Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:12:00 EST 1800 Lady Horses drop Southwest Edgecombe, advance to second round of playoffs The Lady Dark Horses hosted Southwest Edgecombe in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs Saturday night. Clinton's constant hustle and pressuring defense led them to victory, 54-46. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:56:51 EST Perez, Godwin lead Raiders to win in playoff opener SPIVEY'S CORNER — The Midway Raiders won their first playoff game in over a decade with a 67-58 win over visiting Jordan-Matthews in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:36:52 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysMarch 1Roy CannadyRichard LandesRenee ParkerPauline CarterAra LewisMary Hardy Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:01:52 EST City school board examines test scores The Clinton City Schools Board of Education recently reviewed fall testing scores showing drops in biology, English and an increase in math. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:26:51 EST Standing up for justice together At 106 years old, the NAACP in North Carolina, under the current leadership of Rev. William Barber, along with its coalition partners, shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:01:51 EST Independent wins 3 N.C. Press awards The Sampson Independent took home three awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association's News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest recognizing excellence in journalism. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:41:51 EST Resilient Leopards survive Manteo in first round of playoffs If the late Jim Valvano was right about a close first round games being a good thing come tournament time, the Lakewood Lady Leopards may have a good playoff run in store. The Lady Leopards withstood a upset bid by Manteo on Friday evening and... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:21:51 EST Raiders to rely on returning players in new season Midway's baseball team is set to defend their state championship as they plan on getting the season started on Monday against Rosewood. This season will provide some challenges for Midway, most notably, the loss of seven seniors who could do it... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:06:55 EST Award-winning author to visit Sampson County The Sampson County Arts Council and The Sampson Community College Small Business Center is inviting award-winning Author Annette Dunlap to Sampson County. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:16:53 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... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:51 EST New Elections board faces same issues Another new-look Sampson County Board of Elections will have some of the same issues to contend with in 2015-16, including a state mandate for update equipment, more scheduled elections on the horizon and a strapped staff that along with the Veterans... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:26:51 EST CCS make up day Saturday In the wake of inclement weather that struck Sampson County earlier in the week, Clinton City Schools students have lost a day of instructional time. Students are slated to make up that day Saturday. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:54 EST Pay option outlined County manager Ed Causey agrees with a recent pay study of county employees — they are underpaid and deserve a raise. During the closing of a three-day work session, Sampson County Commissioners heard from Causey Thursday afternoon and heard his... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:52 EST Cashwell fundraiser set for Saturday A barbecue fundraiser for one of Sampson's finest is on tap for this Saturday, and organizers are hoping people will flock to Garland for an event aimed to assist a family worthy of such an outpouring. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:31:52 EST Two arrested in local break-ins Two Sampson County men were arrested in connection with separate break-in investigations Wednesday, including one man charged with 10 felonies and another detained by a local firefighter whose vehicle was allegedly being broken into, according to... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:01:51 EST (No heading) Despite inclement weather this week and school being in session Saturday, the 57th Annual Clinton Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Feast will go on as planned. Service times are Friday, Feb. 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28 from 6:30-9:30 a.m. The... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:21:51 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... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:36:51 EST More bad weather expected, locals prepare By Chase Jordancjordan@civitasmedia.comWith another threat of winter weather approaching, local officials are preparing for the elements to make Sampson County a safer place for residents. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:46:52 EST Chamber honors its own By Chris Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:31:51 EST School merger broached By Chris Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:01:53 EST