01/23/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:58 pm Bladen County business helping federal employees
  • 4:46 pm Elizabethtown murder case remains unsolved
  • 4:35 pm Health and Human Services Agency meeting needs 
  • 3:03 pm Tillis & King Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Seasonal Worker Relief in Funding Agreement
  • 2:50 pm Secret about Bladen County Early College
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Erin Smith A grave belonging to a Confederate soldier was reported to have been disturbed last week at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. The church which dates back to 1845, is located in the Council community of Bladen County on NC 87. According to reports, a man was cutting the grass at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church […]

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club learned that Saturday, October 28th, has been designated as Kiwanis One Day at the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home.  The club also discussed delivering Kiwanis pencils to Bladen County’s schools and began making plans for their Christmas social with the students housed in the Kiwanis cabin at the Lake […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017 and the Rotarians with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club learned about the college’s history. Cathy Kinlaw with Bladen Community College spoke to the group about many exciting events which are planned to mark the occasion. Kinlaw shared a video with the club which depicted some […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced 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 children. The […]

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          Five Lakes Mini Storage is now open at 1942 Hwy. 701 N. in Elizabethtown, NC. 5’x10′ is $35 10’x10′ is $45 10’x20′ is $75 Call 876-4433 and move immediately! Share:

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By Erin Smith The town of Elizabethtown is growing by yet another new business. A ribbon cutting and Grand Opening celebration are planned for Do Right Carpet and Flooring located at 210 Peanut Road in Elizabethtown. The celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, from 3 until 5 p.m. Do Right Carpet and Flooring specializes […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College will host a presentation by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Emeritus Professor Dr. Robert Miller about the science of climate change in North Carolina. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, at 11 a.m., in the Student Resource Center (building 7) on the Dublin campus. Miller has published numerous […]

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RALEIGH – A recent study has found that North Carolina’s wine and grape industry continues to grow, posting a 15 percent increase since the last study was conducted two years ago. The total economic impact of the industry now is $1.97 billion. “When you establish a vineyard in a community, you are physically and financially […]

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., September 25, 2017 – CresCom Bank, a community-banking leader within the Carolinas, is pleased to welcome Shameena Broach as the new assistant vice president and commercial loan officer at the Wilmington, North Carolina branch. Prior to joining CresCom Bank, Broach worked at South State Bank in several management roles including retail area manager vice president, […]

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Three Bladen Community College students have received Golden LEAF Scholarships. Receiving scholarships are  from left Victoria P. Sullivan, Quinisha L. Herring, and Fabiola L. Taylor. The Golden LEAF Scholars Program has provided over 11,500 scholarships since its inception to help North Carolinians attend participating community colleges. For information regarding available scholarships at Bladen Community College, […]

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The East Bladen High School Homecoming parade is scheduled for Friday, October 6, at 3:30 p.m. Those interested in entering the parade are asked to line up behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building by 3:10 p.m. There is no charge to enter the parade. For more information contact Brandy Wikins at East Bladen High School or […]

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By Erin Smith Teresa Denise Lauderback, 33, was recently sentenced to a 24 months probation on a misdemeanor child abuse charge. The sentence was suspended, according to court records. She was charged following the July 15, 2015, drowning of her 4 year-old son at White Lake. White Lake Police Officers responded to a report of […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bobby Gooden of Clarkton was having a signing party at the Clarkton Library for his new book “Showbiz”. SBI Agent Mike Lowder was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting. Paula Greene was the newest attorney to begin practicing in Bladen County. J.B. Monroe was honored for 30 years of service […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Late night NFL score….Redskins 27 – Raiders 10.  Tonight Cowboys vs Cardinals at 8:30 PM. Can you believe?  This is the first day of the last week of September 2017… Daily average high and low temps for September is 83 and 62…..for October, 75 and 50. Municipal elections are just 6 weeks from tomorrow (Tuesday).  Not […]

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West Bladen graduate Kayla Thompson of Clarkton, a senior at UNCW, shot 71-76-73=220 (four over par) to take 16th place in the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Tourney held this past weekend in Greenville, S. C. The UNCW Lady Seahawks took 8th place with a score of 890. Furman won the tournament with a score […]

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ETTRICK, VA – East Bladen grad Farrell Murchison rushed for a team-high 83 yards Saturday night but his Winston-Salem State Rams lost in overtime 33-27 to Virginia State. Murchison only had 2 carries for 6 yards in the first half but broke loose for runs of 14 and 8 yards during a 77-yard touchdown drive […]

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This Day In History

1493 – Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas. 1775 – American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured. 1804 – Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, becomes effective. 1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard University in Washington, DC. 1878 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

College football results: NC State 27, Florida State 21 Duke 27, UNC 17 Wake Forest 20, App.State 19 Alabama 59, Vanderbilt 0 Clemson 34, Boston College 7 South Carolina 17, Louisiana Tech 19 Winston Salem University lost to Virginia State 33-27, in overtime and dropped to 2-2 overall  and 0-1 in conference play.  Former East […]

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East Bladen High School

LAURINBURG –Junior Greyson Heustess recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one Thursday night to lead East Bladen to an 8-1 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Scotland. Sophmore Jake Evans, senior Brooks McGill, freshman Jay McKoy and junior Pierce Melvin added one goal each for the Eagles. Senior Caleb Hatchell dished out 2 assists to lead the […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville edged East Bladen 15-13 in the third and deciding set Thursday night as the Lady Wolfpack jayvees won 2-1 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 15-25, 25-18 and 15-13. Freshman Cheylee Mathis took charge for the Lady Eagles in the first set with an 8-point service run […]

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BLADENBORO – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated East Arcadia 3-0 Thursday in Bladen Five Middle School volleyball action by set scores of 25-4, 25-13 and 25-10. Merritt Martin started the match with an incredible service run of 17 points that included one ace for the Lady Blue Devils. Lauren Gooden won two of the points […]

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This Day In History

1657 – First autopsy & coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in Maryland. 1789 – US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution. 1789 – US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court. 1924 – Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport. 1928 – Cohan/Lardner’s musical “Elmer the Great” premieres in NYC. […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC Social Security encourages all Americans to take steps toward ensuring their financial security. Wherever you are in life — starting your first job, beginning a family, or getting ready to retire — it is never too late or too soon to start planning for […]

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The Elizabethtown Christian Academy had their first golf tournament Saturday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. Twenty-seven four man teams participated in this inaugural captain’s choice tournament. The winners were: First Flight Winning Team: Jim Woodruff, James Woodruff, Jimmy Davis, Bobby Davis (53). First Flight Second Place: Ty Wilson, Brian Tart, Winford Johnson, Cade Hancock […]

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All eyes are turning towards the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Maria, now a category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, churns it way northward.  The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington is encouraging residents from Cape Fear through the Outer Banks to keep an eye on the storm’s progress and to stay tuned […]

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Contributed The Town of Elizabethtown is pleased to announce that the Elizabethtown Fire Department is now a Certified Medium Rescue provider by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. The Elizabethtown Fire Department now has certified rescue personnel along with a full complement of technical rescue equipment required to qualify as a […]

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Kiwanis of Elizabethtown each year supports the schools, teachers, and students of Bladen County in different ways. Scholarships and the Terrific Kids program are just two of the ways the local organization gives back. This year is the third year the civic group has supplied pencils to the schools for every student in the county’s […]

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Contributed This year  Bladen County 4-H celebrated a state presentation winner as well as District level club honors. 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 29-Aug. 1, attracted more than 500 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. […]

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Three Rivers Conference East Bladen 34, Red Springs 6 West Bladen 48, East Columbus 8 Whiteville 58, South Robeson 12 St. Pauls 28, Fairmont 12 South Columbus 49, West Columbus 8   Other Area Scores Charlotte Latin 48, Harrells Christian 0 East Duplin 14, Wallace-Rose Hill 12 Clinton 49, James Kenan 12 Lumberton 42, Hoke […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Senior B. J. Drake rushed for 159 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead West Bladen to a 48-8 Three Rivers Conference football victory over East Columbus. The Knight offense scored on its first 7 possessions of the game and so dominated the game that a running clock was used […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

I have learned a new word…dotard…Kim Jong-un of North Korea’s description of President Trump after our Presidents UN speech.  Webster, as in the dictionary, defines dotard as …a person in his dotage; foolish and doddering old person.  I was called much worse as a local elected official 40 years ago. I recall a visit to […]

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RED SPRINGS – Senior Xavier Wooten ran for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns, and East Bladen’s defense completely shutdown Red Springs offense as the Eagles rolled past the Red Devils 34-6 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football action. Red Springs star running back Lee McLean came in averaging over 115 yards per game, but […]

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Sept. 14 At East Arcadia School 4 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. Bladenboro 4:40 p.m. Tar Heel vs. East Arcadia Clarkton School of Discovery, Open Sept. 21 At Bladenboro Middle 4 p.m. East Arcadia vs. Clarkton School of Discovery 4:40 p.m. Bladenboro vs. Tar Heel Elizabethtown, Open Sept. 28 At Tar Heel Middle 4 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. […]

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Sept. 26 6 p.m. Elzabethtown at Bladenboro 6 p.m. Tar Heel at Clarkton School of Discovery Oct. 3 6 p.m. Tar Heel at Elizabethtown 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Clarkton School of Discovery Oct. 10 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Tar Heel 6 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery at Elizabethtown Oct 17 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Elizabethtown […]

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By Congressman Robert Pittenger Did you know four liberal states currently receive 37 percent of all Obamacare funds? That inequity is one reason certain special interest groups and politicians are so anxious to maintain the status quo. Wouldn’t it be better if your federal tax dollars were shared more equitably, so that communities could develop […]

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Vineyard Golf

Things have been rocking at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. There has been activities aplenty at Vineyard Golf this week. On Monday a group of about 70 players from a Fayetteville senior organization played the course. On Tuesday the Southeastern Fellowship of Senior Golfers, about 70 in all, played and on Saturday, September 23 there […]

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The weather was perfect for an outside event. Friday, September 22nd, Cape Fear Propane in Elizabethtown held their annual Customer Appreciation under warm, sunny skies. The local business had food, prizes, gifts and more to offer their loyal customers. Walter Wilkins with WKML was live on the scene too helping celebrate the big occasion. Scott […]

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This Day In History

1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement. 1806 – Lewis & Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest. 1845 – 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code. 1879 – Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone. 1897 – 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming) 1912 – 1st […]

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Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina will join 14 other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is the bipartisan coalition launched in response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The bipartisan group of states is committed to reducing their share of the U.S. greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the […]

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RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 23 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 142nd Basic Highway Patrol School.  The celebration ended 15 weeks of extensive academic and physical training. The ceremony was held at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 a.m.  The oath of office was administered by Justice Michael R. […]

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Contributed The start of middle school football is a sure sign fall has arrived in Bladen County. The Bladen Middle School Jamboree was held recently with plenty of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming middle school football season. Everyone is encouraged to come out this season and cheer on their favorite middle school. Share:

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The roads closed and opened in our communities change due to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s projects. Bladen County road construction updates have been announced by Kenneth L Clark this week. OPENINGS:   SR 1122 (Cabbage Road) SR 1122 (Cabbage Road)is open for the weekend.  It will re-close again on Monday (see below).   CLOSINGS:   […]

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USDA

Bladen County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Chris Tatum announced that farmers and ranchers in North Carolina now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone. Whether producers are in the field, on a tractor or even on horseback, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications […]

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Ranger Josh Gray conducts a program at Clemmons Educational State Forest in Johnston County. RALEIGH – Sept. 24-30 is Take a Child Outside Week, and the N.C. Forest Service is encouraging adults and children to get outside and visit one of the agency’s Educational State Forests. “Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the […]

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An Indian Trail couple was arrested Thursday evening after police discovered they were making Methamphetamine in a travel trailer at White Lake.  Keith Douglas Transue, 50, and Karen Joan Pham, 42 of Indian Trail, have been charged with the following crimes.   Maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance  Manufacturing Methamphetamine  (5) Counts, possession of precursor’s chemicals with […]

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Elizabethtown Facility Donates 2,400 Hours to Serve Their Neighbors on October 2, 2017 #fortivecares Elizabethtown, NC – On October 2, 2017, more than 300 SPT employees will join forces to give back to their communities. SPT has offered every employee a day to volunteer as a team, or with the community organization of their choice. […]

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WASHINGTON – North Carolina stands to gain $7 billion in additional federal healthcare funding under the Graham-Cassidy healthcare reform legislation, with up to $1.4 billion of that additional funding dedicated to Medicaid. The estimates are based on the Graham-Cassidy funding model, which awards block grants based on the percentage of population within a certain range of […]

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East Bladen High School

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Jordan Robinson and Lawson Hester scored two touchdowns each to lead East Bladen to a 30-0 jayvee football victory over Red Springs. Robinson and Hester both caught 2-point conversion passes from quarterback Zach Meares. Hester also ran for another 2-point conversion. The Eagles led 22-0 at halftime and a […]

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Bladen County Sports

The rain and lightning in the area forced some postponements to Bladen County sports on Thursday. West Bladen’s jayvee football game at East Columbus was postponed and will be played Monday at 6 p.m. at East Columbus. East Bladen’s home tennis match versus Whiteville was postponed until Wednesday, Sept. 27. East Bladen’s jayvee soccer game at Scotland was cancelled. Share:

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Soccer

ST. PAULS – Junior Victor Lopez recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals as West Bladen rallied from an early deficit to defeat St. Pauls 3-2 in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. A pair of early St. Pauls goals had the Knights down 2-0 when lightning stopped play with 7:20 left in the first half. After […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

FAIRMONT – Fairmont defeated West Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-21. Senior Patience Parker led the Lady Knights with 10 digs, 5 kills and 3 service points. Junior Raegan Davis banged in 3 kills and 3 service points and had 2 digs. Senior Mikayla Winebarger […]

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BLADENBORO – Bladenboro defeated Tar Heel 2-1 Thursday in Bladen Five Middle School volleyball action. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-0 with the win. Tar Heel is now 1-1. Share:

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FAIRMONT – West Bladen defeated Fairmont 2-1 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 19-25, 25-23 and 15-10. Freshman Khadijah Jones filled up the stat sheet with 4 kills, 4 service points, an ace and a solo block for the winners. Freshman Shelby Pharr fired in 4 service points, 2 aces and […]

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BladenOnline.com was excited to announce last week, Jenna Lee, as our new Account Executive. Not only will Jenna be assisting our customers with their advertising and marketing needs, but once a week she will offer beauty tips. Jenna is certified in cosmetology and has plenty of tips to share. In order for our readers and viewers […]

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Sandra Cain

By Sandra R. Cain The pear is a fruit that has been cultivated for centuries. Though there are thousands of varieties of pears, only about ten are grown and sold commercially. While pear culture is somewhat similar to apple culture, several factors inhibit pear production. Nevertheless, there are quite a few roadside market growers of […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in an armed robbery which took place in Clarkton on Thursday night. According to Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton, a clerk was behind the counter in the Scotchman store on U.S. 701 in Clarkton when a tall black male entered the […]

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SOUTH BEND, Indiana – North Carolina has received the international Higgins and Langley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response in October 2016 to Hurricane Matthew. More than 30 teams rescued 2,336 people and brought them to safety as Matthew’s floodwaters rose.  The premier internationally recognized award for excellence […]

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Contributed Mark Andersen and Friends will present “Phantom of the Opera” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th. Organist and composer Mark Andersen returns to his home theater and our Mighty Morton theater organ with a special evening of film and singing just in time for Halloween. The first half of the show features Andersen […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon On Friday, an online webinar called Ten Tips and Tricks for Your Pitch from 10 until 11 a.m. will take place through Bladen Community College. All seminars are open to the public and provided at no charge due to special funding arrangements for the Small Business Center and Bladen Community College. To register […]

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Michael D. Ramey from N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown addressed the Bladenboro Rotarians at their Monday night meeting. Mr. Ramey presented a brief overview of services offered to qualifying individuals. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides people with physical, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities the training to acquire skills necessary to obtain gainful employment. Share:

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This Day In History

1817 – John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State. 1851 – City of Des Moines, Iowa incorporated as Fort Des Moines. 1862 – President Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on January 1. 1905 – 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club, Mass. 1911 – Cy […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

High School football action slated for tonight.  East Columbus at West Bladen and East Bladen travels to Red Springs.  Kick-off for both games is 7 PM. East Bladen boys soccer team 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play and the Knights ladies tennis team is off to a 9-0 start. Check current sports news on […]

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By Erin Smith A single vehicle crash in the Ammon community took the life of one Bladen County man on Wednesday. Roman Blake Barnes, 29, of Garland, was killed when his 1999 Buick Regal crashed on Wednesday morning on Old Fayetteville Road near NC 242, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Sgt. Ezzel said […]

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By Erin Smith Men and Women United for Youth and Families’ Youth Ambassadors program is a unique program that teaches leadership skills and self sufficiency to teens in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. The program boasts about 20 teens who are working to make a difference in their communities and schools. During a meeting of […]

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By Erin Smith Preliminary results on water samples from residential wells which were tested by Chemours are back and at least 11 of the residential wells sampled by the company were shown to be contaminated with the chemical GenX. Chemours has been directed by state officials to make bottled water available to those impacted. Chemours’ […]

