• 9:50 pm Bladen County Wins Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Championship
  • 9:40 pm This Day in History for July 18
  • 4:11 pm Bladen County: Thursday there is a concert and Friday there is a movie night
  • 1:58 pm Wanted: Lonnie Williams, Second suspect in child abduction
  • 1:41 pm Bladen County Schools and Smithfield Foods Unveils Bladen County Read and Feed unit

This Day In History1639 – Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed.

1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

1912 – New Mexico becomes 47th state.

1914 – Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.

1927 – US marines return to Nicaragua.

1930 – 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed.

1939 – Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts.

1951 – “Pardon Our French” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances.

1957 – Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show.

1963 – “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC.

1967 – “Milton Berle Show” last airs on ABC-TV.

1975 – “AM America,” premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host.

1975 – “Wheel of Fortune,” debuts on NBC-TV.

1976 – Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.

1978 – 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)

1990 – NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)

1992 – The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects.

1994 – Dow Jones hits record 3803.88.

1997 – “It’s a Slippery Slope,” closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC.

2014 – The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout.