Sampson Independent- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:52:45 EST 1800 Shelter to hold holiday hours The Sampson County Animal Shelter will hold special adoption hours for the next four Saturdays leading up to Christmas, giving ample time for everyone to find the perfect furry gift for the holidays. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:31:13 EST 4 facing myriad felonies Calls to police reporting suspicious sounds coming from the roof of businesses in Sampson Crossing late in the week are being tapped as at least one catalyst for an extensive investigation that has led to the arrest of four Clinton residents, all now... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:15 EST UMO prepares Christmas service as gift to the community MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will host the sixth annual Christmas by Candlelight on Dec. 6. There will be two Christ-centered services with the first beginning at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Olive Assembly... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:01:10 EST Nutrition label getting an update The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990 gave the FDA the authority to require nutrition labeling on foods. The purpose of the NLEA was to help consumers make better choices for their health while shopping for food and to encourage... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:00:13 EST Juniper Road house fire claims life of one Following a house fire on Juniper Road early Saturday morning, officials with the Sampson County Sheriff's Department have released information stating one body was found in the remains. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:11 EST Hobbton High Art Club gets out and about with help from Simple Gifts On Oct. 23, the Hobbton High School Art Club set out on a trip to Durham, made possible by the Simple Gifts Love of Learning Grant opportunity. While there, we toured three places . The first on our trip featured a behind the scenes tour of The Durham... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:16 EST What’s cookin’? Clinton City SchoolsNov. 24Chick Fillet on BunBBQ Rib HoagieBaked BeansBroccoli w/CheeseFruit Slushie Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:06 EST Millions of safe miles For the last 33 years, Bobby Montgomery has been driving for Ezzell Trucking. In his 33 years of service, he has driven 3 million all of them without an accident. For his service, and that achievement, Montgomery and 20 other truck drivers for the... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:41:04 EST Liberty Hall offering Christmas tours The year 2014 marks the 36th year of celebrating Candlelight at Liberty Hall with guest from all over the country enjoying the elaborate decorations created by the staff and very talented volunteers. Visiting the ancestral home of the Kenan family is... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:34:08 EST Slater earns honor for working with exceptional children Ashley Slater want to make sure exceptional children at Clinton High School are ready to take the next step. For her efforts, Slater represented Clinton City Schools as the 2014 Teacher of Excellence during the 64th Annual Conference on Exceptional... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:31:07 EST Vital Statistics Building PermitsJames Hobson, 1,568 sq. ft., mobile home setupClinton Community Church, 5,000 sq. ft., renovationsLandes Office Solutions, 1,650 sq. ft., business renovation Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:46:06 EST Sports Hall-of-Famers inducted On Thursday night, the Sampson County Sports Club inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame, touting them for their contributions to athletics in Sampson County. It was the fifth class to be inducted since ceremonies began. The ceremony was held... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:20 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, 21 Nov 2014 16:01:06 EST Talking careers The National Career Development Association (NCDA) promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month in November. The theme for the year was 'ReImagining Life's Possibilities: Celebrating First... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:01:05 EST Common reading experience opens students’ eyes to humanitarian need MOUNT OLIVE — Conor Grennan's Little Princes was this year's common reading selection for the UMO freshmen class. The book chronicles the author's trip to an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. He soon discovers that the children are... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:45:15 EST Shooting for Kyle A turkey shoot event geared toward raising funds to establish a merchants group in Garland quickly rallied around a new cause when one of their own was severely injured. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:30:09 EST Planting firm roots After five years of practicing medicine in Clinton, Dr. Robert W. Reagan will be planting firm roots here with plans to build at a new location on Beaman Street, just behind the Clinton Medical Clinic. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:15 EST Giving thanks together With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Rev. T.R. Miller is looking forward to opening his Bible and spreading the gospel of thankfulness. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:13 EST City crews offer help for Thanksgiving cleanup The Thanksgiving holiday means turkeys, stuffing and, of course, leaves. Maybe not, but it means autumn is most definitely here and those having family gatherings for Turkey Day will be looking to clean up their yards a little and get rid of the piles... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:11 EST Residents encouraged to ‘Shop Small’ on Nov. 29 With the holiday shopping season around the corner, the Sampson Community College Small Business Center, in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN), is encouraging residents u to #ShopSmall by... 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