08/16/2019
  • 5:04 pm Friday Funny
  • 3:35 pm Bladen County Board of Elections addresses 6 ways to avoid issues during upcoming elections
  • 2:22 pm New helicopter base saves 40 minutes for critical patients
  • 2:19 pm Back to School Driver Safety Tips
  • 2:01 pm North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
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1847 – 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cents Franklin and 10 cents Washington, NYC. 1861 – 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington and Mason St., San Francisco. 1862 – US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco and on incomes over $600 (progressive rate) 1874 – 1st US zoo […]

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Chemours claims in a lawsuit that DuPont downplayed environmental liabilities at its Fayetteville Works plant in Bladen County, according to The Associated Press. DuPont has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and wants the matter resolved through private arbitration. The lawsuit was unsealed Friday after a judge in Delaware ruled that the continued secrecy […]

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We close out June today with little hope of cooler temps, or measureable rainfall. Looking at the week ahead, temps thru Saturday are expected to be in the mid 90s to 100 degrees on Wednesday. Our best chance of rain is Thursday (Independence Day), a 30% possibility. Average high temp for July is 89, average […]

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More than two dozen archers took aim at deer, hogs, turkeys and a bear Saturday at the Allen Brothers Outdoors Clubhouse. Their real target, however, was helping find a cure for a disease named after former New York Yankees baseball great Lou Gehrig. Photos by Ray Jones   The third annual Bladen County Aim for […]

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Derby C. Sykes of Bladenboro was arrested Friday and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct in North Myrtle Beach, the town’s police department announced Saturday morning. Sykes’ bail was set at $10,000. Sykes, 32, is accused of assaulting a “young female” who was swimming in the ocean near 4th Avenue North on Tuesday evening, […]

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1834 – Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) 1896 – W.S. Hadaway patents electric stove. 1898 – Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.” 1906 – US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act, these laws […]

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Members of the Elizabethtown Majors Supplemental team are First Row (Left-Right): Coley Sasser, Colton Daly, Collin King, Kewone Maynor, Ryan Dove, Tredon Scott. Second Row (L-R): Jake Gooden, Isaiah Lee, Cole Butler, Gabe Cashwell, Marcus Williams, Conner Smith. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Brandon King, James Daly, Wesley Sasser. CLARKTON – Elizabethtown snapped a 3-3 tie […]

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The Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball AAA Minor League All-Star baseball team raised more than $1,800 and washed more than 60 cars Saturday during a fundraising car wash held in the parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts. Photos by Ray Jones   The money will be used to help with expenses while the team is playing […]

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Crime Report

Operation Sugar Hill Gang defendants receive more than a century of time in federal prison. RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that ANTONIO KEVIN MCKOY, 32, of Garland, NC, TONY CHEVALLIER, 40, of Clinton, NC, and JABARR RYEHEINE RUDOLPH, 39, of Clinton, NC were sentenced by […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners set the new tax rate at 58 cents per hundred. The Board of Directors of Bladen County Hospital welcomed seven new doctors to the hospital staff. Bladen County Hospital was to set up a first aid station at White Lake starting July 4. Share:

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Whiteville’s MacKenzie Gore, the No. 3 prospect on Major League Baseball Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list, has been selected to the National League roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played July 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. MLB Network will televise the game at 7 p.m. that will kick-off the All-Star Game […]

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A short time at White Lake refreshes the body, mind and soul. No doubt thousands will enjoy the lake experience during the upcoming July 4th holiday week. Water is wonderful, not as much as in some years, down due to lack of rainfall … but still great … and a reminder of fireworks on the […]

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1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor. 1863 – George Armstrong Custer, age 23, appointed Union Brigadier General. 1891 – US National Forest Service organized. 1906 – US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce. 1927 – 1st flight […]

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Contributed RALEIGH – Beginning Monday, North Carolina motorists can choose a new standard state license plate. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will introduce a national/state motto license plate in addition to the “First in Flight” and “First in Freedom” plates, currently the state’s only other standard-issue plates. The national/state motto registration plate will include […]

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USDA

Contributed WASHINGTON DC – The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for crop insurance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen Community College President, Dr. Amanda Lee, invited the BCC Board of Trustee members, the college’s administrative faculty and media members to tour the two new facilities under construction on Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Joy Grady, Public Relations Officer of the college handed out facts and blueprints of the two buildings […]

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All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Share:

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Tournament and Supplemental Majors Tournament will begin Saturday at the Clarkton DYB Complex and continue daily through Wednesday. If an extra game is needed to decide either of the 5-team double-elimination tournaments, it will be played on Thursday, July 4. The Majors tournament that will advance the top […]

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Today … the Annual July 4th Sidewalk Sale begins in Elizabethtown. Bargains galore, inside and out at numerous locations. The 3rd Annual Aim for a Cure fundraiser for ALS will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve. Activities for all ages. One Main Event will be a 3D Archery Tournament. Events begin at […]

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Golf

Two teams tied for first place in the June 27 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf. The team of Matthew Hardee, Michael Pastore, Blake Davis and Stephen Clark came in first place as they won a score card playoff with a birdie on No. 9. They defeated the team of Mark Mendell, Jimmie Davis, Zac Campbell […]

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1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress. 1820 – Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon eating a tomato on steps of courthouse in Salem, New Jersey. 1870 – U.S. Congress creates federal holidays (New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), initially applicable only […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Education met on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. in Elizabethtown. After adjourning, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Administration, Dr. Antonia Beatty, confirmed the board has approved Jamaal Dunham as the new principal of Elizabethtown Middle School. Mr. Dunham comes to Bladen County Schools from Scotland […]

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By Rich Smith Today we celebrated the life of one of the most dedicated ladies I have ever known. Any thing she set out to do she put her whole heart into it! She was dedicated to serving the Lord, Her family and Her church! In almost everything She worked at She acted with dignity […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s ferry is back open and some upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS:                                                                                                           NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Superintendent’s List (Having a 96 or above in all classes) 5th Grade: Carlee Atkinson, Cabria Baldwin, Dashon Campbell, Christopher Cromartie, Dajur Davis, Keyshawn Kemp   6th Grade:  Erin Hewett   7th Grade:  Addie Bowen, Lena Trinidad, Josiah Lucero, Emma McDuffie, Reagan Moore   8th Grade:  Luke Barber, Cate DeVane, Andrew Dowd, Jacie Kinlaw   “A” […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – The Blood Donor Center is still critical for type O blood. The need stems from a nationwide shortage of the blood type. Type O negative blood is the universal blood type and can be given to any patient during emergencies. The blood type is also used for babies in the neonatal care unit […]

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NC DOT

RALEIGH – Starting in July, people will be able to comment on the assessment and pending accreditation of the law enforcement agency in the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. On July 15, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, will conduct an on-site assessment of the NCDMV’s License and Theft Bureau. The commission […]

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Garage Sale: Friday afternoon, June 28, 2019 3 – 7 pm 9002 Hwy 701 Clarkton, NC. Watch for Signs and  Christmas Trees, Decorations, Housewares, Jewelry, Baby Items (some new) Furniture, Outdoor table and four chairs, never used basketball goal  w/ stand, gas fireplace, tool bag and much more We will be under the carport. Share:

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Bladen Community College offered many opportunities for children this week to learn, express, create, and build on their already growing personalities at this year’s STEM Summer Camp.  The campers brushed up on their math skills, explored career areas of interest or discovered their creative talents in a performing arts and art camp classes at the […]

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Before the class of 2019 graduated at West Bladen High School they paused to recognize one local teacher and celebrate her retirement. Ms. Susan M. Kelly, from Bladenboro, a West Bladen English Teacher was honored for all her hard work during the graduation practice in May. The  West Bladen senior class of 2019 gave Ms. […]

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People with disabilities need health programs and places to stay active for the same reasons anyone else does—to stay well, active, and a part of the community. Bladen County leaders have focused more on these needs over the past couple of years. Having a disability does not mean a person is not healthy or that […]

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Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department Inc. will be having an opening to hire 1 Full-Time Firefighter. The pay scale will be $32,000-$35,000. We will accept all resumes at 269 Tar Heel Ferry Rd, Tar Heel, NC or P.O. Box 189 Tar Heel, NC 28392 until August 1st, 2019. Tar Heel Fire Department job description […]

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Golf

The team of Stacy Owen, Jerry Strickland, Livingston Lewis and Bobby Gooden shot a 52 to win the June 25 Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association tournament at Crown Park Golf Course in Longs, S.C. Sixty players participated in the event. The next tournament will be held at Pinecrest Golf Course in Lumberton and will tee […]

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Golf

Two local junior golfers participated in the Carolina Golf Association’s North Carolina Junior Boy’s Championship held at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. Cade Hancock played in the qualifying round and shot 40-38=78. Cade in the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hancock. Henry Pate shot 40-38=78 in the qualifying round. Henry is the son […]

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Maya McDonald, left, Jay Raynor and Katie Evans at the Powerade State Games in Charlotte CHARLOTTE – Current East Bladen players Maya McDonald and Katie Evans and East Bladen grad Hastin McGill played key roles for the East girls soccer team that won the Gold Medal in the North Carolina Powerade State Games. McDonald scored […]

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1847 – New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires. 1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange. 1929 – 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC. 1939 – 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0) 1949 – “Captain Video & His Video Rngers” debut on DUMONT-TV. […]

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Reminder — Community meeting this evening, 7 p.m., at Centerville Baptist Church in Kelly. Purpose of the meeting is to provide updated info related to the White Oak Dike Levee System. Bladen County Commissioners and members of the Kelly Dike District Committee are expected to be at the meeting and all are invited. Last year […]

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By Charlotte Smith The town council of the Town of Elizabethtown will hear about a new proposed location for the town cemetery on Monday, July 1, 2019, according to Town of Elizabethtown Manager, Mr. Eddie Madden. The Town of Elizabethtown cemetery on North Queen Street was damaged due to the amount of rainfall the town […]

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By Catherine Truitt, Chancellor, WGU North Carolina Last fall in a panel discussion at the Gig East event in Wilson, moderator Tom Ruhe of the NC IDEA Foundation asked, “Where are the Red Hats of tomorrow going to come from?” The panelists concurred that there’s no reason why the next Red Hat – currently being acquired by […]

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July 2019 Bladen Community College Small Business Center Seminars Bladen Community College, Dublin, NC The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is excited to announce the start of dedicated counseling time at local area libraries! One Wednesday each month, Todd Lyden, the SBC Director will be at either the Bladenboro or Clarkton branches […]

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Robo calls slowed for a few days. FTC is investigating and have charged a few businesses and individuals, but don’t think it will last long. New Bojangles in Elizabethtown seeking employees … info on sign at Poplar Street location. When will they open? No idea. Remember Nell’s BBQ? Was located on site currently occupied by […]

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RIEGELWOOD – Whiteville defeated Elizabethtown 11-2 Tuesday night in the championship game of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown finished second in the tournament. Elizabethtown scored a first inning run when Omar Powell walked, and DeVance Tatum knocked him in with a single. Whiteville scored twice in the bottom of […]

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Members of the Elizabethtown Majors All-Stars are pictured: Front Row: (Left-Right): Jackson Smith, Chase Butler, Garrett Dunham, Zach Sholar, Torrean Cogdell, Davion Lewis. Back Row (L-R): Gavin Elks, NaToren Corbett, Darius Williamson, Jordan Hester, Kalec Autry, Nolan Tatum. Coaches are Kendall Kelly, Kevin Dunham, Ashley Harrelson. ELIZABETHTOWN – West Robeson American rallied from an early […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The Elizabethtown All-Stars won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament Championship Tuesday night with an 8-4 victory over West Robeson American. Elizabethtown and West Robeson will both advance to the State AAA (Minors) Tournament that begins July 5 in Dunn. Elizabethtown rolled through the district tournament undefeated with five straight […]

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This Day In History

1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow, thought farmers fear effects of iron on soil. 1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US. 1870 – 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens. 1894 – Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto. 1917 – 1st US troops arrive in France […]

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Bladen County residents are already asking about the upcoming annual Christmas in July. The annual Christmas in July & Bazaar and Salad Lunch will be held July 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, according to Krista Johnson, Extension Agent, with Family & Consumer Sciences at the N.C. Cooperative […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said a call into the Bladen 911 Center shortly before 10 am by a concerned neighbor resulted in the foiling of a breaking and entering and a high speed chase. The call was about a home in the 8300 block of NC 41 West, Bladenboro. “We received a call from a […]

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Mary Ann Martin DeVane, 63, of Ivanhoe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed from her earthly life on Monday, June 24, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1956 in Medina, Ohio, the daughter of the late John Orville and Clara Nunn Martin. Mary is survived by her husband […]

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You may have noticed that cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be available almost everywhere, and marketed as a variety of products including drugs, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, pet food, and other animal health products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes the significant public interest in cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD. However, there are […]

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Wilmington, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Compassionate Lab Simulation Experience offers family, friends and caregivers a chance to experience the symptoms their loved ones or patients are experiencing, thanks to a grant from the Landfall Foundation. Utilizing special props, the program lets participates experience the effects of symptoms of conditions like neuropathy or stroke, […]

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Robeson County Deputies, Bladen County Deputies and Highway Patrol Trooper’s are in the area of Littlefield School with ground units and a helicopter searching for a suspect involved in a Break In and high speed chase that started in Bladen County according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins. Bladen County Deputies were trying to overtake […]

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With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all. Traditionally during the July 4th Holiday, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year. The Sheriff […]

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DUBLIN – The Bladen Community College Career and College Promise Program (CCPP) continues to prepare local high school students for university environments with up to two years of college credits and a sampling of college rigors. Cierra Griffin, BCC College and High School Programs Coordinator explains, “The College Transfer Pathway provides students with the opportunity […]

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Norma Jean Kelly, 82, of Wilmington and formerly of Kelly passed gently from her earthly life on Sunday, June 23, 2019. She was born December 1, 1936 in Lenoir County, NC, the daughter of the late Kirby C. and Nannie Lee Stroud Carlyle. Norma Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, McNeil Kelly; […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

RIEGELWOOD – Elizabethtown blanked South Columbus 10-0 Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to the tournament championship game at 6:30 Tuesday night against Whiteville. DeVance Tatum pitched a one-hitter and struck out 5 batters to pick up the win. Omar Powell slammed a double to begin the Elizabethtown […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown reeled off 12 unanswered runs to rally past Red Springs 13-3 Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Majors Tournament. Elizabethtown pitchers Daveon Lewis, Jackson Smith and Garrett Dunham combined to pitch a one-hitter and strike out 11 batters in the game. Lewis struck out four batters in the first […]

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(Fayetteville, NC June 18, 2019) Rainbow Pediatrics founder Taner Esensoy, MD, is pleased to announce the addition of a new pediatric provider who has expertise in behavioral health and culinary medicine. Board certified in both psychiatry and primary care, Laurie Powers, PA recently joined the team and began seeing patients in their Fayetteville clinic. Rainbow […]

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Memebers of the Elizabethtown AAA (Minors) All-Stars are: Front Row (Left to Right): Braylon Cromartie, Collin Cole, Easton Bostic, Tyler Eason, Fox Sutton, Hunter Wood. Second Row (L-R): Brady Marlowe, Jayce Hatcher, CJ McCracken, Joshua Dawson, Jaxon Hair, Claxton Tatum. Back Row (L-R): Coach Dale Wood, Head Coach Kyle Bostic, Coach Joseph Hatcher. ELIZABETHTOWN – […]

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Bladen County Commissioners will hold a Community Meeting in Kelly on Thursday, 7 p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church to provide an update on information related to the White Oak Dike Levee System. County commissioners and members of the Kelly Dike District Committee are expected to attend. All are to be commended in attempting to ‘work […]

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1630 – Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop. 1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens. 1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day. 1910 – US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes) 1929 – […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Wesson, a 1-2 year-old male shepherd mix. Wesson is a very friendly dog, full of energy, loves to play, and gets along well with other dogs which makes him a great addition to the family says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Wesson has been looking for […]

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By Charlotte Smith For the past several weeks BladenOnline.com has been contacted by our readers about the gas prices in Bladen County. Local motorists are saying they don’t understand the reasons behind the higher gasoline prices. In Elizabethtown and Clarkton the gas prices at times have been more than 30 cents different than those prices […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education will meet in a specially called session on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to close-out the 2018-2019 budget year, to discuss personnel matters, as per NCGS 143.318.11 (a) (1) and to consult with an attorney, if needed, as per the NCGS […]

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A Community Meeting will be held in Kelly on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to provide updated information regarding the White Oak Dike Levee System. The meeting will be held at Centerville Baptist Church, 18577 NC 53 East, Kelly, NC 28448. Members of the Board of County Commissioners and the […]

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The Bladen County Opioid Working Group met on Tuesday, June 11th to discuss a strategic plan and to welcome the new coordinator of the group. The meeting was held at the Bladen County Health Department in the conference room. As the meeting started some folks were missing from the group. Local educators, counselors, doctors, nurses and church members were […]

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Cost Share assistance is available to landowners and tenants in North Carolina to help fund the cost of installing conservation practices to improve the state’s water quality. These measures include such things as no-till incentive payments, cover crops, cropland conversions (grass, trees, wildlife), grassed waterways, field borders, animal waste management systems, livestock fencing from critical […]

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The possum chuckled as he found the nearly-whole tomato. “Overripe, my granny’s bare tail,” he said. “I love a compost pile during garden season.” He sat flat in the moonlight, slurping as he chomped into the juicy pulp, eying a watermelon that would provide dessert. Suddenly he dropped the tomato. Something was coming toward him […]

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Bladen County Schools is accepting Request for Quote (RFQ) proposals for pest management services for the 2019-2020 school year. The RFQ packet can be obtained from the maintenance department, Monday through Thursday or the Bladen County Schools district website. Share:

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2 Locations: 1st auction – Tuesday, July 02, 2019, 10:00 a.m. @ 2202 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 2nd auction – Immediately following 1st auction – Tuesday, July 02, 2019 @ 5501 Hwy 87, Dublin, NC Buyers must: (1) be prepared to pay upon completion of unit sale (cash, credit/debit card); (2) be responsible for security […]

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William McMillan Wins In Wake County Amateur Golf Tournament Over the weekend William McMillan of Elizabethtown played in the Wake County Amateur Golf Tournament at Pine Hollow Golf Course in Wake County. McMillan, playing in the 4th Flight, came in tied for third with scores of 84-79=163. 179 players participated in this very popular tournament […]

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A reminder of the 3rd Annual Bladen County Aim for Cure fundraiser Saturday, June 29 at Allen Brothers Outdoor Clubhouse. A fundraiser for ALS research and survivors. The main event is a 3D Archery tournament. Google Allen Brothers for more info. They are located at 3062 Cabbage Road, Bladenboro. Promises to be a fun event […]

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Members of the team are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): John Monroe, Wilson Clifton, Ryker Strickland, Cade Rogers, Omar Powell, DeVance Tatum. Second Row (L-R): Seth Faircloth, Conner Hill, Jamari Peterson, Walker Clifton, Jace Butler, Brice Scott. Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Walter Powell, Coach David Faircloth, Coach Justin Rogers. RIEGELWOOD – Whiteville defeated Elizabethtown 4-0 […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown exploded for 19 runs in the final two innings to defeat Fairmont 26-6 Sunday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament. Fairmont grabbed an early 2-0 lead, but Elizabethtown pulled even with two runs in the second inning. Claxton Tatum, Tyler Eason and Collin Cole belted singles to […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – A six-run sixth-inning explosion propelled Elizabethtown to an 8-3 victory over West Robeson National Sunday in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Majors Tournament. Elizabethtown grabbed an early lead when pitcher Daveon Lewis drew a second-inning walk and eventually scored the game’s first run. West Robeson tied the score 1-1 in the bottom […]

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1795 – US and Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty. 1853 – US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 square-miles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) 1897 – Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas. 1930 – 1st radar detection of planes, […]

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Flyer for Summer Program Bladen County has camps for children this summer. The Bladen County Recreation Department is offering the Healthy Bladen Kids Summer Recreation Program and Bladen Community College is also offer camps. The Bladen County Recreation Department is offering the Healthy Bladen Kids Summer Recreation Program for ages 6 through 14. The four-week […]

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Thursday, June 27 at 5 pm, Bladen County 4-H will host a kick off for their new program 4-H LEADS: Preparing for Tomorrow, Succeeding Today at the Bladen County 4-H office in the Powell Melvin Agriculture Building in Elizabethtown, NC. Rising 9th through 12th graders are encouraged to register for this NEW teen leadership program […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden A trade war is raging, farmers are suffering, manufacturing and construction are slowing, the Federal Reserve has tightened credit and the stock market is wobbly. Sound familiar? These conditions can easily describe today’s economy. The scary thing is they also describe the economic situation of the country in the late 1920s, […]

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Cade Hancock of Elizabethtown will continue his summer golf tourney schedule when he plays June 25-28 in the CGA North Carolina Junior Boy’s Championship being held at The Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. Cade has a tee time of 8:50 a.m. on June 25. Cade, who will be attending Mt. Olive College in the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The best thing about going away for a few days, is coming home. I refuse to shave more than 3 times a week….and wearing a necktie is a thing of the past…with very few exceptions. Need to check the scales to determine how much fun I had…. Driving on Happy Valley Road, in rural Bladen […]

