08/16/2019
  • 5:04 pm Friday Funny
  • 3:35 pm Bladen County Board of Elections addresses 6 ways to avoid issues during upcoming elections
  • 2:22 pm New helicopter base saves 40 minutes for critical patients
  • 2:19 pm Back to School Driver Safety Tips
  • 2:01 pm North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
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Dublin, North Carolina is often called the ‘Peanut Capital Of The South’. The popular Houston’s Peanuts, which are shipped worldwide, also calls Dublin home. The Dublin Peanut Festival helps celebrate the town’s unique qualities and agricultural heritage each year. The event planning first started in 1992 when the town needed a way to raise funds […]

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By Charlotte Smith October 2019 is growing closer as summer comes to an end. Boost the Boro, Inc., a Bladenboro non-profit, is dedicated to helping their community grow. Each year the group plans, and develops a strategy to bring in droves of people for the annual Beast Fest. This year is no different. Don White […]

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Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation, according to southern gospel fans. In 1982, he has was entertained with Gold City Quartet, then Free formed his own group. Gospel music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group […]

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By Charlotte Smith August is Overdose Awareness Month. Between the years of 2014 and 2017 there were more than 100 deaths in Bladen County due to some type of drug overdose, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services report. Eastpointe will hold a health, wellness and recovery event, “Honoring the Silence”, […]

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Willie Granger and Carson Brown took home Best of Show trophies Saturday afternoon at the Made In The Shade car show, but it was four Bladen County charities who were the big winners. It’s estimated more than $6,300 was raised for Bladen County Hospice, Bladen We Care, Bladen County Relay for Life and assisted living […]

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By Joy Warren Apparently, people in Bladen County have a hard time accepting something free … no strings attached … no donation required. The College and Career Group (the J*Walkers) and many other volunteers at Foundation Church in Elizabethtown, spent Saturday morning sharing a blessing with the Bladen County Community. Many people wanted to pay […]

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Season tickets go on sale 12PM August 1 with general tickets on sale August 12.   Ticketing Information Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to the theater’s web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with credit card or cash noon to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday through […]

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Upcoming events: The second band in the Summer Jams Concert Series is scheduled to perform Thursday, July 18th at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake. The concert admission is free thanks to the sponsors of the event. The Pink Slips will perform July 18 and the Hip Pocket Band will perform August 15. Adult beverages will […]

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The Summer Sounds Concert Series got off to a hot start on Thursday evening with temperatures in the mid-90s, but the crowd didn’t seem to notice as they danced into the evening to the sounds the Cool Heat band. The concert series in Elizabethtown is presented by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and […]

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A day late, but worth the wait. That may be the best description for the fireworks show Friday night at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake. Thunderstorms on Thursday postponed the Fourth of July show as hundreds of people had gathered to celebrate the nation’s independence. Photos by Kenneth Armstrong The weather was ideal Friday night […]

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The third annual Bladen County Aim for a Cure with Steven’s Stompers event is planned for Saturday, June 29th. The event will be held at Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Association of North Carolina. The Bladen County AIM for a Cure founders are Alex Daniel and Sandra Robbins. […]

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Contributed Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited.  Elder Abuse occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. It is estimated that only one in five of these crimes are discovered. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, […]

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By Ray Jones Jesus Jam fun, good eats, learning about Bladen’s past and a canoe adventure are just some of the events happening this weekend in Bladen County. • On Saturday, June 8, the fifth annual Jesus Jam Community Event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church at 501 […]

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By Ray Jones Temperatures aren’t expected to reach 100 degrees this weekend, but the heat wave will linger. The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the 90s. So, being indoors might be the best idea. Here are some things to do inside in Bladen County this weekend. Henry Singletary has captured the beauty […]

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By Charlotte Smith The 41st White Lake Water Festival was one of the best ever according to Dawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The Car Show held at the new White Lake Christian Camp & Retreat Center made a big difference, Maynard explained. Photos by Dora Brogdon and Pam […]

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The Harvesters will perform Sunday, June 2 at Sandy Grove Baptist Church located at 8299 NC 242 South in Bladenboro. The concert is free. An offering will be taken for the group. The Harvesters Quartet is a southern gospel group from North Carolina. Group members are Tommy Young (tenor), Danny Parker (lead), Allen Hunter (baritone) […]

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Singletary Lake’s Big Canoe Adventure is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at Singletary Lake State Park located off NC 53 East in Kelly. The program is free. Two 29-foot canoes will take 12 people each on an hour-long guided tour and paddling program around the lake. Participants will be able to learn basic canoe strokes […]

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Hundreds of people enjoyed the activities Saturday at the 41st annual White Lake Water Festival. And there, truly, was something for everyone. The highlight was the parade that made its way down White Lake Drive. It, of course, included floats, pageant winners and politicians. Crafts and vendors were set up at Goldston’s Beach. There were […]

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Upcoming Events

The Whiteville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts a “Conversation with Authors” on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Columbus County Arts Council, 104 Pecan Street, Whiteville, NC. The three featured authors are:  Celeste Lennon (Bladen County native), Leon D. Dockery and Patricia Woodard. The three […]

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Contributed The Clarkton PFWB Church welcomes you and friends to our 66th HOMECOMING Celebration Sunday June 2. Beginning at  10 am we will enjoy spiritual songs by Mr. TJ Tatum of Wilmington. The SILENCE Family of Jacksonville, NC will bless our church. Each group will bless us with their beautiful  talents. Our guest speaker, Rev. Randy Carter general superintendent of PFWB in […]

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By Dora Brogdon This year will mark the 41st annual White Lake Water Festival for Bladen County since it began in 1979. The festival will last for three days, starting on the 17th at 11 a.m. The 3rd Annual Rotary International Cup Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament will begin Friday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The […]

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The event will still be held at the Bladen County Park off US-701, and will be on a Thursday-JUNE 27th (3-6PM). Share:

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RALEIGH – With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and kids’ activities, the Got to Be NC Festival promises to be a not-to-be-missed event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 17-19. “The antique tractor and farm equipment display, featuring a daily tractor parade, and the Food Lion […]

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Dr. Robin Peace of Southeastern Regional Medical Center will present “Calling All Girls: Who Wants to be A Doctor?” on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown The program is geared toward girls 13 to 16 years old to help them reach goals to become a doctor. Dr. […]

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By Dora Brogdon These weekend the New Hope Missionary Church and The Spiritual Educational Outreach Ministries in Wilmington will be celebrating Women’s Day. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and the guest speaker for the event will be Rev. Gabrilla Ann Garrett who is the pastor at Spiritual Educational Outreach Ministries. Also on May […]

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The Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck  Covered Dish Luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Patriots Hall at Moores Creek National Battlefield on Hwy. 210 in Currie, NC. The program begins at 12:00 p.m. with live period music by the talented musicians comprising the Wilmington based group Masonboro Parlor followed by lunch and […]

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Contributed Bladen County Youth Focus Project, Inc. and Bladen County Training School – Bladen Central High School Alumni Association will sponsor a “FISH PLATE” fundraiser and ceremony for the unveiling of the Bladen County Training School Historical site. Plate sale will be on May 24th and will start at 11:00 am and the unveiling ceremony […]

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By Charlotte Smith A hidden treasured community comes out in full bloom every year for the annual May Day celebrations. The citizens of Carver’s Creek, tucked in the eastern country roads of Bladen County, are a shining example of southern hospitality offering food and fellowship to all. The crowd was filled with distinguished guests, friendly […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

You’ve heard this before.  This is a busy weekend in Bladen….Many across the county, doing good deeds. Today: 7 – 10 AM…White Oak Volunteer Fire Department sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast.  The location is 10838, NC 53, White Oak. 10 AM…Carvers Creek May Day Festival. 4 – 7 PM…Bladenboro Fund Raisers will be serving BBQ plates at […]

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You’ve likely seen hummingbirds flitting around flowers and feeders. Blink an eye and the tiny birds are gone. Henry Singletary has captured the beauty of a hummingbird feeding on a passion flower among his wild bird photographs that are on exhibit through July 28 in the Bladenboro Visual Arts Council gallery. The gallery is located […]

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The 3rd annual White Lake Water Clean-Up is set for Saturday, May 11 through Thursday, June 6 as the town seeks volunteers to help restore and protect the community resource. White Lake is asking for help to “Clean the lake, fill the dumpster” by removing debris from the shoreline and the lake. Among the items […]

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Staff report This Saturday will have a total of 7 different events for residents to go enjoy! The first one on the list is Carver’s Creek Community May Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, May 4th! The event will have food and fun activities at the Baltimore Center. The parade will begin at 10 […]

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Staff report The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is an organization created by the United States Congress for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces which was created to help veterans and their families work through various benefits and programs. Commander David Brown announced the DAV Robert Curtis Hester Chapter, 99, along with the […]

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Contributed The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is pleased to bring a great slate of webinars and seminars for the month of May. At the new Small Business Incubator on 207 E Broad St. in Elizabethtown, a livestream of “National Small Business Week with Google” will play on Wednesday May 8 th […]

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Contributed Come out Class of 1983 and let’s enjoy some food, music and fellowship. We would love for all classmates to participate in celebrating because tomorrow is not promised. The love we had for one another in school, let’s continue now and share our memories as well as our futures. This event will be at […]

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Contributed Women’s Day will be observed at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19th at 11:00 am.  Reverend Dr. Pearly Hoskins and Tabernacle Believers Holiness Church will be the guest. Contact Jewell Smith for more information at 910-862-2989 Share:

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This Saturday will have three events for Bladen residents; The Annual Kelly Spring Fest,The Bladen County Relay for Life, and Child Abuse Awareness. Each one starts in the morning and will be full of fun activities for all participants. The Annual Kelly Spring Fest will begin with a parade on White Oak […]

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Over 200 golfers teed off today at The Vineyard golf course at White Lake.  31 teams played in the morning and 20 more in the afternoon. Bladen We Care is a not for profit, volunteer organization celebrating its 30th anniversary. Funds raised are used to assist Bladen County residents, who through no fault of their own, […]

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Trees clean air and water, slow climate change, ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss and feed the human soul. An Arbor Day celebration is planned Friday at Bladen Community College to recognize the importance of trees to the environment. The event is sponsored by the Green Technology Committee and is scheduled for 10 a.m. […]

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Have outdated or unused medications? Need to safely dispose of syringes and other sharp objects used in administering medication? Three drug stores in Bladen County are participating in a medication disposal event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are Anderson Drug Store in Elizabethtown, Clarkton Drug and Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Bladenboro. The […]

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This weekend, the human voice is the featured instrument as the UNCW Department of Music presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from popular operas and operettas, as well as UNCW choral favorites. The concerts and the new choral scholarship that will benefit from the proceeds are named for music professor Joe Hickman, who is retiring […]

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Don’t be left out. The Lewis and Clark Circus is coming to Lu Mil Vineyard. Denise Bridgers, with Lu Mil Vineyard, said the event is family friendly. The circus does not have any animals traveling with them, according to Bridgers. “We were looking for something for the spring,” said Bridgers of the new event. She […]

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This event has been canceled according to Earnestine Keaton. We did reach out for the reason behind the cancelation, but answer returned. The Cape Fear River Shad Festival will be celebrated again this year. The event is sponsored by the Lower Bladen Columbus Historical Society. Earnestine Keaton, one of the event organizers announced the plans […]

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Contributed The NC Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m., in a special called session. The meeting will convene via conference call in the 7th floor State Board Room in the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh. The agenda for the meeting is available here. The meeting will be audio streamed via […]

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May Day has been celebrated for centuries. There are some events planned to celebrate the occasion across Bladen County and in other surrounding areas. Below are the events that have been requested to be announced on BladenOnline.com. The Carver’s Creek Community has held a May Day Celebration for many years. White Oak Fire Department announced […]

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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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