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Shooter reported barricaded in Dublin

Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald’s thief

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A McDonald’s drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix.A surve...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.The Journal-Inquirer report...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Woman leads officers on second chase in two days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days.The Orange Cou...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Local filmmaker wins award at international film festival

Local filmmaker wins award at international film festival

CARRBORO — Robert Kinlaw, producer of the UNC-TV documentary, “White Lake - Remembering the Nation’s Safest Beach,” has been a...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Board of Elections sets date for Dublin protest hearing

Bladen County Board of Elections sets date for Dublin protest hearing

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Elections has scheduled a hearing for the Dublin election protest.On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the Board of El...

November 20th, 2017 |  


DEQ investigating air emissions leak at Chemours

RALEIGH — The state Department of Environmental Quality is investigating reports of an air emissions leak at Chemours’ Fayetteville facili...

November 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Friday night football

NCHSAA PlayoffsSecond round***East Bladen 68Greene Central 28***Greene Central 15-6-7-0 — 28East Bladen 28-14-20-6 — 68***Highlights: For ...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Wooten, Eagles explode for 68-28 win over Greene Central

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen’s ground game chewed up 569 yards Friday, led by Xavier Wooten’s 320 yards and six touchdowns on 28 carr...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Support urged for Strait

Support urged for Strait

Dear Eagle Family,Out of all the high school senior athletes in the Carolinas, Caleb Strait, is one of 88 to be chosen to play in the Shrine Bowl̵...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Trend? College football players pop the question on-field

Carlos Correa seems to have started something.The Houston shortstop melted hearts when he proposed to girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez on the field after...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Eagles to face Greene Central air, ground attack

ELIZABETHTOWN — On the heels of last week’s 39-33 win over James Kenan in the first round of the state’s Class 2-A East playoffs, Ea...

November 15th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Bladen County veteran recognized

Bladen County veteran recognized

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bennett McDowell, 87, of Elizabetown was recognized on Wednesday during the 12th annual Bladen County Veteran’s Day Ceremo...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Health department inspects 39 food sites

Health department inspects 39 food sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 39 inspections of food establishments during the month of October.Follo...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Making meals ahead of time a worthy idea

Making meals ahead of time a worthy idea

Does your family ever text you about 4:30 p.m. and ask “What’s for dinner?” Instead of grabbing fast food on the way home from work,...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Smith, Greene to wed in May 2018

Smith, Greene to wed in May 2018

Ty Smith of Harrisburg and Beverly Smith of Salisbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Mariah Smith of Oak Island, to Adam Hobby Green...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Class of 1957 reunites

Class of 1957 reunites

TAR HEEL — On June 17, the Tar Heel High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 60th class reunion with dinner at Pier 41 restaurant in Lumberton. ...

October 27th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Dupont, county giving us no help

I hope the Bladen Journal will make it a priority to keep the citizens of our county informed about the chemical contamination of our area by DuPont/C...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Highs, lowswithin local,national news

HIGH: Residents of Bladenboro should be feeling pretty good about the fiscal health of their town after the recent audit, especially given the fact th...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Road leads back to public TV

Road leads back to public TV

I could always hear John McLaughlin long before I could see him.The larger-than-life former Jesuit priest, Nixon speechwriter, and host of the “...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Writer only tells part of the story

Every time I read one of Ray Shamlin’s letters I am amazed by his claimed firsthand knowledge of what America’s Founding Fathers thought, ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Low turnoutindicative ofongoing trend

A number of news outlets were touting the increases in voter turnout in some North Carolina counties for last week’s municipal elections, but th...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Why we fight for freedom

Why we fight for freedom

I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain teacher, or som...

November 13th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Elizabethtown family gets $15,000 for service dog

Elizabethtown family gets $15,000 for service dog

ELIZABETHTOWN – For several years, Anita Autry, a resident of Elizabethtown, has been trying to find the money to secure an autism service dog f...

August 7th, 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 |  


State’s jobless rate drops in June

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from May’s re...

July 25th, 2017 |  


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