05/26/2019
  • 8:13 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 26
  • 11:37 pm Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball: Elite 7, Reds 3
  • 11:32 pm Bladen Recreation 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball: Slammers 9, Comets 6
  • 11:22 pm This Day in History for May 26
  • 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
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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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Thoughts While Shaving

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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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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RALEIGH – Wildlife can wreak havoc for airports and their staff. Birds and other animals can damage planes on the ground or cause accidents by flying into the engines or roaming on airport grounds. To increase awareness of these concerns and to improve safety for all, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation will […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ST. PAULS – Lucas Oxendine struck out 15 and pitched a one-hit shutout Monday as Purnell Swett defeated West Bladen 9-0 in the semifinals of the Robeson County Baseball Slugfest at St. Pauls High School. West Bladen, 6-2, is scheduled to play Lumberton at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the third-place game. Purnell Swett is scheduled […]

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CERRO GORDO – Maris Hernandez drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the South Columbus junior varsity edged West Bladen 3-2 Monday in the opening round of the Jiggs Powers Memorial Baseball Tournament at West Columbus High School. West Bladen, 4-2, is scheduled to play West Columbus on Tuesday […]

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Sophmore Bethany Locklear pitched a one-hit shutout Monday night to lead Hoke County to a 5-0 victory over 3-time defending champion West Bladen in the semi-finals of the Robeson County Slugfest Softball Tournament at St. Pauls. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights, now 5-4, will play at 4 p.m. Monday in the Slugfest consolation game against […]

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CERRO GORDO – Mario Hernandez drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the South Columbus junior varsity edged West Bladen 3-2 Monday in the opening round of the Jiggs Powers Memorial Baseball Tournament at West Columbus High School. West Bladen, 4-2, is scheduled to play West Columbus on Tuesday […]

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Sophmore Bethany Locklear pitched a one-hit shutout Monday night to lead Hoke County to a 5-0 victory over 3-time defending champion West Bladen in the semi-finals of the Robeson County Slugfest Softball Tournament at St. Pauls. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights, now 5-4, will play at 4 p.m. Monday in the Slugfest consolation game against […]

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Bladen County Sports

ST. PAULS – Lucas Oxendine struck out 15 and pitched a one-hit shutout Monday as Purnell Swett defeated West Bladen 9-0 in the semifinals of the Robeson County Baseball Slugfest at St. Pauls High School. West Bladen, 6-2, is scheduled to play Lumberton at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the third-place game. Purnell Swett is scheduled […]

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Bladen County Sports

Grays Creek 6, East Bladen 1 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 […]

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On Wednesday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m., a total of 50 Bladen Community College students received awards at the annual awards ceremony. Chairman of the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Linwood Powell, presented Computer Information Technology student, Robin Novak, with the Academic Excellence Award, North Carolina Community College System’s most prestigious individual award […]

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On Wednesday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m., a total of 50 Bladen Community College students received awards at the annual awards ceremony. Chairman of the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Linwood Powell, presented Computer Information Technology student, Robin Novak, with the Academic Excellence Award, North Carolina Community College System’s most prestigious individual award […]

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On Wednesday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m., a total of 50 Bladen Community College students received awards at the annual awards ceremony. Chairman of the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Linwood Powell, presented Computer Information Technology student, Robin Novak, with the Academic Excellence Award, North Carolina Community College System’s most prestigious individual award […]

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Burgaw,  N.C. (April 6, 2015) – Four County EMC is joining more than 900 electric cooperatives across the nation to celebrate Monday, April 13 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. The occasion provides an opportunity to recognize the hard working men and women who selflessly build, maintain and repair the poles and lines that power our […]

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By: Robert G. Hester   The 2015 edition of the Blue Monday Shad Fry continued as usual Monday at US Lock & Dam #1.  Fresh shad and shad roe with the trimmings and hundreds of folks were anxious to carry on the tasty tradition.   According to those who know, the event is at least 65 years old […]

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    Barnhill Contracting Company of Rocky Mount was awarded a $13.2 million contract to upgrade the intersection at NC 87 bypass and US 701 south of Elizabethtown earlier this year and construction is underway.  The intersection will be upgraded from an intersection with a traffic light to an interchange.   Over 14,000 vehicles per […]

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Volunteers are the heart beat of the Special Olympics, and the volunteers help make the event possible. On Friday, April 17th the Bladen County Special Olympics will be held at the Elizabethtown Middle School football field. The spring games will be a great event with a lot of fun plan. Volunteers are still needed. A […]

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Money

Business Insider recently released information using the median income from the US Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey  to determine, ‘How much money do you need to make to be considered middle income class in North Carolina?’  Myfox 8 TV in the High Point area broke it down for North Carolina and across the nation. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Hope your Easter was good….busy, but good would best describe many, including the Hester household…Early morning service, breakfast at church, Sunday School, Worship Service, lunch with extended family, visit neighbors in p.m. and enjoy a good nights rest….did miss son #2….but had a couple of conversations….all in all… a good day. Enjoy spending time “playing on […]

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This Day In History

1789—1st US Congress begins regular session, Federal Hall, NYC 1830—Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca County, NY.   1859—US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico’s War of Reform.   1889—George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time.   1906—1st animated cartoon copyrighted.   1909—1st credit union forms in US.   […]

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Bladenboro native Hayley Baxley recorded her second pitching victory of the season Thursday as Barton College defeated Erskine College 5-2 in the second game of a softball double-header. Baxley entered the game with a runner in scoring position and the score tied in the top of the second. The West Bladen grad pitched 1.2 scoreless […]

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Tar Heel native Michael Inman pitched six scoreless innings as Methodist University ran its’ winning streak to 15 consecutive games with a 10-1 victory over Piedmont University Saturday in Demorest, GA. Inman allowed only 2 hits and pitched around five walks, while striking out one. The West Bladen grad raised his record to 3-1 on […]

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Baseball

Pitchers had a tough day during the game between HCA and Fayetteville Christian, as the two teams put up 33 runs combined in a 21-12 HCA win. There were 28 hits, including six extra base hits in the game. HCA beat Fayetteville Christian thanks to 18 hits, including four extra base hits. HCA scored eight […]

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Bladen County Sports

One driver had enough to make it to the checkered flag while another driver simply outlasted the field Saturday night as Dublin Motor Speedway opened its 2015 season with five races. Russell Erwin overcame a fading transmission to win the Late Model division, while Billy Workman Jr. had to fight through 13 caution flags to […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

For many, this is one of the most sacred times of the year….the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. For others a time to travel our roads, to drink and drive or dope and drive and thank goodness for our law enforcement…maybe those that ride the roads in an intoxicated or drugged manner should be placed in the “slammer”…and […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen exploded for ten runs in the first inning and rolled to a 24-4 victory over St. Pauls Saturday night in the opening round of the Robeson County Slugfest Softball Tournament at St. Pauls. Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights, the top seed in the Slugfest, improved to 5-3 and will play Hoke County (10-2) […]

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East Bladen High School

J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards Baseball Tournament Junior Alex Coates and freshman Sincere Smith combined to pitch a 4-hitter and lead East Bladen to a 4-2 victory over Freedom Christian Saturday in the opening round of the J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards Baseball Tournament at Douglas Byrd High in Fayetteville. Coates pitched 5-plus innings to pick up […]

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This Day In History

1792—George Washington casts 1st presidential veto. 1806—Isaac Quintard patents apple cider.   1862—Siege of Yorktown, Va.   1923—Firestone Company put their inflatable tires into production.   1927—Johnny Weissmuller set records in100 & 200 meter free style.   1936—Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die.   1941—In San Francisco, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced […]

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Baseball

ST. PAULS – West Bladen erupted for six runs in the sixth inning in coming from behind to beat Red Springs 10-6 Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Robeson County Baseball Slugfest. The Knights, 6-1, are scheduled to play the winner of the Purnell Swett-St. Pauls game Monday at 7 p.m. in the […]

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Jones Lake State Park had 320 people attend its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. Of course, the Easter bunny was there, posing for pictures with the kids, as was Smokey the Bear and other characters. There also were raffle drawings, games, hikes, face painting, displays and special events that took place at the state […]

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Town of White Lake

There will be two triathlons scheduled in May at White Lake. The first, WHITE LAKE SPRING HALF, will take place Saturday, May 2 and will consist of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. The second of the two, WHITE LAKE SPRING SPRINT 2015, will be held Sunday, May 3. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

This day is as good as it gets for college basketball fans…..4 teams remaining, 2 after today for the NCAA championship….Duke vs.Michigan at 6:09 p.m. and Kentucky-Wisconsin at 8:49 p.m.  Winners play Monday night for all the honor and glory..of being the NCAA Champion 2015. There have been so many great games over they years…few […]

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East Bladen High School

Cleveland Brown defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was recently awarded the 2014 Ed Block Award.  He was selected to receive the award by his teammates.  The Ed Block Award is given annually to a member of each of the 32 NFL teams who exemplifies the qualities of Ed Block, the former head athletic trainer of the […]

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This Day In History

1818—Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white strips & 20 stars. 1841—Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison.   1850—City of Los Angeles incorporated.   1862—US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War.   1870—Golden Gate […]

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This Day In History

1818—Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white strips & 20 stars. 1841—Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison.   1850—City of Los Angeles incorporated.   1862—US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War.   1870—Golden Gate […]

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This Day In History

1818—Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white strips & 20 stars. 1841—Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison.   1850—City of Los Angeles incorporated.   1862—US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War.   1870—Golden Gate […]

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Coach Evers

East Bladen Coach Patty Evers will be honored this weekend by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) with their Victory Club Award in recognition of her achieving her 400th career win this season. The WBCA Victory Club Award is presented annually to each WBCA-member head coach who achieves career wins of 200, 300, 400, 500 […]

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Bladen County Sports

Cody Butler pitched a complete game 2-hitter to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 14-2 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory over host Elizabethtown Middle School Thursday. Clarkton got on the board in the first inning as Dan Tatum walked, stole second and third, and scored on a passed ball.  Elizabethtown got walks by […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer invited interested citizens from across the 7th Congressional district to participate in advisory council meetings this week.  The advisory councils engaged different sectors within our communities throughout the district including agriculture, small business, veterans/defense, law enforcement/DHS, healthcare, and education.  Meetings were held in Johnston, New Hanover, and Bladen Counties. […]

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Town Of Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown Town Council meets Tuesday at 12 noon for a workshop and 7 p.m. for regular monthly meeting. Among the items on noon agenda is an opportunity for feedback from the recent budget retreat. The regular evening meeting will begin with a presentation of the colors by the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy Cadets and […]

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County Board of Commissioners and Staff

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners meet Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bladen County Courthouse.   The consent agenda includes the renewable of a professional service contract with Logan Systems, a contractor who provides services to the Bladen County Register of Deeds office, A Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation and the approval of […]

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Town Of Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown Town Council meets Monday at 12 noon for a workshop and 7 p.m. for regular monthly meeting. Among the items on noon agenda is an opportunity for feedback from the recent budget retreat. The regular evening meeting will begin with a presentation of the colors by the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy Cadets and the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

March winds and April showers are in our weather forecast for the next 48 to 60 hours… Three news released related to the Bladen County/Cape Fear Valley hospital yesterday….All good news….   Time for a trip to the grocery store….need ice cream, cookies, diet cokes, bread, orange juice, multi-grain cheerios and prescription refills…All or anyone of […]

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This Day In History

1513—Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain, 1st known European to reach Florida.   1776—George Washington receives honorary LI.D. degree from Harvard College.   1790—Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created.   1848—Thomas Douglas becomes 1st San Francisco public teacher.   1860—Pony Express began between St. Joseph, Mo. & Sacramento, Calif.   1882—American […]

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Bladen County Sports

Bladenboro exploded for 8 runs in the first inning en route to a 13-3 Bladen Five Middle School Conference baseball victory at Tar HeelThursday. With one out in the top of the first, Dalton Pait, Logan West, Jake Butler and Jeremy Pait drew walks. David Valenta laced a single, and after Colby White drew a […]

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Bladen County Sports

Clarkton School of Discovery outscored Elizabethtown 28-15 Thursday in Bladen Five Middle School Conference softball action at Elizabethtown. Catcher Erica McKoy walloped a double and batted a perfect 3-3 with 3 runs scored for the winners. Teammate Carleigh DeVane also batted 3-3 with 3 runs scored. Adrian Howell finished 3-3 at the plate for Clarkton […]

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Bladen County Sports

Catcher Kasee Singletary batted 3-3 and scored 4 runs and pitcher Kayla Dowless struck out 8 batters to lead Bladenboro to a 17-5 Bladen Five Middle School Conference softball victory at Tar Heel Thursday. Singletary slammed a double and scored a Bladenboro run in the first inning, but Lady Panther pitcher Conner Brisson hammered a […]

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Small Business Center at Bladen Community College

“Something for everyone!” Register online at ANY of the links- or call 910-879-5572 to reserve a seat for ANY of these NO-COST seminars! As part of the “Creating Your Opportunity” Seminar series, tonight we have: How to Start/Expand Your Coffee Cafe/Sandwich Shop/Bakery Business   Register Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM – […]

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Bladen County

ELIZABETHTOWN – Bladen County Hospital has been awarded a Gold Seal of Accreditation for computed tomography (CT). The American College of Radiology (ACR) granted the three-year accreditation after a recent review of the Elizabethtown facility. CT scans, also known as CAT scans, are noninvasive imaging tests that helps physicians diagnose and plan treatment for various […]

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On March 31 at 7:00 p.m., 23 students were inducted into the English Honor Society at Bladen Community College. These students are Dominique Brown, Christopher Carroll, Rebecca Creasey, Sydney Davis, Madisone Everette, Brianna Freeman, Jacklyn Galyean, Jordan Hayes, Kenneth Hyman, Summer Jackson, Dale Lockamy, Raenna Locklear, Ashley Love, Levy Pait, Elisabeth Pearsall, Marissa Rankin, Ludarious […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking the assistance of turkey hunters with a study of North Carolina’s wild turkey population. Successful hunters who want to participate are asked to remove the un-feathered portion of a lower leg, place it in a sealable plastic bag labeled with the county […]

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Telemarketing, phone scams, lending top the list of complaints Raleigh: Complaints about unwanted sales calls, telemarketing fraud and lending lead the list of consumer complaints to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. “Thousands of North Carolina consumers let us know when they don’t get what they’ve paid for, suspect […]

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The Annual Blue Monday Shad Fry will be held Monday, April 6 in East Arcadia located on the Cape Fear River Lock and Dam #1 in Bladen County and Southeast Columbus County…The Official State Blue Monday Shad Fry.  That’s the law approved by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 6, 2013.  The Legislation was […]

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The track’s been prepared. Team’s have spent the winter fine tuning their cars. Now, it’s time to drop the green flag and go racing. Dublin Motor Speedway is set to open its season Saturday with five races, including two that will pay $1,500 to the victor. “It looks like it’s going to be a great […]

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RALEIGH – As crews fight two wildfires in Western North Carolina, the N.C. Forest Service is also urging residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May. Firefighters from the NCFS and the U.S. Forest Service are battling the 595-acre Weed Lane Fire […]

