05/24/2024
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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Bladen County: Honoring Our Heroes

A staff report

Bladen County, NC – Leon Grimes, with NC Works and Veteran Services, is proud to announce a series of Memorial Day weekend events in Bladen County dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served our nation. READ MORE



Town of Elizabethtown Announces Public Hearing on FY 2024-2025 Proposed Budget

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – The Town of Elizabethtown is pleased to announce that the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 has been submitted to the Elizabethtown Town Council and is now available for public inspection. Residents and interested parties can review the proposed budget, which is posted on the Town’s official website READ MORE



Big Blue Store Announces Exciting Memorial Day Sale with Incredible Discounts

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – Big Blue Store is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Memorial Day Sale, taking place from May 24 to May 27, 2024. Shoppers can look forward to an array of amazing deals and discounts across various departments, ensuring significant savings for all. READ MORE



Town of Elizabethtown Announces Public Hearing for Proposed Special Use Permit

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – The Town of Elizabethtown is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The hearing will consider a request for a Special Use Permit submitted by Elizabethtown Christian Academy. READ MORE



Longleaf Academy to Collaborate with Elizabethtown Christian Academy

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The Elizabethtown Christian Academy Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Longleaf Academy, an Orton-Gillingham Accredited Instructional Program, will be partnering with ECA, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. The Longleaf Academy provides specialized support to students with language-based disabilities. READ MORE



Embrace the Freedom: Solo Summer Adventures!

by Kayla Bell

There’s something uniquely liberating about setting off on a solo adventure, especially in the warmth and vibrancy of summer. The sun is shining, the days are long, and the world around you is buzzing with life and possibility. READ MORE



Bladen County Public Library Announces Exciting Summer Reading Programs for 2024

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – May 24th, 2024 – Bladen County Public Library is thrilled to announce its Summer Reading Kickoff Event and Summer Reading Program for 2024, featuring a series of engaging activities designed to foster a love of reading and learning among children in the community. The Summer Reading Kickoff Event will take place on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Bladen County Public Library located at 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337. READ MORE



Thrills and Fun Await: Six Amusement Parks for Summer in North Carolina

by Kayla Bell

Summer is the perfect time to unleash your inner thrill-seeker and experience the excitement of North Carolina’s best amusement parks. From heart-pounding roller coasters to enchanting kiddie rides and splashy water parks, North Carolina offers a variety of options that guarantee fun for the whole family. READ MORE



UNCP to establish a Doctor of Optometry program

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PEMBROKE, NC – The University of North Carolina Pembroke will soon be home to the state’s only public doctoral program in optometry––chartering a new path for comprehensive primary care for eye and visual health in North Carolina and surrounding states.

UNCP received unanimous approval Thursday from the UNC System Board of Governors to establish a Doctor of Optometry program and, in doing so, will be the only public university in North Carolina to grant the specialized four-year degree. READ MORE



How To: Planning Your Beach Trip

by Kayla Bell

Imagine the sound of waves crashing against the shore, the feel of warm sand between your toes, and the endless horizon stretching before you. A beach trip is the quintessential summer getaway, promising relaxation, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime. READ MORE



Bladen We Care Foundation Announces 2024 Golf Tournament to Support Community Health and Service Initiatives

A staff report

Wallace, NC – May 24th, 2024 – Bladen We Care Foundation proudly announces its annual Golf Tournament to be held at the prestigious River Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 20th, 2024. The event promises to be a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and compassion, all for the betterment of community health and service. READ MORE



Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

Yesterday’s high temp, recorded at the local weather station, was 90 degrees, and no rain … Today, showers and thunderstorms are likely…

Golfers, the field is pretty much set for this year’s Bladen We Care fundraiser … 70 teams are expected … 68 have already registered … READ MORE



3 Things To Know For Friday

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1. Memorial Day Ceremony: Today, 4-4:45 p.m., Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy, 1360 MLK Drive, Elizabethtown.

2. Poppy Drive: Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, Walmart and Tractor Supply parking lot, Elizabethtown.

3. Hangout Hub Digital Art Workshop: May 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown. READ MORE

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This Day in History For May 24

this day in history1915 – Thomas Edison invents Telescribe to record telephone conversations.

1954 – IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.

1978 – Management consultant Marilyn Loden first coins the term “glass ceiling” to describe invisible career barriers for women. READ MORE



STORIES FROM THURSDAY, MAY 23


Elwell Ferry Temporarily Closed Due to High Water Levels

A staff report

In an announcement from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, it has been confirmed that the Elwell Ferry will be temporarily closed until Monday, May 27th at 6:30am. This closure comes as a precautionary measure due to high water levels. READ MORE



Reminder: Clarkton Community Day Parade this Memorial Day!

A staff report

Get ready to celebrate Memorial Day in honor of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom as the Town of Clarkton proudly presents its Community Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2024. Join us for a day filled with community spirit, patriotism, and honoring our nation’s heroes. READ MORE



Updated: Elizabethtown Hosts Free Aerospace Camp for Grades 5-8 in June

A staff report
Elizabethtown, NC – The Town of Elizabethtown, in collaboration with Curtis Brown Airport, is excited to announce a free aviation summer camp for students in grades 5 through 8. The camp will be held from June 18 to June 21, 2024, at Curtis Brown Airport, and will run daily from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. READ MORE


Upcoming Blood Drives: Help Save Lives

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – May 23, 2024 – Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is a community blood program dedicated to serve the needs of patients in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Bladen counties through blood donation by individual donors, community organizations and businesses. The center is located at 3357 Village Drive, Fayetteville, in the Bordeaux Shopping Center. READ MORE



Elizabethtown Announces Rules For Temporary Sales, Food Trucks and Pop-Up Retail Merchants

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To support local merchants and businesses, the Town of Elizabethtown recently introduced new policies dealing with itinerant sales in the town’s area.

Itinerant Retailers are retailers who do not have a fixed dedicated place of business, such as pop-up shops and food trucks. READ MORE



Opportunity to Request a Referendum: Soybean Promotion, Research, and Information Program

A staff report

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces an important opportunity for soybean producers to request a referendum to determine whether they want the Secretary to conduct a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act).

Participation in the request for referendum is voluntary. READ MORE



Trillium Health Resources Receives Favorable SOC 2 Type II Report

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GREENVILLE, NC: Trillium Health Resources has received a favorable Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II report. This accomplishment demonstrates our commitment to securely managing and protecting data and the privacy of our members. READ MORE



Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

As usual … a quick look at the weather … Yesterday’s recorded high at the local weather station … 87 degrees … and summer has not arrived.

This week is National Safe Boating Week … FYI … And, the National Weather Service has confirmed 7 tornadoes across our area this past Tuesday … READ MORE



STORIES FROM WEDNESDAY, MAY 22



Discovering Bladen County: A Gem in North Carolina’s Inner Coastal Plain

A staff report

Nestled within the Inner Coastal Plain region of North Carolina, Bladen County emerges as a picturesque embodiment of rural charm and agricultural bounty. With its rich, sandy soil, the county is recognized as one of the state’s prime farmlands, offering a serene backdrop for growth and prosperity in various aspects of life. As the third-largest county in North Carolina, covering 879 square miles, Bladen County prides itself on being a safe, welcoming community that cherishes its outdoor amenities and embraces a growing rural atmosphere. READ MORE

 


Southeastern Economic Development Commission Holds 56th Annual Meeting. Bladen County’s Economic Developer Chuck Heustess elected vice chairman

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, kenarmphoto.com

The Southeastern Economic Development Commission held its 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at the Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. The Commission’s membership is comprised of Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Pender, New Hanover, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland. READ MORE

 


Bladen Online High School Senior Spotlight – Zachary Metz

By: Jair McElveen

East Bladen High School Student-Athlete, Zachary Metz makes a great individual for this week’s high school senior spotlight.

Zachary has been a dedicated Eagle and full of Eagle Pride throughout his school years. READ MORE


The Countdown is On at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre: Only Two Weeks Left of “Sister Act”!

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Fayetteville, NC—With just two weeks remaining, Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CTR) announces time is running out to catch the spectacular production of “Sister Act”! This week’s tickets are selling fast, with the majority of availability during our newly added extension week. READ MORE


First Bank Empowers East Bladen High School Students with Financial Literacy Education and Donation

A staff report

Contributed photo of Brittney Allen presenting the check to East Bladen High School students

Elizabethtown, NC –First Bank’s Elizabethtown branch, led by Michael Davis, is proud to announce its participation in the National Teach Children To Save Day. Brittney Allen with First Bank recently taught three classes at East Bladen High School, focusing on essential financial literacy topics, as part of this national effort. READ MORE


Veterans Bridge Home Hosts Special Women Veterans Day Events at Richard Childress Racing

A staff report

Welcome, NC – May 21, 2024 – Veterans Bridge Home is excited to announce a series of special events in honor of Women Veterans Day on June 12, 2024, at Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in Welcome, NC. This day-long celebration aims to recognize and honor the service of women veterans, offering them opportunities for connection, support, and valuable resources. READ MORE


Public Hearing Scheduled for Bladen County FY 2024-25 Operating Budget

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – May 21, 2024 – The Bladen County Board of Commissioners has announced a public hearing to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-25 Operating Budget. The hearing will take place on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 6:30 PM in the Commissioners’ Room, located on the lower level of the Bladen County Courthouse at 106 East Broad Street. READ MORE


HCA Graduates to Receive Inspirational Message from Jim Morris

A staff report

Harrells, NC – May 21, 2024—Harrells Christian Academy (HCA) is excited to announce that Mr. Jim Morris, a high school science teacher and coach with an exceptional life story, will be the keynote speaker for the Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Thursday night, May 23. READ MORE


Bladen County Health Department Launches Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – The Bladen County Health Department, in collaboration with Cape Fear Valley Health, is excited to announce the release of the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. This survey is a vital tool for gathering data from residents to gain insights into the health status and needs of the Bladen County community. READ MORE


Public Hearing Scheduled for Bladen County Economic Development Appropriations for FY 2024-25

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – May 21, 2024 – The Bladen County Board of Commissioners has announced a public hearing to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-25 appropriations for various economic development activities. The hearing will take place on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 6:30 PM in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, located on the lower level of the Bladen County Courthouse at 106 East Broad Street. READ MORE


Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

It’s beginning to feel like summertime … Yesterday’s high temp in the low 80s…

East Bladen girls soccer team advances in playoffs … overtime victory last night … Check BOL sports for details … Go ladies go … Congratulations … we wish you the best… READ MORE


STORIES FROM TUESDAY, MAY 21


White Lake Water Park Unveils Exciting New Attractions for the 2024 Season

A staff report

Photos courtesy of White Lake Water Park’s Facebook page

Elizabethtown, NC — White Lake Water Park, a beloved family destination located at 192 NC Hwy 53 East in Elizabethtown, is thrilled to announce the addition of four new slides for the upcoming 2024 season. The park, which opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, promises even more fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. READ MORE


Discover Hidden Treasures at Vanessa McNeill’s Who-Village and Life of Giving Yard Sale in Tar Heel, NC!

A staff report

Tar Heel, NC — Get ready for a day of fabulous finds and community spirit at Vanessa McNeill’s Who-village and Life of Giving Yard Sale, scheduled for June 1, 2024. This eagerly awaited event, taking place at 704 Chicken Foot Road, Tar Heel, NC 28392, promises a wide array of items that are sure to delight every treasure hunter and bargain shopper. READ MORE


North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Launches 14th Annual “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” Campaign

A staff report

Raleigh, NC — The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, in collaboration with the NC State Highway Patrol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and local law enforcement agencies, announces the launch of the 14th annual “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” safety campaign. This statewide initiative aims to reduce accidents and enhance safety on both roadways and waterways throughout the summer. READ MORE


How To: Summer Music Festival

By Kayla Bell

Summer music festivals are a fantastic way to enjoy live music, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, here’s a comprehensive guide to ensure you have a great time. READ MORE


New Small Business Alert: Sprout Educational Assessment and Consulting Services, LLC Opens in Bladen County

A staff report

Brooke McMichael, M.A. Ed, NBCT, and Jane Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP, are excited to announce the launch of their new venture, Sprout Educational Assessment and Consulting Services, LLC. This innovative service is dedicated to supporting the educational development of children and young adults through comprehensive assessments and specialized tutoring. READ MORE


Advance Your Career with BCC’s Progressive Criminal Justice Program

A staff report

Dublin, NC — Bladen Community College is proud to highlight the Criminal Justice Program, designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for success in the criminal justice field. This program offers comprehensive training and education to prepare graduates for various roles within the criminal justice system. READ MORE


Harnett Health Angier Medical Services relocates

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ANGIER, NC – May 20, 2024 – Effective today, Monday, May 20, Harnett Health Angier Medical Services has relocated. Previously at 185 Rawls Road, Angier, the clinic is now open at 1535 N. Raleigh St., Angier. 

The primary care clinic’s providers remain the same, including Brad Butler, MD; Nurse Practitioner Samantha Dunn; and Physician Assistants Sara Moody, Amber Renn and Erica Smith. READ MORE


Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

I hope you are checking our news and sports news … Reporters doing a good job of covering…

Stock market is still on the move … mostly up … good for senior citizens depending on Social Security, investments, etc., for retirement … It’s never too early to begin. READ MORE


STORIES FROM MONDAY, MAY 20


Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club Awards Scholarships to Harrells Christian Academy Students

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Harrells, NC — On Tuesday, May 14th, at 1:30 p.m., the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club, led by President Dr. Lisa Bryan, proudly presented scholarships to two exemplary students from Harrells Christian Academy. The ceremony, held in the school’s gymnasium, recognized the academic achievements and community involvement of Anna Grace Johnson and Joshua DeAndrade. READ MORE


Bladen County Celebrates Senior Prom and Volunteer Recognition Event

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – The Bladen County Division on Aging held its 2024 Senior Prom and Volunteer Recognition Event on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Whimsical Florist and Gifts’ Event Center in Elizabethtown. The event, organized by Miranda Faircloth, Director of Aging, and Kayla Bordeaux, Senior Center Director, celebrated the dedicated volunteers who have made significant contributions to the Bladen County senior citizen community. READ MORE


Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Solemnly Honors Fallen Officers at Annual Peace Officer Memorial

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – On May 17, 2024, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office held a Peace Officer Memorial at the Bladen County Law Enforcement Center to honor the sacrifice of local officers who died in the line of duty. The annual event coincided with National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, underscoring the continued respect and remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. READ MORE


North Carolina Transportation Update: Elwell Ferry Temporarily Closed

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Due to high water conditions, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that Elwell Ferry will be closed until Thursday, May 23rd, reopening at 6:30 AM.

Travelers are advised to seek alternative routes until the ferry resumes normal operations. READ MORE


46th Annual White Lake Water Festival Wraps Up with Resounding Success

A staff report

White Lake, NC – The 46th Annual White Lake Water Festival has successfully concluded, leaving attendees and organizers thrilled with the turnout and events. From May 17 through May 19, the festival attracted crowds from across the state, all eager to participate in a variety of activities that celebrated the community and the spirit of White Lake. READ MORE


Presley Grace Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Elizabethtown

A staff report
Elizabethtown, NC — The fashion landscape in Elizabethtown is getting a stylish update with the grand opening of Presley Grace Boutique this weekend. Located at 105 Poplar Street in the former Tech Works Office, the new store is the dream come true for 18-year-old entrepreneur, Presley Lewis. READ MORE

Bladen Community College BOT Public Notice

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The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the William Charles Findt Workforce Development Building (Building #14). For more information, contact Melissa Hester at 910-879-5502. READ MORE

Bladen Online High School Senior Spotlight – Dyiamon Robinson

By: Jair McElveen

This week’s high school senior spotlight is an intelligent, hardworking, and dedicated young scholar. She has been a crucial part of the recent success of East Bladen High School and has left a lasting mark, to say the very least. READ MORE


Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

Good Monday … Yesterday’s high temp was 71 degrees at local reporting stations … rainfall was near zero … actually .02 inches… Today’s forecast … Mostly sunny with a high near 80…

Another good day to enjoy the wonderful Bladen Lakes area … and reflect on last weekend … at beautiful White Lake. READ MORE


STORIES FROM SUNDAY, MAY 19


Five Bible Verses and More: Learn About Adam and Eve

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ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED ADULTS John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”

There are several accounts in the Bible of happenings in which there is no current day explanation rather than supernatural. READ MORE


Movie Review: Celebrating National Peace Officers Week with “End of Watch”

A staff report

As National Peace Officers Week unfolds, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the bravery, dedication, and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers across the country. One film that poignantly captures the essence of police work is David Ayer’s 2012 crime drama, “End of Watch.” READ MORE


Beat the Heat: 10 Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

by Kayla Bell

As summer temperatures soar, staying hydrated becomes a top priority. While water is essential, sometimes you crave something more flavorful to quench your thirst. READ MORE


Bladen County Board of Education to Hold Regularly Scheduled Meeting on May 20

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Elizabethtown, NC – May 18, 2024 – The Bladen County Board of Education will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at the District Administration Building, located at 1489 US-701, Elizabethtown, NC. READ MORE


Bladen County Board of Commissioners Announces Agenda for May 20, 2024, Meeting

A staff report

Elizabethtown, NC – May 18, 2024 – Maria Edwards, on behalf of the County of Bladen, has announced the agenda for the upcoming Board of Commissioners’ meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2024. The meeting will commence at 6:30 PM and will be held in the Commissioners’ Room, located on the lower level of the Bladen County Courthouse at 106 East Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC. READ MORE


Harrells Christian Academy Announces Marshals for 2024 Graduation Ceremony

A staff report

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Harrells, NC — Harrells Christian Academy proudly announces the selection of the 2024 graduation marshals. This prestigious role has been awarded to five outstanding students: Linsey Peterson, McKenzie Peterson, Eli Hardison, Camryn Fussell, and Rebekah Bryan, who has been named Chief Marshal. READ MORE


Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

The show must go one … and it did and will … continue today … All are invited … to the White Lake Water Festival…

My bride and I failed to get to the lake Saturday … few health issues, nothing the good folks at Bladen County Hospital could not deal with… READ MORE


STORIES FROM SATURDAY, MAY 18


Melton’s Team Wins Elizabethtown Rotary Club Golf Tournament

A staff report

The kick-off for the White Lake Water Festival began yesterday with the 8th Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club Scholarship Tournament at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. It was held Friday, May 17, at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. READ MORE


North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

A staff report

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted April 2024 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, unchanged from March’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. READ MORE


Bladen County Headlines…50 Years Ago

A staff report

*The Comprehensive Health Planning Section Office of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources announced disapproval of the proposal of Bladen County Hospital’s plan for the proposed construction of a 100 bed hospital in Elizabethtown. READ MORE


Thoughts While Shaving

Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

Yesterday’s high was 82 degrees… Today … Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m.

Today, the show goes on … White Lake Water Festival set for this AM … continuing all day long, and into the evening hours … READ MORE


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


Application Period for Ace Academy Open

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The Town of Elizabethtown and the Curtis Brown Airport will be hosting an aviation summer camp from June 18th through June 21st at the Curtis Brown Airport from 8:00am to 12:00 pm. The camp is open to students in 5ththrough 8th grades. READ MORE


Clarkton’s Community Day Parade Set for May 27: Honoring Veterans and Celebrating Community

Staff report

Clarkton, NC – The town of Clarkton is gearing up for its annual Community Day parade, scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Organized by Mayor Jerome Myers, this year’s parade promises to be a heartfelt tribute to veterans and an exciting celebration for the entire community. READ MORE


Southeastern Community Action Partnership Hosts Fatherhood Community Resource Fair in Whiteville

A staff report

Whiteville, NC – The Southeastern Community Action Partnership (SCAP) is set to host a Fatherhood Community Resource Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2024. This event, part of SCAP’s Community Services Block Grant Program, will occur from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Olive Headstart Center at 5465 Silver Spoon Road in Whiteville, NC. READ MORE


2024 Bladen We Care Golf Tournament

A staff report.

The 2024 Bladen We Care Golf Tournament will be held June 20 at River Landing Golf Courses on June 20. Anyone interested in playing is ask to go to Bladen We Care website for more information: https://www.bladenwecare.com/


Bladen County Schools Announces Graduation Plans

Elizabethtown, N.C— Bladen County Schools is preparing to congratulate more than 250 graduating seniors in the coming weeks.

The district will host three high school graduations.

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Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery Hosts the 2nd Annual Prime Rib Dinner for Charity

Staff report

Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is gearing up to host the 2nd Annual Prime Rib Dinner to benefit the Jim and Sue Schultz Foundation.

The event is scheduled for June 13 at 6:30 PM in the venue’s Gallery Ballroom. READ MORE


Bladen Community College Presents a Vibrant Array of Summer Camps for All Ages

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Get ready for an awesome summer of learning and fun at Bladen Community College! From children eager to explore new realms to teens and adults seeking to cultivate skills and passions, there’s an enriching experience awaiting everyone at BCC’s summer camps! READ MORE