Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 28 May 2015 14:34:23 EST 1800 Bracing for impact In observance of North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week this week and the start of hurricane season just days away, Sampson County emergency officials are urging everyone to make prepare for the worst. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:16:51 EST Crimewatch (The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.)Arrests Thu, 28 May 2015 10:36:51 EST $3M in scholarships$3M-in-scholarships With school winding down, Skyler Ray spent a portion of her Wednesday morning reviewing paperwork for scholarships. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:36:52 EST Strong partnerships pay big dividends Local officials are touting this week's announcement of a major industry locating to Sampson, saying it will not only fill a void left by the departure of another, but also bring increased tax base, jobs and production to the county — all... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:01:51 EST It’s hot outside! Are your medications safe? This time of the year is always fun and busy! Beach weekends here, ball games there, and everything else in between. It is easy to live life in the fast lane and never think about how safe your medications might be in this weather. Although your... Thu, 28 May 2015 06:31:51 EST (No heading) Midway Elementary Students of the Month for April were Julio Mondragon Reyes, Chase Daniels, Noah Faircloth, Peyton Lucas, Alyssa Byrd, Raegan Thornton, Jamisan Sanders, Cheyenne Capps, Cassie Hayes, Julian Newman, Jaydn Stox, Everett Jackson, Ryan... Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:54 EST Local piano students conclude busy season Memorial Day weekend may find many traveling on the road, but music continues here in Clinton. Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:52 EST Changes abound at Clinton-Sampson Chamber It is difficult to believe that we are on the cusp of summertime and entering the half-way point of 2015! As I look back on the last five months of my tenure as President of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, I am filled with joy by the... Wed, 27 May 2015 18:01:51 EST Community Bulletin Board Sampson County Democratic Party — Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the guest speaker for the Sampson Democratic Party Centurion Banquet on Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Clinton Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road. FMI and... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:53 EST (No heading) The Chamber's Member of the Week, Mercy Care, Inc., is located in their new building 415-B Warsaw Road in Clinton. The mission of Mercy Care is to provide quality care with a heart of compassion to their adult consumers with developmental... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:51 EST Local scout to host community gospel show Several months ago, Boy Scout Stephen Carroll began a journey to build a storage building for his band mates at Midway High School. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:01:51 EST Search extends in Garland GARLAND — A massive multi-agency search and rescue mission for a missing elderly man in the Garland area was still ongoing late Wednesday, with plans to extend the search through the night and as long as necessary as more and more agencies... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:53 EST UMO and JSCC partner to enhance college transfer MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) and James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The University of Mount Olive Bridge allows... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:52 EST Crimewatch (The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail... Wed, 27 May 2015 14:31:51 EST PD: Incident involving officer under review A Clinton police official cited for allegedly passing a stopped school bus earlier this month is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, according to a statement from the department Wednesday. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:06:53 EST Search for Garland man ongoing Sampson law enforcement and emergency officials are currently leading a multi-agency search and rescue mission in the Garland area for a missing elderly man. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:21:51 EST Simpson receives Ag scholarship Coleman Simpson plans to have a bright future in the world of agriculture. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:41:51 EST Tales of a secret life Donna Carter-Henry lived the most unimaginable life for six years. With hopes of spreading awareness by sharing her story, Carter-Henry has written about that horrific time in her life in her first published book, BL African American Concubine in... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:16:53 EST City restructure floated Turnover within the City of Clinton's Finance Department has brought a proposal from the city manager to restructure the department, adding two new positions but no new personnel — a move that would actually come with savings. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:16:51 EST Playground Impact Day coming to Newkirk Park This Saturday, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are looking forward to seeing James L. Newkirk park filled with children having fun. The Rho Omega Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 1908 Playground Impact Day from 10... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:01:52 EST