01/23/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:58 pm Bladen County business helping federal employees
  • 4:46 pm Elizabethtown murder case remains unsolved
  • 4:35 pm Health and Human Services Agency meeting needs 
  • 3:03 pm Tillis & King Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Seasonal Worker Relief in Funding Agreement
  • 2:50 pm Secret about Bladen County Early College
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East Bladen High School

Record-setting East Bladen senior halfback Farrell Murchison and his twin brother, fullback/defensive lineman Larrell Murchison, have committed to play football next season at Winston-Salem State University. The brothers visited Winston-Salem State this past weekend, and the commitment was officially announced Wednesday morning. Other finalists included Arkansas State and UNC-Pembroke. The Winston-Salem State Rams finished 9-2 […]

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Bladenboro Community Building

The Bladenboro Town Governing Board cordially invites you to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on the newly constructed Community Building. Date:             Friday, January 30, 2015 Time:             2:00 pm Location:      109 E. Elm Street, Bladenboro, NC Refreshments will be served. This facility was made possible by a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the North Carolina […]

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Kiwanis Club Members

Elizabethtown, NC – Happy 100th Anniversary Kiwanis Club!  A century ago the club started its service in in Detroit Michigan and now has clubs all across the globe, including Elizabethtown, NC. The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club was organized in 1954 and has served the Bladen County community for over 60 years. The club is a collaboration […]

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Bladen Community College will kick off its 2015 spring semester Writers Series programs on Tuesday, January 26, with a program featuring author and history professor Dr. David La Vere. He will present a program centering on the Tuscarora War of 1711-1715. He was previously a guest presenter in the series in 2011, when he gave […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County commissioners announced at their Tuesday meeting that two special meetings are planned over the next couple of weeks and third is expected soon. The Bladen County jail project will be the topic of discussion at a special meeting on January 27 at 2:45 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room. On February 9, a […]

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East Bladen High School

Record-setting East Bladen senior halfback Farrell Murchison has been named the Four County Conference Player of the Year and Eagle Coach Robby Priest has also been voted the league’s Coach of the Year. The awards were selected by a vote of the league’s eight coaches. The awards are especially significant because the Four County also […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

Bladen County Commissioners listened as DSS officials discussed fraud, Foster Care and funding cuts from the state. Vickie Smith, DSS Director, presented a request for an updated DSS Fraud Policy, but, according to her, the issues at DSS are huge and growing… and in many different areas of services provided by the department. Smith said there are […]

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(L-R) Vickie Smith, Mildred Beatty, Peterson

Bladen County Commissioners recognized several employees for years of service at their regular board meeting Tuesday. Among those attending the meeting were: Robin Hewett      Computer Operations   5 years Mildred Beatty    DSS                          30 years Michelle Wright   DSS                         10 years Laura Strickland  Health Dept.              15 years Bonnie Drew       Health Dept.              20 years Joseph (JL) Lennon  Solid  Waste        10 years Others honored but […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Some days there is very little news….zilch–zero…seems one person is to many…and then others are, very busy…This promises to be a very busy day…so check often…We will keep you updated… Included today…Bladen County Commissioners meeting, (BladenOnline the only news source covering)…and lots of local sports news… Had some time to think about Bladen County while […]

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bbq chicken in cornbread cups

Ingredients: 2 (7 oz) packages sweet yellow cornbread mix 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups Springer Mountain Farms chicken, chopped cooked 1/3 cup barbeque sauce chopped sweet pickles, for garnish Directions: Preheat the oven to 400º Lightly spray a 24-cup miniature muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen’s Knights travel to East Bladen Wednesday night for a game that has key implications for both teams’ fates in the tough Four County Conference. Coach Travis Pait’s Knights are 2-3 in league play and 11-3 overall, while Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles are 3-3 in the conference and 8-7 overall. Clinton, Midway and Heide […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Elizabethtown Jaycees were planning to have their Distinguished Service Award Banquet at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Elizabethtown. Mary Blanche Jessup of Elizabethtown was appointed to the Teacher Education Advisory Committee of the North Carolina Board of Education. This appointment was made by State Superintendent Dr. Craig Phillips. Phyllis McKeithan was named Town […]

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East Bladen High School

Undefeated East Bladen, the No. 1 Class 2-A girls’ team in the state, host county rival West Bladen Wednesday night in Four County Conference basketball. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles, 6-0 in league play and 16-0 overall, remain atop NC Preps.com’s Class 2-A rankings that were released today. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights reside in […]

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This Day In History

      January 21 1677—1st medical publication in America.(pamphlet on smallpox), Boston 1789—1st American novel, WH Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” is published. 1827—Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing. 1846—1st edition of Charles Dickens’ “Daily News” 1853—Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worchester, Mass. 1861—Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S. […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Highest Temperature       77 degrees          1974 Lowest Temperature        -3 degrees           1985 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                  1.63 inches           1963 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                        2.5 inches             2009 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 66 degrees. Share:

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Boy Scouts

Dublin, NC- A large crowd gathered at the Dublin Scout Hut on Friday evening to celebrate the re-dedication of the newly restored building. Dublin Troop 622 members thanked their many supporters and sponsors. The troop announced that the re-dedication ceremony was to honor Scout Paul Davis. Davis was a member of Troop 622 back in […]

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The NC Office of the Courts has reportedly scheduled a hearing to consider the release of Joseph Sledge. 70 year old Sledge has spent over half his life in prison for the killing of Josephine Davis and her daughter Aileen Davis.  Sledge escaped from the NC Department of Corrections in 1976 near the time of their […]

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NC DOT

CSX Railroad will be closing roadway locations as follows: Wednesday    1/21/15      Elm Street in Clarkton Thursday        1/22/15      SR 1138  (George W Kelly Road) Thursday        1/22/15      SR 1137  (McKee Road) Friday            1/23/15      SR 1136  (White-Mckewen Road) Friday            1/23/15      NC 211 Monday          1/26/15     SR 1172  (Grimsley Farm Road) Monday          1/26/15     SR 1175  (Fourth Road) Plans at this time are […]

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Bladenboro Historical Building

A collection of paintings by Haley Barnes of Lake Waccamaw is on display through February at the Art Gallery in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building on South Main Street. The show, which is presented by the Bladenboro Visual Arts Council, also includes paintings from her late great grandmother. A reception for Barnes is scheduled Sunday, […]

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Crime Report

The following arrests were filed by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department from Monday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, Jan. 11. The people listed have not been convicted of the charges and are presumed innocent. Failure to appear charges are not listed. Monday, Jan. 5     Robert Johnson Britt: Simple assault-free text (misdemeanor) Jeffrey Andre Rhodes: Assault […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball is hold registration this week for boys and girls wanting to play in the spring. Registration is being held through Saturday at the baseball complex on Peremeter Drive in Clarkton. Registration times are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost […]

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East Bladen High School

MLK Jam at Union High School East Bladen Boys 60, Topsail 53 East Bladen’s Eagles rode a 22-5 second-quarter spurt to a 33-20 halftime lead en route to a 60-53 boys basketball victory over Topsail Monday in the MLK Jam at Union High School. Sophomore Ethan Hines fired in 11 of his game-high 16 points […]

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Jazmine Kemp

Jazmine Kemp’s Double-Double Sparks UNC-P Win Elizabethtown native poured in 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a 42-13 closing surge that rallied UNC-Pembroke to a 69-59 victory over visiting Clayton State Monday. Kemp also dished out 5 assists and collected 3 steals as the Lady Braves won for the fifth time in their […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Well, well….guess by now you know we are changing our look…not just our look, but some of our internal workings that will hopefully assist us in better serving the area…..still not complete and bugs continue in the system….but we are making progress….I promise… Change is more difficult for the senior members of the […]

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Area Fire Departments Conduct Special Training Several local volunteer fire departments have been involved in special training over the past several days. The sessions are being held at the Kelly Fire Department and the instructor is Dwight Sheppard. Saturday the training included vehicle extrication and helicopter landing protocol. Fire departments involved in the training included […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 20 1778—1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass. 1783—Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War. 1788—Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga. 1801—John Marshall Appointed US chief justice. 1809—1st US geology book published by William Maclure. 1868—Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee. 1872—California Stock Exchange […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 20 Highest Temperature       75 degrees          1972 Lowest Temperature       11 degrees           1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                   1.86 inches          1978 Greatest One-Day Snowfall                         2.0 inches            1940 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 64 degrees. Share:

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Steaming Coffee

5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy For many people, it is actually the single largest source of antioxidants in the diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables… combined. Here are a few tips to turn your coffee from healthy… to super healthy. 1. No caffeine after 2 PM Caffeine is a stimulant. This is one of the […]

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Red Hats at MLK Parade

Elizabethtown, NC- The floats passed, the beauty queens waved, and the politicians tossed candy to eager children Saturday in Elizabethtown at the 27th annual parade honoring the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On a sunshine-filled day and with the temperature in the mid-50s, several hundred people gathered along Broad […]

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Change On BladenOnline.com

We appreciate our readers, advertisers, and behind the scenes workers more than words can say.  BladenOnline.com team members have worked hard to provide the latest news and information to Bladen County for many years.  To continue growing and improving, change is a must.   BladenOnline.com does have a new layout. The new platform will bring […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of every January.  Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will be offering several free boating and hunting education courses this year. The classes are held each year and are free to the public. Boating education and hunting education will be 6 hour courses. We will be offering our first boating education class on February 15th from 1pm-7pm. It […]

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Lu Mil Vineyard Bridal Show

Dublin, NC- This past Sunday made another successful year for the annual Bridal Show hosted at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. Around 40 different vendors offered information to the brides-to-be, the bride’s family members and friends, and the general public.  “There was a real big crowd here” said Robin Summerlin, with Front Porch Party Rentals.   […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 19 Highest Temperature       73 degrees          1972 Lowest Temperature         9 degrees           1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation                  1.12 inches           1963 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 63 degrees. Share:

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Changes coming to BladenOnline….thanks for your patience, past support and support in the future…BladenOnline was birthed on February 1, 2008… A reminder of the MLK activities in the area today…In Elizabethtown, a parade beginning at 11 a.m…It will travel through the downtown are on Broad Street, right on Poplar Street and ending in […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History –  January 19 1861—American Civil War; Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama in seceding from the United States. 1883—The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 1915—Georges Claude patents he neon discharge tube for use in advertising. 1920—The United […]

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Four County Boys Basketball Standings Boys Conference All Games                          W          L          W           L Midway                                                    4           2          12            3 Heide Trask                                            4           2            9            6 Clinton                       […]

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Girls Conference All Games                                     W          L          W         L East Bladen                                                                 6            0          16           0 Clinton                                                                         5             1   […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Grabs 10 Rebounds For Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason just missed a double-double with 9 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, but his Campbell University Camels lost 69-65 to UNC-Asheville in Big South Conference action at Buies Creek. Mason also dished out 3 assists and blocked 2 shots. The Clarkton native […]

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More Saturday RA/GA Results Hickory Grove GA’s Defeated Galeed HG (11) – Madison Larimore 1, Maelin Wright 1, Summer Singletary 1, Makayla Wright 2, Hannah Hester 2, Ocean Woody 3. Hickory Grove Younger GA’s Defeated Galeed HG (18) – Emmee Ward 7, Kinsley Hilburn 1, Trinity Meares 2, Hayden Larimore 8. Share:

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Jazmine Kemp

Jazmine Kemp Posts 8 Points & 8 Rebounds for UNC-P East Bladen grad Jazmine Kemp recorded 8 points and 8 rebounds Saturday, but her UNC-Pembroke Lady  Braves dropped a 59-50 Peach Belt Conference decision to North  Georgia in Dahlonega, GA. Kemp canned two jump shots and a free throw in the first half which ended […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Correction – West Bladen JV Girls In West Bladen’s Jayvee girls game against Midway Friday night, we mistakenly reported that Perez scored 4 points for West Bladen. It was Jerena Purdie who scored those 4 points for West. Bladenonline regrets the error. Share:

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West Bladen High School Logo

JV Boys Basketball Midway 54, West Bladen 46 Midway’s jayvee boys grabbed a 10-0 first quarter lead and maintained that lead for a 54-46 Four County Conference victory at West Bladen Friday night. The Raiders led 23-10 at halftime, before Kasson Page fired in 10 of his team-high 19 points in the third quarter to […]

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This Day In History

1861—American Civil War; Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama in seceding from the United States. 1883—The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 1915—Georges Claude patents he neon discharge tube for use in advertising. 1920—The United States Senate votes against joining the League […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

JV Girls Basketball Midway 32, West Bladen 15 Midway raced to a 14-1 halftime lead en route to a 32-15 Four County Conference jayvee girls basketball victory at West Bladen Friday . Freshman Elizabeth Allbright led the West Bladen scoring with 5 points, and Perez followed with 4 points. The Lady Knights will travel to […]

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Saturday’s RA/GA Results Open Door #2 High School Boys 52, Lennon’s Cross Roads 35 LCR (35) – Seth Britt 7, Chandler Lennon 9, Hunter Prevatte 9, Malik 6, Donald McCullum 2, Ethan Prevatte 2. Clarkton Pioneers 48, Bethel 32 C’ton (48) – Pierce Melvin 10, Greyson Heustess 12, Adonis Avery 14, Jacob Priest 6, Joshua […]

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East Bladen High School

JV Boys Basketball Union 43, East Bladen 12 Union defeated East Bladen 43-12 Friday night in Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball action at East Bladen. Sophomore Chris McKnight tossed in 6 points to lead the East Bladen scoring. The Eagle JV’s are now 1-5 in the Four County and 4-7 overall. East Bladen will […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 18 1733—1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston) 1776—James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham. 1777—San Jose California, founded. 1862—Confederate Territory of Arizona forms. 1869—Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco. 1986—1st demonstration of an X-ray machine is US (NYC) 1919—Bentley […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Bladen Presbyterian Parish Council to host MLK Celebration Monday, January 19, the Bladen Presbyterian Parish Council will again host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance and gratis light lunch at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church Activities Center (“PAC”), the building immediately behind the sanctuary and educational building.  The event will begin shortly after the community […]

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National Weather Service

Bladen County Weather National Weather Service Today – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. High near 61. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight – Mostly […]

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Thoughts While Shaving Death is difficult for us….but sudden death in more difficult…but it happens…. Every time I hear the sound of an EMS or Rescue Squad vehicle, I am sad….not good for someone…however, I am thankful we have trained folks who manned the vehicles and are ready to care of those in need… I think/hope I […]

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10 foods you should never eat: 1. Quaker Oats 100 % Natural Oats and Honey Granola contain 3 teaspoons of sugar per half cup, and come laden with more artery-clogging fat than a McDonald’s hamburger. 2. Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks contain 10 or 11 grams of fat per frank. Most hotdog manufacturers now offer pork, beef, turkey, or […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Boys Basketball West Bladen 73, Midway 70 Senior guard Rahu Purdie poured in 23 of his 29 points in the second half to lead West Bladen to a 73-70 boys basketball victory over Four County Conference leader Midway at West Friday night. “I challenged him at halftime,” said Knight Coach Travis Pait. “He was doing […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

Girls Basketball West Bladen 54, Midway 52 West Bladen’s Lady Knights rallied from 8 points down in the final 6 minutes to pull out a key 54-52 Four County Conference girls basketball victory over visiting Midway Friday night. The Lady Raiders opened the final quarter with a 7-2 spurt that extended their lead to 45-37, […]

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East Bladen High School

Boys Basketball East Bladen 68, Union 37 East Bladen’s Eagles rode a 36-15 second-half surge to a 68-37 Four County Conference boys basketball victory over visiting Union Friday night. Sophmore Ethan Hines who topped the East Bladen scoring with 15 points fired in 7 points in the first quarter as the Eagles built a 15-7 […]

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East Bladen High School

Girls Basketball East Bladen 63, Union 12 Juniors Lacey Suggs and Abby Ward combined for 40 points to lead undefeated East Bladen to a 63-12 Four County Conference girls basketball victory Friday night over visiting Union. Suggs racked up 24 points, 6 steals and 4 assists to lead the Lady Eagle attack. Ward buried both […]

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Baseball

OTHER SPORTS SCHEDULES WEST BLADEN BASKETBALL 2014-2015 SCHEDULE Day DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME Wed Jan 21 East Bladen A 4:00 Fri Jan 23 Union A 4:30 Sat Jan 24 WRH H 2:00 Tue Jan 27 WRH A 4:00 Wed Jan 28 Fairmont(ENDOW) A 6:00 Fri Jan 30 Trask H 4:30 Tue Feb 3 Pender H […]

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A B Honor Roll

UNCP Announces academic honors for Fall Semester 2014 UNC Pembroke announced Chancellors and Honors lists for the Fall semester 2014. Chancellor’s Honors Students are eligible for the Chancellor’s List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.7 while passing at least 12 hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may […]

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A B Honor Roll

Harrells Christian Academy Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll for Second Grading Period Headmaster’s List (All A’s) Twelfth Grade:  Jessi-Kate Batts, Margaret Clark, Spencer Cooke, Fredrick Strickland, Amanda Sutton. Eleventh Grade: Catherine Armstrong, Rachel Bland, Anna Laurie Carter, McKenzie Parks, Vanna Prestage. Tenth Grade: Don Banks, Anna Burgess, Gray Fussell, Will Huff, Payton Johnson, Amos Lanier, […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 17 Highest Temperature – 76 degrees  2013 Lowest Temperature   –  6 degrees  1977 Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 1.60 inches  1924 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 55 degrees.   Share:

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 17 1773—Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle. 1863—Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia. 1899—US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific. 1911—Percy Mackaye’s “Scarecrow” premieres in NYC. 1916—1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville, NY. 1917—US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands. 1920—First […]

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Bladen County Agency Resource and Information Fair

Resources Fair Showcases Area Benefits This first Bladen County Agency Information and Resource Fair, held Saturday, January 17th at the National Guard Armory, was greatly needed and well received. Ann Garrett with the North Carolina Works Career Center of Bladen County was aware of the need to help get resources and information out to the […]

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Browns Creek Bike Trail

Community Working Together at Bike Trail This Saturday made for a perfect day for folks to come together to work to improve Brown’s Creek Bike Trail. The plan for the day was to put decking down on the 62 foot tunnel bridge, continue working on the new section of trail, and work on a changing […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving I rose early this morning and began going through old file/folders that should have been discarded years ago…I re-shuffle them from time to time….re-label, place in a different file for no apparent reason… Began to compare cost over the past humpteen years…Had it all laid out in a table….but it didn’t do […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Girls 30, Clarkton School of Discovery 22 By Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Jaytra Moore Peterson chunked in 27 points Thursday afternoon to propel the Elizabethtown Middle School ladies to a 30-22 win over the Clarkton School of Discovery.  Natalie Gainey was the only other Lady […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Boys 32, Elizabethtown 30 By Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician The Clarkton School of Discovery boys had to fight hard to pull out a 32-30 win against the Elizabethtown Middle School Cougars in Bladen Five Conference play Thursday afternoon. It looked like it […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Fires In 18 For Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason lit up the scoreboard with 18 points and 7 rebounds, but his Campbell Camels fell victim to a 20-3 Radford second-half run that produced a 72-55 victory for the Highlanders Thursday night. Mason connected on 9 of 16 shots from the […]

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Bladen County

Bladen County History (Wikipedia) Bladen County was founded in 1734 and named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. Bladen County was formed as Bladen Precinct of Bath County. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. Originally, Bladen was a vast territory with indefinite northern […]

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January programs at Jones Lake State Park Jones Lake State Park has free programs planned each Saturday in January. Each event is open to the public. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, call (910) 588-450. Here’s the schedule: Snakes: Jan. 17, 11 a.m.: Ever wonder what snakes species are at home […]

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Sen Rabon to Co-Chair Three Senate Standing Committees President Pro Tempore Phil Berger has announced his Senate Standing Committees and Senator Bill Rabon is co-chair of 3 committees and a member of several others. Rabon represents Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick counties in the North Carolina Senate. He is a Co-Chair of the Appropriations on Department […]

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Whiteville BB&T Bank Robbery update Two black males robbed the Whiteville BB&T bank around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.  Both men had their faces covered and were armed with hand guns. One employee was injured, but not by gunshot and was not believed to be seriously hurt. Police are reportedly looking for a late model white Honda, possibly […]

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Nick West

Fire Department Details From New Fire Chief The Elizabethtown Rotary Club welcomed the town’s new Fire Chief, Nick West, Wednesday at their weekly meeting.  The new Chief, originally from the White Oak area in Bladen County went over his background, what the Fire Department has going on now, and what his goals are now for […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on January 16 Highest Temperature – 77 degrees  1974 Lowest Temperature  –  8 degrees   1994 Greatest One-Day Precipitation  – 2.03 inches 1995 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 49 degrees. Share:

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 16 1493—Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip. 1777—Vermont declares independence from NY. 1847—John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory. 1865—Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft. Fisher NC, 40 die. 1870—Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today – Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tonight – Clear, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Saturday – Increasing clouds, with a high near 56. East […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

27th annual MLK parade Monday in Elizabethtown More than 75 entries, including, perhaps, more than 500 motorcycles, are expected to participate in Monday’s parade in Elizabethtown that honors the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. It will be the 27th year that Elizabethtown has held […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving January has been an interesting month….more cloudy, dreary weather than I recall in a while (may just be more forgetful)…but, every day is a good day… I appreciate “thoughts” readers….and never am I reminded more than when I make a boo-boo…and they tend to come often…The latest… I misquoted a gospel tune..The correct […]

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Kiwanis

Each year Kiwanis of Elizabethtown/Bladen County gives a scholarship for a Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District representative to attend the annual Resource Conservation Workshop.  The 2014 scholarship representative was Kaitlin Butcher, a senior at East Bladen High School.   At the Kiwanis meeting on January 6, 2015, Kaitlin shared her experiences at the workshop with […]

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Jazmine Kemp Double-Double Keys UNC-P Win Elizabethtown native Jazmine Kemp recorded a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNC-Pembroke to a 55-50 Peach Belt Conference victory over Francis Marion Wednesday night  in Florence, SC. Kemp also dished out 4 assists, blocked 2 shots and came up with one steal. The East Bladen […]

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East Bladen High School

East Bladen Lady Eagles Still No. 1 In State East Bladen rolled to victories over Pender, Heide Trask and Wallace-Rose Hill last week to remain unbeaten at 15-0 and retained their No. 1 ranking in the NC Preps.com Class 2-A State rankings. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles claimed 8 of 11 first-place votes. No. 2 […]

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Elizabethtown Primary Treats Moms   On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 Elizabethtown Primary School hosted our annual Muffins for Moms Breakfast and it was a huge success. Juice and a choice of blueberry or cinnamon crunch massive muffins were offered to all Moms. ETP served over 100 moms! The front hall held lines of Moms and […]

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“A Night to Celebrate” planned for cancer survivors The 2015 Relay for Life team will host “A Night to Celebrate” for survivors of cancer on Thursday, February 26 at the Clarkton Entertainment Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. All Team Captains and Committee Members are urged to bring finger food and all survivors are invited.  If you are […]

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136th Highway Patrol Graduation to be held Friday The North Carolina State Highway Patrol 138th Basic Patrol School Graduation will be held Friday, January 16th at 10 a.m. at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. The graduation marks the end of 29 weeks or extensive academic and physical training. There are no Bladen County residents in […]

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REGIONAL NC TEACHERS OF THE YEAR NAMED; STATE WINNER TO BE NAMED IN APRIL Nine teachers have been selected to represent their regions and charter schools as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year and will now compete for the title of 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The winner will […]

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Extremes For Bladen County

  Highest Temperature – 76 degrees – 2013 Lowest Temperature – 15 degrees  – 1964 Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 1.72 inches  1999 Greatest One-Day Snowfall  0.5 inches1931 Yesterday’s High Temperature was 38 degrees.   Share:

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This Day In History

1762—Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC. 1777—People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England. 1780—American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals. 1831—1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr. & Mrs. Person, Charleston, SC. 1844—University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana. 1861—Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis. 1863—1st US newspaper printed on wood pulp paper, […]

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service Today Areas of drizzle before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Tonight Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Anyone think you prefer August heat over January cold?  mmmm still think I prefer January…Really enjoy the spring and fall season…. Do you remember when you could travel by rail in Bladen County?  Catch the train in Clarkton or Bladenboro and travel east or west… I barely remember… Thought about that recently while in the […]

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Cleveland Browns’ Desmond Bryant ends 2014 with praise and honors A few weeks ago, Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil called Desmond Bryant the unit’s most improved player for the 2014 football season. The East Bladen High School grad has overcome plenty over the past 15 months to earn the distinction, including a heart procedure and wrist […]

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D J Mason

D. J. Mason Posts 16 Points & 8 Rebounds for Campbell West Bladen grad D. J. Mason pumped in 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, but his Campbell Camels dropped a tough 70-67 decision Monday night to Big South Conference leader Coastal Carolina at Buies Creek. Mason also dished out 4 assists for the Camels […]

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Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Girls 28, Tar Heel 10 Jatyra Moore-Peterson fired in 13 points to lead Elizabethtown’s Lady Cougars to a 28-10 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory Tuesday at Tar Heel. Moore-Peterson tossed in 7 points in the first quarter, and teammate Natalie Gainey threw in 4 of her 6 points in the […]

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Middle School Basketball Elizabethtown Boys 44, Tar Heel 9 Elizabethtown closed out the first half with an 11-1 spurt, then pulled away for a 44-9 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Tar Heel Tuesday night. Joshua McKoy started the game with a rebound basket, and Keshaun Davis stole the ball and pitched ahead to […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Girls 26, Bladenboro 10 By  Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Erica McKoy led her Clarkton School of Discovery Lady Blue Devils to a 26-10 win over Bladenboro Middle School Tuesday afternoon in the conference opener.  McKoy had 16 of CSD’s 26 points. With […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Basketball Clarkton School of Discovery Boys 48, Bladenboro 33 By  Marsha Burney Stats By Garrett Melvin, 6th grade Student Statistician Adonis Avery was on fire Tuesday afternoon when he scored 29 points to lead the Clarkton School of Discovery Blue Devils to a 48-33 win over Bladenboro Middle School.  It was the first […]

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3 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency 1. You’re exhausted The most common symptom of iron deficiency, it’s also possibly the most difficult one to detect. “Women are so used to having frenetic lives and feeling tired,” says Nancy Berliner, MD, deputy editor of Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. “They often […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division will begin an extensive survey in Brunswick and New Hanover counties Feb. 1 for the sweet potato weevil, the most significant sweet potato pest in the world. “The survey is being conducted to gain a better understanding of the weevil and its […]

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Board of Education Addresses Cyber Bullying The Board of Education met Monday night for their monthly session where its members were all recognized and presented a plaque and gifts from the various schools for Board Member Appreciation Month. Three schools were given attendance banners for the month of December. East Arcadia School won in both […]

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Bladenboro board opts to delay McLean Park field lighting The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to delay installing lights on the field at Clarence McLean Park as part of a request for a change in scope of its Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant. The request, which was recommended by Town Administrator Melanie […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) announces new staff hires for his district office. Dwight Williams will serve as the Congressman’s District Director.  Mr. Williams spent the past 27 years working with the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and the American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc.  During his time with the Farm […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) — By donating on line 27 of their N.C. state income tax form, North Carolinians can ensure the health and future of wildlife and their habitats for future generations to enjoy. Donations on line 27 support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission uses to […]

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