05/20/2019
  • 1:45 pm Library holiday hours in observance of Memorial Day
  • 1:31 pm Smithfield receives a Rising Steward Award
  • 1:15 pm Baldwin Branch Presents Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
  • 12:45 pm Nine N.C. Airports Receive Funds for Safety, Development Projects
  • 12:36 pm CresCom Bank Welcomes New Team Members
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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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Girls   Conference All Games   W L W L East Bladen 5 0 15 0 Clinton 4 1 8 5 West Bladen 3 1 6 7 Heide Trask 2 2 6 8 Midway 2 3 6 8 Wallace-Rose Hill 1 2 2 4 Union 0 4 2 7 Pender 0 4 0 10   Jan. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Clinton 70, West Bladen 48 Clinton’s relentless pressure defense keyed a 42-25 second half surge that carried the Dark Horses to a 70-48 Four County Conference jayvee boys victory at West Bladen Friday night. Kalvin Page tossed in 4 points, and sophomore John Bowen drilled a 3-point shot as the Knights grabbed a 13-8 first […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Clinton 45, West Bladen 26 Center Nae Chaestnutt dropped in 23 of her game-high 31 points in the second half to lead Clinton to a 45-26 Four County Conference jayvee girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday. Chestnutt made 11 of 18 free throws for the Lady Dark Horses who connected on 12 of 21 […]

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HCA varsity girls lead at halftime Thursday evening by a score of 15-8 over Cape Fear Academy and held on to win 47-46. Margaret Clark scored 23 points to pace the winners.  She also had 2 rebounds, had 5 steals, 4 assists and blocked 2 shots. Emily Benton scored 12 for the Crusaders, and captured […]

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Cape Fear Academy JV Boys 45, HCA 43 Cape Fear Academy JV boys outscored HCA 14 to 10 in he final quarter to win 45-43 Thursday night at Harrells. Gray Fussell drives to the basket Will Huff scored 18 points and captured 12 rebounds and Gray Fussell scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, had 6 assists […]

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Quate McKinzie

Harrells Christian Academy had 3 players scoring in double digits Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Cape Fear Academy 65-48. Quate McKinzie fights for position and posts up for the ball. Quate McKenzie scored 17 points, had 11 rebounds and blocked 2 shots to lead HCA to the win.  C.J. Kirchoff added 16 points, had 2 […]

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Cape Fear Academy JV girls jumped out to a 11-3 halftime lead and never trailed in a Thursday game at Harrells Christian Academy. Ashlynn Hardison jumps up to snatch the rebound. Tyler Evans lead the Crusaders scoring with 6 points.  Harley Crumpler scored 5 points  and Ashlynn Hardison scored 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Clinton 68, West Bladen 67 Jeremiah Pope made the game-winning free throw with no time left on the clock to lift Clinton to a 68-67 Four County Conference victory boys basketball victory at West Bladen Friday night. West senior Rahu Purdie sank the first of two free throws to pull the Knights to within 67-65 […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen 62, Wallace-Rose Hill 35 Junior Lacey Suggs poured in 25 points to lead undefeated East Bladen to a 62-35 Four County Conference girls basketball victory at Wallace-Rose Hill Friday night. Suggs drained a pair of 3-point shots and led the Lady Eagle defense with 7 steals. Junior teammate Christiana Cromartie tossed in 10 […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen 62, Wallace-Rose Hill 35 Junior Lacey Suggs poured in 25 points to lead undefeated East Bladen to a 62-35 Four County Conference girls basketball victory at Wallace-Rose Hill Friday night. Suggs drained a pair of 3-point shots and led the Lady Eagle defense with 7 steals. Junior teammate Christiana Cromartie tossed in 10 […]

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East Bladen High School

Wallace-Rose Hill 74, East Bladen 66, Overtime Johnnie Glasper scored all 20 of his points after halftime to lead Wallace-Rose Hill to a 74-66 Four County Conference boys’ basketball overtime victory over visiting East Bladen Friday night. The Eagles almost overcame a tremendous disparity at the foul-line. The Bulldogs made 28 of 51 free throws, […]

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East Bladen High School

Wallace-Rose Hill 74, East Bladen 66, Overtime Johnnie Glasper scored all 20 of his points after halftime to lead Wallace-Rose Hill to a 74-66 Four County Conference boys’ basketball overtime victory over visiting East Bladen Friday night. The Eagles almost overcame a tremendous disparity at the foul-line. The Bulldogs made 28 of 51 free throws, […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Clinton 46, West Bladen 33 Guard Kristen Glasper banked in a trio of lay-ups during a 15-5 closing run that carried Clinton to a 46-33 Four County Conference girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday night. Sophomore Laikyn Pait sank 2 free throws to begin the final quarter and bring the Lady Knights to within […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Clinton 46, West Bladen 33 Guard Kristen Glasper banked in a trio of lay-ups during a 15-5 closing run that carried Clinton to a 46-33 Four County Conference girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday night. Sophomore Laikyn Pait sank 2 free throws to begin the final quarter and bring the Lady Knights to within […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen JV Girls 30, Wallace-Rose Hill 0 Wallace Rose Hill JV Boys defeated East Bladen Clinton JV Girls 45, West Bladen 26 Clinton JV Boys 70, West Bladen 48 Game Stories will be posted later Saturday. Share:

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East Bladen High School

Two East Bladen Eagles – senior running back Farrell Murchison and sophomore defensive back Kyle Tatum – have been named to the NC Preps Class 2-A All-State Football Team. Murchison carried the ball 285 times for 2,491 yards and 38 total touchdowns as the Eagles posted a 10-3 record and reached the second round of […]

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Bladen 5 Conference2014-2015 Basketball SchedulesAll games start at 4:00 pm. Girls play first followed by Boys. Jan. 13 Bladenboro @ Clarkton Elizabethtown @ Tar Heel Jan 15 Clarkton @ Elizabethtown Tar Heel @ East Arcadia Jan 22 East Arcadia @ Elizabethtown Tar Heel @ Bladenboro Jan. 27 Bladenboro @ East Arcadia Clarkton @ Tar Heel […]

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Bladen 5 Conference2014-2015 Basketball SchedulesAll games start at 4:00 pm. Girls play first followed by Boys. Jan. 13 Bladenboro @ Clarkton Elizabethtown @ Tar Heel Jan 15 Clarkton @ Elizabethtown Tar Heel @ East Arcadia Jan 22 East Arcadia @ Elizabethtown Tar Heel @ Bladenboro Jan. 27 Bladenboro @ East Arcadia Clarkton @ Tar Heel […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen Basketball“Home of the Eagles”2014-2015 12/16 Midway 4:00 12/19 @ Clinton 4:00 12/22-23 Christmas Tournament Girls Home 7:30 1/5 @ Pender 4:00 1/7 Trask 4:00 1/9 @ Wallace 4:00 1/16 Union 4:00 1/19 Varsity Boys MLK @ Union TBA 1/21 West Bladen 4:00 1/23 @ Midway 4:00 1/27 Clinton 4:00 1/30 Pender 4:00 2/3 […]

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1. Add Weather Stripping To Your Doors If you can slip a sheet of paper under your door frame or between the frame and the door itself, then the gap is too wide and you are losing precious warm air to the outside elements. You are essentially trying to heat the whole neighborhood like our […]

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Sandra Cain

Serve and Store Soups Safely Make a large batch of soup and enjoy some for another meal. Many soups, with the possible exception of seafood soups, may taste even better the next day! For best safety and quality, plan to eat refrigerated soup within 2 to 3 days or freeze it. To avoid the growth […]

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National Save the Eagles Day

Save the Eagles Day is commemorated on the 10th of January every year to save the eagles from extinction. The eagles were once in extinction in the later part of 20th Century, but as on June 2007, the Bald Eagle- national bird of the United States, was removed from the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Overview—A weak upper level disturbance will move across the Carolinas overnight Tuesday increasing the chance of some light rain.  A wedge of cold air will remain a the surface across extreme western portions of our forecast area–initially west of I-95 but spreading to the southeast during the morning, that may result in […]

