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A personal injury lawsuit was filed against Crystal Beach by Ronald E. Coate of California. Coate claimed that he was injured when he dived into the waters of White Lake.
Bladen County collected $23,146.31 in August of 1971 from local 1% sales and use tax.
The Bladen County Republican Party elected Bobby Guyton of Elizabethtown as their party chairman. Mrs. Lake Leggett was first Vice Chairman, Bradford Barber was 2nd Vice Chairman. Precinct Chairmen were Wilson Leggett, Chester Rogers, Earl King, Riles Porter and Ferris Hester.