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Posts published in January 2019

This Day in History for January 26

1784 – Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as American’s symbol. 1802 – Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library. 1938 –…

This Day in History for January 25

1799 – 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont. 1819 – University of Virginia chartered by Commonwealth of Virginia, with Thomas Jefferson…

This Day in History for January 24

1776 – Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga. 1899 – Rubber heel for boots or…

Saturday’s Lil Knights Results

Here are results from Lil Knights basketball played Saturday, Jan. 19 at West Bladen High School: Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed) Wake Forest 4,…

FEMA appeals clinics offered

RALEIGH · December 19, 2018 – Pro bono attorneys will help Hurricane Florence survivors file FEMA appeals and reconsiderations at free Saturday clinics on Jan.…

Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Sign-ups

Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball will be having sign-ups on the following three Saturdays -January 26, February 2, and February 9. The sign-ups will be held…

This Day in History for January 23

1789 – Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded. 1845 – Uniform US election day for President & VP authorized. 1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st…

Being our best

By Jefferson Weaver There’s a whole lot of talk these days about toxic masculinity, whatever that is. I am of the opinion that many of…

This Day in History for January 22

1842 – Charles Dickens arrives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, Catherine. 1850 – Alta California becomes a daily paper, 1st such in California. 1879…

Boys Basketball: West Brunswick 43, East Bladen 30

ELIZABETHTOWN – A 14-1 second quarter blitz propelled West Brunswick to a 43-30 non-conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Monday. The Eagles built an…

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic…

Governor Cooper and NJ Governor Murphy Urge President Trump to Fund Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program for U.S. Coast Guard’s Servicemembers

RALEIGH: Governor Cooper and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging his administration to allow U.S. Coast Guard service members to…

This Day in History for January 21

1677 – 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox) published in Boston. 1846 – 1st edition of Charles Dickens’ newspaper “The Daily News” 1853…

Lacey Suggs Scores 20 in UNC-Wilmington Win

WILMINGTON – White Lake’s Lacey Suggs poured in a team-high 20 points Sunday to lead UNC-Wilmington’s Lady Seahawks to a 77-73 victory over first-place Towson…

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