Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:43:26 EST 1800 South River EMC members urged to be alert http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-news/50381718/South-River-EMC-members-urged-to-be-alert A recent phone scam has involved a caller ID spoof of South River EMC's phone number, 892-8071, company officials noted this week. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:00:12 EST MyOwn Partner voting under way http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-home_top-lifestyle-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-local_features-news/50383697/MyOwn-Partner-voting-under-way Who will be The Sampson Independent's Community Partner for the next 12 months? That decision is up to voters, who have a chance now to select from the four non-profit agencies vying for an opportunity at $2,500 in free advertising and... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:43:08 EST Support shown for new teachers http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews2-news-news_education-news_education/50381517/Support-shown-for-new-teachers Inside Sampson Middle School's media center Friday morning, a group of new teachers worked together as a team, with guidance from other educational professionals. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:20:11 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-localnews1-localnews2-news/50381494/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... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:23 EST Annual Anna Ruth Christian Retreat Gospel Sing Aug. 30 http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50348327/Annual-Anna-Ruth-Christian-Retreat-Gospel-Sing-Aug.-30 On Saturday, Aug. 30, two of the area's most popular Christian vocal groups will come together at the Coats Community Church in Coats for an exciting musical worship service to benefit a very worthy cause. Butler Hughes & Hayes and Mercy's... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:07 EST The Dennis Family at Piney Grove Chapel Sunday http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50348406/The-Dennis-Family-at-Piney-Grove-Chapel-Sunday Musical group the Dennis Family will be featured on Sunday, Aug. 24 at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, just east of Angier, at 6 p.m.. This exciting musical worship evening is a part of the Super Sunday Night Series that Piney Grove Chapel is... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:31:09 EST On the road again http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-localnews3-local_features-news-news_education-news_education/50369363/On-the-road-again Even before the sun is fully up Monday morning, 161 bright yellow school buses will be on Sampson County roadways, stopping and starting as their doors swing open to allow some 8,000 bright-eyed Clinton City and Sampson County students to climb... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:31:05 EST Suspect sought in sexual assault http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews2-news/50367572/Suspect-sought-in-sexual-assault Clinton police are on the lookout for a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault that occurred earlier this week. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:01:08 EST Soul Purpose coming to Mintz http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-lifestyle-religion-localnews1-photo_gallery/50366712/Soul-Purpose-coming-to-Mintz Southern Gospel group Soul Purpose will be in concert Sunday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m. at Mintz Baptist Church in Roseboro. The Winston-Salem group, pastor Joe Hedrick said, will provide great music and wonderful testimonies. The concert is free, but a... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:11 EST Turn to God’s word for promise, hope http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50353186/Turn-to-Gods-word-for-promise-hope Do you feel swamped by the world and its woes? Last week's column ended with a vrese from John 16:33 “…In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:07 EST By Robert Oliver Contributing columnist http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50335145/By-Robert-Oliver-Contributing-columnist As any who know the New Testament at all know, it was a common occurrence for the Jewish leaders to try to find something that Jesus said or did that they could hold against him. On one occasion when Jesus was in the temple, “the chief priests... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:31:11 EST New city logo ‘milling around’ the corner http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews2-news/50364939/New-city-logo-milling-around-the-corner As it develops a road map for future planning, and calls on the community's help to do so, the City of Clinton will soon be unveiling a new-look logo that will assist in marketing every aspect of the city's brand for years to... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:31:12 EST Hardee’s named Chamber’s Member of Week http://clintonnc.com/news/business-localnews1-localnews2-news-photo_gallery/50335036/Hardees-named-Chambers-Member-of-Week The Chamber's Member of the Week is Hardee's, located at 1514 Sunset Ave. in Clinton. Originally starting on College Street, Hardee's came to Clinton in 1966 and moved in 1978 to Jordan Shopping Center. Today the Clinton... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:01:15 EST ‘Mermaid Jr.’ enters final weekend http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50364175/Mermaid-Jr.-enters-final-weekend It was an appreciative audience who attended the second weekend of “Little Mermaid, Jr.” as the Sunshine cast performed beautifully and made the Sampson Community Theater proud of them and their director Angela Martin. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:01:14 EST County school board gets look at final budget http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-localnews1-localnews3-news_education/50368120/County-school-board-gets-look-at-final-budget The Sampson County Board of Education recently received a budget with some numbers in red. District officials are facing a budget reduction of more than 6 percent or more than $700,000 for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:18 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-localnews1-localnews2-news/50367186/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... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:14 EST Bids awarded for water tank, line upgrades http://clintonnc.com/news/business-home_top-localnews2-news/50349783/Bids-awarded-for-water-tank-line-upgrades Two bid awards will get sizable city projects under way, including the construction of an elevated water tower to serve the southeastern side of Clinton and water line upgrades for various neighborhoods across the city. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:31:15 EST Info sought, reward offered http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews2/50349874/Info-sought-reward-offered The Clinton City Council has authorized up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing 20 headstones at Springvale Cemetery over the weekend, an act the police chief called “stupid”... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:10 EST Being part of NC Works will benefit all http://clintonnc.com/news/business-community_news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50349329/Being-part-of-NC-Works-will-benefit-all In April 2014, Governor Pat McCrory announced a new initiative, called NCWorks that brings together North Carolina's workforce partners with one name and one goal: Connecting NC talent to NC Jobs. The initiative focuses on five steps that will... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:31:29 EST Harrells event strives to unite community http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-home_top-lifestyle-religion-localnews1-localnews3-news/50331723/Harrells-event-strives-to-unite-community An event in Harrells this Saturday will have free food, live entertainment and a host of other activities — all with the aim of spreading God's love by promoting unity regardless of race, ethnicity and background. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:16 EST