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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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We are facing some serious weather possibilities between now and near noon Tuesday….Plan for the worse and hope for the best… The National Weather Service has several…

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  Happy Valentine’s Day….2015. Government is an easy target for all….always something happening and many times we (the public) do not understand, to often we…

You Decide: Are we ready for retirement?

by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m…

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My dreams last night included some time dealing with winning the lottery, celebrating the birthday of both grandchildren and life in general… Dreams….I hope the…

Love is in the Air

By: Hailey Smith Valentine orders have already been delivered by local florist. Couples celebrate the day in different ways. Beautiful flowers, tasty treats, and sparkling…

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I thank Charlotte Smith for all her hard work on BladenOnline…If you only knew…..and the part-timers are doing a great job as well…..covering the news. …

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Have friends, family, co-workers who are forever making negative comments….about any and everything?  They do little, and only see the dark side of everything and everyone….Make…

Candy Kabobs!

Materials:                                                …

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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…

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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…

Taking it a Step Further

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…

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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”…

National Wear Red Day

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,…

National Wear Red Day

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,…

National Wear Red Day

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…