04/23/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:35 pm This Day in History for April 23
  • 10:52 pm Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Softball: West Brunswick 7, East Bladen 0
  • 10:49 pm Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament: East Bladen 4, West Bladen 0
  • 6:31 pm Inspire cleaner living on Earth Day, five tips to celebrate
  • 1:54 pm Happy trails to you, Erin Smith
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Contributed Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton with a night of classic jazz as he leads “Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong” 7pm Saturday April 27. Dean has performed or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladenboro Spring Fling is drawing a crowd today in downtown Bladenboro. There is live entertainment, food and craft vendors. Winners of the baking contests have been announced. Wendy Dockery won the Pound Cake Baking contest and Cynthia Singletary won the Biscuit Baking Contest. They both won plaques for their victories and […]

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A wonderful time of dancing and singing was had on Friday evening at the 30th Annual Bladen We Care Gala, which was held at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. A large crowd turned out to enjoy fellowship, delicious food and to show their support of Bladen We Care. One of the many Bladen We Care […]

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The Mother County Genealogical Society (MCGS) will meet Saturday, April 13th, from  12 noon until 2 p.m. in the  Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro. All with an interest in genealogy and history are welcome. Mr.  Jerome Tew will present his research on the Revolutionary War Battle of Elizabethtown.  Mr. Tew has […]

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By Dora Brogdon This Friday and Saturday will be marking the 27th annual Old Fashioned Planter’s Day event which set to be held at the Graham farm located on Old Fayetteville Road near Ammon. The Old Fashioned Planters Day was originally held and sponsored by the Ruritan Club in White Oak, according to John Graham. […]

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The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will meet Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:00 a.m. Small Auditorium at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Center located at 450 Smith Circle Elizabethtown NC. For additional information call 910-247-3457. Share:

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Elizabethtown Baptist Church excited to be hosting the Greatest Hits Live Tour on April 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. in our Christian Activity Center.  We have tickets for sale in the church office for the following prices:  General admission for one is $24.99; a group of 10 or more is $17.99 each; a family 4 […]

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As the weather is warming, many individuals are beginning to plan their Easter Celebrations. Shane Freeman, Park Superintendent with Jones Lake, announced the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place  at Jones Lake State Park on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin in 11 a.m. There will be games, concessions, […]

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Contribute 2nd Annual Best Biscuit Baker Contest & 1st Annual Pound Cake Contest “Searching for the Best Pound Cake & Best Biscuit Baker” Judging will be at the stage Downtown during the Spring Fling-April 6, 2019 $10 Entry Fee Best Bakers will receive a Grand Prize of $100 & Trophy with “Best Biscuit Baker” & “Best […]

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By Erin Smith The annual Bladen County Relay for Life Survivors Gala will take place on Sunday, March 24th, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown at 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is Super Heroes of Hope. The event is open to cancer survivors and their caregivers. Event Chairwoman Mary Williams said the speaker […]

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On April 18 the Special Olympics will be held at Elizabethtown Middle School. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. Join others as they celebrate the amazing abilities of our Olympians! IF you have any questions or would like to donate please call at (910)-862-4136 ext. 10026. Share:

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Congratulations to the Bladenboro Middle School Battle of the Books team for winning the middle school district competition today.  The school will represent our district in the regional competition on April 10, 2019, at Richmond Community College in Hamlet, NC. Share:

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  The Clarkton Beautification Committee will host a Spaghetti fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Clarkton Depot. Plates cost  $7.99 and include beverage, salad, bread and dessert. All proceeds will go to make Clarkton more beautiful! All members of the Clarkton Beautification Committee are volunteers! Share:

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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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By Erin Smith The annual Bladen County Relay for Life Survivors Gala will take place on Sunday, March 24th, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown at 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is Super Heroes of Hope. Event Chairman Mary Williams said the speaker for this year’s Survivor’s Gala will be the Rev. Lorraine […]

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Contributed On Saturday, March 2, the Clarkton School of Discovery Science Olympiad teams attended the regional competition at the University of North Carolina- Wilmington. The Varsity team, coached by Jordan Raynor, medaled in 6 events and finished 12th overall. The JV team, coached by Joshua Parker, walked away with a first place medal in Thermodynamics. […]

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Community Care of The Lower Cape Fear is holding a Community Resiliency Model training on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, for anyone who is interested in learning about the biology of stress reactions and building resiliency skills. The training will take place at the Columbus County Center in Whiteville from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This […]

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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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By Erin Smith An elegant evening is planned for this year’s Bladen County Hospital Foundation Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, at 6 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin and is a black-tie optional event. There will be a red carpet photo booth available for folks who want that added […]

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Grieving Parents have support in Bladen County through the Compassionate Friends is a self-help group for parents whose children have died- at any age, from any cause. The Compassionate Friends group announced any adult who has experienced a loss of their child, grandchild or sibling may wish to attend their meetings. “We meet to share and understand our […]

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Contributed There will be a meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 pm at the Bladen Extension Office (450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown).  Dr. Christine Long, Pineview Vet Hospital, will discuss vaccination and mineral recommendations for beef cattle, goats and sheep.  A meal will be served and it is free to attend.  Sponsorship is […]

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Contributed The Bladen Relay for Life had their first organizational meeting of February at the Bladen County Library on Tuesday, February 12th, at 6 p.m. The chair of this year’s event, Mary Carter Williams, welcomed the teams and organizers. The meeting allowed the teams to share information about upcoming fundraising events, important dates, and updates […]

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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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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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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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The Powell Family will perform at Clarkton First Baptist Church on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located at 10233 North College Street, Clarkton. Share:

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The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The food pantry, From His Table to Yours, will be open the same day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Personal transportation and identifications are required.  No fee is involved in either ministry.  Baldwin Branch is located at […]

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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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Black History Month

RALEIGH: In celebration of Black History Month, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper will honor African American musicians and artists from North Carolina at a reception at the Executive Mansion beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. “Black History Month is a time to reflect on the deep contributions made by African Americans to […]

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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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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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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton, NC announces the opening of the “River Run Art Show” featuring the students of Robeson Community College’s painting class under the direction of artist Joy McGugan. A reception for the exhibit will be held 10 am-2 pm Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the theater during the […]

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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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There will be a bake sale to benefit Bladen County Relay for Life on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Star Telephone Communications. The bake sale will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Star Telephone Communications Office is located at 3112 Martin Luther King Dr., Elizabethtown, N.C. Share:

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Contributed State Superintendent Mark Johnson has now joined the ranks of those who have successfully completed the entire Krispy Kreme Challenge. He was one of thousands who participated in the 15th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh this weekend. Johnson announced he would participate after a record number of teachers responded to a survey on working conditions last year. […]

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Valentine’s Day is not just for couples. Some local businesses wanted to make sure single adults have some fun on Cupid’s day too. Come join us for an evening of fun and entertainment. There will be free admission for the first Single Mingle presented by Bladen County Beautiful (a BladenOnlinline.com publication) sponsored by the Town of […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party will meet Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. at San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Items to discuss include setting up the upcoming Convention in March, updates on Mark Harris’ status and updates on the NC Board of Elections status. Share:

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Contributed Bladen County United Way is planning a fundraiser for St Patrick’s Day. The St. Patrick’s Day Fun Day is set for Saturday, March 16th, at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year, there will be a 5K St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. You can […]

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Contributecd Are you a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker and Leader) who wants to learn more about STEM and Girl Scouts? Come join us on February 2, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the Girl Scout building in Elizabethtown for some fun STEM activities and expand your knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math -Girl Scout style- […]

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Public Meeting

The Emereau: Bladen Board of Director’s Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30 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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The Mother County Genealogical Society will meet on February 9th from 12-2 pm in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC. The program speakers will be C. J. and Yvonne Council. They will tell of their experience cleaning and repairing gravestones. Perhaps most importantly, they tell what not to do when cleaning and […]

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Contributed Volunteers are needed to assist with a project to repurpose two dormitories at the Bladen County Emergency Training Center on  Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27. Work teams are needed to assist with converging the former prison buildings, into a billet and mess hall where first responders can stay during disasters at no cost and training […]

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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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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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By Erin Smith As many brides begin to prepare for their special day, they may have questions about the many choices available to them for everything from food to photographers. Lu Mil Vineyard can help as they prepare to host their 12th annual Bridal Show on Sunday, January 20th, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. […]

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Contributed The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6 P.M. in the boardroom of the Essic Williams Administration Building (Building 10). For more information contact Melissa Hester at 910-879-5502. Share:

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Contributed The N.C. Forest Service will be holding a free two-day landowner workshop to learn about the benefits of owning forestland. There will be multiple experts to help attendees learn about a variety of topics. The workshop will be held at Jones Lake State Park on Jan. 31st and Feb. 28th. Both days will be from […]

