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Posts published in July 2015

Bladen Commissioners Meet Monday Evening

Bladen County Commissioners will meet in regular session Monday. One of the first items of business on the agenda is a rezoning request to change…

Elizabethtown Town Commissioners Meet Monday

Elizabethtown Commissioners meet Monday for their regular monthly meeting. The board meets at noontime for a workshop and to review the agenda for the evening…

Bladen County NCDOT Road Update

By: Ken Clark ROAD OPENINGS: SR 1316 – Tar Heel Ferry Road It looks like the new bridge over the Cape Fear River at Tar…

Team Work Cleans Up Bladen County

By: Charlotte Smith Sitting in court all day can be very boring, but when you are in Bladen County Superior Court watching the trial of…

Escaped Robeson County prisoner captured

LUMBERTON – A prisoner who escaped from the Robeson CRV Center on Thursday night was captured Friday morning at the WalMart store in Pembroke, according…

Thoughts While Shaving

A friendly reminder of the fund-raiser tomorrow for Ayven Lennon in Bladenboro.  Fun activities begin at 10 a.m. and Chicken and BBQ plates, and an…

This Day in History—–July 31

1790—1st patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. 1792—Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philadelphia. 1893—Henry Perky patents shredded…

Perry, Lumley to Wed

Jim and Sadie Perry of Clarkton announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Perry, of Greenville, N.C. to Tyler Lumley, also of Greenville. The…

Kids Health is important too

By: Healthworks Fitness and Wellness Children are learning how to live healthy lives at Healthworks Fitness and Wellness through the HealthFit for Kids program. The…

Thoughts While Shaving

From time to time I get up enough nerve to go into the attic and pull down a cardboard box filled with who knows what…

This Day in History—–July 30

1729—City of Baltimore founded. 1739—Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ 1844—1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club. 1898—Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes.…

West Bladen Mini- Cheerleading Camp

Huge thank you to Samantha Carroll Beyer and Madison McLamb for contributing the photos. Coach Mary Todd and the West Bladen Cheerleaders are practicing all…

Bladen Unemployment Rate For June Was 8.6 Per Cent

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one…

Thoughts While Shaving

Rain, rain, come today or soon…. Baseball season at the local level is over….it is time for fall sports….bring them on….. For NFL fans….Thoughts on…

This Day in History—-July 29th

1773—1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio. 1786—1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pittsburgh Gazette. 1844—NY Yacht Club forms. 1847—Cumberland School of Law…

Upcoming Non-Profit Seminars

  Register online or call: 910-879-5572 Starting August 11, the Second Tuesday of each month will have a Non-Profit seminar at East Arcadia campus East…

Thoughts While Shaving

A hearty BladenOnline salute to the West Bladen Pre-Majors baseball team, coaches, parents and supporters.  You made us proud… Everyone loves to win and this…

This Day in History—-July 28

1866—Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US. 1898—City of Miami incorporated. 1900—Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut. 1914—Foxtrot 1st danced at New…

Thoughts While Shaving

What a performance by the West Bladen Pre-Major baseball team playing in the World Series in Guntersville, Alabama.  Yesterday, they defeated the Virginia state champions…

This Day in History—-July 27

1586—Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia. 1789—US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs (State Department) 1837—US Mint open in Charlotte, NC.…

This Day in History—-July 26

1775—United States Post Office (USPO) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin. 1788—New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution. 1790—US passes Assumption bill making US…

West Bladen dedicates game to Ayven Lennon

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – The West Bladen baseball team showed a fighting spirit Saturday by rallying from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Ozark, Alabama, 9-4,…

Thoughts While Shaving

Let me add my congratulations to all the others, to the West Bladen Dixie Pre-Majors baseball team for their victory yesterday and wish them the…

Thoughts While Shaving

The past few days have been ‘newsy’ and there is more…. Our court system is ‘newsy’….Good and bad…Good that the folks who have been arrested…

This Day in History—-July 25

1722—The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border. 1729—North Carolina becomes a royal colony. 1775—Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna…

A Cat’s Tale…….Who Owns Who?

By: Norgie Hester Growing up I owned a dog. I really never cared much for cats. That all changed when the wonderful lady I married…

Elizabethtown Fire Department Hosts Rescue Tools Demo

A representative from Genesis Systems gave a demonstration at the Elizabethtown Fire Department Thursday night of the new models of eFORCE Battery-Driven Rescue Tools. Hydrolic…

Summer Sounds Concert

By: Cheryl Thurston North Tower played with gusto for Bladen County folks last night in the second of four Summer Sounds concerts at the Elizabethtown…

Thoughts While Shaving

Hope everyone received some rain….realize that is not likely….At one Happy Valley location southeast of Elizabethtown, rainfall totaled about 1.3 inches…all welcomed and much needed.…

This Day in History—–July 24

1758—George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess. 1824—Harrisburg Pennsylvania newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson. 1847—Brigham Young…

Mother Charged in Child Drowning at White Lake

The White Lake Police Department has charged Teresa Denise Lauderback of River Road White Oak, NC with Felony Child Abuse (Neglect). Teresa Denise Lauderback is…

This Day in History—–July 24

1758—George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess. 1824—Harrisburg Pennsylvania newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll.  Clear lead for Andrew Jackson. 1847—Brigham Young…

This ‘n That

Plans for new Bladen County Detention continue to move forward. A pre-bid conference was held Wednesday and the bid opening is scheduled for the first…

Ranking of Presidents

A favorite pastime for many of us is to condemn/praise and compare presidents we know about, or think we know. Earlier this year, a couple…

Thoughts While Shaving

The West Bladen Dixie Pre-Majors baseball team, coaches and supporters head south today.  They will be participating in the World Series as the North Carolina…

First Day 2015-2016 at Columbus Charter School

Columbus Charter School is a public K-8 charter school. Public charter schools accept fewer taxpayer dollars in exchange for freedom to offer alternative curriculum and…

Bladen Sheriff’s Office assists with meth arrests

The Bladen County Sherriff’s Office assisted the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office vice narcotics unit with an investigation that resulted Monday with the arrest of two…

This Day in History—-July 22

1587—A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.  The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances. 1796—Cleveland, Ohio was founded by General Moses…

Thoughts While Shaving

BladenOnline.com brings back another first…Last year, about this time of the year, one of our Bladen County youth baseball teams played in the National World…

Bladenboro woman pleads guilty to murder

Becky Nance, 55, of Bladenboro, entered a plea of second degree murder Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Reuben Young. Nance has been incarcerated since she was…

Social Security Celebrates 80 Years

Eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law one of the most important legislations of all times, the Social…

Why the possum crossed the road

By: Jefferson Weaver The possum rubbed his eyes as he crawled out of the trashcan. He wondered if there was something wrong with his day-old…

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

  Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Hill of Clarkton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The Bladen County Board of Education was considering changing the high school…

Bladen County Financial Update

Bladen County Commissioners receive an update on the financial condition of the the county each month. Monday night, Lisa Coleman, Bladen County Finance Officer, presented…

Bladen County Commissioners Recognize Employees

Bladen Commissioners recognized 13 employees for reaching years of service with the county.  All who were present were presented Certificates of Appreciation.  Some were unable…

Bladen County 10-Under Girls Finish Third in State

The Bladen County All-Stars finished third in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) 10-Under Girls Softball State Tournament in Williamston. Bladen County was eliminated by tournament…

This Day in History—–July 21

1865—In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.…

Bladen County Commissioners Meet

Bladen County Commissioners met Monday evening for a regular monthly meeting and dealt with numerous items on the agenda. Included in the Consent Agenda; 1)  A…

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 351 AM EDT TUE JUL 21 2015 ROBESON-BLADEN-MARLBORO-DARLINGTON-DILLON- 351 AM EDT TUE JUL 21 2015 ...HEAT ADVISORY…

Thoughts While Shaving

80 degrees at 5 a.m. in Bladen County this morning………High today…near 100 degrees…Heat Index Values…up to 109… Commissioners covered a wide range of topics at…

Elizabethtown Breaks Ground at Leinwand Park

By: Cheryl Thurston Mayor Sylvia Campbell gave the welcoming speech at today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the additions that are coming to Leinwand Park in the…

NCDA&CS recognized for marketing efforts

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services was awarded the 2015 Marketing Excellence Award by the North American Agricultural Marketing Officials during…

Thoughts While Shaving

If you enjoy hot weather, you should be happy for the next few days….Temps in the 90s and Heat Index Values in excess of 100. …

Why I love the “Mother County”

From Bladen County baseball and softball teams showing their skills, to concerts, fun by the water, and great churches, Bladen County is always standing tall.…

This Day in History—-July 20

1868—1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes. 1878—1st telephone introduced in Hawaii. 1890—Snow & hail in Calais, Maine. 1911—Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits…

Committee of 100 Annual Meeting Date Set

The Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc. will hold their annual meeting Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Powell/Melvin Agricultural Service Center, 450…

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