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East Bladen girls' basketball team ready for another title run  WECT

East Bladen High School's girls' basketball program is the model of consistency.



Elting takes the boys basketball reigns at East Bladen  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Aking Elting has been named the varsity boys basketball coach at East Bladen High School. Athletics director Patty Evers said the school ...



East Bladen cherishes four life-changing years  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen Eagles wrapped up their Friday with a commencement for the class of 2019. After the colors were presented LeeDenasia ...



Teacher finalists named for Bladen County  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — One dozen teachers are finalists for the 2019-20 Bladen County Teacher of the Year. Already named Principal of the Year is Stephanie ...



Gymnasium to be named for longtime coach  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The gymnasium at Elizabethtown Middle School will be named after a local teacher and coach supporters say has “exemplified excellence ...



East Bladen homecoming 2018  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Qe'lijiah Beatty and Anthony Wooten were crowned queen and king, respectively, at East Bladen High School's homecoming Friday night.



East Bladen standout signs with UNCP  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ja'Tyra Moore-Peterson, a 5-foot-10 senior guard at East Bladen High School, signed with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke ...



Governor's wife visits Bladen County Schools  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

TAR HEEL — Three eighth-graders shared their day with wife of Gov. Roy Cooper at Tar Heel Middle School, giving Kristin Cooper an inside glimpse into their ...



East Bladen coach Patty Evers wins 500th career game  WECT

The East Bladen High School girls' basketball team held Red Springs to four points in the first half of the Eagles' 54-20 victory Friday night.



Patty Evers, longtime East Bladen coach, goes for No. 500  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Patty Evers stepped onto the sideline of the high school where she played eager to teach young girls about life and basketball.



Hurricane Florence, 2 pm Tuesday: Bladen shelters open at noon Wednesday  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

National Weather *Service* The probability of a land strike in North Carolina is high, according to this image from the National Weather *Service*. -. National ...



East Bladen introduces 'new' basketball coach  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — In front of the smiles of players and the pride of his wife and three children, Aking Elting was formally introduced as East Bladen High ...



Hardin in select company in Panthers' honors  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

Alan Wooten | Bladen Journal Ashley Hardin, seventh from left, is an East Bladen High School senior honored Sunday at the Carolina Panthers' game with ...



New York Yankees draft East Bladen baseball standout  WECT-TV6

East Bladen High School senior Sincere Smith was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday.



Florence: Bladen schools closed until further notice  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Schools are closed until further notice. District spokeswoman Valerie Newton sent out a news release about 4:



Evers leads North Carolina all-stars to 80-59 victory  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

WILMINGTON — Patty Evers' invitation was to be head coach representing her state for an all-star girls basketball game. Instead, she got a mountaintop…



Kelly native earns doctorate  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

CHARLOTTE — Evelyn Peterson Leathers, a Kelly native, has earned her doctor of philosophy in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T. Leathers…



East Bladen baseball player ready to start professional career  WECT-TV6

East Bladen High School senior Sincere Smith has always dreamed of playing professional baseball.



Bladen County Health Department releases food inspections  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department has released the latest food inspection grades. What follows is the food establishment, location…



Local student attends environmental workshop, wins scholarship  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

RALEIGH — The 55th Annual Resource Conservation Workshop was held June 24-29, at NC State University. Ninety-one high school students from across ...



Wray tabbed principal at East Bladen High  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — east Bladen High SChool has a new principal. At the Bladen County Board of Education's meeting obn Monday, board members approved ...



Hurricane Florence: Bladen County rainfall estimates are 26 inches in Elizabethtown, 30 in Riegelwood  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Up to 30 inches of rain is forecast for Bladen County as Hurricane Florence slowly moves through this weekend. The Category 2 storm ...



Ex-East Bladen cager part of historical UNCW accomplishment  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

Game after game, the fans from White Lake and East Bladen High School made the short trek to Wilmington to see their favorite.



Hurricane Florence, 5 pm, Thursday: Elizabethtown sets up curfew, command center  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — As Ricky Leinwand left an emergency called meeting of the Town Council on Thursday morning, he had a tear in his eye. “This is going to ...



Hurricane Florence: Bladen schools decision likely Tuesday  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

Bladen County Schools released a statement Monday morning with regard to Hurricane Florence. “We are actively monitoring Hurricane Florence and any ...



How's Robby?  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Two to three hours each day, Robby Priest escapes. Football season is here. Whatever thoughts about life a coach has, there is a window ...



Helicopters rescue more people from flood-threatened Kelly  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

KELLY — Rescue teams airlifted 62 people overnight from this southeastern community in Bladen County threatened by rising water in the aftermath of ...



Deputies: East Bladen High student arrested for drugs on campus  WWAY NewsChannel 3

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County high school student was arrested Friday for allegedly bringing drugs onto campus. Sheriff James A.



4 Observer-area stars named to Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters  Charlotte Observer

Three Charlotte Observer-area high school basketball stars have been named to the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters. The all-star game matching some ...



DAR honors students, selects its new officers  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Student award winners were honored and new officers elected at the March meeting of the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National ...



Hurricane Florence, 11 pm, Wednesday: Category 2, but Bladen rainfall projection near 20 inches  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

National Weather *Service* Southeastern North Carolina is forecast to get more than 20 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Florence. -. The Associated Press ...



Veteran coach Ken Cross steps aside; Kenzil McCall takes over East Bladen hoops  WWAY NewsChannel 3

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — East Bladen head boys basketball coach Ken Cross stepped down earlier this season after five season as head coach of the ...



Emereau shares an afternoon with Col. Curtis Brown  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Every kid dreams of meeting someone famous, and students at Emereau got their chance Friday. Retired Col. Curtis L. Brown, an ...



Evacuations, states of emergency issued as Hurricane Florence approaches  WECT

New Hanover, Brunswick and Bladen counties all are in a state of emergency as Hurricane Florence approaches.



Three Bladen County schools get new phone numbers  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Effective Friday, July 1, three schools in Bladen County will have new phone numbers. Bladen Lakes Primary, East Arcadia School and ...



Next Lacey Suggs, UNCW home for last time Sunday  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

WILMINGTON — The last chance for East Bladen High School fans to see former standout Lacey Suggs and her UNC Wilmington teammates at home is ...



East Bladen's Larrell Murchison unexpectedly signs with NC State  WWAY NewsChannel 3

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — 2015 East Bladen High graduate Larrell Murchison received an offer to play football at Ole Miss early last month. Murchison ...



Eagles soccer piling up awards  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The East Bladen boys soccer program continues to receive accolades following a 21-2 season that included a Three Rivers Conference ...



RUNNING LIST: Evacuations issued as Hurricane Florence approaches  WSOC Charlotte

This is a running list of areas under voluntary and mandatory evacuations as Hurricane Florence takes aim at the Carolina coast.



Bladen County Schools recognizes district firsts  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education spent roughly one-third of its 90-minute meeting Monday night spotlighting accomplishments and ...



Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter honors outstanding students  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — “Remembering the War to End All Wars” was the topic for this year's National Society Daughters of the American Revolution® American ...



Team of the Week: East Bladen Eagles  WWAY NewsChannel 3

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — You know what they say about defense. It'll win you the game nine times out of ten. Thanks to East Bladen's impressive ...



Bladen County Schools honor retirees  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN – On June 13, Bladen County School system honored it's recent retirees at a year-end luncheon. Of the 15 retirees present…



Shelters in southeastern NC  WECT-TV6

Stick with WECT for updates during a storm to know when and which specific shelters will open.



Evers feted at home ceremony honoring 500th coaching win  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Patty Evers did Friday as she does many mornings, arriving at East Bladen High School and walking into the gym. At one end was a new ...



Garland native achieves lifelong dream as lawyer  Sampson Independent

With a hand on his family Bible, Lt. Col. Michael A. Boykin was proud to begin the next chapter of his career. The Garland native took the oath of office as a…



Names of 2 men killed in Bladen County flooding released  WWAY NewsChannel 3

CLARKTON, NC (WWAY) — Two men in Bladen County died Saturday as a result of the flooding from Hurricane Matthew. According to 1st Sergeant Matt ...



