06/17/2019
  • 4:34 pm Arrest made in arson fires in Bladen and Columbus Counties
  • 4:14 pm Upcoming road closings in Bladen County
  • 10:57 am River View Trading Post is the new small town store helping small town entrepreneurs
  • 10:51 am Baltimore Community Center Voter Registration Program
  • 9:44 am Tillis & Burr Advocate on Behalf of NC to Secure $110 million in DOT Grants
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By: McDuffie Pest Control Elizabethtown, NC – Although the atypical winter weather caused a slight delay to the start of pest season, several regions across the country are now reporting an increase in mosquito and tick activity. Dallas Hammond, McDuffie Pest Control’s first full time employee over 42 years ago, is still a dedicated team […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We reached our first 90 degree temp of 2015 yesterday and could be a as high as 91 today… Last night’s County Commissioners meeting provided a little extra suspense…guess that would be one way to describe.  Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County School Superintendent requested a transfer of funds from their capital improvement line item to […]

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This Day In History

1643—Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England. 1749—George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley. 1796—Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds. 1848—1st department store opens. 1848—Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war. 1857—William Francis Channing & Moses G. Farmer patents electric fire […]

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Bladen County Sports

West Bladen’s version of the “Road Warriors” take their third consecutive play-off road trip tonight as they travel 130 miles up the coast to Newport to battle the Croatan Cougars in a NCHSAA Class 2-A third round play-off game. Coach Kim Cain’s Knights opened the play-offs at Ayden-Grifton last Wednesday and rode a 6-hit shutout […]

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By: Robert G. Hester Bladen County Commissioners denied a request from the local Board of Education to transfer capital outlay funds to current operating expense Monday evening. According to Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County School Superintendent, the transfer of funds will be necessary for the school system to close out the current school year.  Taylor […]

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***WARNING VERY GRAPHIC IMAGE! *** Elizabethtown NC – According to A Shelter Friend, a local rescue group, Rufus, a stray Bladen County dog, in desperate need of assistance and deserves a second chance. He is a homeless dog and wandered into the wrong yard. The resident’s dog attacked him. Rufus retreated into the woods and was […]

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Plans are underway for Bladen Mission 2015, an interdenominational mission project for all Junior and Senior High students in Bladen County. The dates are June 14th through the 18th and adult volunteers are needed to assist. This year’s Mission Project will be headquartered at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Peanut Road, about 2 miles […]

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Plans are underway for Bladen Mission 2015, an interdenominational mission project for Junior and Senior High students in Bladen County. The dates are June 14th through the 18th and adults volunteers are needed to assist. This year’s Mission Project will be headquartered at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Peanut Road, about 2 miles southwest […]

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The White Lake Water Festival was packed on a perfect spring day this Saturday. After Friday night’s Cruise-In and Street Dance, Saturday promised to be packed full of fun. The parade and festival drew in thousands of folks from near and far. Dawn Maynard, Chair of the WLWF committee and Executive Director of the Chamber of […]

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Ray Jones won the longest field goal competition Sunday at the Ray Guy ProKicker.com camp held at Wingate University. Jones was the only kicker to successfully make his 40 yard field goal attempt during the competition. It was a kick that would have been good from 50 yards. He then attempted a 50 yard field […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners meet in regular session Monday, at 6:30 p.m. in their meeting room in the courthouse. Their Consent Agenda includes advertising a timber bid proposal package regarding the Detention Center track and scheduling a Public Hearing related to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 proposed budget. The board is expected to make […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The latest edition of the White Lake Water Festival is over and from an ‘outsiders’ point of view….another very successful effort…Congratulations to those who worked hard to make it happen…. I am proud of our weekend edition of BladenOnline….Lots of locally produced, articles and pics of many different events involving Bladen related activities… Some we […]

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This Day In History

1631—John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1652—Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal. 1852—Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school. 1897—American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game. 1912—Perry Como’s birthday. 1916—US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft. 1917—US passes […]

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David Rouser

The Elizabethtown – White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting “Breakfast with the Congressman” on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 am at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. Congressman Rouzer will be answering questions from the public.  Robin Summerlin, Chamber of Commerce Board Member reported, “Everyone is invited. It is not a fundraiser.  It’s a chance […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The BladenOnline team was all over the county Saturday…Check our news and sports page… Congratulations to the West Bladen baseball team defeating Edenton Holmes 2-1 last night…John Clark has all the details, including pics on our sports page… East Bladen’s track team came up a little short in the NCHSAA 2-A State Track Meet in […]

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This Day In History

1804—Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase. 1845—Rubber band patents. 1875—1st Kentucky Derby:Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75. 1881—Revised version of New Testament. 1884—Alaska becomes a US territory. 1897—The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its […]

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Winning pitcher Trent West slugged the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning as West Bladen’s Knights rallied for a 2-1 victory Saturday night at Edenton Holmes in the NCHSAA Class 2-A Baseball Play-offs. The Knights, now 12-8, advance to the third round at No. 3 Eastern seed Croatan Tuesday night. Edenton Holmes, the Northeastern […]

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Three East Bladen Eagles competed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A State Track Meet Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Senior Dwight Campbell did not qualify for the finals in the Boys 110 Meter High Hurdles after posting a time of 17.97 seconds in his preliminary semi-final heat. Campbell’s time placed fourteenth among […]

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By: Charlotte Smith In a time when it seems there is so much destruction and dismay going on in America, The Lennon Lacy Foundation, a foundation that began a short time ago following the tragic death of Lennon Lacy is making a positive statement and substantial difference in our community. His family and community are a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This will be one very busy day for White Lake Festival organizers and one huge day for all who attend…The 37th Annual White Lake Water Festival. We have listed the entire line-up of activities on BladenOnline…The weather promises to be perfect, today and tomorrow and there will be activities for all ages…A Parade, Music, Games, […]

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West Bladen’s Knights travel 218 miles up to the North-East corner of the the state Saturday night to battle the Edenton Holmes Aces at historic Hicks Field in NCHSAA Class 2-A Baseball second round play-off action. Junior Jeremy Hunt fired a 6-hit shut-out and struck out 8 Wednesday night to lead the Knights to a […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Believe it or not, it is possible to raise kids who like eating a wide variety of vegetables. The secret is to never bribe or threaten them about eating green or orange things. Just follow as many of these simple steps as you can. *Enjoy a variety of vegetables yourself* The […]

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This Day In History

1771—The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called “The Regulators”, occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina. 1817—Mississippi River steamboat service begins. 1860—Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate. 1861—Kentucky proclaims its neutrality. 1866—Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer. 1868—By one vote, US Senate […]

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Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker has implemented an intense training program for his deputies since taking office in December. “One of my goals when I took office was to make sure my deputies, jailers, and telecommunicators all received not only the basic mandatory yearly training required by the state, but to go above and […]

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The Clarkton Lions Club held its Annual Brighter Visions Fundraiser today in Clarkton. According to club member, Mr. Lawrence McDougald, the club sold 700-800 plates reaching outside of Clarkton by delivering plates to businesses in Whiteville, Fayetteville, as well as other towns in Bladen County. The dedicated members hold two plate sale fundraisers each year. […]

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Since I serve on the Board for our Drug/Alcohol Rehab ministry I have an inside track into what is currently taking place there. We have now had our 8th client check into Carolina Crossroads. Although we were not expecting to begin rehab efforts for another month, the need is so great and word is getting […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice recently received three national marketing awards for its You Matter to Our Physicians commercial and videos. The commercial received a Merit Award at the 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards presented by Healthcare Marketing Report, the national newspaper of healthcare marketing. The competition had more than 3,700 entries this year. Entries were […]

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A Classic Car Cruise-In will kick off the White Lake Water Festival tonight starting at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a Street Dance at Goldston’s Beach. Saturday the fun will start with a parade at 10 am followed by Queen Elsa in attendance for photos, arts, crafts, face painting, amusement rides, clowns, a […]

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Each year on the third Friday in May, National Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for everyone to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats and the actions necessary to do so. Every year you can participate along with thousands of others at events to celebrate National Endangered Species Day at wildlife […]

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Contractors have been working hard at the Curtis L. Brown, Jr. Field, also known as the Elizabethtown Airport adding a sealant to the asphalt on the runway and apron. The Asphalt Rejuvenation Project is State DOT funded to assist in maintaining the asphalt and safety for another eight to ten years. Paul Rogers, with TriMat, […]

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WWAY-TV3 is reporting that West Bladen guard Rahu Purdie has verbally committed to play his college basketball next season at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Purdie is one of the early recruits for new Lander Coach Steve Roberts who was just named the Bearcats coach last month. Lander was nationally ranked in NCAA Division II […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Memories fade as the aging process advances…Sometimes a current event rekindles the memory process…. Such is the case of the most recent events related to Danaher…. It was in the early 60’s, Dan Moore was running for Governor of North Carolina…an industrial prospect came to Bladen County…The normal process is for such a prospect to arrive […]

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This Day In History

1672—1st copyright law enacted to Massachusetts. 1817—Opening of the first private mental hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1829—Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to John Smith. 1862—US Department of Agriculture created. 1876—2nd Kentucky Derby: […]

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Star Communications

Star Telephone issued a notice Thursday quoting “a group of individuals are trying to represent themselves as Star Communications Tech Support.  If you should see a pop up come on your computer stating that it is Star Communications and asking you to call a number that is not local, please be aware that this is […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host Caregivers and Coffee from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 2, at its Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Another meeting will be hosted from 11 a.m.-noon on Sept. 1. Every day, staff and volunteers of Lower Cape Fear Hospice see the challenges faced by those caring for […]

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An Elizabethtown woman was arrested Wednesday on charges involving passing several stolen checks and the use of a stolen ATM card. Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw said Kayla Gail Johnson, 31, of Ben Greene Industrial Park Road, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor financial card fraud. She was released on […]

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Danaher Corp announced Wednesday that they will buy Pall Corp for $13.8 billion and split into two listed companies after the deal is completed. Pall Corp is an air and water-filter maker. The deal will allow Danaher to tap into the fast-growing demand from the biotechnology industry. Major news sources, including the Wall Street Journal, […]

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Audra West started her career with Cape Fear Valley Health in 1995 as a Medical Technologist. Later, was Quality Assurance/Compliance Technologist for Blood Services and then in 2007 she was promoted to the Director of Laboratory Services for Bladen Healthcare. Audra’s department provides various types of tests for inpatient and outpatient clinics. Laboratory professionals collect, […]

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The Bladenboro Community Farmers Market invites you to bring your produce to the Market for a convenient, well located venue to sell your fresh grown products. The Market is located in downtown Bladenboro on highway 131/410 at 204 North Main Street. This location has an average of 9000 vehicles a day passing by, carrying people […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The 37th edition of the White Lake Water Festival is fast approaching….A complete line-up of events is available by clicking on the Water Festival ad on this page.  A Classic Car Cruise-In and Street Dance highlight the Friday activities…and Saturday is jam-packed with fun events for the entire family, including the Annual Parade beginning at […]

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Baseball

Jacksonville Northside erupted for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim the first softball play-off victory in Northside history – 11-6 at East Bladen Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 2-A play-offs. Junior Lacey Suggs struck out the first two Lady Monarch batters in the eighth inning, before […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

AYDEN – West Bladen’s Jeremy Hunt out dueled Ayden-Grifton’s Clay Wilson on Wednesday night as the Knights earned a spot in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 2-A baseball playoffs. Hunt scattered six hits and started a bases-loaded, inning-ending double play in the sixth as No. 22 seeded West Bladen […]

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Baseball

Senior Haley Hutchins pitched a 2-hitter and struck out five to lead Washington to an 11-1 NCHSAA Class 2-A Softball Play-off victory over visiting West Bladen Wednesday night. Wright hammered a triple and a single and drove in 2 runs to lead the hitters for the Pam Pack. Senior Allison Brantley and sophomore Jada Lodge […]

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Baseball

Left-hander Gunnar Tolston pitched a one-hitter and struck out 14 batters to lead Croatan to a 10-2 victory over visiting East Bladen Wednesday night in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Fred Stewart slammed a triple to highlight a 4-run first-inning for the Cougars. The Cougars tacked on 2 runs in the […]

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This Day In History

1787—-Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution. 1804—Meriwether Lewis & William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St. Louis Pacific Coast. 1853—Gail Borden,  land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk. 1874—1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats University of McGill (Montreal) 3-0. 1878—Vaseline […]

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On Monday, May 11, Harrells Christian Academy honored its high school students who achieved academic excellence throughout the school year at the annual Upper School academic banquet. The final award of the evening, The Crusader Award, was presented to HCA senior Fredrick Strickland.  The Crusader Award is awarded to either a junior or senior at […]

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Happy Vapors & Tobacco Providing Liquids, Vapors, Tobacco and More to Bladen County! – 10% off Any Vapor – Lay-Away Plan with 10% Down – Large Variety of Juice – Loyalty Cards – Staff Well Educated about our products Convenient Hours: Monday through Sunday 9:00 am until 10:00 pm Come See Us At:  1107 C. […]

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There’s another “challenge” running around on the Internet, and this one, frankly, makes me angry. Not disgusted. Not perturbed, but downright angry. Old Testament prophet style anger is something I try to avoid, since it leads to wrath, which is not our privilege. Wrath is reserved for God, and let’s face it, He does a […]

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You can take someone who is sick and make them well by donating your organs. Mrs. Janice Robbins gave a presentation on Carolina Donor Services at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. “Every 10 minutes a name is added to the transplant waiting list.” Janice Robbins said as she began her presentation. Carolina Donor Services collects most […]

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The 2015 Municipal Election will be held in November. One-Stop Voting and Absentee by Mail Voting have been offered in the past by the Town at a cost of approximately $1,000.00. Mrs. Cynthia Shaw, Director of Bladen County Elections confirmed that 44 residents of the Town of White Lake utilized the One-Stop Voting and 3 […]

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Happy Vapors & Tobacco Local business is important to our economy and the people at Happy Vapors & Tobacco understand the impact of offering local products. Owner, Mike Algozy, of Happy Vapors & Tobacco says, “Most of our liquids are made in North Carolina.” Cigarettes are a global business that generates more than half a […]

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By: Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – 42 students at West Bladen High School have recently received their Microsoft Office Certification. This is the most students ever certified in the county in one semester. These students were recognized by the Board of Education members at the May Board meeting. In order to obtain their certification the students […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Tuesday evening Boost the Boro members decided to reschedule the Spring Celebration at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market originally set to take place in May. The new date is set for Saturday, June 6th. The event will be held from 4 pm until 7pm and will have live entertainment, food and fun for […]

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In 1993, Karen Gentry came to Bladen County Hospital as a staff pharmacist. She was promoted to the Director of Pharmacy in 1996. She has worked to develop a great pharmacy team, whose main role is to promote the safe and effective use of medication.  They do this by working with the healthcare team of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, […]

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Harrells Christian Academy Varsity Baseball, seeded 4th, upset the #1 seeded Westchester Country Day school 4-2 on Tuesday in High Point. Westchester Country Day was never able to get over the hump and get over its troubles against HCA on Tuesday, as Westchester Country Day fell 4-2 at Highpoint, NC after falling behind by three […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles have reached the NCHSAA Class 2-A Softball Play-offs for the second consecutive year and hope to advance past the first round tonight as they entertain Jacksonville Northside. Game time is 7 p.m. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles finished second in the Four County Conference behind Heide Trask, but captured the league’s […]

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West Bladen’s Lady Knights travel to Washington tonight to battle the Washington Pam Pack in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Softball Play-offs. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights won 3 of 4 games last week to lock down third-place in the Four County Conference. Senior Nicole Wyatt fired a 4-hitter in the 7-2 […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s Knights travel to Ayden tonight to play the No. 11 seeded Ayden-Grifton Chargers in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs Game-time is 7:00. Coach Kim Cain’s Knights won 2 of 3 games last week to claim third place in the Four County Conference. Freshman Scott Bowen picked up the victory […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen returns to the NCHSAA Class 2-A Baseball Play-offs tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 as Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles make the 130-mile trip up the coast to battle the No. 3 seeded Croatan Cougars. Coach Sean Coley’s Cougars won the East Central Conference with a 9-1 league record. Croatan’s only losses were at North Brunswick […]

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East Bladen High School

The good news for East Bladen’s Lady Eagles is they made the NCHSAA Class 2-A Women’s Soccer Play-offs, and they are not going to have to travel a long distance for their first round game. However, the opponent awaiting the Lady Eagles is No. 4 seeded Clinton, the Four County Conference champion. Clinton defeated East […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We nearly tied our high temp yesterday for May 12.   Our 91 degree high was just one below the all time record for the date…. When you hear a radio or TV commercial and near the end a voice speaks so fast it is very difficult to understand anything being said, What do you think?…My […]

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This Day In History

1846—US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins. 1888—DeWolf Hooper 1st recites “Casey at Bat” 1905—James J.Jeffries retires as boxing champion. 1918—1s US airmail stamps issued (24 cents) 1940—Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat. 1942—Helicopter makes 1st cross-country flight. 1947—US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen returns to the NCHSAA Class 2-A Baseball Play-offs tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 as Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles make the 130-mile trip up the coast to battle the No. 3 seeded Croatan Cougars. Coach Sean Coley’s Cougars won the East Central Conference with a 9-1 league record. Croatan’s only losses were at North Brunswick […]

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The good news for East Bladen’s Lady Eagles is they made the NCHSAA Class 2-A Women’s Soccer Play-offs, and they are not going to have to travel a long distance for their first round game. However, the opponent awaiting the Lady Eagles is No. 4 seeded Clinton, the Four County Conference champion. Clinton defeated East […]

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Nightly bank deposits led Bobby Kinlaw to a career in law enforcement. A love for Elizabethtown and Bladen County kept him here. On Aug. 27, the former convenience store manager will retire after 34 years with the Elizabethtown Police Department, including the past 15 as its chief. “I could have retired five years ago,” Kinlaw […]

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Bladen County Extension 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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By: Charlotte Smith Dr. Patricia Mitchell, also known as “Pat”, spoke at the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce about the Rural Division and the programs they have to help rural communities. The Rural Division was formed by legislation in July 2013, and Dr. Mitchell was appointed by the Secretary in September 2013 as the Assistant […]

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By: Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – Three students from West Bladen High School competed recently in the State Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference and brought home several medals. These students were recognized for their state wins, by the Board of Education at the May meeting. Madison McLamb and Megan Bennett competed […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – At the May Board of Education meeting, board members recognized two students for their recent 1st place wins. Bladen County had several students compete in the State Soil and Water Conservation Education Contest.These students competed with other students across the State. Soil and Water events increase awareness of natural resources and ecosystems […]

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By: Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met for a long meeting this Monday night where they recognized several students and teachers for their achievements, heard from two concerned community members regarding the special needs program, and got an update on requests they made at last month’s meeting. Several other points of interest were discussed- […]

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East Bladen High School

Ninth Grade Superintendent List Ayanna Avery, Jacob Barber Ninth Grade A Honor Roll Josue Arteaga, Lataiya Daniels, Jaquandra Faulk, Rachel Groves, Shaylene Jacobs, Dawson Jessup, Hope Lewis, Tyler Lloyd, Dylan Melvin, Blair Potter, Kaley Smith, Alexis Young Ninth Grade A/B Honor Roll Ashley Aguilar, Abigail Bright, Shar’Dajah Brown, Rhett Burney, Hannah DeVane, Nicholas Dove, Tyler […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Spring sports continue for several Bladen County teams….John Clark has listed a complete schedule of area teams in our sports section….. They include in baseball…Wednesday 7 p.m. No. 22 .West Bladen (10-8) @ No. 11 Ayden-Grifton (17-5)  No. 30 East Bladen (10-12) @ No. 3 Croatan (15-2) Softball Wednesday @ 7 p.m. Jacksonville Northside @ East Bladen […]

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This Day In History

1777—1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette) 1792—Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented. 1865—Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas. 1875—1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St. Louis 0. 1890—Louisiana legalized prize fighting. 1908—George Bernard Shaw’s  “Getting Married” premieres in London. 1915—Harry Green runs world record marathon […]

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THE DESCENDANTS OF SHADE & CIVIL THOMPSON & JESSE & PERCI BOYETTE THOMPSON OF BLADEN COUNTY,  WILL HOLD THEIR FAMILY REUNION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015, AT THE BLADENBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY BUILDING IN BLADENBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. A COVERED DISH MEAL WILL BE SERVED AT 1:00 PM . ALL DESCENDANTS, FAMILY & FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO […]

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Bladen County Sports

Baseball Class 2-A East No. 22 West Bladen (10-8) at No. 11 Ayden-Grifton (17-5) No. 30 East Bladen (10-12) at No. 3 Croatan (15-2) No. 32 SouthWest Edgecombe (8-11) at No. 1 Midway (18-2) No. 20 Greene Central (10-7) at No. 13 North Brunswick (15-7) No. 29 Red Springs (10-10) at No. 4 Fairmont (17-4) […]

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By: Robert G. Hester   Bladenboro Town Commissioners voted to keep One-Stop Voting and Absentee by Mail voting in the municipal elections later this year.  In the Open Forum, Zane Singletary, Bladenboro resident and recently elected chairman of the Bladen County Democratic Party, ask the board to allow the voting.  He pointed out that a statewide referendum may […]

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By: Valerie Newton Elizabethtown, NC – At the May Board of Education meeting, the Board Chair Ophelia Munn-Goins and Vice-chair Alan West along with fellow board members recognized the East Bladen Lady Eagles for their outstanding athletic season. With an overall record of 26-1 and a conference record of 14-0, a conference player of the […]

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Bladen County Health Department has a new look.  A facility survey was done by clients that attended the health department.  The survey was to get feedback from the clients on how the health department looked and what needed to be done to improve the look.  The survey indicated that a new paint job was needed, […]

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Want to know what makes NC Blueberries special? Blueberries were first planted in NC as a cash crop in 1936, by a farmer from New Jersey, who wanted an extended growing season. In Bladen County, the peak harvest begins in mid May and extends through the first of June. There are two main types of […]

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Pictured- (L-Tonya Lee , Middle- Brenda McLamb, R-April Rich) In honor of Hospital Week, I wanted to shed some light on the amazing people that make up our hospital and outpatient clinics. National Hospital Week is an opportunity to promote our hospital’s support of community health and celebrate the dedicated men and women who make […]

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Brenda Dimas-Lopez, an eighth grade student from Tar Heel Middle School, and Madison Cain, a seventh grade student from Clarkton School of Discovery, participated in the soil and water conservation State Level Public Speaking Contest in Raleigh on May 8th. Brenda was one of six 8th grade contestants, and Madison was one of seven 7th […]

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Five Bladen County teams – the East Bladen and West Bladen baseball and softball teams and East Bladen women’s soccer – received play-off berths Monday when the NCHSAA Play-off Brackets were announced. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagle softball team is the only Bladen team that will be playing at home in the first round as […]

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(2013-2014) Population (est) 2014      34,657 2013      34,838 2010      35,190 Persons under 5 years of age, percent  (2013)   5.2% Persons under 18 years of age percent (2013)  21.9% Persons 65 years and over..percent      (2013) 18.1% White residents…percent………..…  (60.7%) Black of African American…percent (34.7%) Others….Percent………….…………..  (4.6%) Per capita money […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Congratulations….to our college graduates….Best of luck as you begin a new life… Ana…what can I say?  Not a bad storm as storms go…caused some frustrations, cancellations and postponements….Saw a map showing the path of the storm…It appeared to have traveled near US 701 from Whiteville, through Clarkton, to Elizabethtown and on into Sampson County… Rainfall […]

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This Day In History

1751—1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 colonies in America. 1752—1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia) 1792—Columbia river discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray. 1850—Work begins on 1st brick building in San Francisco. 1858—Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state. 1904—Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace debate. 1907—Bank of San […]

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Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers….My mom died years ago..Miss those visits and conversations…. The next few hours promise to be interesting so far as weather is concerned…Thunderstorms, 100% chance of rain, winds in the 25 to 30 mph range with gusts up to 45….Our next hope for sunshine and normal Bladen County type weather […]

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will release their play-off brackets for Baseball, Softball and Women’s Soccer on Monday. The deadline for schools having their season records turned in was Saturday night. In the Baseball bracket, conference champion Midway will be the No. 1 Class 2-A seed from the Four County. Clinton will be […]

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1752—Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment. 1755—2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pennsylvania issues paper currency for 1st time. 1797—1st US Navy ship, the “United States,” is launched. 1823—1st steamship to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling. 1837—Panic of 1837; New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels. […]

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Dawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Elizabethtown – White Lake Chamber of Commerce addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club this past week about next weekend’s White Lake Water Festival and the 2015 Summer Concert Series. Maynard is excited about the upcoming events the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this spring and summer. The first fun […]

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Sophomores Alexa Hernandez and Justyna Gargala and freshman Hannah DeVane scored 2 goals each to lead East Bladen to a 7-0 Four County Conference victory Thursday night at West Bladen. The first East Bladen goal came in the eighth minute. The Lady Eagles were awarded a penalty kick for a handball in the box, and […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain Why are protein foods important? Protein is used for body growth and repair of skin, hair and nails. It also helps heal wounds and fight infection. Protein is important for building muscles. It also keeps us strong and healthy and helps children grow. Many protein foods are good sources of iron […]

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Today will be a bad hair day for those with hair….The weather folks indicate a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 2 p.m., with northeast winds 8 to 14 mph and gust as high as 22 mph…temps will in the low 80s. Tonight, tropical storm conditions possible..Still only a 40% chance of rain […]

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101 West Broad Street Elizabethtown, NC 910-862-3273 The Corner Cafe We Have Cherished  Your Friendship Through the Years… Eckie & Shirley Lancaster   Share:

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Joan is a native of Bladen County. She completed her Master’s and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from East Carolina University. Joan continues to work and serve the patients of Bladen County with personalized care in various clinics here at Bladen County Health Department. Those clinics include our Family Planning/Maternity Clinics, as well as our Children’s […]

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On Tuesday, March 17th we reported a Kirby van in Bladen County with about four or five representatives were knocking on doors after 9 pm and acting suspicious. The phone number listed on the Kirby van went to the Kirby of Wilmington business. Since our article was published we have received more phone calls from […]

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Always the Friday before Mother’s Day, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is an important day when the citizens of the United States acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices that the spouses of the Armed Forces give along with the tremendous strength and patriotism that they have. National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is also sometimes […]

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The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners are expected to consider a resolution to eliminate one-stop voting and absentee by mail voting for municipal elections during its meeting Monday at Town Hall. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. If the resolution passes, Bladenboro would be the third Bladen […]

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Rubella, which is also known as German-measles, is a contagious viral disease that in children is usually mild; causing a rash and low fever that lasts for 2-3 days. However, if acquired by a pregnant woman, it can cause multiple birth defects and even death to the fetus. Thanks to increased awareness and a rigorous […]

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DUBLIN – The North Carolina Community College System has awarded Bladen Community College student, Robin Novak, with an Academic Excellence Award. Students from all fifty-eight North Carolina community colleges are receiving awards. Novak has an extensive background in medicine and is trained as a respiratory therapist, an EKG technician, and a medical transcriptionist, graduating from […]

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CHAPEL HILL – Abby Norris of East Bladen High School has been named the female recipient of the 10th annual Clary Medal awarded by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Connor Hough of Pamlico High School is the male recipient of the award. This award basically recognizes the top male and female academic student-athlete […]

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