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Early voting opens Thursday

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials with the Bladen County Board of Elections are gearing up for the second wave of voting to begin for the May 6 primary.Early voting will start on Thursday, with four locations being designated to accept ballots.Those four locations are:— Bladenboro Historical Building at 818 S. Main St.— Dublin Lions Club at 120 Second St.— East Arcadia Town Hall at 1516 East Arcadia Road, Riegelwood.— Bladen County Library on Cypress Street, Elizabethtown.The voting hours will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. at all locations except the Bladen County Library, which will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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B’boro Rotary Club golf tourney***BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Rotary Club will hold its 16th annual golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Land O Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville.The event benefits a scholarship fund for for Bladenboro and West Bladen High seniors through the J.W. and Martha Black Scholarship, two former educators.The entry fee for the tournament will include greens fees, cart and a meal before and after th...

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‘I couldn’t believe it happened again’

RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world.For Flora Macdonald Academy volunteer Alonzo Lunsford, the April 2 shooting was more than a headline — it was tragic reminder of what he endured during the first massacre at the same Army base more than four years ago.“I couldn’t believe it happened again,” said the 47-year-old...

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For Better Living: Soft-Corn Tortillas

In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize. The corn tortilla, with many variants, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. Tortillas have been gaining in popularity in the United States over the past few years.Tortillas vary in size from about 2 ½ inches to over 12 inches, depending on the region of the country and the dish for which it is intended. They...

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Guyton, Lennon

Mr. Mrs. Benjamin E. Guyton Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meghan Summer Guyton of Bladenboro, to Forrest Galloway Lennon, also of Bladenboro.The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of West Bladen High School and is employed as an SSR for First Citizens Bank in Bladenboro.The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gregory Lennon of Bladenboro. He is a 2011 graduate of West Bladen High School and is employed with Day and Zim...

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Harmony Hall reunion on tap for Saturday

WHITE OAK — Y’all are invited to an old-timey reunion “like they used to have” at Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday between 9 a.m. and lasting all day.“While Harmony Hall was in the throws of restoration 15 years ago, it was not unusual to have over 2,000 people on one Saturday, the first Saturday in May,” said Seth Lewis, a member of the Harmony Hall Plantation Village Committee. “Now we have to schedule around other activities. ...

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Tell us your Mustang story

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday, and the Bladen Journal would like to hear your stories about a Mustang you’ve owned, a Mustang you’ve refurbish, a Mustang you still have or any Mustang story you’d like to share. You can send your story by email to cvincent@civitasmedia.com or call 862-4163 during regular business hours. Be sure to include your name and telephone number if you email, and submit your story by Wednesday, April 30.

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Communism a threat to America

Wake up and smell the coffee … you bet communism is a threat to our way of life and freedom. Communism is anti-God, church and Bible, anti-family and freedom.Communism holds that “religion is the opiate of the people; faith in God is foolishness. The Bible is a storybook. Churches must be closed.”Thirty percent of churches have done away with Sunday night services and Wednesday night prayer meetings. They have no problem with you going to church and wor...

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