In health care, rural America is the sickly, neglected stepchild: More hypertension, more diabetes, more suicides, more serious accidents that are more often fatal, more uninsured patients, more people on Medicare, and fewer physicians.
ELIZABETHTOWN – In our first article of this series we introduced you to some of the good things happening at Bladen Lakes Primary, Bladenboro Middle, and Elizabethtown Primary. We also briefly talked about the importance of having good schools...
ELIZABETHTOWN — A traveling memorial to the firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC is now proudly on display at the Elizabethtown Fire Department.
WILMINGTON — On Thursday, Dec. 11, the East Bladen High School “Eagle Battalion” made a trip to the USS North Carolina Battleship on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington.
ELIZABETHTOWN — 'Tis the season to do good things for others and to pay it forward en masse.
In December 2001, the Jews of Afghanistan celebrated their first Hanukah free of the Taliban in almost a decade. It was a small celebration, for there were only two Jews left in the entire country — only two — and each one celebrated the...
DUBLIN — The annual Festival of Lights is underway at Lu Mil Vineyard.You can read more about the show, visiting with Santa and enjoying a delicious country buffet in Erin Smith's story, Lu Mil lights dazzle visitors”
ELIZABETHOWN — A new business has opened up recently in Elizabethtown offering vaporizers and tobacco products.
DUBLIN — While temperatures were mild, smiles abounded at Lu Mil Vineyard as folks began arriving Wednesday for the annual Festival of Lights.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
RALEIGH — Joseph Sledge is seeing the wheels of justice slowly beginning to grind forward as he moves closer to possible freedom.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Some children in Bladen County will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the staff of Schultz-Ellis Chiropractic.
The West Bladen High School Public Safety classes have been involved in testing to gain certification under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Customers of the former Bank of America found a new name but the same friendly faces on Monday when they arrived to transact business.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Tickets are going fast for the play “He Cheated, Why Me?” set to be performed on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elizabethtown Middle School.
RALEIGH — The unemployment figures for October were recently released by the Employment Security Commission and they bring good news as Bladen County saw its unemployment rate drop to 8.1 percent. That is down slightly from September when the...
DUBLIN — A playwright is preparing for the debut of her drama “Love's Redemption” at Bladen Community College's auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m.
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...
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.
Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War II pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he...
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.
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