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Posts published in September 2015

Rouzer statement on Short Term Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) released the below statement following the passage of a temporary spending measure until a final budget agreement…

Thoughts While Shaving

We live in interesting times….. Much discussion, distrust, and rumors related to Bladen County school board proposed mergers. Checked a few headlines from the region….…

Volleyball, East Bladen 3, Midway 0

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles swept visiting Midway 3-0 Tuesday night in Four County Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-22. Senior…

Volleyball, Union 3, West Bladen 1

Union defeated West Bladen 3-1 Tuesday night in Four County Conference volleyball action at West by game scores of 25-17, 25-15, 17-25 and 25-18. Senior…

JV Volleyball, West Bladen 2, Union 0

JV Volleyball West Bladen 2, Union 0 West Bladen’s jayvees swept Union Tuesday in Four County Conference volleyball action at West by game scores of…

JV Volleyball, Midway 2, East Bladen 0

Midway defeated East Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Four County Conference volleyball action at East by game scores of 25-22 and 25-18. Freshman Ashley Hardin led…

September 30, 2015: 3 things to know

Good morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, September 30 1. Will today tie a record for consecutive days of measurable rain since Bladen Online…

This Day in History—–September 30

1787—1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston. 1841—Samuel Slocum patented the stapler. 1846—Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr.…

Who Let The D.O.G.S. Out?

By: Joy Warren The D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) were out in force Tuesday evening at Elizabethtown Middle School.  The WatchDOGS program was launched through…

Thoughts While Shaving

Monday night high school football games are not the norm, especially an away game. East and West Bladen scored wins in Monday night games, both…

This Day in History

1789—1st congress adjourns. 1789—US War Department established a regular army. 1879—NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their…

McVicker is Sworn In as Trustee for BCC

On September 22nd, Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker was welcomed to the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees. Appointed to the position by North Carolina…

Is the Climate Changing?

By: Cheryl Thurston This year has seen its share of extreme weather events like: the worst volcanic eruption in Iceland, in 200 years (which finally…

Lunar Eclipse caught on camera

Photos contributed by Jeff Owen Photography https://www.flickr.com/gp/jeffowenphotography/7R47Jg The Lunar Eclipse from Sunday, September 27th and Monday morning September 28th was caught on camera by photographer,…

Auditions for LoWanda Davis Productions

LAST AUDITIONS THIS YEAR!! COME ONE COME ALL!! Oct 17, 2015, at 11am-4pm, at Bladen County Public Library. I have a couple of upcoming projects…

Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Monday and we are nearing the end of September. October begins Thursday. Hope you will check our Events section….Numerous events this week, including several…

September 28, 2015: 3 things to know

Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, September 28 1. A weekend of rain soaked the ground with 1.27 inches since Friday morning as…

This Day in History—–September 28

1542—Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay. 1687—Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA. 1779—American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress,…

Week in Review: September 20-26

The proposed school consolidation plan that calls for the closing of three Bladen County schools at the end of the academic year remained a hot…

Bladen Online By the Numbers: September 20-26

Not only was it Bladen Online’s sixth consecutive week of more than 100,000 page views, it was a record-setting week. Bladen Online had 133,380 page…

Thoughts While Shaving

The Battle of Elizabethtown organizers deserve much credit. I was expecting more rain over the past few days….at the Hester household about 1/2 inch, however…

Thoughts While Shaving

  Friday was a busy news day…mostly on the national scene….with the Pope in the US,  Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting with President Obama  at…

iPhone & iPad Tips

iPhone & iPad Tips By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 iOS9 & other Apple Tidbits  –  When to Update or Not!! Needless to say, you have noticed…

ROUZER STATEMENT ON BOEHNER RESIGNATION

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer released a statement following the announcement of Speaker John Boehner’s resignation next month: “John Boehner made a selfless and…

FOUR COUNTY EMC ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR OCTOBER 5

BURGAW, N.C. (September 21, 2015) – Four County EMC’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Monday, October 5, at Elizabethtown Middle School, 1496 Hwy 701…

Local woman receives CNL

By: Jefferson Weaver Staff Writer An area woman has earned certification in a new field of nursing. Kelly Hickman Robeson of Bladenboro was recently certified…

Healthy Snacking – For Better Living

By: Sandra R. Cain Too many snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories from sugar, fat or both. Eating too many of…

Volleyball, East Bladen 3, West Bladen 0

East Bladen defeated visiting West Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Four County Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-21, 25-10 and 25-20. Senior Lacey…

JV Football, Union 22, West Bladen 0

Union scored a pair of first-half touchdowns and went on to claim a 22-0 Four County Conference jayvee football victory at West Bladen Thursday night.…

JV Volleyball, East Bladen 2, West Bladen 0

East Bladen defeated visiting West Bladen 2-0 Thursday  in Four County Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-18 and 25-15. Shardajah Brown hammered…

September 25, 2015: 3 things to know

Good morning! 3 things to know for Friday, September 25 1. It’s Football Friday … maybe … and Bladen Online will cover the games ……

Thoughts While Shaving

Prepare for a wet Friday. The forecast is for a 100% chance of rain. East and West Bladen high school football teams are scheduled to…

This Day in History——September 25

1493—Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas. 1639—First printing press in America. 1775—American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured. 1789—US Congress…

Commissioners Schedule Special Meeting

Bladen County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting Monday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m. According to the news release, the purpose of the meeting relates…

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLITY HELPS PEOPLE WHO WORK

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC People with disabilities have challenges to overcome barriers and to convince others that those…

Thoughts While Shaving

Bladen County is losing a good public servant. Was a little disappointed that Cris Harrelson announced his resignation Monday, as Bladen County Human Services Director.…

September 24, 2015: 3 things to know

Good morning! 3 things to know for Thursday, September 24 1. Neither rain nor dark of night will keep Bladen County high school football teams…

This Day in History——September 24

1657—First autopsy & coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in Maryland. 1789—US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution. 1789—US Attorney General Office is…

What Are Bladen County Citizens Reading?

The Bladen County Library in Elizabethtown is a most valuable asset for our county. It is used by school children as well as adults to…

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