Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:48:29 EST 1800 Garland fire kills 6 GARLAND — Early Saturday morning, a group of shocked and saddened community members stood on Gibbs Road staring at a fire-ravaged single-wide mobile home. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:10 EST Sixth body found in Garland fire A sixth body has just been discovered in the charred remains of a house at 552 Gibbs Road, the scene of a tragic early morning fire that has claimed at least six people. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:08 EST Names of those killed in house fire not being released yet The names of five people killed this morning in a tragic house fire on Gibbs Road are still being withheld as investigators probe the cause of the fire and the county's medical examiner works to positively identify them. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:55:06 EST Five killed in Garland fire Five people were reportedly killed early this morning in a house fire on Gibbs Road near Garland.Authorities are still on scene and few details have been released at this time.Watch for updates here at Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:17:08 EST Lakewood falls short to Pamlico The opening kickoff was the start of a very exciting night of football at Leopards Stadium, with the Pamlico Hurricanes taking the opening kick-off 84 yards for the touchdown. The rest of the first quarter was plenty of defense and penalties, with the... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:34:13 EST Dark Horses dominate Panthers Clinton traveled to Beulaville on Friday night to open their 2014 football season against rival East Duplin. The Horses wasted no time establishing a strong rushing attack and put the game away well before halftime. The Dark Horses scored early and... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:13:20 EST Hobbton drops decision to Southeat Halifax The Hobbton Wildcats tangled with the Trojans of Southeast Halifax Friday night and came up short. The final score was 30-12. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:57:13 EST Midway falls to Princeton, 28-7 The Midway Raiders picked up its first loss of the season Friday night in a 28-7 decision to the visiting Princeton Bulldogs. Princeton used 409 total yards to take down the young Raiders. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:30:08 EST Barden Street armed robbery probed Investigators with the Clinton Police Department's Neighborhood Improvement Team are looking for suspects in a Thursday night armed robbery at the Sampson Center, in which a man was assaulted and robbed. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:15:13 EST News briefs America Legion Post #319 — will not have a meeting in September. FMI Robert L. Brown at 590-2781 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:58:10 EST Couple more arrests on ‘Tap’ The latest in an ongoing series of significant drug arrests by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office continued Thursday as two more “Double Tap” suspects were served felony charges. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:56:08 EST Tart gives UIS fifth-graders view of Marine life Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Tart came to Union Intermediate School on Aug. 27 and spoke with the fifth-grade class. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:01:14 EST Byrd serves as N.C. Senate page RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Chandler Britt Byrd, a student at Wake Forest High School, serve as a page. She is the daughter of Charles and Paige Byrd of Wake Forest and the granddaughter of Danny and Vicki... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:11 EST Journey through recovery For Frankie and Amanda Brewington, June 11 began as a normal day. Eleven weeks later, the couple are living a completely different life, one they never expected. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:10 EST Bradshaw says goodbye to Extension Inside her office at the Sampson County Extension Office, Amanda Bradshaw sat in front of a computer and sorted through thousands of 4-H pictures. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:15:07 EST Murphy-Brown: Lawsuits could put farmers out of work The filing of seven federal lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC is “disappointing,” and one that could potentially put hard-working farmers out of business, an attorney for the company said this week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:15 EST The simple truth Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Later in the book of John we read where, after... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:30:07 EST Church Outreach Cedar PointDOC Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:16:11 EST God’s language is one of the heart Do you believe some things have to be believed to be seen? This story stirs before dawn while dusting my kitchen table and mulling over thoughts about believing and praying for my granddaughter, Corie, who is being transported to Duke tonight. She was... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:06 EST Back to school is about staying in the know on the go Back to school can be exciting, but also an overwhelming time for students, parents and teachers. Whether students forget to check for homework assignments or miss class due to illness, students don't want to fall behind. Access to information... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:30:16 EST