Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 20:49:09 EST 1800 Midway Middle names honor students Midway Middle School recently released the names of students who made their academic rolls for the second nine-week grading period. Those honored are listed below.Superintendent's List Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:46:51 EST Hesketh retires, leaving ‘great’ legacy After more than 35 years of helping deliver thousands of babies, Sarah Hesketh's passion and loyalty to the patients and fellow medical staff have left her co-workers with words of sentiment in the wake of her retirement. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:31:51 EST March reopen targeted A vital Sampson Community College building closed well over a year ago due to excessive deterioration, water infiltration and mold is in the midst of a makeover that will see the structure reopened to students and the general public as early as... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:16:51 EST ‘Class Acts’ returns Thousands of local grade-school children will again pack the Sampson Agri-Exposition Center for a week in April to take in live performances — for many, it will be their first exposure to the performing arts. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:01:51 EST Power of education still relevant While living and growing up in the separate and unequal Jim Crow world of 1950s, the power and promise of an education was not lost on me nor my generation. And I was even more impressed with my grandfather, having little formal education, who was... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:46:52 EST Snacking for success Are you a snacker? Most Americans are. We tend to eat throughout the day rather than opting for three “square” meals. You may think that snacking is a diet destroyer, but it can actually help you stay on track toward your health goal. The... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:31:52 EST What do I really believe? I believe in gravity. I really believe in gravity. Even though I can't actually see gravity, I see its effects. I've experienced those effects, and have seen how gravity has affected others. Gravity is defined as “the attraction of... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:31:51 EST Art show opens today at UMO MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will host the photography exhibit, “Running from Bogeys and Chasing Birdies,” in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery from Feb. 1-28. The show will display photographs by Jackie Kirby,... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:01:54 EST Farm Act, budget on radar Wednesday was the first full day of the new legislative session and the Senate is hitting the ground running. I am eager to get legislation started to help make North Carolina a better place to live, visit and do business. The months ahead will be... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:01:53 EST Sneed to speak at UMO African American History Month celebration MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will celebrate African American History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Rodger's Chapel at 9:30 a.m. This year's celebration will include Laurel C. Sneed as the guest speaker. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:46:51 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsPeggy Joyner, 1,836 sq. ft., mobile home setupSheila King, 1,768 sq. ft., residential renovationsCrystal White, 3,327 sq. ft., new single family dwelling Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:01:52 EST What’s cookin’ Clinton City SchoolsFeb. 2Chicken Fajita WrapNachos w/ScoopsCornPinto BeansApplesauce Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:01:51 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysFeb. 1Joshua HobbsFeb. 2Lorea DevaneJeffrey Pope IIKatherine ByrdSadie Stocks Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:31:51 EST (No heading) Butler Avenue recently named its third-grade honor students for the second nine-week grading period.Those students who made the honors list are:Principal's List Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:01:51 EST February busy at Senior Center Greetings to all! I hope all is good in this fast-paced new year because, as we know, time waits for no man and we have to keep moving on. The words by C.S. Lewis are so true. This year, or this month, or more likely this very day, we might have... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:01:51 EST Lady Horses hang on for win at Midway Clinton 's Lady Dark Horses visited Midway Friday night in a Four County Conference basketball game. The rivals played a close game before a huge Spivey's Corner crowd. Clinton went home with a 53-50 win. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:31:51 EST Raiders take down Dark Horses again The Clinton Dark Horses traveled to Midway Friday night with every intention of avenging their loss of January 6. The Spivey's Corner venue hosted an overflow crowd for a game involving 2 of the top teams in the Four County Conference. In a hard... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:26:52 EST (No heading) Spartan Country was taken over by Bulldogs on the basketball court Friday night. The varsity boys of Union and Wallace faced off in a conference game, and despite their efforts, Union couldn't put up the points to defend their home territory. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:11:51 EST Lady Spartans fall to Wallace The Lady Spartans hosted Wallace-Rose Hill in a conference game Friday night. The two teams were evenly matched throughout the night, but the Bulldogs overcame the Spartans in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Wallace victory, 57-42. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:06:51 EST Rosewood uses hot start to drop Leopards Rosewood used hot shooting in the opening minutes of their game at Lakewood on Friday night to open an early 20-4 lead, a margin that was too large for the Leopards to overcome. Lakewood didn't quit and fought back to within four points on one... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:01:52 EST