NEWS


Aspiring nun crowdfunds to pay off $12K student loan debt

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Runaways used tractor to break into school building

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three runaways used a large tractor to smash through the wall of a California school building, then went i...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


God’s saving, redeeming, freeing, amazing grace

God’s saving, redeeming, freeing, amazing grace

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.” Of co...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Museum puts early presidents’ hair on display

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump’s gravity-defying hair has generated plenty of attention, but have you seen George Washington’s?You...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Police seize pet python from passenger train

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (Reuters) - A pet python called ‘Bread’ was confiscated by New South Wales Police on Wednesday after the snake&...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Presidential palace bans playing of ‘Pokemon Go’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials have banned the playing of “Pokemon Go” from the presidential palace.Hastily printed ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Kudos to NASCAR, Earnhardt
Kudos to NASCAR, Earnhardt

Kudos to NASCAR, Earnhardt

I have been around race cars drivers for a long time. And in that time I have learned a lot of things about dudes that like to drive fast. Number one ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


SCOREBOARD

RACING***Dublin Motor SpeedwaySaturday’s results****Late Model1) #13 Brian Strickland2) #32 Daulton Wilson3) #8 Travis Hair4) #36 Jeremy Cumbee5...

July 18th, 2016 |  


West Bladen Knights earn Sportsmanship Award from Dixie Youth Pre-Majors State Tournament

West Bladen Knights earn Sportsmanship Award from Dixie Youth Pre-Majors State Tournament

DUBLIN — West Bladen’s Dixie Youth Pre-Majors summer baseball team lost out on a chance to advance to it fourth straight World Series afte...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Knights ousted from Dixie Youth Pre-Majors state tournament

LELAND — The streak is over. There will be no four-peat.West Bladen’s three straight Dixie Youth Pre-Majors state championship run came to...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Look out for Keselowski and his Penske Racing team

Look out for Keselowski and his Penske Racing team

This season, we have spent a whole lot of time talking about the Gibbs’ Toyotas (plus Martin Truex Jr., who let’s be honest, drives for th...

July 12th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Huggins, Ritchie wed in May
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FOR BETTER LIVING
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FOR BETTER LIVING
COMMUNITY CALENDAR …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR …

July 15— Christmas in July, sponsored by the Bladen County Extension and Community Association, will take place in the Powell-Melvin Ag Center f...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Bladen County officials urging pets get vaccinated against rabies

Bladen County officials urging pets get vaccinated against rabies

ELIZABETHTOWN — Only two cases of rabies have been confirmed in Bladen County this year, which is well below the six cases confirmed in 2015, an...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers free healthcare decisions clinic

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a Begin the Conversation clinic about end-of-life and healthcare decisions. It will be from 1 ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 46 food sites

Bladen County Health Department inspects 46 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — With the start of the summer season at White Lake, the Bladen County Health Department was kept busy in June with 46 inspections...

July 10th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

The peach has been one of the most popular fruits since ancient times. There are many varieties of peaches, and except for a few, most varieties are n...

July 8th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Freezing is one of the simplest and least time-consuming ways to preserve foods at home.Freezing does not sterilize food. The extreme cold simply reta...

July 1st, 2016 |  


OPINION


The children of summers past

Looking back to the fifties, or sixties White Lake wasn’t considered much of a resort, resort; really it was simply a family gathering place. Bu...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Incentives for future journalists

Incentives for future journalists

Warning to all Bladen County students … now is a very good time to cover your eyes.No peeking … you won’t be happy with the next sen...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Two issuesshow niceteamwork

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners has been called to the principal’s office a few times over the past several months for a variety of rea...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


High school football season looms

We are on the cusp of another high school football season, and this one will be the last — at least for a while — that our Bladen County t...

July 21st, 2016 |  


No-vacationnation strainsworkers, economy

If your idea of a vacation is watching a live-stream of the sun setting along the beach from an iPhone app, stand in line.Or, actually, sit behind a d...

July 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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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 |  


Lu Mil Vineyard hosts Greater Tomato Sandwich Day

Lu Mil Vineyard hosts Greater Tomato Sandwich Day

DUBLIN — Lu Mil Vineyard put its patented grapes aside for a few hours Saturday and allowed the tomato to take center stage for the first-ever G...

April 30th, 2016 |  


Four County EMC officials honored

Four County EMC officials honored

BURGAW — Two members of the Board of Directors from Four County Electric Membership Corporation have been recognized for their years of service ...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Council man among those honored by UPS

CHARLOTTE — United Postal Service recently announced that 67 elite drivers from North Carolina are among 1,613 newly inducted worldwide into the...

March 8th, 2016 |  


Directors earn gold credentials

Directors earn gold credentials

BURGAW — The first co-op board in the state, Four County EMC’s entire Board of Directors recently attained their Director Gold credential ...

February 25th, 2016 |  


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