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Posts published in August 2015

The Dublin Peanut Festival Scholarship Award

  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…

4-H’ers participated in State 4-H Congress

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…

Bladen Online By the Numbers: August 23-29

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…

August 31, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

This Day in History—–August 31

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

Bladen County EMS participates in training exercise

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…

Week in Review: Aug. 23-29

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…

August 30, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

Friday’s High School Football Results

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…

This Day in History——August 30

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.…

Football, East Bladen 29, Whiteville 8

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…

August 29, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

This Day in History—–August 29

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

Football: West Bladen 53, West Columbus 24

CERRO GORDO – Malique McDowell and James Moore combined to score seven touchdowns and run for 319 yards Friday night as the West Bladen Knights…

Lennon Lacy remembered by community

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…

Harvest time for corn

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…

CAIN NAMED BLADEN’S COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR

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,…

Boys soccer: West Bladen 4, West Columbus 4

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.…

Football, Whiteville (0-1) at East Bladen (1-0)

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…

JV Football, East Bladen 48, Whiteville 0

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…

Volleyball, West Bladen 3, West Columbus 0

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

This Day in History—–August 28

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…

Volleyball, East Bladen 3, St. Pauls 0

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…

JV Volleyball, West Bladen 2, West Columbus 0

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…

JV Volleyball, East Bladen 2, St. Pauls 0

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…

August 28, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

Memorial for Lennon Lacy

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…

Bladen County 4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

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…

New Police Chief in Elizabethtown

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

August 27, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

This Day in History—–August 27

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…

Men’s Soccer, New Hanover, East Bladen

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…

Somebody Ought to Do Something

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…

Morgan Sweeney 2014-2015 All Conference Winner

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…

Boys’ soccer: St. Pauls 5, West Bladen 3

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…

August 26, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

This Day in History—–August 26

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

Volleyball, West Bladen vs St. Pauls

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…

Women’s Tennis, West Bladen vs West Columbus

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:…

JV Volleyball, West Bladen vs St. Pauls

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…

West Bladen student wins at National competition

Washington, DC. – Allie Marsh, of Clarkton, NC recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of…

D’Vine Foods Construction Plans Altered

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…

Armed Robbery in Dublin

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…

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

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…

Thoughts While Shaving

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’…

This Day in History—–August 25

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…

August 25, 2015: 3 things to know

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…

Volleyball, East Columbus 3, East Bladen 1

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,…

Volleyball, Fairmont 3, West Bladen 0

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…

JV Volleyball, East Bladen 2, East Columbus 0

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…

JV Volleyball, Fairmont 2, West Bladen 0

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…

Briar Branch Baptist Church Fall Revival

Sept. 20 – Briar Branch Baptist Church will hold their Fall revival services beginning Sunday, Sept. 20 and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 23. Services begin…

Clarkton PFWB Church Fall Revival

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…

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