BLADEN-2014 County 1 House 22
For use in Brown Marsh, Carvers Creek, Colly, Elizabethtown #1, Elizabethtown #2, Frenches Creek, Lake Creek, Whites Creek precincts.

BLADEN-2014 County 2 House 22
For use in Abbottsburg, Bethel, Bladenboro #1, Elizabethtown #1 precincts.

BLADEN-2014 County 2 House 46
Part of precinct Bladenboro #1 is split with NC House 22 and 46. Precinct Bladenboro #2 is all NC House 46 - See Maps.

BLADEN-2014 County 3 House 22
For use in Central, Colly, Cypress Creek, Elizabethtown #1, Elizabethtown #2, Hollow, Turnbull, White Oak precincts.

> Our View: Flawed regulations let billionaires buy senators

> Stevens: It's not too late to shorten high school football games

> Bladen County church shows strong roots 

> State budget/ Revenue down $62M / Personal income tax collections factor in gap

Hall Represents Bladen County at National 4-H Talent Revue
Each year, 4-H'ers nationwide are invited to submit an audition video to the sponsoring university of the annual National Association of County Agricultural Agents' (NACAA) AM-PIC Conference.  This year's NACAA Conference was held in Mobile, Alabama, hosted by Auburn University.
Haley Hall, in her words, "was thrilled to learn last March that I had been selected for the third time to perform in a 4-H Talent Revue.  Having performed in 4-H Talent Revues in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charleston, South Carolina, I thought I had an idea of what to expect.  I was so wrong!"  

BeastFest Draws a CROWD - Click HERE for photos
Thousands were in Bladenboro Saturday for the 8th Annual BestFeast.  Parking was difficult to find. Food stations, rides, entertainment, classic cars, vendors and politicians shaking hands, all a part of the festivities.
The weather was perfect and the 2014 BeastFest may be the best and best attended ever.

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One Stop Voting Numbers
1,234 Bladen County voters have cast their ballots as of Friday afternoon at one of 4 early voting sites in the county.
Bladenboro      246 votes
Dublin             219 votes
East Arcadia   112 votes
Bladen County
Library E-town 657 votes
Total            1,234
Check our news page for sample ballots.  Early Voting continues next week at the same early voting sites.  The November General Election will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

7 Keys to Life
#1    God First!
#2    Love One Another
#3    Never Hate
#4    Give Generously
#5    Live Simply
#6    Forgive Quickly
#7    Be Kind Always

Thoughts While Shaving
Bladenboro is the place to be today....Beastfest 2014...Festivities continue all day long and until 10 p.m. tonight...Music, food, classic cars and time with friends and neighbors....and so much more.
At White Lake, Fright Night takes top Clearwater Beach....At Clarkton, DYB supporters area supporters invite you to their Haunted Trail on Perimeter Road from 7 p.m. til midnight...
Daughter of the Gray, United Daughters of the Confederacy are holding a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. today at the Clarkton Presbyterian Church.
Bladen County Weather
Today...Patchy fog before 9 a.m.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Mostly clear, with a low around 49.  Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday..Sunny, with a high near 79.  Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night...Clear, with a low around 45.  Calm wind.
This Day in History - October 25
1780---John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
1870---Postcards first used in USA.
1891---1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends.
1924---"Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published.

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on October 25


Highest Temperature

86 degrees



Lowest Temperature

29 degrees



Greatest One Day


4.45 inches



Yesterday's High Temperature was 70 degrees.

An Apple A Day

 For Better Living

Sandra Cain

Apples have been around a long time—at least 5,000 years. With literally thousands of varieties to choose from, it’s certainly not hard to keep the doctor away, as the saying goes.

Selecting Apples

Look for firm, crisp, well-colored fruit. Avoid those with shriveled skins, bruises, worm holes, and decayed spots. Although apples are fairly durable fruits, take care to avoid bruising them. 

Credit Union helps students achieve success

    The State Employees Credit Union provides two $5,000 scholarships to first year curriculum students at Bladen Community College each year.  The two-year scholarships are for $2,500 per year.   In photo receiving the scholarships are this year’s recipients—second from left, Taylor Stephens, a graduate of West Bladen High School, and Jordan Hayes, a graduate of East Bladen High School.  Presenting the scholarships are Rian Collins, left, Vice President and City Executive at the Credit Union’s Elizabethtown branch, and John Guions, a Credit Union Board member. 

