07/20/2019
  • 7:14 am Christmas in July sale set at River View Trading Post
  • 7:02 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 20
  • 12:18 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Hope Mills 11, Bladen County 5
  • 12:11 am SWAC 16U Softball State Tournament: Bladen County 18, Warren County 0
  • 11:52 pm This Day in History for July 20
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Jude Mills, the son of Robby and Dana Mills, and brother to Coop was born on March 11, 2012 and passed away on August 23, 2013. Jude’s light is still shinning brightly through many. The Son Rise 5K in Jude’s memory will be held, today, March 7th at Jones Lake State Park. The Son Rise […]

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A local EMS Officer, Farmer, and Volunteer, Kyle Cashwell lost an arm and leg on October 20th, 2014 in a farming accident.Cashwell is well known and loved in Bladen and surrounding counties.  Fundraisers were held last weekend to help with Cashwell’s medical bills. The Cooking for Kyle BBQ Plate Sale held Saturday, Feb. 28th at Garland […]

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This Day In History

1774—British close port of Boston to all commerce.   1778—Capt. James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaguina Bay.   1801—Massachusetts enacts1st state voter registration law.   1854—Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.   1857—Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs.   1876—Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone. […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature     89 degrees        1974 Lowest Temperature     17 degrees         1960 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                2.01 inches         1912 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 42 degrees. 7 Day Forecast Share:

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By: Charlotte Smith It is official; history will be made in June, 2015. The Miss Bladenboro Scholarship Pageant is now a festival pageant for the Miss North Carolina, Miss America Organization!! Miss Bladenboro, Lindsey Herring, will be competing for the Miss North Carolina title in Raleigh this coming June. John and Karen Ruffin, Executive Directors […]

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1. Your Memory By the time you get to your desk in the morning, chances are you’re already frazzled. You open up your email and are bombarded with the need to pack your short-term memory full of the most important things to get done, asap. More than one study done on adults (and young people) […]

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Bladenboro Entrance

The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners are scheduled to hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Ivey Street. The meeting is open to the public. Among the items on the agenda are consideration of a special exception for Pawn South signage, discussion of the fire station annex building on […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Robert Gerard Raftery, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Bonita Raftery of New York, and a son Anthony Raftery of New York; two brothers and one sister. Mr. Raftery taught English at East Bladen High School. Raftery was a well-respected teacher in our […]

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An Elizabethtown teenager is in custody on an attempted murder charge following a shooting Wednesday afternoon, according to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw. Marquail Dashawn McKoy, 16, of the 1700 block of Baldwin Branch Church Road, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, go armed to the […]

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Three Clarkton men were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after a search of a house on North Mitchell Ford Road, Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said. Officers with the Sheriff’s Office, Elizabethtown Police Department and Clarkton Police Department found more than six ounces of marijuana and a large amount of prescription pills at the residence, […]

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Let us be your first stop for holiday shopping: AND   WE ALSO CARRY Delton Pistols, AR-15, .380’s, Suppressors, and other WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION. Contact us today!  Bladen Hardware 138 South Poplar Street Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (910)862-3117 Share:

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This Day In History

1808—1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard. 1810—Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US.   1836—Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texans at the Alamo.  Between 182 and 257 Texans died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.   […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and as quick as what we were exposed to ….   At 3 p.m. our temp was 80….an hour later it had dropped to 45…and it continued even lower…but a 35 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and as quick as what we were exposed to ….   At 3 p.m. our temp was 80….an hour later it had dropped to 45…and it continued even lower…but a 35 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and as quick as what we were exposed to ….   At 3 p.m. our temp was 80….an hour later it had dropped to 45…and it continued even lower…but a 35 […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s hopes for a 2015 state championship came to an end Tuesday night as the Lady Eagles were eliminated in the Sectional Final 49-41 by Kinston. “I’m not happy with the outcome of the last game,” said East Bladen Coach Patty Evers. “Kinston played good defense, and we didn’t make enough free throws. But […]

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Bladen County Sports

Class 2-A Girls Kinston 57, High Point Andrews 37 North Pitt 46, Jacksonville Northside 39 Class 1-A Girls Rosewood 56, Gates County 54 Riverside Martin 62, Roxboro Community 60 Class 3-A Boys Terry Sanford 73, Eastern Alamance 52 Wilson Hunt 59, Havelock 53 Class 4-A Boys Garner 75, Winterville South Central 64 Raleigh Millbrook 104, […]

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Ingredients 1 cup pepper Jack cheese, (4 oz), grated 1/2 cup green olives, chopped and pitted 4 tablespoons butter, softened 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 loaf olive bread, (or Italian bread) halved lengthwise Preparation In a bowl, combine the pepper Jack cheese, olives, butter, cream cheese and garlic […]

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NC map

RALEIGH—The 2015-16 North Carolina State Transportation Map was unveiled Thursday today as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Centennial Celebration and is now available free of charge. The State Transportation Map is funded and produced by NCDOT. It is distributed by VisitNC, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. It can […]

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Steve Smith

Headmaster Steve Smith, of Columbus Charter School, informed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club about Columbus Charter School and the differences between charter schools and traditional public schools at the club’s weekly meeting. Smith said, “A lot of people ask, how is a charter school different from a traditional public school? I’m going to let you know, […]

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Southeastern Community & Family Services (SCFS), formerly Four County Community Services, will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on its draft Five-Year Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan (2015-2019) and fiscal year 2015 Annual PHA Plan. The 5-year plan describes the mission of the Agency and the Agency’s long range goals and objectives for […]

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National Multiple Personality Day is observed annually on March 5th.. After much research, we have found that it is looked at in two different ways: Some people look at National Multiple Personality Day as a day to look at yourself and connect with who you are.  Exploring your own  personality traits and examining the roots of […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Congratulations to the Lady Eagles of East Bladen and the Boys Knight team at West Bladen for a very, very successful basketball season…A sudden stop is tough and that is what happened to both teams Tuesday evening.  For the Eagles, their first loss of the season….The season has ended for both teams, painfully.  Hopefully the pain […]

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This Day In History

1558—Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes.   1743—1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston.   1821—Monroe 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sunday.   1842—Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.   1849—Zachary Taylor […]

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Health Grades

How clean is YOUR favorite restaurant? Wouldn’t you like to know? We hear a lot in the news about food-borne illnesses and hand-washing (or the lack thereof), and it is something that every parent probably considers when taking the family out to have a nice meal. Sometimes we go out to eat as a celebration, […]

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A two-month undercover operation by the Elizabethtown Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office resulted in eight people being arrested Sunday, and authorities searching for four additional suspects. The operation targeted street level crack cocaine dealers, says Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw. Officers focused on known narcotic dealers, problem areas and complaints from the community, […]

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Sophomore Julius Caulder’s block of a West Bladen lay-up attempt with 7 seconds left preserved a 58-54 victory for Fairmont in their NCHSAA Class 2-A Sectional Final Tuesday night. West Bladen had trailed 49-40 at the end of the third quarter, but the Knights started the final period with an 11-0 spurt to take the […]

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Sophomore Julius Caulder’s block of a West Bladen lay-up attempt with 7 seconds left preserved a 58-54 victory for Fairmont in their NCHSAA Class 2-A Sectional Final Tuesday night. West Bladen had trailed 49-40 at the end of the third quarter, but the Knights started the final period with an 11-0 spurt to take the […]

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Sophomore Julius Caulder’s block of a West Bladen lay-up attempt with 7 seconds left preserved a 58-54 victory for Fairmont in their NCHSAA Class 2-A Sectional Final Tuesday night. West Bladen had trailed 49-40 at the end of the third quarter, but the Knights started the final period with an 11-0 spurt to take the […]

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East Bladen’s Lady Eagles fought back from a 15-point lead to take the lead for the first time midway the final quarter, but Kinston answered with an 8-1 closing run to pull out a 49-41 victory in the NCHSAA Class 2-A play-offs. Kinston took a 35-24 lead into the final period, but junior Lacey Suggs […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Wonder about the status of a couple of investigations in Bladen….Lennon Lacy, FBI reportedly investigating…..and the murder of the Davis ladies who were killed nearly 40 years ago….Joseph Sledge was recently determined to not be the killer, after nearly 40 years in prison…DA said a new investigation would be undertaken. I enjoy following local folks […]

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This Day In History

1681—English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania. 1791—President Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session.   1791— Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)   1797—John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US.   1801—1st US President […]

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Bladen County

Bladen Board of Commissioner’s Chairman Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing the […]

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Mail Man

There is mail in your mailbox six day days a week so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail person who is responsible for getting it there! Thank A Mailman Day  is always celebrated on February 4th.   It is a day that is  a reminder of  just how important mail […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By: Jefferson Weaver Across the pond in Great Britain, there are parents who don’t like their child. This is obvious, since their baby’s name is 22 words long. Apparently they wanted to honor every grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, cousin, neighbor, and postman in the neighborhood, as well as the night clerk at the local liquor […]

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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY is always celebrated on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper”.  These three singers died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, […]

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Do you enjoy taking pictures? Like going on a scavenger hunt? Need some new outdoors gear? Jones Lake State Park and Singletary Lake State Park in Bladen County are among North Carolina State Parks participating in a photo scavenger hunt challenge. Here’s how the contest works: Visit any state park, including Jones Lake and Singletary […]

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Bruce McLean, Ag Extension Horticulturist, is offering two upcoming classes for homeowners. One is about “Making the Most of Your Vegetable Garden”.  Discussions include siting your garden, organic vs conventional, pest control, fertilization, irrigation, selecting varieties, soils, planting, growing and harvesting. This class is schedule for Tuesday, March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at […]

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Are you concerned about falling?  The Family Caregiver Support Program at the Lumber River Area Agency on Aging and the Bladen County Division on Aging are sponsoring a workshop for older adults and their caregivers.  The workshop will include information on the prevalence of falling among older adults; medications that can contribute to falling; vision […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Been a little ‘puny’ over the past couple of days….to much time to think…and reminiscence…. Remember running boards and fender skirts on autos…horse collars for mules and horses?…..Six man football teams and when girls played on one end of the basketball court….counter checks were the norm…   That was years before Apple and Microsoft…   […]

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This Day In History

1634—1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)   1791—1st US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)   1794—Richard Allen founded AME Church.   1801—1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia.   1815—US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute.   1837—Congress increases Supreme Court membership from […]

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West Bladen’s Knights, the No. 4 seed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A East Play-offs, battle No. 5 seed Fairmont tonight at 7 p.m. for the Sectional Championship and a berth in Friday night’s Eastern Regional Semi-Finals. “We really need a big crowd tonight,” said West Bladen Coach Travis Pait. “I hope all our fans will […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen Hosts Kinston In NCHSAA Sectional Final Unbeaten East Bladen, the top seed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs, will play host to No. 8 seed Kinston tonight (Tuesday) in a Sectional Final game. Monday evening the Lady Eagles rode a 22-3 third-quarter surge to a 56-26 victory over No. 16 seed Goldsboro. Junior […]

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East Bladen High School

NCHSAA Class 2-A Girls Play-offs East Bladen 56, Goldsboro 26 Unbeaten East Bladen walloped Goldsboro with a 22-3 third quarter blitz and advanced to the NCHSAA Class 2-A Girls Sectional Final with a 56-26 victory Monday night. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improved to 26-0 on the season and will host Kinston Tuesday night in […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery 49, Elizabethtown 39 Statistician:  Garrett Melvin Adonis Avery torched the nets for 30 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 49-39 Bladen Five Middle School boys’ basketball championship game victory over Elizabethtown Middle School Tuesday. Elizabethtown jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead early in the first quarter. Pierce […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery 31, Elizabethtown 28 Guard Erica McKoy scored 5 of her 17 points in the final quarter as Clarkton School of Discovery fought off a determined Elizabethtown rally and claimed the Bladen Five Middle School Tournament Girls Championship with a 31-28 victory at Tar Heel Monday. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils […]

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Dr. Taylor Bladen County Schools

Bladen County Schools Supt. Dr. Robert Taylor on Monday told the Bladen County Board of Commissioners that reduced state funding, a delayed state budget, charter school payments, and a drop in enrollment are among the reasons the school system has transferred $1.2 million from the capital outlay fund in order to meet current operating expenses. […]

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On 28 Feb 2015 The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s drill team the, John L. Foye Rifles, competed at the North Brunswick High School Tri-Meet.   The Tri-Meet consisted of a Raider competition, Rifle Team Match and Drill Competition.  The drill meet was composed of fifteen schools from all over North Carolina.   This was the first time […]