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RALEIGH – For the first time since it was created in 1987, the state’s Crime Victims Compensation Commission soon will have a new chairperson. Dick Adams, who has chaired the Commission for the past 30 years, retired after today’s quarterly meeting. The Crime Victims Compensation Commission reimburses victims of violent crime for medical bills, lost wages, […]

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By Erin Smith Today marks World Peace Day. It is a day celebrated annually on September 21st specifically to recognize and call for the absence of war and violence. The theme of the 2017 World Peace Day is “Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All.” One suggestion for honoring the day is to fold origami cranes […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County’s bankers have offered some tips to those who have been impacted by the Equifax security breach. The most important thing you can do is to monitor your bank account for any type of suspicious activity. Mike Davis, Branch Manager with First Bank in Elizabethtown, said, “We have not had a […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office for the 13th Prosecutorial District will receive $97,123 from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to assist them in performing their duties. The District Attorney’s Office for the 13th Prosecutorial District, which includes Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus counties, will receive $76,955.38 for Bladen/Columbus […]

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Healing the Hearts of Families with a Special Fun-Filled Day WILMINGTON, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) will offer a no cost, one-day camp for families with children coping with the death of a loved one. It will be from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st, at New Life Church of God, 107 Maultsby Street in Whiteville. […]

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Raleigh, NC – Representative Brenden Jones (R-Columbus, Robeson, Bladen) was recently appointed as Vice-Chair of the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief. “I am pleased to have been appointed by the Speaker of the NC House of Representatives, Tim Moore, to serve as Vice-Chair  on the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief,” stated Rep. Jones.  […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

  My memory is slipping, but do not recall as much destruction caused by natural disasters, at least in recent years, and more storms still active.  Thankfully, Maria appears to be tracking off shore, away from the coast of the US. Our friends in Robeson County and Fair Bluff, still attempting to return to normal following Hurricane […]

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CERRO GORDO -Senior Brooks McGill blistered the nets with a ‘Hat Trick plus one’ of 4 goals, and junior Greyson Heustess dished out 4 assists to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over West Columbus Wednesday night. The Eagles remained unbeaten in league play at 3-0 and are 7-1 […]

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1776 – Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested. 1784 – 1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser) 1827 – According to Joseph Smith, Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon. 1837 – Charles Tiffany founded […]

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By Erin Smith Farmers in Bladen County are beginning to gather their fall crops and most say their fields are looking good. They say good weather and a good moisture content in the soil is helping the harvest. Dan Ward of Clarkton said they have completed harvesting their corn crop and it was a good […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – East Bladen defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 26-24 and 25-12. Freshman Kayleigh Raynor fired in 3 service points as East Bladen grabbed a 4-1 lead in the first set. Freshman Khadijah Jones rallied the Lady Knights to a 6-4 lead with […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Clinton defeated East Bladen 2-0 Monday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-20 and 25-12. Five service points from sophomore Abbie Cross staked the Lady Eagles to a 7-2 lead in the first game. Service points from freshmen Alyssa Futrell and Cheylee Mathis kept the East lead at 12-8. Clinton […]

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WASHINGTON – For the past three years, Greensboro, N.C. pastor Reverend John Cao has worked to build 16 schools for impoverished ethnic minorities near the China-Myanmar border. This year, Rev. Cao began to face pressure from the Chinese government, including travel restrictions and the forced closure of some schools.  He was arrested for “illegal border crossing” […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), and nearly 40 national and state organizations sent a letter urging Members of Congress to pass the Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, a bicameral bill introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representatives […]

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Bladen County UNCF Cabinet will host a reception for Bladen County Honorees on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Paul R. Brown Building located on Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown. This year’s Honorees are Anita Hall of Little Hands Daycare; Ophelia Munn Goins, Bladen County Commissioner; Audtra McKoy […]

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Carvers Creek United Methodist Church in Carvers Creek will celebrate their homecoming on Sunday, October 8th. The guest speaker will be past minister, Pastor Brian Perry. Dinner will follow on the grounds after the service. All are invited! Share:

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By Erin Smith The Eastpointe Board of Directors received training from Theresa Edmundson regarding compliance monitoring of providers and Eastpointe staff.  She told the  board it is important to have a strong compliance program in place. “When you handle the amount of money Eastpointe handles, you have to have compliance monitoring in place,” said Edmondson.  Chief […]

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DUBLIN – Dr. Robert Canida, II, Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will speak on the BCC campus on Tuesday, October 3, at 11 A.M., in the Student Resource Center (building 7). Canida is the immediate past Chair for UNCP’s Staff Council and serves on the Pembroke Area […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

So much news, ESPN and others provide sports round-the-clock, Meteorologist cover the weather from infancy of a storm to destruction.  News is covered instantly and often…..All good, helpful….but, remember grading and tying tobacco in a hot pack house, listening to major league baseball on an AM station….poppin and cracklin’.  Growing up in Bladenboro, WTSB in Lumberton […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN- West Bladen’s Lady Knights stretched their unbeaten streak to nine in a row Tuesday with a 8-1 women’s tennis victory over East Bladen. Coach Mary Catherine White’s Lady Knights are now 9-0. Singles Conner Brisson (WB) defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 6-4, 6-2 Savannah Lee (WB defeated Ting Lin (EB) […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – West Bladen defeated East Bladen 3-0 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 27-25. Junior Raegan Davis reeled off 5 straight service points as West Bladen grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first set. Senior Mikayla Winebarger stretched the Lady Knight […]

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1814 – “Star Spangled Banner” published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith. 1859 – George Simpson patents electric range. 1877 – Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan) 1891 – The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. 1904 – Orville & […]

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By Tonya Bockover As residents of North Carolina keep a wary eye on Hurricane Maria, a local company has been active in the relief efforts since hurricane Harvey. “We sent our first crews to Katy, Texas, on August 29th,” said Tracy Hardin, manager of the Fuel Products division at Campbell Oil in Elizabethtown. Campbell Oil […]

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Bradley Kinlaw

Last week Bladen County Emergency Services told eight county residents funding had been approved for them to receive assistance due to their damages from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This week, County officials are having to call the eight residents back to inform them the funding has been frozen according Emergency Services Director, Bradley Kinlaw. The […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) applauded the Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to help veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act would create a center of excellence within the Department […]

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By Erin Smith For residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, the news of the dumping of GenX and Nafion chemicals into the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, brought back  memories of a similar incident which resulted in a lawsuit against DuPont and Chemours. Chemours Fayetteville Works facility in North Carolina is currently under investigation by state […]

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When you have an emergency it is nice to know the personnel responding to the situation are trained and ready to assist in your needs. From time to time, BladenOnlie.com reports about the training occurring with Bladen County first responders. Bladen County Emergency Director, Bradley Kinlaw announced a training will be held today for emergency […]

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Facility Closed for Months Due to Hurricane Matthew   FAYETTEVILLE – This morning, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) unpacked boxes and hung pictures in his permanent Fayetteville office.   Located in the Post Office Building in downtown Fayetteville, the facility had been closed since last October due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew.   “We are excited to […]

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A Bladen County staple are boiled peanuts. Every September the communities across the county enjoy the salty, tasty treats. From Dublin, Clarkton, Council to White Oak and Tar Heel fresh boiled peanuts may be found. We just want to remind everyone to thank a Farmer. Share:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the Senate passage of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included several key provisions introduced by Senator Tillis that will make critical improvements to Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, provide an across the board pay raise for servicemembers, and implement important reforms […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – Junior Greyson Heustess recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Monday night to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over East Columbus.   Heustess was also credited with an assist in the match. Senior Caleb Hatchell racked up 2 goals and an assist for the Eagles. Junior Pierce […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong   ELIZABETHTOWN – Clinton dropped the first set then rallied to take the next three sets in a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory over East Bladen Monday night by scores of 21-25, 25-13, 25-6 and 25-13. Senior Kaley Smith and junior Sarah Johnson tallied 2 service points each to keep East Bladen even at […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Freshman Joseph Masaid fired in a pair of first-half goals to lead West Bladen to a 3-2 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over Red Springs Monday night. Junior Victor Lopez also scored a first-half goal off of an assist from Masaid as the Knights built a 3-0 halftime […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and heard a presentation from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor regarding proposed school construction and consolidation plans. Dr. Taylor told the Board of Commissioners the Bladen County Board of Education has been studying the issue for some time now of […]

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WASHINGTON – The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs today announced a legislative hearing on Congressman Robert Pittenger’s Lumbee Recognition Act (H.R. 3650), scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th. “This is the next step in bringing Lumbee recognition up for a vote,” said Congressman Pittenger (NC-09).  “The Lumbee Tribe has sought full federal recognition since […]

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