Some get the headlines, some get the quiet kudos. But almost every day in Bladen County, folks are doing something positive that falls into the “Good News” catagory.
Each week, the Bladen Journal offers a column to point out those good things that people let us know about — though we are sure there are many more getting left out because we don’t get tipped off.
Won’t you call or email us so we can include the good stuff your friends and neighbors are doing?
In the meantime …
Each of the following items were submitted by readers who wanted to tell their friends, family and neighbors about some of the good things happening in their community.
“We hope y’all will keep sending items to us,” said W. Curt Vincent, general manager/editor of the Bladen Journal. “We know there’s a lot more out there.”
This week’s good news is:
— Rhunetta Brown retired from Bladen County Government on Aug. 31. She had worked for the county since 1976.
— Billy Augustine Jr. aced Hole No. 2, a 115-yard par 3 with a gap wedge during the final Thundering Herd Tourney at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. It was his first-ever hole-in-one.
— The Dublin Peanut Festival Scholarship Pageant winners were: Tiny Miss Rylee White; Little Miss Riley Dial; Junior Miss Keyana Hammonds; Ambassador Kimberly Cashwell; Miss Courtney Locklear; and Teen Miss Avery Pickett.
— Nathan Howell of Clarkton carded his first- ever hole-in-one on Friday, Sept. 11, at Land O Lakes Golf Club in Whiteville. He aced hole No. 2, a 153-yard par 3 with a pitching wedge.
— Robert Kinlaw, filmmaker and producer of the video documentary titled “White Lake – Remembering the Nation’s Safest Beach,” has been selected by Our State magazine as the voice of Bladen County in the September 2015 collector’s issue.
“Whatever you think is good news — personally, professionally or for your organization — is perfect fodder for this weekly column,” Vincent said.
Anyone can submit the information. Each submission must be 25 words or less and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to “Good News,” P.O. Box 70, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337; or dropped off at the Bladen Journal office at 138 W. Broad St. in downtown Elizabethtown.
Those submissions received by noon on Wednesdays will be used in that week’s column. If a head and shoulders photograph is submitted with the item, the Bladen Journal will use it with the online column and may also be able to use it with the print edition.