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(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests • June 1 — Michael Jerome Hemmingway, 20, of 184 Tarheel Drive, Clinton, was charged with communicating threats and injury to real property

What comes to mind when you hear the word decoration? You probably think about decorating for a birthday party or a wedding celebration. Right?
Well, when my mama told us that we were going to “The Decoration,” we knew exactly what she was talking about. It was a celebration that took place back in the mountains where she grew up.
Onc

Decoration Day and Pap's last climb

What comes to mind when you hear the word decoration? You probably think about decorating for a birthday party or a wedding celebration. Right? Well, when my mama told us that we were going to “The Decoration,” we knew exactly what she was talking about. It was a celebration that took place back in the mountains where she grew up. Onc

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County pair has been charged in connection with a store robbery last week.
Deputies say 29-year-old Brian Keith Dixon, of Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, walked into a convenience store on the same road with a mask over his face and demanded money on May 27.
Dixon did not have a weapon and took about $250 from the ca

2 charged in store robbery

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County pair has been charged in connection with a store robbery last week. Deputies say 29-year-old Brian Keith Dixon, of Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham, walked into a convenience store on the same road with a mask over his face and demanded money on May 27. Dixon did not have a weapon and took about $250 from the ca

HAMLET — A lifelong Richmond County resident and 30-year veteran of State Employees' Credit Union will lead the new SECU branch under construction in Hamlet.
Lisa Talley was recently named vice president and city executive of the Hamlet branch. She is currently vice president and city executive of the SECU branch in Wadesboro.
Talley began

Talley to lead SECU's Hamlet branch

HAMLET — A lifelong Richmond County resident and 30-year veteran of State Employees' Credit Union will lead the new SECU branch under construction in Hamlet. Lisa Talley was recently named vice president and city executive of the Hamlet branch. She is currently vice president and city executive of the SECU branch in Wadesboro. Talley began

Clinton City Schools officials are seeking the input of the system's staff and community members through a survey, but based on information that arose during Monday night's meeting, those efforts may be in vain.
According to Faith Jackson, community liaison and grant writer for Clinton City Schools, the system recently posted surveys online, allow

CCS survey accessibility questioned

Clinton City Schools officials are seeking the input of the system's staff and community members through a survey, but based on information that arose during Monday night's meeting, those efforts may be in vain. According to Faith Jackson, community liaison and grant writer for Clinton City Schools, the system recently posted surveys online, allow

ROCKINGHAM — Erran Greene said he didn't mind spreading his wings and heading off to a distant land to attend college.
Greene quickly pointed out when he looked at all of his options, he realized he was better off staying closer to home. That's why the two-sport athlete at Richmond Senior announced he would attend Methodist University in Fay

Greene stays close to home

ROCKINGHAM — Erran Greene said he didn't mind spreading his wings and heading off to a distant land to attend college. Greene quickly pointed out when he looked at all of his options, he realized he was better off staying closer to home. That's why the two-sport athlete at Richmond Senior announced he would attend Methodist University in Fay

Arrida Johnson was recognized by the Sampson Board of Commissioners, including Chairman Billy Lockamy, center, and Commissioner Harry Parker, Monday night for three decades of dedicated service to the county. Johnson worked for the Department of Social Services from September 1985 to June 2015. Also retired, but not present at Monday's meeting, is

County retiree honored

Arrida Johnson was recognized by the Sampson Board of Commissioners, including Chairman Billy Lockamy, center, and Commissioner Harry Parker, Monday night for three decades of dedicated service to the county. Johnson worked for the Department of Social Services from September 1985 to June 2015. Also retired, but not present at Monday's meeting, is

ROCKINGHAM — County residents can sample dozens of North Carolina craft beers at the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Hoptoberfest.
The festival is planned for 4-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center in Rockingham in partnership with Chamber member Tri-City Inc. Advance tickets are $30 until Sept. 25, when the p

Beer, wings, tunes on tap for 'Hoptoberfest'

ROCKINGHAM — County residents can sample dozens of North Carolina craft beers at the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Hoptoberfest. The festival is planned for 4-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center in Rockingham in partnership with Chamber member Tri-City Inc. Advance tickets are $30 until Sept. 25, when the p

Community Bulletin Board

Coharie People board — nominations are now being accepted for the Shiloh, Herring and South Clinton Board of Directors positions. The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 26. Nomination forms and qualifications can be obtained online at www.coharietribe.org or at the Coharie Tribal Center. Hearing screenings — The Division of D

My perspective changed once I became cognizant of my power.
One of the most valuable lessons you could ever learn in today's society is your self-worth. When you understand your worth, you become unstoppable! Did you know that you have the power to speak to every situation you're in and call it to be what you want it to be? Of course, this isn't a

Entering my own empowerment zone

My perspective changed once I became cognizant of my power. One of the most valuable lessons you could ever learn in today's society is your self-worth. When you understand your worth, you become unstoppable! Did you know that you have the power to speak to every situation you're in and call it to be what you want it to be? Of course, this isn't a

Contributed by Neal and Joanne Cadieu
The Ellerbe High School Class of 1960 celebrated its 55th reunion Saturday, May 30 at Ellerbe Springs Inn. Pictured above are the classmates and teachers: first row, left to right Mrs. Sarah Robbins, Mrs. Dot Snyder, Mrs. Arminta Brown and Mr. Bill Price, all teachers, Phyllis Laton Carriker, Brenda Green Hile

Contributed by Neal and Joanne Cadieu The Ellerbe High School Class of 1960 celebrated its 55th reunion Saturday, May 30 at Ellerbe Springs Inn. Pictured above are the classmates and teachers: first row, left to right Mrs. Sarah Robbins, Mrs. Dot Snyder, Mrs. Arminta Brown and Mr. Bill Price, all teachers, Phyllis Laton Carriker, Brenda Green Hile

CARTHAGE — A Rockingham woman was jailed Monday night on a Moore County shoplifting charge.
Joni Parks Propst, 35, of 109 Midway Road, was arrested on a Moore County Sheriff's Office warrant charging her with shoplifting by concealment of goods. The offense date is listed as Feb. 5.
Propst was previously arrested in February on a Moore Coun

Rockingham woman faces theft charge

CARTHAGE — A Rockingham woman was jailed Monday night on a Moore County shoplifting charge. Joni Parks Propst, 35, of 109 Midway Road, was arrested on a Moore County Sheriff's Office warrant charging her with shoplifting by concealment of goods. The offense date is listed as Feb. 5. Propst was previously arrested in February on a Moore Coun

Local members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. spent a portion of their Friday evening making improvements to James L. Newkirk Memorial Park. The work took place prior to the organization's 1908 Playground Impact Day, hosted by the Rho Omega Omega Chapter, which took place Saturday. Some of the tasks included planting flowers, painting benches a

Making an impact

Local members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. spent a portion of their Friday evening making improvements to James L. Newkirk Memorial Park. The work took place prior to the organization's 1908 Playground Impact Day, hosted by the Rho Omega Omega Chapter, which took place Saturday. Some of the tasks included planting flowers, painting benches a

Sampson Regional Medical Center is excited to announce expanded service hours at its Outpatient Diagnostics Center. The Center is currently open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. With changes effective June 2, the facility will remain open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, making it more convenient for patients who prefer evening appointm

SRMC extends hours of operation at Imaging Center

Sampson Regional Medical Center is excited to announce expanded service hours at its Outpatient Diagnostics Center. The Center is currently open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. With changes effective June 2, the facility will remain open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, making it more convenient for patients who prefer evening appointm

Every year on the first weekend of June, the football stadium at Clinton High School is illuminated with candles of hope as part of the yearly Relay for Life celebration.
This year's event is scheduled for Friday, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and activities scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
“Relay for Life is a great event that raises money for

Annual Relay event set for Friday

Every year on the first weekend of June, the football stadium at Clinton High School is illuminated with candles of hope as part of the yearly Relay for Life celebration. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and activities scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. “Relay for Life is a great event that raises money for

It wasn't long after Midway's loss in 14 innings to South Granville last week that I began replaying the season through my head. “Man,” I thought, “this team was a break here or a break there away from being back in the state championship for a third consecutive season.”
But, if you were in Spivey's Corner on Friday night,

Some things can't be questioned

It wasn't long after Midway's loss in 14 innings to South Granville last week that I began replaying the season through my head. “Man,” I thought, “this team was a break here or a break there away from being back in the state championship for a third consecutive season.” But, if you were in Spivey's Corner on Friday night,

ROCKINGHAM — A Hamlet woman is accused of taking nearly $600 in merchandise from a local retailer.
According to an arrest warrant, Gladys Marie Warren, 21, of Lewis Breeden Boulevard, walked out of the Rockingham Walmart with $598.05 worth of dog food and motor oil.
The date of the incident is listed on the warrant as May 23.
Warren was ar

Warrant: Woman stole oil, dog food

ROCKINGHAM — A Hamlet woman is accused of taking nearly $600 in merchandise from a local retailer. According to an arrest warrant, Gladys Marie Warren, 21, of Lewis Breeden Boulevard, walked out of the Rockingham Walmart with $598.05 worth of dog food and motor oil. The date of the incident is listed on the warrant as May 23. Warren was ar

GARLAND — Budget planning for the upcoming fiscal year is underway for town leaders.
According to a message prepared by Pamela Cashwell, clerk and finance officer for the Town of Garland, the proposed budget ordinance includes total revenues and expenditures in the amount of more than $899,000. A tax increase is not expected.
The largest ex

Garland budget includes no tax hike

GARLAND — Budget planning for the upcoming fiscal year is underway for town leaders. According to a message prepared by Pamela Cashwell, clerk and finance officer for the Town of Garland, the proposed budget ordinance includes total revenues and expenditures in the amount of more than $899,000. A tax increase is not expected. The largest ex

RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina added some 11,000 jobs in April and nearly 107,000 jobs over the 12-month period. That's a annual growth rate in payroll employment of 2.6 percent, which exceeds the national and Southeastern averages (each 2.2 percent).
It's important to keep in mind, however, that t

It's nothing but net

RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina added some 11,000 jobs in April and nearly 107,000 jobs over the 12-month period. That's a annual growth rate in payroll employment of 2.6 percent, which exceeds the national and Southeastern averages (each 2.2 percent). It's important to keep in mind, however, that t

Special to the Daily Journal
ROCKINGHAM — Jeffrey Barker maintained his stranglehold on the Top Sportsman division but the Kathleen, Georgia driver celebrated in the Rockingham Dragway winners' circle Saturday with four first-time winners in the 2015 NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Among the weekend champions was Laure

Barker, others win in NHRA's return to 'The Rock'

Special to the Daily Journal ROCKINGHAM — Jeffrey Barker maintained his stranglehold on the Top Sportsman division but the Kathleen, Georgia driver celebrated in the Rockingham Dragway winners' circle Saturday with four first-time winners in the 2015 NHRA Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Among the weekend champions was Laure





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