06/17/2019
  • 4:34 pm Arrest made in arson fires in Bladen and Columbus Counties
  • 4:14 pm Upcoming road closings in Bladen County
  • 10:57 am River View Trading Post is the new small town store helping small town entrepreneurs
  • 10:51 am Baltimore Community Center Voter Registration Program
  • 9:44 am Tillis & Burr Advocate on Behalf of NC to Secure $110 million in DOT Grants
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Geomae Peterson, a 2015 graduate of East Bladen High School was one of 5 recipients of a $1,000 scholarship to area seniors by Star Communications. Other winners included: Dylan Blackburn (Midway High School), Mathew Hollingsworth (Clinton High School), MiKayla McLamb (Hobbton High School) and Joshua Mesimer (Sampson Early School). The winners were determined from a […]

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Elizabethtown Primary School 4th 9 weeks Honor Rolls 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Lee Barnes, Kaety Priest, Aldo Monroy “A/B” Honor Roll Raffeal Bradley, Linwood Britton, Jahlil Carter, Damonty Davis, Iris Evans, Arianna Gill, JaQuez Graham, Tahla Hamm, Bridget Hester, Amyah Jackson, Andrew Lin, Emma McDuffie, Arayah McKoy, Aniya McMillion Thompson, Kemora McMillian, Abril Mena, Celexia […]

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In hopes of raising childhood cancer awareness and helping families cope with childhood cancer, Holly Brisson and First Bank in Elizabethtown are holding a toy drive until June 26th. Addison Bryan, daughter of Ben and Hillary Bryan passed away from cancer this year. She would have been two on the 30th of this month. According […]

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“Attitude determines altitude.” That was the message presented to the student athletes by Roger Marino the community relations director for Mountaire Farms, at the annual awards banquet held at the Pinecrest County Club in Lumberton. The ten monthly winners were each presented with $1,000 scholarship checks. The highlight of the night was Abby Norris, of […]

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Bladen County Commissioners have scheduled another workshop on their  proposed 2015-16 budget.  It will be held at 6 p.m. today in their meeting room in the courthouse…and Bladenboro Town Council has scheduled a Public Hearing on their 2015-16 budget this evening….Both meetings are open to the public. Now that the school year is over…we need to […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown Rotary Club heard all about things Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is offering our region and beyond this past Wednesday at their weekly meeting. Executive Director, David Chestnutt, accompanied by Bruce Cannon, Bladen Baptist Association Director explained the benefits of the ministry. There is a need in Bladen and surrounding counties for […]

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Saturday was one busy day in Bladen County and BladenOnline provided coverage for most… How about American Pharoah?  The first Triple Crown Winner since 1978 when Affirmed won, Seattle Slew pulled off all three wins in ’77 and Secretariat was a Triple Crown Winner in 1973.  Following the sports line…..The 2nd game of the NBA Championship […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Boost the Boro in Bladenboro held it’s Spring Celebration this afternoon from 4 pm until 7 pm. Chicken plates, desserts, music and fun was had by many. “We sold out. We sold 300 plates,” Rebecca Hester, one of the event organizers said. The line was still wrapped around at 6:30 pm at […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain For Better Living Canning Fruit Recipes for canning fruit usually call for adding sugar or sugar syrup. While sugar helps hold the texture, shape and color of fruit, it is primarily added for flavor. It is not needed to prevent spoilage. You can safely can all fruits in water or in […]

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Business is booming at White Lake Marine with a new 10,000 ft. indoor storage facility, able to shelter 28 boats from the elements, and that is good news for the local area because WL Marine is more than just a boat dealership; they house 3 different businesses under one umbrella, and have recently opened a […]

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WHITE LAKE – Local resident and UNC-Chapel Hill student, Robert Kinlaw, will get a jump-start to his career dreams of video production when his documentary, White Lake – Remembering the Nation’s Safest Beach, airs on public television on June 25, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. Kinlaw submitted the finished documentary to UNC-TV in May of 2014 […]

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Each year on the first Friday in June, people happily celebrate National Doughnut or Donut Day.  This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army “Lassies”, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI. In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army.  It was during […]

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A Bladenboro family received news no parent ever wants to hear. This week Misty and Toby Lennon received the news, their son, Ayven Lennon, has cancer. Ayven’s is 5 years old and was diagnosed with Lymphocytic B-Cell Lymphoma and Leukemia. According to a Go Fund Me set up for the family, Ayven will have a […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program, Living with grief: Growth and education groups for adults, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, July 6-Aug. 3, at its Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Discussions include phases of grief and the grieving process, along with other areas of concern. Often being […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension A milestone was set in January of this year. No, it wasn’t in sports, entertainment or politics – although there may have been some records established in those areas I missed. Instead, it was a milestone in our collective personal spending. For the first time, Americans spent more […]

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The 1st Bladen County Law Enforcement Golf Tournament is scheduled for this morning at Vineyard Golf at White Lake.  It was postponed earlier because of inclement weather.   There are numerous activities planned for this weekend in Bladen County….We have listed many of them at a couple of locations…on our news page and events page.. Remember Richard Howell… […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 Honeywell Programmable Wifi Thermostat I finally got time to install my WiFi thermostat today. It went smoothly and took about 30 minutes. Hopefully there will be a hook into Apple’s homekit for Honeywell’s controller. As I mentioned in an earlier article, devices like thermostats are part of the huge wave […]

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Ken Clark NCDOT OPENINGS: SR 1166 (Page Road) is open. SR 1167 (Lanier Road) is open. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: SR 1700 – Beginning Monday morning (6/8/15), we will begin the first of several crossline replacements on SR 1700 (Mercer Mill – Brown Marsh Road) beginning at US 701-Business in Clarkton and working northward toward SR 1710 […]

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a public form June 18 at Bladen Community College to discuss deer management in the state. The two-hour forum will begin at 7 p.m. It’s among nine forums being held in the state. An optional pre-registration is available through www.ncwildlife.org for faster check-in and registering of comments. Wildlife […]

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A Bladen County local singing group named, “Spoken For”, will be singing at the GOP Convention this weekend in Raleigh. Clarissa Muse of White Oak and two sisters, Charity and Victoria Pait from Bladenboro make up the musical group, “Spoken For”. The group will be singing the National Anthem at this year’s State GOP Convention. […]

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Dry weather helping yields RALEIGH – Blueberry growers across North Carolina are expecting a record crop as they start harvesting for the season, thanks to recent dry weather. “Too much rain at harvest can damage blueberries and ruin a crop,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Fortunately, the weather is cooperating and we are seeing some […]

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June 4th is a special day for me… My late mom’s birthday… If I had listened and obeyed… I would have faced less obstacles over the years… She provided good advice… Sometimes (many times) I failed to follow. Bladen laid a good man to rest Wednesday.  Ben Greene was a private, knowledgeable, good man.  No one […]

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Bladen county and our nation are better places because of the leadership of Mr. Benjamin Wayne Greene. Today, Wednesday June 2nd Mr. Greene was laid to rest with a service at Trinity United Methodist Church at the age of 91. Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Mary K. Greene, several family members and many […]

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RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in six counties, and remained unchanged in five counties. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.8 percent while Orange and Buncombe Counties both had the lowest at 3.9 percent. Thirteen of the state’s metro areas experienced […]

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It had been a day worth forgetting, in anyone’s book. It wasn’t just a matter of nothing going right, but a couple of fairly important things had gone entirely, catastrophically wrong. Oddly enough, none of the blame rested on my side of the coin, although I can usually find some way to bear the responsibility […]

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Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is opening/operating a wonderful new facility designed to help those who want to help themselves, do just that, through spiritual fellowship, soul searching, and an environment of nature’s harmonious brotherly love. BladenOnline interviewed Bladen Baptist Association’s Director of Missions, Bruce Cannon, and was then introduced to Rev. David Chestnutt, Executive Director of […]

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Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from […]

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Why do we do what we do?  Why do we work hard to provide the news to Bladen County area residents and surrounding areas…at no cost to the subscribers? Woke up during the night and that was on my mind…If not us, who and if not now, when? What sets BladenOnline a part from other […]

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By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 I’ve seen a lot of other people’s iPhone and they almost never have favorite Apps in a convenient location.  Here’s a step-by-step list of how to move your App icons around.  It looks like a lot of steps but it’s not a big deal. First of all, I will tell you […]

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Technology is testing ever fiber in my body… I should not be allowed to own a computer…smile…just joking but changes are difficult… This is Tuesday, June 2, 2015… believe it or not. Developing a budget for a public body for some is like making sausage… It is not a pretty process…but hope it is good […]

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Free basic coverage and discounted premiums available for new and under served loan applicants (Elizabethtown) May 28, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Bob Etheridge, announced that producers who apply for FSA farm loans will also be offered the opportunity to enroll in new disaster loss protections […]

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June 1, 2015….wow…The first 5 months of this year have ‘raced’ by… For seniors in our high schools, congratulations… Welcome to the real world… lots of options…We wish you the best. The first full week in June is about as busy as we ever see….check our Events and News section. Today… Bladen County Commissioners will […]

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For those, who for whatever the reason, missed the 2015 edition of the Bladen County Relay for Life event, it was a very successful event. Despite the fact that it had to be postponed due to the weather, there was a good crowd, not the largest, but a very good crowd. Last report, nearly $100,000 […]

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One in every four adults has high blood pressure. And the older a person gets, the higher the risk of developing high blood pressure. This is despite the fact that there are lots of foods that lower blood pressure and it is easier than it has ever been to seek medical advice for conditions like […]

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Hope your plans for today includes sometime at Elizabethtown Middle School football field where the 2015 edition of Relay for Life is being held….Festivities from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Hope to see you there… The Bladen County Sheriff’s department was busy Friday….closing down a couple of internet café establishments in Dublin and a smaller […]

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Bladen County has a lot of road construction going on in different areas. NCDOT, Whiteville Resident Engineer, Rusty Marsh mostly spoke with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club about the construction happening at the intersection of 87 and 701 in Elizabethtown. The construction at the intersection started on March 3rd, 2015 with the prime contractor for the […]

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National Heat Awareness Day is observed each year on the last Friday in May.  Resulting in numerous fatalities each year, heat is one of the leading weather related killers in the United States. 1980 – Heat wave claimed 1,250 lives 1995 – Heat wave claimed more than 700 lives in Chicago (the deadliest weather event in Chicago […]

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Check our list of Upcoming Events for activities this weekend… A “biggie” is Relay for Life Saturday (tomorrow) at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field… The event was scheduled a few weeks back but had to be postponed due to the weather… Forecast Saturday is for mostly sunny skies…The purple commodes with floral arrangements has […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate. The national rate declined 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. North Carolina’s April 2015 unemployment rate was 0.9 of a percentage point lower than a year ago. The number of people […]

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Bladen County Relay For Life is set for this Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm at the Elizabethtown Middle School Field. “Our slogan this year is ‘Stricking Out Cancer’, because that is exactly what we want to do,” Jessica Inman, Co-Chair of this year’s event said. Thus far, there are 34 teams signed up […]

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Important meeting at 1 p.m. today… Bladen County Commissioners and members of the Board of Education talk money…all about a budget for the coming fiscal year.  The meeting will be held at the Ag Center on Smith Drive.  Crunch time… Relay for Life festivities were delayed recently due to inclement weather… It is re-scheduled for […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice is in need of volunteers to help families in Bladen County. Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for families and patients with advanced illnesses. Volunteers serve as caring friends to people in need. They offer companionship, visit or read to patients, listen, hold a hand, run errands, allow […]

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Coastal Carolina Off-Road (CCOR),  will be hosting a race event this Sunday, May 31st at the Brown’s Creek Trail in Elizabethtown. There will be a  kids race starting at noon, followed by all the other classes that will start at 1 pm.  This is the 7th race this year for CCORS. The event is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink. Rockstar supports […]

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When I check the headlines, I am amazed…with the good that is ongoing.  But sometimes, in fact many times, the bad news is overwhelming. Examples of bad…Wallace, NC pastor facing indecent liberties, statutory rape charges.  IRS confirms thieves have stolen tax info from 100,000 or more, Clinton officer charged with passing a stopped school bus.  […]

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Life expectancy in North Carolina varies dramatically according to new studies related to children. The life expectancy in Bladen County is 75 to 77 years. In Columbus and Robeson counties, life expectancy is 73 to 75 according to the report, while in counties east of Bladen…Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick, life expectancy is 78 to […]

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A Bladen County legend was laid to rest yesterday.  Dr. Robert L. Summerlin, Jr.  was a hero to many.  He practiced medicine for many, many years in Dublin…at the office and at his home.  His utensils were apparently with him most of the time.  He is the last of the Doc’s that never said no….regardless […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver The boy had to stretch a little to make it atop the vinyl-covered stool, and he had to stretch to reach the scarred Formica counter top. Like most diners of the era, cigarette smoke and the smell of the lunch special dominated the air. The boy had about a dollar, and he […]

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Happy Memorial Day 2015.   Be safe in your travels and thank a vet.    For many, this is a day off the normal routine, maybe one of millions traveling our highways or using other forms of transportation…but for others, just another workday…..   Looking ahead this week….some of the activities planned:   Tuesday, May […]

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Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is celebrated, each year,  on the last Monday in May.   This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.   Originating after the American Civil War and formally known as Decoration Day, it […]

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We ‘moan and groan’ and enjoy living in the greatest nation in the world…. We are so blessed….and for the first few hours of this Memorial Day weekend, the weather has been perfect, however you choose to judge good weather… A reminder to be alert while driving…no ‘texting’ or ‘drinking and driving’, In plain English…’It […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living* By: Sandra R. Cain The link between diet and health is important. Food alone cannot make you healthy. But good eating habits, based on variety and moderation, can help keep you healthy and even improve your health. Good eating habits include knowing how to prepare and select foods that fit into the […]

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‘This n that’ North Carolina residents continue to be ‘hoodwinked’ by our honorable lawmakers in Raleigh…Our gasoline tax money that is suppose to be used for better roads and our lottery money that was designated (a large portion of it) for education at the local level, continue to be diverted to the general fund so […]

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Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, it is National Don’t Fry Day. The goal of National Don’t Fry Day is to raise awareness of all the risks of overexposure to the sun. It is important for everyone to remember to use good sun protection and sun safety practices. Unfortunately, skin cancer is increasing […]

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We celebrate Memorial Day this weekend….Lots of folks on the highways…for many more, just another day… “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday in May, was formerly known as […]

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Ingredients 4 (6-8 oz) russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked all over with a fork vegetable oil, to coat potatoes 4 slices bacon 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch 4 green onions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts; dark green parts […]

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Rain at the Hester household would be welcomed… A reminder of the new date for the Bladen County Relay for Life at Elizabethtown Middle School… Mark your calendar… Saturday, May 30th.  Preliminary info indicates  lots of participation, despite the fact the event had to be “pushed back” because of the weather.  The event begins at […]

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Bladen Community College will be offering shag lessons beginning Thursday evening, 5/21 at 6:00 PM at the Cape Fear Farmers Market. The registration fee is $20 per student. Interested participants should contact Stephanie Gonzalez at 879.5539. Brad White is a professional shag dancer and instructor from Wilmington, North Carolina where he has been teaching group […]

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Up and down the hallway, the guardian angels sat patiently waiting. What with the end of the school year, it was a busy time in the Injury Division. A few looked up as Zacharias opened the door and limped in to the waiting area. He signed in and looked around. An older angel motioned him […]

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May 22… Pushing Back the Dark will be held Friday, May 22nd at Elizabethtown Middle School Football field beginning at 8 p.m. and continues until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 23.  Ken Freeman will be the speaker and music will be provided by Four Points North and Divine. May 22 & 23… Friday and Saturday, May […]

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Over the past few days, our schools athletic teams have been competing in state playoffs and  in some sports it is about individual competition. All together it’s the time of the year to close out another school year.  A look back indicates a good year overall. In baseball, Croatan ended the season for East and West Bladen teams.  We had […]

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By: McDuffie Pest Control Elizabethtown, NC – Although the atypical winter weather caused a slight delay to the start of pest season, several regions across the country are now reporting an increase in mosquito and tick activity. Dallas Hammond, McDuffie Pest Control’s first full time employee over 42 years ago, is still a dedicated team […]

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We reached our first 90 degree temp of 2015 yesterday and could be a as high as 91 today… Last night’s County Commissioners meeting provided a little extra suspense…guess that would be one way to describe.  Dr. Robert Taylor, Bladen County School Superintendent requested a transfer of funds from their capital improvement line item to […]

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***WARNING VERY GRAPHIC IMAGE! *** Elizabethtown NC – According to A Shelter Friend, a local rescue group, Rufus, a stray Bladen County dog, in desperate need of assistance and deserves a second chance. He is a homeless dog and wandered into the wrong yard. The resident’s dog attacked him. Rufus retreated into the woods and was […]

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The White Lake Water Festival was packed on a perfect spring day this Saturday. After Friday night’s Cruise-In and Street Dance, Saturday promised to be packed full of fun. The parade and festival drew in thousands of folks from near and far. Dawn Maynard, Chair of the WLWF committee and Executive Director of the Chamber of […]

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The latest edition of the White Lake Water Festival is over and from an ‘outsiders’ point of view….another very successful effort…Congratulations to those who worked hard to make it happen…. I am proud of our weekend edition of BladenOnline….Lots of locally produced, articles and pics of many different events involving Bladen related activities… Some we […]

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The BladenOnline team was all over the county Saturday…Check our news and sports page… Congratulations to the West Bladen baseball team defeating Edenton Holmes 2-1 last night…John Clark has all the details, including pics on our sports page… East Bladen’s track team came up a little short in the NCHSAA 2-A State Track Meet in […]

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This will be one very busy day for White Lake Festival organizers and one huge day for all who attend…The 37th Annual White Lake Water Festival. We have listed the entire line-up of activities on BladenOnline…The weather promises to be perfect, today and tomorrow and there will be activities for all ages…A Parade, Music, Games, […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain Believe it or not, it is possible to raise kids who like eating a wide variety of vegetables. The secret is to never bribe or threaten them about eating green or orange things. Just follow as many of these simple steps as you can. *Enjoy a variety of vegetables yourself* The […]

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Memories fade as the aging process advances…Sometimes a current event rekindles the memory process…. Such is the case of the most recent events related to Danaher…. It was in the early 60’s, Dan Moore was running for Governor of North Carolina…an industrial prospect came to Bladen County…The normal process is for such a prospect to arrive […]

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The Bladenboro Community Farmers Market invites you to bring your produce to the Market for a convenient, well located venue to sell your fresh grown products. The Market is located in downtown Bladenboro on highway 131/410 at 204 North Main Street. This location has an average of 9000 vehicles a day passing by, carrying people […]

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The 37th edition of the White Lake Water Festival is fast approaching….A complete line-up of events is available by clicking on the Water Festival ad on this page.  A Classic Car Cruise-In and Street Dance highlight the Friday activities…and Saturday is jam-packed with fun events for the entire family, including the Annual Parade beginning at […]

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On Monday, May 11, Harrells Christian Academy honored its high school students who achieved academic excellence throughout the school year at the annual Upper School academic banquet. The final award of the evening, The Crusader Award, was presented to HCA senior Fredrick Strickland.  The Crusader Award is awarded to either a junior or senior at […]

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There’s another “challenge” running around on the Internet, and this one, frankly, makes me angry. Not disgusted. Not perturbed, but downright angry. Old Testament prophet style anger is something I try to avoid, since it leads to wrath, which is not our privilege. Wrath is reserved for God, and let’s face it, He does a […]

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Happy Vapors & Tobacco Local business is important to our economy and the people at Happy Vapors & Tobacco understand the impact of offering local products. Owner, Mike Algozy, of Happy Vapors & Tobacco says, “Most of our liquids are made in North Carolina.” Cigarettes are a global business that generates more than half a […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Tuesday evening Boost the Boro members decided to reschedule the Spring Celebration at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market originally set to take place in May. The new date is set for Saturday, June 6th. The event will be held from 4 pm until 7pm and will have live entertainment, food and fun for […]

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We nearly tied our high temp yesterday for May 12.   Our 91 degree high was just one below the all time record for the date…. When you hear a radio or TV commercial and near the end a voice speaks so fast it is very difficult to understand anything being said, What do you think?…My […]

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Nightly bank deposits led Bobby Kinlaw to a career in law enforcement. A love for Elizabethtown and Bladen County kept him here. On Aug. 27, the former convenience store manager will retire after 34 years with the Elizabethtown Police Department, including the past 15 as its chief. “I could have retired five years ago,” Kinlaw […]

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Spring sports continue for several Bladen County teams….John Clark has listed a complete schedule of area teams in our sports section….. They include in baseball…Wednesday 7 p.m. No. 22 .West Bladen (10-8) @ No. 11 Ayden-Grifton (17-5)  No. 30 East Bladen (10-12) @ No. 3 Croatan (15-2) Softball Wednesday @ 7 p.m. Jacksonville Northside @ East Bladen […]

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Pictured- (L-Tonya Lee , Middle- Brenda McLamb, R-April Rich) In honor of Hospital Week, I wanted to shed some light on the amazing people that make up our hospital and outpatient clinics. National Hospital Week is an opportunity to promote our hospital’s support of community health and celebrate the dedicated men and women who make […]

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Congratulations….to our college graduates….Best of luck as you begin a new life… Ana…what can I say?  Not a bad storm as storms go…caused some frustrations, cancellations and postponements….Saw a map showing the path of the storm…It appeared to have traveled near US 701 from Whiteville, through Clarkton, to Elizabethtown and on into Sampson County… Rainfall […]

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Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers….My mom died years ago..Miss those visits and conversations…. The next few hours promise to be interesting so far as weather is concerned…Thunderstorms, 100% chance of rain, winds in the 25 to 30 mph range with gusts up to 45….Our next hope for sunshine and normal Bladen County type weather […]

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By: Sandra R. Cain Why are protein foods important? Protein is used for body growth and repair of skin, hair and nails. It also helps heal wounds and fight infection. Protein is important for building muscles. It also keeps us strong and healthy and helps children grow. Many protein foods are good sources of iron […]

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Today will be a bad hair day for those with hair….The weather folks indicate a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 2 p.m., with northeast winds 8 to 14 mph and gust as high as 22 mph…temps will in the low 80s. Tonight, tropical storm conditions possible..Still only a 40% chance of rain […]

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Seems I am spending more time apologizing for mistakes, forgetfulness, you name it…. The threat of rain, including possible thunderstorms and wind over the next several days, has caused several events scheduled for this weekend to be postponed….   Check before you head out to make sure scheduled events are still a “go.”  The possibility […]

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Health Grades

Bladen Online offers our readers a monthly update on the health scores given to area eating places in our county. Below you can see the report for the eating establishments that were inspected in April. Your local Health Department schedules regular inspections for restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stores, and day-care kitchens. (Child and Adult) Every […]

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Celebrate Veterans – It Matters! Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center celebrated US Veterans on May 7th, with a Luncheon and Recognition event at 11:00 am, which was hosted by Dublin Baptist Church. LCFH&LCC Community Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Priest Clark, said, “We sponsor this event annually in Bladen and Columbus counties, and this […]

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The organizers of Relay For Life have decided it would be best to postponed their annual event after checking the weather forecast for Friday and Saturday…..Sorry they had to do it..but think it is a good decision…The proposed new date is the last weekend this month..More time for those purple potty’s in the area…That has […]

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The Annual Relay for Life of Bladen County is was set to begin this Friday, May 8th at Elizabethtown Middle School Field. Due to expected inclement weather it has been postponed. The new date is tentatively set for Saturday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be a large variety of foods […]

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A BladenOnline salute to George (Giorgio’s) Boussais…George posted a hole-in-one recently at the Vineyard Golf at White Lake….His ace was on the 12th hole, a 120 yard par 3. I receive numerous cute suggestions…Thought I would share a few today….   Penny Johnson, former Bladen County resident now residing in Wake County shares the following:  […]

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Thank goodness, the mistreated horse we recently reported on, has been located, safely and is in recovery at Leilani Mae horse rescue in Linden, NC.  (see our article and pics) If you would like more info on POC, the agency that deals with such animals, email clover0323@gmail.com or call 585-260-8454.  That gets you to the […]

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from McDuffie Pest Control! Thank you for all the hard work you do every day and for your dedication to the children of Bladen County. Teachers play pivotal roles in our lives. They have encouraged us, taught us, guided us and changed our lives, and done the same for our children. […]

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By: Ashley Dowless Each year since 1954, May 6th-12th is deemed Nurses’ Week and concludes with Florence Nightingales’ birthday on the 12th.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) theme for this year’s  nursing week is Nurses:  Ethical Practice and Quality Care.  We will be celebrating the delivery of the highest level of quality care that our nurses provide to our […]

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Pictured above are the Harrells Christian Academy second graders from Mrs. Jane Phillips’s class. The students presented a special chapel program in honor of their mothers as an early Mother’s Day gift. The class sang songs, quoted scripture and poetry, and then entertained the mothers with their own sock puppets. Following the program, the students […]

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By: Marvin Burney Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week has a double meaning at my house. When I first met Marsha Hough she was a reporter for The Bladen Journal with dreams of moving on to The New York Times. Less than a year later, we were married and had purchased a home in Clarkton. That is when […]

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The first full week in a new month is normally a busy time..expect nothing less this week…. Last weekend was busy, busy, BladenOnline part-timers and full-timers are very busy on weekends….We think you want to know…and normally, we are the only ones covering….   Have heard nothing new about the horse volunteers who were searching in the […]

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What a beautiful rainbow late Thursday….If you missed it…check our news page..Heather Cain shared a pic with BladenOnline…Thanks Heather…. One of the highlights of the past week was the special award for a special young lady….Abby Norris, an outstanding athlete and academic leader at East Bladen High school, was the recipient of the Spirit of […]

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Today is April 30…my how time passes by….. Yesterday’s (Wednesday) meeting between the Board of Education and Bladen County Board of Education was interesting to say the least….Two boards who have a responsibility that they take seriously…One depending the other to provide a major source of funding…Commissioners looking at their situation…reval, a new jail and generally […]

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A couple of reminders related to meetings today ….The Annual Education Foundation Jail-A-Thon is set for today…A fun event and a fund-raiser for our schools….All because of the work of volunteers… One other important event…Bladen County Commissioners and the Bladen County Board of Education meet this afternoon to discuss budgets for the coming fiscal year.     […]

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Check our upcoming events, news and sports pages for events taking place to day….and tomorrow… Abbey Norris will be honored Wednesday at the East Bladen Gym..begins at 9:45 a.m.…See John Clark’s article on sports page….A special young lady….   Today, an Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony….1:30 at E-town City Hall…   Ever heard of Rocky […]

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Difficult to think that we are approaching the end of April…1/3 of the year 2015 is nearly over…No time to fret, good days ahead… So sad to see pics coming out of Nepal…..An earthquake has devastated areas of the country…Can’t imagine…   Kenneth Brown, a Bladen County native, has written a book, ‘Me, Myself & […]

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