05/27/2019
  • 10:51 pm Dixie Boys Baseball: Red 4, Royal 3, Red 13, Navy 7
  • 10:23 pm Temperatures in upper 90s expected this week
  • 8:13 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 26
  • 11:37 pm Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball: Elite 7, Reds 3
  • 11:32 pm Bladen Recreation 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball: Slammers 9, Comets 6
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Retailer Evaluating Workforce in Greater Fayetteville Area for Distribution Center Community is asking for potential workers to participate in “Interest Survey” FAYETTEVILLE, NC –A well-known direct to consumer fulfillment operation is considering Fayetteville as one possible location for a large distribution center to handle internet orders. This e-commerce fulfillment center would hire hundreds of full-time […]

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How To Properly Retire a United States Flag By Amy Schumacher The United States Flag can be seen all across our country at state buildings and adorning porches of the millions of proud Americans that want to show their respect for our country and their respect for the historical significance of the American Flag. Just […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – June 7 1769 – Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky. 1864 – Abraham Lincoln re-nominated for US President by Republican Party. 1900 – 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St. Andrews. 1912 – US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane. 1917 […]

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NC09 Christian Cano (D) On Trump Terror Tweets Charlotte, NC- “We share the outrage of our neighbors and the international community regarding President 45’s continued irresponsible remarks about our British allies via Twitter. Americans understand the need to unite when tragedies happen, which is an act of patriotism that goes back to the founding of […]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jon Tester (D-MT) that would reform the U.S. Department […]

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Bladen County Health Department

June not only holds the first day of summer, but is also a month dedicated to raising awareness of different issues and causes. June is Men’s Health Month according to the Bladen County Health and Human Services Facebook Page. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and […]

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NEW BERN – United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JOSHUA LYNN GONDERMAN, 23, from Lumberton, N.C., to 168 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for the Receipt of Child Pornography (CP). GONDERMAN pled guilty to the charge on […]

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WASHINGTON – In response to several terrorist attacks carried out by European citizens who had traveled to Syria or Libya for training, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has co-sponsored the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act (H.R. 1196). “A teenager from York County has twice been arrested for attempting to join ISIS.  A teenager from Morganton was […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court, the Honorable James C. Dever III, Chief United States District Judge, sentenced KAY WEEKS FISHER, 67, of Whitakers, North Carolina, to six-months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and a $25,000 fine for making material false statements. According to […]

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Governor’s Crime Commission Quarterly Meeting will be conducted on Thursday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Governor’s Crime Commission, first Floor Conference Room, 1201 Front Street, Raleigh. Governor Roy Cooper will attend and hear reports on grant priorities and the status on current grants. New members will also be sworn in. […]

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Seventy-four players (37 teams) of the SFSGA, played a new format in their Tuesday tournament at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course. Two man teams vied for points with this new system. First Flight winners, with 50 points, was Frank Gray and Timmy Smith. Second Flight winners, with 41 points, was Billy Storms and Charles Bridger. […]

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The Desmond Bryant Football Camp is scheduled to be conducted on July 15, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.until 12:30 p.m. at East Bladen High School. The camp is free and open to youth ages 6 to 18 years old. Registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and due by June 24th. Registration forms […]

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When the growing and reinvigorated Bladen County Republican Club recently met for their monthly meeting, it was clear that Bladen County Republicans are not content to rest on the laurels of recent election victories. Several members noted that, while it is heartening that Republicans are renewing their outreach within Bladen County, it was observed that […]

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Elizabethtown has seen a lot of changes over the past couple of years. One local business wants to join in on the changing. The Factory Event Center in Elizabethtown wants to change its business model. The Town Council of Elizabethtown heard the plans on Monday evening. Andrew E. Robinson requested a special use permit for […]

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  Rotarian Wayne Schaefer addressed the Bladenboro Rotary Club at its June 5th meeting.  Mr. Schaefer gave highlights of the recent World War II Veterans Honor and Recognition Program. The program was a joint effort by the Bladenboro and Elizabethtown Rotary Clubs to recognize the fifteen surviving veterans who valiantly served our country. Share:

