• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:06 pm Farmers and ag supporters to attend Ag Awareness Day on Wednesday, March 20, in Bicentennial Plaza
  • 3:19 pm Bladen County Relay for Life Cancer Survivor’s Gala set for Sunday
  • 2:57 pm Celebrating 100 years with Key to the City
  • 11:31 am St. Patrick’s Day Fun Day offers plenty of fun
  • 9:39 am Bladen County Commissioners to meet
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingCongratulations to Cade Hancock, Elizabethtown golfer had a good day yesterday in the 29th Charles Tilghman Jr. Championship Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC.  After one round of play he is one stroke off the lead.  He was one of 3 that shot a 73 at the Surf Club & Beach Club, Grande Dunes Member Club.  The tournament is for youngsters ages 13-18.  The leader is Garrett Clark of Burlington.

Weather forecast for Bladen today is anything but ideal for golfing, or any other outdoor activities.  Rain is in the forecast all day long with northeast wind around 18 mph.  100% chance of rain with new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.  Tonight not much better.  A good day to watch sports or a movie or take a nap, or all of the above.

Could almost hear a sigh of relief when Robeson County officials, with state and federal assistance, announced an arrest had been made in the death of 13 year old Hania Aguilar.  Doesn’t bring her back, but good the accused killer is off the streets.  Her funeral was held yesterday.

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