05/24/2019
  • 1:49 pm National Poppy Day
  • 11:34 am Wilmington business owner sentenced after found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
  • 11:24 am Upcoming marriage of Caroline Kate Register To Brinson Robert Crotts
  • 11:05 am PUBLIC NOTICE Town of White Lake Proposed Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget
  • 10:36 am You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?
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By Charlotte Smith A hearing was held today in Raleigh by the North Carolina State Board of Elections in regards to “numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee by mail ballots and potentially other matters.” After the meeting today it was announced by officials, Bladen County absentee votes are under investigation and may […]

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Raleigh, NC — North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes has released the following statement: “The Charlotte Observer editorial board is right: ‘An election certification is being held up. The person behind the delay is being a bit coy about it. The public is in the dark. That needs to change — and soon.’ Further, are ‘the issues [being] raised widespread enough […]

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By Erin Smith On Friday morning, friends, family members and co-workers gathered to say goodbye to a longtime member of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rodney Hester, who has worked in law enforcement for 30 years, was honored with a retirement breakfast.  Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker opened the breakfast by acknowledging Captain Hester’s […]

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By Charlotte Smith   The Elizabethtown Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify two females and a male according to the departments media release. The three subjects are suspected of Felony Larceny at a business in Elizabethtown on November 25th, 2018. According to the police department the suspects are likely from Robeson County or […]

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By Erin Smith  A fire in a peanut roaster had emergency responders on the scene quickly Friday afternoon at the Houston Peanuts Salt Plant. According to Bladen County Fire Marshal, Kenneth Clark, the fire involved one roaster. The roaster was cooking about 100 pounds of peanuts when the fire occurred. The sprinkler system activated quickly extinguishing the […]

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By Erin Smith Faculty members, staff members, members of the North Carolina Community College System, and community members all gathered Thursday evening at Bladen Community College to say farewell. The gathering was filled with laughter and reminiscing as BCC President Dr. William Findt greeted each guest and warmly welcomed them to the reception. Dr. Findt called the […]

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Center Road Baptist Church’s Christmas Cantata will be performed Sunday, December 9th, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, December 16th, at 6 p.m. Our Children/Youth Christmas drama will be performed on Wednesday night, December 19th, at 7 p.m. Center Road Baptist is located at 2484 Center Road, Bladenboro (near West Bladen High School.) Everyone is invited! […]

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By Erin Smith The town of Bladenboro is set to hold their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday (November 30) evening at 6 p.m. at the Bladenboro Farmers Market. New Light Church will be serving cookies and the Bladenboro Rotary Club will be supplying hot chocolate to chase away the cold. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be […]

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Contributed The West Bladen FFA Chapter participated in the 2018 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event on November 27th, 2018 in Wake County, NC.  This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and the North Carolina State Fair.  Team members include: Amelia Harris, MacKenzie Morris, and Kayla Norris.  Most of the […]

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Strong talent pipeline and exceptional quality of life attract Honeywell to North Carolina  Company plans to bring more than $248 million in investment to Mecklenburg County CHARLOTTE: Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company providing software-oriented solutions for many of the world’s most complex industries, will locate its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 750 well-paying jobs, Governor Roy […]

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Raleigh, NC — North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes released the following statement: “The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has a legal and moral duty to certify Congressman-Elect Mark Harris’ winning bid for Congress on Friday.  If not, immediate court action will follow. “There are simply not enough absentee ballots in question […]

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RALEIGH – Farmers with damage from Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The $240 million bill approved today by the N.C. General Assembly would help farmers with storm damage and agricultural losses from both Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. The program will […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Temps should be in he mid 60s today, a welcome change for most after a couple of winter-like days….. Bladenboro Christmas Parade tomorrow (Saturday) morning…. Had a request for Debbie Heustess from someone interested in making a donation to her Elf Angels effort, if my memory is correct the 12th annual.  She purchases new gifts […]

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1753 – Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal “on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity” 1803 – Spain cedes her claim to Louisiana Territory to France. 1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago. 1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY. 1900 […]

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By Dora Brogdon This week a 10- to 11-month-old male hound mix named Sammy has been picked for Pet of the Week. He is very friendly and gets along with other dogs. Sammy is waiting at the Bladen County Animal for his forever family to come adopt and take him to his new home! The […]

