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									                                                            SAMPSON COUNTY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER                                                                                                         FREE

The Sampson Weekly

www.thesampsonweekly.com                                                                                                                               Week of November 25-December 1, 2010

           INSIDE                                A Day For                                                                                                     SRMC
                                               Giving Thanks                                                                                                 Tree of Love
             PAGE A5
                                                                                                                                                            The SRMC Foundation is pleased to announce that the
                                                                                                                                                       honorees for the 2010 Tree of Love Project are members of
                                                                                                                                                       the Matthews Family, who have been long-term employees at
                                                                                                                                                       Sampson Regional. Three brothers, Chevis, Glenn and Lloyd,
                                                                                                                                                       and two sisters, Hazel Whitted and Geraldine Lane, have been
                                                                                                                                                       employed at Sampson Regional for over 140 years combined.
                                                                                                                                                       Lloyd continues to be employed full-time today, while Glenn
       Entertainment                                                                                                                                   is working on a part-time basis after his recent retirement.
         PAGE A8                                                                                                                                       Their work has included service as nursing assistants, a security
                                                                                                                                                       officer, plant operations, and housekeeping. The Matthews
                                                                                                                                                       family is a shining example of loyal employees who have made
                                                                                                                                                       a significant difference in providing excellent care for the
                                                                                                                                                       patients that we serve at Sampson Regional. Honoree Glenn
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      WEATHER                                    By Melvin Henderson                                                dressing. Though the meal
                                                                                  dreaming of Thanksgiving
                                                    Over the hills and through                                      was great, the fun of running
                                                                                  Day. My Uncle Thomas, Aunt
      Fri             T-Showers                the woods to grand-mother’s        Carolyn and their children        around the farm for hours was
                                               house we go... Thanksgiving                                          always on the top of our “to
                                                                                  would drive in from out of
                                               is a day when many Americans                                         do” list. Hunting, basketball,
                                                                                  town and meet the rest of the
      Hi: 69 º Lo: 34 º                                                                                             and catching up with each
                                               gather together with family        family at my grandmother
                                               for an afternoon of food and                                         other were some of the items
      Sat             Sunny                                                       and grandfather’s house at
                                               football. But just how far do                                        included on our list – all with
                                                                                  Reynolds Cross Roads. With
                                               people travel to spend turkey                                        the intention of rekindling our
                                                                                  the rest of the family there
                                               day at Grandma’s house? I                                            tight friendships and strong
      Hi: 59 º Lo: 29 º                                                           were 13 cousins and many
                                               remember as a child growing                                          sense of family.
                                                                                  aunts and uncles for a home-                                         2010 Honorees for the 2010 Tree of Love-the Matthews
      Sun             Sunny                    up in Sampson county               cooked meal of turkey and                      see Thanks, P. A3                   Family pictured above.

      Hi: 63 º Lo: 32 º                        A New Addition to the SC History Museum                                                                 Matthews replied, “The Tree of Love is a very important project
                                                                                                                                                       for me. I started working at the hospital in 1961-the same year
      Mon Partly                                                                                                     “It is the most exciting thing    that President Kennedy got shot. I retired in 2010. I worked
                                                                                                                     that has ever happened!”          as a nursing assistant all over the hospital; the operating room,
                                                                                                                     exclaimed David King, director    ICU, Emergency Room and on the Surgical Floors. Sampson
      Hi: 66 º Lo: 43 º                                                                                              of the Sampson County History     Regional Hospital is very dear to me.”
                                                                                                                     Museum. With a gleam in his           Brenda Warren, SRMC Foundation Director replied, “We
      Tues Isolated                                                                                                  eye, he went on to say, “It was   are truly grateful for the community’s support of this annual
                                                                                                                     like waking up on Christmas       project for Sampson Regional. The proceeds each year are used
                                                                                                                     morning as a little boy and       to complete projects which might otherwise not be financially
      Hi: 72 º Lo: 43 º                                                                                              finding everything under the      feasible. Through the years, almost every department has
      Wed Showers                                                                                                    tree that you had wished for.”    benefited from the Tree of Love Funds. This year we are
                                                                                                                     Now, that is how Mr. King         pleased to honor the Matthews’ family, who have been long-
                                                                                                                     described a recent event that     term employees of the hospital. Employees are the heartbeat of
      Hi: 67 º Lo: 34 º                                                                                              just happened at the history      the hospital in providing excellent patient care. We are grateful
                                                                                                                     museum, the donation of a         for the loyalty of this family, as well as for all of our employees.
                                                                                                                     historical artifact of enormous   The SRMC Foundation chose to use the 2010 proceeds for
                                                                                                                     proportions. Last week, the       the refurbishment of the Ambulatory Surgery waiting room.
                                                 David King and Clark Wooten talk about plans for the                history museum received the       Since this is a highly utilized area, the furniture needs to be
 WEEKLY VERSE                                                           General Store                                dream of a lifetime, an old       replaced for the comfort of our families while waiting for
                                                                                                                     General Store that was built      surgical patients.”
    “Give thanks                               in the 1920’s. It was not only the store though. It was full of artifacts dating from the 1920’s to         Gifts for the annual Tree of Love project are also accepted
                                               the 1970’s; glass cookie jars, old coffee cans, coca cola signs, drink boxes, well over 500 artifact,   in honor or in memory of any friends or family members. It
   to the Lord, for                            everything that would be in a country store. “The building was in remarkable shape considering it is    is a great way to give a special gift “that will keep giving to
   He is good; His                             nearly 90 years old,” replied King.                                                                     others” after the holiday season! Funds from this year’s project
     love endures                                   The building was ‘heaven sent’ to the Sampson County History Museum. Mr. King goes on              will be used to refurbish the Ambulatory Surgery waiting room
       forever.”                               to describe the events that led up to this moment. “On Tuesday October 12, the Clinton-Sampson          on second floor. This is one of the most utilized areas of the
                                                                                                                                                       hospital for outpatient care
                                                                                                                                  see History, P. A3                                                       see Love, P. A3
      Psalm 107:1

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         LOCAL NEWS
4-H Achievement Program                                                                                                      After awards, attendees enjoyed games of corn hole &
                                                                                                                             horseshoes, fishing, hayrides, and a great playground that
                                                                                                                             included a zip line. Thanks to Taste of Heaven for hosting
                                                                                                                             the fun-filled day. This event and other 4-H activities
                                                              for a meal, awards were given, and then families were able     would not be possible without the support of United Way
                                                              to participate in a variety of recreational activities.        of Sampson County.
                                                              All youth and volunteers were given certificates of
                                                              participation. Several 4-H’ers were also given lanyards        For more information on how you can get involved with
                                                              and pins for honored activities. Highlights for the awards     the Sampson County 4-H Program, call the Extension
                                                              ceremony were as follows. The Silver Cats 4-H Club             Office at 910-592-7161.
                                                              were named Club of the Year. They have participated in
                                                              numerous community service projects, and have tripled in
                                                              size over the last year. Their leaders, Kathryn Davis and
                                                              Kim Lackey, were also named Leaders of the Year. 4-H’er
                                                              of the year went to Chase Piercy and Carlie Piercy, children
                                                              of Jammie and Kim Piercy. Some of Chase’s higher honors
                                                              were district silver with two project books, Sr. Heifer
                                                              Showman at the Prestage Round Up, and 2nd place in
                                                              the State Photo Contest. Carlie received two district gold
                                                              medals for project books, was Champion in four Art Show
                                                              categories, and had the Champion Continental Heifer at the
                                                              Prestage Round Up.

                                                              Casey Stevens was named Volunteer of the Year. Although
                                                              Casey is the Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for
                                                              Extension, she has worked many hours after work to
                                                              improve the wellness of Sampson County youth. Her

TheTaste of Heaven Campground, in met in November
                                                              enthusiasm towards healthy programming has been
       Sampson County 4-H Program                             invaluable. Finally, Southern States was awarded Sponsor
at the                            Newton Grove, to            of the Year for their continued generous support of the 4-H
celebrate 2009-10 achievements. Youth joined together         program.

      Zoning Request Denied!
The Planning and Zoning Board met Monday night to hear        operation would be, Mr. Cole could not give a definitive
the request by Mr. Tom Chan to rezone a 9.36 acre parcel of   answer other than to say, “I would assume Monday through
land in the Kenner Community from Residential Ag to “I”       Fridays during normal business hours.”
Industrial. The rezoning request met opposition from local    Speaking in opposition for the applicant came in many
families and land owners. In solidarity 30 plus locals were   forms from various adjacent land owners and close personal
on hand to make their stand against the request.              friends to the land owners. In all, 7 people in opposition
Chairman, Clark Wooten in opening remarks, informed the       to the rezoning were allowed to speak. The theme was
large crowd of the procedures. “We only listen to the facts   the same; Todd Daughtry said by allowing Mr. Chan the
and make a recommendation to the County Commissioners;        right to have the property rezoned from Residential-Ag to
they will have the final say.” Jeff Vreugdenhil, Planning     Industrial was a Pandora’s Box. “Because of the other uses
Director, pointed out the property on the overhead and also   that would be allowed to operate on the property under
showed those in attendance the proposed building outline      this zoning” he remarked.
which would meet the 250’ set back requirements.              Glenn Bass who lives directly across the street from the
Mr. Chan was not in attendance, but Mr. Don Cole was on       property commented to the board, “We have to consider all
hand to speak for the applicant. When asked to explain        of the possibilities”, which was also echoed by Chairman
the operation and the intentions of Mr. Chan, Mr. Cole        Wooten.
explained, “Mr. Chan plans to take the used and discarded     When all was said and done, the Sampson County Planning
plastics from the farmers and bail it to be shipped out to    Board voted unanimously to recommend not to allow
processing plants where it will be recycled. This would       Mr. Chan’s request. The final say will be in the hands of
keep the plastic from ending up in our local landfills.       Sampson County Commissioners’ on December 6 at their                Glenn Bass at the Monday Night Zoning Board Meeting.
When asked by Wooten to tell the board what the times of      monthly meeting.

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                                                                                                                                             LOCAL NEWS
Thanks, cont. from A1                    In reminiscing, I asked different people from around          History, cont. from A1              grounds and set up. We are       made the decision to donate
                                  the community about their memories and traditions for                                                    now in the process of cleaning   the building. “It was a hard
Thanksgiving. I was not surprised to find that many celebrated much in the same way we did             Chamber of Commerce Board           and moving everything back       decision for the family. But
growing up here in Sampson County.                                                                     met at the museum for their         in place and having the store    in the same token, we knew
      Blake Raynor of Clinton commented, “Thanksgiving is a celebration that brings families           monthly meeting.           Clark    ready for our upcoming Old       the museum would preserve it
together. As a child, family memories were infinite and priceless. Unlike Christmas,                   Wooten and I were discussing        Timey Christmas on Saturday,     and that all people could enjoy
Thanksgiving dinner was celebrated at my house. The guest list was basically my immediate              the artifacts that we have here     December 4, 2010 for Santa to    it, not just us. It made it a lot
family; grandmother, grandfather etc. Like most people, I had my favorites and not so favorites        at the museum. He asked me if       greet everyone.”                 easier when I saw the passion
on the menu. My favorite was the basic - turkey. And I always dreaded to see the cranberry             I would be interested in seeing         We spoke with Mr. Clark      in David’s eyes and his desire
sauce. I think every year my mother would make me try some. These specific memories were               a few items he had. Being a         Wooten about his families’       to preserve history.”
not isolated and continued through my childhood. As I grew older, the traditions of getting            history buff myself, of course      unselfish contribution to               Mr. Wooten and David
together grew less. Most people associate Thanksgiving with food but the true purpose is giving        I was interested. Clark asked
thanks and having meaningful fellowship with the ones you love.”                                       when I could go to Timothy
     Zack and Jenifer Campbell of Roseboro stated, “Some of our Thanksgiving traditions were           to look at the items and I
watching the parade while cooking the Thanksgiving meal. As the children grew up, we each              eagerly replied, ‘Right after
had a special dish to contribute to the meal (one of our specialties). All of us would say what we     this meeting’. Once we got
                                                                                                       to the location, Clark showed
were thankful for, taking a turn going around the table sharing what we are blessed with in our
                                                                                                       me lots of wonderful artifacts
life; then eating turkey, watching football and taking a nice nap on the couch. We also took the
                                                                                                       that would look great in the
opportunity to call family members that lived far away!”
                                                                                                       museum. He then asked me if I
    Ken White, Outreach Pastor at Clinton Pentecostal Church, responded, “My kindergarten son,
                                                                                                       would like to look at something
Jake, takes speech at L.C. Kerr School. This past Tuesday, his speech teacher asked him what
                                                                                                       else. We jumped into his truck
he was thankful for. He rolled off a number of things like his mama and papa, his sisters, his         and rode out to his farm. We
dog, grandparents, and a few more things. His speech teacher told me that she was pleasantly           pulled up to this old country
surprised because Jake was her only student that day that had a list of what they were thankful for.   store. It was like going back
When I was telling my wife about this, she said that we were creating a culture of thankfulness        to my childhood days! When
with our children. When we sit at the table to eat supper, I always thank my wife for preparing        he opened the door, I could not        The 1920’s Wooten General Store donated to the SC HIstory
the meal. Now, my children immediately say, ‘Thank you, Mama. Thank you, Papa. Thank                   believe my eyes. It was full                        Museum by the Wooten Family
You, Lord.’ When they receive a gift from anyone, they say, ‘Thank you.’ I do not even have to         of artifacts from years past. I
remind them. It is now second nature to them.”                                                         remarked to Clark that I wish       the History Museum and           King are already planning the
While our parenting skills are in no way perfect, we strive to teach each other that we should be      that the museum had a country       ultimately to all citizens in    improvements to the general
thankful all the time. Psalm 100:4 says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts       store in Clinton for everyone       Sampson County. He very          store. Mr. King said that they
with praise.” I Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God       to enjoy. I shared with Clark       humbly replied, “We look         had plans to put up a new sign,
for you in Christ Jesus”. There are 114 Scriptures in the Bible about being thankful, which is a       that I had been looking for one     forward to having our family     “Wooten’s Country Store”
lot of reminders!                                                                                      for many years and could not        legacy on view for the public.   with coca-cola buttons beside
This Thanksgiving season, why not be thankful for all the things you have not been thankful for        find one that could actually be     My family and I have been        it. “We are also looking for a
until now. Think about having another breath, a home, family, health, church, God’s Word… the          moved. He replied, ‘Are you         preserving the artifacts that    gas sign and old timey visible
list continues on and on. You too can create a culture of thankfulness for yourself and for your       serious about having a country      were in the building. The        gas pumps to place out front.
family.                                                                                                store at the museum?’ I told        building was actually built      We are so excited to be able
From the staff of The Sampson Weekly, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day. We                him that I was very serious.        by my grandfather Allen          to have this new exhibit at the
hope that you and your family are making memories which will be remembered by your children            He said that he would have to       Wooten in the 1920’s; it was     History Museum.”
and grand-children for many, many years to come.                                                       speak to his family and work        called Wooten’s Store and            For more information about
                                                                                                       something out. In only a few        it was located at Timothy        the Sampson County History
Love, cont. from A1            so the Foundation Board felt that this would be a project that          days, Clark contacted me and        Crossroads. There has been       Museum visit them at 313
                               would touch a large number of people.                                   said, ‘David, the store is now      five generations of Wooten’s     Lisbon Street in Clinton, NC.
   The Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 5, at 4:00 PM on the Woodside             the museums and even better,        in Timothy. One of my            Hours are Tuesday-Saturday
Professional Building Lawn, weather permitting. A reception for all attendees will follow in the       we will have it moved to the        fondest memories of the store    10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Also
front lobby of the hospital.                                                                           museum at no cost to the            was cutting wood to put in       visit them online at www.
                                                                                                       museum.” Mr. King went on to        the wood stove that heated       sampsonhmc.com . You’ll
 Tree of Love History                                                                                  say, “This is one of the greatest   the building. The original       be pleasantly surprised that
The lights on the Tree of Love are illuminated the first Sunday in December and continue to            gifts we could have received.       wood stove is still in the       Sampson County has such a
burn each night throughout the month of December. Each light on the Tree of Love is dedicated          Within a few weeks, the store       building today”. He went         treasure.
to the honor or memory of someone special and they collectively represent gifts of caring and          was moved to the museum             on to explain how the family
remembrance each Christmas season.
Gifts for the Tree of Love are accepted throughout the year and acknowledgements are sent to
honorees and to the families of those memorialized. The Sampson County Medical Society
Alliance began the Tree of Love Project in 1989 and donated more than $100,000 to the Medical
                                                                                                         Ambassador Of The Quarter
Center, which benefited almost every department in the hospital. The project was transferred to
the SRMC Foundation in 2006. Over $55,000 has been designated for hospital projects since

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     “Buy Local
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         LOCAL NEWS
                                                                      We Should Know...
                                                                     Shopping locally makes a huge          for services and infrastructure. These services
                                                                     impact on our community and            equal jobs. When you have an emergency
                                                                     on the quality of life locally. Your   and need the police department or the fire
                                                                     local small businesses combined,       department they are there. When you drive to
                                                                     employ most of the people in our       Cumberland County to shop and you pay sales
                                                                     county.” Frankie continued, “When      taxes, 2.5% right off the top stays there to help
                                                                     you shop and spend money with a        support their infrastructure with no benefit to
                                                                     small business, that small business    your community. Shop locally when you can,
                                                                     owner then has his delivery truck      put your trust in the people of your community
                                                                     serviced locally and the money is      and the money will be re-circulated locally.
                                                                     re-circulated back into our local      We have people who need jobs and we want
                                                                     economy. When a small business         to help provide for them locally. Shopping
                                                                     owner buys cleaning supplies, office   locally is a big deal. It supports our community,
Tuesdays from 2:30 PM till 3:30 PM, J.W.                 supplies and pays his employees; again he is re-   making it stronger and healthier.”
Simmons hosts a radio show on 1170 AM called             circulating the money you spent with him back
“We Should Know” and The Sampson Weekly                  into our local economy.”                           “Clinton is a great place to live, it is a great place
will feature portions of the transcripts in our                                                             to raise a family, we are very lucky. We, as local
continuing efforts to bring you more coverage            “Another benefit of shopping locally,” according   merchants, are aware of and appreciate of your
of what is happening in our community.                   to Mr. Matthews, “is the fact that we have the     support. Keep it home so we can support each
                                                         ability to be recognized on a personal level,      other.”
Tuesday’s guests were Jimmy Matthews and                 where we may have special needs which would
Frankie Owens, both local business owners in             need to be taken into consideration during the     For more information on the importance of
Clinton. Mr. Jimmy is the owner and operator             purchase process. The upside is that we know       shopping locally and its impact on our local
of Matthews Health Mart and Matthews Gifts at            our customers and their possible special needs.”   community, please contact Lauren Balkcum,
Jordan Shopping Center and Frankie Owens is                                                                 Executive Director, Clinton-Sampson Chamber
owner of Owens Home Furnishings. Tuesday’s               “Taking into consideration the ability to shop     of Commerce at 910.592.6177
subject was the importance of buying locally,            from the comfort of your home by internet,         The next “We Should Know” program hosted by
its importance and impact on our community.              what should we know before we complete this        J.W. Simmons will air next Tuesday from 2:30-
                                                         transaction? According to both Frankie and         3:30 pm on our local radio station WCLN 1170
Mr. Matthews stated that on a recent trip to Iowa        Mr. Jimmy, you may be able to save the sales       AM. Next week’s guest will be newly elected
he saw a road sign which read “Shop Locally, It          tax, but you are not helping to support the        NC State Senator Brent Jackson. Email any
Makes Cents! I want to encourage everyone to             infrastructure of our local community. When        questions or comments to deb@oldies1170.
take into consideration how we live our lives;           we purchase a product locally and we pay           com.
it can make a large impact on our community.             the sales tax, 2.5% stays locally to help pay

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     call (910) 525-4121.

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Diabetics Can Safely Celebrate the Holidays
                                                                  T  his time of year visions of sugarplums may be dancing in      it is carb-free.
                                                                  one’s head, as are cakes, cookies and pies. The average person   * Plan ahead. Ask the host or hostess what will be served so
                                                                  may gain a few pounds around the holidays from eating too        that decisions can be made about what will be eaten. If there
                                                                  many rich and sugary foods. But someone with diabetes could      aren’t many healthy options, consider bringing something
                                                                  be risking their health by overdoing it.                         from home.
                                                                                                                                   * Let someone know you’re diabetic. The symptoms of being
                                                                  During the holidays people are exposed to more food, more        intoxicated and low-blood sugar can be similar, so diabetics
                                                                  sweets, more alcohol, and more stress. People with diabetes,     should make holiday hosts aware of their condition.
                                                                  who have to watch portion sizes and what they are consuming,     * Take a walk. After a meal, individuals should take a walk
                                                                  may find that the holidays are even more stressful thanks to     about an hour later. That’s when blood sugar tends to be the
                                                                  diet restrictions.                                               highest and exercise can help to lower blood-sugar levels.
                                                                                                                                   * Watch alcohol consumption. It’s not just food that can affect
                                                                  Many diabetics have reported that the holidays can be            a person’s blood-sugar levels, alcoholic beverages can affect
                                                                  especially challenging because of the abundance of               it, too. Diabetics should monitor their sugar levels before and
                                                                  temptation, be it food or alcohol, coupled with the stress of    after eating and drinking to ensure they are on track.
                                                                  shopping and socializing.                                        * Eat before you arrive. Arriving at a party famished can cause
                                                                  Diabetics don’t have to take chances with their health come      a person to overdo it -- something that can be detrimental
                                                                  the holidays, nor do they have to miss out on the enjoyment      to diabetics. Eat a little snack before heading to the party to
                                                                  of the season. Here are some suggestions for enjoying a safe     staunch hunger pangs.
                                                                  and sound holiday season.                                        * Move away from the food. After having the meal, steer clear
                                                                                                                                   of the food table and simply talk with friends and family. Make
                                                                  * Keep track of carbohydrates. Sugar plays a role in diabetes,   socializing less about eating and more about catching up.
                                                                  but carbohydrates can really affect blood-sugar levels when      * Don’t deprive yourself. Enjoy the foods that are eaten in
 Cookies and milk are staples of the holiday season. However,
for a diabetic, they may be something that needs to be eaten in   digested. Limit carbohydrates as much as possible. And           moderation. If eating is overdone a bit, get back on track the
                          moderation.                             remember, just because something is sugar-free doesn’t mean      next day.

Winter Weather Doesn’t Cause Colds
A     myth still prevails that cold winter weather                The cold weather may also affect a person’s
is the culprit behind seasonal colds and flu.                     immune system response. Some people’s immune
However, medical research indicates that those                    systems actually strengthen when the weather is
who reside in cold climates are no more likely                    cold, while others’ systems weaken. Therefore,
to suffer a cold than someone who is basking in                   it’s not exactly the cold weather that causes an
warm temperatures.                                                illness, but it can play a role.
It’s not wet hair or the lack of a hat that causes                Similarly, when the weather outside is frightful
common illnesses, it’s the flu or cold germs                      people spend more time indoors, where airborne
floating in the air that are responsible for these                germs may be present. Once more, cold weather
maladies. The colder weather may contribute,                      plays a role in illness but doesn’t exactly cause it.
though. When breathing in cold, dry air, blood                    Whether it’s rain or shine, cold or hot, the best
vessels can constrict in the nasal passages and                   way to avoid colds and the flu is to wash hands
dry out in the process, producing less mucous.                    thoroughly and regularly, eat a healthy diet that
This can make the nose a more susceptible place                   keeps the body in illness-fighting form and avoid
                                                                                                                                     The cold weather or going outside without a hat isn’t a direct
for viruses to infiltrate.                                        others in close quarters when they are sick.
                                                                                                                                                      cause of colds and the flu.
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                       “Be Thankful
                                                                                                             armies and navies of the
                                                                                                             Union. Needful diversions of
                                                                                                             wealth and of strength from
                                                                                                             the fields of peaceful industry

                       In All Things”
                                                                                                             to the national defence, have
                                                                                                             not arrested the plough, the
                                                                                                             shuttle or the ship; the axe
                                                                                                             has enlarged the borders
   In 1863, in the midst of a terrible civil war which had already     of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of
  taken hundreds of thousands of lives, President Lincoln issued       the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than
     a thanksgiving message. Drafted by Secretary Seward, the          heretofore.
     document became the model for many similar presidential           Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that
    messages over the century and a half that followed; for this       has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and
    was the original observance of Thanksgiving Day on the last        the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength
                       Thursday of November.                           and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large
      This year, as in most years, bad news has dominated the          increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any
  airwaves. Rather than dwell on the negative, however, we need        mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious
   to pause once again to follow the example of Lincoln and his        gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger
 cabinet, remembering the blessings which God has heaped upon          for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed
                                  us.                                  to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His        gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the
wonderful works to the children of men and let them sacrifice the      whole American People.
                     sacrifices of thanksgiving.”                      I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United
         By the President of the United States of America.             States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning
                           A Proclamation.                             in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the   November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our
blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties,   beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend
which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the        to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for
source from which they come, others have been added, which are         such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble
of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and   penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend
soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever       to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans,
watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war       mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are
of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed        unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of          Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the
to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace     the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore        year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and
has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained,        it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full     of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.
the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has               enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.                      By the President: Abraham Lincoln
prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict;       In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the         William H. Seward,
while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing        Seal of the United States to be affixed.                                 Secretary of State

                                     Lift Every Voice and … Sing!
                                                                                                                                                air, and let out a song. For people like me, who are tone deaf and
                                                                                                                                                are not allowed to sing around others, this is real good news. The
                                                                                                                                                quality of my voice may not win acclaim, but I don’t let that stop
                                                                                                                                                me. I’ve got passion in my praise and songs that have to be sung.
                                     Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly … as you sing
                                     psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.                                   Life Focus: How about you? Is there a song in your heart today?
                                                                                                                                                Sing it! Singing has the power to transform the reality of the
                                       The gift of a song is one       Singing is powerful! It is fun, emotional, and uplifting. For            moment. Think of the goodness of God and allow your lips to
                                  of several amazing blessings         many people of faith, singing ushers them into the presence of           “brim with praises like fountains.” Drink of the beauty of life
                                  God has given to humanity.           God; and, when joined together in unison, one voice of praise            with all its wonderful adventures, and begin to sing your song.
                                  We sing in choirs, we sing           can be heard.
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                                  to children, we sing in the              The beautiful difference between singing from the heart and
shower, and we sing along with the radio while driving. We             being a songster is that it really doesn’t matter how well you sing.     things not bad; sing of happy not sad. Sing, sing a song; make
sing happy songs, silly songs, love songs; and, those somebody-        You don’t have to take the harsh criticisms of a Simon Cowell or         it simple to last your whole life long. Don’t worry that it’s not
done-somebody-wrong songs. We sing hymns, anthems, and                 tempered critiques from the judges on the BET show Sunday’s              good enough for anyone else to hear … Just sing, sing a song!
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     A Mission Trip Changes Many Lives
      Eleanor Bradshaw, County Register              You are born Muslim and this is what is
of Deeds and member of Carr Memorial                 automatically put on your birth certificate.
Christian Church/Disciples of Christ,                If later in life you want to change this, you
recently went on a trip across the world             have to go before a judge and state why
that changed her life. Mrs. Bradshaw is              you want to change. Not many people
a member of the women’s mission group                do this out of fear of persecution. How
called Woman-to-Woman World Wide. She                blessed we are to be able to go to church
was nominated to represent the entire state          and pray and worship anytime without fear.
of North Carolina and quite an honor it was          I think the thing that bothered me the most
considering only one woman is nominated              was not being able to say a blessing in a
from across the whole state. Most of the             restaurant. We could say our prayers in
mission trips with this mission group are            private but not in public.”
planned years in advance and include 12-                 “Our Turkish guide, Ingi, was so full of
20 women from across the United States.              knowledge that she made our trip more of
The purpose of the trip is for the women             a blessing than it could have been. She
to minister to women and children in the             was with us every minute, leading us and
chosen country which this year happened              taking care of our needs. She was like
to be Turkey. Mrs. Eleanor stated, “We do            an ancient history book, planning every
not leave home without a stated mission.             detail for our day. We fell in love with her.
We meet with groups and organizations                What touched me is that, even though
that are already established in the country          being a Muslim, she joined us when we
and find out what the long term needs are            had a devotion or prayer, and she did not
for those groups. Because of government              have to. I feel like we touched her heart
regulations we cannot just go into a country         as well. My great treat was getting to see
and create a project. We worked with Global          the family of a Turkish man that I had met
Ministries and the American Board in Turkey          several years ago here in the states at a
to be able to meet with these various groups.        conference. Ferit, Ebru (his wife) and Elif
The groups included: The American Board              and Ece, his daughters, live in Istanbul. I
which included an American Hospital, high            visited them in their home and got to eat
school and university. Global Ministries and         out with them. His daughters are the same
UCC supports an organization called IIMP             age as my grandsons.”
(Istanbul Interparish Migrant Program). We                  Our mission project was to work with
visited with the chairperson for the Istanbul        the IIMP in Turkey. The organization helps
World Day of Prayer Committee.”                      displaced women, children and families
      The 10 hour flight to Istanbul began           from other countries that come to Turkey
in New York and on October 14th, the 13              for refuge. They have been forced to
women from over 11 states landed in Turkey.          leave their country because of political
There were women from across the entire              or religious reasons. We could not take
US from California to North Carolina. Mrs.           pictures of them because of the danger it
Bradshaw replied, “The twelve day trip was           could put them in. However, when they
very hectic with meetings every day with             get to Turkey they have no refuge-no
various groups. We had very little time for          placed to really go. Once in Turkey, the
ourselves or for relaxation. I kept reminding        government will not help them there or find
myself, ‘You are not on a vacation, you are          another way to another country. They are
on a mission trip.’ Everywhere we went,              pretty much stuck with no money and no
we felt welcome. Everyone had a smile                job. The refugees have no country and no
wherever we went.”                                   identity. IIMP works with other countries
   She went on to explain the highlight of the       to find the families safe haven and
trip was to be able to visit the Biblical sites in   sometimes takes up to two years to place
Turkey. The group was able to visit Ephesus,         them. Our main project is to raise money
the house of Mother Mary, St John Basilica           to send to IIMP to help cloth and feed
and the ancient Syrian Church. Turkey is             them while they are waiting to be placed.
where the seven churches in Revelations              Most of the refugees are from Africa and
are located. Eleanor replied, “The most              Asian countries.” For more information go
awesome site in Turkey was Ephesus.                  to www.globalministries.org and type in
This city was uncovered from centuries of            Istanbul Interparish Migrant Program.
being buried. It was unbelievable to see                 “I felt God’s presence everywhere I went
the massive structures of the city that were         even though I was in a Muslim country. I
built with no machinery only back breaking           knew that God was with me at all times.
man power.”                                          No matter how far away we may travel,
        After spending several days in a             God is always with us if we want him to be.
Muslim Country, Mrs. Bradshaw realized               Since I have come home, I feel a sense of
how blessed she was to live in America.              peace that I have never felt before. I don’t
“We have our problems and some of the                have to be impatient or in such a rush all
problems such as abuse to women and                  the time. Just let things happen and enjoy
children are the same. In Turkey, which              every moment and what it has to offer. And
is a secular country, where you have a               most of all enjoy the people in your life!”
choice of religion, I saw very little choice.
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IT     JUST      KEEPS    steakhouse      around            auditioning to come
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Last week, I told         What else can you                 either with your own                                               STARTS FRIDAY
you that RIBEYE’S         ask for? A fine meal,             accompaniment         or                                           Rated: Rated PG for brief mild violence
STEAKHOUSE          of    fine entertainment,               he will provide music                                              Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi,
Clinton is proudly        and fine company, all             from RENT for you.                                                 Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey
sponsoring         the    in one afternoon or               I’ll have more news of
production of the         evening! It certainly             what’s happening at                                             When the kingdom’s most wanted -- and most
next big musical          doesn’t get better                SCT next week, until                                            charming -- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a
at SCT, ‘RENT’. This      than this!!                       that time I leave you                                           mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapun-
week I get to tell        BUT WAIT!! There’s                with these words:                                               zel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with
you that you can use      more!!      We got a              ASK,            BELIEVE,                                        70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious
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RENT for another          have a band for                   three      easy    steps                                        tower where she’s been locked away for years,
                                                                                                                            strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the
bonus!         RIBEYES    RENT, guitars, drums,             are all it takes to
                                                                                                                            unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed es-
STEAKHOUSE         will   keyboards,      getting           get what you want.                                              capade, complete with a super-cop horse, an
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get to celebrate at       plans to audition here            have any doubt. Your
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                                  Clinton      on           faith. Your belief must                                            use and language
                                  November                  be there in spite of                                               Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Moon
                                   27       from            anything going on in                                               Bloodgood, Maggie Grace, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver
                                  2:00p.m. until            your outside world.                                                Jackson-Cohen
                                 8:00p.m.    The            When        one      has                                           An ex-con (Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother’s murder
                                show’s director,            mastered one’s belief,                                             with a deadly to-do list. Gugino plays Cicero, a detective who is
                                                                                                                               hot on his trail as she diligently connects details of this recent
                                Jeff     Warren,            one has mastered the
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                                                                                                                             HARRY POTTER AND
                                                                                                                             DEATHLY HALLOWS PT 1
                                                                                                                             NOW PLAYING
                                                                                                                             Rated:PG-13 for adult themes
                                                                                                                             Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson,
                                                                                                                             Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena
                                                                                                                             Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton,
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                            Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Lo-
                            retta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise                                                        When super villain Oobermind (Will Ferrell) defeats his archri-
                                                                                                                              val Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But
                            A story that weaves together the stories of nine different wom-                                   instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life
                            en – Joanna, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine,                                     without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a
                            Nyla and Alice – as they move into and out of one another’s                                       new superhero rival, Titan (Jonah Hill).
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                            yet strangers. Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately                                     Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey)
                            bring these nine women fully into the same orbit where they                                       asks the tough questions: Who can we turn to? Who has what
                            will find commonality and understanding.                                                          it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the inno-
                                                                                                                              cent? Oobermind! That’s who.

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                                                  wedges on center of salad. Sprinkle                           2. WHISK in peanut butter and cumin. Blend
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                                                  red onion, bacon bits and walnuts.                               Add peas and bring to a boil. Stir in cous-
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                                                  immediately.                                                  3. REMOVE from heat. Cover and let sit
                                                                                                                   about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
                                                                                                                   Fluff with a fork; serve immediately.
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        Harrells Christian Academy
                                                                                                          “Terrific Kid Class”
                                                                                          On Friday, November 12, 2010, during lower school chapel, the kindergarten stu-
                                                                                          dents were recognized as the “Terrific Kid Class.”

                                                                                          They were chosen to receive this honor by the lower school classroom and resource
                                                                                          teachers based on their outstanding attitude and character displayed throughout
                                                                                          the second grading period.

                                                                                          They are pictured as follows: Top Row: Kennedy Thompson, Ethan Spell, Samantha
                                                                                          Davis, Lilly Davis, Georgia Forrest Cavenaugh-Eakins, Will Swanson. Middle Row:
                                                                                          Emma Wells, Michaiah Carson, Brecken Bowles, Jack Bowker, Jacob Barnes, Jaden
                                                                                          Naylor. Bottom Row: Evan King, Amber Jones, Mario Funes, Jakob Funes, Tyler Dixon,
                                                                                          Lexi Denning, Will Swanson.

                                                                                                  Butler Avenue
The following students made Superintendent’s List for the 1st nine weeks:
4th Grade:     Christopher Oates, Jr

The following students made Principal’s List for the 1st nine weeks:
2nd Grade:       Colin Avery, Allison Belflowers, Janyia Coxum, Christian Edwards,
Avery Gardner, Emma Jolly, Aaliyah Mayes, Miriam Mendieta Mata, Soraya Sanchez-
Hernandez, Taylor Strickland, Madelyn Tew, Sarah Tew, Spencer Westerbeek
3rd Grade:       J.R. Baker, Caleb Brown, Eli Culbreth, Mark Garcia, Abigail Grosso,
Alexander Hornthal, Austin Jones, Kaylee Jones, Logan Patrick, Josue Perez, William
Cal Tyndall, Jordan Wallum, Chad West
4th Grade:       Konnor Brown, Madison Butler, Carson Calcutt, Dalton Cannady,
Brayden Coats, Andrew Facciolini, William Hornthal Jr, Karlee Martin, Jiovany Marti-
nez, McKenzie Naylor, Cole Register, Emily Thornton, Kevin Torres, Zannah Tyndall,
Chandler Williford
5th Grade:       Cole Baxley, Ashlee Belflowers, Taylor Brown, Garrett Fann, Jackson
Gardner, Victor Gonzalez Jr, McKenzie Grady, Caegan Jackson, Charles Wesley Jack-
son, Savannah Lee, Dawson McLamb, Lindsey Naylor, Erik Perez, William Trey Pope,            Butler Avenue Elementary Third Grade Student of the Month Nominees
Colby Pope, Kayla Robinson, Jason Scrivner, Haleigh Smith, Johnny Tran, Jenna War-          for November. Front Row: Kaya Foster, Angelica Hernandez, N’Kyia
ren, Zachary Warren, Hannah Wilson                                                          Dumpson, Timaya Thompson. Back Row: Zyajha Gayle, Esteban Borja,
                                                                                            Zavian Murphy, Reed Bass, Kyle Reeves, Olivia Williford, Britt Thornton,
The following students made Honor Roll for the 1st nine weeks:                              Irais Gomez, Miashia Flkanagan, Deantwan Johnson.
2nd Grade:        Moncerraht Arce-Sanchez, Thornton Baggett, Ethan Bass, Sophia
Brannan, Kristhian Cabezudo DeJesus, Rocio Castaneda Garcia, Raquel Castaneda,
Neftaly Castro, Justin Edgerton, Cynthia Hernandez-Ruiz, Jonah Jackson, Jayquan
Jones, Fidel Jose Ventura, Jayla Lee, Jordan Lee, Matthew Lee, Taylor Matthews,
JHelen Medina Aquilar, August Medlin, Leticia Mejia, Elijah Menendez, Melinda
Naylor, Austin O’Brien, Luis Osorio, Kaylia Egge, Julianna Raynor, Isabella Rhodes, Ian
Rodriguez, Jasmea Scrivner, Laney Spell, Sawyer Sutton, Samuel Tew, Brendon Vann-
Carson, Harrison Warren, Michael Williams Jr.
3rd Grade:        Alexa Aviles, Miranda Butler, Cameron Calcutt, Layla Comfort, Bran-
di Croyle, Kevin Flynn, Aseneth Garner, Mauricio Gaspar, Austin Hargrove, Kassiddy
Holland, Brandon Holley, Chase Honeycutt, Major Jacobs, Shekinah Jacobs, Katie
Jones, Cameron King, Julian Koopman, Jose Martinez, William Moan, Ryshaun Monk,
Tra Quan Owens, Xavier Parker, Cecilia Prieto, Malaki Royal, Erin Temple, Christopher
Webb, Danny Whitman
4th Grade:        Arian Aviles, Jackson Barefoot, Daisy Coria-Espinoza, Sarah Detwiler,
Madison Edgerton, Kayla Edwards, Denis Fuentes-Tapia, Connor Grosso, Kristine Ko-
lakowski, Mason Lockamy, Veronica Macias Dunn, Charlie Martinez-Roldan, Christian
Martinez-Roldan, Savannah Mejia, Bethany Phillips, Summer Rashaw, Brenda Rios,
Hannah Robinson, Natalie Smith, Zyair Starling, Tierra Sutton, Karen Thomas, Rylie
Warren, Cameron Winters                                                                     Butler Avenue Elementary School Student of the Month Nominees for
5th Grade:        Shelia Ancieta, Alex Canady, Courtney Eads, Hannah Faircloth, Kyle        November. Front Row: Logan Faircloth, Jeremiah Reynolds, Misael
Glover, Reed Grady, Kenady Hargrove, Christopher Head, Jose Hernandez Jr, Blake             Luna, Cristal Ortiz. Back Row: Jasmine Brigham, Jayla Currie, Jayla Her-
Holley, Nathaniel Jacobs, Cameron Knowles, Taylor Lewis, Deon Monk, Jose Osorio             ring, Reagan Warren, Jada Fryar, Brianna Jordan, Alaina Emanuel, John
Jr, Gabriel Panuco, Cole Parker, Yesenia Pina, Demetrius Starling Jr, Edgar Suarez,         Barwick (November Student of the Month), Sayda Funez.
Erick Torres, Cole Warren, Jonah Warren, Holden Wise, Jonathan Wright III

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                                                                                                                          managerial aspects of my profession for fear of losing the
                                                                                                                          patient care aspect that had so fulfilled me,” Walston said.
                                                                                                                          “However, when I accepted a supervisory position at Wake
                                                                                                                          Med, you could say that I ‘found myself.’ I began to see that

Student Boots Employment Options in Tough Economic Times                                                                  I had a desire to impact the way health care was delivered
                                                                                                                          beyond that of an individual level. It was when I began to
                                                                                                                          get more involved with the processes, policies, and more
                                                                                                                          in depth customer relations that I realized I could make the
                                                                                                                          greatest impact and ensure optimum patient outcomes
                                                                                                                          by managing the environment in which healthcare is
                                                                                                                                   Walston returned to Mount Olive College in
                                                                                                                          December of 2008 at the age of 38 to pursue her bachelor’s
                                                                                                                          degree in Health Care Management (HCM). The following
                                                                                                                          year her job was eliminated in a company downsizing that
                                                                                                                          affected 800 employees. She hopes that by furthering her
                                                                                                                          education, she will be poised to find a position in health
                                                                                                                          care management in which she can utilize the skills and
                                                                                                                          knowledge obtained at MOC to improve the quality of
                                                                                                                          patient care.
                                                                                                                                    “The availability of the HCM program at Mount
                                                                                                                          Olive College has been a great fit,” Walston said, “and is
                                                                                                                          helping me achieve my personal and professional goals.
                                                                                                                          Mount Olive College has challenged me to develop fully,
                                                                                                                          and in some cases to open my mind and to go beyond
                                                                                                                          what I thought was possible. My professors have planted
                                                                                                                          a seed and opened the desire to learn more about my
                                                                                                                          chosen profession.”
                                                                                                                                   Walston will earn her bachelor’s degree in
                                                                                                                          December and plans to immediately begin pursuing her
                                                                                                                                   Her advice to other adults looking to return
                                                                                                                          to college, “Don’t let the one night a week fool you,”
                                     Robin Walston of Sampson County                                                      she stated. “The classes are accelerated and require a
MOUNT OLIVE - Robin Walston began her educational           College, and enjoyed a successful 17-year career in the       substantial commitment. But, I can’t think of anything
journey at Mount Olive College (MOC) over 23 years ago.     medical field.                                                more worthwhile. All of my professors have been
As a junior at Hobbton High School Walston entered                   Although patient care was Walston’s passion          supportive and more than willing to help us succeed.”
MOC’s Early Admission Program and earned 10 college         she found out early in her career that she had a talent for            Walston and husband, JD, reside in Sampson
credits while still in high school. She went on to pursue   leadership.                                                   County with their two children, Sarah and Zachary. They
a degree in radiologic science from Johnston Community               “For some time, I resisted the idea of the           attend Goshen United Methodist Church.

  Butler POW-WOW                                                                            Mintz Christian Academy

                                                                                              Turkey Crossing!
Students and staff at Butler Avenue Elementary enjoyed a mini pow-wow honor-
ing American Indian culture. Mrs. Sharon Williams, the Indian Education Co-
ordinator, organized the event. Native American students within Clinton City               Turkey Crossing! Kindergarten through second grades at Mintz Chris-
Schools performed the traditional dance, fancy dance, jingle dance, and grass              tian Academy celebrated Thanksgiving this year with a family art project.
dance. Staff and students were also invited to participate in the social dance.            Their task was to design a turkey with their parents. There were some
Following the program, students were given a sample of Indian Fry Bread which              really unique turkeys to display.
was cooked by several volunteers. Pictured above are Butler Avenue’s pro-
gram participants Hailee Stone, Abigail Whitfield, Zoey Locklear, Alexis Hambey,
Jazmine Faircloth, and Taylara Faircloth.

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                                                                                                                                                                 REAL ESTATE
              Real Estate:

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Downsizing a Home
                                                                                                                   or recycling bins. Knowing
                                                                                                                   where things will go will
                                                                                                                   make them easier to sort.
                                                                                                                   For those doing a major
                                                                                                                   clean-out of the home, it
When a person comes to a certain age and the children                            could be efficient to hire a dumpster to be placed on-site.
move out and on with their own lives, a home may                                 This way, larger bulk items can simply be tossed inside.
become too big for its occupants. At this point, residents                       Some municipalities restrict what can be placed in the
may feel it’s time to downsize to a smaller home.                                regular trash or how much garbage can be collected, so
Downsizing can be exciting and challenging at the same                           this alleviates the stress of dealing with excess trash.
time. Going through and packing belongings can be a trip                         When actually beginning to get rid of things, start with
down memory lane. But chances are a smaller space will                           the areas that receive the least amount of use. Belongings
mean that a person will have to part with a number of his                        stored in the attic or basement may be simply taking up
belongings collected over time.                                                  space and hold less sentimental value. People can then
To make the process easier, first assess how much space                          work their way toward items that are used on a regular
there will be in the new home. Many times floor plans or                         basis. Duplicates of things can be donated. It can be
room dimensions are available. First measure large items,                        cathartic to clear out clutter and get ready to start anew.
such as furniture, to be sure it will fit in the rooms. Then                     Some people find they have to downsize because of
think about storage possibilities.                                               financial reasons. In these cases, thinning out belongings
Next, make a running list of what items can be discarded                         can also be a way to earn a few extra bucks. Selling or
and where those items will go. Some belongings can be                            auctioning off seldom used items may produce a little
donated to charity, while others may be given to family                          extra cash that can help finance moving expenses or even
                                                                                                                                                                   A bulk dumpster can be convenient when
and friends. Many other things could end up in the trash                         bills.
                                                                                                                                                                  thinning out belongings due to downsizing.

    Real Estate Agents Can Help Save Buyers and Sellers
                                                                                 lawn. Agents guide the seller or buyer through a complicated process         Selling a Home: 1. The real estate agent will meet with the sellers and
                                                                                 of legalities and emotional hurdles. The agent also negotiates for the       evaluate the home and property. 2. He or she will do a market analysis
                                                                                 buyer and seller to help them make important financial decisions.            to figure out the best price to list the house based on the neighborhood
                                                                                 “When sellers are interviewing real estate agents to market their            and comparable sales. 3. The agent may make suggestions for repairs
                                                                                 homes, their primary focus is usually on the advertising that the            or improvements that can help make the home more attractive to
                                                                                 agent will offer them,” says Jessica Goodbody of Weichert Realtors.          buyers.
                                                                                 “Advertising is important, but, once sellers have an offer, they need a      4. The real estate agent may present a marketing plan that indicates
                                                                                 strong negotiator to help them get the best price and terms. Buyers          where the home will be advertised. 5. He or she will write up a listing
                                                                                 should also look for agents who have strong negotiating skills and           agreement and begin the process of marketing the home. 6. An
                                                                                 neighborhood knowledge which will help them make the most of                 open house for real estate brokers may be scheduled, also a caravan
                                                                                 their purchasing power.”                                                     of brokers from the agents’ own real estate office and surrounding
                                                                                 Individuals can expect a real estate agent to help them navigate a           affiliates. 7. An open house for buyers will be scheduled.
                                                                                 process that, to first-time buyers or sellers, can prove intimidating.       8. The agent will field calls from other agents and notify the seller
                                                                                                                                                              when a viewing request has been made. 9. Follow-up feedback can
                                                                                                                                                              be offered, which may include information the agent receives by
Record-low interest rates and record-low housing prices are
                                                                                 Buying a Home: 1. Schedule a consultation to discuss what features
                                                                                 and amenities buyer is looking for in a home. 2. The agent may suggest       making calls to people who viewed the home or by tracking how
renewing interest in the floundering housing market for many people.             buyers speak with a mortgage consultant to figure out their buying           many potential buyers viewed the home listing. 10. When an offer
Now could be the time to sell and buy a new home and earn an even                power and obtain a mortgage pre-approval letter. 3. The agent will           comes in, the agent will notify the sellers and advise him or her of the
bigger slice of the real estate pie. Whether an individual is a buyer or a       then look up home listings in a particular price range and help the          negotiation process.
seller, or doing both, his or her goal is to get the best financial deal on      buyers to view the homes. 4. When buyers find a home they want               11. The agent will be present during the home inspection, if the buyer
the home -- and often that means having a qualified real estate agent            to purchase, the real estate agent will help them come up with a fair        requests one. 12. The agent will schedule with the city or town to have
working in his or her corner.                                                    market price and write up the contract to present to the seller. 5. The      a certificate of occupancy inspection conducted. 13. The seller will
                                                                                 agent will help the buyer negotiate on the final price with the seller. 6.   be notified by the agent when the buyer has obtained a mortgage
Those entering the real estate realm may have misconceptions about               In some states, the agent will accept a down payment to place in trust       commitment and made good faith deposits. 14. The agent will likely
what’s involved. Oftentimes, individuals think they can go it alone              or work with a real estate attorney on behalf of the buyer. 7. The agent     be present at the home closing with the real estate attorneys.
and save money on real estate commissions in the process. However,               may be present during a home inspection, which is recommended. 8.            Individuals buying or selling a home can certainly do it by themselves,
not having a knowledgeable agent to navigate the process can end                 The agent will then schedule the home appraisal. 9. He or she will then      but real estate agents have the knowledge and provide assistance
up costing more money in the long run. An agent is not there just to             confirm the closing and be present at closing with the buyer and the         through the myriad steps of the process, helping individuals to save
open up houses for viewing or to simply put a for-sale sign on the front         attorney, if necessary.                                                      time and money.
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Turkey Day A Family tradition
                                                                                                          The 23rd Annual Turkey Day Parade and the 43rd
                                                                                                          Annual Celebration of the Turkey Volunteer Fire
                                                                                                          Department was held Saturday, November 20. As
                                                                                                          is typical, the yearly event was well attended by
                                                                                                          families from across the county. This yearly parade is
                                                                                                          the first parade in the county to kick-off the Holiday
                                                                                                          Season. Saturday’s event featured hundreds of
                                                                                                          participants from Joe-Joe the Chihuahua riding in
                                                                                                          his baby stroller to dignitaries, fire trucks, beauty
                                                                                                          queens, antique cars, Santa Clause and live horses.
                                                                                                          More than a thousand spectators lined the parade
                                                                                                          route which ran from the parking lot of Bay Valley
                                                                                                          down Hwy 24 East to the old fire department. It
                                                                                                          then took a left turn over the rail road tracks and
                                                                                                          continued to the new fire department building.
                                                                                                          Immediately following the parade, the Turkey fire
                                                                                                          department was the location of venders, home
                                                                                                          cooked barbecue, lemon-aide, and live music in
                                                                                                          celebration of The Turkey Fire Department.

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Medicare Prescription Drug
By Brenda B. Brown                                                    individual	 or	 $25,010	 for	 a	 married	 couple	 living	 together.	
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC         Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and
                                                                      bonds. We do not count your house and car as resources; and
                                                                      •	        Your	annual	income	must	be	limited	to	$16,245	for	
When you think of November, you may imagine such things               an	individual	or	$21,855	for	a	married	couple	living	together.	
as turkey dinners, family gatherings, Veterans Day, or the            Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to
start of the holiday shopping season. But newly entitled and          get some help. Some examples where your income may be
current Medicare beneficiaries, who are considering changes           higher are if you or your spouse:
to their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, might think          o         Support other family members who live with you;
of November as the time for thinking about Medicare. That’s           o         Have earnings from work; or
because the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program                 o         Live in Alaska or Hawaii.
Open Season this year runs from November 15 to December               And, as our celebrity spokesperson Chubby Checker will
31.                                                                   tell you, a new “twist” in the law makes it easier than ever to
Joining a Medicare prescription drug plan is voluntary, and           qualify. Social Security no longer counts as a resource any life
participants pay an additional monthly premium for the                insurance policy. We also no longer count as income the help           online at www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp. You also can
coverage. Some people with limited resources and income               you may receive when someone else provides you with food               call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Social Security
are eligible for Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums,              and shelter, or someone else pays your household bills for             representatives can help you apply over the phone or
annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. To qualify          food, mortgage, rent, heating fuel or gas, electricity, water, and     mail an application to your home. Or, visit your local Social
for this Extra Help:                                                  property taxes.                                                        Security office.
•	         You	must	reside	in	one	of	the	50	states	or	the	District	                                                                          To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plan,
of Columbia;                                                          To apply for Extra Help, complete the Application for Help             visit www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-
•	         Your	resources	must	be	limited	to	$12,510	for	an	          with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020)                  633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).

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Powell. More than just a business of renting. Our “Specialty Linens”
and creative talents make us unique. Available for rent: Hottest new
table trends, tents, chairs, floral arrangements and more. Contact
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CLUES ACROSS                            CLUES DOWN
 1. The front of the head                1. Licenses TV stations
 5. 4th C. Latin Bible                   2. Space on a surface
12. Seasonal yield                       3. Gladiolus bulb
13. Ectoblast                            4. Fencing swords
15. Anterior portion of brains           5. Longest NYC bridge
17. Run off the tracks                   6. Fiddler crabs
19. ‘41 film “Abdul the Bulbul _____”    7. Lieutenant
20. Bahamian capital                     8. The most exalted being
22. Formed by sewing 2 pieces            9. Arabian Gulf
24. Popular shade trees                 10. Biu-Mandara
25. Gaming character                    11. Rubs off
29. 1/100 W. Samoan tala                14. Informed wrongly
30. Wizard of __                        16. Honey producer
31. ____igine - native                  18. Salmon shark genus
33. Father                              21. Second hand
34. Emit radiation                      23. 24th state
36. Japanese apricot                    26. Forays
39. Children’s author Blyton            27. Don’t know when yet
40. Charlotte’s Web author White        28. Usual concierge location
41. Clusters of sporangia               30. Metal-bearing mineral
43. European blackbird                  32. Confederate soldier
45. Employee stock ownership plan       35. W. India island annexed in ‘62
46. Sign for adding                     36. Millisecond
49. Movie complex                       37. Red fluorescent dye
52. 3rd stomachs                        38. Conveys a meaning obliquely
55. Actress Kidman                      42. Induces vomiting
57. Swaziland’s capital                 44. The “King’s” initials
59. Tunneled burial place               47. Actress Thurman
61. Upon                                48. Wooden shoe
62. Flue                                50. Lepidopteran
63. Thin tin plate                      51. Jai __, sport
                                        53. Capital of Yemen
                                        54. Opposed to a policy
                                        56. Electronic countermeasures
                                        57. Woman (French)
                                        58. A long division of geological time
                                        60. Not off

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Burlington                                                                             Baptist Church and was predeceased by 5 sisters and 1 brother. Survivors are:           late Percy E. Taylor and Gladys Melvin “Tardy” Pearson Taylor. He retired from
Jodie Boykin Cook was born on May 9, 1922, in Wilson, NC to the late Stephen           Children: Edith Marie Kennedy and fiancé Louis L. Stone, Betty Jean “B.J.” Hillstad     Georgia-Pacific Southeastern Division of Timber Procurement and Harvesting in
Thomas and Nettie Dew Boykin. In 1944, she married the late Arthur Griggs              and husband Lawrence, (Buddy) Huey Naylor, Jr. and wife Virginia Carol, Theresa         2006 after 39 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Army and a Purple
Cook. “Cook”, as she was called by her grandchildren and friends, passed away          Lynn Jones and husband Joseph Andy, Terry Lynn Darden and husband Danny                 Heart recipient for his service in the Vietnam War. Dwight was a member of First
November 19, 2010 at Coble Healthcare, Twin Lakes Community, Burlington, NC.           Ray, 14 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Sisters, Ruby Wood, Minnie             United Methodist Church, the Clinton Lions Club, Bassmasters, Ducks Unlimited,
She was one of “The Greatest Generation”, owning a restaurant at age 19. She           Lee Jones, The family will receive friends 7-9 PM Monday, November 22, at               and a former member of the North Carolina and Georgia Forestry Associations.
often talked about feeding the soldiers when they stopped on the train on their        Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and other times at the home. Condolences                Survivors are his wife, Elsie Newsome Taylor; two sons, David Taylor of Clinton
way to war. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Robinson and husband Dave           can be emailed to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com Arrangements by              and Douglas Taylor of Raleigh; two brothers, Billy Taylor and Larry Taylor, both
of Burlington, NC; two granddaughters, Jodie Ayres and husband David and               Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St. Clinton, N.C. 28328.              of Lawrenceville, VA; and a sister, Dale Whitby of Gaston Lake, NC. The family
Julie Grahl and husband Jimmy, all of Charlotte; and four great-grandchildren,                                                                                                 will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 17th, at Crumpler-
Burkley, Harper, and Wilson Ayres and Sutton Grahl. She is also survived by            ROSEBORO                                                                                Honeycutt Funeral Home and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers,
two sisters, Joyce Tarbox and husband Jack of Goldsboro and Audrey Brady of            Ms. Emma Oleta Honeycutt McDowell, 62 of 312 Maple Street, died on Friday,              the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society,
Winston Salem. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased             November 19, 2010 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. The funeral       930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or First United Methodist Church,
by two brothers, Keith Boykin and Grady Boykin, and two sisters, Ruth Clow and         service will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Baptist Chapel        208 Sampson Street, Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be sent to the
Jeanie Boykin. The family would like to thank those at Coble Healthcare who            Church with Rev. Alan Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.
loved and cared for “Cook.” A graveside service will be held Monday, November          Ms. McDowell was born in 1948 and was a native of Sampson County. She is                com. Arrangements by Crumpler-
22, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Clinton City Cemetery, Clinton, NC, where she will be        preceded in death by her father, Blackman Odell Honeycutt. She worked as a Sales        Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118
interned with her late husband. Rev. Stephen Rust and her nephew, Rev. Rennie          Associate with Wal-Mart. She is survived by: her mother, Emma Iona Honeycutt;           Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328.                         THE LAW
Adcock will officiate the service.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to         two brothers, Eddie Odell Honeycutt of Fayetteville and Charlie Lynn Honeycutt                                                                       AND YOU
Friends of Residents in Long Term Care (FORLTC), 883-C Washington St., Raleigh,        of Autryville; three sisters, Wanda Honeycutt Grantham of Autryville, Shirley           ROSEBORO                                                         presented by

