01/21/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:40 pm We Are All One Humanity 
  • 4:33 pm Elizabethtown Truck Driver missing since Lenoir County crash found
  • 3:06 pm Fayetteville Police seek missing woman
  • 2:54 pm Fayetteville Police announce arrest of man wanted on 17 warrants
  • 2:45 pm Collaborative Transmission Plan identifies 19 major reliability projects
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Elizabethtown, NC – Have you thanked a school board member lately? School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them […]

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National Weather Service

Bladen County Weather National Weather Service Today – Sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Tonight – Clear, with a low around 47. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Monday – Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Monday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low […]

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This Day in History – January 6 1857—Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola. 1893—The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress.  The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison. 1912—New Mexico becomes 47th state. 1914—Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded. 1927—US marines sent to Nicaragua. 1929—Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her […]

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55 year old Daisy Smith of Clarkton was critically injured in a Monday afternoon wreck on US 701 near Western Prong community and died Tuesday afternoon in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Smith was reportedly trapped in a 2004 Ford Taurus for about 30 minutes.  The wreck occurred about 1 p.m. Monday near at […]

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Cape Fear Valley Medical

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: Alternate heat source important, emergency director says The frigid temperatures in Bladen County earlier this month served as a warning that winter is coming. The coldest season of the year officially begins at 6:03 p.m. on Dec. 21. Bradley Kinlaw, who is the director of Bladen County Emergency Services, says now […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living Sandra Cain   Safe Handling of Wild Game After the big hunt, hunters are eager to prepare the meat for a meal. Most game meats are low in fat compared to domestic animals.  The care of any wild game begins with planning prior to the hunt. Game must be cooled as soon […]

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Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the courthouse.  Following the approval of minutes from recent meetings commissioner Mark Gillespie will officially leave the board and Arthur Bullock will join two incumbents who were recently re-elected for 4 more years.  They are Charles Ray Peterson and Russell Priest.  Peterson is a District 2 commissioner and […]

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Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened very early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many […]

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Elizabethtown Town Commissioners meet Monday for their regular monthly meeting.. The board will receive the annual audit report from Bryon Scott, CPA. Commissioners are expected to approve a Resolution of Appreciation for Charles Cain. Another item to be discussed is a request that declares a Fire Department vehicle as surplus and authorize Chief West to […]

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On Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Elizabethtown Christian Academy held its Third Annual Thanksgiving Feast. Students from each class selected the role of an Indian or Pilgrim and made a gift to exchange. After a time of welcoming and exchanging gifts, students, parents, and friends enjoyed the feast of turkey and all the trimmings. Each year […]

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The schedule for the January 2015 Public Hearings for proposed changed in Wildlife and Fisheries Management Rules has been released and the first of nine meetings will be held at Bladen County College on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  The meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be held statewide and all begin at 7 p.m. […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2014) — After conducting a series of public meetings to gather input on developing management plans for game lands across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has posted draft plans for seven game lands on its website for additional public comment. The Commission is accepting comments through Jan. 16 for […]

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Release date: 11/26/2014 AG Cooper encourages shoppers to avoid common problems Raleigh: With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, Attorney General Roy Cooper offered the following tips to help consumers avoid common shopping problems that come up around this time of year. “Giving gifts to others is a huge part of […]

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Hospice offers free health directives clinicsLower Cape Fear Hospice will host a free Begin the Conversation clinic from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at its Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in ElizabethtownClinics will be from 10-11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. These sessions, which are free to everyone in all stages […]

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The North Carolina Division of School Financing urges consolidation of schools in Bladen County. Their suggestion was to combine Clarkton, East Arcadia and Elizabethtown into one school and combine Bladenboro and Tar Heel into one school. Canady Jewelers was burglarized and lost $50,000 in merchandise. Harold Marlowe was named President of Pioneer Savings and Loan. […]

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A Special Meeting of the Bladenboro Board of Commissioners has been called for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7  p.m. at Town Hall. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel, consideration of Chief Hunt’s recommendation and to deal with a budget amendment for McLean Park. As usual, the meeting is open to the public. Share:

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By Jefferson Weaver Staff Writer Between rising waterfowl populations, the Polar Vortex driving ducks south sooner, and popular TV shows, waterfowl hunting is more popular than ever this year. The Wildlife Resources Commission wants duck hunters to enjoy the good shooting currently under way, but to keep the season safe, too. This year’s Home From […]

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Elizabethtown Christmas Parade, Small Business Saturday highlight first holiday weekend The Christmas season begins this weekend in Elizabethtown. Saturday, downtown stores will have holiday sales in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Sunday, the Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce, will take place. It’s scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. “It’s a […]

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Mike-Merritt-Scholarship

The family and friends of the late Mike Merritt excelled again this year in their drive to raise funds for the Mike W. Merritt Endowed Scholarship, a scholarship managed by the Bladen Community College Foundation and presented to students attending the college.  The group raises funds for the scholarship with an annual motorcycle (and car) […]

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“Bear stamp” causing some confusion among bruin hunters. By Jefferson Weaver Staff Writer North Carolina’s new bear stamp will never be sought after like its waterfowling cousin – because the stamp only exists in cyberspace. The bear E-stamp is an endorsement on hunting licenses, and required for hunting bears in North Carolina this year for […]

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RALEIGH – Over the next few weeks, North Carolina families will visit choose-and-cut farms, tree lots, farmers markets and shopping centers in search of the perfect fresh Christmas tree for their holiday decorations. It’s important to know how to care for the tree once you get it home. “For many families, choosing the perfect Christmas […]

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9th Grade Honor Roll The Superintendent’s List Jacob Barber, Lataiya Daniels, Dawson Jessup “A” Honor Roll Ayanna Avery, Nicholas Lee Dove, Tyler Ezzell, Andrew Gill, Faith Johnson, Tyler Lloyd, Dylan Melvin, Blair Potter “A/B” Honor Roll Summer Ackiss, Ashley Aguilar, Tiara Allen, Josue Arteaga, Isavier Blake, Abigail Bright, Shar’Dajah Brown, Hannah DeVane, Jaquandra Faulk, Rachel […]

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Baldwin-Branch-Thanksgiving-Baskets

Members of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church delivered fifty-six (56) food baskets Monday to families throughout Bladen County just in time for Thanksgiving.  The baskets contained all the trimmings for a wholesome meal, desserts and a turkey. Previously on Saturday, November 22, the Branch food pantry, “From His table to Yours” provided food items to forty […]

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Faye-Sykes

Faye Sykes has spent the past 37 years listening to the trains rumble through downtown Bladenboro, and once helped chase a chaos-causing squirrel out of Bridger Memorial Library. Along the way, she’s made hundreds of friends and helped people find what they need. When Bladenboro’s branch of the Bladen County Public Library system closes Wednesday, […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits. read more here     Share:

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Joe & Ginger Tatum

Congratulations are in order for Tatum Realty and Property Management Services! The owners recently opened an office in downtown Elizabethtown.  The husband and wife team of Joe and Ginger Tatum started their real estate business shortly after being married in 1993.  Their roots are here, as Ginger grew up in the area and met Joe in high […]

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One of two men charged in the shooting death of Jerome Melvin was arrested Monday morning in Clarkton, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Ernest Raysean Gray, 23, of Clarkton, (pictured left) was taken into custody on a first-degree murder charge after being captured without incident on Edgewood Street in Clarkton, said the Sheriff’s […]

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ORLANDO, FL (November 18th, 2014) Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Wednesday in Orlando. White Lake Marine was selected as a Top 100 dealer for the 2nd year in a row. “We are honored to be in this select group of dealers”, said Dianne deAndrade […]

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NCDA&CS urges shoppers to keep watch to make sure you are getting the right price at the register RALEIGH – As retail stores gear up for the busy holiday season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services urges shoppers to pay attention at the register to make sure sale items are ringing up at […]

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Bladen County Commissioners receive a monthly financial report from every department. The latest report was for the first 4 months (one third) of this fiscal year. 33.94% of all revenues have been collected. Checking more closely:  50.93%, or $9,961,746 of Ad Valorem Property Taxes had been collected as of October 31. That is about $750,000 less than the […]

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A pathologist hired by the North Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Friday questioned how the body of Bladenboro teenager Lennon Lacy was handled after he was founding hanging from a swing set near his home on the morning of Aug. 29. Dr. Christina Roberts, who works for C.J. Consulting of […]

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The Bladenboro Police Department’s annual Christmas for Kids outreach is planned for Dec. 9, and Chief Chris Hunt is seeking donations to help needy children at Bladenboro Primary School have gifts for Christmas. “We’re asking everyone who plans to donate to do so before Dec. 9,” Hunt said. “It’s a really neat thing. If people […]

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt campaign reminds everyone who is hunting during the holiday season to make safety the top priority. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditional times for family and friends to go hunting,” said Travis Casper, the state hunter education coordinator with the Wildlife Commission. “In the excitement of a […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.4 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate of 6.7 percent.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. North Carolina’s October 2014 unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than a year ago.  The number of […]

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Beginning with the American pilgrims, Thanksgiving has always focused on celebrating the harvest and abundance of food we are able to share with our family and neighbors. The week leading into Thanksgiving is designated as National Farm-City Week and recognized due to the impact that agriculture has on our daily lives.  Agriculture is tied to […]

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Bridgers Lu Mil

DUBLIN, NC –Our team has assembled the most enchanting display of Christmas lights ever. With over one half million lights this year, it is more spectacular than ever. There are many enormous figurines and this year the huge display of the twelve days of Christmas stretches nearly the length of two football fields. There are […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. 1, 2014. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months. Citizens […]

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