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Posts published in May 2015

Missing Garland man found alive

William Earl Powell, 72, of Garland was found Sunday afternoon.  He had been the object of a statewide Silver Alert for six days. He was…

This Day in History—-June 1

1638—1st earthquake recorded in US, Plymouth, Mass. 1657—1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY) 1774—Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed. 1796–Tennessee…

Thoughts While Shaving

For those, who for whatever the reason, missed the 2015 edition of the Bladen County Relay for Life event, it was a very successful event.…

This Day in History—-May 31

1634—The colony of Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony. 1759—The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions. 1790—US copyright law enacted. 1837—Astor Hotel opens in NYC,…

Striking Out Cancer Success

It was a beautiful day for the annual Bladen County Relay For Life. Over 850 people effected by cancer were honored at the event held…

West Bladen Athletic Awards

Baseball Most Valuable Player – Trevor Lesane Coaches Award – Michael Pastore Defensive Award – Colby McLean Most Improved Award – Trent West Men’s Basketball…

HCA Middle School Awards

On the last day of school for Harrells Christian Academy Middle School students, a special awards ceremony was held to honor the students in grades…

Thoughts While Shaving

Hope your plans for today includes sometime at Elizabethtown Middle School football field where the 2015 edition of Relay for Life is being held….Festivities from…

This Day in History—-May 30

1498—Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America. 1806—Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of…

Kicking off the summer with a prize pack

 All Out Stitches in Elizabethtown is announcing their new merchandise of summer items such as tank tops, beach towels, and lunch bags. Monogramming services are…

Thoughts While Shaving

Check our list of Upcoming Events for activities this weekend… A “biggie” is Relay for Life Saturday (tomorrow) at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field……

Bladen County NCDOT Update

By:  Ken Clark OPENINGS: SR 1136 (White-McEwan Road) The work on SR 1136 (White-McEwan Road) at the CSX railroad is complete and the road is…

Thoughts While Shaving

Important meeting at 1 p.m. today… Bladen County Commissioners and members of the Board of Education talk money…all about a budget for the coming fiscal…

This Day in History – May 28

1664—1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston) 1774—1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia) 1818—1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched. 1863—1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight…

Open House in East Arcadia

The East Arcadia Bladen Community College campus will hold an Open House tomorrow, Thursday, May 28th from 6 pm until 8 pm.  The campus offers…

Lower Cape Fear Hospice seeks volunteers

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is in need of volunteers to help families in Bladen County. Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for…

Update on 4 year old drowning in Clarkton

Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker reported the death of Zackery Blaze Priest, age 4, of 2292 Mitchell Ford Road, Clarkton, on Friday, 22, 2015.…

Search underway for missing Garland man

Bladen County personnel are helping with a search Wednesday morning in Garland for a missing 72-year-old man. Authorities are looking for William Earl Powell of…

Elizabethtown man charged in home break-ins

An Elizabethtown man has been charged for breaking in to three homes, Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw said. In two of the cases, residents were asleep…

Thoughts While Shaving

When I check the headlines, I am amazed…with the good that is ongoing.  But sometimes, in fact many times, the bad news is overwhelming. Examples…

We Are Paying Them What?

Bladen County Human Resources Director   Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties.…

East Bladen Athletic Award Winners

The award winners from Thursday night’s East Bladen Athletic Award banquet follow: Golf Most Valuable Player Scout Sinclair Coaches Kenneth Kinlaw Women’s Tennis Co-Most Valuable…

Growing up in right place secret to longevity

Life expectancy in North Carolina varies dramatically according to new studies related to children. The life expectancy in Bladen County is 75 to 77 years.…

Bladenboro Middle Launches Science Olympiad

By: Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – On Saturday, May 2nd, Bladenboro Middle School hosted a Science Olympiad for twenty-four 5th and 6th grade students. This…

Thoughts While Shaving

A Bladen County legend was laid to rest yesterday.  Dr. Robert L. Summerlin, Jr.  was a hero to many.  He practiced medicine for many, many…

The land of wolves

By: Jefferson Weaver The boy had to stretch a little to make it atop the vinyl-covered stool, and he had to stretch to reach the…

This Day in History

By: Robert G. Hester 1721—John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent. 1738—A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a…

Thoughts While Shaving

We ‘moan and groan’ and enjoy living in the greatest nation in the world…. We are so blessed….and for the first few hours of this…

Thoughts While Shaving

‘This n that’ North Carolina residents continue to be ‘hoodwinked’ by our honorable lawmakers in Raleigh…Our gasoline tax money that is suppose to be used…

This Day in HIstory, May 23

1609—Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place. 1788—South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution. 1861—Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1…

Busy Boost the Boro

By: Johnny Anderson Boost the ‘Boro members welcome their new slate of officers for 2015, duly elected at their recent monthly meeting.  A large turn…

UNC Wilmington Dean’s List Bladen County

Bladenboro Tyler Blake Bennett Kenneth Austin Brown Harley Olivia Cox Jenna Brooke Hathcock Hillary Morgan Johnson Brittany Priest Lindsay Clarkton Kayla Marie Thompson Elizabethtown Susanna…

Thoughts While Shaving

We celebrate Memorial Day this weekend….Lots of folks on the highways…for many more, just another day… “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United…

Three West Bladen Knights Sign Baseball Letters

With their parents, coaches, and teammates in attendance, a trio of West Bladen Knights signed their college baseball letters of intent Thursday afternoon. Center-fielder Trevor…

$30,000.00 Grant Awarded to Clarkton Fire Department

Department of Insurance Sends Award Check for New Equipment RALEIGH – Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced that the Clarkton Fire Department…

Mmmm, Mmmm, Bacon…

I don’t know about you, but I can eat bacon for breakfast every day for months before desiring a change of taste. Think of ham…

Chinese invest big bucks in North Carolina

A new report from the Rhodium Group, a group that keeps one of the most complete databases of Chinese foreign direct investment into the United…

Thoughts While Shaving

Rain at the Hester household would be welcomed… A reminder of the new date for the Bladen County Relay for Life at Elizabethtown Middle School……

This Day in History – May 21

1832—1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore) 1861—Richmond, Va, is designated Conference Capital. 1881—American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton. 1906—Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire…

Senate approves captive deer bill

By Jefferson Weaver The state moved a step closer to expanding captive deer farms Monday, as a proposal to move regulation of deer on hunting…

Shag lessons at the Cape Fear Farmers Market

Bladen Community College will be offering shag lessons beginning Thursday evening, 5/21 at 6:00 PM at the Cape Fear Farmers Market. The registration fee is…

HCA Athletic Banquet 2015

All Junior Varsity and Varsity athletes from Harrells Christian Academy were honored during the school’s forty-first annual athletic banquet on Sunday evening, May 17. The…

Much is happening in Bladen

May 22… Pushing Back the Dark will be held Friday, May 22nd at Elizabethtown Middle School Football field beginning at 8 p.m. and continues until…

Thoughts While Shaving

Over the past few days, our schools athletic teams have been competing in state playoffs and  in some sports it is about individual competition. All together it’s the…

Carolina Crossroad Up and Running

Carolina Crossroads, our Drug and Alcohol Recovery Ministry, is operating and has 11 men currently in its care. The needs for Drug and Alcohol Recovery…

We Are Paying Them What?

Bladen County Finance Director Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder…

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