07/16/2019
  • 9:04 am Update: Four-month old kidnapped by mentally unstable mother, Juanita Askew
  • 6:59 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Bladen County 16, North Granville 10
  • 6:50 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Bladen County 19, Brunswick National 3
  • 6:43 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 16
  • 11:31 pm 4-Month-Old Girl Abducted From Bladen County Day Care, Mother Sought
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Thoughts While Shaving

As the holiday season approaches, my mind wonders back to yesteryear in rural Bladen County…. Among the changes…never hear of ‘drawing names’ at church or school anymore.  It worked like this…..all the names of students in the class would be place in a container, everyone pulled out a name and were expected to bring a gift, not to […]

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Good morning! 3 things to know for Monday, November 23 1. Yes, we know you’re hoping to stuff yourself with turkey later this week, but we’ll go right into the Christmas season immediately after. Small Business Saturday is, appropriately enough, Saturday where shoppers are encouraged to shop local small businesses instead of fighting the Black […]

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East Bladen’s jayvee cheerleaders won first place in the Non-Tumble competition at the Methodist University Cheer and Dance Classic this weekend. Share:

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 A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM EST MONDAY… … FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING… * TEMPERATURES…WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 30 AND 32 DEGREES. * TIMING…THE 32 DEGREE OR LESS READINGS WILL OCCUR FOR UP TO 3 HOURS…MAINLY BETWEEN 430 AM AND 730 […]

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 1765—People of Fredrick County, Maryland refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax. 1783—Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784) 1863—Patent granted for a process of making color photographs. 1889—Debut of 1st juke box (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco) 1903—Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up […]

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The work week began with a search in the Elizabethtown and Dublin area for a man wanted for a parole violation in New York. Members of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabethtown Police Department and N.C. Highway Patrol hiked through woods and searched from the air by helicopter Monday, Nov. 16, but could not locate […]

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 Saturday was a beautiful day….High temp 63 degrees, a great day to be outside……give thanks. We had 2.7 inches of rain over the past 7 days…..at the Hester residence, on Happy Valley Road, Elizabethtown. Yesterday’s fundraiser for Carolina Crossroads at Bladenboro Historical Building was a huge success.  Currently there are 17 participants in the program and […]

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 White Oak native Rahu Purdie poured in a career-high 19 points and corralled 8 rebounds Saturday night as his Lander University Bearcats claimed a 79-72 non-conference basketball victory at Limeston College in Gaffney, SC. Purdie connected on 7 of 11 field goal attempts and drained both of his 3-point shots. The freshman guard made 3 […]

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 Former West Bladen star D. J. Mason pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds and scored 8 points, but his Campbell Camels dropped a 59-54 non-conference decision to Morgan State in Buies Creek Saturday. The teams were tied 24-24 at halftime, but a 14-4 Morgan State spurt produced a 52-43 Bear lead with 2:31 remaining to […]

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NCHSAA Second Round Play-off Results Four County Conference Class 2A East Southwest Edgecombe 41, East Bladen 21 Class 2AA East Clinton 43, Wilson Beddingfield 27 Class 1AA East Wallace-Rose Hill 49, Camden County 6 Other Area Play-off Results Class 2A East Fairmont 44, South Columbus 6 Class 1AA East Tarboro 37, Lakewood 7 James Kenan […]

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It was a solid week for Bladen Online for page views and visits for the week of Nov. 15-21, according to Google Analytics. There were 21,929 visitors who viewed 123,418 pages with the most read story being “Search for wanted man continues on Monday afternoon” with 8,677 views. There were 10 stories with at least […]

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A FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * TEMPERATURES…WILL DROP TO AROUND THE FREEZING MARK OF 32 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURING THE PRE-DAWN MONDAY HOURS. A FEW LOCATIONS MAY BRIEFLY DIP TO AROUND 30 WELL INLAND. * TIMING…AT OR BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL MAINLY OCCUR DURING THE PRE-DAWN […]

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 1842—Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts. 1864—American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties. 1906—International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts “SOS” as new call for help. 1910—Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs. 1919—Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week. 1927—1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, […]

