• 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 1:54 am JV Boys Basketball: Fairmont 57, West Bladen 26
  • 1:40 am JV Girls Basketball: East Bladen 34, Whiteville 12
  • 1:29 am Boys Basketball: Fairmont 78, West Bladen 51
  • 12:59 am Girls Basketball: West Bladen 47, Fairmont 20
  • 12:17 am Boys Basketball: Whiteville 66, East Bladen 43
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

The current Three Rivers high school football conference has only 4 of 10 teams with overall winning records and appears to be a 3 team race for the top spot, just after the halfway point of the season.  South Columbus is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference, East Bladen and Whiteville are 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.  St. Pauls is also 3-1 in in conference play but 3-3 overall.

South Columbus defeated East Bladen earlier in the season by a single point on a missed point after, East Bladen handed Whiteville their only loss of the season.  The regular season championship likely determined when the Whiteville Wolfpack plays the Stallions of South Columbus.  Should Whiteville win, and East Bladen win the final 4 regular season games, could end in 3 way tie.  Should South Columbus defeat Whiteville, the Russell Dove coached Stallions would win it all….Just playing a ‘what if’ scenario.

Miami Hurricanes 31, Duke 6 in college ball last night.

Today, friends will say farewell to a lady who influenced the lives of many youngsters in the  area.  Brenda Gooden worked with the Charity Kids at Wesley’s Chapel UMC for many years.  Youngsters from around the county also participated.  She later worked with the Cooperative Extension 4-H program, where she influenced the lives of youngsters, countywide.  Recently, she suffered a heart attack, had repairs made, was preparing to come home when she apparently suffered a setback that claimed her life.  Funeral services will be held at 2 PM today at Wesley’s Chapel, Peanut Road, Elizabethtown.  Her family will greet friends following the service in the multi-purpose building at the church.

Final thoughts are so, you know, final.  Let’s call them closing words.  Craig Armstrong

Success has always been easy to measure.  It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement.

History passes the final judgment.  Sidney Poitier