• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:31 am St. Patrick’s Day Fun Day offers plenty of fun
  • 9:39 am Bladen County Commissioners to meet
  • 9:33 am WECT: Summit Allows Youth to Speak Up for Justice
  • 9:24 am Duke Energy announces $1 million in grant opportunities to power storm resiliency in N.C. communities
  • 8:29 am Sandy Grove Baptist Church announces April events
This Day In History

1609—Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.

1788—South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution.

1861—Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union.

1876—1st National League no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)

1903—1st automobile trip across US from San Francisco to NY, ended April 1.

1911—NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft.

1922—Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram films.

1926—Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1948—Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs.

1960—“Got A Girl” by The Four Preps hits #24.

1963—NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1966—The Beatles release “Paperback Writer”

1977—US Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of Watergate wrong
doers H.R. Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell.

1988—Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on January 1, 1990.

1990—Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion.

1991—Phillie pitcher Tommy Greene of Whiteville, NC no-hits Montreal
Expos, 2-0.

1992—President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with
Haitian refugees.

2006—41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans
& Keith Urban wins.