05/24/2019
  • 11:34 am Wilmington business owner sentenced after found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
  • 11:24 am Upcoming marriage of Caroline Kate Register To Brinson Robert Crotts
  • 11:05 am PUBLIC NOTICE Town of White Lake Proposed Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget
  • 10:36 am You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?
  • 5:40 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 24
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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has directed the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles to help consumers across the state identify signs of flooding when purchasing a vehicle.   “I want to do everything possible to help victims of Hurricane Matthew get back on their feet,” said Governor McCrory. “Protecting consumers is […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the arrest today of the final suspect  involved in a home invasion robbery that happened on Saturday, October 15, in the Buckhead community of Bladen County. “Africa Shipman, 35, of 1482 Jenkins Road, Clarkton, was taken into custody this afternoon by members of the United States Marshalls Fugitive Arrest Team. […]

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“It was a terrible shock,” were the words Dr. Donald Helms used to describe what he found when he was able to gain access to the Bladenboro Eye Clinic following the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew in downtown Bladenboro. Dr. Helms said that following the storm, he was unable to leave the neighborhood in […]

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To view more photos of Gov. McCrory’s tour, click here. Gov. Pat McCrory toured the downtown business district of Bladenboro on Monday morning. He took a walking tour of downtown and talked with business owners attempting to learn what their immediate needs are as they continue to recover and rebuild their damaged businesses following Hurricane […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a readily accessible facility where you may go for information about federal, state and other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your situation. It is more personal than the telephone. You can meet face-to-face with representatives from North Carolina Emergency Management, Federal Emergency […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that Mafic USA LLC will launch a 113-job manufacturing operation in Cleveland County. The advanced materials company plans to invest more than $15 million in a production facility in Shelby.   “Mafic […]

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 The opening of early voting in North Carolina also marks the launch of a new civics initiative in NC high schools: First Vote NC. East Bladen and West Bladen High school students participated in the initiative. Partnering with EdNC, CarolinaK12, and the NC Department of Public Instruction, First Vote NC (formerly Kids Voting NC) works […]

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  The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1957 enjoyed a reunion at the Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery on October 29th.  Pictured above are:  Linda Henry Robins, Lois Norris Walters, Billy Smith, Thelma Squires Benson, Mary Carolyn Lewis McPhatter, Wally McQueen, Jennie McQueen,  Pat Straughan Kuelz, Ann Edge Warner, Shelby Maultsby Hobbs, Barbara Moore Turner, and Dick […]

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A summons has been issued against Republican candidate Brenden Jones following an altercation on Saturday with Democratic Candidate Tim Benton.  Both candidates are seeking election to the NC House District 46 seat. Both candidates were attending a family festival in the town of Bladenboro when the incident ocurred.   Candidate Tim Benton issued a statement […]

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The Bladen County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.   The polling locations are as follows: Cooperative Extension Office located at:  Powell Melvin Ag. Center, 450 Smith Circle Dr in Elizabethtown Bladenboro Hardware located at 203 Main Street in Bladenboro. The referendum is being held to let users and producers […]

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USDA

Today Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack of the United States Department of Agriculture signed 39 Primary Disaster Designations for the State of North Carolina. “Our hearts go out to those North Carolina farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains […]

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RALEIGH, NC – Yesterday Republican Brenden Jones was assaulted by his Democratic opponent Tim Benton at a local family festival in Bladenboro, NC. Both men are State House candidates for District 46. A mailing piece went out recently that compared Tim Benton to Hillary Clinton, his own party’s presidential nominee, but Benton was so upset […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

So much happening in our area and BladenOnline continues to cover it all. Yesterday (Sunday), 45,781 pages were viewed, the second most ever.  Second only to 52,264 on January 7, 2016. A wreck, politics, Beastfest and a huge drug bust were some of the most viewed articles. BladenOnline was on duty, covering it all.  Prior […]

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The FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL VALUES BUS TOUR will be making a stop at Dublin First Baptist Church (Hwy. 87 in Dublin next to Houston’s Peanuts) this Thursday, November 3 for a brief Rally (7:45-8:15 AM). The bus will be traveling across North Carolina this week encouraging voters to vote their Values. Thursday’s route begins here […]

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Boyd Lindsey won the Beast Fest 5k road race Saturday morning, beating Victor Welch by 13 seconds. Lindsey finished the race in 23 minutes, 16 seconds. Eleven-year-old Colin Britt finished third in 23:51. Here are the age group winners: Ages 12 and Under: 1. Conner Padrick, 10, 25:06; 2. Cooper Padrick, 10, 31:19. Ages 13-23: […]

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Clarkton native Kayla Thompson ended her fall golf tournament schedule at UNCW when she participated in the Landfall Tradition at Landfall Country Club in Wilmington this past weekend. Kayla shot 75-83-77=235.   Her spring tournament schedule will begin Feb. 5 in Orlando, Florida when she participates in the University of Central Florida Challenge. Share:

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The following statement is released by Tim Benton, Democratic Party Candidate for House District Seat 46.  Mr. Benton is a retired educator, a 24 year retired military veteran, a former 8 year Town Council Member for the Town of Bladenboro and currently serves as an elected Bladen County Board of Education Member.    The statement is […]

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From Frankie Burney, operator of the Clarkton Haunted House, on behalf of Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball, we want to offer Prayer to the young man that was involved in the accident Saturday night. In 15 years of running the annual fundraiser we have had minor accidents, bloody noses, cuts, bruises, and bites, but we have […]

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This Day In History

1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers. 1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC. 1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated. 1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw Gadget: Amazon Echo $179 and App The Echo device is just great- Plays beautiful music and interacts with you. I have a news brief play when I get up and then I tell it to play Jazz just to fill the house. I control my thermostat and will soon be able to […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers will reflect new operational hours in all North Carolina counties hosting them. Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, the new hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice. North Carolina residents, who suffered losses and damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew can receive […]

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Raleigh – Three weeks ago as Hurricane Matthew brushed along North Carolina’s coast, thousands of people fled their homes for safety. Most sought temporary shelter with friends, family or in hotels but approximately 4,000 people sought refuge in one of the 70 shelters opened by emergency management officials in 33 counties. Since then many have […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement on the passing of Representative Paul Luebke:   “Representative Luebke was a dedicated servant whose long career in education and in the General Assembly reflected his undeniable passion for serving his district and helping the people of North Carolina. Ann and I join with people […]

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RALEIGH, NC – Yesterday Brenden Jones was victim to an assault by his Democratic opponent Tim Benton while they were at a local family festival. Both are State House candidates for District 46 in North Carolina. A mail piece went out recently stating the similarities between Tim Benton and Hillary Clinton, which caused Benton so […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Oakie Walters and Terry Monroe won the Tobacco Festival Golf Tournament held at Oak Grove Golf Course. Homecoming was being held at New Center Baptist Church in Bladenboro. Ed Kovacs purchase a partnership in Rick’s Chevrolet. Don Williams was named interim administrator at Elizabethtown Nursing Center Share:

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Governor McCrory met with members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation this week at the Emergency Operations Center to discuss the importance of our state and federal partnership as we begin to recover from Hurricane Matthew. Those impacted by Hurricane Matthew can learn more information about recovery resources, disaster assistance, storm cleanup and how to […]

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The family of the youth who was struck by a vehicle on NC 211 near the Clarkton Haunted House reports he is doing much better on Sunday. “He is doing good. He has no broken bones. This morning (Sunday) we are going to try and get him up and walking, but me and my family really […]

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The 10th annual Bladenboro Beast Fest is now in the record books. Organizers say they were pleased with the crowds that turned out to support event. Don White said, “Beast Fest 2016 – “BOB” Arrives on the scene.  Glad everyone came out.  We had a record crowd again this year with estimates of over 1,200 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Beastfest supporters scored another victory yesterday.  Big day, huge crowds, a festive occasion. Saw friends I had not seen in years, among them Don Chase of WKML fame who reminded me he began his career at WBLA (Where Beginners Learn Announcing), Dan Hester of WWAY fame and many Bulldog classmates and friends. Also saw businesses still […]

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East Bladen High School

ROCKY POINT – Junior Brooks McGill scored 2 goals and sophomore Greyson Heustess dished out 3 assists to lead East Bladen to a 4-3 Four County Conference men’s soccer victory over Heide Trask.   Senior Grey Cabellero and freshman Jake Evans fired in one goal each for the Eagles. Evans was also credited with an […]

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The night ended on a serious note in Clarkton on Saturday. A teenager was hit by a vehicle after being chased by a man welding a chainsaw coming from a local haunted house, according to a state trooper on the scene. The accident occurred on N.C. 211 close to the railroad crossing at Abbottsburg and east […]

