Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:58:22 EST 1800 Simon comedy next up for SCT The next production at the Sampson Community Theatre is a Neil Simon comedy titled “The Prisoner Of 2nd Avenue.” This show premiered on Broadway in November 1971 and closed in September 1973 after 798 performances. Peter Falk and Lee Grant... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:01:53 EST Police chief: Beware of latest scam Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley is cautioning residents about the latest scam to hit the city and possibly beyond, one that involves use of a Police Department telephone number as a way to lure unsuspecting victims into their financial... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:01:51 EST DSS expands staffing The county heeded pleas from the Sampson Department of Social Services on Wednesday, approving 14 new full-time employees as well as other staffing and equipment needs to be paid for through state and federal reimbursements. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:01:53 EST Pay plan concerns aired The county is faced with a daunting $3.7 million task to give employees raises, of which well over $1 million in permanent cuts will have to be made in upcoming budgets to ensure the process is carried out in full. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:16:51 EST Crimewatch Arrests3/2 - Robert Arnold Raynor, 47, 306 Ridgeway St., Clinton, simple non-physical assault. No bond; court date March 31. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:16:52 EST Lakewood softball and baseball eager to start 2015 season Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:06:51 EST United Way partners with a dozen agencies Bolstered by a $180,000 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Sampson County has partnered with a dozen community agencies for 2015, as well as provided a mini-grant to a 13th organization. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:31:51 EST Debt refinancing OK’d A debt refinancing anticipated to save the county some $200,000 annually received the eager go-ahead by a unanimous Sampson Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:16:51 EST Annual Squealin’ 5k set for March 28 Ready! Set! Run! The second annual Squealin' for a Cure 5K Glow Run is back. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:31:52 EST Kerr preparing for upcoming kindergarten registration For the upcoming kindergarten registration event, local school officials are looking forward to seeing parents walk into L.C. Kerr School with their little children. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:01:52 EST Momentum building in Roseboro Roseboro — Take Root and Bloom. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:56:52 EST (No heading) Butler Avenue School recently named its January Students of the Month for second grade. The nominees are, back row, from left: Zion Lamb, Ayden Lamb, Gannon Herring, Blair Miller, Logan Cox, Emilia Kennedy and Jakarrion Kenan. Front row, left to... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:01:51 EST PD gets thumbs up The residents and businesses of Clinton have spoken, and overall, both seemed pleased with the effectiveness of the Clinton Police Department. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:56:51 EST Ted’s is Chamber’s Member of the Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Ted's Charcoal Steakhouse. They are a locally owned business that cooks primarily on charcoal. Ted's Charcoal Steakhouse specializes in their steaks, hamburger steak, and homemade marinades for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:01:52 EST Huge weekend lies ahead for Triangle hoops teams Well isn't this how it's supposed to be? The last weekend of the regular season in college hoops is upon us, and the impending games have huge implications of what the future may hold for the three teams in the Triangle. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:51:51 EST Lakewood’s season ends at top-ranked Gates County GATESVILLE — For much of the first half, it looked as if the Lady Leopards from Lakewood may have it in them to knock off top-seeded Gates County at their place on Tuesday night in round 3 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. However, the home team... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:21:51 EST HHA awards $3.9 million to state’s home visiting program.$3.9-million-to-states-home-visiting-program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that more than $3.9 million in grants will be awarded to support North Carolina's Home Visiting Program, designed to help pregnant women, parents and young... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:01:53 EST An Eagle earned Karson McCullen has been working towards a goal for the last seven years — a goal that only six percent of the Boy Scout population earns. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:31:52 EST County facing time-crunch, sets another meeting With budget time getting closer with each day, the Board of Commissioners has serious decisions to make in the wake of a pay plan, the county manager's recommendation for a nearly $4 million implementation for employee raises and requests made... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:31:51 EST Churches to celebrate pastoral and church anniversaries Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., the Greater Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Clinton, will celebrate their 22th church anniversary. The guest speaker is Pastor Pearl Best, choir and congregation of Jesus Christ Temple Church, Clinton. Sponsored by The... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:56:51 EST