a day, to
dress in drag for UCARE. Contestants will come from volunteer departments across
Sampson County to help raise funds for UCARE, another group that Warren says you
can count on 24 hours a day.
As Chairperson for the UCARE Board of Directors, Jeff Warren and others organized
the WOMAN-LESS Beauty Pageant to help meet an increased need for services during
a surprising decrease in funding. “While donations are down, the need at UCARE is
PAGEANT, see P. 4
Roseboro- A Small Town on the Move
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McCrea, a worker for 20 years at Guilford Mills in Kenansville,
said just days before he and his wife had talked about the holidays
and he wondered if he should work overtime to earn money for
gifts. “And I had $1 million sitting right there and didn’t even
know it,” he said.
After the required federal and state taxes were withheld, McCrea
received a check for $692,001. He said he had no specific plans
yet for his winnings, but does enjoy traveling with family.
“What everybody else says, pay bills off,” McCrea said. “I’m no
different than anyone else. I have bills. I’ll pay my bills and live
comfortably.”
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WEEKLY VERSE
WEEKLY INDEX
Local..............................................1-7
Health...............................................8
Faith..................................................9
Entertainment................................10
Sports........................................13-17
Education.......................................18
Crime..............................................20
Obits...............................................21
Classifieds.......................................22
Business..........................................23
Performance...................................24
Commissioner Holland explains the options Roseboro’s board has for refinancing the
town’s nearly $920,000 of debt.
The small town of Roseboro is a town making strides to outpace the fate of many other
small rural towns by being aggressive in their approach to remaining viable and vital.
One way the town is staying aggressive is by refinancing their debt. Debt has plagued
many small towns across rural communities in our country, forcing small towns to raise
their tax rates above the national average and many find themselves curtailing services
ROSEBORO, see P. 3
they provide to their community. In an effort to better serve the
The new lottery game offer three ways for someone to win $1
million or more. Players can:
• Win the Top Prize, which begins at $15 million and can rise to
$25 million.
• Become one of the many, randomly-selected $1 million
winners when another player wins the Top Prize.
• Register a ticket online to earn entries into a drawing for a
chance to appear on a nationally
WINNER, see P. 3
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The Education Lottery offered the special $1 million prize to
kick off the new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ lottery
game by ensuring someone would win $1 million in the first
drawing. McCrea heard about the drawing and bought two of
the $5 tickets at the Wilco on N.C. 41 South in Wallace. After the
drawing, his wife checked the tickets, didn’t see that one was a
winner, but left them on the dresser for McCrea to check later.
Then, one day at work, a co-worker told McCrea that someone
who lived in the area had bought the winning ticket. McCrea
found the tickets and put them in his truck. A couple of days
later, while getting gas, he used a lottery ticket checker and
discovered one was a winner. The store clerk said to take the
ticket to a lottery office to claim his prize.
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I can do
all things
through
Christ who
strengthens
me.
Philippians
4:13
RALEIGH – The $1 million prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s
exclusive, one-time drawing on Oct. 24 goes to a Sampson
County textile worker, William McCrea, who kept the ticket on
his dresser at home and then in his truck before discovering 12
days afterward he had the lucky ticket.
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Week of November 13-20, 2014
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LOCAL NEWS
NCFA PRESENTS JACKSON WITH ITS FRIEND OF FORESTRY AWARD
“Senator Jackson is one of our best advocates in the North
Carolina General Assembly,” stated NCFA President Ray Allen. “He understands the pressures facing agribusiness today,
including forest products which ranks as the state’s number
one manufacturing industry. This Friend of Forestry Award
recognizes Senator Jackson’s dedication to rural economies.
His efforts are important to our membership and directly impact our state’s environmental and economic health in a positive way.”
Founded in 1911, the NCFA is the state’s oldest forest conservation organization. The association has over 4,000 members
with ties to forestry and the forest products industry across
the state. Throughout the year, the NCFA offers a variety of
programs and services to forest landowners, the general public and forest professionals that promote responsible use and
management of our state’s forests.
The forest products industry has a direct economic impact of
$13.5 billion in industry output and employs over 53 thousand people with an annual payroll of $2.84 billion. Including
direct, indirect, and induced impacts, the forest sector had a
total economic impact of $23.47 billion in industry output
and supported more than 122,000 jobs with a payroll of $6.08
billion.
(l-r) NCFA Member Charles Jones, Senator Brent Jackson and NCFA President Ray Allen pose for a photo at the NCFA’s Annual Meeting. Jones and Allen presented Senator Jackson with the association’s Friends of Forestry Award.
The North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) recognized
North Carolina State Senator Brent Jackson with its 2014
Friend of Forestry Award last Thursday at the association’s annual meeting at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.
Salemburg High Class of
1954 Holds Reunion
The 1954 class of Salemburg High School held their 60th year reunion at Salem Pizza on
October 10th.
Each person received a booklet with a brief history of each member since graduation.
Pictured L-R standing: Clute Fann, Linda Brown, Frankie Andrews, Barbara Holland, Jackie McLamb and Thomas Royal, Seated L-R: Priscilla Owen, Mary Efale Jones, Bettie Joe
Faircloth, Shirley Cooper and Herman Royal
North Carolina has approximately 18.6 million acres of forest,
covering 60 percent of the state. The state’s timberland is held
by non-industrial private forest owners (79%), public ownerships (15%) and forest industry (6%).
The Clinton Police
Department Officially
Unveils New Patrol Cars
Starting last Thursday, the Clinton PD has been seen around town in Black and White
Dodge Chargers. The first Charger- a K9 Unit officially took to the city streets on Thursday
morning. The three new "state of the art" cruisers are outfitted with the latest technology,
including onboard cameras and safety equipment to protect both officer, K9 and passengers. Lt. Anthony Davis stated, "We have outfitted the vehicles by buying from local businesses." Davis continued, "We have also mirrored the City of Clinton's colors and fonts in
every detail including the city's new Seal."
Sampson 4-H at the NC State Fair
Sampson County 4-H had thirty-eight participants competing at the NC State Fair this year.
Youth receiving Honorable Mention in the Culinary and Crafts Divisions included Madelyn
Hall with a quilt and Kendall Lanier with a giraffe painting. Several of the livestock showmen
enjoyed four days at the fair with their campers, showing by day and taking-in the midway
at night. Highlights from their competitions were Wyatt Kendall winning Champion Intermediate Showman & Shane Kendall with Reserve Champion Junior Showman in the cattle
barn. Carlie Piercy also won the Senator James Speed Achievement Scholarship, which was
presented during the Sale of Champions. Pictured L-R are livestock showmen Aubrey Herring, Hannah Naylor, Samantha Naylor, Zannah Royal, Rhylee Pope, Chasen Matthis, Carlie
Piercy, Joesen Pope, Tate Naylor, Wyatt Kendall, Colbey Matthis, Shane Kendall, and Hannah
Horne. If you would like more information on how you can get involved with your local 4-H
Program call the Cooperative Extension Office at 910-592-7161.
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Week of November 13-20, 2014
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televised game show. The show starts in February and will have more
than $2.5 million in prize money on each episode.
Ticket sales in the new MONOPOLY MILLIOINAIRES’ CLUB game will help the Education
Lottery reach its goal of raising half a billion dollars this year for education. Net proceeds will
be used to help pay salaries of teachers and teacher assistants, for pre-kindergarten programs for
at-risk four-year-olds, school construction and repair, and need-based college scholarships and
financial aid.
For details on how more than $24 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Sampson
County, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website.
(Picture and information via the North Carolina Education Lottery)
Kirby Crowned Miss Clinton
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ROSEBORO, cont. from 1
tax payers of Roseboro and its citizens, the town has
made a commitment to refinance the town’s debt. What
the Roseboro town board is discovering through the refinance odyssey is very similar
to what many homeowners’ face when refinancing, there are no clear-cut black and
white answers. Every situation is measured on its own merit and as Commissioner
Holland stated, “The goal posts have been moved.”
The Town of Roseboro discussed refinancing their debt of approximately $920,000
nearly three months ago at their monthly commissioners meeting. This move could
potentially save the town over $431,000, which would greatly benefit the community
and taxpayers.
With several special called meetings and more discussions and resolutions to allow
the town to move forward, the town has run into a potential road block with the Local
Government Commission (LGC). The sticking point is whether the LGC will allow
Roseboro to refinance the largest of the three debts on a 12 year term versus a 10
year term. The board voted confidently to move the refinancing of the water and sewer
bond forward on a 12 year term last month. In discussions with the LGC, the issue
has become a bit murky. According to Commissioner Holland, the LGC has not clearly
instructed the town to reconsider the twelve year term but has insisted in different
conversations that a maximum of a 10 year term would be more acceptable.
With this said, the board continued working toward their goal of refinancing their debt
at Monday night’s board meeting by discussing the various options. Options which
concluded with staying the course on refinancing the Senior Center, making a small
change in refinancing the Fire Truck obligation and waiting until next Monday night
(11/17) to make a final decision on the Water Sewer Bond. All board members voiced
their concerns for balancing both the need to refinance and the need to keep the town’s
monthly obligation within a safe range.
One option brought to the board Monday night included refinancing the water sewer
bond at the ten year term and paying the $70,000 annual payment which has already
been budgeted within this year’s budget, essentially keeping the monthly payment
at the agreed-comfortable limit previously approved by the board at last month’s
meeting. Again all board members agreed this was a viable option, but they were all in
agreement to not jump into making a quick decision and to take the week to consider
all the options and reconvene next Monday night in order to give their blessing.
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Clinton—Wednesday, November 19
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a new logo for the town of Roseboro and tag line aimed at branding Roseboro. Mayor
Pro-tem Alice Butler presented the new logo and tag line explaining that this was
made available through the $100,000 STEP grant the town received last year. One
of the components of the STEP grant is for the purpose of branding and marketing
the town. Butler, who presented the logo, explained that the town needed to also
consider incorporating the new logo in all correspondence, signage and marketing
and include landscaping the corporate town limits with roses for consistency.
According to the official Branding Program, “The branding of Roseboro as a town full
of potential and poised for growth includes all the emotions and ideas associated with
the products and services that create a distinct experience for visitors and residents.
It includes all things real or perceived, physical or sensory, planned or unplanned. For
those seeking a slower pace, Roseboro provides a safe place to come home. With
quaint houses, walkable neighborhoods and all the essential comforts, this small town
is just a short commute from Fayetteville and centrally located between Raleigh and
the coast.”
The new, more modern rose and tag line “Roseboro-Take Root and Bloom” was
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Butler stated, “The STEP
committee is very excited
about the new branding
for Roseboro. We are
thankful for the STEP
grant that is allowing us
to improve Roseboro’s
communication
and
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also glad the Town Board
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our
efforts.
While
the
primary
goal of our branding
effort
is
economic
development, our hope
is that both businesses
and residents will “take
root and bloom” in
Roseboro.”
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increasing,” says Warren. “We thought this would be a fun
way to raise money and awareness – using firemen you can
always count on to help an organization that so many others count on.”
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“We served over 600 clients last year and the shelter has been at capacity for a long
time,” explains Warren. His unique fundraising idea is being organized as a way to help
meet a significant drop in donations to UCARE, Sampson County’s domestic violence
and sexual assault program. UCARE operates a 24 hour emergency shelter for victims
of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as a 24 hour crises line. In addition,
UCARE offers an array of key assistance options, treatment programs and education
programs.
To highlight the increased need, Warren reminds the community of a high profile murder/suicide case and another kidnapping case, both recent Sampson County tragedies.
“Domestic violence is on the rise everywhere,” stresses Warren. “The need is as great
now as it’s ever been, while donations are down. Education programs highlight the ur-
gency of the problem as more and more victims find the courage to brave coming out
of the shadows.”
“UCARE Inc. is the only resource for many of these victims,” adds Warren. “They
count on UCARE being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… Just like we count
on our Firefighters being there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” And it’s that connection, putting out fires, that inspired what should be a fun, if not funny, fundraiser for
UCARE Inc.”
The WOMAN-LESS Beauty Pageant will be held at Sunset Avenue Auditorium on
Sunday, November 23 beginning at 3:00 PM. Volunteer firemen will compete in 3
categories including Holiday Wear, Competition Wear and Evening Gown. Admission tickets are $10 each and $5 for students, with all proceeds to benefit UCARE
Inc. There are also sponsorships available ranging from $250 to $20. The deadline for
sponsorship is November 18th. For more information or for ways you can help and
have fun at the same time, please contact Jeff Warren at 910-337-3695.
New Biofuels Curriculum in Sampson County Classrooms
Becky Lockamy, Director of Middle Grades Education, presented to the Sampson County
Board of Education a brief overview of Sampson County’s newest curriculum at Thursday’s
board work session.
Lockamy explained with excitement, the new Biofuels curriculum and the opportunity afforded the county with the future of biofuels. Lockamy stated, “One thing Sampson County
has is lots of plants and animals. North Carolina’s agriculture industry holds great promise
for the biofuels industry. The state has a long growing season which is conducive to a wide
range of crops, biomass and trees.” Biofuels are a type of energy derived from renewable and
animal materials or waste.
During the presentation, Lockamy explained that North Carolina State University had developed a Biofuels curriculum through a grant with BP. NC State’s program is an innovative
science curriculum designed to engage youth about the importance of using renewable energy sources in developing independent sustainable energy culture. In using the curriculum,
young people explore reasons, resources and processes for biofuel production, as well as
related economics and career opportunities. Using critical thinking skills, to deeply engage
with the curriculum and to further evaluate environmental issues.
Lockamy also noted the local agriculture extension office was conducting training for out of
state teachers from Texas and from Florida, noting that we are in the prime area for this type
of training. With this said Lockamy explained the progression from learning of the NCSU
Biofuels curriculum to acquiring permission to adopt the curriculum (parts of the curriculum), to training of middle school science teachers and high school Agriculture teachers.
Continuing the presentation, Lockamy explained that this past summer 25 students were introduced to the Biofuels program through a pilot program at STEM Camp. The 25 students
from STEM Camp were the recipients of a joint venture by Sampson County Schools and the
Cooperative Extension office. Sampson County Schools worked collaboratively with the Cooperative Extension office and treated the students to a full day of Biofuels activities which
Robin Cooper, Leslie Matthis and Becky Lockamy present Biofuels curriculum to the
Sampson County School Board.
included visiting Prestage Farms, meeting with a Chemtex representative and visiting a biomass farm located in the Harrells community on Hwy 41. The Williamsdale Biofuels farm
is a farm studying nitrogen consumption rates for several energy grasses that are considered
prime feedstock crops for biofuels production.
To date Midway Middle School, Lakewood High School and Union Middle School have
begun teaching the Biofuels curriculum. Also noted was that materials needed to teach the
curriculum have been funded through grants. Lockamy stated, “All of the grants written
were funded.”
Lockamy concluded by saying, “This provides relevance in our classrooms.”
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information available on Medicare Part D which covers drugs,
Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Advantage Products,
Long-term Care Insurance and Medicare Fraud issues and the
Medicare appeal process. “We can help with these things at
the SHIIP office because we know that these things can be
confusing for people.”
“It’s been very rewarding for me to work 16 of my 22 years
with the SHIIP office, because our seniors are very valuable
people in our community. We just want to give them that
free, objective information.” Pope explains that while their
main office is in Raleigh, if someone calls their office Toll
Free at 855-408-1212, they have someone available in every
county to help.
Barbara Pope explains that as a Regional Manager for the
SHIIP program, her job is to coordinate resources and training
to each of the counties she covers. In Sampson County she
works with Kim Reid, Extension Agent with the Sampson
County Cooperative Extension.
Barbara Pope with JW Simmons
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 guest for this week’s
show is Barbara Pope, Regional Manager with the NC
Dept. of Insurance – Senior’s Heath Insurance Information
Program (SHIIP).
People in Sampson County can call Ms. Reid at 910-5927161 to schedule an appointment, bring their information to
someone, sit down with them and review that information…
“I don’t think there’s a substitute for that,” says Pope. She adds
that while many people like to sit down with someone faceto-face, many people are helped directly over the phone at
the Toll Free number 855-408-1212. “I think last month we
took over 8,000 calls.”
Barbara Pope has been with the NC Dept. of Insurance for 22
years. Barbara explains that the SHIIP program has been in
service since 1986, making North Carolina the second state
in the nation to devote a separate division to help seniors
and others on Medicare. The SHIIP program was started by
former Insurance Commissioner, Jim Long.
Ms. Pope also states that current Commissioner, Wayne
Goodwin, is also a big supporter of the SHIIP program. “As
you know, as you age it can be hard to navigate insurance,”
says Pope. “I use my dad as an example. He’s 75 and very
smart. He can do anything and he can fix anything, just
don’t give him an insurance paper or talk about insurance
companies because that’s something he doesn’t know
anything about.”
Pope explains that their goal at the SHIIP office is to give
people free, objective information. “We’re not selling
insurance, so I can’t make recommendations. But once
you do qualify for Medicare I can go over and help you
understand the different choices and different Medicare
products.” She goes on to say that they have current
JW Simmons asks Barbara Pope to discuss Medicare in general,
specifically as it relates to funding. “Medicare started in 1966,”
says Pope, “and it was set-up to be the basis of the retiree’s
health insurance. It wasn’t set-up to cover everything, even
in 1966. However, if you look at the term Medicare Part A, we
think of that as hospitalization, limited skilled nursing care
in a facility, hospice and some home health care. Medicare
Part B was set-up to cover the medical end of things. Part B is
for doctor’s charges, surgeon’s charges, labs, X-Rays, medical
equipment and ambulance charges.”
“And when you pay into the Medicare system through FICA
as you’re working, when you age into Medicare, then your
Medicare Part A for you or your spouse is free because you
paid into it during your working years. Now Medicare Part B
does have a premium that is $104.90 per month for the 20142015 years.” Pope explains that there are some low income
people who have reached Medicare age, yet can’t afford to
pay the Medicare Part B premium. These people can apply
through Social Services to become eligible for Medicaid.
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Ms. Pope says that there is a screening process, at the Raleigh
office and available at the Sampson County office at the NC
Cooperative Extension, where questions about assets and
monthly income can help determine if someone might be
eligible for additional help through Social Services. If so, the
SHIIP office would refer them to Social Services.
“We also have another program called the Low Income
Subsidy or Extra Help program, and I refer to that as a
program for people who fall in the cracks. Here you go
into Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, called original
Medicare, but need help with other things such as drugs.”
Pope explains that this program is for people whose income
and assets are too high for Medicaid, but are low enough
that they require help to cover prescription medications.
Simmons also asks Pope to discuss those people who may
have retired or partially retire but have not yet opted to
take their Social Security. “There are a lot of things involved,”
begins Pope. “Let’s say that I am not working and actually
retire at age 62 and take the Social Security pension check.
Medicare will automatically enroll you and you will receive
your card about 3 months prior to your 65 birthday.”
“You also have some folks who will be working until they
are 65. If you are working for a company with more than
20 employees, your company insurance will pay first and
Medicare will become a secondary insurance. We encourage
people to sign up for Medicare Part A, but not Medicare Part
B if you’re actively working.” Pope explains that Medicare
Part A has no premium because the individual has paid into
the Medicare system. Once an individual fully retires they are
encouraged to go back to Medicare and apply for Medicare
Part B. If you are not actively working, Medicare Part A and
Medicare Part B become you primary insurance payer.
Barbara Pope encourages anyone with questions regarding
any aspect of Medicare to call their Toll Free number at 855408-1212 for explanation or to schedule an appointment
to talk with a SHIIP coordinator. You can also call Kim Reid,
Extension Agent with the Sampson County Cooperative
Extension at 910-592-7161 with questions or to schedule an
appointment.
To view the entire broadcast of We Should Know please
visit their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/
WeShouldKnowEDU.
The next “We Should Know” hosted by J.W. Simmons will air
next Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM on our local radio station
WCLN 1170 AM. If you would like to reach “We Should
Know” you may call them at 910-592-8947 or email them
with show ideas at [email protected] or you
can find them on Facebook.
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“Racing Gets In Your Blood” – Curtis Smith Inducted into Hall of Fame
Curtis Smith and father Earl Smith
That’s what Hall of Fame driver and Clinton native Curtis
Smith said led him to the track initially, that and the fact
that drag racing was his father’s weekend hobby. “I grew up
at the racetracks around North Carolina with my father, Earl
Smith,” said Curtis. “He is the one that got me involved in the
sport. I learned how to build my own race car engines from
my dad. When I was a little boy, I always looked up to my
dad at the race track.”
Curtis Smith’s “Hot Stuff”
That first race set a course that three generations would
eventually follow. Drag racing was now in the family blood.
Earl says that it was building the engines and tweaking his
car to make it the fastest in his class that kept him hooked.
And of course it was a weekend hobby that he enjoyed with
friends and family. One of Earl’s friends, Earl MacClenny,
went with him to almost every race. Earl would spend many
weekends at tracks in Fayetteville and Kinston with his
1959 Chevy Impala. That car sported a 348 engine with 315
horsepower and 3 two barrel carburetors. The Impala would
eventually give way to his 1969 Chevy Camaro, named
‘Shakedown’, which Earl still owns today.
It began, his legendary career, when he could barely see
over the dashboard. “I warmed up the cars for them (his
dad Earl and Earl’s best friend Junior Lundy),” recalls Smith.
“I guess that was the beginning for me driving a race car.”
What few knew at the time was that little kid who could Earl’s passion to build engines and tweak his car was passed
barely see over a dashboard would become one of the down to Curtis, who started off racing in his dad’s Impala.
world’s premier drag car drivers.
He also drove a 1962 Bel Air bubbletop. That car, owned by
Junior Lundy of Lundy Packing Company, held a 409 engine
Currently, Curtis Smith is the winningest IHRA Stock with 2 four barrel carburetors.
Eliminator driver ever, and the 10th All Time Winningest
IHRA Sportsman driver. Not to mention that he was The first car Curtis owned was a 1969 convertible Camaro.
inducted into the North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame “I raced it a few years before selling it,” says Smith. “After I
in 2012, and just this year was inducted into the East Coast sold the convertible I built my 1967 Camaro, ‘Hot Stuff’,
Drag Times Hall of Fame. Smith is the 1996 IHRA Stock World and that’s the car that I have won most of my races with.” It
Champion and holds multiple national elapsed time and should be noted that Smith’s ‘Hot Stuff’ is one of the most
speed records, as well as, multiple national and divisional recognized sportsman cars in NHRA and IHRA drag racing.
race wins.
The 67 Chevy Camaro is arguably one of the most successful
stock eliminator cars ever built. Smith has tailored ‘Hot Stuff’
Curtis Smith has truly enjoyed a great career on the short to run in the D/Stock Automatic, E/Stock Automatic, and F/
strait track, but Smith says that it was his dad who actually Stock Automatic classes over the many decades he’s driven
paved the way. Earl Smith began racing in 1958. It started it, making it one of the winningest cars ever.
Curtis Smith credits his
friends and family for
much of his success
through the years.
“Everyone helped out
in their own way,” says
Smith. “I couldn’t have
done it without them.”
Along with his dad, Earl
Gene Carlsward lent support and traveled to the track with
the family.
And of course the blood-line keeps racing with Curt Jr. His
race time is limited right now as he completes a degree
in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology at
UNCW. But he was still able to compete at 6 of the 8 CCRA
(Carolina Class Racers Association) which it left him with a
#9 finish in points this year.
“Mom and dad have always stressed to me that education
came first before racing,” says Curt Jr. “I also have been
taught to give back to my community in thanks for all the
help and support I’ve been given in various things over the
years.”
Not only does Curt attend college, but he is also very much
involved in his hometown community of Clinton. He is the
Clinton High School football team Administrative Assistant
and also helps with the kickers and punters on the teams.
Curt also announces the starting line-ups for the CHS
basketball teams at the games.
And it’s not just his alumni CHS, Curt Jr. also has a Relay
for Life team named “Drag Racers for a Cure” in Sampson
County for the American Cancer Society. He started this
team in 2010 and says he is very thankful for all the support
he has gotten from local and out of town/out of state drag
racers and friends of drag racing.
“I have started racing on a very limited schedule because
of college and other things that I am involved in,” says Curt
Jr. “But I have my life ahead of me to get my racing done. I
look forward to those future days of racing, but right now
I have multiple things going on that keeps me very busy.”
Curt Jr looks up to both his dad and grandpa; and hopes
that one day he will be as successful on the track just as
they have been. Why, because racing just gets in your
blood…
Curtis Smith Jr, Rick Hendrick, Catherine Smith and Curtis Smith
with a group of friends traveling down to Daytona Beach to
watch a NASCAR race. Earl and his friends had heard that a
drag race was also going on close by, and none of them had
ever been to one. As the group headed to the drag race,
they all decided that Earl should race. And all agreed that
should anything break, everyone would chip in and buy the
parts needed to get back home.
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Curtis’ wife Ingrid and two
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supported Curtis Senior’s love
for drag racing. Even his mother
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NC Justice Academy’s “Run Like You’re Guilty” 5K Benefits Law Enforcement
Pauline Strickland, representing the Town of Salemburg,
Ron Matthews, President of NC COPS, and NCJA Director
Mark Strickland received the check for COPS.
On a normal day, the North Carolina Justice Academy has
more than 200 criminal justice professionals training on its
campus in Salemburg. On Thursday, October 16, the campus grew by another 150 plus people of all ages. They were
on campus to support the third annual “Run like you’re
Guilty” 5K and COPS.
Festivities began at 4:00pm, with Tarheel Challenge cadets
presenting the colors, followed by the national anthem. After directions, more than 100 participants moved to the start
line. For some it was their first 5K, for others, it was probably their fiftieth. They came from Raleigh, Calabash, and
many other towns across North Carolina. They ranged in
age from seven to 71 and included Hobbton Middle School
cheerleaders, members of the Lakewood High School’s
ROTC program, Justice Academy employees and many
local citizens.
All came out to support COPS – Concerns of Police Survivors. COPS provides programs to help survivors that have
lost loved ones killed in the line of duty. Ron Matthews,
president of the NC COPS organization was on hand to
speak. He shared that his son, Cumberland County Sheriff's
Hobbton Middle School cheerleaders supported each other
throughout the race.
Management.
Julie DuBois was the first place overall female winner with
a time of 24:46. Congratulations!
Deputy Christopher Brian Matthews, was killed in the line
of duty on September 30, 2005. Not a day goes by that he
and his family do not miss their son’s smile and kind heart.
He was only 28 years old.
Because of generous sponsors and participants, more than
$3,300 has been given to COPS. This year’s sponsors
included the Town of Salemburg; Salem Pizza; Warren’s
Service Center; Dayspring Gospel Outreach Ministries;
Denning, Herring, Sessoms & Company, P.A.; Harold’s
Barbershop; NC Law Enforcement Training Officers Association; PNC Bank; Railroad Street Steakhouse; Salemburg Restaurant & Grill; Sampson County Sheriff’s Office; Southern Bank & Trust; and That Donut Place. Also,
Tarheel Challenge cadets helped with directions along the
route and the Sampson County Sheriff’s Deputies helped
with safety as well as the Sampson County Emergency
Overall awards for runners were First Place: Earl Morris
and Julie DuBois; Second Place David McKoy and Jasmin
Brown; Third Place Anthony Frazier and Hannah Ennis.
First place awards were: age 15 and under Justin Ezzell;
age 16-19 Zachary Oxendine and Christal Gambrell; age
20-29 Farley Bowers and Jacinta Washington; age 3039 Lora Gilreath; age 40-49 David Simonson and Tara
McPhail; age 50-59 Carl Umphlett and Pam Worley; age
60 or over Willie Mitchell. The first place overall walker
was Tony Losada.
Participant Jennifer Fisher said, “To run the race with my
two sons, Isaih age 9 and Jacob age 7, meant the world to
me. It was a wonderful experience for our whole family.”
It was her sons’ first 5K but will not be their last.
For pictures and race results you can visit our Facebook
page: https://www.facebook.com/NCJA5K. Go ahead and
mark your calendars for Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at
4:00pm. The Academy is already planning their 4th annual
“Run like you’re Guilty.”
Union Elementary Honors Boy Scouts Pack 70
“Our school year began as a whirlwind of fun and exciting adventures for our scouts,” remarked
Carr. “We celebrated the commitment of your outstanding leaders who make it obvious that they
want their pack - Pack 70 – your Pack 70 to grow and came out to the school to welcome our
families at Open House.”
“We welcome scouts at our school. Scouting represents the kind of good character building traits
we wish for in all of our students building on the motto of “do your best.” My son is a scout and
these leaders and scouts hold true to the belief – Do a good turn daily.”
Carr noted all the duties that the Scouts perform at the school on a daily basis. “To begin our day
our school flags are raised each morning and taken down each afternoon by scouts from Pack 70.
This is an honor to be selected for this duty and carries with it a great deal of responsibility. It
warms my heart each morning and afternoon watching these young men learn the life lessons this
responsible opportunity creates. Our scouts learn that others are depending on them, our flag is
respected and revered. They take this duty seriously and we appreciate their efforts. “
“Thank you Pack 70 for helping our UES Community Day grow by leaps and bounds in just one
year. We welcome you back this year and school board please put us on your calendar our UES
Community Day is November 15,” reminded Principal Carr.
Boy Scout Pack 70 was recognized for theit service to Union Elementary at the Sampson
County School Board meeting
At Monday night’s Sampson County School Board meeting, Union Elementary School Principal
Linda Jewell Carr honored Boy Scout Pack 70 for adopting Union Elementary School as one of
their community projects.
Carr stated, “Tonight, I would like to share with you some of the ways our scouts have given
back to their community through the Boy Scout Adopt a School Program at UES this year. We
have been thrilled to participate in this worthwhile scouting adventure. Embarking on the Adopt
a School Program meant that Pack 70 would complete a quarterly project for Union Elementary.”
King Crowned Miss Union
“The fall also brought the UES sign beautification project to fruition complimented by white and
red flowers around our marquee at UES “Where Great Things Happen”.”
“Any parent and student at Union Elementary will tell you that my number one goal as the
principal has been to promote reading,” stated Linda Jewell Carr. “We are learning to read and
reading to learn every day at UES. Pack 70 helped with these efforts this year as we celebrated
our 1st grading period reading incentive for over 300 students with our Read –Smore camp out
celebration. The stage was set with Smores, camping gear, twinkling stars in the sky, a tent, a
camp fire, to celebrate our reading success, and our scouts performed a clever skit complete with
Smokey the Bear who came out at the end to greet our Super Spartan Readers celebration. What
a great example set for our readers by our scouts!”
“Leading our Union Elementary efforts – Pack 70 made a strong presence at the UES at UHS
football game presenting the colors and pledge…. Thank you to our high school and Ms. Julie
Hunter for allowing our younger Spartans to represent in such a meaningful patriotic way at our
secondary stop on the Spartan school career,” remarked the Union Principal.
Carr went on to list the projects completed at UES, all done by Pack 70. “Over spring break our
scouts were once again busy giving back to the school with a beautification project in the butterfly garden at UES. We ended our school year by having our scouts present the colors at all of our
four academic awards ceremonies.”
“It is with heartfelt thanks that the Union Elementary staff has asked our Sampson County School
board to recognize your efforts. We know that you do what you do for our children not for recognition but it takes a commitment to follow through and our staff appreciates all of your efforts
to help build our children up with a firm character foundation”
Concluding Principal Carr stated, “Union Elementary appreciates our scout leaders and families
for your commitment to our school. Each of you have displayed the ideals of the cub scout motto
“do your best” thank you for inviting others to join you in Pack 70, the UES sign beautification
project, participating in the 2nd UES Community Day, making our Read Smore celebration a
lifelong memory, and your efforts in our butterfly garden. You make me proud to know you and
say we have been adopted as a school and we appreciate your efforts.”
On November 1, 2014 Union High School held its annual Miss Union Scholarship Pageant. At the conclusion of the evening, UHS Senior Lindsey
King (pictured second from left) was crowned the new Miss Union 2015.
Also recognized for the night was (L to R) Miss Tamera Matthis for Second
Place; Miss Breanna Blackmore for People’s Choice, Miss Congeniality,
and placing Third; and Miss Demeshia Alford for First Place. Congratulations to all these lovely young ladies!
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Stay Protected This Cold Season
By: Alyssa Davis, PharmD, RPh
It’s that time of year again—filled with Thanksgiving turkeys,
Christmas trees, and close family gatherings. It is truly a wonderful time of year, but along with the beautiful celebrations
come ugly colds and illnesses. There are several ways that
you can protect yourself from getting sick this cold season.
The best way to start is to try to prevent catching a cold. Wash your hands several times
a day, practice proper sneezing and coughing hygiene (cover your nose or mouth with
your inner elbow), and avoid close contact with individuals who are sick. However, if you
cannot avoid catching a cold, here are a few sure fire ways to get you back to feeling your
best as quickly as possible.
The best way to attack your cold is to address your symptoms. While there are multiple
cough and cold medications over the counter, they are not all-inclusive and may not cover
your current symptoms. It is important to look at the active ingredients and ask your doctor
or pharmacist if you have any questions.
For a dry cough, look for an active ingredient called dextromethorphan, which can be
found in products like Delsym. If your chest is congested and tight, look for guaifenesin,
found in Mucinex. This product breaks up that congestion and opens up your chest. If your
nose is runny and drains back into your throat, you have watery or itchy eyes, or you are
sneezing, you need an antihistamine, like Claritin, Zyrtec, Chlor-Trimeton, or Benadryl.
All of these medications will dry up your nose and get you feeling like your old self again.
If your nose is stuffed up and you are having trouble breathing through your nose, look for
phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine, which can be found in products like Sudafed. For sore
throat, try using a salt water gargle or Tylenol. Products like cough drops and Cepacol
lozenges work well to keep your throat moist and may help alleviate the pain for a short
period of time.
This is not an all-inclusive list of medications or symptoms, so ask your doctor or pharmacist for help if you have any questions. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes,
kidney problems, prostate problems, or any other medical concern, ask your doctor or
pharmacist before taking any medication, as some of the medications listed above may
worsen your condition.
Memory Loss And Alzheimer’s Can Be Reversed
By Dr. Tim Kosterman
of Kosterman Chiropractic Center of Clinton
Alzheimer’s and memory loss
can seem like a sort of death
sentence that strikes out of the
blue and has no cure. Although
genetics play a role, so does your
diet and lifestyle, which means
you can do something about
Alzheimer’s and memory loss
before the damage is too great.
*Eliminating gluten and processed food.
*Increasing consumption of produce and non-farmed fish.
*Yoga and other stress-reducing activities
*Increasing sleep from 4-5 hours to 7-8.
*Taking methyl B12, vitamin D3, fish oil, CoQ10, curcumin,
resveratrol, ashwagandha, and coconut oil.
*A minimum of 30 minutes of exercise 4-6 times a week.
*Cut out snacking.
*Hormone therapy when necessary.
In the first study of its kind, nine out of 10 patients reversed
their memory loss and showed considerable long-term
improvements following a program that included dietary
changes, exercise, supplementation, sleep improvements
and brain stimulation. Some were able to return to jobs
they has to quit due to declining memory. Only the patient
with late-stage Alzheimer’s did not improve. It’s the first
study to suggest that memory loss can be reversed and the
improvement sustained.
The biggest obstacle in the program was the study subjects’
complaints about making so many changes. However, all
but one experienced notable improvement without the side
effects that drugs bring.
The research was inspired by studies that looked at the
effect of diet and lifestyle changes on other diseases, such as
cardiovascular disease, cancer and HIV.
In the study, subjects reversed their memory loss through
approaches that included:
*Eliminating simple carbohydrates, which led to weight loss.
Factors that affect memory
It’s important to note the reduced consumption of
carbohydrates in the study – some researchers have called
Alzheimer’s type 3 diabetes due to the deleterious effects of
excess sugar and carbohydrates on the brain.
These bran waves transfer memories from the hippocampus,
an area of short term memory, to the prefrontal cortex,
where long term memories are stored. Lack of sleep and
poor quality sleep disrupts this process and leads to memory
loss.
Exercise is also a fairly potent magic bullet when it comes
to brain health and regular exercise has been shown to
positively affect memory and help reverse memory loss.
Gluten and other foods to which you have an immune
reaction can cause memory loss by inflaming the brain.
Although most people associate a gluten intolerance with
digestive symptoms, the truth is gluten most often affects
neurological tissue. Sometimes simply going gluten free can
significantly improve brain function.
Sufficient sleep is necessary to protect a healthy memory. The
brain waves produced during sleep help us store memories.
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FAITH
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Have I Got A Story To Share With You!
items and was walking toward the express check-out
lane when I remembered that I needed some bathroom
cleaner too. Hurriedly, I made my way to the “Detergents
and Cleaners” aisle. In no time at all I had spotted the
bathroom cleaner (the kind I’ve used for decades) and
(out of habit) reached out to pick up a can of it. That’s
when suddenly … in the spur of the moment … I decided
it was time to try another product. Withdrawing my hand
from the can of bathroom cleaner … I remained standing
in the aisle, reading labels and descriptions about ‘other’
bathroom cleaners. Later on, about twenty minutes or so,
I proceeded to the express check-out lane and purchased
a ‘new’ bathroom cleaner along with the loaf of bread
and bananas.
When you discover something that’s incredibly
wonderful, do you want to share it with the whole-wide
world? If so, you’re not alone. Because that’s exactly how
I am too. Here is this week’s story …
For decades I’ve cleaned the bathtub, sinks, and showers
in my home with a product that’s supposed to make
bathroom cleaning easy. Magazine and television
advertisements regarding this particular product caused
me to believe that it was the best bathroom cleaner on
the market. So year after year, I continued purchasing and
using the product though it really didn’t make cleaning
my bathrooms any easier. In fact, I couldn’t tell that using
the cleaner made that much difference at all. With or
without the cleaner, I always had to put some real elbow
grease into cleaning the bathrooms … especially the
bathtub. Still, thinking there was no better cleaner … I
continued to buy it.
Well, just the other day I went to the grocery store to
buy a loaf of bread and some bananas. I picked up the
Lo and behold, the next day when I cleaned my bathrooms
I was totally flabbergasted by the effectiveness of the new
cleaner … and with no elbow grease! Talk about feeling
foolish! Let me tell you … I did! To think that all those
years I’d used the other cleaner plus lots of elbow grease
(manual labor) … each time working up a sweat … to
clean my bathrooms. All because I didn’t know there was
an ‘incredibly wonderful cleaner’ on the market.
And now I come to the main point of this story.
I used to think that no one could ‘clean’ the dirt’ from my
heart. I thought I’d be ‘soiled’ for the remainder of my life.
But then one day, I decided it was time to find out if there
was something or someone that could clean me, and give
me a better life. That’s when I made the decision to give
my heart to Jesus Christ. And lo and behold, I discovered
that no matter how ‘dirty’ a person might be … he’s still
not too dirty for THE Incredibly Wonderful Cleanser …
Jesus Christ.
by Debra Joy Wallace
Yes, it is true! Jesus Christ specializes in cleansing hearts
and lives. And guess what? No elbow grease is required.
Simply give Him your heart and He’ll cleanse you from
sin, take away its filth, and remove its guilt. The Blood of
Jesus Christ is the greatest cleansing agent ever and it’s
for all eternity. If you haven’t done so already, please don’t
hesitate another day in applying Jesus’ blood to your life.
You’ll be amazed with the effectiveness of His Blood.
“Come, let’s consider your options,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins have stained you like the color red,
you can become white like snow; though they are as easy
to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like
wool.”—Isaiah 1:18
″… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from
all sin.” –1 John 1:7
“… Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins
in His own blood.”—Revelation 1:5
“Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify
our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship
the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit,
Christ offered Himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our
sins.”—Hebrews 9:14 NLT
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and speaker. Email: [email protected]
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OH, GLORIOUS AUTUMN!
By: Carolyn Horrell Mintz
Autumn is here again! It arrives slowly sometimes, other
times it burst forth in a fit of passion. This year, autumn slowly
blended in with the last days of summer. As the warm days
cooled, little by little, the first crispness of fall began to seep in
and then dominate.
Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the crisp cool
air; it’s a welcome relief after months of summer heat! The
beautiful shades of red, gold, and burgundy the leaves turn are
beauty beyond words. And, while our trees can’t compete with
those of the mountains and piedmont, still they are beautiful.
Now is the time for warm sweaters, a cup of hot chocolate,
a bowl of steaming homemade soup (made with summer’s
bounty now in our freezer or pantry), and a crackling fire in
the fireplace. As the world around us slows down after the
harvest, so can we.
At least that’s how it used to be. When harvest was done, the
summer ended, folks slowed down and let themselves unwind
a bit. Now, work on the farm never completely stopped, there
was always something that needed to be done. Cows still had
to be milked, animals fed, everyday things didn’t stop for the
beauty of the fall.
But I remember Grandma and Mama getting their quilting
supplies out and readying everything for a winter of making
quilts. Truly a necessity in those days as wood heaters and
fireplaces heated most farm homes. Chilly (and sometimes
down right cold) bedrooms were the norm. A few good warm
quilts ensured a comfortable night’s sleep! And love was
stitched into each one.
We no longer milk cows and none but a few still make quilts.
But fall still comes with its chill in the air, painted leaves,
and big orange Harvest Moon, just as it always has. And it
brings with it, for me, memories of my childhood. Gathering
pumpkins out of the cornfield, breaking corn and piling it into
the corncrib so the farm animals could eat through the winter.
Raking leaves and digging sweet potatoes, Watching Daddy
chop wood and eating Mama’s good ole’ homemade vegetable
soup. The smell of homemade pumpkin pie fresh out of the
oven, made from pumpkins grown right on the farm.
In my humble opinion, nothing beats autumn with all it’s
beauty and the warm wonderful memories it brings with it!
HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!
Food Bank to Distribute
Thanksgiving Meals
Psalms for the Soul
Written by Linda Herring
The Bible speaks to us but the Psalms
speak for us. Psalm 119, the longest
Psalm in the Bible with 176 verses, is a
love song to God’s law. You will never understand the Psalmist enthusiasm about
a moral code until you think about children playing near a cliff’s edge. Without
a fence, they are always in danger, never
able to relax. Because of the fence, they
can play freely and without fear. God’s
law is a safety fence that brings freedom.
Psalm 119:67 says, “Before I was afflicted
I went astray, but now I obey your Word.”
God’s law is also a mirror that shows us
we cannot live up to His standards without His help. Only when we realize that the fence builder loves us and
wants the best for us, are we happy to stay on the right side of the fence.
The Christian life is not a question of rules but rules based on relationship.
When you understand that, you will trust whatever God asks of you. Do
not let the stresses of the day steal your Psalm. Contact me at herring.
[email protected]
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Thanksgiving Food Distribution on Saturday, November 15th.
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Week of November 13-20, 2014
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STARTS FRIDAY
Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial
nudity, language and some drug references
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden,
Kathleen Turner
20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they
head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope
of gaining a new kidney.
Monday-Thursday: 6:45
Friday: 6:45 & 9:00
Saturday & Sunday 2:15 4:30 6:45 & 9:00
BIG HERO 6
By Angela Martin
The holiday production, Cinderella’s Christmas Party and an Evening of
Music rehearsals have begun. The show will display the talents of 26
young people and 10 adults and will be audience interactive. You
can purchase your tickets in advance from Matthews Gifts. The show
is written and directed by Angela Martin and is a perfect way to begin
your holiday festivities. The show is December 12-21 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and Sunday matinee performances at 3.
The show is proudly sponsored by Matthews Gifts and Jordan Shopping
Plaza.
Looking for a great holiday gift? Give your loved ones a year of performances as a member of our Patron Program. As an SCT Patron, you will
receive two tickets for each of our 6 productions beginning in 2015. This
is a great way to give a gift that will last the whole year and it is tax-deductible too. Call Brenda Martin at 910-990-4510 for more details.
NOW PLAYING
Rated: PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and
thematic elements
Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, T.J. Miller, Jamie
Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero
6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics
prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of
a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced,
high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his
closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins
forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters
on a mission to save their city.
Monday-Thursday: 6:30
Friday: 6:30 & 8:45
Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 4:15 6:30 & 8:45
INTERSTELLAR
November 18th – Record Keeping and
Financial Analysis
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: SBC Conference Room : North Bldg. Room 140
Join us as we investigate the proper methods of record
keeping for any business. We will also dive into better
understanding the importance of a financial analysis.
Please take a moment and register at:
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Don’t let the process of writing a grant
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This basic 3hr. course is designed to encourage and build
confidence of current and potential nonprofits leaders concerning
the process of grant writing. If you’re looking for a place
to begin, or you want to investigate what is involved in the
grant writing process, this seminar is for you. Bring your board
members, or potential board members, directors and volunteers.
Issues covered during our time together will include . . .
November 24th – Grant Writing 101
NOW PLAYING
Rated: PG-13 for some intense perilous action and
brief strong language
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway,
Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Michael
Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow,
Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo
A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole
to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer
the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Monday-Thursday: 6:30
Friday: 7:30
Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 5:10 & 8:15
JOHN WICK
NOW PLAYING
Rated: R for strong and bloody violence throughout,
language and brief drug use.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe,
Bridget Moynahan, Jason Isaacs
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the
gangsters that took everything from him.
Monday-Thursday: 6:45
Friday: 6:45 & 9:00
Saturday & Sunday: 2:15 4:30 6:45 & 9:00
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Occupational Building Room 140
1. Planning; deciding what type of grant is needed
2. Preparation; gathering all the information needed
to include in a grant
3. Introduction to a Project Logic Model used in
present grant proposals.
December 1st : Grant Writing 102
6:00 – 9:00 pm Occupational Building Room 140
4. Discussing and understanding the project logic model
5. Proposal; using the correct format in writing the grant
6. Provider: knowing where to look for the provider
that’s right for you.
The truth is that most nonprofits cannot exists from personal
donations alone. Don’t let your nonprofit
fail to reach its potential due to a lack of funding.
Register today and be informed.
Above seminars are Free to the public. Please note dates & hours.
Visit our website www.ncsbc.net - Click “contact your local SBC”,
Select “Sampson County” and begin registering
or call: 592-7176 ext. 2032
OUIJA
NOW PLAYING
Rated: PG-13 for disturbing violent content, frightening
horror images, and thematic material
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith,
Bianca Santos, Ana Coto
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying
fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient
spirit board
Monday-Thursday: 7:00
Friday: 7:00 & 9:00
Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 4:00 7:00 & 9:00
East Park Cinema
Help Wanted! Mainly weekend hours,
serious applicants only apply!
Starting next Friday, November 21st
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
Week of November 13-20, 2014
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FOOD
11
FAMILY FEATURES
S
haring family recipes is a treasured holiday tradition for many,
but every holiday table needs a mix of cherished family dishes
and new culinary creations.
This year, honor those special memories and reminisce over platters of family
favorites while introducing new and delicious items to your holiday spread. From
juicy pork tenderloin to nutty and tart pound cake, these delightful dishes are
sure to bring joy to your dinner table this season.
Whether your kitchen contribution is a family recipe or a new dish to
introduce to your relatives, it all begins with a kitchen that is well-stocked with
essentials such as salt, pepper and other pantry staples. With a wide variety of
products, including olive oils, vinegars, cooking wines and cooking sprays,
Pompeian has all of the basics you need for any holiday dish. Pompeian is also
the first and only extra virgin olive oil to carry the new USDA Quality Monitored
seal — ensuring you’re using only the best quality ingredients to feed your
family and friends.
To celebrate the season and honor these special family dishes, Pompeian
is helping consumers immortalize their favorite family recipes. Visit
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special enough to gift to a loved one or to keep for your own holiday table.
For product and nutritional information or to view more holiday recipes, visit
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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Servings: 4
1/2 cup Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, oregano
or marjoram
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pork tenderloins (10–12 ounces each)
2 red, yellow or green bell peppers, cored and cut into
1 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium yellow onions, cut into 3/4-inch wedges
1 small eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
To prepare marinade, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and herbs in
bowl. Whisk until blended; add salt and pepper to taste.
Place 2 pork tenderloins in large sealable plastic bag. Pour in half marinade
and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight, turning bag occasionally.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pour remaining marinade over peppers, onions and eggplant and toss. Arrange
vegetables in large oiled roasting pan. Roast in preheated oven 15 minutes.
In meantime, heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove pork
from marinade. Add to skillet and brown on all sides.
Transfer pork to pan of roasted vegetables. Return to oven for 20–25 minutes
or until pork registers 155°F on meat thermometer. Slice pork and serve with
roasted vegetables. Drizzle olive oil over finished dish.
Cranberry Walnut Pound Cake
Servings: 12–16
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
or 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup Pompeian Extra Light Tasting
Olive Oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup fresh cranberries, finely
chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat
Bundt pan with olive oil.
In small bowl, combine flours, baking
powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In large bowl, beat eggs with handheld
mixer until light and slightly increased in
volume. Add sugar slowly while continuing
to beat. Mixture will become light and fluffy.
Add olive oil and vanilla extract and beat
another 2 minutes.
Alternately add dry ingredients and sour
cream to batter, beating between additions.
Gently fold in chopped nuts and cranberries.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake at 350°F for 60–65 minutes or until
toothpick inserted into center comes out
clean.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Then invert pan onto rack to remove and
cool completely.
Broccoli Gratin with Crunchy Herb Topping
Servings: 4
1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
Sea or kosher salt, to taste
1/4 cup Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
6 tablespoons breadcrumbs
Bring large pot of water to rapid boil. Add broccoli and salt to taste. Blanch for 3
minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water and drain again. Pat dry with paper
towels and transfer to bowl.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Oil small gratin pan.
For sauce, heat extra light tasting olive oil in medium saucepan over medium
heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Add flour and stir until foamy. Pour in
milk and cook, stirring continuously until mixture comes to boil and thickens.
Stir in Parmesan cheese and parsley and cook until cheese is melted. Season
with salt and pepper, to taste. Coat broccoli evenly with sauce. Transfer broccoli
to gratin pan.
For topping, heat extra virgin olive oil in nonstick skillet. Add garlic and
thyme and cook until garlic is golden. Add breadcrumbs and toss until lightly
browned. Sprinkle topping over baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until hot
and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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LOCAL NEWS
Could This Get Rid Of
Knee Pain Once And
For All...Without Drugs,
Shots, or Surgery?
Veterans Celebrated for Service
Now, in Clinton, NC, one doctor is helping local
residents with knee pain live
more active, pain-free lives.
On Tuesday, November 11th at 11:00 am, Clinton held its 16th annual Veterans Day celebration. The celebration was sponsored by the Sampson County Office of Veterans Affairs, Sampson County Veterans Council, Expo Center,
Chamber of Commerce and County of Sampson was well attended by the
local community, veterans from all branches of service, their family members,
and friends.
Do You Have Any of the
Following Conditions?
• Arthritis
• Knee pain
• Cartilage damage
• ‘Bone-on-bone’
• Tendonitis
• Bursitis
• Crunching &
popping sounds
This Veteran’s Day celebration offers a wonderful opportunity for the community
to honor and celebrate our veterans and remember the many sacrifices they
have freely given for our country. All of which have and continue to ensure that
we can live with unprecedented freedoms which are envied throughout the
world.
Living with knee pain can feel like a crippling experience. Let’s face it, your knees aren’t as young as they used
to be, and playing with the kids or grandkids isn’t any easier either. Maybe your knee pain keeps you from
walking short distances or playing golf like you used to.
Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because your knee
hurts and the pain just won’t go away!
Femur
Patella
Articular
Cartilage
Medial Femoral
Condyle
My name is Dr. Tim Kosterman,
owner of Kosterman Chiropractic
Center. We’ve seen many people
with knee problems leave the office
pain free.
If you’re suffering from these
conditions, a new breakthrough in
medical technology may eliminate
your pain and help restore normal
function to your knees.
Tibia
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Finally, An Option Other Than Drugs or Surgery
The Class IV Laser is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure, often used in sports medicine to accelerate
the healing process. It offers non-invasive treatment to promote healing for those who suffer from pain in
muscles, nerves, and joints, like that associated with chronic knee pain.
This same laser is used by professional sports teams including the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Bengals.
It Promotes Rapid Healing Of The Injured Tissues
This pain-free, non-surgical approach works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, providing pain relief and reducing injury damage. This leading edge technology has an impressive success rate of returning patients
to work, sports and competitive activities, as well as everyday life.
Patients treated with the Class IV Laser often show a higher level of function, both during and after the treatment period. The therapeutic laser provides a tremendous alternative for those facing surgery.
Could This Non-Invasive, Natural Treatment
Be The Answer To Your Knee Pain?
For 10 days Only, I’m running a very special offer where you can find out if you are a candidate for Class IV Laser therapy.
What does this offer include? Everything I normally do in my “Knee Pain Consultation”. Just call and here’s what you’ll get…
• An in-depth consultation about your problem where I will listen…really listen…to the details of your case.
• You’ll see everything first hand and find out if this amazing treatment will be your pain solution, like it has been for so many
other patients.
For 10 days only, you can get the consultation and evaluation here for FREE.The normal price for this type of evaluation is
$150, so you’re saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer.
Remember what it was like before you had knee problems; when you were pain free and could enjoy everything life had to
offer? It can be that way again. Don’t neglect your problem any longer – don’t wait until it’s too late.
Here’s what to do now:
Due to the expected demand for this special offer, I urge you to call our office at once. The phone number is 910-592-2250.
Call today and we can get started with your consultation as soon as there’s an opening in the schedule. Tell the receptionist
you’d like to come in for the Knee Consultation.
Our office is called Kosterman Chiropractic Center and you can find us at 401 Cooper
Dr. in Clinton, NC.
Yours in Good Health,
Dr. Tim Kosterman, D.C.
P.S. Now you might be wondering…
“Is this safe? Are there any side effects or dangers to this?”
The FDA cleared the first Laser Therapy in 2002. This was after their study found 76% improvement in patients with pain. Their only warning – don’t shine it in your eyes. Of course at our office, the laser is never anywhere near your eyes and we’ll give you a comfortable pair of
goggles for safety.
Don’t wait and let your knee problems get worse, disabling you for life. Take me up on my offer and call today 910-592-2250.
Here’s What Patients Say...
“The day I came in, I was in a lot of pain. My knees hurt I was not able to
walk well, and I had to hold onto something. And now, I am able to move
around like I want. I just thank God for Dr Tim and the staff, because they
are so nice and helpful.” -E. Martin
“My left knee has arthritis in it and Dr Kosterman recommended that I use
the M6 laser. I did 8 treatments of the M6 laser and my knee no longer hurts.
I can sleep at night and it doesn’t ache. I can bend, get down on my knees
and not have issues with it hurting like it did. I would recommend the M6
laser to anyone if you’re having knee problems. I would recommend you
come see Dr Kosterman to see what he would recommend for treatment for
you, because it helped me, and I would hate for anybody else to miss out on it.” -K. Wilson
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Tuesday’s event featured an array of patriotic songs and hymns beautifully performed by Hobbton Senior Kaylan Dean Sinclair and ending with Taps performed
by Dwight Williams.
In opening comments by Master of Ceremonies J.W. Simmons, he reminded
everyone of the heroes who were presenting the Posting of the Colors, Pledge
of Allegiance, to a crowd favorite, the Armed Forces Salute. The Armed Forces
Salute, with their honored themes from each branch of the military playing and
the presentation of the particular branch flags, reminded all present of the pride
and reverence on display as veterans responded to their familiar chorus.
The Keynote Speaker for Tuesday’s event, Dr. Larry Bell, also spoke of the heroes
who were in our presence stating, “There are heroes sitting among us today, heroes who have made the required sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. Freedoms
many take for granted including the freedom of religion and the freedom to
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Race: Ford EcoBoost 400
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway
When: Sunday, 3 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN
2013 winner: Denny Hamlin (right)
Race: Ford EcoBoost 300
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway
When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN2
2013 Winner: Brad Keselowski
Race: Ford EcoBoost 200
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway
When: Friday, 8 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX Sports 1
2013 Winner: Kyle Busch
Elimination-style Chase for the Sprint Cup
ensures that 2014 will see a first-time champion
Kurt Busch can’t outrun
off-track troubles
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were fortunate to
get as far in the
Chase as they did.
“I feel like we
haven’t necessarily performed at
a championship
level,” he said. “I
think my team has,
in the pit stops and
the strategy and
the car prep and
the morale, all that
has been there, but
we haven’t had the
speed in our race
Kevin Harvick’s victory in the Ford 400 earned
cars.
him one of the fourth berths in the final round of
“To still be in it
the Chase.
all the way to the
second-to-last race was
a good feeling — to keep
getting another shot. I
wish we had one more.”
Keselowski, who never
overcame the setback
caused by a broken
gear at Martinsville
in the first race of the
Eliminator Round,
said moments after the
checkered flag fell at
Phoenix that finishing
the season with the
most wins wasn’t much
of a consolation.
“It doesn’t feel good to
have won the most races
Ryan Newman’s 11th-place finish at Phoenix
and not being in it at
got him into the Chase Championship Round.
Homestead, but it still
feels like it has been a
great season, winning six races,” he said. “Nobody is going to win
any more than that, and that’s something we’re proud of.”
Edwards, who is leaving his Roush Fenway team for Joe Gibbs
Racing after next week, said he was proud of the effort put forth
by his Jimmy Fennig-led No. 99 team. “These guys dug deep and
worked hard,” he said. “I’ve never been a part of something like this
where everybody just doesn’t give up. This means the world.”
Four drivers advance to Championship Round for Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Points standings and race results from Sunday’s Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
1. KEVIN HARVICK
(finished first) 5,000 points
Kevin Harvick came to Phoenix needing a win to
advance to the championship at Homestead-Miami
Speedway, and he delivered in grand fashion. As for
next week, he’s never been a Sprint Cup victor at
Homestead, but he’s a consistent front-runner. He has
two runner-up finishes and two third-place runs and an average
finish of 8.1 at the south Florida track.
Also in Harvick’s favor is the fact that his No. 4 Chevrolet team
has been fast on similar 1.5-mile tracks this season. After some
rookie stumbles, the relatively young No. 4 team, led by crew chief
Rodney Childers, has made some flawless runs in recent races.
“To see this team build throughout the year has been something
that, for me, has fueled life back into me, to come to the race track
and be a part of something like this,” Harvick said. “This is what we
want to do. We want to race for wins and championships, and all of
a sudden you’re a week away from everything that you talk about
and dream about and dream up and want it to be like.”
2. DENNY HAMLIN
(finished fifth) 5,000 points
Denny Hamlin is closing out an otherwise mediocre season with a strong surge in the final races. At
Phoenix, in a race that kind of mirrored his season, he
started on the pole, but wound up a lap down on two
occasions before bouncing back in a big way.
His season average finish is 14.5, but he’s scored top-10 finishes in
the past three races. He’s the defending winner of Sunday’s Ford 400
at Homestead, but he said that means little this time around.
“They don’t give trophies out for who’s the favorite and who’s got
fast cars,” he said. “You have to execute, and you have to go through
the due process of running 300 or 400 miles, and next week is going
to be no exception. It’s going to be whoever executes a flawless day is
going to be the champion,” he said.
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Among the elements brought about by the new elimination-style
Chase for the Championship is that the sport will be represented
by a first-time Cup champion after Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
After having just three different drivers — Jimmie Johnson, Tony
Stewart and Brad Keselowski — as champions over the past nine
years, the 2014 title will go to either Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano,
Denny Hamlin or Ryan Newman — none of whom has ever won a
Cup title.
Harvick, who entered last Sunday’s final race of the Eliminator
Round in last place in the Chase standings, responded with an
overpowering victory in the Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway to win a spot in the Championship Round at
Homestead. Hamlin and Logano both came back from being a lap
down at one point — Hamlin did it twice — to finish fifth and sixth,
respectively, and advance to the finale. And Ryan Newman made
the move of the race — passing Kyle Larson on the final two turns
to finish 11th — and claim the final transfer spot.
Their finishes meant the end of the Chase run for the season’s top
winner, Brad Keselowski, the resurging Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards
and Matt Kenseth, who is still winless in 2014 after leading the
Cup circuit in victories in 2013. Gordon, Kenseth and Keselowski
delivered strong performances at Phoenix, finishing second, third
and fourth, respectively, but poor finishes earlier in the Eliminator
Round prevented them from competing for the title at Homestead.
For most of Sunday afternoon, it was clear that, without a mistake
on his part or his team’s part, Harvick would win the race. He led
254 of the race’s 312 laps, including the final 187, to get his fourth
win of the season and his third straight and sixth overall at Phoenix.
The outcome of the Eliminator Round was especially disappointing for Gordon, who won four races this season and finished second
in two of the three races of the Eliminator Round. His 29th-place
finish at Texas the week before, which came after contact with
Keselowski in the closing laps while racing for the lead, was his
undoing.
Gordon said he gave it his all at Phoenix, but could not catch Harvick.
“Kevin was in another ZIP code,” Gordon said. “There was no
touching him. I really thought second would get it done, but obviously, it didn’t.
“We did everything that we could, other than have a faster race
car than Kevin. That was near impossible. But yeah, it’s disappointing. It makes last week that much even tougher to swallow, but
that’s all right. We put in a great effort at Martinsville, great effort
here, and it just wasn’t enough.”
Kenseth said he and his No. 20 team, which won seven races in
2013 but had just two top-3 finishes in the nine Chase races to date,
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Hamlin is encouraged by the speed his No. 11 Toyota showed in a
recent test session at Homestead.
3. JOEY LOGANO
(finished sixth) 5,000 points
Statistically, Joey Logano is the worst of the four championship contenders when it comes to Cup racing at
Homestead. He’s never led a lap in Cup racing there, and
has an average finish of 20.8. But, his best finish there
was an eighth, last season in his first try there in a Team Penske car,
and he’s led 1,125 laps at Homestead in the Nationwide Series.
Also, he’s been better everywhere this year, as evidenced by his
five victories. At Phoenix, he made the cut to advance to Homestead
by bouncing back from a penalty on a pit stop that put him a lap
down midway through the race. He said it may take a similar recovery to win the championship. “You try to minimize the damage, and
to do that, that’s very hard,” Logano said. “It’s not just the driver
rallying back. That’s everyone keeping their heads together and not
imploding from the inside.”
4. RYAN NEWMAN
(finished 11th) 5,000 points
The only winless driver among the final four, Ryan
Newman is generally considered a dark horse when it
comes to winning the title. But he showed on the last
lap at Phoenix, when he earned a transfer spot with a
bold pass of Kyle Larson, that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to
secure the sport’s biggest prize.
