12/11/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 3:57 am The Gift That Tops Parents’ Holiday Wish Lists May Surprise You
  • 3:55 am Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm
  • 3:50 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 3:47 am This Day in History – December 11
  • 1:04 pm Bladen County Solid Waste holiday schedule
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

August 30, 2018 Letter to the Editor: This morning, the DEA closed Anderson’s Drug Store for a few hours to conduct an audit. It was inconvenient, but let me assure you that the DEA was just doing its job. The opioid crisis is real. We see its effects every day. And Anderson’s Drug Store wants […]

READ MORE

By Charlotte Smith A lot of folks were ready for five o’clock this Friday due to the long holiday weekend ahead. In Tar Heel, just past Smithfield, on Highway 87 North we saw a NC Highway Patrol Officer on his hands and knees helping a stranded motorist change her flat tire. By the time we […]

READ MORE
Bladenboro Historical Building

The Bladenboro Visual Arts Council is sorry to announce that the art exhibit planned for Sept. through Nov., by Ben Gordan, the caricature artist, will be postponed indefinitely, due to unforeseen circumstances.  We hope to have Ben with us in the future, and we will be announcing that at the time.  Thus, there will not […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith Warm, sunny skies greeted shoppers as the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale kicked off Friday morning in downtown Elizabethtown. Sale items could be found both inside and outside as merchants greeted eager shoppers. Libby Davis of Lumberton spent her morning in Elizabethtown browsing the many sale items available during the Sidewalk Sale. […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith A kitchen fire at 148 Sunshine Road in White Oak left a home heavily damaged on Friday morning. The home’s owner, Mary Cole, said she was preparing breakfast in the kitchen and after putting sausage on to cook, decided to fry chicken for supper. Cole said she placed some oil in a pot […]

READ MORE

DUBLIN – As the fall semester commenced at Bladen Community College, the August 30th convocation was an opportunity for pensive reflection and great expectations for students and staff on campus. “There is no limit to what you can achieve,” remarked Board of Trustees Chair Dennis Troy. In this assembly of campus-wide staff, faculty, and students, […]

READ MORE

 Gary Mohr of Ohio correction department to join DPS next month RALEIGH — Secretary Erik A. Hooks announced today that Gary Mohr, a nationally recognized leader in corrections, has agreed to serve as a Senior Executive Advisor to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Mohr will focus exclusively on prison issues with the Division of Adult […]

READ MORE

It is almost time for the annual McKee Reunion.  Family and friends will meet at the Clarkton Presbyterian Church located at 10433 N. College Street, Clarkton, in the fellowship hall on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. to socialize and eat around 12:30 p.m. Please bring your favorite foods and any McKee family memorabilia you […]

READ MORE

  Students in the Early College program on the campus of Bladen Community College have presented college president William Findt with an Early College polo shirt. Pictured from left to right are student Alexandria Blanks, student Adamaris Gonzalez, student Erika Parnell, principal Rodney Smith, president William Findt, student Rueben Alvarado, student Cynthia Ortiz, student Ashani […]

READ MORE
Clarkton Entrance

By Erin Smith The town of Clarkton has issued a public notice stating the town has not met monitoring requirements for the town’s water system. Clarkton Public Works Director Chris Hall said there are no issues with the town’s water system. Hall said, due to human error, the water samples for the month of June […]

READ MORE

By Faye M. Boyne, NC DOT The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the upcoming closure of Rosindale Road. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: Rosindale Road Rosindale Road will close Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.  The road will be closed for cross line repair (M.P. 1.25;  0.28 Mi. S. of SR 1709). ELWELL FERRY: The Elwell Ferry […]

READ MORE

By Dr. Mike Walden The actor Tom Selleck was in a TV crime show series 30 years ago that my wife and I enjoyed.  It was called Magnum PI, and the lead character – played by Selleck – would often say, “I know what you’re thinking,” as a humorous way of interacting with the audience. […]

READ MORE

There is a working meeting on Family History/Genealogy on the First and Third Friday of the month at the Bladen County Senior Center, 608 McLeod St., in Elizabethtown. The September meetings will be Friday, September 7, and Friday, September 21, at 1 PM. Anyone who is interested in looking into their family history and recording their […]

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

Recently read an interesting quote by US Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., “In 2017, an average of 3 North Carolina residents died each day from overdose of heroin and fentanyl.”  That’s scary!  I’m high on living without drugs. Panthers lost another pre-season game last night, Steelers 39, Panthers 24.  2018 regular season play begins Sunday, September […]

READ MORE

LELAND – North Brunswick defeated West Bladen 2-0 Thursday night in non-conference men’s soccer action. “We played them tough and they really had to work for those two goals,” said Knight Coach Phillip Turnage. “The defense is playing well. We have just got to find some offensive weapons.” Turnage continued, “We are starting to play […]

READ MORE

FAIRMONT- Fairmont defeated East Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-19. A pair of service points from junior Lorna Mendell kept East Bladen within 7-6 early in Set One, and another Mendell service point edged East ahead at 16-14 before an 11-4 Fairmont run […]

READ MORE

WHITEVILLE- West Bladen’s Lady Knights solidified their hold on first place in the Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis standings Thursday with an 8-1 victory over Whiteville. Singles Savannah Lee (WB) defeated Whiteville #1 6-3, 6-3 Whiteville #2 defeated Autumn Brisson (WB) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 Alyssa Bell (WB) defeated Whiteville #3 6-0, 6-0 Mireya Sandoval (WB) […]

READ MORE

(Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1842 – Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolts machine. 1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, South Carolina, 110 die. 1895 – 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0) 1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a ‘square deal’: property shall be […]

READ MORE

Staff report Thursday afternoon NC Governor Roy Cooper visited Bladen County to discuss Hurricane Matthew recovery needs, Emergency Services Training Center, education, and Farmers.  Watch our YouTube video featured below to find out what Gov. Cooper had to say while visiting the mother county.  Share:

READ MORE
NC DOT

Highway Division 6 includes four new projects FAYETTEVILLE – The N.C. Department of Transportation today identified 138 regional highway, aviation, ferry, rail and transit projects it anticipates funding and scheduling for construction over the next decade. The evaluation of 915 regional impact projects across the state identified the top-scoring projects to be programmed for construction in the […]

READ MORE
Upcoming Events

A dedication ceremony is planned for the former Bladen County Training School/Bladen Central High School Gymnasium located at 1360 Martin Luther King Jr.  Drive Elizabethtown, NC on Wednesday, September 5, at 10 AM. All graduates, attendees of the school and individuals in the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For additional information, please […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH − Officials with the N.C. Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board are asking the public for input on a report that will provide recommendations on a reference dose to be used to establish water quality standards, as well as recommendations on the derivation and calculation of the health goal for GenX. The draft report is the culmination […]

READ MORE

By Dora Brogdon This week a 2 to 3 year old male lab mix with the name Snyder has been chosen as Pet of the Week. He’s very friendly and likes everyone, but, he is selective around other dogs. He may like them or he may not like them. It would be best to have […]

READ MORE

Elizabethtown, N.C – In September, Bladen County Health Services will host a car seat check for parents that travel with children. The event will be held at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market, on Friday, September 28, from 10 am until 1 pm. The car seat check is for all parents that would like to ensure […]

READ MORE

The time has come to educate, equip and elevate the community one family at a time. Please join FergusonStrong & Associates at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please come learn how money works. You will also be able to enjoy vendors including jewelry, hats/bags, Mary Kay, & […]

READ MORE
NC DOT

RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state and federal funds for much-needed improvements to 27 North Carolina airports. The $24.7 million in funding, approved by the board during its July meeting, will be used to provide improvements such as better runway lighting, new fuel tanks and safer taxiways. For example, some of the […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH, N.C. – Legislators must push for more technology solutions to help the state operate more efficiently, a bipartisan panel of state leaders agreed Thursday during a presentation at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. The North Carolina Digital Government Summit is a two-day meeting of public and private sector leaders to address current issues in government IT. […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday paused the preparation of ballots for the November 6 general election as a result of legal challenges to proposed constitutional amendments. State law requires that absentee-by-mail ballots be available 60 days before an election – in this case, September 7. However, court action has effectively delayed the start of absentee voting […]

READ MORE

Bladen Community College will offer a Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, September 6, from 12 noon until 12:30 P.M., in the Student Resource Center (building 7) on the Dublin campus. HR Director Tiina Mundy will be speaking about Strategies for Improving Efficiency and  Productivity through the use of a Planner. Door prizes will be given away. Bring a […]

READ MORE

Contributed Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die? Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions. Come and […]

READ MORE

First Missionary Baptist Church of Elizabethtown will be having Homecoming on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Dennis Williams of Charlotte, NC will be the guest speaker.  Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service. There will be no afternoon service.  Come on home for Homecoming!. Share:

READ MORE

By Erin Smith Update: The DEA has completed their “audit” of Anderson’s Drug Store and they have reopened for business as of Thursday afternoon. No arrests were made. The business was cordoned off with yellow police tape and customers were turned away as DEA officers worked throughout the morning. A source close to the business […]

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

In previous years, the political advertising season would begin shortly after Labor Day, and my guess is the pattern will not change greatly this year, however, some are getting an early start.  Apparently $s are not a problem for the candidates, party, or interested supporters.  It’s our system, the best in the world. We are being […]

READ MORE

The sun rises again on the farm industry. Captured in this photo is the industrial park in Bladenboro. The park houses different farming industries and their operations.  Share:

READ MORE

Staff report Many residents in Bladen County have reported an usual looking vehicle traveling the roads and highways this week. On Wednesday the vehicle was caught in Bladenboro.  The vehicle has been spotted in other areas of the mother county like Clarkton, Elizabethtown, White Lake and White Oak according to BladenOnline fans on Facebook.  Apple […]

READ MORE

1682 – William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World. 1836 – The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. 1862 – Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia ends with a Confederate victory over Union forces. 1890 – President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith Shoppers are getting their lists ready, and merchants are preparing their stores for the upcoming Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in downtown Elizabethtown. The annual event will take place Friday through Monday. Stores will be offering plenty of bargains from which folks can choose. Summer merchandise, as well as new fall arrivals, will […]

READ MORE

Registration for Bladen Recreation’s Cheerleading, Flag Football and Tackle Football programs will continue until September 7th. Cheerleading is for ages 7-12 years-old. Flag Football is for ages 5-7, and Tackle Football is for ages 7-12. Registration fees for both cheerleading and football are $35. Registration can be completed in the Bladen Recreation office on King […]

READ MORE

BLADENBORO – West Bladen swept Cape Fear Academy 2-0 Wednesday in non-conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 25-14 and 25-20. Ashlyn Cox fired in 8 service points, 3 kills and an ace for the Lady Knights. Sophmore Alyssa Suggs slammed in 3 kills, 3 aces and 6 service points. Freshman Savannah Turbeville knocked […]

READ MORE

BLADENBORO – Cape Fear Academy defeated West Bladen 3-1 Wednesday night in non-conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-20, 25-20, 21-25 and 25-18. “This was one of the best teams we played this year,” said Lady Knight Coach Gaye Davis. “My girls came ready to play.” West Bladen senior Raegan Davis pounded in 20 […]

READ MORE

BLADENBORO – Midway defeated West Bladen 3-0 Wednesday night in non-conference men’s soccer action. “We played them tight and the result was a little better than the first time we played them,” said Knight Coach Phillip Turnage. “Midway really had to work hard for the win.” “Our conference leading goalkeeper Angel Martinez had a good […]

READ MORE

ATMC-TV will be live streaming the East Bladen at North Brunswick varsity football game on Friday, August 31st, at 7:00 p.m., from North Brunswick’s Gary Bishop Stadium. Those unable to attend Friday night’s game can watch the live stream from ATMC’s Facebook page by going to www.facebook.com/atmcconnect. Share:

READ MORE

By Erin Smith The first of the appeals of the verdicts in the first three hog farm lawsuits against Murphy Brown, LLC may soon be moving forward after the plaintiffs filed a motion Wednesday afternoon withdrawing their opposition to the appeal. The Plaintiffs’ attorney, Michael Kaeske, filed three motions on Wednesday afternoon in the United […]

READ MORE
East Bladen High School

CERRO GORDO – East Bladen won the final two doubles matches Tuesday to edge West Columbus 5-4 in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. Senior Ting Lin and Ashley Hardin won their No. 2 doubles match 8-1, and sophmore Carlie West and senior Carleigh Devane won the deciding No. 3 doubles match 8-3. Singles Ting Lin (EB) […]

READ MORE
NC DOT

Drone-based medical deliveries are here. Today, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has teamed up with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Matternet to conduct the first round of test flights for drones to carry simulated medical packages packages from Raleigh Medical Park, located across from WakeMed Raleigh Campus on Sunnybrook Road, to a […]

READ MORE
East Bladen High School

CERRO GORDO – East Bladen rallied to win the final three sets and claim their first Three Rivers Conference victory of the season 3-1 over West Columbus Tuesday night by set scores of 22-25, 25-10, 25-19 and 25-19. A trio of service points from senior Sarah Johnson staked East Bladen to a 10-5 lead in the opening […]

READ MORE

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 84 of North Carolina’s counties in July, increased in four, and remained unchanged in 12.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.1 percent.  Thirteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases, one increased, and one remained […]

READ MORE

Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper saidWednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service. The North Carolina Digital Government Summit is a two-day meeting of public and private […]

READ MORE

A section of U.S. 74/76 in eastern Columbus County will be improved with the construction of medians and a traffic signal. The N.C. Department of Transportation this month awarded a $9 million contract to Highland Paving Co. of Fayetteville to improve a 2.7-mile section of U.S. 74/76 between Water Tank Road in the Delco community of Columbus County and […]

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

The big yellow school buses are rolling…..be aware, they carry precious cargo–students. Stock market has been moving up, great.  A huge boost for many, especially retirees depending on 401K’s and other such saving plans. US Debt Clock is running faster than ever….. Over 1,200 cyclists will be in Elizabethtown on Friday, October 5th.  It’s a part of […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1861 – American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. 1862 – US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation. 1896 – Chop Suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador. 1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded. 1916 – Congress creates US Naval Reserve. 1929 – […]

READ MORE

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played Tuesday, August 28, at Fairmont Golf Course with 76 players. The First Flight winners, shooting 57, were Jimmy Davis, Jeff Campbell, Keith Long and Charlie Kiess. The Second Flight winners, shooting 64, were Gordon Graham, Jeff Smith, Larry Mitchell and Livingston Lewis. Next week’s tourney will be played […]

READ MORE

Ricky Marvin won the Championship Blue Tee Division of this weekend’s Vineyard Golf at White Lake club championships. Jim Hancock won the White Tee Championship. Luke Gooden finished second in the Blue Tee Division, while Colby Lewis and Jim Gantz tied for second place in the White Tee Division. Thursday’s Thundering Herd resulted in a […]

READ MORE

BLADENBORO – West Bladen’s Lady Knights ran their winning streak to seven matches in a row Tuesday with a 9-0 victory over South Robeson in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. Singles Savannah Lee (WB) defeated Miami Hunt (SR) 6-0, 6-0 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated Makoa Rivera (SR) 6-0, 6-0 Alyssa Bell (WB) defeated Cambyl […]

READ MORE

BLADENBORO – West Bladen rallied in the final set to complete a 3-0 sweep of South Robeson Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 26-24. South Robeson had built a 24-17 lead in the final set, but the Lady Knights won a side-out, and sophmore Shelby Pharr […]

READ MORE

Share:

READ MORE
Public Meeting

The Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter, serving the parents of both Bladen and Columbus counties, holds meetings on the first Friday of the month at the Bladen County Senior Center, 608 McLeod Street, in Elizabethtown. The September meeting will be Friday,  September 7, and will start at at 3 PM. Any adult who has experienced a […]

READ MORE

Booz Allen Hamilton (boozallen.com), a management and technology consulting firm, will expand its current operations in Cumberland County, creating 208 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company expects to invest more than $5 million in the project by the end of 2020. “Booz Allen Hamilton is expanding here thanks to […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project to fill a scour hole that formed beneath the dam at William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 2 during Hurricane Matthew is facing delays, due to rain and high water in the Cape Fear River this summer. Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Director, Rod Fritz, […]

READ MORE

Photos by BladenOnline.com, Rod Fritz and Andrew Finkler Contributed by Terry Smith Edited by Sheila Calloway Bagpipes and cannon fire burst through the serenity of a sunlit Sabbath as a few 18th Century-clad history enthusiasts hosted a gathering at Tory Hole Park August 26th to commemorate the 237th stage. Following an opening blast from an […]

READ MORE
USDA

Washington, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as they recover from the impacts of 2017 weather events, which was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. “Pecan orchards were hard hit […]

READ MORE
NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and its partners will make a final push for this year’s “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign over Labor Day weekend. The annual multi-agency initiative works to ensure than North Carolinians can travel safely on the road and on the water during summer holidays. Law […]

READ MORE
Road Closing

By: Faye Boyne, NCDOT OPENINGS:   SR1300 (Chicken Foot Road) SR1300 (Chicken Foot Road) will open Tuesday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. This was be closed for cross-line repair  (M.P. 8.5) 0.23 Mi. N. of SR1313.   CLOSINGS:     UPCOMING CLOSINGS:     ELWELL FERRY:   The Ferry is open.         […]

READ MORE

Like many other public schools across the state, Southside Asphpole Elementary School in Rowland, NC, started classes on Monday. What makes Southside different from the other schools is that it is part of a new statewide district, the Innovative School District (ISD), created through legislation in 2016 to create innovative conditions that accelerate student growth […]

READ MORE

Contributed Tabor City, NC – After receiving several citizen complaints about someone selling counterfeit items in Whiteville, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Criminal Investigative Unit initiated an investigation. The investigation led to the arrest of one individual. On Monday, August 20th, after receiving an anonymous tip, CCSO Criminal Investigators traveled to the public vehicular […]

READ MORE

Elizabethtown – The Baldwin Branch Women of Faith Ministry presents “Remembering Aretha Franklin, A Celebration of Life” at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018.  Pastor Priscilla L. Jackson of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church; Council NC is the guest speaker.  Refreshments served.  Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC.  […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced today that, DONOVAN DAVE DIXON, 51 of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was sentenced to 240 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III.  DIXON, who was a […]

READ MORE

Cape Fear Mini Storage Auction (15 Units) 910/862-9911 2 Locations: 1st auction – Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. @ 2202 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 2nd auction – Immediately following 1st auction – Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 5501 Hwy 87, Dublin, NC Buyers must: (1) be prepared to pay upon completion of […]

READ MORE

A fundraiser is planned for liver transplant survivor Josh Baker for Friday, August 31, at Singletary United Methodist Church in Dublin beginning at 10 a.m. The fundraiser will consist of chicken and rice plates and plates will cost $6 each. All funds raised will go to Josh Baker to assist him with medical expenses. Baker was diagnosed with […]

READ MORE

Elizabethtown – Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church presents the North Carolina Theological Seminary of Bladen County open house, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  The Bladen County Campus located at “da Branch”, 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC is 1 of 26 worldwide campuses. Share:

READ MORE

By Erin Smith Two Bladen County towns have been awarded NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grants. NC Governor Roy Cooper announced the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority have approved more than 6.7 million for projects throughout North Carolina. Locally, the town of Bladenboro was approved to receive $200,595 in grant funds for […]

READ MORE

Contributed The Bladen County Masonic Lodge No. 646 A. F. and A. M. in Elizabethtown gave a donation to support the Masonic Home for Children, the Masonic and Eastern Star, and the NC Masonic Foundation on Monday night. The Lodge conducted a raffle for a Mossberg 12-gauge semi-automatic rifle which was sponsored by Bladen Hardware […]

READ MORE
USDA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the […]

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

Crazy dream, dreamed I conducted a funeral, not sure who, why, where or when, last night I guess.  Figured it was time to get up, regardless of the time. At my age, not much reason to be out and about as hot as it was yesterday, but brought back memories of cropping tobacco…hot weather, & […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1609 -English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay. 1830 – 1st American built locomotive, “Tom Thumb” races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills.  Let history record that due to mechanical problems the horse won! 1837 – Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce. […]

READ MORE
East Bladen High School

SOUTHPORT – Sophomore Jay McKoy and freshman Chase Starkloff fired in 2 goals each to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 non-conference men’s soccer victory Monday night over South Brunswick. The Eagles led 8-0 at halftime and ended the game on the mercy rule 40 seconds into the second half. Junior Ebrahim Algozy connected with sophomore […]

READ MORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Allison Rushing, a native of North Carolina, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. “North Carolina native Allison Rushing has an incredible wealth of judicial […]

READ MORE

FAYETTEVILLE – The Coaches Box Wolfpack 9-and Under baseball team finished second Sunday in the Top Gun Bownet Fungo Weekend Tournament. Five of the Wolfpack players this weekend – Aidan Trinidad, Cade Rogers, Omar Powell, Ryker Strickland and Tyler Eason- are from Bladen County. Another Bladen member of the Wolfpack team – Brady Marlowe – […]

READ MORE

Kenneth Armstrong photos ELIZABETHTOWN – West Bladen’s Lady Knights improved to 6-0 on the season Monday with a 7-2 victory over East Bladen in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. Singles Savannah Lee (WB) defeated Ting Lin (EB) 7-5, 6-0 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated Anna Kate White (EB) 6-2, 6-1 Alyssa Bell (WB) defeated Lily […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a Criminal Information has been filed charging Alma Ilzet Mar Escalante, age 36, of Mexico, with voting by an alien. According to the charging document, Escalante registered to vote in North Carolina in 2012 and attested under the penalty of […]

READ MORE

DUBLIN – Classically trained singer, musician, and Bladen Community College adjunct professor Mary Tyndall has recently performed with the Opera Wilmington production of Die Fledermaus at the UNCW Mainstage Theatre, in Wilmington. “This was my fourth production with Opera Wilmington,” stated Tyndall, “and I think it was my favorite because it was a comedy.” Composed […]

READ MORE

Dispatchers with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center recently gathered school supplies and donated them to the Elizabethtown Primary School for children who need them for their return to school this week. The supplies were provided by all of the dispatchers and given to the school last week so they would be available to […]

READ MORE

AUCTION:  In order to satisfy a lien for non-payment of rent, Dublin Self Storage, PO Box 207, Dublin NC 28332 will hold a public sale to dispose of all contents of the following units, including personal property and household furnishings: Unit # 03 Delila Smith Unit # 47 Alicia Cooper Unit # 49 Jennifer Langley […]

READ MORE

Approval allows recovery programs to proceed with HUD funded block grants RALEIGH – Environmental reviews were approved today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Cumberland, Edgecombe and Wayne counties, which will allow homeowner awards to move forward on Hurricane Matthew repair projects funded by Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery […]

READ MORE

DMV required vendor to add new processes to prevent errors RALEIGH – Printing of North Carolina driver licenses and identification cards resumed today after DMV required the vendor to add new quality controls to its printing process to prevent future errors. DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup ordered IDEMIA, the vendor that prints and mails the state’s driver […]

READ MORE

RALEIGH, N.C. – State and local officials will gather Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a new boardwalk at the Lake Waccamaw Dam in Columbus County that will allow users of a popular greenway to hike a continuous path around the lake. The park will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at […]

READ MORE

September could be known as “Triathlon Month” for White Lake. Three triathlons have been scheduled for one weekend in September. The events are: *White Lake Fall Half 2018 at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 8, which consists of a 1 1/2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run; *White Lake Fall International 2018 at […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith A former Bladen County doctor and his girlfriend who are alleged to have operated a pill mill out of their Tabor City clinic were indicted by the Columbus County Grand Jury in August. The next court date for Dr. Jong Whan Kim and Tammy Lynn Thompson is scheduled for September 13 in […]

READ MORE

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents arrested 226 people on alcohol, drug and other charges during an operation August 24th as part of a statewide crackdown. During the operation, ALE special agents in Fayetteville intervened during a shooting following a disturbance outside a Food Lion on Rosehill Road and provided medical aid to the shooting victim until […]

READ MORE

Kayla Thompson of Clarkton missed the cut in her attempt to qualify for the LPGA. Kayla shot 76-75-79=230. Kayla is a graduate of West Bladen High and UNCW. Share:

READ MORE

Bladen County Solid Waste Hours of Operation for Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day: All convenience sites will be operating on their normal schedule, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. However, the Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday. Normal operations shall resume on Tuesday, September 4th. Share:

READ MORE

By Erin Smith Area offices and agencies have announced their Labor Day holiday schedules. All banks are closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will re-open for business on Tuesday, September 4. There will be no mail delivery on Monday, September 3. The Postal Service will resume its normal […]

READ MORE

Share:

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

Weekend is over, don’t know about you and yours, but at our household, mostly enjoyed, tired and ready to move on to Labor Day weekend…. Drove to Hickory, through Charlotte, and only one lane open on highway 74 (Independence Boulevard.) on Saturday. I had other options, but, about once a year I enjoy a trip […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1665 – “Ye Bare & Ye Cubb” is the first play performed in North America in Acomac, Virginia. 1859 – First successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, by Edwin Drake. 1881 – Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die. 1894 – Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Ac, which includes a graduated income tax later […]

READ MORE

Raleigh, NC — The following were statements released by Republican elected officials from North Carolina: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, John McCain. John was a true patriot, who placed his duty to his family and his country above all else. He faced this battle, which would be his last, with […]

READ MORE
Thoughts While Shaving

2018 summer season is fast, coming to a close.  Labor Day next weekend… Congratulations to Kyra L. Gensel of Clarkton, a student at Harrell’s Christian Academy, she was recently awarded a $1,000 Cathey Scholarship.  She was one of 15 statewide winners.  The  Masonic award is named in honor of past Grand Master Charles Cathey, who initiated a […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1748 – The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1791 – John Fitch granted US patent for his working steamboat. 1843 – Charles Thurber patents a typewriter. 1846 – W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (San Francisco) 1858 – First news dispatch by […]

READ MORE

Kayla Thompson, who is attempting to qualify for the LPGA tour in California, had a tough day Saturday in the 3rd round of the tourney. She shot a 7-over 79 to give her 230 (+14) for three rounds. The final round is scheduled for today, Sunday, August 26. Kayla is from Clarkton and is a […]

READ MORE