02/23/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:35 pm Tillis & Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Give Veterans Who Honorably Served Access To The American Legion
  • 4:01 pm Arraignment date for former Elizabethtown doctor and girlfriend rescheduled
  • 3:56 pm Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal to Sen. Thom Tillis’ Requests More Details From Administration On Offshore Drilling And Plans To Protect North Carolina
  • 2:33 pm State to hold last of two public meetings on draft Animal Feeding Operations General Permits
  • 2:03 pm Proposed legislation to make cell phone use while driving illegal in NC
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This Day In History1795 – 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states.

1839 – Henry Clay declares in Senate “I had rather be right than president”

1862 – Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island, NC.

1864 – Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida.

1876 – US President Grant’s private secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring.

1894 – The Cripple Creek miners’ strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

1904 – Baltimore catches fire (1500 building destroyed in 80 blocks)

1915 – 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received.

1934 – 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss.

1943 – Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)

1946 – Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Committee) bill.

1950 – Senator Joe McCarthy finds “communists” in US Department of State (equivalent Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

1962 – US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.

1964 – Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream.

1970 – LSU’s “Pistol” Pete Maravich scores 69 points in losing cause.

1983 – 1st female Secretary of Transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)

1984 – American astronaut Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk.

1994 – Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge.

2018 – The Los Angeles Times” is bought by LA doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong from Tronc for $500 million.

2018 – White House aide Rob Porter resigns in wake of physical abuse allegations by ex-wives.

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