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White Lake Honors First Responders and Hurricane Florence Volunteers

By Joy Warren

During the Tuesday evening meeting of the Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners regular session, the Mayor and Board recognized and honored the service to the Town and surrounding communities by all first responders and White Lake Volunteer Fire Department members.

Another volunteer was also recognized for her unselfish acts during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Cassandra Post READ MORE

New Police Chief Takes Oath in Bladenboro

By Erin Smith

A new police chief has taken over the helm of the Bladenboro Police Department on Tuesday morning.  READ MORE

Event: Bladen County Shrine Club to Host Annual Fish Fry

The Bladen County Shrine Club is preparing for their Annual Fall Fish Fry.  READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on November 14

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature          82 degrees          1959

Lowest Temperature           22 degrees           2013

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                          2.11 inches          1997

Yesterday’s High Temperature was 68 degrees (1 AM)

7-Day Forecast

This Day in History for November 14

This Day In History1666 – Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

1732 – First professional librarian in North America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia.

1832 – First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents, rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Street. READ MORE


Bladenboro PD Accepting Donations for annual Christmas for Kids Drive

By Erin Smith
Making Christmas brighter for children in Bladenboro is one of the most heart warming and rewarding things the Bladenboro Police Department does throughout the year, according to Lt. Kevin Rouse. READ MORE

Bladen County Solid Waste Announces Thanksgiving Schedule

Bladen County Solid Waste has announced their hours of operation for Thursday, November 22 thru Friday, November 23. READ MORE

Bladen County Solid Waste to Close Hurricane Florence Debris Site

Bladen County Solid Waste is closing the Hurricane Florence disaster debris site.  READ MORE

Ag News: USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

USDAU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Michigan producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).  READ MORE

Ag News: USDA Acreage Reporting Deadline for Perennial Forage Changes to July 15

USDAUSDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has established a new acreage reporting deadline for perennial forage for 2019 and subsequent years. Previously set in the fall, the new deadline is July 15 for all states, except for Hawaii and Puerto Rico.  READ MORE

Lowering GenX Emissions topic of Rotary Discussion


Brian Long, Plant Manager with Chemours Fayetteville Works plant, addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday regarding GenX and the company’s efforts to reduce emissions at the plant.  READ MORE

Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingNFL results  Giants 27 – 49ers 23

Weather today — Warmer, windy and a chance of rain….high temps in the 60s.  READ MORE


Extended Clinic Hours for Bladen County Health Department

Bladen County Health Department will begin offering extended clinic hours starting on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. The extended hours will be offered on Tuesday evenings throughout January 2019.  READ MORE

WECT: Clearing the air: the hog farm lawsuits

As the fourth lawsuits prepares to move forward, WECT takes a closer look at the hog farm lawsuits. READ MORE

Center Road Baptist Church

FBI Releases Additional Photos of Missing Teen, Surveillance Videos

By Erin Smith

Today, (Monday, November 12) marks one week since a Lumberton teenager was abducted from her yard. The FBI has released additional photos of the missing Lumberton teenager and surveillance videos of a man they would like to speak with regarding the abduction. READ MORE

Nov. 5-11 Week in Review: Incumbents win re-election

Week In ReviewAfter several weeks of looking at road signs, receiving lots of mailings and being bombarded by advertising, Bladen County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the midterm elections. Almost 13,000 votes were cast, which is 55 percent of eligible voters.  READ MORE

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Veteran Recalls Time Spent in Vietnam

By Erin Smith

For many Veterans in Bladen County and across the United States, Veterans Day is time to pause and remember those with whom they served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. READ MORE


Ag News: FSA Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections

The 2018 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on Nov. 5, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 3, 2018.  READ MORE

Social Security and Medicare, Working Side by Side

By Brenda Brown
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC
Social Security and Medicare have worked side by side for decades. Both programs have improved the quality of life for millions of Americans. READ MORE


FEMA May Reimburse Short-Term Lodging Expenses

FEMA provides financial assistance to make sure those displaced by Hurricane Florence are in safe and secure housing. READ MORE

One of our Own, Halle Stanley, Making a Difference in Africa by way of Halle’s Haven

By Jennifer Smith
If you’re a native of Bladen County or Columbus County, that in itself, is a gift because of the wonderful people within the hearts of both counties. READ MORE

Temperatures To Drop To Freezing

If you have plants outdoors, tonight will be a good time to bring them inside. READ MORE

Freeze Watch in effect Saturday night

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a freeze watch for Bladen County from late Saturday night through Sunday morning. A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing conditions are possible.

Freezing temperatures as low as 31 degrees are expected to develop early Sunday morning and last for a few hours, according to the weather service. Freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing

Bladen Community College announces four finalists in Presidential Search

Bladen Community College has selected four finalists in the search for the college’s next president. READ MORE

Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoA Christmas Club Sweepstakes promotion was started by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Rogers Clark of Elizabethtown was named President of the North Carolina Oil Jobber’s Association. READ MORE

Center Road Baptist Church


Bladen County Road Updates

Road Closing

SR1708 (Rosindale Road) READ MORE

To Be A Patriot on Veterans Day

By Erin Smith

Some gave all and all gave some. That was the theme for the message of the Veterans Day Program held at Bladen Community College on Thursday morning.  READ MORE

Opinion: You Decide: Can Small Towns Make a Comeback?

By Dr. Mike Walden

North Carolina was once known as a state of small towns. The reason was the state economy. Led by the “Big Three” of tobacco, textiles and furniture, the economy was organized around small towns. Farmers took their crops and livestock to the closest town for processing and sale.  READ MORE

Crime: Narcotics Arrests Made In County

Sheriff James A. McVicker said members of the Narcotics Unit conducted undercover operations in the Lisbon, White Oak, and Elizabethtown areas of the county that resulted in the arrest of three individuals. READ MORE

Annual Ag’Em Up Days held at schools


Ag’em Up Days, a two day annual Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County 3rd graders, was postponed this year until October 29, 30, and November 1, 2018.  Normally, we set up at the Bladen County Recreation Park, but due to damages from the storm, we needed to keep our students in class. Our team of partners and volunteers took the show on the road, visiting seven schools across our county.  READ MORE


Van used in Lumberton teen’s abduction found

Clarkton May Get Electronic Gaming Business

Bus Driver Training Class

Bladen County Public Library to hold Junk Swap

Bladen Soil and Water Conservation Meeting

Town Begins Process to Revoke Poultry Company’s Wastewater Permit

One Man Involved In Shooting of Trooper to Face Death Penalty

Dispute over ditch ownership in Clarkton

West Bladen High School Open House

Lifestyles: Bladenboro Christmas Parade Seeking Entries

Nail Biting General Election

Bladen County Pet of the Week

School Board approved to give property to Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy

Crash on US 701 results in minor injuries

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released, Bladen at 4.5 Percent

Lifestyles: Holiday season is great time to visit farms


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