• 4:34 pm Arrest made in arson fires in Bladen and Columbus Counties
  • 4:14 pm Upcoming road closings in Bladen County
  • 10:57 am River View Trading Post is the new small town store helping small town entrepreneurs
  • 10:51 am Baltimore Community Center Voter Registration Program
  • 9:44 am Tillis & Burr Advocate on Behalf of NC to Secure $110 million in DOT Grants

Hope your plans for today includes sometime at Elizabethtown Middle School football field where the 2015 edition of Relay for Life is being held….Festivities from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Hope to see you there…

The Bladen County Sheriff’s department was busy Friday….closing down a couple of internet cafĂ© establishments in Dublin and a smaller operation west of Tar Heel. DA Jon David and Sheriff Jim McVicker then held a news conference related to the “bust.”

The Town of Elizabethtown and Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday…regular monthly meetings. Both bodies will be discussing proposed budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Jones Lake State Park officials are offering an installment of ‘Planet Earth’ beginning at 7:30 this evening. It is free to the public. Bring chairs, popcorn, drinks and the entire family. Have questions? Call Ranger John Privette at 910-588-4550.

Check our Events section for other events today and tomorrow…

Next week will be very busy as well….more later

Construction is moving along on the changes at US 701 and NC 87 bypass south of Elizabethtown. NCDOT’s Rusty Marsh spoke to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club this week and Charlotte Smith covered it well….suggested reading on our news page…

BladenOnline has had a busy week, good week and if anyone covers Bladen County news better, I am not aware….We live, work, and play in Bladen….and proud of our efforts… and…The Best Is Yet To Come….

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