07/22/2019
  • 5:57 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 22
  • 9:07 pm This Day in History for July 22
  • 8:10 pm SWAC 10U State Championship: Randolph County 7, Bladen County 5
  • 6:09 pm SWAC 12U State Championship: Moore County 7, Bladen County 4
  • 2:18 pm SWAC 16U State Championship: Henderson-Vance 7, Bladen County 6
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Much activity revolving around youth baseball and softball and playoffs and raising $’s to assist in travel related expenses. A great experience for many. Shane Lowry, an Ireland native won the British Open with a -15 score for the 72 hole event. Tommy Fleetwood was his nearest challenger at -9. Americans, for the most part, […]

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1796 – Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleveland. 1864 – Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman’s Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties. 1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful” in Colorado. 1916 – A bomb explodes during Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco killing […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. TARBORO – Working its way through the loser’s bracket after […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. TARBORO – Moore County scored all its runs […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary.  Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens.  Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Madison Ayscue’s two-run […]

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Treat your family to BBQ and Chicken plate after church today and help a good cause. Plate lunches available at the Harrelson Farm headquarters. Proceeds will assist with travel expenses for the Bladen County Pre-Majors baseball team as they head to Louisiana for the World Series Dixie Youth baseball tournament that begins play Saturday, July […]

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1853 – Central Park in New York created when New York State Legislature puts aside more than 750 acres of land on Manhattan Island. 1865 – In market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown. 1873 – Jesse James and […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Hospital announced that their Employee of the Month was Irene Hathcock. The Town Commissioners of Bladenboro announced that Rodney Warwick was hired as a new Police Officer for the town. The Booker T. Washington class of 1968 was holding a class reunion. Share:

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. TARBORO – Aubrei Nixon reached on a two-out error and […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. TARBORO – Moore County scored three runs in […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary.  Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens.  Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Kadance Hammmonds pitched […]

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Apeks Supercritical Hits Industry Milestones Putting 600th CO2 Cannabis Oil Extraction System into Service Apeks Systems help meet rising global demand for cannabis/hemp oil and infused products Johnstown, OH (July 17, 2019) – Apeks Supercritical, one of the world’s largest CO2 extraction system manufacturers serving the cannabis industry, is putting its 600th CO2 extraction system into service […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Bladen County Courthouse in the assembly room. The agenda stretches over four pages for the planned meeting. View the agenda here: Agenda 07-22-2019 Share:

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January 29, 1928 – July 15, 2019 Hilda Poirier Sullivan, 91, of Frederick, Maryland, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 15, 2019. Hilda was born in Elizabethtown, North Carolina on January 29, 1928, the daughter of Clara McCall Priest and Lee G. Priest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by […]

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Some celebrate Christmas all throughout the year and one local shop in Elizabethtown is spreading the holiday cheer. River View Trading Post announced Friday they will hold a Christmas in July Sale this coming week. “We will be full of the Christmas Spirit,” Kyle Culkin, one of the store owners said. “Some of our vendors […]

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Filing for municipal elections ended at noontime Friday, busy time at the Bladen County Board of Elections. All the results are on our Politics page. … About as much activity as seen in recent years. Bladenboro, Elizabethtown and White Lake incumbents have opposition. Tar Heel Mayor Roy Dew is unopposed and Sam Allen filed for […]

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WINNABOW – Hope Mills scored 10 runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-5 victory over Bladen County on Wednesday in the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County finished third in the tournament. The Bladen All-Stars scored all five of their runs in the fourth inning. […]

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Members of the Bladen County 16U All-Stars are Front Row (Left-Right): Katelynn Brisson, Briley Stanley, Olivia Allen, Kennedy Carroll, Madison Taylor, Mackenzie Singletary. Standing (L-R): Coach Jamie Singletary, Lauren Pait, Taylor West, Hannah Pait, Taylor Lewis, Hailey Guyton, KyLee Ward, Kadance Hammonds, Coach Taylor Stephens. Back Row: Coach Mackie Singletary. TARBORO – Kadance Hammonds pitched […]

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1861 – Confederate states’ congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia. 1868 – 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes. 1890 – Snow and hail in Calais, Maine. 1907 – A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more. 1917 – WWI draft lottery held; #258 is […]

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Four people filed Friday morning for a seat on the Elizabethtown Town Council to challenge the three incumbents as municipal slates were set for November’s elections. Crystal Lewis Crumb, Mary M. McMillian, Jessica McKoy Wilson and Debbie Heyward will be joined on the ballot by Elizabethtown councilmen Howell Clark, Dicky Glenn and Ricky Leinwand for […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. Also, as a reminder, the Elwell Ferry is back open. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 […]

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By Roxana Ross Two new Tru-D robots are now a part of Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s infection control toolkit. The UV light machines are the first of their kind to be used in a hospital in Southeastern North Carolina, according to the manufacturer. After going through a training period with SRMC staff for several weeks, […]

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Here is a Flashback for you this Friday from The Southeastern Times, “the most widely read & quoted newspaper in Bladen County” back in the 70’s…. Share:

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from May’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent. North Carolina’s June 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 16,068 over the […]

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The Department of Justice today announced three major developments related to the implementation of the First Step Act of 2018 (FSA): Over 3,100 federal prison inmates will be released from the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) custody as a result of the increase in good conduct time under the Act. In addition, the Act’s retroactive application […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Seed Board meeting scheduled for Friday has been canceled after a settlement involving a cotton seed complaint was reached. The N.C. Seed Law allows individuals who believe they have suffered damage from the failure of agricultural or vegetable seeds to perform as labeled or warranted, or as a result of negligence, […]

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NOTICE OF MEETING The State Board of Elections will hold a telephonic public meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the following audio-only dial-in: Line: (415) 655-0052 Code: 116-244-602 Public meeting materials will post on a rolling basis to the online meeting portal. TENTATIVE AGENDA Statement regarding ethics and conflicts of interest […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court, Niki Dennis sent out a warning on Thursday evening of scammers threatening local residents. Mrs. Dennis urges all residents to help spread the word. A couple of residents received phone calls this week from someone claiming to be from the United States Marshals Office making threats […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden There’s one question I can almost always count on being asked at the scores of public presentations I give each year about the economy. The question is, what are we going to do about the national debt? If this question is common and important, then why haven’t we done something already […]

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Need a laugh from the long work week? Charlie Brown usually never lets us down. Have a great weekend! Share:

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Filing for municipal election ends at noon today. Check our political page for candidates as of Thursday afternoon. All have a full slate, except Tar Heel. No one had filed for town council or mayor. Bladenboro, Clarkton and White Lake have attracted incumbents and newcomers. Filing fee … $5. And, 12:01 p.m. today will be […]

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Three Bladen County All-Star teams will be competing in StateWide Activities Committee State Softball Tournaments in Tarboro this weekend. The 16-and-Under Bladen All-Stars did not have a sectional qualifying tournament and will open play in the state tourney Friday night at 7:30 against Warren County. Members of the Bladen 16U All-Stars are: Taylor West, Lauren […]

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Bladen County Schools has scheduled pre-kindergarten application days for July 22, 23 and 24 at the Bladen County Board of Education for children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Screening times will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day for enrollment for eligible children for the upcoming school […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections office has been a busy place the past two days with eight candidates filing for municipal offices and races assured in at least four contests. Filing ends Friday, July 19 at noon, according to the Elections office. The filing fee is $5. Tim Tart and Jon Hall filed Thursday […]

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Golf

Two teams tied for first place with scores of seven under par in the nine hole Thundering Herd on July 18 at Vineyard Golf. Taking first place with a birdie on the playoff hole, No. 9, was the team of Campbell White, Jim Hancock, Stephen Clark and Richard Sibbett. They defeated the team of Cade […]

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1845 – Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes and kills many. 1848 – 1st US women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. 1875 – Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick children 1912 – A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, […]

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The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met on July 17-18, 2019 in Chantilly, France.  The United States was represented by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.  One of the items on the agenda was Competition and the Digital Economy.  In preparation for this meeting, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim met on June 5 […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said the second suspect in the abduction of 4 month old Lonnisha Renee Askew on Monday has been arrested. McVicker said Lonnie Lee Williams, 29, of 1309 Clyde Norris Road, Tabor City, NC was arrested Thursday afternoon by Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. “My investigators located Mr. Williams in […]

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Shhh…do you hear that? Close your mouth and eyes. Open your ears and pay attention. It’s the sound of World Listening Day approaching; an annual global event held every July 18. www.worldlisteningproject.org. The 2019 theme is “Listening With” created by internationally acclaimed sound artist Annea Lockwood. “Listening with an awareness that all around you are other life-forms simultaneously […]

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Season tickets go on sale 12PM August 1 with general tickets on sale August 12.   Ticketing Information Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to the theater’s web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with credit card or cash noon to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday through […]

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction today announced the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. The Federally-assisted school nutrition programs help ensure all students have access to wholesome, nutritious, appealing meals at school. “Access to healthful meals at school can […]

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By Roxana Ross Julius Meekins, a fitness technician for Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness in Lumberton, says he has always been motivated by fitness. After taking home the bronze medal in the 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games in June, he’s hoping he also motivates other seniors to be active, and maybe […]

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The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet Monday, July 22, at the NC Association for Public Charter Schools Conference at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Convention Center, Cherokee, N.C. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon. The agenda for the meeting is available here. The meeting will be recorded. Livestream audio access will not be available for […]

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Summer Jams Concert Series continues this evening (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Goldston’s Beach, White Lake featuring Pink Slips. It’s free courtesy of local sponsors and the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce. All are invited. I realize I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but just a few hours left to file […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Buttercup, a 10 to 12-week old female kitten. She is very friendly and playful. She loves to get attention and would make a great family pet, says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Buttercup has been looking for a special someone to give her a loving home. […]

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Golf

The July 16 Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association braved 100 degree weather to play its July 16 golf tourney at Stryker Golf Course on Fort Bragg. The winning team, with a score of 54, was Gordan Graham, Rudy Pait, Wayne Lein and Elmer Tessenear. Next Tournament: Cypress Lakes Golf Course on July 23. 1st Place […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By Jefferson Weaver Since the time we sat around campfires or in caves, wondering what lay beyond the flickering flames, most humans have had a fear, or at least a discomfort, with the night. While humans are naturally diurnal, there have always been some who were willing to venture out from the circle of comfort […]

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Members of the Bladen County team are: Zach Meares, Gabe Barber, Freddie Wooten, Raymond Autry, Dylan Fine, Jacob Priest, Tyler Hill, Drew Sholar, Brady Hollingsworth, Brandon Fine, Makhi Cromartie, K. J. Brown and Chase Starkloff. Coaches are Kendal Kelley and Les Hill. WINNABOW – The Bladen County All-Stars won the Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Championship […]

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1743 – 1st half page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal) 1853 – Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal. 1864 – US President Abraham Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service. 1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Follies of 1907” premiers in NYC. […]

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N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael S. Regan makes the following statement regarding WesternGeco’s appeal of North Carolina’s Coastal Zone Management Act consistency objection:   “We remain vigilant in our opposition to activities related to oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast. WesternGeco’s proposal for seismic airgun blasting poses too many risks […]

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Upcoming events: The second band in the Summer Jams Concert Series is scheduled to perform Thursday, July 18th at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake. The concert admission is free thanks to the sponsors of the event. The Pink Slips will perform July 18 and the Hip Pocket Band will perform August 15. Adult beverages will […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said the second suspect in the abduction of 4 month old Lonnisha Renee Askew on Monday has been identified. “We now have a warrant for the arrest of Lonnie Williams, 29, of 1309 Clyde Norris Road, Tabor City, NC for Felonious Abduction of a Child,” the Sheriff said. “Our investigation leads […]

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Yesterday, Bladen County Schools and Smithfield Foods unveiled a mobile Read and Feed unit to sponsor Bladen County’s summer feeding program. The van will ensure more than 4,000 students throughout Bladen County, North Carolina will have access to free meals and literacy programs that are otherwise unavailable during summer months, according to officials. Before the […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met Monday for their July meeting where they heard from two concerned parents regarding silent graduation. After having been escorted out of a recent graduation for being loud during the presentation of diplomas, the parents said that they were told that they also would not be allowed to […]

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BladenOnline.com and Cape Fear Heating & Cooling partnered together with Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center to hold a blood drive on Tuesday. It was a great success according to all involved. “Wow, what a great turn out! The community heard the call for help and fully supported us,” said Dianne Carter, Mobile Recruitment Coordinator, […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections released new candidate filings. On July 16 White Lake resident Gray Evans Marshburn filed for the mayor of White Lake Election. Marshburn will be running for mayor challenging incumbent Mayor Goldston Womble. Mayor Womble, who is also an attorney, said he has held his position as […]

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By Charlotte Smith Juanita Askew faced Judge Ashely Gore in Bladen County Superior Court today after she was arrested by Bladen County Sheriff’s Office yesterday, July 16, for child abduction. Askew is facing 59 months in jail according to Judge Gore for a Class E felony charge for child abduction. Judge Gore appointed attorney Michael […]

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Filing deadline for municipal elections fast approaching, and numerous positions with no candidate. … Deadline is noon Friday, July 19. Filing fee, $5. I followed, with great interest, the story of the lady ‘snatching’ her own child from a nursery in Bladenboro. Fortunately, all ended well, so far. Pray for all concerned. Sunset Jams concert […]

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Greyson Heustess is standing third from the left in the second row. Xavier Wooten is in the middle under the trophy. WINNABOW – East Bladen grads Greyson Heustess and Xavier Wooten were members of the West Fayetteville team that won the NC Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament Tuesday at Town Creek Park. Heustess was named […]

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WINNABOW – Bladen County shutout Columbus County 8-0 Tuesday in the NC Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County’s victory forces the two teams to play a second championship game Wednesday at 9 a.m. Columbus County had edged Bladen County by one run earlier in the tournament. Share:

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WINNABOW – Coleman Tatum and Michael Young combined to pitch a five-hit shutout and strike out nine batters as Bladen County defeated Brunswick American 4-0 on Tuesday in the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County advances to a semi-final game Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. against the winner of the […]

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WINNABOW – Undefeated Brunswick County defeated Bladen County 10-1 on Tuesday in a semifinal game in the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County finished in third place in the tournament. Bladen’s Hunter Elks walked to begin the game, stole second base and advanced on a groundout. Parker Greene […]

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Kayla Thompson from Clarkton shot l-under par on the first day of the Georgia Women’s Golf Tournament played in Dahlonega, Georgia. She followed that on the second day with a 1-over par 73 to shoot a two-day total of 144 and tied for ninth place out of 45 players. Thompson’s first day, Monday, July 15, […]

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1775 – 1st military hospital approved. 1861 – US Congress authorizes paper money. 1867 – 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established. 1925 – Tris Speaker, is 6th to get 3,000 hits. 1935 – “Variety” publishes famous headline “Stics Nix Hick Pix” 1938 – Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan leaves NY flying for […]

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By Charlotte Smith In July there were two court cases of interest on the docket for Bladen County Superior Court. The two defendants, Delane Jackson and MacKenzie Brisson have totally different cases, but many are asking what has happened with both cases. The first scheduled case on the local court docket was for Delane Jackson, […]

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Update from Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 4:13 Amber Alert Lifted For 4 Month Old Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the recovery of 4 month old Lonnisha Renee Askew and the arrest of her mother, Juanita Renee Askew. “At approximately 1:30 this afternoon we recovered baby Lonnisha near the bus station in Lumberton with the help […]

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WINNABOW – A seven-run third-inning propelled Bladen County to a 16-10 victory over North Granville on Monday in the third round of the North Carolina Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County had rolled to a 19-3 victory over Brunswick County National on Monday morning. The Bladen All-Stars will play Brunswick […]

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WINNABOW – Bladen County rolled to a 19-3 mercy-rule victory over Brunswick County National Monday morning in the second round of the North Carolina Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. After Brunswick scored two runs in the top of the first, Alex Strange walked and raced home when Devon Strange ripped a […]

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I among men most richly blessed … just need to remind myself occasionally. Think back 10 days to a couple of weeks ago, when we walked outside, could hear a crackling sound, grass brown and little hope of it changing. Then a few showers and all around, the grass is green, all over again … […]

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A  four-month old girl was abducted from a day care facility near Bladenboro on Monday afternoon by her mother who was not allowed unsupervised visits, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said late Monday night. The name of the facility was not given. Authorities are searching for Juanita Renee Askew, 22, of Whiteville, who went to […]

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By Melissa Martin Water was probably the substance for the first mirrors; reflecting images back to humans. The earliest mirrors were from polished stone and black volcanic glass obsidian. Visit www.mirrorhistory.com to read the history of mirrors. Is a mirror an object of vanity? In Greek mythology, Narcissus was known for his exceptional beauty. He […]

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1790 – Congress declares the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States. 1867 – D.R. Averill of Ohio patents ready-mixed paint. 1912 – Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B.A. Fiske. 1926 – National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos. 1936 – 1st x-ray photo […]

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Bladen County Parks and Recreation Soccer Registration is underway and will continue through Friday, August 30. Registration is for the following: Tot Soccer (ages 3-4) – $30 Soccer (ages 5-7 coed, 8-10 girls and boys, 11-14 boys and girls) – $35 *Age as of August 1, 2019* There are two ways to register: 1. Online […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

By Charlotte Smith The Town of Bladenboro Board of Commissioners met on Monday, July 8th at Town Hall to discuss several items of business. Since the meeting, progress has been made in the Bryant Swamp Canal Clearing Project, the Ordinance has been updated and facilities are receiving repairs. Mr. Blake Proctor, Town Administrator gave each […]

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WINNABOW – Evan Pait laid down a suicide squeeze bunt that scored Hunter Elks with the go-ahead run as Bladen County edged Dallas 11-10 on Monday in the third round of the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. With the scored tied 10-10 in the top of the seventh inning, […]

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Clarendon, NC – On July 12, 2019, at approximately 11:40 am Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Walter Todd Road in Clarendon in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies located Timothy Tyrone Riggins, 31, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. CCSO Deputies quickly secured the scene.  CCSO […]

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Monday was a scorcher with temperatures rising into the high 90’s. However, the hot weather did not deter a few from making their way to the elections office. Current Mayor of Dublin, Darryl Dowless, and current Mayor of East Arcadia, Perry Blanks, filed for re-election Monday according to the report released by Chris Williams, Interim […]

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The Elizabethtown Dixie Youth are the NC DYB State AAA (Minors) Tournament Champions! The championship victory secured a berth for the Elizabethtown team in the Dixie Youth World Series in Ruston, Louisiana that begins with opening ceremonies Aug. 2. Elizabethtown will play the Alabama state champion on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. Central Time. The […]

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1870 – Georgia becomes last confederate state to be readmitted to US. 1901 – NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St. Louis Cards, 5-0. 1904 – 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles. 1916 – 22.22″ of rain falls in Altapass, NC (state record) 1916 – Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in […]

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If you have been praying for hot weather, maybe you need to take a break. Forecast for the next week or so expected to be in the mid 90s, with triple digit heat values. One bright spot, a slight chance of rain, like 20% daily. Former Whiteville Wolfpack pitcher moved up to Double-A Texas team. […]

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WINNABOW – Hope Mills outlasted Bladen County in extra innings Sunday in the opening round of the NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County will play the Brunswick County National/Columbus County loser in an elimination game Monday at 9 a.m. Share:

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WINNABOW – Bladen County blanked Hope Mills 13-0 Sunday in the second round of the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Bladen County will play the Dallas/Brunswick County loser in an elimination game Monday at 11:30 a.m. Jake Futrell and Lee Barnes combined to pitch a three-hit shutout and strike […]

