08/16/2019
  • 5:04 pm Friday Funny
  • 3:35 pm Bladen County Board of Elections addresses 6 ways to avoid issues during upcoming elections
  • 2:22 pm New helicopter base saves 40 minutes for critical patients
  • 2:19 pm Back to School Driver Safety Tips
  • 2:01 pm North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
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Another air related mishap caught the attention of NASCAR fans Thursday afternoon. Dale Earnhardt, his bride, daughter and 2 pilots survived a mishap at Elizabethton, Tennessee, airport. All were treated and are apparently OK. Earnhardt, retired driver, and now TV commentator, will take the weekend off. NASCAR race in Bristol, Virginia, this weekend. A couple […]

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Golf

Three teams of five players each teed it up Thursday afternoon in The Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. When the dust cleared all three teams had shot seven-under par for the nine hole event. A scorecard playoff was held starting on hole number six. The winning team, with a birdie on hole […]

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Kayla Thompson of Clarkton is at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, attempting to qualify for either the LPGA or the Symetra Golf Tour. Stage one of the qualifying tournament begins August 22 and runs thru August 25. Currently, there are over 360 players attempting to qualify. Rounds will be played over the […]

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TAMPA, Fla. – East Bladen grad Sincere Smith is currently batting .315 for the Yankees West team in the Gulf Coast League. Smith has played in 21 games and has cracked 17 hits, scored 13 runs and has 3 doubles, a triple, a home run and 7 runs batted in. The Clarkton native has a […]

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West Bladen’s Knights showed offensive improvement Tuesday night in their scrimmage at Wilmington Ashley, but according to Coach Jon Sherman there is still work to be done on defense. “Defensively we aren’t quite there yet,” said Coach Sherman. “We have some work to do. We made some mistakes, but we had great effort. The kids […]

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LUMBERTON – Senior Zaquis Leach galloped 64 yards for a second half touchdown as East Bladen defeated Purnell Swett 8-0 Monday night in the Battle of the Carolinas football scrimmage. Purnell Swett began the second half with a 48-yard, 11-play drive that reached the Eagle 32-yard line. On the next play, quarterback Micah Carter’s pass […]

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LUMBERTON — The high school version of Monday Night Football comes to Robeson County this week as the fifth annual Battle of the Carolinas will be played at Lumberton’s Alton Brooks Stadium. Coach Robby Priest’s East Bladen Eagles will be in action in the second game of the evening at 6 p.m. against Purnell Swett. […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – West Bladen’s Knights saw their first physical contact against an opponent in the 2019 preseason Saturday as the Knights battled Douglas Byrd’s Eagles. “We saw good effort from our guys,” said Knight Coach Jon Sherman. “That is what scrimmages are all about is effort. Sure we made some mistakes, but we can fix […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

RUSTON, La. – The AUM-Montgomery team from Alabama that defeated Elizabethtown 2-0 in its opening game last Saturday in the Dixie Youth AAA World Series went on to win the championship, beating Mississippi 4-2 in the title game. After the win over Elizabethtown, Alabama defeated Mississippi 2-1, Florida 7-1, and South Carolina 4-2, before dropping […]

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West Bladen grad Matt Hill has been named the new head boys basketball coach at South Columbus effectively completing a swap of roles between Hill and former South Columbus coach Bryant Edwards. Hill resigned as head basketball coach at Lumberton in March, and Edwards who is the son of Bladen County native Worley Edwards, was […]

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Soccer | Volleyball | Tennis | Cross country | JV Football | JV Soccer . East Bladen varsity football DATE OPPONENT TIME Aug. 12 Scrimmage at Lumberton 6 p.m. Aug. 16 Scrimmage at James Kenan TBA Aug. 23 Wallace-Rose Hill 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Clinton 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Whiteville 7:30 p.m. Sept. […]

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Golf

The team of Will Fisher, Michael Pastore, Jimmy Schultz, Ricky Williams and Scott Gordon won the August 8 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf with a score of 8-under par. The Thundering Herd, a nine hole event, is played every Thursday at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $18 for members and $20 for guests. […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association, with 42 players participating, played its August 6 tournament at Cheraw State Park Golf Course. The winning team, with a score of 56, was Bobby Rabon, Breece Horton, Jack Thompson and Terry Medlin. Next week’s tournament will be held at Gates Four Country Club. 1st Place: (56) – Bobby […]

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The West Bladen boys’ soccer team is practicing in preparation for its season opener scheduled Aug. 26 at Hobbton. East Bladen’s season opener is scheduled Aug. 21 at home against Wallace-Rose Hill. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Share:

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Bladen County Parks and Recreation Soccer Registration is underway and will continue through Friday, August 30. Registration is for the following: Tot Soccer (ages 3-4) – $30 Soccer (ages 5-7 coed, 8-10 girls and boys, 11-14 boys and girls) – $35 *Age as of August 1, 2019* There also is a need for soccer coaches. […]

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Football

Registration for Bladen County Recreation’s Cheerleading, Flag Football and Tackle Football programs is underway through Sept. 6. Cheerleading is for ages 7-12 years-old. Flag Football is for ages 5-7, and Tackle Football is for ages 7-12. Registration fee for cheerleading is $35 and for football is $40. Registration can be completed in the Bladen Recreation […]

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The East Bladen boys’ soccer team is practicing in preparation for its season opener on Aug. 21 at home against Wallace-Rose Hill. West Bladen’s season open is set for Aug. 26 at Hobbton. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Share:

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Fans of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball AAA team gathered Saturday night at San Jose Restaurant to watch the game between Elizabethtown and Montgomery, Alabama in the World Series in Ruston, Louisiana. Alabama won 2-0. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong On Sunday, Metairie, Louisiana defeated Elizabethtown 7-3, eliminating the local team from the tournament. Share:

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Members of the Elizabethtown team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Braylon Cromartie, Collin Cole, Hunter Wood, Claxton Tatum, Fox Sutton, Tyler Eason. Second Row (L-R): Brady Marlowe, C. J. McCracken, Jayce Hatcher, Joshua Dawson, Jaxon Hair, Easton Bostic. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Dale Wood, Kyle Bostic, Joseph Hatcher. RUSTON, La. – Elizabethtown battled back to within […]

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RUSTON, La. – Matthew Lutz and Sam Wallace combined to pitch a 2-hitter as Montgomery, Alabama defeated Elizabethtown 2-0 on Saturday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minors) World Series. Elizabethtown will play Louisiana Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time in an elimination game. Louisiana lost its opening round game […]

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West Bladen  began football practice Thursday. The Knights will host South Brunswick in their season opener on Aug. 23. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Share:

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East Bladen Eagles  began football practice Thursday. The Eagles will host Wallace-Rose Hill in their season opener on Aug. 23. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Share:

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West Bladen’s Knights started their official fall football practice season Thursday and things went well, according to new head coach Jon Sherman. “We had a good practice,” said Coach Sherman. “We had about 50 jayvee and varsity players. Those numbers need to rise, and we will work on that.” The lightning and stormy weather forced […]

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Members of the Elizabethtown team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Braylon Cromartie, Collin Cole, Hunter Wood, Claxton Tatum, Fox Sutton, Tyler Eason. Second Row (L-R): Brady Marlowe, C. J. McCracken, Jayce Hatcher, Joshua Dawson, Jaxon Hair, Easton Bostic. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Dale Wood, Kyle Bostic, Joseph Hatcher. RUSTON, LA – The Elizabethtown All-Stars will open […]

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VERO BEACH, FL – Lefrederick Wooten (pictured in file photo), a rising junior at East Bladen High, was one of 250 baseball players (ages 13-18) selected from around the United States to attend the Hank Aaron Invitational in Historic Dodgertown this week. Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), USA Baseball […]

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Both East Bladen and West Bladen High Schools kicked off their official practice seasons Thursday evening, although inclement weather played a role in shortening the Eagles practice. “Practice went great until lightning stopped us at the end,” said Eagle Coach Robby Priest. “We didn’t get to finish up with the ‘county fair’ (a conditioning drill).” […]

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The Elizabethtown All-Stars will leave Thursday morning around 8 a.m. en route to Ruston, LA to represent North Carolina in the Dixie Youth Class AAA (Minors) World Series. The team has posted a 12-1 record in district and state tournament play and will open the World Series Saturday night at 9 p.m. against the Alabama […]

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DALLAS, Texas – East Bladen grad and current North Carolina State standout Larrell Murchison has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2019 Outland Trophy that is given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. The Outland Trophy is one of college football’s most prestigious awards and has been presented annually since 1946. […]

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The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played its July 30 weekly golf tournament at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course located near Whiteville. There were 63 players participating with two teams tying for first place with scores of 50. The winning team, with a scorecard playoff, was Richard Davis, Frank Gray, Jerry Willoughby and Bob Cox. […]

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By Barry Priest STERLINGTON, Va. – Bladen County’s late rally wasn’t enough to overcome a tough start Monday night as the local team lost its second game of the day and were eliminated from the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series at the Sterlington Sports Complex. Ozark, Alabama scored three unearned runs in the first inning and […]

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East Bladen’s men’s soccer tryouts will begin Thursday, August 1 from 7-9 a.m., says Coach Jay Raynor. Players should have a completed physical as well as a concussion form in order to participate. Players should bring sneakers, cleats, shin guards and water bottle/Gatorade. For questions, contact Raynor at 910-876-0003. Share:

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Jacob Priest, shown pitching in Sunday’s win against Mississippi, also pitched Monday afternoon against South Carolina. STERLINGTON, La. – North Charleston, South Carolina belted 10 hits in beating Bladen County 12-1 on Monday afternoon inside the Sterlington Sports Complex in the winner’s bracket of the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series. Bladen County is scheduled to play […]

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Mahki Cromartie throws a pitch for Bladen County. Cromartie pitched the first three innings Sunday against Laurel, Mississippi. By Barry Priest STERLINGTON, La. – The Bladen County Dixie Pre-Majors All-Star team pounded out 12 hits in a 13-3 rout against Laurel, Mississippi on Sunday afternoon inside the Sterlington Sports Complex. With the game two win, […]

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The Elizabethtown AAA (Minors) Dixie Youth baseball team held a concert featuring the Piink Slips on Saturday night at Leinwand Park to raise funds for its upcoming trip to Ruston, Louisisiana for the World Series. The 1982 Elizabethtown Major League team was recognized for winning the state championship and playing in the Dixie Youth World […]

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Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson shot 77-77-77=231 in the Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open in Crossville, Tennessee over the weekend. For her efforts, Thompson tied for 22nd place in the pro division and received $323.33. Overall, she was 32nd in the open division (pros and amateurs). The front nine of Sthonehenge Golf Club proved difficult for […]

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By Barry Priest STERLINGTON, La. – Timely hitting, strong pitching, and a stingy defense lead the Bladen County Pre-Majors All-Star team to a 4-2 win in Game One of the World Series at the Sterlington Sports Complex on Saturday morning. Bladen County will play Laurel, Mississippi at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. The game will […]

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The Fall Triathlon White Lake schedule has been announced. Two triathlons will be held on Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8. The 2019 White Lake Fall Half will feature a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. The 2019 White Lake Fall International will feature a 1,500 meter swim, […]

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Members of the Bladen County team are: Zach Meares, Gabe Barber, Freddie Wooten, Raymond Autry, Dylan Fine, Jacob Priest, Tyler Hill, Drew Sholar, Brady Hollingsworth, Brandon Fine, Makhi Cromartie, K. J. Brown and Chase Starkloff. Coaches are Kendal Kelley and Les Hill. The Bladen County Pre-Majors All-Star players, coaches and families Thursday began a trip […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

RALEIGH – Clarkton V. Ray Clifton Jr. was reappointed last week to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board at the recommendation of House Speaker Tim Moore. Clifton’s appointment is for a two-year term. The Commission elected a new chairman and vice chairman and welcomed three new commissioners to its governing board at its business meeting […]

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Kayla Thompson of Clarkton continued her pursuit of a career in professional golf when she participated in the Rocky Top Ladies’ Golf Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee. This three round tournament found Kayla shooting 73-74-76=223 to put her in a tie for 16th place. Her next tournament is the Tennessee Woman’s Open to be held July […]

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47 players participated in the Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association tournament at Cypress Lakes Golf Course on July 23. The winning team, with a score of 51, was Mac Porter, Stacy Owen, Billy Malpass and Greg Ruark. The July 30 tournament will be at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course. 1st Place–(51)–Mac Porter Stacy Owen Billy […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. TARBORO – Working its way through the loser’s bracket after […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. TARBORO – Moore County scored all its runs […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary.  Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens.  Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Madison Ayscue’s two-run […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. TARBORO – Aubrei Nixon reached on a two-out error and […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. TARBORO – Moore County scored three runs in […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary.  Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens.  Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Kadance Hammmonds pitched […]

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WINNABOW – Hope Mills scored 10 runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-5 victory over Bladen County on Wednesday in the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County finished third in the tournament. The Bladen All-Stars scored all five of their runs in the fourth inning. […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary. Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens. Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Kadance Hammonds pitched […]

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Golf

Two teams tied for first place with scores of seven under par in the nine hole Thundering Herd on July 18 at Vineyard Golf. Taking first place with a birdie on the playoff hole, No. 9, was the team of Campbell White, Jim Hancock, Stephen Clark and Richard Sibbett. They defeated the team of Cade […]

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Golf

The July 16 Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association braved 100 degree weather to play its July 16 golf tourney at Stryker Golf Course on Fort Bragg. The winning team, with a score of 54, was Gordan Graham, Rudy Pait, Wayne Lein and Elmer Tessenear. Next Tournament: Cypress Lakes Golf Course on July 23. 1st Place […]

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Members of the Bladen County team are: Zach Meares, Gabe Barber, Freddie Wooten, Raymond Autry, Dylan Fine, Jacob Priest, Tyler Hill, Drew Sholar, Brady Hollingsworth, Brandon Fine, Makhi Cromartie, K. J. Brown and Chase Starkloff. Coaches are Kendal Kelley and Les Hill. WINNABOW – The Bladen County All-Stars won the Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Championship […]

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Greyson Heustess is standing third from the left in the second row. Xavier Wooten is in the middle under the trophy. WINNABOW – East Bladen grads Greyson Heustess and Xavier Wooten were members of the West Fayetteville team that won the NC Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament Tuesday at Town Creek Park. Heustess was named […]

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WINNABOW – Bladen County shutout Columbus County 8-0 Tuesday in the NC Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County’s victory forces the two teams to play a second championship game Wednesday at 9 a.m. Columbus County had edged Bladen County by one run earlier in the tournament. Share:

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WINNABOW – Coleman Tatum and Michael Young combined to pitch a five-hit shutout and strike out nine batters as Bladen County defeated Brunswick American 4-0 on Tuesday in the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County advances to a semi-final game Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. against the winner of the […]

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WINNABOW – Undefeated Brunswick County defeated Bladen County 10-1 on Tuesday in a semifinal game in the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County finished in third place in the tournament. Bladen’s Hunter Elks walked to begin the game, stole second base and advanced on a groundout. Parker Greene […]

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Kayla Thompson from Clarkton shot l-under par on the first day of the Georgia Women’s Golf Tournament played in Dahlonega, Georgia. She followed that on the second day with a 1-over par 73 to shoot a two-day total of 144 and tied for ninth place out of 45 players. Thompson’s first day, Monday, July 15, […]

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WINNABOW – Hope Mills outlasted Bladen County in extra innings Sunday in the opening round of the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County will play the Brunswick County National/Columbus County loser in an elimination game Monday at 9 a.m. Share:

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WINNABOW – Bladen County blanked Hope Mills 13-0 Sunday in the second round of the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County will play the Dallas/Brunswick County loser in an elimination game Monday at 11:30 a.m. Jake Futrell and Lee Barnes combined to pitch a three-hit shutout and strike […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County won the StateWide Activities Committee […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County won the StateWide […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Nash County defeated Bladen County 8-5 in extra innings Saturday in a third round game in the StateWide Activities Committee 10-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County will play Holly Springs at 11 a.m. Sunday in a game that will decide a berth in next weekend’s SWAC 10U State Tournament. A win would […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County scored in every inning and defeated Holly Springs 10-4 Saturday in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County advances to the sectional championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday against Wake Forest. The victory also assures Bladen County of a berth in next weekend’s SWAC State Tournament that […]

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WINNABOW – Columbus County defeated Bladen County 7-1 Saturday in the opening round of the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Columbus scored two runs in the second inning, tacked on a run in the third then pulled away with four runs in the fifth inning. Andre Moore reached base […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Wake Forest scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and defeated Bladen County 19-9 Saturday in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. The two teams were tied 8-8 when Wake Forest turned four walks, four errors and three hits into eleven runs in the fourth inning. Martha Simmons walked and […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County defeated Holly Springs 10-5 on Friday night in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County will play the winner of Friday’s Cary/Wake Forest game at 10 a.m. Saturday. After Holly Springs scored a pair of first inning runs, Bladen County took charge with five runs in the […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. HOLLY SPRINGS – Jenna Brice pitched a no-hitter and struck […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. HOLLY SPRINGS – Jenna Brice pitched a two-hitter and struck […]

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Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson played the National Women’s Golf Association Tournament at Springhill Country Club in Tifton, Georgia, on July 11-12. On the first day, Thompson, a West Bladen High School and UNC Wilmington graduate, had a birdie, 11 pars, five bogeys and a double bogey for a score of 39-39=78. On day two, she had […]

