04/24/2019
  • 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes
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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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Golden Leaf Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation offers scholarships for high school seniors entering as Freshmen into eligible 4 year college/university OR Community College transfer student programs. Students may submit an application online at www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf by March 1, 2015. Up to 215 scholarships are awarded, each valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for […]

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cherry cream cheese pie

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling, chilled   Directions: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

 In our travel through life we meet many interesting folks, many wonderful people who leave their mark in our memory bank for all the good reasons… We have an article online about Kent Dunn, a young man who came to Bladen County (WBLA) in the early 80’s from Central Carolina Community College… A delightful young man who has made […]

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We greatly appreciate all our readers.  We know that changes aren’t always welcome, but sometimes needed.  Our goal is to continue bringing our community the latest local news, sports, and advertising in a way that keeps our community connected in the most efficient way possible.  We cannot do it without you and the dedicated team […]

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Road Closing

SR 1138 – Booker T. Washington Road is opening SR 1137 – McKee Road is being patched back this morning.  It will open either late today or first thing Tuesday morning (will provide a follow-up later today) SR 1136 – White McEwan Road will remain closed in order to expedite NC 211 paving (they will […]

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Registration deadline is Feb. 11 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host its fifth annual workshop for managers of local farmers markets Friday, Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greensboro. The workshop will be held at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro. […]

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Smile photo teeth whitening

Use a toothbrush and floss Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Make sure it’s a soft-bristle brush and, to prevent gum erosion, clean your teeth with a short, vertical sweeping motion, not a horizontal scrubbing one. Alternatively, many dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush. When you floss, slide […]

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Would you like to learn more about how you and your family can Eat Smart and Move More? We are currently looking for a church in Bladen County that would be willing to host our “Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More” classes that would be available for you, your church members, and citizens of Bladen County to join! These […]

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Mary Lennon

Mary Katelyn Lennon, a 5th grader at Elizabethtown Middle School, has been selected to compete at the district level for her DAR essay. Her essay was chosen to represent the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. The students were required to write a historical fiction essay portraying […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

The last week in the month is not normally a ‘big time’ news time…but there are some special events this week…. Tuesday, Bladen County Commissioners will meet at 2:45 p.m. to discuss the new jail… Friday, Bladenboro Town Commissioners invite area residents to attend the ribbon cutting festivities at the new Community Building.  This facility […]

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Family Fun Time

Start Scrapbooking – Scrapbooking is a great idea to save memories.  Scrapbooking with your children will make the books an even greater treasure. Watch a Family Movie at Home – Find the movies you liked to watch as a child and then share them with your children. Trace Your Family Tree – Help your children […]

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Miss Crusader Crowned

The senior class girls of Harrells Christian Academy were honored recently and recognized as the Miss Crusader Court was presented during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Coastal Christian High School. Ashley Usher, daughter of Juston and Joy Usher of Watha, was crowned the 2015 Miss Crusader.  Each year, Miss Crusader is voted on […]

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Wedding rings

National Spouse’s Day is dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere; from being thankful for fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship, to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses. Spouses Day, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 26th.  It is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that […]

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Bladen County

Three Bladen County towns were awarded almost $2 million in loans and grants by the State Water Infrastructure Authority to help pay for drinking water and wastewater projects, the N.C. Department of Energy and Natural Resources announced Thursday. The Town of Clarkton will receive $1.097 million to help fund three projects. Clarkton was awarded a […]

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Sandra Cain

Sandra R. Cain For Better Living Ground meat has been linked to several outbreaks of foodborne illness in the United States. The most notable was in 1993, when four children in the Pacific Northwest died after eating undercooked hamburgers at a fast food restaurant. When ground meat, as well as any meat,  is not handled […]

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Christopher's Steakhouse and Seafood

Steaks, ribs and seafood are only a few of the mouth-watering foods offered at Christopher’s Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant in Elizabethtown.  The new restaurant opened on January 3rd this year and has been busy serving great food to happy customers every day since. Open every day of the week at 11 am, customers can enjoy […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Friday was an interesting day… I covered the Joseph Sledge hearing in Columbus County… As I listened to the folks with an interest in the judicial process, It became clear to me, all is not as it should be and as many would like it to be…but better now than then… Thank goodness for DNA….I listened […]

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Soft Drink

Number Ten: Coca-Cola Classic Coca-Cola Classic is certainly not healthy for you, although there are now many soft drinks on the market that have more sugar and caffeine content. Coke Classic is on this list because it essentially started the soft drink phenomena and is the “face” of the industry. Number Nine: A&W Cream Soda […]

