11-foot python slithers into South Florida student’s car

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate’s car.Nova Sout...

February 21st, 2017 |  

Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University says it’s strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospectiv...

February 20th, 2017 |  

Christie calls Phillies fan bitter; mayor calls him a bully

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s mayor is coming to the city’s defense against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.The Republican gover...

February 20th, 2017 |  

Germany bans talking doll Cayla, citing security risk

BERLIN (Reuters) - A talking doll named Cayla has been banned by German authorities because the software inside her could be hacked, posing a security...

February 20th, 2017 |  

Bladenboro Middle releases honor rolls

Bladenboro Missle School has announced its honor roll fpr the second quarter.Fifth Grade— Superintendent’s List (96+): Mallory Bryan, Emme...

February 20th, 2017 |  

Ham operators talk with Rorarians

Ham operators talk with Rorarians

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club met on Wednesday and learned about amateur radio from operators J.T. Bryan and Mac MacCallum.Bryan...

February 20th, 2017 |  


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Winter blip

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 |  

Midway upends the Lady Eagles, 57-47

BURGAW — No. 3 seed Midway broke open a close contest with a 15-0 burst late in the third quarter and upset No. 2 seed East Bladen in the semifi...

February 17th, 2017 |  

Clinton whips the Lady Knights, 76-47

BURGAW –Clinton’s Mikayla Boykin put on a clinic Wednesday with a rare quadruple-double — 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 a...

February 16th, 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 |  

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 |  

More fruits and vegetables for children

More fruits and vegetables for children

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” In America, a love for unhealthy foods, combined with a tendency to be sedentary, has led ...

January 26th, 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 |  

What is the real question?

National defense secretary Michael Flynn, questionably now retired or fired, claims a recollection problem. But is the question did he discuss sanctio...

February 16th, 2017 |  


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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 |