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Posts published in December 2017

This Day in History for December 22

1807 – US Congress passes Embargo Act, prohibiting American ships from trading in all foreign ports, as a result of involvement in hostilities between France…

Winter Solstice begins

The winter solstice begins today (Thursday, December 21)  marking this as the shortest day of the year. This marks the time that the Northern Hemisphere…

Events for Bladen County

By: Dora Brogdon The Christmas weekend brings plenty of excitement as everyone is busy making final preparations for Christmas morning. There is plenty to do…

This Day in History for December 21

1620 – 1,033 Mayflower Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. 1829 – 1st stone arch railroad bridge is US dedicated, Baltimore. 1891 – 1st game…

Thoughts While Shaving

One more procedural vote in the US House is all that stands between a tax overhaul bill and a formal signing of the legislation by President…

JV Boys Basketball: Union 46, West Bladen 32

ROSE HILL – Union defeated West Bladen 46-32 Monday night in non-conference jayvee boys basketball action. Ronald Thompson pumped in 6 of his team-high 8…

This Day in History for December 20

1606 – Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia. 1790 – 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Monday night’s NFL score:  Atlanta Falcons 24 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21. College Football moves to center stage as Bowl games begin.  A partial lineup:…

Boys Basketball: West Bladen 74, Union 57

ROSE HILL – West Bladen pulled away with a 23-12 fourth quarter blitz that sealed a 74-57 non-conference boys basketball victory for the Knights over…

Girls Basketball: West Bladen 56, Union 41

ROSE HILL – Senior Mikayla Winebarger and junior Scjada Ellison threw in two baskets each in the final quarter as West Bladen pulled away to…

Boys Basketball: St. Pauls 58, East Bladen 40

ELIZABETHTOWN – A 22-7 second-quarter St. Pauls blitz propelled the Bulldogs to a 58-40 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Friday night.…

JV Boys Basketball: St. Pauls 43, East Bladen 27

ELIZABETHTOWN – A 14-4 closing run carried St. Pauls to a 43-27 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over East Bladen Monday night. After…

This Day in History for December 19

1732 – Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack” 1795 – 1st state appropriation of money for road building,…

Thoughts While Shaving

One week left to shop before Christmas…. Late NFL score from last nights action….Cowboys 20 – Raiders 17. Tonight, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Several…

Thoughts While Shaving

Never a dull moment in the USA.  So much info, obviously some true and much untruth.  Check FactCheck.org when you are searching for facts vs…

This Day in History for December 17

1728 – Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city’s first synagogue. 1798 –…

Thoughts While Shaving

The parades are over, shopping is underway, church cantatas are planned (many his weekend) all in preparation for the arrival of Christmas Day. For most, a…

Boys Basketball: Whiteville 81, West Bladen 54

DUBLIN – Whiteville raced to a 20-9 first quarter lead en route to an 81-54 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Friday…

Girls Basketball: Whiteville 47, West Bladen 44

DUBLIN – Whiteville built a 23-16 halftime lead and held on for a 47-44 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night.…

Girls Basketball: East Bladen 60, Fairmont 20

ELIZABETHTOWN – The East Bladen duo of junior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson and sophmore Patience Ward combined for 36 points Friday night as the Lady Eagles pounded…

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