Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:47:08 EST 1800 Blue Monday Shad Fry set for April 6 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152693207/Blue-Monday-Shad-Fry-set-for-April-6 EAST ARCADIA — The Blue Monday Shad Fry, the official Shad Fry of North Carolina, will begin at 11 a.m. in East Arcadia at the Lock and Dam No. 1. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:16:11 EST Teacher Honor Society meets http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152684735/Teacher-Honor-Society-meets ELIZABETHTOWN — The Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Women Educators of Bladen County met at San Jose Restaurant on Feb. 19. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:01:13 EST (No heading) http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter/152685689/ WILMINGTON — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Wilmington Police Department and United States Marshall's Service teamed up on an arrest of a Wilmington man who has been charged with several sex crimes in Bladen... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:01:12 EST Duke Energy Science Night held at Bladenboro Primary http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152682524/Duke-Energy-Science-Night-held-at-Bladenboro-Primary BLADENBORO — Bladenboro Primary School hosted a Science Night for third- and fourth-grade students and their families on Thursday, March 26. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:41:12 EST E’town board begins to look at upcoming budget issues http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152683710/Etown-board-begins-to-look-at-upcoming-budget-issues ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Town Council held a budget retreat at White Lake last week and got their first glimpse of upcoming budget issues. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:16:13 EST Sprucing up http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152683375/Sprucing-up Employees with the town of Elizabethtown spruce up for spring by tossing and raking new mulch on the landscaped areas of the downtown business district. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:21:23 EST Bright Ideas grant applications available http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152681272/Bright-Ideas-grant-applications-available BURGAW – Four County EMC and North Carolina's electric cooperatives have pledged nearly $600,000 to the state's teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2015-16 school year. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:01:12 EST USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152664282/USDA-to-Provide-$332-Million-to-Protect-and-Restore-Agricultural-Working-Lands-Grasslands-and-Wetlands WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. USDA's Natural... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:01:11 EST Board hears status of Bladen Home Health in special meeting http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152644605/Board-hears-status-of-Bladen-Home-Health-in-special-meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a special session on Monday afternoon and heard from Cris Harrelson regarding the status of the Bladen County Home Health Agency, which is currently housed in the Bladen County... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:16:12 EST Easter holiday closings announced http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152598615/Easter-holiday-closings-announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Easter holiday.Those include: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:21:12 EST Bladen native lands in Nashville http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152600672/Bladen-native-lands-in-Nashville NASHVILLE — Bladen County native Chris James is realizing his dream of making music in Nashville.James, a country music recording artist, was recently picked up on a record contract by Lamon Records. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:56:11 EST SCC Foundation to honor Crutchfield http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152605207/SCC-Foundation-to-honor-Crutchfield WHITEVILLE — Southeastern Community College and the SCC Foundation play a major role in the life of Richard L. Crutchfield Sr. and Crutchfield's service to education has been a hallmark of his career. For that reason, the SCC Foundation... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:11:12 EST Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/152600898/Got-to-Be-NC-Festival-seeks-antique-tractors-vendors-musicians RALEIGH – Event organizers are looking for farm-equipment hobbyists, musicians and vendors interested in participating in the 2015 Got to Be NC Festival May 15-17 at the State Fairgrounds. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:11:11 EST Youth leadership camp attracts local students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152603921/Youth-leadership-camp-attracts-local-students WHITE OAK — Thirteen high school juniors demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills at Four County EMC's eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-21 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in White Oak, Bladen County. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:26:11 EST Police chief announces retirement http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152606806/Police-chief-announces-retirement ELIZABETHTOWN — A longtime Elizabethtown civil service employee announced his retirement at the town's annual budget retreat on Thursday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:13 EST Proposed Senate bill could mean more dollars for Bladen http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152598838/Proposed-Senate-bill-could-mean-more-dollars-for-Bladen RALEIGH — A proposed N.C. Senate bill called the Sales Tax Fairness Act was introduced last week and could potentially create a significant impact for Bladen County, should the bill become law. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:11 EST Ketterer accepted to dance camp in NYC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152597735/Ketterer-accepted-to-dance-camp-in-NYC WHITE LAKE — Marley Ketterer, a sophmore at East Bladen High School, was recently accepted to attend a two-week camp at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:11 EST Walgreens celebrates http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152597584/Walgreens-celebrates The management and staff of the new Walgreens on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown celebrated with members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials and the public on Thursday afternoon during a... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:01:12 EST More than a change in scenery http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152515579/More-than-a-change-in-scenery “Repent” is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:36:11 EST Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152582479/Small-Business-Center-seminars-to-highlight-business-opportunities DUBLIN — The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following no-cost seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 … Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:12 EST