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Case against Clarkton man dismissed

By Erin Smith

A case against a Clarkton man was dismissed on Monday morning in Bladen County Superior Court. District Attorney Quentin McGee told Judge James G. Bell, Jr. the case against Marcus Cyril McKoy was dismissed. READ MORE



Summer Class Registration at BCC Today 

You can register for summer classes at Bladen Community College today between noon and 2 P.M. and again between 3:30 and 7 P.M. For more information, call 910.879.5500.


BCC honors successful high school credential students

Bladen Community College honored 39 high school equivalency and adult high school graduates at commencement ceremonies on May 15. READ MORE

Muggy Week Ahead, with Highs in the Low 80’s

By Richard Neuherz, Meteorologist, NOAA

National Weather ServiceAfter today, deep tropical moisture will remain in place for much of the week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are on tap today, then scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through Sunday. READ MORE


Southeastern Times: Virtual Public School enrollment in NC now 2nd-largest in country

By Elisabeth Almekinder

After a regular school morning at Middle Creek High School in Cary, senior Connor Yungbluth, 16, takes his online Mandarin Chinese course at home through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS). READ MORE

BCC celebrates Emergency Medical Services Strong

DUBLIN – Bladen Community College will celebrate Emergency Medical Services Strong during the week of May 20-26, in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). READ MORE

Bladen Community College celebrates graduates with commencement

Bladen Community College honored 218 graduating students at its commencement event on May 18. College vice president Jeff Kornegay welcomed graduates to the ceremony and Board of Trustees chairman Dennis Troy greeted the assembly. READ MORE


Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingIt’s Monday, a new week begins following a busy, wet weekend.

Bladen County Commissioners meet for regular business session, same time 6:30 PM and same location, Bladen County Courthouse.  Public is welcome. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on May 21

Highest Temperature          95 degrees          1996

Lowest Temperature            45 degrees         2002

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                         2.24 inches         1929

Yesterday’s High Temperature was 80 degrees.

7-Day Forecast

This Day In History for May 21

This Day In History1832 – 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1846 – 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii.

1861 – Richmond, Va, is designated Confederate Capital.

1881 – American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton. READ MORE



40th White Lake Water Festival continues

The rain has not stopped the 40th Annual White Lake Water Festival from continuing on Saturday, May 19th. The fun started with the annual parade. Over 20 vendors set up shop at Goldston’s Beach. READ MORE

Congratulations Graduates!

As your graduate prepares to receive their diploma, send them a congratulatory note to let them know how much their handwork and dedication are appreciated.READ MORE

John L. Foye Rifles finish season

The John L. Foye Rifles of the The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy finished its season at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach Florida. The team competed in the Masters Division of the Mixed Armed Division. READ MORE

Shanice Jones Graduates from Winston-Salem State

Bladenboro’s Shanice Jones graduated cum laude Friday from Winston-Salem State University with a degree in physical education.

Jones was featured on the WSSU Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies’ Wall of Excellence and finished off her senior year with straight A’s in her final semester. READ MORE

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoWestPoint Pepperell of Elizabethtown was honored by the North Carolina Department of Labor for their safety record.

Gary Grady resigned as the town attorney for White Lake.

The White Lake Water Festival Committee announced that a 10K race would be included in this year’s festivities. READ MORE

Center Road Baptist Church


Bladen County Commissioners to meet Monday

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room in the basement fo the Bladen County Courthouse. The Commissioners will deal with a busy agenda.READ MORE

West Bladen High Announces Junior Marshals

West Bladen High School has announced their Junior Marshals for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Congratulations to the 2018 Junior Marshals. READ MORE

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Water Festival Volleyball rescheduled

The Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament for the White Lake Water Festival has been rescheduled to Sunday afternoon at Camp Clearwater.

Bladen County Commissioner to appear in Brunswick County court

Bladen County Commissioner Ashley S. Trivette is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, June 5th, in Brunswick County Superior Court. READ MORE

Case continued for Man in November standoff

The man involved in a 6-hour standoff with law enforcement in Dublin in November had his case continued in Bladen County Superior Court.

McKenzie Brisson is scheduled to appear in Bladen County Superior Court on July 9thREAD MORE

White Lake Water Festival still on go

The 40th annual White Lake Water Festival is still on go for this weekend. Tonight (Friday) Soul on the Beach will take to the stage at 6 p.m. at Goldston’s Beach. On Saturday, the festival continues with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.READ MORE


Unsettled, Stormy Weekend Ahead

By Joshua Weiss, Meteorologist NOAA

National Weather ServiceTropical moisture will continue to stream into the Carolinas this weekend around a high pressure offshore. This will maintain humid and unsettled conditions. The heaviest rainfall is expected Saturday along the coast, but all locations will likely see showers and thunderstorms. READ MORE


Cooperative Leadership Camp accepting registrations

The Cooperative Council of North Carolina will conduct a Cooperative Leadership Camp (CLC) from June 18th through June 22nd, 2018, at the FFA Center at White Lake. READ MORE

Southeastern Times: Public information session about GenX scheduled for May 29

State officials announced an information session has been scheduled about the state’s ongoing activities related to the GenX investigation that originated at Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility. READ MORE



BCC Graduates Associate Degree Nursing Students

Bladen Community College graduated 30 nursing students in one of its larger associate degree nursing classes in a pinning ceremony in May. The service included inspirational remarks from graduate Lynn Rich Worrell. READ MORE

WBHS Fun Day and 5K Fun Run Rescheduled

West Bladen High School LogoThe West Bladen High School Fun Day and 5K Fun Run that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 19th has been re-scheduled for June 2nd.


Bladen libraries closed May 26-28

All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.



Miss North Carolina pays visit to Bladen County

By Erin Smith

The residents of the Bladen East Health and Rehab got a very special visit on Thursday afternoon when Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins visited them. The residents were treated to an afternoon filled with music and laughter as Huggins displayed her musical talent and warm personality. READ MORE


Congratulate your Senior for Graduation

Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduates! As the academic year comes to an end, Seniors are anxiously awaiting the moment when they will be announced as graduates. is proud of all of our 2018 graduating seniors and would like to celebrate their accomplishments. READ MORE



Opinion: Letter from BCC President Dr. William Findt

Bladen County Conducts First Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Road Closings and Openings for May 16

Bladenboro residents may need to increase their budget


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