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Posts published in January 2018

This Day in History for January 25

1775 – Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx) 1799 – 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner,…

East Bladen Girls No. 8 in NC Preps Poll

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles are ranked No. 8 in NC preps.com’s latest Class 2A State Basketball poll. Coach Patty Evers’ team sports a 15-1 record…

This Day in History for January 24

1639 – Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders. 1848 – James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. 1901 – 1st games played…

Bladen Recreation Basketball Results

Here are Monday’s and Tuesday’s Bladen County Recreation Department youth basketball results played at King Street gym in Elizabethtown. Tuesday 10-12 Boys League Knicks 20,…

Thoughts While Shaving

Bob Lewis, former East Bladen football coach, most recently Clinton coach is stepping down after a very successful career.  The 75-year-old coach is ending a 41-year…

This Day in History for January 23

1789 – Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded. 1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree. 1889 –…

Thoughts While Shaving

Super Bowl 2018 we’ll see the Eagles vs Patriots. Checking for previous Federal Govt. Shut-Downs – Past 30 years and leaders: 1981- President Reagan (R)  Senate-Howard Baker (R)  House-Tip…

Saturday’s Lil Knights Basketball Results

Here are Saturday’s results from the Lil Knights Basketball League played at West Bladen High School. NBA League Rockets 35, Lakers 34 Rockets (35) –…

Bladen County GOP to meet

The Bladen County GOP will conduct their monthly meeting on Monday, January 22nd, at 6 p.m. at San Jose restaurant in Elizabethtown.  There will be updated information regarding the annual convention…

Thoughts While Shaving

Growing older has some advantages and some disadvantages.  Life seemed to be less complicated many years ago.  There was less news,  The Bladen Journal was about…

Basketball Games Rescheduled for Thursday

Both East Bladen and West Bladen have rescheduled basketball games from Wednesday night to Thursday night due to the high school exam being backed up…

Thoughts While Shaving

The Barnum and Bailey circus has closed.  The circus has moved to D.C.  Maybe the tents could be resurrected in Washington, one for the House, one for the…

Boys Basketball: Red Springs 55, East Bladen 53

ELIZABETHTOWN – Red Springs made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left to edge East Bladen 55-53 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference boys basketball…

Girls Basketball: East Bladen 48, Red Springs 32

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen’s Lady Eagles avenged their only loss of the season Friday night with a 48-32 girls basketball victory over second-place Red Springs…

Thoughts While Shaving

Bladen County Schools will open with a 2-hour delay today, for staff and students. Today is the deadline for a fundraiser for Senior Games that…

This Day in History for January 19

1865 – Union occupies Fort Anderson, North Carolina. 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at…

Supreme Court Grants North Carolina’s Application to Delay Redrawing of Electoral Maps, Putting Fair Elections in North Carolina in Jeopardy For 2018 Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court said North Carolina does not have to redraw its congressional voting maps by January 29, as a federal district court ordered on…

No DACA No CR Bill Conference Call Update

Charlotte, NC- Please join our #DACA conference call update tonight @ 1900 (7pm EDT). We will also live stream on Facebook Christian’s update during the call. Now…

This Day in History for January 18

1733 – 1st polar bears exhibited in America in Boston. 1778 – Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) 1869 – Elegant California…