NEWS


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BIBLE VERSE
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Old enough to care
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Week in review
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Rouzer given new appointment

Misdirected text invites deputy to meth delivery

PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a man who they say accidentally texted a deputy to arrange a drug sale.Assumption...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


There is only one way forward

There is only one way forward

Halfway through the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. And so it was, more than 150 years ago this mo...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Police called over armed passenger’s ‘intimate shave’

BERLIN (AP) — German media say a train conductor called police after spotting a naked man with a knife in one of the train’s restrooms, wh...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Mexico’s lower house becomes ‘Chamber of Rats’ on Google Maps

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pranksters changed the name of Mexico’s lower house of Congress to the “Chamber of Rats” on Google Maps on T...

January 12th, 2017 |  


SUV runs through wall into swimming pool

APEX, N.C. (AP) — You could say a North Carolina woman went car-pooling: Police say she accidentally drove her SUV through her garage and landed...

January 12th, 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 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip
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Suggs rises to No. 1

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...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


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 |  


Knights start fast, knock off East Bladen by 14

ELIZABETHTOWN — West Bladen’s Knights broke out quickly with a 19-7 lead and used a 9-2 advantage at the free-throw line in the second hal...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Winter blip

Winter blip

Mother Nature whistled for a timeout late last week and forced Bladen County’s high-school basketball teams to head for the sidelines on Friday,...

January 9th, 2017 |  


Crappie seminar is scheduled

FAYETTEVILLE – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a free winter crappie fishing seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. ...

January 6th, 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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Supporting economic growth
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A garden in your mailbox

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 |  


Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separation of powers, w...

January 9th, 2017 |  


A letter to America

The year 2017 gives America a chance for change. We have gone astray and so has the world. We must try to return to God and seek His righteous guidanc...

January 8th, 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