07/19/2019
  • 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
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WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging families to plan ahead to enjoy a safe Fourth of July holiday weekend. Hazards commonly associated with this holiday include extreme heat, fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. In fact, studies show that more than 200 people on average go to the […]

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While beaches may not come to mind as Canadian tourist destinations, Canada is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, several of the most notable of which you can find in our list to the right. And that list represents only a smattering of the gorgeous beaches this country has to offer. READ […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Todd Young (R-IN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide relief to veterans whose Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits are affected by the permanent closure of certain educational institutions. In […]

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This Day In History

  1754 – George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years’ War).   1806 – Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry.   1861 – Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY.   1884 – Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average.   1915 – After […]

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  CHARLOTTE – Earlier today, Congressman Robert Pittenger spoke to over 100,000 people at the pro-democracy “Grand Gathering of Iranians for #FreeIran” rally in Villepinte, France.    Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s speech to over 100,000 people at an Iranian pro-democracy rally in France.    “When our forefathers met 241 years ago, […]

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  The Bladen County All-Stars opened play Saturday in the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Majors Tournament at Riegelwood. Members of the team are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Da Smith, Andre Moore, Alex Strange, Aaron Wren, Trenton Meares, Steven Matheson. Back Row: Coach Jamar Moore, Anthony Mitchell, Devon Strange, Michael Young, James Edwards, Shy Ratliff, […]

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The Elizabethtown Supplemental Majors All-Stars won their opening game Saturday in the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament at Riegelwood.  Members of the team are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Jake Futrell, Jacob Nixon, Britt Sasser, Will Harrelson, Andrew Horne, Elijah Cain. Second Row: Donovan Burton, Lee Barnes, Hunter Smith, Carson Gooden, Parker Greene, Zee Lewis.  […]

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  RED SPRINGS – Walker Ward’s 3-run first-inning homer started a 4-homer barrage that carried Elizabethtown to an 8-2 victory over West Robeson American Saturday that earned a berth in the Dixie Youth Baseball Majors State Tournament for the winners.   Garrison Tatum beat out an infield hit to start the game, moved up on […]

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  RICHFIELD – Hope Mills American rode a 7-run fifth-inning rally to a 7-3 victory over Elizabethtown Saturday in the second round of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch State Tournament.   Elizabethtown carried a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning before the Hope Mills explosion. Elizabethtown scored 2 more runs in the sixth […]

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  RICHFIELD – Elizabethtown rolled to a 13-1 victory over Burgaw Saturday in the opening round of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch State Tournament.   Easton Bostic and Jayce Hatcher led off the Elizabethtown first inning with singles, and C. J. McCracken belted a single that scored Bostic. Isaiah Robinson, Tyler Eason, Collin […]

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  RIEGELWOOD –Whiteville pulled away late to claim a 10-2 victory over Bladen County in the opening round of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament.   Michael Young started on the mound for Bladen County and held Whiteville to only 3 runs through the fifth inning. “Michael pitched a good game today and kept […]

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  RIEGELWOOD – Elizabethtown held off a last inning Whiteville rally and posted an 11-9 victory Saturday in the opening round of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Supplemental Tournament.   Elizabethtown took an 11-3 lead into the fourth and final inning, before Whiteville rallied for 6 runs and trimmed the final margin to 11-9. […]

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  RIEGELWOOD – Columbus County rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Bladen County 9-6 Saturday in the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Supplemental Tournament.   Bladen pitcher Josh Russ struck out the side in the first inning, and the Bladen bats came to life in the home first. Tragen McCullom hammered a triple […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Mike Simmons, Editor of The Southeastern Times, was elected President of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce. East Bladen High School won the 3A North Carolina Baseball Championship by defeating East Surry High School. Winfred Johnson of East Bladen High was named Player of the Year by The Bladen Journal. Miss Bladen County, Janet Britt, […]

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  We live in a great nation!   More on that topic shortly,   For those who gave up and went to bed, or do not care at all, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was the winner of the of the NASCAR race at Daytona Beach last night.  Dale Jr. finished near the back of the pack. […]

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This Day In History

  1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.   1776 – New Jersey gives the right to vote to all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds.   1776 – At the Continental Congress, John Dickenson abstains from the votes that declare independence.   1843 – An alligator falls from […]

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The Fourth of July is approaching, and that means barbeques and fireworks! Many people love seeing the bright colors fly through the night air, but it is important to keep in mind that fireworks are explosives, and only professionals should handle them.   A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that […]

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Cullowhee—Created in 1985, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) provides professional development for educators. NCCAT’s main campus is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, with a second campus on Ocracoke Island. Amanda B. Allen of Elizabethtown Middle School recently attended a program held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) today joined Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Luther Strange (R-AL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) in asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the Senate’s scheduled August state work period if […]

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Over the next 3 or 4 days, White Lake will be a very popular destination, in fact the coming week is one the most popular weekends of the year for the resort area.  Obviously visitors  enjoy the area.  They swim, enjoy boating, skiing, play golf at the Vineyard Golf Course, shop in White Lake and Elizabethtown and […]

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  By: Tonya Bockover It’s almost here! July 4th, the celebration of our Country’s independence.  My fondest July 4th memories as a child include watermelon, cookouts and fireworks. Mom and dad used to load us up in the truck with a slew of lawn chairs and we would spend the summer nights leading up to […]

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This Day In History

1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented.   1776 – 1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain’s North American colonies.   1836 – US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 sovereigns to found institution in Washington.   1861 – 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St., San […]

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East Bladen’s Caleb Hatchell and Brooks McGill played for the Southeast team that finished second in the Powerade State Games this weekend at UNC-Greensboro.   The Southeast team defeated the South 2-1 and the Northeast 2-0 on Saturday then beat the Midwest team 3-1 on Sundaymorning before dropping the Gold Medal game 6-3 to the […]

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