05/24/2019
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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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David Rouser

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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David Rouser

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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Thoughts While Shaving

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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The numbers are in for today. According to Cynthia Shaw, Director at the Bladen County Board of Elections there was a total of 57 voters that turned out to vote today. Shaw also reported the total number of votes cast thus far in the Early Voting was 144. Remember, the One-Stop voting will be offered […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Today, with Congressman David Rouzer’s support, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 to repeal major provisions of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year while redirecting funds to community health centers. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), this bill […]

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 Today was the first day for Bladen County’s One-Stop Voting at the Bladen County Public Library. When we stopped by around 1:30 this afternoon the judges reported a good turn out so far. BladenOnline.com wanted a better picture of how the One-Stop Voting was going and how local voters felt about the option since three […]

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David Rouser

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer released the statement below following the President’s veto on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA), which provides the Department of Defense with the necessary resources and funding to meet global challenges, combat terrorism and pay our troops, while also ensuring our national defense. “At a time […]

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Medicaid is the public program assisting limited-income households with their health care expenditures. Begun in 1965, the program is jointly funded by the federal and state governments. In North Carolina, the funding split is 65 percent federal money and 35 percent state money. Medicaid takes more than 17 percent of spending in the state’s General […]

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The political races officially start tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd with Early Voting, but not all Bladen County towns are participating. Dublin, East Arcadia and Tar Heel will not be participating in the One-Stop Voting, and Absentee Mail voting since the town officials in Dublin, East Arcadia, and Tar Heel passed resolutions. The reason for the resolutions, most say, is because […]

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One-stop voting begins on October the 22nd and will end on October 31st. However, one stop-voting or mail absentee voting is not offered to residents of Dublin, Tar Heel, or East Arcadia due to a resolution passed by the town boards of each town. The location: The Bladen County Public Library at 111 N Cypress […]

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Bladen County Board Of Elections PO Box 512 – Elizabethtown, NC 28337 – (910)-862-6951 – Fax (910) 862-7820 E-mail: elections@bladenco.org Bobby Ludlum, Chairman Al Daniels, Secretary Brain Hehl, Member Cynthia P. Shaw, Director BOARD MEETING DATES FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION  November 3, 2015 August 18, 2015/Tuesday- 10:00 a.m.   Appointment precinct October 13, 2015/Tuesday- 10:00 a.m. […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) announced the deadline of Saturday, October 31st for eligible applicants in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District to apply for a nomination to a United States Service Academy for the 2016 academic year. “It’s an honor to nominate some of the best and brightest students of Southeastern North […]

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The Board of Elections Chairman, Bobby Ludlum, sent the Bladen County consolidation request to Raleigh yesterday, seeking approval of the plan to combine the Elizabethtown Voting Precincts 1&2 and Bladenboro Voting Precincts 1&2 into  a single location in each town. “The consolidation plan would, if approved, reduce the confusion on Election Day because if there […]

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Democrats from six counties of the 7th Congressional District came together at the district’s Fall Executive Meeting in Dublin, North Carolina. District officers chairman Francisco Rivas-Diaz, 1st Vice Chair Dr. Kyle Horton, 2nd Vice Chair Pat Branch, and 3rd Vice Chair Johnny Anderson welcomed Democrats at the meeting including Representative William Brisson and candidate for […]

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Municipal elections in Bladen County are scheduled Nov. 3, but registered voters in the four municipalities can begin casting ballots Oct. 22 at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown, according to the Board of Elections. However, voters living in Dublin, Tar Heel, and East Arcadia must wait until Election Day to cast their vote due […]

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Elizabethtown Mayor Silvia Campbell and members of the Elizabethtown Town Council are pictured at the North Carolina League of Municipalities Conference in Winston Salem. Pictured left to right: Town Manager Madden, Town Council Member McDowell, Town Council Member Page, Mayor Campbell, and Town Council Member Lloyd. Share on social media using short link: https://bladenonline.com/?p=29456 Share:

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Civitas Poll Highlights State’s Views of Trump, Hillary, Other Candidates RALEIGH – A new Civitas poll reveals how registered NC voters view selected Republican presidential hopefuls when pitted against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a presidential ballot. The same poll asked voters for their unprompted one-word responses when they heard the names “Donald […]

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The North Carolina Legislature is led in the Senate by the President Pro Tem of the Senate while the House of Representatives is led by the Speaker of the House. The recently adjourned legislature proved to be one of the longest in North Carolina’s history. The compensation for the leaders of the Senate and the […]

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Rey Releases Video Ripping Incumbent Richard Burr, Challenges Former State Representative Deborah Ross to Keep Focus on Defeating Burr and America’s Future SPRING LAKE, N.C. – October 08, 2015 ─ Mayor Chris Rey today, welcomed former State Representative Deborah Ross to the U.S. Senate race and challenged her to keep the focus of the campaign on […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) released the below statement following the passage of a temporary spending measure until a final budget agreement is reached: “Though the vast majority of funding for Planned Parenthood is through Medicaid, which is unrelated to direct appropriations by Congress, I voted against the short-term spending bill today […]

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The Bladen County Board of Election’s public hearing Monday night in Elizabethtown at the Bladen County Public Library was held to hear their proposal for combining the two current polling places in Elizabethtown into one, and the current two polling places in Bladenboro into one. According to the Board of Elections the benefits of combining […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Board of Commissioners along with County Manager, Greg Martin had a training session about working together and as individuals, in their official roles at the special meeting on Monday night, with the guidance of Jan Maynor and Jim Perry from the Lumber River Council of Governments. The special meeting […]

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By: Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Library in Elizabethtown was packed full Monday evening with local voters from all across the county voicing their opinions, with a large majority against the Board of Elections’ proposed plan to consolidate four precincts into two. The proposed plan comes from the Board of Elections board members, Bobby Ludlum, Al […]

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer released a statement following the announcement of Speaker John Boehner’s resignation next month: “John Boehner made a selfless and classy act this morning, a reflection of his inner character and care for the U.S. House of Representatives as an institution. Just like every other member of the House, I […]

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The Bladen County Republican Party held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night to discuss their upcoming Fall Fling. Chairman Landon Bordeaux called the meeting to order and welcomed all new comers to the party. Stuart Pait offered the prayer before the meal and Barbara Hines, the new Party Coordinator, reported on the successes of […]

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By: Jen Lutz For those of you who think Bernie Sanders is to old for this race, think again. After delivering a one hour speech to a crowd of 1000 in Columbia, SC, he traveled to Florence where he was met by a crowd of around 600 plus. Bernie was introduced by Media commentator, author […]

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Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on three bills challenging and expressing opposition to the Obama Administration’s agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran: “We all remember September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday — just fourteen short years ago.  The government of Iran, the […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday morning passed a bill that will keep the government running through Sept. 18 as the House and Senate continue to work on a budget that was supposed to be enacted June 30. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. He is expected to sign […]

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The 2015 filing season for the upcoming Municipal elections is over. The last candidate to file was Tar Heel Mayor Roy Dew. Every town has a full slate of candidates except Tar Heel. Two Town Commissioner seats are vacant. Here is the final slate: Bladenboro Town Commissioner 3 seats for 4 year term Everett Butler […]

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In 1996, a Republican led Congress and a Democrat President signed a welfare reform bill that required recipients work. It was a good bill that helped move millions off welfare and into productive jobs. As a Christian, I am a firm believer that we have a moral obligation to help those in need who cannot […]

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