07/17/2019
  • 4:11 pm Bladen County: Thursday there is a concert and Friday there is a movie night
  • 1:58 pm Wanted: Lonnie Williams, Second suspect in child abduction
  • 1:41 pm Bladen County Schools and Smithfield Foods Unveils Bladen County Reed and Feed unit
  • 1:24 pm Bladen County School Board is asked to have a vote on silent graduations
  • 12:08 pm Successful blood drive leads to another
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The Winter Solstice, which begins on Tuesday, Dec. 22, marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. According to Wikipedia,  this day actually marks the date the earth’s axis is tilted the farthest away from the sun. According to the website, timeanddate.com, the exact time for the winter solstice for our area is […]

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The opening day of the Fourth Annual Woodmen Life Boys Basketball Tournament will be capped Monday night by a meeting between the only two programs that have won a Woodmen championship. Coach Jerry Singletary’s Whiteville Wolfpack won the first two Woodmen Life Christmas Tournaments in 2012 and 2013. The Wolfpack with top recruit Shaun Kirk […]

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East Bladen’s No. 20 Lady Eagles Jersey that was worn by sisters JaToya Kemp and Jazmine Kemp will be retired Monday night in a ceremony before East Bladen’s 6:30 game with Whiteville in the East Bladen Holiday Classic. “It was a great honor to coach both of them,” said Lady Eagle Coach Patty Evers. “They […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today is the final day to file for political offices, for the March 15 primary.  Locally, Board of Education and Board of Commissioner seats for the next 4 years to be determined.  There are other positions to be decided as well.  The filing deadline is 12 noon today. Well, well…if you have waited to the last minute […]

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This Day In History

1784 – John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs) 1829 – 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore. 1864 – General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia. 1891 – 1st  game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1909 – 1st junior high school […]

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By:  Rev. Cameron L. McGill Pastor, Dublin First Baptist Church Christmas in Southeastern North Carolina will be a bit different this year, not because of the unseasonably warm temperatures, but because of the absence of a man who made Christmas so very special to many of us over the past two decades.   On Tuesday, […]

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West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie fired in 13 points Saturday as his Lander Bearcats claimed a 77-70 Peach Belt Conference basketball victory over Georgia Southwestern in Americus, GA. Purdie connected on 5 of his 7 shots from the field and made 3 of 6 free throws. The 5-7 freshman grabbed 2 rebounds and added 2 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Santa Claus is coming to town and soon and if you don’t believe in Santa, you may receive a small box or bag of peppermint candy, at best.  The really nice gifts go to those who have been nice, and Santa seems to always know who they are. Love to shave with a new blade and […]

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NC DOT

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Abbottsburg.  NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals and gates at the intersection of White McEwen Road and CSX Railroad tracks. This project totaled $248,374 and was paid for with funds from both the Federal Highway Administration and […]

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NC DOT

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.6-million contract to resurface over 22 miles of roads in Bladen and Columbus counties. The work includes resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction along one section of N.C. 53, N.C. 11 from the Bladen County line to N.C. 87 and 25 sections of secondary roads. Crews can […]

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RALEIGH – If you’re planning to cook this holiday season, remember you can protect your pocketbook and the environment by recycling used oils and fats instead of pouring them down the drain. Oil and grease sticks to the inside of sewer pipes and can build up until it blocks the entire pipe, leading to expensive and […]

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West Bladen grad D. J. Mason pumped in 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds Saturday as his Campbell Camels rolled to a 101-82 basketball victory over the Citadel in Buies Creek. Mason made 7 of 10 shots from the field, dished out 3 assists and had 2 steals. The 6-6 senior tossed in a jump […]

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This Day In History

1606 – Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia. 1790 – 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI) 1803 – French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana  Purchase from France to US for $27M. 1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This is the last weekend prior to Christmas 2015 and the last weekend prior to the closing of the filing period for the 2016 elections.  Will be busy in all shopping areas.  Be aware of your surroundings.  Lots of good people, and some thugs… Would be nice to have a busy Monday morning at the […]

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This Day In History

1732 – Benjamin Franklin, under the name of Richard Saunders , begins publication of  “Poor Richard’s Almanac” 1776 – Thomas Paine, published his 1st “American Crisis” essay, in which he wrote, These are the times that try men’s souls.” 1795 – 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky. 1823 – Georgia passes 1st […]

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Basketball

JV Girls Basketball East Columbus rode a 14-4 third quarter surge to a 30-12 non-conference jayvee girls basketball victory over visiting East Bladen Friday night. East Columbus led 16-8 at halftime, then pulled away in the third period. Alexis Lewis tossed in 4 points to lead the Lady Eagle scoring. East Bladen (12) – Kabarah […]

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Basketball

JV Girls Basketball West Columbus rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat West Bladen 25-21 Friday night in non-conference jayvee girls basketball action at West Bladen. Sophmore Indiyah Williams fired in a 3-point shot, and freshman Conner Brisson and sophmore Anna Moser added baskets as the Lady Knights built a 7-3 first quarter lead. West […]

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Basketball

Girls Basketball A 17-0 second-half spurt carried West Columbus to a 40-22 non-conference girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday night. The Lady Vikings led 12-10 at halftime, but junior Laikyn Pait popped in a baseline 12-footer then buried a 3-point shot to vault the Lady Knights in front 15-12. West Columbus’ Raeana Goodman hit […]

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Basketball

Girls Basketball Senior Lacey Suggs scored 16 of her game-high 23 points in the second half as East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles rallied for a 50-44 non-conference girls basketball victory at East Columbus Friday night. The Lady Gators led 25-21 at halftime, but the East Bladen defense limited East Columbus to only 6 points in […]

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Basketball

Boys Basketball East Bladen’s Eagles bombed the nets with nine 3-point goals and raced to a 75-53 non-conference boys basketball victory at East Columbus Friday night. Senior Jermaine Robinson drilled a 3-point shot in the opening period as the Eagles jumped out in front 14-6. Junior Denzel Johnson bombed in a pair of 3-point shots […]

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Basketball

Boys Basketball West Bladen’s ‘Big Three’ of Sayaun Dent, Shaquille Johnson and Stefan McDonald combined for 55 points and 24 rebounds Friday night as they led the Knights to an 80-57 non-conference boys basketball victory over visiting West Columbus. Dent, a junior forward, posted a double-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists to […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Consent items include approval of the minutes from the Monday, Dec. 7, regular meeting, budget amendments, county attorney invoices and tax refunds and releases. The board is scheduled to recognize outgoing Chairman Charles Ray Peterson for his service. East Pointe […]

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Customers at the Post Office facility in Dublin received a jolt on Friday afternoon when a car struck the building. The crash caused damage to the brick wall and a window on one side of the building. Corey Lyons, post master, said “I was at the counter and heard what sounded like a bomb or […]

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Filing for the 2016 Primary election set for March 2016 has been slow to take off but another candidate has made his intentions to seek public office known. Curtis Timothy “Tim” Benton of Bladenboro has filed for the democratic primary for the NC House District 46 seat.  He will join Lib. candidate Thomas Howell Jr. […]

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The town of Elizabethtown is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority’s Economic Infrastucture program. The funds will be used to extend a water line to the building which is currently under construction at Taylor Manaufacturing. When complete, the building will house D’Vine Foods, a gift shop and a […]

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The West Bladen High School Student Government Association held their annual canned food drive during the month of December. The goal was to collect 2,000 cans and students were challenged to help reach the goal. Activities were held to help in reaching the goal. A competition was sponsored between the third period classes with the […]

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By: Erin Smith Area offices and agencies have announced their Christmas holiday schedules. All banks are closed on Christmas Day and will re-open for business on Monday, Dec. 28. However, State Employees Credit Union will be closed for the Christmas holiday Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec.25. They will resume normal operations on Monday, Dec. […]

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Some students in Bladen County Schools will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of Duke Energy employees. The Duke Energy Fleet Maintenance arrived at the Bladen County Schools Central Office on Thursday with precious cargo—20 bicycles.  According to reports, there were ten black bicycles and ten pink bicycles that were sent home with […]

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Sandra Cain

Holiday meal leftovers have almost as many traditions as the meals themselves. From turkey salad sandwiches to turkey tetrazzini, cooks want the leftovers for their traditional holiday meals to be as good, and as safe, as the feast itself. Leftovers should be put in the refrigerator or freezer soon after a holiday meal to avoid […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer voted in support of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, commonly referred to as the “omnibus.”  This bill provides funding for appropriated programs established under the FY16 budget – including providing for our national defense, strengthening our visa system to prevent terrorists from using loopholes to enter our […]

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Attorney Cynthia Singletary who represents Jeffrey Scott Smith, 45, has contacted media outlets over the weekend claiming that a press release sent out by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office that stated Smith was charged in a recent Sampson County raid on Internet sweepstakes businesses was false. The press release in question was submitted to BladenOnline.com on Friday by Capt. Eric Pope […]

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By:  Dr. Mike Walden Economic statistics can be confusing, I know: I’ve been dealing with them as a professional economist for almost 40 years. While some say you can prove anything with statistics, I say, no, you just have to know how to interpret the statistics correctly. I raise this issue because there are two […]

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East Bladen High School

Thirteen different Clinton players scored Thursday night as the Dark Horses pulled away in the second half for an 81-61 Four County Conference victory at East Bladen. E. J. Howard who led the Dark Horses with 14 points drilled in a 3-pointer and a 15-footer to spark the visitors to a quick 7-2 lead. Senior […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder, filing for the March 15th primary election, ends at noontime Monday.  The local Board of Elections has been very quiet since the first couple of filing days.  Locally, Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, NC House and NC Senate seats, US House and US Senate and President are possibilities.  There are others, […]

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Senior Lacey Suggs fired in 21 points, and her East Bladen Lady Eagles raced to leads of 12-0 and 21-2 en route to a 58-30 victory over visiting Clinton Thursday night in a showdown of unbeaten Four County Conference leaders. The Lady Eagles flew out of the gate with 12 unanswered points. Senior Christiana Cromartie […]

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Clinton outscored East Bladen 15-11 in the final period to claim a 51-46 Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball victory Thursday night. Sadique Ingram and Darrell Banks drained 3-point baskets in the first quarter to keep the Eagles within 13-12 at the quarter break. Ingram bombed in two more 3-pointers in the second period, and […]

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This Day In History

1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children.” 1777 – 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne’s surrender. 1787 – New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify US constitution. 1796 – 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor) 1839 – 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC. 1859 […]

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Teddy Randal Deaver Jr. became the third man to plead for his part in a series of break-ins in Bladen County from June, 2014 through March. Deaver, 32, agreed to plead guilty to possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering Dec. 14 in Bladen County Superior Court. He was sentenced by Judge Gale Adams […]

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With this being the last weekend before Christmas, some folks are in search of ways to entertain friends and family alike.  We’ve assembled a list of weekend happenings throughout the region to help with those plans. Here in Bladen County there is the Lu Mil Vineyard Christmas Light Show. This show is in its eighth […]

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Several vehicles were broken into in Elizabethtown Wednesday night and the Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the person or persons responsible. The vehicles were broken into on Wednesday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Kip Hester, several vehicles were broken into at […]

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By: John Clark The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released its initial draft of the 2017-2021 Realignment proposal today. Hopefully for the Bladen County Schools there will be changes before it is formally adopted. The initial draft has East Bladen and West Bladen in a 9-team 2A Conference with current Four County Conference […]

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Governor Pat McCrory invites college students in North Carolina to apply for the State of N.C. Internship Program for Summer 2016. “The State Internship Program provides students an opportunity to develop their skills and learn about public service while gaining real workplace experience,” Governor McCrory said. “I encourage college students to take advantage of this […]

