Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:48:41 EST 1800 Burned car has Rowan County ties A burned vehicle discovered in Sampson County Sunday morning has now been linked to a Rowan County man who has been missing since October. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:46:07 EST S’burg man dies in wreck A 64-year-old Salemburg man died Tuesday night when the car he was driving crossed the center line and side-swiped a second vehicle on N.C. 242 near state road 1326. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:19 EST Garland getting ready for Christmas GARLAND — Santa Claus is busy preparing for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve, but next week he'll be making a stop in Garland to put smiles on the faces of children there. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:08 EST 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 via the Sheriff's Office daily jail... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:33:08 EST Board to review plans for softball field press box By next year, Clinton High School softball players could see a major upgrade to their home field. The Clinton City Board of Education is scheduled to make a decision on a construction bid to build a press box for the softball team, it was learned... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:20:13 EST Mintz kids toss for fun, profit On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Mintz Christian Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship (MCA PTF) hosted its 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. This year's tournament, organizers said, was an awesome success to say the least. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:14 EST Community Bulletin Board Sampson County History Museum — will be closed Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 27-29. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:30:18 EST New park proposal topic of upcoming meetings With a scaled-down plan to renovate Royal Lane Park on the table, city officials are urging public input at two upcoming meetings, a key piece of a grant application that would ultimately pay half the project's $500,000 cost. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:12 EST City’s home gets last touches as interest builds As interest in it builds, an affordable house constructed as part of a partnership between the City of Clinton and Sampson Community College is just awaiting some finishing touches before it is ready to be sold, city officials said. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:12 EST On Black Friday and beyond, shop local Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:10 EST You are what you eat Every year it played out like a slow-motion horror film – or maybe it was a slapstick comedy. I could never tell. But on Thanksgiving, my grandmother routinely prepared deviled eggs, and my father routinely consumed too many of those deviled... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:06 EST A cold winter at Bridgewater College The leaves have turned and fallen here at Bridgewater College, and winter is knocking at the door! A flurry has brushed over the Shenandoah Valley this past week, and temperatures are easily dropping into the twenties. But does this stop... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:31:13 EST Honoring Native American traditions Helen Goodman and Farrell Carter make Indian fry bread for students at Butler Avenue School during an assembly about Native American traditions and heritage last week. The event featured performances by adult and children dancers. The dancers pictured... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:12 EST HP: Let safety be your guide As residents pack up today and begin to head out of town for their Thanksgiving travels, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are, as they always do, urging caution, common sense and an adherence to the traffic laws of the state. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:11 EST Midway’s Barefoot signs with Campbell Midway's highly-sought after recruit, Matt Barefoot has made his decision as to where he will play collegiate baseball. The Raider center-fielder and pitcher made signed his letter of intent to play at Campbell University next... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:44:08 EST Wilson calling it quits After serving the county school system for more than two decades, board member G.H. Wilson is saying goodbye. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:32:11 EST Helping one at a time SPIVEY'S CORNER — For any freshman in high school, transitioning from middle school to the upper grades can be difficult, at best. That's why juniors and seniors who are mentors in the Peer Group Connection program at Midway High... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:31:07 EST 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 via the Sheriff's Office daily jail... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:11 EST Trotting for a cause Students, faculty and staff at Sampson Community College participated in the annual Turkey Trot Relay last week, a start to holiday festivites on the campus. The Cosmetology Team No. 1 for won the relay. Cosmetology Team No. 22 came in second plance... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:11 EST County schools earn place on AP Honor Roll Sampson County Schools is being honored for success in its advancement placement program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:08 EST