03/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:19 pm Carter Farms- Job Vacancies
  • 3:46 pm Lock and Dam No. 2 Recreational Area will remain closed through late summer / early fall 2019
  • 3:42 pm New Host Campus for Governor’s School West
  • 3:33 pm $16.5 Million Awarded to Local Governments for Hurricane Recovery Work
  • 3:27 pm Tillis & Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Newborn Care for Children of Veterans
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Charter Day School Kindergarten students proudly show off their “I Can Read” certificates. Kindergarten students received the certificates and their own book as part of an “I Can Read” ceremony celebrating their landmark achievement of learning to read. The ceremony also included students reading their new books before a packed audience of family members. Headmaster […]

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Contributed Congratulations to Elizabethtown Primary School for their first place win in the Elementary Battle of the Books competition. Team members are  Janice Alvarez-Nunez, Emily Campos-Estrada, Jaida Harrison, Ellie Kinlaw, Mallory McDuffie, Jamiya Peterson, Brooklyn Skinner, and Allysa Stringfield. Battle fo the Books team coaches are Shantell Faircloth and Lashanta Junious and Elizabethtown Primary School […]

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The Bladen County Board of Education announced a special session on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the 2019-2020 school year calendar, and to discuss personnel matters, including the superintendent’s annual evaluation as per NCGS 143.318.11 (a) (1) and to consult with an attorney, if […]

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March 14-16 marks the 6-month anniversary of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, and State Superintendent Mark Johnson is using the half-year mark to remind all North Carolinians of the damage wrought by the storm and of the ongoing recovery efforts. “We’re not that far removed from this major storm, yet many in North Carolina may […]

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Cliff Tyndall, a Wilmington resident who teaches at Bladen Community College, has a new book out called “Camp Davis: a 21 Century History & Guidebook”. The author will be speaking in the college’s auditorium on Tuesday, March 19th at 6pm on the book’s subject and background.  The new publication is a supplement to Tyndall’s 2006 […]

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Prospective students, their families, and the residents of southeastern North Carolina will have the opportunity to discover the exciting array of educational opportunities and resources at Fayetteville State University (FSU). Open House, which is specifically targeted at prospective students and their families, will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 […]

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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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Columbus Charter School Kindergarten students will celebrate learning to read on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM with an awards ceremony. Students will receive an “I Can Read” certificate and their own book to celebrate their landmark achievement. Columbus Charter School’s “I Can Read” ceremony will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met on Monday night for their monthly session where after recognizing Vinston Rozier, Board Member, for his time served as board chair, they recognized several Clarkton School of Discovery students for their wins and accomplishments at the North Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention. Mitchell Newkirk, Fontina Hinson, and […]

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WARSAW, N.C., March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods, Inc.announced a $42,172 contribution to 34 primary and secondary schools in 21 counties across Eastern North Carolina, Eastern South Carolina, and Southern Virginia in partnership with AmeriGas, the nation’s largest propane company. These donations, earned through the AmeriGas School Days program, will be used to provide school supplies, invest in […]

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Contributed Charter Day School students Ava Bazonski and Stephanie Guto show off their gold medals awarded for finishing first in the Science Olympiad JV “Battery Buggy” category. Charter Day School scored top ten rankings in fourteen separate events.  This is the eighth year Charter Day School has competed in the Regional Science Olympiad held at […]

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Reidsville, NC- Jen Mangrum announced today that she will seek the office of North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNC-Greensboro. Jen has more than a decade of classroom experience as well as a decade in teacher preparation at both NC State University and […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College wrapped up the week before spring break by hosting a special presentation from WECT Channel 6 Chief Meteorologist, Gannon Medwick. Students from local public schools, the Bladen Early College High School, BCC, BCC faculty and staff gathered in the college auditorium to listen to Medwick’s interesting explanation of hurricanes and their […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson joins Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina’s business community in recognizing March as Students@Work℠ Month. This statewide career-awareness effort offers students the chance to hear from guest speakers, take part in worksite visits or engage in virtual programs to begin exploring potential careers.   Students@Work℠ is a partnership between the North […]

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Bladen County Smart Start is now registering students for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. When you sign your child up, they will receive one free book each month until their fifth birthday. To learn more, contact Bladen Smart Start at 910-862-3335.   Share:

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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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Contributed The East Bladen High School’s Key Club has made it their mission to help hurricane victims in Bladen County by providing service work. The local youth club, which is a branch of the Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown, worked from early morning until late afternoon at one area home. The students tore out damaged insulation […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

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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Surrounded by hundreds of teachers, school and district leaders, business and community leaders, and lawmakers, State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced his “#NC2030” plan Tuesday, a detailed strategy that will ensure North Carolina’s public schools are the best place to learn and teach by 2030. Tactics of the comprehensive strategy include continuing to increase teacher compensation, […]

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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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Appalachian State University has issued their Dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester. Bladen County residents were named to that list. The list are as follows: Madison Amelia Hill of Saint Pauls Brianna Sage Lindly of Elizabethtown Dylan Payne Melvin of Elizabethtown Share:

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Campbell University has released their honors lists for the 2018 fall semester. Several Bladen County residents have been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List. They are as follows: President’s List Stephen Harrelson of Bladenboro Dean’s List Hannah Allison of Elizabethtown Landon Batten of Clarkton Madison Singletary of Bladenboro Share:

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Contributed Dublin Primary School conducted their first Terrific Kids award ceremony of the 2018 – 2019 school year,  Tuesday, February 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the school gym.   Ten students from the second grade classes were recognized as Terrific Kids. The recipients were Amanda Bollinger, Levi Velasco Garcia, Taylor Cruz, Derek Mendoza Perez, Emma Bordeaux, Rut […]

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A board retreat of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled on February 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Building No. 7, on the main college campus in Dublin, NC. The February board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m. For […]

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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 East Carolina University has released their Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Honor Roll for the Fall 2018 semester. Several Bladen County residents were named to those lists. Chancellor’s List Megan Atkinson of Elizabethtown Dean’s List Megan Bennett of Bladenboro Cierra Coleman of Council Cassie Hancock of Elizabethtown Kaycei Pait of Bladenboro Emily Scott of […]

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The Elizabethtown Primary School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. 4th Grade Superintendent’s List A Honor Roll Janice Alvarez-Nunez, Emily Campos-Estrada, Nadya Colon, Samarah Daughtridge, Jaida Harrison, Yurisa Hernandez Lopez, Ellie Kinlaw,  Mallory McDuffie, Jamiya Peterson, Brooklyn Skinner A/B Honor Roll William Borza, Ta’Mani Brown, Mario Covington, Johnny Gonzalez […]

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Tar Heel Middle School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period.   Superintendent’s List – Grades of 96 and above in all Classes 7th Grade: Samuel Hernandez Velasquez, 8th Grade: Daniel Arellano, Neida Romero Pena “A” Honor Roll – Grades of 90 and above in all classes 5th Grade:  Ava […]

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Come join Bladen Community College as it hosts Randell Jones, award winning author, editor and storyteller on Monday, Feb. 25th, at 11 am in the Student Resource Center—College Library. Mr. Jones will be reading from his Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State and signing other books he will have available at the event.  […]

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Eight School Leaders Now Vie for State Title Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2019 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. The winner will succeed the 2018 recipient, Tabari Wallace, principal of West […]

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Dublin Primary

Dublin Primary School has announced the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. Third Grade: Superintendent’s List:  Cole Brisson and Nazir Campbell. A Honor Roll:  Sarahi Cuc Reyes, Gracey Edwards, Cooper Mills, Everlee Nance, Halle Nobles,Eliseo Pablo Bautista, Ja’Leah Purdie, and Haley Taylor. A/B Honor Roll:  Dylan Brisson, Gavin Brisson, Serenity Council, Jason […]

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Paul Brown Leadership Academy

Contributed The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win $1,000. The drawing for the winner will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019. Wade Kinlaw, a member of the PTO said, “They want to do more repairs and upgrades to the buildings. Such […]

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Public Meeting

The Bladen County Educational Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized and existing to provide financial help for the public schools and educators of Bladen County, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 5:30 P.M., in the public meeting room of the Bladen County Board of Education on US Highway 701 South, […]

