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Posts published in December 2016

2016 Sports Year in Review – September

Senior halfback Ethan Hines sparked East Bladen’s Eagles to a pair of September victories. Hines scored 4 touchdowns in a 42-28 victory over St. Pauls…

This Day in History for January 1

1673 – Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston. 1776 – Gen. George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag. 1797 – Albany replaces NYC as…

Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament Wrap-up

After twelve games in three days, the Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament went down to the final seconds Friday night when Dillon’s Rakeem Fletcher double-pumped an…

This Day in History for December 31

1776 – Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation:  Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors. 1781…

Thomasine Cheshire Brisson

Bladenboro –  Thomasine Cheshire Brisson passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016. She was born on April 22, 1950.   She was preceded in death by…

This Day in History for December 30

1731 – 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston) 1854 – Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC. 1861…

FEMA to North Carolina Survivors: Call Us

 If you feel confused about the next step in your recovery, like finding housing or understanding what documents you may need to have on hand,…

This Day in History for December 29

1782 – 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston. 1813 – British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812. 1837 – Steam-powered…

2016 Sports Year in Review – August

The most viewed sports story in Bladen County in 2016 was the story on Kyle Tatum’s haircut. Tatum, a catcher on East Bladen’s baseball team…

Stores report strong sales at Christmas

Retailers are reporting strong sales during the Christmas shopping season. Stores in Bladen County are reporting that Christmas sales were up this year. Mike Suggs,…

Top 15 Most Viewed Stories of 2016

As we prepare to say farewell to 2016, we decided to take a look back at our Top 15 Most Viewed Stories of the Year.…

Thoughts While Shaving

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Can you believe another year (2016) has come and is nearly gone. As a year old wide eyed youngster on Christmas morn,…

Dublin lifts boil water advisory

The town of Dublin has rescinded the boil water advisory as of Friday evening. This means that all normal consumption of water can continue again…

Top 25 Videos of 2016

As we prepare to say farewell to 2016, we decided to take a look back at our Top 25 Most Viewed Videos of the Year.…

This Day in History for December 24

1818 – Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xavier Gruber is first sung at St. Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria. 1851 – Fire…

2016 Sports Year in Review – March

East Bladen’s remarkable run ended in the Class 2A Eastern Regional Basketball Championship game as North Pitt jumped out to an early 18-2 lead and…

2016 Sports Year in Review – February

The exploits of East Bladen’s Lady Eagles on the basketball court headlined the February sports scene in Bladen County. Coach Patty Evers’ team reeled off…

This Day in History for December 23

1776 – Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France. 1776 – Thomas Paine writes “These are the times that try man’s souls”…

FEMA updates disaster assistance numbers

Since Hurricane Matthew, Bladen County residents have been busy cleaning up, removing storm debris and repairing damaged homes and businesses.  The Federal Emergency Management Association…

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