EXTRA, EXTRA!! SEE PAGE 3 Weekly FOR Brought FULL To You DETAILS By: Great Gas Give-Away! SAMPSON COUNTY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER The Sampson Weekly “We will meet or beat any competitors price!” FREE VOLUME 4, ISSUE 16 Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com INSIDE Performance Automotive Project Eagle To Open Soon Faith Page A8 Flight Comes To Reality Entertainment Page A9 Business Page A19 WEATHER Fri Scattered T-Stroms Hi: 82 º Lo: 53 º Sat Sunny Hi: 77 º Lo: 50 º Sun Partly Cloudy Hi: 76 º Lo: 56 º Mon Isolated T-Stroms Hi: 78 º Lo: 59 º Tues Partly Cloudy Vince Burgess of Burgess Construction Group updates Terry Lee and Ingrid Burgess on construction progress at the new Performance Automotive Inc. Sampson County will soon be home to a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership; Performance Automotive, Inc. The shiny new dealership, owned by Ingrid Burgess and Terry Lee, will bring new car brands back to Clinton that many locals have driven out of county seeking for some time now. The 2 million dollar project is currently under construction by Vince Burgess and the general contracting company of Burgess Construction Group. Ingrid Burgess stated, “Construction is coming along well, and we are very pleased. He is doing a great job!” The project site and future new home for Performance Automotive Inc is just off Southeast Boulevard at 605 Warsaw Road across from Brooks Brothers. Terry Lee and Ingrid Burgess expect the new dealership to open in June of this year, and state that the project, Performance Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, & Ram, will be PERFORMANCE, see P. 3 Team P.R.I.D.E. 5K FUNd Run Wed Sunny Hi: 85 º Lo: 61 º If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. 1 Corinthians 15:19 On Saturday April 6, 2013 a year long dream and a lot of hard work came to reality for Boy Scout Jarrett Jackson. A dedication ceremony for his Eagle Scout project entitled “Project Eagle Flight” was held at Spivey’s Corner Fire Department with a large crowd of supporters at Jarrett’s side to show off the newly completed Helipad. Also an impressive entrance and demonstration was done by two Critical Care helicopters, showing exactly the impact the new helipad will have on this crucial emergency service. The Project Eagle Flight Dedication Ceremony was called to order by Richard Stephenson, Eagle Scout Advisor with invocation being done by L.E. McLamb. Presentation of the Colors was done by the Sampson County Fire Association Honor Guard and newly promoted Eagle Scout Jarrett Jackson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Speakers included Richard Stephenson, Eagle Scout Advisor who presented the history of Jarrett’s project and Don Butler, Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations with Murphy Brown LLC, presented Murphy Brown’s role in helping to raise the necessary funds for the Helipad project. Jarrett Jackson made his Dedication Remarks and showed the attendees a power point presentation of his “Journey to an Eagle Scout”. Jarrett is a sophomore at Midway High School and a member of Mingo Baptist Church. He joined the scouts as a Tiger Cub when he was in the first grade, and has been involved with scouting ever since. Jarrett’s father, Ricky Jackson, is a cattle farmer and a volunteer firefighter with the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department. His mother, Denise Jackson, is a First Grade teacher at Midway Elementary. Hi: 85 º Lo: 61 º WEEKLY VERSE Eagle Scout Jarrett Jackson (right) with Life Flight helicopter pilot Roseboro Elementary’s Team P.R.I.D.E. will host their first “Running with P.R.I.D.E. 5K FUNd Run” on Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 AM in Roseboro, NC. The run, starting in the Town of Roseboro Community Park, is planning to welcome runners from throughout Sampson and surrounding counties, including many members from the local community as well as a plethora of spectators. Team P.R.I.D.E. organizers, Jessica Eason and Betsy Autry, say that they are, “currently trying TEAM, see P. 3 to encourage all businesses in Sampson and surrounding Jarrett also has an older brother and sister. His sister, Meagan Jackson, is a Pre-K teacher at Midway Elementary where her mother works. Jarrett’s brother, Noah Jackson, is married to Jennifer and they have a 3 year old son named Kash. Noah joined the fire department at age 16, and Jarrett recently joined the Spivey’s Corner Volunteer Fire Department as well. Jarrett has been striving to become an Eagle Scout since a young boy. He chose an ambitious project which will not only help him reach his goal of being an Eagle Scout, but also benefit the EAGLE , see P. 3 WEEKLY INDEX Local................................................1-5 Wellness..............................................6 Faith.................................................7-8 Entertainment....................................9 Food..................................................10 Education.....................................11-12 Real Estate........................................13 Health...............................................14 Crime................................................15 Puzzles..............................................16 Obituaries.........................................17 Classifieds.........................................18 Business............................................19 Ford of Clinton.................................20 thesampsonweekly.com 910-590-2102 TRUCKLOADS OF BUYOUTS, OVERSTOCK AND DISCOUNTS FROM CAROLINA’S FURNITURE MARKET 15590 Hwy 701 Newton Grove, NC I-40 EXIT 343 (910)594-2805 Thur, Fri, Sat and Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A2 Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS From The Desk of Senator Brent Jackson Greetings Raleigh! from I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and was able to enjoy the nice weather. It was another busy week in the North Carolina Senate this week with numerous bills being read on the floor and sent to various committees. I have received a lot of feedback over the past few weeks about various bills currently in the General Assembly. While I do try and respond to every email and call, please know that for the next several weeks I will be focused on the budget. I will still respond to all emails and calls but it may take slightly longer than usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding. NOTABLE LEGISLATION: *HB 127 - Arts Education as a Graduation Requirement -This bill is currently in the House Committee on Education. If favorable, it will move to the House Appropriations Committee. *SB 201 - Allow Hunting With Silencers - This bill is currently in the Senate Judiciary I Committee. *SB 353 - Motorcycle Safety Act - This bill has passed the Senate and was received by the House April 9, 2013. RECENTLY FILED LEGISLATION (That I sponsor/co-sponsor) *SB 648 - NC Commerce Protection Act of 2013. - This bill was written to increase transparency. -This bill has been referred to Commerce Committee. If favorable, it will go to Judiciary I Committee. *SB 683 - Safe Harbor/Victims of Human Trafficking. - This bill creates a safe harbor for victims of human trafficking and for prostituted minors. -This bill has been referred to the Committee on Judiciary I. *SB 703 - Limit Local Regulation of Outdoor Smoking. -This bill has been referred to the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee. If favorable, it will be referred to the State and Local Government Committee. NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT: Ms. Eileen Coite was recently introduced as the new Sampson County Cooperative Extension Director. She will assume her new role May 1, 2013. Ms. Coite currently works for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County as an Agricultural Extension Agent specializing in livestock management and production, forage crop production, animal waste, management, and youth development. She has served in her current position for 13 years. She has also worked for Murphy Family Farms of Rose Hill for seven years. She served as a farm manager and as a production training team specialist while there. Ms. Coite obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. I am excited to have someone with such a strong background serving Sampson County. REMINDER: -Duplin Relay for Life is set for May 3. There are currently 17 teams and 134 participants lined up for the annual event, according to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life website. These 17 teams and 134 participants have raised $30, 058.75 thus far. This event will be held at James Kenan High School at 6 PM. If you would like to donate or just find more information about Relay for Life please refer here. -Liberty Hall is hosting a day camp this summer, June 17-20 from 1 PM to 5 PM, for children. This camp will explore how children lived, played, and went to school during the 18th and 19th centuries. While there, participants will learn period games, crafts, gardening, and experience learning in a one room school. The final day will have campers participate in presenting a tour of Liberty Hall. The cost of the camp is $25 per camper. Registration materials can be picked up at the Liberty Hall Visitor Center in Kenansville. DISTRICT 10 SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to the James Sprunt Community College Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society which won seven awards at a regional conference that was held in Clemmons on March 22 through March 24. Awards included Super Stars, Distinguished College Project - Honorable Mention, Outstanding Participation in Carolinas Region Service Program, Horizon Award, Distinguished Chapter Team - Honorable Mention, Five Star Award, Host Chapter Award, and Outstanding Participation in the Carolinas Region Honors in Action Program. The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society is the official honor society of America’s two-year colleges. To be eligible for entry into this honor society a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5, established a record of academic excellence, be of good moral character, and possess qualities of good citizenship. This section of our weekly column will feature a standout member (person, group, business, etc.) of District 10. If you would like to nominate someone for this, please do so by emailing [email protected] ncleg.net, naming the candidate and briefly describing why they deserve this honorable mention. IN CLOSING: I appreciate you allowing me to serve you in the North Carolina General Assembly and if I can ever be of service to you, please feel free to contact me at 919-733-5705 or [email protected] You can also visit my Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/wbrentjackson and follow my Twitter page at https://twitter. com/SenJackson. I look forward to hearing from you! Sampson County 4-H Horse Activities Megan Merritt, who will teach the equipment section of the workshop. Sampson County 4-H would like to invite any youth ages 5-18 with a horse interest to “A Day of Play” workshop on April 20th. This free event will be held at the Sampson County Livestock Facility from 10:00-2:00pm. Youth may bring their own horse, but horses will also be available for riding for those who do not own an animal. Learning about feed stuffs, safety, and anatomy will be taught through hands-on games. Lunch provided. For more information and registration call the Cooperative Extension Office at 910-592-7161. Pictured left to right are Jeth Odom of Shealy Electrical, Gary Dean and Paul Langston of the Eastern Baptist Association. Shealy Electrical Wholesalers in Clinton donates circuit breaker load center. The Eastern Baptist Association is helping to rebuild a house belonging to Bob and Tina Blair of Sampson County. The Blair’s house was badly damaged by fire in February. FFA Chapter Participates In State Poultry Event South River EMC Offers A Free Workshop On Surge Protection As the storm season approaches, South River EMC is offering a free workshop open to the public concerning surge protection. You may not think about it, but even the smallest surge can have an impact on your electronics. Find out what you can do to keep those sensitive electronics safe. Join us Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at the South River EMC office at 17494 US 421 South in Dunn. Items discussed will include: a basic electricity review; what a surge is; why surge protection is important; what causes surges; what is a surge protector; what is grounding; and application of surge protection. Raleigh, NC – The Clinton High School FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on March 15th 2013, at NC State University. Clinton FFA placed second in their FFA federation. Team members included Landon Pope, Ashley Sinclair, Sydney Simmons, and Austin Wright. Their FFA advisors are Mr. Chris Stroud and Mr. Ronnie Warren. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning how to protect those delicate appliances. No question is too big or too smal, and if you have it, someone else may have it as well. So come and learn! During this event students evaluated production, processing, and merchandising phases of poultry industry as well as identifying various industry components. They are also tested on the application of sound management practices. Participants evaluated live birds, present oral reason, and place a class of ready-to-cook broilers. In the processing and merchandising phase of the event, students selected and graded ready-to-cook turkeys, and processed products and cartons of eggs. If you are interested in attending this free workshop, contact Robby Talton at 910-892-8071x 2152, or by e-mailing [email protected] Although not required, RSVPs are appreciated. This event is one of the forty-three different career development events offered to North Carolina FFA members on a state level. Perdue Farms Inc., with in-kind support from the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University, sponsors the State Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event. South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 42,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. The North Carolina FFA Association is a youth organization of 19,301 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 232 local chapters across the state. FFA makes a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Week of April 11-17, 2013 PERFORMANCE, cont. from 1 a full-service dealership, employing up to 30 people with Sales, Parts, and Service. Lee shared with us their vision for customer interaction, “It’s about Hard Work. It’s about Dedication. It’s about Integrity. It’s about Performance!” www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS Eagle, cont. from 1 A3 Terry Lee stated, “We want to build a place all of Sampson County can be proud of. We want a place where the customers not only say WOW when they walk in, but they also say WOW when they leave by the service they have received. We want to build a dealership that uses all the modern technology to make the experience of buying or servicing your car easy.” “We have always tried to contribute in a positive way to our community,” stated Ingrid Burgess, “here in Sampson County, so when the opportunity arose to bring back Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram to the citizens of this county, we were proud to accept the invitation. Our facility has been designed and is being constructed in a manner that will allow for a new, superior automobile sales and service experience. Performance Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram will offer small town service and values with the amenities, technology and conveniences people would expect to see in larger metropolitan dealerships.” TEAM, cont. from 1 counties to come together and support this opportunity to build future leaders.” The purpose of the FUNd Run is to raise money for after school programs coordinated by Team P.R.I.D.E., and to assist in enhancing their playground atmosphere. Any area business or organization that would like to become a sponsor for Team P.R.I.D.E.’s “Running with P.R.I.D.E. 5K FUNd Run” are encouraged to contact either Jessica Eason or Betsy Autry at 910-525-4538, or via email at [email protected].nc.us and [email protected] Team P.R.I.D.E. is an after school program offered to girls in grades 3-5, that focuses on team building, character building, self-esteem building, and physical fitness. The program affords opportunities to those students that most likely would not receive these opportunities otherwise. Organizers stress that those who sponsor the “Running with P.R.I.D.E. 5K FUNd Run” will be helping to ensure that Team P.R.I.D.E. students will be able to continue participating in Team P.R.I.D.E. programs without placing financial burdens on their families. They also plan to make the “Running with P.R.I.D.E. 5K FUNd Run” an annual community project hosted by Team P.R.I.D.E. Jessica Eason, a Guidance Counselor at Roseboro Elementary and one of the organizers states, “With the funds raised from the fund run we plan to continue Team PRIDE and hopefully start a boys after school program as well, which will all be at no cost to the students. Currently we have 21 girls that are involved in Team P.R.I.D.E. and 5 coaches. We workout/run once or twice a week depending on the weather, as well as continue character building exercises. We would love to be able to have more students involved in these programs in the coming years.” Ms. Eason goes on to say, “Team P.R.I.D.E. began when Betsy Autry had a goal to begin an after school program for a group of girls to show them belonging; and allow them to have a vision of what they can accomplish if they put their hearts into something. It was our goal to provide these girls with direction before they entered into middle school and the pressures that come with that. With this in mind I was contacted through email by the YMCA in Wilmington in regards to Girls on the Run (GOTR). I immediately sent this email to Ms. Autry who brought it to our principal and that is how this program got started, ‘a vision and a big heart of love from a beloved teacher by all her students, Ms. Autry.’ Ms. Autry, myself, and Ms. Colwell (our principal) came up with our plan and we ran from there recruiting a couple more coaches along the way.” Betsy Autry, a Fourth Grade Teacher at Roseboro Elementary adds, “The GOTR program is designed for girls in grades 3 through 5. It works on self-esteem, character education, and physical fitness; also teaching these girls that it is ok to step outside of their box and be a leader. This program is a 10 week program that we completed with a 5k run in December in Wilmington, NC. The girls were very interested in staying in the program but in order to do this cost free to them we decided to start our own team...Team P.R.I.D.E. (Positive, Respectful, Independent, Determined, Extraordinary) and include a community outreach element to the program.” A few of the community outreach programs for Team P.R.I.D.E included a visit to a local nursing home where students in Team P.R.I.D.E delivered Valentines Cards to the residents, students also participated in collecting trash and cleaning their school grounds. Ms. Eason concludes by saying, “We are encouraging other schools in Sampson County to join us in this endeavor. GOTR has been trying to spread into Sampson County schools (elementary and middle) but they need help spreading the word and willing volunteers to launch the programs in their own schools. We have had parents come and tell us how much they feel like this program benefits their daughters and hope that this will continue.” For more information on Team P.R.I.D.E. please visit their facebook page...Team P.R.I.D.E. at https://www.facebook.com/runningwithpride where they keep sponsors updated as well as add any information regarding the race available at the time. See more pictures on The Sampson Weekly Facebook page. Friendly customer service, knowledgeable sales people. With a complete line of hardware, lumber, fishing supplies and ammunition. ROYAL ® HARDWARE Life Flight helicopter landing on new helipad at Spivey’s Corner Fire Department get to a major trauma center as quickly as possible.” Explaining what led him to choose Project Eagle Flight, Jarrett continues, “I started scouts as a first grader just because I thought it would be fun. I soon realized that there was a lot of work involved too. I always had the goal to become an Eagle Scout, and when I started thinking about a project my dad told me of a need at the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department that would also benefit the whole county.” Jarrett’s Helipad project includes a 1,600 square foot, approved concrete pad. The 40 by 40 foot pad has 8 flush-mount landing lights, a lit windsock, and a helicopter radio remote control. “This is a standard landing pad for all of the helicopter services that fly into Sampson County. It will cut down on the number of personnel needed to load patients and speed up loading time. It should be safer for the flight crew and volunteers on the ground as well,” Jarrett explains. According to Jarrett, “Now that the project is finished, I am relieved that the hard work is over and happy that I could do something to help my community. Now that spring is here, I will get back to farming. That is what I really enjoy. I will continue to volunteer at the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department and finish my junior year at Midway High School. I plan to finish high school and hopefully go to NC State in the Agriculture program.” Jarrett continued, “The main thing I would like to say to the community is thank you for your support.” Jarrett’s parents Ricky and Denise Jackson beamed with pride, “We are very proud of the work that he has done to complete this project. It took a lot of planning and the help of community members and businesses to complete the project. It was a very big undertaking. We are proud of the hard work he has done and the young man that he has become.” Jarrett’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Sunday April 7th at Mingo Baptist Church. Jarrett Jackson is a fine young man and we would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication to this Helipad Project. It is a project that will save lives and will be having impact on generations to come. Thank You, Jarrett!! 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All who enter agree to allow their information from the entry form be used for possible advertising purposes. Value not to exceed $75.00. Redeemable for Gas only. Employees of The Sampson Weekly and their families are not eligible for entry. p u bv l $ i j s h t h e n a m e A4 Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS Sampson County May Produce Water as a Commodity On Monday night, Lee Cannady, Sampson County Public Works Director, hosted a second planning/discussion meeting with the County Commissioners, County Manager Ed Causey, Assistant County Manager Susan Holder and Finance Director David Clack. Cannady began the night by very briefly recapping the history of the county’s water/sewer infrastructure and stated. “Let’s loosen our collars and set back in an informal atmosphere much like we would on our front porches. We (the county Public Works) have been good stewards to our customers and to the county and continue to be to this day. We do want to improve our system and be consistent with the desires of this board. I am impressed with your (county commissioners) interest and enthusiasm in laying the foundation for generations to come. I appreciate your patience in working with us.” According to Cannady, Sampson County currently serves 5,100 customers at an average monthly water use of 5,000 gallons per month per family. The County’s $30,000,000 water infrastructure was put in place using $15,000,000 in grants and the remaining being financing with 38 and 40 year notes. The system was designed as a Rural Domestic Water source, not a fire rated system- however it does serve as a water source for fire departments in the county. After bringing the commissioners up to date on the current system, Cannady explained that with the current cost of paying for the debt service, maintaining current infrastructure and purchasing water from current municipalities, the county is barely breaking even. Cannady went on to describe the need to expand the system into areas not being served, as well as meeting the needs of potential industrial clients locating to the I40 exits. Supplying water to these areas would require constructing additional lines. Presently the 403 water lines run within approximately 1 mile of the Faison-I40exit. Cannady described a scenario of expanding the current system in order to serve additional customers within this area. Based on current biding, construction cost -expanding the system one mile at an average of 15 additional customers per mile would cost the county nearly $110,000. Financing this expansion for 10 years at 4.5% would equal an additional yearly expense of $13,965.00. There are two different scenarios to pay for this expense; 1) Dividing this expense by the additional 15 customers would equate to a $77.00 per customer per month debt service in additional to an average $40.00 water bill. 2) Or we divide the cost up among our entire customer base at an increase of 23 cents per customer. Cannady stressed at this point- “We need to get as much bang for the buck as possible because the days of the easy GRANT money are no more.” Cannady continued, “If the board wants to expand, we’ve got to be smarter.” Looking ahead concerning lowering the operating cost, Cannady expressed his satisfaction that once the new approved wellheads are online, the county could produce additional water at reduced cost. This could possibly reduce the county’s operating expenses once the wellheads are fully operational, allowing the county to reduce the need to purchase their current supply of water from other sources. Cannady stated, “If we reduced the quantity of water purchased from the City of Clinton by half, we could save $72,000 per year. Producing our own water cost us $1.35 per thousand gallons. We buy water from The City of Clinton for $1.90 per thousand gallons.” Also Cannady explained to the board the fact that the southern end of the county has the fewest households but could hold the future in producing additional water for Sampson County. “If the county expanded in the southern end of the county we could produce water and push it up to the northern end of the county where the customers are. Again we will follow the direction of this Board.” Lee Cannady explains to county commissioners the water line routes in Sampson County Cannady continued to explain another possibility of lowering the operating expenses, and helping to expand the water producing capabilities, is to outsource surplus water to other municipalities. Cannady reiterated that a possible new customer has shown interest in partnering with Sampson County to purchase 1.5 millions of gallons of water per day. In a well study which was done for the county, Cannady stated, “The best future source of water and the best quality of water in the county is in the southern end of the county. We presently have 282 potential customers wanting the county to supply them water in this area. “Gentleman,” Cannady stated, “Sampson County is a Regional Water System. I’m impressed! Our system covers more area than the state of Rhode Island. Let’s not make quick decisions but make wise decisions. I serve the Board, I serve the County and I serve the 5,100 water customers in our County.” Student Art Show Now on Display at Small House Gallery The Student Art Show (grades K-11) is now on display in the Small House Gallery through April 15th. Winners are listed below. Seventeen Sampson County Schools participated and we had 168 entries. Best in Show winners received a check for $20 and their Art Teacher received a check for $30 to purchase art supplies for their school. Student Art Show Winners Grades 3-5 Best In Show John Matthews 5th Grader Union Intermediate School *Grades K-2: Best in Show – Albany Fusco, 2nd grade Butler Avenue; 1st Place – Lily Preston, 2nd grade Salemburg Elementary; 2nd Place – Josephine Blackman, 1st grade Hargrove Elementary; 3rd Place – Pearla Villagran, 2nd grade Butler Avenue; Honorable Mention - Kailee Parrish, Kindergarten LC Kerr; Honorable Mention - Austin Grice, Kindergarten LC Kerr *Grades 3-5: Best in show – John Matthews, 5th grade Union Intermediate; 1st Place – Carrie Jordan, 3rd grade Butler Avenue; 2nd Place – Zayra Perez, 5th grade Hargrove Elementary; 3rd Place – Adrian Donatelli, 5th grade Sunset Avenue; Honorable Mention - Jayna Jones, 4th grade Harrells Christian Academy; Honorable Mention - Zoey Brewer, 3rd grade Butler Avenue *Grades 6-8: Best in show – Skylar Simmons, 7th grade Sampson Middle; 1st Place – Shinka Bronson, 8th grade Sampson Middle; 2nd Place – Noah Baker, 8th grade Midway Middle; 3rd Place – Austin Raynor, 8th grade Midway Middle; Honorable Mention - Kiley Hartman, 6th grade Harrells Christian Academy; Honorable Mention - Lee Faison, 7th grade Homeschool *Grades 9-11: Best in show – Malika Cromartie, 10th grade Lakewood High; 1st Place – Stephanie Gore, 11th grade Clinton High; 2nd Place – Amanda King, 11th grade Harrells Christian Academy; 3rd Place – Madison Hunt, 9th grade Hobbton High; Honorable Mention - Katie Alexander, 11th grade Sampson Early College; Honorable Mention - Erika Torres, 9th grade Sampson Early College Grades K-2 Best In Show Albany Fusco 2nd Grader Butler Avenue School Grades 6-8 Best In Show Skylar Simmons 7th Grader Sampson Middle School Grades 9-11 Best In Show Malika Cromartie 10th Grader Lakewood High School GRADUATION Jr. Miss Hobbton Pageant SPECIAL! 20% OFF ALL CLASS RINGS! 40% OFF ALL WATCHES In-Stock! Se H a Espa bla ñol 105 Wall Street • Downtown Clinton [email protected] 910-592-5249 The Jr. Miss Hobbton Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 6pm in the Hobbton High School auditorium. Contestants (Pictured from left to right) are Lakelyn Bass, Ivey Brewer, Sarah Daughtry, Camryn Carr and Rachel West. Emily Sutton, seated, is the reigning 2012 Jr. Miss Hobbton. Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS A5 We Should Know... Courtesy Photo attended high school prior to going to UNC Chapel Hill where he would study Journalism and Philosophy. While at UNC, in the mid 1980’s, John Hood started a student magazine titled Carolina Critic. That student magazine would eventually be published on several major college campuses in NC, with a lean toward conservative and libertarian writings, and a version of the magazine, The Carolina Review, is still published at UNC. Hood credits student journalism for his desire to pursue journalism as a career. Hood would also spend time in Washington DC, both before and after college; and spent a year working on The New Republic, a political John Hood with magazine in Washington. This was during the last years of the Reagan administration. While there JW Simmons of We Should Know Hood had the opportunity to work with two senior Tuesdays from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM, J.W. Simmons hosts a editors, Fred Barnes and Morton Kondracke, on production of their radio show on 1170 AM called “We Should Know”, and The television show, The McLaughlin Group. It was here that John Hood Sampson Weekly will feature portions of the transcripts in would get his first look at television production and Hood says that our continuing efforts to bring you more coverage of what is he would later borrow from that experience for the production of happening in our community. The guest for this week’s show is NC Spin. John Hood. While Hood says he remained very interested in national politics, he John Hood is President and Chairman of the John Locke had decided that he wanted to return to North Carolina to continue Foundation, a North Carolina think tank that issues policy his career. In 1989 Hood would return to North Carolina, and in studies, hosts dozens of events and training sessions each year, 1990 opened the John Locke Foundation. “My idea was that North produces broadcast programs, and publishes Carolina Journal, a Carolina really needed a political magazine, sort of like a National newspaper, website, and radio program with a monthly audience Review or New Republic type magazine. And I also wanted to write of nearly 200,000 North Carolinians. Hood helped to found JLF newspaper columns and things of that nature.” Hood says that he also had a friend, Art Pope, who was interested in forming a think in 1989. tank that would focus on public policy research. The idea was to In addition to his duties at JLF, Hood is a syndicated columnist bring together economist, political scientist, and other professionals, for the Winston-Salem Journal, High Point Enterprise, Gaston to study education policy, transportation, taxes, and other policy Gazette, Durham Herald-Sun, and newspapers in 50 other issues; and to issue reports and advise state legislators. Another North Carolina communities. He also writes a monthly column, friend, Marc Rotterman, who had been involved in politics for some time, was interested in bringing speakers that would be nationally “Free & Clear,” for Business North Carolina magazine. known to North Carolina for different speaking events. “So,” says Hood is a frequent guest on talk radio and serves as a weekly Hood, “we kind of married all these ideas together to create the John panelist on “NC Spin,” a political talk show broadcast on 16 Locke Foundation which has a Think Tank arm that issues reports television stations in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, and studies on government issues, has a publication, Carolina Wilmington, Asheville, and elsewhere. He also created “Carolina Journal, and a series of other radio, television and on-line media Journal Radio,” a weekly newsmagazine broadcast on 18 radio products, and we do events and outreach programs.” stations. Hood states, “Our goal is first, to focus on North Carolina. That’s JW Simmons begins the show by asking Hood to introduce what we do. We don’t do the national debt or foreign policy… The other thing we’re focused on is trying to advance the principles upon himself and the John Locke Foundation. which we were founded: Individual Liberty, Limited Government, John Hood grew up in rural Mecklenburg County where he and Free Markets. We believe that’s the path forward for North Carolina; it’s the way to create progress in our state and make our economy more competitive, and allow more people opportunities to get up the rungs of the income ladder.” Hood goes on to say, “That’s what we are committed to… North Carolina, and the principles of competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility that we think should infuse any progressive, 21st century government.” Next, JW Simmons asks Hood to discuss his latest book, “First in Freedom”. Hood says that in 2011, he and his colleagues at The Locke Foundation, knowing that there would likely be a change of power in Raleigh, decided that a series of two books would help set the stage for a reform agenda for the state. “So,” says Hood, “in 2012 I wrote a book called, Our Best Foot Forward.” This book, as Hood explains, was an analysis of our economy, a discussion of what makes state economies grow, and an investment plan to make North Carolina more economically competitive. This book was published in 2012. Hood says that a natural follow-up to that book was one that actually got into the nitty-gritty, into the details of how we could reform the education system, how we could reform the tax system, the regulatory system, how could we re-organize North Carolina’s government. And that became the genesis of the second book, First in Freedom. Hood states, “North Carolina has a great history of freedom, but recently we haven’t been living up to it. So we decided to lay out an agenda for free people to pursue, to create more freedom and therefore, more prosperity in North Carolina. And that’s what the book, First in Freedom is about.” For more information on The John Locke Foundation, please visit: www.johnlocke.org, and for more information of First in Freedom, or to purchase a copy of the book, please visit: www.johnlockestore.com/First-In-Freedom-03.htm 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. 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Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off All Shoes SAVE $5 OFF Tommy Fann Owner In-Step Footwear AVAILABLE AT Clinton Truck & Tractor Co., Inc 107 Northeast Blvd., Clinton , NC 28328 Phone: (910) 592-4188 or Toll Free: 800-672-4216 FREE Ridge Vent with the purchase of any Roof or 5% OFF on any Roof Repair •• COUPON •• Office Phone: 910-531-4905 Mobile Phone: 910-305-9645 Email: [email protected] Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com FAITH A7 Prodigal Seminar to be Held at CPHC, Clinton’s Community Church the California State Champion in Informative Speaking; his senior year in college he ranked among the top four speakers in the U.S.A. in the same event. pray. He is the author of the best-selling book Prayers for Prodigals, as well as The Lost Art of Praying Together and Praying the Prayers of the Bible. Franklin Graham wrote about Prayers for Prodigals, "My mother, Ruth Bell Graham, would have loved this book . . . God has uniquely equipped James to encourage others in prayer. He is available for speaking events, seminars and retreats. I believe if every parent would peruse these pages they would find guidance and comfort in trusting in the Lord with their dearest possessions." A gifted speaker, James communicates from the heart about his personal experience as the parent of a prodigal, pointing parents to what God alone can do through His amazing power to answer prayer. "When our children bring us to our knees," he writes, "we're in the best position for God to help us." Pastor Ken White of CPHC, “Please join us April 12-13, 2013 as we host Dr. James Banks for our first ever Prayers for Prodigals Seminar. Dr. Banks is a gifted speaker, who communicates from the heart. This seminar is free so please, if you know of anyone that could benefit from this seminar, please feel free to invite.” The event is April 12 @ 7 pm and April 13 @ 9 am in the Family Life Center at CPHC, Clinton’s Community Church located next door to Sampson Community College on Sunset Blvd. This event is free of charge. James and his wife Cari have been married for more than 25 years, and have two children in college. They make their home in Durham, North Carolina where James serves as a pastor and church-planter. One of the best known and favorite parables told by Jesus is the parable of the Prodigal Son. A story of a rebellious son who demands his inheritance, squanders his father’s assets, and chooses to live in sin. In the meantime his father remained hopeful of the return of the wayward son to his father’s house. This reminds us of the path our prodigal children may choose outside of our control, leaving us questioning what we as parents can or should do. Author Dr. James Banks explains, “Other parents may not understand what you’re up against with your prodigal son or daughter, but God understands. He knows what it’s like to have a world full of prodigals, and He waits for you to bring yours to Him through committed, passionate praying.” James Banks' books have encouraged thousands of parents to The Prodigals Seminar: Learning to Pray for Prodigals Friday, April 12, 2013 7:00 pm in the Life Center Session One - Worship, Speaking, Prayer Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:45-9:00 am in the Life Center foyer Welcome 9:00-10:15 am in the Life Center Session Two - Teaching 10:15-10:45 am Break (refreshments in fellowship hall) 10:45-12:15 Session Three - Teaching, Prayer James received Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was a child, and feels a calling to help believing parents share their faith with their children. One of James’ greatest joys is to encourage Christians in prayer. James started writing in elementary school when his 4th grade teacher heard him making up poetry, and assigned him topics to write about (probably to make him sit still!). Today, in addition to speaking and writing, he enjoys college basketball, beekeeping, tennis, gardening, and spending time under the hood of his 1964 Plymouth. James also loves church history and languages, and is fluent in both German and Spanish. James is a graduate of Westmont College (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry, with an emphasis in Revival and Reform). He is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). His senior year in high school James was For more information of the Prodigals Seminar go to CPHC. org and to learn more about the author at jamesbanks.org. Get Set (Part 2 of a 4 part Series) in “anticipation of action” that is about to take place. The Israelites are set, and they are within a short time of receiving their signal to move out and to cross the Jordan River. By Vanessa W. Polk Those who know that I love basketball may not know that I am also a huge fan of track and field; in fact, I’m a marathoner. There is something extremely beautiful about the ritual of running. Whether sprint, hurdles, or long distance each starting line is filled with potential and possibility. The people who line up behind them have already done the tough preparation, and are now to get moving. The adrenaline is high, the runners are pumped, and the anticipation of reaching the finish line is great. In the text the Israelites are setting out from Shittim to the Jordan, which suggests that they have readied themselves and are now in position to fix their attention on crossing the River. Although it does not speak of Joshua 3:1-3 - Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan where they camped before crossing over. After three days the officers went throughout the camp, giving orders to the people: When you see the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your position and follow it. the journey being a race to a finish line, they are however physically, psychologically, and spiritually postured for action –entering and possessing the Promised Land. When a runner gets set in the blocks or corral, their position is not meant to be held very long. The ‘set’ posture is of limited duration Life Focus: Once the ‘set’ command is given in a race, no one is allowed to more –start their forward motionuntil the starter’s gun is fired; a violation will cause a false start and can result in a disqualification. Obedience to God’s command of ‘get set’ is even more critical for His people. Promises of divine manifestations are often missed or delayed because of fears and false starts. For a Christian runner, let’s not become overly anxious in the faith race. We must settle our spirit and stay in our set position until we hear a word from the Lord. Our command to move out and apprehend a long-awaited promise, hope or dream won’t be long. Stay in your set posture, it will not be long –a divine move of God is near! “The Sufficiency of the Scripture” Part 6 Rodney Phillips Carolina College of Biblical Studies Fayetteville, NC Stop. Yield. School zone. Sharp curve ahead. Slippery surface. Hidden drive. Steep decline. Road signs protect us from dangers. Likewise, the Bible protects us in the face of temptation & sin. By God’s Word, His servants are warned (Psalm 19:11). “Your Word I have treasured in my heart that I might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11).” To ignore the Bible’s warning signs is as foolish as ignoring road signs. The Bible provides the greatest protection. The Bible also provides the greatest profit. Psalm 19:11 says, “In keeping them there is great reward.” When the Bible’s warning signs are honored, it provides the greatest profit. The true reward is obedience to Scripture. The Bible is necessary to Hollands Chapel Church Men’s Ministry Sponsors Missions Sunday April 14th at 10:45 AM Speaker: Matthew McGhee & Family with TWR Missions Come And Support Missions with us!!! Hollands Chapel Church 2069 Huntley School Rd Roseboro, NC 28382 (910) 564-2708 If, at times, a warning sign is missed, the Bible serves as the great purifier. “Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults; also keep me from presumptuous sins, or all-out rebellion? It is God’s Word (Psalm 19:12-13), the great purifier. The Bible is the greatest protection, the greatest profit and the great purifier. The Bible is that valuable. This is the sufficiency of Scripture! HWY 24 West Roseboro, NC 910-525-5325 www.dormanauto.com Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7pm - Sat: 9am to 3pm •• CARS OF THE WEEK •• 2011 Hyundai Sonata Just 199 $ Per Month For more details please call John [email protected] 910-214-1910 our safe passage through this life as oxygen is to sustain physical life. * White 2010 Toyota Camry Just 199* $ Silver Per Month Just $199 per Month... You Choose! *Payment based on 20% down with approved credit plus tags and title. See dealer for details. A8 Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com FAITH Have I Got A Story To Share With You! by Debra Joy Wallace My niece Hannah Wallace climbing a rock wall. Earlier this week I watched my young niece Hannah as she attempted to climb a rock wall. Over and over again she’d lose her footing and fall to the ground or else she’d become ‘stuck’ on the wall because she couldn’t find anything to grab hold of or she couldn’t reach the next foothold. Thankfully, climbing the rock wall was simply an impulsive fun thing Hannah wanted to try that day and therefore she didn’t take it too seriously. But what about those days in your life when you feel like you’ve hit a wall? And you can’t help but take it seriously because you know that one way or the other you’ve got to get to the other side. Yet seemingly the wall is massive and impassable. Ever feel this way? If so, you’re not alone. All of us at some time or another come against a wall that threatens to block us from our ‘hopes’ in God. For some people those ‘hopes’ might be for…healing, deliverance, provision, or to have a child. For others, their ‘hopes’ might be… salvation for a wayward family member or completing an assignment that God has given them. Whatever your ‘hopes’ in God are…be steadfast in your faith and don’t be intimidated by walls. The truth is even Bible ‘heroes’ sometimes felt like they’d hit an impenetrable wall. Fortunately for us, God made sure their ‘hit the wall’ struggles were included in His Word…the Bible. And if we’ll read their stories not only will we be strengthened and encouraged…we’ll also discover a powerful truth that the Bible heroes learned in their trials. And that truth is that God empowers His sons and daughters to scale walls! I’m reminded of what David sung when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. It’s recorded in Psalm 18:20 that David sang unto the Lord, “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” The LORD longs to be gracious to me; he rises to show me compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. I wait for him and I am blessed!—Isaiah 30:18 From the Bible we read of men who strengthened themselves in the Lord. The main benefit of one strengthening himself in the Lord… is that his faith becomes stronger and he becomes more confident in God’s ability. In other words…he knows that he knows that he knows that God can handled the situation… whatever it might be. You and I can have that same kind wall scaling confidence in God. So let’s start building ourselves up in the Lord and one way of doing this is by declaring ALOUD encouraging bible declarations. Why aloud? Because the spoken word of God has creative and wonder-working power that changes lives and circumstances. Glory!! Here’s a few Scriptures to start you on your way. I hope in the Lord, I seek him and he is good to me.— Lamentations 3:25 This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.—Psalm 118:24 The Lord is my sun and shield, the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing will he withhold from me as I walk up rightly.—Psalm 84:11 The Lord blesses me. His favor surrounds me as with a shield.—Psalm 5:12 The LORD is my refuge in times of trouble.—Psalm 9:9 When my soul is feeling down, I do not rely on my feelings. I remember my hope is in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.—Psalm 42: 5-6 I am growing and becoming strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God is upon me.—Luke 2:40 God has plans for me - to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future.—Jeremiah 29:11 I commit my actions to the Lord and my plans will succeed.—Proverbs 16:3 I love God and I have been called according to his purpose. God works all things together for my good.— Romans 8:28 For I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do.—Ephesians 2:10 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.— Philippians 3:12 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.—Philippians 4:13 God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. To him be the glory forever.— Ephesians 3:20-21 Debra Wallace is an inspirational columnist and speaker. She can be reached online at www. debrawallace.com or by calling 252-568-3453. Debra Wallace Guest Columnist It’s Time For The 2013 South River EMC Annual Meeting of Members Enjoy the music! North Tower will be performing a variety of music for your enjoyment while you visit over 50 different businesses represented at the bazaar. The Kids’ Korner will feature inflatable games. Your children will also receive refreshments and a special T-shirt. The first 1,000 registered members will receive a special gift bag and a $10 credit on their May electric bill. Then sit and hear reports of the business of your cooperative during the business meeting. Come Join Us: When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Registration, Voting and Entertainment begin at 6 p.m. The Business Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Crown Arena & Theatre South River Electric Membership Corporation (910) 892-8071 or (800) 338-5530 www.sremc.com * Door prize drawings for registered members. The grand prize is a used 2007 GMC pick up! Members with special needs or who are hearing impaired and plan to attend the meeting are asked to call 800-338-5530. Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com ENTERTAINMENT What’s Happening Where else but SCT can you see Thomas Jefferson get engaged for the second time in two hundred years or see Benjamin Franklin walking around with a call girl by the name of “Leggs”? Nowhere but 115 Fayetteville Street in downtown Clinton!!! Patrons were treated to lots of laughs as “LOST ON THE FORTH OF JULY” opened last weekend. Director Tom Wilbur has put a great cast for this mature comedy that are “spot on” with all the timing and one-liners. This may not be a well-known play, but it is one funny play! I urge you to some join us for the laughs! Auditions will be held for “THE WIZARD OF OZ” on April 13 at 10:00 am. Director Susan Bristow will be looking for actors and actresses of all ages. You want at SCT to be a part of this big show? Well, come on out and show Susan what you got! Make sure you visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ sampsoncommunitytheatre. We would love to add you to our friends list. We will soon launch our own website! I will give you more information as soon as we “start up.” UPCOMING EVENTS *“LOST ON THE FOURTH OF JULY”: Performances April 12-14. Sponsored by Clinton Appliance and Furniture. *“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Auditions April 13 at 10:00am Performances June 20-23 and June 27-30. *SCT CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP *“OKLAHOMA”: August 23-25 and August 30-September 1. Sponsored by sweetFrog *“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: October 4-6 and October 11-13 *“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: December 6-8 and December 13-15 That is What’s Happening this week at SCT. Thanks for all your continued support. Here are this week’s Lil Bits of Info: *The youngest first lady was Frances Cleveland at age 21. *If you refrigerate rubber bands, they will last longer. *According to Pickle Packers International, the crunch of a pickle should be audible from 10 paces. *In the 1500’s, England’s Queen Elizabeth I outlawed wife beating after 10pm. e! 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When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Mon-Fri 7:00-9:00 Sat and Sun 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 GI JOE RETALIATION NOW PLAYING Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language Starring: Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Mon-Fri 6:45-9:00 Sat and Sun 1:45-4:00-6:45-9:00 TEMPTATION: CONFESSION OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR NOW PLAYING Rated: PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams Judith is an Ivy League educated relationship expert who gives marital advice for a living, yet can’t seem to follow that advice in her own marriage to Bryce (Gross). It’s almost storm season, make sure you are protecting your appliances from surges! Topics discussed will include: • a basic electricity review; • what is a surge; • why surge protection is important; • what causes surges; • what is a surge protector; • what is grounding; and • application of surge protection. South River EMC- 17494 US 421 South, Dunn Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. Mon-Fri 6:45-9:00 Sat and Sun 1:45-4:00-6:45-9:00 THE CROODS NOW PLAYING Rated: PG for some scary action Starring: Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug (Nicolas Cage) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows. With his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug’s family - but in particular his eldest daughter - become smitten with a nomad (Ryan Reynolds) they encounter on their dangerous journey. Mon-Fri 7:00-9:00 Sat and Sun 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Contact: [email protected] or 910-892-8071 x 2152 (RSVPs are appreciated but not required.) Starts Soon April 19th- Oblivion A10 www.thesampsonweekly.com WARSAW FILL YOUR FREEZER AND SAVE! Week of April 11-17, 2013 Store Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 6am until 10pm STAR T WA R S I N S April AW 10! Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com A11 S FAMILY FEATURES tock up on a superfood that’s a no-brainer: Wild Blueberries have superior antioxidant capacity compared with other fruits and veggies. Best of all, these little blue powerhouses from Maine and Canada are also incredibly convenient, thanks to their yearround availability in your grocer’s frozen fruit section. They’re just as healthy as fresh and may retain their nutritional value longer. Here are two quick tips to help you pack a powerful nutritious punch into your diet: n Make sure they say wild — Check the bag to ensure you’re getting authentic, frozenfresh Wild Blueberries. If the word “Wild” isn’t on the front of the package, scan the list of ingredients on the back. n Check the size — Be sure to select the little wild ones. When in doubt, feel the berries in the bag — if they’re “pea-sized,” you’ve got the wild ones. With twice the antioxidant capacity of larger, cultivated blueberries, Wild Blueberries freeze perfectly, retaining their superior quality, color and sweet, tangy flavor. For more delicious recipes that add a daily dose of blue to your diet, visit www.wildblueberries.com. Quinoa Salad with Wild Blueberries Prep time: 30 minutes plus thawing and cooling time Serves 2 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen Wild Mix Wild Blueberries with vinegar and Blueberries pink pepper; set mixture aside. Cook 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar quinoa as instructed in salt water. Let (or red wine vinegar) cool. Wash zucchini, cut in half length1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pink wise, and thinly slice into half-moons. peppercorns Cut Havarti into cubes; set aside. Mix 1/2 cup quinoa cooked quinoa with zucchini, Havarti 1/4 teaspoon salt and cottage cheese. Gently stir in 1 medium zucchini Wild Blueberries and mint leaves. 3 ounces Havarti cheese Serve with baguette if desired. 1 cup 2% milk fat cottage cheese Fresh mint Did You Know? Scientists and health researchers are studying Wild Blueberries to discover more about their antiaging promise, including their potential to forestall cognitive aging, reverse short-term memory loss, improve motor skills and protect against cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Old-Fashioned Wild Blueberry Muffins Wild Blueberry and Elderflower Mint Soda Prep time: 10 minutes Serves 4 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 2 limes, squeezed 4 ounces Wild Blueberry juice 2 ounces elderflower syrup 2 1/2 cups club soda Fresh mint Make a tray of Wild Blueberry Ice Cubes (optional). Place about 1 teaspoon of berries per cube in ice cube tray. Reserve 4 tablespoons of berries for the drink. Squeeze lime and carefully mix juice with Wild Blueberries, Wild Blueberry juice and elderflower syrup. Pour the mixture evenly among four glasses, add club soda, stir and add washed mint leaves and Wild Blueberry ice cubes. Spicy Tortilla with Wild Blueberries Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Serves 4 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided 4 small flour tortillas 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced 1 small red chili pepper, seeded and chopped 4 teaspoons packed brown sugar Salt to taste 1 1/4 cups Wild Blueberries 2 ounces goat cheese Fresh mint In large nonstick skillet, heat half the oil over medium high heat. Fry each tortilla on both sides until golden. Set aside. Return skillet to medium heat and add remaining oil. Cook apples and pepper for about 4 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add sugar and salt and stir to combine. Add Wild Blueberries and stir until cooked through. Divide mixture among tortillas and sprinkle with goat cheese. Garnish with mint before serving. Prep time: 15 to 20 minutes Bake time: 18 minutes Yield: 36 muffins 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) egg substitute 1/2 cup canola oil 6 cups Wild Blueberries 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; reserve. In separate bowl, whisk together sugars, buttermilk, egg substitute and oil. Add to flour mixture and mix just to blend. Fold in Wild Blueberries. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Scoop 1/4 cup batter into each lined or greased 1/3-cup muffin tin and sprinkle each muffin with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake in 400°F conventional oven or 375°F convection oven 18 to 22 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve warm. A12 www.thesampsonweekly.com EDUCATION Hobbton High School Fourth 6 Weeks Week of April 11-17, 2013 Union Intermediate School Union Intermediate School held their Spring Intramurals the week before Easter. Union’s PE Teacher, Kevin Johnson, coordinated a Knock-Out tournament for the students! In the first round, the girls competed in one division, and the boys in another division. Each homeroom had a male and a female winner. In the championship round, the boys and girls competed together and the overall champion was Michaela Easterling from Mr. Allen’s homeroom! Superintendent’s List 9th Grade: Taylor Aman 11th Grade: Sarah Best Principal’s List 9th Grade: Justin Barwick, Lela Best, Alexandra Blackman, Sarah Britt, Allen Collier, Carly Dunn, Cassie Eldridge, Joanna Hinson, Tyndall Hunter, Victoria Johnson, Brandon King, Larsheia Simmons, Meredith Sinclair 10th Grade: Michael Bass, Regan Chavez, Keighlah Fields, Rosario Flores, Reese Holland, Ashlyn Johnson, Royce Johnson, MiKayla McLamb, Michaela Oates, Lexus Rogers, Elvie Sumner, Raul Trejo 11th Grade: Simah Alwahishi, Jacob Blakley, Amie Godwin, Emily Harrison, Caleb Iyoob, Matthew Raynor, Anna Rose, Miranda Rose, Brittany Testerman, Mallory Turner, Hannah Warren 12th Grade: Sarah Brewer, Noe Cruz, Erika Garcia-Colin, Cameron Medlin, Lorena Otero, Mary Thompson A Honor Roll 9th Grade: Francisco Alvarez, Alex Askew, Kenya Bristow, Chase Brock, Jaida Davis, Curtis Gautier, Nathan Gavin, Gregory Herring, Madison Hunt, Briana Knowles, Fredy Lopez-Hernandez, Stacy Potts, Brandon Rogers, Corrina Rogers, Blas Torres Carcamo, Sally Whipkey, Caitlyn Williamson 10th Grade: Arlinthon Castillo, Samantha Corbett, Jeffrey Cruz, Drake Davis, Brittany Escalera, Shadaiyah Franklin, Melissa Gallegos, Jose Gonzales-Vasquez, Isaiah Lamb, Haley Martinez, Kaylee Matthews, Samantha Monk, Ada Montealvo, Marisol Montes, Kimberly Munguia, Darius Murry, Tyrencia Parker, Sarah Price, Mikeala Roberson, Kaylan Sinclair, Nicole Spell, Daniel Thornton, Reid Tyler, Salvador Vasquez, Jr. 11th Grade: Oren Aman, Morgan Brewer, Tori Davis, Devin Eldridge, RayAnn Eldridge, Ananiah Hall, Stephen Holmes, Perla Ibarra, Brandon Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Briana Jones, Perry King, Charles LaRouche, Brianda Martin, William McCain, Tara McCullen, Estela Melendez, Pamela Molina, Hernan Montalvo, Alexander Moullet, Cynthia Ortiz, Alex Parham, Emily Rogers, Carla Sutton 12th Grade: Garrett Aman, Taylor Bowden, Madison Bryant, Erica Cabrera, Clarissa Davila, Princess Frederick, Christopher Harrell, Selena Ibarra, Lora Joyner, Jason King, Emma Kornegay, Corey Lee, Sasha Martin, Marcy McLamb, Cynthia Montes, Taylor Olson, Ebony Parker, Christina Peterson, Amber Piotrowski, Courtney Roscoe, Chandler Smith, Montorom Williams, Jr. B Honor Roll 9th Grade: Stephanie Alejandro, Abraheem Alwahishi, Emma Arenas, Carlie Bauser, Shavonia Bell, Isaiah Blue, Christian Bradshaw, Samantha Bradsher, Hunter Britt, Karen Brown, Nicolas Bryant, Johana Castro, Nikyra Darden, Johnny Deaver, Jr., Hailey Eason, Hannah Edge, Blanca Espino, Christopher Faison, Jamiroquia Faison, Rosa Flores, Christopher Fussell, Rene Gaona-Talonia, Dany Garcia-Soto, Mario Gil, Kamilah Gonzalez, Dorona Graham, Tyja Gray, Bradley Gurrola, Cody Hall, James Hall, Tema Hall, Jordan Hebden, Kira Hernandez, Nettie Herring, Cody Hughes, Zachary Hunter, Diana Jimenez Mejia, Shelia Johnson, Collin King, Jovanne Lezama, Vicente Lopez-Mata, Cristen Mazano, Austin Marshburn, Cassie McCullen, Jessi McIllwain, Thania Melendez, Andro Molina, Angel Moore, Jenifer Moreta Ramirez, Carrie Oates, Jazmine Oates, Faith Olson, Erik Osorio, Eric Parker, Kaitlyn Pierpont, Monika Santos, Cynthia Thompson, Austin Thornton, Efrain Velardo, David Watkins, Joel Whaley, Emily Whitaker, Ayanna Williams, Brittany Yaw 10th Grade: Ramiro Aguilar, Ciera Bell, Blair Bradshaw, Samson Bradsher, Hannah Byrd, Dania Cabrera Avila, Bernandino Cabrera, Jr., Andres Cepeda, Ivan Cruz, Quantavious Faison, Justin Farrington Davis, Jackeline Gomez, Maria Granados, Christian Heckler, Jose Hernandez, Reese Holland, Will Hunter, Jose Ibarra, Nicholas Johnson, Henrianna Joyner, Zachary King, Milynda Kolakowski, Logan Langston, Lexis Lezama, Jessenia Lopez, Blanca Martinez, Byron Martinez, Carlos Martinez-Hernandez, Jean McAlister, Courtney Mehaffey, Miguel Ortega, Roberto Pascual-Velasco, Carina Perez, Javier Perez, Yesenia Rendon-Morales, April Renfrow, Jose Reyes, Luis Rios, Alicia Robinson, Maricela Roblero, Julissa Rodriguez, Luisa Rodriguez, Alexis Sandoval, Monica Santos, Xavier Serna, Amanda Smith, Marque Surles, Aydan Tart, Joseph Tew, Sierra Torrez, Danika Treadwell, Haley Westbrook, Sonjerrae Whitted, Frances Zeledon 11th Grade: Maria Aburto Gomez, Daniel Alonzo, Lynsey Barnes, Katie Bass, Shyasia Bryant, Antonio Caamano, Chantel Davis, Jose Delgado, Madison Denning, Brittany Hamrick, Zachary Hobbs, Nicholas Hunter, Rebecca Hunter, Anna Juanchi, Johnnie Knowles, Rebecca Kornegay, Aaron Lee, Zachery Lee, Yuriana Lira, Audrey Mercer, Mason Monk, Rigoberto Mora Jr., Marcos Navarro, Joe Oates, Connor O’Bryan, Mary Odum, John Olson, Andre Parker, Bonnie Parker, Brittany Partin, Nicholas Pate, Kristen Piotrowski, Saul Ramirez, Anastacio Renteria, Iriani Rincon, Anna Rogers, Kalisha Royal, Edfer Sanchez, Alexia Santos, Spencer Sinclair, Jessica Summerlin, Brianna Swinson, Bratley Tart, Aaron Townsend, Caleb Tyndall, Isidro Valle Garcia, Jacob Van Rooyen, Brooklyn Weathersbee, William Whitted, Yoneisha Williams, Austin Wilson 12th Grade: Justin Armwood, Jarrett Bennett, Taylor Bowden, Codi Brindle, April Chavarria, Charles Chestnutt, Alexis Cook, Haley Evans, Jonathan Faison, Donald Farrior, Jr., Edwin Funez, Justin Futral, Sebastian Gamez-Parra, Erika Garcia Colin, Dalila Hernandez, Esteban Hernandez, Casey Hobbs, Brittany Hunter, Caitlin Joyner, Tre’ Leach, Wesley Lewis, Sharon Miller, Marlene Montes, Baileigh Moser, Kyle Newsome, Arell Owens, Roselia Pascual-Velasco, Courtney Phipps, Ricky Pope, Joanna Rackley, Oscar Romero Jorge, Tori Rose, Christian Simmons, McKenna Smith, Christina Torres, Lorena Velasco-Pascual, Hallie White, Michaela Wilson Read Across America The Round One Winners for 4th grade were Santos Gonzales, McKenzie Taylor, Derrick Lockamy, Kendall Thrift, Marvin Dubon, Nancy Morales, Brian Ocampo, Jakayla Chestnutt, Antonio Sanches, Karen Carranze, Alfredo Gonzales, Mary Catheryn Batton, Josheim Jones, Michelle Mota, Jordan Sanchez, and Allison Naylor. Michaela Easterling, champion Boys, Round 1 Winners The class winners for 5th grade were German Garcia, Nicole Smith, Victor Almonte, Rachel Nelms, Cameron Moore, Madison Cannon, Brian Howard, Ester Vasquez, Esteban Borja, Michaela Easterling, Ashanti Corbett, Danny Avilla, Priscila Santiago, Yovi Hernandez, Jason Lopez, and Aidee Jose-Gonzales. Girls, Round 1 Winners Midway Elementary February Eduardo Gonzalez, Brianna Rojas, Vander Philips, Juliana Faircloth, Yarezta Mondragon, Lovely Roberson, R.J. Jernigan, Lizette Morales, Jase Naylor, Lillie Kate Parker, Betsy Morales, Jason Torres, Manuel Gomez, Amelia Tart, Aedan Maynard, Xavier Avina, Moncerraht Arce Sanchez, Justin Edgerton, Madelyn Tew, August Medlin, Cameron Calcutt, Johana Zalaya Munoz, Brandy Rodriguez, Lamont Moore March Michelle Koopman, Chase Byrd, Kelsey Tart, Robert McFall, Rachel Brown, Gage Smith, Connor Jackson, Alonza Hernandez, Javier Espinoza, Aldo Lazcano-Navarette, Nicholas Stanley, Jaylene Alba, Kendrick Tyndall, Autumn Thompson, jaden Bradshaw, Chloe Hudson, Brandon jacinto, Sam Tew, Jeremiah Faircloth, Colin Avery, Darren Miller, Michael Marcel, Austin Hargrove South River Round-Up Grant Awarded to Local Teachers In association with the Read Across America Initiative, Catherine Ruiz from the Sampson-Clinton Association of Educators recognized eight elementary students with Dr. Seuss books for their improvements in reading. Each student has been selected by his/her school media specialist for outstanding and noticeable reading achievements. The Sampson County Board of Education recognized three teachers who received South River Round-Up Grants for their school. Pictured are: Charlotte Byrd of Midway Elementary for Sampson County Special Olympics and Meagan McKinnon of Midway Elementary who wrote a grant for their Kindergarten. Not pictured is Melanie Spell of Hobbton Elementary who received a grant for the school media center. Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com A13 REAL ESTATE Baby Boomers: Bathroom Updates That Increase Livability And Home Value to come.” Quinn has helped countless people update their bathrooms to add modern style and comfort so they can age in their current home safely. Here are his top recommendations when upgrading your bathroom while keeping health, comfort and safety in mind. Baby boomers are a smart group when it comes to home updates. While embracing life today, they fully recognize that in the future, their homes may need upgrades to help them live well and stay safe. The bathroom naturally gets the most attention and for good reason - it’s one of the most frequently used rooms in a home and also one with many hazards. Baby boomers are turning towards safer bathing options to support their changing lifestyle including walkin baths, handicap accessible showers, and other supportive furnishings. “Baby boomers value being able to live out their golden years to the fullest, and aging in place is a key component of that,” says Jim Quinn, installation manager for Premier Care in Bathing. “They are being proactive about making bathroom upgrades now so they can enjoy the benefits for many years 1. Safe flooring Cold, slick bathroom floors can be a major slipping hazard. When renovating a bathroom space, it’s wise to evaluate the flooring and, if necessary, replace it with an option that is both comfortable and safe. Some people choose to carpet the bathroom because it is warmer and eliminates the slip hazards of traditional hardwood or ceramic flooring, as well as the tripping hazards of rugs. Another option is slipresistant, textured vinyl. Keep feet comfortable and add an upscale element to your bathroom by incorporating radiant heat underneath. 2. Walk-in bath Water and heat therapy can be ideal for arthritis and other aches associated with aging, making a bathtub an asset in a home. But as people age, it can be physically difficult to use a traditional bathtub. That’s why a walk-in tub is a wise investment. Receiving the Ease-Of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation, walk-in-tubs from Premier Care in Bathing provide baby boomers and seniors with an easy-touse alternative. The most popular model - the Sanctuary - fits in a traditional bathtub space and has a wide, low-level entry, slip-resistant seat and backrest, temperature-controlled hot water, and a Hydrovescent therapy option. Other walk-in tub options may be ideal based on individual needs. It’s All In The Details - How To Accessorize Your Home Exterior 3. Replace dated hardware Bathroom drawer handles and knobs are often small and can be difficult to grab with limited dexterity. Add modern style to your bathroom by replacing your existing hardware and accessories with stylish new options that are also easy to grip. Explore hardware options that are large and simple to grab. New hardware is a quick, affordable upgrade that makes a bathroom easy to use for people of all ages while enhancing interior design. While you’re upgrading the hardware elements, consider installing grab bars in key locations in the room, such as around the toilet or shower. 