Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 02:17:57 EST 1800 SCS receives energy reward Sampson County Schools was recognized for their energy saving behavior during a Wednesday board of education meeting. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:26:51 EST (No heading) Midway Elementary students of the month for May were Raelyn Wilson, Cesar Ivan Chavez Pligeo, Jymiar Hall, Nathaniel King, Esteban Morales-Olmos, Ella Clark, Madison Sinclair, Miah Gonzalez, Kayden Gomez, Kaitlyn Stephenson, Luke Norris, Alondra... Thu, 28 May 2015 18:31:55 EST (No heading) Mary Johnson received the Paderewski Gold Medal from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Her 10 years of participation at the national and international level met all requirements. Johnson was also runner-up in the solo division at the state finals... Thu, 28 May 2015 18:31:54 EST A business adventure For nearly 20 years, Frank Owens has been serving Sampson County in the furniture business. As the owner of Showroom Furniture just on the outskirts of town, Owens recently opened a second store in a building that has been a staple of Sampson County... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:01:51 EST Dalmatians cast continues to look for youngsters The cast of “101 Dalmatians”still needs several 3-5 year old youngsters that will play a very small part at the conclusion of the show where they will be needed as small puppies at the Dalmatian Plantation. If you have a child three to... Thu, 28 May 2015 16:46:53 EST Scripture can cure troubles of the heart Do you have heart trouble? Entering a new season causes heartfelt issues to rise up inside as we continue to journey through sunshine and sorrow. Heart disease is widespread; yet, a troubled heart can hit us at any age and cause trouble in ways we... Thu, 28 May 2015 16:31:53 EST Kiwanis honors local students The bicycle aisles at Wal-Mart were filled with the smiling faces of children Wednesday evening, many clinging to the handlebars of their new bikes, the wheels a award for being “Terrific Kids.” Thu, 28 May 2015 15:26:52 EST Bracing for impact In observance of North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week this week and the start of hurricane season just days away, Sampson County emergency officials are urging everyone to make prepare for the worst. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:16:51 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 Thu, 28 May 2015 10:36:51 EST $3M in scholarships$3M-in-scholarships With school winding down, Skyler Ray spent a portion of her Wednesday morning reviewing paperwork for scholarships. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:36:52 EST Strong partnerships pay big dividends Local officials are touting this week's announcement of a major industry locating to Sampson, saying it will not only fill a void left by the departure of another, but also bring increased tax base, jobs and production to the county — all... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:01:51 EST It’s hot outside! Are your medications safe? This time of the year is always fun and busy! Beach weekends here, ball games there, and everything else in between. It is easy to live life in the fast lane and never think about how safe your medications might be in this weather. Although your... Thu, 28 May 2015 06:31:51 EST (No heading) Midway Elementary Students of the Month for April were Julio Mondragon Reyes, Chase Daniels, Noah Faircloth, Peyton Lucas, Alyssa Byrd, Raegan Thornton, Jamisan Sanders, Cheyenne Capps, Cassie Hayes, Julian Newman, Jaydn Stox, Everett Jackson, Ryan... Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:54 EST Local piano students conclude busy season Memorial Day weekend may find many traveling on the road, but music continues here in Clinton. Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:52 EST Changes abound at Clinton-Sampson Chamber It is difficult to believe that we are on the cusp of summertime and entering the half-way point of 2015! As I look back on the last five months of my tenure as President of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, I am filled with joy by the... Wed, 27 May 2015 18:01:51 EST Community Bulletin Board Sampson County Democratic Party — Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the guest speaker for the Sampson Democratic Party Centurion Banquet on Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Clinton Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road. FMI and... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:53 EST (No heading) The Chamber's Member of the Week, Mercy Care, Inc., is located in their new building 415-B Warsaw Road in Clinton. The mission of Mercy Care is to provide quality care with a heart of compassion to their adult consumers with developmental... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:51 EST Local scout to host community gospel show Several months ago, Boy Scout Stephen Carroll began a journey to build a storage building for his band mates at Midway High School. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:01:51 EST Search extends in Garland GARLAND — A massive multi-agency search and rescue mission for a missing elderly man in the Garland area was still ongoing late Wednesday, with plans to extend the search through the night and as long as necessary as more and more agencies... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:53 EST UMO and JSCC partner to enhance college transfer MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) and James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The University of Mount Olive Bridge allows... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:52 EST