Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:32:18 EST 1800 Elections officials spreading word on Voter ID While a Voter ID law is not scheduled to take effect in North Carolina until 2016, local Board of Elections officials are already working to spread the word about the law and educate those without proper ID on steps they can take to get in... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:30:09 EST A cellular phone is here Recently, my eyes were opened to the reality of everything that has happened in Washington with our regulators and legislators. Cellular telephones have effectively replaced our traditional means of communication. (We now have more cellular telephones... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:19 EST Nabbed in Georgia Jerry Junior “Red” McNeil stepped from an SBI plane at the Clinton-Sampson Airport and squinted in the afternoon sun, glancing left, then right and finally straight ahead, catching sight of a Clinton Police officer photographing his... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:17 EST Health fair’s focus - awareness With the number of women facing breast and cervical cancer growing each year, the Sampson County Health Department and North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Program have teamed for the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Rally and Health... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:15 EST Community Bulletin Board Garland Senior Center — will host Brenda Brown from Fayetteville Social Security on Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.. The public is welcome, so please join us. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:12 EST Autumn in the air Although temperatures have still remained in the 80's this week, there's still been a change in the air, a chilliness that makes us want to take a slow, deep breath. The mornings are cooler now, the leaves are beginning to take on a more... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:30:11 EST Having the talk Down the road, someone is going to thank me for this column. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:30:09 EST Glover twins earn Eagle Scout honor Tommy Delton Glover III and Charles Jackson Glover were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:01:16 EST Ingold School reunion Courtesy photo Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:01:11 EST R’boro citizens make a difference The Sept. 16 article “Citizens Play Role in Arrest of 2” is proof positive that alert citizens are essential to crime reduction and holding criminals accountable. That is exactly what happened when two alert Roseboro citizens played key... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:01:09 EST Clinton’s historic hotels (Editor's note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.) Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:01:13 EST Birthdays and anniversaries BirthdaysSept. 21Joseph Colin MadgarSadie McKoyPeggy MelvinTim BassAleasha McPhailEboni Stewart Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:00:09 EST Cape Fear Farm Credit accepting apps Planner Program FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the sixth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:01:13 EST Good study habits and homework Every parent wants their child to do well in school and to learn as much as they possibly can. To be good students, children need to develop good study habits at home and at school. You can help develop good study habits at home by approaching... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:31:26 EST Online donors program helps teachers Social Studies educator Lisa Ottaway loves teaching history to her students at Union Middle School.“I'm a history geek,” she confessed. “I like knowing where we come from.” Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:31:22 EST Annual coat drive to kick off Nov. 1, sponsorships sought now It may still be hot outside, but Chamber of Commerce members are already talking coats, as they gear up for an annual project that helps keep many in the Sampson community warm during those cold winter months. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:16:12 EST What’s cookin’? Sampson County SchoolsSept. 22Turkey & Cheese Hoagie orBBQ Beef RibSquashOrange Glazed CarrotsApplesauce Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:01:15 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsDenis Zeledon, 2,040 sq. ft., mobile home setupVictor Funez, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setupAngel Zuniga, 1,512 sq. ft., mobile home setup Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:01:13 EST Lakewood grabs quality road win The Lakewood Leopards took a ride north on I-95 Friday night to meet the Panthers of North Johnston, where the Leopards controlled almost the entire game, with a win of 25-7. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:02:15 EST Harrells runs all over South Robeson Harrells Christain Acadmey remained undefeated after a 29-0 win over South Robeson on Friday evening. It was an all-around ground attack for HCA, as they got whatever they wanted on the ground. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:52:11 EST