4. Update lighting Any interior designer will tell you that lighting is a key element of a home’s style as well as functionality. In the bathroom, lighting is particularly important because it also adds an element of safety. Aging eyes need quality light to see well - so be sure to incorporate task and ambient lighting into your bathroom renovations. Baby boomers often add a dimmer that adjusts bathroom lighting so it can be fully on when showering or getting ready for the day, and then dimmed softly for easy access at night or during long soaks in the walk-in tub. “These types of updates are wise investments for baby boomers. They often increase the overall value of a home while also giving the homeowners the peace of mind that they’ll be able to enjoy the space well into the future,” concludes Quinn. For a free brochure including more information about walk-in bathtubs and other solutions for making living at home more convenient, visit premiercarebathing.com/saferbathing, or call 888-378-7953. Cellular PVC trim and moulding products are easy for your contractor to install, and are engineered to work with virtually any siding type, including vinyl siding, stone veneer, brick, fiber cement and stucco. “Since trim is incredibly visible, it should be chosen with the same care as siding,” says Jerry Blais, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem siding group. “The use of low-maintenance products like cellular PVC trim and mouldings really give homeowners a durable and versatile option for making the home exterior stand out from the crowd. The product can also be painted to complement other exterior materials such as windows, vinyl siding, stone veneer, shutters and more to create a cohesive design.” To achieve that cohesive exterior home design, Ply Gem and BSB Design recommend first determining the type of architectural style you are trying to achieve, traditional or modern. This will help narrow the options for not only trim style, but also window grille patterns, color, siding type and accessories like shutters.- When considering exterior home improvements during spring and summer, many homeowners go for updates such as the replacement of siding or windows. These projects can make the home look great while boosting energy efficiency, but no matter how much homeowners invest in siding or windows, it will only look as good as the trim used to complete the job. Trim products are designed to be used around windows, doors, eaves and gables, and for application on your home’s corners and porch columns. Many installers opt for basic corner posts, J-channels and finishing accessories, which are functional, but also detract from the home’s overall style. Going beyond the basics is very affordable and can make a big difference in your investment. “One mistake that homeowners and contractors often make in an exterior remodel is finishing a beautiful window and siding replacement with basic or inexpensive trimwork,” says To help provide inspiration, design guides are available for recommendations on how to make the most of cellular PVC trim and other exterior products with various architectural styles. Once you have a style, consider ways to accessorize your home with trim: Steve Moore, architect with BSB Design. “Working with your contractor to accessorize with high-quality, low-maintenance trim around windows, doors and the roofline helps complete the look and enhance architectural features. Trim and mouldings are the glue that ties the look together.” Whether you prefer a modern, traditional, rustic or Victorian style, there are many trim options on today’s market to consider, including products made of wood, aluminum, fiber cement, engineered wood and vinyl, each with their own unique features. But if you want the look of real wood without the maintenance or having to replace in a few years, turn to building products manufacturers like Ply Gem that now offer cellular PVC trim with a 30-year warranty. Features of this material typically include a wood grain or smooth finish option, natural wood dimensions and resistance to rotting, cracking and splitting. Due to the superior material, paint will also adhere better and stay bright longer than painted wood. CARR Real Estate Co. 206 Lisbon Street, Clinton, NC • (910) 592-4232 * Accent arched windows on Georgian or French architectural styles * Differentiate with decorative gable details for home styles such as folk, shingle, Victorian or craftsman * Add wide trim with a keystone to carry out a Tuscan look when combined with arched windows and stucco siding * Use cellular PVC sheet in wide areas, such as wainscoting, on bay windows or under eaves for a gingerbread look * Detail porch columns with pre-formed post wraps If you want to see how your home would look with a makeover, tools like The Designed Exterior Studio on www.plygem. com allow homeowners to virtually customize exterior home designs. Tools like this and more can help show the difference the details make, so if you’re considering an exterior remodel or new build project, do your research to find the best options and speak with your contractor to make the most of your investment - from trim to siding to windows and beyond. GROUP INC. REAL ESTATE • APPRAISALS • CONSULTING WE NEED FARM LISTINGS $ Reduced 3.54 +-Acres on White Oak Church 4.80 +- Acres on Rackley Road near Road near Clinton. All Cleared Land. Clinton. 198’ Road frontage. Wooded Nice Property. Lot in the Clinton City School District. $32,000 $27,000 *102 Underwood Street Clinton, NC. On the corner of underwood Street and Northeast Blvd in Clinton. Multi-purpose bldg. with approx. 1,700 +- square feet total. 5 offices, Two – Half (½ baths). 1,000 Square feet of Shop or bay area with two 10’ X 10’ roll up doors. 12’ ceiling heights in bay area. Florescent lighting in bay area. Concrete and asphalt driveway area. 10 X 17 detached storage building. 0.56 +- acres. Central HVAC. $129,900. Timberlake "New Construction" Newton Grove - Country Charm Buy Now & Select Your Colors 4.9 Acs. +/- (3BR-2Baths) New Price! * 4.58 +- acres on Hwy 24 Warsaw Road in Clinton, NC . 235’ +- road frontage X 1038’ +- deep zoned light industrial. High traffic area with lots of potential uses. Front portion cleared, rear portion woods. Water and sewer available. Great visibility. $229,000 List Your Property with Carr Real Estate Co. (910) 592-4232 • www.carrrealtors.com • Email [email protected] 2760 N. US 421 Hwy Ideal for a variety of uses Sales and Showroom has 15,000 SF Storage Building has 4,500 SF. Great Location! Timberlake & Timberwood Lots Now Available (Call 910-592-1298 Today) “Sampson County’s Leader in Farm Land Sales” Call McCullen Real Estate (910) 592-3703 A14 Week of April 11-17, 2013 www.thesampsonweekly.com HEALTH Suppress The Sneeze: Tips To Help Prep Your Home For Allergy Season The season of sneezing has made its annual return and that can only mean one thing for homeowners: preventative cleaning measures. Especially true for allergy and asthma sufferers, there is no better time to get a head start on prepping your home against unwanted allergens than the early weeks of spring. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), nearly 40 million individuals suffer from tree pollen allergies in the United States alone, the first phase of which occurs in the month of March. As pollen-potent trees begin their blossom, it becomes increasingly more challenging for homeowners to maintain a breathe-easy household atmosphere. But, in fact, it might get easier. According to a recent study conducted by airmid healthgroup, a professional deep cleaning from Stanley Steemer has been proven to be effective in removing up to 97 percent of surface allergens. Helping to eliminate allergen hot spots and triggers is made easier when following these tips from airmid and the deep cleaning experts Stanley Steemer: Ongoing TLC Dirt and dust can quickly add up if the proper steps aren’t taken. To get the job done, vacuum heavy traffic areas two to three times a week and all other carpets at least once a week. Keep the outdoor elements where they belong Keep windows closed and place your air conditioner on recirculate on high-allergy days or while doing yard work. These activities may churn up dirt, dust and pollen into the air which can, in turn, end up in the home. Have a roadmap for cleaning There is a method to the madness of cleaning. Beware of feather dusters that simply push dust off surfaces into the air. Instead, try moist cloths or special dusters made to capture dust. Also, consider cleaning in this order: begin with air ducts, followed by upholstery and drapes, and finishing with floors. Welcome an allergy-free season with a welcome mat Are You Getting Enough Sleep? By Dr. Tim Kosterman of Kosterman Chiropractic Center of Clinton Some of us feel that sleep is a luxury. Demanding jobs mean getting up early, and for some of us going to bed early feels like you’ve lost the day, so we compensate by sleeping less. But is that good enough? The oft-cited optimal level of sleep for an adult is the magic eight hours. However, individuals vary in their sleep needs from as little as five hours to as much as ten hours per night. Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you’re not getting enough winks, so how can you tell if you’re sleeping too much or too little? A recent study conducted at the University of Westminster has concluded that there are people who are at their best and who are ready for action first thing in the morning, and another group who just cannot do morn- ings well. This may seem obvious, but why are some people early birds, and others night owls? The group who were awake early in the morning was found to have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, than those who prefer to sleep in. The results of this study indicate that there may be a physiological difference between early risers and late sleepers. The difference in cortisol levels may also contribute to different temperaments between the different sleep groups. Those who awaken early in the morning, tend to be busier and more concentrated, but are also angrier and have less energy at the end of the day than their late-rising counterparts. In late-riser group, people are more likely to be relaxed and less busy. Cortisol is a hormone known to affect both mood and concentration. While it’s hard to specify an ideal time to get up in the morning, if you’re feeling stressed there is an increased chance you’ll feel better if you add an extra half an hour of sleep to your night. CLINTON A doormat at the entrance to a house is a proven way to reduce the amount of dirt that enters the home. However, the cleaning can’t stop there. Homeowners should vacuum under indoor welcome mats and area rugs periodically to help remove any loose dirt that might be trapped. Go with a deeper clean for spring People should maintain their homes, as they maintain their teeth - brushing every day and visiting the dentist at least twice a year. The same regular care goes for carpets. However, for those suffering from asthma and allergies, airmid healthgroup recommends regular vacuuming along with a professional Stanley Steemer deep cleaning every three to four months is important for allergy/asthma-sufferers. Let’s face it, cleaning is probably the last thing on your mind when those dreadful allergy symptoms start to creep up. However, prepping your home against allergy season can be as welcome as a breath of fresh air with the help of the pros at Stanley Steemer. Visit StanleySteemer.com to join in this season’s fight against allergens. What about the effects of sleep deprivation? It is well known that sleep deprivation can be dangerous, especially if you are driving or using heavy machinery. The effect on driving may be as dangerous as driving under the influence. Not sleeping enough can also suppress your immune system and increases your perception of pain. Most scientists believe eight hours of sleep is a safe amount and is enough to function comfortably. If you’re alert during the day, then chances are you’re sleeping enough. However if you feel a dip during the day, then even a 10- or 15-minute nap can make a big difference in your concentration and performance. If you can’t get enough sleep on a certain day, you can always make it up afterwards. Sleep longer by going to bed earlier, sleep in on the weekend or even take a nap to help to replenish the sleep debt left. In general, however, try to have a regular sleep schedule to keep your body as rested and ready-to-go as possible. Good health is a combination of many factors including your nutrition, preventative care, appropriate corrective care and the small choices you make every day in the course of living. Are you UNINSURED or UNDERINSURED? FAMILY DENTISTRY If so, The Sampson County Health Department may be able to help and is offering the following services: Dr. Clark & Associates Prescription Assistance Program & Diabetes Self-Management Program HABLA ESPANOL • MEDICAID • HEALTH CHOICE 910-596-0606 Your Family Dentist in Clinton. Our Goal is to keep you smiling! Walk-In & Emergency Appointments Available. Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM All Phases of General and Cosmetic Dentistry Offered: Implants, Crowns, Oral Surgery, Dentures, and Whitening Available. 320 NE Boulevard • Clinton, NC 28328 • 910-596-0606 If you are a Diabetic or need assistance with your medications, call Robyn Avery at 910-592-1131, ext. 4960 for more information. Sampson County Health Department 360 County Complex Road, Suite 200 Clinton, NC 28328 • 910-592-1131 You can call Eastpointe's Access to Care 24/7/365 For a FREE Initial Clinical Screening call 1-800-913-6109 Help Is Only A Phone Call Away Serving: Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Green, Lenior, Nash, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne & Wilson Counties. Week of April 11-17, 2013 Arrest Report 04-02 Jamie Ray Byrd, 20; 2760 Hobbton Hwy, Clinton; Failure to Appear: Child Support Court; Cash Purge $2,000; Court 04-09 04-02 Danilla Latory Davis, 28; 410 Calvin St, Roseboro; Simple Possession of Marijuana; Citation Issued and Released; Court 05-22 04-02 Elizabeth Anne Finnicum, 30; 230 Westbrook Rd, Clinton; Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine Precursor, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Secure Bond $25,000; Court 04-12 04-02 Jimmy Clifton Sanders, 39; 205 Bob Ln, Clinton; Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Secure Bond $50,000; Court 04-12 04-02 Samuel Earl Powell, 20; 154 Emerly Ln, Clinton; Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Citation Issued and Released; Court 05-29 04-04 William Harrell Hinson, 36; 1905 Indian Town Rd, Clinton; Failure to Appear: Child Support Court; Cash Purge $1,232; Court 04-09 04-05 Charsena Lynette Baldwin, 36; 1210 Hwy, 117 Faison, NC; Identity Theft; Unsecure Bond $10,000; Court 04-12 04-05 Mario Hernandez Medina, 23; 1435 NC Hwy 45 S. Cofield NC; Failure to Appear: NOL, DWI; Secure Bond $1,500; Court 05-16 04-05 Juan Antonio Velez, Jr., 44; 1901 North Salemburg Hwy, Salemburg; Failure to Appear: Felonious Restraint, Burning Personal Property, Injury to Personal Property; Secure Bond $51,000; Court 05-01 04-05 Jerry Venegas Palacios, 19; 5889 Cornwallis Rd, Turkey; Simple Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Citation Issued and Released; Court 05-22 04-05 Javier Medrano, 23; 102 Judith Dr, Magnolia; Failure to Appear: Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance; Secure Bond $500; Court 04-30 04-05 Issac Lee Herring, 29; 50 Bill Ln, Harrells; Resisting a Public Officer; Secure Bond $2,500; Court 04-15 04-02 Matthew Douglas Nugget, 22; 46 Mandolin Ln, Roseboro; Possession of Cocaine; Unsecure Bond $7,500; Court 04-12 04-05 Atiya Shim, 24; 61 Hobbs View Ln, Clinton; Simple Assault, Injury to Personal Property; Bond $1,500; Court 05-06 04-03 Mykeshia Antionette Garner, 28; 3325 Arrowhead Rd, Spring Lake, NC; 2 Counts of Failure to Appear: Failure to Comply with a Court Order; Secure Cash Bond $589; Court 04-12 04-05 Victor Espejo, 35; 4870 William R. King Rd, Newton Grove; Failure to Appear: NOL, DWLR, No Insurance; Secure Bond $1,000; Court 04-23 04-03 Michael A. Rich, 40; 228 Hook Kane, Clinton; Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; Secure Bond $50,000; Court 04-26 04-04 Justin Nobles, 22; 311 Madeline Ln, Autryville; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; Secure Bond $1,000; Court 04-29 04-04 Jeffery Allen Jones, 40; 87 Old Drag Strip Rd, Clinton; Child Support Court; Cash Bond $1,500; Court N/A 04-06 Braddock Bernard Gross, 21; 1218 Franklin Street, Goldsboro; Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Seriously Injure, Felony Conspiracy, Assault with a Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill; Secure Bond $100,000; Court 06-25 www.thesampsonweekly.com Order; Secure Bond $1,000; Court 05-23 04-08 William Joseph Usher, 50; 3800 Cabin Museum Rd, Turkey; Failure to Comply with Court Order: Child Support; Cash Purge $1,500; Court 04-09 04-08 Jerry Thurman Vinson II, 34; 705 E. Pinewood St, Roseboro; Failure to Appear: Child Support Court; Cash Purge $900; Court 04-09; Also Served: Assault on a Female; (No Bond) Court 04-30 -NOL, No Registration Secure Bond $1,000; Court 05-01 04-08 Kevin Lee Register, 47; 1200 Needmore Rd, Turkey; Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Secure Bond $7,000; Court 04-12 04-09 Issac Franklin Feltwell, 53; 334 Hayes Locklear Rd, Pembroke; Failure to Appear: Probation Violation, Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance; Secure Bond $40,000; Court 05-07 04-09 Edith Garcia Romero Blanca, 23; 169 Preston Ln, Newton Grove; Failure to Appear: NOL, Exceeding a Safe Speed; Unsecure Bond $500; Court 05-15 Incident / Investigation Report 04-03Shelley McCullen reported a Breaking & Entering and Larceny at her residence located at 570 Hollerin Rd, Dunn. Entry was made into the home by kicking open a door. Items reported missing included a wooden jewelry box, an assortment of jewelry and a Pulsar watch. 04-03 Emily McKenzie reported a Breaking and Entering at her home located at 240 Happy Tr, Newton Grove. Entry to the home was gained by prying open the front door. A black RCA TV was reported missing. 04-07 Michael Maldonado, 35; 828 Sampson Acers Dr, Clinton; Fraud Disposal of Mortgage Property; Unsecure Bond $500; Court 04-23 04-04 Gloria Quick reported a Breaking & Entering at her home located at 46 Colt Ln, Dunn. Entry to the home was gained by prying open the rear entry door. There were no items reported missing during the incident. 04-08 Brent Edward Smith, 33; 558 N. Ingold Ave, Garland; Failure to Appear; Release 04-04 Cynthia Bache reported being the victim of Credit Card Fraud. According Births -Layla Jade Otero born on March 22, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Jesus OteroJorge and Rocio Romero Otero -Luis Adrian Fernandez Hernandez born on March 24, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Luis Javier Fernandez Fernandez and Maria Elena Hernandez Dilone -Jacob Bryan Bass born on March 27, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Tony Lynn Bass and Tiffany Marie Tyndall -Anzlee Ruby Newman born on Mar h 27, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Albrey Cornelius Newman Jr and Amanda Blair Honeycutt -Juan Carlos Arteaga Jr born on March 28, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Juan Carlos Arteaga and Meydy Yasmin Zuniga Arteaga -Jeremy Elias Barrera born on March 28, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Melquisedec Barrera and Mireya Aburto Barrera -Annabella Helene Carnley born on March 28, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Walter Brandon Carnley and Ashlee Angelina Gutierrez -Emiliano Aguilar Gonzalez born on March 29, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Jose Luis Aguilar and Minerva Gonzalez Rivera -Francisco Trinidad Marcos born on March 29, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Maria Nelly Marcos Alvarez Marriage Certificates -Arthur Lee Coston III to Ruby Shanta Blue -Jovan Julian Sanchez to Maria Cristina Aguirre-Giron -Jonathan Kent Hall to Megan Nicole Culbreth -Michael Ray Gautier to Arlene Gay Bass -William Henry Peterson to Wendy Simmons Lucero -Vander Buen Smith to Deborah Dianne Kimbrough -Wiljean Tondo Jean to Melanie Nicole Duncan Deaths -Louise Boykin -Samuel David Gannon Jr -Rose Lamb -Presley Franklin Mahoney Sr -William Dennis Packer -Allen Eugene Raynor -Hazel Herring -Hazel Herring Sutton -Kathryn Virginia -Sherrill Evans Thornton -Pearl Elizabeth Thompson -Joe Peace Woodlief Jr -Bertha Whitfield -Ernie James Williams Jr Land Transfers -Kelly B Grantham, William S Grantham to DOT- 0.897 Acres Belvoir -Donald Keith Dawson, Donald Keith Dawson/EXR, Linda Sue Dawson, Lizzie W Dawson Estate to John W Kachel and Patricia D Kachel- 4 Tracts w/exceptions Mingo -Joan Blossom Carr to Joan Blossom Carr/TR and Joan Blossom Carr Revocable Trust- Lot 7 Section VI Boykin Lakes Sub A15 to the filed report, someone used her credit card to make purchases without her authorization. It was also noted in the incident report that the credit card was removed from her purse. 04-04 Sebastian Bereza reported a Breaking and Entering and Larceny at a Murphy-Brown farm located at 2558 Southern Pines Ln, Garland. Items reported missing included a 25 gallon tank with electric pump and 3 gallons of gasoline. 04-05 Brenda Sloan reported a Breaking & Entering at a residence located at 741 Curtis Ivey Rd, Turkey. Cooper wiring in the home was removed damaging the sheetrock walls in the process. 04-05 Jeanette Johnson reported a Breaking & Entering and Larceny at her home located at 10863 Harnett Dunn Hwy, Dunn. Items reported missing included a Samsung 42” TV, an assortment of jewelry, medication and US Currency. 04-05 Tramaine Smith reported the theft of a .38 caliber HI Point hand gun from his residence located at 1970 Alderman Mill Rd, Dunn. 04-07 Maria Whitehead reported the theft of a garden tiller from her residence located at 8640 N. US 421 Hwy, Clinton. The tiller is valued at $400.00. 04-07 Henry Moore reported the theft of a battery charger and sandblaster from a storage building located at 164 Sampson Airport, Clinton. Total estimated value of the stolen property was $1,550.00. 04-07 Jimmy Burch reported the theft of a white,2 Ton International truck from his farm located at 685 Burch Rd, Faison. 04-08 Shelia Smith reported a Breaking & Entering at a residence located at 1000 N. Main Street, Salemburg. Entry was made by forcing open a door at the home. There were no items listed as missing in the incident. 04-08 Sabrina Pridgen reported the theft of her 2005 Pontiac Grand-Am from her residence located at 58 Carter St, Garland. The burgundy 4 door Pontiac was removed from Ms. Pridgen’s property without her permission. -Deutsche Bank National Trust Compan/As Trustee By AIF, Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 1998-4/By AIF, OCWEN Loan Servicing/AIF to Oscar Williams- Lot 50 Pine Lakes Estates Section IV -Thomas A Williams to Dennis Autry Williams, Larry Thomas Williams, Thomas A Williams- 96 Acres Mingo -George Melvin, Universal Holiness Church to Anna Melvin and George Melvin- 0.32 Acres Little Coharie -Melissa D Thompson/FKA, Melissa D Wilson to Crystal Raynor and Delric Raynor- Lot 10 Section 1 Serenity Lake Subdivision Belvoir -Renita Sasser to Beverly Baker- Lot 1 Turkey -James Randall Peterson, James Randall Peterson/MGR, Terry Keith Peterson, Terry Keith Peterson/MGR, Peterson Investments LLC to Rowan Baptist Church Inc- 36 Acres Lot 5 William Peterson Division North Clinton -Linda Gail Bass, Steven J Bass to Johnson Deleon Bass and William Edwin Bass- Lot 2 45.49 Acres North Clinton -Timothy Sean Smith to Eloise P Warren- 15.2 Acres w/exceptions Westbrook -Jose Luis Amaya to Felix Otoniel Zavala Gonzalez- Lot 14 Marvin Smith Subdivision -Joyce S Faircloth, Weldon Wright Faircloth to Debra Bower and Gregory A Bower Sr- 14 Acres Sampson -Wyonita Jean Adams to Wyonita Jean Adams Revocable Trust- 2 Tracts w/exceptions Lisbon -Degarrett Spearman to Carolyn McPhail Robinson and Charlie Junior Robinson- 0.57 Acres Lisbon -Nancy Joy Bartlett/FKA, Leonardo G Parra, Nancy Joy Parra to Alonza Maynor- 0.50 Acres Franklin -Audrey Gail Rackley Baldwin to Pelmon Jart Hudson Jr- 2 Tracts w/exceptions North Clinton -Denise Langston to Sallie Doris Cottle- 2.03 Acres Tract 2 Turkey -Freedom Constructors Inc of Dunn, Larry Wade to Jesus Ricardo Centeno Bustillo and Beronica Centeno- Lot 13, 0.46 Acres Cedar Lakes Subdivision North Clinton -Percy Lenon Owens to Restelle Smith Owens- 4 Tracts Little Coharie -Lila S West to Gladys Baltazar and Jose Blanco- Lot Taylors Bridge -Judith Belvin, Larry E Belvin to Cape Fear Will Baptist Church- 0.48 Acres Dismal -Donald Ray Gainey/AIF, Thelma E Gainey/BY AIF to Cynthis Falatovich and Marshall G Falatovich- Lot 2 North Clinton -Pelmon Jart Hudson Jr to Audrey Gail Rackley Baldwin- 1.82 Acres North Clinton -Mazie Eloise Springs to Lalister Faircloth and Wanda Faircloth- 1.0 Acres McDaniels -Dewey Sanford Williams to Dewey Basil Williams- Lot 7 2.20 Acres Minnie Mae Williams Division Little Coharie -Dewey Sanford Williams to Dewey Sanford Williams and Jennifer R Williams- 2 Lots Little Coharie -Diana Roldon Gore to Michael Pinckney Gore Jr- 33.29 Acres Lot 1 w/exceptions North Clinton -Donald O Spangler to MTJ Inc- Duplin, Sampson, Wayne Counties -Hylton Lawrence, Phyllis Warren Lawrence, Lynda Warren Naylor to Raymond Elvin Love- 4.03 Acres Lot 1 Mingo -Johnny W Chestnutt, Chestnutt Ventures Inc to Joel Alejandro Diaz Mejia and Edilma Perez Ramirez- 0.69 Acres Lot 1 Halls -Joann Collins, Lea Faircloth to Thornton Homes Co- Lot South River -Betty Irene Taylor to Kenneth Jason Noles- 2 Tracts Westbrooks -Paula C Roy/FKA, Glenn Smith/AKA, Paula C Smith, Sidney Glenn Smith to Paula C Smith and Sidney Glenn Smith- Lot 35 Warwick Plantation Section One Little Coharie -Lottie N Sessoms to Brandy F Sessoms and Johnny L Sessoms- 52.2 Acres Little Coharie -Joan P Bacon, William M Bacon III to Sweet-Silva Investments LLC- Tract D Elizabet S Dubose Property South Clinton A16 www.thesampsonweekly.com PUZZLES & GAMES Crossword Puzzle CLUES ACROSS 1. 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Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Week of April 11-17, 2013 Week of April 11-17, 2013 Clinton Linda Carol Sinclair Saunders, 70, of 724 Bucktown Road, Clinton died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Kitty Askins in Goldsboro. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm at Carr Memorial Christian Church, Clinton with Dr. Penny Ziemer officiating. Inurnment will be at Grandview Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at the church. Born in 1943 Carol was the daughter of the late Paul H. and Rossie Bass Sinclair. She was preceded in death by brothers: Norwood F. Sinclair and James “Pig” Sinclair. Carol was a member of Carr Memorial Christian Church. She retired from Belk as office manager with 32 years of service. She was the widow of Jack Saunders. She is survived by a brother, Durwood H. Sinclair and wife Dixie, sisters-in-law: Grace C. Sinclair and Kay S. Basinger. Cherished nieces and nephews that she called her own: Dewain Sinclair wife Karen, Joan S. Lee husband Charles, Durwood Sinclair, Jr., Jerry Sinclair, Linda S. Wooten husband Clark, Jason Sinclair, Beth Sinclair and Scott Sinclair wife Sharon; 12 great nieces and nephews and 1 greatgreat nephew. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carr Memorial Christian Church, c/o Jane Brewer, 1801 Panhandle Road, Faison, NC 28341. Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers, family and friends who have supported and taken special care of Carol during her sickness. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith.” 2Timothy 4:7. Condolences may be sent by visiting wwwroyalhallfuneralhome.com Autryville Brenda Autry Zinser, 54, of Las Vegas, passed away April 2, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1958, in Abilene, Texas, and was an eight-year resident of Nevada. Brenda lived most of her life in Autryville, N.C. and worked 17 years for Kelly Springfield Tire Co., in Fayetteville, N.C. She moved to Las Vegas in 2005. She worked as a part-time tax preparer for Liberty Tax and was a full-time homemaker. She was an active member of the Crossing Church Community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carmen and Alex Autry. She is survived by her husband, Jim; sister, Betty (Larry) Rogers; brother, Alex (Carol); sons, Michael (Fatima) Scaggs, Charles “Chuck” (Tiffany) Briza, Joshua (Summer) Zinser, Jeremy (Moriah) Zinser, Matthew Zinser and Morgan Zinser; and grandchildren, Sunnie and Alex Briza, Alexander and Julian Scaggs, Dillion, Hayden and Delilah Zinser. Viewing will be 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, with services following at 10:45 a.m, both at the Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28314. Burial will follow at Wiley Autry Cemetery in Autryville, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manna Church. CLINTON Mr. Ronnie Lee Bullard, 57, of 391 Quail Run Lane, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Sampson Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held at 2 P.M., Wednesday, April 10, at Coharie United Methodist Church in Clinton with Pastor Roy Hilburn officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Bullard, born in Sampson County, was the son of Marvin Bullard and the late Tessie Brewington Bullard. He was a former welder and was a member of Coharie United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his mother, Tessie Lee Bullard, and three sisters, Jeanette B. Lewis, Jeanelle B. Thompson, and Sandra B. West. He is survived by his father, Marvin Bullard; a sister, Debbie B. Holland; two nephews, Chris West and Bradley Holland; four nieces, Heather Williams Chavis, Kimberly Lewis Landrau, Charlie Samatha Lewis, Amber Holland; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jasmine West, Hailey, Trinity, and Jaden Landrau, and Noah Lewis. The family received friends 1-2 P.M., the hour prior to the service, on Wednesday afternoon at Coharie United Methodist Church and other times at the home.In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ronnie can be made to Coharie United Methodist Church Youth Fund, c/o Mrs. Peggy Ammons, Treasurer, 303 Willow Road, Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be emailed to the family at www. crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328. Faison Mr. Raymond Frederick, 67, of 120 Eldon Thornton Road, died Wednesday at his home. The funeral service was held at 1pm, Saturday, April www.thesampsonweekly.com 6, 2013 at Prayer of Faith Evangelistic Church, Warsaw, NC. Pastor Luedell Washington officiating. Entombment at Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC. The visitation was held Friday, April 5, 2013 from 1pm - 7pm at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home, Clinton. Online condolences may be sent to www. brockmemorialandworley.com. Services entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton. CLINTON Mrs. Betty Louise Jackson, 67, of 371 Bill Jordan Lane, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Autryville, NC. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, April 12, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton with Pastor Glenn Morgan and Evangelist Steve Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Tyndall-Spell Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson, born in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Willie Edge and Semci Edge. She was a homemaker and a member of Galilee Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Jackson; her children, David Maness of Autryville, Betty Sue Fisher of Autryville, William Marvin Maness of Roseboro, Mitchell Ray Maness of Newton Grove and Richard Lee Maness of Roseboro; three brothers, M.L. Edge of Cedar Creek, Kenneth Edge of Vander, Franklin Edge of Bethany; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6–8 P.M., Thursday, April 11, at CrumplerHoneycutt Funeral Home in Clinton and other times at the home of her daughter, 1187 South River Road, Autryville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328 Clinton Mrs. Janie Tew Medlin, 96, of 180 Southwood Drive, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at Southwood Nursing and Retirement Center. A funeral service was held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, April 10, at Harnett Primitive Baptist Church in Roseboro with the Reverend Randy Barker and the Reverend W. H. Calcutt officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Medlin, born in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Preston Tew and Carrie Sinclair Tew, and was the widow of Ralph Medlin, Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Harnett Primitive Baptist Church. She was predeceased by a brother, Oscar Tew of Roseboro, and three sisters, Othal Simpson of Clinton, Ilee Stovall and Ruby Herring, both of Benson. She is survived by three sons, Ralph Ronald Medlin and wife Ruby of Clinton, Mike Preston Medlin and wife Pat of Roseboro, and William Lynn Medlin and wife Debbie of Clinton; five grandchildren, Jeff Medlin, Brian Medlin, Rhonda Medlin, Chris Medlin, and Renee Woods; eight greatgrandchildren. The family received friends 10-11 A.M., the hour prior to the service, on Wednesday, April 10, at Harnett Primitive Baptist Church in Roseboro and other times at the home of Debbie and Lynn Medlin, 3178 Bud Johnson Road, Clinton, NC. Condolences may be emailed to the family at www.crumplerhoneycutt.com. Arrangements are by CrumplerHoneycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328. Louisburg Mrs. Cheryl Ann Miller, 56, of 25 Birdie Lane, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at St. Stephen United Holy Church, Turkey, NC with Rev. Willie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Roseboro Cemetery, Roseboro, NC. Public visitation will be held Saturday, April 13, one hour prior to the service at St. Stephen United Holy Church, Turkey, NC. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Willie H. Miller of the home; father, George Lewis of Capitol Heights, MD; daughter, Angeline M. Thomas of Waldorf, MD; 3 grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to www.brockmemorialandworley.com. Services entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton. Clinton Mrs. Helen Price, 88, of 507 Blaney Street, died Friday, April 05, 2013 at Southwood Nursing Center in Clinton. The funeral was held 11:00 AM, Monday, April 8, at Clinton Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Dwight Dunning and Rev. Roland Harrell officiating. Burial followed in the Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Price, born in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Madison Lane and Ethel McLamb Lane and was the widow of Charles Wendell Price. She was a homemaker, a member of Clinton Pentecostal Holiness Church and the women’s auxiliary. Mrs. Price was predeceased by sisters; Pauline Boykin, Louise Millan, Gladys King, Hortense Barfield, Hilda Hicks Lottie Herring and a brother M.W Lane, Jr. Mrs. Price is survived by her sons: Charles Anthony Price and wife Mary, of Clinton, A17 OBITUARIES Marshall Keith Price and wife Cindy, of Burlington: three grandchildren: Caroline, Jenna, and Matthew Price. The family received friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, one hour prior to the service in the Clinton Pentecostal Holiness Church Fellowship Hall. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolence may be made to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt. com Arrangements by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328 Clinton Mrs. Evelyn Rich Leach Robinson, 82, of 426 McKoy Street died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday April 7 at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Bowden officiating. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery. The public visitation will be held Saturday April 6, from 2-6 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her daughters, Barbara Faison of Clinton, NC and Evelyn Bowden of Turkey, NC; sons, Carnell Leach of Clinton, NC and John Leach of Chesapeake, VA; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 greatgreat grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to www.brockmemorialandworley.com. Services entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton. CLINTON Mrs. Lula Rebecca Royal, lovingly known as Coot, 81, of 1090 Odom Road, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. with her children at her side. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 12, at Sharon Pentecostal Holiness Church in Clinton with the Reverend Michael Oliver and the Reverend George Terry officiating. Interment will follow in Royal Cemetery, Odom Road, Clinton, NC. Mrs. Royal, born in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Elliot Lee Vann and Mattie Vastie Waters Vann and was the widow of William Ollen Royal. She was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Pentecostal Holiness Church. A son Duane Ollen Royal, brother, Herbert Vann, and a sister, Marie Vann Edwards, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, William Rodney Royal and wife Annah Kay of Hampstead, Howard Lee Royal of Clinton, and Rebecca Ann Royal of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six brothers, Sam Vann and wife Linda, Frank Vann and wife Cherry, Freddie Vann and wife Hattie Jane, Johnny Vann and wife Rose, Paul Vann and wife Diana and Ralph Vann and wife Jean, all of Clinton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lou Alice Fann of Clinton, Darwin and Jackie Hairr of Fayetteville, and James and Sharon Royal of Clinton. The family will receive friends 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Thursday, April 11, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Sharon Penetecostal Holiness Church, c/o Mr. R. F. Fann, 1593 High House Rd., Clinton, NC, 28328. Condolences may be emailed to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328. CLINTON Miss Cynthia Ann Wallace, 72, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013. A funeral service was held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10, at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Richard McDuffie officiating. Interment followed in Clinton Cemetery. Miss Wallace, a native of Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Granville Lee Wallace and Mary Lou Peterson Wallace. She was a retired school teacher, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Clinton Garden Club, the Clinton Women’s Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church and served as a church elder, a member of the choir, and was an honorary life member of Presbyterian Women. She is survived by two sisters, Mary W. Goodwin of Clinton and Granvillene W. Carter of Cary; a nephew, Hunter Goodwin and wife Lynne of Belmont, NC and children, Ethan and Grace; a niece, Loretta Walker and husband Alfred of Richmond, VA and children, Christopher and Nicholas; an aunt, Ruby W. Parker of Tarboro, and several cousins. The family received friends 6-8 PM, Tuesday, April 9, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton and other times at the home of her sister, Mary Goodwin, 702 Sunset Ave., Clinton, N.C. Memorials can be made in the memory of Cynthia Ann Wallace to Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, 201 Fayetteville St. Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328. Serving the local community since 1926 401 West Roseboro Street Roseboro • 910-525-5138 Andy Wood Traditional Service - Visitation is held one evening at the funeral home. The funeral service is held the following day at either the church or the funeral home. Burial immediately follows the service. Traditional Service With Combined Visitation - Funeral service is held at the funeral home or church. Visitation immediately precedes the service at the service location. Traditional Evening Service - Service is held at the funeral home. Visitation immediately follows the service at the funeral home. Burial service follows the next day at the gravesite and may be private or public. Memorial Service - Usually held when the family selects cremation. It can be held at the funeral home or church with or without the cremains present. Graveside Service - Funeral service is held at the gravesite and combines the funeral and burial ceremonies. 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One reason I truly enjoy Chamber Days is to have the opportunity to speak with each individual on a personal basis. To discuss the opportunities the Chamber provides, the needs of the business/organization, the needs of the municipality, how the Chamber can better serve that community, and much more. This past week we have finalized the 2013 Chamber Days and I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Save the date for your specific Chamber Day: May 16: Salemburg, June 5: Autryville, July 11: Clinton, August 22: Turkey, September 26: Harrells, October 24: Roseboro, November 7: Newton Grove and December 12: Garland With nearly 400 members, the Chamber works hard to promote commerce and a strong quality of life; however we need to hear from you. We need to learn more about your current needs and I promise that if we are able, we will do our best to assist. Those within the Chamber have a passion for Sampson County and their community. 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