07/19/2019
  • 6:55 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 19
  • 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
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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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Mr. Harold Leon Ford a well respected native of Bladen County was celebrated on his birthday, Saturday May 4, because of all he has done throughout the years. Mr. Ford of Clarkton, is a US Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. After Mr. Ford’s service in the armed forces, he returned to Bladen […]

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By Charlotte Smith Saturday may have held the largest Elizabethtown Police Department Kid’s Appreciation Day in years according to event organizer, Lt. Dewayne Cheshire. The thirteenth annual Kid’s Appreciation Day gave law enforcement the opportunity to join forces with other local agencies, businesses and other leaders to give back to the community. “I think the […]

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

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By Charlotte Smith The construction of the new White Lake multi-use path was completed on Thursday this week. Local residents were seen Friday using the path for their exercises and leisurely walks.  Project Manager Eddie Madden was very pleased with the completion. He said, “All we have left to do now is to plant grass […]

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

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

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By Charlotte Smith May is Electrical Safety Month! This month, make electrical safety a priority. Help your family avoid dangerous situations by taking a few easy precautions, Four County Electric Membership Corporation reminded their members earlier this week.  Charles Lewis, First Class Lineman and Brent Croom, Director of Safety with Four County Electric Membership Corporation […]

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By Charlotte Smith There are reports almost on a daily basis about Bladen County still suffering from the devastating effects Hurricane Florence had on the mother county. The hospital in Elizabethtown reported multiple damages due to the storm. However, over the past several months Bladen Healthcare has strived to make necessary renovations, and improvements all […]

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Contributed Due to a lot of planning and preparation as well as the collection of over 1,500 pounds of food, the Eagle’s Nest Food Bank at Bladen Community College is opening the first week of May. BCC Faculty Senate President, Sharon Coe, reported to the college trustees at their recent board meeting, that after Hurricane […]

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With the busy summer travel season making its approach and Boeing under fire after two fatal crashes, WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Airlines. WalletHub’s study focuses not just on price but also many other aspects of the air travel experience, such as safety, delays, baggage issues, animal incidents, passenger complaints and more. You […]

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Contributed DUBLIN –  Bladen Community College convened an Arbor Day Celebration with a special program held recently on its campus.   The Arbor Day Celebration not only marked the occasion of the national Arbor Day but also the recognition of Bladen Community College with a 2018 Tree Campus USA Award. The award is issued by the […]

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Contributed Administrative professionals from various organizations and businesses in the community were honored on April 24th with an Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon hosted by Bladen Community College’s Continuing Education Department.  This event gave employers a great opportunity to show their appreciation to their administrative professionals—assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other office professionals.  Various businesses and agencies […]

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Contributed Elizabethtown Primary School invites our students to our STEAM Family Night. Activities will involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! Your budding scientist can make SLIME, build a boat, drive a robot, and create interesting art all night. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All […]

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By: Dora Brogdon This week a cute one to two year old male dog mix named Sam has been chosen to be Pet of the Week! This sweetie has been at the shelter since March 9th, almost going on to two months now according the the Bladen County Animal Shelter staff. The staff reports Sam […]

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

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By Charlotte Smith There is a new store in town. Some say it’s going to be out of this world. Kessel Run Comics a new comic book store located on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown is owned by young entrepreneur, Mac Barnes. Mac is the son of local Blueberry Farmer, Lem Barnes. Not everyone needs […]

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Contributed With graduation season nearly upon us, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs as well as accompanying videos. To take stock of the first-timer employment landscape, WalletHub compared more than 100 different types of entry-level positions based on 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from […]

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By Charlotte Smith Many folks in the county work hard throughout the year to raise money for the fight against cancer. Businesses, churches, civic groups and other volunteers unite as teams to raise funds for cancer research through Bladen County Relay for Life.  This Saturday, the annual fundraising event was held at the Elizabethtown Middle […]

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By Charlotte Smith It’s time to stop child abuse. April is Child Abuse Awareness month and many in Bladen County have participated in some way to bring awareness about the issue.  Bladen County Department of Social Services work all year long with the issue and this Saturday was no different. The Child Abuse Awareness Day […]

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By Charlotte Smith Celebrating communities is not a past time. Kelly Spring Fest organized by Kelly Fire Department, Station 56, held on the last Saturday of April every year provides the opportunity for celebrating community.  Jeff Huff, Kelly Firefighter helped commentate the parade this year with BladenOnline.com. After the devastation of hurricane Florence hit the […]

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A local support group is set to meet in May. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group for parents whose children have died- at any age, from any cause. Our group welcomes you. We’re here to listen and share. Any adult who has experienced a loss of their child, grandchild or sibling may wish to […]

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By Charlotte Smith Lu Mil Vineyard showcased the Lewis & Clark Circus on Thursday evening on their grounds in Dublin. The tickets sold fast. Standing room only was left ten minutes before the shows began.   Logan the Ring Master welcomed everyone to the show. The show had entertainment with fire, trapeze stunts, magic, and […]

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By Dora Brogdon Everyone at some point has owned a dog or a cat, whether they knew a friend or family member that owned one. Taking care of an animal like a dog, not so much a cat, is almost the same as raising a human child. Some owners even consider their pet to be […]

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By Jefferson Weaver A newspaper office is a living, breathing thing during the week. People are coming and going; phones ring; the scanner blares a tone announcing a tragedy in someone’s life. People talk, and sometimes they just yell across the room. Carts and handtrucks rumble through the back, carrying newspapers and inserts. Sometimes even […]

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

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The forecast for this weekend in Bladen County calls for perfect weather for outside events according to a lot of outdoor enthusiast. Brown’s Creek Bike Trail featured in Elizabethtown will be the site for anther North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Mountain Bike Race this coming weekend. The race will be from Friday, April 26, 2019 […]

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Each year some gather to observe the National Day of Prayer in Bladen County. This year, several area pastors are encouraging others to get out and pray. Rev. Warren Hill invites the public to celebrate the National Day of Prayer in the parking lot of Dublin Elementary School located at  7048 Albert St, in Dublin. […]

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights The North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board met April 8th at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   Curriculum flexibility, training, expanding board, grants and more were all topics of discussion during the meeting. The agendas are available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab. There you can […]

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By Charlotte Smith Photos contributed Many in Bladen County celebrate Earth Day. Several local schools have children planting green life, teaching lessons on how to upcycle and how to positively contribute to the environment. Bladen County’s Keep Bladen Beautiful committee made a stop at Dublin Primary School. The focus of the trip was to teach […]

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Spring time marks new beginnings in a lot of ways. This Easter Monday is no different. Our beloved, Erin Smith, resigned today as General Manager of BladenOnline.com. Our staff is grateful for Erin’s three year tenure. She worked hard bringing the latest news and happenings in our area to our loyal readers. “The departure did […]

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Most older adults – about 94 percent – want to stay at home as they age. But a new survey from the Home Instead Senior Care network shows many seniors are redefining what it means to age in place, revealing that one in four plan to move to a new home to accommodate their changing […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC Part of what makes our nation unique is our diversity. Social Security touches the lives of nearly all Americans; so, we are accustomed to serving a diverse population. Online, our People like Me pages help inform the many different people we help. From people […]

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Contributed Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton with a night of classic jazz as he leads “Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong” 7pm Saturday April 27. Dean has performed or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, […]

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