05/25/2019
  • 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
  • 9:20 am USDA Reminds Producers of Approaching Marketing Assistance Loan Deadlines
  • 9:17 am Naked places and open spaces
  • 9:11 am Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago
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RALEIGH – In a round table discussion with Gov. Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, early childhood professionals from across North Carolina shared stories of how the health care coverage gap is negatively affecting their colleagues. Attendees expressed concern that too many early childhood educators without access to health care are […]

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The Board of Education recently met for their May meeting where they recognized several winners of grants from the Bladen County Educational Foundation. The $150 grants are to be used to help purchase additional instructional materials. The following teachers and their respective schools were recognized for receiving the grant: Charlotte Mitchell of Elizabethtown Middle School, […]

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U.S. News & World Report Lists UNCW Among Top Universities Nationwide Wilmington, N.C. (May 20, 2019) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s first-year experience program has been included on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Colleges with Great First-Year Experiences. UNCW was one of only eight North Carolina institutions to make the list, and one of […]

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DUBLIN – Two hundred and thirty candidates for graduation moved their tassels from right to left as Bladen Community College awarded degrees, diplomas, and certificates to curriculum students on Thursday, May 16 in two well-attended ceremonies. Likewise, 50 high school completion candidates received their high school credentials in an afternoon commencement ceremony at which BCC […]

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The summer wave of nutrition is coming to five Bladen County schools this summer. Free summer meals will be offered by Bladen County School’s School Nutrition Department to anyone 18 years and younger beginning in June. The Dairy Alliance helps sponsor the program. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will […]

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Thirteen Columbus Charter School (CCS) alumni were inducted into The Columbus Career and College Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 23, 2019. Eleven Columbus Charter School alumni are already current members. The stated purpose of the group is “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote […]

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Contributed Bladen County businesses and parents helped celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week last week. Emereau: Bladen, a local public charter school, celebrated their teachers with many gifts and acts of kindness according to Jantzen Hardie Yandle. Over 50 businesses assisted in the celebration according to Ms. Carey Patrick with Emereau: Bladen. Share:

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Contributed Last week Doris B. Brisson with Bladenboro Primary School announced the Terrific Kids.  Pictured with Bladenboro Primary School principal Deborah Guyton, Alfonso Flores Ramos, 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 for the purchase of the Pizza […]

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The NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ State Speech Contest was held Friday, May 10, 2019, in the Bill G. Ross Environmental conference Center, Nature Research Center, Raleigh. A group of approximately 60 students, teachers, parents, judges, district employees, and division employees gathered in excitement to hear the 2019 State Speech contestants speak […]

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Bladen Community College has many opportunities for your camper to learn, express, create, and build on their already growing personalities.  Why not use the summer to let your camper brush up on their math skills, explore career areas of interest or discover their creative talents in a performing arts or art camps. They are all […]

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By Charlotte Smith West Bladen High School showcased their school spirit on Monday, May 6 for fellow classmate, Alyssa Bell. The band played, the cheerleaders danced while students were ushered in for the Semper Fidelis All-American Program award presentation. As students were seated, Principal Peggy Hester said, “There is no better reason to be out […]

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Contributed DUBLIN –  Bladen Community College convened an Arbor Day Celebration with a special program held recently on its campus.   The Arbor Day Celebration not only marked the occasion of the national Arbor Day but also the recognition of Bladen Community College with a 2018 Tree Campus USA Award. The award is issued by the […]

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Contributed Emereau: Bladen is pleased to announce that Mrs. Elizabeth Cole has been hired as the new Executive Director effective June 15, 2019. Mrs. Cole earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned principal licensure from Sandhills Leadership Academy. She has a total of 23 and a […]

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Contributed Administrative professionals from various organizations and businesses in the community were honored on April 24th with an Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon hosted by Bladen Community College’s Continuing Education Department.  This event gave employers a great opportunity to show their appreciation to their administrative professionals—assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other office professionals.  Various businesses and agencies […]

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Contributed Elizabethtown Primary School invites our students to our STEAM Family Night. Activities will involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! Your budding scientist can make SLIME, build a boat, drive a robot, and create interesting art all night. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All […]

