Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:57:06 EST 1800 Operation Medicine Drop a succes in county http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50805314/Operation-Medicine-Drop-a-succes-in-county Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:28:05 EST Bladenboro Primary celebrates milk http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50797757/Bladenboro-Primary-celebrates-milk BLADENBORO – There was plenty of mooing going on at Bladenboro Primary School recently in celebration of World School Milk Day. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:11:06 EST Bennett, Lewis crowned 2014 queen, king at West http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50796577/Bennett-Lewis-crowned-2014-queen-king-at-West DUBLIN — When the buzzer sounded to mark the end of the first half of Friday's football game between West Bladen and Union, not many Knights fans moved from the stands. Instead, they awaited the introductions of the homecoming queen... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:26:06 EST For Better Living: How Bad is Trans Fat? http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle/50778423/For-Better-Living:-How-Bad-is-Trans-Fat Scientific research shows that consumption of saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” levels. This increases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). According to the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:24 EST Will North Carolina continue to urbanize? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50778097/Will-North-Carolina-continue-to-urbanize North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. There were a couple of reasons for this. It wasn't that long ago that a significant share of people worked on... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:26:06 EST Bladen entrepreneurs can make pitch for ‘Shark Tank’ http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50778493/Bladen-entrepreneurs-can-make-pitch-for-Shark-Tank ELIZABETHTOWN — When it comes to the business world, would you be considered a shark? Do you think you have a potential business and rock-solid business plan — but lack capital — that might capture the attention of a heavy-hitting... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:28:04 EST Safety should be No. 1 priority for bow hunters http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50777490/Safety-should-be-No.-1-priority-for-bow-hunters RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:29:03 EST Early voters will have four locations to choose from beginning Oct. 23 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50782078/Four-One-Stop-voting-locations-will-be-available-for-early-voters ELIZABETHTOWN — As voters are slowly making up their minds about the plethora of candidates seeking elected office on Nov. 4, the Bladen County Board of Elections office is also gearing up for a busy early voting period. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:52:11 EST Be sure to cry out to God http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50777704/Be-sure-to-cry-out-to-God Do you talk to God? I sure hope you do. And I say this because, quite frankly, if I didn't have God to talk with … I don't know how I would survive. For there's no way I could cope in this world without God's presence and... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:34:04 EST D’Vine Foods proposes expansion for Taylor Manufacturing location http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50776997/DVine-Foods-clears-its-first-hurdle-for-a-big-expansion ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Planning Board approved plans for the construction of a 30,000-square-foot commercial industrial building on South Poplar Street for D'Vine Foods on Monday, Sept. 22. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:58:07 EST Eagles rush to 35-13 win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50780991/Eagles-rush-to-35-13-win ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen got more than 500 combined yards rushing from three players and broke open a close halftime score with three second-half touchdowns to beat visiting Midway, 35-13, in the Four County Conference opener on... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:21:07 EST Knights earn 50-21 homecoming win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50780899/Knights-earn-50-21-homecoming-win DUBLIN — After a delay for fire ants in the east end zone, which was chalked over by Athletics Director Kim Cain, the West Bladen homecoming crowd was witness to a 50-21 shellacking of Union in the Four County Conference's... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:11:03 EST Cigarette heist lands smoker behind bars http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/50780403/Cigarette-heist-lands-smoker-behind-bars ELIZABETHTOWN — An attempt to soothe a nicotine craving temporarily landed an Elizabethtown man in jail, where smoking is forbidden. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:31:04 EST Lady Eagles turn tables on Clinton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50776834/Lady-Eagles-turn-tables-on-Clinton CLINTON — The Lady Eagles and Lady Dark Horses engaged in another down-to-the-wire volleyball matchup on Thursday, with each of the four games producing a nail-biter outcome. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:16:06 EST The Pearl of Great Price is the treasure of the soul http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50722205/The-Pearl-of-Great-Price-is-the-treasure-of-the-soul John Steinbeck was one of America's most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending upon our perspective), one of Steinbeck's... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:34:08 EST Dad, Diamond and a decade http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50700233/Dad-Diamond-and-a-decade It's been 10 years now since my father passed away, and for a variety of reasons, memories about my dad have been shooting through my mind like solar flares. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:58:04 EST Phenomenal festival http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50734030/Phenomenal-festival The annual Dublin Peanut Festival is now in the books, and it may very well go down as the best of its 22-year run for many reasons. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:01:19 EST Peak-season soil fee period announced for 2014-2015 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50762854/Peak-season-soil-fee-period-announced-for-2014-2015 RALEIGH – Growers and home gardeners or landscapers are reminded to send in their soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Agronomic Services Lab by Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. to avoid upcoming peak-season... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:05 EST Scholarship program seeking applicants http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50751839/Scholarship-program-seeking-applicants WASHINGTON, D.C. – Approximately 600 scholarships are available for the 2015-16 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:58:12 EST Eagles have a score to settle http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50731952/Eagles-have-a-score-to-settle ELIZABETHTOWN — A year ago, East Bladen's Eagles were at the end of a 1-3 non-conference schedule with all kinds of hopes for a positive start in the Four County Conference. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:35:06 EST