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Posts published in December 2017

Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago

The Town of Dublin Commissioners were considering public housing for the city. Bladen Soil Supervisors Eugene Floyd, Lynn Singletary and William Butler were sworn in.…

This Day in History for December 31

1695 – A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax. 1776 – Rhode Island…

Top 2017 Sports Stories by Page Views

Here are Bladen Online’s sports stories that had at least 1,000 page views. The list does not include the Bladen Athletes Playing in College page…

Temps drop in Garland

Brrrrr it’s cold By Erin Smith The fountain in downtown Garland resembles an ice sculpture as it glistens in the early morning sun on Saturday.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Wake Forest and NC State posted Bowl wins yesterday, more activity today and over the next few days. Holidays and very cold weather have given…

Woodmen Life All-Tournament Team

Zion Autry, Clinton Dewan Lesane, Clinton Niem Ratliffe, Scotland Jace McKenney, South Brunswick Andrew Mosley, South Brunswick Most Valuable Player – Kris Williams, Clinton Share:

Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament Results

Friday’s Results Championship Game Clinton 80, Scotland 57 Third-place Game South Brunswick 82, West Bladen 48 Other Scores East Bladen 75, First Flight 63 Dillon,…

This Day in History for December 30

1731 – 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston) 1835 – Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi…

Cape Fear Mini Storage Auction

Cape Fear Mini Storage Auction (13 Units) 910-862-9911 2 Locations: 1st auction – Thursday, January 4, 2018 9 a.m. @ 2202 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown,…

This Day in History for December 29

1782 – 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston. 1813 – British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812. 1848 –…

John J. Johnson

Mr. John J. Johnson, 64, of Elizabethtown, N.C. passed away on December 27, 2017, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C. Celebration of Life…

Thoughts While Shaving

Remember when Sears and Montgomery Ward mailed catalogs, huge catalogs, to everyone with an address, I guess.  They were among the best known retail outlets in…

This Day in History for December 28

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson) 1846 – Iowa becomes 29th state of the union. 1867 –…

Thoughts While Shaving

Winter has officially arrived!  Very cold for the next week or so. There is much that can be done inside, like preparation for tax season.…

This Day in History for December 27

1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia. 1892 – Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St. John laid (NYC) 1903 –…

Thoughts While Shaving

Hope your Christmas was great! This group of Hesters’ had a great time.  A late, delicious lunch in Smithfield with immediate family, opening gifts, hit a…

This Day in History for December 26

1773 – Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia. 1799 – George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as “1st in war, 1st in peace…

Brandon Council Top Ten in Pass Protection

West Bladen grad Brandon Council finished the season ranked in the Top Ten in pass protection for offensive guards among FBS Division I schools. Council,…

This Day in History for December 25

1621 – Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas. 1651 – Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling…

Folk art in Bladenboro

By: Charlotte Smith Bladen County is full of talent. To showcase some of the talent hidden in our rural communities, Bladenboro will host local artists…

This Day in History for December 24

1777 – Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook. 1818 – Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first…

Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago

The East Bladen High School Beta Club accepted 27 new members into their organization. The Town of Bladenboro Board voted to hire a dog warden.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Not new news, but worth repeating!  Kiplinger Personal Finance has ranked UNC #1 on a list of best values in public universities and NC State…

This Day in History for December 23

1776 – Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France. 1823 – “Visit from St. Nicholas” by C Moore published in Troy (NY)…

Mrs. Angela Autry Whitaker

It has become the solemnly sad responsibility of the Majestic Servants of Service, to advise everyone that Mrs. Angela Autry Whitaker entered into her Masters’…

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