12/16/2018
  • 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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This Day In History

1789 – US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act. 1794 – Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania. 1873 – San Francisco’s 1st cable car begins service. 1893 – Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat. 1901 – Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited. 1907 – Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division. 1933 […]

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ- Fairmont’s William McGirt finished in a 3-way tie for tenth place in the Professional Golf Association Championship Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club. Two early birdies at No. 1 and No. 4 moved McGirt to within 2 shots of the lead that was held by eventual champion Jimmy Walker. However 3-putt bogeys at No. […]

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By Erin Smith The search for a missing inner-tube rider at White Lake was suspended for a second day due to thunderstorms. Bladen County Assistant Coroner Kenneth Clark said the search will resume on Monday at 8 a.m. According to reports, the missing tuber has been identified as Kendrick Lavor Dials, 36 of Florence, SC. […]

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Just a reminder – that our BMA monthly meeting will be this coming Tuesday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria Solarium of Cape Fear Valley Bladen County Hospital. We’re invited to breakfast as the hospital’s guests. Hope to see you there. Share:

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The Dublin Peanut Festival Pageant Committee is accepting applications for the 2016 Dublin Peanut Festival Scholarship Pageant that will be held Saturday, September 10th, 2016. At the end of the Queens one year reign, she will be presented a $1,000.00 check, provided she has met all her requirements set forth in her contract. The check […]

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Just a reminder – that our BMA monthly meeting will be this coming Tuesday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria Solarium of Cape Fear Valley Bladen County Hospital. We’re invited to breakfast as the hospital’s guests. Hope to see you there. Share:

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The Dublin Peanut Festival Pageant Committee is accepting applications for the 2016 Dublin Peanut Festival Scholarship Pageant that will be held Saturday, September 10th, 2016. At the end of the Queens one year reign, she will be presented a $1,000.00 check, provided she has met all her requirements set forth in her contract. The check […]

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By: Erin Smith A Mini Tractor Pull with the Lumber River Pullers was held at Kyle’s Farm on Ward Road on Saturday afternoon. Scorching temperatures climbing as high as 99 degrees didn’t slow the competition. Folks came out to cheer on their favorite pullers and enjoy great fellowship and games as well. While folks enjoyed […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday night. The Commissioners will recognize Desmond Bryant and his family during the meeting. In the consent agenda, the board will approve budget amendments, county attorney invoices, designate Vice-Chairman Arthur Bullock as the voting delegate for the NCACC Annual Conference, approve the FY […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Town Council will meet on Monday night in their regular session. Elizabethtown Police Chief Tony Parrish will facilitate the swearing-in of three officers who have been promoted to sergeant positions in the department. Also, the Council is requested to convene downtown following the noon work session to visit the proposed […]

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Photos by: Kenneth Armstrong Bladen County family celebrates their talented basketball player with a large funeral ceremony. The funeral was held for Tyrek Coger, a well-known Oklahoma State Basketball player, on Saturday, July 30th, at Elizabethtown Middle School according to his family members. Those in attendance were his family, friends and other sports athletes and […]

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By Katie Galyean When most people graduate from college they are focused on getting a job, their own place and moving up in the world. Jonathan Dickerson, 24, however, is more focused on serving others around the world. Dickerson, son of Bruce and Toni Dickerson of Elizabethtown, first started volunteering with Campus Outreach, a college […]

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On July 24th, 2016, LaSean Jones of Bladen County was taken into custody on charges of indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape of a child less than 15 years of age according to sources. Jones is a 27 year old male weighing 210 pounds standing 5′ 6″ tall. He has black hair and […]

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Photos by: Gordon Kinlaw A missing person was reported at White Lake on Saturday, July 30th. Emergency responders from Bladen County, Red Springs ,Fayetteville, Lumberton Water Rescue, Sampson County Rescue, Fayetteville Police Department, White Lake Police Department and Water Rescue are all on the search for the missing person. Share:

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By: Erin Smith   A search for a missing swimmer at White Lake is continuing today. Bladen County Assistant Coroner Kenneth Clark said the search resumed on Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon the missing man still had not been located.   According to WECT the missing man has been identified as Kendrick Lavor Dials, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Will be interesting to follow the political polls, now that the conventions are over, get a little better perspective of what folks nationwide are thinking, to compare with our local experts. Expect property tax notices soon from county and municipalities, it’s that time of the year. A final reminder of the event today at Lu […]

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LUMBERTON – Hickory Grove won the Lumber River Church Softball League’s Men’s Tournament Championship Saturday night with a 26-4 victory over Saddletree in the championship game at Sammy Cox Park. It was the third consecutive Lumber River Church Men’s Championship for Hickory Grove. Hickory Grove also won the regular-season title this year. Saddletree defeated Broadridge […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen softball players Conner Brisson, Carley Dawson and Abby Dawson are members of the Lumberton team that will begin play Monday in the Dixie Belles World Series in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The Lumberton All-Stars won their second straight Dixie Belles State Championship earlier this month in Ash and will open play in the […]

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This Day In History

1790 – 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. 1809 – 1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn), Philadelphia. 1849 – Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon. 1864 – Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers. 1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded wheat. 1912 – US government prohibits movies […]

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Norma Vaughn of Hickory is seeking genealogical information concerning where her great-great-great grandmother Nancy Amanda Davis McMillan may have resided. McMillan resided in Bladen County in the 1870s and Ms. Vaughn would any information regarding where McMillan may have resided. If you can assist Ms. Vaughn you can contact her via email at nkmvaughn@gmail.com or […]

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A search for a drowning victim at White Lake has ended for the night due to an approaching thunderstorm and darkness. The search is expected to resume on Sunday morning.   According to Assistant Bladen Coroner Kenneth Clark, a 30-year-old male was riding on boat on the lake that was towing another male on a tube when he entered […]

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Olivia V. Davis of Augusta, Ga. and Craig Shawn Davis (wife Kelly) of Cerro Gordo are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Justine Angela Davis to Shane Joseph Walker, son of Kelly and Gary Walker of Evans, Ga. Justine received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Science from […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Nothing brings out the ‘bad’ in most folks like the mention of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and I don’t understand why. Support who-so-ever you desire, but ‘damning’ the other doesn’t change anything. We all have one vote and our condemnation of either changes little or nothing. See you in church Sunday, but don’t expect […]

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Lumber River Church Softball Men’s Tournament At Sammy Cox Park 7 p.m. Broadridge vs. Saddletree 8:15 Championship Game Hickory Grove vs. Broadridge/Saddletree Winner Share:

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Hickory Grove rolled past Broadridge 20-9 Friday night and advanced to Saturday night’s championship game of the Lumber River Church Softball League’s Men’s Tournament. Hickory Grove will play the winner of Saturday night’s 7 p.m. elimination game between Broadridge and Saddletree at Sammy Cox Park in Lumberton. If a second championship game is needed, it […]

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This Day In History

1715 – Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida. 1739 – Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ. 1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. 1869 – The Charles, considered the world’s first “oil tanker”, departs the United States headed for Europe with a bulk […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

By: Erin Smith When a child is injured or sick, it’s a stressful time for all concerned. For one little girl, one Deputy stood out from the rest when she was involved in an incident one year ago. Graclyn McLean was transported to Bladen County Hospital following an incident on July 10, 2015. When Graclyn […]

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If you go to the movies this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll be watching one of many superheroes. America loves a superhero- someone who embodies the best traits of the American spirit and is willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of addressing a superheroes convention: […]

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Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery was a bustle of excitement and anticipation as members of law enforcement and their friends and family gathered as the Adopt-A-Cop event got underway on Friday. According to the event’s organizer, Melonie Knight Davis, said the goal was to have 112 law enforcement officers in Bladen County adopted, some officers […]

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Wrightsville Beach, N.C. — Hundreds of pest management professionals from across the Southeast convened in Wrightsville Beach today for the 2016 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference.   Throughout the three-day event, professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia will attend classes concerning the latest research in pest management including sessions about the Zika Virus and invasive ant […]

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An update of road openings / closing is as follows:   OPENINGS:   NC 242 South NC 242 is open.  This completes the pipe replacement work on NC 242   UPCOMING CLOSINGS:   SR 1131 – Webb Faulk Road Beginning Monday, August 1, at 8 a.m., we plan to close SR 1131 (Webb Faulk Road) […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Funeral services for 22-year-old Tyrek Coger will be held Saturday, (tomorrow), 3 p.m., at Elizabethtown Middle School.  Coger died recently during workouts in Oklahoma where he was expected to make a huge contribution to the OSU basketball program.  He played last season at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Well, well, well….the political parties have […]

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The weather was sweltering during the July 28 Thundering Herd at White Lake. Scoring was good as the low team of Luke Gooden, Stephen Clark, John Litton Clark and Holden Clark shot a 6-under par 30. The Thundering Herd is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $18 for members and […]

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By: Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Fire Department has a new service they are offering the community called Community Risk Reduction. Chief Nick West said the fire station is taking a proactive stance in attempting to reduce and prevent injuries and fires. He said the program has three components: fire prevention, fire investigation and fire inspections. […]

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Photos by: Kenneth Armstrong Article by: Charlotte Smith Activity in Elizabethtown at the Town Hall hosted by Mt. Zion AME Zion Church Thursday evening was another successful step to improving relationships in Bladen County. The community event was emceed by Pastor Edwin Ferguson. Ferguson had a panel of speakers: Rev. Pia Jessup, Rev. Larry Hayes, […]

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Sandra Cain

By Sandra Cain Whether you’re packing lunches for school or attempting to eat a healthy lunch at work or home, you don’t have to be stuck with the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day. Any lunch should provide 400 to 500 calories and should be made up of 30 percent protein (4 to […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The State Board of Elections has designated a special filing period for the office of Superior Court Judge (District 5B).  Filing will begin at noon on Monday, August 1st and end at noon on Friday, August 5th.  Interested candidates may file at the State Board of Elections office at 441 North Harrington […]

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RALEIGH – The role of whole genome sequencing in reducing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses will be among topics covered at the 12th annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Aug. 16 at the State Fairgrounds. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center. It is open […]

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Hickory Grove pounded Saddletree 24-6 Thursday night at Zion Hill to advance to the winners’ bracket finals of the Lumber River Church Softball Men’s Tournament.   Hickory Grove, the tourney’s top seed. will play second-seeded Broadridge Friday at 8:15 p.m.at Zion Hill. The winner will advance to Saturday night’s championship game at 7:15 at Sammy […]

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This Day In History

1773 – 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio. 1786 – 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pittsburgh Gazette. 1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA.  At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States. 1920 – 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to […]

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The Summer Sounds Concert Series continued on Thursday with the rocking sounds of Spare Change. The crowd danced to original tunes as well as covers of such hits as “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Cotton Eyed Joe.” Folks young and old alike enjoyed the evening dancing and socializing with friends. Share:

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A group of Bladen County Law Enforcement Officer’s wives recently got together and came up with a program they have named Adopt-A-Cop. The group had originally scheduled a presentation to the law enforcement officers at the EMS building located at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park. However, because of the overwhelming support they will be relocating to the Cape Fear […]

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The Elizabethtown Rotary Club had a busy agenda on Wednesday as they heard an update on the new Bladen County Detention Center, learned about a grant the East Bladen High School FFA class is pursuing, and heard from Rotary District Governor John Scibal. The first order of business was the recognition of immediate Past President […]

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There will be a called meeting of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees and Bladen County Board of Education on Monday, August 8, at 4:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Bladen County School administrative office board room located at 1489 US Hwy 701 South, Elizabethtown, North Carolina. The purpose of the […]

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By: Erin Smith As folks look for various ways to show their support and appreciation for members of law enforcement, one area ministry—Bladen Christian Outdoorsmen—is offering arm bands that are emblazoned with John 15:13 on one side and “Brothers of the Badge” on the other. The bracelets have gained in popularity and the ministry has […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The show continues in Philadelphia, Democrats on display. Remember when you first had some interest in the race for president?  My first recollection of anything related to the election of a president was in the mid 50s when President Eisenhower was elected. While testing memory, remember your first date?  Remember when you first met your […]

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This Day In History

1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US. 1896 – City of Miami incorporated. 1931 – Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname “Mad Dog”. 1933 – NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions. […]

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This morning marked the inaugural sale of the first $200 million of the $2 billion Connect NC bond to support investments in our state’s education, parks, National Guard and water and sewer infrastructure introduced by Governor Pat McCrory and overwhelmingly passed by voters in March. “This is a great day for North Carolina as we […]

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Katie Galyean Prescription drug abuse is becoming a major problem in both rural and urban North Carolina. Bladen Online is taking a closer look at prescription drug abuse in Bladen County. This is the final installment in a series of stories more closely examining the issue. According to Investigator Richard Allen of the Bladen County […]

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Campbell University has released the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester and one student from Bladen County was named to the list.   Named to the list was Summer Cain of Elizabethtown. She is pursuing a degree in Pharmacy. Share:

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A group of citizens in Bladen County met on Tuesday at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown to continue planning for a fundraiser for Southeastern Carolina Crossroads with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the program. The group has set their goals high. The group plans to raise $25,000 or more. The Southeastern […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

Summer is officially underway and what better way to celebrate summer than with the second annual Summer Sounds concert series at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market this Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m. The band for the evening will be Spare Change is presented by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Fear Valley-Bladen […]

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Washington, D.C. – House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive platform to repeal the President’s healthcare law and replace it with a step-by-step plan to provide every American access to quality, affordable healthcare.  This plan, referred to as “A Better Way to Fix Health Care,” would make 48 reforms to significantly improve our healthcare system and is […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Check the list of activities in the area in our Events section. In fact, I hope you are checking all of our pages, News, Crime, Sports, Lifestyles, Ag News, Classifieds, Obits, Guestbook, Church Announcements, Regional Articles, and more, on a regular basis. The Bladen County Health Department and White Lake officials are actively involved in […]

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  If anyone has any information about either of the dogs in the photo, please contact Charlotte Smith at (910)876-5393 or bladenonlinesales@gmail.com. Both dogs are from the Lisbon community in Bladen County. Both dogs in the photo went missing on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from the same community. A reward is being offered by Smith to […]

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This Day In History

1586 – Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia. 1789 – US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs (State Department). 1844 – Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC. 1866 – Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long). 1888 – Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle. 1920 – Radio compass […]

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Bladen County Sports

Hickory Grove defeated Hyde Park Tuesday night at Sammy Cox Park in Lumberton to advance to the winners’ bracket semi-finals of the Lumber River Church Softball Men’s Tournament. Hickory Grove will play Saddletree Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sammy Cox Park. Broadridge will play Zion Tabernacle Thursday at 7 p.m. at Zion Hill in the […]

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White Lake Town Officials are aware of the concerns that have been expressed about the recent skin rashes reported to local health officials.  The Town is working with these officials and the State of North Carolina to determine any possible links between the rashes and water activities in White Lake.   At this point in […]

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Recently the Bladen Public Health Department, upon reports of skin rashes occurring in some swimmers at White Lake, took two water samples to test for commonly occurring bacteria that may cause such symptoms.  Although this is not normally our expertise and/or scope of involvement to do testing of open natural bodies of water, we felt […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, SED Bob Etheridge, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. “The August 1 deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching,” said Etheridge. “If […]

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Renee Steele, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Steele and the late Gloria Blue Steele of Clarkton, earned the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree at Fayetteville State University on May 7, 2016. Her dissertation title is “Senior Level Administrators Perceptions of the Processes, Procedures, and Challenges of Restructuring Student Affairs and Academic Affairs at Selected […]

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Last week the Kiwanis Club members and Bladen County Emergency Responders met to work on making their Fifty-Fifty Fear Factor Fundraiser a success. The Kiwanis Club is hoping to receive help for their children’s program and the Emergency Responders are hoping to receive funds for their training facility. The group met at the new Bladen County […]

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Forty-eight senior players teed it up July 26 to play the SFSGA tourney at Cypress Lakes Golf Course near Fayetteville. The winning team, with a score of 55 was Mac Porter, Richard Davis, Larry Mitchell and Danny Davis. Two teams tied for second place with scores of 56. Those teams were: Sandy Holland, Oliver Carter, […]

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By: Charlotte Smith In today’s world it is hard to trust strangers on the other end of your phone line. According to Chief Chris Hunt with the Bladenboro Police Department, Bladen County residents have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, otherwise known as the IRS, only to find […]

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By: Erin Smith Bladen County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity and is preparing for a build on King Street in Elizabethtown.  Bladen County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Dawn Madden said the ground breaking for the new build site is set for Friday, August 12, at 10 a.m. […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, issued this statement following the deadly ISIS attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray, France: “The dastardly attack on a quiet church in Normandy, […]

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The members of White Lake Baptist Church are demonstrating their support for Bladen County’s public servants.  The church held an appreciation service for members of law enforcement, first responders and EMS recently and also the “Wednesday Kids” group prepared goodie bags and delivered them to the White Lake Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Fairmont native William McGirt, who played the Carolina Sands Golf Course (now Vineyard Golf At White Lake) quite a bit during his high school career, is now in 16th place in the Fed Ex standings on the Professional Golf Association tour. The Fed Ex champion will receive $10,000,000. McGirt has won once this year and […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

On Friday, May 20, the West Bladen FFA Chapter was happy to welcome Sarah Draper, National FFA Officer from the Western Region, and Jacob Fipps, NCFFA Vice President. They came during fourth period to talk to the Agriculture classes that were offered at that time. The West Bladen FFA officers were also there to meet […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

On Thursday, May 19, the West Bladen Chapter held its annual FFA Banquet to celebrate the achievements of the members for the 2015-2016 school year. All teams and individuals who competed against other chapters were recognized for an award that was given to them by the FFA Officer Team, who hosted the event in official […]

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Southeastern Hospice will host a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in homes or at Southeastern Hospice House. Prospective volunteers are required to attend all sessions, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, September 8 through 27, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Southeastern Hospice House, 1100 […]

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At least two Bladen County businesses have moved to new locations recently.   Bobby Taylor Oil Company has moved from their former location to 2229 US Highway 701 N, Elizabethtown, near the intersection of Willard Tatum Road. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until […]

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National Weather Service

A heat advisory will be in effect for Bladen County beginning at noon today until 7 p.m. Heat index values will reach as high 108 due to temperatures climbing into the 90s. The highest sustained heat index values will occur in the mid to late afternoon hours. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity […]

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Monday was no ordinary Monday for four-year-old, Dublin Peanut Festival Tiny Miss, Rylee Lou’Anne White.  She spent most of her day spreading kindness for the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and all of the local Bladen County Police Departments.  Each and every officer received a bag of peanuts with an uplifting message attached to each as […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The Democratic political convention has moved to center stage, competing with terrorists around the world. After the Dems, time for the Olympics. A couple more pet peeves; (a)  friends who are so biased they do not agree with my biases, (b)  motorist who ride my bumper as if they will arrive at their site earlier […]

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Bladen County Sports

The registration for the Bladen County Recreation Department’s began Monday and will continued until September 2nd. The fee for Tot Soccer Registration for boy and girls ages 3-4 is $25. The fee for Soccer Registration for boys and girls ages 5-14 is $30. Players can register in the Recreation Department office at 803 West King […]

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This Day In History

1775 – United States Post Office (USPO) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin. 1790 – US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts. 1835 – 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii. 1847 – Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride. 1903 – 1st automobile trip across the United […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said today that a joint operation between the Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Division and North Carolina Highway Patrol over the weekend resulted in the confiscation of a large amount of alcohol and cocaine. McVicker said officers executed a search warrant at 115 Robin Dr , off Owen Hill […]

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A group of Bladen County Law Enforcement Officer’s wives recently got together and came up with a program they have named Adopt A Cop. The group will hold a small ceremony Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. The group learned of the Adopt-A-Cop program from officer’s wives […]

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The Elizabethtown Fire Department has learned they are one of five recipients this year of a $1,000 grant for the NC Burned Children Fund. Chief Nick West said the project is to assist with a fundraiser for the NC Burned Children’s Fund through the collection of aluminum cans. Chief West said the way it works, […]

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A crash on NC 41 East near Bay Tree Lakes resulted in a fatality on Sunday night. According to NC Highway Patrol Trooper Townsend, a 1998 Honda being operated by Patsy Long McLaney of Harrells was traveling eastbound on NC 41 when her vehicle traveled left of the center line and and struck a Subaru […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Women’s Tennis tryouts will be held at West Bladen Tennis courts on Monday August 1st from 8 – 10 a.m. Players must have a medical physical on file in order to participate. Be sure to bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes and a sports drink or water. If you have any questions contact Coach Jeff […]

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Some folks in Bladen County are trying to brighten the days of the law enforcement officers in Bladen County. The Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop program has been very popular and folks are still angling to adopt an officer. After hearing about the Adopt-A-Cop initiative in Concord, a group of spouses and citizens decided to work together to […]

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CHARLOTTE – VFW Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki has invited Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars 117th National Convention on Tuesday, July 26th. Congressman Pittenger’s speech is scheduled for 8:10 a.m., just prior to the address by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Congressman Pittenger will […]

