03/23/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:17 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:06 am JV Baseball South Columbus 15, West Bladen 5
  • 8:04 am Softball South Columbus 15, West Bladen 0
  • 8:02 am Softball South Robeson 15, East Bladen 5
  • 8:01 am Baseball South Columbus 16, West Bladen 9
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Jazmine Kemp

Elizabethtown native Jazmine Kemp poured in 21 points Saturday, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady Braves fell victim to a 12-2 Armstrong State second-half spurt that produced a 72-60 Peach Belt Conference victory in Savannah, GA. Kemp connected on 10 of 16 shots from the field, grabbed 8 rebounds, blocked 2 shots, dished out 2 assists and […]

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This Day In History

1813—1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass. 1821—College of Apothecaries organized in Philadelphia: 1st US pharmacy college.   1822—Boston is incorporated as a city.   1870—Mississippi is readmitted to US.   1883—Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law.   1886—Aluminum manufacturing process developed.   1896—Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The break from typical February temps was nice…but hold on…..there’s more to come…. Congratulations to Darrell Melvin who is retiring after 20 years of teaching and coaching, at Clarkton School of Discovery (CSD)….   Speaking of coaching….Ann Hancock is enjoying another good season at Wingate University… The former East Bladen grad has led the ladies basketball […]

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Dean Richard Linton

The FFA of Harrells Christian Academy welcomed 270 guests to a special fundraising breakfast held on Friday, February 13, at Kyle’s Farm in Harrells. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the HCA chapter’s expansion of plant science education. People from all over southeastern North Carolina who have a vested interest in […]

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Clarkton Fire Dept. Lt. Brian Sult

Brian Sult became interested in firefighting while attending West Bladen High School. Nine years later, the 25-year-old wants to make it a career. For now, he’s a lieutenant in the 28-member Clarkton Volunteer Fire Department. He was honored as the department’s 2014 Firefighter of the Year. Sult joined the Tar Heel Volunteer Fire Department as […]

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Chris Ellis

It may rank as a property owner’s least favorite word: revaluation. It’s a time when governments check and adjust the fair market value of every parcel within their jurisdictions. It’s required by state law to be done at least every eight years. Bladen County’s last valuation was done in 2007, so it was time for […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

What a difference a day makes….just 24 little hours….weather-wise seemed like we went from one season to another….Weather man calling for warmer weather today and a promise of more winter for much of next week. All 4 of our high school varsity basketball teams will advance in statewide competition…If it feels like we missed one […]

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This Day In History

1775—1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents. 1784—1st US ship to trade with China, “Empress of China,” sails from NY.   1821—Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million.   1854—1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)   1860—Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time.   […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Class 2-A East when the Girls brackets for the NCHSAA Play-offs were finally released Saturday. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles (24-0) will host No. 32 seed Eastern Randolph (10-12) Tuesday night. “Happy with the number one seed!” said Coach Evers. “Our […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s Lady Knights (12-12) received the No. 19 seed in the East when the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs were released Saturday and will travel to the far northeastern corner of the state to play No. 14 seed Currituck (14-7). The distance from West Bladen to Currituck County High in Barco is 264 miles. “Coach […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will travel to Four County Conference champion West Bladen Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles (10-13) made the play-offs as a Wild Card team and are seeded No. 29 in the Class 2-A East. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 20-4 and are […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

The West Bladen Knights (19-3) will host their cross county rival East Bladen Eagles (10-12) in the first round of the NCHSAA boys playoffs.   The playoffs begin Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m., however game time may changed by mutual agreement.   The Knights have defeated the Eagles twice in regular season play.   […]

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Family

1. Go fly a kite Take the kids outdoors and fly a kite. If you are really adventurous, make one of your own. Fly it at the park, in the schoolyard or at a nearby field. Kite flying on a sunny day is a ton of fun and a terrific way to get your vitamin […]

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Basketball

The 12th seeded Harrell’s varsity boys basketball team played tough defense against Freedom Christian Friday and outscored them 62-51 to advance in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2-A basketball playoffs. HCA had good outside shooting from C.J. Kirchoff and inside help from 6-8 Quante McKinzie to pull off the upset and advance in the tournament. […]

