05/19/2019
  • 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 1:17 am Obituary: Clarence Angus Ferguson
  • 1:05 am Where Should I Play Golf … And What Does It Cost?
  • 12:57 am Three Bladen Players Named All-Three Rivers Tennis
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Bladen County

Bladen County Commissioners will meet in regular session Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the courthouse. The board will consider a resolution in support of displaying “In God We Trust” above the county seal in the commissioners meeting room. Commissioners will be ask to consider adding a part-time employee to assist in […]

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Town Of Elizabethtown

The Elizabethtown Town Commissioners will met at 12 noon and 7 p.m. The noon meeting is a work session, the regular session is held at 7 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. At the noon session, Fire Chief West will present a Paid-On-Call program for volunteer firefighters and Commissioners will hear a presentation from […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever have one of those nights….sleep well for a while, wake up and begin to toss and tumble..for no apparent reason?  Had one of those last night….Went back to bed after a two hour period of sitting in a recliner…then had a dream related to looking for a radio station somewhere in the country around […]

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North Carolina Cooperative Extension There’s been good news recently about jobs. Last year, 2.9 million net payroll jobs were created in the U.S. economy, the highest number since 1999. When all the numbers are in for North Carolina, the net payroll job gain for the year will be near 110,000, the largest increase since 2006. […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living Everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle.  This is true for all children as well as adults.  A healthy lifestyle means eating smart and moving more. One smart choice is lower fat milk. It has the same calcium, the same vitamin D, and the same protein as whole milk. But, it is […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s Knights moved into a tie for first place in the Four County Conference Friday night with a 64-58 boys basketball victory over visiting Heide Trask. The Knights started the night in a 3-way tie for second with Trask and Midway one game behind first-place Clinton. The West Bladen victory coupled with Midway’s win […]

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East Bladen High School

Pender closed the game with a 12-5 spurt to pull out a 51-48 Four County Conference boys basketball victory on Senior Night at East BladenFriday. The Eagles carried a 39-37 lead into the final period and stretched their lead to 43-39, before the visiting Patriots fought back to take the victory. Senior Farrell Murchison scored […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles raced to a 27-5 first quarter lead and rolled to a 69-23 Four County Conference victory over Pender on Senior Night at East. An 18-7 second quarter surge stretched the Lady Eagle lead to 45-12 at halftime, and the margin grew to 61-21 after 3 periods. Junior Lacey Suggs topped […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Guard Jaleah Lee sank two foul shots with 12 seconds left to lift Heide Trask to a 38-37 Four County Conference girls’ basketball victory at West Bladen Friday night. The Lady Titans had fouls left to give in the closing seconds and fouled West Bladen twice to eat up clock. The Lady Knights were able […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Sophmore John Bowen and freshman guard Jimmy Williams posted double-doubles Friday night to lead West Bladen’s jayvee boys to a 54-29 Four County Conference victory over visiting Heide Trask. Bowen threw in 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a shot to lead the Knight offense. Bowen tossed in 10 points in the second half […]

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East Bladen High School

Pender rode a 13-6 closing run to a 31-29 Four County Conference jayvee girls’ basketball victory at East Bladen Friday. After a knotted 11-11 score at halftime, the Lady Eagles outscored Pender 12-7 in the third quarter to take a 23-18 lead into the final period. Danielle McDowell tossed in 8 points to lead the […]

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This Day In History

1627—Spanish government goes bankrupt.  1851—Gail Borden announces invention of condensed milk. 1861—State of Louisiana takes over US mint at New Orleans (U.S. Civil War) 1865—Gen. Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War. 1874—Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri. 1876—The United States orders all Native Americans to move […]

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Bladenboro Community Building Ribbon Cutting 2

Bladenboro Town officials officially opened the new Community Building Friday afternoon under nearly cloudless skies and a brisk wind. Mayor Rufus Duckworth welcomed those in attendance and introduced Representatives William Brisson and Ken Waddell.  He also introduced Bill Lester, engineer for the facility and Dan Wilkins, the designer. Duckworth, Brisson and Waddell were joined by […]

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.day good a is This The above sentence is backwards, I might wear my shirt backwards, maybe I will walk down the street backwards:  all in celebration of Backward Day!   There are many other ways you can celebrate this fun day so just let your imagination be your guide.  Maybe you want to eat […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

An Elizabethtown man was charged with statutory rape Thursday after two victims reported the allegations to a school official, according to Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker. Ryan Jacobs Hester, 25, of the 300 block of Governors Estate Drive, was charged with one count of statutory rape of a 13- 14- or 15-year-old and two counts […]

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Leon Martin

Leon Martin retired from a career in banking Friday, but he has many more roles with which he will no doubt continue his involvement. Martin began his banking career at Bank of Elizabethtown following graduation from Tar Heel High School and UNC-Pembroke in the early 1970’s   He retired as Senior Vice President/Banking Manager of First […]

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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 Graham as E-town Fire Chief…He is retiring and the parties have been ongoing…..and a ribbon cutting at the new Bladenboro Community Center beginning at 2 p.m. Can’t imagine someone breaking […]

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Mason and Zane

D.J. Mason and Zane Singletary both “Rocked the House” in their own unique ways Monday night, January 26 at the Gore Arena in Buies Creek where the Campbell Camels defeated the Gardner -Webb Bulldogs 78 to 59. Both Mason and Singletary were leaders while at West Bladen High School, and are continuing the tradition at […]

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Basketball

Adonis Avery poured in 16 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 59-26 Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over visiting East Arcadia Thursday. After East Arcadia started the game with a 6-0 run, Clarkton finished the first quarter on an 11-1 spurt. During that stretch, Clarkton scored multiple inside baskets […]

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Basketball

Keyshawn Lewis and Trenton Lyons keyed a 26-16 Bladenboro second-half come-back that propelled the Bulldogs to a 36-34 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Elizabethtown at Bladenboro Thursday night. Lewis topped all scorers with 14 points, and Lyons connected on three of four 3-point shots to lead the Bulldogs third quarter rally. Bladenboro finally […]

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Basketball

Jatyra Moore-Peterson and Natalie Gainey combined for 26 points to lead the undefeated Elizabethtown Lady Cougars to a 30-23 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Bladenboro Thursday. Moore-Peterson fired in a game-high 14 points for the winners, and Gainey was right behind her with 12 points. The Lady Cougars took a 6-2 first period […]

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Jazmine Kemp

Jazmine Kemp Scores 12 Points For Lady Braves East Bladen grad Jazmine Kemp fired in 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds Wednesday night, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady Braves dropped a 55-47 Peach Belt Conference decision at GRU-Augusta. Kemp also came up with 3 steals and dished out an assist. The 5-10 senior popped in a […]

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Basketball

Friday, January 30 Basketball 4 p.m. Pender at East Bladen (JV Girls First, then JV Boys, Varsity Girls & Boys) 4:30 Heide Trask at West Bladen (JV Boys First, then Varsity Girls & Boys) Share:

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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 Lyon (VT) spits in face of Rep. Roger Griswold (CT) in US House of Representatives, after an argument. 1800—US population: 5,308,483: African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%) 1835—Richard Lawrence misfires at […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

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 degrees Share:

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New Light Center

The New Light Church Family Life Center was vandalized overnight Tuesday, damaging several areas of the facility, Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt said. It’s not known how many people were involved, Hunt said, but a window was broken to gain entrance to the facility located on Chestnut Street in Bladenboro. A fire extinguisher in the […]

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DHHS logo

Funds still available for eligible households – Raleigh, NC – As winter weather makes headlines nationally, N.C. DHHS wants to remind North Carolinians about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Applications are still being accepted through March 2015 or until funding is exhausted. LIEAP is a federally-funded program administered in North Carolina through the […]

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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 within Bladen County in setting up and conducting active sports programming in their communities for ages 17 and under. To apply for CRAF, the Recreation Dept. will supply information on […]

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              When: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm Fri, Feb 6, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm Sat, Feb 7, 2015 8:00am – 2:00pm Where: 558 Elm Street Fair Bluff, NC What: Fine furnishings, large amounts of china and glassware, crystal, home decor including wool rugs, electric fireplace with oak […]

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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 long career in banking.  He steps down from his position at First Citizens bank to a life of leisure in Tar Heel and Myrtle Beach… Everyone is invited to the […]

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Basketball

A 9-0 spurt in the final three minutes broke open a tight game and propelled Fairmont to a 64-56 victory over visiting West Bladen Wednesday night in a non-conference Endowment Game. Turnovers were a big problem for the Knights who committed 20 in the game – 10 in the second quarter when Fairmont outscored West […]

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Three Things to Know

Greetings! 3 things to know for Thursday, January 29 1. One year ago today, Bladen County had between 2 and 4 inches of snow on the ground as a winter storm passed Jan. 28-29, 2014. Icy roads resulted in school and business closures for several days. One fallout from the snow was that students went […]

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This Day In History

1785—In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health. 1834—President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute. 1850—Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate. 1861—Kansas secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 1879—Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont. established. 1896—Emile […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Wallace-Rose Hill defeated West Bladen 48-34 Tuesday night in Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball action at Wallace. The Knight jayvees had walloped the Bulldogs 49-28 Saturday night, but Wallace-Rose Hill turned the tables Tuesday night and capitalized on a large number of West Bladen turnovers. Kasson Page recorded a double-double of 10 points and […]

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Bladenboro Primary

Third Grade             “Superintendent’s List”             Steven Batton               “A Honor Roll” Malachi Bennett, Elise McKiver, Emmee Ward               “A/B” Honor Roll” Riley Abbott, Autumn Britt, Joseph Brooks, Danielle Britt, Mallory Bryan, Jayden Campbell, Benjamin Davis, Mary Davis, Lainey Fowler, Brennan Greene, Dalton Hester, Jayden Hunter, Shamaria Jackson, Armonie McCray, Jenna McLean, Kaci […]

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Basketball

Clinton raced to a 21-6 first period lead and went on to defeat East Bladen 55-30 Tuesday night in Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball action at East. Derrick Burney threw in 7 fourth quarter points and led the Eagle scoring with 11 points. Guard Messiah Leach drained a pair of 3-point shots in the […]

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ETP Mascot

Superintendent’s  List 3rd Grade Bryan Barnes  “A” Honor Roll Marcellious Joseph, Celexia Miminger, Aldo Monroy, Octavio Morales, Dyiamon Robinson, Dmauriee Rodgers, Emma McDuffie  “A/B” Honor Roll Linwood Britton, Elijah Cain, Jahlil Carter, Khalil Crumb, Gavin Dowless, Charlie Edwards, Rylee Garrison, Arianna Gill, JaQuez Graham, Amyah Jackson, DeJohn Lesane, Andrew Lin, Taylar McLaurin, Abril Mena, Summerlin […]

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Dental Bus

The Friendly Dental Van stopped by Elizabethtown Primary School, Thursday, January 22nd. This service is based in Cumberland County and visits neighboring schools in Columbus and now Bladen County offering dental services to students. The van is fully equipped with everything that a regular dentist office has to offer, including x-rays, fillings, and cleanings. All […]

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Goodwill

The Office of Exceptional Children’s Services for Bladen County Schools​ is pleased to announce that the Goodwill Foundation is providing a training for parents of students with disabilities.     Parents will learn the importance of, and how to keep up with, all the paperwork associated with having a child with special needs. Parents should bring […]

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Weather

Today Sunny, with a high near 46. North wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday […]

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Litter in Elizabethtown

Litter is piling up all over Bladen County and we need a solution.  It kills wildlife, looks disgusting, is hazardous to our health, and clean up doesn’t come cheap.  Litter clean-up costs the U.S. more than an estimated $11.5 billion each year. Folks need to realize they are causing a real problem when they litter.  […]

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NCDENR

Jones Lake State Park had a 4 percent decrease and Singletary Lake State Park had a 14 percent decrease in visits during 2014 compared to 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by North Carolina State Parks. There were 119,636 visits to Jones Lake during 2014 compared to 124,633 in 2013. Included in that figure are […]

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Three Things to Know

Greetings! 3 things to know for Wednesday, January 28 1. Happy Data Privacy Day! Today’s the day set aside to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It was first recognized in 2007 in Europe. It’s certainly a worthwhile cause in today’s Internet-connected society. Wish there more information to pass along about […]

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Town of White Lake

The Mayor of the Town of White Lake calls a special meeting of the White Lake Town Board of Commissioners at the White Lake Municipal Building, 1879 White Lake Dr., White Lake, NC.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Januray 29th, 2015.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the easement(s) for the multi-use path […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

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. Share:

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Road Closing

Ken Clark, NCDOT Engineer SR 1138 (Booker T. Washington Rd) is open SR 1137 (McKee Rd) is open SR 1136 (White McEwan Rd) is open NC 211 is paved and will open at 6am on 1/28/15. SR 1003 (Twisted Hickory Road) is open and will remain open as a detour route SR 1172 (Grimsley Farm Road) […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The annual Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Steak Dinner will be held at Elizabethtown Primary School on Feb 6th at 4 pm. Steak plates are $10 each. Reverse raffle tickets are being sold and are $50 each (2 steak plates and a chance to win $2000,$1000, $500). Any questions or if you want to buy tickets call Rusty Hill […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County Commissioners voted 6-3 to approve the Bordeaux/WMJordan group to manage the construction of a new jail and approved adding a Law Enforcement Center and Call Center to the project.  Arthur Bullock, Dr. Delilah Blanks and G. Michael Cogdill opposed the motion. Cogdill attempted to have the vote postponed saying he had not had […]

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body

1. Over sleeping or hitting the snooze button When it comes to sleep, the sweet spot is seven to nine hours. Sleeping for fewer than than six hours or more than 10 hours each night has been linked to chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, according to a study from the CDC. Another stress […]

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dog

Dogs are great friends and are considered to be part of a family. Spending time with dogs is entertaining and brings joy. But at the initial stages, you will find it hard to communicate with your pets. Training can make them understand you more quickly, be more friendly and much more obedient. There are a […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) announced that his staff will hold monthly office hours in all twelve counties of the Seventh Congressional District. “Constituent service is the number one priority for our office.  It’s important that we are accessible to every citizen.  I like to put it this way: If you have […]

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Foster Care

Whether it’s a result of substance abuse, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions, or sexual or physical abuse, there’s been an “explosion” in the number of children in Bladen County now in protective custody, says Department of Social Services Director Vickie Smith. Smith told the Bladen County Board of Commissioners last week that 59 children, ranging […]

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Golden Leaf Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation offers scholarships for high school seniors entering as Freshmen into eligible 4 year college/university OR Community College transfer student programs. Students may submit an application online at www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf by March 1, 2015. Up to 215 scholarships are awarded, each valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for […]

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cherry cream cheese pie

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling, chilled   Directions: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually […]

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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 an article online about Kent Dunn, a young man who came to Bladen County (WBLA) in the early 80’s from Central Carolina Community College… A delightful young man who has made […]

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D J Mason

Clarkton native D. J. Mason fired in 13 points Monday night, and his Campbell Camels rolled to a 78-59 Big South Conference victory over visiting Gardner-Webb. Mason connected on 5 of 9 shots from the field, grabbed 2 rebounds, dished out 2 assists and blocked a shot. The 6-6 junior center turned a Kyre Hamer […]

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Jazmine Kemp

Elizabethtown native Jazmine Kemp dropped in a trio of second-half lay-ups, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady Braves came up short at Georgia Southwestern on Saturday by a 67-64 margin. Kemp finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds and one assist. The 5-10 senior pumped in a first half jump shot, then drove for a couple of lay-ups […]

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Three Things to Know

Greetings! 3 things to know for Tuesday, January 27 1. Bladenboro Middle School Student Government is collecting school supplies for Old Dock Elementary. Much of the historic Columbus County school was destroyed by fire earlier this month. Call the school at 863-3232 if you’d like to help. 2. All Four County EMC offices will be […]

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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 latest local news, sports, and advertising in a way that keeps our community connected in the most efficient way possible.  We cannot do it without you and the dedicated team […]

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This Day In History

1785—1st US state university chartered, Athens, Georgia. 1823—President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America. 1864—Civil War skirmish at Kelly’s Ford, Va. 1870—After accepting 15th amendment, Virgina is readmitted to Union. 1880—Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp. 1888—National Geographic Society organizes (Washington, DC) 1902—5 workers killed in explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC). 1918—“Tarzan […]

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Crime Report

The following arrests were filed by the Elizabethtown Police Department from Monday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 4. The people listed have not been convicted of the charges and are presumed innocent. Failure to appear charges are not listed. Monday, Dec. 29 Kendrick Jamal Carter, 22: Assault on a female (misdemeanor) Tuesday, Dec. 30 Michael […]

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Bladenboro

The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners voted Friday to cut about $9,200 in construction costs for the concession stand to be built at Clarence McLean Park. During a pre-construction meeting with Steve Britt of K&S Builders, the board opted not to use quarry tile, change the counter door to baked enamel, not install electric hand dryers, […]

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NC SBI

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) announced Monday that an investigation continues of the reopened 1976 Josephine and Aileen Davis murders in Bladen County and will not close “until all viable leads have been exhausted.” The SBI reopened the case in February, 2013 at the request of District Attorney Jon David when evidence used to […]

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Dr Findt

Bladen Community College President Dr. William Findt agrees with the idea proposed by President Barack Obama that students have two years of education beyond high school.  Findt says it is now virtually a requirement that those entering the workforce have a credential indicating they have the skills necessary for today’s workforce. The plan proposed in […]

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Road Closing

SR 1138 – Booker T. Washington Road is opening SR 1137 – McKee Road is being patched back this morning.  It will open either late today or first thing Tuesday morning (will provide a follow-up later today) SR 1136 – White McEwan Road will remain closed in order to expedite NC 211 paving (they will […]

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Kent Dunn

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 native, is Vice President and Market Manager of six Beasley Broadcasting stations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg radio market.  Prior to his most recent promotion, he had held a similar position in the […]

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Registration deadline is Feb. 11 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host its fifth annual workshop for managers of local farmers markets Friday, Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greensboro. The workshop will be held at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro. […]

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Smile photo teeth whitening

Use a toothbrush and floss Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Make sure it’s a soft-bristle brush and, to prevent gum erosion, clean your teeth with a short, vertical sweeping motion, not a horizontal scrubbing one. Alternatively, many dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush. When you floss, slide […]

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Would you like to learn more about how you and your family can Eat Smart and Move More? We are currently looking for a church in Bladen County that would be willing to host our “Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More” classes that would be available for you, your church members, and citizens of Bladen County to join! These […]

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Mary Lennon

Mary Katelyn Lennon, a 5th grader at Elizabethtown Middle School, has been selected to compete at the district level for her DAR essay. Her essay was chosen to represent the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. The students were required to write a historical fiction essay portraying […]

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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 will meet at 2:45 p.m. to discuss the new jail… Friday, Bladenboro Town Commissioners invite area residents to attend the ribbon cutting festivities at the new Community Building.  This facility […]

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This Day In History

1802—Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library. 1837—Michigan admitted as 26th US state. 1838—Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States. 1861—Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 1870—Virginia rejoins US. 1871—US income tax repealed. 1875—Electric dental drill is patented by George F. Green. 1891—Oscar Wilde’s “Duchess of Padua” […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

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. Share:

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Basketball

Clarkton 52  Bethel 18  Crusaders C’ton (52) – Garrett Melvin 10, Brady Hollingsworth 11, Jackson Bostic 10, Andrew Cahn 2, Chase Starkloff 9, Raymond Autry 8, Nick Norris 2, Will Hester. Open Door #1 51, Clarkton Pioneers 48 C’ton (48) – Greyson Heustess 6, Pierce Melvin 7, Adonnis Avery 13, Sincere Smith 15, Joshua Pope […]

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Family Fun Time

Start Scrapbooking – Scrapbooking is a great idea to save memories.  Scrapbooking with your children will make the books an even greater treasure. Watch a Family Movie at Home – Find the movies you liked to watch as a child and then share them with your children. Trace Your Family Tree – Help your children […]

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Basketball

Girls   Conference All Games   W L     W      L East Bladen 8 0 18  0 Clinton 7 1 11  5 West Bladen 6 2  9  8 Heide Trask 4 3  8  9 Midway 3 5  7 10 Wallace-Rose Hill     2 5  3 10 Union 0 7  2 10 Pender                               0                7         […]

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Basketball

Boys   Conference All Games   W L     W      L Clinton 6 2 13  4 Heide Trask 5 2 10  6 West Bladen 5 3 14  3 Midway 5 3 13  4 East Bladen 4 4  9  8 Pender 3 4  7  8 Wallace-Rose Hill     2 5  7  7 Union                                0                7         […]

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D J Mason

West Bladen grad D. J. Mason pumped in 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, but his Campbell Camels lost a 71-63 Big South Conference decision to Winthrop in Rock Hill, SC. Mason also dished out 4 assists and blocked 3 shots. The Clarkton native dropped in an early lay-up and sank 2 free throws later […]

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Three Things to Know

Greetings! 3 things to know for Monday, January 26 1. Happy Spouse’s Day to those who qualify. Yes, today is Spouse’s Day, which is a day to enjoy and appreciate your better half. On the flip side, it’s said that National Ex-Spouse Day is April 14, which seems a bit ironic that it’s the day […]

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A man gained his freedom, the birthday of a slain civil rights leader was celebrated, and an Elizabethtown barber is still cutting hair after 50 years. In 1978, Joseph Sledge was convicted of murdering Josephine Davis and her daughter, Aileen, near Elizabethtown. The two were killed in 1976. Sledge has maintained his innocence for the […]

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Miss Crusader 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 basketball game against Coastal Christian High School. Ashley Usher, daughter of Juston and Joy Usher of Watha, was crowned the 2015 Miss Crusader.  Each year, Miss Crusader is voted on […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

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 spurts that carried West Bladen to a 59-52 Four County Conference boys’ basketball victory over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill Saturday night. Purdie topped all scorers with 25 points. Vaught fired in […]

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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 ago for a double murder in Bladen County, now released due to no evidence that linked him to the scene… And BladenOnlines’ format changes to keep up with the times….Some like…some […]

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Wedding rings

National Spouse’s Day is dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere; from being thankful for fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship, to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses. Spouses Day, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 26th.  It is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that […]

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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 1136 (White-McEwan Road), and NC 211 remain closed with a very short detour around 211 using SR 1170 (Bradshaw Road) and SR 1003 (Twisted Hickory Road). It will be Tuesday […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

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 43-41 Four County Conference girls’ basketball victory over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill Saturday night. Wallace-Rose Hill junior Justice Carr fired in a 3-point shot with 38 seconds left to tie the […]

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Three 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 Middle School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children’s tickets and VIP […]

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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 49-28 Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill. Kasson Page also dished out 4 assists, blocked 2 shots and tossed in 5 points during a 16-9 […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

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 (2:00 a.m.) Share:

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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 to a 32-30 Four County Conference jayvee girls’ basketball victory over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill Saturday. Parker scored all 6 of West Bladen’s points in the third quarter as the Lady […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

Dublin Dixie Youth will be having their 1st Baseball meeting of the upcoming season on Monday 1/26/15 at 7:15 pm at the Dublin Fire Dept. Anyone wanting to sign their child(ren) up for Coach Pitch (age 6-8), Minor (age 9-10) or Major (age 11-12) may do so at the meeting. We will announce future sign […]

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Bladen County

Three Bladen County towns were awarded almost $2 million in loans and grants by the State Water Infrastructure Authority to help pay for drinking water and wastewater projects, the N.C. Department of Energy and Natural Resources announced Thursday. The Town of Clarkton will receive $1.097 million to help fund three projects. Clarkton was awarded a […]

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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. 1799—1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont. 1825—1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY. 1863—Battle of Kinston, NC. 1863—General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head […]

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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 Middle School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children’s tickets and VIP […]

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Sandra Cain

Sandra R. Cain For Better Living Ground meat has been linked to several outbreaks of foodborne illness in the United States. The most notable was in 1993, when four children in the Pacific Northwest died after eating undercooked hamburgers at a fast food restaurant. When ground meat, as well as any meat,  is not handled […]

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Christopher's Steakhouse and Seafood

Steaks, ribs and seafood are only a few of the mouth-watering foods offered at Christopher’s Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant in Elizabethtown.  The new restaurant opened on January 3rd this year and has been busy serving great food to happy customers every day since. Open every day of the week at 11 am, customers can enjoy […]

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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 process, It became clear to me, all is not as it should be and as many would like it to be…but better now than then… Thank goodness for DNA….I listened […]

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