NEWS


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Wisconsin man fleeing police crashed while checking phone

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Spiteful gifts should be left unopened

Spiteful gifts should be left unopened

There is a Zen story about a young, impulsive warrior who made it his ambition to depose the legendary Master of the village. Making his threats and c...

December 15th, 2017 |  


From Covfefe to Hollyweed, weird news grabs 2017 headlines

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Firefighters rescue girl stuck in McDonald’s playground

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts responded to a fast food restaurant over the weekend to free a young girl who got stuck in t...

December 14th, 2017 |  


N.C. death row becoming frail, aging

DURHAM — North Carolina juries rejected the death penalty in 2017, refusing to impose death sentences at any of the four trials where prosecutor...

December 14th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lady Knights’ rally falls short, 47-44

DUBLIN — The opportunity was there as time was ticking down, but a rare win over Whiteville wasn’t to be for the Lady Knights on Friday. A...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles crush Fairmont, 60-20

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles’ offense gave the home crowd plenty to cheer for, but it was the defense that paved the way to a 60-20 Thr...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles crush Fairmont, 60-20

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles’ offense gave the home crowd plenty to cheer for, but it was the defense that paved the way to a 60-20 Thr...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Scorpions rally to sting Eagles, 68-52

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles and Scorpions of North Brunswick battled back and forth for three quarters before the visitors used a 28-15 run throu...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Third-quarter outburst sinks Eagles, 67-47

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen hung with visiting West Columbus for 16 minutes, but a 22-3 blitz to open the second half propelled the Vikings to a...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Knights fall to South Rob, 50-37

ROWLAND — Nytia Lewis was too much for West Bladen to handle on Tuesday night.Lewis registered a triple-double with 18 points, 16 blocks and 12 ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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A birthday wish at Christmas

This morning as Ron lay in bed and slowly open his eyes to the sunlight chasing the darkness away, it was then, he realized just how alone he was sinc...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Health department makes 33 November inspections

Health department makes 33 November inspections

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 33 inspections of food establishments in November, including nine publi...

December 7th, 2017 |  


A great meal is about how you eat, not what you eat

A great meal is about how you eat, not what you eat

Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many of us fall short of that ideal.We eat on the run,...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Family Caregiver Program funding available

PEMBROKE — The Family Caregiver Program has funding available for unpaid caregivers caring for an older adult 60 years of age and older in Blade...

December 4th, 2017 |  


A Christmas first: two girls experience first parade in Bladenboro Saturday

A Christmas first: two girls experience first parade in Bladenboro Saturday

BLADENBORO — Even though the rain that started early Saturday morning may have been the cause for what could have been a record low attendance a...

December 4th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Actions of these men shameful

To all males living in this country I issue a collective statement: enough already! Who are you to impose your sexual desires on someone because they ...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Atlantic CoastPipeline effortmoving slowly

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will face many hurdles from gaining permits to burrowing through 600 miles of terrain from West Virginia through Virginia ...

December 15th, 2017 |  


How about some proof, please

It is just stunning to me the number of women who suddenly find themselves empowered to make accusations against men of things that supposedly took pl...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the trad...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Stocking fundneeds yourdonation now

As you read this, there is likely less than a mere 24 hours left in the 2017 version of the Empty Stocking Fund. It could be the most important hours ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


The question is, who pays?

The debate about health care and health insurance has been framed by those who support government paid health care and health insurance as an access i...

December 11th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Bikini baristas sue Washington city over dress code law

SEATTLE (AP) — Seven bikini baristas and the owner of a chain of the coffee stands called “Hillbilly Hotties” sued the city of Evere...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new boutique has pranced into town.Aug. 22 saw the opening in downtown Elizabethtown of Priss Pots, a boutique dedicated to &#...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Williams to serve as keynote speaker

ELIZABETHTOWN — Maurice Williams, president of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Bladen ...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Bladen Community College offering no-cost business seminars

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost business seminars in September.They are:— Social Media ...

August 24th, 2017 |  


BCC offers no-cost business seminars

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in August. They are:— Social Media for Non-Pro...

August 1st, 2017 |  


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