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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By: Dora Brogdon This week’s Bladen County Pet of the Week is Sunshine. She is a 1-year-old, female shepherd mix. She appears to be good with other dogs and she seems to be very friendly towards others. The cost to adopt a dog is $50 and $40 to adopt a cat which includes the animal’s […]

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RALEIGH, NC — Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) congratulates Ashley Gilmore, City of Fayetteville employee who is the recipient of a career development scholarship award and will use the money to attend the course Introduction to Local Government Finance for Government Professionals at the School of Government (SOG), UNC-Chapel Hill. “The credit union is proud […]

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CHARLOTTE, NC– Libertarian students are set to gather for the Students For Liberty (SFL) Blue Ridge Regional Conference on November 4, 2017, at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte for the “United for Justice” themed event. The Blue Ridge Regional Conference features a plethora of young libertarian leaders from across the region. SFL members will gather at the University of […]

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Contributed The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine & Performing Arts Series (FPAS), in collaboration with the SCC Foundation, announces the second performance of the 2017-2018 season featuring The Malpass Brothers on November 10 at 7 p.m. in the SCC Auditorium. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank […]

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USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee Elections are underway in Bladen County.  It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the USDA. The 2017 election in Bladen County will be conducted for the representative Local Administrative Area (LAA)  # […]

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By Erin Smith A Florence, South Carolina man was arrested on Saturday in Bladenboro after he entered an apartment at 304 Village Street, Bladenboro. Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt said the victim had left her apartment and left her door unlocked while she visited the apartment next door. “She came back and she saw a […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County Schools are working to meet the class size mandates put in place by new legislation and it has some classrooms feeling the pinch. “I know we have had several discussions (about class size),” said Bladen County Schools Public Relations Director Valerie Newton. She added there have been discussions with the […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections staff met on Tuesday afternoon and discussed the scheduling of a training session for poll workers and reviewed absentee ballots that have been returned to the Board of Elections office in Elizabethtown. Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw told the board that On Wednesday, November 1, she […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement on today’s terrorist attack in New York City: “Today’s terrorist attack was a manifestation of pure evil and bears a disturbing resemblance to recent lone wolf attacks in Europe.  We must give law enforcement adequate data to know who is in communication with radical terrorists.  We must […]

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All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 10th, and Saturday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Share:

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USDA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018. “Since […]

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Presented by: Heidi Clark, Division Chief of Health Data and Policy from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Noon-1PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Opioid addiction is of increasing concern to rural Illinois. Please join us for this free webinar to learn about how local government officials and community leaders can address the opioid crisis. Participants […]

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Mark Harris for US Congress said he spoke with the Beast of Bladenboro while he was at the 11th Annual Beast Festival in Bladenboro. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

NFL results: Chiefs 29-Broncos 19. Little ‘hobgobblins’ will be trick or treating this evening.  Be aware and prepared! A little late reporting on rainfall Saturday night and early Sunday, 1 inch (give or take a tenth) recorded at the Hester household. Tax reform and health reform news have been competing for recent headlines: President Trump and […]

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ELIZABETH CITY – A third Pasquotank Correction Institution employee has died from her injuries as a result of an unsuccessful escapte attempt Oct. 12. Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, 49, died Monday night, according to the NC Department of Public Safety. She had been at the Pasquotank facility since October 2013. “Our hearts are broken at […]

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Former Bladenboro town manager Delane Jackson is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, the agency confirmed Monday to Wilmington TV station WECT. Mayor Rufus Duckworth has raised questions about Cygnus Inc., a company which Jackson owned, and the awarding of a $450,000 contract by the town to provide wastewater treatment services in 2005, […]

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Flag Football The Panthers beat the Patriots for their first win of the season. The Broncos moved into first place by defeating the Falcons in a battle of unbeaten teams. 7-9 Tackle Football The Tigers blanked the Hurricanes 21-0 to remain undefeated with a 4-0 record. Dashon Campbell, Christopher Cromartie and Torrean Cogdell scored one […]

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East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor is urging all local soccer fans to vote for Eagle star Brooks McGill in the Wilmington Star News poll to select their Stand-out Performer for the Week. McGill posted a ‘Hat Trick” of 3 goals in the Eagles 8-0 win over West Bladen in their regular season finale. The final […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles were seeded No. 7 in the NCHSAA Class 2A Men’s Soccer Play-offs and will host No. 26 seed Midway in the opening round Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Coach Jay Raynor’s Eagles won the Three Rivers Conference championship with a perfect 14-0 league record and 20-1 overall mark. The Eagles have scored […]

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BLADENBORO – Jalyn Newkirk ran for three touchdowns to lead Bladenboro to a 35-6 Bladen Five Middle School Conference football victory over Tar Heel Monday night. Gary Parker intercepted a pass and returned it for a Bulldog touchdown. Alex Strange intercepted two Tar Heel passes for the Bulldogs, and his brother, Devon Strange, also picked […]

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CLARKTON – Timothy McLean scored 3 touchdowns Monday night as Elizabethtown completed a perfect season with a 28-6 Bladen Five Middle School Conference football victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. McLean bolted 45 yards for a first-period Cougar touchdown and a 6-0 lead. McLean broke loose again in the second quarter and scooted 60 yards […]

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The East Bladen football team will be recognizing all Bladen County Parks and Recreation football teams, cheerleaders and their coaches Friday night at their home football game with West Bladen. Bladen Recreation players and cheerleaders will have free admission into the game, but they must wear their recreation uniform jerseys/tops. The game will start at […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said two men traveling on Venezuelan passports were captured last Thursday, October 26th, as they were using cloned credit cards to withdraw money from an ATM in Clarkton. “We received a call from the security department of the State Employees Credit Union last Thursday alerting us to the fact there were […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Today on the N.C. State Capitol grounds current and past Soldiers of North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and 30th Infantry Division attended a proclamation ceremony honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 30th Infantry Division “Old Hickory”. Governor Roy Cooper signed the  proclamation announcing October 30, 2017 as 30th Infantry Division […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act, a commonsense bill that simplifies the implementation of two upcoming regulations that could pass on new costs to millions of American consumers if left unchanged. Companion legislation has been introduced in the House by Congressmen Richard […]

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Contributed Diabetes is an epidemic that is significantly affecting the health and economy of the U.S. 1 in 9 U.S. adults have diabetes. CDC estimates that if current trends continue, as many as 1 in 3 Americans could develop diabetes in their lifetime. Bladen County Health Department is participating in the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. […]

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  By Erin Smith A report of a smell of smoke brought the Elizabethtown Fire Department to the Wells Fargo Bank on Monday afternoon. A call to the bank, located at 202 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown, found that everything was okay and there was no fire. The Elizabethtown Fire Department and Bladen County EMS […]

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By Erin Smith For those who are preparing for a night of spooktacular fun, the following towns have announced trick or treating hours for Tuesday. Some towns have announced designated times for Trick-or-Treating to take place on Tuesday, October 31.  *In Bladenboro, trick or treating hours are from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

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Basketball

The Bladen County Recreation Department has open youth basketball registration through Dec. 1. Recreation Basketball is for boys and girls ages 6-12. The registration fee is $30 per player. Youth players can be registered in the Recreation office at 803 West King Street or online. To register online go to www.bladeninfo.org and select Departments then […]

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BladenOnline.com’s first Print Edition: Bladen County Beautiful Share:

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By Erin Smith A tradition has officially been revived with the renewal of the annual East Bladen vs West Bladen Pancake Eating contest. The contest became a tradition between the two high schools as they prepared for the annual East Bladen versus West Bladen football game.  East Bladen High School was declared the winner by […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown boy has beaten the odds and was recently honored with a photo on the wall of Duke Children’s Hospital Neonatal ICU.  Jase High was born on November 19th, 2016, with a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. His mother, DeShana High said the diagnosis means Jase was born with a hole […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections has been busy this month. The Board members of the Board of Elections met on October 24th. Returned Ballots, recordings and mock election were all on the agenda for the meeting. Elections Board member, Mr. Al Daniels, voiced concerns about the agenda item, Audio and Video. He asked Director, […]

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The Rays of Hope Choir of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, will be celebrating their anniversary on Sunday, November 12th, at 3 p.m. Please come out and help us worship the Lord through music. For more information please contact April Corbett at 910-840-0362. Share:

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All convenience sites will be operating on their normal schedule on Friday, November 10th,  from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, the Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday. Normal operations shall resume on Monday, November 13th. Share:

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Monday, October 30, 2017 An update of road openings / closings is as follows: OPENINGS: SR 1100 (Center Road) SR 1100 (Center Road) is open but will re-close again on Tuesday PROPOSED RE-CLOSING RESCHEDULED FROM MONDAY TO TUESDAY – SEE BELOW CLOSINGS: SR 1709 (Coley Road) SR 1709 (Coley Road) is closed in order to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

World Series, game 5, Houston Astros 13 – LA Dodgers 12 in 10 innings.  Astros lead the best of 7 series 3-2. NFL Pittsburgh Steelers 20 – Detroit Lions 15. Tonight’s NFL action, Denver Broncos at KC Chiefs.  Gametime 8:30 PM. Halloween is tomorrow.  2018 is just around the corner. Remember when there were ‘hitching […]

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Here are standing for Bladen County Recreation Department’s youth soccer leagues: 5-7 Soccer Dynamos – 7-0 Grizzlies – 6-1 Mutiny – 5-2 Lightning – 4-3 Titans – 4-4 Sharks – 3-4 Raptors – 2-5 Silverbacks – 1-6 Quakes – 0-7 8-10 Boys Revolution – 8-0 Fury – 6-2 Galaxy – 5-3 Timbers – 3-5 Railhawks […]

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      Photos by kenarmphotos.com Here are standing for Bladen County Recreation Department’s youth football leagues: Flag Football Falcons – 2-0 Broncos – 2-0 Panthers-  0-2 Patriots – 0-2 7-9 Tackle Football Tigers –  3-0 Hurricanes – 1-1 Buckeyes – 0-3 10-12 Tackle Football Pirates – 2-1 Ducks – 1-1 Gators – 1-2 Share:

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This Day In History

1766 – St. Paul’s Chapel in New York in consecrated. 1768 – First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC) 1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock. 1896 – Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator. 1900 – First-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC. 1938 […]

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Calling all community members with children: 1.  Please bring your children to our AWANA program held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed classes help our children memorize Bible verses along with teaching how to have good fellowship and fun. 2. Everyone is invited! We will have […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

ACC football results: Wake Forest 42, Louisville32 Clemson 24, Georgia Tech 10 Miami 24, UNC 19 Notre Dame 35, NC State 14 Virginia Tech 24, Duke 3 Pittsburgh 31, Virginia 14 ECU had an open date. World Series: LA Dodgers 6, Houston Astros 2 Series tied 2-2 Series resumes tonight in Houston, gametime 8:20 PM […]

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Bladenboro’s Boost the Boro pulls off the annual Beast Fest every year. This year was as big as ever for the 11th year. The event was held Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment, vendors, rides, a car show and so much more helps draw thousands of people each year. Chairman of the Beast Fest, Charles Ray […]

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  By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC         Disability is something many people aren’t faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year- old worker currently has a one-in- four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. That makes Social Security disability benefits something […]

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This Day In History

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania. 1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans. 1872 – J S Risdon patents metal windmill. 1901 – In Amherst, Massachusetts, […]

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  Photos contributed by Tracy Smith The Fall Festival at Jones Lake State Park has been growing over the past few years. Games and  contests are just part of what make the event so fun. The annual event was held this Saturday, Oct. 28th.  Park Superintendent, Shane Freeman said it’s the biggest event they have […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Charles Taylor was elected President of the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club. Donna Gooden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gooden of Elizabethtown, was the Morehead Scholar for Bladen County. Mary Moore Williams, a teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Clarkton, was named Bladen County Teacher of the Year. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rich of Bladenboro […]

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NC DOT

With Daylight Saving Time approaching, and trick-or-treaters out and about on Halloween, it’s important to remember some advice that can keep you and others safe as it becomes darker earlier. Drivers should remember to: Slow down and remove sunglasses at dusk; Adjust the rearview mirror to the night setting to avoid headlight glare; and Look […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

High school football results: East Bladen 49, South Robeson 12 South Columbus 42, West Bladen 0 Next Friday night (last regular season game of the year) West Bladen at East Bladen Whiteville at South Columbus. Regular season conference champ will be determined next Friday night.  South Columbus undefeated, Whiteville and East Bladen have lost one […]

