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CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER AND 22 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FAILS TO ENFORCE IRAN SANCTIONS LAW ON CHINESE COMPANY

 WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently became aware that the Commerce Department suspended trade sanctions on ZTE Corporation related to the sale of embargoed…

Hypocrisy at its worst

Last month, Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed H.B. 2, a bill to address Charlotte’s misguided bathroom ordinance. Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance would…

No Longer Just a Bill

When I was a kid, there was a series of cartoon shorts called Schoolhouse Rock. They used catchy little songs to help children learn about…

Thoughts While Shaving for April 1

April Fool’s Day….FYI. Ever talk to the steering wheel while driving.  I highly recommend it.  Doesn’t talk back, no apologies needed and after you have…

A New Chief in Town

By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is set to begin a new chapter with the hiring of retired NC Highway Patrol First Sergeant Tony…

You Decide: Why are there new sales taxes?

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension North Carolinians having repairs made to their vehicles are now in for a little bit of a shock.…

Congressional filing picks up pace

Filing has gotten under way for the June 7 Congressional primary. The filing period ends at noon on Friday, March 25. The primary was moved…

Filing for US House seats begins

By: Erin Smith The filing period for the US House of Representatives has begun. The filing period began at noon on Wednesday and will remain…

The first minute of March

By: Jefferson Weaver My wife was escorting the dogs on their bedtime constitutional, and I was getting ready for bed, when the gates of bedlam…

Bladen GOP to hold convention

It is once again time for the Bladen County GOP Convention.  This year we will be electing Delegates to the District and State Republican Conventions. …

Thoughts While Shaving for March 15

It’s Election Day in Bladen County and across the state. The dates were moved from the first Tuesday in May to March 15 so North…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 11

Think about advice shared with me many years ago.  Give advice only when requested and then sparingly, and one more, leave while they still want…

Searching for Vietnam Veteran’s Picture

Approximately five years ago, I became involved in trying to help my husband Oliver Gause locate veterans he had served with during his twelve-month tour…

You Decide: Why are people angry?

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension Political pundits following the presidential campaigns of the candidates have agreed on one conclusion – many people appear…

Better off without ears

By Jefferson Weaver I stopped, stood still, and listened as the morning awakened everything. There was something mingling with the roosters’ mutual trashtalk, the gossip…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 9

Early voting continues for the next few days at four locations in the county, Bladenboro, Dublin, East Arcadia and at the Bladen County Library in…

Bladen County Republican Party Convention

The Bladen County Republican Party will hold its 2016 Convention on March 21, 2016 in the Superior Courtroom of the Bladen County Courthouse.  Registration will…

Politician Appreciation Day is set for Saturday

Have you ever wanted to thank your representative for their service or an ask them a question? Here’s your chance when the 8th Politician’s Appreciation…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 3

Woke up thinking about the world we live in and how we complicate matters…. Another casualty in the presidential race, Dr. Carson has apparently decided…

March Madness at Social Security

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness, which will culminate when the final four…

You Decide: Was change greater one century ago

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension Consider this picture. Your home has no electricity or indoor plumbing. This means no electronics or instant warm…

Thank you from Jimmie Smith

I would like to say thanks to everyone in Bladen County for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and prayers during my time my of sickness. It means…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 18

If you missed the big ACC game last night, Duke notched a 74-73 win over UNC. The game was played at Chapel Hill. Did you…

Preventing debilitating diseases among women

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. However, the majority of these…

Alcohol and Water don’t mix

By Rev. Cameron L. McGill As another attempt to make Beer & Fortified Wine more accessible to residents & visitors to White Lake approaches, I…

The foulest of months

By: Jefferson Weaver As I write these words, it’s a lovely January afternoon. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, the geese are calling,…

Test Your Social Security knowledge

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville National Trivia Day reminds us that knowledge about Social Security empowers you and prepares you…

Deadline looms for voter registration

By: Erin Smith The registration deadline for voters is February 19 and this includes voters who are registering for the first time and voters who…

Candidate Ben Snyder discusses his candidacy

Several politcial races are heating up for the March primary including the Democratic primary for the NC House District 22 seat currently occupied by William…

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