03/24/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:50 am Pork Skins Recall
  • 12:27 am Sayaun Dent & Sandhills Fifth In NJCAA Nationals
  • 12:24 am Track & Field Knights Third in St. Pauls Meet
  • 12:16 am Patty Evers Coaches North Carolina to All-Star Win
  • 12:11 am DeVane and Harrelson initiated into oldest Honor Society
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West Bladen pounded East Columbus 20-5 Wednesday in non-conference jayvee baseball action at West. Troy Edge started on the mound for the Knights and pitched 2 innings. Ray Jones came on in relief and pitched the final 2 innings. West Bladen improves to 6-3 overall with the win. More details when they become available. Share:

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      Logan West hammered a 2-out, walk-off double that lifted Bladenboro to a 5-4 Bladen Five Middle School Conference baseball victory over visiting Elizabethtown Wednesday. West came to the plate with 2 runners on base, and the score tied 4-4 when he delivered the winning hit. “We never led in the game until […]

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          A ten-run, third-inning rally propelled Bladenboro to an 18-12 Bladen Five Middle School Conference softball victory over visiting Elizabethtown Wednesday. The Lady Cougars had trimmed a 7-3 Lady Bulldog lead to 7-6, before the 10-run explosion stretched the margin to 17-6. Catcher Kasee Singletary slammed 2 hits and scored 3 […]

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The East Columbus at West Bladen baseball game was suspended by rain Wednesday night after 3 innings with West Bladen leading 4-1. Knight Coach Kim Cain said that an effort would be made to complete the game as part of a double-header later in the season. The Gator lead-off hitter in the first inning swung […]

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The Big Swamp Sluggers finished third in the Lower Competitive Division of the 67th Annual Azalea Festival Softball Tournament  played at Peters Creek this past weekend. Pictured are: Back Row (Left to Right) Daniel Skipper,Clay Allen,Jimmy Hudson, Thomas Williams,Johnathon Benson. Front Row (Left to Right) Tony Stewart, Mackie Singletary,Trip Lancaster,Seth Wagner,Brandon Locklear, Eric Williams.  Not […]

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Turkey hunting can be very rewarding! Once you have bagged a turkey, you can rest assured you will be eating something delicious. Tony Priest was out hunting in Bladen County and found this dangerous snake and wants to warn others. We wanted to help him get the word out. Be careful out there and have […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – The 2nd annual VGP Fashion show and fund raiser event will be hosted at LuMil Vineyard on April 30, 2015 at 7pm. (Vanessa G. Photography is locally owned and operated) Vanessa G. Photography’s Class of 2016 Senor Models will be featured on the runway wearing a broad selection of current fashions from […]

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On April 16, 2011 several supercell thunderstorms spawned damaging and lethal tornadoes that swept across 20 counties in North Carolina. Bladen was one of those counties. The Bladen tornadoes left 4 dead and millions of dollars of damage. The cell that passed through Bladen devastated an area northeast of Bladenboro and left one dead…bounced across […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The power went out in Elizabethtown at almost exactly 3 pm today. Some say it sounded like a bomb went off. A huge flash of explosion came from a power line at the corner of Poplar Street and Mercer Mill Road. The linemen working on the power line seemed uninjured by the […]

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Lumberton, NC—Southeastern Health (SeHealth) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Golden LEAF Foundation to assist with the renovation of a portion of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the organization’s Medical Education program. “The Golden LEAF Foundation created a special health care initiative to help reduce deficits in the number of professional and highly […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. (April 15, 2015) — With seven boating fatalities already reported this year in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges boaters to follow a few simple steps to ensure safety. Last year, the Wildlife Commission recorded 27 fatalities in 23 fatal boating accidents, of 130 boating accidents investigated. “We want to help […]

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Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup fresh ginger, minced 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 2 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 liter seltzer water, cold Preparation Combine water, sugar, ginger, and mint in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and allow to steep until room temperature. […]

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5th Grade A Honor Roll: Lauren Gooden, Hailey Guyton, Mary Lennon, Kory Smith, Latham Waters A/B Honor Roll: Raymond Autry, Kaylee Bagwell, Kassie Bagwell, Kayla Bell, Leeann Brigman, Sara Corriveau, Alejandro Esparza Delgado, Denitsa Dimova, Donnie Ezzell, Sydney Gardner, Destiny Gregg, Weslyn Hall, Heather Hardin, Marilyn Harris, Aubree Jacobs, Grace Mendez Juarez, Janiah King, Amber […]

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We are fortunate to have so many successful small businesses and family farms in Southeastern North Carolina.  Many of these businesses have become an extended part of our community as they have been passed down from generation to generation.  But, the longevity of these family owned and operated businesses is threatened by a sluggish economy, […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver Jim Stafford’s controversial (for its time) song was stuck in my head the other day, while a spider was stuck to my lip. That song, “Spiders and Snakes,” details a boy’s first big crush; like many youngsters in the Age of Overalls, he attempted to impress the love of his life with […]

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The 2nd Annual 8K Trail Run and Walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project hosted by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club will be held this Saturday at the Brown’s Creek Nature Park and Bike Trail. Last year the event brought many to our area, and this year the event is set to be even bigger. Community […]

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By Joy Warren  The White Lake Town Board met in regular session Tuesday evening.  Mayor Womble received correspondence from Tom Keith asking the Town to contribute funds to cover a reasonable portion of the legal fees ($5,595.80) for his attorney Poyner & Spruill Law Firm to craft the easement for the multi-use path that would […]

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By: Robert G. Hester Two Harnett residents have been killed after being struck by lightning.  One near Spring Lake, another in a Durham parking lot.   Lightning Safety Awareness Week kicks off in June, however, people die year round after being struck by lightning.  Prior to the lightning safety campaign, lightning killed an average of 73 […]

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Today is April 15….Maybe the most unpopular day of the year….Uncle Sam wants to hear from you, if you haven’t filed your federal tax info…. Hope you read our news release related to Kuraray’s logistics center at E-town.  Kuraray recently purchased some of the Dupont product line and by expanding their operation in Bladen County, hopefully […]

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West Bladen exploded for 22 runs in the first 3 innings and rolled to a 24-0 Four County Conference softball victory over visiting Clinton Tuesday night. Senior shortstop Morgan Sweeney blasted an inside-the-park home run to ignite a 7-run Lady Knight first inning. Sweeney finished 2-4 at the plate with the home run. Senior Amber […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery exploded for 21 runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat Tar Heel 27-7 in Bladen Five Middle School Conference baseball action Tuesday at Clarkton. The Panthers had jumped in front 5-0 in the top of the first, before the huge Blue Devil rally in the […]

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Jonathan Wright pitched a two-hitter Tuesday night in leading the Clinton Dark Horses to a 6-1 win over West Bladen in a Four County 1A/2A Conference baseball game. Wright struck out six and walked two in pitching a complete game. The right-hander threw 65 strikes and 34 balls. He allowed a fifth inning triple to […]

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Clinton scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away and beat West Bladen 10-5 on Tuesday in a Four County 1A/2A Conference junior varsity baseball game. Logan Spell was the winning pitcher for Clinton. Trey Storms took the loss for the Knights. Brandon Carson, Scott Bowen, Caleb Sholar, Jonathan Robinson, […]

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Shortstop Erica McKoy batted a perfect 3-3 and walloped a triple and a home run to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to an 18-2 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over visiting Tar Heel Tuesday. McKoy slugged the 3-run home run to left-centerfield to cap a ten-run Lady Blue Devil first inning, then swatted the […]

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This Day In History

1738—Bottle opener invented. 1817—1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford, Conn)   1850—City of San Francisco incorporated.   1861—Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Lincoln (US Civil War)   1865—Abraham Lincoln is shot & killed while attending the play, “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s Theatre.   1874—NY Legislature passes compulsory education law. […]

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By: Hailey Smith Born and raised in Clarkton, NC our very own Bladen native, Kenneth Brown very proudly had his book, “Me, Myself, & Multiple Sclerosis”, published just at the end of last year 2014. Brown was diagnosed with MS ( Multiple Sclerosis) which is a disease where the immune system eats away at the […]

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Vineyard Golf

There is a flurry of activity at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. The course, and it’s Miniverde greens, is in excellent shape. Recently fertilizer has been applied and the rains have brought the course to a brilliant green. Some low scores recorded recently were Mac Porter shooting his age […]

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By: Joy WarrenThe Elizabethtown/White Lake Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday, April 14th, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market at 12 Noon for their monthly meeting.  A presentation was given by the WBLA 1440 AM (AKA…Da’ Branch) Station’s Board of Directors members Arthur Bullock and Michael Boykin.  WBLA, the county’s only radio station, was purchased by Baldwin Branch […]

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Bladen County Register of Deeds Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing the […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Aubrey Flynt of Bladen Community College was appointed Eastern Director of North Carolina Community College Public Relations Officers.   Senator R.C. Soles, Jr. of Tabor City was the featured speaker at the Bladen County Democratic Convention.   Mac Campbell, Jr. of Elizabethtown was appointed County Chairman of the Jim Hunt for Governor organization.   Rev. […]

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Tacoma “Taco” Amberger will be on the minds and in the hearts of the participants and volunteers Friday morning as the Bladen County Special Olympics are held at Elizabethtown Middle School. Amberger was a student at West Bladen High School who died recently. The team that wins the banner contest will be awarded a taco […]

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RALEIGH – For many, summer is not complete without the taste of a field-ripened tomato, sliced and placed between two pieces of bread, with a dash of salt and pepper and a helping of mayonnaise. Thanks to greenhouse technology, consumers don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy a fresh N.C. tomato sandwich. Consumers will […]

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Bladen County Commissioners have declared several used autos and other items as surplus property and will offer it for sale at a public auction Saturday, April 25 beginning at 11 a.m.  The sale will be conducted at the County Operational Services Building, 272 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.  All vehicles will be sold “as is.” The surplus […]

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    JAPAN’S KURARAY EXPANDS PRESENCE IN BLADEN COUNTY WITH LOGISTICS CENTER AT ELIZABETHTOWN Move Highlights Southeast Region’s Appeal to Foreign Direct Investors Elizabethtown, N.C. – April 14, 2015. Surging demand for laminated glass used as building materials has led Kuraray America, Inc., to expand its presence in Bladen County to include a 175,000 square-foot […]

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32 year old Jason Lee Evans of Harrells has been identified as the man who robbed a Garland Handi Hugo convenience store late Sunday night.  He fled, then led Sampson County deputies on a high speed chase.  Evans traveled from Garland, west on NC 411, through Roseboro and Salemburg where he finally was stopped with the […]

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Budget time is stressful for most governmental officials….Saw some of that Monday as the Bladen Board of Education attempted to work through the process… I am not sure why anyone wants to serve on the Board of Ed.  No taxing powers in North Carolina…gotta depend on the local Board of Commissioners and the NC Legislature […]

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Junior Alex Coates pitched a perfect game Monday night to lead East Bladen to a 2-0 Four County Conference baseball victory at Wallace-Rose Hill. Coates struck out 6 and needed only 71 pitches to retire all 21 batters. “It was all kind of routine plays, and we made them,” said East Bladen Assistant Coach Robby […]

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East Bladen’s 3-run seventh inning rally fell just short Monday night as Wallace-Rose Hiil held on for an 8-7 Four County Conference Softball victory at Wallace. The Lady Bulldogs rode the pitching of sophmore Haley Rivenbark to a 4-0 lead, but the Lady Eagles fought back with 2 runs in the fifth and 2 more […]

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By: Hailey Smith The Division On Aging hosted their second fashion show Monday, April 13th. With many smiling faces and excited seniors waiting to watch, Amy Ruffin, Senior Center Director, opened up the show by introducing the judges for the show. Thomas Lee Ruffin and Joan Carrol Skipper helped with the hard decision of pronouncing […]

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Members of the Bladen County Board of Education and the administrative team spent several hours Monday hashing and re-hashing issues that will impact the 2015-2016 school budget.   Board members were ask to give staff guidance for a budget they will be considering at their regular meeting next week.  They must approve a proposed budget that […]

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Members of the Bladen County Board of Education and the administrative team spent several hours Monday hashing and re-hashing issues that will impact the 2015-2016 school budget.   Board members were ask to give staff guidance for a budget they will be considering at their regular meeting next week.  They must approve a proposed budget that […]

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As we move through Spring the ads appear for free kittens and puppies. Yet in just a few months many of these young pets will be unwanted.  Most animals born in our region will not get lasting homes.  Over half will wind up in shelters or even abandoned – and this includes purebred animals.   […]

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For the 26th year, Bladen We Care will hold their Annual fundraisers, a golf tournament and a Gala. The Gala will be held Friday, April 17 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Venue at White Lake. The wear WHITE Party features Hors-D’Ieuvers, a raffle, an auction and lots of music by the Black Water Rhythm […]

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Zane Hamilton Singletary, from Bladenboro, has once again been elected by his peers to serve as Class President for Campbell University for the upcoming 2015/2016 year.  Singletary currently serves as the Campbell University Freshman Class President, and will continue in that role until he takes his new office of Sophomore Class President in the fall […]

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Zane Hamilton Singletary, from Bladenboro, has once again been elected by his peers to serve as Class President for Campbell University for the upcoming 2015/2016 year. Singletary currently serves as the Campbell University Freshman Class President, and will continue in that role until he takes his new office of Sophomore Class President in the fall […]

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3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Arayah McKoy, Amado Rojas, Dyiamon Robinson “A/B” Honor Roll Bryan Barnes, Raffeal Bradley, Linwood Britton, Jahlil Carter, Damonty Davis, Gavin Dowless, Tahla Hamm, Kailey Heath, Celexia Miminger, Summer Monroe, Aldo Monroy, Octavio Morales, Kaety Priest, Karly Ross, Ayden Shaver, Gracie Smith, Julia Stanley, Nate Stewart, Aniya Thompson, Lacy Young 4th […]

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Remember the name Jordan Spieth….The 21 year old set all kinds of record over the past weekend winning the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia….pocketing $1.8 million.  His earnings over the past couple of weeks….Nearly $2.3 million….Bet the large companies are lining up with hefty endorsements…. So many positive things going on around us this week…..Budget […]

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This Day In History

1796—1st elephant arrives in US from India. 1860—1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California.   1865—Battle of Raleigh,NC.   1865—Sherman’s march through Georgia begins.   1869—steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)   1896—John Phillip Sousa’s “El Capitan” premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston.   1902—J C Penny opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.   […]

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Billy Workman Jr. won for a second consecutive week while two drivers improved a position from a week ago and earned their first checkered flags of the season Saturday at Dublin Motor Speedway. Workman Jr. won again in the Open Wheel Modified division, but it wasn’t as dominating as the season opener when he started […]

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I keep hearing all those old sayings about dealing with difficult times… What knocks you to your knees only makes you stronger.  How strong do we need to be… The best is yet to come for BladenOnline…Our product is proven to be good.  We are reloading…and  will be better prepared if and when another situation arises….We […]

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1776—Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina.   1811—1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA.   1844—Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States.   1861—Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War.   1869—North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law.   1872—Jesse James gang robs bank […]

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Sophmore Robin Coleman slugged a home run and pitched a one-hit shutout to lead Southeastern Community College to an 8-0 victory in the second game of a Region 10 softball double-header Friday over visiting Patrick Henry Community College. The Lady Rams also won the first game 3-1. Coleman struck out 7, walked one and only […]

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By: Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. After years of creating money out of thin air – a unique ability of the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) – we were supposed to be seeing significantly higher inflation by now. Economists, including yours truly, and non-economists both issued the […]

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Sophmore Robin Coleman slugged a home run and pitched a one-hit shutout to lead Southeastern Community College to an 8-0 victory in the second game of a Region 10 softball double-header Friday over visiting Patrick Henry Community College. The Lady Rams also won the first game 3-1. Coleman struck out 7, walked one and only […]

