Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:00:50 EST 1800 A foundation to serve As a youth, Mike Jones enjoyed raising the Stars and Strips at Salemburg Elementary School in the mornings. His principal Roger White showed Jones and other students how to do it around the flagpole. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:15:06 EST Enviva expects construction permits within month Wood pellet manufacturer Enviva expects to get the proper permits to move forward with construction of its Sampson biofuels plant within the next month. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:01:16 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsKenneth Sessoms, 840 sq. ft., mobile home setupWilliamson Construction, 1,277 sq. ft., new single family dwellingTimothy Westbrook, 288 sq. ft., residential addition Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:01:15 EST (No heading) Members of Roseboro High School held their 65th class reunion Aug. 23, 2014 at Lakewood Seafood in Roseboro. After a period of reminiscing, each member in attendance stood and gave a brief 'happening' of the past 65 years. Pictured are,... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:00:14 EST What’s cookin’? Reminder: No School Monday, Sept. 1Sampson County SchoolsSept. 2Grilled Chick Fillet Sandwich orPork Chop SandwichCarrot Sticks w/Dip Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:00:13 EST Bladen Peanut Festival Sept. 20 It's salty, plain, roasted, green and boiled. It's always the star of the show, better known as Bladen County's finest peanuts. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:00:12 EST SCC, Meth Task Force ice cream social upcoming Ice cream will be just a part of a social event aimed at welcoming back Sampson Community College students while offering awareness of substance abuse and the local resources available to those who need them. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:30:12 EST Sampson 4-H member attends NCACC Youth Summit Sampson County 4-H'er Haley Stone attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville Aug. 15-16. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:30:08 EST Garland fire kills 6 GARLAND — Early Saturday morning, a group of shocked and saddened community members stood on Gibbs Road staring at a fire-ravaged single-wide mobile home. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:10 EST Sixth body found in Garland fire A sixth body has just been discovered in the charred remains of a house at 552 Gibbs Road, the scene of a tragic early morning fire that has claimed at least six people. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:08 EST Names of those killed in house fire not being released yet The names of five people killed this morning in a tragic house fire on Gibbs Road are still being withheld as investigators probe the cause of the fire and the county's medical examiner works to positively identify them. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:55:06 EST Five killed in Garland fire Five people were reportedly killed early this morning in a house fire on Gibbs Road near Garland.Authorities are still on scene and few details have been released at this time.Watch for updates here at Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:17:08 EST Barden Street armed robbery probed Investigators with the Clinton Police Department's Neighborhood Improvement Team are looking for suspects in a Thursday night armed robbery at the Sampson Center, in which a man was assaulted and robbed. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:15:13 EST Couple more arrests on ‘Tap’ The latest in an ongoing series of significant drug arrests by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office continued Thursday as two more “Double Tap” suspects were served felony charges. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:56:08 EST Tart gives UIS fifth-graders view of Marine life Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Tart came to Union Intermediate School on Aug. 27 and spoke with the fifth-grade class. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:01:14 EST Byrd serves as N.C. Senate page RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Chandler Britt Byrd, a student at Wake Forest High School, serve as a page. She is the daughter of Charles and Paige Byrd of Wake Forest and the granddaughter of Danny and Vicki... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:11 EST Journey through recovery For Frankie and Amanda Brewington, June 11 began as a normal day. Eleven weeks later, the couple are living a completely different life, one they never expected. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:10 EST Bradshaw says goodbye to Extension Inside her office at the Sampson County Extension Office, Amanda Bradshaw sat in front of a computer and sorted through thousands of 4-H pictures. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:15:07 EST Murphy-Brown: Lawsuits could put farmers out of work The filing of seven federal lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC is “disappointing,” and one that could potentially put hard-working farmers out of business, an attorney for the company said this week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:15 EST The simple truth Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Later in the book of John we read where, after... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:30:07 EST