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The strains of Bluegrass music are coming to the Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, courtesy of the group Balsam Range.  Tickets cost $23 or $17 each with an advanced purchase of 10 or more tickets. Perfect for churches, large groups and friends.  Student tickets are $10 each. […]

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Fairmont’s unbeaten Tornadoes, the 2015 Class 2-A Eastern Runner-up, has withdrawn from the Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament at West Bladen and will be replaced in the tourney field by South Brunswick. Coach Scott Wainwright’s Cougars, a member of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, has posted a 3-2 record thus far this season. South Brunswick will play […]

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The deadline to pay your 2015 property taxes is January 5, 2016. Bladen County Tax Administrator Renee Davis said that on January 6, 2016, all past due amounts for the 2015 property tax year will be charged 2 percent interest. “It is very important to get those taxes in because of the 2 percent interest,” […]

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The Colly Extension and Community Association (ECA) Club recently held a Toy Drive at their December meeting. The toys collected were donated to the 4-H Toy Drive to benefit Bladen County DSS and Foster Kids program. The purpose of ECA is to promote education through programs to encourage and assist members in promoting higher standards […]

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https://youtu.be/hea144xhOfc Mary Caitlin Campbell, a trainer at Healthworks Fitness in Elizabethtown, enjoys assisting others and helping them develop a plan to meet their fitness goals. She recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk about the importance of fitness. “I feel better when I’m working out and eating like I’m supposed to do, so I […]

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Every Monday morning during bowling season, Richard and Pamela Skinner, of Dublin, can be seen at the Lumberton Bowling Center participating in the senior bowling league.  As you watch the married couple bowl with ease and knock down pins, you would never guess that between the two of them they have had three partial knee […]

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Baseball

By: Erin Smith Preparations are underway for the first baseball hitting camp to be held Saturday morning at the Grand Slam Batting Cage in Bladenboro. The camp will feature Paul Faulk, an area scout for the Washington Nationals, and his son, Tripp Faulk who is a coach with Carson-Newman University. Bladen County Parks and Recreation’s […]

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East Bladen grad Desmond Bryant recorded 5 tackles and 1.5 sacks Sunday as his Cleveland Browns defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-10 in Cleveland. With 5:59 left in the third quarter, Bryant teamed with teammate Xavier Cooper to drop 49er quarterback Blaine Gabbert for a 7-yard loss. Bryant finished with 4 solo tackles and 1 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Christmas Eve is just a week away. Our weather has been so nice recently, there is a possibility of thunderstorms later today.  Plan accordingly.  One weather source indicates Christmas Day should be cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.  But, forecasting that far into the future is risky at best. Still little or no interest in upcoming […]

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West Bladen grad D. J. Mason posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds as his Campbell Camels rolled past Johnson & Wales 87-53 Wednesday night in Buies Creek. Mason connected on 5 of 8 shots from the field, dished out 4 assists and added one steal and one blocked shot.  The Clarkton native […]

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Clinton High leads the Four County Conference Wells Fargo Cup Standings after the completion of the fall sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wells Fargo Conference Cup […]

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This Day In History

1777 – George Washington’s army returns to Valley Forge, Pa. 1791 – NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street. 1821 – Kentucky abolishes debtors’ prisons. 1862 – General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee. 1903 – At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright). 1920 – AL votes to […]

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French Floyd……………$1,000 Floyd Merritt…………..$4,000 Montel Campbell……$1,000 Frederick Chancy…….$1,000 Teron McAllister……..$10,000 Barbara Robinson……$2,500 Share:

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Chiquita “Cookie” Cooke has recently been elected a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, UNC-Pembroke chapter. Cooke is a 2013 graduate of West Bladen High School where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is currently a junior at UNC-Pembroke where she is majoring in nursing, with hopes to become a neonatal nurse. […]

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                  The Elizabethtown Rotary Club recently presented the third grade classes at Dublin Primary School with dictionaries. The group also presented dictionaries to all of the third grade students in Bladen County. The students were thrilled with the gift and enjoyed reading such things as the almanac and […]

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Some folks who attend the White Oak Family Worship Center spread some Christmas cheer in Elizabethtown on Tuesday evening as they decided to surprise some unsuspecting folks with a Christmas Flash Mob. “It was fun,” said Sandy White, one of the flash mob members. He said 20 people took part in the flash mob that […]

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For candidates who, after careful consideration, have decided they do not wish to seek election, the deadline to withdraw one’s candidacy is fast approaching. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to withdraw one’s candidacy, according to the staff at the Bladen County Board of Elections office. For more information regarding candidacy, contact […]

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As of Wednesday one more candidate has made his intentions known by filing for 2016 election. Thomas Howell Jr. of Bladenboro has filed as a Libertarian candidate for NC House of Representatives District 46 seat. Brenden Jones has also filed for the Republican primary for the same seat. The filing period ends at noon on […]

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The members of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club met Wednesday at San Jose Restaurant and were treated to a presentation from Karla Ward, who serves as marketing director for Lu Mil Vineyard. Ward spoke briefly about Taylor Manufacturing and its products. “A lot of people are going back into farming tobacco,” said Ward. She said as […]

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The RBA Vikings Jr. Midget cheer squad from Columbus Charter School has been named third in the nation.   What’s more? This squad was formed only two years ago. The squad is comprised of 22 students from Columbus Charter School ages 10-13. Last week, they joined more than 420 squads from across the country in […]

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For those that may be considering giving the gift of a drone this Christmas season, you may want to be aware of some changes to federal laws from the Federal Aviation Administration. A new law takes effect on Dec. 21 that requires all drone owners to now register their aircraft. The FAA is now requiring […]

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Folks now have a new location to shop for gift baskets, wreaths and more. White Lake Gift Baskets and More owned and operated by Lizzie Gaillard has opened on NC 41 East. Gaillard celebrated her grand opening on Saturday. The business features an array of handmade wreaths, handmade bows, gift items, and of course, gift […]

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Senior Stefan McDonald and sophmore Shaquille Johnson combined for 31 points to lead West Bladen to a 44-38 victory Tuesday night at Union in the Four County Conference opener for both teams. McDonald topped the Knight scoring with 16 points and made a some key plays in the second half. “Stefan and Sayaun (Dent) did […]

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East Bladen High School

Junior Michael Kramer keyed a 10-2 closing run that pulled out a 71-62 Four County Conference boys basketball victory for Midway over visiting East Bladen Tuesday night. Junior Ethan Hines made 2 free throws to pull the Eagles within 60-58 with 2:49 left in the game. After Midway’s Jackson Carr hit a foul shot, East […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Lots happening as Christmas time approaches, the weather has been great, but un-December like. Still no takers for candidates for local political offices.  No one seems to care….Deadline for filing is noontime Monday, December 21.  NO ONE FILED YESTERDAY. Holiday basketball tournaments are planned for East and West Bladen.  At West Bladen, a three day boys […]

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Senior Lacey Suggs racked up a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night to lead East Bladen’s Lady Eagles to a 64-36 victory at Midway in the Four County Conference opener for both teams. Suggs just missed a triple-double as she totaled 8 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Freshman Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson […]

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Seven different West Bladen players scored in the fourth quarter as the Lady Knights rode a 14-7 closing run to a 41-33 victory at Union in the Four County Conference girls basketball opener for both teams. Junior Laikyn Pait sank 4 free throws in the final quarter, and juniors Kaylee Stevens and Jenna Dove and […]

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Union edged visiting West Bladen 40-37 Tuesday night in the Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball opener for both teams. Gerardo Reyes pumped in 11 points to lead the West Bladen scoring. Kerron Washington and Jaheim Lesane tossed in 7 points each for the Knights, and teammate Andrew Harris added 6 points. West Bladen (37) […]

