02/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 10:53 am Governor Cooper Inducts North Carolina’s Ninth Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green
  • 10:45 am National Weather Service Radar to undergo maintenance
  • 7:49 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 7:44 am Middle School Boys Basketball Whiteville Central 52, Clarkton School of Discovery 20
  • 7:43 am Middle School Boys Basketball Elizabethtown 44, Bladenboro 42
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Area Fire Departments Conduct Special Training Several local volunteer fire departments have been involved in special training over the past several days. The sessions are being held at the Kelly Fire Department and the instructor is Dwight Sheppard. Saturday the training included vehicle extrication and helicopter landing protocol. Fire departments involved in the training included […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 20 1778—1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass. 1783—Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War. 1788—Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga. 1801—John Marshall Appointed US chief justice. 1809—1st US geology book published by William Maclure. 1868—Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee. 1872—California Stock Exchange […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 20 Highest Temperature       75 degrees          1972 Lowest Temperature       11 degrees           1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                   1.86 inches          1978 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                         2.0 inches            1940 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 64 degrees. Share:

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Steaming Coffee

5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy For many people, it is actually the single largest source of antioxidants in the diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables… combined. Here are a few tips to turn your coffee from healthy… to super healthy. 1. No caffeine after 2 PM Caffeine is a stimulant. This is one of the […]

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Red Hats at MLK Parade

Elizabethtown, NC- The floats passed, the beauty queens waved, and the politicians tossed candy to eager children Saturday in Elizabethtown at the 27th annual parade honoring the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On a sunshine-filled day and with the temperature in the mid-50s, several hundred people gathered along Broad […]

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Change On BladenOnline.com

We appreciate our readers, advertisers, and behind the scenes workers more than words can say.  BladenOnline.com team members have worked hard to provide the latest news and information to Bladen County for many years.  To continue growing and improving, change is a must.   BladenOnline.com does have a new layout. The new platform will bring […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of every January.  Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will be offering several free boating and hunting education courses this year. The classes are held each year and are free to the public. Boating education and hunting education will be 6 hour courses. We will be offering our first boating education class on February 15th from 1pm-7pm. It […]

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Lu Mil Vineyard Bridal Show

Dublin, NC- This past Sunday made another successful year for the annual Bridal Show hosted at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. Around 40 different vendors offered information to the brides-to-be, the bride’s family members and friends, and the general public.  “There was a real big crowd here” said Robin Summerlin, with Front Porch Party Rentals.   […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 19 Highest Temperature       73 degrees          1972 Lowest Temperature         9 degrees           1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                  1.12 inches           1963 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 63 degrees. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Changes coming to BladenOnline….thanks for your patience, past support and support in the future…BladenOnline was birthed on February 1, 2008… A reminder of the MLK activities in the area today…In Elizabethtown, a parade beginning at 11 a.m…It will travel through the downtown are on Broad Street, right on Poplar Street and ending in […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History –  January 19 1861—American Civil War; Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama in seceding from the United States. 1883—The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 1915—Georges Claude patents he neon discharge tube for use in advertising. 1920—The United […]

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Four County Boys Basketball Standings Boys Conference All Games                          W          L          W           L Midway                                                    4           2          12            3 Heide Trask                                            4           2            9            6 Clinton                       […]

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Girls Conference All Games                                     W          L          W         L East Bladen                                                                 6            0          16           0 Clinton                                                                         5             1   […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Grabs 10 Rebounds For Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason just missed a double-double with 9 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, but his Campbell University Camels lost 69-65 to UNC-Asheville in Big South Conference action at Buies Creek. Mason also dished out 3 assists and blocked 2 shots. The Clarkton native […]

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More Saturday RA/GA Results Hickory Grove GA’s Defeated Galeed HG (11) – Madison Larimore 1, Maelin Wright 1, Summer Singletary 1, Makayla Wright 2, Hannah Hester 2, Ocean Woody 3. Hickory Grove Younger GA’s Defeated Galeed HG (18) – Emmee Ward 7, Kinsley Hilburn 1, Trinity Meares 2, Hayden Larimore 8. Share:

