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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Children


Do you ever think back on things that happened to you as a child and recognize what kind of an impact it had on your life?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future health outcomes, violence, victimization, and lifelong opportunities. READ MORE

Board of Elections Names New Chariman, Vice-Chairman

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday at 12 noon, and elected a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Jens Lutz joined the meeting by telephone.



Carroll Poultry Must Pay Fine in Full

By Erin Smith

Bladenboro Town HallThe Bladenboro Town Board met on Monday night to hear an appeal of a fine the town issued to Carroll Poultry at their June meeting. The fine was the third such fine the company has received for violating the “flow” they were allowed in their permit. They also have failed to accurately complete their required reports. READ MORE

Crime: Man Arrested for Prescription Drug Abuse

Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the arrest Monday of a Bladenboro area man following an investigation by the Narcotics Unite into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Storms Road area of Bladen County. READ MORE

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Bladen County Man Killed in Leland Crash

By Erin Smith

A Bladen County man has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a hit-and-run crash in Leland on July 10th.

According to the Leland Police Department, Sidney Joe Lanier of Council was involved in a moped crash on US 74 near the exit ramp for Village Road in Leland. READ MORE

Second Show in Sunset Jams Concert Series Set for Thursday

By Erin Smith

The second show in the Sunset James “Alive after Five” concert series will take place Thursday night at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake from 6 until 9 PM featuring the Big Time Party Band. The event is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health. READ MORE


Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingPraying for our nation, our leaders and safe travel.


Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on July 17

Highest Temperature          95 degrees

Lowest Temperature            61 degrees

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                         2.33 inches

Yesterday’s High Temperature was 88 degrees.

7-Day Forecast

This Day in History for July 17

This Day In History1603 – Sir Walter Raleigh arrested by forces of King James.

1775 – 1st military hospital approved.

1856 – The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people. READ MORE


Ag News: Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

USDAWASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. READ MORE

Bladen County Schools to conduct Auction

Bladen County Schools will be conducting an Auction on the Spot at Elizabethtown Primary School on Tuesday, July 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. READ MORE

Event Aims to Connect Veterans with Resources

By Erin Smith

The National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown will be the site for a Stand Down event for Veterans and their families on Thursday, July 19th, from 10 AM until 2 PM. The featured guest speaker will be U.S. Marine Corp Sgt. Maj. Paul A. Berry (retd). READ MORE

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Southern Environmental Law Center Sues Department of Environmental Quality over GenX

By Erin Smith

The Southern Environmental Policy Law Center and Cape Fear River Watch, an environmental group from Wilmington, have filed a lawsuit against Chemours and the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The lawsuit was filed in New Hanover County Superior Court on Friday. READ MORE


Cool Down When the Weather Heats Up

Stay safe as summer heats up. Prepare yourself for the high temperatures.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickness from the heat occurs when your body cannot compensate and properly cool you off. READ MORE


10 Powerful Ways To Use Social Security Online

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

Brenda Brown

Chances are good that you use the internet or a cell phone app every day. Social Security has you covered. We have created online tools to make the lives of millions of people easier. We have put together a top ten list of easy-to-use resources for you. READ MORE






Letter to the Editor: Board of Elections has new Facebook page

The Bladen County Board of Elections now has a Facebook page and the public is encouraged to join and like the page, we will publish important public information. READ MORE


Bladen County Headlines 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoA $50 reward was offered for arrest and conviction of persons breaking unto the VFW Hut in Elizabethtown.

The Elizabethtown Rescue Squad answered 66 calls in June, 1983. READ MORE Governor Cooper announces Finish Line Grants to aid Community College students

Governor Cooper announced on Thursday the Finish Line Grants program to help community college students who face unforeseen financial emergencies complete their training. READ MORE Columbus County Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help

Photo courtesy of Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information in the case of a stolen enclosed trailer. On January 20th, a white, Carson 7 foot x 12 foot enclosed trailer was stolen from Peacock Road in Chadbourn. READ MORE

Ag News: Mid-summer Leaf Fall

Everything is going along fine, then your favorite tree’s leaves begin to drop. What caused this and will the tree die? READ MORE


Is Your Home Wildfire Ready?

Where there is smoke, there could be fire! Wildfires can occur anywhere, any time of the year, and destroy homes, businesses, and natural resources. READ MORE


OPINION: Hog trial misleading; living high on the hog isn’t for everyone

Lifestyles: Christmas in July event sees plenty of shoppers, raises money for scholarships

Opinion: A committee on things that smell

Special Called meeting for Bladenboro Town Board

Caregiver resources available for grandparents

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Concerned and frustrated parents

Cooperative Council of North Carolina offers podcast

Rouzer announces Opioid Symposium

Pork industry facing anti-trust lawsuit

Division on Aging still has fans left

Ag NewsNCDA&CS Agronomic Services can help ID growth concerns



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