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NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 Robeson County officer involved shooting leads to suspects on the run

Helicopter on the hunt for armed suspects

There have been reports by officials of three suspects shooting at law enforcement in Robeson County. As of 5:15 pm on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 two of the suspects are on the run in the Columbus County area, according to Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker. One of the three suspects has been apprehended. READ MORE [divider]

Bladen Community College President announces retirement plans

By Erin Smith

Dr. William Findt

After 45 years spent in education, the majority of which saw him working in the community college system, Dr. William Findt has announced plans to retire from his post as President of Bladen Community College.  READ MORE

North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released 

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. READ MORE

Church: NC Baptist Singers and Orchestra perform in Bladen County

Photos by Joy Warren

The North Carolina Baptist Singers and Orchestra performed live, “By His Love,” at the Elizabethtown Baptist Church on Monday evening. The well attended event featured prayers, scripture and singing of hymns by the group.  READ MORE


Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating Missing Person

Greta Erin Graham

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is soliciting the public’s help in locating Greta Erin Graham, 46, of 688 Kennedy Store Road, Riegelwood, N.C. READ MORE


Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingBob Lewis, former East Bladen football coach, most recently Clinton coach is stepping down after a very successful career.  The 75-year-old coach is ending a 41-year career that has produced several state championships, including his first at East Bladen in 1973.  Lewis, the late Jack Holly,  and Lenon Fisher, some of the areas most successful coaches have departed the scene. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 23

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature          80 degrees          1974

Lowest Temperature              7 degrees          1985

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                          1.15 inches         1954

Greatest One-Day
Snowfall                                   0.1 inches         2016

7-Day Forecast

This Day in History for January 23

This Day In History1789 – Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded.

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree.

1889 – Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago. READ MORE



Bus Driver Training Class offered

A school bus driver training session has been scheduled for all Bladen County Schools’ non-certified staff which began employment with Bladen County Schools as of July 1, 2005, and have not taken the training class. READ MORE

Career Guardsman announces retirement

By Erin Smith

Jimmy Nance

A former National Guardsman has officially retired following 20 years of service. Jimmy Nance of Clarkton officially retired from the NC National Guard in 2017.

Nance enlisted as an active duty soldier in the US Army in August 1987 and served for four years. READ MORE

Dublin Peanut Festival committee to meet

By Erin Smith

There will be a second meeting Thursday night for those who are interested in becoming a member of the Dublin Peanut Festival Committee. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Dublin Lions Club building. READ MORE

12th annual Gang Conference focuses on opioid epidemic

By Erin Smith

Darryl Strawberry

The 12th annual N.C. Gang Conference was conducted at the NC Justice Academy in Salemburg on Friday and the topic was the Opioid Epidemic. Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry, who was the keynote speaker for the day, shared his story about his own battle to overcome addiction. READ MORE

Center Road Baptist Church

BCC welcomes Alex Albright to discuss the B-1 Naval Band

DUBLIN – On Tuesday, January 30, at 11 a.m., Bladen Community College will welcome author, editor, playwright, and college professor, Alex Albright to the campus library (building 7) as part of the Writers Series hosted by the college.

Albright will speak about the infamous World War II 45-piece regimental Navy band called the B-1. READ MORE

Lu Mil Bridal Show deemed successful

By Erin Smith

Brides-to-Be, their family members, and Prospective Grooms, all turned out for the 11th annual Bridal Show at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin Sunday afternoon. More than 125 brides registered at the event and were able to learn about the many services offered by the vendors. READ MORE

Ag News: Agriculture and Forest Landowners Meeting Scheduled

There will be a meeting for agriculture and forest landowners on Tuesday, January 23rd, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Bladen County Extension Office located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown. READ MORE

Bladen County Headlines 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoThe Bladen Arts Council was attempting to start a community theatre group.

The new Bladen Masonic Lodge Master was W.L. Crawley. READ MORE

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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingSuper Bowl 2018 we’ll see the Eagles vs Patriots.

Checking for previous Federal Govt. Shut-Downs – Past 30 years and leaders:
1981- President Reagan (R)  Senate-Howard Baker (R)  House-Tip O’Neil (D) READ MORE


Fall prevention workshop to be conducted

The Bladen County Senior Center will host a Fall Prevention Workshop on Wednesdays, beginning March 6th. READ MORE

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Young parade goer visits with officers

Elizabethtown Police officers recently took time from their parade duties to speak to young Kaden Davis during the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. READ MORE


Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducts Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy training


The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Specialized Training Unit and K-9 Section presented a training event for the students of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy. The training session took place on Saturday at Jones Lake State Park. READ MORE


Emereau:Bladen set to expand

By Erin Smith

Emereau:Bladen Charter School is preparing to embark on a building program as the school prepares to grow to a K-7 school. Currently, the school houses grades K-6, according to Kate Alice Dunaway. READ MORE


Kiwanis Recognitions Night

President Jeff Futrell presenting the award to Mr. Donald Worsley.

The Kiwanis of Elizabethtown was pleased to recognize two 60-year members at their meeting, January 16th, at San Jose in Elizabethtown.

Each of these members have received a plaque from the club recognizing their years of service along with recognition letters and pins from Kiwanis International. READ MORE


NCDOT :Winter Storm Cleanup

Historical Markers in Bladen County: Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church

Political: Supreme Court Grants North Carolina’s Application to Delay Redrawing of Electoral Maps, Putting Fair Elections in North Carolina in Jeopardy For 2018 Election

Ag News: Bladen County Farm Service Agency Announces County Committee Election Results Balsam Range at Carolina Civic Center N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial and County Commissioners meet

White Oak crash sends one to hospital

Bladen County Hospital Foundation Gala announced, sponsorships still available


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