Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:26:54 EST 1800 Alfredo’s gets grant A significant shakeup in downtown Clinton took a large step forward this week with the award of a $200,000 state grant to popular eatery Alfredo's Ristorante Italiano, monies that will assist in a relocation and expansion just across the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:31:51 EST Seven-year-old gives to others Kennedy Grace Vinson may only be 7 years old, but she has a huge heart and a giving spirit. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:01:52 EST What to expect from wireless in 2015 GREENVILLE — Wireless technology is ever-changing, but North Carolina residents and businesses can stay on the cutting edge in 2015 with a little insight on upcoming industry trends. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:46:52 EST UMO hosting financial aid workshop MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will hold a Financial Aid Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration for this free event will be held in the Poole Administration Building. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:31:51 EST Golden Leaf scholarships available The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2015-16 academic year. These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:01:51 EST Give back to downtown Clinton — shop local See related story A1I am writing this week's Chamber Chat having just returned from a wonderful dinner at Alfredo's Ristorante Italiano in downtown Clinton. I was honored to have been... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:01:51 EST A symphonic delight He had them from the first note. And while capturing the attention of local students, David Glover expressed how music can make their imaginations run wild in different ways. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:51 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, 28 Jan 2015 15:26:51 EST City honors volunteers See related story A1The Clinton Main Street Program held its first ever Clinton Main Street Program Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Alfredo's in downtown Clinton with 48... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:46:51 EST JSCC, Murphy-Brown LLC named Distinguished Partners KENANSVILLE – James Sprunt Community College and Murphy-Brown L.L.C. won the Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award on Friday, Jan. 23. JSCC and Murphy-Brown received the accolade on behalf of our partnership in developing the new Diesel... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:16:52 EST Horne given gavel to lead NC811 organization Lyman Horne, executive vice president and general manager of Star Telephone Membership Corporation, recently accepted the position as president of the NC811 Organization. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:16:51 EST Clement announces honor students Clement Elementary School recently released the names of students who were named to the school's academic rolls for the second nine weeks grading period. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:51:51 EST Touring the jail Members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce's Junior Leadership group listen to Major Kem Pickett talk about life inside the Sampson County Detention Center during a tour of the Sheriff's Department and jail earlier this week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:41:51 EST Garnering new members Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club President Nancy Carr, center, congratulates Dr. Victoria Byrd and Billy Peterson for sponsoring two new members into the club, Dr. Eric Bracy and the Rev. Chuck Yancey. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:31:51 EST Shelter gets a revamp Despite taking in roughly 400 fewer animals over the course of 2014, the Sampson County Animal Shelter's local adoption and rescue numbers were in line with 2013's figures — that meant a significant boost in the adoption... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:31:51 EST Clinton native to share writings Iris Peterson has always enjoyed writing, but she only shared her deepest thoughts with herself. Now, however, she is sharing her insight with the world, hoping each reader will be empowered, encouraged and enlightened. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:01:51 EST Plain View Elementary names honor students Plain View Elementary School recently released the names of students who made the school's academic rolls for the second nine weeks grading period. Those students are listed below. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:01:52 EST Missionaries on Mission program set for Sunday Prayer service is held every Monday at 6 p.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Outreach Ministries, Clinton.Bible study is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bearskin MBC, Clinton. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:46:51 EST CHS time change eyed When it comes to the first bell at Clinton High School, some educational leaders believe letting students get a little more shut-eye could be a good thing. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:51 EST Mere Garden Club holds meeting The Just-A-Mere Garden Club held its first meeting of 2015 at the home of Sara Jackson. Rita Wilson gave the devotion. A program about Native Intelligence was presented by Rena McLamb, who spoke of the importance of using native plants in our... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:51 EST