NEWS


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Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

IRVING, Texas (AP) — 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Bladen Community College to host MLK celebration

DUBLIN — The public is invited to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at a celebration in the Bladen Co...

January 19th, 2017 |  


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH CALENDAR

Jan. 21— East Bladen High will host “Gospel Jam Explosion” with Willie “B.B.’ Brown of Fayetteville serving as master of...

January 19th, 2017 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jan. 20— A retreat and meeting is scheduled for the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees at 2 p.m. in the Allied Health Building, on the D...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Panamanian educators to visit the region and Bladen Community College

DUBLIN — Beginning on Monday, Bladen Community College will welcome educators from the Polytechnic Institute Goshen of Panama to campus. Victor ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


State BOE still probing Bladen voter rolls

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Elections is continuing to investigate a request to look into Bladen County voter rolls.In late December, the ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Winter blip
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Suggs rises to No. 1

Summer basketball camp scholarships available

Four County EMC is giving two local middle school students an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and...

January 18th, 2017 |  


The U.S. Open Fat Bike Beach Championship coming to Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – “Fat bike racing in this format is an exciting spectator sport,” said Shawn Spencer, race director and chair of...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Knights’ win streak stopped by Fairmont, 63-34

FAIRMONT — West Bladen ran into a Golden Tornado buzz saw on Monday and saw its 13-game winning streak snapped, as Fairmont put together a 63-34...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Lady Knights fall to Fairmont, 40-33

FAIRMONT — The Lady Golden Tornadoes fought back from an early seven-point deficit, then scored the game’s last seven points to earn a 40-...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Eagles get first conference win, 69-49

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen snapped a four-game losing skid and broke into the Four County Conference win column on Friday with a convincing 68-...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Knights win 13th straight, 51-36 over Midway

DUNN –West Bladen used a strong first quarter and rode it to a 51-36 Four County Conference win on Friday over visiting Midway.The Knights’...

January 14th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Take steps to reduce your risk for ssteoporosis

Take steps to reduce your risk for ssteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. It is a major health threat for an estimated 44 million American...

January 12th, 2017 |  


LCFH to offer no-cost grief workshop for those who have lost a loved one

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop for those coping with grief. The workshop, Understanding Grief and...

January 9th, 2017 |  


HUD funding will help Eastpointe combat homelessness

BEULAVILLE — On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $1.95 billion to more than 7,600 local homeles...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Health department inspects 31 food sites

Health department inspects 31 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department conducted a total of 31 inspections of food-related facilities in December.Following are the...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

As the holiday season winds down and we begin to turn those reflections on the past year into resolutions for the new year, it’s easy to create ...

December 30th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Do economists ever agree?
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Family makes plea for help

Urban-rural gap isn’t new

Urban-rural gap isn’t new

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled The Country Church in North Carolina. (Yes, I’m just that nerdy.) Th...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Voters didn’t give a mandate

Voters didn’t give a mandate

Since the election, I’ve heard some of my fellow Republicans claim that the party received a decisive mandate from voters.Let’s be clear: ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Supporting economic growth

Supporting economic growth

One of my top priorities for this term in Congress is supporting economic growth, the creation of good paying jobs, and opportunities for every Americ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Local abuses don’t boost economy

Local abuses don’t boost economy

Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy Cooper begins h...

January 16th, 2017 |  


A garden in your mailbox

A garden in your mailbox

Many new vegetables and flower introductions aren’t found in local garden centers. You can however, find them through mail-order gardening compa...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Harmony Hallfinds itself ata crossroads

It’s an important year for the historic Bladen County plantation home and grounds in White Oak known as Harmony Hall Plantation Village.The past...

January 13th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

Bladenboro Eye Clinic joins Triangle Visions Optometry

LUMBERTON — Triangle Visions Optometry announced Tuesday the acquisition of Dr. Donald Helms Bladenboro Eye Clinic of Bladenboro. Due to the tra...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Presidential honors

Presidential honors

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 4-6 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center i...

January 5th, 2017 |  


No-cost business seminars offered at BCC

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars to help you start the New Year with the following:&#...

January 4th, 2017 |  


Bank holds ribbon-cutting in Tar Heel

Bank holds ribbon-cutting in Tar Heel

TAR HEEL — Sharonview Federal Credit Union in Tar Heel held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday with bank executives and membres of the Elizabethtown-W...

December 9th, 2016 |  


NCDA&CS announces healthy corner store funding; application deadline is Dec. 31

RALEIGH – Corner stores have until Dec. 31 to apply for funding that is meant to provide healthier food options for those living in food deserts...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Duke Energy Progress rates drop for North Carolina customers

CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina don’t have to look far for a deal this holiday season. On average, customers ...

December 1st, 2016 |  


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