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Posts published in April 2019

Softball: East Bladen 10, South Robeson 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophmore Kayleigh Raynor pitched a 2-hit shutout and struck out eight batters to lead East Bladen to a 10-0 Three Rivers Conference softball…

Softball: South Columbus 11, West Bladen 4

BLADENBORO – Freshman Peyton Duncan pitched a 5-hitter and struck out 12 batters to lead South Columbus to an 11-4 Three Rivers Conference softball victory…

This Day in History for May 1

1822 – John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston. 1841 – First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California. 1873 – 1st US postal…

Thoughts While Shaving

NC House of Representatives rolled out their first proposal of the budget for the coming fiscal year last night (Monday).  Long way from a final document. …

This Day in History for April 30

1789 – George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America. 1803 – Chancellor Robert Livingston and James Monroe sign…

USDA Announces MFP Deadline Extended to May 17

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP)…

Thoughts While Shaving

Had the pleasure of spending a little time cruising portions of Bladen County that I seldom visit recently.  Most fields are prepared for planting.  Farmers…

Trevor Lesane Slugs Home Run in Season Finale

HICKORY – West Bladen grad Trevor Lesane slugged a 2-run homer in Erskine’s final regular-season game but his Flying Feet dropped a 15-14 ten-inning decision…

Thoughts While Shaving

  As I grow older, I am spending much more time at doctor offices and at funerals. 4 way stops and round-a-bouts are replacing stop lights.  Not…

Women’s Day

Contributed Women’s Day will be observed at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19th at 11:00 am.  Reverend Dr. Pearly Hoskins and Tabernacle…

Thoughts While Shaving

Check yesterday’s Thoughts for a list of activities in Bladen, today, and add a few.  The N.C. Interscholastic Cycling League Mountain Bike Race, a 2…

This Day in a History for April 27

1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli. 1838 – Fire destroys half of Charleston. 1865 – Steamboat “USS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River,…

Thoughts While Shaving

Thanks to all who participated in any way with the 2 recent annual fundraisers for Bladen We Care, Gala and golf tournament.  Both very successful. Yesterday’s…

This Day in History for April 26

1607 – Jamestown expedition makes first landing in America at a place named Cape Henry, in what would become Virginia, but they quickly depart for…

Thoughts While Shaving for April 25

Today is a big day for the Annual Bladen We Care Golf Tournament, the biggest source of revenue for the not-for-profit organization. Only two events…

This Day in History for April 25

1684 – A patent was granted for the thimble. 1846 – The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries.…

Thoughts While Shaving

A computer repairman I am not. Having issues! Voting begins today in the Special Primary for the 9th U.S. Congressional District.  Early voting in Bladen County is…

This Day in History for April 24

1704 – “Boston News-Letter” 1st successful newspaper in US, forms. 1800 – US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation. 1833 – Jacob & George…

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