• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:35 pm Tillis & Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Give Veterans Who Honorably Served Access To The American Legion
  • 4:01 pm Arraignment date for former Elizabethtown doctor and girlfriend rescheduled
  • 3:56 pm Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal to Sen. Thom Tillis’ Requests More Details From Administration On Offshore Drilling And Plans To Protect North Carolina
  • 2:33 pm State to hold last of two public meetings on draft Animal Feeding Operations General Permits
  • 2:03 pm Proposed legislation to make cell phone use while driving illegal in NC
Thoughts While Shaving

The federal government is open for business, again.

Volunteers are needed today and tomorrow to assist in renovating two dormitories at the Bladen County Emergency Training Center. (It’s a part of the former prison buildings near White Lake).  Just show up with whatever equipment you have….

Congratulations to Dr. Pearly Graham Hoskins on her retirement from Bladen County Hospital.  She will be missed….

Upcoming events include…NFL Super Bowl Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta.

Valentine’s Day, February 14 and NASCAR kicks off a new season February 17 with the Daytona 500 in Florida.

And, some really good news.  Casey Hathaway was found alive and well Thursday in Craven County.  The youngster apparently walked away into nearby woods after playing with friends.  He survived some cold weather…but appears to be OK.

No one has become poor by giving.  Anne Frank

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.  Abraham Lincoln

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.  Frank A. Clark

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