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Investigatoin continuing in shooting death

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BLADENBORO — The investigation is continuing into the recent shooting death of a woman in Bladenboro.According to Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt, the woman has been identified as Patricia Cooper.“The department certainly wants to offer its condolences to the family of Patricia Cooper,” Hunt said. “Anytime there is a loss of life, it’s unfortunate and tragic.”He added that the investigation is ongoing, but that the incident appears to have arisen out of a domestic dispute between Cooper and an ex-boyfriend.No arrests have been made, but Hunt said he hopes to have the investigation wrapped up soon — as early as today or Wednesday.The fatal shooting took place at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday.


East at West games moved

DUBLIN — Because of the inclement weather, all athletic events scheduled for today between West Bladen and East Bladen have been moved to Wednesday.That includes the baseball, softball and soccer activities — jayvee and varsity.— Baseball: Jayvee will play at West Bladen at 4 p.m.; varsity will play at West Bladen at 7 p.m.— Softball: Varisty will play at West Bladen at 6 p.m.— Soccer: Varsity will play at West Bladen a...

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Chamber award-winners announced

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Elizabethtown-White lake Area Chamber of Commerce award winners have been announced.There are …— Outstanding Small Business Award: First Source Staffing (Timbo Blount)— Caring Person Award: Faye Womble— Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year: Four County Electric (Dan Allen)— Honorary Lifetime Member: White lake Marine (Carl DeAndrade)The annual Chamber banquet, dur...

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Bladen students attend YLA conference

RALEIGH — Thirteen high school students from Bladen County recently participated in the N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly conference in Raleigh. More than 200 students from 36 counties were in attendance during the three-day legislative session.North Carolina Congressman Justin Burr was the keynote speaker. Wake County District Court Judge Vince Rozier, son of Bladen County School Board member Vinston Rozier, presided over the assembly.

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Saying ‘thanks” isn’t enough

We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we met veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans. ...

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New owners reopen 41 Grill

DUBLIN — After sitting vacant for several months, 41 Grocery & Grill recently reopened its doors with separate proprietors for each half of the facility.On the restaurant side, the husband and wife team of Thomas and Heidi Smith from Bladenboro reopened 41 Grill on Friday, April 11.“We always wanted to run a hamburger joint, so when we saw this opportunity we jumped at it,” Thomas said. “And we have quite a few family members and friends helping u...

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Just plane fun

Photo courtesy of Dove RoyReynold Hester of Hester Tire Pros, takes off in his airplane during the Bladenboro Fly-In on Saturday. More than a dozen planes participated, and some offered rides to those in attendance.The event attracted a large crowd of all ages and, at one point, a plane flew overhead and dropped numerous Easter eggs for the children to gather. There was also food and beverages available, along with live music and a prayer service.

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Sports briefs

B’boro Rotary Club golf tourney***BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Rotary Club will hold its 16th annual golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Land O Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville.The event benefits a scholarship fund for for Bladenboro and West Bladen High seniors through the J.W. and Martha Black Scholarship, two former educators.The entry fee for the tournament will include greens fees, cart and a meal before and after th...

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