Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:44:43 EST 1800 Hobbton Middle gets volleyball win over Roseboro-Salemburg The Hobbton Middle School Lady Wildcats volleyball team started the year on a high note with a victory over a tough Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School team, 3-1. “You could tell it was the first match of the season as both teams were rather rusty... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:16:07 EST Dark Horses shut out Raiders Clinton's soccer team posted its third straight shut out of a Four County Conference foe when they hosted Midway on Monday night and sent the Raiders home smarting from a 2-0 defeat. The game was an exciting defensive struggle with Clinton... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:03:13 EST Harrells falls to Freedom Christian Academy Harrells Christian Academy fell short in a soccer game against Freedom Christian Academy on Monday afternoon, as FCA took the game, 4-3. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:10 EST Lakewood rolls to 4-2 soccer win Lakewood's soccer team traveled to James Kenan Monday evening to earn a 4-2 win over their conference opponent. The Leopards were led by Jonathan Gonzales, who had a hat trick, 3 goals; and Irvin Ramirez, who scored the other goal. Frances... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:10 EST UMO boasts record enrollment MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is experiencing record enrollment in its traditional student population. As of today there are 969 traditional students, 37 more than last year this time. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:08 EST Hobbton Middle tops RSMS The Hobbton Middle School Wildcats visited Roseboro-Salemburg Middle on Monday, coming away with an 8-1 victory in soccer. Uriel Cruz would score three for the Wildcats in the first 8 minutes to put his team up. Roseboro would respond with a goal of... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:59:12 EST Clinton volleyball beats Hobbton The Hobbton Wildcat volleyball team hosted Clinton Monday. Clinton won both matches. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:15 EST Hollerin’ in the rain A downpour of afternoon showers at the Spivey's Corner Fire Department may have altered plans for the Hollerin' Heritage Festival, but it did not dampen the spirit. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:09:11 EST Citizens play role in arrest of 2 An alert Roseboro business owner and at least one area resident are being credited for helping Sampson County Sheriff's authorities make arrests in a Sunday business break-in. The stolen property was also recovered. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:14 EST (No heading) Two Warsaw residents have been taken into custody and cash, drugs and a weapon seized following what Duplin authorities called the execution of a high-risk search warrant late last week. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:24:11 EST Rain doesn’t stop Pow Wow The 45th annual Coharie Pow Wow was held Saturday on the Coharie Tribal Grounds. It featured American Indian drumming and dancing competitions. Some of the other attractions included crafts, artwork the second annuals Warrior's Ride and spoken... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:19 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... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:34:08 EST Baby’s watery eyes Q: My son was born three weeks premature. He is now three weeks old and has started to have a lot of mattering along his eyelids and his eyes tend to water down his cheeks. His doctor says that he probably has a blocked tear duct. He assured me that... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:15 EST City schools graduation rate rises After receiving testing and graduation numbers from the state, Clinton City Schools officials are looking forward to making more progress in classrooms. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST Nurturing healthy living What was once a way of life for the Coharie ancestors is now a three-year project taken on by Tabatha Brewer and Chris Faircloth, along with other members of the Coharie Tribe. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:31:21 EST Vital Statistics Land TransfersGeddie and Jane Tew to Linda and Thurman MurphyDuncan Faircloth to the Duncan Faircloth TrustBetty and Philip Merritt to Merritt Family FarmsMargaret King to Henry King Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:31:18 EST Clinton’s ‘undertaking establishments’ (Editor's note: The following historic recollections were written by James Reynolds and, this summer, edited by Joel Rose from the Sampson Historical Society.) Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:16 EST Curtailing R’boro’s debt ROSEBORO — With the town of Roseboro having the highest tax rate per capita in North Carolina, town commissioner Cary Holland has a plan to bring that number down. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:14 EST Mountain-to-Sea Trail to come through Roseboro ROSEBORO — With the approval of the Roseboro Town Board given last Tuesday night, the Mountain-to-Sea Trail will officially be making its way through the western Sampson town — all in an effort to promote the town as the gem it... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:12 EST Words still mean things It was another example that words still mean things. On TV, during last Sunday's “Meet The Press,” the moderator, Chuck Todd, had an interview with President Obama. The interview was mostly about U.S. foreign policy. While Chuck Todd... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:30:10 EST