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Upcoming Events and Things to Do

There are a lot of exciting events coming up in Bladen County and in southeastern North Carolina this weekend. If you are looking for some…

This Day in History for February 15

1768 – 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia, Pa. 1799 – 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania. 1842 – 1st adhesive postage stamps in…

Boost the ‘Boro making plans

The Boost the Boro meeting was held this past Tuesday and the members were busy making plans. Don White, chair of the committee, said, “We…

Today is National Fastnacht Day

Today is national Fasnacht Day. It is a Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that occurs on Shrove Tuesday. The Fasnacht is served traditionally during the Carnival or…

Cape Fear Heating & Cooling Receives Award

This past Friday, Daine Smith, owner of Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC located in Clarkton received the Rheem Outstanding Sales Achievement award from Gemaire.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Living in rural eastern North Carolina has many advantages.  When someone is in need, neighbors take care of neighbors and few do it better than…

Harmony Hall gets new roof

Harmony Hall has a newly installed roof thanks to the efforts of Roofing by Tony of Bladenboro. The cost of the repairs to the roof…

Bladen County Resident is a Work of Art

One Bladen County resident has been made into a work of art. Clarkton resident LoWanda Davis’s image was discovered on Facebook by Clarence “The Pencilman” Pointer,…

Thoughts While Shaving for February 1

I spent my Sunday afternoon learning about Iowa caucuses, and about some of the candidates.  I have deliberately not watched any of the debates.  When…

This Day in History for February 1

1790 – Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC). 1840 – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated. 1856 – Auburn University is…

Plans get under way for Youth Rally

Plans got under way on Sunday night for a Youth Rally to be held on Sunday, March 6, at 5 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Middle…

For Better Living: Go for Whole Grains

By Sandra Cain With so many choices, it can be hard to sift through the variety of grain products to find the healthiest options. Having…

County-Wide Youth Rally

A County-Wide Youth Rally is in the planning stages and help is needed. Mrs. Cheryl West has sent out an invitation try to reach anyone…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 28

See a few political signs ‘popping up’ around the county.  The primary election is about 7 weeks away. Will be interesting to see if moving…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 26

Just a few days before the 2016 Presidential election begins…..only 10 months before the campaign is over and we can begin to condemn whoever is…

HOT FUDGE PIE

HOT FUDGE PIE If you love chocolate, then this is for you. It is oh so gooey and delicious…. Ingredients: 1 stick butter, softened 1…

For Better Living: Stir-Fry Cookery

By Sandra Cain Certainly the most popular of all Oriental cooking methods is stir-frying. The Chinese word chow literally means toss-cooking. Stir-frying is the quick…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 21

Weather will likely be a primary topic for all, over the next few hours.  Local temps are expected to be near or above freezing during…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 20

Winter has arrived.  Low this AM near 20 and high today in the low 40s.  And cold weather is expected for several more days, but…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 19

This was a good morning to go for a 6 a.m. walk.  The temperature provided extra incentive to move along….Love walking in the early a.m. …

MLK celebrations taking place in the region today

Kenneth Armstrong photos By: Erin Smith While the temperatures were frigid, spirits were high for parade goers on Monday in Elizabethtown. Several celebrations are taking…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 18

Today, The 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade steps off at 11 a.m. today, through downtown E-town, followed by a celebration of the life…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 15

I spent some time yesterday and the day before watching and listening to the NC State Bar hearing that found attorney Chris Mumma guilty of…

SPACE program pilot a success

If you or someone you know has ever been diagnosed with cancer, you’ve undoubtedly felt or observed the energy draining effects of the treatment.  Though…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 14

Well, well….high expectations yesterday, reality today….Powerball winners in California, Tennessee and Florida.  A couple of $1 million winners in NC, according to the Powerball website.…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 13

With all the attention this time of the year on Washington, DC events, including the State of the Union Address and the election of a…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 8

Grass has turned brown, again.  After an unusually warm December, green vegetation was not uncommon. Time to make sure all is in order if you…

This Day in History for January 7

1714 – Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later) 1782 – 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia. 1817…

Thoughts While Shaving for January 6

January has arrived and it is usually the coldest month of the year.  Our all time low temp for the month in Bladen County occurred…

Auditions for play to be held Feb. 6

A Bladen County author can now add playwright to her list of credentials. Marjorie “Shug” Lewis has completed writing her first play titled “The Sweet,…

This Day in History for January 5

1776 – Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution. 1836 – Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo. 1846…

It was my heart’s desire to stay

Just two days before her 76th birthday, Lucille Oxendine, of Pembroke, received the devastating news that she had a large tumor in her heart that…

Thoughts While Shaving

Checking headlines over the weekend: Panthers lose their first game of the NFL season.  They have won 14 games, Meadowlark Lemon, Wilmington native and longtime…

Thoughts While Shaving

Santa (Christmas) is tough competition…expect our BladenOnline numbers to be down for the past week….but still the best around. Looking back and ahead. Would have…

Thoughts while shaving

Hope your Christmas was one of the best ever. For many, Christmas continues throughout the weekend. Can’t think of a better way to spend the…

Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving Can you believe? Christmas 2015 is just hours away. Maybe a good time to reflect on New Year’s Resolutions. How did you…

Thoughts While Shaving

A BladenOnline Salute to the Kemp sisters, JaToya and Jazmine Kemp.  Two former East Bladen players had their number 20 uniforms retired in a brief…

Smokey the Bear visits Plainview School

The students at Plainview Primary School got a very special visit on Friday from Smokey the Bear. Smokey wanted to talk to the students about…

Winter Solstice set to take place Tuesday  

The Winter Solstice, which begins on Tuesday, Dec. 22, marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. According to Wikipedia,  this day actually…

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