12/17/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 6:30 am Celebrate the holidays with family safely
  • 6:13 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 2:13 am Basketball League Provides Second Chance for Young Men
  • 8:34 pm Social Security benefits to increase in 2019
  • 8:21 pm This Day in History for December 16
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  NAKINA – Columbus County defeated Elizabethtown 11-0 Thursday night in the District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament championship game.   Columbus County scored 3 runs in the first inning, 1 in the second and 4 more in the third to take an 8-0 lead.    Allister Russ belted a third-inning single, and Cooper Padrick […]

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  The Pirates completed an undefeated season and won Bladen Recreation’s 8-10 Girls Softball League championship. Team members are: Holland Davis, Haylie Robinson, Ashlynn Brown, Madeline Barbour, Abbie Hickman, Rylee Chadwick, Mackenzie Singletary, Rebecca Johnson, Natalee Sykes, Laci Storms, Morgan Moore, Marlie Walters and Kaden Thurman. Coaches are Matt Chadwick, Jerimey Sykes and Steve Thurman.  […]

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  The Bladen County All-Stars who played two close games in the District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament at Nakina are pictured.   The Bladen County All-Stars are coached by Joseph Russ, Nathan Allen and Phillip Monroe. Players are Aidan Russ, Cade Allen, Conner Monroe, Hezikiah Adams, Trenton Meares, De’Anthony Smith, Joe Johnson, Matthew Kemp, Xavier […]

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This Day In History

1776 – 1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain’s North American colonies. 1795 – John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court. 1836 – US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington. 1847 – 1st US postage stamps go on […]

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  Three West Bladen girls are playing key roles on the Lumberton All-Star team that opens play in the Dixie Belles Softball North Carolina State Tournament Saturday at Town Creek Park in Winnabow.    Conner Brisson, Carley Dawson and Abby Dawson were all members of the Lumberton All-Star team that won the 2015 Dixie Belles North […]

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NAKINA- Columbus County defeated Bladen County 11-0 Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Columbus County advanced  to Thursday’s night’s championship game against Elizabethtown.   The Bladen County All-Stars are coached by Ramon Johnson, Justin Rhodes and Elliot Kinlaw. Members of the team that finished with […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Water Rescue responded to a call from a boater stranded on the Cape Fear River on Thursday afternoon. The boater was reported to be floating on the river between the Lock And Dam No 3 near the DuPont Fayetteville Works plant and the bridge at Tar Heel. Bradley Kinlaw, […]

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By Erin Smith A collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle resulted in a fatality on Wednesday night. Kyasia Hayes, 16, was struck killed as she and several others were walking east along Broad Street in the vicinity of Danaher, Lt. Mark McMichael. He said there were several individuals walking with the flow of […]

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Water Rescue is responding to a call of  a stranded boater on the Cape Fear River. The boat is floating on the river between Lock and Dam No. 3 near DuPont Fayetteville Works and the landing near the bridge in Tar Heel.   Check back with Bladen Online for more details as they become available. […]

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This week, the world saw yet another horrifying terrorist attack in Istanbul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. While we don’t know the full circumstances of those behind this attack, one thing is clear: between Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, and Orlando, we are seeing radical Islamic terrorism strike across the globe […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free 90-minute grief workshop, Healthy Coping in Grief. It will be 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at LCFH’s Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad Street in Elizabethtown. “Grieving is a long and difficult process,” Melissa Rogers, LCFH bereavement counselor, said. “In addition to understanding how stress can take […]

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Lumberton – Southeastern Health (SeHealth) announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process for Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning accreditation, Southeastern Health’s SRMC has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce held their organizational meeting of the Chamber Ambassadors program on Tuesday morning at City Sandwich Shop in Elizabethtown. There are 11 Ambassadors who are currently serving. Erin Smith and Bille Sue Hall were selected to serve and chair and co-chair respectively. “I’m really excited about the Chamber Ambassadors […]

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We caught Patti Miller with Bladen County Parks and Recreation getting the weeds out of the flower bed she planted for all to enjoy at the county park. Miller planted the flower bed around the flag poles at the park and was there after hours making sure the flowers were watered and looking their best […]

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The Bladen County Health Department wants to inform you of how to stay cool and safe in extreme heat. The following tips are important: Elderly people (65 years and older), infants, children, people with chronic medical conditions, and pets are more prone to heat stress. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will celebrate N.C. Peach Month in July with several special events. While some peach orchards were hit hard by cold weather this spring, the department says there is still a lot to celebrate. “We had an unusually cold April, which affected midseason varieties across the […]

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Campbell University has released the list of graduates for Spring 2016 and three Bladen County County residents earned degrees. *Mason DeAndre of Clarkton was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree; *Julianne Nance of Bladenboro was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree; and *Matthew Formyduval of Clarkton was awarded a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Share:

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This Day In History

1834 – Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) 1859 – Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1896 – W.S. Hadaway patents electric stove. 1898 – Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.” 1906 – John Hope becomes […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

June 30, tomorrow we begin the second half of 2016.  Check your New Years Resolutions. Suggested reading, an article in ‘The Atlantic’ news source: “How American Politics became so Insane,” by Jonathan Rauch.  It is in the July-August 2016 edition.  Google it.  It’s long, but very informative. Bladen County is becoming a destination for tourists.  […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Eight West Bladen High School JROTC cadets joined over 700 young leaders from the southeast who participated in the rigorous Jr. ROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at Fort Jackson from June 11-17.  JCLC is an annual event at which selected high school cadets participate and compete in a variety of hands-on training such as Team […]

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Zach Meares batted 3-3 with 2 triples and A. J. Smith slugged a 2-run home run to lead the Tigers to a 10-7 victory over the Gators in Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball League action at County Park Wednesday night. The Gators’ Jake Evans and the Tigers’ Ethan Johnson pitched 2 scoreless innings each until […]

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The Slammers completed an undefeated season Tuesday night with an 18-2 victory over the Comets at County Park. The Slammers are the Bladen Recreation 13-16 Softball League champions. The Slammers jumped in front with 8 runs in the first inning. Abbie Cross led off the game with a walk, and Johanna Parker walloped a triple […]

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Bladen County Sports

The Glory completed an undefeated season Tuesday night with an 8-6 victory over the Sandpipers in Bladen Recreation 11-12 Softball League action at County Park. The game was actually a forfeit as the Sandpipers didn’t have enough players. The Sandpipers scored a first inning run when Acee Campbell beat out an infield hit and came […]

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  The Glory completed an undefeated season and won Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Girls Softball League championship. Team members pictured are: Hannah Cole, Luz Ramos, Lauren Bowen, Weslyn Hall, Carington McDowell, Merritt Martin, Kayleigh Raynor, Alyssa Futrell and Lachelle Parks. Coaches are Anthony Raynor and Lawrence Raynor. Not Pictured are Katie Evans and Natalie Spears.  Share:

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Amy’s Academy of Dance Arts competed on Saturday, June 25, at Dance Machine Productions National Dance Championships in Rock Hill, SC with our Large Production routine “Misdemeanor.”  AAODA won 12 & under Production Grand National Champions.  They were also awarded a Diamond Trophy, the highest award that could be won.  This eight minute routine was […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw Dropbox – free If you are not a dropbox user, get it today. It’s a great way to store and share your documents on the cloud (on a web server). I have been using it for years. Scanning Dropbox just added the ability to scan and document including multiple pages on your […]

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With the middle of the summer here golfers are now crowding Vineyard Golf. It is important that you reserve a tee time for your group to play. You should call the pro shop at 910-247-6132 to request a time. Vineyard Golf will try to accommodate walk-in players but it is best that you obtain a […]

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North Carolina Southeast (NCSE) is hosting a two day meeting of representatives of the private and public sector from 16 participating counties.  The meeting is being held at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery in Elizabethtown. The purpose of the meeting is for local Economic Development representatives to make presentations to the Economic Development Partnership of […]

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The Elizabethtown Rotary Club celebrated a year of service in the community on Wednesday as well as meeting the recipients of this year’s scholarships. President Renee Horton addressed the club for the final time as her term as President came to a close. She shared a video of the club’s activities and programs from the past year. […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA – Bladen County scored four runs in their last at-bat to defeat Whiteville Optimist 9-5 Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. With the win Bladen County advanced to a semi-final game Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Columbus County. The top of the Bladen County batting order keyed the […]

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By: Erin Smith Dr. Susan Aycock has joined the Columbus County Health Department, according to Health Department Director Kim Smith.  She began her duties there on June 21 and will be working two days per week. “We are excited to have her. She is great to work with and has a great attitude,” said Smith. […]

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By: Erin Smith A man grilling at Jones Lake State Park on Wednesday received second degree burns on his left arm following an incident involving a grill.   According to Park Superintendent Shane Freeman the man was using a grill when it flashed over and he received the burns. He was transported by Bladen County […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Fire Department took part in a softball tournament recently in Fayetteville where they placed third.  The team adopted the name “The Mules” from a mascot that was painted onto one of the department’s trucks, according to Elizabethtown Fire Chief Nick West.  The members of the department are always searching for ways to […]

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By: Erin Smith During a meeting of the Bladen County Board of Elections held on Tuesday afternoon, questions were asked of the Board members about an incident that ocurred during the June Primary which resulted in the redaction of one vote. Bladen County Commissioner Charles Ray Peterson asked the board what they planned to do […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday and voted to approved the One Stop Implementation Plan for the General Election on Nov. 8. but voted down the addition of Sunday voting hours. In a related matter, the Board received a letter from Democratic Party Chairman Zane Singletary requesting the Board […]

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The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Ivey Street. The purpose of the meeting is to close out budget amendments for fiscal year 2015-16, which ends Thursday, and also to go into closed session to discuss personnel. Share:

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CAIRO – Congressman Robert Pittenger, Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, had this statement in reaction to the attacks at the Istanbul airport: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the attacks in Istanbul,” said Congressman Pittenger (NC-09). “While we don’t know the full circumstances of […]

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RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 98 of North Carolina’s counties in May and remained unchanged in two.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.5 percent.  Fourteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases and one remained unchanged. Among the Metro […]

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Katie Galyean If you had gone to the Senior Center in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, June 28, you would have been greeted with party lights, red and black decorations and Marvin Gaye singing in the background. The seniors of the county were all invited to the first annual Senior Prom that took place from 2 pm […]

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Four Bladen Community College students were recently awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships. From left to right are Clarissa Patterson (Nurse Aide I), Paula K. Hester (Nurse Aide I), Jordan Blair Rogers (Nurse Aide I), and Kristen Michelle Pittman (EMT-B). Standing with the students are Vice President for Workforce and Continuing Education Sondra Guyton and Vice President for Student […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever get the feeling our world is falling apart? Yesterday, another bombing, this one in Istanbul, Turkey.  First reports were 20 killed and 40 injured.  Early this morning (Wednesday), those numbers had risen to over 40 killed, and 150 or more injured. Then I checked some of the social sites, Facebook and others, and see […]

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Center Road has reopened to traffic following a crash involving a hog truck early Wednesday morning.  The road was temporarily closed in the vicinity of Marsh Road after a truck carrying dead hogs crashed during the early morning hours of Wednesday. According to reports, the truck was transporting dead hogs to a facility at Smithfield […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA – A 13-run, second-inning carried Columbus County to an 18-1 victory over Elizabethtown Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown will receive a bye Wednesday night and will play the winner of Wednesday’s Bladen County/Columbus County game Thursday at 6 p.m. Bladen County defeated Whiteville Optimist Tuesday […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA – Riegelwood pushed across a run in the seventh inning to edge Bladen County 7-6 Tuesday night in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament. It was a tough two-game run for Bladen County who led Whiteville Optimist 7-6 until the final inning in their tourney opener. “We […]

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By: Erin Smith A Garland family is searching for their missing son. Jenny Moore said her son, Andrew Moore, 20, has been missing since 7 a.m. Monday. If anyone has seen Andrew, they are asked to contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-592-4141.   Ms. Moore said this is out of character for Andrew to […]

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This Day In History

1776 – Mission Delores founded by San Francisco Bay. 1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor. 1863 – George Armstrong Custer, age 23, appointed Union Brigadier General. 1891 – US National Forest Service organized. 1906 – US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Public Library will be conducting their annual Summer Reading program beginning July 11 through August 3. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, and Read.” Bladen County Public Library Director Kelsey Edwards said the Summer Reading program is a period of time […]

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Charles Bridger of Bladenboro shot a 76 last week at Land O Lakes Golf Club, bettering his age by 10 shots! Congratulations to Gary Whittington and Wilber Simmons on their victory in the Member/Member.  Also to Rob Conway and Jeff Burroughs on their win in the Second Flight. Share:

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The Elizabethtown Police Department is still attempting to identify the victim of a home invasion/homicide that ocurred at 902 Church Street in Elizabethtown on Saturday. The victim is described as an unidentified Hispanic male in his mid 20s, said Lt. Cheshire, an investigator with the Elizabethtown Police Department. Lt. Cheshire said the department received the […]

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Phil and Alice Allen, a Tar Heel couple seriously injured last week in a auto collision on US 701 south of Whiteville, remain hospitalized, according to a family friend. Alice remains in Grand Stand Hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC recovering from two broken arms and a broken leg.  She is expected to be in rehab […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

If you decide to drink and drive, be aware of ‘Booze It & Lose It.’  Bladen County local and state law enforcement officers are expected to be setting up road checks during the July 4th holiday.  In fact, had a report they were already in the area.  If you drink and drive, I hope you […]

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This Day In History

1762 – 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston) 1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress. 1846 – Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax. 1855 – The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University. 1894 – Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees. 1902 – Congress authorizes Louisiana […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

A federal lawsuit against Bladenboro Mayor Edgar Evans was dismissed by the courts. The Elizabethtown tax rate was proposed to be 78 cents per hundred. John Sharpe of Lumberton was hired as photographer and staff writer at The Bladen Journal. Gwenda Priest of Council was awarded a law degree from Capital University Law School in […]

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This Day In History

1762 – 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston) 1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress. 1846 – Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax. 1855 – The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University. 1894 – Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees. 1902 – Congress authorizes Louisiana […]

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By: Erin Smith A crash occurred at the intersection of US 701 and NC 53 in the vicinity of Wam Squam at White Lake on Monday afternoon. Trooper Russ said that Renee Elizabeth Byrne of Louisiana was traveling west on NC 53 and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection. Byrne’s GMC […]

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East Bladen senior righthander Alex Coates was named the Four County Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Year after he led the Eagles to the Four County Conference Championship. Heide Trask’s Michael Stroman was also named Four County Co-Player of the Year. Also named to the All-Conference team were East Bladen’s Kyle Tatum, Sincere Smith and […]

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By: Erin Smith Alligators are known to ply the waters of the Cape Fear River though not in large numbers. One Bladen County family got a little closer to an alligator this weekend they would like. Chris Campbell and his son, Zach, were enjoying a day at the family property on the Cape Fear River […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this Monday for a brief budget meeting where they approved budget amendments for the current fiscal year.  The amendments were recommended by Sharon Penny,  Finance Director,  and were needed to accommodate federal and state funds that have been adjusted throughout the year.  The board approved the amendments […]

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A training session has been scheduled for all non-certified staff  which began employment as of July 1, 2005 and has not taken the training class.  This is a mandatory class. This class is also open to the public.                                    […]

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Sheriff James McVicker and Elizabethtown Chief of Police Tony Parrish announced the arrests of several individuals in a joint operation between the county and city. The arrests come as a result of a six-month investigation conducted jointly by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethtown Police Department.  The operation targeted those responsible for distributing prescription […]

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Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to our web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or by  telephone with credit card or cash noon-6pm Monday through Friday through our administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center […]

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DUBLIN – Whether you want to pursue a personal interest or acquire a new hobby, Bladen Community College offers a variety of unique community classes for students. Piano for Beginners June 28 – August 2, Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Main Campus. Students must have a keyboard. Paint Night at City Sandwich and […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a homicide that ocurred on Church Street on Saturday. The call came in between 4 and 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, said Bladen County Coroner Hubert Kinlaw. According to Kinlaw, an autopsy was scheduled for Monday in Chapel Hill.  Kinlaw said the investigation is continuing and […]

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The Miss North Carolina Scholarship pageant and the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen pageant have been completed and the winners crowned. Though they did not leave with the crown,  Miss Bladenboro Haven Cashwell and Miss Bladenboro Princess Anna Grace Allen represented the town of Bladenboro well. Miss Mecklenberg County McKenzie Faggart walked away with the […]

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Bladen County Health Department wants you to know that today (Monday, June 27) is National HIV Testing Day, an awareness campaign. National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in 1995 in response to the HIV epidemic’s steady growth, in the middle-income neighborhoods where people thought, “it doesn’t happen here”. […]

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The Bladen County Department of Social Services celebrated Child Abuse Prevention Month in April with a Child Abuse Prevention Walk. They also conducted a community pinwheel contest in support of the event. Businesses and residents were encouraged to put their best pinwheel display together and submit them to the Bladen County Department of Social Services […]

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A Delco man was killed when his pick-up truck crashed on Old Lake Road on Sunday evening. According to NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Hilburn,  the crash ocurred about 41 feet west of State Road 1879.  The crash ocurred when Johnny Alan Lanning, 25, of Delco, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education will conduct a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Board of Education meeting room.   Bladen County Schools Finance Director Sharon Penny will present several budget amendments to the board for approval. Share:

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A different format was used for the June 23 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf. The contest was a two-man captain’s choice. The winning team, with a two-under score of 34, was Pat Melvin and Jim Hancock. Two teams tied with the Melvin-Hancock team. Melvin-Hancock won on the scorecard playoff when they birdied the third hole. […]

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Seven cadets were sworn in as wildlife officers by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission a graduation ceremony held at Campbell University on Thursday. After 13 weeks of rigorous training, each officer took an oath to enforce conservation and boating laws and to assist those who enjoy wildlife-related recreation and outdoor activities across the state. The […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging land owners in Western North Carolina to watch for signs of damage in eastern white pines following reports of declining health in some of those trees in Ashe, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania and Swain counties. “We have gotten reports that some of these trees have branch dieback, […]

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RALEIGH — This has been a wet spring, with weather affecting some crops early this season, including flue-cured tobacco planted in sandier soils. Agronomists with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in and near the coastal plains are reporting some leaching losses of fertilizer from excessive rainfall. Specifically, they are seeing potassium losses […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever wonder how we, as a nation, arrived where we are today in our effort to elect a new president?  With negative ratings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (near or over 50 percent).  Could be more folks voting ‘against’ than ‘for.’ David Duke had the strongest unfavorable ratings ever prior to this campaign.  Trump […]

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This Day In History

1652 – New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America. 1778 – Liberty Bell come home to Philadelphia after the British departure. 1847 – New York and Boston linked by telegraph wires. 1867 – Bank of California opens doors. 1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange. 1923 […]

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The Elizabethtown AAA Supplemental All-Stars have won their first two games in the District 2 AAA Supplemental Tournament at Nakina. The Elizabethtown team is coached by David Wall, Wesley Sasser and Cory Corbett. Players are Kalec Autry, Gabe Cashwell, Torrean Cogdell, Aa’Quan Cotton, Na’Toren Corbett, Trenton Hughes, Isaiah Lee, Conner Padrick, Cooper Padrick, Allister Russ, […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

PEMBROKE – West Robeson National rallied from a 13-5 deficit to defeat Elizabethtown 18-13 Sunday in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown jumped on top 4-0 as Hunter Elks led off the game with a ringing double to left-centerfield. Garrett Dunham slammed a double to drive in […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA –  Whiteville Optimist rallied for 5 runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat Bladen County 11-7 Sunday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament. Bladen County will play again Tuesday at 6 p.m. against the South Columbus/Riegelwood winner. After Whiteville scored 2 runs in […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA – Conner Padrick pitched a 4-hit shutout and struck out five to lead Elizabethtown to a 9-0 victory over Bladen County Sunday in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to the winners’ bracket final Tuesday at 6:30. Bladen County will play in an elimination game at 5 p.m. […]

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Congratulations going out to Bladenboro Middle School for representing Bladen County well in the National Junior Beta Club Competition. The club has been at the competition held in New Orleans this weekend. According to their mentor and teacher, Mrs. Polly Hancock, who attended the competition with them, the Bladenboro Betas won 5th place in the […]

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Sarah Benson readily admits she loves racing in the U-Car division at Dublin Motor Speedway. Saturday night, she had one wild ride. Benson went low in between turns one and two on the 4/10ths-mile dirt oval trying to make a pass on lap 9 of the 15-lap race. She ended up upside down for a […]

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Chris Ferguson kept charging toward the front in Saturday night’s Rattlesnake Rumble at Dublin Motor Speedway, hoping to give his mother the ultimate birthday present. Meanwhile, G.R. Smith, comfortably ahead from the start, began to slow his pace. When Smith clipped the inside wall while trying to pass a slower car with six laps remaining, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

And the rain came down, nearly an inch and a half at the Hester household on Happy Valley Road, south of E-town.  Totals varied greatly from one location to another. Love to see communities and families come together to celebrate, to help someone who has a setback or any other number of reasons. Yesterday, had […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

NAKINA – A 5-run fourth inning broke open a close game and propelled Elizabethtown to an 11-4 victory over West Robeson American in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to play Bladen County Sunday at 4 p.m. Bladen County received a first-round bye. Torrean Cogdell […]

