NEWS


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HCA’s Terrific Kids
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Classic Cruisers gives back

Golden LEAF Scholarships are available

Golden LEAF Scholarship awards, valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) will be offered to first-time recipients attending a qualifyi...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Man bun helps neighbors identify car vandalizing suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a man bun helped people in one Pittsburgh neighborhood identify the man who was vandalizing their cars.WTAE-TV repo...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Frosty weather delights Oregon Zoo animals in popular video

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While residents may not be reveling in the recent frosty weather, some animals seem delighted by the snow in a recent Oreg...

January 17th, 2017 |  


At some point, we all will face the music

At some point, we all will face the music

Some say the phrase “face the music” originated within the British military. If an officer were court-martialed, the charges against him w...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Chinese factory makes giant inflatable ‘Trump-like’ roosters

JIAXING, China (AP) — A Chinese factory has been doing a brisk business selling giant inflatable roosters, some as tall as 16 feet, based on a d...

January 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip
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Suggs rises to No. 1

Eagles get first conference win, 69-49

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen snapped a four-game losing skid and broke into the Four County Conference win column on Friday with a convincing 68-...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Knights win 13th straight, 51-36 over Midway

DUNN –West Bladen used a strong first quarter and rode it to a 51-36 Four County Conference win on Friday over visiting Midway.The Knights’...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Midway downs the Lady Knights, 56-35

DUNN –Miday outscored visiting West Bladen 33-13 over the middle quarters, propelling the Lady Raiders to a 56-35 Four County Conference win on ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Moore-Peterson drops in 25, defense stifles Union in Lady Eagles win

ELIZABETHTOWN — A stifling East Bladen defense held visiting Union to two points trough the second half and the Lady Eagles easily took a 52-10 ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Wednesday roundup

DUBLIN — West Bladen was forced to rally from a halftime deficit, and a big second half led the Knights to a 50-40 Four County Conference win ov...

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Lady Eagles hold off West’s upset bid

ELIZABETHTOWN — A game that featured 68 turnovers was decided at the free-throw line, where the Lady Eagles of East Bladen used an 11-0 advantag...

January 11th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


LCFH to offer no-cost grief workshop for those who have lost a loved one

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop for those coping with grief. The workshop, Understanding Grief and...

January 9th, 2017 |  


HUD funding will help Eastpointe combat homelessness

BEULAVILLE — On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $1.95 billion to more than 7,600 local homeles...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Health department inspects 31 food sites

Health department inspects 31 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 31 inspections of food-related facilities in December.Following are the...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

As the holiday season winds down and we begin to turn those reflections on the past year into resolutions for the new year, it’s easy to create ...

December 30th, 2016 |  


Try to eat more whole grains

Try to eat more whole grains

The United State Department of Agriculture recommends that most of grain intake each day should be from whole grains. For most people, five to six oun...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Urban-rural gap isn’t new
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Supporting economic growth
Local abuses don’t boost economy

Local abuses don’t boost economy

Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy Cooper begins h...

January 16th, 2017 |  


A garden in your mailbox

A garden in your mailbox

Many new vegetables and flower introductions aren’t found in local garden centers. You can however, find them through mail-order gardening compa...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Harmony Hallfinds itself ata crossroads

It’s an important year for the historic Bladen County plantation home and grounds in White Oak known as Harmony Hall Plantation Village.The past...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Looking for America’s greatest school nurse

From the moment the bell rings in the morning to the zip of the last backpack at the end of the day, school nurses are there to handle every bump, fev...

January 11th, 2017 |  


North Carolina is no Cuba

North Carolina is no Cuba

Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is in any way compar...

January 11th, 2017 |  


A historically productive first 100 days

A historically productive first 100 days

This week, the 115th Congress officially gaveled into session. With President-elect Trump soon to be inaugurated, my House Republican colleagues and I...

January 9th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors
Presidential honors

Presidential honors

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 4-6 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center i...

January 5th, 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 |  


Bank holds ribbon-cutting in Tar Heel

Bank holds ribbon-cutting in Tar Heel

TAR HEEL — Sharonview Federal Credit Union in Tar Heel held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday with bank executives and membres of the Elizabethtown-W...

December 9th, 2016 |  


NCDA&CS announces healthy corner store funding; application deadline is Dec. 31

RALEIGH – Corner stores have until Dec. 31 to apply for funding that is meant to provide healthier food options for those living in food deserts...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Duke Energy Progress rates drop for North Carolina customers

CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina don’t have to look far for a deal this holiday season. On average, customers ...

December 1st, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA