Summer recreation program scheduled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Parks & Recreation Department will host a Healthy Bladen Kids Summer Recreation Program from June 26 through July 27 at several locations.

Open to children between the ages of 6 and 14 (as of May 1, 2017), the program will operate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at tar Heel Middle, East Arcadia School, Clarkton School of Discovery, Bladenboro Middle and the King Street Gym in Elizabethtown.

Participants must be picked up promptly at 1 p.m.

For information, call 910-862-6770.


Des Bryant Football Camp is July 15

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Desmond Bryant Football Camp will be held at East Bladen High on Saturday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m.until 12:30 p.m.

The camp is free and open to youth ages 6 to 18 years old.

Registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and are due by June 24. Registration forms can be picked up or dropped off at the following locations: Bladen County Public Library locations in Clarkton, Bladenboro and Elizabethtown; and the Bladen County Parks and Recreation Office on King Street in Elizabethtown.

Applications can also be mailed to Desmond Bryant Football Camp, P.O. Box 2859, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.

For information or questions, call 910-991-3197 or email to


West Bladen to host cheer camp

DUBLIN — West Bladen varsity cheerleaders will host their annual cheerleading camp June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to noon with June 30 being the Parent day.

The camp is open to ages 3 to 14 years old. Cost of the camp is 50, which includes a WBHS Cheer shirt and light refreshments. All participates will cheer at a varsity football game and the date for that is to be determined.

Applications can be downloaded off the WBHS website at or picked up at West Bladen High School.

Application deadline is June 19 with no refunds unless camp is cancelled.

For information, e-mail Mary Todd at or call 901-862-2130, Ext. 36872.


Summer Jam is set at West

DUBLIN — The second annual West Bladen Girls Summer Jam is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at West Bladen High School.

The day-long basketball scrimmages will feature 14 teams and will begin at 10 a.m.

For information, contact Rick Rhoda at 704-575-7970 or


Open gym for volleyball set

DUBLIN — West Bladen High will host a volleyball open gym from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on four Mondays this summer.

The dates will be June 26, July 10, July 24 and July 31.

Participants will need a current physical to attend.


Mini volleyball camp scheduled

DUBLIN — West Bladen High School will host a Mini Volleyball Camp on July 17-19 for ages 8 to 13 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost for early registration is $50 and includes a free T-shirt. Registration will also be open at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the camp. If you register on the day of camp, the fee is $60 and does not guarantee a T-shirt.

Forms are available at West Bladen High and should be mailed to Gaye Davis at P.O. Box 1393, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320. Please make checks payable to WBHS Volleyball.


Children can hunt for free

TAR HEEL — If you are looking for a safe place for your children or grandchildren to learn and hunt — all at no cost — David Monroe has what you need.

Monroe is offering a safe place for children to hunt on his land located at 601 Main St. in Tar Heel.

For information, call Monroe at 910-585-1739.

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