Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:31:13 EST 1800 Four County seeks Bright Ideas grant apps BURGAW — Four County EMC and North Carolina's electric cooperatives have pledged nearly $600,000 to the state's teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2015-16 school year. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:01:52 EST Sanders joins Chamber I am excited to welcome Jacqueline Sanders as the administrative assistant with the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jacqueline was raised in Fresno, Calif. but moved to Sampson County during her junior year of high school. A... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:01:50 EST Lady Horses overcome slow start to shutout Lady Eagles Clinton's Lady Dark Horse soccer team traveled to Elizabethtown on Wednesday evening for a conference match against East Bladen's Lady Eagles. Clinton got out of the gates slowly leading at the half by a single goal at 1-0. The second half... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:26:52 EST Hobbton soccer gets big win The Hobbton Wildcats' soccer team took a great win from North Duplin Wednesday afternoon. The final was 4-1, Hobbton. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:16:52 EST HCA suffers first loss of baseball season Michael Smith's effort not enough in HCA's 6-5 loss to Arendell Parrott Academy, the Crusaders first loss of the season. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:11:52 EST North Duplin drops Hobbton 7-6 The Hobbton Wildcats hosted North Duplin Wednesday night. The Wildcats lost 7-6, but it was a close game. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:06:52 EST SCC Foundation Chamber’s Member of the Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is the Sampson Community College Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to cultivate a broad base of community support for the college and seek external funds through the private sector to support... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:01:51 EST Raider soccer blanks Union 7-0 Midway's soccer team earned a 7-0 win at home over Union on Tuesday night. They were led by Manasia Cobb, who had the hat trick, Avery Apperson, who scored 2 goals, and Emily Williams and Anna Apperson each scored one goal. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 21:26:51 EST (No heading) A ribbon cutting was held at Sampson Surgical Services welcoming new surgeons Dr. Mariana Mendible, MD, FACS and Dr. Andres Fleury, MD, FACS. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:41:51 EST Local youth attend leadership camp Thirteen high school juniors demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills at Four County EMC's eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-21 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in White Oak, Bladen County. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:31:51 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, 1 Apr 2015 14:21:53 EST On mark! Set! Go! Young athletes from around the county took to the football field and track area at Clinton High School Wednesday for the Special Olympics Spring Games. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:01:51 EST (No heading) Lindy Bustabad won a special award, Naval Science Research Award, in the last N.C. Science and Engineering Fair (State Competition) at Meredith College in Raleigh. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:01:52 EST The balancing act The anticipated loss of privilege license fees, coupled with drying up grant sources and large capital projects for the City of Clinton on the horizon, means more revenue is fast becoming a pressing need. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:31:51 EST ‘Village’ gets final OK The Village on Sunset subdivision in Clinton has taken another big step forward, with the approval of a final plat that clears the way for some 30 lots to now be sold. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:16:51 EST Easter services to be held this weekend Spring revival will be held at Mingle Hill DOC Church through Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Apostle Leroy Hargett Founder and Pastor of Life Changer Community Church, Smithfield. Different choirs will render the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:46:52 EST Leutz to speak at Dublin’s LuMil Vineyard DUBLIN — Graduates of the University of North Carolina and their guests are welcome on April 16 to hear Dr. James Leutz, a longtime history professor at UNC, speak at LuMil Vineyard Barrell Room in Dublin. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:01:51 EST USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:46:51 EST Lady Raiders grab conference wins The Midway Lady Raiders' softball team won games on Monday, over Lakewood, and Tuesday, at home against Union. MHS won 8-1 over LHS and 19-2 over Union in five innings. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:26:51 EST Midway drops Union 10-0 Midway's Dylan Hardison pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, while walking no batters and striking out 7 en route to a 10-0 win over Union. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:11:51 EST