12/11/2018
  • 7:37 pm New look for your local news outlet
  • 4:23 pm Charter member of Tar Heel Rescue Squad honored
  • 3:55 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
  • 12:58 pm Gov. Cooper Encourages Public to Remain Vigilant Due to Remaining Snow and Ice in Some Areas of North Carolina
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This Day In History

1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe) 1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler. 1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession. 1898 – City of NY established. 1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC. 1934 – St Louis Cards clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th game […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen swept West Columbus 2-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 25-20 and 25-10. Freshman Merritt Martin sparked the Lady Eagles to an early 9-1 lead with 8 straight service points. A pair of service points from junior Shanell McMillian kept East on top 20-16, […]

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The second Saturday afternoon after Hurricane Florence was a work day for many in Bladen County. A lot of people were seen taking advantage of the sunny day to start recovering from the devastation left behind from the storm. Judge Douglas Sasser helped organize a work crew in Kelly. Local volunteers with Boost the Boro, […]

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Through a partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army is distributing relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. During the first day of distribution at the Community Recovery Resource Center in Wilmington, The Salvation Army provided: –          Clean-up Kits: 961 –          Food Boxes: 971 –          Tarps: 349 –          […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen County received a $10,000 management grant. A new VFW Post was planned for Bladenboro. David Bullard received the Cub Scout God and Family Award. Annie Lee Smith filed for Mayor of White Lake and Willie Dixon filed for Mayor of East Arcadia. Share:

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The theme for the first week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month(NCSAM), October 1-5, is Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety.   Learn basic cybersecurity essentials to protect your home against cyber threats. Use the following resources to educate your family today: Basic Cybersecurity Safety Tips and Advice from STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the cybersecurity awareness campaign […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen swept West Columbus 3-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-23. Junior Cybil Campbell sparked the Lady Eagles to an early 5-1 lead with 4 straight service points. Junior Gracyn Martin reeled off 5 consecutive service points to grow the lead to […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – West Columbus defeated East Bladen on penalty kicks Friday in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. The two teams were tied 1-1 at halftime, 3-3 at the end of regulation play and 3-3 after two overtime periods. Senior Dan Tatum led the East Bladen offense with 2 goals, and junior Jay McGill scored […]

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Bay Tree Lakes is hosting a community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 am to 1 pm rain or shine! The garage sale is open to everyone. The Bay Tree lakes community gate will not open until 8 am. See you there! Share:

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USDA

 September 28, 2018- The Trump Administration recently appointed Brent Hampy as the new State Executive Director for the USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hampy will join the Missouri FSA team on Monday, Oct. 1. Hampy has extensive experience in production agriculture and public service. He has been a landowner since 1987 and has a […]

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Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement ahead of Sunday’s referendum where the Macedonian people will vote on a change to their constitution that will clear a path toward NATO accession. The Senators’ remarks echo statements made by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, […]

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Currie, NC –  On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Superintendent Ricardo Perez will hang up his Park Ranger Stetson and call it a career after 46 years of Federal service. Superintendent Perez has served as a Ranger in some of the most amazing places, from California to Oregon, from Washington D.C. to Puerto Rico. He has given programs […]

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RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper’s request for major federal disaster assistance for Greene County has been approved by FEMA to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Florence. With the addition of Greene County, 28 counties have now been approved for federal assistance in recovering from Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, […]

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Bladen County Schools

Bladen County Schools is excited to welcome back students and staff on Monday, October 1. They will be operating on a two-hour delay to allow extra time for the sun to rise and give our bus drivers clear visibility of the roads. The two-hour delay is for students and staff. Bladen County Schools would like […]

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Many people and organizations come together to support the needs of those affected by a disaster. Unfortunately, some people prey on those disaster survivors by offering fraudulent services.   Learn how to protect yourself and your finances from additional loss. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers reminders to help you avoid disaster fraud, including: […]

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East Bladen 48, West Columbus 14 South Columbus 49, St. Pauls 17 Red Springs 39, East Columbus 0 Whiteville 46, Fairmont 6 South Robeson at West Bladen (Monday, 7 p.m.) Other Area Scores Harrells Christian 33, North Raleigh Christian 0 Jack Britt 15, Lumberton 14 (4 Overtimes) Scotland 34, Purnell Swett 11 Seventy First 35, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Woke up humming, I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill, the old Fats Domino tune. Kelly area folks are returning home and for the most part, returning to a ‘mess’.  Lots of folks assisting.  One group is led by Judge Douglas Sasser, they will meet at Centerville Baptist Church at 9 this morning to determine […]

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CERRO GORDO – Sophmore quarterback Zach Meares threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns Friday night as East Bladen’s Eagles returned to the football field with a 48-14 Three Rivers Conference victory over West Columbus. It was the first action on the gridiron for the Eagles since their victory over Whiteville on September 7th. East […]

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1789 – US War Department established a regular army. 1849 – 1s passenger train service to Peekskill, New York (New Haven Railroad) 1879 – NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players. 1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral. 1915 – 1st transcontinental radio telephone message […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen won four of six singles matches Friday en route to a 6-3 Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis victory over West Columbus. Singles Ting Lin (EB) defeated Baylee Haynes (WC) 8-0 Jessica Griffin (WC) defeated Anna Kate White (EB) 8-5 Lily Lin (EB) defeated Leah Redwine (WC) 8-3 Lauren Pierce (WC) defeated […]

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By Charlotte Smith A representative with the North Carolina Department of Insurance would like all BladenOnline.com readers to know representatives are in town to assist victims of Hurricane Florence. Jared Lowery with the NC Department of Insurance said Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and other representatives with the department are stationed at the Elizabethtown Middle School […]

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ROWLAND- West Bladen’s women’s tennis team resumed their unbeaten run through the Three Rivers Conference Thursdaywith an 8-0 victory over South Robeson. Singles Savannah Lee (WB) defeated Miami Hunt (SR) 8-0 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated Makoa Rivera (SR) 8-0 Alyssa Bell (WB) defeated Cambyl Scott (SR) 8-1 Mireya Sandoval (WB) defeated Effie Oxendine (SR) 8-0 Alyssa […]

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RALEIGH: North Carolina has won $18.5 million to hire North Carolinians from areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence to work on recovery efforts, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The funds come from a grant requested by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions and awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. “Hurricane […]

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RALEIGH – Hurricane Florence not only flooded many areas, knocked out power and destroyed the possessions of thousands of homeowners and businesses in North Carolina, it may have washed away household termite protection as well, Commissioner Steve Troxler said today. “If soil eroded from around the foundation of a house, or if more soil was […]

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service encourages landowners and others to exercise caution when assessing possible damage to their woodlands from Hurricane Florence. Landowners concerned about the health of their woodlands should seek advice from their county ranger or other registered foresters prior to making any final decisions. “Woodlands that appear to have been severely […]

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By Charlotte Smith We are to expect storms in life. Some storms seem to catch us by surprise, while others are forecasted. Either way, we never know what damage the storm will cause until we have survived it. Finding a new normal is something many Bladen County citizens are working towards after the devastation to […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced JASON STEWART HOLLINGSWORTH, 41, of Fayetteville, NC to 65 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. HOLLINGSWORTH was named in an Indictment filed on December 12, 2017 charging him […]

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Payroll, Accounts Payable, Quickbooks experience required. Pay depending on experience. Submit resume by email to pbyrd@spdouglas.com  Share:

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Production workers salary up to $14.85 within 90 days with great benefits. Read all about it: Career Fair Flyer Oct 13 -2018 Share:

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Our church sign in Bladenboro Have a Blessed Day, Doris Brisson Share:

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Contributed by Ellen Gause Fifty years after they were first united on the battlefields in Vietnam, 18 veterans and 11 wives met again for their 8th annual reunion.  The venue for the gathering was the picturesque Oak Haven Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee.  These veterans served with the Americal Division, Alpha Company 5th/46th 198th Light Infantry […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on today’s hearing:   “Allegations of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously, which means both parties must be heard and receive due process, regardless of whether the allegation is made in the context of a criminal complaint […]

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Hurricane Florence devastated parts of North Carolina with unprecedented flooding and road closures, but this week brought some positive news. Sections of Interstates 95 and 40, which were closed […]

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Soccer

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated rival West Bladen Thursday night 7-2 in the first Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer game for both teams since their seasons were halted by Hurricane Florence. The Knights jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as sophomore Keni Verdugo Gomez fired in his second goal of the season. The Eagles rallied with […]

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By Rev. Chris Denny on Sep 27, 2018  Loving God, the Source of strength and restoration and healing, we pray together for all who suffer in our communities today. In the wake of wind and waves, destruction and flooding, make your presence known through our generosity to our neighbors, near and far. Give us the vision and […]

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By Erin Smith With the lifting of the evacuation order and curfew for the Kelly community, many residents have slowly begun to return to their homes. On Thursday, some residents on Natmore Road were taking advantage of the warm, sunny weather to drag their belongings outside to dry. Some homes along NC 53 still had trees […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

NFL action last night – – Rams 38-Vikings 31. High School action today and tonight: Football: East Bladen at West Columbus Men’s Soccer: West Columbus at East Bladen 3:30 PM Women’s Tennis: West Columbus at East Bladen 4 PM West Columbus vs South Robeson activities appear to be scheduled for Monday afternoon and evening. Rainfall at Curtis Brown Airport: Yesterday […]

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Focus Remains on Linking Storm Survivors with Post Disaster Aid, Services RALEIGH: Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast, Governor Roy Cooper and emergency response teams are focused on helping those impacted by the storm across the state get back on their feet. The hurricane has claimed the lives of […]

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RED SPRINGS – Red Springs defeated East Bladen 2-1 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-10, 21-25 and 15-11. Junior Adrienne Howell smacked in a trio of service points for East Bladen in the first set, but the Lady Red Devils reeled off an 11-point service run en route to […]

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ROWLAND – South Robeson defeated West Bladen 3-1 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 19-25, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-17. Senior Raegan Davis hammered in 10 kills, 9 service points, 2 solo blocks, an ace and had 3 digs for the Lady Knights. Junior Mikayla Meadows poured in 14 service points, […]

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Photos by Erin Smith The needs in Bladen County are reaching far and wide. Kelly property owners are returning home and some need assistance. Bladen County Judge, Douglas Sasser is currently organizing some assistance for the Kelly area. A work crew to help people salvage items from their homes in the Kelly area will meet […]

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By Erin Smith There is a desperate need for volunteers to help man the Bladen County Disaster Distribution Site located in the former Paul. H. Sessoms building located at 108 S. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown. Kelly Robeson, Bladen County Disaster Relief Coordinator, said, “We are in desperate, desperate need of volunteers to come to the […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong RED SPRINGS – Red Springs defeated East Bladen 3-1 Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 29-27, 19-25, 25-15 and 25-14. Red Springs jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first set, but junior Lorna Mendell banged in 4 service points, and junior Lila McDuffie […]

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1542 – Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay, naming it San Miguel and claims it for Spain. 1701 – Divorce legalized in Maryland. 1779 – American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay. 1787 – Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval. 1850 […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown Cemetery and bridge are causing great concerns for residents and officials. Since the hurricane waters receded the Elizabethtown City Cemetery and the U.S. 701 Bridge over the Cape Fear River have been compromised according to Town of Elizabethtown Mayor Sylvia, Campbell. A substantial amount of debris has accumulated under the […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong RED SPRINGS – East Bladen sophomore Aaron Smith won the Three Rivers Conference cross-country meet Wednesday covering the 5,000 meter course in a time of 19 minutes and 9 seconds. Smith finished 24 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Caleb Henderson of St. Pauls. Smith’s East Bladen teammate, Efren Vargas posted a […]

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Donate to the NC Disaster Relief Fund HERE Sign up to Volunteer at VolunteerNC.org RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper encouraged people in North Carolina and across the country to donate time and money to Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. “As North Carolinians affected by Florence begin picking up the pieces, I want them to know that we’ll work diligently […]

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The North Carolina State Board of Education recognized three public schools earlier this month for exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These schools are the latest schools to be recognized under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s STEM Recognition Program. Earning recognition as NC STEM Schools of Distinction […]

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  New disaster relief distribution site for victims of hurricane located at 108 South Cypress St. in Elizabethtown. Share:

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Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker’s office released a missing person’s report on Chantal Kristen Carrico from Bladenboro on Thursday, September 27th in the early afternoon.  Major Larry Guyton with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department reported there have been no new leads in Carrico’s disappearance. If anyone has any information, please contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s […]

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We will have a very important meeting on Monday October 1, 2018 at 6pm.  We will have slate cards ready and will need to assign volunteers for early voting at the Elizabethtown Library beginning October 17th.  This election is a very important one for us.  Please encourage people to get out and vote. Thanks Walter McDuffie Share:

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Sheriff Jim McVicker said a fire late Wednesday evening has resulted in the death of the homeowner. Joyce Beard Dowless, age 82, was found dead in her home located at 8511 NC Hwy 41, Bladenboro following a late night fire. A passing motorist saw flames coming from the house and stopped to get a neighbor […]

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North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey released the following information about protecting property owners from fraud. In his statement he said, “After a severe weather event or natural disaster, those affected are focused on getting their lives back to normal by rebuilding their homes or restoring damaged property.” Here are some helpful tips to […]

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RALEIGH: Due to the increased populations of mosquitoes caused by flooding from Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today ordered $4 million to fund mosquito control efforts in counties currently under a major disaster declaration. Those counties include: Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 302, Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 2018, which included a $1.68 billion down payment for Hurricane Florence disaster relief.  The relief includes $1.14 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program funding for North Carolina to support recovery activities such as housing redevelopment and […]

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Wilmington, NC  – A new partnership between The Salvation Army and US Fleet Tracking is enhancing service delivery for those impacted by Hurricane Florence, including those in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, through live GPS tracking and vehicle monitoring. “It was especially helpful at the beginning of our response in Wilmington and its surrounding […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden Hurricane Florence will likely go down as one of the most damaging storms to ever hit North Carolina. One estimate pegs the total cost at near $50 billion, which would place Florence as the sixth most expensive hurricane in the 21st century. The recovery efforts will take a long time. As […]

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By Erin Smith NC Governor Roy Cooper visited with Bladen County residents at the American Red Cross Shelter at Booker T. Washington School in Clarkton, and at the distribution center for relief supplies at the Spaulding Monroe Cultural Center in Bladenboro, before flying over the flood-damaged communities of Rowan and Kelly. Gov. Cooper said, “I’ve […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections will be conducting a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at 301 S. Cypress St., Elizabethtown, NC. Bobby Ludlum, Chairman Bladen County Board of Elections Share:

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Public Meeting

The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in the small auditorium at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center in Elizabethtown. For additional information, call 910-247-3457. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the hurt continues for just about everyone.  So many strugglin’ with so many difficult situations.  And, numerous stories of ‘good Samaritans’ stepping up to assist.  One such effort is working out of the old Paul Sessoms Wholesale Building in Elizabethtown.  Items are being accepted and then shared (delivered), mostly in the […]

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1779 – John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain. 1852 – George L Aiken’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” premieres in Troy, NY. 1864 – Jesse James’ gang surprise attack train: 150 killed. 1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company. 1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made […]

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RALEIGH – Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are expected to be over $1.1 billion, based on assessments following Hurricane Florence. That number easily tops the $400 million seen following Hurricane Matthew in 2016. “We knew the losses would be significant because it was harvest time for so […]

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The following is an updated listing of road closures for Bladen County as it appears in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Travel Information System on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. They are as follows: *NC-210  Near Kelly is closed. *NC-53  East of Kelly in both directions is flooded in various locations.  *NC 53  West near White Oak is closed […]

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CHAPEL HILL – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and devastating flooding across the state, Commissioner Que Tucker and the NCHSAA Board of Directors has requested NCHSAA member schools designate a contest or contests during the period from October 1-19, 2018 as a Hurricane Florence Relief Assistance Contest (s). Member schools are asked to participate by collecting […]

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Many areas of Bladen County have reported multitudes of mosquitos in their communities since Hurricane Florence left town. Bladen County Environmental Health said they would like to thank everyone for their concern and calls, but would like to notify everyone that the whole county will be sprayed for Mosquitos. No more calls are needed to […]

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80 employees scramble Sunday night to reopen I-95 FAYETTEVILLE – At 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Debroah Leonard’s phone lit up with an urgent text message: “Division 6 is mobilizing to open I-95.” Leonard is the safety engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division 4 based in Wilson. She quickly assembled about 30 division employees from  Nash and Johnston counties […]

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RALEIGH: As early as Friday, residents in 27 counties impacted by Hurricane Florence can apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP”, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This help […]

