04/25/2019
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  • 4:02 pm ICYMI: Rural Hospital Leaders Push to Expand Medicaid
  • 3:55 pm The death of a newspaper, 1978
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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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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. However, the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That is why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, which aims to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and […]

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By Rev. Cameron L. McGill As another attempt to make Beer & Fortified Wine more accessible to residents & visitors to White Lake approaches, I would like to offer a word of wisdom & warning – “Alcohol & Water Do Not Mix!” I would urge you to VOTE AGAINST the Beer & Wine Referendum on […]

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I’ll be honest – I didn’t think I’d see it in my lifetime. I’m talking about gas prices being under $2 per gallon. It’s one of the true “good news” items in the economy. Or is it? A funny thing has happened on the way to the gas pump. The more gas prices have dropped, […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, bill language authored by Congressman Rouzer to designate and recognize the city of Wilmington as the first nationally recognized “American World War II City” passed the House of Representatives.  H.R. 1512 establishes a process to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the support of Congressman Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, to curb the easing of economic sanctions that had been imposed on Iran before it signed last year’s nuclear deal.  H.R. 3662 requires that the President certify that Iranian individuals or companies […]

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By: Jefferson Weaver As I write these words, it’s a lovely January afternoon. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, the geese are calling, and the chickens are content. It’s a day that carries the promise of spring. But by midnight, that will change, since we will enter the month of February. I detest […]

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RALEIGH – A new Civitas poll shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead in the Democratic primary race in North Carolina. The poll asked likely Democratic primary election voters who their current choice is among the Democratic presidential hopefuls. 53 percent said Clinton, while 28 percent said they favored Vermont Sen. […]

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The Politicians Day is Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The event is free to the public and nonpartisan. The day is sponsored by businesses, attorneys, and politicians to show their gratitude to the community for their support. The politicians will speak briefly at the dinner in order for the public to get to […]

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Today, Rouzer for Congress announced key findings from its most recent poll conducted among primary voters across the 7th District of North Carolina. With 94% name ID among primary voters across the district, Rouzer holds an impressive 66% favorable/9% unfavorable image rating.  Rouzer’s standing is even more impressive among “strong” Republicans with a 72% favorable/5% […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer released the statement below following the announcement by CSX of its plans to develop a major freight rail infrastructure project in Johnston County.  The proposed intermodal rail terminal, the Carolina Connector, or CCX, will be a state-of-the-art facility that will transfer a broad range of goods – from […]

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Dr. Mike Walden North Carolinians are being asked to consider a big mortgage for the state. Totaling $2 billion, the mortgage would allow the state to build a variety of projects, including university and community college facilities, water and sewer infrastructure and recreational offerings. There are two key questions for voters to ponder: First, is […]

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Today, with the support of Congressman Rouzer, the House passed a joint resolution with the Senate to block the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which expands the types of waters subject to the agencies’ rules and regulations.     Currently, the […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville National Trivia Day reminds us that knowledge about Social Security empowers you and prepares you for retirement. Remember, the more you know about Social Security, the more control you have over your bright future. What is the average number of years someone has paid into […]

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By: Erin Smith The registration deadline for voters is February 19 and this includes voters who are registering for the first time and voters who would like to change their voter registration. Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw said that currently, there are 4,000 voters in Bladen County who are inactive. She explained […]

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At the outset of my first year serving in Congress, I laid out three main priorities to focus on in order to help make America prosperous at home and strong abroad while also addressing the unique needs of the 7th Congressional district. My first priority was to put in place an office that is responsive […]

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Several politcial races are heating up for the March primary including the Democratic primary for the NC House District 22 seat currently occupied by William Brisson. Challenging Brisson in the primary race will be Ben Snyder of Elizabethtown. Snyder, who is a native of West Virginia, moved to Bladen County in 2010 with his wife, […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), the House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.  Originally passed by the House of the Representatives in the fall and modified by the Senate, this reconciliation bill repeals key elements of Obamacare and […]

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William Brisson, who represents the NC House District 22, has been appointed to serve on several committees for the 2015-16 legislative year. Those appointments include Vice-Chairman of Agriculture, Vice-Chairman of Appropriations, Chairman of Appropriations for Health and Human Services, member of Environment, member of Ethics, Vice-Chairman of Health, member of House Select Committee on Step […]

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections today announced that 27 presidential candidates will appear on North Carolina’s presidential primary ballot. The North Carolina presidential primary will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. “We encourage every eligible voter to participate in the election process,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach. “With absentee voting just […]

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Monday night the Bladen County Board of Commissioners welcomed the new Human Resources Director for the county, Shonteia Keaton. County Manager Greg Martin introduced Keaton to the commissioners and the public. Keaton has served in the Bladen County government for four years as a Foster Care Social Worker and CAP (Community Alternatives Program) Supervisor in […]

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By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides Americans with better health security by expanding coverage, lowering healthcare costs, guaranteeing more choice, and enhancing the quality of care for all Americans. Everyone is entitled to affordable healthcare. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” […]

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The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Bladen County Courthouse. On the consent agenda is the approval of board minutes from the December 21, 2015, meeting, county attorney invoices and approval of budget amendments. The board is scheduled to hear from Bladen […]

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Sabrina Murchison has filed seeking election to the Bladen County Board of Education District 1 seat. When asked about her decision to run, Murchison said, “I want to be a voice for the residents of Bladen County that will rally for positive change within our community realizing that the children in our educational system are […]

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The field is now set for the 2016 March Primary Election as a flurry of candidates filed for election. In the Democratic primary for the Bladen County Commissioner Countywide race, Avery Rising Jr. will join Pamela Benton,  and incumbent commissioners James G. “Jimmie” Smith, G. Michael Cogdell. In the Republican primary for Countywide Commissioner Billy […]

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Filing for the 2016 Primary election set for March 2016 has been slow to take off but another candidate has made his intentions to seek public office known. Curtis Timothy “Tim” Benton of Bladenboro has filed for the democratic primary for the NC House District 46 seat.  He will join Lib. candidate Thomas Howell Jr. […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer voted in support of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, commonly referred to as the “omnibus.”  This bill provides funding for appropriated programs established under the FY16 budget – including providing for our national defense, strengthening our visa system to prevent terrorists from using loopholes to enter our […]

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The North Carolina Primary Election is still about 3 months away, on March 15, however some states will hold a vote or caucus earlier.  The Iowa caucus will be held on February 1, 2016 followed just over a week later by the New Hampshire primary election.     The caucuses in Iowa and the early […]

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By: Erin Smith On Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory officially filed to seek re-election to the North Carolina Governor’s Office. He will face a challenge in the Republican primary from Robert Brawley. The winner of the March Republican primary will move on to face Dem. Roy Cooper in November. Filing for the 2016 Primary ends at […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer appeared on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. to discuss the recent attacks in San Bernardino, the ongoing threats to our national security and ways to defeat ISIS. From the interview, “If we’re going to get to the root of the problem and make sure our homeland is safe, we’ve […]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act (H.R. 158) to close security gaps and strengthen the Visa Waiver Program by prohibiting individuals who have been to countries of concern as well as countries designated as State Sponsors […]

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By Erin Smith   The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and named Russell Priest as the new chairman and Arthur Bullock as the vice-chairman. When the floor was opened for nominations, Charles Ray Peterson and Priest, were both nominated for chairman. The vote in support of Priest as chairman was 6-3 […]

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The Elizabethtown Town Council will meet Monday and receive the audit results from 2014-15. The board is also scheduled to recognize outgoing Councilman Darrell Page during the noon work session. The newly elected council members will be given the oath of office and select a mayor pro-temp ore. The board will discuss the following items […]

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Few institutions generate more mystery and controversy than the Federal Reserve – or the “Fed” for short. It has already become a topic in the current presidential campaign. Some see the Fed as absolutely necessary to the function and protection of the financial system. They credit the Fed’s strong actions in 2008 and 2009 as […]

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By: Erin smith The filing period for the 2016 election is off to a slow but steady start as candidates are making their way to the Bladen County Board of Elections Office in Elizabethtown. The filing period ends at noon on Monday, Dec. 21. The primary will be held in March. As of Thursday afternoon, […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed an amendment authored by Congressman David Rouzer to protect consumers and small businesses from the increased costs of a recent rule introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   In early March of 2015, the EPA published a final rule that established costly new standards for the […]

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed the Conference Report for S. 1177 – the Every Student Succeeds Act— which reduces the role of the federal government in K-12 education, restores local control, promotes school choice and empowers teachers and parents.  The Every Student Succeeds […]

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By: Robert G. Hester The Bladen County Board of Elections may be a busy place over the next few weeks.  Filing for political offices begin at noontime Tuesday and will continue until 12 noon, Monday, December 21, 2015. Over 22,000 local voters are currently eligible to vote in the Bladen County primary to be held on […]

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Wilmington attorney Woody White announced Tuesday that he will not seek the congressional seat currently held by Rep. David Rouzer (R).  He had announced earlier that he was considering a re-run for the US House of Representatives. He lost in a three way race in the 2014 Republican primary.  Rouzer received 53 percent of the vote compared to […]

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New Hanover County, N.C. – New Hanover County, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Congressman David Rouzer convened a meeting on Thursday, November 12 on the status of the Wilmington VA Health Care Center as part of their ongoing effort to resolve the water quality issues at the Wilmington VA and obtain their mutual goal of […]

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, in honor of Veterans Day, Congressman Rouzer introduced H.R. 3914 – the Half-Staff for Homeland Heroes Act – to require the American flag to be flown at half-staff when members of our Armed Forces are killed in the line of duty on American soil.   “It is because of our […]

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 RALEIGH — Former N.C. Senator Henson Barnes passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Barnes resided in Raleigh but formerly resided in Goldsboro and White Lake. He was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives representing Goldsboro and Wayne County in 1974. He was then elected to the N.C. Senate in 1976 representing Green and […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Thursday, Nov. 19), with Congressman David Rouzer’s support, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015.  This bill halts the admission of any proposed Syrian or Iraqi refugee to the United States, or any proposed refugee present in Iraq or Syria at […]

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The Bladen County Board of Elections candidate filing for the following offices will open on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at noon and will close on Monday, December 21, 2015, at noon. Contests                                                                                Filing Fees Board of Education Districts 1, 2 and 3                           $57.00 County Commissioner Districts 1, 2 and 3                      $84.00 County-Wide Commissioner                                              […]

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Washington — This week, the ten Republican members of North Carolina’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation released the following statement in response to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Governor Pat McCrory’s request that the Obama Administration cease sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina. The joint statement was issued by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Congressman Walter […]

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By: Erin Smith Incumbent Clarkton Town Commissioner Lawrence McDouglad was declared the winner of the Clarkton Town Commissioner race. A coin toss broke the tie between incumbent Clarkton Town Commissioner Lawrence McDougald and challenger Jimmy Hudson Sr. On Tuesday morning. The coin toss was performed following the vote canvass. Only Hudson was present for the […]

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State Rep. Ken Waddell announced Monday morning that he won’t seek a third term in the House. The Democrat from Chadbourn represents District 46, which includes a part of Bladen County in the Bladenboro area as well as a portion of Robeson County and all of Columbus County. “After much consideration for my family, I […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer released the statement below following the passage of S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 which authorizes the necessary funding for the Department of Defense so our service men and women have the tools and resources they need to defend our nation. The original NDAA […]

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CLARKTON – For two Clarkton Town Board members, the waiting continues. Incumbent Commissioner Lawrence McDougald and Jimmy Hudson Sr. are tied following Tuesday’s election with 25 votes each. “If after the vote canvassing on Tuesday (Nov. 10) it is still tied, it will have to be decided by a ‘lot,’” said Shaw. She added that during […]

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With the race for Clarkton Town Commissioner race still too close to call between Jimmy Hudson Jr. And Lawrence McDougald , the Bladen County Board of Elections spent Wednesday auditing the results. Each candidate received 25 votes for the seat, based on unofficial returns posted Tuesday. Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw said that there […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – A software and programming issue was to blame for the delay in election results being posted on Tuesday night. Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw said on Wednesday that there was a glitch with programming and software at the State Board of Elections office that lead to a delay in results […]

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement on the passing of Howard Coble, who served North Carolina’s 6th District for 30 years: “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of a very cherished friend, public servant and exemplary North Carolinian, Howard Coble. Howard served the great people of North Carolina for more than […]

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined Senator Richard Burr, Congressman Walter Jones (NC-03) and Senator Thom Tillis in writing a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate urging support of Governor Pat McCrory’s request for a Public Assistance disaster declaration in the amount of $31.7 million for […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Folks have been trickling in to cast their ballots in the municipal elections and if you have not done so, there is still time. Polls will be closing at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. “It’s been kind of slow,” said Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw on Tuesday afternoon. She added […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Folks can cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to determine who will represent them on their respective town boards. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Folks can vote at their precincts below: –Bethel will vote at the Dublin Lions club building located at 120 2nd Street, Dublin; –Bladenboro […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer announced two Senior Resource Fairs for seniors in North Carolina’s 7th District – one in Smithfield and one in Southport. These Senior Resource Fairs serve as an opportunity to link constituents with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Brunswick County Health Department, Johnston County Health Department and local senior […]

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Tomorrow is the last day to cast your vote early at the One Stop Voting center at the Bladen County Public Library. According to Cynthia Shaw, Director at the Board of Elections in Bladen County there were 64 voters that cast their vote today at the One-Stop Voting Center located at the Bladen County Public […]

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The Seventh Congressional District Leadership Gala Banquet will be held Friday, November 6th at 6:30 pm. The event will take place at the Mad Boar Restaurant located at 111 River Vine Parkway in Wallace NC. The Keynote speaker will be the Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin. Also speaking will be Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor State […]

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Ever have a day when it seems you had several days all in one? I know, everyone does…..For me, that day was yesterday…..From one extreme to the other…more later…. As much as I pull for our local football teams….Just must concede that Wallace-Rose Hill and Clinton are in a league by themselves this year and […]

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