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                            Elizabethtown – The Baldwin Branch Baptist Church Missionary Ministry presents their First Pack the Pew Church Softball Tournament. This 2-day sporting event begins 6:00 p.m. June 28 with the championship game 10:30 a.m. June 29.  The churches participating are: Graham Chapel AME […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – A seven-run second inning propelled West Robeson American to an 11-4 victory over Elizabethtown Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Majors Tournament. Elizabethtown sliced the lead to 7-4 in the third inning. Jackson Smith walked, and Torrean Cogdell smacked a single to rightfield. Garrett Dunham walked to […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

RIEGELWOOD – Columbus County defeated Bladen County 9-1 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Tournament. Conner Sykes belted a hit to lead the Bladen County hitters. Bladen County will play at 7 p.m. Sunday in an elimination game against the loser of Saturday night’s Whiteville/South Columbus game. […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

RIEGELWOOD – Elizabethtown defeated South Columbus 7-5 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AAA (Minors) Supplemental Tournament. Omar Powell led off the Elizabethtown first inning with a single and scooted home when pitcher DeVance Tatum belted a single. The winners tacked on two more runs in the second inning. […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown defeated Lumberton Maroon 4-1 Saturday in the second round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament at Leinwand Park. Easton Bostic, Tyler Eason and Jayce Hatcher combined to pitch the victory for Elizabethtown. Hatcher picked up the win in relief as Elizabethtown snapped a 1-1 tie late then tacked […]

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1810 – John Jacob Astor organizes the Pacific Fur Company in Astoria, Oregon. 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents the typewriter with a QWERTY keyboard. 1888 – Fredrick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President. 1908 – The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro’s government to compensate Americans […]

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Many noticed the presence of Sampson County Sheriff vehicles in Bladen County this week. Friday, June 21 concluded a weeklong training event for the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Division. The training was for Pursuit/Precision Driving and Forced Vehicle Stops conducted by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Training Division. The training was conducted at the […]

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By Charlotte Smith White Lake and Elizabethtown have been busier than usual the past month. Mildred Jackson with the Christian Book Store on Broad Street in Elizabethtown sent in a photo of some of her out of town customers. “The Salinas Family from Winston Salem, NC came in my store today,” Ms. Jackson said last […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Fisher Field, the airport in Elizabethtown, was celebrating it’s 40th year in business. The Bladen Journal Father of the Year in Bladen County was W.M.”Bud” Warner of Elizabethtown. The White Oak High School class of 1966 was having a class reunion. It was announced that the proposed budget for Bladen County was $7,745,185. Share:

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club met Thursday night at Cindy’s Restaurant in Elizabethtown. The club hosted four scholarship winners from Bladen County High Schools along with friends and family. The scholarship winners from West Bladen were Alana King who plans to attend UNCP and major in Elementary Education and Callie Lewis who plans to attend […]

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Our chance for more rain is 60% this evening. Hopeful. Someone sent an article about Ohio farms underwater. … Seems to be too much or too little. Maybe we need to spend more time talking to our maker and less calling each other bad names. Recently saw census info that indicated population of Bladen County […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown defeated West Robeson National 8-1 Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament at Leinwand Park. Jayce Hatcher, Braylon Cromartie and Easton Bostic combined to pitch a four-hitter and strike-out 9 West Robeson batters. Hatcher was hit by a pitch, and C. J. McCracken […]

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By Charlotte Smith Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India, according to Wikipedia. Mr. Eric Procknal of White Oak has been practicing Yoga to help with pain for years since he was injured in a car accident. He has been a physical fitness instructor for […]

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1775 – 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000) 1807 – British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812. 1847 – First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory. 1870 – US Congress creates Department of Justice. 1915 – BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service. 1932 – Congress approves “Lindbergh Act” making […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate, according to figures released Friday by the N.C. Department of Commerce. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent. North Carolina’s May 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point from a […]

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The berries were sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores in select states. Frozen blackberries sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores in select states have been recalled because they could be contaminated with Norovirus. Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia is recalling four lots of the frozen blackberries, the company said in an announcement. It says the […]

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The third annual Bladen County Aim for a Cure with Steven’s Stompers event is planned for Saturday, June 29th. The event will be held at Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Association of North Carolina. The Bladen County AIM for a Cure founders are Alex Daniel and Sandra Robbins. […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. State Board of Elections is seeking public comments from June 21 to July 12 on proposed rules changes related to the implementation of the new voter ID law, including the photo identification requirement for absentee-by-mail voting. The State Board is required to develop temporary rules by July 1 and permanent rules by January 1, 2020. […]

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