Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:15:27 EST 1800 Fire erupts at auto parts store Although an investigation is continuing into the Saturday night fire at Advantage Auto Parts, 210 Southeast Blvd. in Clinton, authorities don't believe foul play is involved. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:10:06 EST A community mourns Residents of Garland continue to mourn the loss of six lives taken during an early morning fire that tore through a single wide mobile home on Gibbs Road Saturday, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:02:12 EST How does their garden grow? A group of children at L.C. Kerr Elementary School had fun getting their hands dirty as they removed leaves and dug through dirt last week during the first full week back in the classroom, or in the case just outside of it. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:01:10 EST Barbecue and eye care Football season is fast upon us. Fall BBQ parties will fill the air with the aromatic scents of good old fashioned BBQ. Fire + man + meat = delicious eating or burnt offerings depending on your level of expertise. Tailgate parties will be in full... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:45:11 EST 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 Wandering away from home “I want to hear the story about you following the dog when you were little.” Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:30:13 EST Medical doctors and dentists (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, 31 Aug 2014 06:30:09 EST The enduring American dilemma It is my conviction that the recent unrest surrounding the shooting of the unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., is a reminder of the enduring American dilemma — finding for the black man “a place consistent with the national heritage of... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:07 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 Reforms that benefit agriculture On Aug. 20, the House of Representatives and the Senate, constituting the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly, adjourned sine die. Unless the yovernor calls for a special session, the General Assembly will not meet again until next year with... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:01:12 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 Birthdays/Anniversaries BirthdaysAug. 31Shaneeka DempsMary LipscombRice Matthis Jr.Vitus BeamonSept. 1Alice Bradsher Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:00:13 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