• 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingA huge salute to all who responded to the needs of a Bladenboro area youngster suffering from Leukemia. Over $43,000 was raised yesterday for little J.T. Higgs. Folks taking care of their own and spearheaded by the Events Committee in B-boro.

Supporters of Live Oak United Methodist Church are sponsoring a BBQ fundraiser next Saturday at E-town Middle School cafeteria from 11 AM until 6 PM. Proceeds will help cover expenses of removing mold following Hurricane Mathew.

Easter time is coming. I often wonder how the date is set. Looked it up and here is what I discovered. “Easter can fall anywhere from March 22 to April 25. Easter as early as March 22 is very rare. The last time it happened was 1818, and the next time will be 2285. Easter last fell on the latest date in 1943, and will again in 2038. Next year it’s April 20. How the date is set sounds simple, but is pretty complex. Generally, Easter is observed on the Sunday following the first full moon in the Northern Hemisphere, or the first full moon after the vernal equinox March 20.” This year it will be April 16.

BladenOnline stats remain strong. Year over year page views increased over last year by 6%, however there was a 26% growth in visits and a 49% growth in users year-over-year. These stats are from a national firm that does this type work.

Example: Pages Viewed
2015 303,547
2016 522,471
2017 552,502

Visits is the number of times all “people” visit the site.
Users is the number of different “people” to visit the site.

Most read stories – March 2017
13,569: Crash near Bladenboro results in fatality,
12,797: Child in critical condition following crash on US 701,
11,212: Sheriff warns of driveway scam,
10,011: Bladen County drug bust in Elizabethtown,
7,884: Elizabethtown PD needs help identifying suspect.

BladenOnline is Bladen’s best source for news and The Best Is Yet To Come.

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