NEWS


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Judge: No children in court
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 |  


Two men facing charges in string of Harrells break-ins

Two men facing charges in string of Harrells break-ins

Two men are facing felony charges for allegedly breaking into two schools and a business located in close proximity to each other in the heart of Harr...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol ...

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


SCC’s nursing program ranked 28th

SCC’s nursing program ranked 28th

Sampson Community College fosters nursing graduates who, with the help of their faculty and mentors, serve as advocates for patient-centered health ca...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


HCA’s Run for Technology raises $28,000

HCA’s Run for Technology raises $28,000

HARRELLS — Generous sponsors, enthusiastic runners and a gorgeous setting all came together to make Harrells Christian Academy’s 5K Run fo...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Lakewood batters Neuse Charter
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 |  


Clinton edges Union, 5-4

Clinton edges Union, 5-4

Clinton’s Dark Horses edged out Union 5-4 on Tuesday, taking advantage of early advances to hold game dominance despite a strong final inning fr...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Midway soccer beats Triton; baseball, softball fall

Midway soccer beats Triton; baseball, softball fall

The Midway baseball, softball and girls soccer teams were back on the field for the second day in row on Wednesday night, this time hosting the Triton...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Clinton comes back to win

Clinton comes back to win

Following Friday’s mercy-ruled loss against Midway’s Lady Raiders, the Lady Dark Horses pulled through against Union’s Lady Spartans...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Midway improves to 6-2 with win over Bulldogs

Midway improves to 6-2 with win over Bulldogs

The Midway Raiders picked up another victory on Tuesday night, defeating Wallace-Rose Hill 6-2 in Four County Conference play.Midway struck first in t...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Midway soccer gets back on track

Midway soccer gets back on track

After suffering their first setback of the season after a tough loss at Clinton on Friday, Midway’s girls’ soccer team took the field on T...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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UMO Alumni Weekend begins March 31
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Celebrating you!
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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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Sharing time with an angel

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A legacy that will continue

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 |  


Help the sun shine locally this year

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of government transparency, kicked off last Sunday. This year, opinion journalists might be tempted to turn crit...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Who’ll be the cutest pet? That’s up to you!

They’re absolutely adorable, and picking a winner, or actually several of them, is going to be a difficult assignment. But pick them you must if...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Public notices play key role in open government

Something good happened last month in the South Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1167 was killed.HB 1167 would have allowed municipalities with more tha...

March 17th, 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