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The baseball playoffs are underway for… High School football teams still playing near Thanksgiving are among the best….East and West Bladen have high hopes of…

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It’s Monday…..Columbus Day and for some a day off….for most in Bladen….Just another a work day. According to Wikipedia, many countries in the New World…

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As make our way through this world we live in, we spend far to much time…it seems to me….we worry…about this and that…mostly things or…

Clarkton Lions Club Holds Annual Plate Sale

By: Hailey Smith Clarkton Lions Club hold an annual plate sale every year in October for the Harold Ingram Memorial Scholarship fundraiser that is associated…

Road work in Elizabethtown leads to bike lanes

Anyone traveling in the heart of Elizabethtown this past week couldn’t miss the road work happening. According to Town Manager, Eddie Madden, the road work…

Gathering at Historical Church in Clarkton

The Annual Old Brown Marsh Friends and Family Gathering was held this Saturday at the historical church. Even with the wet weather the turn out…

NC Grape Festival at Lu Mil Vineyard

By: Cheryl Thurston The skies above were the only gray thing at the Grape Festival this Saturday, at Lu Mil Vineyard. The crowds were there…

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Another busy weekend in the area…Hope the rain does not cause disruptions…. Check all our sections…news, sports and events section for scheduled events. FYI….East and…

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What a difference a week makes….A week ago, we were watching the rain down…and we watched and watched and watched….10 inches in the area….Today….if the…

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Fall of the year is a wonderful time of the year…. Ever wonder what our United States would be like with no politics, no political…

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Yesterday was one of those “newsy” days…..and no one covered it all better than BladenOnline, thanks to the efforts of Charlotte Smith and staff… A…

Everybody’s child

By: Jefferson Weaver A proud mom contacted me the other day about her son, a high school senior. His picture had been in the paper,…

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Four County EMC held their annual meeting in Elizabethtown last night…drew about 1,500 to 1,600 in bad weather, the Dixie Melody Boys were great and…

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My mistake….the Bladen County Board of Commissioners meeting, normally held on Monday, will be held Tuesday this month. Commissioners made the decision at their last…

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And the rain came down…and more is expected…. At the Hester household, about 3 miles southwest of Elizabethtown, as the crow flies…..Our rainfall since Wednesday…

How Much Are You Really Eating?

By: Sandra R. Cain For Better Living The next time you’re having a meal, especially in a restaurant, take a look at the portion sizes.…

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We have been promised rain….It has arrived….I promise to stay inside or close by…unfortunately, some have no choice….Let’s all use extreme caution as we move…

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As you go about your daily rituals, keep an eye on Hurricane Joaquin…..As I think about hurricanes, I am reminded of Hurricane Hazel in 1954…Communication…

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We live in interesting times….. Much discussion, distrust, and rumors related to Bladen County school board proposed mergers. Checked a few headlines from the region….…

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Monday night high school football games are not the norm, especially an away game. East and West Bladen scored wins in Monday night games, both…

Is the Climate Changing?

By: Cheryl Thurston This year has seen its share of extreme weather events like: the worst volcanic eruption in Iceland, in 200 years (which finally…

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It’s Monday and we are nearing the end of September. October begins Thursday. Hope you will check our Events section….Numerous events this week, including several…

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The Battle of Elizabethtown organizers deserve much credit. I was expecting more rain over the past few days….at the Hester household about 1/2 inch, however…

iPhone & iPad Tips

iPhone & iPad Tips By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 iOS9 & other Apple Tidbits  –  When to Update or Not!! Needless to say, you have noticed…

Healthy Snacking – For Better Living

By: Sandra R. Cain Too many snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories from sugar, fat or both. Eating too many of…

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Prepare for a wet Friday. The forecast is for a 100% chance of rain. East and West Bladen high school football teams are scheduled to…

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLITY HELPS PEOPLE WHO WORK

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC People with disabilities have challenges to overcome barriers and to convince others that those…

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Bladen County is losing a good public servant. Was a little disappointed that Cris Harrelson announced his resignation Monday, as Bladen County Human Services Director.…

What Are Bladen County Citizens Reading?

The Bladen County Library in Elizabethtown is a most valuable asset for our county. It is used by school children as well as adults to…

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Autumn has arrived….The autumnal equinox arrived precisely at 4:21 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, September 23). Today’s high temp should be in the 80 degree range.…

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Hope you enjoy this last day of summer….Weather should be more autumn like…Slight chance of rain in the A.M…..Mostly cloudy…..wind from the north at about…

2015 Peanut Festival Cooking Contest Winners

Youth Division Candy – 1st – Madilyn Brisson – Almond Bark Candy 2nd – Deautise Mitchell – Peanut Butter Chews 3rd – Jacie Kinlaw –…

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Congratulations to the organizers of the Dublin Peanut Festival Committee…. Huge crowd, good parade, good entertainment, good food, a good time for all… Good things…

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Another beautiful day today….Enjoy… Good health at any age is a blessing….Look around at those less fortunate….and give thanks…. Check our list of activities listed…

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The 23rd Annual Dublin Peanut Festival will be held today beginning at 10 a.m. with a parade down NC 87….For the entire line-up of events…

Big Catch at White Lake, NC

This week we have had perfect weather for fishing. Thursday afternoon around 6 pm S. Ryan Godwin caught a large mouth bass at White Lake,…

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TGIF…..Friday means high school this time of the year….Laney (Wilmington) (1-3) will be in Elizabethtown today for a 7:30 p.m. game with the EB Eagles…

Dublin is the place to be this weekend

The weather man is promising almost perfect weather for the Dublin Peanut Festival and the races at Dublin Motor Speedway this weekend. It will be…

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The 23rd Annual Dublin Peanut Festival is fast approaching….Saturday, September 19, the parade kicks-off at 10 a.m. and festivities continue all day long….Google Dublin Peanut…

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Can’t blame the weather…best I can tell….The weather is perfect for any outdoor activity…. Farmers are busy harvesting their crops….the corn stalks are on the…

BBQ Plate Fundraiser

Hey East Bladen Booster Club Members: Just a reminder of the BBQ Plate Fundraiser scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015 from 4PM-6:30PM. Place of BBQ…

East Bladen High School Annual BBQ Plate Supper

East Bladen High School Annual BBQ Plate Fundraiser Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00PM – 6:30PM Elizabethtown Farmers Market $8.00 per Plate Tickets were sold in…

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Ever get the feeling, everyone is upset about something???? The pressures of life can put a frown on our face and take the bounce out…

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Love the cooler, early morning temps….at 6 a.m., 55 degrees at the Curtis Brown airport in Elizabethtown… Headlines today include school consolidation proposal in Bladen…

Community Night Success

The Tory Hole Park in Elizabethtown was full of people from all around, Sunday evening, enjoying ‘A Community Night Worship’ presented by Bladen Christian Outdoorsmen…

Happy Grandparents’ Day

Don’t forget to go see your grandparents today or at least call them. It’s National Grandparents’ Day. We can learn a lot from our Grandparents.…

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We are proud of our latest numbers….For the fourth week in a row our number of  ‘pages viewed’ have exceeded 100,000….In a county of 35,000,…

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Lots of activities on today’s Event page….including Fun Day in Bladenboro….. A small plane crashed Friday night off Old Lake Road near Riegelwood in Columbus…

Lower Cape Fear Hospice seeks volunteers

Lower Cape Fear Hospice, a nonprofit organization, is in need of volunteers to help families in Bladen County. Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed…

Tailgating Safety Tips – For Better Living

By: Sandra Cain With the arrival of fall comes football season and the excitement of tailgating. Don’t let cooler weather fool you into thinking you…

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Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? The day terrorists caused great pain to our great nation…. 14 years ago…..The Paul R.…

DAR & 4H to Celebrate US Constitution Week

The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be highlighting ‘United States Constitution Week’ with a special event on…

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Another 90 degree day is in store for today, according to the weather folks….but cooler days are just a few weeks away….Average high for Bladen…

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Tuesday was a news filled day…..for BladenOnline…Scroll down our news page and see, if you haven’t already. And there’s more today. We had the local…

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Began thinking about city managers over the past few years, that served in Elizabethtown, Bladenboro and Bladen County …The other towns have not had a…

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One business that never seems to slow is the funeral homes business…We continue to lose some good folks…The past few days reads like a “who’s…

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As I reflect on the past week  we have had a steady stream of news, but not the big story….looking forward to our weekly BladenOnline numbers…

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Every now and then, I reflect on the past and think I have seen and heard it all….I added a new page last night……a high…

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Labor Day weekend has arrived…It’s a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September and honors the labor movement. The holiday was established in…

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Maybe we are experiencing our last 90 degree-plus days for 2015. Love those mid 80 daytime highs…. Every weekend is busy in Bladen…remember the Side…

Let’s Eat Out, But Where?

It’s September already, and Autumn is on it’s way, a perfect time of year to enjoy a meal out at your favorite restaurant. BladenOnline.com offers…

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This is a most wonderful time of the year…..Our temps are expected to be in the 90s for the next two or three days, then…

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Been thinking about folks who came to or through Bladen County in my lifetime, some quietly, some with fanfare, those who made a difference…. One…

4-H’ers participated in State 4-H Congress

Bladen County 4-H’ers took part in the 2015 North Carolina 4-H Congress, held in July 18-21. The event attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders…

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Hope you read about our latest numbers for the past week…August 23-29. Unreal is the best way to describe…A second record in 2 weeks….According to…

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Bladenboro Town Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday evening…a closed session to deal with personnel…  Melanie Hester, current Administrator, recently asked to return…

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Great morning to go for a walk….temps in the low 60’s…beginning to feel like autumn….Labor Day is next weekend…Summer’s last “fling.”…but no walk for this…

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The final Summer Sounds concert was held last night and another huge, appreciative crowd….Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce and their financial supporters.. Not much…

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