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There's no excuse for not voting in this year's primary election. There are ample times to handle any excuse that might come up for not voting between next Thursday, April 24, and the May 6 primary.
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Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentE-cigs are a growing threat in Sampson County, health officials have warned, and Ernest Watts with the Tobacco Free Living Lead from the Community Transformation Grant Project speaks to that during a Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinians about the dangers.
A Sunday afternoon crackdown on child support offenders has rounded up 14 Sampson residents who were taken into custody for the offenses.
Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentThe Sampson Board of Commissioners gathered to hear budget presentations Tuesday evening during its final departmental workshop this year leading up to budget deliberations.
Paul Beard and his family need your help. So, too, does those closest to Buddy Myers.
S herry Matthews/Sampson IndependentSampson County Schools superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy tells school board membersat a work session Tuesday that it's necessary to move forward with approval of the teacher contract and bonus pay selection because 'right now it is the law and we must follow it.'
Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentSampson Department of Social Services director Sarah Bradshaw gives a report Tuesday on the department, which is experiencing massive caseloads and a glitchy statewide automated system that has compounded matters.
Dwight Williams takes the oath of office, administered by Clerk of Court Norman Wayne Naylor Wednesday afternoon, making him the newest Republican member of the Sampson County Board of Elections.
N.C. Department of Public Safety officials say that the resignation of agency Chief Operating Officer Ellis Boyle is unrelated to the ongoing investigation into the unexpected death of an inmate last month .
There's something wild and wonderful going on at Hobbton High School, and we urge everyone looking for something entertaining to do this weekend to venture down U.S. 701 to the school's auditorium and take a gander at what's being offered.
Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentSenior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons praises the Board of Commissioners for addressing the security needs at local court facilities swiftly following his January mandate.
Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentMembers of a local Multi-Disciplinary Team address the Sampson County Board of Commissioners earlier this week.
Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentCounty commissioner Billy Lockamy, in speaking for an Animal Control Ordinance approved Monday by the board, said it will allow for more enforcement where it has been 'needed all along.'