Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:07:37 EST 1800 New park proposal topic of upcoming meetings With a scaled-down plan to renovate Royal Lane Park on the table, city officials are urging public input at two upcoming meetings, a key piece of a grant application that would ultimately pay half the project's $500,000 cost. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:12 EST City’s home gets last touches as interest builds As interest in it builds, an affordable house constructed as part of a partnership between the City of Clinton and Sampson Community College is just awaiting some finishing touches before it is ready to be sold, city officials said. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:12 EST A cold winter at Bridgewater College The leaves have turned and fallen here at Bridgewater College, and winter is knocking at the door! A flurry has brushed over the Shenandoah Valley this past week, and temperatures are easily dropping into the twenties. But does this stop... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:31:13 EST Honoring Native American traditions Helen Goodman and Farrell Carter make Indian fry bread for students at Butler Avenue School during an assembly about Native American traditions and heritage last week. The event featured performances by adult and children dancers. The dancers pictured... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:12 EST HP: Let safety be your guide As residents pack up today and begin to head out of town for their Thanksgiving travels, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are, as they always do, urging caution, common sense and an adherence to the traffic laws of the state. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:11 EST Wilson calling it quits After serving the county school system for more than two decades, board member G.H. Wilson is saying goodbye. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:32:11 EST Helping one at a time SPIVEY'S CORNER — For any freshman in high school, transitioning from middle school to the upper grades can be difficult, at best. That's why juniors and seniors who are mentors in the Peer Group Connection program at Midway High... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:31:07 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... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:11 EST Trotting for a cause Students, faculty and staff at Sampson Community College participated in the annual Turkey Trot Relay last week, a start to holiday festivites on the campus. The Cosmetology Team No. 1 for won the relay. Cosmetology Team No. 22 came in second plance... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:11 EST County schools earn place on AP Honor Roll Sampson County Schools is being honored for success in its advancement placement program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:08 EST Learning to manage diabetes As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans yearly. With numbers this high, staff at the Sampson County Health Department felt the development of a program providing self-management... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:10 EST The importance of water, hay to horses in the winter With the brisk temperatures and frequent fluctuations of our North Carolina winter weather, it is always good to remember how critical these changes can be to our equine companions. If you've been in the horse business long enough, you have... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:46:06 EST Roseboro Elementary names honor students The students below were named to the Roseboro Elementary School honors list for the first nine weeks grading period.Third GradePrincipal's List: Samuel Casey Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:31:06 EST Long-time school board member stepping down Long-time Sampson County Board of Education member G.H. Wilson is stepping down from the seat he has held for more than two decades Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:03:04 EST Fire victim ID’d As the investigation into a deadly house fire continues, the man who lost his life in Saturday's early-morning blaze on Juniper Road was being remembered Monday as one who quietly spent his years helping others. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:43:04 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... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:45:11 EST Clinton FFA earns honors The Clinton FFA Land Judging Team recently participated in the 61st Annual NC FFA State Land Judging Career Development Event held in Ayden. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:33:18 EST Indecent liberties charge leveled A local man has been arrested for alleged inappropriate actions involving a teenage girl, according to Sampson County Sheriff's Office reports released Monday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:15:15 EST Clinton man charged with B&E, stalking A Clinton man was charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor count of stalking following a break-in Friday, with Sampson sheriff's authorities taking the man into custody within hours of the incident Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:14:10 EST Lessons in manufacturing To support National Manufacturing Day and expose students to those opportunities, teacher Venetia Mann took students last month to tour two Wilmington manufacturing businesses — Wilmington Grill and Wilmington Box Company. The students learned... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:00:22 EST