05/26/2019
  • 8:13 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 26
  • 11:37 pm Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball: Elite 7, Reds 3
  • 11:32 pm Bladen Recreation 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball: Slammers 9, Comets 6
  • 11:22 pm This Day in History for May 26
  • 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
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East Bladen grad A. J. McKoy made 6 tackles Saturday as his Western Carolina Catamounts defeated Presbyterian 33-21. McKoy finished with 3 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles as the Catamounts rallied with 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 21-20 deficit. Western Carolina evened its record at 2-2 and will host […]

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Mallory Davis slammed in 3 kills as her UNC-Pembroke Lady Braves defeated Francis Marion 3-2 in Peach Belt Conference volleyball action in Florence, SC Friday night by set scores of 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 14-25 and 15-6. Davis knocked in a kill in the first set to put the Lady Braves ahead 5-4. The West Bladen […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, October 5 1. A flash flood watch, wind advisory, some river flooding along the Cape Fear and a forecast for, perhaps, another inch of rain today in Bladen County. And we’re fortunate compared to people in Columbus, Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties, and areas in South […]

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1875—Palace Hotel on Market Street, San Francisco opens. 1892—Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup. 1905—Orville/Wilbur Wright’s “Flyer III” flight 38.5 km in 38.3″ 1912—Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium. 1921—Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game. 1924—1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News. 1945—“Meet […]

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A post on the Bladen County Board of Education Facebook page states: “All Bladen County Schools will operate on a regular schedule on Monday, October 5. We do not anticipate any delays or changes to the schedule. DOT and Emergency Operations have assessed the roads and have given the all-clear for travel. Should any changes […]

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A large tree fell across N.C. 53 shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, knocking down a Four County EMC power line and blocking the road, according to reports. The power line is entangled in the tree, making it impossible for crew to remove the tree from the road until the line is secured because of safety […]

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Bladen Online surpassed the 100,000 page view mark for the seventh consecutive week and had more than 17,000 visits for the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 reporting period, according to Google Analytics. It’s made possible by you, our loyal readers. We believe it shows that people rely on Bladen Online to tell the story of Bladen County, […]

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Saturday was a day of calm ahead of what’s expected to be a couple of windy, rainy days as Bladen County braces for another round of soaking Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting as much as 3 inches of rain for Bladen County through Monday before the system clears out Tuesday night. […]

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The parking lot of Elizabethtown’s National Guard Armory was filled with emergency vehicles Sunday morning. Emergency workers and soldiers passed the time sipping coffee and eating breakfast after a night spent sleeping on cots. All were awaiting word where their help was needed. The men and women were part of North Carolina’s response to heavy […]

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East Bladen High School

Clinton’s Ryheem Skinner and Tyvion Wright combined to run for 337 yards and 5 touchdowns and led the Dark Horses to a 49-19 Four County Conference victory over visiting East Bladen Saturday night. Skinner, a junior, carried 17 times for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Wright finished with 144 yards and 3 touchdowns on […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The weather has been the big story for the past 3 or 4 days…and will be again today…Breezy and more rain is the forecast in a nutshell…Chance of rain is 70% for our area today with winds out of the northeast 18 to 21 mph. The chance of rain increases to 80% tonight and tomorrow […]

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This Day In History

1854—Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair. 1673—13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St. Andrews. 1897—George Bernard Shaw’s “Devil’s Disciple” premieres in NYC. 1918—Musical “Sometime” with Mae West premieres in NYC. 1926—Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower. 1931—Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bladen County through Monday at 8 p.m. because of heavy rain that is expected Sunday and Monday. The watch area also includes Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Robeson and New Hanover counties as well as seven counties in South Carolina. A flash flood watch means that […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

And the rain came down…and more is expected…. At the Hester household, about 3 miles southwest of Elizabethtown, as the crow flies…..Our rainfall since Wednesday afternoon measures 8.2 inches of rain. Totals will vary greatly if past history is any indication. A Flood Watch will continue for Bladen County through Monday and the National Weather […]

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It rained and rained and rained some more Friday. Schools dismissed early, a key high school football game was postponed and some trees toppled. More than 250 Four County EMC customers in the Ruskin area near N.C. 53 lost power for a time in the evening, according to the utility’s outage map. Overall, however, as […]

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Bladen County towns will receive more than $265,000 in State Street Aid funds to assist with street and sidewalk construction and repair, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. Bladen County’s share of the $147.7 million statewide allocation, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, comes from revenues generated by North Carolina’s gas tax and […]

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Elizabethtown Town Commissioners will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in regular session and will consider several recommendations from the Planning Board, including proposals for development in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park and another on NC 53 W. Public Hearings related to rezoning request from Homer Alex Monroe, II, doing business as Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery […]

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is activating a toll-free hotline for farmers in the event of agricultural damage caused by this weekend’s extensive rainfall. Farmers can call 1-866-645-9403 to connect with resources to help with recovery from flood or wind damage and power outages. “With all the rain anticipated across […]

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Bladen County Commissioners meet Tuesday for their bi-monthly meeting. The Board rescheduled this meeting to allow Board members to attend the Four County EMC annual meeting scheduled for Monday at Elizabethtown Middle School. The Consent Agenda includes Proclamations that relate to Domestic Violence Awareness and another in support of National 4-H Week. Cris Harrelson, Bladen […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill 42, West Bladen 0 Other Area Scores Harrells Christian 36, Wake Christian 20 St. Pauls 12, South Robeson 6 Whiteville 35, Fairmont 14 South Columbus 48, South Columbus 6 Red Springs 47, East Columbus 0 North Brunswick 14, Wilmington Ashley 7 Douglas Byrd 16, Lee County 6 Seventy First 39, South View 14 […]

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Senior Marcus Scarborough and junior Tyshii Scarborough combined to rush for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns as they led Harrells Christian Academy to a 36-20 victory over Wake Christian Thursday night at Harrells. Tyshii Scarborough who carried 13 times for 111 yards in the game raced 63 yards for the game’s first touchdown. Freshman Stancil […]

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Elizabethtown, NC (October 4, 2015) — More than 6 million young people across the country today will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. During this week, Bladen County 4-H will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlight the incredible 4-H youth […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain For Better Living The next time you’re having a meal, especially in a restaurant, take a look at the portion sizes. Can your meat fit in the palm of your hand or is it hanging off the plate. And speaking of the plate, can you see any of it? If you’re […]

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Elizabethtown Primary School wants to say a special Thank You to our custodians, Ms. Carolyn Carter and Ms. Debbie Wilkins, on National Custodian Day! We have the best! They make our school Sparkle!! Share on social media using short code: https://bladenonline.com/?p=28157 Share:

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An early share of first place in the Four County Conference will be on the line Friday night when Coach Robby Priest’s unbeaten East Bladen Eagles travel to Clinton to battle Coach Bob Lewis’ Dark Horses. The Dark Horses are the defending NCHSAA Class 2-A Eastern Champions and are ranked No. 8 in the latest […]

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Xavier Wooten rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns to help East Bladen’s  Eagles overcome an early 12-point deficit and defeat the Clinton Dark Horses 42-30 Thursday night in Four County Conference jayvee football action at Lennon Fisher Stadium. After stopping East Bladen on downs at the Clinton 46, the Dark Horses broke a 52 […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill scored two early kick return touchdowns and grabbed an early 21-0 lead en route to a 42-0 Four County Conference football victory over visiting West Bladen Thursday night. Senior Keyshawn Canady returned the opening kick-off 72 yards for the first Bulldog touchdown, and senior Johnnie Glaspie returned a Knight punt 58 yards for […]

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East Bladen’s Lady Eagles handed visiting Clinton its’ first Four County Conference volleyball loss of the season Thursday night by game scores of 23-25, 25-14, 25-22 and 25-21. Senior Miller Heustess directed the Lady Eagle attack with a double-double of 23 assists and 14 service points and also had an ace, a dig, a kill, […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill defeated West Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Four County Conference volleyball action at West by game scores of 25-22, 25-7 and 25-18. Junior Morgan Schumacher led the Lady Knights with 9 service points, 5 kills and a block. Junior Laikyn Pait pounded in 4 kills, 2 blocks and 2 service points and had […]

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Clinton defeated East Bladen 2-0 Thursday in Four County Conference jayvee volleyball action at East by game scores of 26-24 and 25-15. Freshman Ashley Hardin filled up the stat sheet for the Lady Eagles with 5 kills, 4 assists, 3 service points and an ace. Sophomore Kaley Smith topped the East servers with 8 service […]

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Wallace-Rose Hill defeated West Bladen 2-0 Thursday in Four County Conference jayvee volleyball action at West by game scores of 25-12 and 25-22. Freshman Raegan Davis fired in 11 service points, 2 kills, an ace and a block and added 4 assists to lead the Lady Knights. Teammate Indra Rodriquez finished with 3 service points […]

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The equipment has been checked. Personnel have been alerted to be ready. Now, it’s just wait and see for Bladen County first responders as a pair of weather systems are expected to bring heavy rain through the weekend. And there’s also Hurricane Joaquin out in the Atlantic Ocean, which, while not expected to come ashore […]

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1789—George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification. 1861—Former US VP John C. Breckinridge flees Kentucky. 1871—Brigham Young, Mormon leader, arrested for bigamy. 1889—In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West. 1895—1st cartoon […]

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We have been promised rain….It has arrived….I promise to stay inside or close by…unfortunately, some have no choice….Let’s all use extreme caution as we move about over the next few days. We have numerous cancellations of planned events…When in doubt, call ahead… And, send your cancellation notices to BladenOnline.com@gmail.com …Part of our commitment is to […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Bladen County Board of Elections held a meeting in Bladenboro on Thursday night to allow the public to voice their concerns about the possibility of merging the Bladenboro voting precincts one and two into a single Super Precinct that would serve all of Bladenboro. Board Chairman, Bobby Ludlum began the meeting by explaining […]

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The united way color fun run has been rescheduled for October 24th due to Hurricane Joaquin. Sign up for the Crazy Fun 5K Color Run and Walk by clicking here. Share:

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By: Cheryl Thurston Here we are again at the beginning of a new month, Bladen County, and it’s time once again to publish the monthly Health Grades for the food establishments that were inspected during the month of September. BladenOnline is happy to offer our readers a monthly update on the health scores given to […]

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Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina on Thursday morning as preparations are under way for expected heavy rains through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Bladen and surrounding counties through Saturday night in anticipation of up to 7 inches of rain possible in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club was treated to a presentation by Renee Lane, director of the Ft. Bragg Center USO, on Wednesday. She was joined by Julie Meloni. Lane was introduced to the group by Rotarian Eddie Madden, who explained to the group how he came to meet Lane. “Some time ago Dr. (William) […]

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Currie, NC- Superintendent Ricardo Perez announced that due to the uncertainty of incoming Hurricane Joaquin’s pathway, and with the projection for many inches of rain that could cause flooding on the rural roads surrounding the park, Moores Creek National Battlefield will be closed Saturday, October 3, 2015 and Sunday, October 4, 2015. A determination will […]

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By: Phyllis C. Miller Keeping You Informed Clarkton, NC – On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Sadie Perry and I met with Dr. Robert Taylor at the Board of Education in Elizabethtown to obtain additional research on his Proposal Plan for closing Clarkton School of Discovery and Booker T. Washington.  AsTuesday afternoon at 3:40 pm, Dr. […]

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Two Elizabethtown men were arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after a search of a house on South Lower Street, Elizabethtown interim Police Chief Kip Hester said. Brandon Quinnard Ward of the 400 block of South Lower Street was charged with probation violation, possession of a firearm by a felon, trafficking opium, possession of […]

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Star Communications

The Star Communications food drive scheduled Saturday at Bo’s Foods in Elizabethtown has been postponed because of predicted heavy rain, the company said Thursday. It will be rescheduled for another date. Star also postponed food drives scheduled Saturday at Piggly Wiggly’s in Clinton, Roseboro and Garland. The company is collecting non-perishable food items and monetary […]

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RALEIGH – Farmers across the state are urged to clear drainage ditches, secure signage and loose objects, stock up on fuel and feed to be prepared for days of wet weather that may be followed by hurricane conditions. The state has already seen almost a week of rain that has saturated the ground. If Hurricane […]

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 511 AM EDT THU OCT 1 2015 ROBESON-BLADEN-COLUMBUS-INLAND PENDER-INLAND BRUNSWICK-MARLBORO- DARLINGTON-DILLON-FLORENCE-MARION-WILLIAMSBURG-INLAND HORRY- INLAND GEORGETOWN- …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING… THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT. PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO […]

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After pulling out a last-minute victory at Union Monday night, West Bladen’s Knights will travel to Teachey tonight to battle the defending State Class 1-AA champion Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs. “The forecast for Friday and the weekend is terrible,” said Knight Coach Russell Dove. “We decided that conditions might be better Thursday night than they would […]

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Rain and lightning was the only thing that could stop a furious East Bladen rally Wednesday night as the Eagles cut a 4-0 Union lead to 4-3 before play was halted at Union. The Eagles trailed 4-0 with 25:55 remaining in the second half, but sophomore Brooks McGill hit a through ball to sophomore Josue […]

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West Bladen won both of the two doubles matches that were suspended from last Thursday and finished off a 6-3 Four County Conference victory at East Bladen Tuesday. Singles: Alanna Ludlum (WB) def. Kathryn Cole (EB)                     6-1, 6-1 Justyna Gargala (EB) def. Amber Long (WB)    […]

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As you go about your daily rituals, keep an eye on Hurricane Joaquin…..As I think about hurricanes, I am reminded of Hurricane Hazel in 1954…Communication was nothing to compare with what we have today…. We were told someone at Whiteville school called Bladenboro school to inform about the storm and students were sent home….in the […]

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1854—The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing. 1863—5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC. 1880—John Phillip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band. 1885—Special delivery mail service begins in US. […]

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