05/19/2019
  • 8:50 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 19
  • 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 1:17 am Obituary: Clarence Angus Ferguson
  • 1:05 am Where Should I Play Golf … And What Does It Cost?
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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC Good communication is about more than just promptly taking a customer’s phone call or directing them to a helpful website. It includes providing useful information in a clear and easy-to-understand way, in writing, on the web, and over the phone. June is National Effective […]

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The services of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Program of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, are not only for people aged 65 and older. SHIIP also provides free counseling about Medicare to people on Medicare due to a disability. Before you can receive Medicare due to a disability, you must apply, be approved and […]

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                    Brunswick County: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Statewide County of the Year Award to SHIIP Coordinators René Tarquinio and Jennifer Sherman, who accepted the award on behalf of Brunswick County.                       Insurance Commissioner […]

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Dear Editor:   So many times, we think of all the bad things happening around us. It clouds our ability to see wonderful things are happening, even during tragedies. On Saturday morning, June 27, 2015, I witnessed a group of dedicated people working together to save as much of Gibson Cancer Center as possible. Many […]

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Bladen County Systems Administrator 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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Bladen We Care’s 26th annual fund-raisers were very successful according to President, Mac Campbell, Jr. Campbell reported recently that the Annual Gala and Golf tournament will provide the funds for grants to, Bladen County residents, who are experiencing difficult times due to medical expenses. Bladen We Care also assists other organizations that provide assistance to […]

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The July 4th holiday is upon us!! The County of Bladen would like to remind citizens and visitors that fireworks are strictly regulated and dangerous – so stay safe and obey the law! Please use caution when using legal fireworks. Most fireworks are illegal to use, sell, and possess in North Carolina. There are a […]

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Ever feel like the world is caving in? So much turmoil in the world….Isis killing innocent people…..policy makers that are doing much my simple brain cannot comprehend….tornadoes… sharks ….Our political leaders, or wanna be political leaders making statements they think the average voter wants to hear so they can be elected or re-elected…. There are still […]

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A five-run, fourth-inning rally overcame a 2-0 West Robeson American lead and propelled Elizabethtown to a 7-4 victory Monday night that put the winners into the championship game of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Minors Tournament at Red Springs. Elizabethtown is the only remaining unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament and will play once-beaten […]

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Jarrett Williams and Trey Storms combined on a 3-hit shutout Monday night as West Bladen blanked visiting North Brunswick 10-0 in the opening round of the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball post-season tournament. Coach Kim Cain’s Knights improve to 11-5 and will travel to South Columbus Tuesday for a 7 p.m. semi-final game. East Columbus will play […]

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1834—Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) 1859—Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1896—W.S. Hardaway patents electric stove. 1898—Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense of a horse” 1906—John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College. 1914—Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 iOS 8.4 Update I plan to wait a while to update to iOS 8.4. 8.4 provides a fix to a serious hack problem where usernames and passwords can be stolen. Unfortunately it creates a bug in the Gmail that I use. There will likely be another quick update so I’ll wait. […]

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FCA US LLC, formerly the Chrysler Group LLC has sent out an important safety recall. FCA said, “The driver airbag inflator housing in the vehicle may rupture, due to excessive internal pressure, during normal airbag deployment events. This condition is more likely to occur if your vehicle has been exposed to high levels of absolute […]

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The Bladenboro Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for  15 year old Iyana Shabre Ross, black female. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a purple tank top. She is considered to be an “in danger” juvenile. She was last seen on foot, location […]

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A huge asset to Southeastern North Carolina, the former, Camp E-Tik-Etu, is now Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The non-profit group held their Open House yesterday, Sunday, June 28th at their location on Susie Sandhill Road. The vision of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Bladen County started to form about 10 years ago according to […]

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Desmond Bryant, an East Bladen graduate, and veteran NFL defensive lineman will conduct a free Football Camp at East Bladen on Saturday, July 11. Registration for youngsters ages 6 to 18 will begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow. For additional information contact East Bladen Eagle football coach Robby Priest at 645-2500. For […]

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Elizabethtown pounded out 13 hits and piled up 20 runs en route to a 20-3 victory over West Robeson National Sunday night in the District 9 Minors Tournament at Red Springs. With the victory Elizabethtown is the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament and will play once-beaten West Robeson American Monday night at 8 […]

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Tyrone Mathis slugged a 3-run home run to highlight a 5-run fifth inning that propelled Elizabethtown to a 9-5 victory over Lumberton National in the District 9 Minors Tournament at Red Springs. Lumberton National grabbed an early 1-0 lead and had another rally ended by Elizabethtown shortstop Evan Pait who made a leaping over-the-shoulder catch […]

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Oh what a beautiful morning…… Did you see an interview with David Sweat’s mother?  Sweat is the prisoner who was recaptured Sunday in New York.. He was in prison for murder.  His mother described his unruly behavior at the age of 9 years old…and how it continued into adulthood. Cancer patients that depend on Gibson […]

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1776—Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor. 1863—George Armstrong Custer, aged 23, appointed Union Brigadier General. 1891—US National Forest Service organized. 1899—Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 million damage. 1906—US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce. […]

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Hopefully the oppressive heat has moved on, at least for a couple of days…Highs in the upper 80s today and Monday and lows tonight in the 60s. The rain came and hopefully it was a crop-savor…We will see….Rainfall amounts vary greatly in the area…At the Hester household, (less than 3 miles southeast of Elizabethtown, as the crow flies) we […]

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1770—Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia. 1820—Tomato is proven non-poisonous. 1846—Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax. 1892—Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees. 1902—US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million. 1935—FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky. 1939—Pan AM […]

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  Have you been wondering when we will get that new Arby’s that has been in the news? BladenOnline spoke with Jennifer Leggett, Director of Marketing & Food Services for Minuteman Food Mart and we have an update for you. According to Jennifer, DeVane Builders of Elizabethtown will be doing the construction and their goal is […]

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At approximately 7:15 am this morning, officials with Southeastern Health were notified of a fire at the organization’s affiliate, Gibson Cancer Center (GCC), which is located at 1200 Pine Run Drive in Lumberton. No one was in the facility at the time and no one was injured. According to Lumberton Fire Department Chief Paul Ivey, […]

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The official opening of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads will be celebrated this Sunday, June 28th, from 2 pm until 4 pm with an Open House to show off all the Lord has given to help those with addiction problems. The entire campus will be open and guests will be able to tour the facility. Bruce Cannon, […]

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New services and businesses are what helps a community grow. There are three businesses now open in Bladenboro on Martin Luther King Jr.  Drive / Hwy 211. The businesses offer an array of different products and services, but all three should be popular for consumer needs and wants. Coffee & Cream at 114 MLK Dr. […]

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We received rain last night…much needed rain.  At the Curtis Brown Airport in Elizabethtown, rainfall totaled about 1.33 inches.  2 or 3 miles west of the airport, abut 1.25 inches.  The rainfall was spread over about a three hour time period from about 11:30 p.m. to around 2 a.m.  We needed every drop and more…..and more […]

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Evan Pait pitched four strong innings of relief as Elizabethtown opened the District 9 Minors Tournament in Red Springs with a 9-3 victory over West Robeson American. Tyrone Mathis started and pitched the first two innings for Elizabethtown, and Pait took over on the hill in the third inning and finished up. Pait and Coleman […]

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1778—Liberty Bell came home to Philadelphia after the British departure. 1847—New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires. 1867—Bank of California opens doors. 1893—Great stock crash on NY stock exchange. 1917—1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service. 1929—1st color TV demo (NYC) 1934—Federal Savings & Loan Association created. 1939—Brooklyn Dodgers tie […]

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Clara is a native of Bladen County and a Registered Nurse who works in the OBCM-Obstetrics Case Management program at Bladen County Health Department. OBCM is a program for Medicaid-Eligible pregnant women who are identified through a Pregnancy Risk Screening done by their Medical provider. OBCM helps ensure that at risk maternity clients are receiving […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Two women and two children escaped a 2004 Buick LeSabre before it caught fire. Pam Davis, from Carvers Creek, was the first one on the scene. According to Pam the car was smoking when she pulled up and the four people were standing on the side of the road. She said, “As […]

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By: Ken Clark NC 87 at Hammonds Creek Right now and continuing through the next two week period, the only (planned) road closure in the county is on NC 87 at the Hammonds Creek Bridge. Thursday, a separate truck detour was implemented in order to try to get the trucks off of the narrow lanes […]

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The 2015 filing season for municipal elections begins on Monday, July 6 and closes on Friday, July 17. The date for local elections is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The following offices and current office holders: Elizabethtown, Mayor: Sylvia Campbell Council Members: Ricky Leinwand John Darrell Page, Jr. (unexpired term) Dickie Glenn Bladenboro Town Commissioner: Everett […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice recently met a goal to sell 750 tickets for its Last Chance for White Pants Gala raffle. That was the minimum number that had to be sold for the raffle of a 2015 A5 Audi Cabriolet convertible to take place. “Based on the support we received from the community and since […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain MyPlate is the USDA guide to healthy meals. You can use it to help plan your meals quickly. MyPlate is perfect for helping plan picnics. Many picnic plates are already divided into sections! Plan Picnics can be easy to plan. They are popular with people of all ages, especially during the […]

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By: Elizabethtown Rotary Club Elizabethtown – Just in time for summer time fun, folks are reminded about the benefits and amenities at Jones Lake State Park. This past Wednesday, Shane Freeman, Park Superintendent of Jones Lake State Park gave a presentation about all the numerous uses for Jones Lake to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. Freeman […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston People are the only ones talking about the weather, but we are not the only ones suffering through it. The bitter chill of winter has passed into the heat of summer, and what a heated summer we are having. These abnormally high temperatures that are causing so much human discomfort are affecting […]

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The Ultimate Super Late Model Series travels to Dublin Motor Speedway, on Saturday June 27, 2015 for the Rattlesnake Rumble, paying $5,000 to the winner. The speedway is known for its fast speeds along with some of the best racing around. Dublin Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile semi banked dirt oval located in Dublin, […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston Members of the United States House of Representatives, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives are elected by district. The North Carolina General Assembly is required to redraw these districts following each census, because of changes in the population and the need to maintain equal representation. The most […]

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For many, they never knew a time when there was no air conditioning, however, for many senior citizens and actually some of the younger folk….they remember…an unpleasant memory… Rain is needed….Last night there was golf ball size hail in Person County…(Roxboro area) along the Virginia line…and serious lightning in Orange and Durham counties….We will receive […]

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1721—Dr. Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America. 1870—1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens. 1896—1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission. 1900—Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever. 1916—Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game) 1919—NY Daily News begins publishing. 1924—Ziegfeld Follies opens […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen swept both ends of a Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball double-header from Loris, SC Thursday night by scores of 6-2 and 13-4. Seth Britt slammed a double to start the Knight first inning. Britt advanced on an infield out and raced home on Scott Bowen’s sacrifice fly. Chandler Lennon blasted a double, and Ray Jones […]

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The triple digit heat didn’t keep the Elizabethtown Express 11U from playing the game they love this past Saturday, Sunday and Monday, June 20th through June 22nd in Rocky Mount, NC. After playing seven games in the exhausting weather the guys brought home the trophies by winning the 11U Summer World Series 2015. Pictured top […]

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Vineyard Golf

Six teams participated in the June 25 Thundering Herd weekly golf tournament at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. There was a tie with two teams shooting 7-under par. A scorecard playoff was held and first place went to the team of Alex Keith, Jim Hancock, Ricky Wright and Ellen Gause. Taking second place was Lee […]

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By: McDuffie Pest Control Elizabethtown, NC – With the arrival of summer comes the resurgence of one of America’s most annoying and most dangerous pests—the mosquito. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 2,205 U.S. cases of West Nile virus in 2014, 97 of which were fatal. In honor of National Mosquito […]

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These dog days of summer make for the perfect time to have a cup full of Sunset Slush Classic Italian Ice. Now, thanks to two Clarkton School of Discovery teachers finding a summer business Bladen County residents don’t have to drive to the beach to enjoy Sunset Slush Ice. This is the second week in […]

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Whiteville rallied for 7 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to defeat Bladen County 12-3 Wednesday night in the championship game of the District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournament at Tabor City. Bladen County had carried a 3-1 lead into the fourth inning. “We played really well and had the lead until […]

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1672—1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass. 1798—US passes Allen Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens. 1835—1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (Now San Francisco) 1867—1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B. Smith of Ohio. 1868—US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day. 1910—Mann […]

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Our high reached 97 degrees yesterday and that tied a 2010 record.  No Heat Advisory today…for the first time in 10 days to 2 weeks, maybe longer….Our high temp is expected to be 91 degrees today, 98 Friday, 91 Saturday and 86 degrees on Sunday and Monday.  We have a 40 to 60 percent chance of […]

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Fairmont 12, Elizabethtown 4 Fairmont exploded for 7 runs in the top of the sixth inning to claim a 12-4 victory over Elizabethtown in the semi-finals of the District 9 Coach-Pitch Tournament at Fairmont Monday night. Elizabethtown had scored 3 runs in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth to trim a 5-0 […]

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Mac Campbell, Jr., President of Bladen We Care recently presented a check to Rev. Bruce Cannon, Director of Missions with the Baptist Association and David Chestnutt, Executive Director of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads to support their efforts in Bladen County. Pictured Left to Right: Rev. Bruce Cannon, David Chestnutt, Mac Campbell, Jr. Share on social media using short […]

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West Robeson scored 15 runs in the top of the last inning to defeat Elizabethtown in the championship game of the District 9 Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament in Fairmont. Both teams finished the tournament with one loss each. Elizabethtown had defeated West Robeson 14-10 in the round robin phase of the tournament. In Tuesday’s game Elizabethtown […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver Some friends of mine had a special treasure to show off the other day. Their new baby, tiny as he is, was a huge source of concern and prayer in our community for months. Right now he is a typical newborn, without much personality that can be seen by anyone outside the […]

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Elizabethtown outlasted West Robeson 14-10 Sunday night to finish the round-robin portion of the District 9 Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament with a perfect 2-0 record and advance to Tuesday’s Championship Game. Allister Russ started Elizabethtown’s 5-run first inning with a single, and Torrean Cogdell ripped a one-out double. Jake Gooden knocked in Russ and Cogdell with […]

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A Bladen County resident’s documentary about White Lake will debut on UNC-TV tomorrow, Thursday, June 25th at 10:15 pm and now we have to opportunity to show our support. The film is ‘White Lake – Remembering the Nation’s Safest Beach’, by Robert Kinlaw, who is Bladen County born and raised and a current student at […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC Achieving financial independence is key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. Prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, open a secure my Social Security account and assess your financial […]

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The Elizabethtown All-Stars were awarded the District 9 Coach-Pitch Tournament Sportsmanship Trophy Tuesday night as the District 9 Tournament concluded in Fairmont. Elizabethtown reached the tournament semi-finals, before being eliminated by Fairmont Monday night. Members of Coach Rusty Hill’s Elizabethtown All-Stars are: Tyler Lewis, Connor Smith, Chase Butler, Zach Sholar, Colton Daly, Gabe Cashwell, Nolan […]

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Bladen County survived a last-inning Columbus County rally to claim a 10-9 victory Tuesday night in the District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournament at Tabor City that secured a berth in the North Carolina State Coach-Pitch Tournament for the winners. Coach Joseph Russ’ Bladen County squad advances to the District 2 Championship Game Wednesday at 7 p.m. […]

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Elizabethtown pounded out 22 hits and outslugged Fairmont 15-10 in their opening game of the District 9 Coach-Pitch Tournament at Fairmont. Allister Russ led off the Elizabethtown first inning with a single, but was forced at second on Lucas Johnson’s fielder’s choice. Torrean Cogdell blasted a triple that scored Johnson. Jake Gooden drove in Cogdell […]

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West Columbus edged East Bladen 5-4 Tuesday night in Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball action. The Eagles plated a run in the first inning as Sincere Smith led off with a single, advanced on a Devan Stocks sacrifice and raced home when Kyle Tatum cracked a single. East Bladen added two runs in the third inning. Josh […]

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Hump day has arrived…..Temps still in the upper 90s are expected through Saturday and dropping into the upper 80s through the end of the month….We need rain….40% possibility for the next 3 days…mostly in the p.m. Did you see the highly publicized documentary, “An Obvious Suspect” last evening?…WRAL/WILM produced the 30 minute report related to […]

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Three Bladen County students are attending and exploring cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts as the 2015 Session of the North Carolina Governor’s School is underway. Bladen County students Nikki M. Locklear, Claire P. Parrish and Maria M. Lopez Gonzalez are attending the five-and-a-half week summer residential program along with 647 other rising […]

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1795—US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty. 1817—1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast. 1861—Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from Union. 1882—National League expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty. 1884—Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years. 1916—Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get […]

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Heat Advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. this morning to 8 p.m. this evening.. Locations…..Bladen and other counties in Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina.. Heat Index Values…Up to 109 due to hot temperatures and high humidity. Timing….Late morning through this evening.. Impacts…Increasing risk of heat-related illnesses for those not taking the proper […]

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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015. “The extensive outreach campaign […]

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Bladen County Information Technology 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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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff James A. McVicker released the following information concerning a vehicle accident involving an on duty Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responding to a call and a civilian vehicle. McVicker said the collision occurred at approximately 10:22 pm Monday night at the intersection of NC Hwy 211 Bypass and NC Hwy 410 just outside the […]

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The Bladenboro Town Council gathered to discuss changes to the town’s taxes. The main topic of discussion was about changing the current tax rate in Bladenboro. The end decision was to increase the tax rate from .59 to .64. Mayor Rufus Duckworth explained the situation Bladenboro currently faces, “It’s public record, the boat plant out […]

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Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelite have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are […]

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Heat Advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. this morning to 8 p.m. this evening… Locations…Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina. * Heat index values…Up to 109 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s…and dewpoints in the mid 70s. * Timing….Late this morning through this evening. * Impacts…Increasing risk of heat-related illnesses […]

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Sandra Cain of the NC Cooperative Extension office held a Lunch & Learn session at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market at noon on Monday, June 22, to deliver some important messages about how dairy products impact our health. The focus of this first mid-day demonstration was the Importance of Dairy Products in the Daily Diet, because […]

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A new budget was approved last night (6-3) by the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. The new tax rate is 82 cents or an increase of over 13 percent.  The vast majority of the increase will be used to pay the debt service for a new detention center and sheriff’s office. Other increases are for updates […]

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1683—William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to nor broken” 1776—Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress. 1784—1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren) 1868—Christopher Latham Sholes patents “Type-writer” 1908—The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro’s […]

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By: Robert G. Hester Bladen County Commissioners met in special session Monday evening and approved the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and set a tax rate of 82 cents to cover the total cost.  The current rate is 74 cents and has remained the same for several years. At the Monday meeting,  the board approved a contract with […]

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We offer a variety of services: Metal Roofing Shingle Roofing Decks Windows Doors And We Have: Financing Available Contact us today! Khepri Company LLC 104 N. Gillespie Street Elizabethtown, NC 28337 910-862-4006 khepricompany@gmail.com Share on social media using short code: https://bladenonline.com/?p=17327 Share:

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 Sheriff James A. McVicker said a joint license checking station by his deputies and troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in the early hours of Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of three individuals, the recovery of three stolen weapons and seizure of over $6,000.00 in cash. Sheriff McVicker said his deputies set […]

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41 teens opted to spend a week at the State Highway Patrol’s summer camp learned to push their mental and physical boundaries The 22nd Student Trooper Program started Sunday, June 14 and ended Friday, June 19 with a graduation program. Each day, the summer camp started at 5 a.m. with physical training and ended at […]

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Raleigh – Todd Lyden of the Small Business Center at Bladen Community College, graduated in June from the Rural Economic Development Institute, an intensive, three-month training program designed for those who help lead rural communities. Rural Center President Patrick Woodie presented graduation certificates during a ceremony at the N.C. State Legislative Building. Conducted by the […]

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WHITE OAK — A portion of the grounds at Harmony Hall Plantation Village will be transformed into an early 18th century setting on Saturday and Sunday when Brian Avery creates an area to demonstrate the production of tar, pitch, turpentine and rosin. The event, which will begin at about 9 a.m. both days, will be […]

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Saturday, June 27, 2015 is National HIV Testing Day, an awareness campaign. National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in 1995 in response to the HIV epidemic’s steady growth,  in the middle-income neighborhoods where people thought, “it doesn’t happen here”. All Americans need to know they should Take the […]

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For many years, our name has been synonymous with first-rate HVAC services in Bladen County and surrounding areas.  We are licensed, insured and certified for all your heating and air conditioning needs. Our product range has grown to meet today’s ever-changing demands, continuously adopting the latest energy efficient technology. We offer both installation and service for air […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Father’s Day weekend was the perfect time to remember not only one of the best fathers, but someone who continues to have a profound impact on Bladen County, his name, Oren Taylor. Dublin Motor Speedway held the “Oren Taylor Memorial Race” this weekend bringing in a huge crowd and as I enjoyed […]

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Another hot day is in store for area residents and another Heat Advisory is in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Our high today is expected to be 98 degrees, 99 tomorrow and Wednesday, 98 Thursday and 95 on Friday…..Use caution when outside… A WRAL Documentary “An Obvious Suspect” will air Tuesday at 7 […]

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Nakina edged Bladen County 7-6 Sunday in the District 2 Coach-Pitch (Class AA) Supplemental Tournament at Tabor City. “The kids played well,” said Bladen County Coach James Shipman. “Brianna Wuergler and Isaiah Lee were the leading scorers for us with Hunter Simmons following.” The loss eliminated Bladen County from the tournament. Bladen County had suffered […]

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Russell Erwin won the pole and dominated the race. winning the 8th annual Oren Taylor Memorial Late Model event Saturday night at Dublin Motor Speedway. It was the second consecutive year that Erwin won the race named in memory of the late Oren Taylor, who opened the track in the late 1970s. Erwin won $3,000 […]

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1847—Doughnut created. 1868—Arkansas re-joins the US. 1870—1st Boardwalk in American invented. 1874—Game of lawn tennis introduced. 1915—BMY, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service. 1932—National League approves players wearing numbers. 1934—John Dillinger is informally named America’s first Public Enemy Number One. 1944—US President Franklin Roosevelt signs “GI Bill of Rights” (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act) 1946—Bill Veeck […]

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Sword of the Lord Ministries has set a goal for Unity of Community, and they’ve been joined by several other groups of community builders from local churches and interested organizations. Saturday, June 20, started off with a Kick Ball Tournament at Leinwand Ball Park between the Klean Kut Riders Motorcycle Ministry, (President Corey Faison, whose […]

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Neveah Singletary and Emmanuel Drew walloped triples that keyed a seven-run fifth-inning and sparked Bladen County to an 11-2 victory over South Columbus in District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournament action at Tabor City Saturday. With Bladen County already leading 4-2, Joshua Strickland and Aidan Russ cracked singles to begin the Bladen County fifth inning. Singletary hammered […]

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Bladen County Degree Recipients Virginia Riel—White Lake, NC Bachelor of Arts Sociology Brittany Hollis—Elizabethtown, NC Bachelor of Arts Biology Brittnie Owens—Garland, NC Bachelor of Arts Psychology Haley Wachter—Elizabethtown, NC Bachelor of Arts Biology Dean’s List Allison Cottle—-Sophomore, Elizabethtown, NC David Lewis—-Junior, Elizabethtown, NC Melissa Macon—Sophomore, Riegelwood, NC Gregory Majeski—Sophomore, Council, NC Brittnie Owens—Senior, Garland, NC […]

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Have been away for a few days and between technology I was not comfy with and my lack of knowledge, I discovered some of what I thought I sent was not sent… Happy Fathers Day….Hope you have an opportunity to spend some time with your father today….realize many are deceased..but we have them in our memories… Wikepedia (the […]

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1782—Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it’s symbol. 1819—320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic) 1840—Samuel Morse patents his telegraph. 1863—1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa) 1963—West Virginia admitted as 35th US state. 1864—Battle of Kinston, NC & Battle of Abingdon, Va. 1874—1st US […]

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From our dad, Daine, to Grandad Alan, Grandad Coley, Grandad Smith, Paw-Paw Don, Paw-Paw Foland, Poppy and Uncle Bob we have truly been blessed with some great men in our lives who know how to be great dads! Thank you all for all that you do. We love you bunches! A.J. and Paul Alan Smith […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain The American Heart Association, or AHA, dietary guidelines not only stress healthy eating, but also the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Balancing the calories you eat against those you burn translates into watching your portion sizes and including physical activity for weight control. Making lifestyle changes means exactly that, a change […]

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By: Robert G. Hester 1782—Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it’s symbol. 1819—320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic) 1840—Samuel Morse patents his telegraph. 1863—1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa) 1963—West Virginia admitted as 35th US state. 1864—Battle of Kinston, NC & Battle of […]

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The thunderstorm didn’t keep the supporters away from the Open House / Business After Hours Reception at First Bank on Thursday, June 18th. Michael Davis, Bank Branch Manager invited the community to see all the new changes his branch has made and to network after hours with live entertainment and refreshments. New paint, beautiful office […]

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The Elizabethtown All-Stars rolled to a 17-3 lead and eventual 23-13 victory over Lumberton American Friday night in the opening round of the District 9 Coach-Pitch (Class AA) Tournament at Fairmont. Nolan Tatum slammed a double to highlight a 4-run first inning for Elizabethtown. Lumberton answered with 3 runs in the home half of the […]

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West Bladen rallied for single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to post a 2-1 victory over visiting Whiteville Friday night in Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball action. Whiteville took a 1-0 lead in the fifth, but Knight outfielder Donald McCullum threw out a Wolfpack runner at the plate to end the inning and lee the […]

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The heat and the storms did not hinder the 2nd Annual Bladen Mission Project 2015 from being a huge success. The youth mission project started on Sunday, June 14th and came to a close yesterday, Thursday, June 18th.   There were seven churches involved in the mission project, wherein 50 youth and 25 adult leaders […]

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The official opening of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads will be celebrated with an Open House to show off all the Lord has given to help those with addiction problems. The Open House will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 28th, from 2 pm until 4 pm. The entire campus will be open and guests will be […]

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Citizens are posting warnings about potential dangers on the new detour on Airport and Coley Roads. The N.C. Department of Transportation closed a portion of N.C. 87 in Bladen County to begin work on a 51-year-old bridge over Hammonds Creek this past Monday, June 15. The project includes bridge rehabilitation including bridge deck overlay, joint […]

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