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Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoA federal lawsuit against Bladenboro Mayor Edgar Evans was dismissed by the courts.

The Elizabethtown tax rate was proposed to be 78 cents per hundred.

John Sharpe of Lumberton was hired as photographer and staff writer at The Bladen Journal.

Gwenda Priest of Council was awarded a law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Bladen County population increased from 26,447 in 1970 to 30,488 in 1980.

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