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Curt Vincent

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About Curt Vincent

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

Latest Stories by Curt Vincent

Eagles nipped by Clinton

CLINTON — Gimmes, dinkies, babies. Call them what you want, but East Bladen couldn't buy one Thursday night and dropped its second straight Four County Conference game, 62-58 to Clinton. The loss drops the Eagles to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference. The Dark Horses opened the game with a 5-0 spurt, but East Bladen turned the tables beh

Lady Eagles hammer Clinton

CLINTON — The lady Eagles made short work of rival Clinton on Thursday, knocking off the Lady Dark Horses 60-18 in Four County Conference action. The victory moves East Bladen to 10-0 on the season and 2-0 in the conference. The Lady Eagles, unlike Tuesday night's slow start that saw only 10 points posted in the first half, came out focused

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Cade Hancock, an Elizabethtown 13-year-old, finished up his 2014 golf schedule by playing in the 25th annual Charles Tilghman Invitational at the Surf Golf & Beach Club along the Grand Strand.
“This is a highly sought-after event, where young talent has the chance to showcase their skills in front of college co

Hancock closes season in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Cade Hancock, an Elizabethtown 13-year-old, finished up his 2014 golf schedule by playing in the 25th annual Charles Tilghman Invitational at the Surf Golf & Beach Club along the Grand Strand. “This is a highly sought-after event, where young talent has the chance to showcase their skills in front of college co

Despite slow start, Lady Eagles rip Midway

ELIZABETHTOWN — After a lackluster first half, the Lady Eagles came to life — scoring 41 points in the second half to take a 51-12 Four County Conference win over visiting Midway. East Bladen improves to 9-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Lady Raiders fall to 4-5 and 0-1. The Lady Eagles had far more rebounds than they d

Eagles upset bid falls short

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles had visiting Midway on the brink of their first loss of the season with about 5 minutes left on Tuesday, but the Raiders did what good teams will do … go on a big run and hit free throws down the stretch. That recipe gave the Raiders a hard-fought 68-61 win in the Four County Conference opener for both teams.

BLADENBORO — Under a perfectly clear, sunny sky on Saturday morning, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led community supporters and the family of the late Lennon Lacy on a 1.2-mile march to draw attention to the teenager's death, which the organization does not believe was a suicide.
About 225 people made the slow-moving trek from Firs

Answers sought

BLADENBORO — Under a perfectly clear, sunny sky on Saturday morning, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led community supporters and the family of the late Lennon Lacy on a 1.2-mile march to draw attention to the teenager's death, which the organization does not believe was a suicide. About 225 people made the slow-moving trek from Firs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles will host the inaugural, four-team East Bladen Holiday Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
“The competition for these games will be very competitive,” said Patty Evers, athletics director and girls varsity basketball coach. “We put this together because of the inconsistency of trying to find holid

Lady Eagles to host Holiday Classic

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles will host the inaugural, four-team East Bladen Holiday Classic on Monday and Tuesday. “The competition for these games will be very competitive,” said Patty Evers, athletics director and girls varsity basketball coach. “We put this together because of the inconsistency of trying to find holid

Wallace-Rose Hill earns state's Class 1-AA title

The Four County Conference brought home a state championship and a state runner-up finish in the weekend's football title games. The split Class 1-A and Class 2-A Four County Conference was the only conference to have two teams in championship games — Class 1-A Wallace-Rose Hill, the No. 1 seed in the East in the Class 1-AA bracket, played o

Knights crush Purnell Swett by 40

DUBLIN — Six games in 12 days to open the season hardly bogged West Bladen down, and the sixth game — a rematch with Class 4-A Purnell Swett on Friday — capped off the challenging stretch with a crushing 70-30 non-conference win over the visiting Rams and pushed the Knights to 6-0. Rahu Purdie set the tone for the night when he h

Swett knocks off Lady Knights

DUBLIN — The home cooking for the Lady Knights on Friday as they hosted Class 4-A Purnell Swett in a non-conference tilt hardly stretched over to the officiating, as the Lady Rams went to the free-throw line 41 times in the game and West Bladen visited just 18 times in a 38-31 loss. The Lady Knights sank a mediocre seven shots from the line,

BLADENBORO — Under a perfectly clear, sunny sky on Saturday morning, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led community supporters and the family of the late Lennon Lacy on a 1.2-mile march to draw attention to a dark and tragic event.
With law enforcement from the Bladenboro Police Department, Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Elizabethtow

