07/18/2019
  • 11:33 am Opinion: Listen on World Listening Day
  • 11:29 am THE CAROLINA CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS 2019-20 SEASON SCHEDULE OF TOURING AND ORIGINAL MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES
  • 11:27 am Eligibility Requirements Announced for National School Lunch Program
  • 11:15 am Yard Sale Fundraiser this weekend!
  • 11:09 am Fitness Tech Meekins medals in National Senior Games
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Did you know there are currently more than 6 million job openings nationwide? That’s the highest level since Washington started tracking this data in 2000. Unfortunately, many of these jobs remain unfilled because of the current “skills gap” in our labor force. With a rapidly-changing economy, too many otherwise capable students and workers haven’t received […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the text of the Senate’s health care discussion draft was released: “Health care is a critically important issue that affects every single American, and I’ve heard countless stories from North Carolinians who have had their lives upended by Obamacare, from hardworking […]

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A bill recently signed by Governor Roy Cooper could help counties like Bladen County to pay for certain types of infrastructure projects. NC House Bill 158 gives counties the authority to issue special assessments to benefitted properties to help pay for infrastructure needs. The bill will benefit counties like Bladen County as it authorizes counties […]

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The drill team of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy won the National John J. Pershing Memorial Drill Competition in March. The team competed in seven events performing exhibition and regulation drills. The meet has been conducted for about 100 years. “They are the first high school to ever win this meet,” said Col Carl […]

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The Thunder clinched Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Softball League Championship Thursday night with a 14-1 victory over the Racers at County Park. The Thunder jumped in front with 4 runs in the first inning. Lainey Hughes was hit by a pitch, and Rylee Chadwick yanked a double down the leftfield line. Savannah Turbeville’s infield hit scored […]

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Baseball

RED SPRINGS – Elizabethtown rolled to an 18-2 victory over Red Springs Friday night in the opening round of the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to a winner’s bracket game Saturday at 2 p.m. against West Robeson American – a 10-5 victory over Fairmont. Davion Lewis and Cole Butler slugged […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

Three Bladen All-Star teams begin play in District Tournaments Saturday, while the Elizabethtown AAA (Minors) All-Stars play their second game in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament at Red Springs. Coach Kevin Dunham’s Elizabethtown team blasted Red Springs 18-2 Friday night and will play West Robeson American – a 10-5 winner over Fairmont – […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Ever wonder what the most commonly ask questions are? Depends on who ask who I suppose, but Google compiled their most ask questions in 2011: #10 – What is Google? #9 – What is gout? #8 – What is Lupus? #7 – What is Autism? #6 – What is Dubstep? #5 – What is Skype? […]

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This Day In History

1664 – The colony of New Jersey is founded. 1794 – Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA. 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract. 1939 – Pan Am’s 1st US to England flight. 1948 – Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY Gov. Thomas E. […]

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The winning team in the Friday, June 23 Tossup at Vineyard Golf at White Lake, was Stacy Owen, David Cross and Henry Warwick. Tossups are held, weather permitting, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. Share:

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The Elizabethtown Police Department says they have identified an individual they were seeking to speak with  in regards to an incident that occurred at the Walmart store earlier today. The police department said they thank everyone for their help in identifying the person. No further details are available. Share:

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution in the consent agenda Monday to add the United States’ Motto, “In God We Trust” to all county-owned buildings. The motto has already been added to the county’s seal and county vehicles. “I think it is wonderful the board has taken this initiative,” said Bladen County […]

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Baseball

Scott Bowen will be playing in the Perfect Game WWBA National Championship June 30-July 7th in Lake Point, Georgia.  He will be playing with the Dirtbags 17u. LakePoint is where the best amateur baseball in the country is played.  Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over […]

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Sandra Cain

By Sandra R. Cain Although once only found in Asian food markets, this seemingly bland food can miraculously take on the flavor of its surrounding ingredients making it a highly versatile as well as highly nutritious part of a healthy diet. Tofu can now be found in your local supermarkets throughout the year. Discovered over […]

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Water sampling of the Cape Fear River for the presence of GenX has begun, according to officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The department has identified 12 locations from which officials plan to take samples of water from the river over the next two weeks. The Department of Environmental Quality is working […]

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Patrol cars in the town of Elizabethtown are getting a sleek new look. The Police Department has revised its lettering and logo scheme for all of the patrol vehicles. The department has added the new uniform patch, revised lettering, and the department’s website address is now displayed on the back of the vehicle. The revised […]

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Vineyard Golf

There was a tie in the June 22 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. Three teams shot 6-under par. The three teams were: Cade Hancock, Campbell White and Jim Hancock: Bobby Davis, Jimmy Davis, Blake Davis and Colby Lewis: Zac Campbell, Conner Bullard, Will Fisher and Pam Davis Taylor. The Thundering Herd is […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON- Elizabethtown won the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament Championship Thursday night with a 10-4 victory over Whiteville in the title game. Elizabethtown completed the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. The winners took charge with a 7-run third-inning. Walker Clifton led off with a single, and Fox Sutton slammed a double. […]

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The Thunder clinched Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Softball Championship Thursday night with a victory over the Racers. Members of the Thunder are pictured (Left-Right): Kneeling: Megan West, Lainey Hughes, Mackenzie Singletary, Nyla Hunter, Laci Storms. Standing: Haley Bryan, Coach Matt Chadwick, Whitney McLean, Rylee Chadwick, Kaden Thurman, Savannah Turbeville, Coach Steve Thurman. Not pictured: Lainey Autry, […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Whiteville defeated Bladen County 13-5 Thursday night in the semi-finals of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament. Coach Scottie Hazel’s Bladen County team won the Sportsmanship Award for the Tournament. Share:

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Elizabethtown’s AAA (Minors) All-Stars  will open play in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament in Red Springs Friday at 8 p.m. against the host Red Springs team. Team members and coaches are pictured (Left-Right): Front Row: Zach Sholar, Conner Padrick, Davion Lewis, Torrean Cogdell, Colton Daly, Cooper Padrick Second Row: Garrett Dunham, Natoren Corbett, Jordan […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

LUMBERTON – Elizabethtown defeated West Robeson American twice Wednesday night by scores of 11-10 in 8 innings and 3-1 and to win the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Championship. A decision was made about 3 p.m. Wednesday to move the championship games to Lumberton because the fields at Pembroke were too wet. Both Elizabethtown […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This may not be the ideal weekend to “piddle” outside.  Hot, windy and the chance of rain increasing from 20% today to 40% tomorrow, 60% Saturday night.  Think that means cut my weeds early today, or watch them grow. Happy Birthday to Rev. David Wade, former pastor at Wesley’s Chapel UMC.  He and some members […]

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This Day In History

1784 – 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edwin Warren). 1810 – John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co. (Astoria, Oregon). 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents the “Type-writer”. 1888 – Fredrick Douglas is 1st African-American nominated for US President. 1922 – 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots at 300 at Royal St. George. […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theatre is holding auditions for its sixth Annual “A Robeson County Christmas Show” original production. Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary, the show is a heart-warming, holiday musical revue that the entire family will enjoy. The show will feature a talented local cast of singers and dancers performing […]

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WASHINGTON – As part of continuing efforts to increase economic opportunity in rural North Carolina communities, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today voted to increase federal funding for Career and Technical Education in rural areas. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353): ·        Increases from 10% to 15% the amount […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, attended a hearing regarding the MS-13 gang and its role in illegal immigration along the southern border. Senator Tillis on need to effectively secure the border: “I think if we, up here, listen to what the Border Patrol are saying, […]

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Monday evening’s Bladen County GOP Club meeting offered area Republicans an opportunity to review and contrast the differences between the secular-socialist agenda of Barack Obama, with that of the accomplishment-driven presidency of Donald Trump. Nationwide, it is clear that conservatives are energized by the Trump approach to national security, education, health care, economic growth, and […]

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pet of the week

By: Dora Brogdon A 8 week old kitten name Princess was chosen as Pet of the Week. This little kitten loves attention and playing with just about anything she can get a hold of. “It is kitten season and we are getting a lot of kittens and they all deserve a kind and loving home. […]

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All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be accepting nonperishable food items in exchange for library fines from Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. All branches of the library will be accepting unopened, non-damaged, and unexpired boxed meals, canned soup, canned meat, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, etc. Each […]

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The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce conducted their 65th annual banquet on Tuesday evening at Lu Mil Vineyard. The keynote speaker was S. Lewis Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He said the NC Chamber of Commerce consists of 35,000 members who represent 1.3 million workers throughout the state. […]

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The Addison Bryan Foundation’s annual Toy Drive, will continue through Monday, June 26th, at First Bank in Elizabethtown. New unwrapped toys are being  collected for children and teens who are experiencing lengthy hospital stays while they receive treatment for their childhood illnesses. The toys are beginning to fill the First Bank lobby. During this year’s […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said today that an incident which began at approximately 4:30 a.m. ended without incident when the suspect was taken into custody at his residence. “Our 911 Center received a call at approximately 4  a.m. this morning from a woman reporting she had shot herself,” said McVicker. “When EMS and Law Enforcement […]

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RALEIGH — A Tabor Correctional Institution inmate who left his work assignment on Tuesday is back in custody after being captured today at 1 a.m. Members of the prison staff, along with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Department, captured Ricky Robinson in Whiteville early this morning. Robinson, a minimum custody inmate, was discovered missing from his work […]

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A man who barricaded himself in his home earlier Thursday on Bohica Drive has surrendered peacefully. No one was injured in the incident. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation and SRT team. The incident occurred when a call came into the 911 Call Center at about […]

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A man has barricaded himself in his home on Bohica Drive following a shooting incident on Thursday morning. According to Major Larry Guyton, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has requested assistance from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation and SRT team. Major Guyton said a call came into the 911 Call Center at about […]

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Sweet Corn is now being offered at Walter’s Family Farm in Bladen County. Place your order now! 910-872-1752/910-874-3559 WALTER’S FAMILY FARM PRODUCE Share:

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Save the dates for this year’s Vacation Bible School! It’s an exciting trip Over the Moat. Come join us in fun, food, games, and crafts. Food will be served from 5 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Fun and learning from God’s word will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. If you have any […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

East Bladen’s Athletic Director, Patty Evers, has issued an alert for someone posing as All Goods LLC, supposedly out of Texas who is soliciting local merchants, maybe others, for money to be used for sponsorships for the local basketball program.  IT IS A SCAM.  Hang Up. Rainfall at the Hester household totaled about 2.7 inches over […]

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CARTERSVILLE, GA – Elizabethtown’s Fredy Wooten walloped a 3-run homer and batted 3-6 Wednesday in the Perfect Game 13U World Series as his Dirt Bags Camo team split their final two games.    Wooten batted 1-2 in Wednesday morning’s 8-0 victory over the Indiana Prospects from Indianopolis. In a 7-6 loss to the D-Bat Elite […]

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GREENSBORO – West Bladen rising juniors Carley Dawson and Conner Brisson combined for 5 hits Wednesday morning as their Region 4 team defeated Region 3 8-6 in the Powerade State Softball games at Carolyn Allen Park. Dawson blasted a 2-run homer and cracked 2 more singles to finish 3-4 at the plate with 2 runs […]

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LUMBERTON – Elizabethtown defeated West Robeson American twice Wednesday night by scores of 11-10 and 3-1 and to win the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Championship. A decision was made about 3 p.m. Wednesday to move the championship games to Lumberton because the fields at Pembroke were too wet. Both Elizabethtown and West Robeson […]

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This Day In History

1832 – John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine. 1847 – First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory. 1849 – Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California. 1870 – US Congress creates Department of Justice. 1918 – Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois). 1932 […]

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Bladen County Schools

Elizabethtown, NC – While high school graduation last week meant the ending of one journey and the beginning of another for most, the students coming out of East Bladen and West Bladen High schools Nursing Fundamental class were already well on their way to careers. All 19 of them earned their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly’s commitment to expand the number of H-2B visas available this fiscal year, which would begin in late July at the earliest: “Last week, I had a conversation with Secretary Kelly, where I stressed the […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce bipartisan legislation that streamlines and eases the burden on the process whereby active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for their commercial driver’s license. “The brave men and women that serve in the U.S. military learn […]

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Please join us for Vacation Bible School at Galeed Baptist Church from July 23 – 26 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. nightly.  The theme will be Galactic Starveyors. Share:

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen will be having Summer Women’s Tennis workouts on Monday, June 26th, from 7-8:30 p.m. Any players interested in trying out for Women’s Tennis are encouraged to attend. Players must have a current updated physical to participate. “The summer work-outs are not try-outs and attending does not put you on the team,” said West […]

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Each year the Elizabethtown Rotary Club awards scholarships to Bladen County students. On Wednesday, the Rotarians received a visit from this year’s scholarship recipients. The 2017 scholarship recipients are James Moore, Jacqueline Madden, and Marley Ketterer. In addition to these, the Club also decided to award a scholarship to one Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy […]

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The Kiwanis of Elizabethtown/Bladen County awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors at East Bladen High School and West Bladen High School and the Bladen County Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship. This year the scholarship recipients are Hunter Pait and Jarrett Williams, who both graduated from West Bladen High School, and Destiny Baker and Emily […]

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A company operating in Texas has been contacting Bladen County residents claiming to solicit sponsorships on behalf of the East Bladen High School basketball program. “This is a scam!” said Athletic Director Patty Evers. “Please, do not give any money to this company.” If you suspect you have been a victim of this or any […]

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  The Elizabethtown All-Stars have won their first two games in the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament at Clarkton. Pictured: Front row (Left-to-Right): Cooper Long, DeVance Tatum, Seth Faircloth, Omar Powell, Fox Sutton, Wilson Clifton. Second Row (Left-Right); Aiden Williams, Niyah Wooten, Jackson Hair, J. D. McArthur, Walker Clifton, Cade Rogers. Back […]

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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) announced their department, along with the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), will move forward with an investigation into the presence of the chemical GenX in the Cape Fear River. On Tuesday, Chemours announced it is taking steps to remove and safely dispose […]

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GREENSBORO – The Region 4 softball team dropped a pair of one-run decisions Tuesday in the Powerade State Softball games at Carolyn Allen Park. West Bladen rising juniors Carley Dawson and Conner Brisson are members of the Region 4 team. In their opener Tuesday morning, Region 4 was edged by the team from Region 2 […]

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QDMA Founder Joe Hamilton Publishes “Firepot Stories” Collection ATHENS, GA – Joe Hamilton, the founder of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), has compiled a lifetime of outdoor writing in his new book, Firepot Stories: Collected Writings of a Naturalist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Sportsman and Raconteur, available from QDMA. “Firepot Stories is amazing, informative and inspirational reading for […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2017-18 FY Budget on Tuesday and pay increases were the topic of discussion. The board voted to approve pay increases for all employees based on a recent pay study undertaken by the county. The pay study was performed by David Hill with the Piedmont Triad Council of […]

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CARTERSVILLE, GA – Elizabethtown’s Fredy Wooten belted 2 hits Tuesday morning in the Perfect Game 13U World Series, but his Dirt Bags Camo team dropped a narrow 2-1 decision to Team Citius Hernandez from Corpus Christi, TX. The loss dropped the Dirt Bags to 2-2 in the tournament at the end of pool play and […]

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Elizabethtown’s Zach Meares will play in the 2017 Top Gun Summer World Series that begins Friday in Tarboro. Zach will be playing with the NSA Select D1-14U team from St. Pauls. The tournament is one of the largest World Series Events in the United States and features teams from all over NC and VA (115 teams […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

  Missed a special event Monday I should have attended. I missed the ribbon cutting at Lloyd Park in Elizabethtown, and I am sorry. The new park is named in honor of Elizabethtown Mayor Pro-tem Rufus Lloyd, a man who has given much as an Elizabethtown city councilman, a long time member of the planning […]

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This Day In History

1768 – 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr. John Archer). 1788 – US Constitution comes into effect when New Hampshire is the 9th state to ratify it. 1834 – American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine. 1879 – Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful “F.W. Woolworth Great Five Cent […]

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Senator Danny E. Britt, Jr. and Representative Brenden Jones are pleased to report that a $23 billion state budget compromise was reached Monday night after weeks of deliberation.  “While we couldn’t get everything we would like to have seen our district receive, this comprise includes a 3.3 percent raise this year and 9.6 percent raise […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournament games scheduled for tonight at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Complex have been postponed. Tuesday’s scheduled games will be played at the same time Wednesday. Share:

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The construction on the new bridge spanning the Cape Fear River in Tar Heel is complete and a dedication ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. The North Carolina Department of Transportation adopted a resolution in the June 2016 meeting to dedicate the bridge to the memory of David Melvin. The bridge will officially will […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The Elizabethtown vs. West Robeson Championship game in District 9 Coach-Pitch Tournament cancelled for tonight. The game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Share:

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RALEIGH – Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking Ricky Robinson, a minimum custody inmate from Tabor Correctional Institution in Columbus County, who was discovered missing from his work assignment today. Robinson was working as a janitor at Columbus Correctional Institution in Whiteville when he walked away from his assignment. Robinson, 59, is serving a […]

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RALEIGH – Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017, can apply for assistance through the program. […]

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The June 20 SFSGA tourney was held in Florence, S.C at The Country Club of South Carolina. Fifty-one players participated. The winning team, with a score of 53, was Kenny Stanley, Freddie Atkinson, Johnny Wallace and Willard Storms. The Tuesday, June 27, tourney will be held at Fairmont Golf Course. Share:

