Lawmakers frustrated about lack of DHHS watchdog

RALEIGH — Legislative Republicans and Democrats bristled at excuses Department of Health and Human Services officials gave Tuesday over their fa...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Health department inspects 22 locations

Health department inspects 22 locations

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 21 inspections of area food establishments during the month of December...

January 14th, 2018 |  


LCFH to offer grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop, “Understanding Grief and Loss,” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


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 |  


Carolina Crossroads director leaving drug rehabilitation ministry

Carolina Crossroads director leaving drug rehabilitation ministry

ELIZABETHTOWN — After far more than 1,000 battles shoulder-to-shoulder with individuals against drug addiction, the director of Carolina Crossro...

December 15th, 2017 |  


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 |  


Christmas wreath class

Christmas wreath class

ELIZABETHTOWN — Everyone was delighted with all the wreaths they made at the wreath-making class using fresh greenery Wednesday evening at the B...

December 8th, 2017 |