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Clinton City Schools leaders are changing the way students are recognized for their academic achievements during graduation time.
During a Monday evening meeting, school officials approved the implementation of the Latin system of recognition based on weighted grade point averages. It includes: Summa Cum Laude (4.5 or higher GPA); Magna Cum Laude

Val, sal revamp coming

Clinton City Schools leaders are changing the way students are recognized for their academic achievements during graduation time. During a Monday evening meeting, school officials approved the implementation of the Latin system of recognition based on weighted grade point averages. It includes: Summa Cum Laude (4.5 or higher GPA); Magna Cum Laude

There's a beauty regimen nearly every woman I know has to go through. Has to, I tell you. There is no choice in the matter — even for those who were born beautiful, you have to work to keep that beauty up on your face and not hanging around your neck with myriad wrinkles and age spots.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this regimen ne

The things we do for beauty

There's a beauty regimen nearly every woman I know has to go through. Has to, I tell you. There is no choice in the matter — even for those who were born beautiful, you have to work to keep that beauty up on your face and not hanging around your neck with myriad wrinkles and age spots. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this regimen ne

Miss Brave pageant set Saturday

Cheraw High School will hold its annual Miss Brave Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday. The scholarship pageant will feature entertainment from the Cheraw KFA Competitive Dancers, the Cheraw High School Band and Move Dance Academy. Tickets for the pageant are available in advance for $10 or at the door for $12. The contestants in this year's c

Guests enter Frances Leppard's home on a grass pathway that is bordered by long rows of manicured ivy. A huge magnolia accents her front entryway. The shed porch roof is supported by free-standing Doric columns.
As you enter the house, the subtle beauty of the house takes your breath away. The carpets, the drapery, the wall coverings, the furnitur

Historic home a Cheraw treasure

Guests enter Frances Leppard's home on a grass pathway that is bordered by long rows of manicured ivy. A huge magnolia accents her front entryway. The shed porch roof is supported by free-standing Doric columns. As you enter the house, the subtle beauty of the house takes your breath away. The carpets, the drapery, the wall coverings, the furnitur

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests 5/4 - Qwond Antonio Carr, 29, 178 Old Brick Mill Road, Roseboro, failure to appear/child support. Bond $600; court date May 5. 5/4 - Joseph Anthony Ro

The Butler Basic Skills English as a Second Language students donned their native attire as they shared their ethnic foods and exchanged their cultural traditions with local citizens and agencies recently.
Taste of Cultures is an event held at Sampson Community College that features presentations and cuisines from many different countries.
Countr

SCC goes international

The Butler Basic Skills English as a Second Language students donned their native attire as they shared their ethnic foods and exchanged their cultural traditions with local citizens and agencies recently. Taste of Cultures is an event held at Sampson Community College that features presentations and cuisines from many different countries. Countr

South River Electric Membership Corporation's Power Source volunteers awarded scholarships this year to six admirable high school seniors.
Kirsten Steininger, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Steininger of Eastover, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and obtain a degree in chemistry.
The following recipients received schola

South River's Power Source volunteers award 6 scholarships

South River Electric Membership Corporation's Power Source volunteers awarded scholarships this year to six admirable high school seniors. Kirsten Steininger, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Steininger of Eastover, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and obtain a degree in chemistry. The following recipients received schola

ELIZABETHTOWN — A crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge this afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman was assaulted and suffered a head injury.
Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileen and Josephine Davis, who were the two people Sledge was convicted o

WRAL cameraman assaulted in Bladen

ELIZABETHTOWN — A crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge this afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman was assaulted and suffered a head injury. Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileen and Josephine Davis, who were the two people Sledge was convicted o

Sampson County native Sherry Matthews has been named publisher of The Sampson Independent. She will also continue as the daily newspaper's editor. The announcement was made late last week by Kent Kilpatrick, regional director of the Carolinas Division of Civitas Media, the parent company of The Sampson Independent.
“I am extremely pleased th

Matthews named SI publisher

Sampson County native Sherry Matthews has been named publisher of The Sampson Independent. She will also continue as the daily newspaper's editor. The announcement was made late last week by Kent Kilpatrick, regional director of the Carolinas Division of Civitas Media, the parent company of The Sampson Independent. “I am extremely pleased th

Woman accused of insurance fraud

ROCKINGHAM — Deputies say a woman tried to file an insurance claim after burning down a building. Kalavatibahen Subhashehandra Patel, 49, of Lumyer Road in Rockingham, is accused of setting fire to a building she was leasing on U.S. 1 and trying to collect on the damages. Patel was arrested Monday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and

Richmond County second-grade students at all seven elementary schools have been participating in the 4-H Embryology School Enrichment Program for the past three weeks.
Children have a natural sense of curiosity about living things in the world around them. Building on this curiosity, more than 500 second-graders gained an understanding of biologic

Learning 'hatches' through embryology

Richmond County second-grade students at all seven elementary schools have been participating in the 4-H Embryology School Enrichment Program for the past three weeks. Children have a natural sense of curiosity about living things in the world around them. Building on this curiosity, more than 500 second-graders gained an understanding of biologic

Head Start accepting applications

Chesterfield Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Those interested may apply at their local Head Start center or economic opportunity council office to schedule an appointment. There are six locations throughout Chesterfield and Marlboro counties: Cheraw, Ruby, Pageland,

HAMLET — Ronald Tillman became Richmond County's only African-American school board member Tuesday, filling the seat left empty when former board member Tom McInnis was elected to the state Senate.
Dr. Fred McQueen opened Tuesday night's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education with concerns about diversity in the school system R

Tillman joins school board

HAMLET — Ronald Tillman became Richmond County's only African-American school board member Tuesday, filling the seat left empty when former board member Tom McInnis was elected to the state Senate. Dr. Fred McQueen opened Tuesday night's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education with concerns about diversity in the school system R

Do you have a winning recipe you'd like to share?
Do you have a signature dish that's just too good to keep to yourself?
Do you know of a healthful alternative to an unhealthy but delicious dish?
Don't be greedy, share your culinary wisdom with your community by submitting your recipes to The Cheraw Chronicle! Any kind of dish will do — fr

Recipe of the week

Do you have a winning recipe you'd like to share? Do you have a signature dish that's just too good to keep to yourself? Do you know of a healthful alternative to an unhealthy but delicious dish? Don't be greedy, share your culinary wisdom with your community by submitting your recipes to The Cheraw Chronicle! Any kind of dish will do — fr

Pictured above are the Harrells Christian Academy second-graders from Jane Phillips's class. The students presented a special chapel program in honor of their mothers as an early Mother's Day gift. The class sang songs, quoted scripture and poetry, and then entertained the mothers with their own sock puppets. Following the program, the students hos

Pictured above are the Harrells Christian Academy second-graders from Jane Phillips's class. The students presented a special chapel program in honor of their mothers as an early Mother's Day gift. The class sang songs, quoted scripture and poetry, and then entertained the mothers with their own sock puppets. Following the program, the students hos

LUMBERTON — From nearly the opening whistle of Tuesday's 8-0 loss to Lumberton, Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard didn't like what he saw from his team.
The day after beating Hoke 1-0 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, the Raiders struggled to deal with Lumberton's high-pressure offense, falling behind 5-0

Raiders stall in Round 2

LUMBERTON — From nearly the opening whistle of Tuesday's 8-0 loss to Lumberton, Richmond Senior soccer coach Bennie Howard didn't like what he saw from his team. The day after beating Hoke 1-0 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, the Raiders struggled to deal with Lumberton's high-pressure offense, falling behind 5-0

Last week, my wife and I decided to get some exercise and walk the mile-long trail at the Hitchcock Creek Park in Rockingham. I had attended the grand opening of the park but had never walked the entire length of the beautiful walking trail.
As we made our way through the flat, winding trail, we met friends and neighbors all enjoying their walk th

Adventures on Hitchcock Creek

Last week, my wife and I decided to get some exercise and walk the mile-long trail at the Hitchcock Creek Park in Rockingham. I had attended the grand opening of the park but had never walked the entire length of the beautiful walking trail. As we made our way through the flat, winding trail, we met friends and neighbors all enjoying their walk th

The Mr. HCA Pageant is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Senior Beta Club. This year's competition themed 'Shake it Off' was held on April 16, and four contestants vied for the title as they competed in talent, evening wear, and legs categories. At the end of the evening, HCA sophomore Will Huff was crowned 2015 Mr. HCA and Tristan Crumpler, a

The Mr. HCA Pageant is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Senior Beta Club. This year's competition themed 'Shake it Off' was held on April 16, and four contestants vied for the title as they competed in talent, evening wear, and legs categories. At the end of the evening, HCA sophomore Will Huff was crowned 2015 Mr. HCA and Tristan Crumpler, a

HAMLET — Offenses from both Rockingham and Hamlet middle schools were on full display Tuesday afternoon with the winner securing the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
Hamlet, who entered the game 8-1 overall, was looking to stay near the top of the conference standings. Rockingham was looking to run the table in the regular s

Offenses erupt as Rockets beat Rams

HAMLET — Offenses from both Rockingham and Hamlet middle schools were on full display Tuesday afternoon with the winner securing the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Hamlet, who entered the game 8-1 overall, was looking to stay near the top of the conference standings. Rockingham was looking to run the table in the regular s

The 2014-15 class of Leadership Cheraw graduated on Tuesday, May 5. The 11 participants officially became alumni during the morning ceremony at Kevin Lear's on Main.
The ceremony marks the completion of the program from the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce designed to prepare participants to become leaders by teaching as well as exploring leader

11 graduate Leadership Cheraw

The 2014-15 class of Leadership Cheraw graduated on Tuesday, May 5. The 11 participants officially became alumni during the morning ceremony at Kevin Lear's on Main. The ceremony marks the completion of the program from the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce designed to prepare participants to become leaders by teaching as well as exploring leader





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