Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:24:16 EST 1800 Waino goes down, Stanley called up Well, Adam Wainwright is predicted to be out for the season. And as a big-time St. Louis Cardinals fan, I want to go stick my head under a pillow and wallow in the sadness that this news brings me. The Cardinal ace and multiple 20 win and NL Cy Young... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:16:51 EST Celebrating 275 years Nestled deep in the heart of Ivanhoe is a beautiful Greek revival church that has survived war, seen the beginning and end of slavery in America, and was once home to a lively minister that caused a great rift in the congregation. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:31:53 EST ‘Pizza theater’ coming soon to Jordan Domino's is attempting to broaden its customer base through a “pizza theater” makeover that introduces an interactive experience, pizza by the slice and sit-down dining — and the location at Jordan Shopping Plaza in Clinton is... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:31:51 EST Series shines bright Over the last 15 years, more than 100,000 students have been positively impacted by the Class Acts Sampson CenterStage series. This past week, more than 8,000 of those students made their way into the Agri-Exposition Center for one of this... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:16:51 EST Moving past fear Where is the outrage? If we, as a society, believe all lives matter, then we should all be expressing more outrage at the fact that by age 26, 1 in 4 black males will be either a homicide victim of in prison. And since there is no widespread... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:01:51 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsCarina Gutierrez, 1,536 sq. ft., mobile home setupCheryl Simmons, 1,000 sq. ft., residential renovationsLloyd Herring, 980 sq. ft., mobile home setup Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:46:51 EST Older Americans celebration coming in May Spring is here even though we've had lots of rain. I really enjoy the greenery, the beautiful colors of flowers, the seeds popping up, and all at the great hand of our creator. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:31:53 EST Series is truly a Class Act When it comes to enriching the lives of children, particularly as it pertains to the arts, the Class Acts Sampson CenterStage for Students, has shone as brightly as any other fundraising star could possibly shine. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:31:52 EST I don’t know and I don’t care! A young reporter had been assigned by the news director at the TV station to do one of those “man on the street” surveys. It's one of those news reports where the reporter asks everyday people their opinion on subjects. The question... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:31:51 EST Celebrating 95 Charlie Turner McCullen Jr. celebrated his 95th birthday on Feb. 28, 2015 with approximately 100 family and friends attending. The celebration was given by family and friends. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:01:51 EST Local Belk raises funds for LC Kerr Any additional funds a school can receive are greatly appreciated. Local elementary school principal Jan Smith was one of those giving thanks late this week when a local retail store made a sizeable donation. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:01:51 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysApril 26Sue BarefootCarol GradyDeborah RichMargie GodwinApril 27Christian Watts Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:51:51 EST Early College student ready for Governor’s School Through art, Leah Moore expresses herself by letting the world see her vision in paintings and drawings. In a couple of months, she will join other young artists who share the same passion she has. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:16:54 EST Bill proposes funding for Drivers Ed With cuts to drivers education looming, a group of state lawmakers are working to help ease the burden on districts throughout North Carolina. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:16:52 EST SCC students standing up for the little guys Too often, children involved in court cases are without a voice while everyone else involved present various sides of stories that determine the future direction of these children's lives. That's where a Guardian Ad Litem, or GAL as it is... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:01:55 EST How should Driver Education be funded? The crossover deadline at the legislature is approaching quickly, so we are working hard to get bills heard and passed to the opposite chamber. Unless a bill contains an appropriation or finance provision, it must pass at least one chamber by the... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:01:52 EST (No heading) Roseboro special meeting — will be held Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:41:52 EST What’s cookin’? Clinton City SchoolsApril 27Chicken Fajita WrapNachos w/ScoopsCornPinto BeansApplesauce Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:01:54 EST Full house for Artsplosion Emily Valenti watched as fast-talking auctioneer Jeff Byrd chanted prices to a large audience inside Clinton High School's atrium Thursday. Swiftly, her painting, was sold for $160. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:01:51 EST Lee, Barefoot dominant in Midway’s double-header wins First it was Ryan Lee. The Midway Raiders got a huge night from their pitching staff in the double-header with Pender on Friday, and game one belonged to Lee. Lee pitched the complete 5 innings, shortened for the double-header from seven innings, and... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:01:51 EST