Woman killed in

wreck near Bladen

LUMBERTON — A 29-year-old Lumberton woman was killed Monday when she lost control of her vehicle and it was struck almost head-on by an approaching Freightliner box truck.

The accident that killed Jessica Nicole Boone happened about 3:04 p.m. on N.C. 41, east of Lumberton, about a half-mile from Bladen County.

According to the report by the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Boone was driving a two-door Kia passenger vehicle east when her vehicle drifted off the road to the right, she over-corrected and the vehicle went off the road to the left, and then as she tried to get it back on the highway it was struck by the vehicle being driven by Jamie Lyn Snipes, 34, also of Lumberton.

Boone, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Snipes, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries. Speed was a contributing factor.


Clinton 100 group

donates land to SCC

CLINTON — A parcel of land belonging to the Clinton 100 Committee has been donated to Sampson Community College to be utilized for the school’s new truck driver training facility.

During the Clinton 100 Committee’s board meeting in January, the approval of the donation of a 12-acre parcel of land in the Sampson Southeastern Business Center was made, allowing college officials to continue to actively pursue grant funding for the new facility, which will be used for truck driver training.


Man sentenced for

molesting a child

WHITEVILLE — A Clarendon man will serve 13 to 21 years in prison for molesting a child in 2015.

James Brandon Godwin, 33, pleaded guilty to sexual offense with a child recently in Superior Court. He was arrested in November 2015 after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused the child of a female friend.


Habitat group gets

$100,000 grant

FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity received a $100,000 grant from the Simply East Fund at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

The money will be used for a new Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity program called the Critical Home Repair Program that will repair residences for homeowners with household incomes of less than 60 percent of the median income in the city.

— From staff and wire reports.