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Curt Vincent

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Reaching out into the communities of The Mother County, from news to sports to features to human interest items.

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WHITE OAK — Despite a threat of rain that soon came true, the annual Harmony Hall Plantation Village Reunion brought Revolutionary War hero Col. James Richardson's home and grounds to life Saturday.
The day-long event began with the firing of cannon and raising of the American flag by Boy Scout Troop 622 out of Dublin.
As folks began to wan

Harmony Hall holds annual reunion

WHITE OAK — Despite a threat of rain that soon came true, the annual Harmony Hall Plantation Village Reunion brought Revolutionary War hero Col. James Richardson's home and grounds to life Saturday. The day-long event began with the firing of cannon and raising of the American flag by Boy Scout Troop 622 out of Dublin. As folks began to wan

KELLY — A nearly several-hour manhunt resulted in the arrest of a man dressed only in his underwear and suspected of as many as 20 incidents of breaking and entering.
According to information from the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, a call came in at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday from the resident of a home on N.C. 53 near Kelly, who said a man

Man arrested in his underwear for B&E

KELLY — A nearly several-hour manhunt resulted in the arrest of a man dressed only in his underwear and suspected of as many as 20 incidents of breaking and entering. According to information from the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, a call came in at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday from the resident of a home on N.C. 53 near Kelly, who said a man

Lady Knights win thriller in 9

TEACHEY — The Lady Knights rallied twice on Thursday and posted a 14-10 win over Wallace-Rose Hill. West Bladen improved to 9-5 overall and 6-2 in the Four County Conference. The Lady Bulldogs fell to 9-6, 5-4. “This was a huge win for us,” said West Bladen coach Pam Stephens. “We have never been able to win at Wallace-Ros

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village today will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s.
The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. James R

Harmony Hall to host festival set in 1700s

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village today will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s. The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. James R

Knights earn 10-4 win over WRH

TEACHEY — West Bladen used a strong pitching performance from Chandler Lennon and a pair of lucky sevens — seven runs in the seventh inning — to hand Wallace-Rose Hill a 10-4 Four County Conference loss on Thursday. The win improves the Knights to 8-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Wallace-Rose Hill falls to 9-8 and 4-5. Len

ELIZABETHTOWN — The political parties in Bladen County each elected new chairmen recently, one choosing a familiar and experienced leader and the other deciding to go with a far younger and inexperienced leader.
The county's Republican Party bid farewell to Chairman Joyce Britt and elected former Chairman Barbara Hines to the leadership posi

GOP, Dems elect new county chairmen

ELIZABETHTOWN — The political parties in Bladen County each elected new chairmen recently, one choosing a familiar and experienced leader and the other deciding to go with a far younger and inexperienced leader. The county's Republican Party bid farewell to Chairman Joyce Britt and elected former Chairman Barbara Hines to the leadership posi

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s.
The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. J

Bladen rolls back to Revolution

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s. The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. J

The six-year run of the annual Buddy Burney Memorial Jamboree in Bladen County — which included a rainout of the event in 2013 — has come to end, leaving East Bladen and West Bladen varsity football teams to find other pre-season scrimmages in August.
According to local officials, the Jamboree's main sponsor, Four County Electric, rece

Event nixed

The six-year run of the annual Buddy Burney Memorial Jamboree in Bladen County — which included a rainout of the event in 2013 — has come to end, leaving East Bladen and West Bladen varsity football teams to find other pre-season scrimmages in August. According to local officials, the Jamboree's main sponsor, Four County Electric, rece

Every so often a day comes along that shapes up nothing like the agenda put together earlier in the week. Saturday was just such a day for me.
According to my carefully mapped out plans, based on my calendar at work and at home, Saturday was going to bea pretty simple day — as long as Mother Nature cooperated.
My day would begin at about 8

Can I come to your wedding?

Every so often a day comes along that shapes up nothing like the agenda put together earlier in the week. Saturday was just such a day for me. According to my carefully mapped out plans, based on my calendar at work and at home, Saturday was going to bea pretty simple day — as long as Mother Nature cooperated. My day would begin at about 8

ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games.
Dozens of competitors participated in such events as softball throw, T-ball, 50-meter and 100-meter dash, long jump, wheelchair r

SPECIAL DAY

ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games. Dozens of competitors participated in such events as softball throw, T-ball, 50-meter and 100-meter dash, long jump, wheelchair r

ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
“The odds that a wrong number would set in motion this chain of events and resu

Wrong number lands man in jail

ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office. “The odds that a wrong number would set in motion this chain of events and resu

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Department of Social Services have teamed up this year to present Kids Appreciation Day on the lawn behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free and food is available for purchase.

Police, DSS join forces for event

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Department of Social Services have teamed up this year to present Kids Appreciation Day on the lawn behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free and food is available for purchase.

Sensual. Intimate. Stimulating. Libidinous. Sexual. The Crown Theatre was oozing with all of that and more Thursday night when Motown legend Smokey Robinson took the stage for the finale of the 79th annual Community Concert Series.
“We came to have some fun, we came to have a good time, we came to be intimate,” Robinson said at the sta

Smokey seduces Crown crowd

Sensual. Intimate. Stimulating. Libidinous. Sexual. The Crown Theatre was oozing with all of that and more Thursday night when Motown legend Smokey Robinson took the stage for the finale of the 79th annual Community Concert Series. “We came to have some fun, we came to have a good time, we came to be intimate,” Robinson said at the sta

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s.
The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. J

Harmony Hall to host its annual reunion Saturday

WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except the destination will be the late 1700s. The historic grounds, home to Revolutionary War hero Col. J

With the annual spring break behind them, area prep athletic teams — baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf and track — will get back to the business of Four County Conference competition.
Three of the four varsity diamond teams in Bladen County managed to stay busy through the early part of the holiday break, competing in regional t

Conference action looms after break

With the annual spring break behind them, area prep athletic teams — baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf and track — will get back to the business of Four County Conference competition. Three of the four varsity diamond teams in Bladen County managed to stay busy through the early part of the holiday break, competing in regional t

ELIZABETHTOWN — The outdoor athletic areas of Elizabethtown Middle School will explode with life on Friday when the annual Bladen County Special Olympics holds its opening ceremonies and competitions.
Competitors will come from local adult day treatment programs and many of the schools in Bladen County.
The day will begin at about 9:30 a.m.

Special Olympics set for Friday at E'town Middle

ELIZABETHTOWN — The outdoor athletic areas of Elizabethtown Middle School will explode with life on Friday when the annual Bladen County Special Olympics holds its opening ceremonies and competitions. Competitors will come from local adult day treatment programs and many of the schools in Bladen County. The day will begin at about 9:30 a.m.

Shad festival is set for Saturday

EAST ARCADIA —A portion of the Cape Fear River, as well as the grounds around Lock & Dam No. 1 will travel back in time as the Lower Bladen-Columbus Historical Society brings to life the 2015 Cape Fear River Shad Festival on Saturday. According to organizers, the festival is “an effort to preserve the history and cultural tradition

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man was sentenced in Bladen County Superior Court on Tuesday to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape.
Paul Lee Oxendine could spend as much as 153 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections for the March 1996 incident, which took place on Berry Le

Lumberton man sent to prison 19 years later

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man was sentenced in Bladen County Superior Court on Tuesday to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape. Paul Lee Oxendine could spend as much as 153 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections for the March 1996 incident, which took place on Berry Le

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to comitting felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape nearly two decades ago.
Paul Lee Oxendine could spend as much as 153 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections for the March 1996 incident, which took place on Berry Lewis R

City man sentenced for 1996 rape attempt

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to comitting felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape nearly two decades ago. Paul Lee Oxendine could spend as much as 153 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections for the March 1996 incident, which took place on Berry Lewis R

ELIZABETHTOWN — A joint undercover operation between the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Elizabethtown Police Department and Columbus County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of an Elizabethtown man, who was charged with a felony drug charge.
According to Chief Deputy Larry Guyton, while executing a search warrant, deputies arrested 52

E'town man arrested on drug charge

ELIZABETHTOWN — A joint undercover operation between the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Elizabethtown Police Department and Columbus County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of an Elizabethtown man, who was charged with a felony drug charge. According to Chief Deputy Larry Guyton, while executing a search warrant, deputies arrested 52





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