Sampson Independent- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:43:21 EST 1800 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Hobbton Wildcat volleyball team hosted Clinton Monday. Clinton won both matches. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:15 EST 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 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) 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 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 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... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:34:08 EST Baby’s watery eyes Q: My son was born three weeks premature. He is now three weeks old and has started to have a lot of mattering along his eyelids and his eyes tend to water down his cheeks. His doctor says that he probably has a blocked tear duct. He assured me that... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:15 EST City schools graduation rate rises After receiving testing and graduation numbers from the state, Clinton City Schools officials are looking forward to making more progress in classrooms. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST Nurturing healthy living What was once a way of life for the Coharie ancestors is now a three-year project taken on by Tabatha Brewer and Chris Faircloth, along with other members of the Coharie Tribe. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:31:21 EST