12/11/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 3:57 am The Gift That Tops Parents’ Holiday Wish Lists May Surprise You
  • 3:55 am Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm
  • 3:50 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 3:47 am This Day in History – December 11
  • 1:04 pm Bladen County Solid Waste holiday schedule
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) at the Washington Post Juvenile Justice Summit for a discussion about juvenile justice reform and sentencing reform.   Senator Tillis stressed the need for members of the Senate to work past the far-right and far-left in order to pass criminal justice reform […]

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WASHINGTON – Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives passed comprehensive, bipartisan, fiscally-responsible legislation to increase funding for medical research and streamline the process of bringing new treatments to patients.  The 21st Century Cures Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Robert Pittenger, also includes crucial mental health reforms and necessary funding to combat the opioid epidemic.   “This […]

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This Day In History

1750 – First school in America to offer manual training courses in Maryland. 1824 – US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins) 1843 – 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens. 1878 – 1st White House telephone installed. 1884 – American Old […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – In another encouraging sign for North Carolina’s economy, Governor Pat McCrory announced today that state revenue collections are $191 million ahead of projections through the first third of the fiscal year. The surplus is driven by more people working and earning more. “At a time when neighboring states ended the fiscal year with […]

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Bladen County Sports

The East Bladen High School football team will be traveling to face the South Columbus High School football team this Friday, December 2nd for the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs. If you are unable to make it out the watch the game, but want to listen to the play by […]

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The Bladen County Shrine Club held their annual fall fish fry on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Shrine Club had two locations for the fish fry — Bo’s Foods in Bladenboro and the Food Lion Parking Lot in Elizabethtown. The aroma of fresh, hot fish permeated the air at both locations. At noon […]

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Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery has a new chef in the form of Paul Boswell. He comes to Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery after working with several prominent restaurants in the Wilmington area. Boswell said his most recent appointment was serving as Executive Chef for the Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.  He has worked for […]

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Elizabethtown Optimist Club started their annual Christmas tree fundraiser the Thanksgiving day. According to Evan Britt, the club has already sold a lot of trees. The trees are for sale at the corner of the San Jose Restaurant across from Walmart in Elizabethtown. Proceeds will benefit local scholarships and more. Share:

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Sophia Masaid poured in 4 goals Tuesday night to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 7-3 Bladen Five Middle School Conference girls soccer victory over Elizabethtown at County Park. Masaid cracked the scoring column in the first minute of play as she took a pass from Sara Gargala and put it into the net […]

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East Bladen High School

East Columbus rallied in the closing minutes to edge East Bladen 61-59 Tuesday night in non-conference boys basketball action. Coach Kenzil McCall’s Eagles led for most of the game, but lost 3 players to fouls in the game. Demetrius Wooten lit up the scoreboard with 27 points to lead the Eagle scoring. Guard Denzel Johnson […]

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Tar Heel defeated Bladenboro 4-0 Tuesday in Bladen Five Middle School girls soccer action at County Park. Andres Monroy, Gustavo Bravo, Jesus Perez and Christian Gomez scored one goal each for the Panthers. Coach Rachel Graham’s Panthers improved to 1-1 on the season.  Share:

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Joshua McKoy pumped in 13 points to lead East Bladen to a 38-27 non-conference jayvee boys basketball victory over East Columbus. Joshua McKoy scored in every quarter and tossed in 2 baskets and 2 free throws in the final period. Sophomore Keshaun Davis fired in 7 of his 9 points to help the […]

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Lainey Autry fired in a pair of second half goals that lifted Bladenboro to a 4-2 Bladen Five Middle School Conference girls soccer victory over Tar Heel at County Park. Autry had started the game as the Lady Bulldogs goalkeeper but moved out of the goal with a few minutes left to play to score […]

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Bladenboro Middle School has released its Honor Rolls for the first quarter. 5th Grade Superintendent’s List:  (96 +) Steven Batton, Malachin Barnett, Jesse Gause, Riley Mc Intyre, Megan Pait and Nicholas Phillips. A Honor Roll (90+) Mallory Bryan, Mary Davis, Jordan Hester, Kaci Nance, Kaelan Pittman,  Brookee’ Singletary, Amerie Smith, and Emmee Ward. A/B Honor Roll […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.9 percent.  North Carolina’s October 2016 unemployment rate was 0.7 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people […]

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With the dust barely settled from the 2016 Presidential election, voters in North Carolina are going to have to go to the polls in a special legislative election in 2017 following a federal court ruling on Tuesday. In a ruling made earlier in 2016, the US District Court ruled that the current legislative maps were […]

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In the wake of a disaster, the people of North Carolina have always come together with compassion and courage to ask how they can help survivors. After a disaster, because people in various communities come forward to assist family, friends and neighbors in need, there may be a belief that survivor needs are being met […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder of the Bladen County Shriners Fish Fry today, two locations.  One in the Food Lion parking lot in Elizabethtown and a second in the Bo’s Shopping Center parking lot in Bladenboro.  Enjoy a delicious fish plate and help cripple children.  Serving time, 11 AM to 7 PM.  Questions??? Call Paul Johnson at 910-991-5863. […]

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By: Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC Clarkton, NC – Christmas will soon be here. Some Bladen County residence already have their homes decorated with green fresh cut trees. Cape Fear Heating & Cooling in Clarkton has seven tips to keep you safe and the heat from drying out your fresh green Christmas tree. 1. […]

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Garrett Melvin fired in 3 second-half goals as Clarkton School of Discovery rallied for a 5-2 victory Tuesday over Elizabethtown in Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys soccer action at County Park. Victor Garcia’s goal gave Elizabethtown a 2-1 lead with 21 minutes left in the match, but eight minutes later Melvin dribbled through the […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen blitzed East Columbus with a 16-0 opening run then held on for a 47-38 victory Tuesday night in non-conference girls basketball action. It was the third straight victory of Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles who avenged a 57-37 loss in their season opener at East Columbus last week. Sophmore Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson […]

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DUBLIN – South Brunswick defeated West Bladen 30-13 Tuesday night in non-conference jayvee boys basketball action. Freshman Shemaiah Leak led the Knight scoring with 5 points. Freshman Logan West followed with 3 points. The Knights will travel to West Columbus Wednesday. WEST BLADEN (13) – Kristawn Baldwin, Jaheim Lesane, Eddie Perez 1, Trenton Lyons, Jackson […]

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DUBLIN – West Bladen rolled to a 25-7 victory over South Brunswick Tuesday in non-conference jayvee girls basketball action. Freshman Kaycee Singletary drained a 3-point shot, and freshman Lexie Corrothers dropped in a basket and a free throw as the Lady Knights grabbed an early 8-0 lead. Baskets by Singletary and Carly Dawson kept the […]

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DUBLIN – South Brunswick snapped a 27-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 63-41 victory over West Bladen in non-conference girls basketball action. Morgan Allred and Damacia Thomas Price threw in 6 points each as the Lady Cougars grabbed a 19-13 first quarter lead. Senior Akira Grimes tossed in a couple of baskets for West. […]

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DUBLIN – West Bladen failed to put South Brunswick away at the foulline Tuesday night as the Cougars rode a 16-10 closing surge to a 46-45 victory in non-conference boys basketball action. The Knights carried a 35-30 lead into the fourth quarter, and junior Jonathan Robinson and senior Kalvin Page threw in a basket each, […]

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Bladen County Sports

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Columbus defeated East Bladen 21-5 Tuesday in non-conference jayvee girls basketball action. Asia Munn and Abby Cross scored 2 points each for East Bladen. EB (5) – Jayme LeeAnn Frady, Kabarah Moore, Miasha Smith 1, Isabella Smith, Shanell McMillian, Asia Munn 2 Abby Cross 2, Magdiel Arteaga Gonzalez, Shanya Allen. Share:

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This Day In History

1753 – Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal “on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity” 1861 – Harper’s Weekly publishes EE Beers’ “All quiet along the Potomac” 1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago. 1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY. 1907 […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon to address a preliminary hearing on the protest filed by Bladen County Commissioner District 3 candidate Ken Register Jr. Bladen County Attorney Leslie Johnson was in attendance for the preliminary hearing and addressed the audience. He noted that the North Carolina General Statues state the […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party met Monday evening in Elizabethtown to celebrate the newly elected republicans. Congressman Robert Pittenger, and newly elected Commissioners David Gooden, Ashley Trivette and Ray Britt were all present. Landon Bordeaux, the local Party Chair, said he was very optimistic about the changes the newly elected officials will be able to […]

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The town of Bladenboro is set to hold their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Bladenboro Farmers Market. New Light Church will be serving cookies and the Bladenboro Rotary Club will be supplying plenty of hot chocolate to chase away the cold. Santa will also be present to […]

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Patients in need of medical care have another access point in the community through the Southeastern Family Medicine Residency Clinic. This non-traditional clinic features medical residents from throughout the country with specialized education in family medicine, enabling them to treat infants and children as well as adults. These physicians are knowledgeable about the latest medical […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Michigan Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Christine white, today announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016 to return ballots to their […]

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The Bladenboro Farmers Market and the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown are open and gearing up for the holiday season.  The Bladenboro Farmers Market will be open all day Friday and closed on Christmas Eve. During the month of December they will offer homemade cakes and there will be fresh produce and pecans sold […]

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RALEIGH – Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, presented several members and citizens with awards in a ceremony today.  The awards given included the State Highway Patrol Award of Valor, Purple Heart Award, Meritorious Service Award, Samaritan Award, Humanitarian […]

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East Arcadia School has released the honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period. Superintendent’s List Josue Cruz, Raheem Lewis, Kylie Thrailkill A-Honor Roll 3rd Grade-Josue Cruz, Raheem Lewis, Shanelle Lopez-Mota, A’Nida McKibben, Charles Ray, Kylie Thrailkill, Saraye Willis 4th Grade-Jalen Graham, Brevion Johnson 5th Grade-Ashley Mota-Castellanos, Rodney Lacewell 7th Grade-Charlene Mota-Huerta, Kayla Todd […]

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If you are getting rental assistance from FEMA and repairs to your flood-damaged North Carolina home are taking longer than expected, you may be eligible to receive continued temporary housing assistance. The aid is available to eligible homeowners and renters. You may qualify for continued assistance if you demonstrate your need and develop a longer-term […]

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Vineyard Golf

Three teams tied in the Monday Tossup this week. The team of Mac Porter, Norgie Hester and David Cross won the front side with 2 under par. The team of Dylan Laviner, Lloyd Hester and Warren Baker tied the team of Stacy Owen, Charles DeVane, Henry Warwick and Ann Tessenear on the backside. Both teams […]

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Giving Tuesday is a global day for everyone to take a moment and either make a contribution or volunteer their time with a charitable organization of their choice. #GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a way that you can become involved in your community. The premise of Giving Tuesday is for […]

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This #GivingTuesday, Food Lion will celebrate the season of giving with the gift of food. For the third year in a row, Food Lion Feeds, the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, will make a $10,000 donation, or 110,000 meals, to Feeding America®. The donation also supports the company’s “Holidays Without Hunger” in-store campaign. “Food Lion […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

A couple of important reminders: Bladen County Shriners are sponsoring their Fish Fry in Elizabethtown and Bladenboro  Wednesday (tomorrow).  Cooking sites will be at the Food Lion parking lot in E-town and at Bo’s parking lot in the ‘Boro.  Proceeds benefit Shriner Hospitals that provide free services to children with medical needs. The East Bladen […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – St. Pauls defeated East Bladen 21-16 Monday in non-conference jayvee girls basketball. The Lady Bulldogs edged ahead 9-7 at halftime and led 14-11 at the third quarter break. Asia Munn tossed in 8 points to lead the East Bladen scoring, and Miasha Smith followed with 4 points. The Lady Eagles will host East […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – St. Pauls claimed a 32-27 non-conference jayvee boys basketball victory over East Bladen Tuesday night. St. Pauls tied the game 24-24 on a free throw with 9 seconds left in regulation. The Eagles jumped back in front as Joshua Wyatt raced for a lay-up off of the jump ball that opened the overtime […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – St. Pauls opened up leads of 25-11, 51-23 and 75-38 en route to an 84-47 non-conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Tuesday night. The Eagles are shorthanded due to the absence of 6 players who are still playing on the Eagle football team in the Class 2A state play-offs. Guard Denzel Johnson […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN –East Bladen’s defense forced 33 turnovers that included 17 steals and held St. Pauls to only 5 baskets en route to a 56-15 non-conference girls basketball victory. “We talked at halftime about fundamentals, letting the game come to us and anticipating the pass,” said Lady Eagle Coach Patty Evers. “That helped us create turnovers […]

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A local radio station helping with a toy drive. The WBLA AM radio station in conjunction with the US Marines and Lu Mil Vineyard is supporting Toys-for-Tots, everyone deserves Christmas.   Please bring new unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts for the less fortunate children in the community.  The station located at 512 Peanut Road; Elizabethtown NC is a drop […]

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This Day In History

1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time. 1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. 1890 – 1st US Army – Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0, at West Point. 1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is […]

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Dr. Roxie Wells, President of Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, says rural health care is something she has always wanted to do. “I became interested in medicine as a child,” said Dr. Wells. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Wells taught science at James Kenan High School in Warsaw. She said after teaching for a while, […]

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The Regional Chicken Project is an opportunity for youth in FFA and 4-H in the Southeastern Region to learn more about the livestock industry. Through this project, youth will get to choose hens or broiler chicks to purchase at a discounted rate. The birds will be raised and youth will complete a project record book […]

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DUBLIN – The Bladen Community College Small Business Center is offering several no-cost seminars in December. How to Start/Expand a Cleaning Service is Tues., Dec. 13, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the Bladen County Public Library at 111 N. Cypress St. The East Arcadia Center campus is hosting Fundraising Fundamentals for Non-Profits on Tues., […]

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Southeastern Hospice’s annual Festival of Trees will celebrate “Sharing the Love” during this year’s 31st Festival which begins Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. The annual holiday benefit for Southeastern Hospice, Southeastern Health’s program of care for terminally ill patients and their families, will kick off this year’s celebration with a preview party for sponsors […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Highway Patrol Trooper Bud Price of Bladen County was promoted to Sergeant. N.C. Wildlife Officer Dennis Thompson was promoted to Franklin, Vance and Warren counties. 4,000 pounds of marijuana that fell from the air near White Oak was destroyed by law enforcement. Dr. Betty Bradley was setting up a medical practice in Bladenboro. Share:

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Vineyard Golf

A large group of golfers showed up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Tossup at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. The weather was perfect for scoring and two teams took advantage with under par rounds. Winning the front side, with a score of 3 under par, was George Boussais, Bobby Davis, Charles DeVane and Jimmy Davis. […]

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Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety will present several employees and civilians with awards from the department and the Highway Patrol in a ceremony on Tuesday, November 29th, at 10 a.m. at the State Bureau of Investigation Auditorium, 3318 […]

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Southeastern Medical Clinic Bladenboro has merged with Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Health Center Clarkton location. Physician Assistants Heather Walters and Amy Ransom as well as the clinic support staff have transitioned to the Clarkton location. Bladenboro patients have the option of transferring either to the Clarkton location, Southeastern Medical Clinic White Lake or to any other […]

