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Crime: Suspect in multiple break-ins arrested


Sheriff James A. McVicker said today (Wednesday, Oct. 18th) that a suspect in multiple breaking and entering cases in both Bladen and Sampson counties was arrested Saturday by deputies. READ MORE

Sandhills Behavioral Services opens doors in Bladen County

By Erin Smith

Sandhills Behavioral Services, Inc. held a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Tuesday afternoon. The center is located at 119 Courthouse Drive, Elizabethtown. READ MORE


Board of Elections hears about Dublin snafu, town out of One-Stop voting

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and learned the town of Dublin will opt out of One Stop Voting.

Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw told the board that the Board of Elections office received a letter on July 21 from the Town of Dublin signed by the town clerk. READ MORE


Bladen County Pet of the Week: Big Red

By: Dora Brogdon

This week a 3 year old, male hound named Big Red has been chosen! He’s very energetic and super friendly! He loves everybody he meets, especially children. Big Red is really just a happy-go-lucky dog that needs a loving home.

The cost to adopt a dog is $50 and $40 to adopt a cat, which includes the animal’s first required shots. READ MORE

Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingHope I live long enough to read Gen. Kelly’s (President Trump’s Chief of Staff) memoirs if he ever publishes them.  Must be interesting for a very disciplined individual to work with someone as ‘wide open’ as the President. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on October 18

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature          85 degrees          2011

Lowest Temperature           30 degrees          1982

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                        3.85 inches          1999

7 Day Forecast

This Day in History for October 18

This Day In History1767 – Mason Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland & Pennsylvania agreed upon.

1867 – US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia having paid $7.2 million.

1878 – Edison makes electricity available for household use. READ MORE


Railroad crossing at US 701 Bypass repairs

By Erin Smith

The railroad crossing at the US 701 Bypass in Clarkton is getting some needed repairs. READ MORE

Debit card scam making the rounds

By Erin Smith

The Elizabethtown Police Department is warning business owners to be aware of a scam involving debit cards.  READ MORE


Bladen Community College has ghost stories to tell


So, you like ghost stories? Then you should plan to have a front row seat at Bladen Community College on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 11 a.m., in the Student Resource Center (building 7), where local historian, author, and BCC Instructor Cliff Tyndall will share chilling tales about local ghosts and haunts. READ MORE

High school friends reunite


Mrs. Althea Weaver, formally Althea Dixon, and Mrs. Leisha Brown, formally Leisha Munn, have shared many memories together over the years including being East Bladen Royalty. READ MORE

One Arrested For Selling Stolen Property


Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the arrest of Angelina Tanya Wells, 43, of 81 Mears Lane in Clarkton for selling stolen property to an Elizabethtown pawn shop. READ MORE

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Commissioners raise awareness of Bullying with proclamation

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October as Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Eastpointe’s Cheryl Harris was presented a proclamation by Bladen County Commissioners Chairman

“I’d just like to thank you for recognizing Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October. We strive to bring out our signs and symptoms of bullying to the students, the schools, and the local community,” said Harris. READ MORE

Commissioners hear about roof replacement on Social Services building

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and voted to approve a new roof for the Bladen County Department of Social Services. The board heard from General Services Director Kip McClarey regarding the bid award for the work on the roof. READ MORE

Commissioners recognize employees for years of service

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners recognized several employees on Monday night for their years of service to the county.

Bladen Commissioners Chairman Charles Ray Peterson and Vice-Chairman Ray Britt presented each employee with a framed certificate and check to commemorate their service. READ MORE




Crime: Bladen County Breaking and Entering Solved

An arrest has been made on the October 8, 2017 breaking and entering that happened in the 1800 block of Harrelson Road near Clarkton according to Sheriff James A. McVicker. READ MORE

Update: One arrested, another sought 

Sheriff James A. McVicker released the names of two individuals responsible for the breaking and entering and larceny of a storage building behind a residence in the 4000 block of US Highway 701 South of Elizabethtown on September 27, 2017. READ MORE

Crime: Break-ins on NC 210 West solved


Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the arrest of Jonathan Allen Hall, 26, of 10101 NC Hwy. 53 East, Kelly, for two separate incidents of  breaking and entering in the 600 block of NC 210 West, Garland. READ MORE



Events: Jones Lake State Park set to hold Fall Festival

By: Erin Smith

Jones Lake State Park is a beautiful destination for many people who want to relax, swim, fish or take a hike. READ MORE

Lifestyles: Restaurant and Catering business opens in Tar Heel

By Erin Smith

The town of Tar Heel is growing as evidenced by the businesses who have chosen to call Tar Heel home recently. READ MORE

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Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoThe East Bladen Varsity Sweetheart was Althea Dixon and the East Bladen Homecoming Queen was Lesisha Munn.

The Bladen County Hospital Employee of the Month was Clarence Maultsby. READ MORE

Mary Caitlin Campbell Finishes 23rd in Powerlifting Nationals

Bladen County’s Mary Caitlin Campbell finished 23rd Friday in the 10th Annual USA Powerlifting Raw National Championships Friday in Orlando, FL. READ MORE

Grape Festival provides fun day for all
By Erin Smith

While skies were overcast, the atmosphere at Lu Mil Vineyard’s Grape Festival was one of fun and laughter. Festivities kicked off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Dublin Boy Scouts. READ MORE

How Did They Do It Without Computers?

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

More than 85 percent of American homes have some sort of computer. Millions of people rely on computers daily to access, formulate, and store information.

People use computers for everything from sharing family pictures to shopping to banking and paying bills. READ MORE

West Bladen celebrates homecoming

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West Bladen High School held coming Friday. Along with the football team beating West Columbus 49-28, there was a pregame parade and other activities. The school’s homecoming court was introduced at halftime and the queen and king crowned.  The King was Scott Bowen and the Queen was India Rhodes.

Crime: Methamphetamine Lab Uncovered Near Dublin

Sheriff James A. McVicker announced a joint operation involving the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, White Lake Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol that located and dismantled a methamphetamine lab near Dublin late Thursday night. READ MORE

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Fun Friday Beauty Tips with Jenna

It is that time of the week again; Fun Friday Beauty Tips with Jenna Lee, Account Executive at This week Jenna shares tips on how to use your foundation and concealer.  READ MORE


Nissan of Clinton earns Award of Excellence

By Erin Smith

Nissan of Clinton has earned the Nissan Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. Nissan of Clinton owner Donnie Lamm said the award is given to Nissan for outstanding customer service. READ MORE


One killed in Friday morning crash

Events: Bladen County Public Library announces children’s Halloween programs

Crime: Two Pasquotank correctional employees killed during escape attempt

Repurpose old cell phones for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cardinal Innovations sues state over CEO compensation

NC DOT announces road closings

VFW Post 8062 Donation

Bladen County locations to offer flu shot clinics

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Railroad Work to Require Closure in Bladen County

Bladen Shriners conduct successful fish fry event

Stolen vehicle recovered in Bladenboro


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