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Jazmine Kemp

Jazmine Kemp Posts 8 Points & 8 Rebounds for UNC-P East Bladen grad Jazmine Kemp recorded 8 points and 8 rebounds Saturday, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady  Braves dropped a 59-50 Peach Belt Conference decision to North  Georgia in Dahlonega, GA. Kemp canned two jump shots and a free throw in the first half which ended […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Correction – West Bladen JV Girls In West Bladen’s Jayvee girls game against Midway Friday night, we mistakenly reported that Perez scored 4 points for West Bladen. It was Jerena Purdie who scored those 4 points for West. Bladenonline regrets the error. Share:

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West Bladen High School Logo

JV Boys Basketball Midway 54, West Bladen 46 Midway’s jayvee boys grabbed a 10-0 first quarter lead and maintained that lead for a 54-46 Four County Conference victory at West Bladen Friday night. The Raiders led 23-10 at halftime, before Kasson Page fired in 10 of his team-high 19 points in the third quarter to […]

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This Day In History

1861—American Civil War; Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama in seceding from the United States. 1883—The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 1915—Georges Claude patents he neon discharge tube for use in advertising. 1920—The United States Senate votes against joining the League […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

JV Girls Basketball Midway 32, West Bladen 15 Midway raced to a 14-1 halftime lead en route to a 32-15 Four County Conference jayvee girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday . Freshman Elizabeth Allbright led the West Bladen scoring with 5 points, and Perez followed with 4 points. The Lady Knights will travel to […]

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Saturday’s RA/GA Results Open Door #2 High School Boys 52, Lennon’s Cross Roads 35 LCR (35) – Seth Britt 7, Chandler Lennon 9, Hunter Prevatte 9, Malik 6, Donald McCullum 2, Ethan Prevatte 2. Clarkton Pioneers 48, Bethel 32 C’ton (48) – Pierce Melvin 10, Greyson Heustess 12, Adonis Avery 14, Jacob Priest 6, Joshua […]

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East Bladen High School

JV Boys Basketball Union 43, East Bladen 12 Union defeated East Bladen 43-12 Friday night in Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball action at East Bladen. Sophomore Chris McKnight tossed in 6 points to lead the East Bladen scoring. The Eagle JV’s are now 1-5 in the Four County and 4-7 overall. East Bladen will […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 18 1733—1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston) 1776—James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham. 1777—San Jose California, founded. 1862—Confederate Territory of Arizona forms. 1869—Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco. 1986—1st demonstration of an X-ray machine is US (NYC) 1919—Bentley […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Bladen Presbyterian Parish Council to host MLK Celebration Monday, January 19, the Bladen Presbyterian Parish Council will again host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance and gratis light lunch at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church Activities Center (“PAC”), the building immediately behind the sanctuary and educational building.  The event will begin shortly after the community […]

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National Weather Service

Bladen County Weather National Weather Service Today – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. High near 61. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight – Mostly […]

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Thoughts While Shaving Death is difficult for us….but sudden death in more difficult…but it happens…. Every time I hear the sound of an EMS or Rescue Squad vehicle, I am sad….not good for someone…however, I am thankful we have trained folks who manned the vehicles and are ready to care of those in need… I think/hope I […]

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10 foods you should never eat: 1. Quaker Oats 100 % Natural Oats and Honey Granola contain 3 teaspoons of sugar per half cup, and come laden with more artery-clogging fat than a McDonald’s hamburger. 2. Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks contain 10 or 11 grams of fat per frank. Most hotdog manufacturers now offer pork, beef, turkey, or […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Boys Basketball West Bladen 73, Midway 70 Senior guard Rahu Purdie poured in 23 of his 29 points in the second half to lead West Bladen to a 73-70 boys basketball victory over Four County Conference leader Midway at West Friday night. “I challenged him at halftime,” said Knight Coach Travis Pait. “He was doing […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Girls Basketball West Bladen 54, Midway 52 West Bladen’s Lady Knights rallied from 8 points down in the final 6 minutes to pull out a key 54-52 Four County Conference girls basketball victory over visiting Midway Friday night. The Lady Raiders opened the final quarter with a 7-2 spurt that extended their lead to 45-37, […]

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East Bladen High School

Boys Basketball East Bladen 68, Union 37 East Bladen’s Eagles rode a 36-15 second-half surge to a 68-37 Four County Conference boys basketball victory over visiting Union Friday night. Sophmore Ethan Hines who topped the East Bladen scoring with 15 points fired in 7 points in the first quarter as the Eagles built a 15-7 […]

