Sampson Independent- RSS OPINION Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION http://clintonnc.com/section/OPINION Mon, 4 May 2015 06:00:42 EST 1800 Students sign up http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education-schools/153251610/Students-sign-up For National College Signing Day, Essence Blackwell wore a Campbell University T-shirt to let everyone know about her next journey in education. Sun, 3 May 2015 13:26:51 EST (No heading) http://clintonnc.com/news/community-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/153207440/ L.C. Kerr recently named the kindergarten Students of the Month for April. Pictured are Mavens Jean Giles, Zioanna Gonzales, Julianna Robinson, Tyler Hall, Shamar Sutton, DaVeon Weathers, Osvaldo Ramirez, Jennifer Ruiz, Jessenia Cordell, Daiyona... Sun, 3 May 2015 07:01:51 EST What’s cookin’? http://clintonnc.com/news/news_education/153163025/Whats-cookin Clinton City SchoolsMay 6Beef a Roni w/ RollCorn DogGreen BeansSteamed CarrotsBaked Apples Sun, 3 May 2015 05:01:52 EST Vital Statistics http://clintonnc.com/news/publicrecords/153251021/Vital-Statistics Building PermitsSunrise Properties, 1050 sq. ft., mobile home setupLeon Warren, 440 sq. ft., residential additionBlair Straghn, 1152 sq. ft., residential addition Sun, 3 May 2015 05:01:52 EST MMS celebrates Community Service Day http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education-schools/153254445/MMS-celebrates-Community-Service-Day Looking up in the sky, Midway Middle School students pointed at a shiny blue helicopter making it ways towards the baseball field. As the propellers began to slow down, the students peeked through the gate, waiting for permission to see it up... Sun, 3 May 2015 03:11:51 EST It’s where the money is http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153249920/Its-where-the-money-is Recently, I read a article on the MSN website showing the richest counties in every state in the U.S. I immediately scrolled through the article to check out the richest county in North Carolina. No, it wasn't Sampson County. It wasn't... Sun, 3 May 2015 00:11:51 EST Ready for pickin’ http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/153227271/Ready-for-pickin Mother Nature has a way of wreaking havoc on local crops. Despite a cold and wet winter, local strawberries, as well as berries across the eastern region of the state, are ripe and ready for picking. Sat, 2 May 2015 23:21:51 EST Carlton celebrates 108th birthday http://clintonnc.com/news/birthdays-birthdays-home_top-news-photo_gallery/153181702/Carlton-celebrates-108th-birthday Annie B. Carlton celebrated her 108th birthday on March 27, 2015 surrounded by friends. Sat, 2 May 2015 22:01:51 EST Center offering educational classes http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-local_features/153184581/Center-offering-educational-classes Greetings everyone; I hope all is well. Everyone should be enjoying this nice beautiful weather, I sure am. We are all enjoying it so much that were getting ready to start planting seeds in the soils. We do need volunteers here at the center so just... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:31:51 EST (No heading) http://clintonnc.com/news/community-news-localnews1-localnews2-news_education/153206944/ The following kindergarten students were named L.C. Kerr Students of the Month for May. Pictured are Anna Kate Anderson, Josh Purvis, Dylan Nelson, Victoria Galloway, Karson Bradsher, Jaedon Hidalgo, Acxan Lopez, Mariely Acosta Salgado, Camello Bell,... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:01:52 EST Time to shed sweaters, get ready for shorts http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle/153159443/Time-to-shed-sweaters-get-ready-for-shorts With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering what last-minute steps you can take to get your body in shape. While we need to strive for a strong, healthy body year-round, the thought of baring all in a revealing swimsuit may be enough of a... Sat, 2 May 2015 20:01:51 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries http://clintonnc.com/news/anniversaries-birthdays-birthdays/153163051/Birthdays-and-Anniversaries BirthdaysMay 3Earl UnderwoodJenny HunterVonda EldridgeCarrie SmithMay 4Ruby Wells Sat, 2 May 2015 17:06:51 EST John W. Matthews Jr., 53 http://clintonnc.com/news/obits/153270114/John-W.-Matthews-Jr.-53 MATTHEWSELIZABETHTOWN — Mr. John Wesley Matthews Jr., 53, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown, N.C. Sat, 2 May 2015 16:41:51 EST Makin’ the grade http://clintonnc.com/news/health-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-WK_Food/153249434/Makin-the-grade Restaurant GradesWeek of April 27, 2015Parkside Sports Grille — 95Salem Pizza — 94.5 Sat, 2 May 2015 11:46:52 EST Health fair offers teens information http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/153247760/Health-fair-offers-teens-information The number of teen pregnancies are on the rise and local agencies are looking for ways to keep those numbers from increasing, while instilling a healthy lifestyle in the lives of the teenagers around them. Sat, 2 May 2015 10:16:51 EST Lakewood to hold junior golf camp in June http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153267217/Lakewood-to-hold-junior-golf-camp-in-June Lakewood Country Club will host their annual Junior Golf Camp once again this summer. The dates are from June 17th-19th, a Monday-Wednesday camp. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on each of these days. Sat, 2 May 2015 08:16:51 EST Student’s soad rrom Nicaragua to Chapel Hill runs through SCC http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education/153260302/Students-soad-rrom-Nicaragua-to-Chapel-Hill-runs-through-SCC Marvin Jarquin's educational journey has stretched almost 2,000 miles and he's just getting started. Sat, 2 May 2015 07:31:51 EST SCC hosts meeting of NC State and Sampson ag leaders http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_agricultural-news_education-news_education/153260386/SCC-hosts-meeting-of-NC-State-and-Sampson-ag-leaders Sampson Community College hosted Dr. Sam Pardue, the Associate Dean & Director, Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and a number of Sampson County Agriculture leaders on April 28th to... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:52 EST Is current child custody system biased? http://clintonnc.com/news/community-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-politics/153261169/Is-current-child-custody-system-biased Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to last week's question concerning driver education. I am glad to see that so many people care about that issue and are willing to share their opinion. The majority of you agreed that the state... Sat, 2 May 2015 06:01:51 EST Registration deadline for Kids Walk approaching http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/153230914/Registration-deadline-for-Kids-Walk-approaching Kids can make a difference when it comes to raising money for cancer research. Fri, 1 May 2015 13:41:52 EST