NAACP marches on Bladenboro

BLADENBORO — Under a perfectly clear, sunny sky on Saturday morning, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led community supporters and the family of the late Lennon Lacy on a 1.2-mile march to draw attention to a dark and tragic event. With law enforcement from the Bladenboro Police Department, Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Elizabethtow

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County District Attorney Jon David spent the better part of 30 minutes Friday afternoon talking about the process for investigating the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lee Lacy on Aug. 29.
Standing in front of several microphones from media around the state, David said he was bound by state ethics law from speaking about a

Lacy death update

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County District Attorney Jon David spent the better part of 30 minutes Friday afternoon talking about the process for investigating the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lee Lacy on Aug. 29. Standing in front of several microphones from media around the state, David said he was bound by state ethics law from speaking about a

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed 14 additional inspections of food establishments during the month of November, bringing the total to 26 for the month.
Following are the additoinal inspections — including the date it was performed, the facility inspected, the location and the overall score. The specific vio

Health department performs additional inspections

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed 14 additional inspections of food establishments during the month of November, bringing the total to 26 for the month. Following are the additoinal inspections — including the date it was performed, the facility inspected, the location and the overall score. The specific vio

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 51 calls for assistance from the public between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9.
Among those calls were six for verbal and/or physical assaults, four for breaking and/or entry, three for larceny, three for drugs, two for alarms and two for suspicious activity.
There

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 51 calls for assistance from the public between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9. Among those calls were six for verbal and/or physical assaults, four for breaking and/or entry, three for larceny, three for drugs, two for alarms and two for suspicious activity. There

When the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's eight football championship games kick off this weekend, the Four County Conference will be heavily represented with teams in two of the title tilts.
Wallace-Rose Hill, 14-1 overall and seeded No. 1 in the Class 1-AA playoffs, will face No. 5 Booneville Starmount, 12-3, at N.C. State on Fr

Conference is chasing a pair of state grid titles

When the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's eight football championship games kick off this weekend, the Four County Conference will be heavily represented with teams in two of the title tilts. Wallace-Rose Hill, 14-1 overall and seeded No. 1 in the Class 1-AA playoffs, will face No. 5 Booneville Starmount, 12-3, at N.C. State on Fr

Knights' fast start leads to 'W'

DUBLIN — The Knights leapt out of the gate quickly on Monday, exploding for 24 points in the opening quarter and knocked off South Columbus in a non-conference matchup, 60-47. The win keeps West Bladen undefeated at 4-0. Stefan McDonald and Rahu Purdie each canned three-pointers for West Bladen in the first period to fuel the Knights's open

Suggs on verge of 1,000th point after East win

WILMINGTON — In what turned out to be a defensive struggle on Monday, Lacey Suggs scored 18 points — within just two of 1,000 for her high-school career — to help lead East Bladen past Class 4-A Ashley High in a non-conference tilt, 39-33. The win keeps the Lady Eagles' record unblemished at 7-0. Ashley had the clamps on early a

BLADENBORO — Residents and officials with the town of Bladenboro are bracing for a march organized by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP on Saturday, a march aimed at honoring the memory of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old West Bladen student who was found hanging from a swing set on Aug. 29.
Although town officials know the details of the ma

NAACP set to march in Bladenboro

BLADENBORO — Residents and officials with the town of Bladenboro are bracing for a march organized by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP on Saturday, a march aimed at honoring the memory of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old West Bladen student who was found hanging from a swing set on Aug. 29. Although town officials know the details of the ma

March merely serves NAACP's own cause

The town of Bladenboro hosted its annual Christmas parade last Saturday, but it will host a “parade” of another kind this Saturday — one far more serious and far more polarizing. Tomorrow, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, led by the Rev. William Barber, will lead family, friends, supporters and wayward zealots in a march

BLADENBORO — The annual Christmas parade in Bladenboro on Saturday morning had all the right ingredients to spark the holiday spirit — a grey, overcast sky; more than 100 entries decked out in bright Christmas colors; enough of a chill in the air to conjure up thoughts of a white Christmas; blaring holiday music; plenty of candy being t

Parade brings holiday spirit to Bladenboro

BLADENBORO — The annual Christmas parade in Bladenboro on Saturday morning had all the right ingredients to spark the holiday spirit — a grey, overcast sky; more than 100 entries decked out in bright Christmas colors; enough of a chill in the air to conjure up thoughts of a white Christmas; blaring holiday music; plenty of candy being t





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