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Ms. Edna Diane Munn

Ms. Edna Diane Munn, age 71, of Riegelwood, NC received her Heavenly wings on December 3, 2017 at Brunswick Cove Assisted Living, Winnabow, NC. A visitation for relatives and friends will be from 6:00pn to 8:00pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. The funeral service will be 2:00pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1437 East Arcadia Road Riegelwood, NC 28456. Interment will follow in the Graham Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery, Riegelwood, NC. Share:

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Gary Douglas Pait

Gary Douglas Pait, age 67, of Little River, SC, formerly of Bladenboro, NC, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home. He is predeceased by his first wife, Nancy G. Pait, and parents James and Christine Pait. He is survived by his wife, DeLane McQuinn of the home; one daughter Juli Pait Feight (Edward) of Live Oak; two sisters, Kay Skinner (Ronnie) and Cheryl Smith (Joe). Four grandchildren Kyle Feight (Brett), Trevor Feight, Noah Feight, Joah Feight. Sister-in-law Renee McGinley (Joe). Gary was loved by all who knew him and he enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed fishing, cooking, eating a good steak, oysters on the half shell, and …..

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Gene Ray Bedsole

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Mr. Gene Ray Bedsole, age 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Ed Boggess will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday 4-8 PM at the funeral home. He was born March 27, 1938, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to the late Sydney Averitt and Ruby Dunham Bedsole. He was retired from AEDC as Personnel Director, and a faithful member of Fairlane Church of Christ. Preceding him in death were brothers, Junious Bedsole, Harvey Bedsole, Raymond Bedsole, Amos Bedsole and sisters, Berline Jones …..

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YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MAKE OUR NATION STRONGER

By Brenda Brown Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Fayetteville, NC At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. However, you can take pride in knowing you are making an important impact each week when you contribute to Social Security. Understanding how important your contribution is takes some of the sting away because your taxes are helping millions of Americans — and protecting you and your family for life — as well as wounded warriors, the chronically ill, and disabled. By law, employers must withhold Social Security taxes from a worker’s paycheck. While usually referred to as “Social Security taxes” on an employee’s pay …..

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Thomas Grimes, an icon to many passes away

To many folks in Bladen County, the name Thomas Grimes is best affiliated with his alter ego of “Santa.” He enjoyed his role as Santa and many children in Bladen County were often the beneficiary of his jolly sense of humor and warm laughter. He played the role of Santa at events throughout the region and in Bladen County for more than 20 years. “I can’t express in words what he meant to us,” said Denise Bridgers of Lu Mil Vineyard. Grimes has played the role of Santa at Lu Mil Vineyard for several years and was beloved by the many folks that visit Lu Mil Vineyard each year at Christmas. Bridgers wrote the following tribute …..

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Sandra Cain

Sandra R. Cain For Better Living: Minimize Stress During the Holidays

Although we look forward to the holidays, many of us wonder how we can fit anything else into our already busy lives. Besides decorating and sending cards, we’re busy baking and preparing special dishes, shopping for just-the-right gifts, attending parties and entertaining. We often find ourselves exhausted, grouchy and sometimes with a few extra pounds because we get stressed at this time of year. Consider these ideas to help you stay on track. Try to keep your everyday routine on track as much as possible and you’ll be less likely to gain weight during the holidays. A study done by the National Institute of Health found that American adults gain …..

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is an effort to help area residents who are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.  Saturday, a BBQ plate fund raiser will be held at the Bladenboro Historical Building from 4 to 7 p.m.  The cost is just $7 per plate, and donations are welcomed.  Homemade cakes, benches and Adirondack chairs will be offered for sale and all proceed benefit Southeastern Carolina Crossroads.  Hope to see you there. Other local activities are listed on our Events page. East Bladen high school football team will travel to Southwest Edgecombe Friday for a 2A state playoff game.  At this time, Bladen Sports Network plans to be there to broadcast the game.  Been an interesting experience. …..

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Chief Hospital Corpsman Wallace L. McQueen, thank you for your sacrafice

Thank you for your service to our country Chief Hospital Corpsman Wallace L. McQueen. McQueen joined the US Navy on July 11, 1957.
 His service consisted of: Recruit training, Great Lakes, Illinois
Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois
Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC
USS Galveston – CLG-3
USS Dewey – DLG-14
Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
Navy MILPHAP Team, Tam Ky, Viet Nam
Instructor, Field Medical Services School, Camp Lejeune, NC
Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force, Camp Lejeune, NC
Provisional MUST Company, 2nd Marine Div., Camp Lejeune, NC
Armed Forces Entrance & Examining Station, Beckley, WV – Medical Div.
Retired from US Navy January 16, 1978
 
Awards Received by McQueen During His Naval Career included:
Navy Marine Corps Achievement
Combat Action
Navy Unit …..

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Thoughts While Shaving

Thought While Shaving

Some leftovers from Tuesday’s election….. The local Board of Elections must certify the election…That occurs Tuesday, November 10. If the contest between Lawrence McDougald and Jimmy Hudson for a seat on Clarkton Town Board is still deadlocked, my guess is the State Board will provide guidance on a way to break the tie…..Both received 25 votes on election day. You have heard about “drawing the short end of the straw” or “flipping a coin.” to decide the winner. Could happen….My guess is, one thing is for sure, there will not be another election. The Tar Heel Town Board will consist of two (2) write-ins. There were several votes cast in …..

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Dear Claire and Tom

By: Jefferson Weaver I must preface this with an apology; at this point, I have no idea if you are both boys, both girls, or one of each. As I write these words, it hasn’t been long that your mom has known she was expecting. We know there are two of you, since the doctor found your mom’s heartbeat as well as yours. We don’t know for sure whether you are a Tom and a Britt, or a Claire and an Ellie. For the moment, I’m trying to cover all the bases. This is an unusual letter, to say the least; a lot of other people will likely read it …..

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Football Friday, West Bladen (3-1) at Union (3-1)

West Bladen’s version of a MASH unit will travel to Union tonight to kick-off their Four County Conference schedule. “We are really beat up,” said Knight Coach Russell Dove. “We’ve had more people go down with injuries in the last 3 weeks than in my first 3 years here.” The Knights are expected to have senior De’quan Lennon back, although at a somewhat limited capacity.  “De’quan is going to play on defense with a soft cast,” said Coach Dove. “I don’t know how much he will be able to play on offense.” Coach Dove went on to point out that the Knights will still be without senior fullback Malique McDowell …..

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National School Board Appreciation Month -Valerie Newton

Elizabethtown, NC – Have you thanked a school board member lately? School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them during National School Board Appreciation Month in January. School board members are citizens whose decisions affect our children – what they learn, who will teach them, and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms. Our school board is one of more than 100 such boards across the state. With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of …..

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NC DHHS Announces Application Process for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. 1, 2014. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months. Citizens interested in applying should review the application process and the eligibility requirements for the LIEAP benefit, which may be found at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/energy/req.htm. Share:

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BladenOnline & CAB Marketing Open Downtown Office

BladenOnline & CAB Marketing Open Downtown Office   BladenOnline & CAB Marketing have a new office in downtown Elizabethtown.  The address is 113 West Broad Street.  The office will be open for appointments only for a few weeks, then open with regular business hours during the summer months..   For an appointment, call Charlotte Smith at 910-876-5393 or Robert G. Hester at 910-876-2322. Share:

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