Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:07:09 EST 1800 Shelter to hold holiday hours The Sampson County Animal Shelter will hold special adoption hours for the next four Saturdays leading up to Christmas, giving ample time for everyone to find the perfect furry gift for the holidays. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:31:13 EST 4 facing myriad felonies Calls to police reporting suspicious sounds coming from the roof of businesses in Sampson Crossing late in the week are being tapped as at least one catalyst for an extensive investigation that has led to the arrest of four Clinton residents, all now... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:15 EST Alumni chapter makes a difference In our enduring efforts to transform our Aggie Pride into action, the Sampson County Chapter of the North Carolina A&T Alumni Association remains in business to help make a positive difference in our community. We want to continue that legacy of being... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:12 EST Are you ready for Dewitos? Some things belong together. Some don't. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:30:07 EST UMO prepares Christmas service as gift to the community MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will host the sixth annual Christmas by Candlelight on Dec. 6. There will be two Christ-centered services with the first beginning at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Olive Assembly... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:01:10 EST Nutrition label getting an update The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990 gave the FDA the authority to require nutrition labeling on foods. The purpose of the NLEA was to help consumers make better choices for their health while shopping for food and to encourage... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:00:13 EST Juniper Road house fire claims life of one Following a house fire on Juniper Road early Saturday morning, officials with the Sampson County Sheriff's Department have released information stating one body was found in the remains. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:11 EST Hobbton High Art Club gets out and about with help from Simple Gifts On Oct. 23, the Hobbton High School Art Club set out on a trip to Durham, made possible by the Simple Gifts Love of Learning Grant opportunity. While there, we toured three places . The first on our trip featured a behind the scenes tour of The Durham... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:16 EST Leopards win thriller, advance to round 3 Lakewood made a long trip to Pamlico County High School for round two of the 1A NCHSAA State Playoffs. The game featured a rematch of a game played at Lakewood earlier this year, in which the Hurricanes won 24-13. This time, the Leopards came out on... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:10 EST Dark Horses advance to round 3 Clinton traveled to Ramseur on Friday night for their third round playoff contest against the Wildcats of Eastern Randolph. The Dark Horses got off to a sluggish start and had to rely on a strong defensive effort and excellent special teams play to... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:21:06 EST Lady Raiders fall to Triton The Midway Lady Raiders hosted Triton Friday night and the visitors controlled the game throughout. The Lady Hawks left Sampson County with a 64-22 win. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:12:04 EST Raiders shoot down Hawks The Midway Raiders welcomed the Triton Hawks to a packed Midway gym Friday night for a renewal of a rivalry that dates back to the days of Dunn High School . Last year, the 2 teams split with the home teams winning. This year, in Raider coach Matthew... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:03:04 EST What’s cookin’? Clinton City SchoolsNov. 24Chick Fillet on BunBBQ Rib HoagieBaked BeansBroccoli w/CheeseFruit Slushie Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:06 EST Millions of safe miles For the last 33 years, Bobby Montgomery has been driving for Ezzell Trucking. In his 33 years of service, he has driven 3 million all of them without an accident. For his service, and that achievement, Montgomery and 20 other truck drivers for the... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:04 EST Liberty Hall offering Christmas tours The year 2014 marks the 36th year of celebrating Candlelight at Liberty Hall with guest from all over the country enjoying the elaborate decorations created by the staff and very talented volunteers. Visiting the ancestral home of the Kenan family is... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:34:08 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysNov. 23Sabrina PopeEllis CostinLucille SmithMary J. SmithDonald C. JoynerJohn F. Joyner Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:31:10 EST Slater earns honor for working with exceptional children Ashley Slater want to make sure exceptional children at Clinton High School are ready to take the next step. For her efforts, Slater represented Clinton City Schools as the 2014 Teacher of Excellence during the 64th Annual Conference on Exceptional... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:31:07 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsJames Hobson, 1,568 sq. ft., mobile home setupClinton Community Church, 5,000 sq. ft., renovationsLandes Office Solutions, 1,650 sq. ft., business renovation Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:46:06 EST Sports Hall-of-Famers inducted On Thursday night, the Sampson County Sports Club inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame, touting them for their contributions to athletics in Sampson County. It was the fifth class to be inducted since ceremonies began. The ceremony was held... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:20 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... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:01:06 EST