08/18/2019
  • 10:28 pm Clarkton School of Discovery Football Practice Begins August 26
  • 10:14 pm This Day in History for August 18
  • 10:08 pm Changing your direct deposit information with Social Security
  • 9:55 pm Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 9:34 pm Back to School Blast helps students prepare for new year
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Civic organizations, businesses, churches and law enforcement came together Saturday to help students prepare for the new school year. The third annual Back to School Blast was held at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. The main attraction was a uniform exchange event. Bladen County schools will open for students on Monday, Aug. 26. […]

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It may be raining outside, but that does not mean it has to be all glummy. We need the rain here in Bladen County. While the plants receive some waterboarding, here are some jokes for you from the ever interesting internets. Joke 1: Wife: “How would you describe me?” Husband: “ABCDEFGHIJK.” Wife: “What does that […]

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School is starting and that means more buses will be on the roads and more children will be walking and biking. It’s critical that drivers know the rules of the road to keep everyone safe. On average, there are nearly 3,000 incidents of cars passing stopped school buses every school day in North Carolina. This […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent. North Carolina’s July 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.4 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 17,620 over the […]

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The Bladen Community College Retention Task Force is pleased to announce its first annual Welcome Week! This is a full week of events and activities to kick-start a new academic year.  All students are invited and encouraged to participate. Welcome Week events start Monday, August 19th and continue through Friday, August 23.   Each day’s […]

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Bladen County First Responder Training Facility near White Lake is used for a multitude of training sessions. This week has been no exception. Wednesday concluded the most recent combined Training Session for less than lethal responses to resistance and de-escalation training for the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, according to  […]

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Former principal at West Bladen High School, Todd Finn was named Lewiston’s new superintendent back in February of this year. Mr. Finn left West Bladen back in 2011 and has served as a principal for other schools prior to holding his new role as superintendent. Mr. Finn recently left a message on our Guestbook page, […]

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WoodmenLife representative Jeffrey Rogerson supplied White Oak Family Worship Center with a new United States flag. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is helping end the summer season on a good note at White Lake. This past Tuesday the chamber held their monthly meeting at Goldston’s Restaurant and this evening, the chamber will present the last of the Sunset Jams “Alive after Five” concerts. Tuesday, the Chamber presented, […]

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By Roxana Ross Myron is not a therapist, but he listens calmly and attentively to patients who are scared or sad, and he often makes patients feel better. He also lets patients pet and cuddle him, as long as they don’t mind a little shedding. A frequent visitor to nursing home residents, Myron, along with […]

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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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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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Oak Estates Apartments – 420 E McKay St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 – Accepting Applications for 1 Bedroom units and one 2 Bedroom Handicap unit  – Washer/Dryer hookup ready – Rental Assistance Available – Close to doctors offices and shopping – Quiet Neighborhood – Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm. For more information please […]

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Contributed WoodmenLife provides American and State flags to local chapters for presentation to nonprofit civic and youth groups, schools, churches, and community centers. Since 1947, WoodmenLife have donated more than 3 million flags to worthy nonprofit institutions. This week, Trey Duncan, Financial Representative with WoodmenLife presented 36 classroom flags to be displayed in all the […]

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Gary L. Britt, formerly of Bladen County, is  Chief of Police at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Chief Britt was formerly with the Elizabethtown Police Department and is a graduate of Mount Olive College and University of Phoenix. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is responsible for protecting the lives and property of their citizens […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North […]

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As the lazy days of summer are winding to a close, many parents are beginning to think about sending their children back to school. To help parents preparing for their children’s school days local volunteers, businesses and non-profits are working together for the Back to School Blast event. The community helpers are still accepting donations […]

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By Charlotte Smith Smithfield Foods, Dominion Energy (together Align Renewables) , and hog farmers are all working together to create renewable energy with biogas in Southeastern North Carolina. The first of the new biogas gathering systems in NC to be constructed by Align is located just South of Turkey, NC on the Sampson/Duplin county line. It will include up to 19 […]

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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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The presence of abandoned, nuisance, and junked motor vehicles can threaten the character and safety of a neighborhood, according to Billie Hall with the Town of Elizabethtown Planning Department. Hall presented a brief update to the Elizabethtown Town Council at its August meeting on the town’s Voluntary Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program. She reported receiving […]

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Southeastern Carolina Crossroads has been assisting men with addiction rehabilitation needs since 2015. There have been many positive outcomes for the men who have received services offered at the Christian non-profit organization according to Rev. David Foster with the Bladen Baptist Association. The rehab facility provides, “Help and Hope Over Addiction for Men.” The treatment […]

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By Charlotte Smith The old saying, “They don’t make them like they use to,” may be showcased this weekend. The annual Made in the Shade Open Car and Truck Show takes place Saturday on the lawn in front of San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Registration is from 8 a.m. until noon and judging will begin […]

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Dublin – Bladen Community College (BCC) faculty and staff convened together to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year during an all campus assembly held on August 1st. The gathering included important updates and information to support student enrollment, completion, and safety as well as professional development. Vincent Morris, BCC welding student, gave a very motivating […]

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Mary Caitlin Campbell has won a State Championship title for weight lifting and now she is helping the community she lives in. Campbell and her co-worker Cameron Hatcher from Healthworks in Elizabethtown both addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday at San Jose restaurant. Hatcher went over some of the benefits the local gym offers […]

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Town of White Lake

The Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 7.pm. according to Brenda Clark, MMC/NCCMC, Administration Director/Town Clerk/Finance Officer. Following is the agenda:  OPENING & CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 P.M.  INVOCATION  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  AGENDA ADOPTION AGENDA ITEMS: 1. APPROVAL OF […]

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We made it through another work week. Have fun this Friday. We hope these jokes make you laugh or at least chuckle a bit. You know why you never see elephants hiding up in trees? Because they’re really good at it. What is red and smells like blue paint? Red paint. A dyslexic man walks […]

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NC DOT

Fayetteville-based Highway Division 6 Gets 88 Projects Projects cover years 2020-2029 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has unveiled this week the final draft of its 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. It includes more than 1,700 projects across all transportation modes and in every county in the state. The complete draft STIP list […]

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Having fun in the sun and dancing the night away is one memorable way to spend your summers. The Town of Elizabethtown hosts Summer Sounds Concerts sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and its members. The concerts in the series are held on Thursday evenings at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. The […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Town of Elizabethtown Council members discussed plans for repairs to the Town Cemetery on Queen Street in Elizabethtown.  Scott Sigmon, an engineer with W. K. Dickson and Associates, gave a presentation to the council regarding the geologic damage to the City Cemetery back in January this year. Elizabethtown received roughly 15 […]

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Contributed Dublin, NC – After months of prayerfully seeking God’s will, it is with great joy and excitement that Dublin First Baptist Church announces the election of Jason Lee as our new Senior Pastor on July 21, 2019. Jason is a Lancaster Bible College Graduate and a military veteran. Jason and his wife, Krista ministered […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Town of Elizabethtown Town Council joined the new Carolina Vision Center for their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 5th at 5:30 pm. The new facility is located at 432 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown. The company, which has several locations across […]

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Bladen County Animal Control/Shelter will be waiving the adoption fee on cats starting today until the end of August. “The Shelter is full of cats right now and we hope that waiving the adoption fee will help more cats find a loving home,” said Karen Suggs, Bladen County Animal Shelter manager. You will still be […]

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North Carolina A & T State University Chancellor, Harold L. Martin Sr., Ph.D., paid a visit to local students with the Innovation Station mobile stem lab on Thursday, August 1 at Tabernacle Holiness Church. This stop provided attendees an opportunity to see Innovation Station in action. N.C. A&T’s Innovation Station, a 41-foot-long mobile makerspace, brings […]

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On Sunday, July 21st, 2019, Robert Roosevelt Peterson (“Bob”), beloved husband of the late Pura Gonzales Peterson, father of Erick Gonzales Peterson, and father-in-law of Christina Pitrelli, passed away peacefully at his home in Rockville, MD. The eleventh and youngest child of the late Mary Brown Peterson and Pearlie Peterson, Bob was born and raised […]

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The Disaster Support Group, hosted by Hope4NC, Foundation Church, and Bladen Disaster Recovery Team will host an event for those in Bladen County affected by the recent hurricanes. There will be resources, prep information, resilience information and activities for all ages, and a film about resilience being shown as well. The event will be held […]

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As kids start going back to school and life get busier, now’s the time to check your child’s safety seat. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1-19. Many people don’t know that children should ride in the backseat until age 13. It’s also a good idea to choose […]

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The Mother County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, August 10th, from  12-2 pm at the Bladenboro Historical Society Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC.  Anyone with an interest in history and genealogy is welcome. The Program Speaker will be Yvonne Council. This program will be Part 2 of a program on cleaning and repairing […]

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By Charlotte Smith It’s that time of year again. Bladen County students and their parents are preparing for school. There are some homeschooled students as well as charter schools reporting classes are already in session.  Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy in Elizabethtown and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville already have Bladen County students in classes. […]

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RALEIGH – A four-year-old, unvaccinated mare in Cumberland County was euthanized after contracting the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in North Carolina this year. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination. EEE causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord and is usually fatal. Symptoms include impaired […]

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By Charlotte Smith The newly renovated, El Patron Grill, located at 1100 West Board Street in Elizabethtown is now open. The Mexican cuisine will be offered daily. El Patron Grill does house a bar offering cocktails for their customers.  The renovated establishment was opened as La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant back in 2015 and was the […]

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Cape Fear Valley Awarded Arts Council Grant For Patient Therapy FAYETTEVILLE – July 30, 2019 –  Cape Fear Valley Health has been awarded a $7,935 grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. The money will help fund the Art Therapy for Behavioral Health Patients program, which provides group art therapy sessions in the inpatient Behavioral […]

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Sanford, NC- Alma Parker Farris passed away peacefully at the age of 102 on July 29, 2019, with her loving family by her side in Sanford’s Central Carolina Hospital. The second of Samuel and Helen Kelly Parker’s five children and the first of their four daughters, she was born on January 31st., 1917 in Rocky […]

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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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By Charlotte Smith A new business, Odds & Ends, located at 501 Martin Luther King Junior Drive celebrated today with a Grand Opening. The owner, Ms. Mary McMillian opened her doors this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. offering furniture, home décor and more. “I was born and raised in this town and I […]

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Thursday evening the temperatures were comfortable for most people in the area. A large crowd took advantage of the cooler weather and danced the evening away listening to The Entertainers band at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown. The concerts in the Summer Sounds Concert series are held on Thursday evenings at the Cape […]

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The Bladenboro Rotary Club celebrated on Monday this week with their 52nd Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at the Bladenboro  Historical Building. J.W. & Martha Black Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kolby Edwards and Callie Lewis. The Commander Frank Elkins Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jacob Aaron Hester and Alana Nicole King. The club also […]

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By Jeffrey W Rogerson I am new to WoodmenLife, but not to insurance. After graduating from East Bladen High School in 2003, I attended East Carolina University, where I graduated with my Bachelors in Political Science in 2007. I had plans to work in town/city government, but due to the limitations in jobs in the […]

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By Charlotte Smith This week the local non-profit, Men & Women United are working together with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CPF) to repair four homes damaged by hurricanes, according to Rev. Keith Graham with Men & Women United in East Arcadia. There are 13 members from Monte Vista Baptist Church located in Maryville, TN on the […]

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Contributed  The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club is the proud sponsor of two local high school students attending the Resource Conservation Workshop. High school juniors MacKenzie Morris from West Bladen High School and Nicholas Norris from East Bladen High School gave an overview of their experience to the Kiwanis Club at Cindy’s in Elizabethtown last Tuesday evening.  […]

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Kisha Lesane, a Bladen County native started a food journey blog and would like to share her latest post with BladenOnline.com readers.  Ms. Lesane grew up in Bladen County working in her dad’s restaurant, according to her site. Now Ms. Lesane lives in Georgia and started a blog dedicated to her passion for food and […]

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FAYETTEVILLE  – July 22, 2019 –  As part of the growing focus on population health, Cape Fear Valley Health and Vidant Health are proud to announce a new partnership aimed at addressing and improving chronic health conditions in rural North Carolina. “Both of our organizations understand the unique challenges facing this region,” said Todd Hickey, chief […]

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Some celebrate Christmas all throughout the year and one local shop in Elizabethtown is spreading the holiday cheer. River View Trading Post announced Friday they will hold a Christmas in July Sale this coming week. “We will be full of the Christmas Spirit,” Kyle Culkin, one of the store owners said. “Some of our vendors […]

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Here is a Flashback for you this Friday from The Southeastern Times, “the most widely read & quoted newspaper in Bladen County” back in the 70’s…. Share:

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction today announced the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. The Federally-assisted school nutrition programs help ensure all students have access to wholesome, nutritious, appealing meals at school. “Access to healthful meals at school can […]

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By Roxana Ross Julius Meekins, a fitness technician for Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness in Lumberton, says he has always been motivated by fitness. After taking home the bronze medal in the 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games in June, he’s hoping he also motivates other seniors to be active, and maybe […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Buttercup, a 10 to 12-week old female kitten. She is very friendly and playful. She loves to get attention and would make a great family pet, says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Buttercup has been looking for a special someone to give her a loving home. […]

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Yesterday, Bladen County Schools and Smithfield Foods unveiled a mobile Read and Feed unit to sponsor Bladen County’s summer feeding program. The van will ensure more than 4,000 students throughout Bladen County, North Carolina will have access to free meals and literacy programs that are otherwise unavailable during summer months, according to officials. Before the […]

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BladenOnline.com and Cape Fear Heating & Cooling partnered together with Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center to hold a blood drive on Tuesday. It was a great success according to all involved. “Wow, what a great turn out! The community heard the call for help and fully supported us,” said Dianne Carter, Mobile Recruitment Coordinator, […]

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The N.C. Department of Transportation has designated 60 scenic byways to give visitors and residents a chance to experience a bit of North Carolina history, geography and breathtaking scenery while raising awareness for the protection and preservation of these treasures. The byway routes are carefully selected as safe and interesting alternatives to the faster-pace and […]

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By Charlotte Smith A large crowd gathered in the new, classy boutique in downtown Elizabethtown for shopping and to help celebrate the new store on Thursday afternoon. Dawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presented the golden bows to Amy’s Boutique owner Amy Johnson with a smile. Maynard announced the […]

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The Cool Heat band is currently getting ready to entertain at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market! Dawn Maynard with the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is on site getting ready for the first concert in the series this Thursday afternoon. The music and dancing will be from 6 – 9 p.m. tonight. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith An Elizabethtown resident and mother was murdered by her father’s own hands this week. Jada Swindell, 21, texted, “He’s killing us,” to her mother on Monday as her father was stabbing her to death, according her sister’s report. The nightmare unfolded at John D. Hargrove’s home in Warren County, North Carolina, after […]

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CLARKTON – Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center still has a critical need for type O blood, Cape Fear Valley Health said Wednesday. The need stems from a nationwide shortage of the blood type, as well as shortage of local blood donors. Cape Fear Heating & Cooling and BladenOnline.com are hosting a community blood drive […]

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Bladen Community College will welcome new and returning students to campus as the fall semester registration begins next week. Counselors and faculty advisors will be on hand to assist students in registering for classes and obtaining information for a successful community college experience. “The staff and faculty of BCC are always energized when students return […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. Also, as a reminder, the Elwell Ferry is back open. Closing: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 […]

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Elizabethtown, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering 90-minute “Navigating Grief” workshops in Elizabethtown on the second Tuesday of each month. Each workshop focuses on a specific aspect of grief and the grieving process. Upcoming topics include: Supporting a Griever on Aug. 13, Grief in the Workplace on Sept. 10, Healthy Coping in Grief on […]

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The annual Christmas in July Bazaar and Salad Lunch will be held Friday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center in Elizabethtown, according to Krista Johnson, extension agent with Family & Consumer Sciences at the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Bladen County Center. Lunch includes chicken, pasta, vegetable and fruit salads, […]

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Dementia Friends of North Carolina has scheduled a one-hour informational session on Friday, July 26 ath the Bladen County Division of Aging & Senior Center on McLeod Street in Elizabethtown. The session, which will begin at 2 p.m., will teach participants what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease and tip for […]

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The Bladen County Department of Health and Human Services is collecting school supplies through Friday, July 19 for students who are living with their grandparents and may need extra help for the upcomig school year. Donations are being accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at: Bladen County Division of Aging, 608 McLeod Street, […]

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In case you needed a little laugh this Monday. View this blast from the past: Share:

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The Bladen County Health Department, Sheriff’s Office, mental health agencies and other leaders and agencies in the mother county worked together to establish a Resource Guide to assist residents when seeking services in the area. View the Resource Guide now. 2019 Resource Guide   Share:

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By Charlotte Smith Many folks in Bladen County are saying, “It’s Bo Time”! The new Bojangle’s Famous Chicken & Biscuits restaurant opened it’s doors to the public for the first time this morning at 5 a.m. for their grand opening. On the wall pictured in a pile of flour reads the quote, “We weren’t the […]

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By Charlotte Smith The new Bojangle’s Famous Chicken & Biscuits restaurant is ready for its grand opening. The doors are expected to open for customers at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 8. Bojangles is located at 330 S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown to make way for a new facility. Construction began in March. The announcement […]

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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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Lumberton, NC–Junior volunteers are a welcome sign of summer at Southeastern Health. The Junior Volunteer Program accepts students ages 14 to 18 to serve their community by offering a helping hand at the hospital and across the SeHealth system. Students, in turn, gain valuable experience that will help them on their resumes and college applications. […]

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Check out this report about Independence Day in Bladen County from 1976 in The Southeastern Times newspaper owned and operated by Norgie Hester. Share:

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Update: The Fire was extinguished and no injuries were caused by the fire. A utility company is on site making repairs.  Breaking news: Fire caused by down power line on Highway 701 N. just passed the bridge over the Cape Fear River headed to White Lake from Elizabethtown is slowing traffic. Some local residents have […]

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Six rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery. This new federal funding was awarded as a $200,000 grant to each of the following: Ashe Memorial Hospital in […]

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Because many Fourth of July celebrations include grilling, picnics and other outdoor food events, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is promoting easy steps everyone should take to avoid foodborne illnesses associated with summer heat. During the summer months, warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to thrive. Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, […]

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By Dr. Lisa Bryan The Bladen Relay for Life chairwoman Mary Williams and the committee hosted survivors, teams, and participants at the 2018-2019 awards and wrap-up meeting on June 25 at the Bladen County Agriculture Extension Office in Elizabethtown. The meeting was held to celebrate cancer survivors and the many donors and sponsors which made […]

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Health Grades

By Cheryl Thurston Happy 4th of July. Surely, everyone is ready to celebrate our nation’s freedom and enjoy some time with friends and family. I know I am. Just in time for your vacation celebration, here is the restaurant report card for the month of June. As you know, our friends at the Bladen County […]

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The annual July 4th Sidewalk Sale started last Friday and continues on offering savings to all shoppers in Elizabethtown. Merchants are offering all manner of merchandise from clothes, shoes, gifts, jewelry, salon services, comic books, office supplies, furniture and more. Discounts can be found both inside the stores and on the sidewalk on Broad Street and at […]

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Update: Fireworks Show at Goldston’s Beach rescheduled The Fireworks Show at Goldston’s Beach have been cancelled for this evening due to the thunderstorms in the area, according to Mayor Goldston Womble. The Fireworks Show has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, July 5th around 9 p.m. at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake, weather permitting according to […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladenboro is located in the southwestern corner of Bladen County. Strategically placed a short drive from some of the best beaches, lakes and ports on the southeastern seaboard. American Flags are flying high this week as a patriotic symbol running through the heart of the small town in honor of our nation’s […]

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Bladen County’s May Unemployment Figure Is 4.8 Percent RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in three, and remained unchanged in two. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.1 percent. All 15 of the state’s […]

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Fireworks caused 35 wildfires in 2018 RALEIGH – Elevated wildfire risks due to abnormally dry conditions in Eastern North Carolina are prompting N.C. Forest Service officials to urge extreme caution with fireworks and to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Forecast chances for rain are slight at best and are unlikely in the southeastern counties for the […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s ferry is back open and some upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. Closing:  NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They […]

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By Charlotte Smith K. Robert Davis, Attorney at Law has held an office located at 303 E. Broad Street in Elizabethtown for many years now. Mr. Davis has received many five star reviews from his clients as a defense attorney in the mother county. However, all good things must come to an end. In June, […]

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More than two dozen archers took aim at deer, hogs, turkeys and a bear Saturday at the Allen Brothers Outdoors Clubhouse. Their real target, however, was helping find a cure for a disease named after former New York Yankees baseball great Lou Gehrig. Photos by Ray Jones   The third annual Bladen County Aim for […]

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All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Share:

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s ferry is back open and some upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS:                                                                                                           NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Superintendent’s List (Having a 96 or above in all classes) 5th Grade: Carlee Atkinson, Cabria Baldwin, Dashon Campbell, Christopher Cromartie, Dajur Davis, Keyshawn Kemp   6th Grade:  Erin Hewett   7th Grade:  Addie Bowen, Lena Trinidad, Josiah Lucero, Emma McDuffie, Reagan Moore   8th Grade:  Luke Barber, Cate DeVane, Andrew Dowd, Jacie Kinlaw   “A” […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – The Blood Donor Center is still critical for type O blood. The need stems from a nationwide shortage of the blood type. Type O negative blood is the universal blood type and can be given to any patient during emergencies. The blood type is also used for babies in the neonatal care unit […]

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Garage Sale: Friday afternoon, June 28, 2019 3 – 7 pm 9002 Hwy 701 Clarkton, NC. Watch for Signs and  Christmas Trees, Decorations, Housewares, Jewelry, Baby Items (some new) Furniture, Outdoor table and four chairs, never used basketball goal  w/ stand, gas fireplace, tool bag and much more We will be under the carport. Share:

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Bladen Community College offered many opportunities for children this week to learn, express, create, and build on their already growing personalities at this year’s STEM Summer Camp.  The campers brushed up on their math skills, explored career areas of interest or discovered their creative talents in a performing arts and art camp classes at the […]

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