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From around the region
Rotary Club gets a lesson on law enforcement training

Rotary Club gets a lesson on law enforcement training

ELIZABETHTOWN — Training plays a vital and important role for any law enforcement officer and, on Wednesday, the members of the Elizabethtown Ro...

August 25th, 2016 |  


North Carolina one of worst 10 states to have a baby

What should you expect when you’re expecting? Besides the obvious — a bundle of joy, sleepless nights, and non-stop laundry — expect...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Troxler announces availability of agricultural grants

RALEIGH – The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-bas...

August 24th, 2016 |  


BCC Small Business Center offering no-cost classes

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering business seminars in September at no cost to the participants.“...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


AG Cooper offers tips to help families, teachers stock up for a new school year

RALEIGH — Shop wisely for back-to-school needs, Attorney General Roy Cooper encouraged North Carolina families and teachers as they get ready fo...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Home opener

Eagles hope to rebound against Whiteville

ELIZABETHTOWN — Only three times since 2004 have both East Bladen and Whiteville lost their season openers before facing each other in their ann...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Knights preparing for West Columbus

DUBLIN — The Knights will show off coach Todd Pait’s new offense and defense to West Bladen fans when they host West Columbus in their hom...

August 24th, 2016 |  


McGill, Caballero lift Eagles on the pitch

LAKE WACCAMAW — East Bladen got a hat trick from Brooks McGill and four assist from Grey Caballero en route to a 7-2 non-conference win over Eas...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Busch throws his team under the bus … again

Busch throws his team under the bus … again

I have been writing a NASCAR column in some form or another since 2002. That year, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman were rookies, Tony Stewart won his f...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Lady Knights ace West Columbus in tennis

CERRO GORDO — West Bladen’s girls tennis team traveled to Cerro Gordo on Monday and handed West Columbus a 9-0 non-conference loss.The Lad...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Pidgeon, Moore, defense lead Knights past South Rob

ROWLAND — James Moore rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Weston Pidgeon tossed a pair of touchdown passes to lead West Bladen ...

August 20th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Herring, Woodruff are wed
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FOR BETTER LIVING
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Dowless, Long to wed Oct. 15
Mitchell, McKoy to wed in September

Mitchell, McKoy to wed in September

LAKE WACCAMAW — Dena Mitchell, of Lake Waccamaw, and Cetrus McKoy, of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement. The couple is set to wed Septemb...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department issues tips on water safety

Subsequent to reports to Bladen County Health Department this summer of skin rashes from individuals recreating in White Lake, we are issuing this mes...

August 12th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

A daily walk is a wonderful way to maintain a healthy weight. A 30-45 minute walk can help to lower your stress level, improve your mood, boost your i...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Dr. Lanier tabbed medical director of Bladen Healthcare’s Emergency Department

Dr. Lanier tabbed medical director of Bladen Healthcare’s Emergency Department

ELIZABETHTOWN – Vicki Lanier, M.D., has been appointed Emergency Department medical director at Bladen Healthcare.Lanier originally joined Blade...

August 8th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Can high‑fiber diets really do all they claim to do? Studies have examined the relationship between high‑fiber diets and many diseases, in...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 22 food facilities

Bladen County Health Department inspects 22 food facilities

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 22 inspections of food-related facilities in July.Following are the res...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 6th, 2016. |  


OPINION


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A simpler, fairer tax code
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What color is homelessness?

Blackwater willbe a fantasticfinish to event

If you’ve somehow missed the first three versions of the 2016 Summer Sounds Concert Series, there is one last chance to come out and join in on ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Give some thought to Trump’s immigration policy

Democrats are saying Donald Trump has flip-flopped on immigration policy. Republicans are saying he has reversed his policy. Is there a difference?Tac...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Which economic plan will boost the economy?

Which economic plan will boost the economy?

I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with ...

August 19th, 2016 |  


A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A few years ago — 52 to be exact — a young boy spent the summer with his grandparents at their home in Upstate New York. It was a summer t...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Key piecesmiss out onbrainstorming

Bladen County Economic Development, with Executive Director Chuck Huestess guiding the process, held an important gathering on Monday, one aimed at br...

August 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


The Fayetteville Observer sold to GateHouse

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Publishing Co. has sold The Fayetteville Observer and other businesses to GateHouse Media LLC, the newspaper announc...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Changing signs

Changing signs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Danaher Company on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown recently officially had its sign changed to show the company’s n...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Hester earns his enrolled agent license

BLADENBORO — James Ronald Hester recently successfully completed the special enrollment exam governed by the Internal Revenue Service and passed...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Nagowski to speak at Bladen County Committee of 100’s annual meeting

Nagowski to speak at Bladen County Committee of 100’s annual meeting

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc. will hold its annual meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Grand Ba...

May 26th, 2016 |  


BCC offering free business seminars

DUBLIN – The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering free business seminars in June.They are:— The Top Ten Managemen...

May 26th, 2016 |  


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