NEWS


Christie calls Phillies fan bitter; mayor calls him a bully

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s mayor is coming to the city’s defense against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.The Republican gover...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Germany bans talking doll Cayla, citing security risk

BERLIN (Reuters) - A talking doll named Cayla has been banned by German authorities because the software inside her could be hacked, posing a security...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Bladenboro Middle releases honor rolls

Bladenboro Missle School has announced its honor roll fpr the second quarter.Fifth Grade— Superintendent’s List (96+): Mallory Bryan, Emme...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Ham operators talk with Rorarians

Ham operators talk with Rorarians

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club met on Wednesday and learned about amateur radio from operators J.T. Bryan and Mac MacCallum.Bryan...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Why don’t plants like winter?

“Cold Damage” is a catch-all phrase we use to explain a huge variety of plant problems that crop up often winter’s over. To protect ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Boaheng to speak at Bladen Community College

Boaheng to speak at Bladen Community College

DUBLIN — In celebration of cultural diversity, Bladen Community College will welcome Paul Boaheng, assistant professor of philosophy at Fayettev...

February 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip

Clinton stops East Bladen uprising, 84-50

BURGAW — After taking down the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the Four County Conference Tournament, No. 7 East Bladen had its heels cooled by No. 1 Clin...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Eagles upset West Bladen in OT, 83-80

BURGAW — No. 7 seed East Bladen fought back from an early 11-point deficit, draining 14 three-pointers, and upset No. 3 seed West Bladen in the ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Midway upends the Lady Eagles, 57-47

BURGAW — No. 3 seed Midway broke open a close contest with a 15-0 burst late in the third quarter and upset No. 2 seed East Bladen in the semifi...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Clinton whips the Lady Knights, 76-47

BURGAW –Clinton’s Mikayla Boykin put on a clinic Wednesday with a rare quadruple-double — 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles knock out Union, 54-34

ELIZABETHTOWN — Nobody would have guessed that Lady Eagles coach Patty Evers would be saying “survive and advance” after No. 2 seed ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Eagles upset Wallace-Rose Hill, 61-55

TEACHEY — It was the Four County Conference’s version of David vs. Goliath, and once again David won.East Bladen, seeded No. 7 in the conf...

February 15th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he wa...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Eastpointe approves consolidation with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services announced on Wednesday that its board of directors unanimously approved a consolidation agreement with Ca...

February 9th, 2017 |  


American Heart Month a good time to fight back

American Heart Month a good time to fight back

February is American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to scientific matters of the heart. Cardiovascular diseases, those diseases of the circu...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


LCFH offers no-cost grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop, “Supporting a Griever,” on Tuesday, March 14, from 3 ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


More fruits and vegetables for children

More fruits and vegetables for children

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” In America, a love for unhealthy foods, combined with a tendency to be sedentary, has led ...

January 26th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition that attracts nearl...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Is Farming a high-tech industry?

Is Farming a high-tech industry?

My paternal grandfather was a farmer in Ohio. He raised a variety of crops, but his “bread and butter” were hogs. In southwestern Ohio hog...

February 19th, 2017 |  


In support of our veterans

In support of our veterans

Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed dearly to pay freedom’s price and ensure our way of life. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines...

February 16th, 2017 |  


What is the real question?

National defense secretary Michael Flynn, questionably now retired or fired, claims a recollection problem. But is the question did he discuss sanctio...

February 16th, 2017 |  


DeVos attackers surrender high ground

DeVos attackers surrender high ground

The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discours...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Immigration ban not the answer

My grandfather, Albert Joseph Bialek, came to the United States from Poland in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm d...

February 13th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

IRVING, Texas (AP) — 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Eastpointe to consolidate with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services recently announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent to consolidate operations with Cardinal Innovat...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Sanderson Farms opens new facility in St. Pauls

ST. PAULS – Sanderson Farms recently opened a new $155 million processing plant and wastewater treatment facility in St. Pauls.This new 180,000-...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Bladenboro Eye Clinic joins Triangle Visions Optometry

LUMBERTON — Triangle Visions Optometry announced Tuesday the acquisition of Dr. Donald Helms Bladenboro Eye Clinic of Bladenboro. Due to the tra...

January 10th, 2017 |  


No-cost business seminars offered at BCC

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars to help you start the New Year with the following:&#...

January 4th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA