07/18/2019
  • 12:06 am Bladen Online Pet of the Week: Buttercup
  • 11:48 pm SFSGA Plays July 16 Tournament At Stryker Golf Course On Fort Bragg
  • 11:35 pm Jefferson Weaver: Whatever goes bump in the night
  • 9:50 pm Bladen County Wins Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Championship
  • 9:40 pm This Day in History for July 18
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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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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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