Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:19:34 EST 1800 Board begins search for vacancy Sampson County Board of Education members and school officials are working to fill a void left last month with the unexpected retirement of colleague G.H. Wilson. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:00:07 EST More turnout urged The second of two required meetings on a proposed Royal Lane Park revamp will be held tonight, and Recreation officials are hoping for a much better turnout. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Christmas activities usher in great season Busy, Busy, Busy! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:01:07 EST Deltas named Chamber’s Member of Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Clinton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded Jan. 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. It is a private,... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:01:15 EST Sunset’s Students of the Month Sunset Avenue Elementary recently named its Students of the Month. Those in fourth-grade recognized were, back row, from left: Gage Smithson, Breanna Bryant, Morria Faison; third row: Carlos Alguera, Jirah Deaver, Jorge Llamas; second row: Perla... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:01:23 EST Academic Resource Center at UMO promotes learning MOUNT OLIVE – Dr. Regina Stone-Hernandez, assistant professor of education, is on a mission to help the students of the University of Mount Olive. She wants students to take responsibility for their own education, and she is offering the tools... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:31:07 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, 17 Dec 2014 15:45:30 EST Singing around the tree HARRELLS — For Tanya Foust and her family, singing a key part from “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” around the town's Christmas tree is a holiday tradition. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:36:29 EST SCC goes green 'Going Green For Christmas' Elizabeth Menendez, Sampson Community College ESL student, shows off a wonderful Christmas creation that uses all recycled materials. Elizabeth is originally from El Salvador and is currently being taught by SCC... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:06 EST Educational journey Roseboro Salemburg Middle School Avid students had Consuela Richarson, a counselor for Educational Talent Search with the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, as a guest speaker recently. Richardson spoke about the journey from middle school to college,... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:56:09 EST Learning Center’s top students Students Alex Victoria and Clay Costin were recently chosen as the Learning Center at Charles E. Perry's November Students of the Month for the character trait of responsibility. They are both pictured with principal Edward... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:56:07 EST (No heading) Kaylee Lackey won the Best of Breed with her Thrianta buck at the Richmond Rabbit Breeder's Association show in Virginia. Her sister Amber, won Best of Breed with her Blue Otter Netherland Dwarf. For more information on the Hippity Hop Rabbit... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:41:05 EST Raiders get tough road win Paris Smith scored 26 points and was a force to be reckoned with in the paint Tuesday night as he and his Raider teammates earned a gutty road win at East Bladen, 68-61. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:55:07 EST Horses fall in conference opener The Clinton Dark Horses lost their conference opener in a tough environment at Pender on Tuesday night. The Patriots downed the Horses 76-73 in a game where Clinton's defensive intensity wasn't where their head coach would've liked... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:18:08 EST Rosewood tops Hobbton 98-70 Colin King and Omar Farrior had big games for the Hobbton Wildcats on Monday, but in the end it was not enough for them to overcome a feisty Rosewood Eagles team that made twelve three-point field goals throughout the course of the game to get a 98-70... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:48:09 EST Bland bridges beautified Some repurposed stone left over from a downtown revitalization project has served as the cherry on top of a revamp that has now spread beyond just the courthouse square — and is expected to continue. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:30:13 EST Remembering cotton picking time Back in the late forties my younger brother was asked by a teasing adult, where his cotton-picking sack was? My brother's response was “it's behind the 'baccer barn tore all to dam-hell pieces.” That utterance summed up... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:16:09 EST Downtown business offers unique experience In an effort to bring a taste of North Carolina to Sampson County, Deborah Thompson and Deborah Harn have teamed to open Vance Street Markets — a business venture designed to introduce North Carolina products through a country store experience... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:16:07 EST Play to deliver redemption, Christmas spirit HARRELLS — Playing the role of a neighborhood watchman, Donte Murphy went over lines with energy and vigor as he looked into the distance of imaginary homes. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:01:06 EST Decking the halls When it comes to decorating for the holidays, I'll admit I've never been very successful. I stock up on magazines like “Southern Living” and “Martha Stewart Living,” but somehow even Martha can't transform me... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:46:05 EST