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NEWS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 24

 

Two Bladen County students have been tabbed for Governor’s School East 2016

By: Erin Smith

GovernorSchoolTwo Bladen County students have been tabbed for Governor’s School East 2016. They are David C. Pridgen to study English and Emily M. Scott to study Natural Science.

Both, Scott and Pridgen attend East Bladen High School.

The Governor’s School is scheduled to take place from Sunday, June 19, through Sunday, July 27. The programs offer students a chance to study topics of interest in an environment where there are no grades and testing. Instead, classes utilize a blend of discussion and practical application. READ MORE

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Board of Elections meets and approves mail absentee ballots

By: Erin Smith

ElectionsThe Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and reviewed 105 mail absentee ballots.

Upon reviewing the ballots, the board approved 104 mail absentee ballots and one ballot was found to be incomplete. Board of Elections staff will attempt to notify the voter and have them come in and complete the ballot.  READ MORE

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Bladen County Solid Waste Hours of Operation for Monday, May 30th – Memorial Day Holiday

All Convenience Centers will be operating on their normal schedule, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., however the Transfer Station will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the holiday with normal operations resuming on Tuesday, May 31.

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One Stop voting to get under way Thursday

By: Erin Smith

Bladen-County-Board-of-ElectionsOne Stop Voting will get under way for the June 7 primary election beginning Thursday, May 26.

One Stop voting will take place at the Bladen County Public Library located at 111 N. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown only. The hours for voting will be Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. READ MORE

All branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

Larrell Murchison named to Louisburg Dean’s List

d6bbt0wxj21vm98sFormer East Bladen football star Larrell Murchison has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Louisburg College. READ MORE

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Duke Energy inks second innovative swine waste power deal in 2016

Duke EnergyDuke Energy announced today it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The planned project will be at farms in Kenansville, N.C.

The project will use captured methane gas to generate carbon-neutral renewable electricity at two power stations. Optima KV will construct a digester at each farm and pipe the captured methane gas to a centralized facility where it will be cleaned to pipeline quality specifications and injected into the natural gas pipeline system. READ MORE

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Bladen County Committee of 100 annual membership drive under way, annual meeting planned

HayesPettewayWhat is a Committee of 100? If you Google this question on the internet, you will find that it has many different meanings based on the intent of the organization.  It basically means that a group of people have pooled their resources for a common cause, most often economic development.

Recognizing that most communities who have experienced substantial growth have been aided by a Committee of 100, a group of progressive minded citizens, led by Leon Martin, formed the Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc. in 1995 to help enhance the county’s economic development program.  This county-wide, non-profit development corporation is devoted to helping ensure that sustained economic growth occurs within the county.  It is funded by its members, who are citizens and others interested in the economic well-being of this area.  READ MORE

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Bladen Online welcomes Interns for the summer

By: Erin Smith

BladenOnline.com is proud to welcome two interns for the summer.  Dora Brogdon was selected to serve as our High School Intern and Katie Galyean was selected to serve as our College Summer Intern. READ MORE

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Children’s Emergency Department Set To Move

CFVlogoFAYETTEVILLE – The Children’s Emergency Department is moving to a new location on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus.

Beginning June 1, the unit will be located on the hospital’s Village Drive side, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The Children’s Department is currently located on the opposite side of campus, facing Melrose Road. READ MORE

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Bladen County Commissioners Budget Work Session May 23

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Thoughts While Shaving for May 24

Thoughts While ShavingEver wonder how you would react if a child, your child told you they thought they were born of one sex but felt they were really another? Just thinking. I may be concerned, but I still love them. Some parents are dealing with the issue, not anyone I know, that I am aware of. Could be anyone of us.  READ MORE

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This Day in History – May 24

This Day In History1738 – John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.

1775 – John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress.

1818 – General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida.

1830 – “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon.  READ MORE

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Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on May 24

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature    92 degrees 1962

Lowest Temperature     45 degrees 1993

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Precipitation                    1.85 inches 1983

Yesterday’s High Temperature was 70 degrees.

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NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 23

Children’s Emergency Department Set To Move

FAYETTEVILLE – The Children’s Emergency Department is moving to a new location on Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus.

Beginning June 1, the unit will be located on the hospital’s Village Drive side, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The Children’s Department is currently located on the opposite side of campus, facing Melrose Road.  READ MORE

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Sealed bids being accepted

By: Valerie Newton

Activity Bus 2016 Bid PacketThe Bladen County Schools Transportation Department is accepting sealed bids on five activity buses and one Genie lift. The equipment is marked as salvage and have parts removed. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. with the winning bidder notified by 4:30 p.m. READ MORE

 

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VFW to Host Annual Buddy Poppy Fundraiser

By: Katie Galyean

buddypoppy_vfwThis Saturday, May 28, the local Veteran’s of Foreign Wars post will be hosting their annual Buddy Poppy distribution to honor the veterans who gave their life in combat.

The VFW will be keeping their traditional distribution locations at Walmart and Tractor Supply in Elizabethtown and will also be adding the IGA in Bladenboro for the first time. READ MORE

Elizabethtown Rotary Club hears about keeping kids safe in hot summer

Marianne Valentiner with the Healthy Kids Collaborative spoke to the Elizabethtown Rotary Club recently about keeping animals and children out of hot cars and other items to help keep children safe. She was joined by Berkleigh Pridgen.
They gave a very informative talk about about the dangers posed by leaving your pets and children in the car during the summer, even “for a few minutes.” READ MORE

Bladen County veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade

By: Erin Smith

One Bladen County veteran is planning to spend his Memorial Day marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Lt. Col. retired Rusty Marsh said that he is marching on Monday, May 30, to call attention to the veterans who served in Operation Desert Storm and obtain funding to build a national Desert Storm War Memorial.

Marsh said more than 500 veterans representing Operation Desert Storm are expected to take part in the march.  US Congress adopted legislation in 2014 authorizing the construction of the war memorial and the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association has been working diligently to raise the millions of dollars to construct the monument. READ MORE

Counterfeit goods off the streets in Robeson County

RobCo SheriffMore than $100,000 in counterfeit goods have been taken off the streets thanks to a partnership between the Robeson County Sheriff’s office and the NC Secretary of State’s Office. Some of the counterfeit items that were seized include CDs, perfume, handbags, clothing and more.

Counterfeit brands that were seized included Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Versace, Ray Ban, Oakley and Timberland. The counterfeit items were seized from 12 businesses located in Lumberton, Maxton, Pembroke, and Red Springs, according to reports. READ MORE

Bladen County Headlines 35 Years Ago

Bladen County Headlines... 35 Years AgoThe third major fire in Bladen County in a week’s time burned 250 acres.

Boy Scout Camp Bowers, located in the Live Oak section of the county, was dedicated.

The Dublin PTO scheduled a cake sale to raise funds for the school. READ MORE

Elizabethtown, looks have changed over the years

Old Elizabethtown back in the 60'sPhoto contributed by Mr. Hubert Kinlaw

Elizabethtown like most everything else, has changed over the past fifty or so years. The Pure Station in the photo contributed by Mr. Hubert Kinlaw was Sampson-Bladen Oil Company’s station, and the building beside the station was their office. Across the road from the old station was Cole’s Dress Store, according to Kinlaw.

The old road, well that is Highway 701 in Elizabethtown.   READ MORE

 

Thoughts While Shaving for May 23

Thoughts While ShavingStudents and teachers are ‘wrapping up’ another school year.  The Board of Education website indicates East Bladen High School graduation will be held Friday, June 10.  West Bladen seniors will graduate Saturday, June 11.

A Bladenboro man is one of several charged with possessing counterfeit items at various locations in Robeson County.  Mark Lee Williams of Elizabethtown Road, Bladenboro reportedly offered counterfeit shoes, handbags, wallets, sunglasses, watches and more at the Lumberton Flea Market, earlier this month. READ MORE

Extremes for Bladen County, NC, on May 23

Extremes For Bladen CountyHighest Temperature    92 degrees       1957
Lowest Temperature    46 degrees        2002
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Precipitation                 1.96 inches       2003
Yesterday’s High Temperature was 73 degrees.
This Day in History – May 23
This Day In History1785 – Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.
1788 – South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution.
1861 – Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the union.
1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
1867 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
1903 – 1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin.  READ MORE

NEWS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 22

Two missing boaters found safe
Two boaters who were reported missing were found safe at White Lake.

According to reports the boaters who were reportedly fishing on the Cape Fear River decided to attend the White Lake Water Festival and neglected to inform their families of the change in plans.

According to reports fire crews spent Saturday evening searching the Cape Fear River from the Old Wilmington Boat Launch to the Bladen County line.  READ MORE  

Thoughts While Shaving
Thoughts While ShavingOrganizers of the Annual White Lake Water Festival made the most of a less than perfect weather day.  The rain stopped minutes before the parade and it was well received, as were other activities.
Farmers should be happy.  The crops look good.  They have benefited by the recent rains.
Remember your senior year in high school?  Happy the long exercise was coming to an end, sad because friends you have seen often/daily for many, many years you no longer see, but memories are forever.  Enjoy the celebrations, begin to make new friends, and plan the next reunion.  READ MORE

This Day In History – May 22

This Day In History1761 – 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia.
1803 – 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 – Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted)
1807 – Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)
1843 – 1st wagon train with700 – 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon.
1849 – Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions.  READ MORE
NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21
38th annual White Lake Water Festival declared successful despite Mother Nature
By: Erin Smith
While the morning skies were overcast, the rain moved out and the cool breezes from the lake enticed folks to come out for the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival. During the afternoon, the sun darted in and out behind the clouds.
Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard said of the day, “I am pleased.”

Maynard said that while Mother Nature did provide some rain overnight Friday and made set-up a little stressful, the event was able to go on as scheduled thanks to the faith and prayers of the vendors, volunteers and entertainers.  READ MORE


National Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces DayPresident Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.  READ MORE

White Lake Water Festival kicks off the weekend

By: Erin Smith

While skies were overcast and cool breeze swept over Goldston’s Beach, the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival got under way on Friday evening with the sounds of the Southern Touch Band from Kinston playing their brand of Country and Southern Rock.

Folks gathered under the main tent at Goldston’s Beach and danced or tapped their foot to the beat of the music while others strolled through the parking and viewed the classic cars on display. READ MORE

Carvers Creek May Day 2016

Carvers Creek May Day featured a parade and plenty of family fun. Take a look in these photos from Kenneth Armstrong. For more of Kenneth’s photos from the event, click here.

 

NEWS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 20

VFW places flags at cemeteries

Most people think of Memorial Day as a three-day weekend which marks the unofficial beginning of summer.  People have images of backyard parties, beaches, and a free day off work.  To living veterans, the last Monday in the month of May designated as Memorial Day has an entirely different meaning. READ MORE

38th annual White Lake Water Festival still on go for weekend

By: Erin Smith

White Lake water Festival 2016 adWhile the forecast may appear gloomy, the 38th annual White Lake Water Festival is still on go for this weekend, said Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Maynard.

Tonight (Friday), there will be a street dance at Goldston’s Beach featuring the Southern Touch Band from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert is free. There will also be a classic car cruise in at Goldston’s Beach from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. with an award for Best in Show.

On Saturday, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Camp Clearwater, travel down White Lake Drive, and disembark at the Scotchman at US 701. The Bladen County Firefighters Association Honor Guard will hold a pancake breakfast at the White Lake Fire Department from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and the White Lake Fire Department will hold a barbecue plate fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Cost for plates is $7 each. READ MORE

Potential for strong thunderstorms on Saturday

National Weather ServiceThunderstorms are a potential threat this weekend, according to the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington.

The front that is producing rain and thunderstorms today (Friday, May 20) will slowly move out of the area bringing possible heavy rain to some areas. A warmer more unstable air mass will be in place on Saturday with potential for some stronger to possibly severe storms. READ MORE

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

UnemploymentRALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent.

North Carolina’s April 2016 unemployment rate was 0.4 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 20,245 over the month to 4,611,868 and increased 141,785 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 1,357 over the month to 264,491, and decreased 10,571 over the year.     READ MORE

Bladen We Care gets donation

By:  Erin Smith

BladenWeCareDonationBladen We Care was the recipient of a donation from the Dublin Peanut Festival committee on Friday morning.

“We appreciate all you all do,” said Peanut Festival Committee representative Horace Wyatt.

He said that each year, the funds that are generated by the Dublin Peanut Festival are used to help those in need in the community and to give back to the community. READ MORE

May Bladen County Lottery Winners Announced

NC Education lottery logoThe May Bladen County lottery winners have been announced. The winners are as follows: READ MORE

 

 

 

Bladen County Retired School Personnel attend leadership conference in Pembroke

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The North Carolina Retried School Personnel Regional Leadership Conference was held at Pembroke University on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Bladen County members attending were, Dr. Patricia Faulk, Jean Lloyd, Marie Faulk and Rufus Lloyd.

NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 19

Eastpointe to host final lunch and learn for Mental Health Awareness month

unnamedEastpointe MCO invites you to join them for their final installment of the May is Mental Health Awareness Month Lunch and Learn series.

On Friday, May 27Kim Pevia, Life Coach and Domestic Violence Victim’s advocate, will present a program on the correlation of Spirituality and Mental Health. READ MORE

Curtis L. Brown Airport has huge impact on local economy

5 Maintenance at Elizabethtown AirportA new NCDOT study indicates the Curtis L. Brown Airport in Elizabethtown has an annual economic impact of more than $4-million in the area and supports at least 30 jobs.
The study by the NC Department of Transportation is the latest report on the effects of airports, statewide, on the state’s economy.
The total dollars created by the airport, according to the report is $4,180,000, and produces direct employment of 10 jobs with another 20 jobs created from spending for a total of 30. READ MORE

Bladen County Teen Court

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Bladen County Teen Court was in session recently. Presiding was the Honorable Judge Pauline Hankins, District Court Judge, and  she was joined by attorney student volunteers from East Bladen and West Bladen High schools.

Car and motorcycle collide at US 701 and NC 242 intersection

By: Erin Smith

The southbound lane of US 701 at the intersection of NC 242 was closed briefly on Thursday afternoon after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.

According to NC Highway Patrol Trooper Townsend, a group of motorcyclists were traveling southbound on US 701 on their way to Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC when the crash occurred. READ MORE

Senior information for East Bladen High School 2016 Graduation

  • East Bladen High SchoolSenior Award Ceremony, Friday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., East Bladen Gymnasium.
  • Baccalaureate Service, Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m., East Bladen Gymnasium.  Seniors arrive at 5:30 with your cap, gown, and any approved stoles/cords.  Line-up will be in the media center.
  • Two practices are scheduled; June 6, 2016 from noon – 3 p.m. and June 9, 2016 from noon-3  p.m. at Elizabethtown Middle School (EMS) gym.  Lunch will be provided on June 6. Practices are mandatory in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. READ MORE

NC Competes for Jobs tour makes stop in Lumberton

By: Erin Smith

The NC Competes for Jobs tour made a stop in Lumberton at Robeson Community College on Wednesday afternoon to discuss opportunities various program within the NC Department of Commerce that can happen rural counties and towns to grow and compete for jobs. The event was attended by about 100 folks from Robeson, Bladen and surrounding counties.

NC Department of Commerce Secretary John Skvarla III told those in attendance that the Connect NC bond is what North Carolina needed in order to create jobs for economic development. READ MORE

BCC celebrates basic skills graduation

BCC Board Chair Dennis Troy stands with Commencement Speaker Ann Garrett at Basic Skills Graduation Ceremony.

BCC Board Chair Dennis Troy stands with Commencement Speaker Ann Garrett at Basic Skills Graduation Ceremony.

DUBLIN – Fifty-two students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at the Bladen Community College Basic Skills Commencement Program in May.

Student Xavier Korenstra spoke to the graduates saying, “Today is the best day of my life.” READ MORE

 

 

 

Board of Elections meets to review mail absentee ballots

By: Erin Smith

BoardofElectionsThe Bladen County Board of Elections met on Tuesday afternoon and reviewed the absentee ballots that had been returned for the June 7 primary election.

Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw told the members present that approximately 803 mail absentee ballots were sent out and thus far 111 had been returned as of Tuesday afternoon. The board reviewed the ballots and approved 110 ballots and one ballot was found to be incomplete. Shaw told the board that her staff will attempt to contact the voter to have them come in and complete the ballot. READ MORE

SeHealth announces new walk-in clinic

Campbell, LisaSoutheastern Health (SeHealth) will open a new, same-day clinic within Lumberton Drug’s Fayetteville Road location on Monday, May 23.

The Clinic at Lumberton Drug will offer treatment for common health ailments with no appointment necessary weekdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Campbell, a Lumberton resident who provided care at The Clinic at Walmart managed by SeHealth for over three years, will be the main provider for the clinic. READ MORE

Bladen Community College releases honor roll

BCCADBladen Community College students who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the Spring 2016 term have been named to the President’s List READ MORE

 

Bladen Board of Education recognizes teachers, students

Board Of EducationThe Board of Education recently met for their monthly session where they recognized several teachers and students for various awards and achievements.

In other business, a 2016-2017 Pre-K Contract and some Fundraiser requests were both approved.  Overnight field trips for various clubs’ conventions and a 2018 Europe trip were all approved. READ MORE

Elizabethtown Kiwanis Plan Fundraiser

Kiwanis plan fundraiserBig plans are underway for the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club to help make a difference in children’s lives and to assist in funding for the new Bladen County Emergency Services Training Facility.

The local club met on Tuesday evening and announced they will hold a fundraiser event on Saturday, August 6th 2016. Kiwanian, Johnny Anderson, reported Richard Bailey with Dublin Motor Speedway committed to letting the club host their fundraising event at his race track.  READ MORE 

Time is running out for you to voice your opinion

SteeringCommitteeThe opportunity to voice your opinions about changes needed in Bladen County is here. About ten years ago the citizens of Bladen County were asked to take a survey. After the surveys were collected, task forces made up of concern citizens set out to make the changes suggested in the surveys.

It’s time again to take a long serious look at our home, Bladen County.  The Bladen County Steering Committee made up of about 20 different community members have held two meetings.  READ MORE 

MORE NEWS

LCFH hosts free Alzheimer’s workshop

Melanie BunnLower Cape Fear Hospice will host a free three-hour workshop, Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. It will be from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, June 8, at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Melanie Bunn will be the featured speaker.

Bunn, RN, MS, GNP, is founder of Bunn Consulting and is a training specialist for Alzheimers North Carolina. She volunteers as an Alzheimer’s support group facilitator and was named 2001 Educator of the Year by the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. READ MORE

School grant opportunities available

active-schools-logo3Some grant funding opportunities are currently available for schools to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. These grant funding sources are encouraging students to lead a more active lifestyle and make healthier choices for life. READ MORE

The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy now Enrolling for 2016-2017 Year

Paul Brown Leadership AcademyThe Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is now enrolling students for the 2016-17 academic year. The Academy has openings in sixth thru eighth grade. The mission of The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is to serve its students through a commitment to excellence in an education that serves today, tomorrow, and the future by providing an academically rich program that encompasses all skill sets for life: reading, communication, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, work ethic, integrity, physical wellness, and leadership. Students wear uniforms which are provided by the Academy. Parents are responsible for their student’s hats and shoes. The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is a tuition free North Carolina Public Charter School. For more information, please call the Academy at 910-862-2965. Students may apply in person or at the Academy’s website www.paulrbrownleadership.com.

Give 5 Read 5 book drive underway

Read5Give5ELIZABETHTOWN —  Have you ever heard of the term summer loss? This is not a seasonal diet or exercise program, but a troubling trend in which students lose valuable literacy skills when they stop reading during their summer break from school.

Many children are susceptible to this problem because they often go home to an environment where there are very few books or other reading resources. As a result, by the end of fifth grade, these students are approximately 2 ½ years behind their more affluent peers in terms of reading ability, primarily because of summer loss. Research shows that reading just five books during the summer can help students reduce learning loss. READ MORE

Your input is needed to make Bladen County Better

SteeringCommitteeThe opportunity to voice your opinions about changes needed in Bladen County is here. About ten years ago the citizens of Bladen County were asked to take a survey. After the surveys were collected, task forces made up of concern citizens set out to make the changes suggested in the surveys. 
 
It’s time again to take a long serious look at our home, Bladen County.  The Bladen County Steering Committee made up of about 20 different community members have held two meetings.  READ MORE

Elizabethtown Christian Academy now enrolling for 2016-17 academic year

Elizabethtown Christian AcademyElizabethtown Christian Academy is currently enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year, grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Day School Program is also currently enrolling children ages 2, 3 and 4 years old. ECA offers students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in their lives by providing an excellent education that centers on Biblical truth, academic achievement and character development.

ECA students benefit from limited class sizes, quality, certified teachers, a non-denominational learning environment, weekly Chapel, a dress code, enhancement classes including music, technology, physical education, and art.  After school care is also available. READ MORE

BladenOnline.com now offers app

BladenOnline.com AppIt seems these days there is an app for everything. We are excited to announce now BladenOnline.com has an app too.

BladenOnline.com readers with mobile smart devices can download our BladenOnline.com app. The app contains our news, sports, weather, obituaries and more.

There is also an option for people downloading the app to receive push notifications of breaking news. Download the app today by searching BladenOnline in your app store. It is free!  READ MORE

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