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Midway defeated East Bladen 66-36 Tuesday night in Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball action at Spivey’s Corner. Anthony Wooten, Sadique Ingram and Shawn Marshall bombed in 3-point baskets for the Eagles in the first quarter, but Midway exploded for 23 first quarter points and built a 23-11 lead. Ingram drained two more 3-point shots […]

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A 7-2 third quarter spurt rallied Midway to a 24-19 Four County Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over visiting East Bladen Tuesday at Spivey’s Corner. Deija Edwards poured in all 13 of East Bladen’s first half points as the Lady Eagles edged in front 13-11 at halftime. Edwards bombed in East Bladen’s only 3-point basket […]

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This Day In History

1773 – Boston tea party incident – Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbor in protest against British imposed Tea Act. 1835 – Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC. 1890 – Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN. 1903 – Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women […]

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On the Road Watch out for Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians •Shopping center parking lots are busier during the holidays. Keep an eye out for distracted pedestrians and drivers who may not be paying attention to you, especially when backing out of parking spaces. •For parents of teens, remind them to be extra alert during this […]

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Patrick Singletary had a perfect shot to bag a big buck near Dublin. Savannah Clodfelter helped Singletary show off his prize. Share:

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East Bladen senior Lacey Suggs and West Bladen junior Alanna Ludlum were selected as Four County Conference Players of the Year for 2015 in their respective sports. Suggs hammered in 159 kills and 67 aces to lead the Lady Eagles to a third-place finish in the conference volleyball standings. East Bladen posted a 9-5 record […]

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The Salvation Army joined forces with Toys for Tots and other caring community members to give 80 families in Bladen County coats, clothes and toys for the holidays. Applications were taken last year for Bladen County families in need according to Major Virginia Watts with the Salvation Army. Monday, December 14th all the gifts were […]

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by Erin Smith Eugenics is a word that many folks either have never heard of or simply shake their head and turn away when spoken. It refers to a now defunct program that operated in North Carolina and other states that sought the sterilization of folks as a means of population control as well as […]

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by Erin Smith  Kirby Vacuum is one of a very few companies that still sell their product by going door-to-door. Many folks across the region have had all manner of stories to tell about their encounters with Kirby Vacuum sales representatives. Some are positive and some are negative. Emily Flax, public information officer with the […]

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The North Carolina Primary Election is still about 3 months away, on March 15, however some states will hold a vote or caucus earlier.  The Iowa caucus will be held on February 1, 2016 followed just over a week later by the New Hampshire primary election.     The caucuses in Iowa and the early […]

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by Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this Monday for their monthly session where a new Board Chair and Assistant Chair were elected. Wilbur Smith replaced Ophelia Munn-Goins as the Board Chair, and Vinson Rozier replaced Alan West as the Vice Chair. Several West Bladen Foods 2 students under the leadership of their teacher, […]

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The filing deadline for 2016 elections is Monday, December 21 at 12 noon.  35,000 residents, over 20,000 voters and barely enough candidates to fill the ballot.  When local candidates ran county-wide, it was not unusual to have 10 to 13 or 14 candidates for county commissioner for either 2 or 3 seats, depending on the […]

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The Bladenboro Town Commissioners met on Monday and recognized Police Officer Brooks Yandle for his efforts in saving a man’s life recently. Officer Yandle was presented an award from the town for his efforts in saving the life of an unconscious 31-year-old man. Yandle responded to a call near the Pawn South Store on Friday, […]

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A crash on NC 41 West in the vicinity of Bladen Community College at about 7:36 a.m. sent at least one person to the hospital on Monday. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Troop J. P. Weissinger a vehicle operated by Donald Blake Badson was traveling east on NC 41 near the intersection NC 410 […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Clarkton Lions Club was celebrating their 30th anniversary in Clarkton. Representatives Ron Taylor and Edd Nye were speaking to East Bladen students. East Bladen High School Junior ROTC received trophies at the district meeting. Christmas parades were held at Bladenboro and Elizabethtown. Robert Lewis of Bladenboro received an honorary lifetime membership from Bladenboro Volunteer Fire […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education will meet on Monday in the meeting room at the Bladen County Board of Education office. In Spotlights and Recognition, the board will recognize ServSafe certified students, HOSA competition winners form East Bladen and West Bladen High Schools, Alpha Kappa School Employee of the Year, FCCLA State officer, National […]