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BLADENBORO — The men of the Carolina Crossroads were busy Saturday evening in Bladenboro as they assisted with a fundraiser held in support of the ministry. “We have a lot of dedicated volunteers and a good turnout,” said Bladen Baptist Association Director of Missions Bruce Cannon. He added that all of the funds raised on […]

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Saturday the sun was shining for the Cape Fear Lock and Dam No. 1 Centennial Celebration. The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Cape Fear River Watch partnered together to host a celebration of the 100th birthday of the Cape Fear Lock and Dam No. 1 in Reigelwood this Saturday. Dana Matics, Assistant Operations […]

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The N.C. Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security (DES) paid $18,006,353 in Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to unemployed claimants across North Carolina during October 2015, down 12.4 percent from September ($20,549,916), and 37.9 percent from October a year ago ($28,998,426). These payments include all state and federally funded benefits. North Carolina paid $17,467,203 in regular UI benefits from […]

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If you are looking for a good lunch today, Saturday, November 21st stop by the Trinity AME Zion Church at the corner of Baltimore Road and S. Elwell Ferry Road in Carvers Creek for free fish and good fellowship. Thomas Beatty Jr. a member of the church was busy preparing the 100 pounds of spot […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The 28th annual parade honoring the birthday of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held in Elizabethtown on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 11 a.m.   Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience.  He is perhaps best […]

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 The 2015 high school football season for Bladen County teams is officially over.  Last week it was West and this week East Bladen.  As we pull down the shade on another season, I end my 50 year career of broadcasting high school football….and do I have memories, some I will share in coming days. Thanks to […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles matched touchdowns with Southwest Edgecombe in the opening quarter, but the Cougars kept the pressure on and scored 34 unanswered points to advance to the third-round of the NCHSAA Class 2A play-offs with a 41-21 victory. Star senior Marcus Williams, Jr. rushed for 247 yards and 4 touchdowns to boost his season […]

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 RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) on Friday (Nov. 20) mailed out 2016 tax rate notices to over 200,000 employers in North Carolina. This tax notice mailing will include information alerting employers of a combined unemployment insurance tax savings of more than $550 million in 2015-2016. The savings are the result of the […]

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1620—Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass. 1654—Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia. 1789—North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state. 1824—First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC. 1852—Duke University, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College. 1865—Shaw University forms in Raleigh, NC. 1871—Moses F Gale patents a […]

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West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie sparked a Lander run that pulled the Bearcats to within a point early in the second half, but King University from Bristol, TN held on for a 69-64 non-conference victory in Greenwood, SC Wednesday night. King led 40-28 a minute into the second half, before Purdie bombed in a 3-pointer […]

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The Tigers beat the Bears 13-6 Wednesday night and are the Bladen Recreation Tackle Football 7-9 Champions. The Tigers finished the season undefeated and were coached by Cory Corbett. Share on Social Media using Short Link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=34059 Share:

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The Huskies beat the Crimson Tide 6-0 Wednesday night and are the Tackle Football 10-12 Champions. The Huskies finished the season undefeated and were coached by Dom Whittington. Share on social media using link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=34051     Share:

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THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CAPE FEAR AT WILLIAM O HUSKE LOCK AND DAM 3. * FROM THIS EVENING TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 39.5 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 42.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR […]

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        Folks in Clarkton now have a new restaurant in their midst. The staff of “A Taste of Country” restaurant celebrated their grand opening on Friday. The business is owned by Charlotte Baldwin. For the grand opening celebration, Baldwin held a raffle for a fryer, a griddle and slow cooker. There was also […]

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5th Grade: A Honor Roll: Bradan Austin, Elijah Autry, Luke Barber, Maegan Burney, Audrey Childers, Maggie Childers, Sha’Zyra Cromartie, Lillian Davis, Abigail Franzio, Will Harrelson, AnnaGrey Heustess, Micha Hicks, Calisa Jackson, Makayla Jessup, Tyler Johnson, Jacie Kinlaw, Alicia Lawson, Carrington McDowell, Ciara McKoy, Brianna Phillips, Karli Priest, Alissa Smith, Garrison Tatum, Cameron White, Ashlyn Williams […]

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing its patrols over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Highway Patrol will be teaming up with local law enforcement agencies in the NC Interstate Challenge Campaign. The campaign is an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities on the state’s highways during the holiday weekend. According to a […]

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Jason Disbrow of Southport was named as a District Court judge for the 13th Prosecutorial District to fill the vacant term of Marion Warren who was appointed to serve as the interim director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Court. Ninety-seven members of the 13th Judicial Bar were present were present in the Bladen County […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education’s nutrition department recently received a grant for the installation of equipment at several school cafeterias. According to Director of Child Nutrition Amy Stanley, the total grant amount is $107,096 and includes seven pieces of equipment as well as the installation of two new serving lines at East Arcadia School and […]

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There will be no local broadcast for tonight’s East Bladen/Southwest Edgecombe second round playoff game. Despite the best of efforts by members of the Bladen Sports Network, according to Robert G. Hester, spokesperson for the group, “it just wasn’t meant to be.  To begin with, the school was very reluctant to allow the game to be broadcast.  […]

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Sandra Cain

Although we look forward to the holidays, many of us wonder how we can fit anything else into our already busy lives. Besides decorating and sending cards, we’re busy baking and preparing special dishes, shopping for just-the-right gifts, attending parties and entertaining. We often find ourselves exhausted, grouchy and sometimes with a few extra pounds […]

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Pursuant to requirements of the N.C.G.S. Chapter 160A-364,385, and 386, and Section 8-4 of the White Lake Zoning Ordinance, and by the order of the Town Board of Commissioners of the Town of White Lake, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at 1879 White Lake Dr., […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® in six treatment areas by The Joint Commission. This is the second year in a row the health system has been recognized. The recognized areas were for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke and Perinatal Care. […]

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East Bladen’s Lady Eagles blitzed Southwest Onslow with a 32-point first quarter and rolled to a 52-11 season-opening non-conference victory Thursday night. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles who posted a 26-1 record last season and lost only to Class 2A State Runner-up Kinston led 32-0 at the quarter break and 44-3 at halftime. Senior Lacey Suggs lit […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles face a stern test tonight as they travel to Pinetops to battle Southwest Edgecombe in a second-round NCHSAA Class 2A East play-off game. “They are pretty darn good,” said Eagle Coach Robby Priest about the Cougars who finished in a 3-way tie for the Eastern Plains Conference championship and lost only to Washington. Southwest […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Please, please check our Events page.  So many worthy activities going on, all important, including the fund raiser tomorrow (Saturday) for Southeastern Carolina Crossroads at Bladenboro Historical Building.  BBQ plates are priced at $7 each.  Donations are welcomed. Just one of many scheduled for Saturday, others; A Turkey Shoot in Dublin sponsored by the Fire Department, A Diabetes […]

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As the holiday season approaches, it is easy to get caught up in all of the things that you want, especially when you are a middle school student.  This is not what happened at Elizabethtown Middle School last week as they participated in the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief project, Operation Christmas Child. In a week’s […]

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This Day In History

1789—New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights. 1817—First Seminole War begins in Florida. 1866—Howard University founded (Washington, DC). 1914—US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports. 1919—1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson, Az) 1923—Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal. 1931—Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T) 1947—“Meet the Press” makes network […]

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By: Joy Warren What started out as a parade for a troupe of Brownie Scouts 42 years ago, has now evolved into a much anticipated event of the Christmas season.   Amanda Sykes, Chair of the Bladenboro Christmas Parade was one of those excited Brownie Scouts at the first parade. She stated her mother, Sue Thompson […]

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BY: Erin Smith  The town of Elizabethtown has been awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant in the amount of $250,000. Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie Madden said the total amount of the work to be done is $580,187. He said the remaining funds will come from appropriations from the town and from other grant sources. […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Thursday, Nov. 19), with Congressman David Rouzer’s support, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015.  This bill halts the admission of any proposed Syrian or Iraqi refugee to the United States, or any proposed refugee present in Iraq or Syria at […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension As I travel the state giving presentations about the economy, there’s one common trait I find, regardless of where I am: People are anxious about the economy. Although there’s been economic improvement since the Great Recession, I sense an uneasiness among many people about how long the gains […]

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Wednesday the Elizabethtown Rotary Club discussed the changes they are making as one of the 35,000 Rotary Clubs in the world. District Annual Foundation Chair John Mohr presented a report of the impact the Rotary Clubs are having. Mohr said, “I love getting out to the clubs. They say that’s where the rubber meets the […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections candidate filing for the following offices will open on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at noon and will close on Monday, December 21, 2015, at noon. Contests                                                                                Filing Fees Board of Education Districts 1, 2 and 3                           $57.00 County Commissioner Districts 1, 2 and 3                      $84.00 County-Wide Commissioner                                              […]

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BY: Erin Smith Folks may have noticed a new face at Genesis Polar Heights in Elizabethtown as Bernard Bryant has taken over the reins as administrator of the facility.  He took over the duties of administrator about one month ago. “I enjoy the long-term care environment. I enjoy when residents enter the facility and are […]

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National Polling Services indicate North Carolina Republicans, are split when it comes to who would be the best Republican candidate for the next president of the United States. Poll                           Date       Carson    Trump    Rubio    Cruz   Bush Real Clear (RCP) 10/23-11/2    27.0        25.0       10.5       8.0     5.5 Elon University     10/29-11/2    31.0        19.0       10.5      10.0    5.0 PPD                      10/23-10/25  23.0        31.0       11.0        6.0    6.0 Others receiving less […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

And the rain came down.  If my current info is correct, the rain should end early afternoon today (Friday). The Hazardous Weather Outlook for Bladen and surrounding areas continues….Today and tonight, a few strong storms with wind gusts around 45 MPH is possible today.  Heavy rain may produce localized ponding of water. Thanksgiving is one […]

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Bladen County Sports

Middle School Soccer Clarkton School of Discovery 2, Elizabethtown 1 Gabe Barber’s throw-in deflected off the goalkeeper and turned into the deciding goal as Clarkton School of Discovery edged Elizabethtown 2-1 in Bladen Five Middle School Conference Soccer action. A handball in the box set up one Blue Devil goal, and Jake Evans fired in […]

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Bladen County Sports

Middle School Soccer Tar Heel 6, East Arcadia 0 Brandon Labra recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one in the first half, scoring 4 goals that led Tar Heel to a 6-0 Bladen Five Middle School Conference Soccer victory over East Arcadia at County Park. Labra broke free for an unassisted goal with 23:38 left in […]

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Father and son hunt on November 17, 2015 ended with Rodney Guyton killing a 8 point,  Colby Guyton killing a 7 point. Rodney Guyton also killing a black coyote near Bladenboro. Share on social media using link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=33838 Share:

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This Day In History

1620—Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast. 1644—First protestant ministry society in New England. 1805—Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent. 1861—Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper. 1863—US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning: “Four score & seven years ago…” 1872—E.D. Barbour of […]

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Auditions for the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater’s production of the crowd-pleasing favorite, Steel Magnolias, will be held 6pmFriday, January 8th, 2016. Auditions will take place at the Carolina Civic Center, located at 315 N. Elm Street Downtown Lumberton NC. The show has six female roles to fill. Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College is offering community service courses for personal interest and growth. Cake Decorating will be offered on Tuesdays from November 24 through December 1, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Bladenboro Community Building. Couponing 101 is scheduled for Wednesdays and Mondays, November 18 through November 30 from 5:30 P.M. […]

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November 18th through December 1st the Elizabethtown Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder Group is now taking orders for Golden Harvest, Fruit from Florida. Prices are: Naval Oranges are $38.00 per box or $21.00 for a half a box. Grapefruits are $35.00 per box or $20.00 for half a box. Tangerines are $27.00 per box. Vareity are $28.00 […]

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

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The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Wednesday morning and voted to approve hours for the One Stop voting sites for the 2016 Presidential Primary. The NC Board of Elections in Raleigh must now approve the proposed schedule. The cumulative number of hours for the 2016 Election for the sites will be 298 hours, one- half […]

