Sampson Independent- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:42:34 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 Clinton edges East Bladen In the nightcap of Thursday's games, the Clinton Boys, once again, got off to a slow start before heating up to post their first conference win of the year. Both teams had a hard time finding the basket in the first quarter, missing several... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:10 EST Lady Raiders get win over Pender The Midway Lady Raiders got back on the winning side Thursday with a 48-40 win over the visiting Lady Patriots from Pender High School . Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:17:09 EST Raiders defeat Pender to remain undefeated The Midway Raiders survived a hard fought game against Pender Thursday night in Spivey's Corner. After leading most of the way, the Raiders found themselves behind with less than a minute left. However, they regained their composure and posted a... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:21 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 Clinton’s Boone receives Sportsmanship Award Although TJ Boone and the Clinton Dark Horses fell one win short of clasping their hands around the state championship trophy last week in Winston-Salem, the offensive and defensive lineman brought home a pair of awards that he can cherish and be... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:31:06 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 Lady Spartans fall to Trask, 49-36 The Lady Spartans faced off with the Titans of Trask Thursday night. This was Union's second conference game of the season, and despite their home court advantage, they couldn't manage to surpass the Titans. Trask took home the road win... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:03:11 EST Trask drops Union 71-40 Union's Varsity Boys competed in a conference match up against Trask Thursday night. The Spartans proved to be no match for the Titans, who left Spartan Country with an overwhelming victory, 71-40. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:57:27 EST Lady Leps rout North Duplin 61-15 The Lady Leopards routed North Duplin Thursday night in Salemburg by a score of 61-15. It was all Lakewood from the get-go, as they were quicker and had more weapons than the visiting North Duplin squad. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:12 EST Lakewood coasts past North Duplin 65-52 The Lakewood Leopards bounced back from a loss at Spring Creek by defeating North Duplin at home Thursday night, 65-52. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:25:10 EST