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Fundraiser for Cody Clark rescheduled

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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.

 

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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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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Bladen County Sheriff’s Office

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a total of 45 calls from victims of alleged crimes between April 9 and April 16.Of those, six were to report larceny, five for verbal and/or physical assault, five for residential or business alarms, two for harassment, two for suspicious activity and one for drugs.Deputies also made a total of 19 arrests during that same time period.The following are the more interesting and/or important ...

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Top Gun champs

Contributed photoThe Carolina Wildcats finished in first place in the 2014 Top Gun World Series NIT on April 5-6 in Dillon, S.C. With this win they received the new 2014 Worth Legit bat and improves them 13-4 on the season. Members of the team are: Casey West, Katlyn Jones, Morgan Britt, Ashley Prevatte, coach Johnny Britt, Morgan Hatchell, coach Gary Hatchell, Jesse Bryant, Arica Gandy, coach Justin Jones, Ramsey Milligan and coach William Britt. Not pictured are Skyler McCoy, Kat...

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Dublin First Baptist Church prepares to open second campus at White Lake Sunday

WHITE LAKE — There is an air of anticipation at White Lake for this weekend as a new church campus is about to open its doors and welcome folks into a worshipful experience on the shores of the crystal lake Sunday at 8:32 a.m.The new church will be housed at The Venue (formerly Crystal Beach) at White Lake, which is located between the Regal Resort and Goldston’s Beach. It will be a second campus of the Dublin First Baptist Church, said the Rev. Cameron McGill....

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Bladen County Retired School Personnel hears from charter school

ELIZABETHTOWN — The regular meeting of the Bladen County Retired School Personnel was held on March 31 at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s Commandant of Cadets Carl Lloyd was the guest speaker.

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No arrest yet in fatal shooting

BLADENBORO —A fatal shooting outside the Ash Street apartments in Bladenboro early Monday morning remains under investigation by the Bladenboro Police Department.According to Chief Chris Hunt, the shooting took place at about 2:30 a.m. and, when officers arrived, the victim — identified as Patricia Scott Cooper, 38 — had suffered a single gunshot to the back but was still alive.Cooper was transported to Bladen County Hospital, where she was pronounced d...

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