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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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Guyton, Lennon

Mr. Mrs. Benjamin E. Guyton Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meghan Summer Guyton of Bladenboro, to Forrest Galloway Lennon, also of Bladenboro.The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of West Bladen High School and is employed as an SSR for First Citizens Bank in Bladenboro.The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gregory Lennon of Bladenboro. He is a 2011 graduate of West Bladen High School and is employed with Day and Zim...

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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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Communism a threat to America

Wake up and smell the coffee … you bet communism is a threat to our way of life and freedom. Communism is anti-God, church and Bible, anti-family and freedom.Communism holds that “religion is the opiate of the people; faith in God is foolishness. The Bible is a storybook. Churches must be closed.”Thirty percent of churches have done away with Sunday night services and Wednesday night prayer meetings. They have no problem with you going to church and wor...

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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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Your government as innovator? Yes!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion. ...

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Fundraiser for Cody Clark rescheduled

AMMON —The Easter egg hunt and One Mile Walk/Run for Cody Clark have been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.All events have been rescheduled to Saturday, April 26, and all times will remain the same. The run/walk begin at 11 a.m. and the egg hunt at 12:30 p.m.For questions, call 910-588-4592.

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This is Day 5 of earning for yourself

The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it’s springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on things — tax day.April 15 arrived has come and gone, but do you know exactly how long it took you to pay those taxes?If we add up every tax you have to pay — federal, state, property, etc. — how long would it take? What is the ...

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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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Fixing our schools: E’town Primary, Clarkton School of Discovery

ELIZABETHTOWN — You can often find them in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, in the bottom of your purse, under the couch cushions. Pennies can be found everywhere. Tossed aside with little value. But to a school system, they are valuable. And particularly when you put pennies together to make dollars. ...

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Foster care system works to reunite families

ELIZABETHTOWN — The foster care system sees many children walk through its doors because of numerous circumstances.Drucilla Wright, who oversees the foster care unit for the Bladen County Department of Social Services, and Bladen County DSS Director Vickie Smith recently talked about the unit and its function.Wright said that, initially, Child Protective Services receives a report and and they will work with the family for 30 to 45 days.“CPS will d...

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Elizabethtown Primary School announces honor students

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade

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West Bladen pounds the Eagles

DUBLIN — Quiet for the first three innings, West Bladen’s bats came alive for 11 hits and 11 runs over the final three innings Wednesday and handed visiting East Bladen an 11-2 Four County Conference loss.The win improved the Knights to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in the conference, while the Eagles fell to 4-9 overall and 4-5 in the conference.After two scoreless innings, East Bladen pushed a pair of runs across in the third fueled by a West Bladen error and two hit...

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Lady Knights whip East Bladen

DUBLIN — The visiting Lady Eagles showed some early feistiness, but couldn’t keep up with the offensive firepower of West Bladen on Wednesday. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits en route to an 11-5 Four County Conference win.West Bladen improved to 14-2 overall and 8-2 in the conference, while East Bladen fell to 8-4 overall and 6-4 in the conference.The Lady Eagles opened the game with three runs in the first inning, the big hits a two-run double by Yoland...

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