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Media coalition sues UNC over records

RALEIGH — A coalition of North Carolina news organizations sued the state's flagship public university Monday to force it to disclose the nine campus employees fired or disciplined for their roles in a scheme allowing fake classes and generous grades to persist for nearly two decades. The Associated Press and nine other companies filed the l

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County SHeriff's Office answered a total of 31 calls from the public between Nov. 18 and Nov. 25.
Of those calls, eight were for larceny, five for alarms, three for physical and/or verbal assault, and just one for breaking and/or entering.
There were also 20 arrests during that time.
Following are t

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County SHeriff's Office answered a total of 31 calls from the public between Nov. 18 and Nov. 25. Of those calls, eight were for larceny, five for alarms, three for physical and/or verbal assault, and just one for breaking and/or entering. There were also 20 arrests during that time. Following are t

A troi of students at Bladenboro Carolina Karate recently advanced to yellow belt, Under the direction of instructor Daniel Miller, those students were: Christopher Callihan, Connor Sykes and Brody Rhodes.

Up to yellow

A troi of students at Bladenboro Carolina Karate recently advanced to yellow belt, Under the direction of instructor Daniel Miller, those students were: Christopher Callihan, Connor Sykes and Brody Rhodes.

Patrol plans crackdown on seat belts during holiday

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina troopers will be cracking down on seat belt violations over Thanksgiving week as travel experts predict more people will be driving on the state's roads. The Governor's Highway Safety Program announced Monday that it will hold a “Click It Or Ticket” program through Sunday. This year's effort comes ju

Lady Eagles open with win

JACKSONVILLE — The Lady Eagles of East Bladen kicked off their 2014-15 season on Monday with a trip to Southwest Onslow High, and returned home with a convincing 62-38 non-conference win. East Bladen showed off its trademark defense right from the start, holding the Lady Stallions to just four points in the opening quarter while posting 21 o

East Bladen announces its honor roll students

East Bladen High recently released its first nine-week honor roll.Ninth Grade— Superintendent's List: Jacob Barber, Lataiya Daniels, Dawson Jessup— “A” Honor Roll: Ayanna Avery, Nicholas Lee Dove, Tyler Ezzell, Andrew Gill, Faith Johnson, Tyler Lloyd, Dylan Melvin, Blair Potter— “A/B” Honor Roll: Summer Ack

Ferguson ablaze after rioting

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis Count

ELIZABETHTOWN — After a slow start, the Bladen Journal's annual Empty Stocking Fund got a big boost on Tuesday when more than $2,500 was delivered.
With the coffers sitting idle at $100, representatives from the Classic Cruisers Car Club arrived carrying a check for $800.
“It's a bit less than we usually have,” said Wayne Dove,

Donations top $2,500 so far

ELIZABETHTOWN — After a slow start, the Bladen Journal's annual Empty Stocking Fund got a big boost on Tuesday when more than $2,500 was delivered. With the coffers sitting idle at $100, representatives from the Classic Cruisers Car Club arrived carrying a check for $800. “It's a bit less than we usually have,” said Wayne Dove,

Today is East Bladen coach Ken Cross' birthday … wish him a good one!

Happy birthday!

Today is East Bladen coach Ken Cross' birthday … wish him a good one!

SHANNON — No arrests have been made in the death of a Robeson County teenager who became the fourth student in the Public Schools of Robeson County to die in a three-day span.
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says it is still following up on leads in the shooting death of 18-year-old Corey Bratcher, who died after being shot in his Gina B

Lawmen following leads in murder of teen student

SHANNON — No arrests have been made in the death of a Robeson County teenager who became the fourth student in the Public Schools of Robeson County to die in a three-day span. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says it is still following up on leads in the shooting death of 18-year-old Corey Bratcher, who died after being shot in his Gina B

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