• 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 History1787—-Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution.
1804—Meriwether Lewis & William Clark’s expedition commissioned by
Thomas Jefferson sets out from St. Louis Pacific Coast.
1853—Gail Borden,¬† land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor,
patents his process for condensed milk.
1874—1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats
University of McGill (Montreal) 3-0.
1878—Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1906—Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising.
1908—1st passenger flight in an airplane.
1918—Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC.
1927—“Ain’t She Sweet?” hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie.
1932—“We want Beer!” parade in NY.
1942—US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms.
1949—Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range
at Cape Canaveral.
1966—1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
1969—Last Chevrolet Corsair built.
1973—Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London.
1973—Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV.
1976—Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter.
1986—Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place.
1990—Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53.
1996—NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0.
1998—Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2 million for
30 seconds)
2012—Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye.