02/18/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 1:19 pm Gene Therapy Firm AveXis to Expand in Durham County
  • 1:11 pm WECT: Live NC 9 Election Fraud Hearing
  • 12:58 pm Celebrate President’s Day by learning more about the Constitution
  • 12:45 pm Sweet Home Church Road resident waiting for assistance
  • 12:26 pm Appalachian State University releases Dean’s List for fall semester
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UPDATE: Bladen’s Best of the Best continued BladenOnline.com readers and fans ask and we listen. We have added a Part II of Bladen’s Best of the Best 2019 to include some people and places our readers would like to celebrate by voting them Bladen’s Best of the Best in their category. There are now only 10 […]

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02/18/2019 North Carolina 9th District Seat Hinges On Election Hearing Monday : NPR 02/17/2019 Absentee ballots will be in the spotlight at hearing on North Carolina House race 02/16/2019 McCready campaign: Mail-in ballots ‘tainted’ in Bladen, Robeson – The Fayetteville Observer North Carolina Officials Will Consider Fate of House Seat Hearing into unresolved US House […]

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RALEIGH: AveXis, Inc., a leading gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will create 200 jobs as it expands its manufacturing center in Durham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The new center was first announced in May of last year. AveXis will invest an additional $60 million in the facility. “North Carolina’s expertise […]

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By Charlotte Smith On President’s Day we want to remind our readers of the importance of the United States of America’s Constitution. We have had many admirable Presidents, but the one thing that has out lasted them all is our great Constitution. President’s Day was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. The […]

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By Erin Smith One resident who resides on Sweet Home Church Road says she is waiting patiently to learn what assistance, if any, she will receive to help with repairing hurricane damages to her home. Cynthia “Cindy” Tatum said that her home received damages from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. She has applied for assistance from […]

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Appalachian State University has issued their Dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester. Bladen County residents were named to that list. The list are as follows: Madison Amelia Hill of Saint Pauls Brianna Sage Lindly of Elizabethtown Dylan Payne Melvin of Elizabethtown Share:

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Campbell University has released their honors lists for the 2018 fall semester. Several Bladen County residents have been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. They are as follows: President’s List Stephen Harrelson of Bladenboro Dean’s List Hannah Allison of Elizabethtown Landon Batten of Clarkton Madison Singletary of Bladenboro Share:

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By Erin Smith When people think of Hospice, they general think of end-of-care. Hospice offers its clients much more than that. Brooke Hinson, the Community Outreach Coordinator with Lower Cape Fear Hospice, shared with the members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce how Hospice offers clients and care givers more than just end-of-life […]

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The Distance Learning and Science Departments of Bladen Community College are excited to announce that Mr. Gannon Medwick, chief Meteorologist at WECT News in Wilmington, will be speaking at Bladen Community College on Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the college auditorium. Medwick earned his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State in […]

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Contributed Dublin Primary School conducted their first Terrific Kids award ceremony of the 2018 – 2019 school year,  Tuesday, February 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the school gym.   Ten students from the second grade classes were recognized as Terrific Kids. The recipients were Amanda Bollinger, Levi Velasco Garcia, Taylor Cruz, Derek Mendoza Perez, Emma Bordeaux, Rut […]

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Contributed The Bladen Relay for Life had their first organizational meeting of February at the Bladen County Library on Tuesday, February 12th, at 6 p.m. The chair of this year’s event, Mary Carter Williams, welcomed the teams and organizers. The meeting allowed the teams to share information about upcoming fundraising events, important dates, and updates […]

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A hearing is set for today in Raleigh to begin the process of deciding how to settle the contested US District House race for the 9th Congressional district that includes a portion of Bladen County. Bladen has been shuffled around from the 7th to the 3rd, to the 1st and back to the 7th and is currently […]

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Here are Saturday’s results from the Lil Knights basketball tournament games played at West Bladen High School. Big 4 League (1st-3rd grade Coed) Third-place Game NC State 12, UNC 4 NCSU (12) – Kaleb Noble 2, Cooper Mills 4, Channing Rhoda 4, Braylon Melvin 2. UNC (4) – Stryker Pait 2, Maycee Kinlaw 2 Championship […]

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Virginia won the Lil Knights ACC Grades 4-6th tournament championship Saturday with a 24-22 victory over Clemson. Virginia team members are: Front Row (Left-Right): Omarion Brown, Jaquan Lesane. Standing (L-R): Riley McIntyre, Jude Culbreth, Ahmarie White, Niyah Wooten. Back Row: Coach Jason Hemingway. Share:

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The Thunder won the Lil Knights Pro Division Tournament Championship Saturday with a 25-21 victory over the Warriors. Team members are front row (Left-Right): Conner Monroe, Deyon McDonald, Jackson Pait. Standing (L-R): Coach Jaheim Lesane, Walter Baelon, Jordan Hester, Deonte Lacy, Gary Parker, Coach Otis Evans. Share:

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Duke won the Lil Knights ACC Big Four League Tournament championship Saturday with a 13-3 victory over Wake Forest. Team members pictured are: Front Row (Left-Right): Colt Lewis, Jayden Ruffin, Brennan Harris. Standing (L-R): Anna Claire Walters, Isabella Cain, Gunner Lewis, Tyler Thurman, Greyson Walters. Back Row: Coach Eddie Perez Ortiz. Share:

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The Mystics won the Lil Knights WNBA Tournament Championship Saturday with a 27-23 victory over the Sparks. Team members are Front Row (Left-Right) Megan Pait, Azillyah McDonald. Standing (L-R): Riley Chadwick, Maegan Burney, Coach Carley Dawson, Kiera Lewis. Share:

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC In February, our nation honors African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Recognizing our shared history is one way we can affirm our belief in freedom and democracy for all. For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with […]

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On Saturday and Sunday, February 23 – 24, 2019, from 10 am – 4 pm, Moores Creek National Battlefield, in collaboration with the Moores Creek Battleground Association, will be commemorating the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, one of the first Patriot victories of the American Revolution. Over 150 Living Historians dressed […]

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Earlier this week I mentioned about a railroad in or near the town of Elizabethtown, was not sure of location, except it crossed Peanut Plant Road near Bladen Builder’s current location.  Latest response came from Jim McLaney…”When my father and George McLaney owned Southern Pine Mills, Inc. in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s the […]

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Coach Wilson Bolden’s Green team finished second in Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League with a 5-4-1 record. Share:

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Coach Walter Powell’s Grey team won Bladen Recreation’s 7-9 Coed Youth Basketball League championship with a perfect 10-0 record. Share:

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Here are the pairings for the first round of the Three Rivers Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments. The semifinals and championships games will be played at Fairmont High School. Girls #8 West Columbus at #1 East Bladen #5 Red Springs at #4 West Bladen #6 East Columbus at #3 Whiteville #7 South Robeson at […]

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This Day In History

1621 – Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony. 1801 – US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr. 1817 – First US city lit by gas (Baltimore) 1876 – Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine. 1878 – 1st telephone […]

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For farmers who want to offer feedback on the state’s new Swine General Permit, time is running out. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting comments on the draft permit until March 4, 2019. You can view the draft permit and related materials online at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-quality-regional-operations/afo A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, […]

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Each week we present an historical place in Bladen County. This week we present Desserette. Desserette is a historic plantation house and national historic district located near White Oak, Bladen County, North Carolina. The house was built about 1840, and is a two-story, frame double-pile house in the Greek Revival style. It rests on a […]

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Golf

One of the most successful charity golf tournaments in North Carolina is scheduled for Vineyard Golf at White Lake on April 25th with a rain date of May 2nd. The Byron Gooden Bladen We Care Golf Tournament, a 4-man Captain’s Choice event, features a two tournament format. The first tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. […]

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According to Linwood Hedgepeth of Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association the 2019 tournament schedule will be available around February 19. Anyone interested in playing this year is asked to call Linwood at 910-734-7161 or Rob Conway at 910-640-9249. In 2018, the association played over 30 tournaments and donated $2,500.00 to charitable institutions in Bladen and […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a break-in at the B.C. Moore Store in Elizabethtown. The Clarkton Board of Commissioners turned down a request for a beer and wine referendum in the town. Faye L. Singletary was awarded the Terry Sanford Award for Education Creativity in Bladen County. Sabrina Lanier was voted Miss East […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the unanimous passage of bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored that would criminalize lynching, attempts to lynch, and conspiracy to lynch for the first time in American history. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act was introduced by Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tim Scott (R-SC). […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday night in the Commissioners meeting room in the basement of the Bladen County Courthouse. The Commissioners will honor Dr. Pearly Graham Hoskins and recognize Danette Sessoms for her retirement. The board is expected to approve several items on the consent agenda. They are the […]

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By Faye M. Boyne, NC DOT The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated listing of road closings for Bladen County. They are as follows: NC 53 Near White Oak NC 53 West is closed toward White Oak for a bridge replacement at Ellis Creek. A signed detour is in place. This will remain […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the India Caucus, issued the following statement after a Pakistan-based terrorist group bombed and killed an estimated 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir: “Today’s terrorist attack against Indian paramilitary police is a despicable act of violence, however I know it will not weaken the resolve […]

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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan programs require that applicants have a satisfactory credit history. A credit report is requested for all FSA direct farm loan applicants. These reports are reviewed to verify outstanding debts, if bills are paid timely and to determine the impact on cash flow. Information found on a customer’s credit report […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Jamiyah Hall sank the winning free throw in overtime Friday as West Bladen edged East Bladen 25-24 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action. The teams were tied 18-18 at the end of regulation, but Hall connected on 3 of 4 free throws in the extra period. Teammate […]

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The West Bladen pre-season softball scrimmage that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to expected heavy rains Friday night and Saturday. The scrimmage is now scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd. Share:

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Weekend has arrived!  Any special plans? If you were in charge of the government in D.C., N.C. Bladen County or your home town for a day, month or a year….what would be your top priority?  Put your name on the ballot for next election, tell your story and who knows, you may be in the hot seat! […]

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1741 – Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine begins publishing. 1838 – Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions. 1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established. 1883 – “Ladies Home Journal” begins publishing. 1909 – 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC) 1913 – US […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Sophomore Jacob Priest sank 3 free throws with 1.9 seconds left that gave East Bladen a 35-33 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. A Priest lay-up that resulted in a 3-point play pushed the Eagles ahead 32-31 with 1:30 remaining, but Jadacus Register […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – East Bladen raced to a 34-10 first-half lead en route to a 61-21 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over an injury-riddled West Bladen team. The victory completed a perfect 18-0 regular season for Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles who claimed another conference championship by a five-game margin. East […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – Senior Greyson Heustess banked in a 9-foot runner with one second remaining to lift East Bladen to a 57-56 Three Rivers Conference men’s basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night. West Bladen junior Tyre Boykin sank a free throw with 7.8 seconds left to give the Knights a 56-55 […]

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Sheriff Jim McVicker of Bladen County announced more drug arrests made with joint agency efforts. Arrests involving cocaine, narcotics and marijuana were all part of what the Sheriff announces as the “Valentines Roundup”. On February 14, 2019, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Bladenboro Police Department executed a search warrant at […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County Emergency Management officials are still working Saturday evening to remove a vehicle from the Cape Fear River near Tar Heel. As of 7 p.m., the vehicle still had not been removed from the river. Two men who were fishing on Friday evening noticed tire tracks that led down a bank and into […]

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By Erin Smith When people think of Black history they often think of politicians, judges, and educators. Many do not think of architects, engineers or craftsmen. Thomas Sheridan, who lived from the period 1787 to 1864, was an emancipated carpenter who actively worked in Bladen County and is credited with building Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church […]

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Peruvian festival music performers La Patronal will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater on Saturday March 30, 2019 to share their authentic music and dance with a 1-2 p.m. free community dance workshop and a 7 p.m. performance. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about a different culture!  The workshop is family compatible, […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement: “It doesn’t matter who the President is or what party they belong to: I strongly believe in the separation of powers and curbing the kind of executive overreach that Congress has allowed to fester for the better part of the last century, including during […]

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  The Clarkton Beautification Committee will host a Spaghetti fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Clarkton Depot. Plates cost  $7.99 and include beverage, salad, bread and dessert. All proceeds will go to make Clarkton more beautiful! All members of the Clarkton Beautification Committee are volunteers! Share:

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a media day on February 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Carolina Beach Pier, Carolina Beach, N.C. The Wilmington District awarded a periodic nourishment contract on Nov. 30, 2018 at a cost of approximately $17.4 million to Weeks Marine, Incorporated. This […]

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By Jefferson Weaver I went looking for my mother the other night. Logically, I knew I wouldn’t find her; I won’t see her again until we meet in Heaven, but I looked for my father after his death, so to I had to look for my mother. I hadn’t intended to go on such a […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Beautiful, Bladen County’s showcase magazine, presented the first Single Mingle in Elizabethtown this Valentine’s Day with the assistance of the sponsors. The sponsors Big Tom’s Subs ‘N More, Ray’s Furniture & Jewelry, BladenOnline.com, Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, Town of Elizabethtown along with one anonymous sponsor helped make sure singles […]

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By Erin Smith Work on the new airport terminal building has been completed and the town staff are now putting the finishing touches on the building. The town is now gearing up for a grand opening celebration. Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie Madden said, “A ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, March 1.” Mayor Sylvia Campbell sent […]

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Contributed Laughter will be the order of the evening when the “Laughter with a Melody Clean Comedy” takes place on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at East Bladen High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door and children ages 7 to […]

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By Erin Smith Smithfield Foods Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the 30th annual Bladen We Care Gala, to be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. The band for this year’s gala will be the Legacy Motown Revue. Mac Campbell Jr. said of Smithfield Foods, “They […]

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By Dr. Mike Walden My wife is not an economist, but she does sometimes ask me about economic issues. One of her most frequent questions is about Social Security. Although she is retired and eligible to receive Social Security benefits, on my advice she has delayed until her monthly payment will be much higher in […]

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A board retreat of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled on February 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Building No. 7, on the main college campus in Dublin, NC. The February board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m. For […]

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced the Chancellor’s and Honors list for the Fall 2018 semester. Chancellor’s List Bladenboro: Marley Lane, Charity Pait, Darria Parker, Hunter Willoughby Clarkton: Alexander Coates Elizabethtown: Kayla Pipkin, Harmony Weathers Harrells: Tabitha Cain Tar Heel: Laura Bellamy Honors List Bladenboro: Elizabeth Allbright, Rachel Bryan, Kaitlyn Gause, Sydney Jackson, […]

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Tatum’s Seventeenth Annual Gospel sing will be held on  Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, at 6 p.m. at New Life Church located at 107 South Maultsby Street in Whiteville. This year will feature Nadine & Stevie; New Homeward Bound plus a special appearance by T. J. Tatum. No admission charge. Share:

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Contributed East Carolina University has released their Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Honor Roll for the Fall 2018 semester. Several Bladen County residents were named to those lists. Chancellor’s List Megan Atkinson of Elizabethtown Dean’s List Megan Bennett of Bladenboro Cierra Coleman of Council Cassie Hancock of Elizabethtown Kaycei Pait of Bladenboro Emily Scott of […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, held a joint committee hearing with the Senate Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee on the current condition of privatized military housing. Tillis and his Senate colleagues heard testimony from military family members, companies, and the Department of Defense on the […]

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Kinda sad to read about the flooding in Kelly, about the dikes that for years protected the community.  Remember Mr. Elliott Henry explaining how the community agreed to tax themselves in the 60s, maybe into the 70s and a local committee dealt with the complicated dike system.  As a former County Commissioner, I learned about so many interesting, […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Guard Malcolm Bolden fired in 18 points Thursday night as Elizabethtown’s Cougars handed Whiteville Central their first loss of the season 48-37 in Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball action. Bolden threw in 2 baskets and a free throw in the first quarter, and Phillip McKiver dropped in 2 […]

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1768 – 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia. 1842 – 1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery), NYC. 1869 – Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped. 1879 – US Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Court. 1903 – 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN –Whiteville Central clinched the Waccamaw Middle School Conference AAA Division girls basketball championship Thursday with a 30-26 victory over Elizabethtown. The Lady Hornets raced to a 14-0 first period lead. Laila Smith tossed in the first Elizabethtown basket in the second quarter to trim the halftime lead to 15-2. Iveonna Ward threw in a […]

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TAR HEEL – Center Deonte Lacy powered in 22 points to lead Bladenboro to a 51-42 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Tar Heel Thursday night. Lacy worked the paint for 3 baskets and 3 free throws in the first period. Anthony Mitchell popped in a basket and Gary Parker sank 2 free […]

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WHITEVILLE – Jamal Brown poured in 28 points Thursday night to lead Williams Township to a 42-28 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery. Lafon Monroe and Samaj Dove dropped in first period baskets for the Blue Devils, but the Aggies took an early 8-4 lead. Brown scored 6 first […]

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WHITEVILLE – Maegan Burney fired in 19 points Thursday to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 49-22 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball over Williams Township. Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils had clinched the Waccamaw’s AA Division championship with their victory over Hallsboro Tuesday. Burney lit up the scoreboard with 4 baskets in […]

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TAR HEEL – A 19-5 third-quarter spurt propelled Bladenboro to a 39-17 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Tar Heel Thursday. Rylee Chadwick tossed in a basket and a free throw in the opening period, and Lainey Autry, MaKayla Wright and McKenzie Singletary dropped in baskets. Mallory Bryan canned a free throw as […]

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By Erin Smith If you are driving on East Broad Street in Elizabethtown, you have noticed the construction work that is taking place at the intersection of East Broad Street and South Cypress Street. The preparation work has begun on the lot that will become the future home of the Elizabethtown Fire Department. The new […]

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  Cooper Continues Push for Federal Government Urged to Set Science-Based Standards for GenX and Similar Compounds RALEIGH: The U.S Environmental Protection Agency must move faster to help states like North Carolina dealing with unregulated chemicals that are causing serious concerns about drinking water, Governor Roy Cooper said today. The EPA today rolled out an action […]

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The Knicks won Bladen Recreation’s 10-12 Boys League’s regular season championship with a perfect 6-0 record. Final Standings: Knicks  6-0 Bulls  5-1 Lakers 4-2 76ers  3-3 Warriors 2-4 Nuggets 1-5 Celtics 0-6 Members of the Knicks are pictured: Sitting (Left-Right): Joshua Martin, Elijah McCollum, Justin Spaulding. Second Row: Hezekiah Blanks-Adams, Sanai Blanks, Charles Monroe, Jr., […]

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The Elizabethtown Primary School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. 4th Grade Superintendent’s List A Honor Roll Janice Alvarez-Nunez, Emily Campos-Estrada, Nadya Colon, Samarah Daughtridge, Jaida Harrison, Yurisa Hernandez Lopez, Ellie Kinlaw,  Mallory McDuffie, Jamiya Peterson, Brooklyn Skinner A/B Honor Roll William Borza, Ta’Mani Brown, Mario Covington, Johnny Gonzalez […]

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Tar Heel Middle School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period.   Superintendent’s List – Grades of 96 and above in all Classes 7th Grade: Samuel Hernandez Velasquez, 8th Grade: Daniel Arellano, Neida Romero Pena “A” Honor Roll – Grades of 90 and above in all classes 5th Grade:  Ava […]

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For Sale By Owner. 54 Pineview Drive White Lake, NC.  3-year-old home with open floor plan.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.  Large luxurious master bathroom.  Granite island in kitchen. Walk in closets throughout.  Backyard privacy fence, storage shed, and carport.  Open House Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-6 PM. See Zillow listing for photographs.  Call Richard […]

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March is National Women’s History Month and Bladen Community College will offer the program, “Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina,” on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the library. Randell Jones, Editor of “Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State,” will present the program.  He is a member of the […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing on Monday, February 18, on a draft permit for the Chemours Company to install and operate a thermal oxidizer/scrubber system for emission control at their Fayetteville Works Facility.  The system will significantly reduce the emissions of […]

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By Erin Smith A Columbus County man charged in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner was indicted by the Columbus County Grand Jury on Thursday morning on a first-degree murder charge for a murder that took place in 2016. Chauncey Askew, of Chadbourn, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge  in […]

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Eight School Leaders Now Vie for State Title Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2019 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. The winner will succeed the 2018 recipient, Tabari Wallace, principal of West […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the EPA will move forward with additional regulatory actions as part of its comprehensive PFAS management plan. “I’m glad the EPA listened to the concerns raised by communities and state regulators across the country, including those in North Carolina, regarding PFAS contamination,” said Senator Tillis. “This management […]

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By Erin Smith Will there be a new election? That is the question on everyone’s mind as the State Board of Elections prepares to conduct an evidentiary hearing beginning Monday regarding allegations of election fraud and absentee ballot tampering in Bladen County. Attorneys for candidates Mark Harris, a Republican, and Dan McCready, a Democrat, have filed briefs […]

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The Powell Family will perform at Clarkton First Baptist Church on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located at 10233 North College Street, Clarkton. Share:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr sent a bipartisan letter led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urging congressional leaders to promptly pass disaster supplemental funding legislation to help communities recover in the aftermath of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence. In the wake of Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina, Tillis and Burr immediately began working with the North Carolina Congressional […]

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The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The food pantry, From His Table to Yours, will be open the same day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Personal transportation and identifications are required.  No fee is involved in either ministry.  Baldwin Branch is located at […]

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Congratulations to the Best of the Best winners of BladenOnline’s recent survey…. Did you know, at one time there was a railroad in Elizabethtown?  The rails had been removed prior to my arrival in the early 60s…Apparently came from the west and either ended or crossed Peanut Plant Road near what is now Bladen Builders…. […]

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RICHMOND, VA – UNC-Wilmington guard Lacey Suggs has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Lady Seahawks to victories over Elon and William & Mary. Suggs averaged 23.5 points and 6 rebounds per game while connecting on 61.5 per cent of her shots from the field. She […]

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HALLSBORO – Hallsboro built a 13-5 halftime lead en route to a 36-29 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery Tuesday night. Shannon Hankins scored the only Clarkton basket in the first period as the Tigers edged ahead 3-2. Samaj Dove pumped in a basket and a free throw in […]

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HALLSBORO – Makayla Dixon and Maegan Burney sparked an 18-5 fourth quarter blitz that rallied Clarkton School of Discovery to a 30-25 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Hallsboro. Dixon and Burney threw in 3 baskets each in the fourth quarter, and Dixon sank 2 free throws. AnnaGrey Heustess dropped in a basket […]

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NAKINA – Gary Parker fired in 19 points Tuesday night to lead Bladenboro to a 42-31 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Nakina. Parker tossed in 2 baskets and a free throw in the opening quarter, and teammate Anthony Mitchell bombed in a 3-point shot, but Chase Clewis and Isaac Ward netted 2 […]

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The West Bladen Lady Knights’ mini softball camp is scheduled Saturday, March 2 at the West Bladen High School softball field. The camp is open to girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Cost is $25. Registration will be from 11 a.m. until noon on March 2 and the clinic will be from noon until 5 […]

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GREENVILLE – Justin Lee Myers was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. Myers, 34, of Tabor City, was among eight people charged as part of a 22-count indictment filed […]

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1794 – 1st US textile machinery patent granted to James Davenport, Philadelphia. 1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void. 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Mathew Brady) 1876 […]

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RALEIGH – Gary Lynn Gatlin of Orrum was charged Tuesday for possession of a firearm by a felon after allegedly firing multiple shots toward law enforcement officers last Friday, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced Wednesday in federal court. The case was brought using the Take Back […]

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By Erin Smith A White Lake man lost his life on Wednesday afternoon after a mobile home he was attempting to move fell on him. Bladen County Coroner Kenneth Clark said Randy Barnes, 55, of Barnes Loop Road, was preparing to move the single-wide mobile home from White Lake to his blueberry farm. Barnes was […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

By Erin Smith The Bladenboro Town Council met on Monday night and discussed the mold remediation efforts at the police department building. When asked about the condition of the mold in the building, Town Administrator Blake Proctor said there was actually very little mold found. “It’s not that bad. There was a lot less upstairs than we […]

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NAKINA – Bladenboro raced to leads of 10-0 and 27-6 Tuesday night en route to a 35-10 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory over Nakina. Whitney McLean tossed in 2 baskets, and Lainey Autry, Mallory Bryan and MaKayla Wright threw in a basket each as the Lady Bulldogs took the 10-0 first quarter lead. […]

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Dublin Primary

Dublin Primary School has announced the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. Third Grade: Superintendent’s List:  Cole Brisson and Nazir Campbell. A Honor Roll:  Sarahi Cuc Reyes, Gracey Edwards, Cooper Mills, Everlee Nance, Halle Nobles,Eliseo Pablo Bautista, Ja’Leah Purdie, and Haley Taylor. A/B Honor Roll:  Dylan Brisson, Gavin Brisson, Serenity Council, Jason […]

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By Erin Smith A Clarkton author will hold a book signing on Sunday, February 24th at the Clarkton Public Library from 2 until 4 p.m. Clarkton First Baptist Church Pastor Mark Miller will be signing copies of his novel, “The Pure in Heart.” Copies can be purchased the day of the signing for $15 each plus tax. […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina residents whose lives were upended by Hurricane Florence may be eligible to get a case manager to help them with their recovery. FEMA approved the State of North Carolina’s request for the Disaster Case Management program for use in the counties affected by the flooding that followed Hurricane Florence. The […]

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