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A tragic single-car crash that ocurred on Saturday afternoon near Bladenboro  has turned into a double fatality, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The crash ocurred at 3:30 p.m. on NC 131 near the intersection of Old Abbottsburg Road. NC Highway Patrol Trooper K. McVicker said Richard Taylor of Bladenboro was traveling northbound on […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The Thanksgiving holiday is in the past, we hopefully return to a normal schedule, then Christmas and New Years. Rain is in our forecast over the next two or three days, and we need it.  A quick check with the National Weather Service indicates we have had about a half inch or less of rain […]

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This Day In History

1775 – Second Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy. 1861 – Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy. 1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials begin in Federal District Court in South Carolina. 1895 – America’s 1st auto race organized by the “Chicago Times-Herald” Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averaged 7 […]

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Photos contributed by: Leslie Cordle Santa was spotted in Bladen County this weekend, and was seen riding into town in the local parade. The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Christmas parade at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27th. Tiina Mundy, Chamber President, said the weather was perfect and she was very […]

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Bladen County Sports

Registration for the Bladen County Recreation Department’s Basketball program will continue through December 9th. Age groups offered are 6-8 Coed, 9-12 Girls, and 9-12 Boys. The fee per player is $30. There are two ways to register: 1- In person at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 803 W King Street, Elizabethtown between 8:30 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Yesterday was a very good, very tiring day.  The Bladenboro Bulldog class of ’56 met with mmmm over 20 but less than 25 class members attending.  All in all, about 40 to 45 with spouses, or someone to chauffeur on hand.  We began our Freshman class with about 100 in 1953, about 80 or so […]

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GREENWOOD, SC – West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie blistered the nets with 27 points Friday night, but his Lander Bearcats dropped a 97-92 overtime decision to Fayetteville State in the first round of the Finis Horne Classic. The Bearcats trailed 71-60 with 2:44 left in regulation when Purdie drove for 2 lay-ups and made 4 […]

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Bladen County had a busy Thanksgiving week. Black Friday and Small Business Saturday was successful according to both shoppers and local business owners in the area. Lu Mil Vineyard kicked off their annual light show Saturday, but the holiday fun is just beginning.  The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual […]

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This Day In History

1870 – The New York Times dubs baseball “The National Game.” 1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P. Brady). 1895 – Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize. 1901 – US Army War College is established in Washington, DC. 1910 – NY’s Penn Station opens as […]

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Thanksgiving Pet of the Week – Cat room is full at Bladen County Animal Shelter Share:

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Bladen County Sports

Junior fullback Xavia McDowell caught the game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Quinton Bedsole, and East Bladen’s defense held Ayden-Grifton a yard short as the Eagles advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2A Football Play-offs with a 28-21 overtime victory Friday night. The first three quarters of the game featured a battle between […]

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Bladen County Sports

Class 2A East East Bladen 28, Ayden-Grifton 21 South Columbus 75, Fairmont 42 Elizabeth City Northeastern 63, Southwest Onslow 20 Edenton Holmes 51, Kinston 33 Class 2AA East Clinton 45, South Granville 7 Jacksonville Northside 15, Bunn 7 East Duplin 33, Roanoke Rapids 0 Hertford County 34, High Point Andrews 31 Class 1AA East  Wallace-Rose […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I still get excited about seeing my Bladenboro Bulldog classmates from ’56.  We have gathered every 5 years since graduation.  Our numbers have dropped, as you would expect, but still a goodly number after all these years.  Will see them today. According to info received recently, graduates of Clarkton High School will also get-together this […]

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This Day In History

1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston). 1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in America. 1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare). 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. 1861 – West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia. 1865 – “Alice in […]

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We have an update on the report we brought you earlier today. Bladenboro residents could see a helicopter in air after a wreck on Friday, November 25th around 3:30 p.m. The crash brought first responders to the victims aid on Highway 131 beyond Bladenboro Middle School. According to Bradley Kinlaw, there was one fatality and […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – A total of 49 counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance grants for permanent repair and replacement of disaster-damaged infrastructure resulting from Hurricane Matthew. Thirteen counties were previously approved for all Public Assistance Categories A through G. An additional 36 counties were approved this week. The 49 counties that are now […]

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Many shoppers go out of town for holiday fairs. The farmer’s markets in Bladen County make it easy for folks to purchase handmade and/or homegrown items for the holidays. Bladenboro Farmer’s Market is open every Friday and Saturday and the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown will be open every Saturday from now until Christmas.  […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today is black Friday, maybe the biggest shopping day of the year.  Hopefully, shopping begins at home, but no doubt many will be heading to regional shopping centers. Our thanksgiving holiday began on a high note and continued throughout the day, no shopping just food and family on a beautiful day, followed by more time […]

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Big box stores began opening on Thanksgiving day a few years ago to start the Black Friday shopping early. Crowds were out in Elizabethtown taking advantage of the savings after their meals on Turkey Day. Walmart, Goody’s, CVS Pharamacy, and Walgreens were all open offering huge savings on Thursday, Nov. 24th. Shoppers in Walmart reported getting […]

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This Day In History

1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn. 1783 – Britain evacuates New York City, its last military position in United States. 1792 – Benjamin Banneker first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac. 1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for […]

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Every year millions of people prepare for Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey for their friends and family. The White Lake Fire Department helps Bladen County folks prepare for the big day while raising funds for their department. The Fire Department held their annual Thanksgiving fundraiser Wednesday. For the past five or so years the department has sold […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles continue their march through the NCHSAA Class 2A Football Play-offs Friday night when they make the 100-mile trip to Ayden-Grifton to battle the Chargers who are the No. 2 seed in the Class 2A East. Coach Paul Cornwell’s Chargers won the Eastern Carolina 2A Conference and hold victories over Farmville Central (41-13) […]

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This Day In History

1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped established size of the Solar System. 1703 – 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia. 1871 – National Rifle Association organized (NYC). 1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire. 1903 – Clyde Coleman of […]

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The increased traffic that traditionally occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday means that drivers must be more alert when traveling. We reached out to Bladen County Sheriff, Jim McVicker, for some safety tips for motorists this holiday season. Following are 10 tips to help you stay safe during the holidays or anytime you travel. 1. Check your […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Happy Thanksgiving Day. Time to give thanks, enjoy family and friends and a delicious meal, go to sleep watching NFL football, rise early tomorrow and weigh to see how much I have retained. I think back to my early school days, learning about the Pilgrims and how they prepared a feast and gave thanks for […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Shardajah Brown and Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson fired in 13 points each to lead East Bladen to a 38-34 non-conference girls basketball victory over Fairmont Wednesday night. Fairmont pulled to within 33-30 on Kiara Page’s 3-pointer with 2:27 left to play. Senior Emily Scott sank 3 of 4 free throws for East Bladen, and senior […]

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It’s been more than six weeks since Hurricane Matthew brought flooding and wind damage to Bladen County. The storm which roared through Oct. 8 washed out several roads and N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue to make repairs. As of Wednesday, Bladen County still has 11 road sections under repair, according to NCDOT. Here is […]

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More than $2 million has been approved to assist Bladen County residents with housing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. The agency announced Wednesday there have been 2,796 applications in Bladen County and that $2,010,694 has been approved as part of the government’s Individual Housing Program. In North […]

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The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of the Second annual Window Decorating Contest on Wednesday.  Chamber Executive Director Dawn Maynard said the winner was Fisher’s Ladies Shop. Receiving second place was Leinwand’s Men’s and third place was Leinwand’s Ladies. Maynard said the Chamber awarded ribbons for each place to the businesses […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension The voting is over, and we now know Donald J. Trump will take office next year as the 45th President of the United States in January. A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and […]

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By Kelli B. Skipper In the middle of Hurricane Matthew’s devastating aftermath, Southeastern Health (SeHealth) and the Southeastern Health Foundation Board recognized a tremendous need to help their own by creating the SeHealth Hurricane Matthew Employee Relief Fund. According to Alisia Oxendine, director of guest services who assisted with the needs assessment and distribution process […]

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The Bladen County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning December 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to apply […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Garrett Melvin figured in the scoring of 4 goals as Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Tar Heel 5-0 Tuesday night in Bladen Five Middle Conference boys soccer action at County Park. Melvin cracked the scoring column in the sixth minute converting a throw-in from Jackson Bostic into a Blue Devil goal. Twelve minutes later Melvin […]

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Franklin, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has expanded a State of Emergency to cover 22 additional counties to help the state combat the ongoing spread of wildfires in western North Carolina. The governor joined firefighters, emergency management officials and volunteers today at the Macon County Incident Command Post Center to provide an update on the state’s response […]

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Sixth grader Malcolm Bolden completed a second half hat trick, scoring the only goals in a 3-0 Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys soccer victory for Elizabethtown over Bladenboro at County Park Tuesday. Bolden took advantage of two assists from Victor Garcia and another from Drew Sholar to score his goals.  “Zach Meares and Brady […]

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Kenia Medina accounted for 4 goals Tuesday night as Elizabethtown opened their Bladen Five Middle School Conference girls soccer season with a 5-0 victory over Bladenboro at County Park. Medina put the Lady Cougars on the board early with a goal in the first 30 seconds. Medina would put 2 more shots into the net, […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Sophia Masaid lit up the scoreboard with 5 goals Tuesday and led Clarkton School of Discovery to a 9-1 Bladen Five Middle School Conference girls soccer victory over Tar Heel. Clarkton’s Katie Evans fired in the first goal of the girls soccer season in the first minute of play. Two minutes later Lauren Bowen raced […]

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Sandra Cain

Research shows that most Americans gain from 2 – 4 pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through New Years.   We can always count on the holidays to challenge and tempt us with too many choices at the table. Too many extras combined with too little activity can lead to extra pounds. To prevent too […]

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The Bladen County Farm-City Week Banquet was held on Tuesday at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown. Ralph Carter was the speaker for the evening.  Becky Spearman introduced the evening’s speaker Ralph Carter, owner Carter Farms and Vice-President of the Carolina Blueberry Association and President of the North Carolina Blueberry Council. Carter said that […]

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Peggy Hester, Principal of West Bladen High School, speaks to the Bladenboro Rotary Club on November 14th.  Mrs. Hester shared her vision for the school and the plans in place to move the school forward. Share:

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Erin Smith, Public Relations Chair for the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, spoke at the November 21st Bladenboro Rotary meeting.  Miss Smith gave valuable tips to members on how they could “grow” the club. She included ideas such as how to promote the club through the use of news media, holding a joint event with another Rotary Club, […]

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In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to focus on safety while traveling to their intended destinations.  According to AAA, 43.5 million Americans are expected to take to the roads across the nation, an increase of 1.9 percent over last year.  As the number of vehicles increase on […]

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Thompson’s Automotive located at 300 West King Street is now open under new ownership. William Thompson assumed ownership of the business on Tuesday. It will operate under the new name of Thompson’s Auto Care Center LLC. Thompson said all of the current employees — Gary Davis, Tommy Moore, and Lynn Hill — will remain. He […]

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West Bladen High School has released their Honor Rolls for the first nine weeks grading period in the first semester. Superintendent’s List – Grade of 96 and above in all classes 9th Grade – Kaitlyn Beder, Alyssa Bell, Jordan Benson, Autumn Brisson, Madison Cain, Janet Chavez, Zachary Everitte, Alexis Ray, Janet Rivera, Tristen Sadler, Olivia […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Correction, the Shriner’s Fish Fry is not today, as I stated yesterday, it’s a week from today.  After a week of turkey and ham, fish next Wednesday will be wonderful.  Plan now to attend.  Proceeds benefit cripple children. We celebrate many occasions related to sacrifices by of our military, and all are very deserving, but, […]

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