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Would you like to share your life events?  Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special occasions should be announced and celebrated!  Let BladenOnline.com assist you in sharing and celebrating your life’s moments.  Call (910)879-2910 or email bladenonline.com@gmail.com to submit information.

From Southern Living magazine: 5 Beach Weekends under $500

We rounded up five $500 weekends (and exclusive SL discounts!) at some of the region’s hottest beaches, from Miami to Hilton Head. The least you could do is send us a postcard. READ MORE

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; help raise awareness

May is national Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month and people are encouraged stories of friends and loved ones diagnosed with CF.  CF is a genetic disorder that results in the over production of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs and which can lead to repeated lung infections reducing a person’s ability to breathe over time. READ MORE

A Look at Brussels Sprouts

Sandra R. Cain

For Better Living

Sandra Cain

Brussels sprouts are the newest member of the cabbage family. The leaves are on the top

of the plant and the tiny heads completely surround the stalk. READ MORE

 

 

Jail-A-Thon deemed success; final tally not yet calculated

By: Erin Smith

There was plenty of laughter and smiles to go around on Wednesday afternoon at the Bladen County Board of Education as the Bladen County Education Foundation held their 9th annual Jail-A-Thon. David Wall, one of the event’s organizers deemed this event a success, though final totals have not been calculated as donations are still being received. READ MORE

From US News & World Report magazine:  7 Smart Money Saving Tips for Your Summer Vacation

No matter how far you are from home, time off is time off. Escaping from your job, taking a break from household responsibilities and skipping other mundane maintenance required for everyday life is rejuvenating. READ MORE

BladenOnline.com Roundtable Discussions Series on Opioid Epidemic: HB 243

 BladenOnline.com‘s roundtable discussions on the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and Bladen County continues this week with a look at NC House Bill 243 known as the “The STOP Act.” READ MORE

Lyn & Lola Johnson of Bladenboro

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Glenn Miller Orchestra May 19 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton welcomes back a favorite touring big band that perfectly complements the setting of a historic theater that first opened in 1928 – just 10 years before the original version of this famous big band was formed. READ MORE

From Travel + Leisure: Best Places to Travel in 2017

Putting together our annual list of the best places to travel is a process that takes several months—we survey writers based around the world, talk to our A-List travel specialists, and look at the most exciting hotel and restaurant openings. READ MORE

From the Huffington Post: Bringing Down the Open House: Tips for a Successful Graduation Party READ MORE

iPhone/iPad Tips and Tricks: Venmo, iPhone 7S/8 Rumors, Ding, Playstation Vue

By: Gordon Kinlaw

Walmart App Update

In my last newsletter, I wrote about the Walmart App and Walmart Pay. After a few weeks of using the app, I can say it works great so keep your cards in the card when you shop Walmart. I also switched my RX to Walmart and found that it is very convenient to refill your meds with the app. READ MORE

Connor Austin Bullard and Phoebe Carlin Campbell  to wed in June ceremony

Phoebe Carlin Campbell to marry Connor Austin Bullard

Chris and Debbie Campbell of Elizabethtown, NC announce the engagement of their daughter, Phoebe Carlin Campbell to Connor Austin Bullard, son of Johnny and Denise Bullard of Clinton, NC. READ MORE

Da’Jour Smith to wed Kristin Jessie

Chiquita Smith of Bladenboro, NC would like to announce the engagement of her son Da’Jour Smith to Kristin Jessie. Da’Jour graduated from East Bladen in 2009, and is currently employed at Parlett Painting, he is a loving father to Zha’Neiyah Smith who is 9 years old. READ MORE

Kayla Nicole Bridgers to wed Justin Michael Dove in July

Jeff and Denise Bridgers of Dublin, NC announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Nicole Bridgers to Justin Michael Dove, son of Edward and Leslie Singletary of Whiteville, NC. Kayla is employed at D’Vine Foods of Elizabethtown and Justin is currently a farm manager at Prestage Farms. READ MORE

Whitney Michele Nye and Michael Eugene Inman II to marry in August

Jennifer and Anthony Bryan and Mike Nye announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Whitney Michele Nye of Bladenboro, to Michael Eugene Inman II of Tar Heel. Michael is the son of Michael and Renee Inman. READ MORE

BladenOnline’s Roundtable Discussions Series on the Drug Epidemic: Pastor Cameron McGill

BladenOnline.com’s Roundtable Discussion on Opioid abuse in Bladen County continues this week with an interview with Pastor Cameron McGill.  READ MORE

Let’s Eat Out, But Where?

By Cheryl Thurston

Health GradesFebruary seemed to fly by in a hurry, and without the usual winter you might expect. Bright skies and sunny weather might have encouraged you to eat out more than usual last month. I know I did. READ MORE

Magnificent Lantern Festival Unites the Masses

FAYETTEVILLE, NC –– When The Lantern Fest®, wholly owned by Sack Lunch Productions, Inc. (OTC PINK: SAKL), returns to Fayetteville on October 7, hopes and dreams will weave a tapestry of light across the night sky.  Last year, more than 1,500 gathered at the Fayetteville Motor Speedway to see a sky filled with lanterns. Event organizers are excited to return for another unforgettable evening. READ MORE

 

BladenOnline.com Roundtable Discussion on: Opioid abuse in Bladen County

BladenOnline.com Roundtable Discussion on Opioid abuse in Bladen continues with an interview with Bladen County Sheriff’s Department’s Detective, Richard Allen.

Our staff sat down with Detective Allen to talk about the opioid problem in the county. He said about 75 percent of the drug arrests involve pills of some type.  READ MORE

 

BladenOnline’s Roundtable Discussions on the Drug Epidemic in Rural Southeast

BladenOnline’s Roundtable Discussions on the Drug Epidemic in Rural Southeast – Series II. BladenOnline.com is committed to bringing the rise in the drug epidemic to the discussion table in Bladen County. In 2016 we did the first Series in articles about the epidemic. Now, we will have more interviews about the problems our County and Country are facing with the drug addiction. READ MORE

Bring on Bladen is Back

Bladen County Steering CommitteeThe opportunity to voice your opinions about changes needed in Bladen County is here. About ten years ago the citizens of Bladen County were asked to take a survey. After the surveys were collected, task forces made up of concern citizens set out to make the changes suggested in the surveys. 
 
It’s time again to take a long serious look at our home, Bladen County.  The Bladen County Steering Committee made up of about 20 different community members have held two meetings. 
 
All Bladen County residents are invited to become involved in this process by taking a few minutes to complete the following survey. READ MORE
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