The News-Journal (Raeford, N.C.) /
May 12, 1983, edition 1 /
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Ready to retire
Samuel J. Monro e, a correctional
officer and food service supervisor
for McCain Prison is retiring at
age 50. Monroe, who has been
employed at the prison for over 11
years and previously worked at the
McCain hospital, doesn 7 intend to
stop work completely. Monroe
said he wanted to operate a ' 'small
business of his own. "
Federal Land Bank
Join Forces Here
The Hoke County Branch of the
Southeast Production Credit
Association and the Federal Land
Bank will be joining forces and ex
panding in the Hoke area.
The two sister organizations are
jointly constructing a building that
will house both branches and
enable "full credit services to be
offered in one building."
Production Credit, which is
managed by Julian Butler here in
Raeford, offers short term loans to
farmers while the land bank offers
long term real estate loans.
"We are doing this in an effort
to better serve the farmers in this
area," land bank president Harvey
At present, the federal land
bank is serving Hoke County
residents through its Fayetteville
Jointly, the branches will house
six employees and serve over 2, 000
farmers who are already actively
involved in one of the two pro
grams, Beckham said.
"We are hoping that the
building will be completed before
October 1," Production Credit
president, Eugene Smith, Jr. said.
"This is something that needs to
be done," Smith said.
"The farmer is our utmost con
cern and our only real interest,"
"Without the farmer, we would
not be able to build this building,"
Has New Owners
In an effort to bring about a
"new beginning" in radio service
to the Raeford area, WSHB chang
ed hands and call letters as of May
The station has become WSMR.
WSMR is owned and operated
by Service Media Incorporated,
which formed in February 1982.
Changing the call letters of the
station was done to "totally
disassociate" the old station from
the new one, part-owner Donald
"We are starting new," Eaton
Eaton, who was news director
for the old station, and two other
men, jointly hold stock in Service
Media and the new station.
"We view Raeford as a good
market with a lot of potential for
growth," Eaton said emphasizing
that future growth could be
With new owners, the station
will undergo some changes.
According to Eaton, the music
format will be geared for the 25 to
49 year olds.
The station will also be getting
into local news action as well as
"instituting speciality programs
aimed at public affairs issues."
WSMR is an A.M. station that
broadcasts from b a.m. until 10
p.m. seven days a week.
According to Eaton, the station
is licensed to operate 24 hours a
day, but no plans have been made
to extend the 16 hours that are
already put in.
Unlike many stations, WSMR
will broadcast live.
According to Eaton, they also
plan to have a great deal of local
flavor intermingled with "good
"Stability" is the key to making
this radio station a success, Eaton
"It would be a great loss to
Hoke County if for some reason
this station ceased to exist," Eaton
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