08/18/2019
  • 10:28 pm Clarkton School of Discovery Football Practice Begins August 26
  • 10:14 pm This Day in History for August 18
  • 10:08 pm Changing your direct deposit information with Social Security
  • 9:55 pm Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 9:34 pm Back to School Blast helps students prepare for new year
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Coach Robert Mazur has announced that Clarkton School of Discovery football practice will begin on Monday, August 26 at 3:15 p.m.. “Athletes should be sure to have appropriate clothing for rigorous outdoor exercise,” said Coach Mazur. “All participants must have a current medical evaluation (physical) on file at the school to participate.” Practice will be […]

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1735 – Evening Post begins publishing (Boston, Mass) 1838 – United States Exploring Expedition headed by Charles Wilkes departs for the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica. 1872 – 1st mail-order catalog issued by A.M. Ward. 1894 – US Congress creates Bureau of Immigration. 1909 – Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of postponing some tasks because of other priorities. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, forgetting to change your payment method […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Sylvia Horton was elected president of the Elizabethtown chapter of the American Business Womens Association. Livingston Roberts was announced as the new county executive of the Bladen ASCS office. Unemployment continued to be a problem for Bladen County. The county unemployment rate was 11.79%. Share:

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Civic organizations, businesses, churches and law enforcement came together Saturday to help students prepare for the new school year. The third annual Back to School Blast was held at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. The main attraction was a uniform exchange event. Bladen County schools will open for students on Monday, Aug. 26. […]

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Yesterday, I checked my Bladenboro High School ‘Weaver ’56’, annual yearbook, the year I graduated. Just enjoy ‘flipping thru’ from time to time, reminiscing, wonder if so and so is still alive. … Best I could tell, about 58 or so graduated and about half of them are alive. I also checked the list of […]

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1807 – Robert Fulton’s steamboat Clermont begins first trip up Hudson River. 1846 – Commodore Robert F. Stockton, US Navy, annexes California. 1891 – 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People’s Bath) 1903 – Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America. 1918 – Samuel Riddle […]

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Bladen County

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners are expected to consider approving revision of the county’s adverse weather conditions, annual vacation leave and pay plan overtime policies at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. Human Resources Director Shonteia Keaton will address the board about the proposal, according to the meeting agenda released by the board. The […]

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Golf

Vineyard Golf at White Lake will host its club championship Sept. 14-15, according to Junior Nance. Tournament rules for the 36-hole event are: 1. Round on Saturday, Sept. 14 can be played any time that day, but participants cannot play alone. 2. The final round on Sunday, Sept. 15 will start at 1 p.m. 3. […]

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East Bladen High School graduate and former NFL player Desmond Bryant will host his annual football camp on Saturday, Aug. 24 at East Bladen. The 8th annual Back-to-School camp is free and open to ages 6 to 18. The camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m., but campers are asked to […]

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It may be raining outside, but that does not mean it has to be all glummy. We need the rain here in Bladen County. While the plants receive some waterboarding, here are some jokes for you from the ever interesting internets. Joke 1: Wife: “How would you describe me?” Husband: “ABCDEFGHIJK.” Wife: “What does that […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County is moving closer to the next election with a fully seated Board of Elections. Board Chair, Ms. Louella P. Thompson kept the meeting held on Tuesday, August 13 on the agenda topics leaving time for concerned citizens to address the board. The newest member of the board, Republican Michael Aycock […]

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By Roxana Ross Southeastern Health staff are excited about the opening of a new AirLife North Carolina base at the Lumberton Rescue Squad. The new base means emergency and trauma patients who need to be airlifted will no longer have to wait for a helicopter to fly into Lumberton for transport, because one will be […]

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School is starting and that means more buses will be on the roads and more children will be walking and biking. It’s critical that drivers know the rules of the road to keep everyone safe. On average, there are nearly 3,000 incidents of cars passing stopped school buses every school day in North Carolina. This […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent. North Carolina’s July 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.4 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 17,620 over the […]

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The Bladen Community College Retention Task Force is pleased to announce its first annual Welcome Week! This is a full week of events and activities to kick-start a new academic year.  All students are invited and encouraged to participate. Welcome Week events start Monday, August 19th and continue through Friday, August 23.   Each day’s […]

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Bladen County First Responder Training Facility near White Lake is used for a multitude of training sessions. This week has been no exception. Wednesday concluded the most recent combined Training Session for less than lethal responses to resistance and de-escalation training for the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, according to  […]

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The Emereau Bladen Board of Director’s will meet on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Emereau: Bladen Charter School, 995 Airport Road, Elizabethtown, NC  28337. If you have questions, please call (910) 247-6595. Share:

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Town of Elizabethtown 805 W. Broad Street PO Box 716 Elizabethtown, NC 28337 Phone: 910-862-2066 Fax: 910-862-7117   Submittal of Statements of Qualifications – Closing Date and Time: September 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm Introduction Following the 15-inch rainfall from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, pavement separations formed along East Queen Street and the adjacent cemetery. The […]

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PUBLIC NOTICE 1 st ABSENTEE MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM 301 S. Cypress St. Elizabethtown Louella P. Thompson-Chairman Bladen County Board of Elections Share:

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West Bladen High School Logo

Former principal at West Bladen High School, Todd Finn was named Lewiston’s new superintendent back in February of this year. Mr. Finn left West Bladen back in 2011 and has served as a principal for other schools prior to holding his new role as superintendent. Mr. Finn recently left a message on our Guestbook page, […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden When I was a kid in the 1950s, we used to call the middle months of the year the “lazy days of summer”. School was out, families were on vacation and the hot weather just seemed to slow things down. But with today’s fast-paced world, year-round schools and air-conditioning, I don’t […]

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Another air related mishap caught the attention of NASCAR fans Thursday afternoon. Dale Earnhardt, his bride, daughter and 2 pilots survived a mishap at Elizabethton, Tennessee, airport. All were treated and are apparently OK. Earnhardt, retired driver, and now TV commentator, will take the weekend off. NASCAR race in Bristol, Virginia, this weekend. A couple […]

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1861 – US President Abraham Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy. 1870 – Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn’t an optical illusion. 1898 – Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster. 1904 – NYC begins building Grand Central Station. 1934 – US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) 1944 – US 15th Army […]

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WoodmenLife representative Jeffrey Rogerson supplied White Oak Family Worship Center with a new United States flag. Share:

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Golf

Three teams of five players each teed it up Thursday afternoon in The Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. When the dust cleared all three teams had shot seven-under par for the nine hole event. A scorecard playoff was held starting on hole number six. The winning team, with a birdie on hole […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is helping end the summer season on a good note at White Lake. This past Tuesday the chamber held their monthly meeting at Goldston’s Restaurant and this evening, the chamber will present the last of the Sunset Jams “Alive after Five” concerts. Tuesday, the Chamber presented, […]

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September 17th, 1976, Dawson Singletary in his bulk tobacco barn was featured in The Southeastern Times. Tobacco has been an essential part of the state’s economic and social history for three centuries. The leaf supported thousands of families for many generations and helped create cities, support universities, and build hospitals across the state, according to […]

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By Roxana Ross Myron is not a therapist, but he listens calmly and attentively to patients who are scared or sad, and he often makes patients feel better. He also lets patients pet and cuddle him, as long as they don’t mind a little shedding. A frequent visitor to nursing home residents, Myron, along with […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They will be replacing existing pipes with […]

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The ‘financial walls’ come tumblin’ down yesterday. … Dow Jones average dropped over 800 points! Let’s hope for a better day today and in the future. 401K’s and other type retirement funds are greatly affected. … This too shall pass, hopefully without great longtime harm. I moved to Elizabethtown in the early ’60s from Bladenboro. […]

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1635 – 1st recorded North American hurricane hits the Plymouth colony. 1848 – M. Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair. 1876 – US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find. 1893 – US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea. 1906 – 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago. 1911 – Procter […]

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The Governor’s Education Cabinet, education leaders and stakeholders gathered Wednesday to launch TeachNC, a partnership between the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, BEST NC and TEACH.org. TeachNC is a statewide teacher recruitment initiative that employs both a broad media campaign and a robust web platform to support teacher candidates in their quest to become a […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Opioid Task Force lead by Bladen County Board of Commissioners, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Bladen County Health Department, and other leaders in the community are making big strides in the fight against opioids in Bladen County. The group met on Tuesday, August 13th, at the Bladen County Health […]

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Dublin, North Carolina is often called the ‘Peanut Capital Of The South’. The popular Houston’s Peanuts, which are shipped worldwide, also calls Dublin home. The Dublin Peanut Festival helps celebrate the town’s unique qualities and agricultural heritage each year. The event planning first started in 1992 when the town needed a way to raise funds […]

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By Charlotte Smith October 2019 is growing closer as summer comes to an end. Boost the Boro, Inc., a Bladenboro non-profit, is dedicated to helping their community grow. Each year the group plans, and develops a strategy to bring in droves of people for the annual Beast Fest. This year is no different. Don White […]

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The Bladen Community College Small Business Center offers free seminars, counseling, assistance, resources, and networking opportunities for small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Todd Lyden, director of the center announced upcoming opportunities for entrepreneurs. Legal Liability of Starting a Business (online) August 21th WED 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM  There are a multitude of legal […]

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Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation, according to southern gospel fans. In 1982, he has was entertained with Gold City Quartet, then Free formed his own group. Gospel music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group […]

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By Charlotte Smith August is Overdose Awareness Month. Between the years of 2014 and 2017 there were more than 100 deaths in Bladen County due to some type of drug overdose, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services report. Eastpointe will hold a health, wellness and recovery event, “Honoring the Silence”, […]

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Company will invest $18.4 million in Cary Xerox (NYSE: XRX), a Fortune 500 technology company, will build a new Center of Excellence in Cary, creating 600 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $18.4 million in Wake County. “Xerox, which had many locations to choose from, selected North Carolina because they know we […]

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Governor Cooper appointed Joseph Edgar Brown III and Christopher J. Welch to serve as District Court Judges in Districts 7 and 4, respectively. “Ed has an impressive legal background and is a leader in his community,” said Gov. Cooper. “I look forward to seeing him serve his district in this new role.” Joseph Edgar Brown […]

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Oak Estates Apartments – 420 E McKay St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 – Accepting Applications for 1 Bedroom units and one 2 Bedroom Handicap unit  – Washer/Dryer hookup ready – Rental Assistance Available – Close to doctors offices and shopping – Quiet Neighborhood – Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm. For more information please […]

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Room for rent at Elizabethtown Massage R&R. Looking for massage therapist, esthetician or nail tech.  Great opportunity to grow your business. For more information contact Judith at 910-840-4459 or Carrie at 919-604-3091. Share:

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Kayla Thompson of Clarkton is at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, attempting to qualify for either the LPGA or the Symetra Golf Tour. Stage one of the qualifying tournament begins August 22 and runs thru August 25. Currently, there are over 360 players attempting to qualify. Rounds will be played over the […]

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TAMPA, Fla. – East Bladen grad Sincere Smith is currently batting .315 for the Yankees West team in the Gulf Coast League. Smith has played in 21 games and has cracked 17 hits, scored 13 runs and has 3 doubles, a triple, a home run and 7 runs batted in. The Clarkton native has a […]

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West Bladen’s Knights showed offensive improvement Tuesday night in their scrimmage at Wilmington Ashley, but according to Coach Jon Sherman there is still work to be done on defense. “Defensively we aren’t quite there yet,” said Coach Sherman. “We have some work to do. We made some mistakes, but we had great effort. The kids […]

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1820 – 1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC. 1846 – Henry David Thoreau jailed for refusing to pay taxes. 1862 – Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president. 1901 – SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70. 1912 – […]

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The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is reminding people of several tips to make it easier to complete their business efficiently during the busiest time of year. The agency experienced its busiest period of 2018 during the last two weeks of August. As a result, DMV implemented improvements to help combat the impact of this […]

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A man died from an apparent gunshot wound Monday near the Bladen County-Columbus County board in what did not appear to be a random act, Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said. Kris Andrey Bryant, 49, was found dead after Columbus County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at residence in the 200 block of Bowen Blanks Drive in […]

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Brunswick Fire Department assistant chief and treasurer David Heath Porter was arrested Monday on embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said. Porter, 31, of Whiteville, was taken to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center and was released after posting a $235,000 bond, according to a news release […]

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By Joy Warren The Town of White Lake met for its regular Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening. Much of the business was routine until time for the Open Forum Session where citizens can speak for three minutes. Several citizens (full-time and part-time residents) questioned the Commissioners regarding issues with the lake — asking about […]

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Contributed WoodmenLife provides American and State flags to local chapters for presentation to nonprofit civic and youth groups, schools, churches, and community centers. Since 1947, WoodmenLife have donated more than 3 million flags to worthy nonprofit institutions. This week, Trey Duncan, Financial Representative with WoodmenLife presented 36 classroom flags to be displayed in all the […]

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GREENSBORO – The N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo returned to Greensboro this week, bringing larger crowds and more hands-on experiences than before. More than 500 people from around the world attended over three days, sharing their expertise and getting the chance to network with and learn from others in the drone industry. The summit featured […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The State Board of Elections on Tuesday unanimously selected Damon Circosta as State Board chair. The 5-0 vote came after State Board Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell swore in Circosta as a member of the State Board. He replaces former Chair Bob Cordle, who recently resigned. “We have a lot of work […]

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Gary L. Britt, formerly of Bladen County, is  Chief of Police at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Chief Britt was formerly with the Elizabethtown Police Department and is a graduate of Mount Olive College and University of Phoenix. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is responsible for protecting the lives and property of their citizens […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North […]

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Had an email recently from John Clark, not BladenOnline’s John Clark, another John Clark, a native of Elizabethtown, now living in the Charlotte area, after a long career at Davidson College. His mom, Mrs. Adele Clark, who is ‘101 and a half’, wife of former NC Court of Appeals Judge Edward B. Clark, who now […]

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LUMBERTON – Senior Zaquis Leach galloped 64 yards for a second half touchdown as East Bladen defeated Purnell Swett 8-0 Monday night in the Battle of the Carolinas football scrimmage. Purnell Swett began the second half with a 48-yard, 11-play drive that reached the Eagle 32-yard line. On the next play, quarterback Micah Carter’s pass […]

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1852 – Steamer “Atlantic” crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collided with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard. 1889 – William Gray patents coin-operated telephone. 1898 – US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-American War. 1907 – 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen. 1914 […]

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As the lazy days of summer are winding to a close, many parents are beginning to think about sending their children back to school. To help parents preparing for their children’s school days local volunteers, businesses and non-profits are working together for the Back to School Blast event. The community helpers are still accepting donations […]

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By Charlotte Smith Smithfield Foods, Dominion Energy (together Align Renewables) , and hog farmers are all working together to create renewable energy with biogas in Southeastern North Carolina. The first of the new biogas gathering systems in NC to be constructed by Align is located just South of Turkey, NC on the Sampson/Duplin county line. It will include up to 19 […]

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and […]

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Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Limited Recall of Baby Spinach Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), […]

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Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church Invites You to Family and Friends Day Join us for Worship Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:00 AM Reverend Carl A. Smith, Pastor   Guest Dr. Delora LeSane and Greater McKoy Chapel Church Dublin, NC Share:

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Mrs. Valeria Peacock McKoy, Interim Director with the Bladen County Board of Elections released the new agenda for the next Bladen County Board of Elections meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 301 S Cypress St in Elizabethtown. The new board member, […]

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1851 – American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine. 1856 – Anthony Fass patents accordion. 1867 – US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress, suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. 1877 – Thomas Edison completes 1st model for the phonograph, a device that recorded sound onto tinfoil cylinders. 1908 – Henry Ford’s company builds the […]

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Ever asked if you are a Republican or Democrat? One of my Sunday School classmates shared recently that when he was asked that question, his reply was I am a Methodist. … I hope and pray I live long enough to see our nation more united than is currently the situation. Guess the last time […]

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LUMBERTON — The high school version of Monday Night Football comes to Robeson County this week as the fifth annual Battle of the Carolinas will be played at Lumberton’s Alton Brooks Stadium. Coach Robby Priest’s East Bladen Eagles will be in action in the second game of the evening at 6 p.m. against Purnell Swett. […]

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Bladen County Schools will have Open House on Thursday, August 22. Times vary depending on the school. The first day of school is  Monday, Aug. 26. West Bladen High School will conduct freshmen orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 p.. to 7 p.m. Open House is held so students and parents can meet teachers […]

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Checking schedule for Bladen County public schools, Board of Education meets Monday … open house on August 22 and students begin new school year, Monday, August 26. Lu Mil Vineyard invites you to come pick your own bucket of grapes today, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. That would be after Sunday morning church and […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – West Bladen’s Knights saw their first physical contact against an opponent in the 2019 preseason Saturday as the Knights battled Douglas Byrd’s Eagles. “We saw good effort from our guys,” said Knight Coach Jon Sherman. “That is what scrimmages are all about is effort. Sure we made some mistakes, but we can fix […]

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1860 – US’s 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nevada) 1874 – Harry S. Parmelee patents sprinkler head. 1885 – $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty. 1896 – Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain. 1909 – SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape […]

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Willie Granger and Carson Brown took home Best of Show trophies Saturday afternoon at the Made In The Shade car show, but it was four Bladen County charities who were the big winners. It’s estimated more than $6,300 was raised for Bladen County Hospice, Bladen We Care, Bladen County Relay for Life and assisted living […]

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The presence of abandoned, nuisance, and junked motor vehicles can threaten the character and safety of a neighborhood, according to Billie Hall with the Town of Elizabethtown Planning Department. Hall presented a brief update to the Elizabethtown Town Council at its August meeting on the town’s Voluntary Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program. She reported receiving […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

RUSTON, La. – The AUM-Montgomery team from Alabama that defeated Elizabethtown 2-0 in its opening game last Saturday in the Dixie Youth AAA World Series went on to win the championship, beating Mississippi 4-2 in the title game. After the win over Elizabethtown, Alabama defeated Mississippi 2-1, Florida 7-1, and South Carolina 4-2, before dropping […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Elizabethtown Rescue Squad reported that in the previous month they made a total of 75 calls, most ever by the squad. Al Bishop of Ammon received his Eagle Scout Award in August of 1984. Mike Simmons was named to the Bladen County Morehead Scholar Committee. Houston Brisson and son Nile Brisson shot a score […]

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1776 – American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London. 1833 – Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200. 1846 – US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex. 1869 – O.B. Brown patents moving picture projector. 1921 – FDR stricken […]

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Ever get something on your mind … worry for a while, then when everything is exposed, all is well? … Feels good. Ever considered seeking public office? I did, years ago. Served as county commissioner from ’74 to ’82. Decided to ‘not seek’ reelection. Great experience … no desire for another day. I never dreamed […]

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RALEIGH – On the morning of July 22, Trooper Chris Wooten was seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Edgewood Road in Charlotte.  Since the crash, Wooten has been hospitalized, receiving around-the-clock care due to the serious nature of his injuries.   On Thursday, August […]

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Southeastern Carolina Crossroads has been assisting men with addiction rehabilitation needs since 2015. There have been many positive outcomes for the men who have received services offered at the Christian non-profit organization according to Rev. David Foster with the Bladen Baptist Association. The rehab facility provides, “Help and Hope Over Addiction for Men.” The treatment […]

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By Charlotte Smith The old saying, “They don’t make them like they use to,” may be showcased this weekend. The annual Made in the Shade Open Car and Truck Show takes place Saturday on the lawn in front of San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Registration is from 8 a.m. until noon and judging will begin […]

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Dublin – Bladen Community College (BCC) faculty and staff convened together to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year during an all campus assembly held on August 1st. The gathering included important updates and information to support student enrollment, completion, and safety as well as professional development. Vincent Morris, BCC welding student, gave a very motivating […]

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Mary Caitlin Campbell has won a State Championship title for weight lifting and now she is helping the community she lives in. Campbell and her co-worker Cameron Hatcher from Healthworks in Elizabethtown both addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday at San Jose restaurant. Hatcher went over some of the benefits the local gym offers […]

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Town of White Lake

The Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 7.pm. according to Brenda Clark, MMC/NCCMC, Administration Director/Town Clerk/Finance Officer. Following is the agenda:  OPENING & CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 P.M.  INVOCATION  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  AGENDA ADOPTION AGENDA ITEMS: 1. APPROVAL OF […]

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We made it through another work week. Have fun this Friday. We hope these jokes make you laugh or at least chuckle a bit. You know why you never see elephants hiding up in trees? Because they’re really good at it. What is red and smells like blue paint? Red paint. A dyslexic man walks […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They will be replacing existing pipes with […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

The Bladenboro Board of Town Commissioners have a regular session meeting scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019 at  7:00 p.m. according to Melanie Hester, Town Clerk/Finance Officer. There will be public hearings for the proposed Amendment to Chapter 152-Non-Residential Building Maintenance Code of Bladenboro’s Code of Ordinances, the proposed Amendment to Chapter 73-Golf Carts of […]

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NC DOT

Fayetteville-based Highway Division 6 Gets 88 Projects Projects cover years 2020-2029 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has unveiled this week the final draft of its 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. It includes more than 1,700 projects across all transportation modes and in every county in the state. The complete draft STIP list […]

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West Bladen grad Matt Hill has been named the new head boys basketball coach at South Columbus effectively completing a swap of roles between Hill and former South Columbus coach Bryant Edwards. Hill resigned as head basketball coach at Lumberton in March, and Edwards who is the son of Bladen County native Worley Edwards, was […]

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Special election for US House of Representatives, District 9 will be held September 10, 2019. Check Bladen County Board of Elections for more info. Candidates are, in alphabetical order: Dan McCready – Democrat Jeff Scott – Libertarian Allen Smith – Green Dan Bishop – Republican Just vote and be ready to accept the results, whatever. […]

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Soccer | Volleyball | Tennis | Cross country | JV Football West Bladen varsity football DATE OPPONENT TIME Aug. 10 Scrimmage at Douglas Byrd 9 a.m. Aug. 13 Scrimmage at Wilmington Ashley 6 p.m. Aug. 23 South Brunswick 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at North Brunswick 7 p.m. Sept. 6 Red Springs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 […]

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Soccer | Volleyball | Tennis | Cross country | JV Football | JV Soccer . East Bladen varsity football DATE OPPONENT TIME Aug. 12 Scrimmage at Lumberton 6 p.m. Aug. 16 Scrimmage at James Kenan TBA Aug. 23 Wallace-Rose Hill 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Clinton 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Whiteville 7:30 p.m. Sept. […]

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Golf

The team of Will Fisher, Michael Pastore, Jimmy Schultz, Ricky Williams and Scott Gordon won the August 8 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf with a score of 8-under par. The Thundering Herd, a nine hole event, is played every Thursday at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $18 for members and $20 for guests. […]

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1842 – US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty. 1904 – Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers. 1910 – Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine. 1918 – Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him […]

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Former Bladen County Hospital President Dr. Roxie Wells has been elected to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, it was announced Thursday. The term is for three years beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Dr. Wells is president of Cape Fear Valley Hoke Healthcare, where she manages Hoke Hospital and its associated outpatient clinics. She also […]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns said Thursday that conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway. Flooding is always […]

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RALEIGH – A St. Pauls man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced. Stanley Jamar […]

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Hurricane season is here, and Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville has a jump on preparations because of a new emergency water pump system. Costing nearly $380,000, the system went online in late July. It is located on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus and includes two new water wells and three massive storage tanks. […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will suspend online vehicle registration services this weekend as part of routine scheduled maintenance by the N.C. Department of Revenue. During the maintenance period, scheduled from Friday at 8 p.m. until Sunday at noon, NCDMV online vehicle registration services will not be available. Customers will not be […]

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State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced Thursday that the state’s health insurance plan will include major hospitals in the state as in-network providers next year as part of the Blue Options Network and the new State Health Plan Network. The State Health Plan covers more than 727,000 teachers and state employees. Blue Cross Blue Shield of […]

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