05/23/2019
  • 2:54 pm Upcoming events at White Lake, NC
  • 12:00 pm SHP Urges Motorists To Plan Ahead For Memorial Day Travel
  • 6:35 am Three Bladen Players on All-Three Rivers Conference Softball Team
  • 6:30 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 23
  • 12:00 am Bladen County Recreation Dixie Boys Baseball Schedule
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West Bladen’s bats cranked out 8 runs and 9 hits in their final two innings to rally past East Bladen 11-6 on Senior Night at West Thursday night. The Eagles had capitalized on two walks and three West Bladen errors to score 4 runs in the fifth inning and take a 5-3 lead. Freshman Sincere […]

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Although the job market in North Carolina has been improving for the last five years, there still is a long way to go. The number of people employed today is 4 percent higher than before the recession and 12 percent higher than in 2000. But since the turn of the century, the state’s working age […]

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Bladen County farm products go worldwide, but none more obvious than pork products.  Bladen and surrounding counties provide the hogs, Smithfield Foods process and package pork products and Carolina Cold Storage freezes and sends them to every corner of the world. Carolina Cold Storage is located next door to Smithfield Foods near Tar Heel.  Fresh pork […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Seems I am spending more time apologizing for mistakes, forgetfulness, you name it…. The threat of rain, including possible thunderstorms and wind over the next several days, has caused several events scheduled for this weekend to be postponed….   Check before you head out to make sure scheduled events are still a “go.”  The possibility […]

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Senior Nicole Wyatt pitched a 4-hitter and struck out six batters to lead West Bladen to a 7-2 Four County Conference softball victory on Senior Night at West Thursday night. Sophomore Alanna Ludlum started the Lady Knight second inning with a single, and her courtesy runner, Jenna Dove, stole second base. Sophomore Kassidy Anderson beat […]

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Caleb Sholar pitched a two-hit shutout as the West Bladen junior varsity baseball team defeated East Bladen 10-0 on Thursday afternoon in a Four County 1A/2A Conference game. Sholar, a sophomore right-hander, struck out five and walked six in five innings. The game was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Sholar […]

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This Day In History

1792—US establishes military draft. 1861—Richmond, Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy.   1878—1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines.   1879—George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile.   1886—Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, sells 1st Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)   1919—1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane.   […]

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Health Grades

Bladen Online offers our readers a monthly update on the health scores given to area eating places in our county. Below you can see the report for the eating establishments that were inspected in April. Your local Health Department schedules regular inspections for restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stores, and day-care kitchens. (Child and Adult) Every […]

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Celebrate Veterans – It Matters! Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center celebrated US Veterans on May 7th, with a Luncheon and Recognition event at 11:00 am, which was hosted by Dublin Baptist Church. LCFH&LCC Community Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Priest Clark, said, “We sponsor this event annually in Bladen and Columbus counties, and this […]

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The Bladen County Local Emergency Planning Committee (BLEP) meet Thursday and dealt with a variety of issues. Joel Blake of Chemours Co., formerly a DuPont operation, presided over the meeting. He was re-elected for another year, Bradley Kinlaw was re-elected Vice Chair and Debra Conner was re-elected Secretary. The committee is appointed by the Bladen […]

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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 families and patients with advanced illnesses. Volunteers serve as caring friends to people in need. They offer companionship, visit or read to patients, listen, hold a hand, run errands, allow […]

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DUBLIN -The Continuing Education Department of Bladen Community College is offering the following community service courses for personal interest and growth starting in May, 2015. Guitar for Beginners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, May 19-June 11; Crocheting for Beginners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, May 18-June 10; Sewing Project Runway, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, […]

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OPENINGS: SR 1179 (Bryant Swamp Road) SR 1179 (Bryant Swamp Road) is open. The work on the first pipe location was delayed due to a conflict with a water line. As a result, we did not get to the second location this week. It will be forthcoming. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: NC Highway 11 Beginning Monday morning […]

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Last season a few schools across the state, including East Bladen High School, used drones to video their football games. That’s won’t happen this season. The N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday to ban all drones during events during its spring meeting in Chapel Hill. The policy does not apply to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The organizers of Relay For Life have decided it would be best to postponed their annual event after checking the weather forecast for Friday and Saturday…..Sorry they had to do it..but think it is a good decision…The proposed new date is the last weekend this month..More time for those purple potty’s in the area…That has […]

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A trio of Bladenboro natives and West Bladen grads who are also softball teammates at Southeastern Community College received awards at the 2015 Region X DII Banquet in Burlington that was held prior to the Region X Softball Tournament. Abbey Walters was named the Region X Player of the Year and was also selected to […]

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This Day In History

1700—William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation. 1718—The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.   1789—First US President Inaugural Ball (for George Washington in NYC.   1800—Indiana Territory organized.   1873—US marines attack Panama.   1888—George Eastman patents “Kodak box camera”   1912—Columbia University approves plans for […]

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Receives scholarships Wilmington, NC-Cape Fear Community College has announced its President’s Lists for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. Attaining this honor both semesters is Hayley Hall of Bladenboro, N.C.  Students maintaining an average of 4.0 are eligible for this honor. While at CFCC Hayley has been awarded the SECU Scholarship and the Golden […]

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RALEIGH – Flowers and plants are almost always the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them, and with so many varieties grown in North Carolina, it is easy to find fresh, beautiful plants or flowers for any occasion, such as Mother’s Day – hint, hint. “North Carolina’s floriculture industry is as […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer’s (NC-7) office will host their first Academy Day on Saturday, May 9th from 10am-12pm at the Johnston County Agriculture Center.  Details for the event are below. Academy Day is an opportunity for middle and high school students interested in attending a Service Academy to learn more about each academy and […]

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The Annual Relay for Life of Bladen County is was set to begin this Friday, May 8th at Elizabethtown Middle School Field. Due to expected inclement weather it has been postponed. The new date is tentatively set for Saturday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be a large variety of foods […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer’s (NC-7) office will host their first Academy Day on Saturday, May 9th from 10am-12pm at the Johnston County Agriculture Center. Details for the event are below. Academy Day is an opportunity for middle and high school students interested in attending a Service Academy to learn more about each academy and […]

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I was staring at a blank piece of paper. The paper stared back. I didn’t know what to do. The Old Man did. “Just write the first sentence,” Papa told me. “Start it. If you have to go back and correct it, that’s okay. But you have to start it.” I wish I could remember […]

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Six sweepstakes software providers have agreed to stop providing equipment and software to Internet cafes in North Carolina, the office of U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Wednesday. Five of the companies — White Sands Technology, Siera Software, TNT Software, Digital Reveal and Figure 8 Technologies — provide software to more than 600 Internet cafes in […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education at its April meeting unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the 175th anniversary of the establishment of public education in North Carolina. The resolution reads: “Whereas, on January 8, 1839 the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the Common School Law; and “Whereas, Williamsburg Elementary School in Rockingham County opened as […]

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Bladen County nurses deserve to be recognized. Today is National Nurses Day. Thank a nurse! We are accepting emails at bladenonline.com@gmail.com with accolades for our area nurses. If you have a special thank you would like to share, please send us an email. We will publish your letters of graditude on our Lifestyles page. Today […]

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The East Bladen at West Bladen Baseball, Softball and Women’s Soccer games have been moved to Thursday night at West Bladen in an attempt to get them in before the rain that is expected for Friday arrives. The East Bladen at West Bladen Jayvee Baseball game will start at 4 p.m. with the Varsity Baseball […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Teachers are appreciated every day, but this week we celebrate all they do for our community with Teacher Appreciation Week. Bladen County Schools showed their appreciation for all County School Teachers, yesterday at a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. The Teacher of the Year Award Winners along with the Principle of the Year were […]

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A Bladen County man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a Raleigh television station camera man, Sheriff Jim McVicker said. Donald Hales, 67, of 1768 N.C. 242 North, has been charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He was given a $50,000 unsecured bond and placed on house arrest by Magistrate David Simmons. Jay Jennings, 57, […]

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Bladenboro Town Administrator Melanie Hester presented her 2015-16 budget proposal to commissioners Tuesday night that called for the property tax rate to remain unchanged, a two percent pay raise for town employees and officials, and a rate schedule for town services that remains essentially the same. Last year, the board raised property tax rates from […]

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Softball

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles took the lead with a 2-run fifth inning and clinched the No. 1 Class 2-A Play-off berth from the Four County Conference with a 5-3 victory over Wallace-Rose Hill on Senior Night at East Tuesday. “It’s a great feeling to come from where we started two years ago,” said East Bladen […]

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Baseball

Junior Alex Coates pitched 6.2 innings of 4-hit baseball as East Bladen rolled to a 9-3 Four County Conference baseball victory over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill on Senior Night Tuesday. Coates who pitched a perfect game on April 13th at Wallace took a 2-hit shutout into the seventh inning and struck out 2 of the first […]

