03/24/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:50 am Pork Skins Recall
  • 12:27 am Sayaun Dent & Sandhills Fifth In NJCAA Nationals
  • 12:24 am Track & Field Knights Third in St. Pauls Meet
  • 12:16 am Patty Evers Coaches North Carolina to All-Star Win
  • 12:11 am DeVane and Harrelson initiated into oldest Honor Society
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Dr. Charles Almond has joined Southeastern Health’s Lumberton Medical Clinic.  A native of Robeson County, Dr. Almond earned his medical degree from UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1970. He completed residency training at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., in 1973. A US Air Force veteran, he joins SeHealth after recently […]

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This Day In History

1654 – Bridge at Rowley, Mass begins charging tolls for animals. 1662 – Royal charter granted to Connecticut. 1765 – 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia. 1802 – Washington, DC is incorporated as a city. 1830 – 1st regular steam train passenger service starts. 1861 – President Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Clarkton Town Board approves 20 public housing units to be built in the town. State Auditor Ed Renfro was the main speaker at the Bladen County Democratic Convention at the courthouse. Kathy Fields was named ABWA Woman of the Year. Albert Gainey resigned as East Bladen Principal after 17 years of service. Share:

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Softball

ELIZABETHTOWN-East Bladen defeated Union 4-0 Monday in a Four County Conference softball game that was stopped in the home half of the third inning by lightning and declared final by mutual agreement of the coaches. Senior Miller Heustess pitched a 3-inning no-hitter , struck out 3, hit 2 batters and walked none to pick up […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and recognized May 6 through May 12 as National Nurses Week with a proclamation. The proclamation was received by a group of registered nurses from Cape Fear Valley-Bladen County Hospital who attended the meeting. Bladen County Commissioner Vice-Chairman Arthur Bullock read the […]

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By: Erin Smith   The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and heard a budget request from Bladen Community College President Wiliam Findt. The college is requesting $1.4 million from the county for the FY 2016-17 budget. The budget request includes $92,000 for sheriff deputies; an additional custodian position as the school […]

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by Joy Warren The Elizabethtown Town Council met in regular session Monday evening.  Former Councilman Dr. Darrell Page presented the Council and Mayor Campbell with the Seven Seals Award.  The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves and is presented at the discretion […]

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One of three men charged in an armed robbery of the Dollar General store in Dublin last August was sentenced Monday to between 99 and 131 months in prison for his role in the crime. Everette Nyquan Ward, 26, of Elizabethtown, plead guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping under an […]

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A Kelly man charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon received a suspended sentence and two years probation Monday morning in Bladen County Superior Court under an Alford plea with the state. Andrew Jackson Simmons Jr., 72, had more than 140 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition in his home off […]

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Sebastian Zea plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of more than 1/2 ounce and less than 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana Monday in Bladen County Superior Court under a plea agreement with the state that stemmed from a marijuana growing operation found in Kelly in October 2015. Zea, 23, received a 120 day suspended sentence and […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is getting ready for their 10th annual Kids Appreciation Day which is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building.  Ellen Bennett said that the event will include games for the kids, a skate boarding demonstration at the new skate park, and […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Town Council got their first look at the preliminary 2016-17 budget during the noon work session on Monday. Finance Director Jay Leatherman gave the council an overview of the revenues for the proposed budget. He told the council there is no change to the current ad valorem tax rate of […]

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Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00 p.m. 1 st Absentee Meeting Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:00 p.m. 2 nd Absentee Meeting Tuesday May 31, 2016 4:00 p.m. 3 rd Absentee Meeting Tuesday June 6, 2016 4:00 p.m. 4 th Absentee Meeting Tuesday June 7, 2016 8:30 a.m. ELECTION DAY 2:00 p.m. Final Absentee Meeting 6:30 p.m. […]

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Kuraray employees of the Fayetteville site hosted 30 Elizabethtown Middle School students, to learn about pollinators and how to plant a pollinator garden, at their Elizabethtown warehouse.  Students learned the safety rules that are followed at the Fayetteville site, watched a safety presentation, and received safety glasses and gloves for them to keep.  The students […]

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CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy Renewables today announced it has acquired six 5-megawatt (MW) solar projects in Eastern North Carolina from Community Energy. Five of the six sites are in service, with the final project, Seaboard, coming on line in May. Collectively, these facilities will generate enough solar energy to power about 6,000 homes. “Last year, […]

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Raleigh — A new Civitas poll reveals how voters in NC currently feel about leading presidential and statewide candidates, including strong support for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (HB2). Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “This is our first statewide poll of all likely voters in 2016 […]

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By: Erin Smith The National Day of Prayer is set to take place on Thursday, May 5, at noon at the flag pole located in the front of the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The theme for this year’s event is “Wake Up America” and the scripture is Isaiah 58:1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I enjoy Facebook, especially pictures from years gone by. BladenOnline is the best source of ‘news you can use’.  Numbers continue strong.  Beautiful weather is the toughest competition for readers…..a reminder, The Best Is Yet To Come. Charlotte, Erin, John, Ray, Norgie, Joy, all the contributors provide a very valuable service to the area.  THANKS. […]

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Each year, VFW Post 8062 presents awards for JROTC students at the local high schools.  This year’s honoree from East Bladen High School, Erika Baza, is congratulated by Post Commander Oliver Gause.   Cadet Captain Baza served as the S2 (Safety Security) officer of the Eagle Battalion.  Share:

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This Day In History

1863 – Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men. 1865 – US President Andrew Jackson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis. 1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine is 1st published. 1903 – 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09. 1908 – “Take me out to the Ball Game” […]

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West Bladen and Land-O-Lakes Golf Course will host the NCHSAA Class 2A Mid-East Regional Monday. Play will begin at 9 a.m. Knight Golf Coach Phillip Penny believes that this is the first time that a NCHSAA Regional has been hosted in Columbus County. “We have had a lot of help from retired educators in putting […]

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West Bladen grad Morgan Sweeney batted 2-3 and drove in a run, but her Newberry Lady Wolves dropped their South Atlantic League softball tournament opener 4-1 to Catawba Thursday.   Sweeney ripped a 2-out double down the leftfield line in the third inning but was stranded at third base.   In the seventh inning, Sweeney […]

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  West Bladen grad Clint Allen received the South Atlantic League’s Gold Glove Award for Left Field. A Gold Glove Award is presented to the best defensive player in the league at each position.    Allen played in 34 games for his Coker College Cobras baseball squad and owned a fielding percentage of .950 with […]

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It’s time to laugh again. LoWanda D Productions announced this week “Why Me? 2” will be held at Elizabethtown Middle School on September 2nd 2016. The Special Guest this year is will be announced later. Owner of the production company, LoWanda D. Davis said, “Plan to join us for a night of laughter.” This is […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I am sorry Wesley Floyd is leaving West Bladen.  He has been principal for a couple of years, he succeeded Toni Warwick who was there for a short time who replace Todd Finn who was there for a short time. Russell Dove has either departed the scene as head football coach, or will soon.  He succeeded […]

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The weather was ideal Saturday afternoon for about 50 people to walk a mile from the Food Lion parking lot in Elizabethtown to the Bladen County Courthouse. The reason they walked was to draw attention to child abuse in Bladen County. The seventh annual Bladen County Child Abuse Awareness walk and activities are a way […]

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