12/16/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 6:30 am Celebrate the holidays with family safely
  • 6:13 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 2:13 am Basketball League Provides Second Chance for Young Men
  • 8:34 pm Social Security benefits to increase in 2019
  • 8:21 pm This Day in History for December 16
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This Day In History

1864 – John S. Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln. 1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston. 1885 – Special delivery mail service begins in US. 1890 – Congress establishes Weather Bureau. 1903 – 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated Red Springs 2-0 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 25-19 and 25-15. Four consecutive service points from Sara Gargala propelled the Lady Eagles to a 13-10 lead in the first set. Service points from sophmore Abbie Cross and freshman Katie Evans kept East Bladen […]

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Purpose Driven Sports NC will be hosting their Fall Baseball Classic in Clarkton, October 14-15 according to Shamekia Johnson.  For more information contact 910-374-2685. Share:

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Marvin James Bell was the Chief of Police with Elizabethtown Police Department back in the 1970’s. When his life was taken on Saturday, September 30, 1972 Chief Bell was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call. He was familiar with the suspect and had arrested him several times before according to Elizabethtown Police Department’s website, […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC More than 85 percent of American homes have some sort of computer. Millions of people rely on computers daily to access, formulate, and store information. People use computers for everything from sharing family pictures to shopping to banking and paying bills. But, we haven’t […]

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The 3rd Anniversary Vineyard Golf at White Lake Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, October 7 (rain date October 9). There will be a car available for the first hole in one on hole #16, $5,000 available for the first hole in one on hole #5 and, also a $5,000 putting contest will be held. […]

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ROWLAND – The West Bladen Knights Football Team and Cheerleaders are pictured standing on the goal line in the background while the South Robeson band plays the national anthem Friday night. In the foreground the South Robeson cheerleaders are shown kneeling behind a few of their coaches (who are standing) while their band plays. The […]

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The Cape Fear Farmer’s Market has crafters out today. Handmade fall decorations, plants, blankets and more are all on site this sunny Saturday.   Share:

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By Dr. Mike Walden When I joined the faculty of North Carolina State University four decades ago, buying books – an occupational necessity for academics – was tedious and time-consuming. I’d first contact the NCSU Bookstore, who then ordered the book from the publisher. When it arrived – usually weeks later – I would then spend […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The current Three Rivers high school football conference has only 4 of 10 teams with overall winning records and appears to be a 3 team race for the top spot, just after the halfway point of the season.  South Columbus is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference, East Bladen and Whiteville are 5-1 overall and […]

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Three Rivers Conference East Bladen 47, West Columbus 0 South Robeson 36, West Bladen 22 South Columbus 49, St. Pauls 13 Whiteville 58, Fairmont 16 Red Springs 38, East Columbus 0 Other Area Scores  Harrells Christian 20, North Raleigh Christian 14 Jack Britt 30, Lumberton 24 Wallace-Rose Hill 53, Midway 6 East Duplin 81, Spring […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

ROWLAND – West Bladen grabbed an early 14-0 lead but fell victim to penalties and turnovers as South Robeson rallied for a 36-22 Three Rivers Conference victory Friday night. On the first play from scrimmage of the game, Knight senior B. J. Drake broke a couple of tackles and raced 63 yards for a touchdown. […]

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DUBLIN- Junior Victor Lopez fired in 2 second-half goals as West Bladen rallied for a 2-1 Three Rivers Conference victory over South Columbus Thursday night. Adolfo Cardenas scored a first-half goal to put the Stallions on top. “We started out flat, allowing the other team to get an early goal,” said West Bladen Coach Phillip […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen exploded for 28 first quarter points and rolled to a 47-0 Three Rivers Conference football victory over West Columbus Friday night. The Eagle defense completely shutdown the Viking offense limiting West Columbus to zero net yards and only 3 first downs – 2 by penalty – in the game. “We are getting […]

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This Day In History

  1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe) 1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston. 1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler. 1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth. 1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a […]

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September 29, 2017 RALEIGH — The State Capitol Police today commemorated its 50th anniversary by bringing together retirees, former officers and administrative personnel for a special reception. Last month, the State Capitol Police reached the milestone of half a century of service to the people of North Carolina and state officials, employees and visitors. A […]

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Sept. 29, 2017 RALEIGH, N.C.- Gov. Cooper has authorized sending 200 engineers from the N.C. Army National Guard to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. N.C. Guard soldiers assigned to the 105th Engineer Battalion “Task Force Rhino”, headquartered in Raeford, will have their advance team depart sometime this weekend […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to re-introduce the Prioritizing Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care Act, legislation that provides veterans greater and timelier access to mental health care treatment and incentivizes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire more mental health care professionals to […]

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The winning team in the Friday Tossup at Vineyard Golf was Stacy Owen, Jimmy Davis, Mickey Brisson, Ann Tessenear and Norgie Hester. Tossups are held, weather permitting, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf. For information call the pro shop at 910-247-6132. Share:

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According to Valerie Newton, Public Information Officer of Bladen County schools, Bladenboro Primary School Bus #299 was involved in a accident at approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon. A small pickup truck rear-ended the bus after making a drop off. No students or other persons were injuried. The bus had 6 students on the bus transporting […]

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A dry high pressure system this weekend will bring seasonally cooler  temperatures to Bladen County Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures for Saturday will be in the upper 70s and Sunday will be a couple of degrees cooler. Nights will have lows in the 50s. Share:

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N.C. 87 intersection in Columbus County to Become All-Way Stop The safety improvement to be added by Oct. 13 Yesterday we reported about a wreck at the intersection of 87 and 11 that claimed the life of a mother and daughter. Now the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the intersection will be changed. To help […]

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Beauty tips seem to be very popular these days on the interwebs. We have started a series with our new account executive, Jenna Lee. This Funday Friday video has 6 contouring beauty tips from Jenna with Charlotte Smith at BladenOnline.com. If you would like a free makeover with beauty tips and wouldn’t mind being in […]

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In the year Washington last updated the tax code, “Crocodile Dundee” was in theaters, “Walk Like An Egyptian” was a number one hit, and “Da Bears” won the Super Bowl with Clemson’s “Refrigerator Perry.” Yes, America’s tax code is outdated.  1986 is calling, and wants its rotary phone back. We can’t continue with an outdated […]

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Louise Mercer Toumbacaris, age 98, of Queens, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was born February 24, 1919 in Bladenboro to the late Charles O. Mercer and Callie Davis Mercer.    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John B. Toumbacaris.   She is survived by her son, Bob […]

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Ken Clark, NCDOT OPENINGS: SR 1122 (Cabbage Road) SR 1122 (Cabbage Road)is open.  This completes the work on Cabbage Road. CLOSINGS: SR 1709 (Coley Road) SR 1709 (Coley Road) is closed in order to replace the bridge over Hammonds Creek.  The bridge replacement project will take until late November / early December.  A signed detour will be […]

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured inNCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Safe to School Awareness With school underway, Governor Roy Cooper declared September as Safe to School Awareness Month. Throughout the month, state transportation officials aim to raise awareness of the danger […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Bobby Higdon to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina by voice vote. Mr. Higdon was nominated by President Trump at the recommendation of Senators Tillis and Burr.   Mr. Higdon has a long and decorated career […]

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September marks the start of the fall season, pumpkin spice coffee and Erin Smith’s birthday. Erin is our General Manager here at BladenOnline.com. We wish her the very best life has to offer and many, many more happy birthdays! Thanks for all you do Erin! From your team here at BladenOnline.com Share:

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Soccer

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophmore Gabe Barber recorded a “Hat Trick’ of 3 goals, and sophmore Jake Evans contributed 3 assists to lead East Bladen to a 7-0 victory over St. Pauls Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. Senior Brooks McGill stole a pass and opened the East Bladen scoring with a goal in […]

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Soccer

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated St. Pauls 3-1 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee soccer action. Freshman Jay McKoy fired in the first Eagle goal off of an assist from sophmore Jay McGill in the seventh minute. East Bladen led 1-0 at halftime. Early in the second half freshman Will Hester sent a corner […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thursday night NFL action, Green Bay Packers 35 – Chicago Bears 14.  Before the game, players on both teams locked arms as a symbol of unity, game was interrupted for 47 minutes due to  lightning that was spotted just outside the stadium. Tonight, high school football.  West Columbus plays at East Bladen, West Bladen travels to […]

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1789 – US War Department established a regular army. 1875 – US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion. 1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral. 1913 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game. 1914 – Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant. 1915 – Hurricane claims […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Red Springs defeated East Bladen 8-1 Thursday in a Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis match. Singles Hermelinda Mendoza (RS) defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 8-3 Gabrielle Pecina (RS) defeated Ting Lin (EB) 9-7 Stephanie Alejandro (RS) defeated Lily Lin (EB) 8-2 Selina Franco (RS) defeated Sammi Jiang (EB) 8-1 Bianca Uribe (RS) defeated […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – East Columbus defeated West Bladen 2-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 25-18 and 25-23. Freshman Khadijah Jones fired in 4 kills and 3 aces to lead the Lady Knights. Freshman Shelby Pharr smacked in 4 kills and 2 aces. Sophmore Jordan Benson drilled in […]

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CERRO GORDO – Sophmores Jordan Robinson and Lawson Hester combined for five touchdowns Thursday night to lead East Bladen to a 41-0 Three Rivers Conference jayvee football victory over West Columbus. Robinson returned a punt 65 yards for the first East Bladen touchdown. Sophmore Kasey Price carried into the end zone for the 2-point conversion […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – West Bladen outlasted East Columbus 3-2 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 18-25, 28-26, 25-15, 12-25 and 16-14. “It was an intense game,” said Lady Knight Coach Gaye Davis. “Both teams played great. We just happened to push harder and came through with a win.” Junior […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW- West Bladen’s Lady Knights defeated East Columbus 6-3 Thursday to raise their record to 12-0 in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. West Bladen 6, East Columbus 3 Singles Conner Brisson (WB) defeated East Columbus #1 6-4, 6-2 East Columbus #2 defeated Savannah Lee (WB) 6-3, 6-4 East Columbus #3 defeated Helen Lopez […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon This Friday, at the Families First, Inc. office in Elizabethtown, there will be a women’s support group. The group will meet every two weeks on Fridays. For more information, contact Majorie Lewis at 910-862-2534. This Saturday, Allison Fisher will be appearing at the Cape Fear Winery at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Ballroom. She will […]

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By Erin Smith A crash at the intersection of NC 11 and NC 87 claimed the lives of a 30-year-old mother and her 8-year-old daughter. The crash ocurred at 8:15 a.m. According to reports, a red car was traveling west on NC 11 when the driver drove out in front of a tractor-trailer traveling north […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Niskanen Center released an economic analysis of the SUCCEED Act, introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The SUCCEED Act a merit-based, long-term solution for undocumented children to earn legal status if they work hard, follow the law, and pay their taxes. The analysis from […]

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​Margaret Evelyn Smith, born May 29, 1950, in Maryville, TN, left this earthly world September 17, 2017. Margaret lived most of her first 7 years in Brazil, where her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. James Hoge Smith Jr. (Edna Louise Russell) were serving as Presbyterian missionaries. She attended school in Brazil; Richmond, VA (briefly); St. Petersburg, […]

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Contributed On Monday, September 27, Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca filed a petition with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) questioning the legality of the recently signed consent decree between the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Chemours chemical company. State and federal law requires the public be notified […]

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By Erin Smith Chemours was ordered by North Carolina officials to make bottled water available to eight more residents after their wells tested positive for GenX levels above the state established guidelines. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services have scheduled a second […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who serves on the House Whip Team, had these remarks following the return of Majority Whip Steve Scalise to the House floor: “What a thrilling moment this morning in the House Chamber when my friend Steve Scalise entered the room!  Amid resounding cheers and applause from both sides of the […]

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By Erin Smith At least two people have been reported to have been killed and another injured in a crash at the intersection of NC 11 and NC 87 near Riegelwood. According to reports, a car allegedly drove into the path of an oncoming transfer truck. We will have more on this story as it […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Also, because of the severe and widespread damage caused by the hurricanes, USDA will provide additional flexibility to assist farm […]

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Rouzer released the following statement on the Republicans’ framework to fix our nation’s broken tax code: “This week, the House, the Senate, and the Trump Administration released a tax reform framework to bring back jobs and money from overseas and create real prosperity for all Americans.  This is a tax reform plan […]

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Contributed Each fall for the last seven years, members of the Americal Division, Alpha Company 5th/46th 198th Light Infantry Brigade, have joined together for a platoon reunion.  The majority of the group served together in Vietnam from November 1968 –  November 1969.  This year, 15 veterans and 9 wives met at Oak Haven Resort in […]

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Brenda Lee Haire Gooden, 73, of Elizabethtown went home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father James Lewis Haire, her mother Evelyn Haire King and brother James Lewis Haire Jr. Brenda leaves to cherish her memory, husband Kent Gooden of the home, daughter Kimberlee Gooden […]

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Tar Heel-Lula Boyd Smith, 69 years of age, also known as “Lula Bell,” of Tar Heel, N.C., died Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at home. She is preceded in death by her husband Jasper Washington (J.W.) Smith, her father Henry Boyd and mother Elease Boyd. She is survived by three sons: Jasper Lucas Smith of Tar […]

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East Bladen High School

RED SPRINGS – Junior Greyson Heustess recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals, and senior Brooks McGill dished out 6 assists to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over Red Springs. Sophomore Jake Evans opened the scoring for the winners in the 16th minute. “Jake took a short corner kick […]

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East Bladen High School

RED SPRINGS – East Bladen and Red Springs battled to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee soccer action. Freshman Will Hester fired in the Eagle goal off of a corner kick by sophomore Jose Arteaga in the first half. Red Springs tied the game with a second-half goal. “We had several chances early […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Good news, bad news….Think we have to many news sources? Headlines over the past few hours! Resignation of Kobie Baker, Alabama’s director of basketball operations, tied to FBI investigation. Auburn basketball could be in deep trouble. Woman bitten several times by copperhead snake at Longhorn Steakhouse. Royal Caribbean sends cruise ship to help Puerto Rico. […]

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1542 – Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay, naming it San Miguel and claims it for Spain. 1701 – Divorce legalized in Maryland. 1850 – US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment. 1904 – Woman arrested for smoking cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC. 1906 – US Troops reoccupy Cuba, […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville defeated East Bladen 8-1 Tuesday in the make-up of a Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis match that was postponed by rain on Sept. 21. Singles Whiteville #1 defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 8-3 Ting Lin (EB) defeated Whiteville #2 8-6 Whiteville #3 defeated Lily Lin (EB) 8-3 Whiteville #4 defeated Sammi Jiang […]

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East Bladen Athletic Director Patty Evers is warning that a company called Spirit Star is calling businesses and asking for donations to put their name on basketball t-shirts for East Bladen. “This is a scam!” said Evers. “No company has been given permission to solicit for donations. If this happens please call me as soon […]

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Contributed Recently, the grave of a Confederate solider was desecrated in Bladen County. The grave, located in the cemetery of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, was found Monday with a circular hole and several bones moved. While the miscreant’s motives are not confirmed at this time, if these actions were perpetrated as part of a protest […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Wednesday afternoon and approved the proposed list of precinct Chief Judges and Judges for the upcoming election cycle. Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw and Bladen County Democratic Party Chairman Ben Snyder worked together to create the proposed list presented for approval. […]

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) attended a briefing with Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady on the unified Republican framework for reforming our tax code for the first time since 1986. “This is really an extraordinary jobs bill.  This is going to spark major economic growth.  Our plan allows […]

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Contributed DUBLIN – Bladen Community College invites Bladen County writers to participate in a series of monthly workshops to explore and cultivate your writing talent. Workshops are meeting from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the Learning Enhancement Center (building 8) in room 102. The next scheduled session is Tuesday, October 3. Topics will vary, according […]

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By: Dora Brogdon The Bladen County Pet of the Week for this week is Oatmeal. He is a 3 year-old pit-mix that loves to give out free hugs and he gets along with other dogs. He likes just about everyone he meets including children. Oatmeal is very friendly. All Oatmeal needs is for a loving […]

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Dr. Lisa Lee Bryan Since the invention of the Internet, users have been warned not to open emails from people they do not know.   Most users heed this warning so the email scam artists and virus spreaders developed a new strategy.   These destructive agents now pretend they are someone you know or should […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee’s release of their tax reform framework: “The initial tax reform framework is a great first step to overhauling our broken and antiquated tax code and allowing the American economy to unleash its […]

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Contributed The Annual Fish Fry hosted by the Bladen County Shrine Club will be held Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Shrine Club will have two locations at the Food Lion in Elizabethtown and Bo’s in Bladenboro. Tickets can be purchased from any Bladen County Shrine Club member. For details […]

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By Erin Smith The victims of the Tuesday afternoon crash that ocurred at the intersection of NC 87 and Airport Road are bruised but are doing “Okay,” according to a family member who contacted BladenOnline.com. According to the investigation, the driver of a red 2007 Ford SUV was traveling west on East Broad Street (NC 87) […]

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RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 26 of North Carolina’s counties in August, decreased in 25, and remained unchanged in 49.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.7 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent.  One of the state’s metro areas experienced a rate increase, three experienced decreases, […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County now has a charter chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). In a charter ceremony held at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building the DAV Robert Curtis Hester Chapter #99 was officially recognized and the charter was read aloud to those in attendance.  “It’s very near and dear to my heart that […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke on the Senate Floor about the need to pass tax reform for the American people.   “Along the way we are going to have our challenges because everybody in Washington is for tax reform and tax relief. They’ll come into your office and tell you, ‘let’s get […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

DUBLIN- West Bladen’s Lady Knights swept Red Springs Tuesday to raise their record to 11-0 in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. West Bladen won the completion of a match that was suspended by rain on Aug. 24 6-3 then took the regularly scheduled match 8-1.   West Bladen 6, Red Springs 3 Singles Red Springs #1 defeated Helen […]

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Contributed Charlotte Smith See You at the Pole was held Wednesday morning at Bladen County Schools. The special day is held every year to allow students, parents, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to the meet at schools under the flag poles and pray. This day is made possible because we still live in a […]

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The SFSGA ventured to Keith Hills at Campbell University to have their September 26 weekly tournament Tuesday. 48 players participated in this Buie’s Creek event. The winning team, with a score of 55, was Ronnie Tart, Larry Suggs, Lenon Fisher and Barry Kelly. Next week’s tournament will be held at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

September is slipping away, October is always a busy time in Bladen: 2nd – United Way Day of Caring, Cape Fear Farmers Market 4th & 5th – 12th Annual Ag’em Up day at the Bladen County Park , US 701 S 7th – Bladen County Youth Focus Oktoberfest Parade in Elizabethtown 14th – NC Grape […]

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1787 – Constitution submitted to US states for ratification. 1855 – George F. Bristow’s “Rip Van Winkle”, 2nd American opera, opens in NYC. 1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company. 1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name. 1909 – US […]

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By Jefferson Weaver I really couldn’t care less about professional football. I admire anyone whose physical prowess is such that they can, at least for a few years, make a living off of it. I find it ridiculous that guys playing a game have a starting salary higher than the budgets of some small towns, […]

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By Erin Smith The United Way Day of Caring event has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 3. This will allow more people to take part in the event. Barbara Knight, with United Way of Bladen County, said it is often difficult for people to take off from work on a Monday, so it was decided […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Columbus Christian scored the final 5 points Tuesday to pull out a 2-0 victory over Elizabethtown Christian Academy by set scores of 25-21 and 25-23. Elizabethtown Christian led 23-20 in the second set before Columbus Christian served out the match with those 5 points. Share:

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DUBLIN – West Bladen rallied to defeat Red Springs 2-1 in a Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball match Tuesday by set scores of 16-25, 25-10 and 15-13. Freshman Khadijah Jones drilled in 8 kills, 4 aces and 3 service points to lead the Lady Knights. Sophmore Jordan Benson hammered in 3 aces, 2 kills and […]

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TABOR CItY – South Columbus defeated East Bladen 9-0 Tuesday in a Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis match. Singles South Columbus #1 defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 8-2 South Columbus #2 defeated Ting Lin (EB) 8-6 South Columbus #3 defeated Anna Kate White (EB) 8-1 South Columbus #4 defeated Lily Lin (EB) 8-2 South Columbus […]

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DUBLIN – West Bladen defeated Red Springs 3-1 Tuesday night in a Three Rivers Conference volleyball match by set scores of 25-20, 25-21, 21-25 and 25-22. Junior Raegan Davis blasted in 12 kills, 5 aces, and 2 service points and contributed 10 digs, 2 solo blocks and a block assist. Senior Mikayla Winebarger slammed in […]

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CLARKTON – Anthony McGill scored 4 touchdowns to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 56-12 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Tar Heel Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Samaj Dove ran for a pair of Blue Devil touchdowns and scored four 2-point touchdowns to total 20 points in the […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown rallied in the second half to defeat Bladenboro 22-8 Tuesday night in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference opener for both teams. Jalyn Newkirk ran for a first quarter touchdown then ran the 2-point conversion to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead. The Bulldog defense blanked the Cougars in the first half, […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Today marks 16 years since Bladen County lost a beloved officer of the law. Many citizens mark today’s date with tributes and memorials. The new Law Enforcement Center also has a special place of honor for the fallen. Bladen County Deputy Sheriff, James Brian Collins number 33 passed away on September 26th, […]

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By Erin Smith For one family returning home was an easy decision to make. Do Right Carpet and Flooring celebrated their Grand Opening on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and refreshments. Jeff Pope and his wife, Chris, owned and operated a store in Clinton for a number of years before deciding it was time to return to […]

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs in support of his Lumbee Recognition Act (H.R. 3650).    Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s testimony in support of full federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe.   “First and foremost, this is an issue of […]

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By Erin Smith A crash at the intersection of NC 87 and Airport Road intersection sent several individuals to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.  The southbound lanes of NC 87 were closed temporarily. A red Ford SUV and maroon colored car collided in the intersection with injuries reported. We will bring you more details as […]

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By Erin Smith The Healthy Bladen Collaborative met on Tuesday morning and learned about the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC). April Oxendine with ECAC told the group there will be a clinic for parents regarding Individualized Education Plans (IEP). The IEP Clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, at the Bladen County Public Library […]

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By Erin Smith A computer virus is making its rounds and it has idled more than one business and government office. The virus, it is reported, seems to come from a legitimate source and asks the victim to open an invoice to pay for a service or an item.  Recently, the Bladen County government offices […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Milton Estrada fired in 2 goals to lead East Bladen to a 3-0 Three Rivers Conference jayvee men’s soccer victory Monday night over Whiteville. Sophmore Jay McGill turned a pass from freshman Jay McKoy into the first Eagle goal. The East Bladen lead grew to 2-0 when Estrada converted a pass from freshman Will […]

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Contributed See You at the Pole is set for Wednesday morning, September 27th, at 7:35 a.m. at a school near you. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support East Bladen High School and any of the other Bladen County Schools that are close to you. Come stand and pray with our students for our […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I recently added POLITICO Playbook to my daily reading.  I added after the source was referred to almost daily by one or more national news sources.  It’s free and supposedly gives a little more background info related to the daily turmoil, especially in DC, and around the world, as if more was needed.  Not sure if it’s […]

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1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine. 1789 – Edmund J. Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General. 1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City. 1892 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ). 1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong LAKE WACCAMAW – West Bladen’s jayvee football Knights claimed their third straight Three Rivers Conference victory Monday night with a 12-8 victory over East Columbus. The game was postponed from Thursday night due to a lightning storm. Freshman quarterback Shy’Ron Adams threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to sophmore Dashawn Hines. Freshman […]

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DUBLIN – East Columbus scored a pair of first-half goals and held on to defeat West Bladen 2-1 Monday night in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. Senior Alex Alvarado and sophmore Angel Bravo scored the Gator goals. It was the first league loss of the season for the Knights who are 3-1 in league […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen moved into sole possession of first place in the Three Rivers Conference Monday night with a 9-0 men’s soccer victory over Whiteville. The Eagles blitzed the Wolfpack with 2 goals in the first minute of play. Junior Keshaun Davis sent a pass to senior Caleb Hatchell who found junior Greyson Heustess […]

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Contributed Todd Wilson, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of […]

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On Monday, September 25, 2017, East Bladen High School Athletic Director and NCHSAA Board Member Patty Evers, along with Assistant Principal Heather Thompson, accepted the school recognition for being an ejection free school during the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Region 4 meeting in Fayetteville. East Bladen was one of eight schools out of the […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) held a press conference to introduce the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our nation (SUCCEED) Act, a solution to address the legal uncertainty facing undocumented children and young undocumented adults who were brought to the United States as […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of the Moser Group of Indian Trail and Wingate University, which are partnering to collect and transport relief supplies for hurricane victims. “Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor of The Moser Group and Wingate University for their extraordinary organizational and […]

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