NEWS


Passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being close...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Ohio man’s controversial ‘Zombie Nativity’ vandalized

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the “Zombie Nativity” scene he puts up annually, beheading the g...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Look out! Woman tries to run over decorating ex

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman’s car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boy...

December 8th, 2016 |  


NCDA&CS announces healthy corner store funding; application deadline is Dec. 31

RALEIGH – Corner stores have until Dec. 31 to apply for funding that is meant to provide healthier food options for those living in food deserts...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Schools monthly meeting rescheduled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education has rescheduled its December monthly board meeting.Originally planned for Monday, Dec. 12, ...

December 8th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


2:02 pm |    
Twins visit UNC-Chapel Hill

East Bladen boys late gettings started on the hardcourt

ELIZABETHTOWN — After a delay of nearly a month, the East Bladen boys varsity basketball team will finally got to full strength this week.With t...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles knock off Word of God, 39-31

Lady Eagles knock off Word of God, 39-31

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles broke open a close game in the third quarter and got a trio of three-pointers from Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson ...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Eagles lose a heart-breaker in final minute to South Columbus, 42-41

VINEGAR HILL — The back and forth nail-biter, easily worthy of a Class 2-A championship game rather than a third-rounder, came down to a single ...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Eagles set for rematch with South Columbus in playoffs

ELIZABETHTOWN — For one team on Friday night, it will be the other bookend that brackets the 2016 season. For the other, a berth in the Class 2-...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Scott, Moore-Peterson lead Lady Eagles to win

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen’s girls opened Tuesday’s non-conference game with visiting East Columbus by scoring the first 16 points ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Lady Eagles thump St. Pauls; boys fall

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen coach Patty Evers’ patented pesky defense was on full display Monday when St. Pauls visited for a non-conferen...

November 29th, 2016 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Research shows that most Americans gain from 2 to 4 pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. We can always count on the holi...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

When it comes to cooking and preparing meals, more and more Americans are opting for convenience. Americans spend half of their food budget away from ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

It’s hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is here again. I usually start getting calls about cooking turkeys about this time, so I though I woul...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 24 food establishments

Bladen County Health Department inspects 24 food establishments

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 24 inspections of food establishments throughout the county during the ...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Bladen County to host free Pesticide Collection Day

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Extension Office, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticid...

November 5th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

The link between diet and health is important. Food alone cannot make you healthy. But good eating habits, based on variety and moderation, can help k...

November 4th, 2016 |  


OPINION


11:11 am |    
Why fake news is dangerous
Cooper faces a pivotal choice

Cooper faces a pivotal choice

In what direction will North Carolina go under a Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper, and a Republican General Assembly? There are three possibiliti...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Let’s modify the Electoral College

The debate has started again as to whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Burr vistory deserves spotlight

Burr vistory deserves spotlight

During the fall campaign in North Carolina, the presidential and gubernatorial races captured most of the attention. That was understandable. But the ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Rouzer applauds support of military

The National Defense Authorization Act conference report passed (Friday) ensures our military and service members have the necessary resources to prov...

December 4th, 2016 |  


Obama goessoft talking ofFidel Castro

A lot more sand will have to fall in the hourglass before there can be a fair judgment of Barack Obama’s presidency, but what can be said with c...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Kuraray gives back to the region

Kuraray gives back to the region

FAYETTEVILLE — Kuraray America Inc. recently donated $10,000 to the Second Harvest Foodbank in Fayetteville in response to recent damage caused ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


SBA offers disaster assistance to residents of Bladen County

WASHINGTON–U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweetissued the following statement after the announcement of the Pr...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Bobby Taylor Oil Company shows appreciation for customers

Bobby Taylor Oil Company shows appreciation for customers

ELIZABETHTOWN — Rain didn’t dampen the Customer Appreciation Day hosted by Bobby Taylor Oil Company on U.S. 701 South in Elizabethtown. Th...

September 30th, 2016 |  


Hermine not thwarting downtown Elizabethtown labor day Weekend Sidewalk Sale

Hermine not thwarting downtown Elizabethtown labor day Weekend Sidewalk Sale

ELIZABETHTOWN — Tropical Storm Hermine didn’t do much to deter folks from coming out for Elizabethtown’s annual Labor Day Sidewalk S...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


Morrisey appointed to Local Government Federal Credit Union Eastern Sandhills Advisory Council

LUMBERTON — Local Government Federal Credit Union recently announced the addition of Marion Morrisey to its Eastern Sandhills Advisory Council, ...

August 30th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA