Sampson County school officials are working to have a more consistent dress code policy throughout the district.
Spartan football players and their opponents battle on the Union High School gridiron, but soccer players using the same turf is becoming a problem.
DeAndre Smith and Catherine Smith believe bullying is wrong, and during this weekend, the Clinton High School students will use their theatrical talents to spread that message.
Sampson County SchoolsOct. 20Lasagna Cheese Roll up orCheeseburgerCandied YamsGarden Peas
In a few weeks, Laurel Lake will be filled with children and teenagers learning how to reel in the big catch, and even those not-so big.
Courtesy photoHobbton Elementary recently recognized its Teacher of the Year, Carrie Sutton, and the Support Staff of the Year, Lela Beasley.
While addressing a group of educational and business professionals this week, Kyle Randleman asked them what class benefited them the most during their high school days.
Following three “state-of-the-art” school roof replacements, money left over in a county capital account will allow a few other necessary repairs within Sampson County Schools to be made.
Author Richard Connell takes hunting to a new level in his fiction short story “The Most Dangerous Game” and Hobbton High English teacher Nicole Cottle has taken learning to a new level with her hands-on projects students created after...
MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) Agriculture Education Department recently hosted a land judging clinic at Cherry Research Station in Goldsboro. Students participating in the event came from high schools in Alamance, Bertie,...
On a cloudy Monday, Drum Major Micheal Bass swiftly moved his arms and directed his fellow bandmates as they played music on the Hobbton High School field.
Union High School's Tracy Moore was named the September Teacher of the Month for Sampson County Schools
Local teachers will have the opportunity to add technology upgrades through a CenturyLink grant to increase student achievement.
MOUNT OLIVE — While there may be some truth in the old adage, “Great leaders are born, not made,” learning to be a more effective leader is within everyone's grasp. This is the principle behind the new leadership degree at the...
Roderick Smith knows firsthand that the highway is a dangerous place.
Clinton City SchoolsOct. 13Chick Fillet on BunBBQ Rib HoagieCornBlack Eye PeasStrawberry Cup
Library director Heather Bonney is excited about offering hundreds of online personal and professional development courses for the community. She's also thrilled that it will not cost local patrons anything to learn something new.
Garland officials and the Sampson County Sheriff Department are being proactive to prevent pill abuse, theft of potentially dangerous drugs and protecting the town's water supply.
Through an annual event being held at Royal Lane Park, officials at the Clinton Police Department are hoping to form a better relationship with Latino residents they serve and protect daily.
Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentHunter's Cafe from Roseboro provided hot dogs for the event Saturday, giving everyone a delightful treat.Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent
Passionate and committed — just two of the many adjectives used to describe Peggy Brewer.
Murphy-Brown, South Central Region, recently donated 90 cases of paper for use by Sampson County Schools' elementary students. All nine elementary schools will receive 10 cases of paper. Sampson County School officials were thankful for the...
Kevin Sandlin, Clinton City Schools maintenance supervisor, was recently awarded the the Maintenance Supervisor of the year at the North Carolina Public Schools Maintenance Association (NCPSMA) Convention at Atlantic Beach.
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Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentClinton City Schools recognized the October Students of the Month during a recent meeting for the Board of Education.
Clinton High will crown a new Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Oct. 10 game against county rival Midway High. Pictured are: young men: Kris Royal, Chase King, Josiah Pope, TJ Boone, Jon Jacobs, Hyson Howard, Connor Bass, Aaron Viser, Tyler...
National statistics show that one in every five children are at risk nutritionally — and approximately 200,000 people within the southeastern area covered by the Second Harvest Food Bank are facing hunger. These numbers are shocking to most...
ROSEBORO — Seventh-grader Ayden Smith smiled as he talked about meeting baseball legend Hank Aaron.
Sampson County SchoolsOct. 6Chicken NuggetsCandied YamsSteamed BroccoliPeachesFresh FruitMilk
DUNN — While sitting in front of dumping equipment, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory was the first to clap when Mayor Pro-Tem Buddy Maness III referred to a business in the state as the “truck body manufacturing capitol of the...
The 2015 Miss Harrells Christian Academy Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday, Sept. 27, in HCA's Newkirk Auditorium.
Courtesy photoUnion High School's Outstanding Spartans of the Month are Dylan Powell, Student of the Month; Deanna Earle Employee of the Month; and not pictured, Amanda Boone, Bus Driver of the Month.
Midway High will select a new Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday night's game against Pender High School. Members of the Homecoming Court are, top row, left: Taylor Fann, Morgan Larner, Conner Willis, Hannah Hubbard, Kelsey Pondo, Karsyn...
School districts throughout the state are required to serve an elite group of students, but city board members don't want others to be isolated in the process.
Clinton City Board of Education members are scheduled to make a decision on a budget of more than $26 million to run the local school system.
Union Intermediate School planted a fall garden last week with the help Charmae Kendall, Sampson County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program assistant.
Lakewood High will crown a new Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Leopards football game Friday, Oct. 3. Those on the Homecoming Court are, from left to right: Kristen Edwards, Samantha Naylor, Rashyda Parker, Currie Carter, Alexis Williams,...
City school board members are questioning how outside instructors are being paid for their services.