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By Erin Smith Both Jones Lake State Park and White Lake report that things went well during Hurricane Florence. Shane Freeman, Superintendent of Jones Lake State Park, reported there were a few trees downed during the storm, but not as many as there were in Hurricane Matthew. He added, overall, the park faired well. There […]

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By Erin Smith Many Bladenboro businesses have been hit hard by Hurricane Florence. Some business owners have said they are going to try to rebuild. Teresa Horton and Santana Sessoms, both have said they will try to rebuild. “I just opened up in July,” said Teresa Horton, owner of Lolli’s on Main. She said she […]

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By Charlotte Smith Elizabethtown received 20.17 inches of rain from Thursday until Sunday during Hurricane Florence, according to a preliminary report by the National Weather Service. However, the Town of Elizabethtown was still able to provided clean drinking water and there were no issues with sewer services during and after the storm according to Pat […]

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New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Clarkton will hold Revival services October 10, 11 and 12, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.   Share:

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Daniel “Jack” F. McKeithan, Jr. died unexpectedly on September 21, 2018 at his favorite place, his lake cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin, with his sweet, loving and devoted wife, Patti, by his side. Jack was born on Nov. 8, 1935, in Abbottsburg, N.C. He attended Duke University (Go Blue Devils!) and transferred to […]

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An evening with Brooke Simpson (with Lakota John and Layla Locklear opening) will be held at the Carolina Civic Center Historic theater at 7 pm Saturday, October 13. From recording her first song at the age of two years old, to being a part of NBC’s The Voice, Brooke Simpson’s life story is one with her […]

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On Wednesday, at 1 p.m. the North Carolina Baptist Men will open the doors to work order requests for Hurricane Florence. The site will be located at Elizabethtown Baptist Church in the Christian Activity Center (behind the church). This site will be open from 8 am until 5:00 pm daily. There will be no over the phone requests, […]

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Wilmington, NC  – The Salvation Army is on the ground serving people in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Nearly 50 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people across North and South Carolina. In some areas, food is being […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Gov. Roy Cooper is scheduled to be in Bladen County today, according to usually reliable sources.  His tentative schedule includes visits to Clarkton, Bladenboro, Kelly and Rowan area.  He is expected to arrive in Elizabethtown by helicopter, if all goes as planned. High School sports activities are expected to resume today.  All have been on […]

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Forty players teed it up on Tuesday, September 25 at Cypress Lakes Golf Course near Fayetteville in the Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association tournament. The winning team, with a score of 52, was Linwood Hedgepeth, Stan Matthews, Willard Storms and Danny Wiggins. The SFSGA will play next week’s tourney at Cheraw State Park Golf Course […]

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1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine. 1789 – Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice, and Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General. 1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City. 1895 – US […]

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CHAPEL HILL – In a Monday morning meeting the North Carolina High School Athletic Association extended the high school football regular season by one week untilNovember 9th. Volleyball and men’s soccer play-off schedules were also altered. Seeding for the football play-offs will take place on November 10th with first round games being played on Nov. 16th.  Play-offs will continue with […]

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Election Day is fast approaching and today is National Voter Registration Day. You must be registered to vote in order to cast your ballot in the upcoming General Election held on Tuesday, November 6th according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.  There are many candidates running for public offices. To see the […]

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East Bladen High School

  Thursday’s East Bladen Booster Club Meeting at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church has been cancelled.  Share:

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West Bladen Athletic Director Travis Pait has announced that West Bladen will resume participating in athletic events on Thursday, September 27th. The West Bladen women’s tennis and volleyball teams will resume Three Rivers Conference play Thursday at South Robeson. There will not be a jayvee volleyball match.  The West Bladen men’s soccer team will travel to […]

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Bladen County Environmental Health would like to remind everyone to “Tip and Toss” all items in your yard that can hold water in order to help control mosquitoes that come out during the day. *Beekeepers will need to call Environmental Health with the location of their beehives at 910-862-6852. Mosquito dunks are available to be […]

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Jordan Phasey, Founder of Phinite, Inc. created the first full scale Sludge Treatment Wetland in Tar Heel, NC and it could be the answer hog farmers are looking for when dealing with disposal issues of their hog waste. Owner of R & M Farms, Michael Inman in Tar Heel, NC partnered with Phasey to build […]

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By Dean Morris, Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Director After Hurricane Matthew, the Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District and Bladen County Planning Department were searching for ways to help with drainage issues in Bladen County. In April of 2017, they learned that Golden Leaf may have grant funds available that could help with […]

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Mobile Home for sale inside Camp Clearwater White Lake, NC $79,000 White Lake Mobile Home for Sale inside Camp Clearwater in White Lake, NC FOR SALE Beautifully UPDATED 2008 Mobile Home with Sunroom 20 Womack Way inside Camp Clearwater White Lake 1040 square foot Two Large Bedrooms, two full baths, open concept living area with […]

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The Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown will conduct a Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be spaghetti plates available for a cost of $5. There will be vendors available offering crafts, jewelry, crochet, canned food, snacks, woven  baskets, ornaments, and much more!! Bladen County Senior […]

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The West Bladen Assisted Living facility was the victim of a break-in on Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2018, according to the Bladenboro Police Department. Chief Chris Hunt said nothing was reported missing from the facility. He said officers did confront a suspect who was holding a shotgun but was not aggressive towards the officers. Chief Hunt […]

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  RALEIGH – Eleven new officers with the State Capitol Police were sworn in on Monday in a formal ceremony at the Justice Building in Raleigh. Officers Kamille Brown-Thomas, Jean Caquias, Mark Coyne, David George, James “Bryant” Gibson, Justin Guthrie, Stephen Hall, Jason Kane, Randy Nelson, Richard Taylor, and Deputy Chief Roger “Chip” Hawley were all welcomed to […]

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by Erin Smith The Bladenboro Town Board conducted a special called meeting Monday night, and voted to approve the hiring of Sykes Paving Company to assist the town staff with storm debris removal inside the town at a cost of $10,000. The board also asked residents and business owners to separate leaf and limb, metal, and construction […]

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Dr. Mark Hoffman, Horticulture Science- NC State University Nancy Olsen, Horticulture Agent for NC Cooperative Extension Bladen County Although the hurricane is over, there seems to be stress in the air. Everywhere I go people are stressed. There is so much to do if you, friends or family have had damage. There are many fantastic […]

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By Charlotte Smith Last week, after the waters receded from Hurricane Florence, major geological damage was assessed at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Pat DeVane, Assistant Town Manager with the Town of Elizabethtown, gave an update on the issue. DeVane said, “It can’t be fixed easily and without a plan.” DeVane explained the town did receive […]

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For those needing disaster items, they can be piked up at the former Paul H. Sessoms building located at 108 Cypress Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337. Donations of Disaster Supplies are also being accepted at the same location. The center is open for donations only on Tuesday. Items needed include: Drinks Water, Juice, Ensure/Gatorade Baby Items […]

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​RALEIGH – The state’s work on Hurricane Florence is shifting from emergency response to recovery, Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday, but North Carolinians need to remain careful in areas hit hard by the storm. “Florence is gone but the storm’s devastation is still with us,” Gov. Cooper said. “As we’re shifting from emergency response to full-time […]

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Erin Smith UPDATE: Residents in Bladen County can go to the Department of Social Services and complete an application to receive replacement food stamps. Those in need of D-SNAP benefits can begin applying on Friday morning. Replacement food stamps are only available to those individuals who are already receiving food stamps, said Bladen County Department of Social […]

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By Nancy Olsen, Bladen County Cooperative Extension Do you get eaten up in the evenings by thousands of blood-sucking mosquitoes? Do you fear going deaf from all the buzzing mosquitoes, which eagerly await your arrival into the yard? Mosquitoes have been around more than 50 million years and live in every possible environment, from the […]

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The Cape Fear River is beginning to fall in Bladen County. The river is expected to drop below flood stage at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 3 in Tar Heel and at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 2 in Elizabethtown on Tuesday.  The river is forecast to drop below […]

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Descendants of Cornelius and Lucy Cain will conduct a family reunion on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. The reunion will be held at Windsor United Methodist Church, 12863 NC Hwy. 242 N, Fellowship Hall, Ammon, NC 28337. Please bring food or drinks to share with others. Also, please bring any photographs or documents to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

First things first.  Tiger Woods did not win $10 million Sunday.  He did win the Tour Championship and $1.62 million.  Justin Rose was the FedEx Cup winner and picked up $10m, Tiger finished second in that category and won an additional $3m. Think I made a bad career choice about 65 years ago.  But, there were no golf […]

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