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Posts published in February 2016

Golf activity at Vineyard Golf

With the weather warming up golf activity at Vineyard Golf At White Lake is gearing up for a great golf season. Craig Parnell had his…

Bladen We Care Dance

    To purchase your tickets stop by Campbell Oil Company, Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, The Venue, Fisher’s Mens Shop & The Ladies…

March Madness at Social Security

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness, which will culminate when the final four…

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

Jacqueline Mitchell of Clarkton was nominated to the Governor’s School. Ruth Prince Day was celebrated at the Bladen Baptist Association. Representative Ron Taylor introduced a…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 29

Beginning today, we will pay sales tax on many new items and services, thanks to the NC Legislature. We will likely have a pretty good…

Clint Allen Scores Twice For Coker

West Bladen grad Clint Allen batted 1-4 and scored twice Saturday in Coker College’s 10-8 loss at Brevard. Coker won the second game of the…

Carson Gooden Homers For Etown Xpress

Carson Gooden slammed a 2-run home run Saturday as the Etown Xpress won both of their games in a one-day baseball tournament in Wilmington by…

This Day in History for February 29

 1504 – Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians. 1692 – First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah…

D. J. Mason posts double-double for Campbell

 West Bladen grad D. J. Mason posted a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night, but his Campbell Camels dropped a tough Big…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 28

Congratulations to the East Bladen Lady Eagles basketball. Another win posted last night, this time a 59-38 win over Reidsville. Coach Patty Evers team was…

This Day in History – February 28

1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church. 1759 – Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages.…

Bladen County loses loyal Patriot

 Bladen County has lost a loyal Patriot with the passing of Bobby Lewis. He passed away early Saturday morning. Lewis was a fixture in Bladen…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 27

East Bladen girls basketball team continues play tonight as they move forward in the NCHSAA Class 2A basketball playoffs. The Lady Eagles (29-0) entertain Reidsville…

This Day in History for February 27

1563 – William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral. 1801 – Washington, DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction. 1813 – 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted.…

N.C. cotton growers to vote on assessment April 1

RALEIGH – North Carolina cotton growers will vote April 1 on whether to continue a checkoff program that supports their industry. The referendum would reauthorize…

Bladenboro man has probation revoked

On Tuesday, a judge in Vance County revoked the probation of a Bladenboro man. Gregory Lynn Hester was charged with two counts of probation violation…

Upcoming Events and Things to Do

There are a lot of exciting events coming up in Bladen County and in southeastern North Carolina this weekend. If you are looking for some…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 26

This ‘n that. A follow up on the tornadoes that roared through North Carolina Wednesday.  Three were confirmed as touching down and causing damage.  One…

You Decide: Was change greater one century ago

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension Consider this picture. Your home has no electricity or indoor plumbing. This means no electronics or instant warm…

Crash results in DWI arrest

A crash on NC 242 near Baldwin Branch Church resulted in one man being charged with DWI on Thursday, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Freeman. According to Freeman,…

Bladen Recreation 9-12 Boys Basketball Tournament

The Bladen Recreation Department 9-12 Boys Basketball League will have a post-season tournament that will begin tonight (Thursday) and continue Friday night and Saturday morning.…

Man arrested for passing counterfeit currency

The Elizabethtown Police Department made an arrest in a case involving counterfeit currency.  John Sylvester Clax, who initially identified himself to officers as John Sylvester…

Four County EMC announces community meetings

In March, Four County EMC will be hosting six community meetings throughout our service area. Make plans now to attend a community meeting in your…

Hospital Gala tickets are sold out

By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Hospital Foundation Gala will take place this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin.…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 25

After a few days away, came home in the middle of a tornado warning.  The assessment of damage countywide continues.  After seeing the damage of…

Healthy Bladen Collaborative February meeting

A group called Healthy Bladen Collaborative meets every month because they are dedicated to making our communities healthier, and this month was no different. The…

Four County Electric Planned Outage

From Four County Electric Membership Corporation: Weather permitting, a planned outage is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. until  noon. The outage…

E’town Police need help identifying suspect

The Elizabethtown Police Department is asking the public’s help to identify the man in the above pictures who is wanted for questioning in a larceny…

Severe weather threat diminishing

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Steven Pfaff, the threat of severe weather is diminishing slightly. He said a line of severe thunderstorms in the…

Camp Dixie says no breach

A spokeswoman with Camp Dixie said there is no breach of the lake at the camp. “We regularly open the dam so we can do…

Severe storms cause power outages in County

A line of severe thunderstorms swept through Bladen County on Wednesday morning and caused power outages, flooding and trees down throughout the county. A tornado…

Thank you from Jimmie Smith

I would like to say thanks to everyone in Bladen County for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and prayers during my time my of sickness. It means…

Absentee ballots being cast in Bladen

The Bladen County Board of Elections is reporting they have received 565 requests for absentee ballots as of Tuesday. The staff at the Bladen County…

Tornado Warning issued for Bladen County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR…   NORTHWESTERN BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…   NORTHEASTERN ROBESON COUNTY…

Special Weather Statement

AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN COLUMBUS...SOUTHWESTERN BLADEN...EASTERN ROBESON...NORTHWESTERN HORRY...MARION...SOUTHEASTERN DILLON AND SOUTHEASTERN FLORENCE COUNTIES... AT 928 AM EST...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS…

Use your extra day to leap into retirement

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Its leap year and that means one thing — you can add one extra calendar…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 23

Vicki and Lauren Clark did not bring home the cash but they are winners and we are all proud of their efforts. Each returns home…

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