01/23/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:58 pm Bladen County business helping federal employees
  • 4:46 pm Elizabethtown murder case remains unsolved
  • 4:35 pm Health and Human Services Agency meeting needs 
  • 3:03 pm Tillis & King Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Seasonal Worker Relief in Funding Agreement
  • 2:50 pm Secret about Bladen County Early College
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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and reviewed 105 mail absentee ballots. Upon reviewing the ballots, the board approved 104 mail absentee ballots and one ballot was found to be incomplete. Board of Elections staff will attempt to notify the voter and have them come in and complete […]

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By: Erin Smith One Stop Voting will get under way for the June 7 primary election beginning Thursday, May 26. One Stop voting will take place at the Bladen County Public Library located at 111 N. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown only. The hours for voting will be Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27 from […]

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Forty players participated in the Southeastern Fellowship Senior’s Golf Association Tourney held Tuesday, May 24, at Coharie Country Club in Clinton. The winning team, with a score of 54, was Stacy Owen, Larry Suggs, Lloyd Hester and J.D. Elliott. Taking second place, with a score of 55, was Sandy Holland, John Turner, Leon Fisher and […]

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On May 10, the soccer field at Bladen County Parks and Recreation on HWY 701 in Elizabethtown was converted to a show field for the evening.  A show for chickens!  We had 89 youth ranging in age from 5 to 18 involved in 4-H and FFA from counties across the region come out to show […]

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Dear friends, I am writing to you today not as a political pastor but as a concerned Christian. As we all know, our nation is moving further and further away from its original biblical moorings.  While our motto remains, “In God We Trust”, our actions speak much louder than those words. You may or may […]

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MONROE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has secured support from 129 Members of the U.S. House and Senate urging the U.S. Postal Service to approve North Carolina Navy veteran Garland Denny’s proposal for a “Stamp Out PTSD” semipostal stamp. In their joint letter to U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan, written by Congressman Pittenger, the bipartisan coalition states: “As […]

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Former East Bladen football star Larrell Murchison has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Louisburg College. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 or more hours of college credit during the semester and have a semester grade point average between 3.50 and […]

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Duke Energy announced today it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The planned project will be at farms in Kenansville, N.C. The project will use captured methane gas to generate carbon-neutral renewable electricity at two power stations. Optima KV will construct a digester at each […]

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What is a Committee of 100? If you Google this question on the internet, you will find that it has many different meanings based on the intent of the organization.  It basically means that a group of people have pooled their resources for a common cause, most often economic development. Recognizing that most communities who […]

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By: Erin Smith BladenOnline.com is proud to welcome two interns for the summer.  Dora Brogdon was selected to serve as our High School Intern and Katie Galyean was selected to serve as our College Summer Intern. Dora is a student at Columbus Career College Academy and is the daughter of Judith Brogdon of Clarkton. She […]

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With the beautiful weather recently and the grass turning summer green there has been quite a few low scores recorded at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. Some of the low scores were: Jim Hancock 76, Brian Willington 77, J.B. Bordeaux 68 with an eagle 3 on 18, Cade Hancock 75 and 70, Matt Hardee 72, […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – The Children’s Emergency Department is moving to a new location on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus. Beginning June 1, the unit will be located on the hospital’s Village Drive side, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The Children’s Department is currently located on the opposite side of campus, facing Melrose Road. The […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever wonder how you would react if a child, your child told you they thought they were born of one sex but felt they were really another? Just thinking. I may be concerned, but I still love them. Some parents are dealing with the issue, not anyone I know, that I am aware of.  Could […]

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LUMBERTON – Lefthander Ian Sykes pitched a no-hitter as West Bladen blanked Lumberton 3-0 Monday night in the second game of a Dixie Pre-Majors double-header after Lumberton won the first game 7-3. The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the nightcap as Caleb Sholar walked then raced home from second base on an errant pick-off […]

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This Day In History

1738 – John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated  annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day. 1775 – John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress. 1818 – General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida. 1830 – “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – The Children’s Emergency Department is moving to a new location on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus. Beginning June 1, the unit will be located on the hospital’s Village Drive side, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The Children’s Department is currently located on the opposite side of campus, facing Melrose Road. The […]

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June 27th-30th (10:00-1:00) June 30th – Parent Day (10:00 AM) Ages 3-13 Cost: 50.00 which includes a WBHS Knights Cheerleading T-shirt and light refreshments every afternoon All participants will cheer at a Varsity Football Game (Date will be announced) Applications can be downloaded off the WBHS website at http://wbhs.bladen.k12.nc.us/ or picked up at West Bladen […]

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The Bladen County Schools Transportation Department is accepting sealed bids on five activity buses and one Genie lift. The equipment is marked as salvage and have parts removed. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. with the winning bidder notified by 4:30 p.m. Bid packets can be picked up at the […]

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By: Katie Galyean This Saturday, May 28, the local Veteran’s of Foreign Wars post will be hosting their annual Buddy Poppy distribution to honor the veterans who gave their life in combat. The VFW will be keeping their traditional distribution locations at Walmart and Tractor Supply in Elizabethtown and will also be adding the IGA […]

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Marianne Valentiner with the Healthy Kids Collaborative spoke to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club recently about keeping animals and children out of hot cars and other items to help keep children safe. She was joined by Berkleigh Pridgen. They gave a very informative talk about about the dangers posed by leaving your pets and children in […]

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RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers. The inspectors found three skimming devices. The devices were found in Mecklenburg and Nash counties. Thieves can […]

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By: Erin Smith One Bladen County veteran is planning to spend his Memorial Day marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Lt. Col. retired Rusty Marsh said that he is marching on Monday, May 30, to call attention to the veterans who served in Operation Desert Storm and obtain funding to build […]

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East Bladen High School

Coach Robby Priest has announced that his East Bladen Eagles will host the East Bladen Football Jamboree on Friday, August 12, at Lenon Fisher Stadium. Participating in the Jamboree along with the host Eagles will be their county rivals, the West Bladen Knights,  along with West Columbus, South Robeson and Overhills. Each team will play […]

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More than $100,000 in counterfeit goods have been taken off the streets thanks to a partnership between the Robeson County Sheriff’s office and the NC Secretary of State’s Office. The counterfeit items include CDs, perfume, handbags, clothing and more. Counterfeit brands that were seized included Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Versace, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Students and teachers are ‘wrapping up’ another school year.  The Board of Education website indicates East Bladen High School graduation will be held Friday, June 10.  West Bladen seniors will graduate Saturday, June 11. A Bladenboro man is one of several charged with possessing counterfeit items at various locations in Robeson County.  Mark Lee Williams […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The third major fire in Bladen County in a week’s time burned 250 acres. Boy Scout Camp Bowers, located in the Live Oak section of the county, was dedicated. The Dublin PTO scheduled a cake sale to raise funds for the school. An FFA District Four Rally was held at Bladen Technical Institute. The Elizabethtown […]

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Photo contributed by Mr. Hubert Kinlaw Elizabethtown like most everything else, has changed over the past fifty or so years. The Pure Station in the photo contributed by Mr. Hubert Kinlaw was Sampson-Bladen Oil Company’s station, and the building beside the station was their office. Across the road from the old station was Cole’s Dress […]

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Baseball

NCHSAA Baseball Play-offs Class 2A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) No. 4 Edenton Holmes vs. No. 15 South Granville   Fourth Round Results South Granville 8, Fairmont 5 Edenton Holmes 4, South Columbus 1   Class 1A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) No. 1 Whiteville vs. No. 7 East Carteret   Fourth Round […]

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Softball

Class 2A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) Jordan-Matthews/Washington Winner vs. No. 2 South Granville   Fourth Round Results No. 12 Washington at No. 1 Jordan-Matthews South Granville 2, Eastern Randolph 0   Class 1A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) No. 1 Princeton vs. No. 7 North Duplin   Fourth Round Results Princeton 4, […]

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Soccer

Class 2A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) No. 1 Carrboro vs. No. 7 First Flight   Fourth Round Results Carrboro 5, Clinton 2 First Flight 3, Currituck County 1   Class 1A East Finals (Best of 3 Series) No. 1 Franklin Academy vs. No. 3 Whiteville   Fourth Round Results Whiteville 6, Goldsboro Rosewood […]

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This Day In History

1785 – Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals. 1788 – South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution. 1861 – Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the union. 1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. 1867 – Jesse James gang robs bank in […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Organizers of the Annual White Lake Water Festival made the most of a less than perfect weather day.  The rain stopped minutes before the parade and it was well received, as were other activities. Farmers should be happy.  The crops look good.  They have benefited by the recent rains. Remember your senior year in high […]

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Two boaters who were reported missing were found safe at White Lake. According to reports the boaters who were reportedly fishing on the Cape Fear River decided to attend the White Lake Water Festival and neglected to inform their families of the change in plans. According to reports fire crews spent Saturday evening searching the […]

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This Day In History

1761 – 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia. 1803 – 1st public library opens (Connecticut) 1807 – Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted) 1807 – Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia) 1843 – 1st wagon train with700 – 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri […]

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  East Bladen juniors Ethan Hines and Eian Hines finished third and fourth in the Long Jump in the NCHSAA Class 2A State Track & Field Championships at North Carolina A&T State University Saturday in Greensboro.   Ethan Hines finished third with a leap of 22 feet, 3 inches, while twin brother Eian Hines was […]

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By: Erin Smith While the morning skies were overcast, the rain moved out and the cool breezes from the lake enticed folks to come out for the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival. During the afternoon, the sun darted in and out behind the clouds. Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, issued this statement in remembrance of Armed Forces Day:   “Today, on Armed Forces Day, we pay honor and tribute to our valiant soldiers who have protected our freedoms for the past 240 years. God bless our soldiers, and […]

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  West Bladen’s softball team who were runners-up in the Four County Conference and reached the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A softball play-offs gathered some academic awards Friday as six of the players were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.   “We are so proud of our team,” said Coach Joey Autry. […]

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President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.   On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine […]

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Bladen County Sports

Devon Strange cracked a 2-run walk-off single to left field that lifted the Bladenboro Giants to a 10-9 extra-inning victory over the Bladenboro Swamp Dogs at Wateree Park Friday night.   The victory kept the Giants alive in the battle for the Bladen County League’s Majors title.   With the Giants down 9-8, Morgan McKnight […]

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Carvers Creek May Day featured a parade and plenty of family fun. Take a look in these photos from Kenneth Armstrong. For more of Kenneth’s photos from the event, click here. Share:

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By: Erin Smith While skies were overcast and cool breeze swept over Goldston’s Beach, the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival got under way on Friday evening with the sounds of the Southern Touch Band from Kinston playing their brand of Country and Southern Rock. Folks gathered under the main tent at Goldston’s Beach and […]

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Baseball

Monday, May 23 West Bladen at Lumberton (DH), 6 p.m Tuesday, May 24 East Bladen at East Columbus (DH), 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26 East Columbus at West Bladen (DH), 6 p.m. East Bladen at Whiteville (DH), 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 Lumberton at East Bladen (DH), 6 p.m. St. Pauls at West Bladen (DH), […]

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This Day In History

1804 – Lewis & Clark Expedition begins. 1819 – 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC. 1832 – 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore) 1861 – Richmond, Va. is designated Confederate Capital. 1878 – 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star in 2:37.25. 1881 – American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton. 1906 […]

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  America faces serious threats from radical Islamist terrorism.  As well, we face grave peril as President Obama chose to give Iran a clear path to nuclear weapons, and increasingly provocative action from Russia, China, and North Korea. President Obama has allowed the military to fall to its lowest preparedness level since before World War […]

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The young dead soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We were young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until […]

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National Weather Service

Thunderstorms are a potential threat this weekend, according to the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington. The front that is producing rain and thunderstorms today (Friday, May 20) will slowly move out of the area bringing possible heavy rain to some areas. A warmer more unstable air mass will be in place on Saturday with […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra Cain Planning meals ahead of time increases the chances of having something healthy on the dinner table. Waiting until the last minute  often results in a trip to the drive-thru on the way home from work. The key is looking at your calendar and planning meals that fit into your schedule.  Pre-planning meals […]

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This week, with the support of Congressman Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed a bill to use funds already appropriated to address and prevent the spread of the Zika virus in the United States.  The bill allocates $622.1 million in existing funds to the Department of Health and Human Services agencies, the State Department, and […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. North Carolina’s April 2016 unemployment rate was 0.4 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 20,245 over […]

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By:  Erin Smith Bladen We Care was the recipient of a donation from the Dublin Peanut Festival committee on Friday morning. “We appreciate all you all do,” said Peanut Festival Committee representative Horace Wyatt. He said that each year, the funds that are generated by the Dublin Peanut Festival are used to help those in […]

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By: Erin Smith While the forecast may appear gloomy, the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival is still on go for this weekend, said Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard. Tonight (Friday), there will a street dance at Goldston’s Beach featuring the Southern Touch Band from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert […]

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The May Bladen County lottery winners have been announced. The winners are as follows: *$1,000 winners: Sherrill Stevens, Phitera Ripley, Nykira Coleman-kemp, Yasmin Sheikh, John Wright, Desiree McKoy, Brenda Sellers, Edward Greene, Kirby Elkins, Raymond Lee, Mike Melvin. *$2,500 winners: Shamaree Cromartie, Shannon Lee, Connie Robinson. *$2,600 winner: Dorothy Easter. *$5,000 winners: David Drye, Lawrence […]

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The 2016 edition of the White Lake Water Festival begins today and hopefully the weather will cooperate. A Classic Car Cruise-In and a Street Dance featuring Southern Touch Band is on today’s agenda. Tomorrow, a full schedule including the Annual Parade. Google White Lake Water Festival 2016 for the schedule of events. Hopeful that authorities […]

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This Day In History

1310 – Shoes were made for both right & left feet. 1734 – 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina. 1775 – Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence from Britain. 1830 – 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) 1861 – North Carolina becomes 11th and last state to secede from Union. 1873 […]

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Eastpointe MCO invites you to join them for their final installment of the May is Mental Health Awareness Month Lunch and Learn series. On Friday, May 27, Kim Pevia, Life Coach and Domestic Violence Victim’s advocate, will present a program on the correlation of Spirituality and Mental Health. Please bring your lunch and join us in the […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen High School held their athletic banquet and the following student athletes were recognized. Women’s Basketball Most Valuable Player                  Lacey Suggs Outstanding Player of the Year   Abby Ward Defensive Player of the Year      Christiana Cromartie Coaches Award                      […]

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A new NCDOT study indicates the Curtis L. Brown Airport in Elizabethtown has an annual economic impact of more than $4-million in the area and supports at least 30 jobs. The study by the NC Department of Transportation is the latest report on the effects of airports, statewide, on the state’s economy. The total dollars created by the airport, according […]

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In addition to film and live performances, the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater displays artwork by regional artists as part of its cultural offerings. Exuviation: Prints by Becci Spruill will open with a 5:30 p.m.  until 7 p.m. reception on Thursday, June 16, and will on display through October in the theater’s lower and upper […]

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By: Congressman David Rouzer Every year, on the last Monday in May, our nation pauses to pay tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Memorial Day is a day to honor and memorialize our fallen heroes for their courageous fight for freedom, liberty and security.  It is also a time […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver Once upon a time, I knew a little kid named Jimmy. His parents were neighbors of ours, and Miss Rhonda was asked to babysit him one time. Just once, mind you. My beloved has always had an incredible touch with little kids, and at five years old, Little Jimmy was just the […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals in Beaufort, Buncombe, Caswell, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Henderson, Martin, Person, Union, Washington, Wayne and Yadkin counties and Lafayette, La. Penalties were assessed for instances of pesticide drift, sale and purchase of restricted-use pesticides, worker protection violations and for applying […]

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East Bladen High School

Senior Award Ceremony, Friday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., East Bladen Gymnasium. Baccalaureate Service, Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m., East Bladen Gymnasium.  Seniors arrive at 5:30 with your cap, gown, and any approved stoles/cords.  Line-up will be in the media center. Two practices are scheduled; June 6, 2016 from noon – 3 p.m. and June 9, […]

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By: Erin Smith The southbound lane of US 701 at the intersection of NC 242 was closed briefly on Thursday afternoon after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle. According to NC Highway Patrol Trooper Townsend, a group of motorcyclists were traveling southbound on US 701 on their way to Bike Week in Myrtle […]

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NCHSAA Girls Soccer Play-offs Class 2A East Fourth Round Schedule No. 4 Clinton at No. 1 Carrboro No. 11 Currituck County at No. 7 First Flight   Third Round Results Clinton 7, NC School of Science & Math 0 Carrboro 5, Midway 0 First Flight 2, Southwest Onslow 0 Currituck County 6, Dixon 1   […]

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NCHSAA Softball Play-offs Class 2A East Fourth Round Schedule No. 12 Washington at No. 1 Jordan-Matthews No. 3 Eastern Randolph vs. Bunn/South Granville Winner   Third Round Results Jordan-Matthews 12, North Johnston 3 Washington 17, East Duplin 5 Eastern Randolph 3, Greene Central 2 No. 10 Bunn at No. 2 South Granville   Class 1A […]

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By: Erin Smith The NC Competes for Jobs tour made a stop in Lumberton at Robeson Community College on Wednesday afternoon to discuss opportunities various program within the NC Department of Commerce that can happen rural counties and towns to grow and compete for jobs. The event was attended by about 100 folks from Robeson, […]

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NCHSAA Baseball Play-offs Class 2A East Fourth Round Schedule No. 17 South Columbus at No. 4 Edenton Holmes No. 15 South Granville at No. 3 Fairmont   Third Round Results South Columbus 9, St. Pauls 2 Edenton Holmes 6, Currituck County 3 Fairmont 3, North Brunswick 0 South Granville 13, South Lenoir 4   Class […]

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DUBLIN – Fifty-two students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at the Bladen Community College Basic Skills Commencement Program in May. Student Xavier Korenstra spoke to the graduates saying, “Today is the best day of my life.” Ann Garrett, Branch Manager of the Bladen County NCWorks Career Center delivered the commencement address. She […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and reviewed the absentee ballots that had been returned for the June 7 primary election. Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw told the members present that approximately 803 mail absentee ballots were sent out and thus far 111 had been returned as […]

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Southeastern Health (SeHealth) will open a new, same-day clinic within Lumberton Drug’s Fayetteville Road location on Monday, May 23. The Clinic at Lumberton Drug will offer treatment for common health ailments with no appointment necessary weekdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Campbell, a Lumberton resident who provided care at The Clinic at […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement following the passage of Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, an authorization bill considered by Congress every year to set funding levels for the military to continue its operations and remain a global leader: “As a Congress, it is our obligation to ensure our […]

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Dr. Mike Walden I’m up to my neck in jobs. However, don’t contact me for a job; I don’t actually have any to hand out! Instead, I’ve been looking closely at jobs in North Carolina — what kinds they are and how they have been changing. Our job market is constantly churning, meaning there are […]

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Bladen Community College students who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the Spring 2016 term have been named to the President’s List as follows: Hannah Bentley                      Brett Jackson                    Levy Pait Liston Britt     […]

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Unpredictable weather for the next few days could cause problems for the White Lake Water Festival.  Everything remains a GO.  That includes a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Department and a BBQ plate sale at noon. Bladen County Law Enforcement Officers are sponsoring their Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 4, at Vineyard Golf at […]

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The Board of Education recently met for their monthly session where they recognized several teachers and students for various awards and achievements. The following teachers were all recognized as their respective school’s Teacher of the Year: Olivia Ollis of Booker T. Washington, Pamela Bryant of Bladenboro Middle, Mary Willoughby of Bladenboro Primary, Beth Pope of […]

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WASHINGTON – In fulfillment of his Constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense,” Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) tonight joined a bipartisan majority to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017(H.R. 4909).   “America faces serious threats from radical Islamist terrorism, President Obama’s decision to give Iran a clear path to nuclear […]

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Big plans are underway for the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club to help make a difference in children’s lives and to assist in funding for the new Bladen County Emergency Services Training Facility. The local club met on Tuesday evening and announced they will hold a fundraiser event on Saturday, August 6th 2016. Kiwanian, Johnny Anderson, reported […]

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By: Valerie Newton Chosen by her peers at their Principal’s Leadership meeting, Bladen Lakes Primary School Principal Priscilla Brayboy will represent Bladen County as the 2016-20107 Principal of the Year. She succeeds Kimbrie Esters, Tar Heel Middle School principal and the 2015-2016 Bladen County Principal of the Year. Brayboy begins her duties as the county-level Principal […]

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This Day In History

1643 – Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor from United Colonies of New England. 1848 – 1st department store opens. 1848 – Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war. 1862 – US Homestead Act becomes law – providing cheap land for settlement of the American West. 1884 – Ringling Brothers circus premieres. 1898 […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladenboro Town Board met on Tuesday for a budget work session and police department salaries and equipment needs topped the evening’s discussion. Town Clerk Melanie Hester presented the proposed budget to the board at the May 9 meeting. On Tuesday, she directed the board members to the section of their budget […]

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The Bladenboro Reds won the Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball League Coach-Pitch Championship. The Reds finished the season undefeated with a perfect 10-0 record. Members of the Reds are: Andrew Wren, Ashton Bryan, Cayden Simmons, Conner Sykes, Faith Wren, Jack Combs, Jackson Pait, Joshua Strickland, Samuel Cummings, Tiffany Page, and Weston Hilburn. Coaches are Keith […]