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Brady Hollingsworth and Grayson Clark combined to pitch a no-hitter and strike-out 10 batters Monday night to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball victory over the Hurricanes at County Park. Hollingsworth worked the first five innings on the mound to pick up the victory for the Tigers striking out eight. […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery honored student athletes and managers on Monday, June 5th, in the Media Center. Athletes and managers were presented with a letterman’s certificate for their participation and loyal commitment to athletics. Additionally, the following athletes received recognition for participation in all four seasons: Nick Norris, Lauren Bowen, Katie Evans, Alyssa Futrell, AnnaGrey […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that Ted Lehman will serve as his next Chief of Staff. Lehman is currently the Chief Counsel for Nominations and Senior Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Chuck Grassley. Lehman, who has been a counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee since 2009, most recently […]

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The West Bladen Varsity Cheerleaders will host their cheerleading camp June 27th-30th. (Tuesday-Friday) from 9 a.m. until noon with June 30th being the Parent Day. The camp is open to children ages 3 to 14 years old. Cost to attend the camp is $50 which includes a WBHS Cheer shirt and light refreshments. All participates […]

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The Southeastern Economic Development Commission conducted their 49th annual meeting on Monday at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. The keynote speaker for the event was US Congressman Robert Pittenger. Congressman Pittenger related how he had recently attended a ceremony for a group of Bladen County World War II veterans. “Freedom is a precious commodity. Sometimes […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel and member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin announced that the VA will adopt the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) system as the […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated list of Bladen County road openings and closings. They are as follows: OPENINGS: Sunset Drive Sunset Drive is open to traffic.  Patching will be performed at a later date.   CLOSINGS: Center Road Center Road is closed at a location 0.44 miles south of Marsh […]

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Health Grades

Well, June is here and soon it will be summer. Judging by the drive thru lines and the full parking lot, we’ve all probably been over to the new Hardee’s restaurant in Elizabethtown a time or two already. It’s nice to have choices, but where ever we decide to grab a bite, we want to […]

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Bladen Community College Foundation is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. We here at BladenOnline.com want to help with the festivities. Tell us how Bladen Community College has assisted you in success for a chance to win two free tickets to the Foundation’s 50th Year Celebration Concert at Lu Mil Vineyard. Email your 500 words […]

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Golf

The Annual Bay Tree Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament was held Saturday, June 3 at Vineyard Golf. The winning team taking first place in the first flight was Lee Todd, Bill Edwards, Joey Todd and Emery White. They had a 14-under par 58. Taking second place in the first flight was Lamarr Johnson, John Lovette, […]

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by Joy Warren   Elizabethtown Town Council recognized the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s John L. Foye Drill Team for their achievements during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Mayor Campbell congratulated the Team for their recent accomplishment for excellence in drill in the Pershing Rifles National Drill Meet. The cadets are the first high school […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Local crops appear to be in good shape. Timely rainfall helps. Understand the damage to the blueberry crop varies from farm to farm, with more eastern farms, overall, appearing to have suffered less ‘freeze damage’ than those further inland. Blueberries are one of Bladen’s best cash crops, maybe #1. Remember when tobacco was king? From […]

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DUBLIN – Lumberton’s Brian Strickland took the checkered flag Saturday night in the Late Model race at Dublin Motor Speedway to claim his first Dublin win of the season. It was the best finish for Strickland’s #13 car at ‘The Rattlesnake’ since a third-place Late Model finish on April 8th. Jonathan Ward drove the #17 […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – June 6 1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill. 1861 – Lincoln’s cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers. 1882 – Electric iron patented by Henry W. Seely, NYC. 1896 – Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY […]

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Ageism is defined as a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention. Abuse is treating a person or an animal with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly. At times, ageism and abuse go hand in hand. Bladen County has reports of elder abuse. Bladen County Health and Human Services along with […]

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More effort is being made for the Bladen County Board of County Commissioners to be recognized. In a past board meeting, Commissioner Michael Cogdell suggested the Board of County Commissioners’ photos and names be framed and mounted in all county-owned facilities. Monday, June 5th, Greg Martin, Bladen County Manager provided an update regarding the potential project […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The annual Buddy Burney Scholarship Tournament will be played  June 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Field in Clarkton. Admission is $3 for those 12 and over. Children under 12 are admitted free. On, Saturday, June 10th, there will be bounce houses and a water slide. The Bounce House will cost […]

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The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club lost a dear member, Carl Stewart McCulloch, this year according to it’s club members. McCulloch was a member of the local club for 60 years, Dr. Lisa Bryan, Kiwanis’ Secretary said. Last week the club Treasurer, William Thompson announced the club received a donation of $1,000 from Mr. Carl’s estate. This […]

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The Bladen County Local Interagency Community Collaborative Chair, Ruth Huggins, distributed a Hazard Alert issued by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Electrical hazards with swimming pools was the main topic of the alert. View the full report: Swimming Pool Hazards (NCDOL) Share:

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The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end this week for Bladen County Schools. Before the year ended a new incoming principal was welcomed with a Meet & Greet on May 30th. Ms. Priscilla Brayboy will be the incoming 2017-2018 principal of Elizabethtown Primary School according to Valerie Newton with Bladen County Schools. Tuesday students and staff […]

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There will be a Bladen County Democratic meeting on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center, 450 Smith Center Drive in Elizabethtown. This very important meeting will feature two officials from the North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee. Our special guest speakers will be 7th Congressional District Democratic Party Chair […]

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The Elizabethtown Airport terminal building will soon be relocated to make room for a new terminal building. Work has begun to prepare the building to travel further down the runway where it will be repurposed for use as an office building, said Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie Madden. “The new terminal building will be constructed on […]

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The Mother County Genealogical Society (MCGS) meeting is Saturday, June 10th, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The meeting will be downstairs in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC. The scheduled speaker will Linda Smith from Bladenboro, NC. She will give a presentation on the Soles family. Mrs. Smith is also […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

One more week of school (public) for Bladen County students and then summer break. Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 PM today at their meeting room in the courthouse and again at 5 PM Tuesday for a Special Meeting with the Board of Education. The second meeting will be held at the Powell-Melvin Ag Center […]

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Troopers Focus on Commercial Vehicle Violations RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol has announced its participation in an International Road Check enforcement program, combining efforts with approximately 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors from local, state and federal organizations across North America. The operation is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial motor […]

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Raymond Autry, Ayden Piland and Zach Meares combined to pitch a one-hitter and strike out 9 batters as their Gators defeated the Tigers in Bladen County Recreation’s Dixie Boys Baseball opener Friday night at County Park. Autry started on the mound for the Gators and gave up a run on a walk and 2 hit […]

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The Red Sox defeated the Mets 14-7 Friday night in the championship game of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament at Leinwand Park. The game started on Thursday night but rain halted play in the second inning with the regular-season champion Red Sox ahead 3-2. When play resumed Friday the Red Sox pulled away with […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the basement of the Bladen County Courthouse. Items to be approved in the consent agenda are Minutes of May 15, 2017 Special Meeting; Minutes of May 15, 2017 Regular Meeting; Minutes of May 22, […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will participate in a joint meeting of the Board of Bladen County Commissioners and Board of Education regarding the FY 2017-18 proposed budget. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown, NC. Charles R. Peterson, […]

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This Day In History

1661 – Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge. 1846 – Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia & Baltimore. 1861 – Federal marshals seize arms & gunpowder at DuPont works, Delaware. 1884 – William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying, “I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected.” 1913 […]

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Clarkton native Kayla Thompson finished 2nd in the CGA Women’s Amateur Tournament held June 2-4 at Porter’s Neck Golf Course in Wilmington. Kayla came in second with scores of 74-71-73=218. The low score for the tourney was 217. Kayla will be a senior and a four year golfer at UNCW next fall. Share:

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A Bladenboro man was killed in a single car crash in Cherokee County, South Carolina on Saturday. The crash occurred on Interstate 85 at 4:15 a.m., according to South Carolina officials. According to reports, Samuel Wayne Johnson, 31, of Bladenboro, was operating a Toyota SUV and traveling north when the vehicle overturned and caught fire […]

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Dear Editor: It’s hard to coexist with someone who wants to force their religion on you, enslave you and behead you! If there were a bunch of rabid Baptists that were terrorists and doing horrible things to innocent men, women and children, I’d be very angry and upset. I think I’d be one of the first speaking […]

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The Red Sox won the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament Coach-Pitch Tournament Championship Friday night at Leinwand Park with a 14-7 victory over the Mets. The Red Sox also captured the Coach-Pitch regular-season championship. Share:

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on behalf of Dublin First Baptist Church and the Lake Church. Our hope is Philippians 4:13 will be a verse of encouragement for each one of our young adults as they go out on their new journeys in life. May the Lord bless this generation. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

A salute to Bladen County High School Seniors. You’ve studied for 13 years preparing for graduation, and the big event arrives soon. Congratulations to the Academic and Athletic award winners. East Bladen’s Kyle Tatum has ‘racked’ up awards, well deserved, as are the others. Want to spend a fun evening over the next few days […]

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The first annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament will tee off on Thursday, June 15, with a 1 p.m. shot gun start at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The Elizabethtown Rotary Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament will benefit Bladen County students with scholarships. Tournament registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be mulligans, […]

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Here are results from the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s softball championships played Friday and Saturday in Raleigh and Greensboro. (All series are best 2-of-3) Class 1A (at N. C. State) North Stanly 6, Whiteville 2 Whiteville 12, North Stanly 0 North Stanly 4, Whiteville 2 (11 innings) Class 2A (at UNC-Greensboro) South Granville 3, […]

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Here are results from the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s baseball championships played Friday and Saturday in Raleigh and Zebulon. (All series are best 2-of-3) Class 1A (at N. C. State) Whiteville 10, Murphy 0 Whiteville 9, Murphy 8 Class 2A (at Five County Stadium, Zebulon) Edenton Holmes 3, Rutherford-Spindale Central 1 Edenton Holmes 7, […]

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This Day In History

1794 – Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers. 1825 – Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC. 1850 – Empire Engine Company No.1 organized. 1892 – Sierra Club forms in San Francisco. 1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit. 1912 – Massachusetts passes 1st US […]

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Many national firms have a footprint in Bladen County. Here is a look at how their stocks did during the last 12 months.   Stock                High                        Low                    Present BB&T              $49.88                     $32.85                $42.16 Danaher          $88.01                     $73.40                 $86.84 DuPont            $82.37                     $61.12                 $80.51 Duke                $87.75                     $72.34                 $86.28 First Citizens  $384.12                   $229.51               $340.75 Int. Paper        $58.86                     $39.24                 $54.39 McDonalds      […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Elizabethtown Jaycees announced that The Miss Bladen Pageant will be held in July. Dr. Donald Helms announced that he would be taking over the operation of Bladen Eye Clinic in Bladenboro. Harvey Burgess was appointed to the position of Editor of The Bladen Journal. A “Meet The Candidates” supper was scheduled to be held […]

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Warm, sunny skies welcomed folks to the Ammon community on Saturday for the 2nd annual Ammon Blueberry Festival. The aroma of pancakes and the sounds of laughter and Gospel music filled the air throughout the day. One of the festival’s organizers, Marguerite Coble, said, “We are very pleased with the turn out.” The day began […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Wonder what our maker thinks about the world he created? Today, I have the best view anyone could have, OK, a little prejudice, but a sunrise at White Lake is absolutely beautiful. Sun rising, still water, grey moss hanging from old trees that overlook the landscape, no wind, nothing like it. Over the past couple […]

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A fundraiser concert for Baby JT  Higgs will take place today at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. The concert will take place from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The concert will feature Black Swamp Hattie with special guests Papa Zita. The bands play a variety of classic and southern rock. All proceeds will […]

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If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, come out to the Ammon Blueberry Festival.  The festival is held each year at the Ammon Community Building and there is plenty to see and do. Start your morning with a plate of hot blueberry pancakes and all the trimmings at the Ammon Volunteer […]

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Stacy Owen led his team to victory in the June 2 Tossup at Vineyard Golf. Owen, who has been playing golf for thirty years, aced the 5th hole at Vineyard Golf Friday. The unusual part of this scenario is that Owen, who had never had a hole-in-one, had his first two weeks ago at Cheraw […]

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The Orioles were the runners-up in the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Minor League Tournament and regular-season. Members of Coach Clarence ‘Smiley’ Butler’s Orioles are: Chase Butler, Gavin Elks, Aiden Hargrove, Logan McKoy, Landon Merritt, Conner Padrick, Cooper Padrick, Tredon Scott, Landon (Brice) Scott, Hunter Simmons, Conner Smith, Mason Smith, Dawson Wright. Share:

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The Bladenboro Bears were the co-champions of the Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch League. The Bears and the Bladenboro Braves split their two head-to-head meetings with each other, and both teams won all their other games to finish tied for first-place. Members of the co-champion Bears are pictured (Left-to-right): Front Row: Luke Bryant, Tylar […]

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Hali R. McFadgen graduated from the United States Naval Academy on 26 May 2017 with a BS degree in Political Science.  She is the daughter of Air Force Colonel, Ret. Daniel and Pamela McFadgen of Woodbridge, VA and Granddaughter of Mary and Glendell Robinson of Elizabethtown, N.C. Col. McFadgen was a 1973 graduate of East […]

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The NC Department of Transportation has updated the  road openings and closings for Bladen County.  They are as follows: OPENINGS: Cabbage Road Cabbage Road is open. Forrest Drive Forest Drive is open and will remain open until Monday morning (see below). CLOSINGS: Sunset Drive Sunset Drive remains closed just north of NC 211 in order to […]

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This Day In History

1851 – 1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers. 1888 – “Casey at the Bat” published (SF Examiner). 1911 – “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” hits #1. 1918 – US Supreme Court in Hammer v Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional. 1929 – 1st trade show […]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017! As the academic year comes to a close, Seniors are anxiously awaiting the moment when they will be announced as graduates. BladenOnline.com is proud of all of our 2017 graduating seniors and would like to celebrate their accomplishments. You can submit photos of your graduating Senior to bladenonline.com@gmail.com and […]

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By Dora Brogdon If you are looking for a new pet, the Bladen County Animal Shelter has cats and dogs available for adoption. The “Pet of the Week” this week is a four-year-old dog. Tyson, as he has been affectionately named by the Shelter staff, is a bulldog mix, according to Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. […]

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The town of Tar Heel has requested information regarding costs for two Bladen County Sheriff’s Deputies to assigned to their area. Mayor Roy Dew said the town board is exploring its options. Mayor Dew said the board has held a meeting to discuss potential costs associated with the request. He did not recall the exact […]

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The court cases against the suspects involved in the break-in of the Wash and Dryve Carwash in January were continued on Friday morning. Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the proceedings. The case against Madison Cheshire was continued until July 14. Cheshire is charged with injury to personal property, failure to appear on a misdemeanor and […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) recently co-sponsored the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, a bill to support research initiatives on the potential benefits of substances such as cannabidiol (CBD Oil) that are derived from marijuana. “When it comes to our nation’s efforts to cure diseases, we shouldn’t let regulations be a roadblock to […]

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By; Congressman Pittenger As the media trumpeted news recently of the Congressional Budget Office score on the American Health Care Act, they largely ignored data released by the Department of Health and Human Services outlining the damage done by Obamacare. Here in North Carolina, average premiums on the individual market have gone up by $422 […]

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The probable cause hearing for a former West Bladen High School teacher was continued on Friday. Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the court proceedings. Shanna May Harrelson, 38, of Clarkton, was not in court but her court appointed attorney, Andrew Wall, did appear before Judge Hankins. The case was continued until July 31. Harrelson is […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Organic farmers focus their efforts on renewable resources and the conservation of water and soil. Most organic foods cost 10 to 40 percent more than conventionally grown food. Some reasons people may feel better about paying the higher cost are thinking the organic options taste better, may be more nutritious, have […]

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Several Bladen County students were recognized on Thursday afternoon at the Bladen County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council’s annual Youth Recognition Banquet. The banquet was held at the Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office in Elizabethtown. The youth who were receiving recognition or graduating from programs were given certificates and backpacks to mark the occasion. The Life […]

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Payton Savanna Chavis, daughter of Phil and Marie Chavis of Bladenboro, will be graduating from West Bladen High School June 17. Payton has receive various awards at the Academic Award Ceremony. Payton was inducted in National Honor Society, BETA for four years, National Society of High School Scholars, National Technical Honor Society. Payton was involved […]

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  The June 1 Thundering Herd was won by the team of Brian Beaver, Carlton Floyd, Luke Gooden and Jonathan Gooden. They shot 9 under par for the nine hole event. The Thundering Herd is held each Thursday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The cost to enter is $18 for members and $20 for […]

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The Bladen County Rabies Clinics for May might have reached an all time high. Two of  the veterinarians in Bladen County offered a Rabies Clinic in May. Dr. Sheila Hanby with Bladen Animal Hospital and Dr. Douglas Gensel with Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital both reported being pleased with the number of vaccines given out in May. Over […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Received a nice note from Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County School Superintendent, expressing his appreciation for funds raised during the recent annual jail-a-thon. David Wall, local attorney, has been one of the leaders of the effort for many years. We recorded nearly an inch and a half rainfall over the past few hours, had some […]

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The Twins fought back from deficits of 5-0 and 7-5 to defeat the Orioles 11-7 Wednesday night in the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Minor League Championship game. A 4-run rally in the fifth inning snapped a 7-7 tie and propelled the Twins to the win. Torrean Cogdell started the rally with a single to leftfield. […]

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Coleman Tatum and Evan Pait combined to pitch a no-hitter Wednesday night as the Braves defeated the Athletics 10-0 in the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Majors Championship game. Coleman Tatum pitched the first 3 innings and struck out four batters while walking seven. Pait struck out the side in his one scoreless inning of relief, […]

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The Four County All-Conference Teams for spring sports have been released. bladenonline.com will provide more details on each of the teams in the coming week. The Bladen County players chosen to the all-league squads are listed below. Baseball East Bladen: Kyle Tatum, Sincere Smith, Xavier Wooten West Bladen: T. J. Guyton, Scott Bowen, Jarrett Williams […]

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East Bladen senior Kyle Tatum has been named the Four County Conference Baseball Player of the Year. A 4-year starter at catcher, Tatum batted .625 as he led the Eagles to an 11-3 conference record that tied West Bladen for second-place in the league one game behind Midway. Tatum slugged 8 doubles, 2 triples and […]

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fallen tree

Bladen County was hit hard during Hurricane Matthew. Now the mother county will receive a grant to assist with cleanup. Dean Morris, Director of the Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District, announced on Thursday, June 1st, Bladen County’s Grant request (application) with the Golden Leaf Foundation has been approved. The county will receive this grant in […]

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Dancing and laughter were the order of the evening on Thursday as the soulful sounds of the Holiday Band filled the air at Goldston’s Beach. The Sunset Jams “Alive After Five” concert series is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health.   Chamber Executive Director Dawn Maynard estimated there were […]

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The new Bladen County Law Enforcement Center has taken shape on Smith Circle in Elizabethtown. The move-in date for the center is inching closer. While there is no set date at the moment for the facility occupancy, that is not stopping show and tell tours. According to Captain Jeff Singletary with the Bladen County Sheriff’s […]

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Lumberton – John Daniel Blackmon, 65, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton. He was born February 29, 1952 in Bladen County to the late Shelton Blackmon and the late Ida Fields Blackmon. He was a veteran of the US Army and was later employed in welding and construction.   […]

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Some Bladen County residents are still reporting needs due from damages Hurricane Matthew. According to the Bladen Ministerial Association a program offering help to single family homes in Bladen County was announced at their last meeting. The association noted in their May meeting report Bladen County Commissioner Arthur Bullock announced a loan program to assist in rehabilitation […]

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USDA

Tualatin, Oregon), June 1, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Oregon Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director Dan LoFaro reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. “Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside […]

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This Day In History

1835 – P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US. 1857 – James Gibbs of Virginia, patents th chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine. 1875 – Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission. 1886 – Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom). 1901 – Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on […]

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DUBLIN – The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in June. Marketing for Events, Trade Shows, and Expos is scheduled for Thurs., June 8, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The workshop will illustrate how to plan and execute the best possible exhibit for your business. The class will meet […]

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A MasTec Line Crew, was busy installing new equipment for Duke Energy before the rains came on Thursday. The MasTec crew was high in the air on Thursday afternoon on Peanut Road in Elizabethtown attaching lines to new poles. William Faulk, with MasTec, said crews are in the process of installing new electrical lines, new […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released this statement on President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord:   “President Trump knows a good deal from a bad deal.  The Paris climate accord would have had an onerous impact on our economy.  This agreement was additional evidence that President Obama was President of […]

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Money

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for June 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for June is 1.125 percent, up from 1.000 percent in May. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during June is […]

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The Addison Bryan Foundation is conducting its annual Toy Drive now through June 26th at First Bank in Elizabethtown. Addison Bryan, daughter of Ben and Hillary Bryan, passed away from cancer on February 14, 2015. Addison was only the 24th case of a PNET brain tumor occurring in an infant worldwide. The toy drive was […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon This weekend Ammon will hold the 22nd Annual Blueberry Festival. The festival will be packed full of different things to enjoy throughout the day. Pancakes will be waiting for you at the Ammon Volunteer Fire Department from 6:30 till 9:30 a.m. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. with classic and […]

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Line Dancing class available at Bladen Community College.   The line dancing class starts June 12th through July 17th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm every Monday night.  The class fee is $30.00 and will be held at Bladen Community College in the auditorium.  Find at more by visiting Bladen Community College in Dublin.   Share:

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Protection against scams has always been important. New ways of scams pop-up almost on a daily basis according to some law enforcement. The Bladen County Division on Aging and Lumber River Council of Governments are working together to educate Bladen County residents about scams. A scam prevention seminar will take place on Thursday, June 15th, […]

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