Get ready forthe SI’s onlinecostume contest

Tis the season for a contest, a ghoulish, fun contest that The Sampson Independent has been offering for several years now, and one that has become a ...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Be an active partof electoral process

In just under a week, registered voters in Sampson will have an opportunity to make all-important decisions in municipal races across the county, with...

October 18th, 2015 |  


A crowning example

Sometimes it is the smallest acts that bring the greatest results and sets the most amazing of examples.Take, for instance, the recent Lakewood High H...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Our United Waymakes differencein local community

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in 1991, the non-profit organization has put close to $...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Putting an endto the bullying

It happens every day. A student is ridiculed by another, picked on, prodded, perhaps even threatened. Hurt feelings occur, but worse still are the pen...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Help firefightersfill their boots

We’ve got some big shoes to fill over the next week here in Clinton, and we are hoping residents will help Clinton firefighters make their all-o...

October 10th, 2015 |  


We averted the storm,but Sampson wasready all the same

The rains came, and in some places the deluge that continued for days on end brought heavy flooding the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decad...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Reporting the bad, and telling the good

Within just a few hours in Clinton Saturday, police responded to two incidents in which three people were shot and another stabbed — four more p...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


The next big thing

The next big thing

“Everybody’s ready for the next big thing.”That’s the tag line from the 2003 song, “The Next Big Thing,” by countr...

October 4th, 2015 |  


Hands-on learningbrings innovation

Innovation is key to education in today’s society, and it is great to see such advancements going on in local classrooms.Take what’s been ...

September 30th, 2015 |