Entertainment Business Athlete of the Week Page 9 Page 19 Page 13 SAMPSON COUNTY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER The Sampson Weekly lliott week INSIDE FREE VOLUME 6, ISSUE 6NOTEBOOK NCMA honors Mike Helton NASCAR President Mike Helton, www.thesampsonweekly.com Health Assessment Reveals Chronic Disease/Obesity as #1 Health Concern in Sampson County Bob Leverone/Getty Images for NASCAR Nascar Insider Page 11 2014 Nationwide Series champion Chase Elliott will take over Entertainment the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet af9 season. ter the 2015 Page Sprint Cup ly know when to push his car ipment. He also has a vete in racing an opponent and nother time. ledge his shortcomings, t get too up or too down, no oing. Education river,” Bill says of his Page 14son. kid. I’ve watched him week in cks, through all the stuff that phenomenal race car driver. I ever thought about being way he processes knowing the think he’s got a good enough great people around him.” que position Bill ElMostly Fri of being e-time crew chiefSunny of the No. over in 2016, said he has no 0%Cup career. ss in his full-time sed at his success, because Hi:and 47 ºI’veLo:seen 29 ºhim ears old, hind the scenes coming along, ng a dirtSat car oneSunny day when he m said. 0% y good job because I told him the world — he’s got his ks.” WEATHER at which Fred 32 Age Lorenzen got his Teachers of the Year for Clinton City Schools 26th and final NASCAR victory. During Monday night’s Clinton City Schools’ Board of Education meeting, Teacher of the Year Coordinator, Jeff Swartz, named the 5 teachers from the city school system named 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Candidates. at which Rex 34 Age White ran his final NASCAR race. at which Bill 56 Age Elliott ran his final Wanda NASCAR race.Robinson, Director of the Sampson County Health Department At Monday night’s Sampson County Commissioners meeting, local health officials presented Drivers in the 2015 an overview of the Community Health Assessment for 2014. Presenting the 3 commissioners class of the with NASCAR findings were Kathie Johnson- PHN Supervisor II, Wanda Robinson- Health Director, Hunter Hall of Fame with fewer BalltzglierSampson Regional Medical Center, Charles Gancer- Community Member & Sampthan 250 career starts in son County Partners for Healthy Carolinians and Sydney Smith- Sampson County Health Dethe series now known as partment. Sprint Cup: Rex White, 233; Joe Weatherly, 230;Assessment, referred to as the The Community Health HEALTH ASSESSMENT, see P. 3 and Fred Lorenzen, 158. Mostly Sunny 0% Hi: 67 º Lo: 49 º “There Mon ybody ey may e’s someat we will rcum- Clinton City Council Honors Officer of the Year 2014 Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR Sunny 0% u’ve gotHi: 50 º Lo: 30 º easy as Sunny Wed NASCAR Chairman Brian France told reporters that there will sport,” he be no 0% change to the format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Angela Harding – 7th grade Mathematics teacher at Sampson Middle School. She uses creativity to help students become excited and learn more about everyday math. She also fosters the students to use their own creativity. Robin Matthis – Robin teaches 4th grade AIG Math and Language Arts at Sunset Avenue School. She wants to see students achieve or exceed their own expectations, challenging them to reach farther than they are able to conceive. The words “I can’t” are not allowed in her classroom. Hi: 53 º Lo: 35 º her ry, ia, Jeff Davidson – Civics, World History and American I Social Studies teacher for grades 9th thru 12th at Clinton High School. He encourages students to make things happen. He says personal responsibility and accountability are two of his big themes in the classroom for his students to accomplish academically and as a good citizen. Julie Gillispie – Julie moved into a new position at Butler Avenue this year from being a third grade teacher to serving as a K-3 AIG Specialist serving both L.C. Kerr and Butler Avenue School. Her goals for the students are to create a community of learners who engage, challenge and support one another. ings heartwarming stories ap Swartz gave the following introductions as he presented the candidates to the board of education. In doing so, Swartz stated that the selection committee had reached its hardest decision to date due to the field of available talented teachers. Sandra Starling – Sandra is a Kindergarten teacher at L.C. Kerr and has been in this position for 9 years. She has high expectations for her students and shares with them her “can do” attitude. She believes all students can be successful and nurtures them for the day when they are college bound. Rain 70% Hi: 63 º Lo: 37 º m owners Tues n environr many w owners packages Clinton City School’s Name “Teachers of the Year” NUMERICALLY SPEAKING Hi: 58 º Lo: 41 º AR;Sun 5 Week of February 6-12, 2015 who is usually the one giving out awards, found himself on the receiving end recently, as the North Carolina Motorsports Association awarded him the Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award. Previous recipients include the late Bill France Jr., Benny Parsons and Dale Earnhardt, along with Bruton Smith, Junior Johnson, H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and the Jarrett family. Veteran motorsports journalist Tom Higgins, who for years was the NASCAR beat writer for the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, received the Jim Hunter Memorial Media Award. WEEKLY VERSE Grace to all who love c2 Pictured with Corporal Mathews is Mayor Lew Starling, Adrian’s wife Jennifer our Lord rint at Mathews, Chief Jay Tilley and Adrian’s son Ayden. Jesus Christ only with an Corporal Adrian Mathews of the Clinton Police Department was honored Tuesday s night at the February City Council meeting as the 2014 City of Clinton Police undying her Rex White’s induction into NASCAR’s HONORS, see P. 4 Officer of TheisYear. Fred Lorenzen surrounded rHall of love. Fame endeared him to many. by Bill Elliott (left) and Chase Elliott at the Hall of k when he came in,” said Ephesians Fame induction ceremony. finitely Lorenzen’s daughter, back.” Amanda Gardstrom. “Was 6:24 n Boy, had he going to recognize evStarr Elliott Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR en The selection committee will select a single teacher from the five above to be named the Jack and Kitty Morisey District Teacher of the Year. That selection should be announced during Clinton City Schools’ End of Year Awards program. CCS Receives $10k Gift In other news from Clinton City Schools, Clyde Locklear, TEACHERS, see P. 4 was one er in a vely brief nd sat on erybody? “When we brought him in to the reception, it was fantastic. He saw Junior [Johnson], his eyes were lighting up. “As a child of someone that is struggling with demenup at the tia, to see him have these connections is … fantastic. Richard “There’s something special in his eyes this weekend, Local..............................................1-6 so that’s a big thank-you to everybody that was a part happen of it.” Health...............................................7 WEEKLY INDEX Faith..................................................8 Entertainment..................................9 Sports........................................11-13 Education.......................................14 Obits...............................................16 Crime..............................................17 Classifieds.......................................18 Business..........................................19 Performance...................................20 thesampsonweekly.com 910-590-2102 = 15590 Hobbton Hwy 910-594-2805 Newton Grove OPEN DAILY JNCT Hwy 701 & I-40 Exit 343 on at Carolina Furniture 2 Week of February 6-12, 2015 www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS Shinika Bronson Shares a Funny Talent She’s a quiet, unassuming and polite, 16 year old; but beneath her somewhat shy demander Shinika Bronson commands not one, but two budding talents. Shinika is an extremely talented artist who has won many awards beginning in kindergarten. But the Clinton High School sophomore recently started mixing her artistic drawing abilities with her sarcastic sense of humor, producing nearly professional appearing comic strips. The idea of the comic strip came to Shinika late one night. “I was asleep and I woke up with these random thoughts and just started writing them down,” says the young artist. Art has been a natural gift that she says she’s enjoyed since she was 3 or 4 years old. But it was not until her 8th grade Art teacher, Megan Scronce, presented her Sampson Middle School class with art in different forms. “One of them was a comic strip and it just caught my attention.” And Shinika has fostered a passion for it ever since. Shinika is also passionate about singing, and hopes to join the Choir at Red Hill Missionary Baptist soon; but its drawing that she says, “…is my favorite thing to do.” Shinika explains that it takes her about 30 minutes to complete an 8 cell comic strip in freehand. She laughs a little when she says, “When they see it everybody thinks I copied it, but it’s all mine done freehand.” On close inspection you can see that Shinika has the ability to freehand faces from different angles, yet is still able to repeat the quirky comic characteristics and expressions throughout the strip. Definitely not what you might expect from a 16 year old. Shinika admits she’s a little of an introvert, and like most introverted people, she enjoys thinking and exploring her thoughts and feelings. “I’ve always expressed myself through drawing,” she says. A few years ago she submitted an abstract piece for a competition, and while she admits that abstract is not her favorite form of expression, she won first place. “It wasn’t one of my favorites,” she explains, “but it worked. It was for a competition, so I tried my best.” Zendra Bronson, Shinika’s aunt, continuously encourages and supports Shinika’s art. “She’s got trophies and awards from kindergarten on,” says Zendra. She also won the “Relay for Life” tee-shirt design contest when she was in the 8th grade. Zendra adds that she once drew a woman freehand walking on a sidewalk, “It really looked like the woman was going to step of the paper.” The young artist has hopes of going to college in a few years, and would like to major in Graphic Arts. Considering her considerable talents at just 16, one would expect Shinika Bronson to continue exploring and expressing visual art far beyond her college years. Sampson County Civitan Club Clinton insurance salesman on $150,000 win: ‘It still hasn’t hit me’ James Eldridge of Clinton plans to use the $150,000 prize he won playing the Joker’s Wild game to save for the future. Eldridge scratched off the lucky $5 ticket on Saturday after purchasing it at the Sunset Hop In on Sunset Avenue in Clinton. “When I scratched the ticket, it didn’t hit me that I’d won,” Eldridge said. “It still hasn’t hit me.” After state and federal taxes were withheld, Eldridge collected a check for $103,876. As of Wednesday afternoon, one $150,000 prize remains to be claimed in the game. For details on how $28 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Sampson County, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website. Ticket sales made it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion for the state last year. North Carolina Education Lottery net proceeds will be used this year to help pay salaries of teachers and teacher assistants, for pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk four-yearolds, school construction and repair, and need-based college scholarships and financial aid. Provided by the Sampson County Animal Shelter. Call (910)592-8493 At the recent Civitan Christmas Party, members were shown Christmas thank you cards that were hand written by the LC Kerr school Exceptional Children’s class. They were extremely appreciative of the Christmas gifts given to them by the Civitan Club. The Sampson County Civitan Club purchased approximately 250 Christmas presents for the Exceptional Children of the City and County schools. This project was made possible due to the generosity of everyone that purchased a BBQ plate at our annual fund raiser. We would also like to thank Walmart for their assistance with the purchase of the gifts. A special thanks goes to the Exceptional Children’s teachers that took the time to collect the gifts and wrap them. Thanks to Dr. Bracey, Col Macon, Clyde Locklear, Ann Johnson, Faith Jackson and all the Exceptional Children teachers in both school systems for their support. So far this year the Civitan Club has made donation to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Sampson County Veteran’s Council. We also support the Children’s home at Waccamaw and Special Olympics. This is Hendrix, a year and a half old pit mix The next scheduled event for the Club is the annual spring dance at the Civic Center for the Exceptional adult students in the Sampson Community College Continuing Education Program. It has been the pleasure of the local Civitan Club to support the Exceptional needs student in both local school systems and the community for over 20 year. 306 N. Main Street, Kenansville, NC 910-296-1220 Top Notch Catering! 20 Piece Pack Fried Chicken (Dark) $12.99 Ask About Our Crowd Pleaser Feeds 30-35 People! 20 Piece Pack Fried Chicken (Mixed) $15.99 Week of February 6-12, 2015 This document requires community input and secondary data to identify health related trends and other factors that affect the health and well-being of Sampson County residents. This information is shared with multiple partners throughout the county and assist with planning interventions that address citizen concerns. According to the Health Assessment, Sampson County was above the state average on each of the categories: Age Adjusted Heart Disease Death Rates (2008‐2012) North Carolina: 174.4 Sampson County: 191.4; Age Adjusted Diabetes Mellitus Death Rates (2008‐2012) North Carolina: 21.8 - Sampson County: 36.1; Teen Pregnancy Rates, 2012 North Carolina: 39.6 - Sampson County: 59.4; Poverty Percentage: All Ages, (2008‐2012) North Carolina: 16.8% - Sampson County: 21.3%. The Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinians Task Force reviewed both the primary and secondary data. After thorough discussion, the Task Force used a scoring system to rank the top health priority, based on the magnitude and seriousness of the problem, as well as the feasibility of successful intervention by public health. The top two health priorities are listed according to the highest scores as ranked by the Task Force: 1. Obesity: 145 Points; 2. Chronic Disease: 133 Points. After discussion, Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinians recognized the role obesity plays in almost all Chronic Disease and decided to combine the two health concerns into one priority. The Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinians Task Force recommended to the Sampson County Board of Health that the top health concern be addressed in the 2015 ‐ 2019 Community Action Plans (CAP) by public health. After review of the survey results, statistical data, and the recommendations of the Task Force, the Sampson County Board of Health approved Chronic Disease/Obesity as the health priority for which the health department will develop and implement a strategic plan. The work group began first by collecting primary data. Surveys were distributed to multiple sites in the county, including senior nutrition sites, health fairs, churches, libraries, physician offices, the hospital, work sites, the local community college, and area high schools. Approximately 1,000 surveys were distributed, and 809 were returned, either by hard copy or electronic submission on Survey Monkey. The following are Sampson County’s Health Concerns and are listed in priority from highest to lowest based on survey results: 1. Chronic Diseases (40.0%); 2. Drugs/Alcohol (21.0%); 3. Obesity (19.0%); 4. Teen Pregnancy (4.0%); 4. Tobacco Abuse (4.0%); 5. Mental Health (3.0%); 6. Gangs/Violence (3.0%); 7. Child Abuse (2.0%); 8. Vehicle Crashes (1.0%); 9. Asthma/Lung Disease; 10. Dental Health (1.0); 11. Other (1.0%) The following are Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinian’s Health Concerns and are listed in priority from highest to lowest based on voting results: 3. Obesity (145 points); 4. Chronic Disease (133 points); 5. Drug/Alcohol Abuse (96 points); 6. Mental Health (19 points); 7. Teen Pregnancy (9 points); 8. Child Abuse (9 points); 9. Dental Health (9 points). Assessment Findings: Certain known risk factors contribute to a number of different diseases and can result in death. Most causes of death are the result of preventable risk factors, such as smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and sexual behavior. Cancer, heart disease, and stroke have been in the top three leading causes of death in Sampson County for the last decade. Health problems or “disease burdens” for Sampson County and its residents continue to be a concern. Morbidity, the percentage of people who get sick from a certain disease, greatly contributes to the leading causes of death. Most risk factors such as high blood pressure, tobacco use, high blood glucose, physical inactivity, and overweight/obesity, are preventable. Infant Death Sampson County’s total infant death rate has remained above the state’s average for over a decade. Since the 2007 CHA, North Carolina’s infant mortality rate has steadily decreased while Sampson County’s rate has continuously increased. According to the 2011 CHA, Sampson County’s infant death rate was 10.6 which was higher than the North Carolina’s rate of 8.3. Currently, Sampson County’s infant death rate has increased to 11.9, while the state’s rate decreased to 7.5. Heart Disease Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and in Sampson County. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. There were 671 deaths in Sampson County from 2008-2012 due to heart disease. Sampson County’s heart disease rate exceeds North Carolina’s rate with African American males having the highest heart disease rates. While exceeding the state’s heart disease rate does seem to be a trend, Sampson County has seen a decrease since the 2011 and 2007 CHA’s. 3 Cancer Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina and the second leading cause of death in Sampson County. There were 669 deaths in Sampson County from 2008-2012 due to cancer. Sampson County’s female breast cancer mortality rate has declined since the 2011 CHA and is now lower than the state’s rate. When compared to the 2011 CHA, cancer death rates for African American males and white females decreased while the death rate for white males increased. The county is expected to have a total of 139 cancer deaths in 2014. Childhood Obesity In 2009, 19.7% of Sampson County’s children ages 2-18 years of age were overweight compared to 16.2% of North Carolina’s children. In 2009, 19.1% of Sampson County’s children were obese. Teenage Pregnancy Rates Sampson County’s teenage pregnancy rates have decreased since the 2011 CHA, but remain higher than North Carolina’s rates. Hispanics have the highest teenage pregnancy rates while whites have the lowest. Sampson County has the highest teenage pregnancy rates compared to peer counties. Sampson County’s African American population has the highest percentage of low birth weights, and it is higher than the state’s percentage. Sampson County’s percentage of short interval live births is higher than the state’s rate. Sampson County’s Hispanic race has the most live birth rates. The percentage of Sampson County women that delivered by cesarean section is higher than North Carolina’s percentage. Sampson County’s fetal death rate exceeds North Carolina’s rate. Approximately 13.5% of women in Sampson County reported smoking during pregnancy compared to 10.6% of women in North Carolina. According to the 2011 CHA, 10.6% of women in the county reported smoking during pregnancy compared to 11.0% of women in North Carolina. Sampson County’s total teen pregnancy rate exceeds North Carolina’s rate, just as it did in the 2011 CHA. All of Sampson County’s teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity exceed North Carolina’s rates. Sampson County ranks 9th for teen pregnancy. Sampson County’s total, white, and minority fertility rates exceed the state’s rates among teenagers ages 15-19. The minority population has the highest rate of births. Sampson County’s total abortion rate is lower than the state’s rate for women ages 15-44. Sampson County minorities have a higher rate of abortion. Poverty Rates According to the US Census Bureau, more Sampson County residents lived below the poverty level from 2008‐2012 compared to North Carolina’s residents. In 2009, the county had approximately 13,646 people living in poverty. In 2011, 31.3% of Sampson County children lived in poverty compared to 25.4% of North Carolina’s children. According to the 2011 CHA, in 2009, 28.4% of Sampson County children lived below poverty compared to 22.5% of North Carolina’s children. Sampson County’s percentage of children living in poverty has been higher than the state’s for more than five years. In 2009, approximately 4,734 children were living in poverty in Sampson County. Conclusion These risk factors are primarily responsible for increasing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease (stroke), and cancers. Chronic diseases affect all races, genders, and income groups. To address risk factors and receive proper treatment, residents need access to care. Access to care in Sampson County is often difficult because of location, transportation, language barriers, and community services. Sampson County Health Department, Sampson Regional Medical Center, and Partners for Healthy Carolinians will formulate a plan to address issues identified in this document. The plan will be a collaboration involving community partners over the next four years with the goal of having a healthier community. Editor’s Note: All information derived from the 2014 Sampson County Community Health Assessment. View the entire Health Assessment at CHA link: https://sampsondss-my.sharepoint.com/personal/susanh_sampsonnc_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=ve5YsHqXsAHf7nemDst%2bfxXrrccIxdRU7AwwxZj6h%2bA%3d&docid=023d4c240438f420e9aef4ce87b77c04e. Shop Sampson County’s Lowest Priced Pharmacy! JOIN CLINTON DRUG COMPANY SYNC PROGRAM TODAY AND RECEIVE A FREE 2 LITER DRINK! SyncRX Program NO WORRY ONE STOP NO WAIT The Pharmacy will resolve insurance issues and call your doctor for refills in advance... We’ll Make All the Calls. Your prescription refills will be synchronized to be refilled the same time each month... Reduce Your Visits to the Pharmacy. Your refilled prescriptions will be complete and ready for pick-up the same time each month... Simple and Easy. Prescription Refill Program - All Refilled Prescriptions In One Monthly Visit ENROLL TODAY! HOW DO I GET SIGNED UP? Call or stop in Clinton Drug Company. 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The CHA seeks to: identify target populations that may be at increased risk of poor health outcomes and to gain a better understanding of their needs; assess the larger community environment; and understand how multiple factors relate to the health of individuals. It identifies areas where better information is needed, especially information on: health disparities among different subpopulations; quality of health care; access to care; and public health preparedness. Every four years, the CHA is developed collaboratively by the Health Department and Sampson Regional Medical Center to satisfy state requirements for each organization. Data is collected by a community survey and other government and credible sources. HEALTH ASSESSMENT, cont. from 1 www.thesampsonweekly.com 4 www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS HONORS, cont. from 1 Chief Jay Tilley stated, “The Clinton Police Officer of The year is an award given to an officer that has excelled in living up to the department’s core principles of Integrity, Professionalism, Respect, and Teamwork. The award is determined by a committee of previous Officers of the Year recipients who take very seriously the high standards of this award.” Tilley continued, “Corporal Matthews is a valuable resource to our department. He is always willing to volunteer to help other officers with their work. Hi is often called on to step in for shift sergeants. He is considered a mentor to the younger officers. Corporal Mathew’s knowledge of policing and his work ethic makes him an excellent choice for the 2014 Officer of the Year.” Officer Mathews currently serves as a corporal on the Police department, having joined the force in 2008. Mathews holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University. Among his many accomplishments, Corporal Mathews has received eighteen police commendations over his career. Mathews was assigned to the Neighborhood Improvement Team after one year with the department and currently serves as a Housing Officer. During his time of service with Housing, there has been a decrease in crime and an improvement to the quality of life for the residents. In addition to this position, Officer Mathews oversees the Nuisance Vehicle program for the department. Currently Mathews is slated to be promoted to Sergeant in February of 2015. Corporal Mathews is married to Jennifer Mathews and they have a two year old son, Ayden. Congratulations to Corporal Mathews and his family for this honor. Week of February 6-12, 2015 TEACHERS, cont. from 1 Director of Finance, announced to the board that an individual had made a donation to Clinton City Schools in the amount of $10,812.00. Locklear stated, “We received the donation following our January Board of Education meeting. Our Board policy requires us to report donations over $5,000.00 to the Board at their next meeting.” While this was not the largest single donation according to Locklear. It was a significantly large donation which was much appreciated by board members and administration. Faith Jackson The $10,812.00 gift was given anonymously and was intended to provide expanded educational opportunities for students at Sampson Middle School. Faith Jackson Joins CCS Also announced Monday night was the addition of Faith Jackson to the Clinton City Schools Administrative staff. Mrs. Jackson will become the Community Liaison / Grant Writer for Clinton City Schools. Jackson received her undergraduate degree in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University and a Master’s Degree from Gardner Webb University in Executive Leadership. She began her career in education as an Exceptional Children’s teacher with Sampson County Schools. She and her husband, Jon Jackson, have a 3 year old son named Cooper Jackson. ”Through my Master’s Degree internship, I discovered an inner passion for writing grants, and gained an understanding of how nurturing community relationships for education is vital,” stated Jackson. “The new position of Community Liaison / Grant Writer with Clinton City Schools, is going to allow me to pursue my passion to benefit the Clinton City Schools as well as Clinton community.” The Sampson Weekly PO Box 1915 Clinton NC, 28329 910.590.2102 “In the new position it is my responsibility to be the liaison for community partnerships to further Clinton City Schools’ mission and vision. I will assist the Superintendent and the District by locating and writing grants, as well as any other special projects that are requested of me. The position and my responsibilities are ever evolving as all things in education are.” Sylvia Chestnutt 910.590.6086 [email protected] Melvin Henderson 910.379.9708 [email protected] Advertising 910.590.2102 [email protected] Information 910.590.2102 [email protected] Lifestyles & Announcements [email protected] Classifieds 910.590.2102 Superintendent Stuart Blount stated, “We are excited to have Mrs. Jackson join the Clinton City Schools family. Mrs. Jackson will provide support for our system in the areas of community relations and grant writing.” [email protected] Safely get in and out of your chair again! All Lift Chairs 10% OFF! MATTHEWS Health Mart PHARMACY 408 Northeast Blvd 910-592-2343 Jordan Shopping Center t gif a r her neve e v Gi e will et! sh forg 105 Wall Street • Downtown Clinton 910-592-5249 [email protected] Week of February 6-12, 2015 We Should Know... www.thesampsonweekly.com LOCAL NEWS 5 WHICH OF THESE Neuropathy SYMPTOMS SUFFER FROM? DO YOU Reduced Blood Flow Damaged Nerve Ed Causey with JW Simmons of “We Should Know” Tuesdays from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM, J.W. Simmons hosts a radio show on 1170 AM called “We Should Know”, and The Sampson Weekly will feature portions of the transcripts in our continuing efforts to bring you more coverage of what is happening in our community. The guest for this week’s show is Sampson County Manager, Mr. Ed Causey. Ed Causey has been with Sampson County for 5 years as County Manager. Prior to becoming the County Manager for Sampson County, Mr. Causey spent 39 years with the United States Department of Agriculture. Causey graduated from NC State University with dual degrees in Animal Science and Poultry Science, and then attained his Masters in Economics. During his career with the USDA Rural Development, Mr. Causey says, he became very familiar with Sampson County working to help gain financing for schools and water systems, and working with various towns within our community. The County Manager serves as the County’s chief administrator, providing administration and supervision of all departments over which the Board of Commissioners has authority to control and ensuring the Board’s orders, resolutions, policies and ordinance are faithfully executed. In Sampson County, the County Manager also serves as the official Clerk to the Board, overseeing the preparation of the Board’s meeting agenda; the Personnel Officer, overseeing the recruitment of subordinate officers and employees as deemed necessary by the Board except those officers elected by the people or whose appointment is otherwise provided for by law; and the Budget Officer, overseeing the receipt, disbursement, accounting and investment of County funds, and preparing the annual budget. Causey says, of the things he’s learned while working, “In government, this world is a changing landscape. And the first thing you need to do is recognize and understand that the landscape is changing.” He adds that up until 2008 most communities in NC would have reported an increase in tax base by 2-3% each year. Causey explains that with such an increase each year, governments were able to account for yearly increases in standard costs such as utilities. “Since 2008,” says Causey, “that has not been the case. We have sort of operated on a flat line.” That, says Causey had led to challenges as the economy has changed. “Governments have to react, and sometimes the impact on county governments is a little different. The demands on us is even greater sometimes when the economy is down versus when the economy is good.” JW Simmons starts by asking Ed Causey to discuss the relationship between his office and other various departments in county government. Cause explains, “There is basically 3 types of relationships that a county manager and county government has. Number one are those departments, such as Emergency Services or the Library that fall directly under the jurisdiction of the county manager. Not only do you have influence over their budget, but you have influence over administrative matters in that office.” comes from a business family. Both own and operate family businesses. Simmons asks Causey what changes he might expect with the changing dynamic of the county commissioners. Causey begins, “Anytime you bring new members on the board you bring in perspective. I think particularly in the case of Mrs. Lee and Mr. Wooten, both have a wide range of business experience, and so they have some expectation of how they would like to see county government operate.” “And I think both of them have a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get into the details,” adds Causey. “I think they are going to bring a perspective and some guidance and direction, along with the rest of the members of the board, that’s going to be very positive and productive.” Next, JW Simmons asks Ed Causey to discuss the difference between how private sector business operates versus public sector business, and what learning curve there could be for people operating in one versus the other. Causey replies, “We have already had a number of discussions, and I think very positive discussions, but you’ve cut right to the heart of the matter. Everybody says that government should be run like a business. I would disagree to the extent that we should use business like practices, but we don’t have the same opportunities of private business… For example, if you’ve got a downturn in the economy and you operate a private business, you get to determine how you’re going to adjust the market you serve. You get to adjust the products that you are going to serve. You get to decide if you are going to reduce certain operational functions of your business.” In government,” continues Causey, “we are generally required to provide mandated services that have to be provided whether or not the economy is up or down. If the economy is on the downturn, and people are without jobs then the demand for our departments that provide services for the basic survival of people, those demands are going to continue and the pressure on county government is going to be the same.” “One of the examples I would tell you, think about what we’re doing in Sampson County, we provide paramedic level service for everybody in this county. If I, as a private entrepreneur, was going to provide those services and select the market I served, I would pick out your high population centers and I could carve you out a business that would be very productive.” “On the other hand, when I’m then charges to provide a high quality service to every resident – and I applaud the commissioners for their decision - then there are some expenditures. At the end of the day, what we have to understand is that we are getting to the point that we need to have a conversation about the services that we want county government to provide. Are their some limitations that we need to put on these services if we need to create the budget constants in the future that are likely “Then we have two elected officials that we to come?” work with in Sampson County, the Sheriff’s Office and the Register of Deeds. They are Causey explains that residents living well elected and basically have the right to hire beyond the city limits of Clinton expect and and fire their employees at will. The one thing are provided the same level of paramedic that we have to do, and we work with both service as those who live in downtown the Sheriff’s Office and the Register of Deeds Clinton. “That is a service that costs in order Office, is we do have the authority to approve to provide the service. I think we’re 940 the budget. Fortunately we have established a square miles in the county, and so it’s just a very good relationship, and so on budgetary tremendous area. And I think we all can be matters; we do have some mutual influence very proud of the fact that in our county our commissioners are committed to providing and cooperative spirit that we work out.” those high quality services.” Next, Simmons says that for the first time in Sampson County a woman has been elected “As time goes by,” adds Causey, “and we look to the county board and sits as vice chair for at the budgetary constraints that we have, the county commissioners. Simmons asks we may have to revisit some of those areas Causey how that might affect the board being and determine the level of services we want significantly different from, “the good old boys to provide quite frankly.” club”. 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Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 320 NE Boulevard • Jordan Plaza • Clinton, NC 28328 • 910-596-0606 8 www.thesampsonweekly.com FAITH Week of February 6-12, 2015 Have I Got A Story To Share With You! know, I’m not talking about some watered-down Veggie Tale cartoon version of Christian heroes, but rather teach them straight from the Scriptures. That way should terror strike … instead of becoming terror-filled; you and your loved ones will be filled with faith in God and thereby empowered to handle adversity and persecution … even to the point of death. “It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the grandson of the king, but chose to share ill-treatment with God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought that it was better to suffer for the promised Christ than to own all the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking forward to the great reward that God would give him. And it was because he trusted God that he left the land of Egypt and wasn’t afraid of the king’s anger. Moses kept right on going; it seemed as though he could see God right there with him. And it was because he believed God would save his people that he commanded them to kill a lamb as God had told them to and sprinkle the blood on the doorposts of their homes so that God’s terrible Angel of Death could not touch the oldest child in those homes as he did among the Egyptians. Evidently members of ISIS believe their usual methods of torture via crucifixions and beheadings has lost its shock value and is no longer effective in terrorizing their enemies. I say this because a few days ago, ISIS chose to cage and then burn alive Jordanian pilot Lt. Moza alKasasbeh. Unbelievably ISIS tortured and killed one of their own. For Lt. Moza al-Kasasbeh is of the same faith as ISIS … Islam. “The people of Israel trusted God and went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground. But when the Egyptians chasing them tried it, they all were drowned. “It was faith that brought the walls of Jericho tumbling down after the people of Israel had walked around them seven days as God had commanded them. By faith— because she believed in God and his power—Rahab the harlot did not die with all the others in her city when they refused to obey God, for she gave a friendly welcome to the spies. by Debra Joy Wallace all the other prophets. These people all trusted God and as a result won battles, overthrew kingdoms, ruled their people well, and received what God had promised them; they were kept from harm in a den of lions and in a fiery furnace. Some, through their faith, escaped death by the sword. Some were made strong again after they had been weak or sick. Others were given great power in battle; they made whole armies turn and run away. And some women, through faith, received their loved ones back again from death. But others trusted God and were beaten to death, preferring to die rather than turn from God and be free— trusting that they would rise to a better life afterwards. “Some were laughed at and their backs cut open with whips, and others were chained in dungeons. Some died by stoning and some by being sawed in two; others were promised freedom if they would renounce their faith, then were killed with the sword. Some went about in skins of sheep and goats, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in dens and caves. They were hungry and sick and ill-treated—too good for this world. And these men of faith, though they trusted God and won his approval, none of them received all that God had promised them; for God wanted them to wait and share the even better rewards that were prepared for us.”—Hebrews 11:24-40; The Living Bible “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7; KJV “Well, how much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah and David and Samuel and Debra Joy Wallace is an inspirational columnist and speaker. Email: [email protected] debrawallace.com – Website: www.debrawallace.com – Facebook Page: “Weighty Inspiration by Debra Joy” Living in the South there is always plenty of good food being cooked up. As far as I’m concerned, no other place on Earth can compare with good ole’ country Southern cookin’! Country ham, red-eye gravy and grits. Southeastern North Carolina barbecue with VINEGAR based sauce, coleslaw and hush puppies. Pork chops coated in flour, fried golden brown with gravy and rice. Country-style steak with onions and gravy over homemade mashed potatoes. Fresh butter beans, fried okra, sweet corn creamed at the kitchen sink. Peach cobbler, banana pudding, pecan pie and homemade pound cake. It’s enough to make a marble statue drool! But for me, nothing, and I mean nothing beats fatback and biscuits. Just ask anyone who knows me well. That’s an absolute favorite. Fatback fried up just right with hot flakey biscuits. Oh my goodness! Throw in some collards or fresh spring cabbage. Lord have mercy! Fatback with a bowl of homemade vegetable soup is lip smacking good. I have just one problem. Since my heart surgery, fatback is not suppose to be on my menu. So I’ve had to cut way back on my all time favorite. I’ve always loved fatback. When I was a child Mama often cooked a pot of big dry butterbeans, fried fatback and made homemade biscuits for supper in the winter. A pot of collards, fatback and cornbread was a regular autumn meal. In the spring she often cooked fresh sharp-head cabbage out of the garden, fried fatback and biscuits for supper. In the summer it was butterbeans fresh out of the garden with okra, fresh sliced tomatoes and yep - fried fatback and biscuits. Of course we ate other meats too, but we ate fatback a lot I guess (or I just remember it the most). But I didn’t mind because I loved it! When I was expecting my daughter, I visited my parents in the spring. Mama had cooked fresh cabbage, fatback and biscuits. I remember that meal well, because I broke a filling out of my tooth on the fatback. Because I was pregnant, my dentist would only put in a temporary filling until after my daughter was born. All of that did nothing to dampen my love of fatback! Through the years I have enjoyed it immensely. My friend Mr. Harry Hoover loves country ham and biscuits as much as I love fatback and biscuits. We have often teased each other about that! Oh, but age has a way of catching up with us and changing our bodies and throwing health problems into the mix. That often changes our diets, much to our dismay. But, I’m thankful the Lord brought me through heart surgery and gave me more time with my family and friends. And every now and then, I admit, I can still be spied chomping down on some good ole’ golden brown fried fatback and biscuits. Some habits are really hard to break! The next time you go to a down-home country buffet in a restaurant, check for fatback. If they ain’t got it, they ain’t down-home country, trust me. And soggy fatback doesn’t count either! Crispy fried fatback and biscuits, now that’s down-home country, Written by southern style! Carolyn Horrell Mintz TG I F weekend, the Psalmist presents another perspective of TGIF! God warns us in His Word that terror will increase. So I ask you, are you preparing yourself and your loved ones for possible acts of terror? How do you prepare? One way is by reading your Bible to gain more knowledge of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit. Also study the heroes of the Christian faith. And teach your children / grandchildren about them too. And just so you FAT BACK AND BISCUITS Psalm 118:24 –This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. By Vanessa W. Polk TGIF is an acronym for “Thank God It’s Friday!” The familiar phrase is often used to express the joy a person feels in knowing that the work week is ending; and a trouble free, fun and relaxing weekend is about to begin. After enduring a difficult week on the job or at school, many people look forward to spending their time off doing things they enjoy – sleeping, watching sports, hanging out with friends, playing with the children or grandchildren, reading, etc. However, this excitement about Friday somehow seems to drown out any joyfulness about a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Although there is nothing wrong with rejoicing about the approaching The text suggest that we should rejoice and be thankful for every day the Lord gives to us. Sometimes we can get so focus on ‘living for the weekend’ that we miss the tremendous blessings and meaningful experiences from Monday to Thursday. The Psalmist offers a radical thought that we should embrace every day of the week, not just Friday with gladness. The Psalmist calls upon us to celebrate, rejoice and be glad about the blessings, challenges, opportunities, and new mercies within every day. Regardless of the daily circumstances, we should appreciate each day as a wonderful gift from God. “Every day is a day of thanksgiving. God’s been so good to me, everyday He’s blessing me. Every day is a day of thanksgiving; take the time to glorify the Lord today.” Before you jump into your weekend, take a few minutes and look back over your week. Reflect on the challenges, recount the blessings you received, and recall the many ways God presented himself to you throughout the week. When you have finished that, take time to praise God for who God is and how God has met you at your point of need on the job, at school or in your home. Thank you God for Friday! Thank you God for Forgiveness! Thank you God for using Friday for the good of all humanity when Jesus died on a Friday for our sins! Thank you God for the Sunday when Jesus rose from the dead! Thank you God for the Tuesday when I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Thank you God that through faith in Jesus Christ I can now experience you and walk by faith each day. “Walk on by faith each day… on Monday walk on, on Tuesday walk on. Let Jesus be your guide, he is able to carry the load, and he can see down the road. Walk on by faith each day.” May we resolve to live every day to the fullest, full of faith, joyfulness and thanksgiving. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light DAY, and the darkness he called NIGHT. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. –Genesis 1:1, 3-5 Week of February 6-12, 2015 What’s Happening at SCT www.thesampsonweekly.com ENTERTAINMENT 9 EAST PARK CINEMA “Come In And Enjoy A Movie” 122 Southeast Blvd. Hwy 701 Business (910) 592-2800 www.eastparkcinema5.com We Have The Best Popcorn In Town!!! We Are Now 100% Digital SPONGE OUT OF WATER STARTS FRIDAY Rated: PG Starring: Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most superheroic adventure yet. Friday: 6:45 & 8:45 Saturday & Sunday: 2:30 4:30 6:45 & 8:45 Monday-Thursday: 6:45 “It’s family first and family last and family by and by” these lyrics along with dozens more will be heard at the Sampson Community Theatre as the quirky and interesting Addams Family begin their six show run. The production which is being sponsored by Performance Dodge and is directed by Angela Martin features 24 performers. These actors come from many communities and have come together to tell the story of the Addams Family. A family that many grew up watching at home. If you loved the television show or enjoyed the movies, you will not be disappointed with this musical comedy. The story revolves around the beloved family - Gomez (Chuck Moore), Morticia (Logan Tart) and their family, Wednesday (Isabelle Moore), Pugsley (Zachary Lucas), Grandmama (Kathy Day), Uncle Fester (Clay Boney) and their butler, Lurch (Eli Bradley). The family meets the Beinekes’ - a family from Ohio whose son, Lucas (Caleb Weeks) has fell in love with Wednesday Addams. The parents Alice (Michele McKee) and Mal (Bruce Creech) enter in the picture and we get to see what happens throughout the night. Along the way you will also meet the Addams Family ancestors portrayed by Taylor Gilbert, Wawa Ko, Gary Wilson, Guy Padgett, Wesley Cowand, Lucas Jackson, Jan Rawls, Debbie Shatterly, Amanda Parker, Kaitlyn Royal, Audrey Moore, Julie Carter and Audrey Moore. You will also see a cameo of the Addams Family’s cousin, It (Courtney Parker). This is certainly a show filled with laughter, dance and great tunes. We hope to see you at one of our 6 productions. The show begins on Friday, February 6 and runs until the 15th. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Matthews Gifts or Inkspot. JUPITER ASCENDING STARTS FRIDAY Rated: PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along. Friday: 6:30 & 9:00 Saturday & Sunday: 2:15 5:15 & 8:15 Monday-Thursday: 6:30 AMERICAN SNIPER NOW PLAYING Rated: R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” Friday: 6:15 & 8:45 Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 5:00 & 8:00 Monday-Thursday: 6:15 Pugsley (Zachary Lucas) gets his chance to ruin the family dinner in the Addams Family rehearsal. The production is being produced by the Sampson Community Theatre. Show times are February 6-15 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 and Sunday performances at 3. The show is sponsored by Performance Dodge. (photo by Anita Royal) PADDINGTON NOW PLAYING Rated: PG for mild action and rude humor Starring: Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters From the beloved novels by Michael Bond, Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Firth) who travels to the city in search of a home. The Addams Family ancestors practice their Tango of Love Dance Number alongside Morticia (Logan Tart) and Gomez (Chuck Moore) during the Sampson Community Theatre’s production of The Addams Family. Show times are February 6-15 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 and Sunday performances at 3. The show is sponsored by Performance Dodge. (photo by Anita Royal) Friday: 7:00 & 9:00 Saturday & Sunday: 2:30 4:30 7:00 & 9:00 Monday-Thursday: 7:00 THE WEDDING RINGER NOW PLAYING Rated: R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers, Olivia Thirlby Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy. Friday: 8:45 ONLY Saturday & Sunday: 4:15 & 8:45 Monday-Thursday: 6:30 TAKEN 3 NOW PLAYING Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Cousin It stops by to visit the Addams Family during the Sampson Community Theatre’s production of the Addams Family - show times are February 6-15 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 and Sunday performances at 3 pm. (photo by Angela Martin) Friday: 6:30 Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 & 6:30 STARTING February 13th with SPECIAL PREMIERE Thursday February 12th at 8pm! FIFTY SHADES OF GREY 10 www.thesampsonweekly.com Black History Month Week of February 6-12, 2015 In our ongoing commitment to reflect the diversity of the community we serve, Van Go is pleased to honor Coach Willie Jacobs for his dedication and commitment to enrich the lives of everyone in Sampson County. 607 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC 28328 910-590-2223 Henry Lee Treadwell Model for First PA Program Born in 1922, Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell was no stranger to hard times. An African American born in a small southern town, Treadwell knew first-hand the hardships of the times. Raised by a farming family, Butler and Georgia Johnson Treadwell, Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell would raise himself up from the dusty fields in Garland, NC to notoriety in the national medical community. Medical schools across the nation would later pay tribute to the life’s work of the Garland native – the man who would become the model for Physician’s Assistant Programs all across the United States. Through hard work, long hours away from family, and dedication to practice and patients, Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell would earn a reputation as one of the area’s best medical providers. More trusted by patients than his white counterparts with medical degrees, Treadwell provided medical care to patients both white and black – Not because patients didn’t have a choice, but because they did and they choose “Buddy” Treadwell. Vivian Treadwell Gunter, “Buddy” Treadwell’s oldest daughter, says of her father, “Everybody loved him, white and black. And all the children wanted to see him, rather than Dr. Johnson.” Mrs. Gunter explains that Dr. Johnson could be a little intimidating, especially to children (even herself at the time), and that children both white and black preferred the care of Treadwell at times, especially if it was an injection or stitches. Dr. Amos Johnson was even quoted as saying, “The richest man in town would rather have Buddy sew him up than me because he can do it better than I can.”(1) But it didn’t start out that way. Buddy Treadwell learned his way, and earned his way, up the ladder. And as his knowledge and his skill grew, so too did his reputation. But it would take years of work and studying under Dr. Johnson – A relationship that matured over time from worker/boss, student/teacher, mentor and eventually true mutual respect and friendship. Buddy Treadwell had known Dr. Johnson for many years, when at 18 years old he entered Dr. Johnson office looking for a job in 1940. Those first few years, according to Mrs. Gunter, Buddy Treadwell would work as Johnson’s orderly, moving patients, stocking shelves and cleaning up. But as time progressed Buddy would become interested in other functions around the office. “He was gifted,” says Vivian Treadwell Gunter, “He was good at whatever he did.” And with a natural curiosity and desire to learn, Treadwell would soon be learning and eventually doing laboratory procedures such as blood tests and urinalysis. He would also learn to develop x-rays, take blood pressure readings, and even place and remove sutures in patients. Within 10 years Buddy Treadwell, with no formal college training, would acquire the knowledge and skill required to run a general medical practice. Working side by side, Dr. Johnson grew to trust Treadwell’s knowledge and skills, so too did their patients, both white and black. Johnson was an overworked rural doctor who needed help, and Treadwell was a gifted medical aid able to provide it… An aid that Dr. Johnson would come to refer to as his “Assistant”. The pair developed a working trust for one another, and when that trust would be questioned by others in the medical field, Dr. Johnson would reply that he had complete confidence in Treadwell. “He (Treadwell) works for me much as a resident in a hospital works for an attending,” stated Dr. Johnson. When asked about possible liability, Johnson acknowledged that he was at risk, but that the risks were offset by the advantages. He indicated that the people in the community knew him and his assistant, some were third generation patients, and in a place like this, “suing their doctor is the furthest thing from their minds.”(1) Buddy Treadwell and Dr. Amos Johnson’s relationship would continue for 35 years until Dr. Johnson’s death in 1975. The pair would often be seen walking the fields of Garland after work or on weekends hunting quail and discussing medicine. The bond of trust between them so tight, that after Dr. Johnson’s death in 1975, Treadwell would leave his work in medicine rather than try to develop that trust with another doctor. While offers continued to pour in from other doctor’s in the county, Treadwell left the work he so loved and moved into another chapter of his life, but along the way, he and Dr. Johnson would virtually write the Physician’s Assistant handbook. The teamwork of Dr. Johnson and Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell was not uncommon at the time. Many doctors of the day had aids or assistants in their office to help meet the needs of the community. What was uncommon of course was that Buddy Treadwell did so as an African American, treating both white and black patients, during a time when African Americans were forced to use separate facilities, attended separate schools and even eat lunch at separate counters. Buddy Treadwell would work with Dr. Johnson 20 years before those brave students in Greensboro ordered lunch at Woolworth’s. The Greensboro Four and the Woolworth Sitin would have a major impact on the Civil Rights movement, but Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell, and other African Americans of the day would also impact race relations in America. Pioneers like Buddy Treadwell didn’t set out to change anything, they simply went to work each day and were extremely good at what they did. Much like famed African American surgical technician Vivien Thomas, developer of the Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, which would become the standard of care in the 1940’s for Blue Baby Syndrome, Treadwell’s work in medicine would have a lasting impact on the medical community. In the early 1960’s, as Eugene A. Stead, Jr. was looking for ways to lessen the work load of overworked rural doctors, he would come to know of Dr. Johnson and Buddy Treadwell. Prior to the establishment of a formal training program, many physicians trained their own assistants on the job. Most of these trained assistants already had medical experience as military corpsmen or nurses. But it was the relationship between Dr. Johnson and Buddy Treadwell that would crystalize Stead’s vision of the prototypical Physician’s Assistant. In 1965, Eugene A. Stead founded the Duke University Physician’s Assistant Program – A program modeled after Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell’s life work. Courtesy photo by Vivian Treadwell Gunter Today Treadwell’s name is most often the name first attributed to pioneering the field of Physician’s Assistant. In fact, a study hall at the University of Maryland is named in his honor. Treadwell himself would later decline to take the national physician assistant certifying examination. Perhaps expecting a man to take a test to prove he could do what he had done for so many years was just too much to ask. Treadwell didn’t seek fame or accolades, as his daughter Vivian recalls, “Daddy just got up and went to work every day. He loved what he did and the people he did it for, they loved him.” Buddy Treadwell would eventually leave his work in medicine to head back to the farm. He wanted to spend more time with his wife and family. He and his wife Lucille would purchase a farm together and later open a popular grill in Garland as well as a barber shop. Lucille Treadwell would become well known in the area for her cooking, and even after her husband’s death Lucille would keep the grill open. Together, Buddy and Lucille Treadwell had four children: Vivian Treadwell Gunter (Clinton, NC), Linda Corbin (Clinton, NC), Mary Ann Townsend (Denver, CO) and Henry Lee Treadwell Jr (Garland, NC). In April 1969, James C. Mau, Stead’s chief administrator, asked the Duke University PA Program to honor Henry Lee “Buddy” Treadwell because “he (Buddy) had played a very significant role in the evolution of this Program, for it was through Dr. Stead’s contact with him and Dr. Johnson that nurtured the notion (PA concept).” Treadwell was made an Honorary Physician Assistant by the Duke PA program in 1970. (1) Sources (1)Physician Assistant History Society, Johns Creek, GA. Biography, Treadwell, Henry L. (2013) Retrieved at http://www.pahx.org/treadwell-henry-lee-buddy A compassionate service is what you will receive at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home. Our professionally licensed staff is here to serve your family during this most difficult and emotional time. We are an African-American family owned firm that has been serving the needs of multi-cultural families in Sampson, Duplin and the surrounding counties for over 70 years. We thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us. Family affair: Racing’s Elliott family has a milestone week NCMA honors Mike Helton Bob Leverone/Getty Images for NASCAR Bob Leverone/Getty Images for NASCAR For the Elliott family of Dawsonville, Georgia, this past week was about as big as it gets — with two milestone events on back-to-back days. First, last Thursday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Chase Elliott, at age 19, has been hired to take over the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet from the retiring Jeff Gordon, beginning with the 2016 season. In the meantime, Chase will defend his Xfinity Series championship and make five Sprint Cup starts. Then, the next night, Chase’s father, Bill Elliott, was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It’s a success story that began decades ago, when Bill’s late father, George, first urged his sons to chase their dreams of racing in NASCAR, buying them hand-me-down cars and supporting their efforts to put them on the track. In the beginning, there was little indication that a week like the final one of January 2015 would ever be possible. The Elliotts were successful on the Georgia short tracks, but their NASCAR efforts left a lot to be Sprint Cup champion “Awesome” Bill Elliott was desired. inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with the Bill Elliott said his dad had a vision for a NASCAR Class of 2015. 2014 Nationwide Series chamfuture, and a unique way of motivating his sons Ernie, pion Chase Elliott will take over Dan and Bill. drive cars than how to prepare the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet af“He always was leading you that way,” he said. “He never said, them. From the beginning, he ter the 2015 Sprint Cup season. ‘Hey, you need to do this.’ The way he proceeded was, he’d go buy raced — and still races — more a race car and he’d look at me and Ernie, and he’d say, ‘Hey, y’all like a veteran than a rookie. need to go run Charlotte here in a few weeks.’” He’s always seemed to instinctively know when to push his car Even the boys’ most ardent supporters didn’t see much hope hard and when to preserve his equipment. He also has a vetfor the fledgling team operating out of an old elementary school eran’s feel for when to be aggressive in racing an opponent and — where the race car was prepared in old classrooms with when to wait and fight the battle another time. chalkboards still attached to the walls. Chase is smart enough to acknowledge his shortcomings, “The car would be a total disaster,” Bill recalled. “Some of the although they’re few, and he doesn’t get too up or too down, no things we showed up with were just terrible. But that was his matter how a race or a season is going. way of nudging you along to try and make you better and better.” “He’s an incredibly good race car driver,” Bill says of his son. What George did preach was the value of hard work. It wasn’t “I’m not saying it’s because he’s my kid. I’ve watched him week in uncommon for him to call his boys away from their race car and week out through the short tracks, through all the stuff that preparation to haul hay or do some other sweaty chore. The end the kid has done, and he’s a pretty phenomenal race car driver. result was that the Elliott sons developed the same work ethic as “I’ve said all along he’s better than I ever thought about being their father. Even as the team progressed to the point where they as far as driving a race car, and the way he processes knowing the were winning races and poles, the brothers still often pulled allthings he wants out of the race car. I think he’s got a good enough nighters at the shop, then went off to race or test the next day. head on his shoulders. He’s got some great people around him.” “I didn’t feel like I was the best race car driver, but I was Ray Evernham, who is in the unique position of being Bill Elprobably the hardest-working race car driver at the time,” Bill liott’s former car owner and the one-time crew chief of the No. recalled. “We never gave up, and I think that ethic took us to 24 Chevrolet that Chase will take over in 2016, said he has no the level it took us to. doubt the youngster will find success in his full-time Cup career. “Without my dad and the ethic he taught us early on, we “I can tell you that I’m not surprised at his success, because would have never achieved the things that we did.” I’ve known Chase since he was 5 years old, and I’ve seen him In Chase’s career, the financial struggles and lack of top-flight do some pretty amazing things behind the scenes coming along, equipment weren’t an issue in his first years as a driver. like whipping Bill and I both testing a dirt car one day when he Chase’s early years, particularly in Late Model racing, saw was about 12 years old,” Evernham said. him, in a similar manner to the previous Elliott generation, “I know that Chase will do a really good job because I told him take advantage of what he’d learned from his father. all the time he’s the luckiest kid in the world — he’s got his Only the things he picked up on had more to do with how to daddy’s talent and his mama’s looks.” NOTEBOOK NASCAR President Mike Helton, who is usually the one giving out awards, found himself on the receiving end recently, as the North Carolina Motorsports Association awarded him the Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award. Previous recipients include the late Bill France Jr., Benny Parsons and Dale Earnhardt, along with Bruton Smith, Junior Johnson, H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and the Jarrett family. Veteran motorsports journalist Tom Higgins, who for years was the NASCAR beat writer for the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, received the Jim Hunter Memorial Media Award. NUMERICALLY SPEAKING at which Fred 32 Age Lorenzen got his 26th and final NASCAR victory. at which Rex 34 Age White ran his final NASCAR race. at which Bill 56 Age Elliott ran his final NASCAR race. in the 2015 3 Drivers class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame with fewer than 250 career starts in the series now known as Sprint Cup: Rex White, 233; Joe Weatherly, 230; and Fred Lorenzen, 158. NASCAR Chairman Brian France met with reporters last week to discuss the state of the sport, and one of the main points he emphasized was that there would be no tweaks to the format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He said he and other officials made that decision after looking at the results of the 2014 season — the first under the current format — and after hearing from fans on the matter. “[Fans] like the fact that it tightened up competition,” France said. “They liked the drama down the stretch. They liked the emphasis on winning. And one of the things they told us is that they really liked the idea that we weren’t going to change anything, and they strongly suggested that we didn’t — and we’re not going to.” France also answered questions about how the sanctioning body might react if the accusations of domestic violence on the part of driver Kurt Busch are found to be true. “We’ve got to let the facts come in,” he said. “There would be no reason for me or NASCAR or anybody else to get ahead of those facts, given that they may change. Let’s let the facts come in, and if there’s something for us to react to, you can appreciate that we will be very careful and very aware of what the circumstances are.” France said he wasn’t inclined to allow team owners to field more than four cars apiece, even in an environment where there are just 43 cars entered for many races of late. He also said he’d like to see new owners come in to the sport, and hopes the new rules packages could be a step in that direction. “We want to have an open sport where if you’ve got the will to compete, we’re going to make it as easy as reasonably possible for us to compete in this sport,” he NASCAR Chairman Brian France told reporters that there will be no change to the format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. said. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR Brian France discusses the state of NASCAR; says no changes to Chase format in 2015 Class of 2015’s Hall of Fame induction brings heartwarming stories Advertise Your Business for the 2015 Season Call 910-590-2102 Starr Elliott The famed Wood Brothers crew, led by another Hall of Famer, Leonard Wood, went to work on the car’s engine, and provided a few more tweaks, all of which paid off handsomely in lap speeds. Several weeks later, Scott and his wife, Mary, traveled from their home in Danville, Virginia, to the Woods’ place in Stuart, Virginia, and presented them with a crystal vase as a token of gratitude for the assistance at Talladega. Joe Weatherly was represented at the induction by his niece, Joy Barbee, who was only 2 years old when her uncle — the reigning Sprint Cup champion at the time — died in a crash at Riverside, California, in 1964. For Barbee and her family, photos are the only real link to her uncle and his racing legacy. That and the memory of visiting his grave as a child, accompanying her mother, who was especially close to her brother the racer, on her Rex White’s induction into NASCAR’s Fred Lorenzen is surrounded weekly trips to Forest Lawn Cemetery in NorHall of Fame endeared him to many. by Bill Elliott (left) and folk, Virginia. Chase Elliott at the Hall of “His tombstone is shaped like the race track when he came in,” said Fame induction ceremony. there out in Riverside,” Barbee said. “You definitely Lorenzen’s daughter, look at that and just have to stop and think back.” Amanda Gardstrom. “Was Fred Lorenzen, NASCAR’s one-time Golden Boy, had he going to recognize evmovie-star good looks in his racing days. He was one erybody? of the first Midwesterners to be a major player in a “When we brought him in to the reception, it was mostly Southern sport. His career was relatively brief fantastic. He saw Junior [Johnson], his eyes were — just 158 races — but he won 26 of them and sat on lighting up. 32 poles. “As a child of someone that is struggling with demenDespite his dementia, he did seem to light up at the tia, to see him have these connections is … fantastic. sight of friends and former competitors, like Richard “There’s something special in his eyes this weekend, Petty and Junior Johnson. so that’s a big thank-you to everybody that was a part “We weren’t really sure what was going to happen of it.” Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR The induction ceremonies for the sixth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame brought some heartwarming stories and a tinge of sadness that two of the inductees — Wendell Scott and Joe Weatherly — didn’t live to experience the moment, and another, Fred Lorenzen, couldn’t fully appreciate the honor. Then there was one anxious moment when inductee Rex White, NASCAR’s oldest living champion at 85, suffered a nasty fall midway through his acceptance speech. White, whose walking is hampered by polio from childhood and a broken leg a couple of years ago, slipped and landed flat on his back — on live TV. Although he wasn’t seriously injured, it did put something of a damper on what he described as the biggest night of his life. But the fall, coupled with his charming way of dealing with a stumble in his speech, endeared him to many a fan who before then likely knew very little about him. The reality of that hit home for him on Saturday morning when he walked into a Charlotte, North Carolina, restaurant for breakfast, and was welcomed by nearly all of his fellow diners. Wendell Scott’s career as the first African-American to regularly compete in the NASCAR series now known as Sprint Cup has been thoroughly documented, as have his financial struggles throughout his career. But a story told by fellow Hall of Famer Glen Wood goes a long way toward showing another side of Scott that didn’t often shine through in the garages of his time in the sport. Wood recalled that Scott had put a lot of time and money into preparing a car for a race at Talladega. Yet, when the Scotts arrived at Talladega, the car didn’t perform as expected. 12 Week of February 6-12, 2015 www.thesampsonweekly.com SPORTS HCA Clinches Cape Fear Rivers Conference Season Title ures. Senior Spencer Cooke recorded a double double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Quate McKinzie also recorded a double double for the Crusaders with 14 points and 12 rebounds. CJ Kirchoff totaled 14 points and was quickly followed by Marcus Scarborough who registered 12 points for the Crusaders. With the Crusaders 27 point victory over Coastal they extended their current win streak to 10 games and improve to 15-3 (9-0) on the season. The Varsity Men will be back in action in their final regular season game of the season on Thursday, February 5 as they take on Fayetteville Academy for senior night. The Crusaders defeated Fayetteville Academy 66-43 in their last meeting. By Andrew Miller, Sports Writer Varsity Men The Varsity Men’s Basketball team clinched the Cape Fear Rivers Conference Regular Season Title on Friday, January 30 with a 74-49 victory over Fayetteville Christian. In front of a huge crowd at the Foundation Center on the campus of Harrells Christian Academy the Crusaders continued their dominance in conference play on their way to their first regular season conference title in years. The two teams scrummed back and forth in the early stages of the game which led to a slight 21-15 lead for the Crusaders at the end of the first quarter. The Crusaders stepped up their play in the second quarter which led to a 24-11 run by the Crusaders. After a strong scoring performance in the second quarter the Crusaders headed into the half with a 45-26 lead over the Warriors. Quate McKinzie led the Crusaders in scoring in the first half with 12 points. Fayetteville Christian tried to edge back into the game in the third quarter but the Crusaders halted the Warriors’ run and cruised into the fourth quarter with a 56-42 lead. HCA continued to extend their lead in the fourth quarter and gained their largest lead of 28 points at the 3:28 mark in the fourth. The Crusaders went on to claim a 74-49 victory over the Warriors. The Crusaders balanced scoring attack featured 4 players scoring in double figures. Quate McKinzie finished the game with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. McKinzie was quickly followed by Tyshii Scarborough who recorded 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Marcus Scarborough added 15 points to the Crusader scoring attack along with CJ Kirchoff who contributed 12 points and 8 rebounds. With the Crusaders 25 point victory they were named outright regular season conference champions. The Crusaders improved to 14-3 (8-0) with their victory in front of a packed house for HCA’s 7th annual Pink Out Game. The Crusaders will be back in action on Tuesday, February 3 as they travel to Coastal Christian. HCA blew by the Centurions in their last matchup. The Varsity Men traveled to Wilmington on Tuesday, February 3 to take on Coastal Christian for the Centurion’s final home game and senior night. The Centurions took advantage of a livid, excited crowd and jumped out to an early 15-9 lead heading into the second quarter. Coastal continued to roll in the early stages of the second quarter and extended their lead to 21-14 before a timeout with 5:47 left in the half. The Crusaders began to apply full court pressure out of the timeout which forced another Centurion timeout after the Crusaders cut the lead to 21-18 with 4:59 left to play in the half. The two teams continued to tug of war back and forth throughout the remainder of first half. The Crusaders headed into halftime with a slight 32-30 lead under the leadership of Marcus Scarborough with 9 points. The Crusader exploded in the third quarter and deflated any hope of a Centurion victory. HCA outscored Coastal 25-5 in the third quarter and extended their lead to 57-35. The Crusaders did not let off the throttle in the fourth quarter which eventually propelled them to a 7043 victory over the Centurions. HCA created a balanced scoring attack that featured 4 players in double fig- Varsity Raiders Take Down the Dark Horses The Clinton High School Varsity Dark Horses fell to the Midway Raiders for the second time this season 81-74 in a big conference game played last Friday night before a packed house in Spivey’s Corner. Varsity Women The Varsity Lady Crusaders sought out revenge on the Warriors in their rematch. Fayetteville Christian squeaked by the Lady Crusaders in their last matchup but HCA got the best of the Warriors in their 44-39 victory on Friday, January 30. The two teams battled on the defensive end in a low scoring first quarter. The Lady Crusaders found an 8-4 lead heading into the second. HCA jumped out to a quick start in the second quarter. They gained a 20-12 lead before a timeout by the Warriors with 1:51 left before the half. The Lady Warriors fought back and cut the HCA lead to 22-17 heading into the half. Margaret Clark led the Crusaders in scoring at the half with 14 points. The two teams struggled in the third quarter which led to a slight 28-25 Crusaders lead heading into the final quarter of play. The Lady Crusaders found themselves leading 41-37 with 39 seconds to play after a pair of made free throws by Natalie Hardin. The Warriors then came down and forced a foul which resulted in two made free throws to cut the HCA lead to 41-39 with 34 seconds left to play. The Crusaders then missed the front end of a one and one but grabbed the rebound which led to two more free throws made by Natalie Hardin to extend the Crusader lead to 42-39 with 22.7 seconds left in the fourth. The Crusaders forced another turnover which led to two made free throws by Emily Benton to seal the 44-39 victory over the Warriors. Senior, Margaret Clark and sophomore, Emily Benton both finished the game with 16 points. Natalie Hardin also contributed 10 points to the Crusader scoring attack. With the Lady Crusaders win they improved to 14-2 (7-1) on the season and claim a share of the regular season conference title. The Lady Crusaders hit the road on Tuesday, February 3 to take on Coastal Christian. HCA cruised by the Centurions in their last meeting. The Lady Crusaders rolled past the Centurions on their senior night. HCA exploded out to an early 12-6 lead with 3:16 left to play in the first quarter. Coastal fought back and cut the HCA lead to 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. Early in the second quarter Coastal tied the game at 12 before Emily Benton scored 6 straight points for the Crusaders to extend their lead to 18-12. Once again the Centurions battled back and cut the lead to 22-18 heading into the half. The Lady Crusaders began to pull away in the third quarter and rolled into the fourth quarter with a 36-22 lead. HCA did not slow down in the fourth quarter and eventually clinched a 51-36 victory over Coastal Christian. The Lady Crusaders dominated in the paint where they were led by Emily Benton who totaled 18 points and Mikaela Stroud who registered 16 points. With the Crusaders victory over Coastal they improved to 15-2 (8-1) on the season. The Lady Crusaders will be back in action for senior night as they take on Fayetteville Academy in their final regular season game of the season. HCA defeated the Lady Eagles 41-37 in triple overtime in the two team’s previous meeting. Raiders and improved to 9-1 in the conference and an impressive 14-2 overall. The Lady Dark Horses on a thriller 53-50 as they improved to 7-2 in the conference and 11-7 overall. Clinton plays at home again Friday night as they host the West Bladen Knights in another big conference game. Tip off for the varsity is 7:30 pm. The Midway Raiders Varsity team will go up against the Triton Hawks in Erwin on Friday February 5th at 8:30 pm. The Dark Horses were led by sophomore Jerimiah Pope with a season high 39 points and freshman guard Kris Williams with 10 points but the balanced scoring attack and key free throw shooting of the Raiders prevailed when it was all over. The Horses started out strong with good defense and were up 8-2 quick in the first quarter. The Raiders fought back with good three point shooting and led the 19-18 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was the start of the Jerimiah Pope show as he scored the Horses first 10 points and when he made a steal and finished it with a big dunk that brought the crowd to their feet it was 28-22 in favor of the Horses. The Raiders made a run and when Pope hit a three pointer at the buzzer it was a 44-42 Raider lead at the half. The teams played hard pressing defense in the third quarter but the Raiders were near perfect from the free throw line and led 57-52 at the end of three quarters. The teams traded baskets through most of the final quarter but the Raiders again were very effective from the foul line as the Horses were forced to foul in the last minute and it ended in an 81-74 Raider victory. The Dark Horses fell to 6-3 in the conference and 14-5 overall. The Midway Raiders stand at 15-5 Overall, 7-4 in the Conference. The junior varsity Dark Horses continued their dominance of the conference as they beat the Lakewood Drops Two In A Row The Lakewood Leopards Varsity Men’s basketball team lost Friday's (January 30th) home conference game against Rosewood by a score of 57-49. Traveling to James Kenan Tuesday (February 3rd), the varsity team lost by a score of 69-49. Lakewood’s Varsity Men’s team record stands at 6-13 and in conference 4-7. The Lakewood Leopards basketball team has a home conference game vs. Neuse Charter on Friday, February 6. High strength, versatility, low For more than 40 years Sampson County’s cost, and fast erection make your building needs... Steel Buildings a popular choice for a wide range of Retail, Commercial, Agriculture and Home projects. Steel Buildings Inc. 629 Northwest Blvd, Clinton, NC House of Raeford Farms Project Rose Hill Tires Inc. of Clinton Project has been meeting Our most recent projects... 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But I will go with wherever God puts me.” Henry, who said her favorite subject is math, noted that she would like to major in nursing and would also like to become an athletic trainer in college. “It is something I would love to do,” she said. “I like helping and motivating people so I think it would be perfect for me.” Motivation is something that Henry takes seriously. When asked if she had a piece of advice for a freshman coming into high school, Henry said flatly, “Some girls come in and they are really shy. I still get shy and nervous when I hit the court; it is just a natural thing. But you just have to get out there and push yourself. I am one that has always been able to motivate myself.” It is easy to see why Justina Henry is one of the major sparks to the Lakewood Lady Leopards Basketball team. The 16-year-old point guard is not only the team’s motivational leader, but also the spiritual leader too. “Before we hit the court, we all try to motivate each other,” the Leopard junior said. “We also get in a huddle and we all pray before we hit the court. It is very important to me that we do that in every game.” Henry, whose team is currently 13-2 overall, has been named this week’s Performance Auto/ Sampson Weekly Star Athlete of the Week. “I am really excited about the award,” she said. “It is really exciting for me. I just appreciate it.” When asked why she thinks her coaches nominated her for the award, Henry pauses and says with honesty, “Well, I think I just go out there and play as hard as I can. I try to motivate people and I work hard and never give up.” A Sampson County native, Henry said that she started playing basketball when she was about 10-years-old. Why? “My dad (Billy Ray), my brothers (Nikin and B.J.) and my older sister (Kiaira) got me involved when I was that age, I played recreation ball,” she explained. “There was something about the game that I just loved. I liked the hustling, the shooting, going hard and running. I also found out that I liked being a team leader.” Henry said that she loves watching basketball on television. “I like watching LeBron James and Chasity Melvin,” she said. “During the summer, Chasity came and worked with us and really motivated us … It was something that was really great and helped all of us on the team.” She said that this year her team has gelled because the Lady Leopards have been working as a team. “We have known each other and played together for a long time now,” Henry added, “that has helped. We know how to motivate each other and if there is a problem, we keep it off the court, we work it out there, not on the court.” Also contributing to the team’s success is head coach Lofton Kerr, notes Henry. “I have a nice relationship with him,” she said. “He works hard and he is very serious about what he does. When PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE Salutes this week’s “Well, to be honest, I have just always been that type of person,” she added. “I am the type of person who will never give up on anything I do. I believe you have to be that way. It is like the scripture (4:13) I can do all things in Christ that strengthens me. To me, it is important to take God everywhere.” Henry said that her church (Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church) has played a major part in her life. “I have been going there since I was little,” she said. “God is very important to me and I know He is with me everywhere I go.” In addition to her family, including mother Rochelle, and God, Henry said that she would like to thank Coach Kerr and a special shout out to her team. “I would like to thank my team for motivating me and always being there for me,” she said. With her determination, her positive outlook and her desire to work hard in everything she does, Henry is a name you will no doubt be hearing from for a long time to come. Student Athlete of the Week! 605 Warsaw Hwy • Clinton, NC • 910-592-JEEP(5337) 14 Week of February 6-12, 2015 www.thesampsonweekly.com EDUCATION Hardin Advances to Semi-Final National Beta demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as participation in National Beta Club activities. Harrells Christian Academy senior Natalie Hardin has advanced to the National Beta scholarship semi-final round. Hardin, daughter of Wilt and Tracy Hardin of Elizabethtown, is one of 425 National Beta Club members who made the semi-final cut. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, twelfth grade students must be members of the Senior Beta Club who are duly registered with National Beta Club headquar- ters. Winners are selected based on a number of factors, with an emphasis on academic excellence, After graduating from HCA, Hardin plans to attend a four year university and double major in media communication and Spanish. She will find out if she is a scholarship finalist when the National Beta Club announces the winners in late March. Butler Avenue Elementary School Rotary Club Visits Hobbton Elementary During the week of February 2, members of the Rotary Club visited Hobbton Elementary School second graders. The members read the book, Apple Dumpling Adventure, to the students and led the students in a group activity on honesty. Each classroom visited received a copy of the book and each student received an activity book. Third Grade Principal’s List Jackson Lowe, Mya Parker, Kaylyn Quinn, Jayda Matthis, Mackenzie Pope, Walker Spell, Charleigh Wynn, Rylee Blackmon, Kensley Lamb, Sa’Tori Lorenzo, Ava Williford, Matthew Altier, Zoe Phillips, Skylar Wallace, Kamryn Worley, Lensey Cabral, Caroline Holland, Drew Strickland, Kylen White, Finn Howard, Derek McQuade, Veronica “Michelle” Menendez-Amaya, Ainsley Parker, Kensley Puryear, Ny’Shawn Sampson, Sheyla Hernandez, Kenzy Yang, Tommy Tyndall, Courtney Parker, Connor Tyner, Dexter Wilson, Elizabeth Jackson, Naeem Chevallier, Kasey Hunter, Kamryn McCalop, Joel Oliver, Landen Pearson, Jackson Kennedy, Alex Perez-Diaz Third Grade Honor Roll List Victoria Acosta, Broderick Bennett, Elisha Bennett, Bella Boney, Trevor Irvin, Fidel Jaramillo, Abigail Jaramillo, Aaliyah Lewis, Zachery Melvin, Christopher Michalski, austin White, Wendy Zelaya, Zachary Johnson, Zavaeh Boone, Paulo Castelo, Jazmine Gregory, Henrry Meza Banegas, Michelle Tapia, Kingsly Watkins, Denautica Young, Erick Turcio Oliva, Jaheim Morrisey, Chris Hemingway, Lexy Amaya, Will Bass, Daria Chavis, Denis Gutirrez, Jade Hicks-Sloan, Jay’Lah Newsome, Johnathan Ramirez, Christian Stephens, Jase Westerbeek, James Darden, Callahana Goodman, Javoin Kenan, Dillon Matthews, Isis Ruiz-Nunez, Carmen Smith, Jerome Smith, KymReanna Smith-Ashley, Cameron Williams, Jefehsson Colman, Alex Evans, Hannah Holloman, Eric Plata, Heaven DeVane, Connor Boyette, Madison Espinoza, Johnathan Gutierrez, Messiah Henry, Sophia Jackson, Tristan Morrisey, Carmine Pope, Mijah Tatum, Aliseanna Woodberry, Jordan Baylor, Zekira Best, Celeste Garcia, Ben Harington, Jariek Herring, Savannah Higginbotham, Olivia Johnson, Yusef Owens, Emily Sims, Nelson Vann, Jeffrey ARneete, Jamon Bryant, Harleigh Lee, Tyesha McNeil, Savannah Pearson, Joshua Pope, Jessica Verduzco, Juan Zuniga-Moya, Elisabeth Arroyo, Austin Balkcum, Marley Blue, Evelyn Cabezudo, Lotia Kirby, Belkus Miguel, Juanita Newman, Peyton Smith, E’Keilyis Thomas, Brittany Tran, Grace Garcia, Allison Jordan, Dreshaun Pugh, Jymiek Sampson, Gavin Turlington, , Najm Al-Dean Ali, Zoie Avery, Getsemany Cardona, Iyahni Lewis, Nyla Murphy, Rebekah Partridge, Talen Skipper, Santiago Velez Writing Center Promotes Academic Research at UMO Union Elementary School Second Nine Weeks Grading Period Grade 3 Superintendent’s List: Principal’s List: Ariyanna Cantarero, Asia Carroll, Juan Castaneda Gomez, Brenda Gutierrez, Hailey King, Lauren McMillan, Valeria Mendieta-Garcia, Ariyona Spearman, Emily Tovar-Padilla, Callie White, Michael Williams Honor Roll: Dioselyn Banos, Myra Bautista, Jyra Buie, Mackenzie Carter, Norber Colt, Edgar Fernandez, Haylie Freeman, Perla Gomez-Borja, Brian Gutierrez, Jorge Hernandez-Miranda, Joshua Herring, Kyri Howard, Kali Knolwes, Brady Montalban, Crystal Moore, Cameran Poole, Ita’a Ramirez, Brianna Rangel, Taylor Grace Register, Paul Reyes, Jayden Run, Jacklyn Sanchez, Kadence Sasser, Chloe Smith, Gregory Stewart-Sellars, Tamia Stewart-Sellars, Ja’miyrah Underwood, Robery Vaught, Aaron Whithead, Jorge Zamarripa MOUNT OLIVE- The Writing Center at the University of Mount Olive (UMO) was created by Quality Enhancement Program director Dr. Alexis Poe Davis and a vision to promote higher levels of academic writing throughout the institution. Davis has taken the Writing Center from a small dream into a reality with the help of her coordinator, six student writing coaches, and numerous volunteers. This semester has been particularly exciting for the Writing Center with different research and conventions for the staff. Davis, Brianka Morgan, the Writing Center coordinator, and Luke Hill, a student Writing Coach, recently traveled to Orlando, FL to present their research on student involvement in a Writing Center context at an international conference. “The conference was enlightening,” said Davis. “It was a joint conference presented by the International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and gave us inspiration to take back to our Center. Our presentation was titled ‘Everyday Magic: The Role of Peer Writing Tutors in Drawing Students to the Writing Center’ and focused on how the UMO Writing Center and Writing Coaches can bring students into the Center without being mandated to attend.” “It was the first academic conference that I have ever attended,” said Writing Coach, Hill. “It was a great opportunity to learn about Writing Center theories and further myself as a coach and as a scholar.” The third attendee at the conference, Morgan, noted, “The conference gave me insight on how to promote our Writing Center here at UMO and developed my ideas on how to better provide our services to non-traditional students and English language learner (ELL) students.” Additionally, five of the six student Writing Coaches are new to the Writing Center and are taking a course to learn about the different theories, developments, and research associated with Writing Centers. A portion of the class is dedicated to the five students developing their own research projects to conduct, analyze, and present in hopes to assess and better accommodate the students of UMO. The research projects include assessing the UMO faculty and staff perceptions of the Writing Center, assessing students’ misconceptions in the writing process, and assessing students’ writing improvement after a coaching session. These five students, Jessica Kennedy, Kierston Matheson, Jenny Hall, Emily Shaw, and Caley Breese, have been accepted to present their research projects at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Nashville, TN in February. “Going through the IRB process for my project and conducting real research has taught me more than I ever would have imagined,” said Hall, a senior English education major from Mount Olive. “This opportunity will help me in my future Pictured (L-R): Luke Hill, Dr. Alexis Poe Davis and Brianka Morgan teaching career and open the doors for possible publications.” “As Writing Coaches, we are always trying to find new ways to grow and improve our coaching sessions, so this research is promoting our improvement,” said Matheson, a senior English communications major from Boone. “The research opportunity is also an asset as I begin to apply to graduate schools.” Davis is excited for the future development of the Writing Center. “I see the Writing Center as an incubator for professionalization and mentoring of peer Writing Coaches. I hope to continue to nurture the talent I see in our Coaches and to encourage the camaraderie I see among them,” said Davis. “I would like to see our research promote the Writing Center as a go-to place for writing assistance for all students, both traditional and non-traditional, and all instructors. I’d especially like to expand our services for our adult learners at our locations across North Carolina.” The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College. For more information, visit www.umo. edu. Week of February 6-12, 2015 Crossword Puzzle CLUES ACROSS 1. Smallest mergansers 6. Minute floating marine tunicate 11. Made from genus quercus 12. 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Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! www.thesampsonweekly.com PUZZLES & GAMES 15 16 www.thesampsonweekly.com OBITUARIES WHISPERING PINES Helen Judy Altizer, 84 of Whispering Pines, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst with her husband by her side. Helen was born in Williamsburg, West Virginia on March 21, 1930 to Lansing and Lottie Judy. She was a lifelong Baptist and was a member of Southern Pines Baptist Church. She was an avid golfer and a professional Antique Dealer in McKeithens shop in Cameron, NC. She leaves a legacy of kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her husband, A.A. (Bob) Altizer; son, Gary Hughart of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Rick and Travis; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Sarah and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lansing and Lottie Judy; first husband, Charles (Chuck) Hughart, sister, Juanita. Services will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be sent to www. coxmemorialfuneralhome.com Cox Memorial --- “Serving God by serving families in a time of need” CLINTON Mr. Henry Wallace Beairs, Jr., 70, of 60 Beard Lane, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Cape Fear Valley Health Center, Fayetteville, NC. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 2, at St. Paul Church of Christ with Dr. Onyx Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery. The visitation will be held Sunday, February 1, from 4-6 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Beairs is survived by his daughter, Debora B. Thornton of Durham, NC; son, Rodney Beairs of Durham, NC; sisters, Rachel Robinson and Barbara McPhail both of Raleigh, NC; brothers, Arthur Beard of Florida and David C. Beard of Fayetteville, NC; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to www.brockmemorialandworley. com. Service entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton, NC. ROSEBORO Mr. Joseph Milton Butler, Sr. passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, NC. Joe was born to Joseph Clement “Clem” Butler and Tera Starling Butler on February 18, 1926. He is predeceased by his beautiful wife of over 40 years, Janice Cromartie Butler. He is survived by their four children and families: Dr. Joe Butler, Jr., wife Alexandra, sons Jonathan and Patrick, and daughter Alexandra of Raleigh; Pamela Ballentine, husband Bruce of Chapel Hill, daughter Lauren Ellisberg of Raleigh and son Eric Ellisberg of Raleigh; Greg Butler, wife Alice, and sons Harrison of Roseboro and Clem of Manhattan Beach, California; Karen Smothers, husband Jim of Greensboro, son Andrew Robbins and wife Christina of Athens, GA and daughters Ashley Robbins of Mooresville and Sydney Dexter of Greensboro. He is also, survived by a brother, Frank Butler and wife Landrum of Raleigh, and a sister, Grace Elaine Adams of Fort Worth, Texas. Joe was a graduate of Edwards Military Institute in Salemburg, NC before attending the University of North Carolina where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Upon his father’s death in 1947, he returned to Roseboro and managed his family’s farms and other businesses. He also owned and operated a Western Auto store in Roseboro. A veteran, he served in the Army from 1954 to 1956, and received an Honorable Discharge. From the mid-1950’s to the mid-1960’s he was part owner of Bryan-Butler Ford Motor Company in Roseboro. In 1966, he became part owner with his father-in-law in what would become Butler Insurance and Realty. He retired in 1992. He was a life-long member and a deacon of Roseboro Baptist Church. Joe was active in the local community, in politics, and in his business community. Some of his accomplishments were: president of the Young Democratic Club in 1949; member and past president of the Rotary Club from 1948 to 1976; member of the Sampson County Board of Education from 1960 to 1969; first president and long-time member of Lakewood County Club; member and past vice-chairman of the Sampson County Board of Commissioners from 1976 to 1980; Board of Directors of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners; Board of Directors and past president of Region M Council of Government 1976 to 1980; member of the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standard Commissions of N.C. 1980; past president of Sampson Week of February 6-12, 2015 County Democratic Men’s Club; chairman of the Roseboro A.B.C. Board; president of the North Carolina Association of A.B.C. Board 1983-84; president of the North Carolina Independent Insurance Agents of N.C. 1982-1983; past president of the Sampson County Insurance Agents; Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank of Roseboro; member of the Board of Trustees of Sampson Memorial Hospital from 1978-1984. Joe loved to play golf, hang out at the Cabin with his buddies, travel with Janice, and see his grandchildren. He traveled with Janice and friends to Europe many times, but loved especially to go to Carolina football games with Mac and Helen Warren. A life-long Tar Heel fan and long-time Ram’s Club member, Joe traveled to New Orleans in the late 1940’s to watch UNC and Charlie “Choo-Choo” Justice play in the Sugar Bowl. Joe also, enjoyed going to New York to see baseball games. In 1951, he was at one of the most famous games in baseball history where he saw Bobby Thompson hit the “Homerun heard around the World” as “THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!” In the last 7 years, Joe has suffered from dementia and has been a beloved and very spoiled resident of Autumn Wind Assisted Living in Roseboro. The family wants to thank the staff and caregivers who have taken care of him so well. A service was held 6 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Roseboro Baptist Church at 6 pm with the Rev. Hampton Faircloth officiating. It was followed by visitation in the sanctuary from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Roseboro Baptist Church, 3720 S. Salemburg Highway, Roseboro, NC 28382. Arrangements are being handled by Royal-Hall Funeral Home in Clinton. HOPE MILLS Retired U.S. Air Force SSGT Harvey Leon Hood, Jr., 94, of Hope Mills, died Thursday, January 22, 2015. Harvey was born January 8, 1921 in Grantham, NC to the late Harvey, Sr., and Eunice Hood. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Leon Hood, Roger Hood, and Thomas Hood; daughters, Ann Horne and Lisa Bowers; sister, Edna Earle Simmons, sister, Annette Robinson, brother, J. B. Hood, brother, James Hood, sister, Thelma Williams, brother, Roy Lee Hood, and sister, Eunice Carter; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 26 1:00 PM at Faymont Baptist Church 3663 Cumberland Road in Fayetteville, NC 28306. ROSEBORO Ms. Vera Honeycutt, 87 of Roseboro, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vera was born October 30, 1927 in Sampson County to the late Jesse Reaves and Mattie Day Reaves. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 2, 2015 at Halls United Methodist Church Cemetery in Autryville, officiating will be Rev. Eddie Smith and Rev. Michael Tyndall. The family received friends 4:00PM-6:00PM Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at other times at 4459 Hayne Stretch Rd., Roseboro. She is survived by sons, Tommy Bullard and Donald Bullard both of Roseboro; 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro. CLINTON Mrs. Irene Flinn Tyndall, 92, 120 Southwood Drive, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Mary Gran Nursing Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 P.M., Friday, February 6, 2015, at Grandview Memorial Garden, 2809 N. US Hwy. 421, Clinton, NC 28328, with the Reverend Kim Strickland officiating. Irene was born October 23, 1922 in Sampson County and was the daughter of the late Charlie Henry Vann and Betty Pauline Butler Vann. She retired from Hamilton Beach with 28 years’ service as a small appliance assembly worker. She was also a member of Clinton Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herman Flinn and Garlee Tyndall; a daughter, Jeannie Shaw Taylor; brothers, Charlie D. Vann, and William Floyd Vann; and a grandson, Douglas Shaw. Survivors include a son-in-law, Hubert Taylor; two sisters, Louise Vann Warren and Faye Vann Buffaloe; step-children, Billy and Becky Tyndall, Christine and Ray Young, and Betty Brewer all of Clinton; grandson, David Shaw and wife Heather; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily and Noah Shaw; sisterin-laws, Carolyn R. Vann of Clinton, Faye Brock Vann of Colorado, Oweeta M. Flinn of Bloomington, Indiana, Yvonne T. Naylor, Jeanette T. Wise, Doris E. Tyndall, Edna Tyndall and Judy Tyndall; a brother-in-law, Larry Glenn Tyndall; and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Mary-Gran Nursing Center for the love and support they have shown Irene in the last four years. “Well done my good and faithful servant,” Matthew 25:21. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honyecutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC 28328. GODWIN Mr. Raymond Vernon Autry, 47 of 1587 Tew Road, Godwin, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. The funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 6, 2015 at Baptist Chapel Church, 2208 Baptist Chapel Road, Autryville, with Rev. Alan Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Autry was born on May 16, 1967 in Cumberland County and worked as an Engineering Manager with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his father, Martin Vernon Autry. He was a member of Baptist Chapel Church, a member of The Kingsway Quartet, and a member of Clement Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Carla Tew Autry of the home; daughter, Cassie Jackson and husband Eric of Sanford; mother, Lyndia Cashwell Autry of Stedman; sisters, Diane Carter and husband Bobby of Stedman, Laurie Autry of Wade; brother, Miles Autry and wife Patrice of Stedman; and grandson, Channing Jackson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening at Butler Funeral Home in Stedman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Friends of the Cancer Center, P.O. Box 87526, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304. Arrangements entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman. CLINTON Gabriel Lee Brewer, infant son of Danny and Caroline Brewer of 2025 Ozzie Road, died, Thursday, January 28, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held at 4 P.M., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Carter Family Cemetery with Pastor Lynn Blackburn officiating. Survivors include his mother, Deborah Caroline Brewer and father, Danny Lee Brewer; sister, Chloe Brewer; brother, Camden Brewer; maternal grandparents, Deborah Royal and late Jeff Jones; paternal grandparents, Donna Brewer and Jose Guzman; and great-grandmother, Nadine Peoples. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangments are by CrumplerHoneycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328. HENDERSON Mr. Esaw Brooks, 72, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Kerr Lake Nursing & Rehab Center. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home, Inc., Clinton, NC. AUTRYVILLE Mr. Lathan Arbie “Tom” Fisher, Jr., 44 of 87 Pumpkintown Road, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery, Autryville, with Rev. Jerry Fisher officiating. Mr. Fisher was born on August 14, 1970 in Sampson County and worked in Construction. He is survived by his wife, Brigette Fisher; daughters, Adrianna Fisher, Brianna Huskey; sons, Thomas Fisher, Matthew Fisher, Samuel Fisher; father and mother, Lathan and Cathy Fisher; sisters, Kelly Smith, Tina Hall; and brother, Daniel Fisher. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Butler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 638, Roseboro, N.C. 28382. Arrangements entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro Street, Roseboro. FAISON Mrs. Grace Hicks, 58, of 1981 West 403 hwy., died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, NC. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 7, at First Baptist Church, Clinton with Elder Kendell Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Springvale Cemetery, Clinton, NC. The visitation will be held Friday, February 6, from 1-7 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home, Inc., with the family present from 6-7 p.m. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband, Ronnie Hicks of the home; sisters, Lois Melvin and Jimmie Lewis both of Dudley, NC. Online condolences may be sent to www.brockmemorialandworley. com. Service entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton, NC. CLINTON Mr. Robert Lunsford, 82 of 39 Cliff Lane, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. Saturday January 31, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Koontz Funeral Home in Hamlin, WV. Born in 1932 in Logan County, WV, Mr. Lunsford was the son of the late Matthew and Ruby Price Lunsford. He attended Faith Chapel Church in Roseboro and was a Disabled Veteran with the United States Marines. He is survived by his wife; Bonnie Elkins Lunsford, Three Step-daughters; Janet Smith and husband Johnny, Erie Elliott and husband Charlie, Rebecca Adkins and husband Lucian all of Branchland, WV., Two daughters; Tina Major of Conway, SC. and Marsha Gantt of Marion, Week of February 6-12, 2015 NC., One Sister; Melinda Taylor of Huntington, Indiana, Four brothers; Harry Lundsford of Rising Sun, Maryland, Bill Peyton of Florida, Fred Peyton of Henlawson, WV., and Owen Peyton of Missouri, One Step-son; Frankie Vance, Eleven grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son; Lowell Lunsford, one stepson; Frankie Vance, one grandson; Jeremy Scott Gilkerson, one granddaughter; Tammy Lee and one brother; Allen Peyton. Condolences may be sent by visiting www. royalhallfuneralhome.com. Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Lunsford Family. CLINTON Mr. David Gibson Owens, Jr. 64, of 120 Southwood Dr. died at Sampson Regional Medical Center Wednesday January 28, 1015. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00: pm at Roanoke Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Heath and Rev. Kelvin Blackman officiating. Burial will follow at Jordan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in 1950 in Sampson County, Mr. Owens was the son of the late David Gibson Owens, Sr. and Rachel Edna Thornton Owens. He was a member of Roanoke Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and a Farmer. He is survived by two brothers, Gary A. Owens and Michael Chalk & wife, Gloria all of Clinton. Two sisters, Donna Adams & husband, Dennis of Lowgap, NC and Lecia Smith & husband, Mike of Clinton. Several Nieces and Nephews, The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral services at the church, and other times at the home of Donna Adams, 3058 Dudley Rd. Newton Grove, NC. Condolences may be sent by visiting wwwroyalhallfuneralhome.com. Royal-Hall Funeral Home is honored to serve the Owens family. CLINTON Lillian Marie Pope, 86, of 4974 Garland Hwy., died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A www.thesampsonweekly.com OBITUARIES funeral service will be held at 2 P.M., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Epworth United Methodist with the Reverend Sam Grist and Reverend Dorothy Rudd officiating. Interment will follow in the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery. Lillian was born in 1928 in Sampson County, to the late DeLeon Dekater Merritt and Annie Tew Merritt. She was a hairdresser and member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Pope; sons, Harry Lee Pope and Larry Lee Pope; and two sisters Elosie Townsend and Della Mae Warren. Survivors are grandsons, Deleon Pope and wife Jennifer, Nicholas Lee; three great-grandchildren, Landon Pope, Tanner Pope and Bladen Pope; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Pope; sister, Evelyn Pearson; and brother Elwood Merritt. The family will receive friends from 6 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328, and at other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the Epworth United Methodist Church, 5876 Garland Hwy., Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328. CLINTON Katie Florence Simpson born to the late James Oscar and Annie Lois Simpson departed this life on Monday 01/26/2015 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC. Katie was born on June 4th, 1953 and became a resident of Cashwell Center in Kinston, NC on August 19th, 1965. Katie was a fun loving person with a beautiful personality. She projected a ray of sunshine to everyone she met; She was never in a bad mood, always full of beautiful smiles and laughter. Katie was very sociable, loved to be around people and loved attention. Everyone who met her enjoyed her beautiful personality. Katie loved Jewelry and was very 17 excited when presented with Jewelry to wear around her neck. Katie loved baby dolls and had a number of them in her room. Katie loved to put on make-up and loved handsome men. Funeral service was held at 1:00PM, Monday February 02, 2015 at Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Simpson Family Cemetery, 271 Hill Circle Rd., Garland, NC Katie was the tenth of thirteen siblings: Mary Lois Peterson (Robert) of Philadelphia, Pa. , Jean Allen Mason (decreased), Eva Simpson of Garland, NC, Minister Carolyn Davis of Boston, Ma, Marilyn Colton (James) of Brockton, Ma, Minister Joyce Burns of Newburgh, NY, Rev. Fleeta Simpson of Philadelphia, Pa, Gladette Mitchell (Charles) of Wilson, NC, Judy Simpson of Garland, NC, James Junior Simpson (decreased), Roger Simpson of Garland, NC and Mary Tyler (Miliken) of Boston, Ma. Katie leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a large number of friends at the Cashwell Center. The public will be received from 1:00PM-5:00PM, Sunday February 01, 2015 at Carter Funeral Home in Garland, and other times at the home of Roger Simpson, 471 Hill Circle Rd., Garland, NC. CLINTON Mr. James Thomas Warren, 81, of 3072 Big Piney Grove Road, died Thursday January 29, 2015 at home. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Big Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rosia Warren Blue officiating. Burial with military honors in Warren Family Cemetery, Clinton, NC with Military Honors. Mr. Warren is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Melvin Finerson and Lillie Bell Weeks both of Brooklyn, NY; brothers, Tyrone Melvin of San Antonio, TX, James Ray Melvin of Boston, MA and Ronnie Lee Melvin of Brooklyn, NY. Online condolences may be sent to www. brockmemorialandworley.com. Service entrusted to Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home in Clinton, NC. COMMUNITY CRIME Arrest Reports 01-30 Richard James Reeves, 31; 307 E Bay St., Dunn; Larceny; Secured Bond $1,500; Court 02-26 01-30 Matthew Deams Bullard, 47; 19 Chavez Lane, Autryville; Shoplifting; Secured Bond $1,000; Court 03-10 01-30 Michael Anthony Loftin, 27; 4740 Bearskin Rd., Clinton; Order for Arrest/Failure to Comply- Child Support; Court 02-10 01-30 Juan Bolivar Rendon, 25; 415 Lafayette St., Clinton; Failure to Appear- NOL; Failure to Appear- Expired Registration Card/Tag; Secured Bond $500; Court 02-25 01-30 Houston Dale Hayden, 30; 397 Ernie Rd., Godwin; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possessing/ Concealing Stolen Property; Secured Bond $25,000; Court 02-13 01-30 Jeremy Lee Bullard, 34; 8637 Beaver Dam Rd., Autryville; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possessing/Concealing Stolen Property; Secured Bond $25,000; Court 02-13 01-30 Monica H Spencer, 39; 4414 Baptist Chapel Rd., Godwin; Order for Arrest/Failure to Appear- Child Support 01-30 Richard Allen Rhodes, 43; 8130 North US 421 Hwy., Clinton; 2 Counts: Failure to Appear- DWLR; Secured Bond $500; Court 02-23 01-30 Thelma Marie Butler, 49; 329 Wiggins Rd., Clinton; Simple Assault; Written Promise to Appear; Court 02-25 01-30 Summer Ann Jackson, 29; 87 Rabbit Run Lane, Godwin; Felony Conspiracy (Larceny); 3 Counts: Habitual Larceny; 2 Counts: Felony Conspiracy (Larceny); Larceny; Order for Arrest/Failure to AppearLarceny; Assault with a Deadly Weapon; Secured Bond $26,500; Court 02-24 01-30 Tony Ray Hyatt Jr., 31; 87 Rabbit Run Lane, Godwin; Failure to Report New AddressSex Offender; Secured Bond $25,000; Court 0224 01-30 James Earl Williams, 57; 87 Rabbit Run Lane, Godwin; Larceny; 2 Counts: Conspiracy (Larceny); Attempted (Larceny); Secured Bond $1,500; Court 03-04 01-30 Stella Louise House, 64; 4009 Huntly School Rd., Roseboro; Contempt of Court, Perjury, Court Violations; Secured Bond $50,000; Court 02-27 01-30 Jeremy Dail Royal, 31; 897 Refrow Rd., Clinton; Order for Arrest- Child Support; Court 02-17 01-30 Anthony Whitted, 54; 802 Isaac Rd., Clinton; Larceny; Written Promise to Appear; Court 02-25 01-31 Brittany Noel Ladwig, 24; 5216 Miranda Drive, Hope Mills; DWI; Secured Bond $1,000; Court 03-05 01-31 Timothy Leroy Brown, 26; 276 North Herring Ave., Garland; Simple Assault; Trespassing; 2 Counts: Communicating Threats; Unsecured Bond $4,500; Court 02-24 01-31 Antonia Kelvin McKoy, 28; 12090 Old Mintz Hwy., Garland; Possessing/Concealing Stolen Property; Secured Bond $200,000; Court 02-13 01-31 Rondell Smith, 51; 6857 Five Bridge Rd., Clinton; DWI; Unsecured Bond $1,500; Court 03-02 01-31 Jason Randall Bullard, 33; 113 Mike Stone CT, Jacksonville; Aggravated Assault; Communicating Threats; Secured Bond $3,000; Court 02-27 01-31 Phillip Frances Powell Jr., 28; 344 Darkhorse Lane, Clinton; Contempt of Court, Perjury, Court Violations; Court 02-10 Marriage Certificates -Antrone Anthony Williams to Angela Francine Melvin -Raylee Brett Johnson to Anna Marie Ruby Hickman -Samuel Christopher Williams to Kathy Denise Parker -David lee Newkirk to Joe Ann Daggs Jones -Gerry Craig Stevens to Paulette Michelle Martino -Patrick Powell West to Katherine Vann Gaddy -Clarence Lee Pherson II to She-Re Lashenn Owens -Dmetreus Laquan Parker to Stefanie R San Miguel Deaths -Thomas George Allcot -Marion Joyce Autry -Teresa Blue -Frances Elizabeth Barber -Grace Bass Berrong -Michael Andrew Cook -Joseph Alsa Exum -Prentiss Belvin Henry -Minnie Freida Faison -Joan Marie Lucas -Lorine Maynard -Lonnie Randolph Matthews -Gerri Michelle Newkirk -Sallie Mae New -Gladys Mildred Raynor -Malcolm Lee Stone Jr -James Glenn Talton -Gladys Evelyn Tew Birth Certificates -Lincoln Kade Terry born on January 12, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Britni Nicole Minnich -Maddox Karter McCullough born on January 15, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Dustin –Wayne McCullough and Victoria Paige Cannady -Nevae’h Ereese Sampson born on January 16, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Eric Mondale Sampson and Terri Tammaneshia Oates -Destiney Zariyha King born on January 17, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Dannie Elmore 02-01 Rodney J Mott, 43; 230 Beverly Lane Lot 19, Clinton; Fraud-Worthless Checks; Written Promise to Appear; Court 02-17 02-01 Bryant Alexander Thomas, 20; Roseboro; Assault on a Female; Unsecured Bond $1,000; Court 02-02 02-01 Willie Graham, 76; 811 Isaac Rd., Clinton; Failure to Appear- Shoplifting; Secured Bond $2,000; Court 02-02 02-02 James Nicholas Carroll, 34; 115 Tomahawk Trail, Clinton; DWI; Possession Open Container in Vehicle; Secured Bond $2,000; Court 02-23 02-03 Amy Jane Ismail, 41; 260 Collins Farm Lane, Lillington; Possession of Firearm by Felon; Larceny of Firearm; Possession of Stolen Firearm; Secured Bond $35,000; Court 02-06 02-03 Brandon Neil Batson, 21; 1220 Eugene Jernigan Rd., Dunn; Statutory Rape; Second Degree Sexual Offense; Secured Bond $30,000; Court 02-13 02-03 Simon Lamont Perry, 41; 2057 Buckhorn Rd., Harrells; Failure to Appear- Failure to Wear Seat Belt; Failure to Appear- DWLR; Secured Bond $500; Court 03-02 02-03 Arthur Lee Ruffin, 53; 413 D Sampson St., Clinton; Trespassing; Secured Bond $500; Court 02-24 02-03 Neil Anthony Young, 39; 42 Hunter Justin Lane, Clinton; Assault on a Female; Secured Bond $1,000; Court 03-02 02-03 Ronald Miles, 63; 1028 Kenan Weeks Rd., Newton Grove; Domestic Assault on a Female; No Bond; Court 02-17 02-03 Amy Jane Ismail, 41; 135 Country Manor Lane, Dunn; Obstructing Justice; Simple Possession SCH III; Secured Bond $5,000; Court 02-17 02-03 Tony Ray Hyatt Jr., 32; 87 Rabbit Run Lane, Godwin; Fictitious Info to an Officer; Secured Bond $5,000; Court 03-11 02-04 Courtney McLamb Knight, 25; 125 Hinson Rd., Dunn; Trespassing; Assault Inflict Serious Injury; Unsecured Bond $1,000; Court 02-24 02-04 Lindsey Taylor Nirelli, 21; 28 W Elm St., Elizabethtown; Domestic Simple Assault; No Bond; Court 02-17 02-04 Johnna Lynn Barnes, 35; 10881 Old Mintz Hwy., Garland; 2 Counts- Shoplifting; Fraud; Secured Bond $700; Court 0213 Incident/ Investigation Reports 01-30 Tiffany Strickland reported a Burglary at her residence located at 110 Lorraine Rd., Clinton. Reported missing was a Kindle Fire with charger. 01-31 Bonnie Lockamy reported the Larceny of her Credit Card from her residence located at 1045 Hollerin Rd., Dunn. 01-31 Mark Anders reported the Larceny of his Dirt Bike located at 3411 Roseboro Hwy., Clinton. 01-31 Hope Farming Company reported the Theft of their John Deere Bulldozer and Root Rake located at 8119 Garland Hwy., Clinton. 01-31 Rosanna Fogus reported a Burglary at her residence located at 120 Carolyn Lane, Godwin. Items reported missing included a tool box with power tools, hunting knife, and a folding knife. 01-31 William Daniels reported a Burglary at his residence located at 1107 Harmony Church Rd., Clinton. Items reported missing included Play Station 3 games and console, CD Player, TV, and a shotgun. 02-03 Ronald Davis reported the Larceny of his Firearm from his residence located at 2681 Wrench Rd., Godwin. King Jr and Kristan Kiara Faison -Samirha Alexandra Aleman-Cartagena born on January 19, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Elenin Isaul Aleman Maradiaga and Yenmi Johana Cartagena -Mason William Booth born on January 19, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Matthew Frank Booth and Andrea Eason Booth -Noah Alexander Parker born on January 21, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Matthew Charles Parker and Amanda Bartlett Parker -Jhayse Ka’Dori McKoy born on January 24, 2015 at Sampson Regional Medical Center to Kawenda Ynette Scott Land Transfers -Freddie L Sawyer, Sheila M Sawyer to Freddie L Sawyer, Sheila M Sawyer- Lot 14 Hoss’s Ridge Subdivision Plainview -Relma M Smith to Branch Development Inc- Lot Piney Grove -Joel W Lambert Jr, Kaye H Lambert to Jackson Family Investments LLC- Lot 1 10.28 Acres -Faye Hall Dixon to Derek J Godwin and Janean R Godwin- Tract 5 33.90 Acres w/exceptions of the Derwood & Annie Lou Jernigan Hall Estate Plainview -Marian Rae Worsley to W Cecil Worsley III- One Acre w/exceptions Sampson -Jack Cotton, Nancy Worsley Cotton to W Cecil Worsley III- One Acre w/exceptions -Billie Hamilton Devane, Robert Mason Devane Estate, William Hamilton Devane, William Hamilton Devane/EXR to John Michael Devane and Patrick Blue Devane -John Michael Devane, Judy B Devane, Patrick Buie Devane, Tomye Su Devane to William Hamilton Devane- Tract 1 10.09 Acres Franklin -Darlene K Jackson, Donald W Jackson Sr to Amber N Jackson, Darlene K Jackson, Donald W Jackson SrTract 2 2.21 Acres Mingo -Darlene K Jackson, Donald W Jackson Sr to John Nelson Williams and Sherry A Williams- Tract 1 35.47 Acres Mingo -Effie Lou Hudson Quinn, Robert Quinn III to Pelmon Jart Hudson Jr- Lot 1 64.7 Acres w/exceptions Turkey -Elliott L Spell Jr, Patricia W Spell to John L Spell- 5.0 Acres Belvoir -Carolyn McClellan, Steve McClellan to Pedro Luna- 1.50 Acres Sampson -Keith Grant Honeycutt to Kelly Brewer Honeycutt- Lot 12 Timberlake Subdivision Section Six 0.80 Acres -Gwendolyn L Denning to Jenny Elizabeth Edwards- 2 Tracts North Clinton -Stefan J Hartmann/TR, Walter L Hartmann, Walter L Hartmann Revocable Trust to Hartmann Family LLC- 8 Tracts Sampson 18 Week of February 6-12, 2015 www.thesampsonweekly.com The Sampson Weekly (910) 590-2102 For Sale Owner 4.12 Acres Tract with gorgeous 3 BDRM, 2 BTH Home. 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Pay $15-$20 an hour If you answered yes to all 4 questions, Contact Jennifer, your personal recruiter, at [email protected] or call for appointment at 910-590-2232 Tax Preparation, IRS Letters, Liens, Audits & Payroll Service GOT IRS PROBLEMS? WE CAN HELP! HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED SHOP WELDER Shop Helper Position also available Apply in Person at: Warsaw Welding 824 N. Pine St. • Warsaw HIGH SPEED INTERNET available EVERYWHERE! • Get speeds as FAST as 12mbps (Where available) • Up to 200x Faster than dial-up! HIGH SPEED HIGHSPEED INTERNET by SATELLITE (Where available) • Starting at $49.99/mo • Available EVERYWHERE! CALL NOW and GO FAST! 1-888-714-9016 Mon - Fri 8am - 11pm • Sat 9am - 8pm • Sun 10am - 6pm EST Week of February 6-12, 2015 Chamber Chat With Janna Bass As 2015 has begun, I am so excited about this Chamber year ahead of us as we continue to improve, grow and continue the journey for economic growth within Sampson County. As many of you know, my husband and I also began a journey (a new journey for us)… the journey of parenthood. We welcomed our first child into the family in November. Needless to say, we have been adjusting and learning each day, but enjoying every moment. Throughout my time away, I am so thankful for each Chamber Member, Committee Member, Board Member, Sherri Smith (2014 Chamber President), Alison Bradshaw (2015 Chamber President), Elizabeth West (Administrative Assistant) and many others that assisted the Chamber to offer wonderful programs and opportunities to the community and Chamber Members during my maternity leave. The 45th Annual Chamber Banquet is right around the corner. On Tuesday, February 24th, we look forward to celebrating business within Sampson County. Each year, the Annual Banquet Awards Committee nominates local businesses for a variety of success awards. I am honored to announce this year’s award nominees. Nominees for the “Business Person of the Year” include: Rex Moody with Southern Bank & Trust. Rex is currently the City Executive and Area Market Executive with Southern Bank & Trust Company. He has enjoyed a 32 plus year career in the banking industry. Rex is a member of First United Methodist Church where he currently serves as President of the Methodist Men and was recently selected to Chairman of the Staff/Parrish Committee for 2015. He has served as Administrative Board Chairman, as well as many other committees within the church. Rex is a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Clinton and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He has served as a past member of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce Board and is a member of Sampson County Friends of Agriculture. He is proud to call Clinton and Sampson County “home!” Cliff Williford with ECNO Oil, Inc. In April 1971, Cliff Williford had the opportunity to become self-employed as owner of ECNO Oil, Inc., a wholesaler and retailer of gasoline and fuel oil. The Company prospered and in 1996, JW Transport was formed. Together they have 18 employees, with 12 transport trucks, 5 convenience stores and 2 mini storage locations. As a member of the Clinton Community Church, NC Petroleum Marketers Association, a Chamber Member since 1990 and former Lion’s Club Member, it has been Cliff ’s pleasure to serve the community. Being successful in starting a business, Cliff hopes to have instilled in his children the determination and integrity to be able to successfully take over and manage the business. Carole Robinson with Temporary Connections, Inc. is a Sampson County native, and started Temporary Connections, Inc. in 1982 to provide staffing to area businesses. Robinson joined the Chamber of Commerce in 1983 where she served as an Ambassador for several years and currently serves on several Chamber committees. Robinson is a member of the Clinton 100 Committee and in 1995, she was appointed to the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees, where for the past 20 years, she has served on various committees. Robinson was Co-Chairman in 2012-13 and has served for 14 years as the liaison with the SCC Foundation. Robinson was a member of the Sampson Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s Association for 25years, where she held several offices, and in 1996 she was awarded the “ABWA Woman of the Year”. Carole Robinson is a former member of the SCC Citizens Advisory Committee, Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club, CHS Athletic Booster Club (assisted in organizing the group), CHS Friends of the Band, Clinton High SchoolWorkforce (Vocational) Advisory Committee (Chairman-2 years), ESC Employer Advisory Committee, Fayetteville Job Ready Conference and the SCC Tech Prep Committee. The Nominees for the “Small Business Excellence Award” include: F.L. Turlington Lumber Company, Inc. in Clinton and Keener is one of Sampson County’s longest lived businesses. The company was founded in 1918 by F.L. (Mr. Fes) Turlington and is managed by third generation Turlingtons Bill and Tom. Turlington Lumber Company makes quality kilndried southern yellow pine lumber sold up and down the US east coast as well as in export destinations. Turlington Lumber Company is a proud provider of employment for Sampson County workers as wells as a provider of a local market for southern pine logs. The company purchased and began operation of the idle Keener Lumber Company Keener mill in January of 2013. Green lumber is produced in Keener and shipped to Clinton for kiln-drying, grading, surfacing, and shipping. Turlington acquires its raw material locally which provides the advantages of flexibility to manufacture to customer’s specifications and to practice close quality control of its products. The management and employees of F.L. Turlington Lumber www.thesampsonweekly.com BUSINESS 19 Company are thankful to soon be celebrating 100 years operation as a productive member of Sampson County’s business community. Next, Royal Trustworthy Hardware, located in downtown Salemburg, is proud to be the oldest continually operated business in Sampson County. With its origin in 1890, owned and operated by C.S. Royal as a general merchandise store, it was carried on by two successive generations of the Royal family. His grandson, C.A Royal, sold the business to present day owners, Jim and Pamela McGuirt in January of 1996. The business operated on College Street in Salemburg until a devastating fire totally destroyed it on January 25, 2008. The determination to rebuild and succeed as a small family owned business was evident when the business reopened just three months later right around the corner in the same block of the downtown district. The store carries a wide variety of hardware, plumbing, house wares, paint, and pet supplies for tradesmen and do-it-yourselfers. Customers often comment that they can find items there that they cannot find elsewhere. Owners, Jim and Pamela McGuirt, along with six employees strive to meet their customer’s needs in a friendly, courteous manner. Service is their most important trademark. Lastly, Cape Fear Farm Credit in Clinton NC is an agricultural lender and has been serving its mission of being the “lender of choice to all of agriculture and our rural communities” since 1916. The local branch in Clinton, NC services 400 members in the Sampson and surrounding counties, and loan volume in that branch is approximately $132 million. The Clinton branch employees are committed to agriculture and the local community, and they are extremely active through involvement with FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts, and local church and community activities. They are supportive of agriculture in Sampson County as well as across our state, and they promote the positive impact that agriculture has on our entire world. Cape Fear Farm Credit love agriculture and serving our local customers, and are proud to call Sampson County home since 1916. The nominees for the “Entrepreneurial Success Award” include: Wes Wooten with State Pest Control. Wes Wooten is a Sampson County native and began to pursue his vision of leadership and ownership by purchasing State Pest Control in 2007. Through Wes’s vision and diligence, State Pest Control is becoming a household name in other regions of the state. State Pest Control has expanded to include a base of 10,000+ customers throughout NC, SC, VA and increased the workforce of the company to 32 full time employees, 1 part time, and 27 service trucks throughout NC, SC and VA. State Pest Control currently has 4 offices located in Clinton, Hope Mills, Sanford, and Wendell. Wes currently holds Structural Pest Control Licenses and a public health license. In 2009, the company was accredited by the State of North Carolina as an “official wood destroying insect company” and was approved for the use of Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination, the latest tool utilized to help fight termites where only 2% of the Pest Control Operators in the entire nation make use of this product. State Pest Control has been named “Best Pest Control Company in Sampson County” from 2007-2014 and in November 2012, State Pest Control was named one of the top up and coming pest control companies in the USA, and Best of Lee County 2014. In 2014 Wes was recognized as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Young Alumnus and is currently the North Carolina Region 3 Director for N.C. Pest Control Management Assoc. The next nominee is The Happy Belly Deli which opened in October 2011 because of Trey and Kristen Cummings’ love of fresh sandwiches. They serve hearty sized sandwiches using low sodium, minimally processed meats on fresh sliced breads and rolls. Enjoy a house specialty sandwich or build your own just the way you like it. The sandwiches are piled so high, no wonder they are named, Happy, Hungry and Stacked! Over the past 3 years the business has grown from not only daily walk-in business but also caterings of sandwich platters or boxed lunches. They also offer a large selection of craft beers to mix and match for your own taste. Happy Belly Deli pride themselves in being voted among the best place for lunch, best place for dieters and best deli in Sampson County. Lastly, McGill Environmental Systems was founded in 1991 in Sampson County. McGill manufactures premium compost products by recycling biodegradable by-products and residuals from municipal, industrial and agribusiness sources. McGill owns and operates two additional facilities in North Carolina and Virginia. McGill employees 27 people at its Sampson County facility which has recycled over two million tons of materials and sold over a million cubic yards of compost products to the landscaping, agricultural and sports turf industries. McGill-Delway contributes to the local community by sponsoring and donating to local churches, schools and fire departments. Honors include: Partnership Award for Excellence in Recycling (with Smithfield Foods), 2012 Virginia Recycling Association, 2011 U.S. Composting Council “Composter of the Year”, 2008 Business NC Magazine “Small Business of the Year” finalist. I encourage you to reserve your tickets today by giving us a call at the Chamber Office (910592-6177). The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm and the awards beginning at 7:00pm. I look forward to seeing each of you on Tuesday, February 24th. Let’s Talk Taxes, Let it Go. Let it Go By Janet J. Tart, EA Face it; we’ve all got stuff that we no longer use. Maybe you have to turn sideways to get in the storage room or have given up on parking your car in the garage. Well, now’s a good time to plan for a big spring clean, and you could get a tax deduction for it. If you itemize your deductions (use Schedule A), Uncle Sam will give you a bonus – a deduction on your tax return for donating all that stuff to a charity. This could result in a larger refund for you, but there are a few simple rules you must follow to benefit from this tax break. sent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals. Only enrolled agents are federally licensed and have unlimited rights of representation. To attain the enrolled agent designation, candidates must demonstrate expertise in taxation, fulfill continuing education credits and adhere to a stringent code of ethics. Congratulations Chamber Member of the Week First, the charity must be recognized as an exempt charitable entity. Qualifying are churches, schools, Red Cross, Scouts, Salvation Army, Disabled American Vets, public libraries, etc. If in doubt, ask the organization or check the IRS website at IRS.gov. Second, make sure you get a receipt from the charity for the donation. You’ll need it as proof of your donation. If your total non-cash donations are less than $500, you can list the amount on Schedule A. If more than $500, you are required to attach Form 8283 with the following information: Make a list of the items you are donating to attach to your receipt. (Keep this receipt with your records – do not send in). Form 8283 asks for date of purchase (can be various) and the date of the gift, the name of the charity and a list of the items donated. Additionally, you must indicate how you determined fair market value. Cost is what you originally paid for the items and value is what you could have sold it for at a thrift shop or garage sale. Think of all those kitchen appliances no longer used; old toys the kids have outgrown; clothes that don’t fit or are out of date; books, tools, games, furniture and anything else you no longer want. It is fairly easy to rack up $1000 in fair market value resulting in an additional refund of $250 if you are in the 25% tax bracket. Remember that clothing must be in above average condition – no old socks, underwear and soiled clothes you used for painting! So, get busy – get rid of the extra stuff, simplify your life and enjoy that larger refund! The author is an enrolled agent, licensed by the US Department of the Treasury to repre- Congratulations to the Chamber’s Member of the Week, Sweet Frog, located at 935 Sunset Avenue in Clinton. As a proud member of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, this locally owned and operated business strives to provide each customer with the best experience possible from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. Currently, Sweet Frog has 16 self-serve flavors to choose from and over 50 toppings to make your dessert exactly the way you like it. For more information about Sweet Frog in Clinton, contact Iriani Rincon Lopez at (910)590-3764, e-mail [email protected] net or visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SweetFrogClintonNC. For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, please call (910) 5926177 or visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org. 2014 DODGE CHARGER Up To $ 4,500 in Rebates Or 1.9% Financing for 72 Months 2014 CHRYSLER 300 Up To $ 5,000 in Rebates Or 0% Financing for 72 Months 2014 JEEP COMPASS Up To Or 1.9% Financing $ 3,250 in Rebates for 84 Months $500 Plus Bonus Cash! Additional discounts and incentives may be available. WAC financed with Chrysler Capital not all buyers will qualify. Offer subject to change and availability, may end without notice. See Dealer for Details. LIFETIME POWER TRAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR AS LONG AS YOU OWN YOUR VEHICLE!* 2010 Ram 1500 2011 Dodge Nitro YOU PAY ONLY YOU PAY ONLY Per Month! 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