Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:05:21 EST 1800 Clinton native engineers success In Minneapolis, Brian Sampson stays busy managing and designing railway projects in the third largest metropolitan area in the Midwest. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:40:13 EST City’s water system upgrades full stream ahead Sweeping water system upgrades that will see the City of Clinton's water treatment plant expanded, an elevated tank constructed and water lines improved are now officially underway, with well construction expected to be completed by spring 2015... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:31:12 EST Animal cruelty case ongoing The criminal case against an alleged animal abuser has been continued again, with all horses now out of the woods and Sampson County Sheriff's officials promising to see the case to its end. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:16:07 EST Local NAACP branch to host youth march Saturday The Sampson County Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring an event Oct. 4 in hopes of reaching the youth of Sampson County, organizers said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:30:19 EST Two face burglary charges Two Sampson County men were taken into custody Monday afternoon and charged with multiple felonies related to a burglary in the area earlier in the summer. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:51:10 EST Outside contracts get once-over City school board members are questioning how outside instructors are being paid for their services. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:37:24 EST High earns Paul Harris Fellow Courtesy photoClinton-Sampson Rotary president Nancy Carr presents club secretary Pam High with the Paul Harris Fellow pin, one of the highest Rotary honors a member can receive. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:15 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, 30 Sep 2014 13:51:20 EST Communities shine a little brighter thanks to members South River Electric Membership Corporation's foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded over $66,000 in grants in the September funding cycle. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:46:13 EST Busted …. again! Guns, drugs and cash have been confiscated as Sampson County Sheriff's officers have rounded up dozens upon dozens of individuals in their year-long undercover campaign during the course of the last 30-plus days. Perhaps just as notable, law... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:00:12 EST Pearson honored with state Grange award For the last 12 years, Kevin Pearson has made it a daily challenge to help others, and the Westbrook Grange and N.C. State Grange recognized those efforts recently by naming Pearson the 2014 N.C. State Grange Law Enforcement Officer of the... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:31:10 EST Fire safety focus of event Following the tragic house fire in Garland that claimed six lives, county emergency personnel, along with volunteers from around the area, are teaming to provide working smoke alarms — and bring fire safety education — to targeted areas in... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:11 EST Testing your hay is money qell apent With the cooler nights and shorter days comes the chore of feeding hay. No doubt some of you have already started feeding hay to your cattle. Those who aren't, I'm sure soon will be. One management practice that should go hand in hand with... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:31:11 EST Friends of Sampson County Waterways The public is invited to meet and learn more about the Friends of Sampson County Waterways or FSCW as we also like to be known! FSCW is a group of concerned citizens interested in maintaining and preserving the waterways of Sampson County. As a 501... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:31:10 EST Another ‘Tap’ arrest made Two people have been charged with felony drug offenses following arrests this weekend, including another Operation Double Tap culprit, on warrants issued at the beginning of this year. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:28:16 EST Harrells ready for Community Day HARRELLS — Mickey Mouse, Dora the Explorer and Smokey the Bear will march through Harrells with other members of the community in late October, as part of an annual event that residents look forward to every year. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:02:24 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, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:13 EST NC State Grange Convention held On Friday, Sept. 19, 16 Westbrook Grange members traveled to Raleigh for the annual state convention. At this convention, Grange Awards and Community awards were presented. The Grange year ends in August, and record books are entered into competition... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:46:07 EST UHS Homecoming Court Courtesy photo Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:43:12 EST Breast & Cervical Cancer, WiseWoman Programs Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women worldwide. In the state of North Carolina, it is estimated that 23 deaths per 100,000 women will occur in 2014 due to breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast cancer deaths are 41 percent... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:15:09 EST