NEWS


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Fond memories of SCC
HCA takes second in regional Science Olympiad

HCA takes second in regional Science Olympiad

The HCA Science Olympiad team competed recently at the Kinston Regional tournament with great success, bringing home 18 medals and placing second over...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Church Outreach

* The deadline for church briefs is noon on WednesdaysBaldwin Branch Missionary Baptist ChurchThe church will sponsor a prison ministry, “Christ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Les Miserables rehearsals continue

As we near the end of March, we near the opening date of our spring production. Les Miserables School Edition has it’s opening night in a little...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Forever dabbing at Roseboro ES

Forever dabbing at Roseboro ES

ROSEBORO — As “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played, students from Roseboro Elementary School looked up at the sky as green and blue b...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Judge: No children in court

Judge: No children in court

The latest move aimed at reducing disruptions in Sampson County court is zeroing in on the young and boisterous population.Chief District Court Judge ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy prepares for first-ever golf tournament

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy prepares for first-ever golf tournament

SALEMBURG — Leaders from Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and supporters are preparing to tee off to help young men and women have a better future.The ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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County sports roundup
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Lakewood extends win streak
Lady Leopards fall to North Duplin, 14-2

Lady Leopards fall to North Duplin, 14-2

The Lakewood Leopards softball team was back in action on Friday night as they hosted the Rebels of North Duplin in a game that got out of hand rather...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Lakewood drops fifth straight, look to rebound Tuesday

Lakewood drops fifth straight, look to rebound Tuesday

The Lakewood Leopards varsity soccer team took on the North Duplin Rebels on Friday night in hopes of getting back on track after losing four straight...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Lady Crusaders storm by Lady Horses

Lady Crusaders storm by Lady Horses

In stark contrast to the promise of Tuesday’s win, Clinton’s Lady Dark Horses lost their footing in Thursday’s non-conference game a...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Lakewood batters Neuse Charter

Lakewood batters Neuse Charter

The Lakewood Leopards varsity baseball team was back in action Thursday night, facing off against the Cougars of Neuse Charter. The Leopards walked al...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Lakewood soccer falls in close one

Lakewood soccer falls in close one

The Lakewood Leopards girls’ varsity soccer team lost to the Cougars of Neuse Charter in a tough defensive battle that went down to the very las...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Hobbton Middle baseball still undefeated

Hobbton Middle baseball still undefeated

The Hobbton Middle Wildcats baseball team upped their record to 3-0 in the conference with a 6-3 win over Roseboro-Salemburg Middle Wednesday afternoo...

March 24th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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UMO Alumni Weekend begins March 31
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Celebrating you!
Bentonville celebrates anniversary

Bentonville celebrates anniversary

Last weekend, March 18-19, “War So Terrible”: The Medical Living History Progrm was held at Bentonville Battleground, just outside of Samp...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Sooooo cute!

Sooooo cute!

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March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


What’s cookin’

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, Mar. 27No SchoolTuesday, Mar. 28Cheeseburger on BunChicken Fajita WrapCornBlack Eye PeasSliced PearsMilkWednesday, Mar. 29...

March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


Portion size mistakes that we should avoid

Portion size mistakes that we should avoid

If you are trying to eat healthy and lose weight, you might be eating too much of these foods. Do you think you are doing a good job of sticking to yo...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Clinton High, Sampson Middle earn superior band rankings

Clinton High, Sampson Middle earn superior band rankings

Student-musicians from Clinton City Schools are showing that hard work and dedication pays off.The bands from Clinton High School (CHS) and Sampson Mi...

March 24th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Let’s fix Obamacare
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Thank you for your patience

Sharing time with an angel

I once had a friend who was known to be somewhat of a private person. She kept her feelings mostly to herself. Sometimes I felt I wanted to pry open h...

March 24th, 2017 |  


School reform requires strong leaders

School reform requires strong leaders

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


A legacy that will continue

Change is inevitable. We don’t always like it, and we seldom find it easy to adapt to, but many times with change it comes roaring into our live...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


The US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court

The United States Congress is now taking up its constitutional duty to consider a nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The seat has been vaca...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Welcoming the new day that spring brings

With bright and sunny blue skies and, finally, a return to warmer temperatures after a bitterly cold week comes the mark of a new season. While warm F...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Never like this before

Never like this before

“We’ve never had times like these before.” It seems we hear statements of concern like this from someone in the media almost every d...

March 19th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Chamber working to grow local businesses

Annual job fair slated for this weekend

Job seekers from across Sampson County are being invited to come out to the second annual Sampson County Job Fair Saturday.Sponsored by the Clinton-Sa...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Mosquito Joe ready for April debut

Mosquito Joe ready for April debut

A group of mosquito fighters are working to make sure the outdoors is a fun place for their clients.Based out of Dunn, Mosquito Joe of the Sandhills, ...

March 8th, 2017 |  


SI christens new home

SI christens new home

The Sampson Independent celebrated the grand opening of a new location with a Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and open hou...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Chamber celebrates location opening

Chamber celebrates location opening

We have been doing a lot of celebrating this month at the chamber. Last Thursday evening we celebrated the grand opening of the new location of The Sa...

March 8th, 2017 updated: March 8th, 2017. |  


Family Christian closing

Family Christian closing

Large signs in the window only confirm rumors that have been floating around town the last week — Family Christian will be closing its doors, af...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Fastenal comes to Clinton

Fastenal comes to Clinton

As a manager for one the largest industrial supply stores in America, Matt Hull is looking forward to seeing what the future holds in Clinton.Fastenal...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


SOCIAL MEDIA