Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:27:59 EST 1800 Cooperative Foundation awards over $64,000 in grants$64000-in-grants During the March funding cycle, South River Electric Membership Corporation's foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $64,900.50 in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:31:53 EST Makin’ the grade Restaurant GradesWeek of March 23, 2015Glenna's — 93Cape Fear BBQ & Chicken — 95.5 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:31:52 EST Jackson introduces bill to amend indecent exposure law RALEIGH — Earlier this week, Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson) introduced a bill that would amend North Carolina criminal law to make it illegal for an individual to expose himself or herself to someone other than another consenting adult on... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:01:53 EST Clinton native shares tale of Titanic In March, author and journalism professor Julie Hedgepeth Williams shared an amazing story of survival with the students and staff of Harrells Christian Academy recently. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:01:51 EST Sutton takes oath With his family present, William B. Sutton Jr. took the oath of office as District Court Judge for the 4th Judicial District, which covers Sampson, Duplin, Onslow and Jones counties. The oath was administered by Superior Court Judge W. Douglas... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:11:52 EST (No heading) The North Carolina Governor's School selected the following two students for the 2015 Summer N.C. Governor's School experience. Karley Thornton will attend Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston Salem in the area of dance... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:01:51 EST Body found; probe under way;-probe-under-way An autopsy is expected to be conducted today on the body of a 51-year-old female found dead in her home Thursday afternoon. Sampson Sheriff's authorities are treating the incident as a possible homicide but few details have surfaced about the... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:36:51 EST Dairy Queen joins Chamber Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius of Clinton, 1837 Southeast Blvd., recently joined the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce. The Dairy Queen has been serving Sampson County since 1953, and specializes in ice cream, smoothie bars and bakery cakes. Soft-serve... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:16:52 EST Farm Bill great step forward for NC ag Earlier this week, I held a press conference to go over the 2015 Farm Act, which I filed today. I was pleased to be joined by the bill co-sponsor Sen. Andrew Brock, Rep. Roger West, Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and the Executive Director... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:16:51 EST The national stage Some 30 years ago, the grisly murder of a local minister garnered national attention. Three decades later, it is about to get even more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:31:50 EST Planting pinwheels When Shannon Blanchard began tallying the number of child abuse and neglect incidents investigated by the Sampson County Department of Social Services throughout 2014, she was floored. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:01:51 EST Seeking God’s guidance for a loving home Is your favorite room in your home a place of peace and promise? Writing about welcoming Jesus into our homes has been such a blessing to me, as I hope it has to you. As this story takes shape in the early hours of a new day, I can see the beautiful... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:01:51 EST Church Outreach The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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 resubmitted each... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:46:52 EST The vail is upon their heart Moses received the law, known as the Law of Moses, upon Mount Sinai. In fact, he had to go up twice because when he descended the first time, he found the children of Israel had made the golden calf and he broke the tablets upon which the law was... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:31:52 EST Wastewater spill reported A wastewater spill into an unnamed tributary has been reported. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:51 EST ‘Prisoner’ cast beginning to gel There are only three weeks remaining before “The Prisoner Of 2nd Avenue” opens April 17 at 8 p.m. on the big stage of the Sampson Community Theatre. This comedy by playwright Neil Simon is being directed by Tom Wilbur with the assistance... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:01:52 EST Community Bulletin Board Faye Prosser, WRAL Smart Shopper — will be leading a money-saving workshop in Clinton on Saturday, March 28, noon until 3 p.m. The workshop will be located at Rowan Baptist Church on Rowan Road. There is a charge for the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:46:51 EST RSMS prays for peace in schools ROSEBORO — With the lighting of each candle, a groups of local students paid homage to victims of violence such as the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:51 EST WRAL weatherman to visit SMS Seventh grade students at Sampson Middle School will have a special guest March 31.WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson will speak to the seventh graders at 1 p.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:56:52 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, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:53 EST