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Emereau:Bladen holds groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday

Applications for local scholarships are available

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Master Gardeners, along with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Bladen County Center, awards two $500 sc...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Terrific Kids

Terrific Kids

March Terrific Kid Gift Certificate WinnerPictured with Bladenboro Primary School principal Deborah Guyton is Cole Dowless, fourth grader who was the ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Rabies clinic scheduled in Bladen County

In Bladen County, the owners of dogs and cats which have not been vaccinated in accordance with the law are subject to a civil penalty of $200The pet ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


County unveils plans to boost economic development

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Charles Ray Peterson is hopeful that plans being put in place over the past two months will...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Troopers charge 2 women in fight over shoveled parking spot

ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) — State troopers have charged two Pennsylvania women with disorderly conduct for a hair-pulling fight that erupted over a newl...

March 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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East, West back in action
Galot Motorsports Park ready to burn some rubber

Galot Motorsports Park ready to burn some rubber

Tires will be squealin’, cameras will be rolling and spectators just might find themselves part of the action as reality TV makes its way to eas...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Knights knock off WRH, 5-3

DUBLIN — West Bladen won its fourth straight Four County Conference game and sixth overall on Wednesday when the Knights got a three-hitter from...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Lady Knights pound Pender, 12-1

Lady Knights pound Pender, 12-1

BURGAW — The Lady Knights walloped two home runs, put 12 runs on the board over the first three innings and came home with a 12-1 Four County Co...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Roundup: West rallies for win; Lady Eagles win on pitch; Lady Eagles’ rally falls short

BURGAW — The Knights dug themselves a 3-0 hole on the road Tuesday against Pender County, but rallied for a 5-4 Four County Conference win.West ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Big inning lifts East Bladen past Trask, 14-6

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen plated nine runs in the fourth inning on Tuesday to erase a three-run deficit and coasted to a 14-6 Four County Conf...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles nip Pender, 1-0

BURGAW – East Bladen scored on a penalty kick and nipped Pender County on Friday, 1-0.The win improves the Lady Eagles to 5-1 overall, 1-1 in th...

March 18th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


New family nurse practitioner begins at Bladen County Health Department

New family nurse practitioner begins at Bladen County Health Department

ELIZABETHTOWN — After a diligent search process, officials with the Bladen County Health Department announced the arrival of Carol Butler, famil...

March 6th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 31 local food establishments

Bladen County Health Department inspects 31 local food establishments

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 31 inspections of local food establishments in February.Following are t...

March 5th, 2017 |  


How to work a hectic lunch on-the-go

How to work a hectic lunch on-the-go

March is National Nutrition Month and a good time to re-think some of our eating habits. Take time this month to look at your eating patterns and begi...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


SeHealth honors employees for service

SeHealth honors employees for service

LUMBERTON — One hundred and twenty-five employees were honored Thursday, March 2, at Southeastern Health’s (SeHealth) annual service award...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Johnson and Dixon are united in marriage

Johnson and Dixon are united in marriage

Farrah L. Johnson and Javon G. Dixon were married July 23, 2016, at The Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington. The Rev. James T. McDowell officiated the ...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospital

ROME (AP) — Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, th...

February 27th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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The debate over a flag

Raising themajority agemakes sense

North Carolina has always fancied itself among the more progressive Southern states, but for every step forward there seems to have been an unnecessar...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Stop buying pork now

As a small grain and pork producer for 40 years, since 1955, there have been many changes through the years in food. Today, there are people who do no...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Courts must rise to the challenge

Courts must rise to the challenge

Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping at the mall? When...

March 20th, 2017 |  


A country without borders

I don’t get it … what’s the logic of not protecting our borders and controlling immigration? What’s so wrong with our presiden...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Fulfilling Medicaid’s original promise

Fulfilling Medicaid’s original promise

Should the federal government treat able-bodied adults better than the disabled or elderly?When President Lyndon B. Johnson first signed Medicaid into...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Council membershould be moreprofessional

Whether the town of Bladenboro opts to use inmate labor down the road is an issue the town’s council will need to work out, probably at its Apri...

March 17th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

PARIS (Reuters) — France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the...

February 16th, 2017 |  


ELIZABETHTOWN — In the wake of Hurricane Matthew in October and the community outreach being performed by the Bladen Crisis Food Pantry, officia...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

IRVING, Texas (AP) — 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Eastpointe to consolidate with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services recently announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent to consolidate operations with Cardinal Innovat...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Sanderson Farms opens new facility in St. Pauls

ST. PAULS – Sanderson Farms recently opened a new $155 million processing plant and wastewater treatment facility in St. Pauls.This new 180,000-...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Bladenboro Eye Clinic joins Triangle Visions Optometry

LUMBERTON — Triangle Visions Optometry announced Tuesday the acquisition of Dr. Donald Helms Bladenboro Eye Clinic of Bladenboro. Due to the tra...

January 10th, 2017 |  


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