Sampson Independent- RSS Feed http://clintonnc.com/ http://clintonnc.com/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:50:32 EST 1800 DSS challenges, caseloads causing stressed staffers http://clintonnc.com/news/health-home_top-localnews1-news/4495918/DSS-challenges-caseloads-causing-stressed-staffers The Sampson County Department of Social Services continues to experience massive caseloads that would by itself cause a person's head to spin. Glitches in a new statewide system, expected to streamline service delivery, has only compounded those... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Garland leans toward sewer, water repairs http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews3-news/4496489/Garland-leans-toward-sewer-water-repairs GARLAND — The town board voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with the Community Development Block Grant application. The CDBG will enable the town to start looking towards potentially fixing some of the water and sewer concerns that... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Anther Blue, 59 http://clintonnc.com/news/obits/4499386/Anther-Blue-59 Anther Blue, 59CLINTON — Anther Blue, 59, of Hicks Lane passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST John Miller http://clintonnc.com/news/obits/4498173/John-Miller John MillerIVANHOE — Mr. John Robert Miller passed away April 14, 2014 at Carolina East Hospice Center. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Town of Garland Chamber’s Member of Week http://clintonnc.com/news/business-news/4488876/Town-of-Garland-Chambers-Member-of-Week Courtesy photo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual S. River meeting introduces new CEO http://clintonnc.com/news/business/4489641/Annual-S.-River-meeting-introduces-new-CEO The South River EMC Annual Meeting of Members is coming up Thursday, April 17 at the Crown Theatre and Arena in Fayetteville. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-news/4496715/Crimewatch Arrests4/16 - Jason Paul Terry, 36, 705 W. Cutchin St., Clinton, failure to appear on no operator's license charge. Bond $1,000; court date not listed. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kerr’s first-grade Students of the Month http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-localnews1-news_education-photo_gallery/4496286/Kerrs-first-grade-Students-of-the-Month Kerr Elementary recently named its first grade Students of the Month for April, recognizing them for the character trait of courage. Those honored were: Eben Best, Jamiyah Joyner, Zoie Allemore, Jackson Lee, Logan Bass, Aiyanni Hernandez, Judith... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Blackburn crowned Miss Midway Middle http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-local_features-news_education-photo_gallery/4495694/Blackburn-crowned-Miss-Midway-Middle Courtesy photo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A trap is set for Jesus http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/4489200/A-trap-is-set-for-Jesus (This is part 5 of an 8-part series on the last days of Jesus by Pastor Gilbert Owens. This series highlights the key events of Jesus Christ last days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. This series is based on Pastor Gilbert Owens study... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Subway coming soon to Harrells http://clintonnc.com/news/business-home_top-localnews1-localnews3-news/4483156/Subway-coming-soon-to-Harrells Last August, the announcement was made that there would be a Subway opened in Harrells. Last week, the frame for the business started going up. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer art camp offers new classes http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/4475255/Summer-art-camp-offers-new-classes Registration has started for the Sampson Arts Council's Summer Art Camp and there are some new opportunities available for older students this year, leaders noted. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teacher plan, mastery program on county schools’ radar http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news-news_education/4486961/Teacher-plan-mastery-program-on-county-schools-radar An oft-discussed teacher contract/bonus pay plan and a new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery program will hold the attention of Sampson County Board of Education members after the Easter break, when they meet April 28, likely to vote on one and work... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clara D. Hope, 78 http://clintonnc.com/news/obits/4488376/Clara-D.-Hope-78 Clara D. Hope, 78CLINTON — Mrs. Clara Elizabeth DeVault Hope, 78, of 3975 Garland Hwy., died in Mary Gran Nursing Home, Monday, April 14, 2014. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Harrells softball, baseball get wins http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/4488192/Harrells-softball-baseball-get-wins Softball Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vigil shines light on dark issue of child abuse http://clintonnc.com/news/health-home_top-localnews1-localnews2-news/4483182/Vigil-shines-light-on-dark-issue-of-child-abuse As rain fell around the Clinton Farmer's Market Monday evening, a large crowd gathered for a candlelight vigil to show unity against child abuse, with the hope that shining a light on an everyday issue might one day see it washed away... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hobbton Middle places 2nd in BOB regionals http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news-news_education-photo_gallery/4486862/Hobbton-Middle-places-2nd-in-BOB-regionals Courtesy photo Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson libraries prepare to celebrate Children’s Book Week http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews4-news/4486778/Sampson-libraries-prepare-to-celebrate-Childrens-Book-Week Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-news/4486382/Crimewatch Arrests4/14 - Michael Anthony Loftin Jr., 26, 4740 Bearskin Road, Clinton, court violations. Bond $400; court date April 22. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Special Olympics show off special athletes http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news-news_education/4486150/Special-Olympics-show-off-special-athletes Courtesy photos Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST