06/18/2019
  • 1:21 pm Still at large, suspects wanted for theft of a dog
  • 10:22 am This Week at NCDOT: Flood Repairs and Pollinator Week
  • 7:19 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 18
  • 12:18 am DYB District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament: Elizabethtown 8, Whiteville 6
  • 12:02 am Thompson, Hancock participate in golf tournaments
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By Charlotte Smith On Sunday, May 26th a blue, female, pit bull dog was stolen from the area of Chicken Foot Road and Calvin Tyson Road in St. Pauls near Tar Heel, according to the owner. Investigator Greg Bullard with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance. The two are captured […]

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Flood Repairs Repairs are underway for many of the roads and bridges affected by torrential rain that led to flooding this past week. Alexander, Catawba, Watauga and Wake […]

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According to the calendar, we are near summertime, arrival date is Friday, June 21 at 6:01:45 a.m. Sunset will be at 8:30:32 p.m. Add it up, the length of the day is 14:28:46 (hours, minutes, seconds). Temps are expected to be summer like. Friday’s weather forecast, sunny with a high near 92. Between now and […]

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WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown raced to an early 7-0 lead and held off a late Whiteville rally to claim an 8-6 victory Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown jumped in front with four runs in the first inning. Liam Heath, Landon Pusey, Greylon Robinson, Maddox Thornton, John High […]

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Golf

Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson came in 25th place in last weekend’s NWGA Flag USA Golf Tournament. Thompson (pictured, left) shot 80-76-77=233. The tournament was held in Findley, Ohio. Thompson will be playing in the NWGA Spring Hill Tournament July 11-12 in Tifton, Georgia Cade Hancock (pictured, right) participated last weekend in the North Carolina Amateur Golf […]

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WHITEVILLE – South Columbus snapped a 2-2 tie with a five-run third inning en route to a 9-2 victory over Bladen County on Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. South Columbus took a 2-0 first-inning lead before Bladen County tied the game in the third inning. Keithan Russ pulled […]

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LUMBERTON –Lumberton Gold pulled away with a pair of 7-run innings en route to an 18-4 victory over Elizabethtown Monday night in the semi-finals of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. After Lumberton grabbed an early 2-0 lead, Elizabethtown rallied with three runs in the home half of the first. Drake Gause […]

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1812 – War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain. 1873 – Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting for US President. 1898 – 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 1912 – The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated. Roosevelt and […]

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By Charlotte Smith Kenneth Clark, Bladen County Fire Marshal confirmed Monday afternoon arrests have been made in relation to the recent arson fires over the weekend. “Friday, starting about 4:30 in afternoon we had three structure fires in Bladen County and one structure fire in Columbus County,” Clark said. There was a vehicle that was […]

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Road Closing

Becky White Walker, MA, Administrative Specialist I, Division 6, in District 3 with North Carolina Department of Transportation announced new upcoming road closures for Bladen County. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: NC 210, Near US 701 NC 210 will close for pipe replacement project DF00250 on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM. This will remain closed from June 17, 2019 […]

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By Charlotte Smith River View Trading Post offers a variety of locally made products to help small town entrepreneurs.  The owners of the new business James Leach, Crystal McDaniel, and Kyle Culkin, collaborated together to help others with crafty talents succeed. James explained, “Crystal and I were both looking for a place. We saw others […]

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By Charlotte Smith Ms. Quessie Peterson has been organizing events for the community at the Baltimore Community Center in Council. A Voters Registration and Resources Workshop was held at the center on June 7th sponsored by Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc., Bladen County Get Out and Vote Organization and the Baltimore Community Center. Ms. […]

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NC DOT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding North Carolina three grants totaling more than $110 million dollars after advocating on behalf of stakeholders in the state. The three grants are: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program $34,898,895 to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering a series of 90-minute “Navigating Grief” workshops in Elizabethtown on the second Tuesday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m. Supporting Those Coping with Grief: Free Grief Workshop Focuses on Supporting Those Who Have Lost a Loved One Elizabethtown, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering 90-minute “Navigating Grief” workshops in […]

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Contributed 2018/2019 American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE “WRAP-UP” will be held Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:30pm at the Bladen County Agriculture Extension Office located at 450 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown, NC  28337.  EVERYONE is invited..A SPECIAL INVITATION to ALL previous RELAY FOR LIFE of Bladen County Events Chairpersons. PLEASE attend the 2018-2019  RELAY FOR […]

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Internet has changed the way we communicate. Enjoyed the numerous praises of fathers as I did for mothers on Mother’s Day. Children praising dads, moms praising husbands, but none better than the Bill Storms family of Bladenboro celebrating Father’s Day on his 100th birthday. Someone shared how much more was spent on Mother’s Day, compared […]

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There is a Disaster Support Group offered now at Foundation Church by the collaboration efforts of the Bladen Disaster Recovery Team and Hope 4 NC. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Share:

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WHITEVILLE – Whiteville defeated Bladen County 14-4 Sunday in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. It was Bladen County’s second loss and eliminated them from the tournament. Share:

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WHITEVILLE – Bladen County scored ten runs in the first two innings en route to a 10-5 victory over Columbus County Sunday night in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Tyler Thurman led off the Bladen County first inning with a single, and Zee Pone reached base on […]

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LUMBERTON – Colt Lewis and Prince McKoy walloped home runs as Elizabethtown rallied from an early 5-1 deficit to defeat Lumberton Maroon 15-5 Sunday in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. The Maroon team scored three runs in the top of the first, but Drake Gause and Gunner […]

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1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed’s Hill) 1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent. 1856 – Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia. 1885 – Statute of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship ‘Isere’ 1916 – US troops under General Pershing march into Mexico. 1928 – […]

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Happy Father’s Day… What is a father? Thought I knew, but decided to check Webster’s dictionary, and here is what I discovered. 1. a male parent 2. a person regarded as a male parent, protector 3. God 4. a forefather, 5. an originator; founder; ancestor; forebear There were others, like, to act like a father, […]

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The Bladen County AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Supplemental Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Xavier Clark, Maycee Kinlaw, Christopher Rorick, Elijah DiCicco, Malakye Rogers, Kaleb Bass. Back Row: (L-R): Coach Jamie Everitte, Coach Danny Melvin, Abigail DiCicco, Cayden Stokes, Cooper Mills, Bradley […]

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The Elizabethtown AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Supplemental Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Kneeling (Left-Right): Hayes Clifton, Liam Heath, Owen Hall, Lyrik Lawson, Luke Dowless, Greylon Robinson. Middle Row: (L-R): John High, Landon Pusey, Maddox Thornton, Abijah Rhoda, Sawyer Barbour, Isaiah Lloyd. Back Row: (L-R): […]

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The Elizabethtown AA (Coach-Pitch) All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Tournament in Lumberton. Team members are pictured: Kneeling (Left-Right): Drake Gause, Sawyer King, Noah Ray, Jameel McKiver, Tre Wilson, Gauge King. Middle Row (L-R): Prince McKoy, Prince Powell, Gunner Lewis, Gaston Russ, Stryker Pait, Colt Lewis. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jonathan […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown defeated Bladen County 20-1 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown jumped in front with a six-run first-inning. Liam Heath, Landon Pusey, Greylon Robinson, Maddox Thornton, John High, Abijah Rhoda and Isaiah Lloyd all belted hits, and Heath, Pusey, Robinson, Thornton, High […]

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The Bladen County AA (Coach-Pitch) All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Joseph Burney, Eli Woodell, Keithan Russ, Zee Pone, Tyler Thurman, Dalton Ammons. Second Row: (L-R): Jayden Bethea, Aidan Thompson, Brooks Carroll, Rylan Bordeaux, Corben Chadwick, Jeremiah Bryan. Third Row: (L-R): […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

WHITEVILLE – Riegelwood defeated Bladen County 14-0 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Riegelwood scored four runs in the first, second and fourth innings en route to the win. “Their defense was very impressive,” said Bladen County Coach A.J. Bordeaux. Dalton Ammons, Aidan Thompson, Brooks Carroll […]

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1858 – Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate. 1871 – The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology. 1884 – 1st rollercoaster used (Coney Island, NY) 1893 – […]

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By: Cheryl Hemric / James Sprunt Community College Driving down a dirt road, you can almost miss one of the newest farms in Bladen County, which is tucked away like a hidden treasure. With just an acre and a half, Charles Vickers is growing success, one garlic clove at a time. It is a ‘Made […]

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Dublin Primary School conducted the last Terrific Kids award ceremony of the 2018 – 2019 school year,  Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the school gym.   Four students from the second grade classes were recognized as Terrific Kids. The recipients were Yareli Vasquez, Edgar Lopez, Janet Vasquez Aguilar, and Rosendo Jeronimo Castanon. Presenting the […]

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Contributed by: Melissa Martin, Ph.D By writing humorous columns and articles about aging, I encourage oldsters (including myself) to laugh and poke fun at the changes that accompany our birthdays. However, ageism is not funny. Betty White, an actress that is as sassy and playful as the day is long, celebrated her 97th birthday in […]

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The upcoming Board of County Commissioners’ meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019.  It will begin at 6:30pm, and will be held in the Commissioners’ Room on the lower level of the Courthouse. If you would like to access a more detailed version of the Agenda, including any attachments and supporting documentation, please click here. […]

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Friday’s weather was near perfect. … Today, another sunny day, a little breezy and highs in the low 80s. Weather for Father’s Day, sunny with a high in the upper 80s, breezy with gust up to 20 mph. Next chance of rain. … Wednesday and Thursday with a 30% to 40% chance of thunderstorms. Bet […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

One of Bladen County’s long running events was the Melvin’s Memorial Fishing Tournament. In 1984 the fishing tournament had 117 participants. The Town of Clarkton Board of Commissioners were discussing the possibility of  hiring a Town Manager. The high school baseball player of the year  was Billy Willoughby of Bladenboro High School. Share:

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Mckoy-Elliott Family & Friends Day Celebration will be Sunday, June 23, 2019. Sunday School-9:45 am, Worship Service-11:00 am. Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church, 4924 211 East, Abbottsburg, N.C. with Rev Carl Ballard, Pastor. Rev Fannie Dooley, Assistant Pastor. Everyone is invited.  Dinner will be served. Share:

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Dixie Youth Baseball

LUMBERTON – Lumberton Gold defeated Elizabethtown 13-3 Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Elizabethtown will be idle Saturday and will return to action Sunday at 3:30 in the double-elimination tournament against the winner of Saturday’s Red Springs/Lumberton Maroon game. Share:

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GASTONIA – Elizabethtown’s Cade Hancock fired a 2-under-par 68 Friday in the second round of the 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship at Gaston Country Club. Hancock’s 68 moved him into a tie for 34th place with a two-round total of 6-over-par 146 after shooting a 78 in Thursday’s opening round. He was one of 63 […]

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The East Bladen High School commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2019 was held Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. The seniors and dignitaries marched into the packed auditorium in a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance.” LeeDenasia Cotten performed the National Anthem after the East Bladen JROTC presented the colors. […]

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1804 – Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, ratified in Congress. 1844 – Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber. 1871 – Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school. 1898 – US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii. […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT on Friday afternoon. CLOSINGS: SR 1700 Mercer Mill Brown Marsh Road  SR 1700    (Mercer Mill Brown Marsh Road) is closed for crossline repair. It is 0.12 MI. S. of SR1708. This […]

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Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services Launch Joint Operation Sheriff James A. McVicker said his office working jointly with members of the Department of Social Services Child Support Unit began an early morning operation on Monday, June 10th that has so far resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals on 16 cases of Child […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Tar Heel area of Bladen County. During the investigation, it was determined by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit that the below listed individuals were responsible for distributing Controlled Substances. This investigation originated from citizen […]

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By Charlotte Smith Many are talking about the new Bojangle’s Famous Chicken & Biscuits restaurant taking shape in Elizabethtown. Equipment arrived at their location on S. Poplar Street in March of this year to start the ground work for the new eatery. David Clark of Clark Brothers Inc confirmed the restaurant has an approximate date […]

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Contributed June 11, 2019 – Boost the ‘Boro, Inc. announced today that Haley Brooke Hester and Alana Nichole King, both graduates of West Bladen High School, are the recipients of this year’s Boost the ‘Boro Scholarship. According to Sunday Allen, Scholarship Committee Chair, “The final selection was a difficult one for our four person committee, […]

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The West Bladen High School Commencement for the graduating class of 2019 was held Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. in the school’s auditorium. The seniors and dignitaries marched into the packed room in a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance”. West Bladen Senior, Jalen Baxley gave a passionate Invocation. JROTC Color Guard Cadets Jacob Young, […]

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Red Springs High School Licensed Athletic Trainer Chris Chapman, an employee of Southeastern Health, was presented with the LifeSaver Citation by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The award is designed as a special recognition from the NCHSAA at their annual meeting, which was held this year on May 2, for service to a […]

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If you get thirst this summer stop by the Butler Boys Lemonade stand off of Owen Hill Road in Elizabethtown. Greigh, Bryce, and Ryder Butler will trade you a cool cup of lemonade for a $1. The young entrepreneurs have been out selling their fresh citrus drink since the first of June. Josh Butler, the […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office released three photos on Thursday evening in reference to an attempted larceny of a dog and a breaking and entering case in Clarkton. The photos were taking on Monday, June 10th, around 8:20 p.m. The Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s assistance. The office stated, “We would like to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thinking back over the years….some good times and some not-so-good.  Remember the old saying, when you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hold on.  No special reason, just on my mind… Was told recently the Tar Heel Rescue Squad is no longer providing service.  They are like so many others, […]

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The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 6 P.M. in the boardroom of the Essic Williams Administration Building (Building 10). For more information contact Melissa Hester at 910-879-5502. Share:

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It took eight under par to win the June 13 edition of the Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf. The winning team with the eight under was Jimmy Davis, Jonathan McLaughlin, Stephen Clark, David Beyer and Ann Beyer. The Thundering Herd is played every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in playing should call the […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball’s District 9 and District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournaments begin this weekend in Lumberton and Whiteville. The Elizabethtown Coach-Pitch All-Stars will begin play at 7:30 Friday night in the District 9 Tournament at Lumberton’s NorthEast Park against Lumberton Gold. Play will continue in the 7-team double-elimination tournament through the weekend with the championship […]

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Bladen County Sports

  Heat                   9-0 Riptide               6-3 Rockets              5-3-1 Pirates                3-6-1 Bandits               2-7 Carolina Girls    2-8 Results Riptide 9, Carolina Girls 5 Rockets 8 Pirates 8 Heat 12, Riptide 0 Rockets 9, Carolina Girls 2 Heat 5, Rockets 0 Riptide 6, Pirates 5 Carolina Girls 9, Pirates 4 Riptide 6, Bandits 5   Share:

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West Bladen grad John Bowen has announced that he is transferring from Belmont Abbey College to UNC-Wilmington to continue his college basketball career. “I am coming home,” tweeted Bowen Thursday night referring to the close proximity of Wilmington to his Bladenboro home. Bowen will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Seahawks. […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Duke, a 1-to-2 year-old male shepherd mix. Duke is a very friendly dog and loves to play, which makes him a great addition to the family. He gets along well with other dogs says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Duke has been looking for a special […]

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Grab your camera and get ready for wild encounters! VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure, with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get “In […]

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RALEIGH – The State Board of Elections on Thursday certified results in the Republican primary in the 9th Congressional District. Dan Bishop won with 47.68% of the votes. Bishop will face Democrat Dan McCready, Green Party candidate Allen Smith and Libertarian Jeff Scott in the general election on Sept. 10 for the U.S. House seat. […]

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1623 – 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev. Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses. 1642 – 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts. 1834 – Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr., Springfield, Vermont. 1900 – Having been annexed to the USA on August 12, 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organized territory. […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By Jefferson Weaver After a particularly toe-stomping sermon by Pastor Kincy a while back, I decided that I could do better about helping folks. I will preface all this by saying I am not trying to boast; I am neither the high priest crossing the road to avoid the victim in the ditch, nor am […]

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BladenOnline.com will be live streaming the graduations on our Facebook page at East Bladen and West Bladen tomorrow, Friday, June 14th thanks to sponsorships from Star Telephone Membership Corporation, McDuffie Pest Control, Paul Norris with Farm Bureau Insurance, Smellie Bloomers, and Hester, Grady & Hester Law Firm. West Bladen High School graduation will be held […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc held their annual meeting on Thursday, June 6 at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery in Elizabethtown. The major accomplishments of Committee of 100 were presented to the audience by Chuck Heustess, Bladen County Economic Development Director before the guest speaker, Economic Development Attorney, Ernie Pearson, spoke […]

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Fair Districts NC is a nonpartisan partnership of the League of Women Voters of NC, the NC Council on Churches, and the Libertarian Party of NC.  It is a statewide campaign working to educate North Carolinians about redistricting, the dangers of gerrymandering to our democracy, and how we can improve how our state draws political […]

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Crime Report

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, before Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, CALVIN MARK WILSON, also known as “Bali,” 35, of New Bern, North Carolina was sentenced to 35 years (420 months) in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to […]

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As the 2019 hurricane season begins, the Department of Justice reminds the public to be on the lookout for fraud against natural disaster victims, and report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF). The Atlantic Hurricane Season opened June 1 and runs through November 30. “Committing fraud against natural disaster victims is an […]

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Bladen Online News Advertising

Nominations for candidates to run for county committee election representing Local Administrative Area 3. This LAA consists of the White Oak, Turnbull, Cypress Creek, Colly, Lake Creek, Frenches Creek, and Central Township. Nominations will be accepted from June 14th through August 1, 2019. Producers who reside in LAA 3 who participate or cooperate in an […]

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Building for sale for $2200. It is a 10×12 building with custom paint, 2 shelves added and a roof heat barrier. Call (910) 862-6292 for more information.   Share:

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RALEIGH – Safety and accessibility will be improved along the intermodal rail corridor between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte, thanks to a grant awarded today. The Federal Railroad Administration awarded the N.C. Department of Transportation a $34.8 million grant as part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. The grant goes toward […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played its weekly tournament at Lion’s Paw Golf Course on June 11. There was a tie for low score between the team of Frank Gray, Larry Suggs, Doug Palmer and Willard Storms and the team of Rob Conway, Michkey Brisson and Rudy Taylor. The organization’s next tournament is scheduled […]

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Bladen County’s Kayla Thompson tied for 15th place in this week’s Ohio Women’s Open Golf Tournament Pro Division held in Defiance, Ohio. Thompson shot 75-78=153. Overall, she was in the top third of all the participants, pro and amateur, in the tournament. Thompson’s next tournament will be the NWGA Flag Tourney held in Findley, Ohio. […]

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The Force were the runners-up in Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Fast-Pitch Softball League. Members of the team are: Natalee Sykes, Emmee Ward, Morgan Benson, Madison Wilkins, Marly Crabtree, Reagan Moore, Mollie Tolar, Erin Murdock, Molly Pait, Zionasti Robinson, Gabriella Bray, Violet Allen, Gracie Todd, Hannah Richardson. Coaches are Mackie Singletary and Jamie Singletary. Share:

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The Thunder won Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Fast-Pitch Softball League championship. Members of the team are: Emma Dunn, Danenn Knight, Marlie Walters, Abbie Hickman, Lena Damasco-Trinidad, Olivia Rising, Megan Pait, LeAnn Stanley, Holland Davis, Kara Gause, Jahyrah Priest, Brookee Singletary, Kallie Bass, and Morgan Moore. Coaches (not pictured) are Heather Pait, Travis Pait and Joe Walters. […]

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The Slammers won Bladen Recreation’s 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball League championship with a 5-4 victory over the Comets on Tuesday night. Members of the Slammers are: Kaitlynn Brisson, Kennedy Carroll, Gabrielle Pait, Kylee Ward, Katlynn Tatum, Molly Keiper, Laci Storms, Chase Keiper, Emily Pait, Summer Singletary, Jayda Butler, Taylor West, Luz Ramos, Kadance Hammonds, and Taylor […]

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The Cardinals won both the regular-season and tournament championships of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Minor League. The Cardinals finished the season with an undefeated 14-0 record. Members of the team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Chandler Wall, Fox Sutton, Claxton Tatum, Easton Bostic, Cade Rogers, DeVance Tatum. Second Row (L-R): Loyalty McNeil, Joshua Dawson, Levi […]

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East Bladen football summer workouts began this week and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. thru July 23 except for a pair of off-weeks from July 1-6 and July 15-20. “Players will need sneakers, cleats, shorts and t-shirts for practice,” said Coach Robby Priest. Players must also have an up-to-date physical with […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The Force scored the final 11 runs of the game and defeated the Thunder 21-10 Tuesday night in Bladen Recreation 11-12 Softball League action. The Force jumped in front with a six-run first inning. Raegan Moore, Marly Crabtree, Emmee Ward and Mollie Tolar drew walks and scored runs. Violet Allen and Molly Pait […]

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1865 – President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states. 1888 – US Congress creates Department of Labor. 1907 – Lowest temperature ever in 48 US states for June, 2 degrees F in Tamarack, California. 1920 – US Post Office says children cannot be sent by parcel post (after various instances) 1927 – Ticker-tape parade […]

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BladenOnline was ‘down’ most of yesterday. Last report was someone ‘hacked’ the website. One of the hazards of being online. But, the good outweighs the bad. Thanks to Charlotte Smith and others. Today, we bid goodbye to a lady who has spent a lifetime quietly providing a valuable service to members of Dublin Baptist Church […]

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By Joy Warren Citizens of White Lake shared their concerns during the Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening.  Many spoke regarding the low level of the Lake and coming with an expectation that the Board needs to “do something about it”. Residents on the Hwy 53 side complained of not being […]

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Contributed Emereau:Bladen, a local public charter school in Elizabethtown celebrated the end the second year with 3 awards ceremonies at Bladen Community College. Eumreau (You-mah-Ray) Awards celebration. Eumreae stands for: Elevating Unique Moments and Recognizing Excellence At Emereau. As always these awards are completely different from any other school. Students were presented awards based on […]

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NC DOT

Next improvement requires road closure on Monday ELIZABETHTOWN – The threat of future floodwaters closing N.C. 210 in Bladen County will be diminished, thanks to a series of major culvert upgrades that will wind down this summer. On June 17, a section of N.C. 210 is scheduled to close about a mile south of U.S. 701 […]

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Southeastern Medial Center

Southeastern Health will open a new walk-in clinic, The Clinic at Brisson Drugs, at 217 West Broad St. in St. Pauls on Monday, July 8. Family Nurse Practitioner Matthew Herring of St. Pauls will treat patients there for minor health conditions and issues without an appointment. He earned an associate degree in nursing from Robeson Community […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Politicians at the national level are gearing up for the next election.  Before it gets too ‘nasty’, when you something that concerns you check to see who is sending….Check Fact Check or Snopes or some other reputable website….As we get closer to the Iowa primary in early 2020, no doubt strange websites begin to make […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College has announced the 2019 spring semester honor students. Full-time students who demonstrate academic achievement are recognized in two ways. Students who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the term are named to the President’s List. Those students are Rolando Almazan, Gabriel Barber, Royce Bernhardt, Corbett Booth, Kasey Brewington, […]

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Honor Roll

Superintendent’s List – Grades of 96 and above in all Classes 7th Grade: Violet Allen, Samuel Hernandez Velasquez, Kiera Lynnette Lewis   “A” Honor Roll – Grades of 90 and above in all classes 5th Grade:  Josiah Belle-Robinson, Brittany Jacob Ortiz, Ayana Murchison, Michael Reyes Maldonado, Dylan Taylor, 6th Grade: Alina Chavez, Devyn Clanton, Madison […]

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Bladen County Sports

ELIZABETHTOWN – Kaitlynn Brisson belted a walk-off 2-run single in the sixth inning Tuesday night that lifted the Slammers to a 5-4 victory over the Comets and to the championship of Bladen Recreation’s 13-16 Softball League at County Park. The two teams entered the game knotted with identical 2-2 records. The Comets took a 4-3 […]

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There is another new retail shop in Elizabethtown. River View Trading Post offers handmade gifts, jewelry, and more. James Leach, Crystal McDaniel, and Kyle Culkin opened the new store in town offering a variety of gifts made from several different vendors.  The store held a grand opening on June 1st and said the day was […]

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1665 – England installs a municipal government in New York City.   1787 – US law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old.   1849 – Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville, Kentucky)   1859 – Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered, first major silver discovery in the US.   […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Water District sent out a notice today, June 11, stating the Live Oak Well has been repaired and is ready to be put back in service. On Monday, June 3, 2019 the Live Oak well was shut down due to unexpected equipment related issues according to the water district. […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced MARCUS ANTONIO BLANKS, 32, of Saint Pauls, North Carolina, to 168 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. On February 6, 2019, BLANKS pleaded […]

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Contributed The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded a 2018-19 senior at East and West Bladen High Schools the DAR Good Citizen Award. West Bladen chose Edgardo Lara and East Bladen named Olivia Hollingsworth for the honors. The honorees were selected on the basis of dependability, […]

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All convenience sites will be operating on their normal schedule, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. However, the Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday on Thursday, July 4th. Normal operations shall resume on Friday, July 5th. Share:

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Crime Report

Zakaryia Abdin, 20, of Ladson, South Carolina, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Abdin previously entered a guilty plea in August of 2018 and has remained […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met Monday for their monthly session where they recognized Marjorie Graham of East Arcadia School and Debra Manegre of Elizabethtown Middle for being Spire teachers of the year. The Spire curriculum is used to help non-readers and struggling readers improve their reading skills. Attendance Awards were presented, and […]

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Honor Roll

Bladenboro Middle School released their Honor Roll lists on Tuesday, June 11. Honor Roll 4th Quarter June 2019 5th Grade Superintendent’s List:  (96 +)  O’Marion Brown, Jonah Bryan, Franklin Pait, Jackson Pait, Natalee Sykes, Makenna Thurman, Leea Wilkins, Faith Wren A Honor Roll (90+)  Kali Allen, Natalie Britt, Miles Bullard, Juandiego Burga-Cupen, Ashondre Green Bryant, […]

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Thankful for the rainfall. Most areas, could use more. Forecast includes a 40% chance today, and 80% chance for Wednesday and Wednesday night. Crops looking better, especially corn. Father’s Day Sunday, lest you forget. Congratulations, one more time, to graduates at every level. For those going into the work place, should be more opportunities than […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen’s Eagles will once again this season play in the Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic on Friday, August 12th at Lumberton’s High School’s Alton Brooks Stadium. This will be the fifth annual Battle of the Carolinas scrimmage and Coach Robby Priest’s Eagles have played in all of them. East Bladen will battle Purnell […]

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1742 – Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove. 1776 – Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence. 1837 – The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans. 1878 – DC is given a […]

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By Charlotte Smith There was a shooting in Elizabethtown leaving two victims wounded early Friday morning on Della Street in Elizabethtown. On Monday afternoon the Elizabethtown Police Department released a statement about one arrest in the case.  On the day of the shooting, Sergeant Detective T. Davis with Elizabethtown Police Department said one victim was […]

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By Charlotte Smith Awards are often given to honor persons who give to others without fanfare or expectations of reward other than personal satisfaction. One local humanitarian, Mr. Thomas Ireland, of Elizabethtown, went without acknowledgment and recognition for his good deeds. The seniors at the local center in Elizabethtown were saddened to hear about the […]

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