NEWS


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CHURCH CALENDAR
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District announces contest winners

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District awarded a pair of $500 scholarships to high-school seniors planning to attend colleg...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH CALENDAR

Feb. 25—The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. ​The food pantry, “From His Table...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Clinton farmers to head Pork Council’s board

RALEIGH – Mark Daughtry, a Clinton hog farmer and sow production manager for Prestage Farms, has been elected president of the North Carolina Po...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Feb. 25— The Bladen County Hospital Foundation will hold a “Black & WHite Masquerade Ball” at 6 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dubli...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Dublin Primary announces honor students

Dublin Primary School recently released its second nine-week honor roll.Third Grade A Honor RollCarlee Atkinson, Caison Brixey, Isabel Cookson, Isai H...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip

Lady Knights fall 74-41 to SW Edgecombe

PINETOPS — The season came to a close for the Lady Knights of West Bladen at the hands of a strong Southwest Edgecombe team on Tuesday in the fi...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Page leads Knights to 65-52 playoff win

DUBLIN — West Bladen went the final 12 minutes of the game with only one field goal, but sank 33 free throws — including 16-of-22 by Kalvi...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Lady Eagles escape with 35-31 win

ELIZABETHTOWN — On a night when East Bladen’s offense looked out of sync, the Lady Eagles grabbed a quick lead and never gave it up, escap...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Knights, Lady Eagles open playoffs at home; Lady Knights to travel

As expected, three Bladen County basketball teams got invitations to the state Class 2-A playoffs and two will open up at home on Tuesday. The third w...

February 19th, 2017 updated: February 19th, 2017. |  


Clinton stops East Bladen uprising, 84-50

BURGAW — After taking down the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the Four County Conference Tournament, No. 7 East Bladen had its heels cooled by No. 1 Clin...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Eagles upset West Bladen in OT, 83-80

BURGAW — No. 7 seed East Bladen fought back from an early 11-point deficit, draining 14 three-pointers, and upset No. 3 seed West Bladen in the ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he wa...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Eastpointe approves consolidation with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services announced on Wednesday that its board of directors unanimously approved a consolidation agreement with Ca...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Food establishments are inspected by county

Food establishments are inspected by county

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 33 inspections during the month of January at food establishments.Follo...

February 7th, 2017 |  


American Heart Month a good time to fight back

American Heart Month a good time to fight back

February is American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to scientific matters of the heart. Cardiovascular diseases, those diseases of the circu...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


LCFH offers no-cost grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop, “Supporting a Griever,” on Tuesday, March 14, from 3 ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Sunday’s church visitor

Sheriff’s officesubstation is ajustifiable idea

A not-so-old possibility was revisited last week during a planning session by the Bladen County Board of Commissioners, but the results were curiously...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Obama will be around a while

Good-bye Obama? Not just yet.The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama isn’t going anywhere. Now that he’s no longer president, he and M...

February 20th, 2017 |  


A “new” barbecue holiday from 1766

A “new” barbecue holiday from 1766

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition that attracts nearl...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Is Farming a high-tech industry?

Is Farming a high-tech industry?

My paternal grandfather was a farmer in Ohio. He raised a variety of crops, but his “bread and butter” were hogs. In southwestern Ohio hog...

February 19th, 2017 |  


In support of our veterans

In support of our veterans

Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed dearly to pay freedom’s price and ensure our way of life. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines...

February 16th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

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 |  


No-cost business seminars offered at BCC

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars to help you start the New Year with the following:&#...

January 4th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA