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2 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

County schools to examine Parks & Rec facility contract

The Sampson County Board of Education is asking school officials to take a second look at how the county's park and recreation department use their facilities.

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9 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Crimewatch

No bond; court date Aug. 29. 8/19 - Kevin Germaine Lee, 39, Frank Lane, Clinton, failure to comply/child support.

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

16 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Judge orders active time

Norman and Toni Smith draped one protective arm each around their 12-year-old son as all three listened to Superior Court Judge Doug Parsons sentence a Sampson County woman to active prison time for the role she played in injuring the mother and son during an October 2013 accident.

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20 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Biofuels company eyes Richmond County

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCTEnviva - a company that produces wood pellets like these for utility companies to use instead of burning coal - has proposed to build three new facilities in the region, including one in Richmond County.

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Related Topix: Richmond County, NC, Rockingham, NC, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Sampson Independent

County adds more arrests to Tap list

Another Sampson County resident has found himself in trouble with law enforcement courtesy of a nearly year-long undercover drug campaign that reached its pinnacle with raids that began just over a week ago and are continuing until some 100 individuals have been taken into custody.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Clinton, NC

The Sampson Independent

County schools may increase Driver's Ed fees

Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentSampson County Board of Education members are scheduled to make a decision about Driver's Education during their board meeting Monday night.

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The Sampson Independent

AA5's encore acts announced

Courtesy photoThe Malpass Brothers will be one of four acts performing as part of the 'Alive After Five Street Fair Main Stage Concert Series' in conjunction with October's Court Square Street Fair.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Clinton, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Four more in custody

A county SID agent holds a suspect at gunpoint while officers search a residence during the opening week of Operation Double Tap.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Autryville, NC, Clinton, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Closure to the crash

The mangled wreckage of the 1966 Mustang occupied by Douglas Vaughan and wife Elois 'Vonnie' Vaughan, their two young children, Pamela and Douglas Jr., and Vonnie's mother, Emma Elliott.

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Related Topix: Delway, NC

The Sampson Independent

SCC legacies moving on, but won't be forgotten

Larry Barnes and Betty Jo Faircloth. For more than two decades they were a part of every major decision made on the Sampson Community College campus.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Sampson Independent

One to be charged with kidnapping

A mother and her two children are returning home today unharmed after being abducted from their Sampson County residence in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and the man believed responsible for their kidnapping is in custody.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Ticket sales for UW feast 'outstanding'

An exclusive five-course farm to table dining experience featuring ingredients farmed in Sampson, prepared by its own chefs and whose proceeds will act benefit this community is again being extremely well-received.

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Related Topix: Dining, Agriculture, Science, Faison, NC, Autryville, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Fall reading book adventures at the library

Addie Hodges, team leader and children's librarian, is encouraging all children ages 5-12 to join her team to learn about medieval, mythology, NC ghosts, dancing and much, much, more! During the months of September, October, and November, Hodges said various activities have been planned at all Sampson County public libraries to challenge kids of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, Kids, Family

WRAL.com

School bus cameras poised to catch drivers who don't stop

Two school buses in each of North Carolina's 115 school districts will have cameras mounted on the outside to catch stop-arm violators, under a pilot program this year.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Third day, more arrests

Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependentSampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton watches as a member of his Special Investigation Division team covers an outside window at a Byrd Street home raided Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Clinton, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Sampson Independent

13 arrested on myriad drug offenses

Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependetByrd Street resident Larry Beamon sits handcuffed while officers search his residence.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Clinton, NC

The Sampson Independent

Get ready for fall

It seems as if the summer time has gone by pretty fast. We had rain in some places and very little in others.

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The Sampson Independent

4-H staff concludes summer workshop

The Sampson County Extension Office recently wrapped up its 4-H Summer Workshop, which involved 160 youth from axross Sampson County.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Sampson Independent

Crimewatch

Bond $2,000; court date Aug. 26. 8/11 - Jeremiah McNeal Bradsher, 34, 703 Raleigh Road, Clinton, failure to appear/child support.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC, Clinton, NC, Roseboro, NC

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Garland receives infrastructure grant

Town officials are looking forward to improving the town's gravity sewer lines and manholes, with the assistance of a $1.56 million grant leaders were notified they received just last week.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC, Environment, Science, Roseboro, NC, Clinton, NC, Autryville, NC

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