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Saturday we started out in the market in Cahul buying items for baskets for shut-ins. In the afternoon we spent time visiting and delivering the baskets. Pastor Andrei is still amazing in ministering to his village! A true man of God! One invalid lady accepted Christ and was baptized today! This has always been a […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

A vote for the establishment of an ABC store in Elizabethtown was scheduled for October 1981. Alfred Gene Smith was elected Chairman of the Bladen County Social Services Board. Mildred McCulloch retired after 40 years of service with the Bladen County Register of Deeds office. The Bladenboro Town Commissioners changed their meeting night from the […]

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National Weather Service

Dangerous heat is forecast to continue through the week with heat indexes predicted to top 105 Tuesday through Friday. Temperatures are forecast to soar into the upper 90s each day. According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, no significant rainfall is in the forecast and no relief from the extreme heat is expected […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Prepare for intense heat and be sympathetic toward those with no a/c. Additional ‘hot air’ will be generated in Philadelphia, much like Cleveland last week.  Democrats begin their convention. Being a huge shorts fan, I enjoyed the Baseball Hall of Fame installation of two new members.  Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey, Jr., two of the […]

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This Day In History

1729 – North Carolina becomes a royal colony.   1814 – English engineer George Stephenson introduces the 1st steam engine.   1832 – 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies.   1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)   1854 – Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper […]

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East Bladen High School

The East Bladen Booster Club will hold its first meeting Tuesday, July 26, at East Bladen High School in the Media Center at 5:30 p.m.   Officers will be elected at this time and fundraisers for the upcoming year will be discussed.   Athletic Director Patty Evers said, “We encourage all parents and our community […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

Beautiful Carolina blue skies were the order of the day along with temperatures soaring into the 90s, brought folks out for the Sunday Fun Day event at the lot across from the Scotchman on US 701 at White Lake. The event included a classic car show, vendors, gospel music, and a lawn mower tractor pull. The White […]

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Antioch won three straight games Saturday night to win the Lumber River Church Softball Tournament.   The tournament finals were moved from Dublin to Sammy Cox Park in Lumberton due to heavy rains in Dublin.   Antioch defeated Broadridge 11-1 in Saturday’s first game then edged regular-season champion Galeed twice by scores of 6-5 and 13-12. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Lest I forget, a reminder of the activities at White Lake this afternoon.  A tractor pull, gospel sing and much more on the vacant lot across from Scotchman…the old airport site for those that remember.   And one more reminder, Monday, the West Bladen High School Booster Club is meeting at 7 PM in the WBHS Atrium.  All […]

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This Day In History

1824 – Harrisburg Pennsylvania newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson. 1847 – Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah. 1901 – O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank. 1925 – […]

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A huge crowd gathered in support of the newest restaurant in Elizabethtown on Friday evening. Alex Monroe, owner of Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery was photographed with his guest, Phylis Miller, on his restaurant’s first evening open to the public for dinner. The menu includes ribeye, flounder stuffed with crab, blueberry crunch and more delicious […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Sad story coming out of Oklahoma related to Tyrek Coger, a 6-8, 230 pound basketball player. He died during basketball drills at Oklahoma State University.  He played last year at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.  The highly recruited youngster choose OKS, over several other schools including Old Miss and Missouri.  One article indicated he had an […]

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LUMBERTON – Coaches from the ten schools participating in this year’s Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic gathered at Lumberton High School Friday to talk about their team’s prospects for the upcoming season and about the upcoming Classic which features 4 teams from South Carolina and 6 from North Carolina. Headlining the group was Dillon […]

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The Lumber River Church Softball Women’s League Finals will be played Saturday night at Dublin beginning at 6 p.m. The first game will be an elimination game between Broadridge and Antioch. The winner of that game will play unbeaten Galeed at 7:15 p.m. in the championship game. If needed a second championship game will be played […]

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This Day In History

1764 – James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation.   1827 – 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Mass)   1829 – American William Austin Burt patents “typographer” (typewriter)   1866 – Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms.   1877 – 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operation.   1904 – Ice cream […]

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Kristen Rudy, ATR, NCC, LPC, has joined Lower Cape Fear Hospice as a children’s bereavement counselor for Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties. In this role, Rudy will provide family grief counseling, specializing in grief counseling for young people. Rudy earned her undergraduate degree at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois; and in 2007 her graduate […]

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