01/21/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:40 pm We Are All One Humanity 
  • 4:33 pm Elizabethtown Truck Driver missing since Lenoir County crash found
  • 3:06 pm Fayetteville Police seek missing woman
  • 2:54 pm Fayetteville Police announce arrest of man wanted on 17 warrants
  • 2:45 pm Collaborative Transmission Plan identifies 19 major reliability projects
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This Day In History

1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol. 1789 – US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker. 1826 – Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine” 1850 – San Francisco County government established. 1876 […]

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It is prom season and time for students to be crowned King and Queen of their student bodies. Two Bladen County students have shown great generosity during their reign. West Bladen High School’s new Queen Sage McDonald and King Grayson White were crowned on Friday, which was Prom night for the school. However, they were […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Bladen County School Board presented a $3.2 million budget to the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. The ABWA Gray Moss Woman of the year in Bladen County was Lillian Blackburn. A spring blizzard brought 10 inches of snow to Bladen County. The East Bladen Golf Team completed a perfect season as they won all […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The 2018 Easter season is here.  The holiest of seasons for Christians around the world.  Worship and adore him. Another annual event that is high on the list of many is the NCAA Basketball Finals.  March Madness finals will be held this weekend.  #11 Loyola-Chicago, led by 98 year old Sister Jean Delores Schmidt (Chaplain), […]

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This Day In History

1736 – Bellevue Hospital founded in a New York City almshouse – 1st public hospital in the US. 1850 – US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%) 1880 – 1st town to claim to be completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana) 1909 – Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 […]

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The Bladen Five Middle School Conference softball season opened Thursday with scrimmages at Clarkton and Bladenboro. Shortstop Addie Bowen blasted 3 home runs and batted 4-4 to lead the Clarkton School of Discovery hitters. Teammate Mariah Smith batted 3-3, and firstbaseman Shy’Asia Ratliff walloped a home run and a single. Emma Turbeville slugged a home […]

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The Bladen Five Conference baseball season opened Thursday with scrimmages at Clarkton and Bladenboro. Chase Starkloff batted 3-3 for Elizabethtown at Bladenboro. Pitcher Jackson Wright slammed a double and finished 2-3 at the plate for the Cougars. Teammate Garrison Tatum hammered a triple, and Evan Pait and Chase Knight smashed doubles. Zamar Lewis, Coleman Tatum […]

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CHARLOTTE – Every year just prior to the Passover celebration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sells the Israeli Government’s “chometz” (products derived from certain grains) to comply with Torah law during Passover. Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger had the honor of purchasing chometz from Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim and the congregation of the Charlotte Torah Center.   Congressman […]

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Chadbourn, NC – On March 27, 2018, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to WR Cribb Drive in Chadbourn in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in someone’s yard. When deputies arrived, they located a male inside of the reported vehicle. The male provided deputies with a fictitious name. Columbus Central ran the male’s […]

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Contributed Bladen County Republicans (BladenGOP) hosted their annual GOP convention on Monday, March 26 th at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Hall, and, judging from the reactions and comments from convention attendees, it was clearly an outstanding success! Keynote speaker for the crowded convention was Mr. Chuck Smith of Virginia, whose background experience includes the practice of […]

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Recently, in our joint capacity as co-chairs, we were proud to announce the reestablishment of the bipartisan Senate NATO Observer Group, to champion NATO’s current missions and strategic developments – as NATO keeps a sharp watch for rising threats from Moscow.   The Senate NATO Observer Group was first established in 1997, by then-Senate leaders […]

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By Terrence Lebo – NOAA Federal A weak cold front will be moving into the region this afternoon and will move offshore tonight. High pressure will build in behind the front Saturday morning then shift off the coast in the afternoon. The high moves farther off the coast Sunday with temperatures rising above normal. A […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in the second quarter of 2018. The CCC is required by law to announce quarterly estimates of sugar to be purchased for the Feedstock Flexibility […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden We’ve seen great improvement in reducing unemployment in both the nation and North Carolina in recent years. Many economists think the most frequently cited jobless rate could fall under four percent this year. Indeed, there is already talk of the labor market being at “full employment”, and an increasing number of […]

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Contributed The Black/Jack unit from the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy won its second National Society of Pershing Rifles Drill Championship.   The Cadets competed against 24 Pershing Rifles, Pershing Angels and BlackJacks units from all over the United States. 23 College drill teams were represented and one other high school made up this years competitive […]

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Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) Annual Car Show will be Saturday, May 5.  Registration will be 8am to 12pm.  Judging will be 1pm to 2pm and Awards 2pm to 3pm.  If you would like to enter your vehicle in the show there is a $25 entry fee or to be a vendor there is a $15 registration fee (no food […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today is Good Friday, 2018.  Most governmental offices are closed, call ahead. A new major league baseball season is officially underway as of yesterday.  Remember when the season began with a single game.  First time I recall all teams scheduled to play the first day. From the “I did not realize department”!  17% of all North […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Hannah Devane scored her second goal of the game with 4 minutes left on the clock Thursday night to lift East Bladen to a 2-1 non-conference girls soccer victory over Scotland. Devane’s first goal came in the 8th minute of play on a through ball that junior Ashley Hardin sent to sophmore […]

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By: Dora Brogdon This week a 2 to 3 year old male hound by the name of Rango has been chosen. This handsome guy is very friendly and has a ton of energy! He’s very playful and would be the perfect family dog for that perfect family! The cost to adopt a dog is $50 […]

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1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly) 1870 – 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race. 1889 – John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY) 1922 – WWL-AM in New Orleans begins radio transmissions. 1943 […]

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East Bladen’s baseball team and West Bladen’s baseball and softball teams will be participating in Easter tournaments beginning Saturday. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles bring a 3-6 record into their opening round game Saturday in the Terry Sanford Easter Tournament against Freedom Christian Academy (4-5). Game time is 4 p.m. Coach Kim Cain’s West Bladen baseball […]

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DUBLIN – West Bladen swept a Three Rivers Conference boys tennis double-header from Fairmont Thursday. The Knights won the first match 5-4 then took the second match by a 6-3 score. Match One Singles Jose Osorio (WB) defeated Fairmont #1 by default Fairmont #2 defeated Edgardo Lara (WB) 7-5, 6-1 Fairmont #3 defeated Victor Arellano […]

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The annual Bladen County Shrine Club fraternal fish fry will be held Wednesday, April 11, at the Elizabethtown Food Lion parking lot. Plates cost $8 each and consist of hot Whiting fillets, sweet potato fries, cole slaw, and hush puppies. Share:

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NC DOT

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured inNCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Advanced Driver-Assistance Technology The N.C. Turnpike Authority recently tested a vehicle with advanced driver-assistance technology on the Triangle Expressway. This is part of NCTA’s commitment to safety and staying […]

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The State Board of Education will meet next week, April 4-5, in the 7th floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agendas for this meeting and executive summaries are available online. Please note that Board members will discuss all agenda items (unless otherwise noted) in their committee meetings on Wednesday, April 4. Board members will summarize their committee discussions […]

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Today is a day that has been set aside to recognize veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 officially declared March 29th as a day set aside for programs and other recognition for those veterans who served in Vietnam. We at BladenOnline.com, thank all of our veterans […]

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The Bladen County Master Gardener Volunteers will be having their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28, and again on Saturday, May 5, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown, from 8 a.m. until  1 p.m. each day. A huge variety of North Carolina grown trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tomatoes will be available […]

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DUBLIN – East Columbus scored a trio of first-half goals and defeated West Bladen 3-1 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. Freshman Josefina Taboda fired in a second-half goal for the Lady Knights. Junior Mireya Sandoval made 3 saves in goal. Wednesday night the Lady Knights lost 9-0 to Whiteville.   Share:

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According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Bladen County, between July 2010 and July 2017, lost a total of 1,716 citizens, or 4.88% of it’s population. On July 1, 2010 Bladen had a population of 35,194. On July 1, 2017 Bladen had 33,478 citizens. Other southeastern North Carolina counties fared much better. Cumberland […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a promotions ceremony on Wednesday morning. “To me, getting promoted in any organization is a big deal,” said Sheriff McVicker. Several deputies received promotions. Those receiving promotions were: Richard Allen who was promoted to the rank of First Sgt.; James Reece Daniels was promoted to the rank of […]

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FAIRMONT – West Bladen rallied with 5 runs in the sixth inning to edge Fairmont 9-8 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball action. Fairmont built a 6-0 lead before the Lady Knights rallied with 4 runs in the fourth inning. Katelynn Tatum smacked a lead-off single to right-centerfield. Madison Walters and Taylor West cracked singles that […]

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Jesus told the people of Nazareth that “He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come” (Luke 4:18-19, NLT). This Easter weekend, as we celebrate the Resurrection, I am reflecting on […]

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FAIRMONT – Fairmont exploded for ten first-inning runs en route to an 11-4 jayvee baseball victory over West BladenWednesday in Three Rivers Conference action. The Tornadoes bunched 5 hits, 4 walks and an error to score the 10 runs in the first inning. West Bladen scored a run in the top of the first. Freshman Sam […]

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The office of BladenOnline.com will be closed on Good Friday to allow our employees to observe the Easter weekend with their families. We will resume normal operations on Monday, April 2nd.  Share:

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Zach Meares pitched a one-hitter and struck out five to lead East Bladen to a 10-0 jayvee baseball victory over Whiteville Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference action. Meares walked only one batter and two batters reached base on errors. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Tyler Hill walked and raced […]

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For Sale: 93 low rider. Asking $4500 Call Chris at 910-874-4060   Share:

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NC DOT

By Faye M. Boyne, NCDOT Elwell Ferry is closed due to high water.   OPENINGS: SR 1308 (Old NC 20) SR 1308 (Old NC 20) is open.   CLOSINGS: SR1100 (Center Road) SR1100 Center Road is closed with a posted detour in both directions.  Road is closed for bridge construction and miscellaneous roadway work. Is expected to […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Admiral Ronny L. Jackson as VA Secretary and announced that Robert Wilkie, a former senior advisor to Senator Tillis, will serve as Acting VA Secretary:   “Robert Wilkie—my friend, former senior advisor, […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners held a preliminary budget meeting on Tuesday evening. This was the first glimpse of the budget requests made several of the county’s agencies. Commissioner Russell Priest was unable to attend the meeting. Bladen County Manager Greg Martin told the board county staff have not yet received the preliminary […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce Marvin Ridge High School graduate Nathan Utesch has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.   Mr. Utesch received the 2016 North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s “Heart of a Champion” award, volunteered to serve the disabled at the Joy Prom, and was a four-year […]

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By Erin Smith The Easter weekend is an important time for many individuals. In honor of the Easter weekend, area offices have announced their schedules. All federal offices will be open on Friday, March 30th, and Monday, April 2nd. Most banks will be operating on a regular schedule for Good Friday and Easter Monday with the exception of State Employees Credit […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms. “This is a major breakthrough for renewable energy in North Carolina,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “This project allows for the capture of emissions from hog operations and […]

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RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is proud to announce the arrival of a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Monday, Apr. 2 to examine aspects of the organization’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.   The purpose of the assessment is to ensure SHP complies with […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Community Broadband Playbook. The Community Broadband Playbook, developed in NC DIT’s Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO), provides communities with functional tools including templates, examples, ideas and many more resources that communities can […]

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BURGAW, N.C. – The Burgaw Driver License office, located at 805 South Walker Street, will close Thursday, March 29, at 12 p.m. and move to a new location.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, April 3, at 781 U.S. 117 South in the old Pender Plumbing Co. building.  The location will also serve as a district office for the N.C. Highway Patrol. The […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Today, one of Bladen’s finest steps down as a Captain with the Sheriff’s department and begins a new career.  Friends, family and co-workers honored Capt. Jeff Bridgers on his retirement at a ‘party in his honor’ yesterday.  His retirement is effective at the end of the day, today.  Among the tributes was the awarding of the Order of […]

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RED SPRINGS – East Bladen scored a pair of first-half goals en route to a 3-1 Three Rivers girls soccer victory over Red Springs Wednesday night. Freshmen Katie Evans and Kenia Medina and sophmore Patience Ward scored one goal each for the Lady Eagles. Senior Hannah Devane was credited with a pair of assists for […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen and West Columbus split a Three Rivers Conference boys tennis double-header Wednesday. The Eagles won the first match 5-4, while the Vikings took the second match 5-4. Match One Singles Aaron Elkins (WC) defeated Jacob Barber (EB) 8-0 Jay McGill (EB) defeated Andrew Soles (WC) 8-1 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated Tim […]

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FAIRMONT – A 4-run West Bladen rally in the seventh inning came up a run short as Fairmont escaped with a 10-9 Three Rivers Conference softball victory Wednesday night. The Lady Knights took a 1-0 first inning lead as sophmore Kyla Reed was hit by a pitch, and sophmore Alara Cashwell ripped a single to […]

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FAIRMONT – Four unearned Fairmont runs in the fifth inning preserved a 12-5 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory for the Tornadoes over West Bladen Wednesday night. The Tornadoes turned a walk, an infield hit and a pair of throwing errors into a pair of unearned first inning runs. The Knights answered with 2 runs in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville scored 6 runs in the final 3 innings to defeat East Bladen 7-2 Wednesday night Three Rivers Conference softball action. The Lady Eagles took a 1-0 first-inning lead. Junior Erica McKoy cracked a one-out single. Senior Kaley Smith walked, and juniors Olivia Hollingsworth and Anna Kate White were both hit by pitches […]

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1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day. 1867 – Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial. 1912 – Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far” 1932 – Jack […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – A 6-run seventh inning broke open an 8-1 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory for Whiteville over East Bladen Wednesday night. East Bladen senior Xavier Wooten and Whiteville’s Brooks Baldwin were locked in a 2-0 pitching duel through 6 innings. A walk, a stolen base and an error produced a Wolfpack run in the […]

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Boost the Boro, Inc. announced today that the organization will be making two scholarship awards to begin in 2018 in the month of May. Applicants for the Boost the Boro Scholarship must reside in the 28320 area and must provide evidence of such. According to Don White, President of the organization, based on the applications […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

The Town of Bladenboro is accepting bids for the paving of Grief Street and Lennon Drive. The Town is asking that all bids be sealed and both projects be bid separately. Bids must be received by 5 p.m. April 9th, 2018. Bids will be opened at 7 p.m. during the Board of Commissioner’s April meeting. […]

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By Erin Smith On Wednesday, a longtime member of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during his retirement ceremony. Captain Jeff Bridgers, who has worked with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years, was joined by his family, friends and co-workers on Tuesday for a retirement […]

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Spring Fling  2018 committee chair, Penny Walters, discusses plans for the annual spring  event at the Bladenboro Farmers Market. Event opens on April 7 with craft vendors, live band, BBQ sandwiches and plates. Share:

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce Charlotte Catholic High School graduate Charlton Epperson has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Epperson is currently a member of the Honors College at the University of Alabama and was Captain of the Charlotte Catholic cross country team. […]

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Wildfire risk typically higher through May; burning debris is the No. 1 cause of wildfires RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May. “Burning debris is the No. 1 cause of wildfires,” said Agriculture […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement on Tuesday appointed four members to each of the 100 county boards of elections and unanimously recognized the North Carolina Green Party as an official political party in the state. Recognition of the Green Party means voters now have another choice of party affiliation when […]

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Varsity Golf Final ratings were announced by Harrells Christian Academy on Tuesday. HCA came in first place with a 322. West Bladen High School came in second with a 411. East Bladen High School rounded out in third place with 449. Bladen County resident and HCA’s golfer, Cade Hancock was the medalist with a 74. Share:

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Bladen County Relay for Life has announced a change in the date for their upcoming event. The Bladen County Relay for Life will now be held on Friday, May 4, 2018, from  11 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Middle School track. There will be plenty for everyone to see and do.  The Survivor and Caregivers Gala […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that he met with imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson Monday at Buca Prison in Ismir, Turkey. Pastor Brunson is originally from Black Mountain, North Carolina, and has been imprisoned on false charges since October 7, 2016. Senator Tillis issued the following statement on his visit with Pastor Brunson: “Pastor […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Freshman Jordan Kinlaw pitched a 5-hitter and struck out 9 batters to lead East Bladen to a 13-7 jayvee softball victory over West Bladen Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference action. Sophomore Lorna Mendell and freshman Carlie West drew walks in the East Bladen first inning before Kinlaw knocked in Mendell with […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – East Bladen exploded for 8 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 15-2 victory over West Bladen Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball action. The Eagles grabbed a 2-0 first inning lead as Jay McKoy led off with a single and darted home when freshman Zach Meares belted […]

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Sixty-one players participated in the Tuesday, March 27th, Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Tourney at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The winning team, with a score of 55, was Rob Conway, Lennon Fisher, Doug Palmer and Ted Stove. Next week’s tournament will be held at Land of Lakes Golf Course near Whiteville. Share:

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By Jefferson Weaver The pictures tell part of the story, but never the whole thing. My Sister the Troll in an Easter dress and hat holding a fat toddler – me – on the porch of our home in Keener. An older version of me (not quite as fat) singing in church. My father, brother […]

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the bipartisan co-authors of the Special Counsel Integrity Act, released the following statement: “We have heard from constituents – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike – who agree that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be able to conduct his investigation without interference.  This should […]

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BURGAW, N.C. — Congratulations to R. W. Blanchard, Jr. on reaching a milestone of 50 years of service on Four County EMC’s Board of Directors! Over the years, he has witnessed much progress and development as well as many changes in the electric industry, from how setting a pole has advanced to the ever changing […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Deadline for filing income is about three weeks away, for those who have not taken care of the task, could be the fastest three weeks of the year. Looking forward to warmer weather, know berry growers are as well. Think back to previous Easter seasons, always in church, mom and dad made sure of that and we […]

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This Day In History

1796 – Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church. 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine. 1834 – Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US. 1845 – Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US. 1866 – 1st ambulance goes into service. 1881 – “Greatest […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN- West Bladen’s Lady Knights held off a pair of East Bladen rallies and defeated the Lady Eagles 7-5 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference softball action. West Bladen grabbed a 2-0 first inning lead when sophomore Kyla Reed was hit by a pitch and sprinted home when sophomore Alara Cashwell […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Junior righthander Pierce Melvin pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 17 batters to lead East Bladen to an 11-1 victory over West Bladen Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. Melvin walked one batter and hit one in his complete game performance. The Eagles broke open a tight […]

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Kiwanis’s Club of Elizabethtown welcomed new Key Club members from East Bladen at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 20 at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International […]

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Currie, NC- Moores Creek National Battlefield is implementing a controlled burn of the savannah burn unit of the park. This area contains floristic species that thrive in fire conditions which can only be replicated through controlled burns. The planned burn is to provide these species with specific habitat needs as well as to decrease fuel […]

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Spring is a time for new beginnings and it is that time of year. White Lake is a popular vacation spot for many during the warmer months. Easter weekend is the first official weekend for some businesses at White Lake. Camp Clearwater has egg hunts planned for their residents. Ski Burger is geared up for […]

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Hickory Grove Baptist Church invites the community to join in our Easter celebrations. On Saturday, March 31st, at 11:00 a.m., children of all ages are invited to our Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt, where we will hear the Easter story, enjoy games, and have lunch. On Sunday, April 1st, an Easter Sunrise Worship Service will […]

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MONROE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of Indian Trail’s Michael Macchiavello, who on March 17th won the NCAA Division 1 national wrestling championship. CLICK HERE for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s March 22nd speech in honor of Michael Macchiavello, Indian Trail’s national champion wrestler. “Mr. Speaker, […]

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Bladen County 4-H Friends and Partners need your assistance with completing their survey. Every few years, the state requires that Bladen County 4-H solicit response from the community to help plan and prepare their programs and direction for the future. Your assistance with this matter is most appreciated.  Some of the questions may be related […]

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Town of White Lake

Duties are considered at the journey level, require tact and discretion in handling sensitive or confidential matters in the program areas and provide postal service including public contact for the Town. Work requires some independence and self-initiative in activities, requires the ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage deadlines. Guides may include a variety of […]

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Elizabethtown –  The Wreath Construction Ministry of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church recently demonstrated love toward Dr. Katrina Boykin, Baldwin Branch’s First Lady by presenting her a wreath constructed by the members of the ministry.  Additionally the following poem written by Debra McKoy, ministry president was recited during the recognition. Read the poem below: Lady […]

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CHARLOTTE – The Wall Street Journal on Monday published Congressman Robert Pittenger’s response to corporate opponents of his bipartisan national security legislation: “Contrary to the inference by IBM’s Christopher Padilla and GE’s Karan Bhatia (Letters, WSJ.com, March 16th), in the very first paragraph of “How China Pushes the Limits on Military Technology Transfer” (WSJ.com, March […]

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Currie, NC- Pender County Schools, Moores Creek National Battlefield, and the Moores Creek Battleground Association partnered together and received a transportation and educational grant that will ensure all PCS 4th graders will have an opportunity to visit Southeastern North Carolina’s only National Park- Moores Creek National Battlefield, site of one of the first Patriot victories […]

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By Erin Smith Easter Week or Holy Week, as it is known around the world, is a time of great reverence for many individuals. Many churches will mark the occasion with activities and special services. Many churches and other groups in Bladen County have announced special schedules. Tuesday, March 27,  Passion Week Services continue at […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Disabled veterans are getting access to skills and experience in the growing field of cybersecurity thanks to a unique partnership between state government, the tech sector and community colleges.   The Disabled Veterans Cybersecurity Apprenticeship program is a collaboration between the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and other state agencies; ISG, a […]

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New Light Church of Bladenboro, NC, donated funds to the Southeastern Health Foundation to purchase two Kangaroo Boards which are used as Neonatal Intensive Care emergency response kits. The bags will be placed in the emergency department and operating room at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Pictured at the check presentation on March 22, from left, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

A little of this and a little of that:  Lots of sports news. Clint Boyer broke a 190 race losing streak to capture the snow-delayed race in Martinsville NASCAR race yesterday and John Hunter Nemechek eaked out a win over Kyle Benjamin in the truck series.  Timothy Peters finished 7th in the Ricky Benton Racing team’s #92 […]

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1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1841 – 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC. 1866 – US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil right bill; it later becomes 14th amendment. 1912 – 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, DC. 1930 – 1st […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophmore Patience Ward racked up a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals to lead East Bladen to a 4-0 girls soccer victory over Whiteville Monday night and into first-place in the Three Rivers Conference. Junior Ashley Hardin curled a left footed shot into the right corner of the net off of a clearing pass […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – East Columbus defeated West Bladen 8-1 Monday in a Three Rivers Conference boys tennis match. Singles East Columbus #1 defeated Jose Osorio (WB) 6-4, 6-1 East Columbus #2 defeated Edgardo Lara (WB) 6-1, 6-0 East Columbus #3 defeated Desmond Lesesne (WB) 6-1, 6-0 East Columbus #4 defeated Victor Arellano (WB) 6-3, 6-1 […]

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By Erin Smith The National Weather Service office in Wilmington has issued a frost advisory for Bladen County for Tuesday, March 27, from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid to low 30s overnight. Frost can be harmful to new vegetation, according to the National Weather Service. Share:

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The Elizabethtown Rotary Club learned about Bladen We Care on Wednesday at their luncheon meeting. Mac Campbell addressed the group regarding the activities of Bladen We Care which is celebrating its 29th year. Campbell told the group about the upcoming Bladen We Care Gala and the Bladen We Care Byron H. Gooden Golf Tournament.  The […]

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A concert to benefit the Matthew 25 Center of Tabor City will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Clarkton Presbyterian Church in Clarkton.  The concert, will feature musicians from Bladen and Columbus counties. Featured Bladen musicians are Anna Ogden Clark, Tim Olsen, and Randy Page. All contributions will benefit the […]

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Contributed Dr. Renee Steele, Bladen County Schools educator, was an inspirational speaker at the East Columbus High School JROTC Military Ball last month. Dr. Steele’s message incorporated their ball theme, “Fairy Tale.” She shared an analogy of the Three Little Pigs and how it relates to life. Dr. Steele told the cadets not to take […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, S.J. Res 57, which would undo the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2013 indirect auto lending guidance. This important guidance is a key step to limit discriminatory impact of dealer interest rate markups in the auto lending industry. The […]

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The Trinity United Methodist Men’s Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser will be Thursday, April 5th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 per plate.  Tickets can be purchased at Bladen Builders, Dickerson’s Pharmacy, or the Trinity United Methodist Church office in Elizabethtown.   Share:

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Bladen County Sports

The East Bladen at West Bladen baseball and softball games that were scheduled for Monday have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018, due to wet grounds. Share:

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The Bobby Deal Family will be in concert at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 11 am.  The church is located at 1989 Bull Street near Garland. For more information, please contact Rev. Gary McMillan at 910-876-1148.  Feel free to come and join our worship service.   Share:

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Public Meeting

The Healthy Bladen Collaborative meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 9 a.m. has been rescheduled. The Collaborative will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 9 a.m. Share:

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