03/24/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:50 am Pork Skins Recall
  • 12:27 am Sayaun Dent & Sandhills Fifth In NJCAA Nationals
  • 12:24 am Track & Field Knights Third in St. Pauls Meet
  • 12:16 am Patty Evers Coaches North Carolina to All-Star Win
  • 12:11 am DeVane and Harrelson initiated into oldest Honor Society
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Thoughts While Shaving

Congratulations to the Lady Eagles of East Bladen and the Boys Knight team at West Bladen for a very, very successful basketball season…A sudden stop is tough and that is what happened to both teams Tuesday evening.  For the Eagles, their first loss of the season….The season has ended for both teams, painfully.  Hopefully the pain […]

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Wonder about the status of a couple of investigations in Bladen….Lennon Lacy, FBI reportedly investigating…..and the murder of the Davis ladies who were killed nearly 40 years ago….Joseph Sledge was recently determined to not be the killer, after nearly 40 years in prison…DA said a new investigation would be undertaken. I enjoy following local folks […]

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Mail Man

There is mail in your mailbox six day days a week so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail person who is responsible for getting it there! Thank A Mailman Day  is always celebrated on February 4th.   It is a day that is  a reminder of  just how important mail […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By: Jefferson Weaver Across the pond in Great Britain, there are parents who don’t like their child. This is obvious, since their baby’s name is 22 words long. Apparently they wanted to honor every grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, cousin, neighbor, and postman in the neighborhood, as well as the night clerk at the local liquor […]

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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY is always celebrated on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper”.  These three singers died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, […]

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Been a little ‘puny’ over the past couple of days….to much time to think…and reminiscence…. Remember running boards and fender skirts on autos…horse collars for mules and horses?…..Six man football teams and when girls played on one end of the basketball court….counter checks were the norm…   That was years before Apple and Microsoft…   […]

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Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Spring time officially arrives Thursday, March 20…..   First of the month governmental meetings are scheduled for tonight….Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 p.m., Bladenboro and Elizabethtown also meet tonight…..   The basketball season is winding down and baseball, soccer, track, golf, and tennis moves into […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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This Day In History

1799—Congress standardizes US weights & measures. 1824—Interstate commerce comes under federal control.   1831—John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission.   1953—Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.   1861—Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant.   1866—1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn.   […]

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Latoya Beatty, daughter of Nathan Beatty and Beverly McDowell of Bolton, is raising funds to support her medical service trip to Ethiopia this summer. Latoya Beatty is a second year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She graduated from East Columbus High School in 2004, University of North Carolina at […]

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Films and Specials “Patch Adams” “Finding Neverland” “The Brothers Grimm” “Teen Witch”  “30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men” “Evelyn” “Mercy Rule” “Monster High: 13 Wishes” “Monster High: Ghouls Rule” “Rules of Engagement” “Food Chains” (March 5) “The ABCs of Death 2” (March 5) “Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden” (March 6) “My Own […]

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Rare Disease Day is recognized each year on the last day in February. First observed in Europe in 2008, Rare Disease Day was established by Eurordis, (the European Rare Disease Organization).  In 2009, NORD was asked by EURORDIS  to sponsor Rare Disease Day in the United States.  NORD accepted and 2014 celebrates the 6th annual RARE […]

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By: Healthworks Fitness & Wellness Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, but there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress — including eating a healthier diet, exercising, and reducing stress. February is American Heart Month, Healthworks Fitness and Wellness would like to raise awareness about the important issue of heart health. Preventing […]

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The weather has capture headlines across the state in recent days…hopefully the topic will change to something better. Law enforcement in the area are undergoing training and every agency in the county is involved…Re-enforces my thoughts over the years….I appreciate what they do…..I just have no desire to be in law enforcement   Our local […]

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Ingredients 2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large bell pepper, diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 box wild rice, cooked Preparation In a large skillet, sauté olive oil, […]

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By Jefferson Weaver, Staff Writer They fall by wind, lightning, disease or old age. Too often they have to fall, because man wants to do something else with that little piece of earth, and a chainsaw and bulldozer can accomplish in minutes what nature has failed to do for a century or more. We take […]

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The fourth Thursday in February celebrates one of America’s favorite winter dishes; chili, which is also known as chili con carne (“chili with meat”). In Spanish, chili refers to “chili pepper”  and carne means “meat”. Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions and cumin, however, there are many variations to the basic chili. Chili is […]

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The rain continues to come down…but we may have missed a bullet… Hundreds of thousands with no power to the west and north of Bladen County….Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham…Around Bladen…rain…but hopefully that should end this a.m….   Hopefully this is the last really ‘bad’ weather this year….Heard one meteorologist promise we would see no more of […]

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A local EMS Officer, Farmer, and Volunteer, Kyle Cashwell lost an arm and leg on October 20th, 2014 in a farming accident. He played football and graduated at East Bladen High School. Cashwell is well known and loved in Bladen and surrounding counties. Cashwell is a husband and father of three children. Fundraisers will be […]

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March is just days….(hours) away….Understand that February may break the all-time low monthly average… I am so pleased that BladenOnline is here to keep everyone up to date on closings, etc.. We were the first to get serious about an online newspaper and remain #1…and it is because of your support and the hard work […]

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Is February over yet?  Wake me when it is March…and hope for more Bladen County type weather…Think White Lake in July.   What a month…weather-wise….Time to ‘hunker down’ and be safe…   See our updated list of closings and delays..we will attempt to keep up as the day progresses..   Have you taken a look […]

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coffee cups

Billions of people worldwide drink coffee or some form of caffeine everyday. Although caffeine is generally accepted as safe for consumption in moderation, there are some solid benefits of breaking the habit and quitting coffee, energy drinks, tea, soda etc. 1. Break the Addiction In most people caffeine is an addictive substance to some degree, […]

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The break from typical February temps was nice…but hold on…..there’s more to come…. Congratulations to Darrell Melvin who is retiring after 20 years of teaching and coaching, at Clarkton School of Discovery (CSD)….   Speaking of coaching….Ann Hancock is enjoying another good season at Wingate University… The former East Bladen grad has led the ladies basketball […]

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What a difference a day makes….just 24 little hours….weather-wise seemed like we went from one season to another….Weather man calling for warmer weather today and a promise of more winter for much of next week. All 4 of our high school varsity basketball teams will advance in statewide competition…If it feels like we missed one […]

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Family

1. Go fly a kite Take the kids outdoors and fly a kite. If you are really adventurous, make one of your own. Fly it at the park, in the schoolyard or at a nearby field. Kite flying on a sunny day is a ton of fun and a terrific way to get your vitamin […]

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We are looking for temps to rise above 30 degrees today…in fact, our high today should be near 52 and in the low 60’s Sunday…..February weather has been a “challenge.” For the school system, much lost time …3 days with 2 hour delays and a day off due to snow…The snow date must be ‘made […]

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Green Tea The Benefit: Helps reduce risk of osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and cavities. Green tea contains a rich concentration of flavonoids and polyphenols, natural antioxidants that may protect cells from carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and inhibit tumor growth by helping to neutralize free radicals in the body. The tea’s antioxidants may also guard against heart […]

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Muffin

PB&J Muffins 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ¾ cup apple juice concentrate ½ cup reduced-fat peanut butter ¼ cup fat-free milk 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup strawberry spreadable fruit In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine […]

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Sandra Cain

By: Sandra R. Cain February is American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to scientific matters of the heart. Cardiovascular diseases, those diseases of the circulatory system, are still America’s number one killer. According to estimates, over 52 million Americans have the disease. Based on mortality rate data, more than 2200 Americans die […]

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If you have been praying for very cold weather….your prayers have been answered…. New record low as of 5 a.m.….a bone chilling 13 degrees…our previous low was 19…High today is not expected to reach the freezing mark…actually in the 28 degree range, about the same as yesterday…   Hang on, better days are just ahead…High Saturday […]

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In all my years I think I could count on my fingers and toes the number of days when high temps for this area have failed to reach 30 degrees….Today, the weather forecast is for high near 26 and northwest winds around 18 mph with gusts as high as 29 and that makes our chill factor […]

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Hot Cocoa

Ingredients   Original recipe makes 4 servings   1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  3/4 cup white sugar  1 pinch salt  1/3 cup boiling water  3 1/2 cups milk  3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract  1/2 cup half-and-half cream   Directions    Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. […]

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The new moon comes on February 18, 2015, and then reaches perigee less than one-third day later. It’s the closest new moon of the year, which qualifies it as a new moon supermoon. It’s also a seasonal Black Moon; that is, the third of four new moons in the current season (December solstice to March equinox). […]

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We are in the middle of winter with lots of evidence and more on the way… Bladen County schools will open 2 hours later than normal today for students, teachers and staff.   Bladen Community College is operating on a similar schedule for students, teachers and staff.  Classes begin at 10 a.m.   The weather […]

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1. Stomp, Stay and Steer It’s easy to use antilock brakes properly: Stomp, stay and steer. Stomp on the pedal as if you were trying to snap it off. Stay hard on the pedal.  2. Winter Tire Requirements To have adequate snow traction, a tire — even a winter tire — requires at least 6/32-inch deep […]

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We are facing some serious weather possibilities between now and near noon Tuesday….Plan for the worse and hope for the best… The National Weather Service has several locations in Bladen County where there are weather stations….Low Sunday morning was 21.  High Sunday was 33 and temps early Monday were in the mid 20’s and expected to drop […]

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Sandra Cain

Sodium is a mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It is found in foods mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is another name for table salt. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium. Most Americans consume 10 – 15 times more sodium than they need. How Much Sodium Do […]

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  Happy Valentine’s Day….2015. Government is an easy target for all….always something happening and many times we (the public) do not understand, to often we do not seem to care….. A few “pot” shots today… Our distinguished Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, like many of us, took a nap during the State of the Union […]

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This Day In History

  1778—“Stars and Strips” arrives in foreign port for 1st time. (France) 1803—Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void. 1849—In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Mathew Brady) 1859—Oregon admitted as 33rd state […]

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chocolate molten love cake

Ingredients:  1 lb sweet butter 1 lb 64% dark chocolate 1/2 lb sugar 9 eggs 4 1/2 oz cake flour, sifted, divided 3 cups heavy cream, (40%) 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped 9 egg yolks 1 pint fresh raspberries 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup water, plus 7 tablespoons, divided 1 cup whole milk […]

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by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare! Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. […]

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My dreams last night included some time dealing with winning the lottery, celebrating the birthday of both grandchildren and life in general… Dreams….I hope the young lady that won the lottery in Brunswick County has some help in making sure she has $’s that will last her lifetime and beyond…The winning was “pure” luck…Taking care […]

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By: Hailey Smith Valentine orders have already been delivered by local florist. Couples celebrate the day in different ways. Beautiful flowers, tasty treats, and sparkling jewelry are the most popular gifts in our area for the sweet occasion. Our local florists have worked hard this season to offer Bladen County the perfect gifts for Valentine’s […]

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1. Eat at home. Instead of making reservations at a restaurant, cook at home. You can make a gourmet meal for the fraction of what it would cost. Not into gourmet? No problem. Have a good ole’ fashioned picnic in front of the fireplace, if you have one. If you don’t have a fireplace, don’t […]

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I thank Charlotte Smith for all her hard work on BladenOnline…If you only knew…..and the part-timers are doing a great job as well…..covering the news.  If not us…the part-timers, WHO and if not now…WHEN…. And the Best Is Yet To Come…Trust Me…BladenOnline remains FREE and Updated numerous times throughout the day…With all the changes, our counting […]

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By: Hailey Smith Ayman Elshouki, the new owner of River House Seafood Grille announces his doors will be open for business starting, Thursday, February, 11th offering a new menu to Bladen County residents.  The restaurant at 152 N. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown has pastas, poultry, southern seafood, burgers, turtle cheese cake and much more. Five […]

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National Umbrella Day is celebrated across the nation each year on February 10th. On this day, we honor one of the world’s most convenient inventions, the umbrella!   Not only does the umbrella help keep us dry from the rain, it also protects us from the heat of the sun.   Umbrellas can also be […]

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Have friends, family, co-workers who are forever making negative comments….about any and everything?  They do little, and only see the dark side of everything and everyone….Make you want to scream?  They walk among us….Remember what my mom would say….If you can’t say something nice about someone, say nothing….   Preliminary work is underway around the US […]

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Materials:                                                                                        Variety of soft/gummy themed candies bamboo skewers clear bags ribbon Directions: […]

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By: LoWanda “Dee” Davis I would like to send out a special thanks to Ms. Karen Baker. In my book this lady holds the title of BEST STAGE MANAGER EVER. I really appreciate her faithful work at my show. She came all the way from Georgia just to help me with my production “He cheated! […]

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Bladen County Commissioners meet in Special Session at 6 p.m. today.  The meeting is for the purpose of discussing tax assessment, billing and collection procedure…as they move to a Board of Equalization and Review over the next few weeks in the property revaluation process.   Check our Upcoming Events and if you have an upcoming […]

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By: Charlotte Smith If you were not in Elizabethtown to watch the production, “He Cheated! Why Me?”, you missed an entertaining romantic comedy. The crowd laughed a lot and was reminded of some valuable lessons about relationships. Deborah Jones traveled from Columbus County to see the show.  She said, “I really liked it.  It was […]

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The Master Gardener Volunteer program in Bladen County is growing.  A pinning ceremony was completed Thursday night for new members.  To become a Master Gardener Volunteer the members must complete 40 hours of training and volunteer internship. The Master Gardener program is part of the Cooperative Extension Service. The Volunteers provide valuable services to the […]

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The bus accident Friday afternoon could have been much worse. There appears to be no serious injuries to the students on board and hopefully little damage the bus…Students may pickup their belongings left on the bus, today (Saturday) between 12 noon and 2 p.m. at Clarkton School of Discovery. Just in case you did not […]

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Today is National Wear Red Day.  Shoe Show employees in Elizabethtown took it step further.  The national Shoe Show chain  launched a Facebook Campaign creating awareness about the day by having a contest. Elizabethtown Shoe Show employee, Teresa Gardener Highsmith, posted a photo of her and two other co-workers saying, “Did you know, each year, […]

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By: Jack McDuffie Photojournalist and author Ben Casey will be the guest speaker in a program presented by Bladen Community College on Monday, February 23, in the Library.  The program is a part of the Humanities Department’s Writers Series and will focus on Casey’s photography and books about North Carolina’s coastal waters. A North Carolina […]

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) encourages women to don’t miss a beat: Learn about heart disease in women and how to lower your risk. It’s the leading killer of women in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” around the same number of women and men die […]

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Wrap up today, better weather is on the way…..over the weekend. TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crash in Taiwan was the result when one engine “went idle” 37 seconds after takeoff and the pilots may have shut off the other while attempting to restart them….WOW…15 people were rescued from the water where the plane crashed….Over 30 bodies […]

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Wear Red

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of women with heart disease.  Before you leave for the day, don’t forget to put on your red! More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  February is American Heart Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Wear Red

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of women with heart disease.  Before you leave for the day, don’t forget to put on your red! More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  February is American Heart Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Wear Red

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of women with heart disease.  Before you leave for the day, don’t forget to put on your red! More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  February is American Heart Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Diane Vitale with Art

Two photographs by Bladen Community College staff member Diane Vitale have been selected for permanent display in the Caswell Building, home of the North Carolina Community College System Office in downtown Raleigh. The two works are entitled “Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore,” a photo she took while on a trip to Italy in 2011, and […]

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Community input is invited as the County of Bladen prepares the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget.  Residents are encouraged to share feedback and priorities to help inform the upcoming budget development process.  There are a few ways to provide input. Visit the County’s website at bladeninfo.org to access budget survey questions or click here for a […]

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Yia Yia's Gifts & More

Yia Yia’s Gifts and More, located at 214 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown, is a new boutique for those looking for the extraordinary, or at least, more than just the ordinary. Yia Yia’s (pronounced yaa yaa) is the fulfillment of a dream for owner Christina Boussias, who chose the name because it means Grandmother in […]

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‘Bout this time of the year, fundraisers and registration for Dixie Youth in the area begins….worthy projects….Friday, an annual fundraiser is planned for Elizabethtown Dixie Youth at the primary school.  Included is a steak dinner, a reverse raffle and a few items will be auctioned off….Tickets are $50 (2 steak plates and chance to win […]

