Bell ringing set for Wednesday
At precisely 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, towns and counties across the United States will ring bells in honor of Constitution Week. Folks in the county will also hear the peeling of the bell from the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Sampson Independent
Sweetness in the air
Kristy D. Carter/Sampson IndependentRetired educators and sisters, Cindi Norris and Denise Scronce, have started the next chapter in their lives - opening Burney's Sweets and More on Vance Street in Clinton. Kristy D. Carter/Sampson IndependentRetired educators and sisters, Cindi Norris and Denise Scronce, have started the next chapter in their lives - opening Burney's Sweets and More on Vance Street in Clinton.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Ashley Faith Fore is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons of Clarendon, and the late Rev. Robert Fore Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fore of Whiteville, Shirley Bragg, of Tabor City, and the late Dairl Bragg, and Teru Simmons, of Chadbourn, and the late Paul Simmons.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
If there is one single word to describe the ongoing soap opera between downtown property co-owner Pat Melvin and the Elizabethtown Town Council over the awning at Bladen Hardware, it might be this: Silly. There are debatable points to be made that the issue has been brewing for more than a month, more than 18 months and more than three years - depending on how you want to look at it.
Four arrested on drig charges
A search of a residence in Elizabethtown by deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's's Office and officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Probation resulted in four arrests on numerous drug and other charges. The search, which took place on N.C. 87 West at about 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept.
Bladen man shot three times, assailants remain free
A Bladen County man who attempted to protect his girlfiend was shot three times by two assailants on Saturday. The two men fled and deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office are still searching for them.
Some things I don't like
I've been thinking about what life has taught me over the years and the many things in this world that I care a great deal about. Things like a beautiful woman which, by the way happens to be one of God's greatest creations, and things like Niagara Falls, even though it's located in the land of our good friends from the North, those damn Yankees.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Merchants: Labor Day sale a success
The annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale has wrapped up for another year and merchants are declaring the event a success.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Board hears from building owner regarding anwing
The Elizabethtown Town Council met on Monday night and took up the issue of the removal of an encroachment at 138 South Polar Street in Elizabethtown and came to the consensus to allow Councilman Ricky Leinwand time to meet with Melvin to discuss the matter further and also to allow Town Attorney Goldston Womble to research the possibility of ... (more)
McIntyre given The Order of the Long Leaf Pine
In recognition of his long-time devotion and service to the people of North Carolina, Congressman Mike McIntyre has been inducted into the state's prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Downtown awning issue to come before board
Councilmen with the Elizabethtown Town Council will meet Tuesday and deal with a relatively light agenda - except for one potentially contentious item.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Merchants gear up for sidewalk sales
Picnics, sales, boating, or simply relaxing. Folks will have a variety of activities to choose from for Labor Day, whether they visit the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in Elizabethtown or whether they choose to go for a swim at White Lake.
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Williams to ride for diabetes awareness
Chase Jordan / Sampson IndependentIn an effort to bring awareness to diabetes, Perry Williams is looking forward to a trip to Elizabethtown.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Sentencing delayed for Killingsworth
A former Robeson County educator who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misusing the Bladen County school system's money will not be sentenced until September.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Women's Equality: Lagging overall, but improving
In the 94 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920, which gave women the right to vote and became known as women's suffrage, the United States has made leaps and bounds in the area of women's right.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Walmart associates volunteer at Purple Heart Dinner
In addition to a pair of Purple Heart recipients from Bladen County, George Moore and Marrell Freemen, attending the event, there were also a handful of volunteers from the Elizabethtown Walmart who attended to act as servers for the dinner.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Elderly, partially blind former service dog surrendered to county animal control
The non-profit organization, A Shelter Friend , in Elizabethtown, N.C., is scrambling to provide assistance to an elderly Rottweiler who was left at a county animal control facility by his former owner.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Murder suspect extradited to Bladen County
Chief Deputy Rodney Hester with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, of Salisbury, Md., was returned to Bladen County just before midnight Monday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Pait authors new children's book
Local author Jane Pait has been hard at work on her new children's book, "The Red-Headed Angel and the Empty Tomb," and is now in the editing stages.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Caregiver seminar to help deal with stress planned
There will be a workshop for caregivers on Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Powell-Melvin Building located on Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.