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Posts published in March 2016

Bladen Sheriff’s Office Vehicles Get New Look

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has received a donation from the Tar Heel Freewill Baptist Church. The gift will enable Sheriff McVicker to put new…

BCC Hosts Blood Drive

DUBLIN – Bladen Community College Student Government Association will host a local blood drive with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s Blood Donor Center on Monday,…

A New Chief in Town

By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is set to begin a new chapter with the hiring of retired NC Highway Patrol First Sergeant Tony…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 31

Presidential primaries continue and the delegate count continues to rise. Democrats—Clinton 1,712—Sanders 1,011.  Needed to win 2,383 Republicans—Trump 736—Cruz 462 and Kasich 143.  Needed to…

Taylor becomes fellow

Renae O. Taylor, chief nursing officer (CNO) for Southeastern Health, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional…

Perry, Lumley Wed

Whitehurst Lake House in Washington, North Carolina was the beautiful setting of the September 19, 2015 wedding of Lauren Brittney Perry and Tyler Closson Lumley,…

Tuesday’s Tournament Results

J. Hoyt Warren-Wayne Edwards Baseball Invitational At Douglas Byrd High School Championship Game: Cape Fear 7, Scotland 0 Third-Place Game: East Bladen 7, Grays Creek…

This Day in History – March 30

1822 – Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory. 1842 – Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr. Crawford Long…

Boost the ‘Boro meeting tonight

There will be a called Boost the ‘Boro meeting tonight at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market at 6:30 p.m. the purpose of the meeting is to…

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

The Elizabethtown Jaycees raised $600 for the Heart Fund during a basketball marathon. Longyell Cromartie, Kenny Graham and Greg High, along with lady basketball players…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 29

There is no shortage of news, from the local to state, US and around the world.  The 24 hour news media must have reporters in…

Baseball: South Robeson 8, West Bladen 7

ROWLAND – South Robeson rallied for four runs in the sixth inning for an 8-7 win against West Bladen on Monday in the consolation bracket…

Thoughts While Shaving

Good Friday? Easter Monday?…..How about a week off? What I need is one more holiday that includes good food.  Think I am losing the ‘Battle…

Thoughts While Shaving

It’s Easter Sunday.  Remember the reason and celebrate. It is a safe bet the ACC will be represented in the Final Four next weekend.  This…

Robeson County Slugfest

Baseball Saturday’s results St. Pauls 2, Red Springs 1 Lumberton 5, West Bladen 0 Purnell Swett 15, Hoke County 3 Fairmont 6, South Robeson 4…

Baseball: Lumberton 5, West Bladen 0

ROWLAND – Daniel Carter pitched a one-hitter as Lumberton shut out West Bladen 5-0 on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Robeson County…

PBLA Drill Team wins 1st Place Overall

The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy drill team the John L. Foye Rifles finished second overall this past weekend. The team competed at the 19th…

Elizabethtown man sentenced on drug charges

Patrick Tremaine Rhodie was sentenced Wednesday to 15 to 27 months in custody on drug charges under a plea agreement entered in Bladen County Superior…

Woods fire burns near Clarkton

A brush fire burned near Farmer’s Union Road late Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at about 4:45 p.m. and units from the North Carolina…

Easter weather to be unsettled

The forecast for the Easter weekend looks to be a soggy one, that is according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Bacon. Bacon said a…

You Decide: Why are there new sales taxes?

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension North Carolinians having repairs made to their vehicles are now in for a little bit of a shock.…

Four Indicted For Robbery And Firearm Offense

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that a federal grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina returned…

Baseball: East Bladen 7, Heide Trask 6

ROCKY POINT – Junior Kyle Tatum lined a 2-run home run over the left field fence in the seventh inning to vault East Bladen to…

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 3, Heide Trask 0

ROCKY POINT – East Bladen tallied a pair of early goals en route to a 3-0 Four County Conference girls soccer victory Thursday night over…

JV Baseball: East Bladen 14, Heide Trask 8

ROCKY POINT – Sophmore Devan Stocks pitched 5 strong innings and struck out nine to lead East Bladen to a 14-8 Four Conference jayvee baseball…

Boys Tennis: South View 6, West Bladen 3

South View defeated West Bladen 6-3 Thursday in non-conference boys tennis action at West Bladen. Victor Jacome at No. 1 Singles and Tate Sykes at…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 25

Today is Good Friday.  Bladen students are out of school today and the coming week. Lots of folks on the roadways, drive with care. The…

Elizabethtown Fire responds to West Broad Street

By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Fire Department was paged out to 1107 West broad Street on Thursday afternoon after someone reported an unusual burning smell…

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