Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing near signs that ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


NCDOT encourages public participation in Fayetteville transportation planning meeting

The N.C. Department of Transportation encourages the public to participate in an upcoming public meeting where they can provide feedback on potential ...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Thanks for support of Jail-A-Thon

On behalf of the Bladen County Educational Foundation, Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone who participated in our ...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Too much political party hyperbole

As a former Democrat and also a former Republican, I have grown to enjoy the letters from stanch supporters of both parties with their outlandish hype...

June 10th, 2016 |  


In whom do we trust?

In God we trust? I think not.We’ve come a long way from the old days when government and its institutions openly admitted that we needed God in ...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Make America great … again?

A demonstrably ‘great’ slogan – cover me bumpers, it has a definite ring to it.While it may ‘ring true,’ the implication...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Some summertime reminders about your pets

Your pet can get in trouble in minutes in hot weather. In just a few minutes on a summer day the inside of a car can get to 140 degrees. A pet should ...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Cost of living raises more important than minimum wage

As with so many things on the liberal agenda, the hot topic of a higher minimum wage continues to burn across this country — and even its most b...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


A special thank-you to my mom

A letter to my mother, Shirley Autry, on her birthday …Dear Mama,First, let me start by saying that you are amazing! As I reflect on my journey ...

April 19th, 2016 |  


Day of Prayer looms

It’s that time of year again — time for the National Day of Prayer at the Town Hall in Elizabethtown.The event will be held Thursday, May ...

April 19th, 2016 |