Here were some of the stories making news in Bladen County in 1973:
• Eunice Kinlaw, President of the Gray Moss Chapter of the ABWA, was presented the Woman Of The Year Award.
• Bladen County Sheriff’s Deputies made two arrests in two separate shootings in Bladen County.
• East Bladen High School JROTC got it’s first Annual Inspection from the Department of the Army.
• Ray Haney received first place and Gayla Simmons received second place in a series of classroom spelling bees.