NC 27605 or to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 421 W. Front St. Burlington, NC              Honeycutt Abay Abay of Autryville and Gloria Honeycutt Royal of Salemburg;              Mrs. Ellen Rich Hollingsworth, 94 of                         Sandy Sanderson
27215. Royal- Hall Funeral Home, Clinton, NC is assisting the family. Condolences      her adopted daughter, Christina McDowell of California; her significant other,          Autumn Wind Assisted Living and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Attorney at Law
may be sent through www.royalhallfuneralhome.com                                       Billy Gore of Roseboro; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends on       formerly of 5334 Fleet Cooper Road,              A DAY OF
                                                                                       Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro, and other           died on Tuesday, November 23,                  THANKSGIVING
HORSESHOE, NC                                                                          times at the home of her sister, 1413 Baptist Chapel Road, Autryville. Services         2010 at Sampson Regional Medical                We all know that the pilgrims
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            started the tradition of
Mr. Jethro K. Ezzell, 74 of 159 Banner Farm Road, formerly of Autryville, died on      entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.                     Centerin Clinton. The funeral service        Thanksgiving, but few know that
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his home. The funeral service will be held on                                                                                                  will be held on Saturday, November           it has not always been an annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            holiday in the United States. In
Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro.           ROSEBORO                                                                                27, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Butler Funeral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the early years of our country,
Burial will follow at the Sandy Horne Cemetery in Autryville. The family will          Mrs. Reba Holland Royal, 89 of 610 McLamb Street, died on Wednesday,                    Home with Rev. Andy Wood and Rev.            presidents would from time to
receive friends on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 2 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home in       November 17, 2010 at Southwood Nursing and Retirement Center in Clinton. The            Bobby Herring officiating. Burial will       time proclaim a day of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanksgiving. This was not done
Roseboro. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street,           funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at the         follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardensin         every year, however. In fact, for
Roseboro, NC.                                                                          Roseboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Herring, Rev. Andy Wood                Salemburg. Mrs. Hollingsworth was a          45 years in the early 1800s, our
                                                                                       and Rev. Roger White officiating. Burial will follow in the Roseboro Cemetery.          native of Sampson Countyand was              country did not celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanksgiving at all. In 1863, in
Garland                                                                                Mrs. Royal was a native of Sampson County and the daughter of the late Lewis            the daughter of the late Lalister Lott       the midst of the Civil War,
Mr. Manley D. “Pete” Smith 74 of 44 Gibbs Rd., died, Thursday November 18,             Benson and Carlessie Fann Holland. She is preceded in death by her husband, A.          and Ida Williamson Rich. She was             President Abraham Lincoln
2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He was                  Harrison Royal and her grandson, Nelson Parker. She worked with the Sampson             preceded in death by her husband,            resumed the tradition of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanksgiving holiday and we
born November 19, 1935 to the late Perry and Katie Smith. He was preceded              County School System for 38 years as a Cafeteria Manager. She was a member of           Thomas Alfred Hollingsworth,                 have had Thanksgiving every
in death by a brother Perry Lee Smith. Pete was a strong, supportive, and loving       the Roseboro United Methodist Church for 55 years, a member of the Roseboro             two sisters, Maybell Greene and              year since. The date of the
husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Lundy Packing Company and             Woman’s Club, the Roseboro United Methodist Church Senior Citizens and United           Estelle Rozier, and three brothers,          celebration varied for many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            years. It was set each year by
was employed at Johnson Breeders, Inc. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday,        Methodist Women. She also worked with the Boy Scouts Troop #38 in Roseboro.             Norman L. Rich, Preston Rich and             presidential proclamation until
November 23, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Saint Stephen AME Zion Church in Garland,        She is survived by: her daughter, Gail Parker and husband Joe Frank of Roseboro;        Bruce Rich. She was a member of              1941. That year, Congress
by the Reverend Hugh Miller. Burial will follow in the Garland Community               one grandson, Joey Parker and wife Edie of China Grove; one granddaughter,              Andrews Chapel United Methodist              established Thanksgiving as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fourth Thursday in November
Cemetery. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mary Murphy Smith, two sons, Dean         Rhonda Lambert Torchio and husband Phil of Raleigh; two great grandchildren,            Churchand was the owner and                  each year and President Franklin
L. Smith and Dennis E. Smith both of Garland, one daughter, Debbie A. Smith of         Ashley Parker and Ryan Jacobs; a godson, Dan Caison, III and wife Robin of              operator of Hollingsworth Grocery.           Roosevelt signed the bill into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            law on November 26, 1941.
Newport News, Va., three sisters, Geneva S. Parker of Fayetteville, Restelle Owens     Belmont; and many caring nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends            She is survived by: her sister-in-law,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I am happy to bring you this
of Roseboro, Eva S. Herring of Garland, two brothers, Harvey L. Smith of New           on Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro and other         Elizabeth Parker Rich of Clinton;            bit of legal Thanksgiving trivia
Jersey, Earl D. Smith of Fayetteville. 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson. Online       times at her home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roseboro            twelve nieces and ten nephews;               on behalf of HOLLAND,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            POOLE, HOLLAND &
condolences maybe sent through, www.carterfh.com Service by Carter Funeral             United Methodist Church, Choir Robe Fund, PO Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382; or to           and numerous great nieces and                SANDERSON, P.A., (910) 592-
Home in Garland.                                                                       the Roseboro Rescue Squad, PO Box 891, Roseboro, NC 28382. Services entrusted           nephews. The family will receive             5751. The attorneys and staff at
                                                                                       to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.                               friends on Saturday afternoon from           Holland, Poole, Holland &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sanderson, P.A. would like to
Dunn, N.C.                                                                                                                                                                     2 to 3 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home           wish everyone a happy and safe
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Tevepaugh Naylor, 72, of 5868 Plainview Hwy.,                  CLINTON, NC                                                                             in Roseboro. In lieu of flowers,             Thanksgiving. I would also like
died Friday, November 19, at her home. A funeral will be held 2 PM Tuesday,            Mr. Dwight Taylor, 66, of 601 Underwood Street, died Tuesday, November 16,              memorials may be made to Andrews             to take this opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            express my thanks to all of those
November 23, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth                  2010, at Carrol S. Roberson Hospice Center in Fayetteville. A graveside service         Chapel United Methodist Church, PO           who have trusted me to handle
Gainey officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park. Mrs. Naylor,        and interment with military honors will be held on Thursday, November 18th,             Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382. Services          their Workers’ Comp, Social
born in Wake Co. was the daughter of the late Alex Samuel Tevepaugh and                at 2:00 P.M. at Clinton Cemetery with Reverend Robert Redmond officiating.              entrusted to Butler Funeral Home,            Security Disability and Personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Injury cases in the past year.
Edith Sessoms Tevepaugh. She was a seamstress and a member of Crestview                Dwight, reared on a family farm in Brunswick County, VA, was the son of the             401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro.              www.attorneyshphs.com

  Births                                                                                                                           Land Transfers
  Dorrell Orlandas Hendricks, Jr born on November 12, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to                                   Bessie F Autry, Bessie F Autry/ADMR, Waylon Autry, Mark Cardillo, Renai Lorena Maolettiere Cardillo,
  Anastasia Briania Agosto                                                                                                         Ammie Bryon Faircloth, Jill Faircloth, Jonathan James Faircloth, Linda Faircloth, Marc Gibson Faircloth,
  Julian Andres Pascual born on November13, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Nicolas                                     Paula Faircloth, Theris Jeanette F Herring, Ossie F McLamb Estate to Jonathan James Faircloth- Lot 37
  Andres Marcos and Candelaria Andres Pascual                                                                                      Little Coharie
  Maddox Gibbon Clifton born on November 13, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Matthew                                    Bessie F Autry, Bessie F Autry/ADMR, Waylon Autry, Mark Cardillo, Renai Lorena Maolettiere Cardillo,
  Gibbon Clifton and Norma Spell Clifton                                                                                           Ammie Bryon Faircloth, Jill Faircloth, Jonathan James Faircloth, Linda Faircloth, Marc Gibson Faircloth,
  Kevin Ariel Lopez Sanchez born on November 15, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Ricardo                                Paula Faircloth, Theris Jeanette F Herring, Ossie F McLamb Estate to Bessie F Autry and Stephen Craig
  Lopez Santiago and Viviana Moreno Sanchez                                                                                        Autry- Lot 1 1.09 Acres Little Coharie
  Jai’Mir Rayshon Rich born on November 17, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Dennis Ray                                  Coleman Carter, Nancy Carter, Al Jones, Joanne Carter Jones to Claudia R Matthis, Linwood Matthis-
  Rich, Jr and Shaneeka Shanta Demps                                                                                               Lot in South River
  Brody James White born on November 16, 2010 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to James Walter                                   Derrick Best, Veron Anthony Best to Belinda Gail Best and Roberta Best- Lot 2 0.88 Acres North
  White II and Christian Love Hunter                                                                                               Clinton
                                                                                                                                   Belinda Gail Best and Roberta Best to Derrick Best- Lot 3 0.88 Acres N Clinton
  Deaths                                                                                                                           Derrick Best, Vernon Anthony Best, Loretta Best Conner, Collins Delaine, Mary Best Delaine to Vivian
  Dorothy Marie Carter                     Vasco Lofton Naylor                                                                     Odell Best- Lot 4 0.85 Acres North Clinton
  Jose A Cartagena II                      William Paul Pope                                                                       Claudia R Matthis, Linwood Matthis to Blair E Warren- Lot in Little Coharie
  John Thomas Hairr                        Annie Wall                                                                              Candice U Bowden, William M Bowden, Jr to Candice U Bowden, Tara Bowden, William M Bowden III,
  Marilyn Grantham McLemore                                                                                                        William M Bowden Jr, Candice U Bowden Life Estate and William M Bowden Jr Life Estate- 10.09 Acres
  Marriages Certificates                                                                                                           Jonathan Franklin Hinson, Teresa Gail Register to Franklin Thomas Hinson, Vicki Jolaine Hinson,
  Jermaine Trevell Denkins to Sylvia Dense Lewis                                                                                   Franklin Thomas Hinson Life Estate and Vicki Jolaine Hinson Life Estate- 8.09 Acres Piney Grove
  Silvestre Delvalle to Deisi Nolvia Olivia Paz                                                                                    Helen Vann Smith and William Vander Smith to Rauel Zamarripa and Veronica Zamarripa- Lot 9 0.50
  David Michael Reynolds to Stephany Ann Johnson                                                                                   Acres Peterson Acres South Clinton

                                                                                     We understand that the loss of a loved one brings about feelings of deep sorrow,
                                                                                     confusion and grief. We also understand that grieving families are often left with
                                                                                     a number of important decisions to make at a time of great emotional distress. At
                                                                                     times like this, our understanding and professional staff is here to help guide you
                                                                                     through the decisions and arrangements that must be made to honor the
                                                                                     memory of your loved one. From traditional funerals to simplified cremations, we
                                                                                     offer a full range of quality services tailored to honor your faith and family customs.

