East Bladen 7th at cheerleading contest

RALEIGH – The East Bladen High varsity cheerleaders were one of 153 squads competing recently in the 2017 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational Championship at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The Lady Eagles managed to finish in seventh place in the Small Varisty Non-Tumble Category with 53.3 points — Ashe County was first with 76.3 points.


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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