NEWS


4:22 pm |    
Garland FD gives ultimatum
3:30 pm |    
Creativity in the air
12:39 pm |    
Fun at Grove Park
Friends of Ag rally set; Troxler to deliver keynote

Friends of Ag rally set; Troxler to deliver keynote

As a way to give thanks to a community so supportive of agriculture, the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture is hosting its annual rally next month....

March 28th, 2017 |  


Heroin arrests made

Heroin arrests made

Local drug agents recently made two separate heroin-related arrests following traffic stops.The first was made around 9 p.m. Thursday.William Blake Ta...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Sampson man arrested in chase

Sampson man arrested in chase

A Sampson County man is facing charges in connection with a chase that ensued following what authorities said was a routine motor vehicle violation.Da...

March 28th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


The end of an era

The end of an era

Harrells Christian Academy celebrated the 47 years of service Betty Newkirk dedicated to the school. Newkirk will be retiring at the end of this schoo...

March 28th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


SCC Cosmetology ‘Grade A’

SCC Cosmetology ‘Grade A’

Client Emily Blue gets her hair washed by Sampson Community College Cosmetology student Diamond Hardy as Cosmetology Department Chair Loreta Jones loo...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Spring revivals continue at area churches

Spring revivals continue at area churches

On Wednesday, March 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. (already in progress) Andrew Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton, is having their Annual Women’s Co...

March 28th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


3:20 pm |    
County sports roundup
3:11 pm
Updated: 3:57 pm. |    
Lady Horses roll over Trask, extend win streak to nine
Clinton rallies late, beats Trask

Clinton rallies late, beats Trask

What looked to be an insurmountable lead by the Heide Trask Titans folded into a breakneck tie and stunning 7-6 win Tuesday night for Clinton.Trask, t...

March 29th, 2017 updated: March 29th, 2017. |  


Hobbton Middle baseball, soccer get wins

Hobbton Middle baseball, soccer get wins

Hobbton Middle School’s soccer and baseball teams earned decisive victories over Union on Monday, winning 8-0 and 12-2, respectively, with just ...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Hobbton honors longtime reporter

Hobbton honors longtime reporter

In the first game of the baseball season, Hobbton High School honored alumnus and Sampson Independent reporter David Johnson threw out the first pirch...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Sutter signs with Hampden-Sydney

Sutter signs with Hampden-Sydney

Sunshine filtered into Clinton High School’s library Friday afternoon, and the spring day offered more promise than simple weather. In a commitm...

March 25th, 2017 |  


County sports roundup

County sports roundup

Several area sports programs were in action this past week as Hobbton Middle School girls soccer, Clinton tennis, area golf teams, and the Union and M...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Lakewood extends win streak

Lakewood extends win streak

The North Duplin Rebels made the trip to Lakewood High School to take on the Leopards in Carolina 1A baseball action on a warm Friday night. The Rebel...

March 25th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


4:22 pm |    
Garland FD gives ultimatum
Speedway to Healthy Exhibit educates Sampson students

Speedway to Healthy Exhibit educates Sampson students

Along with classmates, Grace Faircloth enjoyed exploring the human body and how a nutritious apple or an unhealthy doughnut can affect it.She was one ...

March 28th, 2017 |  


D&E Metalworks opens in Garland

D&E Metalworks opens in Garland

GARLAND — As sparks flew across his mask, Donnie Bass welded metal inside his shop. Each day, it’s something he loves to do.That passion l...

March 27th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


Sampson County 4-H Activity Night coming soon

Local youths are looking forward to showing off their interests and passions during a special event hosted by Sampson County Cooperative Extension.The...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Dr. Shari Herring ready to lead Tarheel ChalleNGe

Dr. Shari Herring ready to lead Tarheel ChalleNGe

SALEMBURG — As the leader of a life-changing institute, Dr. Shari Herring is looking forward to helping North Carolina youths pave a positive pa...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Prep begins for NC Watermelon Festival

The 32nd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro is scheduled Aug. 2 - 5. This year’s theme is a “Salute to Sum...

March 25th, 2017 |  


UMO Alumni Weekend begins March 31

UMO Alumni Weekend begins March 31

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is preparing for its 2017 Spring Alumni Weekend taking place from March 31 to April 2 at various loc...

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


OPINION


6:30 am
Updated: 6:30 am. |    

Banning children from court the right move

7:00 am
Updated: 7:00 am. |    

Love our country, follow our rules

Let’s fix Obamacare

Let’s fix Obamacare

As the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama made history in so many ways, especially with the passage of his signature health care law i...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Thank you for your patience

Thank you for your patience

I’ve been told that when it’s finished, it’s going to be worth all the wait and aggravation. But sitting here on Sunset Ave, with th...

March 26th, 2017 updated: March 26th, 2017. |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


4:39 pm
Updated: 3:23 pm. |    
D&E Metalworks opens in Garland
Chamber working to grow local businesses

Chamber working to grow local businesses

Happy Thursday Chamber Friends! We have been very busy here at the Chamber and that is the way we like it. We celebrated a very well deserved move and...

March 15th, 2017 updated: March 15th, 2017. |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA