Sampson Independent- RSS Feed http://clintonnc.com/ http://clintonnc.com/ Wed, 6 May 2015 23:47:14 EST 1800 Midway drops Union despite slow start http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153352944/Midway-drops-Union-despite-slow-start Union hosted Midway on Spartan Senior Night on Wednesday. Union's starting pitcher Corey Smith got off to a hot start, facing the minimum batters through three innings. However, late in the game, the Raider bats came alive to lift them to a... Wed, 6 May 2015 23:26:51 EST Duplin Winery announces limited release Of ‘Sweet Caroline’ http://clintonnc.com/news/business/153306671/Duplin-Winery-announces-limited-release-Of-Sweet-Caroline ROSE HILL — “Sweet Caroline,” a premium wine produced by Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, is now available. Produced in limited quantities and only released occasionally over the years, Sweet Caroline is available only through Duplin... Wed, 6 May 2015 23:01:51 EST Parker is SCC’s new SGA president http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-photo_gallery/153340584/Parker-is-SCCs-new-SGA-president Ivey Parker, left, is sworn in as the new Student Government Association President of Sampson Community College earlier this week. Parker delivered her oath as administered by outgoing SGA President Tracy Kirkland, right. Kirkland was immediately... Wed, 6 May 2015 20:01:52 EST Price is Chamber’s Member of the Week http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-photo_gallery/153340487/Price-is-Chambers-Member-of-the-Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Andre Price. Price moved to the Clinton area a few years ago and said he is proud to call Sampson County his home. He is an individual member of the Chamber and currently works at Farmers Home Furniture. Price... Wed, 6 May 2015 19:46:51 EST US Cell offering free device workshop http://clintonnc.com/news/business/153340817/US-Cell-offering-free-device-workshop With summer break right around the corner, families now have more free time with their children to take a vacation, relax at the pool or just explore their community. Because most summer activities are outdoors and require traveling, it is helpful to... Wed, 6 May 2015 19:31:51 EST Rouzer visits Head Start http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education-schools/153337352/Rouzer-visits-Head-Start During a Wednesday visit to a Head Start classroom filled with inquisitive children, U.S. Rep. David Rouzer smiled as he read “Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm.” Wed, 6 May 2015 19:01:51 EST Stefanovich honored http://clintonnc.com/news/community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/153336768/Stefanovich-honored RALEIGH — Clinton's own Steve Stefanovich has been presented the state's highest honor for volunteer service, receiving the Governor's Medallion Award as one of the top 20 volunteers across North Carolina. Wed, 6 May 2015 16:51:51 EST Showing appreciation http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education-schools/153337668/Showing-appreciation ROSEBORO — At Roseboro Elementary School, teachers received some appreciation and fresh manicures. Wed, 6 May 2015 16:46:51 EST Annual Arts Council golf tournament set http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/153308774/Annual-Arts-Council-golf-tournament-set The Sampson Arts Council is teeing up for the 6th Annual Golf Fore The Arts Celebrity Golf Tournament. Wed, 6 May 2015 15:11:51 EST Let Chamber matching grants work for you http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/153306700/Let-Chamber-matching-grants-work-for-you We here at the Chamber are excited to have awarded Royal Gifts and Fine China, previously known as Shabby Lane, a façade matching grant. Owner Tonya Parrish was thrilled to use this matching grant opportunity provided through her Chamber... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:21:52 EST (No heading) http://clintonnc.com/news/news/153307365/ The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a ribbon-cutting celebration on Thursday, April 30, with a new business name to Clinton, Royal Gifts & Fine China, located at 117 Wall St. in downtown Clinton. Previously known as Shabby Lane Antiques &... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:16:51 EST Late rally falls short, Princeton drops Lakewood http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153334125/Late-rally-falls-short-Princeton-drops-Lakewood Lakewood hosted the Princeton Bulldogs on Tuesday night for an important conference baseball game with playoff implications. Riding a hot streak, winning 6 of their last 8 games the Leopards, still alive in the state playoff chase, needed few... Wed, 6 May 2015 09:16:51 EST Midway routs Trask on Senior Night, 11-0 http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153333268/Midway-routs-Trask-on-Senior-Night-11-0 The Midway Raiders earned an 11-0 victory at home against Trask in just five innings on Senior Night in Spivey's Corner on Tuesday evening. It was a strong pitching performance, once again for the Raiders, as Ryan Lee pitched 4 innings, earning... Wed, 6 May 2015 08:41:51 EST Princeton shuts out Lady Leopard softball squad http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153333199/Princeton-shuts-out-Lady-Leopard-softball-squad Lakewood's Lady Leopard softball team hosted Princeton on Tuesday night for their final home game of the season. Princeton jumped on the Lady Leps early with a strong display of hitting and never looked back in an 11-0 shutout win over... Wed, 6 May 2015 08:26:51 EST Lady Leps’ soccer fall to Princeton http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/153333164/Lady-Leps-soccer-fall-to-Princeton Princeton's Lady Bulldogs visited Lakewood on Tuesday night for a conference soccer match against the Lady Leopards. Princeton scored early, building a lead that was too much for the Lady Leopards to overcome in route to an 8-0 shutout... Wed, 6 May 2015 08:21:51 EST County saving $6M http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-news/153309751/County-saving-$6M A move by the county to refinance bond issues was expected to save around $4 million in outstanding debt obligations. After several months, the results of the project are in and the savings for Sampson will be well in excess of $6... Wed, 6 May 2015 07:31:51 EST Board splits on school start time http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community-news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education-schools/153309537/Board-splits-on-school-start-time The Clinton City Board of Education is currently divided on the appropriate time to start and end school. Wed, 6 May 2015 07:01:51 EST Area churches holding Mother’s Day services http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153283873/Area-churches-holding-Mothers-Day-services God's Flower Garden Banquet will be held at the Western Assembly Building on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. The Floral Auxiliary is asking each church to participate in the banquet this year by appointing a team captain to represent your church... Tue, 5 May 2015 23:56:51 EST Community Bulletin Board http://clintonnc.com/news/announcements/153305055/Community-Bulletin-Board National Day of Prayer — will be observed in downtown Clinton, at the courthouse, Thursday, May 7, noon-1 p.m. Public Bible reading will be held from 9-11:30 a.m.. Tue, 5 May 2015 21:01:55 EST SCC goes international http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education/153312385/SCC-goes-international The Butler Basic Skills English as a Second Language students donned their native attire as they shared their ethnic foods and exchanged their cultural traditions with local citizens and agencies recently. Tue, 5 May 2015 21:01:53 EST