Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:33:40 EST 1800 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 ‘Tossing for Tim’s Gift’ set for next month Last year, a fairly new group with a shared love of shag dancing raised funds to send five young cancer patients to summer camp. Next month, that same group will be holding an event at Ribeyes of Clinton to benefit a local nonprofit... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Medicaid ‘a bear’ for Health Department Issues with Medicaid, especially those concerning undocumented pregnant women, have cost the county an estimated $13,000 just in the first quarter of 2014 alone, Sampson County Health Department officials say. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Why not vote early? There's no excuse for not voting in this year's primary election. There are ample times to handle any excuse that might come up for not voting between next Thursday, April 24, and the May 6 primary. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford pays homage to world’s favorite pony car with Mustang 50-year Limited Edition Fifty years after debuting one of the world's most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Outreach in our churches Andrews Chapel Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Barefoot in the Park’ enters final weekend Tom Wilbur/SCT Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This man called Jesus He was a tall man, even by today's standards. His hair was worn shoulder length as was the custom of the Hebrew people. His tunic, a kimono-like garment fitted him closely at the neck and was made of linen. The tunic was held snugly to His body... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Set thine house in order Hezekiah was one of the kings of Judah and thus can be read about in the books of Kings and Chronicles. However, since he was contempory with the prophet Isaiah, one can read of some interactions between the two there as well. At one point in Hezekiah... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST