01/23/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:58 pm Bladen County business helping federal employees
  • 4:46 pm Elizabethtown murder case remains unsolved
  • 4:35 pm Health and Human Services Agency meeting needs 
  • 3:03 pm Tillis & King Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Seasonal Worker Relief in Funding Agreement
  • 2:50 pm Secret about Bladen County Early College
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By Erin Smith One volunteer is hoping she and the Toys for Tots program can make Christmas a little a brighter for children in Bladen County this year. Following the devastation of Hurricane Florence, Beverly Rodgers said she almost didn’t volunteer with the program this year due to the damages she received at her home. […]

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By Erin Smith For those who are preparing for a night of howling good fun, the following towns have announced trick or treating hours for Wednesday, October 31st.  *In Bladenboro, trick or treating hours are from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Only children 12 years old and under are allowed to trick or treat and […]

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by Susan Randstrom Bruck Here’s a kid-friendly project that won’t send shivers down your spine. When autumn winds turn bone-chilling cold and children dream of becoming vampires, parents might want to have some crafty ideas in their bags of tricks. If you don’t feel like getting pumpkin slime all over the kitchen this year, try […]

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By Erin Smith UPDATE: Excellent weather and plenty of excitement are expected to be the order of the day for the 12th annual Bladenboro BeastFest on Saturday, October 27. There will be pre-festival celebrations as well on Friday, October 26.  Boost the ‘Boro President, Don White, said, “We are expecting a big festival this year.” He […]

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By Dora Brogdon This week a male kitten by the name of Skittles has been chosen for Pet of the Week. He is 10 weeks old and loves to play. He’s very friendly and affectionate and would make a great family pet. Skittles is waiting for his forever family to come by the Bladen County […]

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The Kelly Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Donations are appreciated. The fire department is located at 18628 Nc Hwy. 53 East, Kelly. Share:

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A new jail is in town and new jobs have been created. In September 2017 the Sheriff’s office held an open house at the new Bladen County Law Enforcement and Detention Center on Smith Circle in Elizabethtown. Almost a year later there are a little less than 20 new positions filled with more personnel hires needed […]

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By Charlotte Smith There have been many contractors in Bladen County since Hurricane Florence assisting homeowners with property repairs. Local and out of town professionals have been seen from one end of the county to the other. However, one reputable insurance agent has reported suspected price gouging. An elderly lady who owns a double wide […]

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By Erin Smith Voters have begun heading to the polls to cast their ballots with One Stop Voting having started on Wednesday. As of 2 p.m. Friday, 1,275 ballots had been cast, according to the Bladen County Board of Elections. Bladen County has 23,124 registered voters, according to the NC State Board of Elections. The […]

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Staff report The Kelly community is seeking answers for how to repair and maintain the White Oak Dike system that protects the community from flooding. The Kelly Dike system was one of the topics of discussion on Monday during the Bladen County Commissioners’ Hurricane Florence briefing.  The White Oak Dike located in Kelly was breached in […]

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OCTOBER 22, 1979 ~ OCTOBER 17, 2018 (AGE 38) Read the full obituary from Inman Funeral Home by clicking here. [divider] Share:

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Flu Season is just around the corner! Did you get your flu vaccine? The flu can affect people of all ages, even those in good health. Protect against the flu by getting a flu shot, and use these tips to stay healthy during flu season: The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine by the end […]

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By Dora Brogdon This week a 1 to 2 year old female bulldog mix named Autumn has been picked to be Pet of the Week. She is very friendly and doesn’t seem aggressive towards other dogs. Autumn is waiting at Bladen County Animal Shelter for her forever family to come by and adopt her. The […]

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Contributed If you put any stock in the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s going to be a harsh winter. Which is one of the many reasons to check the health of your roof now . By using your attic, you may save yourself a trip to the hospital. Think of it this way: No homeowner wants to […]

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By Timothy J. Malinich Cacti (singular cactus) catch the eye of many hobbyists. They are easy and rewarding to grow, fun to display, and readily available. People are often hesitant to grow them because they fear the reputation of these desert denizens. Here are a few tips that will hopefully de-mystify the collecting of cacti. […]

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East Bladen High School

Friday night East Bladen will be accepting canned food items at both gates during the varsity football game to help with the canned food drive for Bladen Crisis. Also, Do Right Carpet will be giving away a $250.00 store credit that will go along with the 50/50.  Tickets will be sold at the front gate […]

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West Bladen High School Logo

West Bladen High School will host it’s annual Veteran’s Recognition Assembly on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., in the West Bladen High School gymnasium at 1600 NC Hwy. 410, Bladenboro, NC 28320. There will be a small reception for Veteran’s at 8:30 a.m. in the media center. If you plan on attending the […]

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By Erin Smith There was an air sadness as residents, family members and friends gathered along the sidewalks of Main Street in Bladenboro to say goodbye to a favorite son. Fallen NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner grew up in the town and its residents gathered to pay tribute to him. Trooper Conner was shot […]

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Contributed Since Hurricane Florence struck Bladen County businesses with a mighty blow in September, many have been searching for answers. Todd Lyden, Director with the Small Business Center at Bladen Community College met with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club to explain options for storm victims. “A lot of business owners were prepared for this storm because […]

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North Carolina Bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie will perform November 1 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton. In partnership with the Robeson County Arts Council as part of its annual Bluegrass on the Blackwater series: Sweet Potato Pie has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, […]

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RALEIGH: North Carolina will receive $27 million over the next year to fight the state’s opioid epidemic by getting people off opioids and preventing others from misusing them, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Grants include $23 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Contributed by Bobbie Todd For the past month if you have traveled anywhere you have seen your share of detour and road closed signs. Hurricane Florence was not invited into our lives by no means. She changed what we know as normal to utter chaos. One road at a time, they began to be repaired, […]

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  Elizabethtown, NC: Charlie and Dean Hilton of Hilton Auction & Reality in Elizabethtown are excited to announce their newest team member. Christian Campbell also from Elizabethtown recently accepted a position at Hilton Auction & Realty to start her new career as a Real Estate Broker. Campbell graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in […]

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Contributed The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown is having a can food drive for the month of October. Since our county has suffered so much the club decided to expand their drive and make it an annual event. The Kiwanians put a challenge out to both East Bladen High School and West Bladen High School. Both, […]

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By Erin Smith While the morning air had a crisp feel to it, the atmosphere at Lu Mil Vineyard’s NC Grape Festival Saturday was one of fun and laughter. The well attended event had plenty to offer from the soft sounds of jazz music to the laughter of the Grape Stomp event. Denise Bridgers estimated […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong East Bladen High School held its homecoming at Friday’s football game. The king, queen and court were announced. Share:

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This week is Fire Prevention Week! This year’s theme is LOOK. LEARN. LISTEN. Many deaths and injuries from fires happen in homes, but fires can happen anywhere. Use these fire safety tips to help prevent and respond to a fire in your home: Make sure your smoke alarms work. Choose interconnected alarms so when one sounds, […]

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Conditions deemed safe after Remnants of Hurricane Pass Through NC RALEIGH – North Carolina ferries resumed their normal schedules Friday morning, after heavy winds subsided and conditions were deemed safe by the state Ferry Division. Heavy winds from the remnants of Hurricane Michael, which pounded parts of North Carolina with wind and soaking rain, forced state […]

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On Saturday, October 27th, White Oak Fire Department will host our spring All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Plates are dine in or take out! Donations are appreciated. The fire department is located at 10838 NC 53W, PO Box 130, White Oak. Share:

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WASHINGTON, DC – Valley Fine Foods, a Forest City, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked meat and poultry products that may be adulterated due to presence of spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and unfit for human food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) […]

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Contributed The ancient arts of massage therapy and acupuncture are known all the world over for being methods of stress relief and healing. The members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Elizabethtown Massage R & R as a new member during Tuesday’s luncheon meeting. Chamber Members also learned more about the services […]

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Upcoming Events

By Dora Brogdon This weekend will be filled with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fall weather. On Saturday morning  the Annual NC Grape Festival will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. No payment is needed to attend. Vendor spaces will be available and booth spaces are free. The Grape Stomp […]

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WINSTON-SALEM – High school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts are invited to visit the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem for a day and discover why it is the place for exceptionally talented students to study and thrive. Fall Open House has been scheduled for […]

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By Erin Smith The annual NC Grape Festival is on go for this Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard. Admission to the festival is free. The band for this year’s event is the “Three to Get Ready” jazz band. “Jazz is a type of music we have not […]

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Contributed Many property owners are still recovering from damage received in Hurricane Florence. Since the hurricane hit, Bladen County citizens have been scrambling to repair and recover communities. The Elizabethtown Rotary Club heard from Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC at their last meeting at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery. The company’s owner, Daine Smith, […]

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The 12th Annual NC Grape Festival at Lu Mil Vineyard is almost here and we are ready to celebrate! This year’s festival is Saturday, October 13, from 9 am until 3 p.m. After all the destruction to our communities recently, we are encouraging everyone to come spend some time with us for a free family […]

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Contributed Hurricane Florence victims of Bladen County may benefit from Free Laundry Day at a local laundry mat. Quarters for a Cause was organized by Cornelia Hester and Tina Brock.  Brock said, “We are real excited about this event.” The two announced two loads of laundry per family effected by Hurricane Florence may be washed […]

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson announces $141 million in school construction grants to 13 districts North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $141 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Anson, Ashe, Caldwell, Caswell, Cherokee, Columbus, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Nash, Swain and […]

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The Bladen County Shrine Club’s annual fall Fish Fry has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 14. There will be two locations once again this year — the Fresh Food IGA in Bladenboro and the Food Lion parking lot in Elizabethtown. According to Phillip Little, one of the event’s many organizers, the reason for rescheduling the […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Ride took place as originally scheduled bringing around 1,200 tourists through Bladen County. The tourist event started on Saturday, September 29th, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The tour ended on Saturday, October 6th, with cyclists leaving Elizabethtown and heading to Oak Island. As the […]

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Making Christmas Brighter for Children of Storm Victims By Erin Smith A group of dedicated volunteers is hoping they can make Christmas a little brighter this year, for children whose families have been victims of Hurricane Florence’s flood waters. Debra Douglas said Camp Clearwater conducts a motorcycle ride each year in September, to raise money […]

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Facebook breach affects millions Contributed On Friday, September 28, 2018, Facebook announced an attack on its computer network impacting the personal information of nearly 50 million users. While Facebook has addressed the issue and informed law enforcement, you should still take steps to help protect yourself. Consider changing your password for Facebook. Use a strong password […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Army National Guard Sgt. James Allen Slape, 23, of Morehead City, was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 4, 2018, as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. According to the Department of Defense, the incident is under investigation. Slape was promoted to the rank of sergeant posthumously. Sgt. […]

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Public Meeting

The Mother County Genealogical Society will meet October 13th from 12 noon until 2 PM in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building located at 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro, NC. Terry Smith Cain will speak on  Colonel James Gillespie, who served with distinction in the American Revolution. Gillespie was a delegate to the 1776 Halifax Convention […]

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An Evening of Music and Baseball to Be Featured in Clarkton By Erin Smith Congratulations to our second Facebook Fan Trivia Contest Winner, Matt Needham. Need ham has won two free tickets to a local concert. Currently, Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball is still on go for hosting an evening of music as one of their […]

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Contributed by Vickie K. Smith, Director, Bladen County DSS The Cooperative Site for the administration of DSNAP benefits closed on Wednesday, October 3, at 6:30 pm. Anyone may visit any of our other sites to apply for DSNAP benefits: Bladen DSS, 208 East McKay St, Elizabethown, NC Bladenboro Voluntary Fire Department,  519 West Seaboard St., Bladenboro, NC Centerville Baptist Church, 18577 […]

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Health Grades

By Cheryl Thurston How many of us went out to eat in September? Was that before the hurricane or after? With all the storm damage and flooding it was difficult to get out of the house for a week or two. A few places remained open during the storm because they had generators, but many […]

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East Bladen High School

Contributed by Ashley Cashwell The East Bladen High School Homecoming Parade will be held on October 12, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. If anyone is interested in participating in the Homecoming Parade, please call or email Ms. Cashwell at East Bladen High School at (910) 247-4610 or adcashwell@bladen.k12.nc.us (There is No Charge to Participate) Share:

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By Charlotte Smith Anyone who has suffered through a tragedy in life knows it is better to give than to receive. Volunteers are needed at the Bladen County Disaster Relief Distribution Site at 108 South Cypress Street in Elizabethtown from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday, to help those who have recently […]

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Photos contributed by Don White Written by Erin Smith While businesses and residents begin the process of rebuilding, Boost the ‘Boro members have been working to repair flood damage to the Bladenboro Farmers Market. The local Farmer’s Market is the host of fresh produce, handmade crafts and so much more. Hurricane Florence caused record breaking […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College Foundation and Bladen Community College Student Services joined forces to host the first annual Scholars Breakfast on Wednesday, September 12th . Scholars were invited to attend the breakfast to learn more about student services offered by the college, to get better acquainted with key college department representatives and gain a […]

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Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in North Carolina. The initiative is part of a month long campaign by the Department of Information Technology to educate people about cybersecurity threats and ways they can guard against them. “Data thieves continue to find new ways to try to get to private information from your […]

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Staff report Bladenboro has not only seen loss of homes and businesses, but has also suffered loss of Town personnel. Cherished Chief of Police, Chris Hunt retired Friday, September 28 after 23 years of service. John O’ Daniel, Town Administrator served his last day on September 10th. Just days before Hurricane Florence hit the small […]

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Contributed BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING BEGINS NOVEMBER 1st AT BCC DUBLIN – Bladen Community College will begin classes for men and women interested in Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) on November 1 st , 2018. Over the past 25 years, the college has graduated more than 250 candidates, providing skilled law enforcement personnel to local, […]

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Contributed by Harry Meggitt   Confederate Riders MC presented Hot Rods restaurant at White Lake, owner Kim and family with a certificate acknowledging their outstanding support to the community by keeping their business open using a generator. “Without her loyalty to the community a lot of people would not of been able to have a […]

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Contributed by  Monique Travise Safe Kids Bladen will be hosting a car seat take back event. The purpose of this event is to exchange any damaged car seats from Hurricane Florence with new seats. The event will held October 18th from 3-7 PM or while supplies last in Elizabethtown beside San Jose Mexican Restaurant. If […]

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Contributed by Marianne Valentiner Maintain, don’t gain this holiday season with the 12th annual Holiday Challenge! This FREE 7-week program provides you with access to weekly newsletters, daily tips, healthy holiday recipes, and a virtual race through Rome. Last year’s Holiday Challenge was the largest to date with more than 28,000 participants from all 50 states, all 100 North […]

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Contributed Volunteers helping with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence was the topic of discussion at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting. Rotary President, Col. Roy Allen, Bladen County teacher and Vertical Church member, Anita Willington and Cathy Page with Bladen Crisis Center told the members at the last club meeting about the great need for donations […]

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The second Saturday afternoon after Hurricane Florence was a work day for many in Bladen County. A lot of people were seen taking advantage of the sunny day to start recovering from the devastation left behind from the storm. Judge Douglas Sasser helped organize a work crew in Kelly. Local volunteers with Boost the Boro, […]

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By Charlotte Smith A representative with the North Carolina Department of Insurance would like all BladenOnline.com readers to know representatives are in town to assist victims of Hurricane Florence. Jared Lowery with the NC Department of Insurance said Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and other representatives with the department are stationed at the Elizabethtown Middle School […]

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RALEIGH – Hurricane Florence not only flooded many areas, knocked out power and destroyed the possessions of thousands of homeowners and businesses in North Carolina, it may have washed away household termite protection as well, Commissioner Steve Troxler said today. “If soil eroded from around the foundation of a house, or if more soil was […]

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Contributed by Ellen Gause Fifty years after they were first united on the battlefields in Vietnam, 18 veterans and 11 wives met again for their 8th annual reunion.  The venue for the gathering was the picturesque Oak Haven Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee.  These veterans served with the Americal Division, Alpha Company 5th/46th 198th Light Infantry […]

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By Erin Smith With the lifting of the evacuation order and curfew for the Kelly community, many residents have slowly begun to return to their homes. On Thursday, some residents on Natmore Road were taking advantage of the warm, sunny weather to drag their belongings outside to dry. Some homes along NC 53 still had trees […]

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Focus Remains on Linking Storm Survivors with Post Disaster Aid, Services RALEIGH: Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast, Governor Roy Cooper and emergency response teams are focused on helping those impacted by the storm across the state get back on their feet. The hurricane has claimed the lives of […]

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By Erin Smith There is a desperate need for volunteers to help man the Bladen County Disaster Distribution Site located in the former Paul. H. Sessoms building located at 108 S. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown. Kelly Robeson, Bladen County Disaster Relief Coordinator, said, “We are in desperate, desperate need of volunteers to come to the […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown Cemetery and bridge are causing great concerns for residents and officials. Since the hurricane waters receded the Elizabethtown City Cemetery and the U.S. 701 Bridge over the Cape Fear River have been compromised according to Town of Elizabethtown Mayor Sylvia, Campbell. A substantial amount of debris has accumulated under the […]

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  New disaster relief distribution site for victims of hurricane located at 108 South Cypress St. in Elizabethtown. Share:

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Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker’s office released a missing person’s report on Chantal Kristen Carrico from Bladenboro on Thursday, September 27th in the early afternoon.  Major Larry Guyton with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department reported there have been no new leads in Carrico’s disappearance. If anyone has any information, please contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s […]

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Sheriff Jim McVicker said a fire late Wednesday evening has resulted in the death of the homeowner. Joyce Beard Dowless, age 82, was found dead in her home located at 8511 NC Hwy 41, Bladenboro following a late night fire. A passing motorist saw flames coming from the house and stopped to get a neighbor […]

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An evening with Brooke Simpson (with Lakota John and Layla Locklear opening) will be held at the Carolina Civic Center Historic theater at 7 pm Saturday, October 13. From recording her first song at the age of two years old, to being a part of NBC’s The Voice, Brooke Simpson’s life story is one with her […]

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Bladen County Environmental Health would like to remind everyone to “Tip and Toss” all items in your yard that can hold water in order to help control mosquitoes that come out during the day. *Beekeepers will need to call Environmental Health with the location of their beehives at 910-862-6852. Mosquito dunks are available to be […]

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The Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown will conduct a Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be spaghetti plates available for a cost of $5. There will be vendors available offering crafts, jewelry, crochet, canned food, snacks, woven  baskets, ornaments, and much more!! Bladen County Senior […]

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Descendants of Cornelius and Lucy Cain will conduct a family reunion on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. The reunion will be held at Windsor United Methodist Church, 12863 NC Hwy. 242 N, Fellowship Hall, Ammon, NC 28337. Please bring food or drinks to share with others. Also, please bring any photographs or documents to […]

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Bladen County Schools will be closed the rest of this week according to an announcement made earlier. Valerie F. Newton, Public Relations & Information Officer with Bladen County Schools stated in a press release, “Upon further assessment of road conditions throughout Bladen County by DOT and school transportation staff, we feel that the conditions are […]

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Dear readers, The outpouring of compassion seen in Bladen County is remarkable. We cannot possibly report on all the good deeds performed during this devastating time or begin to thank everyone involved in helping recover from Hurricane Florence. We would like to try to help give credit where credit is due, but we need your […]

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The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office located on Smith Circle  is offering classes free of charge for the community. They are as follows: *Straw Bale/Wine Bottle Decoration A fun little project using a small straw bale and three empty wine bottles. I will provide a straw bale and hot glue. You will need to bring […]

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A fun little project using a small straw bale and three empty wine bottles. I will provide a straw bale and hot glue. You will need to bring three wine bottles, one string of 100 white Christmas lights and flowers or whatever you are using to decorate. This would be beautiful at the front door, […]

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Bladen County Schools

Valerie Newton, Public Relations & Information Officer released the following update regarding school schedules for next week. “At this time, we are unable to make a determination as to when students may return to school. Road conditions must be evaluated by DOT prior to being able to safely transport students. We will make an announcement on Tuesday […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Town of Elizabethtown Manager, Eddie Madden, would like to remind everyone the curfew for Elizabethtown has been lifted. Many have wondered why the town lifted the curfew when the county is maintaining their curfew daily. Madden answered that question by saying, “We lifted the curfew in hopes that our businesses in […]

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Bladen Community College will resume full operations on Monday, September 24, 2018 for students, faculty, and staff. This includes all day, evening, and online classes. Share:

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(NewsUSA)  – National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love – and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. From Fisherman to Senior Program Manager: A Life Full of Perseverance and Hope Thirty years ago, I came to the U.S. […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Emergency folks in Bladen County have been very busy, doing good, even halting rumors.  A rumor began to spread that Lock and Dam 1 on the Cape Fear River had failed.  Local Emergency Service folks and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, stepped in and confirmed there was no failure.  The issue was flood waters were […]

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Photos by Kelly White “These men got a tree cut up – tree off the fence – a new pole set – new lines to our neighbors house – in less than 30 minutes,” Kelly White said. She added, “It was amazing to see the teamwork of these Tennessee and Georgia workers.” Share:

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We have only received updates from Bladen County Schools, Emereau: Bladen and Bladen Community College at this time regarding their schedules starting Monday. Bladen County Schools posted the following on their Facebook page regarding school closings: Please share: With continued severe impacts to our area from Hurricane Florence, Bladen County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, […]

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USDA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center expects impacts from Hurricane Florence along the coastal southeastern U.S. into the mid-Atlantic region. According to the National Hurricane Center, flooding, hurricane […]

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By Charlotte Smith After Hurricane Matthew citizens were victims of price gouging, fraud and scams. Don’t let that happen to you. “After hurricane Matthew people in Lumberton were charged for tearing out damaged duct work at the same rate we charge for tearing out the duct work and installing brand new duct,” Daine Smith with […]

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Something else to think about while your are preparing for Hurricane Florence is your flags and signs. Folks should take their flags down if possible. Most flags are only rated for 70 mph winds. Also, political and other wire stand signs may need to be taken up to prevent damages. Share:

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Dublin Peanut Festival Canceled due to Hurricane Florence according to Jade Carter, one of the event organizers. Share:

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There is still hope, prayer and remembrance. Founded following the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cry Out America is a grassroots prayer initiative signaling hope. Though the State of Emergency announcements canceled the local annual event organized to remember those who lost their lives 17 years ago, residents are still asked to pray. September 11, 2001 was a moment […]

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State Evacuation Ordered for Vulnerable Coastal Areas Read Executive Order Here With powerful and dangerous Hurricane Florence zeroing in on North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas. The state order is in addition to local evacuation orders already in place in most coastal communities. The storm is expected […]

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Update 3 : Several organizations, event organizers and schools have announced closings and delays due to Hurricane Florence. Below is the current list of closings and cancellations as of  Tuesday morning. In order to ensure the safety of staff, all branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed Thursday, September 13- Saturday, September […]

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Emereau: Bladen Charter School will operate on a regular schedule on Tuesday, Sept 11. Carla Fisher, Executive Director of Emereau: Bladen announced the school will be closed for students and staff Wednesday, September 12th through Friday, September 14th due to predicted inclement weather.  Share:

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By Dr. Lisa Lee Bryan, MCP Get ready Florence is coming! Some technology tips. 1 – Back up everything and carry backups with you. 2 – Unplug all your computer/network equipment including printers. 3 – Get everything off the floor. Put on table tops.  4 – Cover and seal everything in trash bags. Make sure […]

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Due to expected weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, this Friday’s sold out concert by Masters of Soul at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton has been rescheduled to 7 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019. All tickets purchased for this show will be honored for the January 26 show with same seating. When a show is […]

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Currie, NC –  Due to the incoming Hurricane Florence and uncertainty of its trajectory, Moores Creek National Battlefield will be closed beginning Monday, September 10, 2018, and remaining closed until after the storm passes and park management can make an assessment of park conditions. For questions or concerns related to Special Use reservations, please send inquiries to mocr_information@nps.gov. […]

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