Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:15:38 EST 1800 Christmas holiday closings announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Christmas holiday.Those include: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:08:02 EST Special hats bring spirit of Christmas TAR HEEL — The students and staff at Plain View Primary School were treated to a special Christmas present on Wednesday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:02:02 EST Struggling with rural health care In health care, rural America is the sickly, neglected stepchild: More hypertension, more diabetes, more suicides, more serious accidents that are more often fatal, more uninsured patients, more people on Medicare, and fewer physicians. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:53:02 EST Good things happening in Bladen schools ELIZABETHTOWN – In our first article of this series we introduced you to some of the good things happening at Bladen Lakes Primary, Bladenboro Middle, and Elizabethtown Primary. We also briefly talked about the importance of having good schools... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:28:08 EST Winning partnership Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:28:05 EST Remembrance Rescue Project visits E’town ELIZABETHTOWN — A traveling memorial to the firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC is now proudly on display at the Elizabethtown Fire Department. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:26:03 EST Cadets tour famous battleship WILMINGTON — On Thursday, Dec. 11, the East Bladen High School “Eagle Battalion” made a trip to the USS North Carolina Battleship on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:23:08 EST Elf Angels bring joy to local families ELIZABETHTOWN — 'Tis the season to do good things for others and to pay it forward en masse. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:06 EST Peace begins at home In December 2001, the Jews of Afghanistan celebrated their first Hanukah free of the Taliban in almost a decade. It was a small celebration, for there were only two Jews left in the entire country — only two — and each one celebrated the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:34:03 EST New store offers variety of vapor, tobacco products ELIZABETHOWN — A new business has opened up recently in Elizabethtown offering vaporizers and tobacco products. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:30:03 EST Lu Mil lights up Christmas DUBLIN — The annual Festival of Lights is underway at Lu Mil Vineyard.You can read more about the show, visiting with Santa and enjoying a delicious country buffet in Erin Smith's story, Lu Mil lights dazzle visitors” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:07:06 EST Festival of Lights dazzles visitors DUBLIN — While temperatures were mild, smiles abounded at Lu Mil Vineyard as folks began arriving Wednesday for the annual Festival of Lights. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:02:03 EST USDA improves forest health WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:31:03 EST Three-judge panel for Sledge hearing announced RALEIGH — Joseph Sledge is seeing the wheels of justice slowly beginning to grind forward as he moves closer to possible freedom. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:46:03 EST BCC spring registration draws near Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:31:07 EST SBI charges former court official Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:31:05 EST Toy drive yields huge haul for Bladen children ELIZABETHTOWN — Some children in Bladen County will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the staff of Schultz-Ellis Chiropractic. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:26:05 EST McIntyre bids Congress farewell Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:02:04 EST Students being tested The West Bladen High School Public Safety classes have been involved in testing to gain certification under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:56:08 EST First South Bank opens its doors in Elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN — Customers of the former Bank of America found a new name but the same friendly faces on Monday when they arrived to transact business. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:11:04 EST