Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:18:07 EST 1800 Creating more bird habitat opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151515491/Creating-more-bird-habitat-opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:12 EST Rouzer sets county office hours http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151518047/Rouzer-sets-county-office-hours WASHINGTON – Freshman Congressman David Rouzer (North Carolina) announced recently that his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th Congressional District. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:56:11 EST SBI reopens investigation into 1976 murders http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515574/SBI-reopens-investigation-into-1976-murders RALEIGH — On the heels of Friday's release of Joseph Sledge from prison after he was exonerated for a double-murder in Bladen County, the State Bureau of Investigation has reopened the investigation into the 1976 murders of Josephine and... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:11:13 EST Horse, tack auction set for Feb. 2 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515769/Horse-tack-auction-set-for-Feb.-2 LUMBERTON – The Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center will host a horse and tack auction on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Pavilion. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST BCC president weighs in on Obama tuition plan http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151515348/BCC-president-weighs-in-on-Obama-tuition-plan DUBLIN — Bladen Community College President William Findt agrees with the idea proposed by President Barack Obama that students have two years of education beyond high school. Findt says it is now virtually a requirement that those entering the... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:56:13 EST Bladenboro set to unveil new community building http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151461604/Bladenboro-set-to-unveil-new-community-building BLADENBORO — The town of Bladenboro will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new community building on Friday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the ribbon-cutting. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:56:11 EST Fundraiser to help with service dog purchase http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151462346/Fundraiser-to-help-with-service-dog-purchase AMMON — Windsor United Methodist Church will be the site of a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. to assist Steven Amberson in obtaining a service dog. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:12 EST Hawes knows the local heads well http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/151460314/Hawes-knows-the-local-heads-well ELIZABETHTOWN —For 50 years, Dennis Hawes' scissors have clacked around the heads of countless patrons at Bridgers Barber Shop in downtown Elizabethtown. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:01:11 EST Judges reverse Sledge’s murder convictions http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/151468589/Judges-reverse-Sledges-murder-convictions WHITEVILLE — Nearly four decades in state prison has come to an end for Joseph Sledge. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:31:11 EST High-school report cards delayed http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news_education/151465275/High-school-report-cards-delayed ELIZABETHTOWN — Report cards are scheduled to go home with all students on Monday, Jan. 26, however there will be a delay in high school report cards. This is due to a delay in scoring from the NC DPI. The NC DPI must finalize all grades before... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:16:12 EST Investigators make drug arrest in Bladenboro http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/151463826/Investigators-make-drug-arrest-in-Bladenboro BLADENBORO — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office teamed up with North Carolina Probation on a search at a residence on Holly Britt Court in Bladenboro after receiving numerous complaints about drug activity. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:21:11 EST Good things happening in the schools http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151462874/Good-things-happening-in-the-schools ELIZABETHTOWN – As we come to the last two feature articles in our five-part series and prepare for the rollout of state assessment results, our hope is that we've stimulated discussions about the good things happening in our schools. In... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:12 EST Davis: Rotary assisting with Ebola fight http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151459909/Davis:-Rotary-assisting-with-Ebola-fight ELIZABETHTOWN — Mike Davis, a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, gave an update at the club's weekly meeting on the Ebola outbreak and Rotary's involvement. To date there have been 8,500 deaths due to Ebola. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:56:11 EST Money … what it’s really good for http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151378607/Money--what-its-really-good-for There is a single word that has overtaken contemporary US society, one concept that defines life in 21st century America: Security. Before you complete your online purchase, please establish a “secure” connection. Buy this alarm system or... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:36:12 EST NC Aquaculture Development Conference planned http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151439846/NC-Aquaculture-Development-Conference-planned RALEIGH – The 2015 N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference will be held in New Bern, Feb. 25-28. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:51:12 EST BCC Trustees to meet Friday, January 23 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151446779/BCC-Trustees-to-meet-Friday-January-23 The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Learning Enhancement Center (Building 8). Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:51:11 EST County, DSS discuss fraud, foster care http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151426844/County-DSS-discuss-fraud-foster-care ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners learned about several serious issues plaguing the Bladen County Department of Social Services on Tuesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:41:11 EST Shelter sees good report for 2013 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151417016/Shelter-sees-good-report-for-2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Animal Shelter saw 393 cats and 849 dogs adopted to new homes in 2013, according to the most recent Public Animal Shelter Report. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:01:13 EST La Vere to kick off BCC Writers Series http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151423907/La-Vere-to-kick-off-BCC-Writers-Series DUBLIN — Bladen Community College will kick off its 2015 spring semester Writers Series programs on Tuesday, Jan. 26, with a program featuring author and history Professor David La Vere. He will present a program centering on the Tuscarora War... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:26:12 EST Ag Forum set for Feb. 5 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151396707/Ag-Forum-set-for-Feb.-5 RALEIGH – The potential for North Carolina's two largest industries – agriculture and the military – to work together will be highlighted at the 10th annual Ag Development Forum on Feb. 5 at the State Fairgrounds. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:46:11 EST