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Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and p...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Bladenboro Middle announces honor students

Bladenboro Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter.Fifth grade— Superintendent’s List (96+): Riley McIntyre&#...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Tribal courtdenies petitionPEMBROKE — A petition arguing that the Lumbee Tribe’s Board of Elections should be ordered to release voter inf...

April 24th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Bladenboro forms committee to address economic development

Bladenboro forms committee to address economic development

BLADENBORO — Bladenboro has stepped up to the economic development table and joined the conversation.At April’s meeting, the town commissi...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Cookie monster

Cookie monster

BLADENBORO — Keana Dowless showed off her entrepreneurial skills earlier this year and became Bladen County’s top Girl Scout cookie seller...

April 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


East Bladen moves Tuesday’s games

East Bladen moves Tuesday’s games

ELIZABETHTOWN — Because of wet conditions after Monday’s rains, the East Bladen softball, baseball and soccer games scheduled for Tuesday ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


East, West place seven on all-conference basketball teams

A total of seven basketball players from Bladen County — three boys and four girls — have been named to the All-Four County Conference tea...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Bladenboro Rotary Golf Tournament is May 12

WHITEVILLE — The 19th annual Bladenboro Rotary Club Golf Tournament will tee off on Friday, May 12, at Land O Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville wi...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Karate kids

Karate kids

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Students from Bladenboro’s Carolina Karate competed Saturday, April 22, at the “2017 Beach Battle” held i...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Whiteville thumps Lady Knights, 13-2

DUBLIN — The visiting Lady Wolfpack of Whiteville opened an 8-0 lead and cruised to a 13-2 non-conference win over West Bladen on Thursday.The l...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Walters tabbed for two Peach Belt Conference honors

Walters tabbed for two Peach Belt Conference honors

PEMBROKE — Abbey Walters, a senior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was one of three Lady Braves softball players recently named...

April 21st, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Tips for selecting, storing and serving strawberries

Tips for selecting, storing and serving strawberries

Strawberry history goes back over 2,200 years ago. It is thought that the name “strawberry” came from the practice of growers spreading a ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Southeastern Health to host Bladen focus group

WHITE LAKE — Southeastern Health will host a focus group in Bladen County in an effort to better understand the health care needs of the residen...

April 8th, 2017 |  


Enjoy eggs easily and quickly

Enjoy eggs easily and quickly

Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, eggs are nutrient dense. They supply a significant amount of nutrients compared to the calories they cont...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Red Cross in need of local volunteers

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers and is inviting the community to attend a Red Cross Vol...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Smith joins SeHealth’s Bladen clinics

Smith joins SeHealth’s Bladen clinics

Family Nurse Practitioner Kendall Smith has joined Southeastern Health Center Clarkton and Southeastern Medical Clinic White Lake, both affiliates of ...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Add some variety to your vegetables

Add some variety to your vegetables

Eat your vegetables — good advice when we were kids, and it’s also good advice for adults. Only 23 percent of Americans currently eat five...

March 30th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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GOP hypocrisy over Obamacare

A brokensystem is… too bad

It seems if you want something in Washington to disappear these days, all it takes is finding a way to attach it to former President Barack Obama.Alth...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcoh...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Building a smarter energy future for North Carolina

Building a smarter energy future for North Carolina

One of the most vital choices we face as a state today is what kind of North Carolina do we want to live in, what future will we build together, and w...

April 24th, 2017 |  


State spending doesn’t boost growth

State spending doesn’t boost growth

There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking of which, a curre...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Dangers of the blame game

Dangers of the blame game

Reactions to the so-called repeal of HB2 show one reason why Democrats are already in trouble for the 2018 and 2020 elections. They had hoped this yea...

April 24th, 2017 |  


China and the crucial choice America needs to make

China and the crucial choice America needs to make

Over the past several decades, American foreign policy towards China has been primarily economic in nature. In 1979, we granted Most Favored Nation tr...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Presidential honors

Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

PARIS (Reuters) — France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the...

February 16th, 2017 |  


ELIZABETHTOWN — In the wake of Hurricane Matthew in October and the community outreach being performed by the Bladen Crisis Food Pantry, officia...

January 25th, 2017 |  


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 |  


Eastpointe to consolidate with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services recently announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent to consolidate operations with Cardinal Innovat...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Sanderson Farms opens new facility in St. Pauls

ST. PAULS – Sanderson Farms recently opened a new $155 million processing plant and wastewater treatment facility in St. Pauls.This new 180,000-...

January 12th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA