04/18/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:59 am Questions raised about NC STEP numbers, what’s next for homeowners
  • 12:49 am TWO SENTENCED FOR STRING OF LUMBERTON AREA ROBBERIES
  • 12:43 am BladenOnline will be closed Friday
  • 12:36 am East Columbus 12, East Bladen 5 Softball
  • 12:35 am This Day in History – April 18
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By: Mrs. Shanna Harrelson While studying various introductory soil science topics such as general soil composition/type, erosion, agriculture, overgrazing, and land use, Mrs. Shanna Harrelson’s West Bladen High School’s Honors Earth/Environmental Sciences classes welcomed Mr. Ryan Harrelson, Bladen County Extension Director (with NC State University and NC A & T University) to their classroom. Mr. […]

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Robert G (Bobby) Roberts, former Bladen County Commissioner, died Friday after a lengthy illness.  A funeral service and burial were heldMonday. Roberts, a lifelong resident of the Bethel community, was first elected to the Bladen County Board of Commissioners in 1972 at the age of 28. He later served as Bladen County Tax Supervisor. The 71 year old Roberts was a farmer/businessman, […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver I sat on the steps of the old store, welcoming the promise of March. The ill-tempered car was awaiting a tender hand in the yard, and a buddy was kind enough to offer me a ride. When I thanked him profusely, he said that’s just what friends do; for me, March is […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is launching a new contest for restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients on their menus. The “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest is part of an expanding array of foodservice programs offered by the department through its Got to Be NC and Savor NC […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Why should I be surprised that a very small number of Guestbook guests do not want to post their names….I do not need any info from any such individual…Why should I trust anything they say…Most folks are happy to do so…Let me guess, some of those same smart folks have used fictitious names in the […]

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This Day In History

1775—Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty of give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war. 1857—Elisha Otis’ 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC) 1865—General Sherman/Cox’ troops reach Goldsboro, NC. 1867—Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Jackson’s veto. 1880—Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin) 1903—Wright brothers […]

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FIELD 1 Friday 6pm CERRO GORDO vs CLARKTON 8pm CERRO GORDO vs BLADENBORO Saturday 12am Cerro Gordo vs Bladenboro Giants 2pm Wville SE Primary Care vs Cerro Gordo 4pm Wville SE Primary Care vs Lake Waccamaw 6pm Bladenboro Dodgers vs Lake Waccamaw Sunday 2pm WVILLE NEWS REPORTER vs CLARKTON 4pm Wville First Bank vs Clarkton […]

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FIELD 1 Friday 6pm E-TOWN ASTROS vs WVILLE NEWS REPORTER 8pm E-TOWN A’S vs WVILLE BB&T Saturday 10am E-TOWN BRAVES vs WVILLE CAR CITY 12:00P E-TOWN CUBS vs WVILLE CAR CITY 2pm E-TOWN BRAVES vs BLADENBORO 4pm E-TOWN CUBS vs HOPE MILLS YANKEES 6pm E-TOWN WHITE SOX vs HOPE MILLS YANKEES Sunday 2pm E-TOWN WHITE […]

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Most dirt track race fans watch the action and wonder what it would be like to turn laps on the track. For two Clarkton men, last year was the time to quit watching and start racing. Jimmy Mize and Billy Marsh got behind the wheel last season, sharing the driving for races at Dublin Motor […]

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How about the Wolfpack and the Tar Heels men’s basketball teams?….both winners yesterday….Wolfpack upset Villanova in Pittsburgh and UNC’s Tar Heels defeated Arkansas in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, Duke plays San Diego in Charlotte….on CBS. ACC has fared well so far…I know, there are other teams/games but big news when 2 of the 3 local teams […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The sun was shining and the rain subsisted just in time for Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital to host the first of the Bladen County Rabies Clinics on Saturday, March 21st. The clinics were held at five different locations. The first clinic was held in the Carvers Creek Township at Blanks’ Store in East […]

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The State Employees Association adopted Mercer Mill Road and sponsored the Bladen and Columbus County Community Juvenile Services Association to clean up the road. There were an estimated 18 youth from Bladen and Columbus Counties that turned out to collect litter along the road side on Saturday, March 21st. Share:

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By: Charlotte Smith The second games for the Bladen County Soccer Academy started at 8:15 am, Saturday, March 21st. The indoor soccer games are played at at Elizabethtown Middle School. The youth of Bladen County learn the skills needed to play soccer well by positive and encouraging instruction from Coach Jay Raynor and other committed […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Enjoyable cuisine and a heart-felt show is what the Elizabethtown Christian Academy (ECA) Drama Club brought to the table Saturday evening with the help of many volunteers, and Drama Director Mrs. Tammy Hatchell. “The Word Is Love” dinner and variety show was a huge success that ended with a standing ovation. Headmaster […]

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1765—Stamp Act passed: 1st direct tax on colonists. 1790—Thomas Jefferson becomes 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington. 1861—1st US nursing school chartered. 1871—William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment. 1903—Niagara Falls runs out of water because of a drought. 1933—FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal. […]

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The Bladenboro Benefit Committee sponsored another special fund-raiser for 5 local residents Saturday afternoon.  The  committee believes in helping their neighbor. Charles Ray Peterson, Berry Lewis, Teddy Britt, Jimmy Brisson and others fired up the grills before sunrise Saturday morning.  Peterson said they had cooked over 1000 pounds of pork. Joyce Walters, the chairman of the Benefits Committee, […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston Bladen SMART Start hosted a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 21, at the SMART Start Center in Elizabethtown, and presented “A Family Voyage with Dr. Seuss” to youngsters and their parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. This event also served as a “Raising A Reader” Parent Workshop. Executive Director, Lillian Bryant, and […]

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March 21st is the day set aside to observe National Single Parent Day.  This day was created to honor and recognize the hard work, devotion, and sacrifices of single parenting.   Raising children can be challenging  . We all know of a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone who is a single parent.  On National Single […]

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Spring is here…and so are some “crazy” news stories… I am, for the most part, a positive thinking individual….but some recent news is more than I can comprehend… In New Bern, a young man kills three youngsters that lived nearby and this morning a man in New Orleans attacks folks in the airport…and in both […]

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1859—Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated. 1860—US Extradition treaty with Sweden. 1866—US Congress authorizes national soldiers’ homes. 1907—US invades Honduras. 1917—Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy’s 1st female Petty Officer. 1924—Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US. 1925—The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution. […]

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Sandra Cain

Eating smart and staying healthy sounds simple. But with all the conflicting advice on what we should be eating to stay healthy, eating smart can be a challenge when considering the ample variety of sweet and savory snack foods that fill our grocery shelves and vending machines as well as the focus on “super sizing” […]

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RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina’s counties in January and decreased in two. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 14.5 percent while Buncombe County had the lowest at 4.5 percent.  All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.  Among the Metro areas, Rocky Mount […]

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CDC

Many groups across the United States, such as the CDC and the National Native Capacity Building Assistance Network  are working in coordination by putting out press releases, displaying posters, and holding community events for the annual March 20th, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  These groups hope to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Each year, on National […]

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The North Carolina Board of Agriculture met recently and approved a referendum request from the N.C. Blueberry Council. The Council had requested approval to conduct a referendum among commercial blueberry growers in 12 counties, including Bladen.  Growers will be voting to assess themselves to support research and education about blueberries.   According to various sources, the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Welcome to Springtime…. Tar Heel and Wolfpack fans can now take a deep breath….both teams struggled to advance in the NCAA play-offs….NCSU will play Villanova Saturday at 7:10 p.m. and the Tar Heels take on the Razorbacks of Arkansas at 8:40 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday)   Duke plays Robert Morris at 7:10 this p.m.  Davidson plays […]

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This Day In History

1760—Great fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings. 1816—US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.   1852—Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s cabin” published (Boston)   1868—Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000.   1886—1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass.   1897—1st known intercollegiate basketball game, […]

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By: Joy Warren The Town of White Lake Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment held a joint meeting with the Town Board of Commissioners Thursday evening in an informal round table discussion with Daisy Ivey, Town Administrator for Ocean Isle Beach.  Mrs. Ivey was invited to share some of the successes and failures that the small […]

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Baseball

West Columbus rallied with 5 runs in the fifth inning and added 5 more in the seventh to pull away from East Bladen 12-6 Wednesday night in non-conference baseball action. The Eagles grabbed a 3-1 first inning lead and tacked on single runs in the second and fourth innings to take a 5-3 lead into […]

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Baseball

East Bladen and West Columbus battled to a 12-12 tie in non-conference junior varsity baseball action at East Wednesday night. The game was stopped by a 2-hour time limit with the score tied. Xavier Wooten, Daniel Elkins and Jesus Ramos all batted a perfect 3-3 to lead the East Bladen hitters. Teammate Tanner Meares cracked […]

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Town of White Lake

Hundreds of elected officials and municipal staff visited Raleigh for meetings with legislators, the Governor and state officials. (RALEIGH, N.C.) – Brenda Clark, Administration Director from the Town of White Lake attended the North Carolina League of Municipalities Annual Town Hall Day on Wednesday, March 18. Town Hall Day draws elected officials, business and civic leaders, and […]

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Sheriff Jim McVicker recently purchased a ticket from Mac Campbell, Jr., Chairman of Bladen We Care, for the Annual Gala, one of two events to assist in fundraising for the volunteer group.  The other is a golf tournament.  Both are scheduled for April.   Tickets are on sale for $100 per couple or a reserved table that accommodates 8 people […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2015) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April 4-10. During the youth-only season, turkey hunting is only allowed for those younger than 16 […]

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RALEIGH — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles continues its collaborative effort with the North Carolina State Board of Elections to issue no-fee voter ID cards and register qualified voters at all driver license offices statewide. As directed by the General Assembly in accordance with the Voter Information […]

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Jeffery Winston Lewis age 54 born June 25, 1960 of Bladenboro died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his home. Survived by his father, Bobby Winston Lewis, of Bladenboro. His mother, Barbara Ann Fikis, of Ocean Isle Beach. His brother, Elbert Gregory Lewis. Two sons, Daniel Winston Lewis, and Lucas Lee Lewis, both of Bladenboro. One […]

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Sheriff Jim McVicker recently purchased a ticket from Mac Campbell, Jr., Chairman of Bladen We Care, for the Annual Gala, one of two events to assist in fundraising for the volunteer group.  The other is a golf tournament.  Both are scheduled for April.   Tickets are on sale for $100 per couple or a reserved table that accommodates 8 people […]

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Girl Scout/ 4-H troop starting in Bladenboro, NC. Open to girls in 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. Open house/ informational session Saturday, March 28 10am- noon at New Light Church Family Life Center, 307 Chestnut Street, Bladenboro, NC 28320. Contact Melissa Singletary at 910-874-1302 with questions.  Share:

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USDA

Avoid the End-of-Month Crunch By Bob Etheridge, State Director, USDA Farm Service Agency North Carolina The month of March is upon us and with the change of calendar comes the dawn of springtime and many decisions for North Carolina farmers.  And this year, these decisions include several important choices on federal safety net programs that […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Hopeful of a quieter, more peaceful time in Bladen… I need not remind anyone that we are living in turbulent times… A reminder of two events sponsored by Bladen We Care….a Gala at The Venue at White Lake on April 17th…food, fun, music, reverse raffle… and tickets are the same price they have been for many years….$100 a […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

A Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy and Bladenboro Police officer are on administrative leave as the investigation begins into the shooting of an Elizabethtown man Tuesday night in a wooded area off N.C. 41 near West Bladen High School. Cpl. Cley Carroll of the Sheriff’s Office and Officer Donnie Williamson of the Bladenboro Police Department fired […]

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This Day In History

1822—Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city. 1865—Battle of Bentonville – Confederate retreat from Greenville, NC.   1917—US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees.   1928—“Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)   1941—Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record “Green Eyes” & “Maria Elena”   1942—FDR orders men between 45 & […]

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Bladen County Sports

The West Bladen Knights edged East Bladen 5-4 Wednesday in Four County Conference men’s tennis action at West. West Bladen improves to 1-1, while it was the opening match for East Bladen. Singles: Victor Jacome (WB) defeated Jacob Hatchell (EB) Adam Rutland (WB) defeated Jackson Hunt (EB) Manuel Arrizo (WB) defeated Robert Meggs (EB) Logan […]

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Release date: 3/17/2015 Claims notices in the mail to victims of wrongful foreclosures Raleigh: About 2,200 North Carolinians who are owed a total of $2 million from SunTrust for wrongful foreclosures should start receiving claim forms in the mail this week, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. “Foreclosures hurt our families, neighborhoods and communities,” said […]

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A quick check on biggest days statistically for BladenOnline….Most revolve around election time, with the one exception I noted earlier..the death of Stanley Richardson and his mom March 10, 2010  (Richardson death) Hits           Pages      Visits 435,369     7,817        3,010 March 11, 2010 Hits           Pages      Visits 377,750     6,599        2,434 November 2, 2010       (Billy Ward vs Prentis Benston  Sheriff’s race) Hits          Pages       Visits […]

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The Harrells Christian Academy varsity softball broke a 2 all tie in extra innings to down Freedom school, 4-2.   Hope Cottle scored in the 1st and 8th inning.  Brenna King and Talina Giles scored one run each.    King was 2 for 4 with a double and home run for the victorious Crusaders. Share:

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Harrells Christian Academy Varsity soccer team defeated Freedom Christian School 5-0 in a Tuesday match in Fayetteville.   Margaret Clark scored in the first and second half.  Other goals were scored by Natalie Hardin, Madison Tart and Haley Bowles Share:

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Members of the Bladenboro Middle School’s Junior Beta Club were recognized at this month’s meeting of the Bladen County Board of Education for their participation in the North Carolina Junior Beta Convention in February. The club has 53 members. The club won medals in the following categories: 1st place: digitally enhanced photograph (Jordan Benson); black […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

Declan Owen of Elizabethtown was the man shot and killed by law enforcement officers Tuesday night, according to Bladen County Assistant Medical Examiner Kenneth Clark. Owen was 24 years old. Clark said the body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh for an autopsy. The shooting took place about 7 p.m. […]

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Declan Meirion Owen, age 24 of Elizabethtown, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The beloved and only child of Marian McGovern. Survivors also include, Aunt Frances Jones, and husband, Cyril, Cousin Karen Nolan and husband, Andy and their two children Niamh and Casey, all of Wales, UK. Uncle David Owen, and wife, Raechel of France. […]

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will debut a new emissions exemption pertaining to the North Carolina Inspection and Maintenance program on Wednesday, April 1. In accordance with House Bill 585, the new state implementation will allow vehicles that are […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare and the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce have announced the 2015 Summer Sounds Concert schedule.   July 9th will feature Band of Oz   July 23rd features North Tower   August 13th—The Fantastic Shakers   August 27th—Blackwater Rhythm & Blues   Additional sponsors are welcome, but the deadline is March 31st.   […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Tuesday is a perfect reason BladenOnline was birthed..We had a busy news day and we dealt with the newsmakers…no taking someone else’s word for it…. ‘Man with gun is shot, killed by Bladen Officers’…One of our part-timers was at the ballgames being played at West Bladen…heard the shots being fired and drove through the barricades […]

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This Day In History

1673—Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers.   1810—“Converse”, 1st US opera, premieres in NY.   1818—Congress approves 1st pensions for government service.   1850—Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo.   1865—Congress of Confederate States of America adjourns for last time.   1881—Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth […]

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Softball

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles exploded for ten runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 5-1 Midway lead and post an 11-6 Four County Conference softball victory Tuesday night. Senior Lexi Dawson started the winning rally with a one-out single, and senior Abbey Norris reached base on an infield hit. Senior Anna […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles pulled to within 8-7 with a 4-run fifth inning, but Midway held on for a 9-7 Four County Conference victory at EastTuesday night. Midway star Matthew Barefoot knocked in a run with a double to stretch the Raider lead to 8-3 in the top of the fifth, but the Eagles battled back […]

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  Tuesday the temperature rose to a balmy 83 degrees in Bladen County tying a record set in 2012. It was a great day to be at White Lake, NC. Share:

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West Bladen High School Logo

A third inning power barrage of 3 triples and a double sealed an 11-1 Four County Conference baseball victory for West Bladen over visiting Union Tuesday night. Seth Britt drilled a triple to start the third-inning barrage. Junior Jeremy Hunt knocked him in with another triple, and senior Trevor Lesane hammered another triple to make […]

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Softball

Senior right hander Nicole Wyatt fired a 2-hitter and struck out 8 to lead West Bladen to a 12-2 Four County Conference softball victory over visiting Union Tuesday night. Wyatt only issued one walk as she raised her record to 4-1 on the season. Walks played a huge role for West Bladen as the Lady […]

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Baseball

Midway defeated East Bladen 10-5 Tuesday in Four County Conference junior varsity baseball action at East. Tanner Clark, Scott Howell, Michael Walter, Daniel Elkins, Xavier Wooten and B. J. Robinson connected for one hit each for the Eagles. Devon Stocks started on the mound for East Bladen and pitched into the fourth inning. Jesus Ramos […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

A man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Tuesday night after he pointed a gun at officers in a wooded area off N.C. 41 near Dublin, according to Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker. McVicker said the shooting took place about 7 p.m. No officers were injured. The man was pronounced dead at the […]

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 There are reports of people scoping out homes to be burglarized by representing themselves as Kirby Vacuum Salesmen. They are coming in our community from the Wilmington area, they are not selling vacuums, but scoping out homes to be burglarized later. *A huge thank you to our Facebook Fan, Malik Wright, for […]

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Scuba Instructor, Chuck Campbell, with Aquapig Scuba, is teaching diving lessons to the Fayetteville Police Department, Hope Mills Police Department, K-9 units, the 82nd Airborne Division and others at Clear Water, White Lake this week. “It is so interesting watching them train the dogs.” One community member said. Campbell is available to offer the lessons […]

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1. Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection: […]

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Elizabethtown Middle School Jr. Beta Club Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – At the March Board of Education meeting, board members recognized the Elizabethtown Middle Schools’ Jr. Beta Club. Elizabethtown Middles’ Jr. Beta Club had 19 delegates to participate in the North Carolina Jr. Beta Convention in February. The group medaled in the following competition: ·       […]

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West Bladen High School Senior Beta Club Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – During the March Board of Education meeting, board members recognized the two menbers of the West Bladen High Schools’ Senior Beta Club. These students participated in the North Carolina State Beta Club convention and brought home two medals in the following competition: ·       […]

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Bladen County Sports

Scuba Instructor, Chuck Campbell, with Aquapig Scuba, is teaching diving lessons to the Fayetteville Police Department, Hope Mills Police Department, K-9 units, the 82nd Airborne Division and others at Clear Water, White Lake this week. “It is so interesting watching them train the dogs.” One community member said. Campbell is available to offer the lessons […]

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By: Hailey Smith The Division On Aging had their first Annual Irish Pub party Monday, March 16th, 2015. Senior Center Director, Amy Ruffin, put together the perfect Irish party for the senior citizens of Bladen County. Party-goers walked in, took a seat as they looked around at the lavishly decorated center. The well known hang-out […]

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The news was stunning. An undercover operation by the Elizabethtown Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office resulted in eight people being arrested March 1 and four others being sought on drug charges. It was the largest one-day roundup in recent years, authorities say, and set off reaction on social media, both complimenting and criticizing […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, remaining unchanged from December’s revised rate of 5.4 percent.  The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in January. North Carolina’s January 2014 unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman Andrew T. Heath has released an update on the Industrial Commission’s initiative to thoroughly investigate and penalize state businesses that operate without required workers’ compensation coverage.  This initiative was launched in early 2014.“The mandate to carry workers’ compensation insurance is important to employees and employers alike,” said […]

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Bladen County Sports

Southeastern Community College’s Lady Rams dropped both games of a Region X double-header by scores of 5-4 and 9-3 at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA Friday. Sophomore Abbey Walters hammered a 2-run double in the Lady Rams’ 4-run fifth inning that tied the first game 4-4. Sophomores Kaitlyn Sykes and Robin Coleman also slammed […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Bladen County Commissioners have a “full plate”….preparing for hearing appeals from the recent revaluation as a Board of Equalization and Review, ongoing meetings related to the building of a new jail, work on a budget for fiscal 2015-16….plus the routine business that is “never ending.” Yesterday was a wonderful break from the cold, wet, windy weather of […]

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This Day In History

1753—First official St. Patrick’s Day. 1762—First St. Patrick’s Day parade in NYC. 1836—Texas abolishes slavery. 1854—1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass. 1868—Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued. 1871—National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized. 1884—John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, Calif. 1898—1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 […]

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Bladen County Sports

A trio of first-inning errors produced the only 2 runs of the game for East Columbus as the Lady Gators rode a one-hit pitching performance by Valerie Carter to a 2-0 non-conference softball victory over visiting West Bladen. “Errors were the difference in the game,” said West Bladen Coach Pam Stephens. “We knew they would […]

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By: Robert G. Hester   Bladen County Commissioners opened their meeting Monday night by unveiling the newly installed Bladen County Seal that includes “In God We Trust”   Commissioners and the public gathered around as Rev. Larry Hayes lead the group in prayer.  Numerous Bladen County ministers attended the meeting.   Included in the Consent […]

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Andy Coleman, who oversees Bladenboro’s maintenance department, recently noticed the State of North Carolina was selling a pair of surplus 2003 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, each with less than 100,000 miles and priced at $2,400 apiece. He believed the trucks wouldn’t be on the market for long. The town’s commissioners and mayor agreed, which was […]

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning in April and until the last of November, there is no charge for soil testing, and sample results are usually ready within about […]

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Here’s a look at the numbers for Bladen Online for the week of March 8-14. We thank are advertisers and readers for your continued support in our ongoing efforts to provide Bladen County news, sports and information for folks here at home and around the world. Contact us at (910) 879-1029 or bladenonline.com@gmail.com Page views: […]

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Cody’s Back!!! Last week, Cody Clark returned to school at Bladen Lakes Primary for the first time in 15 months. He did Math and Reading lessons, went to recess, ate lunch in the cafeteria and everything else his classmates did. BLP (Bladen Lakes Primary) wants to say WELCOME BACK, CODY!!! We missed you! Share:

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By: NPMA Staff and McDuffie Pest Control The National Pest Management Association and McDuffie Pest Control advises home buyers and homeowners to be on the lookout for infestations   The arrival of spring is expected to set the stage for an improved housing market. However, spring weather doesn’t just spur home sales, but also brings […]

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A weeklong search for a missing Bladen County man ended Sunday when his body was found in a wooded area near his home. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said there wasn’t any indication of foul play. Edward Huntington Lewis, who was 27, was found Sunday near the Cape Fear River in an area that had […]

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Bladen County Sports

Abbey Walters pitched Southeastern Community College to a double-header softball sweep over Wake Technical Community College Wednesday by scores of 8-0 and 12-2. Walters and two other West Bladen grads, sophomore left-fielder Robin Coleman and sophomore catcher Kaitlyn Sykes, are all starting for Coach Karlyn Stephens’ Lady Rams. In the first game, Walters fired a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 this p.m…..regular bi-monthly meeting and the Bladenboro Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. for a Special Session.   Driver’s Ed classes begin today at West Bladen High School.  Must be 14 1/2 years old to sign up…East Bladen will offer classes beginning on April 13….   We had […]

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Body of Missing East Arcadia Man, Edward Huntington Lewis, Found WECT is reporting, Bladen County Sheriff McVicker’s office announced the body of Edward Huntington Lewis was found Sunday evening in a creek near his home.   According to the report, foul play is not suspected at this time, however the investigation continues.   Lewis went […]

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This Day In History

1621—Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth, Mass. 1641—General court declares Rhode Island a democracy & adopts new constitution.   1802—Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)   1802—US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)   1830—New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)   1834—Texas  approves a constitution. […]

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The Bladen County 12-and-Under Girls All-Stars finished third in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) Tournament in Southern Pines. Onslow County defeated Bladen County Sunday to advance to the championship  game against the host Sandhills team. Dean Clark coached the Bladen County All-Stars. Share:

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The rain did not dampen the turn out for the Spaghetti Plate Fundraiser with raffles and a silent auction for Kevin Nash. The fundraiser was a huge success with over 200 folks coming out to show their support. The fundraiser was held at the White Lake Fire Department on Saturday, March 14th, to help Nash […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We lost a dear neighbor to Alzheimer’s over the past few days….JoAnn Howell lived across the road for about 50 years….but the last few years it has been difficult for her, her children and Roy….and her caregivers….Her family from Johnston, Wilson and Bladen counties honored her life Saturday by attending her memorial services.. RIP…   Continue to […]

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Abbey Norris

East Bladen senior Abbey Norris has been named as a finalist for the U. S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. Norris is one of 20 high-school athlete finalists for the award which highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country. Norris is a three-sport athlete. She was named the Four County Conference […]

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Bladen County Sports

Bladen County Recreation’s 12-and-Under Girls Basketball All-Stars won three games Saturday to reach the semi-finals of the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) State Tournament in Pinehurst. Bladen Co. opened play Saturday morning with a 20-10 victory over Duplin County. In Saturday’s second game, Bladen County rolled to a 31-16 victory over Sampson County. The Bladen County […]

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Bladen We Care is celebrating 25 years of caring and proudly presents their annual fundraiser, “Let’s Toast Bladen County for Caring.” Smithfield and Murphy-Brown are sponsoring the celebration on Friday, April 17th, at The Venue in White Lake. “‘Let’s Toast Bladen County for Caring’ is this year’s slogan for the gala. The evening will be filled with […]

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This Day In History

1493—Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage. 1783—In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy.  The plea is successful and the threatened coup d’stat never takes place.   1820—Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union.   1867—Michigan becomes 1st […]

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HCA’s Terrific Kids for the third nine weeks were recognized for their outstanding character during chapel on Thursday, March 12, 2015. These students were chosen by their teachers because they are caring, responsible, and respectful. They are pictured above as follows: L-R Front row: Chloe Bowles (Mrs. J. Phillips – 2nd grade), Riley Dixon (Mrs. R. Phillips […]

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HCA’s Terrific Kids for the third nine weeks were recognized for their outstanding character during chapel on Thursday, March 12, 2015. These students were chosen by their teachers because they are caring, responsible, and respectful. They are pictured above as follows: L-R Front row: Chloe Bowles (Mrs. J. Phillips – 2nd grade), Riley Dixon (Mrs. R. Phillips […]

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HCA’s Terrific Kids for the third nine weeks were recognized for their outstanding character during chapel on Thursday, March 12, 2015. These students were chosen by their teachers because they are caring, responsible, and respectful. They are pictured above as follows: L-R Front row: Chloe Bowles (Mrs. J. Phillips – 2nd grade), Riley Dixon (Mrs. R. Phillips […]

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“Spring into Good Health” By: Cheryl Thurston The Round Branch Baptist Church in Bladenboro held their annual Health Fair on Saturday, March 14. The theme was Spring into Good Health, emphasizing the importance of good daily health habits as the new spring season begins. The pastor, Rev. Victor Singletary, Liaison Elizabeth Christian, and the Round […]

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] Bladen County Soccer Association’s first event started today, Saturday, March 14th, at 8:00am. The mission of Jay Raynor, and the association is, “Working to promote a positive and encouraging athletic environment for the youth of Bladen County using soccer.” The Indoor Academy games are played at Elizabethtown Middle School. Game times are 8:15am – 8:50am […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Potty Patrol started their fundraiser for Bladen County Relay for Life last year. “In one week prior to the relay last year, we raised right at $10,000 in just six days.” Ashely Norris, one of the group organizers reported. This is their second year, and they are starting earlier this year […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Lots of activities today….Check our Upcoming Events section….. Monday activities include a Bladen County Commissioners meeting (regular session) Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners room at the courthouse…   Remember waiting for your 16th birthday so you could get driving privileges….Another group is on the way…Driver’s Education classes begin Monday at West Bladen High […]

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Bladen County Sports

West Bladen’s Lady Knights pounded out 16 hits and pulled away in the middle innings for an 11-6 softball victory over visiting Midway Friday night in the Four County Conference opener for both teams. The visiting Lady Raiders shocked West Bladen early with a bunt-and-run game. A bobbled bunt, a fielder’s choice, a dropped throw […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday in regular session. The first item of business is expected to be the recognition of the newly installed Bladen County Seal that includes “In God We Trust.”   The proposed Consent Agenda includes a list of items, mostly vehicles, that are being declared surplus county property and will be offered […]

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