NEWS


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Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.The Cincinn...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputies

WAHNETA, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes a law enforcement officer’s duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can in...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff’s deputy wrestled the creature.The Telegr...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Roger Gunder gets memorialized in Bladen County Library garden

Roger Gunder gets memorialized in Bladen County Library garden

ELIZABETHTOWN —On Thursday at the Bladen County Library Main Branch, Roger Grunder was memorialized with rosemary in a library garden. A shrub p...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Bladen Offroad puts elbow grease into both cars and community

Bladen Offroad puts elbow grease into both cars and community

BLADENBORO — A look under mechanic Scott Gordon’s fingernails will likely reveal the dirt and grease often associated with his chosen trad...

April 27th, 2017 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

April 28• The Bladen County Master Gardeners Volunteers will hold their annual plant sale at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in downtown Elizabetht...

April 26th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Eagles runs past Wallace-Rose Hill

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles ran like the wind Friday night, stealing seven bases, and raced past visiting Wallace-Rose Hill, 11-1, in a Four Coun...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Knights whip Clinton, 10-3

CLINTON — West Bladen pitching handcuffed Clinton on just five hits, while the Knights’ offense used a five-run inning to propel them past...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Larry Bird delivers Pacers’ 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

Larry Bird delivers Pacers’ 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car.Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenu...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Lady Knights rally past Wallace-Rose Hill to move into first

DUBLIN — Carley Dawson slapped a one-out double to the gap in right-center, driving home two in the bottom of the seventh inning to give West Bl...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles rally for 9-6 win

Lady Eagles rally for 9-6 win

ROCKY POINT – Trailing 5-3 going into the seventh inning, the Lady Eagles put together a six-run rally and knocked off Heidi Trask for the first...

April 27th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Encourage your children to eat more vegetables

Encourage your children to eat more vegetables

Believe it or not, it is possible to raise kids who like eating a wide variety of vegetables. The secret is to never bribe or threaten them about eati...

April 21st, 2017 |  


SECU announces scholarship awards

SECU announces scholarship awards

DUBLIN - Bladen Community College students Barbara Johnson (Nurse Aide I) and Josalyn Powell (Nurse Aid I) have received State Employees Credit Union ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Tips for selecting, storing and serving strawberries

Tips for selecting, storing and serving strawberries

Strawberry history goes back over 2,200 years ago. It is thought that the name “strawberry” came from the practice of growers spreading a ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Southeastern Health to host Bladen focus group

WHITE LAKE — Southeastern Health will host a focus group in Bladen County in an effort to better understand the health care needs of the residen...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Enjoy eggs easily and quickly

Enjoy eggs easily and quickly

Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, eggs are nutrient dense. They supply a significant amount of nutrients compared to the calories they cont...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Red Cross in need of local volunteers

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers and is inviting the community to attend a Red Cross Vol...

April 7th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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GOP hypocrisy over Obamacare

Caution needed on state budget

Caution needed on state budget

While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadlin...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Writer urges folks to attend forums

The Board of Education’s community forum meeting for the consolidation of Clarkton School of Discovery and Booker T. Washington is scheduled for...

April 25th, 2017 |  


A brokensystem is… too bad

It seems if you want something in Washington to disappear these days, all it takes is finding a way to attach it to former President Barack Obama.Alth...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcoh...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Building a smarter energy future for North Carolina

Building a smarter energy future for North Carolina

One of the most vital choices we face as a state today is what kind of North Carolina do we want to live in, what future will we build together, and w...

April 24th, 2017 |  


State spending doesn’t boost growth

State spending doesn’t boost growth

There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking of which, a curre...

April 24th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

PARIS (Reuters) — France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the...

February 16th, 2017 |  


ELIZABETHTOWN — In the wake of Hurricane Matthew in October and the community outreach being performed by the Bladen Crisis Food Pantry, officia...

January 25th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA