12/11/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 1:04 pm Bladen County Solid Waste holiday schedule
  • 12:58 pm Gov. Cooper Encourages Public to Remain Vigilant Due to Remaining Snow and Ice in Some Areas of North Carolina
  • 12:41 pm Man charged with Hania Aguilar’s murder denied bond
  • 12:35 pm Period to apply for FEMA assistance ends Thursday
  • 11:35 am Bladen County Election Investigation
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BLADENBORO – Red Springs defeated West Bladen 50-22 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action. Joshua Lewis threw in 3-point shots in the first and third periods and led the Knight scoring with 8 points. Teammate Javonta Matthews sank a trio of free throws in the second quarter and added a basket […]

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COLUMBIA, SC- Former West Bladen baseball coach and athletic director Kim Cain won his fourth state championship Friday night as his Green Sea Floyds, S.C., Trojans defeated Lamar 26-20 in the South Carolina Class A state championship game. Cain, a Bladen County native, served as offensive line coach on Coach Donnie Kiefer’s staff. The Trojans […]

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BLADENBORO- Tinyauh Rhoda tossed in 8 points to lead West Bladen to a 17-16 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over Red Springs Friday. West Bladen’s Alexandria Perez nailed a 3-point shot in the first quarter, and Anniya Phillips tossed in another basket to edge the Lady Knights ahead 5-4 at the quarter break. […]

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TABOR CITY- Guard Mariah Smith threw in 6 points to lead a 12-4 second-half surge that propelled East Bladen to a 17-10 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over South Columbus Friday. Teammates Shanell McMillian and Merritt Martin tossed in 4 points each for the winners. Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles evened their conference […]

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TABOR CITY- East Bladen rode a 14-5 second half spurt to a 25-22 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over South Columbus. The Stallions held an 11-10 halftime lead before the Eagle rally produced a 24-16 East Bladen lead. A late South rally trimmed the final margin to 3 points. Coach Aking Elting’s Eagles […]

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TABOR CITY – South Columbus rode a 40-25 second-half surge to a 68-52 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Friday night. Sophmore center Javant McDowell worked the paint for a trio of baskets in the first quarter as the Eagles built a 15-8 lead. Seniors Greyson Heustess and Pierce Melvin and junior […]

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BLADENBORO – Senior Keagan Brayboy sparked a 22-11 opening surge that propelled Red Springs to a 38-36 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. Brayboy threw in 4 baskets in the first period, and teammates Kameron McLean and Shyheim Richardson contributed 2 baskets each to the opening Red Devil surge. Sophmore […]

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TABOR CITY – East Bladen rolled to a 19-2 lead en route to a 73-20 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Columbus Friday night. The Lady Eagles extended their lead to 35-16 at halftime and exploded for an 18-2 third quarter run that widened the gap to 53-18. A 20-2 fourth quarter East […]

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BLADENBORO – Junior Lexie Corrothers fired in 7 of her 13 points in the final quarter as West Bladen held on to a 38-36 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Red Springs Friday night. The Lady Knights took a 29-26 lead into the final frame, and Corrothers started the period with a basket then […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Malcolm Bolden recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Wednesday as Elizabethtown clinched the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s AAA Division boys soccer championship with a 5-0 victory over Whiteville Central at County Park. In the tenth minute of play, Bolden sent a pass to Jamie Delgado who knocked in the first Elizabethtown goal. […]

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The Jesus Christ Pro-players league will host a basketball game on Saturday, December 15, at the Clarkton School of Discovery at 3 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Tickets cane be purchased at Faith Partners Bookstore in Elizabethtown, Headquarters Barbershop in Elizabethtown, and Karen’s Creations in Elizabethtown. Share:

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ROSE HILL – Union beat the buzzer with the winning basket Wednesday as the Spartans claimed a 42-40 non-conference junior varsity boys basketball victory over West Bladen. Joshua Lewis threw in a 3-point shot and 3 other baskets in the first half for the Knights. Teammate Donovan Stone sank 2 free throws and 2 other […]

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SHALLOTTE- Senior giuard Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson made 2 free throws with eight seconds remaining to lift East Bladen to a 42-41 non-conference girls basketball victory over West Brunswick Wednesday night. The Lady Eagles who defeated West Brunswick 61-28 earlier in the season battled back from behind after the Lady Trojans built a 15-10 first quarter lead. […]

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SHALLOTTE – Sophmore Makoa Surigoa rang up 15 points Wednesday night to lead West Brunswick to a 75-35 non-conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen. Senior Hayden Grimes, a 6-5 center, threw in 12 points for the Trojans and 6-7 junior Jadyn Parker added 9 points. Eleven players scored in the game for West Brunswick. […]

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SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick rallied in the second half to defeat East Bladen 29-24 Wednesday in non-conference junior varsity girls basketball action. Ronkira Lennon nailed a 3-point shot, and Shanell McMillian and Mariah Smith tossed in baskets to keep the Lady Eagles within 8-7 at the first quarter break. Aaniyah Jackson threw in 2 baskets […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ROSE HILL – Junior Tyre Boykin fired in 19 points Wednesday night as West Bladen pulled away in the second half for a 70-57 non-conference basketball victory over Union Wednesday night. Long-range bombing carried the Knights to a 19-11 first quarter lead. Senior Jaheim Lesane nailed a pair of 3-pointers, and […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ROSE HILL – Junior guard Kasee Singletary tossed in 12 points to lead West Bladen to a 36-18 non-conference girls basketball victory over Union Wednesday night. Senior Carley Dawson pumped in a basket and 2 free throws in the first quarter as the Lady Knights built an 8-4 lead. Junior Mikayla […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown outscored Tar Heel 4-1 in the penalty kick shootout to claim a Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory Tuesday after the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie in regulation play. Malcolm Bolden slammed in his penalty kick to start the shootout, and Tar Heel missed. Jamie Delgado knocked in his penalty kick, […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

ELIZABETHTOWN – Samaj Dove fired in a pair of goals to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 3-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Nakina Tuesday. Dove knocked in his first goal in the 18th minute, then booted in his second goal in the second half. The Blue Devil lead grew to 3-0 late […]

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FAIRMONT – Fairmont defeated West Bladen 39-24 Tuesday night in the Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball opener for both teams. Donovan Stone buried a pair of 3-point shots and led the Knight scoring with 10 points – all of them in the second half. Teammate Javonta Matthews tossed in 4 of his 6 points […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville defeated East Bladen 29-19 Tuesday in the Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball opener for both teams. The Lady Wolfpack pulled away from an 11-11 halftime tie with a 12-5 third period run that produced a 23-16 lead. Shanell McMillian and Ronkira Lennon led the East Bladen scoring with 5 points each. […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville defeated East Bladen 15-10 Tuesday night in the Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball opener for both teams. The Wolfpack jumped out to a 10-4 lead then stretched that margin to 12-5, before the Eagles rallied to within 13-9 before Whiteville closed out the victory Share:

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FAIRMONT – Freshman Haley George scored a key basket in the closing minute as West Bladen withstood a furious Fairmont rally and claimed a 42-41 victory in their Three Rivers Conference girls basketball opener. After the Lady Knight defense held Fairmont to only 6 points in the second and third quarters while building a 28-17 […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore center Javant McDowell pumped in 16 points, and junior Tyshawn Berkeley nailed a pair of key 3-point shots as East Bladen defeated Whiteville 54-44 in the Three Rivers Conference boys basketball opener for both teams. Eagle Coach Kenzil McCall pointed to the experience that his team gained last […]

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FAIRMONT – For years Fairmont has been known as the hottest gym in the area. Tuesday night the air-conditioning was turned on – and condensate from the air-conditioning unit leaked through the ceiling onto the gym floor causing the varsity boys basketball game to be suspended. West Bladen led the defending Three Rivers Conference champion […]

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Contributed The Lil Knights Basketball League will be held on Saturday mornings in January and February. The league is open to 1st through 8th grades and will have three divisions. Cost is $25 and is due by December 29th. You can print and complete the registration form and mail to P. O. Box 947, Bladenboro, […]

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Six East Bladen Eagles and two West Bladen Knights have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference football team. Named to the squad from Three Rivers runner-up East Bladen were seniors Eric Chancy, Shy Pone, Tyvon Townsend, Dayveon Washington and Jordan Payton and junior Jordan Stanley. West Bladen’s all-league performers were junior Tyre Boykin and […]

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LELAND – Seniors Erica McKoy and Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson combined for 39 points Friday night to lead East Bladen’s Lady Eagles to a 75-47 non-conference girls basketball victory over North Brunswick. McKoy poured in 20 points and dished out 4 assists to lead the East scoring, while Moore-Peterson fired in 19 points and contributed 5 rebounds […]

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LELAND – North Brunswick exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 75-60 non-conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Friday night. The Scorpions held a slim 47-46 lead after three quarters, but Demond Perry tossed in 2 baskets and 3 free throws in the final period, and teammates Davonte […]

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BLADENBORO – Juniors Kasee Singletary and Lexie Corrothers combined for 34 points to lead West Bladen to a 50-32 non-conference girls basketball victory over Union Friday night. “Kasee played extremely well,” said Lady Knight Coach Brian McCleney. “She guarded really well and did a good job of driving the ball and making plays.” Singletary canned […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Eric Hidalgo scored the only goal of the game Thursday night as Elizabethtown defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 1-0 in Waccamaw Middle School Conference action at County Park. “CSD controlled a majority of the first half keeping the ball on our end, and we had a hard time transitioning from defending to attacking,” […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Tar Heel edged Bladenboro 3-2 Thursday in a penalty kick shootout after the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie in regulation time in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action. Hezekiah Blanks slammed in a penalty kick after a tripping foul for the first Bulldog goal. Blanks blasted in an indirect kick […]

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WILMINGTON – Wilmington Hoggard defeated West Bladen 84-41 Tuesday night in non-conference jayvee boys basketball action. Jadacus Register pumped in 7 first-half points then tossed in 7 more points in the third quarter to total 14 points for the Knights. Teammate Joshua Lewis bombed in four 3-point baskets – three in the third quarter – […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Hezekiah Blanks racked up a goal and an assist to lead Bladenboro to a 3-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Hallsboro Wednesday at County Park. Blanks booted in a first half goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at halftime. Blanks sent a pass to Jose De Leon who drilled in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Tar Heel’s Panthers remained unbeaten in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action Wednesday night with a 6-2 victory over Clarkton School of Discovery at County Park. In the fifth minute of play, Gabriel Inestroza fired in a goal off of an assist from Jordan Underwood to put the Panthers on top 1-0. […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville Central defeated Bladenboro 2-0 Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action at County Park. The Hornets banged in a header off of a corner kick in the first half and led 1-0 at intermission. Central tacked on a goal on a breakaway midway the second half. The Bulldogs, now […]

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WHITEVILLE – Williams made their final three penalty kicks to defeat Elizabethtown Tuesday in a Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer shootout after the two teams had tied 4-4 in regulation play. Elizabethtown took a 4-3 lead into the final moments of regulation. A Williams corner kick was cleared out, but an Aggie player put […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Hallsboro 2-0 Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action at County Park. Samaj Dove fired in a first-half goal to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0 at halftime. Nyquan Richardson scored an insurance goal for Clarkton in the second half. Lafon Monroe and Matt Kemp […]

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NAKINA – Tar Heel remained unbeaten Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer play with a 1-0 victory over Nakina. Tar Heel’s Jordan Underwood turned an assist from Chris Labra into the only goal of the game. Ty’rek Ballard recorded the shutout in goal for the Panthers. Coach Ray Schmucker’s Panthers improved to 4-0 […]

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NAKINA – Whiteville Central defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 2-0 Tuesday night in the semi-finals of the Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Hornets, the Waccamaw Middle School Conference Class AAA Division champions, advance to Wednesday’s tournament championship game. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils finished their season with a 14-4 record and shared the […]

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WILMINGTON – Macy Morrison and Kira Soodek scored 8 points each to lead Wilmington Hoggard to a 39-10 non-conference jayvee girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday. Freshman Hannah Pait and Ocean Woody threw in first quarter baskets as the Lady Knights grabbed an early 4-2 lead. Hoggard rallied with a 10-4 second-quarter run to […]

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WILMINGTON –Wilmington Hoggard scored the final 11 points of the game to defeat West Bladen 60-52 Tuesday night in non-conference boys basketball action. The Knights took a 42-38 lead into the final quarter, but an 8-4 Hoggard run produced a 46-44 lead. Junior Tyre Boykin put back a rebound to pull West even 46-46 at […]

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NAKINA – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Hallsboro Middle 2-1 Monday night in the opening round of the Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Blue Devils advance to play Whiteville Central Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. The winner of that match advances to Wednesday’s tournament championship. Bladenboro Middle battled Tabor City Middle on even terms throughout […]

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BLADENBORO- With friends, teammates, coaches and administrators in attendance, West Bladen’s Carley Dawson and Conner Brisson signed Letters of Intent Monday to continue their softball careers next season at UNC-Pembroke. Dawson, a first baseman, has batted .444 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, 55 runs batted in, 61 runs scored and a .697 slugging percentage […]

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A trio of Bladen County basketball stars are off to strong starts for the 2018/2019 season. East Bladen grad Lacey Suggs opened the season with a 16-point performance to lead her UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawks to a 74-58 victory over Belmont Abbey. Suggs has averaged 8.4 points, 3 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game as the […]

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League champion East Bladen placed five players on the All-Three Rivers Conference boys soccer team, and Coach Jay Raynor was named the league’s Coach of the Year. West Bladen had three players named to the All-TRC team. Named All-TRC from East Bladen were seniors Greyson Heustess, Ezequiel Arteaga, Keshaun Davis and Dan Tatum and junior […]

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Here are second-round scores from Friday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoff games. Class 2A East Southwest Onslow 29, South Columbus 20 Wallace-Rose Hill 58, Goldsboro 14 Elizabeth City Northeastern 28, Wilson Beddingfield 0 Kinston 14, Clinton 13 Class 1A East Goldsboro Rosewood 35, North Edgecombe 34 Class 1AA East Riverside-Martin 56, Princeton 46 […]

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The Bladenboro Middle School volleyball team will participate in the Nakina Invitational tournament beginning Monday. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs will play No. 4 Tabor City at 4:45 p.m. Members of the team are: Megan Pait, Marly Crabtree, Marlie Walters, MacKenzie Singletary, Trinity Meares, Summer Winebarger, Holland Davis, Catherine Dowless, Lainey Autry, Noria Singletary, Emily Young, Whitney […]

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NAKINA – Clarkton School of Discovery and Bladenboro Middle will compete in the 2018 Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament that begins Monday at Nakina Middle School. The Lady Blue Devils are seeded third in the tournament and will play at 5:30 Monday against No. 8 seed Hallsboro. The Clarkton/Hallsboro winner will play Tuesday at 4:45 against […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Williams scored a pair of late goals to snap a 3-3 tie and defeat Clarkton School of Discovery 5-3 Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action. Williams grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play, but four minutes later Lafon Monroe turned an assist from Martin Rojas-Jacinto into the […]

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CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery swept matches from Elizabethtown and Bladenboro Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action. The Lady Blue Devils opened Tuesday’s play with a 2-0 victory over Elizabethtown by set scores of 25-11 and 25-13. Elizabethtown won the first set of their match with Tar Heel by a 25-19 […]

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HALLSBORO – Jordan Underwood scored 2 goals Tuesday to lead Tar Heel to a 5-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Hallsboro. Underwood knocked in his first goal with 15 minutes left in the first half. Three minutes later William Verdugo-Gomez banged in another Panther goal that pushed the lead to 2-0 at […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Malcolm Bolden recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Tuesday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 5-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Bladenboro. Bolden blasted in an early goal that deflected off the keeper and into the net for a 1-0 Cougar lead. Later in the half, teammate Chace Butler […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ BLADENBORO- Westover rode a 26-12 second-half surge to a 42-22 non-conference junior varsity girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. Ocean Woody and Xiomara Phair threw in 4 points each to keep the Lady Knights within 16-10 at halftime. Freshman Hannah Pait poured in four baskets in the third quarter […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ BLADENBORO – Senior Salome Campbell pumped in 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as Westover rallied for a 45-41 non-conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. Junior Kasee Singletary bombed in a pair of 3-point shots and threw in another basket in the first period […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ ELIZABETHTOWN- Senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson fired in 17 points Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to a 61-28 victory over West Brunswick in the non-conference girls basketball season opener for both teams. Moore-Peterson drained a pair of 3-point shots and 2 free throws, and senior Anna Kate White bombed in a pair […]

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BLADENBORO – Clarkton School of Discovery swept a pair of Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball matches Monday night from Tar Heel and Williams. Tar Heel won the opening set in the first match of the day 25-20 over Bladenboro. The Lady Bulldogs rallied with a 25-18 victory in the second set then won the match […]

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NAKINA –Alex Hidalgo and Malcolm Bolden scored two goals each Monday to lead Elizabethtown to a 4-2 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Nakina. In the seventh minute, Hidalgo converted a pass from Bolden into the first Cougar goal. Later in the half Bolden pounced on a loose ball, beat the Nakina midfield […]

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BLADENBORO – Jordan Underwood and William Verdugo-Gomez fired in two goals each to lead Tar Heel to a 5-2 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Whiteville Central Monday afternoon. Kevin Labra scored the other goal for Coach Ray Schmucker’s Panthers who improved to 2-0 on the season. The game was moved to West Bladen High […]

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BLADENBORO – Hezekiah Blanks and Cade Allen blasted in penalty kicks Monday night to lift Bladenboro to a Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. The two teams were tied 2-2 after regulation, and the Blue Devils’ Lafon Monroe knocked in their first penalty kick in the shootout. Blanks banged […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Juniors Kasee Singletary and Lexie Corrothers keyed a 15-8 third quarter run that propelled West Bladen to a 42-33 victory over Westover in the non-conference season opener for both schools. The Lady Knights led 16-14 at halftime, but Corrothers drained a 3-point shot and threw in two more baskets, and Singletary tossed in […]

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East Bladen’s A. J. Smith and West Bladen’s Haley George have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference cross-country teams. Smith, a sophmore, won the boys cross country meet at Red Springs and finished fourth in a regular season meet at Whiteville. Smith placed fourth in the TRC championship meet at Whiteville and competed in […]

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Week In Review

High school football season in Bladen County came to a close, two West Bladen athletes were honored as the league’s best and an East Bladen basketball player makes her college choice during the week of Nov. 12-18. Junior Jalil Hutcherson rushed for 167 yards and made a key interception to lead Wilson Beddingfield to a […]

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Here are scores from the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs played Friday, Nov. 16. Class 2A East Wilson Beddingfield 14, East Bladen 12 South Columbus 63, Greene Central 28 Wallace-Rose Hill 44, Whiteville 15 Elizabeth City Northeastern 48, Fairmont 7 Clinton 48, James Kenan 10 Kinston 13, Ayden-Grifton 7 […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Jalil Hutcherson rushed for 167 yards and made a key interception to lead Wilson Beddingfield to a 14-12 victory over East Bladen Friday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A football play-offs. The Bruins led 14-12 at the half and limited the Eagles to only 20 plays and two […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – With many of her friends, family, coaches and administrators in attendance, East Bladen senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson celebrated her dream of continuing her basketball career Thursday by signing to play next season at UNC-Pembroke. “I am really excited,” said Barbara Peterson, Ja’Tyra’s grandmother. “She wanted very much to play basketball after high school. I […]

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TAR HEEL – Clarkton School of Discovery won two matches Thursday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action. Williams won the first match of the day 2-0 over host Tar Heel. Williams then battled Clarkton on even terms for two sets, before the Lady Blue Devils pulled out a 2-1 victory by set scores of […]

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WHITEVILLE – Hunt Bryan blasted in a pair of goals to lead Bladenboro to a 3-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Williams Thursday. Bryan banged in a goal off of a corner kick from Josh DeLeon to put the Bulldogs ahead 1-0. Bryan knocked a ricochet of another Bulldog shot into the […]

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East Bladen will host the Wilson Beddingfield Bruins Friday night at 7:30 in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A football play-offs. Coach Robby Priest’s Eagles had their nine-game winning streak snapped last week when South Columbus claimed the Three Rivers Conference title with a 28-13 victory at Vinegar Hill. Coach James Ward’s Beddingfield […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong East Bladen battled Wilmington Ashley, Lumberton and South Brunswick in the East Bladen Girls Basketball Jamboree Tuesday night. Clinton also participated in the scrimmage. Share:

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TAR HEEL – Clarkton School of Discovery swept both of their matches Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action. Elizabethtown defeated Tar Heel 2-0 in Tuesday’s opening match by set scores of 25-20 and 25-6. Clarkton School of Discovery won the second match 2-0 by set scores of 25-14 and 25-6. The Lady […]

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WHITEVILLE – Malcolm Bolden fired in two second-half goals to lead Elizabethtown to a 4-1 victory over Whiteville Central in Waccamaw Middle School Conference action Tuesday night. “Our first goal was scored after we pressured and forced a Central own goal,” said Elizabethtown Coach Jay Raynor. That own goal gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead […]

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West Bladen senior Savannah Lee has been named the Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis Player of the Year. Lee led the Lady Knights to the Three Rivers championship, was the TRC singles runner-up and reached the State Class 2A Singles round of 16 where she lost to three-time singles state champion Zoe Huffman. West Bladen […]

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  West Bladen’s Raegan Davis has been named the Three Rivers Conference volleyball Player of the Year. Davis led the Lady Knights to a tie for third place in the TRC Class 2A standings with a 10-8 league record and an 11-9 overall mark. Raegan matched the accomplishment of her sister Mallory who was named […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen will host their annual girls basketball jamboree Tuesday night with the scrimmages beginning at 4 p.m. Wilmington Ashley, Clinton, Lumberton and South Brunswick will join the Lady Eagles in the scrimmage. The scrimmages will consist of two 18-minute running clock halves. Admission will be $5, and concessions will be available. The […]

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 12U Coed All-Stars were edged 2-1 Sunday morning in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) 12U Boys state soccer tournament at George Poston Park. Bladen County finished in third place after pool play with a record of 1-2-1. Only the top two teams in their 5-team pool advanced to the state semi-finals. […]

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 10U Girls All-Stars lost 4-1 Sunday morning in the semi-finals of the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) state soccer tournament at George Poston Park. Bladen County had split their two games Saturday defeating Belmont 6-3 before losing 1-0 to Wilson. Share:

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 10U Boys All-Stars split their two Sunday games in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) state soccer tournament at George Poston Park and finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. Fuquay-Varina defeated Bladen County 7-0 in Sunday’s first game, but Bladen County bounced back to post a 5-3 win over Belmont. Members […]

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 12U Coed All-Stars posted a 1-1-1 record in their first 3 games in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) 12U Boys state soccer tournament Saturday at George Poston Park. Bladen County battled Fuquay-Varina to a 1-1 tie in their tournament opener. In their second game, the Bladen team rolled past Mount Holly […]

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 10U Girls All-Stars split their first two games in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) state soccer tournament Saturday at George Poston Park. Bladen County outscored Belmont 6-3 in their tourney opener. In their second game, Bladen County was edged 1-0 by Wilson. Bladen County advances to a semi-final game at 9 […]

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GASTONIA – Bladen County’s 10U Boys All-Stars split their first two games in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) state soccer tournament Saturday at George Poston Park. Nash County defeated Bladen County 7-2 in their tourney opener. Jonah Bryan fired in the first Bladen goal off of an assist from Easton Bostic. Wilson Clifton knocked in […]

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The East Bladen Eagles will host the Wilson Beddingfield Bruins on Friday in the first round of the state 2-A football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Lenon Fisher Field. Pairings were announced Saturday afternoon by the N.C. High School Athletic Association. East Bladen is the No. 8 seed and Beddingfield is No. […]

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GASTONIA – Three Bladen County all-star soccer teams open play Saturday in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) State Tournament at George Poston Park. Members of the Bladen 10U Boys All-Stars include Jonah Bryan, Jonathan Ortiz-Hernandez, Zachary Scholar, Dylan Hernandez, Collin Cole, Easton Bostic, Samuel Cruz, Wilson Clifton, Ishaq Algozy, Alejandro Lopez, Seth Faircloth, and Tyler […]

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West Bladen Homecoming photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Red Springs defeated West Bladen 35-12 Friday night in the Three Rivers Conference football season finale for both teams. The teams were tied 6-6 after the first quarter, and Red Springs led 14-6 at halftime. Junior quarterback Tyre Boykin raced 64 yards for one Knight touchdown […]

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TABOR CITY – South Columbus captured the Three Rivers Conference football championship Friday night with a 28-13 victory over East Bladen. Coach Russell Dove’s Stallions remained unbeaten at 11-0, while Coach Robby Priest’s Eagles saw their nine-game winning streak snapped. East Bladen, now 9-2 will receive the No. 2 seed from the TRC in tomorrow’s […]

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WHITEVILLE – Whiteville Central rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to edge Clarkton School of Discovery 2-1 Thursday in Waccamaw Conference Middle School Conference season-opening action. Nyquan Richardson knocked in the Blue Devil goal off of an assist from Lafon Monroe in the seventh minute of play. The Hornets tied the score eleven minutes later. […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN –Hezekiah Blanks racked up two goals and an assist to lead Bladenboro to a 3-0 victory over Nakina in Waccamaw Conference Middle School Conference season-opening action Thursday at County Park. Cade Allen turned an assist from Blanks into the first Bulldog goal. Allen returned the favor with a pass that set up Blanks’ first […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Alex Garza and Jordan Underwood scored 2 goals each to lead Tar Heel to a 6-0 Waccamaw Conference Middle School Conference season-opening victory Thursday over Williams at County Park. William Verdugo-Gomez fired in another Panther goal, and Kevin Labra knocked in the other Tar Heel goal. Ty’rek Ballard recorded the shutout in goal […]

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HALLSBORO – Malcolm Bolden fired in a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals to lead Elizabethtown to a 4-1 Waccamaw Conference Middle School Conference season-opening boys soccer victory Thursday over Hallsboro. Bolden opened the Cougar scoring with an unassisted goal as the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie at halftime. Bolden then put Elizabethtown ahead […]

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East Bladen varsity basketball Junior varsity girls’ game starts at 4 p.m. followed by junior varsity boys’ game, varsity girls’ game and varsity boys’ game DATE OPPONENT TIME Nov. 20 West Brunswick (Girls only) 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at North Brunswick 6 p.m. Dec. 4 Whiteville 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at South Columbus 6 p.m. […]

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West Bladen basketball Junior varsity girls’ game starts at 4 p.m. followed by junior varsity boys’ game, varsity girls’ game and varsity boys’ game DATE OPPONENT TIME Nov. 19 at Westover (JV, varsity girls only) 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 Westover (JV, girls only) 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Wilmington Hoggard 4 p.m. Nov. 30 Union […]

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CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery swept a pair of Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball matches from Nakina and Whiteville Central Thursday night. In the opening match of the day, the Lady Blue Devils defeated Nakina 2-0 by set scores of 25-23 and 25-18. Nakina bounced back to defeat Tar Heel 2-0, and Whiteville Central […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown swept Bladenboro 2-0 Thursday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-13 and 25-18. The Lady Bulldogs battled back against Hallsboro in the second match of the night, winning the second set 25-13, but falling to the Lady Tigers 15-11 in the decisive third set. After Williams swept […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen suffered a pair of late drive-stopping fumbles Thursday night as the Eagles dropped a 30-22 Three Rivers Conference jayvee football decision to South Columbus in their final game of the season. Freshman Timothy McLean raced 60 yards for the first Eagle touchdown then ran the 2-point conversion. With nine seconds left […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles travel to Vinegar Hill Friday night to battle undefeated South Columbus for the Three Rivers Conference football championship. Both Coach Robby Priest’s Eagles and Coach Russell Dove’s Stallions sport perfect 8-0 league records, and both teams will receive automatic Class 2A play-off bids when the football play-off brackets are seeded Saturday. The […]

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The next to last Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association tournament was held November 6 at Timberlake Golf Course in Clinton. Seventy players participated with the team of Cal Violette, L.R. Odham, Joe Canady and Roger Canady shooting 50 to take first place. The final tournament of the season will be held November 13 at Land […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Benjamin Ames flicked in a disputed goal for the game-winner with 6 minutes left to play that gave Dixon a 1-0 victory over East Bladen Tuesday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A men’s soccer play-offs. The Bulldogs sent a pass across the face of […]

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Williams defeated Bladenboro and Clarkton School of Discovery Monday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action at Williams. Bladenboro won the first set 25-21 in their opening match against the host team. The Lady Aggies rallied to take the match 2-1 after winning the final two sets 25-17 and 15-11. The Lady Bulldogs defeated […]

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East Bladen will host Dixon Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A men’s soccer play-offs. Admission is $7. Coach Jay Raynor’s Eagles, the No. 7 seed in the East and the Three Rivers Conference champions, bring an 18-1-2 record into Tuesday’s game. Senior Greyson Heustess became East Bladen’s all-time […]

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