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Posts published in March 2016

Road closings, detours and openings

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced that Baltimore Road has re-opened.  According to the NCDOT, this completes the work for Baltimore Road. Also, Browntown…

Iphone/Ipad TIPS: ios 9.3 is here

iOS 9.3 Coming, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 iOS 9.3 is out. So most likely it has already downloaded to your phone during the night and…

Todd Pait Named West Bladen Football Coach

Bladen County native Todd Pait is returning home to take over the head coaching reins of the football program at West Bladen High School. Pait…

Softball: West Bladen 8, Pender 6

West Bladen’s Lady Knights fought back from a 6-2 deficit to defeat visiting Pender 8-6 Wednesday night in Four County Conference softball action. After Pender…

Baseball: West Bladen 12, Pender 11

After 22 runs, 21 hits, 11 errors, nine walks, five passed balls, two wild pitches, a hit batter and five lead changes, it seemed only…

JV Baseball: West Bladen 6, Pender 1

Ian Sykes pitched a two-hitter and allowed an unearned run as the West Bladen junior varsity baseball team remained unbeaten in Four County Conference play…

Softball: Heide Trask 10, East Bladen 0

ROCKY POINT – Heide Trask rode a 9-run first inning to a 10-0 Four County Conference softball victory over East Bladen Wednesday night. Heide Trask…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 24

Republican presidential political campaigns have reached new lows with the topic turning to spouses.  My, my, my.  Thought one Dem had a ‘lock’ on that…

JV Softball, Pender 12, West Bladen 10

Pender defeated West Bladen 12-10 Wednesday in Four County Conference jayvee softball action at West. The game was called due to a time limit in…

Girls Soccer, East Bladen 5, Pender 0

East Bladen’s defense completely stymied Pender as the Lady Eagles cruised to a 5-0 Four County Conference girls soccer victory over the visiting Lady Patriots…

Girls Soccer, Heide Trask 2, West Bladen 0

Girls Soccer Heide Trask 2, West Bladen 0 Heide Trask defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday night in Four County Conference girls soccer action at West.…

Town of Dublin Presents Check

The Town of Dublin Mayor, Horace Wyatt, and Dublin Fire Chief, Pete Batton, presented West Bladen Fire Academy Chief, Gary Estep, with a check on…

Dispute over woman leads to one arrest

A dispute over a woman has lead to one man being arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. According…

Town of Dublin Presents Check

The Town of Dublin Mayor, Horace Wyatt, and Dublin Fire Chief, Pete Batton, presented West Bladen Fire Academy Chief, Gary Estep, with a check on…

Harrells Christian Academy releases Honor Roll

Harrells Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the third nine week grading period.  Honor Roll 4th Grade Case Barber Evan Boussias Alex Farrior…

Vineyard Golf Spring Fling Golf Tournament Results

The Spring Fling Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament was held Sunday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. First Flight winners,…

Baseball: East Bladen 8, Pender 2

 Sophmores Sincere Smith and Xavier Wooten hammered triples to lead an eight-hit East Bladen attack that rallied the Eagles to an 8-2 Four County Conference…

Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder of the upcoming Bladen We Care fund-raisers.  The first is a Gala set for The Venue at White Lake on Friday, April 8. …

Softball: Pender 15, East Bladen 2

 Brianna Goff’s home run highlighted a 9-run second inning that carried Pender’s Lady Patriots to a 15-2 Four County Conference softball victory at East Bladen…

Softball: Heide Trask 10, West Bladen 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong  Heide Trask erupted for 6 runs in the first inning and went on to capture a 10-0 Four County Conference softball…

Boys Tennis: West Bladen 5, East Columbus 4

West Bladen edged East Columbus 5-4 Tuesday in non-conference boys tennis action at West Bladen. After splitting the singles matches 3-3, the Knights won 2…

JV Baseball: East Bladen 19, Pender 4

East Bladen exploded for 14 first inning runs and rolled to a 19-4 mercy rule victory over visiting Pender Tuesday in Four County Conference jayvee…

Baseball: Heide Trask 6, West Bladen 2

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Crafty right-hander Jordan Flora scattered nine hits Tuesday night as Heide Trask defeated West Bladen 6-2 in a Four County Conference…

JV Baseball: West Bladen 11, Heide Trask 1

Jalin Drew and Dalton Pait each drove in two runs and Trey Storms pitched a three-hitter Tuesday afternoon as the West Bladen junior varsity baseball…

Fire destroys building in Bladenboro

By: Erin Smith A fire threatened several structures on Tuesday afternoon on NC 131. The fire destroyed a building behind a home but no injuries…

BCC Offers Community Service Learning Opportunities

Bladen Community College is offering the following community service courses for personal interest and growth: Shag for Beginners, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Thurs, Mar 31 – May…

Commissioners receive good audit

By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday and was presented with the annual audit for FY 2014-15. Bryon Scott, of…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 22

Let us keep the good people in Brussels, Belgium in our thoughts and prayers.  Terrorists are difficult to deal with and appear to have caused…

Cape Fear Valley ED Among Busiest In The Nation

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department is among the 50 busiest in the nation, according to a published report by Becker’s Hospital…

West Bladen 5, East Bladen 4 Boys Tennis

West Bladen edged East Bladen 5-4 Monday in Four County Conference boys tennis action at East. The two teams split their six singles matches 3-3,…

Bladen Community College Student Earns Recognition

Katiesha Hayes, BCC Student Government Association Vice President, has graduated from the NC Community College System Student Leadership Development Program. The event offers selected students…

Frost Advisory in effect for Monday night

The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a frost advisory for Bladen County for Monday night into Tuesday morning. The advisory will be…

Bladen County Headlines 35 years Ago

Wilson Lacy of Bladenboro was named CEO of Cardinal Savings and Loan in Raleigh. Taylor Tractor Company of Elizabethtown was having their grand opening at…

SRMC to install visitor photo id system

Over the next few weeks, Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will begin implementing a new electronic visitor management system. This new system will require that…

Congressional filing picks up pace

Filing has gotten under way for the June 7 Congressional primary. The filing period ends at noon on Friday, March 25. The primary was moved…

Bladen County Commissioners to meet Monday

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday night, March 21, at the Bladen County Commissioners meeting room in the Bladen County Courthouse and…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 21

Last Tuesday’s election results are expected to be certified this week. Some appear to be concerned that Gov. McCrory eliminated the Coal Ash committee, after…

BC PREPS basketball teams win championship

Two BC PREPS basketball teams from Bladen County won their age group championships in the 3rd Annual All-Ballers Spring Warm-Up Tournament. The BC PREPS champions…

Clint Allen Scores Tying Run, But Coker Falls

West Bladen grad Clint Allen cracked a fifth inning single and scored the tying run, but his Coker College Cobras eventually dropped the second game…

This Day in History for March 21

1844 – The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world. 1865 – Battle…

Saying Farewell to Rev. Bruce and Wendy Cannon

By Erin Smith Folks from all over Bladen County and members of the Bladen Baptist Association gathered at Dublin First Baptist Church to say farewell…

New Fire Engine

The Elizabethtown Fire Department is making plans for the arrival of a new apparatus and receiving periodic updates on the progress of the construction phase…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 20

What a nice week, weatherwise. We are in for a huge change. Yesterday’s high temp was in the mid 70s, today (Sunday), highs near 50,…

This Day in History – March 20

1816 – US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions. 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published (Boston). 1865 –…

Girls Soccer: Wallace-Rose Hill 5, West Bladen 0

Photos by Aldolfo Suarez Photography TEACHEY – Wallace-Rose Hill defeated West Bladen 5-0 Friday night in Four County Conference girls soccer action. The Lady Bulldogs…

Thoughts While Shaving for March 19

Will be happy when the 2016 primary elections and conventions are over. There is about as much tension as I have seen during the election…

Softball: East Bladen 19, Clinton 3

Senior Miller Heustess pitched a 3-hitter, and East Bladen pounded out 12 hits en route to a 19-3 Four County Conference softball victory Friday over…

Softball: West Bladen 5, Wallace-Rose Hill 2

TEACHEY – Junior Sophia Singletary pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 5 batters to lead West Bladen to a 5-2 Four County Conference softball victory…

Baseball: Wallace-Rose Hill 5, West Bladen 2

TEACHEY – Jacob Teachey and Kaleb Dale combined on a six-hitter and Wallace-Rose Hill took advantage of five West Bladen errors to beat the Knights…

Girls Soccer: Clinton 9, East Bladen 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Clinton exploded for 8 second-half goals to claim a 9-0 Four County Conference girls soccer victory at East Bladen Friday night.…

JV Baseball: Clinton 13, East Bladen 9

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Clinton capitalized on 11 East Bladen errors and defeated the Eagles 13-9 Friday night in Four County Conference jayvee baseball action…

Resident says intersection unsafe

One resident who lives near the intersection of NC 131 and NC 41 West said the intersection is not safe, in his opinion. That was…

This Day in History for March 19

1628 – Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England. 1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River,…

Three vehicle crash closes NC 41 West

A three vehicle crash involving two transfer trucks and a pick-up truck at the intersection of NC 41 West and NC 131 closed the roadway…

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