Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:47:52 EST 1800 Crimewatch Arrests3/2 - Robert Arnold Raynor, 47, 306 Ridgeway St., Clinton, simple non-physical assault. No bond; court date March 31. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:16:52 EST Lakewood softball and baseball eager to start 2015 season Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:06:51 EST United Way partners with a dozen agencies Bolstered by a $180,000 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Sampson County has partnered with a dozen community agencies for 2015, as well as provided a mini-grant to a 13th organization. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:31:51 EST Debt refinancing OK’d A debt refinancing anticipated to save the county some $200,000 annually received the eager go-ahead by a unanimous Sampson Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:16:51 EST Annual Squealin’ 5k set for March 28 Ready! Set! Run! The second annual Squealin' for a Cure 5K Glow Run is back. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:31:52 EST Kerr preparing for upcoming kindergarten registration For the upcoming kindergarten registration event, local school officials are looking forward to seeing parents walk into L.C. Kerr School with their little children. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:01:52 EST Momentum building in Roseboro Roseboro — Take Root and Bloom. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:56:52 EST (No heading) Butler Avenue School recently named its January Students of the Month for second grade. The nominees are, back row, from left: Zion Lamb, Ayden Lamb, Gannon Herring, Blair Miller, Logan Cox, Emilia Kennedy and Jakarrion Kenan. Front row, left to... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:01:51 EST PD gets thumbs up The residents and businesses of Clinton have spoken, and overall, both seemed pleased with the effectiveness of the Clinton Police Department. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:56:51 EST Ted’s is Chamber’s Member of the Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Ted's Charcoal Steakhouse. They are a locally owned business that cooks primarily on charcoal. Ted's Charcoal Steakhouse specializes in their steaks, hamburger steak, and homemade marinades for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:01:52 EST Huge weekend lies ahead for Triangle hoops teams Well isn't this how it's supposed to be? The last weekend of the regular season in college hoops is upon us, and the impending games have huge implications of what the future may hold for the three teams in the Triangle. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:51:51 EST Lakewood’s season ends at top-ranked Gates County GATESVILLE — For much of the first half, it looked as if the Lady Leopards from Lakewood may have it in them to knock off top-seeded Gates County at their place on Tuesday night in round 3 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. However, the home team... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:21:51 EST HHA awards $3.9 million to state’s home visiting program.$3.9-million-to-states-home-visiting-program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that more than $3.9 million in grants will be awarded to support North Carolina's Home Visiting Program, designed to help pregnant women, parents and young... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:01:53 EST An Eagle earned Karson McCullen has been working towards a goal for the last seven years — a goal that only six percent of the Boy Scout population earns. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:31:52 EST County facing time-crunch, sets another meeting With budget time getting closer with each day, the Board of Commissioners has serious decisions to make in the wake of a pay plan, the county manager's recommendation for a nearly $4 million implementation for employee raises and requests made... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:31:51 EST Churches to celebrate pastoral and church anniversaries Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., the Greater Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Clinton, will celebrate their 22th church anniversary. The guest speaker is Pastor Pearl Best, choir and congregation of Jesus Christ Temple Church, Clinton. Sponsored by The... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:56:51 EST Clinton City’s Students of the Month The Clinton City Board of Education recently recognized the Students of the Month throughout the district. The students honored are, from top left: Carlos Pineda, Sunset Avenue School; Nicholas Blount, Clinton High School; Mackenzie Carr, Sampson... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:51:52 EST Sampson receives food, shelter grant Sampson County has been awarded $28,965.00 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program. The money will be... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:01:52 EST Clinton BOE forgives makeup day for students While sitting next to his colleagues on the Clinton City Board of Education, Superintendent Stuart Blount expressed how he enjoyed a warm Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:36:51 EST Industry contracts eyed Incentives toward attracting two industrial prospects that would combine to bring nearly $60 million in taxable investment and well over 200 jobs to Sampson County will be considered by local officials next month. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:31:53 EST