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This Day In History

1644—1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut. 1736—Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia. 1778—Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina. 1817—1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights) 1846—“Oregon Spectator” is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast. 1850—Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, […]

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This Day In History

1644—1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut. 1736—Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia. 1778—Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina. 1817—1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights) 1846—“Oregon Spectator” is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast. 1850—Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, […]

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This Day In History

1644—1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut. 1736—Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia. 1778—Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina. 1817—1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights) 1846—“Oregon Spectator” is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast. 1850—Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, […]

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I am among men most richly blessed… The BladenOnline part-timers are working hard and it shows….I promise, the Best Is Yet To Come….Our new website has a different counting feature…and we will be working to let you know how well we are doing…and we are doing well…Just working though the new system that does so […]

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I have been sharing info about new tax values that were to arrive the last week in January….Did not happen…but, have learned that over 32,000 tax notices (values) were transferred electronically Friday, January 30, 2015. They are being processed and mailed…according to Tax Administrator Chris Ellis, notices should arrive this week. Oh yes, appeal process […]

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Jones Lake State Park has free programs planned each Saturday in February. Each event is open to the public. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, call (910) 588-450. Here’s the schedule: Discovery Hike: Feb. 7, 10 a.m.: Join a park ranger for a hike through the bay forest and “discover” why […]

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Red Velvet

Ingredients: 3 cups plus 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups canola oil 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 (1 oz) bottle red food coloring 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup milk 1 stick butter, softened 1/2 […]

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National Freedom Day, always celebrated on February 1st, celebrates freedom from slavery.  It also recognizes that America is a symbol for freedom.  It honors the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution   President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, […]

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Happy Birthday to BladenOnline.com….Seven (7) years old and growing up quickly… I remember as if yesterday, Ken Pervine and I launched the online newspaper after several weeks of preparation…Very few advertisers, a little news, a little sports, some support but a strong desire to make it happen.  It has surpassed my expectations….Some were no doubt […]

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Natalie Hardin

Harrells Christian Academy senior Natalie Hardin has advanced to the National Beta scholarship semi-final round. Hardin, daughter of Wilt and Tracy Hardin of Elizabethtown, is one of 425 National Beta Club members who made the semi-final cut. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, twelfth grade students must be members of the Senior Beta […]

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North Carolina Cooperative Extension There’s been good news recently about jobs. Last year, 2.9 million net payroll jobs were created in the U.S. economy, the highest number since 1999. When all the numbers are in for North Carolina, the net payroll job gain for the year will be near 110,000, the largest increase since 2006. […]

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Sandra Cain

For Better Living Everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle.  This is true for all children as well as adults.  A healthy lifestyle means eating smart and moving more. One smart choice is lower fat milk. It has the same calcium, the same vitamin D, and the same protein as whole milk. But, it is […]

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Bladenboro Community Building Ribbon Cutting 2

Bladenboro Town officials officially opened the new Community Building Friday afternoon under nearly cloudless skies and a brisk wind. Mayor Rufus Duckworth welcomed those in attendance and introduced Representatives William Brisson and Ken Waddell.  He also introduced Bill Lester, engineer for the facility and Dan Wilkins, the designer. Duckworth, Brisson and Waddell were joined by […]

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.day good a is This The above sentence is backwards, I might wear my shirt backwards, maybe I will walk down the street backwards:  all in celebration of Backward Day!   There are many other ways you can celebrate this fun day so just let your imagination be your guide.  Maybe you want to eat […]

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A reminder of at least three functions on this Friday…. Retirement Party for Leon Martin at First Citizens today….the last day of work for Byron Graham as E-town Fire Chief…He is retiring and the parties have been ongoing…..and a ribbon cutting at the new Bladenboro Community Center beginning at 2 p.m. Can’t imagine someone breaking […]

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Mason and Zane

D.J. Mason and Zane Singletary both “Rocked the House” in their own unique ways Monday night, January 26 at the Gore Arena in Buies Creek where the Campbell Camels defeated the Gardner -Webb Bulldogs 78 to 59. Both Mason and Singletary were leaders while at West Bladen High School, and are continuing the tradition at […]

