Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:55 EST 1800 Electronic record-keeping brings cost, but possibly incentives, for Health Dept. With everything going electronic, notably records, reports and files at county departments, the Sampson County Health Department is aiming to utilize a state incentive program to offset the cost of the mandated move for keeping N.C. Medicaid health... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spivey’s Corner area bridge closed Over the next four months locals living on JB Wilson Road will have to take a detour due to a bridge closure. The bridge is in the area of Midway's elementary and high schools, and south of the US 421 and US 13 intersection at Spivey's... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST DeVane signs to play at UNCW Gina Strickland/HCA Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch Arrests4/22 - Travis Anthony Caldwell, 40, 515 Boone St., Roseboro, failure to appear. Bond $900; court date May 6. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Williams appointed to workforce board The Sampson County Board of Commissioners recently appointed Donna Williams of Temporary Connections, Inc., to the Triangle South Workforce Development Board (TSWDB) as a private sector representative. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Five apps to help grow your green thumb Springtime is the perfect time of year to get a garden or landscape project started, whether you've already developed a green thumb or are new to the gardening scene. Now, with the help of a smartphone, such as the Apple iPhone® 5s, and... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Marketing can be ‘Magical’ John Formica, the “Ex-Disney Guy” and America's customer experience coach, was at Sampson Community College this past Wednesday, April 23. Many business owners attended the informative seminar on “Making Marketing... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A ‘Walk in the Park’ to benefit UCare On Sunday afternoon, community members are gathering in Newton Grove to take a walk in Weeks Park to garner support and raise funds for UCare, Sampson County's domestic violence shelter. Newton Grove United Methodist Church members are working... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Longtime N.Grove librarian leaving a legacy of literature Lark Thornton remembers when Newton Grove opened its library branch, Bryan Memorial. In fact, she was there. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From ‘Basses Choice’ to Sampson County This Bass family column is delving even deeper into the family tree. It is now into the trunk of the tree. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council OKs odor abatement plan The City Council has approved an odor abatement proposal at the city's wastewater treatment plant that is hoped to make a smelly situation a bit sweeter. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST More help needed at Veterans Office Nearly 5,000 veterans are assisted in Sampson County on an annual basis, with more than $30 million in federal benefits dispensed to that section of the county's populous. With the number of veterans only expected to grow, more help is needed at... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Roseboro-Salemburg holds talent show On April 17, the Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School Chorus held its annual Talent Show. This year the Talent Show was titled, “RSMS Talent is Spiraling Out of Control.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST US Cellular Chamber’s Member of Week Courtesy photo Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Meds stolen from hospital; 1 jailed;-1-jailed A 40-year-old man, termed homeless by Clinton police, was jailed Monday afternoon on a charge of trafficking in opiates after it was discovered that he had medicines taken from the local hospital in his possession. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch Arrests4/17 - Sue Ellen Godbold, 32, 311 Oak St., Roseboro, driving while license revoked, hit and run. Bond $3,000; court date not listed. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Liberty Hall Day Camp begins June 23 The staff at Liberty Hall in Kenansville is gearing up for their second Day Camp for children ages 8 – 11. Camp will be held from June 23 thru 26, 1 until 5 p.m. The children will experience games, school in the one room school house, candle... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brown’s Chapel celebrating pastor’s 4th anniversary Prayer service and Bible study is held every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church in Clinton.Prayer service is held every Thursday night from 6-7 p.m. at the House of Prayer in Faison. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST US Cell, SMS ‘green up’ Local US Cellular associates teamed up last week with students from Sampson Middle School to work in the school's atrium area, planting shrubs, landscaping existing flower beds and painting the floor with materials donated by the cell phone... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ribbon cutting welcomes Tew Courtesy photo Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST