03/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 10:41 pm Conner’s Law passes the NC House
  • 10:14 pm Boys TennisWhiteville 8, East Bladen 1
  • 10:13 pm East Bladen 10, West Columbus 0 Girls Soccer
  • 10:11 pm Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson & Tyre Boykin Named All-District 4
  • 10:09 pm West Bladen Girls Soccer & Boys Tennis Postponed
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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

Huge crowd for the East Bladen-West Bladen football game, and other festivities as well at West last night.

The game was a defensive struggle, with the Eagles winning 7-0.  The only score came on a 51 yard touchdown pass from QB Quinton Bedsole to Eian Hines in the 2nd quarter.

John Clark captures it all on our Sports page.

In other games of interest in the area, South Columbus 28, Whiteville 13 and Clinton over Wallace Rose Hill 35-21 in the battle of unbeaten.

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. today and estimates indicate totals could be between 9,000 and 10,000 local voters will have cast a ballot. Others who prefer voting on election day will do so Tuesday at 17 sites across the county from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Statewide, the Early Vote total could reach 3 million or more.  There are 6.8 million registered voters in the state, over 23,000 in Bladen County.

One of the local issues to be determined is the 1/4 cents sales tax that, if passed, will be used to support the EMS system in the county.  If it doesn’t pass, property tax will eventually have to pay a larger portion of the cost.

Visit the NC State or Bladen County Board of Elections website for more information on the election, and keep up with returns Tuesday evening on BladenOnline.

The race for political office continues as the finish line draws near.  That means more political ads than ever before, or so it seems.

Hard to believe we must be concerned about Cyber Threats on the eve of a very important national election.

Time change begins tonight.  Turn your timepiece back before retiring for the night.  You get an extra hour of political ads.

Contracts have been approved for all roads in the county still in need of repair.  NCDOT Engineer Rusty Marsh indicated several major roads, including US 701 at Brown’s Creek near Elizabethtown Middle School, could be open as early as late next Friday, if all goes as planned.  Not a hard and fast deadline, a goal. Others may open near that time as well.  Some will take a little longer.

Open House for Emerau, a new Bladen County Charter School, continues today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their office at 118 West Broad Street, E-town.

True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity or political ideology.  Monica Crowley

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.  Kofi Annan

Political language….is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  George Orwell

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