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Basketball

Bladen Recreation 9-12 Girls Basketball Standings  W      L San Jose                                                                              4       0 Men and Women United                                                 2       3 Optimist Club                                                           […]

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Basketball

Bladen Recreation 9-12 Boys Basketball Standings      W      L Lu Mil Vineyard                                                                     7       0 Giorgio’s                                                                                  5   […]

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Basketball

Bladen Five Boys Basketball Standings      W      L Clarkton Sch. of Discovery                             8      0 Elizabethtown                                                   5      3 Bladenboro                                                        4      4 Tar Heel                                                             3      5 East Arcadia                                                      0      8 Thursday’s Results Elizabethtown 46, Bladenboro 31 Clarkton Sch. of Discovery 50, East Arcadia 20 Share:

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Basketball

Bladen Five Girls Basketball Standings     W      L Elizabethtown                                                  5       1 Clarkton Sch. of Discovery                            5       1 Bladenboro                                                       2      4 Tar Heel                                                            0      6 Thursday’s Result Elizabethtown 32, Bladenboro 28, overtime Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

We are looking for temps to rise above 30 degrees today…in fact, our high today should be near 52 and in the low 60’s Sunday…..February weather has been a “challenge.” For the school system, much lost time …3 days with 2 hour delays and a day off due to snow…The snow date must be ‘made […]

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Green Tea The Benefit: Helps reduce risk of osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and cavities. Green tea contains a rich concentration of flavonoids and polyphenols, natural antioxidants that may protect cells from carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and inhibit tumor growth by helping to neutralize free radicals in the body. The tea’s antioxidants may also guard against heart […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners receive a financial update monthly.  Lisa Coleman, Finance Officer, reported 89.02% of ad valorem property taxes have been collected as of January 31, 2015, 7 months into the fiscal year. In total dollars that is $17,412,153, up nearly $300,000 compared with the same date a year ago.  The other large source of revenues is sales tax and […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners receive a financial update monthly.  Lisa Coleman, Finance Officer, reported 89.02% of ad valorem property taxes have been collected as of January 31, 2015, 7 months into the fiscal year. In total dollars that is $17,412,153, up nearly $300,000 compared with the same date a year ago.  The other large source of revenues is sales tax and […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners receive a financial update monthly.  Lisa Coleman, Finance Officer, reported 89.02% of ad valorem property taxes have been collected as of January 31, 2015, 7 months into the fiscal year. In total dollars that is $17,412,153, up nearly $300,000 compared with the same date a year ago.  The other large source of revenues is sales tax and […]

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This Day In History

1792—US Congress passes Presidential Succession Act. 1842—1st known sewing machine patented in US, John Greenough, Washington, DC. 1853—US authorizes minting of $3 gold pieces. 1858—Edwin T. Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm.(Boston, Mass.) 1864—1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore. 1874—Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication. 1878—World’s 1st telephone directory issued, 50 subscribers (New […]

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Muffin

PB&J Muffins 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ¾ cup apple juice concentrate ½ cup reduced-fat peanut butter ¼ cup fat-free milk 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup strawberry spreadable fruit In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain February is American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to scientific matters of the heart. Cardiovascular diseases, those diseases of the circulatory system, are still America’s number one killer. According to estimates, over 52 million Americans have the disease. Based on mortality rate data, more than 2200 Americans die […]

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By: Bladen Builders Supply ‘Bo Knows’ Read the directions and instructions that come with your power tools before you use them. All tools have rules and precautions for use. Learn these by heart and you’ll always be off to a safe start. Safety Goggles or safety glasses should be used with shields at all times. […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

A survey to gauge public opinion about the upcoming budget is now underway. Several surveys have been turned in, but many more are needed. The Bladen County Commissioners have taken the time to reach out to the citizens, and hope to receive feedback. ““This is an outreach to involve our citizens. We are encouraging people […]

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Basketball

Jatyra Moore-Peterson poured in 14 of her game-high 22 points in the final quarter and overtime as Elizabethtown rallied for a 32-28 Bladen Five Middle School Conference Homecoming victory over Bladenboro Thursday. Elizabethtown improved to 5-1 with the victory, and Coach Eric Hines’ Lady Cougars tied Clarkton School of Discovery for the Bladen Five Regular-Season […]

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Homecoming Court 2015 5th Grade:  Alexus Mitchell and Kory Smith                  Kelis Johnson and Raymond Autry   6th Grade:  Anette Munoz Ventura and Darius Autry                  Kenia Medina Leal and Chance Hester   7th Grade:  Vanessa Miranda-Ventura and Joshua McKoy   […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON  —U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge today reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres is Feb. 27, […]

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Basketball

Anthony Wooten and Josh McKoy combined for 24 points to lead Elizabethtown to a 46-31 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Bladenboro in Elizabethtown’s Homecoming Game Thursday night. Wooten pumped in 13 points to lead the Cougar scoring, and Josh McKoy tossed in 11. Teammate Majuan McKoy fired in 9 points for the winners, […]

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Bladenboro

NC Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced Thursday that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grants or loans totaling more than $5 million with the commitment of 491 new jobs.   Among the grants/loans was $250,000 to support a new Bladenboro industry. The money will […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Many of us have Sports Heroes….I know I do….   Ricky Benton & Mike Hester, William McGirt, Ann Hancock, Desmond Bryant, Russell Wilson, and all the local athletes who have moved on to the next level, some with much success….others still reaching for the stars….are all on my list of sports heroes.   Benton, from Cerro […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

If you have been praying for very cold weather….your prayers have been answered…. New record low as of 5 a.m.….a bone chilling 13 degrees…our previous low was 19…High today is not expected to reach the freezing mark…actually in the 28 degree range, about the same as yesterday…   Hang on, better days are just ahead…High Saturday […]

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This Day In History

1768—1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)   1792—US postal service created, postage 6 cents – 12 cents depending on distance.   1809—US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state.   1839—Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia.   1872—Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin.   1872—Luther Crowell patents a […]

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Bladen County Sports

Friday, February 20 No School or Recreation Sporting Events Scheduled Share:

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Clarkton native D. J. Mason pumped in 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds Wednesday night, but his Campbell University Camels lost 81-57 to Coastal Carolina in Conway, SC. Mason connected on 4 of his 7 shots from the field and nailed both of his 3-point attempts. The 6-6 junior also dished out 3 assists. The […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery Boys 50, East Arcadia 20 Statisticians:  Garrett Melvin and Jackson Bostic Adonis Avery tossed in 11 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 50-20 Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys’ basketball victory over host East Arcadia Middle School Thursday. Clarkton spurted to a lead with two baskets each by […]

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Bladen County Sports

At Tar Heel Middle Monday’s Games 4 p.m. No. 2 Clarkton School of Discovery Girls vs. No. 3 Bladenboro 5:15 No. 4 Tar Heel Boys vs. No. 5 East Arcadia 6:30 No. 1 Elizabethtown Girls vs. No. 4 Tar Heel Tuesday’s Games 4 p.m. No. 2 Elizabethtown Boys vs. No. 3 Bladenboro 5:15  No. 1 […]

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Basketball

Keyshawn Lewis and Kerron Washington combined for 43 points to lead Bladenboro to a 60-39 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at East Arcadia Wednesday. Lewis poured in 24 points to lead the Bulldog scoring. Washington fired in 19 for the winners who raced to a 14-4 first quarter lead then rode a 21-13 second […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery’s Junior Beta Attend State Convention Sixty-two Clarkton School of Discovery’s Junior Beta Club attended the North Carolina Junior Beta Convention February 9th -10th, in Greensboro. This year’s theme was “Betas, Rockin’ the Country.”  During the convention, members participated in various academic and artistic competitions. Autumn Paige Brisson, a 7th grade student […]

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Lennon Lacy Bio Pic

The Winston Salem Journal is reporting the FBI is now reviewing the the death of 17 year old Lennon Lacy, a black teenager found in a trailer park in Bladenboro hanging from a swing set. A 911 caller reported the West Bladen student’s body was spotted hanging on Friday morning, August 29, 2014.  His feet suspended […]

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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com

By: Robert G Hester EastPointe presents a new topic each month for area residents.  This month the topic is ‘Self-Injurious Behavior in Children and Adolescents’ and the presenter will be Rikki Bullard, MS, LPC, of EastPointe System of Care.  The date is Wednesday, February 25 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Bladen County Cooperative […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

In all my years I think I could count on my fingers and toes the number of days when high temps for this area have failed to reach 30 degrees….Today, the weather forecast is for high near 26 and northwest winds around 18 mph with gusts as high as 29 and that makes our chill factor […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert Hester   1803—Congress accepts Ohio’s constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953.   1807—VP Aaron burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later acquitted.   1831—1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Pennsylvania.   1846—Texas state government formally installed in Austin.   1852—The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in […]

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Star Communications

Star Telephone Membership Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver Old Red wasn’t happy. He’s a cranky old galoot, as befits a rescue horse who’s been bounced from pillar to post over the last decade or so. He doesn’t gladly tolerate fools. A quarterhorse-and-something gelding, Red has been there, done that, and doesn’t want the t-shirt – much less a blanket, despite the […]

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The Clarkton School of Discovery Boys Basketball Team presented Coach Darrel Melvin with a basketball signed by all the team members in honor of his final home game as a coach. Coach Melvin is retiring, and the following words were spoken during the presentation. Coach Darrel Melvin, Thank you for your over 20 years of […]

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Bladen County Sports

Middle School Basketball 4 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery at East Arcadia    (Boys Game Only) 4 p.m. Bladenboro at Elizabethtown   (Girls Game First, then Boys Game) Bladen Recreation Basketball At King Street Gym 9-12 Boys League 6 p.m. Clarkton Drug vs. Giorgio’s 6:45  Lu Mil Vineyard vs. Optimist Club Share:

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Statisticians:  Garrett Melvin and Jackson Bostic Adonis Avery tossed in 13 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 45-28 Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys’ basketball victory over visiting Tar Heel Middle School Wednesday night. Clarkton used a pressing defense to grab a quick lead on inside baskets from Drew Harris and Seven […]

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Basketball

The Clarkton School of Discovery Girls clinched at least a tie for the Bladen Five Middle School Conference regular season championshipWednesday with a 40-4 victory over Tar Heel. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils finish regular season play with a 5-1 record. Elizabethtown can tie the Lady Blue Devils for the title if the Lady […]

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There are now reports of snow coming down in Ammon, Clarkton, Dublin, Elizabethtown, White Lake and White Oak. Stay safe and warm. Need to report a power outage? Four County customers call: 888-368-7289. Duke Energy customers call: 800-769-3766. Thank you to all our contributed photos from our Fans and Followers! Wanda Willoughby Smith on Facebook Wayne […]

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Congressman David Rouzer was in Bladen County Wednesday and met with members of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners and others including Sheriff Jim McVicker, Elizabethtown City Manager Eddie Madden and members of the general public. Rouzer was accompanied by Billy Barker who is one of his local representatives. He also announced that Dwight Williams of […]

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Hot Cocoa

Ingredients   Original recipe makes 4 servings   1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  3/4 cup white sugar  1 pinch salt  1/3 cup boiling water  3 1/2 cups milk  3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract  1/2 cup half-and-half cream   Directions    Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. […]

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The new moon comes on February 18, 2015, and then reaches perigee less than one-third day later. It’s the closest new moon of the year, which qualifies it as a new moon supermoon. It’s also a seasonal Black Moon; that is, the third of four new moons in the current season (December solstice to March equinox). […]

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Kawanis

Honored for her loyalty, unselfishness, and outstanding service, Dr. Lisa Bryan was presented with the Kiwanis Member of the Year Award. Dr. Bryan has been a dedicated member assisting the club with their website, Facebook page and recruiting more members along with many other acts of service. Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to the children of […]

