Showing latest news headlines from the Sampson Independent newspaper
Lady Leps scrap out win - Clintonnc
Lakewood’s Justina Henry heads towards the hoop in a game from earlier this season. “We just are taking things a game at a time, that’s all we can do.” That’s what Lakewood’s head coach Vonnie McNeil had to say following her team’s 44-34 win ...
NC health plan option delayed, school advocated concerned about future - Clintonnc
State officials are delaying changes to its health care plan, but the elimination of a deductible plan may become a headache for local teachers and state workers in the future. According to Associated Press reports, the governing board of North Carolina ...
Five arrested in Clinton motel drug bust - Clintonnc
Five people were arrested in Clinton on Friday, four of them on felony drug charges, following an investigation at a motel not far from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, deputies with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division ...
The most important question - Clintonnc
Who? What? Where? When? Why? Those were the questions we were told to try to answer in every news story we write. That was one of the first lessons learned from the beginning journalism class I took many years ago while in college at ECU. That was back ...
SCC students earn scholarships - Clintonnc
Brendan Parker was one of the North Carolina Troopers scholarships. He is pictured here with Alison Carr. The Sampson Community College Foundation has announced that over $103,000 in scholarships has been awarded for the 2015-2016 year. With a variety of ...
The call of the wildlife - Clintonnc
Even the muskrat finds a home in the wildlife refuge. An abundance of coots are found in the marshes. Although they look like ducks, they are members of the rail family. Tundra swans can be seen in the late afternoon coming in from the lakes to farmland ...
Officials seeking volunteers for summer feeding program - Clintonnc
School districts across North Carolina are months away from beginning their summer feeding programs, but local and state officials are encouraging others to become involved now. According to the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), more than 850,000 ...
Mintz honors students with awards - Clintonnc
Ciera Ellis, Dakota Warren, Mallory Edwards, Mackenzie Small, Caroline Matthews, Daniel Matthews, Nate Small, Lila White, Emma White, Katelyn Fann and Erynn Sessoms. Teacher’s Honor Roll (A Average) Blake Christianson, Gabby Walters, Hunter Jackson ...
Annual contest kicks off today - Clintonnc
Last year’s Cutest Pet Contest winners were Flower and Olive. Submissions can be entered at www.clintonnc.com through the end of the contest. Chad Stocks loves his dogs Ginger and Fuzzy, and he loves sharing them with others in an effort to put a smile ...
Little Women’ hits stage this weekend - Clintonnc
Performers Taylor Blanchard, Emma Moore, Angela Martin, Isabelle Moore and Yvonne Cano run through a scene at Sampson Community Theatre’s upcoming musical production of ‘Little Women’. It seems that “little women” have taken over the big stage of ...
The parable of the soils - Clintonnc
Matthew, Mark and Luke all record one of Jesus’ parables which is often call “The parable of the sower”. However, as we shall notice the emphasis in this parable is on the soils, not the sower, therefore, I call it the parable of the soils.
Finding time to be restored - Clintonnc
Have you taken time this week to write on your calendars or enter in your computer or phone important things you need to do? Do you feel overloaded and out of time for things that matter most? Excessive time spent planning, preparing, even doing things for ...
Abe Piasek, Holocaust survivor visits Harrells Christian Academy - Clintonnc
Abe Piasek, a Holocaust survivor, speaks with Henry Moore, a student at Harrells Christian Academy. The Poland native talked to the students Thursday about his experiences in forced labor camps. HARRELLS — For many years, Abe Piasek experienced ...
City eyes more park, public space - Clintonnc
Councilman Neal Strickland, far left, talks about the city’s potential acquisition of a small pond as Councilman Steve Stefanovich, center, and Mayor Lew Starling listen. The City of Clinton has several parks for its residents, but is looking into the ...
Supporting Connect NC bond supports Sampson - Clintonnc
There are many reasons to vote in the March 15 primary, among them selecting leaders for various local, state and national offices. But perhaps one of the most important items on the ballot will be the $2 billion bond residents will be asked to support.