                           Paul T. Hawkins                                                                           1275 Hobbton Hwy • Clinton, NC
                          Owner/Funeral Director                                                                 (910) 592-0061 • hopevalley@intrstar.net
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11-15           Jackie Wilson Moore, 42; 904 Russell St, Fayette-   Roseboro; Failure to Appear: Communicating Threats; Secure Bond         11-19          George Carter reported the theft of a Green Honda      gained entry into the vehicle by breaking a glass. Items stolen
ville; Failure To Appear: DWLR; Secure Bond $500; Court 12/07       $2,000; Court 12/06                                                     4Wheeler from his residence on Ozzie Rd.                              were 1 Remington 7mm, a Bushnell Elite Rifle, Garmin GPS,
11-15           Brandon Shawn Brown, 36; 751 Avert Rd, Erwin;       11-17           Delgad Manuel Victor Torrez, 34; 111 Wheat Ln,          11-20          Osman Acosta, 26; 1958 Pine Ridge Rd, Clinton;         Leapold Binoculars, $1,000 cash, and rechargeable flashlight.
DWLR, Fictitious Information to Officer; Secure Bond $250;          Clinton; Failure to Comply; Court 12/16                                 Resisting Obstruction and Delay; Carrying a concealed Weapon,         11-18          The Sampson County Clerk of Courts office reported
Court 11/24                                                         11-17          Jessie Kahem Henry, 20; 469 Ezzell Rd, Clinton;          Assault on a Gov. Official; Secure Bond $500; Court 12/14             receiving 3 counterfeit $20.00 bills at the cashier’s office.
11-16           Allen Jeffery Jones, 37; 87 Old Drag Strip Rd,      Failure to Appear: Seat Belt Violation, No Operators License; Secure    11-20          Shanette Nicole Lane, 27; 463 Pugh Rd, Clinton;        11-18          Roberta Parker reported a Larceny from the Com-
Clinton; Failure To Appear: DWLR, Window Tint Violation;            Bond $500; Court 12/10                                                  Simple Assault, 2 counts of Assault on a Gov. Officer, Resisting;     munications Center on Underwood Street in Clinton. According
Secure Bond $500; Court 12/13                                       11-17          Mark A. Williamson, 42; 175 Waterhouse Cir, Clinton;     Secure Bond $3,500; Court 01/11/11                                    to the report, 3 Motorola portable radios with a combined value of
11-16           Walter Smith, 68; 701 Sunset Ave, Clinton; 10       Misdemeanor Worthless Check; Written Promise to Appear; Court           11-20          Gene Allison Boone, 45; 1132 Sleepy Hollow Dr,         $3,000 were removed without permission.
Counts Misdemeanor Worthless Check; Written Promise to              01/11/11                                                                 Fayetteville; Communicating Threats; Secure Bond $1,500; Court       11-19          Scott Wrench reported being the victim of a breaking
Appear; Court 1-26-2011                                             11-17          Latoya L. Faison, 23; 442 E. Jackson St, Roseboro;        01/10/11                                                             and entering and larceny at his residence at 22 Horse Pasture Rd,
11-16           Jonathon C. Boykin, 26; 2072 Claudes Drag Rd,       Assault With a Deadly Weapon; Written Promise to Appear; Court           11-20         John Robert Thornton, Jr., 30; 1052 Cedar Point        Salemburg. Items reported missing included a Savage bolt action
Roseboro; Habitual Impaired Driver; Secured Bond $5,000;            11/30                                                                    Rd, Newton Grove; Disorderly Conduct; Secure Bond $500;              rifle, 3 mens watches, 1 Sony camcorder, a Marlin 30/30 rifle, us
Court 12/10                                                         11-17          Monique Sierra Alexander Williams, 18; 6090 Turkey        Court 12/08                                                          currency, check book and passport.
11-16           Arthur Dejuan Hairr, 39; 197 Horseshoe Rd,          Hwy, Turkey; Disorderly Conduct; Secure Bond $500; Court 12/16           11-21         Russell Condell Bell, Jr., 20; 2620 Claudes Drag Rd,   11-20          The Sheriff Department investigated a stabbing at
Autryville; Assault on A Gov. Officer; Secure Bond $3,000; Court    11-18          Issac Blaine Landis, 32; 5819 Fayettevile Hwy, Gar-       Roseboro; Communicating Threats, Second Degree Trespass,             242 Pickelshed Ln, Clinton; The report indicated the victim was
12/28                                                               land; 2 Counts of Worthless Checks; Unsecure Bond $1,000; Court          Injury To Real Property; Unsecure Bond $2,000; Court 12/09           stabbed multiple times. No other information was available in
11-16           Curtis Wooten Warren, 55; 2851 Easy St, Dunn;       01/11/11                                                                 11-21         Jason Nathaniel Williams, 27; 169 Old Hickory          report.
DWI, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of drug       11-18          Michael Ray Parker, 26; 117 Kerr St, Clinton; Uttering     Ln, Godwin; Failure to Appear, 3 Counts DWLR; Secure Bond           11-20          Ralph Dale reported a Breaking and Entering of
paraphernalia; Secure Bond $5,500; Court 12/3                       and Forging a Document, Possession of Counterfeit Instrument;             $2,100; Court 12/14                                                 his Motor Vehicle at 1615 Alderman Mills Rd, Dunn. The report
11-16           Virginia Camacho Martinez, 37; 1013 Barden St,      Possession with intent to Sell and Distribute Marijuana; Secure Bond                                                                          indicated the vehicles rear passenger side window was smashed
Clinton; DWI, Left of Center, NOL; Unsecure Bond $500; Court        $10,000; Court 12/10                                                     Incident and Investigation Report:                                   to gain entrance. Missing included 2 sub-woofers, and a 520 watt
12/16                                                               11-18          Elliot Tyrone Alford, 42; 4460 N. Springbranch Rd,         11-16         Lindsey Warwick, 2015 Wilson Rd, Faison reported      amplifier.
11-17           Charles Kennedy, 59; 304 Beaver Dam Rd,             Dunn; Failure to Return Rental Property; Secure Bond $200; Court          a Breaking and Entering and Larceny at her residence. Items         11-20          Ashley Tew, 25 Trailer Park Ln, Clinton, reported
Clinton; Cruelty to Animals; Unsecure Bond $1,500; Court 12/15      01/11/11                                                                  reported missing included a Dell laptop, Magnavox DVD player,       a Breaking and Entering and Larceny from her home. Reported
11-17           Rickie Sutton, 45; 3306 Greenpath Rd, Dunn;         11-18          Selma Noel Sanders, 19, 570 Pearson Rd, Clinton;           Pearl Necklace, Pearl Bracelet, 2 Pearl Rings, engagement and       missing included a 38” Vizio Flat Screen TV, 3 pair of Air Jordans
Failure to Appear: Possession of Marijuana; Written Promise to      Speeding, Reckless Driving; Secure Bond $1,500; Court 12/30               wedding rings, gold and ruby ring, 47” Sharp TV, and 2 watches.     and a Home Depot Red Jacket.
Appear; Court (Not Listed in report).                               11-18          Cirilo Ramirez-Santacruz, 45; 224 Lonview Lake Rd,          11-16       The Sampson County Board of Education Building on      11-21          Sandra Cater, reported a Breaking and Entering of
11-17           Juan Gilbert Garcia, 32; 153 Springs Ln, Ivanhoe;   Garland; Larceny; Secure Bond $500; Court 01/11/11                         Rowan Rd., was the apparent victim of a Breaking and Entering      her storage build located on Mosely Blvd. Items reported missing
Failure to File Report: Change of Address for Sex Offender;         11-18          Keshona Hargrove, 31; 115 W. Carter St, Clinton; Com-       and Larceny. The report states a Dell laptop was stolen from the   included a Ducks Unlimited Dart Board valued at $800.
Secure Bond $10,000; Court 12/13                                    municating Threats; Written Promise to Appear; Court 12/16                 building, no other information was available.                      11-21          Teresa Roberson reported being the victim of a
11-17           Antionette T. McNeil, 19; 761 West Rd, Turkey;      11-18          Jerry Junior Johnson, 18; 236 Stewart Rd, Godwin;           11-16       Alton Jackson, Mingo Church Rd, Dunn reported a        Breaking and entering and Larceny at her residence on Livingston
Failure to Appear: Speeding , Reckless Driving; Secure Bond         Cruelty to Animals; Secure Bond $500; Court 01/06/11                       Larceny from his farm. Items reported missing included a 13hp      Ln, Clinton. The report indicaties someone broke into her garage
$500; Court 11/29                                                   11-19          Gilbert Jonathon Allen, 44; 16831 Spiveys Corner Hwy,       Honda pressure washer, hose, washer wand and 3 stain steel         and removed a 25” RCA TV, an assortment of Christmas Decora-
11-17           Stephen Wayne Justus, Jr., 27; 927 Pumpkintown      Dunn; Failure to Appear: Simple Assault, Communicating Threats;            feeders.                                                            tions and Dishes.
Rd, Autryville; Failure to Appear: NOL; Unsecure Bond $500;         Unsecure Bond $500; Court 12/15                                            11-17       Anthony King, Ozzie Rd, Clinton reported his Ford       11-22         Ronald Melvin, 255 N. Parkersburg Ave, Garland
Court 12/16                                                         11-19          Jay Edward Taylor, 18; 76 Rand Ln, Dunn; Possession          truck broken into and items stolen while the truck was parked      reported the theft of his 2004 white Chevrolet Malibu.
11-17           Jeffery Allen Hobbs, 34; 310 Roseboro St,           of Marijuana, Secure Bond $500; Court 12/07                                 on Harrells Hwy, Garland. According to the report, the suspects

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