Medicaid program stays under budget as reform looms

RALEIGH — The once-floundering state Medicaid system stay within its budget for the fourth consecutive year. Meanwhile, a planned switch to mana...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Stop making blah salads … add zesty toppers

Stop making blah salads … add zesty toppers

Sometimes people think green salad = lettuce = blah. Not so. The only limits to exciting salads are limits of the imagination.Begin with salad greens....

November 9th, 2017 |  


Bladen County veteran recognized

Bladen County veteran recognized

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bennett McDowell, 87, of Elizabetown was recognized on Wednesday during the 12th annual Bladen County Veteran’s Day Ceremo...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Health department inspects 39 food sites

Health department inspects 39 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 39 inspections of food establishments during the month of October.Follo...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Making meals ahead of time a worthy idea

Making meals ahead of time a worthy idea

Does your family ever text you about 4:30 p.m. and ask “What’s for dinner?” Instead of grabbing fast food on the way home from work,...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Smith, Greene to wed in May 2018

Smith, Greene to wed in May 2018

Ty Smith of Harrisburg and Beverly Smith of Salisbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Mariah Smith of Oak Island, to Adam Hobby Green...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Class of 1957 reunites

Class of 1957 reunites

TAR HEEL — On June 17, the Tar Heel High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 60th class reunion with dinner at Pier 41 restaurant in Lumberton. ...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Eating whole grains is healthier, but beware

Eating whole grains is healthier, but beware

Eating whole grains is one way to make your diet healthier. Most Americans don’t get enough whole grains in their diet. Refined grains have only...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Pageant applications being accepted

ELIZABETHTOWN — Applications are now being accepted for the 11th annual Bladen County Youth Focus Project Pageant to be held Thursday, Jan. 11, ...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Gamma Xi Chapter met in September

Gamma Xi Chapter met in September

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Gamma Xi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met on Sept. 21 at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery. President Missy Wells ...

October 20th, 2017 |