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Bladen County was expected to be on the outer edge of Monday night’s winter storm. At first light Tuesday morning, it was apparent that the storm’s edge had cut a damaging swath through much of the county. Power outages, toppled trees and freezing temperatures made for miserable conditions. More than 8,000 customers of Duke Energy […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We are in the middle of winter with lots of evidence and more on the way… Bladen County schools will open 2 hours later than normal today for students, teachers and staff.   Bladen Community College is operating on a similar schedule for students, teachers and staff.  Classes begin at 10 a.m.   The weather […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert Hester 1804—1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, chartered. 1861—Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War) 1865—Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft. Anderson, NC. 1885—Mark Twain publishes the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” 1901—H.Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner. 1908—1st US postage stamp in rolls issued. […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert Hester 1804—1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, chartered. 1861—Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War) 1865—Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft. Anderson, NC. 1885—Mark Twain publishes the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” 1901—H.Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner. 1908—1st US postage stamp in rolls issued. […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert Hester 1804—1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, chartered. 1861—Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War) 1865—Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft. Anderson, NC. 1885—Mark Twain publishes the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” 1901—H.Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner. 1908—1st US postage stamp in rolls issued. […]

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Four County Electric Contributes Photos Thank you to Four County Electric for contributing photos to BladenOnline on Facebook!  Also, thank you for all your work to keeping our electricity on during this winter storm.  Stay safe. If you would like to contribute photos you may do so by tagging us on Facebook or posting to […]

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Ashlee Rheanna Kinlaw / Nursing / Freshman, Bladenboro William Reginald Shipman / Construction Management / Senior, Clarkton Hayley Elizabeth Horton / Elementary Education / Sophomore, Elizabethtown Read more at appstate.edu. Share:

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Undergraduate: Baxter, Seth Bryan  Elizabethtown  Bladen  BS  Environmental Sciences  Murphy, Joseph Troy  Elizabethtown  Bladen  BS  Oceanography  Taylor, Mary Ann  White Lake  Bladen  BA  Elementary Education Graduate: Johnson, Ernestine   Bladenboro  Bladen  MSN  Nursing  Read more at uncw.edu. Share:

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2014 Fall Dean’s List –  Tanner Joshua Baxley – ELIZABETHTOWN Perfect 4.0 average Dylan Bryan – BLADENBORO Alexis Ruth Frady – ELIZABETHTOWN Jennifer Leigh Iwerks – WHITE LAKE Perfect 4.0 average Carey T Lennon – BLADENBORO David Patrick Majeski – COUNCIL Hayley Christine Milczakowski – ELIZABETHTOWN Shane A Stewart – ELIZABETHTOWN Perfect 4.0 average Matthew […]

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The Bladen County Soccer Association is currently holding registration for its’ upcoming Indoor Soccer Academy. All Bladen area students, ages 6–13 years-old, are eligible to complete an application for the Indoor Soccer Academy. Players will be grouped in divisions according to Age, Size, and Ability Level. Teams will be assigned their own coach by the […]

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Fall 2014 Dean’s List In-State Fall 2014 Zane Singletary Bladenboro Kaylyn Thompson Clarkton Summer Cain Elizabethtown   President’s List In-State Fall 2014 Ashley Smith Bladenboro Morgan Massengill White Lake Campbell White White Lake Read this information and more at Campbell.edu. Share:

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Soccer

Try-outs for a Bladen County 18-and-Under travel soccer team will be held Saturday and Sunday at East Bladen High’s Soccer Field. The try-outs will be held from 1:30 until 3:30 both days. For more information contact Coach Jay Raynor at 876-0003. Share:

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles remained atop NC Preps.com’s Class 2-A State Women’s Basketball poll. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles raised their unbeaten record to 24-0 as they completed an undefeated regular season Thursday night. East Bladen garnered all but one of the first place votes in the poll. Other unbeaten teams in the 2-A poll  […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The East Bladen High School Lady Cougars were scheduled to play for the 3A Basketball State Championship. Former county commissioner and Bladen civic leader F.L. Tatum of White Oak passed away. Efforts to develop a central airport for Bladen County were planned by Bladen’s civic leaders. A public hearing was planned on a proposed pubic […]

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Baseball

The  Bladen County Recreation Department is now accepting registration for their BlastBall, Girls Softball and Dixie Boys Baseball programs. BlastBall is a coed program for ages 3-5 years-old. The registration fee is $25. Blastball registration will continue through March 13th. The Girls Softball is for ages 5-16 years-old. The registration fee is $30. The Dixie […]

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Bryon-Scott

Bladen County’s finances have all been accounted for and the staff has been cooperative according to Byron Scott of the Thompson, Price, Scott and Adams CPA firm. Scott pointed out that the new way of collecting vehicle taxes provided a one time spike in the county revenues.  A new law provides that all vehicle taxes […]

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Not once, but twice, residents in the area of White Lake Drive were left without power during Monday’s freezing rain that began creeping its way across Bladen County shortly before 9 p.m. Elsewhere, an area near downtown Elizabethtown lost power about midnight. From Tobemory to East Arcadia, Clarkton to White Lake, Bladenboro to White Oak, […]

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Basketball

Open Door #2 69, Open Door #1 High School Boys 46 OD#2 (69) – Will Lambeth 25, Mac Barnes 7, Derwood Clark 7, Foster Brooks 6, Nikita Owens 6, Chris Cromartie 6, William Heath 5, Jeremy Hunt 5, Jaquel Cromartie 2 OD#1 (46) – Miguel Coger 22, Da’Quan Smith 7, Raekwon Abbey 6, Aaron LaForte […]

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Bladen County Sports

Middle School Basketball 4 p.m. Tar Heel at Clarkton School of Discovery             (Girls First), then Boys Game) 4 p.m. East Arcadia at Bladenboro              (Boys Game Only) Bladen Recreation Basketball At King Street Gym 9-12 Boys League 6 p.m. Clarkton Drug vs. LuMil Vineyard […]

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It took about three months and nearly $30,000, but the Lyon Landing Road pumping station is operating again, Public Works Director Jonathan Ward told the Dublin Board of Commissioners on Monday night at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Town Hall. “Lyon Landing is back up and everything has been cruising along pretty well,” Ward […]

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Bladen County

By: Robert Hester   Bladen County’s total value dropped $9 million in the just completed re-evaluation, according to Chris Ellis, Tax Administrator. The total value of real property dropped from 2 billion, 18 million to 2 billion, 9 million, down about $9 million.  That number could change as the process continues.   Ellis promised to return with […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert Hester 1621—Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony.   1691—Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service.   1801—US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr.   1817—1st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)   1865—Columbia, SC burns down during Civil […]

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1. Stomp, Stay and Steer It’s easy to use antilock brakes properly: Stomp, stay and steer. Stomp on the pedal as if you were trying to snap it off. Stay hard on the pedal.  2. Winter Tire Requirements To have adequate snow traction, a tire — even a winter tire — requires at least 6/32-inch deep […]

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HARRELLS, N.C.- Mike Brill addressed the Harrells Christian Academy upper school student body on Monday morning, February 16. Brill expressed his excitement for the opportunity to be back on the sidelines. Brill, who has been in coaching for 32 years, expressed that he would have never imagined that he would be at HCA but cannot wait to carry […]

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Main roads have been brined and officials from various Bladen County agencies have met in preparation for the possibility of freezing rain through Tuesday afternoon. Now, it’s time to sit and wait to see if the winter storm that’s expected to affect much of North Carolina has much impact in Bladen County. Bladen County Emergency […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

WEST BLADEN HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES QUARTER 2 (2nd nine weeks) HONOR ROLL KNIGHTS. Criteria for each classification: Superintendent’s List – No grade below 96 “A” Honor Roll – No grade below 93 “A/B” Honor Roll – No grade below 85 Principal’s List – Improvement in grades in all core classes (Math, Science, English, and Social […]

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Deadline for applications is March 27, 2015 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting proposals from nonprofits and government agencies for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. It is managed by the department and funded by the […]