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By Erin Smith The North Carolina Department of Transportation unveiled the proposed maps and drawings for a new cloverleaf design to be constructed at the deadly NC 87 and NC 11 intersection on Wednesday night. The Open House was held at the Sandyfield town hall near Riegelwood. The proposal by NC DOT calls for a […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Eric Hidalgo scored the only goal of the game Thursday night as Elizabethtown defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 1-0 in Waccamaw Middle School Conference action at County Park. “CSD controlled a majority of the first half keeping the ball on our end, and we had a hard time transitioning from defending to attacking,” […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Tar Heel edged Bladenboro 3-2 Thursday in a penalty kick shootout after the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie in regulation time in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action. Hezekiah Blanks slammed in a penalty kick after a tripping foul for the first Bulldog goal. Blanks blasted in an indirect kick […]

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Reser’s Fine Foods and JBB Packaging Investing in Halifax County RALEIGH: Halifax County will see 129 new jobs and $14 million in private investment from two economic development projects with manufacturing companies, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Reser’s Fine Foods will create 79 new jobs with an expansion in Halifax, and JBB Packaging will create […]

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NC DOT

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s traffic operations center has earned national recognition for its response to Hurricane Florence. The department’s Statewide Transportation Operations Center (STOC) was recently honored with a Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award. The Raleigh-based STOC coordinates state responses to travel emergencies. The award comes from the National Operations Center […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Columbus County disaster recovery center in Whiteville has moved. It will remain at the new location until it closes permanently at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. The center is now located at: The Econo Lodge 503 N. JK Powell Blvd. Whiteville, N.C. 28472 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces the unsealing of an Indictment charging Kelvin Donnell Johnson, Khadir Elijah Beamon, Timothy Lydell Jones, Carvis Charles Marable and Brandon Darnell McNeill with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and theft of mail. According to the allegations in the Indictment, […]

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The Bladen County Register of Deeds Office in Elizabethtown will close temporarily on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. for the swearing in of staff. The office will reopen immediately following the ceremony. Share:

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By Erin Smith Rumors about an arrest in the abduction of a Lumberton teen have been making the rounds in Bladen County and on social media. On Thursday afternoon (November 29th), the FBI is reporting there have been no arrests in the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar. “No one has been arrested or charged in […]

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Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 4.8 percent had the […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Contributed The Clarkton School of Discovery has released their honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period. Superintendent’s List (Having a 96 or above in all classes) 5th Grade: Dajour Davis 6th Grade: Garrett Dunham 7th Grade: Addie Bowen, Lena Trinidad, Riley McIntyre, Reagan Moore 8th Grade: Cate DeVane, Andrew Dowd, Karli Priest “A” […]

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By Erin Smith Several absentee ballot envelopes and request forms were seized from the Bladen County Board of Elections Office. The NC State Board of Elections in Raleigh says they are looking into voting irregularities in the US House 9th Congressional District. In addition, in a surprise move on Tuesday afternoon (November 27th), the NC State Board […]

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WILMINGTON – Wilmington Hoggard defeated West Bladen 84-41 Tuesday night in non-conference jayvee boys basketball action. Jadacus Register pumped in 7 first-half points then tossed in 7 more points in the third quarter to total 14 points for the Knights. Teammate Joshua Lewis bombed in four 3-point baskets – three in the third quarter – […]

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  Bladenboro Primary School was presented a check from the 2018 Educational Alliance School Grant Recipient sponsored by ExxonMobil creating Aha Moments for our students.  Pictured with assistant principal Jason Folsom is Shannon Herring, Sampson-Bladen Oil District Manager and Deborah Perez, Handee-Hugo No. 5 Manager. Share:

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By Faye M. Boyne, NC DOT The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated listing of road closings in Bladen County. They are as follows: CLOSINGS: NC 210 East at Rowan Creek NC 210 East will be closed starting November 26th at a location 0.2 miles North of SR1548 (Brown Road) in order […]

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Contributed The Bladen County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning December 3, 2018, and continuing through March 31, 2019. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

College Basketball….late last night….No. 7 Michigan 84 – No. 11 UNC 67 NFL Thursday Night Game….Saints (10-1) at Cowboys (6-5), game on FOX at 8:20 p.m. Kevin Conner, NC Trooper (Bladenboro native) recently killed in the line of duty was honored Wednesday by NC House of Representatives. The body of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar of Lumberton has […]

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1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink. 1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time. 1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. 1901 – East 182nd Second Street in Bronx is paved & opened. 1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Hezekiah Blanks racked up a goal and an assist to lead Bladenboro to a 3-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Hallsboro Wednesday at County Park. Blanks booted in a first half goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at halftime. Blanks sent a pass to Jose De Leon who drilled in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Tar Heel’s Panthers remained unbeaten in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action Wednesday night with a 6-2 victory over Clarkton School of Discovery at County Park. In the fifth minute of play, Gabriel Inestroza fired in a goal off of an assist from Jordan Underwood to put the Panthers on top 1-0. […]

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By Erin Smith A body that was found in Robeson County late Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Hania Aguilar, according to the Lumberton Police Department and FBI. A press conference conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill, said, “This is absolutely heart wrenching. We believe we have found the body of Hania.” McNeill continued his […]

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The Burger King in Elizabethtown was evacuated on Wednesday night due to an issue with the restaurant’s HVAC system.  The company called their HVAC contractor and the restaurant will reopen as soon as the HVAC system is repaired. The Elizabethtown Police Department, Elizabethtown Rescue, Elizabethtown, White Lake, Dublin and Clarkton Fire Departments along with Bladen […]

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By Charlotte Smith November is the month of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. We here at BladenOnline.com are grateful for those men and women who serve our country honorably. We have decided to start a video series titled, “A Veteran’s Service” to feature local military service people. This month we sat down with Bladen County resident, Ed Tatum. […]

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Contributed WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, North Carolina’s Congressional delegation received Governor Cooper’s disaster funding request as it continues its work to secure additional Hurricane Florence recovery funding from congressional appropriators to assist in rebuilding efforts in areas affected by the storm. The North Carolina Congressional delegation previously secured more than a billion dollars for the […]

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Contributed RALEIGH: Governor Cooper today submitted a request to North Carolina’s congressional delegation and senior congressional appropriations chairs for policy changes and an additional $6.3 billion in federal funding to help the state and communities recover from the devastation of Hurricane Florence. This request would bring North Carolina’s full federal request to $8.8 billion, including […]

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By Erin Smith What began as project to fill a scour hole at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 2 created during Hurricane Matthew, has been plagued with numerous delays and is facing still more delays due to high water on the Cape Fear River. The Lock and Dam No. 2 has been […]

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By Charlotte Smith The fourth hog farm nuisance lawsuit started the second week in November and may last until December. Some spectators say there may be some rays of hope during the holiday season for the hog farmers and the pork industry. There are 26 lawsuits aimed at the North Carolina pork business. The four […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By Jefferson Weaver Imagine, if you will, a big yellow bus filling with children at the end of the day, with laughter and talk and the occasional greeting for Mrs. Baker, the bus driver. The doors closed with a familiar hiss as Mrs. Baker checked the list by the camera that records every vehicle beside […]

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By Erin Smith The students at Elizabethtown Middle School received a generous gift from their counterparts at West Lee Middle School in Sanford and were also treated to turkey baskets by Baldwin Branch Church. Many Bladen County students and their families have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. “I was contacted after the hurricane by a counselor […]

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RALEIGH – As the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend concluded on Sunday, November 25, state troopers were out in full force monitoring the roadways in an attempt to ensure safe travel. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for travel across the country.  It was estimated that more than 54 million […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is expanding a state quarantine for the imported fire ant (IFA) to include all of Davidson, Orange and Vance counties effective Jan. 1, 2019. With the expansion, the quarantine now includes portions or entire areas of 75 counties. The quarantine continues efforts to monitor the […]

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Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County Schools Superintendent, was recently the guest speaker for the Minority Male Success Initiative Program at Bladen Community College. Dr. Taylor shared his experiences as a college student striving to meet his goals as well as strategies that he has found effective in his career and life.  Dr. Taylor charged those […]

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NC DOT

Public meeting is Dec. 3 ORRUM – The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposal to convert two intersections along U.S. 74 in Robeson County into one interchange with an overpass and ramps. To improve safety and traffic flow on U.S. 74, the project would involve replacing intersections at N.C. 72 and N.C. […]

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Governor Cooper announces expansion by Advance Auto Parts in Wake County RALEIGH: Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP) will designate Raleigh as its corporate headquarters and expand operations in Wake County by adding up to 435 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. These roles will enable the company to add value for customers […]

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By Erin Smith An administrative hearing has been set for the Town Commissioners in Bladenboro to hear from Carroll Poultry officials regarding their wastewater permit. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Bladenboro Town Hall. Town Clerk Melanie Hester said the Bladenboro Town Board has begun the […]

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Sandy Grove Baptist Church has announced their upcoming holiday events. Their schedule is as follows: *Sunday, Dec. 2 – 6 p.m. – Hanging of the Greens *Sunday, Dec. 16 – 11 a.m. – Christmas Cantata – “Light of Bethlehem” *Sunday, Dec. 23 – 6 p.m. – Christmas Play and Festival *Monday, Dec. 24 – 5:30 […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

The Bladenboro Town Board will conduct a special meeting for an administrative hearing regarding Carroll Poultry on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at  7 p.m. the Bladenboro Town Hall.   Share:

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Had a couple of busy days, on the road…a little business and some fun…… The 2018 Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach may be the best ever, at least those were the thoughts of 30 friends who made the trip recently…A great combination of music & comedy….Can’t think of a better beginning […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville Central defeated Bladenboro 2-0 Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action at County Park. The Hornets banged in a header off of a corner kick in the first half and led 1-0 at intermission. Central tacked on a goal on a breakaway midway the second half. The Bulldogs, now […]

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WHITEVILLE – Williams made their final three penalty kicks to defeat Elizabethtown Tuesday in a Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer shootout after the two teams had tied 4-4 in regulation play. Elizabethtown took a 4-3 lead into the final moments of regulation. A Williams corner kick was cleared out, but an Aggie player put […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Hallsboro 2-0 Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action at County Park. Samaj Dove fired in a first-half goal to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0 at halftime. Nyquan Richardson scored an insurance goal for Clarkton in the second half. Lafon Monroe and Matt Kemp […]

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NAKINA – Tar Heel remained unbeaten Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer play with a 1-0 victory over Nakina. Tar Heel’s Jordan Underwood turned an assist from Chris Labra into the only goal of the game. Ty’rek Ballard recorded the shutout in goal for the Panthers. Coach Ray Schmucker’s Panthers improved to 4-0 […]

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NAKINA – Whiteville Central defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 2-0 Tuesday night in the semi-finals of the Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Hornets, the Waccamaw Middle School Conference Class AAA Division champions, advance to Wednesday’s tournament championship game. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils finished their season with a 14-4 record and shared the […]

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WILMINGTON – Macy Morrison and Kira Soodek scored 8 points each to lead Wilmington Hoggard to a 39-10 non-conference jayvee girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday. Freshman Hannah Pait and Ocean Woody threw in first quarter baskets as the Lady Knights grabbed an early 4-2 lead. Hoggard rallied with a 10-4 second-quarter run to […]

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WILMINGTON –Wilmington Hoggard scored the final 11 points of the game to defeat West Bladen 60-52 Tuesday night in non-conference boys basketball action. The Knights took a 42-38 lead into the final quarter, but an 8-4 Hoggard run produced a 46-44 lead. Junior Tyre Boykin put back a rebound to pull West even 46-46 at […]

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1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people. 1861 – Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy. 1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina. 1906 – Tommy Burns & Jack O’Brien fight to a […]

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  By Erin Smith A body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County, according to the FBI and Lumberton Police Department. The discovery was made at about 4:45 p.m. today as investigators were following leads in the case of missing Lumberton teen Hania Aguilar. The body has not been positively […]

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Contributed RALEIGH, N.C. – The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement on Tuesday unanimously certified the results of most 2018 general election contests in North Carolina and settled a campaign finance issue with the committee of state Sen. Ralph Hise. State Canvass The State Board did not certify the results of the 9th […]

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By Erin Smith For many people, the battle with addiction can lead to broken promises and unfulfilled goals. One man at Southeastern Carolina Crossroads (SECC) decided not only to fight to overcome his addiction, he also chose to complete two very important life goals. Cody Tucker, who recently completed the 60 day program at SECC, […]

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Contributed The Disaster Recovery Center in Elizabethtown will close permanently on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 6pm. Survivors are encouraged to continue to stay in touch with FEMA. Individuals can call 18006213362 or visit website at disasterassitance.gov. Share:

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Cascades will expand its operations in Wagram RALEIGH: Cascades Holdings U.S., Inc. (Cascades) has selected Scotland County for a significant expansion of its operations. The company will invest $58 million and create 66 new jobs over two years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “International manufacturers like Cascades are thriving in North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our state’s global […]

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USDA

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) issued guidance to expedite application processing related to farm and forest land cleanup and recovery for agricultural producers and forest landowners in states with land impacted by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. The expedited application processing guidance is applicable to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), […]

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By Charlotte Smith Many citizens are in the giving spirit today because it is #GivingTuesday. A day set aside for people to make donations to their favorite non-profits. One campaign across the nation asking for support is the Toys for Tots. The organization was put in place by the United State Marine Corp. This year, […]

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The Flu season is just beginning and Bladen County Health Department wants to remind you of our extended clinic hours on Tuesday evenings, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. These extended hours will continue each Tuesday throughout January 2019. Extended clinic services available: *Immunizations (to include Flu Vaccines) *Birth Control pick-ups *Depo Shots *Pregnancy Testing […]

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By Erin Smith The intersection of NC 87 and NC 11 at the Columbus-Bladen County line will be getting an extreme makeover in 2019. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, November 28, at the Sandyfield town hall from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The intersection has been […]

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There will be a Hanging of the Greens service at Old Trinity Methodist Church in Elizabethtown on Sunday, December 2, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Share:

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RICHMOND, Va. and SMITHFIELD, Va. — Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, Inc. are joining forces in an historic initiative to transform the future of sustainable energy and agriculture, announcing their first projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah. The companies are forming a joint venture called Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠ that will capture methane emissions […]

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By Erin Smith Giving Tuesday, or #GivingTuesday, occurs the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside for making contributions to charitable organizations, according to www.givingtuesday.org. Everyone is encouraged to make a contribution to the charity of their choice today. There are many noteworthy Bladen County non-profits and organizations from which to choose,  including […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladenboro Fire Department shared a warning on their social media regarding a potential scam. The warning involves a letter from a group called the Volunteer Firefighters Alliance of Topeka, Kansas. Bladenboro Fire Chief Jackie Coleman said, “They are advertising for people to volunteer or make donations.” The letter, indicates a list […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

NFL results from Monday night football action: Texans 34 – Titans 17. Most of us have pet peeves….How about driving late PM, about dark-thirty, without lights?  Dangerous for all… Been traveling a little recently, surprised at the state of many small to medium size towns….some in various stages of disarray, others where leaders obviously do a […]

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1868 – Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General George A. Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack. 1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady) 1890 – 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation. 1901 – U.S. […]

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NAKINA – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Hallsboro Middle 2-1 Monday night in the opening round of the Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Blue Devils advance to play Whiteville Central Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. The winner of that match advances to Wednesday’s tournament championship. Bladenboro Middle battled Tabor City Middle on even terms throughout […]

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BLADENBORO- With friends, teammates, coaches and administrators in attendance, West Bladen’s Carley Dawson and Conner Brisson signed Letters of Intent Monday to continue their softball careers next season at UNC-Pembroke. Dawson, a first baseman, has batted .444 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, 55 runs batted in, 61 runs scored and a .697 slugging percentage […]

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Bladen Community College Trustee and Chair, Dennis Troy, recently attended the national leadership congress of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in New York City. Troy currently serves on the ACCT national board. Mr. Troy joined more than 2,000 trustees, presidents, chancellors, government officials, foundation representatives, and experts from across the country who attended […]

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By Erin Smith A small church in Bladen County was damaged recently by gunfire. As you drive by the little white church, you might not immediately notice the marks left by the shot gun shells on the building of Sweet Home Holiness Church. The incident was reported on Sunday, November 18. Slow down and take […]

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RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina is strengthening its fight against the opioid epidemic by expanding the number of pharmacies participating in the Controlled Substance Reporting System. North Carolina is also activating a digital gateway to provide pharmacists and prescribers one-click access to patient information and data to identify those at risk for […]

