02/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 5:31 pm Lean Culinary Services, LLC Recalls Ready To Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination
  • 5:27 pm Hospital is damaged, but still providing care
  • 5:10 pm Wake Forest study shows extraordinary health benefits of the muscadine grape
  • 5:03 pm Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown encourages volunteers and students
  • 4:53 pm Town of Elizabethtown NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 
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Here are results and schedule for the Three Rivers Conference boys and girls basketball tournament. First-round games were played Monday on campus sites. Semi-finals will be played Wednesday and Thursday and finals Friday at Fairmont High School. Girls Monday’s Results East Bladen 67, West Columbus 33 West Bladen 33, Red Springs 24 St. Pauls 57, […]

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The Nuggets competed in Bladen Recreation’s 10-12 Boys Basketball League this season. Team members are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Landyn Scott, Aldyn Ross, Ayden Williams. Second Row (L-R): Tredon Scott, Nyqurea McRae, Jonathan Sandoval, Jackson Smith. Standing (L-R): Coach Ricardo Whitaker, Dominick Collins, Isaac Tatum, Angel Lopez. Share:

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The Orange team competed in Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League. Team members are: Mason Parker, Cade Rogers, Abigail Dew, Kimyra McDowell, Bradley Willis, Adam Rose, Ayden Hammond, Hunter Wood, Arryhanna Pinckney, and DeVance Tatum. Coaches are Kaylan Tatum and Shelly Wittenborn. Share:

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The Carolina Blue Team finished fifth in Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League with a 5-6 record. Team Members are: Aidan Trinidad, Iris Kinzer, Kavohn Monroe, Cayden Morton, Oxci Campos, Monserrah Campos, Waverly Williams, Travaughn Shipman, Khyrin Hairston and Adam Mitchell, Jr. Coaches are Dean Clark and Erin Wakefield. Share:

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The Clarkton School of Discovery Lady Blue Devils won the Waccamaw Middle School Conference AA Division girls basketball championship with a 14-1 overall record. The team is pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Karli Priest, Molly Evans, Emmee Ward, Addie Bowen, ShaNidra Richardson, Gabby Nealey. Standing (Left-Right): Maegan Burney, Cate Devane, Makayla Dixon, Coach Chris Callahan, AnnaGrey […]

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WHITEVILLE – Whiteville Central raced to a 17-0 first quarter lead en route to a 52-20 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery Monday night. Kayshawn McCollum keyed the Hornet first period spurt with 7 points. The lead grew to 24-7 at halftime. Lee Barnes pumped in a pair of […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN- Guard Malcolm Bolden lit up the scoreboard with 28 points Monday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 44-42 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Bladenboro. Bolden drove to the rim for a trio of baskets in the opening quarter, and Jacob Nixon drilled in a 3-point shot and another basket […]

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HALLSBORO – Hallsboro swept both of their Waccamaw Middle School Conference basketball games from Tar Heel Monday night. The Tiger boys claimed a 50-23 victory, and the Hallsboro girls won 32-21. Share:

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Rylee Chadwick fired in 13 points Monday to lead Bladenboro to a 28-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Elizabethtown. Chadwick pumped in 2 baskets and a free throw, and Whitney McLean dropped in a basket for Bladenboro in the first quarter, while Iveonna Ward tossed in […]

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BLADENBORO – Junior Seniah Johnson fired in a career-high 15 points Monday night to lead West Bladen to a 33-24 victory over Red Springs in the opening round of the Three Rivers Conference girls basketball tournament. Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights improved to 15-9 on the season and will play top-seeded East Bladen Wednesday at […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen blitzed West Columbus with a 33-4 first quarter blitz en route to a 67-33 victory in the opening round of the Three Rivers Conference girls basketball tournament. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles, the TRC regular-season champions, raised their record to 24-1 on the season and will play […]

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Here are Saturday’s results from the Lil Knights basketball tournament games played at West Bladen High School. Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed) Third-place Game NC State 12, UNC 4 NCSU (12) – Kaleb Noble 2, Cooper Mills 4, Channing Rhoda 4, Braylon Melvin 2. UNC (4) – Stryker Pait 2, Maycee Kinlaw 2 Championship […]

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Virginia won the Lil Knights ACC Grades 4-6th tournament championship Saturday with a 24-22 victory over Clemson. Virginia team members are: Front Row (Left-Right): Omarion Brown, Jaquan Lesane. Standing (L-R): Riley McIntyre, Jude Culbreth, Ahmarie White, Niyah Wooten. Back Row: Coach Jason Hemingway. Share:

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The Thunder won the Lil Knights Pro Division Tournament Championship Saturday with a 25-21 victory over the Warriors. Team members are front row (Left-Right): Conner Monroe, Deyon McDonald, Jackson Pait. Standing (L-R): Coach Jaheim Lesane, Walter Baelon, Jordan Hester, Deonte Lacy, Gary Parker, Coach Otis Evans. Share:

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Duke won the Lil Knights ACC Big Four League Tournament championship Saturday with a 13-3 victory over Wake Forest. Team members pictured are: Front Row (Left-Right): Colt Lewis, Jayden Ruffin, Brennan Harris. Standing (L-R): Anna Claire Walters, Isabella Cain, Gunner Lewis, Tyler Thurman, Greyson Walters. Back Row: Coach Eddie Perez Ortiz. Share:

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The Mystics won the Lil Knights WNBA Tournament Championship Saturday with a 27-23 victory over the Sparks. Team members are Front Row (Left-Right) Megan Pait, Azillyah McDonald. Standing (L-R): Riley Chadwick, Maegan Burney, Coach Carley Dawson, Kiera Lewis. Share:

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Coach Wilson Bolden’s Green team finished second in Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League with a 5-4-1 record. Share:

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Coach Walter Powell’s Grey team won Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League championship with a perfect 10-0 record. Share:

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Here are the pairings for the first round of the Three Rivers Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments. The semifinals and championships games will be played at Fairmont High School. Girls #8 West Columbus at #1 East Bladen #5 Red Springs at #4 West Bladen #6 East Columbus at #3 Whiteville #7 South Robeson at […]

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Golf

One of the most successful charity golf tournaments in North Carolina is scheduled for Vineyard Golf at White Lake on April 25th with a rain date of May 2nd. The Byron Gooden Bladen We Care Golf Tournament, a 4-man Captain’s Choice event, features a two tournament format. The first tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. […]

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According to Linwood Hedgepeth of Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association the 2019 tournament schedule will be available around February 19. Anyone interested in playing this year is asked to call Linwood at 910-734-7161 or Rob Conway at 910-640-9249. In 2018, the association played over 30 tournaments and donated $2,500.00 to charitable institutions in Bladen and […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Jamiyah Hall sank the winning free throw in overtime Friday as West Bladen edged East Bladen 25-24 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action. The teams were tied 18-18 at the end of regulation, but Hall connected on 3 of 4 free throws in the extra period. Teammate […]

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The West Bladen pre-season softball scrimmage that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to expected heavy rains Friday night and Saturday. The scrimmage is now scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd. Share:

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Sophomore Jacob Priest sank 3 free throws with 1.9 seconds left that gave East Bladen a 35-33 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. A Priest lay-up that resulted in a 3-point play pushed the Eagles ahead 32-31 with 1:30 remaining, but Jadacus Register […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – East Bladen raced to a 34-10 first-half lead en route to a 61-21 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over an injury-riddled West Bladen team. The victory completed a perfect 18-0 regular season for Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles who claimed another conference championship by a five-game margin. East […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Senior Greyson Heustess banked in a 9-foot runner with one second remaining to lift East Bladen to a 57-56 Three Rivers Conference men’s basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. West Bladen junior Tyre Boykin sank a free throw with 7.8 seconds left to give the Knights a 56-55 […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Guard Malcolm Bolden fired in 18 points Thursday night as Elizabethtown’s Cougars handed Whiteville Central their first loss of the season 48-37 in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball action. Bolden threw in 2 baskets and a free throw in the first quarter, and Phillip McKiver dropped in 2 […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN –Whiteville Central clinched the Waccamaw Middle School Conference AAA Division girls basketball championship Thursday with a 30-26 victory over Elizabethtown. The Lady Hornets raced to a 14-0 first period lead. Laila Smith tossed in the first Elizabethtown basket in the second quarter to trim the halftime lead to 15-2. Iveonna Ward threw in a […]

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TAR HEEL – Center Deonte Lacy powered in 22 points to lead Bladenboro to a 51-42 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Tar Heel Thursday night. Lacy worked the paint for 3 baskets and 3 free throws in the first period. Anthony Mitchell popped in a basket and Gary Parker sank 2 free […]

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WHITEVILLE – Jamal Brown poured in 28 points Thursday night to lead Williams Township to a 42-28 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. Lafon Monroe and Samaj Dove dropped in first period baskets for the Blue Devils, but the Aggies took an early 8-4 lead. Brown scored 6 first […]

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WHITEVILLE – Maegan Burney fired in 19 points Thursday to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 49-22 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball over Williams Township. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils had clinched the Waccamaw’s AA Division championship with their victory over Hallsboro Tuesday. Burney lit up the scoreboard with 4 baskets in […]

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TAR HEEL – A 19-5 third-quarter spurt propelled Bladenboro to a 39-17 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Tar Heel Thursday. Rylee Chadwick tossed in a basket and a free throw in the opening period, and Lainey Autry, MaKayla Wright and McKenzie Singletary dropped in baskets. Mallory Bryan canned a free throw as […]

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The Knicks won Bladen Recreation’s 10-12 Boys League’s regular season championship with a perfect 6-0 record. Final Standings: Knicks  6-0 Bulls  5-1 Lakers 4-2 76ers  3-3 Warriors 2-4 Nuggets 1-5 Celtics 0-6 Members of the Knicks are pictured: Sitting (Left-Right): Joshua Martin, Elijah McCollum, Justin Spaulding. Second Row: Hezekiah Blanks-Adams, Sanai Blanks, Charles Monroe, Jr., […]

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RICHMOND, VA – UNC-Wilmington guard Lacey Suggs has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Lady Seahawks to victories over Elon and William & Mary. Suggs averaged 23.5 points and 6 rebounds per game while connecting on 61.5 per cent of her shots from the field. She […]

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HALLSBORO – Hallsboro built a 13-5 halftime lead en route to a 36-29 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery Tuesday night. Shannon Hankins scored the only Clarkton basket in the first period as the Tigers edged ahead 3-2. Samaj Dove pumped in a basket and a free throw in […]

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HALLSBORO – Makayla Dixon and Maegan Burney sparked an 18-5 fourth quarter blitz that rallied Clarkton School of Discovery to a 30-25 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Hallsboro. Dixon and Burney threw in 3 baskets each in the fourth quarter, and Dixon sank 2 free throws. AnnaGrey Heustess dropped in a basket […]

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The West Bladen Lady Knights’ mini softball camp is scheduled Saturday, March 2 at the West Bladen High School softball field. The camp is open to girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Cost is $25. Registration will be from 11 a.m. until noon on March 2 and the clinic will be from noon until 5 […]

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NAKINA – Bladenboro raced to leads of 10-0 and 27-6 Tuesday night en route to a 35-10 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Nakina. Whitney McLean tossed in 2 baskets, and Lainey Autry, Mallory Bryan and MaKayla Wright threw in a basket each as the Lady Bulldogs took the 10-0 first quarter lead. […]

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WHITEVILLE – A 20-point third quarter propelled Williams Township to a 47-32 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Tar Heel. Bethany Lupo scored 8 of her game-high 17 points for Williams in the quarter as the Lady Aggies stretched a 22-17 halftime lead to 42-25. Kiera Lewis and Harmony Jacobs threw in 2 […]

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TAR HEEL –Hallsboro defeated Tar Heel 31-11 Monday in Waccamaw Middle School girls basketball action. Karli Godwin led the Lady Tigers with 14 points, and Harmony Somerville fired in 13 points. Tiannah Willis threw in a basket in each half to lead the Lady Panthers with 4 points. Teammate Kiera Lewis drained a 3-point shot, and […]

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BLADENBORO – Javonta Matthews poured in 17 points Tuesday night to lead West Bladen to a 46-34 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over South Columbus. Matthews popped in a basket and a free throw in the first half then lit up the scoreboard with a pair of 3-point bombs and four other baskets in […]

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BLADENBORO – South Columbus defeated West Bladen 24-10 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action. Anniya Phillips threw in 2 baskets and a free throw and led the Lady Knights with 5 points. Jamiyah Hall and Olivia McCarty tossed in a basket each, and Tinyauh Rhoda sank a free throw. West Bladen will […]

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ROWLAND – Sophmores Zach Meares and Jacob Priest combined for 22 points Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to a 36-26 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over South Robeson. Meares nailed four 3-point shots and led the Eagles with 12 points. Priest tossed in a trio of baskets in the first quarter and […]

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ROWLAND – Guards Darrell Banks and Freddy Wooten combined for 47 points Tuesday night but their East Bladen Eagles were overcome by a 21-point free throw deficit and dropped a 69-68 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball decision to South Robeson. Six-four Cameron Werrell dropped in the go-ahead lay-up for a 67-66 Mustang lead with 8 […]

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BLADENBORO – Seniors Shiquan Conyers and Traquan Bellamy combined for 14 points in the final quarter as South Columbus held on to a 61-57 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. The Stallions took a 41-40 lead into the final period, and Conyers cashed in 5 free throws and a basket, […]

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ROWLAND – East Bladen’s Lady Eagles raced to leads of 24-6 and 55-7 en route to a 75-28 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Robeson Tuesday night. Senior Erica McKoy blistered the nets with 5 first period baskets and a free throw, and junior Patience Ward popped in a basket and 2 free […]

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BLADENBORO – Juniors Lexie Corrothers and Kasee Singletary combined for 30 points Tuesday night to lead West Bladen to a 48-38 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Columbus. Singletary fired in a trio of 2-point baskets and a 3-point bomb in the opening quarter. Corrothers and freshman Hannah Pait dropped in a basket […]

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BLADENBORO – Guard Gary Parker and center Deonte Lacy combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter as Bladenboro held on for a 56-48 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Williams Township. The Bulldogs took a 36-32 lead into the final quarter, and Parker attacked the rim for 5 baskets and a free […]

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Coach Pam Stephens’ West Bladen Lady Knights will host a four-team pre-season softball scrimmage Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. If it rains Saturday, the scrimmage will be played on Saturday, February 23rd. Admission will be $5. The schedule for Saturday with last season’s record in parenthesis follows: 10 a.m. West Bladen (11-13) vs. Hoke County […]

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CLARKTON – Daquan Cox beat the final buzzer with the game-winning basket as Nakina edged Clarkton School of Discovery 36-34 Monday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball action. Clarkton took a 30-22 lead into the final quarter, but a 12-4 Mustang run tied the game 34-34 before Cox’s decisive shot. Isaac Ward keyed […]

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CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery’s defense shutout Nakina in the second half and claimed a 27-6 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory Monday. AnnaGrey Heustess dropped in a pair of first quarter baskets for the Lady Blue Devils, and teammates Maegan Burney and Makayla Dixon tossed in a basket and a free throw […]

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BLADENBORO – Bladenboro’s Lady Bulldogs raced to a 15-3 halftime lead en route to a 27-11 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Williams Township Monday. Makayla Wright threw in a pair of first period baskets, Mallory Bryan nailed a 3-point shot, and Lainey Autry tossed in a basket as the Lady Bulldogs raced […]

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FAIRMONT – Fairmont rode a 34-point fourth quarter to an 87-78 victory over West Bladen Monday night in a Three Rivers Conference boys basketball game that was suspended in December by condensation water from the air conditioning unit leaking on the floor. West Bladen held a 26-20 lead in the second period when play was […]

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Basketball

Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed)   UNC 10, NC State 4 NCSU (4) – Kaleb Noble 2, Keithan Russ 2. UNC (10) – Ryne Priest 2, Hadley Dove 2, Devin Haire 2, Brooks Carroll 4   Duke 11, Wake Forest 2 Duke (11) – Tyler Thurman 5, Colt Lewis 2, Gunner Lewis 4. WF (2) – Corbin […]

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BELMONT – Bladenboro native John Bowen tossed in 11 points Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as his Belmont Abbey Crusaders dropped a 111-98 Conference Carolinas decision to Barton College. Bowen also grabbed 4 rebounds and blocked 3 shots against Barton. The sophmore forward is currently averaging 8 points, 5 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots […]

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GREENWOOD, SC – White Oak native Rahu Purdie played a key role in a pair of Lander wins this week as the Bearcats evened their Peach Belt Conference record at 8-8. Wednesday night Purdie dished out 5 assists and scored 6 points in an 88-80 victory over No. 18 UNC-Pembroke. The senior guard sank 2 […]

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WILMINGTON – East Bladen grad Lacey Suggs recorded her fourth straight double-figure game Sunday as her 18 points led UNC-Wilmington to a 66-58 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William & Mary. Suggs filled up the stat sheet with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. The 5-10 junior connected on 5 of 10 […]

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PINEHURST – Elizabethtown native Sayaun Dent posted a pair of double-figure performances as his Sandhills Community College Flyers claimed a pair of wins. Monday night Dent filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals as Sandhills rolled to a 92-59 victory over the Guilford College junior varsity. Thursday […]

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WILMINGTON – White Lake native Lacey Suggs poured in a career-high 29 points Friday night to lead her UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawks to a 76-51 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Elon Friday night. Suggs connected on 11 of 16 shots from the field and on all 5 of her foul shots. The 5-10 junior buried 2 […]

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The Sparks won Bladen Recreation’s 10-12 Girls League regular season championship with a perfect 6-0 record. Team members are: Front Row (Left – Right) Cara Priest, Leslie Basilio, Jaiden Steffen. Second Row (L-R) Cabria Baldwin, Leidi Labra Standing (L-R) Coach Whitney Lee, Iveonna Ward, Laila Smith, Demeria Phillips, Assistant Coach Jessica Lee, Assistant Coach Doreen […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

Contributed The Dixie Youth baseball season is just around the corner. Online signups have started and run through February 16th. Go to E-Town DYB Facebook page or etowndixieyouth.siplay.com to register online. Parents are encouraged to register online. We will have registration at Leinwand park the following nights ONLY, Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated East Columbus 26-20 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Coach Aking Elting’s Eagles will travel to South Robeson Tuesday. Share:

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ST PAULS – St. Pauls defeated West Bladen 60-26 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Joshua Lewis buried a 3-point shot and 2 free throws in the first period, then threw in 3 baskets and 2 free throws in the second half to lead the Knights with 13 points. Jadacus Register […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen rode an 8-3 closing spurt to a 25-24 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over East Columbus Friday. The Lady Eagles had grabbed a 10-5 first quarter lead, but the Lady Gators rallied to tie the game 12-12 at halftime. East Columbus built a 21-17 lead […]

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ST PAULS – St. Pauls raced to a 32-9 first quarter lead en route to an 88-69 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. Senior Isaiah Davis keyed the first quarter surge with a 3-point shot, another basket and six free throws. Teammate Anthony Campbell, Jr. threw in 5 points in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Columbus edged East Bladen 39-38 Friday night to clinch a spot in the Three Rivers Conference boys basketball post-season tournament. The Gators connected on 6 of 8 free throws in the final quarter to preserve the victory. Senior Alterek Simpson threw in a basket and a free throw, senior Donavan Worley made […]

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ST PAULS – Sophmore T. J. Eichelberger fired in 23 points to lead St. Pauls to a 39-21 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. Eichelberger tossed in 2 baskets and 2 free throws in the opening quarter as St. Pauls edged in front 8-7. Freshman Haley George, junior Kasee Singletary […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Erica McKoy fired in 20 points as East Bladen’s Lady Eagles celebrated Senior Night with a 68-22 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over East Columbus. Senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson sank a basket and 3 free throws as the Lady Eagles took a 9-6 first period lead. McKoy and […]

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CLARKTON – Kearean Ballard lit up the scoreboard with 17 points Thursday night to lead Tar Heel to a 33-30 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. Nyquan Richardson nailed a 3-point shot, and Lafon Monroe and Aniyaes Bethea netted baskets as Clarkton took a 7-4 first quarter lead. Ballard […]

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HALLSBORO – Rylee Chadwick and Lainey Autry combined for 23 points Thursday to lead Bladenboro to a 32-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Hallsboro. Chadwick tossed in a basket and a free throw in the opening quarter, and Mallory Bryan and McKenzie Singletary netted baskets as the Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 7-3 […]

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BLADENBORO – South Robeson closed the game with a 9-0 run that lifted the Mustangs to a 74-66 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Thursday night. The Mustangs took a 55-53 lead into the final period, but senior Keshawn Lewis fired in 2 baskets and 2 free throws, and sophmore Shyron Adams […]

