• 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 1:17 am Obituary: Clarence Angus Ferguson
  • 1:05 am Where Should I Play Golf … And What Does It Cost?
  • 12:57 am Three Bladen Players Named All-Three Rivers Tennis

Bladen Community College faculty, staff, students and community participants gathered in the Bladen Community College auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 24th to observe and honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

Community advocate and respected minister, Shawn Maynor, was the keynote speaker. He spoke on the importance of knowing your purpose in life. He urged the audience “to stay the course and get beyond the storms of life as Dr. King did”. Rev. Maynor encouraged each member of the audience to turn to their neighbor and say something kind. Maynor added “If this gesture was practiced every day, it would be uplifting for all.” Rev. Maynor is also the mayor of the Town of Bolton.

The MLK celebration is sponsored by the community college’s Diversity Committee.