01/21/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:40 pm We Are All One Humanity 
  • 4:33 pm Elizabethtown Truck Driver missing since Lenoir County crash found
  • 3:06 pm Fayetteville Police seek missing woman
  • 2:54 pm Fayetteville Police announce arrest of man wanted on 17 warrants
  • 2:45 pm Collaborative Transmission Plan identifies 19 major reliability projects
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

1677 – 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox) published in Boston. 1846 – 1st edition of Charles Dickens’ newspaper “The Daily News” 1853 – Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S. Civil War) 1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile. 1908- “Sullivan Ordinance” is passed in NYC, making it […]

READ MORE

1778 – 1st American military court martial trial in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1788 – Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Georgia. 1887 – US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor. 1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded. 1930 – 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit) 1937 – 1st US Presidential […]

READ MORE

This week we will be featuring Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church which is located near Clarkton. Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church, also known as Clarkton Presbyterian Church, is a historic Presbyterian church in Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina. It was built between 1805 and 1828, and is a small frame pre-Greek Revival style building. It is the […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen Technical College announced that they were now offering a Notary Republic class for students. New officers for Masonic Lodge 646 of Elizabethtown were installed. The Elizabethtown Jaycees scheduled their annual Awards Banquet and announced that Carl Stewart would be the featured speaker. Rev. Ernie Gray was the guest speaker at the Gray Moss ABWA […]

READ MORE

1825 – Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans. 1865 – Union occupies Fort Anderson, North Carolina. 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 1903 – 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England. 1915 – […]

READ MORE

1644 – Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting. 1733 – 1st polar bear exhibited in America in Boston. 1869 – Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco. 1903 – The first transatlantic radio transmission to originate in the United States is sent by a transmitter in Massachusetts. 1911 – 1st shipboard landing […]

READ MORE

1821 – Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen. 1963 – Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia. 1871 – 1st cable car patented, by Andrew Smith Hallidie in the US (begins service in 1873) 1899 – US take possession of Wake Island in […]

READ MORE

1493 – Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain. 1777 – Vermont declares independence from New York. 1865 – Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Fort Fisher NC, 40 die. 1868 – Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit. 1883 – Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1831 – 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run. 1844 – University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana. 1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis. 1865 – Ft. Fisher, NC, falls to Union troops. 1870 – Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper’s Weekly. 1907 […]

READ MORE

For the next few weeks we will be featuring some of the historical places in Bladen County and giving you information concerning them. This week we feature Walnut Grove near Tar Heel. Walnut Grove, also known as Robeson Plantation, is a historic plantation house complex and national historic district located near Tar Heel, Bladen County, […]

READ MORE

1639 -1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow. 1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches” 1784 – US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Constitution ratifying the Treaty of Paris. 1864 – General Sherman begins his march to the South. 1868 – North […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1630 – Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony. 1733 – James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina. 1794 – Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes. 1863 – Chenille yarn making machine patented by William Canter in NYC. 1893 – US Marines land in Honolulu from the USS […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Bladen County unemployment was at 16.7%. The Carvers Creek chapter of the NAACP held Jubilee Day. Fred Tate of Elizabethtown was presented a special award as treasurer of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina. West Point Pepperell began an expansion of their plant in Elizabethtown. Share:

READ MORE

1773 – First public museum established in North American colonies (Charleston, SC) 1803 – US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingston to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France. 1839 – Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. 1865 – Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC. 1896 […]

READ MORE

1759 – 1st American life insurance company incorporated. 1794 – U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth is killed in Augusta, Georgia, trying to serve court papers, first US marshal to die carrying out his duties. 1838 – First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith More than 1,719 pounds of raw pork sausage are being recalled by the J. H. Routh Packing Company of Sandusky, Ohio, due to possible contamination with rubber, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products being recalled were produced between January 1 and January 4, […]

READ MORE

1776 – “Common Sense” Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence. 1861 – Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War) 1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. 1901 – Oil discovered at Spindletop, Beaumont, making the start of the Texas oil boom (gusher age) 1911 […]

READ MORE

1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard. 1847 – 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star) 1848 – 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established. 1866 – Fisk University opens in Nashville, Tennessee. 1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated […]

READ MORE

1675 – 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co) 1790 – 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address. 1835 – US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history. 1867 – African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew […]

READ MORE

1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia. 1714 – Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later) 1784 – 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia. 1890 – African American inventor William Purvis receives a patent for the fountain pen. 1896 – Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook, “The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book” […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1639 – Virginia is first colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed. 1838 – The forerunner of Morse code, the telegraph system, is first demonstrated by Alfred Vail. 1853 – Franklin Pierce, the President-elect of the United States at the time, and his family are involved in a train wreck in Massachusetts. 1861 – NYC […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1775 – At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1792 – George Washington re-elected as US President. 1831 – Former US President John Q. Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives. 1848 – US President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold […]

READ MORE

1754 – Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC) 1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government. 1865 – New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City. 1885 – Dr. William Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy […]

READ MORE

1928 – Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President. 1834 – First US dental society organized (NY) 1883 – 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes. 1923 – First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington, D.C.) 1931 – Alka Seltzer goes on sale. 1944 – US 5th Armored division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald. 1947 – Tennessee Williams’ “Streetcar […]

READ MORE

By Erin Smith All was quiet at the Fallen Heroes Memorial on the front lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Traffic passed slowly and there was no large crowd as County employees somberly went about the task of adding one more name to the memorial.  A brick was added to the memorial to […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1776 – First revolutionary flag raised. 1811 – US Sen. Thomas Pickering is first senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US) 1842 – first US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Pennsylvania. 1882 – Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust. 1893 – First […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1673 – Regular mail service begins between NY & Boston. 1721 – General  Washington raises Continental Union Flag 1797 – Albany replaces New York City as capital of New York. 1818 – Official reopening of the White House. 1842 – 1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, NYC. 1862  1st US income tax […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1776 – Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors. 1781 – Bank of North America, first US bank opens. 1841 – Alabama becomes first state to license dental surgeons. 1862 – Union ironclad ship “Monitor” sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1835 – Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi River. 1854 – Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co., 1st in US, incorporated in NYC. 1861 – US banks stops payments in gold. 1903 – Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois Theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

Elizabethtown welcomed a new business…Bladen Feed and Seed. Bladen County saw three candidates file for District Court Judge…Jerry Jolly, Bill Gore and Wayne Long. Cape Fear Manor Rest Home was destroyed by fire. Ronald Hester of Bladenboro named Vice President of Manufacturing at West Point Pepperell. Share:

READ MORE

1732 – 1st known ad for “Poor Richards Almanack” (Pennsylvania Gazette) 1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson) 1849 – M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect. 1869 – William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, […]

READ MORE

1814 – Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans. 1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia. 1850 – Hawaiian Fire Department established. 1862 – Battle of Elizabethtown, […]

READ MORE

1773 – Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia. 1799 – George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as “1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen.” 1848 – 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to San Francisco. 1854 – Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo. 1870 – James […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

352 – 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on December 25th. 1492 – Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on the north coast of Hispaniola.  The crew are left to found a colony as Columbus returns to Spain. 1621 – Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game […]

READ MORE

1814 – Treaty of Ghent signed, ending the War of 1812 between the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies. 1849 – First great fire of early San Francisco starts east side of the Plaza, first of great seven fires in 2 years. 1851 – Fire devastates US Library of Congress in Washington, destroys […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Over $2,000 was raised in The Bladen Journal Empty Stocking Fund. These funds help needy families enjoy a fruitful Christmas. Bladen County announced that building permits in the county totaled $791,800 for the month. The Bladen Community Chorus presented a Christmas Concert on WWAY-TV. Share:

READ MORE

1776 – Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France. 1783 – US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress. 1788 – Maryland votes to cede a 10 square mile area for District of Columbia. 1862 – Union General Ben “Beast” Butler is proclaimed a “felon, […]

READ MORE

1775 – Continental navy organized with 7 ships. 1807 – US Congress passes Embargo Act and President Thomas Jefferson signs into law. Prohibits American ships from trading in foreign ports, as result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain. 1877 – Thomas Edison’s phonograph is announced by Scientific American. 1882 – 1st string of […]

READ MORE

1602 – 102 Mayflower Pilgrims and about 30 crew land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. 1784 – John Jay becomes acting US Secretary of State. 1829 – 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated in Baltimore. 1872 – Phileas Fogg completes his round the world trip in 80 days, in Jules Verne’s “Around the World […]

READ MORE

1606 – Virginia Company settles leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia. 1790 – 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men aged between 21 & 50. 1864 – Battle of Ft. Fisher, NC. 1879 – Thomas Edison privately demonstrated incandescent […]

READ MORE

1732 – Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack” 1823 – Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US. 1843 – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold. 1871 – Albert L Jones of New York City patents corrugated paper. 1910 – Rayon […]

READ MORE

1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children” 1796 – 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore, Maryland) 1860 – South Carolina declared an “independent commonwealth” 1865 – 1st US cattle importation law passed. 1917 – The 18th Amendment, authorizing prohibition of alcohol, is approved by the US Congress and sent to […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1777 – George Washington’s army returns to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 1791 – NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street. 1821 – Kentucky abolishes debtors’ prisons. 1895 – George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass) 1900 – New Ellis Island Immigration station completed costing $1.5 million. 1903 – The Wright Brothers make the […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1773 – Boston Tea Party incident – Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbor in protest against British imposed Tea Act. 1811 – Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage. 1835 – Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC. 1897 – 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated. 1900 – […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1774 – Portsmouth, New Hampshire militiamen successfully attack arsenal of Ft. William & Mary. 1893 – 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky. to Cincinnati. 1862 – Battle of Kinston, fought in Lenoir County, North Carolina begins (Goldsboro Expedition), Union victory (US Civil War) 1903 – The Wright brothers attempt to fly the Wright Flyer for […]

READ MORE

1774 – First incident of American Revolution – 400 attack Fort William and Mary, New Hampshire. 1816 – Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston. 1879 – First federal fishing hatching steamer launched (Wilmington, Delaware) 1918 – US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany. 1922 – Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers […]

READ MORE

1787 – Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution. 1791 – Bank of North America opens at Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia. 1800 – Washington, D.C., established as the capital of the United States of America. 1874 – Hawaii King David Kalakaua is 1st king to visit the US as guest of Ulysses S. Grant at […]

READ MORE

1776 – George Washington’s retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ. 1792 – 1st cremation in US: Henry Laurens. 1863 – Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South. 1874 – Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie, Kansas. 1886 – American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft […]

READ MORE

1696 – Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull. 1787 – Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution. 1842 – New York Philharmonic’s 1st concert. 1868 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin, Missouri, kills 1. 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) […]

READ MORE

1732 – 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players in New York. 1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery. 1877 – Thomas Edison records himself reciting “Mary had a little lamb” 1877 – Washington […]

READ MORE

1619 – 38 colonist from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God, considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas. 1816 – James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party. 1843 – Manila paper (made from sails, canvas […]

READ MORE

1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Columbia. 1775 – First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred. 1833 – Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens. 1847 – Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper “North Star” 1901 – At the MLB […]

READ MORE
Week In Review

Bladen County was thrust into the national political spotlight over allegations of “numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee by mail ballots and potentially other matters” in connected with the U.S. House District 9 race. The N.C. Board of Elections did not certify the win by Republican Mark Harris, who defeated Democrat Dan […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Bladen Lakes Players were presenting the stage play “Charlie”. The Bladen County Hospital Employee of the Month was Flender Mae Campbell. Larry Guyton was the new editor of The Bladen Journal. Rev. Charles Leon Warren was the new pastor at the White Oak Baptist Church. Share:

READ MORE
This Day In History

1777 – British General Howe plots attack on Washington’s army for December 4. 1812 – James Madison re-elected President of the US, Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President. 1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America. 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown hung for murder, treason and conspiring slaves to revolt […]

READ MORE

1753 – Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal “on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity” 1803 – Spain cedes her claim to Louisiana Territory to France. 1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago. 1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY. 1900 […]

READ MORE

1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink. 1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time. 1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. 1901 – East 182nd Second Street in Bronx is paved & opened. 1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic […]

READ MORE

1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people. 1861 – Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy. 1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina. 1906 – Tommy Burns & Jack O’Brien fight to a […]

READ MORE

1868 – Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General George A. Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack. 1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady) 1890 – 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation. 1901 – U.S. […]

READ MORE

1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston. 1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cents fare. 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. 1859 – Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical “All the […]

READ MORE

1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn. 1792 – Benjamin Banneker first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac. 1817 – First sword swallower in US performs (NYC) 1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half of pie for 12 cents. 1857 – US […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Jimmy Green Day was planned for the town of Clarkton. White Lake votes to annex Watergate Subdivision. Bladen County Mayors elected were: Dan Meshaw (Clarkton), Irene Brisson (Dublin), Willie Dixon (East Arcadia), and Howard Monroe (Tar Heel). The town of Clarkton changed the name of 211 Business to Green Street. Share:

READ MORE

1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification. 1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire. 1896 – 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont. 1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter. 1916 – Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing’s troops will withdraw […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen. 1842 – Mount St Helens in Washington erupts. 1863 – Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death. 1903 – Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged. 1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week. 1927 – […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1620 – Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod. 1789 – North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state. 1824 – First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina. 1852 – Duke University, founded in 1838 as Union Institute, chartered as Normal College. 1865 – Shaw University forms in Raleigh, NC. 1922 – Rebecca […]

READ MORE

1789 – New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights. 1866 – Howard University founded (Washington, D.C.) 1914 – US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports. 1919 – 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson, Arizona) 1923 – Garrett Morgan patents his traffic signal design, an important development in automobile safety. […]

READ MORE

1644 – First protestant ministry society in New England. 1805 – Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west. 1861 – Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper. 1863 – US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score & seven years […]

READ MORE
Week In Review

A former mayor died, a desperate search for a kidnapped Lumberton teen continued, and the election results were made official during the week of Nov. 12-18. Former Bladenboro Mayor Edgar Evans died Tuesday, Nov. 13. He was 87. Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 15 at Lennons Crossroads Church. Mr. Evans served as mayor from 1974 […]

READ MORE

1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head. 1787 – First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston. 1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s house in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America. 1861 – The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Tim Kinlaw resigned as Bladen County Inspector. August 1983 Bladen County unemployment was at 14.4%. The White Lake Town Commissioners made plans to close the White Lake ABC store. Elizabethtown Revco had their Grand Opening. Share:

READ MORE

1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. 1800 – Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building. 1827 – The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. 1853 – Street signs authorized at […]

READ MORE

1676 – 1st colonial prison organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. 1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean island) 1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post. 1824 – New York City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business. 1871 – National […]

READ MORE

1763 – Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland. 1791 – 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens. 1864 – Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his “March to the Sea” 1869 – Free postal delivery formally inaugurated. 1904 – King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade. […]

READ MORE

Contributed On the morning of November 8th, Harrells Christian Academy welcomed two highly decorated Veterans into their midst in a celebration of service and sacrifice.  Retired Army General Dan Allyn and Retired Navy Captain Chuck Deleot shared their inspiring testimonies during HCA’s school-wide Veterans Day chapel service, an event that students and faculty always look […]

READ MORE

1666 – Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs) 1732 – First professional librarian in North America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia. 1832 – First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents, rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Street. 1834 – William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 […]

READ MORE

1789 – Ben Franklin writes “Nothing…..certain but death & taxes” 1843 – Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts. 1865 – US issues 1st gold certificates. 1895 – First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii. 1909 – 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois. 1909 – Collier’s magazine accuses U.S. […]

READ MORE
Week In Review

After several weeks of looking at road signs, receiving lots of mailings and being bombarded by advertising, Bladen County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the midterm elections. Almost 13,000 votes were cast, which is 55 percent of eligible voters. When the results were posted Tuesday night, only one incumbent fell […]

READ MORE

1799 – Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S. from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys. 1873 – Bay District Race Track in San Francisco opens. 1915 – Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry. 1922 – The Sigma Gamma […]

READ MORE

1766 – The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University) 1775 – The Second continental Congress forms Continental Marines, precursor to the United States Marine Corps. 1891 – Granville T Woods patents electric railway. 1898 – Race riot in Wilmington, NC (8 killed) 1908 […]

READ MORE

A Christmas Club Sweepstakes promotion was started by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce. Rogers Clark of Elizabethtown was named President of the North Carolina Oil Jobber’s Association. Bladen County Hospital received a Certificate of Need to allow the hospital to instigate a $6 million expansion. Suzette Edge was Bladen County’s nominee for the Morehead […]

READ MORE

1620 – After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod) 1821 – 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st, Philadelphia. 1857 – Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published. 1904 – 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes. 1924 – Miriam (Ma) Ferguson […]

READ MORE

1701 – William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges. 1731 – In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies. 1789 – Bourbon Whiskey 1st distilled from corn by Elijah Craig in Bourbon, Kentucky. 1861 – USS San Jacinto commanded by Charles Wilkes captures two Confederate diplomats from the British mail steamer Trent, […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

This Day in History – November 7 1805 – Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean. 1848 – General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of the US. 1876 – Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US collery (Yale) 1907 – Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. 1860 – Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President. 1888 – Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes. 1903 – USA recognizes independence of Panama. 1917 […]

READ MORE

1639 – First Post Office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts. 1773 – John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an “Enemy to America” 1872 – Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President. 1889 – Louisa Woosley first woman to […]

READ MORE

1783 – General George Washington, later 1st US President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War. 1824 – Popular presidential vote 1st recorded: Andrew Jackson beats John Quincy Adams. 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown found guilty of murder, conspiring slaves to revolt and treason against Virginia and sentenced to hang. 1867 – […]

READ MORE

1800 – John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House. 1834 – First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game) 1848 – First US women’s medical school opens (Boston) 1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can […]

READ MORE

1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers. 1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC. 1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated. 1918 – Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week. 1922 […]

READ MORE

1768 – First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC) 1864 – Helena, Montana’s capital, founded. 1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts (New York City) 1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock. 1905 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs Warren’s Profession” premieres in NYC. 1942 – US aircraft […]

READ MORE

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England. 1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans. 1833 – 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded. 1872 – J.S. Risdon patents metal windmill. 1904 – First intercity […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1776 – Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey. 1790 – New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000. 1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin. 1858 – R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC). Gross receipts $11.06. 1886 – Statute of Liberty dedicated […]

READ MORE
Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Forty-nine percent of the registered voters in Elizabethtown cast votes. Bob Marshburn, Henry Bostic and Russell Grimes were elected Elizabethtown Town Commissioners. The Bladenboro Town Board increased water-sewer rates by 50 percent. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced that eleven bridges in Bladen County would be rebuilt. Share:

READ MORE

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn. 1775 – US Navy forms as the Continental Navy. 1871 – Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption. 1893 – Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Georgia & Charleston, South Carolina. 1913 – President Woodrow Wilson […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1492 – Lead (graphite) pencils first used. 1682 – William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York. 1776 – Benjamin Franklin departs for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution. 1810 – US annexes western Florida. 1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine. 1881 – Wyatt […]

READ MORE

1780 – John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts. 1870 – Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore. 1870 – Postcards first used in USA. 1906 – US inventor Lee de Forest patents “Audion”, a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting. 1923 – Senate committee publishes 1st report on […]

READ MORE

1861 – West Virginia secedes from Virginia. 1901 – First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor) 1908 – Billy Murray hits the charts with “Take Me Outto the Ball Game” 1911 – Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole. 1911 – Orville Wright remained in the […]

READ MORE

1813 – The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom. 1888 – Pelham Bay Park in Bronx vested. 1893 – C Dazey’s “In Old Kentucky” premieres […]

READ MORE

1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter. 1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas. 1861 – 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed. 1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb. 1906 – Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company. 1907 – […]

READ MORE
This Day In History

1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America. 1797 – The USS Constitution (Old Ironside) is launched in Boston. 1869 – 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore. 1902 – In the United […]

READ MORE

1803 – US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase. 1817 – 1st Mississippi “Showboat” leaves Nashville on maiden voyage. 1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million. 1864 – US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday. 1898 – NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms. 1906 – Dr. […]

READ MORE