On Black Fridayand beyond,shop local

Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first. With …

November 25th, 2015 updated: November 25th, 2015. |  

Challenging parents to step up

Challenging parents to step up

Just as it should be, providing quality education for all is everybody’s business, and working at succeeding with every student …

November 22nd, 2015 |  

Will the culture protect them?

Will the culture protect them?

There was a large crowd at the high school football game I attended last Friday night. It was an enjoyable …

November 15th, 2015 |  

No greater heroes than our veterans

We honor our veterans today — for the freedoms they’ve ensured; for the protection they provide; for the call they …

November 11th, 2015 |  

Keeping heroin off our streets

Heroin is a dangerous and highly addictive drug and keeping it out of our county and off our streets is …

November 5th, 2015 |  

Community helps make movie possible

Community helps make movie possible

This is going to be a bittersweet week for me as 18 days of shooting wraps and the bevy of …

October 28th, 2015 |  

Giving ex-offenders a chance

Giving ex-offenders a chance

Recently, more and more Americans, from the President to members of Congress and state lawmakers, have been weighing in on …

October 25th, 2015 |  

Choosing to give to United Way

Sampson County citizens are known for their giving spirit. It’s a fact we often repeat, but we don’t believe it …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

Be mindfulof school bussafety laws

A distracted motorist is a dangerous motorist, and in today’s busy, high-tech world there are dozens of ways for those …

October 22nd, 2015 |  

Get ready forthe SI’s onlinecostume contest

Tis the season for a contest, a ghoulish, fun contest that The Sampson Independent has been offering for several years …

October 21st, 2015 |  

Be an active partof electoral process

In just under a week, registered voters in Sampson will have an opportunity to make all-important decisions in municipal races …

October 18th, 2015 |  

A crowning example

Sometimes it is the smallest acts that bring the greatest results and sets the most amazing of examples. Take, for …

October 16th, 2015 |  

Our United Waymakes differencein local community

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference. The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in 1991, the non-profit …

October 14th, 2015 |  

Putting an endto the bullying

It happens every day. A student is ridiculed by another, picked on, prodded, perhaps even threatened. Hurt feelings occur, but …

October 11th, 2015 |  

Help firefightersfill their boots

We’ve got some big shoes to fill over the next week here in Clinton, and we are hoping residents will …

October 10th, 2015 |  

We averted the storm,but Sampson wasready all the same

The rains came, and in some places the deluge that continued for days on end brought heavy flooding the likes …

October 8th, 2015 |  

Reporting the bad, and telling the good

Within just a few hours in Clinton Saturday, police responded to two incidents in which three people were shot and …

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  

The next big thing

The next big thing

“Everybody’s ready for the next big thing.” That’s the tag line from the 2003 song, “The Next Big Thing,” by …

October 4th, 2015 |  

Hands-on learningbrings innovation

Innovation is key to education in today’s society, and it is great to see such advancements going on in local …

September 30th, 2015 |  

Follow Francis’ advice

Last week, Pope Francis paid a visit to Congress and, while there, he offered a message to lawmakers that we …

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  

Healthy offeringsworth our time

Last year, Sampson Regional Medical Center and the Outpatient Diagnostics Center took a new approach to helping put a dent …

September 27th, 2015 |  

Healthy offeringsworth our time

Last year, Sampson Regional Medical Center and the Outpatient Diagnostics Center took a new approach to helping put a dent …

September 27th, 2015 |  


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