03/22/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:48 pm Baseball West Bladen 5, South Robeson 2
  • 11:45 pm Boys Tennis East Bladen 6, South Columbus 3
  • 11:44 pm Middle School Baseball Clarkton School of Discovery 2, Williams Township 1
  • 11:40 pm Middle School Baseball Bladenboro 6, Tar Heel 1
  • 6:38 pm Full day of problem solving for county officials
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WASHINGTON – In honor of National Police Week, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today recognized local police officers for the important, often sacrificial work they perform on a daily basis to keep our community safe. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the incredibly brave men and women in blue who serve and protect our […]

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RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has released the following statement from Civitas President Francis X. De Luca: “We at Civitas urge our state and educational leaders to reject President Obama’s latest attempt to overstep his lawful role, ‘fundamentally transform’ the nation, and impose a radical agenda on every school in the state and nation. North […]

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Congressman David Rouzer recently introduced H.R. 5015, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, to ensure veterans who suffered service-ending combat-related injuries are not being wrongfully taxed on their severance packages from the Department of Defense (DoD). Under federal law, veterans who suffer combat-related injuries and who are separated from the military are not […]

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RALEIGH – Beginning today, voters in North Carolina will have access to an online voter guide for the June 7 primary. The eleven-page guide prepared by the State Board of Elections is designed to inform voters of key election dates, primary candidates for N.C. Supreme Court, voter ID requirements and exceptions. “We hope voters use […]

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Our community faces a drug epidemic few know about. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 6.5 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. This prescription drug abuse often leads to addiction to harder drugs like heroin. Together, there has been a 200% increase in opioid drug overdose deaths since 2000. Seventy-eight Americans die […]

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Washington, D.C. – This week, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed a total of 18 bills seeking to address and combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. The bills were passed with strong bipartisan support. “Opioid abuse has become a growing problem for Southeastern North Carolina and a significant […]

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WASHINGTON – Today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced the Obama Administration will not withhold funding from North Carolina while HB2-related lawsuits are decided in federal court. Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who earlier this week wrote Education Secretary John King requesting immediate assurances that federal education funding would not be curtailed, had this statement: […]

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WASHINGTON – In a speech broadcast nationally by C-SPAN, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in memory of Pineville Volunteer Firefighter Richard Sheltra. “Firefighter Sheltra died a hero while battling a fire on April 30th, but he was a hero long before he volunteered to step into that burning building. […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver I had to say ‘no’ to a fellow the other day, and I heard my father. The details of the refusal aren’t important; what matters is that we parted on good terms. My friend’s firm has some ties that I find not just questionable, but downright wrong, and it would have been […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this reaction to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s announcement of an Obama Administration lawsuit against North Carolina: “Today, President Obama and Attorney General Lynch proudly announced they will defy the Constitution’s careful separation of powers by creating a new law via press conference rather than legislative process. President Obama […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce “law enforcement action” against North Carolina: “Is Attorney General Lynch preparing a raid by the thought police? How far will President Obama go to bully the State of North Carolina into agreeing with his radical views? “The Constitution proscribes a […]

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By Congressman Robert Pittenger Garland Denny was a patriotic, selfless, and persistent local veteran. Mr. Denny dedicated his retirement years to promoting several outside-the-box, creative ideas to increase funding for veterans services without increasing the tax burden, wisely recognizing that Washington bureaucrats don’t have all the answers. One of his ideas was to create a […]

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Dr. Mike Walden The year was 1978. A young, newly hired economics professor was making one of his first public presentations to a group in Washington, N.C. The professor quickly learned locals referred to their town as “Little Washington,” to distinguish it from the nation’s capital. He was also told Little Washington was founded years […]

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Governor Pat McCrory released his 2017 fiscal year proposed budget April 27, making adjustments to the second half of the 2016-2017 biennium, including a 2.8 percent overall spending increase. Highlights include increasing the Savings Reserve Account, commonly referenced as the “rainy day fund,” by $300 million to a total of $1.4 billion; targeted pay increases […]

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Interesting news over the past few hours.  Disruptions at East Bladen and Dublin School; a bear visits Elizabethtown;  and Willie Corbett, a quadriplegic BCC student was honored by the NC Community College system with the Dallas Herring Achievement Award. This weekend, Relay for Life is set for Saturday at Elizabethtown Middle School, Elizabethtown Police Department will hold their annual […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday morning and got a look at the new voting precinct map for the redrawn Congressional districts that take effect with June 7 primary election. The June 7 primary will feature the Congressional races and a nonpartisan judges race. Board of Elections Director Cynthia […]

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Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00 p.m. 1 st Absentee Meeting Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:00 p.m. 2 nd Absentee Meeting Tuesday May 31, 2016 4:00 p.m. 3 rd Absentee Meeting Tuesday June 6, 2016 4:00 p.m. 4 th Absentee Meeting Tuesday June 7, 2016 8:30 a.m. ELECTION DAY 2:00 p.m. Final Absentee Meeting 6:30 p.m. […]

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Raleigh — A new Civitas poll reveals how voters in NC currently feel about leading presidential and statewide candidates, including strong support for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (HB2). Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “This is our first statewide poll of all likely voters in 2016 […]

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Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. That’s about 1 in every 7 Americans. Unfortunately, our current welfare system traps many of these individuals in an inescapable poverty loop that disincentivizes those in poverty from seeking a better and independent life. The framework of our current welfare system is based on President Lyndon […]

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger and the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to block President Obama’s controversial “fiduciary” rule, which bipartisan experts had warned would lead to higher costs and less access for retirement and financial planning services. “Who thinks bureaucrats at the Department of Labor are a good source for retirement planning advice?” […]

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 WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently became aware that the Commerce Department suspended trade sanctions on ZTE Corporation related to the sale of embargoed equipment to an Iranian government-controlled entity which could be used to oppress human rights.  Today, Congressman Pittenger led a group of 23 Members of Congress demanding answers from the Obama […]

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Wilmington, NC – This week Congressman David Rouzer received the Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union (ACU) for his leadership and conservative voting record for the first session of the 114th Congress.  This is the ACU’s top award for Members of Congress who vote most consistently with the ideals articulated in the […]

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By: Erin Smith A bill has been filed in the North Carolina Senate seeking to reinstate North Carolina’s Sales and Use Tax Holiday. The annual Sales Tax Holiday was repealed by the General Assembly in 2014. The proposed bill seeks to reinstate North Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday for school-related supplies in its entirety. The bill […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger’s Military and Veterans Specialist, Bob Becker, has received the Special Recognition Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart in recognition of his tireless efforts to assist local veterans. “Providing excellent constituent service is a top priority. When I was first elected to serve, I made it a priority […]

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By Erin Smith House Democrats filed a bill on Monday to repeal North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2. The legislation calls for the bill to be repealed in its entirety. Political pundits say there is little support for the repeal among Republican lawmakers. The bill, known as House Bill 946, calls for a complete repeal […]

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By: Charlotte Smith Recently I have found myself thinking about issues I have never really focused on before. Maybe it’s my age, not that I’m old, or maybe it’s my line of work, or maybe a problem presents itself in my line of vision and I can’t stop thinking, maybe I can do something to […]

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Dr. Mike Walden Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four years. The change has created some confusion as well as claims the move is a veiled way of increasing taxes. To fully understand why the change happened and what its implications are, […]

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Today, H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, authored by Congressman David Rouzer passed the House of Representatives where it now heads to the floor of the Senate.  H.R. 1206 incentivizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify and ensure that current employers are paying their taxes. “Today we found who stands […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver The redheaded kid named Robby had an aluminum bat, the first I ever saw. I was the son of a traditionalist, and was proud of my Mickey Mantle Special, so the space-age silver bar held no fascination for me. It really didn’t make a difference for Robby; while he was an excellent […]

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing held a hearing focused on ISIS financing through illegal antiquities sales. “While this Administration’s overall strategy remains questionable, both parties can agree that preventing the flow of dollars to fund ISIS and its caliphate must remain a top priority of our government,” […]

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Dear Mama, First, let me start by saying that you are Amazing! As I reflect on my journey of life, the one thing that is always constant is your unconditional love for me, even at times when I was unlovable…Thank you! You were my first teacher, role model, hero, and nurturer. I can sincerely say […]

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Last week, I helped lead a Congressional delegation to Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, and Argentina to investigate terrorism financing and the growing link between terrorist organizations and Latin American drug lords. Hezbollah is very active in Latin America, and we are concerned other terrorist organizations will follow. Multiple terrorist and criminal organizations already operate within the […]

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A congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Bladen County to vote in the following contests: Partisan Offices US House of Representatives District 9 (Rep) Nonpartisan Offices NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Voters will be asked to present acceptable photo identification when presenting to vote in person, with exceptions for […]

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Washington, D.C. – This week, H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, authored by Congressman David Rouzer passed the House Committee on Ways and Means where it now heads to the floor of the House of Representatives.  H.R. 1206 incentivizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify and ensure that current employers […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver I have never really been a slave to fashion. My taste in clothes is stuck firmly between 1930 and 1960; as far as hairstyle, I guess mine could be described as well-groomed barbarian, except on Saturdays. Most Saturdays, I end up with twin braids reminiscent of a less-well-groomed barbarian. My only requirement […]

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Congressman Robert Pittenger is excited to announce two additional finalists for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. **Anna Lichtenberger, a junior at Charlotte Christian School, was selected as the “Wild Card” finalist by Megan Glasco of the Art Institute of Charlotte for her scratch art entry titled “Big Sur View.” **Kenna-Faith Hovey, a freshman at Statesville […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Cuthbertson High School senior Tony Giaimo has received a prestigious appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Giaimo speaks German, French, and Czech, is captain of his high school robotics team, and is active in the Civil Air Patrol, where he serves […]

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A reminder….The Elizabethtown Rotary Club 8K Trail Run and Walk is set for Saturday, April 16. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and it is being held at Brown’s Creek Nature and Bike Trail, 1910 East Broad Street in E-town. Registration is $25 per person. For more info email elizabethtownrotary@gmail.com or call 910-876-5393. ‘Breaking News’ […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has returned home after helping lead a Congressional delegation to Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, and Argentina to investigate terrorism financing and the growing link between terrorist organizations and Latin American drug lords. “Hezbollah is active in Latin America.  We are concerned other terrorist organizations will follow.  After more than two […]

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By: Erin Smith Todd Johnson, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional district, recently spent some time in Bladen County and discussed issues such as education, environment, and agriculture. He spent time touring Bladen County, talking with the residents and learning what is important to the voters. Johnson said that decisions regarding […]

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By definition, a rare disease affects a small number of people, but the community as a whole is immense. More than one million North Carolinians have a rare disease. Nearly every family and community in the state feels the impact of these illnesses in some way. This week, I spoke before the Health, Education, Labor […]

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Please read the new bill, H.B.2, that was approved on the 23rd of March 2016 in North Carolina. Here in it’s entirety, H.B.2 After you read it, please let us know what you think on our Guestbook page.  We were asked to provide the ordinance the City of Charlotte passed. City of Charlotte Commercial Non-Discrimination Ordinance Frequently […]

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Last month, Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed H.B. 2, a bill to address Charlotte’s misguided bathroom ordinance. Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance would have created a public safety loophole allowing predators to use women’s bathrooms, showers, or locker rooms under false pretenses. Many parents, businesses, and citizens expressed serious concerns and the state […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension One of the first principles I teach my new economics students is the benefits of trade. I use the following example (remember, I’m talking to 18- to 20-year-olds): Two students live across the hall from each other. One student has some minor car trouble and discovers the across-the-hall […]

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FYI, Bladen County facts. Named for Martin Bladen, Lord Commissioner of Trade and Plantation. Third largest county in North Carolina with 879 square miles. Bladen is the “Mother County” of all or a portion of 55 counties in the state. Numerous Highland Scots settled in Bladen in the mid-1730’s. Scottish settlers came in the late […]

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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this reaction to PayPal’s decision to cancel construction of a global operations center in Charlotte: “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death, yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance […]

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CHARLOTTE – 35 high school students from Charlotte, Matthews, Waxhaw, Weddington, Cornelius, Mooresville, and Harrisburg have submitted entries for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.  Now, Congressman Robert Pittenger (N-09) is asking the community to help select five finalists. “If it were up to me, I’d display each of these entries in the U.S. Capitol, because […]

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When I was a kid, there was a series of cartoon shorts called Schoolhouse Rock. They used catchy little songs to help children learn about history, grammar, civics and other forgotten subjects. The cartoons came on between commercials, and included such fun little lessons as Conjunction Junction,  Lolly Lolly Lolly Get your Adverbs Here, and […]

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is traveling to Latin America this week for a series of meetings with foreign leaders to discuss efforts to combat terrorism financing. “The nexus between radical Islamist terrorists, Latin American drug lords, and Iran is a growing threat to America’s national security,” said Congressman Pittenger. “We know that terrorist […]

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April Fool’s Day….FYI. Ever talk to the steering wheel while driving.  I highly recommend it.  Doesn’t talk back, no apologies needed and after you have had an opportunity to have your say…no one else needs to hear it. With that in mind, I thought about a huge hit for country singer Faron Young, many, many […]

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With the level of political discourse in this country dropping to a new low each day, I want to take a moment and highlight some of the selfless young men and women who have committed themselves to military service and earned a United States Service Academy appointment this year. These students exemplify the best of […]

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By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is set to begin a new chapter with the hiring of retired NC Highway Patrol First Sergeant Tony Parrish to serve as Chief of Police. Parrish said he has several goals and objectives he would like to see achieved at the department. One of those goals for the […]

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Congressman David Rouzer will be hosting a youth leadership conference for high school juniors in the 7th Congressional District on April 5, 2016.  The first annual 7th Congressional District Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Conference provides two juniors from each high school an opportunity to meet with entrepreneurial leaders, discuss ways to achieve entrepreneurial success and […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension North Carolinians having repairs made to their vehicles are now in for a little bit of a shock. With a few exceptions, they will now have to pay state sales tax on the labor cost of those repairs. So, too, will folks paying for repairs to their computers […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party held their yearly convention on Monday, March 21st at the Bladen County Court House. On top of the business the party covered, Republican candidates and elected officials each spoke about progress being made and changes they would like to see in the future. Share:

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Congressman Robert Pittenger recently released an impressive list of endorsements. He added key votes of support from NC House of Representatives Majority Leader Mike Hager (NC-112), Scotland Co. Sheriff Ralph Kersey, Union County Commissioner Richard Helms, Union County Commissioner Lance Simpson, Matthews Town Commissioner Jeff Miller, and Matthews Town Commissioner John Ross. He was also […]

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Filing has gotten under way for the June 7 Congressional primary. The filing period ends at noon on Friday, March 25. The primary was moved from its original March 15 date after a federal judge declared two Congressional districts unconstitutional. The federal judge was expected to issue a final ruling on the newly proposed Congressional […]

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Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) will be in Raleigh on Friday, March 18, to file for re-election after continuing a two day tour of the newly proposed District. On Thursday, March 17th the Congressman will visit future constituents and 2nd amendment supporters at a Friend’s of the NRA rally in Fayetteville.  “Our President’s policies, especially his […]

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By: Erin Smith The filing period for the US House of Representatives has begun. The filing period began at noon on Wednesday and will remain open until noon on Friday, March 25. The congressional primary was moved from March 15 to June 7 following a federal judge’s ruling declaring two districts as unconstitutional. The new […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver My wife was escorting the dogs on their bedtime constitutional, and I was getting ready for bed, when the gates of bedlam were opened. The donkey brayed, the porch rooster crowed, the dogs barked, and Miss Rhonda hollered. “There’s something going on in the pasture,” she said. “Melanie’s pitching a fit!” It […]

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It is once again time for the Bladen County GOP Convention.  This year we will be electing Delegates to the District and State Republican Conventions.  Invited speakers include Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker,  District Attorney Jon David, and North Carolina Republican State Vice Chair Michelle Nix. Additionally, numerous candidates for office will be invited to […]

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Washington, D.C. – This week, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution to condemn the mass atrocities of ISIS against Christians, Yezidis and other minority groups displacing more than half a million and ruthlessly murdering thousands of men, women and children who will not align themselves with […]

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By Donald R. van der Vaart Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Governor Pat McCrory has become a national leader in fighting the Obama administration’s attempts to impose costly federal mandates that would hurt North Carolina’s economy and eliminate jobs. Thanks to the governor’s leadership, North Carolina successfully stopped federal takeover of states’ electricity […]

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Poyner Spruill, a leading North Carolina law firm, has joined The Southeastern Partnership as the organization’s latest investor. With offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Southern Pines, the firm has 101 attorneys representing 36 practice areas. It traces its roots to the 1883 founding of Spruill & Spruill in Henderson. Former U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, […]

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It’s Election Day in Bladen County and across the state. The dates were moved from the first Tuesday in May to March 15 so North Carolina could be more involved in the race for President. Polls are open at 17 precincts around the county until 7:30 p.m. today. BladenOnline will link to the NC Board […]

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One day left in this Primary Election and some have been stooping to breaking the law to sway voters to their side. It has left many to wonder, if fairness and justice have been left out of this election season. Pastor Cameron McGill from Dublin First Baptist Church and the Lake Church said about 50 […]

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As a candidate, I witnessed the rhetoric and the unethical practices to stand to undermine the integrity of what our electoral system is all about. I would like to shed some light on some of the misbehaviors of some of our elected officials in the hopes that we can foster positive change even in the […]

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Think about advice shared with me many years ago.  Give advice only when requested and then sparingly, and one more, leave while they still want you to stay. Received a call from a strange number this week.  During election time, calls that come from folks interested in telling me about a candidate, I politely bid […]

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Approximately five years ago, I became involved in trying to help my husband Oliver Gause locate veterans he had served with during his twelve-month tour in Vietnam during 1968 – 1969.  I initially began searching only for his platoon buddies.  I searched the internet for names and addresses, made phone call after phone call, and […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension Political pundits following the presidential campaigns of the candidates have agreed on one conclusion – many people appear to be angry. Experts offer this as the reason voters are backing non-traditional candidates – or outsiders. If the analysts are correct, then the follow-up question is, why? Why are […]

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By Jefferson Weaver I stopped, stood still, and listened as the morning awakened everything. There was something mingling with the roosters’ mutual trashtalk, the gossip of the geese, and the grinding shriek of the poor lonesome guinea. The muted whisper of munching horses, the chatter of an aggravated squirrel, and the tentative notes of an […]

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By:  Maj Ed Coet, USA (Ret) My name is Ed Coet. I am a retired US Army Intelligence Officer. In my last job in the army I was the Chief of the Human Intelligence Branch for the US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. In that capacity I was also the Designated Program Manager for a […]

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Congressman David Rouzer is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.  All high school students who are residents of the 7th District of North Carolina are encouraged to participate.  The winning entry will be displayed in the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. “This year’s art competition is an opportunity for students […]

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Early voting continues for the next few days at four locations in the county, Bladenboro, Dublin, East Arcadia and at the Bladen County Library in Elizabethtown.  The primary elections will be held at all 17 precincts in the county on Tuesday, March 15.  Questions should be directed to the Bladen County Board of Elections at […]

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It is my privilege to serve the residents of our county through Bladen Community College where daily, we see success stories for students, their families, and our local economy. The college invests faculty, staff, facilities, resources, and time in the lives of both young and older adults. We are dedicated to providing the upmost academic […]

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Please Help Us KEEP White Lake as the “Nations Safest Beach” I really have been thinking a lot about the upcoming vote about beer and wine at White Lake.  I have lived in Bladen County all  my life.  I  was part of the last class at Elizabethtown High School.  I have worked in Elizabethtown for […]

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The Politicians Appreciation Day drew a big crowd Saturday evening at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. The event was held to show appreciation for our political figures and to let the political leaders show appreciation to their voters according to one of the organizers, Cindy Brisson. In attendance were many politicians, their supporters, and citizens […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party will hold its 2016 Convention on March 21, 2016 in the Superior Courtroom of the Bladen County Courthouse.  Registration will open at 6:00 PM and the Convention will commence at 7:00 PM.  Precinct meetings will be held at 6:30 PM.  All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend. Share:

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As the March 15th primary election day approaches, it is important for voters across Bladen County to understand the breadth and impact of the Connect NC Public Improvement Bond.  This $2 billion bond package will support needed statewide capital improvements in education, parks, public safety, recreation, plant sciences, agriculture, and water and sewer infrastructure. More […]

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The rare Morgan Silver Dollar that made history back in November was up for auction on Saturday night during the Politician’s Appreciation Day at Lu Mil Vineyard. One of the highlights of the evening was when State House Representative William Brisson won the auction of the 1881 New Orleans mint Morgan Silver Dollar that was […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) released the statement below following news of the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan: “I am very saddened by the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan.  Her fierce loyalty and devotion to Ronald Reagan helped make him the great man that he became.  His Presidency made the […]

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This past Thursday, March 3rd kicked of Bladen County Early Voting. A total of 761 Bladen County residents have cast their votes early according to the Bladen County Board of Elections. The folks working the election sites say they hope next week will bring more people out to vote. The total at each site for […]

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Have you ever wanted to thank your representative for their service or an ask them a question? Here’s your chance when the 8th Politician’s Appreciation Day on Saturday at 5 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Cindy Brisson said that they can confirm US Congressman Robert Pittinger, Judge Marion […]

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Woke up thinking about the world we live in and how we complicate matters…. Another casualty in the presidential race, Dr. Carson has apparently decided to halt his campaign after failing to gain traction.  He was an early leader in the polls…probably to much of a gentlemen….Other candidates move on to Michigan for another debate.  […]

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DUBLIN, NC –Lu Vineyard will be the setting for the Politician’s Appreciation Banquet this Saturday, March 5th at 6 pm.  The public is invited and each person will have time to talk one- on-one with candidates running for public office.  Candidates from several counties have been invited and representatives from the Democratic and Republican Gubernatorial […]

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Bladen County Early Voting begins Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 according to Bladen County Board of Elections. Early Voting for Bladen County will be held at four different locations instead of the Bladen County board of elections office. Voters must bring a valid ID to cast their ballots. Below are the locations, dates and times for early voting […]

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The Politician’s Appreciation Banquet is set for Saturday, March 5 at Lu Mil Vineyard. U.S. 9th District Congressman Robert Pittinger (pictured) is expected to attend. Candidates from several counties have been invited and representatives from the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates are expected to be in attendance. All judicial candidates within the district have said […]

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A rare Morgan Silver Dollar will be up for auction on Saturday night during the Politician’s Appreciation Day at Lu Mil Vineyard. The event will take place at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. The event will include a meal and politicians will be speaking briefly during the event. The highlight of the […]

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By: Erin Smith The Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and approved 72 absentee ballots. Originally, 73 ballots were returned since the last meeting but one was incomplete and needed additional information. Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw also updated the board on several matters. The first matter involves House Bill 2. […]

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by Joy Warren The second meeting of the White Lake Referendum Committee Against Beer and Wine met Monday evening to pray and share information with community members and concerned county members.  Tom Martin announced that the group has 2 billboards that will be going up for two weeks.  One has been donated at White Lake […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness, which will culminate when the final four teams in the NCAA fight for the title of national champion. Fans wait in eager anticipation to see whether their favorite team or alma mater will be included in the […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina Cooperative Extension Consider this picture. Your home has no electricity or indoor plumbing. This means no electronics or instant warm baths and showers, and “using the bathroom” means accessing an outdoor “outhouse.” Heat in your home is generated from a wood- or coal-burning stove, but unless you’re close by, most […]

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RALEIGH – Heidi Cruz, the wife of presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, will join hundreds of North Carolina Conservatives at the 2016 Conservative Leadership Conference on March 4-5. Heidi Cruz is not only the wife of a presidential candidate, she is a former business executive and excellent public speaker. She will address the conference on […]

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RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute is pleased to announce that Gov. Pat McCrory will join hundreds of North Carolina conservatives at the 2016 Conservative Leadership Conference on March 4-5. McCrory will address attendees on Friday, March 4 at breakfast. The Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) will bring together hundreds of conservatives to learn from leading authors, […]

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Congressman Robert Pittenger today launched his first television ad across the newly created 9th Congressional District focusing on his leadership on national security. The initial ad buy will focus on Fox News stations with plans to expand to other media outlets once judicial approval is granted to the new districts. “We are excited to reach […]

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I would like to say thanks to everyone in Bladen County for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and prayers during my time my of sickness. It means so much to know you have friends when you are down. God is Good! James G. “Jimmie” Smith Share:

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer released the statement below following the President’s announcement of his plans to close Guantanamo Bay: “President Obama’s announcement today of his plans to close Guantanamo Bay is simply reckless, and it is dead on arrival in Congress.  The transferal of detainees to America is illegal because of language […]

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by Joy Warren A small group of citizens gathered Monday evening at White Lake Baptist Church to discuss the upcoming Referendum on the sale of beer and wine in White Lake.  The referendum is on the ballot for the March 15th Primary Election.  Voters will decide whether to permit the “on-premises” and “off-premises” sale of […]

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By Erin Smith On Thursday, the General Assembly met in a special session to redraw the Congressional voting districts of North Carolina after a federal three-judge panel ruled two districts were unconstitutional. On Feb. 12, a federal court ruled that the First and Twelfth Congressional districts were drawn on the basis of race, rendering them […]

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If you missed the big ACC game last night, Duke notched a 74-73 win over UNC. The game was played at Chapel Hill. Did you see the latest effort of redistricting by the NC Legislature?  About half of Bladen County has been shifted to the 9th Congressional District.  Hope and pray, it is not approved.  […]

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