D-Day, 75 years later: In classrooms, pivotal point of war losing resonance  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in ...



Village Christian loses state championship over NCISAA violations  The Fayetteville Observer

The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association has found Village Christian guilty of recruiting violations during the 2017 and 2018 football seasons, a ruling ...



Latest: DOT continues to keep an eye on Cape Fear River bridges  The Fayetteville Observer

The non-emergency Florence Information Hotline is 910-678-7657. For emergencies, call 911. 3:15 p.m.. DOT monitoring bridges over Cape Fear River.



Scholarships are presented at awards banquet  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — A total of $4500 in scholarships were awarded at the Bladen County Training School — Bladen Central High School Alumni Association's ...



THURSDAYS LATEST: Florence rain causes concerns for flooding  The Fayetteville Observer

Here are the latest updates from the Observer's newsroom as Hurricane Florence hits our region.



Bladen County third-graders experience Ag'em Up Days  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ag'em Up Days, a two-day Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County third-graders, was held on Oct. 5-6 at the Bladen County ...



West Bladen shelter near capacity; only special needs patients, those with animals accepted  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

DUBLIN — Shelter for Hurricane Florence evacuees at West Bladen High School is only available to special needs patients and those with animals. The space ...



NC Disaster Relief: Shelters And Other Emergency Information  WFMYNews2.com

WFMY News 2 is working to keep you updated with the latest emergency information coming out of the North Carolina coastal area.



Health care faces challenges in rural North Carolina  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ROBBINSVILLE — Chantilly Welch remembers zig-zagging along the ribbon of two-lane highway to drive her sick baby to a doctor. She was a dot moving ...



Garland approves police measures  Sampson Independent

GARLAND — Following disagreements and concerns regarding the police department's accountability, commissioners approved new procedures for the town's ...



Student achievement honored by local NSDAR Chapter  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — “Honoring Our Youth” was the theme of the March 9th meeting of the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter, National Society Daughters of the ...



DOT officials plan to widen parts of NC Hwy 87  WECT-TV6

Two public meetings have been planned to discuss proposed improvements to 30 miles of NC Highway 87 from US 74/76 in Columbus County to the ...



Nine awarded Shipman Scholarships  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

BLADENBORO — The 15th annual Shipman Memorial Fundraising Scholarship Program in loving memory of William Dewey Shipman, Sr. and Zenah Mae ...



Smith ~ Greene Wedding - Salisbury Post  Salisbury Post

Leigh Smith and Adam Greene of Oak Island were united in marriage May 19, 2018 at Lockwood Folly Country Club, Lockwood Folly. David Holloway officiated ...



Livingstone program continues to bridge gap for some students - Salisbury Post  Salisbury Post

By Laurie D. Willis. Livingstone College News *Service*. SALISBURY – Fall classes began at Livingstone College on Monday. But for about 100 incoming ...



Hurricane shelter list  WWAY NewsChannel 3

East Bladen High School, 5600 NC 87, Elizabethtown; West Bladen High School, 1600 NC 410, Bladenboro (Pet Friendly); Bladen Lakes Primary School, 9554 ...



Seven Midlands players selected for Shrine Bowl  The State

Spring Valley's Channing Tindall and Dutch Fork's Bryce Thompson headline this year's Midlands selection for Shrine Bowl.



Leesburg names Mark Oates as new football coach  Daily Commercial

LEESBURG — Mark Oates is returning to his second home.The former girls basketball coach with the Yellow Jackets realized a longtime dream on Wednesday ...



Louisburg football provides players a chance to improve  StarNewsOnline.com

With 10 former Wilmington area players on the roster, the junior college has provided plenty of opportunity for local football players to work hard, move on to next ...



Five players from Spokane teams picked for USA Softball 12U All-American Games  The Spokesman-Review

Two members each from the Spokane Diamonds and Spokane Mudhens and one from Spokane Stealth programs were selected for the Region 9 Red team that ...



Wedding  The Robesonian

Noble – Haley Mary Lindsay Noble and Hunter Timothy Haley, both of Raleigh, were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on May 14 at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay ...



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