Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:42:47 EST 1800 Body found; probe under way;-probe-under-way An autopsy is expected to be conducted today on the body of a 51-year-old female found dead in her home Thursday afternoon. Sampson Sheriff's authorities are treating the incident as a possible homicide but few details have surfaced about the... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:36:51 EST Dairy Queen joins Chamber Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius of Clinton, 1837 Southeast Blvd., recently joined the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce. The Dairy Queen has been serving Sampson County since 1953, and specializes in ice cream, smoothie bars and bakery cakes. Soft-serve... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:16:52 EST Farm Bill great step forward for NC ag Earlier this week, I held a press conference to go over the 2015 Farm Act, which I filed today. I was pleased to be joined by the bill co-sponsor Sen. Andrew Brock, Rep. Roger West, Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and the Executive Director... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:16:51 EST The national stage Some 30 years ago, the grisly murder of a local minister garnered national attention. Three decades later, it is about to get even more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:31:50 EST Planting pinwheels When Shannon Blanchard began tallying the number of child abuse and neglect incidents investigated by the Sampson County Department of Social Services throughout 2014, she was floored. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:01:51 EST Seeking God’s guidance for a loving home Is your favorite room in your home a place of peace and promise? Writing about welcoming Jesus into our homes has been such a blessing to me, as I hope it has to you. As this story takes shape in the early hours of a new day, I can see the beautiful... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:01:51 EST Church Outreach The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Church briefs can be placed by emailing or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:46:52 EST The vail is upon their heart Moses received the law, known as the Law of Moses, upon Mount Sinai. In fact, he had to go up twice because when he descended the first time, he found the children of Israel had made the golden calf and he broke the tablets upon which the law was... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:31:52 EST Wastewater spill reported A wastewater spill into an unnamed tributary has been reported. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:51 EST ‘Prisoner’ cast beginning to gel There are only three weeks remaining before “The Prisoner Of 2nd Avenue” opens April 17 at 8 p.m. on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theatre. This comedy by playwright Neil Simon is being directed by Tom Wilbur with the assistance... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:01:52 EST Community Bulletin Board Faye Prosser, WRAL Smart Shopper — will be leading a money-saving workshop in Clinton on Saturday, March 28, noon until 3 p.m. The workshop will be located at Rowan Baptist Church on Rowan Road. There is a charge for the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:46:51 EST RSMS prays for peace in schools ROSEBORO — With the lighting of each candle, a groups of local students paid homage to victims of violence such as the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:51 EST WRAL weatherman to visit SMS Seventh grade students at Sampson Middle School will have a special guest March 31.WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson will speak to the seventh graders at 1 p.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:56:52 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 Mar 2015 13:26:53 EST Clinton BOE combines monthly meetings into 1 In an effort to make meetings more efficient, the Clinton City Board of Education voted Wednesday to combine the board's work session and regular meeting into one evening, therefore saving the members and the system's employees time. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:46:51 EST CHS teacher appointed to NC advisory committee Kristen Smith is looking forward to making education better for students and teachers throughout North Carolina. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:51 EST Sampson FSA: Foreign persons must report land holdings The executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Sampson County, S. Kettrell Strickland, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:01:51 EST Adult Leadership group visits Raleigh A few weeks ago our Junior Leadership participants visited Raleigh as they explored State Government. This past Tuesday, the Adult Leadership group also ventured to our state's Capitol. The group started the day with a self-guided tour around... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:46:52 EST Lions assist veterans The Clinton Lions Club makes a contribution in support of the Veteran's Emergency Relief Fund. The fund help veterans when they have emergencies and cannot take care of themselves whether it be a hot meal, a hot shower, a warm and safe place to... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:01:53 EST Four County linemen’s quick response saves member’s home Four County EMC linemen, Jay Willoughby, Randy Anderson, Gregg Mobley and Brett Noble, just happened to be at the right place, at the right time on the afternoon of March 17. These men came to the aid of Barbara Matthews at 178 Corinth Church Road in... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:01:51 EST