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Curt Vincent

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DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights' defense forced 24 turnovers and the offense crashed the boards before draining several second-half three-pointers en route to a 70-38 thrashing of Southwest Onslow on Friday in the semifinals of the state's Class 2-A sectional playoffs.
The win improves the No. 4 seed Knights to 22-4 and propels them into th

Knights hound, pound Southwest Onslow

DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights' defense forced 24 turnovers and the offense crashed the boards before draining several second-half three-pointers en route to a 70-38 thrashing of Southwest Onslow on Friday in the semifinals of the state's Class 2-A sectional playoffs. The win improves the No. 4 seed Knights to 22-4 and propels them into th

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles shook off enough rust, Imani Turner-Dobson dominated the boards and Lacey Suggs exploded for 17 second-half points to lead East Bladen past a scrappy Eastern Randolph squad, 59-42, in the first round of the Class 2-A East sectional playoffs.
The win improved the No. 1 seed Lady Eagles to 25-0 and moves them in

Rusty Lady Eagles whip Eastern Randolph

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles shook off enough rust, Imani Turner-Dobson dominated the boards and Lacey Suggs exploded for 17 second-half points to lead East Bladen past a scrappy Eastern Randolph squad, 59-42, in the first round of the Class 2-A East sectional playoffs. The win improved the No. 1 seed Lady Eagles to 25-0 and moves them in

The East Bladen Lady Eagles basketball team will host Eastern Randolph on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The West Bladen Lady Knights basketball team will play at Currituck County on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Lady Eagles, Lady Knights to play on Saturday

The East Bladen Lady Eagles basketball team will host Eastern Randolph on Saturday at 5 p.m. The West Bladen Lady Knights basketball team will play at Currituck County on Saturday at 5 p.m.

DUBLIN — West Bladen's Knights withstood a late three-point barrage by visiting East Bladen and avoided a first-round upset with a 58-53 win Wednesday in the state's Class 2-A sectional playoffs.
The win improves the Knights to 21-4 and moves them into the second round, where they will host the winner of the East Duplin, 11-13, vs. Southwest

Knights knock out Eagles

DUBLIN — West Bladen's Knights withstood a late three-point barrage by visiting East Bladen and avoided a first-round upset with a 58-53 win Wednesday in the state's Class 2-A sectional playoffs. The win improves the Knights to 21-4 and moves them into the second round, where they will host the winner of the East Duplin, 11-13, vs. Southwest

Region to see better, warmer days ahead

Thursday may have been the torturous cherry on top for Mother Nature's wrath of winter weather, as the entire region was under a Winter Storm Watch from 6 p.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday. That watch, upgraded from an advisory late Tuesday evening, was expected to drop up to a few inches of snow — or heavy rainfall, depending on the stor

According to the most recent information available, over the next 7 minutes, a child in the U.S. will be the victim of bullying. It may be the child of someone you know. Worse, it may be your own. Meanwhile, only four out of 100 adults will step in to stop it. And only 11 percent of the child's peers might do the same. The rest — 85 percent &

State ranked top 10 for dealing with bullying

According to the most recent information available, over the next 7 minutes, a child in the U.S. will be the victim of bullying. It may be the child of someone you know. Worse, it may be your own. Meanwhile, only four out of 100 adults will step in to stop it. And only 11 percent of the child's peers might do the same. The rest — 85 percent &

LUMBERTON — When longtime television producer Terry Irving began work on his first novel, “Courier,” he drew inspiration from his first job out of college, rushing footage to a Washington D.C. news channel on his motorcycle during the early 1970s.
With Watergate in full swing, Irving said it was a heady time to work at the nation

Irving to headline annual Book 'Em N.C.

LUMBERTON — When longtime television producer Terry Irving began work on his first novel, “Courier,” he drew inspiration from his first job out of college, rushing footage to a Washington D.C. news channel on his motorcycle during the early 1970s. With Watergate in full swing, Irving said it was a heady time to work at the nation

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association was both good and bad for Bladen County girls basketball teams when the seedings and pairings were announced Saturday for the Class 2-A East playoffs.
The Lady Eagles of East Bladen were rewarded for a 24-0 regular season record and 14-0 record in the Four County Conference that won the title wit

Lady Eagles get No. 1 seed; Lady Knights No. 19

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association was both good and bad for Bladen County girls basketball teams when the seedings and pairings were announced Saturday for the Class 2-A East playoffs. The Lady Eagles of East Bladen were rewarded for a 24-0 regular season record and 14-0 record in the Four County Conference that won the title wit

The first round of the state's Class 2-A boys basketball playoffs couldn't have shaped up much better for Bladen County fans.
On Saturday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association set the seedings and released its playoff brackets, giving Four County Conference foes West Bladen and East Bladen a Tuesday showdown at The Castle in Dublin.

West, East to clash in first round of playoffs

The first round of the state's Class 2-A boys basketball playoffs couldn't have shaped up much better for Bladen County fans. On Saturday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association set the seedings and released its playoff brackets, giving Four County Conference foes West Bladen and East Bladen a Tuesday showdown at The Castle in Dublin.

