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Board of Education to conduct Special Called Meeting

The Bladen County Board of Education will meet in special session on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Bladen County Board of Education. READ MORE

Over 20,000 Meals Served

Elizabethtown, NC – The Bladen County School system School Nutrition Department kicked-off their Summer Feeding Program earlier this month at Bladen Lakes Primary and East Arcadia schools through June 30. Beginning last week, they have added additional sites at Bladenboro Middle, Elizabethtown Primary and West Bladen High schools through August 3. READ MORE


Opinion : Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingNow that the NC State budget has been passed, vetoed by the Governor and soon to be overridden by the legislature, ‘silly season’ begins.  Strange action on the part of the leadership, been that way as long as I can remember. READ MORE


This Day in History – June 27

This Day In History1778 – Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure.

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.

1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.READ MORE

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Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on June 27

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature     99 degrees       1998

Lowest Temperature      54 degrees       2012

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                   2.10 inches       1961

Yesterday’s High Temperature N/A


Tar Heel Bridge named in honor of David B. Melvin

The newly constructed bridge that spans the Cape Fear River in Tar Heel was officially dedicated on Monday afternoon. The bridge will be called the David B. Melvin Bridge in honor of the ferry operator who lost his life on the Cape Fear River. READ MORE

Two East Bladen High students were awarded the Joe Bostic/Lacy West ECU Memorial Scholarship

Two students were awarded the Joe Bostic/Lacy West ECU Memorial Scholarship on East Bladen’s Awards Day ceremony. Receiving the scholarships valued at $1000 were Ross Johnson and Melina Wilkins. READ MORE

Additional West Bladen students receive CNA certification

Bladen County SchoolsSeveral West Bladen High School students that received their CNA certification in the fall of 2016 were inadvertently omitted from the list of 2017 CNA graduates. READ MORE

Crime: Suspect sought in Elizabethtown armed robbery

The Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that ocurred at the Melton’s Restaurant. Lt. D. Cheshire said the robbery ocurred as the restaurant was closing on Saturday. READ MORE

Bladen County Public Library to conduct food drive for fines

All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be accepting nonperishable food items in exchange for library fines from Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. READ MORE



County buildings will soon receive the U.S. Motto

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution in the consent agenda Monday to add the United States’ Motto, “In God We Trust” to all county-owned buildings. The motto has already been added to the county’s seal and county vehicles. READ MORE

Update: Police identify man

The Elizabethtown Police Department says they have identified an individual they were seeking to speak with in  regards to an incident that occurred at the Walmart store earlier today. READ MORE


Bladenboro High School “Class of 1987” 30 year Reunion

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The Bladenboro High School “Class of 1987” held their 30 year class reunion this weekend.

Crime: Elizabethtown restaurant robbed on Saturday

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Melton’s Restaurant on Saturday evening. The restaurant was open for business on Sunday morning. READ MORE



Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago


Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoBladen County Hospital announced that their new Administrator would be Gary A. Dolack.

Collier Gas Company of Whiteville opened an office on Hwy. 701 near Elizabethtown. READ MORE


Lifestyles: Local Man is Recognized For Outstanding Service

RALEIGH  – RALEIGH – Elizabethtown resident Dan Allen was recognized for outstanding service Friday evening during the 2017 Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen pageants.READ MORE

Politics : Governor Cooper signs bill which could help counties with infrastructure needs

A bill recently signed by Governor Roy Cooper could help counties like Bladen County to pay for certain types of infrastructure projects. READ MORE

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Paul R Brown Leadership Academy Drill Team wins national meet
The drill team of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy won the National John J. Pershing Memorial Drill Competition in March. The team competed in seven events performing exhibition and regulation drills. The meet has been conducted for about 100 years.  READ MORE




Lifestyles: For Better Living: Have You Tried Tofu?

By Sandra R. Cain

Sandra Cain

Sandra Cain

Although once only found in Asian food markets, this seemingly bland food can miraculously take on the flavor of its surrounding ingredients making it a highly versatile as well as highly nutritious part of a healthy diet. Tofu can now be found in your local supermarkets throughout the year. READ MORE


Water sampling of Cape Fear River has begun

Water sampling of the Cape Fear River for the presence of GenX has begun, according to officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The department has identified 12 locations from which officials plan to take samples of water from the river over the next two weeks. READ MORE

Elizabethtown patrol cars get new look

Patrol cars in the town of Elizabethtown are getting a sleek new look. The Police Department has revised its lettering and logo scheme for all of the patrol vehicles. READ MORE

Bladen County  Pet of the Week

By Dora Brogdon

pet of the weekA 8 week old kitten name Princess was chosen as Pet of the Week. This little kitten loves attention and playing with just about anything she can get a hold of. “It is kitten season and we are getting a lot of kittens and they all deserve a kind and loving home.READ MORE



Strong Debate at the Bladen County GOP Club Monthly Meeting

Congressman Pittenger Votes To Increase Funding For Job Training In Rural Communities

Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce conducts 65th annual banquet

Suspect in domestic violence related shooting arrested

Tabor Correctional Inmate Captured in Whiteville

State Officials: Investigation into presence of GenX in Cape Fear River to move forward

Commissioners adopt budget with pay increases

Kiwanis of Elizabethtown/Bladen County awards scholarships

Elizabethtown Rotary Club awards scholarships




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