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Here are scores from the Three Rivers Conference and region from Friday’s high school football games: Three Rivers Conference East Bladen 49, South Robeson 12 South Columbus 42, West Bladen 0 Whiteville 61, St. Pauls 13 Red Springs 41, West Columbus 0 Fairmont 24, East Columbus 12 Other Area Results Wallace-Rose Hill 28, Clinton 22 […]

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CARY – West Bladen’s doubles team of Conner Brisson and Savannah Lee dropped a tough match to Greene Central’s Taylor Williams and Hinson Britt  by scores of 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A State Tournament. “It was a hard fought match, but we are proud to have made […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Junior Trequan Bellamy and senior Seth Buffkin combined to rush for 299 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead South Columbus to a 42-0 Three Rivers Conference football victory over West Bladen Friday night. Buffkin led the Stallions running for 153 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Bellamy scored […]

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ROWLAND – Junior Eric Chancy and senior Xavier Wooten keyed an East Bladen rushing attack that piled up 347 rushing yards en route to a 49-12 Three Rivers Conference football victory over South Robeson Friday night. Chancy rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles, while Wooten ran for 77 yards and […]

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This Day In History

1646 – First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts. 1790 – New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000. 1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin. 1858 – R.H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC). Gross receipts $11.06. 1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated by […]

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  The winning team, shooting one-under par on the front and one-over par on the back, was Stacy Owen, Norgie Hester, Henry Warwick and Mickey Brisson. Tossups are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. Share:

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For decades, American taxpayers have unknowingly provided tax breaks that help lower the cost of building new abortion clinics.   The 1976 Hyde Amendment forbids the use of federal funds to pay for abortion.  However, a loophole in the tax code allows abortion providers to utilize special tax-exempt bonds to finance construction of abortion clinics.  […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), led a bipartisan letter expressing concern to leaders in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons over the […]

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By Erin Smith The annual East Bladen High School versus West Bladen High School football match up is set for Friday, Nov. 3rd. Before the big game, players from each team will square off on Monday morning at 9 a.m. over pancakes at Dowless’ Cafe in Dublin. The team to consume the most pancakes in […]

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Eastpointe donated 1,000 red ribbon pencils with a drug free message and a bundle of red ribbon drug free stickers to Ms. Kimbree Hester at the Bladen County Board of Education.  She stated that these items would go to the elementary school students in Bladen County. She will be giving the middle and high school […]

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A Saturday Night Turkey Shoot is planned to benefit Elizabethtown Christian Academy’s extracurricular programs. The Turkey Shoot will take place behind the Elizabethtown Baptist Church Christian Activities Center. Dates for the Turkey Shoot are October 28th, November 4th, 11th, and 18th. Starting times are 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $5 per round for Turkey and $10 per […]

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By Tonya Bockover The legend of the Bladenboro Beast is one that is still shrouded mystery today. The story is said to have begun on December 29, 1953, when a woman in Clarkton heard her neighbor’s dog barking and whimpering, so she went out to investigate. What she saw was the start of one of […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces the DEA’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The biannual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at thousands of collection sites around the country, including 27 here in the […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated list of road openings / closings for Bladen County. They are as follows: OPENINGS: Center Road Center Road is open but will re-close again on Monday (see below). CLOSINGS: Coley Road Coley Road is closed in order to replace the bridge over Hammonds Creek. The bridge replacement […]

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Our Bladen County Beautiful magazine launch has started. We appreciate all the feedback and support. Thanks to Coach’s Place, Inc. our first print magazine edition will be distributed at White Lake this weekend. Kent Fisher will have a booth set up at the local community event and will help hand out copies of the print […]

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By Erin Smith A new pest control service has opened its doors in Bladen County. Down East Pest Control opened in early October and is owned by Jeremy Dowless. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only. Dowless said his company offers customers pest control services on […]

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Contributed Sandhills Behavioral Center, Inc. is offering a Halloween Trick or Treat at their office on Tuesday, October 31, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Children are encouraged to stop by for a free “bite.”  Sandhills Behavioral Center, Inc. is located at 119 Courthouse Drive, Elizabethtown.   Share:

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By Erin Smith The White House Opioid Commission met recently and discussed health plans and the new Safe, Transparent, Opioid Prescribing (STOP) Initiative. The STOP initiative measures how providers prescribe against the Centers Disease Control’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The CDC’s Guidelines are designed to promote the reduction of the unnecessary prescribing […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County’s veterans will be honored during the 12th annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, at the Elizabethtown National Guard Armory. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Jason Wray, Chief Warrant Officer III, US Army Retired. Dr. Wray currently serves […]

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It is that time of year again. Daylight savings time will have everyone turning back the hands that hold the time next weekend. Sunday, November 5th, clocks will need to fall back one hour. If you forget, don’t worry. You will be early to worship. Share:

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By Dr. Mike Walden Most people engage to some degree in trying to predict the future. It can be for fun, such as predicting who will win the World Series or the next ACC championship. Or it can be serious, like when businesses attempt to forecast next year’s sales so they know how much product […]

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This Day In History

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn. 1795 – Pinckney’s Treaty {Treaty of San Lorenzo} signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River. 1913 – President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country. 1917 – 20,000 women […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thursday night NFL action–Ravens 40 – Dolphins 0. World Series resumes tonight in Houston.  Astros entertain LA Dodgers, game time, 8:20 p.m.  The series is tied, 1-1. High School football action tonight, 7 p.m. South Columbus travels to West Bladen. East Bladen will play at South Robeson. South Columbus, under the direction of former Knights Coach Russell Dove, are unbeaten.  East Bladen lost […]

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Here are this week’s results from Bladen County Recreation Department’s youth soccer leagues: Thursday’s Results 5-7 Youth Soccer Dynamos 5, Lightning 0 Sharks 8, Quakes 0 Mutiny 1, Raptors 0 Grizzlies 4, Titans 0 8-10 Boys Youth Soccer Revolution 11, Thunder 1 Fury 2, Timbers 1 Galaxy 6, Railhawks 2 8-10 Girls Youth Soccer Rapids […]

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With two weeks left before the NCHSAA releases the Class 2A Football Play-off brackets, some prognosticators are already releasing projections for those brackets. HighSchoolOT.com, led by Nick Stevens, is one of the more respected of these prognosticators. East Bladen’s Eagles are seeded fifth in the East with an 8-1 record by HighSchool OT and would […]

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CARY – West Bladen’s doubles team of Conner Brisson and Savannah Lee will open play Friday in the NCHSAA Class 2A State Tennis Tournament against the team from Greene Central, Taylor Williams and Hinson Britt. Matches begin at 9 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Park at 2727 Louis Stephens Drive. Brisson and Lee, the Three […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing the nomination of Andrew Murray as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Mr. Murray, who was nominated by President Trump at the recommendation of Senators Tillis and Burr, now moves before the full Senate for […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon This Saturday the Fall Festival will be held at the Jones Lake State Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The joyous event will be filled with games, face painting, crafters, hay rides, cake walks, and even animal exhibits. A Halloween costume contest will begin at noon. There are four different age groups: 0 to 3 […]

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Coffee Talk is a support group for parents and families of children with special needs.  There they can find support of other parents who are facing similar challenges. Coffee Talk meets every third Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Dragonfly Coffee Shop located at 162 S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown.  The next meeting is Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Share:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded President Trump’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. Senator Tillis also announced he is co-sponsoring theProtecting Jessie Grubb’s Legacy Act (Legacy Act), bipartisan legislation to help treat addiction and save lives by ensuring that healthcare providers have access to the full scope of […]

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Bladen County’s Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery was recently featured in City View magazine. The article features the eclectic art collection that adorns the walls of the winery and its cabins. The collection features pieces by known celebrities such as Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammed Ali and others. Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery […]

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By Erin Smith A crew cleaning up a lot at 424 Martin Luther King Drive in Bladenboro struck a natural gas line on Thursday afternoon. According to emergency officials on the scene, a crew was removing some debris on the lot when the incident ocurred. Piedmont Natural Gas had been contacted and a crew was […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer released the statement below following the passage of the Senate Amendment to H. Con Res. 71, the FY2018 Budget Resolution: “The adoption of the FY2018 budget resolution is the critical first step to achieve meaningful tax cuts for individuals, families and small businesses. We now have a legislative pathway to create […]

