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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Public Meeting

The Mother County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday August 11th from noon until 2 pm in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building at 818 South Main St in Bladenboro.   All are welcome to attend.   Albert Shaw will speak on his Shaw family history in Bladen County.   Pitch, tar, turpentine, and rosin taken from pine trees were perhaps the most important products from […]

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The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. Small Auditorium, Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, Elizabethtown For additional information call 910-247-3457. Share:

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The Bladen County Board of Elections will be conducting a regular meeting on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at 301 S. Cypress St., Elizabethtown, NC. Share:

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The Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter, serving the parents of both Bladen and Columbus counties, will hold a meeting on the First Friday of the month at the Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown. The August meeting will be Friday, August 3, at 3 PM. Any adult who has experienced a loss of their child, […]

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As the lazy days of summer are winding to a close, many parents are beginning to think about sending their children back  to school. To help parents with the many tasks involved of preparing for back to school such as purchasing school uniforms, school supplies and haircuts, a Back to School Blast has been planned […]

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Melanie Bunn who is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and a Dementia Training Specialist, from Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, will be presenting on “What Happenings Next?” at the Bladen County Community Dementia Workshop on Wednesday, August 29th. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown. Understanding the […]

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If you are a business or industry interested in North Carolina Works there is now a training for you. Ann Garrett, Center Manager with NCWorks Career Center of Bladen County announced there will be a NCWorks 101 Training for Businesses and Industries. The event will be on August 1, at Bladen Community College in Building […]

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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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By Erin Smith The Pizazz Band is set to take to the stage for the next installment of the Summer Sounds concert series at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market Thursday from 6 until 9 PM. The concert series is presented by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare. Admission to […]

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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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If you want to get an early start on your Christmas shopping the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center will host the annual “Christmas in July” Bazaar and Salad Lunch from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. Lunch includes chicken, pasta, vegetable and fruit salads, bread sticks and a beverage for $5.  Tickets can be purchased at the Extension […]

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By Dora Brogdon There will be plenty to see and do in Bladen County this weekend. Tonight, the Summer Sounds concert will take place at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. The band North Tower will be taking the stage at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown from  6 until 9 p.m.  The event is […]

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A fundraiser is planned for David Johnson on Saturday, August 4th, at Merritt Brothers located at 8906 NC Highway 41 East near White Lake.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last all day. The event will feature bikes, big rigs, cars, trucks and a Jeep Cruise-In. Cost is $10 per entry and trophies […]

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By Dora Brogdon July 7: The Gospel Explosion will begin at 6 p.m. at the Faith Temple Evangelist located in Clarkton on July 7th. There will be various groups and singers at the event and if anyone would like to be added to the service contact to please give LoWanda a call at (910) 988-4475. Share:

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Oak Grove Church is hosting vacation bible School from July 16 thru July 20, 2018, from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm each night.Children and adults are welcome. Supper will be served each night. Come have a bible adventure! The address is: 1423 Oak Grove Church Road Bladenboro, NC 28320 Share:

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Lovers of American history seeking to extend their July 4th patriotic celebration may look to Kenansville for the July 6 dedication of a historic highway marker for the late U.S. Congressman, James Gillespie. Those who appreciate an immigrant success story, with a willingness of the subject to sacrifice life and possessions to help build a […]

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A Beginning Genealogy group meets on the first and third Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bladen County Senior Center, 608 McLeod Street in Elizabethtown. This month’s meetings will be on July 6 and July 20. Bring a notebook and a pencil and we’ll embark on an enjoyable trip through time! No ones Family History should be a Mystery! For more information […]

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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 Dora Brogdon The annual Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale in Elizabethtown kicks off on Friday and will continue on Saturday and all of next week. Stores will have merchandise displayed on the sidewalks and there will be plenty to chose from inside as well. Also, on Saturday the alumni of Tar Heel High School classes […]

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Public Meeting

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 regarding tax matters. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room located on the lower level of the Courthouse, 106 East Broad Street, Elizabethtown. Ray Britt, Chairman Bladen County Board of Commissioners Share:

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Contributed Often we don’t know what to say or do for grieving parents, so we do nothing. However, the month of July is designated as Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, a time for supporting our friends and loved ones who’ve experienced the loss of a child. Each year in the United States, the parents of over 50,000 […]

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Public Meeting

The Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter, serving the parents of both Bladen and Columbus counties, now meets in Bladen County at the Bladen County Senior Center, 608 McLeod Street in Elizabethtown. This month we meet on Friday, July 6th, at 3 p.m. Any adult who has experienced a loss of their child, grandchild or sibling […]

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Contributed Are you wanting to get some reinforcement for your child to prepare them for the ACT test?  There will be a 4-hour tutorial in the four core areas: English, Reading, Math, and Science offered by three highly qualified teachers from East Bladen High School. Ms. Denise Cashwell will be teaching the Math section; Mrs. […]

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Contributed Amateur radio enthusiasts from Bladen County came together this past weekend to demonstrate their technical expertise, and the emergency response capabilities of amateur, or ‘Ham’, radio.  Members of the Bladen County Amateur Radio Society, known as W4BLA, set up a make-shift operations site in the field adjacent to the Farmer’s Market in downtown Elizabethtown, […]

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By Erin Smith Teen Challenge will host an Open House for their Bladen County location on Saturday, June 23rd, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The house is located at 1456 Lula Long Road in the Ammon community and everyone is encouraged to come and learn more about the Teen Challenge program. Teen Challenge will begin […]

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By Dora Brogdon There will be plenty for Bladen County residents to do this weekend. This Saturday the Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will be having a food pantry, from His Table to Yours, opening from 10 a.m. until noon and a clothes closet from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. No fee is required while personal transportation […]

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The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office is offering a workshop “All About Squash” on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. Learn what to do with your excess summer squash. The workshop will explore a variety of ways to use squash in your meals. There is no cost to attend. The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office is […]

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Learn how to repair, sand and sharpen your garden tools the right way. The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office will be conducting a Garden Tool Repair Workshop on Thursday, August 16, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring your spade, hoe, and hand clippers. A very nice tool kit will be provided for participants. The […]

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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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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 Gospel Explosion will be taking place on July 7th at the Faith Temple Evangelist Center in Clarkton. It will begin at 6 p.m. with various groups and singers there for entertainment. If anyone would like to be added to the service contact LoWanda at (910) 988-4475. Share:

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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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This Day In History

1787 – US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old. 1849 – Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslet (Louisville, Kentucky) 1881 – The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Artic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting. 1909 – “Shine On, Harvest Moon” […]

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Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc., in Dublin, NC, where Dr. Delora LeSane is the pastor, will be celebrating Father’s Day Sunday, June 17, during the 11 o’clock morning worship service.  Rev. James McKinnon, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher.  Come join us as we celebrate our father’s with the love of the Lord. Share:

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By Dora Brogdon This Saturday, June 2, the Thompson’s will hold a family reunion at the Sandy Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Family and friends are encouraged to come and bring any photos they have to share with the family. For more information call Patricia Thompson Edge at (920)-876-7144. The Clarkton PFWB Church is inviting friends […]

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By Erin Smith After 22 years, an event that many Bladen County residents have looked forward to will not take place this year. The Ammon Blueberry Festival has ended its run after it was decided to not move forward with festival plans for this year, according to Marguerite Coble, one of the event’s many organizers. […]

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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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By Dora Brogdon This weekend there will be plenty for Bladen County residents to see and do as they prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, there will be a Grilled Chicken Plate fundraiser at the Camp Clearwater Arcade in White Lake. Each plate of food will cost $7 and will begin at 11 […]

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First Baptist Church 4th Annual Jesus Jam Community Event on June 09, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bounce houses, game truck, water slides and much, much more. We will have all sorts of games, food, booths and vendors. You can also register for Vacation Bible School at this time. We are located at 501 Martin […]

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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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The Cooperative Council of North Carolina will conduct a Cooperative Leadership Camp (CLC) from June 18th through June 22nd, 2018, at the FFA Center at White Lake.  CLC is a five day four night summer camp that puts teens in the positions of Worker Owners of a T-shirt cooperative. The teens work through the week to […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College graduated 30 nursing students in one of its larger associate degree nursing classes in a pinning ceremony in May. The service included inspirational remarks from graduate Lynn Rich Worrell. Summer Lynn Culbreth was selected by her fellow students to receive the Professional Nursing Award, for demonstrating strong leadership qualities and […]

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By Dora Brogdon May 18 & 19: Saturday at 10 a.m., the 40th Annual White Lake Water Festival will begin with a parade. There will be activities throughout the day to keep everyone busy! For more information on the festival or you would like to take part in it, call the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County conducted the first annual Peace Officers Memorial Service to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It was a somber mood during the well attended event on Wednesday morning at the Elizabethtown Baptist Church Christian Activities Center.  While rain fell intermittently outside, inside the Paul R. Brown […]

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Bladen County Cooperative Extension has announced a pair of classes open to the public. Plant Propagation Class, Tuesday, May 22 9am—12 noon.  Bladen County Cooperative Extension Greenhouse, 450 Smith Circle Drive, Elizabethtown. Please pay registration fee ($5) by May 18. Learn how to propagate plants.  Learn various ways to propagate plants, including semi-hard wood cuttings, air […]

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Sandy Grove Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School on Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, from 6-8:30pm. The theme is “Game On: Gearing Up For Life’s Big Game.” There will be snacks, crafts, activities, and Bible teaching each night. Share:

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By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the 2018 blueberry season is shaping up to be a good one despite unusually cold weather in the first quarter of the year. “Our blueberry growers have become accustomed to dealing with unusual weather,” Troxler said. “They have done an excellent job protecting the […]

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Contributed  Eastpointe MCO  is hosting a Recovery Coach Academy in Sampson County (Clinton) next week May 21st through May 25th. The class is from 9 a.m.until 4 p.m. All participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.  It is a Certification Board Approved Training Program. It is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other […]

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By Erin Smith White Lake will be buzzing with activity as the 40th annual White Lake Water Festival takes place Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th. One of the many highlights of this year’s water festival is the D. C. Faircloth Watersports Evolution Show. The best view for the water show will be from Goldston’s […]

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Contributed A Grilled Chicken Plate fundraiser for Ron Black is planned for Saturday, May 26th, at 11 a.m. at the Camp Clearwater Arcade at White Lake. Cost is $7 per plate.  There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Black was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in 2017 and colon cancer in February. […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

By Erin Smith The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Bladenboro Town Hall.  The board will be asked to approve the consent agenda which consists of approval of agenda items, approval of minutes, approval of departmental reports, and approval of budget amendment. Action items will consist of: 1. Mr. Don White, […]

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Upcoming Events

By: Dora Brogdon As the days continue to warm and get longer, Bladen County residents are planning more events and spending more time outdoors. There will be plenty to do this weekend in Bladen County. This Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and Hollow Township Entertainment will be having a benefit […]

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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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There will be a Health Fair at First Missionary Baptist Church at 501 Martin Street Elizabethtown, NC  on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.   It is so very important for us to live the healthiest lives possible. Come out and get your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Sugar Level and BMI checked to find out what your […]

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 A warm invitation is extended to you, family and friends to join us at the Clarkton PFWB Church on June 3rd to celebrate our 65th Homecoming. At the 10 o’clock hour, The Silence Family of Jacksonville, NC will uplift us with their Southern Gospel sound they are so well known for. Mr. TJ  Tatum will also uplift us with his soft and  inspiring songs for the Lord. […]

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Contributed There will be a Safe Prescriber Training at Vineland Station in Whiteville on Tuesday, June 5th.  The event is free and takes place from 5 until 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served. The speakers for the evening will be Robert “Chuck” Rich Jr., MD and Kim Thrasher, PharmD, BCAC, FCCP, CPP. The event will focus on the […]

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