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The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday, and the Bladen Journal would like to hear your stories about a Mustang you’ve owned, a Mustang you’ve refurbish, a Mustang you still have or any Mustang story you’d like to share. You can send your story by email to cvincent@civitasmedia.com or call 862-4163 during regular business hours. Be sure to include your name and telephone number if you email, and submit your story by Wednesday, April 30.

 

‘I couldn’t believe it happened again’

RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world.For Flora Macdonald Academy volunteer Alonzo Lunsford, the April 2 shooting was more than a headline — it was tragic reminder of what he endured during the first massacre at the same Army base more than four years ago.“I couldn’t believe it happened again,” said the 47-year-old...

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For Better Living: Soft-Corn Tortillas

In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize. The corn tortilla, with many variants, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. Tortillas have been gaining in popularity in the United States over the past few years.Tortillas vary in size from about 2 ½ inches to over 12 inches, depending on the region of the country and the dish for which it is intended. They...

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Harmony Hall reunion on tap for Saturday

WHITE OAK — Y’all are invited to an old-timey reunion “like they used to have” at Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday between 9 a.m. and lasting all day.“While Harmony Hall was in the throws of restoration 15 years ago, it was not unusual to have over 2,000 people on one Saturday, the first Saturday in May,” said Seth Lewis, a member of the Harmony Hall Plantation Village Committee. “Now we have to schedule around other activities. ...

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Taco Bell to begin construction in May

ELIZABETHTOWN —For those in the area salivating over the impending arrival of Taco Bell to the downtown Elizabethtown area, plans have moved to the front of the grill and the Mexican fast-food chain could be delivered soon.Elizabethtown Town Planner Bryan Martin said plans are still moving forward for the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant in town in the near future. Family Foods Inc. of Fayetteville, which will operate the establishment once completed, submitted an appli...

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An empty tomb is not an empty promise

“The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the m...

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Whiteville farmer pleads guilty to mail fraud

WHITEVILLE — John Paul Smith, a farmer and grain broker who once operated grain elevators in Clarkton and Whiteville, was sentenced in federal court Thursday after entering a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud.According to reports, Smith served as a broker for Murphy Brown LLC purchasing corn, soybeans, and wheat from area farmers for the company. Smith would enter information regarding the crops he purchased for Murphy Brown into an electronic system, according to court re...

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Elizabethtown Middle School students named to honor rolls

Elizabethtown Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor students.Fifth Grade— A Honor Roll: Anette Munoz-Ventura, Lavada Jackson, Kaleb Anders, Weston Hodge, Ethan Johnson, Madison Kellum, Aiyana Lowry, Kristen Pate, Ayden Piland, Kayleigh Raynor, Janeth Salgado, Drew Sholar, Hannah Wheeless

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Agencies join together for proper pet care

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