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3 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Town of Harrells Chamber's Member of Week

The Chamber's Member of the Week is the Town of Harrells, located in the southern part of beautiful Sampson County.

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Related Topix: Harrells, NC

9 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

All-day budget affair averted5:08 pm | 0

Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentThe Sampson County Board of Commissioners met for all of 35 minutes Wednesday morning, eschewing an all-day budget workshop to consider a 5 percent across-the-board cut for a 4.5-cent tax increase.

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18 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

In suprise move, county adopts budget9:38 am | 0

Sampson County's Board of Commissioners adopted, 3-2, a 2014-15 budget this morning in a surprise move that shocked those there expecting to discuss 5 percent across-the-board cuts to departmental budgets.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Bonney: Cuts would run deep

As people of all ages quietly strolled though the J.C. Holliday Library in Clinton and used computers, library director Heather Bonney sat in her office and recalled a moment when she supplied someone with books about resumes and job hunting.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Clinton, NC, Newton Grove, NC, Roseboro, NC

The Sampson Independent

County schools to research activity fleet3:52 pm | 0

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentHerb Sanderson, director of transportation for Sampson County Schools, discusses the bus fleet with Board of Education members Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Simpson, NC

The Sampson Independent

Pianist to perform free concert2:38 pm | 0

Music lovers are in for a treat next week when two musicians will bring their talents to Clinton for what is being called a special performance.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC, Roseboro, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Duke Energy cleaning up on South Herritage

While focus is placed on electrical deliberations between Kinston and Duke Energy, the company is working on another matter in the city.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Roseboro, NC

The Sampson Independent

United Way eyes another 'Outstanding' bountyJuly 21st | 0

Nancy Carr/United WayChefs Debbie Valenti, Patty Tarr and Trey Cummings work hard and have fun while helping plate chef Joanie Babcock's main course, rosemary roasted pork loin, during last year's 'Outstanding in Our Fields' fundraising dinner.

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Related Topix: Harrells, NC, Dining, Clinton, NC, Faison, NC

The Daily Advance

Patrick Gannon: Consistent plan for tax incentives is hard to find

For a couple of years now, we've heard that the Republicans who control the General Assembly want to stop "picking winners and losers" and eliminate as many of the tax credits, loopholes, special exemptions and other incentives as possible from the state's tax code.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Sampson Independent

Preparedness exercise: Contaminated waterJuly 18th | 0

There is a saying that every disaster not only begins, but ends locally. Local first responders have always recognized this and train constantly to be as prepared as possible.

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The Sampson Independent

Why aren't people better?July 18th | 0

It was a question for which I didn't have a good answer. We were coming back from Greenville after an East Carolina football game a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Mount Olive, NC, Clinton, NC, Opinion

The Sampson Independent

Overcoming generations of inequalityJuly 18th | 0

My great-grandfather Cato Sutton, at 14 in 1864, was an eyewitness to the closing months of the Civil War.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Andrew's Chapel Church disbanded

Iris Goodwin and Ann Pate, area citizens concerned about the disbanding of Andrew's Chapel, are viewed on the porch.

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Related Topix: Edgecombe County, NC, Duplin County, NC, Pop/Rock, America, Gamewell, NC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Mount Olive Tribune, Mount Olive, NC

Duplin tax hike protests continue, budget passes 3-2

Gary Davis of the River Landing community in Duplin County protested a proposed tax increase for a second time on Monday night in front of the Duplin County Board of Commissioners.

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Related Topix: Tax

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Sampson Independent

E911 at the ready

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentA Teletypewriter system inside the 911 Center of the Sampson County Emergency Management building is available to help individuals with hearing problems.

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The Sampson Independent

A move to statewide paving leaves Sampson in dust

Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentKeith Road, located off Roseboro Highway, will be paved this coming year and could be the last unpaved road in Sampson to see work for years after a new law has replaced county-by-county paving with a statewide priority list.

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The Sampson Independent

Search is on for Lindsay historyJuly 17th | 0

The Lindsay family history is interesting, mysterious, and stonewalling, and it is the next challenge I'm preparing to take.

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The Sampson Independent

Camp Lead-Up coming soon

In a few weeks, Marcus Bass is looking forward to a group of local students making a trip to explore an abundance of future opportunities.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Kids, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina State University

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Answering the call

During the call, she continues to ask important questions to help someone suffering from chest pains.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Vann Crossroads, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Mount Olive Tribune, Mount Olive, NC

Duplin tax hike protests continue, budget passes 3-2

Gary Davis of the River Landing community in Duplin County protested a proposed tax increase for a second time on Monday night in front of the Duplin County Board of Commissioners.

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Related Topix: Tax

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