05/25/2019
  • 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
  • 9:20 am USDA Reminds Producers of Approaching Marketing Assistance Loan Deadlines
  • 9:17 am Naked places and open spaces
  • 9:11 am Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago
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MOUNT OLIVE- East Bladen grads Eian and Ethan Hines turned in strong performances Saturday to help their Mount Olive track and field team win the Trojan Challenge over 15 other teams. Freshman Eian Hines finished second in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 11.5 inches. Sophmore Ethan Hines placed fourth with a […]

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March Madness continues. #1 Virginia 80 – Purdue 75  (overtime) #3 Texas Tech 75 – #1 Gonzaga 68 Today (Sunday) 2:20 PM  #2 Kentucky vs #5 Auburn  CBS 5:05 PM  #1 Duke vs #2 Michigan State  CBS Texas Tech will play in their first ever final four. Interesting info, Walmart is the largest employer in […]

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Photos contributed by Mary Bell WHITEVILLE- West Bladen’s boys tied for first place with Whiteville in a 3-way Three Rivers Conference track and field meet Thursday. Both teams scored 77 points. South Robeson was third with 10 points. Whiteville won the girls meet with 94 points. West Bladen finished second with 45 points, and South […]

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This Day In History

1736 – Bellevue Hospital founded in a New York City almshouse – 1st public hospital in the US. 1850 – US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%) 1880 – First town to claim to be completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana) 1889 – Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris.  Built for the Exposition […]

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By Erin Smith A bright sunny morning in Ammon was punctuated with the chugs and hisses of hit and miss engines and the sounds of antique tractors as the Old Fashioned Planters Day was held at the John Graham farm. The event featured displays of antique farm equipment, antique cars, hit and miss engines, and […]

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First Baptist Church of Bladenboro located at 500 S. Main Street in Bladenboro will be having a “Journey” Easter event program on April 21st. The community is invited to attend. There will be a puppet show and a skit. Bring your kids and your family. Children’s Ministry: Youth Group: Journey Young Adults: God is on […]

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Each week we present an historical place in Bladen County. This week we present South River Presbyterian Church. South River Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located near Garland, Bladen County, North Carolina. It was built between 1855 and 1857, and is a one-story, rectangular frame Greek Revival-style church. It has a pedimeted roof […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

East Bladen High School boy’s basketball team won the North Carolina Class 3A State Championship with a 63-54 victory over West Caldwell. Leon Cromartie was the game’s MVP. Cromartie made 9 of 15 shots for 18 points. East Bladen shot 56.8% for the game. The East Bladen golf team had a record of 6-0. The […]

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Columbus County Disaster Response (CCDR), a local tax-exempt organization that focuses on disaster preparation and recovery will host the second annual Columbus County Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Columbus County Fairgrounds, 886 Prison Camp Road, in Whiteville. “Last year’s Hurricane Expo was a tremendous success and we […]

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By Erin Smith A Robeson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was struck by a pick up truck early Friday morning was reported to have suffered a concussion and no broken bones on Friday afternoon. An update issued by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Detective Matt Lassiter remains hospitalized in Florence, SC on Friday afternoon. Detective Lassiter was redirecting […]

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Heartbreak for UNC fans.  NCAA Sweet 16 action: #5 Auburn 93 – #1 UNC 80 #1 Duke 75 – # 4 Virginia Tech 73 Schedule for Elite 8 as March Madness continues today: #1 Gonzaga vs #3 Texas Tech  6:09 PM   TBS #1 Virginia vs #3 Purdue 8:49 PM   TBS Tomorrow (Sunday) #2 Kentucky vs […]

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Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson participated in the Salem Glenn CC “Challenge At The Glen” held this week in Clemmons. Thompson shot 83-73-78=234 to finish in 24th place. She will be playing in the Gates Four Women’s Classic at Gates Four Country Club near Fayetteville on April 2-4. Share:

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BLADENBORO – Sophmore Taylor West pitched a 7-hitter and struck out ten batters to lead West Bladen to a 13-10 Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball victory over Fairmont Friday. The Tornadoes scored an unearned run in the first inning, before West Bladen exploded for six runs in the second. Sophmore Armani Cowan led off with […]

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BLADENBORO – Freshman lefthander Kaiden Stanley struck out 13 batters and pitched 5.2 innings of no-hit ball as West Bladen defeated Fairmont 4-2 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball action Friday. Stanley gave up a run on 2 hits and 4 walks in his 6 innings of work. Freshman Josh Russ relieved in the seventh […]

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WHITEVILLE- East Bladen rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat Whiteville 12-5 Friday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball action. The Wolfpack scored 5 two-out runs in the first inning on 4 hits, a walk and an error. The Eagles battled back in the second inning. Drew Sholar belted a single, Mahki Cromartie walked […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, www.kenarmphoto.com WHITEVILLE – A 4-run second-inning rally propelled Whiteville to a 6-4 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over East Bladen Friday night. East Bladen took an early 1-0 lead. Sophmore Alyssa Futrell hammered a double to left, and sophmore Jordan Kinlaw yanked a single to left. Junior Lorna Mendell slapped a […]

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BLADENBORO – Senior Conner Brisson batted 3-4 and knocked in 3 runs to lead West Bladen to a 10-4 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over Fairmont Friday night. Brisson doubled and scored 2 runs. Sophmore teammate Alyssa Suggs finished 2-2 at the plate with a double. Junior Kyla Reed doubled, drove in a run and […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, www.kenarmphoto.com WHITEVILLE – Senior Dylan Lawson and junior Jake Harwood combined to pitch a one-hitter and strikeout 11 batters as Whiteville defeated East Bladen 7-0 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. Lawson allowed a second-inning single to Eagle sophmore Zach Meares and one walk while striking out ten batters […]

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BLADENBORO – West Bladen exploded for six runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Fairmont 9-3 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. The Knights led 3-2 when junior Dawson Bryan was hit by a pitch to begin the fifth inning. Bryan stole second base and darted home when junior Nolan […]

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1822 – Congress combines East & West Florida into Florida Territory. 1842 – Ether used as an anesthetic for 1st time by Dr. Crawford Long (Georgia) 1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly) 1870 – 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to […]

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RALEIGH – April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are expecting a very good crop that should last through Memorial Day. “There should be plenty of berries this year despite a wet and cold first quarter in 2019,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We encourage consumers to visit a […]

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Public Meeting

The Emereau:Bladen Board of Director’s will meet on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Emereau:Bladen Charter School, 995 Airport Road, Elizabethtown, NC  28337. If you have questions, please call (910) 247-6595 Share:

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By Erin Smith A proposed bill aimed at curbing gun violence in North Carolina is now being reviewed by the Judiciary Committee in the NC House.  NC House Bill 86 was proposed by Democratic Representatives Christy Clark, Marcia Morey, Pricey Harrison, and Shelly Willingham. The purpose of the NC House Bill 86 is to restrict […]

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RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced nominations to five boards and commissions. “I appreciate these appointees serving on North Carolina boards and commissions to help strengthen our state and improve the lives of its people,” said Governor Cooper. Gov. Cooper has nominated the following individuals to the North Carolina State Board of Education: *Dr. Donna A. […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and in recognition of the great accomplishments the organization has made over the past 70 years. “Over the last 70 […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Maya McDonald scored both goals Thursday night to lead East Bladen to a 2-0 non-conference girls soccer victory over Scotland. Junior Sydney Wober and senior Ashley Hardin were credited with assists for the Lady Eagles who scored a goal in each half. “Our legs looked really heavy and it wasn’t the prettiest […]

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By Jefferson Weaver Had she been any more grateful for the simple little thing I did, the lady would have embarrassed me. I promised not to use her name, so I won’t; she had a problem and didn’t know where to turn. It took me but a moment to find the telephone number and name […]

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By Erin Smith Elizabethtown officials are waiting on notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding repairs to the damages that occurred to the town’s cemetery during Hurricane Florence. The cemetery received heavy damage from the storm in the form of soil erosion that led to the formation of giant cracks and the shifting […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Act provides the U.S. Geological Survey with $45 million to develop new advanced technologies to detect PFAS and then to conduct nationwide sampling for PFAS in the environment. “North Carolina has […]

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By Erin Smith During the recent Cape Fear Council-Boy Scouts of America Council Recognition Banquet held on March 14th, 2019, Walter Bullard was recognized as the 2018 Eagle Class Honoree.  The banquet was held at the Hotel Ballast Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Bullard has been involved in Scouting throughout his life and is the founder […]

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By Erin Smith A Robeson County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured on Highway 301 early Friday morning while directing traffic, according to the  Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy was airlifted from the scene to the hospital. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins issued a release on his Facebook page: “On […]

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LUMBERTON – Students in Robeson County are working to promote better driver habits – practices they hope will save lives. The students are members of Robeson County Dream Teams, partnered with the N.C. High School Athletic Association. They attend Fairmont, Lumberton, Purnell Swett, Red Springs, South Robeson and St. Pauls high schools. Jerome Hunt, the athletic director […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a bipartisan bill to prohibit the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey until our government certifies that Turkey will not accept delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system. Under the US-led, multinational Joint Strike Fighter […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden Economics sometimes suffers from a bad image. Economists are famous for disagreeing over public policies. Economics has its own language which is almost impenetrable for those without a degree in the “dismal science.” And speaking of dismal, many have the opinion economics provides little help for everyday decisions. I’ve spent much […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Laura Davisson pitched a one-hitter and struck out 8 batters to lead Elizabethtown to a 16-0 non-conference softball victory over Emereau Charter Tuesday. Leah McGill belted a lead-off single in the first inning for the only hit for the Aviators. The Lady Cougars scored 9 runs in the first inning. Davisson led off […]

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WHITEVILLE – Unbeaten Whiteville defeated West Bladen 9-0 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference boys tennis action. Singles: Bridger Warlick (W) defeated Jose Hernandez Osorio (WB) 6-1, 6-3 Tyler Floyd (W) defeated Logan Lewis (WB) 6-0, 6-1 Tanner Hester (W) defeated Victor Arellano (WB) 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 Andrew Cahn (W) defeated Eduardo Carranza (WB)  6-0, 6-0 Bryce […]

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NAKINA – Coleman Tatum pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 11 batters to lead Elizabethtown to a 14-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Nakina Thursday. Tatum walked only one batter and allowed a single run on two hits in the second inning. Coleman Tatum drew a one-out walk in the Cougar first inning, […]

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NCAA results from Thursday night action: Gonzago 72 – Florida State 58 Purdue 63 – Tennessee 49 Texas Tech 63 – Michigan 44 Virginia 53 – Oregon 49 March Madness continues! Friday night action: 7:09 PM  #2 Michigan vs #3 LSU  CBS 7:29 PM  #1 UNC vs #5 Auburn   TBS 9:39 PM  #1 Duke vs […]

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TAR HEEL – Lee Barnes pitched a complete game 9-hitter and struck out 7 batters to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 16-4 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Tar Heel Thursday. Barnes didn’t walk a batter and only 3 of the 4 runs were earned. The righthander threw only 80 pitches – […]

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1806 – Construction is authorized off the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. 1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam. 1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen’s Eagles won their fourth consecutive match Thursday with an 8-1 Three Rivers Conference boys tennis victory over Fairmont. Singles: Jay McGill (EB) defeated Javian Manning (F) 6-0, 6-1 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated Eduardo Perez (F) 6-3, 6-3 Jake Evans (EB) defeated Jeremiah Dial (F) 6-1, 6-1 Will Hester (EB) defeated Mike […]

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NAKINA – Laura Davisson pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 15 batters Thursday to lead Elizabethtown to a 7-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Nakina. Davisson did not walk a batter and allowed only an unearned run on an error in the third inning. The Lady Cougars took charge with a 5-run first […]

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BLADENBORO – Rylee Chadwick pitched a complete-game 6-hitter and struck out 11 batters to lead Bladenboro to a key 5-3 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Hallsboro. With the victory Bladenboro moves into first place in the AA Division with a 4-1 division record and 4-2 overall mark. Karli Godwin slammed a first-inning home […]

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TAR HEEL – Karli Priest, Lena Trinidad and Maddie Taylor combined to pitch a one-hitter as Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Tar Heel 13-2 Thursday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball action. Brooke Priest yanked a single down the leftfield line in the first inning for the only Tar Heel hit. Karli Priest pitched one […]

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By Dora Brogdon This Friday and Saturday will be marking the 27th annual Old Fashioned Planter’s Day event which set to be held at the Graham farm located on Old Fayetteville Road near Ammon. The Old Fashioned Planters Day was originally held and sponsored by the Ruritan Club in White Oak, according to John Graham. […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College has placed 8th in the nation out of 423 schools and second in the state of North Carolina for its online programs. In the national ranking, Bladen Community College was one of five North Carolina schools included on the top 25 list. Only one of the state schools outranked Bladen, Wake […]

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By Erin Smith The court date for the driver who is accused of damaging the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kelly is set for May 1. Allanda Darine Parrish, 66, of Elizabethtown, appeared in Bladen County District Criminal Court on Monday. She is facing charges of driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, and revoked […]

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Over 30 individuals recently participated in a new and unique training program at Bladen Community College called “Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success”.  The training program was developed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Development Partners and was brought to the community by BCC.   It is designed to provide the work and life skills […]

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Contributed KERNERSVILLE: Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 92, Employment First for North Carolinians with Disabilities, to increase opportunities for fair wages, employment, and careers for individuals with disabilities.  Through the order, signed today at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council in Kernersville, the governor directs state government to become a leader in recruiting and […]

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A faulty alarm sensor caused the fire alarm to activate on Thursday afternoon at West Bladen High School. According to Bladen County Schools social media, at approximately 1:15 pm Thursday the fire alarm at the school was activated. All students and staff are safe and accounted for. After inspection, it appears that a faulty sensor […]

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We support teachers and are championing the changes our education system needs, but I cannot support protests that force schools to close. The protest organizers should choose a non-school day. The legislature will be in session in Raleigh for at least another three months, a time period that spans dozens of days students are not […]

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Burgaw, N.C. – Four County EMC is once again partnering with local educators to bring learning to life through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Starting April 1, educators can submit an application for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Educators can learn […]

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Raleigh, NC  – The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) delivered 19,515 pounds of unused prescription medications to a state-approved incinerator on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, where the pills were destroyed.  That translates into approximately 14,636,250 dosage units.  The medications were collected during the spring phase of Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) which is held […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide state and local law enforcement […]

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The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the NCCF Disaster Relief & Resilience Scholarship  for students in the Bladen County area. This scholarship opportunity is intended to support students affected by Hurricane Matthew or Hurricane Florence. Eligible students are attending or planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning in the […]

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By Erin Smith A Wake County Judge has sent North Carolina’s Constitutional Amendment for Voter ID to be reviewed by a three judge panel. Judge Vinston Rozier Jr. ruled on March 12th that the NC Voter ID amendment should be reviewed by a three judge panel. The three judge panel has yet to be named. […]

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By Charlotte Smith There are hundreds of cases in Bladen County of damaged homes and property due to Hurricane Florence. Some residents have reported being denied for assistance and/or taken advantage of by contractors or insurance agencies. The Golden Leaf grant has funded a free to the public In-person Civil Legal Relief Assistance Clinic with […]

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East Bladen High School

Contributed The East Bladen Booster Club has an annual Reverse Raffle Dinner every year. This year the Reverse Raffle Dinner will be held this Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the East Bladen High School’s atrium from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. according to Ricky Leinwand, Booster Club supporter. There are 50 tickets left for the […]

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Galeed Baptist Church of Bladenboro has announced their schedule for services for Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. The services will take place as follows: Sunrise Service 7 am Breakfast 7:40 am Sunday School 8:45 am Worship 9:50 am  (Includes Children’s Choir, Adult Choir and Hand Bells) No evening services are scheduled. Galeed Baptist Church is […]

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Contributed The East Bladen FFA Eagle 1 team competed in the Area 7 Envirothon competition on March 21, 2019. Out of 27 competing schools, the Eagle 1 team placed third overall. They also received medals for first place in the Soils Division of the competition. The team is now eligible to advance to the state […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to help family farms reorganize after falling on hard times. The Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 was introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and is also co-sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Doug Jones (D-AL), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tina Smith (D-MN). […]

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Bladen County Solid Waste has announced their hours of operation for Friday, April 19th – Good Friday: All convenience sites will be operating on their normal schedule, 7 AM to 7 PM. However, the Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday. Normal operations shall resume on Monday, April 22nd. Share:

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit, K-9 Unit, and North Carolina Probation and Parole conducted a probation search at the residence of Laquile Davis and Heather Hunt, located at 2794 Hwy 20, Saint Pauls, North Carolina.  Law Enforcement Officers were directed to the aforementioned residence after community complaints were received that Davis could possibly […]

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Elizabethtown – The Baldwin Branch Male Chorus will be celebrating their 48th Anniversary Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. There will be several vocalists and choruses participating in the celebrations.  Rev. Andy Anderson, pastor of Father’s Cup Overflow Ministries, 2357 Water Tower Road, Longs, South Carolina is the official host/master of ceremony. Baldwin Branch […]

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Fellowship Bible Church 2503 Waddell St. Elizabethtown, N.C. April  20th Items for sale to include microwave,computer,electric organ, vacuum cleaner,air purifier,along with kitchen,bath and home decor. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Share:

