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Commissioners approve application for rock arch fish way

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ELIZABETHTOWN — In a brief, special-called meeting, the Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an application for funding from the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund for engineering, design and environmental permits for the construction of a proposed rock arch ramp fish way on the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 2.Though a quorum was present, absent from the meeting were Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Jimmie Smith and Commissioners Delilah Blanks and Russell Priest.Bladen County Manager Greg Martin said the ramp will allow fish to move upriver for spawning purposes. The vote was unanimous.


Bladen County Sheriff’s Office

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office responded to 50 calls from the public between July 23 and July 30.Among those calls were six for larceny, five for breaking and/or entering, five for verbal and/or physical assault and three for suspicious activity.There were also a total of 28 arrests during that same time.Following are the more important and/or interesting arrests …— Steven Robert Boyne, 25, c...

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Drug testing for Work First recipients gets put in limbo

RALEIGH — A new North Carolina requiring drug testing for welfare recipients has seen implementation delayed until July 1, 2015, thanks to a vote in the N.C. House last week.According to the Raleigh News and Observer, the delay comes about one week before county agencies would have been required to start drug testing of welfare applicants. N.C. House Bill 1133, a technical corrections bill, included language that delays the drug testing until July 1, 2015, instead of the orig...

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McDuffie tabbed officer of regional board

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia convened in Wrightsville Beach this week to kick off the 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference.As part of the opening day activities, the North Carolina Pest Management Association welcomed its executive officers for 2014-2015.NCPMA members are also attending classes concerning the latest research regarding pollinators, cockroaches and other pests...

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Bladenboro board approves changes to community building plans

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Council addressed changes to the town’s new community building, which is currently under construction, during a special-called meeting on Monday. The board approved several changes to the plans, but the project remains within the budget, said Bladenboro Mayor Rufus Duckworth.Duckworth said that contractors bid on a project based on the blueprints presented at the time they bid. Initially, the plans for the community building called for t...

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State Fair tickets on sale now

RALEIGH – North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets are now on sale at Adkins, Vanilla Ice, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Newsboys are just a few of the artists performing in Dorton Arena this year, with concert ticket prices ranging from $5 to $17.Advance admission tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. These prices reflect a savings of $2 per adult gate admission ticket and...

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Night turtle walk set for Aug. 7

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Visitors will walk alongside turtle experts from the Wrightsville Beach Turtle Project and staff of the N.C. Coastal Federation for a nighttime beach stroll on Thursday, Aug. 7.During this family event, people will learn about the annual turtle migrations and this year’s turtle nesting activity at Wrightsville Beach and on nearby islands. They will also learn how turtles are affected by tides and phases of the moon, how to identify a “scute...

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Families First wins grant

WHITEVILLE — Families First, Inc. announced recently that it has received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help with the presentation of the SAFE Dates program. This program is an evidenced-based program that is provided to all ninth-graders in Columbus County and Whiteville City Schools.SAFE Dates is a nine-part curriculum that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. It’s designed...

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Hancock wins on Coastal Junior Golf Tour

HAMPSTEAD — An impromptu practice round on Sunday helped Cade Hancock earn a weather-shortened win on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour on Monday at Old Pointe Golf & Country Club.According to his father Jim, Cade had first claimed on Sunday that it was too hot to play golf — which resulted in Jim thinking he had ample time to do some afternoon relaxing.“I woke from a nap and found Cade dressed and ready to go,” Jim said. “He told me, ‘Let&...

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West Bladen drops heartbreaker to Arkansas, 3-2

CHIPLEY, Fla. — Missed opportunities left the North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors champions from West Bladen with plenty to think about on their 621-mile ride home to Bladen County this week.The Knights, coming off Sunday’s 15-run, three-inning win against Georgia’s champions that saw West Bladen rip 11 hits and end the game in less than three innings, found themselves stymied on Monday in a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to Arkansas that ended their run in the World Series....

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Dollars and sense

It’s pretty easy to understand why folks — parents of school-age children especially — might be upset with the Republican- run General Assembly this week. After all, most by now would be looking forward to and planning their paths from store-to-store for the annual tax-free weekend.But for the first time in a number of years, North Carolina will not participate.

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Banquet to feature scholarship recipients

RIEGELWOOD — Men and Women United for Youth and Families, CDC will be hosting its annual Awards Banquet and Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 2...

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Thunderstorm alert

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, at 4:25, announced that a severe thunderstorm waning was in effect for Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties until 5:25 p.m.Heavy rain and wind were expected.Be prepared to take shelter.

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Share your harvest with God

I am in the giving and helping business, and I am a member of I Am Inc.Meals, haircuts, bicycles, meat bundles and, coming soon, fruit to all races, creeds, color, rich, poor, churches of all denominations. This is what I try to make available.God doesn’t need your money. God’s people need your help. Here is a form of manipulated and confused.Giving the Lord 10 percent of your harvest was told by Moses. Read it yourself in Deuteronomy 14:22-29 R...

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West Bladen’s run ends in World Series

CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights took a heartbreaking loss today in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, ending their run in the double-elimination tournament.West Bladen came up a run short when they fell to the Arkansas champions, 3-2.Chandler (Lennon) pitched a great game for us, but just didn’t hit the ball well — and when we did, it was right at someone,” said assistant coach Steve Pastore.The loss gave the Knights a 1-2 recor...

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DeVane earns Duke nursing award

DURHAM — Jacqueline DeVane, a licensed practical nurse from Sutton Station Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Friends of Nursing LPN Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice.Mary Ann Fuchs, the vice president of patient care and system chief nurse executive, made a surprise visit to the Duke Medicine clinic on Monday, July 14, to present the award to DeVane.A Friends of Nursing Excellence Award is one of the highest honors a Duke nurse can receive. Every year,...

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Applications ready for Peanut Fest events

DUBLIN — Falling colorful leaves, crisp air and the smell of wood smoke from area fireplaces that means its autumn isn’t far off — which means it will soon be time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival.Organizers have already begun securing sponsorships, vendors and volunteers to make the 2014 festival bigger and better than ever before.According to Bobbi Todd, the organizers are looking for the following:— Applications for the Dublin P...

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