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff James A. McVicker said a stop by one of his K-9 officers lead to a narcotics violation and the recovery of a stolen weapon Saturday night. “Sergeant Daniel Clark and his K-9 partner Jaxx made a vehicle stop for suspected impaired driving, Saturday night around 11:00 p.m in the Butters Community,” said McVicker. “During […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff James A. McVicker released details of a traffic stop on Saturday that lead to arrests for drug and alcohol possession. “The traffic stop began Saturday at 11:30 when Trooper Ronnie Walker with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol stopped a 2006 Trailblazer for speeding 76 in a 55 mph speed zone on NC 87 […]

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At White House Opioid Commission Meeting, Gov. Cooper Urges Common Sense Strategies to Stem Opioid CrisisIn NC, Unintentional Opioid, Heroin, and Fentanyl Related Deaths Increased 816% from 1999-2015 At the first meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged common sense strategies for the federal government […]

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Disaster Declaration in Effect for Sampson, Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Johnston, Pender, and Wayne Counties Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order on June 16th declaring a Type 1 disaster in Sampson County and the contiguous counties of Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Johnston, Pender, and Wayne. The disaster declaration authorizes state emergency assistance grants to be […]

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Bladen County Sports

All Bladen County Recreation softball games scheduled for the County Park are postponed for tonight (Tuesday, June 20). The Lumberton at West Bladen Dixie Pre-Majors baseball is rained out for tonight. Share:

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By: A. Daine Smith, Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC Summer has arrived. Hot temperatures are increasing. Folks are usually searching for ways to stay cool in hot weather. We have put a list of 5 tips together to help you stay cool in the rising heat. 1. How many times have we heard this, […]

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Thank you Bladen County for voting us Best of the Best in Bladen County. Your confidence and continued support means more than words can say. We look forward to many more years of “Keeping You Comfortable!” Share:

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This Day In History

1633 – Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore. 1782 – Congress approves Great Seal of the United States of America & the bald eagle as its symbol. 1819 – 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic). 1840 – Samuel Moore patents his telegraph. 1867 – US President Andrew […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I enjoy searching the web for any number of reasons, recently I typed in ‘Little Known Facts about Bladen County’, and one site that I discovered was produced by DATAUSA.  And, today, I am sharing some of what I discovered. DATA is from 2015: Bladen County, NC is the 67th largest county in North Carolina […]

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PEMBROKE – Elizabethtown advanced to the championship game of the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament with an 11-1 victory Monday night over Lumberton National.   Elizabethtown will play unbeaten West Robeson American Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the tourney’s first championship game. An Elizabethtown victory would force a second game for the championship […]

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 CARTERSVILLE, GA – Elizabethtown’s Fredy Wooten slugged a home run Monday in the Perfect Game 13U World Series, but his Dirt Bags Camo team lost 9-6 to the East Cobb Astros from Marietta, GA.   The Dirt Bags who are based out of Mebane are now 2-1 in the tournament after defeating South Bay Hustle from […]

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  The Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball League is hosting the District 2 DYB Coach-Pitch Tournament this week at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Here is an aerial view of the Tournament taken by Steve Dennis.  Share:

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Cereca Newkirk, Johnice Autry and Vicki Pait were honored at the Bladen County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday evening, June 19th. All three county employees received honorable mentions, cheers and a plaque for their years of service to Bladen County before their retirement beginning on July 1st, 2017. Cereca Newkirk, started in 1986 […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners have examined a pay study and found employees need raises. A special meeting was called on June 19th to discuss the proposed budget for the new fiscal year, 2017-18. Most of the discussion at the special meeting about the new fiscal year budget was about county […]

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The threat of rain could not dampen the excitement on Monday evening as folks gathered for the ribbon cutting at Lloyd Park in Elizabethtown. The park is named in honor of long-time Elizabethtown Mayor Pro-tempore Rufus Lloyd. Lloyd is a retired Bladen County educator and has served on the Elizabethtown Town Council since being appointed […]

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Raleigh, NC – Today NCGOP’s Chairman Hayes called on Governor Cooper to SAY YES to teacher and state worker pay increases and across the board tax cuts. “Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have created a strong compromise budget, complete with pay increases, tax cuts, hurricane recovery, and savings. By reducing the state income […]

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DUBLIN – Fayetteville’s Daulton Wilson took the checkered flag in the Late Model finale Saturday night at Dublin Motor Speedway and recorded his first Dublin win of the season. It was Daulton Wilson’s first 2017 start at Dublin. Dunn’s Shaun Sewell posted his second Dublin second-place finish of the season, and Ethan Wilson, Daulton’s brother, […]

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RALEIGH – Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017, can apply for assistance through the program. […]

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The Bladen County All-Stars played in the District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournament at Clarkton this weekend. Pictured are: Front Row (Left-Right): Andrew Wren, Chase Bryan, Ashton Bryan, Trent Bostic, Luke Bryant, Gavin Brisson. Second Row: Devin Haire, Brody Rhodes, Cole Brisson, Tiffany Page, Cayden Moore, Dylan Brisson. Back Row: Coaches Keith Wren, Jason Bryant, Will Bostic, […]

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RIGA, Latvia – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) hosted more than 100 Members of Parliament and other officials from 28 nations for the 8th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum in Riga, Latvia. “Our 8th forum brought together a diverse group of nations – including Egypt, Israel, and the Vatican – to discuss joint efforts to fight radical […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Columbus County rallied with 11 unanswered runs in the middle innings to defeat Bladen County 18-9 in the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Columbus County jumped in front with 4 first-inning runs before Bladen County answered with a run in the home first. Dylan Brisson cracked […]

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On June 13, 2017 Bladen County School system honored it’s recent retirees at a year-end luncheon. Of the 15 retirees present, they served in education for 387 years. The total years served by all of this year’s 21 BCS retirees is well over 500 years. Ms. Katie Johnson, Bookkeeper of Plain View Primary School had […]

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The Bladen County Animal Control Advisory Board wants to build a new exercise area for the animals at the Bladen County Animal Shelter. The local group organized the first Pet Palooza for Bladen County to help raise funds for the exercise area. The event was held Friday, June 16th, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party will meet tonight, (Monday, June 19) at 6 p.m. at San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Share:

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Tar Heel Middle School has released the honor roll for the final grading period. Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Sam Cain, Sarah Dillard, Zequon Hatcher, Julianne Hursey, and Josiah Lucero. Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Daniel Arellano, Charlie Cruz-Rodriguez, and Karla Dimas-Lopez. Seventh Grade A Honor Roll Olivia Allen Eighth Grade A Honor Roll Kenia […]

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By Tonya Bockover The Marina at White Lake is a hub of activity each day but still manages to retain its vintage charm, thanks to owner Andrew Smith. He has been operating The Marina at White Lake for two years now and says he feels blessed to be there. He is grateful to the DeAndre family […]

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Eastpointe has sued the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), Trillium, and current Secretary Mandy Cohen and former Secretary Richard Brajer who served under Gov. Pat McCrory, and Nash County claiming they have conspired to undermine Eastpointe’s viability and have undermined the ability of Medicaid patients to receive services. The law […]

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Center Missionary Baptist Church located at 19569 NC Highway 410, Bladenboro, will celebrate its annual Homecoming on July 2, 2017. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and morning worship services will follow at 11 a.m. Dinner will be  served after services. Everyone is invited to attend. Share:

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Dixie Youth Baseball

PEMBROKE – West Robeson American rallied from an 8-3 deficit to defeat Elizabethtown 14-8 Sunday night in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Pembroke Recreation Complex. After West Robeson scored a first-inning run, Elizabethtown rallied with 6 runs in the bottom of the first. Easton Bostic and Jayce Hatcher started the […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – The Elizabethtown All-Stars advanced to the championship game of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament with a 14-6 victory over Whiteville Sunday night. Elizabethtown will play the winner of Monday night’s Bladen County-Whiteville game Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the championship game. DeVance Tatum smacked a one-out single in […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Columbus County outscored Bladen County 18-9 Sunday night in an elimination game of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. BladenOnline.com will have more details when they become available. Share:

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Bladen County rolled to a 14-0 victory over Columbus County Sunday night in an elimination game of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Coach Scottie Hazel’s Bladen County squad will battle Whiteville Monday at 6:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Whiteville edged Bladen County 4-3 […]

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The members of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch All Stars team are as follows: Bottom row(left to right) Claxton Tatum, Hunter Wood, Collin Cole, Tyler Eason, Braylon Cromartie, Easton Bostic Middle row(left to right) Isaiah Robinson, Jayce Hatcher, Conner Hill, CJ McCracken, Brady Marlowe, Inman Carson Back row(left to right) Brooks Tatum, Ray Marlowe, […]

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