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Bladen County Jail Committee Appointed

A jail committee was named Monday night to oversee early stages of the construction of a new Bladen County jail. Chairman Charles Ray Peterson appointed…

Commissioners to Welcome New Board Member

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the courthouse.  Following the approval of minutes from recent meetings commissioner Mark Gillespie will officially leave the…

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Remember Frank Thompson? He was Bladenboro High School football coach in the early to mid 60s. He was a graduate of Chadbourn High School, if…

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Santa (Christmas) is tough competition…expect our BladenOnline numbers to be down for the past week….but still the best around. Looking back and ahead. Would have…

Thoughts While Shaving ….December 12

  Weekend is here, hopefully a good day to be outside. Been thinking about Bladen County Commissioners. Should be 9 respected, respectful representatives of the…

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Ever get the feeling, everyone is upset about something???? The pressures of life can put a frown on our face and take the bounce out…

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Bladen County Commissioners have a busy schedule today….a special meeting at 12 noon to discuss personnel and a regular session at 6:30 p.m. with a…

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What a performance by the West Bladen Pre-Major baseball team playing in the World Series in Guntersville, Alabama.  Yesterday, they defeated the Virginia state champions…

This ‘n That

Plans for new Bladen County Detention continue to move forward. A pre-bid conference was held Wednesday and the bid opening is scheduled for the first…

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WOW, Yesterday’s high temperature of 98 broke a record for the date (96) that was set in 2010.  Today, we are expecting another record breaker…Our record high…

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Am I hearing the NC Legislature is seriously considering allowing weapons on the floor of the House and Senate?  We are searched when we enter…

Commissioners wrestles with budget 

By: Robert G. Hester Bladen County Commissioners met for another budget work session Monday evening attempting to “cut where they can” to reduce what appears…

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Technology is testing ever fiber in my body… I should not be allowed to own a computer…smile…just joking but changes are difficult… This is Tuesday,…

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Thank goodness, the mistreated horse we recently reported on, has been located, safely and is in recovery at Leilani Mae horse rescue in Linden, NC. …

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Today is April 30…my how time passes by….. Yesterday’s (Wednesday) meeting between the Board of Education and Bladen County Board of Education was interesting to say…

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Nice to be home from DC… A look back… The group I was with in the nation’s capitol earlier this week…visited with Congressman Rouzer and staffers…

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Budget time is stressful for most governmental officials….Saw some of that Monday as the Bladen Board of Education attempted to work through the process… I…

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I love holidays, however, scheduled events must be re-arrange and as I grow older, change becomes more difficult… Bladen County Commissioners meeting was moved back 24 hours,…

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Bladen County Commissioners have a “full plate”….preparing for hearing appeals from the recent revaluation as a Board of Equalization and Review, ongoing meetings related to…

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‘Bout this time of the year, fundraisers and registration for Dixie Youth in the area begins….worthy projects….Friday, an annual fundraiser is planned for Elizabethtown Dixie…

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The last week in the month is not normally a ‘big time’ news time…but there are some special events this week…. Tuesday, Bladen County Commissioners…

Week in Review: Jan. 5-12

It would have been a perfect week for a Polar Plunge. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Jan. 1. Just a few days after 30 people ran into…

October 2014—- Look Back

Zane Hamilton Singletary of Bladenboro elected President of the Freshman Class at Campbell University. Ray Allen, President of Bladen County Farm Bureau Federation, presented members…

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The Monday meetings of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners and Elizabethtown City Council were news worthy for sure…..BladenOnline was there to cover it all….…

The land of wolves

By Jefferson Weaver The boy had to stretch a little to make it atop the vinyl-covered stool, and he had to stretch to reach the…

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Looking forward to a new week.  Before looking ahead, a quick peek at last week. Folks had another successful fund-raiser for one of their own. …

This Day in History for February 9

1825 – House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president. 1870 – US Army establishes US National Weather Service. 1889 – The United…

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Try to be positive, but more bad news than good on any given day… Three in custody after third-generation trooper shot in Wilson County, NC…

This Day in History for December 20

1606 – Virginia Company settles leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia. 1790 – 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.…

This Day in History for December 3

1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Columbia. 1775 – First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS…

This Day in History for November 16

1676 – 1st colonial prison organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. 1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew…

This Day in History for September 3

1777 – Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War. 1833…

Stolen Property Recovered in Columbus County

Contributed Whiteville, NC – Columbus County Sheriff’s Office recovered a large quantity of stolen items from the residence of two individuals on April 14, 2018.…

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