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Shemaiah Leak and Jaheim Lesane combined for 26 points to lead Tar Heel to a 47-43 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Bladenboro Thursday night at Tar Heel. Leak drained a pair of 3-point shots and led the Panther scoring with 14 points. Lesane also nailed a pair of 3-point shots and finished with […]

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Basketball

Shemaiah Leak and Jaheim Lesane combined for 26 points to lead Tar Heel to a 47-43 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over Bladenboro Thursday night at Tar Heel. Leak drained a pair of 3-point shots and led the Panther scoring with 14 points. Lesane also nailed a pair of 3-point shots and finished with […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We are facing some serious weather possibilities between now and near noon Tuesday….Plan for the worse and hope for the best… The National Weather Service has several locations in Bladen County where there are weather stations….Low Sunday morning was 21.  High Sunday was 33 and temps early Monday were in the mid 20’s and expected to drop […]

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This Day In History

1838—Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions.   1852—Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automotive manufacturer, is established.   1878—Silver dollar became US legal tender.   1883—“Ladies Home Journal” begins publishing.   1909—1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)   1914—1st airplane flight from LA to SF.   […]

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Hakeem Brown

It’s true that part of being a law enforcement officer is making arrests, investigating criminal activity, and dealing with people who don’t want to be dealt with. But, says Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Hakeem Brown, one of the most important roles for officers is to help people before trouble begins. “We get into law […]

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Although Bladen County was not under any winter storm advisories as of 6 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix beginning Monday afternoon. Ice is expected to more of a problem than snow in Bladen County, based on current forecasts. Monday’s forecast calls for a slight chance of rain and snow […]

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Harrells Christian Academy Varsity Boys defeated Fayetteville Christian School 77-38 in a Saturday game to capture the CRC Conference Tournament Title. The Crusaders led 27-8 after the first quarter and held a 51-18 lead at halftime. C.J. Kirchoff scored 24 points and pulled down 5 rebounds to lead HCA.  Quate McKinzie added 16 points and […]

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Girls Conference All Games      W     L     W     L East Bladen                                           14      0      24     0 Clinton                                                   12      21       6     6 West Bladen                                           8       6       12    12 Midway                                                   7       7        11     13 Heide Trask                                           7       7         11     13 Wallace-Rose Hill                                6       8          7     14 Pender                                                    2       12     […]

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This Day In History

Brrrrr cold today….Our previous low was 24…..at 7:15 a.m. the National Weather Service reported 21 degrees at the Curtis Brown airport in Elizabethtown…and our high for the day is expected to be around 32 degrees…plus or minus one or two degrees with northwest winds 14 to 22 mph and gusts as high as 34 …The […]

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East Bladen Coach Patty Evers’ 400th coaching victory was overshadowed Thursday night by what that win meant for her Lady Eagle basketball team. East Bladen’s 57-20 victory over West Bladen completed an undefeated regular season for the Lady Eagles – only the second time during Coach Evers’ career that an East Bladen girls team has […]

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This Day In History

1764—St.Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Lique. 1768—1st mustard manufactured in American advertised, Philadelphia. 1799—1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania. 1842—1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company) NYC. 1862—Grant’s major assault on Ft. Donelson, Tennessee. 1879—Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Court. 1903—1st Teddy Bear introduced […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in their meeting room in the Courthouse. Lisa Coleman will make a presentation related to the fiscal year 2013-2014 audit report and update the board on the current financial position of the county. Commissioners will be ask to review a couple of policies related to personnel, one […]

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Harrells Christian Academy boys and girls varsity teams won Friday night and will continue play today at Arendell Parrott Academy. HCA Varsity Boys 53, Fayetteville Academy 32 Quate McKinzie scored 20 points for the Harrells Crusaders Friday night in a 53-32 win over Fayetteville Academy. Donta Chavious added 10 and Spencer Cooke scored 9. HCA […]

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Sandra Cain

Sodium is a mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It is found in foods mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is another name for table salt. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium. Most Americans consume 10 – 15 times more sodium than they need. How Much Sodium Do […]

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