Church, town at odds over sewer tap-in fees

As a subscriber of the Bladen Journal, I attest to this newspaper’s connective and collaborative powers that benefit the citizens of Bladen and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Time to tend to Roger’s care package

There is a chill in the air and a subtle transformation is beginning to take place as we leave summer and move into autumn. We see the leaves are turn...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Well, we were warned

The tag-line at the end of his columns begins: “Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist in the De...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Peterson turns back on county residents

The chairman of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners has publicly stated that the board is considering using taxpayer’s monies to take legal...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Who broke immigration laws?

Behind the news of the devastating hurricane just passed, and the possibly more devastating hurricane coming, the “Dreamers” are dominatin...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Irma threat brings new fears

Even before Hurricane Harvey landed, I found myself thinking about our experience of Hurricane Matthew and the ongoing recovery work. One thing that w...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Opioid epidemic is rampant

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Most fed up with the Left

The viewpoint expressed by Robert Currie, Jr. of Laurinburg (‘A solution to presidential protection’) is not only absurd, it’s entir...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Who pays or who collects?

Recently, news coverage has been consumed with America’s white supremacist’s choice for president, Donald Trump, and his threat to shut do...

August 28th, 2017 |  


A solution to presidential protection

As I have said and written so many times — a picture may paint 1,000 words, but a political cartoon can sketch a million.Our local newspaperR...

August 24th, 2017 |