05/19/2019
  • 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
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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a promotions ceremony and held a swearing-in ceremony for newly hired deputies on Wednesday morning. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker welcomed the family members and friends who gathered for the ceremony to the Bladen County Law Enforcement and Detention Center. “I think it’s a big event […]

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By Erin Smith During the recent Cape Fear Council-Boy Scouts of America Council Recognition Banquet held on March 14th, 2019, Walter Bullard was recognized as the 2018 Eagle Class Honoree.  The banquet was held at the Hotel Ballast Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Bullard has been involved in Scouting throughout his life and is the founder […]

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The magazine Business North Carolina has named the top 100 hospitals in North Carolina for 2019. Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, the parent company of Bladen County Hospital, was named 14th best in North Carolina. Cape Fear Valley was ranked 17th in the 2018 list.   Share:

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Wilmington, N.C. ­– The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s master’s degree programs in nursing and public administration each moved up 12 places on the U.S. News & World Report list of “2020 Best Graduate Schools,” the university announced today. Three other programs – social work, education and part-time M.B.A. – also made the Best Graduate […]

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Contributed On Saturday, February 23, the West Bladen High School Science Olympiad team attended regional competition in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Knights walked away with medals from three events and a 12th place overall finish while competing with 20 other high schools and Early Colleges. Medals were awarded to the top 6 teams in each […]

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  Bladenboro Primary Schools has announced the Terrific Kids winners and the Terrific Kids certificate winner for the month of February. Pictured with Bladenboro Primary School principal Deborah Guyton, Paisley Dowless, kindergartner who was the winner of a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to Pizza Palace of Bladenboro. First Citizens Bank of Bladenboro donates twenty-five dollars […]

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RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol honored 55 sworn and 11 civilian members today during a promotional ceremony held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. First Sgt. C. M. Hardee, who is currently assigned to Troop B Cumberland County, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and his new duty station will be Troop B Headquarters.  […]

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West Bladen High School has released their honor roll for the second quarter of the first semester. “Superintendent’s List” – Any student with a grade of 96 in all Q2 classes and no more than seven cumulative absences during first semester. Miguel Aguilar, Olivia Allen, Arely Alonzo, Tamia Barber, Christina Bautista, Kaylee Bedsole, Joshua Benson, […]

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The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors poster, essay, public speaking, computer generated slide show, and computer generated poster contests at District, Area and State levels. These contests provide students in third through ninth grades opportunities to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation.  Bladen Soil […]

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Four County Electric Membership Corporation awards $10,000 in scholarships through the foundations of community colleges in its service area to students who have outstanding academic abilities and a need for financial assistance to further their goal of a college education. Pictured left to right for the presentation of a $2,500 scholarship check by Four County […]

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced the Chancellor’s and Honors list for the Fall 2018 semester. Chancellor’s List Bladenboro: Marley Lane, Charity Pait, Darria Parker, Hunter Willoughby Clarkton: Alexander Coates Elizabethtown: Kayla Pipkin, Harmony Weathers Harrells: Tabitha Cain Tar Heel: Laura Bellamy Honors List Bladenboro: Elizabeth Allbright, Rachel Bryan, Kaitlyn Gause, Sydney Jackson, […]

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Contributed Bladenboro Primary School has announced the honor roll for the  second nine weeks grading period for the 2018-19 school year. 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Talon Bailey, Joshua Blackmon, Makenna Bryan,Venus Cortez Garcia, Alayiah Cromartie, Nicholas Hilburn, ShaMoni McNair, Tylar Moretz,  Norman Ramos George, Ashley Shaw, Talon Storms, and Andrew Wren. 3rd Grade “A/B” […]

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RALEIGH – Hickory-based Merchants Distributors, LLC, or MDI, has been named the 2019 N.C. Exporter of the Year by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The award recognizes individuals or companies that have made a positive impact on N.C. agricultural exports. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler presented the award to John Gray, director of […]

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Eight Harrells Christian Academy students were recognized last Thursday, January 10th at the Terrific Kids, Golden Resource, and Jammin’ for Jesus celebration. Kiwanis Club representative Bobby Spell attended the ceremony to present Terrific Kid certificates. Aubrey Edwards, Matilda Parker, Arabella Wasserman, Lilly Kate Rogers, Sammy Martin, Adriana Wasserman, Laney Bell, and Ray Anna Ginn were […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a promotions ceremony on Thursday afternoon. “We have had a very successful four years,” said Sheriff McVicker. Several deputies received promotions. Those receiving promotions were: William Donald Britt who was promoted to the rank of Corporal and Joshua Blake Pittman was promoted to the rank of […]

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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students at Bladen Community College have received educational scholarships through the James B. Collins BLET Endowed Scholarship. The James B. Collins BLET Endowed Scholarship was established as a living memorial to former Deputy Collins who served with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department before his death.  For more information about the […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College (BCC) recently received its largest donation to date from the BB&T Charitable fund in the amount of $250,000. The funds are earmarked for the college to develop a technology curriculum to train and prepare students to be workforce ready, potentially for BB&T’s Client Care Center, and other businesses requiring these skill […]

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Contributed The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held December 2-4 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to Bladen County Farm Bureau President Albert Beatty who was recognized among his peers at the Presidents’ and Agents’ Luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten […]

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Lumber River Council of Governments Present Regional Awards On December 13, 2018, the Lumber River Council of Governments (LRCOG) celebrated 46 years of excellence and recognized individuals who have generously given their time and energy towards the work of the LRCOG. LRCOG Board of Directors Chairman, Mary Jo Adams, presided over the event. Jean Lloyd, […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy is providing more than $1.1 million to support 11 North Carolina environmental nonprofit organizations to preserve, protect and enhance natural heritage across the state. “North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful and treasured natural resources,” said Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “We are proud to support initiatives that protect wildlife […]

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Contributed The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown is a civic organization dedicated to serving our communities. The youth are a priority to the club. Each year the club donates up to five scholarships to local high school students, assists with heading up and maintaining Key Club(s) in the area high school(s) and offers assistance to the […]

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Contributed Linda Burney, Executive Director of Bladen Community College, received the prestigious NC CORD Distinguished Service Award last week at the NC CORD annual conference recently held at Central Carolina Community College. The award recognizes those who have served the organization and the cause of resource development in NC Community Colleges for many years. It […]

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in support of NC Project ACTIVATE, a five-year program that increases mental health awareness for students, provides training for staff in recognizing and accommodating students with mental health needs, continues research into […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized eight North Carolina schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “I’m pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said U.S. Secretary of Education […]

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Contributed Bladen County Native, Kelva Autry-Jones will be the speaker for the Bladen County Training School-Bladen Central High School Alumni Association’s Annual Awards Banquet.  Jones is the daughter of Kevin and Johnice Autry of Elizabethtown, NC.  She is a 2004 graduate of East Bladen High School. She holds a BS Degree in Education from Fayetteville […]

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Bladen Women’s Health Specialists and Kid’s Care were recently awarded the Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics. The recipients of this award represent the best our state has to offer in terms of support for the breastfeeding family. Machelle Williams with the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition presented the award. She said that on average, about […]

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Six Bladen Community College students have received Golden LEAF Scholarships. In the group photo, from left to right are BCC Vice President for Workforce and Continuing Education Sondra Guyton, students Mary Ellen Locklear, Chloe Atkinson, Estaban Sánchez, Victor Hugo Parra-Navarrette, Jorge Gómez, and Vice President for Student Services Barry Priest. Pictured separately is student recipient […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced that it has received the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the U.S. Department of Defense gives to companies for their outstanding support for employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The award is presented annually by the Secretary of […]

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By Roxana Ross Southeastern Health celebrated its first medical residency graduates Friday, June 22. The ceremony, which was held at the Southeastern Agricultural Center, recognized the 26 graduating residents who completed their residencies at SeHealth in either emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, or a traditional rotating internship. “We are extremely excited and proud, yet […]

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Contributed Boost the ‘Boro, Inc. announced today that Madison Cierra Byrd and Elizabeth Rae Allbright, both of Bladenboro, and graduates of West Bladen High School are the recipients of the first annual Boost the ‘Boro Scholarship. According to President Don White, “The scholarship award has been a goal of the organization since it was formed […]

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Contributed RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill partner and former North Carolina Congressman Mike McIntyre has been honored for a lifetime of public service by the North Carolina Bar Association. McIntyre received The Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award at the Bar Association’s Awards Banquet at its convention on Thursday, June 21st, in […]

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Contributed The West Bladen High School’s Betas have been working hard preparing for the National Senior Beta Club Convention. Cierra Byrd and Autumn Brisson are attending and competing at the National Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia, this week, and their efforts have been rewarded. Congratulations to Cierra Byrd for her National Senior Beta Club Convention […]

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Wesley Pines was recently recognized as the Top Performer in the 2016-17 Life Care Services (LCS) Life Plan Resident Satisfaction Survey in the areas of Overall Satisfaction, Accounting, Assisted Living, Communications, Executive Director, Extraordinary Impressions, Food and Beverage, Health Center, Marketing and Sales, Plant Operations, Security and Transportation. Rick Exline, Executive Vice President of Life […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College graduated 30 nursing students in one of its larger associate degree nursing classes in a pinning ceremony in May. The service included inspirational remarks from graduate Lynn Rich Worrell. Summer Lynn Culbreth was selected by her fellow students to receive the Professional Nursing Award, for demonstrating strong leadership qualities and […]

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SRMC Third Bed Tower Shift Supervisor and Registered Nurse Deborah Peterson was named Southeastern Health’s 2018 Baker Nurse of Excellence during a ceremony hosted by the organization’s Professional Growth Council on May 10 as part of National Nurses Week. “I have never had the honor and privilege to work with someone as thoughtful as Mrs. Deborah who […]

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Burgaw, N.C.- Four County Electric Membership Corporation (Four County EMC), received national recognition for its compliance with a comprehensive safety program called the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program (RESAP). RESAP is one of the few programs in the country that provides electric cooperatives a management tool for continuous safety and loss control assessment. The certificate, […]

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Elizabethtown Christian Academy participated in the North Carolina Science Olympiad held at Jack Britt High School on April 14. Hutchens Glenn and Witt Gooden placed 1st of 26 teams in Bottle Rocket competition. Sarah Cain and Eliza Waters place 6th of 26 teams in Science Sleuths.  READ MORE Share:

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) invites the community to celebrate and encourage local high school artists by helping select finalists for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Students from Matthews, Lumberton, Charlotte, St. Pauls, Fayetteville, Parkton, and Weddington submitted entries, which can be viewed in the “2018 Congressional Art Competition” album on Congressman Pittenger’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CongressmanPittenger). […]

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DUBLIN – BCC welding student, Savannah Doyle Schmidt, has been awarded the North Carolina Space Grant Community College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship. The Community College STEM Scholarship is based on academic merit and potential for successful matriculation into a 4-year degree program. It is the goal of the scholarship award to foster […]

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The Caliente Cowboys and Cowgirl, a student culinary team from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Buncombe County, cooked their way to first place in the first-ever North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition, held Monday at Guilford Technical Community College. With their Hot Asheville Chicken with Farmers Market Salad, team members Jacob Boyd, Lane Worley and Haley Marlowe won […]

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Contributed     Dublin – Bladen Community College recognized students with outstanding academic and personal achievements at a ceremony on April 4. The Academic Excellence Award recipient was Kyle Gause. Amber Johnson received the nomination for the statewide Dallas Herring Award. Savannah Schmidt was the region 5 finalist for the Governor Robert W. Scott Award. […]

