I have several notifications that I'd like to clear out. I thought I would be able to simply slide the notification to one end of the screen to make it go away. For instance, one notification I have is informing me about the status of the pre-installed caller ID application. The notification is telling me my trial has ended. I never used it, but I'm unable to clear the notification without opening that notification and then closing the application.
To remove this specific hassle, go to the following:
Settings > Apps > All (swipe right to left) >Caller Name ID
Here, Force stop the application, then click on the Disable button. Reboot and celebrate.
I would also suggest using this option for other pieces of bloatware such as Amazon mp3, NFL Mobile, Audible, etc.