Bladen Journal time capsule
— Oct. 11, 1967: Meredith Elam of Bladenboro is crowned Tobacco Festival Queen and Iris Williford is crowned Miss Clarkton.
— Oct. 12, 1978: A prison inmate on work release at the Elizabethtown State Highway Patrol garage on U.S. 701 South escapes in a patrol car, which is later found in Sampson County.
— Oct. 12, 1987: April Storms of Bladenboro is crowned Miss North Carolina Tobacco Festival and Misty Clark of Clarkton is crown Tobacco Festival Princess.
— Oct. 10, 2003: The Bladen County Board of Education approves the addition of concessions, press boxes and restroom facilities at the baseball/softball complex at East Bladen and West Bladen high schools.
— Oct. 10, 2008: Bladen County commissioners honor the Bladen County 4-H chapter with a proclamation for National 4-H Week.
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