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Bladen County Headlines… 50 Years Ago

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Kathy Memory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Memory of Elizabethtown, was chosen North Carolina Junior Miss Rhododendron Queen.

Tornados hit Bladen County with $10,000 damage at Goldston’s Beach on White Lake and also causing severe damage to one business and farm building in the Bethel township of Center Roads.

The North Carolina minimum wage increased to $1.45 an hour.