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Contributed Rescheduled meeting information as announced at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 29 The Bladen County Board of Education will meet in a specially called session on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the 2019-2020 school year budget proposal to be sent to the county commissioners. The […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today the launch of a publicly accessible website, www.schoolfinance.nc.gov, to provide better financial transparency for North Carolina’s public schools.   Developed in partnership with the Government Data Analytics Center of the N.C. Department of Information Technology and Cary-based SAS, the North Carolina School Finances website provides an easy-to-navigate yet powerful tool […]

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The State Board of Education will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30 – May 1, for its bi-annual planning and work session. The board will convene Tuesday at noon and meet both days in Room 150 of the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh. The board will meet in its regular monthly session Thursday, May 2, at 9 a.m. in the 7th floor […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that the state is the recipient of a $2 million federal grant to aid continued recovery efforts from hurricanes Florence and Michael, both of which caused damage to schools across the state. The funds will restore learning environments in 271 schools in 12 school districts and one charter school, […]

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights The North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board met April 8th at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   Curriculum flexibility, training, expanding board, grants and more were all topics of discussion during the meeting. The agendas are available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab. There you can […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Hundreds of North Carolina’s brightest middle and high school students will be competing at the 2019 North Carolina Envirothon at Cedarock Park near Burlington, May 3-4, 2019. The two-day event is designed to test the knowledge and skills of students that have a strong interest in natural resources conservation. The N.C. Envirothon […]

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Honor Roll

West Bladen High School has released the honor rolls for the third quarter.   SUPERINTENDENT’S LIST – Grades of 96-100 in all West Bladen High School (WBHS) classes and no more than 7 absences in any WBHS class. Miguel Aguilar, Nicholas Alioto, Olivia Allen, Arely Alonzo, Leslie Baxley, Alyssa Bell, Joshua Benson, Autumn Brisson, Hannah […]

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Contributed The BCC Foundation encourages participation in its Bladen Community College Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant program.  A new BCC Foundation program, eligible activities are creative, innovative, and beneficial project for students and/or for staff job-related enrichment.   The BCC Foundation may award up to $1,000 total in mini-grant funding during any fiscal year, with a maximum of […]

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Bladenboro Primary School announces the honor roll for the third nine weeks grading period. 3rd Grade Superintendent’s List Andrew Wren 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Talon Bailey, Joshua Blackmon, Makenna Bryan, Nicholas Hilburn, ShaMoni McNair, Tylar Moretz,  Norman Ramos George, Ashley Shaw, Talon Storms, Chloe Walters 3rd Grade “A/B” Honor Roll   Ashton, Bryan, Lucas […]

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Eight students were announced as winners of the 24th annual Illustrate Your Favorite Caldecott Book contest at Harrells Christian Academy. Each year, the HCA Media Center collaborates with the Art Department to sponsor a contest for grades K-5 in honor of nineteenth century children’s book illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Students read and illustrate a cover for a […]

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Contributed Dublin Primary School conducted their 3rd 9 weeks Terrific Kids award ceremony of the 2018 – 2019 school year,  Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. in the school gym.   Four students from the second grade classes were recognized as Terrific Kids. The recipients were Kayla Inestroza, Alyssa McKoy, Carley Rorick, and Bryan Maldonado Ortiz. Presenting the awards was […]

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The Bladenboro Middle School has released their honor rolls for the third quarter grading period. 5th Grade Superintendent’s List:  (96 +)   Omarion Brown, Jonah Bryan, Miles Bullard, Franklin Pait, Jackson Pait, Makenna Thurman, Faith Wren A Honor Roll (90+)   Kali Allen, Gwendolyn Cordle, Juandiego Burga-Cupen, Brenna Hester, Dalton Hester, Hunter Hester, Noah Lee, […]

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DUBLIN – Important information about Bladen Community College graduation plans was released to students this week.  Due to the large number of graduates this year, Bladen Community College will hold an additional graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 16th. All ceremonies will be held in the college’s auditorium.  Students will be assigned to a specific ceremony. […]

