Bladen Journal time capsule

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— Nov. 8, 1967: The Bladen County Board of Education requests that the State Bureau of Investigation look into “possible mishandling of school funds” at Booker T. Washington School in Clarkton.’


— Nov. 9, 1978: The Elizabethtown Rotary Club celebrates its 50th anniversary and receives the Rotary International Golden Anniversary Award.


— Nov. 9, 1987: The Clarkton Blue Devils upset the Bladenboro Bulldogs with a 41-0 win to claim the Southern Eight Conference’s Class 1-A title.


— No. 7, 2003: Angela Pruitt Allen, a write-in candidate for Tar Heel mayor, unseats incumbent Phillip Allen (no relation) by a 17-16 margin.


— Nov. 7, 2008: Incumbent County Commissioner Jimmie Smith is ousted from his seat by newcomer David Gooden.


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