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A new budget was approved last night (6-3) by the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. The new tax rate is 82 cents or an increase…

June 27th National HIV Testing Day

Saturday, June 27, 2015 is National HIV Testing Day, an awareness campaign. National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)…

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Another hot day is in store for area residents and another Heat Advisory is in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Our high today…

This Day in History—-June 22

1847—Doughnut created. 1868—Arkansas re-joins the US. 1870—1st Boardwalk in American invented. 1874—Game of lawn tennis introduced. 1915—BMY, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service. 1932—National…

Kick Ball, Pony Rides, and Turkey Legs

Sword of the Lord Ministries has set a goal for Unity of Community, and they’ve been joined by several other groups of community builders from…

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Have been away for a few days and between technology I was not comfy with and my lack of knowledge, I discovered some of what I thought…

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We need cooler temps and some rain…my thoughts while shaving… For some, never seen such hot days for so long….for ole-timers…’Let me tell you…….’ We…

RABIES IS HERE IN BLADEN!!

IT IS TIME!!! TO GET YOUR PETS VACCINATED IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO!! The Bladen County Health Department Animal Control Office has reported that…

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It will be another hot day today and more to come….We need rain and cooler temps… Congratulations to the local folks recognized at the Tuesday…

West Bladen Cheerleading Mini-Camp

West Bladen’s varsity cheerleaders will host a Mini Cheerleading Camp in July. The camp will be for ages 3 to 13 and will be held…

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Our temp reached 100 degrees yesterday afternoon…that breaks the old record for the date of 98 degrees set 34 years ago in 1981. Youngsters and…

National Fudge Day- June 16

National Fudge Day is celebrated annually on June 16th. National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor…

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WOW, Yesterday’s high temperature of 98 broke a record for the date (96) that was set in 2010.  Today, we are expecting another record breaker…Our record high…

Set an Example

Set an Example! By noreply@blogger.com (Chris Denny) on Jun 15, 2015 05:00 am WORD I Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because…

Elizabethtown Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

5th Grade A Honor Roll Kassie Bagwell, Donnie Ezzell, Alexus Mitchell, Kory Smith, Natalie Spears, Chase Starkloff, Latham Waters B Honor Roll Raymond Autry, Kaylee…

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It’s Monday, a very hot Monday….a Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. High temp records could fall….Yesterday’s high temp was…

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If you enjoy hot weather, this is your kinda day….Hot, use caution. Short report on sickness and death…As I grow older, guess I pay more…

Congratulations High School Graduates

The Bladen County Class of 2015 had their graduation ceremonies and are now off to do great things. If you have photos and/or words of…

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It is going to be a hot day… with more to come.. plan accordingly. Our highest temp for this day in Bladen County is 97….…

Milk Matters – For Better Living

By: Sandra Kelly Cain Got Milk? may be a popular advertising slogan, but unfortunately for many teenagers, a more accurate question is “Got Soda?” June…

Let’s Eat Out, But Where?

After looking at the Health Grades report for May 2015, you may find several places you’d like to go to eat out in Bladen County.…

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Retirement is a tough adjustment… but better than the alternative. After 20 years at WBLA radio station in the 70’s and 80’s, I departed the…

Buddy Burney Scholarship Games Begin Tonight

The Buddy Burney Memorial Scholarship Games begin tonight (Friday) at the Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball Complex. The games will feature AA All-Star Tournament teams from…

Gators and snakes, sharks and beavers

By: Jefferson Weaver I was talking with the young son of a friend the other day, and he mentioned how excited he was that he’d…

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Keep thinking the FBI report related to the death of Lennon Lacy will be coming down soon….No reason to think so, maybe just hopeful… Marvin…

2015 Woodmen of the World Summer Day Camp

Woodmen of the World invites their youth, ages 5 and older, to attend their local Summer Day Camp. This will be their 15th year holding…

Lil Knights Basketball Camp

Sponsored by Woodmen Life Boys and girls that are rising 1st grade through rising 6th grade can take advantage of the Lil Knights Basketball Camp…

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I recently was in the company of a young lady celebrating her 16th birthday… and it brought back memories about one of my early memorable birthdays.…

Governor Pat McCrory presents Connect NC

By: Charlotte Smith The Connect NC meeting hosted by Fayetteville State University with Governor Pat McCrory brings many regional leaders together. Bladen County was represented…

We Are Paying Them What?

Bladen County Property Appraiser Once again this year we will be comparing Bladen County public official’s salaries with those of our neighboring counties. A reminder…

BCATA Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced The BCATA Scholarship Program provides financial awards annually to deserving students and teacher assistants who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship…

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Am I hearing the NC Legislature is seriously considering allowing weapons on the floor of the House and Senate?  We are searched when we enter…

Honoring Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Hester

The flag is flying half staff today at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department in honor of Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Charles Hester who passed away three…

Bladenboro Middle School Honor Roll 4th Quarter 2015

5th Grade “A” Honor Roll: Tamia Barber, Cailey Collier, Hannah Davis, Hannah Kriner, Abby McLaughlin, Trent Pittman, Kylee Ward “A/B” Honor Roll: Abrien Batten, Kailey…

Elizabethtown Primary School 4th 9 weeks Honor Rolls

Elizabethtown Primary School 4th 9 weeks Honor Rolls 3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll Lee Barnes, Kaety Priest, Aldo Monroy “A/B” Honor Roll Raffeal Bradley, Linwood Britton,…

Addison Bryan Foundation 3rd Annual Toy Drive

In hopes of raising childhood cancer awareness and helping families cope with childhood cancer, Holly Brisson and First Bank in Elizabethtown are holding a toy…

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Bladen County Commissioners have scheduled another workshop on their  proposed 2015-16 budget.  It will be held at 6 p.m. today in their meeting room in the…

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Saturday was one busy day in Bladen County and BladenOnline provided coverage for most… How about American Pharoah?  The first Triple Crown Winner since 1978…

Success for Spring Celebration in Bladenboro

By: Charlotte Smith Boost the Boro in Bladenboro held it’s Spring Celebration this afternoon from 4 pm until 7 pm. Chicken plates, desserts, music and…

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY – First Friday in June

Each year on the first Friday in June, people happily celebrate National Doughnut or Donut Day.  This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army…

Community pulls together, help if you can

A Bladenboro family received news no parent ever wants to hear. This week Misty and Toby Lennon received the news, their son, Ayven Lennon, has…

Hospice offers free grief program

Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free six-week grief program, Living with grief: Growth and education groups for adults, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, July…

You Decide: Why are we eating out more?

Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension A milestone was set in January of this year. No, it wasn’t in sports, entertainment or politics –…

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The 1st Bladen County Law Enforcement Golf Tournament is scheduled for this morning at Vineyard Golf at White Lake.  It was postponed earlier because of…

Home Control: Add a WiFi Thermostat

By: Gordon Kinlaw (910) 862-6292 Honeywell Programmable Wifi Thermostat I finally got time to install my WiFi thermostat today. It went smoothly and took about…

Deer management forum scheduled June 18 at BCC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled a public form June 18 at Bladen Community College to discuss deer management in the state. The two-hour…

N.C. blueberry crop looks to be record

Dry weather helping yields RALEIGH – Blueberry growers across North Carolina are expecting a record crop as they start harvesting for the season, thanks to…

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June 4th is a special day for me… My late mom’s birthday… If I had listened and obeyed… I would have faced less obstacles over…

Bladen Unemployment For April At 7.2 Percent

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in six counties, and remained unchanged in five…

Side by side

It had been a day worth forgetting, in anyone’s book. It wasn’t just a matter of nothing going right, but a couple of fairly important…

Help for Today; Hope for Tomorrow

Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is opening/operating a wonderful new facility designed to help those who want to help themselves, do just that, through spiritual fellowship, soul…

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Why do we do what we do?  Why do we work hard to provide the news to Bladen County area residents and surrounding areas…at no…

How to Manage & Arrange Apps on Your Home Screen

By: Gordon Kinlaw (910)862-6292 I’ve seen a lot of other people’s iPhone and they almost never have favorite Apps in a convenient location.  Here’s a…

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Technology is testing ever fiber in my body… I should not be allowed to own a computer…smile…just joking but changes are difficult… This is Tuesday,…

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June 1, 2015….wow…The first 5 months of this year have ‘raced’ by… For seniors in our high schools, congratulations… Welcome to the real world… lots…

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For those, who for whatever the reason, missed the 2015 edition of the Bladen County Relay for Life event, it was a very successful event.…

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Hope your plans for today includes sometime at Elizabethtown Middle School football field where the 2015 edition of Relay for Life is being held….Festivities from…

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Check our list of Upcoming Events for activities this weekend… A “biggie” is Relay for Life Saturday (tomorrow) at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field……

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Important meeting at 1 p.m. today… Bladen County Commissioners and members of the Board of Education talk money…all about a budget for the coming fiscal…

Lower Cape Fear Hospice seeks volunteers

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

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When I check the headlines, I am amazed…with the good that is ongoing.  But sometimes, in fact many times, the bad news is overwhelming. Examples…

Growing up in right place secret to longevity

Life expectancy in North Carolina varies dramatically according to new studies related to children. The life expectancy in Bladen County is 75 to 77 years.…

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A Bladen County legend was laid to rest yesterday.  Dr. Robert L. Summerlin, Jr.  was a hero to many.  He practiced medicine for many, many…