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Here are three things to know for Wednesday, Aug. 25:

1. 240th Anniversary of Battle of Elizabethtown: Sunday, 5 p.m., Old Purdie Cemetery on 11456 NC 87W, Tar Heel across from Purdie Methodist Church. Ceremony will be at gravesite of James Richardson, who was a member of the Bladen Patriot Militia. (READ MORE)

2. Toys For Tots registration: Sept. 1-Oct. 15. Service available for children ages 0-15. To register, go to www.toysfortots.org, click on “Find Your Local Campaign,” then enter your state and county. (READ MORE)

3. COVID-19 Booster Shot: Available at Bladen County Health Department to those eligible by appointment only. The Health Department continue to administer first and second shot vaccines for ages 12 and older Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. by appointment or walk-in. For information or to make an appointment, call 910-872-6291. (READ MORE)


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