07/18/2019
  • 12:06 am Bladen Online Pet of the Week: Buttercup
  • 11:48 pm SFSGA Plays July 16 Tournament At Stryker Golf Course On Fort Bragg
  • 11:35 pm Jefferson Weaver: Whatever goes bump in the night
  • 9:50 pm Bladen County Wins Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Championship
  • 9:40 pm This Day in History for July 18
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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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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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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 – Jenna Brice pitched a no-hitter and struck […]

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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 – Jenna Brice pitched a two-hitter and struck […]

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RALEIGH – Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning more about management and conservation of private lands are invited to attend one of three ForestHer NC workshops, which will be held across the state in August. The workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and cost $25 per person. Pre-registration is […]

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Bladenboro Entrance

The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, according to Mayor Rufus Duckworth. The meeting is to consider Change Order #9 for Bryant Swamp Drainage System Debris Removal Grant. The meeting is open to the public. Share:

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Lawyer Goldston Womble Jr. will seek another term as White Lake mayor and East Arcadia commissioners Carlee Carter and Horace Munn filed for re-election Friday, according to the Bladen County Board of Elections. The only contest thus far in Bladen County municipal elections with a week remaining for people to file is White Lake Board […]

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1787 – US Ordinance of 1787 passed, establishes first organized US territory. 1835 – Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design. 1865 – P. T. Barnum’s museum burns down. 1898 – San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market Street, opens. 1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers […]

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Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson played the National Women’s Golf Association Tournament at Springhill Country Club in Tifton, Georgia, on July 11-12. On the first day, Thompson, a West Bladen High School and UNC Wilmington graduate, had a birdie, 11 pars, five bogeys and a double bogey for a score of 39-39=78. On day two, she had […]

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CLARKTON – The North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors Division 2 state tournament will be played at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Complex beginning Saturday. Photos by Ray Jones Opening ceremonies were held Friday with an Around-the-Horn competition followed by the introduction of players and coaches from the 12 competing teams. Admission to the tournament will […]

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DUNN – Elizabethtown swept both games of a doubleheader from Stanley on Friday by identical 6-4 scores to win the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minors) State Tournament. 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 […]

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By Charlotte Smith A large crowd gathered in the new, classy boutique in downtown Elizabethtown for shopping and to help celebrate the new store on Thursday afternoon. Dawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presented the golden bows to Amy’s Boutique owner Amy Johnson with a smile. Maynard announced the […]

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The Summer Sounds Concert Series got off to a hot start on Thursday evening with temperatures in the mid-90s, but the crowd didn’t seem to notice as they danced into the evening to the sounds the Cool Heat band. The concert series in Elizabethtown is presented by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and […]

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1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. 1843 – Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy. 1862 – US Congress authorizes Medal of Honor. 1882 – 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C. 1909 – 16th […]

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We received a little more rain yesterday, more is needed. 60 percent chance for today (Friday), tonight and Saturday. All associated with thunderstorms. Highs for the next few days in excess of 90 degrees. Greed is the root of all evil. Hasn’t changed over the years. From the ‘did you know department’ … that suicide […]

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DUNN – C. J. McCracken and Jayce Hatcher combined to pitch a three-hitter and strike out nine batters as Elizabethtown defeated Whiteville 3-1 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. It was the fourth consecutive elimination-game win for the Elizabethtown team that […]

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Olivia Herring, a teacher at Emereau School in Elizabethtown, was awarded the North Carolina Farm Bureau 2019 Ag In The Classroom “Going Local” Grant by Bladen County Farm Bureau Vice-President Chris Barnhill recently. The grant is awarded yearly to a deserving K-8th grade teacher to honor them for their desire to integrate agriculture into the […]

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LUMBERTON – The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing plans to widen almost 19 miles of Interstate 95 between Lumberton and Hope Mills and wants the public’s input. The department has scheduled two public meetings this month to answer questions, accept comments and show preliminary design maps to widen I-95 between mile marker 22 in […]

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Olivia Barnes was awarded two scholarships by Farm Bureau recently. She plans to continue her education at UNC Pembroke and later transfer to N.C. State to pursue a career in Animal Science. Bladen County Farm Bureau Vice-President Chris Barnhill is shown presenting Barnes with the Bladen County Farm Bureau Scholarship for 2019. Barnes also was […]

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The Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball 14-and-Under All-Stars will open play Saturday at 3 p.m. against Hope Mills in the North Carolina Dixie Boys 14U State Tournament at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Ten teams are participating in the double-elimination event that will continue through Wednesday at Town Creek Park. The park is located at […]

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The Bladen County Dixie Boys Baseball 13-and-Under All-Stars will open play Saturday at 10 a.m. against Columbus County in the North Carolina Dixie Boys 13U State Tournament at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Six teams are participating in the double-elimination event that will continue through Wednesday at Town Creek Park. The park is located at […]

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Front Row: (Left-Right): Mary Frances Sutton, Karly Ross, Lena Trinidad, Violet Allen, Molly Pait, Emmee Ward, Second Row: (L-R): Martha Simmons, Marlene Crabtree, Marlie Walters, Brookee Singletary, Reagan Moore, Megan Pait. Back Row: (L-R) Coaches Jamie Singletary, Mackie Singletary, and Heather Pait. The Bladen County 12-and-Under All-Stars begin play in the Statewide Activities Committee (SWAC) […]

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Golf

The much appreciated rains came Thursday to Vineyard Golf At White Lake, but left in time for the regular weekly Thundering Herd nine hole tournament to be played. The winning team, shooting a nine-under par, was Luke Gooden, Michael Pastore, Will Fisher, Scott Gordon and Zac Campbell. The nine-under was the lowest score of the […]

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USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The program offers […]

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The Cool Heat band is currently getting ready to entertain at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market! Dawn Maynard with the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is on site getting ready for the first concert in the series this Thursday afternoon. The music and dancing will be from 6 – 9 p.m. tonight. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith An Elizabethtown resident and mother was murdered by her father’s own hands this week. Jada Swindell, 21, texted, “He’s killing us,” to her mother on Monday as her father was stabbing her to death, according her sister’s report. The nightmare unfolded at John D. Hargrove’s home in Warren County, North Carolina, after […]

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Flowers Foods is recalling hot dog and hamburger buns and other bakery products because they may contain foreign material, more specifically pieces of plastic. These hard plastic bits may pose a choking hazard. No reports of injury or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The company initiated the recall […]

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BladenOnline.com intern, Kylee Kellam found an interesting article today for Throwback Thursday. Here in this photo is an article written by John Clark about the first ever district tournament in Dixie Youth Baseball. You may stop by our office at 8849 US Hwy 701 South in Clarkton to read more. Share:

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DUNN – Braylon Cromartie pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out six batters to lead Elizabethtown to an 11-0 victory over East Duplin on Wednesday night in a fifth-round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. The 4-inning mercy rule victory sends Elizabethtown into another elimination game Thursday at 5 […]

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Some of America’s greatest business folks, men and ladies, are farmers. They deal with the good and the bad and keep on farming. They also may be some of our biggest gamblers. Planting seed, along with fertilizer, using expensive equipment, and hope and pray for a good crop. Dixie Youth playoff activities continue, and more […]

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CLARKTON – Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center still has a critical need for type O blood, Cape Fear Valley Health said Wednesday. The need stems from a nationwide shortage of the blood type, as well as shortage of local blood donors. Cape Fear Heating & Cooling and BladenOnline.com are hosting a community blood drive […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association traveled to Timberlake Golf Course in Clinton to play their July 9 tournament. Sixty-four players participated in the two flight event. The winning team in the first flight with a score of 130 was Edwin Skipper, Rudy Pait, Gordon Kinlaw and Roger Canady. The second flight winner with a […]

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The Bladen County 10-and-Under All-Stars begin play in the Statewide Activities Committee (SWAC) Sectional Softball Tournament Thursday night in Holly Springs. Bladen County will play Williamston at 8:00 at Womble Park. The park is located at 1201 Grigsby Avenue in Holly Springs. Seven teams are competing in the sectional in order to qualify for the […]

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WASHINGTON – USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for county committee members through Aug. 1. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. The Bladen County Farm Service Agency is located at 450 Smith […]

