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A reminder…the annual Bladen We Care golf tournament will be played Thursday of this week at Vineyard Golf of White Lake…Call 874-4011 for more info……

Sports Thoughts

I enjoy scanning area news sources and see how Bladen County area athletes are doing..primarily those in various colleges….Can’t keep up with all…memory problems…. Michael…

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I am proud to claim Bladen County as my home….I know, a large, rural, depressed, but proud area of North Carolina. When something needs to…

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Been thinking about my mom who died 11 years ago…April 2004….well into her 80s…She was a strong lady…6 children and most, maybe all weighed over…

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Today is April 15….Maybe the most unpopular day of the year….Uncle Sam wants to hear from you, if you haven’t filed your federal tax info….…

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Budget time is stressful for most governmental officials….Saw some of that Monday as the Bladen Board of Education attempted to work through the process… I…

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Remember the name Jordan Spieth….The 21 year old set all kinds of record over the past weekend winning the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia….pocketing…

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I love holidays, however, scheduled events must be re-arrange and as I grow older, change becomes more difficult… Bladen County Commissioners meeting was moved back 24 hours,…

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Go Duke….and they did…congratulations…. I hear the comments…one and done, rent a player….The rules are the rules….the NCAA rules…   The Blue Monday Shad Fry…

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Hope your Easter was good….busy, but good would best describe many, including the Hester household…Early morning service, breakfast at church, Sunday School, Worship Service, lunch…

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For many, this is one of the most sacred times of the year….the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. For others a time to travel our roads, to…

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This day is as good as it gets for college basketball fans…..4 teams remaining, 2 after today for the NCAA championship….Duke vs.Michigan at 6:09 p.m.…

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March winds and April showers are in our weather forecast for the next 48 to 60 hours… Three news released related to the Bladen County/Cape…

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We survived April Fool’s Day…..I think….   The Bladen County Board of Education has a workshop upcoming on April 13….Some tough decisions to be made…

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Be careful….this is April Fool’s Day…. Yesterday tested the fabric of all associated with BladenOnline… Our technical service is hosted by GoDaddy.com and a server…

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Go Duke….great basketball over the weekend….March Madness ends in April…Duke vs Michigan State on Saturday, April 4 and Kentucky plays Wisconsin.   Kentucky, Wisconsin and Duke…

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Difficult to believe..but true…A year ago today our low temp was 26 degrees….I remembered as I was strolling around at the White Oak Ruritan Club’s…

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March 28….the birthdate of our youngest…Happy Birthday John Charles Hester….We celebrate Sunday… As I looked back a year ago, we had a low of 26…

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Weather could be a big story over the next 72 hours….temps dropping throughout the day to the mid 40’s this afternoon…90% chance of rain and…

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Not a lot of new info….Just a re-hash and encouragement for anyone with any info to come forward….FBI investigation is ongoing, according to the speakers……

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Tuesday was a roll-a-coaster type day….discovered someone apparently struck my vehicle on the rear corner..I am doing well..cool, calm and collected..no reason to be otherwise…who…

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This Tuesday (today) could be one nice day weather-wise… Former Commissioner Bobby Roberts was laid to rest Monday…4 ministers, good service, good attendance and great…

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How about the Wolfpack and the Tar Heels men’s basketball teams?….both winners yesterday….Wolfpack upset Villanova in Pittsburgh and UNC’s Tar Heels defeated Arkansas in Jacksonville,…

NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY – March 21

March 21st is the day set aside to observe National Single Parent Day.  This day was created to honor and recognize the hard work, devotion,…

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Spring is here…and so are some “crazy” news stories… I am, for the most part, a positive thinking individual….but some recent news is more than…

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Welcome to Springtime…. Tar Heel and Wolfpack fans can now take a deep breath….both teams struggled to advance in the NCAA play-offs….NCSU will play Villanova…

Jeffery Winston Lewis

Jeffery Winston Lewis age 54 born June 25, 1960 of Bladenboro died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his home. Survived by his father, Bobby Winston…

Declan Meirion Owen

Declan Meirion Owen, age 24 of Elizabethtown, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The beloved and only child of Marian McGovern. Survivors also include, Aunt…

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Tuesday is a perfect reason BladenOnline was birthed..We had a busy news day and we dealt with the newsmakers…no taking someone else’s word for it….…

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Bladen County Commissioners have a “full plate”….preparing for hearing appeals from the recent revaluation as a Board of Equalization and Review, ongoing meetings related to…

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Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 this p.m…..regular bi-monthly meeting and the Bladenboro Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. for a Special Session.  …

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We lost a dear neighbor to Alzheimer’s over the past few days….JoAnn Howell lived across the road for about 50 years….but the last few years it…

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Lots of activities today….Check our Upcoming Events section….. Monday activities include a Bladen County Commissioners meeting (regular session) Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners…

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Today is Friday the 13th… A reminder of a couple of activities tomorrow…maybe more….Annual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Round Branch…

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I hope you have read Jefferson Weaver’s latest article on BladenOnline…It is about the life of Elliott Henry…I highly recommend…A very good article about one…

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Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM.…

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Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM.…

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Enjoy this day…weather-wise, it would be difficult to complain about anything… Partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a southerly breeze in the AM.…

NATIONAL NAPPING DAY

National Napping Day is celebrated annually the day following the return of daylight savings time. National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have…

What is Daylight Savings Time Day

Daylight Savings times is a day when people of various countries and states across the world set their clocks one hour ahead of the standard…

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After a drive around the county Sunday, other than ‘boo-koos’ of tree limbs safely off the roadways right-of-way…all appears to be in good condition following…

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If you failed to set your clock to new time…you may be late for church…SPRING FORWARD…. The Duke-Carolina game was more fun for Duke fans…

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Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and…

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Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and…

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Just when I think I have seen it all….learn something new….. Yesterday’s weather was different…Don’t think I have ever seen a change as drastic and…

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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…

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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…

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

The 8 Healthiest Drinks

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…

PB&J Muffins

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…

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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…

Creamy 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…

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