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North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson announced several leadership additions for the Department of Public Instruction today. “We continue to build a great team, and whether talent comes from promoting existing DPI staff, from school districts or from elsewhere, I am excited to be working with top talent to bring needed innovations to […]

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Bladenboro Primary

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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Bladen County students performed in many division at the North Carolina State Senior Beta Club Convention in Greensboro. Taking time out from other commitments like classes and sports practices reaped rewards for the local students and schools. Amy Lutrell, Club Sponsor, addressed the club members saying, “You all have been some of the most kind, […]

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By Dora Brogdon North Carolina State University has released their Dean’s List for the Fall  semester 2018. Several students from Bladen County were named to the list. They are as follows: Sarah E Baldwin, Savannah Jeanette Campbell, Sophie McQueen Campbell, Allison Brooke Morris, Jacob Russell Barber, Jeremy Lynn Davis, and Emily Michelle Thomas. Share:

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By Dora Brogdon The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has released their Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Several students from Bladen County were included on the list and they are as follows: Bladenboro: Chelsea Danielle Burney Clarkton: Grey Wilton Caballero, James Brandon Thompson, and Abigail Kenan Ward. Elizabethtown: Cynthia Millie Benovitz, Lindsey Louise Bockover, Kenneth […]

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Bladen County Students are performing well at the North Carolina State Beta Club Convention. Bladen has two officer candidates, Khalil McKoy from East Bladen High School for President and William David deAndrade from Harrells Christian Academy Candidate for Secretary. Newly announced East Bladen’s Peyton Fell and Jackson Bostic made top 5 in their talent competition […]

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Contributed An integral part of fulfilling Farm Bureau’s mission is to make leadership development available to our members.  We feel that education is an important component of leadership.  Providing opportunities for our future leaders to obtain an education is important to us.  We are proud to offer the following to our members. Our Cecil McClure […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College Health and Wellness Committee kicked off the observance of American Heart Month by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 1st. On the first Friday of every February, people across the nation come together by wearing red to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of […]

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The Beta Club members at East Bladen and West Bladen High Schools are in Greensboro this weekend to compete at the state the annual Senior Beta Club Convention held at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel and Koury Convention Center. Khalil McKoy of East Bladen High School will campaign for the seat of President and William […]

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UPDATE: View the most updated information about this article here: https://bladenonline.com/bladen-county-champions-at-the-nc-junior-beta-convention/ The Junior Beta Club State Convention will wrap up today in Greensboro, N.C. We have been following Bladen County students while they compete at the state convention. We will publish all the schools that attended the convention and where they placed in their competitions […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson and North Carolina Community College System President Peter Hans have joined to proclaim the month of February “Career Pathways Month” in North Carolina. The proclamation acknowledges the many great career paths that are available to North Carolina’s public school students. Superintendent Johnson and President Hans made the announcement at the North […]

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Contributed Nine teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year for their dedication, innovation and ability to inspire students to achieve. These accomplished educators will now compete for the title of 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The winner succeeds the 2018 Teacher […]

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Bladen County’s Junior Beta Club members are heading to Greensboro this weekend to compete at the North Carolina Junior Beta Club convention held at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel and Koury Convention Center Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A pair of Bladen County’s Junior Betas will compete for State offices. Jair McElveen […]

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Contributed The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering several great new no-cost seminars and webinar this month. The main campus in Building 2, Room 202 hosts useful seminars throughout the month starting on Saturday February 16 from 9 AM to 12PM, “Grant Writing 101” will provide the basic information for starting […]

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Bladen Community College officially announces the move of its Small Business Center to the new Elizabethtown Small Business Incubator located in the renovated post office building at 209 East Broad Street in downtown Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Small Business Incubator is the perfect new location for the Small Business Center to reach individuals, small businesses, non-profits […]

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The Bladen Early College High School has released their honor rolls for the second quarter. A Honor Roll Faith Graham and Kayla Maria Todd. A/B Honor Roll Kaylee Breanna Bagwell, Yasmine Renee Benson, Connie Breanna Carroll, Daliyah Monique Carroway, Janiah LaPorchia King, Tyler Gordon Lewis, Cynthia Maldonado Ortiz, Donald Preston McAllister, Marilyn Rose Musselwhite, Destiny […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Schools held a Youth and Vaping 101 Community forum this week to help educate teachers, parents and students about the rising issues with vaping. Smoking costs North Carolina $3.81 billion per year in healthcare costs, according to Travis Greer, with the NC Youth Tobacco Prevention, who led the presentation. Greer […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, the Civitas Institute released the results of its annual North Carolina School Choice Poll, which surveyed registered voters regarding their opinion on school choice issues. The week of January 20-26 is National School Choice Week. The compelling findings send a clear signal that North Carolinians of all ages, races, and political […]

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By Charlotte Smith Hurricane Florence poured rain down causing mold damage at the historic Harmony Hall Plantation in White Oak. The continued rain has made recovery efforts hard. Harmony Hall Plantation is the 1760’s era home of Col. James Richardson on the Cape Fear River. The plantation today is home to several buildings that span […]

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Contributed A training session has been scheduled for all non-certified staff which began employment as of July 1, 2005, and has not taken the training class. This Class Is Also Open To The Public: DATE:     January 29, 30, 31, Feb.1 2019 LOCATION:    Red Training Room Board of Education Anyone that needs a School Bus Pocket Card to drive an activity […]

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Making good on the promise he made when he entered office, State Superintendent Mark Johnson today announced initiatives to reduce the testing currently required for students in North Carolina’s public schools. The steps come after getting feedback from parents and teachers. Recent surveys showed a high percentage feel that students are taking too many tests. […]

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Starting today, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction is seeking formal proposals from charter schools across the state to join a $26.6 million federally funded state initiative to help meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged students. Under the five-year program, Advancing Charter Collaboration and Excellence for Student Success, or NC ACCESS, the Department of Public […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this Monday for their monthly session where the board was recognized and presented gifts from the county’s schools and various departments in honor of School Board Appreciation Month. Both West Bladen High School and Bladen Lakes Primary had made videos with students thanking the board for their […]

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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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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College announces the extension of its Spring 2019 registration. Students can enroll in spring semester classes on Monday, January 7th from 9am until 1pm and again on Tuesday, January 8th from 9am until 1pm. Spring classes start Wednesday, January 9th. First and second 8 week classes are still available. Anyone interested […]

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Star Communications is participating in the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship program in 2019. 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 Telephone Membership Corporation is offering scholarship opportunities to high school seniors. The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors who have one of the Star Communications services in their residence on record with their respective school and they must provide proof of that service. The student must also plan to attend a […]

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Contributed DUBLIN – Class registration for the 2019 spring term is in full swing at Bladen Community College, as the college welcomes new and returning students to campus. Classes are available in both curriculum and continuing education programs. “Potential students can still register for spring classes,” states Barry Priest, Vice President for Student Services. “Our […]

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Contributed The deadline is quickly approaching if your child would like to participate in the 4-H/FFA Laying Hens project. The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. A Flyer and Registration form announcing the activity can be found here https://bladen.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/12/2019-regional-chicken-project/.  Participants must be between the ages of 5 to 18 as of January 1, […]

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Don’t put it off any longer! Make it your new year’s resolution to enroll at Bladen Community College in a program designed to help adult learners obtain a high school diploma or equivalent. It may also be an alternative choice for minors who drop out of school. Travis Locklear, BCC Director of College Readiness stated […]

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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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Google.org Donates $500,000 to FAST NC State Superintendent Mark Johnson visited one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence today to announce major new corporate support for Florence Aid for Students and Teachers in NC (FAST NC).  FAST NC is a bi-partisan initiative created last fall after so many North Carolina Schools were affected […]

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RALEIGH: A new grant program will help expand school breakfast access in ten North Carolina School Districts, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper announced today. As part of the 2018-19 Breakfast After the Bell Initiative, 10 North Carolina school districts will receive grant funding through No Kid Hungry and The Dairy Alliance to implement innovative […]

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The students and staff of the Elizabethtown Primary School wanted to do something to make Christmas special this year for Bladen County children. After much thought, they decided to conduct a toy drive for the Christmas season. “Thanks to our students, staff and community for the generous donations to our Toy Drive. We were able […]

