Mustangs show their backside

Mustangs show their backside

For the second straight season, the West Bladen varsity foodball team watched as the opponent showed a tremendous amount of disrespect. In short, they...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Taking a knee is simply disrespectful

This nation was built on Judeo-Christian beliefs. We all should be looking back at those beliefs when we talk about the things that are happening in o...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Tax reform is long overdue

Tax reform is long overdue

In the year Washington last updated the tax code, “Crocodile Dundee” was in theaters, “Walk Like An Egyptian” was a No. 1 hit,...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Should North Carolina bid for Amazon?

Should North Carolina bid for Amazon?

When I joined the faculty of North Carolina State University four decades ago, buying books – an occupational necessity for academics – wa...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Roger’s Wishkicks off forthe fifth year

October is a special time for the Bladen Journal. It’s the one month each year that we open our doors to those in our county who are generous an...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Property rights have economic payoff

Property rights have economic payoff

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we star...

September 27th, 2017 |  


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 |  


Residents shouldstep up to solveschool dilemma

Y’all know the old saying: “If you’re making everyone happy, you’re not doing your job.” That applies to any line of wor...

September 26th, 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 |  


Reforming health care is critical

Reforming health care is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 25th, 2017 |