Sampson Independent- RSS Feed http://clintonnc.com/ http://clintonnc.com/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:10:45 EST 1800 Telamon expanding Early Head Start service http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50108001/Telamon-expanding-Early-Head-Start-service Telamon Corporation was recently awarded the Early Head Start grant and will continue to provide those services to an additional 76 children and pregnant women in the county previously served by the Sampson County Partnership for Children, Telamon... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50134732/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... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A taxing effort http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/50109060/A-taxing-effort Cindy Cottle and others in the Sampson County Tax Office have been working 12-hour days this week, and she hopes that Thursday's might be the last for a while. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s office recovers firearms http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50120587/Sheriffs-office-recovers-firearms Sampson County Sheriff's investigators have played a pivotal role in recovering evidence that could be linked to the arrest of members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization believed responsible for the kidnapping of a South Carolina man... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Joy Youth Night Service Friday at St. Peter http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50093193/Joy-Youth-Night-Service-Friday-at-St.-Peter Prayer meeting and Bible study is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST News briefs http://clintonnc.com/news/announcements/50094284/News-briefs Draughon Family Reunion — scheduled for Aug. 9 at Stoney Run Pentecostal FWB Church, 12481 Harnett-Dunn Highway, Dunn. Socialize — 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.; catered lunch — 11:45 a.m.; a per person fee will be charged for... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murray to bid schools goodbye to schools http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-features-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-local_features-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50122251/Murray-to-bid-schools-goodbye-to-schools Jackie Murray spent a portion of her day earlier this week typing and preparing an agenda for the Clinton City Board of Education meeting. As the administrative assistant to the superintendent and the board, Murray has attended many meetings and typed... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cowand, Purdie named to honor roll http://clintonnc.com/news/news/50120610/Cowand-Purdie-named-to-honor-roll RALEIGH — Alex Cowand, daughter of Wes and Nancy Cowand, and Emma Purdie, daughter of David and Shawn Purdie, all of Clinton, have been named to the first and second semester honor rolls for the 2013-14 year at Saint Mary's... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50118326/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, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County schools pick new leaders http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-local-news-localnews1-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50109236/County-schools-pick-new-leaders After Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy opened the floor for nominations for chairman and vice chairman of the the Sampson County Board of Education, members were all smiles as they voted and eventually switched seats. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reason to celebrate? Not really http://clintonnc.com/news/editorial-opinion/50106966/Reason-to-celebrate-Not-really Sampson County finally has a budget, but before anyone breaks out the champagne and begins the celebration, residents should consider what actually happened and how long it took to get where we are now, with a 4.5 cent tax hike and very little else to... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A taught experiment http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50105201/A-taught-experiment A thought experiment for you today. Imagine that our state's General Assembly decided that Obamacare didn't do enough to address rising health care costs, and that they were going to do something about it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST In the sweet bye and bye http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50083768/In-the-sweet-bye-and-bye In my grandmother's time, and even in my younger days, porch visiting was a daily social event. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What a catch! http://clintonnc.com/news/outdoors-sports/50105881/What-a-catch Courtesy photoClinton resident G.W. West Jr is all smiles as he shows of this 12-plus pound large mouth Bass caught earlier in the month in a Massachusetts lake. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The greatest of scams http://clintonnc.com/news/letters-opinion/50083748/The-greatest-of-scams Editor:The recently approved “camera stop lights” in the City of Fayetteville is a collaborative effort created by Fayetteville politicians and their Republican counterparts in the General Assembly in Raleigh. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City schools await state budget action http://clintonnc.com/news/local-news-localnews2-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50107302/City-schools-await-state-budget-action Superintendent Stuart Blount and leaders of Clinton City Schools have an idea of what Sampson County wants to do with their money. But the forecast from the state is unclear. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Budget OK’d, now what? http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-news/50102880/Budget-OKd-now-what The cloud of budget deliberations that loomed over the county has finally cleared with the adoption of a 2014-15 plan, but Sampson isn't safe from the storm — not by a long shot, commissioners said. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50106340/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, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Not just horsin’ around http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-highschool-horseracing-local-news-localnews1-localnews3-local_features-news/50091311/Not-just-horsin-around WAYCROSS — Megan Merritt smiled as she rubbed Nasa's head with care. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time is now to prepare for Peanut Festival http://clintonnc.com/news/entertainment-lifestyle-news-news_agricultural/50105379/Time-is-now-to-prepare-for-Peanut-Festival DUBLIN — Peanut Festival organizers are now accepting applications for the Dublin Peanut Festival $1,000.00 Scholarship pageant to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Dublin Elementary School multipurpose building/gymnasium. The pageant begins at 7... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST