West fans should fill the stands

It’s a real shame what happened during the recent high-school football game between West Bladen and Rocky Point Trask, when a total of seven players were ejected for fighting.

NCBA calling for eyeglasses

The North Carolina Bankers Association has partnered with Lions Club International’s recycle for sight initiative for its fall outreach program. As one of the major undertakings of the Lions Club, recycle for sight aims to...

Join the annual Walk for Memory

Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic and is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. In the United States, more than 5 million people are living with the disease. As the Baby Boomers age, those numbers will rise dramatically and by...

Trial was the real tragedy

Former Robeson County District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt always seemed proud of his Guinness Book of World Records’ morbid moniker “deadliest prosecutor.” Despite the exoneration of Henry McCollum and Leon Brown — two...

Eagles, Knights deserve our support

If Bladen County can’t get excited about our high-school varsity football teams this season, then will they ever?

Vote of confidence for McVicker

I am a current resident of Cumberland County and have dealt with Jim McVicker, candidate for Bladen County sheriff, on two occasions. On both of these occasions, my family and I where put in a dangerous situation dealing with theives trying to...

Is war being created for profit?

In response to Jerry D. Jackson’s question in his Sept. 19 letter, I am fully aware that our federal government has contingency plans to address threats from other governments, but the newly formed so-called “Islamic State” is...


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