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A Honor Roll A/B Honor Roll (3rd Grade) (3rd Grade) Daisha Graham Jalen Graham Amaya Walker (4th Grade) Shyheen Everette (4th Grade) Jalen Henry Dashawn Ballard Rodney Lacewell Juanita Beatty Zykeria Brown (5th Grade) DeAhvion Brown Emmonie Baldwin Ashley Castellanos-Mota Makayla Dixon Kenya Rhodes Quantico Fennell Ariel Mayers (5th Grade) Janis Price Robert Anderson Chloe […]

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1st Quarter Honor Roll A Honor Roll Grade 3 A/B Honor Roll Trinity Kemp Santana Dove Tristan Walters Kaniyah Hairston Katie Salgado-Baza Jeremy Landreth Naihema Leach Torianna Leach Malachi McKoy Azaveion Robinson A Honor Roll Grade 4 A/B Honor Roll Divine Gardner Willie Graham Jalil Hayes Khalil Hocutt Cameron Jefferson Zy’Quan McCullen Ashley Kearns Keyon […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Recreation Department in conjunction with the Grand Slam Batting Cage will sponsor a Hitting Camp on Saturday, Dec. 19. The event will be held at the Grand Slam Batting Cage located at 404 4th Street, Bladenboro. Registration for the hitting camp is now open and the cost to attend the camp […]

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David Rouser

Washington — This week, the ten Republican members of North Carolina’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation released the following statement in response to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Governor Pat McCrory’s request that the Obama Administration cease sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina. The joint statement was issued by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Congressman Walter […]

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By: Erin Smith Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout—a time when every smoker is encouraged to give up smoking for one day. The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and was begun in the 1970s when smoking was prevalent in all buildings and public spaces and exposure to secondhand smoke was common. The […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is an effort to help area residents who are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.  Saturday, a BBQ plate fund raiser will be held at the Bladenboro Historical Building from 4 to 7 p.m.  The cost is just $7 per plate, and donations are welcomed.  Homemade cakes, benches and Adirondack chairs will be offered […]

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The Bladen Five Conference Middle School Soccer games that were scheduled for Thursday at County Park have been moved up to Wednesday night due to rain that is expected in the area Thursday. At 4 p.m. Wednesday Tar Heel will play East Arcadia followed at 5 p.m. by Elizabethtown versus Clarkton School of Discovery. To […]

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Soccer

Elizabethtown won a penalty kick shoot-out 3-0 Tuesday night to claim a 2-1 victory over Bladenboro in Bladen Five Middle School Conference Soccer action at County Park. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. Wilmer Garcia converted an assist from Logan West into the lone Bladenboro goal during regulation play. Milton Estrada fired in […]

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Soccer

Middle School Soccer Tar Heel 3, Elizabethtown 1 Tar Heel picked up their second win of the season Monday night with a 3-1 victory over Elizabethtown in Bladen Five Middle School Conference Soccer action at County Park. Jacob Lopez opened the scoring for Tar Heel, and teammate Brian Molina scored the second goal for the […]

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Soccer

Middle School Soccer Tar Heel 3, Clarkton School of Discovery 2 Brandon Labra fired in two goals to lead Tar Heel to a 3-2 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Clarkton School of Discovery Tuesday night at Bladen County Park. Labra put the winners ahead early by scoring his first goal with 16:22 left […]

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The Bladenboro Pirates defeated the Crimson Tide 6-0 Monday night to clinch second-place in the Bladen County Recreation 10-12 Youth Tackle Football League. The Pirates completed their season with Monday’s win and are pictured with their Runner-Up plaque. Share on social media using link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=33722 Share:

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The Bladenboro Badgers defeated the Bears 18-6 Monday night to clinch second-place in the Bladen County Recreation 7-9 Youth Tackle Football League. The Badgers completed their season with Monday’s win and are pictured with their Runner-Up plaque. Share on social media using link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=33718 Share:

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This Day In History

1307—William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head. 1755—Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported. 1805—30 women meet at Mrs. Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America. 1865—Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” 1894—1st newspaper Sunday color comic section […]

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One of New York’s most wanted men is still at large Tuesday after a search for him in Bladen County on Monday went cold.  According to New York State’s most wanted list  Ibrahim Rose is wanted for a Parole Violation by the New York State Division of Parole. Inbrahim has an instant offense of attempted CSCS […]

