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Posts published in January 2015

Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder of at least three functions on this Friday…. Retirement Party for Leon Martin at First Citizens today….the last day of work for Byron…

This Day in History

      January 30 1781—Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland. 1790—Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr. Greathead, the inventor. 1798—Rep. Mathew…

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 30

Highest Temperature        77 degrees         2002 Lowest Temperature        11 degrees          2014 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                   1.80 inches         1939 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                         6.0 inches           1936 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 51…

Recreation Dept Is Accepting CRAF Applications

The Bladen County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the Community Recreation Assistance Fund (CRAF). The CRAF has been established to aid communities…

Thoughts While Shaving

A salute to retiring Elizabethtown Fire Chief Byron Graham.  Tomorrow is his retirement date…. Another retirement effective Friday (tomorrow) honors Leon Martin retiring after a…

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 28

Highest Temperature         80 degrees        1974 Lowest Temperature         11 degrees         1986 Greatest One-Day Temperature                    1.77 inches         1998 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                          0.5 inches           1922 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 45 degrees.…

Thoughts While Shaving

 In our travel through life we meet many interesting folks, many wonderful people who leave their mark in our memory bank for all the good reasons… We have…

Thank You from Us

We greatly appreciate all our readers.  We know that changes aren’t always welcome, but sometimes needed.  Our goal is to continue bringing our community the…

Dunn Promoted to Tampa

Kent Dunn, a former WBLA broadcaster was recently promoted to the Tampa-St Pete, Florida market after years in the Augusta, Ga. market. Dunn, a Roxboro…

Thoughts While Shaving

The last week in the month is not normally a ‘big time’ news time…but there are some special events this week…. Tuesday, Bladen County Commissioners…

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 26

Highest Temperature         76 degrees        1990 Lowest Temperature         15 degrees         2008 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                     2.40 inches        2000 Greatest One-Day Snow                               1.0 inches         1922 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 55 degrees.…

Miss Crusader is Crowned

The senior class girls of Harrells Christian Academy were honored recently and recognized as the Miss Crusader Court was presented during halftime of the varsity boys…

Boys Basketball

West Bladen 59, Wallace-Rose Hill 52 Senior guard Rahu Purdie bombed in six 3-point shots, and backcourt mates Malcolm Vaught and Stephon McDonald keyed second-half…

Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Sunday…a look back and much of our news over the past week was centered around the release of Joseph Sledge, convicted nearly 30 years…

Road Closure Status–CSX

An update on railroad crossings is as follows: OPENINGS SR 1138 (Booker T. Washington Road) will open Saturday morning. CLOSINGS: SR 1137 (McKee Road), SR…

Girls Basketball

West Bladen 43, Wallace-Rose Hill 41 Sophmore Laikyn Pait banked in the game-winning 3-point shot at the final buzzer to lift West Bladen to a…

JV Boys Basketball

West Bladen 49, Wallace-Rose Hill 28 Kasson Page racked up a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to lead West Bladen to a…

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 25

Highest Temperature          77 degrees       1967 Lowest Temperature          13 degrees        2014 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                     1.84 inches       1958 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                           0.2 inches         1948 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 67 degrees…

JV Girls Basketball

West Bladen 32, Wallace-Rose Hill 30 Freshman Patience Parker poured in 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to lead West Bladen…

This Day in History

      January 25 1787—Shays’ Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt. Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass.…

January 25, 2015: 3 things to know

Greetings! 3 things to know for Sunday, January 25 1. LoWanda Davis Productions will present “He Cheated! Why Me?” on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Elizabethtown…

Thoughts While Shaving

Friday was an interesting day… I covered the Joseph Sledge hearing in Columbus County… As I listened to the folks with an interest in the judicial…

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