Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:39:45 EST 1800 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 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, 19 Dec 2014 13:17:08 EST (No heading) The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently announced the 2014 Jabberwock contestants and winners. Pictured are Moesha Robinson, Tyeisha McKoy, Alecia Bennerman, Miss Jabberwock, Kayla Jackson, Jr. Miss Jabberwock, Janasia Daughtry and Naisha Monroe. Not... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:11 EST (No heading) Newton Grove Methodist Church was named the Grand Marshall's pick in the float contest at the Newton Grove Christmas parade. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:57:05 EST Feeding the soul Nearly 10 years ago, Charles Strickland began working towards a dream of helping others. Today, Strickland, along with the Friendly Trio and The Friendly Community Center, have turned Strickland's vision of helping feed needy families in the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:16:06 EST Holiday haircuts bring happiness It started with a small town barber, who decided he wanted to give back to the community. Now, “Haircuts for the Holidays” has become a holiday blessing for students at Salemburg Elementary. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:00:08 EST Giving gifts that show His love Are gifts piled high under your Christmas tree? Do family members shake them with anticipation? Will the gifts you give be appreciated or expected and taken for granted? DO you cherish a special gift that impacted your life? Giving and receiving gifts... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:45:07 EST Undercover rejecters Speaking of Jesus, John wrote, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not”. Many are the passages found in the gospel that show time after time Jesus being rejected by those He spoke the truth to. No one has doubt that many openly... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:34:07 EST Church Outreach Next week the church brief deadline will be 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22. Church briefs can be placed by emailing or leaving a message at 910-644-0447. Briefs run up until the event and do not have to be... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:15:05 EST (No heading) The Corinth Baptist Church youth group recently held a coat drive and were able to present 40 coats to the grandparents who are raising their grandchildren through the Family Caregiver Support Program with the Sampson County Department of Aging. For... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:46:06 EST Join Cinderella and the cast for play’s final weekend There are several hundred folks from Sampson and surrounding counties who over the past weekend now have a stronger spirit of Christmas engrained in them after watching and listening to one or more of three performances of “Cinderella's... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:00:14 EST County school board approves rec pact The Sampson County Board of Education recently approved an inter-local agreement with the county and its parks and recreation department. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:55:13 EST Troopers try to make a difference in children’s lives For a family in need, the holidays can be extremely stressful. Local law enforcement with the N.C. Highway Patrol work hard every year to help relieve some of that extra stress by taking needy families on an annual shopping trip. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:08:15 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... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:14 EST Rotarians bring Christmas cheer Santa hats atop their heads, Clinton-Sampson Rotary Club members entertain Clinton House residence with Christmas carols before delivering brightly-wrapped gifts and bags of goodies to each of them earlier this week. (Courtesy photo) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:58:09 EST Butler kids take Character Walk Each fall, students across the nation participate in the Active & Safe Routes to School program. To commemorate this event, Butler Avenue recently held its third annual Character Walk. Students and teachers dressed in their favorite book character... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:33:13 EST Butler earns Clean School award Butler Avenue Elementary School recently won Clean School of the Month for November. Pictured are Sabrina Pridgen, Glenn Newton, and Ray Boykin, part of the school's maintenance staff. Principal Vanessa Brown extended a congratulations for a job... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:33:12 EST Delivering holiday magic Clinton Police Department officers and staff played Santa to dozens of Head Start and Early Head Start students this week, handing out plenty of goodies, hugs and handshakes, as well as some sloppy kisses from K9 Junior. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:31:04 EST