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Bladen Community College offering personal interest classes

DUBLIN – Bladen Community College is hosting community service classes for personal enrichment. Costs range from $15 to $60. Students may need t...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Masonic Lodge No. 646 donates to Masonic Home for Children

Masonic Lodge No. 646 donates to Masonic Home for Children

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Masonic Lodge No. 646 AF&AM in Elizabethtown recently presented a check to the Masonic Home for Children in th...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Chamber to hold special called meeting

Chamber to hold special called meeting

WHITE LAKE — The Elizabethtown-White lake Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special called meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday, Aug....

August 25th, 2016 |  


Wineries celebrate N.C. Wine Month in September

RALEIGH – Wine lovers will have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry in September during North Car...

August 25th, 2016 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Aug. 27— Chris Reeve’s Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair will hold a barbecue plate sale at Dublin Motor Speedway starting at ...

August 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Home opener

SCOREBOARD

TENNIS***West Bladen 9West Columbus 0***Singles: Alanna Ludlum (WB) def. West Columbus 6-0, 6-0; Amber Long (WB) def. West Columbus 6-0, 6-0; Helen Lo...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Wednesday roundup: Lady Knights get tennis win over East Columbus

DUBLIN —West Bladen swept the singles matches against visiting East Columbus on Wednesday and went on to take an 8-1 non-conference win.Alanna L...

August 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS

Football, cheerleading registration open***ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Recreation Department is accepting registration for youth football ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Eagles hope to rebound against Whiteville

ELIZABETHTOWN — Only three times since 2004 have both East Bladen and Whiteville lost their season openers before facing each other in their ann...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Knights preparing for West Columbus

DUBLIN — The Knights will show off coach Todd Pait’s new offense and defense to West Bladen fans when they host West Columbus in their hom...

August 24th, 2016 |  


McGill, Caballero lift Eagles on the pitch

LAKE WACCAMAW — East Bladen got a hat trick from Brooks McGill and four assist from Grey Caballero en route to a 7-2 non-conference win over Eas...

August 24th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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FOR BETTER LIVING
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Herring, Woodruff are wed
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Dowless, Long to wed Oct. 15

Dowless, Long to wed Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Dowless of Whiteville announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Stephanie Nicole Dowless to Samuel D. Long, th...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Mitchell, McKoy to wed in September

Mitchell, McKoy to wed in September

LAKE WACCAMAW — Dena Mitchell, of Lake Waccamaw, and Cetrus McKoy, of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement. The couple is set to wed Septemb...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department issues tips on water safety

Subsequent to reports to Bladen County Health Department this summer of skin rashes from individuals recreating in White Lake, we are issuing this mes...

August 12th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

A daily walk is a wonderful way to maintain a healthy weight. A 30-45 minute walk can help to lower your stress level, improve your mood, boost your i...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Dr. Lanier tabbed medical director of Bladen Healthcare’s Emergency Department

Dr. Lanier tabbed medical director of Bladen Healthcare’s Emergency Department

ELIZABETHTOWN – Vicki Lanier, M.D., has been appointed Emergency Department medical director at Bladen Healthcare.Lanier originally joined Blade...

August 8th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Can high‑fiber diets really do all they claim to do? Studies have examined the relationship between high‑fiber diets and many diseases, in...

August 6th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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A simpler, fairer tax code
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What color is homelessness?

Cooper won’t support the people of NC

We the people of North Carolina elected Roy Cooper to be North Carolina’s Attorney General.As NCAG Roy Cooper’s main responsibility was to...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Blackwater willbe a fantasticfinish to event

If you’ve somehow missed the first three versions of the 2016 Summer Sounds Concert Series, there is one last chance to come out and join in on ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Give some thought to Trump’s immigration policy

Democrats are saying Donald Trump has flip-flopped on immigration policy. Republicans are saying he has reversed his policy. Is there a difference?Tac...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Which economic plan will boost the economy?

Which economic plan will boost the economy?

I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with ...

August 19th, 2016 |  


A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A few years ago — 52 to be exact — a young boy spent the summer with his grandparents at their home in Upstate New York. It was a summer t...

August 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


The Fayetteville Observer sold to GateHouse

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Publishing Co. has sold The Fayetteville Observer and other businesses to GateHouse Media LLC, the newspaper announc...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Changing signs

Changing signs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Danaher Company on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown recently officially had its sign changed to show the company’s n...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Hester earns his enrolled agent license

BLADENBORO — James Ronald Hester recently successfully completed the special enrollment exam governed by the Internal Revenue Service and passed...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Nagowski to speak at Bladen County Committee of 100’s annual meeting

Nagowski to speak at Bladen County Committee of 100’s annual meeting

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc. will hold its annual meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Grand Ba...

May 26th, 2016 |  


BCC offering free business seminars

DUBLIN – The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering free business seminars in June.They are:— The Top Ten Managemen...

May 26th, 2016 |  


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