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Biofuels plant seeks building permits

Biofuels maker Enviva is in the process of getting construction permits for wood pellet plants in Richmond and Sampson counties and one in South Carolina, company officials said last week.

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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Sampson Independent

SCC, Meth Task Force ice cream social upcoming

Ice cream will be just a part of a social event aimed at welcoming back Sampson Community College students while offering awareness of substance abuse and the local resources available to those who need them.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

Crescent-News.com

Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC, Iraq, World News, Middle East

FireHouse.com

Early Morning N.C. Fire Leaves Six Dead

Aug. 30--Six people died in a fire at a mobile home in Garland early Saturday morning, according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Garland, NC

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Sampson 4-H member attends NCACC Youth Summit

Pictured is Commissioner Jefferson Strickland with Haley stone at the Youth Summit.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

KSWO

6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

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Related Topix: Prison, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Air Accidents, Garland, NC

WTVG-TV Toledo

2 children among 6 killed in North Carolina fire

A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.

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KION 46

6 dead in N.C. mobile home fire

Firefighters in Clinton, North Carolina, discovered six bodies inside what remained of a mobile home that burned down early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Six dead in Sampson Co. mobile home fire

Six people are dead as a result of a mobile home fire in Sampson County early Saturday morning, investigators said.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

ABC News

6 Die in Fire at Eastern North Carolina Home

Sampson County deputies said in a news release that the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Saturday.

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WRAL.com

Housing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. - An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Couple more arrests on 'Tap'

The latest in an ongoing series of significant drug arrests by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office continued Thursday as two more "Double Tap" suspects were served felony charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Clinton, NC, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Medicine

The Sampson Independent

Bradshaw says goodbye to Extension

File photoAmanda Bradshaw, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, works with youth at the Prestage Round-Up 4H Livestock Show.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Family, Teenagers, Duplin County, NC, Warsaw, NC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Sampson Independent

Clinton woman faces drug charges

Yet more drug charges have been leveled this week, one a product of Operation Double Tap, the second the serving of warrants issued in Granville County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Clinton, NC, Granville County, NC

The Sampson Independent

County's strength in ag paves way to future

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Agriculture, Science, Cherokee, NC

The Sampson Independent

Prestage presents sign for airport

Pictured at the dedication of the new airport sign are: Kathy Vollert, NC Division of Aviation; Sampson County Commissioner Jefferson Strickland; Airport Authority member Jerol Kivett; Mayor Lew Starling, board chairman; Teddy St. Pierre, board member; Jim Naylor, Airport Fixed-Base Operator; Eagle Scout Billy Prestage; Joel Starling, county ... (more)

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Sampson Independent

September chock full of Chamber opportunities

With September just around the corner, we have many exciting opportunities quickly approaching.

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Related Topix: Mike McIntyre, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Richard Burr, US Senate, Republican, Downtown (Washington, DC)

The Sampson Independent

Crimewatch

Bond $1,000; court date Sept. 17. 8/26 - Bryan Alexander Goodman, 22, 201 Justice St., Roseboro, driving while license revoked, simple non-physical threat upon an officer, expired registration.

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

The Sampson Independent

Juvenile to be tried as adult

A 15-year-old will face murder and rape charges as an adult. That was the decision made today by Judge Sarah Seaton following a probable cause hearing in Sampson County District Court, where all juvenile matters are initially handled.

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Related Topix: Salemburg, NC

The Sampson Independent

Clinton man's name to Tap arrests

A 31-year-old Clinton man has become the latest individual taken into custody as part of the Sampson County Sheriff's Department's ongoing Operation Double Tap.

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Related Topix: Clinton, NC

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