Mother Nature continued to reach her icy fingers into the region on the heels of a hit-and-run by Winter Storm Octavia last week, and left behind a record-breaking low temperature.
Bladen County smashed the record low for Friday when the temperature reached 9 degrees as reported by a longtime weather observer, according to Michael Colby with the N

Cold snap grips area

Mother Nature continued to reach her icy fingers into the region on the heels of a hit-and-run by Winter Storm Octavia last week, and left behind a record-breaking low temperature. Bladen County smashed the record low for Friday when the temperature reached 9 degrees as reported by a longtime weather observer, according to Michael Colby with the N

Mother Nature was the only winner when it came time to tip off the Four County Conference basketball tournament this week.
When Winter Storm Octavia invaded the region overnight Monday and into Tuesday, athletics directors from the eight conference schools decided to postpone the start of play from Monday night to Wednesday. But as the affects of

Conference tourney gets nixed

Mother Nature was the only winner when it came time to tip off the Four County Conference basketball tournament this week. When Winter Storm Octavia invaded the region overnight Monday and into Tuesday, athletics directors from the eight conference schools decided to postpone the start of play from Monday night to Wednesday. But as the affects of

Mother Nature reached her icy fingers into Bladen County overnight Monday and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, closing Bladen County schools and offering motorists a hazardous trek to work if they chose to take it.
Power outages dotted the county, including traffic lights gone dark in Elizabethtown and Dublin. Ice-laden tree limbs througho

Bladen gets iced

Mother Nature reached her icy fingers into Bladen County overnight Monday and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, closing Bladen County schools and offering motorists a hazardous trek to work if they chose to take it. Power outages dotted the county, including traffic lights gone dark in Elizabethtown and Dublin. Ice-laden tree limbs througho

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County teenager led law enforcement on a chase into Robeson County after stealing a vehicle from a McDonald's parking lot in Elizabethtown on Wednesday.
According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, officers were dispatched to McDonald's on South Poplar Street at about 11:30 p.m. to investigate a customer's c

Chase of stolen vehicle ends in arrest

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County teenager led law enforcement on a chase into Robeson County after stealing a vehicle from a McDonald's parking lot in Elizabethtown on Wednesday. According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, officers were dispatched to McDonald's on South Poplar Street at about 11:30 p.m. to investigate a customer's c

East Bladen and West Bladen varsity basketball teams have completed their regular season portion of the schedule, and now turn their attention to the Four County Conference Tournament that tips off on Monday.
The format this year will put the first-round games at the home of the top-seeded teams, while the semifinals and championships will move to

East, West ready for conference tournament

East Bladen and West Bladen varsity basketball teams have completed their regular season portion of the schedule, and now turn their attention to the Four County Conference Tournament that tips off on Monday. The format this year will put the first-round games at the home of the top-seeded teams, while the semifinals and championships will move to

Lady Eagles whip West, 57-20

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles of East Bladen completed its perfect run through the regular season with a 57-20 win over cross-county rival West Bladen on Thursday in a game that was moved from Dublin to Elizabethtown because of bats in the West Bladen gymnasiums. The win improved East Bladen to 24-0 overall and 14-0 in the Four County Conf

Knights clinch crown with win over East

ELIZABETHTOWN — West Bladen earned the Four County Conference crown on Thursday with a 61-47 win over cross-county rival East Bladen. The game was moved to the Eagles Nest when the Knights' gymnasiums were discovered to have bats earlier in the week. West Bladen's win, their 10th straight conference “W,” improved their record to

DUNN — Nine Lady Knights scored Tuesday, but West Bladen couldn't hold off a three-point barrage by Midway and fell to the Lady Raiders in a Four County Conference game, 63-40.
The Lady Knights fall to 12-11 overall and 8-5 in the conference. Midway avenged an earlier 54-53 loss to West Bladen in conference play.
The Lady Knights opened the

Lady Knights fall hard to Midway

DUNN — Nine Lady Knights scored Tuesday, but West Bladen couldn't hold off a three-point barrage by Midway and fell to the Lady Raiders in a Four County Conference game, 63-40. The Lady Knights fall to 12-11 overall and 8-5 in the conference. Midway avenged an earlier 54-53 loss to West Bladen in conference play. The Lady Knights opened the

ELIZABETHTOWN — Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office and Elizabethtown Police Department have made a second arrest in the case of an October murder in Bladen County.According to Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker, Twasjay Roddreek Brown, 21, of Clarkton was arrested Monday and charged with the first-degree murder of Malcolm M

Tip leads to second arrest in 2014 murder investigation

ELIZABETHTOWN — Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office and Elizabethtown Police Department have made a second arrest in the case of an October murder in Bladen County.According to Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker, Twasjay Roddreek Brown, 21, of Clarkton was arrested Monday and charged with the first-degree murder of Malcolm M

Traffic stop results in arrests

ELIZABETHTOWN — A traffic stop on Sunday, Feb. 1, at about 2:50 a.m. resulted in two arrests and numerous charges. According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, the stop was made on South Poplar Street for a burned out headlight. “Patrolman Yandle noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” Kinlaw

Lady Eagles thump Wallace-Rose Hill

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles used a 29-0 run that included a 24-0 second quarter to rip visiting Wallace-Rose Hill on Friday, 57-22, in a Four County Conference tilt at the Eagles Nest. The win kept East Bladen unblemished at 22-0 overall and 12-0 in the conference. The Lady Bulldogs fell to 6-12, 5-7. The Lady Eagles opened the game wit





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