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10 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Why not vote early?April 17th | 0

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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Related Topix: Opinion

14 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Smoking E-cigs in SampsonApril 17th | 0

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.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Sneads Ferry, NC

14 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

Spare change pays for life-saving vestApril 17th | 0

Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentDemonstrating his new vest, K9 Bink is following commands issued by his handler Timmy Butler.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Roundup pulls in 14 child support o...

A Sunday afternoon crackdown on child support offenders has rounded up 14 Sampson residents who were taken into custody for the offenses.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

The Sampson Independent

Elections equipment means more county costs

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.

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The Sampson Independent

Helping families find closure, peaceApril 14th | 0

Paul Beard and his family need your help. So, too, does those closest to Buddy Myers.

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Related Topix: Roseboro, NC, Opinion

The Sampson Independent

I-40 stop lands 1 in jail

Cocaine trafficking charges were among several offenses leveled against a Duplin man following an I-40 stop over the weekend that included a brief foot chase before the incident ended.

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Related Topix: Magnolia, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Teacher plan, mastery program on county schools' radar

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.'

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The Sampson Independent

DSS challenges, caseloads causing stressed staffers5:15 pm | 0

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.

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The Sampson Independent

Family Dollar to close hundreds of ...

Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentThe Family Dollar in Garland, shown here just prior to opening, is just a few months old.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC, Clinton, NC, Harrells, NC, Newton Grove, NC, Faison, NC

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Aggie Pride a " changing a student's lifeApril 11th | 0

A group of us locals meet monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 900 College St. in Clinton.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC, Cherokee, NC, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Sampson Independent

NC Sec. of Commerce visits Sampson8:05 am | 0

Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependentNorth Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker talks about the value of agriculture, education and economic development during an early morning breakfast with local leaders Friday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Life, Food, Nutrition

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Williams takes Elections oathApril 9th | 0

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.

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Independent Weekly

DPS says top official's resignation unrelated to inmate death investigation

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 .

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The Sampson Independent

Support our youth, go see 'Seussical the Musical'April 9th | 0

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Arts, Theater, Opinion

The Sampson Independent

Junior Leadership shows off Sampson to teensApril 9th | 0

This week, the Clinton-Sampson Junior Leadership participants completed their 2013-14 Junior Leadership year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Newton Grove, NC, Clinton, NC

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Judge: Sampson people now safer

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.

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The Sampson Independent

A voice for the childrenApril 9th | 0

Chris Berendt/Sampson IndependentMembers of a local Multi-Disciplinary Team address the Sampson County Board of Commissioners earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Godwin, NC

The Sampson Independent

Animal ordinance approved

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.'

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Related Topix: Ferrets, Pets

ABC11

Two charged in killing of missing teen Danielle Locklear

The teen charged with killing 15-year-old Danielle Locklear, and dumping her body into a river, stood before a judge Wednesday in cuffs and a jumpsuit.

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