Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:42:51 EST 1800 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 (No heading) The Family Caregiver Support Program sponsored a Lunch and Learn workshop on 'Learn CPR and Basic First Aid' Feb. 25. Participants were provided with lunch while learning about CPR. Pictured is presenter Samantha Pritchard, RN. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:54 EST Sampson Health Department wins Passing the Promise grant WILMINGTON — Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast announced this week that the Sampson County Health Department is one of two community health organizations that will receive the Passing the Promise grant for the 3rd Annual Komen... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:53 EST Center moves ahead; grant contest ending;-grant-contest-ending The Sampson County Child Advocacy Center is up and running, already offering services to victims and planning a host of activities for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:31:52 EST Assault, burglary charges leveled A Plain View woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged burglary and attempted stabbing, according to reports from Sampson County Sheriff's authorities. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:52 EST Philip Gerard to be featured author at UMO Literary Festival MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive English Department and Sigma Tau Delta will hold the 14th annual UMO Literary Festival and poetry slam on March 18 and 19. The event, which is open to the public as well as students, provides a... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:51 EST Tobacco transplant greenhouse season off to a pretty good start Tobacco transplant production is off to a good start with ice and snowstorms. With this in mind, cold injury is a common occurrence when growing transplants during the winter in a greenhouse. Cold injury can be noticed in plants sporadically... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:01:51 EST Diabetes getting on your nerves? A majority of people who suffer from diabetes are affected by type 2 diabetes. Diabetes occurs when your body either ignores insulin or your pancreas won't create enough insulin. This can trigger multiple health problems. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:31:51 EST Lessons in Black History L.C. Kerr students from Ms. Boykin and Mrs. Swinson's kindergarten class share their writings and art about famous African-Americans. After reading and hearing stories and articles about fairness and equality for all people, students discussed... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:31:51 EST Jumping for Heart ROSEBORO — As the rope passed under their feet and over their heads, Ciera Ellis and Hollin Autry giggled with joy, jumping up and down as their heartbeats increased. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:01:53 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 report.)Arrests Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:06:51 EST Murder suspect sought Police have issued a murder warrant for a 20-year-old Clinton man, charging him with the January shooting death of a Springwood Apartments resident. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:01:51 EST UMO exceeds and extends capital campaign MOUNT OLIVE — In a recent news release, the University of Mount Olive announced that it has exceeded its initial capital campaign goal. It also detailed an extension of the campaign to address two areas of critical need. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:01:52 EST