03/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:05 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:04 am This Day in History – March 21
  • 10:41 pm Conner’s Law passes the NC House
  • 10:14 pm Boys TennisWhiteville 8, East Bladen 1
  • 10:13 pm East Bladen 10, West Columbus 0 Girls Soccer
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The annual Kelly Spring Fest will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Kelly ball field. A parade begins at 10 a.m. on White Oak Road across from the Kelly ball field ending at Centerville Baptist Church. Parade entries should be lined up by 9:30 a.m. Local live entertainment will be provided by […]

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The second annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place May 2019 at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator in Pembroke, NC. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States. The Festival features a panel discussion with community organizers, filmmakers […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton, NC will host Hawley Magic on Saturday, April 13th, at 7 p.m.  They will perform their Las Vegas style illusion show that includes one of a kind grand illusions, expert sleight of hand close-up magic, and Houdini-inspired escapes. A few of their accomplishments include being finalist on […]

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On Saturday and Sunday, February 23 – 24, 2019, from 10 am – 4 pm, Moores Creek National Battlefield, in collaboration with the Moores Creek Battleground Association, will be commemorating the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, one of the first Patriot victories of the American Revolution. Over 150 Living Historians dressed […]

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Peruvian festival music performers La Patronal will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater on Saturday March 30, 2019 to share their authentic music and dance with a 1-2 p.m. free community dance workshop and a 7 p.m. performance. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about a different culture!  The workshop is family compatible, […]

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Contributed Laughter will be the order of the evening when the “Laughter with a Melody Clean Comedy” takes place on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at East Bladen High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door and children ages 7 to […]

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By Erin Smith Smithfield Foods Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the 30th annual Bladen We Care Gala, to be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. The band for this year’s gala will be the Legacy Motown Revue. Mac Campbell Jr. said of Smithfield Foods, “They […]

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By Erin Smith A Clarkton author will hold a book signing on Sunday, February 24th at the Clarkton Public Library from 2 until 4 p.m. Clarkton First Baptist Church Pastor Mark Miller will be signing copies of his novel, “The Pure in Heart.” Copies can be purchased the day of the signing for $15 each plus tax. […]

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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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By Erin Smith If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not try the Casino Night at the Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event is presented by the Bladen County Committee of 100. “If you are looking for something fun to do, come on out,” said Chuck […]

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There will be a Valentine Gala to support Bladen County Relay for Life on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Clarkton Entertainment Center. Dress is casual. A guest speaker is planned as well as a fashion show and recognition of cancer survivors. The cost to attend is $25 per person in advance […]

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By Erin Smith A circus is coming to town. The Lewis and Clark Circus is coming to Lu Mil Vineyard on Thursday, April 25, 2019, with two show times, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Advance tickets for the circus are on sale now. Advance adult tickets are $10 each and two children, 12 and under, are admitted free with […]

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By Erin Smith A short independent film that showcases the town of Elizabethtown and Bridgers’ Barber Shop is now available for viewing. The film, Long Drive to Yadkin, is a dark comedy about a man who walks into a barbershop seeking a hair cut only the hair cut turns out to be his last one. The film follows what happens when […]

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The Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown will hold a Valentines Make It and Take It event on Thursday, February 7, at 6 p.m. The event is for adults but children ages 8 and up are welcome to attend. You can make Valentine for that special someone or to keep for yourself. All supplies will […]

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The Bridger Memorial Library will be hosting a series of Game Nights   The Game Nights will be held on Monday, January 28, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday February 25, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., and Monday, March 25, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event is for ages 10 and […]

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The Clarkton Public Library will be hosting a series of Game Nights. They will take place on Tuesday, January 29th, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.  The event is for ages 10 and older. Free food […]

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Auditions will be held February 8, 9, and 10 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton for two separate upcoming productions. 1)    My Time To Shine Talent Competition February 8 (6:00 & 7:30 p.m.) and 9 (11:00 a.m.) The theater’s popular and competitive annual talent competition includes all categories of talent including singing, […]

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By Dora Brogdon There’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a snack in hand and watching your favorite shows or movies on Netflix. With 4,010 movies it can be kind of hard finding that one perfect movie to watch especially when you don’t know where to begin looking. To make things a little […]

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Contributed Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a “Superstar Act… with Killer Songs.” Rolling Stone says, […]

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Wilmington, NC – The dust has settled from five days of spirited celebration in downtown Wilmington after the 24th annual Cucalorus Festival closed on Sunday, November 11. Hundreds of creative leaders, innovators, and artists took the stage to share stories and explore new collaborations during the standout November event which featured more than 200 screenings, […]

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Center Road Baptist Church’s Christmas Cantata will be performed Sunday, December 9th, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, December 16th, at 6 p.m. Our Children/Youth Christmas drama will be performed on Wednesday night, December 19th, at 7 p.m. Center Road Baptist is located at 2484 Center Road, Bladenboro (near West Bladen High School.) Everyone is invited! […]

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By Erin Smith Organizers of the second annual Pork & Beats Festival deemed the event a success on Saturday. Mike Shaw, one of the many organizers, said, “I couldn’t be happier with the turn out we have had.” Shaw said the festival has grown and this year, there were 11 entries in the Barbecue Cook […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater’s annual holiday performance of “A Robeson County Christmas” Show will be held December 6-9 at the theater in downtown Lumberton, NC.  The show is a musical  revue for the entire family and features the best regional performers singing and dancing in the holidays. This year’s show features Lumberton’s own […]

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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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While skies were overcast on Saturday morning, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the large crowd that attended the 12th annual Beast Fest in downtown Bladenboro. The event began on Friday night with the opening of the rides and games. The festival continued on Saturday morning with a moving tribute to NC Highway Patrol Trooper […]

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NC DOT

Fall is here, which means the North Carolina State Fair has arrived. In addition to enjoying the rides and deep fried everything, fairgoers should plan to visit the department’s booths for fun, as well as safety tips and helpful information on a number of topics. Visited by more than 100,000 people every year, the Safety […]

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North Carolina Bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie will perform November 1 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton. In partnership with the Robeson County Arts Council as part of its annual Bluegrass on the Blackwater series: Sweet Potato Pie has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, […]

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By Erin Smith While the morning air had a crisp feel to it, the atmosphere at Lu Mil Vineyard’s NC Grape Festival Saturday was one of fun and laughter. The well attended event had plenty to offer from the soft sounds of jazz music to the laughter of the Grape Stomp event. Denise Bridgers estimated […]

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Currie, NC –  On Monday, October 15, 2018, Moores Creek National Battlefield will reopen to the public for the first time since Hurricane Florence hit the area nearly 1 month ago. Nearly 2/3 of the park flooded, with some parts receiving over 15′ of water in places. The park remained flooded for over two weeks. Park […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This weekend will be filled with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fall weather. On Saturday morning  the Annual NC Grape Festival will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. No payment is needed to attend. Vendor spaces will be available and booth spaces are free. The Grape Stomp […]

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By Erin Smith The annual NC Grape Festival is on go for this Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard. Admission to the festival is free. The band for this year’s event is the “Three to Get Ready” jazz band. “Jazz is a type of music we have not […]

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The 12th Annual NC Grape Festival at Lu Mil Vineyard is almost here and we are ready to celebrate! This year’s festival is Saturday, October 13, from 9 am until 3 p.m. After all the destruction to our communities recently, we are encouraging everyone to come spend some time with us for a free family […]

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An evening with Brooke Simpson (with Lakota John and Layla Locklear opening) will be held at the Carolina Civic Center Historic theater at 7 pm Saturday, October 13. From recording her first song at the age of two years old, to being a part of NBC’s The Voice, Brooke Simpson’s life story is one with her […]

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The Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown will conduct a Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be spaghetti plates available for a cost of $5. There will be vendors available offering crafts, jewelry, crochet, canned food, snacks, woven  baskets, ornaments, and much more!! Bladen County Senior […]

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The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office located on Smith Circle  is offering classes free of charge for the community. They are as follows: *Straw Bale/Wine Bottle Decoration A fun little project using a small straw bale and three empty wine bottles. I will provide a straw bale and hot glue. You will need to bring […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton presents an Evening with Brooke Simpson (with Lakota John and Layla Locklear opening) at  7 p.m. Saturday, October 13. From recording her first song at the age of two years old, to being a part of NBC’s The Voice, Brooke Simpson’s life story is one with her […]

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Camp Clearwater of White Lake will host a Harvest Party on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors are being sought for the event. Reserve your vendor space for the 2018 Camp Clearwater Harvest Party. Spaces measure 10×10 and cost $20.00 each. To reserve your vendor space(s) please email the following information […]

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It is almost time for the annual McKee Reunion.  Family and friends will meet at the Clarkton Presbyterian Church located at 10433 N. College Street, Clarkton, in the fellowship hall on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. to socialize and eat around 12:30 p.m. Please bring your favorite foods and any McKee family memorabilia you […]

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By Dora Brogdon August 26: This Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. the Grape Escape will start and finish at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown. Registration is $45 and riders can register online at https://www.active.com./cycling through August 24th. Anyone that still wants to attend can sign up onsite on the day at 11 a.m. […]

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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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By Erin Smith The final performance of the Summer Sounds Concert Series featuring the North Tower band will take place Thursday, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown, starting at 6 p.m. The concert series is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare. The North Tower band […]

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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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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This weekend promises to be a busy one for Bladen County residents. Tonight, (Thursday, August 16) beginning at 6 p.m. the final Sunset Jams Concert Series will be at Goldston’s Beach. The band that will be performing are called The Fantastic Shakers. The event is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Judge Lewis and The Brunswick County Treatment Courts are proud to announce an evening with Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic”.  This event will take place on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Odell Williamson Auditorium, located on the campus of Brunswick Community College.  Admission is FREE and the […]

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By Erin Smith The final concert of the Sunset Jams “Alive after Five” Concert Series featuring The Fantastic Shakers will take place Thursday, at White Lake on Goldston’s Beach, starting at 6 PM. The concert series is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Regional Health. The Fantastic Shakers are well […]

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By Erin Smith The Legacy Motown Revue drew a large crowd to the Cape Fear Farmers Market on Thursday evening. The free concert is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare. The band from Kernersville kept the crowd entertained with such hits as “Carolina Girls,” “ABC,” and “Signed, […]

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The Bridger Memorial Library will host Game Night on Monday, August 13, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event is for ages 10 and older. Pizza and soft drinks will be available. For more information, call 910-863-4586. Share:

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The Clarkton Public Library will host Game Night on Tuesday, August 14, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event is for ages 10 and older. Pizza and soft drinks will be available. For more information, call 910-647-3661.   Share:

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon Tonight (Thursday), the Legendary Motown Revue takes the stage at 6 p.m. at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. The concert is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare. Admission is free and concerts are rain or shine. This Saturday, beginning at noon, the Mother County […]

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New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choral Choir will celebrate its 16th Anniversary on Sunday, August 12th at 3:00 pm. Please join Pastor and Lady A. Pabon, Sis. Jackie Hiliard, President and The New Hope Family as they Lifting up Jesus through song. The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church had its annual “Back to school hangout” on Saturday at 4:00 […]

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Contributed Cub Scout Pack 600 of Elizabethtown spent the weekend visiting and learning about history at the USS Yorktown and Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Every year around fall/winter Pack 600 sells popcorn as a fundraiser for the Packs upcoming activities. As a reward the scouts whom sold are treated to a great Summer camping […]

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The East Bladen High School Class of 1988 will conduct a  Class Reunion on October 19 and 20. The cost is $110 per couple and $60 for individuals. The cost includes the following: *Tailgate before the East Bladen High School Cougars home game *Premier Location for the tailgate “The Venue at Regal Resort” *Catered Dinner […]

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Health Grades

By Cheryl Thurston This year July was great for fun, food and celebrations. The summer weather was (plenty) warm enough, but we got the rain we needed too, so it seemed pleasant to me. I love summer. Its the time of year when folks go on vacation and either want to eat a cold sandwich […]

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Currie, NC –  Have you ever visited as historic site or event and wondered “How do I become a Re-enactor”? Join us on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon for an informational meeting and orientation as to how to get involved with Living History- i.e. Reenacting and Storytelling in a historical setting. Staff and volunteers […]

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Clarkton, NC — Attention wizards, witches, and muggles ages 10 & up! You are invited to join the Bladen County Public Library system for a free, magical fun-filled evening celebrating Harry Potter’s Birthday on Tuesday, July 31, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Clarkton Public Library located at 10413 N. College St., Clarkton, […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This weekend there will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Today (Thursday, July 19th), the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health will be sponsoring the annual Sunset Jams Concert Series at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake. The event will begin at 6 p.m., whether it rains or not, […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County residents turned out to start their Christmas shopping early on Friday at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Extension Office in Elizabethtown. The well attended event offered all manner of crafts including homemade preserves, handcrafted jewelry, handmade cutting boards and handmade ornaments to please everyone on your shopping list. Dorothy Barnes said she […]

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TICKETS GO ON SALE NOON JULY 24! Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to our web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with credit card or cash noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through our administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic […]

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CHARLOTTE, NC ──The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education and social dance training for middle school students, has announced plans to reestablish its national program in Bladen County. Says Charles Winters, President of the National League of Junior Cotillions, “We will be selecting a director for a local chapter […]

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Contributed The annual “Christmas in July” Bazaar and Salad Lunch will be held Friday, July 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center. Lunch includes chicken, pasta, vegetable and fruit salads, bread sticks and a beverage for $5.  Tickets can be purchased from any Extension & Community Association (“ECA”) member […]

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A new stage production by Shug Productions will be presented on Saturday, August 18, at 5 p.m. at the Paul R. Brown Building in Elizabethtown. You can be present at the scene of the crime for “The Pin Stripe Murder.” Tickets cost $25 each and include dinner, dessert, beverage, and plenty of laughter. Come out […]

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Contributed Bladen County will be receiving its first “Little Free Library in late July. There are plans for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and “Summer Read and Hike Day” for youth at Jones Lake State Park on Saturday, July 28th, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, according to Carrie Harmon. According to Harmon, the Little Free Library […]

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By Erin Smith The Sunset Jams Alive After Five concert series will kick off tonight at 6 p.m. featuring the Imitations at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake. The event is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health. Admission to the concert is free and adult beverages will be available for purchase. […]

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Filmmaker Christina D. King will also be in attendance  Wilmington, NC — Madonna Thunder Hawk (Oohenumpa Lakota) is confirmed to attend the first ever Lumbee Film Festival with the film Warrior Women, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator. This inaugural festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This Saturday, June 16th, at 7 p.m. “Into the Woods” will be taking place at the Carolina Civic Center stage in Lumberton. Tickets can be purchased online at carolinaciviccenter.com or call 910-738-4339. Share:

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The famous gospel artist Euclid Gray will be featured in the Blue & Silver Banquet on Saturday, July 14, at the Faith Temple Evangelist Center in Clarkton. Dinner will be served at the banquet but seating is limited for the event. Tickets will cost $20 and to purchase the tickets and for more info call […]

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The Bladen County Public Library will conduct a Summer Learning program, Libraries Rock, beginning July 9 and continuing through August 1. The Summer Learning program is open to children ages 2 to 12 years old. The Bridger Memorial Library in Bladenboro will conduct their Libraries Rock program on Mondays at 3 p.m. The Clarkton Library in Clarkton will conduct their […]

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Contributed A display of fancy handmade quilts made by Mary Pittman is now on exhibit in the Bladenboro Visual Arts Gallery in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC. Bladenboro Visual Arts Gallery hours are 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. This exhibit will continue until July 29th. Mary Pittman was […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater’s production of the musical “Into the Woods” will have its final performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for 65+ seniors and military, and $10 for students. Group rate is $17 per ticket with advance purchase of ten or more at same […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. the Mother County Genealogical Society will be meeting at the Bladenboro Historical Society Building. Bonnie (Bridger) Mittelmaier will be the speaker for the event and will be talking about “Back To England, Digging Bridger Root”. Also on Saturday, the First Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting the Hammond […]

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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater has announced their 2018-19 Schedule. Tickets for the new season will go on sale beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 24th. Ticketing Information  Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased online by going to the theater’s web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with […]

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Bladen County Smart Start’s Lending Library presents Family Fun Time every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. These fun and engaging family workshops will take place at the Bladen Smart Start Office located at 228 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown.  The Family Fun  Time is open to children ages birth to five and their care givers. There will be a new topic […]

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The 40th annual White Lake Water Festival is still on go for this weekend. Tonight (Friday) Soul on the Beach will take to the stage at 6 p.m. at Goldston’s Beach. On Saturday, the festival continues with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.  “Our Water Festival Committee is hoping for a great weekend in spite of on and off showers to […]

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By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a busy summer. They will be offering the Sunset Jams Concert series at White Lake and the Summer Sounds concert series at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown.  Sponsorships are still available for both concert series, according to Chamber Executive Director Dawn […]

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Currie, NC- Moores Creek National Battlefield is proud to announce that the park’s two main visitor use facilities, the primary Visitor Center and the recreational use Patriots Hall Community Center are now opened to the public.The center received a new metal roof and updated flooring that will help to extend the life of this 60 […]

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By Erin Smith Organizers for two events planned for this weekend have announced cancellations. Cara Osborne, co-facilitator for the Bladen County Chapter of the Autism Society, said the first annual Autism Awareness Festival scheduled for Saturday at the Elizabethtown Middle School has been cancelled. Osborne said organizers are hoping to announce a new date for […]

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The Carolina Civic Center  Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton, NC, presents “3 Redneck Tenors” 7pm Friday April 27. Tickets are $25 individual, $22 senior (65+) or military, $20 SRMC Privelages Plus members, $10 students.  Group rate is $17 for 10 or more tickets purchased at same time in advance. Go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com  for ticketing details and promo video. Conceived by […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon There will be plenty to see and do in Bladen County this weekend. On Saturday, March 17, the United Way of Bladen County will be having a fundraiser at the Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. The event will begin at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. along with Jason Jackson and Randall Canady performing at 10 […]

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The 40th Annual Dr. Sharyn Edwards Piano Festival is March 16 – 17 at Southeastern Community College. The two-day event, named in honor of Edwards, an acclaimed former Southeastern Community College music faculty member, includes piano competitions and recitals by students in kindergarten through college. The opening concert is Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. […]

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Henry Singletary, Volunteer with the Bladenboro Historical Society Paintings, drawings and wood carvings by Mr. Bernard Frink will be on exhibit through May 27th in the Bladenboro Art Gallery, in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC. Open hours are 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. During the 1930’s, Mr. Bernard Frink […]

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By Erin Smith A former Bladen County has published his first novel. Lynn Welborn, who now resides in Wilmington, has released Crazy Beach: Disc One and a launch party for the book is scheduled for Monday, March 12, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Hell’s Kitchen in Wilmington. Welborn also has plans to be […]

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The Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary will hold a Needs Drive on Sunday, February 25th, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Juggling Gypsy in Wilmington. Musical guests will be Dirty White Rags who play at 3 p.m. and dance performances by the Barefoot Gypsies. Share:

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Click the photo below to view our newest version of Bladen County Beautiful magazine.   View Past Issue by clicking on the photo below. Share:

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Auditions are scheduled for the My Time to Shine talent competition. Auditions will be held February 9, 10 and 11 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton for two upcoming events at the theater. Auditions will be  held February 9 ( at 6 and 7:30 p.m.) and February 10th ( at 11 a.m.) […]

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Bladenboro Historical Building

There is a Folk Art Exhibit and Sale taking place through the end of December at the Bladenboro Art Gallery located in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building. The building is located at 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro. The building is open from 2  until 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 910-863-1278. Share:

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Contributed Bladen Community College recently celebrated its golden anniversary with an evening of music, dancing, and skits. Share:

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon Tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 3) the Bladen County United Way will be conducting their annual Day of Caring. This event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Elizabethtown at the Cape Fear Farmers Market. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Knight at 910-876-1535 or via email at eeknightbk@yahoo.com. To contact the Day of Caring coordinator call 910-876-9843. On […]

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BladenOnline.com’s first Print Edition: Bladen County Beautiful Share:

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon This Saturday the Fall Festival will be held at the Jones Lake State Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The joyous event will be filled with games, face painting, crafters, hay rides, cake walks, and even animal exhibits. A Halloween costume contest will begin at noon. There are four different age groups: 0 to 3 […]

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Contributed Miss Heavyn Armani Smith of Elizabethtown, daughter of Miss Carla D. Smith and granddaughter of Reverend Carl A. and Jewell L. Smith, was crowned Miss Preteen Fayetteville State University 2017-2018, on Saturday night, September 23rd, on the campus of Fayetteville State University in the Rosenthal Building.  Heavyn competed against another young lady in her […]

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This Day In History

1786 – Earliest 32 degree F recorded temperature in NYC. 1846 – Dr. William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether. 1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated. 1914 – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded. 1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument. 1937 – […]

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This Day In History

  1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe) 1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston. 1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler. 1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth. 1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a […]

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This Day In History

1620 – The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World. 1716 – 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston). 1869 – 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco. 1899 – Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk. 1901 – US President William McKinley is shot by […]

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By: Dora Brogdon This week there are several events for folks to enjoy. Things get started with three events on Thursday and two on Saturday. On Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Summer Jam will be taking place at the Lu Mil Vineyard with a 60s/70s theme with Albert Leach as the photographer. The […]

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Bladen Online has started a new series called North Carolina Day Trip with Tonya Bockover. We will be featuring places and interesting activities that are all within a one day drive of Bladen County.   Share:

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The Bladen County Division on Aging is happy to announce that the Lumber River Council of Governments is offering Senior Games Sports Clinics in order to assess the interest and possibly add new games to the 2018 Senior Games schedule of events.  Any Bladen County resident 50 years of age or older is welcome to […]

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The Bladen County Division on Aging and Senior Center is planning a Summer Jam for Seniors 60 and older. The event is a 60s/70s themed party and Albert Leach will serve as photographer for the event. There will be a nominal fee for photos. Summer Jam will take place at Lu Mil Vineyard on Thursday, […]

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A new series is starting at BladenOnline.com called North Carolina Day Trip with Tonya Bockover. The series will feature various towns and things to do that are all just a day trip away.   Share:

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*From July 22nd all the way to August 31st, the Bladen Smart Start and School Readiness Center will be starting a new event called B. E. A. R. S. which will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The event will only take place Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays will feature Math Monday, Tuesdays […]

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