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Two men are behind bars on a slew of kidnapping, robbery, assault and attempted rape charges after invading a Hobbton Highway home dressed in tactical vests and wielding weapons, using stun guns on multiple children at the home, including a 4-month-old infant, sheriff's authorities said.
According to Sampson County Sheriff's reports, around 5:12 p

Men arrested in home invasion

Two men are behind bars on a slew of kidnapping, robbery, assault and attempted rape charges after invading a Hobbton Highway home dressed in tactical vests and wielding weapons, using stun guns on multiple children at the home, including a 4-month-old infant, sheriff's authorities said. According to Sampson County Sheriff's reports, around 5:12 p

Sherry Leviner, a resident of Hamlet, received a doctorate in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 10.
Leviner, a 1992 graduate of Richmond Senior High School, received a bachelor's of science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and a master's of science in nursing education from Duke Univers

Leviner earns doctorate in nursing

Sherry Leviner, a resident of Hamlet, received a doctorate in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 10. Leviner, a 1992 graduate of Richmond Senior High School, received a bachelor's of science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and a master's of science in nursing education from Duke Univers

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

Moore County woman dies in plane crash

SILER CITY — A Moore County woman has died and her husband is recovering after their single-engine airplane crashed in the woods during a landing attempt Tuesday. Barbara Harris Para, 69, of Winding Trail in the village of Whispering Pines, died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Her husband, 72-year-old Frederick Calvin Para, who was piloting

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

Decoration Day and Pap's last climb

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

Over the past year, tensions have begun to build between members of the Morven Town Council and Mayor Houston Pratt.
On Monday, Morven Town Councilman Theodore Carr brought a letter to The Anson Record, detailing various issues he's had over the past few months with the mayor. In the letter, Carr talks about the council's April meeting, which was

Tensions simmer in Morven Town Council

Over the past year, tensions have begun to build between members of the Morven Town Council and Mayor Houston Pratt. On Monday, Morven Town Councilman Theodore Carr brought a letter to The Anson Record, detailing various issues he's had over the past few months with the mayor. In the letter, Carr talks about the council's April meeting, which was

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

2 charged in store robbery

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

Mosquito spraying to continue this month

The Cheraw Public Works Department has launched its Mosquito Patrol in an attempt to control the town's mosquito population. Mosquito larvae control has already been administered in all in-town neighborhoods with standing water, and spraying all areas within the town limits will begin by mid-June. According to Public Works Director Donna Byrd, the

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

Talley to lead SECU's Hamlet branch

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

HAMLET — School officials honored more than 40 students, faculty and staff Tuesday night at the final board meeting before students and teachers go home for the summer.
Board members shared their comments about the year in general and their pride in all of the good things happening in Richmond County Schools.
Board member Bobbie Sue Ormsby

School board salutes student, staff honorees

HAMLET — School officials honored more than 40 students, faculty and staff Tuesday night at the final board meeting before students and teachers go home for the summer. Board members shared their comments about the year in general and their pride in all of the good things happening in Richmond County Schools. Board member Bobbie Sue Ormsby

ROCKINGHAM — All five municipalities in the county will be getting a boost to their recreation budgets.
The Richmond County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to increase the county's contributions by 35 percent across the board at a budget work session early Tuesday afternoon.
The conversation was started by Commissioner Ben Moss, wh

County boosts rec funds for 5 cities, towns

ROCKINGHAM — All five municipalities in the county will be getting a boost to their recreation budgets. The Richmond County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to increase the county's contributions by 35 percent across the board at a budget work session early Tuesday afternoon. The conversation was started by Commissioner Ben Moss, wh

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

CCS survey accessibility questioned

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

TROY — Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate a man accused of passing counterfeit cash.
Troy police say the man pictured in this surveillance photo was passing counterfeit $50 bills at local businesses last Friday afternoon. Two bills were also passed in Biscoe and one in Albemarle.
The man was driving a gold 2009 or 2

Police seek counterfeit cash suspect

TROY — Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate a man accused of passing counterfeit cash. Troy police say the man pictured in this surveillance photo was passing counterfeit $50 bills at local businesses last Friday afternoon. Two bills were also passed in Biscoe and one in Albemarle. The man was driving a gold 2009 or 2

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, May 20 with Sampson County Branch NAACP. Located at 105 Wall Street in Downtown Clinton. The NAACP is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has always had a mission to

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, May 20 with Sampson County Branch NAACP. Located at 105 Wall Street in Downtown Clinton. The NAACP is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has always had a mission to

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

Greene stays close to home

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

It has been just less than two weeks since the University of North Carolina received the latest Notice of Allegations from the NCAA.
Unlike a previous notice in 2011 that UNC released in a few hours, school officials haven't allowed the public to see what the NCAA is alleged to have uncovered in its latest investigation.
One of the latest stories

Folt, Cunningham should release latest notice

It has been just less than two weeks since the University of North Carolina received the latest Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. Unlike a previous notice in 2011 that UNC released in a few hours, school officials haven't allowed the public to see what the NCAA is alleged to have uncovered in its latest investigation. One of the latest stories

For his first summer with Sampson County's N.C. Cooperative Extension, Daniel Collins is ready to lead students through a variety of hands-on activities.
Registration for the 2015 4-H Summer Workshops is now available for children and teenagers in different age groups, ranging from 5 to 18 years old. Workshops are scheduled to begin June 15 and wi

4-H Summer workshop upcoming

For his first summer with Sampson County's N.C. Cooperative Extension, Daniel Collins is ready to lead students through a variety of hands-on activities. Registration for the 2015 4-H Summer Workshops is now available for children and teenagers in different age groups, ranging from 5 to 18 years old. Workshops are scheduled to begin June 15 and wi

The Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School Chorus and Band performed their spring concert on May 14 in the RSMS gymnasium.
The chorus sang “How Can I Keep from Singing?” by Greg Gilpin; “Amazing Grace,” arr. by Linda Steen Spevacek; “Forever Motown,” arr. by Roger Emerson; and “You'll Never Walk Alone” arr

RSMS band, chorus perform

The Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School Chorus and Band performed their spring concert on May 14 in the RSMS gymnasium. The chorus sang “How Can I Keep from Singing?” by Greg Gilpin; “Amazing Grace,” arr. by Linda Steen Spevacek; “Forever Motown,” arr. by Roger Emerson; and “You'll Never Walk Alone” arr

Uber is hot right now in South Carolina and worldwide. Many will ask, “What the heck is Uber, and why should I care?”
The answer to the first question is that Uber is sort of an online taxi company without the taxis — most anyone with a smartphone and decent car can be an Uber taxi and make money.
The big reason that you should

Digital dallying stunts S.C.'s growth

Uber is hot right now in South Carolina and worldwide. Many will ask, “What the heck is Uber, and why should I care?” The answer to the first question is that Uber is sort of an online taxi company without the taxis — most anyone with a smartphone and decent car can be an Uber taxi and make money. The big reason that you should

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

County retiree honored

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





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