NEWS


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Statewide recognition

Bus-driver training class to be held

ELIZABETHTOWN — A a bus-driver training session has been scheduled for all non-certified staff which began employment as of July 1, 2005, and ha...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Five arrested on drug charges

Five arrested on drug charges

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladebn County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethtown Police Department recently concluded a six-month joint operation tha...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Today is National HIV Testing Day.HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodef...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Dublin Scout Hut continues to evolve

Dublin Scout Hut continues to evolve

DUBLIN — Members of Dublin Scout Troop 622 can rest easy now, knowing that they’re protected from above. From directly above, that is. The...

June 27th, 2016 |  


McCrory cracks down on drunk boating

McCrory cracks down on drunk boating

CONCORD — Governor Pat McCrory was joined by students, teachers, elected officials and Sheyenne Marshall’s family today at Cox Mill High S...

June 27th, 2016 |  


July 4 holiday closings announced

Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Fourth of July holiday on Monday.Those include:— All federal cou...

June 27th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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SPORTS BRIEFS …
The girls are back in town

The girls are back in town

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH —- Girls will take center stage during the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, the popular surf event scheduled for Aug. 19-21...

June 28th, 2016 updated: June 28th, 2016. |  


SCOREBOARD

RACING***Dublin Motor SpeedwaySaturday’s results***Ultimate Super Late Model Series1) #22F Chris Ferguson2) #22 GR Smith3) #1 Willie Milliken4) ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


West Bladen nips St. Pauls in slugfest, 16-15

DUBLIN — With their head coach attending the wake for Freedom Christian Academy softball coach Eddie Dees, who passed away recently after a batt...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Seven wildlife officers graduate from training

Seven wildlife officers graduate from training

RALEIGH — Seven cadets, including one assigned to Bladen County, were sworn in as wildlife officers by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission a ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Region 4 finishes fourth at State Games

RALEIGH —After a quick start to the Powerade State Games softball competition, the Region 4 team that included West Bladen’s Alanna Ludlum...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Knights edge Whiteville, 5-4, in Dixie Youth Pre-Majors

DUBLIN –Trent West pitched six stellar innings for West Bladen, but it took his seventh-inning RBI single to give the Knights a 5-4 win over vis...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


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FOR BETTER LIVING
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Ruan, Wilkes are married
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FOR BETTER LIVING
FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Gardens will soon be overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes, bright green peppers and string beans. Farmers’ markets will be piled high with fresh...

June 10th, 2016 |  


LCFH plans grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will begin the first in a series of free, 90-minute grief workshops, Understanding grief and loss. It wi...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Lewis’ 85th gets surprise birthday party

Lewis’ 85th gets surprise birthday party

The Lewis Building played host to a special surprise birthday celebration on Sunday, May 29.Kathryn Lewis was given an 85th birthday party by her fami...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Health department inspects 37 locations

Health department inspects 37 locations

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 37 inspections of food-service locations during the month of May.Follow...

June 5th, 2016 |  


LCFH receives grant from Operation Round Up

Lower Cape Fear Hospice recently received a $3,500 grant from Four County Electric Membership Corporation’s Operation Round Up TRUST Fund.The gr...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

My favorite vegetable is definitely yellow summer squash. Squashes are members of the gourd family, which also includes watermelons, cucumbers, muskme...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Let that old flag wave
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Restore freedom in N.C.

Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing near signs that ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Mission trip rewarding again

Mission trip rewarding again

Exactly what I did to deserve being called a heifer three times (once was a double-heifer!) and forced to mop an entire church fellowship hall —...

June 24th, 2016 |  


It’s time to letLennon Lacyrest in peace

It is our sincere hope that Lennon Lacy may now rest in peace and that his family and friends can allow the grieving process to lead to the healing th...

June 24th, 2016 |  


For those eligible, voting should be easy

For those eligible, voting should be easy

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primar...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


We were never in Kansas

We were never in Kansas

As the general election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and North Carolina ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


School reform is good economics

School reform is good economics

Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom line: i...

June 20th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Changing signs

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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