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East Bladen High School

Girls Basketball East Bladen 63, Union 12 Juniors Lacey Suggs and Abby Ward combined for 40 points to lead undefeated East Bladen to a 63-12 Four County Conference girls basketball victory Friday night over visiting Union. Suggs racked up 24 points, 6 steals and 4 assists to lead the Lady Eagle attack. Ward buried both […]

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Baseball

OTHER SPORTS SCHEDULES WEST BLADEN BASKETBALL 2014-2015 SCHEDULE Day DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME Wed Jan 21 East Bladen A 4:00 Fri Jan 23 Union A 4:30 Sat Jan 24 WRH H 2:00 Tue Jan 27 WRH A 4:00 Wed Jan 28 Fairmont(ENDOW) A 6:00 Fri Jan 30 Trask H 4:30 Tue Feb 3 Pender H […]

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A B Honor Roll

UNCP Announces academic honors for Fall Semester 2014 UNC Pembroke announced Chancellors and Honors lists for the Fall semester 2014. Chancellor’s Honors Students are eligible for the Chancellor’s List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.7 while passing at least 12 hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may […]

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A B Honor Roll

Harrells Christian Academy Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll for Second Grading Period Headmaster’s List (All A’s) Twelfth Grade:  Jessi-Kate Batts, Margaret Clark, Spencer Cooke, Fredrick Strickland, Amanda Sutton. Eleventh Grade: Catherine Armstrong, Rachel Bland, Anna Laurie Carter, McKenzie Parks, Vanna Prestage. Tenth Grade: Don Banks, Anna Burgess, Gray Fussell, Will Huff, Payton Johnson, Amos Lanier, […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 17 Highest Temperature – 76 degrees  2013 Lowest Temperature   –  6 degrees  1977 Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 1.60 inches  1924 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 55 degrees.   Share:

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 17 1773—Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle. 1863—Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia. 1899—US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific. 1911—Percy Mackaye’s “Scarecrow” premieres in NYC. 1916—1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville, NY. 1917—US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands. 1920—First […]

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Bladen County Agency Resource and Information Fair

Resources Fair Showcases Area Benefits This first Bladen County Agency Information and Resource Fair, held Saturday, January 17th at the National Guard Armory, was greatly needed and well received. Ann Garrett with the North Carolina Works Career Center of Bladen County was aware of the need to help get resources and information out to the […]

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Browns Creek Bike Trail

Community Working Together at Bike Trail This Saturday made for a perfect day for folks to come together to work to improve Brown’s Creek Bike Trail. The plan for the day was to put decking down on the 62 foot tunnel bridge, continue working on the new section of trail, and work on a changing […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving I rose early this morning and began going through old file/folders that should have been discarded years ago…I re-shuffle them from time to time….re-label, place in a different file for no apparent reason… Began to compare cost over the past humpteen years…Had it all laid out in a table….but it didn’t do […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Girls 30, Clarkton School of Discovery 22 By Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Jaytra Moore Peterson chunked in 27 points Thursday afternoon to propel the Elizabethtown Middle School ladies to a 30-22 win over the Clarkton School of Discovery.  Natalie Gainey was the only other Lady […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Boys 32, Elizabethtown 30 By Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician The Clarkton School of Discovery boys had to fight hard to pull out a 32-30 win against the Elizabethtown Middle School Cougars in Bladen Five Conference play Thursday afternoon. It looked like it […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Fires In 18 For Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason lit up the scoreboard with 18 points and 7 rebounds, but his Campbell Camels fell victim to a 20-3 Radford second-half run that produced a 72-55 victory for the Highlanders Thursday night. Mason connected on 9 of 16 shots from the […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County History (Wikipedia) Bladen County was founded in 1734 and named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. Bladen County was formed as Bladen Precinct of Bath County. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. Originally, Bladen was a vast territory with indefinite northern […]

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January programs at Jones Lake State Park Jones Lake State Park has free programs planned each Saturday in January. Each event is open to the public. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, call (910) 588-450. Here’s the schedule: Snakes: Jan. 17, 11 a.m.: Ever wonder what snakes species are at home […]

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Sen Rabon to Co-Chair Three Senate Standing Committees President Pro Tempore Phil Berger has announced his Senate Standing Committees and Senator Bill Rabon is co-chair of 3 committees and a member of several others. Rabon represents Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick counties in the North Carolina Senate. He is a Co-Chair of the Appropriations on Department […]

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Whiteville BB&T Bank Robbery update Two black males robbed the Whiteville BB&T bank around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.  Both men had their faces covered and were armed with hand guns. One employee was injured, but not by gunshot and was not believed to be seriously hurt. Police are reportedly looking for a late model white Honda, possibly […]

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Nick West

Fire Department Details From New Fire Chief The Elizabethtown Rotary Club welcomed the town’s new Fire Chief, Nick West, Wednesday at their weekly meeting.  The new Chief, originally from the White Oak area in Bladen County went over his background, what the Fire Department has going on now, and what his goals are now for […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 16 Highest Temperature – 77 degrees  1974 Lowest Temperature  –  8 degrees   1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation  – 2.03 inches 1995 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 49 degrees. Share:

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 16 1493—Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip. 1777—Vermont declares independence from NY. 1847—John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory. 1865—Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft. Fisher NC, 40 die. 1870—Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today – Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tonight – Clear, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Saturday – Increasing clouds, with a high near 56. East […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

27th annual MLK parade Monday in Elizabethtown More than 75 entries, including, perhaps, more than 500 motorcycles, are expected to participate in Monday’s parade in Elizabethtown that honors the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. It will be the 27th year that Elizabethtown has held […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving January has been an interesting month….more cloudy, dreary weather than I recall in a while (may just be more forgetful)…but, every day is a good day… I appreciate “thoughts” readers….and never am I reminded more than when I make a boo-boo…and they tend to come often…The latest… I misquoted a gospel tune..The correct […]

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Kiwanis

Each year Kiwanis of Elizabethtown/Bladen County gives a scholarship for a Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District representative to attend the annual Resource Conservation Workshop.  The 2014 scholarship representative was Kaitlin Butcher, a senior at East Bladen High School.   At the Kiwanis meeting on January 6, 2015, Kaitlin shared her experiences at the workshop with […]

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Jazmine Kemp Double-Double Keys UNC-P Win Elizabethtown native Jazmine Kemp recorded a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNC-Pembroke to a 55-50 Peach Belt Conference victory over Francis Marion Wednesday night  in Florence, SC. Kemp also dished out 4 assists, blocked 2 shots and came up with one steal. The East Bladen […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen Lady Eagles Still No. 1 In State East Bladen rolled to victories over Pender, Heide Trask and Wallace-Rose Hill last week to remain unbeaten at 15-0 and retained their No. 1 ranking in the NC Preps.com Class 2-A State rankings. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles claimed 8 of 11 first-place votes. No. 2 […]

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Elizabethtown Primary Treats Moms   On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 Elizabethtown Primary School hosted our annual Muffins for Moms Breakfast and it was a huge success. Juice and a choice of blueberry or cinnamon crunch massive muffins were offered to all Moms. ETP served over 100 moms! The front hall held lines of Moms and […]

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“A Night to Celebrate” planned for cancer survivors The 2015 Relay for Life team will host “A Night to Celebrate” for survivors of cancer on Thursday, February 26 at the Clarkton Entertainment Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. All Team Captains and Committee Members are urged to bring finger food and all survivors are invited.  If you are […]

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136th Highway Patrol Graduation to be held Friday The North Carolina State Highway Patrol 138th Basic Patrol School Graduation will be held Friday, January 16th at 10 a.m. at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. The graduation marks the end of 29 weeks or extensive academic and physical training. There are no Bladen County residents in […]

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REGIONAL NC TEACHERS OF THE YEAR NAMED; STATE WINNER TO BE NAMED IN APRIL Nine teachers have been selected to represent their regions and charter schools as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year and will now compete for the title of 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The winner will […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

  Highest Temperature – 76 degrees – 2013 Lowest Temperature – 15 degrees  – 1964 Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 1.72 inches  1999 Greatest One-Day Snowfall  0.5 inches1931 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 38 degrees.   Share:

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This Day In History

1762—Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC. 1777—People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England. 1780—American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals. 1831—1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr. & Mrs. Person, Charleston, SC. 1844—University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana. 1861—Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis. 1863—1st US newspaper printed on wood pulp paper, […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today Areas of drizzle before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Tonight Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Anyone think you prefer August heat over January cold?  mmmm still think I prefer January…Really enjoy the spring and fall season…. Do you remember when you could travel by rail in Bladen County?  Catch the train in Clarkton or Bladenboro and travel east or west… I barely remember… Thought about that recently while in the […]

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Cleveland Browns’ Desmond Bryant ends 2014 with praise and honors A few weeks ago, Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil called Desmond Bryant the unit’s most improved player for the 2014 football season. The East Bladen High School grad has overcome plenty over the past 15 months to earn the distinction, including a heart procedure and wrist […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Posts 16 Points & 8 Rebounds for Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason pumped in 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, but his Campbell Camels dropped a tough 70-67 decision Monday night to Big South Conference leader Coastal Carolina at Buies Creek. Mason also dished out 4 assists for the Camels […]

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Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Girls 28, Tar Heel 10 Jatyra Moore-Peterson fired in 13 points to lead Elizabethtown’s Lady Cougars to a 28-10 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory Tuesday at Tar Heel. Moore-Peterson tossed in 7 points in the first quarter, and teammate Natalie Gainey threw in 4 of her 6 points in the […]

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Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Boys 44, Tar Heel 9 Elizabethtown closed out the first half with an 11-1 spurt, then pulled away for a 44-9 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Tar Heel Tuesday night. Joshua McKoy started the game with a rebound basket, and Keshaun Davis stole the ball and pitched ahead to […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Girls 26, Bladenboro 10 By  Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Erica McKoy led her Clarkton School of Discovery Lady Blue Devils to a 26-10 win over Bladenboro Middle School Tuesday afternoon in the conference opener.  McKoy had 16 of CSD’s 26 points. With […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Boys 48, Bladenboro 33 By  Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Adonis Avery was on fire Tuesday afternoon when he scored 29 points to lead the Clarkton School of Discovery Blue Devils to a 48-33 win over Bladenboro Middle School.  It was the first […]

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3 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency 1. You’re exhausted The most common symptom of iron deficiency, it’s also possibly the most difficult one to detect. “Women are so used to having frenetic lives and feeling tired,” says Nancy Berliner, MD, deputy editor of Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. “They often […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division will begin an extensive survey in Brunswick and New Hanover counties Feb. 1 for the sweet potato weevil, the most significant sweet potato pest in the world. “The survey is being conducted to gain a better understanding of the weevil and its […]

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Board of Education Addresses Cyber Bullying The Board of Education met Monday night for their monthly session where its members were all recognized and presented a plaque and gifts from the various schools for Board Member Appreciation Month. Three schools were given attendance banners for the month of December. East Arcadia School won in both […]

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Bladenboro board opts to delay McLean Park field lighting The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to delay installing lights on the field at Clarence McLean Park as part of a request for a change in scope of its Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant. The request, which was recommended by Town Administrator Melanie […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) announces new staff hires for his district office. Dwight Williams will serve as the Congressman’s District Director.  Mr. Williams spent the past 27 years working with the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and the American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc.  During his time with the Farm […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) — By donating on line 27 of their N.C. state income tax form, North Carolinians can ensure the health and future of wildlife and their habitats for future generations to enjoy. Donations on line 27 support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission uses to […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago Lynn Davis of Bladenboro and Penny Odom of Dublin were listed in “Who’s Who In American Colleges”. East Bladen High School’s Bill Jessup was invited to play in the North Carolina East/West All Star Football Game. The town of Dublin was buying a park from Bladen Sports, Incorporation. The Elizabethtown […]

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Highest Temperature – 77 degrees 2005 Lowest Temperature – 13 degrees  1962 Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 1.64 inches 1958 Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 11.0 inches 1912 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 58 degrees (1:00 a.m.)   Share:

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This Day In History

1639—1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow. 1699—Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches.” 1784—US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris. 1794—Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife. 1813—Gideon Hawley […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today – A chance of rain or drizzle, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 45. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight – Cloudy, with a […]

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Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting – January 13, 2015 Joy Warren The White Lake Commissioners met Tuesday evening in regular session. In administrative matters, the Board approved Utility Releases ($424.31), Tax Releases ($1547.92), Refunds ($204.49); approved Southern Software Agreement for the Town’s financial accounting package; unsealed Closed session minutes as presented; […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The threat of bad weather causes many to change their schedule…..Even if the bad weather is forecast for a short period of time…gotta have milk and bread…. Many years ago, before the Internet and the many new means of communications, I was the early morning DJ at WBLA radio station and Mr. Billy Haire was […]

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Getting Covered is Good for Families in Rural North Carolina Sign Up by January 15 for Health Insurance Coverage that Starts February 1! By Bob Etheridge Living in a rural community shouldn’t have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to. The Affordable […]

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Lisa Byrd

New Hospital CEO Addresses Chamber The new Cape Fear Valley / Bladen County Hospital CEO, Lisa Bryd introduced Donda Evans, the new hospital COO, to the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce luncheon crowd on Tuesday and addressed what has happened this past year and more things to expect in the future with the hospital. Bryd […]

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a mobile homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The N.C. Rate Bureau is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing mobile homeowners insurance in the state. Two forms of mobile home […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, which recognizes individuals who provide leadership in the conservation of wildlife diversity in North Carolina. The Wildlife Commission will accept nominations through Feb. 10. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Prepare for a few days and nights of cool temps and rain…could last through Thursday night….Fret not…Sunny skies is in the Friday forecast. We are approaching 2 million “hits” in January 2015 and according to Webalizer, a service that tracks our readers and much more…99.55% of our readers are individuals, a small percentage is listed as […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Tonight – Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog between 8pm and 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tuesday – A chance of […]

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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 a White Lake on a 44-degree New Year’s Day, it was the thermometer that took a plunge. Temperatures dropped to the mid-teens overnight Wednesday and Thursday, and wind chills during […]

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This Day In History

1773—1st US public museum established (Charleston, SC) 1812—1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez. 1863—President Davis delivers his “State of Confederacy” address. 1865—Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC 1900—Freeland Colony founded in US. 1915—House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote. 1920—Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues […]

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The Bladen County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the renovated Dublin Boy Scout Hut. Walter Bullard will provide a tour of the facility, which has been restored after several years of inactivity. A business meeting will follow. For information, call Seth Lewis at 910-770-3132. Share:

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature 74 degrees 2014 Lowest Temperature 12 degrees 1982 Greatest One-Day Precipitation 1.37 inches 1994 Greatest One-Day Snowfall 1.0 inches Yesterday’s High Temperature was 58 degrees. Share:

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

The following arrests were filed by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department from Monday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 4. The people listed have not been convicted of the charges and are presumed innocent. Failure to appear charges are not listed. Monday, Dec. 29 Badr Rashada Colvin, 31: Habitual felon (felony) Ronnie Wade Anderson, 28: Assault […]

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The Fayetteville Observer is reporting that Chris Mumma, Joseph Sledge’s attorney, says Sledge could be freed for a 1978 double murder that occurred in Bladen County. He was convicted of the 1976 murder of Joseph Davis and her daughter Aileen who lived near Elizabethtown. According to the article, Mumma is quoted as saying Bladen County District Attorney Jon David is […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released to the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3, the  Keystone XL Pipeline Act by a vote of 266 to 153. “I applaud the House for approving the construction of the Keystone Pipeline with sweeping bipartisan support. This is a common sense bill that will create […]

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North Carolina Department of Transportation

RALEIGH —The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informal public meeting about the proposed safety improvement project that calls for construction of an overpass on Old U.S. 74 at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Old U.S. 74. Due to traffic crashes that have occurred in the recent past, NCDOT saw the need to build an overpass to make the […]

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–by Jack McDuffie Bladen Community College has released its honors lists for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the President’s List, a student must be considered full-time and have maintained a grade point average of 4.0. To qualify for inclusion on the Dean’s List, a student must be considered full-time and have […]

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Bladen County

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 one commissioner from each district and one at large commissioner to the initial committee. Arthur Bullock was named from District 1, Peterson is the District 2 representative, Russell Priest from […]

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Saturday’s RA/GA Results Clarkton Pioneers 57, Bethel 25 C’ton (57) – Pierce Melvin 12, Jacob Priest 5, Joshua Pope 6, Joshua Wyatt 8, Sincere Smith 15, Adonis Avery 7, Tyrese McElveen 4. Bladenboro G.A.’s 20, Grace 20, 2 Overtimes Lennon’s Cross Roads High School Boys 49, Bladenboro 35 Galeed Lads 12, Western Prong 10 Western […]

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Four County Boys Basketball Standings   Boys   Conference All Games   W L W L Midway 4 1 12 2 Heide Trask 3 1 8 5 Wallace-Rose Hill 2 1 4 2 Clinton 3 2 9 4 Pender 2 2 6 6 East Bladen 2 3 6 7 West Bladen 1 3 10 3 […]

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