NEWS


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Steele earns her doctorate in educational leadership
East Bladen grad performing well with the U.S. Army

East Bladen grad performing well with the U.S. Army

ELIZABETHTOWN — Jodelle McMillian, a graduate of East Bladen High and East Carolina University, is currently serving in the U.S. Army. As a team...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Identity of armed robbery sought; man headed toward Bladen County

Identity of armed robbery sought; man headed toward Bladen County

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a man who recently robbed a store clerk at gunpoint.Maj. Anth...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Majestic Funeral Home re-opens in Elizabethtown

Majestic Funeral Home re-opens in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — The newest addition to Bladen County’s funeral home industry — Majestic Funeral Home in Elizabethtown — after ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Elizabethtown Fire Department implementing new risk reduction program

Elizabethtown Fire Department implementing new risk reduction program

ELIZABETHTOWN — With the recent, long-awaited arrival of the Elizabethtown Fire Department’s new custom-built engine, the focus of the dep...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Dublin Peanut Festival queen makes the rounds of Bladen law enforcement centers

Dublin Peanut Festival queen makes the rounds of Bladen law enforcement centers

Bladen County law enforcement officers were delivered a little appreciation with a whole lot of sweetness on Monday when Rylee Lou’Ann White, 4,...

July 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Brickyard 400 has outlived its usefulness

Brickyard 400 has outlived its usefulness

I know it is supposed to be one of NASCAR’s signature events. And I get the mystique of a track that has hosted racing since the Taft administra...

July 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS …

Knights to holds tennis tryouts***DUBLIN — Tennis tryouts will be held at the West Bladen High tennis courts on Monday, Aug. 1, from 8 to 10 a.m...

July 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS

East announces season pass packages***ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen High has set its prices for season football passes, parking and field banners....

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


East Bladen hosts fifth annual Desmond Bryant Football Camp

East Bladen hosts fifth annual Desmond Bryant Football Camp

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen High hosted the fifth annual Desmond Bryant Football Camp on Saturday at Lenon Fisher Stadium with a solid turnout d...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Kudos to NASCAR, Earnhardt

Kudos to NASCAR, Earnhardt

I have been around race cars drivers for a long time. And in that time I have learned a lot of things about dudes that like to drive fast. Number one ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR …

July 15— Christmas in July, sponsored by the Bladen County Extension and Community Association, will take place in the Powell-Melvin Ag Center f...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Bladen County officials urging pets get vaccinated against rabies

Bladen County officials urging pets get vaccinated against rabies

ELIZABETHTOWN — Only two cases of rabies have been confirmed in Bladen County this year, which is well below the six cases confirmed in 2015, an...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers free healthcare decisions clinic

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a Begin the Conversation clinic about end-of-life and healthcare decisions. It will be from 1 ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 46 food sites

Bladen County Health Department inspects 46 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — With the start of the summer season at White Lake, the Bladen County Health Department was kept busy in June with 46 inspections...

July 10th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

The peach has been one of the most popular fruits since ancient times. There are many varieties of peaches, and except for a few, most varieties are n...

July 8th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Freezing is one of the simplest and least time-consuming ways to preserve foods at home.Freezing does not sterilize food. The extreme cold simply reta...

July 1st, 2016 |  


OPINION


Dems, Hillary face specific challenges this week

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Support for law enforcement officers growing

After hearing about the “Adopt a Cop” initiative in Concord, we (a group of spouses and citizens) have come together and are making it hap...

July 24th, 2016 |  


The children of summers past

Looking back to the fifties, or sixties White Lake wasn’t considered much of a resort, resort; really it was simply a family gathering place. Bu...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Incentives for future journalists

Incentives for future journalists

Warning to all Bladen County students … now is a very good time to cover your eyes.No peeking … you won’t be happy with the next sen...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Two issuesshow niceteamwork

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners has been called to the principal’s office a few times over the past several months for a variety of rea...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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BCC offering free business seminars

DUBLIN – The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering free business seminars in June.They are:— The Top Ten Managemen...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Lu Mil Vineyard hosts Greater Tomato Sandwich Day

Lu Mil Vineyard hosts Greater Tomato Sandwich Day

DUBLIN — Lu Mil Vineyard put its patented grapes aside for a few hours Saturday and allowed the tomato to take center stage for the first-ever G...

April 30th, 2016 |  


Four County EMC officials honored

Four County EMC officials honored

BURGAW — Two members of the Board of Directors from Four County Electric Membership Corporation have been recognized for their years of service ...

April 26th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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