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13 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Closer to a sales tax option7:16 am

Sampson is one step closer to having a quarter-cent sales tax option on the November ballot with last week's Senate approval of House Bill 1224, which offers an avenue toward revenue but calls for a sales tax cap and limits how revenues can be spent.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC

15 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Lend your support if you can6:31 am

Backed by the Roseboro Fire Department and such staunch business sponsors as Ford of Clinton, the event, featuring the vocals of Amanda Daughtry, will kick off at Sampson's Agri-Exposition Center at 7 p.m. This is far more than a concert, it is an effort to help save the lives of those in the small western Sampson County town and communities ... (more)

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Related Topix: Roseboro, NC, Clinton, NC, Salemburg, NC, Plain View, NC, Turkey, NC, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Second Sampson Perspective Sept. 3July 31st

Immigration reform in relation to seasonal farm workers, federal regulatory environment effects on businesses, the marketplace fairness act in relation to small internet retailers, education system, voter ID, and much more was all discussed at last year's first ever Sampson Perspective.

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The Sampson Independent

A taxing effort7:15 am

Sampson IndependentAssistant tax administrator Cindy Cottle looks over one of many spreadsheets on her desk Wednesday.

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The Sampson Independent

Sheriff's office recovers firearms7:01 am

Sampson County Sheriff's investigators have played a pivotal role in recovering evidence that could be linked to the arrest of members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization believed responsible for the kidnapping of a South Carolina man earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Murray to bid schools goodbye to schools9:31 pm

Jackie Murray receives recognition from Clinton City Board of Education chairman Jason Walters after many years of service to the school system.Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentJackie Murray receives recognition from Board President Jason Walters after many years of service to Clinton City Schools.

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The Sampson Independent

County schools pick new leaders7:01 am

Sampson IndependentSampson County Board of Education member Dewain Sinclair, left, was selected as chairman, while Sonya Powell, right, was chosen as the next vice chairwoman.

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The Sampson Independent

Reason to celebrate? Not really6:30 am

Sampson County finally has a budget, but before anyone breaks out the champagne and begins the celebration, residents should consider what actually happened and how long it took to get where we are now, with a 4.5 cent tax hike and very little else to show for it.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Crimewatch2:39 pm

Bond $3,000; court date Aug. 5. 7/28 - Vernon Donald Hicks, 53, 402 Weeks St., Clinton, failure to appear on charge of habitual larceny.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC, Autryville, NC, Godwin, NC, Newton Grove, NC

News Observer

Democrats bring out their rainmaker for Rains

Democrats are bringing out their big gun – former Gov. Jim Hunt – in an effort to flip the state Senate's 10th District.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Autryville, NC, Duplin County, NC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Northern Sampson road closed for bridge repairs3:16 pm

Yet another bridge is closed in Sampson County due to maintenance, this one in the northern end of the county near Dunn.

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Related Topix: Dunn, NC

The Sampson Independent

At long last a budget6:46 pm

Commissioners Jarvis McLamb, Albert Kirby and Harry Paker joined Jefferson Strickland and Billy Lockamy in adopting a 2014-15 budget with a 4.5 cent tax hike Monday night.

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The Sampson Independent

Threat leads to arrest of

A 26-year-old Sampson County man learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to take your frustration out on a magistrate, particularly if threats are involved.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

The Sampson Independent

Sampson seeing rise in whooping cough cases11:43 am

Several counties in North Carolina have seen increases in the number of whooping cough cases, also known as Pertussis, over the past few months.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Common Cold, Health, Vaccinations

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Reflections of Clinton's past

Mr. Floyd Rawls, wearing the bow tie, stands with others in front of his Wall Street jewelry store, ca.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC, New Hanover County, NC, Wilmington, NC, Brunswick, NC

The Sampson Independent

Subway comes to Harrells7:30 am

Deloris Fennell watched as fresh vegetables were spread across her cold cut sub, before it was wrapped up and placed in a sack.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Potatoes, Garland, NC, Clinton, NC, Harrells, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Bridge repairs close Sampson roads7:15 am

Sampson County residents can expect deal with two bridge closures, and thus portions of the roads where they are located, over the next few months, one a temporary closure for repairs and a second for a complete bridge replacement.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Sampson Independent

1 in custody; 1 on loose after home invasion8:04 pm

One Garland man is in custody and another still on the loose after a home invasion in the southern Sampson County town early this morning.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC

The Sampson Independent

Taking the oath7:00 pm

Dan Grubb/SCCSampson County Assistant Clerk of Court Tammy Cashwell administers the Sampson Community College Oath of Office to newly-appointed and reappointed trustees, SGA president Tracy Kirkland, Chris Fann; Nash Johnson, and Pat Jones, as SCC President Dr. Paul Hutchins looks on during a Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month.

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The Sampson Independent

Lindsay reunion Sunday4:23 pm

The attached picture was made in October 1908 and is a celebration of John DeVane Lindsay's 72nd birthday.

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