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Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

The North Carolina Division of School Financing urges consolidation of schools in Bladen County. Their suggestion was to combine Clarkton, East Arcadia and Elizabethtown into one school and combine Bladenboro and Tar Heel into one school.

Canady Jewelers was burglarized and lost $50,000 in merchandise.

Harold Marlowe was named President of Pioneer Savings and Loan.

Annie M. Richardson, a teacher at Elizabethtown Primary School, was named Bladen County Teacher of the Year.

Mayor Cecil Edge was honored for 34 years of service to the town of Elizabethtown.

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