Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:12:49 EST 1800 Cut your hair for kids http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news-news_education/4517778/Cut-your-hair-for-kids As part of their May Day Spring Fling festivities, a group of students and teachers at Midway Elementary School will be cutting their hair to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for children with hair loss. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Honor roll http://clintonnc.com/news/news-news_education/4519038/Honor-roll Listed below are students who made the honor rolls at Union Intermediate and Midway Elementary during the third nine week grading period. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST JSCC Convocation April 29 http://clintonnc.com/news/news/4518933/JSCC-Convocation-April-29 KENANSVILLE — James Sprunt Community College's annual Convocation in recognition of Community College Month will be held on Tuesday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Monk Auditorium on the JSCC campus. This event also highlights the success of the... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get egg-cited over Easter hunt http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews2-localnews4-news-photo_gallery/4518164/Kids-get-egg-cited-over-Easter-hunt The Clinton Recreation and Parks Department held their annual Easter egg hunt earlier this month, with some 200 children, baskets in hand, armed and ready to gather a bounty of colorful eggs. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Pond’ John and the upcoming Bass reunion http://clintonnc.com/news/history-local_features/4496070/Pond-John-and-the-upcoming-Bass-reunion Robert Bass, 1842-1905, and Eliza Caroline King , 1848- 1903, parents of Joe Bass, were married in 1875. He was 33 and she was 32. They were married for 25 years. Robert had a brother, Joshua, and two sisters, Ketty and Anna. Robert's twin... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Senior Center gets grant for garden http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle/4489667/Senior-Center-gets-grant-for-garden Happy Easter to all! Remember, “Jesus is the Reason” for the season. It is not about the hats and dresses and food and parties, but the death, suffering, and most of all, the resurrection of Jesus. “Praise Jesus”! Enjoy this... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST L’wood District elementary Math Quiz Bowl adds up to success http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news-news_education-photo_gallery/4518381/Lwood-District-elementary-Math-Quiz-Bowl-adds-up-to-success On April 16, the future mathematicians of the Lakewood District elementary schools competed against each other in a battle of brains and speed. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Tossing for Tim’s Gift’ set for next month http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews4-news/4507439/Tossing-for-Tims-Gift-set-for-next-month Last year, a fairly new group with a shared love of shag dancing raised funds to send five young cancer patients to summer camp. Next month, that same group will be holding an event at Ribeyes of Clinton to benefit a local nonprofit... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Medicaid ‘a bear’ for Health Department http://clintonnc.com/news/health-home_top-localnews1-news/4507409/Medicaid-a-bear-for-Health-Department Issues with Medicaid, especially those concerning undocumented pregnant women, have cost the county an estimated $13,000 just in the first quarter of 2014 alone, Sampson County Health Department officials say. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ford pays homage to world’s favorite pony car with Mustang 50-year Limited Edition http://clintonnc.com/news/business/4509256/Ford-pays-homage-to-worlds-favorite-pony-car-with-Mustang-50-year-Limited-Edition Fifty years after debuting one of the world's most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Outreach in our churches http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion-localnews1/4498985/Outreach-in-our-churches Andrews Chapel Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Barefoot in the Park’ enters final weekend http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews4-news-photo_gallery/4500897/Barefoot-in-the-Park-enters-final-weekend Tom Wilbur/SCT Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This man called Jesus http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion/4500749/This-man-called-Jesus He was a tall man, even by today's standards. His hair was worn shoulder length as was the custom of the Hebrew people. His tunic, a kimono-like garment fitted him closely at the neck and was made of linen. The tunic was held snugly to His body... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Set thine house in order http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion/4500463/Set-thine-house-in-order Hezekiah was one of the kings of Judah and thus can be read about in the books of Kings and Chronicles. However, since he was contempory with the prophet Isaiah, one can read of some interactions between the two there as well. At one point in Hezekiah... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What makes worship wonderful for you? http://clintonnc.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4162039/What-makes-worship-wonderful-for-you What makes worship wonderful? Worship is defined in my Everyday Bible this way: to worship and serve God. When one feels the freedom to truly worship, express joy as the Holy Spirit flows, commune with Christ, and show love for the Lord with joyful... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Smoking E-cigs in Sampson http://clintonnc.com/news/health-home_top-localnews1-news/4506790/Smoking-E-cigs-in-Sampson When most people think of tobacco products, the first thing that comes to mind is cigarettes, yet in Sampson County, health officials say, a problem is growing through youth that is something that most would never think of as a tobacco... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spare change pays for life-saving vest http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news-news_education/4506778/Spare-change-pays-for-life-saving-vest Third-grade students at Hobbton Elementary School presented the Sampson County Sheriff's Office's K9 Division with body armor for one of their dogs earlier this week, a gift that delighted both students and the law enforcement... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jr. shooters win all events at Coharie Shooting League http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews4-outdoors/4509269/Jr.-shooters-win-all-events-at-Coharie-Shooting-League The Coharie Shooting League held its April trapshoot on April 12. Junior shooters, including Coharie's own local shooter, Dane Westbrook, took all competitive events over the more seasoned adult shooters. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-news/4510150/Crimewatch Arrests4/16 - Kwame Deararic, 21, 121 Parkway Ave., Garland, court violation. Bond $1,600; court date April 23. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mdiway FFA chapter awarded grant http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news-news_agricultural-news_education/4509563/Mdiway-FFA-chapter-awarded-grant RALEIGH – Midway High School FFA Chapter has been awarded a program improvement grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. These funds will be used to purchase a front end loader for the agriculture departments tractor. This... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST