19 ChalleNGe teens charged in melee

See names of those charged in Crimewatch, A2 SALEMBURG — A free-for-all that began at Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy early Sunday evening and involvi...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Employee injured at Smithfield packing plant

Emergency officials responded to an accident at the Smithfield packing plant late Friday afternoon, where an employee reportedly injured his arm. How ...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


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 ...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


County revaluation underway

County revaluation underway

A group of appraisers are currently scouring Sampson County and examining properties as part of the 2019 revaluation, during which property values are...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Soaking up the snow

Soaking up the snow

Rain sleet or snow, the mail’s got to go. Meet Frostine the mail lady, here to help out the U.S. Postal Service. She was built in Salemburg by t...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Turkey awaits study from N.C. Rural Water Association

TURKEY — During a recent meeting for the town’s board of commissioners, it was reported that a free study on water rates is coming later t...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Weather may hinder delivery

Inclement weather that expected across Sampson County Wednesday night could slow delivery of Thursday’s Sampson Independent. Although the paper ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Crews work to clear routes in north end

Crews work to clear routes in north end

Efforts to clear roadways were focused at the northern and western ends of Sampson County, the hardest hit by the latest winter storm, which merely du...

January 18th, 2018 updated: January 18th, 2018. |  


Extension hosting Mediterranean health courses

Extension hosting Mediterranean health courses

The Sampson County Center for Cooperative Extension is hosting a six-week series that promotes healthy decisions through a Mediterranean diet.The Med ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Teen honored as Harrells FD Member of Year

Teen honored as Harrells FD Member of Year

William “Brady” Roberts enjoys making a difference in his community as a member of the Harrells Volunteer Fire Department.For his work wit...

January 18th, 2018 |