• 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

This Day In History1693 – William & Mary College is chartered in Williamsburg in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (second in North America)

1802 – Simon Willard patents banjo clock.

1837 – 1st US Vice-President chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration)

1862 – Battle of Roanoke Island, NC. Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound.

1898 – John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming machine (Mass)

1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

1918 – “Stars & Strips” weekly US armed forces newspapers, 1st published.

1922 – Radio arrives at the White House.

1933 – 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247.

1942 – Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn’t oppose the US war effort.

1944 – 1st African American reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin.

1960 – Congress opens hearings looking into payola.

1965 – President Johnson deploys 1st US combat troops to South Vietnam, with 3500 marines sent to protect key US airbase near Da Nang.