03/25/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:25 pm Tillis Sends Bipartisan Letter Seeking Answers on Possible Tariffs for Foreign Autos
  • 4:12 pm Work to retrieve vehicle from river to resume soon
  • 3:44 pm April 2019 meeting of the Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter
  • 3:19 pm Firefighters battle brush fire near Clarkton
  • 2:30 pm Dietary Manager
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USDA

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in the second quarter of 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation is required by law to announce quarterly estimates of the amount of sugar available for purchase and […]

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East Bladen High School

DUNN – Midway pushed across an unearned run in the fourth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and edge East Bladen 3-2 Thursday night in a battle of Four County Conference leaders. Sophomore Greg Nobles walked and senior Wesley Johnson smacked a single before an error plated Nobles with the go-ahead run. The Raiders had […]

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East Bladen High School

DUNN – Josh McKoy and Spencer Scott combined to pitch a 3-hitter Thursday night and led East Bladen’s jayvees to a 5-1 Four County Conference baseball victory over Midway. McKoy pitched 4.1 innings to pick up the win, struck out 6 batters and allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, 4 walks and 2 hit […]

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DUBLIN – Junior Madison Collins pitched a one-hit shutout as West Bladen blanked West Columbus 10-0 Thursday night in non-conference softball action. Collins allowed only a lead-off single by Lindsey Strickland in the fifth inning, struck out one and walked none as she raised her record to 2-0. The game was scoreless until Lady Knight […]

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This Day In History

1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol. 1826 – Samuel Morey is issued the first US patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine” 1853 – Cincinnati becomes 1st US city to employ fulltime professional firefighters. 1889 – 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago) 1899 – NC […]

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  After a stormy start to the day, the evening proved to be quite tranquil. This sunset was captured over Elizabethtown this evening. The forecast for the weekend calls for warm and sunny skies this weekends. Share:

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Boost the ‘Boro, Inc is preparing for another successful year. March brought new board members, new officers and new businesses to help the Bladenboro non-profit group. After the meeting in March, re-elected President of Boost the ‘Boro, Don White, announced the officers and board members who were elected to serve for the upcoming year. Pat […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery is having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction On Friday, March 31, to benefit the Jr Beta Club. There will be many items of interest for everyone. Some of the items up for bid are a night at the beach, a wreath and jewelry and much more. You can learn more […]

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Bladen Community College received an approval letter on February 20th for the Bladen Early College. College officials are now waiting to learn how much funding will come from the North Carolina General Assembly for the proposed school. The Early College also known as Cooperative Innovative High Schools target students who are at risk for dropping […]

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The annual Bladen County Shrine Club fraternal fish fry will be held Wednesday, April 12, at the Elizabethtown Food Lion parking lot.  Plates cost $8 each and consist of hot Whiting fillets, sweet potato fries, cole slaw, and hush puppies. “We encourage all citizens to come out and support the Shriners,” said Bladen County Shrine Club […]

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The Elizabethtown Town Council will meet on Monday and hear a recommendation from Hunt Cole regarding the Curtis Brown mural and to recognize the new employees of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The board is expected to hear from Mr. Cecil Marsh regarding concerns with handicap parking downtown. The board is also expected to approve the […]

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Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m. The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting via conference call to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp under a pilot program. No public comments will be taken during the meeting. Access to the conference call can be […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday night at 6;30 p.m. at the Bladen County Courthouse. The board is expected to adopt a resolution proclaiming April to be Sexual Assault Awareness month. The board is also expected to hear an overview of the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool-Disaster Recovery from Jan Maynor, […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Angus King (I-ME) have introduced the Save our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that makes substantive reforms aimed to help seasonal employers better navigate the H-2B temporary non-agricultural visa program. Original co-sponsors include Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Cornyn […]

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A few name corrections are needed to the West Bladen Track article: Kiance Morrisey placed second in the girls shot put, Patience Parker finished second in the girls 200 meter dash, and Justin Nickle was second in the boys 3200 meter run. bladenonline regrets the errors. Share:

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The opening reception for “The Life of the Theater” exhibit at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton is slated for Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. Join us for opening night of our newest lobby exhibit featuring historic and current photographs of our beautiful, and beautifully-restored, theater which first opened in 1928. Photographs of […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated listing of the road openings/closings in Bladen County. The list is as follows: OPENINGS: Berry Lewis Road Berry Lewis Road is open. EXISTING CLOSINGS: Owen Hill Road Owen Hill Road remains closed due to construction of a double line of cast in place reinforced concrete […]

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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted:  “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast.  We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” As Members of Congress and the media react, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is urging his fellow conservatives to remember the lesson […]

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Bethel Baptist Church will feature a Live Experience of Nicaragua on April 21-23 in the church yard. The purpose of the event is to allow people to learn about life in Nicaragua and the issues faced by their residents and to help raise funds to construct a home for Francela Costillo and her mom and […]

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By Congressman Robert Pittenger Saying no is easy. Actual leadership, or governing, is much more difficult. On Thursday, President Trump tweeted, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” There are many fine people in the Freedom […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce Jake Dean of Waxhaw has received a rare double-appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Dean is Battalion Commander at Camden Military Academy, president of the school’s STEM Club, and leads a program to tutor fellow […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension I recall my late, paternal grandmother telling me how much she looked forward to the third Friday of each month. This was the day her husband – my grandfather – took her from their small farm into town. For all the other days of the month my […]

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On Monday, April 3, 76 North Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers are slated to receive promotions and new duty stations. The ceremony will be conducted at Summit Church located at 3249 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh at 10 a.m. Two Troopers assigned to Troop B in Whiteville are scheduled to receive promotions. Trooper K. L. Starkloff […]

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Bladen County Commissioners G. Michael Cogdell was recently named to the 5th District NC Association of County Officials Board of Directors. The 5th district serves Bladen, Hoke, Scotland and Robeson counties. Cogdell said the group will be working with the legislative branch of the North Carolina government to facilitate local concerns. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

Sure could use a little good news today.   As of 7AM today, about 35/100 of an inch was recorded by the National Weather Service at Curtis Brown Airport, Elizabethtown. Hopefully, much more is expected. Find myself riding along, listening to Southern Gospel Music, turn the volume up and pretend I am at an all-night […]

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DUNN – Midway scored with less than 7 minutes left to play to edge East Bladen 2-1 Thursday night in Four County Conference girls soccer action. The Lady Raiders took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a corner kick. “The first goal was just us not marking well on a corner kick,” said […]

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DUNN – Midway defeated East Bladen 22-8 Thursday in Four County Conference jayvee softball action. The Lady Eagles pushed across a first-inning run as freshmen Johanna Parker and Lorna Mendell were hit by pitches, and sophmore Anna Kate White walked. Trinity Stephens knocked in Parker with a single. In the East Bladen second inning, Carleigh […]

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DUBLIN – Winning pitcher Brittany Landreth batted 3-3 and scored 3 runs to lead West Bladen’s jayvee girls to a 21-6 non-conference girls softball victory Thursday over West Columbus. Landreth pitched a 4-hitter, struck out 3 and walked 4 batters. Elizabeth Allbright, Jordan Benson and Erica Storms belted one hit each for the Lady Knights. […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ROCKY POINT – West Bladen’s girls track team won the first girls meet in school history Thursday. The Lady Knights racked up 81 points to win the meet by 40 points over Union. Union’s 41.5 points edged East Bladen by a half point to take second place. Heide Trask was fourth […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the North Carolina General Assembly voted to repeal House Bill 2 (HB2):  “North Carolina’s brand and continued economic prosperity should not be beholden to the loudest voices on either the far-left or the far-right who don’t have our state’s best interests […]

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This Day In History

1850 – US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%) 1880 – 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN) 1903 – Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ) 1909 – Baseball rules player who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years. 1917 – US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a special called meeting on Thursday afternoon and approved the Phase IV Water Project to move forward. Commissioners Russell Priest and Ashely S. Trivette were excused from the meeting and Commissioners Daniel Dowless and David Gooden were also unable to attend. The Phase IV Water Project is […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, attended a confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Air Force Nominee Dr. Heather Wilson and expressed his support for her confirmation. Watch video of Senator Tillis at the hearing. “We currently have the smallest Air Force in our nation’s […]

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Today, March 30th, 2017, Governor Cooper held a press conference to discuss the repeal of House Bill 2. Full remarks as prepared are below: Thank you and good afternoon. I just signed House Bill 142, which repeals House Bill 2. For over a year now, House Bill 2 has been a dark cloud over our great […]

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The Ammon community is gaining a green energy project in the form of a 129 acre solar farm project on Old Fayetteville Road. Bladen Solar LLC has already received the necessary permits for the project, according to Bladen County Planner Greg Elkins. According to reports, in June 2015, The North Carolina Utilities Commission granted a […]

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A big thank you to law enforcement went out after a vehicle was stolen in Bladen County. According to Eric Davis of Bladenboro, his vehicle was stolen on Wednesday, March 29th in Bladen County. Davis said he contacted law enforcement immediately. The vehicle was recovered without damages a hour and half later thanks to team […]

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Bladen We Care Byron H. Gooden Golf Tournament Team Entry Form 1 Bladen We Care Byron H. Gooden Golf Tournament Team Entry and Sponsorship Form 2 Mac Campbell Shares information about Bladen We Care Gala and Golf Tournament   Share:

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Eat your vegetables – good advice when we were kids, and it’s also good advice for adults. Only 23 percent of Americans currently eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Increasing physical activity and eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk for certain cancers, […]

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By Jefferson Weaver I was heading home, having made an uncustomary Sunday afternoon trip to the office, when I saw the young man in his side yard. I think it was the yellow line that first caught my eye, bending back on itself in a S curve as he whipped the fly rod forward and […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, attended a hearing on the state of Alzheimer’s disease and questioned witness Maria Shriver on ways to better support caregivers and the need to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Watch Senator Tillis at the hearing. “We have to think […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is happy to announce that Caroline Horne, a senior at Weddington High School, has received a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Ms. Horne founded and serves as president of the Weddington Mentors Club, which organizes high school students to serve as mentors at the […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – West Bladen grad Abbey Walters fired a one-hitter and struck out a career-high 11 batters Wednesday to lead UNC-Pembroke to an 8-0 victory in the opening game of a non-conference softball double-header. Walters blasted a 2-run home run in the nightcap as the Lady Braves completed the double-header sweep with a 6-0 win. […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Gary Peters (D-MI) to introduce the bipartisan Save our Seas (SOS) Act to help address the marine debris epidemic affecting America’s ocean shorelines and inland […]

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The Browns of Wallace N.C. Will be singing at Liberty Worship Center in Clarkton on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome so please make plans to come out and worship with this wonderful family. The church is located at 89 North Grove Street Clarkton, N.C. For more information please […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Hopefully the NC HB2 issue will soon be a memory. Governor and Legislature have hopefully agreed to agree. House and Senate expected to repeal the controversial law today and the Governor has promised to sign immediately. We are just hours away from the next round of March Madness to determine the best college team of […]

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RALEIGH -East Bladen grad Lexi Dawson batted 4-4 for St. Andrews Tuesday in a double-header at Meredith College. Meredith swept the double-header by scores of 2-1 and 8-0. Dawson swatted a single down the leftfield line in the first inning of Tuesday’s opener and rapped a single through the middle to lead off the fourth […]

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East Bladen defeated West Bladen 6-3 on Wednesday in a Four County Conference boys’ high school tennis match. Singles Joseluis Osorio (WB) defeated Michael McDuffie (EB) 6-4 7-5 Tate Sykes (WB) defeated Alex Gomez (EB) 6-3 7-5  Robert Meggs (EB) defeated Edgardo Lara (WB) 6-1, 6-0 Gabe Barnes (EB) defeated Jacob Hester (WB) 6-1, 6-0 […]

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1822 – Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory. 1858 – Pencil with attach eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia) 1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly) 1889 – John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY) 1910 – Mississippi Legislature […]

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Wednesday the conviction of two retired insurance agents, Milton Hooks, 72, of Rocky Mount and James Mangum, 69, of Tarboro on six counts each of obtaining property by false pretense. The case was the result of an extensive seven-year investigation in 14 counties, including Bladen, conducted by the […]

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A Charlotte man who led authorities on a high speed chase in August plead guilty Wednesday in Bladen County Superior Court to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and fleeing to elude arrest. Gebreal Moss, 23, was sentenced to between 36 and 56 months in state custody, according to the Bladen County […]

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An Elizabethtown man was sentenced up to 32 months in prison Wednesday in Bladen County Superior Court after pleading guilty to taking items that were found using a tracking device attached to one of the items. Adam Horne, 32, was sentenced to between 19 and 32 months in state custody on felony charges of breaking […]

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Mac Campbell, of Bladen We Care, spoke to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday during their luncheon meeting at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. He said Bladen We Care is celebrating its 28th year of helping people in Bladen County through grants they make to those in need. Two very important upcoming dates for Bladen We […]

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Mark Johnson, the NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, will visit West Lumberton Elementary School at 9:40 a.m., and the relocated site of Lumberton Junior High School following Hurricane Matthew at 11:10 a.m., on Thursday as part of his NC Education & Innovation Tour. Earlier this year, Johnson pledged to conduct a listening tour to hear […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has released an updated listing of road openings/closings for Bladen County. An update of road openings / closings is as follows: OPENINGS: None EXISTING CLOSINGS: Berry Lewis Road Berry Lewis Road remains closed in order to replace a large crossline pipe damaged during the hurricane.  The location of the […]

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RALEIGH – The State Bureau of Investigation is hosting this year’s United States Police Canine Association’s National Detector Dog Trials in Raleigh April 2-5. Police dogs such as Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, Belgium malinois and even a springer spaniel are among the breeds that will be tested on their ability to sniff and detect narcotics, […]

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DUNN – West Bladen scored 2 fifth-inning runs to snap a 4-4 tie and claim a 6-4 Four County Conference jayvee softball victory over Midway Tuesday. Winning pitcher Brittany Landreth smacked a one-out single to start the Lady Knight fifth inning and advanced on an infield out. Indiyah Williams knocked in Landreth with a single […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore Pierce Melvin pitched a one-hitter and struck out 6 to lead the East Bladen jayvees to an 11-1 Four County Conference jayvee baseball victory Tuesday over Union. Freshman Gabe Barber led off the Eagle first inning with a single and stole second base. Freshman Jordan Robinson followed with another single. Sophomore Spencer […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Black Bear Management Forum scheduled for Bladen Community College on Monday, April 3rd has been moved from the Auditorium on Campus to an alternate meeting room in Building 7 also located on the Bladen Community College Campus. The meetings will serve as an open forum to receive […]

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Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is gearing up for their second annual Golf Tournament to be held at Land O’Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Tee off is 1 p.m. The funds raised by the tournament will be used to further the work of the Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The tournament is Captain’s Choice […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet in a special session on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Bladen County Courthouse. The board is expected to discuss the Phase IV Water System Expansion project and to consider approving revisions to the Bladen County Water District Rules and Regulations. Share:

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By: Charlotte Smith It is always nice to see a project come together. The staff members from the Bladen County Clerk of Courts and Work Force Development offices toured the new Bladen County Detention and Law Enforcement Center last week. Captain Jeff Singletary gave the tour. The tour started in the front of the new […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2017 marketing assistance loan rates by county for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” (canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed and sunflower seed), loan rates by region for pulses (dry […]

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Raleigh, NC – North Carolina craft breweries are praising the introduction of legislation that would modernize North Carolina craft brewing laws by eliminating unnecessary, burdensome regulations. Introduced by Chairman of the House Alcohol Beverage Control Committee Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson) today, the ABC Omnibus Legislation (HB 500) would help create jobs, spur local investment in North Carolina’s […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Elizabeth White, a senior at Myers Park High School, has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Ms. White was the 2015-2016 co-MVP of the Myers Park track team, traveled to El Salvador in 2015 to volunteer with Habitat […]

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Time is running out! Applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) close on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Teens from across the nation have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by joining the YPC. Young people on the council work to better their emergency preparedness skills to help […]

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The West Bladen FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.  Team members include Noah Bryan, Joseluis Hernandez, Callie Lewis and Sean Nunnery. During this event students evaluated production, processing, and merchandising phases of the poultry industry, as […]

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DUNN – Midway scored 5 first-half goals en route to a 6-0 Four County Conference girls soccer victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. The Lady Knights will host Whiteville in a non-conference match Wednesday at 6 p.m. Share:

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen’s Lady Eagles raced to a 7-0 halftime lead en route to a 9-0 mercy-rule girls soccer victory over Union Tuesday night in Four County Conference action. Seven different Lady Eagles scored in the game. Junior Hannah Devane opened up the scoring with a goal off of an assist from sophomore Ashley […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Mission accomplished, I think, and headed home from DC. Yesterday was a good day. Visited the office of several congressman, did not get to speak to any, but did speak to some staffers. One I always look forward to is Bryan Martin in Rep. Walter Jones office. Actually, he knew I needed help moving from […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Sincere Smith pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 7 batters Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to an 11-1 Four County Conference mercy-rule baseball victory over Union. The victory moves Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles into a first-place tie in the Four County standings with West Bladen and Midway […]

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DUNN – Midway rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat West Bladen 5-4 Tuesday night in Four County Conference baseball action. West Bladen took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but a pair of opposite field singles, 2 walks, a hit batsman and an error resulted […]

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DUNN- West Bladen remained tied for first place in the Four County Conference softball race Tuesday night with a 12-2 mercy-rule victory over Midway. Coach Joey Autry’s Lady Knights improved their record to 5-0 in the league and 9-1 overall. Wallace-Rose Hill defeated Pender 10-2 Tuesday night and is also 5-0 in conference play. After […]

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This Day In History

1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. 1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam. 1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN –Freshman Izzy Smith and senior Emily Scott belted 2 hits each during a 9-run, sixth-inning explosion that propelled East Bladen to a 15-6 Four County Conference softball victory over Union Tuesday night. The two teams were tied 6-6 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. Scott ripped a one-out single […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – Teams from across North Carolina annually take part in a rigorous academic competition, which hosts 23 events in the fields of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology known as Science Olympiad. Clarkton School of Discovery’s JV and Varsity Science Olympiad teams competed in the regional Science Olympiad […]

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Washington, D.C. –  Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) re-introduced a bill to designate and recognize the city of Wilmington as the first nationally recognized “American World War II City.”  H.R. 1721 establishes a process to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year with this illustrious […]

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A female hiker suffered a minor knee injury on Tuesday afternoon while hiking at Jones Lake State Park, according to Ranger Lane Garner. He said the hiker was unable to walk out on her own, so the Rangers took a backboard onto the trail and carried her out of the woods. Garner said the hiker […]

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Vineyard Golf

The rains came early Tuesday morning but cleared up at 10 a.m. to allow 79 golfers to participate in the Tuesday, March 28, Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Tourney held at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. A new record was set at Vineyard Golf with the largest amount of golfers ever, 79, in a regular […]

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Governor Roy Cooper today met with leading professionals from law enforcement, substance abuse treatment and health care about the best ways to fight the opioid crisis in North Carolina. “The opioid crisis has devastated communities and families across our state, and we must work together to help our neighbors struggling with substance use disorders,” Gov. […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore Spencer Scott pitched a 2-hitter Monday night to lead East Bladen to a 7-1 victory over Clinton Monday night in Four County Conference jayvee baseball action. The Eagles took control early scoring 5 first-inning runs after 2 were out. Sophomore Dan Tatum cracked a single and stole second and third bases, while […]

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Woodmen of the World representative Trey Duncan presented a new flag to the Elizabethtown Police Department on Tuesday morning.  The Woodmen of the World take part in many activities in the local community. Receiving the flag for the department were Patrol Officers C. Avant and M. Vause. Share:

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has been honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” Award in recognition of his support for policies which promote a healthy economy and job growth. Congressman Pittenger received this year’s award for his support of legislation to help small businesses access the capital needed to grow […]

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Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) will be having a Gospel Explosion on Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Come out and join us as we praise God in song. Share:

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Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) will conduct their annual Car Show on Saturday, April 29. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon and judging will begin at 1 p.m. with awards being presented beginning at 2 p.m. If you would like to enter your vehicle in the show there is a $25 […]

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Jackie and Wanda Coleman presented the Monday, March 27, Bladenboro Rotary program, a continuation of the February 27, 2017, program. Jackie Coleman, Chief of the Bladenboro Volunteer Fire Department, shared pictures and a video of the Party Rock Fire which occurred in November 2016 in the North Carolina mountains. Through the efforts of over a […]

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Antonio Lamel Murchison of Elizabethtown pled guilty in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday, March 27, to several drug-related charges. He received a sentence of 36 months of supervised probation. Murchison pled guilty to conspiring to sell cocaine, possession and attempted sell and delivery of marijuana, and attempted trafficking in MDA/MDMA. He was arrested on […]

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An Elizabethtown man has pled guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of his brother. Tony Elmore Lewis, 55, was sentenced to 125 months to 162 months active. The shooting took place in August 2013 at 92 Curtis Lewis Road, near Dublin. When Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they found Terry DeVane […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Never felt such a division in DC as now. Some are for the new administration, some opposed on any topic you choose. I listen. The meeting I am attending has representatives from all across the USA and 99.9% of what we hear from the podium is Telco business. But can’t help but hear comments in […]

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1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine. 1834 – Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US. 1866 – 1st ambulance goes into service. 1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey. 1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized. 1924 […]

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UNCW golfer and Clarkton native Kayla Thompson came in 34th place in this past weekend’s LSU Tiger Classic played in Baton Rouge, La. Kayla, a junior at UNCW, shot rounds of 74-78-74=226 to lead the Lady Seahawks to a tie for 9th place. The winning team were the Lady Blue Devils from Duke University. The […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Taylor Spell fired in 3 goals to lead Clinton to a 9-0 Four County Conference girls soccer victory over East Bladen Monday night. Senior Katey Yang and Reagan Barefoot added 2 goals each for the Lady Dark Horses who led 7-0 at halftime. Spell, Barefoot and freshman Olivia Williford dished out 2 […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Ty Watkins pitched a 4-hitter Monday night as East Bladen’s Eagles rode a 5-run fourth-inning to a 10-2 victory over Clinton in Four County Conference baseball action. Watkins struck out three, walked 2, hit a batter and allowed only one earned run. Junior Sincere Smith cracked a one-out single in the East […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Johanna Parker blasted a walk-off triple that drove in the winning run and lifted East Bladen to an 11-10 Four County Conference softball victory over Clinton Monday night. The Lady Dark Horses took a 10-9 lead with an unearned run in the sixth inning. East Bladen rallied in the home seventh. Sophmore […]

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Todd Pait has resigned as head football coach at West Bladen after one season at the helm of Knights. The resignation will be effective with the end of the current school year. Coach Pait cited family issues as the reason for his resignation and will be returning to Tennessee with his family. He has accepted […]

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The first annual Bladen County Aim For A Cure event to benefit the ALS Association for continued research, awareness, and assistance for those living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is planned for May 6th, 9:30 – 3 pm. Activities to include a 3D Archery Tournament (Featuring True Kill scoring) for Adult, Young Adult, and Youth […]

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DURHAM N.C. — If local building officials notified you that your home is substantially damaged, you may be able to receive funds to make your structure safer and stronger. If you are rebuilding or repairing a substantially damaged home or business, your communitymay require you to elevate or make other changes. Substantial damage applies when […]

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Elizabethtown Christian Academy students have had an incredible year, winning in every  state or regional competition they have entered. On Saturday, the last ECA team to enter a competition was the elementary Science Olympiad team. Students left early that morning with one goal in mind: Have fun and learn. The team was led by kindergarten […]

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The victim of Saturday’s house fire on NC 242 near Oak Grove Church Road has lost all of his belongings, according to his daughter, Windy Butler. The home belonged to Butler’s father, Charles Adams, and he has no homeowner’s insurance. He is currently staying with Butler at her home in Dublin. Butler said her father […]

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