Bladen Journal- RSS news Feed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:08:27 EST 1800 What is wrong with the world? “Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,” goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It's not that a society or organization... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:34:08 EST Series to mark anniversaries of hurricanes ELIZABETHTOWN — This year marks a number of notable weather-related anniversaries for the coastal areas of North Carolina, and the Bladen Journal is looking for your memories from some of those events. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:35:08 EST Bladen Schools signs partnership with BCC, N.C. iRIS for N.C. New Schools program ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Schools became one of three spokes Thursday on a wheel that will make an Early College type of program available to students. The school district joins Bladen Community College and N.C. New Schools Investing in... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:10:06 EST State seeking public input on local laws RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources are seeking input from the public about any local ordinances that might interfere with the state agencies' own... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:39:09 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office were kept busy between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 with a total of 76 calls from the public. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:58:18 EST Bladen test scores seeing improvements ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County students are making gains in most areas of the classroom, but math scores continue to be a thorny issue with district officials. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:58:12 EST U.S. News puts UNCP in the top 50 PEMBROKE – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke finished No. 1 for the diversity of its student body among master's granting universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:12:12 EST Researcher, author to present program at BCC DUBLIN — Bladen Community College's Humanities Department will present another in its 2014 Writers Series programs on Monday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in the BCC Library. The guest presenter is award-winning author, researcher and producer of... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:11:10 EST Harmony Hall to host big events WHITE OAK — Big plans are on the horizon at Harmony Hall Plantation Village in White Oak. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:56:07 EST School District to host parents meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — Parents, do you want to know more about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in children and how early intervention can help? Did you know that your high school student can enroll in college courses from... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST 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 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 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 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 Donations are trickling in for ‘Roger’s Wish’ ELIZABETHTOWN —Kathy Page, who is the director of the Bladen Crisis Assistance Food Bank, knew Roger Grunder well before he passed away last year and can't think of a better way to honor his legacy than to keep his idea of collecting... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:28:11 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