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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comHats off to the organizers, supporters and participants in yesterday’s Bladen We Care Golf Tournament hosted by Vineyard Golf at White Lake … Over 250 golfers, evenly split between locals and others from far and wide. It will take a few days to provide final numbers, dollars raised … participants, etc. … But a very, very successful event … Thanks to all who contributed in any way to the success, especially those preparing a delicious BBQ meal, with all the trimmings and those who contributed sweets … The real winners are many locals who are supported in their time of need, related to healthcare and to BCC and the University of North Carolina Pembroke who provide training for locals in the healthcare business … mostly nurses…

Clarkton Beautification Committee meeting 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Clarkton Historic Depot.

Bladen Relay For Life set for Saturday at Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field … 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Early voting continues in the 2022 primary election…

Looking ahead … Friday, May 6th a BBQ Fundraiser to support Bladen Crisis Center will be held Friday, May 6th … 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown…

Among the latest lottery winners are 8 FedEx workers in the Fayetteville, NC area who purchased a Powerball ticket or tickets, and won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing … All worked together at Fedex Freight in Hope Mills. A $3 ticket, less taxes, provided each with a cool $177,525…

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.” Edward Everett

“One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.”

“Those who can do, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”

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