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The continued rise of the GOP

RALEIGH — When the news broke that Rep. Tim Moore would be the Republican nominee for speaker of the North Carolina House and Rep. Mike Hager would be majority leader, the usual suspects did the usual things. Politicians seeking power, lobbyists seeking favors, and reporters seeking access rushed to offer words of praise for Moore, Hager, an

Lumbee people's heart not represented by governemtn

To the Editor, Again this year, the Lumbee sent no elected tribal officials to represent us during the statewide observance of American Indian Heritage Month. The Lumbee Tribal Government continues to fail our people. The tribal government is breaking down the Lumbee person by person, household by household, and as a tribe. Lumbee people, however

Heartfelt thanks for fine care

To all the doctors and nurses in the outpatient care area and in ICU at Bladen County Hospital, I would like to say you-all did a wonderful job taking care of my husband Jerry last week. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you, Barbara Bryan Bladenboro

Crime report

Thefts Kayla Watts, of North Walnut Street, Lumberton, reported Friday that a $400 Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver was stolen from her car, according to a police report. Bob Pierson, of Garland, reported Friday that his $100 iPhone 4 was stolen from a residence on Meadow Road in Lumberton, according to a police report. Donald Ray Barton, o

CLARKTON — One of two men charged with first-degree murder after a shooting on Oct. 28 was arrested Monday by deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
According to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester, deputies arrested Ernest Raysean Gray, 23, of Clarkton without incident at a residence on Edgewood Street just before 9 a.m.
“Gray was

Murder suspect arrested; one remains free

CLARKTON — One of two men charged with first-degree murder after a shooting on Oct. 28 was arrested Monday by deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office. According to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester, deputies arrested Ernest Raysean Gray, 23, of Clarkton without incident at a residence on Edgewood Street just before 9 a.m. “Gray was

Defense dominates in Kentucky's 86-28 win over Montana State

LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second time in three games, top-ranked Kentucky demonstrated how dominant it can be when it plays tight defense. Just ask overmatched Montana State, which went scoreless for more than 13 minutes Sunday night. Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 as the Wildcats raced to an 86-28 victo

Street light takes a hit, culprit sought

ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials with the town of Elizabethtown are asking for the public's help in identifying the individual who struck a downtown street light post on Friday morning, damaging the light, and then left the scene. According to Elizabethtown Public Works Director Pat DeVane, the cost to replace the light will be about $6,000. ̶

ATLANTA — After being suspended for Cleveland's first 10 games, Josh Gordon had no trouble remembering how to play the game.
Fortunately for the Browns, Brian Hoyer was able to forget some costly mistakes.
Gordon turned in a huge performance in his first game of the season, catching eight passes for 120 yards, and Hoyer shook off three inte

Cundiff field goal leads Browns past Falcons 26-24

ATLANTA — After being suspended for Cleveland's first 10 games, Josh Gordon had no trouble remembering how to play the game. Fortunately for the Browns, Brian Hoyer was able to forget some costly mistakes. Gordon turned in a huge performance in his first game of the season, catching eight passes for 120 yards, and Hoyer shook off three inte

MIAMI — So much intrigue, crammed into 14 seconds. A pair of former Connecticut stars, going 1-on-1 as if they were willing to decide it themselves. A one-point game, one team about to end a losing streak and a tip-in try that added more drama with every bounce off the rim.
“Definitely an experience,” Luol Deng said.
For the Mia

Heat survive at the buzzer, beat Hornets 94-93

MIAMI — So much intrigue, crammed into 14 seconds. A pair of former Connecticut stars, going 1-on-1 as if they were willing to decide it themselves. A one-point game, one team about to end a losing streak and a tip-in try that added more drama with every bounce off the rim. “Definitely an experience,” Luol Deng said. For the Mia

LAURINBURG — A series of light showers cast a cloud over Sunday's Christmas on Main event, thinning the crowd considerably from the thousands expected to turn out.
More than 30 food and craft vendors still lined the streets, purveying everything from holiday-brightening handmade wreaths, clothing, and jewelry to freeze-dried foodstuffs. Thos

Amid showers, Christmas on Main brings holiday cheer

LAURINBURG — A series of light showers cast a cloud over Sunday's Christmas on Main event, thinning the crowd considerably from the thousands expected to turn out. More than 30 food and craft vendors still lined the streets, purveying everything from holiday-brightening handmade wreaths, clothing, and jewelry to freeze-dried foodstuffs. Thos

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