Sampson Independent- RSS Feed http://clintonnc.com/ http://clintonnc.com/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:08 EST 1800 School officials dig deeper into test results http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education/50651111/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 http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3/50656271/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. http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-localnews1-localnews3-local_features-photo_gallery/50655291/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 http://clintonnc.com/news/news-photo_gallery/50652768/Grits-for-Grands-comes-to-Sburg-Elementary Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson Independent Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:27 EST SCC Foundation creating opportunities for students http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-news_education-news_education/50651921/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 http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/50636142/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 http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news/50620431/Sburg-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) http://clintonnc.com/news/announcements-news/50634765/ 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 Remembering 6 young Ya-Ya Sisters http://clintonnc.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50578441/Remembering-6-young-Ya-Ya-Sisters The dawn is heavy with the promise of another summer day patiently waiting to be born. In the stillness of this early hour, the sky to the east lightens behind billows of perfect clouds. The orchestration is breath-taking. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:09 EST Hobbton Middle gets volleyball win over Roseboro-Salemburg http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50648401/Hobbton-Middle-gets-volleyball-win-over-Roseboro-Salemburg The Hobbton Middle School Lady Wildcats volleyball team started the year on a high note with a victory over a tough Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School team, 3-1. “You could tell it was the first match of the season as both teams were rather rusty... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:16:07 EST Dark Horses shut out Raiders http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50648226/Dark-Horses-shut-out-Raiders Clinton's soccer team posted its third straight shut out of a Four County Conference foe when they hosted Midway on Monday night and sent the Raiders home smarting from a 2-0 defeat. The game was an exciting defensive struggle with Clinton... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:03:13 EST Harrells falls to Freedom Christian Academy http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50647932/Harrells-falls-to-Freedom-Christian-Academy Harrells Christian Academy fell short in a soccer game against Freedom Christian Academy on Monday afternoon, as FCA took the game, 4-3. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:10 EST Lakewood rolls to 4-2 soccer win http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50647788/Lakewood-rolls-to-4-2-soccer-win Lakewood's soccer team traveled to James Kenan Monday evening to earn a 4-2 win over their conference opponent. The Leopards were led by Jonathan Gonzales, who had a hat trick, 3 goals; and Irvin Ramirez, who scored the other goal. Frances... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:10 EST UMO boasts record enrollment http://clintonnc.com/news/news-news_education/50636154/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 Hobbton Middle tops RSMS http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50647725/Hobbton-Middle-tops-RSMS The Hobbton Middle School Wildcats visited Roseboro-Salemburg Middle on Monday, coming away with an 8-1 victory in soccer. Uriel Cruz would score three for the Wildcats in the first 8 minutes to put his team up. Roseboro would respond with a goal of... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:59:12 EST Clinton volleyball beats Hobbton http://clintonnc.com/news/sports/50647593/Clinton-volleyball-beats-Hobbton The Hobbton Wildcat volleyball team hosted Clinton Monday. Clinton won both matches. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:15 EST Hollerin’ in the rain http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-local_features-news/50636272/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 http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-home_top-localnews1-localnews3-news/50641947/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) http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-home_top-localnews1-news/50636317/ 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 http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-news-photo_gallery/50640180/Rain-doesnt-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