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Unseasonable temps giving area a warmer January

Erin Smith

Staff writer

ELIZABETHTOWN —

What a difference 45 years

— or even a year — can

make in the weather.

This week, Bladen

County residents have

been enjoying mild temperatures

that have

reached into the low 70s.

Although there have been

periods of rain, it’s a far

cry from what people were

Courtney

Walters wipes

off the large

mirror inside

the City

Sandwich Shop.

Walters will

be on eof the

servers when

the restaurant

opens on Feb. 6.

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dealing with in years past.

For example, the county

was digging out from

snow and ice in 1986 and,

just last year, January was

a blustery month with several

inches of snow on the

ground.

But this year, temperatures

for January have

been unseasonably warm

— averaging about 10

degrees above normal.

According to The Weather

Channel, the average

daily high temperature for

Elizabethtown in January

is about 54 degrees and

the average daily low is

about 31 degrees. Average

rainfall for January for the

area is about 4 inches,

according to The Weather

Channel.

The forecast ahead is

for clouds and periods of

rain on Friday with a high

near 70; mostly sunny and

cooler on Saturday with a

high near 56; and mostly

sunny with seasonable

temperatures, high near

57.

The warmer weather

does lessen demand for

home heating oil and

LP gas. Tamara Wyatt

with Campbell Oil in

Elizabethtown said that,

with the warmer weather,

they are seeing less

demand for fuel oil for

home heating.

“Whenever it’s warmer,

it does lessen the

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demand,” said Wyatt.

“Fuel oil also lasts longer

than LP gas.”

Right now, fuel oil costs

$3.59 per gallon and kerosene

is selling for $3.99

per gallon, said Wyatt.

“I think everyone is

being more conservative,

too,” said Wyatt.

On Monday, Nightly

Business Report reported

that natural gas prices are

down over 40 percent just

since December due to

City Sandwich Shop nearly ready for a new start

W. Curt Vincent

Editor

ELIZABETHTOWN — For decades,

the City Sandwich Shop on Poplar Street

has stood as an institution in downtown

Elizabethtown. But for the better part of

two years, it has sat vacant as it awaited

someone to breath new life into it.

That new life begins Monday, Feb. 6,

when the restaurant reopens under new

ownership and management.

The new City Sandwich Shop will boast

a completely renovated inside with all new

equipment, but the menu will be nearly

the same as its always been — with a few

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Editor

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Sword

of the Lord Ministries will soon

begin reaching out to the community

with a new effort to bring

spiritual peace and solace to those

in need.

The church, located at 404

Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in

Elizabethtown, will be open for 24

hours from 8 a.m. Fridays to 8 a.m.

Saturdays.

s

additions.

“This is a good location and

it did well for a long time,” said

Lisa Walters, who will manage the

restaurant and serve as one of its

cooks. “I think we’ll do pretty well

here, as well.”

Walters, whose mother, Patricia

Smith, is leasing the facility from

Charles Taylor, brings with her a

number of years of restaurant experience.

Among her credits are stops working

at Cain’s Grill in White Oak, Bridgeman’s in

Tar Heel and the Corner Cafe just a few

doors north in Elizabethtown.

The staff at the new restaurant will fea-

Sword of the Lord will be

reaching out to the streets

“This effort is designed for

the lost and those in need,” said

Bishop Joe Lowery. “I see people

out on the streets at 2, 3 and 4 a.m.

and I know they could use help of

some kind. We want to be available

to minister to those who may be

looking for Christian assistance.”

Lowery said members of his congregation

will take shifts throughout

the 24 hours to provide whatever

kind of assistance that may be

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Lisa Walters

ture a real family flavor. Walters’

daughters, Ashley and Courtney,

will be servers and her brother,

Ernie Smith Jr., will serve as the

other cook.

And it was because of Walters’

father that the restaurant idea even

came up.

“My dad and I always wanted a

restaurant,” Walters said, “and one

day we just decided to do it.”

Despite his interest in the effort, Walters

said her father would not be working in the

restaurant, “but I bet people will see him

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By Erin Smith

Staff writer

the warmer weather and

the fact that supplies are

“higher than ever.” Also,

some companies have

announced they will be

reducing their supplies

which has also spurred

action in the market.

The news of less natural

gas supply coming onto

the market caused the

futures market to jump by

about 8 percent, according

to Nightly Business

Report.

Womanless

Pageant to

benefit the

Shriners

Entries still being sought

ELIZABETHTOWN — The

Sudan Play Boys Parade Unit are

looking for a few folks to compete

in a Womanless Beauty Pageant

planned for Saturday, Feb. 4.

The pageant will be held at the

Elizabethtown Presbyterian

Church Activity Center and is a

fundraiser for the Shriners unit.

Tickets are $10 each and will

include a spaghetti supper at 6

p.m. The meal will feature spaghetti,

garlic bread, salad, dessert

and tea. The pageant begins at 7

p.m.

Scott Dorsett of Whiteville, one

of the organizers for the event,

said the idea for a womanless

beauty pageant came about after

members of the Sudan Play Boys

Parade Unit attended a womanless

beauty pageant fundraiser

sponsored by the Shrine Club in

Raleigh.

“It’s a fun time for the guys,”

said Dorsett.

The entrants will compete in

the areas of talent, street wear

and evening gown.

“It’s going to be a hoot. People

are just excited about this event,”

said Dorsett. “It will be a family

friendly event.”

Dorsett said some of those who

have agreed to compete include

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Ray

Battle, Columbus County Sheriff

Chris Batten, Kevin Kinlaw and

Edwin Russ.

The money raised from the pageant

go to support the Shriners

hospitals.

“Our closest Shriners hospital

is in Greenville (South Carolina)

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Jan. 24. The winners of the

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Wright, Junior Miss Queen;

Shanell McMillian, Little Miss

Queen; and Jhya Lloyd, Tiny

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Harold Rogers

MT. GILEAD — Harold

Suggs Rogers, 80, passed away

suddenly on Monday, Jan. 23,

2012.

The family

will receive

friends at the

First Baptist

Church in

Albemarle

on Friday,

Jan. 27 from

9 a.m.until

10 a.m. The

funeral service

will follow at 10 a.m., officiated

by the Rev. Roger Thomas. The

burial will be at 3 p.m. at the

Melvin Family Cemetery, White

Lake.

Harold was born in Dillon

County, SC on Sept. 22, 1931,

to the late Arthur McCain

Rogers and the late Geneva

Suggs Rogers Hester. He was

also preceded in death by his

wife, Rachel Wallace Rogers in

2009.

He is survived by two

sons, Hal Rogers and his wife

Michele of Charlotte and Brad

Rogers and his wife Sissy of

Hendersonville; a daughter,

Lynne Rogers of Albemarle;

grandchildren, Jason Rogers,

Austin Rogers, Cameron

Rogers, Meredith Rogers

and Simone Morrison, also

survived by close friend, Ed

Funderburk.

A United States Air Force

Veteran, Harold was a

Division Support Manager

for CP&L, before he retired

in 1993. He was very active

in the communities where

he lived, serving as: president

of Wilmington Jaycees;

president of Wilmington Youth

Baseball; treasurer, Sanford

Lions Club; coordinator, Great

Town Committee, Mullins, SC;

president of Mullins Chamber

of Commerce; president of

Mullins Rotary; chairman of

Sunbathing

This group of little lizards

took advantage of the warm

weather in Bladen County

recently by sunning themselves

on a wooden post in

an area parking lot.

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Success

From page 1A

here quite a bit.”

During the planning stages of the

effort, alters said they decided to

keep the name.

“Honestly, it’s cheaper to do that

… and it’s been the City Sandwich

Shop for so long,” Walters said. “We

wanted to take advantage of the name

recognition.”

The restaurant under Walters will

continue to offer sandwiches, plate

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From page 1A

needed, “even if it’s just a shoulder

or an ear.”

“We’ll be there with open arms

and people can come as they are,”

Lowery added.

It is Lowery’s hope that this effort

can soon be expanded to a 24/7

program.

“That’s the hope, anyway,” he said,

“but it depends on a lot of things.

Right now we’ll see how this first

Mullins Dev. Commission;

member Pee Dee Tourism

Commission; First Baptist

Church (Mullins) Deacon;

director of Carolina Golden

Leaf Festival; chairman of

Carolina Golden Leaf Arts &

Crafts, Mulllins, SC; president

of Country Club of SC, HOA,

Florence, SC.

Memorials may be made to

the First Baptist Church, 202

N. 2nd Street, Albemarle, NC

28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of

Albemarle is serving the Rogers

family.

Online condolences may be

made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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Cornelious Langdon Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE —

Cornelius Edward “Jack”

Langdon, Jr., 79, of

Fayetteville,

passed away on

Saturday, Jan.

21, 2012.

He was born

on August

13, 1932,

in Johnston

County. He

spent most of

his childhood

years in White Oak.

Jack joined the Army in 1950

at the age of 18. He was a cook

while in the Army and attained

the rank of Sergeant before

retiring in 1953.

After his military years, Jack

went to work for Allen Oil Co.,

in 1956. Soon after, he met

Carolyn Seals of Fayetteville,

who become his bride on July

27, 1957. They had two sons to

complete their happy family.

Jack enjoyed a career with

Allen Oil Co. and then Fuller

Oil Co., until he retired in

1988.

Jack was a member of

Lake Rim Baptist Church of

Fayetteville, where he held

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specials and a full breakfast all day

long just as the City Sandwich Shop

has since the 1960s. But there are

also some things folks will see that

are new.

“We plan to also try wraps and

salads, just to offer healthier items,”

Walters said. “We’ll also be offering

collard sandwiches on cornbread fritters

— along with the burgers, hot

dogs and fried chicken. I think the

effort goes.”

Lowery said there will be food and

beverages available throughout the

24-hour period — most likely along

the order of a light meal such as

sandwiches.

“If all someone needs is something

to eat, we hope they will stop by,”

Lowery said. I’m really excited about

what God has planned for 2012 here,

and we also ask the community to

the positions of Sunday School

Director, Chairman of Deacons,

and Sunday School Teacher.

Jack also served on the Board

of Directors for the Lake Rim

Fire Department for 20 years.

In his retirement years, Jack

enjoyed his grandchildren, and

building a plant nursery where

he loved to grow his plants and

flowers.

He was preceded in death by

his father, Cornelius Edward

Langdon Sr.; mother, Gertie

William Langdon; brother,

Earl Langdon; sister, Frances

Faircloth; and sister, Daisy

Loomer.

Jack is survived by his wife

of 54 years, Carolyn Seals

Langdon; son Michael Langdon

and wife Linda of Wilmington;

son, Randal Langdon and wife

Linda of Linden; grandsons,

Brian Langdon of Fayetteville,

and Jordan Langdon of

Lexington; sister, Mabel Baer of

York, Pa.; sister, Bea Bilbee of

White Oak; sister Ruth Feight

of White Oak; sister, Ann Hart

of White Oak; and sister, Libby

Owen of Fayetteville.

The family received friends

from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday,

Jan. 25, 2012 at Reeves Funeral

Home, 3308 N. Main Street,

Hope Mills.

Funeral services were held at

Reeves Funeral Home chapel

on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m.

Burial with military honors will

follow at Suggs Grove Baptist

Church Cemetery, Fayetteville,

NC in Bladen County.

Memorial in Jack’s name may

be made to Lake Rim Baptist

Church, 7758 Raeford Road,

Fayetteville, NC 28304, or

Suggs Grove Baptist Church,

16618 NC 53 W, Fayetteville,

NC 28312.

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fried chicken will be a big item here.”

The City Sandwich Shop will

be open from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Monday through Saturday. Orders

can also be called in for pickup during

regular business hours at 862-7263.

Walters said all EMS, law enforcement

and firefighters who visit the

City Sandwich Shop in uniform will

receive a 10-percent discount on their

meals.

keep this effort in their prayers.”

— Anyone interested in volunteering

for the 24-hour program,

they can call Lowery at 910-445-

6455. Anyone who would like to

make a monetary donation to the

effort can send it to P.O. Box 1627,

Elizabethtown 28337. Lowery said

the church would also appreciate

any food donations to be used for

the program.

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Jan. 18, 2012, in Carolina

Healthcare System in Charlotte.

The funeral service was conducted

at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.

24, in St. Thomas AME Zion

Church. Burial followed in the

Lewis family cemetery.

Surviving are sisters, Lucille

Fuiell of Huntersville, Lula

Lewis of White Oak and Laura

Autry of Fayetteville; and a

brother, Alex Bordeaux of

White Oak.

F. W. Newton & Sons

Mortuary of Elizabethtown is

serving the family.

Rev. Lorine Melvin-McNeil

RALEIGH — The Rev.

Lorine Melvin-McNeil, 71, of

6317 Virginia Court, formerly of

Elizabethtown, died Friday, Jan.

20, 2012, in Tower Nursing and

Rehab Center.

The funeral was conducted at

2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at St.

John AME Zion Church. Burial

was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are husband, John

McNeil of White Oak; five

children, James G. Melvin of

Elizabethtown, Barry S. Melvin,

Beth Melvin, and Deborah

Willis, all of Raleigh, and Lee

Anthony Melvin of Peachtree

City, Ga.; a sister, Rebecca

Wright of Elizabethtown; and

brothers, Thurman Fulton of

Sharon, Pa. and Joel Fulton of

Elizabethtown.

F. W. Newton & Sons

Mortuary of Elizabethtown is

serving the family.

Jerry Jessup

St. PAULS—Jerry Lucas

Jessup, 45, of 890 Butler Farm

Road, died Sunday, Jan. 22,

2012, in UNC Hospital in

Chapel Hill.

The funeral service will be

conducted Friday, Jan. 27, at 2

p.m. in Chapel Grove AME Zion

Church, Fayetteville. Burial will

follow in the church cemetery.

Pageant

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and we raise money to

help crippled and burned

children,” said Dorsett.

“We support 22 hospitals.”

There is still time to

enter the pageant, added

Dorsett. You can enter

by contacting Dorsett at

910-840-0518 or 910-640-

2432.

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Surviving are his wife, Cora

Jessup of the home; children,

Wendy Jessup, Evelyn Jessup,

Amanda Jessup, Joseph Jessup

and Jerry Jessup; his mother,

Earlene Cottingham and stepfather,

George Cottingham of

Elizabethtown; sister, Gloria

Miles of Elizabethtown;

and Charles Jessup of

Elizabethtown.

F. W. Newton & Sons

Mortuary of Elizabethtown is

serving the family.

Vera Harvey

WHITEVILLE—Vera Maud

Harvey, 98, of 21A Bryson

Drive, died Monday, Jan. 23,

2012.

Funeral services will be conducted

at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

29, in F. W. Newton & Sons

Mortuary in Elizabethtown.

Burial will follow in the

Campground Cemetery in

Whiteville.

A viewing will be held on

Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2 until

5 p.m. at F. W. Newton & Sons

Mortuary in Elizabethtown.

She is survived by a daughter,

Stephanie Harvey of Whiteville

and sons Micheal Harvey and

Matthew Harvey of Durham.

A service of F. W. Newton

& Sons Mortuary of

Elizabethtown.

Chantee Jackson

BLADENBORO— Chantee

Jackson, 61, of 895 Pleasant

Garden Road, died Tuesday,

Jan. 24, at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete

and will be announced

by Peoples Funeral Home of

Whiteville.

Jack Marshall

ELIZABETHTOWN — Jack

Marshall, 84, died Wednesday,

Jan. 25, 2012. Arrangements

are incomplete and will be

announced by Kinlaw Funeral

Home of Elizabethtown.

Council man arrested for larceny

W. Curt Vincent

Editor

CLARKTON — A

Council man has been

arrested and charged

with stealing a riding

lawnmower from a residence

in Clarkton on

Monday.

According to Capt.

Rodney Hester with the

Bladen County Sheriff’s

Office, the suspect was

observed attempting

to start a riding lawnmower

on Powell Road.

When it would not start,

Hester said the suspect

left and returned with

a trailer, loaded the

mower and attempted

to leave. Instead, Hester

said the owner of the

property blocked the

suspect in and waited

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Not available in all states

for sheriff’s deputies to

arrive.

When they did, deput

i e s

arrested

Adrian

P a u l

Savage,

52, and

charged

h i m

w i t h

felony

larceny

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posses-

Adrian Savage

sion of stolen property.

Hester said the mower

was valued at $2,300.

Savage was sent to

the Bladen County Jail

under a $5,000 secured

bond.

Savage is in the Bladen

County Jail under a

$5000.00 secured bond.

“Many people mistakenly

believe you have to

be a Shriner to attend

this event. It is open to

the public,” said Dorsett.

To purchase tickets for

the event, contact Dorsett

or Tony Edwards at 910-

840-2036 or tickets may

be purchased at the door

the day of the event.


Bladen County

Sheriff’s Office

W. Curt Vincent

Editor

ELIZABETHTOWN

— The Bladen County

Sheriff’s Office has

released its victim and

arrest report for Jan. 18

to Jan. 25.

The reports shows 44

victims of reported crime

and 19 arrests.

Among those reports of

crime, there were eight

breaking and/or entering

reports, eight for larceny,

two assaults and one for

drugs.

The following are the

most interesting and/or

important arrests:

— Dalton Eugene

Bress, 20, charged with

felony discharging a

weapon into an occupied

property at 60 Carter

Road in Riegelwood on

Jan. 20.

— Barry Franklin

Brisson, 41, charged

with felony possession of

cocaine at 7585 N.C. 53

West in White Oak on

Jan. 21.

— Brandon Larell

Boney, 25, charged with

carrying a concealed gun

at 1305 U.S. 701/N.C. 53

West in Elizabethtown on

Jan. 22.

— Adrian Paul Savage,

52, charged with felony

larceny at 739 Powell

Road in Clarkton on Jan.

23.

Gardening

author to

speak at BCC

Jack McDuffie

Special to the Journal

DUBLIN — Emily

Herring Wilson, a wellknown

North Carolina

author

who has

written a

number of

books on

gardening

and gardeningrelated

Emily H. Wilson

issues,

will be

the guest

presenter

at Bladen Community

College on Wednesday,

Feb. 1, at 11 a.m.

The program will be held

in the Student Resource

Center and is part of

the BCC Humanities

Department’s Writing

Series.

Wilson’s presentation

will focus on biography

writing and her biographical

work about the late

Elizabeth Lawrence, one

of the foremost authors of

gardening books and columns

of the 20th century.

According to Wilson,

she spent more than a

decade researching the

life of Lawrence and from

that research she has written

three books about the

famed writer. Her books

on Lawrence include

Becoming Elizabeth

Lawrence: Discovered

Letters of a Southern

Gardener, Two Gardeners:

A Friendship in Letters/

Katherine S. White and

Elizabeth Lawrence and

No One Gardens Alone:

A Life of Elizabeth

Lawrence.

In her presentation

Wilson will show how she

(the writer) got to know

Lawrence. She will reveal

“archival research, detective

work, and unsolved

mysteries” in an attempt

to answer the question:

“How do we talk about

a private life, and should

we?”

Wilson is a winner of

the North Carolina Award

and the Caldwell Award,

and is a MacDowell

Colony Fellow. She lives

in Winston-Salem.

This program is made

possible by a grant from

the North Carolina

Humanities Council, a

statewide nonprofit and

affiliate of the National

Endowment for the

Humanities and by Bladen

Community College.

The public is invited

and encouraged to attend.

This presentation should

be of particular interest to

those who have an interest

in gardening and gardening-related

issues.

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Charitable contributions

Classic donation

W. Curt Vincent | Bladen Journal

The Classic Cruisers Car Club donated $1,000 to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter recently.

Anita Crabtree, community outreach coordinator for the organization, accepts the check from Classic Cruisers

President Roger Teachey as Vice President Wayne Dove, left, and member Stuart Norris look on.

Cruisers’ donation

W. Curt Vincent | Bladen Journal

The Classic Cruisers Car Club donated $1,000 to Bladen We Care recently. Charles DeVane, a board member with

the organization, accepts the check from Classic Cruisers President Roger Teachey as Vice President Wayne

Dove, left, and member Stuart Norris look on.

WESLEY WASHINGTON THOUGHT MAYBE

HE HAD PULLED A MUSCLE.

AT 43 YEARS OLD, HE NEVER SUSPECTED

IT WAS THE ONSET OF A HEART ATTACK.

Mowing grass, Wesley felt some pain in his

chest. “I didn’t think it was serious,” Wesley

remembers. “But after 10 minutes, the pain was

getting unbearable.” In the emergency room at

Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Wesley was

given an EKG and a chest X-ray. “They found 100%

blockage and immediately took me upstairs to the

Heart Center for surgery.” There Dr. Everhart of

Duke Cardiology placed a stent in Wesley’s

chest to open the blocked artery. Now

Wesley keeps healthy with diet, exercise and

time spent with his Dad on their antique

car hobby. “I felt like I was in good hands.

Southeastern’s connection to Duke means a

lot,” says Wesley. “With the Heart Center,

we have something truly special right here in

our backyard.”

New doctors

arrive at Bladen

County Hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — The new year

has seen the arrival of three new doctors

at Bladen County Hospital. They

are Pearline Grant, Chidebe Udeozo and

Kathleen Heer.

Dr. Grant joined the

staff of Bladen Medical

Associates’ Bladenboro

office and has been

approved for the medical

staff of Bladen County

Hospital. She earned her

medical degree from the

American International

School of Medicine in

Georgetown, Guyana.

She performed her

residency in Meharry Medical College-

Nashville General Hospital in Nashville,

Tenn. She has previously

been affiliated with

Duke Univeristy Medical

Center.

Dr. Udeozo also joined

the staff of Bladen

Medical Associates’

Bladenboro office and

has been approved for

the medical staff of

Bladen County Hospital.

He earned his medical

degree from Ross University School of

Medicine in Picard, Commonwealth of

Dominica, West Indies. He completed

his family practice residency at Aurora

St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee,

Wisc.

Dr. Heer joined the staff

of the Women’s Health

Specialists and has been

approved for the medical

staff at Bladen County

Hospital. she earned

her medical degree from

Philadelphia College of

Osteopathic Medicine in

Philadelphia, Pa. She is

certified in the areas of

obstetrics and gynecol-

ogy and was previously affiliated with

Southeastern Regional Medical Center in

Lumberton.

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Kathleen Heer


Bladen Journal

Friday

January 27, 2012

Page 4A

EDITORIAL ...

LETTERS ...

Here’s WHat We tHink

Crossing

the aisle

It’ll take more than a gesture to fix

the problems between Democrats

and Republicans in Washington,

but what Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.,

and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona,

did by crossing the aisle to sit together

during this week’s State of the Union

address can’t hurt.

Hagan announced last week on Twitter

that she and McCain will make the gesture,

extending a bi-partisan hand, if you

will, during what has been a tumultuous

time in our nation’s capitol.

Some might see this as political pandering,

a means to get some national

air time during one of the most watched

presidential addresses each year. And

while that might be true to some extent,

we will give Hagan the benefit of the

doubt, in that she has extended that

across-the-aisle gesture before.

While not totally removed from the

fray, Hagan still does a great job of working

more for the people of North Carolina

than she does worrying about party politics.

That’s why the gesture seems, in fact,

a sincere effort to show the American

people and her colleagues in the House

and Senate that politicians can lay down

their verbal weapons and act civilized,

standing for the people above and beyond

party.

Hagan’s record speaks to her efforts

to cross party lines when she believes

doing so is in the best interest of North

Carolinians and, really, the American

people, so the gesture, particularly with

McCain, rings true and hopefully can be

followed by other senators and congressman.

But we’d like to see this across-the-aisle

gesture extend beyond the State of the

Union to the Senate floor where debates

on very serious issues seem to always get

mired in politics.

We’ve grown extremely tired of the

sophomoric behavior of our leaders of

late. Their inability to reach compromise

on any items of importance is ridiculous

and counterproductive, and we can only

hope the American people send them a

very loud message come election time, no

matter what party with which they have

allegiance.

Hagan’s gesture is probably more symbolic

than anything else, but wouldn’t

it be great if that one gesture could be

turned into something grander.

We believe the senator from North

Carolina has that ability. Let’s just hope

she continues to act on it.

n From the Sampson Independent,

Clinton

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Opinion

There is little doubt that

studies and research cost

this country an enormous

amount of money every

year. As a nation, we

study everything from the language

of chiggers to how long a

shrimp can run on treadmill to the

effects of pollution on dandelions.

It would honestly make your

head spin just how much seemingly

useless information we glean

from crazy research projects, each

one with an astronomical price tag

attached.

But I came across something the

other day that I’d never

seen before, and it made

me stop and think about

not only my life and how

I fit into society — but

about our society as a

whole.

I don’t know who did

the research for this, but

it was brilliant and worth

every penny.

It’s titled “Global

Village,” and it claims the

following …

—If you could fit the

entire population of the

world into a village consisting of

100 people, maintaining the proportions

of all the people living on

Earth, that village would consist

of 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14

Americans (North, Central and

South) and eight Africans.

— There would be 52 women

and 48 men, 30 Caucasians and 70

non-Caucasians, 30 Christians and

70 non-Christians, 89 heterosexuals

and 11 homosexuals.

— Six people would possess

59 percent of the wealth and they

would all come from the United

States; 80 people would live in

poverty; 70 people would be

illiterate; 50 people would suffer

from hunger and malnutrition;

one would be dying; one would be

being born; one would own a com-

puter; one would have a university

degree.

— If you currently have money

in the bank, in your wallet and a

few coins in your pocket, you are

one of just eight of the 100 who

are privileged.

Those are the “in a nutshell”

kind of numbers. With regards to

the world’s population as a whole,

here are more:

— If you woke up this morning

in good health, you would be

luckier than 1 million people who

won’t live through the week.

— If you have never experienced

the horror of war,

the solitude of prison,

the pain of torture, were

not close to death from

starvation … then you are

better off than 500 million

people.

— If you can go to your

place of worship without

fear that someone will

assault or kill you, then

you are luckier than 3 billion

people.

— If you have a full

refrigerator, clothes on

your back, a roof over

your head and a place to sleep,

you are wealthier than 75 percent

of the world’s population.

— If your parents are alive and

still married to each other, you are

a rare individual.

— If you can read this, you are

extremely lucky because you are

not one of the 2 billion people

who cannot read.

You don’t have to be a genius,

rocket scientist or brilliant mathematician

to be awed by these

numbers.

On any given day, it is easy to

feel like a speck among the world’s

throng of people — or, as the

group Kansas once said, “all we

are is dust in the wind.” But when

that population is boiled down to

100 that represents every aspect

The Bladen Journal’s opinion is

expressed only in its unsigned editorials.

The opinions expressed in columns,

letters and cartoons are those of

the authors and artists.

Boiling the population down

of what inhabits this planet, it

becomes much easier to feel that

you are part of something.

And I would be surprised if you

weren’t absolutely stunned with at

least a couple of these numbers —

if not all of them.

For instance, is it really possible

that 6 percent of the world’s population

has nearly 60 percent of the

world’s wealth? Can you even fathom

that 70 percent of the world is

illiterate? How about the fact that

only 1 percent of the world’s population

owns a computer and just 1

percent has a college degree?

Each of those figures can only

be described as incredible.

But we can think like that

because we have been conditioned

to think like … well, Americans.

We can barely imagine not having

a computer — possibly even a laptop,

notebook and cell phone with

Internet. For many of us, these

things are necessities to function

in our personal and professional

lives. For so many others, it is

a reason to view us as greedy

people.

A similar case can be made for

nearly every other statistic mentioned,

as well.

I can’t say just how this information

will affect you, but it’s capsulized

the world into a manageable

vision for me. And it’s given far

more clarity to just how blessed

we are as a nation — and that

didn’t happen by accident. The

world’s population may be only

30 percent Christian, but I firmly

believe that if you look to see

where most of those Christians

live, you will also find a majority

of the world’s wealth.

I’m just saying.

n W. Curt Vincent is the general

manager/editor of the Bladen

Journal. He can be reached by

calling 862-4163 or by e-mail at

cvincent@heartlandpublications.

com.

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Bladen County headlines from ...

n Jan. 26, 1966: Bladen

County is hit with a winter

storm that knocks

out power and telephone

service in several parts

of the county. The area

received more than an

inch of snow and ice.

n Jan. 26, 1977: White

lake Police Chief Gary

Moore resigns his position,

and Officer Millard

W. Curt Vincent

GM/Editor

Storms is named as

the acting police chief.

Moore’s resignation

comes because of health

concerns.

n Jan. 27, 1986:

Nearly 90 Bladen County

farmers will be receiving

warning letters

from the Farmers Home

Administration because

they are more than $100

(USPS 057720)

Second class postage at Elizabethtown, N.C.,

and additional mailing offices

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n Jan. 25, 2002: A

log truck filled with

pulpwood headed to

International paper in

Riegelwood left the roadway

and overturned on

N.C. 87 west of Carvers

Crossroads, spilling logs

in its wake. The driver

was not injured, but was

cited for the accident.

n Jan. 26, 2007: For

the third straight year,

Bladen Community

College’s LPN program

has a 100-percent firsttime

pass rate on the

North Carolina Nursing

Licensure Examination.

A total of 11 students

from BCC passed the

exam.

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Bladen Journal

FRIDAY

January 27, 2012

Page 5A

Education

Students graduate from GREAT program

Valerie Newton

Special to the Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — How

to make good decisions, stress

and anger management, and

how to communicate well

are all things that seventhgrade

students at East Arcadia

School, Tar Heel Middle School

and Bladenboro Middle School

learned during their “GREAT”

program.***Gang Resistance

Education And Training is a

gang- and violence-prevention

program built around schoolbased,

law enforcement officer-instructed

classroom curricula.

The Bladen County

Sheriffs’ Office and the Bladen

County Board of Education

developed the partnership to

bring the nationwide GREAT

program to Bladen County

middle school students.

For 13 weeks, students

and a Sheriff’s officer met

once a week in the classroom

using curriculum that teaches

students important skills to

help them avoid gangs, violence,

drug-abuse, and crime.

Students had the opportunity

to participate in various

activities such as role playing,

small-group and largegroup

discussion, brainstorming

with their peers, all while

interacting positively with a

law enforcement officer. Each

student kept a journal and

handbook during the program.

The handbook provides advice

and tips for students on how

to develop beliefs and practice

behaviors that will help them

avoid destructive habits.

The teaching officers chal-

Next Week’s

school MeNu

Monday,

Jan. 30

Breakfast

Pillsbury Mini

Cinnis with

Yogurt

Assorted Cereal

with Toast

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pizza

Pepperoni

Pizza

Ham and

C h e e s e

Sandwich

Baked Fries

Green Peas

Cucumbers and

Tomatoes

Applesauce

Assorted Milk

Tuesday,

Jan. 31

Breakfast

Pancake and

Sausage on

Stick

Assorted Cereal

with Toast

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Milk

Lunch

Buffalo Chicken

Wrap

Turkey Taco

Tossed Salad

Refried Beans

Chilled Peaches

Assorted Milk

Wednesday,

Feb. 1

Breakfast

Breakfast

Burrito with

Salsa

Assorted Cereal

with Toast

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Milk

We’re open even later now...

Cynthia A. Clark, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Janice A. Cooley, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

lenged students to develop a

school or community improvement

project to complete at

the end of the program as a

way to give back to the community

and show respect for

others. Some chose to cleanup

their school campus, plant

flowers, and paint over graffiti.

At the end of the 13 weeks,

all students were part of a

GREAT graduation at their

respective school. Students

received GREAT diplomas

and t-shirts. Some students

made GREAT posters while

others wrote lyrics to GREAT

songs enforcing positive communication.

All the students

displayed respect and loyalty

to their GREAT teaching officer,

noting how much they will

miss the GREAT time spent

together.

Officers who taught the program

included Matt Long and

Michael Helms at Tar Heel

Middle; Leon Graham at East

Arcadia; Sue Lutz, David

Shaw and Andrew Powell at

Bladenboro Middle.

Sheriff Prentis Benston,

School Board member Vinston

Rozier, Pastor Larry Hayes,

Wake County District Court

Judge Vince Rozier Jr.,

Superintendent Robert Taylor

and Assistant Superintendent

Tanya Head took part in the

graduating ceremonies offering

congratulations and highfives

to the students.

Beginning Jan. 12, Clarkton

School of Discovery and

Elizabethtown Middle School

will implement GREAT at

their schools.

Lunch

Bladen Medical Associates-Dublin has extended its hours to

better serve you!

We are now open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to

7 p.m. to see adults and children. Walk-ins are welcome all

day long.

Find us conveniently located in Dublin on the corner of

Highway 87 and 410 at 16 3 rd Street.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call

(910) 862-3528.

Dublin

Turkey Roast

Sandwich

C h i c k e n

Nuggets with

Whole Wheat

Roll

S t e a m e d

Carrots

Tossed Salad

Chilled Pears

Assorted Milk

Thursday,

Feb. 2

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs

and Toast

Assorted Cereal

with Toast

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Milk

Lunch

Catfish Strips

Whole Wheat

Roll

Corn Dog

Baked Potato

Wedges

S t e a m e d

Cabbage

Apple Slices

Assorted Milk

Friday, Feb. 3

Breakfast

Sausage

Grits and

Cheese

Toast

Assorted Cereal

with Toast

Fresh Fruit

Assorted Milk

Lunch

Cheeseburger

Turkey Deli

Sandwich

Baked Beans

Veggie Dippers

Chilled Peaches

Assorted Milk


Bladen Journal

FRIDAY

January 27, 2012

Page 6A

Jan. 27

n Pierce Chapel AME

Zion Church will be having

a revival Friday, Jan.

27, at 7 p.m. Prophet

Pierre Cobbs will be the

speaker. All are invited to

attend.

Jan. 28

n A wild game cook

off and barbecue supper

will take place at

Elizabethtown Baptist

Church in Elizabethtown

from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Supper will start at 5:30

p.m. Events will include

a 3D archery shoot, long

range and iron buck

shoot, bounce houses

for the children, and the

U.S.D.A. Wildlife services

trapping trailer will also

be onhand. There will be

door prizes and more.

The grand prize will be

a pheasant tower hunt at

Allen Brothers Hunting

Preserve. The church is

located at 1800 W. Broad

Street, Elizabethtown.

n Savannah Temple

AME Zion Church will

hold a Rainbow Tea on

Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6

p.m. Savannah Temple is

located at 1712 Lisbon

Road, in the Bluefield

community.

n The Baldwin Branch

Family Conference will

be Saturday, Jan. 28,

from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will be sessions,

seminars and workshops

for the entire family.

n Cromartie Hill AME

Zion Church will have

a praise and worship

service on Saturday, Jan.

28, at 4 p.m. Everyone

is invited to attend. The

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church is located on U.S.

Hwy. 701 South between

Elizabethtown and

Clarkton.

Jan. 29

n Super Sunday

School and Youth/Teen

Day at Baldwin Branch.

Sunday school at 9 a.m.

with morning worship

services at 10 a.m. Youth

and teens in charge of

the worship services.

This is “Dress Down”

day at Baldwin Branch.

n Brown’s Creek AME

Zion Church will hold a

pre-anniversary service

at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

29, for the Rev. Joyce

A. McLaughlin, pastor

of Brown’s Creek

AME Zion Church of

Elizabethtown.The guest

speaker will be the Rev.

Priscilla Jackson and the

Baldwin Branch Baptist

choir of Elizabethtown.

Refreshments will be

served.

n Oak Grove Original

Free Will Baptist Church

invites everyone to their

fifth Sunday singing on

Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11

a.m.. The group will be

Grace Revealed of South

Carolina. Lunch will be

served after singing in

the fellowship hall.

Feb. 4

n The 21st annual

Pastoral Banquet will be

held on Saturday, Feb.

4, at 6 p.m. for the Rev.

Joyce A. McLaughlin,

pastor of Brown’s Creek

Ame Zion Church of

Elizabethtown. The banquet

will take place at the

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Sponsors

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Religion

Paul R. Brown Building

located on Martin

Luther King Jr. Drive

in Elizabethtown. There

will be a meal and entertainment

provided by

the Brown’s Creek Male

Chorus and the Round

Branch Male Chorus of

Bladenboro. Tickets are

$25 each.

Feb. 5

n The 21st Pastoral

Anniversary Service

for the Rev.Joyce A.

McLaughlin, pastor of

Brown’s Creek AME

Zion Church will conclude

Sunday, Feb. 5,

at 3:30 p.m. with guest

speaker the Rev. John

T. Oliver and the First

Baptist Church Choir of

Roseboro. Refreshments

will be served.

April 26

n Bakers Creek AME

Zion Church will be

sponsoring a trip to

Orlando, Fla. to Holy

Land Experience April

26 through April 29. The

bus will leave from the

church Thursday, April

26, and return Sunday,

April 29. For more information

contact Theresa

Lesesne at 910-655-9823.

Ongoing

n Centennial AME

Zion Church will be having

bible study every

Tuesday night from 6

p.m. until 7 p.m. and

Sunday worship services

at 10 a.m. These

services will be held

temporarily at the Paul

R. Brown building, 1360

Dickerson’s

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Martin Luther King Dr.,

Elizabethtown. Call Rev.

Andrea McDowell for any

questions or concerns at

910-991-1386.

n Grace Church of

God will be sponsoring

a “give-away” of clothes

and other items on the

first Saturday of each

month from 9 a.m.-11:30

a.m. for all who desire

to come. The event will

take place at the church

on 113 Elm Street,

next to the Bladenboro

Community Center.

n The White Oak

Family Worship Center

is holding evening services

the first, second

and third Sundays of

each month at 6 p.m.

The fourth Sunday is

Family Day and there are

no evening services on

Family Day. The church

is located at 1932 Burney

Road, White Oak.

n Are you looking for

a good Bible study? Then

join us each Wednesday

night at 7 p.m. at Living

Springs Church located

at 909 Poplar Street,

Elizabethtown.

n Elizabethtown

Baptist Church will have

a fish fry every third

Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

For more information,

contact Elizabethtown

Baptist Church Office at

862-4538.

n The Refuge of

Deliverance Ministries

will be having a noon day

prayer every Wednesday.

The prayer is open to

everyone.

n The “Hour of

Prayer” is held each

Thursday from 7 to 8

p.m. at Living Springs

Church. The church is

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Furniture Store

910-862-3325

The Religion calendar is for Bladen County

churches to announce their upcoming events,

which are published on a space-available basis.

The deadline to submit events for Friday’s edition

is Wednesday at noon.

located at 909 Poplar

Street, Elizabethtown.

n Purdie United

Methodist Church,

located on Hwy. 87

W. near Tar Heel, has

opened a food pantry, but

the hours have changed.

Items may be picked up

from the church fellowship

hall between 5 and

6 p.m. every Wednesday

evening. A church

representative may be

contacted at 876-3761

for more information.

Donations for the pantry

are welcome and may

be dropped off at Allen’s

Tire Service in Tar Heel.

n Trinity United

Methodist Church in

Elizabethtown is holding

two morning worship

services with a service at

8:30 a.m. and a second

service at 11 a.m.

n Full Gospel

Christian Church of

Deliverance is now

offering a daily prayer

ministry hotline Monday

through Friday from 10

a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Call

645-6046.

n I Am Inc. will have

a breakfast each Sunday

morning. Breakfast

will be served at 9

a.m. in Leinwand Park

in Elizabethtown on

Sundays and on Saturday

mornings in Riegelwood

on 87 South make a

right on Lake Road in

front of the school. For

more information contact

Dave at 876-0421 in

Riegelwood and Hubert

at 910-580-3099 in

Elizabethtown.

n Sword of the Lord

is offering free meals

every Monday and

Wednesday from 5 p.m.

Paul Sessoms

Wholesale

910-862-3773

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until 6:30 p.m. Meals will

be served at 404 Martin

Luther King Drive in

Elizabethtown. Everyone

is invited to attend.

n Dublin First Baptist

Church will hold an afterschool

care program for

children Pre-K through

5th grade. The cost is

$45 per week and hours

are from 2:30 p.m. until

5:30 p.m. There is a $45

registration fee. For more

information, contact 862-

2277.

n Awana Kids Clubs

have begun at Dublin

First Baptist Church.

All children ages 3

years to 8th grade are

invited to attend every

Sunday night from 6 - 8

p.m. Register by calling

the church at 862-2277

between 9 a.m. - noon.

n The Baldwin Branch

Missionary Baptist

Church Book Store is

open. Current hours of

operation are Sundays

from 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.,

and for 30 minutes following

the 11 a.m. worship

services.

It is also open each

Wednesday evening

from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

The church is located at

4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. S. in

Elizabethtown.

n Galeed Baptist

Church is holding Kids

Worship at 11 a.m. for

ages 5-10 in the church

fellowship hall. Contact,

Nicole White at 863-3407

for more information.

n Sword of the Lord

Ministries, located at

404 Martin Luther King

Drive in Elizabethtown,

holds a daily prayer session

at 6 a.m.

Change your life … step into the water

I

met Candice on a

Florida sidewalk while

walking to the beach.

She was a young,

blonde, attractive

woman and she was hovering

close behind me as if she had

something to say. She had

something to say alright – I

haven’t been the same since

hearing her story.

My Florida congregation,

where I once lived, was having

a beach baptismal service,

something fairly common

along the coastline on Sunday

mornings. A dozen people

were stepping into the water

that morning, and at the last

minute, Candice wanted to be

one of them; thus her lurking

presence behind me.

Turning to her, I asked, “Can

I help you?” She answered, “I

think so – if you think I’m not

crazy.”

Admittedly, such an introduction

did not instill confidence.

I’ve met more than

one spiritual loony-bird in

my life, and I have a pretty

good instinct for when one is

close by. Candice didn’t seem

“crazy.” She appeared timid –

wounded – but not crazy.

She said: “Today is my first

visit to your church,

and I can’t say why

I showed up except

that God wanted me

here. See, this is the

first time I’ve been

to any church in a

long time. When I

was a 15 I had my

long hair cut and

donated it to Locks

for Love, so a young

girl who was having

radiation treatments

could have a beautiful

blonde wig.

“I went to church the next

Sunday so happy about what

I had done, sporting my new

pixie haircut. But the leadership

of the church – because

of their beliefs – was not very

happy. They told me I had

forfeited my ‘woman’s glory’

Ronnie McBraye

Contributing Columnist

and that I had disgraced myself

because of a haircut.”

Candice then described what

was essentially an exorcism,

as the church leaders gathered

around her to cast out the

devil that prompted

her to put the clippers

to her head. She

resisted and protested,

but was told that

she would go to hell

if she did not submit.

Her response was,

“Well, if I’m going to

hell, I might as well

get started.” She left

the church, many of

its members being

her immediate and

extended family, and

never returned until

10 stormy, pain-ridden years

later, standing on that Florida

sidewalk.

Candice then made one of

the greatest professions of

faith I have ever heard. She

said, “I understand today that I

can let all that past go. I don’t

need that church or all their

rules, I just need Jesus. I have

my swimsuit in the car, and if

you still don’t think I’m crazy,

and if you will wait for me to

change, I want to get baptized

and start over.”

I would have waited for her

to have driven all the way to

New Orleans and back if it had

been required.

When she did get to the

water I took her by the hand

and asked, “Do you believe

that Jesus is the Christ; and

do you choose to follow

him today into the kingdom

of God?” By the time she

answered with an emphatic

“Yes,” tears were rolling down

both our faces.

I could spend the next

decade of my life railing

against that backward church

that committed such a spiritual

crime against Candice, a

child with divine intentions.

But I’ll not do that. They

can’t hear such words, being

so much smarter than God

as they are, and besides that,

Candice has moved on. She

has found peace; a vibrant,

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AME Zion

Baker’s Creek AME Zion

Church, Dublin, Sunday School

10am, Worship Service 11a.m.

Brown’s Creek AME Zion

Church, Brown’s Creek Church

Road, Sunday School 10a.m.,

Worship Service 11a.m.

Carver’s Creek AME Zion

Church, 210 Carver’s Creek

Church Road, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays Morning

Worship Service 11a.m.

Cromartie Hill AME Zion

Church, Council, Sunday School

9:45a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays

Worship Service 11:45a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Meeting

Cromartie Hill AME Zion

Church, Clarkton, Sunday School

10a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays Worship

Service 11a.m., Wednesday night

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study

7p.m.

Harrison Creek AME Zion

Church, White Oak, Sunday

School 10am, 2nd & 4th Sundays

Worship Service 11a.m.

Martin Chapel AME Zion

Church, Hwy. 53, Elizabethtown,

Sunday School 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd

Sundays Worship Service 11 a.m.

Millers Chapel AME Zion

Church, Old Fayetteville Road,

Garland, 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m., Wednesday night Prayer

and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Olive AME Zion Church,

Mt. Olive Community, Sunday

School 9:45a.m., Worship Service

11a.m., Wednesday night Bible

Study, 7:15 p.m.

Mt. Zion AME Zion Church,

Ben Street, Elizabethtown, Sunday

School 9:45am, Worship Service

11am, Tuesday night Bible Study

7:15pm

Pierce’s Chapel AME Zion

Church, Clarkton, Sunday School

10am, Worship Service 11am,

Wednesday night Prayer Meeting

and Bible Study 7:30pm

Piney Grove AME Zion Church,

Clarkton, Sunday School 9:45am,

Worship Service 11am-1pm

Rehobeth AME Zion Church,

Clarkton, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11am, Tuesday

night Prayer Meeting and Bible

Study 7:30 p.m.

Savannah Temple AME Zion

Church, Lisbon Road, Clarkton,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday night

Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

St. James A.M.E. Chuch, 1630

Overlyon Road, Kelly, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m.

St. John AME Zion Church,

White Lake Road, Sunday School

10a.m., Worship Service 11a.m.,

Wednesday night Bible Study

7p.m., Community Fellowship and

Empowerment Sunday, every 2nd

Sunday 11a.m.

St. Luke AME Zion Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School

10a.m., Worship Service 11a.m.,

Wednesday night Bible Study

7p.m.

St. Peter’s AME Zion Church,

White Lake, Sunday School 10

a.m., 2nd & 4th Sundays Worship

Service 11a.m.

St. Rest AME Zion Church,

White Oak, Sunday School 10

a.m., 2nd & 4th Sundays Worship

Service 11 a.m.

St. Thomas AME Zion

Church, Hwy 53, White Oak,

Sunday School 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd

Sundays Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Service

6 p.m.

Zion Chapel AME Zion Church,

Across from TV Tower, Kelly,

Sunday School 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd

Sundays Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Service

7:30 p.m.

Assembly Of God

First Assembly of God, Hwy

410, Bladenboro, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday nights 7 p.m.

Baptist

Abbottsburg Baptist Church,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. and Sunday nights

7:30 p.m., Wednesday night Prayer

Meeting 7:30 p.m.

Baldwin Branch Baptist Church,

4047 Hwy 242 S, Elizabethtown,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 8:45 a.m. every 2nd and

4th Sunday; 11 a.m., Bible Study

Wednesday 7 p.m.

Beards Chapel Missionary

Baptist Church, Hwy 701 N of

White Lake, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Bethel Baptist Church, Dublin,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Evening Services

7 p.m., Wednesday night Prayer

Meeting 7:30 p.m.

Bladenboro First Baptist

Church, 500 Main Street,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Service

6:30 p.m.

Bladen Union Baptist

Church, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m., Bible

Study Sunday nights 6 p.m. &

Wednesday nights 7:30 p.m.

Briar Branch Baptist Church,

NC 242 near Ammon, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m.

Bryant Swamp Baptist Church,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday night

Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m.

Butters Baptist Church, 1877

Berry Lewis Road, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.,

Wednesday Prayer and Praise

Service 7:30 p.m. R/A & G/A’s

Acteens, Mission Friends firstst

and third Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.

WMU first Monday of the month 7

p.m. Brotherhood second Monday

of the month 7 p.m. Prayer meeting

each Monday 10 a.m.

Center Road Baptist Church,

2484 Center Road, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Church

Training 6 p.m., Wednesday night

Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.

Centerville Baptist Church,

Kelly, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. and 7:30

p.m., Wednesday night Worship

Service 7:30 p.m.

Christ Community Baptist

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Bladen County Church Directory

Church, Elizabethtown, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Clarkton Baptist Church,

College Street, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Community Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Council Baptist Church,

Council, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m.

Cypress Creek Missionary

Baptist Church, Garland, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

11a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

nights 7:30 p.m.

Dublin First Baptist Church,

Dublin, Early Worship Service

8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Traditional Worship Service 11

a.m., AWANA 6 p.m., Evening

Worship Service 7 p.m., Youth

Bible Study 7 p.m., Wednesday

nights 7 p.m.

Elizabethtown Baptist Church,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday night

Fellowship Supper 6 p.m., Bible

Study 6:45 p.m.

Faith Baptist Church, White

Oak, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 501

Martin Street, Elizabethtown,

Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m., Life Changing Word

Study Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Clarkton,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 11a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept

- May, 7 p.m. during summer

months.

First Missionary Baptist

Abbottsburg, Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays

Worship Service 11:30 a.m.

First New Light Baptist Church,

White Oak, Sunday School 10am,

Worship Service 11 a.m., CTU 1st

Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible Study,

Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Friendship Missionary Baptist

Church, Garland, Sunday School

9:45 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

and 7:30 p.m.

Galeed Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School

9:45 am, Worship Service 10:45

a.m., Sunday night Discipleship

Training 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

nights 7:30 p.m.

Good News Baptist Church,

intersection of Center Rd. and

N.C. 211 Bypass, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning

Worship 11 a.m., Evening Worship

6:30 p.m., Wednesday Service 7

p.m.

Grace Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Training Union 6 p.m., Wednesday

nights 7 p.m.

Grace Independent Baptist

Church, Garland, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Prayer Time 5:45 p.m., Evening

Services 6 p.m., Wednesday nights

Prayer Service and Bible Study

7 p.m.

Haw Bluff Baptist Church, 1433

Haw Bluff Road, Kelly, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday

Nights Prayer Meeting and

Children’s Services 7 p.m.

Hickory Grove Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Sunday night Discipleship

Training 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

night Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Hwy

211, Council, Sunday School 10

a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays Worship

Service 11 a.m.

Kitchen Branch Missionary

Baptist Church, Council, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Sunday Pastoral

Services 11:30 a.m.

Lisbon Baptist Church,

Clarkton, Sunday School 9:30

a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Love Grove Baptist Church,

Tar Heel, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. and 7

p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7

p.m.

Mt. Elam Missionary Baptist

Church, Hwy 210 N, Garland,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Prayer Meeting/

Bible Class Mondays 7:30 p.m.

New Center Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night Prayer Service

7:30 p.m.

New Hope Missionary Baptist

Church, 1604 White Plains Church

Road, Clarkton, 645-6464, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m., Missionary Meeting 1st

Wednesday night 6:30 p.m., BTU

(Baptist Training Union) 2nd

Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study

3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday nights

7:30 p.m.

Northside Baptist Church, 898

Sunset Park Road, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday

morning Worship 11 a.m.,

Discipleship Training 6:30 p.m.,

Sunday Evening Worship 7:30

p.m., Wednesday evening Prayer

Service and Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

Peace Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Wednesday night service 7 p.m.

Pilgrim Hill Missionary

Baptist Church, 869 Elkton Road,

Clarkton, Pastoral Services 1st

& 3rd Sundays, Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 8 p.m.

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist

Church, 851 S Braddy Plantation

Road, Council, Sunday School 10

a.m., Morning Worship 1st and

3rd Sunday 11a.m., Bible Study

Thursday 6:30 p.m., Missionary

Meeting 1st Monday each month

6:30 p.m., BTU every 2nd Sunday

11 a.m.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,

Clarkton, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Pleasant Union Missionary

Baptist Church, East Arcadia,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. on the 2th and

4th Sundays, Bible Study Monday

7 p.m.

Richardson Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Riverside Baptist Church,

Harrells, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service Sunday 11 a.m.

and 7 p.m., Wednesday 7

p.m.

Round Branch Baptist Church,

10295 Center Road, Bladenboro,

648-6026, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Worship Service 1st, 2nd, and

4th Sunday 11 a.m., Youth Worship

Service 3rd Sunday 11 a.m., Youth

Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.,

Adult Bible Study Wednesday 7

p.m.

Sandy Grove Baptist Church,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Sandhill Missionary Baptist

Church, 16920 Twisted Hickory

Road, Bladenboro

Second New Light Missionary

Baptist Church, 3201 Purdie-Hall

Rd., St. Pauls, Sunday School 9:45

a.m., Morning Worship 11:15 a.m.,

Prayer Service Wednesday 11 a.m.

&7:30 p.m.

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist

Church, 10981 Twisted Hickory

Road, Bladenboro, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday night

Bible study 7:30 p.m.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Church, Dublin, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Suggs Missionary Baptist

Church, Hwy. 53, Fayetteville,

Sunday School10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Sunday Night

Service 1st & 3rd Sunday 7:30

p.m., Wednesday Night Prayer

Service 7:30 p.m.

Tar Heel Baptist Church,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Discipleship

Training 7 p.m., Wednesday

Prayer Service 7 p.m.

West Bladenboro Baptist

Church, Village Street, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service

7 p.m.

White’s Creek Baptist Church,

Clarkton, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6:30

p.m., Sunday & Wednesday Night

7:30 p.m.

White’s Creek Missionary

Baptist Church, Libson

Community, DR 1704 off NC 87,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday Prayer

Meeting 7:30 p.m.

White Lake Baptist Church,

7585 N.C. Hwy. 41 East,

Elizabethtown, Praise and Worship

10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday morning

Worship Service 11 a.m.;

Sunday school 7 p.m.; Wednesday

Bible Study 7 p.m.

White Oak Baptist Church,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday Prayer

Service 7 p.m.

Zion Hill Baptist Church, 12418

NC Hwy 131/410 N., Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10am, Worship

Service 11 a.m., Church Training

6:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday Mission

Night 7:30 p.m., Prayer Meeting

every other Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Catholic

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic

Church, Broad St. Elizabethtown,

Spanish Mass Saturday 7 p.m.,

English Mass Saturday 5 p.m.

Church of God

Ammon Church of God, 4816

Old Fayetteville Rd., Sunday

School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wednesday

Night Bible Class 7 p.m.

Bladenboro Church of God,

211 Business, Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

7:30 p.m.

White Oak Family Worship

Center, 1932 Burney Road, White

Oak, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7 p.m.

Elizabethtown Church of God,

2326 U.S. Hwy. 242 N., Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible

Study 7 p.m.

Grace Church of God, 113 Elm

Street, Bladenboro, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

and Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.

Church of Christ

Bladen Church of Christ, 803

East Swanzy St., Elizabethtown,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

New Shiloh Church of

Christ, 801 Peanut Plant Rd,

Elizabethtown, Service Sunday

11 a.m.

Episcopal

St. Christopher’s Episcopal

Church, 2602 W. Broad St.,

Elizabethtown, Worship Service

10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist first

and third Sundays, Morning

Prayer every other Sunday in the

month.

Free Will Baptist Church

Ammon Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. & 7

p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.

Bethlehem Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Hwy 410 N., B

ladenboro

Clarkton Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. and

6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.

Dublin Pentecostal F.W. Baptist

Church, Hwy 87, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

& 6 p.m., Bible Study & Crusaders

for Christ Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Elizabethtown Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Broad St., Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

New Light Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Spinner Park

Road, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Riverside Pentecostal Church,

Airport Rd., Elizabethtown,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Rowan Pentecostal F.W. Baptist

Church, Hwy 210 near Kelly,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.

Salem Pentecostal F.W. Baptist

Church, Brown Marsh Rd.,

Clarkton, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7 p.m.

Tar Heel Free Will Baptist

Church, Old 87 Loop Rd, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7

p.m.

White Oak Free WIll Baptist

Church, Hwy. 211 Business,

Bladenboro Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. & 7

p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Original Free Will Baptist

Oak Grove Original F.W. Baptist

Church, Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10 a.m.; Worship Service

11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday;

Wednesday night 7:30 p.m.

White Oak Original F.W.

Baptist Church, Hwy 211,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. & 7

p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Holiness

Pleasant Grove United Holiness

Church, 188/150 Church Drive,

Elizabethtown, NC 28337. Sunday

school 10:30 a.m.; worship 11:30

a.m.; Bible study Tuesday nights

7 p.m.

Abbottsburg Pentecostal

Holiness Church, 14258 Twisted

Hickory Rd., Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wednesday 7:30

p.m.

Abe Branch Holiness Church,

965 Marsh Road, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning

Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening

Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday

Evening Worship 7:30 p.m.

Bethal Emmanuel Holiness

Church, Hwy 211 Business West,

Bladenboro, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. &

6:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.,

CYS Sunday 6 p.m.

Colly Chapel Church, NC 41,

White Lake, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

& 7:30 p.m., Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Davids Chapel Holiness Church

of Praise and Worship, 627 Barney

Coe Road, Kelly, Sunday School

10 a.m., Morning Worship first

and third Sunday at 11:30 a.m.,

Wednesday night Bible study, altar

prayer and tarry service 7 a.m.

Faith Fellowship Holiness

Church, Railroad St., Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Floyd’s Temple #2 Holiness

Church, Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10am, Worship Service 2nd

& 4th Sunday 11:30am, Prayer

Meeting & Bible Study 7:30pm,

Wednesday 7:30pm

Friendship Holiness Church,

Mote Road, Colly Area, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., Prayer

Meeting Wednesday 6 p.m.

Galilee Pentecostal Holiness

Church, 459 Airport Road,

Garland, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 2nd and 4th

Sunday 11 a.m., Prayer Wednesday

5 p.m., Bible Study Friday 7 p.m.,

Missionary Service 2nd Sunday

5 p.m.

Greater Robinson Temple

Holiness Church, 173 Robinson

Temple Church Road,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11:30 a.m.,

Prayer and Bible Study, Tuesdays

7:30 p.m.

Highway of Holiness Church,

528 Twisted Hickory Road, Dublin,

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning

Worship 11 a.m., Bible study 6:45

p.m., Noon Day Prayer noon.

Living Springs Church, 909

S. Poplar Street, Elizabethtown

Sunday Worship Service 10:30

a.m., Children’s Church (Ages

4-10) 10:30a.m., Wednesday Night

Bible Study, Royal Rangers, Girls

Ministries 7 p.m.

Lula’s Temple First Born

Holiness Church, Della St.,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School

10 a.m., Bible Study 7:30 p.m.,

Tuesday & Friday Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m., Worship Service 2nd &

4th Sunday 11:30 a.m.

McKoy’s Chapel First Born

Holiness Church, Dublin, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

2nd & 4th Sunday 11 a.m.

Pleasant Hill Holiness Church,

Rt. 2, Elizabethtown, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

1st Sunday 11:30 a.m., Pray

Service Friday 7:30 p.m.

Richardson Chapel Holiness

Church, Hwy. 53, Sunday School

11 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

(1st & 3rd Sundays), Wednesday

7:30 p.m.

St. James United Holy Church,

Council, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. on the

4th Sunday and 6 p.m. on the

2nd Sunday, Bible Class every 3rd

Monday 7 p.m.

St. Matthews Holiness Church

by Faith, 4681 Old Fayetteville Rd.,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11:30 a.m., Wednesday

7:30 p.m.

Independent

The Apostolic Way Church,

Hwy. 53, Lagoon, Sunday School

10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

& 6:30 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Bible Crusaders, Crusaders

Mission, 700 Poplar St.,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.(1st,

2nd & 3rd Sunday), Bible Study

Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

Bible Faith Assembly of God,

Elizabethtown, Leadership

Training 10am, Worship Service

11 a.m.

Calvary Independent Church,

405 Main St., Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10am, Worship Service 11

a.m. & 7 p.m., Wednesday 7:30

p.m.

Christian Faith Independent

Church, 400 Main St., Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Elizabethtown Deliverance

Evangelistic Center, 412-A Peanut

Road, Elizabethtown, Sunday

School 10am, Worship Service

11a.m., Bible study: Prayer 7 p.m.

Bible study 7:30 p.m.

Fellowship Bible Church,

2803 Waddell St., NC 87 East,

Elizabethtown, Worship Service

10:30 a.m.

God’s Freedom & Faith

Independent Church, Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Graham Tabernacle FBH

Church, 281 Grand Road, Clarkton,

647-0294, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11:30 a.m.,

Mission Night Tuesday 7:30 p.m.,

Bible Study Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.

Holy Temple of Living

Water Ministries, 109 Hill St.,

Elizabethtown, Sunday Worship

Service 10 a.m., Thursday Prayer

and Bible Study 7 p.m.

Liberty Worship Center, 89

North Grove St., Clarkton, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship

11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday

7 p.m.

Love Mission Christian

Center,408 Hwy. 242, Bladenboro,

Worship Service Sunday 10 a.m.,

Thursday 7:30 p.m.

New Beginnings Fellowship of

Elizabethtown, Sunday school 10

a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m.,

Sunday night service 7 p.m., Bible

study Wednesday 7 p.m.

New Faith Ministries

Fellowship, 56 3rd Street,

Dublin, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.,

Wednesday 7 p.m.

New Testament Missionary

Church, McKoy Rd, Lisbon,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays

11:30a.m., Prayer Service

Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Bible Study

Friday 8 p.m.

Outreach For Christ Church,

Hwy. 211 Business W., Bladenboro,

Sunday School 10am, Worship

Service 11am & 6pm, Wednesday

7:30pm

St. James United Holy Church,

Brady Plantation Road, Carvers

Creek Community, Sunday School

10am, Worship Service 2nd &

4th Sundays 11am, Bible Class

Tuesday 7pm, Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 7pm

Sweet Home Holiness Church,

Sweet Home Church Road,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School

9:45 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

& 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Second Chance Community

Church, 1615 River Rd., at

Harmony Hall in White Oak,

Sunday school 10:15 a.m., Worship

service 11 a.m., Sunday evening

worship 7 p.m., Wednesday night

prayer service 7 p.m.

Greater Mount Calvary Church

of Deliverance, Airport Road,

Elizabethtown, Sunday school

10:30 a.m.; Worship service 1st,

2nd and 3rd Sunday 11:30 a.m.;

Prayer service Tuesday 7 p.m.; and

Bible study Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Methodist

Bethelehem United Methodist

Church, NC 53, White Oak,

Sunday School 11 a.m., Worship

Service 10 a.m.

Bluefield United Methodist

Church, 8697 Lisbon Road,

Clarkton, Worship Service 9:30

a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Carvers Creek, Council,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 11 a.m.

Clarkton United Methodist

Church, 9050 U. S. Hwy. 701 S.,

Clarkton, Worship Service 11 a.m.

Live Oak United Methodist

Church, Hwy 53 & Live Oak

Methodist Church Road, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m.

Pleasant Grove United

Methodist Church, Pleasant Grove

Church Road, Bladenboro, Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m.

Purdie Untied Methodist

Church, Tar Heel, Sunday School

11 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.

Singletary United Methodist

Church, Hwy 410, Dublin, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services

8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist

Church, 901 W. Broad St.,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School

9:45 a.m., Worship Services at 8:30

a.m. and 11 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist

Church, Hwy 53, Kelly, Sunday

School 10:45 a.m., Worship

Service 9:30 a.m.

Wesley’s Chapel United

Methodist Church, Peanut Road,

Rt. 3, Elizabethtown, Sunday

School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service

11 a.m.

Windsor United Methodist

Church, Hwy 242, Ammon,

Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Service 8:45 a.m., Wednesday

Night Fellowship 6 p.m.

Presbyterian

Acme Presbyterian Church,

Hwy 87, Riegelwood, Worship

Service 10 a.m., Fellowship 11

a.m.

Beth Car Presbyterian Church,

Sunday School 10am, Worship

Service 11am

Clarkton Presbyterian Church,

College Street, Sunday School

10am, Worship Service 11am

Elizabethtown Presbyterian

Church, Broad & Morehead

Streets, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m.

Mount Horeb Presbyterian

Church, Hwy 87 & SR 1712,

Sunday School 10:30am, Worship

Service 9:30am

Second Presbyterian Church,

Dunham & Williams Streets,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School

10am, Worship Service 11am 2nd

& 4th Sundays

White Plains Presbyterian

Church, Sunday School 10am,

Worship Service 11am

Seventh Day Adventist

Elizabethtown Seventh-day

Adventist Church, 403 Broad

Street, Saturday Sabbath School

9:45 a.m., Church Service

11:30a.m., Prayer Service Tuesday

7 p.m.

Philadelphia Seventh Day

Adventist Church, 1855 Microwave

Tower Road, Council, Saturday

Sabbath School 9:45 a.m., Church

Service 11 a.m., Wednesday Prayer

Service 7 p.m.

Deliverance

Abundant Life Deliverance

Center, 412-A Peanut Rd.,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School

9:45 a.m., Morning Worship

11am, Empower-ment/Fellowship

Service 5 p.m., Thursday evening

Empowerment Bible Study

7 p.m.Church of Deliverance,

Clarkton, Sunday School 10 a.m.,

Worship Service 11 a.m. & 7:30

p.m.

Greater Omni Deliverance

Church, 112 Swanzy Street,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,

Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Full Gospel Christian Church,

Richardson Street, Elizabethtown,

Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Sunday

School 10 a.m., Worship Service

11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

United Pentecostal

United Pentecostal Church,

Hwy. 701 N., Lakewood Plaza,

Elizabethtown, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11am &

6:30pm, Wednesday 7:30pm

Clarkton Pentecostal F.W.

Baptist Church, Sunday School 10

a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. & 6

p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.


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B

Cathy

Elliott

Talkin’

NASCAR

Hall of

famers

FRIDAY

Jan. 27, 2012

Page 1B

Editor’s note: Cathy Elliott remains

on hiatus from the holidays and this

column, by Kerry Tharp, is being

used in place of her weekly submission.

Elliott’s column will return in

February.

CHARLOTTE — “A legend

for everyone” describes the

NASCAR Hall of Fame’s third

class of inductees enshrined

Friday, Jan. 20.

Here’s the versatile list. Dale Inman

– an eight-time champion, he’s the first

to be inducted based on his primary

role as a crew chief. Darrell Waltrip and

Cale Yarborough – a pair of three-time

NASCAR premier series champions,

who won a combined 167 races. Glen

Wood – the legendary car owner whose

team has raced in seven decades, compiling

98 wins. And the late Richie

Evans – a nine-time NASCAR Modified

champion, the first to be inducted from

outside NASCAR’s premier division.

Their induction ceremony – held in

the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte

Convention Center – increased the

NASCAR Hall of Fame’s membership

to 15.

Inman, Richard Petty’s first cousin,

is generally credited with inventing

the modern role of crew chief. He

won seven championships with Petty

Enterprises and an eighth with Billy

Hagan and driver Terry Labonte in

1984. Randleman County’s Inman, 75,

who retired from the sport in 1998,

won 193 times. The list of current

NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chiefs learning

at Inman’s side is a lengthy one.

“I’m kind of familiar with this ring,”

said Inman, referring to his NASCAR

Hall of Fame ring. “For the last two or

three years Richard has put it in my

face a bunch of times.”

As host Mike Joy said, “Tonight,

Dale Inman and Richard are together

again, as NASCAR Hall of Fame members.”

Like Ned Jarrett, a member of the

second class of the NASCAR Hall of

Fame, Waltrip is both champion driver

and distinguished television broadcaster.

Waltrip won championships in

1981-82 and 1985 driving for NASCAR

Hall of Famer Junior Johnson. The

Owensboro, Ky., native won 84 times

in 809 starts ranking fourth on the alltime

NASCAR Sprint Cup victory list

with Bobby Allison, also a member of

the Hall’s second class. Waltrip, 64, has

been the lead NASCAR on FOX analyst

since 2001.

“I was telling (wife) Stevie earlier

this week that I hoped I wouldn’t get

emotional tonight, but she reminded

me ‘Honey, you always get emotional

about the things you are passionate

about,’” Waltrip said. “This night,

these men, and the people in this room,

they’re what inspire me.”

Wood, a four-time NASCAR premier

series winner, left the driver’s seat to

own the fabled No. 21 Wood Brothers

Ford team. With his four brothers, who

include NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee

and crew chief Leonard Wood, the organization

counts 98 victories, including

its fifth Daytona 500 win in 2011 with

20-year-old Trevor Bayne. Those who

drove for the 86-year-old Wood’s Stuart,

Va.-based team included fellow inductee

Yarborough, NASCAR Hall of Famer

David Pearson, A.J. Foyt and road racer

Dan Gurney.

“This is not just about me being

inducted in the Hall of Fame,” said

Wood. “It’s also about the Wood

Brothers. And it’s about NASCAR. And

I’m proud to have been a NASCAR

driver and car owner for the past 60

years, and I’m proud of this great

honor.”

Yarborough, a native of Sardis, S.C.,

made NASCAR premier series history

in 1978 when he won his third consecutive

championship, a record that

stood until Jimmie Johnson claimed

his fourth straight title in 2009.

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BLADEN JOURNAL

EAST BLADEN BASKETBALL

East rips South Columbus

Eagles

manhandle

the Stallions

Staff report

TABOR CITY — There was

no rust showing from an 11-day

layoff for East Bladen High, as

the Eagles manhandled a pesky

South Columbus High team on

Tuesday, 50-33.

The Waccamaw Conference

win improved the Eagles to 5-1,

14-2 overall.

The two teams battled to a

6-6 knot midway through the

first quarter before the Stallions

closed the period on a 6-2 run

and took a 12-8 lead into the

second stanza.

But the Eagles tied things up

at 12-12 early in the quarter and

then used a tenacious defense

to thwart any offensive uprising

by South Columbus before

halftime. When the half had

expired, East Bladen had outscored

the Stallions by a 15-4

margin in the period and took

a 23-16 lead into intermission.

East Bladen coach Ken Cross

must have liked what he saw

in the second quarter, and the

Eagles did more of the same in

the third quarter. A Ray Beatty

3-pointer opened the second

half and East Bladen went on to

outplay South Columbus in the

period, outscoring the Stallions

by a 15-7 verdict and extending

the lead to 38-23.

That lead grew to 21 at 46-25

in the fourth quarter, all but

sealing the outcome for the

Eagles.

“We played well defensively

after the first quarter,” Cross

said. “We took their big guy

(Pharoah McKever) out of the

game and it paid off.”

Montrel Rogers led East

Bladen with 14 points on two

3-pointers, while Jessie Johnson

had 11.

Eagles win, 63-42

In Elizabethtown on

Wednesday, the Eagles got

double-figure scoring from

four players and handed East

Columbus High a 63-42 nonconference

loss.

The win improved East

Staff report

See Eagles | 2B

WEST BLADEN BASKETBALL

Gillespie lifts the

Knights to a ‘W’

SOUTHPORT — A Justib

Gillespie shot with just 2 seconds

to spare gave West Bladen High

a Waccamaw Conference win on

Tuesday over South Brunswick

High, 42-40.

The win improves the Knights

to 7-1 atop the conference standings,

14-5 overall.

The victory was all the more

impressive by West Bladen, since

they were playing without their

leading scorer and rebounder in

D.J. Mason. His absence was for

undisclosed reasons.

The Knights and Cougars battled

back and forth through the

first half as the defenses shone.

West Bladen picked off numerous

South Brunswick passes, but

could not convert at the offensive

end and were often given

one shot only.

The Cougars were protecting

Kenny Armstrong | Bladen Journal

Jessie Johnson pops a jumper from the left wide for East Bladen.

Johnson scored 11 points for the Eagles in the Waccamaw Conference

win over South Columbus High on Tuesday.

an 8-7 lead as the first quarter

ended, but that lead became

a 17-17 knot at the end of the

first half.

The see-saw battle continued

after intermission, and when

the third quarter closed the

Knights had taken a slim 28-27

edge.

Over the course of the final

8 minutes, Devonta Smith,

Shaquan Whitfield and Gillespie

each scored five points to lead

West Bladen, but none were bigger

than Gillespie’s final bucket.

That came as the Knights

worked the clock down more

than 50 seconds looking for a

final shot, and it was Gillespie’s

to take.

He managed to find room

down inside and put the ball

up — good.

Smith led West Bladen with

14 points, while Gillespie and

Whitfield each scored eight.

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Johnson

leads the

Lady Eagles

to 41-23 win

Staff report

TABOR CITY — Zhane

Johnson and the Lady

Eagles all but put the game

away in the first half of

Tuesday’s win over South

Columbus High, and East

Bladen cruised to a 45-26

Waccamaw Conference victory.

The win improves the

Lady Eagles to 5-1 in the

conference, 11-5 overall.

The game opened in backand-forth

style until East

Bladen erased an 8-7 deficit

and never looked back. The

Lady Eagles closed the first

quarter on a 7-3 run to take

a 14-11 edge into the second

stanza, fueled by a Johnson

3-pointer.

South Columbus closed

the gap to one early in the

second quarter, but free

throws by Melissa Macon

and Abbey Norris put East

Bladen up by 20-14 and the

Lady Eagles closed the half

with a 10-5 spurt sparked by

another Johnson 3-pointer

for a 30-19 halftime lead.

The third quarter was

slowdown time for East

Bladen, as they worked

the clock against the Lady

Stallions.

Alexus Smith and Norris

scored the Lady Eagles’

only pair of baskets in the

quarter, but the home team

could manage just a single

bucket over the 8 minutes

and East Bladen upped its

lead to 34-21 with one quarter

to go.

The final 8 minutes

wasn’t much different than

the previous 8 minutes, as

East Bladen used the clock

to its advantage and held

South Columbus to just two

points. Meanwhile Macon

nailed another 3-pointer to

spark a 7-2 run through the

fourth frame and seal the

win.

Johnson led the lady

Eagles with 22 points —

See Ladies | 2B

Contributed photo

Black belt winner

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Instructor Daniel Miller from Carolina

Karate in Bladenboro competed in the 2012 War Angel

Challenge in Dillon, S.C., where he took first place in the

Black Belt Super Heavy Weight Division.


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coreboard ...

LocaL resuLts

BOYS BASKETBALL

West Bladen 42

South Brunswick 40

West Bladen 7-10-9-16 — 42

S. Brunswick 8-9-8-15 — 40

Highlights: For West Bladen,

Devonta Smith scored 14 points;

Justin Gillespie scored eight

points, including the winning

basket with 2 seconds to play;

Shaquan Whitfield scored eight

points.

Records:

West Bladen 7-1, 14-5.

Jayvee:

West Bladen wins, 61-45.

East Bladen 50

South Columbus 33

East Bladen 8-15-15-12 — 50

S. Columbus 12-4-7-10 — 33

Highlights: For East Bladen,

Montrel Rogers scored 14 points;

Jessie Johnson scored 11 points;

Ray Beatty scored eight points

with two 3-pointers.

Records: East Bladen 5-1, 14-2;

South Columbus 2-6, 5-9.

East Bladen 63

East Columbus 42

East Columbus 7-9-14-12 — 42

East Bladen 19-13-9-22 — 63

Highlights: For East Bladen,

Alex Stephens scored 14 points;

Jaquan Jones scored 12 points;

Ray Beatty scored 11 points;

Montrel Rogers scored 10 points.

Records: East Bladen 15-2;

East Columbus 6-9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

East Bladen 45

South Columbus 26

East Bladen 14-16-4-11 — 45

S. Columbus 11-8-2-5 — 26

Highlights: For East Bladen,

Zhane Johnson scored 22 points;

Melissa Macon scored 10 points,

Abbey Norris grabbed seven

rebounds.

Records: East Bladen 5-1, 11-5.

West Bladen 46

South Brunswick 26

West Bladen 13-11-14-8 — 46

S. Brunswick 3-8-7-8 — 26

Highlights: For West Bladen,

Courtney Thompson scored 16

points and grabbed 20 rebounds;

Lexi Storms had 12 rebounds; nine

Lady Knights scored in the game.

Records: West Bladen 5-3,

10-8.

East Columbus 35

East Bladen 18

E. Columbus 6-8-10-11 — 35

East Blade 8-0-6-4 — 18

Highlights: For East Bladen,

Zhane Johnson scored 13 pionts

and grabbed six rebounds; Abbey

Norris had six rbounds.

Records: East Bladen 11-6.

Coaches are

urged to report

their results to the

Bladen Journal by

e-mail to

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heartland

publications.com

Ladies

From page 1A

18 in the first half.

Macon added 10 points

for East Bladen, while

Norris scored six and

grabbed seven rebounds.

Lady Eagles fall

In Elizabethtown on

Wednesday, the Lady

Eagles ran into a buzz

saw at took a 35-18 nonconference

loss at the

hands of East Columbus

High.

The loss drops East

Bladen to 11-6 overall

and is the fewest points

scored by a Lady Eagles

team in years.

East Bladen opened

the game strong and

took an 8-6 advantage

after the first quarter.

But the Lady Gators

responded with a stiff

defense that shut the

Lady Eagles down in

the second half. East

Columbus put together

an 8-0 second stanza to

go into halftime with a

14-8 lead.

The two teams all

but traded points in the

third quarter before the

buzzer sounded with the

Lady Gators holding a

24-14 edge.

Any chance of an East

Bladen rally was closed

off by East Columbus

down the stretch, as the

Lady Gators outscored

the Lady Eagles by an

11-4 margin in the fourth

quarter to claim the win.

Zhane Johnson led

East Bladen with 13

points and shared

rebounding honors with

Abbey Norris (six each).

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Thompson’s double-double leads the Lady Knights

Staff report

SOUTHPORT —

West Bladen High

center Courtney

Thompson was all

but unstoppable on

Tuesday, leading

the Lady Knights to

a 46-26 Waccamaw

Conference win over

South Brunswick High.

The victory improves

West Bladen to 5-3 in

the conference and

10-8 overall.

West Bladen sharp-

Elliott

From page 1B

Yarborough, now 72,

won 83 times – sixth

all-time – including

four Daytona 500s. The

majority of his wins

came in cars fielded by

Junior Johnson.

“Racing is like a big,

tall ladder,” Yarborough

said. “When you begin,

you’re at the bottom. And

it’s a long, hard climb.

And tonight, I feel like

I’m standing on the top

step.”

Evans, nicknamed the

“Rapid Roman” by virtue

of racing out of Rome,

N.Y., won nine championships

over a 13-year

span – including eight in

a row – driving modified

stock cars, primarily a

race car fashioned from

pre-World War II coupes

Eagles

From page 1A

Bladen to 15-2 overall.

The Eagles set the

tone early by racing out

to a 19-7 lead after the

opening 8 minutes that

featured a 13-2 spurt

fueled by a 3-pointer

from Jessie Jones.

The Gators began the

second quarter with a

9-2 run, but East Bladen

put an end to it and

finished the half on an

11-0 explosion that gave

the Eagles a 32-16 lead

at intermission.

East Columbus came

out of the half and put

together a 14-7 spurt

to narrow the deficit to

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fired in a 3-pointer to

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Lady Knights, sparking

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His bright orange No. 61

cars became legendary

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U.S. Evans won

an estimated 475 times

frequently racing seven

nights a week. He lost

his life at the age of 44 in

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in Virginia, having

clinched his ninth championship

a week prior.

“I know you’re here in

spirit as the number 61

(Evans’ racing number)

appears often in my life,

even as I checked into

the hotel the number

61 came up,” said Lynn

Evans, who accepted on

her departed husband’s

behalf. “I’d especially

39-30, but a late bucket

by Alex Stephens put

East Bladen’s lead back

to double figures after

three quarters, 41-30.

Montrel Rogers

sparked a 22-12 fourth

quarter run for the

Eagles with a dunk early

in the period and Jones

canned another 3-pointer

to help seal the win.

Stephens led the

Eagles with 14 points,

followed by Jaquan

Jones with 12, Ray

Beatty with 11 and

Rogers with 10. Eight

East Bladen players

scored in the game.

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margin and building a

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The two teams traded

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Thompson had yet

another double-double

for West Bladen, scoring

16 points and dominating

the backboards

with 20 rebounds.

Lexi Storms added

12 rebounds for West

Bladen. In all, nine

Lady Knights scored in

the game.

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Jan. 28

n A wild game cook

off and barbecue supper

will take place at

Elizabethtown Baptist

Church in Elizabethtown

from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Supper will start at 5:30

p.m. Events will include

a 3D archery shoot, long

range and iron buck shoot,

bounce houses for the

children, and U.S.D.A.

Wildlife services trapping

trailer. There will

be door prizes and more.

The grand prize will be

pheasant tower hunt at

Allen Brothers Hunting

Preserve. The church is

located at 1800 W. Broad

Street, Elizabethtown.

—Join a park ranger

for a discussion about the

red-cockaded woodpecker

which calls Jones Lake

State Park home. Learn

about the many adaptations

that make this bird

unique. Participants

should meet at the Jones

Lake State Park Visitors

Center at 10 a.m. The

program will be followed

by a short hike. The event

is free and open to the

public.

n The Bladen

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September 1962 was swearing in

time for three Bladen County men,

as they began their service with

the U.S. Navy. In the photo, Lt.

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three men: H.L. Woodell of Dublin,

the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer L.

Woodell; E.T. Robeson of Dublin,

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will be welcome.

Feb. 2

n Jane Pait, author

from White Oak, will

read her new book, THE

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at the bookmark program

Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4

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n UniverSoul Tickets

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hundred tickets have been

ordered for the Friday,

March 9, show. Tickets

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time is 10:30 a.m. At

the Walnut Creek Alltel

Pavilion in Raleigh.

Transportation will not be

provided. For tickets or

more information contact,

Ilka McElveen at 910-391-

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March 16

n Deadline for applications

for the 9th annual

N.C. St. Patricks Day

pageant to be held on

March 24. Divisions are

female birth and up and

males 2 to 4 years old.

Applications can be picked

up at Toddlers & Teens in

Elizabethtown and Sugar

& Spice in Whiteville or

call Marie at 910-809-0095

or Gloria at 910-515-6634.

Ongoing

n Alcoholics

Anonymous meets every

Monday and Thursday at

7:30 p.m. at the hospital

cafeteria in Elizabethtown.

Anonymity will be respected.

For more information,

contact Jim L. at 910-824-

1849 or 910-433-2276.

n Grandparents and

kinship caregiver’s raising

grandchildren support

group meets every third

Wednesday of the month

at the Bladen County

Division on Aging located

at 608 McLeod Street,

Elizabethtown. For more

information, call 910-872-

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n The Bladen County

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Martin Luther King

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n The Bladenboro

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11 SP 104, AMENDED NOTICE

OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NORTH CAROLINA, BLADEN COUNTY

Under and by virtue of a Power of

Sale contained in that certain Deed of

Trust executed by Joyce M. Mussel-

white to Lawyers Title Realty Service,

Trustee(s), which was dated April 25,

2007 and recorded on May 22, 2007

in Book 00613 at Page 0884, Bladen

County Registry, North Carolina. De-

fault having been made of the note

thereby secured by the said Deed of

Trust and the undersigned, Trustee

Services of Carolina, LLC, having

been substituted as Trustee in said

Deed of Trust, and the holder of the

note evidencing said default having

directed that the Deed of Trust be

foreclosed, the undersigned Substi-

tute Trustee will offer for sale at the

courthouse door of the county court-

house where the property is located,

or the usual and customary location

at the county courthouse for con-

ducting the sale on February 8, 2012

at 12:00PM, and will sell to the high-

est bidder for cash the following de-

scribed property situated in Bladen

County, North Carolina, to wit: ALL

THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF

LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF BE-

THEL TOWNSHIP, BLADEN COUNTY,

NORTH CAROLINA AND MORE PAR-

TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF

LAND, CONTAINING .77 ACRE, MORE

OR LESS, EXCLUSIVE OF ROAD

RIGHT-OF-WAY AND BEING SHOWN

ON SURVEY FOR JOSEPH C. BASILE,

PREPARED APRIL 8, 1988 BY LLOYD R.

WALKER, REGISTERED LAND SUR-

VEYOR, AND BEING MORE PARTICU-

LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE-

GINNING AT A NAIL IN THE CENTER-

LINE OF N.C. HIGHWAY 41 AS SHOWN

ON THE AFORESAID PLAT AND RUNS

THENCE WITH THE PEARL C. HESTER

LINE NORTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES

EAST 515.50 FEET TO AN OLD IRON

AND A PLAT IN THE GERTRUDE C.

GARNER LINE; THENCE WITH THE

GARNER LINE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 11

MINUTES EAST 80.71 FEET TO AN

OLD IRON; THENCE WITH THE PEARL

C. HESTER LINE SOUTH 00 DEGREES

35 MINUTES EAST 454.30 FEET TO A

NAIL IN THE CENTERLINE OF N.C.

HIGHWAY 41; THENCE AS THE CEN-

TERLINE OF SAID HIGHWAY SOUTH

85 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST 96.70

FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF

BEGINNING. TAX ID #: 15-07102

BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM JOHN

HEUSKIN AND WIFE, PAT HESKIN AS

SET FORTH IN DEED BOOK 355, PAGE

796 AND RECORDED ON

04/13/1995, BLADEN COUNTY RE-

CORDS. THE SOURCE DEED AS

STATED ABOVE IS THE LAST RECORD

OF VESTING FILED FOR THIS PROP-

ERTY. THERE HAVE BEEN NO VESTING

CHANGES SINCE THE DATE OF THE

ABOVE REFERENCED SOURCE. Save

and except any releases, deeds of re-

lease or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as

8104 NC Highway 41 West, Bladen-

boro, NC 28320. Third party pur-

chasers must pay the excise tax, and

the court costs of Forty-Five Cents

(45) per One Hundred Dollars

($100.00) pursuant to NCGS

7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no

personal checks) of five percent (5%)

of the purchase price, or Seven Hun-

dred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), which-

ever is greater, will be required at the

time of the sale. Following the expi-

ration of the statutory upset bid pe-

riod, all the remaining amounts are

immediately due and owing. Said

property to be offered pursuant to

this Notice of Sale is being offered

for sale, transfer and conveyance AS

IS WHERE IS. There are no represen-

tations of warranty relating to the ti-

tle or any physical, environmental,

health or safety conditions existing

in, on, at, or relating to the property

being offered for sale. This sale is

made subject to all prior liens, un-

paid taxes, any unpaid land transfer

taxes, special assessments, ease-

ments, rights of way, deeds of re-

lease, and any other encumbrances

or exceptions of record. To the best

of the knowledge and belief of the

undersigned, the current owner(s) of

the property is/are Joyce M. Mussel-

white. An Order for possession of the

property may be issued pursuant to

G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the pur-

chaser and against the party or par-

ties in possession by the clerk of su-

perior court of the county in which

the property is sold. Any person who

occupies the property pursuant to a

rental agreement entered into or re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

may, after receiving the notice of

sale, terminate the rental agreement

upon 10 days written notice to the

landlord. The notice shall also state

that upon termination of a rental

agreement, the tenant is liable for

rent due under the rental agreement

prorated to the effective date of the

termination. If the trustee is unable

to convey title to this property for

any reason, the sole remedy of the

purchaser is the return of the de-

posit. Reasons of such inability to

convey include, but are not limited

to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition

prior to the confirmation of the sale

and reinstatement of the loan with-

out the knowledge of the trustee. If

the validity of the sale is challenged

by any party, the trustee, in their sole

discretion, if they believe the chal-

lenge to have merit, may request the

court to declare the sale to be void

and return the deposit. The pur-

chaser will have no further remedy.

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC

Substitute Trustee

Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC

5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200

Wilmington, NC 28403

PHONE: (910) 392-4988

FAX: (910) 392-8587

File No.: 11-14603-FC01

BS012712 1/27 2/3

NORTH CAROLINA

BLADEN COUNTY

Administration/Administratrix Notice

Having qualified as Administrator

CTA of the estate of Anthony Vigari,

deceased, late of Bladen County,

North Carolina. This is to notify all

persons, firms and corporations hav-

ing claims against the estate of said

deceased to present the bills to me,

the undersigned at 2400 N. Bullard

Ave., Goodyear, AZ. 85395, on or

before the 8th day of April, 2012.

This Notice will be pleaded in bar of

their recovery. All persons indebted

to said estate please make immediate

payment.

This the 6th day of January 2012.

David Mark Vigari, Administrator CTA

of the Estate of Anthony Vigari

7967 NC Hwy 41 W.

Bladenboro, NC 28320

AV010612 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Legals

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

OF NORTH CAROLINA, SUPERIOR

COURT DIVISION, BLADEN COUNTY,

11 SP 43, IN THE MATTER OF THE

FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST

EXECUTED BY FLORINE JOHNSON

GRAHAM AND KEITH A. GRAHAM

AND ROSA L. GRAHAM DATED JULY

16, 1996 AND RECORDED IN BOOK

375 AT PAGE 839 IN THE BLADEN

COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH

CAROLINA, NOTICE OF SALE

Under and by virtue of the power and

authority contained in the above-ref-

erenced deed of trust and because of

default in the payment of the secured

indebtedness and failure to perform

the stipulation and agreements

therein contained and, pursuant to

demand of the owner and holder of

the secured debt, the undersigned

substitute trustee will expose for sale

at public auction to the highest bid-

der for cash at the usual place of sale

at the county courthouse of said

county at 11:30 AM on February 2,

2012 the following described real es-

tate and any other improvements

which may be situated thereon, in

Bladen County, North Carolina, and

being more particularly described as

follows: That certain tract of land

shown on survey and plat entitled

SURVEY for Walter Graham and Wife,

Florine Graham, date June 25, 1973,

prepared by Willis & Walker, Regis-

tered Surveyors, recorded in Deed

Book 295, Page 707, Bladen County

Registry, and more particularly de-

scribed as follows: Beginning at an

iron pipe, a corner of the lands of

Gozia Graham, said beginning corner

being located south 11 degrees 30

minutes West 19.4 feet from an old

iron corner of the lands of James

Carrer, and runs from said beginning

corner South 58 degrees 15 minutes

East 210 feet to an iron pipe; thence

with the Goria Graham lands South

21 degrees 45 minutes West 210 feet

to an iron pipe thence with the Goria

Graham lands North 68 degrees 15

minutes West 210 feet to an iron

pipe; thence with the Goria Graham

lands North 21 degrees 45 minutes

East 210 feet to the beginning, con-

taining 1.0 acre, more or less. And

Being more commonly known as: 343

Willie Rd, Riegelwood, NC 28456.

The record owner(s) of the property,

as reflected on the records of the

Register of Deeds, is/are Florine J.

Graham (Life Estate) and Keith A.

Graham (Remainder). The property to

be offered pursuant to this notice of

sale is being offered for sale, transfer

and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS."

Neither the Trustee nor the holder of

the note secured by the deed of

trust, being foreclosed, nor the offi-

cers, directors, attorneys, employees,

agents or authorized representative

of either Trustee or the holder of the

note make any representation or

warranty relating to the title or any

physical, environmental, health or

safety conditions existing in, on, at

or relating to the property being of-

fered for sale. Any and all responsi-

bilities or liabilities arising out of or

in any way relating to any such con-

dition expressly are disclaimed. This

sale is made subject to all prior liens

and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes

and assessments including but not

limited to any transfer tax associated

with the foreclosure. A deposit of

five percent (5%) of the amount of

the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars

($750.00), whichever is greater, is

required and must be tendered in the

form of certified funds at the time of

the sale. This sale will be held open

ten days for upset bids as required

by law. Following the expiration of

the statutory upset period, all re-

maining amounts are IMMEDIATELY

DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit

funds in a timely manner will result

in a Declaration of Default and any

deposit will be frozen pending the

outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NO-

TICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If

you are a tenant residing in the

property, be advised that an Order

for Possession of the property may

be issued in favor of the purchaser.

Also, if your lease began or was re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

be advised that you may terminate

the rental agreement upon 10 days

written notice to the landlord. You

may be liable for rent due under the

agreement prorated to the effective

date of the termination.

The date of this Notice is January 12,

2012.

02-33059, Katherine JoAnn Begor

Attorney for Substitute Trustee

10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 28216

(704) 333-8107

http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/

SI012012 1/20 1/27

NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND

CREDITORS Estate of Carl W. Binkley

The undersigned having qualified as

Administrator C.T.A. of the Estate of

Carl W. Binkley, Deceased, late of

Bladen County, North Carolina, this is

to notify all persons, firms, and cor-

porations having claims against the

estate to exhibit them to the under-

signed at the office of DAVIS &

BREWER ATTORNEYS, 104 Stadium

Oaks Drive, Suite C, Clemmons,

North Carolina, 27012, on or before

the 20th day of April, 2012, or this

notice will be pleaded in bar of their

recovery. All persons indebted to the

estate will please make immediate

payment.

This 20th day of January 2012.

Lisa Hayes, Administrator, C.T. A. of

the Estate of Carl W. Binkley

By: Edward Y. Brewer

PO Drawer 786

104 Stadium Oaks Drive, Suite C

Clemmons, NC 27012

DB012012 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10

NORTH CAROLINA

BLADEN COUNTY

Administration/Administratrix Notice

Having qualified as Administratrix of

the estate of Dewey Anthony Russ,

deceased, late of Bladen County,

North Carolina. This is to notify all

persons, firms and corporations hav-

ing claims against the estate of said

deceased to present the bills to me,

the undersigned at 18528 Hwy 410

South, Bladenboro, NC 28320, on or

before the 8th day of April, 2012.

This Notice will be pleaded in bar of

their recovery. All persons indebted

to said estate please make immediate

payment.

This the 6th day of January 2012.

Connie Russ, Administratrix of the

Estate of Dewey Anthony Russ

18528 Hwy 410 South

Bladenboro, NC 28320

DAR010612 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Legals

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF BLADEN

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

DISTRICT COURT DIVISION

FILE NO.: 11 CVD 378

NOTICE OF SALE

COUNTY OF BLADEN, Plaintiff

vs

JASON A. HALL or if deceased,

all assignees, heirs at law devisees of

JASON A. HALL, together with all his

creditors and lienholders regardless

of how or through whom they claim

and any and all persons claiming any

interest in the estates of JASON A.

HALL, and UNITED STATES DEPART-

MENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL

REVENUE SERVICE (Lienholder), CAPE

FEAR FARM CREDIT, ACA (Lienholder)

BENJAMIN R. WARRICK, TRUSTEE (Li-

enholder) CITIFINANCIAL AUTO COR-

PORATION d/b/a TRANSOUTH FI-

NANCIAL CORPORATION (Lienholder),

Defendants.

Under and by virtue of an Order of

the Clerk of Superior Court of Bladen

County, North Carolina, made and

entered in the action entitled

COUNTY OF BLADEN vs. JASON A.

HALL, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT

OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVE-

NUE SERVICE (Lienholder), CAPE FEAR

FARM CREDIT, ACA (Lienholder),

BENJAMIN R. WARRICK, TRUSTEE (Li-

enholder) CITIFINANCIAL AUTO

CORPORATION d/b/a TRANSOUTH

FINANCIAL CORPORATION (Lien-

holder), or if deceased, all assignees,

heirs at law devisees of JASON A.

HALL, together with all their creditors

and lien holders regardless of how or

through whom they claim and any

and all persons claiming any interest

in the estate of JASON A. HALL the

undersigned Commissioner will, on

the 20th day of February, 2012, of-

fer for sell and sell for cash, to the

highest bidder at public sale, at the

Courthouse door in Bladen County,

North Carolina in Elizabethtown, at

12:00 oclock noon, the following de-

scribed real estate, lying and being in

Turnbull Township, State and County

aforesaid, and more particularly de-

scribed in Exhibit A attached hereto

and incorporated herein by reference

as if set out in full herein.

Exhibit A

Lying and being in Turnbull Town-

ship, Bladen County, North Carolina

and being more particularly de-

scribed as follows: BEGINNING at an

old nail in the center of SR 1002, said

BEGINNING point being located North

32 degrees 10 minutes East 30 feet

from a rebar in the Southwestern

margin of SR 1002, said rebar being

the Northwesternmost corner of the

Macy H. Johnson Lot as described in

Deed Book 241, Page 484, Bladen

County Registry, and runs thence

from said Beginning point North 57

degrees 30 minutes West 122.0 feet

with the center of SR 1002 to a nail

in the center of said highway; thence

South 32 degrees 10 minutes West

387.7 feet to a rebar; thence South

57 degrees 30 minutes East 122.0

feet to a old rebar, the Southwestern

corner of the Macy Johnson Lot;

thence North 32 degrees 10 minutes

East 387.7 feet to the point of the

Beginning, containing 1.0 acres,

more or less, exclusive of the right of

way for SR 1002. And being the same

property shown and delineated on

Survey for Eugene Cotton and wife

Mary J. Cotton, prepared by Lloyd R.

Walker, Registered Surveyor, dated

August 21, 1981. This sale will be

made subject to all outstanding

taxes, assessments, and other liens

not included in the Judgment in the

above entitled action. A deposit of

10% of the successful bid will be re-

quired.

This is the 19 day of January 2012.

ALLEN M. JOHNSON

ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF

P.O. BOX 2212

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC 28337

(910) 862-2252

JL012712 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

NORTH CAROLINA

BLADEN COUNTY

Executor-Executrix Notice

Having qualified as Executrix of the

estate of Sara M. Downing, deceased,

late of Bladen County, North Caro-

lina. This is to notify all persons,

firms and corporations having claims

against the estate of said deceased

to present the bills to me, the under-

signed at 15709 Knollwood Place, In-

dian Trail, NC 28079, on or before

the 27th day of April, 2012. This No-

tice will be pleaded in bar of their re-

covery. All persons indebted to said

estate please make immediate pay-

ment.

This the 27th day of January 2012.

Sheila D. Blackburn

15709 Knollwood Place

Indian Trail, NC 28079

SMD012712 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

NORTH CAROLINA

BLADEN COUNTY

Administration/Administratrix Notice

Having qualified as Administratrix of

the estate of Annie Ruth Porter

Hegler, deceased, late of Bladen

County, North Carolina. This is to

notify all persons, firms and corpora-

tions having claims against the estate

of said deceased to present the bills

to me, the undersigned at 2485 Gold

Knob Road, Salisbury, NC 28146, on

or before the 27th day of April,

2012. This Notice will be pleaded in

bar of their recovery. All persons in-

debted to said estate please make

immediate payment.

This the 27th day of January 2012.

Linda Kay Smith

2485 Gold Knob Road

Salisbury, NC 28146

ARPH012712 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

11 SP 78, Under and by virtue of the

power of sale contained in a certain

Deed of Trust made by Effie D.

Rogers (Effie D. Rogers, deceased)

(Heirs of Effie D. Rogers: Patricia

Louise Whitted, Lillian Benita Rogers

Bryant, Michael D. Rogers and John

H. Rogers, III)(Michael D. Rogers, de-

ceased)(Heirs of Michael D. Rogers:

Elnita Rogers, Tina Rogers, Fornesa

Rogers, Gary Rogers and unknown

heirs of Michael D. Rogers)(John H.

Rogers, deceased)(Heirs of John H.

Rogers, III: Eddie Rogers, Qwanda

Rogers, Nicole Sarpong and unknown

heirs of John H. Rogers, III) to Reuben

L. Moore, Jr., Trustee(s), dated the

24th day of May, 2002, and recorded

in Book 492, Page 178, in Bladen

County Registry, North Carolina, de-

fault having been made in the pay-

ment of the note thereby secured by

the said Deed of Trust and the un-

dersigned, Substitute Trustee Serv-

ices, Inc. having been substituted as

Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an

instrument duly recorded in the Of-

fice of the Register of Deeds of

Bladen County, North Carolina and

the holder of the note evidencing

said indebtedness having directed

that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed,

the undersigned Substitute Trustee

Legals

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

11 SP 78, Under and by virtue of the

power of sale contained in a certain

Deed of Trust made by Effie D.

