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Posts published in April 2018

Weekend Drug Arrest

Sheriff James A. McVicker said members of the Narcotics and Patrol Divisions conducted saturation patrols in several communities this weekend based on citizen complaints. “My…

Weekly Weather Briefing

By Tim Armstrong, Meteorologist, NOAA High pressure will build across the Carolinas Today and Tuesday, moving offshore Wednesday through Friday. Temperatures today and tonight will…

Road Updates

By Faye Boyne, NCDOT SR1710 (Elkton Road) SR1710 (Elkton Road) is open CLOSINGS: SR1100 (Center Road) SR1100 (Center Road) is closed with a posted detour…

Thoughts While Shaving

April 2018 is coming to a close.  May Day tomorrow!  What’s your favorite month of the year?  How ’bout the longest month of the year?  Changes…

Track & Field: West Bladen Boys Win Meet

FAIRMONT – West Bladen’s Boys won Thursday’s five-team Three Rivers Conference track meet at Fairmont. The Knights racked up 94 points in the meet to…

Kelly Spring Festival draws crowd

By Erin Smith A bright, sunny sky greeted visitors to the Kelly Spring Festival on Saturday morning. The morning began with a parade which included political candidates,…

Peony Power

By Tony Minstretta Peonies are one of the best perennial choices for a garden. The reason is simple: Peonies are hardy and extremely reliable. Once…

Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder of the Annual Kelly Spring Festival being held today at the ballpark in Kelly, NC.  The Parade begins at 10 AM.  Crafts, delicious food and…

Baseball: St. Pauls 7, West Bladen 4

DUBLIN – St. Pauls defeated West Bladen 7-4 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. The Bulldogs scored a run in the first inning…

Advice on managing fertility in centipede grass

RALEIGH — Centipede is a popular, low-maintenance turf for lawns that is particularly adaptive to sandy soils in eastern North Carolina, as well as more…

Weekend Weather Briefing

By Steven Pfaff, Meteorologist, NOAA Low pressure will move farther away from the area today, as another cold front approaches from the west. The cold front…

Thoughts While Shaving

Yesterday (Thursday) was a great day for organizers, supporters, and for many with medical needs in Bladen County.  No doubt, the 29th Annual Bladen We…

This Day in History for April 27

1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli. 1838 – Fire destroys half of Charleston. 1865 – Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) is chartered. 1937 –…

Middle School Softball: Bladenboro 13, Tar Heel 0

BLADENBORO – Bladenboro’s Rylee Chadwick and McKenzie Singletary combined on a no-hitter Wednesday to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 13-0 Bladen Five Middle School…

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 2, Whiteville 1

WHITEVILLE – Freshman Kenia Medina fired in a penalty kick with 5 minutes left to play that lifted East Bladen to a key 2-1 Three…

Softball: West Columbus 7, West Bladen 6

CERRO GORDO – Lexi Bullard’s sacrifice fly scored Kristen Meares with the winning run Wednesday night as West Columbus rallied for a 7-6 Three Rivers…

Baseball: West Columbus 3, West Bladen 0

CERRO GORDO – West Columbus capitalized on four West Bladen errors to scored 3 unearned runs and defeat the Knights 3-0 Wednesday night in Three…

This Day in History for April 26

1865 – Confederate General J E Johnson surrenders Army of Tennessee, at Durham, North Carolina. 1887 – Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity. 1900…

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Bob Byers Cut! If you can’t mentally picture a garden that inspires you, a script if you will, it’s important to search magazines, seek out…

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