• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 1:13 am This Day in History for February 23
  • 12:58 am Bladen Recreation Basketball: Celtics
  • 12:47 am Three Rivers Conference Girls Championship: East Bladen 64, Whiteville 37
  • 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
This Day In History
1850—US population hits, 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%)
1861—Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)
1965—Battle of Boydton, Va (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)
1880—1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)
1903—Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ)
1909—Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years.
1918—1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect.
1932—Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine.
1933—1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, “Soperton News” (Ga)
1943—Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” premieres in NYC
1948—Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe.
1954—US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs established.
1965—US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam.
1966—25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC.
1968—LBJ announces he will not seek re-election.
1972—Official Beatles Fan Club closes down.
1975—John Wooden’s final game, UCLA,  wins 10th NCAA Championship in 12 years.
1980—President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry.
1986—48th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69.
1990—“Carol & Company” starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV.
1995—Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike.
1997—Pioneer 10 ends its mission.
2008—Aloha Airlines, a bankrupt airline, permanently ends passenger service.