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There will be a race for seats on the White Lake Board of Commissioners in November. Incumbents Tim Clifton and Tom Riel filed for re-election Wednesday and are joined by Jay Young and Dean C. Hilton as candidates for the three seats on the board. Filing will end Friday, July 19 at noon, according to […]

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General Surgeon Dr. DuBose Medlock Jr. will begin treating patients at Southeastern Multi-Specialty and Urgent Care Pembroke on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Aug. 6, Southeastern Health announced Wednesday. Dr. Medlock earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1986. He completed a surgical residency at Tulane […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By Jefferson Weaver I have been accused, and rightly so, of drinking too much coffee. The bean that caused riots in Persia and built fortunes in South America, Asia and Africa is a major part of my life. At the gritted-teeth insistence of several doctors, I have substantially reduced my intake; at least that’s my […]

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1798 – US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress. 1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel. 1864 – Confederate forces led by General J. Early begin invasion of Washington, D.C. 1892 – US Patent Office says Joseph […]

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RALEIGH ­ The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division is asking travelers to several northeastern states to take precautions against the spread of the highly destructive Spotted Lanternfly this summer. “If your summer travel plans have you driving through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware or New Jersey, please review the Spotted […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

CLARKTON – The North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors Division 2 state tournament will be played at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Complex beginning Saturday. Opening ceremonies will be held Friday beginning at 7 p.m. with an Around-the-Horn competition preceding the ceremonies at 6 p.m. Play begins Saturday with six games beginning at 10:30 a.m. Area […]

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Bladen Community College will welcome new and returning students to campus as the fall semester registration begins next week. Counselors and faculty advisors will be on hand to assist students in registering for classes and obtaining information for a successful community college experience. “The staff and faculty of BCC are always energized when students return […]

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Nathan Dowless has been named Bladen County Emergency Services Director. He will begin his new duties on July 15, 2019. As Emergency Services Director, Dowless is responsible for overseeing the functions of Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Geographic Information Systems/E-911 Addressing, as well as Planning, Building Inspections, and the Fire Marshal’s Office. Dowless is a […]

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DUNN – Elizabethtown pulled away with six runs in the final two innings to defeat West Robeson American 9-2 on Tuesday night in a fourth round game in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State AAA (Minors) Tournament. Elizabethtown advances to play East Duplin on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Easton Bostic […]

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Nearly 2 inches (1.92) of rain recorded Tuesday at the Curtis Brown Airport near Elizabethtown with highs in the 80s. Today (Wednesday), high near 88 and a 60% chance of rain. Over the next few days (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) 90 degree temps return with rainfall in the 40% to 60% range. Sunday, hot, 95 […]

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1850 – Millard Fillmore sworn in as President of US (replacing Taylor) 1890 – Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage) 1892 – 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio) 1911 – 105 degrees F at North Bridgton, Maine (state record) 1917 – Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft. 1919 – US President […]

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RALEIGH – With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging residents to be prepared this season to avoid the suffering that followed last year’s Hurricane Florence on the coast and mudflows in the western part of the state. Causey has scheduled disaster relief town hall meetings across the state to […]

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Bladen County Schools announced the appointment of Ursula Wooten as the new principal of East Arcadia Elementary School effective July 1. Wooten obtained her master’s degree in school administration with a concentration in curriculum from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in middle grades education with a concentration in […]

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By Joy Warren During the regular session of the Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting Tuedsay night, an ordinance was approved to regulate the use of self-propelled vehicles such as golf carts, four wheel utility vehicles, mopeds or electric bicycles on the multi-use path. None of these types of vehicles are allowed, except […]

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Update: Tuesday, July 9, the Bladen County Board of Elections released an updated list of candidates filing for the municipal elections before they closed their office at 5 p.m. David Gillespie Kirby was the only new name to appear on the list. Kirby serves on the Town of Dublin Board of Commissioners. All incumbents from […]

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By Joy Warren The first in a series of educational workshops titled “Understanding White Lake” was held Tuesday afternoon at White Lake Town Hall. Citizens and property owners filled the room to hear Dr. Diane Lauritsen (pictured, above), PhD with LIMENOSCIENC, give an overview of White Lake and the data that has been compiled over […]

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