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This Day In History

1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow.  He can’t sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil. 1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US. 1862 – US Army of Virginia establishes under Gen. John Pope. 1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in […]

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People looking for a good concert in Bladen County this summer don’t have far to look. The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has added the Summer Jams Concert to the festivities celebrating Independence Day this coming week. Elizabethtown downtown merchants have an annual side walk sale the week of July 4th and this year […]

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Bladen County Sports

PEMBROKE – West Robeson American defeated Elizabethtown 20-5 Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown grabbed a 3-0 first inning lead. Hunter Elks led off with a single but was thrown out at second base. I’keir Murchison belted a single to right-centerfield, and Garrett Dunham […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thought we would receive rain yesterday, for the most part, it never came.  Maybe today. The British have voted to exit the European Union and I wonder why. Sometimes we feel the ‘same old same old’ is not working for hard working regular folks.  Hopefully, it is a good move.  It will take several years […]

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Chris Ferguson dominated the Rattlesnake Rumble last August at Dublin Motor Speedway. The driver from Mount Holly is expected to be in the field Saturday night as the Ultimate Super Late Model series returns to the 4/10th-mile dirt track for the fourth annual race. Saturday’s featured race is scheduled for 50 laps and will pay […]

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Phil and Alice Allen of Tar Heel were injured in a head on collision south of Whiteville on Friday morning. The driver of the other car reportedly crossed the center line near Beaverdam Swamp on U.S. 701. The Allen’s were reported to have suffered broken bones and lacerations and were hospitalized.  Alice Allen was transferred […]

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This Day In History

1672 – 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass. 1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens. 1835 – 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now San Francisco) 1867 – 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio. 1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a […]

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A Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a crash that killed a motorist about 7 a.m. Friday morning near the Cerro Gordo community. The collision ocurred on Princess Ann Road when Columbus County Deputy Ryan Gibson’s patrol car drifted left of center into the path of a pick-up truck operated by Robert Brownlee, 30, […]

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Miss Bladenboro Haven Cashwell and Miss Bladenboro Princess Anna Grace Allen have had a busy week in Raleigh as they competed for the titles of Miss NC and Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen respectively. The preliminary results following Thursday’s competition for Miss North Carolina are as follows: *The Smithfield Agriculture Scholarship winner was Miss Spivey’s […]

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has released its Chancellor’s List for Spring Semester 2016. One Bladen County resident was named to the list. Adreiona Smith of Elizabethtown met all of the requirements to be selected for the honor. Share:

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has released its Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2016. Three Bladen County residents were named to the list. They are Katelin Hall of Riegelwood, Adreiona Smith of Elizabethtown and Qian Yao of Bladenboro. Share:

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2016. Five Bladen County residents were named to the list. They are Allison Cottle and  Natalie Hardin, both of Elizabethtown; Robert Kinlaw of White Lake, David Lewis of Durham; and Melissa Macon of Riegelwood. Share:

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Washington, D.C. – House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive plan to grow the economy by regulating smarter, delivering affordable and reliable energy, ending bailouts, putting students and workers first and cracking down on lawsuit abuse.  This plan, referred to as “A Better Way to Grow Our Economy,” puts forth 101 recommendations and is the product of […]

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Congressman Robert Pittenger departs Charlotte today for a series of important national security/counter-terrorism meetings in the Middle East. Over the next week, Congressman Pittenger will visit two Middle East countries, meet personally with two Heads of State, participate in seven additional national security/counter-terrorism meetings, discuss joint efforts to combat terrorism financing, and visit a refugee. […]

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Today is national take your pet to work day. While to some it may seem a bit troublesome to bring pets into the workplace, studies have shown that there are benefits. According to various studies, pets in the workplace help to reduce stress levels and improve relationships among co-workers. There are even companies that allow […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra Cain From June through September, you can enjoy the freshness and flavor of delicious locally grown cucumbers that have been picked at their peak. Slicing and pickling cucumbers are the most commonly grown. The cucumber is a member of the gourd family and originated thousands of years ago in either India or Thailand. […]

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Calling all Bladen County residents! An Arizona teen is battling a rare and potentially deadly disease called mitochondrial disease and he has just one wish for his birthday—lots and lots of birthday cards! It seems Jacob Priestly, loves birthday cards. Jacob Priestly’s mother said in an interview with KPHO television station in Mesa, AZ, “Since […]

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