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By: Erin Smith The employees at the North Carolina DMV Call Center located at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park collected 5,000 items including coats, hats, gloves and canned goods to donate to the Bladen County Department of Social Services and Bladen Crisis Assistance Food Bank. DMV Supervisor Renee Summerlin said that an employee at the Call […]

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By: Erin Smith The Arby’s restaurant in Elizabethtown is now officially open.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday morning at 10 a.m., just in time for folks to file in for lunch and supper. The restaurant will sell a full line of Arby’s sandwiches including roast beef, turkey sandwiches, salads, curly fries and […]

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The Bladen County Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently completed its 2015 County Committee Elections and Daniel B. McDuffie was re- elected to a three year term beginning January 1, 2016.  McDuffie will represent Local Administrative Area-1, which includes Elizabethtown, Brown Marsh, Whites Creek, and Carvers Creek Township.  FSA committees are responsible for local administration of […]

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Highest Temperature        82 degrees              1998 Lowest Temperature          -3 degrees              1989 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                      3.41 inches               2006 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                            13.0 inches               1917 Share:

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Technology is a wonderful thing, ’til it begins acting strange.  Where are grandchildren when we need them? Had printer problems yesterday, this morning when I ‘fired’ up my computer, the printer remembered all the times I pressed the ‘buttons.’ Not bad, at least it’s working… Good Monday to all.  What a beautiful weekend, weather wise. 50 years […]

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West Bladen Coach Travis Pait has announced that the fourth annual Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament will be held at West Bladen on December 21, 22, and 23.  A strong field of Whiteville, Fairmont, East Bladen, Midway, Southern Lee, Hoke County, East Columbus and the host and defending champion West Bladen Knights will compete in the […]

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1782 – Charleston, SC evacuated by British. 1793 – 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati. 1798 – David Wilkerson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine. 1819 – Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state. 1849 – 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston) 1915 – Jack […]

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  We are holding another Holiday Hay Fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m.  until 3 p.m.!  For $10 Abigale and Big Red will be giving Christmas Pony rides.  Sadly our photographer will not be available. All proceeds will go to the hay fund.  Each horse goes through about a round bale a month.  Presently we […]

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A search for a missing teen and missing woman, a new police chief named in Elizabethtown, court cases involving child sexual abuse and shooting at a former supervisor, and the selection of a new chairman and vice-chairman for the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. Those were among stories in the news last week. The Elizabethtown […]

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Bladen Online received an early Christmas present from its readers, and it was exactly what we wanted: a record-setting week for page views and visits. Thank you! There were 159,367 page views for the week of Dec. 6-12, according to Google Analytics, which shattered the previous record of 146,560 set Nov. 8-14. There were 32,597 […]

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  The past week has been absolutely unreal. Our pages viewed are the best ever, nearly 160,000. December 2007, the plans were being laid for a new news source for Bladen County residents, by Bladen County residents about what was happening in Bladen County and today, and despite a few obstacles and with much hard […]

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At BB&T Field, Winston-Salem Class 1AA Wallace-Rose Hill 48, Mitchell 28 Class 1A Plymouth 28, Robbinsville 20 Class 4A Charlotte Catholic 27, Greenville Rose 20 At Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill Class 3A Rocky Mount 24, Belmont South Point 21, Overtime Class 3AA Shelby Crest 55, Southern Durham 21 At Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh Class 4AA Charlotte […]

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Photos by Jeff Owen Visitors to Harmony Hall in White Oak were able to spend a weekend learning about life during the Revolutionary period on a working plantation during the annual Christmas Open House weekend. Folks were able to walk the grounds at Harmony Hall and experience a tar, pitch and turpentine demonstration, black smith […]

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