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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The Dublin Festival Committee sponsored their annual “All You Can Eat’ Oyster Roast & Fish Fry, today, Saturday, February 28th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the General Store at Lu Mil Vineyard.  Bobbie Todd, one of the event organizers, said,”It is awesome!”, with a smile on her face. “It’s really been a good turn […]

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The cooking began Friday night outside the Elizabethtown Farmers Market. Saturday morning, the judges rendered their decision in the Bladen County Firefighters Association barbecue cookoff. Bladen County commission chairman Charles Ray Peterson took top honors. Ziggy’s Piggy’s — aka Tim Carroll — was second. Gilbert Long place third. “It’s the M. Nance family recipe from […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

By: Robert G. Hester BladenOnline is now 7 years and one month old…and growing….News You Can Use….   A quick look at Saturday events in the area…   FAFSA Day at BCC from 9 a.m. til 12 noon at the Learning Enhancement Center (Building 8)….Current and future students and their parents are invited to learn […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain For Better Living  March is National Nutrition Month.  What better time to re-examine your eating habits and make changes to eat more healthfully!  Let’s start by thinking about what we can do to improve our breakfast.   Skipping breakfast can make us feel tired, restless, or irritable. In the morning, our […]

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This Day In History

     February 28   1646—Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.   1784—John Wesley charters Methodist Church.   1787—The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.   1810—1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia.   1827—1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered.   […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature           85 degrees       1997 Lowest Temperature           22 degrees        1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                      1.58 inches        1984 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 52 degrees… Share:

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West Bladen 70, Southwest Onslow 38 West Bladen’s defense shut-down Southwest Onslow Friday night and not even a pesky bat could stop the Knights from rolling to a 70-38 victory in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Bats in the West Bladen gym had caused the Knights final regular season game to […]

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Rare Disease Day is recognized each year on the last day in February. First observed in Europe in 2008, Rare Disease Day was established by Eurordis, (the European Rare Disease Organization).  In 2009, NORD was asked by EURORDIS  to sponsor Rare Disease Day in the United States.  NORD accepted and 2014 celebrates the 6th annual RARE […]

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West Bladen’s Dream Team is raising money for fellow student Ja’Na Sims, a West Bladen freshman who is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma. Dream Team is a group of senior athletes who are chosen because of their character and leadership on and off the field. Dream Team is sponsored by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. […]

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Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced the promotion of 4 deputies Friday.  The promotions were actually effective February 22, 2015. Captain Jeff Bridgers made formal presentations to newly promoted Lt. Tony Sessoms while his wife, Tabitha, looked on. Thomas Atkinson was promoted to Sgt and was accompanied by his wife Kim.  Chad Britt was promoted to Corporal.   […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 www.kinlawstudios.com Printer Pro by Readdle – free this WEEK!!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/printer-pro-print-documents/id393313223?mt=8   Go get this app right now before the week ends. I ran across it a couple of days ago and tested it more today. It works great! You don’t need it if you have an air printer but it […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Bladen County Black History Appreciation Committee held it’s 10th annual Black History Program on Friday, February 27th, at the Spaulding-Monroe Cultural Center in Bladenboro, NC. The event began with a welcome by the committee’s founding organizer, Thomas Carlton “Chubby” Starling, who was district Director of the Farm Service Agency in 2004, […]

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By: Healthworks Fitness & Wellness Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, but there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress — including eating a healthier diet, exercising, and reducing stress. February is American Heart Month, Healthworks Fitness and Wellness would like to raise awareness about the important issue of heart health. Preventing […]

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RALEIGH – Cassidy Davis, a student at East Bladen High, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.  She is the daughter of Robert and Jessica Davis of Elizabethtown and was sponsored by Representative Tim Moore (Republican-Cleveland).  Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appoints the Pages and introduces each one […]

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By: Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors leading to the Great Recession. There’s now […]

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West Bladen’s Knights, the No. 4 seed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A East Play-offs, host a senior-laden, athletic Southwest Onslow club tonight at 7 p.m. in a second-round game. In a strange set of circumstances because of the snow and ice and the way the brackets fell, the Knight boys will play their second round […]

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Basketball

Corey McKoy and Anthony Wooten fired in key fourth-quarter 3-point shots as Elizabethtown pulled away for a 31-26 semi-final victory over Bladenboro Thursday in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel. The Cougars carried a 19-14 lead into the final period, but Bladenboro’s Trenton Lyons nailed his third 3-point shot of the […]

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Basketball

A 26-2 blitz that spanned 6 minutes propelled unbeaten Clarkton School of Discovery to a 54-34 semi-final victory in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament Thursday night. Emonta Smith drilled a 3-point shot from the right wing and sank 2 foul shots to give Tar Heel a quick 5-0 lead. Guard Greyson Heustess drove […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The weather has capture headlines across the state in recent days…hopefully the topic will change to something better. Law enforcement in the area are undergoing training and every agency in the county is involved…Re-enforces my thoughts over the years….I appreciate what they do…..I just have no desire to be in law enforcement   Our local […]

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This Day In History

1801—Washington, DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction. 1813—1st federal vaccination legislation enacted.   1813—Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail.   1827—1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans.   1860—Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the the presidency.   […]

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Find high-end lawn care products by using the convenient leaf blowers, lawn mowers and more, from Hudson Radiator and Power Equipment. Manufacturer of Dependable Gas-Powered Chain Saws, Trimmers, Blowers, Hedge Trimmers, and Other Lawn Equipment 1110 S Poplar St Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337 (910) 862-3854 Get Directions Share:

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Ingredients 2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large bell pepper, diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 box wild rice, cooked Preparation In a large skillet, sauté olive oil, […]

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86 Bladen County law enforcement officers are going through training to learn new techniques or reinforce previous training in making an arrest, including stopping vehicles, handcuffing and dealing with difficult circumstance in general. NC Highway Trooper Andrew Pait is coordinating the training.  He is being assisted by other troopers and Chief Deputy Larry Guyton. Troopers […]

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By Jefferson Weaver, Staff Writer They fall by wind, lightning, disease or old age. Too often they have to fall, because man wants to do something else with that little piece of earth, and a chainsaw and bulldozer can accomplish in minutes what nature has failed to do for a century or more. We take […]

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IPHONE/IPAD TIPS Manage Your Ever – Increasing Camera Roll By: Gordon Kinlaw www.kinlawstudios.com If you have an iPhone 5 or 6, you know they make some really nice photos and videos. More and more phone users have iPhones now, especially since the release of the 6 and 6+. How did you get to the point […]

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The fourth Thursday in February celebrates one of America’s favorite winter dishes; chili, which is also known as chili con carne (“chili with meat”). In Spanish, chili refers to “chili pepper”  and carne means “meat”. Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions and cumin, however, there are many variations to the basic chili. Chili is […]

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Senior guard Malcolm Vaught drove for the lay-up that snapped a 4-minute scoring drought, and West Bladen held on for a 58-53 victory over East Bladen in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs Wednesday night at West. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights, the No. 4 seed in the 2-A East, improved to 21-4 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The rain continues to come down…but we may have missed a bullet… Hundreds of thousands with no power to the west and north of Bladen County….Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham…Around Bladen…rain…but hopefully that should end this a.m….   Hopefully this is the last really ‘bad’ weather this year….Heard one meteorologist promise we would see no more of […]

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This Day In History

1732—1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St. Joseph’s Philadelphia. 1773—Construction authorized for Walnut Street jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)   1863—Lincoln signs National Currency Act.   1870—1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)   1891—1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park.   1895—Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine.   1907—Royal Oil […]

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A local EMS Officer, Farmer, and Volunteer, Kyle Cashwell lost an arm and leg on October 20th, 2014 in a farming accident. He played football and graduated at East Bladen High School. Cashwell is well known and loved in Bladen and surrounding counties. Cashwell is a husband and father of three children. Fundraisers will be […]

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Thursday March 12          Trask, Wallace, Clinton @ Union Bladen, W. Bladen, Midway @ Pender Thursday March 19          E. Bladen, Pender, Wallace @ Trask Bladen, Midway, Union @ Clinton Thursday March 26          Trask, W. Bladen, Pender @ Midway Clinton, E. Bladen, Union @ Wallace Thursday April 2                E. Bladen, W. Bladen @ Midway Wallace, Union @ […]

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Did you miss your chance to build a snowman following Tuesday’s wintry mix in Bladen County? You may get another chance Thursday, especially if you live in the northern part of the county. Bladen County will be under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

March is just days….(hours) away….Understand that February may break the all-time low monthly average… I am so pleased that BladenOnline is here to keep everyone up to date on closings, etc.. We were the first to get serious about an online newspaper and remain #1…and it is because of your support and the hard work […]

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This Day In History

1751—1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)   1793—1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington’s home)   1799—1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land.   1804—Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus   1836—Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multi-shot firearm.   1837—1st US electric printing press patented by […]

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East Bladen High School

          3/9                                 Wallace                         4:00           3/11                               Pender                           4:00           3/18                               @ West Bladen             4:00           3/23                               @ Wallace                     4:00           3/25                               @ Pender                      4:00           3/30                               @ Clinton                     4:00 […]

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East Bladen High School

3/2                                       East Columbus                       4:30 3/13                                       @ Union                                 6:00 3/17                 […]

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East Bladen High School

3/3                                     West Columbus                      4:30 3/5                                     @ Red Springs                       4:30 3/6                   […]

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East Bladen High School

3/3                                 @ West Columbus                 4:30 3/5                                 @ Red Springs                       4:00 3/6                                 @ St. Pauls                             4:30 3/9                                 Red Springs                            4:00 3/11                               St. Pauls                                  4:30 3/13                               @ Union                                 4:00 3/17                               Midway                                  4:00 3/18                             @ West Columbus                 4:30 3/20                               Clinton                                    4:00 3/24                               @ Pender                                […]

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East Bladen High School

3/3                                          West Columbus                      4:30 3/5                                           @ Red Springs                       7:00 following jv 3/6     […]

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Community Service Awards were given at the January meeting of the Tar Heel Woodman of the World Lodge 1044. Cecile Bryan was presented with the Fraternal  Award. Doug Roberts was presented with the Environmental Award. James Howard (Buck) Monroe was presented with the Community Partner Award.   Photoed left to right: Left to right: Cecile Bryan, Doug […]

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Basketball

Jatyra Moore-Peterson lit up the scoreboard with 18 points Monday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 27-16 victory over Tar Heel in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel. Coach Eric Hines’ Lady Cougars improved to 6-1 with the victory and advanced to Monday’s 4 p.m. Girls Championship Game against Clarkton School […]

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Whiteville—The newly renovated North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville will be unveiled to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, February 28, at 10 a.m. The space has been repurposed into a dynamic indoor-outdoor nature and science learning center and features new exhibits, an investigate lab, nature exploration center, an outdoor […]

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Manage Your Ever – Increasing Camera Roll  By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 www.kinlawstudios.com If you have an iPhone 5 or 6, you know they make some really nice photos and videos. More and more phone users have iPhones now, especially since the release of the 6 and 6+. How did you get to the point […]

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Weather permitting, the NCHSAA Class 2-A Boys Play-offs will begin tonight (Tuesday) with a rivalry game for Bladen County’s two high schools. Coach Ken Cross’ No. 29 seeded East Bladen Eagles (10-13) travel to West Bladen to battle their rivals, the No. 4 seeded Knights (20-4) in a 7 p.m. game. West Bladen won both […]

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Basketball

Erica McKoy fired in 10 of her 14 points in the second half as Clarkton School of Discovery rallied for a 24-23 Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament victory over Bladenboro Monday. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils advance to Thursday’s 4 p.m. Bladen Five Girls Championship game against Elizabethtown. Clarkton and Elizabethtown split their […]

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The Hammonds Creek Baptist Missionary Association held a celebration of Black History at Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church in Riegelwood, on February 22. The HCMBA is a collective of 11 area churches, focused on Baptist Missions. Each church in the association was invited to present some entertainment for the evening. The event was held at […]

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This Day In History

1857—1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government.   1863—Arizona Territory created.   1888—Louisville, KY becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot (i.e.secret ballot on standard voting forms)   1893—The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.   1909—The Hudson Motor Car Company is […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Is February over yet?  Wake me when it is March…and hope for more Bladen County type weather…Think White Lake in July.   What a month…weather-wise….Time to ‘hunker down’ and be safe…   See our updated list of closings and delays..we will attempt to keep up as the day progresses..   Have you taken a look […]

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Town Of Elizabethtown

Public Input Session: Elizabethtown and NCDOT are working together to create safe and connected routes for bicycling throughout town. The plan aims to use bicycling as a tool for increasing quality of life, tourism, and economic development. Please join this effort by filling out this comment form and visiting the project website. You may also provide input […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Schedule Tuesday, February 24 NCHSAA Class 2-A Basketball Play-offs 6 p.m. Eastern Randolph Girls at East Bladen 7 p.m. East Bladen Boys at West Bladen Bladen Recreation Basketball At King Street Gym 9-12 Boys League 5:45 Giorgio’s vs. Lu Mil Vineyard 6:30 Men and Women United vs. Optimist Club 9-12 Girls League 7:15 […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Schedule Tuesday, February 24 NCHSAA Class 2-A Basketball Play-offs 6 p.m. Eastern Randolph Girls at East Bladen 7 p.m. East Bladen Boys at West Bladen Bladen Recreation Basketball At King Street Gym 9-12 Boys League 5:45 Giorgio’s vs. Lu Mil Vineyard 6:30 Men and Women United vs. Optimist Club 9-12 Girls League 7:15 […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Schedule Tuesday, February 24 NCHSAA Class 2-A Basketball Play-offs 6 p.m. Eastern Randolph Girls at East Bladen 7 p.m. East Bladen Boys at West Bladen Bladen Recreation Basketball At King Street Gym 9-12 Boys League 5:45 Giorgio’s vs. Lu Mil Vineyard 6:30 Men and Women United vs. Optimist Club 9-12 Girls League 7:15 […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tar Heel Boys 43, East Arcadia 42 Eddie Perez tossed in the game-winning basket, and teammate Emonta Smith poured in a game-high 18 points as Tar Heel edged East Arcadia 43-42 in the opening round of the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel Monday night. Coach Arthur Morrisey’s Tar Heel team advances […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tar Heel Boys 43, East Arcadia 42 Eddie Perez tossed in the game-winning basket, and teammate Emonta Smith poured in a game-high 18 points as Tar Heel edged East Arcadia 43-42 in the opening round of the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel Monday night. Coach Arthur Morrisey’s Tar Heel team advances […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tar Heel Boys 43, East Arcadia 42 Eddie Perez tossed in the game-winning basket, and teammate Emonta Smith poured in a game-high 18 points as Tar Heel edged East Arcadia 43-42 in the opening round of the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel Monday night. Coach Arthur Morrisey’s Tar Heel team advances […]

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West Bladen J.V. Baseball Day            Date            Opponent                      Site             Time Mon            March 2      St. Pauls                              H                5:00 Wed            March 4      East Columbus                  H                5:00 Sat              March 7      St. Pauls     […]

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West Bladen Softball                                                             2015 Day            Date                    Opponent                     Site            Time Fri                Feb 27                    Terry Sanford  (Scr)        H                  4:00 Mon            Mar 2                           St. Pauls                        A                5:00 Wed            Mar 4                     […]

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West Bladen Girls Soccer                                                   2015        Day    Date                  Opponent                     Site            Time Mon    Mar 2                 Purnell Swett                           H                5:00 Tue      Mar 3                 West Columbus                       A                5:30 Wed    Mar 4                 East Columbus                        A                4:30 Mon    Mar 9                 Purnell Swett                           A                5:00 Tue      Mar 10               West Columbus       […]

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West Bladen Track Schedule              2015   Day            Date                 Opponent                          Site           Time Thur.         Mar 12                East Bladen, Midway, Pender      Pender          4:00 Thur.        Mar 19                      Midway, Union, Clinton               Clinton         4:00 Thur.        Mar […]

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West Bladen Boys Tennis   Day           Date           Opponent                     Site            Time Mon            March 2      Purnell Swett                 H                4:00 Tues             March 3      West Columbus           A                  4:00 Thur           March 5      Whiteville                        A                4:00 Mon            March 9      Purnell Swett                 A                4:00 […]

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West Bladen Softball J.V. Girls 2015 Day            Date                    Opponent                     Site            Time Mon            Mar 2                             St. Pauls                        H                5:00 Wed            Mar 4                           East Columbus              H                5:00 Sat              Mar 7                     […]

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West Bladen Men’s Golf 2015   Day                           Date                         Time                   Site   Monday                March 16                      2:00         East Bladen (Vineyard) Wednesday           March 18                      2:00         Clinton (Coharie) Thursday              March 19                      1:00         West Brunswick (LOL) Monday                March 23                      2:00         West Bladen (LOL) Wednesday           March 25                      2:00         Pender (Rockfish) Tuesday                March 31                      2:00         White Lake (Vineyard) Thursday              April 2                          2:00          […]

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West Bladen Baseball                                                   2015 Day            Date                     Opponent                        Site            Time Sat              Feb 21                     Fairmont (SCR)                   A                12:00 Sat              Feb 28             […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer held a series of roundtable discussions with county commissioners and mayors across the district during last week’s Congressional recess period.  This was an opportunity for local elected officials to talk about the needs of their communities and how the Congressman’s office can best serve them.  “It’s important that we […]

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By: Jack McDuffie Award winning photojournalist and author Ben Casey was the featured speaker in a program presented by the Bladen Community College Writers Series on Monday.  His program focused on what he calls “his passion,” North Carolina’s coastal waterways and telling others about them. He began his presentation by explaining that the art of […]

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Bladen County Sports

Tuesday’s Bladen Five Tournament games have been postponed until Wednesday at 4 p.m. due to the expected inclement weather. Wednesday at 4 p.m. Elizabethtown will battle Bladenboro in a Boys Semi-final game. Following that game will be the other Boys Semi -Final between top-seeded Clarkton School of Discovery and Tar Heel. The winners of those […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

By: Robert Hester I enjoyed the weekend sports lineup….basketball, golf, a full slate of NASCAR racing…college basketball..and more including a moving tribute to Coach Dean Smith… Thought I would check on some of the area folks, some I know and some I do not.  Some I mentioned recently and some I have not…… William McGirt, a former baseball player […]

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The West Bladen Girls NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-off game at Currituck that was scheduled for Tuesday night has been moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. East Bladen Coach Patty Evers says a decision will be made on her Lady Eagles’ home play-off game against Eastern Randolph by 11:30 Tuesday. Right now that game is still […]

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The East Arcadia Men and Women United Girls were the regular season’s runner-up champions. Share:

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coffee cups

Billions of people worldwide drink coffee or some form of caffeine everyday. Although caffeine is generally accepted as safe for consumption in moderation, there are some solid benefits of breaking the habit and quitting coffee, energy drinks, tea, soda etc. 1. Break the Addiction In most people caffeine is an addictive substance to some degree, […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles, the top seed in the Class 2-A East with a perfect 24-0 record, begin their quest for that elusive state title Tuesday night when they host Eastern Randolph at 6 p.m. Coach Patty Evers’ East Bladen squad outscores opponents by over 30 points per game, averaging 55.8 points, while giving up […]

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Before the NCHSAA Class 2-A Girls Play-off Brackets were announced Saturday, West Bladen Coach Pam Stephens thought that her Lady Knights might be going up to the Jacksonville area for their first round game. Jacksonville looks like a short trip now as West Bladen is headed 264 miles up to Currituck County in Barco. The […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Industrial Commission announced today the approval of three administrative rules which significantly revise its Medical Fee Schedule. The revised medical fee schedule is expected to provide the state’s workers’ compensation system with $27 million in annual savings and encourage increased access to medical care. The new rules were approved […]

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Bladen County Animal Shelter received a big donation of dog and cat food from West Bladen High school this month. The FCCLA Club did a fundraiser for the shelter and collected 968 cans of food. The shelter would like to thank this group for their heartfelt efforts on collecting this food for the shelter. Pictured […]

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Bladen County schools will be closed Tuesday for students because of the threat of hazardous weather, it was announced at 5:55 p.m. It will be optional workday for teachers and staff. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Bladen County starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect until […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I enjoyed the weekend sports lineup….basketball, golf, a full slate of NASCAR racing…college basketball..and more including a moving tribute to Coach Dean Smith…   Thought I would check on some of the area folks, some I know and some I do not.  Some I mentioned recently and some I have not……   William McGirt, a former baseball player and […]

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Jazmine Kemp

Elizabethtown native Jazmine Kemp poured in 21 points Saturday, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady Braves fell victim to a 12-2 Armstrong State second-half spurt that produced a 72-60 Peach Belt Conference victory in Savannah, GA. Kemp connected on 10 of 16 shots from the field, grabbed 8 rebounds, blocked 2 shots, dished out 2 assists and […]

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This Day In History

1813—1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass. 1821—College of Apothecaries organized in Philadelphia: 1st US pharmacy college.   1822—Boston is incorporated as a city.   1870—Mississippi is readmitted to US.   1883—Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law.   1886—Aluminum manufacturing process developed.   1896—Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The break from typical February temps was nice…but hold on…..there’s more to come…. Congratulations to Darrell Melvin who is retiring after 20 years of teaching and coaching, at Clarkton School of Discovery (CSD)….   Speaking of coaching….Ann Hancock is enjoying another good season at Wingate University… The former East Bladen grad has led the ladies basketball […]

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Dean Richard Linton

The FFA of Harrells Christian Academy welcomed 270 guests to a special fundraising breakfast held on Friday, February 13, at Kyle’s Farm in Harrells. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the HCA chapter’s expansion of plant science education. People from all over southeastern North Carolina who have a vested interest in […]

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Clarkton Fire Dept. Lt. Brian Sult

Brian Sult became interested in firefighting while attending West Bladen High School. Nine years later, the 25-year-old wants to make it a career. For now, he’s a lieutenant in the 28-member Clarkton Volunteer Fire Department. He was honored as the department’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year. Sult joined the Tar Heel Volunteer Fire Department as […]

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Chris Ellis

It may rank as a property owner’s least favorite word: revaluation. It’s a time when governments check and adjust the fair market value of every parcel within their jurisdictions. It’s required by state law to be done at least every eight years. Bladen County’s last valuation was done in 2007, so it was time for […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

What a difference a day makes….just 24 little hours….weather-wise seemed like we went from one season to another….Weather man calling for warmer weather today and a promise of more winter for much of next week. All 4 of our high school varsity basketball teams will advance in statewide competition…If it feels like we missed one […]

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This Day In History

1775—1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents. 1784—1st US ship to trade with China, “Empress of China,” sails from NY.   1821—Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million.   1854—1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)   1860—Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time.   […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Class 2-A East when the Girls brackets for the NCHSAA Play-offs were finally released Saturday. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles (24-0) will host No. 32 seed Eastern Randolph (10-12) Tuesday night. “Happy with the number one seed!” said Coach Evers. “Our […]

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West Bladen’s Lady Knights (12-12) received the No. 19 seed in the East when the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs were released Saturday and will travel to the far northeastern corner of the state to play No. 14 seed Currituck (14-7). The distance from West Bladen to Currituck County High in Barco is 264 miles. “Coach […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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The West Bladen Knights (19-3) will host their cross county rival East Bladen Eagles (10-12) in the first round of the NCHSAA boys playoffs.   The playoffs begin Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m., however game time may changed by mutual agreement.   The Knights have defeated the Eagles twice in regular season play.   […]

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Family

1. Go fly a kite Take the kids outdoors and fly a kite. If you are really adventurous, make one of your own. Fly it at the park, in the schoolyard or at a nearby field. Kite flying on a sunny day is a ton of fun and a terrific way to get your vitamin […]

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Basketball

The 12th seeded Harrell’s varsity boys basketball team played tough defense against Freedom Christian Friday and outscored them 62-51 to advance in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2-A basketball playoffs. HCA had good outside shooting from C.J. Kirchoff and inside help from 6-8 Quante McKinzie to pull off the upset and advance in the tournament. […]

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Basketball

Bladen Recreation 9-12 Girls Basketball Standings  W      L San Jose                                                                              4       0 Men and Women United                                                 2       3 Optimist Club                                                           […]

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Basketball

Bladen Recreation 9-12 Boys Basketball Standings      W      L Lu Mil Vineyard                                                                     7       0 Giorgio’s                                                                                  5   […]

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Basketball

Bladen Five Boys Basketball Standings      W      L Clarkton Sch. of Discovery                             8      0 Elizabethtown                                                   5      3 Bladenboro                                                        4      4 Tar Heel                                                             3      5 East Arcadia                                                      0      8 Thursday’s Results Elizabethtown 46, Bladenboro 31 Clarkton Sch. of Discovery 50, East Arcadia 20 Share:

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Basketball

Bladen Five Girls Basketball Standings     W      L Elizabethtown                                                  5       1 Clarkton Sch. of Discovery                            5       1 Bladenboro                                                       2      4 Tar Heel                                                            0      6 Thursday’s Result Elizabethtown 32, Bladenboro 28, overtime Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

We are looking for temps to rise above 30 degrees today…in fact, our high today should be near 52 and in the low 60’s Sunday…..February weather has been a “challenge.” For the school system, much lost time …3 days with 2 hour delays and a day off due to snow…The snow date must be ‘made […]

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Green Tea The Benefit: Helps reduce risk of osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and cavities. Green tea contains a rich concentration of flavonoids and polyphenols, natural antioxidants that may protect cells from carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and inhibit tumor growth by helping to neutralize free radicals in the body. The tea’s antioxidants may also guard against heart […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners receive a financial update monthly.  Lisa Coleman, Finance Officer, reported 89.02% of ad valorem property taxes have been collected as of January 31, 2015, 7 months into the fiscal year. In total dollars that is $17,412,153, up nearly $300,000 compared with the same date a year ago.  The other large source of revenues is sales tax and […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners receive a financial update monthly.  Lisa Coleman, Finance Officer, reported 89.02% of ad valorem property taxes have been collected as of January 31, 2015, 7 months into the fiscal year. In total dollars that is $17,412,153, up nearly $300,000 compared with the same date a year ago.  The other large source of revenues is sales tax and […]

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