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LUMBERTON — As East Carolina University basketball broadcaster Si Seymour emceed an event at Candy Sue's in downtown Lumberton on Monday, he would periodically introduce some of the notable people amongst the crowd.
Rowland native and former Super Bowl champion Vonta Leach was there, as was Ray Pennington, Lumberton's mayor and a fellow memb

Ruffin returns to Lumberton

LUMBERTON — As East Carolina University basketball broadcaster Si Seymour emceed an event at Candy Sue's in downtown Lumberton on Monday, he would periodically introduce some of the notable people amongst the crowd. Rowland native and former Super Bowl champion Vonta Leach was there, as was Ray Pennington, Lumberton's mayor and a fellow memb

Judge rules board can't open meeting with prayer

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Rowan County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers that almost always referred to Christianity. U.S. District Judge James Beaty Jr. ruled that the way the commissioners opened meetings with prayers violated the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against mixing church a

Mecklenburg gives transgender people option on bathroom choice

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Officials in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are allowing transgender people to use the bathrooms of their gender identity in city and county-owned facilities. The Charlotte Observer reports the move comes after Charlotte City Council earlier this year refused to adopt a policy that would have required such an approach by p

RED SPRINGS — A man who has spent years helping others got an outpouring of support himself as the community came together last week to help raise money for his liver transplant.
A fundraiser on Friday for Larry Osborne, the coordinator at N.C. Baptist Men Mission Camp, raised more than $9,000 by selling plates stacked with rib-eye steaks, p

Community helps raise funds for mission leader's transplant

RED SPRINGS — A man who has spent years helping others got an outpouring of support himself as the community came together last week to help raise money for his liver transplant. A fundraiser on Friday for Larry Osborne, the coordinator at N.C. Baptist Men Mission Camp, raised more than $9,000 by selling plates stacked with rib-eye steaks, p

ELIZABETHTOWN — A documentary crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge on Tuesday afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman came under attack.Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with the documentary unit at WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileene and Josephine Davis, who were the two victims kil

WRAL cameraman attacked in E'town

ELIZABETHTOWN — A documentary crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge on Tuesday afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman came under attack.Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with the documentary unit at WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileene and Josephine Davis, who were the two victims kil

16-year-old charged with ambushing cop

CORNELIUS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy ambushed and shot a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call in a suburban Charlotte neighborhood, officials said Monday. Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle wouldn't go into details but said at a news conference that an officer who fired on the teen likely saved the life of wounded Lt. James

The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1960 held its 55th class reunion on April 18 at Turtle Cove at White Lake. Those in attendance were Penny Hammer Johnson of Cary, Lynda Taylor of Elizabethtown, Judy Jessup Barnes of Lexington, S.C., Nancy Haire Sparks of Elizabethtown, Jayne Brisson Huggins of Lumberton, Dick Porter of Hartsville, S.C., Joann

Class of 1960

The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1960 held its 55th class reunion on April 18 at Turtle Cove at White Lake. Those in attendance were Penny Hammer Johnson of Cary, Lynda Taylor of Elizabethtown, Judy Jessup Barnes of Lexington, S.C., Nancy Haire Sparks of Elizabethtown, Jayne Brisson Huggins of Lumberton, Dick Porter of Hartsville, S.C., Joann

BURGAW — Freshman pitcher versus senior ace with a college commitment in his back pocket. On paper, the cards were tipped in the favor of Pender County when West Bladen came to town Monday for a Four County Conference tilt. But while the Patriots' Cameron Guertin put 12 Ks in the book, the Knights' Scott Bowen limited Pender County to just t

Trask topples Lady Eagles again

ROCKY POINT — The Lady Knights of East Bladen lost its second straight Four County Conference softball tilt, both to Heidi Trask, when the Lady Titans scored in every inning and took a 12-2 win on Monday and clinched the conference championship. “It's not that we didn't play well, they just hit the ball that good,” said East Blad

Business' bid fails when board deadlocks 2-2

PEMBROKE — What happens when a town council casts a split vote without a mayor to break the tie? Pembroke residents found out Monday, when a proposal from Greenfuels Energy LLC to build a facility that would generate biomass fuel for Lumberton Power died on the vine. The process would have partly involved poultry waste, which stirred concer

ELIZABETHTOWN — A crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge this afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman was assaulted and suffered a head injury.
Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileen and Josephine Davis, who were the two people Sledge was convicted o

WRAL cameraman assaulted in Bladen

ELIZABETHTOWN — A crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge this afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman was assaulted and suffered a head injury. Jay Jennings, a photographer and editor with WRAL, was filming the home site of Aileen and Josephine Davis, who were the two people Sledge was convicted o

LAURINBURG — The third meeting between Scotland and Hoke unfolded much the same way the previous two contests did.
The Scots jumped out to a big early lead thanks to productive approaches from their batters, and the pitching kept the Bucks (3-19, 0-10 in the SEC) off the scoreboard.
The result?
Another Scotland blowout victory, as the Scot

Scotland advances to SEC semifinals

LAURINBURG — The third meeting between Scotland and Hoke unfolded much the same way the previous two contests did. The Scots jumped out to a big early lead thanks to productive approaches from their batters, and the pitching kept the Bucks (3-19, 0-10 in the SEC) off the scoreboard. The result? Another Scotland blowout victory, as the Scot

ELIZABETHTOWN — Tina Brock is about as proud as she can be after the Elizabethtown Walmart store was presented with a Children's Miracle Network banner for raising more than $10,000 last year during the annual fundraising campaign.
“It was a real record-breaking effort for us,” said Brock, the store's claims supervisor who is now

Coveted banner applauds Walmart's fundraising

ELIZABETHTOWN — Tina Brock is about as proud as she can be after the Elizabethtown Walmart store was presented with a Children's Miracle Network banner for raising more than $10,000 last year during the annual fundraising campaign. “It was a real record-breaking effort for us,” said Brock, the store's claims supervisor who is now

Lady Knights split with Pender County

BURGAW — West Bladen pitcher Nicole Wyatt gave up just 12 hits to Pender County across two games Monday, but was forced to settle for a split of the Four County Conference. The Lady Knights took the first game, 9-0, but the Lady Patriots won the second game, 5-2. West Bladen is now 10-8 overall and 7-5 in conference, while Pender County is 7

ELIZABETHTOWN — A late rally in the second game of a Four County Conference double-header with visiting Heidi Trask on Monday allow East Bladen to split the twinbill. The Titans took the first game, 5-3, and the Eagles won the night cap, 6-5.
East Bladen is now 8-9 overall and 5-6 in the conference, while Heidi Trask moves to 4-14, 3-9.
In

Eagles split twinbill with Trask

ELIZABETHTOWN — A late rally in the second game of a Four County Conference double-header with visiting Heidi Trask on Monday allow East Bladen to split the twinbill. The Titans took the first game, 5-3, and the Eagles won the night cap, 6-5. East Bladen is now 8-9 overall and 5-6 in the conference, while Heidi Trask moves to 4-14, 3-9. In

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard an update regarding the status of the Tar Heel Water Corporation during its regular meeting Monday.
“The Tar Heel Water Corporation Board voted this past week to turn the system over to the county,” said Bladen County Manager Greg Martin on Tuesday morning.
Martin sa

Commissioners hear update on Tar Heel water system

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard an update regarding the status of the Tar Heel Water Corporation during its regular meeting Monday. “The Tar Heel Water Corporation Board voted this past week to turn the system over to the county,” said Bladen County Manager Greg Martin on Tuesday morning. Martin sa

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners agreed on Monday to help the Robeson County Humane Society find the money needed to replace the roof of its antiquated facility on West Fifth Street in Lumberton.
Jason Britt, the president of the Humane Society's board of directors, told the commissioners that a new roof estimated to cos

Humane Society makes plea for cash

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners agreed on Monday to help the Robeson County Humane Society find the money needed to replace the roof of its antiquated facility on West Fifth Street in Lumberton. Jason Britt, the president of the Humane Society's board of directors, told the commissioners that a new roof estimated to cos

Damaged gas line prompts early dismissal at Prospect Elementary

MAXTON — Students were released from Prospect Elementary School at 12:30 p.m. today as a precaution after a construction crew hit a gas line near the Maxton school, according to a statement on the Public Schools of Robeson County's Facebook page. “We're trying to take precaution because the line was near the school and we're trying to

Testing OK'd for oil, gas off coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast, subject to some conditions. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Friday certified a proposal by Spectrum GEO. Earlier the North Carolina Dep

ELIZABETHTOWN — Each year since 1954, May 6 begins a week-long observance of Nurses' Week and concludes with Florence Nightingales' birthday on May 12.
The American Nurses Association theme for this year's nursing week is “Nurses: Ethical Practice and Quality Care,” said Ashley Dowless, who serves as director of public relations

Hospital celebrates Nurses Week

ELIZABETHTOWN — Each year since 1954, May 6 begins a week-long observance of Nurses' Week and concludes with Florence Nightingales' birthday on May 12. The American Nurses Association theme for this year's nursing week is “Nurses: Ethical Practice and Quality Care,” said Ashley Dowless, who serves as director of public relations





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