October 2, 2013
— Oct. 4, 1967: The annual Tobacco Festival kicks off in Clarkton with a special fish fry in honor of hometown author Guy Owen Jr., who wrote “The Flim-Flam Man.”
— Oct. 5, 1978: Byron L. McNeill of Clarkton is named to fill a two-month vacancy on the Bladen County Board of Commissioners after the resignation of Robert G. Roberts, who recently took a position as county tax supervisor.
— Oct. 5, 1987: Bladen County Board of Commissioners Chairman Wilbur Register signs a proclamation declaring it National 4-H Week.
— Oct. 3, 2003: The town of White Lake swears in Bruce Smith as its new police chief.
— Oct. 3, 2008: Dublin IGA and its owner Tony Inman are recognized for support of U.S. troops by the National Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.