Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS http://clintonnc.com/section/NEWS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:43:28 EST 1800 City schools await state budget action http://clintonnc.com/news/local-news-localnews2-news-news_education-news_education-schools/50107302/City-schools-await-state-budget-action Superintendent Stuart Blount and leaders of Clinton City Schools have an idea of what Sampson County wants to do with their money. But the forecast from the state is unclear. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Budget OK’d, now what? http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-news/50102880/Budget-OKd-now-what The cloud of budget deliberations that loomed over the county has finally cleared with the adoption of a 2014-15 plan, but Sampson isn't safe from the storm — not by a long shot, commissioners said. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50106340/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, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Not just horsin’ around http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-highschool-horseracing-local-news-localnews1-localnews3-local_features-news/50091311/Not-just-horsin-around WAYCROSS — Megan Merritt smiled as she rubbed Nasa's head with care. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time is now to prepare for Peanut Festival http://clintonnc.com/news/entertainment-lifestyle-news-news_agricultural/50105379/Time-is-now-to-prepare-for-Peanut-Festival DUBLIN — Peanut Festival organizers are now accepting applications for the Dublin Peanut Festival $1,000.00 Scholarship pageant to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Dublin Elementary School multipurpose building/gymnasium. The pageant begins at 7... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Making agricultural tracks http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-features-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews3-local_features-news-news_agricultural/50087298/Making-agricultural-tracks TURKEY — As chickens made clucking noises on her farm, Sharon Funderburk tilted her head back and noticed a bird soaring through the sky. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Feeling the ‘Flow’ http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-photo_gallery/50087160/Feeling-the-Flow Chris Berendt/Sampson Independent Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST At long last a budget http://clintonnc.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50096808/At-long-last-a-budget The three-ring circus that has been Sampson County's budget deliberations for going on three months ended a few minutes into Monday night's meeting with unanimous adoption of a2014-15 budget with a 4.5 cent property tax hike. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Confronting the budget crisis http://clintonnc.com/news/home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-news/50087131/Confronting-the-budget-crisis Anything less than the tax increase of 9 cents recommended to commissioners in early June would defer necessary expenses and put the county firmly behind the fiscal eight-ball going forward, the county manager has implored. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Threat leads to arrest of 1 http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news/50092048/Threat-leads-to-arrest-of-1 A 26-year-old Sampson County man learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to take your frustration out on a magistrate, particularly if threats are involved. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Northern Sampson road closed for bridge repairs http://clintonnc.com/news/localnews1-news/50089463/Northern-Sampson-road-closed-for-bridge-repairs Yet another bridge is closed in Sampson County due to maintenance, this one in the northern end of the county near Dunn. This is the third structure in the last two weeks to be shut for repairs. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UMO summer graduation Aug. 23 http://clintonnc.com/news/news-news_education/50087180/UMO-summer-graduation-Aug.-23 MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will graduate approximately 220 students at its summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 23. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson seeing rise in whooping cough cases http://clintonnc.com/news/breaking_news-health-home_top-localnews1-news/50087625/Sampson-seeing-rise-in-whooping-cough-cases Several counties in North Carolina have seen increases in the number of whooping cough cases, also known as Pertussis, over the past few months. Sampson County has now joined those ranks, with confirmed cases that have been steadily increasing over... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crimewatch http://clintonnc.com/news/blotter-blotter-localnews1-news/50086497/Crimewatch (The 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 jail report.)Arrests Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod http://clintonnc.com/news/health-localnews1/50072399/Winkin-Blinkin-and-Nod It is not unusual for people to complain of fine twitching of the eyelid at times. This twitch or tic in the eyelid may occur in the lids of one or both eyes. They may last for a few minutes or hours. We are not sure why the twitches appear but they... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reflections of Clinton’s past http://clintonnc.com/news/features-history-life-localnews1-profile/304557/Reflections-of-Clintons-past (Editor's note:This 16-part Historical Society piece was written by James Reynolds in 1991 and has now been edited and submitted by Joel W. Rose.) Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cleaners and sanitizers: What’s the difference? http://clintonnc.com/news/athome-health-lifestyle-local_features-news/340734/Cleaners-and-sanitizers:-Whats-the-difference Keeping your home kitchen clean is an important step in preventing foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia reports that proper cleaning of hands and surfaces is the single most important step in preventing foodborne... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Subway comes to Harrells http://clintonnc.com/news/community-community_news-features-lifestyle-food-local-news-localnews1-localnews3-news/50070212/Subway-comes-to-Harrells HARRELLS — Deloris Fennell watched as fresh vegetables were spread across her cold cut sub, before it was wrapped up and placed in a sack. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sowing seeds of renewed life http://clintonnc.com/news/community_news-home_top-local-news-localnews1-localnews2-local_features-news/50061866/Sowing-seeds-of-renewed-life In the past five years, Clinton native Donald Ringley has gotten married to the love of his life, watched his granddaughter grow up and shared an emotional experience with fellow cancer survivors celebrating renewed life. If not for quality care and... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mold and moisture http://clintonnc.com/news/church-localnews1-news/50072356/Mold-and-moisture By Perry SoliceContributing columnist Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST