03/25/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:25 pm Tillis Sends Bipartisan Letter Seeking Answers on Possible Tariffs for Foreign Autos
  • 4:12 pm Work to retrieve vehicle from river to resume soon
  • 3:44 pm April 2019 meeting of the Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter
  • 3:19 pm Firefighters battle brush fire near Clarkton
  • 2:30 pm Dietary Manager
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A Medical and Nursing job fair is planned for Tuesday, June 19th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the NC Works Career Center of Bladen County located on Mercer Mill Road in Elizabethtown.   Share:

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Save the date for the upcoming 2018 Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance to benefit Bladen County 4-H. This special night will be Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You can download and print a registration form here to submit with appropriate total. New this year – you can register online and mail payment […]

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PA-C or FNP 3 day weekend (Friday through Sunday) Above average pay and only 4 day work week. New facility with experienced support staff. Hours are flexible Great work environment Very manageable patient load. Looking for mid-level provider for private practice to make it their own. Must be comfortable being sole provider in the office. […]

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Contributed   The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will conduct a Baccalaureate Service (Corps Only) on Friday evening, June 1, beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Stone Ceremony at 7:22 p.m. A candlelight parade will begin immediately following the Stone Ceremony. On Saturday morning, June 2nd, the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will conduct […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater has announced their 2018-19 Schedule. Tickets for the new season will go on sale beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 24th. Ticketing Information  Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased online by going to the theater’s web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with […]

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By Erin Smith The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is planning to monitor the waters of White Lake this summer. The town was contacted by DWR officials regarding plans the agency has to place a monitoring platform in the center of the lake which will be utilized to monitor the lake water. “We have […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Transportation took time out this week to honor employees for their heroics while on the job. On March 15, NCDOT maintenance worker Bradley Hussey was working in Moore County near U.S. 1 when he saw smoke billow from a passenger car that had smashed into a pine tree. He grabbed a fire extinguisher […]

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Contributed RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, Antonio Kevin McKoy, 31, of Garland, NC, Tony Chevallier, 31, of Turkey, NC, and Jabarr Ryeheine Rudolph, 38, of Clinton, NC were convicted in Federal Court following a seven day jury trial before Chief United […]

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Contributed Whiteville, NC –Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit arrested Joseph David Prince, 51, of Wright Road in Tabor City. Mr. Prince turned himself in to investigators on Wednesday, May 30th. The arrest is the result of an investigation initiated after Mr. Prince left the position of Columbus County Animal Control Director on August 28, […]

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DUBLIN – The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost webinars and seminars in June. Parliamentary Procedures Made Easy is scheduled for Mon., June 11, from 6 until 8 P.M., at the East Arcadia Center in Riegelwood.   Implementing a Social Media Strategy is planned for Tues., June 19, from 2 […]

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Laborer wanted for carpentry, painting, etc.  Must have driver’s license and clean background check. Experience is required. Pay will be based on experience. For an appointment call 910-876-3099 and ask for Rose. Share:

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This Saturday, June 2, the Thompson’s will hold a family reunion at the Sandy Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Family and friends are encouraged to come and bring any photos they have to share with the family. For more information call Patricia Thompson Edge at (920)-876-7144. The Clarkton PFWB Church is inviting friends […]

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By Erin Smith The building which formerly housed Jessup Motors and others in Elizabethtown is now a memory. The building is being torn down by the town to make way for a new fire department and rescue building. The age of the building is uncertain, but Town Manager Eddie Madden said the town has photographs […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College is partnering with the Bladen County Opioid task force to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for the community with no registration fee to participants. The classes will include a discussion about Naloxone, (sold as Narcan), a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially when an opioid overdose has […]

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Road Closing

By: Faye Boyne , NCDOT OPENINGS: 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 be closed until July 3, 2018.   SR1136 (White-McEwen Road) SR1136 White-McEwen Road is closed for Maintenance near Clarkton. It is […]

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By Roxana Ross The field of neonatal therapy is relatively new, and Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center is very proud to have two therapists who can work in the highly specialized environment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Since 2016, Occupational Therapist and Inpatient Rehab Services Coordinator Jyutika Zope and Physical Therapist William […]

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Hard to believe, today is the last day of May 2018.  It’s been a wet month, and a 70% chance of more rain today.  National Weather Service forecast indicates a half to three quarters of an inch possible, plus another shower likely tonight. More often than not, what sounds like something to good to be true, usually needs […]

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Letter from Dean Hilton, HD3 Farms of the Carolinas Many people believe that a series of nuisance trials under way in the federal court in Raleigh affect only the named defendant, a division of Smithfield Foods. They’re wrong. All of agriculture is on trial – and the outcome of these lawsuits affects all of us […]

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Two West Bladen players –junior Jose Osorio and sophmore Logan Lewis – and one from East Bladen – sophmore Jay McGill – have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference tennis team. Osorio was the Knights No. 1 singles player and reached the finals of the Three Rivers Conference tournament to qualify for the MidEast […]

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Raleigh, NC — Today the North Carolina State Senate voted to approve budget adjustments. All Democrats but one voted against the budget. NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes responded below: “Today North Carolina Senate Democrats voted against teachers, state employees, and keeping school children safe. It was a vote against their constituents and North Carolina. The people deserve […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court today, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced JAMES TRUMAN WIGGINS, JR.¸68, of LaGrange, North Carolina to 25 months of imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  In addition the court ordered WIGGINS to pay restitution in the amount […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, ANTONIO KEVIN MCKOY, 31, of Garland, NC, TONY CHEVALLIER, 31, of Turkey, NC, and JABARR RYEHEINE RUDOLPH, 38, of Clinton, NC were convicted in Federal Court following a seven day jury trial before Chief United States […]

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Students at Bladenboro’s Carolina Karate have advanced in rank.  Pictured (Left to Right): Emma Gilmore (Yellow Belt), Kaylee Gilmore (Yellow Belt), Hartleigh Britt (Yellow Belt), Topher Callihan (Blue Belt).  Share:

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Update: Hilo, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 From lava damage in Hawaii to flooding in the western part of North Carolina emergency management personnel members are preparing and planning. Bradley Kinlaw, Director of Bladen County Emergency Management Services discusses the lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano covering a geothermal power station, evacuations and the flooding in […]

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NC DOT

  STAR – The N.C. Department of Transportation has a safety message for motorists: Never try to outrun a train at a railroad crossing. To illustrate its point, the agency today staged and videotaped a simulation showing a remote-controlled car trying to beat a train at a railroad crossing in Montgomery County. The car, fitted with […]

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By Erin Smith The NC Department of Health and Human Services has released the Bladen County State of the County Health Report for 2017. The report identifies two priorities in the county in terms of health. The first priorities are substance abuse/misuse of tobacco/vapor products, alcohol and prescription drug abuse/misuse. The second set of priorities […]

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Raleigh, NC — Democratic State Senator Don Davis is moving to the top of the NCGOP’s target list in this years legislative election if he votes against the state budget adjustments currently on the legislative floor– meaning he would be voting against protecting school children, pay raises for state workers, and “living wage” pay increases for state employees. […]

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Words cannot express how proud we are of you. You are an exceptional fine young man, athlete, and student. Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!  Aunt Patti & All your family Share:

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We would like to say “Thank You” to all of our customers at Minuteman Food Mart for their generous contribution during our MDA fundraiser. Because of you, we were able to raise $65,000.00 this year!! It takes a lot of money to send a child to camp each year and because of your faithfulness to […]

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By Erin Smith After 22 years, an event that many Bladen County residents have looked forward to will not take place this year. The Ammon Blueberry Festival has ended its run after it was decided to not move forward with festival plans for this year, according to Marguerite Coble, one of the event’s many organizers. […]

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The Elizabethtown Fire Department takes our responsibility very seriously. Our community is protected by dedicated and committed emergency service responders who do their jobs when called upon, even at three o’clock in the morning. Saving lives and protecting property is not an easy task responding to over 1,000 calls a year. We do it willingly and often […]

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RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in April. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.9 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.8 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 5.8 percent had the […]

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By Erin Smith The Memorial Day weekend was marred for one family after a Columbus County man was found floating in a pound near Orrum on Monday, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. The man was identified as Roy Dale Ammons, 54, of Arthur Collier Road. According to officials, Ammons’ vehicle was spotted parked near […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown man was found not guilty of drugs charges and other charges against him have been dismissed. Treiman Davon Thomas, of 1003 Richardson Street in Elizabethtown, was found not guilty of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver, not guilty of possession of schedule II substance, and not guilty of delivering a […]

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By Erin Smith The Healthy Bladen Collaborative met on Tuesday morning at the Bladen County Health Department and heard about a partnership formed between the Healthy Bladen Summer Recreation and Bladen County 4-H. The Healthy Bladen Summer Kids Recreation program consists of The locations for this year’s program will be East Arcadia School, Bladenboro Middle School, Elizabethtown […]

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By Erin Smith A former Smithfield Foods employee was arrested and charged with felony larceny by employee. Michael James Baxley Jr. of 310 Ronald Britt Road, Bladenboro, was charged with three counts of felony larceny by employee and three counts of possession of stolen goods, according to Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Larry Guyton. He […]

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US Senator Thom Tillis was the speaker at the 50th Annual Meeting of Southeastern Economic Development Commission, yesterday (Tuesday). He spoke about ongoing events facing Congress for a short time and then took questions from attendees. Impressive individual. Spent his early years moving around, earning his college degree at the age of 36. SEDC assist 12 counties, […]

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1498 – Christopher Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America. 1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida. 1806 – Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy. 1848 – William G Young patents ice cream freezer. 1879 – An F4 […]

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BLADENBORO – Righthander Kaleb Gaddy struck out the side in the final inning to preserve an 11-7 victory for Tar Heel over the Bladenboro Yankees Tuesday night in Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball minor league action. Hannah Rice pitched the first three innings and struck out six batters to pick up the victory for Tar […]

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Join the men of Greater McKoy’s Chapel Church, Inc.  located in Dublin, NC where Dr. Delora LeSane is the pastor, on Sunday, June 4 at 4pm for their Annual Men’s Day service.  Elder David Marible, Jr. , pastor of St. Paul Church of Christ DOC of Clinton, NC will be the guest preacher.  Come join us for […]

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By Erin Smith The Southeastern Economic Development Commission marked 50 years of service in economic development on Tuesday at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery.  US Senator Thom Tillis was the keynote speaker for the luncheon meeting. Senator Tillis told the group that Congress has been working to reduce the regulatory burdens placed on businesses and tax reform is […]

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Jefferson Weaver

by Jefferson Weaver A few years back, I accidentally became friends with a producer of so-called reality shows. He and his buddies were fascinated that the man wearing a three-piece suit was also a trapper. For several months, we discussed the possibility of a television show. That all came to a screeching halt when one […]

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HealthWorks is so excited that the 24-Hour Fitness area is now up and running. We will be offering specials and discounts the entire month of June to celebrate!!! Come and join us for a fun filled month. Starting in June we will have an updated group exercise schedule, which will include a children’s class as […]

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Contributed West Bladen High School Senior Sean Nunnery has been awarded a Golden Leaf Scholarship for $10,000.00. Sean will also be involved in various other leadership activities through the scholarship. Nunnery will be attend NC State University. Nunnerys’ parents are Kristy Bullard and Mike Nunnery. Share:

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USDA

Many Participants Will Receive Payments Beginning in Early June The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect. The program protects dairy producers by paying them based on […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved two rate change requests from Piedmont Natural Gas, which together decrease the average residential customer’s monthly bill by $1. In May 2018, Piedmont Natural Gas filed requests with the NCUC to change two separate components of its billing rate – the Integrity Management Rider (IMR) and the benchmark […]

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By Dora Brogdon This week a 1 year old mal Border Collie mix named Grrumpy has been picked as Pet of the Week! This energetic guy has been at the shelter since April 25 and he’s waiting on his forever family to come pick him up! He’s very friendly and just loves to play! The cost to […]

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Public Meeting

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, regarding the fiscal year 2018-19 proposed budget. The meeting will be held in the commissioners room located on the lower level of the Courthouse, 106 East Broad Street, Elizabethtown. Share:

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By Erin Smith Bladen County will soon have a Teen Challenge program for women. The group will officially close on the property this week and an Open House is planned for Saturday, June 23rd, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The house is located on Lula Long Road in the Ammon community. Pastor Holly Loyer said, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

May has been a wet month, not sure how much rainfall, but wet.  Fortunately, the rain was needed.  Monday, we recorded over 2 inches of rain at the Hester household, about the same at the Curtis Brown Airport in Elizabethtown.  More is expected over the next few days.  The National Weather Service forecast indicates an 80% chance today, […]

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This Day In History

1630 – John Winthrop begins “History of New England” 1721 – South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony. 1765 – Patrick Henry’s historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of “Treason!” with, “If this be treason, make the most of it!” 1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people […]

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The Pirates won both the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch Regular Season and Tournament Championships. The Pirates won the regular season with a 12-3 record and went undefeated in the post-season tournament. Bottom row: Wyatt Price, Eli Johnson, Prince Powell, Lyrik Lawson, Liam Heath, Prince Powell.  Second row: John High Jr., Cooper Long, Cade Rogers, […]

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National Weather Service

By Rachel Gross-Zouzias Flash Flood Watch in effect until Tuesday morning.Tropical moisture streaming north into the forecast area producing periods of heavy rain through at least Tuesday. Isolated gusts to 45 mph in heavier showers or isolated thunderstorms. For marine interests, Small Craft Advisory in effect through Tuesday. Coastal Flooding possible during times of high tide. […]

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It’s Memorial Day. We pause and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. A ribbon cutting is planned for Elizabethtown Inn Thursday, May 31st @ 4:30 PM. All are welcome. A Crazy Fun Color Run is planned for Saturday, June 9 at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park.  It’s a fund-raiser for United Way. Begins at 9 […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued a video statement in honor of America’s fallen heroes ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018.   Click HERE to watch the video.   “Memorial Day is a very important day that we all reflect on the men and women in uniform who paid the ultimate sacrifice […]

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Better move that Memorial Day cookout indoors. The day set aside to remember military members who gave their life in defense of the United States figures to be a soaker. A flash flood watch has been issued through 6 p.m. Monday for Bladen County by the National Weather Service as more than two inches of […]

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Tammy Heustess of Clarkton is to receive a Farm Bureau Scholarship. Bladen County Hospital celebrated National Hospital week. Kay Hester of Bladenboro graduated Summa Cum Laude at Pembroke State with a 4.0 grade point average. Former Bladen County Wildlife Officer James Kenneth Bass pled guilty to drug charges. Share:

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1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston) 1892 – Sierra Club formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco, for conservation of nature. 1923 – US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere. 1928 – Dodge Brothers Inc and Chrysler Corporation merge. 1929 – 1st all color talking picture […]

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LAKE POINT, GA – Elizabethtown’s Lefrederick Wooten and his Dirt Bags Camo baseball team were defeated 5-4 Sunday by the 643 DP Cougars from Atlanta, GA in the quarterfinals of the Perfect Game Wood Bat 14U Memorial Day Baseball Tournament. Wooten batted 1-3 in the semi-final loss and finished 5-12 at the plate in the […]

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1796 – James S McLean patents his piano. 1916 – Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx. 1916 – President Woodrow Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations. 1930 – Richard Drew invents masking tape. 1930 – The 1,046-foot […]

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LAKE POINT, GA – Elizabethtown’s Lefrederick Wooten and his Dirt Bags Camo baseball team won two more games Saturday in the Perfect Game Wood Bat 14U Memorial Day Baseball Tournament. Wooten batted a perfect 3-3 in a 15-0 victory over the Georgia Bombers Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon the Dirt Bags defeated Diamond USA from Knoxville, […]

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RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 20 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 144th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended 15 weeks of rigorous training preparing them for a fulfilling career of service to the state of North Carolina.   The ceremony was held at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 […]

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By Joy Warren Related articles: https://bladenonline.com/remembering-those-killed-in-action-in-vietnam-this-memorial-day/ https://bladenonline.com/visual-improvements-to-lake-water/ Share:

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Memorial Day Tribute By Ellen Gause I personally do not know any veterans who lost their lives in service to our country.  However, I would like to pay tribute to 47 veterans who served in my husband’s unit in Vietnam who were killed in action.  These men served in the Americal Division, Alpha Company, 5th/46th […]

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Memorial Day weekend 2018 is here.  White Lake water appears to be improving, apparently OK to swim and play in and boat on. A chance of showers is in the forecast, and a tropical storm threatens the southern most parts of the US, as hurricane season begins. Lest we forget, “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United […]

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A chance of showers is in the forecast, and a tropical storm threatens the southern most parts of the US, as hurricane season begins. Lest we forget, “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  The holiday, which is currently observed every […]

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1861 – US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South. 1868 – US President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote. 1896 – Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94) 1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge signs law restricting immigration. 1925 – Tigers’ Ty Cobb is 1st […]

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BLADENBORO – Weston Hilburn and Hunter Hester combined to pitch a no-hitter and strike out 8 batters to lead the Bladenboro Reds to an 11-0 victory over Tar Heel in Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball Minor League action Friday night. Hilburn pitched the first 2-plus innings and struck out 3 batters while walking one. Hester […]

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Elizabethtown Middle School held its athletic awards banquet recently. Alexus Mitchell was named Female Athlete of the Year. Raymond Autry and Chase Starkloff were named co-Male Athlete of the Year. Other award winners were: Football MVP – Raymond Autry Rookie of the Year (8th) – Ahmad Powell Rookie of the Year (7th) – Malcolm Bolden […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of North Carolina’s Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper requesting information on the distribution of Hurricane Matthew recovery funds provided to the state of North Carolina through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Program In the letter […]

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Raleigh, NC — North Carolina lawmakers recently announced additions to the state budget including school safety initiatives as part of a comprehensive plan to increase the protection of students in the classroom, as well as significant pay raises termed “living wage minimum” for state employees. “We are focused not only on immediate needs to protect our children from […]

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USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect.   The program protects dairy producers by paying them based on the difference between the national all-milk price and the […]

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  By Erin Smith On Monday, the Take Back NC Initiative unveiled a get tough plan for drug dealers. The plan calls for stiffer penalties for those caught dealing drugs and for those dealers whose products cause the death of a user to be charged with second degree murder. That theme was continued as the […]

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With the alum treatments having been completed one week ago, many Bladen County residents who have not yet had the opportunity to visit White Lake are wondering what the lake water looks like now. Many residents of the lake are reporting the water is showing signs of clearing. To see before and after pictures and find […]

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Bladen County Smart Start’s Lending Library presents Family Fun Time every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. These fun and engaging family workshops will take place at the Bladen Smart Start Office located at 228 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown.  The Family Fun  Time is open to children ages birth to five and their care givers. There will be a new topic […]

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In honor of EMS Week Bladen County Hospital surprised the local EMS team with their own office space at the hospital. Tommy Lindsay, Engineering Director, explained that the EMS team needed their own space to be able to work between calls. “This has been a plan of ours for quite some time and this week […]

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NEW BERN – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, Kiet Vo, 50, of Fayetteville, was sentenced by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan to 18 months imprisonment for one count of Conspiracy to Conduct an Illegal Gambling Business. In January 2015, with the […]

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National Weather Service

By Rachel Gross-Zouzias Warm and humid weather will continue through the weekend with isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms through Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread late Sunday into Memorial Day. The risk for flooding will increase late in the holiday weekend. Rip current risk is moderate along the Cape Fear coast today […]

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  East Bladen High School held its athletic banquet Thursday night. Pierce Melvin was named the Male Athlete of the Year and Ashley Hardin was named the Female Athlete of the Year. Other athletes honored included: Joe Bostic Camp Award – Patience Ward Lacy West Award – Zachary Meares Wade Taylor Award – Jacob Barber […]