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Contributed Miss Olivia Sholar and Mr. Weslier Velaquez, of West Bladen High School, were among twenty area high school juniors who attended the twelfth annual Four County EMC’s Youth Leadership Weekend on March 15 -17 at Camp Kirkwood in Watha. On Friday afternoon, the students were taught the cooperative business model as well as what […]

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Tar Heel Middle School has released the honor rolls for the third nine weeks grading period. Superintendent’s List – Grades of 96 and above in all Classes 7th Grade: Violet Allen, Samuel Hernandez Velasquez 8th Grade: Salma Sandoval-Cruz “A” Honor Roll – Grades of 90 and above in all classes 5th Grade:  Jamaiya Ballard, Josiah […]

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Contributed Congratulations to the Bladenboro Middle School Battle of the Books Team for receiving third place in the Sandhills Regional Battle of the Books competition! Bladenboro Middle School becomes the first Bladen County School to ever place at Regional competition. Share:

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Contributed Congressman David Rouser hosted the 7th Congressional District Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Conference on Monday, April 8th, at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. Juniors Alyssa Bell and Logan West of West Bladen represented the Knights at the conference. The Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Conference is an all day event and is comprised […]

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Contributed The West Bladen FCCLA chapter attended the North Carolina FCCLA conference in Greensboro April 1st through April 3rd. Students who received medals were: Tara Rogers received a silver medal in the Career Investigation event. Tara presented on an E-commerce position. Madison Bullard and Kacy Gunter received a gold medal in the Focus on Children […]

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Contributed The Bladenboro Middle School 7th and 8th grade band presented its Spring Concert Tuesday night under the direction of Miss Kristen Parker. Share:

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Contributed Bladen Community College students recently traveled to Selma, Alabama, to attend the North Carolina Chapter on Black American Affairs 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference.  Students from Catawba Valley Community College, Davidson County Community College and Isothermal Community College accompanied them.  Students participated in the conference at the campus of Wallace Community College in Selma. […]

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Over 30 individuals recently participated in a new and unique training program at Bladen Community College called “Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success”.  The training program was developed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Development Partners and was brought to the community by BCC.   It is designed to provide the work and life skills […]

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Burgaw, N.C. – Four County EMC is once again partnering with local educators to bring learning to life through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Starting April 1, educators can submit an application for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Educators can learn […]

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The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the NCCF Disaster Relief & Resilience Scholarship  for students in the Bladen County area. This scholarship opportunity is intended to support students affected by Hurricane Matthew or Hurricane Florence. Eligible students are attending or planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning in the […]

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At Emereau we make learning interesting and interactive! Mrs. Davis and Ms. Dockery’s third grade class enjoyed a Book Tasting while learning about main characters, theme, plot and settings. Each table featured a reading from the book, food tasting, decorations and crafts. Students spent time at every table and were so excited to extend this […]

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Contributed It’s T-shirt weather! Spring is here! Students in the Early College High School program on the campus of Bladen Community College recently presented college president, Dr. Amanda Lee, with an Early College T-shirt. Pictured from left to right are student Reckia Roundtree, BCC President Dr. Amanada Lee, Early College High School principal Rodney Smith, […]

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The Bladen Community College Small Business Center is offering seminars and webinars this week. Johnny Wilson is back again to present “Build a Church/Non-Profit Around Mission and Vision” on Monday, March 25th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This will  also be live streamed at the Elizabethtown Incubator location. Click here to register online.   […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Friday the appointment of David Stegall as the new deputy superintendent of innovation at the Department of Public Instruction. Stegall, who will begin his duties in June, brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in education, most of it in North Carolina K-12 public schools.   “Dr. Stegall’s wealth […]

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Boost the Boro, Inc. announced today that the organization will again be making two scholarship awards in 2019. Selections will be made in May and awards presented at our June 11 th Boost the Boro monthly meeting. According to newly elected President of Boost the Boro, Terry Nance, “we are pleased to announce that we […]

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Joseph Bathanti, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Award for Literature, will be speaking on Tuesday, March 25 th at Bladen Community College. The presentation starts at 12:30 pm and will be held in the Student Resource Center. The public is invited to attend. The McFarlane Family […]

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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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