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West Bladen grad Clint Allen scored 2 runs and stole 3 bases Wednesday as his Coker College Cobras outscored Limestone College 17-11 in a non-conference baseball game in Gaffney, SC. Allen walked and stole second base but was stranded there in the fifth inning. The sophmore centerfielder was hit by a pitch to begin the […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners are scheduled to hold its monthly meeting Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Ivey Street. The meeting is open to the public. Among the items on the agenda are discussions about the fire station annex building on N.C. 131, seasonal workers and the landfill, and consideration […]

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced this week that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the emergency assistance for livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish program for losses experienced from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014. The program, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief […]

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N.C. Farm Bureau, N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. State Highway Patrol have launched a tractor safety billboard campaign last week that urges motorists to slow down if they encounter a tractor on the road. The campaign highlights N.C. Department of Transportation’s implementation of a new farm machinery warning sign depicting a modern tractor that […]

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The Cooperative Council’s annual Cooperative Leadership camp is scheduled June 14-18 at the N.C. FFA Center at White Lake. The overnight camp is open to rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students who are interested in energetic and interactive workshops, outdoor recreation and leadership development, team building activities, and small group session with an […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Cyber bullying has become an increasing concern in Bladen County. The Bladen County Baptist Association along with Lt. Mark McMichael, with Elizabethtown Police Department,  organized a Cyber Bullying Seminar to help educate community members about this rising issue.  Leading the seminar, Lt. Mark McMichael, a Certified Criminal Investigator and Certified Teacher, started with, […]

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We are getting there…I know you have heard the old expression…When it rains it pours….Charlotte Smith is a hard worker and we all—are determined to get to the bottom of the technical issues with BladenOnline…We will overcome… A group (Charleston food Bloggers) has named a ‘Best Resturant’ in each county in the state (more than one […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Buying food in bulk can be an easy way to save money but there are other things to consider. First, think about whether or not the item is something that you can really use.  Also, be sure to look at the actual cost per item. One of the biggest issues that […]

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By: Kenneth L. Clark  NCDOT Because of the heavy rains Thursday morning, we postponed the pipe replacement on SR 1712 (Lisbon Road); thus, it is open and will remain open until Monday morning (see below). Upcoming Closings: SR 1712 (Lisbon Road) Beginning Monday (4/13/15) morning at 7:30 a.m., we plan to close Lisbon Road at a […]

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We are getting there…I know you have heard the old expression…When it rains it pours….Charlotte Smith is a hard worker and we all—are determined to get to the bottom of the technical issues with BladenOnline…We will overcome… A group (Charleston food Bloggers) has named a ‘Best Resturant’ in each county in the state (more than one […]

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We are getting there…I know you have heard the old expression…When it rains it pours….Charlotte Smith is a hard worker and we all—are determined to get to the bottom of the technical issues with BladenOnline…We will overcome… A group (Charleston food Bloggers) has named a ‘Best Resturant’ in each county in the state (more than one […]

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We are getting there…I know you have heard the old expression…When it rains it pours….Charlotte Smith is a hard worker and we all—are determined to get to the bottom of the technical issues with BladenOnline…We will overcome… A group (Charleston food Bloggers) has named a ‘Best Resturant’ in each county in the state (more than one […]

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The Bladen County Boy Scouts will hold the annual “Investment in Character” fundraiser on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 a.m. in the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church activity center.  The speaker for the event is Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of Fort Bragg.  Reservations are required for this event.  Please contact William Findt at 910.879.5502 or Ronald Gooden at 910.876.2041, or any member of […]

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West Bladen’s Rahu Purdie has been selected to the All-Cape Fear Region Basketball First Team by the Fayetteville Observer. Purdie has already been honored as the Four County Conference Player of the Year and as a North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association District 4 First Team selection. The senior guard has been an All-Conference selection for […]

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East Bladen’s Lacey Suggs has been named to the All-Cape Fear Region Basketball First Team by the Fayetteville Observer. Suggs has already been honored as the Four County Conference Player of the Year and as a North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association District 4 First Team selection. The 5-10 junior was earlier chosen to the Wilmington […]

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Keep an eye on the sky for the next few days….conditions are right for severe winds, with gusts up to 45 MPH…. I see folks that appear to really enjoy working around the house…in the yard and shrubbery….not my thing…Don’t know what my thing is….smile…   Another reminder of a couple of Bladen We Care fundraisers….The […]

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This Day In History

1833—1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH) 1864—Battle of Pleasant Hill, LA, 2870 causalities.   1866—US Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.   1872—Samuel R. Percy patents dried milk.   1909—The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States.   1912—1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By: Jefferson Weaver I admit it, I loved the movie Jurassic Park. Not just because of the acting, the dinosaurs, or the concept, but because of a line spoken in deep sarcasm by Jeff Goldblum: “What could possibly go wrong?” What with another JP movie coming out, the media has been covering the whole cloning […]

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Boy Scouts

The Bladen County Boy Scouts will hold the annual “Investment in Character” fundraiser on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 a.m. in the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church activity center.  The speaker for the event is Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of Fort Bragg.  Reservations are required for this event.  Please contact William Findt at 910.879.5502 or Ronald Gooden at 910.876.2041, or any member of […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2015) — Space remains for two free fishing workshops being conducted this month by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. On April 11, the center, along with the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, will host the 4th Annual […]

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By: Robert G Hester Headlines April 8, 2015   Bite marks found on 1 year old child, step-grandmother charged with child abuse.   Letters, packages help 4 year-old cope with father’s death.   One dies in wreck.   7 year old struck in head by stray bullet.   “Malicious Act” cited in killing of 150,000 […]

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I love holidays, however, scheduled events must be re-arrange and as I grow older, change becomes more difficult… Bladen County Commissioners meeting was moved back 24 hours, Elizabethtown City Council met Tuesday rather than Monday and there was a special meeting at White Lake related to the “Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail” that runs through Bladen County, all […]

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Bladen County Commissioners met Tuesday evening, a day later than usual.  The change in meeting date was due to the Easter holiday. Commissioners approved the Consent Agenda that included the renewal of a contract with Logan Systems for work with the Bladen County Register of Deeds, approval of a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation and […]

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As the new month gets underway, the health reports for eateries have been completed for March. Below this article you can view the reports for all of the restaurants, day care centers, and public kitchens that were inspected during the last month. We all like to eat out, and sometimes it is unavoidable. We live […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

East Bladen High School student Michael Basinger was named to Who’s Who In America High School Students. Mack’s Store opened in Elizabethtown. Former Mayor Cecil Edge was named part-time Tax Collector for the town of Elizabethtown. Bladen County Tax Supervisor Bobby Roberts resigned his position in a dispute with the County Commissioners over reimbursement for […]

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Sophmore Kyle Tatum singled, stole second base and scored the go-ahead run in the eleventh inning on senior Matthew Massengill’s single as East Bladen won the third-place game in the J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards Tournament with a 12-11 victory over host Douglas Byrd. In the bottom of the eleventh, East freshman Sincere Smith took the […]

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Cody Patterson and Zach Bagley combined to pitch a no-hitter and strike-out 16 batters to lead Grays Creek to a 6-1 victory Monday over East Bladen in the semi-finals of the J. Hoyt Warren/Warren Edwards Baseball Tournament at Douglas Byrd High School. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles, now 4-8, will play Tuesday at 4 p.m. in […]

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West Bladen’s Laikyn Pait was named to the Robeson County Slugfest Softball All-Tournament Team. The sophmore third baseman walloped 2 triples, a double and three singles to drive in 5 runs and finish the Tournament with 6 hits in 11 at-bats – a .545 batting average. Share on social media using short link: http://a8c.636.myftpupload.com/?p=9678 Share:

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South Robeson erupted for 5 runs in the third inning and went on to defeat West Bladen 7-1 Tuesday in the third-place game of the Robeson County Slugfest Softball Tournament. The Lady Knights grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Senior Morgan Sweeney walked, stole second base, moved to third on Nicole Wyatt’s fly […]

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Junior Evan Odum pitched a 2-hitter and struck out five to lead Lumberton to a 12-1 victory Tuesday over West Bladen in the third-place game of the Robeson County Slugfest Baseball Tournament at St. Pauls. Doubles by junior Alec Brewington and senior Raleigh Forrest highlighted a 5-run Lumberton first inning that was capped by senior […]

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A new scoring record was set at the April 7 Southeastern Fellowship Golf Association Tournament held at Land O’ Lakes  Golf Course. The team of Jimmy Hedgepeth, Lloyd Hester, Andy Hood and Gary Bass fired 27 under par 45. There was a tie for second place with two teams shooting 22 under par 50’s. These […]

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CERRO GORDO – Scott Bowen belted a three-run homer, Cameron Peterson drove in four runs, and Trey Storms pitched a five-hit complete game Tuesday afternoon as the West Bladen junior varsity team routed West Columbus 15-7 in the consolation game of the Jiggs Powers Memorial Baseball Tournament at West Columbus High School. West Bladen, 5-2, […]

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Bladen County Parks and Recreation Director Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing […]

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By Joy Warren North Carolina’s new Coastal Crescent Trail, a 39-mile segment of the Mountains to Sea Trail was officially opened Tuesday, April 7th during a Ribbon Cutting Dinner and Ceremony at White Lake Town Hall.  The invited guests enjoyed dinner provided by the Town on White Lake.  Kip Godwin, a Board Member of the Friends […]

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The John L. Foye Rifles drill team competed at the 18th Annual Hoke County High School drill meet on 28 March 2015.  The JLF Rifles is the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s drill team.  The meet was composed of 14 schools from all over North Carolina.  The team competed in seven events.   Regulation Squad Armed and […]

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Bladen County Parks and Recreation Director Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder that when you look at these figures remember that counties have different tax bases thus some officials have more duties to perform that others. We will be listing […]

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By: Joy Warren Elizabethtown Town Council met in regular session Tuesday evening.  A public hearing was held for comments from town citizens regarding the Special Use permit for demolition of existing convenience store and construction of new store and restaurant at 404 S. Poplar St.  There were no comments made by the public.  Joey Taylor with […]

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Paul Lee Oxendine pled guilty to felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape Tuesday in Bladen County Superior Court for a crime that took place 19 years ago near Bladenboro. Oxendine, of Lumberton, was sentenced to a minimum of 120 months and a maximum of 153 months, according to a news release from the District […]

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An Elizabethtown man has been charged with felony possession of marijuana after more than five pounds of the narcotic was found April 1 at a residence on Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Clifton Martin, 52, of the 900 block of M&M Street, was taken into custody after authorities […]

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This Day In History

1788—1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta. 1798—Mississippi Territory organized. 1818—General Andrew Jackson conquers St. Marks, Fla. from Seminole Indians. 1827—English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches. 1863—Battle of Charleston, SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter. 1891—Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day. 1902—Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms. 1922—Warren G. Harding’s Interior Secretary, Albert B. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Go Duke….and they did…congratulations…. I hear the comments…one and done, rent a player….The rules are the rules….the NCAA rules… The Blue Monday Shad Fry is another great example of community pride….Current residents of the East Arcadia area carrying on a community tradition….. Our latest numbers, that we share weekly, continue strong.  The numbers, courtesy of […]

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BladenOnline.com Hits

It was a solid week for Bladen Online, thanks to you, our readers. Coming off two of our better weeks in our 7-year history, the numbers may be a bit down, but comparing the figures to recent years for the March 29-April 4 period, it shows Bladen Online is the source for news, sports and […]

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Bladen County

Paul Lee Oxendine pled guilty to felony sexual assault and attempted forcible rape Tuesday in Bladen County Superior Court for a crime that took place 19 years ago near Bladenboro. Oxendine, of Lumberton, was sentenced to a minimum of 120 months and a maximum of 153 months, according to a news release from the District […]

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Bladen County

After 19 years, a victim saw justice today in Bladen County Superior Court. Paul Lee Oxendine of 3645 Highway 711 West, Lumberton, pled guilty to Felony Sexual Assault and Attempted Forcible Rape. He received an active sentence of a minimum 120, maximum 153 months in the NC Department of Corrections. Irene Graham Riel was the […]

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It was a solid week for Bladen Online, thanks to you, our readers. Coming off two of our better weeks in our 7-year history, the numbers may be a bit down, but comparing the figures to recent years for the March 29-April 4 period, it shows Bladen Online is the source for news, sports and […]

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