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North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate.  The national rate…

Four County Baseball Standings

Boys   Conference All Games   W L     W      L Midway 6 1 11  2 Clinton 6 1  9  2 Wallace-Rose Hill 4…

Bladenboro Middle School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter 2015

5th Grade Superintendent’s List: Hannah Davis, Trent Pittman, Karlee Roberts “A” Honor Roll: Tamia Barber, Kaytee Bedsole, Cailey Collier, Hannah Hester, Hannah Kriner, Abby McLaughlin…

Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder…the annual Bladen We Care golf tournament will be played Thursday of this week at Vineyard Golf of White Lake…Call 874-4011 for more info……

Bladen Lakes Primary School honor roll

The following third and fourth grade students made the Bladen Lakes Primary School honor roll for the third nine weeks. 4th Grade Superintendent’s List (all…

This Day in History April 20

1775—British begin siege of Boston. 1777—New York adopts new constitution as an independent state. 1836—Territory of Wisconsin created. 1912—Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat…

Thoughts While Shaving

Much is going on constantly in the area…Saturday was a typical busy day…. Zane Singletary was elected chairman of the Bladen County Democratic Party….Youngest chair…

This Day in History April 19

1775—Minuteman Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon. 1782—John Adams secures Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government…

Elizabethtown Rotary’s 8K was a wet success

Despite the rain Saturday morning Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s 8K Trail Run and Walk fundraiser still had a great turn out. Mayor Sylvia Campbell and Rotarians…

County Commissioners Meet Monday

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners meet Monday for a regular meeting. Included on the agenda is the recognition of employees for years of service,…

Thoughts While Shaving

The first of two Annual Bladen We Care fundraisers was held last night and it was a huge success….Folks with medical needs will benefit from…

Large crowd attends Bladen We Care Gala

About 400 people attended the first of two annual fundraisers for Bladen We Care Friday night at The Venue at White Lake.  The ‘Wear White’…

Varsity Baseball: Midway 7, West Bladen 0

NEWTON GROVE – Left-hander Matthew Barefoot pitched a four-hit shutout and the Midway Raiders took advantage of six West Bladen errors in beating the Knights…

JV Baseball: Midway 3, West Bladen 2

NEWTON GROVE – Greg Nobles’ double scored Dawson McLamb in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Midway Raiders a 3-2 win over the…

SATURDAYS SPORTS

Softball 10 a.m. West Bladen JV at Lumberton (Double-Header) Elizabethtown DYB League At Leinwand Park Modified Coach-Pitch League 12:00 Rays at Marlins Field #1 12:00…

Softball West Bladen 7, Midway 1

Senior Nicole Wyatt fired a 3-hitter, and the West Bladen defense held Midway’s running game in check as the Lady Knights posted a 7-1 Four…

This Day in History April 18

1676—Sudbury, Massachusetts, attacked by Indians. 1775—Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the “regulars are coming.” 1783—Fighting ceases in the American…

Sports Thoughts

I enjoy scanning area news sources and see how Bladen County area athletes are doing..primarily those in various colleges….Can’t keep up with all…memory problems…. Michael…

Thoughts While Shaving

I am proud to claim Bladen County as my home….I know, a large, rural, depressed, but proud area of North Carolina. When something needs to…

Thoughts While Shaving

Been thinking about my mom who died 11 years ago…April 2004….well into her 80s…She was a strong lady…6 children and most, maybe all weighed over…

Turkey Hunters Beware!

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…

Wildlife Commission Stresses Safe Boating

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…

Lightning Kills

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.…

Thoughts While Shaving

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….…

We Are Paying Them What?

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…

Harrells man shot following Garland robbery

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. …

Thoughts While Shaving

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…

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