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Crash at Carver’s Creek results in minor injuries

By Erin Smith

A three vehicle crash at Carver’s Creek on NC 87 resulted in only minor injuries and sent one person to the hospital. READ MORE

Leak at propane tank farm

By Erin Smith

There was an emergency call to the propane tanks on NC 87 West for a reported leak on Sunday evening. The Dublin Fire Department responded to the call. READ MORE


Alcohol sales on the rise in Bladen County

By: Charlotte Smith

Spirits in Bladen County are on the rise. The ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) store in Elizabethtown had a banner year as reported by the North Carolina ABC Control Board and alcohol is now offered in more areas throughout the county.

Dublin residents voted for alcohol sales in their stores and restaurants during the November election this year and the Elizabethtown ABC Store reported high profits. READ MORE 


Christmas Holiday Closings

By: Erin Smith

Area offices and agencies have announced their Christmas holiday schedules.

All banks are closed on Monday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and will re-open for business on Tuesday, December 26. However, State Employees Credit Union will be closed for the Christmas holiday Monday, December 25, and through Wednesday, December 27.  They will re-open for business on Thursday, December 28.  READ MORE

Opinion : Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingOne week left to shop before Christmas….

Late NFL score from last nights action….Cowboys 20 – Raiders 17. READ MORE

This Day in History – December 18

This Day In History1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies for Children”

1796 – 1st US paper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor) READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on December 18

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature         78 degrees            1984

Lowest Temperature         17 degrees             1963

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                      1.69 inches             1959

7-Day Forecast

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FEMA : Prepare Your Car for Winter

Keep yourself from getting stranded this winter. Store emergency items in your vehicle to handle cold weather, ice, and snow. READ MORE

Church: A live Nativity in Bladen County

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The Christmas celebrations are in full swing. The Bladen County lawn drew a crowd Saturday due to the live Nativity set up for all to see.

W.E.W. Ministries hosted the event. Evangelist Doris Cromartie with W.E.W. explained the hope for the day was to tell others about Jesus and his saving grace. READ MORE


Clarkton students share talent

Caroling is a popular tradition during the Christmas holiday. Clarkton School of Discovery (CSD) students were found celebrating the tradition around Bladen County.

The carolers of the Junior Beta Club from CSD made stops at local healthcare and rehabilitation centers. READ MORE





Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago
The Bladen County Shriners Fish Fry raised over $7,200.

Vance Clark was elected Chairman of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. READ MORE

Partnering to end Opioid Abuse

The Opioid Epidemic has been on the top of a lot of folks mind. Bladen County has a special task force in place to help put an end to the heartbreaking issues of opioid abuse. READ MORE

Elizabethtown Police Department brings joy

Families First in Elizabethtown is a place where domestic violence victims can turn to in a time of need. The local Families First office received a special delivery. READ MORE


Online News & Advertising expands

The Online News & Advertising, LLC (dba: staff are excited as we have launched In our efforts to keep you up to date with all of the latest news that matters to you we are expanding our coverage to include Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina.

“We are really excited to launch Southeastern Times was a local newspaper years ago and such an important part of Bladen County’s history and the community. We wanted to bring it back, but make it broader,” said General Manager Erin Smith. READ MORE

Fun Friday Video

December is a time of joy and celebration. A local Bladen County student out of school for the holidays is helping spread cheer with

Paul Alan Smith has jokes and quotes to tell our viewers during the month of December. READ MORE


Bladen County crafters at the market

By Erin Smith

If you still have not found that perfect Christmas gift, look no further than the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. Craft vendors will be on hand with a variety of items from which you can choose.

Vendors offer items such homemade baskets, handmade jewelry, baked goods and more. READ MORE

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Golden Leaf accepting scholarship applications

The Golden LEAF Scholarship fund is now accepting applications. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. READ MORE

Sports: RBA Viking Cheerleaders bring home awards from national competition

LELAND – The Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) Viking Cheerleaders once again returned victorious from Walt Disney World in Orlando, where they earned three National Championship titles at the 2017 Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships. READ MORE

Lifestyles: Bladenboro Middle School performs songs of the season

The Bladenboro Middle School 7th grade performed on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, directed by Pamela Bryant. READ MORE

Elizabethtown Middle School makes toy donation

By Erin Smith

The students at the Elizabethtown Middle School wanted to do something special for Christmas to help children have a special day. It was decided to conduct a toy drive for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. READ MORE

State Officials: More Well Testing for GenX

By Erin Smith

An information session regarding Chemours and GenX was conducted on Thursday night at the Gray’s Creek High School auditorium in Hope Mills. Several hundred people attended meeting seeking answers regarding contaminated wells and potential health effects. READ MORE



Event: Folk Art Exhibit and Sale at Bladenboro Art Gallery

Bladenboro Historical BuildingThere is a Folk Art Exhibit and Sale taking place through the end of December at the Bladenboro Art Gallery. READ MORE

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Coat donation to Bladen County Schools

Some local children go without a coat during the winter. One local group is working to ensure no child goes without this cold season. READ MORE

Pet of the Week: Pepsi

By: Dora Brogdon

This week a affectionate 8 month old male by the name of Pepsi was chosen for Pet of the Week. He’s very friendly and loves to love all over those he cares about. This sweet boy deserves a loving family to take him home for Christmas. READ MORE



Events for Bladen Residents

Rotarians serve families of Families First, Inc.

Salvation Army makes Christmas toy delivery

Bladen County Public Library Announces Christmas, New Years schedules

Sandhills Behavioral Services discusses services

Bladen County Shrine Club installs new officers

White Lake Board Hears Update From Cape Fear Valley Health

Groundbreaking held for new terminal

Board of Education final meeting of 2018

Bladenboro board hears concerns about McLean Park

Hanukkah to be observed


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