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WASHINGTON – In honor of National Police Week, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today recognized local police officers for the important, often sacrificial work they perform on a daily basis to keep our community safe. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the incredibly brave men and women in blue who serve and protect our […]

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By: Erin Smith Bladenboro Police Officers officially have a new tool to help them in their efforts to save lives. The department has added the use of Naloxone inhalers also known as Narcan to their arsenal. Naloxone is used to combat overdoses due to opiates such as heroin and certain prescription medications. It has been […]

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WILMINGTON – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that on Friday, May 13, 2016 in federal court, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced Jason Brian Bunch, 42, of Littleton, to 81 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Bunch was named in a Criminal Information filed on January 25, 2016 […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – It’s time to live a little, laugh a little, and breathe much easier! Cape Fear Valley Health will hold its annual Asthma Action Fair on Saturday, May 21, inside the HealthPlex gymnasium. The free event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The Asthma Action Fair has become […]

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DUBLIN – WECT-TV news anchor Frances Weller addressed graduating curriculum students during commencement exercises at Bladen Community College in May. Ms. Weller encouraged students to make sound choices, be committed, and have courage. “Your options in life are endless,” she counseled. “Every decision you make will affect the rest of your life.” The BCC Curriculum […]

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Junior twin brothers Ethan Hines and Eian Hines of East Bladen have qualified for the NCHSAA Class 2A State Track & Field Championships in Greensboro this Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track at Aggie Stadium on the North Carolina A&T State University campus. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. Ethan Hines won the Long […]

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This Day In History

1631 – John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1852 – Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school. 1916 – US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft. 1917 – US Congress passes Selective Service Act, authorizing the federal government to raise a               […]

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Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball League Coach-Pitch 6 p.m. Pirates at Yankees Field 1 6 p.m. Mets at Diamondbacks Field 2 6 p.m. Royals at Red Sox Field 3 Majors 7:30 Cubs at Astros Field 1 7:30 Braves at Athletics Field 3 Share:

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Any coaches or parents who want their softball game stories on bladenonline should text pictures of their scorebook after the game to 910-876-7082. Please send pictures of both teams scorebook pages for each game. Pirates 10, Bandits 1 Rylee Chadwick walloped 2 home runs and pitched the Pirates to a 10-1 victory over the Bandits […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – It’s time to live a little, laugh a little, and breathe much easier! Cape Fear Valley Health will hold its annual Asthma Action Fair on Saturday, May 21, inside the HealthPlex gymnasium. The free event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The Asthma Action Fair has become […]

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The May 17 SFSGA tournament was held at Vineyard Golf with 69 players participating. The winning team, with a score of 52 was Frank Gray, Hugh Brady, J.C. Wiggins and Richard Smith. Tied for second place, with a score of 53 was Bobby Davis, Richard Davis, Mickey Brisson and Leo Hester and the team of […]

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Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) proudly announces the appointment of Kellie Blue, to the position of Secretary, Board of Directors. The Local Government Federal Credit Union Board of Directors Officers are member volunteers, elected by the membership to set general policies and procedures for the Credit Union. Kellie Blue, Director of Finance for Robeson […]

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All North Carolinians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. “Our goal this week is to inform the residents that there is a program that can help them with their medication costs. Aetna Dental Access provides savings […]

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RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has released the following statement from Civitas President Francis X. De Luca: “We at Civitas urge our state and educational leaders to reject President Obama’s latest attempt to overstep his lawful role, ‘fundamentally transform’ the nation, and impose a radical agenda on every school in the state and nation. North […]

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Bladen County Retired School Personnel was presented with the Gold Star Certificate of Achievement Certificate for their scrapbook that was sent to the at the North Carolina Retired School Personnel Convention.   Pictured are Dr. Patricia Faulk, President Jean Lloyd, Marie Faulk, Gold Star Chairperson and Bettye McLaughlin. Share:

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Some grant funding opportunities are currently available for schools to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. These grant funding sources are encouraging students to lead a more active lifestyle and make healthier choices for life. PHIT America GO! Grants (K-6) GO! Grants are $1,000 -$5,000 grants to spark and sustain physical activity programs. The funds […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College graduated its largest associate degree nursing class ever in May, with a pinning ceremony for twenty nursing students. The service included remarks by Dr. Barbara Synowiez, Chair and Professor of Nursing at UNC-Pembroke, who encouraged students to “believe in yourself because dreams really can come true.” Graduating students were Farrah […]

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