Bladen Journal- RSS opinion Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:19:00 EST 1800 (No heading) We wanted to be sure and take the time to send out most sincere congratulations to the town of Elizabethtown for the wonderful weekend of events recently. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:45:07 EST Positive numbers While enrollment in area community colleges appears to be lagging, the same isn't true for Bladen Community College, where numbers are looking strong and could even surpass last fall's record-breaking figure. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:28 EST A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court? President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.Not really, of course. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:26:03 EST Thank you to Brian Campbell Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:56:11 EST God’s got you covered Don't you just love it, love it, LOVE IT when God 'shows off' his ability to provide for your needs? I know I do. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:12:03 EST Content with loss of freedom Maybe it's just me, but it seems most Americans are fairly content with the progressive losing of their freedom. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:53:04 EST Why open government really matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:28:06 EST Blowing smoke The star witness in the prosecution of the athletics programs at the University of North Carolina is in fact guilty of a literary offense she accused some Tar Heel athletes of — plagiarism. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:33 EST Thanks for weekend success A patriotic and strong thank-you to all who participated in the Battle of Elizabethtown weekend. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:11:13 EST Worthwhile discussion Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:24 EST Remembering the Negro Leagues “He is number 42,” I said. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:09 EST Is economy inherently recession prone? Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives – earning an income, spending, investing and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have some time left over, we try to have fun! Businesses face similar choices about production,... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:12:04 EST Auspicious evening for the Ricks family On April 23 at “The Cary” in Cary, one of Bladen County's native sons, Luin B. Ricks, was posthumously among those honored with a documentary titled “The Satellite Men.” Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:02:05 EST Awning arrogance Perhaps the very best time to jump into a fight is before the two combatants ever put up their fists to duke it out.Right now, it's just a staring contest, so we're jumping in. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:01:44 EST Sobering setback The Bladen County Board of Commissioners got a bit ahead of itself last week when it decided to vote on putting the on-premises sale of beer and wine on the November ballot. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:01:25 EST Voller, Glover meet with union On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to join acclaimed television and film actor Danny Glover as he met with workers and Democratic leaders at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1208 Union Hall in Tar Heel. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:53:03 EST Fixing a failing government As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails — and that we need to address this. What's odd is that while the frequent... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:33:05 EST Pay raise North Carolina's teachers have provided a good lesson for those who sit in their classrooms: If you want something bad enough, don't stop chasing it. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:02:09 EST The slosh bucket and outhouse What are two memories from your childhood that really stands out in your mind? One of mine would have to be the time I tested the sharpness of a razor blade by running the blade up and down one arm of my family's brand new, first ever, leather... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 19:26:15 EST America, love it or lose it Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of listening to a sermon by Jimmy Strole, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, that would serve as a reminder to many of us elderly folks, but could easily be the first time our younger generation has ever heard... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 07:26:03 EST