Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:15 EST 1800 School officials dig deeper into test results While describing his feelings about assessment scores for Sampson County Schools, Assistant Superintendent Tommy Macon referred to Pharrell William's song “Happy.” Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:17:08 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... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:20 EST Miss HCA pageants slated for Sept. 27. The 10th annual Miss Harrells Christian Academy Scholarship Pageant is set for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Newkirk Auditorium of HCA. This year's theme is,”A Night at the Movies!” Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:21:08 EST Grits for Grands comes to S’burg Elementary Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:27 EST SCC Foundation creating opportunities for students Last week, the Sampson Community College Foundation held its annual Scholar-Donor cookout as a way of saying thanks to local donors who contribute funds that make it possible for students to go to college who might not otherwise be able. It also... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:50:13 EST E911 Center upgrade Sampson County's Emergency 911 Center will soon have a system in place that allows it to more effectively communicate and keep records with local law enforcement agencies, the aim of a recently approved software purchase. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:30:10 EST S’burg Fire District receives new rating SALEMBURG — Members of the Salemburg Fire Department are proud of their new rating, a result, they said, of the work of volunteers and other community members.It may also save residents some money. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:00:10 EST (No heading) Union High Class of 1974 — committee will meet Sept. 26, at 19th Street Kitchen, 919 College St., Clinton. Join for dinner and work on creating an organizational structure for reunions and... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:10 EST UMO boasts record enrollment MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive is experiencing record enrollment in its traditional student population. As of today there are 969 traditional students, 37 more than last year this time. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:08 EST Hollerin’ in the rain A downpour of afternoon showers at the Spivey's Corner Fire Department may have altered plans for the Hollerin' Heritage Festival, but it did not dampen the spirit. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:09:11 EST Citizens play role in arrest of 2 An alert Roseboro business owner and at least one area resident are being credited for helping Sampson County Sheriff's authorities make arrests in a Sunday business break-in. The stolen property was also recovered. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:14 EST (No heading) Two Warsaw residents have been taken into custody and cash, drugs and a weapon seized following what Duplin authorities called the execution of a high-risk search warrant late last week. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:24:11 EST Rain doesn’t stop Pow Wow The 45th annual Coharie Pow Wow was held Saturday on the Coharie Tribal Grounds. It featured American Indian drumming and dancing competitions. Some of the other attractions included crafts, artwork the second annuals Warrior's Ride and spoken... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:19 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, 15 Sep 2014 11:34:08 EST Baby’s watery eyes Q: My son was born three weeks premature. He is now three weeks old and has started to have a lot of mattering along his eyelids and his eyes tend to water down his cheeks. His doctor says that he probably has a blocked tear duct. He assured me that... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:15 EST City schools graduation rate rises After receiving testing and graduation numbers from the state, Clinton City Schools officials are looking forward to making more progress in classrooms. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST Nurturing healthy living What was once a way of life for the Coharie ancestors is now a three-year project taken on by Tabatha Brewer and Chris Faircloth, along with other members of the Coharie Tribe. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:31:21 EST Vital Statistics Land TransfersGeddie and Jane Tew to Linda and Thurman MurphyDuncan Faircloth to the Duncan Faircloth TrustBetty and Philip Merritt to Merritt Family FarmsMargaret King to Henry King Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:31:18 EST Curtailing R’boro’s debt ROSEBORO — With the town of Roseboro having the highest tax rate per capita in North Carolina, town commissioner Cary Holland has a plan to bring that number down. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:14 EST Mountain-to-Sea Trail to come through Roseboro ROSEBORO — With the approval of the Roseboro Town Board given last Tuesday night, the Mountain-to-Sea Trail will officially be making its way through the western Sampson town — all in an effort to promote the town as the gem it... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:12 EST