Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:57:07 EST 1800 Hunt for home invasion suspects continues Sampson County Sheriff's authorities are still searching for any leads in connection with a Friday night home invasion on Hunt Lane, in which two armed suspects entered the home demanding money and sent one of the residents to the... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:12:11 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... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:31:16 EST Midway’s top December students Midway Elementary recently named its December Students of the Month for the character trait of kindness. The following students from Midway Elementary School exhibit this trait: Peyton Woodall, Jaime Gallegos, Zachary Jackson, Pablo Flores, Luke... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:10 EST Christmas celebration at Garland Senior Center GARLAND — Visitors of the Garland Senior Center had fun celebrating Christmas with Santa and a cool scientist late last week. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:09 EST Gingerbread decorating was ‘sweet success’ The Christmas in the City Gingerbread Decorating activity sponsored by the Sampson Arts Council was a 'sweet success' again this year with approximately 270 in attendance. Taking home first place honors included Ethan Donatelli, age 10; in... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:21:08 EST Writing Center promotes research MOUNT OLIVE — The Writing Center at the University of Mount Olive (UMO) was created by Quality Enhancement Program director Dr. Alexis Poe Davis and a vision to promote higher levels of academic writing throughout the institution. Davis has... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:16:07 EST Holiday eye safety tips As we head into the holiday season, I would offer you a little practical advice about what to do if you or your family suffers an injury to your eyes during the holiday when your doctor's office may be closed. The most common problems that will... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:01:05 EST A revamped and renamed inn Two years after they first purchased the former Shield House, Dave and Susan Richert have completely revamped the historic, but previously deteriorating, building and placed The Richert Inn firmly on the map. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:31:11 EST State continues to lead nation in certified teachers North Carolina continues to lead the United States in the number of National Board Certified Teachers, and 15 of them are teaching in Clinton City Schools classrooms. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:46:05 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsWilliam Wise, 1,904 sq. ft., mobile home setupSampson County, 64 sq. ft., new educational facilityDavid Williams, 3,054 sq. ft., move house Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:30:09 EST Downtown Clinton comes to life By Joel W. RoseContributing writer Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:30:07 EST Dignity, courage can bring change Fifty-nine years ago this month, the American people witnessed a defining moment in American history, a moment of dignity and courage that changed the nation and the world. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:00:11 EST A charitable reason to dance In just its second year, the SamCo Shag Club has made a sizable impact on the community by donating $10,000 toward charitable causes, more than triple that raised in 2013's inaugural campaign. And club members are looking for an even bigger... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:00:09 EST Honing their skills (Editor's note: This is the third of a four-week series featuring photographs taken by students in SCC classes, Digital Do's and Don'ts and Shutterbugs 2. This week's photos are by Shutterbugs 2 students) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:46:07 EST Kids give us new insight into Christmas Sometimes children can make us see things so clearly. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:31:05 EST The CIA, fallout shelters and fear While doing landscaping work a couple years ago, I noticed an odd looking little building behind the house where we were working. The small building was buried in the ground with a vent pipe coming out of the top. Now covered with vines, it was... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:30:04 EST Christmas comes to Garland Senior Center Greetings during this wonderful Christmas season; what a great feeling it is! I love this season — the music, the laughter, eating and sharing gifts full of love. Let's remember the real reason for the season as we celebrate. It's... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Food gifts: Give of your time and talent, save dollars This holiday season there are many reasons to make gifts of food. The gift is more personal, you can save money and control nutrition for those on specialized diets—and, you really do give a bit of your heart. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:06 EST Calling the Shots: New state vaccine requirements for school-aged children Each year, the North Carolina State Immunization Branch reviews and researches vaccine preventable diseases and creates new requirements for our children to receive vaccines to protect themselves as well as the community against life threatening... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:07 EST 2 still sought for home invasion Sampson County Sheriff's authorities are continuing to search for two suspects believed responsible for a Friday night home invasion on Hunt Lane that injured one of the residents inside. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:19:06 EST