Bladenboro native arrested for sex charges
A Bladenboro native and longtime local resident is facing additional charges for child sex abuse.

Roy Lee Stubbs, 45, was arrested in September 2013 on multiple charges of first degree sex offense with a child and secret peeping, according to the Pender County Jail. He was placed under a $1,000,010 bond. His current address is Walker Street, Burgaw. 


Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants;
application deadline is Dec. 19

RALEIGH – County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations and $1 million for military base and training buffers.

The statewide general appropriations are anticipated future appropriations in the 2015-2017 biennium budget.

Uniform Closet for Students
A new group has been formed to assist students in Bladen County.  Sonya King Edge, Founder of the group, Uniform Closet for Bladen County Students, said, "My heart breaks when my kid comes home from school and says there are children in their classes that wear the same clothes everyday and wants to know if we have anything to give them. My purpose in this group is to collect new and gently used uniforms and shoes for the children in Bladen County who are in need. K - 12th grade."    
Five arrested on drug charges in Bladen County

Five people were arrested on drug related charges in two searches Thursday by the N.C. Probation Office and the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

One search was conducted at 131 Butters Loop Road at the residence of Leslie Shaw (R), according to the Sheriff's Office, and officers found 86 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms. Three people who lived at the home were arrested. Charged were:

Leslie Callihan Shaw, 37, with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana,

Mike Walden's You Decide:  What industries will lead growth?

Dr. Mike Walden
North Carolina Cooperative Extension


North Carolina’s economy has gone through three major economic periods during the last century. Like most states, farming was the leading industry in both production and employment in the early 1900s. Most workers rose before dawn and went to their fields to care for the crops or livestock.

Then came the manufacturing era.

Credit Union scholarships for continuing education students

    State Employees Credit Union scholarships were presented to five continuing education students at Bladen Community College on Wednesday afternoon.  The Credit Union provides five $750 scholarships for students in BCC’s continuing education programs each semester.  In photo with the students are BCC Vice President for Continuing Education Sondra Guyton, left, BCC Associate Vice President for Student Services Barry Priest, back left, and Rian Collins, Vice President and City Executive of the Elizabethtown Branch of the Credit Union, at right.  Students receiving the scholarships and their programs of study are, beginning with third left, Kristin Nicole Little, Certified Nursing Assistant I; Sheri Bray, Pharmacy Assistant; Michelle Brown, Emergency Medical Technician—Basic; Lindsey Victoria Caulder, Emergency Medical Technician—Basic; and Tomme Renee Carroll, Emergency Medical Technician—Basic.  In addition to continuing education scholarships, the Credit Union provides scholarships to two new curriculum students per semester.. 

Many Events To Attend
Oct. 23...Bladen County Library is having a Halloween Party at the library on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 6 p.m.  Crafts, snacks & stories will be featured.  Children are invited, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and you need to register by calling 910-862-6990
Oct 24 & 25....White Lake Fright Night October 24th, 25th, 31st and Nov. 1st.  9pm until Midnight.  Ticket booth and entrance is at Camp Clearwater's maintenance gate on White Lake Drive.  This haunted event is possible due to the White Lake Volunteer Fire Department with all proceeds going to them.  It is hosted by Camp Clearwater.
High School Volunteer Fairs
This week adds another successful year for the annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club's High School Volunteer Fairs. Both, East Bladen and West Bladen High Schools assisted the club in hosting the volunteer fairs. 
The Elizabethtown Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in Bladen County and the world.   Having the motto, "Service Before Self", the club wanted to form these volunteer fairs to assist two needs noticed in the community.
Bladen Senior Center to install new check-in system

The Bladen County Senior Center should have a new way to handle registrations, scheduling and reporting by January, says director Amy Ruffin.

A key-card and touch screen automated check-in system designed for senior centers will be installed in November and should be in operation in January. The system is similar to the key-card system other places such as the YMCA use, Ruffin said.
Bladen County Sheriff's Office Crime Report: Oct. 13-19

   The following arrests were filed by the Bladen County Sheriff's Department from Monday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 19. The people listed have not been convicted of the charges and are presumed innocent. Failure to appear charges are not listed.

Monday, Oct. 13
    Kenneth Gore, 55: Resisting public officer (misdemeanor)
    Sandie Shaw Britt, 31: Attempt to furnish tobacco products to inmates (misdemeanor)

SR 1712 Update
Ken Clark, NCDOT, Bladen County Engineer reported Wednesday that State Road 1712 (Lisbon Road) will not be open until Monday.  The workers ran into an unexpected conflict with a fiber optic line and as a result, the road remains closed.  The closure is 0.78 miles west of SR 1708 (Rosindale Road).  The closure is due to installing/relocating crossline pipe replacements. 

Ninth annual Festival of Trees returns to Whiteville Nov. 17-22

Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual Festival of Trees for Bladen and Columbus counties. The annual holiday event supports the nonprofit Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Festival of Trees begins on Monday, Nov.  17, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 22. It’s at Northwood Church, 2672 James B. White Hwy. N. in Whiteville. General admission is $5 at the door.

This year’s festival also includes new and enhanced events. Decking the Halls, from 6-8 p.m.

How we're preparing for Ebola
Ebola is still rare in the United States. The key to preventing the spread of the virus is to identify and isolate potential cases as quickly as possible. 

To help with this effort, Southeastern Health (SeHealth) and Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) are following the Ebola screening guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to SeHealth Infection Control Coordinator Sherry Edwards, RN, SeHealth established an Ebola Taskforce earlier this month which has evolved into a steering committee which meets weekly. 

Bladen County Headlines...35 Years Ago
The Bladenboro High School class of 1934 held their 45th class reunion.
Michelle Hedgepeth was elected Little Miss Bladenboro 1979.
Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church women held their yearly bazaar at the church.

Commissioners name 11 to EMS Council
Bladen County Commissioners named 11 to the EMS Advisory Council at their last meeting.
Included were:
Lisa Byrd 
Craig Loulsy
Dr. Kenneth Carter
Sheriff Prentis Benston
Tracy Priest
Charles Ray Peterson
David Howell
Donald Bryan
Dr. Robert Taylor
Jackie Coleman
Gene Lockamy
There terms begin immediately.

Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
SHIIP holds free public events around North Carolina

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, will host a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries about opportunities to lower the cost of their prescription drugs.

At the events, SHIIP staff and volunteers will provide information about applying for Extra Help, a federal subsidy for people with limited incomes and assets that assists with Medicare prescription drug plan costs. SHIIP will also emphasize the importance of Medicare beneficiaries reviewing and comparing Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during the Annual Election Period, Oct.15 – Dec. 7. 

Tory Hole planning session held
A small but very interested group of locals met Tuesday evening at Elizabethtown Town Hall to talk and learn more about the long range plans for the Tory Hole Park.
What they heard from Eddie Madden, Town Manager was the town and planners with W.K. Dickson, their consultants on the park project, was, they want to hear from the public.  The Historical Society is one of two civic type groups selected to provide input in the process.
Madden said the town has applied for a grant from PARTF and at this time there are no 'hard and set plans.'

"Let's Loop White Lake" Campaign Meeting Set
The White Lake recreation committee will be holding a couple of meetings to discuss the possibility of a LOOP around White Lake.
A banner is circulating promoting the meetings that pose an idea of a multi-use path around the lake, a safe distance from the normal traffic designed for walkers, joggers, bikers, baby strollers, and wheelchairs.
One meeting is planned for Tuesday, October 28th from noon to 1 p.m. and the second is planned set for Thursday, November 20th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Joy Warren
At the regular meeting of the Board of Commisioners on October 14th, the meeting was adjourned to Tuesday evening to complete remaining items of business.  The Board approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Police Department during the 2014/15 budget process.  BB&T has submitted a proposal to finance the 2015 Ford Utility SUV Interceptor ($33,281) for 3 years at 1.99% and a resolution authorizing the financing.  The Board approved the proposal and adopted the resolution authorizing the financing. 
State Superintendent of Schools visits Bladen - Click HERE for photos
Dr. June St.Clair Atkinson, North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction, was in Bladen County Tuesday, the first visit by anyone in that position in many years.
Dr. Atkinson visited classrooms in several local schools and met with the CTE Business Partnership Advisory Council  at noontime.
Shortly after arrival Tuesday morning she was in a classroom at Elizabethtown Primary School accompanied by Dr. Robert Taylor and members of his administrative team and Alan West, a member of the Board of Education.
North Carolina Unemployment Figures For September Released
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate of 6.8 percent.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.
North Carolina’s September 2014 unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed decreased 5,622 over the month to 4,335,408, and increased 18,205 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 4,563 over the month to 310,279, and declined 49,243 over the year. 
White Oak man charged with armed robbery, stealing vehicle

A White Oak man was arrested a week ago following a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle in Cumberland County.

Badr Rashada Colvin, 31, of the 100 block of Buck Lane, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, and felony probation violation as well as numerous traffic violations, says Bladen County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rodney Hester.
Commissioners hold busy meeting
Bladen County commissioners met twice Monday and took care of business, some that has been discussed for years.
The board approved building a new jail, approved a courthouse security plan and approved a no smoking policy in the courthouse, in vehicles owned by the county and banned smoking on any county owned property. (See separate articles)
In other news, employees who had reached milestones in their employment with the county were recognized.  Included were
Joan Allen      Division on Aging    10 years

Bladen County Commissioners, on Monday, approved an ordinance that prohibits smoking and the use of other tobacco and vapor products in county buildings and vehicles and on all county grounds. Click HERE to read ordinance.

Commissioners approve Courthouse Security plan
Capt. Jeff Singletary and Sheriff Prentis Benston presented three options to the Bladen County Commissioners to deal with more security in the Bladen County Courthouse, a topic that has been discussed for some time..
All options included the closing of side doors of the courthouse, to be used only as emergency exits complete with activation alarms on each.
The Board approve Option One that determines that
* The front entrance is the main public entrance,
Bladen Commissioner Vote to move forward on new jail
Bladen County Commissioners, meeting in special session Monday afternoon, voted unanimously to move forward to build a new jail.
The Board has been under pressure for several months following findings by a Bladen County Grand Jury and a warning from Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser to do something about the situation.  The jail has been the topic of many discussions over the years.  Recently, Judge Sasser ask the board to provide monthly updates to him on their progress on the issue.

Hunters take to the woods in Bladen
By Jefferson Weaver
Staff Writer

Saturday marked the start of hunting season for whitetail deer using modern weapons.

While archers and hunters using black power firearms have been hunting for weeks, Saturday marked the beginning of conventional deer season. Locally, hunters have until Jan. 1 to hunt bucks and does. Any legal firearm, archery device or black powder firearm may be used.

The season limit is six, of which no more than four may be antlered.

She’s a nurse—she’ll know
By Jefferson Weaver
Staff Writer

Let me preface this by saying I have nothing but respect for doctors.

It takes incredible fortitude to study for years, then go into a line of work where lawyers and the intricate vagaries of the human wait hungrily around every turn. I’ve always been blessed with good doctors – the late Charlotte and Milton Levine and “Dr. Larry” among them. I would fight to the very gates of hell for Bruce Williams.


Mother-daughter team love candle business
Karen Jones didn’t want to be cleaning houses for the rest of her life.

“I’ve always been a treehugger,” she laughed. “I’ve always cared about what was good for the environment and nature, and I wanted to see what I could do to keep that up.” 

A desire for a new career, and the opportunity to work with her daughter Kelly Robeson, led to a sweet-smelling success near the Big Swamp outside of Bladenboro.

National Teen Driver Safety Week through Saturday

This week has been designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Program are participating to help educate teens about the top five ways they can stay safe behind the wheel.

"Teen drivers ages 16-20 comprise just 7 percent of the population in North Carolina, yet they accounted for 13 percent of all crashes and 9 percent of fatal crashes last year,"

Elizabethtown Fire Station ribbon-cutting Sunday

The Town of Elizabethtown will hold a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Sunday, Oct 26 at the renovated Elizabethtown Fire Station on Swanzy Street from 2-5 p.m.

A 2,200 square foot addition was constructed for bunk rooms, offices and a museum for the Model A truck, and renovations in the current building included a new training room and two new offices, Fire Chief Byron Graham said.

Construction began in early 2013. The project was paid for with a combination of a grant and loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bladenboro's Annual Beast Fest THIS WEEKEND
The 8th Annual Beast Fest promises to be one of the best.  Food, fun  and entertainment takes center stage in the downtown Bladenboro area.
Festivities begin Saturday at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies.  Lindsey Herring, Miss Bladenboro will be on stage at 10:30 a.m. followed by Bladenboro Middle School Cheerleaders under the direction of Kathy West.
Local singers begin a 11 a.m. and include Greg Sykes, Lori Guyton, Oral Cheshire and Julie Deavers.

Support the NC Spay/Neuter Program by choosing the Animal Lovers "I Care" license tag!
$20 from each tag sold is contributed to the NC Spay/Neuter Program
which directly supports our Bladen County program.

Autumn and Your Pets
It is autumn and time to be looking at the special needs of your pet this winter. 
A shelter should keep your pet dry and out of the wind.  If your pet has a doghouse, be sure that the inside stays dry! Commercial plastic or fiberglass doghouses should stay trouble free if undamaged, however, it you have a homemade doghouse check and make sure the roof does not leak.  Seal up cracks along the side so your pet is protected from wind.  the doghouse should be two inches off the ground.  Don't forget that outdoor cats need a warm, safe place to curl up too.

McIntyre Recognized as Least Partisan Member of Congress
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike McIntyre has recently been named the least partisan Member of Congress by the Washingtonian Magazine. This unique distinction reflects Congressman McIntyre’s strong legacy of bipartisanship and ability to work across the aisle to address our nation’s challenges.
Congressman McIntyre, a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats, was also ranked as one of the most moderate Members of the 113th Congress by the National Journal.

Halloween 2014
Town of Elizabethtown Resolution

Town of Bladenboro Resolution

NC strawberry referendum to be held during Southeast Strawberry Expo in November

RALEIGH — North Carolina strawberry growers will hold a referendum to decide whether to increase the current strawberry assessment during the Southeast Strawberry Expo in Pinehurst Nov. 17-19.

Started in 1989, the strawberry assessment is used to advance strawberry research and marketing to improve the industry. Dexter Hill, strawberry marketing specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, says the funds are vital to research in the region.

NCDOT to Emphasize Top Five Tips during National Teen Driver Safety

RALEIGH – Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in North Carolina. In an effort to save young lives, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are partnering during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which starts Sunday, to educate teens about the top five ways they can stay safe behind the wheel.

“Teen drivers ages 16-20 comprise just 7 percent of the population in North Carolina, yet they accounted for 13 percent of all crashes and 9 percent of fatal crashes last year,” said GHSP Director Don Nail. “In order to bring those numbers down to zero, we ask parents to help emphasize our safety messages and teens to follow the rules of the road.”

Early Registration for spring semester begins soon at BCC
Jack McDuffie
Early registration for the Spring 2015 Semester at Bladen Community College will begin on November 4 and continue through November 7.  The first day of the registration period, January 4, will be for currently enrolled students.  All other students with completed applications on file will be permitted to register during the remainder of the registration period.
Registration times are as follows:
·         Tuesday, November 4, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
·         Wednesday and Thursday, November 5 & 6, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Bladen County Ranks High in Animal Related Crashes
Bladen County ranks 24th in statewide animal crashes according to the latest report from Traffic Safety Unit, Transportation Mobility and Safety Division, North Carolina Department of Transportation.  The report covers 2011 - 2013.
932 animal related crashes occurred over the 3 year period in Bladen County. 
The breakdown includes,
345 in 2011,
209 in 2012, 
297 in 2013.

Bladenboro Seeks applications for Commissioner
The Town of Bladenboro Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board.
Tim Benton, Jr. recently resigned from the board.  Any citizen living within the corporate limits of Bladenboro who is interested in serving the remainder of the term should sign up at Town Hall by Tuesday, November 4  The appointment will be made by the Bladenboro Town Board. 

The 4K4 Food is set for November 22, 2014 at 9 am at the Industrial Park in Elizabethtown

This annual Walk-Run-Stroll Fundraiser benefits Bladen Crisis Assistance – our local food bank available to Bladen County residents in need. This year’s event is Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9 am at the Industrial Park in Elizabethtown, NC. Pre-Registration by November 7th will guarantee a t-shirt in your t-shirt size. Entry forms can be printed at the website .  Also you can print pledge forms to collect donations to sponsor your walk and support this great cause.

Vendors sought for Senior Center Fall Festival

Vendors are being sought for the Bladen County Senior Center's 2nd annual Fall Festival scheduled Friday, Nov. 7. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the Senior Center at 6-8 McLeod Street in Elizabethtown.

Senior Center director Amy Ruffin says vendor booths are available for $15 and that all businesses are welcome. Businesses must bring their own tables, and set-up will begin at noon on the day of the event. Also, BBQ plates will be served for $7 each.

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month
 A dog can bring so much companionship, comfort, fun, independence and compassion into your life.  Bladen County Animal Shelter will be waiving the adoption fee on dogs for the month of October.
When adopting there will still be required $25 vaccination fee. The first dog adopted every week for the month of October will also receive a Micro-chip. The adoption hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 – 5:30pm.  Visit the shelter and adopt a shelter dog this month!

"Cool Schools" Motorcycle Festival Planned
The Bladen County Educational Foundation has announced a new event.  "Cool Schools" Motorcycle Festival will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014.
The fun event will be held on the football field at Elizabethtown Middle School and vendors are welcomed.  Gates open at 9:30 a.m and kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. 

Bladen County United Way Day of Caring
The Bladen County United Way Day of Caring is planned for Friday, November 7, 2014.  Individuals, work places, churches, civic organizations and families are encourage to collect items for the Bladen County Public Schools Backpack program for students.
Suggested items include:
Hygiene Items,
soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloth, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, feminine items, body wash, comb/brush, hand sanitizer.

Car lovers from near and far are invited to the Southeastern Cruisers "Beast of Bladenboro" Car Show


The Cruisers are sponsoring a special appearance at the festival.  A meet and greet for the bad boys of Lizard Lick Towing.  Johnny and Earl may be tempted to try and tame the beast.  Everyone is invited to see who will win this year.  The car show will be October 25th on Main Street in Bladenboro. If you would like to enter the contest registration will start at 8am until 12 Noon with a fee of $25.  Awards will be delivered at 3 pm. 


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BladenOnline & CAB Markting open downtown office


BladenOnline & CAB Marketing have a new office in downtown Elizabethtown.  The address is 113 West Broad Street.  The office will be open for appointments only for a few weeks, then open with regular business hours during the summer months..   For an appointment, call Charlotte Smith at 910-876-5393 or Robert G. Hester at 910-876-2322.

Churches in Bladen County - Click HERE To VIew Church Listings
How many churches are there in Bladen County? How many adherents (supporters or followers)? and what denominations are represented in the county?
According to a website, The Association of Religious Data Archives that was completed in 2010 there are 120 congregations listed in Bladen County.  That number is skewed somewhat because reports are incomplete from congregations and adherents from the larger African-American denominations.

Upcoming events


Oct 24-26...White's Creek Baptist Church, located at 6062 Mercer Mill Road, Clarkton will be celebrating their 100th year Homecoming Anniversary!  Everyone is invited to attend services nightly.
Friday, October Elizabethtown Middle School, Special music provided by Ivan Parker beginning at 7 p.m.


Oct 26....Sunday, Services begin at 10:30 a.m...Special music by Brian Free & Assurance.  Steven Harrelson will be the guest speaker and dinner will follow the service....YOU ARE INVITED TO ALL SERVICES.


Oct. 27....The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will meet Monday, October 27 at 8 a.m. in the small auditorium at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Center, Elizabethtown, NC.  For more information call 910-862-3179, Opt. 3.      

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