Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:12:12 EST 1800 Boggs and Midway earn track honors Danny McDowell/Sampson IndependentMidway Raider Alex Boggs was named MVP following first place finishes in the 400 and 800 meter runs, and in the 4x8 and 4x4 relays.Danny McDowell/Sampson Independent Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST L’wood District elementary Math Quiz Bowl adds up to success On April 16, the future mathematicians of the Lakewood District elementary schools competed against each other in a battle of brains and speed. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Tossing for Tim’s Gift’ set for next month Last year, a fairly new group with a shared love of shag dancing raised funds to send five young cancer patients to summer camp. Next month, that same group will be holding an event at Ribeyes of Clinton to benefit a local nonprofit... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Medicaid ‘a bear’ for Health Department Issues with Medicaid, especially those concerning undocumented pregnant women, have cost the county an estimated $13,000 just in the first quarter of 2014 alone, Sampson County Health Department officials say. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Why not vote early? There's no excuse for not voting in this year's primary election. There are ample times to handle any excuse that might come up for not voting between next Thursday, April 24, and the May 6 primary. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford pays homage to world’s favorite pony car with Mustang 50-year Limited Edition Fifty years after debuting one of the world's most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Outreach in our churches Andrews Chapel Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Barefoot in the Park’ enters final weekend Tom Wilbur/SCT Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This man called Jesus He was a tall man, even by today's standards. His hair was worn shoulder length as was the custom of the Hebrew people. His tunic, a kimono-like garment fitted him closely at the neck and was made of linen. The tunic was held snugly to His body... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Set thine house in order Hezekiah was one of the kings of Judah and thus can be read about in the books of Kings and Chronicles. However, since he was contempory with the prophet Isaiah, one can read of some interactions between the two there as well. At one point in Hezekiah... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What makes worship wonderful for you? What makes worship wonderful? Worship is defined in my Everyday Bible this way: to worship and serve God. When one feels the freedom to truly worship, express joy as the Holy Spirit flows, commune with Christ, and show love for the Lord with joyful... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Smoking E-cigs in Sampson When most people think of tobacco products, the first thing that comes to mind is cigarettes, yet in Sampson County, health officials say, a problem is growing through youth that is something that most would never think of as a tobacco... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gale Ausley, 68 Gale Ausley, 68CLINTON — Gale Ausley, 68, of 5414 Hobbton Hwy., died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lillian P. Marchelletta, 83 Lillian P. Marchelletta, 83CLINTON — Lillian P. Marchelletta, 83, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Genesis HealthCare in Mount Olive Center. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spare change pays for life-saving vest Third-grade students at Hobbton Elementary School presented the Sampson County Sheriff's Office's K9 Division with body armor for one of their dogs earlier this week, a gift that delighted both students and the law enforcement... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jr. shooters win all events at Coharie Shooting League The Coharie Shooting League held its April trapshoot on April 12. Junior shooters, including Coharie's own local shooter, Dane Westbrook, took all competitive events over the more seasoned adult shooters. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch Arrests4/16 - Kwame Deararic, 21, 121 Parkway Ave., Garland, court violation. Bond $1,600; court date April 23. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mdiway FFA chapter awarded grant RALEIGH – Midway High School FFA Chapter has been awarded a program improvement grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. These funds will be used to purchase a front end loader for the agriculture departments tractor. This... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UMO ensemble helps HCA celebrate Easter The University of Mount Olive Free Spirit ensemble provided a musical ministry Thursday at Harrells Christian Academy for their annual Easter Chapel service in grades K-12. Free Spirit has been sharing the gospel through music and testimony since... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clinton claims county golf match Lakewood hosted a non-conference golf match with Midway, Hobbton, Clinton, and Union also participating. The match was played in cold, windy conditions Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST