12/17/2018
  • 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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Southeastern Medial Center

Emergency services staff at Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center are urging the public to visit their family physicians or use local clinics for all health conditions not requiring emergency care.  Currently all staffed beds at Southeastern Regional Medical Center are occupied and patients seeking admission are facing delays. The medical center activated diversion mode […]

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By: Robert G. Hester The Bladen County Board of Elections may be a busy place over the next few weeks.  Filing for political offices begin at noontime Tuesday and will continue until 12 noon, Monday, December 21, 2015. Over 22,000 local voters are currently eligible to vote in the Bladen County primary to be held on […]

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This Day In History

1750 – First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland. 1831 – Erie Canal closes for entire month due to weather. 1835 – Hans Christian Anderson publishes his 1st book of fairly tales. 1843 – 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens. 1868 – John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war. […]

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By: Erin Smith Tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 1) will be the first day candidates can sign up to seek elected office. Local offices as well as state and some federal offices will be up for grab including the office of the President of the United States. In Bladen County, two countywide commissioners seats currently held by […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office helicopter assisted the Columbus County Emergency services during a search of Inman Lake near Whiteville for a Lumberton man who fell into the lake on Saturday. “The helicopter flew over the lake for about an hour on Sunday but didn’t find anything,” said Bladen County Emergency Manager Bradley Kinlaw. He described […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Christmas Parade was held on Sunday afternoon under warm, sunny skies, as Santa arrived to the delight of many children. Folks young and old alike, lined the sidewalks along Broad and Poplar streets to catch a glimpse of classic cars, fire engines, and of course the arrival of Santa. The parade officially […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

By: Erin Smith Members of law enforcement, fire service and emergency management crews all met at the Bladen County Law Enforcement Training Center at White Lake for a man tracking class. Instructor Gary Turlington said when law enforcement and fire personnel receive a civil or amber alert this class gives them some experience with the terrain and […]

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By: Erin Smith   The Elizabethtown Christmas Parade was held on Sunday afternoon under warm, sunny skies, as Santa arrived to the delight of many children.  Folks young and old alike, lined the sidewalks along Broad and Poplar streets to catch a glimpse of classic cars, fire engines, and of course the arrival of Santa.   The […]

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The Elizabethtown Christmas Parade was held on Sunday afternoon under warm, sunny skies, as Santa arrived to the delight of many children.  Folks young and old alike, lined the sidewalks along Broad and Poplar streets to catch a glimpse of classic cars, fire engines, and of course the arrival of Santa. The parade officially kicked-off the Christmas […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners named Scott D. Lenhart as the new director of the Bladen County Health and Human Services department in a special called meeting on Monday. The DHHS agency consists of both the health department and department of Social Services. Chairman Charles Ray Peterson told those in attendance following […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Tomorrow (Tuesday), filing for political offices begins at 12 noon.  For more info, contact the local Election office in Elizabethtown.  It is located at 301 Cypress Street, behind the Elizabethtown Post Office.  The telephone number is 910-862-6951. Recently elected municipal office holders will begin to be sworn in over the next couple of weeks. A change in the weather today. How […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver As I have noted many times, I was bearded long before the Good Family Roberson’s duck calls and eccentricities made beards somewhat mainstream. I actually appreciate the fact that Uncle Si and his kin have made beards popular again, moreso than anytime since the invention of the affordable razor. The Robersons gave […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Dr. O. Alton Hester was the guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Governor Jim Hunt bestowed volunteer awards to Bladen County citizens Docia Bryan, James Monroe, Edgar Stevens and Mildred McKoy. A shark tooth, believed to be 2-6 million years old, was discovered in Bladen County. After 5 1/2 years as District Court […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared. Preparing for a possible physical or […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Tomorrow (Tuesday), filing for political offices begins at 12 noon.  For more info, contact the local Election office in Elizabethtown.  It is located at 301 Cypress Street, behind the Elizabethtown Post Office.  The telephone number is 910-862-6951. Recently elected municipal office holders will begin to be sworn in over the next couple of weeks. A change in the weather today. How […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, November 30 1. Parents and kids take note: Only 15 more school days until Christmas vacation. Last day of school is Dec. 18. Go back to class on Jan. 4, 2016. 2. With temperatures in the 70s over the past weekend, it’s almost comical to note that […]

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The pairings have been set for the East Bladen Holiday Classic girls basketball games that will be played on December 21-22 at East Bladen High. On Monday Dec. 21 West Bladen will open the Classic at 5 p.m. against North Brunswick. In Monday’s second game at 6:30, the host East Bladen Lady Eagles will battle […]

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This Day In History

1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence. 1803 – Spain cedes her claims of Louisiana Territory to France. 1804 – Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins. 1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens Buffalo, NY. 1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid […]

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NC Spin is a PBS show featuring un-rehurst discussions on interests in North Carolina. The NC Spin show aired on Sunday, November 29th the featured 4-H youth leaders. One of those leaders was Elizabethtown resident, Claire Parrish, a senior at West Bladen High School. Questions about the Millennial generation in general, their political views, education, […]

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Would you like to learn how to take better photos this holiday season? Diane White Vitale will be holding a class titled, “How to take better Christmas photos”, Tuesday, December 8th at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market. The class will be from 6 pm until 8 pm. The class promises to teach how to take better […]

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It was a week to give thanks, and folks in Bladen County did just that. Some made sure everyone had a chance to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal by volunteering to help. Regardless of the problems we have, we all have many things for which to be thankful, and Bladen Countians showed it Thursday. In […]

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Bladenboro Entrance

By: Johnny Anderson Bladenboro – The Town of Bladenboro will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday night, December 4th at 6:00 pm in downtown Bladenboro.  According to Don White, President of Boost the “Boro, Inc., “This is an all voluntary effort that has become an annual tradition in the town of Bladenboro […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  For many, Thanksgiving is the time to do the decorating and then there are others and we procrastinate, but we will get there. Elizabethtown Christmas Parade kicks off at 3 p.m. today though downtown Elizabethtown. A year ago, BladenOnline was being re-constructed.  Today, all is well and […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Sunday, November 29 1. The Elizabethtown Christmas Parade is set for 3 p.m. today in downtown Elizabethtown. Santa Claus, appropriately, is the grand marshal. Some of the downtown merchants will be open during and after the parade to help you fill your Christmas gift list. 2. The Harmony […]

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West Bladen grad D. J. Mason posted a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to lead Campbell past defending Big South champion Coastal Carolina 79-73 in the league opener for both teams in Buies Creek. Mason tallied 5 points on a jump shot, a lay-up and a free throw and grabbed 4 rebounds […]

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Holidays and news Web sites usually aren’t good partners. Such was the case for Bladen Online as we — readers and staff — spent time giving thanks for our good fortune. We don’t blame you. And Bladen Online has so much to be thankful for as we begin the holiday season. As for the numbers, […]

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This Day In History

1825 – 1st Italian opera in US, “Barber of Seville” premieres (NYC) 1847 – Indians kill Washington state pioneers  Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, and 12 others in Walla Walla, Oregon. 1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time. 1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. […]

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Folks lined up Saturday at Lu Mil Vineyard near Dublin to get a look at the 8th annual Christmas Light Show. The well attended first night has become an annual holiday tradition for folks far and wide including those who reside in Bladen County. The trees and shrubbery were decked in lights that twinkled and […]

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East Bladen 47, Hoke County 26 Senior Lacey Suggs poured in 27 points to lead East Bladen’s Lady Eagles to a 47-26 victory  over Hoke County Saturday in the Laney Big Shots Hoop Feast at Wilmington Laney High. Suggs also filled up the stat sheet with 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. The 5-9 […]

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The decorations were beautiful and the food was tasty at the Kinlaw’s first fish fry holiday celebration at the home of Gordon and Ann Kinlaw Friday evening. According to Gordon the neighborhood worked hard all week on decorations. The scene is like a magazine cover one party guest said. The fish was delicious and the […]

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This past Thanksgiving Day gave community members the opportunity to join together to offer a place to gather and give thanks.  Many area churches, BladenOnline.com team members, the Ruritan Club of White Oak, and many volunteers, all did their part to offer free Thanksgiving meals. The joy and love was spread throughout Bladen County. Bladenboro, Clarkton, […]

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   Remember when tobacco was king in Bladen County? Many, many families depended on tobacco for their livelihood. Some worked public jobs but supplemented their income with 3, 4, 5 acres of the ‘golden weed,’ as it was referred to. Today, a few farmers do the majority of farming in the county. It was easy […]

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Four County Conference Class 2AA East Clinton 14, High Point Andrews 13 Class 1AA East Wallace-Rose Hill 59, East Carteret 7 Other Area Results Class 2A East Southwest Edgecombe 56, Fairmont 12   Kinston 14, Elizabeth City Northeastern 13 Class 2AA East Bunn 36, East Duplin 19 Class 1AA East James Kenan 21, Tarboro 14 […]

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   1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean. 1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people. 1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy. 1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials begin in Federal District Court in South Carolina. 1895 […]

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    Senior Lacey Suggs posted a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, and senior Abby Ward made 4 key free throws late to lift East Bladen to a 46-42 non-conference basketball victory over Jack Britt Friday in the opening game of the Laney Big Shots Hoop Feast at Wilmington Laney High. Ward sank […]

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   Folks at Lu Mil Vineyard are gearing up for their 8th annual Christmas Light show will kick off Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29 from 6 until 10 p.m. The light show will continue on Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 3 – 6 and Dec. 10 – 13 from 6 until 10- p.m. On […]

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2015 – Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, […]

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  Santa is coming to Elizabethtown Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. He will be the grand marshal for the Elizabethtown Christmas Parade and will be arriving by horse drawn carriage, said Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard. “Right now we are expecting 50 units,” said Maynard. The parade line up will begin […]

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                                                  The Pirates were one of the teams in the Bladen County Recreation Department’s Flag Football League. Coaches for the Pirates were Kyle Bostic, Warren Sholar and Larry Williams. Share on […]

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By: Erin Smith  Shoppers are gearing up and getting their Christmas lists ready to continue their shopping on Small Business Saturday and to enjoy the Christmas Parade on Sunday. “Small Business Saturday is now recognized nationally. It is day set aside to promote shopping at small businesses in your community,” said Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber […]

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  Black Friday, an exciting time of the year for many shoppers…the biggest day of the year for many merchants. Been feeling good about using my encrypted credit card, now learn only about one in five merchants around the US have updated their systems to fully protect their customers from being “ripped” off. Some of […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Friday, November 27 1. The Dublin Fire Department is holding a Turkey Shoot tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night at the station on 3rd Street. Proceeds benefit the department. The public is invited. 2. Join a Jones Lake park ranger and learn about the geological mysteries […]

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While many folks are now shopping for the holidays the healthcare marketplace, also known as Obamacare has opened for enrollment for 2016. According to officials the federal healthcare marketplace saw almost 550,000 people sign up for health insurance plans in the first week of open enrollment for 2016 with one-third of the shoppers being new […]

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This Day In History

1817 – US soldiers attack Florida Indian Village, beginning Seminole War. 1870 – NY Times dubs baseball “The National Game” 1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P. Brady) 1890 – 1st signal box for San Francisco Police Department goes into operation. 1910 – NY’s Penn Station opens as […]

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Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated to give thanks for all we are grateful for in life. Danaher employees took it a step further and wanted to help feed folks in need this season. The employees of Danaher joined together and collected food that are staples at any Thanksgiving feast and then contributed them to Open […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s girls basketball team will play in the Laney High School Thanksgiving Invitational Friday and Saturday at Wilmington Laney. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles are off to a 2-0 start after blow-out wins over Southwest Onslow (52-11) and St. Pauls (57-10). Friday at 10 a.m. the Lady Eagles will play Jack Britt from Fayetteville. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Happy Thanksgiving Day.  It is and always has been a very important day for the Hester family. I remember visiting may grandparents as a youngster.  All or most of my aunts, uncles and cousins were there. In recent years, our immediate family is together, sometimes for a very short time,  but together. Thanksgiving was a […]

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Clarkton native D. J. Mason made a couple of key plays in the final minutes to help his Campbell University Camels edge Southern Illinois- Edwardsville 77-74 in Edwardsville Tuesday night. With 1:03 left in the game, Mason took a pass from Chris Clemons and dropped in a bucket that gave the Camels a 75-70 lead. […]

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West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie popped in the jumper that sent the game to overtime and finished with 23 points as his Lander Bearcats defeated Paine College 97-92 in Augusta, GA Tuesday. Purdie connected on 8 of 17 shots from the field and was 3 for 6 from 3-point range. The White Oak native sank […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! 3 things to know for Thursday, November 26 1. We all know about the pilgrims and the Indians celebrating the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth in the 1620s. But did you know that it was President Abraham Lincoln who made the last Thursday in November as the country’s official Thanksgiving Day in 1863? “Thanksgiving […]

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This Day In History

1784 – 1st National Thanksgiving in USA. 1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cents fare) 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. 1859 – Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical All the Year Round. 1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” […]

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Bladen County will have a Child Support Amnesty Day on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. The event is a collaborative effort between the Bladen County Department of Social Services Child Support Division, Johnson Law Firm, and the Bladen County Courts. “It was Judge Scott Ussery’s idea,” said Child Support Supervisor Martha Howe. She said […]

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RALEIGH – A new Civitas poll finds that overall, parents want to be able to choose the education that they believe is the best fit for their children. A strong majority of participants, 62 percent, say that if they could, they would enroll their child in a private, charter, magnet, or home school. “Our poll […]

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Folks are getting their Christmas shopping lists written and checking them twice as stores are gearing up for a busy Black Friday. In Bladen County, Bladen Builders Supply, Fishers Mens Shop and Ladies Shop, Big Blue Store and Leinwand’s Department Store all have specials planned for their shoppers beginning Friday morning and continuing through the […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living By: Sandra Kelly Cain The change in normal routines and the availability of holiday goodies can make this a difficult time of year for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels under control.  With proper meal planning and attention to exercise, diabetic family members can enjoy traditional holiday meals with the rest […]

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The winners of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Display Contest were announced on Wednesdaymorning. The first place winner was Fisher’s Ladies Shop with a theme of “Fisher’s Frock Farm.”   The winner received a first place ribbon, a gift basket, articles in the local media, and two free lunches and will be […]

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, road maintenance / construction activities will cease other than the US 701 / NC 87 project.  As a result, there are no road closures or additional lane closures planned until Monday of next week.  The Elwell Ferry does remain closed due to extremely high water.  A list of upcoming closings […]

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The Low Income Energy Assistance Program or LIEAP begins December 1, 2015.   Applications will be accepted for households that have a member age 60 and above or disabled person(s) receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Beginning January 4, 2016, provided funds are still available all other household may apply for […]

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North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the N.C. Tobacco Foundation announced. Under the Tobacco Research Check-Off, started 24 years ago, producers decide whether to assess 10 cents per 100 […]

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By: Erin Smith This week’s trending articles once more include the latest news regarding the search for those responsible for the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, France; college athletes using social media to connect with fans; refugee policy discussions, and articles that marvel at the comeback of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Champion Kyle Busch, […]

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DUBLIN – The Golden LEAF Foundation has selected scholarship winners for the Fall 2015 semester at Bladen Community College. Pictured here from left to right are EMT-Paramedic student Angela Stone, Nurse Aide II student Charlotte Britt, Phlebotomy student Sabrina Smith, EMT-Paramedic student Gabriela Mojarro, Nurse Aide I student Ashley Brown, Nurse Aide I student Rhonda […]

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Missed free throws and turnovers proved to be the difference Tuesday night as St. Pauls rallied with a 7-2 closing run to defeat East Bladen 53-49 in boys non-conference basketball action at East. It was the season opener for the Eagles, while St. Pauls improved to 3-0 with the victory. The Bulldogs are coached by […]

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  The day before Thanksgiving and so much to do, but mostly fun things as we look forward to sharing time with family and friends. For addicted shoppers, Thanksgiving Day is just one obstacle to overcome or live through before Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. I have no desire to go anywhere […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, November 25 1. A reminder about BladenOnline.com’s Community Thanksgiving meal Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ruritan Building at 10410 N.C. 53 West in White Oak. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with other folks in the community and, maybe, make some […]

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Senior Lacey Suggs posted her first double-double of the season Tuesday night as she tallied 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead East Bladen to a 57-10 rout of visting St. Pauls in non-conference girls basketball action. Suggs also came up with 4 steals and blocked a shot. Senior Abby Ward led the Lady […]

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St. Pauls rode a 7-2 closing run to a 28-20 non-conference jayvee boys victory Tuesday night at East Bladen in the season-opener for both teams. The Bulldogs led 8-5 after one quarter, 13-10 at halftime and 21-18 after three periods. Anthony Wooten bombed in a couple of 3-point shots in the third quarter and topped […]

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St. Pauls built leads of 14-7, 20-9 and 28-13 en route to a 32-23 non-conference jayvee girls basketball victory at East Bladen Tuesday night in the season-opener for the Lady Eagles. Anna Kate White led the East Bladen scoring with 7 points. Deija Edwards fired in 6 points for the Lady Eagles, and Jayme LeeAnn […]

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Jake Evans posted a ‘Hat Trick’ by firing in 3 goals Tuesday night to lead his Clarkton School of Discovery Blue Devils to a 5-1 Bladen Five Middle School Conference soccer victory over Bladenboro at County Park. Jay McGill opened the scoring for the Blue Devils with the only goal that was recorded in the […]

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The Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center in Elizabethtown was packed full Tuesday evening for the Bladen County Farm-City Week Banquet.  The banquet is held every year to help celebrate National Farm-City Week and the partnerships between rural and urban communities. This year the nationally recognized week is November 23rd through November 27th.  Sandra Cain, County Extension Director […]

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There was a special honor bestowed at the Bladen County Farm-City Week Banquet Tuesday evening. Kiwanian Michael Aycock was recognized for his achievement of the Walter Zeller Fellowship.  The award was given for Aycock’s generous contribution in helping The Elimination Project rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus. Aycock has assisted in protecting 690 mothers and their […]

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This Day In History

1783—Britain evacuates New York City, its last military position in United States. 1792—Farmer’s Almanac first published. 1817—First sword swallower in US performs (NYC) 1834—Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents. 1867—Alfred Nobel patents dynamite. 1867—US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President […]

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Lost Dog was found near Hickory Grove in Bladen County. The dog is medium size female, brown and black dog in color. The approximate age is 18 months old. Please call or text Rebecca at (336) 437-5643 for more information. Share on social media using link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=34512 Share:

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Wilmington attorney Woody White announced Tuesday that he will not seek the congressional seat currently held by Rep. David Rouzer (R).  He had announced earlier that he was considering a re-run for the US House of Representatives. He lost in a three way race in the 2014 Republican primary.  Rouzer received 53 percent of the vote compared to […]

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  Southeastern Health’s Community Health Education Center located within Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton, will close temporarily beginning Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m. The center will re-open in its new location near the main, front entrance to Biggs Park Mall in late-December/early-January. Events such as the C.H.E.C.-sponsored “Breakfast at Biggs Park Mall” will continue […]

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The much anticipated book, “White Lake: A Historical Tour of the Nation’s Safest Beach” is now available, just in time for Christmas. The book by Cathy Kinlaw features a look at White Lake through the years including photographs, stories, and anecdotes from over 40 contributors. The book also includes articles from State magazine and extensive […]

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By: Erin Smith Cape Fear Valley Health has been named at the top of the list for North Carolina in the 2016 edition Best Hospitals by US News and World Report magazine.   The hospital system was recognized by US News and World Report Best Hospitals list as being on honor roll for stroke, a gold […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC As if the holidays weren’t exciting enough, it’s November and that means election month. Current and future election hopefuls are prepping speeches and rallying every resource available for the big win. Even if you aren’t running for office, you can win big, too, by […]

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By: Erin Smith The family of a shooting victim is offering a $6,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Montise Arman Mitchell. Deputies have a warrant charging Mitchell, 24, of 27 Charlie McMillan Circle, St. Pauls, with first-degree murder.  Mitchell is being sought in connection with the shooting death of Darrell Dionte […]

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DUBLIN – The North Carolina Board of Nursing has approved the implementation of a pathway for Licensed Practical Nurses to meet admission requirements and transition into the Registered Nurse program at Bladen Community College. LPNs will now have the opportunity to take N214 in the summer of 2016 and merge with the senior Associate Degree […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The Thanksgiving season is a great time to count our many blessings…should do it year round and some do…sort of… I am among men most richly blessed. Filing season for many political offices begins at 12 noon Tuesday, December 1. and continues til noontime, Monday, December 21, 2016. Will be listing the offices to be voted on over […]

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By: Erin Smith ELIZABETHTOWN – The town of Elizabethtown is considering adding Wi-Fi service to the Cape Fear Farmers Market.  The item will be placed on the agenda for consideration at the town council’s next meeting. Town Manager Eddie Madden said the service, if approved by the town council at their December meeting, will be […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Tuesday, November 24 1. “A very special ‘Thank You’ to everyone who worked so hard to make (Saturday’s) BBQ/Cake Sale Fundraiser for Southeastern Carolina Crossroads a success!,” writes Bladen Baptist Association Director of Missions Bruce Cannon on our guestbook. “Many hours were spent cooking and preparing the meat […]

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Victor Garcia and Grayson Clark scored second half goals that lifted Elizabethtown to a 2-1 Bladen Five Middle School Conference Soccer victory Monday night over previously undefeated Tar Heel at County Park. After a scoreless first half in which both teams had a number of scoring opportunities, Garcia worked his way free and knocked in […]

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Wilmer Garcia recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals to lead Bladenboro to a 6-1 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over East Arcadia Monday at County Park. The Bulldogs built a 2-1 halftime lead and pulled away in the second half. “When East Arcadia got tired, the game got away from them,” said Bladenboro […]

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RALEIGH – With the Holiday Shopping Season just around the corner, the North Carolina CommunityCollege Small Business Center Network (SBCN) encourages you to #ShopSmallForAll and support yourlocal Small Businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support your local independent merchants with the power of […]

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This Day In History

1703—1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia. 1832—South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification. 1871—National Rifle Association organized (NYC) 1874—Joseph F. Glidden patents barbed wire. 1903—Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter. 1932—In Washington, DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection  Laboratory (better known as FBI Crime Center) 1934—SN Behrman’s “Rain from Heaven” […]

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If you have not reserved your space in the local Christmas Parades, there is still time. There are two Bladen County parades to line up in and promote your business or organization. The first one to reserve your space in is the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The parade will be this […]

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The Honorable Douglas B Sasser, Jr., Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, visited Bladen Community College on Thursday, November 19. He spoke to a political science class about the roles of the District Court Judge and the Superior Court Judge, and his experiences on the bench. Judge Sasser serves Bladen and Columbus counties. For more information […]

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By: Erin Smith ELIZABETHTOWN – The town of Elizabethtown is considering adding Wi-Fi service to the Cape Fear Farmers Market.  The item will be placed on the agenda for consideration at the town council’s next meeting. Town Manager Eddie Madden said the service, if approved by the town council at their December meeting, will be […]

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A Patriot was honored in Bladen County Saturday morning at Cravers Creek United Methodist Church with a Grave Marking Dedication Ceremony. General Thomas Brown was honored by many on the sunny autumn morning.  The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Battle of Elizabethtown members, and others honored the memory […]

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DUBLIN – In October, the annual Mike Merritt Memorial motorcycle ride raised $10,000 for the Mike Merritt Scholarship for Bladen Community College. Pictured from left to right are BCC President Dr. William Findt, White Lake Fire Department Chief Dale Brennan, Joan Brennan, Evelyn Merritt, Willie Merritt, and Megan Atkinson. The funds will provide academic opportunities at […]

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By Erin Smith  ELIZABETHTOWN – David Benford, with the North Carolina Energy Forum, met local government representatives in an informal luncheon meeting on Monday at Giorgios Restaurant to discuss off-shore drilling. Benford told those gathered that the federal government and state officials are mulling the possibility of performing a seismic survey off the coast of […]

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David Rouser

New Hanover County, N.C. – New Hanover County, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Congressman David Rouzer convened a meeting on Thursday, November 12 on the status of the Wilmington VA Health Care Center as part of their ongoing effort to resolve the water quality issues at the Wilmington VA and obtain their mutual goal of […]

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By: Erin Smith  BladenOnline.com will be offering a Community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at 1 p.m. at the Ruritan Building in White Oak, across the old White Oak school at 9579 Hwy NC 53. “We here at BladenOnline.com are looking forward to spending time with our community members this Thanksgiving. I want to invite anyone who doesn’t have a […]

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The Sons of the American Revolution met Saturday morning at 10 am at Cravers Creek United Methodist Church to mark graves with flags in honor of General Thomas Brown. NC society we honor and document the patriots for several in this region. Do-sponsored by the Battle of David Mann Share:

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Twyla Raynor was Varsity Sweetheart and Cynthia Bowen was Homecoming Queen at East Bladen High School. Bladenboro High School Vica Club President was Robert Sprouse. The Clarkton Lions Club, under the direction of Ben Little, had their annual candy sale. Teresa Guyton was Homecoming Queen at Tar Heel High School. Share on Social Media using […]

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, in honor of Veterans Day, Congressman Rouzer introduced H.R. 3914 – the Half-Staff for Homeland Heroes Act – to require the American flag to be flown at half-staff when members of our Armed Forces are killed in the line of duty on American soil.   “It is because of our […]

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 RALEIGH — Former N.C. Senator Henson Barnes passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Barnes resided in Raleigh but formerly resided in Goldsboro and White Lake. He was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives representing Goldsboro and Wayne County in 1974. He was then elected to the N.C. Senate in 1976 representing Green and […]

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