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McIntyre given The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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LUMBERTON — In recognition of his long-time devotion and service to the people of North Carolina, Congressman Mike McIntyre has been inducted into the state’s prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine.Announcement of his induction occurred at a district-wide appreciation celebration honoring McIntyre’s congressional service, held at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton. Elizabethtown Councilman, Ricky Leinwand, presented the official Long Leaf Certificate and pin to McIntyre.


Labor Day flags

W. Curt Vincent|Bladen JournalThe town of Dublin had numerous American flags lining N.C. 87 on the west side of town to help observe the Labor Day Weekend holiday.

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Not a fan of Gov. O’Malley

Democrat Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to put illegal immigrant children in foster homes.Gov. Martin O’Malley is considering a run for the oval office. Let him stay in Maryland. A recent article stated how 50 percent of Marylanders would opt to relocate to another state. I concur. I moved to Maryland in 2006 and always thought it was a great state for opportunity. But with the high taxes and extreme liberalism, I left.

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UNCP student’s art on display in Bladenboro

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Visual Arts Council presents artist Chris McCarty during the month of September. He is a senior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and will graduate in December.McCarty is a student of Prof. Joseph Begnaud, who is an associate professor of art at UNCP.The title of the art show is “My Experiences From Childhood.McCarty’s art is done in spray paint with ready made objects and is about childhood, the love...

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Southeastern bypassed for weatherization bid

LUMBERTON — A $1.7 million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose not to renew a contract held for eight years with Lumberton-based Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc.The local agency was one of three to bid on the contract, the other being the Lumber River Council of Governments, according t...

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Downtown awning issue to come before board

ELIZABETHTOWN — Councilmen with the Elizabethtown Town Council will meet Tuesday and deal with a relatively light agenda — except for one potentially contentious item.According to Town Manager Eddie Madden, the agenda will include an appearance by Pat Melvin, co-owner of the building which houses Bladen Hardware — as well as a code enforcement matter and surplus property. The board will also take up the issue of the state health plan that will be effective Jan. 1 ...

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Thorough investigation is necessary

On Jan. 31, Donte Jones, age 16, was arrested, charged and housed in the Bladen County jail amongst the adult population. He was charged with attempted mu...

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Service to offer new price reports for local products

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services’ State and Federal Market News Service is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products.Reports for the state-operated farmers markets in Raleigh and Asheville, which list current wholesale prices, are now online, as is Farm to School information, which provides total produce sales delivered plus unit prices. In addition to these reports, Market News plans to devel...

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Count your blessing every day

The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they never quit.It all depends on the kind of work you do. If you are a coal miner, then retirement at 55 looks great. If the daily manual labor is not too overtaxing then many enjoy staying on the job.

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Clark, Merritt

Donna Clark of Garland and Brandon Merritt of Harrells announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Linda Clark of Garland. She earned an associate degree in general education and is employed by Danaher.The prospective groom is the son of Elaine and Tink Merritt of Harrells. He earned an associate degree in criminal justice and is employed with Sleepy Creek Farms.The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 6, at...

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Cross, Melvin

Mr. and Mrs. Powell Jennings Cross of Elizabethtown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Caitlin Alyssa to Charles Dustin Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daniel Melvin of White Oak.The wedding ceremony will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.

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Bladenboro gearing up for Fun Day on Saturday

BLADENBORO — Folks looking for something to kick off the fall festival season need look no further than Bladenboro as they prepare for the 22nd annual Bladenboro Fun Day on Saturday.Joyce Walters, one of the organizers of the event, said the day will begin with an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. — but there won’t be the usual sweet start because there won’t be a pancake breakfast by the Rotary Club.The opening ceremony will be held in the front of t...

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Giving back to the community

ELIZABETHTOWN — A local man has made it his mission and ministry to give back to the community that gave so much to him and his family when he was growing up.Hubert Horne, founder of I AM Inc., said the inspiration for his ministry was his upbringing. He said he grew up in a home where his father worked, but earned very little.“I don’t know that I would have made it without the community,” said Horne. “I feel like I owe the community. I̵...

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Have you ever been photobombed?

Have you ever thought about bombs? Up until a few weeks ago, I’d not really given much thought about them. But one day recently that all changed and I began researching different types of bombs. In my research I learned that there are pipe bombs, smoke bombs, stink bombs, suitcase bombs, cluster bombs, atomic bombs, dirty bombs, hydrogen bombs, and nuclear bombs. You can be sure that there are many more different types of bombs than what I’ve listed.However, for this we...

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Workshop series for farmers offered

The upcoming series “Small Farm Profitability” is being offered by N.C. REAL and their community partners at the Small Business Centers and Cooperative Extensions in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties.It is a series of six classes taught by Tony Kleese, an expert in Agriculture Entrepreneurship with a focus on sustainable farming. The series will addresses common challenges faced by new and transitioning farmers in the region.The course covers g...

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Knowing the weather behooves boaters

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas.Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons and the BoatUS Foundation aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting so they may recognize and prepare for storms coming their way, interpret cloud formations and wind shifts, learn w...

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Collegiate bass fishing championship to air Sept. 3

FLORENCE, Ala. — Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation’s largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday, Sept. 3, when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship airs on the NBC Sports Network at 12:30 p.m.The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is the marquee event of three nationally televised tournaments hosted as part of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series that includes the ...

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Fake punt sparks Eagles to win

WHITEVILLE — A fake punt at a key juncture of the game, along with the stellar rushing of Farrell Murchison helped lead East Bladen to a 28-19 non-conference win over a pesky White team on Friday.The win improves the Eagles to 2-0 and drops the Wolfpack to 1-1.The play came early in the fourth quarter with East Bladen clinging to a 14-13 lead and facing a fourth and 5 deep in their own territory. Eagles coach Robby Priest pulled out a fake punt play that sent the s...

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