At Homestead, Newman has not been a standout, with just one
top-5 finish and an average finish of 17th. He’s made it to this point
without winning a race and could take the title without a win at
Homestead. “The fastest car may not win; the best car on a restart
may not win,” he said. “It could come right down to fuel mileage,
and three of the four of us could be coasting on the last lap. You just
never know. We’re in this hunt.”
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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has
won 25 Sprint Cup races and the
2004 Series championship. He’s won
races in a variety of cars and for different owners, but he can’t seem to
outrun his off-track troubles. He lost
rides with car owners Jack Roush
and Roger Penske because of his bad
behavior both on and off the track,
and now finds himself the subject of
an investigation by police in Dover,
Delaware.
According to a statement from the
Dover Police Department, officers
there are looking into allegations of a
domestic assault involving Busch, who
now drives for Stewart-Haas Racing.
The Associated Press, citing records
in the case, has reported that Busch’s
ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, told
police about an incident that occurred
inside Busch’s motorhome at a race
at Dover International Speedway in
September.
The AP report states that Driscoll
told police that Busch, upset over a
poor qualifying run, was verbally abusive to her before grabbing her face
and smashing her head three times
against a wall. Driscoll then ran to a
nearby bus to put an ice pack on her
head and neck.
NASCAR spokesman Brett Jewkes
issued a statement saying the sanctioning body was aware of the incident.
“We recognize the seriousness of this
matter and are actively gathering
information from all parties, including law enforcement authorities and
Stewart-Haas Racing.”
Busch met Driscoll through her work
with the Armed Forces Foundation,
and he has made several appearances on behalf of the Foundation.
The Foundation posted a statement on
its Facebook page saying it supports
Driscoll and has suspended its association with Busch.
Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin,
released a statement calling the allegations “a complete fabrication by a
woman who has refused to accept the
end of a relationship” and stating that
Busch “vehemently denies her allegations in every respect.”
NUMERICALLY Nationwide Series 2014 champion Chase Elliott becomes youngest
SPEAKING driver to win a major NASCAR title
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Top-10 finishes in
the Eliminator Round
of the Chase by Denny
Hamlin — tops among the
participants in that round.
10,236
Laps completed this
season by Jeff Gordon
— the most of any Sprint
Cup driver.
2,083
Laps led
this season
by Kevin Harvick — tops
among Cup drivers.
Over the years, many a young racing
phenom has excelled in the beginner levels
of the sport, only to eventually hit a performance ceiling as they moved up the racing
ladder.
Chase Elliott is doing the opposite. After
starting out as a better-than-average, but
not dominating, driver at the beginner levels of racing, Elliott has gotten better each
time he moved up a division.
With his father, NASCAR champion Bill
Elliott, steering his career, Elliott didn’t
spend long on any step of the career ladder. Before he had a license to drive on the
street, he’d won some of Late Model racing’s marquee events, including the biggest
of all, the Snowball Derby at Five Flags
Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.
As soon as he was old enough to compete
in a top-tier NASCAR division, he joined
the Camping World Truck Series, and got a
victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
in just his sixth start in that series.
Last Saturday at Phoenix International
Raceway, Elliott finished fifth, behind
winner Brad Keselowski, in the DAV 200,
but that was good enough to clinch the
Nationwide Series championship. Elliott,
18, became the youngest driver ever to
win a major NASCAR championship, and
the first rookie to do so. The title was also
the first for Elliott’s JR Motorsports team
and the third for sponsor NAPA Auto Parts,
which won two titles in
the Camping World Truck
Series in 1996 and 1998
with driver Ron Hornaday Jr.
“I never would have
even believed this was in
my future,” Elliott said.
“At the beginning of this
season, I had only run
a couple of Truck races.
I feel a lot of this is just
due to the group of guys
I was able to work with.
Chase Elliott’s fifth place finish in the DAV 200 was enough to earn
Those guys were bringing him the 2014 Nationwide Series championship. He is pictured here
me super-fast cars every with his father, former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.
week.”
Chase had a mature approach to the sport,
Elliott has not only been
and that hasn’t changed.
good at accumulating points this year, he’s
“He races way beyond his years, and the
been a winner too, scoring three victories
results show that,” Wood said. “When he
— at Texas Motor Speedway, Darlington
was really young, sitting on our pit box
Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway — in
without a radio or scanner, he had a good
a series that sees most of its races won by
feel for what was going on — whether you
double-dipping Sprint Cup drivers.
needed to take the wave-around or short
Through it all, he’s maintained the compit or whatever.
posure usually associated with veteran
“Even at 12 or 13 years old, you could
drivers.
have a conversation with him about what
Eddie Wood, who came to know Chase
you were doing.
when Bill Elliott was driving the Woods’
“And he is Bill Elliott’s son. That says it all.”
No. 21 Ford, said that even as a youngster,
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560
Laps led in the
past nine Sprint
Cup races at HomesteadMiami Speedway by Carl
Edwards — the most of
any driver.
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Up until his injury against the Bulldogs, the 5 foot 8, 195 pound
Smith, averaged 6 yards a carry in the backfield and 10 and a
half tackles per game on defense.
“Cory is a hard worker,” said Union High educator David
Ameen. “His peers look up to him greatly. For me, he was a
pleasure to have in class.”
“It has been a very emotional time for me since the injury,”
Smith admits frankly. “I hurt it on a block against Wallace and I
need to go to rehab for it. Since I am missing games in my senior
year, yeah, it has been hard.”
Smith rocks a 3.6 GPA and says his favorite class is History. “I
have always been curious about the world before my time and,
I guess, I am interested in what will people be studying about
us in the future.”
Smith recently began his rehabilitation.
He says he would like to go to college to play baseball.
“I am going to work hard on it in rehab so I can get back,” he
said. “Hopefully, I can get back as soon as possible ... That is my
goal.”
“I want to start at a D-2, D-3 school playing baseball, get some
playing time, get my name out there and then transfer to a
bigger school,” he explained. “It just depends on how I feel. I
might just feel comfortable enough to stay there.”
Born and raised in Sampson County, Smith said he got involved
with sports at a very young age.
“I would say I was about 4-5 when I started playing recreation
football and baseball,” he admitted. “My mother and father (Jo
Jo and Byron Smith) played softball when I was little. I can
remember watching them play on weekends. After their game,
I could get on the field and play. I would toss with my dad and
have fun.”
Smith is the middle child of the family. He has two sisters, Megon,
who plays softball at Louisburg College, and Hanna, who plays
volleyball for the Union Middle School Lady Spartans.
Union High School senior Cory Smith is standing just off to the
side of the football field as his teammates drive through a number
of tackling drills during a recent evening practice.
As his teammates roll around the muddy grass and try to work
through the drills in the pouring rain, Smith, who could be at
home resting his recently strained NCL, that was injured during
a game against Wallace-Rose Hill, cheers the guys on through the
falling rain.
“Hey, I take this seriously,” he said flatly. “Anything that has to do
with athletics and my teammates, it means something to me … I
feel like I need to be here to show my support for them - To be sort
of a cheerleader.”
You can find Smith on the sidelines every Friday night as well,
cheering the Spartans on. This week, he will be with the team in
the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs against Camden
County.
“That is what leaders do,” Smith, who plays middle linebacker/
running back on the team, says. “I like that. I want to be the guy
who is first on the field and the last one off of it.”
To see that sort of dedication and that leadership, it is easy to
see why Smith has been chosen for this week’s Sampson Weekly/
Performance Auto Star Athlete of the Week.
“Cory is a great student athlete that shows great leadership skills
on and off the field,” said Union head football coach Doug Burley.
“He is always at practice and he is always ready to learn.”
“Oh, yes sir, this has caught me by surprise,” the 17-year-old Smith
said of being honored. “It is an honor.”
He says that baseball and football have been the only two sports
Smith has been interested in.
“Well, to be honest, it just fit,” he explains. “I like football because
I have played with my friends for years and we can get out there
on Friday night and hit people … and not get in trouble for it
(laughs). Baseball, I feel, has always been my favorite. I am really
passionate about the game … I just always have been since I can
remember.”
In fact, Smith never played junior varsity at Union High. On
both the football and baseball (he is the catcher) teams, he was
moved up to varsity.
When asked specifically about working with Coach Burley for
the past four years, Smith said that it has benefited him as a
player.
“Well, it has given me a chance to know what he expects –
from me as a player and from the team. I have also had him
for weightlifting and he not only has taught me to be better, but
has pushed me to be the best I can be, which is something that
I have always appreciated … He has always had confidence in
me.”
Smith said he will study Health Education then transfer into
Sports Management.
“The dream is to play Major League Baseball,” he said. “But
I know that is a long shot. I am hoping to be able to finish
college and coach high school or college baseball or football.”
For right now though, Smith is concentrating on his senior
year in high school.
“It is bittersweet for me,” he said. “Because I really like this
community and the fans have been so supportive of us. Even
in our tough situations, they come out and cheer us on. Which
means a lot.”
Smith explained that some of the players on the team are
freshman, which is why his leadership role is important to
him.
“Yes sir, I mean, a lot of people don’t realize that some of these
guys out here are 14-years-old … we are a young team,” he
said. “Those 14-year-olds are playing against guys who are
seniors and are sometimes, 18-years-old. They are men. But it
is exciting because you can see the potential. It is important to
give them encouragement.”
Something that Smith says has been there for him through the
years.
“In addition to all my coaches, teachers, the fans and my family,
I really have to say thanks to my parents,” he said. “They have
been there at every game, willing to do anything to help me.
They have been so very supportive. My coaches have always
told us to play ‘as one’. There are 11 of us on the field and we
have to play together to reach that common goal. If we can do
that, we can have success – that has been something that has
stuck with me.”
The two-sport star said that it helps that he has literally grown
up alongside many of his teammates. “We have some seniors
now that feel the same way I do,” Smith said. “Traquan Peterson
and Tyre Bronson have always been guys who if I needed
something, they will help me out. I know that they feel the same
with me too. If they needed something, they can always come
talk with me. The same with baseball. Tyler Matthis, who I have
been playing with forever; we just have a connection. It has
always been there.”
Smith also thanks his girlfriend, Olivia Burley, for her support
and a special shout out to his youngest sister, Hanna.
As good as he is on the field, Smith is just as good off.
That’s exactly what a leader would say.
PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE Salutes this week’s
“You know what? She has always been excited for me,” Smith
said. “She plays volleyball at the middle school and I hardly
have a chance to go see her play because I am at practice or at
a game. But she is there for me every Friday night. She is in the
stands, cheering me on and just supporting me. I want her to
know how much that has meant to me.”
Student Athlete
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SPORTS
Clinton Gets Win Against
Week of November 13-20, 2014
Undefeated Wallace Rose Hill
The Clinton High School varsity Dark Horses completely dominated the previously
undefeated Wallace Rose Hill Bulldogs Friday night 35-7 at the dog pound in
Wallace to earn a share of the conference championship with both Wallace
and the East Bladen Eagles from Bladen County.
The Horses were in total control on both offense and defense from the opening
whistle. Clinton won the opening coin toss and chose to receive. They started
their first possession on their own 18 yard line. The Horses put together an impressive drive behind hard running from sophomore Ryheem Skinner and junior Rayquan Faison with Skinner scoring from the one yard line. Chandler Perry added
the extra point and it was 7-0 in favor of the Dark Horses.
The Clinton defense held Wallace on their first possession and got the ball back
at midfield. They struck again fast with senior Hyson Howard scoring on a four
yard run and with the point after it was already 14-0 with still five minutes left in the
first quarter. The Bulldogs answered quickly with a 65 yard pass play and the lead
was cut to 14-7. Both defenses held on the next series and the quarter ended
still 14-7.
The second quarter was full of good defense and hard hitting. The Horses were
able to score once in the second quarter when Skinner broke loose and took the
ball inside the 10 yard line. Senior quarterback Aaron Viser scored on a quarterback keeper and it was 21-7 at intermission.
The third quarter was much of the same with the Horses still very much in control.
The only score of the quarter came when quarterback Viser connected with
senior Chandler Whitfield on a 60 yard pass play and it was 28-7 after three
quarters.
The rest of the game was strictly defense from both teams with the Dark Horses
getting one more late score by Rayquan Faison. Perry again added the extra
point and the game ended 35-7.
The Dark Horses were led on offense by Ryheem Skinner with 232 yard on 20 carries and Rayquan Faison with 118 yards. Senior Wade Sumner led the Dark Horse
defense with 12 tackles and Kris Royal had 9 tackles. Both Wallace and Clinton
ended the regular season with good 9-1 records. Clinton starts the first round of
the playoffs Friday night November 14th against Graham High School at Dark
Horse stadium in Clinton, game time is 7:30 pm.
HCA Dominates in the
Opening Round of State Playoffs
By Andrew Miller
Cougar 26 yard line in the early stages of the second quarter. HCA running back, Marcus
Scarborough found the end zone on the ensuing play on a 26 yard touchdown run to extend the HCA lead to 21-0 with 10:52 left to play in the second quarter.
The Crusaders then forced another punt and marched down the field to find the end zone
one final time before the half on another touchdown run from Marcus Scarborough from
45 yards out.
The Crusaders went into halftime with a 28-0 lead and would not look back. Marcus Scarborough headed into the half with 155 yards on 13 carries and 3 touchdowns.
After failed possessions by both teams the Crusaders punched the ball into the end zone
on a 6 yard touchdown run by Quinton Faison to lengthen the HCA lead to 35-0 with 4:22
left in the third quarter.
The Cougars finally found the end zone on a 19 yard touchdown pass to tighten the scoring
margin to 35-7.
Justin Smith brings down the ball carrier.
The Harrells Christian Academy football team found their rhythm again on Friday night
against Cannon School. The Crusaders have struggled in recent weeks to find their groove
on the offensive side of the ball but they turned their struggles around on Friday night in
their 49-13 win.
The Crusader defense gave their offense many scoring opportunities throughout the night.
The HCA defense did not allow the Cougars to find the end zone in the first half. The
Crusaders however, found the end zone early after a forced punt by the defense. Marcus
Scarborough scampered into the end zone from 37 yards out to give the Crusaders an early
7-0 lead.
The Crusaders forced yet another punt and marched straight down the field. The Cougar
defense however forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over on downs on the goal line. The
Crusader defense answered right back with a statement of their own. OH Rouse intercepted
a pass from Cannon quarterback Bryce Estes and returned the ball 7 yards for a touchdown.
The Crusader defense came up with a blocked punt that gave the Crusaders the ball on the
The Crusaders forced the Cougars to turn the ball over on downs giving the Crusaders the
ball back on the Cougar 47. The Crusaders marched down the field and capped off the drive
with a two yard quarterback keeper by OH Rouse for a touchdown. The Cougars answered
with a 16 yard touchdown pass to make the score 42-13 with 11:54 left to play in the game.
The Crusaders ran the clock out for the remainder of the game and found the end zone one
final time on a one yard touchdown run by Will Huff to seal the 49-13 victory over Cannon
School.
Marcus Scarborough finished the game with 168 yards on 19 carries and 3 touchdowns.
Quinton Fasion also broke the 100 yard mark on 15 carries and 1 touchdown. Both Davonta Best and OH Rouse grabbed an interception for the Crusaders to help seal a victory over
the Cougars.
The Crusaders advance to the second round of the NCISAA Division II State Playoffs
where they will take on the #1 seeded Davidson Day School. The Crusaders and Patriots
have hashed it out the past 5 years in tightly contested, high scoring battles. The Crusaders
however, have not found a way to come out with a win over the Patriots in previous years
but look to overcome recent history and advance to the state championship game.
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Lakewood Picks Up Win Over
Hobbton On the Gridiron
pos hit the PAT and Lakewood was ahead 14-0 with 4:15 left until the half.
With just 16 seconds left until the half, Nyquan Murphy broke two tackles and got into the
end zone from 7 yards out. Campos hit the PAT and Lakewood was up 21-0 at the break.
Just inside the third quarter, Lakewood’s Kenon Bailey hit a hole and was off to the races on
a pretty 51-yard touchdown with 10:50 left in the third quarter. Campos was perfect again,
hitting the PAT and Lakewood was in control at 28-0.
With just over three minutes left in the third quarter, Deshawn Wilson capped another solid offensive drive when he got in from 16 yards out. Campos hit the PAT and the Leopards
were in complete control at 35-0.
The Wildcats struggled against Lakewood’s solid effort that was highlighted by a 44-yard
touchdown run by Quamaine Williams, who recovered a loose ball fumble and sprinted
for the end zone with just under a minute left in the third quarter. Campos hit the PAT and
Lakewood ended their scoring at 42-0.
* Hobbton and Leopards will play in first round of playoffs tonight
The Lakewood Leopards varsity football team finished the regular season last Friday night
with a 42-0 victory over the Hobbton Wildcats.
The Leopards, now at 6-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference, will head into the first round of
the NCHSAA 1-A State Playoffs Friday night in a battle with the Columbia Wildcats (3-7
overall and 1-6 in the conference) in the jungle at Leopard Stadium. They have lost their
last 3 of 4 games.
Columbia is coming into the game off of a 29-15 loss to Perquimans (4-6 overall and 4-3 in
the conference).
In last Friday’s battle against Hobbton (2-9 overall and 1-5 in the conference), Lakewood’s
offense came out rocking.
After losing their previous three games (scoring just 27 offensive points in total during
those games), the Leopards came out, opening the game by polishing off a solid drive with
a 1-yard run by Deshawn Wilson. Alex Campos hit the PAT and the Leopards were up 7-0
with 5:46 left in the first quarter.
An impressive defensive effort by the Lakewood D, set up another solid drive in the second
quarter. The 13-play drive was capped by a 14-yard touchdown run by Keshon Bailey. Cam-
Leaders for Lakewood offensively were Deshawn Wilson, who was 6 of 11 with 123 yards
and 1 interception.
Receiving: Spencer Ray, 3 for 51; Jirah Cooper, 1 for 15; Maurice Boone, 1 for 40; and Trevon Wilson, 1 for 17.
Rushing: Keshon Bailey, 4 for 80; Carsell Bennett, 1 for 76; Deshawn Wilson, 12 for 48;
Nyquan Murphy, 4 for 21; Quamaine Williams, 1 for 12; and Maurice Boone, 4 for 7.
Defensively: Cody Barnett, 7 tackles; Josh Hall, 4; Logan Brewer, 6; Trace Faircloth, 6; Rays
Hays, 8; Ethan Blackwell, 4; Akili Underwood, 3; Chris Torres, 3; Joe Fisher, 3; Tristen
Hawks, 3.
For Hobbton:
Rushing: Raekwon Bryant, 18 for 118 yards; Marque Surles, 6 for 21; and Steven Bell, 4 for
5.
Receiving: Raekwon Bailey, 1 for 36 yards.
Hobbton will travel to Tarboro (2-9 overall and 1-5 in the conference) Friday night in the
first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs.
Lakewood will be at home vs. Columbia.
Both games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Midway, Union Head Into Playoffs Friday Night - Both On the Road
* Spartans head to Camden; Raiders to Jacksonville
He said Friday night’s game will be a challenge.
After going 1-2 in their final two games, the Union Spartans will head into Camden County
this Friday night to battle the Bruins in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs.
“It is going to be cold and a long ride, but the boys are excited about going,” Burley admitted.
“We feel that we have a chance. We are starting four freshman, three sophomores, one junior
and three seniors on defense. We have told the boys that win or lose, we are going to go have
fun.”
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Camden (at 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the conference) and seeded 5th is coming into the home
game with a lot of momentum. The team, coached by Chris McGee, is coming off of a sixgame winning streak, racking up 227 points in their last four games (to their opponents’ 79).
Union will travel to Camden on Friday night. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.
Like the Spartans, the Bruins have a powerhouse rusher in Jamar Cowell. Cowell is averaging at least 100 rushing yards per game. Union’s Shyquan Brunson averages just over 50
rushing yards per game. It should be noted, however, that last week against Midway, Brunson racked up 125 total yards.
Midway
The Midway Raiders, now at 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the conference will also be on the road
Friday night, headed to Jacksonville (N.C.) to take on Southwest Onslow in the first round of
the NCHSAA State Playoffs.
Camden County is 5-1 at home; Union is 0-5 on the road.
The Raiders are coming off of last week’s win over Union, continuing their three-game win
streak. Their last loss came on October 17 against Wallace-Rose Hill (34-14), where the team
played tough despite being outmatched by the top-ranked Bulldogs.
The Spartans, at 3-8 overall and 2-5 in the conference (a second place finish in the 1-A part
of the conference), are seeded 12th and are coming off two big road losses to Midway (41-13
on November 7 and a 49-7 loss to East Bladen on October 31, respectively).
Against the Raiders last Friday night, Union struggled from both sides of the ball. Midway
took a commanding 34-0 lead going into the half.
However, the Spartans came out of the locker room focused. The Union offense put together
an impressive drive that ended on a short pass from Shyquan Brunson to Warren Gay. The
PAT was good.
The good vibes the drive had awakened in the Spartan offense, extended to the kickoff team
after Union recovered an onside kick. Two plays later, Raider J.D. Lockamy picked off a
pass and scored a touchdown, putting the Raiders up 41-7 after a successful PAT.
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Southwest Onslow’s only loss this season came at the hands of Northside (35-14) on October
24 at home. Since then their defense have held their following two opponents (Croatan and
Dixon, respectively) scoreless, while their offense have tallied 65 points behind the running of
senior Aurellio Ottely. Ottely leads the team with 17 rushing touchdowns this season.
However, the Raiders have their own arsenal of power on both sides of the ball. Jeremy Robinson, Matt Kramer, Larry Blanks, Cameron Godwin, Cody Aker, Kyle Hawley and Nick Pope,
to name just a few.
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Game time Friday night is at 7:30 p.m.
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EDUCATION
Governor’s
Teachers Network
Week of November 13-20, 2014
Clinton City Schools’
Students of the Month
LC Kerr School - DeAsia Hicks , Butler Avenue School - McKinley Brewington, Sunset Avenue School - Jonah Hilburn, Sampson Middle School - Annika Autry , Clinton High School - Grace Reagan
Edna Seoane, a teacher at Hobbton High School, Karen Tyler, a teacher at
Hobbton High School and Amy Foreman, a teacher at Plain View Elementary
School, was recognized by the Board for being selected to serve one year as
an instructional and professional development expert and facilitator through
the Governor’s Teacher Network.
Salemburg Middle School
National FFA Convention
Chloe Hobbs, Erika Strickland. and Jana Hunter. These ladies received
Superintendent’s List for the 1st Nine Weeks.
By: Paul Williamson
HCA Senior/Publications Staff
On October 29, several FFA members from Harrells Christian Academy traveled to the National FFA Convention at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The group included members Cullen Hobbs, Rachel Bland, Amos Lanier, Holden Quinn, Anna Burgess, Noah Warrick, Marianne Moore, Spencer Cooke, Luke Quinn, Blake Phillips, Cameron Phillips, Hunter
Hathaway, and Harrells FFA advisor Chris Bell. The theme for this year’s convention, which
included over 450 exhibitors and over 75 different agricultural colleges, was “Go ALL Out.”
A total of 64,409 FFA members and guests from all over the United States gathered together for this 87th National FFA Convention where they listened to speakers, attended a career
fair, and learned about ways to make a difference in their communities back home.
One of the guest speakers was Mr. Jackson Harris from Alabama, who is the Vice-president
of FFA’s Southern Region. Harris addressed the vital role rural America has always played
in our nation’s economy. He also stressed the importance of ongoing revitalization in rural
America.
HCA senior Cullen Hobbs, president of HCA’s chapter, was one of seven high school students in North Carolina who was selected to serve as a National FFA Delegate at the convention. A National FFA Delegate makes many decisions on behalf of over 20,000 students
in their home state.
HCA advisor Chris Bell was thrilled to have the opportunity to take his students to this year’s
convention. He proudly stated, “The National FFA Convention gave our students the opportunity to meet students from all over the country while gaining valuable lessons that will
make our HCA FFA chapter back home better.”
Not only do the FFA students at HCA hope to use the skills and lessons they learned at the
convention to better their chapter, they also plan to promote agricultural prominence in
the communities around them.
Union Elementary Honors
Principal’s List
Hailey King, Lauren McMillan, Valeria Mendieta-Garcia, Kadence Sasser, Ariyona
Spearman, Callie White, Jorge Zamarripa
Honor Roll
Dioselyn Banos, Jyra Buie, Ariyanna Cantarero, Asia Carroll, Mackenzie Carter,
Haylie Freeman, Shayann Futrell, Brandon Gomez-Calmo, Ashley Granados-Arzate,
Elijah Gray, Brenda Gutierrez, Brian Gutierrez, Jorge Hernandez-Miranda, Stephanie
Hernandez, Joshua Herring, Kyri Howard, Benjamin Ibarra, Alan Jimenez, Lauren
McMillan, Johnathan Mondragon, Crystal Moore, Riley Moore, Mallory Newcomb,
Cameran Poole, Taylor Grace Register, Paul Reyes, Gladys Rodriguez, Kimberly
Singley, Chloe Smith, Hipolito Soto, Tamia Stewart-Sellars, Emily Tovar-Padilla,
Ja’miyrah Underwood, Robert Vaught, Aaron Whitehead, Christopher Willetts, Michael Williams
On November 10, 2014, Roseboro Salemburg Middle School celebrated academic success and
good citizenship with an awards program. The students that received Honor Roll, Principal’s List,
Superintendents List, and Student of the Month were recognized at this program.
Honor Roll, students must have an “A” or “B” in each class.
Principal’s List, students must earn an “A” in every class.
Superintendent’s List, students that have an average of at least a 98 in all of their classes.
Students of the Month, students are selected by their homeroom teacher for their exceptional
behavior and citizenship.
6th Grade
Principal’s List
Madelyn Ammons, Sierra Davis, Amber Gibson, Monseratt Olguin-Acosta, Jayden Sessoms Honor Roll
Abraham Arenas, Colby Beatty, Colby Cain, Kiersten Collins, Javin Cook, Ana Cruz
, Erick Falcon, Christian Gonzalez, Katie Hall, Krysta Hayes, Reagan Holmes, Kayley James, Kellan Jones, Cristahne Joyner, Hogan Lee, Cole Liebengood, Joanna Lopez, Rickilyn Lucas, Harley McLeod, Cole
Mitchell, Edward Moore, Amare Murphy
, Hunter Powell, Jamie Sessoms, April Smith, Rebekah Smith, Dulce Tinoco, Gloria Watson, Alexis West, Keely Westbrook, and Isaiah Winters.
7th Grade
Superintendent’s List
Chloe Hobbs and Erika Strickland.
Principal’s List
Carlos Acosta, Guillermo Bravo-Castaneda, Hayden Carter, Chase Honeycutt, Lauren Jackson, Reid
Jackson, Susana Jaramillo-Delgado, Taliyah Johnson, Santana Madgar, Antonio Ortiz, Kenya Owens, Skylin Peterson, Giselle Ramirez, Ja’Naiya Royal, (missing One) Madison Thigpen, and Nailea
Torres.
Honor Roll
Laura Alonso-Valenzuela, Elizabeth Baldwin, Lamaria Bates, Cameron Bracy, Narissa Brokob, Zanyah Brown, Memorie Bullard, Austin Campbell, Walter Chavez, John Cruz, Isabella Dolin, Evelyn
Hairr, Zayona Herriott-Torres, Javious Highsmith, Dakota Hollingsworth, Madison Fisher, Valeria
Gaspar, Addie Hawks, Trysten Jackson, Layla Khanshali, Ollie Knowles, Eligha Lee, Zamaya Lee,
Yisell Lopez Castro, Pablo Marcias, Luke Matthews, Dania Matute, Caleb McFee, Riley McLamb,
Maribel Morales, Amber O’Hara, Rolanda Parker, Charles Robinson, Maribel Salas, Edwin Venegas,
Dennis Walker, Elijah Williams Landon Williams
8th Grade
Superintendent’s List
Jana Hunter,
Principal’s List
Alexandrea Herriott, Emily Jackson, Hailey Lewis,
Honor Roll
Anna Beth Averett, Brianna Brooks, Aaron Butler, Trenton Cashwell, Mason Cashwell, Peyton
Crumpler, Sunnie Davis, Kayla Ezzell, Kendallynn Faircloth, Kimberly Fernandez, Angelica Garcia,
Elizabeth Hall, Noah Hayes,Lorin Hawks, Logan Henderson, Aniya Howard, Dylan Iverson, Patricia
Knight, Kayla Matthews, Everson Moran, Ta’Darius Melvin, Jada McNeil, Charlie Ponce-Mateo, Alexandra Grace Royal, Kimberlyn Swinson, Blake Williams, Demetrius Williams, and Dayan Williams.
Students of the Month Awards - September
Javious Highsmith , Le’Asia Faison, Zion Smith, and Holly Pariseau
October
April Davis , Cameron Shields, Jade Paquin, and Matthew Wilson
Week of November 13-20, 2014
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5. Demilitarize
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14. 6th Jewish month
15. “l836 siege” of U.S.
