06/18/2019
  • 2:58 pm Blood Donor Center In Critical Need For Type O Blood
  • 1:21 pm Still at large, suspects wanted for theft of a dog
  • 10:22 am This Week at NCDOT: Flood Repairs and Pollinator Week
  • 7:19 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 18
  • 12:18 am DYB District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament: Elizabethtown 8, Whiteville 6
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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is extending hours this week due to a critical shortage of type O blood.   The center currently has less than a two-day supply of type O-positive and O-negative blood. A few trauma patients can deplete the center’s entire on-hand supply.   Type O-negative blood is the […]

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Flood Repairs Repairs are underway for many of the roads and bridges affected by torrential rain that led to flooding this past week. Alexander, Catawba, Watauga and Wake […]

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By Charlotte Smith River View Trading Post offers a variety of locally made products to help small town entrepreneurs.  The owners of the new business James Leach, Crystal McDaniel, and Kyle Culkin, collaborated together to help others with crafty talents succeed. James explained, “Crystal and I were both looking for a place. We saw others […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering a series of 90-minute “Navigating Grief” workshops in Elizabethtown on the second Tuesday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m. Supporting Those Coping with Grief: Free Grief Workshop Focuses on Supporting Those Who Have Lost a Loved One Elizabethtown, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering 90-minute “Navigating Grief” workshops in […]

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Contributed 2018/2019 American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE “WRAP-UP” will be held Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:30pm at the Bladen County Agriculture Extension Office located at 450 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown, NC  28337.  EVERYONE is invited..A SPECIAL INVITATION to ALL previous RELAY FOR LIFE of Bladen County Events Chairpersons. PLEASE attend the 2018-2019  RELAY FOR […]

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There is a Disaster Support Group offered now at Foundation Church by the collaboration efforts of the Bladen Disaster Recovery Team and Hope 4 NC. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Share:

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By: Cheryl Hemric / James Sprunt Community College Driving down a dirt road, you can almost miss one of the newest farms in Bladen County, which is tucked away like a hidden treasure. With just an acre and a half, Charles Vickers is growing success, one garlic clove at a time. It is a ‘Made […]

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Dublin Primary School conducted the last Terrific Kids award ceremony of the 2018 – 2019 school year,  Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the school gym.   Four students from the second grade classes were recognized as Terrific Kids. The recipients were Yareli Vasquez, Edgar Lopez, Janet Vasquez Aguilar, and Rosendo Jeronimo Castanon. Presenting the […]

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Mckoy-Elliott Family & Friends Day Celebration will be Sunday, June 23, 2019. Sunday School-9:45 am, Worship Service-11:00 am. Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church, 4924 211 East, Abbottsburg, N.C. with Rev Carl Ballard, Pastor. Rev Fannie Dooley, Assistant Pastor. Everyone is invited.  Dinner will be served. Share:

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Contributed June 11, 2019 – Boost the ‘Boro, Inc. announced today that Haley Brooke Hester and Alana Nichole King, both graduates of West Bladen High School, are the recipients of this year’s Boost the ‘Boro Scholarship. According to Sunday Allen, Scholarship Committee Chair, “The final selection was a difficult one for our four person committee, […]

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The West Bladen High School Commencement for the graduating class of 2019 was held Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. in the school’s auditorium. The seniors and dignitaries marched into the packed room in a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance”. West Bladen Senior, Jalen Baxley gave a passionate Invocation. JROTC Color Guard Cadets Jacob Young, […]

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If you get thirst this summer stop by the Butler Boys Lemonade stand off of Owen Hill Road in Elizabethtown. Greigh, Bryce, and Ryder Butler will trade you a cool cup of lemonade for a $1. The young entrepreneurs have been out selling their fresh citrus drink since the first of June. Josh Butler, the […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Duke, a 1-to-2 year-old male shepherd mix. Duke is a very friendly dog and loves to play, which makes him a great addition to the family. He gets along well with other dogs says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Duke has been looking for a special […]

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By Joy Warren Citizens of White Lake shared their concerns during the Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening.  Many spoke regarding the low level of the Lake and coming with an expectation that the Board needs to “do something about it”. Residents on the Hwy 53 side complained of not being […]

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Contributed Emereau:Bladen, a local public charter school in Elizabethtown celebrated the end the second year with 3 awards ceremonies at Bladen Community College. Eumreau (You-mah-Ray) Awards celebration. Eumreae stands for: Elevating Unique Moments and Recognizing Excellence At Emereau. As always these awards are completely different from any other school. Students were presented awards based on […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Water District sent out a notice today, June 11, stating the Live Oak Well has been repaired and is ready to be put back in service. On Monday, June 3, 2019 the Live Oak well was shut down due to unexpected equipment related issues according to the water district. […]

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Contributed The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded a 2018-19 senior at East and West Bladen High Schools the DAR Good Citizen Award. West Bladen chose Edgardo Lara and East Bladen named Olivia Hollingsworth for the honors. The honorees were selected on the basis of dependability, […]

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By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met Monday for their monthly session where they recognized Marjorie Graham of East Arcadia School and Debra Manegre of Elizabethtown Middle for being Spire teachers of the year. The Spire curriculum is used to help non-readers and struggling readers improve their reading skills. Attendance Awards were presented, and […]

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By Charlotte Smith Awards are often given to honor persons who give to others without fanfare or expectations of reward other than personal satisfaction. One local humanitarian, Mr. Thomas Ireland, of Elizabethtown, went without acknowledgment and recognition for his good deeds. The seniors at the local center in Elizabethtown were saddened to hear about the […]

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The Bladen County Fire Marshal announced the lifting of the County burning ban effective today, Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5pm.  Persons choosing to burn must still use caution. Fire officials recommend that anyone burning have resources immediately available to control their fire. Those resources include water hoses, buckets of water, and hand tools. Should […]

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Harrells Christian Academy – Headmaster’s List (All A’s) – 2018-2019 3rd grade Oakley Brice, Caleb Coats, Emma DuBose, Riley Maddox Falatovich, Brantley Frederick, Addison Haney, Eve Bradlee Hardison, Bella Jernigan, Miller Ludlum, Lainey Malpass, Sammy Martin, Dodge Pope, Davis Rogers, Luke Weeks, Kenton Willard 4th grade Walker Clifton, Jack DuBose,  Windsor Farrior, Hutchens Glenn, Clara […]

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By Charlotte Smith Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India, according to Wikipedia. Mr. Eric Procknal of White Oak has been practicing Yoga to help with pain for years since he was injured in a car accident. He has been a physical fitness instructor for […]

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By Charlotte Smith Photos by Kylee Kellam The new ladies clothing store, Amy’s Boutique, owned by Amy Johnson of Elizabethtown has had Bladen County waiting with anticipation for a while now. The wait is over. Amy’s slogan is “Making the world a better place, one outfit at a time.” The Grand Opening started yesterday, Friday, […]

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Contributed Joshua David Wyatt is graduating from East Bladen High School, Elizabethtown, NC. Joshua Wyatt graduated from Bladen Community College on May 16, 2019 with an Associate in Arts. He is the son of Michael and Tamara Wyatt of Elizabethtown, NC and the grandson of Cecil and Susie Wilkes of Elizabethtown, N.C. and Horace and […]

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By Charlotte Smith June 6, 1944 is known as D-Day. With the codename Operation Neptune, D-Day is the day on which Allied forces from Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. The beach invasion known as the Invasion of Normandy during World War II was the largest seaborne […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Division on Aging strives to assist Senior Adults in remaining as independent as possible. The Bladen Senior Center provides resources, activities, senior outings, and educational programs to Bladen County seniors aged 60 years and older. The Senior Center now has a new director Barbara McLaurin. Ms. McLaurin was the Bladen County […]

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Burn ban still in effect according to Mike Hinson, Bladen County Ranger with the NC Forest Service until the county receives significant rain. Previous article:  Bladen County in burn ban issued for 18 eastern NC counties   Share:

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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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D.M. (Mac) Campbell Jr. (right) presents check from Bladen We Care to Rev. Kinsey Barrow, director of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads, to support the rehab center that is located on Susie Sand Road in Elizabethtown. Bladen We Care is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization. Campbell has said the group has raised $2.5 million over 30 years. The […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Girl, a 3 year-old female bulldog mix. Girl is a very friendly pup and loves to play. She is very affectionate and whenever she meets people, she gets so excited her whole body wiggles, says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. The only thing the shelter cautions […]

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By Charlotte Smith Loss and death bring changes to any environment. This year Bladen County teenagers lost a talented, beloved friend, Aldo Hernandez, who was a junior at West Bladen High School. After Hernandez passed away due to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash, the youth had a lot of questions, according to local leaders. […]

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By Charlotte Smith Ladies gathered for some chainsaw training this past Saturday morning. Laura Hendrick, Assistant Regional Forester with the North Carolina Forest Service and the NC Cooperative Extension assisted with the Women Owning Woodlands: Chainsaw Safety 101 Workshop held at Jones Lake State Park.  Ms. Hendrick along with Mr. Joe Mattox with Safe Steps […]

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By Cheryl Thurston Ah, May has come and gone, and with it the school year is nearly over. As months go, May was beautiful, and though it had a few extremely warm days, its always been one of my favorite months of the year. Its great to see that even in May the local school […]

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By Charlotte Smith Recognitions were made at the first meeting in June by the Bladen County Board of County Commissioners. An oath of office, recognition of 42 years of service and an elder abuse proclamation were a few of the items on the agenda. Surrounded by family, Russell Priest, Bladen County Commissioner for District 3 […]

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The Bladen County Water District sent out a notice Monday afternoon. Due to unexpected equipment related issues, the Live Oak Well (serving the White Oak Community and the Highway 53 Corridor) has been turned off for an emergency repair. Water is being rerouted from another location causing a temporary discoloration in the water. Bladen County […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Youth Food Justice Summit 2.0 organized by Youth Ambassadors Program, a project of Men and Women United for Youth and Families was held the last weekend in May. The youth attended the summit held at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center in Parkton, NC. Youth from across the North Carolina continued to […]

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By Charlotte Smith Overcoming odds is something Alyssa Bell, a West Bladen High School student and athlete displays well in every aspect of her life. One challenge she has dealt with in her 16 years of living is battling Scoliosis. Scoliosis occurs most often during a growth spurt just before puberty. The condition may cause […]

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The June 2019 Bladen Community College Small Business Center Seminars offered by Bladen Community College in Dublin, NC have been announced. The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is excited to announce a youth summer entrepreneurial camp this month! As part of the BCC Community Service Program’s Youth Summer Camps. The Small Business […]

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By Charlotte Smith A structure fire call came in Saturday morning at 1:59 a.m., according to Mr. Kenneth Clark, Bladen County Fire Marshal. The call was for a house located at 65 West Green Street in Clarkton. Many Bladen County citizens know the home to be that of the late,  Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Green. Photos […]

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Contributed Council NC –  A Pre-Father’s Day Tribute to dads…”Men In Praise Gospel Program” will be held at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church; 10133 NC 211 Highway East; Council NC Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  The program features several male gospel choirs, groups and singers from Bladen County and surrounding areas. “A Sweet Taste […]

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By Charlotte Smith View photos by Kenneth Armstrong of the event, here: https://www.kenarmphoto.com/Events/Dr-Hoskins-retirement-lunch-at-East-Arcadia/ Over the past few months Dr. Pearly Graham Hoskins has been celebrated for her achievements, dedication and compassionate care in Bladen County. The community held a special event for Dr. Hoskins on Saturday, May 18 in East Arcadia. The Order of the Long […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Register of Deeds, Beverly Parks announced two important items for public awareness this week. First, the register of deeds office will be offering birth records from other counties starting Monday. Also, there are misleading solicitations going out to Bladen County residents about real estate records. Anyone born since 1971 in […]

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Contributed by Mrs. Cheryl West East Bladen High School announced marshals for its 2019 graduating class. The marshals are the top ranked students academically in the junior class. Head Marshal: Gabe Barber Gracyn Martin, Elijah Turner-Dobson, Izzy Smith, Abby Cooley, Ramon Ponce, Jordan Stanley, Reid Potter, Zac Yankasky, Faith Faircloth and Grace Faircloth, Madison Smith, […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Tina, a 1-to-2-year-old female bulldog mix. Tina has been at the Bladen County Animal Shelter for about a month, says Shelter manager Karen Suggs. She is a very sweet and friendly pup. She loves to play and have fun, which makes her a great addition […]

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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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Burn ban issued for 18 eastern North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions Kenneth Clark, Bladen County Fire Marshal issued a Burn Ban Proclamation today. Bladen County Burn Ban issued May 30, 2019 RALEIGH – Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled […]

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Drivers headed toward the intersection of N.C. 41 and N.C. 410 may notice road construction. North Carolina Department of Transportation announced plans for constructing a roundabout where N.C. 41 and N.C. 410 cross outside of Dublin. The construction was announced to take place starting in June, but cones are in place today marking a construction […]

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By Charlotte Smith Sobering facts listing suicide as a leading cause of death among children and teenagers along with reports of mental health issues continuing to rise in this age group is not something easy to report. However, talking about the issues is one of the best ways to combat suicide and mental illness according […]

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Evangelist David Pait with Real Word Outdoors and Randy Garner, one of the coordinators of Get Lit Bladen 2K19 sat down with Charlotte Smith from BladenOnline.com to discuss the upcoming Youth Revival. The event was spurred into action after the death of a high school student happened in March of this year leaving students asking […]

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Finding humor in the circumstances of life can lift moods with laughter. Humor helps people to better deal with and overcome difficult experiences according to mental health professionals with Four Mind Four Body. Levels of stress hormones decrease when you find humor in life. Your heart, lungs, and muscles are stimulated and there is increased activity […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County native, Mr. Ed Tatum gives a  fitting announcement for Memorial Day.  ‘Honor Guard’, a new Docuseries about the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment training is being produced. The new series featuring Oscar nominated Actor Sam Elliott as the Narrator is currently being filmed to honor our military service members dedication, according […]

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DUBLIN – Class registration for the 2019 summer term at Bladen Community College is still underway and final registration day is Wednesday, May 29 th . Summer classes begin June 3 rd and end July 26th. BCC staff will be on hand to personally enroll perspective students on May 29 th from 9:00 am until […]

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Nude beaches, retreats, and resorts are destinations for some travelers during the summer. However, a public nudity scene is not on my Bucket List for a relaxing get-away trip. Wrinkly old gals and hairy geezers is not my idea of a vacation paradise. Old folks, put some clothes on and cover up those naughty bits. […]

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Heading to a beach, lake, river or pool this holiday weekend? Officials at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services caution swimmers to take steps to ensure water safety, including keeping a close watch on children and young adults and avoiding rip currents at the coast. Drowning deaths among young children often happen […]

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May 24 marks National Poppy Day. This flower is a symbol of sacrifice worn since WWI to honor those who served and died for our country. Since 1922, the Buddy Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community. As VFW’s official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the bloodshed by American service members. It […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Register and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crotts are honored to announce the upcoming marriage of their children Caroline Kate Register To Brinson Robert Crotts On Saturday, the first of June Two thousand and nineteen At Three o’clock in the afternoon Trinity United Methodist Church 901 West Broad Street Elizabethtown, North […]

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Nearly 56,000 state employees could benefit from Executive Order No. 95 Read the Fact Sheet HERE RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Thursday creating a new paid parental leave benefit for most state employees. Starting Sept. 1, new mothers will get eight weeks paid leave after giving birth with full pay. Fathers and other partners will […]

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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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October 21, 1947 – May 19, 2019 Philip Bruce “Phil” Baysden, 71, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away suddenly, yet peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Hazel Baysden. Phil grew up in Elizabethtown, NC and graduated from Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He retired from […]

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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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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners watched a video presented by Chairman Charles Ray Peterson on behalf of the Lumber River Council of Governments during their meeting Monday evening. Photos and videos shared from Bladen, Hoke, Robeson, Richmond, and Scotland counties were featured to document the destruction left behind after Hurricane Florence. […]

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U.S. News & World Report Lists UNCW Among Top Universities Nationwide Wilmington, N.C. (May 20, 2019) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s first-year experience program has been included on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Colleges with Great First-Year Experiences. UNCW was one of only eight North Carolina institutions to make the list, and one of […]

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By Charlotte Smith Garrtis “Pistol” McLean was honored on Monday evening at the Bladen County Board of Commissioners meeting for his dedication to his community. Chairman of the board, Mr. Charles Ray Peterson read the proclamation aloud while Mr. McLean along with Mr. McLean’s family and other commissioners gathered around in support. Mr. McLean is […]

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All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 25th-Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All branches will reopen on Tuesday, May 28. Share:

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By Dora Brogdon Masae Coleman is a student at East Bladen High School and a member of both Beta Club and National Honor Society. She was one of the marshals for the graduating class of 2018 last year. She will be graduating on June 14th, 2019. Coleman competed in a Future Business Leaders of America […]

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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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Contributed Emereau: Bladen brought the production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. center stage at Robeson Community College on Thursday evening. Executive Director of Emereau: Bladen, Mrs. Carla Fisher welcomed the large audience to the heavily anticipated event. Mr. Quentin Lovette, Director, Set and Costume Designer prepared the crowd to be entertained as he presented the popular […]

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By Charlotte Smith Tar Heel Fish House located at 14291 Highway 87 in Tar Heel held their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 16. Owner of the new business, Ms. Yeseree Robinson, a 1998 graduate of Tar Heel High School welcomed all who attended. Dawn Maynard, Executive Director with the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area […]

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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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Contributed Elizabethtown  resident, Mr. Dan Allen, the only remaining participant in the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy was awarded his Certificate of Completion last night (5-15-2019).  Other candidates had dropped out of the classes, but Mr. Allen persevered and completed over forty (40) hours of law enforcement training since January 7th this year. Mr. […]

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By Charlotte Smith Every person counts. That is the message the 2020 Census and Bladen County officials want all residents to understand. The Bladen County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee met Thursday  morning in the Bladen County Library Conference room, according to Greg Elkins with the County of Bladen.  The primary goal of the 2020 […]

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By Charlotte Smith The US Highway 701 bridges over the Cape Fear River in Elizabethtown are now open. The southbound bridge had been closed for months due to debris removal under the bridges. North Carolina Department of Transportation District Engineer, Kenneth Clark, PE confirmed earlier in May the Highway 701 bridge did receive inspection approval. […]

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Contributed WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) today announced Hobbton High School student Maegan Hering as the winner of the 2019 7th Congressional District Art Competition. Hering’s piece, “Pig in Sunset”, will be displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol along with other winners from congressional districts across the country. Hering and a guest will be invited to attend a […]

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“Annie: The Musical” will open a four-day, five-show performance June 13 at Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton. Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary, and based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie” has been performed worldwide and has won seven Tony Awards. Show are scheduled Thursday, June 13, Friday, […]

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Thirteen Columbus Charter School (CCS) alumni were inducted into The Columbus Career and College Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 23, 2019. Eleven Columbus Charter School alumni are already current members. The stated purpose of the group is “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote […]

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By Charlotte Smith The mother county holds some of the oldest documented trees in the world according to recent reports. Results published on May 9, 2019 in Environmental Research Communications, a peer reviewed journal, announced findings in Bladen County, North Carolina of the oldest bald cypress tree on record. The publication of the Institute of […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2019 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans. All North Carolina municipalities are eligible to apply for a standard bike or pedestrian plan. Additionally, the following options […]

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Wilmington, NC – Eight Lower Cape Fear Hospice nurses were recognized at the 23rd Annual Nurses Day Celebration at UNCW Tuesday, May 7. The celebration, held each year during National Nurses Week, recognizes working and retired nurses. Nurses who have been nominated for recognition are celebrated, as well as nursing scholarship nominees. This year’s nurse […]

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Contributed Last week Doris B. Brisson with Bladenboro Primary School announced the Terrific Kids.  Pictured with Bladenboro Primary School principal Deborah Guyton, Alfonso Flores Ramos, kindergartner who was the winner of a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to Pizza Palace of Bladenboro. First Citizens Bank of Bladenboro donates twenty-five dollars for the purchase of the Pizza […]

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HAMMOND- U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II recognized the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and tribal police officers on the occasion of National Police Week, which is being observed Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, 2019. In October 1962, Congress enacted a joint resolution, which the President signed,declaring May 15th as National […]

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The NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ State Speech Contest was held Friday, May 10, 2019, in the Bill G. Ross Environmental conference Center, Nature Research Center, Raleigh. A group of approximately 60 students, teachers, parents, judges, district employees, and division employees gathered in excitement to hear the 2019 State Speech contestants speak […]

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North Carolina Department of Transportation officials spent $16 million to remove seven million pounds of roadside litter in the state and the estimated cost of litter pick up is about 30 cents per piece of litter according to 2013 data. One local committee is fighting back against litter with education. Cecilia Tadt, Bladen County Intern and […]

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Contributed Joyce Ward of Farm Bureau Ladies Group presents the book Anywhere Farm to Bladenboro Primary Assistant Principal Jason Folsom. Share:

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By Roxana Ross Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) Shift Supervisor and Registered Nurse Don “Jake” Jacobs was honored as Southeastern Health’s 2019 Baker Nurse of Excellence Tuesday night, May 7. Jacobs was named as this year’s honoree during a ceremony hosted by the organization’s Professional Growth Council as part of National Nurses Week. “I have […]

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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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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Veterans Services office in Elizabethtown moved. Veteran Services Director, Larry Hammond says the new location will better serve the local veterans.  Yesterday, the veterans services moved from their office once shared with the Bladen County Elections office located at 301 S. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown. Veterans may now receive […]

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By Charlotte Smith Jeanette Jordan-Huffman, Chief of Quality Management with Eastpointe and Vickie Smith, Director of Bladen County Department of Social Services along with other community leaders helped celebrate National Mental Health Month at the local social services department. Jordan-Huffman announced on Tuesday the unveiling of something new, something innovative, something incredibly exciting. Mr. William […]

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Contributed The Bob Hester Reunion will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019. at the Bladenboro Community Building. The time will be 11a.m. until 3 pm. Food will be catered. Contact Herman Hester- 704-864-4871 or my e-mail hermanhester38@gmail.com.    We appreciate you doing this for us as you have in the past. Share:

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Starting on Thursday, May 16, breastfeeding classes will be offered free of charge at Southeastern Regional Medical Center every third Thursday of the month. The class, which is led by Robeson County Health Department Lactation Educator Janna Blue, runs from 5:30-7 p.m. in the SRMC Community Education Classroom II, which is near the Gift Shop […]

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Bladen Community College has many opportunities for your camper to learn, express, create, and build on their already growing personalities.  Why not use the summer to let your camper brush up on their math skills, explore career areas of interest or discover their creative talents in a performing arts or art camps. They are all […]

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Justin Morilla owner of Splish Splash Car Wash And Detailing announced his grand opening this week. The new business offers car wash and detailing  by appointment and vehicle pick up services are also available. Morilla is excited about the opportunity to grow his business. Splish Splash Car Wash and Detailing is located at 10315 N […]

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With Pride and Joy Mr. & Mrs. Ritchie Thompson Announce the Graduation of their Daughter Dr. Kaylyn Renee Thompson Receiving her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Friday, May 10th at 3:00 in the afternoon John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center Kaylyn previously obtained her Bachelors in Clinical Research […]

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By Dora Brogdon Every year on the second Sunday of May children give gifts to their mothers in appreciation. The holiday began on May 10, 1908 by Anna Jarvis when she held a memorial service to both her mother and all the mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church. The second Sunday was designated for Mother’s […]

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The Farm Credit Association of North Carolina announced that two Bladen County youths have been presented awards by their organization. Oliva Barnes of Elizabethtown and Callie Lewis of Bladenboro were presented the second Ag Youth Leadership Program Awards. Both girls excelled as leaders in their FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith West Bladen High School showcased their school spirit on Monday, May 6 for fellow classmate, Alyssa Bell. The band played, the cheerleaders danced while students were ushered in for the Semper Fidelis All-American Program award presentation. As students were seated, Principal Peggy Hester said, “There is no better reason to be out […]

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As warmer weather arrives in Bladen County, the Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief from May 1 until Oct. 31. “Our supply is limited,” Kelly Robeson, Director of Division of Aging […]

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The descendant of Shade & Civil Thompson, & Jesse & Perci Boyett of Bladen County, will hold their family reunion on June 1, 2019, at shady Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The Church is located at 10981 Twisted Hickory Road, Bladenboro. A covered dish meal will be served at 1:00pm. All descendants,family & friends are […]

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Contributed Each year some Bladen County citizens gather to observe the National Day of Prayer in Bladen County. This year, several area pastors encouraged others to get out and pray in different communities on May 2 to observe the national prayer day. Dr. Mack Roberts with Galeed Baptist Church along with other area ministers held […]

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