Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:48:25 EST 1800 Jennings speaks at Harrison Lecture Dr. Willie Jennings was the guest speaker at the 25th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture. Dr. Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race and numerous articles. Apart from writing, Dr. Jennings teaches... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:24:14 EST Rowan celebrating 265th birthday The Rowan Baptist Church of Clinton is working at full speed to prepare for its upcoming 265th birthday celebration, scheduled to begin on Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:23:12 EST City board examines testing for gifted students School districts throughout the state are required to serve an elite group of students, but city board members don't want others to be isolated in the process. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:30:12 EST Water savings surface The cost savings promised when Sampson County officials weighed the prospect of diving headfirst into the water production business are now set to surface, with October being the month when all the groundwork laid in the last several years is expected... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:16:06 EST City seeking input to complete 2035 roadmap The roadmap for Clinton's next 20 years is one that has received a great deal of feedback from the community in recent months, with input from the city's young population still being sought before a final draft of the Clinton 2035... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:00:23 EST School will be featured during Faison Market Day Faison High School resulted from the consolidation of three area schools: Crow, Shine and Faison High School, also known as Faison Academy and Presbyterian High School. The year the school was to start operations was 1923, but the building was not... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:00:19 EST Rehearsals under way for Old Bluff ’s ‘The Woman in Black’ Coming this November, Old Bluff Theatre Company will stage the spine-tingling tale, “The Woman in Black.” Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:01:10 EST (No heading) This past Tuesday, Sept. 30, in partnership with the Clinton-Sampson Planning Department and the Small Business Center at Sampson Community College, we hosted a “Building Reuse & Business Startup” seminar event. This free community event... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:00:11 EST Denning becomes member of UMO Foundation MOUNT OLIVE — George Robert “Bobby” Denning is the latest person to become a member of the University of Mount Olive Foundation Board. The Foundation, which was formed in early 2004, has been active in its efforts to raise funds for... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:01:18 EST City school board poised to approve budget Clinton City Board of Education members are scheduled to make a decision on a budget of more than $26 million to run the local school system. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:13:08 EST Pink Brunch offers health tips, pampering Women had the chance to take time out of their busy day Wednesday to get a little pampering and some education as well during the first Pink Brunch, sponsored by Sampson Regional Medical Center and the Outpatient Diagnostics Center. The event was a... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:38:14 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... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:36:15 EST Union High Homecoming Court Courtesy photo Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:38:07 EST (No heading) Courtesy photo Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:07:16 EST Union Intermediate grows goodness Union Intermediate School planted a fall garden last week with the help Charmae Kendall, Sampson County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program assistant. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:03:13 EST UMO student receives scholarship MOUNT OLIVE — William Davenport, a senior at the University of Mount Olive (UMO), has been awarded the 2014 North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association (NCRTA) scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to four recreational therapy students in... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:23 EST (No heading) Lakewood High will crown a new Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Leopards football game Friday, Oct. 3. Those on the Homecoming Court are, from left to right: Kristen Edwards, Samantha Naylor, Rashyda Parker, Currie Carter, Alexis Williams,... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:22 EST Clinton native engineers success In Minneapolis, Brian Sampson stays busy managing and designing railway projects in the third largest metropolitan area in the Midwest. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:40:13 EST City’s water system upgrades full stream ahead Sweeping water system upgrades that will see the City of Clinton's water treatment plant expanded, an elevated tank constructed and water lines improved are now officially underway, with well construction expected to be completed by spring 2015... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:31:12 EST Animal cruelty case ongoing The criminal case against an alleged animal abuser has been continued again, with all horses now out of the woods and Sampson County Sheriff's officials promising to see the case to its end. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:16:07 EST