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  NC Gov. Pat McCrory has advised federal officials that North Carolina has joined several other states in refusing to receive any more Syrian refugees. “North Carolina has a proud tradition of providing a hand-up for those in need, including international refugees,” said Gov.  McCrory in a written release. “However, because President Obama has increased the number of refugees from Syria coming […]

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3rd Grade Superintendent’s List Kenneth Rhodie, Colin Hill, “A” Honor Roll Taylor Mackey, Xavier Hicks, Alex Hidalgo, Savanna Howell, Jaiden Steffen,  Iveonna Ward “A/B” Honor Roll Juanito Alvarado, Jaedyn Beatty, Ethan Braddock, Gissele Campos-Alamazo, Quamony Darby, Dalton Huff, Elijah Jackson, Lukas Johnson,  Sierra Lawson, Kamya Leach, Christopher Joseph, Malaysia Maxfield, Kewone Maynor, Maria Medina, Davion Miller, […]

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The trial for a St. Pauls man accused of raping a child was continued until Dec. 7 during Monday’s session of criminal court at the Bladen County Courthouse. Stevie Earl Bullard Jr., 30, was charged in January 2014 of first degree rape of a child, attempted first degree rape, and six counts of first degree […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for the Christmas Window Decorating Contest. The deadline for contest entries is noon on Friday, Nov. 20, according to Chamber Executive Director Dawn Maynard.  The contest is open to members of the Chamber and there is no cost to enter, said Maynard. […]

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N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremy Freeman was presented a Samaritan Service Award on Tuesday for his actions that saved the life of a woman in Bladen County. The Highway Patrol Samaritan Award is an award given to a member of the Patrol who went beyond the call of duty to aid or assist someone. Freeman […]

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By: Erin Smith The Healthy Bladen Collaborative met on Tuesday at the Bladen County Health Department and held a round table discussion and update of what different agencies are planning for the upcoming holiday season. Kayla Brianne of the Young Families Connect told those in attendance that she and Carol Strickland had recently traveled to Dunn to […]

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In Monday’s Bladen County Recreation Tackle Football action, the Badgers defeated the Bears 18-6 in the 7-9 Youth League. It was the final game of the season for the Badgers who will finish as the Runners-Up in the 7-9 Tackle League. In the 10-12 Youth Tackle League, the Pirates shutout the Crimson Tide 6-0. The […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer announced his next “Coffee with Your Congressman” in Calabash this Friday, November 20th at 9:30 a.m.  “Coffee with Your Congressman” serves as a venue for constituents to meet with Congressman Rouzer, share their opinions and concerns while also serving to update Southeastern North Carolinians on his work in Washington.   “Hearing […]

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Bladen Community College may be poised to see a financial boon if voters approve the NC Connect bond referendum in March. The proposed bond calls for BCC to receive $6.5 million, if approved. President William Findt said the funds will be used to help with the construction of a Workforce Development Building. The proposed building would […]

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The Southeastern District NCSSAR in co-operation with the Lumber River Chapter NCSSAR and the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter NCSDAR invites you to attend a grave marking ceremony for General Thomas Brown, an important Patriot military and political leader who led forces in The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge and in the Battle of Elizabethtown. Brown […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Well, well, another birthday has come and gone…..another coming shortly.  That is what happens as you age.  Thanks to all for messages. Keep driving by the site of the Detention Center thinking that some progress has been made….none yet, but know it is coming, hopefully soon. Filing for the next election begins noontime, 2 weeks […]

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Four County Conference Class 2A East East Bladen (10-2) at Southwest Edgecombe (11-1) Class 2AA East Wilson Beddingfield (7-5) at Clinton (9-2) Class 1AA East Camden County (9-3) at Wallace-Rose Hill (11-1) Other Area Second Round Games Class 2A East South Columbus (7-5) at Fairmont (10-2) Class 1-AA East Williamston Riverside (9-3) at James Kenan […]

