Creativity blossoms at ‘Art in the Park’

Creativity blossoms at ‘Art in the Park’

An easel fashioned from thick branches, large frogs and watering pots made from tires, hose and pool noodles and everything from bicycles and chandeli...

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


Fill ‘er up

Fill ‘er up

Full service gas stations are becoming a thing of the past. In fact, some people can’t remember the last time they visited one and most have nev...

April 2nd, 2017 updated: April 2nd, 2017. |  


A new home for Sampson County’s military history

A new home for Sampson County’s military history

Born in Sampson County, Micajah Autry left North Carolina in 1835 to seek his fortune out west. He eventually made his way to Texas, and died fighting...

March 19th, 2017 updated: March 19th, 2017. |  


Reality TV hits local motorsports park and spectators may find themselves getting in on the camera action

Reality TV hits local motorsports park and spectators may find themselves getting in on the camera action

Tires will be squealin’, cameras will be rolling and spectators just might find themselves part of the action as reality TV makes its way to eas...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


SCC: A reflection in time

SCC: A reflection in time

This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of Sampson Community College’s presence in the community. Each month, The Sampson Independent is tak...

February 12th, 2017 updated: February 12th, 2017. |  


Local production company rolling cameras

Local production company rolling cameras

Less than a year after its development, a production company born out of a partnership formed during filming of a locally-produced movie is finding su...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


Lives and stories of inspiration

Lives and stories of inspiration

By Sherry [email protected] Rose works in a man’s world. As director of the Clinton-Sampson Planning Department, her job la...

October 30th, 2016 |  


Helping hurricane victims

Helping hurricane victims

Hurricane Matthew devastated homes and businesses across Sampson County earlier this month — now a band, business and several agencies in the co...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Ginning the cotton

Ginning the cotton

Cotton from an area farm, freshly picked, makes its way through the ginning process. In Sampson County, cotton production ranks seventh in the state w...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Chef, author talks roots, recipes at Women Who Inspire conference at SCC

Chef, author talks roots, recipes at Women Who Inspire conference at SCC

See another Women Who Inspire story in the Sunday, Oct. 28 Lifestyles section of The Sampson IndependentVivian Howard rubbed her thumb and forefinger ...

October 21st, 2016 |