Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:02:57 EST 1800 Preparing for the worst See more Page A4The fatal Ebola virus is a healthcare “game-changer” for which local officials are preparing, hoping such emergency procedures will never have to be... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:15:11 EST Carrying out the vision For 13 years Kellie Godwin Hinshaw battled head and neck cancer, but through it all, she had a vision — a vision that's being carried on through the work of the Miss Midway High School pageant platform and her family. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:17 EST The spread of Ebola Not that long ago, Ebola seemed a world away. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:30:20 EST Dark Horses lose heartbreaker to Bulldogs Clinton took a few minutes to honor their three senior soccer players before their match against Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday night, which turned out to be a barn burner that was not decided until the final two minutes of the match. Clinton... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:37:10 EST Raiders shut out Union on Senior Night Midway observed Senior Night Wednesday as Union came to town. Both teams were hoping for a tune up to get ready for post-season play. The Raiders won the game 1-0. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:34:13 EST Plans being made for King tribute From the well-known speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” The... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:31:11 EST (No heading) Courtesy photo Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:22 EST Fall festival, Harper House tours coming to Bentonville Oct. 25 FOUR OAKS — One of Bentonville Battlefield's most requested programs, “War so Terrible,” a nighttime recreation of a Civil War hospital scene, is back on Saturday, Oct. 25, for one night only in combination with the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:31:10 EST One jailed for attempted murder A 43-year-old Sampson County man is behind bars tonight charged with attempted first degree murder and other felonies related to the shooting of a woman on White Woods Road back in August. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:55:22 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:51:36 EST County schools dress code policy examined Sampson County school officials are working to have a more consistent dress code policy throughout the district. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:03:31 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... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:26:16 EST (No heading) Dan Grubb/SCC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:17:22 EST Souls to the Polls rally Sunday On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Sampson County Democratic Party will host the annual Souls to the Polls Voter Rally at First Baptist Church, 900 College St in Clinton. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and a free dinner will be served. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:35:15 EST Community Bulletin Board Sampson County Master Gardeners — Free herb seminar, open to public, Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Sampson County Extension Office. FMI 214-1963 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:18 EST (No heading) Courtesy photo Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:53:13 EST (No heading) Courtesy photo Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:51:21 EST Lady Spartans bow out in second round of state playoffs The Union Lady Spartans took a tough loss at Northside High School last night in the second round of the NCHSAA State playoffs, ending their successful season. Northside took the match 3-1 after winning the first, second, and fourth... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:56:16 EST (No heading) Just-A-Mere Garden Club members Elsie Jackson, Sybil West, Betty Honeycutt and Beverly Warren attended the NC Garden Club District 8 meeting held in Lillington on Oct. 7 hosted by the Four Seasons Garden Club. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:18:06 EST Race is on for sheriff (Editor's note: Today's Question and Answer is for the sheriff's race, with three-term Republican Sheriff Jimmy Thornton being challenged by Democrat Freddie Butler. Questions were not provided in advance to... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:30:08 EST