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Municipal and County governments are always looking for various ways to help keep citizens informed about important events and emergencies taking place in their communities. The town of Elizabethtown has joined Code Red and Police Chief Tony Parrish addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club regarding the new system.  According to Chief Parrish, the Code Red alert […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden Two decades ago I wrote an op-ed piece discussing the idea of a mileage tax as a replacement for the gas tax. This was in the days before everyone used email, and texting hadn’t even been invented. Many people still communicated by writing letters. I received several letters expressing both pro […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced they have secured a provision in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a plan to Congress to remove the Government of Turkey from participation in the F-35 program.   The plan to Congress […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of the committee’s markup of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The committee voted overwhelmingly, 25-2, to pass the bill, which supports $716 billion in funding national defense for fiscal year 2019. The legislation includes […]

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Social media provides so much info, good and bad.  It’s a place where opinions are expressed, where we learn so much.  I really enjoy scrolling thru.  I seldom post anything but ‘Happy Birthday’. Checking today, numerous pictures and comments about youngsters being honored for various reasons as the school year comes to a close.  They […]

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1721 – John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent. 1787 – Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding. 1895 – Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency. 1919 – Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap. 1927 – Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced Marvin Earl Blanks, Jr., 33, of Lumberton, North Carolina, to 84 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. Blanks was named in a two-count Indictment on […]

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WILMINGTON– The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that a Federal grand jury in Wilmington has returned an indictment against Raymond Lee Bryant, Jr., of Roseboro, North Carolina.  Bryant is charged with carjacking, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking,  possession with intent […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This weekend there will be plenty for Bladen County residents to see and do as they prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, there will be a Grilled Chicken Plate fundraiser at the Camp Clearwater Arcade in White Lake. Each plate of food will cost $7 and will begin at 11 […]

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  Includes Tillis-Warren Proposal Protecting Veterans From Predatory Lending   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, applauded the President signing the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act into law. The bipartisan legislation is the result of work from Congressional members on both sides of […]

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The Bladen County Opioid Task Force will host a Community Forum tonight (Thursday, May 24th) at 6:30 p.m. at Bladen Community College Auditorium. The forum is open to the public. Learn specific data for Bladen County and ask questions to a panel of experts. Thanks for your support in helping with this issue. Share:

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By Erin Smith The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a “near to above normal” 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends on November 30th. Forecasters are predicting there will be 10 to 16 named storms this year of which 5 to 9 could become major hurricanes. […]

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Raleigh- Updated Information regarding the funeral of fallen Trooper Samuel Bullard is as follows: Visitation will be at the Walker Center at Wilkes Community College (1328 S Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697) from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Friday May 25, 2018. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. immediately following visitation at the Walker Center, availability on […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill passed by Congress every year to authorize funding levels for the military and our men and women in uniform:   “During the course of the past decade, our military has just […]

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There will be a barbecue pork and chicken plate sale on Saturday, May 26, from 11 am to 3 pm at Graham Tabernacle FBH Church. The church is located at 281 Grand Road, Clarkton, NC. Cost of plates will be $5.00 each. Please Call Carolyn at (910) 549-9895 for more information. Share:

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By Erin Smith Smithfield Foods is investing in Bladen County with a $115 million expansion. Part of that expansion will see the NC Department of Transportation (NC DOT) assist the company with improving truck access to the facility. Bladen County Economic Development Director Chuck Heustess said, “The expansion is a phenomenal project for Bladen County.” […]

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Pittenger’s legislation to clarify commercial lending rules included in Financial Regulatory Reform bill   WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump signed major regulatory reform legislation into law, including a key provision written by Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09).   As part of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), Congressman Pittenger’s provision clarifies and […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County residents are being urged to secure their four wheelers when they are not in use after a rash of four wheeler thefts. “There have been several four wheelers stolen in the southern part of Bladen County,” said Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton. The most recent theft was reported on […]

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By Erin Smith The Shallotte Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the photos. He is wanted for questioning by police for making fraudulent purchases at the Lowes Home Improvement Store in Shallotte and at other locations in North and South Carolina. If you have any information as to […]

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A Chicken & Rice Plate Sale is planned for Saturday, June 9, beginning at 11a.m. All proceeds go to benefit Jessica Allen Ludlum. Cost of plates is a donation. Bake sale items will also be available. The fundraiser is sponsored by Hickory Grove Baptist Church and the Bladenboro Benefit Committee. Share:

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