GoFundMe page set up for Eagles

ELIZABETHTOWN — A GoFundMe page has been initiated by Shannon Meares, the mother of an East Bladen football player, in an effort to financially assist with pre-game meals prior to Eagles football games.

The meals, which can cost more than $100 each Friday, cover varsity and jayvee football players and the cheerleaders.

To participate in the program, contact Meares or Coach Robby Priest, or visit the page at


Lady Knights tennis try-outs set

DUBLIN — West Bladen girls tennis try-outs will be held on Monday, July 31, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Each participant must have a updated physical on file in order to participate in the try-outs. Bring a racquet, towel, and either some bottle water or a sports drink with you.

You can email Coach Mary White at or you may email Coach Jeff Atkinson at if you have any questions.


Rec soccer registration is now open

ELIZABETHTOWN — Recreation soccer registration will continue through Sept. 1 at the Bladen County Parks & Recreation Department.

Registration fees are: Tot Soccer (ages 3 to 4) $25 per participant; soccer (ages 5 to 7 coed, 8to 10 girls and boys, 11 to 14 boys and girls $30 per participant. Age is determined as of Aug. 1.

For information, call 910-862-6770.


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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