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Grants to help project take flight at Elizabethtown airport

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has approved state and federal funding for four airports — in...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Bladen schools closed

Bladen schools closed

Due to hazardous road conditions all Bladen County Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 18, for students with an optional 2-hour delay teacher...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Inman named to Coastal Carolina Dean’s List

CONWAY, S.C. — Abby Inman of Tar Heel has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester at Coastal Carolina University.Inman is...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Judge issues consent judgment in nuisance case

WHITEVILLE – Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser has entered a consent judgment against a nuisance property located at 316 Lizzie’s Drive,...

January 17th, 2018 |  


DAR chapter celebrates women

DAR chapter celebrates women

ELIZABETHTOWN — The January meeting of the Battle of Elizabethtown, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was a celebration of w...

January 17th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Eagles’ huge rally knocks off Knights

DUBLIN — East Bladen withstood an avalanche of three-pointers from West Bladen and used a strong second half to rally from a 24-point deficit to...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Lady Eagles fight for 68-62 win over West Bladen

DUBLIN — Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson scored 21 points to help lead East Bladen past a pesky West Bladen squad on Tuesday, giving the Lady Eagle...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Eagles fall to South Columbus

TABOR CITY — South Columbus broke open a close halftime game with a 29-22 run through the second half to earn a 57-49 Three Rivers Conference wi...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Red Springs sinks Knights, 88-68

DUBLIN — Red Springs rolled to a 30-point halftime lead Friday and never looked back en route to an 88-68 Three Rivers Conference win over West ...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Lady Knights upset Red Springs, 60-38

DUBLIN — West Bladen earned perhaps its biggest win in a few seasons on Friday, knocking off visiting Red Springs and kicking the Lady Red Devil...

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Lady Eagles roll past South Columbus, 67-36

TABOR CITY — The Lady Eagles put together one of their best games of the season on Friday, putting four players in double figures and scoring 67...

January 13th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


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Top medical awards
Top medical awards

Top medical awards

Two awards at Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare were recently announced. Physician of the Year was awarded to Emergency Department Physician Charles ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Prescription opioids now harder to get

RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina.The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the numb...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Food safety tips before, during, after severe storms

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations for those who ...

January 4th, 2018 |  


HOPE4NC wins Excellence Award

HOPE4NC wins Excellence Award

PINEHURST — Each year, the N.C. Council of Community Programs seeks nominations in a variety of categories, from LME/MCOs for innovative communi...

December 15th, 2017 |  


State officials criticize former mental-health executives

RALEIGH — Angry lawmakers on Tuesday advocated civil and possibly criminal action against former executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare S...

December 13th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Drilling benefits exceed costs

Drilling benefits exceed costs

If energy companies respond to the Interior Department’s recently announced process for pursuing oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Is liberalism a mental disorder?

I’d like your thoughts on this (but) liberals need not respond … I know your views.Morals and integrity have made a 180-degree turn in jus...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Resurrection ofhistorical societymight be an asset

The Bladen County Historical Society, pretty much defunct for more than two years now, is looking to make a fresh start.Lewis Smith, a local historian...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Talent pipeline is the key

Talent pipeline is the key

That we did not secure the new Toyota-Mazda facility and those 4,000 jobs was bad news. North Carolina put forth a strong, bipartisan effort to woo th...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Understanding GenX better

After listening to information from state officials at several meetings about GenX and an explanation about chemical compounds, I now have a better un...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Rare illegal ballots still matter

Rare illegal ballots still matter

President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud are preposterous. No credible evidence suggests that millions of people cast illegal ballots, ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


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Pittenger: Interstate 74 would spark economic growth

Pittenger: Interstate 74 would spark economic growth

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is leading bipartisan efforts to upgrade Highway 74 into a modern interstate connecting Charlo...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Regulations, market dynamics changing funeral business

RALEIGH — Walk through a cemetery and you notice a quiet, reverent hush.Some graves and cemeteries are cared for with a meticulous touch, lush w...

October 31st, 2017 |  


BCC’s Small Business Center offering no-cost workshops

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars throughout October.The final three seminars of the E...

October 4th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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