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ROWLAND — A fire that burned an abandoned motel in Rowland on Sunday appears to have been intentionally set.
Rowland Police Chief John Reaves said the Family Inn on U.S. 301 South has been vacant for about 10 years and is without power, leading investigators to believe the fire may have been set.
“It is suspicious so we are going to b

Fire damages abandoned Rowland motel

ROWLAND — A fire that burned an abandoned motel in Rowland on Sunday appears to have been intentionally set. Rowland Police Chief John Reaves said the Family Inn on U.S. 301 South has been vacant for about 10 years and is without power, leading investigators to believe the fire may have been set. “It is suspicious so we are going to b

DUBLIN - Medical director and physician for the Hospitalist Program at Bladen County Hospital, Dr. Pearly Berlette Graham-Hoskins, will be the keynote commencement speaker at Bladen Community College's curriculum graduation on May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
With 37 years of medical practice, Graham-Hoskins has served patients in a variety of settings, includ

Graham-Hoskins to speak at BCC commencement

DUBLIN - Medical director and physician for the Hospitalist Program at Bladen County Hospital, Dr. Pearly Berlette Graham-Hoskins, will be the keynote commencement speaker at Bladen Community College's curriculum graduation on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. With 37 years of medical practice, Graham-Hoskins has served patients in a variety of settings, includ

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.
Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory Sunday at Richmond International Raceway will help him close one of the

Busch returns to Victory Lane

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory Sunday at Richmond International Raceway will help him close one of the

FAIRMONT — Fairmont police arrested a man accused of using credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles.
Christopher Jason Faulk, 40, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of financial cards and obtaining property by false pretenses.
According to a statement from the Fairmont Police Department, office

2 charged in separate crimes in Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Fairmont police arrested a man accused of using credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles. Christopher Jason Faulk, 40, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of financial cards and obtaining property by false pretenses. According to a statement from the Fairmont Police Department, office

LUMBERTON — A 26-year-old Orrum man is in stable condition after being shot multiple times at a Lumberton grocery store.
Nichlas Ivey was found after he had been shot several times with a small-caliber handgun in the parking lot of Food Lion on West Fifth Street on Thursday night after officers responded to call reporting a disturbance and a

Man in stable condition after being shot; 3 people charged

LUMBERTON — A 26-year-old Orrum man is in stable condition after being shot multiple times at a Lumberton grocery store. Nichlas Ivey was found after he had been shot several times with a small-caliber handgun in the parking lot of Food Lion on West Fifth Street on Thursday night after officers responded to call reporting a disturbance and a

The Class of 1950 Elizabethtown High School celebrated itsr 65th class reunion on April 4 at the home of Jack and Yvonne Cross. From the top, those in attendance were: Gordon Bordeaux, David Squires, Lucille Squires Bramble, David Yandle, Lawrence Grimsley, Virginia Ward Gause, Ramona Melvin Strickland, Miriam Mitchell Clark, Jack Cross, Reba Woodl

Class of 1950

The Class of 1950 Elizabethtown High School celebrated itsr 65th class reunion on April 4 at the home of Jack and Yvonne Cross. From the top, those in attendance were: Gordon Bordeaux, David Squires, Lucille Squires Bramble, David Yandle, Lawrence Grimsley, Virginia Ward Gause, Ramona Melvin Strickland, Miriam Mitchell Clark, Jack Cross, Reba Woodl

RALEIGH — Rep. Garland E. Pierce, whose District 48 includes part of Robeson County, will join superintendents and public school administrators from across the state for a press conference today during which they will lobby for the restoration of a teaching scholarship progam.
The conference, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the North Carolina

Pierce joins effort to restore Fellows Program

RALEIGH — Rep. Garland E. Pierce, whose District 48 includes part of Robeson County, will join superintendents and public school administrators from across the state for a press conference today during which they will lobby for the restoration of a teaching scholarship progam. The conference, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the North Carolina

LAURINBURG — Monday's softball game between Scotland and North Moore was a contrast of styles, with one team scoring solely with home runs and the other using small ball to get on base.
The latter tactic won out, as the Lady Scots defeated the Mustangs 6-3 in the second meeting between the two programs this season.
North Moore (12-5) won th

Lady Scots win fifth straight

LAURINBURG — Monday's softball game between Scotland and North Moore was a contrast of styles, with one team scoring solely with home runs and the other using small ball to get on base. The latter tactic won out, as the Lady Scots defeated the Mustangs 6-3 in the second meeting between the two programs this season. North Moore (12-5) won th

ELIZABETHTOWN — At the Board of Education meeting in April, Superintendent Robert Taylor and the board members recognized the Junior Beta Club from Clarkton School of Discovery.
Sixty-two of Clarkton's Beta Club members attended the North Carolina Junior Beta Convention. This year's theme was “Betas, Rockin' the Country.” During

Clarkton Junior Beta members recognized

ELIZABETHTOWN — At the Board of Education meeting in April, Superintendent Robert Taylor and the board members recognized the Junior Beta Club from Clarkton School of Discovery. Sixty-two of Clarkton's Beta Club members attended the North Carolina Junior Beta Convention. This year's theme was “Betas, Rockin' the Country.” During

FORT BRAGG — NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet.
But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer last week at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves.
“I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there,

NASCAR's Kahne visits Fort Bragg to promote race

FORT BRAGG — NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet. But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer last week at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves. “I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there,

BCC offering no-cost business seminars

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College will offer a no-cost seminar called “How to Start or Expand Your Ebay Business” on Thursday, April 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The class is taught at the Bladen Community College Small Business Center in Building 2, Room 202, on the main campus in Dublin. In this seminar

DUBLIN — The rain seemed to lift the spirits as 93 runners and walkers gathered at the starting line to meet the strict noon starting signal for the 99th anniversary 5K at West Bladen High on Saturday.
According to Col. Eli Ballard, West Bladen JROTC senior instructor, the event held three-fold importance: It was part of the U. S. Army Cadet

West Bladen High JROTC hosts 99th anniversary 5K

DUBLIN — The rain seemed to lift the spirits as 93 runners and walkers gathered at the starting line to meet the strict noon starting signal for the 99th anniversary 5K at West Bladen High on Saturday. According to Col. Eli Ballard, West Bladen JROTC senior instructor, the event held three-fold importance: It was part of the U. S. Army Cadet

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.
The Pete Dye-designed TPC Louisiana doesn't have a layout that would seem to suit Rose's strengths. The Englishman also wasn't accustomed to contending in tournaments that require gunning for birdies on nearly every hole, knowing that the leader

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy. The Pete Dye-designed TPC Louisiana doesn't have a layout that would seem to suit Rose's strengths. The Englishman also wasn't accustomed to contending in tournaments that require gunning for birdies on nearly every hole, knowing that the leader

Motorboats have ruined White Lake

A few days ago, I went over to White Lake and noticed what a recent storm had done to some beautiful white sand that had been added to the shoreline. The other night I started thinking about how clear the white sand made the water look, which reminded me of how beautiful the lake used to be. I left this area over 40 years ago to start my life. Bac

Crime report

Thefts Steve West, of Baymeadow Bend, Lumberton, reported Sunday that a $900 trailer was stolen from his backyard, according to a police report. John Rancke, of West 33rd Street, Lumberton, reported Sunday that someone broke into his home, causing $200 in damage to a door, and stole a $1,500 television, a $100 laptop, $250 in cash, a $50 lock box

DUBLIN — In a commencement service on April 20, the Bladen Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated 10 candidates who have successfully completed the state mandated North Carolina Comprehensive Examination.
Commencement speaker David Donaldson, chief of police for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is a

BLET Academy graduates 10

DUBLIN — In a commencement service on April 20, the Bladen Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated 10 candidates who have successfully completed the state mandated North Carolina Comprehensive Examination. Commencement speaker David Donaldson, chief of police for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is a

FAIRMONT — Fairmont police arrested a man accused of using credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles.
Christopher Jason Faulk, 40, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of financial cards and obtaining property by false pretenses.
According to a statement from the Fairmont Police Department, office

Fairmont man accused of stealing, using credit cards

FAIRMONT — Fairmont police arrested a man accused of using credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles. Christopher Jason Faulk, 40, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of financial cards and obtaining property by false pretenses. According to a statement from the Fairmont Police Department, office

Youth warned about overuse

ROCKINGHAM — Major League Baseball players have access to some of the best doctors in the world. So when they have an injury, they receive the very best medical care that money can buy. The same can't be said for every child playing baseball, softball or any other sport across the country. Because of this, the Chicago White Sox team physica

DUBLIN — Saturday's rain held off just long enough for members of Keep Bladen Beautiful to complete a planned beautification project on the campus of Bladen Community College.
KBB President Sondra Guyton, KBB Advisor Steve Melson and KBB committee member Erin Smith all met at the college early on Saturday to set out plants in a bed near Clas

KBB brings a splash of color to BCC

DUBLIN — Saturday's rain held off just long enough for members of Keep Bladen Beautiful to complete a planned beautification project on the campus of Bladen Community College. KBB President Sondra Guyton, KBB Advisor Steve Melson and KBB committee member Erin Smith all met at the college early on Saturday to set out plants in a bed near Clas

Judge Rozier to deliver graduation address at BCC

DUBLIN — Bladen Community College will welcome Judge Vinston Rozier as the commencement speaker for the 2015 High School Completion Graduation on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. The commencement service recognizes students who have earned an adult high school diploma or the high school equivalent diploma. Judge Rozier graduated as valedictorian from Tar





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