02/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 10:53 am Governor Cooper Inducts North Carolina’s Ninth Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green
  • 10:45 am National Weather Service Radar to undergo maintenance
  • 7:49 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 7:44 am Middle School Boys Basketball Whiteville Central 52, Clarkton School of Discovery 20
  • 7:43 am Middle School Boys Basketball Elizabethtown 44, Bladenboro 42
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1676 – Nathaniel Bacon publishes “Declaration of People of Virginia” 1882 – Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration. 1900 – Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded. 1921 – 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy, Ohio to kill caterpillars) 1923 – VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding. 1941 – Gas […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education will meet in special session on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 9 a.m. for a retreat. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss budget related issues, planning for the 2017-2018 school year and personnel matters, as per NCGS 143.318.11 (a) (1) and to consult with an attorney if […]

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An American Bulldog has gone missing and a reward is being offered. It is feared the dog may have been sold by someone other than her owner. The bulldog answers to the name of CoCo. Anyone with information regarding the location of CoCo is asked to call 864-323-1522. A reward is being offered for the […]

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JBS USA, Inc., a Lenoir, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground chuck beef items were produced on July 15, 2017.  The following products are subject to recall: *2-lb. […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Christopher Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: “Throughout the nomination process, Christopher Wray has demonstrated that he will lead the FBI with independence and ensure a healthy separation between the agency and […]

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  DUBLIN – Bladen Community College recognized employees for their service to the college at the All-Campus Assembly in August. Pictured left to right are Donald Bryan with 5 years, Amy Cummings with 15 years, Mark Coleman with 10 years, Jeff Kornegay with 25 years, Robert Herring with 25 years, Twyla Davis with 15 years, […]

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The water customers of the Town Of Elizabethtown in the above described area and those within close proximity may be experiencing periods of low pressure and /or outages in the distribution system due to a water main break. The Town Of Elizabethtown is presently working to correct the problem in the fastest and most efficient […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown man has been arrested in the break-in and theft of firearms that ocurred last month at the Bladen Hardware store on Tuesday. According to Lt. D. Cheshire, Christopher Lamonta McDowell, 24, of Browns Creek Church Road in Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with one felony count of breaking and entering […]

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Learn how to repair, clean and sharpen your hand tools the right way. The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office will be conducting a Hand Tool Repair Workshop on Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. A very nice tool kit will be provided for participants. The cost is $10 registration and the class will […]

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By Erin Smith Bryon Scott presented the audit report for Fiscal Year 2015-16 to the Clarkton Town Board on Tuesday evening. He said the audit is late this year for a number of reasons. Scott said those reasons have been addressed. He told the board there is someone available that can assist Town Clerk Kentrina […]

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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 passage of broad, bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 includes the following provisions originally introduced by Senator Tillis as standalone […]

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Clarkton Entrance

Speed bumps and drainage were the topics of discussion as the Clarkton Town Board met in Tuesday. Robin Butler addressed the board during the public forum session to ask the board to assist residents with an issue regarding a drainage ditch that overflows in his neighborhood and to ask the board to repair speed bumps […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Hope you will read BladenOnline, all the articles and sections, but especially ‘Bladen County student seeking help to make her dream come true.’  It’s all about a young, local lady with limited resources, but a huge desire to be all she can be. Another good story about a Bladen County youth, Cade Hancock continues his good […]

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Valerie Newton, Public Information Officer with County Schools, said West Bladen High School officials have detected a possible gas leak on the campus and is delaying the opening of the school today until 9:30 a.m. All activities scheduled for today including driver’s ed, band practice, and sports practice will be delayed until 9:30 a.m. Thank you […]

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DUBLIN – Beaverdam, Virgina’s Russell Erwin captured the $3,000 top prize Saturday night in the Super Late Model feature race at Dublin Motor Speedway. Eastover’s Mike Parker took second place, and Roger Lucas finished third. Brian Strickland claimed his second Dublin victory of the season in the Late Model race finishing ahead of Dunn’s Shaun […]

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1610 – Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay. 1776 – Formal signing of the US Department of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians). 1790 – 1s US census conducted, the population was 3,939,214 including 697,624 slaves. 1819 – 1st parachute jump in US. 1865 – Lewis […]

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By: Dora Brogdon Everyone can admit that school is hard even with the Internet at our fingertips. But with technology advancing and something new coming out almost everyday, students now have an advantage that can help them overcome their demanding school life. The first out of many of these helpful apps is Alarmy: Sleep If […]

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By: Dora Brogdon A one year old female cat by the name of Pearl was chosen to be Bladen County’s Pet of the week for a second time. She is a very super sweet and affectionate cat that just loves to play. Pearl has been staying at the shelter since May. This lovely feline needs […]

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The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in August. The seminars are: ** Social Media for Non-Profits and Churches is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 6 until 8 p.m., at the East Arcadia Center. This seminar will provide guidance and tools for non-profits and churches for reaching and engaging […]

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The N.C. State Board of Elections will hold a mandatory compliance training course for campaign treasurers Aug. 9 at the Bladen County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension at Smith Circle in Elizabethtown. Bladen County Elections Director Cynthia Shaw is hosting the three-hour training, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Training is required […]

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Cade Hancock of Elizabethtown fired a brilliant 73 in the third round of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship Tuesday. This score puts Hancock in a tie for 32nd place. His three day total score was 228 (79-76-73). Low three day score total is 211. The championship, played in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, featured over […]

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Health Grades

Here we are at the start of a new month and, as always, BladenOnline.com is happy to publish your report from the Bladen County Health Department, concerning the restaurants and eateries they inspected during the month of July. The list is short this time around, but it is good to see that the fine folks […]

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Bladen Online has started a new series called North Carolina Day Trip with Tonya Bockover. We will be featuring places and interesting activities that are all within a one day drive of Bladen County.   Share:

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Harris came within 134 votes of defeating Incumbent Pittenger in 2016 Charlotte, NC – Dr. Mark Harris sent the following video to thousands of supporters across North Carolina today officially announcing his intention to seek the Republican nomination: Harris previously ran for the Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District in the special primary election in June […]

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DUBLIN – Retired physician Dr. Frank Gemma, has been re-appointed by the Bladen County Commissioners to another four-year term as a Trustee for Bladen Community College. Dr. Gemma has served as the Vice-Chairman of the local college’s Board of Trustees for two years. The General Statues of North Carolina provides the guidelines for the composition […]

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By Jefferson Weaver For nearly 20 years, I have written an annual column describing my loathing for the eighth month of the year, August. As the first date of this dreaded month approached, I was contemplating doing things differently this year. I thought perhaps I should instead praise August, and point out that watermelons are […]

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A record crown of 81 golfers showed up on a beautiful summer day Tuesday, August 1, to play in the SFSGA tourney at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course near Whiteville. The tourney this week used the Stableford System with two-man teams. There were four flights and the winners were: First Flight..60.. Rob Conway-Kenny Stanley. Second […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladen County student has spent her years as a student attending Bladen County Schools dreaming about the the day she will attend a college of her choice.  She has written a poignant essay on GoFundMe asking for those who feel led to donate to helping her to make that dream come […]

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USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for August 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for August is 1.250 percent, up from 1.125 percent in July. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during August is 2.250 percent, up from 2.125 […]

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NC DOT

FAYETTEVILLE – New bridges are on the way in Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties. The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded three contracts to replace a total of five bridges in Robeson County and one each in Bladen and Columbus counties. The contracts went to: *S & C Construction LLC of Wilmington for $2.3 million to […]

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The Crawley Swamp bridge on Center Road will be replaced, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The bridge, which was built in the 1950s, is safe, but considered structurally deficient because of aging components and continuing to require maintenance, the state says. The Crawley Swamp bridge replacement is one of three contracts awarded to S&C […]

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Don White Jr., President of the Bladenboro Boost the Boro, spoke to the Bladenboro Rotarians on Monday, July 24th. Mr. White gave an overview of the organization’s sponsored events and announced the Economic Development Forum. The forum was conducted on Thursday, July 27. Share:

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an update regarding the latest road closings/openings in Bladen County. OPENINGS: There are no road openings at this time.  Singletary Millpond Road will be opening tomorrow and US 701 will be Late Wednesday / Early Thursday. CLOSINGS: US 701 North US 701 north remains closed at Colly […]

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By Erin Smith West Bladen High School has resumed its normal summer operations following a gas leak. A gas leak was detected at West Bladen High School on Tuesday morning prompting the evacuation of the students and staff. The leak was resolved without incident, according to Dr. Robert Heavenridge. Students who were present at the […]

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West Bladen High School has detected a possible gas leak on the campus and is evacuating the building at this time. All students and staff are safe. Students and staff are being evacuated to the football field. We are asking that parents come to the school and pick up their child. Please report to the football […]

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The Bladen County Division on Aging is happy to announce that the Lumber River Council of Governments is offering Senior Games Sports Clinics in order to assess the interest and possibly add new games to the 2018 Senior Games schedule of events.  Any Bladen County resident 50 years of age or older is welcome to […]

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The Bladen County Division on Aging and Senior Center is planning a Summer Jam for Seniors 60 and older. The event is a 60s/70s themed party and Albert Leach will serve as photographer for the event. There will be a nominal fee for photos. Summer Jam will take place at Lu Mil Vineyard on Thursday, […]

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Windsor United Methodist Church in Ammon will hold a Chicken and Pastry Meal from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 5th. There will also be an auction of cakes and other items. The proceeds will go to support the food bank. Donated items (household or craft items) may be dropped off at Windsor […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I look forward to the weekly and monthly reports of BladenOnline, comparing year over year numbers.  Here are the latest:July 23-29, 2017     Page Views:  100,680 Visits: 17,959 Same time frame, 2016 Page views: 96,219 Visits: 19,167 Most Read Stories: 2,572: Video released in Bladen Hardware break-in 1,601: AFT and Firearms industry Offer Reward in Theft […]

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