Rogers (Effie D. Rogers, deceased)

(Heirs of Effie D. Rogers: Patricia

Louise Whitted, Lillian Benita Rogers

Bryant, Michael D. Rogers and John

H. Rogers, III)(Michael D. Rogers, de-

ceased)(Heirs of Michael D. Rogers:

Elnita Rogers, Tina Rogers, Fornesa

Rogers, Gary Rogers and unknown

heirs of Michael D. Rogers)(John H.

Rogers, deceased)(Heirs of John H.

Rogers, III: Eddie Rogers, Qwanda

Rogers, Nicole Sarpong and unknown

heirs of John H. Rogers, III) to Reuben

L. Moore, Jr., Trustee(s), dated the

24th day of May, 2002, and recorded

in Book 492, Page 178, in Bladen

County Registry, North Carolina, de-

fault having been made in the pay-

ment of the note thereby secured by

the said Deed of Trust and the un-

dersigned, Substitute Trustee Serv-

ices, Inc. having been substituted as

Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an

instrument duly recorded in the Of-

fice of the Register of Deeds of

Bladen County, North Carolina and

the holder of the note evidencing

said indebtedness having directed

that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed,

the undersigned Substitute Trustee

will offer for sale at the courthouse

door in the City of Elizabethtown,

Bladen County, North Carolina, or the

customary location designated for

foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on

February 7, 2012 and will sell to the

highest bidder for cash the following

real estate situated in the County of

Bladen, North Carolina, and being

more particularly described as fol-

lows:Lying and being in Eliza-

bethtown Township, Bladen County,

North Carolina, and being more par-

ticularly described as follows: Situ-

ated on the southeast side of the

Peanut Plant Road about 1 1/2 miles

S.W. of Elizabethtown. Beginning at

an iron pipe corner located 30 feet

southeast of the center of said Pea-

nut Plant Road, said pipe being the

north corner of the 109.44 acre tract

of which this is a part and in the

southwest line of a 15 feet alley, and

runs thence from said beginning cor-

ner with the original line South 19

degrees 40 minutes East 120.0 feet

to a pipe corner; thence South 70

degrees 20 minutes West 170.0 feet

to a post corner in the Northeast line

of Richardson Road, now S.R. 1212;

thence with that line North 19 de-

grees 40 minutes West 120.00 feet

to a pipe corner 30 feet from the

center of Peanut Plant Road; thence

with that line North 70 degrees 20

minutes East 170.0 feet to the point

of beginning. Together with im-

provements located thereon; said

property being located at 1209 Pea-

nut Plant Road, Elizabethtown, North

Carolina. Subject to certain restric-

tions as to the use thereof, running

with said lands by whomsoever

owned, said restrictions being the

same as those set out in a Protective

Covenant Agreement recorded in

Book 181 on Page 285 of the Bladen

Registry, to which reference is made

for incorporation of the same herein,

EXCEPT said Protective Covenant

Agreement is amended in paragraph

5 to read 1,000 square fee instead of

1300 square feet.Trustee may, in the

Trustee's sole discretion, delay the

sale for up to one hour as provided

in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the

property be purchased by a third

party, that party must pay the excise

tax, as well as the court costs of

Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One

Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required

by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property

to be offered pursuant to this notice

of sale is being offered for sale,

transfer and conveyance AS IS,

WHERE IS. Neither the Trustee nor the

holder of the note secured by the

deed of trust/security agreement, or

both, being foreclosed, nor the offi-

cers, directors, attorneys, employees,

agents or authorized representative

of either the Trustee or the holder of

the note make any representation or

warranty relating to the title or any

physical, environmental, health or

safety conditions existing in, on, at

or relating to the property being of-

fered for sale, and any and all re-

sponsibilities or liabilities arising out

of or in any way relating to any such

condition expressly are disclaimed.

Also, this property is being sold sub-

ject to all taxes, special assessments,

and prior liens or encumbrances of

record and any recorded releases.

Said property is also being sold sub-

ject to applicable Federal and State

laws. A cash deposit or cashiers

check (no personal checks) of five

percent (5%) of the purchase price, or

seven hundred fifty dollars

($750.00), whichever is greater, will

be required at the time of the sale.

An order for possession of the prop-

erty may be issued pursuant to G.S.

45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser

and against the party or parties in

possession by the clerk of superior

court of the county in which the

property is sold. Any person who

occupies the property pursuant to a

rental agreement entered into or re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

may after receiving the notice of sale,

terminate the rental agreement upon

10 days written notice to the land-

lord. Upon termination of a rental

agreement, the tenant is liable for

rent due under the rental agreement

prorated to the effective date of the

termination. If the trustee is unable

to convey title to this property for

any reason, the sole remedy of the

purchaser is the return of the de-

posit. Reasons of such inability to

convey include, but are not limited

to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition

prior to the confirmation of the sale

and reinstatement of the loan with-

out the knowledge of the trustee. If

the validity of the sale is challenged

by any party, the trustee, in their sole

discretion, if they believe the chal-

lenge to have merit, may request the

court to declare the sale to be void

and return the deposit. The pur-

chaser will have no further remedy.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A

DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF

THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COL-

LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA-

TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR

THAT PURPOSE, except as stated be-

low in the instance of bankruptcy

protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE

PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY

COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED

AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY

PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN

TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY

REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMA-

TIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT IN-

TENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COL-

LECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COL-

LECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR

ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM

YOU PERSONALLY.

This 17th day of January, 2012.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY:

Attorney at Law

The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter &

Britton, P.A., Attorneys for Substitute

Trustee Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1028; 4317 Ramsey Street

Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311

https://sales.hsbfirm.com

Case No: 1058268

HS012712 1/27, 2/3

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Trustee's sole discretion, delay the

sale for up to one hour as provided

in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the

property be purchased by a third

party, that party must pay the excise

tax, as well as the court costs of

Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One

Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required

by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property

to be offered pursuant to this notice

of sale is being offered for sale,

transfer and conveyance AS IS,

WHERE IS. Neither the Trustee nor the

holder of the note secured by the

deed of trust/security agreement, or

both, being foreclosed, nor the offi-

cers, directors, attorneys, employees,

agents or authorized representative

of either the Trustee or the holder of

the note make any representation or

warranty relating to the title or any

physical, environmental, health or

safety conditions existing in, on, at

or relating to the property being of-

fered for sale, and any and all re-

sponsibilities or liabilities arising out

of or in any way relating to any such

condition expressly are disclaimed.

Also, this property is being sold sub-

ject to all taxes, special assessments,

and prior liens or encumbrances of

record and any recorded releases.

Said property is also being sold sub-

ject to applicable Federal and State

laws. A cash deposit or cashiers

check (no personal checks) of five

percent (5%) of the purchase price, or

seven hundred fifty dollars

($750.00), whichever is greater, will

be required at the time of the sale.

An order for possession of the prop-

erty may be issued pursuant to G.S.

45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser

and against the party or parties in

possession by the clerk of superior

court of the county in which the

property is sold. Any person who

occupies the property pursuant to a

rental agreement entered into or re-

newed on or after October 1, 2007,

may after receiving the notice of sale,

terminate the rental agreement upon

10 days written notice to the land-

lord. Upon termination of a rental

agreement, the tenant is liable for

rent due under the rental agreement

prorated to the effective date of the

termination. If the trustee is unable

to convey title to this property for

any reason, the sole remedy of the

purchaser is the return of the de-

posit. Reasons of such inability to

convey include, but are not limited

to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition

prior to the confirmation of the sale

and reinstatement of the loan with-

out the knowledge of the trustee. If

the validity of the sale is challenged

by any party, the trustee, in their sole

discretion, if they believe the chal-

lenge to have merit, may request the

court to declare the sale to be void

and return the deposit. The pur-

chaser will have no further remedy.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A

DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF

THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COL-

LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA-

TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR

THAT PURPOSE, except as stated be-

low in the instance of bankruptcy

protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE

PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY

COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED

AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY

PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN

TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY

REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMA-

TIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT IN-

TENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COL-

LECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COL-

LECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR

ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM

YOU PERSONALLY.

This 17th day of January, 2012.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY:

Attorney at Law

The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter &

Britton, P.A., Attorneys for Substitute

Trustee Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1028; 4317 Ramsey Street

Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311

https://sales.hsbfirm.com

Case No: 1058268

HS012712 1/27, 2/3

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THE BLADEN JOURNAL health, mind & body 3

POPULAR

HEALTH MYTHS

DEBUNKED

Well-meaning parents or grandparents often tell children not to do something with the warning that a serious health implication could result.

Kids often take their elders at their word. But some of these warnings bear more truth than others.

Here’s the scoop on some of the more common misconceptions.

MYTH:

Swallowed chewing

gum stays in the

stomach for

seven years.

While chewing gum cannot

be digested and is meant

to be chewed and not

swallowed, accidentally

swallowing a piece here

and there won’t cause

major issues. That’s

because the gum will

simply pass through the

digestive system whole

and come out with stool.

If a large amount of gum

is swallowed in a short

period of time, then there

could be issues, including

constipation and intestinal

blockage in children.

MYTH:

If you keep your eyes

crossed too long, they

will get stuck that way.

The muscles in the eye

are just like any muscles

elsewhere in the body.

Although they may tire and

get sore, they are relatively

resilient and can take a lot

of wear and tear. Crossing

your eyes may tax these

muscles, but you won’t do

any permanent harm. Rest

assured that crossing the

eyes will not leave them

stuck that way.

MYTH:

Going outside

with wet hair will make

you sick.

Although you will

feel colder stepping

outside with a part

of your body wet, it

won’t make you more

susceptible to catching

a cold. Researchers

at the Common Cold

Research Unit in England

once tested a group of

volunteers who were given

the cold virus. One half

of the group stayed in

a warm room, while the

others took a bath and

stood wet in a hallway for

a half hour. The wet group

didn’t catch more colds

than the dry.

daytime

drowsiness

MYTH:

Covering your head

is most important

because you lose

75 percent of your body

heat through it.

MYTH:

Don’t swim right

after eating

The basis of this mantra

is that when digesting

food, the digestive system

pulls blood away from the

muscles and the idea is

that you could cramp up

and drown. While you may

have less energy to swim

This calculation is more

for an infant whose head

makes up a greater

percentage of his or her

body. In an adult, the

vigorously, chances are

percent. Heat can escape you won’t be so weak as

from any exposed area

to drown.

of the body. Therefore, it

is helpful to bundle up all

areas of the body when

spending time outdoors in

the cold weather.

Although many health

myths prevail, knowing the

truth can help parents

educate their children better

about which behaviors are

safe and which are risky.



reaching for a can fatigue. Therefore,

of soda or a cup of not only can drinking

coffee during the day adequate supplies

to banish fatigue? of water keep you

Many do. But you refreshed, it can also

may want to grab a help to keep you more

bottle of water instead. awake — even during

Research indicates a boring business

that lack of water is the meeting.


4 health, mind & body

Calories burned during daily activity

ome people think they have

Supermarket

to spend hours at the gym Ssweating

on the treadmill

Clean rain

gutters and

burn 372

calories in one

hour.

RESEARCH INDICATES

‘FRESHMAN 15’ IS A MYTH

College freshmen may not gain 15 pounds their rst year after all.

undreds of new

students enter college Heach

September. One

long-standing assumption

about college freshmen

is their propensity to gain

weight — on average 15

pounds over the course of

their initial year in college.

As it turns out, a new

study pokes holes in that

assumption and goes on

to point out the truth about

freshman weight gain.

A study by research scientist

Jay Zagorsky from Ohio

State University’s Center

for Human Resource

Research debunks the

myth of the “freshman 15,”

stating that the average

weight gain is between 2.4

pounds for women and

3.4 for men. In total, no

or elliptical trainer in order to

burn calories and lose weight.

As it turns out, the things you do

every single day could be burning

more calories than you realized.

Some discipline with your diet

and certain healthy habits can

make the difference for those

attempting to lose weight.

Getting eight hours of sleep can

burn more than 300 calories for

the average person. But there’s a

good chance you are interested

in what activities you can do while

awake to help burn calories.

more than 10 percent of

all college freshmen who

were examined in the study

actually gained 15 pounds.

Some even lost weight.

The results of this study

were published in Social

Science Quarterly. The

study pointed to aging and

becoming young adults

as the culprit behind the

weight gain, not necessarily

the late-night pizza study

sessions or cafeteria grub.

The study also looked at

same-aged people who

were not in college, and

most gained the same

amount of weight during the

period of time they could

have been college freshmen.

While students may not gain

15 pounds their freshman

year, college-age people

240

cals.

300

cals.

160

cals.

shopping:

Pushing a wagon around the

supermarket for an hour can

burn 240 calories or more.

Up the ante by bagging

groceries yourself and

packing and unpacking them

from the car.

Raking leaves: If you spent

time manually raking leaves

this past fall, you were doing

something good for your

body. In addition to working

several muscle groups, you

may have spent 300 calories.

Dusting: Spring cleaning is

right around the corner, and

that can be good news for

your health. Dusting alone

can burn as much as 160

calories.

460

cals.

350

cals.

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do gain about 10 to 12 whole grains and a quarter

pounds over the four-year with lean meat whenever

school period. Again, this

is attributed to natural body

changes associated with

moving from adolescence

into adulthood.

Students concerned about

weight gain in excess of the

2 to 3 pounds per year can

possible.


packaged, processed foods,

which are high in salt and

calories.


drive-thru foods.

employ these strategies

to keep weight gain at a

minimum.


hand in your dorm room so

you won’t have to head out


when hunger pangs strike.

which tend to be high in


calories and add weight fast.

there is one.


exercise, even if it’s just


strolling the quad.

your electives that includes

physical activity, like a sport.




your dish with vegetables friends who have likeand

then a quarter with

Moving: Packing and moving

may seem like a big task one

rarely looks forward to, but

carrying boxes can burn 460

calories an hour. Packing, moving

and unpacking yourself may be

the diet plan you’ve been seeking.

Painting: Perhaps you’ve

been procrastinating on that

house painting project. Here’s

inspiration to break out the rollers

and brushes. Spending an hour

painting can burn 350 calories.

After several hours applying a

primer and then top coat, you


thinner.

450 Community service: If you want

cals. to help the environment and your

health, spending time picking up

Courtesy of Discovery Health and

trash from a park or seaside can

Harvard Medical School, here are

common everyday activities and

200 Cooking: Here’s a reason

shed some serious calories —

cals.

450 an hour.

how many calories can be burned

Making a simple meal can 400 Playing with kids: Engaging in

depending on weight. These

add up to 200 calories lost.

cals. some fun family time can burn

Just don’t sabotage those

around 400 calories. Plus, it’s a

weighing around 150 pounds and

lost calories by cooking up a great way for parents and

a duration of one hour of activity.

fattening dinner.

children to bond.


THE BLADEN JOURNAL health, mind & body 5

LUNG

CANCER

remains the

deadliest of

all cancers

According to the

National Cancer

Institute, lung cancer

will claim the lives of more

than 150,000 Americans

before the end of 2011. In

Canada, where the national

population is considerably

smaller than that of the

U.S., lung cancer will still

take a heavy toll, causing

more than 20,000 deaths

according to the Canadian

Cancer Society. Meanwhile,

Cancer Research

UK reports that within in

the United Kingdom lung

cancer accounts for roughly

What causes lung cancer?

Each of these symptoms can occur even if a person

does not have lung cancer. However, men and


women who experience any of the above symptoms

of lung cancer, that doesn’t mean nonsmokers or

should consult their physicians immediately.

those who quit smoking still aren’t at risk. In fact,

many additional factors can increase a person’s risk

of lung cancer.

How is lung cancer diagnosed?

Secondhand smoke has long been known to be very

In many cases, individuals will experience one of

harmful, and no one, not even children, is immune

the aforementioned symptoms of lung cancer and

to its effects. The American Cancer Society notes

then visit their doctors. Such a visit should be made

that, in the U.S. alone, roughly 3,000 nonsmoking

immediately, and men and women should expect

adults will succumb to lung cancer each year

certain tests to be performed upon visiting their

because of secondhand smoke. Choosing not to

doctor. In addition to ordering some blood work, a

smoke is a good decision, but being around smokers

doctor will likely perform a physical exam to check

and breathing in their smoke could prove just as

for general signs of health and listen to breathing.

deadly as smoking. The less a person is exposed to

During the physical, the doctor is likely to check for

tobacco smoke, the lower their risk for lung cancer.


6 percent of all deaths, and

Another risk factor for lung cancer is radon, a

liver.

