Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mary Moses Blanding

Posted on November 1, 2017 3:03 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Mary Moses Blanding, 92, widow of Harvey Blanding, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.
Born March 10, 1925, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late John Moses Sr. and Maggie Pressley Moses.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Ernest Hilton, 1089 Sportsman Drive in Manning.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

CCTC alumnus donates books to Natural Resources Management Program

Posted on November 1, 2017 2:02 am by Staff Reports

A Central Carolina Technical College alumnus has donated 19 high-quality natural history books to the college’s Natural Resources Management Program.
Joshua Arrants of Camden graduated magna cum laude from Central in 2002 with an associate degree in natural resources management.
“This is the beginning of a library and a resource for the students in this program,” said CCTC Environmental and Natural Resources Program Chair Josh Castleberry. “Hopefully, it will inspire them to get out and research beyond the classroom. We recognize and thank Joshua for this great contribution to our program.”
Arrants was recognized in 2014 with an Outstanding Alumni … Read the rest

Trick-or-Treat Pictures from the Public: Adalyn and Jacob Rackley

Posted on November 1, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

Adalyn Rackley, 6, and Jacob Rackley, 4, went trick-or-treating in downtown Manning on Tuesday. Send us your trick-or-treat pictures, with full names, to

Today in History: Nov. 1

Posted on November 1, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

365 – The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
996 – Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
1141 – Empress Matilda’s reign as ‘Lady of the English’ ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England.
1179 – Philip II is crowned King of France.
1214 – The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
1348 – The anti-royalist … Read the rest


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