High school footballis a revered timeof year for all of us

The sore muscles and newness of those initial pre-season practices are behind them; the workman-like preparation for the scrimmages are past; and the ...

August 14th, 2015 |  


It was supposed to be different

It was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 8th, 2015 |  


BIC effort a worthy one

BIC effort a worthy one

Perhaps you’ve heard the radio commercials, perhaps you’ve heard the rumors from a teacher friend or perhaps you’ve seen it while sc...

August 7th, 2015 |  


State’s newest claimis worthy of someserious debate

Never let it be said that North Carolina backs away from a controversy.During the same week that the state began requiring moped owners to obtain lice...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Coach extends thanks for community support

It’s been about a week since the West Bladen High School baseball team returned from Guntersville, Alabama, after playing four games in the Dixi...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Farmer’s marketdeserves supportof local growers

Anyone who took the time to read Staff Writer Erin Smith’s story on Page 1A of Friday’s Bladen Journal (“Downtown centerpiece”...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Hero on wrong side of history

Hero on wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero?After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has now given disturbing d...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


My family has done stuff

My family has done stuff

There are numerous things, especially things of significance, that I can’t take credit for. But my family can.The Vincents, and all the branches...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Thoughts about the man, Bruce Jenner

I will always remember Bruce Jenner as Bruce Jenner.When I was a younger guy, I watched him on television as an Olympic athlete and after that on cere...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Sales tax formulagives short stickto rural counties

Some have argued that the lines that have been drawn in Raleigh are less Republican vs. Democrat and conservative vs. liberal than they are urban vs. ...

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |