School closings need reconsideration

School closings need reconsideration

On behalf of the A+ Schools Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, I would like to submit this letter of support for our A+ schools in Bladen Cou...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Party affiliation called into question

Based on my understanding of Scripture, I am a born-again Christian. I was registered for approximately 20 years as a Democrat, approximately 20 years...

October 13th, 2015 |  


Sheriff’s honor guard needs your pledge

When I was elected sheriff I was blessed to start my tenure with many fine officers in my command. I have men and women who are proud of the office an...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Take a walk on Oct. 17, fight Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. In the United States, more than 5 million people ...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Keeping you informed

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Sadie Perry and I met with Dr. Robert Taylor at the Board of Education in Elizabethtown to obtain additional research on his pro...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Ad hoc minutes are not missing

In response to a concern expressed by one of your readers regarding minutes from an Ad Hoc committee meeting of Bladen County Schools proposed consoli...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Adhoc committee’s minutes went missing

Someone told me that they were looking for the Board of Education’s Adhoc Committee minutes from Sept. 1, but they could not find them on the Bo...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Is this really the best plan?

Understanding that our county is identified as a high poverty, economically depressed county and with known budget restraints, we do need to look at h...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Church gives thanks for contribution

St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Elizabethtowntown would like to send a grateful and loving thank-you to Hannah Cole, Collin Cole and Charles Denny...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Park staff thanks those who have visited

We here at Jones Lake State Park want to take this opportunity to thank all of our park visitors and local citizens for making this year’s summe...

September 14th, 2015 updated: September 14th, 2015. |