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In the season of giving, an undercurrent of petty jealousy sprang up this week in response to a well-meaning gesture of welcome for poor families.
Discovery Place Kids in downtown Rockingham now offers $1 admission for up to six family members when a parent or guardian shows a food stamp or WIC nutrition benefits card. The discounts are also in ef

OUR VIEW Museum discount opens new worlds to young learners

In the season of giving, an undercurrent of petty jealousy sprang up this week in response to a well-meaning gesture of welcome for poor families. Discovery Place Kids in downtown Rockingham now offers $1 admission for up to six family members when a parent or guardian shows a food stamp or WIC nutrition benefits card. The discounts are also in ef

HAMLET — Richmond Community College math instructor and department chairman Kevin Parsons has been promoted to vice president of instruction for the college.
Parsons replaces former RCC Vice President of Instruction Tony Clarke, who accepted a position as president of Southeastern Community College in October.
“I'm excited about the o

College names Parsons as new VP

HAMLET — Richmond Community College math instructor and department chairman Kevin Parsons has been promoted to vice president of instruction for the college. Parsons replaces former RCC Vice President of Instruction Tony Clarke, who accepted a position as president of Southeastern Community College in October. “I'm excited about the o

Tip leads to meth lab bust

CHERAW, S.C. — Police and sheriff's deputies say a 36-year-old woman was caught with a makeshift meth lab in her Cheraw home last week. Authorities raided the house at 195 Claremont St. on Dec. 13 after a man told deputies that Leslie Michelle Burr Wilkes and her boyfriend were cooking meth there, Cpl. Robert J. White of the Chesterfield Cou

The Just-A Mere Garden Club members were guests at Falcon Children's Home on Dec. 2. The members enjoyed dinner and a performance by the Synan Chapel Singers. After the musical entertainment, the singers and club members enjoyed refreshments. Pictured are Betty Lee, hostess gift winner, and Marie Warren, hostess for the evening.

Garden Club visits Falcon

The Just-A Mere Garden Club members were guests at Falcon Children's Home on Dec. 2. The members enjoyed dinner and a performance by the Synan Chapel Singers. After the musical entertainment, the singers and club members enjoyed refreshments. Pictured are Betty Lee, hostess gift winner, and Marie Warren, hostess for the evening.

On Dec. 10, G.F. Gainey and Dempsey Craig, members of the Clinton Rotary Club, distributed dictionaries to the third-grade students of Roseboro Elementary School.​ With all the technology at our fingertips, Gainey spoke of how he utilizes his dictionary and he encouraged the students to use theirs as well. The students were excited and gratef

A gift of dictionaries

On Dec. 10, G.F. Gainey and Dempsey Craig, members of the Clinton Rotary Club, distributed dictionaries to the third-grade students of Roseboro Elementary School.​ With all the technology at our fingertips, Gainey spoke of how he utilizes his dictionary and he encouraged the students to use theirs as well. The students were excited and gratef

A good portion of teenagers will endure anxiety when facing their final exams. Students at Richmond Community College are currently prepping for their finals or have already completed them.
Twenty-five students were surveyed anonymously at Richmond Community College and Richmond Early College High School (ages ranging from 15-22) to see how finals

Overcoming the stress of final exams

A good portion of teenagers will endure anxiety when facing their final exams. Students at Richmond Community College are currently prepping for their finals or have already completed them. Twenty-five students were surveyed anonymously at Richmond Community College and Richmond Early College High School (ages ranging from 15-22) to see how finals

The Midway Raiders survived a hard fought game against Pender Thursday night in Spivey's Corner. After leading most of the way, the Raiders found themselves behind with less than a minute left. However, they regained their composure and posted a 77-72 victory.
Midway led 20-15 after a quarter. In the 2nd period, the home team increased the lead to

Raiders defeat Pender to remain undefeated

The Midway Raiders survived a hard fought game against Pender Thursday night in Spivey's Corner. After leading most of the way, the Raiders found themselves behind with less than a minute left. However, they regained their composure and posted a 77-72 victory. Midway led 20-15 after a quarter. In the 2nd period, the home team increased the lead to

You open up the door to little Billie's bedroom , he's laying there all warm and safe and you say to yourself, “He's such a good child! He will always make us proud.”
Maybe yes and maybe no. At best, it's going to be a toss-up . Either he will get caught for the foolish things that it is inevitable that he will get into or he will not.

A close brush with itchy insulation

You open up the door to little Billie's bedroom , he's laying there all warm and safe and you say to yourself, “He's such a good child! He will always make us proud.” Maybe yes and maybe no. At best, it's going to be a toss-up . Either he will get caught for the foolish things that it is inevitable that he will get into or he will not.

