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Posts published in July 2017

Addie Bowen Bats .700 in Tournament Win

KINSTON – Addie Bowen batted .700 and played errorless defense this weekend as her SEC 10U Black team won the Eastern North Carolina 10U Silver…

This Day in History for August 1

1789 – US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act. 1855 – Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants. 1873 – San…

Familiar faces, new roles

By Erin Smith Some familiar faces to the Emergency Management and Fire communities have shifted to new roles this summer. Kenneth Clark has moved from deputy fire…

Thoughts While Shaving

July 31, 2017 is here, August just ahead.  Football practice, school begins for some, for farmers almost time to harvest what appears to be a…

Thoughts While Shaving

School begins for over 300 area students on Tuesday, August 1 at the new Emereau Charter School, located on Airport Road, east of Elizabethtown. A…

Lake life

White Lake, NC receives tourists from all over, in all shapes and sizes. Visitors flock to the beautiful destination for the green grass, white sand,…

Thoughts While Shaving

Cade Hancock, Elizabethtown, NC high school golfer is set to tee off in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort in…

Thoughts While Shaving

Ever used dynamite?  Remember when folks used it to remove stumps?  Dangerous but effective. Senate votes ‘no’ on ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare shortly after 2 AM…

This Day in History for July 28

1849 – Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY. 1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system of…

Video released in Bladen Hardware break-in

The Elizabethtown Police Department and the ATF need your help in identifying the people in this video. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered…

Thoughts While Shaving

One more reminder of the Summer Sounds Concert Series that continues from 6PM-9PM today, at Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown.  Legacy Motown Review will…

East Bladen Football Practice Begins Monday

Coach Robby Priest has announced that the first official practice for the East Bladen football team will be Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Freddy Wooten Bats 3-3 in Dirt Bag Loss

FORT MYERS, FL – Elizabethtown’s Freddy Wooten batted a perfect 3-3 and drove in a run but his Dirt Bags Camo team lost 15-2 to…

This Day in History for July 27

1586 – Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia. 1789 – US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as…

New location, same friendly face

New Vision Optics has moved to a new location. The store is owned by Ginny Hayes, a Licensed Optician, and is now open on Wednesday from 10…

Eastpointe Board hears about Medicaid future

Volatility at local level, Medicaid funding future uncertain By Erin Smith The Eastpointe Board of Directors met Tuesday and heard a presentation regarding the future…

Job Fair planned

Utility workers are an essential part of the industrial process and they are responsible for such things as maintaining safe work areas, collecting debris and…

This Day in History for July 26

1775 – US Continental Congress creates United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin. 1790 – US passes Assumption bill making US responsible…

West Bladen Women’s Tennis Try-outs Monday

West Bladen Women’s Tennis Try-outs will be held on Monday July 31st from 8-10 a.m. Each participant must have a updated physical on file in…

This Day in History for July 25

1729 – North Carolina becomes a royal colony. 1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River). 1854 – Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S.…

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