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Contributed The East Bladen Keyettes and the Clarkton School of Discovery made donations to the Bladen County Foster Care Angel Tree. All items are to assure that every foster child in Bladen County custody has a cheerful Christmas. The Bladen County Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit thanks the Keyettes and the students of […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this past Monday where they welcomed their newly elected member, Cory Singletary.  Following a reception immediately held before the official meeting, Singletary was sworn in by Nikki Dennis. Roger Carroll was elected by the board to serve as their chair and Glenn McKoy was elected to serve […]

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 Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying counties for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are due March 1, 2019. The awards are valued at up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to […]

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With 557 North Carolina teachers earning their national certification this month, North Carolina continues to lead the nation with the most teachers holding the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Nearly 22,000 teachers in North Carolina have attained the respected national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based assessment that typically […]

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The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Amanda K. Lee has been selected as the new college president. Dr. Lee was unanimously chosen by the Board of Trustees from a pool of four finalists who were interviewed earlier this fall. “Dr. Lee brings a vast amount of experience, not […]

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Plain View Primary School has issued their honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period. They are as follows: 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Andy Basilio-Ortiz, Camyrn Easter, Alexia Munoz-Rodriguez and Isaiah Smith. A/B Honor Roll Terrence Burden,  Aiden Davis, Randy Grimsley, Payshince Hammonds, Ariadna Hernandez, Noah Locklear, Ethan McMorrow, Blake Grimsley and Hillary […]

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By Charlotte Smith Hurricane Florence caused chaos for many in Bladen County. The local school system was greatly affected and now the schools’ schedule has been adjusted. The public schools received damages, were used as shelters for those displaced and were closed for an extended amount of time. The changes announced by the school board […]

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Contributed The West Bladen FFA Chapter participated in the 2018 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event on November 27th, 2018 in Wake County, NC.  This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and the North Carolina State Fair.  Team members include: Amelia Harris, MacKenzie Morris, and Kayla Norris.  Most of the […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Contributed The Clarkton School of Discovery has released their honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period. Superintendent’s List (Having a 96 or above in all classes) 5th Grade: Dajour Davis 6th Grade: Garrett Dunham 7th Grade: Addie Bowen, Lena Trinidad, Riley McIntyre, Reagan Moore 8th Grade: Cate DeVane, Andrew Dowd, Karli Priest “A” […]

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  Bladenboro Primary School was presented a check from the 2018 Educational Alliance School Grant Recipient sponsored by ExxonMobil creating Aha Moments for our students.  Pictured with assistant principal Jason Folsom is Shannon Herring, Sampson-Bladen Oil District Manager and Deborah Perez, Handee-Hugo No. 5 Manager. Share:

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By Erin Smith The students at Elizabethtown Middle School received a generous gift from their counterparts at West Lee Middle School in Sanford and were also treated to turkey baskets by Baldwin Branch Church. Many Bladen County students and their families have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. “I was contacted after the hurricane by a counselor […]

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Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County Schools Superintendent, was recently the guest speaker for the Minority Male Success Initiative Program at Bladen Community College. Dr. Taylor shared his experiences as a college student striving to meet his goals as well as strategies that he has found effective in his career and life.  Dr. Taylor charged those […]

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By Erin Smith For many people, the battle with addiction can lead to broken promises and unfulfilled goals. One man at Southeastern Carolina Crossroads (SECC) decided not only to fight to overcome his addiction, he also chose to complete two very important life goals. Cody Tucker, who recently completed the 60 day program at SECC, […]

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Bladen Community College Trustee and Chair, Dennis Troy, recently attended the national leadership congress of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in New York City. Troy currently serves on the ACCT national board. Mr. Troy joined more than 2,000 trustees, presidents, chancellors, government officials, foundation representatives, and experts from across the country who attended […]

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Elizabethtown Primary School has released the honor roll for the first nine weeks grading period. 4th Grade Superintendent’s List Jaida Harrison and Jamiya Peterson A Honor Roll Janice Alvarez-Nunez, Nadya Colon, Yurisa Hernandez Lopez, Matilda Kinlaw, Mallory McDuffie, Shalia McEachin, and Brooklyn Skinner. A/B Honor Roll Damian Alonso-Sanchez, Ta’Mani Brown. Emily Estrada Campos, AviAnna Hamilton, […]

