Youth basketball registration

ELIZABETHTOWN — Registration for youth basketball is now open through Dec. 1 at the Bladen County Recreation Department, located at 803 W. King St. in Elizabethtown.

The league is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 at a cost of $30 per player.

Parents may also register their children online at and select “Departments,” then choose “Parks & Recreation.”

Any person or business who would like to sponsor a team, the fee is $225 per team. Contact Program Coordinator Dom Whittington at the Recreation office at 910-862-6770 for more information.


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.

Send information for the Sports Briefs section by email to or regular mail to P.O. Box 70, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.