1835 – Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC. 1897 – 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated. 1903 – Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers. 1905 – “Variety” covering all phases of show business, 1st business. 1912 – 1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20 cent parcel post, issued. 1924 – Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor. 1930 – Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E. Sullivan Award. 1937 – Theodore Cold and Ralph …..
The Opioid Epidemic has been on the top of a lot of folks mind. Bladen County has a special task force in place to help put an end to the heartbreaking issues of opioid abuse. A lot of young opioid abusers report their addictions started while they were school age. To help combat the issue with the student population, Bladen County Sheriff’s Detective Allen shared opioid and drug abuse information with the Bladen County School’s superintendent and the district administrators during a leadership meeting this week. The Opioid Task Force collaborates with many community stakeholders. Their next meeting is in January. Share:
Families First in Elizabethtown is a place where domestic violence victims can turn to in a time of need. The local Families First office received a special delivery. Elizabethtown Police Department’s Lieutenant Cheshire, Officer Avant and Lieutenant McMichael delivered bicycles to Families First this week. On the Elizabethtown Police Department’s Facebook page, they say they made the donation, “to help bring a little joy this Christmas.” Share:
The parades are over, shopping is underway, church cantatas are planned (many his weekend) all in preparation for the arrival of Christmas Day. For most, a huge celebration, for others a stressful time. A good time to reach out and help those strugglin’ individuals and those working for organizations that do good work. I attended a meeting recently where David Chesnutt, leader of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads was the speaker, the folks that work with addicted males, those on drugs and alcohol. He spoke about what was going on at the camp, about their needs. Providing meals and $s for other needs, example, utilities, etc. It’s an expensive project, but worth every dime. They are a Christian based organization and not eligible …..
December is a time of joy and celebration. A local Bladen County student out of school for the holidays is helping spread cheer with BladenOnline.com. Paul Alan Smith has jokes and quotes to tell our viewers during the month of December. View this week’s Fun Friday Jokes & Quotes Video now on our YouTube channel. Previous article: https://bladenonline.com/fun-friday-video/ Share:
By Erin Smith If you still have not found that perfect Christmas gift, look no further than the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. Craft vendors will be on hand with a variety of items from which you can choose. Vendors offer items such homemade baskets, handmade jewelry, baked goods and more. For more information about the Cape Fear Farmers Market and how you can rent a space, call 910-862-2066. Share:
The Golden LEAF Scholarship applications are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2018. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients to assist with tuition at participating institutions for the 2018-19 academic year. The awards are valued up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate education) for high school seniors and up to $9,000 for community college transfer students from qualifying counties who attend a participating North Carolina campus. Be on the lookout for an upcoming change in the application process. The Golden LEAF Foundation will soon be moving to an online only application process to increase …..
By Erin Smith The students at the Elizabethtown Middle School wanted to do something special for Christmas to help children have a special day. It was decided to conduct a toy drive for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. The toys were presented to Bladen County Shrine Club President Donald Melvin and Past President Garrett Smith. The local Shriners will deliver the toys to the Shrine’s Children’s Hospital in time for Christmas. “This just means so much,” said Smith. Both Melvin and Smith thanked the students for the donation. Share:
By Erin Smith An information session regarding Chemours and GenX was conducted on Thursday night at the Gray’s Creek High School auditorium in Hope Mills. Several hundred people attended meeting seeking answers regarding contaminated wells and potential health effects. Cries of “shut them down” were heard at various points during the presentations and question and answer session. Officials did state that a third round of well testing will be performed and state officials are performing “spot checks” on wells tested by Chemours after concerns were expressed by members of the public regarding the reliability of testing performed by Chemours. Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Ray Britt, who attended the meeting, said, …..
There is a Folk Art Exhibit and Sale taking place through the end of December at the Bladenboro Art Gallery located in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building. The building is located at 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro. The building is open from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 910-863-1278. Share:
The Online News & Advertising, LLC (dba: BladenOnline.com) staff are excited as we have launched SoutheasternTimes.com. In our efforts to keep you up to date with all of the latest news that matters to you we are expanding our coverage to include Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina. “We are really excited to launch SoutheasternTimes.com. Southeastern Times was a local newspaper years ago and such an important part of Bladen County’s history and the community. We wanted to bring it back, but make it broader,” said General Manager Erin Smith. The former owner of the past newspaper Southeastern Times, Norgie Hester, is a contributor for BladenOnline.com. He said, “I think it …..
Some local children go without a coat during the winter. One local group is working to ensure no child goes without this cold season. Elizabethtown Primary received an unexpected donation. The local school tweeted out, “Big Thank You to The Good News Club for their generous donation of winter coats for our students!” Share:
NFL results: Denver Broncos 25 – Indianapolis Colts 13. Paul R. Brown Academy is sponsoring a fundraiser today in the Fresh Foods (BO’s) parking lot on Popular Street, in Elizabethtown. Barbecue pork, slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert for $7, 11 AM until….Cost is $7 per plate, donations are welcomed. Proceeds will be used to repair the gym (formally Bladen Central) on Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown. See details elsewhere on BladenOnline. And, check our Sports Page. Read about a recent presentation to Lacey Suggs, former East Bladen athlete. A full scholarship at UNCW to play basketball. She was a walk-on (late commitment) and earned it the old timey way….hard work that produced results. Pretty nice Christmas …..
By: Dora Brogdon Saturday, Dec 16 ** Tickets for the Gospel Apollo are on sale. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and will be taking place at the Brunswick Missionary Baptist Association. ** From 9 a.m. until noon will be a no-cost business seminar at the Bladen Community College. The seminar will be about The Business Side of Non-Profits and Faith-based Organizations. ** At 10 a.m. join a park ranger at Jones State Lake Park to learn about the geological mysterious of the Carolina Bays. ** The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will be having a Clothes Closet that will begin at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Food …..
By: Dora Brogdon This week a affectionate 8 month old male by the name of Pepsi was chosen for Pet of the Week. He’s very friendly and loves to love all over those he cares about. This sweet boy deserves a loving family to take him home for Christmas. Bladen County Animal Shelter will be waiving the adoption fees for dogs and cats from December 1st through December 29th. The cost to adopt a dog is $50 and $40 to adopt a cat which includes the animal’s first required shots. The adoption hours are Monday to Friday at 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Donations of dog food, treats, toys, and …..
The members of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club love serving in their communities. The Rotarians wanted to find a way to make Christmas better this year for families being served by Families First, Inc. Rotary Club Service Chairman Michael Leinwand and President Anne Beyer shopped for gifts, including two bicycles, which were presented to Families First’s Marjorie Lewis on Wednesday afternoon at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery. Lewis visited with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday during their annual holiday social. Lewis addressed the Rotarians and shared her own story as a survivor of domestic violence. “My mother and father told me not to marry him (her fiancé),” said Lewis. She …..
By Erin Smith Christmas will be a little brighter this year for some Bladen County families after the Salvation Army made a delivery of toys and bicycles on Thursday morning. Families began gathering before 8 a.m. in the cold to ensure a spot in line to receive their gifts. This year, 96 families received assistance from the Salvation Army. Marjorie Lewis, with Families First, Inc. said, “We’ve been doing this for six or seven years. We opened our building up for their clients to come in and sign up and then we opened our building up today for the delivery.” Lewis said about six or seven years ago the Salvation …..
All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed from Saturday, December 23-Wednesday, December 27, for the Christmas holiday. The branches will reopen on Thursday, December 28. All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Share:
The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will conduct a barbecue plate fundraiser on Friday, December 15th, 2017, at the Fresh Foods parking lot in Elizabethtown. The proceeds will go toward the repair of the heating, lighting and bathrooms in the school’s gymnasium. Plates will cost $7 each and will consist of barbecue, baked beans, roll and a dessert. The Fresh Foods parking lot is located at 302 Poplar Street, Elizabethtown. Share:
Christmas time is here, festivities are underway. Great night at Wesley’s Chapel UMC last evening. A Christmas program that featured youngsters, if they could walk they were eligible, as a cow or some other animal. Fun, delicious meal and a huge crowd. And, Christmas activities continue Sunday evening when the choir presents their cantata, ‘Christmas is Real’. All are invited. Check with all local churches for Christmas programs, time and place. It’s that time of the year! Causes me to think back at Christmas’ long ago when I was a youngster, in a Christmas program at Zion Hill Baptist Church near Bladenboro and later when we had 2 youngsters, on …..
By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce learned about the various services offered by Sandhills Behavioral Services. The business is located at 119 Courthouse Drive, Elizabethtown. Robert Smith, owner of Sandhills Behavioral Services, said his company offers a variety of mental health and substance abuse services. They also provide transportation for their clients to attend meetings and appointments. Smith said he understands the difficulties individuals experience in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. The center provides DWI services in English and Spanish, an intensive outpatient substance abuse program, after school programs, drug testing, a sex offender program, and more. Smith said the center also provides …..
Contributed The Bladen County Shrine Club installed new officers for the upcoming year on Thursday evening. The new officers are President Donald Melvin, Vice-President Jimmy (Odell) Pait, Secretary Donnie Williamson and Treasurer Paul Johnson. The Past President is Garrett Smith. Several guests were also present for the installation service. The Bladen County Shrine Club conducts two fish fries each year in April and October to benefit the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Plans are under way for the 2018 fish fries and the club appreciates your continued support and looks forward to the upcoming year. Share:
Alabama US Senate race results: Doug Jones (D) 673,236 49.92% Roy Moore (R) 652,300 48.38% Write-ins 22,783 No early concession from Moore. US Senate make-up: 51 (R) 49 (D) Political prognosticators have much to talk about, both sides! Bottom line in new congressional tax bill. Big business wins, Christmas shopping is underway, for sure. Christmas programs, Christmas parties and a Santa on every corner. It’s a most wonderful time of the year for most, for too many, not so good. BladenOnline results from last week (Dec 3-9) 170,426 page views is 6th most in a week in BladenOnline history. 47,641 page views on Thursday, Dec. 7 is 6th most for …..
By Joy Warren Dr. Roxie Wells, Associate Chief Medical Officer with Cape Fear Valley Health, updated the White Lake Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday evening regular meeting. Dr. Wells stressed the importance for rural communities to have access to care. The hospital is looking forward to the new clinic scheduled to be constructed in White Lake. “I am committed to this community and to quality healthcare for the community,” stated Dr. Wells. Mayor Goldston Womble thanked her for coming and stated the Town is looking forward to working with the hospital. Womble administered the Oath of Office for re-elected commissioners Tim Blount, Paul Evans and Mike Suggs. Tom …..
By Bethany Stephens The Board of Education met this Monday for their monthly session where they recognized several groups of students for various achievements. HOSA students from both high schools were recognized for placing and representing Bladen County at the District IV competition. The following students were recognized: *Alexis Allen and Peyton Fell for 8th place in Health Career Display Event *Sammi Jiang, Lily Lin, Katie Evans, and Alyssa Futrell for 4th place in The Creative Problem Solving Event *Hannah Wheeless and Tatianna McElveen for 3rd place in the CPR Event *Kim White for 2nd place in the Nutrition Event *Ebony McKoy for 2nd place in the Nursing Assisting Event …..
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Kenneth L. Clark has issued an updated list of road openings and closings in Bladen County. An update of road openings / closings is as follows: UPCOMING OPENINGS: Richardson Street – Elizabethtown Richardson Street will open late this afternoon CLOSINGS: Mote Road Mote Road is closed at a location 3.69 miles from NC 41. The road will be closed through Thursday afternoon at which time it will re-open, then close at another location on Monday. Coley Road Coley Road is closed in order to replace the bridge over Hammonds Creek. The bridge replacement project will take until late November / early December. A signed detour will be …..
Late night NFL action – Miami Dolphins 27 – New England Patriots 20. Newly elected and re-elected town officials across the county are being sworn-in. Congratulations to all. Congratulations to East Bladen football coach Robby Priest who was named Football Coach of the Year. He shares the honor with two others, both with Bladen County ties. Russell Dove of South Columbus (Bladenboro native – former West Bladen football coach) and Whiteville’s Luke Little, (parents are Clarkton area natives). Pretty good company, all young, all smart and all very successful. John Clark covers it all in our Sports section…. Coach Ken Cross, former East and West Bladen basketball coach, retired, sort of and is working …..
By Erin Smith The Bladenboro Town Board heard concerns about McLean Park during their meeting on Monday night. Town Commissioner Sarah Jane Benson asked Town Administrator John O’Daniel for an update regarding McLean Park. “I was wondering what the status is of lightning out at McLean Park. Did we ever find out what we could and could not do or what was available?” asked Benson. O’Daniel said, “I talked with Four County. I’ve given them what we are looking for and they are working on putting together a proposal.” Benson also asked about the status of the replacement of the swings and repairs of the bleachers at Wateree Park. O’Daniel …..
By Erin Smith Tuesday evening marks the beginning of Hanukkah which is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is an eight day Jewish holiday which commemorates the victory of the Israelites over the Greek army and the relighting of the lamp in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. Some of the traditions of Hanukkah include the lighting of the candles of the Menorah over a period of eight days. Families also play dreidel, eat traditional foods, and exchange gifts, according to My Jewish Learning. Some traditional food consumed during Hanukkah include Latkes, Tostones (similar to plantain bananas) and Sufganiya (similar to a jelly doughnut), according to My Jewish Learning. …..
By Erin Smith One Bladen County resident was arrested for two counts of felony drug possession charges on Thursday. Tamra Rae Russ of Tar Heel was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of schedule 1 controlled substance and one felony count of possession of schedule II controlled substance. She is scheduled to appear in Bladen District Court on December 18th. Share:
By Erin Smith The deadline to pay your 2017 property taxes is fast approaching. Your property taxes, both real property and personal property, must be paid by January 5, 2018, to avoid accruing interest. According to Bladen County Tax Administrator Renee Davis, property taxes for 2017 will begin accruing interest on January 6th, 2018. The Bladen County Tax Office has the authority to begin force collections such as wage garnishments on 2017 property taxes on that date, said Davis. Davis said there are several methods you can use to pay your taxes. You can by telephone, pay online at http://bladen.ustaxdata.com/ TaxSearch.cfm, or use the drop box on the outside of the …..
For NFL fans, the past weekend featured some great games, but the best was saved for late last night. Steelers win over Ravens 39-38. ‘Big Ben’ Roethlisberger passed for 228 yards in the 4th quarter, and became the first QB to have three 500 passing yard games in leading his team to a 39-38 victory. A last minute field goal clinched the victory. Tonight, the New England Patriots square off against the Miami Dolphins. If you haven’t visited Lu Mil to see the Christmas Lights, you’ve missed a treat. Can’t explain, except, great sight for a bargain price. Opioid addiction is at or near the top of many folks list of concerns, as …..
1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock. 1620 – Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became as the “First Encounter” 1816 – Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union. 1872 – Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback takes office as the first African American US Governor in Louisiana. 1902 – The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products. 1909 – Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC. 1919 – Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama. 1930 – Bank of the United States closes in New York …..
Contributed To quote the Disney Theme Park ride, “It’s a Small World after all.” BladenOnline.com followed the progress of former East Bladen basketball coach Alvin Thompson, his son Alvin Thompson, Jr. and their Wake County Cowboys football team at the Pop Warner Super Bowl Play-offs in Florida this past week. Coach Thompson texted us to thank us for our posting and to share that there are more ties to Bladen County on the Wake County Cowboys team. One of the players on the team is Buchanan Simmons (No. 16 in the team photo). “Buchanan is a friend of my son and the nephew of Norma Martin of Bladen County,” said …..
Kathy Gooden of Clarkton was voted Miss Pembroke State University. Unemployment in Bladen County was at 14.6%. A plan was being discussed to four lane highway 701 around Elizabethtown. Donna Gooden of Elizabethtown was a district finalist for the Morehead Scholarship. Share:
North Carolina High School football teams decided state-wide championships in all categories yesterday and last night, despite cold weather, including snow and rain at time in many games. Among the last to be decided: Wallace Rose Hill 35 – Reidsville 28 in overtime for 2A title. Dollar General stores all across the state, makes shopping more convenient in urban and rural settings. 2.6 inches of rainfall over the past week at the Hester household, approximately 2 or 3 miles (as the crow flies) southwest of downtown E-town. For years, there has been concern about jobs for local residents, now the concern is a lack of labor, OK, a lack of labor who …..
1672 – New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston. 1690 – Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to issue paper money. 1836 – Emory college (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia. 1884 – “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error) 1906 – US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 1922 – Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards. 1927 – Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN. 1936 – Edward VIII signs …..
By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC We have all received gifts we have wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you are there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. You avoid the embarrassment of giving an awkward gift. Social Security is also there for you and your family — all year long. For this holiday season, give your loved ones some peace of mind by introducing them to Social Security’s many programs. While creating new holiday memories, help your family members …..
Share ways to prepare for the holidays with your family, friends, and community. The Ready Campaign’s Holiday and Travel Safety Social Media Toolkit provides preparedness information and graphics to help this season. The main tips for holiday and travel safety include: Stay off the road during and after a winter storm. Keep candles away from flammable materials or consider using flameless candles instead. Keep an eye on food when cooking. Turn off holiday lights at night. Keep your tree watered, do not let your holiday tree dry out. Shop securely online over the holidays. For more tips, hashtags, promotional content, Twitter, and Facebook messages, visit the Holiday and Travel Safety …..
BladenOnline continues to be a busy place. Thursday, December 7, 2017, we recorded 47,641 page views, 6th most in our nearly 10 year history. A couple of news stories topped the list, the Downing sentence and a Clarkton murder were the main factors. Sad news, but good news. You do the crime, you pull the time. From one extreme to another, there is no greater feeling for a parent or grandparent than to witness a young family member reach another milestone, and this time of year many are graduating and ready to move on, into the real world and make this a better place. That is really good news. Pray …..
The Bladenboro Police Department has completed their annual Christmas for Kids for this year. Officers were able to take children shopping and the Southeastern Cruisers Car Club partnered with the police department to provide the children with bicycles. Each child was able to purchase a winter coat, three to five outfits, shoes, socks, undergarments, hygiene products and toys, said Chief Hunt. “We thank everyone who donated because their donations ensured these kids had a Christmas to remember. We hope they (those who donated) have the satisfaction of knowing they helped these children have a brighter Christmas,” said Chief Hunt. Chief Hunt said that it’s not too late to get your …..
The Elizabethtown Rotary Club learned about local history and grave marking on Wednesday during their luncheon meeting. Layton Dowless addressed the club and talked about his experience in learning about how to locate and mark Revolutionary War period graves. Many of us have a Patriot ancestor but many have not had their graves marked with headstones denoting their service. Dowless said he can assist you with that service. He explained he can help you in locating the grave and ordering and setting a gravestone in place. Over the years, Dowless said he has gotten his grandchildren involved and each grandchild has adopted a cemetery. He said they place flags on …..
Christmas got a little brighter on Tuesday evening as the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club helped to spread holiday joy. The Kiwanians treated some young ladies from the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Homes to a shopping experience at Leinwand’s for new clothes. Then they shared a catered holiday meal with the Kiwanians at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. The youth introduced themselves and spoke about what they wanted to do when they graduate before the feast began. The girls spoke briefly about their career plans and have promising futures. The Kiwanians were also joined by the East Bladen High School Key Club. The Key Club has officially completed their requirements to …..
By Erin Smith The Dollar General on US 701 North near White Lake will be conducting a Holiday of Hope Toy Drive on Saturday, December 16th, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. “The toy drive is a way to give back to the community,” said Store Manager Brandy Brigman. There will be an opportunity to have your child’s picture taken with Santa Claus at no cost and coloring pictures will also be available, said Brigman. Fire trucks will also be on display from White Lake Fire Department, White Lake Water Rescue and Bay Tree Lakes Fire Department. Cupcakes will be available for the children to enjoy. The goal of the …..
By Erin Smith DeMerion Jamar Barnhardt pled guilty to felony possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance in Bladen County Superior Court on Wednesday. Judge Rueben Young sentenced him to 6 to 17 months probation suspended and 24 months of supervised probation. Barnhardt will also receive credit for time served and he must consent to periodic warrantless searches and random drug testing. Judge Young told Barnhardt that in the event he should have a positive drug test, he is ordering he be immediately arrested and placed in jail under a $50,000 secured bond. Bladen County District Attorney Courtney Sanford told the court her office made an offer to Barnhardt on January …..
By Erin Smith One of the defendants charged with breaking and entering and larceny of the Bladen Hardware Store in Elizabethtown was sentenced on Wednesday. Christopher Lamonta McDowell of Brown’s Creek Church Road, Elizabethtown, accepted a plea arrangement which allowed him to plead guilty to one count of breaking and entering and one county of larceny of a firearm. Judge Rueben Young asked McDowell if he was under the influence of any substances to which McDowell answered he had “smoked weed” Tuesday night prior to coming to court. Judge Young then sent McDowell to be drug tested before continuing with the sentencing process. It was announced later in court the drug test was positive for …..
NFL action last night: Atlanta Falcons 20 – New Orleans Saints 17. What do you know about Bitcoins? Watching news out of DC is confusing to say the least. Watch Fox, then CNN, discussing same issues, same people….Sounds like 2 different worlds…..So who do you trust? Me? Neither! ….No Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley or Chet Huntley type folks on either….My thoughts… Filing for political offices from the Courthouse to US Congress is currently scheduled to begin in early February. Local offices & current office holders: County Commissioners: District 1 Arthur Bullock District 2 Charles R. Peterson District 2 Russell Priest Board of Education: County-wide Vinston Rozier Tim Benton Dennis Ray …..
By: Dora Brogdon There is plenty for Bladen County residents to see and do this weekend. On Saturday, Dec 9, the Jones Lake State Park will be having a Discovery Hike. Participants will learn and discover why the environment is so unique and important. Those that are intending to go will need to meet at the Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Bug spray, water, and hiking shoes will be required for the hike and the event is free of charge and will be open to the public. If you have any questions please contact (910) 588-4550. On Sunday, Dec. 10, Bladen native Joe Hamilton will be at Lu Mil Vineyard at 4 p.m. …..
If you are still looking for that perfect Christmas gift, you are in luck. This weekend Bladen County native Joe Hamilton will be sharing stories from his book, “Firepot Stories,” on Sunday, Dec. 10. Hamilton will be at Lu Mil Vineyard at 4 p.m. and plans to discuss his book which features stories which originated in Bladen County. He will also be available to sign copies of his book as well. Hamilton is the founder of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and has compiled a lifetime of outdoor writing in his new book, “Firepot Stories: Collected Writings of a Naturalist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Sportsman and Raconteur,” available from QDMA. …..
By Dora Brogdon This week a kitten named Dusty has been chosen for Pet of the Week. He is a 3 to 4 month old male that loves to play and is very friendly. This kitten needs a new home home for Christmas! The Bladen County Animal Shelter will be waiving the adoption fees for dogs and cats from December 1st through December 29th. The cost to adopt a dog is $50 and $40 to adopt a cat which includes the animal’s first required shots. The adoption hours are Monday to Friday at 12:00 noon until 5 p.m. Donations of dog food, treats, toys, and cat litter are accepted by the shelter. Bladen County Animal Shelter is …..
By Erin Smith A fire on Bellamy Road near Bladenboro resulted in minor damage to the home and no injuries to the residents or firefighters. According to officials on the scene, a wire beside the chimney burned and caused the insulation and ceiling to start burning. Jackie Coleman, with the Bladenboro Fire Department, said the fire was contained to the area around the chimney. The home’s occupants, John Bellamy and Houston Brown, were home at the time of the fire, according to their nephew Corey Davis. Davis said he had delivered a puppy to its new owner and decided to stop and check on his uncle who resides at 162 …..
Three arrests have been announced by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office in a homicide near Clarkton. On December 6th, 2017, at approximately 5:31 p.m. the Bladen County Sheriffs Office received a call of an unknown situation at 84 Ida’s Lane, Clarkton. Upon arrival deputies located Charles Leon Leach, 60 years of age of Clarkton, deceased in the residence. Investigators have determined that the victim in this case was the victim of an apparent robbery, according to Captain Jeff Singletary. An autopsy was conducted this morning by the Medical Examiner in Raleigh and the exact cause of death will be determined; however, blunt force trauma to the head was noted. Three …..
Bladen County Solid Waste has announced their schedules for the Christmas and New Years holidays. *Bladen County Solid Waste Hours of Operation for Monday, December 25th through Wednesday, December 27th – Christmas: All convenience centers will be closed Monday, December 25th in observance of the holiday. Normal operations for shall resume on Tuesday, December 26th. The Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday. Normal operations shall resume on Thursday, December 28th. *Bladen County Solid Waste Hours of Operation for Monday, January 1st – New Years Day: All convenience centers will be operating on their regular schedule, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the holiday. …..
Bladenboro Primary School has announced their Terrific Kids winners and Terrific Kids drawing winner for the month of December. Pictured with Bladenboro Primary School Principal Deborah Guyton is Elijah McCollum, a fourth grader, who was the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Pizza Palace of Bladenboro. First Citizens Bank of Bladenboro donates $25 for the purchase of the Pizza Palace gift certificate to the winner of the drawing at each of the Terrific Kid ceremonies for the school year. Pictured are the recent recipients of the Terrific Kid award at Bladenboro Primary School. Every other month the students who are chosen Terrific Kids are recognized at a ceremony where …..
By Erin Smith Today, marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the Japanese. This vicious attack led to the United States joining in World War II. in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack caught the US Navy by surprise and eight battleships were sunk. Two battleships—the USS Arizona and the USS Oklahoma—did not return to duty. All totaled, 20 American vessels were either damaged or destroyed and 300 aircraft were damaged or destroyed. During the attack, numerous service men and women lost their lives. According to Wikipedia, the number of US citizens who …..
By Cheryl Thurston Happy December everyone. By now your Thanksgiving feast, (and all those left-overs) is just a pleasant memory. We all have a lot to be thankful for, like the fine folks at the Bladen County Health Department who work hard each month to ensure our safety when we eat away from home. As always, BladenOnline.com is serving the Mother county by publishing the results of the sanitation inspections that were performed last month. Check out the list below to see which restaurants and kitchens were inspected in November. Bon Appitité. Share:
The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide. On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, at approximately 5:31 p.m. the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an unknown situation at 84 Ida’s Lane, Clarkton, according to Captain Jeff Singletary. Upon arrival, deputies located Charles Leon Leach, 60 years of age, of Clarkton, deceased in the residence. Investigators determined foul play to be a part of the investigation, according to Captain Singletary. At this time, no other details are being released, but the investigation is ongoing and we will share updates as new information becomes available, said Captain Singletary. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker asks that if you have any …..
Christmas is just 18 days away! Busy, busy time of the year. Shopping to be done, then wrapping. Time to get Christmas cards addressed and in the mail. Church choirs busy practicing their Cantata. Plans for Christmas Day nearing completion. Look around, lot’s of hurt. You can help make this a M-E-R-R-Y Christmas for someone. Seems the end of December Is a popular time for retirements…maybe yours? Preparations for colder weather should be complete. Property taxes will be past due in about a month and a penalty added. Begin to think ahead, gather info related to filing your state and federal taxes. Filing for numerous political offices begins early 2018. Just thinking about …..
By Erin Smith A second person has been sentenced for the shooting death of Darrell Council n 2015. D’Nayza Downing pled guilty to being an accessory after the fact to first degree murder. She was sentenced by Judge Young on Wednesday afternoon to a minimum of 65 months and a maximum of 90 months active with credit received for time served. She has been in jail for about two years. Bladen County Assistant District Attorney Quentin McGee told the court Downing had fulfilled some of the requirements contained in her agreement with the court. McGee said she had already testified in one case and has agreed to testify against the other two …..
By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a promotion ceremony on Wednesday morning at their new facility on Smith Circle. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker took a moment to recognize his staff, Jewel Smith, Sheryl Young and Sonya Heustess. He also recognized the Sheriff Office’s Command staff which consists of Captain Jeff Singletary, Captain Jeff Bridges and Captain Jeff Tyler, and Sgt. Andrew Powell. The Sheriff’s Office recognized Jenny Hair on her retirement from the Bladen County 911 Communications. Hair has worked as a teacher, she has worked with the Lumberton Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. She was given a plaque to commemorate her retirement which was effective …..
By Erin Smith Two members of the Clarkton town board received their oaths of office on Tuesday night. Incumbent Jerome Myers will be joined by newly elected Town Commissioner Stephen Wayne Hester. Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court Niki Dennis administered the oaths of office. Hester was joined by his family. Share:
By Erin Smith The protest to the Dublin Town Commissioners race was denied on Tuesday afternoon after the candidate Richard Sibbett ceded 10 of the 16 ballots he had initially protested based on the residency of the voters. “Mr. Sibbett has filed a petition saying that domicile is the issue and that is the issue before this board,” said Attorney Leslie Johnson, who serves as the attorney for Bladen County. He was joined by Allen Johnson who also represents Bladen County. Johnson explained that 18 people were subpoenaed or sent registered letters instructing them to appear for the protest hearing. Sibbett claimed in his protest that the voters who cast …..
To often we take good health for granted. Continue prayers for Coach Robby Priest and Judge Ola Lewis and others dealing with health issues. Cade Hancock recently participated in American Junior Golf Tournament in Florida and played a round with PGA Pro Ricky Fowler. He raised over $25,000 for the event, the most ever by a participant, with half going to AJGT and the other $12,640 going to Operation Smile, in honor of his sister who was born with a cleft pallet. After a dozen surgeries she is A-OK, a student at ECU. Cade, a 16 year old Harrells student, also won a custom set of Taylor Made golf clubs valued at …..
By Erin Smith Harmony Hall Plantation Village will hold their annual Christmas Open House this weekend. The house will be open for tours on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and experience Harmony Hall Plantation Village in its holiday finest. Hot cider and cocoa will be available and children will have the opportunity to try their hands at making traditional Christmas crafts to take home. Don’t forget to take walk on the newly refurbished River Trail while you’re there. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Share:
Melissa Lockamy of Inman’s IGA shared a photo of the first beer sale made in Dublin. Clint Ward made the purchase on Monday afternoon. “After years of much controversy it has finally happened,” wrote Lockamy in an email. Share:
Monday Night NFL results: Steelers 23 – Bengals 20. Congratulations to our new local leaders. Ray Britt was elected chairman of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners last night and Michael Cogdell, vice-chair. Both on 5-4 margins. Tiger Woods is hopefully on the road to recovery, after numerous back surgeries, had a good showing this past weekend in his first PGA event in a long time. Picked up another $100,000 plus in winnings, but bet he would say the money is nice, but to be physically able to play competitively is worth much more. Christmas time is coming and there are many youngsters who will have little or nothing under their Christmas tree, unless someone …..
By Joy Warren Elizabethtown Town Council met in regular session Monday evening and heard a report from Public Works Director Pat DeVane regarding testing of the Town’s wells. DeVane stated that “the wells were tested for Gen-X and 4 related compounds with no measurable concentration of the compounds.” He will continue to keep up-to-date with the information from the State, but, as of right now, “the Town’s water supply is safe”. After a public hearing, Council approved an ordinance to reduce the speed limit to 20 mph on McLeod Street at the entrance to Bladen Medical. Safety of McLeod Village residents was a concern as residents are walking or riding …..
Bladen County Board of Commissioners under the newly elected Chairman and Vice Chairman carried out the meeting’s agenda. Retirements, advisory board appointments, safety equipment for the Sheirff’s Office were only a few items to cover. First on the list was recognizing Sandra R. Cain and J. L. Lennon for their retirements both effective on December 1st, 2017. Both were presented with a plaque for their service to the county. Sheriff Jim McVicker asked the commissioners to approve funding for 53 helmets with face shields after the incident law enforcement encountered on November 21st, 2017. The total cost for the equipment will be $14,147 according to McVicker. Commissioner Arthur Bullock asked …..
Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial, Inc., announced they have strengthened their partnership with Bladen County earlier this year. The local non-profit’s objective with the county is to create jobs and investment for Bladen County and its’ citizens according to Leon Martin, Chair of Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial, Inc (BBAI). “Since the inception of BBAI, Bladen County has invested approximately $160,000 in the non-profit real estate and revolving loan program for product development,” Martin stated in a letter to the Bladen County Board of Commissioners, adding, “projects BBAI has developed currently generate tax revenue of more than $160,000 per year. In addition, the projects also generate tens of millions of dollars of economic impact …..
By: Charlotte Smith December has brought changes to the Bladen County Board of Commissioners. The board held their elections for Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board on Monday evening, December 4th, 2017. Without any heated debate or discussions the current Chairman, Charles Ray Peterson was nominated and the current Vice Chairman Ray Britt were nominated for the board’s Chairman seat. Ray Britt won Chairman of the board in a five to four vote. Next up was the vote for Vice Chairman. Michael G. Cogdell was nominated as well as Ashley S. Trivette for the Vice Chairman position. Cogdell won the Vice Chairman election in a five to four vote. …..
Bladen County Animal Shelter will be waiving the adoption fees for dogs and cats from December 1st through December 29th. You will still be required to pay the $25-$30 dog and $15 cat vaccinations fees. The staff of Shelter hope that having this adoption special will help a lot of dogs and cats find homes for Christmas. The Shelter will be open on December 22nd for extended hours for adoptions from noon until 6:30 p.m. The Shelter will also offer a one year Rabies clinic during this event on December 22nd. If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 910-862-6918. The shelter will be closed for the Holidays on December 25th …..
By Erin Smith The Bladen County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, conducted a home dedication on Monday afternoon. The McIntyre family received the keys to their new home located at 701 King Street, Elizabethtown. The McIntyre home in Elizabethtown is the result of an effort an effort by the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity to build one new home in both Bladen and Sampson counties with funds from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. Regina McIntyre, along with her husband, Jerry McIntyre, and their twin sons, Sherod and Jerry Jr., were officially presented the keys to her new home by Van Gunter with Fayetteville Area …..
By Erin Smith Eastpointe held a special graduation ceremony on Thursday for its Critical Incident Training class at the White Lake Training Facility. The class consisted of 18 participants and it was the first class to graduate EMS members, firefighters, and 911 telecommunicators along with law enforcement officers in our four county region. The class consisted of participants from Bladen County, Brunswick County, Pender County and Columbus County law enforcement, fire service, EMS and 911 Communications. The graduates were presented with a certificate and a CIT pen denoting they have completed the training. During the graduation ceremony, participants were asked to give their testimony regarding the class and what they …..
By: Charlotte Smith Bladen County Economic Development Director and Board, the county’s Board of Commissioners and Bladen County Manager Greg Martin, have been working towards implementing policies and procedures for clear guidelines when partnering with non-profits and increasing the economic development of Bladen County. Mr. Greg Martin announced the Board of Commissioner’s approved a contract with Ernest C. Pearson an attorney at Nexsen Pruet. Pearson is listed in Best Lawyers® for Economic Development Law according to his company’s website. In 2013, he was one of two NC attorneys to be listed and one of 28 nationally, and one of 33 in 2014. Bladen County Board of Commissioner’s Chairman Charles Ray …..
Jones Lake State Park is offering various programs for the month of January. The schedule is as follows: *January 1, 2018 @ 10 a.m. First Day Discovery Hike Start the year off in the outdoors! Join a park ranger for a four-mile hike around Jones Lake! We will be hiking the Bay Trail which travels through several habitats that are found around Carolina Bays. Discussion on the hike will include the history of Jones Lake State Park and the flora and fauna. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 am for this program. Please bring bug spray, water, and hiking shoes. This event is free of charge and …..
Jones Lake State Park is hosting various programs during the month of December. Program dates and times are as follows: *December 9, 2017 @ 10 a.m. Discovery Hike Join a park ranger for a hike through the bay forest at Jones Lake State Park and “discover” why this environment is unique. Discussion on the hike will include the flora and fauna of the forest, and why Carolina Bays are important. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 am for this program. Please bring bug spray, water, and hiking shoes. This event is free of charge and is open to the general public. Contact the park office at (910) …..
By Erin Smith The Curtis Brown Jr. Field (Elizabethtown Airport) has been undergoing a makeover, which includes the construction of a new terminal building and the repairing and repaving of the parking lot. It was announced on Friday by the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division on Aviation that the town of Elizabethtown has received grant funding in the amount of $35,000 for the parking lot repairs and $126,000 for site work for the terminal building. Town Manager Eddie Madden said, “This (the grants) completes all of the funding needed (for the project).” The town awarded the bid for the construction to Graca Builders of Whiteville in October. “The notice …..
The annual Martin Luther King Parade in Elizabethtown is planned for Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11 a.m. Come with your family and friends and enjoy the floats, classic vehicles, high school queens and kings, bands, dancers, social organizations, motor cycle clubs, VFW Posts, Boy Scouts, American Legion Posts, usual parade participants, etc. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. He is perhaps best known for his “I have a dream…” speech in 1963. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday in 1983. The …..
Late night NFL score: Seahawks 24 – Eagles 10. Janice Johnson, my deceased walking ‘buddy’ must have been happy, observing her funeral service yesterday, her granddaughter played on her musical instrument, loving thoughts of her and Dennis (her deceased husband), lots of laughter, and some tears. Salt of the earth type folks, respected by all. What they told you, you could believe. From time to time, I enjoy reflecting on days-gone-by. As a youngster, enjoyed setting trot-lines in June Singletary millpond, with some of my buddies. Playing baseball on a Sunday afternoon in the cow pasture with only 4 or 5 on each team. Sometimes no one with a glove, using a hand-made ball, made …..
The town of Bladenboro recently held their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The Bladenboro Rotary club took part in the event by serving complimentary hot chocolate to those in attendance. Share:
1682 – First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) 1816 – James Monroe (Va), elected 5th US President, defeating Federalist Rufus King. 1833 – American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia. 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published. 1915 – F. F. Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor. 1915 – Henry Ford’s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’ 1923 – Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of “The Ten Commandments” premieres. 1933 – FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration. 1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration (WPA). …..
The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Bladen County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a home dedication for the McIntyre family at their new home on Monday at noon at 701 West King Street, Elizabethtown. The family has spent many hours working hard on their new home and have completed their “sweat equity” and are ready to move in. Everyone is encouraged to come out to the home dedication and help welcome them home. The partnership is an effort of the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to build one new home in both Bladen and Sampson counties with funds from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. A …..
You better watch out and you better not pout if you visit Lu Mil Vineyard. Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting Lu Mil Vineyard now through December 23rd to learn what children in Bladen County want for Christmas. During the Christmas Light Show event, Santa will be on-hand to hear your child’s wish list. After visiting with Santa, you and your family can stop in the Candy Shop which is stocked with a variety of old fashioned candies which are sure to bring back memories. Share:
Raleigh – A new law goes into effect today that helps increase public safety at prisons in North Carolina. As of Dec. 1, it is illegal to fly unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones, 250 feet above and within 500 feet of correctional facilities. Under the new law, those who use drones to try to sneak cell phones, weapons or other contraband material into a correctional facility can be charged with a felony. People who simply fly drones near prisons can be charged with misdemeanors. “Unfortunately, there are those who want to use this technology for nefarious purposes rather than its intended use,” said Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks. …..
Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc., a Detroit, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 813 pounds of chicken patty shish kabob products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain milk, wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The chicken patty shish kabob items were produced on various dates between Feb. 7, 2017 and Nov. 27, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 9-oz. vacuum-packed tray packages containing four pieces of “RAFEDAIN FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTY SHISH KABOB.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 44196” inside the USDA mark …..
Rain couldn’t stop the enthusiasm as folks lined the streets in Bladenboro for the 44th annual Bladenboro Christmas Parade on Saturday morning. Brightly decorated floats, beauty queens, classic cars and majorettes made their way through town heralding the official beginning to the Christmas season. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in style in a sleigh to the delight of the children. The Bladenboro Fire Department conducted a barbecue plate fundraiser which was deemed a success. View the parade below. Share:
The towns of Bladenboro and Elizabethtown were awarded the Governor’s Community of Excellence Awards. Scott Burney of White Oak received his Boy Scout Eagle Award. The East Bladen football team had a season record of 7-3 while Clarkton High won nine and lost one for the season. The Bladen Journal Football Player of the Week was Ellis Williams of Clarkton High. Share:
1775 – First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred. 1828 – Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President. 1833 – Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens. 1901 – Milwaukee is dropped from the American League (baseball) & replaced by St. Louis Browns. 1907 – George Cohan’s musical “Talk of the Town” premieres in NYC. 1922 – First successful Technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC. 1931 – Alka Seltzer goes on sale. 1938 – AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric. 1946 – 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB) 1950 – Paul Harvey begins his …..
Chandolyn Layne Todd has been named as Antioch Christian Academy’s 2017-2018 Homecoming Queen. She will be a graduate this year and is a member of the Beta Club and plays basketball, volleyball, track and softball. She maintains a high grade point average and serves as a Life Guard at Woodmen Pool of Bladenboro. She is also a Boost The ‘Boro Member Share:
1777 – British General Howe plots attack on Washington’s army for December 4. 1816 – First savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society) 1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America. 1867 – In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States. 1901 – King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades. 1916 – Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract. 1927 – 1st Model A Ford sold, for $385. 1939 – NY’s La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 …..
The Foxglove Garden Club has provided a beautiful Christmas tree for all to enjoy at Cape Fear Farmers Market. Helps to brighten the day for many and get us all in the Christmas Spirit. Yesterday was a busy day for this senior citizen, with emotions all over the board. Began with an inspirational meeting at Tar Heel Baptist Church. David Chesnutt of Carolina Crossroads was the speaker. He and his staff are doing amazing work with male alcoholics and drug abusers seeking help. Check their website. They operate on faith and small bucks, but help many. He stressed the need for a similar ‘help center” for females. Their address is Southeastern …..
The Lu Mil Christmas Light Show is under way in Dublin. The show is continuing each weekend and can also be viewed nightly beginning Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. from 6 until 10 p.m. Cost is $6 per person. Santa is also on-hand for your child to deliver his or her wish list and don’t forget to stop at the Candy Shop and select your favorite treat. You can warm up after your light tour with a cup of hot chocolate for $1. Folks can also rent the double-decker bus at a cost of $6 per person and you must have a minimum of 20 people. Vans and buses are also welcome …..
Johnny Anderson photos There was singing, caroling, cookies and hot chocolate at the Bladenboro Farmers Market on Friday night. And, of course, Santa Claus was there. It was all to set the stage for the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree about a half-block away. Mayor Rufus Duckworth led the lighting of the tree, which is located at the intersection of N.C. 211 and N.C. 410. The Bladenboro Christmas Parade is scheduled Saturday through downtown. It begins at 10:30 a.m. Share:
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Foxglove Garden Club in Elizabethtown recently decorated a Christmas tree with all natural items at the Cape Fear Farmers Market. The Elizabethtown Optimist Club donated the Christmas tree to the Cape Fear Farmers Market. “This is just one of the community projects we do,” said Niki Dennis, a Foxglove Garden Club member. Share:
By Erin Smith A crash at the intersection of NC 211 Bypass and NC 242 near Bladenboro sent several people to the hospital with minor injuries on Friday afternoon. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Sellers, a Chrysler car driven by Tammy Justice of Elizabethtown was traveling on NC 242 and pulled into the path of a white Dodge Pickup truck driven by Thomas Judson of Bladenboro. Judson was traveling westbound on NC 211 Bypass. Following the collision in the intersection, the vehicles struck a Chevrolet van driven by Lennell Howell of Bladenboro that was sitting a the stop sign at NC 242 southbound. Sarah Adkins, 18, of Elizabethtown …..
While people are searching for bargains and trying to find the perfect gift, Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said don’t let your guard down at malls and stores. “The holiday season is upon us and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” said Sheriff McVicker. He added shoppers should not be neglecting their safety. According to Sheriff McVicker, “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders. The Sheriff reminds all …..
On November 30, 2017, Bladen County EMS Director David Howell received 35 boxes of Narcan from the Eastpointe Managed Care Organization. Howell will maintain data on each overdose reversal that is done in Bladen County by EMS. Narcan is used to reverse and block the effects of opioid overdoses. Share:
Kenneth L. Clark of the North Carolina Department of Transportation has provided an updated list of Bladen County Road Closures. They are as follows: OPENINGS: Richardson Street – Elizabethtown Richardson Street is open but will re-close again Monday (see below) Mote Road Mote Road is open. We will resume additional work on Mote Road the week of December 11th. CLOSINGS: Coley Road Coley Road is closed in order to replace the bridge over Hammonds Creek. The bridge replacement project will take until late November/early December. A signed detour will be in effect to use Airport Road / White Plains Church Road/ Vause Road/ Rosindale Road. UPCOMING CLOSINGS: Richardson Street Beginning Monday, December 4, …..
Burgaw, N.C.—Members of Four County Electric Membership Corporation will receive a capital credit refund check from their electric cooperative in December. The Cooperative is refunding over $2.6 million to active and past members. The refund represents 100 percent of each member’s share of the margins for 1991 and 1992 and 10% of 2016. Members qualifying for these remaining margins will receive a refund check in early December. Any member whose share of the margins is less than $5.00 will not receive a check at this time, instead the amount will be credited to their December electric bill. “Our members enjoy a significant benefit from the Cooperative way of business,” commented …..