Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:46:33 EST 1800 Hwy 55 founder to serve-up commencement address MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will graduate around 320 students on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive campus. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:01:51 EST Free ‘en Plein Air’ demonstration Wednesday Not only will local residents have a chance to see the many talents of those from Sampson and surrounding counties, but a North Carolina artist will share his talents by presenting a demonstration this week. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:46:51 EST Test soil now to avoid new peak-season testing fee In today's economy, consumers are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most practical ways to save money is to have your soil tested. Soil testing is a service provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:31:53 EST Happy Mart robbed The Clinton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Clinton business Saturday night, and officers are calling on the public for any information that might lead to those responsible. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:56:51 EST Stabbing suspect arrested A Newton Grove man has been charged with assault and larceny following the stabbing of another man, according to sheriff's authorities. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:21:51 EST Glowing Awareness for Autism Hundreds of people strolled through downtown Clinton Saturday night to raise awareness during the Glow Walk designed to raise awareness of autism. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:21:52 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, 20 Apr 2015 13:01:52 EST Midway student tapped for Gov. School William Warren enjoys playing the saxophone and making harmony with his fellow bandmates at Midway High School. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:41:51 EST Beard remembered Wilson Beard's life was cut short with a single gunshot, his body left by the side of the road, his family left to grieve without any closure surrounding his murder. That was 22 years ago this month, and still answers elude his loved... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:53 EST Kerr’s tops for March Kerr Elementary recently named its student and employee of the month for March. Sharon Pearsall was tapped as the top employee. Pearsall is an ESL teacher that works with first grade students at the school. Alecia Hooper has been named the... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:51 EST DOT outlines plans The North Carolina Department of Transportation is looking into the future — the future of the transportation system in Sampson County. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:16:51 EST What’s cookin’? Sampson County SchoolsApril 20Turkey & Cheese Hoagie orRib‐B‐Que SandwichGlazed Carrots Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:01:54 EST Mintz touts honor students Mintz Christian Academy recently recognized students for academic honors during the third quarter. Those students named to the Principal's List (All As) were: back row: Daniel Matthews (6th), Katelyn Fann (6th), Emma White (7th), Caroline... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:01:53 EST CCS staff attends Educator Expo Clinton City Schools staff members were invited to attend the Arts Expo sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Arts and GlaxoSmithKline at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:01:51 EST Birthdays and anniversaries BirthdaysApril 19Ernestine LindlySandra TewHubert FryarAnita SimpsonCiara Michelle Stuart Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:46:52 EST What else was there to do? A few years ago I heard a minister share about his experience while in Africa on a mission trip. The trip took him to a small village in an isolated area. His mission was to assist in ministry at a church in that rural town. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:31:51 EST Sprouts aren’t always safe Are these tiny vegetables tasty treats or carriers of foodborne illness?To reduce your food safety risk, avoid sprouts entirely, or at least follow these tips: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:31:51 EST Makin’ the grade Restaurant GradesWeek of April 13, 2015Domino's — 96Ruby Tuesday's — 95.5 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:31:54 EST Paniagua For several years, Thomas Paniagua has been involved with Clinton High School's technology organization. But now, he's ready to take his leadership skills to the state level. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:31:52 EST UMO to have open house at former Mount Olive High School MOUNT OLIVE — Many memories were made and friendship forged from 1925 to 1965 at 207 Wooten Street, the former home to Mount Olive High School. The property set vacant for years with rumblings that it might be torn down. Luckily, that was not... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:51 EST