Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 24 May 2015 02:18:10 EST 1800 (No heading) Out of each graduating class, Sampson Community College honors graduates who have made a special contribution to the college and the community. Outstanding students are nominated by program and demonstrate aptitude in general, occupational, and career... Sat, 23 May 2015 23:46:54 EST (No heading) Union Elementary School recently held a talent show. Pictured are participants. First row, from left, Ladisha Martin, Yaseer Henry, Lindsey Carr, Ciara Guzman, Marissa Moore, DanielaTiscareno-Barba, Cayden Bass, Avery Grace Jones and Anna Teachey. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:01:52 EST 3HC staff recognized by state association The Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC (AHHC) presented its 2015 HOME (Honoring Outstanding Merit & Excellence) Awards at their 43rd Annual Conference & Expo. Sat, 23 May 2015 20:31:51 EST Garland probe nets drug arrest A Garland man has been arrested on a slew of drug charges folllowing investigation into drug activity at his residence, according to Sampson County Sheriff's officials. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:01:51 EST What’s cookin’? Sampson County SchoolsManagers ChoiceClinton City SchoolsMay 25No School Sat, 23 May 2015 16:26:52 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... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:56:51 EST Clinton woman jailed on arson charge A Clinton woman has been jailed after a heated domestic situation erupted into a blaze inside the residence. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:31:51 EST Salemburg era ending On Nov. 18, 1981, Salemburg Bobby Strickland convened his first meeting as mayor of the town of Salemburg. Some 34 years later, Strickland announced to his board that he would not seek re-election to the post. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:01:51 EST 101 Dalmatians coming to local theater Dorothy (Dodie) Smith wrote a novel in 1956 entitled “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians,” naming the canine hero “Pongo” after her own pet Dalmatian which was the first of nine Dalmatians she would eventually own. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:01:55 EST Garland water meter project complete GARLAND — After several months of work, a water reading meter project that expedites the process is now complete. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:01:51 EST Lessons from the casting out of legion Matthew, Mark and Luke all record the account of Jesus going to the country of the Gadarenes and casting out the unclean spirit named “Legion”. Most remember a bit of this account, because it is the one where the evil spirit requested to... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:46:51 EST SCAE Awards Scholarships The Sampson-Clinton Association of Educators recently awarded scholarships to students through one if its program. Pictured, from left, is Ahclederia Moore, Union High School; Tiara Brantley, Lakewood High School; Krystin Turlington, Clinton High... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:31:53 EST Both good and bad in tears What prompts you to tears? Last week's story shared my take on tears. I believe a good cry is good for the soul and tears can have healing power. However, allowing sorrowful tears to torment can spoil the joy of living and send us spiraling into... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:31:52 EST The signs are in our valley of decisions I used to be so broken, lost, empty.A heart with no beat.A singer with no song to sing .So I know the feelingThe silence is deafeningBut in your pain lies a blessing Thu, 21 May 2015 19:26:51 EST Annual Relay event set for Saturday Surviving cancer is a battle worth talking about. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:01:55 EST Church Outreach The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Place church briefs by emailing or calling the office at 910-592-8137. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be resubmitted each... Thu, 21 May 2015 18:01:55 EST Community career day comes to First Baptist First Baptist Church of Clinton is offering a special opportunity to the community next weekend, giving young students the change to meet and greet with a variety of local community members and find some momentum in their career path. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:01:54 EST Local student honored with scholarship The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association of Raleigh recently held their Annual Conference in Charlotte and awarded two, $1,500 Scholarships; one to Holly Davis, of Raleigh and the other to Connor Bass, of Clinton. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:31:51 EST Deputy ‘justified’ in shooting A Sampson County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect last month was justified in his actions due to the apparent danger posed by the man, who wielded a shotgun as he approached the deputies, District Attorney Ernie Lee... Thu, 21 May 2015 16:06:51 EST Tonight’s AA5 cancelled Clinton City officials have just announced that tonight's Alive After Five concert has been cancelled due to the expectation of high winds and stormy weather. The concert will be rescheduled at a later date. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:51 EST