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This Day In History

1899—Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan  1901—1st game played in baseball’s American League 1901—Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917. 1908—Gen. Baden Powell starts Boy Scouts. 1935—1st canned beer, “Kruger Cream Ale,” […]

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Mountains To Sea

The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Mountains- to-Sea Trail (FMST) are pleased to jointly announce the naming of the Coastal Crescent Trail, an additional option for hikers seeking to walk across North Carolina.   The Coastal Crescent Trail, a new hiking option developed by FMST, will serve as […]

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Dennis Hawes, Barber

Back when Johnson was president, the cost of a stamp was .05 cents, and Boston defeated the LA Lakers in the NBA Championship, Mr. Dennis Hawes, a seemingly quiet man, began his career that would span the next 50 years.  This month Bridgers Barber and Beauty Shop celebrates, Hawes, a talented, hard-working, and dedicated barber.  […]

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new years resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain.  Every January, roughly one in three Americans take part in the annual tradition of making resolutions.  Only a small percentage of people actually stay true to their resolutions. A study shows about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Many times, change is difficult for us to accept.. like when when manufacturers stopped making tubes for TVs and eventually moved to flat screens… Remembered when we pushed our lawnmower…. Our change on BladenOnline is not that dramatic or drastic…but necessary at some time…and if you have not updated your browser, maybe you should if […]

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Chapped Lips

1. Drink plenty of fluids. Your lips chap due to a lack of moisture in your lips and your body. The first step is to stay hydrated in the winter by drinking enough fluids. This will help your lips have enough moisture to decrease the chance of them becoming chapped in the first place. 2. Moisturize […]

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The fight against Ebola and other diseases takes a group effort. Mike Davis, a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, gave an update at the club’s weekly meeting on the Ebola outbreak and Rotary involvement. To date there have been 8,500 deaths due to Ebola.  “It had the potential to be millions of deaths. How does […]

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Mike Davis, Rotarian

The fight against Ebola and other diseases takes a group effort.  Mike Davis, a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, gave an update at the club’s weekly meeting on the Ebola outbreak and Rotary involvement.  To date there have been 8,500 deaths due to Ebola.  “It had the potential to be millions of deaths.  How […]

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Bo Green Bladen Builders

The newest expert at Bladen Builders Supply is Bo Greene. Bo is a Boykin Spaniel that loves to go to work with his human, Jackson Greene. Like the rest of the staff at Bladen Builders Supply, Bo wants to be helpful to his loyal customers. He will start a monthly article with helpful tips and advice.  This […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

What a difference a year makes….Last year about this time, much was being said about the upcoming political season….beer and wind referendum…. This year municipal elections will be held later in the year…but never produces the interest of county, state and national elections It is tax time…no rush, deadline is April 15….. Wish everyone could […]

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Money

Food Substitute coffee for expensive coffee drinks. The $2 a day you could well save by buying a coffee rather than a cappuccino or latte would allow you, over the course of a year, to completely fund a $500 emergency fund. Bring lunch to work. If buying lunch at work costs $5, but making lunch […]

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Kiwanis Club Members

Elizabethtown, NC – Happy 100th Anniversary Kiwanis Club!  A century ago the club started its service in in Detroit Michigan and now has clubs all across the globe, including Elizabethtown, NC. The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club was organized in 1954 and has served the Bladen County community for over 60 years. The club is a collaboration […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Some days there is very little news….zilch–zero…seems one person is to many…and then others are, very busy…This promises to be a very busy day…so check often…We will keep you updated… Included today…Bladen County Commissioners meeting, (BladenOnline the only news source covering)…and lots of local sports news… Had some time to think about Bladen County while […]

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bbq chicken in cornbread cups

Ingredients: 2 (7 oz) packages sweet yellow cornbread mix 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups Springer Mountain Farms chicken, chopped cooked 1/3 cup barbeque sauce chopped sweet pickles, for garnish Directions: Preheat the oven to 400º Lightly spray a 24-cup miniature muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine […]

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Boy Scouts

Dublin, NC- A large crowd gathered at the Dublin Scout Hut on Friday evening to celebrate the re-dedication of the newly restored building. Dublin Troop 622 members thanked their many supporters and sponsors. The troop announced that the re-dedication ceremony was to honor Scout Paul Davis. Davis was a member of Troop 622 back in […]

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NC DOT

CSX Railroad will be closing roadway locations as follows: Wednesday    1/21/15      Elm Street in Clarkton Thursday        1/22/15      SR 1138  (George W Kelly Road) Thursday        1/22/15      SR 1137  (McKee Road) Friday            1/23/15      SR 1136  (White-Mckewen Road) Friday            1/23/15      NC 211 Monday          1/26/15     SR 1172  (Grimsley Farm Road) Monday          1/26/15     SR 1175  (Fourth Road) Plans at this time are […]

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Bladenboro Historical Building

A collection of paintings by Haley Barnes of Lake Waccamaw is on display through February at the Art Gallery in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building on South Main Street. The show, which is presented by the Bladenboro Visual Arts Council, also includes paintings from her late great grandmother. A reception for Barnes is scheduled Sunday, […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Well, well….guess by now you know we are changing our look…not just our look, but some of our internal workings that will hopefully assist us in better serving the area…..still not complete and bugs continue in the system….but we are making progress….I promise… Change is more difficult for the senior members of the […]

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Steaming Coffee

5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy For many people, it is actually the single largest source of antioxidants in the diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables… combined. Trying to be healthy in every aspect of your life will definitely work in your favourite. It doesn’t mean giving up something like coffee, but there […]

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Red Hats at MLK Parade

Elizabethtown, NC- The floats passed, the beauty queens waved, and the politicians tossed candy to eager children Saturday in Elizabethtown at the 27th annual parade honoring the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On a sunshine-filled day and with the temperature in the mid-50s, several hundred people gathered along Broad […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of every January.  Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American […]

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will be offering several free boating and hunting education courses this year. The classes are held each year and are free to the public. Boating education and hunting education will be 6 hour courses. We will be offering our first boating education class on February 15th from 1pm-7pm. It […]

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Lu Mil Vineyard Bridal Show

Dublin, NC- This past Sunday made another successful year for the annual Bridal Show hosted at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. Around 40 different vendors offered information to the brides-to-be, the bride’s family members and friends, and the general public.  “There was a real big crowd here” said Robin Summerlin, with Front Porch Party Rentals.   […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Changes coming to BladenOnline….thanks for your patience, past support and support in the future…BladenOnline was birthed on February 1, 2008… A reminder of the MLK activities in the area today…In Elizabethtown, a parade beginning at 11 a.m…It will travel through the downtown are on Broad Street, right on Poplar Street and ending in […]

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Thoughts While Shaving Death is difficult for us….but sudden death in more difficult…but it happens…. Every time I hear the sound of an EMS or Rescue Squad vehicle, I am sad….not good for someone…however, I am thankful we have trained folks who manned the vehicles and are ready to care of those in need… I think/hope I […]

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10 foods you should never eat: 1. Quaker Oats 100 % Natural Oats and Honey Granola contain 3 teaspoons of sugar per half cup, and come laden with more artery-clogging fat than a McDonald’s hamburger. 2. Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks contain 10 or 11 grams of fat per frank. Most hotdog manufacturers now offer pork, beef, turkey, or […]

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A B Honor Roll

Harrells Christian Academy Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll for Second Grading Period Headmaster’s List (All A’s) Twelfth Grade:  Jessi-Kate Batts, Margaret Clark, Spencer Cooke, Fredrick Strickland, Amanda Sutton. Eleventh Grade: Catherine Armstrong, Rachel Bland, Anna Laurie Carter, McKenzie Parks, Vanna Prestage. Tenth Grade: Don Banks, Anna Burgess, Gray Fussell, Will Huff, Payton Johnson, Amos Lanier, […]

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Bladen County Agency Resource and Information Fair

Resources Fair Showcases Area Benefits This first Bladen County Agency Information and Resource Fair, held Saturday, January 17th at the National Guard Armory, was greatly needed and well received. Ann Garrett with the North Carolina Works Career Center of Bladen County was aware of the need to help get resources and information out to the […]

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Browns Creek Bike Trail

Community Working Together at Bike Trail This Saturday made for a perfect day for folks to come together to work to improve Brown’s Creek Bike Trail. The plan for the day was to put decking down on the 62 foot tunnel bridge, continue working on the new section of trail, and work on a changing […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving I rose early this morning and began going through old file/folders that should have been discarded years ago…I re-shuffle them from time to time….re-label, place in a different file for no apparent reason… Began to compare cost over the past humpteen years…Had it all laid out in a table….but it didn’t do […]

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January programs at Jones Lake State Park Jones Lake State Park has free programs planned each Saturday in January. 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: Snakes: Jan. 17, 11 a.m.: Ever wonder what snakes species are at home […]

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This Day In History

This Day in History – January 16 1493—Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip. 1777—Vermont declares independence from NY. 1847—John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory. 1865—Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft. Fisher NC, 40 die. 1870—Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

27th annual MLK parade Monday in Elizabethtown More than 75 entries, including, perhaps, more than 500 motorcycles, are expected to participate in Monday’s parade in Elizabethtown that honors the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. It will be the 27th year that Elizabethtown has held […]

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