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Baseball

Clinton capitalized on seven West Bladen errors to score eight unearned runs and defeated the Knights 8-4 Tuesday night in Four County Conference baseball action at Clinton. Six of those errors, 2 hits and a walk produced six Clinton runs in the third inning. A dropped fly ball led to another Dark Horse run in […]

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Softball

Senior Nicole Wyatt pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine batters to lead West Bladen to a 13-0 Four County Conference softball victory at Clinton Tuesday night. Wyatt also slammed a double to drive in a run in the Lady Knights 4-run, first inning and finished 2-4 at the plate. Senior Morgan Sweeney batted a […]

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Baseball

CLINTON – Garrett Faircloth’s single to left drove home the winning run in the sixth inning as Clinton edged West Bladen 3-2 Tuesday afternoon in a Four County 1A/2A Conference junior varsity baseball game. The loss dropped West Bladen to 4-6 in conference games and 8-7 overall. The Knights are scheduled to close their season […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

A BladenOnline salute to George (Giorgio’s) Boussais…George posted a hole-in-one recently at the Vineyard Golf at White Lake….His ace was on the 12th hole, a 120 yard par 3. I receive numerous cute suggestions…Thought I would share a few today….   Penny Johnson, former Bladen County resident now residing in Wake County shares the following:  […]

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A special session of District Court for all counties in Judicial Districts 5 and 13 (encompassing Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties) entitled Veteran’s Amnesty Day will be held in Courtroom 317 at the New Hanover County Courthouse located at 316 Princess Street in Wilmington, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, […]

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This Day In History

1626—Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets. 1833—John Deere makes 1st steel plough.   1835—James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent)   1851—Dr. John Gorrie patents a “refrigeration machine.”   1864—US Civil War: General Sherman begins advance […]

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Celebrate Veterans. Veterans Luncheon and Recognition. Presenting Speaker: Tom Martin Tom Martin is a retired Army officer with 21 years of active service and is a Vietnam Veteran. He served two tours in Vietnam and a tour in Bosnia. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Among the awards he received were the Legion […]

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Bladen County Commissioners approved Proclamations, held a Public Hearing on the ‘closing out’ of a 2011 CDBG grant, approved a contract for another grant, received the budget request from BCC, received an update regarding the possible takeover of the Tar Heel Water Corporation, tabled a request for approval of a 2016 Medication Assistance Program (MAP) […]

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

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BURGAW – Trey Storms pitched a two-hitter, and Ray Jones and Jonathan Robinson combined to drive in nine runs Monday afternoon as the West Bladen junior varsity baseball team routed Pender 15-2 in a Four County 1A/2A Conference game. Storms struck out three and walked two in going the distance on the mound. The right-hander […]

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Freshman Scott Bowen pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 6 batters to lead West Bladen to a 5-3 Four County Conference baseball victory at Pender Monday night. Bowen out-dueled Pender’s senior ace Cameron Guertin who struck out 12 Knights. Guertin has signed to play at St. Andrews College next season. Senior Trevor Lesane doubled to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thank goodness, the mistreated horse we recently reported on, has been located, safely and is in recovery at Leilani Mae horse rescue in Linden, NC.  (see our article and pics) If you would like more info on POC, the agency that deals with such animals, email clover0323@gmail.com or call 585-260-8454.  That gets you to the […]

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Bladen County Sports

Senior Nicole Wyatt pitched a 3-hit shutout and struck out 7 to lead West Bladen to a 9-0 victory in the first game of a Four County Conference softball double-header at Pender, but the Lady Patriots battled back to win the nightcap 5-2. The Lady Knights jumped ahead with a first inning run in the […]

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This Day In History

 1494—On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica.   1816—American Bible Society organized (NY)   1847—American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)   1865—1st US train robbery (North Bend, Ohio)   1877—Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.   […]

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East Bladen scored 2 runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Eagles a 6-5 victory in the nightcap of a Four County Conference baseball double-header Monday night after Heide Trask had won the first game 5-3. Freshman McKinley Raynor drew a walk to begin the Eagle […]

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from McDuffie Pest Control! Thank you for all the hard work you do every day and for your dedication to the children of Bladen County. Teachers play pivotal roles in our lives. They have encouraged us, taught us, guided us and changed our lives, and done the same for our children. […]

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May Is Mental Health Month The first week focuses on Children’s Mental Health Actions and Practices for Children’s Mental Health 1. Appreciation/Gratitude: Having an appreciation for everything, even the little things, as I share in my video, is proven to broaden our mental health. I’ve mentioned before in my articles on the many studies that […]

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Bladen Community College presented their 2015-2016 county budget request Monday evening.  The request totaled $874,877 compared to $765,803 last year or about $110,000 increase for current operating expense.   President William Findt pointed out that many of the line items were similar to the current year budget.   It was noted that there was a large […]

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By: Joy Warren During the Monday evening Elizabethtown Town Council meeting, Town Manager Eddie Madden gave an overview of the Proposed Budget for FY 2015-16.  According to Madden, “This budget will set into motion the next steps to  accomplish many of the priorities that have been established by Mayor Campbell and the Town Council during their budget retreat on […]

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By: Ashley Dowless Each year since 1954, May 6th-12th is deemed Nurses’ Week and concludes with Florence Nightingales’ birthday on the 12th.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) theme for this year’s  nursing week is Nurses:  Ethical Practice and Quality Care.  We will be celebrating the delivery of the highest level of quality care that our nurses provide to our […]

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Pictured above are the Harrells Christian Academy second graders from Mrs. Jane Phillips’s class. The students presented a special chapel program in honor of their mothers as an early Mother’s Day gift. The class sang songs, quoted scripture and poetry, and then entertained the mothers with their own sock puppets. Following the program, the students […]

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David Rouser

The Southeastern Economic Development Commission (SEDC) held it’s 47th Annual Meeting Monday at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. The Keynote Speaker was Seventh District Congressman David Rouzer of Johnston County. He was introduced by Interim SEDC Chairman Gary Lanier of Columbus County. Rouzer has an impressive background in the private sector and in the political […]

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The Bladen County Democratic Party has made history by electing Zane Singletary as the youngest Democratic Party Chairman in the State of North Carolina according to the State Party Data Director, Jesse Presnell. Singletary was elected as the Bladen County Democratic Chairman at their annual County Convention on April 18, 2015. It is not the […]

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Elizabethtown business owner, Ricky Leinwand accepted the Business Person of the Year Award during The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s 18th annual Business Visions Awards Banquet. The Business Person of the Year is awarded to an executive who makes a significant contribution through success in a local business as well as through contributions to […]

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Russell Erwin won the race to the finish line Saturday night to claim the $1,600 top prize in Open Wheel Modifieds at Dublin Motor Speedway. Erwin, who started from the pole, held off Billy Workman Jr. and Eric Bentley to win. Erwin won the season-opening Late Model race at Dublin. In Late Model, Shawn Sewell […]

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By: Marvin Burney Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week has a double meaning at my house. When I first met Marsha Hough she was a reporter for The Bladen Journal with dreams of moving on to The New York Times. Less than a year later, we were married and had purchased a home in Clarkton. That is when […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The first full week in a new month is normally a busy time..expect nothing less this week…. Last weekend was busy, busy, BladenOnline part-timers and full-timers are very busy on weekends….We think you want to know…and normally, we are the only ones covering….   Have heard nothing new about the horse volunteers who were searching in the […]

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Teacher Appreciation week starts May 4th through May 8th and Nurse Appreciation week begins on May 6th through May 12th this year. These two professions have a great impact on our community. Our teachers and nurses are deserving of praise and recognition. Email us at, bladenonlinesales@gmail.com, your accolades for the teacher(s) and or nurse(s) you appreciate. […]

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Monday…   12 noon….Elizabethtown City Council meets for a workshop 7 P.M.      Elizabethtown City Council Regular Monthly Meeting   6:30 p.m…Bladen County Commissioners Meet for Regular Monthly Meeting.   6:30 p.m..ECU Pirate Club Armada, hosted by Bladen, Columbus and Robeson Chapter of the ECU Pirate Club will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Candy […]

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Bladen is a busy place….So many activities for a rural county…Check our Events section…..   Had the pleasure of “playing” auctioneer for East Bladen Duck’s Unlimited last night…A fun night…The students and their leaders worked hard and had lots of support at their Annual fund-raiser…We see so much bad on TV and read about it in […]

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Senior lefthander Jacob Hargrove struck out the side to end the game with the tying and winning runs in scoring position Saturday night to preserve a 3-2 Four County Conference baseball victory for Wallace-Rose Hill at West Bladen. Hargrove had carried a 3-0 lead into the home half of the seventh but walked lead-off batter […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill scored 3 unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and the Lady Bulldogs held on to claim a 5-3 Four County Conference victory at West Saturday. The game was suspended due to rain on Thursday with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth […]

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 1654—Bridge at Rowley, Mass. begins charging toll for animals.   1662—Royal charter granted to Connecticut.   1765—1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia.   1802—Washington, DC,is incorporated as a city.   1846—Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas.   1901—Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Fla.   1921—West Virginia imposed 1st state sales tax.   1937—Margaret […]

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The 2015 White Lake Spring Half Triathlon was held Saturday, May 2. The triathlon consisted of a 1 1/2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. The winning time, for the men, was 4:23:48 turned in by Nathan Smith of Raleigh. The winning time for the women was 4:38:08 turned in by […]

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Bladen County is full of talented residents and the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market gives these artists the opportunity to showcase their work the first Saturday of every month in Elizabethtown. There was such a large variety of art offered at the market today. Ginny Edge offered stained glass. Ed Harris brought watercolor paintings. Basket Making […]

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Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Charlie Magnone returned to Bladen County Friday, stopping first to visit students at Clarkton School of Discovery, and then presenting a program of vocal and piano works from the American Songbook at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. The concert was orchestrated by a collaborative effort from Bladen Community College, Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, […]

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By: Robert G. Hester   Bladenboro firefighters will soon house their equipment and do their training in a newly constructed 9,990 square foot fire station.  The cost of the new fire department is in the $1.1 million range.   Fire Chief Jackie Coleman indicated earlier that construction is expected to be completed later this summer.  The new […]

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By: Robert G. Hester Many Bladenboro area residents were on hand at the Farmers Market to select their favorite plants from the nice display by Bladen County Master Gardeners, plus the items inside the market.   The weather was perfect, the plants were beautiful and healthy and the Master Gardeners were pleased with the turnout. […]

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Wonder if senior citizens sometimes use up portions of their body….eyes, ears, teeth and more???   In a 2013 article, out of pocket medical expenses for a 65 year old couple averaged about $220,000 for the remainder of their retirement, the median annual cost for an assisted living community was about $41,000 per year at that […]

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East Bladen soccer Coach Jay Raynor has been selected to coach in the Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase that will be played June 26-28 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Raynor will serve as an assistant coach for the East Girls team and will also serve as the head coach of the Southeast […]

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Sandra Cain

Sandra R. Cain For Better Living Energy drinks are beverages that contain large doses of caffeine and other legal stimulants like ephedrine, guarana and ginseng.   This term was created by companies in the beverage industry and is not recognized by the Food and Drug Administration or the United States Department of Agriculture. Energy drinks are […]

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1865—US President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis.   1876—Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League.   1878—US stops minting 20 cent coins.   1885—“Good Housekeeping” magazine is 1st published.   1908—1908 “Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright.   1918—General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company […]

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Approximately 2,200 North Carolinians eligible for direct cash payments Raleigh: More than 2,200 North Carolinians who lost their homes to foreclosure by SunTrust are eligible for direct cash payments totaling approximately $2 million but must file to claim their money by June 4, Attorney General Roy Cooper reminded consumers today. “Recovering from a foreclosure is […]

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Elizabethtown Middle School Vs. Clarkton School of Discovery Share on Social Media using shortcode: https://bladenonline.com/?p=12071 Share:

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The ECU Pirate Club Armada, hosted by Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson Chapter of the ECU Pirate Club will be held, Monday, May 4, 2015. Guests of the event will be Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeil, Athletics Director Jeff Compher, Pirate Club staff and ECU athletes. Social time will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner will […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

What a beautiful rainbow late Thursday….If you missed it…check our news page..Heather Cain shared a pic with BladenOnline…Thanks Heather…. One of the highlights of the past week was the special award for a special young lady….Abby Norris, an outstanding athlete and academic leader at East Bladen High school, was the recipient of the Spirit of […]

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This Day In History

1704—Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement. 1822—John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston.   1848—The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.   1867—Howard University chartered.   1873—1st US postal card issued.   1883—“Buffalo Bill” Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show.   1884—Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper […]

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Junior Taylor Rivenburgh batted 4-4 with a home run and drove in 4 runs to lead Heide Trask to a 9-3 Four County Conference softball victory at East Bladen Thursday. The victory cemented Trask’s hold on first-place in the conference as the  Lady Titans (11-0) opened up a 2-game lead over the second-place Lady Eagles […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery exploded for 11 first inning runs in route to a 15-0 Bladen Five Middle School Conference baseball victory over visiting Elizabethtown Middle School Thursday afternoon. In the top of the first, Jordan Robinson and Josh McKoy reached base for the Cougars but were not able to score. In the bottom of […]

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Baseball

Elizabethtown ended Clarkton School of Discovery’s bid for an undefeated season Thursday as the Lady Cougars held on for a 19-15 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Clarkton. Coach Raymond Marlowe’s Lady Blue Devils still claimed the Bladen Five title with a 5-1 conference record and an 8-1 overall mark. Elizabethtown clinched second-place with […]

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