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1827—The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. 1900—5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery. 1904—George Cohan’s musical “Little Johnny Jones” premieres in NYC. 1914—US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral. 1927—Tornado hits Washington, DC. 1930—Musical “Sweet & Low” with Fanny Brice premieres in […]

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Should the speed limit on N.C. 87 through Dublin remain at 35 mph or be increased to the state-recommended 45 as it is in Tar Heel? Is the town getting a reputation as a speed trap by drivers traveling through Bladen County along the highway? Commissioner Jeff Smith said Monday at the Dublin town meeting […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and discussed adding the quarter-cent sales tax referendum to the March primary ballot. The funds will be used to reduce the property tax by “at least two cents.” Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Charles Ray Peterson gave each commissioner a moment to speak for or against […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard two presentations on Monday night. The first presentation was from Phil Geary (pictured), EI, a transportation engineer with NC DOT Transportation Planning Branch. Geary presented to the board the Bladen County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. “There is no funding tied to it. IT is not a promise to build […]

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Bladen County Tax Administrator Renee Davis was given her oath of office during Monday’s meeting of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. Davis was given her oath of office by Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court Niki Dennis. Davis, who has been serving as interim tax administrator/assessor since August, was officially named as the new […]

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Brown Belt Heather Lennon Hall from Bladenboro’s Carolina Karate competed at the KARATE MANIA fun tournament Saturday at Whiteville High School.  Heather took first place in her division in both Sparring and Forms.           To share on social media, use https://bladenonline.com/?p=33586 Share:

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This Thursday up to five nominations will be made for a new District Court Judge for Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties according to Allen M. Johnson, the President of the 13th Judicial District. Judge Marion Warren recently announced he will be running for the N.C. Court of Appeals leaving the District Court Judge seat Warren […]

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Call to Order Approve Consent Items Minutes from November 10, 2015. Board to discuss One-Stop Implantation Plan for 2016. Individuals/Delegation wishing to address Board. Closed Session: Consider Entering Closed Session Consider Exiting Closed Session Adjourned. Share on Social Media using Short Link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=33548 Share:

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By Erin Smith and Charlotte Smith The search for a man wanted from New York continues on Monday afternoon and on into the evening. As of 6:30 pm the suspect still has not been found. The Elizabethtown Police Department, Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Highway Patrol along with the SABLE helicopter from New Hanover County […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Tanner Cole Atkins on Friday, Nov. 13, on charges involving a breaking and entering case from June. Atkins, of White Plains Church Road in Clarkton, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, larceny of firearm, and possession of stolen firearm. Atkins was placed in the Bladen County Jail under […]

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          CLARKTON – One of Bladen County’s favorite ands can add yet another accomplishment to their list–CBMA award winner. Blackwater Rhythm and Blues walked away with the awards during the Carolina Beach Music Awards held Friday at the Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The band was nominated in three categories […]

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By: Erin Smith BLADENBORO –There will be a fundraiser to benefit Southeastern Carolina Crossroads at the Bladenboro Historical Building on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 4 until 7 p.m. There will be barbecue plates which will cost $7 each and the meal is eat in or take-out. Rev. Bruce Cannon, director of missions for the Bladen […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, Nov. 16, to discuss several items. Bladen County Tax Administrator Renee Davis is scheduled to receive her oath of office. On the agenda for the meeting include a discussion of the NC DOT Comprehensive Transportation Plan, the rock ramp archway at Lock and Dam No. 2. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Monday, the first day of a very important week as we draw near to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is just 10 days away. East Bladen Eagles football practice begins for another week in the state 2A playoffs.  The next opponent is Southwest Edgecombe High School, a very good football team. Eagle coaches have had […]

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This Day In History

1676—1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket, Mass. 1798—Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress. 1824—NY City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business. 1864—Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War. 1907—Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state. 1920—1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford, Conn. 1935—Richard Rodgers & Lorenz […]

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Bladen County’s 14-and-Under Boys All-Stars defeated Boone 3-0 Sunday to advance to the State-Wide Activities Committee State Soccer Tournament championship game where the Bladen team lost to Wilson 7-0 to finish in second-place in the tournament. Garrett Melvin, Jake Evans and Joseph Masaid scored one goal each for the Bladen team in the win over […]

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