Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:32:08 EST 1800 Local youth attend leadership camp Thirteen high school juniors demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills at Four County EMC's eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-21 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in White Oak, Bladen County. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:31:51 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... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:21:53 EST On mark! Set! Go! Young athletes from around the county took to the football field and track area at Clinton High School Wednesday for the Special Olympics Spring Games. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:01:51 EST (No heading) Lindy Bustabad won a special award, Naval Science Research Award, in the last N.C. Science and Engineering Fair (State Competition) at Meredith College in Raleigh. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:01:52 EST The balancing act The anticipated loss of privilege license fees, coupled with drying up grant sources and large capital projects for the City of Clinton on the horizon, means more revenue is fast becoming a pressing need. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:31:51 EST ‘Village’ gets final OK The Village on Sunset subdivision in Clinton has taken another big step forward, with the approval of a final plat that clears the way for some 30 lots to now be sold. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:16:51 EST Easter services to be held this weekend Spring revival will be held at Mingle Hill DOC Church through Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Apostle Leroy Hargett Founder and Pastor of Life Changer Community Church, Smithfield. Different choirs will render the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:46:52 EST Leutz to speak at Dublin’s LuMil Vineyard DUBLIN — Graduates of the University of North Carolina and their guests are welcome on April 16 to hear Dr. James Leutz, a longtime history professor at UNC, speak at LuMil Vineyard Barrell Room in Dublin. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:01:51 EST USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:46:51 EST Community Bulletin Board American Legion Auxiliary Unit 319 — meeting 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2. FMI Helen Faison, 592-6060. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:01:51 EST Trash day moved up Trash day has been moved up this week for city residents who normally get theirs collected on Friday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:16:51 EST Simple Gifts grants opening doors Margaret Turlington enjoys seeing students expand their learning beyond the classroom. As the coordinator of The Simple Gifts Fund, Turlington is encouraging educators and schools to apply for the Sampson County Love of Learning Grant. The purpose is... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:01:51 EST Miss LHS and her court Kierre Clark, center, was recently crowned Miss Lakewood. She also won the overall Talent Award donated by 2014 Miss LHS, Kelsey Royal. Also pictured is first runner-up and Extra Effort award winner Madelyn James and second runner-up and Miss... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:41:51 EST Eye to the future Major projects on the City of Clinton's horizon include a fourth phase of downtown revitalization, the renovations of both the fire and police stations and facility repairs at both Royal Lane Park and the Bellamy Center. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:31:52 EST Insight into fighting stigma offered As part of a monthly community education series sponsored by Sampson Regional Medical Center and Eastpointe, the public was invited to a free informational session on stigma — which, according to presenters, can lead to needless suffering on an... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:01:54 EST How to keep your bones strong A healthy skeletal system is important for several reasons. Bones have several functions in the body. These include the protection of organs, structural integrity and calcium storage. Bones also serve as anchors for muscles. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:01:52 EST Tips for sowing small seeds Gardening can be made easier by doing some of the work indoors first, especially when dealing with small seeds. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:46:51 EST Shooting kills 1 Clinton Police are searching for those responsible for a weekend shooting that killed one man and injured another. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:01:51 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... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:36:52 EST Vision plans and eye exams Many employers provide a vision plan as one of the healthcare options in their benefit plan. The problem arises when there is an underlying medical problem related to the eyes such as cataracts, glaucoma or other conditions. In many cases the vision... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:01:51 EST