• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 5:28 pm Celebrating Ms. Shelby Patrick and Ms. Berline Graham
  • 5:11 pm Special election estimated to cost Bladen County tens of thousands
  • 4:45 pm Former Carvers Creek Fire Chief dies in auto accident
  • 4:24 pm BaseballEast Bladen 8, Wallace-Rose Hill 5
  • 4:17 pm Roseboro Rescue gets tech upgrade

This Day In History1781 – George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis.

1865 – President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to “insurrection” in Texas.

1888 – Longest US men’s single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T.S. Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 9-4, an 80 game 1st round contest.

1896 – Dial telephone patented.

1912 – Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect.

1930 – Dumont’s 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC).

1944 – “Anna Lucasta” opens on Broadway.

1956 – Republicans convene at Cow Palace.

1961 – Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves.

1964 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion.

1965 – Rolling Stones release their single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (their 1st US hit) in the UK.

1971 – FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.

1974 – Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.5 kph (100.4 mph).

1982 – US marines land in Beirut, Lebanon.

1986 – Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma.

1991 – Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million.

1993 – Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria.

1995 – “The Play’s the Thing” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances.

1998 – US embassy bombings: US military launches cruise missle attacks against al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for August 7 bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

2006 – 88th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Medinah Country Club.