Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:58:49 EST 1800 State continues to lead nation in certified teachers North Carolina continues to lead the United States in the number of National Board Certified Teachers, and 15 of them are teaching in Clinton City Schools classrooms. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:46:05 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsWilliam Wise, 1,904 sq. ft., mobile home setupSampson County, 64 sq. ft., new educational facilityDavid Williams, 3,054 sq. ft., move house Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:30:09 EST Downtown Clinton comes to life By Joel W. RoseContributing writer Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:30:07 EST Dignity, courage can bring change Fifty-nine years ago this month, the American people witnessed a defining moment in American history, a moment of dignity and courage that changed the nation and the world. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:00:11 EST A charitable reason to dance In just its second year, the SamCo Shag Club has made a sizable impact on the community by donating $10,000 toward charitable causes, more than triple that raised in 2013's inaugural campaign. And club members are looking for an even bigger... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:00:09 EST Honing their skills (Editor's note: This is the third of a four-week series featuring photographs taken by students in SCC classes, Digital Do's and Don'ts and Shutterbugs 2. This week's photos are by Shutterbugs 2 students) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:46:07 EST Kids give us new insight into Christmas Sometimes children can make us see things so clearly. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:31:05 EST The CIA, fallout shelters and fear While doing landscaping work a couple years ago, I noticed an odd looking little building behind the house where we were working. The small building was buried in the ground with a vent pipe coming out of the top. Now covered with vines, it was... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:30:04 EST Christmas comes to Garland Senior Center Greetings during this wonderful Christmas season; what a great feeling it is! I love this season — the music, the laughter, eating and sharing gifts full of love. Let's remember the real reason for the season as we celebrate. It's... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Food gifts: Give of your time and talent, save dollars This holiday season there are many reasons to make gifts of food. The gift is more personal, you can save money and control nutrition for those on specialized diets—and, you really do give a bit of your heart. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:06 EST Calling the Shots: New state vaccine requirements for school-aged children Each year, the North Carolina State Immunization Branch reviews and researches vaccine preventable diseases and creates new requirements for our children to receive vaccines to protect themselves as well as the community against life threatening... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:07 EST 2 still sought for home invasion Sampson County Sheriff's authorities are continuing to search for two suspects believed responsible for a Friday night home invasion on Hunt Lane that injured one of the residents inside. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:19:06 EST Kerr’s recycling brings holiday magic Kerr Elementary School's kindergarten and first-grade students display their recycled holiday crafts. They held a recycled holiday display Wednesday afternoon so that parents could come and see the wonderful creations their children had made, as... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:00:06 EST Newton Grove just a click away NEWTON GROVE — With just a click of the mouse, residents can go online to the town's new website and access news and information related to Newton Grove. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:40:09 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries BirthdaysDec. 21Minnie DavisHenry FaulknerTera DavisBrianna JacksonMary EasonLuis Hernandez Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:35:07 EST Thousands of Reenactors to descend on Bentonville in March FOUR OAKS, N.C. – In March 1865, almost 80,000 soldiers descended on the woodlands near the small village of Bentonville. Fighting waged for three days in what would become the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina. In March 2015,... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:16:05 EST Not too late for SCC spring registration End-of-year holiday season is, for most, a time for reflection. It's a time for folks to think about accomplishments achieved during the year and maybe some missed opportunities that can generate into next-year resolutions. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:01:09 EST 2 sought for home invasion Sampson County Sheriff's officers are on the scene of an apparent home invasion that occurred on Hunt Lane tonight.Two suspects are being sought, according to Sheriff's Capt. Eric Pope. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:08 EST Garden Club visits Falcon The Just-A Mere Garden Club members were guests at Falcon Children's Home on Dec. 2. The members enjoyed dinner and a performance by the Synan Chapel Singers. After the musical entertainment, the singers and club members enjoyed refreshments. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:26:10 EST A gift of dictionaries On Dec. 10, G.F. Gainey and Dempsey Craig, members of the Clinton Rotary Club, distributed dictionaries to the third-grade students of Roseboro Elementary School.​ With all the technology at our fingertips, Gainey spoke of how he utilizes his... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:20:10 EST