Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:58:46 EST 1800 Community offers prayers, fundraising for ‘Joe Joe’ A thin layer of black ice changed the path of a local family's lives on Valentine's Day and, even as they face an uncertain future as their fallen patriarch attempts to recover from brain trauma, the community has rallied in support and... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What are the stones in our lives? “And behold, there was a great earthquake: the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it. …And the angel answered and said unto the women. Fear not ye: for I know that... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pet of the Week Courtesy photo Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST He is risen! Final in a seriesA day for the Jews begins at sundown and ends on the following sundown. The Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and ends on sundown Saturday. As the last article, (part 7), stated,... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter is still relevant “I am not a crook.” Those famous lines were stated by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal back in the Seventies. Why did he say that? Well, whether right or wrong, most Americans thought he was one. President Nixon, in his... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsPatricia Horne, 2,432 sq. ft., mobile home setupBen Peterson, 80 sq. ft., residential additionFrancisca Garcia, 1,120 sq. ft., mobile home setup Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Playing it safe on the playground Spring is officially here, and a trip to the playground is often a go-to activity that both parents and children enjoy. While the risks and dangers associated with swimming or riding a bike might seem more obvious however, keeping our children safe on... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Birthdays/Anniversaries BirthdaysApril 20Beth ReynoldsRichard UribeZoey BrewerWilliam WarrenSarah SimmonsApril 21 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Closing Boston amid bomber hunt ‘tough’ BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Charles R. Matthis, 67 Charles R. Matthis, 67 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson County Sports Club Hall Of Fame nominations due April 30th The Sampson County Sports Club is accepting Hall Of Fame nominations from now until April 30th. Newly elected President of the club, Tim Pope, stated that the person nominated must have ties to Sampson County and must have impacted the county in some... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cut your hair for kids As part of their May Day Spring Fling festivities, a group of students and teachers at Midway Elementary School will be cutting their hair to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for children with hair loss. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Honor roll Listed below are students who made the honor rolls at Union Intermediate and Midway Elementary during the third nine week grading period. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST JSCC Convocation April 29 KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College's annual Convocation in recognition of Community College Month will be held on Tuesday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Monk Auditorium on the JSCC campus. This event also highlights the success of the... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get egg-cited over Easter hunt The Clinton Recreation and Parks Department held their annual Easter egg hunt earlier this month, with some 200 children, baskets in hand, armed and ready to gather a bounty of colorful eggs. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Pond’ John and the upcoming Bass reunion Robert Bass, 1842-1905, and Eliza Caroline King , 1848- 1903, parents of Joe Bass, were married in 1875. He was 33 and she was 32. They were married for 25 years. Robert had a brother, Joshua, and two sisters, Ketty and Anna. Robert's twin... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Senior Center gets grant for garden Happy Easter to all! Remember, “Jesus is the Reason” for the season. It is not about the hats and dresses and food and parties, but the death, suffering, and most of all, the resurrection of Jesus. “Praise Jesus”! Enjoy this... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Midway Middle grabs two wins Midway Middle won two games this week before taking a week off from school and baseball. The Raiders downed Hobbton Monday, at Hobbton, winning 12-1. Midway then hosted Harrells Christian Academy Wednesday, and earned a tough, 7-6 win. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Boggs and Midway earn track honors Danny McDowell/Sampson IndependentMidway Raider Alex Boggs was named MVP following first place finishes in the 400 and 800 meter runs, and in the 4x8 and 4x4 relays.Danny McDowell/Sampson Independent Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST L’wood District elementary Math Quiz Bowl adds up to success On April 16, the future mathematicians of the Lakewood District elementary schools competed against each other in a battle of brains and speed. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST