NEWS


5:03 pm
Updated: 6:39 pm. |    
Crews prep for second snow of year
Capturing the perfect shot

Capturing the perfect shot

Using the manual setting on his camera, Clinton native Brent McGuirt gets in position and captures one of many nationally-recognized photos he has tak...

January 14th, 2018 |  


U Care event to aid victims of domestic violence

U Care event to aid victims of domestic violence

U Care Inc. is looking forward to a fundraiser and supporters sharing a belief that “love doesn’t have to hurt.”The Reverse Drawing ...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Sampson leaders back bill for class-size flexibility

Sampson leaders back bill for class-size flexibility

Officials from Sampson County Schools are showing support for a bill designed to give schools flexibility on class sizes.Impending legislation from Ho...

January 13th, 2018 |  


SI adding more value to newspaper

In an effort to add value to the daily newspaper, The Sampson Independent will begin providing subscribers a weekly entertainment/TV pullout that will...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Garland man arrested on 19 felony sex counts; rape, incest among them

Garland man arrested on 19 felony sex counts; rape, incest among them

A Garland man is facing 19 felony counts of rape, incest, sexual offenses and crimes against nature following a Clinton Police Department investigatio...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Two facing felony drug charges in stops

Two facing felony drug charges in stops

Two people are facing felony drug charges following traffic stops Thursday on major roadways in Sampson County, both conducted by the Sampson County S...

January 12th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


12:54 pm |    
Horses notch another rout
Clinton Dark Horses roundup

Clinton Dark Horses roundup

With the basketball season deep underway for Sampson County, nonstop conference games have started. This was the case for the Dark Horses of Clinton a...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Spartan boys claim close win against Cougars

Spartan boys claim close win against Cougars

Thursday night’s win over Neuse Charter came down to the final basket for the Spartans, after going into overtime and capturing the win 79-77.Sp...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Injuries plague Union in home loss

Injuries plague Union in home loss

Despite good effort, the lady Spartans took a 67-31 loss at home Thursday night against Neuse Charter, the conference’s No. 1 team.For most of t...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Clinton steamrolls Goldsboro

Clinton steamrolls Goldsboro

The Clinton men’s basketball team, the No. 2 ranked team in the conference, went at it with the No. 1 team Goldsboro on Wednesday night — ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Lady Horses get off schneid

Lady Horses get off schneid

The Lady Dark Horses stole a clutch win from Goldsboro Wednesday night, ending their losing streak on their home court. Trailing the majority of the g...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Lady Leopards dominate in first win

Lady Leopards dominate in first win

Playing the entire bench, Lakewood’s Lady Leopards had an easy time handling the Lady Wildcats of Hobbton Tuesday night. The final was 52-14, La...

January 11th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


Farm Credit Associations of NC at the Southern Farm Show

FAYETTEVILLE — The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina will be one of over 400 exhibitors at this year’s Southern Farm Show, which ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Words of wisdom from the Garland Senior Center.

Words of wisdom from the Garland Senior Center.

Greetings everyone! We wished for snow and we got it. I made snow cream and it was so good. My granddaughter loves it so I put some snow in the freeze...

January 15th, 2018 |  


What’s cookin’

Clinton City SchoolsMonday, Jan. 15No SchoolTuesday, Jan. 16Chicken Alfredo w/BreadstickBBQ Beef Rib HoagieBlack Eye PeasBroccoli W/CheeseApplesauceMi...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Capturing the perfect shot

Capturing the perfect shot

Using the manual setting on his camera, Clinton native Brent McGuirt gets in position and captures one of many nationally-recognized photos he has tak...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Stewart, McClintic wed

Stewart, McClintic wed

Katherine McQueen Stewart and Abbot Henderson McClintic, Jr., both of Morehead City, were married at 6 p.m. on January 6, 2018 at The Kenan Chapel of ...

January 14th, 2018 |  


OPINION


It is well with Aunt Senie

Aunt Senie passed away last week. Over the years, she had battled several serious physical problems. Senie Williams fought the good fight until her bo...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Emulate King with action, not just words

The great Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered for many things during celebrations to honor him Monday — activism, humanitarianism, non-vio...

January 13th, 2018 |  


America needs social safety nets

America needs social safety nets

The wealthiest nation in the world, ours, has about 600,000 people who are homeless and living — or existing — on the streets. About 1.5 m...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Spencer the Apple Man

I heard it today, heard the gentle, silent sounds of winter. I even saw a fox swift and beautiful, sailing alone in my back yard, last Sunday night. M...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Keeping Blount the right move to make

The Clinton City Board of Education was wise to extend the contract of superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount, and we are glad to see that they did so by a ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


‘Real men’ treat women respectfully

‘Real men’ treat women respectfully

Science has given us the ability to know things. Before the era of science, that being most of human history, people could only believe or not believe...

January 9th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


12:15 pm |    
Chamber kick starts new year
6:46 am |    
Lights, Camera, Action!
Chamber looking forward to new year

Chamber looking forward to new year

The Chamber is excited to welcome the year 2018. With a lot going on in the first couple of months of the new year we encourage you to get out and get...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


SRMC trustees laud treatment milestone

SRMC trustees laud treatment milestone

The Sampson Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees applauded the hospital’s acute care units for a quality achievement during its December bo...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Expo Center updating service provider list

The Sampson County Exposition Center serves as the host venue for special events of approximately 360 clients annually.As a service to clients who lea...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Star employees give back

Star employees give back

The employees of Star Communications believe in giving back to the community. Each year during the Christmas season, employees make donations that go ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Chamber ends year with success

Chamber ends year with success

The Christmas in Clinton Parade was held this past Saturday, Dec. 9. Despite the rain we had a great turn out and would like to thank everyone that pa...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Farm Fresh goes solar

Farm Fresh goes solar

From sweet potatoes to bell peppers, butternut squash to blueberries, Farm Fresh Produce is a major food distributor across the globe. The entire Farm...

December 12th, 2017 |