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DHHS logo

Funds still available for eligible households – Raleigh, NC – As winter weather makes headlines nationally, N.C. DHHS wants to remind North Carolinians about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Applications are still being accepted through March 2015 or until funding is exhausted. LIEAP is a federally-funded program administered in North Carolina through the […]

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              When: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm Fri, Feb 6, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm Sat, Feb 7, 2015 8:00am – 2:00pm Where: 558 Elm Street Fair Bluff, NC What: Fine furnishings, large amounts of china and glassware, crystal, home decor including wool rugs, electric fireplace with oak […]

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A salute to retiring Elizabethtown Fire Chief Byron Graham.  Tomorrow is his retirement date…. Another retirement effective Friday (tomorrow) honors Leon Martin retiring after a long career in banking.  He steps down from his position at First Citizens bank to a life of leisure in Tar Heel and Myrtle Beach… Everyone is invited to the […]

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This Day In History

1785—In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health. 1834—President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute. 1850—Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate. 1861—Kansas secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 1879—Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont. established. 1896—Emile […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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Town Hall in Elizabethtown was packed today with emergency response professionals, elected officials, friends and family to celebrate the retirement of Fire Chief Byron Graham and honor his many years of service.  Graham started his career in 1977 and on Friday, January 30th, 2015 he will retire. For the past seven years, Graham has been […]

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Dental Bus

The Friendly Dental Van stopped by Elizabethtown Primary School, Thursday, January 22nd. This service is based in Cumberland County and visits neighboring schools in Columbus and now Bladen County offering dental services to students. The van is fully equipped with everything that a regular dentist office has to offer, including x-rays, fillings, and cleanings. All […]

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Goodwill

The Office of Exceptional Children’s Services for Bladen County Schools​ is pleased to announce that the Goodwill Foundation is providing a training for parents of students with disabilities.     Parents will learn the importance of, and how to keep up with, all the paperwork associated with having a child with special needs. Parents should bring […]

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Litter in Elizabethtown

Litter is piling up all over Bladen County and we need a solution.  It kills wildlife, looks disgusting, is hazardous to our health, and clean up doesn’t come cheap.  Litter clean-up costs the U.S. more than an estimated $11.5 billion each year. Folks need to realize they are causing a real problem when they litter.  […]

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NCDENR

Jones Lake State Park had a 4 percent decrease and Singletary Lake State Park had a 14 percent decrease in visits during 2014 compared to 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by North Carolina State Parks. There were 119,636 visits to Jones Lake during 2014 compared to 124,633 in 2013. Included in that figure are […]

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Town of White Lake

The Mayor of the Town of White Lake calls a special meeting of the White Lake Town Board of Commissioners at the White Lake Municipal Building, 1879 White Lake Dr., White Lake, NC.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Januray 29th, 2015.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the easement(s) for the multi-use path […]

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Road Closing

Ken Clark, NCDOT Engineer SR 1138 (Booker T. Washington Rd) is open SR 1137 (McKee Rd) is open SR 1136 (White McEwan Rd) is open NC 211 is paved and will open at 6am on 1/28/15. SR 1003 (Twisted Hickory Road) is open and will remain open as a detour route SR 1172 (Grimsley Farm Road) […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

The annual Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Steak Dinner will be held at Elizabethtown Primary School on Feb 6th at 4 pm. Steak plates are $10 each. Reverse raffle tickets are being sold and are $50 each (2 steak plates and a chance to win $2000,$1000, $500). Any questions or if you want to buy tickets call Rusty Hill […]

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body

1. Over sleeping or hitting the snooze button When it comes to sleep, the sweet spot is seven to nine hours. Sleeping for fewer than than six hours or more than 10 hours each night has been linked to chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, according to a study from the CDC. Another stress […]

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dog

Dogs are great friends and are considered to be part of a family. Spending time with dogs is entertaining and brings joy. But at the initial stages, you will find it hard to communicate with your pets. Training can make them understand you more quickly, be more friendly and much more obedient. Teaching your dogs […]

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Foster Care

Whether it’s a result of substance abuse, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions, or sexual or physical abuse, there’s been an “explosion” in the number of children in Bladen County now in protective custody, says Department of Social Services Director Vickie Smith. Smith told the Bladen County Board of Commissioners last week that 59 children, ranging […]

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