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Plane crashes in Bladenboro

A small plane has crashed near Bladenboro around noon on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Bladenboro Fire Department was on the scene, along with the North Carolina Highway Patrol and other witnesses.  READ MORE 


No Thru Trucks is overlooked

Truck drivers have a job getting produce, products and other merchandise and materials to and from our communities. These men and women drivers are greatly appreciated. However a concern has been voiced over and over again about truck drivers driving through town.  READ MORE 


Pork and Beats draws a crowd

By Erin Smith

The first annual Pork and Beats Festival is under way at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. Everyone is invited to the public celebration.  READ MORE


Star Communications Grammy material

One local business is nominated for two major awards. Star Communications announced on their Facebook page they have been nominated for two Grammys. READ MORE

Opinion: Be thankful and enjoy the day

By Jefferson Weaver

Another week has flown dragging past, my friends, leaving a trail of smiles and tears, hopes and fears, and maybe even a little excitement about the week to come. READ MORE

Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingIf you missed last nights East Bladen football game, and many did, (small crowd) you missed one like I have never seen.  After about 30 seconds of play, East Bladen trailed Greene Central 8-7 and the race was on.  East Bladen won big in front of a less than packed-house.  Competition included numerous events, and the weather. READ MORE

This Day in History for November 18

This Day In History1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots off his son’s head.

1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs. Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on November 18

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature        84 degrees             1978

Lowest Temperature        22 degrees              1959

Greatest One-Day
Precipitation                      1.55 inches              1957

7-Day Forecast


Candidate responds to Election Protest

In response to the protest:

Let me first say, that I welcome any protest on the election results, any candidate should feel free to exercise that option if so desired. READ MORE


Board of Elections conducts vote canvass

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Board of Elections conducted its vote canvass on Friday morning. The election results for the town of Dublin remain uncertified due to a protest filed by Town Commissioner Candidate Richard Sibbet. READ MORE


North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from September’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. READ MORE


Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Training offers training to Sampson County officers

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Training Unit delivered Specialized Law Enforcement Driver Training to 72 members of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office this week. READ MORE


Lifestyles: For Better Living: Let’s Talk Turkey

By Sandra R. Cain

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Purchase the right turkey

Consider buying a fresh turkey from your grocery store.  READ MORE

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Board of Education recognizes Taylor

By Bethany Stephens

The Board of Education met this Thursday, November 16th, for their monthly session. Dr. Robert Taylor, Superintendent, was recognized for recently receiving a national award (only presented to himself and seven other superintendents) for his work to promote technology based learning among other merits. READ MORE


Bladen County road closure status

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an update of road openings / closings. READ MORE


Dublin election results remain uncertified after protest filed

By Erin Smith

The election results for all of the town of Dublin races remain uncertified after a protest was filed by Town Commissioner Candidate Richard Sibbet. The preliminary hearing was conducted on Friday morning prior to the Vote Canvass meeting. READ MORE



Lifestyles: Bladen Community College celebrates 50th anniversary

Bladen Community College recently celebrated 50 years with an evening of dance and entertainment. READ MORE

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State moves to revoke Chemours’ wastewater discharge permit; does not apply to DuPont or Kuraray

By Erin Smith

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality took steps Thursday to begin the process of revoking Chemours wastewater permit and their wastewater discharge permit. READ MORE


Bladen County Recreation Basketball registration

BasketballThe Bladen County Recreation Department has open youth basketball registration through Dec. 1. Recreation Basketball is for boys and girls ages 6-12. The registration fee is $30 per player.

Youth players can be registered in the Recreation office at 803 West King Street or online. READ MORE






Events: Events for Bladen County

By: Dora Brogdon

Upcoming EventsThis Friday, Nov 17, East Bladen High School will be holding a Holiday Bazaar. They are scheduled to open their doors from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. READ MORE

Bladen County Pet of the Week

By: Dora Brogdon

This week’s Bladen County Pet of the Week is a 1 1/2 year old male mixed breed named Chop. This friendly guy needs a loving and caring home for the holidays! READ MORE

Bladen County law enforcement and EMS to receive Crisis Intervention Training

By Erin Smith

Bladen County Law Enforcement officers are invited to take part in a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Course which will be offered through Eastpointe MCO at the Bladen County Training Center in White Lake from November 27 through December 1. READ MORE

Chamber learns about firearm safety

By Erin Smith

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce learned about firearm safety from Maryellen Robeson during the noon luncheon meeting on Tuesday. READ MORE

Lifestyles: Skateboarding Tournament and Disc Golf Tourney set for Saturday

By Erin Smith

There will be plenty to see and do in Elizabethtown this weekend. READ MORE

Vote Canvassing set for Friday

By Erin Smith

There will be no meeting of the Bladen County Board of Elections today due to the fact there were no provisional ballots cast in the municipal election. The next scheduled meeting of the Board of Elections will be Friday at 11 a.m. for the vote canvass. READ MORE




Clarkton School of Discovery releases honor roll

Clarkton School of DiscoveryClarkton School of Discovery has released their honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period. READ MORE

Scam Alert: Callers targeting utility customers

Duke Energy is warning customers of a utility billing scam making the rounds. The way the scam works is the caller will pose as a representative of Duke Energy and they will claim the victim owes a past due bill and threaten to disconnect the power. READ MORE

Bladen County Opioid Task Force moving forward

By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Opioid Task Force met on Tuesday afternoon and began making plans how to combat the abuse of opioids in our communities. READ MORE

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Tar Heel board hears request for golf cart ordinance

By Erin Smith

The Tar Heel Town Board met on Tuesday night and heard from Howard Sessoms regarding the need for the board to adopt a a golf cart ordinance. READ MORE



Parent Support group interest meeting

There will be an interest meeting for parents or grandparents who have children or grandchildren who are struggling with addiction.

This meeting will be a place where you can find support, understanding and resources for you and your family. READ MORE

Thanksgiving holiday schedules announced

By Erin Smith

Area offices and agencies have announced their Thanksgiving holiday schedules.

Bladen County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE




Scam Alert: U.S. Marshals Urge Public to Report Phone Scams to FTC

White Lake Town Board Hears LRCG Presentation

Happy Birthday Robert G. Hester, Founder of

Moore Creek National Battlefield to Host Free Living History Event

West Bladen High School Honor Rolls for Q1 (1st Nine Weeks)

Bladen and Columbus Operation Christmas Child 

State issues notice of violation to Chemours 

Bladenboro Board votes on sewer connection fee

East Bladen Holiday Bazaar

Smoke detector drive under way

Bladen County Public Library announces Thanksgiving schedule

Service members to be honored during Christmas program

PBLA Cadets participate in wreath laying at Arlington



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