NEWS


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Emereau spreading its charter school wings

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently received 38 applications for new public charter schools to open in the fa...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH CALENDAR

Sept. 23— Martin Chapel AME Zion Church of Elizabethtown will host “Women on the Move” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. each day. Specia...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Public forums scheduled for Coastal Crescent Trail

Friends of the Mountains to Seal Trail is inviting the public to attend forums dedicated to planning the future of the Coast Crescent Trail across Bla...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


State of emergency declared in Charlotte

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. upon the request of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief K...

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


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sept. 24— A barbecue plate fundraiser to benefit Mr. and Mrs. Dave Pyatte will be sponsored by Center Road Baptist Church in the Community Build...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Lizard adds to Formula One’s track menagerie

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Formula One acquired an exotic addition to its list of wildlife hazards on Saturday after a large monitor lizard wandered onto t...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Eagles hope to avoid fumblitis against Midway

Eagles hope to avoid fumblitis against Midway

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen football coach Robby Priest has spent the past few days looking for ways to get his ball carriers not to let go of t...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Banged-up Knights to face undefeated Union on Friday

Banged-up Knights to face undefeated Union on Friday

DUBLIN — As if having an undefeated Union High team coming to The Castle on Friday to open the Four County Conference schedule isn’t enoug...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Tuesday roundup: Eagles win soccer shootout to knock off Pender; Lady Eagles ace West in tennis; Lady Knights fall in volleyball

BURGAW –East Bladen, facing almost certain loss in its Four County Conference soccer match at Pender County on Tuesday, scored a goal in the las...

September 21st, 2016 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS

Bowlers sought for two leagues***LUMBERTON — Looking for something fun to do? Why not join a bowling league?The Green Pins League at Lumberton B...

September 20th, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


LIFE


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Davis, Walker to wed in December
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McKoy celebrates 90 years

McKoy celebrates 90 years

LUMBERTON — Leatrice McKoy of Elizabethtown celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 27, 2016, with family and friends at Fuller’s Old-Fashion...

September 15th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Do your children or grandchildren come home after school hungry and ready to eat anything in sight? Rather than let them fill up on chips and cookies,...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Dementia workshop to be held in Pembroke

PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments will be hosting a Dementia Capable North Carolina Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13.The workshop ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 29 food sites in August

Bladen County Health Department inspects 29 food sites in August

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 29 inspections of food-related sites during the month of August.Followi...

September 6th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Picky eating is very common among children. It usually means that they want to make some choices on their own. There is nothing wrong with picky eater...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Sodium is a part of everyone’s diet, but how much is too much? Under ideal conditions, the minimum sodium requirement is about 1,500 milligrams ...

August 26th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Clinton really only cares about herself

Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) was diagnosed with a contagious version of bacterial pneumonia.HRC’s diagnosis of contagious bacterial pneumonia pu...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Why, of all things, a snowflake?

I was sitting at a corner restaurant the other day looking out at the rush of traffic as the people went about their way. Some of them were coming, so...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Who wanted higher sales taxes?

Who wanted higher sales taxes?

North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on “working p...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Cowards aregiving clownsa bad name

Pranks aren’t relegated to just April Fool’s Day. They have been a part of the teenage (and beyond) culture around the world for decades &...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Scholar-athlete nominations urged

Scholar-athlete nominations urged

The partnership of Mountaire Farms and The Robesonian for the Scholar Athlete of the Month Award began in September 2009. Today the program includes h...

September 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Brainstorming session in Elizabethtown gets changed

Brainstorming session in Elizabethtown gets changed

ELIZABETHTOWN — Because of a scheduling conflict at the venue, the brainstorming session originally scheduled for Cape Fear Vineyard & Winer...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


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 |  


McDuffie now president of North Carolina Pest Management Association

McDuffie now president of North Carolina Pest Management Association

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from across the Southeast convened in Wrightsville Beach recently for the 2016 Ca...

July 28th, 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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA