Located in Clinton, N.C., The Sampson Independent is a daily newspaper that acts as a source of news and advertising in the Sampson county area. The various sections of the newspaper include crime news, sports, entertainment, business, lifestyles, opinions, weather updates and classifieds. The Sampson Independent features cartoons, horoscopes and special section for children in each of its issues. The site provides an online search tool for new and pre-owned automobiles, employment opportunities, auctions, real estates and mortgage options. The Sampson Independent is operated by Heartland Publications, which publishes various community newspapers in the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia and Oklahoma.