Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:42:46 EST 1800 New city logo ‘milling around’ the corner As it develops a road map for future planning, and calls on the community's help to do so, the City of Clinton will soon be unveiling a new-look logo that will assist in marketing every aspect of the city's brand for years to... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:31:12 EST Hardee’s named Chamber’s Member of Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Hardee's, located at 1514 Sunset Ave. in Clinton. Originally starting on College Street, Hardee's came to Clinton in 1966 and moved in 1978 to Jordan Shopping Center. Today the Clinton... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:01:15 EST ‘Mermaid Jr.’ enters final weekend It was an appreciative audience who attended the second weekend of “Little Mermaid, Jr.” as the Sunshine cast performed beautifully and made the Sampson Community Theater proud of them and their director Angela Martin. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:01:14 EST County school board gets look at final budget The Sampson County Board of Education recently received a budget with some numbers in red. District officials are facing a budget reduction of more than 6 percent or more than $700,000 for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:18 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... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:14 EST Bids awarded for water tank, line upgrades Two bid awards will get sizable city projects under way, including the construction of an elevated water tower to serve the southeastern side of Clinton and water line upgrades for various neighborhoods across the city. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:31:15 EST Info sought, reward offered The Clinton City Council has authorized up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing 20 headstones at Springvale Cemetery over the weekend, an act the police chief called “stupid”... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:10 EST Numbers don’t tell SCC’s success story Enrollment numbers might be down a little bit at Sampson Community College this fall, but that certainly should not — and in our view does not — diminish its great impact in this community nor define it as an educational... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:31:10 EST Youth touched, helped me Editor:It is very important to me, and I believe it would help a lot of people, especially the elderl,y to have this information. That's why I chose to write to your readers today. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:12 EST Being part of NC Works will benefit all In April 2014, Governor Pat McCrory announced a new initiative, called NCWorks that brings together North Carolina's workforce partners with one name and one goal: Connecting NC talent to NC Jobs. The initiative focuses on five steps that will... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:31:29 EST Harrells event strives to unite community An event in Harrells this Saturday will have free food, live entertainment and a host of other activities — all with the aim of spreading God's love by promoting unity regardless of race, ethnicity and background. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:16 EST County schools to examine Parks & Rec facility contract The Sampson County Board of Education is asking school officials to take a second look at how the county's park and recreation department use their facilities. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:14 EST Clinton-area leaders going behind bars to support MDA More than 200 business and civic leaders from throughout the Clinton area will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up fundraiser on Sept. 10th, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:13 EST The journey back After briefly mentioning budget cuts, Butler Avenue principal Vanessa Brown put on a blue robe and the stage curtain opened. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:37:11 EST Pugh Road signs make reduced speed limit official With the posting of signs the last official step, the speed limit has now officially been lowered on Pugh Road, the frequently-used cut-over between U.S. 701 Business and N.C. 403 (Faison Highway). Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:26:10 EST (No heading) Four more names were added to the list of Operation Double Tap arrests, a roll of suspected drug offenders that is continuing to grow as county Special Investigation Division work to take into custody over 100 individuals tapped as part of the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:16:12 EST Clarification A story in Tuesday's Sampson Independent should have noted that Percy Sherman Chestnutt Jr., 41, who was arrested as part of Operation Double Tap, turned himself into authorities and was charged. In addition, no drugs were seized at the time of... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:45:12 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, 20 Aug 2014 14:41:12 EST Enviva sets sights on Richmond Co. too ROCKINGHAM — A Maryland-based biofuels company wants to build several new facilities in the region, including one in Richmond County. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:11 EST Miller joins Lions Club Courtesy photo Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:19 EST