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  Two teams split the Wednesday Tossup at Vineyard Golf. The team of Stacy Owen, Glenn Robertson, Pam Davis Taylor and Henry Warwick won the front nine. The team of Mac Porter, Lloyd Hester, Norgie Hester and Jimmy Davis won the back nine. Tossups are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf. Share:

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Opioid Task Force met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss creating a plan to address the opioid epidemic in the county. The group consisted of elected officials, law enforcement, mental health providers, members of Bladen County Department of Social Services, Bladen Community College officials, Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, and the […]

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Hobby and Janie Greene are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Adam Hobby Greene to Leigh Mariah Smith of Oak Island. Leigh is the daughter of Ty Smith of Harrisburg and Beverly Smith of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Cecil and Mary Fisher of Salisbury and Richard Smith and the late Barbara Smith […]

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Local Police officers along with the Beast of Bladenboro are gearing up to celebrate the annual Beast Fest. We caught the Beast and two Bladenboro law enforcement members at Bladenboro Primary School this morning. Officer Shane Todd told the students and staff at the local school about the 1953 Beast and the upcoming festival. The […]

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By Erin Smith The West Bladen High School student who was charged with bringing a gun onto campus on Wednesday is facing additional charges, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.  Major Larry Guyton said on Wednesday morning that officers have determined the gun was stolen during a breaking and entering that occurred on Tuesday […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The team at BladenOnline.com understands why Bladen County is a great place to live, play and work. We decided to make a magazine highlighting some of the reasons the mother county is so wonderful.  We will have a launch party at the Beast Fest this weekend. At our booth in Bladenboro we […]

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East Arcadia has Muffins with Moms By: Kenneth Armstrong https://photos.app.goo.gl/VyWJvciSJ0lHGLbZ2 Share:

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Charles Ray Peterson, Bladen County Commissioner

I, Charles Ray Peterson, have been a Democrat my entire political career. I now find it time to change my party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. I have been praying, talking with my constituents and thinking seriously about this change for a while. I have and will continue to be dedicated to the needs and service of […]

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October 26, 2017 Bladenboro – Residents in and around the Town of Bladenboro are not able to make calls to 911 this morning. Please call the Bladen County 911 Center at 910-862- 8141 to report any emergency until further notice. Century Link technicians are working to resolve the issue. An additional press release will be […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, received notification from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they would not force U.S. institutions to follow the new European MiFID II regulations. “I applaud the SEC for protecting U.S. financial institutions from European […]

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  Photos by: kenarmpthoto.com ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen seniors Brooks McGill and Caleb Hatchell combined for 5 goals as they celebrated Senior Night with an 8-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over West Bladen Wednesday night. McGill recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals and added an assist to lead the Eagle attack. Hatchell […]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) making it easier for family farmers to reorganize debts when facing bankruptcy received final approval in Congress and is headed to the president’s desk for signature. The Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act of 2017, introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Al […]

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By Tonya Bockover It’s that time of year again when things go bump in the night and people experience the unexplainable. There are legends, ghost stories and more that make the rounds. With all its southern small town charm, Elizabethtown is not lacking in legends of her own. One of Elizabethtown’s older homes is the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Early voting continues for municipal office holders, and those who want to be. Traveled across much  of our great state Wednesday and enjoyed every mile from Bladen to Buncombe, through Charlotte, the states largest city.  Brings back wonderful memories of days gone by.  As I travel through a county, I think about folks I worked […]

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This Day In History

1682 – William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York. 1774 – First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia. 1810 – US annexes western Florida. 1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine. 1881 – Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona. 1901 – First […]

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Representative William Brisson; Bladen County Commissioner Peterson switch parties Staff report The North Carolina House of Representatives and the Bladen County Board of Commissioners will have another member for the Republican Party in their midst.  Representative William Brisson and Bladen County Commissioner Chairman Charles Ray Peterson both switched their voter registrations to Republican from Democrat […]

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Earlier this morning (Wednesday, Oct. 25), West Bladen High School was alerted to a vehicle on campus with a possible weapon in the car. Law enforcement was contacted by school administration. After obtaining a consent search from the driver of the vehicle, law enforcement searched the vehicle and found a handgun in the trunk of […]

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