05/25/2019
  • 11:23 pm Middle school carjacking suspect arrested in Fayetteville
  • 6:01 pm Results are the same in recount, Priest remains commissioner
  • 5:54 pm Construction and improvements to Lock and Dam No. 2
  • 5:49 pm The land of wolves
  • 5:08 pm Governor Cooper Statement on Stalled Federal Disaster Relief Funding
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A 7-run, fourth-inning explosion broke open a 3-2 game and carried Midway’s Raiders to a 14-2 Four County Conference baseball victory at West Bladen Friday night in the league opener for both teams. Midway, the defending state Class 2-A champions, slugged their way to the early lead as senior pitcher Matt Barefoot led off the […]

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Baseball

Midway pulled away with 4 runs in the top of the sixth inning to claim an 8-3 Four County Conference junior varsity victory at West Bladen Friday. It was the conference opener for both schools. The visiting Raiders scored 3 runs in the top of the first, but West Bladen bunched hits by Scott Bowen, […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living By: Sandra R. Cain    Do you know how to choose the most nutritious food available and still keep within your food budget?  Do you ever go to the market for bread and milk and come out spending more than $50?  Maybe it’s time to take stock of your shopping habits and […]

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This Day In History

1794—Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states. 1812—Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812.   1821—African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)   1862—Battle of New Bern, NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern.   1900—US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency […]

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RALEIGH – Jordan Trivette, a student at Harrells Christian Academy, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.  She is the daughter of Tracey Trivette of White Lake and Cheryl Trevette of Hinesville, Georgia and was sponsored by Representative William D. Brisson (Democrat-Bladen).  Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appoints […]

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Bladen County Sports

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The familiar Bladen County faces of Robert Sampson and Michael McDaniel are car credit experts at Quality Ford in Whiteville. “We really enjoy serving our friends and neighbors from Bladen County.” Michael McDaniels, Business Manager of Quality Ford said. “We are Elizabethtown’s  designated local ford dealership. If we don’t have the vehicle you are looking for, we can […]

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NC DOT

NCDOT has awarded contracts for three major construction projects in Bladen County that totals nearly $40 million. A $14.8 million contract to construct three bridges over the Cape Fear River on NC 11 was awarded to HRI Bridge Co. of Blacksburg, SC in late 2012.  Construction continues with a completion date over a year away, […]

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by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension I’ve been a professional economist for almost 40 years. Certainly it doesn’t take someone in my profession to know people disagree about the economy. Indeed, a recent poll showed people split almost 50-50 between satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the economy and whether the economy is improving or […]

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Rep. David Rouzer was in Bladen County Thursday, at least his third trip since being sworn in as the Seventh District US Congressman.  He was elected to succeed veteran Congressman Mike McIntyre who did not seek re-election after serving nine terms.   Rouzer arrived in Bladen County around noontime after a morning visit to Columbus […]

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East Bladen High School

The East Bladen defense recorded their third consecutive shut-out Thursday night as the Lady Eagles opened Four County Conference play with a 4-0 women’s soccer victory at Union. “We haven’t given up a goal in 240 minutes of play and only allowed 3 shots in those 3 games,” stated East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor. “Our […]

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Baseball

Junior Alex Coates fired a 4-hit shut-out and struck out 8 batters to lead East Bladen to a 6-0 baseball victory at Union Thursday night in the Four County Conference opener for both teams. Senior Colby Hester drew a one-out walk in the Eagle first inning, stole second and third bases and scored when senior […]

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East Bladen High School

Junior shortstop Abby Ward batted 3-4 with a double and knocked in 5 runs to lead East Bladen to a 25-1 softball victory at Union Thursday night in the Four County Conference opener for both teams. Junior Lacey Suggs belted 2 singles and a double and drove in 2 runs for East Bladen. Senior first […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today is Friday the 13th… A reminder of a couple of activities tomorrow…maybe more….Annual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Round Branch Baptist Church near Bladenboro and a Spaghetti plate fundraiser and silent auction for Kevin Nash at White Lake Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Plates lunches are $6. […]

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This Day In History

1639—Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard. 1677—Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000.   1852—Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly.   1868—Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.   1884—US adopts Standard Time.   1887—Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs.   1897—San Diego Stat University is […]

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Bladen County Sports

A 16-run, third-inning explosion carried East Bladen to a 19-3 Four County Conference junior varsity baseball victory at Union Thursday. Freshman Xavier Wooten hammered a 2-run triple and batted a perfect 3-3 to lead the Eagle hitters. Teammate Daniel Elkins slammed a run-scoring double and finished 2-3 at the plate. Michael Walter also batted 2-3 […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 www.kinlawstudios.com (iOS 8,3 is coming soon & iOS 9 in September) The notice to update to 8.2 was out on Tuesday after the iWatch event on Monday.  You never have to update right away so take your time and always read the release notes that are located in the software update […]

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Hunter Walters, of Bladenboro, participated recently in a week long 2015 NC State Tobacco Short Course in Raleigh. Walters has been growing tobacco with his family for nine years. During the Tobacco Short Course, 38 participants were schooled in two days of classroom studies on everything from greenhouse production of seedling plants to curing leaf […]

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NC DOT

Bladenboro Mayor Rufus Duckworth told town commissioners Monday night that the N.C. Department of Transportation has approved funding to repair Main Street from one end of town to the other. Depending on the bidding process, work could begin in May or June, Duckworth said. Town Administrator Melanie Hester reported the the perk test of the […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Bladen Community College Human Resources Director, Tiina Mundy, also known as the “Swimming Finn” has finished her 100 mile, virtual swim down the South Carolina Coast, but her challenge is not over yet. “I think this is a great opportunity to pay it forward.” Tiina Mundy said. When Mundy turned 50 she […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas Walker announced that yesterday in federal court, DAVID THOMAS STEPHENSON, III, 68, of Lumberton, NC, waived indictment and pled guilty to a Criminal Information charging him with structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements and aiding and abetting the same. Structuring is the breaking up of a single cash transaction […]

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Pastor

Elizabethtown – March 8th the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin, Pastor of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church was presented the Pastor of the Month Award for February by The Light 103.9 FM, “the Triangle’s Radio Station”.  Mr. Jerry Smith, station official traveled to Baldwin Branch to make the presentation.  The award exemplifies Dr. Boykin’s capacity to […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen senior Matthew Massengill struck out Marquise Humphrey for the final out with the tying run at third base to seal a 5-4 non-conference baseball victory for the Eagles at St. Pauls Wednesday. Massengill struck out five in 5 innings of relief to pick up the pitching victory for the Eagles. The senior right-hander […]

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East Bladen High School

Senior catcher Lexi Dawson batted 5-5 and drove in 8 runs to lead East Bladen’s Lady Eagles to a 21-2 non-conference softball victory at St. Pauls Wednesday. Dawson drove in 5 runs in the first inning with a double and a triple as the Lady Eagles sent 15 batters to the plate and brought home […]

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Baseball

Xavier Wooten pitched 3 scoreless innings to close out a 16-10 non-conference jayvee baseball victory for East Bladen over visiting St. Pauls Wednesday. Wooten took the mound with the Eagles clinging to a 12-10 lead in the fifth inning and struck out 5 batters to keep the Bulldogs at bay the rest of the way. […]

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On Wednesday, March 11, Harrells Christian Academy inducted new members into the National Junior and Senior Beta Clubs during a special induction ceremony. The newly inducted members are pictured above as follows:(L-R) Front row: Noah Tart, Brinkley Spearman, Rhylee Pope, Hill Lanier, Sophie Dixon, Michaelah Hall, Matthew Evans, Lekea Boney, Ann Holland Bell; Second row: […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I hope you have read Jefferson Weaver’s latest article on BladenOnline…It is about the life of Elliott Henry…I highly recommend…A very good article about one of Bladen’s finest, written by one who knew him best…He lived a full life…in his own quiet way…   BladenOnline is moving merrily along…Our initial purpose was to provide a […]

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This Day In History

1609—Bermuda becomes an English colony. 1664—New Jersey becomes a British colony.   1755—1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine.   1850—1st US $20 gold piece issued.   1868—US Congress abolishes manufacturer’s tax.   1884—Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women.   1894—Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first […]

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Battalion East Bladen JROTC

“It felt great to keep the residents company. They were happy to have someone to converse with and it was so nice to see them smile,” said second year Cadet Jasmin Ransom. Cadet Ransom was one of forty JROTC Cadets who participated in a life changing event.  The Cadets from East Bladen High School JROTC […]

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Detective Richard Allen

By: Charlotte Smith Detective Richard Allen of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department was the featured guest speaker today at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. Detective Allen has been with the Sheriff’s Department for eight years and has worked as an Investigator for the last five years. He has worked specifically in the areas of Drugs and […]

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One hundred and twelve employees and 25 retirees were honored Tuesday, March 10 at Southeastern Health’s (SE Health) annual service awards banquet. SE Health’s administrators and Employee Services Director Susan Hayes presented service pins during the after-dinner ceremony held in Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s dining room. Those in attendance made dinner selections from a variety […]

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Bladen We Care will hold its 26th annual fundraisers over the next 30 days.  The annual Gala will be held at The Venue at White Lake on Friday, April 17 and this year’s golf tournament will be played at Vineyard Golf at White Lake, one of North Carolina’s finest, on Thursday, April 23rd.. Tickets are now on sale […]

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Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup honey 2 cups powdered milk 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 cup chocolate, melted 1 1/2 cups sweetened corn cereal, crushed Preparation Mix peanut butter, honey and milk together to form very thick mixture. Roll out into small balls about the size of a walnut. Roll in confectioner’s sugar. […]

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West Bladen High School student Zackary Bridgers is recognized for super academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars. ALANTA, GA– March 3, 2015 The National High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced West Bladen High School student Zackary William Bridgers from Elizabethtown, NC, has be selected to become a member of the esteemed […]

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The Board of Education met Monday night for their monthly session.  Dr. Robert Taylor, Superintendent, led a moment of silence for and spoke in honor of Robert Raftery, an East Bladen teacher, that recently passed away. After the moment of silence, several Beta Clubs were recognized for participating in and bringing home awards at the […]

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Southeastern Medial Center

Pharmacy Supervisor Jeff Edge was named the 2014 winner of the John D. Drake Distinguished Service Award, Southeastern Health’s highest employee honor.  Edge received the award at the annual service awards banquet held Tuesday, March 10 in Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s cafeteria. “Jeff has been recognized multiple times for his customer service skills and has […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver Elliot Henry’s eyes were deep-set and often merry, but piercing. “Hey Bo,” he’d say. “You in a hurry? I want to show you something.” Mr. Elliot was a little man, but he was a man among men. On his 85th birthday, he rode a zipline out across the canal and dropped into […]

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The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors poster, essay, public speaking, and computer generated slide show contests at District, Area and State levels.  These contests provide students in third through eighth grades opportunities to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation.  Bladen Soil and Water Conservation […]

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Baseball

Junior Chandler Lennon pitched 6 strong innings, and senior Trevor Lesane slugged a 2-run homer to lead West Bladen to a 9-1 non-conference baseball victory at West Columbus Tuesday night. Lennon struck out 6, walked 3 and allowed one run on 7 hits. Senior Mason Hester came on in relief to pitch a scoreless seventh […]

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Sophomore Justyna Gargala recorded a hat trick Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to an 8-0 non-conference women’s soccer victory at St. Pauls. Sophomore Trinity Carrol opened the Lady Eagle scoring in the fourth minute. “Trinity received a nice pass into the box from Maddie West and buried the pass into the back of the […]

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West Columbus scored a trio of second-half goals to post a 3-0 non-conference women’s soccer victory at West Bladen Tuesday night. The two teams had battled to a scoreless tie at halftime which made the third consecutive scoreless half that the two teams had played against each other. West Bladen and West Columbus played to […]

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West Bladen exploded for 9 runs in the top of the seventh inning, then held off West Columbus to claim a 9-7 non-conference junior varsity baseball victory in Cerro Gordo Tuesday. The Knights trailed 5-0 entering the top of the seventh, but a string of wildness by the Viking pitchers got the inning started. Cody […]

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Four County Electric Membership Corporation held one of several community meetings at Wesley’s Chapel UMC multi-purpose building Tuesday evening.  Over 70 coop members registered, enjoyed a burger, chips and a soft drink and heard company representatives give an update on their energy supplier. Before the formal meeting began, Seventh District Congressman David Rouzer made a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Can’t help but wonder how much water can be taken from the Cape Fear River without some impact on our area…..Seems some of the metro areas need another source of water…understandable…but the town/city of Cary is proposing taking millions of gallons from the river, treating, using and then dumping the water into the Neuse River….seems […]

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This Day In History

1665—NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights. 1779—US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) 1789—Benjamin Banneker with L’Enfant begin to lay out Washington, DC. 1823—1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt. 1850—Woman’s Medical College of Penn (1st female medical) 1965—General William T. Sherman’s Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC. 1888—Great blizzard of […]

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Bladen County Sports

Senior Nicole Wyatt fired a 3-hitter and struck out 11 batters as West Bladen’s Lady Knights rolled to a 10-0 non-conference victory at Purnell Swett Tuesday night. Wyatt walked none and faced only 20 batters in 6 innings as her teammates played errorless ball behind her. The Lady Knights snapped a scoreless duel between Wyatt […]

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Board Meeting

by Joy Warren Town Staff reported on the sewer line from Wrexham St. north to the end of Lake Shore Dr in Waterford Subdivision that was cleaned and videoed in January 2013.  The video review of this section of 8” clay pipe showed a longitudinal cracked and missing pipe, off-set joints, roots, soil and water […]

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PARENT NIGHT FOR ALL BLADEN COUNTY 8TH GRADE PARENTS MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015 5:00 TO 7:00 PM ELIZABETHTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM Break-out sessions will be available on the following topics: (Parents & students may select 3 to attend) · Career and College Promise · NC New Schools Initiative · Athletics and High School Eligibility · […]

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Basketball

The number five seed Wingate University women’s basketball team (21-9) overall will face number four seed Lander University (23-6 overall) in the first round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament in Gaffney, S.C. Friday (March 13) at a time to be announced, according to the Wingate website. The three-day event will be hosted […]

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It was a beautiful day to network at the monthly Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce lunch. Dawn Maynard, Chamber Director and Miss Bladenboro, Lindsey Herring were the speakers today. The Chamber’s members have missed Maynard, who had been out due to ankle surgery. Today, she lead the Chamber with her bright smile and assured everyone she was […]

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Bladen County

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that the positive results of a study measuring the statewide impact of the unprecedented back-to-back 2014 U.S. Open and U. S. Women’s Open Championships conducted by the United States Golf Association at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina during the month of June, 2014.  The report highlights include […]

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Charles William Eliot, an American academic who was selected as Harvard’s president in 1869, helped to transform the provisional college into the preeminent research university it is today.  An avid reader and educator, one of Charles William Eliot’s most popular quotes was “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County Commissioners met Monday in Special Session and dealt with several issues. Amy Pharr, Director of Human Resources, presented a series of amendments to the Bladen County Personnel Policy.  Many dealt with “cleaning up” verbiage by eliminating duplication in different areas of the document.  Others dealt with policy related to Adverse Weather Conditions, Travel […]

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Monday, March 2nd, marked the official first day of Daine Smith’s new business Cape Fear Heating& Cooling, LLC, in Clarkton. Smith had been with Campbell Oil Company Heating and Air Conditioning for many years. On March 1st, 2015 Campbell Oil Company closed their heating and cooling division. The owners of Campbell Oil Company approached Smith in January […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles opened their 2015 softball season with a 2-1 victory at Red Springs, but some defensive lapses helped the Lady Red Devils claim a 7-4 victory in the nightcap of their non-conference double-header Monday. In the opener, the Lady Eagles scored a run in the second inning. Junior pitcher Miller Heustess reached […]

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Baseball

Freshman Sincere Smith and Junior Alex Coates combined on a 3-hit shutout as East Bladen edged visiting Red Springs 1-0 Monday in the first game of a non-conference baseball double-header. Red Springs battled back to win the nightcap 5-1. Smith worked the first 4 innings on the mound for the Eagles, and Coates picked up […]

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Senior Nicole Wyatt struck out nine and pitched a no-hitter Monday night as West Bladen’s Lady Knights opened their season with a 21-1 non-conference victory at St. Pauls. Wyatt allowed an unearned run in the second inning and walked none. The Lady Knights exploded for 5 runs in the first inning and added 6 more […]

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Sophomore Trent West struck out 8 and only allowed 2 hits to lead West Bladen to a 14-0 non-conference, season-opening baseball victory at St. Pauls Monday night. West pitched the first 5 innings and gave up no runs, 2 hits, a walk and a hit batter Junior Jeremy Hunt gave up a single in his […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM. Nothing helps me put things in perspective more than a trip to one of our larger cities in NC.  I-40 from Benson to Raleigh was a zoo Monday…and I was just […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM. Nothing helps me put things in perspective more than a trip to one of our larger cities in NC.  I-40 from Benson to Raleigh was a zoo Monday…and I was just […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM. Nothing helps me put things in perspective more than a trip to one of our larger cities in NC.  I-40 from Benson to Raleigh was a zoo Monday…and I was just […]

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This Day In History

1791—John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver.   1862—US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1,000).   1874—Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student.   1876—1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)   1888—Heavyweight Boxing champ John L. Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds.   1893—New […]

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Soccer

Hannah DeVane’s assist set up Alexa Hernandez who fired in the game-winning goal that gave East Bladen’s Lady Eagles a 1-0 non-conference season-opening victory over visiting East Columbus. The game-winner came in the 65th minute. “Hannah crossed the ball across the goal mouth and found Alexa on the backlist for the easy tap in,” said […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Meagen Brady pitched 3-hit relief, struck out 9 and walked none to lead West Bladen to a 12-5 non-conference jayvee softball victory at St. Pauls Monday. Freshman Anna Moser walloped 2 triples to lead the Lady Knight hitters. Sophmore Jerena Purdie also turned in a perfect 2-2 day at the plate for the winners. Veda […]

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Baseball

West Bladen battled back from an early 3-1 deficit to claim a 5-3 non-conference jayvee baseball victory at St. Pauls Monday. Righthander Trey Storms shutout the Bulldogs over the final 3 innings to pick up the pitching win for the Knights. Freshman Scott Bowen slammed a first-inning double and scored the first Knight run. The […]

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Drinking Water

The Town of Bladenboro found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings. Lead can cause serious problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Please read this information closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water. Health Effects of Lead: Lead can cause serious health problems […]

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Potholes

RALEIGH — With the cold, wet winter experienced in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties, it will be a spring full of potholes popping up. N.C. Department of Transportation’s top priority is safety. That’s why NCDOT has its patching crews out in full force attacking potholes. Because potholes can quickly form without warning, NCDOT urges […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Time is running out to send in your survey to gauge public opinion about the upcoming budget for Bladen County. Some surveys have been turned in, but more are needed. The Bladen County Commissioners have taken the time to reach out to the citizens, and hope to receive feedback. “This is an outreach to involve […]

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Principal Solar and Duke Energy Progress announced Monday an agreement for a second large solar farm in the region. About half of the facility will be built in Bladen County. Principal Solar will build a 72.9 megawatt solar facility on an approximate 267-acre tract straddling the Bladen County-Cumberland County line near Rufus Johnson Road. About […]

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National Napping Day is celebrated annually the day following the return of daylight savings time. National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep that  they lost due to the, spring forward,  time change. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and […]

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Daylight Savings times is a day when people of various countries and states across the world set their clocks one hour ahead of the standard time.  The practice was first introduced in Europe during the First World War. The idea was to take advantage of the longest summer days by gaining an extra hour of […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

After a drive around the county Sunday, other than ‘boo-koos’ of tree limbs safely off the roadways right-of-way…all appears to be in good condition following freezing rain, snow and much wind in February… March promises to be better… We have some folks who will not work…as my mom would say, “they wouldn’t work as tasters […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen grad Clint Allen scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as his Coker College Cobras walked off with a 3-2 South Atlantic Conference victory Sunday over the Anderson University Trojans. With the score tied 2-2, catcher Dustin Russell and Anthony Scaccia reached base on errors to begin the bottom of […]

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This Day In History

1562—Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)   1776—Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.   1822—Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth.   1858—Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox.   1889—Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US.   1907—1st involuntary […]

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Jeromy Martin knows it takes courage to be a police officer and admits sometimes it can be scary going into unknown situations, but the 28-year-old West Bladen High School graduate has found the career and the department for him. Martin is a master patrolman with the Elizabethtown Police Department. He joined the force two years […]

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Bladen County Missing Person East Arcadia –  Edward Huntington Lewis was last seen at his home on NC87 in the East Arcadia community around 1230am on 3/7/15.  Age- 27 Height – 6’0” Weight – 165 Hair – Brown Eyes – Brown Tattoos “HUNTER” on lower left arm State of NC outlined with” Jumpman “in middle […]

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By: Robert G. Hester   Two aging bridges on Tar Heel Ferry Road over the Cape Fear River near Tar Heel are being replaced and construction has been underway for nearly 2 years.  Construction is expected to be completed near the end of 2015..   An $11.8 million contract was awarded to Carolina Bridge, Co, […]

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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

 By: Robert G. Hester BladenOnline attempts to keep our readers up to date with how well we are doing, statistically.  And, the report is positive…   Our new source is Google Analytics, a totally different approach from what we have used for the previous 7 years…We are learning as we share, and here is what we […]

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Beginning in the mid-1950s and stretching for nearly 40 years, for Scouts in Bladen County, the Dublin Scout Hut was the place to be. Today, the log cabin at the end of Fifth Street has returned to its past glory after falling into disrepair and facing the possibility of being demolished. Dublin Troop 622 hosted […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Excitement was in the air as Miss Bladenboro, Lindsey Herring, made her debut as a Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant festival prelim at the Miss Greater Southeastern Scholarship Pageant last night in Lumberton. Herring and the Executive Directors of Miss Bladenboro, John and Karen Ruffin met with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant Executive […]

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Sherry Norris Coaches Chapel Hill to Eastern Girls 3-A Title Coach Sherry Norris’ Chapel Hill’s Lady Tigers claimed the NCHSAA Class 3-A Girls Eastern Regional Championship Saturday with a 61-41 victory over Rockingham County. Norris, a 1971 graduate of Bladenboro High School, coached the Lady Tigers to their second state basketball title last season. Norris […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert G. Hester 1817—The New York Stock Exchange is founded. 1861—St. Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies. 1894—The state of New York enacts the nation’s first dog-licensing law. 1900—National League (baseball) decides to go with 8 teams.  They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (In 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee) 1913—Internal Revenue Service […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

If you failed to set your clock to new time…you may be late for church…SPRING FORWARD…. The Duke-Carolina game was more fun for Duke fans than Carolina…If you missed the score….84-77 Duke…. Now on to the ACC tournament….. Been keeping up with the gold heist on I-95….near Wilson….More to come, I am sure…Never know what […]

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 Missing Person Edward Huntington Lewis was last seen at his home on NC87 in the East Arcadia community around 1230am on 3/7/15. Age- 27 Height – 6’0” Weight – 165 Hair – Brown Eyes – Brown Tattoos “HUNTER” on lower left arm State of NC outlined with” Jumpman “in middle on upper left arm Anyone that […]

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Class 2-A Girls Kinston 63, North Pitt 52 Class 2-A Boys Kinston 86, Fairmont 59 Class 1-A Boys East Carteret 75, Pinetown Northside 60 Class 1-A Girls Riverside Martin 67, Goldsboro Rosewood 47 Class 4-A Girls Southeast Raleigh 49, Wilmington Hoggard 35 Class 4-A Boys Garner 84, Raleigh Millbrook 81 Class 3-A Girls Chapel Hill […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living 5 Reasons to Eat Whole Grains By: Sandra R. Cain  There is lots of tasty nutrition in every kernel of a whole grain. With whole grains, you get layers of rich nutrients. Whole grains include the bran (outside layer), endosperm (inside layer) and germ (center). You can find whole grain wheat, rye, […]

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Saturday, March 14 At Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill 12 Noon Class 2-A Women Kinston (19-10) vs. Wilkes Central (25-4) 2:30 p.m. Class 2-A Men Kinston (25-4) vs. East Lincoln (24-0) 5 p.m. Class 4-A Women Southeast Raleigh (26-3) vs. Charlotte Myers Park (28-1) 7:30 Class 4-A Men Garner (27-1) vs. Ardrey Kell […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This should be a beautiful early spring like day.  Actually, spring is still a couple of weeks away, arrives March 15…   Today, sunshine and temps near 60, enjoy…   Time to get serious about completing your tax info for Uncle Sam.   April 15 is less than 6 weeks away..   A reminder of the […]

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Just within a whisker, an eyelash, the edge of a razor – that’s how close West Bladen’s Knights came to advancing to the Class 2-A Eastern Regionals Tuesday night, but Fairmont came up with a big defensive play at the end and escaped with a 58-54 victory. “We had a couple of good looks that […]

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Jude Mills, the son of Robby and Dana Mills, and brother to Coop was born on March 11, 2012 and passed away on August 23, 2013. Jude’s light is still shinning brightly through many. The Son Rise 5K in Jude’s memory will be held, today, March 7th at Jones Lake State Park. The Son Rise […]

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Jude Mills, the son of Robby and Dana Mills, and brother to Coop was born on March 11, 2012 and passed away on August 23, 2013. Jude’s light is still shinning brightly through many. The Son Rise 5K in Jude’s memory will be held, today, March 7th at Jones Lake State Park. The Son Rise […]

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Jude Mills, the son of Robby and Dana Mills, and brother to Coop was born on March 11, 2012 and passed away on August 23, 2013. Jude’s light is still shinning brightly through many. The Son Rise 5K in Jude’s memory will be held, today, March 7th at Jones Lake State Park. The Son Rise […]

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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.Cashwell is well known and loved in Bladen and surrounding counties.  Fundraisers were held last weekend to help with Cashwell’s medical bills. The Cooking for Kyle BBQ Plate Sale held Saturday, Feb. 28th at Garland […]

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This Day In History

1774—British close port of Boston to all commerce.   1778—Capt. James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaguina Bay.   1801—Massachusetts enacts1st state voter registration law.   1854—Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.   1857—Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs.   1876—Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone. […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature     89 degrees        1974 Lowest Temperature     17 degrees         1960 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                2.01 inches         1912 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 42 degrees. 7 Day Forecast Share:

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By: Charlotte Smith It is official; history will be made in June, 2015. The Miss Bladenboro Scholarship Pageant is now a festival pageant for the Miss North Carolina, Miss America Organization!! Miss Bladenboro, Lindsey Herring, will be competing for the Miss North Carolina title in Raleigh this coming June. John and Karen Ruffin, Executive Directors […]

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bacon eggs breakfast

1. Your Memory By the time you get to your desk in the morning, chances are you’re already frazzled. You open up your email and are bombarded with the need to pack your short-term memory full of the most important things to get done, asap. More than one study done on adults (and young people) […]

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Bladenboro Entrance

The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners are scheduled to hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Ivey Street. The meeting is open to the public. Among the items on the agenda are consideration of a special exception for Pawn South signage, discussion of the fire station annex building on […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Robert Gerard Raftery, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Bonita Raftery of New York, and a son Anthony Raftery of New York; two brothers and one sister. Mr. Raftery taught English at East Bladen High School. Raftery was a well-respected teacher in our […]

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