West Bladen put on lockdown

West Bladen put on lockdown

DUBLIN — West Bladen High School was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as a precaution.According to Valerie Newton, public relations and informa...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Bladen native honored by President Trump during visit to White House

Bladen native honored by President Trump during visit to White House

ATLANTA — Sometimes, doing your job and doing it well could get you an invitation to the White House for a meeting with the president.That’...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Hancock finishes eighth in NCISSA state championship

Hancock finishes eighth in NCISSA state championship

ELIZABETHTOWN — As the 2017 golf season ratchets into high gear, Cade Hancock is already picking up accolades on the links.Hancock, 15, a sophom...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


White Lake Water Festival a hot spot for visitors

White Lake Water Festival a hot spot for visitors

WHITE LAKE — Summer has arrived … and lest, unofficially.On Saturday under a blanket of clouds, the 39th annual White Lake Water Festival ...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Purdie to play basketball for the Lady Monarchs

Purdie to play basketball for the Lady Monarchs

DUBLIN — Family played a big part in West Bladen senior Jerena Purdie’s decision to sign a letter of intent to play collegiate basketball ...

May 19th, 2017 updated: May 22nd, 2017. |  


Man wanted for murder arrested

Man wanted for murder arrested

ELIZABETHTOWN —On Saturday morning, Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced the arrest of Harold Eugene Swindell, 47, of Clarkton in the sh...

May 19th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


Bowen signs to play basketball for Belmost Abbey Crusaders

Bowen signs to play basketball for Belmost Abbey Crusaders

DUBLIN — West Bladen High brought two cakes to the table Thursday when senior John Bowen inked his intentions to play his college career at Belm...

May 18th, 2017 updated: May 19th, 2017. |  


Bladen County Board of Education and community taking stock after forums

Bladen County Board of Education and community taking stock after forums

ELIZABETHTOWN — In the wake of the community forums conducted over the last two weeks, both the Bladen County Board of Education and the communi...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop holds luncheon for those wearing a badge

Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop holds luncheon for those wearing a badge

ELIZABETHTOWN — The badge-wearers in Bladen County are feelin’ the love, and it’s coming from outside the county this time.On Wednes...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Eastpointe gives Bladen County commissioners a crash course on services

Eastpointe gives Bladen County commissioners a crash course on services

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County commissioners got a crash course Monday in the mental health and behavioral health services that falls under the u...

May 16th, 2017 |