Showing latest news headlines from the Sampson Independent newspaper
Vision plans and eye exams - Clintonnc
Many employers provide a vision plan as one of the healthcare options in their benefit plan. The problem arises when there is an underlying medical problem related to the eyes such as cataracts, glaucoma or other conditions. In many cases the vision plan ...
Local pharmacy synchronizing prescriptions to help assist customers - Clintonnc
The goal of one local pharmacy is to help the residents of Sampson County manage their prescriptions, resulting in a healthier lifestyle for the customer. Clinton Drug Company has launched a new initiative called SyncRX, a free service that helps ensure ...
Lynching is no laughing matter - Clintonnc
Every now and the, something happens to remind us that we, as a nation, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we have to fulfilling America’s promise of true equality and justice for all. The most recent reminder of our country’s ...
Boykin prepares for USA Basketball tryout - Clintonnc
Clinton's Mikayla Boykin, flanked by her dad Tim and grandmother, Mary, is ready to get back on the court and compete for a spot on the U16 USA National Team. Boykin is one of 33 invitees who will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado in May for trials.
We’ve been here before - Clintonnc
It looks like the 2016 presidential race has started. (I know, I know, it’s just Spring in 2015.) Various polls are already out proclaiming the frontrunners for their party’s nomination. The potential candidates are already spending lots of time in ...
Clinton native shares tale of Titanic - Clintonnc
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. Williams is the author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwell’s Story of Survival.
Garden workshop among many activities held at center - Clintonnc
Greetings to all! Oh what beautiful weather we have been having lately. I love it. All the colors, new growth, the greenery… let us see God’s mighty hand of art. What a mighty God we serve that he can change the season, the weather, and calm the waves ...
Learn how to live healthier at free Wayne Memorial event - Clintonnc
“Eat, Move, LiveWell” is the topic of a free event March 31 that will include a healthy cooking demonstration by one of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s registered dietitians and a panel discussion featuring local physicians and individuals who have changed ...
Clinton City awaits state numbers for budget - Clintonnc
Like other school districts throughout the state, Clinton’s school officials are waiting to see what’s coming down the pike when it comes to state funding. Clyde Locklear Jr., finance director for Clinton City Schools, presented a budget update to the ...
Jackson introduces bill to amend indecent exposure law - Clintonnc
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 private ...
Body found; probe under way - Clintonnc
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 incident ...
Clinton tennis sweeps West Bladen - Clintonnc
Clinton traveled to Dublin Wednesday afternoon to take on West Bladen in a pivotal Four County Conference match. After dropping a disappointing non-conference match to East Duplin on Monday the Dark Horses were looking to rebound against the Knights and ...
Sutton takes oath - Clintonnc
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 Parsons ...
Farm Bill great step forward for NC ag - Clintonnc
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 of ...
Dairy Queen joins Chamber - Clintonnc
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 ice ...