• 4:23 pm Commissioners approve Beaver Management Program
  • 11:28 am Bladen County Opioid and Other Substance Use Community Survey
  • 6:41 am West Bladen Volleyball Schedule Changes
  • 6:37 am JV Volleyball: West Bladen 2, Westover 1
  • 6:31 am Volleyball: West Bladen 3, Westover 0
The four West Bladen players who are on the Lumberton team shown with their second-place trophy and medals: (Left-Right) Carley Dawson, Conner Brisson, Madison Collins, Abby Dawson.

CARTHAGE – South Columbus slugged 2 home runs and captured the North Carolina Dixie Debs State Softball Tournament Tuesday night with a 6-5 victory over Lumberton.

A 3-run first-inning homer staked the winners to an early 3-0 lead. South Columbus built their lead to 6-3 in the fifth then survived a 2-run last-inning rally by Lumberton.

Firstbaseman Carley Dawson batted 2-2 and scored 2 runs for Lumberton. She walked in her second trip to the plate and scored then belted a single and scored in her final at-bat.

Shortstop Conner Brisson walked in her second trip to the plate, stole second and third bases then scored on Katie Kinlaw’s single.

Morgan Britt pitched all 7 innings for Lumberton. The game started at 4 p.m. and finally finished at 9 p.m. due to several lightning delays.