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Bladen County Headlines…50 Years Ago

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The 1971 Blueberry Festival was underway at White Lake. Television personality David Hartman was the “Duke of Blueberry”. Leon D. Ricks, Jr. was the General Chairman of the event.
Clarkton’s new library was dedicated. The library, now located in the former Waccamaw Bank building, was donated to the town by the bank.
Mollie Lassiter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Lassiter, was awarded the first ABWA scholarship.
Mike McGee, Duke University football coach was the principal speaker at Elizabethtown High School’s All Sports Banquet.
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