01/22/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 10:46 pm This Day in History for January 22
  • 10:23 pm JV Boys Basketball: East Bladen 52, West Brunswick 33
  • 10:20 pm Boys Basketball: West Brunswick 43, East Bladen 30
  • 10:14 pm Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
  • 4:40 pm We Are All One Humanity 
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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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The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College has postponed the Drone Seminar which was scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. The seminar will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information call, 910-879-5572. Share:

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Contributed by Sheila Nance Clarkton School of Discovery held its Annual Induction Ceremony to the National Junior Beta Club on October 17, 2018.Students are inducted into this prestigious group based on high academic performance. The Principal of CSD, Mrs. Stephanie Norris, along with Beta Sponsors, Mrs. Nancy Clark, Ms. Jennifer Marlowe, Mrs. Sheila Nance, Mrs. […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen High School will host it’s annual Veteran’s Recognition Assembly on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., in the West Bladen High School gymnasium at 1600 NC Hwy. 410, Bladenboro, NC 28320. There will be a small reception for Veteran’s at 8:30 a.m. in the media center. If you plan on attending the […]

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WINSTON-SALEM – High school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts are invited to visit the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem for a day and discover why it is the place for exceptionally talented students to study and thrive. Fall Open House has been scheduled for […]

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Due to the projected path of Michael and the resulting tropical storm conditions, UNCW will cancel classes as of 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, and university offices will close at 1 p.m., when the campus begins operating under Condition 2 (Suspended Operations) of the Adverse Weather Policy. We anticipate resuming classes and reopening campus per usual as of Friday, Oct. […]

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Contributed SPARTANBURG, SC — Victoria Pait of Bladenboro, NC, has been named to Sherman College of Chiropractic’s Dean’s List for grades earned during the summer 2018 academic quarter. Dean’s List students have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the quarter. Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing […]

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Bladen Community College’s  groundbreaking ceremony for the STEM and Advance Technology Training Center scheduled for Thursday, October 11 has been rescheduled for Monday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. due to the anticipated inclement weather of  Hurricane Michael. Share:

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Bladen County School’s Public Relations Director Valerie Newton announced with incoming rain tonight (Wednesday, October 10) and increased wind gusts expected throughout the day on Thursday Bladen County Schools will be closed Thursday, October 11, for students and staff; however, all identified essential personnel such as maintenance and transportation are to contact their immediate supervisor […]

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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 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 5:30 P.M., in the public meeting room of the Bladen County Board of Education on US Highway 701, South, in […]

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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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By Erin Smith Each year the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction issues School Performance Grades to schools across the state of North Carolina. These school performance grades are a part of the State’s accountability program. In Bladen County, East Arcadia School earned an F score and three others, Tar Heel Middle School, Elizabethtown Middle […]

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Tom Tarrant, a middle school EC teacher at Columbus Charter School, became one of many local heroes during Hurricane Florence. Pedaling back and forth on his bicycle, Tom delivered medical supplies to neighbors who were stranded by high water. He also volunteered with The Red Cross during and after the storm. “This was my first […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson announces $141 million in school construction grants to 13 districts North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $141 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Anson, Ashe, Caldwell, Caswell, Cherokee, Columbus, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Nash, Swain and […]

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A historic storm has devastated parts of North Carolina. In response, a historic, bipartisan coalition of current and former state education leaders presented their effort to aid schools to the State Board of Education, promoting Florence Aid to Students and Teachers (FAST NC) as an drive to help North Carolina’s public schools as students and educators struggle […]

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Wilmington, N.C.  – The University of North Carolina Wilmington was named the 5th most innovative public university in the South by U.S. News & World Report in September, tying with Georgia College & State University, the university announced today. UNCW also earned other laudable recognitions in U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook, ranking 6th among public universities and tying for […]

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Contributed by Stacie Kinlaw, Bladen County Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Elizabethtown, NC — For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Bladen County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the […]

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Bladen County Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert P. Taylor has been selected as the 2018 Healthy Schools Superintendent of the Year by the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management (NCAAHPERDSM). Dr. Taylor’s work to advance the belief that no child should go hungry has also […]

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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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Currie, NC –  On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Superintendent Ricardo Perez will hang up his Park Ranger Stetson and call it a career after 46 years of Federal service. Superintendent Perez has served as a Ranger in some of the most amazing places, from California to Oregon, from Washington D.C. to Puerto Rico. He has given programs […]

