Swish, slap, splat

Do you get eaten up in the evenings by thousands of blood-sucking mosquitoes? Do you fear going deaf from all the buzzing mosquitoes, which eagerly aw...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Peppers are a vegetable used in a variety of dishes as seasoning, garnish, main dish, and relish. Peppers are na­tive to tropical America and wer...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Start the summer enjoying local blueberries

Start the summer enjoying local blueberries

There’s nothing more delicious than blueberries. A staple of our early ancestors, they’re as much a part of our heritage as country quilts...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Eastpointe files lawsuit against state DHHS

RALEIGH — Eastpointe Human Services has filed a legal action against the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and others in U....

June 8th, 2017 |  


Lower Cape Fear Hospice honored for highest level of quality care

WILMINGTON — Lower Cape Fear Hospice, including the facility that serves Bladen County, was recently named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by De...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Bladen health department makes 32 inspections

Bladen health department makes 32 inspections

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 32 inspections of food establishments during the month of May.Following...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Organic produce versus conventional produce

Organic produce versus conventional produce

Organic farmers focus their efforts on renewable resources and the conservation of water and soil. Most organic foods cost 10 to 40 percent more than ...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Reducing the risk of food-borne illnesses

Reducing the risk of food-borne illnesses

Food poisoning affects millions of Americans each year. Common symptoms are similar to the flu and may include headache, nausea, fever, stomach cramps...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Exploring the hidden dangers of caffeine

Exploring the hidden dangers of caffeine

Caffeine has been in the news recently as a result of the unfortunate death of the young boy in South Carolina. Caffeine is a drug that affects the ce...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Let us take a closer look at lettuce

Let us take a closer look at lettuce

When most people think of salad they think of Iceberg lettuce. It is, by far, the most common variety of lettuce. Although it is often criticized by s...

May 12th, 2017 |