School audit shows marked improvement

School audit shows marked improvement

The Sampson County Schools (SCS) Board of Education approved an audit for the previous 2016-2017 school year.The audit was recently presented by Adam ...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Making an impact

Making an impact

In the last 25 years, the United Way of Sampson County has invested more than $3 million into the community, only improving lives and helping friends ...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Three teachers were honored for their efforts to help children become better readers.During a Monday meeting at Plain View Elementary School for the S...

October 24th, 2017 |  


HIV program marks 30th anniversary

HIV program marks 30th anniversary

Debra Stephens fought back tears as she shared memories of drug addiction and being diagnosed with HIV.Inside the CommWell Health (CWH) of Newton Grov...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Survival through support

Survival through support

Sherry Jackson was diagnosed with breast cancer seven months ago, and she immediately turned to her neighbor Juanita Cantrell for support.Cantrell fac...

October 24th, 2017 |  


S’burg festival, parade coming Thursday

S’burg festival, parade coming Thursday

SALEMBURG — In a few days, the town will be filled with children dressed as superheroes, princesses and goblins.Salemburg Elementary’s Ann...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Early voting underway

Early voting underway

This marks the first full week of early voting for the 2017 Sampson County Municipal Election, which will see contested mayoral and commissioners race...

October 23rd, 2017 updated: October 25th, 2017. |  


Ex-employee files complaint

Ex-employee files complaint

GARLAND — A former public works employee plans to take legal action against the town and its mayor for an incident involving dogs that allegedly...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Local teacher shares story of reunion

Local teacher shares story of reunion

Sampson Middle School social studies teacher Kenan Lanier has always had an interest in history, and most especially World War II. Lanier recently tal...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


SI’s costume contest begins

SI’s costume contest begins

Whether you are planning to dress as a goblin or ghoul, The Sampson Independent has the perfect idea for this Halloween.Just in time for the beginning...

October 22nd, 2017 |