• 8:49 am Sunset Jams concert series kicks off this week
  • 8:12 am Fayetteville Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offenses
  • 8:09 am Bladenboro and Elizabethtown Communities to receive generators for powering critical public infrastructure
  • 7:36 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 19
  • 6:03 am Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy
Thoughts While Shaving

The plot thickens in the nations capitol.  A Democratic House, as expected, passes legislation that will re-open government offices that were recently closed, fails to fund a wall and will not likely get a hearing in the Senate, and will not make it to the President, and, if it did, it would be rejected.

In the meantime, the stock market continues to melt-down, causing concern by folks who depend on various programs for their well-being….IRA’s, etc.

And, residents of the 9th Congressional District have no representation in the US House, now in session, due to voting irregularities that were created, not in DC or Raleigh…but primarily in Bladen County, and spread to others near by….

Just when you think it can’t be worse, may need to re-think.  But, all will pass, sooner or later.  Next chapter please.

I think of the southern gospel song…’God Sees the Storm From the Other Side, and Just Beyond the Storms He Sees Clear Skies’….

NFL playoffs begin this weekend.

Clemson and Alabama meet…again…for college football’s #1 ranking, that takes place Monday night.

BladenOnline surpassed 7 million page views in 2018, up 6 percent from a year ago.  Visits were up 8 percent and users were up 13 percent.  Must confess, changes made recently to our site are causing some tracking concerns for Google Analytics and more work is needed apparently to make sure all is as it should be, correctly recording results.  Feels like we are missing a few in each category….We will get there….


7,593: Bladen County Sherriff’s Office, White Lake Police team up to shut down meth lab

5,043: Two arrested on narcotics charges

4,873: Bladen County election investigation links

3,983: Bladen County Sheriff’s Office honors deputies with lifesaving awards

3,490: Three arrested on narcotics charges

Thanks again for your continued support, readers and advertisers and staff.  BladenOnline began serving area resident on February 1, 2008, 11 years ago.  It was a good idea then and continues to be so today…

Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?   George Carlin

I never forget a face, but in your case I’d be glad to make an exception.  Groucho Marx

I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.  Steven Wright

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