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The West Bladen High School Concert Band traveled to the Robert L. and Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richland Community College, in Hamlet, on Wednesday, March 22 nd to participate in the Southeastern District of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association’s (NCBA) Music Performance Adjudication or MPA. The band, under the direction of […]

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By Erin Smith Two Bladen County Principals were recently recognized and awarded the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Award from the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association. The recipients of these awards are Elizabethtown Middle School Principal Elizabeth Cole and East Bladen High School Principal Jason Wray. The Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP) offers participants opportunities […]

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Thank you parents for helping to make our Fall Fundraiser a huge success.  Several children’s parents sold more than 29 items.  Pictured with Mrs. Guyton are Leea Wilkins who sold 61 items, Jeffery Burney who sold 51 items, Katelyn Robinson who sold 36 items, Jamie Harvey and Chloe Thompson who each sold 30 items, and […]

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By Erin Smith The Harrells Christian Academy Senior Beta Club traveled to Orlando, Fla., this summer and represented North Carolina well in competition at the National Senior Beta Club Convention. Cameron Tyler, North Carolina Senior Beta Club Vice-President, gave a rousing speech as he campaigned for the office of National Senior Beta Club Vice-President. His […]

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Ryan Jamar Henry of Durham is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship. Ryan is the proud son of Dawn Henry of Durham, North Carolina and Robert Henry of Alpharetta, Georgia. His grandparents are Alice Richardson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lorraine Henry of Elizabethtown, North Carolina and retired Colonel Daniel (Pamela) McFadgen […]

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Two Bladen County students were named by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority as recipients of scholarships valued at up to $12,000 from the Golden LEAF Foundation.  The students selected for the honor were Anna Long and Alanna Ludlum. According to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, Anna Long and Alanna Ludlum, each […]

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Several West Bladen High School students that received their CNA certification in the fall of 2016 were inadvertently omitted from the list of 2017 CNA graduates. The students are: Kassidy Anderson, Hugh Clark, Selene Flores, Kristen Hunt, Amber Long, Brianna Nance, Kayla Nunnery, Kathryn Schultz, Destinee Singletary, and Sophia Singletary. Share:

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The Elizabethtown and Bladenboro Rotary Clubs honored Bladen County veterans of World War II in a special ceremony on Wednesday at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery.  In all, fifteen (15) veterans were honored but two were unable to attend the ceremony. “By their honor, courage and commitment they defeated evil in the world and did […]

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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Tamara L Moore, a senior at East Bladen High School.  The scholarship was awarded for study at NC State University, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System. Funded solely by Credit Union members and given […]

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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Amber Nicole Long, a senior at West Bladen High School.  The scholarship was awarded for study at UNC-Chapel Hill, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System. Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based […]

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The Minuteman Foodmart stores were recognized by the Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund for their efforts in supporting North Carolina National Guardsmen who are deployed. Wesley Campbell said the Minuteman Foodmart stores became involved with the Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund four years ago. The program was formed by retired Sgt. Major Dennis Roach to […]

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One resident of the Elizabethtown Nursing Center was all smiles on Friday afternoon. Judy Scott placed first in the Silver Arts category in the Lumber River Regional Senior Games which were held recently. Her first place win allows her to compete in the State Senior Games to be held in Raleigh September 16 through the […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Bladen Community College conducted their graduation ceremony on Tuesday evening and graduated one of the school’s largest classes with 224 students earning degrees and certificates. Bladen Community College Board of Trustees President Dennis Troy welcomed everyone to the ceremony and challenged the graduates reminding them they have the opportunity to “change the […]

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The 2017-2018 Bladen County Principal and Bladen County Teacher of the year have been announced. Both educators have been described by colleagues and students as two outstanding women for their service and dedication. Deborah Guyton was named Principal of the Year and Patsy Moffat was named Teacher of the Year. Principal of Bladenboro Primary School, Deborah […]

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DUBLIN – Forty-six students walked across the stage to receive their high school completion diplomas at the Bladen Community College Readiness Commencement Program in May. Student speaker Samantha Haverty encouraged graduates. “This is only the beginning!” she stated. “After 13 years and seven failed attempts to get my high school diploma, it took only one […]

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The Bladenboro Middle School Bulldog Young Men and Young Ladies Academies marked a successful year with a special visit from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tanya Head. They addressed the group and reminded the students of what it takes to be successful in life. Following the talk by Dr. Taylor […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department has announced two officers who earned promotions recently. Officers Melanie Avant and Joshua Pittman were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Share:

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Clarkton School of Discovery competes yearly in the NC DOT Bridge Building competition. Our team of seventeen won the regional title in March, with a bridge constructed by CaraBeth Lewis and Darian Montgomery and went on to Raleigh to win the state title on April 28th, with a bridge constructed by Cate DeVane and Madison […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery Junior Beta Club is headed to Orlando FL. to compete in the National Beta Convention. Back in February, CSD won second place in Songfest, 2nd in Banner and Wreath and 1st place in Tower of Power at the state competition, thus receiving the honor of competing at the national convention June […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) invites the community to celebrate local high school artists and help select finalists for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Nearly 40 students from Matthews, Waxhaw, St. Pauls, Monroe, Lumber Bridge, and Charlotte have submitted entries, which can be viewed in the “2017 Congressional Art Competition” album on Congressman Pittenger’s […]

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By: Erin Smith The town of Elizabethtown recently learned it has been ranked No. 210 out of 500 in Millennial Personal Finance’s “Best Cities for Outdoor Lovers” report.  The report uses data such as the number of available campsites, the number of parks, and outdoor reservations along with the population to determine the rankings, said […]

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Bladen Lodge 646 of Elizabethtown honored several members on Saturday morning with a Brothers’ Breakfast and certificates for those celebrating 25 years, 50 years and 60 years as Masons. Attending the breakfast were widows, Past Lodge Masters, current Lodge officers, Brethern, and their friends and family members. “We congratulate you on your service to the […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton School of Discovery is having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction On Friday, March 31, to benefit the Jr Beta Club. There will be many items of interest for everyone. Some of the items up for bid are a night at the beach, a wreath and jewelry and much more. You can learn more […]

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The opening reception for “The Life of the Theater” exhibit at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton is slated for Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. Join us for opening night of our newest lobby exhibit featuring historic and current photographs of our beautiful, and beautifully-restored, theater which first opened in 1928. Photographs of […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce Jake Dean of Waxhaw has received a rare double-appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Dean is Battalion Commander at Camden Military Academy, president of the school’s STEM Club, and leads a program to tutor fellow […]

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Time is running out! Applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) close on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Teens from across the nation have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by joining the YPC. Young people on the council work to better their emergency preparedness skills to help […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – Teams from across North Carolina annually take part in a rigorous academic competition, which hosts 23 events in the fields of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology known as Science Olympiad. Clarkton School of Discovery’s JV and Varsity Science Olympiad teams competed in the regional Science Olympiad […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has been honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” Award in recognition of his support for policies which promote a healthy economy and job growth. Congressman Pittenger received this year’s award for his support of legislation to help small businesses access the capital needed to grow […]

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DUBLIN – State Employees Credit Union Members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, have awarded scholarships to Bladen Community College students Felicia Graham, Carie McLean, Clarissa Patterson, and Crystal Lewis. All four students are enrolled in the Nursing Assistant II program. Based on the credit union philosophy of people helping people, these scholarships recognize the students’ […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – March 24th, 1663 the Carolina Charter granted the right to “… levy, muster and train men …” in order to defend the property and peoples of the Carolinas.  The North Carolina National Guard has been on duty ever since. North Carolina National Guard Citizen Soldiers and Airmen for 354 years have been […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners meeting got off to a festive start on Monday evening when Breeden Blackwell, with Cape Fear Valley Hospital, joined Dr Roxie Wells, who serves as President of Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Health Care, to present the On Point Award to Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Charles Ray Peterson. The On Point […]

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HICKORY – West Bladen grad Trevor Lesane walloped a home run and a double to lead his Wake Tech Community College Eagles to a 13-12 victory over Catawba Valley Saturday. Lesane hammered Catawba pitching for 4 hits in 5 at-bats, knocked in 3 runs, and scored 3 runs. The freshman rightfielder also stole 2 bases […]

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White Lake — Police Officer Jay Davis was promoted to the position of sergeant during a ceremony at White Lake’s town hall Friday morning. Davis, of Elizabethtown, has been with the White Lake Police Department since February 2014 and is a graduate of E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, NC and the 2009 BLET Academy […]

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Dozens of expectant families gathered at four separate lotteries over the last two weeks, anxious to hear their name called. Those families did not win money or prizes, but they did win a coveted seat in a classroom at one of the public charter schools operated by the Roger Bacon Academy. High demand for seats […]

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Since the SECU Foundation was established in August 2004, it has awarded annual $10,000 “People Helping People” four-year scholarships – increasing from two to three in 2014 – to graduating seniors attending North Carolina Charter Schools.  These scholarships will be awarded to students attending one of the 17 constituent campuses of the University of North […]

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Bladen County, NC – Bladen County and representatives from the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) office are working together to determine if homeowners and business owners are eligible to receive hazard mitigation grants under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Designed to protect lives and property from future disaster, this program eligibility will be discussed at […]

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Bladen Lakes Primary School has released the honor rolls for the second nine weeks grading period.  Third Grade A Honor Roll Walter Andrews, Dylan Cruz Hernandez, Bella Robinson Third Grade A/B Honor Roll Madeline Barbour, Julius Battle, Hailey Bennett, Wyatt Brown, Joshua Dawson, Sabriel DePaul, Ryan Dove, Cameron Gardner, Kayden Hammonds, Alyson Horne, Noah Johnson, […]

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Certified Physician Assistant Rosa Jou-Zhang has joined Southeastern Neurological Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Health. She joins Dr. Saksith Smithason and Nurse Practitioner Josh Freeman at the neurological surgery practice. Jou-Zhang earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive and neurosciences studies from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., in 2008. She completed a master’s degree […]

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The job market in the town of Elizabethtown will soon by growing thanks to a Building Reuse grant. The N.C. Department of Commerce announced on Friday that the town of Elizabethtown received a $200,000 Building Reuse grant to be used for the “renovation of a 164,976 square foot building to benefit Specialty Product Technologies, bringing […]

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North Carolina State University has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. Three Bladen County residents were named to the list. Those named to the Dean’s List are  William Alexander Clark, Hayley Christine Milczakowski, and Chloe Paris Campbell. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 […]

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Fifty-seven of Clarkton School of Discovery’s Junior Beta Club members attended the North Carolina Junior Beta Convention February 6th & 7th in Greensboro. This year’s theme was “Beta Above and Beyond.”  During the convention, members participated in various academic and artistic competitions. Weslyn Hall, a 7th-grade student, campaigned for the office of President. Several students […]

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Darienne Breazeale and Chris Walter won the drawing for bladenonline.com‘s “Most Eligible Bachelor/Bachelorette Contest” presented by Bob’s Jewel Shop of Lumberton and Cape Fear Heating & Cooling.  The drawing for the winners was held Tuesday during the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown.  Entries were submitted by […]

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Today is National Organ Donation Day. Each year, February 14, is observed as a national day to focus on organ, eye, bone marrow, platelet, blood donation and tissue donation. It was originally designated in 1998 by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services in cooperation with the Saturn Corporation and the United Auto […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice has donated $1,000 to the Bladen County Hospital Foundation in support of the foundation’s annual gala. The Bladen County Hospital Foundation’s Masquerade Ball is planned for Saturday, February 25, at Lu Mil Vineyard. Sponsorships and tickets are still available. Tickets for the event cost $50 each and can be purchased by […]

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There is excitement in the air here at bladenonline.com as Tuesday marks the drawing in for our “Most Eligible Bachelor/Bachelorette Contest” brought to you courtesy of Bob’s Jewel Shop of Lumberton and Cape Fear Heating & Cooling. Our entries for Most Eligible Bachelor are as follows: Bobby L. Singletary, Joey Davis, Rufus Monroe, Clark Chason, […]

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced the list of winners for January. Several winners were Bladen County residents.  $1,000 Winners: William Booth, Monica Lowery, Rebecha Baxter, Mike Melvin, Lisa Callihan, Brenda Slack, Jean Gooden, Edward Greene, Wanda Ransom, Savannah Lewis, Fu’darius Beatty. $2,000 Winners: Larry Walker, Ryan Collins, Hubert Stevens, Deandre Billings. $5,000 Winner: […]

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Lyman Horne, Executive VP and General Manager of Star Communications was presented the NTCA Management Lifetime Achievement Award, Wednesday, at the NTCA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Horne, of Clinton, NC has announced his retirement after over 35 years with Star, including many years as Manager.  He will officially retire August, 2017. Share:

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Bladen County’s Kelsey Hammond was named the winner of the Miss Greater Southeastern Scholarship pageant on Saturday evening.  The pageant was held at the Robeson Community College auditorium. The pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss North Carolina Scholarship pageant which is scheduled for June and the Miss America pageant scheduled for later this […]

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This week is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one for Bladen County students, parents, teachers and friends. Today marks the first day full day of the Jr. Beta Club Convention which is taking place at the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro today and Tuesday.  Bladen County students from Bladenboro Middle School, […]

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Photos courtesy of West Bladen High School Bladen County was well represented this weekend as students were in Greensboro Friday and Saturday for the The Senior Beta Club Convention held at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel and Koury Convention Center on February 3 and 4. East Bladen High School and West Bladen High School competed […]

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Photos by Cheryl West Bladen County was well represented this weekend as students were in Greensboro Friday and Saturday for the The Senior Beta Club Convention held at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel and Koury Convention Center in Greensboro on February 3 and 4. East Bladen High School and West Bladen High School competed in […]

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WASHINGTON – As a strong pro-life advocate, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently became the first Member of Congress from North Carolina to co-sponsor the Sanctity of Human Life Act (H.R. 586), which states that human life begins at fertilization. “The issue at hand is the way our culture so casually treats abortion,” said Congressman Pittenger.  […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Diana Harris, RN, MSN, NE-BC, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for Bladen County Hospital. The New Jersey native has nearly 30 years of nursing experience, previously serving as Service Line Director for Women’s and Children’s Services at Cape Fear Valley Health. Prior to that, she served as Patient Care Manager for Cape […]

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Star Communications is participating once more in the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship program. Each year, the Foundation for Rural Service offers an annual college scholarship program and awards one-time $2,500 scholarships in different regions of the United States to students from rural America to assist with their first year of college, university of vocational-technical […]

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Star Communications is offering scholarship opportunities to all high school seniors who have Star Communications services in their residence that is on record with their school and they must provide proof of service. The student must also plan to attend a four-year college or university. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2017. There are […]

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The Arby’s Foundation contributed $2,000 to the Bladen Crisis Assistance Food Pantry on Wednesday. Kathy Page, with Bladen Crisis Assistance, said they began 13 years ago as a food pantry and in November of that same year they added clothing and the thrift store began. Page said they also wanted to add financial assistance but […]

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The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held December 4-6 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to Bladen County Farm Bureau President Ray Allen who was recognized among his peers at the Presidents’ and Agents’ Luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented […]

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Photos by: Blair Elizabeth Felder An Eagle Scout is the highest achievement one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America program. Only about four percent of Boy Scouts receive the rank of an Eagle Scout. Last Thursday, Elliott Madden joined a very prestigious group when he received the great distinction of becoming an Eagle […]

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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will have a Business Expo on Friday, February 17, at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Chamber Executive Director Dawn Maynard said that there is booth space available for the Expo. “The Expo is open to both Chamber members and non-members,” said Maynard. […]

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