Bladen County, NC

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Coronavirus: County color code remains among six worst in state

ELIZABETHTOWN —Federal coronavirus relief money, $4.5 million of it, will be used to supply “lottery” prizes and educational scholarships to random drawing winners among people who have been vaccinated. Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement on Thursday, a day before extending a face covering mandate in some places as his...
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County rec: Sweet Heat

Members of the Diamond Divas, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 5-7 softball team, are (front, from left) Allie Todd, Reagan Corbett, Madyson Bass, Addyson Smith, Kenzie Stewart, (second row, from left) Sinia Colville, Zoe Hall, Jamison Raynor, Hayden Hunt, Khloe Campbell, Ava Willoughby, (third row, from left) head coach Nancy Bass, and assistant coaches Jay Hall, Josh Raynor, Brian Bass. Not Pictured: Dallys Ivey.
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County rec: Diamond Divas

Members of the Diamond Divas, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 5-7 softball team, are (front, from left) Mary Grace Sasser, Mia Thompson, Caroline McLaurin, Jordan Lee, Rachel Earp, Averie Tew, (second row, from left) Danica Bordeaux, Maelee Norris, Carly Rhodes, Jeniyah Whittington, Piper Thompson, Alivia Ammons, (third row, from left) assistant coaches Christy Ammons and Brandon Thompson, head coach Ashley Norris, and assistant coach Danielle Tew.
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2-A Baseball: Eagles open playoffs on the road at Croatan

ELIZABETHTOWN — Fully rested and sporting a co-championship in the Three Rivers Conference, East Bladen opens the state 2-A playoffs on Tuesday evening where it has been practically all of this high school baseball season when it mattered most — on the road. The Eagles of second-year head coach Grant...
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County rec: Heat

Members of the Heat, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 8-10 softball team, are (front, from left) Laikyn Rogerson, Aubree Smith, Kaylee Fisher, Shamiha Daughtry, Peyton Nichols, (second row, from left) Kiera Dowless, Maycee Kinlaw, Rylee White, Racquel Whittington, (third row, from left) Hannah Bass, Avianna Whittington, Zoie Durden, Shyane Mason, Addison Douglas, (back, from left) head coach Dom Whittington and assistant coaches Jeffrey Rogerson and Donnie Bass.
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County rec: Riptide

Members of the Riptide, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 8-10 softball team, are (front, from left) Chloe Merritt, Adison Overgaard, Isabel Gardner, Gabrielle Owens, Alyssa Chavis, Landry Singletary, (second row, from left) Amari Johnson, Kimberlin Barnes, Keri Burgess, Breelyn Peed, Kynslie Kinlaw, Mollie Sasser, (third row, from left) assistant coaches Eric Nance, Julie Sasser and Phillip Peed. Not pictured: Allison Poole, Kylee Davenport, and head coach Stanley Sasser.
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County rec: Falcons

Members of the Riptide, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 5-7 softball team, are (front, from left) Kaylee Price, Eva Dove, Bella Hester, (second row, from left) Madisyn Butler, Nora Chadwick, Kenadie Pusey, Meredith Carter, (third row, from left) Sully Peterson, Hyleigh Brackett, Harper Ward, Paisley Alley, (back row, from left) head coach Daniel Peterson and assistant coaches Stephen Alley, Stephen Hester, Lexie Hester.
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County rec: Rockets

Members of the Rockets, a Bladen County Recreation & Parks ages 8-10 softball team, are (front, from left) Abbey Nance, Heaven Spillers, Ava Duncan, Caity McLaurin, Elizabeth Miller, (second row, from left) Riley Dowless, Anna Walters, Adyson Carroll, Harper Ward, (third row, from left) Bella Beard, Isabella Green, Hayleigh Simmons, Bristol Allen, Hadley Dove, (back, from left) assistant coaches Terry Nance and Jordan Allen, and head coach Mike Dove.
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Lottery ticket theft suspects wanted

ELIZABETHTOWN — Theft of lottery tickets has led to warrants being issued by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Lee Williams of Pembroke and Dock Ebrasket McKiver of Lumbeton are named. The charges are larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny, a release says. The tickets were taken from the Highway...
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Coronavirus: Analysis supports reaching herd immunity

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ongoing independent research and analysis of the coronavirus pandemic indicates the state is at or near herd immunity. That distinction happens when 70 percent of people are immune. Through Monday, the estimate was at 70.3 percent either by vaccination or natural immunity, according to Jon Sanders, a researcher and senior fellow at the John Locke Foundation.
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Hospital assessment needs community input

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Hospital is asking residents to respond to an every-three-years survey. The Community Health Needs Assessment, a release says, “can impact funding, spending, and other wide-reaching decisions about healthcare, infrastructure, grants, programming, and more in Bladen County. These anonymous surveys tell decision-makers what the people who live in their communities want and need, as well as report how communities are doing in a variety of ways that relate to health and wellbeing.”