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Members of the Bladen County 10-and-Under Softball All-Stars are: Bella Robinson, Brenna Hester, Gracey Clark, Kali Allen, Aubrei Nixon, Leea Wilkins, Niyah Wooten, Tatum Allen, Jenna Brice, Taylor Dowless, Greer Pope, Karlee Gause and Addison Wilcox. Coaches are Alex Barbour, Jamie Brice, and David Allen. HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County won the StateWide Activities Committee […]

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Members of the Bladen County 12-and-Under softball team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Emmee Ward, Mary Frances Sutton, Martha Simmons, Lena Trinidad, Megan Pait, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Molly Pait, Karly Ross, Violet Allen, Marlene Crabtree. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, Heather Pait. HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County won the StateWide […]

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Weather continues to be big news … flood in portions of Bladen yesterday, especially around White Lake, zero to a few tenths in other areas. Extremely hot weather forecast for the next few days … temps in the 90s, heat index in triple digits. Plan accordingly. Celebration continues for Elizabethtown Dixie Youth baseball team preparing […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Nash County defeated Bladen County 8-5 in extra innings Saturday in a third round game in the StateWide Activities Committee 10-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County will play Holly Springs at 11 a.m. Sunday in a game that will decide a berth in next weekend’s SWAC 10U State Tournament. A win would […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County scored in every inning and defeated Holly Springs 10-4 Saturday in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County advances to the sectional championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday against Wake Forest. The victory also assures Bladen County of a berth in next weekend’s SWAC State Tournament that […]

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1798 – 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves. 1832 – Opium exempted from federal tariff duty. 1845 – 1st postmasters’ provisional stamps issued, NYC. 1861 – Naval Engagement at Wilmington, N.C. – USS Daylight establishes blockade. 1870 – The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in […]

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WINNABOW – Columbus County defeated Bladen County 7-1 Saturday in the opening round of the NC Junior Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament at Town Creek Park. Columbus scored two runs in the second inning, tacked on a run in the third then pulled away with four runs in the fifth inning. Andre Moore reached base […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Wake Forest scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and defeated Bladen County 19-9 Saturday in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. The two teams were tied 8-8 when Wake Forest turned four walks, four errors and three hits into eleven runs in the fourth inning. Martha Simmons walked and […]

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On Wednesday, July 10th, District 46 Republican House Representative Brenden Jones announced he had a meeting with a Verizon Wireless executive in Raleigh. Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States, according to reports. Rep. Brenden’s social media page he gave an update on Wednesday. It stated, “VERIZON UPDATE:  Today an […]

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Crystal C. Edwards is a Physician Assistant (PA) – General practicing in Lumberton, NC . She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Society of Dermatology. She is on the staff of Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton where she has been for over 14 years. […]

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The N.C. Department of Transportation has designated 60 scenic byways to give visitors and residents a chance to experience a bit of North Carolina history, geography and breathtaking scenery while raising awareness for the protection and preservation of these treasures. The byway routes are carefully selected as safe and interesting alternatives to the faster-pace and […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The White Oak High School class of 1934 was having a 50 year class reunion. Officials of White Lake reported a drowning. This is the first drowning at White Lake in two years. The Clarkton Chief of Police Steve Gonsalles announced his resignation. Share:

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth AAA Minors team. They swept a doubleheader yesterday (Friday) over previously unbeaten Stanly by identical 6-4 scores to win the state championship and will advance to the nationals in Louisiana, first time since 1982, I am told … 37 years ago. The tournament was played in Dunn. And there […]

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HOLLY SPRINGS – Bladen County defeated Holly Springs 10-5 on Friday night in the StateWide Activities Committee 12-and-Under Softball Sectional Tournament. Bladen County will play the winner of Friday’s Cary/Wake Forest game at 10 a.m. Saturday. After Holly Springs scored a pair of first inning runs, Bladen County took charge with five runs in the […]

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