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BCH Thanks Local EMS with a Surprise

In honor of EMS Week Bladen County Hospital surprised the local EMS team with their own office space at the hospital. Tommy Lindsay, Engineering Director, explained that the EMS team needed their own space to be able to work between calls. READ MORE


Humid Weekend, Storms on Tap for Monday

By Rachel Gross-Zouzias

National Weather ServiceWarm and humid weather will continue through the weekend with isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms through Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread late Sunday into Memorial Day. READ MORE


Rotary Club hears about Code Red

Municipal and County governments are always looking for various ways to help keep citizens informed about important events and emergencies taking place in their communities. The town of Elizabethtown has joined Code Red and Police Chief Tony Parrish addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club regarding the new system. READ MORE


Hurricane season predicted to near to above normal

By Erin Smith

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a “near to above normal” 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends on November 30th. READ MORE

Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingSocial media provides so much info, good and bad.  It’s a place where opinions are expressed, where we learn so much.  I really enjoy scrolling thru.  I seldom post anything but ‘Happy Birthday’. READ MORE

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Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on May 25

Highest Temperature 95 degrees 2011

Lowest Temperature 44 degrees 1967

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation 2.33 inches 2003

Yesterday’s High Temperature was 81 degrees.

7-Day Forecast

This Day in History for May 25

This Day In History1721 – John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent.

1787 – Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding.

1895 – Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency. READ MORE

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NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24 Lumberton Man Sentenced for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Felon in Possession Charges

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced Marvin Earl Blanks, Jr., 33, of Lumberton, North Carolina, to 84 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. READ MORE

Events for Bladen County residents

By Dora Brogdon

Upcoming EventsThis weekend there will be plenty for Bladen County residents to see and do as they prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. READ MORE

Smithfield Foods to gain truck entrances

By Erin Smith

Smithfield Foods is investing in Bladen County with a $115 million expansion. Part of that expansion will see the NC Department of Transportation (NC DOT) assist the company with improving truck access to the facility. READ MORE

Four Wheelers target of Bladen County thieves

By Erin Smith

Bladen County residents are being urged to secure their four wheelers when they are not in use after a rash of four wheeler thefts. READ MORE

Sports: United Way Crazy Fun Color Run registration open

By Erin Smith

The United Way of Bladen County is planning their annual Crazy Fun Color Run and registration is now open for participants. The event is planned for 9 a.m. June 9th at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park behind Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. READ MORE

WBHS FFA Chapter Banquet Sees Record Attendance


On Thursday May 17th, 2018, West Bladen High School FFA held a very successful FFA Banquet. There were approximately 140 FFA members, parents, and supporters present. The evening events began with the FFA Opening Ceremony, presented by the 2017-2018 Chapter FFA Officers. A welcome was offered by West Bladen High School Principal, Peggy Hester. Next, Taylor Roberts, the 2017-2018 South Central Regional FFA President, gave inspiring words about her FFA journey. READ MORE

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help in Locating Wanted Individuals

Bladen County Sheriff's DepartmentSheriff James A. McVicker is seeking the help of the public to locate several individuals being sought for the sale of drugs in Bladen. READ MORE

Tar Heel Area Narcotics Roundup Leads To Multiple Arrests

Bladen County Sheriff's DepartmentSheriff James A. McVicker said Narcotics Investigators completed a three month undercover operation in and around Tar Heel with the arrest of several drug dealers. READ MORE



Bladen Community College celebrates history graduates

In today’s high-technology world, students are frequently encouraged to seek degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But many students are inclined to enjoy the humanities, possessing great interests and talents in writing, art, music, religion, philosophy, and history. READ MORE

Kiwanis club has successful Relay


The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club met at San Jose Restaurant last week and reported a successful Relay for Life event. READ MORE

BCC announces scholastic honor roll

Bladen Community CollegeBladen Community College is pleased to announce the 2018 spring term scholastic honor roll. Students who have maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. for the term have been named to the President’s List READ MORE

Memorial Day closings announced

By Erin Smith

The Memorial Day Holiday is a time for honoring our men and women who gave their lives serving our country. In honor of the holiday, area offices have announced their schedule. READ MORE

Southeastern Times: North Carolina sends assistance to Hawaii

Bradley Kinlaw, Director with Bladen County Emergency Services, reports on North Carolina team assisting with volcano in Hawaii. VIEW VIDEO



Bladenboro man wins million dollar prize

Christopher McLean of Bladenboro is celebrating his good fortune after he played the Extreme Millions scratch-off game and won $1 million. READ MORE


Bladen County Emergency Manager lending a helping hand

By Erin Smith

Bladen County residents are forever at the ready to help someone in their time of need. When Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began to erupt,  it was only natural that Bladen County Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw agreed to help. READ MORE



Memorial Day recognitions

Memorial Day is a time we stop to pay homage to those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The staff at recognizes a lot of sacrifices have been made by our men and women in uniform for freedom. READ MORE


Commissioners hear update on Healthy Bladen Kids program

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Commissioners learned about the plans for the Summer 2018 Healthy Bladen Kids Recreation program on Monday night. READ MORE


Commissioners receive proposed budget

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Commissioners received the proposed 2018-19 budget on Monday night from Bladen County Manager Greg Martin. He said the budget was developed to provide funding for core services addressing the needs of Bladen County citizens. READ MORE


Bladen County Road Openings and Closings Update

Faye M. Boyne, NC Department of Transportation

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated list of road openings and closings in Bladen County. Currently there are no road openings. READ MORE Siren malfunctions at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

By Erin Smith

An emergency siren for the Brunswick Nuclear Plant malfunctioned on Monday. According to Brunswick County officials, Duke Energy reported that an emergency siren sounded Monday morning due to a malfunction of the siren. READ MORE

Celebrate your Graduate with Graduation Lines

Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduates! As the academic year comes to an end, Seniors are anxiously awaiting the moment when they will be announced as graduates. is proud of all of our 2018 graduating seniors and would like to celebrate their accomplishments. READ MORE

Muggy Week Ahead, with Highs in the Low 80’s

Southeastern Times: Virtual Public School enrollment in NC now 2nd-largest in country

40th White Lake Water Festival continues

Shanice Jones Graduates from Winston-Salem State

West Bladen High Announces Junior Marshals

Case continued for Man in November standoff

Miss North Carolina pays visit to Bladen County

Opinion: Letter from BCC President Dr. William Findt

Bladen County Conducts First Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony


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