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Opinion : Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingLate Sunday night NFL action: New England Patriots 23 – Atlanta Falcons 7.

Tonight – Washington Redskins at Philadelphia, 8:30 on ESPN. READ MORE


This Day in History for October 23

This Day In History1893 – C Dazey’s “In Old Kentucky” premieres in NYC (27 seasons)

1910 – Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1915 – 25,000 women march in New York city demanding to vote. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on October 23

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature       84 degrees          1984

Lowest Temperature       32 degrees           1987

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                     2.62 inches           1929

7 Day Forecast


Clarkton house fire claims life of one

By Erin Smith

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A house fire in Clarkton claimed the life of one man on Saturday night.

Assistant Bladen County Coroner Kenneth Clark said, “It (the home) was called in as fully involved.” READ MORE

Retiring abroad? What you need to know about getting benefits overseas

By Brenda Brown
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC

Retiring outside of the United States can be an exciting way to spend your golden years. Perhaps retirement in Poland or Peru is in your plans. In many cases, it’s possible to receive your Social Security retirement benefits while living abroad. Our website can help you navigate your benefit eligibility while living overseas. READ MORE

NC DOT offers driving safety tips to avoid deer collisions

NC DOTAs you drive on the many roads in Bladen County, you have probably encountered a deer in the roadway at least once. Many Bladen County drivers have had the misfortune of striking a deer with their automobile. READ MORE


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Ag News: Troxler announces new beehive grant program, availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 15

RALEIGH – County governments, nonprofit groups and certified beekeepers pursuing farmland preservation projects and beehive grants have until Dec. 15 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 for traditional farm preservation projects and the new N.C. Beehive Grant Fund for the purchase and construction of beehives. READ MORE

Bladen County Headlines 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoThe Tar Heel High School Homecoming Queen was Angela Roberts.

The towns of Elizabethtown and Bladenboro were awarded the North Carolina Community of Excellence Awards. READ MORE

Turkey Shoot planned to benefit ECA programs

A Saturday Night Turkey Shoot is planned to benefit Elizabethtown Christian Academy’s extracurricular programs. The Turkey Shoot will take place behind the Elizabethtown Baptist Church Christian Activities Center. READ MORE






Protect your personal information while online

By Erin Smith

The month of October is Cyber Security Awareness month and with many Internet scams and viruses making the rounds, protecting your personal information while online is very important. Often, a scam artist will send out emails that can sound legitimate or imitate companies you do business with on a regular basis. READ MORE

For Better Living: A Look at Whole Grains

By Sandra R. Cain

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Eating whole grains is one way to make your diet healthier. Most Americans don’t get enough whole grains in their diet.

Refined grains have only a fraction of the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and dietary fiber — or roughage — of whole grains. READ MORE

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.2 percent. READ MORE

Bladen County well represented in NC State Fair competition

By Erin Smith

Bladen County is well represented in various competitions at the 150th annual North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. As of Friday morning, one Bladen County business and two residents had picked up awards for their efforts. READ MORE

Global Opioid Technology Challenge open for ideas

By Erin Smith

The State of Ohio is on a mission—to generate technological ideas for fighting the opioid epidemic in the United States. Governor John Kasich is issuing the challenge not just to Ohioans but to everyone on a global scale. READ MORE

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Bladen County Road Closure Update

The North Carolina Department Transportation has announced the following road openings/closings, per Kenneth Clark. READ MORE

Cry Out America event set for Monday

The Cry Out America event will take place on Monday, Oct. 23rd, at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse. The event had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather in September. READ MORE


Bladen County Commissioners to hold Special Meeting

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. regarding Bladen County Schools’ proposed Capital Project. READ MORE

Opinion: Work together to end the destruction 

Bladen County needs help! Parents have lost their children and our crime rate has been increasing. Why? Most would say drugs. Opioids, heroine, and their addicts are causing all the heartache.

If the mother county was a true Mother, she would be weeping, pulling all her children in close and taking action to end the madness happening in her land. She would understand the opioids, the heroine and their addicts are symptoms, not the real root of the problems. READ MORE

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Smith named Miss Preteen Fayetteville State University


Miss Heavyn Armani Smith of Elizabethtown, daughter of Miss Carla D. Smith and granddaughter of Reverend Carl A. and Jewell L. Smith, was crowned Miss Preteen Fayetteville State University 2017-2018, on Saturday night, September 23rd, on the campus of Fayetteville State University in the Rosenthal Building.  READ MORE


One Stop Voting begins today

By Erin Smith

One Stop Voting for municipal elections begins today (Thursday, October 19th) and ends on Saturday, November 4th, and voting will take place at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown. READ MORE


Clarkton camera system installation slowly taking shape

By Erin Smith

A security camera system purchased by the town of Clarkton is still not operational. The town purchased 16 security cameras from Tyco (now Johnson Controls) in Raleigh, at a cost of $150,000 more than one year ago. READ MORE

BCC’s Burney, Kinlaw speak to Bladenboro Rotary Club

Linda Burney, the director of the Bladen Community College Foundation, and Cathy Kinlaw, the school’s public relations director, presented a program at the regular Monday night meeting of the Bladenboro Rotary Club. READ MORE

30th annual MLK Day parade scheduled Jan. 15 in Elizabethtown

Preparations are underway for the 30th annual parade honoring the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be held in downtown Elizabethtown on Monday, January 15 at 11 a.m. The parade’s theme is “Together We Win With Love For Humanity”. READ MORE







Crime: One charged in five Bladen County break-ins


The arrest of one individual Tuesday has resulted in the solving of five area breaking and entering cases according to Sheriff James A. McVicker. READ MORE

Bladen County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association to conduct concealed carry class

The Bladen County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association will host a Concealed Carry Permit Class at their range during the month of November. This class will be taught by Lead Instructor Larry Guyton and he will be assisted by several, Criminal Justice Certified Firearms Instructors with years of experience and knowledge. READ MORE



Crime: Suspect in multiple break-ins arrested


Sheriff James A. McVicker said today (Wednesday, Oct. 18th) that a suspect in multiple breaking and entering cases in both Bladen and Sampson counties was arrested Saturday by deputies. READ MORE

Sandhills Behavioral Services opens doors in Bladen County

By Erin Smith

Sandhills Behavioral Services, Inc. held a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Tuesday afternoon. The center is located at 119 Courthouse Drive, Elizabethtown. READ MORE




Bladen County Pet of the Week: Big Red

Railroad crossing at US 701 Bypass repairs

Debit card scam making the rounds

Bladen Community College has ghost stories to tell

High school friends reunite

One Arrested For Selling Stolen Property

Commissioners raise awareness of Bullying with proclamation

Commissioners hear about roof replacement on Social Services building

Commissioners recognize employees for years of service

Crime: Bladen County Breaking and Entering Solved


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