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Here is the Dublin Primary School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: Third Grade: Superintendent’s List: Cole Brisson, Nazir Campbell, Everlee Nance “A” Honor Roll: Jason Dowless, Nathan Guyton, Cooper Mills, Halle Nobels, Sophia Pancoast, Jason Paniagua Velazquez “A/B” Honor Roll: Dylan Brisson, Gavin Brisson, Serenity Council, Sarahi Cuc Reyes, Kevin […]

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Here is the Bladenboro Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: 5th Grade Superintendent’s List: (96 +) – Jackson Pait, Makenna Thurman, Faith Wren A Honor Roll (90+) – Kali Allen, Akeira Barnett, Jyra Best, Omarion Brown, Jonah Bryan, Miles Bullard, Juandiego Burga-Cupen, Nicole Castro-Vergara, Aiden Dove, Brenna Hester, Nicholas […]

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Here is the West Bladen High School honor roll for the first quarter of the academic year: “Superintendent’s List” Any student with a grade of 96 or above in all classes and no more than 7 absences in each class. Updated: Olivia Allen, Miguel Aguilar, Arely Alonzo Ortiz, Victor Arellano Mata, Shyra Ballard, Tamia Barber, […]

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Bladenboro Primary School has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year. 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Talon Bailey, Joshua Blackmon, Nicholas Hilburn, Norman Ramos George, Andrew Wren 3rd Grade “A/B” Honor Roll Jacob Britt, Makenna Bryan, Lucas Bryant, Isabella Cain, Venus Cortez Garcia, Alayiah Cromartie, Chloe Courtney, Cameron […]

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Public Meeting

The Emereau: Bladen Board of Director’s Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  A public body may close a session for the following purpose:  to establish, or to instruct the public body’s staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the public body […]

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Contributed West Bladen High School teacher, Gaye G. Davis, has won the inaugural Donate Life NC Hero Award. Davis was nominated for the statewide prize for the work she has done educating and advocating for organ donation in Bladenboro and surrounding areas. Since 2016, Davis has worked on raising the organ donor registration rates in […]

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Contributed On the morning of November 8th, Harrells Christian Academy welcomed two highly decorated Veterans into their midst in a celebration of service and sacrifice.  Retired Army General Dan Allyn and Retired Navy Captain Chuck Deleot shared their inspiring testimonies during HCA’s school-wide Veterans Day chapel service, an event that students and faculty always look […]

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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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Bladen Community College has selected four finalists in the search for the college’s next president. The search began earlier this year, when Dr. William Findt, president of Bladen Community College announced he would retire at the end of December 2018. Findt has served Bladen Community College with distinction for 10 years. Following Dr. Findt’s announcement, […]

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Bladen Community College is one of 21 community colleges in the state to receive emergency funding for students impacted by Hurricane Florence. The State Board of Community Colleges approved the allocation of $5 million to help students affected by Hurricane Florence. The funding was made possible by the General Assembly in a special session in […]

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  Governor Roy Cooper recently appointed Ricky Leinwand to an additional term of service for the Board of Trustees of Bladen Community College. Pictured from left to right are Leinwand and Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court, Nikki Dennis, as she administered the oath of office. Share:

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Southeastern Community College will host a free family movie night on Saturday, November 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m. (cash only). Bring  lawn chair  and your blankets and find the perfect spot on the front lawn of Southeastern Community College.   Share:

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Contributed Bladenboro Primary School has announced their Terrific Kids winners and Terrific Kids drawing winner for the month of October. Bladenboro Primary School Principal Deborah Guyton is shown with Merris Bedsole, a kindergartner, who was the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Pizza Palace of Bladenboro. First Citizens Bank of Bladenboro donates $25 for […]

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The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering many great no-cost seminars and webinars this November. Postponed due to Hurricane Florence, the main campus hosts the useful seminar: “Quickbooks Hands-on for Small Business and Non-Profits” on Saturday, November 17, from 9 AM- 12 noon. “This hands on Quickbooks experience is built for […]

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A special children’s story time is planned this week at branch of the Bladen County Public Library system. April Oxendine , Director with the Innovative Approaches Initiative, will read the book “Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3!” There will be a coloring sheet for children to do after the story and each child in attendance […]

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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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