02/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 10:53 am Governor Cooper Inducts North Carolina’s Ninth Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green
  • 10:45 am National Weather Service Radar to undergo maintenance
  • 7:49 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 7:44 am Middle School Boys Basketball Whiteville Central 52, Clarkton School of Discovery 20
  • 7:43 am Middle School Boys Basketball Elizabethtown 44, Bladenboro 42
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On May 14, 2015, the soccer field at Bladen County Parks and Recreation on HWY 701 in Elizabethtown was converted to a show field for the evening. A show for chickens! We had forty-five youth ages 5 to 18 involved in 4-H and FFA from counties across the region come out to show their hens […]

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I don’t know about you, but I can eat bacon for breakfast every day for months before desiring a change of taste. Think of ham steaks, ham sandwiches, ham salad, or mmmm, pork chops. Who doesn’t enjoy some bacon bits crumbled over a fresh salad? How about a succulent and delicious pork tenderloin cooked on […]

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By Jefferson Weaver The state moved a step closer to expanding captive deer farms Monday, as a proposal to move regulation of deer on hunting preserves from the Wildlife Resources Commission to the Department of Agriculture passed the senate. Approved on a 44-2 vote, the changes are included in the N.C. Farm Bill for this […]

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Want to know what makes NC Blueberries special? Blueberries were first planted in NC as a cash crop in 1936, by a farmer from New Jersey, who wanted an extended growing season. In Bladen County, the peak harvest begins in mid May and extends through the first of June. There are two main types of […]

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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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USDA

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also […]

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(Elizabethtown) – The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Bladen County, Chris Tatum, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.   “Any foreign person […]

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Agricultural Marketing Service Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 Samuel.jones@ams.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a […]

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By: Mrs. Shanna Harrelson While studying various introductory soil science topics such as general soil composition/type, erosion, agriculture, overgrazing, and land use, Mrs. Shanna Harrelson’s West Bladen High School’s Honors Earth/Environmental Sciences classes welcomed Mr. Ryan Harrelson, Bladen County Extension Director (with NC State University and NC A & T University) to their classroom. Mr. […]

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The North Carolina Board of Agriculture met recently and approved a referendum request from the N.C. Blueberry Council. The Council had requested approval to conduct a referendum among commercial blueberry growers in 12 counties, including Bladen.  Growers will be voting to assess themselves to support research and education about blueberries.   According to various sources, the […]

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning in April and until the last of November, there is no charge for soil testing, and sample results are usually ready within about […]

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Bruce McLean, Ag Extension Horticulturist, is offering two upcoming classes for homeowners. One is about “Making the Most of Your Vegetable Garden”.  Discussions include siting your garden, organic vs conventional, pest control, fertilization, irrigation, selecting varieties, soils, planting, growing and harvesting. This class is schedule for Tuesday, March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at […]

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Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON  —U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge today reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres is Feb. 27, […]

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The Bladen County Cooperative Extension office is sponsoring a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Class on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at their office at 450 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.   The BQA program’s mission is to maximize consumer confidence of beef by focusing the producers’ attention to daily production practices that influence […]

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Application deadline is April 1 The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State Fair today announced the creation of the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Program. The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior […]

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Bladen County Cooperative Extension and the NC Blueberry Council invite Bladen County Blueberry Growers to a special meeting on Tuesday, February 17 at Lu Mil Vineyard.  The meeting and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 8:30 p.m.    Presenters include Bill Cline–NCSU Extension Specialist and Researcher; Richard Blaylock–US Department of Labor, Wage and […]

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