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N.C. death row becoming frail, aging

DURHAM — North Carolina juries rejected the death penalty in 2017, refusing to impose death sentences at any of the four trials where prosecutor...

December 14th, 2017 |  


CHURCH CALENDAR

CHURCH CALENDAR

Dec. 16— A live nativity with the theme “God’s Greatest Gift: Jesus Christ” will be presented on the front lawn of the Bladen ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dec. 16— A live nativity with the theme “God’s Greatest Gift: Jesus Christ” will be presented on the front lawn of the Bladen ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Study: Licensing inhibits interstate migration

RALEIGH — Occupational licensing rules may be keeping people from moving across state lines and toward job opportunities, a new study from the N...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Donations push Empty Stocking Fund past $7,550

Donations push Empty Stocking Fund past $7,550

ELIZABETHTOWN — A flurry of last-moment gifts poured into the Bladen Journal for the Empty Stocking Fund early this week.Wednesday was the last ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Mustangs win 2OT thriller over West Bladen

ROWLAND — It wasn’t pretty, but the first win of the season for the South Robeson boys basketball team was enough to satisfy head coach Ry...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles blitz West Columbus, 52-30

ELIZABETHTOWN –The Lady Eagles used a 13-0 burst in the second quarter and rode the 22-point effort from Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson to knock o...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Knights to host Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament

Knights to host Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament

DUBLIN — One of the very best boys basketball tournaments in the state will be played at West Bladen High this month, as the Knights host the fi...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Lady Eagles to host annual Holiday Classic

Lady Eagles to host annual Holiday Classic

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual East Bladen Holiday Classic for varsity girls will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 21, at East Bladen ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Red SPRINGS — The Lady Red Devils took advantage of turnovers and poor shooting Friday to had visiting East Bkaden its first loss of the season,...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Eagles ripped in Red Springs, 77-39

RED SPRINGS — The Red Devils opened a six-point lead after the first quarter and continually pulled away Friday to beat visiting East Bladen, 77...

December 9th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Christmas wreath class

A birthday wish at Christmas

This morning as Ron lay in bed and slowly open his eyes to the sunlight chasing the darkness away, it was then, he realized just how alone he was sinc...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Health department makes 33 November inspections

Health department makes 33 November inspections

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 33 inspections of food establishments in November, including nine publi...

December 7th, 2017 |  


A great meal is about how you eat, not what you eat

A great meal is about how you eat, not what you eat

Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many of us fall short of that ideal.We eat on the run,...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Family Caregiver Program funding available

PEMBROKE — The Family Caregiver Program has funding available for unpaid caregivers caring for an older adult 60 years of age and older in Blade...

December 4th, 2017 |  


A Christmas first: two girls experience first parade in Bladenboro Saturday

A Christmas first: two girls experience first parade in Bladenboro Saturday

BLADENBORO — Even though the rain that started early Saturday morning may have been the cause for what could have been a record low attendance a...

December 4th, 2017 |  


OPINION


How about some proof, please

It is just stunning to me the number of women who suddenly find themselves empowered to make accusations against men of things that supposedly took pl...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the trad...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Stocking fundneeds yourdonation now

As you read this, there is likely less than a mere 24 hours left in the 2017 version of the Empty Stocking Fund. It could be the most important hours ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


The question is, who pays?

The debate about health care and health insurance has been framed by those who support government paid health care and health insurance as an access i...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Carolina leader sides with Christmas

Carolina leader sides with Christmas

Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story that often circu...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Does good behavior cost more?

Does good behavior cost more?

There’s an old saying stating, “no good deed goes unpunished.” I was reminded of it during a recent radio call-in program where I wa...

December 8th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Bikini baristas sue Washington city over dress code law

SEATTLE (AP) — Seven bikini baristas and the owner of a chain of the coffee stands called “Hillbilly Hotties” sued the city of Evere...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

Priss Pots: new business open in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new boutique has pranced into town.Aug. 22 saw the opening in downtown Elizabethtown of Priss Pots, a boutique dedicated to &#...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Williams to serve as keynote speaker

ELIZABETHTOWN — Maurice Williams, president of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Bladen ...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Bladen Community College offering no-cost business seminars

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost business seminars in September.They are:— Social Media ...

August 24th, 2017 |  


BCC offers no-cost business seminars

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in August. They are:— Social Media for Non-Pro...

August 1st, 2017 |  


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