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Lifestyles: For Better Living: Pick a Pear

By Sandra Cain

Sandra Cain

Sandra Cain

The pear is a fruit that has been cultivated for centuries. Though there are thousands of varieties of pears, only about ten are grown and sold commercially. READ MORE

Crime: Sheriff’s Office searching for two suspects in Clarkton armed robbery

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in an armed robbery which took place in Clarkton on Thursday night.

According to Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton, a clerk was behind the counter in the Scotchman store on U.S. 701 in Clarkton when a tall black male entered the store and pointed a gun at her. READ MORE


Rotarians learn about Vocational Rehabilitation

Michael D. Ramey from N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown addressed the Bladenboro Rotarians at their Monday night meeting. READ MORE

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Event: Events for Bladen County Residents

By: Dora Brogdon

Upcoming EventsOn Friday, an online webinar called Ten Tips and Tricks for Your Pitch from 10 until 11 a.m. will take place through Bladen Community College. All seminars are open to the public and provided at no charge due to special funding arrangements for the Small Business Center and Bladen Community College. READ MORE

Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingHigh School football action slated for tonight.  East Columbus at West Bladen and East Bladen travels to Red Springs.  Kick-off for both games is 7 PM.

East Bladen boys soccer team 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play and the Knights ladies tennis team is off to a 9-0 start. READ MORE


This Day in History – September 22

This Day In History1817 – John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State.

1851 – City of Des Moines, Iowa incorporated as Fort Des Moines. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on September 22

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature        92 degrees              1957

Lowest Temperature        49 degrees               2006

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                     2.06 inches              1958


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Single vehicle crash claims life of one

By Erin Smith

A single vehicle crash in the Ammon community took the life of one Bladen County man on Wednesday. READ MORE


Youth Ambassadors program teaches leadership skills to teens

By Erin Smith

Men and Women United for Youth and Families’ Youth Ambassadors program is a unique program that teaches leadership skills and self sufficiency to teens in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. The program boasts about 20 teens who are working to make a difference in their communities and schools. READ MORE

Chemours to supply bottled water to homeowners after positive preliminary tests

By Erin Smith

Preliminary results on water samples from residential wells which were tested by Chemours are back and at least 11 of the residential wells sampled by the company were shown to be contaminated with the chemical GenX. Chemours has been directed by state officials to make bottled water available to those impacted. READ MORE

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Today is World Peace Day

By Erin Smith

Today marks World Peace Day. It is a day celebrated annually on September 21st specifically to recognize and call for the absence of war and violence. The theme of the 2017 World Peace Day is “Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All.” READ MORE


Bankers offer tips for those dealing with Equifax breach

By Erin Smith

Bladen County’s bankers have offered some tips to those who have been impacted by the Equifax security breach. The most important thing you can do is to monitor your bank account for any type of suspicious activity. READ MORE


Bladen County to benefit from Crime Commission grants

By Erin Smith

Bladen County law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office for the 13th Prosecutorial District will receive $97,123 from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to assist them in performing their duties. READ MORE


Event: Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers Family Day for Families with Children Coping with Grief

WILMINGTON, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) will offer a no cost, one-day camp for families with children coping with the death of a loved one. It will be from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st, at New Life Church of God, 107 Maultsby Street in Whiteville. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 910-515-66899 or 910-796-7991. READ MORE


Farmers say fall harvest is going well

By Erin Smith

Farmers in Bladen County are beginning to gather their fall crops and most say their fields are looking good. They say good weather and a good moisture content in the soil is helping the harvest. READ MORE

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Eastpointe Board learns about Compliance Monitoring

By Erin Smith

The Eastpointe Board of Directors received training from Theresa Edmundson regarding compliance monitoring of providers and Eastpointe staff. She told the board it is important to have a strong compliance program in place.

“When you handle the amount of money Eastpointe handles, you have to have compliance monitoring in place,” said Edmondson. READ MORE

Bladen Community College hosts diversity speaker

DUBLIN – Dr. Robert Canida, II, Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will speak on the BCC campus on Tuesday, October 3, at 11 A.M., in the Student Resource Center (building 7). READ MORE

Campbell Oil Company helping with relief efforts after hurricanes

By Tonya Bockover

As residents of North Carolina keep a wary eye on Hurricane Maria, a local company has been active in the relief efforts since hurricane Harvey.

“We sent our first crews to Katy, Texas, on August 29th,” said Tracy Hardin, manager of the Fuel Products division at Campbell Oil in Elizabethtown. Campbell Oil has had multiple fuel truck crews out continually since Harvey. The company currently has several crews in south Florida distributing fuel. READ MORE






Bladen County hurricane victims put on hold

Bradley KinlawLast week Bladen County Emergency Services told eight county residents funding had been approved for them to receive assistance due to their damages from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This week, County officials are having to call the eight residents back to inform them the funding has been frozen according Emergency Services Director, Bradley Kinlaw. READ MORE

Bladen County Emergency Responders announce training

When you have an emergency it is nice to know the personnel responding to the situation are trained and ready to assist in your needs. From time to time, reports about the training occurring with Bladen County first responders.

Bladen County Emergency Director, Bradley Kinlaw announced a training will be held today for emergency responders at 7:00 p.m. READ MORE

Bladen County Chemours fighting DEQ; settles lawsuit for similar issues in Ohio Valley

By Erin Smith

For residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, the news of the dumping of GenX and Nafion chemicals into the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, brought back  memories of a similar incident which resulted in a lawsuit against DuPont and Chemours. READ MORE

Bladen County: Boiled Peanuts are in season

A Bladen County staple is boiled peanuts. Every September the communities across the county enjoy the salty, tasty treats. READ MORE


Superintendent Pitches School Construction/Consolidation plan to County Commissioners

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and heard a presentation from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor regarding proposed school construction and consolidation plans.

Dr. Taylor told the Board of Commissioners the Bladen County Board of Education has been studying the issue for some time now of how best to handle declining enrollment numbers and how to handle aging school facilities which are in need of repairs and upgrades and recruitment of teachers. READ MORE


Boil Water Advisory for Forest Hills area rescinded

The Boil Water Advisory for the Forest Hills area, and the area in close proximity has been rescinded.  READ MORE


Elizabethtown Christian Academy to conduct first annual golf tourney

The Elizabethtown Christian Academy is conducting their first annual golf tourney and space is rapidly filling up. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. READ MORE



Bladen County Young Professionals: Making financial dreams come true for clients is his goal

By Erin Smith

For one Bladen County resident, helping clients to achieve their financial goals is one thing he enjoys. After working in Fayetteville and Raleigh, returning home to Bladen County has been refreshing, said Jeremy White. READ MORE


Bladen County Special Olympics invited to invitational Bocce competition

The Bladen County Special Olympics has been invited to participate in an invitational in New Hanover County on Sunday, October 8th, in the sport of Bocce. READ MORE



Clarkton School of Discovery is ‘Boasting the B!’

By Erin Smith

The team of teachers, staff and students at Clarkton School of Discovery are celebrating a B grade on their school report card. READ MORE



International Education Leader has Bladen ties

When it comes to Halle Jordan Stanley, the apple does not fall far from the tree.  Halle is the 16 year old daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Stanley, of All Tied Up Clothing Store in downtown Whiteville, and Dr. Jennifer Smith, an International Education Leader and Superintendent, from Clarkton.  READ MORE



The end of the Dublin Peanut Festival

Photos by Jeff Owen:

The 25th Annual Dublin Peanut Festival may be the last. The roads were overflowing with people in the local Bladen County town which was great, but organizers confirmed rumblings of this being the festival’s final year. READ MORE

Board of Elections meeting gets contentious over poll workers

By: Erin Smith

Discussions of how to proceed with the selection of Chief Judges, Judges and Poll Workers for the upcoming November election cycle became contentious on Thursday afternoon. The meeting was conducted at the Bladen County Board of Elections office in Elizabethtown. READ MORE

Lifestyles: For Better Living: Breakfast – The Most Important Meal of the Day

Sandra CainBy Sandra R. Cain

You have often heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many studies have shown that starting your day with breakfast offers many benefits.

If breakfast is so important, why is it often skipped? Almost every excuse for not eating breakfast has a simple solution. READ MORE

Opinion: You Decide: What Are The Good And Bad In Today’s Economy?

By Dr. Mike Walden

Although my late mother never finished high school, she still was a wise person. One of her favorite sayings was, there’s two sides to every story. Of course when I tried to use this logic after I disobeyed one of her rules, she would reply – there are exceptions!

I’m frequently reminded of my Mom’s advice when I give presentations about the economy around the state. READ MORE


Residents say “no” to proposed Black River State Park

Officials answer questions about GenX well water testing

Man exits vehicle during road check in Bladen County

Jenna Lee new to BladenOnline

Elizabethtown Rotary Club learns about Cooperative Extension

Walking the Mountains to Sea Trail in Bladen County

The Times, The Towns, The Tales: Home is where your heart is

Bladen County conducts opioid forum

White Lake Multi-Use Path Project Set to Begin

NC Theological Seminary of Bladen County Open House


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