08/18/2019
  • 10:28 pm Clarkton School of Discovery Football Practice Begins August 26
  • 10:14 pm This Day in History for August 18
  • 10:08 pm Changing your direct deposit information with Social Security
  • 9:55 pm Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 9:34 pm Back to School Blast helps students prepare for new year
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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of postponing some tasks because of other priorities. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, forgetting to change your payment method […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

Sylvia Horton was elected president of the Elizabethtown chapter of the American Business Womens Association. Livingston Roberts was announced as the new county executive of the Bladen ASCS office. Unemployment continued to be a problem for Bladen County. The county unemployment rate was 11.79%. Share:

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Civic organizations, businesses, churches and law enforcement came together Saturday to help students prepare for the new school year. The third annual Back to School Blast was held at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. The main attraction was a uniform exchange event. Bladen County schools will open for students on Monday, Aug. 26. […]

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Yesterday, I checked my Bladenboro High School ‘Weaver ’56’, annual yearbook, the year I graduated. Just enjoy ‘flipping thru’ from time to time, reminiscing, wonder if so and so is still alive. … Best I could tell, about 58 or so graduated and about half of them are alive. I also checked the list of […]

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Bladen County

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners are expected to consider approving revision of the county’s adverse weather conditions, annual vacation leave and pay plan overtime policies at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. Human Resources Director Shonteia Keaton will address the board about the proposal, according to the meeting agenda released by the board. The […]

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By Roxana Ross Southeastern Health staff are excited about the opening of a new AirLife North Carolina base at the Lumberton Rescue Squad. The new base means emergency and trauma patients who need to be airlifted will no longer have to wait for a helicopter to fly into Lumberton for transport, because one will be […]

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School is starting and that means more buses will be on the roads and more children will be walking and biking. It’s critical that drivers know the rules of the road to keep everyone safe. On average, there are nearly 3,000 incidents of cars passing stopped school buses every school day in North Carolina. This […]

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent. North Carolina’s July 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.4 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 17,620 over the […]

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The Bladen Community College Retention Task Force is pleased to announce its first annual Welcome Week! This is a full week of events and activities to kick-start a new academic year.  All students are invited and encouraged to participate. Welcome Week events start Monday, August 19th and continue through Friday, August 23.   Each day’s […]

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The Emereau Bladen Board of Director’s will meet on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Emereau: Bladen Charter School, 995 Airport Road, Elizabethtown, NC  28337. If you have questions, please call (910) 247-6595. Share:

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Former principal at West Bladen High School, Todd Finn was named Lewiston’s new superintendent back in February of this year. Mr. Finn left West Bladen back in 2011 and has served as a principal for other schools prior to holding his new role as superintendent. Mr. Finn recently left a message on our Guestbook page, […]

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WoodmenLife representative Jeffrey Rogerson supplied White Oak Family Worship Center with a new United States flag. Share:

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce is helping end the summer season on a good note at White Lake. This past Tuesday the chamber held their monthly meeting at Goldston’s Restaurant and this evening, the chamber will present the last of the Sunset Jams “Alive after Five” concerts. Tuesday, the Chamber presented, […]

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September 17th, 1976, Dawson Singletary in his bulk tobacco barn was featured in The Southeastern Times. Tobacco has been an essential part of the state’s economic and social history for three centuries. The leaf supported thousands of families for many generations and helped create cities, support universities, and build hospitals across the state, according to […]

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By Roxana Ross Myron is not a therapist, but he listens calmly and attentively to patients who are scared or sad, and he often makes patients feel better. He also lets patients pet and cuddle him, as long as they don’t mind a little shedding. A frequent visitor to nursing home residents, Myron, along with […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They will be replacing existing pipes with […]

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The ‘financial walls’ come tumblin’ down yesterday. … Dow Jones average dropped over 800 points! Let’s hope for a better day today and in the future. 401K’s and other type retirement funds are greatly affected. … This too shall pass, hopefully without great longtime harm. I moved to Elizabethtown in the early ’60s from Bladenboro. […]

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The Governor’s Education Cabinet, education leaders and stakeholders gathered Wednesday to launch TeachNC, a partnership between the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, BEST NC and TEACH.org. TeachNC is a statewide teacher recruitment initiative that employs both a broad media campaign and a robust web platform to support teacher candidates in their quest to become a […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Opioid Task Force lead by Bladen County Board of Commissioners, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Bladen County Health Department, and other leaders in the community are making big strides in the fight against opioids in Bladen County. The group met on Tuesday, August 13th, at the Bladen County Health […]

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Dublin, North Carolina is often called the ‘Peanut Capital Of The South’. The popular Houston’s Peanuts, which are shipped worldwide, also calls Dublin home. The Dublin Peanut Festival helps celebrate the town’s unique qualities and agricultural heritage each year. The event planning first started in 1992 when the town needed a way to raise funds […]

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The Bladen Community College Small Business Center offers free seminars, counseling, assistance, resources, and networking opportunities for small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Todd Lyden, director of the center announced upcoming opportunities for entrepreneurs. Legal Liability of Starting a Business (online) August 21th WED 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM  There are a multitude of legal […]

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Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation, according to southern gospel fans. In 1982, he has was entertained with Gold City Quartet, then Free formed his own group. Gospel music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group […]

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By Charlotte Smith August is Overdose Awareness Month. Between the years of 2014 and 2017 there were more than 100 deaths in Bladen County due to some type of drug overdose, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services report. Eastpointe will hold a health, wellness and recovery event, “Honoring the Silence”, […]

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Company will invest $18.4 million in Cary Xerox (NYSE: XRX), a Fortune 500 technology company, will build a new Center of Excellence in Cary, creating 600 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $18.4 million in Wake County. “Xerox, which had many locations to choose from, selected North Carolina because they know we […]

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A man died from an apparent gunshot wound Monday near the Bladen County-Columbus County board in what did not appear to be a random act, Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said. Kris Andrey Bryant, 49, was found dead after Columbus County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at residence in the 200 block of Bowen Blanks Drive in […]

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Brunswick Fire Department assistant chief and treasurer David Heath Porter was arrested Monday on embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said. Porter, 31, of Whiteville, was taken to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center and was released after posting a $235,000 bond, according to a news release […]

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By Joy Warren The Town of White Lake met for its regular Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening. Much of the business was routine until time for the Open Forum Session where citizens can speak for three minutes. Several citizens (full-time and part-time residents) questioned the Commissioners regarding issues with the lake — asking about […]

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Contributed WoodmenLife provides American and State flags to local chapters for presentation to nonprofit civic and youth groups, schools, churches, and community centers. Since 1947, WoodmenLife have donated more than 3 million flags to worthy nonprofit institutions. This week, Trey Duncan, Financial Representative with WoodmenLife presented 36 classroom flags to be displayed in all the […]

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GREENSBORO – The N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo returned to Greensboro this week, bringing larger crowds and more hands-on experiences than before. More than 500 people from around the world attended over three days, sharing their expertise and getting the chance to network with and learn from others in the drone industry. The summit featured […]

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The State Board of Elections on Tuesday unanimously selected Damon Circosta as State Board chair. The 5-0 vote came after State Board Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell swore in Circosta as a member of the State Board. He replaces former Chair Bob Cordle, who recently resigned. “We have a lot of work […]

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Gary L. Britt, formerly of Bladen County, is  Chief of Police at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Chief Britt was formerly with the Elizabethtown Police Department and is a graduate of Mount Olive College and University of Phoenix. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is responsible for protecting the lives and property of their citizens […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North […]

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Had an email recently from John Clark, not BladenOnline’s John Clark, another John Clark, a native of Elizabethtown, now living in the Charlotte area, after a long career at Davidson College. His mom, Mrs. Adele Clark, who is ‘101 and a half’, wife of former NC Court of Appeals Judge Edward B. Clark, who now […]

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As the lazy days of summer are winding to a close, many parents are beginning to think about sending their children back to school. To help parents preparing for their children’s school days local volunteers, businesses and non-profits are working together for the Back to School Blast event. The community helpers are still accepting donations […]

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By Charlotte Smith Smithfield Foods, Dominion Energy (together Align Renewables) , and hog farmers are all working together to create renewable energy with biogas in Southeastern North Carolina. The first of the new biogas gathering systems in NC to be constructed by Align is located just South of Turkey, NC on the Sampson/Duplin county line. It will include up to 19 […]

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Mrs. Valeria Peacock McKoy, Interim Director with the Bladen County Board of Elections released the new agenda for the next Bladen County Board of Elections meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 301 S Cypress St in Elizabethtown. The new board member, […]

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Ever asked if you are a Republican or Democrat? One of my Sunday School classmates shared recently that when he was asked that question, his reply was I am a Methodist. … I hope and pray I live long enough to see our nation more united than is currently the situation. Guess the last time […]

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Bladen County Schools will have Open House on Thursday, August 22. Times vary depending on the school. The first day of school is  Monday, Aug. 26. West Bladen High School will conduct freshmen orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 p.. to 7 p.m. Open House is held so students and parents can meet teachers […]

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Checking schedule for Bladen County public schools, Board of Education meets Monday … open house on August 22 and students begin new school year, Monday, August 26. Lu Mil Vineyard invites you to come pick your own bucket of grapes today, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. That would be after Sunday morning church and […]

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Willie Granger and Carson Brown took home Best of Show trophies Saturday afternoon at the Made In The Shade car show, but it was four Bladen County charities who were the big winners. It’s estimated more than $6,300 was raised for Bladen County Hospice, Bladen We Care, Bladen County Relay for Life and assisted living […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Elizabethtown Rescue Squad reported that in the previous month they made a total of 75 calls, most ever by the squad. Al Bishop of Ammon received his Eagle Scout Award in August of 1984. Mike Simmons was named to the Bladen County Morehead Scholar Committee. Houston Brisson and son Nile Brisson shot a score […]

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Ever get something on your mind … worry for a while, then when everything is exposed, all is well? … Feels good. Ever considered seeking public office? I did, years ago. Served as county commissioner from ’74 to ’82. Decided to ‘not seek’ reelection. Great experience … no desire for another day. I never dreamed […]

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Southeastern Carolina Crossroads has been assisting men with addiction rehabilitation needs since 2015. There have been many positive outcomes for the men who have received services offered at the Christian non-profit organization according to Rev. David Foster with the Bladen Baptist Association. The rehab facility provides, “Help and Hope Over Addiction for Men.” The treatment […]

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By Charlotte Smith The old saying, “They don’t make them like they use to,” may be showcased this weekend. The annual Made in the Shade Open Car and Truck Show takes place Saturday on the lawn in front of San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Registration is from 8 a.m. until noon and judging will begin […]

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Mary Caitlin Campbell has won a State Championship title for weight lifting and now she is helping the community she lives in. Campbell and her co-worker Cameron Hatcher from Healthworks in Elizabethtown both addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday at San Jose restaurant. Hatcher went over some of the benefits the local gym offers […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They will be replacing existing pipes with […]

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Bladenboro Town Hall

The Bladenboro Board of Town Commissioners have a regular session meeting scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019 at  7:00 p.m. according to Melanie Hester, Town Clerk/Finance Officer. There will be public hearings for the proposed Amendment to Chapter 152-Non-Residential Building Maintenance Code of Bladenboro’s Code of Ordinances, the proposed Amendment to Chapter 73-Golf Carts of […]

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Special election for US House of Representatives, District 9 will be held September 10, 2019. Check Bladen County Board of Elections for more info. Candidates are, in alphabetical order: Dan McCready – Democrat Jeff Scott – Libertarian Allen Smith – Green Dan Bishop – Republican Just vote and be ready to accept the results, whatever. […]

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Former Bladen County Hospital President Dr. Roxie Wells has been elected to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, it was announced Thursday. The term is for three years beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Dr. Wells is president of Cape Fear Valley Hoke Healthcare, where she manages Hoke Hospital and its associated outpatient clinics. She also […]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns said Thursday that conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway. Flooding is always […]

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RALEIGH – A St. Pauls man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced. Stanley Jamar […]

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Hurricane season is here, and Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville has a jump on preparations because of a new emergency water pump system. Costing nearly $380,000, the system went online in late July. It is located on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus and includes two new water wells and three massive storage tanks. […]

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State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced Thursday that the state’s health insurance plan will include major hospitals in the state as in-network providers next year as part of the Blue Options Network and the new State Health Plan Network. The State Health Plan covers more than 727,000 teachers and state employees. Blue Cross Blue Shield of […]

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Been on the road for a few days and soooo happy to be home again. Mentally and physically tired. … Do not remember going to bed last night …. ever have such an experience … slept well … but, woke up tired … more mental than physical. Actually attended a telephone conference sponsored by NTCA, […]

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Graham Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Holiness Church in Clarkton has planned a four-night Revival beginning Tuesday, August 20 and lasting through Friday, Aug. 23. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Speakers will include Dr. Joyce Gause, Evangelistic Vermethia Lance, Evangelistic Blanche McFarland and Pastor Merkethia Clarida. Graham Tabernacle FBH Church is located at 281 […]

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Having fun in the sun and dancing the night away is one memorable way to spend your summers. The Town of Elizabethtown hosts Summer Sounds Concerts sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and its members. The concerts in the series are held on Thursday evenings at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. The […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Town of Elizabethtown Council members discussed plans for repairs to the Town Cemetery on Queen Street in Elizabethtown.  Scott Sigmon, an engineer with W. K. Dickson and Associates, gave a presentation to the council regarding the geologic damage to the City Cemetery back in January this year. Elizabethtown received roughly 15 […]

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Temps in the 90s for a few days … chance of thunderstorms and some rain today. On the road again … headed home. Church Billboards Too cold to change sign … Message inside. Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted. Having troubles sleeping? Try one of our sermons. Spring is here – I’m […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Town of Elizabethtown Town Council joined the new Carolina Vision Center for their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 5th at 5:30 pm. The new facility is located at 432 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown. The company, which has several locations across […]

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The Town of Elizabethtown had much to celebrate on Monday, August 5. Elizabethtown Fire Chief Nick West announced an improved fire suppression rating through the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS) at the Town of Elizabethtown Town Council meeting. The fire district recently completed an extensive inspection by the Office of State Fire Marshal and […]

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The ‘thud’ you may have heard yesterday was the stock market crashing, could go lower today … for whatever the reason. Checking in on the progress of MacKenzie Gore, former Whiteville lefty who signed for a ‘pot full’ of money to pitch for the San Diego Padres. He has had a sensational year, only one […]

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Ms. Dianne Hatcher was recognized for over 22 years of dedicated service as a Detention Officer of Bladen County on Monday evening at the Bladen County Board of Commissioners meeting. Ms. Hatcher was presented with a plaque and well wishes from the commissioners and the Sheriff’s Office. Ray Jones was also recognized during the meeting […]

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Charlotte Smith

Last week there was a long awaited trial held in Bladen County Superior Court. The State of North Carolina versus MacKenzie Brisson was a unique case according to Judge Michael A. Stone who presided over the case. Brisson was accused of becoming violent with his grandfather, shooting his mother’s house causing tens of thousands of […]

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Friendly, helpful faculty and staff will be on hand at Bladen Community College for FALL 2019 FINAL REGISTRATION DAYS – Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8. Share:

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Elizabethtown’s Minor League All Stars lost 7-3 Sunday, but like the Bladen County All Stars a week ago, you represented us well. We are proud of both teams. How many youngsters played Dixie Youth baseball this year, and when it was time for the best to play the best, we had two teams in the […]

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Alabama 2, North Carolina 0 in the AAA Dixie Youth Minors World Series game played in Rustin, Louisiana last night. Today, North Carolina (Elizabethtown) vs Louisiana, game time, 4:30 p.m. Last night’s game was all about great pitching stopping good hitters. Line score … Alabama 2 runs on 5 hits. For North Carolina, 0 runs […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The town commissioners of White Lake announced that the White Lake ABC store would be closing. The Clarkton Tobacco Market opened with great fanfare. The New Clarkton Warehouse, on the first day of sales, sold 101,765 pounds of tobacco at an average price of $1.54 per pound. The Jimmy Green Warehouse sold 200,000 pounds of […]

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Elizabethtown’s Dixie Youth team arrived safe and sound in Rustin, Louisiana and are preparing for game 1 against Alabama (Montgomery) tonight, 9 p.m., Bladen County time. The game is expected to be televised on HiCast Sports Mobile App in conjunction with JockJive Sports. Game may be free … not sure. HiCast is advertising a 7-day […]

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Jefferson Weaver

By Jefferson Weaver I hate August. Not my dear friend and brother in Christ who sadly shares the same name, but the month, four and a fraction weeks of humid, unproductive, foul-smelling misery that simply doesn’t want to end, because it enjoys inflicting pain and suffering. The month of August is a spavined, worm-ridden, mangy, […]

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Seven people, including Leslie McCrae Dowless, who were indicted Tuesday on alleged absentee ballot irregularities turned themselves in Wednesday at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The first court appearance for all of the suspects is Monday in Wake County, the law enforcement agency […]

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Bladen County

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet Monday in the lower level of the Bladen County Courthouse. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include: Approval of the CodeRed Services agreement and addendum for $11,300 for a two-year period beginning Sept. 9. CodeRed is a fully integrated system that enables […]

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By Charlotte Smith A man involved in a 6-hour standoff with law enforcement in Dublin on November 21, 2017 charged with three felony counts of assault with a firearm on a government official stood trial this week. Judge Michael A. Stone presided over the case. The unique case has no historical example with similar happenings […]

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DUBLIN – Bladen Community College graduated its largest class of Practical Nursing students in a pinning ceremony on July 25. BCC Board of Trustees chair Dennis Troy and college executive vice president Jeff Kornegay provided greetings to the 28 graduates and others in attendance. Michelle Thompson, a past graduate of the program and now registered […]

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Emereau Charter School welcomed more than 500 students Thursday on the first day of the new academic year. The 2019-2020 school year has students in grades kindergarten through eighth with a grade level added each year. The school reported that staff and students were very excited to get the school year started. Share:

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Fayetteville Social Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement, and more. There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you are getting the right information. […]

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Elizabethtown All-Stars left yesterday for Louisiana. The Dixie Youth Class AAA (Minors) team will represent North Carolina in the World Series. Their first game is set for Saturday, 9 p.m. ET. Their opponent … Alabama. We wish them well, in their travel and on the field. The big ‘thud’ yesterday was the drop of several […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump signed Senator Thom Tillis’ LEGION Act into law, bipartisan legislation that will extend eligibility for American Legion membership to honorably discharged veterans who served since World War II. Senator Tillis introduced the legislation with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). “I was proud to work with Senator Sinema to build the support needed to unanimously pass […]

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RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 97 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in three. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at […]

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Another Dixie Youth team, coaches, moms and dads and other supporters, are either on the way or already in Louisiana for the AAA (Minors) World Series. Play begins this weekend. High school fall sports practice underway, or will be shortly … football, tennis, soccer … maybe more. Did you watch the Democratic presidential candidates debate […]

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By Ray Jones Bladen Online’s Pet of the Week is Akira, a 1- to 2-year-old female Domestic Short Hair. She is very friendly, but can be shy at times. She needs a family that will give her the extra tender loving care that she deserves, says Shelter Manager Karen Suggs. Akira has been looking for […]

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Did you ever go cruisin’? Back when drive-in restaurants were favorite hangouts for young folks? Kept cruising’, from one to another, afraid you would miss something… Comedians and politicians seem to be getting top billing on the Internet. Difficult to tell them apart. Oh, and one more … commercials for attorneys, suing any number of […]

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Update: This story initially listed charges against Tonya Britt Long in connection with this case, but Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Long’s name was submitted to the grand jury by mistake, and the charges against her have been dismissed. The grand jury will review allegations against Tonya D. Long in the future, Freeman […]

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Michael Devonte Hill of Robeson County was sentenced 25 years in prison Tuesday in federal court in Raleigh for robbing three Fayetteville-area convenience stores two years ago. Hill, 26, pled guilty in April to three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and one […]

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East Bladen High School

The East Bladen Booster Club has announced their banner packages for the 2019-2020 athletic year. For each sponsorship, the Booster Club provides the following packages: Gold Member:            $500.00           4 season passes/ 3 parking passes/ banner Silver Member:           $300.00           2 season passes/ 2 parking passes/ banner Bronze Member:         $175.00           1 season […]

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Democrats gave away their votes to the Governor so his veto couldn’t be overridden Funding for Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties now uncertain, as Cooper refuses to negotiate budget separately from Medicaid ultimatum Raleigh, N.C. – The legislature passed a bipartisan budget that included more than $98 million for high priority projects in Bladen, […]

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Bladen County Dixie Youth Pre-Majors team lost twice yesterday in Louisiana and will be heading home. After two wins, the team lost to South Carolina and a close game to Alabama. Congratulations to all concerned, players and coaches Les Hill and Kendall Kelly, all involved with the team. They end their play 2-2 in the […]

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Louisville, KY– Vincent Morris, of White Oak, NC, has placed 9th in the SkillsUSA national championship competition in Welding Sculpture. The SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, KY, took place this summer, as part of the 55th SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more […]

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Road Closing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Bladen County’s upcoming road closings according to Faye M. Boyne, Administrative Specialist I, Division of Highways with NCDOT. CLOSINGS: NC210 Near US 701 NC210 closed on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  They will be replacing existing pipes with […]

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Three 2019 East Bladen High School graduates have been chosen to receive a Golden LEAF Scholarship valued up to $12,000, it was announced Monday by the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. Ashley Earl of Bladenboro, Sarah Meares of Garland and Michelle Najera of Elizabethtown were among 215 rural students who will receive a $3,000 scholarship […]

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Bladen County’s Pre-Majors All-Star team 13, Laurel, Mississippi 3. Bladen County is one of three unbeaten teams remaining in the Dixie Youth World Series being played in Sterlington, La. Sports Complex. Local team plays two games today, first at 1 p.m., Louisiana time (2 p.m. Bladen County time). If they win, play again at 8 […]

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The Elizabethtown AAA (Minors) Dixie Youth baseball team held a concert featuring the Piink Slips on Saturday night at Leinwand Park to raise funds for its upcoming trip to Ruston, Louisisiana for the World Series. The 1982 Elizabethtown Major League team was recognized for winning the state championship and playing in the Dixie Youth World […]

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North Carolina (Bladen County) 4, Louisiana (Monroe) 2 in the opening round of the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series in Sterlington, La. Bladen County will play Laurel, Mississippi today, 2 p.m. on Field 1. The game will be streamed on Ispn.live. Actually, I had some difficulty streaming yesterday’s game … think it was operator error. … […]

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Betty Wallace Priest of Clarkton passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 27 at the age of 83. She was born to the late William (Willie) & Ethel Tucker Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Layton Priest. Betty is survived by two loving brothers: William (Billy) Wallace & Hazel of Morehead City, […]

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By Joy Warren Apparently, people in Bladen County have a hard time accepting something free … no strings attached … no donation required. The College and Career Group (the J*Walkers) and many other volunteers at Foundation Church in Elizabethtown, spent Saturday morning sharing a blessing with the Bladen County Community. Many people wanted to pay […]

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Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years Ago

The Board of Directors of Bladen County Hospital announced that the hospital suffered a loss of $5,481.07 in the month of June. The Bladen County All-Star Babe Ruth baseball team of youths 14-15 years old won the N.C. Babe Ruth Crown. It was announced that Cogentrix was locating a $30 million facility in Bladen County […]

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By Charlotte Smith A new business, Odds & Ends, located at 501 Martin Luther King Junior Drive celebrated today with a Grand Opening. The owner, Ms. Mary McMillian opened her doors this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. offering furniture, home décor and more. “I was born and raised in this town and I […]

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This is a huge day for local sports fans… Bladen County Dixie Pre-Majors baseball team will play their first World Series game today. Opponent is Monroe, Louisiana, game time is 11 a.m. The game is being played in Sterlington, Louisiana … and plans are for it to be streamed live on Ispn.live. Not sure about […]

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Residents in Kelly circulated a petition for the repair of the White Oak Dike in April of this year. The dike was heavily damaged by Hurricane Florence when two large breaches and four smaller breaches occurred which led to the flooding of the town of Kelly. The Kelly Dike Committee, the Bladen County Board of […]

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