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Elizabethtown Planning Board met Monday evening prior to the Town Council meeting and approved a recommendation for a Special Use Permit from Campbell Oil Company to build an Arby’s Restaurant and new Minuteman Food Mart at the Sunoco gas station property beside McDonalds on Poplar St.   The car wash would be demolished but the gas station would continue to […]

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Bladen County schools will conduct a tornado drill Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. as part of a statewide drill being held in conjunction with Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service office in Raleigh encourages schools, businesses, work places, and families to participate in the drill. The National Weather Service also notes: ** The drill […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles, 25-0 and the top seed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs, entertain No. 16 seed Goldsboro Monday at 6 p.m. in a second round game. Saturday evening the Lady Eagles opened the play-offs with a 59-42 victory over Eastern Randolph. Junior Lacey Suggs poured in 26 points for East Bladen, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Spring time officially arrives Thursday, March 20…..   First of the month governmental meetings are scheduled for tonight….Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 p.m., Bladenboro and Elizabethtown also meet tonight…..   The basketball season is winding down and baseball, soccer, track, golf, and tennis moves into […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s almost 600-mile, 17-hour round trip Saturday to Currituck County High in Barco for their opening round NCHSAA Class 2-A Girls Basketball Play-off game finally ended around 2:00 Sunday morning. Leaving West Bladen Saturday morning, the Lady Knights finally arrived in Barco around 3:30 after 6.5 hours on the road. Then the West girls […]

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Jim Knotts learned early in life the importance of firefighters. It was a lesson that has stuck. “My first experience with fire was when I was about 12 years old,” said Knotts, now 72 years old. “My daddy was burning ditch banks and a fire got away from him. That was my first experience with […]

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Latoya Beatty, daughter of Nathan Beatty and Beverly McDowell of Bolton, is raising funds to support her medical service trip to Ethiopia this summer. Latoya Beatty is a second year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She graduated from East Columbus High School in 2004, University of North Carolina at […]

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Heather Bass stared Sunday afternoon at what was left of the home along N.C. 41 she shared with her two children. Less than 24 hours earlier, the family escaped after an apparent spark from the fireplace set carpet on fire, destroying the double-wide house she had rented for the past two years. “It was unbelievable […]

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Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]

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Films and Specials “Patch Adams” “Finding Neverland” “The Brothers Grimm” “Teen Witch”  “30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men” “Evelyn” “Mercy Rule” “Monster High: 13 Wishes” “Monster High: Ghouls Rule” “Rules of Engagement” “Food Chains” (March 5) “The ABCs of Death 2” (March 5) “Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden” (March 6) “My Own […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

By: Robert G. Hester   It has been a busy weekend for the part-timers….Hither, thither and yon.   Congratulations to the East Bladen girls basketball team…and condolences to the West Bladen lady Knights….So now, the West Bladen Boys and the East Bladen girls continue in the state playoffs…John Clark has all the details on our […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Currituck County 49, West Bladen 20 Currituck County outscored West Bladen 27-6 in the first half en route to a 49-20 victory in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Girls Play-offs. Senior Amanda Gerni pumped in 14 points to lead Currituck which took advantage of a steady parade to the foul line as […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen 59, Eastern Randolph 42 Senior Imani Turner-Dobson posted a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds, and junior Lacey Suggs rang up 26 points to lead unbeaten East Bladen to a 59-42 victory over Eastern Randolph Saturday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A East Play-offs. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

By: Robert G. Hester Highest Temperature       82 degrees      1976 Lowest Temperature       19 degrees       2002 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                  3.40 inches      1987 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 46 degrees. Share:

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This Day In History

By: Robert G. Hester         March 1   1790—1st US census authorized.   1803—Ohio becomes 17th state.   1845—President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas.   1864—Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree.   1872—Yellowstone becomes world’s 1st national park.   1873—E. Remington and Sons in […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert G. Hester         March 1   1790—1st US census authorized.   1803—Ohio becomes 17th state.   1845—President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas.   1864—Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree.   1872—Yellowstone becomes world’s 1st national park.   1873—E. Remington and Sons in […]

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This Day In History

By: Robert G. Hester         March 1   1790—1st US census authorized.   1803—Ohio becomes 17th state.   1845—President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas.   1864—Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree.   1872—Yellowstone becomes world’s 1st national park.   1873—E. Remington and Sons in […]

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The Dublin Festival Committee sponsored their annual “All You Can Eat’ Oyster Roast & Fish Fry, today, Saturday, February 28th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the General Store at Lu Mil Vineyard.  Bobbie Todd, one of the event organizers, said,”It is awesome!”, with a smile on her face. “It’s really been a good turn […]

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The cooking began Friday night outside the Elizabethtown Farmers Market. Saturday morning, the judges rendered their decision in the Bladen County Firefighters Association barbecue cookoff. Bladen County commission chairman Charles Ray Peterson took top honors. Ziggy’s Piggy’s — aka Tim Carroll — was second. Gilbert Long place third. “It’s the M. Nance family recipe from […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

By: Robert G. Hester BladenOnline is now 7 years and one month old…and growing….News You Can Use….   A quick look at Saturday events in the area…   FAFSA Day at BCC from 9 a.m. til 12 noon at the Learning Enhancement Center (Building 8)….Current and future students and their parents are invited to learn […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain For Better Living  March is National Nutrition Month.  What better time to re-examine your eating habits and make changes to eat more healthfully!  Let’s start by thinking about what we can do to improve our breakfast.   Skipping breakfast can make us feel tired, restless, or irritable. In the morning, our […]

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This Day In History

     February 28   1646—Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.   1784—John Wesley charters Methodist Church.   1787—The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.   1810—1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia.   1827—1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered.   […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature           85 degrees       1997 Lowest Temperature           22 degrees        1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                      1.58 inches        1984 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 52 degrees… Share:

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West Bladen 70, Southwest Onslow 38 West Bladen’s defense shut-down Southwest Onslow Friday night and not even a pesky bat could stop the Knights from rolling to a 70-38 victory in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs. Bats in the West Bladen gym had caused the Knights final regular season game to […]

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Rare Disease Day is recognized each year on the last day in February. First observed in Europe in 2008, Rare Disease Day was established by Eurordis, (the European Rare Disease Organization).  In 2009, NORD was asked by EURORDIS  to sponsor Rare Disease Day in the United States.  NORD accepted and 2014 celebrates the 6th annual RARE […]

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West Bladen’s Dream Team is raising money for fellow student Ja’Na Sims, a West Bladen freshman who is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma. Dream Team is a group of senior athletes who are chosen because of their character and leadership on and off the field. Dream Team is sponsored by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. […]

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Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced the promotion of 4 deputies Friday.  The promotions were actually effective February 22, 2015. Captain Jeff Bridgers made formal presentations to newly promoted Lt. Tony Sessoms while his wife, Tabitha, looked on. Thomas Atkinson was promoted to Sgt and was accompanied by his wife Kim.  Chad Britt was promoted to Corporal.   […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 www.kinlawstudios.com Printer Pro by Readdle – free this WEEK!!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/printer-pro-print-documents/id393313223?mt=8   Go get this app right now before the week ends. I ran across it a couple of days ago and tested it more today. It works great! You don’t need it if you have an air printer but it […]

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By: Cheryl Thurston The Bladen County Black History Appreciation Committee held it’s 10th annual Black History Program on Friday, February 27th, at the Spaulding-Monroe Cultural Center in Bladenboro, NC. The event began with a welcome by the committee’s founding organizer, Thomas Carlton “Chubby” Starling, who was district Director of the Farm Service Agency in 2004, […]

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By: Healthworks Fitness & Wellness Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, but there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress — including eating a healthier diet, exercising, and reducing stress. February is American Heart Month, Healthworks Fitness and Wellness would like to raise awareness about the important issue of heart health. Preventing […]

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RALEIGH – Cassidy Davis, a student at East Bladen High, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.  She is the daughter of Robert and Jessica Davis of Elizabethtown and was sponsored by Representative Tim Moore (Republican-Cleveland).  Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appoints the Pages and introduces each one […]

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By: Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors leading to the Great Recession. There’s now […]

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West Bladen’s Knights, the No. 4 seed in the NCHSAA Class 2-A East Play-offs, host a senior-laden, athletic Southwest Onslow club tonight at 7 p.m. in a second-round game. In a strange set of circumstances because of the snow and ice and the way the brackets fell, the Knight boys will play their second round […]

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Basketball

Corey McKoy and Anthony Wooten fired in key fourth-quarter 3-point shots as Elizabethtown pulled away for a 31-26 semi-final victory over Bladenboro Thursday in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament at Tar Heel. The Cougars carried a 19-14 lead into the final period, but Bladenboro’s Trenton Lyons nailed his third 3-point shot of the […]

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Basketball

A 26-2 blitz that spanned 6 minutes propelled unbeaten Clarkton School of Discovery to a 54-34 semi-final victory in the Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament Thursday night. Emonta Smith drilled a 3-point shot from the right wing and sank 2 foul shots to give Tar Heel a quick 5-0 lead. Guard Greyson Heustess drove […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The weather has capture headlines across the state in recent days…hopefully the topic will change to something better. Law enforcement in the area are undergoing training and every agency in the county is involved…Re-enforces my thoughts over the years….I appreciate what they do…..I just have no desire to be in law enforcement   Our local […]

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This Day In History

1801—Washington, DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction. 1813—1st federal vaccination legislation enacted.   1813—Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail.   1827—1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans.   1860—Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the the presidency.   […]

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Find high-end lawn care products by using the convenient leaf blowers, lawn mowers and more, from Hudson Radiator and Power Equipment. Manufacturer of Dependable Gas-Powered Chain Saws, Trimmers, Blowers, Hedge Trimmers, and Other Lawn Equipment 1110 S Poplar St Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337 (910) 862-3854 Get Directions Share:

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Ingredients 2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large bell pepper, diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 box wild rice, cooked Preparation In a large skillet, sauté olive oil, […]

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86 Bladen County law enforcement officers are going through training to learn new techniques or reinforce previous training in making an arrest, including stopping vehicles, handcuffing and dealing with difficult circumstance in general. NC Highway Trooper Andrew Pait is coordinating the training.  He is being assisted by other troopers and Chief Deputy Larry Guyton. Troopers […]

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By Jefferson Weaver, Staff Writer They fall by wind, lightning, disease or old age. Too often they have to fall, because man wants to do something else with that little piece of earth, and a chainsaw and bulldozer can accomplish in minutes what nature has failed to do for a century or more. We take […]

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IPHONE/IPAD TIPS Manage Your Ever – Increasing Camera Roll By: Gordon Kinlaw www.kinlawstudios.com If you have an iPhone 5 or 6, you know they make some really nice photos and videos. More and more phone users have iPhones now, especially since the release of the 6 and 6+. How did you get to the point […]

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The fourth Thursday in February celebrates one of America’s favorite winter dishes; chili, which is also known as chili con carne (“chili with meat”). In Spanish, chili refers to “chili pepper”  and carne means “meat”. Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions and cumin, however, there are many variations to the basic chili. Chili is […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Senior guard Malcolm Vaught drove for the lay-up that snapped a 4-minute scoring drought, and West Bladen held on for a 58-53 victory over East Bladen in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A Play-offs Wednesday night at West. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights, the No. 4 seed in the 2-A East, improved to 21-4 […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The rain continues to come down…but we may have missed a bullet… Hundreds of thousands with no power to the west and north of Bladen County….Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham…Around Bladen…rain…but hopefully that should end this a.m….   Hopefully this is the last really ‘bad’ weather this year….Heard one meteorologist promise we would see no more of […]

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This Day In History

1732—1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St. Joseph’s Philadelphia. 1773—Construction authorized for Walnut Street jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)   1863—Lincoln signs National Currency Act.   1870—1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)   1891—1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park.   1895—Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine.   1907—Royal Oil […]

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A local EMS Officer, Farmer, and Volunteer, Kyle Cashwell lost an arm and leg on October 20th, 2014 in a farming accident. He played football and graduated at East Bladen High School. Cashwell is well known and loved in Bladen and surrounding counties. Cashwell is a husband and father of three children. Fundraisers will be […]

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Thursday March 12          Trask, Wallace, Clinton @ Union Bladen, W. Bladen, Midway @ Pender Thursday March 19          E. Bladen, Pender, Wallace @ Trask Bladen, Midway, Union @ Clinton Thursday March 26          Trask, W. Bladen, Pender @ Midway Clinton, E. Bladen, Union @ Wallace Thursday April 2                E. Bladen, W. Bladen @ Midway Wallace, Union @ […]

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Did you miss your chance to build a snowman following Tuesday’s wintry mix in Bladen County? You may get another chance Thursday, especially if you live in the northern part of the county. Bladen County will be under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday […]

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