12/16/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 6:30 am Celebrate the holidays with family safely
  • 6:13 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 2:13 am Basketball League Provides Second Chance for Young Men
  • 8:34 pm Social Security benefits to increase in 2019
  • 8:21 pm This Day in History for December 16
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This Day In History

1800—John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House. 1834—First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game) 1848—First US women’s medical school opens (Boston) 1859—The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time.  Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles in good conditions. […]

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View professional photos of the event contributed by Jeff Owen: https://flic.kr/s/aHskoqyKdD This Saturday Jones Lake State Park along with Friends of the Bay Lakes hosted their first Fall Festival that exceeded expectations. Shane Freeman, Park Superintendent reported over 400 people pre-registerd for the event and there were an estimated 500 that came out and attended the event. […]

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The totals are in from Cynthia Shaw, Director at Bladen County Board of Election. Today, 55 voters cast their votes at the Bladen County Public Library. A total of 495 voters turned out for early voting. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. Get out and vote to make Bladen County a better place to work and […]

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The 9th Annual Beast Fest started this morning. Mayor Rufus Duckworth asked folks to take a moment of silence for the festival’s founder, Hiram Hester. Many town and county officials are in attendance along with the Beast of Bladenboro himself. Chief Hunt along with Sheriff McVicker told everyone it is a honor to serve the community and […]

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October is American Pharmacist Month according pharmacist.com, so we asked a couple local Pharmacist at Dickerson’s Pharamacy what being Pharmacist means to them. Jamie Carter said, “I like to help people. We get a lot of questions from people asking what we think because there is easier access to us than their is their doctors […]

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Elizabethtown Town Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting and at 12 noon for a work session.  Both meetings are held at Town Hall and both are open to the public. Mike McIntyre, former Congressman, now an attorney representing the Poyner and Spruill law firm will address the noon work session. A Public Hearing related […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. for their regular meeting.. The Consent Agenda includes a Community Transportation Grant Application for FY 2016-17, a schedule of meetings for 2016 including a holiday schedule and a Hire a Vet Week Proclamation. Commissioners will recognize Sue Lutz upon her retirement from the Bladen […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The high school football regular season is coming to a close…..one game remaining…Late scores….Midway 33-West Bladen 6 and East Bladen ‘snatched” victory from the jaws of defeat, scoring in the final couple of minutes of play to defeat Union 12-8.  Both were conference games…The last regular season game pits West Bladen at East Bladen next Friday night…. […]

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Bladen County Sports

Football East Bladen 12, Union 8 Junior Eian Hines dashed 6 yards for the winning touchdown after East Bladen recovered a late Union fumble to help the Eagles escape with a 12-8 Four County Conference football victory at Union Friday night. The Spartans had stopped a 75-yard Eagle drive on downs at the Union 4 […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Saturday, October 31 1. It’s Halloween and it looks to be ideal trick-or-treating weather. Of course, the weather isn’t always ideal. The warmest Halloween on record in North Carolina is 90 degrees at Southport in 1971. The coldest Halloween night is 10 degrees at Mount Michell in 1930. […]

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The West Bladen football team talked before Friday night’s Senior Night game against Midway about climbing the hill and conquering it. The Knights repeatedly made the climb, but kept getting pushed back in a 33-15 loss to Midway in a Four County 1A/2A Conference game at the Castle. Larry Blanks ran for two touchdowns and […]

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December 5, 2015 @ 10:00am Compass Course What would you do if you got lost and only had a compass?  Have you got a compass and do not know what direction to go?  Join a park ranger at 10:00 am for discussion on all the Cardinal points of using a compass.  Participants will use the […]

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November 7, 2015 @ 10:00am Snakes Ever wonder what snakes species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake […]

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This Day In History

1864—Nevada admitted as 36th state of the union. 1868—Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers. 1892—Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 1906—George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC. 1913—1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated. 1936—The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed. 1938—Great Depression: In an […]

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The East Bladen Eagles all dressed down today, Friday, for Cancer Day to help raise awareness of the disease that affects so many in our county. But, some of the students and faculty did more than dress down for the day. East Bladen Students currently dealing with cancer in their immediate family received a little […]

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Tomorrow is the last day to cast your vote early at the One Stop Voting center at the Bladen County Public Library. According to Cynthia Shaw, Director at the Board of Elections in Bladen County there were 64 voters that cast their vote today at the One-Stop Voting Center located at the Bladen County Public […]

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The Boost of Boro group has been setting up all day today for the Beast Fest. This year the fun starts early with amusement rides this evening starting at 6:00 pm in the First Citzens Bank Parking lot with Fun Time Amusements’ rides.. Saturday the Beast Fest Fun Run 5 K starts at 8:30 am in the Bladenboro’s […]

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RALEIGH – Through its Home From The Hunt safety campaign, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that wearing blaze orange, also known as hunter orange, is required when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail with a firearm. Hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment […]

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RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds North Carolinians who purchase individual health insurance coverage to take advantage of the open enrollment period to compare plans and choose coverage. The open enrollment period for 2016 coverage begins Sunday, Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2016. In order to have coverage effective Jan. 1, 2016, you […]

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The N.C. High School Athletic Association released average daily membership numbers for football from the State Department of Public Instruction on Friday. The figures are used to subdivide the four classifications for the upcoming state football playoffs. First round playoff games are scheduled Nov. 13. The NCHSAA determines the 64 teams in each classification that […]

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Bladen County Sheriff Department and other law enforcement departments in the county announce they are working together to keep our residents safe. Sheriff McVicker says, “We have been working as a team with Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, and White Lake Police Departments, as well as the State Highway Patrol Office and the Wildlife Commission to make Bladen […]

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Sandra Cain

Potassium is an essential mineral and a major electrolyte found in the human body. It plays an important role in nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure. Potassium is found within all cells of the body, and its levels are controlled by the kidneys. Primarily, potassium functions to regulate water and mineral balance throughout the […]

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Children enrolled at Sunshine Corner Daycare have been participating in a “Community Helpers” series in October. Tuesday, the 16 2- and 3-year-olds at the Elizabethtown facility were visited by White Lake Police Officer Jay Davis, who spoke about law enforcement’s role in the community. After pulling up to the daycare with patrol car lights flashing, […]

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LOUISVILLE, October 29, 2015—Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced a commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize $5.6 billion over the next two years within USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Deputy Secretary Harden also announced a new, tailored web tool designed to connect burgeoning […]

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Cape Fear Valley Bladen County Hospital

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health has earned an A grade for patient safety, by a leading independent hospital watchdog group. The grade was announced this week in The LeapFrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score ratings survey. Cape Fear Valley Health was the only health system in Southeastern North Carolina to receive an A. The Leapfrog […]

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This Day In History

1768—First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC) 1864—Helena, Montana’s capital, founded. 1866—Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington, Missouri ($2000). 1873—PT Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts (New York) 1888—John J. Loud patents ballpoint pen. 1894—Daniel Cooper patents time clock. 1900—First-ever US auto show opens on Madison Square Garden in […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Friday and that means football.  East Bladen travels to Union and West Bladen will entertain Midway.  Both Four County conference games kick-off at 7:30 p.m.  Last regular season home game this year for the Knights How about the Tar Heels?….Defeated the Pitt Panthers last night 26-19, improving their season record to 7-1.  Pitt is 6-2. Still waiting […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Friday, October 30 1. It’s Football Friday and Bladen Online will have it covered with reporters at West Bladen to cover the Knights’ Senior Night game against Midway, and at Union for East Bladen’s contest against the Spartans. It’s the next to last week of the regular season. […]

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West Bladen’s Knights look to celebrate Senior Night against the Midway Raiders Friday and pick up a key Four County Conference win in the process. A win would put the Knights 2 conference wins up on the Raiders in the race for play-off berths. It would also help rinse away any bad taste remaining from […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles look to return to their winning ways Friday night when they travel to Union for a Four County Conference contest. “We hope to show up a little better than we did last Friday,” said Eagle Coach Robby Priest referring to last week’s loss to Wallace-Rose Hill. “We got outside every day this […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles scored four goals in the second half to overcome a 1-0 West Bladen lead and claim a 4-1 Four County Conference victory on Senior Night at West Thursday Photos by Kenneth Armstrong West Bladen recognized seniors Anthony Sebastion, Felix Rebollar, Seth Britt, Christian Diego, Alex Vasquez, Ray Jones, Sergio Jimenez-Rojas, Osiel Munoz […]

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James Higgins ran for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns, and a late goal line stand carried the East Bladen jayvee football team to a 14-6 Four County Conference victory over Union Thursday night at East. An onside kick by Pierce Melvin on the opening kick-off was recovered by the Eagles at midfield. On the third […]

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Midway rallied with a fourth quarter touchdown then held off visiting West Bladen in the final minutes to post a 22-16 Four County Conference jayvee football victory Thursday night. Kerron Washington ran for both Knight touchdowns, and Daquan Smith scored both of West Bladen’s 2-point conversions. The first Washington touchdown came in the first half, […]

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Road Closing

Ken Clark  Bladen County Maintenance Engineer OPENINGS: SR 1708 – Rosindale Road is open.  This completes the pipe work on SR 1708. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: Beginning Monday, November 2, we plan to close SR 1710 (Elkton Road) just north of SR 1760 (Burney Ford Road) in order to replace two crosslines within close proximity to each […]

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Leinwand Park in Elizabethtown has a new addition already in use. Today was the first day the new Half-Pipe Skate park was open. Skaters are already enjoying the new outdoor expansion. The addition to Leinwand Park is in conjunction with the Downtown Revitalization Project. The town was awarded a $215,000 grant for the effort through […]

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PRECINCTS CODE STREET ADDRESS PRECINCTS               CODE             STREET ADDRESS   BETHEL                                 P15         Lions Club Bldg., 120 2nd St. Dublin, NC 28332   BLADENBORO #1              P201      Historical Bldg., 818 S. Main St. Bladenboro, NC 28320 BLADENBORO #2   BROWN MARSH               P25         Town Hall, 81 N. Elm St. Clarkton, NC 28433   CARVERS CREEK                P30         East Arcadia […]

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IPHONE/IPAD TIPS By: Gordon Kinlaw My Jongo project is done!! I was able to find a patch cable to connect the Jongo Wifi adapter to my old, but great, Altec Lansing computer speakers. I have been listening to them quite a bit today. Right now, I’m playing Barry White Radio which is a compilation of […]

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By: Sheila Nance The CSD “Pay it Forward” class has been a ray of inspiration around the halls and throughout the surrounding Clarkton communities. Why? Because they care about their fellow person. To begin with students quickly chose a cause for which they cared deeply: collecting can tabs to help finance the wonderful works of […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

KC Royal fans are celebrating after game 2 in 2015 World Series…..Last night results…Royals 7 – NY Mets 1.  Royals lead best of seven series 2-0…..The teams have today off for travel.  Next game Friday in New York. The 2015 high school football season is nearing the end….Two more regular season games and hopefully both Bladen teams will […]

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Fall is in the air and with it comes festivals! This Saturday the “The Friends of the Bay Lakes” and the staff at Jones Lake are hosting a Fall Festival at Jones Lake, from 10 am until 2 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration planned full of games, hay rides, educational opportunities and more! To […]

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November is full of seminars to take advantage of from the Small Business Center. From Marketing, Lead Generation, and business ideas, seminars are set and ready for your reservation. The Elizabethtown Public Library will host the seminar on Marketing Your Business on Tuesday, Nov. 10th from 2:30 until 4:30 pm. Build your marketing plan by […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Thursday, October 29 1. It’s another county high school rivalry matchup today. It will be East Bladen at West Bladen in boys’ soccer. Match kicks off at 6 p.m. It’s the final regular season game for both teams. East won an earlier meeting 5-1. East Bladen defeated West […]

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Board meetings are not just about information, but also “transformation.” Organizations will rise or fall as a direct result of a functional or dysfunctional Board. The Small Business Center Network will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday November 10th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Bladen Community College East Arcadia campus. This seminar is […]

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The weather this weekend should be perfect for the Beast Fest in Bladenboro, and the fun starts early with even more fun to take advantage of this year. Friday evening the fun will be kicked off in the First Citzens Bank Parking lot with Fun Time Amusements’ rides. Then Saturday there will be Beast Fest Fun […]

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Farrell and Larrell Murchison turned in solid performances Sunday to help lead their undefeated Louisburg Hurricanes to a 68-13 football victory over the Averett University jayvees in Danville, VA. Farrell Murchison carried the ball 12 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. Larrell Murchison made 3 solo tackles from his defensive line position – one […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Bladenboro Middle School students received an experience to last a life time with the appearance and apprehension of the Beast of Bladenboro Wednesday afternoon. The 5th and 6th grade classes learned about the Beast of Bladenboro from Vice President of Boost the Boro, Shane Todd. The annual celebration of the Beast Fest, […]

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1618—English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 1682—William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania. 1727—Severe earthquake in New England. 1811—1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans. 1833–1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded. 1863—International Committee of Red […]

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has released its final versions of seven game land management plans, including for Suggs Mill Pond, the 11,000-acre game land in Bladen and Cumberland counties. The Commission developed the plans to provide a management framework for these public lands that balances science-based conservation practices with public access and usage. The […]

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The Seventh Congressional District Leadership Gala Banquet will be held Friday, November 6th at 6:30 pm. The event will take place at the Mad Boar Restaurant located at 111 River Vine Parkway in Wallace NC. The Keynote speaker will be the Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin. Also speaking will be Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor State […]

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An Elizabethtown man faces several charges, including attempted murder, following an incident that took place Saturday night in Tar Heel, Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker said. Maleke Tyeri King, 21, of the 200 block of Sholar Road, has been charged with attempted murder, first degree burglary, assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and second […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Festival of Trees for Bladen and Columbus counties will feature special events each day in addition to its large assortment of locally decorated trees. The festival is Nov. 16-21 at Northwood Church, 2672 James B. White Hwy. in Whiteville. Delightfully Made: Sweet Holiday Confections will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. […]

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Jonathan Baldwin of Clarkton has pled guilty to an attempted robbery of a Family Dollar store in Whiteville and been sentenced for up to nearly five years in a prison, District Attorney Jon David’s office announced Wednesday. On Nov. 3, Baldwin entered the Family Dollar store on Madison Street in Whiteville, tossed a bag to […]

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Photos and Video by: Gordon Kinlaw   The Elizabethtown Christian Academy 3rd through 8th grade students tour Bladen County Court House on Wednesday, October 28th to learn more about Bladen County Sheriff’s Department, Commissioners, Fire Departments, EMS, the 911 call center, and how important the operations of the local court house is to our community. […]

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Clerk of Superior Court Niki Dennis (left) administered the oath of office to two new Board of Trustees members at Bladen Community College on October 27, 2015. Hayes Petteway (center left) and Pam Benton (center right), will serve four year terms with the college. Board of Trustees Chairman, Dennis Troy (right) looks on. For more information about Bladen Community […]

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DUBLIN – The public is invited to view the Crazy in Love display in the Bladen Community College library through Wednesday, October 28th. Sponsored by Families First, Crazy in Love is an interactive visual exhibit showing the progression of domestic violence in a relationship. Families First is the domestic violence and sexual assault agency for […]

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The new unemployment rate for Bladen County for September is 7.8 percent. September unemployment (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.2 percent while Buncombe County had the lowest at 4.0 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

If you live in a Bladen County municipality……a reminder, Early Voting is underway….Questions should be directed to the Bladen County Board of Elections…If you do not vote….don’t complain about the final outcome…. World Series underway….Game one…..KC Royals 5—NY Mets 4….Game two at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO. at 8:07 this PM..(Wednesday) I hope […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free grief workshop, Hope for the Holidays, from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec. 7 at its Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Grief group discussions include understanding the grief process; coping with loss; defining realistic expectations for the holidays; and suggestions for creating new holiday traditions. […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, October 28 1. Ready for an extra hour of sleep? Or ready to stay up an extra hour and not lose any sleep? However you do it, daylight saving time officially ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed […]

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This Day In History

1492—Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain. 1636—Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded. 1646—First Protestant church assembly for American Indians (Massachusetts) 1790—New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000. 1793—Eli Whitney applies for patent on cotton gin. 1882—Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association. 1886—Statue of Liberty dedicated […]

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Bladen County EMS held a fun training to the public Tuesday at Bladen Community College East Arcadia campus. Watch the video below to see the training first hand.     According to Sandra Lewis, Bladen Community College Director, 14 were in attendance. She said, “I wish more people would take advantage of it.” David Howell […]

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Final unofficial results BLADENBORO COMMISSIONER (3 seats) VOTES Gene Norton 204 Patsi Callihan 180 Sarah Jane Benson 146 Larry Hayes 144 Everett Butler 106 Write-in (Miscellaneous) 1 COMMISSIONER (1 seat) VOTES Cris Harrelson 157 Don White 112 CLARKTON MAYOR VOTES Arthur E. Whedbee 40 Write-in (Miscellaneous) 3 COMMISSIONER (1 seat) VOTES Jimmy Hudson Sr. 25 […]

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Tuesday’s Second Round Class 2-A First Flight 3, Clinton 0 Carrboro 3, Midway 0 South Columbus 3, Elizabeth City Northeastern 1 Eastern Randolph 3, North Brunswick 0 Croatan 3, Fairmont 0 Class 1-A Perquimans 3, Whiteville 1 Wallace-Rose Hill 3, Pamlico County 0 Princeton 3, Granville Central 0 Share on social media with link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=31241 Share:

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Healthy Bladen Collaborative held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday to discuss the progress that has been made thus far in their efforts to make all of Bladen County healthier, and to announce the schedule of events that have been planned to coincide with the holiday season. The Collaborative has three […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball’s Annual Haunted House will be open 7 p.m. until midnight, Thursday, October 29, weather permitting, Friday the 30th, and Saturday Halloween night. Admission is $5 per person. There is still time for you to enjoy a high performance haunted house for a bargain price, all while supporting a worthy cause. […]

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26 year old Juan Fuentes-Morales and 57 year old Ruben Caja-Rangel were recently in federal court for their involvement in the kidnapping of a St. Mathews, SC man for their part of a drug cartel. According to numerous sources, a Federal jury reached a verdict in 45 minutes on eight charges against the two.  A mistrial […]

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Bladen-County-Road-map

No citations were issued by troopers in Bladen and Columbus counties during the N.C. Highway Patrol’s week long Operation Stop Arm campaign, which ended Friday, Oct. 23. Statewide, troopers issued 23 citations to motorists who failed to stop for a school bus, the Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. The campaign was focused on promoting traffic safety […]

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Bladen County United Way’s, “Day of Caring” is approaching soon! The special event will be on Friday, November 6th starting at 8 am at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. Barbara Knight, with the Bladen County United Way made the announcement, “We have the materials to build 6 wheelchair ramps, what we need is volunteers and […]

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This coming Saturday, October 31st, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some hot pancakes for breakfast and help a local Fire Department all at the same time. Lieutenant, Ryan Varley with the White Oak Fire Department, announced the White Oak Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. The event […]

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Four County Electric Membership Cooperative has announced a series of meetings over the next few weeks, including one in Bladen County and another nearby. By attending a community meeting, you will receive valuable information about your cooperative, but most of all you will hear ideas on how you can control your energy use. Love Grove Baptist […]

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Southeastern Health hosted its 3rd Annual Regional Community Health Awards event on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Robeson Community College to recognize efforts throughout the past year to improve overall health. Recognized as overall winners, front row, from left, were Civic/Government Winner Town of White Lake Representative Brenda Clark; Faith-Based Winner Sandy Grove Baptist Church Representative […]

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The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will meet  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m at the  McDuffie Library, Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center in Elizabethtown. For additional information call 910-862-3179, Opt. 3. Share:

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The Clarkton Public Library will be hosting an Open House in honor of their patrons on Tuesday, November 10th, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. According to Library Director, Kelsey Edwards, refreshments will be provided by our local Read Hat Ladies. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 910-647-3661.  Share on social media […]

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Payton Brian Davis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 212, has earned the rank of Eagle, the Highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, on September 27th, 2015. Davis earned 27 merit badges and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow-the National Honor Society of Scouting.  He served as Den Chief and […]

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Marquail Allen Burney was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation and had his next court date set during a brief appearance Tuesday morning in Bladen County District Court. The 20-year-old Bladenboro man is being held without bond on a first degree murder charge in the death of Crystal Dionne Cruz on Oct. 13. Cruz was […]

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Payton Davis, a junior at New Hanover High School, shot a 10 pointer in Burgaw, NC. He has been hunting since he was 5 years old and enjoys dove, duck and deer hunting. He is the grandson of Terry and Nellie Macon of Bladen County and his parents are Tim and Lorrie Davis of Wilmington. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Winter time is coming, winter time is coming and I know it won’t be long….I know, not this week, but Halloween is followed by Thanksgiving and then ho-ho-ho season and if the past is any indication….colder weather is coming soon….. Remember snow and some ice in December???? I appreciate folks who own and operate small […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Tuesday, October 27 1. The last time there was measurable rainfall in Bladen Online’s rain gauge was Oct. 11. That streak is coming to an end. It looks to be a rainy couple days ahead, but the weather forecast for the weekend looks ideal for Bladenboro’s Beast Fest. […]

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Majuan McKoy dashed 15 yards for the game’s only touchdown as Elizabethtown won the Bladen Five Middle School Conference football championship with a 6-0 victory Monday night over visiting Bladenboro. After a scoreless first half, the Cougars took the second-half kick-off and drove 60 yards for the touchdown. The Cougars had one second quarter drive […]

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Lawson Hester ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 26-20 victory Monday night in Bladen Five Middle School Conference football action at Clarkton Monday night. Clarkton’s Teyshaun Berkeley put the Blue Devils on the board in the first quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run.  The 2-point conversion […]

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Union scored the deciding goal with 7 minutes left in the second overtime period to edge East Bladen 2-1 Monday in Four County Conference men’s soccer action on Senior Night at East. The Spartans worked a set piece from midfield to score the game’s first goal with 12 minutes left in the first half. The […]

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DUNN – Juan Medellin and Uvaldo Acosta combined to score seven goals as the Midway Raiders routed the West Bladen Knights 10-1 on Monday night in a Four County 1A/2A Conference boys soccer match. Medellin scored the first three goals of the game in the first 14 minutes, then Acosta netted two goals in less […]

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This Day In History

1682—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded. 1780—Samuel Williams and the first U.S. astronomical expedition to record an eclipse of the sun observes the event at Penobscot Bay. 1838—Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated. 1864—Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Board of Commissioners met on Monday night to discuss the needs of the Emergency Medical Services of Bladen County. As a measure intended to maximize the coverage area of emergency services while minimizing the need to pay overtime wages, the board voted to approve the creation of 3 new full-time positions […]

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Bladen County EMS will be conducting a Hands Only CPR class along with education on Heart Attack and Stroke, free to the public, at the Bladen Community College East Arcadia Center. The event will take place from 9:00 am till 11:00 am Tuesday, October 27th. EMS officer, Heather Ellis, will be teaching how to find […]

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Photo contributed by: Fire Chief Kenneth Clark Bladen County Firemen were learning fire control at Robeson County’s Training Center this past Saturday. Firemen from different fire departments in Bladen County were in the training. Bladen County has the opportunity according to some local officials to have training available like the Firemen attended this weekend, locally […]

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Please join us for the Invisible Wounds of War project exhibit opening reception at UNCW Randall Library on November 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00pm. Invisible Wounds of War is a project that explores the psychological, spiritual and moral injuries of war. The exhibit will include writing by Veterans participating in the project workshop as well […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

63.6 per cent of registered voters in Bladen County cast votes in the general election. Concerned Taxpayers of Bladen County elected DeWitt Clark of Clarkton Chairman of their group. An A-10 Thunderbird jet crashed near Ammon killing the pilot. One of Clarkton’s oldest establishments, Gooden’s Grocery, was robbed. Moore’s Department Store in Elizabethtown opened for […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Monday, the last Monday in October, 2015.  Halloween caps off the week & month….a full week and weekend of activities in the area….Many church related, the Bladenboro BeastFest and so much more.  Check our Events section… Local football teams head back to the practice fields following a “not so good” Friday night performance.  Well, […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, October 26 1. The Bladen County Board of Commissioners have scheduled two special meetings today. The first is 5 p.m. about a personnel issue. The second is at 7 p.m. about a budget worksho regarding Emergency Medical Services. The meetings will be held in the Commissioners Room […]

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By: Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC November is National Blog Posting Month, which means there’s never been a better time to join the conversation with Social Security. We recently launched our new blog, Social Security Matters. The blog is our interactive center for engaging with you by answering questions and […]

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This Day In History

1492—Lead pencils first used. 1682—William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York. 1774—Minute Men organized in colonies. 1787—“Federalist Papers” published, calls for ratification of United States’ Constitution. 1810—US annexes western Florida. 1858—Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine. 1876—President sends federal troops to South Carolina. 1881—Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK […]

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East Bladen’s cross-country team competed in the Four County Conference meet at Heide Trask Tuesday. Marley Ketterer led the East Bladen women finishing in eleventh place with a time of 26:59.  Teammate Tatyiana Graham posted a time of 29:39 to claim nineteenth place. East Bladen’s Ashton Magby recorded a time of 34:00 to finish in […]

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Bladen County Sports

West Bladen’s Four County Conference champion doubles team of Alanna Ludlum and Amber Long were eliminated in the first round of the Mid-East Class 2-A Regionals at Goldsboro Friday. The Lady Knight duo drew a tough draw against the N. C. School of Science & Math team of Sara Yuan and Annie Xie. Yuan played […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Halloween hasn’t quite made it’s way here yet, and we don’t want to rush time, but our BladenOnline.com family would like to do an outreach project in Bladen County for Thanksgiving. We know some of our local churches, civic groups and other caring people may have the same idea, so we want […]

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For the second consecutive week, a murder was in the news in Bladen County. An Elizabethtown man was beaten and stabbed to death in his home Monday, Oct. 19 and a suspect was captured about an hour later and charged with first-degree murder, said Elizabethtown interim Police Chief Kip Hester. Jonathan Parker, 44, of the […]

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It was a record-setting week for page views and visits for Bladen Online. Bladen County’s online newspaper had 146,223 page views for the week of Oct. 18-24, according to Google Analytics, surpassing the previous record of 133,380 page views for Sept. 20-26. The site had 25,628 visits last week, surpassing the previous record of 22,277 […]

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A couple of weeks ago we published an article about Mrs. Geri Anderson, a local piano teacher loved by many in Bladen County. October 11th was Mrs. Anderson’s birthday and her son, Johnny Anderson, wanted Ms. Anderson’s birthday to be extra special asking her students to send her messages. We found a special birthday gift to Ms. […]

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I like to think that what we (BladenOnline) do is provide news you can use….. Elizabethtown Middle School held their first reverse raffle last night at the school…and I was pleased to have been ask to assist in the drawing….have assisted in other venues…such as both high schools on numerous occasions, Dixie Youth fundraisers, Junior […]

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Bladen County is among 44 counties that qualify for natural disaster assistance because of crop loss and damage caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred Sept. 22 through Oct. 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. “Our hearts go out to those North Carolina farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” Agriculture […]

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