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Posts published in August 2017

Football: East Bladen 35, Clinton 16

CLINTON – Senior Xavier Wooten and junior James Higgins combined to rush for 264 yards and 5 touchdowns as East Bladen opened the season with…

This Day in History for August 26

1791 – John Fitch granted US patent for his working steamboat. 1843 – Charles Thurber patents a typewriter. 1873 – First free kindergarten in the…

Affordable Tire

Affordable Auto & Tire offers a large variety of services. Auto Sales & Service New and Used Tires Oil Changes Alignments Brakes AC Repair NC…

Thoughts While Shaving

Bladenboro and Bladen County are mornin’ the loss of William Butler of Bladenboro.  He was older, by serveral years than I am, but our paths crossed…

Volleyball: Red Springs 3, West Bladen 2

RED SPRINGS – Red Springs closed the fifth game with an 8-2 spurt that carried the Lady Red Devils to a 3-2 Three Rivers Conference…

Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 2, Lumberton 0

LUMBERTON – East Bladen defeated Lumberton 2-0 Thursday night in a non-conference men’s soccer game that was stopped in the 48th minute due to lightning.…

Events for Bladen Residents

By: Dora Brogdon There will be a Back To School fling this Saturday at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. It starts off at 9 a.m.…

This Day in History for August 25

1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana: New Orleans founded. 1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government…

JV Volleyball: West Bladen 2, Red Springs 0

RED SPRINGS – West Bladen’s jayvee volleyball team claimed their first win of the season Thursday with a 2-0 Three Rivers Conference victory over Red…

JV Football: Clinton 24, East Bladen 6

ELIZABETHTOWN – Clinton scored 17 second-half points en route to a 24-6 jayvee football victory over East Bladen Thursday night in the non-conference season-opener for…

Thoughts While Shaving

Summer of ’17 is nearly over, Labor Day is just around the corner.  Temps begin to drop.  Proof?? Average high for August is 88, average…

This Day in History for August 24

1682 – Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn. 1814 – British forces capture Washington, DC and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812).…

Women’s Tennis: South Columbus 6, East Bladen 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – South Columbus defeated East Bladen 6-0 Wednesday in a Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis match. The doubles matches were rained out and will…

Volleyball: South Columbus 3, East Bladen 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – South Columbus defeated East Bladen 3-0 Wednesday night in a Three Rivers Conference volleyball match by game scores of 25-12, 25-8 and 25-13.…

This Day in History for August 23

1784 – Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it. 1796 –…

Thoughts While Shaving for August 23

Can you imagine traveling US 701 and discover thousands of dollars in $10s, 20s, up to $100 dollar bills scattered along the roadway, then discover…

JV Volleyball: Fairmont 2, West Bladen 1

DUBLIN – After West Bladen won the first game, Fairmont rallied for a 2-1 Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball victory Tuesday by scores of 15-25,…

JV Volleyball: Whiteville 2, East Bladen 1

WHITEVILLE – East Bladen rolled to a 25-11 victory in the opening game, but Whiteville bounced back to take the next two games for a…

Volleyball: Fairmont 3, West Bladen 0

Photos contributed by: Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Fairmont defeated West Bladen 3-0 Tuesday night in the Lady Knights Three Rivers Conference opener by game scores…

Volleyball: Whiteville 3, East Bladen 0

WHITEVILLE – Whiteville defeated East Bladen 3-0 Tuesday night in the Lady Eagles Three Rivers Conference volleyball opener by game scores of 25-8, 25-13 and…

Women’s Tennis: Whiteville 9, East Bladen 0

WHITEVILLE – Whiteville defeated East Bladen 9-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. Singles 1. C. Baldwin (W) def. Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB)…

Men’s Soccer: West Bladen 2, Purnell Swett 2

PEMBROKE – West Bladen and Purnell Swett battled to a 2-2 tie Monday night in the men’s soccer non-conference season opener for West Bladen. Purnell…

Women’s Tennis: West Bladen 7, Fairmont 2

DUBLIN – West Bladen remained undefeated on the season Tuesday with a 7-2 Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis victory over Fairmont. Coach Mary Catherine White’s…

Pretrial motions heard

By Erin Smith The murder trial for Montise Mitchell got underway on Monday with several pretrial motions. The motions were heard in Bladen County Superior…

Thoughts While Shaving

Public schools opened yesterday, hopefully on a positive note and the eclipse has taken place.  So, what’s next? At least one more huge, positive event…

This Day in History for August 22

1762 – 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, RI, Mercury. 1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico. 1865 – William Sheppard is…

Dublin Motor Speedway Racing Results

DUBLIN – Dunn’s Shaun Sewell (#06 car) captured his first checkered flag of the season at Dublin Motor Speedway Saturday night in the Late Model…

Amber Alert Update

Update: An Amber Alert issued for an 8-year-old Stokes County girl was canceled Sunday night after she was found safe in Kentucky, officials said. Trinity…

Thoughts While Shaving

Be aware of youngsters, full of energy, headed back to school, that may not think about darting into your pathway today, tomorrow and for days…

This Day in History for August 21

1841 – John Hampton patents venetian blind. 1864 – Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties. 1878 – American Bar Association organizes at…

Amber Alert in NC

There has been an Amber Alert issued for Trinity Mcgraw (8 years old) last seen in Westfield, NC. Vehicle: Mid Size Sedan, Gray Georgia license…

This Day in History for August 20

1781 – George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis. 1865 – President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to “insurrection” in Texas.…

Thoughts While Shaving

  I have numerous reminders posted all around me in my corner of the Hester household, examples…. What cancer cannot do… It cannot cripple Love…

Hurricane Matthew damages dam

By: Charlotte Smith Bladen County will continue to rebuild after being disfigured by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  Eddie Madden, Elizabethtown Town Manager, announced plans…

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