Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:07:02 EST 1800 New park proposal topic of upcoming meetings With a scaled-down plan to renovate Royal Lane Park on the table, city officials are urging public input at two upcoming meetings, a key piece of a grant application that would ultimately pay half the project's $500,000 cost. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:12 EST City’s home gets last touches as interest builds As interest in it builds, an affordable house constructed as part of a partnership between the City of Clinton and Sampson Community College is just awaiting some finishing touches before it is ready to be sold, city officials said. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:12 EST On Black Friday and beyond, shop local Black Friday is fast approaching and, as we do every year, we urge residents to consider shopping local first. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:10 EST You are what you eat Every year it played out like a slow-motion horror film – or maybe it was a slapstick comedy. I could never tell. But on Thanksgiving, my grandmother routinely prepared deviled eggs, and my father routinely consumed too many of those deviled... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:06 EST A cold winter at Bridgewater College The leaves have turned and fallen here at Bridgewater College, and winter is knocking at the door! A flurry has brushed over the Shenandoah Valley this past week, and temperatures are easily dropping into the twenties. But does this stop... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:31:13 EST Honoring Native American traditions Helen Goodman and Farrell Carter make Indian fry bread for students at Butler Avenue School during an assembly about Native American traditions and heritage last week. The event featured performances by adult and children dancers. The dancers pictured... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:12 EST HP: Let safety be your guide As residents pack up today and begin to head out of town for their Thanksgiving travels, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are, as they always do, urging caution, common sense and an adherence to the traffic laws of the state. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:11 EST Midway’s Barefoot signs with Campbell Midway's highly-sought after recruit, Matt Barefoot has made his decision as to where he will play collegiate baseball. The Raider center-fielder and pitcher made signed his letter of intent to play at Campbell University next... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:44:08 EST Wilson calling it quits After serving the county school system for more than two decades, board member G.H. Wilson is saying goodbye. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:32:11 EST Helping one at a time SPIVEY'S CORNER — For any freshman in high school, transitioning from middle school to the upper grades can be difficult, at best. That's why juniors and seniors who are mentors in the Peer Group Connection program at Midway High... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:31:07 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... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:11 EST Trotting for a cause Students, faculty and staff at Sampson Community College participated in the annual Turkey Trot Relay last week, a start to holiday festivites on the campus. The Cosmetology Team No. 1 for won the relay. Cosmetology Team No. 22 came in second plance... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:11 EST County schools earn place on AP Honor Roll Sampson County Schools is being honored for success in its advancement placement program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:08 EST Learning to manage diabetes As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans yearly. With numbers this high, staff at the Sampson County Health Department felt the development of a program providing self-management... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:10 EST Hats off to Hall-of-Famers The five men inducted Thursday night into the Sampson County Sports Club Hall of Fame were the epitome of what founders Nathan Gay and Fes Turlington envisioned when they were dreaming of such a club and such an honor many years ago. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:30:12 EST Elections board offers thanks Editor:This letter is written for the citizens of Sampson County. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:30:11 EST The importance of water, hay to horses in the winter With the brisk temperatures and frequent fluctuations of our North Carolina winter weather, it is always good to remember how critical these changes can be to our equine companions. If you've been in the horse business long enough, you have... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:46:06 EST Roseboro Elementary names honor students The students below were named to the Roseboro Elementary School honors list for the first nine weeks grading period.Third GradePrincipal's List: Samuel Casey Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:31:06 EST Long-time school board member stepping down Long-time Sampson County Board of Education member G.H. Wilson is stepping down from the seat he has held for more than two decades Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:03:04 EST Fire victim ID’d As the investigation into a deadly house fire continues, the man who lost his life in Saturday's early-morning blaze on Juniper Road was being remembered Monday as one who quietly spent his years helping others. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:43:04 EST