06/19/2019
  • 8:49 am Sunset Jams concert series kicks off this week
  • 8:12 am Fayetteville Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offenses
  • 8:09 am Bladenboro and Elizabethtown Communities to receive generators for powering critical public infrastructure
  • 7:36 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 19
  • 6:03 am Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy
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Checking our neighborhood…. Thanksgiving season must be final date for all Christmas decorations to be in place….looking good…the Hesters’ are usually last or near last to complete the task….working on it.. Checking football scores from yesterday’s play….. NC State 34 – UNC 28 (overtime) Wake Forest 59 – Duke 7 Cincinnati 56 – ECU 6 Clemson 56 […]

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1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn. 1792 – Benjamin Banneker first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac. 1817 – First sword swallower in US performs (NYC) 1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half of pie for 12 cents. 1857 – US […]

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League champion East Bladen placed five players on the All-Three Rivers Conference boys soccer team, and Coach Jay Raynor was named the league’s Coach of the Year. West Bladen had three players named to the All-TRC team. Named All-TRC from East Bladen were seniors Greyson Heustess, Ezequiel Arteaga, Keshaun Davis and Dan Tatum and junior […]

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Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Rev. William J. Barber, II, People Directly Impacted by Voter Suppression and Hurricane Florence, and Moral Leaders and Advocates to Hold Moral Day of Action In Raleigh, NC. [RALEIGH, NC] —  On Tuesday, November 27th at 10:00am ET at BICENTENNIAL MALL, 1 E. JONES STREET, RALEIGH, NC the NC NAACP, Repairers of the Breach, The NC Poor People’s […]

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Public information session about GenX scheduled for Dec. 11 RALEIGH – The state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will host a seventh community information session Tuesday, Dec. 11, about the state’s ongoing activities related to the GenX investigation that originated at the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.   Topics will include updates on […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Jimmy Green Day was planned for the town of Clarkton. White Lake votes to annex Watergate Subdivision. Bladen County Mayors elected were: Dan Meshaw (Clarkton), Irene Brisson (Dublin), Willie Dixon (East Arcadia), and Howard Monroe (Tar Heel). The town of Clarkton changed the name of 211 Business to Green Street. Share:

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The Christmas shopping season is underway for many, for others it will come later…. Never been one to battle large crowds….but some enjoy… Ever wake up with something on your mind…and it just lingers?  Last night, began to think about how businesses come and go, kinda run their course and especially so in small towns, […]

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1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification. 1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire. 1896 – 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont. 1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter. 1916 – Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing’s troops will withdraw […]

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Here are second-round scores from Friday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoff games. Class 2A East Southwest Onslow 29, South Columbus 20 Wallace-Rose Hill 58, Goldsboro 14 Elizabeth City Northeastern 28, Wilson Beddingfield 0 Kinston 14, Clinton 13 Class 1A East Goldsboro Rosewood 35, North Edgecombe 34 Class 1AA East Riverside-Martin 56, Princeton 46 […]

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The Bladenboro Middle School volleyball team will participate in the Nakina Invitational tournament beginning Monday. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs will play No. 4 Tabor City at 4:45 p.m. Members of the team are: Megan Pait, Marly Crabtree, Marlie Walters, MacKenzie Singletary, Trinity Meares, Summer Winebarger, Holland Davis, Catherine Dowless, Lainey Autry, Noria Singletary, Emily Young, Whitney […]

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BY JOHN MURAWSKI, www.heraldsun.com A pledge by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, to transform hog manure into a clean natural gas aims to mint hundreds of pig farms in North Carolina into renewable energy gold mines. The scale envisioned by Smithfield aspires to go far beyond the roughly 40 hog farms in the United […]

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Contributed by from the Bladen Small business Center While there has been quite a few things that have set individuals, companies, and more back this year including natural disasters and more, there is always something to be thankful for. Here is our top five things to be thankful for!  5. Between FEMA, SBA, and the […]

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Contributed Cape Fear Distillery®  recently sold the first legal bottle of alcohol that was distilled in Bladen County. Cape Fear Distillery®, which is part of Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery® in Elizabethtown, just released its “Maritime Gin™,” which is available for purchase at Cape Fear Distillery® now and will be available in ABC stores soon. […]

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Electronic scams often increase during the holidays Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Information Technology is advising people to carefully monitor solicitations and other communications they receive during the coming holiday season.  Cybercriminals often take advantage of people’s generosity and distractions during the holiday season to gain access to their data, said State Chief Risk […]

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RALEIGH – Officials with the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice have named Maxine Evans-Armwood of Rocky Mount as Director of Juvenile Court Services. Evans-Armwood most recently served as central area administrator of Court Services. In her new role, Evans-Armwood is responsible for maintaining a high level of operational standards across the 30 juvenile court […]

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It’s important to be secure whenever you shop online. On Cyber Monday, cybercriminals may try to take extra advantage of online shoppers. Here are some tips to protect your information: Shop from trustworthy and established websites only. Make sure your information is encrypted. Look for URLs that begin with https:// and have a closed padlock […]

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Australian Plastics Manufacturer Selects Gaston County for First U.S. Plant RALEIGH: Era Polymers Corporation, an Australian manufacturer specializing in polyurethane chemistry, will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $9.2 million in Stanley. “Advanced manufacturers from around […]

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Extended Deadline to Register for Federal Assistance is December 13 RALEIGH: North Carolina continues to make progress recovering from Hurricane Florence, with more than $895 million in state and federal resources already approved, Governor Roy Cooper said Wednesday. He urged anyone who sustained damaged from the storm to apply for help if they haven’t already. “Across […]

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By Dr. Bobby Coats | Nov 19, 2018 Owners of a farm with generic base acres as of September 30, 2013, and recent planting history of covered commodities, have a one-time opportunity to allocate generic base acres. The process will be multi-step to allocate generic base acres to seed cotton base acres. Steps for implementing the allocation […]

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  One non profit is helping the Bladenboro Police Department with their annual Christmas for Kids program. The Bladenboro Police Department has been collecting donations for the annual Christmas for Kids program since mid November. This week a check from Boost the ‘Boro Inc. in the amount of $500.00 was presented to Bladenboro Chief Will Howell by […]

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Hope your Thanksgiving Day was good….for our immediate family….Great, all together, good fellowship, good food…fun time.. Quick check of NFL scores from ‘Turkey Day’ games: Bears 23 – Lions 16 Cowboys 31 – Redskins 23 Saints 31 – Falcons 17 Current NFL leaders AFL East     Patriots 7-3 AFL West    Chiefs   9-2 AFL North   Steelers 7-2 […]

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NAKINA – Clarkton School of Discovery and Bladenboro Middle will compete in the 2018 Nakina Invitational Volleyball Tournament that begins Monday at Nakina Middle School. The Lady Blue Devils are seeded third in the tournament and will play at 5:30 Monday against No. 8 seed Hallsboro. The Clarkton/Hallsboro winner will play Tuesday at 4:45 against […]

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All services 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. December 5 St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Preacher: David Holloway (Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church) December 12 Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church Preacher: Gerry Blackburn (St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church) December 19 Trinity United Methodist Church Preacher: Sheldon Reese (Resident of White Lake and Member of the Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Conference) 2018 Advent – […]

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By Chris Denny Psalm 100 King James Version (KJV) Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the […]

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Thanksgiving began years ago.  Bet we all recall our teachers in the lower grades sharing about the ‘First Thanksgiving’, and it’s worth sharing again… One account explained it this way.  “The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.  This […]

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  Clarkton School of Discovery will share the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s AA Division volleyball championship with Nakina and Williams. All three teams finished the season with identical 8-2 records and all three were 2-2 in head-to-head matches against the other two teams.    Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils posted victories over Elizabethtown and Bladenboro […]

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By Ken Armstrong West Bladen 18 West Over girls basketball West Bladen 18 Westover jv girls basketball Share:

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Proposed Special Use Permit, Town of Elizabethtown, North Carolina.  Pursuant to N.C. G.S. 160A-364, 385 and 386, the Town of Elizabethtown will conduct a public hearing on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Municipal Building.  Town Council will consider the following:  Special Use Permit Petitioner:        Clarence Butler Case Number:  SU 1202180358 […]

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This Day In History

1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen. 1842 – Mount St Helens in Washington erupts. 1863 – Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death. 1903 – Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged. 1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week. 1927 – […]

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A proposed consent order between Chemours, the state Department of Environmental Quality and Cape Fear River Watch announced Wednesday night will require the Bladen County-based facility to pay a $12 million civil penalty, $1 million for investigative costs, dramatically reduce GenX air emissions and provide permanent replacement drinking water supplies for those with drinking water […]

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By Charlotte Smith   Many rumors have been flying around Bladen County in reference to the disappearance of Lumberton teenager, Hania Noelia Aguilar according to several of our readers. Aguliar is a 13 year old who was abducted from her yard on November 5, 2018. Today, Lumberton Police Department released the following statement on their social media, “We […]

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By Charlotte Smith Many churches in the area are celebrating Thanksgiving with the communities they serve. Some have been delivering meals early and some will be providing meals on Thursday. White Lake Christian Camp & Retreat Center held a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday evening. The meal is the second annual White Lake Thanksgiving Community […]

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Thanksgiving is almost here! If you’re traveling to see family or hosting guests at your home, it is important that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Use these tips to have a safe holiday: Decide on a family emergency meeting spot and make sure your guests know how to get […]

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By Charlotte Smith Thanksgiving has now become a time of shopping instead of a time of feasting for some. Most local merchants will be closed or operate on a limited schedule on Thanksgiving, but the Elizabethtown Walmart has extended hours. One Walmart representative said the store will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day […]

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Contributed    Wednesday evening Pack 600 Elizabethtown Cub Scouts, The Webelos Den, earned their “Duty to God” requirement. Runion explained the scouts learned about Pack 740 of Currie NC had lost everything in Hurricane Florence. The local Webelos started making calls and sending emails. “Well, Coleman and Academy Sports stepped up and last nite they were […]

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Contributed First Bank of Elizabethtown is participating with Bladen County Department of Social Services Foster Care program by providing an angel tree this year. The bank has 29 foster children to choose from displayed on their Christmas tree displayed as paper ornaments. Visit the bank’s branch in Elizabethtown at 232 West Broad Street and choose […]

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Thanksgiving 2018 is fast approaching…..Turkey is in the oven, travel plans are complete and a celebration is just hours away… Can you recall a very special Thanksgiving? Can you imagine the first Thanksgiving season, many, many years ago? The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade through downtown Elizabethtown is all set for Sunday, […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Williams scored a pair of late goals to snap a 3-3 tie and defeat Clarkton School of Discovery 5-3 Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer action. Williams grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play, but four minutes later Lafon Monroe turned an assist from Martin Rojas-Jacinto into the […]

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CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery swept matches from Elizabethtown and Bladenboro Tuesday night in Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball action. The Lady Blue Devils opened Tuesday’s play with a 2-0 victory over Elizabethtown by set scores of 25-11 and 25-13. Elizabethtown won the first set of their match with Tar Heel by a 25-19 […]

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HALLSBORO – Jordan Underwood scored 2 goals Tuesday to lead Tar Heel to a 5-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Hallsboro. Underwood knocked in his first goal with 15 minutes left in the first half. Three minutes later William Verdugo-Gomez banged in another Panther goal that pushed the lead to 2-0 at […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Malcolm Bolden recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Tuesday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 5-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Bladenboro. Bolden blasted in an early goal that deflected off the keeper and into the net for a 1-0 Cougar lead. Later in the half, teammate Chace Butler […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ BLADENBORO- Westover rode a 26-12 second-half surge to a 42-22 non-conference junior varsity girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. Ocean Woody and Xiomara Phair threw in 4 points each to keep the Lady Knights within 16-10 at halftime. Freshman Hannah Pait poured in four baskets in the third quarter […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ BLADENBORO – Senior Salome Campbell pumped in 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as Westover rallied for a 45-41 non-conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night. Junior Kasee Singletary bombed in a pair of 3-point shots and threw in another basket in the first period […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/ ELIZABETHTOWN- Senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson fired in 17 points Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to a 61-28 victory over West Brunswick in the non-conference girls basketball season opener for both teams. Moore-Peterson drained a pair of 3-point shots and 2 free throws, and senior Anna Kate White bombed in a pair […]

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

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By Erin Smith Area offices and agencies have announced their Thanksgiving holiday schedules. All banks are closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and will re-open for business on Friday, Nov. 24. However, State Employees Credit Union will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. […]

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Emereau:Bladen staff spent the week educating and visiting with civic organizations and talking about the charter school and its programs.  Carla Fisher, the new director of Emereau:Bladen, addressed the Chamber of Commerce at their lunch meeting on Tuesday. She discussed how Charter Schools are unique. “One of the differences is that we can present our […]

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Contributed RALEIGH: More than 720,000 North Carolinians in 304,000 households affected by Hurricane Florence received assistance buying food over the past seven weeks, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “When your life has just been turned upside down by a disaster, help feeding your family is critical,” Governor Cooper said. “Disaster food assistance helped families get […]

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Contributed The Educator Preparation Subcommittee of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) will meet Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agenda is available online.  The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend in person. Questions regarding this meeting may be directed […]

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By Bob Byers As the weather gets cold and dreary, we tend to put away the gardening boots in favor of an easy chair and a good book (or plant catalog). But wait, there’s still something beautiful going on in the garden. Or there should be: camellias. The envy of many gardeners from colder climes, […]

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  By Charlotte Smith This time of year lends the perfect opportunity to celebrate the year’s successes. One small group, Bladen County Innovative Approaches Steering Committee, has a long list of accomplishments from this year. They gathered at the public library in Elizabethtown to share their victories and make new goals. The steering committee is […]

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2018 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce announced today that William “Bill” Beam has been appointed by the Trump Administration to serve as Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs (DAFP). Beam was sworn in on Oct. 22, 2018.  As Deputy Administrator, Beam will be responsible for […]

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RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina native Sarah Bolton has joined his administration in the role of Policy Director. Bolton, a Raleigh native and graduate of Appalachian State University, was previously the Education Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Senior Policy and Budget […]

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This Day In History

1620 – Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod. 1789 – North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state. 1824 – First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina. 1852 – Duke University, founded in 1838 as Union Institute, chartered as Normal College. 1865 – Shaw University forms in Raleigh, NC. 1922 – Rebecca […]

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As we approach Thanksgiving we have so much to be thankful for…family, good health (if we enjoy good health), good neighbors and friends.  Yet, there is too much bad news….the recent kidnapping of the young girl in Lumberton, concern over guns in the hands of those who do not obey the laws, California fires, we could […]

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1789 – New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights. 1866 – Howard University founded (Washington, D.C.) 1914 – US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports. 1919 – 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson, Arizona) 1923 – Garrett Morgan patents his traffic signal design, an important development in automobile safety. […]

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Here is the Dublin Primary School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: Third Grade: Superintendent’s List: Cole Brisson, Nazir Campbell, Everlee Nance “A” Honor Roll: Jason Dowless, Nathan Guyton, Cooper Mills, Halle Nobels, Sophia Pancoast, Jason Paniagua Velazquez “A/B” Honor Roll: Dylan Brisson, Gavin Brisson, Serenity Council, Sarahi Cuc Reyes, Kevin […]

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Here is the Bladenboro Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: 5th Grade Superintendent’s List: (96 +) – Jackson Pait, Makenna Thurman, Faith Wren A Honor Roll (90+) – Kali Allen, Akeira Barnett, Jyra Best, Omarion Brown, Jonah Bryan, Miles Bullard, Juandiego Burga-Cupen, Nicole Castro-Vergara, Aiden Dove, Brenna Hester, Nicholas […]

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Here is the West Bladen High School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: “Superintendent’s List” Any student with a grade of 96 or above in all classes and no more than 7 absences in each class. Updated: Olivia Allen, Miguel Aguilar, Arely Alonzo Ortiz, Victor Arellano Mata, Shyra Ballard, Tamia Barber, […]

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BLADENBORO – Clarkton School of Discovery swept a pair of Waccamaw Middle School Conference volleyball matches Monday night from Tar Heel and Williams. Tar Heel won the opening set in the first match of the day 25-20 over Bladenboro. The Lady Bulldogs rallied with a 25-18 victory in the second set then won the match […]

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NAKINA –Alex Hidalgo and Malcolm Bolden scored two goals each Monday to lead Elizabethtown to a 4-2 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Nakina. In the seventh minute, Hidalgo converted a pass from Bolden into the first Cougar goal. Later in the half Bolden pounced on a loose ball, beat the Nakina midfield […]

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BLADENBORO – Jordan Underwood and William Verdugo-Gomez fired in two goals each to lead Tar Heel to a 5-2 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Whiteville Central Monday afternoon. Kevin Labra scored the other goal for Coach Ray Schmucker’s Panthers who improved to 2-0 on the season. The game was moved to West Bladen High […]

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BLADENBORO – Hezekiah Blanks and Cade Allen blasted in penalty kicks Monday night to lift Bladenboro to a Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys soccer victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. The two teams were tied 2-2 after regulation, and the Blue Devils’ Lafon Monroe knocked in their first penalty kick in the shootout. Blanks banged […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Juniors Kasee Singletary and Lexie Corrothers keyed a 15-8 third quarter run that propelled West Bladen to a 42-33 victory over Westover in the non-conference season opener for both schools. The Lady Knights led 16-14 at halftime, but Corrothers drained a 3-point shot and threw in two more baskets, and Singletary tossed in […]

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  By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Board of Commissioners discussed several items during their meeting on Monday evening. Ellie and Kynslie Kinlaw lead those in attendance in the pledge to the American flag. Rev. Larry Hayes gave the invocation.  After the consent items were approved with a unanimous vote, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Representative Lindsey […]

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  By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown City Cemetery behind the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown has shown significant geological damage since Hurricane Florence. Though the holidays are approaching fast the Town of Elizabethtown have specialist on site at the damaged resting site. Mayor of the Town of Elizabethtown, Sylvia Campbell, stated the issues at […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet twice today, Monday, November 19. The first meeting is a Special Meeting Regarding Tax Matters. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is full of advisory board appointments needing to be filled. If […]

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Contractors for Columbus, Bladen and Robeson counties will start next week WHITEVILLE – Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation will be collecting storm debris created by Hurricane Florence in Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties this month. People should have the material set out along the shoulder of the roadway by Monday, Nov. 26. Beginning that […]

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By Charlotte Smith   A horrific true story about a powerful, political man torturing a Pastor and his family for five years was unfolded at Elizabethtown Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11. Rebecca Alonzo, author of “The Devil in Pew Number Seven,” described her early life’s events with remarkable poise and forgiveness. The evening contained […]

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  Our office was made aware by NCDOT this morning that the contractor would be starting roadside cleanup today in Bladen County of vegetative and building material as a result of Hurricane Florence. The contractor will make one pass through the county so it is very important to have this material along the state right […]

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With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the North Carolina Community Colleges Small Business Center Network (SBCN) encourages you to #ShopSmall and support your local small businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support local independent merchants with the power of […]

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National Weather Service

The weather should be nice for the holiday week according to Stephen Keebler with National Weather Service. After a few lingering showers this morning, high pressure will build in and provide a mostly dry albeit cool at times during the holiday week. The forecast for Thanksgiving Day calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Court Judge James C. Dever III sentenced RODNEY TROY WILLIAMS, 50, of Bolivia, North Carolina, to 204 months in prison, followed by 60 months of supervised release. WILLIAMS was charged in a two-count […]

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The Governor’s Crime Commission – Special Committee on School Shootings is hosting a public forum tomorrow in Greenville. Public forums have been scheduled in both Greenville and Greensboro and are designed to ensure that community voices and ideas are heard and incorporated into the Special Committee’s report. The Special Committee will compile comments and/or questions […]

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  The Lumberton Police Department, the FBI, and a number of our state, local, and federal law enforcement partners are actively following investigative leads to find Hania Aguilar according to Lumberton Police Department.   Foot and drone searches continued on Saturday.  Photos of FBI and SBI agents on the ground in Robeson County were published to […]

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NFL action last night – Bears 25, Vikings 20 Tonight – Rams vs Chiefs…. Short work week for many…Roadways will be crowded as we celebrate Thanksgiving….Drive as if your life depended on it…..because it does…. Many would be thankful for a more ‘settled’ stock market, especially retirees who depend on 401Ks and other such plans […]

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East Bladen’s A. J. Smith and West Bladen’s Haley George have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference cross-country teams. Smith, a sophmore, won the boys cross country meet at Red Springs and finished fourth in a regular season meet at Whiteville. Smith placed fourth in the TRC championship meet at Whiteville and competed in […]

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Week In Review

High school football season in Bladen County came to a close, two West Bladen athletes were honored as the league’s best and an East Bladen basketball player makes her college choice during the week of Nov. 12-18. Junior Jalil Hutcherson rushed for 167 yards and made a key interception to lead Wilson Beddingfield to a […]

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1644 – First protestant ministry society in New England. 1805 – Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west. 1861 – Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper. 1863 – US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score & seven years […]

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Week In Review

A former mayor died, a desperate search for a kidnapped Lumberton teen continued, and the election results were made official during the week of Nov. 12-18. Former Bladenboro Mayor Edgar Evans died Tuesday, Nov. 13. He was 87. Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 15 at Lennons Crossroads Church. Mr. Evans served as mayor from 1974 […]

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Whew….time to take a deep breath as we head into the Thanksgiving season….. College football scores from Saturday… NC State 52 – Louisville 10 UNC 49 – WCU 26 Pittsburgh 34 – Wake Forest 13 Clemson 35 – Duke 6 Appalachian State  45 – Georgia State 17 ECU 55 – Connecticut 21 Alabama 50 – […]

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1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head. 1787 – First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston. 1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s house in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America. 1861 – The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in […]

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Bladenboro Primary School has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year. 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Talon Bailey, Joshua Blackmon, Nicholas Hilburn, Norman Ramos George, Andrew Wren 3rd Grade “A/B” Honor Roll Jacob Britt, Makenna Bryan, Lucas Bryant, Isabella Cain, Venus Cortez Garcia, Alayiah Cromartie, Chloe Courtney, Cameron […]

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By Erin Smith Organizers of the second annual Pork & Beats Festival deemed the event a success on Saturday. Mike Shaw, one of the many organizers, said, “I couldn’t be happier with the turn out we have had.” Shaw said the festival has grown and this year, there were 11 entries in the Barbecue Cook […]

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The Elizabethtown ABC Store was opened in March of 1982. The most recent ABC audit shows that the store is performing well. That audit shows the recent yearly income was $1,431,216.00. Of that figure total taxes paid were $323,843.00. Profit shown was $136,239.00 for a percent of 9.52%. $4,728.00 went to law enforcement, $6,620.00 went […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Tim Kinlaw resigned as Bladen County Inspector. August 1983 Bladen County unemployment was at 14.4%. The White Lake Town Commissioners made plans to close the White Lake ABC store. Elizabethtown Revco had their Grand Opening. Share:

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Soccer

Contributed by James Alverson, Assistant Commissioner – Media Relations, Special Events & Publications RALEIGH, NC – In the school’s first State Championship appearance in Men’s Soccer, the Clinton Dark Horses looked smooth and calm, despite falling behind in the second half against the defending 2A State Champions from Newton-Conover. Clinton had the better of the possession in […]

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  Monday, November 12 marked one week since Lumberton teenager, Hania Noelia Aguilar, 13, was abducted from her yard. The FBI has released additional photos of the missing Lumberton teenager and surveillance videos of a man they would like to speak with regarding the abduction. The FBI announced they are offering a $15,000 reward for information […]

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How often have I heard, deaths come in threes.  Well, two of my favorite people ‘passed away’ this week…Hope there is not a third, soon! Shared a little about Edgar Evans yesterday, and about his contributions to the area.  Did not tell you the numerous ways he made life a little more manageable when I […]

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Here are scores from the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs played Friday, Nov. 16. Class 2A East Wilson Beddingfield 14, East Bladen 12 South Columbus 63, Greene Central 28 Wallace-Rose Hill 44, Whiteville 15 Elizabeth City Northeastern 48, Fairmont 7 Clinton 48, James Kenan 10 Kinston 13, Ayden-Grifton 7 […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Jalil Hutcherson rushed for 167 yards and made a key interception to lead Wilson Beddingfield to a 14-12 victory over East Bladen Friday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A football play-offs. The Bruins led 14-12 at the half and limited the Eagles to only 20 plays and two […]

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1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. 1800 – Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building. 1827 – The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. 1853 – Street signs authorized at […]

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By Erin Smith The general election is over and local vote canvassing is complete. Some candidates still have signs displayed in the county. According to North Carolina General Statute 136-23 (b), political signs are permitted up to ten days after the election. The statute reads, “During the period beginning on the 30th day before the […]

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Bladenboro Entrance

The EMS Service is a career that can be very rewarding as well as very demanding. Many volunteers choose an EMS career because of their desire to help others in their time of need. Bladenboro EMS Chief Josh Parker, has volunteered his time for 18 years. “Chief Josh Parker has been a huge asset to […]

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Public Meeting

The Emereau: Bladen Board of Director’s Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  A public body may close a session for the following purpose:  to establish, or to instruct the public body’s staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the public body […]

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