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Judge Fred Gore

Bladen Community College will present a program celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King on Tuesday, January 20, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium.  The keynote speaker for the program is newly elected District Court Judge Fred Gore, who serves Judicial District 13 which includes Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick counties. A […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

Five people were arrested in December on drug-related charges, according to a release from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethtown Police Department. On Dec. 11, Africa Currie, Anthony Smith and Cequel Stephens were charged with possession of cocaine, which is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. Smith also was charged with felony probation […]

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A two car collision killed 2 Friday afternoon on Tar Heel Road about seven miles north of Lumberton. According to NC Highway Patrol reports, William D. Roeder, 42 of Tar Heel, was traveling north on Tar Heel Road and was attempting to pass a vehicle, and  struck a 2011 Toyota head-on killing two occupants. The […]

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Their faces looked tired. I found their photo in a pile of debris created when their Hoosier cabinet collapsed onto their rotten kitchen floor. A china berry tree had ripped open the roof during one storm or another, and since no one cared about the old house, the tin was never repaired, allowing nature to […]

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Numerous local agencies are participating in the Bladen County 2015 Agency Information and Resource Fair to be held Saturday, January 17 from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown. Need answers to questions? 1) What resources are available? 2) How do I apply for food stamps? 3) How do I apply […]

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There will be an Agriculture and Forest Landowners Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Powell Melvin Agricultural Service Center Auditorium located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown. Lunch is sponsored by Bladen County Farm Bureau, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Forest 2 Farm Land Clearing, LLC. Participating […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, January 13 at 12 noon at Cape Fear Farmers Market. Guest speaker will be Lisa Byrd, Bladen Healthcare Director.  Members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend or co-worker. Share:

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

First Row (L-R) Dr. Delilah Blanks James C. “Jimmie” Smith Charles Ray Peterson (Chairman) Russell Priest Second Row (L-R) Allen M. Johnson, Attorney Maria C. Edwards, Clerk to the Board Greg Martin, County Manager Arthur Bullock G. Michael Cogdell Daniel R. Dowless Wayne Edge Billy Ray Pait W. Leslie Johnson,Sr., Attorney Share:

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The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners on Monday are expected to recognize two women for their devoted service to the community and First Baptist Church. Annie J. Lacy, 87, and Juanita P. Jones, 86, will be honored at the board’s regularly scheduled monthly meet at Town Hall on Ivey Street. The meeting will begin at 7 […]

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Harrells Christian Academy

On Thursday, January 8, during lower school chapel, Harrells Christian Academy students who were chosen as Terrific Kids for the second nine week grading period were recognized.  Each lower school homeroom teacher chose a student with inquisitive and energetic character traits. These students are pictured L-R as follows: Bottom row: Jewell Carr, Joeson Pope, Landon […]

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1759—1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia. 1785—Continental Congress convenes in NYC. 1849—Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree. 1873—1st Livestock market newspaper published, Drover’s Journal, Chicago. 1897—M.H. Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah). 1913—1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC) 1915—Col. Jacob […]

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West Bladen High School

The West Bladen High School Public Safety classes have been involved in testing to gain certification under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Incident Management. The students pictured were awarded certificates in the areas of Incident Command Systems, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, Introduction to National Incident Management Systems, and Introduction […]

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Police have now charged 5 people in connection with the murder of an elderly customer of a Red Springs convenience store. 27 year old Chakesha Solomon of Clarkton has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to robbery with a dangerous weapon. The attempted robbery occurred on December 11 at Roscoe’s store, 400 N. Main Street in […]

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  Two new banks opened for business in Elizabethtown Monday morning. First South Bank is now in the building formerly known as Bank of America.  Joey Schultz, an Elizabethtown native is the city executive.  The bank is located on West Broad Street. Around the corner and up Poplar Street CresCom Bank opened Monday in the office formerly […]

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Bladen County

The Bladen County Tax office will mail new property values the later part of January, 2015, according to Chris Ellis, Tax Administrator.. Ellis said he wanted to allow “enough time to review values, test data and verify sales,” so he delayed mailing them slightly.  New values take effect January 1st and Bladen County commissioners will use […]

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The Dublin Board of Commissioners approved holiday bonuses for town employees Monday night at its final regularly scheduled meeting of the year. Full time employees will be given $300, part-time employees $100, and temporary employees $50, which is the same amount as last year. During the brief meeting, the board got updates on the town’s […]

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Bladen County

As of 2014, Bladen County’s population is 34,922 people.  Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.19 percent. The median home cost in Bladen County is $84,000.  Home appreciation the last year has been 2 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Bladen County’s cost of living is 16.60% lower than the […]

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Former White Lake police officer, Terry Fell, was indicted by grand jury on 2 counts of embezzlement between August 2012 and August 2013.  Fell resigned from the department prior to the grand jury action. Lt. Randy Sykes retires from Bladenboro Police Department after 20 years of service. Battle of Elizabethtown reenactment held at Tory Hole Park. Statistics indicate Bladen County […]

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In about 48 hours, rainfall amounts totaled over 5 inches early in the month. Cry Out America held their annual event on the steps of the courthouse. Bladen Baptist held ‘See you at the Pole Rally’s’ at local schools Four people were arrested and charged with operating a meth lab in a residence at 7982 […]

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National Weather Service

Overview….Patchy light drizzle has developed over portions of southeast NC this morning.  This precipitation is falling into a sub-freezing air-mass and will result in some freezing drizzle. Timing: Any light precipitation will exit the area by 10 a.m. this morning. Impacts:  A few areas with travel problems the morning commute across portions of Bladen, Robeson, western […]

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Zane Hamilton Singletary of Bladenboro elected President of the Freshman Class at Campbell University. Ray Allen, President of Bladen County Farm Bureau Federation, presented members of Boost the ‘Boro Farmers Market two outdoor benches made by West Bladen High School on behalf of Farm Bureau. Clarkton Dixie Youth supporters seek individuals interested in joining their […]

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I am a huge fan of southern gospel music….The song….not sure it is the title of not…”Loving God, loving each other” by the Gaither Vocal Band…keeps “bouncing” around in my head… Along that same line of thinking…think of folks always doing good deeds…kinda like making deposits in the bank….Hoping they will never be needed, but […]

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David Rouser

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 much needed jobs […]

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Bike Path2

The advantages of having more areas to bike safely are numerous.  Showing how many advantages bike paths would bring to our area will greatly increase our funding opportunities. Therefore, the Town of Elizabethtown has formed a collaboration to help get the ball rolling on planning for more places for bicycling. The Kick-Off Bike Plan meeting for […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Elizabethtown, NC – In our first article of this series we introduced you to some of the good things happening at Bladen Lakes Primary, Bladenboro Middle, and Elizabethtown Primary. We also briefly talked about the importance of having good schools and how we need your help in assessing our schools.  We directed you to our […]

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Giving a heartfelt presentation, Sheriff Jim McVicker, explains how “your” Sheriff’s Department is making a difference.  The Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s speaker took the time to discuss the new philosophy behind the Sheriff’s Department. The newly elected Sheriff started with, “I’m your Sheriff and I have the honor of working with your Sheriff’s Department.  I’m just […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – During the December Board of Education board meeting, board members recognizned students that had recently earned their ServSafe certification. ServSafe is a program that the National Restaurant Association has available to help restaurants and the food service industry train employees how to safely handle foods,  prepare foods to the adequate internal temperature, […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind 6 to 13 mph. Saturday – Sunny, with a high near 43. North wind 10 to 14 mph. Saturday […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – During the December Board of Education meeting, board members recognized student teams from East Bladen and West Bladen High schools that recently competed in the Regional District IV HOSA competition. Both high schools bringing home several top awards. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care […]

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Bladen County Commissioners will hold two (2) Special Meetings in coming days. One is scheduled for Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 at 6:10 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is regarding an appeal of a motor vehicle tax value. The second Special Meeting is planned for Friday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting […]

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North Carolina Department of Transportation

RALEIGH – To increase safety for motorists in Bladen County, the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to upgrade the intersection at N.C. 87 and U.S. 701 near Elizabethtown from an intersection with a traffic light to an interchange. Just down the road from Elizabethtown Middle School, the U.S. 701 and N.C. 87 Bypass currently sees […]

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Jon David

District Attorney Jon David was sworn into office as District Attorney for Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus Counties for another four year term.  Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser administered the oath during a private ceremony held on January 4, 2015, in Delco, NC.  Mr. David is seen in the photograph with Judge Sasser, and […]

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As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina, and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home. Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The effects upon […]

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A two vehicle wreck Thursday at the intersection of NC 41 and NC 210 in eastern Bladen County forced traffic to be re-routed for several hours. There were no injuries or fatalities. Details were not immediately available.     Share:

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Lake Shore Riding & Cycling Club

A member of the Lake Shore Riders Cycling Club was killed this week after being struck by a car on Tuesday.  The 61 year old, Jeff Cushing of Lumberton, was riding his bicycle and was struck by a vehicle and killed. According to reports no one in the vehicle was injured and a charge of misdemeanor death by […]

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The Monday meetings of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners and Elizabethtown City Council were news worthy for sure…..BladenOnline was there to cover it all…. The purchase of a new fire truck, approval of a Special Use Permit for a new Bladen County courthouse, a Special Use Permit for Taylor MFG and a visit from the […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – Have you thanked a school board member lately? School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them […]

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A chicken processing company is coming to Bladenboro. Bladen County Economic Development Director Chuck Heustess ask commissioners to re-direct Community Development Block Grant Funding to the new plant. Another prospect had committed to the Bladenboro site but had to withdraw due to unforeseen problems. A formal announcement will be made in the near future, but Heustess said […]

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National Weather Service Today – Sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 7 mph. Wednesday – Partly sunny, with a high near 49. […]

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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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Good morning! 3 things to know for Tuesday, January 6 1. The North Carolina Resources Commission will hold the first of several public hearings across the state tonight at Bladen Community College. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Among the items to be discussed is the use of hunting dogs on portions of the Bladen […]

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Capt. Jeff Singletary & Jim McVicker

Bladen County commissioners held their first meeting in the new year Monday evening Capt. Jeff Singletary and Sheriff Jim McVicker requested approval to declare certain property surplus. Singletary and McVicker were asking for authority to trade in weapons currently being used by the department and deal with a dealer who has a contract with the state to secure new weapons. The […]

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Bladen County commissioners recognized 4 employees who recently retired from their county positions. Connie Hyatt retired after serving over 9 years, most recently in the Bladen County Library.  County Manager Greg Martin expressed appreciation on behalf of the county for her years of service. Madison K. (Matt) Dennis (R) retired from the Bladen County Sheriff’s […]

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Nick West

Nick West, Elizabethtown Fire Chief met with town commissioners at noontime Monday and discussed the purchase of a new fire truck and the long range plans for updating other vehicles. West explained that the new truck would provide 20 years of service to the Town of Elizabethown and the fire district around the town. The […]

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Emergency services staff at Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center are urging the public to visit their family physicians or use local clinics for all health conditions not requiring emergency care.  Currently all staffed beds at Southeastern Regional Medical Center are occupied and patients seeking admission are facing delays. “We are seeing a very large […]

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Cameron Lewis

God calls upon his followers to help spread his message, asking people to reach out to share the gospel with those not attending church.  <–Kelly and Noah inside a village in Uganda. For Kelly and Cameron Lewis, it was definitely a long-distance call. The couple, along with their three children, Noah, 9, Anna, 7, and […]

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Bladen County Sheriff's Department

The following arrests were filed by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department from Monday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 28. The people listed have not been convicted of the charges and are presumed innocent. Failure to appear charges are not listed. Monday, Dec. 22 John Moyer Davis, 19: Assault with a deadly weapon (misdemeanor) Daniel Vincent […]

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Sandra Cain

Make Healthful Eating a Resolution in 2015 – Sandra Cain Each New Year, millions of people make resolutions to eat more healthy foods, lose weight and be more active.  Many times, people try to make drastic changes that are difficult to sustain for a long period of time. When it comes to eating more healthfully, […]

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The North Carolina Resources Commission will hold the first of several public hearings across the state on Tuesday evening, January 6, at Bladen Community College.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Among the items to be discussed is the use of hunting dogs on portions of the Bladen Lakes State Forest Game Land.  In recent years, dogs have […]

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Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary

Polly Wants a Cracker, but Charlie Wants to Paint Bladen County native, Alan Smith and his partner, Ces Erdman, would like to draw your attention to the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary that is blossoming in Pink Hill, NC. Erdman, who is the Director of the Sanctuary, rescues, rehabilitates, and cares for parrots that are unwanted, […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension My wife recently bought a new car. Well, not exactly “new new,” but “newly used.”  Some experts say this is the best way to purchase vehicles because you get an almost-new car without paying for the excessive depreciation that occurs when a brand-new car is driven off the […]

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About 30 people took a plunge into White Lake at noon Thursday in the third annual Camp Clearwater Polar Plunge. Others watched from the pier and shoreline as participants ran into 42-degree water, then dived under the water before returning to shore. The event began in 2013 when former Army soldier Ray Goodin challenged ex-Marine […]

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The Women’s Services Department at Bladen County Hospital would like to thank Ms. D. Nancy Wallace for providing baby blankets to newborns.  She is a retired OB Nurse and mother of Dr. Kathleen Heer,  OBGYN. Ms. Wallace lives in North Huntington PA near Pittsburg. She makes blankets for the babies at Bladen County Hospital.  She has […]

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Festival of Lights at Lu Mill draws a crowd. Security upgraded at Bladen County Courthouse. Bladen Community College celebrates 30 years of small business support. Panel of three Superior Court Judges will decide if Joseph Sledge is freed or remains an inmate in North Carolina Department of Corrections. Newly elected local office holders are sworn […]

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Bladen County native Isaac McNeill was elected to the office of Municipal Court Judge in Teaneck, New Jersey. Bladen Journal Editor Dewey Bruce resigns. Representative Ron Taylor announced that he would run for his third term in the North Carolina House of Representatives. James Moore, Bladen County Electrical Inspector since December 3, 1946, announced his […]

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McDuffie Pest Control

This year, McDuffie Pest Control marks a milestone as they celebrate 50 years in the pest control business. Over the past five decades, the McDuffie family has gone that extra mile to demonstrate professionalism with knowledgeable technicians providing reliable and affordable services. Mr. Walter McDuffie started his business in 1964, with one part time employee, who is still on the team […]

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Eleven years ago, Carey Cox packed her belongings and drove 600 miles for a job that paid nothing. Carey Cox, center, celebrates with coworkers in 2011 after Tampa Bay clinched a playoff berth by winning the final game of the regular season. Today, the former Clarkton resident is still working with that organization, and, yes, […]

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Bladen Community College Early Registration

Jack McDuffie As the winter break holidays begin, registration for the Spring 2015 semester is drawing near at Bladen Community College.  The final registration period for the upcoming semester is slated for Monday and Tuesday, January 5 & 6.   Registration times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m. Students wishing to […]

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 6 at Bladen Community College on proposed changes to the state’s wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons. It will be the first of nine hearings throughout the state. Among the wildlife management-related proposed changes are temporary rules regulating […]

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Churches in Bladen County – Click HERE To View Church Listings How many churches are there in Bladen County? How many adherents (supporters or followers)? and what denominations are represented in the county? According to a website, The Association of Religious Data Archives that was completed in 2010 there are 120 congregations listed in Bladen […]

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Follow @BladenOnline on Twitter Bladen Online has joined Twitter, the online social networking site that helps people stay informed with Tweets of up to 140 characters. Follow us at http://twitter.com/BladenOnline or @BladenOnline when logged in to your Twitter account. Click HERE to “Like” Bladen Online on Facebook. Share:

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By: Charlotte Smith     December was a very busy month for all!  All the holiday festivities have come to an end and normal schedules are back under way.   The past year has been a year to remember.   We had an average of 3,400 unique visitors each month and an average of 185,500 page views each […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – Greg Conner, RF, CF, ACF and Bill Holmes, RF, ACF, of WoodsRun Consulting Forestry have recently opened an office at 2220 Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown, to assist local land owners in the management of their timber assets. Forest management is the science and art of managing the land and trees in your forest […]

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