Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:25:50 EST 1800 Christmas comes to Garland Senior Center Greetings during this wonderful Christmas season; what a great feeling it is! I love this season — the music, the laughter, eating and sharing gifts full of love. Let's remember the real reason for the season as we celebrate. It's... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Food gifts: Give of your time and talent, save dollars This holiday season there are many reasons to make gifts of food. The gift is more personal, you can save money and control nutrition for those on specialized diets—and, you really do give a bit of your heart. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:06 EST Calling the Shots: New state vaccine requirements for school-aged children Each year, the North Carolina State Immunization Branch reviews and researches vaccine preventable diseases and creates new requirements for our children to receive vaccines to protect themselves as well as the community against life threatening... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:07 EST 2 still sought for home invasion Sampson County Sheriff's authorities are continuing to search for two suspects believed responsible for a Friday night home invasion on Hunt Lane that injured one of the residents inside. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:19:06 EST Kerr’s recycling brings holiday magic Kerr Elementary School's kindergarten and first-grade students display their recycled holiday crafts. They held a recycled holiday display Wednesday afternoon so that parents could come and see the wonderful creations their children had made, as... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:00:06 EST Newton Grove just a click away NEWTON GROVE — With just a click of the mouse, residents can go online to the town's new website and access news and information related to Newton Grove. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:40:09 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysDec. 21Minnie DavisHenry FaulknerTera DavisBrianna JacksonMary EasonLuis Hernandez Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:35:07 EST Thousands of Reenactors to descend on Bentonville in March FOUR OAKS, N.C. – In March 1865, almost 80,000 soldiers descended on the woodlands near the small village of Bentonville. Fighting waged for three days in what would become the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina. In March 2015,... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:16:05 EST Not too late for SCC spring registration End-of-year holiday season is, for most, a time for reflection. It's a time for folks to think about accomplishments achieved during the year and maybe some missed opportunities that can generate into next-year resolutions. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:01:09 EST 2 sought for home invasion Sampson County Sheriff's officers are on the scene of an apparent home invasion that occurred on Hunt Lane tonight.Two suspects are being sought, according to Sheriff's Capt. Eric Pope. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:08 EST Garden Club visits Falcon The Just-A Mere Garden Club members were guests at Falcon Children's Home on Dec. 2. The members enjoyed dinner and a performance by the Synan Chapel Singers. After the musical entertainment, the singers and club members enjoyed refreshments. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:26:10 EST A gift of dictionaries On Dec. 10, G.F. Gainey and Dempsey Craig, members of the Clinton Rotary Club, distributed dictionaries to the third-grade students of Roseboro Elementary School.​ With all the technology at our fingertips, Gainey spoke of how he utilizes his... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:20:10 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, 19 Dec 2014 13:17:08 EST (No heading) The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently announced the 2014 Jabberwock contestants and winners. Pictured are Moesha Robinson, Tyeisha McKoy, Alecia Bennerman, Miss Jabberwock, Kayla Jackson, Jr. Miss Jabberwock, Janasia Daughtry and Naisha Monroe. Not... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:11 EST (No heading) Newton Grove Methodist Church was named the Grand Marshall's pick in the float contest at the Newton Grove Christmas parade. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:57:05 EST Clinton edges East Bladen In the nightcap of Thursday's games, the Clinton Boys, once again, got off to a slow start before heating up to post their first conference win of the year. Both teams had a hard time finding the basket in the first quarter, missing several... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:10 EST Lady Raiders get win over Pender The Midway Lady Raiders got back on the winning side Thursday with a 48-40 win over the visiting Lady Patriots from Pender High School . Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:17:09 EST Raiders defeat Pender to remain undefeated The Midway Raiders survived a hard fought game against Pender Thursday night in Spivey's Corner. After leading most of the way, the Raiders found themselves behind with less than a minute left. However, they regained their composure and posted a... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:21 EST Feeding the soul Nearly 10 years ago, Charles Strickland began working towards a dream of helping others. Today, Strickland, along with the Friendly Trio and The Friendly Community Center, have turned Strickland's vision of helping feed needy families in the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:16:06 EST Clinton’s Boone receives Sportsmanship Award Although TJ Boone and the Clinton Dark Horses fell one win short of clasping their hands around the state championship trophy last week in Winston-Salem, the offensive and defensive lineman brought home a pair of awards that he can cherish and be... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:31:06 EST