Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:29:32 EST 1800 Welcome to the NEW Bladen Journal website The Bladen Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights ready for Clash of the Carolinas to open World Series DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights are just a day away from the Clash of the Carolinas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thompson plays in East-West game GREENSBORO — West Bladen graduate Courtney Thompson logged some minutes on the court for the East All-Stars on Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum in the annual East-West basketball showcase, a game won by the West squad, 82-68. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County honors employees for longevity ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County board of Commissioners honored several employees on Monday night for their years of service to the county. All totaled there was 45 years of knowledge and service that were celebrated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown students receives scholarship RALEIGH —Local Government Federal Credit Union proudly congratulates Brooke Smith, who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Baxley on staff at White Lake clinic WHITE LAKE — The Southeastern Medical Clinic at White Lake has a new family nurse practitioner. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s deputies discover meth lab BLADENBORO — While deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office were attempting to locate a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants, they stumbled upon an even bigger take. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks for the memories As I sat by the third base dugout at Leinwand park a few weeks back, I was overwhelmed with emotion as I realized that I was watching the last few pitches of my youngest son's illustrious baseball career. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board hears from judge ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a closed session on Monday night for a matter of cleint attorney privilidge. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:00 EST Saquan slugs second home run SPOKANE. Wash. — Squan Johnson hit his second home run of the season on Sunday, capping a solid weekend that saw the East Bladen graduate go 4-for-12 and raise his batting average to .179 on the season. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Feeding the masses Beginning with the next Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A truly memorable weekend A trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania this past weekend restored my belief that there are still good people out there, that God does have a plan that will amaze us and he always puts special people in our paths. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Love is the worthiest of journeys Here we are, deep in the throes of the rituals of summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kidnapping brought to a succesful close ELIZABETHTOWN — A 23-year-old man who was abducted in South Carolina and being held in Cumberland County is free, thanks to the efforts of several area law enforcement agencies and the FBI. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff”s Office handled a total of 60 calls for assistance from the public between July 9 and July 16. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown man charged with attempted murder ELIZABETHTOWN — While Elizabethtown police officers were investigating another crime scene on Sunday at about 1:38 a.m., gunshots rung out from someplace nearby. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Driver arrested after striking pedestrian. ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was hit by a vehicle as he walked along Quail Street in Elizabethtown, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested on drug and driving charges. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Education mulls moving to GPS based system for buses ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education had a relatively quick and easy meeting this week.Topping the agenda was the discussion of a new GPS based bus system. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST E'town can join state health plan ELIZABETHTOWN — A North Carolina Senate Bill was ratified on Tuesday that will allow employees of the town of Elizabethtown and the town of Matthew to participate in the state's health insurance plan. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SeHealth recognized for employee wellness programs LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health (SeHealth) has been awarded 2014 Excellence Recognition by Prevention Partners, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, as part of the WorkHealthy America initiative. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST