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Here were some of the stories making news in Bladen County in 1974:

• East Bladen High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders brought home ribbons from Cheerleading Camp. Varsity cheerleaders were Karen Tedder, Cindy Johnson, Emily Wayne, Carol Chandler and Terri Bryan.. JV Cheerleaders were Shannon Nye, Brenda Jones and Merline Lewis.

• Bladen County Democratic Convention was held at the Bladen County Courthouse. Leon D. Smith, Attorney and Secretary of the Bladen County Dems for over 40 years, made the keynote address. David Clark of Elizabethtown was elected Party Chairman.

• Two men drown while swimming near Goldston’s Beach.

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