12/11/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 3:50 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 3:47 am This Day in History – December 11
  • 1:04 pm Bladen County Solid Waste holiday schedule
  • 12:58 pm Gov. Cooper Encourages Public to Remain Vigilant Due to Remaining Snow and Ice in Some Areas of North Carolina
  • 12:41 pm Man charged with Hania Aguilar’s murder denied bond
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On 08/29/15 Elizabethtown officers made a vehicle stop on S. Poplar St. The driver of the vehicle gave a fictitious name and officers noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officers ordered the three occupants out of the vehicle and a vehicle search was conducted. Officers discovered a loaded .357 magnum revolver […]

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Last week we asked you to send us your first day of school photos with the name of your school. We promised to enter every school represented in a drawing to win a $50 donation for school supplies. We had entries from almost every school in Bladen County and one in Columbus County. Over 20 […]

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  Each year, The Dublin Peanut Festival selects a graduating senior from West Bladen High School to receive its $2,000.00 Scholarship Award. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior to continue their education at Bladen Community College. There are different levels of criteria for the award but the most important is the student’s grades. […]

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Each year the students at Dublin Elementary School, submit a hand drawn picture of what the Peanut Festival means to them in hopes of being selected as that year’s T-Shirt Design Winner. The Peanut Festival T-shirt Committee then goes through the drawings and selects the one that stands out from the rest. This year’s winner […]

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Bladen County 4-H’ers took part in the 2015 North Carolina 4-H Congress, held in July 18-21. The event attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. 2015 4-H Congress participants and awards presented to Bladen County youth […]

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Bladen County 4-H’ers took part in the 2015 North Carolina 4-H Congress, held in July 18-21. The event attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. 2015 4-H Congress participants and awards presented to Bladen County youth […]

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Elizabethtown – “Building Men for Christ”, the Laymen League of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church’s 4-day 2015 Men’s Conference, will be held September 16, 17, 19 and 20; each weekday beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sunday School on September 20 at 9:00 a.m. with morning worship services at 10:00 a.m. Men, male youths and teens of the […]

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What’s better than a record-setting week? Another record-setting week! That’s what you, our readers, did last week with your continued support of Bladen Online by making it your choice to keep up with Bladen County news, sports and information. For the week of Aug. 23-29, Bladen Online had a record 125,908 page views and a […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, August 31 1. Erika may no longer be a hurricane nor a tropical storm. However, it still may bring an inch or more of rain to Bladen County through Tuesday morning. And, just for good measure, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on […]

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1422—Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months. 1842—Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolt machine. 1842—US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress. 1886—1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC, 110 die. 1897—Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph) 1909—A. J. Reach Co. patents cork-centered baseball. […]

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Hope you read about our latest numbers for the past week…August 23-29. Unreal is the best way to describe…A second record in 2 weeks….According to Google Analytics, BladenOnline had 125,908 views and 22,277 visits…If you would like your company included on our site, call Charlotte Smith at 910-876-5393. We are proud of our accomplishments…thanks to […]

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Clarkton, Dublin, Elizabethtown, and White Lake Fire Departments responded to a fire on Pickney Street in Elizabethtown in between 8 and 9 pm on rainy Sunday night, August 30th, 2015. A Duke Power Lineman was also on the scene due to a power outage on Williams Street, right behind the location of the fire, according […]

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With 22 cars entered in a race on a 4/10ths mile race track, being up front from the start is often the key to victory. Chris Ferguson proved it Saturday night in front of an overflow crowd at Dublin Motor Speedway. The Mount Holly-based driver was the fastest qualifier, then led all 50 laps in […]

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Bladenboro Town Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday evening…a closed session to deal with personnel…  Melanie Hester, current Administrator, recently asked to return to position of Clerk to the Board… The Mighty Echoes gospel group is celebrating their 55th anniversary tonight at the Brunswick Waccamaw Baptist Association Building in Whiteville…Several groups will participate….Check […]

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A tanker overturns at the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant, spilling potentially deadly chemicals. Are emergency responders ready? That was the purpose of a training exercise Saturday morning at the plant which straddles the Bladen and Cumberland County lines on N.C. 87. About two dozen Bladen County EMS, fire and law enforcement joined emergency personnel from […]

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There was good news: The Summer Sounds Concert series ended with quite a show. There was news both good and bad: Bladen County schools opened its academic year. Good news for most parents. Bad news for most kids. And bad news: There was an armed robbery at the Dollar General store in Dublin. Three Elizabethtown […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Sunday, August 30 1. It’s less than a week before dove hunting season opens, according to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regulations. It starts Saturday. Season for mourning doves and white-winged doves are Saturday through Oct. 10 and Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2016. Daily bag limit is 15 […]

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Harrells Christian jumped out to leads of 21-0 and 27-7 en route to a 41-20 non-conference football victory Friday night over visiting Statesville Christian. Senior Marcus Scarborough and junior Tyshii Scarborough teamed up to rush for 321 yards and 3 touchdowns for the winners.  Senior Marcellus Allison added 70 yards to the Crusader attack that […]

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Four County Conference East Bladen 29, Whiteville 8 West Bladen 53, West Columbus 24 Clinton 35, Southwest Onslow 7 Wallace-Rose Hill 45, East Duplin 0 Heide Trask 42, South Robeson 10 Topsail 40, Pender 14 Midway 20, Princeton 0 Union, Open. Other Area Games Harrells Christian Academy 41, Statesville Christian 20 Douglas Byrd 26, St. […]

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1776—US army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC. 1836—The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. 1843—1st blacks participate in national political convention (Liberty Party) 1850—Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city. 1890—President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products. 1901—Hubert Cecil Booth […]

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East Bladen capitalized on five Whiteville turnovers, and the Hines brothers, juniors Ethan and Eian, combined for 280 all-purpose yards as the Eagles posted a 29-8 non-conference football victory over the Wolfpack Friday night at East. “The defense played lights out,” said Eagle Coach Robby Priest. “We wanted the shutout, but this is still something […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Saturday, August 29 1. Heard of Natter? A new app. Twitter lite, perhaps. Just three words. Four too many. You do that? Not quite sure. Seems very hard. In fact, impossible. What say you? 2. At least three of the top 10 drivers in the Ultimate Super Late […]

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1831—Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer. 1854—Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay) 1862—US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation. 1889—1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, RI) 1898—The Goodyear tire company is founded. 1904—1st Olympics in US are held (St. Louis) 1906—William J. Clothier wins the US Tennis Open. 1916—Congress creates US Naval Reserve. […]

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Great morning to go for a walk….temps in the low 60’s…beginning to feel like autumn….Labor Day is next weekend…Summer’s last “fling.”…but no walk for this old ‘codger’ today….do that 5 days a week, Monday through Friday… Saw some stats on the “Ashley Madison” website….the website that promotes married folks “cheating” on their spouses…Only 3 zip […]

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CERRO GORDO – Malique McDowell and James Moore combined to score seven touchdowns and run for 319 yards Friday night as the West Bladen Knights rolled to their second win, racing past the West Columbus Vikings 53-24 in a non-conference high school football game. McDowell, a senior, gained 178 yards on 18 carries and scored […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston On Friday, August 28, 2015, Dr. William Barbor, of the NAACP, the Rogers Law Firm, of Fayetteville and the people of the local community, came together at the First Baptist Church, in Bladenboro, to honor the memory of Lennon Lacy, the 17 year old West Bladen High School Football player, who was […]

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We have an update on the new Arby’s and Minuteman Food Mart in Elizabethtown. According to Jennifer Leggett, Director of Marketing and Food Services for Minuteman Food Mart, DeVane Builders of Elizabethtown will be doing the construction and their goal is to have the building process completed before year’s end. Not only will there be […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club heard from Assistant District Attorney Glenn Emery on Wednesday. But for the first order of business, President Renee Horton presented Rotarian Alan Pingree with his membership package and welcomed him to the club. Rotarian William Findt introduced Emery to the group. He began his remarks with discussing how the […]

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By: Charlotte Smith We saw some Bladen County Farmers hard at work this week harvesting their corn. We wondered how the season was this year for our county. Shane Harrelson said, “This looks to be a good year.” Harrelson said his family has been farming since the 1930’s in Bladen County. The family of Farmers […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain Summer has flown by and students have already started back to school. Buying lunch at school may be the first time your child gets to make decisions about which foods he or she will eat. The good news is that school lunches have improved over the years, both in taste and […]

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Sandra Cain has been named Bladen County director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension effective Sept. 1. An Extension agent with more than 30 years experience, she has served as interim county Extension director since May 1. Dr. Travis Burke, interim director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean of NC State University’s […]

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Christian Diego scored with 23 seconds remaining as West Bladen rallied for a 4-4 tie with West Columbus on Thursday in a non-conference soccer match. Diego’s goal capped a comeback which saw the Knights score three consecutive goals in the final 18 minutes to tie the score after West Columbus took a 4-1 lead in […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles continue their long-time rivalry with Whiteville’s Wolfpack tonight in the Eagles home opener at Lenon Fisher Stadium. East Bladen has won 3 of their last 4 meetings against the Wolfpack and 7 of the last 10. A year ago Farrell Murchison ran for 208 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 28-19 East […]

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West Bladen won a pair of women’s tennis matches from Purnell Swett Thursday. The first win was in the completion of a match that was suspended on August 20 at Swett. The Lady Knights were able to get to 5 wins first and clinch the victory by a 5-2 score. Singles : Alanna Ludlum (WB) […]

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West Bladen’s Knights travel to Cerro Gordo tonight to battle the West Columbus Vikings in a key non-conference football game for both teams. Coach Russell Dove’s Knights will look to build on last week’s 46-0 romp past South Robeson, while West Columbus looks to bounce back from a last-minute 43-42 loss to South Brunswick. The […]

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A stifling defense and a strong rushing attack propelled the East Bladen’s Junior Varsity football team to a 48-0 win over the host Whiteville Wolfpack Thursday night. The Eagles scored on each of their offensive possessions during the game and totally dominated the statistics piling up 321 yards of total offense while holding Whiteville to […]

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Junior Morgan Schumacher poured in 18 service points to lead West Bladen to a 3-0 non-conference volleyball victory over visiting West Columbus Thursday night by game scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-21. Schumacher reeled off 11 straight service points in the second game to stretch a 10-9 West Bladen lead to 21-9. Schumacher also contributed […]

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The final Summer Sounds concert was held last night and another huge, appreciative crowd….Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce and their financial supporters.. Not much left of August ’15…. The financial markets have been a “sight to behold’ recently….A little like riding a roller coaster….Up and Down….A wild ride…. Four County EMC announced recently their […]

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1565—Oldest city in the US, St. Augustine, Florida, established. 1609—Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay. 1830—1st locomotive in US, “Tom Thumb”, runs from Baltimore to Ellicott’s Mill. 1837—Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce. 1861—Battle of Fort Hatteras, NC. 1862—Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC. 1884—First known photograph […]

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Junior Lexie Mendell and senior Lacey Suggs led East Bladen to a 3-0 non-conference volleyball victory over visiting St. Pauls Thursday night. Mendell slammed in 5 kills, 3 aces and 13 service points and had one assist. Suggs fired in 6 aces, 4 kills, and 13 service points, and had one assist and a block. […]

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West Bladen’s jayvees claimed their second straight volleyball victory Thursday with a 2-0 win over non-conference foe West Columbus by game scores of 25-14 and 25-16. Sophomore Mikayla Winebarger rang up 10 service points, 3 aces and 2 assists to lead the Lady Knights. Teammate Abbey Young fired in 5 service points and 3 aces. […]

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East Bladen’s jayvee volleyball team remained undefeated Thursday with a 2-0 non-conference victory over visiting St. Pauls by game scores of 25-19 and 25-22. Shardajah Brown fired in 11 service points, 4 aces and 2 kills to lead the Lady Eagle attack. Sophomore Kaley Smith finished with 6 service points, an ace, a tipped winner […]

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Photoed Left to Right: Charles DeVane, Retired Chief Bobby Kinlaw, and Mac Campbell The last “Summer Sounds” concert was named a retirement party for the retired Chief of Elizabethtown Police Department, Bobby Kinlaw by Dawn Maynard, the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. The local Black Water Rhythm and Blues band always knows […]

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What if there was a major chemical spill at the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant that straddles the Bladen and Cumberland County borders off N.C. 87? Are emergency agencies in both counties and the plant prepared? The organizations will find out Saturday morning when Bladen County Emergency Services personnel will join staff from Cumberland County and […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Friday, August 28 1. East Bladen hosts Whiteville at 7:30 tonight and the Bladen Sports Network will broadcast the game. Check it out at WODR 105.3 FM or online at coolbeach1053.com. West Bladen will play at West Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Bladen Online will live tweet from each […]

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It was a year ago today that Bladen County lost Lennon Lacy, a talented football player at West Bladen High School. Lacy’s death was first ruled a suicide, but since his family members, friends, and the NAACP voiced concerns about unanswered questions surrounding his death, there have been investigations by the SBI and FBI. According […]

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The John & David Asbury “Berry” Hester families will celebrate their family reunion on October 31 at 1 PM at the Oak Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church fellowship hall. The church is located on Oak Grove Church Road approximately five miles out of Bladenboro, NC off Hwy 242 north. The meal will be catered. […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension North Carolina and South Carolina were once one – one colony that is – prior to our nation’s independence. Sometime around the late 1600s or early 1700s – historians differ on exactly when – the two colonies separated. Then, when the United States was formed, they become two […]

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A 4-H’er from Bladen County attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina August 21-22, 2015. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in […]

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Today, Thursday, August 27th Kip Hester was sworn in by the Town of Elizabethtown as the Town’s new Chief of Police. Share on Social Media: https://bladenonline.com/?p=23788 Share:

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RALEIGH – September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month, and wineries and vineyards across the state are planning wine tastings, grape stomps and other special events to celebrate the industry. “There’s a lot to celebrate,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The wine and grape industry contributes more than $1.7 billion to the state’s economy and […]

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A few years ago three top amateur golfers got together and talked about the lack or tournament activity in southeastern North Carolina. They decided that they would attempt to form an organization that would fill this need for senior golfers. Southeastern North Carolina has, for the past several years, been a vacation-retirement spot for folks […]

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By: Stacie Kinlaw Claire Parrish representing Bladen County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bladen County delegation returned home from three days in which more than125 youth and adults representing over 60 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday morning passed a bill that will keep the government running through Sept. 18 as the House and Senate continue to work on a budget that was supposed to be enacted June 30. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. He is expected to sign […]

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At least three of the top 10 drivers in the Ultimate Super Late Model series points standings are expected to compete Saturday for the $5,000 top prize in the third annual Rattlesnake Rumble at Dublin Motor Speedway. However, Dublin regulars such as Dean Bowen, who has won the last seven Late Model races at the […]

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DUBLIN – Beginning with the Fall Semester, Bladen Community College is offering a new career track. Medical Office Administration will provide a 2-year degree program, a 1-year diploma program, and a certificate opportunity for interested students. The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and health-care related offices. Coursework includes medical terminology, […]

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DUBLIN – The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in September. Increasing Your Credit Score for a Business Loan is offered twice. The first session is at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown on Thursday, September 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and the second session is on […]

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The 2015 Summer Sounds Concert series concludes this evening at Cape Fear Farmer’s Market featuring the music of the Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band. The last of 4 for the year…All have been well received…A great time to relax with friends… The senseless killing of two Virginia TV journalist is more than my weak mind […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Thursday, August 27 1. The last in the Summer Sounds Concert series is today at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. Bladen County’s own Blackwater Rhythm & Blues band will perform beginning at 6 p.m. Be there or be square. 2. It was four years ago today […]

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1667—Earliest recorded hurricane in North America (Jamestown, Virginia) 1859—1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Pennsylvania by Edwin Drake. 1881—Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas: about 700 die. 1894—Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court. 1897—Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later Hall of […]

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Wilmington New Hanover 7, East Bladen 0 Wilmington New Hanover defeated East Bladen 7-0 Wednesday night in non-conference men’s soccer action at Wilmington. Class 4-A New Hanover improves to 3-2 on the season, while Coach Jay Raynor’s Eagles suffered their first loss of the season and are now 2-1. East Bladen’s game at Leland Tuesday […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver The young lady was incensed. “Somebody ought to do something,” she exclaimed. Now, the crisis at hand involved a solution that wasn’t very clean, glamorous or sanitary. Nor could it be profitable in any way whatsoever, save in having done the right thing. The young lady, who I know in passing, had […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston On June 7, 2015, an emergency call came into 911 and three individuals did more than just their jobs, they saved a little girl’s life. Today, Bladen County EMS held a special award ceremony to honor the commitment to excellence displayed by emergency responders in our community. The emergency was that a baby […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party is pleased to host an Education Forum with Jamey Falkenbury, Education Advisor to Lt. Governor Dan Forest. The forum will be held at the Bladen Community College Auditorium on Sept 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm. The presentation will cover Common Core, Teacher Pay, Education Funding, the Digital Learning Plan and […]

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Bladen County Soil & Water Conservation District would like to invite you to attend a local work group meeting to share your ideas for identifying and prioritizing the natural resource issues in Bladen County. We hope you can join us on September 8, 2015, at 9:00 AM in the McDuffie Library of the Powell Melvin […]

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Morgan Sweeney from West Bladen High School was named 2014-2015 All Conference winner for Volleyball. Sweeney graduated in 2015 from West Bladen High School, but has been back this summer helping Coach Davis train this year’s team in volleyball. Share on social media using short code: https://bladenonline.com/?p=23641 Share:

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Ricardo Flores scored the tie breaking goal with 13 minutes remaining, then added an insurance goal in the final minute as St. Pauls defeated West Bladen 5-3 on Tuesday to hand the Knights’ soccer team their first loss of the season. Seth Britt scored a pair of goals in one minute early in the second […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, August 26 1. Elizabethtown’s Mighty Echoes gospel group will celebrate its 55th anniversary Sunday at the Brunswick Waccamaw Baptist Association building in Whiteville. Also scheduled to appear are Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites, the Goldenaires and the Swan Creek Male Chorus. Doors open at 6 p.m., program […]

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1629—Cambridge Agreement, Massachusetts Bay Company stockholders agree to emigrate. 1748—The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1791—John Fitch granted US patent for his working steamboat. 1843—Charles Thurber patents a typewriter. 1858—First news dispatch by telegraph. 1873—First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, […]

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Hope you had a good night’s rest….for some; sleep was interrupted by a series of storms…between 2:30 and about 3:15 a.m. At the Hester household the storm was intense…thundering, lightning and heavy rainfall. Nearby at the Curtis Brown Airport, rainfall totaled about 2.4 inches, as of 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service…It was […]

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Volleyball, West Bladen 3, St. Pauls 0 West Bladen’s Lady Knights claimed their first victory of the season Tuesday night with a 3-0 win at St. Pauls. Junior Morgan Schumacher led the balanced West Bladen attack with 12 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills and 2 blocks. Senior Lorna Smith fired in 7 aces, 11 […]

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West Bladen 8, West Columbus 1 West Bladen rolled past West Columbus 8-1 Tuesday in a non-conference women’s tennis match played at West Bladen. Singles: Alanna Ludlum (WB) def. Logan Elkins (WC)                    8-3 Amber Long (WB) def. Morgan McDonald (WC)              […]

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West Bladen’s jayvees posted their first volleyball win of the season Tuesday with a 2-0 non-conference victory at St. Pauls by game scores of 25-23 and 25-18. Sophomore Elizabeth Allbright fired in 5 aces and 8 service points to lead the West Bladen scoring. Sophomore Mikayla Winebarger drilled in 4 aces, 6 service points and […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is holding five regional meetings to inform backyard poultry owners about the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that is expected to be introduced in the state this fall. Veterinarians with NCDA&CS and the N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will give an […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Elizabethtown Fire Department will begin a Hydrant painting project, starting on Monday, August 31, in which they will repaint all the fire hydrants in the town, turning them Blue, Green, Orange, or Red. If you are not a fire fighter, you may think that all fire hydrants are the same. You […]

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Washington, DC. – Allie Marsh, of Clarkton, NC recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2015 National Leadership Conference. Allie, who is a sophomore at West Bladen High School, and is the daughter of Rusty and Gail Marsh, received a Silver medal in […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston Construction is underway at D’Vine Foods in Elizabethtown, the grading is done, the padding has been laid and the crews are pouring concrete for the foundation. But the future requires a few changes to the plans Ron Taylor had for the land his family has held for years. Taylor envisioned an entrance […]

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We offer in home services to individuals who would otherwise be at risk for nursing home placement. Adult Services include: • In-home aide services • Nursing • Medical Supplies • Medical Equipment • Respite/Caregiver Relief • Telephone Alert • Case Management Child Services include: • Pediatric Nurse level services • Nurse aide services • Respite/Caregiver […]

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Three Elizabethtown men were arrested Monday night and charged in an armed robbery of the Dollar General store in Dublin, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. The men were apprehended after a brief vehicle chase that ended in a mobile home park at the intersection of Owen Hill Drive and Robin Drive less than […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the apprehension and arrest of three individuals responsible of an armed robbery of the Dollar General store on Albert Street in Dublin Monday night. McVicker said the robbery call came in at approximately 8:45 pm. The call was made by a customer who was at the back of the store […]

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Sgt. Richard Bailey and Deputy Spencer Bryant of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office will be awarded a life saving commendation for administering CPR to an infant and saving the child’s life. A ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Bladen EMS in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park next to the airport. The award […]

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Farmer Malcolm Cross of Elizabethtown lost 3,000 pounds of tobacco in a fire. The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown was planning a golf tournament at Carolina Sands Country Club. An area off highway 242 near Bladenboro was designated for public housing. A group of citizens from Bladenboro was asking for a recall on the fire district […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — August 25, 2015 — Small business owners gave North Carolina a B- for its business friendliness, with B+ grades for labor regulations and ease of hiring, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Complete results for North Carolina will be published at https://www.thumbtack.com/nc/. Nearly 18,000 U.S. small business owners responded to the […]

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Highland Gardens Assisted Living of Clarkton was shut down Friday by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services because conditions at the 60-bed facility on South Smith Street presented “an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the residents,” the agency said. In documents mailed Thursday to Inez Myles, who is listed […]

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Remember…You do not pass a stopped school bus…and if you do, hopefully someone will report it and you receive a citation…maybe a time ‘on foot’ will jog the ‘common sense’ portion of the brain. If you see it happen, jot down the license plate number and report to law enforcement. Hopefully this is the day […]

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1829—President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses. 1864—Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda. 1910—Yellow Cab is founded 1912—1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin. 1915—Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage. 1916—US Department of Interior forms National Park Service. 1932—Amelia Earhart […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Tuesday, August 25 1. Mark your calendar. Bladenboro Historical Society’s Fun Day is scheduled Sept. 12. It will be held on the grounds of the Bladenboro Farm Life School next to Bladenboro Middle School. The event serves as a fundraiser to help support the Bladenboro Farm Life School. […]

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PEMBROKE – Rain may not stop the postal service from delivering the mail. It also didn’t stop the West Bladen soccer team from scoring goals. The Knights scored twice in a downpour in the opening four minutes Monday en route to a 5-2 win over the Purnell Swett Rams. It was West Bladen’s second win […]

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East Columbus won three games by a total of six points and squeaked past East Bladen 3-1 Monday night by game scores of 25-23, 18-25, 25-23 and 26-24 in non-conference volleyball action at East Bladen. Senior Claire Campbell lit up with the scoreboard with 20 service points, 3 aces, 5 kills and 5 assists. Campbell’s […]

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Fairmont defeated West Bladen 3-0 Monday night in non-conference volleyball action at West by game scores of 24-19, 25-10 and 25-20. Junior Logan Autry topped the West Bladen scoring with 9 service points, 4 kills and an ace. Teammate Kathryn Schultz followed with 5 service points, an ace and a kill. Junior Kaylee Stevens chipped […]

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East Bladen’s jayvees swept visiting East Columbus 2-0 Monday in non-conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-17 and 25-17. Sophomore Kaley Smith knocked in 10 service points, 3 aces and a kill, while dishing out 8 assists to lead the Lady Eagles. Team mate Bethany Lesane followed with 6 service points, an ace and […]

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Fairmont defeated West Bladen 2-0 Monday in non-conference jayvee volleyball action at West by game scores of 25-13 and 25-22. Freshman Raegan Davis led the Lady Knights with 9 service points, 2 aces and 4 digs. Sophomore Elizabeth Allbright fired in 8 service points and 2 aces. Sophomore Brinkley Collier followed with 7 service points […]

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The Fairmont at West Bladen Women’s Tennis match was stopped by rain Monday with Fairmont leading 4-3. The remaining in-progress doubles matches will be completed when West Bladen travels to Fairmont on Sept. 2nd at 3:30 p.m. Singles: Taylor Britt (F) def. Alanna Ludlum (WB)                  8-5 Amber […]

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VaShawn Mitchell and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III to headline event, Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company WASHINGTON—Stellar award-winning gospel singer VaShawn Mitchell will perform and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III will deliver the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Annual Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention […]

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NC Capitol Connection has released a list of almost 100 North Carolina and local government email addresses that have been uncovered so far as part of the hack of the online affair website, Ashley Madison. Included on the list is a Bladen County Board of Education email address. There are at least 2 Robeson County […]

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Sept. 20 – Briar Branch Baptist Church will hold their Fall revival services beginning Sunday, Sept. 20 and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 23. Services begin at 7:00pm on Sunday night and 7:30pm Monday through Wednesday night. Reverend Kevin Kinlaw will be bringing the message each night. The church is located on NC242 approximately 8 miles […]

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The Clarkton PFWB Church will host their Fall Revival beginning October 11th through October 14th. Sunday Oct. 11th will begin at 6 pm. Monday the 12th through Wednesday the 14th will begin at 7 pm. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Mike Jacobs, pastor of the Mt. Sinai Holiness Church of Bolton, NC. Special Singing each […]

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By: North Carolina Pest Management Association Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) welcomed a new slate of executive officers for 2015-2016 last month. The officers were sworn in during the 2015 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The new officers include President, Lee Smith of Rid-A-Pest, Inc. in Morehead City; Vice […]

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