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Bladen Journal time capsule

April 1, 2014

— April 3, 1968: U.S. Air Force Maj. John G. Pruitt is working with NASA from Los Angeles on future lunar module landings on the moon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pruitt of Clarkton.


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— April 2, 1979: Joseph B. Chandler of Elizabethtown is named chairman of the nine-member State Advisory Council by Gov. Jim Hunt.


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— April 1, 1988: Jeremy Evans, Sarah Kinlaw and Samantha Frush will advance to the state competition after placing in the Regional Science Fair held at Pembroke State University.


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— April 2, 2004: A public hearing on a potential six-month moratorium on development along N.C. 87 Bypass will be held by the Elizabethtown Town Council.


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— April 3, 2009: Fights at West Bladen High School lead to the arrest of 12 students, the cancellation of all athletic events and metal detectors being brought to the school.