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Wallaby leads police chase over Sydney Harbour Bridge

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic in Australia’s biggest city on Tuesday, befo...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spo...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty — and books

RALEIGH (AP) — Dead men tell no tales, but there’s new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship harbored books...

January 18th, 2018 |  


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH CALENDAR

Jan. 22— Elizabethtown Baptist Church, located at 1800 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown, will host the N.C. Baptist Singers Orchestra at 7 p.m.Feb....

January 18th, 2018 |  


Some low-performing schools hesitant to adopt restart model

RALEIGH — Charter schools offer opportunities to experiment with innovative policies and find what works best to improve academic performance, s...

January 18th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Defense leads Lady Eagles past Red Springs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles left no doubt that avenging their only loss of the season was a priority Friday, as East Bladen started fast and...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Paul R. Brown falls in heart-breaker to Antioch, 52-50

LUMBERTON — Paul R. Brown survived a 13-point run in the second quarter, but couldn’t pull off the upset of undefeated Antioch Christian A...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Moore-Peterson hits 1,000 points

Moore-Peterson hits 1,000 points

East Bladen junior guard Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson joined the Lady Eagles’ 1,000 Point Club when she scored 21 points in a 68-62 win over cro...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Senior Games fundraiser underway

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lumber River Council of Governments is selling raffle tickets for $5 as part of a fundraiser for the Senior Games that will be h...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Local race team jumping into NASCAR Cup Series

CERRO GORDO — Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced today that the team will be jumping to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the seas...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Pechmann Center offering five fishing workshops in February

FAYETTEVILLE – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering five free fishing workshops ...

January 17th, 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


Partisan politics of destruction

Partisan politics of destruction

Senate Democrats have been indignantly sounding the alarm that President Trump represents a threat to the independence of the judicial branch. They ar...

January 18th, 2018 |  


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 |  


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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