Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:02:35 EST 1800 ChalleNGe to celebrate 20 years http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news/50103985/ChalleNGe-to-celebrate-20-years SALEMBURG — Tarheel ChalleNGe is celebrating 20 years, and Colonel Edward W. Timmons, Sr. is looking forward to bringing that celebration to the community. The school has been a staple in the area, he said, and it shares a history built on hard... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Closer to a sales tax option http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50109193/Closer-to-a-sales-tax-option Sampson is one step closer to having a quarter-cent sales tax option on the November ballot with last week's Senate approval of House Bill 1224, which offers an avenue toward revenue but calls for a sales tax cap and limits how revenues can be... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST What is God’s Top 10 for us? http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50131858/What-is-Gods-Top-10-for-us Do you have a top ten list of things you would like God to do for you? Individual lists would have many different things, while some of them would be the same. The #1 thing we would all desire from God is eternal life with Him in Heaven. Make a list... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Outreach in our churches http://clintonnc.com/news/announcements-lifestyle-religion-localnews1-news/50105330/Outreach-in-our-churches To report church news please email CLNlifestyle@civitasmedia.com or call 910-644-0447. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Friday publication.Bearskin MBC Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Clearing up the longevity issue http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-opinion-opinion_columns-politics/50132030/Clearing-up-the-longevity-issue As you may have read or seen in the news recently, the House and Senate have reached a general agreement on a budget for the short session. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Second Sampson Perspective Sept. 3 http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-news/50113645/Second-Sampson-Perspective-Sept.-3 Immigration reform in relation to seasonal farm workers, federal regulatory environment effects on businesses, the marketplace fairness act in relation to small internet retailers, education system, voter ID, and much more was all discussed at last... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Deadline for Duplin Hall of Fame nominations approaching http://clintonnc.com/news/news/50131981/Deadline-for-Duplin-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-approaching Duplin County Hall of Fame board members are offering a reminder to the Duplin County community that Sept. 25 is the deadline for the submission of nominations for this year's living and deceased recipients. Nominations are invited from any and... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson’s DU Chamber’s Member of Week http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-news-outdoors/50113609/Sampsons-DU-Chambers-Member-of-Week Courtesy photo Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Helipad help coming through concert http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews3-news/50117306/Helipad-help-coming-through-concert Roseboro needs a helipad, and the town's Fire Department is coming to the rescue. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-local_features-news-news_education/50135582/ While looking over grants for Clinton City Schools, Nacole Hayes pressed keys on a calculator and scrutinized a spreadsheet program on her computer. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Little Mermaid’ one week from opening http://clintonnc.com/news/entertainment-localnews1-localnews4-local_features-news/50131247/Little-Mermaid-one-week-from-opening Momentum at rehearsals for “Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr.” has definitely increased over the past week at the Sampson Community Theatre as the 100-plus kids, ages 4-15, perfect their lines and dance steps in preparation for opening... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Telamon expanding Early Head Start service http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50108001/Telamon-expanding-Early-Head-Start-service Telamon Corporation was recently awarded the Early Head Start grant and will continue to provide those services to an additional 76 children and pregnant women in the county previously served by the Sampson County Partnership for Children, Telamon... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50134732/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, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A taxing effort http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/50109060/A-taxing-effort Cindy Cottle and others in the Sampson County Tax Office have been working 12-hour days this week, and she hopes that Thursday's might be the last for a while. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s office recovers firearms http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50120587/Sheriffs-office-recovers-firearms Sampson County Sheriff's investigators have played a pivotal role in recovering evidence that could be linked to the arrest of members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization believed responsible for the kidnapping of a South Carolina man... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murray to bid schools goodbye http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-features-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-local_features-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50122251/Murray-to-bid-schools-goodbye Jackie Murray spent a portion of her day earlier this week typing and preparing an agenda for the Clinton City Board of Education meeting. As the administrative assistant to the superintendent and the board, Murray has attended many meetings and typed... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Joy Youth Night Service Friday at St. Peter http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50093193/Joy-Youth-Night-Service-Friday-at-St.-Peter Prayer meeting and Bible study is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and every Friday at 7 a.m. at Point Level Disciples of Christ Church. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cowand, Purdie named to honor roll http://clintonnc.com/news/news/50120610/Cowand-Purdie-named-to-honor-roll RALEIGH — Alex Cowand, daughter of Wes and Nancy Cowand, and Emma Purdie, daughter of David and Shawn Purdie, all of Clinton, have been named to the first and second semester honor rolls for the 2013-14 year at Saint Mary's... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50118326/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... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County schools pick new leaders http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-local-news-localnews1-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50109236/County-schools-pick-new-leaders After Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy opened the floor for nominations for chairman and vice chairman of the the Sampson County Board of Education, members were all smiles as they voted and eventually switched seats. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST