NEWS


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Week in review
Banks honored at UNCP as first black student to graduate with degree

Banks honored at UNCP as first black student to graduate with degree

PEMBROKE — Former Bladen County resident Sylvia Baugham Banks was greeted in a “homecoming celebration” at UNC-Pembroke during the M...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for ‘anger isusesh’

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else’s pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note ack...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to “any unfamiliar cattle” after a ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Bruss...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Jeep stuck in sand dune for 40 years to be removed this week

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed.The Cape Cod Times reports the...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip

SCOREBOARD

BOYS BASKETBALL***West Bladen 65First Flight 52***First Flight 6-9-13-24 — 52West Bladen 10-12-19-24 — 65***Highlights: For West Bladen, ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


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 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Bladen County Hospital earns pneumonia certification

ELIZABETHTOWN – The Joint Commission announced recently that Bladen County Hospital achieved disease-specific care certification for the treatme...

February 14th, 2017 |  


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 |  


OPINION


Sunday’s church visitor

Sunday’s church visitor

The cars continuously rolled into the parking lot of the church. Just like a parade. One after another. Each one carrying a familiar face or family &#...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Faculty lacks perspective on politics

Faculty lacks perspective on politics

See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigat...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s first month a disaster

As a Democrat, I have been called a “snowflake” and a “loser” more times than I can count since 11/9/2016. I am also told to &...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


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 |  


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