10/05/2022
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The Elizabethtown Board of Commissioners set the tax rate for 1971-72 at $1.57. The commissioners also announced that town employees would receive a 5% salary increase.

Mrs. Betty Bolt Thompson of Bladenboro, wife of Frank Thompson, was selected to Outstanding Young Women of America for 1971.

Bladen County recorded its 13th highway traffic death for the year.