Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:17:09 EST 1800 Shaggin’ for a cause Across America, there are nearly 2.5 million grandparents raising their grandchildren. Some of those families are right here in Sampson County and this holiday season, many of them are depending upon the generosity of the Family Caregiver Support... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:35:09 EST Beloved officer concludes career A remarkable career is coming to a close as Clinton Police Lt. Timmy King is saying goodbye after 30 years in law enforcement, news that will most assuredly affect a community that has grown to love and respect a man who sought to serve, protect and... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:16:07 EST (No heading) Jessica Faircloth was sworn in Nov. 18, as the new town clerk of Autryville. Faircloth is married to William (Bill) Faircloth, Jr. and has two daughters. She resides in Cumberland County. Faircloth is taking over for Dianne Autry, who is retiring Dec. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:14 EST Butler announces its honor students Butler Avenue Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the first nine weeks grading period.Those who made the list are:Third Grade Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:09 EST (No heading) Harrells Christian Academy heldits irst Candy Cane Lane Holiday Market last weekend, featuring vendors from Wilmington, Clinton, Salemburg, Wallace, Greenville and surrounding areas. The event took the place of the well known 'bazaar'... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:01:18 EST First Baptist holding Feed the Community Day Feed The Community Day is today, Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 900 College St. Clinton. All are asked to eat in. Take out plates will be prepared after 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Western Union Missionary Baptist... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:31:07 EST Burned car has Rowan County ties A burned vehicle discovered in Sampson County Sunday morning has now been linked to a Rowan County man who has been missing since October. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:46:07 EST S’burg man dies in wreck A 64-year-old Salemburg man died Tuesday night when the car he was driving crossed the center line and side-swiped a second vehicle on N.C. 242 near state road 1326. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:19 EST Garland getting ready for Christmas GARLAND — Santa Claus is busy preparing for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve, but next week he'll be making a stop in Garland to put smiles on the faces of children there. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:08 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, 26 Nov 2014 12:33:08 EST Board to review plans for softball field press box By next year, Clinton High School softball players could see a major upgrade to their home field. The Clinton City Board of Education is scheduled to make a decision on a construction bid to build a press box for the softball team, it was learned... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:20:13 EST New park proposal topic of upcoming meetings With a scaled-down plan to renovate Royal Lane Park on the table, city officials are urging public input at two upcoming meetings, a key piece of a grant application that would ultimately pay half the project's $500,000 cost. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:12 EST City’s home gets last touches as interest builds As interest in it builds, an affordable house constructed as part of a partnership between the City of Clinton and Sampson Community College is just awaiting some finishing touches before it is ready to be sold, city officials said. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:12 EST A cold winter at Bridgewater College The leaves have turned and fallen here at Bridgewater College, and winter is knocking at the door! A flurry has brushed over the Shenandoah Valley this past week, and temperatures are easily dropping into the twenties. But does this stop... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:31:13 EST Honoring Native American traditions Helen Goodman and Farrell Carter make Indian fry bread for students at Butler Avenue School during an assembly about Native American traditions and heritage last week. The event featured performances by adult and children dancers. The dancers pictured... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:12 EST HP: Let safety be your guide As residents pack up today and begin to head out of town for their Thanksgiving travels, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are, as they always do, urging caution, common sense and an adherence to the traffic laws of the state. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:11 EST Wilson calling it quits After serving the county school system for more than two decades, board member G.H. Wilson is saying goodbye. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:32:11 EST Helping one at a time SPIVEY'S CORNER — For any freshman in high school, transitioning from middle school to the upper grades can be difficult, at best. That's why juniors and seniors who are mentors in the Peer Group Connection program at Midway High... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:31:07 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... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:11 EST Trotting for a cause Students, faculty and staff at Sampson Community College participated in the annual Turkey Trot Relay last week, a start to holiday festivites on the campus. The Cosmetology Team No. 1 for won the relay. Cosmetology Team No. 22 came in second plance... 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