NEWS


No joke: 3 mayors walk into an elevator, get stuck

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three mayors walk into an elevator — but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselve...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


12-year-old student ready to start university

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two Universi...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Seven-year-old saves dad from fire

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn’t hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up h...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Murchison named to Dean’s List

LOUISBURG — Larrell Murchison of Elizabethtown completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semeste...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Highway Patrol encouraging motorists to slow down during the Memorial Day Weekend

RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday officially kicks off...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Shagging in the dog days

Shagging in the dog days

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sometimes something is so much fun that you just have to do it again … and again … and again. The folks at Bladen Co...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


West Bladen, Lumberton split twin bill

LUMBERTON — On the heels of an opening-season loss to Lumberton on Monday, West Bladen got a huge shot in the arm from the arm of southpaw Ian S...

May 24th, 2016 |  


N.C. State coaches make local appearance

N.C. State coaches make local appearance

LUMBERTON — The Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan made its annual stop in Robeson County at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Cent...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Eagles to stay on diamond for summer

Eagles to stay on diamond for summer

ELIZABETHTOWN — Coming off a stellar spring season, the Eagles baseball team will try to keep the momentum going with a team in the Dixie Youth ...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Accolades still rolling in for Walters

Accolades still rolling in for Walters

PEMBROKE — West Bladen grad and current UNC-Pembroke junior Abbey Walters has been named All-Southeast Region for her exploits on the softball f...

May 18th, 2016 |  


West Bladen set to tackle more competitive summer baseball season

West Bladen set to tackle more competitive summer baseball season

DUBLIN — On the heels of an injury-riddled season that saw the Knights finish the spring baseball season 8-14 overall and 7-7 in the Four County...

May 18th, 2016 |  


LIFE


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

The American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines not only stress healthy eating, but also include the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Balancing th...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Bladenboro native earns RCC nursing award

Bladenboro native earns RCC nursing award

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health Chief Nursing Officer Renae Taylor was presented with Robeson Community College’s 2016 Distinguished Nursi...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Johnson, Dixon to wed in July

Johnson, Dixon to wed in July

Lorenzo and Priscilla McKoy of Kelly would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Farrah Lonore Johnson, to Javon Gustave Dixon.The groom&...

May 12th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Cabbage was originally found growing wild on the seashore of Southern Europe, England, and Denmark. Some varieties of cabbage were known as far back a...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Kinlaw awarded SeHealth’s highest nursing honor

Kinlaw awarded SeHealth’s highest nursing honor

LUMBERTON — Cynthia Kinlaw, RN, was named Southeastern Health’s (SeHealth) 2016 Baker Nurse of Excellence during a ceremony hosted by the ...

May 5th, 2016 |  


LCFH to raffle Italy, Portugal trips

A trip to Italy and a trip to Portugal are up for grabs in two raffles to support the nonprofit Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Tickets are on sale now.The r...

May 4th, 2016 |  


OPINION


The issue behind teacher pay raises

The issue behind teacher pay raises

As the revised General Fund budget moves from the House to the Senate, let’s ponder the issue-behind-the-issue of pay raises for North Carolina ...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Collaborationsorely neededto revive event

Tory Hole Park will be silent Sept. 26-27.That may not sound out of the ordinary to most, but it was supposed to be the date for the fifth annual Batt...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Blinking contestis a no-winaffair for state

From The Robesonian …North Carolina’s Republican leadership is in a blinking contest with the U.S. Justice Department and there is plenty ...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Respectful etiquette for placing American flags at gravesites

Recently there has been a well-deserved increase in the recognition of those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces. Well-meaning individuals an...

May 16th, 2016 |  


How to pay teachers more

How to pay teachers more

State lawmakers in Raleigh are about to release their budget plans for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Although they may not recommend the 5 percent average ...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Some summertime reminders about your pets

Your pet can get in trouble in minutes in hot weather. In just a few minutes on a summer day the inside of a car can get to 140 degrees. A pet should ...

May 13th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


DreamWorks Therapeutic Learning Center opens in Elizabethtown

DreamWorks Therapeutic Learning Center opens in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — “Putting the FUN into FUNctional.” Such reads the goal of a new Elizabethtown business whose purpose is to help chil...

February 22nd, 2016 |  


Eastpointe Human Services appoints new CEO

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services, a regional behavioral health managed care organization serving 12 North Carolina counties, announced rec...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Caring and Sharing receives $1,000 gift from Food Lion

ELIZABETHTOWN — Caring and Sharing, Inc., has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help teed local res...

January 14th, 2016 |  


BCC SMALL BUSINESS CENTER OFFERS FREE WORKSHOPS

DUBLIN - Beginning in January, the Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering several no-cost seminars to help grow or start ...

January 11th, 2016 |  


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