03/23/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:17 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:06 am JV Baseball South Columbus 15, West Bladen 5
  • 8:04 am Softball South Columbus 15, West Bladen 0
  • 8:02 am Softball South Robeson 15, East Bladen 5
  • 8:01 am Baseball South Columbus 16, West Bladen 9
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A reward is being offered for the safe return of a dog which has been reported missing by its owner. The dog answers to the name of Huck is a  brown male bulldog with a white chest and big ears. He has a black reflective collar and 8 months old. He was last seen on […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Up and at it today! Congratulations to all the graduates, especially high school and college. Graduation was a great experience for me.  Little did I know that a test a day, sometimes more, was just ahead. I enjoyed Father’s Day.  Saw all of the immediate family, with one exception and he had a good reason. […]

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This Day In History

1586 – English colony sailed from Roanoke Island, NC. 1778 – Washington’s troops finally leave Valley Forge. 1835 – New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint. 1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories. 1900 – Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for […]

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Happy Father’s Day Norman You’re funny, sweet and kind. I’m blessed to call you mine! Happy Father’s Day, Dad! We love and miss you! Daine, Brandy, A.J. & Paul Share:

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 Along with warm temperatures and outdoor activities, comes the threat of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service advises, if you hear thunder, move indoors. This week is National Lightning Safety Week (June 18-24) and the National Weather Service offers some safety tips for those enjoying the outdoors. Outdoors: *When thunder roars, go indoors – move inside […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY. Dads and moms are special.  A visit from children and grandchildren is the gift most appreciated. For many, their parents have passed on, for the lucky ones, they are still around. Some churches, recognize the oldest and the youngest dad and the dad with the most children. Bladen County commissioners have a couple of meetings Monday […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

PEMBROKE – Elizabethtown racked up 19 hits in just three innings and rolled to a 13-3 victory over Lumberton National Saturday in a winner’s bracket semi-final in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Pembroke Recreation Park. After Lumberton National took a 1-0 lead, Elizabethtown rallied in the home half of the […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON –Elizabethtown pounded out 20 hits and rolled past Columbus County 18-0 Saturday night in the opening round of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Elizabethtown maxed out the 7-run per inning rule in both the first and second innings. Omar Powell slammed a double, and DeVance […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Whiteville defeated Bladen County 15-3 Saturday night in the opening round of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Bladen County scored all 3 of their runs in the fourth inning.  Consecutive singles by Devin Haire, Dylan Brisson, and Trenton Bostic began the inning. Andrew Wren’s fielder’s […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – Whiteville edged Bladen County 4-3 Saturday night in the opening round of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Supplemental Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Clarkton DYB Complex. Kaden McNeill belted 3 hits and scored a run to lead the Bladen County hitters. Teammate Azarian Willis smacked 2 hits and scored a run. Janiyai Reed […]

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This Day In History

1682 – William Penn founds Philadelphia, US. 1812 – War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain. 1879 – W.H. Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children’s carriage. 1898 – 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ. 1928 – American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic […]

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Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy! I love you! Erin Share:

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Newly renovated and now open, The Community Mart, is ready to serve customers. It is located at the corner of Scout and East Broad Street in Elizabethtown. The price of gas now advertised is $1.99 per gallon of regular unleaded. “It’s a gas station and a convenient store , offering gas , lottery tickets, groceries […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen County schools graduated 418 people. Dan Allen was named Campaign Manager for Ron Taylor for N.C. House of Representatives representing the 12th N.C. district. Brian Watts of Bladen County was named the 1982 U.S. National Award Winner In Science. East Bladen High School baseball team was in the North Carolina high school finals for […]

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Photos by Gordon Kinlaw Graduation weekend is finally here for Bladen County’s Seniors. West Bladen High School conducted their graduation ceremony on Saturday morning in the school’s gymnasium. Speakers for the ceremony were Valedictorian Amber Long, Salutatorian Alanna Ludlum, Class President Morgan Schumacher, Superintendent of Bladen County Schools Dr. Robert P. Taylor, and West Bladen […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong The moment Bladen County’s Seniors have been waiting for finally arrived this weekend. East Bladen High School conducted their graduation ceremony on Friday evening in the gymnasium. Ross Johnson welcomed everyone to the ceremony and Emily Scott gave the charge to the senior class. Parents, faculty, staff, family and friends all gathered […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent. North Carolina’s May 2017 unemployment rate decreased 0.5 of a percentage point from a year ago.  The number of people employed […]

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Alton Ross Johnson, son of Alton E. And Patrica Johnson, graduated summa cum laude on June 16, 2017 from East Bladen High. Ross graduated 2nd in Rank (Salutatorian) and was honored to give the Welcome speech. Some of his senior highlights include N.C. Scholar Graduate, National BETA Club member , National Honor Society member, National […]

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  Happy Father’s Day in Heaven Charles Lewis Pat Routh Share:

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  Happy Fathers Day Daddy. I love you Katie Guyton   Share:

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Happy Fathers Day Rodney Guyton! I love you Katie Guyton Share:

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  “Pappy” Fathers Day! Love, Erica, Morgan, Penelope & Sydney   Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

Bet there will be many hustlin’ around, doing their last minute shopping for father, dad, daddy, papa, pappy, whatever. Your presence is all the gift most need. Bows and wrapping paper are nice, but, your presence, if possible is the best gift of all. Remember when we read about ‘hoodlums’ in our larger towns and […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

PEMBROKE – Elizabethtown pounded out 24 hits en route to a 17-4 mercy-rule victory over West Robeson National Friday night in the District 9 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Pembroke Recreation Park. Elizabethtown opened the first inning with six straight hits. Easton Bostic led off with a single, and Jayce Hatcher belted a […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – June 17 1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent. 1863 – Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer) 1885 – Stature of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship ‘Isere’. 1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established. 1928 – Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland […]

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Bladen County officials say they will test their wells for the chemical GenX. The county gets its water supply from wells, not the Cape Fear River, according to a statement from the Bladen County Water Department. Read the county’s statement in its entirety here. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina […]

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Elizabethtown’s Fredy Wooten will be playing with the Dirt Bags Camo in the 2017 13U Perfect Game World Series in Lake Pointe, GA that begins Sunday. The tournament features the top 25 teams in the country and will continue through June 22. To follow Fredy and the Dirt Bags in the tournament, log into 2017 13U Perfect […]

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CHARLOTTE – After attending the first meeting of President Trump’s opioid crisis commission, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper attempted to score political points by claiming Republican efforts to reform America’s broken healthcare system would exacerbate the opioid crisis. “Over the past year, I have worked in bipartisan fashion to help pass 18 bills addressing the […]

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  CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger, who has led bipartisan efforts to dismantle Fidel Castro’s anti-American voting bloc at the United Nations, had this reaction to President Trump’s decision to hold the Cuban government accountable: “With full support I embrace President Trump’s correct decision to restrict economic activities with the Cuban military monopoly, which was […]

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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly formally rescinded President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents” (DAPA) order,which had already been blocked by federal courts. Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), a strong supporter of legal immigration and law enforcement, had this reaction: “America is a nation […]

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In Isaiah 1:18, the LORD says, “Come now, and let us reason together.”  Unfortunately, we’ve seen far too little of this wisdom applied recently in the public square. Wednesday’s attack on the GOP Congressional baseball team was an attack on our way of governing, but also a symptom of the breakdown in our civil discourse. […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education will hold a live auction on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Board of Education office located at 1489 US 701 South, Elizabethtown.       Share:

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Sheriff James A. McVicker announced on Friday afternoon the arrest of Lonnie Junior Willis, 30, of 139 Pine Oak Road, Ivanhoe, NC, for Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon. “On Wednesday afternoon, June 14, the victim, Donnie Levane Stringfield, 59, of 605 Lightwood Knot Road, Kelly was robbed by three men at his home,” said McVicker. “The […]

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Bladen County’s high school seniors will be graduating this weekend and BladenOnline.com will be live streaming the graduation ceremonies live on our Facebook page. East Bladen High School will conduct their graduation ceremony tonight  (Friday, June 16) at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Once the ceremony begins, no one will be permitted to leave the […]

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By: Erin Smith The town of Bladenboro has a long and storied history. One place in town that holds many memories for many residents is the Bladenboro Farm Life School. The school operated from 1917 until 1991. Mr. William Butler recalls fondly his time spent at the school and his time spent saving it from […]

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A motion to dismiss first degree murder charges filed against Haywood Lee Lewis was denied in Bladen County Superior Court Criminal Division recently. Judge Douglas Sasser heard the motion. Defense Attorney Michael Wilson presented a motion to dismiss the charges against his client, Haywood Lee Lewis, based on the fact that the Bladen County Sheriff’s […]

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Happy father’s day to Dennis Clemmons, a man that I love and respect. I would not be the man I am today without you. I want you to know how proud I am to have you as my daddy. Mark Share:

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To Yolanda S. Coston: It was never easy but you dared not give up. If you did, you will never be A step closer to your dreams. We’re glad you were able to make it through. The Allen Family Share:

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  OPENINGS: SR 1100 (Center Road) is open. SR 1171 (Old Abbottsburg Road) is open. SR 1176 (Forest Drive) is open. SR 1121 (Zion Hill Church Road) is open. SR 1128 (Barry Lewis Road) is temporarily open for local traffic (remains signed as closed to through traffic). CLOSINGS: SR 1191 (Old NC 41) SR 1191 […]

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The winning team of the June 15 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf, with a score of 6-under par, was Colby Lewis, Ebbie Clark, Jim Hancock and Pam Davis Taylor. The Thundering Herd is played every Thursday at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $20 for guests and $18 for members. Anyone interested in playing […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I am at a business meeting being held at Myrtle Beach, tough assignment. As usual, after a couple of early morning visits to the bathroom, and naps in between, I began to focus on Thoughts While Shaving, prior to an early breakfast and opening session of the conference. Not sure why, but begin to think […]

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This Day In History

1858 – Abraham Lincoln says “A House divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate. 1880 – Salvation Army forms in London. 1882 – 17″ hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque, Iowa. 1893 – RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack. 1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms. 1909 – 1st US […]

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Dublin Motor Speedway will host the Bell & Bell Vintage Series Saturday night plus racing in Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock and U-Car Divisons. It will also be “Fathers Day Honor” night at the Speedway. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Practice begins at 6:30 with […]

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The first annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament was held on Thursday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The event saw 11 teams enter the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Captain’s Choice Tournament. The proceeds from the event go to support scholarships for Bladen County students. Elizabethtown Rotary Club 2017 Scholarship recipients Jacqueline Madden and Marley Ketterer […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 and District 2 Coach-Pitch Tournaments begin this weekend in Pembroke and Clarkton. The Elizabethtown Coach-Pitch All-Stars open play in the District 9 Tournament in Pembroke Friday night at 6 p.m. against West Robeson National. The Bladen County Coach-Pitch All-Stars play Whiteville Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Clarkton Dixie […]

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East Bladen rising junior Ashley Hardin has been named to the Fayetteville Observer’s All-Cape Fear Region Soccer Team. Hardin anchored the East Bladen offense and dished out a team-high 42 assists. Defensively she racked up a team-high 150 steals. Hardin also tallied 10 goals as the Lady Eagle finished with a 10-4 record in the […]

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By: Dora Brogdon Bladen County will be holding its first annual Pet Palooza this Friday. This special event will be held at the Elizabethtown Dog Park and the National Guard Armory on Swanzy street in Elizabethtown. The Pet Palooza is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. There will be […]

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By: Dora Brogdon The Pet of the Week for the week of June 11th is a 3 year old pitmix named Bubba. He is a very sweet and calm dog that’s also playful. Bubba’s calmness gives him the perfect opportunity to be a family pet. Share:

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  Matthew and Michele Tatum of Elizabethtown announce the birth of their son, Weston Blake Tatum. Weston was born at 8:36 pm on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, NC.  He weighed 6 pounds and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Weston was welcomed home by his big […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC), members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, attended a hearing about supporting military caregivers and introduced former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole and Wilmington, NC residents Tom Ward, a veteran diagnosed with ALS, and Mary Ward, his wife and military caregiver, […]