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CLARKTON – The North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors Division 2 state tournament will be played at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Complex beginning Saturday. Photos by Ray Jones Opening ceremonies were held Friday with an Around-the-Horn competition followed by the introduction of players and coaches from the 12 competing teams. Admission to the tournament will […]

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DUNN – C. J. McCracken and Jayce Hatcher combined to pitch a three-hitter and strike out nine batters as Elizabethtown defeated Whiteville 3-1 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. It was the fourth consecutive elimination-game win for the Elizabethtown team that […]

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The Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball 14-and-Under All-Stars will open play Saturday at 3 p.m. against Hope Mills in the North Carolina Dixie Boys 14U State Tournament at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Ten teams are participating in the double-elimination event that will continue through Wednesday at Town Creek Park. The park is located at […]

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The Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball 13-and-Under All-Stars will open play Saturday at 10 a.m. against Columbus County in the North Carolina Dixie Boys 13U State Tournament at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Six teams are participating in the double-elimination event that will continue through Wednesday at Town Creek Park. The park is located at […]

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Front Row: (Left-Right): Mary Frances Sutton, Karly Ross, Lena Trinidad, Violet Allen, Molly Pait, Emmee Ward, Second Row: (L-R): Martha Simmons, Marlene Crabtree, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Megan Pait. Back Row: (L-R) Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, and Heather Pait. The Bladen County 12-and-Under All-Stars begin play in the Statewide Activities Committee (SWAC) […]

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Golf

The much appreciated rains came Thursday to Vineyard Golf At White Lake, but left in time for the regular weekly Thundering Herd nine hole tournament to be played. The winning team, shooting a nine-under par, was Luke Gooden, Michael Pastore, Will Fisher, Scott Gordon and Zac Campbell. The nine-under was the lowest score of the […]

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DUNN – Braylon Cromartie pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out six batters to lead Elizabethtown to an 11-0 victory over East Duplin on Wednesday night in a fifth-round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. The 4-inning mercy rule victory sends Elizabethtown into another elimination game Thursday at 5 […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association traveled to Timberlake Golf Course in Clinton to play their July 9 tournament. Sixty-four players participated in the two flight event. The winning team in the first flight with a score of 130 was Edwin Skipper, Rudy Pait, Gordon Kinlaw and Roger Canady. The second flight winner with a […]

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The Bladen County 10-and-Under All-Stars begin play in the Statewide Activities Committee (SWAC) Sectional Softball Tournament Thursday night in Holly Springs. Bladen County will play Williamston at 8:00 at Womble Park. The park is located at 1201 Grigsby Avenue in Holly Springs. Seven teams are competing in the sectional in order to qualify for the […]

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DUNN – Elizabethtown pulled away with six runs in the final two innings to defeat West Robeson American 9-2 on Tuesday night in a fourth round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to play East Duplin on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Easton Bostic […]

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DUNN – Braylon Cromartie, C.J. McCracken and Tyler Eason combined to pitch a three-hitter and strike out 16 batters as Elizabethtown edged Montgomery County 3-2 on Monday in a third round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown will play District 9 foe West Robeson American on Tuesday at […]

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Golf

The weekend of July 4-7 saw a lot of low scores recorded at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. Rick Marvin and Cortney Brisson lead the way with 68’s, followed by Mathew McIntyre and Don Salsbery, both shooting 70. Luke Gooden came in with 71 with J.B. Bordeaux shooting 72. Share:

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DUNN – Riegelwood defeated Elizabethtown 6-2 Sunday night in a second round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown will play Montgomery County on Monday at 3:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ Jayce Hatcher led off the game with a single for Elizabethtown and […]

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DUNN – Elizabethtown rallied with eight runs in the final two innings to defeat West Chatham American 9-3 Saturday in the opening round of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to play Riegelwood, a 6-1 winner over Hope Mills American, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Jayce Hatcher led off the […]

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Members of the Elizabthtown All-Stars are: Front Row (Left to Right): Braylon Cromartie, Collin Cole, Easton Bostic, Tyler Eason, Fox Sutton, Hunter Wood. Second Row: Brady Marlowe, Jayce Hatcher, CJ McCracken, Joshua Dawson, Jaxon Hair, Claxton Tatum. Back Row: Coach Dale Wood, Head Coach Kyle Bostic, Coach Joseph Hatcher. The Elizabethtown All-Stars will open play […]

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CLARKTON – Whiteville held on for a 12-7 victory over Elizabethtown Wednesday night in the championship game of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown received the runner-up trophy for the tournament. Whiteville scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to stretch a narrow 6-5 lead out to 12-5. […]

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Today is July 4th, Independence Day … a national holiday. Fireworks, cook-outs, time for a visit to White Lake or the beach, maybe the mountains. Millions on the roads, be safe. Annual Sidewalk Sale continues in Elizabethtown. If you were in Elizabethtown around noon yesterday, looking for a burger or other type snack, you probably […]

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Golf

Sixty-two players participated in the Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association July 2 tournament at Pincrest Golf in Lumberton. The winning team, shooting 54, was Ronnie Tart, George Cochran, Elmer Tessenear and Timmy Thompson. Next week’s tournament will be at Timberlake Golf in Clinton. Here are the July 2 results: 1st Place (54)– Ronnie Tart, George […]

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CLARKTON – Whiteville defeated Bladen County 11-1 Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Tournament. Bladen County was eliminated from the tournament. Share:

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CLARKTON – Elizabethtown battled back from an early 4-1 deficit to defeat Columbus County 10-6 Tuesday night and advance to the championship game of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown will play unbeaten Whiteville on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. A first inning run edged Elizabethtown ahead 1-0. Cole Butler was hit […]

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CLARKTON – Whiteville defeated Elizabethtown 16-4 Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown will play Columbus County on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in an elimination game. Elizabethtown scored two runs in the first inning. Cole Butler sliced a double to leftfield, and Ryan Dove belted a single. Both Butler […]

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This is possibly the busiest week of the year for Vineyard Golf At White Lake. The first six months of 2019 was, by far, the busiest six months ever experienced at Vineyard Golf. A lot of tournaments and a lot of organizations are holding their golf outings at Vineyard Golf. Due to the hot weather […]

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Golf

Bizzell Pate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chip Pate, shot an 82 in the qualifying round of the 23rd North Carolina Junior Boys’ 13 And Under Golf Championship played at Asheboro Golf Course in Asheboro. Bizzell’s score qualified him to play in the match play second flight of the tournament. In the match play he […]

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Members of the Bladen Cunty Majors All-Stars are: Front Row (Left-Right): Richard Severine, Finesse Shipman, Aiden Russ, Saquain Leach, Jonah Bryan, Weston Hilburn. Middle Row (L-R): Andre Moore, Conner Monroe, Will Durden, Cade Allen, Hunter Hester, Ryan Dove. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Nathan Allen, Joseph Russ, Julio Moore. CLARKTON – A six-run, eighth-inning explosion propelled […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – South Columbus outlasted Bladen County 8-6 Sunday in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Tournament. Bladen County will play Columbus County Monday at 6 p.m. in an elimination game Bladen County bunched four walks in the first inning to take the early lead. Aiden Russ, Cade Allen, Will Durden and Hunter Hester […]

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Members of the Elizabethtown Majors Supplemental team are First Row (Left-Right): Coley Sasser, Colton Daly, Collin King, Kewone Maynor, Ryan Dove, Tredon Scott. Second Row (L-R): Jake Gooden, Isaiah Lee, Cole Butler, Gabe Cashwell, Marcus Williams, Conner Smith. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Brandon King, James Daly, Wesley Sasser. CLARKTON – Elizabethtown snapped a 3-3 tie […]

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The Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball AAA Minor League All-Star baseball team raised more than $1,800 and washed more than 60 cars Saturday during a fundraising car wash held in the parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts. Photos by Ray Jones   The money will be used to help with expenses while the team is playing […]

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Whiteville’s MacKenzie Gore, the No. 3 prospect on Major League Baseball Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list, has been selected to the National League roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played July 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. MLB Network will televise the game at 7 p.m. that will kick-off the All-Star Game […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Tournament and Supplemental Majors Tournament will begin Saturday at the Clarkton DYB Complex and continue daily through Wednesday. If an extra game is needed to decide either of the 5-team double-elimination tournaments, it will be played on Thursday, July 4. The Majors tournament that will advance the top […]

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Golf

Two teams tied for first place in the June 27 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf. The team of Matthew Hardee, Michael Pastore, Blake Davis and Stephen Clark came in first place as they won a score card playoff with a birdie on No. 9. They defeated the team of Mark Mendell, Jimmie Davis, Zac Campbell […]

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