• 3:30 pm Bladen County Sheriff’s office receives recognition for participation in Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Event
  • 3:13 pm A Pinch of Butter blog started by Bladen County native
  • 1:16 pm Vidant Health and Cape Fear Valley Health form partnership to address chronic health conditions
  • 10:57 am Coming soon: World Series for two local baseball teams
  • 5:57 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 22
This Day In History

This Day In History1777—1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)

1792—Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented.

1865—Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas.

1875—1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St. Louis 0.

1890—Louisiana legalized prize fighting.

1908—George Bernard Shaw’s  “Getting Married” premieres in London.

1915—Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.1)

1921—National Hospital Day 1st observed.

1925—Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament.

1932—Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ.

1934—“Cocktails for Two” by Duke Ellington hits #1.

1942—Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River.

1958—“Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Na Nu Nu” by Dicky Doo and The Don’ts hits #40.

1963—Bob Dylan walks out of the “Ed Sullivan Show”

1968—“March of Poor” under Rev. Abernathy reach Washington, DC.

1978—US Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only

1989—“Entertainment Tonight” makes 2,000th TV performance.

1993—Last broadcast of “Cheers” on NBC-TV.

1997—Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami.

2003—Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a
standstill by going into hiding in a dispute with a Republican
congressional redistricting plan.