Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:39:24 EST 1800 Garnering new members Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club President Nancy Carr, center, congratulates Dr. Victoria Byrd and Billy Peterson for sponsoring two new members into the club, Dr. Eric Bracy and the Rev. Chuck Yancey. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:31:51 EST Lady Wildcats top Spring Creek, avenge early-season loss The Hobbton Lady Wildcats avenged and earlier loss to Spring Creek with a 60-39 win over the visiting Gators Tuesday night. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:16:51 EST Spring Creek drops Hobbton The Hobbton varsity boys got off to a slow start and wound up losing 89-57 to the Spring Creek Gators Tuesday night. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:52 EST Leopards beat North Duplin 61-52 Lakewood's basketball team won a road game at North Duplin Tuesday night by a score of 61-52. It was a much needed win for the Leopards who have struggled in recent games. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:06:51 EST Lady Leps roll past North Duplin Lakewood's girls basketball team continued their winning ways with a 61-47 win over the home team, North Duplin Tuesday night. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:51:51 EST Horses win seventh straight The Clinton Dark Horses won 59-53 in another tough road game in conference play as they used a second half push to defeat East Bladen. The win was the seventh consecutive for the 'Horses and featured good defensive play and toughness by Clinton... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:51 EST Shelter gets a revamp Despite taking in roughly 400 fewer animals over the course of 2014, the Sampson County Animal Shelter's local adoption and rescue numbers were in line with 2013's figures — that meant a significant boost in the adoption... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:31:51 EST An apocalypse upon us Terrorists murdering people exercising free speech at a satirical magazine. People killed by mere virtue of their beliefs in a kosher grocery store. Groups like ISIS and Boko Haram running amok in the Middle East and Africa. The world seems awful... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:01:52 EST Clinton native to share writings Iris Peterson has always enjoyed writing, but she only shared her deepest thoughts with herself. Now, however, she is sharing her insight with the world, hoping each reader will be empowered, encouraged and enlightened. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:01:51 EST Plain View Elementary names honor students Plain View Elementary School recently released the names of students who made the school's academic rolls for the second nine weeks grading period. Those students are listed below. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:01:52 EST Missionaries on Mission program set for Sunday Prayer service is held every Monday at 6 p.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Outreach Ministries, Clinton.Bible study is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bearskin MBC, Clinton. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:46:51 EST CHS time change eyed When it comes to the first bell at Clinton High School, some educational leaders believe letting students get a little more shut-eye could be a good thing. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:51 EST Mere Garden Club holds meeting The Just-A-Mere Garden Club held its first meeting of 2015 at the home of Sara Jackson. Rita Wilson gave the devotion. A program about Native Intelligence was presented by Rena McLamb, who spoke of the importance of using native plants in our... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:51 EST Sampson school board green lights auto class The Sampson County Board of Education gave the approving nod for college officials to operate an automotive class at Midway High School. The vote Monday night came on the heels of myriad questions about the class only a week ago during a board work... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:06:52 EST Community Bulletin Board Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group — meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Sampson County Dept. of Aging training room, 405 County Complex Road, Clinton. Guest speaker will be Emily Carlyle, MS, LRT/CTRS... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:51 EST Coastal Crescent Trail – a new alternate hiking option The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Mountains- to-Sea Trail (FMST) have jointly announced the naming of the Coastal Crescent Trail, an additional option for hikers seeking to walk across North... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:16:51 EST Students thank Civitans for gifts At the Civitans Christmas party last month, members got what they say was the best gift of all — thank you notes from students expressing their extreme appreciation for what club members, with the community's help, was able to accomplish... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:41:52 EST Rotary clubs send youth to leadership event The Clinton Rotary Club and the Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club jointly sponsored high school juniors to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at Trinity Center in Atlantic Beach, Jan. 23-25. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:41:51 EST Sampson Middle edges Union 28-19 The Sampson Middle School boys basketball team won an ugly game on Monday in front of a home crowd as they downed Union by a score of 28-19. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:01:51 EST RSMS girls drop Hobbton in tight battle The Hobbton Middle Lady Wildcats lost a nail-biter to Roseboro Salemburg Middle 27-23. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:51:51 EST