12/17/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 6:30 am Celebrate the holidays with family safely
  • 6:13 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 2:13 am Basketball League Provides Second Chance for Young Men
  • 8:34 pm Social Security benefits to increase in 2019
  • 8:21 pm This Day in History for December 16
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Bladen County Sports

Freshman Scott Bowen pitched a 4-hitter and struck out 10 batters to lead the West Bladen jayvees to a 3-0 Four County Conference baseball victory at East Bladen Tuesday. Bowen won a pitchers’ duel with freshman Xavier Wooten of East Bladen who struck out 11 batters. The Knights grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery pounded out 20 hits Tuesday afternoon that paved the way to an 18-3 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over visiting Bladenboro. Winning pitcher Anna Kate White batted a perfect 4-4 and scored twice. Teammate Adrian Howell turned in a perfect 3-3 game at the plate. Izzy Smith also connected for […]

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West Bladen High School’s prom will be April 3rd. East Bladen High School’s prom will be April 17th. Harrells Christian Academy’s prom will be May 1st. This prom invitation photo at one of our area school’s games. We want all our area students to have a fun and safe prom. We have some safety tips […]

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Related: Men’s Golf 5th After Opening Day Of Campbell Oil/Sunoco Classic WALLACE – Sophomore J.C. McFadyen fired off a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to capture individual medalist honors and lead the UNC Pembroke men’s golf team to a share of sixth place at the UNCP-hosted Campbell Oil/Sunoco Classic on Tuesday afternoon at the […]

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Bladen County's Premier Local News

(March 31, 2015) Recently released survey data shows that the publically managed Medicaid system for behavioral healthcare is providing positive real-life outcomes for consumers and meeting the needs of its provider network.   Just two years ago, the state’s public Local Management Entities-Managed Care Organizations (LME-MCOs) completed the transition from a fee-for-service model to a […]

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April 4, 2015 from 10:00am – 2:00pm Jones Lake Easter Egg Hunt Jones Lake State Park will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4 beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 27. Call (910) 588-4550 or stop by the park’s visitor center located off N.C. 242 to register. The event, which is free and open […]

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Bladen County Elections Director Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing the position, […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Elizabethtown Police Officer Ronald J. Bailey resign from the force.   The Bladenboro High School Future Farmers of America held their annual Parent and Member Banquet.   Rick’s Chevrolet of Elizabethtown was selling a 1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for $6,495.00.   The Bladen Journal announced a new subscription rate. It was $5.20 a year and […]

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Many national firms have a footprint in Bladen County. Here is a look at how their stocks did during the past 52 weeks:   Stock                High                        Low                    Present BB&T              $40.92                     $32.50                 $38.81 Danaher          $86.10                      $70.12                $85.22 DuPont            $80.65                     $63.70                 $67.08 Duke                $89.97                     $68.81                 $76.18 First Citizens  $276.97                   $208.14               $259.14 Int. Paper        $57.90                     $44.24                 $55.00 McDonalds      […]

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By: Robert G. Hester International Paper co. plans to spend $135 million to convert their Riegelwood plant to raise its production of fluff pulp used in consumer goods such as diapers, feminine hygiene and adult-incontinence products.   According to the company, International paper has agreed to sell the Carolina brand, used for printed materials such […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County Commissioners continue to prepare themselves for the upcoming task of serving as a Board of Equalization and Review as the most recent revaluation process nears the end.   Monday, all nine commissioners participated in a statewide webinar hosted by the UNC School of Government.  a School of Government staff person hosted the meeting, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thought about spreading some chemicals in our yard today, needed an excuse to not do it….Weather service has provided….Windy this p.m….15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph….now plan B…put it off for another day…   Woke up to a beautiful purple (?) commode in our front yard yesterday, complete with a colorful […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles moved into first place in the Four County Conference Monday with an 11-1 softball victory over visiting Clinton. With the victory Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improve to 4-0 in the league, a half game ahead of Heide Trask. East Bladen is now 8-1 overall and will host West Bladen today […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery racked up 12 first-inning runs and went on to defeat visiting Tar Heel 20-3 Monday in non-conference softball action. Izzy Smith batted a perfect 2-2 to lead the Lady Blue Devil hitters and scored 3 runs. Teammate Adrian Howell walked 4 times and scored 4 runs. Anna Kate White drew 3 […]

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Baseball 6:30 West Bladen at East Bladen (Following JV Game) 4 p.m. West Bladen JV at East Bladen Softball 6 p.m. West Bladen at East Bladen Women’s Soccer 6 p.m. West Bladen at East Bladen Middle School Baseball & Softball 4 p.m. Bladenboro at Clarkton School of Discovery 4 p.m. Elizabethtown at Tar Heel Bladen […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Shy Pone and Spencer Scott combined to pitch a no-hitter and strike out 14 batters as the Blue Devils defeated Tar Heel 10-1 in a non-conference baseball game at Clarkton Monday. Tar Heel took a 1-0 lead as Noah Bryan led off the game with a walk and scored three batters later. Clarkton tied the […]

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This Day In History

1850—US population hits, 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%)   1861—Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)   1965—Battle of Boydton, Va (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)   1880—1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)   1903—Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ)   1909—Baseball rules players who jump […]

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Bladen County Human Services Director Cris Harrelson was a bearer of bad news Monday.  With commissioners beginning the budget process and serving as the Board of Equalization and Review, the last thing they need is bad news.   Harrelson laid out the prospects for either additional local funding for the Home Health Care program or […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also […]

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By: Raymond (Joe) Tatum, Jr. Broker, Realtor, EPro, B-Pro, PEIA– Tatum Realty and Property Management Services Selling Tips! A home full of “stuff” can sometimes be its own enemy. When selling your home, here’s the list that we, as agents, should share, even if it hurts. After all, the goal is SOLD! 1) Clear off vanities […]

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Baseball

Boys, Conference All Games     W      L      W      L Midway                                          3       1       5        1 Wallace-Rose Hill                       3        1      5        2 West Bladen                                 2       1       4        1 Clinton                                          2        1       3       2 Pender                                          […]

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By: Healthworks Fitness & Wellness Try to “green” your gym experience and work-out as much as you can. Here are some tips to help you save energy and make your exercise time greener: Limit your showers to five minutes. Use only one towel. Limit hand washing to 25 seconds. Air dry hands if possible, or […]

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Baseball

Boys, Conference All Games      W      L      W      L Midway                                           3       1        5       1 Wallace-Rose Hill                        3        1        5      2 West Bladen                                  2        1       4       1 Clinton                                           2        1       3       2 Pender                                           2        1        2       3 East Bladen                                  1        2        3       5 Union                                            0       3        0       4 Heide […]

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Bladen County Sports

Girls, Conference All Games     W     L     W      L East Bladen                                   3      0      7       1 Heide Trask                                  3      0      4       1 Wallace-Rose Hill                       3       […]

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Last Supper

Hands On Africa and Standing Stones Church of Chicago will present a dramatization of Leonardo Di Vinci’s Living Last Supper in two Bladen churches on Thursday and Friday nights. Admission is free. On Thursday night, April 2 at 7 p.m., the drama will be performed at Galeed Baptist Church in Bladenboro. On Friday night, April […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Go Duke….great basketball over the weekend….March Madness ends in April…Duke vs Michigan State on Saturday, April 4 and Kentucky plays Wisconsin.   Kentucky, Wisconsin and Duke were all #1 seeds.  Michigan State was a #7 seed….   Hope the berry crops are OK in Bladen.  Near noontime Sunday, many blueberry farmers were still spraying water on the […]

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This Day In History

1822—Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory. 1842—Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr. Crawford Long (Ga.) 1858—Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia) 1867—US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents per acre – Seward’s Folly) 1870—15th amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Difficult to believe..but true…A year ago today our low temp was 26 degrees….I remembered as I was strolling around at the White Oak Ruritan Club’s Old Fashion Planters Day near Ammon yesterday….They work so hard and postponing is virtually impossible because of all the folks who bring items to show….Next week, they will likely be […]

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Baseball

Bladenboro native Abbey Walters pitched a 9-inning, 4-hitter as Southeastern Community College walked off with a 2-1 softball victory over visiting Louisburg College Wednesday in the second game of a double-header. Walters, a sophomore, struck out six and walked none as she raised her pitching record to 5-2. The West Bladen grad batted 2-4 and […]

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This Day In History

1795—Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna. 1806—Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road,  becoming the first United States federal highway.   1848—Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam.   1852—Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more […]

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Old Fashioned Planter's Day

The White Oak Ruritan Club held their 23rd Annual Old Fashion Day Friday and Saturday..   Rain, wind, sunshine and a surprising good crowd enjoyed the sites, sounds, entertainment and food.  The event featured something for every member of the family. Share:

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Thirteen high school juniors demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills at Four County EMC’s eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-21 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in White Oak, Bladen County. The weekend camp gave students the opportunity to learn and understand some of the most important qualities of a leader and introduce the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

March 28….the birthdate of our youngest…Happy Birthday John Charles Hester….We celebrate Sunday… As I looked back a year ago, we had a low of 26 degrees…and if my memory is correct….cloudy, some rain……   It was the date of the White Oak Ruritan Clubs Annual Old Fashion Planters Day at 9252 Old Fayetteville Road,  near Ammon […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Three-time defending champion West Bladen has been named the top seed in the 2015 Robeson County Slugfest Softball Tournament that begins Saturday, April 4th at South Robeson High School. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights rallied from a 9-1 deficit to edge Purnell Swett 10-9 in the 2012 Slugfest title game at Lumberton. In 2013 West […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s Knights have been seeded fifth in the Robeson County Baseball Slugfest that begins Saturday, April 4th at South Robeson. Coach Kim Cain’s Knights will play at 1 p.m. Saturday against No. 4 seed Red Springs (5-2). A victory over Red Springs would send the Knights into the semi-finals against the winner of the […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Eggs and Food Safety During the Easter holiday weekend, many families with young children and grandchildren will be boiling and dyeing eggs.  If you plan to eat the eggs later, be sure to think about safety. A food safety concern with eggs is Salmonella bacteria. Eggs are perishable and must be […]

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This Day In History

1796—Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st Us-African church. 1834—Senate censured President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US.   1845—Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US.   1866—1st ambulance goes into service.   1881—“Greatest Show on Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A. Bailey.   1885—US Salvation Army officially organized. […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, remaining unchanged from January’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. North Carolina’s February 2015 unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 30,562 over the month […]

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On March 21, 2015, members of Harrells Christian Academy’s Science Olympiad teams brought home some precious metals. Competing in numerous competitions, the Crusaders came away with numerous wins following the regional competition at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC.  Twenty-three high school students and six middle school students competed in various areas of competition.  HCA […]

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Tradition is returning to Harrells Christian Academy, and students are leading the way.  HCA’s Student Ambassadors Board is back and prepared to make all visitors and newcomers feel like a part of the family. The goal of HCA’s Student Ambassadors Board is to promote hospitality to those at HCA and in the community.  Ambassadors have […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension When I give presentations about the economy around the state, I always leave time for questions and answers. Of course, the questions vary based on the group, the location and the most recent economic news. However, although I’ve not kept specific records, I have noticed several economic […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management. […]

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Four County Conference Player of the Year Rahu Purdie leads a group of three West Bladen players named to the All-Four County Conference Boys Basketball Team. East Bladen senior Farrell Murchison was also named to the squad. Named along with Purdie from Four County Champion West Bladen were his back-court mates senior Malcolm Vaught and […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Weather could be a big story over the next 72 hours….temps dropping throughout the day to the mid 40’s this afternoon…90% chance of rain and windy…gusts up to 20 mph.   Saturday and Sunday high temps around 54 degrees……Monday’s weather should return to more normal conditions with mostly sunny skies and highs near 66… Blueberry and […]

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This Day In History

1794—The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1841—1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC.   1863—American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer.   1879—Longest championship fight (136 rounds)   1884—1st long distance telephone call, Boston-New York.   1933—Farm […]

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This Day In History

1794—The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1841—1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC.   1863—American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer.   1879—Longest championship fight (136 rounds)   1884—1st long distance telephone call, Boston-New York.   1933—Farm […]

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This Day In History

1794—The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1841—1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC.   1863—American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer.   1879—Longest championship fight (136 rounds)   1884—1st long distance telephone call, Boston-New York.   1933—Farm […]

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Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings scheduled in Lumberton on April 23 Donnie Walsh, former President of the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks and an oral cancer survivor, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 18th annual Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®), being held nationwide April 12-18. […]

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The new local Walgreens in Elizabethtown, held their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Thursday March, 26 2015. Carmen Greene, Store Manager, and her team greeted the crowd at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Walgreens Thursday afternoon. Elizabethtown Mayor, Sylvia Campbell, and Chamber of Commerce President, Trey Duncan, offered their support to the new […]

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David Rouser

House Passes Permanent Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. “The permanent repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) ends 17 years of short-term patches that cost the taxpayers $170 billion […]

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Four County EMC linemen, Jay Willoughby, Randy Anderson, Gregg Mobley and Brett Noble, just happened to be at the right place, at the right time on the afternoon of March 17. These men came to the aid of Mrs. Barbara Matthews at 178 Corinth Church Road in Rose Hill by putting out a grass fire […]

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Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – While many of us consider pizza to be a yummy treat, two high school students recently found out that eating pizza is a win! In partnership with the Child Nutrition Department, HOPCO Foodservice Marketing held a drawing at each high school during lunch, giving away a digital camera. For each […]

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On March 17th we wrote an article about a Kirby van going to homes in our community, looking in homes, and knocking on doors after 9 pm. We have reached out to the Kirby of Wilmington business owner due to the fact the number on the van visiting homes after 9 pm was to the […]

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Town Of Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown City Council held their annual Budget Retreat Thursday as they begin preparation for the upcoming FY 2015-16 budget.  The retreat was held at Vineyard Golf Course at White Lake in the Clubhouse. The process began with a round table discussion that included representatives of other agencies in the county.  Included was Greg Martin, Bladen County […]

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DHHS logo

Raleigh, N.C. – On March 25, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services (DSS) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that protects Mexican minors in the event they have been separated from their parents or guardians. “We could not be more […]

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NC DOT

RALEIGH —The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informal public meeting regarding proposed safety improvements on Cedar Creek Road (N.C. 53), west of I-95 to east of I-95 in Fayetteville. This update will make the route safer and more effective in handling the traffic in the area. The project would include construction of a median with directional crossovers for […]

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Yes, it’s late March. And, yes, there’s a chance of light snow and freezing temperatures this weekend. This is truly March Madness. Bladen County’s weather forecast looks more like a rollercoaster ride with the high temperature Thursday expected to be near 80 degrees while the overnight low Saturday may dip as low as 29, according […]

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The National Weather Service is seeking volunteers to set up home weather stations. The Citizen Science Program provides daily data to the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network (CoCoRaHS). Volunteers are needed across the state to provide as much data as possible. The information is shared with media outlets as well as government agencies […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Not a lot of new info….Just a re-hash and encouragement for anyone with any info to come forward….FBI investigation is ongoing, according to the speakers…   Elizabethtown Commissioners are holding a workshop today…BladenOnline will be there.  Actually, not unusual for local governments to hold workshops as budget time approaches….Bladen County Commissioners are meeting more often…Their […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles rolled to victories in both games of a non-conference softball double-header over visiting West ColumbusWednesday night by scores of 10-0 and 10-2. Lacey Suggs pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 8 batters to pick up the win in the opener.  The junior lefthander only issued 2 walks in the game. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 17-6 Four County Conference baseball victory over visiting Heide Trask Wednesdaynight. The Knights sent 12 batters to the plate and banged out 9 hits in a 7-run first inning. Juniors Seth Britt and Jeremy Hunt started the rally with singles, and after 2 […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Heide Trask pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 6-4 victory at West Bladen Wednesday night in a battle of Four County Conference unbeatens. A one-out error and a 2-out hit produced the tie-breaking run in the eighth, and another error plated an insurance run. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Heide Trask pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 6-4 victory at West Bladen Wednesday night in a battle of Four County Conference unbeatens. A one-out error and a 2-out hit produced the tie-breaking run in the eighth, and another error plated an insurance run. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Heide Trask pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 6-4 victory at West Bladen Wednesday night in a battle of Four County Conference unbeatens. A one-out error and a 2-out hit produced the tie-breaking run in the eighth, and another error plated an insurance run. […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert G. Hester   1804—Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase.   1830—The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyre, New York.   1845—Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat.   1872—Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher.   1886—1st cremation in England.   1910—William H. Lewis appointed asst attorney general of US.   […]

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Lennon Lacy Bio Pic

A large crowd attended, what was billed as a Community Mass Meeting, at the First Baptist Church in Bladenboro Wednesday evening related to the death of a young black man..   An NAACP attorney provided little new information about the case other than the investigation was ongoing, but there was still work to be done.  He called […]

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Small Business Center at Bladen Community College

The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following NO-COST seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 starting this Thursday:   – How to Start/Expand Your Lawn Care Business                Thursday 03/26/15 6:30 – 9:00pm at Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207   –  How to Start/Expand Your Café/Coffee/Sandwich […]

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By: Charlotte Smith John Rendleman was invited to give a presentation to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club this week by local store owner and Rotarian, Ricky Leinwand. John put a different spin on giving a presentation to the group. He gave a pop quiz with WWAY t-shirts to the top 5 highest scores. John’s questions were […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker announced today that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker said the young men worked with each other and separately to commit these crimes. Arrested […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker announced today that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker said the young men worked with each other and separately to commit these crimes. Arrested […]

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25 March 2015 Sheriff James A. McVicker announced today that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker said the young men worked with each other and separately to commit […]

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Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the arrest of 48 year old Michael Kemp of 1691 Lyon Landing Road, Elizabethtown.  He is charged with three counts of felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny and felonious possession of stolen goods.   Sheriff McVicker said Kemp is charged with two counts of breaking into the Murphy […]

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27 year old James Daniel Christian has been arrested by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child, one count of first-degree sex offense with a child, and one count of sex offense in a parental role.  The arrest was made after a joint investigation with the […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery swept a non-conference baseball double-header at Bladenboro Tuesday by scores of 16-3 and 6-2. Pierce Melvin struck out 5 batters in the first 2 innings to pick up the win in the first game for the Blue Devils. Holden Clark pitched the final 2 innings and struck out one. Dan Tatum […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County is becoming healthier, although there’s remains much room for improvement, according to the County Health Rankings published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bladen County ranked 88th among North Carolina’s 100 counties in the 2015 rankings released Wednesday. That’s a rise of three places from […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against the United States in response to its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork. In 2002, Congress initially adopted a country-of-origin labeling […]

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Walgreens will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 26th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the corner of ‘healthy and happy” located at 402 S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Walgreens after construction completed. During the construction of Walgreens. Handee-Hugo Standing before Walgreens Construction.    Share on Social Media using short […]

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In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th, of each year, as National Medal of Honor Day,  a day that is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.   It was on March 25, 1863 when the first Medals of Honor were presented.  Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented Medals of Honor (Army) to […]

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Soccer

Junior Alexa Hernandez scored both East Bladen goals Tuesday night as the Lady Eagles posted a 2-1 Four County Conference women’s soccer victory at Pender. The Lady Eagles capitalized on a loose ball in Pender’s half of the field to take a 1-0 lead only 3 minutes into the game.  Sophomore Cassie Hill sent a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Tuesday was a roll-a-coaster type day….discovered someone apparently struck my vehicle on the rear corner..I am doing well..cool, calm and collected..no reason to be otherwise…who cares?  Not the individual who re-arranged the back of the auto. Anyone know a good body shop in the nearby area?   Then after a visit to my CPA, learned I […]

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This Day In History

1668—1st horse race in America takes place.   1813—1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex.   1856—A.E.Burnside patents Burnside carbine.   1863—1st Army Medal of Honor awarded.   1905—Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South.   1910—Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each […]

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East Bladen High School

Senior Cameron Guertin pitched a one-hitter Tuesday night to lead Pender to a 1-0 Four County Conference victory over visiting East Bladen. Eagle senior Matthew Massengill spoiled Guertin’s no-hit bid by raking a single through the short-third hole in the sixth inning. East Bladen advanced runners to second and third base in the inning after […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen pounded out 16 hits and rolled to a 15-3 Four County Conference softball victory at Pender Tuesday night. Freshman Kaley Smith and sophmore Emily Scott both batted 3-5 to lead the East Bladen hit parade. Smith drove in 2 runs and stole a base, and Scott had one run batted in. Senior Lexi […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery swept both games of a non-conference softball double-header at Bladenboro Tuesday by scores of 19-4 and 18-3. Johanna Parker slammed a double and a single and scored twice for the Lady Blue Devils. Teammate Adrian Howell batted 2-3 and catcher Erica McKoy belted 2 hits in 4 at-bats. Carliegh DeVane and […]

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Lennon Lacy Bio Pic

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk9xsm7b   The North Carolina branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has scheduled a community meeting Wednesday, March 25 in Bladenboro to talk about the investigation into the hanging death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy last August. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 521 Martin […]

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National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of every March.  This day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes. For more information : http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day/   http://ndep.nih.gov/partners-community-organization/diabetes-alert-day/index.aspx […]

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A Bladen County man is one of about 100 U.S. service members who were killed during the Vietnam War and no photo is available to go along side more than 58,000 others on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.   Volunteers with the fund’s Faces Never Forgotten project are attempting to find photographs of […]

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Bladen County Economic Development Director  Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing the […]

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(Elizabethtown) – The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Bladen County, Chris Tatum, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.   “Any foreign person […]

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Led by Four County Conference Player of the Year Lacey Suggs, East Bladen’s Lady Eagles placed three players on the Four County Conference All-Star Team. West Bladen’s Lady Knights had two All-Four County selections. Joining Suggs on the all-star squad are senior center Imani Turner-Dobson and junior guard Abby Ward from East Bladen and senior […]

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Bladen County Sports

East Bladen swept Wallace-Rose Hill 9-0 and 9-0 in a Four County Conference men’s tennis double-header at Wallace Monday. After the Eagles clinched the victory in the second match, the Bulldogs elected not to finish the remainder of the second games. Coach Terry Smith’s Eagles improved to 2-1 in the league. East Bladen 9, Wallace-Rose […]

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Bladen County Sports

East Bladen swept Wallace-Rose Hill 9-0 and 9-0 in a Four County Conference men’s tennis double-header at Wallace Monday. After the Eagles clinched the victory in the second match, the Bulldogs elected not to finish the remainder of the second games. Coach Terry Smith’s Eagles improved to 2-1 in the league. East Bladen 9, Wallace-Rose […]

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Bladen County Sports

East Bladen swept Wallace-Rose Hill 9-0 and 9-0 in a Four County Conference men’s tennis double-header at Wallace Monday. After the Eagles clinched the victory in the second match, the Bulldogs elected not to finish the remainder of the second games. Coach Terry Smith’s Eagles improved to 2-1 in the league. East Bladen 9, Wallace-Rose […]

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Sen. Majority Leader Harry Brown, a Jacksonville Republican, is proposing a change in sales tax distribution that could be beneficial to smaller rural counties.  Brown represents Craven and Jones counties, a mid size county and a small county.   Under the proposal, the shift would be phased in over a three year period, moving from […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This Tuesday (today) could be one nice day weather-wise… Former Commissioner Bobby Roberts was laid to rest Monday…4 ministers, good service, good attendance and great comments….   Bobby and I served together on the Board of Commissioners for several years…One of those folks that you go from seeing on a regular basis to very seldom…No […]

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This Day In History

1629—1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia. 1664—Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.   1765—Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonist to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.   1832—Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio.   1855—Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas.   1868—Metropolitan Life Insurance […]

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Come join us at this year’s Annual Kelly Spring Fest on Saturday, April 25th at the Kelly Ball Park located on Highway 53 in Kelly NC.  This year’s event will be hosted by Kelly Volunteer Fire Department.  Our day will begin with the Kelly Volunteer Fire Department Spring Fest Run.   This event will include a […]

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Headmaster’s List (All A’s) Twelfth Grade: Laken Clifton, Spencer Cooke, MaryKate Murray, Max Prestage. Eleventh Grade: Catherine Armstrong, Rachel Band, Madison Owens, Marissa Parks, McKenzie Parks, Mikaela Stroud. Tenth Grade: Don Banks, Emily Benton, Anna Burgess, Tyler Evans, Madison Guthrie, Ashlynn Hardison, Connor Holland, Will Huff, Payton Johnson, Amos Lanier, Joseph Lee, Marianne Moore, Thomas […]

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John Wayne Parks was arrested Sunday and charged with statutory sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said Monday. Parks, who is 56 years old and lives on Railroad Street in Council, was released Monday after posting bail on a $102,500 […]

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Agricultural Marketing Service Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 Samuel.jones@ams.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a […]

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