NEWS


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Crowd turns out in Elizabethtown for MLK Parade
7:52 am |    
Coming down, down, down: Bladen County Schools seeing declining enrollment

Coming down, down, down: Bladen County Schools seeing declining enrollment

ELIZABETHTOWN — Schools of choice are gaining in popularity, and Bladen County is joining the national trend, with more families than ever exerc...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Redistricting fights pit judges against lawmakers in power struggle

RALEIGH — Court intervention in congressional redistricting has some lawmakers wondering whether judges are gaveling their way into legislative ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Just shy of her 100th birthday, Mississippi woman bags deer

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Couple with pot gifts again arrested in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana they described as family Christmas ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Baby sloth ready for visitors at Pittsburgh National Aviary

Baby sloth ready for visitors at Pittsburgh National Aviary

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth.The National Aviary introdu...

January 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Lady Eagles roll past South Columbus, 67-36

TABOR CITY — The Lady Eagles put together one of their best games of the season on Friday, putting four players in double figures and scoring 67...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Bulldogs drop heartbreaker, 56-54

EAST ARCADIA — Antioch Christian Academy of Lumberton rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy on Thursday,...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Lady Eagles rally for 55-46 win

TEACHEY — Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson made Wallace-Rose Hill pay for its box-and-one defense, dropping in 23 points Wednesday to lead visiting ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Eagles nipped at Wallace-Rose Hill

TEACHEY — Wallace-Rose Hill took advantage of free throws late to hand visiting East Bladen a 48-46 non-conference loss on Wednesday.The Eagles ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Four County EMC offering basketball camp scholarships

BURGAW — Four County EMC is giving two local middle school students an opportunity to dust off those sneakers and hit the hardwood alongside the...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Lady Eagles drop Whiteville, 52-44

WHITEVILLE — East Bladen got a double-double from Patience Ward and used an 18-point fourth quarter to rally past upset-minded Whiteville on Tue...

January 10th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


12:36 pm |    
Top medical awards

Prescription opioids now harder to get

RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina.The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the numb...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Food safety tips before, during, after severe storms

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations for those who ...

January 4th, 2018 |  


HOPE4NC wins Excellence Award

HOPE4NC wins Excellence Award

PINEHURST — Each year, the N.C. Council of Community Programs seeks nominations in a variety of categories, from LME/MCOs for innovative communi...

December 15th, 2017 |  


State officials criticize former mental-health executives

RALEIGH — Angry lawmakers on Tuesday advocated civil and possibly criminal action against former executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare S...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Christmas wreath class

Christmas wreath class

ELIZABETHTOWN — Everyone was delighted with all the wreaths they made at the wreath-making class using fresh greenery Wednesday evening at the B...

December 8th, 2017 |  


OPINION


2:57 pm |    
Talent pipeline is the key

Understanding GenX better

After listening to information from state officials at several meetings about GenX and an explanation about chemical compounds, I now have a better un...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Rare illegal ballots still matter

Rare illegal ballots still matter

President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud are preposterous. No credible evidence suggests that millions of people cast illegal ballots, ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


County needs to protect residents

County needs to protect residents

I know that there are limitations as to what local officials can do about industrial chemical contamination such as we are dealing with in northwester...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Governor should lead on pipeline

Governor should lead on pipeline

I think the administration of Gov. Roy Cooper favors the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project connecting natural-gas genera...

January 8th, 2018 |  


A defining year for America

A defining year for America

The New Year is traditionally a time to review and reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the past year. In my view, 2017 was a turning point for...

January 8th, 2018 |  


A letter to all America

Jerusalem became the center of UN attention over America’s decision to move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Yet some day, after Jesus Ch...

January 7th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


3:58 pm |    
Employee retirement
Pittenger: Interstate 74 would spark economic growth

Pittenger: Interstate 74 would spark economic growth

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is leading bipartisan efforts to upgrade Highway 74 into a modern interstate connecting Charlo...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Regulations, market dynamics changing funeral business

RALEIGH — Walk through a cemetery and you notice a quiet, reverent hush.Some graves and cemeteries are cared for with a meticulous touch, lush w...

October 31st, 2017 |  


BCC’s Small Business Center offering no-cost workshops

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars throughout October.The final three seminars of the E...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Bikini baristas sue Washington city over dress code law

SEATTLE (AP) — Seven bikini baristas and the owner of a chain of the coffee stands called “Hillbilly Hotties” sued the city of Evere...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new boutique has pranced into town.Aug. 22 saw the opening in downtown Elizabethtown of Priss Pots, a boutique dedicated to &#...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Williams to serve as keynote speaker

ELIZABETHTOWN — Maurice Williams, president of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Bladen ...

September 4th, 2017 |  


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