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Here were some of the stories making news in Bladen County in 1973:

• Clarkton, Elizabethtown and Bladenboro Jaycees joined together for a special Memorial Service honoring all Bladen men who died or are MIA in the southeast Asia conflict.

• The North Carolina General Assembly approved $85,000 for the Tory Hole Recreation Park in Elizabethtown.

• Johnny Hemingway, Chairman of the Selective Service System Local Board No. 9, Bladen County, announced that Local Board No. 9 will be moved from Elizabethtown to Fayetteville.

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