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen swept a boys tennis double-header from West Columbus Wednesday by identical scores of 7-2 and 7-2 in Three Rivers Conference action. First Match Singles: Jay McGill (EB) defeated Aaron Elkins (WC) 8-3 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated Logan Enzor (WC) 8-3 Jake Evans (EB) defeated Timothy Britt (WC) 8-1 Will Hester (EB)  defeated Ryan […]

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DUE WEST, SC – West Bladen grad Trevor Lesane slammed a double and batted 3-4 with a run batted in and 3 runs scored as his Erskine Flying Fleet defeated Anderson 11-6 Tuesday. Lesane singled and scored a run Wednesday night as Erskine dropped a 4-3 decision to Lander. In Saturday’s double-header split with Limestone, […]

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LAURINBURG – The Emereau Aviators defeated Christ the Cornerstone 21-3 Friday in middle school softball action. The game was stopped after 3 innings on the mercy rule. Jenna Bryce pitched all 3 innings for Emereau and struck out 7 batters. “All of our girls did a great job hitting, getting those runs and working as […]

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I am a pack rat….love sports at all levels and have stored up many memories, some I forget about ’til I look through old records, programs etc. from sports banquets, old score books, too often where the last name is all I have…,mostly from the early 70s and 80s. Plundering thru some old boxes recently brought back memories, […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Ashley Hardin poured in a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one of 4 goals Wednesday night to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference girls soccer victory over Red Springs. “Ashley had an outstanding game and has played really well the last few games,” said East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor. ‘I thought […]

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This Day In History

1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine. 1845 – Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US. 1866 – 1st ambulance goes into service. 1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey. 1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized. 1922 – 1st microfilm device introduced. 1924 […]

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Contributed by Go FundMe Page Men and Women United for Youth and Families, CDC (MWUYF) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Delco, NC that serves underprivileged and at-risk youth in Lower Bladen, Northwestern Brunswick, and Columbus Counties.  We have an outstanding Youth Ambassadors Program which aims to instill leadership, entrepreneurship, and social skills […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide free, accessible legal assistance for seniors who need help reporting abuse and neglect, threats to income security, difficulty accessing and affording health care and other violations. The bipartisan Senior Legal Hotline Act authorizes the U.S. Department of Health […]

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In an open letter sent to BladenOnline.com, Minuteman Food Mart thanked customers for raising money to support Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  According to the Mayo Clinic, muscular dystrophies is when abnormal genes lead to muscle degeneration. Most forms begin in childhood. Damaged muscles become progressively weaker. Most people who have the condition eventually need a […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. Amidst ever increasing numbers of robocall scams, the TRACED Act gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and […]

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Contributed But over half oppose the Popular Vote Interstate Compact RALEIGH, NC – The latest statewide Civitas Poll found that 43 percent of likely voters would like to retain the Electoral College for electing president, whereas 47 percent prefer to move to a popular vote. As the 2020 elections near, much attention has been given to […]

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LORIS,SC – South Columbus edged West Bladen by six strokes (369-375) in the Three Rivers Conference golf match Monday at Diamondback Golf Club. East Bladen placed fourth. West Bladen’s Wyatt Bordeaux finished second in the individual competition firing an 85, and teammate Chad Garner was fifth with a 90. South Columbus’ Caleb Click won medalist […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown exploded for 9 runs in the third inning to snap a 3-3 tie and propel the Cougars to a 14-3 non-conference middle school baseball victory over Harrells Christian Academy Tuesday. E. Moore and C. Morris drew walks, and Carson Gooden and Wilbur Ward belted singles as the Crusaders scored two runs in […]

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Soccer

WHITEVILLE – Whiteville defeated West Bladen 8-0 Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. The Lady Knights, now 3-2 in league play and 3-5 overall will travel to rival East Bladen Monday night. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen Disaster Recovery Team met on Tuesday morning to discuss progress made on repairing storm damaged homes and plans to continue offering assistance to Hurricane Florence victims. Legal assistance was one new service announced during the meeting. There will be an In-person Civil Legal Relief Assistance Clinic with attorneys offered twice […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announced arrests and persons wanted by the Narcotics Unit on Wednesday morning. Individuals involved with heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and/or other controlled substances have been arrested or are wanted by the Sheriff’s office. Not only are there drug related charges in this report, but some of those wanted […]

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Many families face the problem of disposing of prescription medication and non prescription medication after the passing of a loved one. As our society ages more and more drugs are prescribed and used. When elderly family members or even younger family members die there is often a need to go through their personal belongings and […]

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Giorgio Boussias of Elizabethtown and Phillip Smoak of Garland finished third in Men/ Regular Tees/Flight 1 play in a one-day, four-ball tournament at Hasentree in Wake Forest. Share:

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1997 ProCraft 180 18′ bass boat with trailer 150 HP Mercury motor Minnkota trolling motor with 80 lb thrust Re-carpeted and seats reupholstered $3,000 Call Oliver Gause at 862-9543 Share:

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North Carolinians struggling to pay heating costs have until March 29 to apply for help. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program has $11 million in funding available to cover up to $400 for heating assistance per family. With $11 million in funding still available, eligible households can still apply for and, if approved, receive a one-time payment to […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. (March 22, 2019) — Wild turkey season runs April 13 through May 11 this year, preceded by a youth-only turkey season from April 6 through April 12. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers these tips for turkey hunters: Hunting is not allowed where bait has been placed until 10 days after all bait has […]

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ROSE HILL, N.C., March 27, 2019 – Duplin Winery, the largest winery in the South, has been named the official wine of Monday After the Masters for the fourth year in a row. As the official sponsor, the winery will be giving away four spectator tickets and a Duplin Prize Pack to the Celebrity Golf Tournament […]

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The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played at Scotch Meadows Golf Club on March 26th with 49 members participating. The winning team with a score of 56 was Rudy Pait, David Medlin, Joe Canady and Jerry Willoughby. Three other teams tied for second with a score of 57. Next week’s tournament will be at Cheraw […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, KenArmPhoto.com ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Spencer Scott and sophmore Zach Meares teamed up to pitch a 3-hitter and strikeout 5 batters as East Bladen defeated West Bladen 5-2 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. Scott worked 6 innings to pick up the win allowing a run on 3 hits while striking […]

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Softball Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, KenArmPhoto.com   ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore Kayleigh Raynor pitched a complete-game 5-hitter and struck out ten batters to lead East Bladen to a 10-5 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over West Bladen. Junior Lorna Mendell drew a walk to begin the East Bladen second inning. A throwing error on senior Anna […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen scored 3 runs in the fourth inning to edge West Bladen 9-8 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball action Tuesday. Adrienne Howell smacked a single to centerfield to begin the Lady Eagle fourth inning, and Jordan Kinlaw smashed a single to right-centerfield that scored Howell. Carlie West and Shelby Smith drew […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen exploded for nine first inning runs en route to a 15-7 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over West Bladen Tuesday. Jay McKoy beat out an infield hit to begin the Eagle first, and Tyler Hill raked a single to leftfield. Dylan Fine slammed a double to left that scored Jay […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, KenArmPhoto.com CLARKTON – Nakina defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 6-1 Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball action. The Blue Devils scored in the third inning. Matthew Kemp reached base on an error, and Nyquan Richardson lined a single to left. Share:

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Clarkton School of Discovery

CLARKTON – Nakina defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 6-1 Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball action. The Blue Devils scored in the third inning. Matthew Kemp reached base on an error, and Nyquan Richardson lined a single to left. Kemp was retired on Lee Barnes’ fielder’s choice, but Jake Futrell ripped a single to […]

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The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will meet Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:00 a.m. Small Auditorium at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Center located at 450 Smith Circle Elizabethtown NC. For additional information call 910-247-3457. Share:

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Elizabethtown Baptist Church excited to be hosting the Greatest Hits Live Tour on April 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. in our Christian Activity Center.  We have tickets for sale in the church office for the following prices:  General admission for one is $24.99; a group of 10 or more is $17.99 each; a family 4 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Read an interesting article recently…a head shaving event in Kinston, actually it is the 8th annual.  It will be held Monday evening, 5-8 p.m.  Last year 130 people took part and more than $23,000 was raised.  All proceeds benefit childhood cancer research. Different strokes for different folks.   Primary date for the Special Election for voters […]

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This Day In History

1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1855 – Abraham Gesner patents kerosene. 1863 – American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer. 1866 – Andrew Rankin patents the urinal. 1866 – US Presidents Andrew Johnson vetoes […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after voting against the “Green New Deal”: “The Green New Deal is an absurdly expensive and unserious policy proposal and the underlying problem is that it seeks to give the federal government more control over the American people, attempting to dictate the kind of […]

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