03/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:05 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:04 am This Day in History – March 21
  • 10:41 pm Conner’s Law passes the NC House
  • 10:14 pm Boys TennisWhiteville 8, East Bladen 1
  • 10:13 pm East Bladen 10, West Columbus 0 Girls Soccer
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Good morning! 3 things to know for Sunday, October 25 1. Remember the days and days and days of rain. It was 12 straight days to be exact (Sept. 25-Oct. 6) and more than 10 inches. Well, things have changed. It’s now 14 consecutive days without any measurable rainfall. Looks like it may be Tuesday […]

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Clinton edged East Bladen 15-12 in the final set to claim a 3-2 NCHSAA Class 2-A Volleyball Play-off opening round victory at Clinton Saturday night. After Clinton took the first set 25-20, the Lady Eagles fought back to win the next two sets 25-20 and 25-19 and take a 2-1 lead. The Lady Dark Horses […]

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Top-seeded Carrboro defeated West Bladen 3-0 Saturday in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Volleyball Play-offs at Carrboro. The Lady Jaguars won the first two sets by identical 25-7 scores, then took the third and final set by a 25-15 score. Carrboro advances to the second round with a 24-2 record and will […]

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Four County Conference Clinton 50, West Bladen 0 Wallace-Rose Hill 51, East Bladen 13 Union 24, Pender 8 Midway 64, Heide Trask 28 Other Area Results Harrells Christian 44, Trinity Christian 36 West Columbus 34, South Robeson 12 Whiteville 57, East Columbus 6 South Columbus 41, St. Pauls 6 Fairmont 36, Red Springs 28 Richmond […]

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1780—John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts. 1861—Telegraph message sent from St. Louis to San Francisco. 1870—Postcards first used in USA. 1875—The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Mass with Hans von Bulow as soloist. 1891—1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square […]

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Football

Junior Tyshii Scarborough sparked a fourth quarter rally that carried Harrells Christian Academy to their fourth straight win 44-36 at Trinity Christian in Fayetteville Friday night. Trinity had taken a 36-28 lead into the final period, before Tyshii Scarborough intercepted a Trinity pass and raced 70 yards for a return touchdown. Marcus Scarborough powered into […]

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Saturday morning there was a bear cub spotted on Rosindale Road by Daine Smith. Hunters on Rosindale speculated there are about five bears in the area on Rosindale. According to northcarolinasportsman.com, dates for “bear season” in NorthCarolina, especially in the eastern third of the state, can be so different as to confuse hunters, often changing […]

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The United Way 5K Color Fun Run and Walk was a great success this Saturday morning. One of the event organizers, Bob Mundy announced at the start the participates had helped raise a lot of money for our local Bladen County United Way. The event was held at the Industrial Park in Elizabethtown. Boy Scout […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever have a day when it seems you had several days all in one? I know, everyone does…..For me, that day was yesterday…..From one extreme to the other…more later…. As much as I pull for our local football teams….Just must concede that Wallace-Rose Hill and Clinton are in a league by themselves this year and […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Saturday, October 24 1. It was one day short of one year prior to Friday the last time East Bladen and West Bladen lost football games on the same night. Same opponents, too. Friday, East Bladen lost to Wallace-Rose Hill 51-13 and West Bladen lost to Clinton 50-0. […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill pulled away with two touchdowns in the final 2:39 of the first half and went on to defeat East Bladen 51-13 in Four County Conference football action Friday night at East. The Eagles trailed only 10-6 after stopping Wallace-Rose Hill three times on downs in East Bladen territory. However, following an Eagle punt, […]

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1861—West Virginia seceded from Virginia. 1882—Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis. 1901—First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor) 1904—First New York subway opens. 1908—Billy Murray hits the charts with “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” 1911—Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a […]

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Four men who served East Bladen High School for many years were honored at halftime of the East Bladen home game with Wallace-Rose Hill Friday night by the East Bladen Booster Club. The Eagle press box was officially named the Lyn Shaw, Chicky Robbins, Jimbo McLaney Press Box. The media booth next to it was […]

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CLINTON – Ryheem Skinner had three touchdown runs of more than 60 yards and gained 266 yards on 16 carries as the Clinton Dark Horses shut out the West Bladen Knights 50-0 on Friday night in a Four County 1A/2A Conference football game. Skinner, a junior, scored on a 62 yard run late in the […]

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Bladen County Health Department hosted a flu drive thru today for citizens of Bladen County in order to offer flu vaccines to those who want to protect themselves and their families against the flu. The health department currently has flu vaccines for those aged six months and older, which also includes the Intradermal (90% shorter […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s office collaborates with many different organizations to keep Bladen County safe. Last Friday, the Sheriff’s Department, Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, White Lake Police Department’s, the State Highway Patrol, and the Wildlife Officers all posed for photos. Local Photographer, Gordon Kinlaw captured the photos of the group at White Lake, NC. A video of […]

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The numbers are in for today. According to Cynthia Shaw, Director at the Bladen County Board of Elections there was a total of 57 voters that turned out to vote today. Shaw also reported the total number of votes cast thus far in the Early Voting was 144. Remember, the One-Stop voting will be offered […]

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(Elizabethtown, NC), October 23, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bob Etheridge reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA programs. “If you visit our office, you’ll receive documentation of services requested and provided,” said Etheridge. […]

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 19 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 22, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015. Those counties are: Alleghany Columbus Hyde Sampson Ashe Craven Jones Tyrrell […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Today, with Congressman David Rouzer’s support, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 to repeal major provisions of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year while redirecting funds to community health centers. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), this bill […]

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Upcoming Events

Bladen County has a lot going on today, tomorrow and beyond…. Check out the what’s happening below. Oct. 23… FLU DRIVE THRU “Think Pink” At Bladen County Health Department. Friday, October 23rd, 2015 1 pm until 4 pm, 300 Mercer Mill Road Elizabethtown, NC 28337. Call: 910-862-6900 for information! Oct. 23… Colly Chapel Church and friends of the family are having “Help […]

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Football

Elizabethtown remained undefeated with a 20-0 Bladen Five Middle School Conference football victory at Clarkton School of Discovery Thursday night. The Cougars took a 6-0 first quarter lead when quarterback LeFrederick Wooten tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Johnson. The conversion attempt failed. Jordan Robinson darted 20 yards for a second-half touchdown that stretched […]

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OPENINGS: SR 1708 (Rosindale Road) is open. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: SR 1708 (Rosindale Road) Beginning Monday, October 26, we plan to close SR 1708 (Rosindale Road) at a location 0.02 miles north of SR 1771 (Charlie Monroe Road) in order to replace a crossline pipe scoured by the storm. We hope to re-open the road late […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent. North Carolina’s September 2015 unemployment rate was unchanged from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 3,670 over the month to 4,476,319 and […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

 Thank Goodness It’s Friday…..and another football night….and the top four teams in the Four County Conference will be playing each othertonight….Wallace Rose Hill at East Bladen and West Bladen at Clinton…..Much to be determined with two games remaining after tonight in regular season play…. Hope both local team have huge fan support….The Bladen Sports Network […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Friday, October 23 1. It’s Football Friday and Bladen Online will have it covered with reporters at East Bladen to cover the Eagles’ showdown against defending state 1-A champion Wallace-Rose Hill, and at Clinton for West Bladen’s contest against the Dark Horses. It’s the top four teams in […]

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Clinton built a 28-0 halftime lead and went on to post a 34-0 Four County Conference jayvee football victory at West Bladen Thursday night. “I was proud of the effort our players put forward,” said Knight Coach Kris Williams. “It was astronomically better physically and mentally than last week. We are still fighting the youth […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill jumped to leads of 16-0 and 22-6 at halftime then went on to hand the East Bladen jayvees their first loss of the season 42-14 in Four County Conference action at Wallace. Wallace-Rose Hill scored on their first possession of the game and added the 2-point conversion. The Bulldogs then recovered their on-side […]

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Da’Shawn Hines ran for four touchdowns Thursday night to lead Bladenboro to a 32-20 victory at Tar Heel in Bladen Five Middle School Conference football action at Tar Heel. Hines dashed 65 yards for a first quarter touchdown. Quarterback ShyRon Adams connected with Braylon Williamson for the 2-point conversion pass and an 8-0 Bulldog lead. […]

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West Bladen’s Knights start a key closing stretch of games that will determine their play-off fortunes Friday night as the Knights travel to Clinton to play the league-leading Dark Horses. After Clinton the Knights host Midway then visit East Bladen.  “It doesn’t get much tougher than that,” said West Bladen Coach Russell Dove. “Those three […]

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After being plagued by injuries over the last 3 weeks, East Bladen’s Eagles hope to be almost at full strength just in time for a visit from Four County Conference co-leader Wallace-Rose Hill. Playing with a completely revamped backfield, the Eagles racked up 535 total yards in a 49-0 rout of Pender and 456 total […]

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Getting ready for the weekend? Enjoy lunch at Bladen Builders Supply prepared on a Big Green Egg grill. Bladen Builders announced they will host a lunch, on this Friday, October 23rd, to show their appreciation to their customers. Customers may enjoy great food cooked on the Big Green Egg and will have a chance to […]

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This Day In History

1684—Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted. 1760—First Jewish prayer book printed in North America. 1824—1st steam locomotive is introduced. 1910—Blanche Scott became first woman solo a public airplane flight. 1915—25,000 women march in New York demanding right to vote. 1921—Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis. 1932—“Fred Allen Show” […]

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The Bladen County Public Library hosted their annual Halloween Party this Thursday evening. Adults and children alike were all smiles. Handing out all the fun was Kelsey Edwards, Library Director, dressed as a southern bell, Library Assistants, LaShannon McDonald and Susan Guyton, dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2, and Greta Jackson, dressed as the Fair Godmother. […]

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 Today was the first day for Bladen County’s One-Stop Voting at the Bladen County Public Library. When we stopped by around 1:30 this afternoon the judges reported a good turn out so far. BladenOnline.com wanted a better picture of how the One-Stop Voting was going and how local voters felt about the option since three […]

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By: Charlotte Smith According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website an application has been submitted for a new charter school in Bladen County. According to the site, twenty-eight applications were submitted to open public charter schools in August 2017. “Charter schools provide parents with an additional public school choice so that they […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer released the statement below following the President’s veto on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA), which provides the Department of Defense with the necessary resources and funding to meet global challenges, combat terrorism and pay our troops, while also ensuring our national defense. “At a time […]

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Medicaid is the public program assisting limited-income households with their health care expenditures. Begun in 1965, the program is jointly funded by the federal and state governments. In North Carolina, the funding split is 65 percent federal money and 35 percent state money. Medicaid takes more than 17 percent of spending in the state’s General […]

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East Bladen High School

Both East Bladen and West Bladen received NCHSAA Class 2-A Volleyball Play-off berths when the brackets were released Thursday. Coach Jennifer Hair’s East Bladen squad is the No. 26 seed in the Class 2-A East and will travel to Four County Conference foe Clinton (19-3) Saturday for a 7 p.m. match. Clinton is the No. […]

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East Bladen High School

Four long-time East Bladen High volunteers will be honored by the school’s Booster Club Friday night at halftime of the Wallace-Rose Hill at East Bladen varsity football game. The four that the East Bladen Booster Club will honor are: — Lyn Shaw for 41 years of service on the Public Address system — Jim McLaney […]

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Sandra Cain

Dietary fiber has become a household word. Most food labels in the supermarket now list dietary fiber. Even though fiber is not considered a nutrient, health professionals agree that most Americans don’t get nearly enough in their diet. Dietary fiber is found only in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. Complex carbohydrates which […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department will be at Story Time at the Bladen County Public Library, Main Branch, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3:30 PM. This event is free and open to the community. The police department wishes to build a strong relationship with the community – especially children. Please call the main branch to […]

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With honored quest, NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Words by candidate for Lieutenant Governor Linda Coleman. Legislative remarks by State Representative Rodney Moore. Friday, November 6th, 2015 at Mad Boar Restaurant. 111 River Village Place, Wallace, NC. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $30. For tickets contact us at: nc7thcongresdist@gmail.com   Share on Social Media using Short Link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=30668 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Nice to get away for a day or so…..and we have…..short stay in the mountains….For the most part, leaves have not turn to the bright, beautiful colors we love and expect……in the Asheville area…. Met some friends from West Jefferson and Banner Elk area who told me in their area the peak season had past….The […]

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Five different players scored goals as unbeaten Clinton topped West Bladen 5-1 on Wednesday in a Four County 1A/2A Conference boys soccer match played on the Knights’ field. Andrew Warren and Tristen Holloman scored goals in the first half for Clinton. The Dark Horses added goals from Nick Brewen and Ivan Ponce within the first […]

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Two Bladen County men charged with murder in separate cases have each made their appearance in Bladen County Superior Court and have had their next court dates set, according to documents. Jonathan Parker, 44, (pictured left) appeared before Judge Scott Ussery on Wednesday and had bond set at $5 million. His next court date was […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Thursday, October 22 1. We’re proud that Bladen Online is your main source for local news and humbled by your continued support. We’re always looking for ways to add to our product. We’ve begun a YouTube channel to help tell the story of Bladen County. Admittedly, it’s a […]

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Soccer

Wallace-Rose Hill 6, East Bladen 0 Defending State Class 1-A champion Wallace-Rose Hill defeated visiting East Bladen 6-0 Wednesday night in Four County Conference men’s soccer action. Freshman goalie Spencer Scott recorded 4 saves in the first half as the Eagles stayed within 2-0 at halftime. Sophmore Josh McKoy replaced Scott who was nursing an […]

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The Bladen County Health Department is hosting a “Think Pink” Flu Drive Thru this coming Friday, October 23rd, 2015. The drive through will be operating Friday from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Bladen County Health Department, located at 300 Mercer Mill Road in Elizabethtown. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recommends a yearly flu […]

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By: Whitney Burney-Sult Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball started their annual Haunted House fundraiser on October 16th. They are raising money in order to get supplies for the children who play baseball in Clarkton and the surrounding area. “We have been doing a haunted house for many years.” said league President Graham Burney.   Although this is the […]

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The Kiwanis of Elizabethtown met at their new meeting place, San Jose Restaurant this past Tuesday evening to discuss ways to help the children of our county and the world. Kiwanian, Dr. Lisa Bryan told the group about a video she suggested everyone watch titled, “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. She said, “When someone […]

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This Day In History

1836—Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of Republic of Texas. 1861—1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed. 1875—Sons of American Revolution organizes. 1881—Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert. 1984—Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series October 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champions. 1897—World’s […]

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I call them Punch and Judy. They turned up on our road a week or two ago; the dogs might be a year old, maybe less. Judy is a black and tan hound mix, Punch is best described as a plain ol’ dog, red-brown with a generous helping of hound on his own. The first […]

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Teresa Hester, left, and Chad McKenzie, right, present $7,000 to United Way Chairperson, Frances Miller, center. The campaign, coordinated by Hester and McKenzie, surpassed the college goal of $5,500 with fund-raisers and 100% participation from BCC employees. The Student Government Association, the Criminal Justice program, and the History Club organized individual fund-raisers to contribute to […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College will host a “Be the Match” bone marrow event on Monday, October 26th, from 11 AM until 2 PM. If you are between the ages of 18 and 44, are willing to donate to any patient in need, and meet certain health guidelines, a simple swab of tissue from your […]

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The political races officially start tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd with Early Voting, but not all Bladen County towns are participating. Dublin, East Arcadia and Tar Heel will not be participating in the One-Stop Voting, and Absentee Mail voting since the town officials in Dublin, East Arcadia, and Tar Heel passed resolutions. The reason for the resolutions, most say, is because […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Bladen County Hospital has made history by becoming the first Critical Access Hospital in the nation to receive Disease Specific Care Certification for the treatment of Sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially fatal complication stemming from an infection, as small as a paper cut. It occurs when chemicals are released into the bloodstream to […]

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Dublin – So, you like ghost stories? Plan to have a front row seat at Bladen Community College on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 11 A.M. in the Library. Local historian and BCC Instructor Cliff Tyndall will share chilling tales about local ghosts and haunts. The infamous Maco Light and the terrorizing Hitchhiker are just […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This is another day the Lord has made……let us enjoy despite all that goes on around us….. I like to think about friends….like family of friends…We all have them….our regular family, our church family, if you belong to a civic club…another family I enjoy is the Bladen Sports Network gang, the Star Telephone board family, […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, October 21 1. Bladen County Hospital’s Touchdown for Life blood drive is scheduled today from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (910) 864-5201 or visit savingliveslocally.org to make an appointment, or just show up. Rest assured you’ll be welcomed with open arms. 2. A reminder that one-stop […]

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Seniors Lacey Suggs and Claire Campbell and junior Lexie Mendell sparked a 12-5 East Bladen rally that closed out a 3-0 victory on Senior Night at West Bladen Tuesday in Four County Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-14, 25-19 and 28-26. After dropping the first two sets, the Lady Knights had built a […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce has a lot going on right now to help their members, our community, and business growth. Therefore, Wednesday, October 21st, “Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day”, is the perfect day to either join our local chamber, or get more active in what our chamber has to offer. According to […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery won the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament Championship Tuesday night at Bladenboro with a 2-0 victory over regular-season runner-up Elizabethtown by set scores of 25-15 and 25-19. Bladenboro, the No. 4 seed defeated No. 5 seed East Arcadia in Tuesday’s tournament opening match. Clarkton then defeated Bladenboro 2-0 by set […]

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East Bladen defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Four County Conference jayvee volleyball action at West by set scores of 25-14 and 25-6. Dyasia McDowell spiked in a winner to snap a 4-4 tie and start a string of 8 straight service points by Alexa Hernandez that opened up a 13-4 Lady Eagle lead in […]

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This Day In History

1824—Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England) 1854—Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War. 1869—1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore. 1902—In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends. 1917—1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I: US […]

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Bladen-County-Road-map

Bladen County Commissioners receive a monthly financial update.  The latest report is as of the end of September or the first 3 months (25%) of the fiscal year. On the revenue side of the report, 44.9% of the Ad Valorem property taxes budgeted have been collected ($9,767,438, compared to $9,183,374 last year).  Local option sales tax are collected […]

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The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center from Fort Bragg met with the Town of Elizabethtown officials and town staff members to learn the town’s procedures during times of emergencies for the second time today according to Town Manager, Eddie Madden. The center contacted the town of Elizabethtown three years ago in order […]

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The October 20 Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Tournament was held at Fairmont Golf Course in Robeson County. The winning team, with a score of 53, was Knocky Thorndyke, Bill Small, Livingston Lewis and Willard Storms. The October 27 tournament is scheduled to be held at Lakewood Golf Course in Roseboro. Share on social media using […]

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One-stop voting begins on October the 22nd and will end on October 31st. However, one stop-voting or mail absentee voting is not offered to residents of Dublin, Tar Heel, or East Arcadia due to a resolution passed by the town boards of each town. The location: The Bladen County Public Library at 111 N Cypress […]

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Bladen County Board Of Elections PO Box 512 – Elizabethtown, NC 28337 – (910)-862-6951 – Fax (910) 862-7820 E-mail: elections@bladenco.org Bobby Ludlum, Chairman Al Daniels, Secretary Brain Hehl, Member Cynthia P. Shaw, Director BOARD MEETING DATES FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION  November 3, 2015 August 18, 2015/Tuesday- 10:00 a.m.   Appointment precinct October 13, 2015/Tuesday- 10:00 a.m. […]

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The Smithfield Packing plant in Tar Heel is expected to resume partial operations Wednesday and be fully operational Thursday after repairs are done on a section of the roof, the company said Tuesday morning. The massive hog slaughterhouse and production plant off N.C. 87 shut down Monday morning and all workers sent home when a […]

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This year Harrells Christian Academy’s third through fifth graders are engaged in Project Based Learning, or PBL. The project is called Solving World Hunger and it will last fr the entire first semester. Students have learned about local and global solutions to feeding the hungry. The first portion of the project focused on solutions to […]

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To examine the warning signs of a potentially harmful relationship, the Bladen Community College diversity committee, wellness committee, and student resource center are partnering with Families First to present “Crazy In Love”. The purpose of this exhibit is to show how someone in a serious relationship often ignores the […]

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By: Robert G. Hester Bladen County Commissioners recognize employees who have reached various levels of years of service with the county. The most recent list of honorees were introduced Monday evening by Chairman Charles Ray Peterson: Beverly Parks, Register of Deeds – 20 years Willie McLaughlin, Central Services – 25 years Thomasenia Campbell, EMS – 10 years Clara Johnson, Health – 20 years […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Yesterday was a tragic, busy day for the law enforcement, EMS and news folks…..First report…a boat stolen from White Lake, a problem at the Tar Heel Smithfield hog processing plant that led to the evacuation of employees, again….and then the horrible news about the slaying of a long time resident of Elizabethtown…..We have articles related to all […]

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East Bladen grad Farrell Murchison ran for 3 touchdowns Sunday to lead Louisburg to a 57-17 football victory over the Methodist jayvees. Farrell’s brother Larrell Murchison has been a stand-out this season on the defensive line for a Louisburg defensive unit that is the top-rated NJCAA defense in the country. Farrell Murchison scored on touchdown […]

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Soccer

Heide Trask scored one goal in each overtime period to claim a 4-2 Four County Conference overtime men’s soccer victory at East Bladen Monday night. Trask grabbed the early lead with a goal in the first minute of Monday’s game. The Eagles tied the game in the 18th minute. Junior Grey Cabellero lofted a free […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Tuesday, October 20 1. BOO! Looking for a scary, fun outing as Halloween approaches. Here are a couple of ideas. The White Lake Haunted Trail is Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. until midnight and Oct. 30-31 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Water Rescue building on […]

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This Day In History

1803—US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase. 1817—1st Mississippi “Showboat,” leaves Nashville on maiden voyage. 1820—Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million. 1864—US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday. 1873—P.T. Barnum Hippodrome featuring “Greatest Show on Earth,” as a national holiday. 1898—NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms. 1903—US wins disputed […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County Commissioners met in regular session Monday evening. Emergency Medical issues were brought before the board by EMS Chief David Howell.  Howell was responding to several recent meetings where the service was discussed.  Response time, personnel and less assistance from local rescue squads were some of the major issues. Howell presented two proposals that he […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

  Bladen County Commissioners voted to accept a bid for property owned by the county, subject to an upset bid. The action was taken at their Monday evening meeting. Interim Administrator/Assessor Renee Davis reported the county had $6,077.24 invested in the foreclosed property and have received a bid from Connie Gibson for $6,200. The property […]

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Soccer

BURGAW – The Pender Patriots defeated the West Bladen Knights 5-1 on Monday in a Four County 1A/2A Conference boys soccer game. Emerson Escobar scored the goal for West Bladen. The Knights are 4-13-2 overall and 1-10 in the conference. West Bladen hosts conference-leading Clinton on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Pender is 8-10-1 overall and […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Holiday Window/Store Display Contest” in the month of November. Dawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Chamber said, “The contest is being held in an effort to promote “Small Business Saturday” and “Shopping Local.” To enter the free contest you must be a current Chamber member. […]

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NC DOT

By: Ken Clark Bladen County Maintenance Engineer OPENING – ELWELL FERRY Elwell Ferry has re-opened Monday afternoon.  Opening was delayed due to having to re-attach the cable system as well as a lot of clean-up work that was necessary; however, it is now operating. NC 211 OPENED NC 211 east of Clarkton opened late Friday […]

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Former White Lake Town Manager Jerry Register was paid $1,500 to settle his dismissal from his position with the town. Roger Pait of Bladenboro was Bladen County’s nominee for the Morehead Scholarship. Duck’s Unlimited held their annual banquet at Captain Willie’s Restaurant at White Lake. Bill Hall, former pro at Carolina Sands Country Club, and […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Bladen County from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-30s overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning. Areas of frost are expected to develop between 4 a.m. and sunrise. The frost should begin to melt between 8 a.m. and […]

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By: Clifton Young I, recently, had a very positive experience with Cape Fear Heating and Cooling of Clarkton, NC and wanted to share that experience with BladenOnline and the residents of Bladen County. So, a little over a week ago I go to fire up my furnace— and much to my surprise, I didn’t have […]

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By:Gerald Horne Gerald Horne shared this photo with us on Facebook, of the moon after the eclipse on September 28th, 2015 at 11:35 pm. Share on social media using short link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=30298 Share:

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) announced the deadline of Saturday, October 31st for eligible applicants in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District to apply for a nomination to a United States Service Academy for the 2016 academic year. “It’s an honor to nominate some of the best and brightest students of Southeastern North […]

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An Elizabethtown man was beaten and stabbed to death in his home Monday morning and a suspect was captured about an hour later and charged with first-degree murder, says Elizabethtown interim Police Chief Kip Hester. Jonathan Parker, 44, of the 2000 block of W. Broad Street is being held without bond after he was captured […]

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The Smithfield Packing plant in Tar Heel was shut down Monday morning when a problem with an area of a roof caused a potential danger for employees, the company said. “Our main concern is for the safety of our employees, and all employees have been sent home,” said Kathleen Kirkham, who is director of Corporate […]

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The White Lake Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a case involving a stolen boat and trailer that was reported Tuesday, Oct. 13. The boat is described as a 1978 Correct Craft Mustang 17, blue and white in color. It’s South Carolina registration number is SC 3186 AH. Anyone with information about […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center will hold a blood drive at Bladen County Hospital. The drive will be Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and will provide free Touchdown for Life T-shirts to donors, while supplies last. Donors will also get to play Donor […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. today at the courthouse. The agenda includes 2 Public Hearings, both related to funding and administering of the Bladen Area Rural Transportation System (BARTS). Employees who have reached a milestone in their careers with the county will be recognized. Commissioners will […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving I am not a huge fan of very cold weather, but must admit I enjoy the changing of the seasons… Our first frost normally arrives the last few days of October….pretty much on time…Frost on the pumpkins… Exciting NFL games yesterday…the Carolina Panthers scored another win over Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks…… […]

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The Bladen Five Middle School Conference Volleyball Tournament will be played Tuesday at Bladenboro Middle School. At 4 p.m. No. 4 seed Bladenboro (1-3) will battle No. 5 East Arcadia (0-4). In Tuesday’s second game, No.1 seed Clarkton School of Discovery (4-0) will face the Bladenboro/East Arcadia winner. In Tuesday’s third game, No. 2 seed […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, October 19 1. Bladen County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown. Among the items on the agenda is a report from Emergency Medical Services Chief David Howell, who is expected to update the […]

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This Day In History

1630—In Boston the 1st general court is held. 1765—Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote Deed of rights & liberties. 1818—US Government & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty. 1870—1st African Americans (4) elected to US House of Representatives. 1914—US Post Office 1st used an automobile to collect and deliver mail. 1919—1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Bladen County from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid- to lower-30s overnight Sunday and into Monday morning. The coldest temperatures are expected in the pre-dawn hours right before sunrise. The low temperatures could impact sensitive crops and […]

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There was tragic news during the week. A Bladenboro man was arrested on a murder charge in death of his father’s fiancee. Marquail Allen Burney, 20, was charged with murder after an incident Tuesday, Oct. 13 that left Crystal Dionne Cruz dead. She was found in a vehicle in the backyard of her residence on […]

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