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1768 – First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC). 1864 – Helena, Montana’s capital, founded. 1868 – John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress. 1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts (New York City). 1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock. 1896 […]

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NC Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said on Saturday night he is requesting the Democrat Party remove candidate Tim Benton from the ballot following an altercation that took place between Republican candidate Brenden Jones and Benton. The altercation occurred on Saturday evening in front of Diamond Dave’s Restaurant during the Bladenboro Beast Fest. A criminal summons has […]

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Fun and festivities isn’t the only thing that took place on Saturday, October 29th in Bladenboro during the Beast Fest. Two candidates opposing each other for North Carolina House of Representative District 46 had an altercation according to the Bladenboro Police Department. Candidate Brenden Jones and Candidate Tim Benton both running for the North Carolina […]

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Here are Friday’s high school football results from around the region. Four County Conference East Bladen 53, Union 29 Midway 42, West Bladen 20 Clinton 49, Heide Trask 6 Wallace-Rose Hill 49, Pender 0 Other Area Results Ravenscroft 38, Harrells Christian 16 South Columbus 39, Red Springs 22 Whiteville 62, South Robeson 6 St. Pauls […]

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To see more pictures from Saturday’s Beast Fest, click here. Story by Erin Smith The 10th annual Bladenboro Beast Fest continued on Saturday under warm Carolina Blue skies. The festival kicked things off at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies followed by the arrival of “The Beast.” The announcer for the day was WKML’s Don Chase. […]

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Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Harvey Jolson Davis.   On December 24, 2015, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check at Harvey Jolson Davis’ residence […]

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After the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it has re-opened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement:     “The only candidate on the ballot in North Carolina who is under FBI investigation is the candidate Roy Cooper supports for president of the United States. Will Roy […]

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Governor Pat McCrory joined local officials to tour sites affected by Hurricane Matthew in Fayetteville today. During his visit the governor met with volunteers who are assisting in the recovery efforts and residents affected by flooding at the Fayetteville Habitat for Hummanity Village. “Those who are helping assist in recovery efforts represent the best of […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory’s chief legal counsel, Bob Stephens, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. case, which involves bathroom privacy in public schools: “This confirms what the governor has said for the past year that this issue, which is directly related […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

How much more drama can we expect before November 8th? Beast Fest continues all day long, today, in downtown Bladenboro.  Check the line-up of events on this page. At Lu Mil, Ron Taylor is giving away grapes today, bring your own container and enjoy. Tar Heel High School classes of ’67,’68,’69 and 1970 will hold a class […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Xavier Wooten ran for 186 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead East Bladen to a 53-29 Four County Conference football victory over Union. Senior teammate Ethan Hines piled up 150 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries as the Eagles ground out 425 yards rushing and held a 428 to 202 edge […]

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In the state of North Carolina it is against the law to take photos inside election polling centers and one-stop sites. Commissioner Michael Cogdell is alleged to have taken photos inside the voting location in Elizabethtown on Wednesday this week, according to an eye witness wishing to remain anonymous to the public. The witness identified Cogdell as […]

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CARY – The post-season run through the individual Class 2A Regional and State Tennis tournaments ended Friday morning for West Bladen’s doubles team of seniors Alanna Ludlum and Amber Long. Ludlum and Long were defeated in the round of sixteen by the Wheatmore team of Eva Lovell and Hailey Mince. The set scores were 6-2 […]

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DUNN – Midway scored 28 points in the second quarter en route to a 42-20 Four County Conference football victory Friday night over West Bladen. The Raiders scored first as senior fullback Jake Clark rambled 7 yards for the touchdown, and Austin Raynor booted the first of 6 extra points for a 7-0 lead. West […]

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This Day In History

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania. 1811 – 1st Ohio river steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans. 1863 – International Committee of Red Cross forms as result Geneva held conference […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation gave an update on road closings and openings in and around Bladen County.   OPENINGS: US 701 at the Sampson County Line is open.   FERRY: The ferry is not operating.  We are working on temporary office accommodations as the ferry house was destroyed.  We plan to re-open next […]

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To view more photos from the Bladenboro Beast Fest, click here. About 500 came out to the kick off Friday night of 10th annual Beast Fest according to Don White, Boost the Boro, Inc. President. The “Honey Don’t” band from Whiteville rocked down town Bladenboro to help get the festival started. Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 29th, […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices starting Nov. […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that $105,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 13 historic preservation projects in nine North Carolina counties. These funds will support projects that will help communities restore historic landmarks in small towns and cities throughout North Carolina. “These grants are important to our local communities to help […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), will allow producers to protect almost 24 million acres of […]

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Sandra Cain

By Sandra Cain Sweet potatoes, a vegetable with a strong nutritional profile, are easy to prepare and make a colorful addition to your dinner plate. Many people associate sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving and other holiday meals although on those special occasions, sweet potatoes often make it to the table as a casserole made from canned […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension One of the big issues heard in this election year is slow economic growth. Although the economy has improved since the depths of the recession seven years ago, the gains have been modest compared to previous recoveries. For example, the growth in the nation’s aggregate production of […]

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For more photos, click here. The elections process in Bladen County is getting close scrutiny after complaints and issues were submitted to the State Board of Elections in Raleigh regarding concerns over irregularities with absentee ballots, board minutes and how the absentee ballots are processed, among other things. The State Board of Elections in Raleigh […]

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RALEIGH – Halloween is traditionally a time for ghosts, goblins and all things scary, but drinking and driving can cause true horror. The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is launching its annual Halloween “BOO-ze It & Lose It” campaign to remind drivers that if you drink and drive, you could pay serious consequences. “Halloween is […]

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Bladenboro Middle School had several interesting visitors on Wednesday this week. Shane Todd from Boost the Boro, Inc, Orlando de Guzman, a director from UNC-TV and PBS, Bladenboro Police Chief, Chris Hunt, and the Bladenboro Beast on fascinated the students and staff. The audience heard about the 10th annual Beast Fest scheduled for this Friday […]

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Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker is warning Bladen County residents of a scam telephone call involving a company called Unified Processing Service. Sheriff McVicker said someone claiming to work for Unified Processing Service has been in contact with a pastor from the Tar Heel community and claimed the pastor owed money on a telephone bill […]

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Bladenboro Middle School had special visitors from Boost the Boro, Inc and a crew from UNC-TV stopped by the school on Wednesday, October 26. During the visit, Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt captured the Beast of Bladenboro with a little from the Bladenboro Middle Bulldog just in time for the 10th annual Beast Fest this […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

What if Wikileaks were to release info on all Internet messages of America’s largest companies, Congressional Caucuses, Internet messages from the two major political parties, or your next door neighbor, your bank account, personal emails, etc?  Scary, and where does it end,  who stole the info, and what else do they have?  This has been […]

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DUBLIN – Midway overcame an early 16-0 West Bladen lead then held on for a 33-30 Four County Conference jayvee football victory Thursday night. Freshman Da’Shawn Hines returned the opening kick-off for a Knight touchdown then carried into the end zone for a 2-point conversion and an 8-0 lead. Midway fumbled the ensuing kick-off back […]

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ROSE HILL – Sophmore Eric Chancy scored 3 touchdowns Thursday night to lead East Bladen to a 30-0 Four County Conference jayvee football victory over Union. Chancy dashed into the end zone from 5 yards out for the Eagles’ only touchdown of the first half. Chancy also carried into the end zone for the 2-point […]

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To view more photos, click here. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong TAR HEEL – Quarterback Jake Garrison scored 3 touchdowns Thursday night to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 32-8 Bladen Five Middle School Conference football victory over Tar Heel. The Blue Devils drove 52 yards in 6 plays on their first possession to take […]

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BLADENBORO – Javant McDowell scored 3 touchdowns Thursday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 42-16 Bladen Five Middle School Conference football victory over Bladenboro. McDowell dashed 26 yards around right end for the first Cougar touchdown and a 6-0 lead after the conversion pass failed just over a minute into the game. On their third […]

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Crime Report

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announces a 49-count criminal indictment for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Money Laundering, and Firearm offenses arising out of a Title III wiretap investigation in Sampson County. The following defendants were indicted: • Antonio Kevin McKoy, 30, of […]

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This Day In History

1636 – Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts founded. 1646 – First Protestant church assembly for American Indians (established in Massachusetts). 1790 – New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000. 1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin. 1858 – R.H. Macy & Co. opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that beginning today, many of the 1.7 million farms that enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments due to market downturns during the 2015 crop year. “This fall, USDA will be making […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina residents who suffered losses and damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew can now get information about available state and federal assistance at Disaster Recovery Centers in Bladen and Sampson counties opening Friday, Oct. 28. Location:                   Bladen County                         […]

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A reward is being offered after a golf car was stolen in Bladenboro this week according to Bladenboro Police Chief. A blue EZ Go golf cart was taken from a storage building at a home located on Village Street in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 25th according to Chief Hunt. A reward of […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the following road openings. Per Kenneth Clark: Martin Luther King / Ben Street in Elizabethtown re-opened Wednesday.  Twisted Hickory Road has opened today (Thursday, Oct. 27). Also, US 701 into Sampson County is scheduled to re-open tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 28) in the afternoon. Share:

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Donette Bullard of Bladenboro announces the engagement her daughter, Kayla Bullard of Clarkton, to Hunter Walters of Bladenboro, son of Timmy and Penny Walters of Bladenboro. The bride-elect earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied sciences in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. She is employed with USDA Rural Development. The groom-elect earned […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Graham and Jackson counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. “Our hearts go out to those North Carolina farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and […]

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USDA

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to assist organic farmers with the cost of establishing up to 20,000 acres of new conservation buffers and other practices on and near farms that produce organic crops. USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, Brad Pfaff, issued the […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announces a 49-count criminal indictment for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Money Laundering, and Firearm offenses arising out of a Title III wiretap investigation in Sampson County.  The following defendants were indicted: Antonio Kevin McKoy, 30, of Garland, […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office along with members of the North Carolina Probation and Parole began arresting suspects at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. As of Thursday afternoon 21 individuals had been arrested and officials were still searching for five more suspects. In all 26 individuals were targeted in the operation.  The arrests came as […]

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Elizabethtown Christian Academy

Elizabethtown Christian Academy Honor Roll Lists for first nine weeks grading period. Headmaster’s List 2nd Grade Walker Clifton Sydney Long Wilson Clifton Brady Marlowe Tyler Eason Ashley Melvin Elena Espinoza Brody Soles Koreigh Everette Ryker Strickland Tyler Gooden Honor Roll 3rd Grade Headmaster’s List 3rd Grade Gracey Clark Easton Bostic Rachel Coleman Sarah Cain Jayden […]

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Bladen County towns will receive more than $260,000 in State Street Aid funds to assist with street and sidewalk construction and repair, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Bladen County’s share of the $147 million statewide allocation, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, comes from revenues generated by North Carolina’s gas tax and […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver I hope my dad would have been proud. I braced up the back of the new mailbox with a board that I sort-of mortised with the new chainsaw. I drilled pilot holes for the nails, and managed to get all but one in without a missed stroke and a bent shaft. I […]

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  To see more photos, click here. Traffic was moving slowly on Mercer Mill-Brown Marsh Road on Thursday morning after a feed truck overturned spilling its load into a ditch. The truck was attempting to negotiate a turn from the NC 87 Bypass onto Mercer Mill-Brown Marsh Road when the truck tipped over. No injuries […]

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Vineyard Golf

The winning team members in the recent 2nd Anniversary Golf Tournament at Vineyard Golf were announced this week. First place in the First Flight was Joey Todd, Lee Todd, Tony Perez and Taylor Paxton. Second place went to Bobby Davis, Pam Davis Taylor, Ricky Marvin and Phillip Smoak. The winning team in the Second Flight […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This election process is like no other in my lifetime.  Outside Internet news sources attempting to influence the election; numerous claims from years gone by; news sources that have never been heard from using catchy headlines on the Internet that are questionable for and against both major candidates, and more.  Seems to me, a normal […]

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ELIZABETH CITY – Elizabeth City Northeastern defeated West Bladen 3-0 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A Volleyball Play-offs by set scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-17. Coach Gaye Davis’ Lady Knights who traveled 480 miles round trip to Elizabeth City finished their season with a 10-10 record. The Northeastern Lady […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Brooks McGill fired in a late game-winning goal that lifted East Bladen to a 3-2 Four County Conference men’s soccer victory on Senior Night over rival West Bladen. Seniors Grey Cabellero and Robert Meggs were honored in Senior Night activities at halftime. With the score tied 2-2, the Eagles won the ball […]

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Due to the work on the front entrance at the Clarkton Public Library taking longer than originally planned, the Clarkton Public Library will remain closed on Thursday, October 27, and the children’s Halloween program rescheduled for Thursday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. is now cancelled. Share:

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This Day In History

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn. 1787 – Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers. 1893 – Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Ga. & Charleston, SC. 1913 – President Wilson says US will never attack another country. 1920 – Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins. 1925 – Water […]

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***Beast Fest Entertainment Friday, Oct.28, 2016***  7:00 PM – Welcome and Band Introduction by Charles Ray Peterson, Chm. Beast Fest 7:00-10:00 PM – The “Honey Don’t” Band Playing all the high energy classic oldies from the 60’s through Current Rock & Southern Rock Also, Fun Time Amusement Rides and plenty of food vendors will be […]

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The Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball’s Annual Haunted House opened it’s doors again this year on October 21st leaving many shaking in their boots. Some of the terror tactics this year seems to taken out of the movie, “The Conjuring 2”’s playbook. Other frights in the creepy residence play on the fear of clowns and chainsaws. […]

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By: Joy Warren For the last week, Bladen County Emergency Management and volunteer firemen from White Oak and Ammon have been transporting residents in and out of a flooded area on Community Road in White Oak.  According to an engineer with FEMA, there is over 12 million gallons of water blocking the residents.  Large armored […]

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EMS services play a critical role in our county’s first responders program.  The Elizabethtown Rotary Club learned about the Bladen County EMS system from Director David Howell on Wednesday. Howell said the county’s EMS system is made up of Bladen County EMS, which is a paid service, and three volunteer rescue squads —Tar Heel, Bladenboro […]

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Southeastern Health Heart and Vascular’s cardiovascular operating room team performed the first open heart surgery case at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) on Tuesday, Oct. 25 since Hurricane Matthew struck the region on October 8.  Albert “Jerry” Britt, 71, of Orrum, underwent triple bypass surgery performed by Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Terry Lowry who was assisted […]

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The Doo Wop Project concert scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 3, 2017. All previously-purchased tickets will be honored for that show with same seating. The Thursday, Oct. 27, Phantom of the Opera performance has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets can be refunded, or swapped for our […]

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By: Congressman Robert Pittenger Brave American patriots who risked their lives during combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have now been ordered to repay enlistment bonuses. In one egregious example, the New York Times reports retired Army Captain Christopher Van Meter was ordered to repay $46,000.  Apparently three deployments and being “blown up” by a […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, joined Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, today in expressing disappointment following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s advancement of three flawed rules, commonly referred to as the […]

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By: Erin Smith The Emerau:Bladen Charter School will be holding an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at their office which will be located at 118 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown. Kate Alice Dunaway, director for the school, said that individuals can come to the open house and learn more about […]

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Bladen County Schools

The Bladen County Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 24th was heated and has left many citizens feeling flabbergasted. The board presented a two-phase recommendation to close several Bladen County Schools and build two new schools. The board has been discussing the issues facing our local education system since 2015. The recommendation made at […]

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A Bible Drive is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Bladenboro Church of God located at 702 West Seaboard Street, Bladenboro. The Bladenboro Church of God was a total loss, and White Oak Free Will Baptist Church lost everything in all of their classrooms. Any financial donations will go […]

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On Monday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. a break in was reported at Southern Professional Counseling located at 306 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown. Patrolman Joseph Butler, of the Elizabethtown Police Department, responded to the scene and made contact with the reporting parties who advised that someone had made entry into the business over the […]

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Lu Mil Vineyard

DUBLIN, NC – Free U-Pick Grapes this Saturday, October 29, only from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bring your OWN CONTAINER. We cancelled the NC Grape Festival due to Hurricane Matthew and these are the grapes that we were saving for the Grape Stomp. They are bronze Carlos Muscadine grapes and this is a ONE […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory was joined by small and minority business owners and members of the governor’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses at the Executive Mansion today to celebrate the contributions of small and minority owned businesses. The governor has proclaimed this week as Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in North Carolina. “Minority […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

October 2016 will soon give way to November, this is likely to be a busy weekend, that includes Halloween, and Beast Fest in Bladenboro.  Organizers promise this will be one of the all time best. Hope the collard sandwich is still an option. Ron Taylor at Lu Mil has more grapes than he knows what […]

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Here are schedules for Bladen County Recreation Department’s youth football leagues. Games are played at the County Park on U.S. 701. Ages 10-12 – Tackle Monday, Oct. 24 Huskies vs. Pirates, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Ducks vs. Pirates, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Ducks vs. Huskies, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 Huskies vs. Pirates, […]

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