Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:59:49 EST 1800 Horses drop hoops opener to Jack Britt Clinton opened their basketball season on Friday afternoon at Laney High School, the alma mater of NBA and NCAA basketball legend and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan. The Horses played 4A Jack Britt in their first game in the... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:32:06 EST Defense lifts Leopards past South Creek Lakewood is advancing to round four of the NCHSAA State Playoffs after a 14-6 win over South Creek in Salemburg on Friday evening. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:07:12 EST Donation to benefit local patients A recent donation to Clinton Medical Clinic will ensure that an underinsured and underserved population locally can still have what they need to monitor a key aspect of their health from home. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:16:08 EST Lighting up for the holiday NEWTON GROVE — The town of Newton Grove will soon be illuminated with the holiday spirit as part of the town's holiday tradition “Circle of Lights.” Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:01:06 EST Celebrating simply and spiritually How was your Thanksgiving week? As families gathered to express joy and give thanks for blessings, there was time to unwind and spend time together without desperate demands on one's time…or was there? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:45:07 EST Church Outreach Christmas week the church brief deadline will be 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Church briefs can be placed by emailing or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:40:10 EST The man who ‘digged’ deep Teaching in parables, as Jesus often did, Jesus spoke one parable in which he illustrated both he that heard his word and obeyed it and he that heard his word and did not obey it. He called them the wise man that built his house upon a rock and the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:31:06 EST Buying local important to community We all see those bright yellow decals throughout Sampson County and hear each other use the term to “buy local…” but what does that really mean and why is it so important? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:30:11 EST Final show of season approaching The Sampson Community Theatre board and its actors hopes everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day and were able to enjoy it with friends and family. We are thankful for many things, including our commercial sponsors, our patron sponsors, our... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:30:09 EST Shaggin’ for a cause Across America, there are nearly 2.5 million grandparents raising their grandchildren. Some of those families are right here in Sampson County and this holiday season, many of them are depending upon the generosity of the Family Caregiver Support... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:35:09 EST Beloved officer concludes career A remarkable career is coming to a close as Clinton Police Lt. Timmy King is saying goodbye after 30 years in law enforcement, news that will most assuredly affect a community that has grown to love and respect a man who sought to serve, protect and... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:16:07 EST (No heading) Jessica Faircloth was sworn in Nov. 18, as the new town clerk of Autryville. Faircloth is married to William (Bill) Faircloth, Jr. and has two daughters. She resides in Cumberland County. Faircloth is taking over for Dianne Autry, who is retiring Dec. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:14 EST (No heading) From our office to your home, wishing you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:11 EST Gathering at granny’s In 1789 President Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving, but this was hit or miss, and it was observed intermittently until 1863 when Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November. This seemed to make everybody happy,... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:14 EST Hearts of gratitude As we gather today with family and friends to share in our bountiful blessings, we should do so with grateful hearts. For despite the trials and tribulations of what seems like a world gone crazy, there is still so much for which we should give... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:12 EST Butler announces its honor students Butler Avenue Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the first nine weeks grading period.Those who made the list are:Third Grade Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:09 EST (No heading) Harrells Christian Academy heldits irst Candy Cane Lane Holiday Market last weekend, featuring vendors from Wilmington, Clinton, Salemburg, Wallace, Greenville and surrounding areas. The event took the place of the well known 'bazaar'... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:01:18 EST First Baptist holding Feed the Community Day Feed The Community Day is today, Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 900 College St. Clinton. All are asked to eat in. Take out plates will be prepared after 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Western Union Missionary Baptist... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:31:07 EST Midway routs Lakewood 91-49 The Lakewood Leopards visited Midway Wednesday night without the athletes who are still competing in the football playoffs. Midway, looking for a third straight win, coasted to a 42 point victory. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:55:14 EST Lady Raiders edge Lakewood for first win The Midway Lady Raiders hosted Lakewood Wednesday night. The game began much like the previous 2 starts for the home team with Midway trailing by double digits. The Lady Raiders came back to win 36-35. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:19:06 EST