Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Sun, 24 May 2015 16:09:05 EST 1800 TAKE TWO http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153655173/TAKE-TWO ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Relay for Life event is set to get underway Saturday, May 30, at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field, with set-up beginning at 8 a.m. The event will now be a one-day event and will end at about 11... Sun, 24 May 2015 15:01:11 EST Second annual trail ride for St. Jude on tap http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153665069/Second-annual-trail-ride-for-St.-Jude-on-tap WHITE LAKE — The second annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride & Lunch will take place Saturday in the Bladen Lakes State Forest at Singletary Loop Trail just off N.C. 53 East near White Lake from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 19:26:11 EST E’town firefighters respond to house fire http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153666385/Etown-firefighters-respond-to-house-fire ELIZABETHTOWN _- The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 234 Sand Pit Road on Thursday. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:56:11 EST Carolina Crossroads now taking applicants http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153661703/Carolina-Crossroads-now-taking-applicants ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Camp E-Tik-Etu has sprung back to life in the form of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The former site of an Eckerd-style youth camp is now home to a 42-day program for men who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:01:11 EST Unconditional love not unconditional surrender http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153562026/Unconditional-love-not-unconditional-surrender Even if one makes only a cursory reading of the Old Testament, that reading is sure to uncover the fact that ancient peoples were fond of building memorials. In the oldest of times, these places were called “gilgals.” A... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:36:13 EST Thunderstorms briefly hammer Bladen County http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153654387/Thunderstorms-briefly-hammer-Bladen-County A line of severe thunderstorms that crossed through the region on Thursday afternoon brought with it at least one tornado that touched down in Columbus County. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:16:13 EST East Arcadia students visit biology lab at BCC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153635874/East-Arcadia-students-visit-biology-lab-at-BCC DUBLIN – Eighth-grade students from East Arcadia School participated in a biology lab field trip to Bladen Community College on Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:36:11 EST BCC remembers Williams at tree dedication http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153635708/BCC-remembers-Williams-at-tree-dedication DUBLIN – Bladen Community College remembered Essic McCauley Williams Jr. on Thursday, May 14, with the planting and dedication of a dogwood tree near the Essic Williams Administrative Building. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:11 EST Rouzer proposes dismantling the Education Dept. http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153609243/Rouzer-proposes-dismantling-the-Education-Dept. WASHINGTON, D.C. — If U.S. Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) has his way, the federal Department of Educatyion will soon be a thing of the past. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:11:11 EST Commissioners, School Board to hold joint meeting http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153632483/Commissioners-School-Board-to-hold-joint-meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners and the Bladen County Board of Education will have a special joint meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:56:11 EST Memorial Day closings announced http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153579389/Memorial-Day-closings-announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Memorial Day holiday.Those include: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:51:12 EST Cummings tabbed as UNCP chancellor http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/153637580/Cummings-tabbed-as-UNCP-chancellor CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:12 EST Keynote speaker http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153613972/Keynote-speaker Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker spoke about the importance of trust during the 23rd annual memorial service held by the Robeson County Executive Law Enforcement Officers Association honoring fallen law enforcement officers on... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:01:14 EST BCC to offer free seminars in June http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153610371/BCC-to-offer-free-seminars-in-June DUBLIN — During the month of June, the Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering the following seminars to the public. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:51:12 EST County hears health department accreditation status http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153590086/County-hears-health-department-accreditation-status ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners were briefed by Health and Human Services Agency Director Cris Harrelson regarding the Bladen County Health Department on Monday. Tue, 19 May 2015 15:16:12 EST Johnston selected to serve as state president of NCATA http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/153581545/Johnston-selected-to-serve-as-state-president-of-NCATA CLARKTON — William Johnston has plenty to be excited about. He was just recently elected as state president of the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants, as well as having the distinction of being the first male to ever hold the... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:16:12 EST VFW Post 8062 to distribute Buddy Poppies http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153583446/VFW-Post-8062-to-distribute-Buddy-Poppies ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8062 will be distributing Buddy Poppies in front of Tractor Supply and the Elizabethtown Walmart from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Tue, 19 May 2015 11:56:11 EST Town installs bike lanes on King Street http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153518993/Town-installs-bike-lanes-on-King-Street ELIZABETHTOWN — For folks who enjoy pedaling their way into town, the trip just got a little easier with the recent installation of new bike lanes on King Street. Tue, 19 May 2015 10:01:26 EST ‘HONOR FLIGHT’ http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153561402/HONOR-FLIGHT WHITE LAKE — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a free showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Camp Clearwater, 2038 White Lake Drive in Elizabethtown. The showing is open to the... Tue, 19 May 2015 05:31:11 EST Breakfast chat with U.S. Rep. Rouzer set http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/153557094/Breakfast-chat-with-U.S.-Rep.-Rouzer-set ELIZABETHTOWN — Congressman David Rouzer will be in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, May 26, for a “Breakfast with the Congressman” for the public to discuss issues and concerns. 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