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Posts published in June 2015

Communicating Effectively For Your Benefit

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…

SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners

                    Brunswick County: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Statewide County of the Year Award…

We Are Paying Them What?

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…

Bladen We Care sponsors successful fund-raisers

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History – June 30

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…

iPhone iPad Tips

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…

Southeastern Carolina Crossroads Officially Opens

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,…

Desmond Bryant returns to East Bladen July 11

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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..…

This Day in History – June 29

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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.…

This Day in History – June 28

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…

New Businesses in Bladenboro

New services and businesses are what helps a community grow. There are three businesses now open in Bladenboro on Martin Luther King Jr.  Drive /…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History – June 27

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…

Meet Clara Johnson

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…

Car consumed by fire, but all are safe

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…

NCDOT Update

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…

Filing for Municipal Elections begins July 6

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,…

Hospice raffle meets first raffle goal

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…

How’s the weather, Farmer John?

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…

Does your vote count in North Carolina?

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History – June 26

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…

This Day in History – June 25

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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,…

District 9 Coach-Pitch Tournament

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…

The Little Kid Next Door

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…

FIND SECURITY WITH A SOLID RETIREMENT PLAN

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…

Elizabethtown Receives District 9 Sportsmanship Trophy

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History – June 24

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…

HEAT ADVISORY

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…

We Are Paying Them What?

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…

Bladenboro passes budget with .64 tax rate

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…

God Comforts

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…

NC Cooperative Extension Lunch & Learn

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,…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History – June 23

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…

Khepri Company LLC

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…

SHP Completes 22nd Student Trooper Program

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…

BCC Director Graduates from REDI

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…

June 27th National HIV Testing Day

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)…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History—-June 22

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…

Kick Ball, Pony Rides, and Turkey Legs

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…

UNC-CH Spring 2015

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History—June 20

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…

Some of the Best Dads Around

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…

This Day in History—June 20

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…

Successful Mission in Bladen County

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…

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