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Bladen County Schools

Bladen County Schools is excited to welcome back students and staff on Monday, October 1. They will be operating on a two-hour delay to allow extra time for the sun to rise and give our bus drivers clear visibility of the roads. The two-hour delay is for students and staff. Bladen County Schools would like […]

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The North Carolina State Board of Education recognized three public schools earlier this month for exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These schools are the latest schools to be recognized under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s STEM Recognition Program. Earning recognition as NC STEM Schools of Distinction […]

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Bladen Community College will remain closed through Sunday, September 23 due to the result of Hurricane Florence. Updates will be communicated through the Regroup messaging system, the college website, and social media and area media outlets. Share:

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Nearly 237,000 students enrolled statewide for Fall 2018 Semester CHAPEL HILL, NC – More students are enrolled in the University of North Carolina System than ever before, thanks in part to a record-high freshman class, significant growth in transfer students, and the highest number of graduate students in more than a decade. “By leveraging opportunities […]

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Bladen County Schools

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Florence, and to allow Emergency Management Operations time to open shelters, Bladen County Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, September 12, through Friday, September 14, with an optional teacher workday on Wednesday, September 12. Shelter locations in Bladen County are Bladen Lakes Primary School, East Arcadia School, […]

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Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli has declared a state of emergency for the UNCW campus. A mandatory campus evacuation has been issued beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. STUDENTS UNCW has issued a mandatory campus evacuation for all students, effective at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Students must evacuate campus beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and must leave campus no […]

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Girls between the ages of kindergarten to 12 years of age are encouraged to come out to Girl Scout hut in Elizabethtown and learn more about Girl Scouts on Monday, September 10, at 5 p.m. The Girl Scout hut is located at 109 Hill Street behind the VFW building in Elizabethtown. The evening will include […]

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By Erin Smith An excited crowd gathered inside the gymnasium of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy in Elizabethtown for a dedication ceremony. The gymnasium, which was built in the 1920s, has been restored and will serve as the school’s gymnasium. The crowd in attendance consisted of alumni who attended the school when it was […]

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DUBLIN – The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost business seminars and webinars in September. Seminars offered on campus at Bladen Community College in Dublin include: On Thursday, September 13, from  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM the seminar “Fundraising Tips and Tricks” will be offered. You can register here. On […]

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Joined by state legislators, school administrators, law enforcement officials and members of the mental health professionals, State Superintendent Mark Johnson proclaimed September as School Safety Month in North Carolina, pointing to the importance of school safety and highlighting efforts to ensure all North Carolina students have a safe and productive school year. Superintendent Johnson told […]

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  Students in the Early College program on the campus of Bladen Community College have presented college president William Findt with an Early College polo shirt. Pictured from left to right are student Alexandria Blanks, student Adamaris Gonzalez, student Erika Parnell, principal Rodney Smith, president William Findt, student Rueben Alvarado, student Cynthia Ortiz, student Ashani […]

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Staff report Thursday afternoon NC Governor Roy Cooper visited Bladen County to discuss Hurricane Matthew recovery needs, Emergency Services Training Center, education, and Farmers.  Watch our YouTube video featured below to find out what Gov. Cooper had to say while visiting the mother county.  Share:

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Like many other public schools across the state, Southside Asphpole Elementary School in Rowland, NC, started classes on Monday. What makes Southside different from the other schools is that it is part of a new statewide district, the Innovative School District (ISD), created through legislation in 2016 to create innovative conditions that accelerate student growth […]

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DUBLIN – Classically trained singer, musician, and Bladen Community College adjunct professor Mary Tyndall has recently performed with the Opera Wilmington production of Die Fledermaus at the UNCW Mainstage Theatre, in Wilmington. “This was my fourth production with Opera Wilmington,” stated Tyndall, “and I think it was my favorite because it was a comedy.” Composed […]

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By Erin Smith Excitement was in the air at West Bladen High School, as Bladen County Schools teachers and staff gathered for the annual Convocation service. Returning teachers, new teachers and staff were acknowledged during the well-attended event. Bladen County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Taylor, spoke about the accomplishments from the 2017-18 academic year. The […]

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By Olivia Sholar, West Bladen High School FFA Secretary West Bladen High School’s 2018-2019 FFA officers participated in officer training camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7 and 8, 2018. The first day was spent focused on discussion of the upcoming year for the club. Teams designed t-shirts for the club members and practiced team […]

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PEMBROKE – What’s a #Hero4Zero? Some students at UNC-Pembroke have adorned their car bumpers and laptops with #Hero4Zero stickers to declare their support for an effort to wipe out traffic fatalities in Robeson County, North Carolina’s deadliest county. Responding to a Vision Zero social media campaign devised by members of a UNC-P mass communications class, […]

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Bladen Community College’s Small Business Center will offer seminars for non-profits/churches. On Thursday, August 23, the seminar How to Start a Group Home will be offered from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown. Click here to register. On Monday, August 27, the seminar  Cash Flow/Budgeting for Non-Profit/Faith-based Organizations […]

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Contributed DUBLIN – Bladen Community College history instructor, Cliff Tyndall, will be a featured speaker at the annual World War II exhibit on September 1 – 2, 2018, at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC. Tyndall, a writer, researcher, historian, and avid collector of war memorabilia will present on both days, […]

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East Arcadia School is encouraging members of the community to come out to the school on Monday, August 27th, and help to welcome students back to school. “Community involvement is one of the keys to success,” reads the flyer. Community members are encouraged to gather in front of the building as the buses unload and […]

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Contributed DUBLIN – Bladen Community College welding student Savannah Schmidt has won national recognition with a gold medal at the SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky. “I felt confident going in to the competition,” stated Schmidt. “This is the first gold medal for BCC.” Schmidt’s instructor and mentor, Edward Dent, knew she could do it. “Savannah […]

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The proud parents of Zachary Scott Burney would like to congratulate him for graduating from West Bladen High School on June 15, 2018. Zachary, “Zach” (as known by his friends in school) received a trophy and special recognition, for graduating with 12 years perfect attendance, K-12. His Dad and two older brothers, Patrick and Jeffrey Burney, […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wesley Pines Retirement Community for a complimentary screening of PBS “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” at 6 p.m. on August 23rd. Suggested donation of $5 at the door includes the movie screening and refreshments with all proceeds benefitting the Robeson County […]

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Town Hall’s Council Chambers was filled with activity on Wednesday afternoon as a group of volunteers gathered to prepare backpacks for Saturday’s Back to School Bash. The backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away on Saturday at the Cape Fear Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will […]

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Contributed DUBLIN – Bladen Community College has broken ground on the construction of a new 19,967 square feet building to house continuing education programs. The structure will feature a 125-seat teaching auditorium, a conference room, 2 EMS labs, 2 science labs, and 5 classrooms, as well as faculty and staff offices for the continuing education […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen Community College was filled with excitement on Wednesday morning as a groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for the construction of a new classroom facility. The building, when completed, will measure 19,967 square feet and will feature a 125-seat teaching auditorium, a conference room, two EMS labs, two science labs, and five classrooms […]

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Bladen County Schools

By Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Education met on Monday night and heard an update regarding the quarter-cent sales tax referendum. Bladen County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor updated the board regarding issues that will need to be addressed by the Board of Education. Dr. Taylor said a quarter-cent sales tax, if approved by the […]

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Families First, Inc. is in need of school supplies for clients’ children of all ages. Needed are book bags, lunch boxes, crayons, highlighters, tab dividers, scissors, pencil pouches/boxes, 1 – 3 inch ring binders, index cards, marbled composition books, 3 subject spiral composition books, glue sticks, colored pencils, graph paper, pencil top erasers, wide ruled […]

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One student has been named as the winner of the Joe Boltic-Lacy West ECU Scholarship. Brinkley Collier was selected for the $1,000 scholarship. Collier is a 2018 graduate of West Bladen High School.  She plans to attend East Carolina University in the Fall. Every year the Bladen County ECU Alumni Association awards a $1000 scholarship […]

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By Charlotte Smith   August is the month for most new school year’s to begin. It is an exciting time of year for both teachers and students alike. Every new school year also comes with a list of supply needs. Bladen County is in the top 25 of the poorest counties in North Carolina. According […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College has announced the 2018 summer session honor students. Full-time students who demonstrate academic achievement are recognized in two ways.   Students who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the term are named to the President’s List. Those students are Destiny Baker, Danielle Chamberlain, Delmar Deleon, Ethan Fletcher, Racheal […]

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As part of the state’s Read to Achieve program, State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has provided new Apple iPads for every public school K-3 reading teacher in the state to support K-3 literacy. The iPads, which were purchased in June and delivered in time for school districts […]

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Registration for fall classes at Bladen Community College continues on Wednesday and Thursday, August 8 and 9, 2018, from 9 A.M. until 2 P.M. and from 3:30 P.M. until 7 P.M. in the Student Services building on the Dublin campus. BCC offers 80 curriculum programs, associate degrees with college transfer, high school credentials, and workforce development careers such as cosmetology, industrial engineering, […]

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