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Michael Smith‘s effort not enough in HCA‘s 6-5 loss to Arendell Parrott Academy, the Crusaders first loss of the season. Michael Smith both hit and pitched well for HCA, but it wasn’t enough as HCA fell to Arendell Parrott Academy 6-5 at HCA on Tuesday. Smith racked up three RBIs on three hits for HCA. He homered in the […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

We survived April Fool’s Day…..I think….   The Bladen County Board of Education has a workshop upcoming on April 13….Some tough decisions to be made in the not to distant future….Reduction in attendance, many old school structures, and a squeeze from every funding source…or so it seems….   Difficult to talk and listen….many deep thinkers listen carefully […]

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This Day In History

1819—1st successful agricultural journal (American Farmer) begins.   1827—Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing pencils.   1863—Bread revolt in Richmond, Va.   1872—George B. Brayton patents gasoline powered engine.   1877—1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn.   1902—1st motion picture theater opens (LA)   1912—Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power.   1930—1st […]

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Bladen County Sports

Freshman Xavier Wooten batted 4-4 and walloped a triple to lead East Bladen to a 10-4 Four County Conference jayvee baseball victory over visiting Clinton Wednesday. After Clinton grabbed an early 2-0 lead, the Eagles pulled even with 2 runs in the second. Wooten singled, Nicholas Collins walked, Tanner Clark belted a single and both […]

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Bladen County Sports

Clinton capitalized on six East Bladen errors to score seven unearned runs and post an 8-3 Four County Conference baseball victory at EastWednesday night. The Dark Horses bunched 3 first-inning singles to scored their only earned run of the night and take an early 1-0 lead. East Bladen answered in the bottom of the inning […]

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Baseball

Corey McKoy struck out seven batters and pitched a complete game to lead Elizabethtown to a 12-7 Bladen Five Middle School Conference victory at Tar Heel Tuesday. Keshaun Davis batted a perfect 4-4 and scored 2 runs to lead the Cougar hitters. Teammate Josh McKoy slammed a double and a single and scored twice. Jasper […]

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“Help Everyone Respect Others” By: Hailey Smith An appearance was made today at Dublin Primary School by Miss Bladenboro, Lindsey Herring. Miss Bladenboro’s agenda was to talk with the students about Anti-Bullying. The crowd gathered at Dublin Primary School gave the queen a warm welcome, she opened up with telling her life story on how […]

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BladenOnline.com

March was a record-setting month for visits and a near-record month for page views for Bladen Online. There were 118,070 visits to Bladen Online in March, according to Google Analytics web tracking service. That far surpassed the online newspaper’s previous high of 105,802 visits in October 2014, according to Webalizer web tracking service, which was […]

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I was contemplating the true importance of the chores still facing me on a sunny spring Saturday when my phone rang. I recognized the number as a good friend, and answered in a tone befitting a Saturday, “What in the world are you doing?” “Sitting in the Green Swamp looking for my lost daughter,” was […]

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Lee Strickland

Harold Lee Strickland Jr. was arrested Tuesday in Wilmington on several sex crime charges against two children in Bladen County, Sheriff Jim McVicker said Wednesday.Strickland is charged with first degree rape of a child and three counts of indecent liberties with a child against two children in 2010, McVicker said. Both children were under nine […]

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BladenOnline.com Hits

March was a record-setting month for visits and a near-record month for page views for Bladen Online. There were 118,070 visits to Bladen Online in March, according to Google Analytics web tracking service. That far surpassed the online newspaper’s previous high of 105,802 visits in October 2014, according to Webalizer web tracking service, which was […]

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Junior Alexa Hernandez scored one goal and assisted on the other goal to lead East Bladen to a 2-0 Four County Conference Women’s Soccer victory over visiting West Bladen Tuesday night. Hernandez snapped a scoreless tie late in the first half by firing in a goal from about 8 yards out. The score remained 1-0 […]

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Four County EMC and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have pledged nearly $600,000 to the state’s teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2015-16 school year. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded directly to local educators for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded by traditional school budgets. The […]

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