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Posts published in June 2015

This Day in History – June 19

1835—New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint. 1861—Anaheim Post Office established. 1862—Slavery outlawed in US territories. 1865—Siege of Richmond,…

Thoughts While Shaving

We need cooler temps and some rain…my thoughts while shaving… For some, never seen such hot days for so long….for ole-timers…’Let me tell you…….’ We…

RABIES IS HERE IN BLADEN!!

IT IS TIME!!! TO GET YOUR PETS VACCINATED IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO!! The Bladen County Health Department Animal Control Office has reported that…

REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM BRISSON

The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) held its regularly scheduled meeting today and approved grants to be awarded in your county. The following Industrial Development…

Thoughts While Shaving

It will be another hot day today and more to come….We need rain and cooler temps… Congratulations to the local folks recognized at the Tuesday…

West Bladen Cheerleading Mini-Camp

West Bladen’s varsity cheerleaders will host a Mini Cheerleading Camp in July. The camp will be for ages 3 to 13 and will be held…

This Day in History – June 18

1682—William Penn founds Philadelphia, US. 1812—War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain 1822—Part of US-Canadian boundary determined. 1873—Susan B. Anthony fined $100…

HEAT ADVISORY

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a HEAT ADVISORY… which.is in effect from 11 a.m. this morning to 7 p.m. EDT this evening.…

Hospice offers free grief program

Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program, Living with grief: Growth and education groups for adults, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, July…

This Day in History – June 17

1700—Massachusetts orders priest to leave the country. 1824—Bureau of Indian Affairs established. 1856—Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia. 1863—Travelers Insurance Co of…

Thoughts While Shaving

Our temp reached 100 degrees yesterday afternoon…that breaks the old record for the date of 98 degrees set 34 years ago in 1981. Youngsters and…

Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball

East Bladen 12, East Columbus 8 Tanner Meares and Alex Coates combined for five hits and six runs scored to lead East Bladen to a…

White Lake drowning victim Identified

4 year old Donicio Noe Mendez of White Oak drowned at White Lake shortly after noon Monday. The child was with his mother and siblings…

Congratulations to Nakita Shumpert

Nakita Shumpert, 21 years old, has just graduated with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology from UNC Pembroke with several awards and has been an exceptional…

We Are Paying Them What?

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

National Fudge Day- June 16

National Fudge Day is celebrated annually on June 16th. National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor…

Thoughts While Shaving

WOW, Yesterday’s high temperature of 98 broke a record for the date (96) that was set in 2010.  Today, we are expecting another record breaker…Our record high…

Checking our inbox

Thank you to all our readers. We have emails from time to time asking for us to help bring attention to certain things in our…

Fire Victim identified in Hartsville, SC House Fire

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee confirmed that the victim of a Friday night  house fire near Hartsville, SC is Dorothy Pait Johnson.  Johnson apparently was the…

This Day in History – June 16

1784—Holland forbids orange clothes. 1864—Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va. 1880—Salvation Army forms in London. 1896—Temperature hits 127 degrees at Fort…

Bladen County Commissioners Meet for regular session

Bladen County Commissioners move through their agenda in a work-like fashion Monday night, that included numerous items related to the Sheriff’s Department and appointments to various boards…

2015 Regular Season Dodgers

By: Coach Joseph Russ  For the past 3 years I have been very fortunate to coach a great group of kids in the Bladen County…

Set an Example

Set an Example! By noreply@blogger.com (Chris Denny) on Jun 15, 2015 05:00 am WORD I Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because…

Elizabethtown Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

5th Grade A Honor Roll Kassie Bagwell, Donnie Ezzell, Alexus Mitchell, Kory Smith, Natalie Spears, Chase Starkloff, Latham Waters B Honor Roll Raymond Autry, Kaylee…

Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Monday, a very hot Monday….a Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. High temp records could fall….Yesterday’s high temp was…

This Day in History – June 15

1664—New Jersey established. 1775—George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army. 1836—Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union. 1844—Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber. 1851—Jacob Fussell, Baltimore…

Thoughts While Shaving

If you enjoy hot weather, this is your kinda day….Hot, use caution. Short report on sickness and death…As I grow older, guess I pay more…

Mark Gillespie Named DYB Assistant State Director

Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball League President Mark Gillespie has been named Assistant State Director for North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball. “I was surprised,” said Gillespie…

This Day in History – June 14

1642—1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts. 1775—US Army founded. 1834—Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer, Jr., Springfield, Vermont. 1881—Player piano patented by John…

Congratulations High School Graduates

The Bladen County Class of 2015 had their graduation ceremonies and are now off to do great things. If you have photos and/or words of…

Thoughts While Shaving

It is going to be a hot day… with more to come.. plan accordingly. Our highest temp for this day in Bladen County is 97….…

Milk Matters – For Better Living

By: Sandra Kelly Cain Got Milk? may be a popular advertising slogan, but unfortunately for many teenagers, a more accurate question is “Got Soda?” June…

This Day in History – June 13

1789—Mrs. Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington. 1865—President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states. 1866—US House of Representatives passes 14th Amendment…

Let’s Eat Out, But Where?

After looking at the Health Grades report for May 2015, you may find several places you’d like to go to eat out in Bladen County.…

Rep. Rouzer Votes for Trade Promotion Authority

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) released the following statement the House passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation: “Passing TPA is critical to…

Thoughts While Shaving

Retirement is a tough adjustment… but better than the alternative. After 20 years at WBLA radio station in the 70’s and 80’s, I departed the…

Buddy Burney Scholarship Games Begin Tonight

The Buddy Burney Memorial Scholarship Games begin tonight (Friday) at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Complex. The games will feature AA All-Star Tournament teams from…

This Day in History – June 12

1665—England installs a municipal government in New York City. 1776—Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights. 1787—US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30…

Gators and snakes, sharks and beavers

By: Jefferson Weaver I was talking with the young son of a friend the other day, and he mentioned how excited he was that he’d…

Thoughts While Shaving

Keep thinking the FBI report related to the death of Lennon Lacy will be coming down soon….No reason to think so, maybe just hopeful… Marvin…

This Day in History – June 11

1742—Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove. 1816—Gas Light Co. of Baltimore founded. 1825—The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City. 1876—Republicans…

Abby Norris accepts Rotary Scholarship

By: Elizabethtown Rotary Club Member It is time for student scholarships to be given out. Jose Rodriguez introduced Abby Norris at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club…

2015 Woodmen of the World Summer Day Camp

Woodmen of the World invites their youth, ages 5 and older, to attend their local Summer Day Camp. This will be their 15th year holding…

Lil Knights Basketball Camp

Sponsored by Woodmen Life Boys and girls that are rising 1st grade through rising 6th grade can take advantage of the Lil Knights Basketball Camp…

Bladen County Facts NCpedia

Elizabethtown—Town and county seat, located in central Bladen County. Altitude 121 feet. Established 1773, chartered 1843, and incorporated in 1895. Named either for Queen Elizabeth…

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