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Contributed article Bladen County Hospital recognizes Christina Lamb, BSN, RN II. She recently completed two important milestones in a nurses’ journey. The first, milestone is recognition as a RN II. Cape Fear Valley Health System offers a Clinical Ladder Program that provides Registered Nurses with opportunities for advancement. The program is designed to recognize and […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement after voting in favor of bipartisan legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia.   “Putin has meddled in the elections of the United States and other democracies and has repeatedly violated the sovereignty of […]

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Senator Thom Tillis Winston-Salem Journal June 15, 2017 [LINK]   Last month, many law enforcement officers and their families made their annual visit to the nation’s capital to commemorate National Police Week. The events included a somber and touching ceremony held to honor the 394 names that were inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers […]

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Ann and Gordon Kinlaw are celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary today, June 15th, 2017 Share:

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  Business is increasing across Bladen County. A few months ago we reported new businesses opening in Bladenboro. Commerce is alive and well in Elizabethtown with five new businesses opening up. The Community Mart at the corner of Scout and East Broad Street just opened with a large variety of convenience store items. Etown Phone […]

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Sandra Cain

by: Sandra R. Cain Peppers are a vegetable used in a variety of dishes as seasoning, garnish, main dish, and relish. Peppers are na­tive to tropical America and were grown by Native Americans in North and South America over 2,000 years ago. Small hot peppers were discovered by Columbus in the West Indies. Peppers come […]

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Wilmington, NC (6/14/17) – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop for those coping with grief. The workshop, Understanding Grief and Loss, will be Tuesday, July 18 from 3-4:30 pm at LCFH’s Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad Street in Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required; to register, call 515-6689. “Grieving is a long […]

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The Elizabethtown Airport Terminal building is on the move to its new resting on the south end of the runway. The terminal building was moved on Thursday to make room for the construction of a new terminal facility. The new terminal facility will feature classroom space which can be used for flight schools or by […]

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  Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, “Adventure on Promise Island”  will be held June 19-21, 2017.  Time 5:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Everyone is welcomed.  Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC.  Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin is the pastor.   Share:

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The Elizabethtown Police Department has identified the driver of a vehicle which struck a water pump at the Public Works facility during the Memorial Day weekend. According to Lt. D. Cheshire, Natalie Whitney Jackson of Elizabethtown was charged with injury to personal property.  He said On Sunday, May 28, Jackson’s vehicle struck the water pump located beside Public […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department has identified a suspect in a larceny that occurred at the Elizabethtown Walmart store during the Memorial Day weekend. Lt. D. Cheshire said an anonymous caller identified the suspect as Frederick Anthony Cargill of Fayetteville. He is charged with one count of felony larceny. The incident occurred on Monday, May 29, […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. regarding the Proposed FY 2017-18 Budget. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room located on the lower level of the Courthouse, 106 East Broad Street, Elizabethtown. Charles R. Peterson, Chairman Bladen County Board of […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Father’s Day is Sunday. Received a nice note from organizers of the Annual Jail-A-Thon fundraiser, Bladen County Educational Foundation, Inc. They held their 9th annual in late April, raised over $7,000. Proceeds benefit our school system. East Bladen Graduation set for Friday, June 16, 6-7 p.m. at the school and West Bladen Seniors will march […]

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  COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Area Stars – Derrick fell behind early and could never catch up as they dropped a 9-5 decision to Gladiator Baseball from Texas in the American Youth Hall of Fame Tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park.   The loss in the single-elimination tournament was the Area Stars first loss of the […]

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It is that time of year again. A new path begins for some of our Bladen County young adults. Graduations are being celebrated across our county. Local graduates will be in the spotlight in a couple different ways on BladenOnline.com. First, BladenOnline.com will continue to take graduation congratulations notes and photos of graduates to publish […]

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$1,000 Winners: Brandon Floyd, Carol Davis, Kenneth Edge, Lee Douglas, David Shaw, Wilma Lesane, Arturo Garcia, Randy Deaver. $2,500 Winners: Martha Collins, Thomasina Wrenn, Jerry Brown, Evelyn McAllister. $2,600 Winner: Marian Lewis. $2,700 Winner: Ross Lesane. $5,000 Winners: Mary Lewis, Luther High. $5,200 Winner: Anthony Smith. $7,500 Winner: Jennifer Lewis. Share:

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“I love you and thanks for all you’ve done for me as well.” From A.J. “Thank you for being the best dad ever and taking care of us! Love you!” From Paul Happy Father’s Day! From A.J. & Paul Share:

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  Happy Father’s Day Dean Wilkins Thank you daddy for all that you do for me, you are the best daddy in the world. I love you to the moon and back. Share:

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Happy Father’s Day Alan Smith You have taught us all so much. Thank you for everything. We love you. Daine, Charlotte, A.J. & Paul Share:

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  Happy Father’s Day Tracey! You are definitely outnumbered! Love ALL your girls! Share:

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This Day In History

1775 – George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American Army. 1844 – Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber. 1869 – Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY. 1898 – US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii. 1907 – Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks […]

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Pitcher Rylee Chadwick slugged a grand-slam home run and struck out 11 batters to lead the Thunder to a 16-2 victory over the Force in Bladen Recreation 11-12 Softball Tuesday night at County Park. Chadwick pitched a 3-hitter and walked five in her 4 innings on the mound. Lauren Gooden pitched all 5 innings for […]

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The 2017 Hurricane season is under way and forecasters project an active season. The time to prepare for a storm is before it arrives. There are steps you can take now to be ready when a storm does arrive on the North Carolina coast. You can talk with your family and create an emergency plan. […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who works closely with Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) as a Member of the Republican Whip Team, had these comments following today’s shooting: “Steve Scalise is a wonderful person, a close friend, and a great leader.  Most mornings, I am in the gym with Steve.  This is incredibly sad, […]

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Happy Father’s Day Pop (Chris Callihan)! Thank you for working hard to provide for us; always making time to tackle the math homework; being the biggest cheerleader of your little dancer; the best roller coaster riding buddy and, most importantly, for loving us with your whole heart. You are an AWESOME Pop and Hubby. We love and appreciate you […]

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  Jason Andrews and Shana Yandle are happy to announce their engagement. A wedding is planned in May of 2018. Share:

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Trinity Faith Carroll is the daughter of Deanna Carroll and the late Ricky Carroll. She is a graduate of Bladen Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and also a graduate of East Bladen High School. Trinity is a member of the National Honor Society, NC Beta Club, Student Government, Dream Team, Fellow Christian […]

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Madison Taylor pitched a 4-hitter and struck out ten batters to lead the Sandpipers to an 11-4 victory over the Racers in Bladen Recreation 11-12 Softball actionTuesday night at County Park. The Sandpipers jumped in front in the top of the first when Alexus Mitchell slapped a single and eventually stole home for a 1-0 […]

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Happy Father’s Day Pa Benny (Benny Frank Callihan)! Thank you for taking us fishing; dance parties; big laughs we share when watching the ol’ black and white comedies and for keeping our tummies full of fresh fruit all summer long! We love you! Topher & Charm Callihan Share:

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We would like to wish Pa Charlie (Charlie H. Tatum) a very Happy Father’s Day! Thanks for playing with us; praying with us; teaching us how to love and care for others unselfishly; teaching us about God’s unconditional love; secret dates at the sub shop and ice cream parlor. Thank you for all that you […]

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Discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier—right from your own backyard. Your telescope becomes a portal through which you encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation. But the most amazing wonder to be discovered truly boggles the mind. The God who created […]

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Dear Friend of Education: On behalf of the Bladen County Educational Foundation, Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for your participation in our Jail-A-Thon Fundraiser which was held on April 26, 2017. This was our 9th annual Jail-A-Thon and the “Best Year Ever” and we could not have done […]

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I want to applaud, commend, and give my heart felt admiration to four of the Bladen County Commissioners in standing up and doing their job in defending the Bladen County Taxpayers. They are Mr. Charles Ray Peterson, Mr. Daniel Dowless, Ms. Ashley Trivette, and Mr. David Gooden. They showed integrity, leadership, fiscal responsibility, and respect […]

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The Congregant Nutrition program of the Division on Aging, which is a favorite with many of the seniors in Bladen County, is operating on its normal schedule through the end of the fiscal year. The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met last week and the need for more funds for the Congregant Nutrition program was […]

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The Healthy Bladen Kids Summer Recreation Program was announced this week. Bladen County Health Department assists in keeping children safe and healthy. This summer the county started a new program. Ages for the program are ages 6 to 14 (as of 5-1-17 date). The program will be held Monday through Thursday 9 am until 1 […]

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A black female puppy was located at the Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery. The staff said there is a pack of dogs running loose around the area and this is the second puppy they have found. If you are interested in the puppy please contact, 910-645-4291. Share:

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Two area lakes were recognized recently by Country Living magazine in their article titled, “25 Small Lake Towns We’re Seriously Obsessed With.” The two lakes which are featured in the article are Lake Waccamaw and White Lake. “I think its a huge compliment for our community to be chosen to be on that list of […]

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Saquon Covington was in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday and his case was continued until July 31. He is facing charges of possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana; manufacture schedule VI controlled substance; conspire to sell schedule VI controlled substance; Trafficking in MDA/MDMA; manufacture schedule I controlled substance; conspiring to traffic MDA/MDMA; felony possession […]

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The Bladen Lodge No. 646 AF & AM in Elizabethtown is conducting a raffle of a Del-Ton AR-15 Rifle to support their philanthropic giving. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 and can be purchased from any Lodge member. The drawing will take place on August 28, 2017. The proceeds from the raffle […]

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The Elizabethtown Rotary Club enjoyed a discussion about the creation of the Electoral College and the Election of 1800. The program was presented by Ray Shepherd of Bladen Community College. He explained the Electoral College was established by the United States Constitution by Article II and amended by the 12th amendment to elect the President […]

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LUMBERTON – Derrick Long and Logan West combined on a 5-inning no-hitter Tuesday night as West Bladen’s Knights rolled to a 10-0 victory over Lumberton after the Pirates took the first game 8-2. Long pitched the first 3 innings, and West came on to work the final 2 innings on the mound. West also belted […]

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – A 9-run fifth-inning rally propelled Area Stars – Derrick to a 14-12 victory over the Bullard Knights from California in a battle of unbeaten teams in the American Youth Hall of Fame Tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Four Elizabethtown players – Ty Mathis, Elijah “Frog” Bullard, Ryan Johnson and Jackson Wright – […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today is Flag Day, adopted by the Continental Congress, June 14, 1777.  In Pennsylvania it is a state holiday.  Google Flag Day for much interesting information. The London fire this morning reminded me of the recent fire in Raleigh, but appears to be much larger, with occupants, and obviously many casualties.  If you recall, the […]

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by Joy Warren An application to USDA for the Rural Business Development Grant was submitted by the Town of White Lake for the Muli-Use Path project in the amount of $250,000.  Rossie Bullock, Area Director with USDA made a presentation to the Board for the for the Letter of Intent to Meet Conditions for the […]

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This Day In History

1623 – 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev. Gerville Pooley, Va. files against Cicely Jordan, he loses. 1642 – 1st compulsory education law in America passed in Massachusetts. 1777 – US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes replacing the Grand Union flag. 1834 – Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer, Jr., Springfield, Vermont. 1881 – Player piano […]

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By Amy Schumacher Jack Cross grew up in Elizabethtown, North Carolina working at Bladen Hardware Store. Born in 1931, life was much slower paced, the town was filled with people that cared for each other, helped each other and everyone acted as if they were a part of your extended family. Jack spoke of Sunday […]

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Happy Father’s day and thank you for the years of memories and the ones to come. We appreciate you for the times you were tough on us because we would not be the children we are without it.  Thank you for always supporting us and showing us how much we are loved. With that being […]

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Happy Father’s Day in heaven Dad.  We love you and miss you. Share:

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A young girl paid a very special visit to the White Lake Fire Department on Monday night. She wanted to meet and thank everyone who helped her following an incident that took place on May 27th at Goldstons Beach in White Lake. The personnel gathered at the fire department had an emotional reunion with the […]

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Billows of smoke were reported on Mercer Mill Road near Elizabethtown on Tuesday morning. The smoke was not a cause for alarm as it was the result of a controlled burn. Farmers have been burning fields around the county in preparation for planting of new crops. BladenOnline.com will report any further information should the situation […]

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