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Posts published in July 2018

This Day in History for August 1

1789 – US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act. 1855 – Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants. 1876 – Colorado…

Double rainbow

Contributed by Bridget Ezzell A double rainbow was spotted by Bridget Ezzell of Elizabethtown. The bow crossed the sky on Monday afternoon. Share:

Thoughts While Shaving

With fall sports practice barely underway, thoughts turn to Back-to-School.  As a youngster in Bladenboro, meant a trip to a clothing store moved to top…

This Day in History for July 31

1777 – Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army. 1849 – Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon. 1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded…

West Bladen Football Still Taking Players

West Bladen’s Knights opened their 2018 official football practice schedule Monday morning with 34 players on hand, but Coach Kris Williams said that additional players…

This Day in History for July 30

1619 – House of Burgesses, Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body. 1739 – Casper Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey. 1869 –…

Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago

Eight people were treated at Bladen County Hospital due to heat exhaustion. Bladen County received $428,728 for secondary road construction. Assistant County Administrator Bill Davis…

This Day in History for July 29

1773 – 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio. 1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end…

Thoughts While Shaving for Sunday, July 29

It’s Sunday, and after church, a day for relaxation. A few reminders: A ground breaking ceremony is planned for Wednesday, August 1st at the FFA…

East Bladen Fall Sports Tryouts Begin Monday

Tryouts and practice for East Bladen football, volleyball and women’s tennis will begin Monday. Men’s soccer will begin Tuesday. All participants must have a current…

Thoughts While Shaving

Interesting stat on one of the local TV weathercast recently, you may have seen as well. Over 50 inches of rain has been recorded in Wilmington so…

This Day in History for July 28

1849 – Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY. 1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in…

West Bladen Fall Sports Tryouts Begin Monday

Tryouts for all West Bladen fall sports will begin Monday. All participants must have a current physical on file with the school. The times for…

Thoughts While Shaving

Never dreamed there was so much ‘drug activity’ as appears to be now in Bladen County, every area of the county.  Sheriff’s deputies are making…

East Bladen Men’s Soccer Try-outs Tuesday

Coach Jay Raynor has announced that East Bladen men’s soccer try-outs will be held Tuesday from 8-11 a.m. and then later that day continued from…

Free Kids Golf Clinic at Vineyard Golf

Pam Davis Taylor will be holding a free Kids Golf Clinic at Vineyard Golf at White Lake beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. and continuing for…

BCC Fall Registration is Open

Contributed Registration for fall classes is now open. Bladen Community College offers 80 curriculum courses, associate degrees, high school credentialing, skilled workforce programs, and opportunities…

Thoughts While Shaving

One more reminder of the Summer Sounds Concert from 6 to 9 PM today at Cape Fear Farmers Market.  Music provided by The Pizzaz Band and it…

Church Yard Sale to benefit David Johnson

Colly Chapel Church will conduct a Yard Sale on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 7 a.m. All proceeds will go to David “Punk” Johnson for…

Edward Luke Thurston

August 2, 1954 – July 22, 2018 Edward Luke Thurston, 63, of Oak Island, has transitioned from the Earthly plane. He was an islander from…

Thoughts While Shaving

Interesting to observe crops, in some areas, great crops, and just a few miles down the road, not so good.  Has to do with how much rain…

This Day in History for July 25

1729 – North Carolina becomes a royal colony. 1854 – Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar. 1866 –…

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