16. For in Spanish
17. Bunco games
18. Musical world for the iPhone
19. Smile
20. Charlotte’s Web’s White
21. His wife became salt
22. For example
23. Perceived
27. Violet-red color
30. Prizefighter Muhammed
31. Dentist’s group
32. Lowest feudal class
35. Passover feast and ceremony
38. Netherlands river
42. College teacher
43. Associated press
44. Exist
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46. Antlered cervid
47. Church announcement of a
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50. Anoint
52. ___ Lilly, drug company
54. Red plus yellow
56. Holy places
59. Exclamation of surprise
60. Million barrels per day (abbr.)
62. Farm state
63. Hold onto
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68. Speed of sound
70. Condition of comfort
71. Blemished skin
72. Wingloke structures
73. Nanosecond (abbr.)
74. Herd of unsheared sheep
75. Castrate a horse
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2. Sun-dried brick
3. 007’s creator
4. Married woman
5. Obstruct
6. 12th Jewish month
7. Opposite of minored
8. Leave out
9. Twice Pres. of Harvard,
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11. Swiss river
12. Spirit in The Tempest
13. Kitchen stove
24. Crocus spice
25. Raised railroad track
26. Injure permanently
27. Partial paralysis (pl.)
28. School in Newark, DE
29. Individual baking dish
32. Democratic Party of Germany
33. Poetic word for before
34. Eggs of a fish
36. Environmental Protec.
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37. One point N of due E
39. Express pleasure
40. Macaws
41. Seaport (abbr.)
48. Tagging the base runner
51. Inspector General
53. City of Angels
54. Made from an Oak tree
55. So. Am. ratites
57. Thai money in 1928
58. Expressed pleasure
60. Nutmeg seed covering
spice
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64. Between E and SE
65. Chest muscle (slang)
66. Used for hitting the ball
67. Tooth caregiver
68. Military Aircraft Group
69. Brew
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COMMUNITY CRIME
Arrest Reports
11-06 Arthur Dewayne Cashwell,
43; 934 McPhail Rd., Roseboro;
Simple Physical Assault; Court 1208
11-06 Lasagne Carol Blue, 33;
Budget Inn #16, Clinton; Order
for Arrest/Failure to Appear-Child
Support; Court 11-18
11-06 Romeo Lucas Castro, 27;
424 Sasser Lane, Clinton; Attempt
Second Degree Arson; Aggravated Assault; Criminal Damage to
Property (Vandalism); Secured
Bond $32,500; Court 11-07
11-06 Amber Nicole Smith, 21; 50
Chicken Lane, Salemburg; Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine; Possession/Distribute
Meth Precursor; Secured Bond
$50,000; Court 11-14
11-06 Bradley Justin Watts, 33;
371 Cabbage Patch Rd., Clinton;
Manufacture Methamphetamine;
Possession/Distribute Precursor
Chemical; Possession of Methamphetamine; Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth; Storage of Hazardous Waste without Permit; Secured
Bond $100,000; Court 11-14
11-07 Claudia Guardado, 33; 335
Mattie Byrd Lane, Clinton; Trespassing; Unsecured Bond $500;
Court 12-03
11-07 Eric Bell, 43; 627 Elbow
Rd., Salemburg; Fraud-Worthless
Checks; Written Promise to Appear; Court 12-02
11-07 Valentin Jose-Cruz, 32; 160
Week of November 13-20, 2014
Smith Rd., Garland; DWI; Secured
Bond $1,500; Court 01-08
12; Interfere with Emergency Communication; No Bond; Court 11-18
11-08 Corey Glenn Hardison, 30;
285 Hollandtown Rd., Salemburg;
Failure to Appear-Larceny; Secured
Bond $500; Court 12-17
11-10 Jerry Dexter Barrett, 42; 446
Cannady Rd. Harrells; Domestic Assault on a Female; Domestic Criminal
Trespassing; No Bond; Court 12-02
11-09 James Thomas Rhodes, 27;
153 Hurricane Lane, Clinton; Failure
to Appear: Second Degree Trespass;
Failure to Appear: Communicating
Threats; Failure to Appear: Injury to
Real Property; Failure to Appear: No
Operators License; Secured Bond
$3,000; Court 11-25
11-09 Bonnie Jean Sampsell, 33;
506 North Main St., Newton Grove;
Simple Physical Assault; Court 1202
11-09 Donna Jean Wakeford, 32;
2560 Ebeniezer Forest Rd., Roseboro; Failure to Appear in Court; Secured Bond $1,000; Court 11-25
11-09 Charles Darious Weeks, 41;
42 Country Ridge Lane, Clinton; Assault on a Female; Secured Bond
$500; Court 12-04
11-09 Olga Martha Rodriguez, 23;
2527 Big Piney Grove Rd., Clinton;
Failure to Appear: DWLR; Failure to
Appear: Canceled/Revoke/Suspended Tag; Secured Bond $500; Court
12-03
11-09 Travis M Patterson, 36; 413
Sampson St., Clinton; Damage to
Personal Property; Unsecured Bond
$500; Court 01-23
11-10 John Robert Gatlin, 29; 116
Lark Hill Lane, Roseboro; Assault on
a Female; Assault on a Child under
Birth Certificates
-Isaiah Lamar Jacobs born on October 28, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center
to Christopher Louis Jacobs and Candice Danielle Canady
-Christopher Avilez born on October 29, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to
Lilian Yamileth Avilez Barrientos
-Iris Louise Hyde born on October 29, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to
Tara Louise Cox
-Alejandra Reza Mendoza born on October 29, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Octavio Reza Morales and Claudia Isela Mendoza Torres
-James Ricardo Romero Mejia born on October 29, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Richard Grabiel Romero Selaya and Zoila Maria Mejia Martinez
-Jairo Dionisio Cardenas Hernandez born on October 31, 2014 at Sampson Regional
Medical Center to Jairo OQuely Cardenas Enamorado and Keidy Lilly Hernandez
Reyes
-Laycie Carol Lamb born on October 31, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to
Justin Wayne lamb and Lindsay Carol Lamb
-Reagan Elizabeth Rose born on October 31, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center
to Brian Matthew Rose and Jessica Marie James-Rose
-Emely Jaramillo Salgado born on October 30, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Avelino Jaramillo Osorio and Elvia Maribel Salgado Alvarez
-Jacquelyn Gray Holman born on November 1, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Joshua Bradley Holman and Olivia Gail Holman
-Nevaeh Alexandra Thomas born on November 1, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical
Center to Bryant Alexander Thomas and Rahneisha Lonyea Durrett
Marriage Certificates
-Kenneth Lee Simmons to Delphine Murphy Matthews
-Hardy Linwood Brewington to Edna Bradshaw Brewington
-Gary Mack Herring Sr to Lydia Hobbs Wade
-Timothy Louis Hobbs to Karen Rene Holland
-Scott Coleman Hodges to Brandie Jean Beasley
-Corburt Keller Allen to Amanda Brooke Cottle
-Melbin Abad Herrera Meraz to Ela Nereida Abreu
-Greg Smith Waters to Leslie Dawn Avent
-Michael Ray Maher to Amanda Gail Elkins
-Michael Alexander Combs to Toni Michelle Nunnery
Deaths
-Ernest Williams Dabbs
-Robert Michael Giddens
-Graham Godwin
-Franklin McClain
-Anthony Eugene McCalope
-Emely Jaramillo Salgado
-Bertha Mae Williams
Land Transfers
-Amanda Joyce S Carter, Cynthia Gail S Grantham, Rodney Grantham, Dorothy B
Smith, Ira Richard Smith III, William Harvey Smith to Dorothy S Weeks- Lot North
Clinton
-PEMCO LTD, Secretary of HUD to Southern Specialty Properties LLC- 1 Acre
Sampson
-The NC Foundation for Christian Ministries to HG3Land LLC- Lot Sampson
-HG3Land LLC, Phillip Lee Hudson/MBR/MGR to Bobby Gene Whitfield- 149.15
Acres Sampson
-Donna Wade Smith, Howard D Smith to Carolyn B Smith and Matthew Doyle Smith4 Lots Plainview
-Andrea Michael Arnette, James Nathan Arnette, John Ashton Craig, Kristiryan
11-10
Marco Thomas Gaskin, 54;
125 Janice Lane, Clinton; Failure to
Appear-DWLR; Secured Bond $500;
Court 11-20
11-11 Kelvin Lorenzo Greenfield, 52;
160 Blanchard Rd., Turkey; Assault on
a Female; Criminal Damage to Property; Secured Bond $2,500; Court 12-03
11-11 Jeremy Wayne Mote, 26; 257
West Fifth St., Garland; Simple Physical Assault; Court 01-15
11-12 Michelle Stephanie Evens, 40;
NE Main St., Salemburg; Communicating Threats; Written Promise to Appear
11-12 Kenneth Ray Oliver, 50; 1338
Norris Rd., Garland; DWI; Unsecured
Bond $500; Court 12-03
11-12 Bettina Brown, 25; 425 Dusty
Rd., Clinton; Communicating Threats;
Court 11-25
Incident/Investigation Report
11-06 Britany Kenon reported a Burglary at her residence located at 102
Jones St., Apt. A, Salemburg. No items
were reported missing.
11-06 Patricia Cherry reported the Larceny of her Vehicle Tag located at 2150
Needmore Rd., Turkey.
11-06 Kecia Mendoza reported the
Vandalism of her property located at
196 Ivey Parks Lane, Godwin.
11-06 Katrina Peters reported
the Larceny of her Bicycle from
her residence located at 908 W
Roseboro St., Roseboro.
11-06 Ronald Batts reported a
Burglary at his residence located
at 239 Benson Hwy., Dunn. Items
reported missing 46” flat screen
TV, handgun, 50” flat screen TV,
jewelry, laptop, and two recording devices.
11-06 Regina Johnson reported
a Burglary at her residence located at 595 Hinson Rd., Dunn.
11-07 William Bullard reported a
Larceny located at 12640 Boykin
Bridge Rd., Roseboro. Items reported missing included a grease
gun, drill set, wrench set, air gun,
and sockets.
11-08 Roger Faircloth reported a
Larceny at his residence located
at 283 Hollandtown Rd., Salemburg. Items reported missing included a finish nail gun and two
framing nail guns.
11-10 Elisa Banegas reported
the Larceny of her Diet Pills from
her residence located at 65 Steve
Harris Lane, Clinton.
11-10 Charlie Spencer reported
the Theft of his Vehicle located at
446 Cannady Rd., Harrells.
11-12 Andrew Rath reported the
Larceny of his Copper Pipe from
his residence located at 2353
Butler Island Rd., Roseboro.
Douglas Craig, Matthew Wyatt Dunn, Teresa May Dunn, Jewell Christina Lee
Haiglar, Larry Ingram Haiglar Jr, Stephanie Everette Haiglar, Randy William Hewitt,
Sandra May Hewitt, Ernest Edward Brian Interdonato, Donna May Kale, Rodney
Griffin Kale, Debra May Poston, Richard Brett Poston, Angelia May Snow to Gloria
McCullen Kelso and Milton Craig McCullen- 1 Acre Halls
-Brock & Scot PLLC/AIF, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation/By AIF, Mark
A Pearson/MBR/MGR to Robert E Lee- Lot 25 Greenbrier Heights Section Two
-Thornton Homes Co to Jaime Velasquez Morales- 0.60 Acres Franklin
-Helen Strickland, Lauren M Strickland, William S Strickland to Strickland Swine
LLC- 54.05 Acres Sampson & Wayne
-Leslie D Bogdanowicz, Michael D Bogdanowicz to Michael Cody Bogdanowicz,
Michael D Bogdanowicz- 52.98 Acres Turkey
-Sheryl A Jackson to Sherri Bostic- 1 Acre Dismal
-Audrey Gail R Baldwin/ADMR, Bobby Joe Rackley, Benjamin R Warrick/COMR to
Audrey Gail R Baldwin/ADMR, Bobby Joe Rackley, Neil S Rackley, Pattie B Rackley,
Benjamin R Warrick/COMR- Tract 2 RJ Rackley Heirs Division 30.56 Acres South
Clinton
-Three W Farms LLC, Stephen Wright, William Nelson Waters III, William Nelson
Waters Jr to Jammie S Piercy and Kimberly W Piercy- 39.024 Acres South Clinton
-Boykin Lakes Company/G PTNR, Mary Lily J Nuckolls/Gen P to Billy G Edwards- 2
Tracts South Clinton
-Boykin Lakes Company/G PTNRY, Mary Lily J Nuckolls/Gen P to Timothy W
Howard/TR, Timothy W Howard Revocable Trust- 16.170 Acres Tract 1 South
Clinton
- Boykin Lakes Company/G PTNRY, Mary Lily J Nuckolls/Gen P to Martin D Adams
and Sandra S Adams- 2 Tracts South Clinton
-Doris T Barnes, James Welton Barnes, Jerry T Barnes, Pamela A Barnes, Jennifer
B Fann, Jesse A Baysden, Jesse A Baysden, Janet Marie Burchette/AIF, Jennifer B
Fann-Baysden, Janet B Hill/KNA, Janet Marie B Hill/AKA, Jason Hill/By AIF, Jimmy
Jackson, Judy B Jackson to Kava Family Farm LLC- 22.12 Acres Tract 3 Honeycutts
-Julius Strickland, Kelli M Strickland, Rocky L Strickland, Toni Strickland to Holly H
Norris, Paul V Norris- 61.01 Acres Lisbon
-James Ronnie Alderman, Patricia W Alderman to Albert Blair Alderman and Karen
Smith Alderman- Tract 3 1.00 Acres McDaniels
-Adenis Castro Romero, Adenis Enar Castro Romero to Paula Cristela Acosta
Zuniga- Lot 1 Lottie W Rose Land Division North Clinton
-Barry Douglas Smith, Candis G Smith to Amy Davis Smith and Jerod Palmer SmithTract 2- 2.14 Acres McDaniels
- Boykin Lakes Company/G PTNRY, Mary Lily J Nuckolls/Gen P to Tammy D
Mitchell- 11.278 Acres Tract 3 South Clinton
-DMB Partners LLC, J Scott Moore, Julie A Moore, William B Sutton Jr/MGR to
Robert Louis Smith and Donna Peterson Thomas- Lot 5 Timberlake Subdivision
Section Seven 0.82 Acres North Clinton
-Alton Maynor to Mark Maynor- 3.32 Acres Belvoir
-Drenda Ammons, William C Ammons, William C Ammons Sr to Tiffany Ammons
and Williams C Ammons Jr- 0.54 Acres Little Coharie
-Emma P Moore/By AIF, James F Moore, Marlene R Norris/AIF to James F Moore15 Acres Lisbon
-Mary Margaret Townsend Pendergrass Irrevocable Trust, Mary T Mueller/BENE,
Mary Margaret Townsend Pendergrass, Mary Q Pruitt/BENE, Townsend Quinn/BENE,
Townsend Quinn/Co TR, Gordon L Townsend Jr/Co TR to Gordon L Townsend/JR99.28 Acres Dismal
-Sharon Lynn Culbreth/FKA, Scott Casey Sinclair, Sharon Culbreth Sinclair to Sharon
C Herring and William T Herring II- 0.85 Acres Newton Grove
-Jennifer Roscoe Oliver, Michael Joseph Oliver to Peerless Investments LLC- 0.50
Acres Honeycutts
-Caliber Home Loans Inc/AIF, LSF8 Master Participation Trust/BY AIF, US Bank Trust
NA As Trustee/By AIF to Francisco Lira Valle- Tract5 2 Roy E Best Farm 11.86 Acres
Week of November 13-20, 2014
SALEMBURG
Mrs.
Edna
Sessoms
Ammons, 59 of 481 Hairr
Lane, Salemburg, passed
away Sunday, November
9, 2014 at her home.
The funeral service was
held at 3:00 P.M. on
Wednesday, November
12, 2014, at Peniel
Pentecostal
Holiness
Church with Rev. Jeff
Bartlett and Rev. James
Hairr officiating. Interment followed at the SessomsFaircloth Cemetery in Salemburg. Mrs. Ammons was
born on October 11, 1955 in Sampson County to the late
Preston and Lillian Riner Sessoms. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, William Jr. Ammons of the
home; daughters, Penchealea Ann “Sheba” Jacobs of
Autryville and Brenda Lynn Jacobs Pariseau of Salemburg;
son, Gurney William “G.W.” Ammons of Salemburg; sister,
Bell Autry of Roseboro; brothers, Lee Sessoms of Florida,
Henry Sessoms, Perry Sessoms and Erwin Sessoms all of
Autryville; five Grandchildren and one great grandchild;
and several nieces and nephews. The family received
friends on Wednesday, afternoon from 1:00 P.M. to 2:45
P.M. at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3681 Dunn
Road, Roseboro. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral
Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.
WILMINGTON
Mrs. Julia B. DeVane, 102, of 2913 Green Tip Cove,
Wilmington, NC, died Thursday at her home. The funeral
services will be held at
11am, Tuesday, November
11, 2014 at Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church,
Wilmington, NC with Rev.
Terry Henry officiating.
Mrs. DeVane is survived
by her DAUGHTER-Annette
Murphy of the home and
one grandson, Clayton
Murphy, Jr. of Greensboro,
NC. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be sent
to Elderhaus, Inc., PACE Services, 2220 S 17th Street,
Wilmington, NC.
CLINTON
Howell Richard Ellis, 75, of 399 Belvoir School Road
died, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
The funeral service will be held Friday, November 14,
2014 at 2:00 P.M., at Owen Grove PFWB Church with the
Rev. Kim Strickland and Rev. Chubby Reiber officiating.
Interment will follow in
Grandview
Memorial
Park. Mr. Ellis a native of
Sampson County was
the son of Lloyd Richard
Ellis and Virginia Robinson
Ellis. He was a member of
Owen Grove PFWB Church,
member of Woodmen of
the World, past member
of the board of directors
of Sampson County Farm
Bureau. He served in the National Guard for eight years.
He was a self-employed farmer for many years. He retired
from Clinton City Schools as a Maintenance Supervisor
in 2004. He was also a locksmith. He was preceded
in death by his father and mother Lloyd and Virginia
Ellis, a brother, Ben, and an infant brother, Graham Ellis.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-six years, Gracie Dudley Ellis
of the home; daughter, Cindy Ellis Johnson and husband
Bradley of Clinton; sons, Timmy Ellis and wife Wanda of
Roseboro, Ronald Ellis and wife Theresa of Clinton, and
Kevin Ellis and wife Erin of Clinton; brother, Donnie Ellis
and wife Phyllis; eight grandchildren, Alan Johnson,
Meredith Johnson Headley, Deanne, Marla, Brandon,
Blake, Carson and Peyton Ellis. The family will receive
friends from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M., Thursday, November 13,
2014 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral at 118 Fayetteville
Street, Clinton, NC 28328, and at other times at the
home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.
crumpler-honeycutt.com.
CLINTON
Mr. Dewey Peele Elmore, 89, of 516 Stewart Avenue, died
Monday, November 10, 2014 at Harnett Woods Nursing
Center in Dunn, NC. The funeral service was held at 11
A.M., Thursday, November 13, 2014 at First Baptist Church
Chapel, 408 College Street in Clinton with the Reverend
Dr. Ray Ammons and Reverend Tim Register officiating.
Interment with military honors followed in the Clinton City
Cemetery. Mr. Elmore, born in 1925 in Sampson County,
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was the son of the late John Addison Elmore and Thelma
Malpass Elmore and the husband of the late Jestine
“Jake” Jackson Elmore. He was a sales representative for
the N C State Motor Club as well as being a veteran of the
US Army serving during World War II, serving in the Battle
of the Bulge, and also a recipient of the Bronze Star. He
served on the Clinton Fireman’s Relief Fund and was a
member of First Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday
School for many years. He is survived by children, Dewey
Stephen Elmore and wife Barbara of Clinton, Sherrie
Elmore Cogdell and husband George of Goldsboro and
John Emmitt Elmore and wife Jennifer of Greenville, NC;
grandchildren, Amy Elmore,
Eric Elmore and fiancé
Carie Johnson, Ed Cogdell,
Caroline
C.
Wheeler
and husband Ned, Ben
Cogdell, Jenny E.Paxton
and husband Jason, Jack
Elmore and wife Hannah,
Joseph Elmore and wife
Abigail, and Janey Elmore;
two great-grandchildren;
brother, Graham Elmore
of Clinton; sisters, Eunice
Brooks of Fayetteville and
Dorothy Parks of Raleigh. The family received friends from
10 A.M. to 11A.M., one hour prior to service Thursday,
November 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 408
College Street, Clinton, and at other times at the home
at 516 Stewart Avenue, Clinton, NC. Specials thanks to his
caregivers, Lucille Smith and Patsy Joyner.
Memorials may be made to the N C Baptist Children’s
Home at PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-0338.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumplerhoneycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt
Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of
Murline Williams Tew of Broadway, NC, and formerly of
Clement, on November
11, 2014. A celebration
of life will be held at 11:00
A.M. on Friday, November
14, 2014 at Holly Springs
Baptist Church, Broadway,
with Rev. Jerry Parsons
and Dr. James Dees, Jr.
officiating. A graveside
service will follow at 2:30
P.M. at Minson Williams
Cemetery, Autryville.
Mrs. Tew was born on
December 18, 1927 in Cumberland County to the late
William Stanley and Mattie Irene Bunce Williams. She is
preceded in death by her parents; her first husband,
James Edward Williams, Sr.; and one son, James Edward
Williams, Jr. She worked as a Librarian with the Fayetteville
Observer. She is survived by her loving husband, Donnie
Tew; sister, Mildred Williams; daughter, Melinda New and
her husband, Van; son, Jerry Williams and his wife, Linda;
grandchildren, Tammy Williams Cain and her husband,
Walter, Chad Williams and his wife, Jessica, Candice
Williams Dunn and her husband, David, Jeremy Williams
and his wife, Sheryl Watson Williams and Abigail Williams;
and great grandchildren, Ella Rose and Matthew James
Williams, and Caroline Nicole and David William Dunn.
The family will receive friends on Friday morning from
10:00 to 10:45 A.M. at Holly Springs Baptist Church,
Broadway, or following the graveside service. Flowers
are welcome, or memorials may be made to Holly
Springs Baptist Church, 385 Holly Springs Church Road,
Broadway, NC 27505; or to Clement Baptist Church, 6175
Maxwell Road, Autryville, NC 28318. Services entrusted to
Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.
ELIZABETHTOWN
Mr. Lendo Melvin 70 of
1471 Johnsontown Rd.,
died Friday, November 07,
2014 at his residence. He
was born on December
9, 1943, to the late Vann
Leon and Mary Alice
Melvin of Elizabethtown,
North Carolina. At an
early age he was saved
and baptized at Mt. Sinia
Baptist Church, in Bladen
County.
Lendo Melvin
attended Bladen County School and graduated from The
Bladen Central Training School in the “Class of 1965”. After
graduating, he attended Kittrell College and received an
Associate of Science degree in 1974. Later, he obtained
a bachelor of science in Sociology from Elizabeth City
State University. Lendo was united in holy matrimony
to Carolyn Freeman on April 10, 1976. This union was
blessed with two sons. Leonard Gerald Melvin, his oldest
son, preceded him in death on August 5, 2011. Funeral
service was held at 1:00P.M. Thursday, November 13,
2014 at Pleasant Hill Holiness Church, by the Reverend
Handy Gunter. Burial followed in the Susie Sandhill
Cemetery. He leaves to treasure his memory: His wife,
Carolyn F. Melvin of Elizabethtown, NC; a son, Reginald L.
Melvin of Elizabethtown, NC; three brothers, Cabolt Melvin
of Corona, NY; Callis O. Melvin of Garland, NC; Joseph
D. Melvin (Minnie) of Elizabethtown, NC; two sisters, Viola
Browne of Jamaica, NY; Lucretia Hall of Jamaica, NY; one
aunt, Lubbie Evans of Elizabethtown, NC; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws,
beloved family, and friends. Online condolences maybe
sent through www.carterfh.com. Service by Carter Funeral
Home, Garland, NC
ROSEBORO
Cassell DeVane was born February 29, 1940 in Ivanhoe,
NC to the late Willie Council De Vane and Mary Florence
Corbett DeVane. He married Bessie Gennell Hayes. They
decided to make Roseboro, NC their home in January
2009. He joined Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist
Church and accepted Christ as his personal Savior.
Although his health declined, Cassell loved the Lord
and continued to faithfully serve the Lord until his day
of rest on November 6, 2014. A graveside service was
held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at
the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, in Spring Lake,
NC with full military honors. Through the help of the Lord
and the prayers of his family, Cassell survived a twenty
plus years stint in the United States Army. He retired
from the United States Army with a host of medals and
accolades. After his military service, Cassell continued
to work and further his education. He was always the
diligent provider for his wife and family. He is preceded
in death by his eldest daughter Sandra D. DeVane.
Cassell leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life,
Bessie Gennell DeVane his wife of many years. His five
daughters: Gaylynn S DeVane-Crenshaw of Harrells,
NC, Sabrina DeVane-Babb (Jeffrey) of Manassas, VA,
Wilma DeVane-Gray of Roseboro, NC, Cassola DeVane
Dobbins of Fayetteville, NC, Virgie DeVane-Hayes (David)
of Rose Hill, NC, four sons: Travis DeVane (Carmen) NY,
Cassell DeVane (Emily) of Clinton, NC, Waddell McVea
DeVane (Susan) of Fayetteville, NC, and Darrell Council
DeVane of Ivanhoe, NC. Twenty-seven grandchildren:
Sharma DeVane, Derrick DeVane (Shameika), Travis
DeVane, Jr., Isiah DeVane (Yarielka), Noah DeVane,
Asia DeVane, Joanna DeVane, Alonzo Crenshaw
(Antoinette), Brandon Crenshaw, Shannon Babb,
Nikkei Gray, Ronald Gray II, Sabriya Dobbins, Warren
Dobbins III, James Dobbins, Ciara DeVane-Hayes,
David Hayes, Donovan Hayes, Janoah K. Vann, Rene
DeVane, Ahmad Johnson, Michael Johnson, Autumn
DeVane, Darrell DeVane II, Gennell DeVane, Shanya
DeVane and Heaven DeVane. Six great-grandchildren:
Liana DeVane, Zyan DeVane, Ziyah Crenshaw, Alonzo
Crenshaw Jr., Tahiri Crenshaw, and Gabriella Martinez.
Five sisters: Weo Mae Carr, Wallace, NC, Veatrice Smith
(Edward) Ivanhoe, NC, Mary C. Vann, Ivanhoe, NC, Ann
Washington (Edward), Merrillville, Indiana, Aria Echols,
Ivanhoe, NC, and one brother: Willie DeVane (Pearlie),
Ivanhoe, NC. His in-laws: Lillian Imes of Harrells, NC,
Minnie Robinson (Charles) of Harrells, NC, Lois Hayes of
Waterboro, SC, Raymond Hayes (Emma) of Ivanhoe,
NC, Minnie Pearl of Ivanhoe, NC, and Lawrence Hayes
(Mary Rose) of Willard, NC. Additionally, a host of nieces
and nephews. The Family of Cassell DeVane would like
to extend our heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation
to all who expressed their sympathy and respected the
wishes of our family during our time of bereavement.
May God’s blessings continue to flow upon you all.
Online condolences maybe sent through www.carterfh.
com. Service by Carter Funeral Home in Garland.
ROSEBORO
Mary P. Tatum, age-87,
907 Bullard Street died
Friday 11/7/14 at Cape
Fear
Valley
Medical
Center. Funeral services
were held at 2pm
Wednesday
11/12/14
at St. Thomas AME Zion
Church in Roseboro, N.C.
Interment in the Hillcrest
Cemetery, Clinton, N.C.
Survivors are 2 daughters-Trudy Tatum-Roseboro, N.C.,
Arlene
Johnson-Fayetteville,N.C.;1
granddaughterDeidre Thornton-Berlin, N.J.; 2 great grandchildren. Public
viewing Tuesday 11/11/14, 1 to 6 pm, family present 5 to
6pm, Butler & Son Funeral Home, Roseboro, N.C. www.
butlerandson.com.
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preferred. Experience with Honeywell
products is preferred. Ability to calculate
units of measurement is required.
Applications may be obtained from
Star Communications HR Department,
3900 US 421 Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328 or
on-line stmc.net
Deadline - 5:00 pm, Friday, November 14, 2014
Star Communications is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
Week of November 13-20, 2014
FACES AND FACTS TELL THE
STORY OF DISABILITY
www.thesampsonweekly.com
BUSINESS
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Congratulations
Chamber Member of the Week
By Brenda Brown
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
in Fayetteville, NC
November is Family Stories Month. Every family has stories—
stories are a great way to carry on family legacies, pass lessons on to
future generations, and share what is important to your family with
the rest of the world. Your family stories may include ones about the
birth of a child, serving in war, helping people in need, or the deaths
of loved ones.
We’d like to share some stories about what it means to receive
disability benefits from Social Security. And we have a website that
does just that: The Faces and Facts of Disability, ready for you to explore at www.socialsecurity.gov/
disabilityfacts.
Learning the facts and hearing people’s stories about disability allows for a fuller understanding of
what is perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program.
The Social Security Act sets a very strict definition of disability. To receive disability benefits, a
person must have an impairment expected to last at least a year or result in death. The impairment
must be so severe that it renders the person unable to perform not only his or her previous work,
but also any other substantial work in the national job market. Social Security does not provide
temporary or partial disability benefits. Because the eligibility requirements are so strict, Social
Security disability beneficiaries are among the most severely impaired people in the country and
tend to have high death rates.
In addition, Social Security conducts a periodic review of people who receive disability benefits
to ensure they remain eligible for disability. Social Security aggressively works to prevent, detect,
and prosecute fraud. Social Security often investigates suspicious disability claims before making a
decision to award benefits—proactively stopping fraud before it happens. These steps help ensure
only those eligible have access to disability benefits.
If you want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes when someone applies for disability
benefits, watch our seven-part video series on the process at www.socialsecurity.gov/socialmedia/
webinars.
Congratulations to the Chamber’s Member of the Week, Clinton Medical Clinic, located
at 403 Fairview Street in Clinton. Clinton Medical Clinic provides comprehensive
primary care services to the residents of Sampson and surrounding counties. This
was the objective of practice when it was founded in 1969 and has continued for
over 40 years. For more information about Clinton Medical Clinic, please contact Bob
Williams at (910) 592-6011, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.clintonmed.com. For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce
call (910) 592-6177 or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org.
Chamber Chat
With Janna Bass
We all see those bright yellow decals throughout Sampson County
and hear each other use the term to “buy local…” but what does that
really mean and why is it so important?
Buying Local means for every $100 spent at a locally owned business,
$73 remains in the local economy.
Please read and watch some of the stories about real cases of people who have benefited from
Social Security by visiting the Faces and Facts of Disability website at www.socialsecurity.gov/
disabilityfacts.
Buying Local means when we shop locally owned businesses, our money is re-circulated over
and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to our community and state.
Family and personal stories are great ways to discover important truths.
Buying Local means by shopping, dining, and doing business locally, we are supporting the
success of these businesses by keeping dollars in the local economy.
Ribbon Cutting
at Clinton Drug
While the benefits of purchasing within Sampson County could go on and on, I just want to
encourage the community to shop local this holiday season and to remind you of the importance of supporting our local businesses. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29th,
is Small Business Saturday. I encourage each of you to stop in to local businesses and first off,
thank them for their support of the community and their dedication to our local economy.
Secondly, I encourage you to support them and shop local.
I also encourage you and your family and friends to join in on the festive holiday events
that are right around the corner. Save the date for Friday, December 12th for the annual
“Christmas in the City” in Clinton and the Roseboro Christmas Parade. Join in on the festive
activities taking place throughout Sampson County. Christmas in the City will consist of a
tree lighting celebration in Downtown Clinton at 5:30pm followed by a wide variety of events
including museum tours, carriage and hay rides, gingerbread decorating, live entertainment,
and much more. We look forward to another great event with an evening full of festive activities.
Also, join us the following day for the Annual Christmas in Clinton Parade at 10:00am on
December 13th also in Downtown Clinton. The Christmas in Clinton Parade is truly a staple
to our County seat and we look forward to another great family fun tradition.
Lastly, the Chamber’s Coat Closet will continue throughout the month of November. Drop
off your new or gently used coats at one of the 30 drop off sites located throughout Sampson
County. We encourage you to give the gift of warmth this winter.
The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a Customer Appreciation & Ribbon
Cutting celebration on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 with an established business, Clinton
Drug Company. Located at 307 Beaman Street in Clinton, Clinton Drug Company would like
to thank their customers for their commitment and dedication as they celebrated their 21st
Anniversary. Clinton Drug Company has additional services for you to take full advantage
of including: expanded clinical services, immunization services, simplify my medicine, &
medication therapy management. For more information about Clinton Drug Company, please
contact Amanda Bryan at (910) 592-8444, e-mail [email protected] and also like
them on Facebook. For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce
call (910) 592-6177 or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org.
Ribbon Cutting
at Peaceful Path
The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a ribbon cutting celebration with A
Peaceful Path on Saturday, October 25th highlighting their new location on 820 College Street
in Clinton. A Peaceful Path offers some of today’s most requested and sought after alternative
healing methods: acupuncture, meditation, Tai Chi and more. They also carry organic herbals
and hand crafted items by local artisans. For more information about A Peaceful Path, please
contact Bonnie Augustine at (910) 990-3706 or email [email protected]
For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce call (910) 592-6177
or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org.
I look forward to seeing each of you throughout the community on November 29th as we
support our local businesses with Small Business Saturday. Share with us on the Chamber’s
Facebook page your small business support story! For more information about Small Business Saturday, Christmas in the City, community Christmas Parades or the Chamber’s Coat
Closet project, call 910-592-6177 or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org.
Claim Denied?
Call H. W. “Sandy” Sanderson, Jr.
Attorney
910.592.5751
212 West Main Street * Clinton, NC
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