The statewide unemployment rate for November 2014 dipped half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, according to a report released Friday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
The 5.8-percent unemployment rate is the lowest in six years, according to a press release from N.C. Senate Leader Phil Ber

N.C. unemployment drops to 5.8 percent

The statewide unemployment rate for November 2014 dipped half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, according to a report released Friday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The 5.8-percent unemployment rate is the lowest in six years, according to a press release from N.C. Senate Leader Phil Ber

In the nightcap of Thursday's games, the Clinton Boys, once again, got off to a slow start before heating up to post their first conference win of the year. Both teams had a hard time finding the basket in the first quarter, missing several close range attempts and seeing several shots circle the rim before popping out. East Bladen edged out a one

Clinton edges East Bladen

In the nightcap of Thursday's games, the Clinton Boys, once again, got off to a slow start before heating up to post their first conference win of the year. Both teams had a hard time finding the basket in the first quarter, missing several close range attempts and seeing several shots circle the rim before popping out. East Bladen edged out a one

Hopefully, everyone has made their preparations and is celebrating the holiday season. With the holidays comes time with family, lots of food, gifts and — unfortunately — constant theft.
Technology is constantly changing and as a result, more opportunities become available to steal from or scam consumers. Particularly, consumers are be

Protect yourself from online scams

Hopefully, everyone has made their preparations and is celebrating the holiday season. With the holidays comes time with family, lots of food, gifts and — unfortunately — constant theft. Technology is constantly changing and as a result, more opportunities become available to steal from or scam consumers. Particularly, consumers are be

The Midway Lady Raiders got back on the winning side Thursday with a 48-40 win over the visiting Lady Patriots from Pender High School .
Pender led 9-8 after the opening period. The 2nd was close as well. The Lady Patriots posted a 23-21 lead at intermission.
The 3rd quarter belonged to the Lady Raiders. They outscored Pender 15 to 5 to take a 36

Lady Raiders get win over Pender

The Midway Lady Raiders got back on the winning side Thursday with a 48-40 win over the visiting Lady Patriots from Pender High School . Pender led 9-8 after the opening period. The 2nd was close as well. The Lady Patriots posted a 23-21 lead at intermission. The 3rd quarter belonged to the Lady Raiders. They outscored Pender 15 to 5 to take a 36

Richmond Senior offensive lineman Kevin Norton was named to the NCPreps.com all-state team it was announced Friday.
Norton, an Air Force Academy commit, was one of two players from the Southeastern Conference named to the squad. Joining Norton on the team was Pinecrest offensive lineman Sean Pollard.
The Pinecrest junior verbally committed to Cle

Norton named to all-state squad

Richmond Senior offensive lineman Kevin Norton was named to the NCPreps.com all-state team it was announced Friday. Norton, an Air Force Academy commit, was one of two players from the Southeastern Conference named to the squad. Joining Norton on the team was Pinecrest offensive lineman Sean Pollard. The Pinecrest junior verbally committed to Cle

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average, homeowners insurance rates are to decrease by 0.3 percent, renter's insurance rates are to increase

Goodwin denies insurance companies' request to raise homeowners rates

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average, homeowners insurance rates are to decrease by 0.3 percent, renter's insurance rates are to increase

ELLERBE — Mineral Springs Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period.
ALL-A HONOR ROLLThird grade: Alissa Whitlock, Zonia Contreras Gonzalez and Caroline Hunsucker
Fourth grade: Giovani Gomez-Orozco, Haylee Johnson, Ashlyn Bouldin, Diezel Green, Ethan Locklear and Ayden Mabe
Fifth grade: Hayley McC

Mineral Springs names high achievers

ELLERBE — Mineral Springs Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. ALL-A HONOR ROLLThird grade: Alissa Whitlock, Zonia Contreras Gonzalez and Caroline Hunsucker Fourth grade: Giovani Gomez-Orozco, Haylee Johnson, Ashlyn Bouldin, Diezel Green, Ethan Locklear and Ayden Mabe Fifth grade: Hayley McC

Tip leads to meth lab bust

Police and sheriff's deputies say a 36-year-old woman was caught with a makeshift meth lab in her Cheraw home last week. Authorities raided the house at 195 Claremont St. on Dec. 13 after a man told deputies that Leslie Michelle Burr Wilkes and her boyfriend were cooking meth there, Cpl. Robert J. White of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests 12/18 - Michael Anthony Stokes, 23, 198 Dewberry Lane, Roseboro, second degree trespass. Bond $500; court date Jan. 13. 12/18 - Qunicy Quiame Duff, 23

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change.
Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said that after a hearing on the requested rate increase that lasted several weeks this fall

Goodwin says no to insurance rate hike

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said that after a hearing on the requested rate increase that lasted several weeks this fall

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