Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:40:53 EST 1800 New fees for poultry farmers RALEIGH – North Carolina poultry growers who want to join the National Poultry Improvement Plan and receive a registration number will have to pay a $50 registration fee plus 10 cents per bird tested beginning Oct. 1. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:10:09 EST Commissioners make advisory board appointments ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners took up a light agenda on Monday, one that included a flurry of advisory board appointments. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:19:08 EST Contingency plans should be at the ready Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:23:03 EST Local students take part in state’s Troopers Program ELIZABETHTOWN — Two Bladen County students recently attended a program sponsored by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:45:06 EST Eagles get ‘W’ in OT, 4-2 BURGAW — East Bladen scored a goal in each of the overtime periods on Monday to hand Pender County a 4-2 Four County Conference loss. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST Seriously shortchanged The lawyers for Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown aren't satisfied that they have been exonerated and — after spending 30 years in prison for heinous crimes that evidence suggests they not only didn't commit but should... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:01:25 EST For Better Living: 12 Tasty Salad Toppers Sometimes people think green salad = lettuce = blah. Not so. The only limits to exciting salads are limits of the imagination. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:19 EST Federal grant to help conserve red-cockaded woodpeckers RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has received $1.1 million in federal funds to conserve red-cockaded woodpeckers and longleaf pine habitat in the Sandhills region. The grant came to the Wildlife Commission as part of $35 million... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:46:08 EST Dublin set to host the Peanut Festival DUBLIN —Peanuts will take center stage when the 22nd annual Dublin Peanut Festival is held Saturday at Dublin Elementary School. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:42:08 EST Bell ringing set for Wednesday ELIZABETHTOWN — At precisely 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, towns and counties across the United States will ring bells in honor of Constitution Week. Folks in the county will also hear the peeling of the bell from the Bladen County Courthouse... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:28:10 EST Domestic violence a common occurrence Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice may be the latest celebrity face of domestic violence following the public release of video footage showing him hitting his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator, knocking her unconscious. But a vast... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:58:09 EST Clarkton toasts newest business CLARKTON — A new business has opened in Clarkton on Elm Street, and a grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:40:06 EST Bladenboro man charged with felony child abuse BLADENBORO — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Bladenboro man and charged him with crimes against a child. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:31:06 EST Whiteville whips West on the pitch DUBLIN — The Knights of West Bladen were held scoreless over the final 65 minutes of Thursday's non-conference match against Whiteville and suffered a 6-1 loss on the pitch. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:06:08 EST Knights pull off big comeback win ST. PAULS — A 28-yard “Hail Mary” pass by West Bladen quarterback Colby Lewis, some of whose flight came after time had expired in Thursday's game, was hauled in by Stefon McDonald at the 3 yard line and resulted in the... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:06:07 EST Annual ‘Roger’s Wish’ kicks off today ELIZABETHTOWN — With the approaching fall and winter months expected to be colder than the 2013-14 season, the second annual “Roger's Wish” collection of blankets and sleeping bags couldn't come at a better... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:28:04 EST ‘Love is the final word’ This is the first year of the official Sept. 11 Museum and Memorial. Located underground, on the foundation stones of the World Trade Center Towers, it contains more than 10,000 artifacts of the day, 23,000 pictures, and an archive of more than 500... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:34:08 EST Baltimore bully OK, in the domestic violence case surrounding Ray Rice, all of the assumptions were correct. Thanks to a graphic video released on Monday, the world saw the former Baltimore Ravens running back slug his then-fiancee and drag the unconscious woman out... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:01:30 EST Sun Valley nips East Bladen ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen couldn't overcome first-half fumblitis, a huge Sun Valley line and a poor spot on a crucial fourth-down play late in the game Thursday, and lost the non-conference game by a 26-20 verdict. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:02:07 EST Student’s death being investigated by SBI BLADENBORO — The death of a 17-year-old West Bladen High student on Aug. 29 is being investigated jointly by the Bladenboro Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:22:12 EST