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BLADENBORO – South Robeson edged West Bladen 23-22 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Jadacus Register tossed in a basket and 3 free throws to share scoring honors for the Knights with 5 points. Lancine Soumahoro dropped in 2 baskets and a free throw to also finish with 5 points. Josh […]

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BLADENBORO – West Bladen’s defense held South Robeson scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Lady Knights claimed a 36-27 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory Thursday night. The Lady Knights took a 30-27 lead at the third quarter break. Juniors Kasee Singletary and Seniah Johnson threw in baskets in the final period, and freshman […]

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has been distributing scholarships for years to local high school students. This year the club has a goal to award even more scholarships according to their President, Col. Roy Allen. Michael Leinwand, the club’s Golf Tournament chair, announced yesterday the specifics of the upcoming event. The Rotary Golf Tournament will […]

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CERRO GORDO – West Columbus built a 12-3 halftime lead and held on for a 14-10 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday. Anniya Phillips pumped in a first period basket, and Tinyauh Rhoda sank a free throw to account for the Lady Knight first half points. Olivia McCarty and Phillips […]

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CERRO GORDO – West Columbus defeated West Bladen 43-36 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Jadacus Register sank a basket and 4 free throws in the first half then fired in a 3-point bomb and a trio of 2-point baskets in the second half to lead the Knights with 15 points. […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown’s Lady Cougars defeated Tar Heel 41-6 Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball action. Lainey Hughes and Zoe Smith threw in 2 baskets each in the opening quarter as the Lady Cougars raced to a 12-2 lead. Teammates Iveonna Ward and Brianna Phillips tossed in a basket each in the period, […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Guard Malcolm Bolden poured in 22 points Tuesday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 58-34 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Tar Heel. Bolden sparked a 21-11 Cougar first quarter run with a pair of baskets and 3 free throws. Teammate Cameron White pumped in a trio of baskets, Phillip McKiver […]

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WHITEVILLE – West Bladen grad Laikyn Pait knocked in 3 runs and belted 3 hits as Southeastern Community College split their season-opening softball double-header with USC- Salkehatchie Friday. Pait connected for one of only two Lady Ram hits in the opener that was won by Salkehatchie 5-0. In SCC’s 10-4 victory in the nightcap, Pait […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ST PAULS – Seniors Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson and Erica McKoy sparked a 22-6 fourth quarter rally that rallied East Bladen to a 62-53 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over St. Pauls Tuesday night. Moore-Peterson tossed in 3 baskets and 3 free throws in the final quarter, and McKoy pumped in 3 […]

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CERRO GORDO – A 15-3 third-quarter West Columbus run carried the Lady Vikings to a 40-35 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. Senior Tah’nijay McKoy tossed in 5 points, and Tiyama Braddy and Willow Stackhouse dropped in 4 points each to key the Lady Viking rally. Freshman Haley George, senior […]

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CERRO GORDO – West Columbus sandwiched halftime with a 23-0 run that snapped a 29-29 tie and propelled the first-place Vikings to a 76-48 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen. Sophmore Shyron Adams popped in a baseline jumper to knot the score 29-29 with 2:01 left in the half. Junior Marquise Ratliff […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ST PAULS – A 27-6 fourth-quarter spurt propelled St. Pauls to a 72-46 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Tuesday night. Sophmore center Javant McDowell worked inside for 4 baskets, and sophmore Freddy Wooten drilled in a 3-point shot and 2 more baskets during an 18-12 third period […]

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AUGUSTA – West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie pumped in 17 points Saturday to lead the scoring for Lander, but the Bearcats lost to Augusta 95-66 in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action. Purdie connected on five of his seven 3-point shots against Augusta. Wednesday night Purdie filled up the stat sheet with 9 points, 4 […]

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WILMINGTON – Lacey Suggs filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals Sunday as her UNC-Wilmington Seahawks defeated Northeastern 83-70 in Colonial Athletic Association action. The visitors had sliced a 58-42 UNC-W lead to 66-60 with 6:27 left to play, but Suggs contributed 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 […]

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PINEHURST – West Bladen grad Sayaun Dent just missed a double-double with 19 points and 9 rebounds Thursday night in a 106-94 victory for Sandhills Community College over Blue Lights Junior College. Dent connected on 8 of 11 shots from the field to lead the scoring for the Flyers, who improved to 16-7 with the […]

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Here are results from the Lil Knight basketball games played Saturday, Feb. 2 at West Bladen High School. Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed) Wake Forest 8, UNC 5 WF (8) – Corbin Chadwick 2, Dylan McLaurin 2, Will Allen 2, Everlee Nance 2. UNC (5) – Ryne Priest 1, Owen Byrd 2, Hadley Dove […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – A 13-4 fourth period spurt rallied Fairmont to a 43-39 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over East Bladen Friday night. The Eagles had possession of the ball and trailing 41-39 in the final minute, but a Fairmont steal and lay-up sealed the verdict. Guard Zach Meares fired in a 3-point shot […]

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Contributed BLADENBORO – Whiteville defeated West Bladen 38-34 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Jadacus Register fired in all 11 of his points for the Knights in the second half. Register tossed in a pair of third period baskets, then drained a 3-point shot, another basket and 2 free throws in […]

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Contributed BLADENBORO – Whiteville withstood a second-half West Bladen rally and defeated the Lady Knights 12-11 Friday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action. Anniyah Phillips sank a first-period free throw for the Lady Knights, but Whiteville built a 6-1 halftime lead. Ocean Woody fired in a third quarter basket, and the Lady Wolfpack […]

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BLADENBORO – Six-five senior Cameron Richardson fired in 24 points Friday night to lead Whiteville to a 59-49 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen. Richardson popped in a basket and 3 free throws in the first period, and junior Ty Moss added 2 baskets as the Wolfpack built a 14-8 lead. Junior […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Waltay Jackson’s lay-up with 14 seconds left lifted Fairmont to a 56-53 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Friday night. Sophmore Javant McDowell muscled in a rebound basket to tie the game 53-53 with 1:17 on the clock. The teams traded turnovers before Jackson’s basket. Jackson, a St. Pauls transfer, […]

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BLADENBORO – Freshman Trinity Smith sank 4 free throws in the final minute to preserve a key 49-46 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. The Lady Wolfpack improved to 10-4 in TRC play, while the Lady Knights dropped to 9-4 as the two teams battle for second place in the […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN- East Bladen girls basketball coach Patty Evers was honored Friday night in her first home game after her team secured coaching career win No. 500 for her last week. After her team defeated Fairmont 75-18 Friday night for win No. 501, Evers was presented a game ball commemorating the 500th win on the court […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson blistered the nets with six consecutive 3-point baskets in the first quarter as East Bladen raced to a 30-0 lead en route to a 75-18 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Fairmont. “I’ve never saw anything like that,” said Lady Eagle Coach Patty Evers who was honored in a […]

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HighSchoolOT.com released their Class 2A girls basketball state play-off projections this week and one intriguing opening round match-up would pit No. 27 Eastern seed West Bladen at No. 6 seed East Bladen. These projections are based on the formula and format set by the NCHSAA. The NCHSAA Board of Directors approved a new play-off format […]

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Here are results from the Lil Knight basketball league games played Saturday, Jan. 27 at West Bladen High School. Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed) Duke 8, UNC 3 Duke (8) – Anna Claire Walters 2, Tyler Thurman 2, Gunner Lewis 2, Hayes Clifton 2. UNC (3) – Maycee Kinlaw 1, Owen Byrd 2 Wake […]

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TAR HEEL – Len’ya Harrell nailed a 17-foot jumper that beat the buzzer and gave Tar Heel a 24-23 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Nakina Tuesday. The Lady Panthers took a 21-19 lead into the final period, but a Kaylee Etheridge basket and free throws from Carmen Buck and Riley Brice edged […]

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TAR HEEL – Nakina defeated Tar Heel 52-18 Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball action. The Mustangs built a 14-9 first period lead and widened the gap to 26-13 at halftime. Kearean Ballard led the Panther scoring with 9 points. Ikeir Murchison followed with 5 points, and Jordan Underwood finished with 4 […]

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HALLSBORO – Hallsboro rode a 7-2 third-quarter spurt to an 18-16 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Elizabethtown. Zoe Smith tossed in a pair of first period baskets as the Lady Cougars grabbed an early 4-2 lead. Iveonna Ward dropped in a second-quarter basket to keep Elizabethtown on top 6-5 at halftime. Center […]

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