Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:54:17 EST 1800 Second annual VGP Fashion Show set for Lu Mil Vineyard ELIZABETHTOWN – Locally owned and operated Vanessa G. Photography will be hosting its second annual VGP Fashion Show fundraiser event at LuMil Vineyard on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:56:10 EST E’town Fire to hold movie night ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a movie night on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. at the fire station located on Swanzy Street. Admission is $2 for children under 14 years of age and $3 for anyone over... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:12 EST Lady Knights whip Midway DUNN — Nicole Wyatt twirled a three-hitter, Alanna Ludlum muscled a long triple and the Lady Knights otherwise used a bunting offense to hand Midway a 7-1 Four County Conference loss on Friday. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:41:11 EST Knights boot game against Midway DUNN — West Bladen's Knights went up against Midway's No. 1 hurler on Friday, scratching him for just four hits and committing six errors en route to a 7-0 Four County Conference loss. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:21:28 EST Sheriff warns of telephone scame ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker is warning residents about a telephone scam currently taking place in the county. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:11:12 EST USDA reminds farmers to certify conservation compliance WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA service center by... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:11:11 EST Smokey seduces Crown crowd Sensual. Intimate. Stimulating. Libidinous. Sexual. The Crown Theatre was oozing with all of that and more Thursday night when Motown legend Smokey Robinson took the stage for the finale of the 79th annual Community Concert Series. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:26:14 EST Downtown E’town suffers power outage ELIZABETHTOWN — A power outage struck the downtown area in Elizabethtown on Wednesday afternoon, plunging the business district into total darkness for about 16 minutes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:26:13 EST Wrong number lands man in jail ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:01:11 EST SPECIAL DAY ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:36:11 EST Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary James “Jimmy” Tatum and Vonda Butler Tatum of Bladenboro recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:41:11 EST Knights knock off East in tennis ELIZABETHTOWN — The West Bladen boys tennis team handed cross-county rival East Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss on Thursday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:11:11 EST Suggs homers twice to lead Lady Eagles ELIZABETHTOWN — Lacey Suggs usual game from the batter's box is to eagle-eye a walk, steal a base or two and bring a run home for the Lady Eagles. On Thursday, she changed that up dramatically, slugging a pair of home runs to lift East... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:01:11 EST Coates, Eagles cruise past Union ELIZABETHTOWN — Alex Coates followed up his perfect game on Monday with a two-hitter over a split six innings to help lead East Bladen to a 9-4 win over visiting Union High on Thursday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:31:11 EST Look for God’s smile Over the last two years the world has combated the largest Ebola epidemic in history. And the current upsurge, beginning in West Africa in 2013, continues even though it has fallen off the front pages of our newspapers. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:36:11 EST SNAP Sign-Up Day set for region ATLANTA, Ga. — On Wednesday, April 22, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service will join North Carolina State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLinkTM to host a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Merchant Sign-up Day. American consumers... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:21:11 EST SPORTS BRIEFS … East Bladen Reverse Raffle, Steak Dinner***ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual East Bladen High Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 9. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:26:11 EST Got to Be NC Festival is May 15-17 at State Fairgrounds RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds with a full lineup of food, entertainment and family fun May 15-17. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:01:12 EST Trading inflation for growth It wasn't supposed to happen this way. After years of creating money out of thin air – a unique ability of the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) – we were supposed to be seeing significantly higher inflation by now. Economists,... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:01:12 EST E’town Middle names its honor students Elizabethtown Middle School recently released the names of its honor roll students for the third-quarter.Fifth grade Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:21:13 EST