Here is what was happening in Bladen County in 1971:
Bladen County businessman C.W. Greene of Elizabethtown passed away at the age of 78. Mr. Greene was President of Greene Brothers Lumber Company.
M.J. Bell, Elizabethtown Chief of Police, announced that the police department had made 367 arrests during the year of 1970.
Long time Bladen County Commissioner F.L. Tatum of White Oak resigned. Mr. Tatum had been a county commissioner for 24 years.