22 percent of all deaths

radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled or

from cancer.

A doctor will also order X-ray pictures of the chest

tasted. Radon forms in soil and rocks, and men


to detect if there are any tumors or an abnormal

and women who work in mines could be exposed

illustrates the prevalence to radon. Radon can also be found in homes when


of lung cancer across the

the tissue inside the chest, will likely be taken as

globe, and the deadly toll it

well. These pictures can show if there is a tumor,

takes on an annual basis. a home for radon is inexpensive and won’t take


much time.


to assume they will be

immune to lung cancer if

they simply avoid smoking

tobacco, the disease is

much more complex than

that and understanding it

Additional causes of lung cancer include air pollution,

asbestos and even age. Older people are more likely

to be diagnosed with lung cancer, as are those with

a family history of lung cancer.

doctor will also enlist the help of a pathologist to

study cell or tissue samples. These cells or tissues

can be collected in a number of ways, and a doctor

might order more than one test.

could mean the difference

between life and death.

Does lung cancer have symptoms? Bronchoscopy: A thin, lighted tube is inserted

through the nose or mouth into the lung, allowing a

The deadliest form of cancer for men and women alike, close exam of the lungs and the air passages that

lung cancer is perhaps so deadly because it does not lead to them. A cell sample can be taken with a


needle, brush or other tool.

some symptoms might manifest themselves in the early

stages, most will wait until the cancer begins to grow

before they make their presence felt.

As the cancer grows, the following symptoms might

Sputum cytology:

up from the lungs and then checked for cancer cells.

appear:

Thoracentesis: A long needle is used to remove



is then checked for cancer cells.

or won’t go away


Thoracoscopy: A surgeon makes several small


incisions in the chest and back, then looks at the

lungs and nearby tissue with a thin, lighted tube.



including pneumonia

More information about lung cancer is available

from

the National Cancer Institute at

www.cancer.gov.


8 health, mind & body

What to do

when beginning an

exercise regimen

A

t the dawn of a new calendar year,

many people decide it’s time to

turn over a new leaf and shed

those extra pounds that accumulated

over the previous 12 months. The

resolve to lose weight is perhaps never

stronger than at the beginning of a

calendar year, when the holiday season

has passed but those added inches on

the waistline remain.

Though it’s noble to want to lose weight

and improve health, regardless of what

time of year it is, there are precautions

men and women should take before

beginning a new exercise regimen.

Establish your goals. The goal of

most people beginning a new exercise

regimen is to lose weight. However,

there are other incentives as well. For

example, some people might be starting

to train for a marathon or another


know why you’re getting started, as

such goals can help you monitor your

progress as the year goes on.

Start slowly. Caution should reign

supreme when beginning an exercise

regimen. Diving into the deep end at

the onset increases the risk of injury,

which could limit activity for months to

come. First get your body acclimated

to exercise, then gradually challenge


Leave time to recover. Though it

might feel rejuvenating to get back to

exercising, it’s important for everyone,

but especially those who are just starting,

to allow themselves some time to

recover. Allow your muscle’s and joints

to recover between workout sessions.

Frequency of sessions can increase as


allow a day or two between sessions so

your body can recover.

Listen to your body. Exercising after a

long hiatus from routine exercise won’t

be easy, and your body is likely going

to tell you that through certain aches

and pains, if not nausea, dizziness or

shortness of breath. If any of these

symptoms appear, take a break. This

could be your body telling you that

you’re asking too much and you need

to take your foot off the gas pedal for a

little while.

Consider hiring a professional

trainer. Many people are overwhelmed

when entering a gym after a long time

Healthy habits

How to use diet to supplement your

workout routine

A healthy breakfast is a great way to

supplement a workout routine.

Visit your physician. It’s best to get a

full physical before beginning an exercise

regimen. A full physical can reveal if you

have any health problems that might limit

what you should and shouldn’t be doing

at the gym. If anything turns up, your

physician can develop a plan of attack

en and women who have

successfully adopted healthy Mlifestyles

know full well that

combining exercise with a healthy diet is the

key to getting and staying healthy. Simply

visiting the gym won’t work if it’s not coupled

with a healthy diet.

for you to address the issue. If nothing

But many people incorrectly assume that

turns up, then your doctor will probably

a healthy diet is one devoid of taste. That

give you the green light to go forward

simply isn’t true. In fact, a healthy diet

with few, if any, limitations.

or simply don’t know where to begin,

does not necessarily restrict foods, but

Conduct a self-assessment. Once

hire a personal trainer. Many charge

you’ve visited the doctor and received

by-the-session, so you can learn which

the go-ahead to start working out, do an

machines to use and how to use them

honest self-assessment to see where

after a session or two and then continue


working out on your own. If joining

and time yourself. Do as many push-ups

a gym as a new member, the gym

and sit-ups as possible, but be careful to

might offer a couple of complementary

stretch and not push yourself. This self-

personal training sessions. If so, take full

assessment should not be demanding.

advantage of this offer.

how frequently some of those riskier foods

can be consumed. The following are some

of the steps men and women can take to

ensure their workouts aren’t losing their

effectiveness due to unhealthy eating habits.

Start the day off with a healthy breakfast.

Many foods make healthy breakfast options,

including fruit and whole-grain cereals.

Unfortunately, on-the-go men and women

Instead, the goal is to gauge where you

often reach for what’s readily available, and

are and how your body feels when doing don’t forget to let caution reign until your what’s readily available isn’t necessarily

some simple exercises.

body has adjusted to this healthy lifestyle. healthy. Avoid breakfast sandwiches that

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are high in fat and calories, and avoid

eating fried foods for breakfast.

For those men and women who prefer to


mind it’s important to eat before working

out, even if those workouts are in the


on an empty stomach can cause feelings

of lightheadedness. In addition, many

people are sluggish if they exercise on an

empty stomach, which can make workouts

less effective. If eating before a morning

workout isn’t your thing, consider going with

a small snack before beginning your routine.

If even that is not ideal, then consider a

snack before bedtime. However, this option

won’t necessarily prove effective, as your

body might just consume all of the energy

this snack provides while you’re asleep.

Reassess your snacking habits. If greasy

potato chips or sleep-inducing baked goods

like brownies are your idea of the perfect

snack, then it’s time to reassess your

snacking habits. Snacks should not induce

sleep, but provide a little extra energy

and reduce any hunger pangs. Fresh fruit,

yogurt, energy bars, and even whole-grain

crackers with a little peanut butter each

make for a healthy snack that won’t zap

you of valuable energy during the day.

Let food help your muscles recover.

Some people feel they might negate the

positive effects of their workout if they eat

immediately after exercising. That’s not

necessarily true. In fact, foods that contain

protein and carbohydrates can actually

help your muscles recover after a workout.

Yogurt (Greek yogurt is packed with protein),

fruit, dried fruit, and nuts make great postworkout

food options, and none will negate

the effect of that grueling workout you just


eat after exercising, the longer it will take

your muscles to recover.

Stay hydrated.

a healthy diet, and it’s even more essential



amount of water, which can cause the body

to dehydrate. Drink water before and after

your workout, and don’t forget to focus on

staying hydrated during your workout as

well.

Daily exercise is essential to longterm

health. But all those hours in the gym won’t

pay off if they’re not combined with healthy

eating habits.


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THE BLADEN JOURNAL health, mind & body 9

Little-known

food contributors to heart disease

R

ed meats, hydrogenized oils —

these are the foods we associate

with heart disease and high

cholesterol. But a few other things many

people eat rather frequently could be

contributing to future heart problems.

Nutritionists advise that, when

choosing grain products, it is

important to select those made

from whole grains. Not only

do these products provide the

Sugary items

While many people associate sugary

snacks, beverages and sugar itself with

dental decay or unnecessary calories,

these items also impact cholesterol levels.

The average American eats the

equivalent of 21 teaspoons of added

White pasta and breads

sugar a day, which is two to three

Researchers have found that eating times the amount they should,


according to an article in the Journal

those in most store-bought pastas and of the American Medical Association.

white breads, can double the risk of heart Researchers found that individuals who

disease. These foods are those that consumed the most sugary products

have a high glycemic index, or GI. Foods had the lowest HDL, or good cholesterol,

with a high GI quickly release sugar into and the highest blood triglyceride levels.

the bloodstream. Doctors have found a Eating large amounts of sugar can then be

correlation between high GI and heart a major risk factor for high cholesterol and

disease, mainly in women, according to heart disease.

research at the University of Milan. The In its 2010 guidelines, the American Heart

study questioned 32,578 women and Association recommended limiting added

15,171 men. Those who consumed the sugar in the diet to no more than 100

largest concentration of high GI foods calories a day for most women and 150

were 2.24 times more likely to develop calories for most men. That’s 6 teaspoons

heart disease than those with the lowest. for women and 9 for men. To put those

guidelines in perspective, consider that a

12-ounce can of soda has between 8 and

10 teaspoons.

In addition, many processed foods contain

sugar even if sugar’s inclusion seems


foolish. Some restaurants and food

manufacturers have admitted to adding


sugar to foods — especially those geared

reduce cholesterol and the risk for to children — to make them taste better

heart disease.

and be more appealing. Therefore, sauces,

ready-made dinners and other items may

have sugar, and the consumer may

not know it without reading the

nutrition label.

Also, it’s important to

note that beverages

are the leading

supplier of added

sugar for many people.

Simply reducing the

amount of juices,

sports drinks and

sodas in your diet can

greatly reduce sugar

consumption.

Healthier ways to cook

comfort foods

Choose leaner meats. Substitute lean cuts

of meat or alternatives to reduce the fat

and calories. For example, ground turkey

can be substituted for ground beef in many

cases.

Reduce the cheese. Cut down on the

amount of cheese in a recipe. In a dish like

lasagna, add vegetables to the recipe to beef

it up instead of extra cheese. When using

cheese, opt for low- or no-fat varieties.

Soup stock can be


potatoes, instead of relying on butter or

heavy gravies.

Select whole-wheat breads. A lot of extra

calories are consumed when loading up

on breads that are essentially devoid of


and doughs, go for whole-wheat products


Opt for low-fat dairy. When a recipe calls for

cream or whole milk, substitute skim milk and

see if you can notice the difference. In many


Stock up on nonstick sprays. Lightly mist

ith the arrival of the colder weather,

foods with some non-stick spray instead of

people often turn to hearty foods

coating pans and ingredients in a lot of oil to

W

cut down on calories.


Too often, however, so-called comfort foods Use vegetables and legumes to make

tend to be big on fat and calories as much a meal more hearty. Stews, soups and


other comfort foods can be enhanced with

ingredient changes, comfort foods can be

both delicious and healthy.

a fraction of the fat and calories of adding

meats or cheeses.


foods you enjoy when winter arrives. The Bake or grill instead of fry. Many popular

stews, casseroles, pastas, and soups that comfort foods, like fried chicken, can be

make cold days bearable are often not made healthier simply by changing the

the healthiest choices a person can make. cooking method. Make popular recipes

The average two-cup bowl of beef chili, for

healthy by baking them instead of frying

example, comes in at 595 calories and

them.

25.9 grams of fat, according to Calorie King. If you want to enjoy comfort

That’s before the addition of sour cream,

cheese or bread is included. One entree of before having a portion of the selected

Lasagna Classico from the popular chain comfort food. This way you’re less likely to

eatery Olive Garden weighs in at 850 overeat on the fattier dish but will still feel

calories and 47 grams of fat.

satiated.

Unlike the salads and sandwiches of Use fruit in place of oil. In cake mixes

warmer weather, comfort foods tend to be and other desserts, applesauce or another

built on meats, cheeses and carbohydrate- pureed fruit or vegetable can often replace oil

rich ingredients. Indulging too often can without drying out the end product.

mean quick weight gain and extra fat the Comfort foods are common when the

body simply does not need. However, you mercury drops. Making some easy changes

do not have to give up on your favorite to some favorite recipes can mean enjoying


these hearty meals without paying the price

them healthier.

in extra fat and more calories.


10 health, mind & body

Exploring natural remedies

s prevalent as prescription derived from natural, plant-based

medications are, all-natural ingredients themselves.

Aremedies

for common illnesses

According to surgeon and author,

and conditions are still a viable

alternative to prescription medications

Dr. Walter C. Thompson, “Herbal

for many people. But are these all- medicine is safe because it’s natural.

natural options safe?

After researching the literature,


one can truly say that, at the very

lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. least, herbal medicine is safer than


conventional drugs.”

Buddhist, delayed surgery and other Those thinking about incorporating

traditional treatments for almost a natural remedies into their health

year while he participated in holistic

regimen can consider the following

treatments for the cancer. Some of

options in the chart provided.

these included juice fasts, bowel

cleansings, acupuncture, herbal Many natural foods are effective in

Nervousness

and anxiety

Try lettuce,

chamomile, valerian,

and rose petals.

Itchiness

Witch hazel,

jewelweed and aloe

vera are effective.

supplements, and even a vegan diet.


well.

some experts feel he waited too long.

Although conventional care is often

an effective means to treating

illnesses and other conditions, there

are many doctors who agree that

implementing natural remedies at

times can be safe and effective.

Furthermore, not all natural remedies

are without merit, and some

traditional medicines are actually

Although natural remedies can be

effective, it’s important for pregnant

women to avoid any herbs and plant

supplements until discussing the


Infections

Feminine issues

some natural remedies can interact

with prescription drugs or increase

Honey has long been

Parsley, basil and

used to heal and as goldenseal can alleviate

their potency, so it’s important to talk

an antibacterial and symptoms associated

to a doctor about any plans.

antifungal remedy.

with menstruation.

Chiropractic treatments

can help relieve pain

Anyone who has ever What conditions do

The joint might be moved through irreparably damaged. Those fears

suffered back pain, chiropractors treat?

twisting, pulling or pushing, but it were common during the early

whether that pain is mild, A chiropractor can treat a number won’t be moved beyond the range years of chiropractic treatments,

moderate or severe, of conditions, but most treatments of motion it’s designed to move. but now many medical doctors will

understands just how focus on a handful of common and

work in tandem with a chiropractor

unpleasant it can be. Back pain

often painful conditions. Those should expect to hear some popping to ensure patients are getting

conditions include:

or cracking during the treatment. the correct and most effective


- joint pain in the arms and legs The goal of a spinal manipulation treatments.

affecting everything a person does, - mid- and lower back pain

is to improve functionality while

That said, there are some potential

including performance at work, time - neck pain

reducing nerve irritability and

side effects to chiropractic

spent with the kids or even sleeping - headaches

restoring range of motion in the

treatments. Once the spine has

at night.

back.

been adjusted, some people might

What do chiropractic

In addition to spinal manipulation, a

For those with back pain,

treatments entail?

chiropractor might try other types of

feel minor pain or discomfort, and

chiropractic care might be the

Many people with lower back pain treatments, including:

headaches and fatigue are possible

best way to relieve that pain.

- ultrasound

as well. However, such side effects

A nonsurgical treatment of

they seek the help of a chiropractor. - the application of heat or ice typically subside within a day of

the disorders of the nervous

Despite that, many more

- certain strength and

receiving treatment.

system and/or musculoskeletal people remain wary of visiting a onditioning exercises

In some instances, a herniated disc

system, chiropractic medicine chiropractor for myriad reasons. But - relaxation therapy

might result after an adjustment

focuses on spinal manipulation chiropractors can effectively treat

is used to treat neck or back pain.

pain in a number of ways.

Are there side effects to

Should that occur, a patient will

and the treatment of the

A chiropractic treatment is

chiropractic treatments?

likely experience pain, weakness

structures surrounding the spine.

commonly referred to as a spinal Perhaps the reason some people and numbness in the buttocks and

Understanding chiropractic care can manipulation. During a treatment, are hesitant to visit a chiropractor down the legs. Bladder and bowel

help men and women dealing with the chiropractor will move a joint is the fear that, should something control might be affected as well.

pain better determine if it’s for them. beyond its usual range of motion. go awry, the back could be

However, such instances are rare.

Antibiotics

Oregano and garlic are

purported to have antibiotic

qualities and can fend off

harmful bacteria.

Pain relief

Use omega-3 fatty acids,

green tea, ginger root,

and tumeric.

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Will an adjustment be painful?

Despite the cracking and popping

sounds it causes, a spinal

adjustment is typically not painful.

Of course, men and women who

visit a chiropractor are often


and the movement necessary

during the treatment might prove

painful. However, chiropractors can

take steps to make the treatment

easier on the patient if he or she is

struggling with severe back pain.

For instance, a chiropractor might

use a drop table during treatment.

Parts of the drop table will drop

slightly when the chiropractor

presses down on the patient’s back.

This makes the adjustments more

gentle. Another tool used to make

adjustments more comfortable is a

hand-held tool called an activator.

Many patients, however, do not

need either option.


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