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Survivors of Hurricane Florence who received initial rental assistance from FEMA may be eligible for continued rental assistance. To be eligible to apply, survivors must meet the following conditions: *They were awarded initial rental assistance and used it as intended. The initial assistance award covers two months. *They are unable to return to their pre-disaster […]

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The magic of the holidays is in the spirit of giving!  Southeastern Hospice will host their 33rd annual Festival of Trees this year with a parade of beautiful, theme-decorated trees, wreaths, and garland. The event will be held at the Osterneck Auditorium at 102 N. Chestnut Street, directly across from the Robeson County Public Library, from […]

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By Faye M. Boyne, NC DOT The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) has issued an updated listing of road closings in Bladen County. They are as follows: CLOSINGS: NC 210 East at Rowan Creek NC 210 East will be closed starting today (Monday, November 26, 2018) at a location 0.2 miles North of […]

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Elizabethtown Primary School has released the honor roll for the first nine weeks grading period. 4th Grade Superintendent’s List Jaida Harrison and Jamiya Peterson A Honor Roll Janice Alvarez-Nunez, Nadya Colon, Yurisa Hernandez Lopez, Matilda Kinlaw, Mallory McDuffie, Shalia McEachin, and Brooklyn Skinner. A/B Honor Roll Damian Alonso-Sanchez, Ta’Mani Brown. Emily Estrada Campos, AviAnna Hamilton, […]

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By Erin Smith In late November, after Thanksgiving dinner has been served, many people begin to think about Christmas. One group of law enforcement officers’ wives want to make sure those who protect and serve our citizens in Bladen County are not forgotten during the Christmas holiday. The Third Annual Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop for Christmas […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley ExpressCare is closing to make way for a new Cape Fear Valley Emergency Department treatment area. The ExpressCare’s last day is Sunday, Dec. 2. On Monday, Dec. 3, the ED’s new Intermediate Care area will open with expanded capacity and staff to better accommodate patients. The opening means patients with […]

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Contributed On Thanksgiving, November 22, Clarkton United Methodist Church conducted its fourth annual God’s Bounty ministry.  Turkey dinners were prepared and given to anyone that is hungry.  The meals can be eaten at the church, delivered to a site or can be picked up and carried out.  The church began serving meals at 11 a.m. […]

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Having trouble sleeping, sharing your thoughts or concentrating on the task at hand? Are you feeling angry, sad or terribly frustrated or hopeless? These are just some of the signs of emotional stress that appear following life-altering disasters, whether natural or man-made. For many survivors, the emotional pain that Hurricane Florence caused can equal the […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden Two topics of interest to most people are taxes and public spending. So whenever I find research focusing on these two areas – especially if they’re applied to North Carolina – I think it’s worthy of mention. Two new studies recently came across my desk fitting this profile. One looked at […]

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Between church activities, a parade and decorating for Christmas, for many, the past weekend was busy, busy … with more to follow … ‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year. NFL action last night … Vikings 24 – Packers 17. One game tonight to conclude Week 12 … Titans at Texans at 8:15 PM… […]

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1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston. 1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cents fare. 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. 1859 – Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical “All the […]

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A trio of Bladen County basketball stars are off to strong starts for the 2018/2019 season. East Bladen grad Lacey Suggs opened the season with a 16-point performance to lead her UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawks to a 74-58 victory over Belmont Abbey. Suggs has averaged 8.4 points, 3 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game as the […]

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The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are asking the public to be on the lookout for a pair of shoes that belong to 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar. Hania’s family recently purchased a new and very distinctive pair of sneakers for the missing teen from Lumberton according to the Lumberton Police Department. Aguilar had gone […]

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By Charlotte Smith Santa came to town this Sunday, November 25, for the annual Elizabethtown Christmas Parade organized by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at 3 p.m. in the local downtown on Broad Street proceeding to Poplar Street. Many area businesses, churches, civic organizations, schools and beauty queens participated […]

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By Charlotte Smith Small Business Saturday came in rainy and gloomy, but left warm and prosperous according to some local business owners. Sunday will help set the tone of the season with the annual Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Christmas parade. Some downtown merchants will be open for extended hours today offering savings. BladenOnline.com will be on […]

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