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August 19, 2015: 3 things to know

Three Things to KnowGood morning! 3 things to know for Wednesday, August 19

1. The 13 Bladen County schools have scheduled open houses Thursday. Here are the times:

1-6 p.m.: Bladen Lakes Primary; 1-7 p.m.: East Bladen High; 2-6 p.m.: Elizabethtown Primary; 3-5 p.m.: Plain View Primary; 4-6 p.m.: Clarkton School of Discovery, Dublin Elementary and Tar Heel Middle; 4-6:30 p.m.: Bladenboro Middle; 4-7 p.m.: Bladenboro Primary; 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Booker T. Washington Primary; 4:30-7 p.m.: Elizabethtown Middle; 5-7 p.m.: East Arcadia Elementary and West Bladen High.

2. Today is National Aviation Day. It’s a day to celebrate the history and development of aviation. It’s always celebrated on Orville Wright’s birthday and was proclaimed in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt.

3. Bladen County veterans will have two chances this month to enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them when representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center Rural Health Outreach team visit Whiteville on Friday and Aug. 26.

For information about the Brunswick-Waccamaw Missionary Baptist Association Veterans Benefits Fair, contact Ann Garrett, (910) 862-3255 (office) or email: gabrilla.garrett@nccommerce.com. For information about the Vietnam Veterans of America Building event, contact Michael Creen, (843) 214-0315. For information about the Fayetteville VAMC Rural Health Team, contact Michael Shaw at 910-488-2120, Ext. 7098 or Melvin Peterson, (910) 308-1183.

And now you know.

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