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Public Meeting

The Bladen County Educational Foundation will conduct their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:30 P.M., at the Bladen County Board of Education Public Meeting Room. This will be an important meeting and I look for a good crowd to attend. Again, we are already five months into the new school year, […]

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Contributed There is a chance to help a child fight this upcoming weekend. Debbie Edwards with the Bladenboro Benefit Committee announced Waylon is fighting Fibular Hemimelia on social media. In order to assist Waylon and his family, Edwards posted, the Bladenboro Benefit Committee announced they will be having a BBQ benefit and bake sale for […]

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Contributed All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Share:

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Contributed On Tuesday, January 15th, a Relay for Life of Bladen County meeting will be held in the Bladen County Library located in Elizabethtown. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome to come and attend. Participants are requested to come prepared to offer their ideas and bring lots of enthusiasm. New volunteers […]

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An agriculture and forest landowners meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Powell Melvin Agricultural Service Center auditorium in Elizabethtown. Agencies will have updates on the following: * Swine nuisance lawsuits * NCDA and disaster relief programs * Farm Bill and Farm Services Agency * Natural Resources Conservation District * Bladen County Soil and […]

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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, January 15, 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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Contributed The tenth annual Cape Fear Regional Cattle Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center located at 1027 Highway 74 East, Lumberton. Registration is at 4 pm and the speakers start at 4:30 pm. Cost is $5 and you can pay at the door. Topics and speakers […]

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Contributed There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 29th from 9 am – 1:30 pm at the Bladen Extension Office located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown. Topics include swine nuisance lawsuits, NCDA and Disaster Relief Programs, Farm Bill and Farm Services Agency updates, Natural Resources Conservation District updates, Bladen County Soil and […]

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Tar Heel Baptist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser for Fernando and Sandy Arrufat, of White Oak, whose home was flooded during Hurricane Florence on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The fundraiser will include a steak dinner and a chance to win prizes. The fundraiser costs $50 per person and will be be held from 6 to […]

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Contributed Kyle Underwood from Bladen County was in an accident, suffered major injuries and has a lot of medical bills. His family and friends have a fundraiser planned to help Underwood with his medical expenses. There will be a BBQ Plate Sale and a Benefit Concert for Kyle Underwood on December 8. The BBQ Plate Sale […]

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By Erin Smith The second annual Pork and Beats Festival will take place on Saturday at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. The weather is forecast to be warm and sunny. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Mike Shaw, one of the many organizers for the event, said this year’s festival will have […]

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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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The Bladen County Shrine Club is preparing for their Annual Fall Fish Fry. The fish fry will be held Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Shrine Club will have two locations — one at the Food Lion in Elizabethtown and a second one at Fresh Foods IGA (formerly Bo’s) in […]

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Bladenboro Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. If you would like to be in the parade please contact Amanda Sykes at 874-2627; Greg Sykes at 879-8502; Jane Walters at 648-4379 or Sara Benson 876-4265. 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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By Erin Smith UPDATE: Excellent weather and plenty of excitement are expected to be the order of the day for the 12th annual Bladenboro BeastFest on Saturday, October 27. There will be pre-festival celebrations as well on Friday, October 26.  Boost the ‘Boro President, Don White, said, “We are expecting a big festival this year.” He […]

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The Kelly Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Donations are appreciated. The fire department is located at 18628 Nc Hwy. 53 East, Kelly. Share:

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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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The Bladen County Shrine Club’s annual fall Fish Fry has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 14. There will be two locations once again this year — the Fresh Food IGA in Bladenboro and the Food Lion parking lot in Elizabethtown. According to Phillip Little, one of the event’s many organizers, the reason for rescheduling the […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Ride took place as originally scheduled bringing around 1,200 tourists through Bladen County. The tourist event started on Saturday, September 29th, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The tour ended on Saturday, October 6th, with cyclists leaving Elizabethtown and heading to Oak Island. As the […]

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East Bladen High School

Contributed by Ashley Cashwell The East Bladen High School Homecoming Parade will be held on October 12, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. If anyone is interested in participating in the Homecoming Parade, please call or email Ms. Cashwell at East Bladen High School at (910) 247-4610 or adcashwell@bladen.k12.nc.us (There is No Charge to Participate) Share:

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Bay Tree Lakes is hosting a community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 am to 1 pm rain or shine! The garage sale is open to everyone. The Bay Tree lakes community gate will not open until 8 am. See you there! Share:

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Production workers salary up to $14.85 within 90 days with great benefits. Read all about it: Career Fair Flyer Oct 13 -2018 Share:

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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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Descendants of Cornelius and Lucy Cain will conduct a family reunion on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. The reunion will be held at Windsor United Methodist Church, 12863 NC Hwy. 242 N, Fellowship Hall, Ammon, NC 28337. Please bring food or drinks to share with others. Also, please bring any photographs or documents to […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Ride is taking place as originally scheduled. The tourist event will begin Saturday, September 29 until Saturday, October 6.  According to the organizer’s website the ride will start in Black Mountain and follow the tour down North Carolina as follows: Morganton – Mooresville – Archdale – Southern Pines – Dunn […]

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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, September 18, 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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Elizabethtown - White Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has cancelled their monthly luncheon for Tuesday, September 11, 2018.  The guest speaker was unable to attend the event due to preparations for Hurricane Florence being made by Four County Electric Membership Corporation. Share:

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Bladenboro Historical Building

The Bladenboro Visual Arts Council is sorry to announce that the art exhibit planned for Sept. through Nov., by Ben Gordan, the caricature artist, will be postponed indefinitely, due to unforeseen circumstances.  We hope to have Ben with us in the future, and we will be announcing that at the time.  Thus, there will not […]

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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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Upcoming Events

A dedication ceremony is planned for the former Bladen County Training School/Bladen Central High School Gymnasium located at 1360 Martin Luther King Jr.  Drive Elizabethtown, NC on Wednesday, September 5, at 10 AM. All graduates, attendees of the school and individuals in the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For additional information, please […]

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The time has come to educate, equip and elevate the community one family at a time. Please join FergusonStrong & Associates at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please come learn how money works. You will also be able to enjoy vendors including jewelry, hats/bags, Mary Kay, & […]

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Elizabethtown – The Baldwin Branch Women of Faith Ministry presents “Remembering Aretha Franklin, A Celebration of Life” at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018.  Pastor Priscilla L. Jackson of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church; Council NC is the guest speaker.  Refreshments served.  Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC.  […]

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Elizabethtown – Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church presents the North Carolina Theological Seminary of Bladen County open house, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  The Bladen County Campus located at “da Branch”, 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC is 1 of 26 worldwide campuses. Share:

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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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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley, Cumberland County Emergency Services, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Fire Department and Police Department will hold a joint active shooter exercise this weekend. The exercise will take place Sunday, Aug. 26, from 9 – 11 a.m., at Cape Fear Valley Cancer Treatment & CyberKnife Center. Cape Fear Valley visitors and patients […]

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Upcoming Events

Doing a few winter chores now will assure you  of extra time come spring. Come to class to find out what needs to be done and how best to take care of the lawn, vegetable garden, house plants, perennials and other outdoor spaces prior to the cold season. When: October 10, 6:00 pm to 8:00 […]

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Upcoming Events

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 three wine bottles, one string of 100 white Christmas lights and flowers or whatever you are using to decorate. This would be beautiful at the front door, […]

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Upcoming Events

A great holiday activity to make a wreath for the front door, inside the house or back gate. I will provide the green wreath and hot glue. You will need to bring ribbon, flowers, seeds, pods, glitz and whatever you are decorating with. Think outside the box and design a fantastic holiday wreath.   When: […]

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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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The Bladen County Health Department will conduct an Immunization Awareness Day on Friday, August 24th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Adult and child vaccines will be available.   Share:

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Contributed A benefit is planned to support Ayven’s Sunny Place which is a non-profit group offering support to families with critical ill children. The event will take place on Saturday, September 8th, at the Lumber River Camp Ground located at 570 Tar Landing Road, Evergreen. According to the Facebook page for the non-profit, the funds raised […]

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A barbecue plate sale and cake auction fundraiser is planned for Dennis Pait for Saturday, September 8, at 11 am at the Center Road Baptist Church Community Building. Cost is a donation.     Share:

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The Healthy Bladen Collaborative will meet Tuesday, August 21, at 9 am at the Bladen County Health Department Conference Room. Everyone is encouraged to bring flyers for your upcoming event to share. 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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 August 7, 2018 – This September, Duplin Winery is hosting its 42nd Annual Grape Stomp in Rose Hill, NC on Saturday, September 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include live music, interactive games, vineyard tours, wine tastings, prizes, food, drink, and of course a grape stomping contest.   Duplin Winery’s long-standing tradition began in 1976 […]

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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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