Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 03:05:52 EST 1800 Southeastern bypassed for weatherization bid http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50447313/Southeastern-bypassed-for-weatherization-bid LUMBERTON — A $1.7 million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:11:10 EST Downtown awning issue to come before board http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50460892/Downtown-awning-issue-to-come-before-board ELIZABETHTOWN — Councilmen with the Elizabethtown Town Council will meet Tuesday and deal with a relatively light agenda — except for one potentially contentious item. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:50:08 EST Service to offer new price reports for local products http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50459401/Service-to-offer-new-price-reports-for-local-products RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services' State and Federal Market News Service is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:24:04 EST Bladenboro gearing up for Fun Day on Saturday http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50459290/Bladenboro-gearing-up-for-Fun-Day-on-Saturday BLADENBORO — Folks looking for something to kick off the fall festival season need look no further than Bladenboro as they prepare for the 22nd annual Bladenboro Fun Day on Saturday. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:58:07 EST Giving back to the community http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50459895/Giving-back-to-the-community ELIZABETHTOWN — A local man has made it his mission and ministry to give back to the community that gave so much to him and his family when he was growing up. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:26:06 EST Workshop series for farmers offered http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50462195/Workshop-series-for-farmers-offered The upcoming series “Small Farm Profitability” is being offered by N.C. REAL and their community partners at the Small Business Centers and Cooperative Extensions in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:27:05 EST BCC Writers Series to kick off with Barbara Presnell http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50460227/BCC-Writers-Series-to-kick-off-with-Barbara-Presnell DUBLIN — Bladen Community College's Writers Series will present award-winning North Carolina author and lecturer Barbara Presnell in a program on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the College Library. This is the first of two Writers Series... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:09 EST (No heading) http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50415612/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:34:07 EST Chase ends with arrest http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/50452104/Chase-ends-with-arrest ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man went from the frying pan into the fire on Thursday when he left the Bladen County Courthouse and proceeded to lead lawmen on a chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:08 EST Health director on board with rural task force http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-home_top-news/50412218/Health-director-on-board-with-rural-task-force ELIZABETHTOWN — A comprehensive health action plan that focuses on solutions for the many roots of well-being disparities displayed in North Carolina's 60 rural counties is receiving a thumbs up from the Bladen County Health... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:06 EST Merchants gear up for sidewalk sales http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50431798/Merchants-gear-up-for-sidewalk-sales ELIZABETHTOWN — Picnics, sales, boating, or simply relaxing. Folks will have a variety of activities to choose from for Labor Day, whether they visit the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in Elizabethtown or whether they choose to go for a swim at... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:05 EST Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50432631/Bladen-unemployment-rate-inched-upward-in-July RALEIGH — The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:09 EST Labor Day closings announced http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50417016/Labor-Day-closings-announced The Labor Day holiday will cause government offices and others to be closed to mark the day.Those closings include: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:08 EST Travelers urged to slow down on the roads http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50412122/Travelers-urged-to-slow-down-on-the-roads RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:53:07 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/50438494/Bladen-County-Sheriffs-Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office handled a total of 57 calls from the public between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:08 EST BCC welcomes two new trustees http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50432355/BCC-welcomes-two-new-trustees DUBLIN — At the recent meeting of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees, two new members were welcomed to the group. They are Wayne Edge and Charlotte Smith. Both were appointed by the county commissioners. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:12 EST Killingsworth sentencing postponed to October http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50418015/Killingsworth-sentencing-postponed-to-October ELIZABETHTOWN — The sentencing hearing for former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Gregory Killingsworth was postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 7.The hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:14 EST Women’s Equality: Lagging overall, but improving http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50396505/Womens-Equality:-Lagging-overall-but-improving ELIZABETHTOWN — In the 94 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920, which gave women the right to vote and became known as women's suffrage, the United States has made leaps and bounds in the area of women's... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:28:04 EST EYEBROW: BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lt. Col. Taylor to keynote Fall Convocation http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50401788/EYEBROW:-BLADEN-COMMUNITY-COLLEGE-Lt.-Col.-Taylor-to-keynote-Fall-Convocation DUBLIN — Lt. Col. Vivian Taylor will be the keynote speaker at Bladen Community College's Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. This marks the 47th year since Bladen Community College was officially established. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:23:09 EST Shooting sends one to hospital; suspects flee http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50396909/Shooting-sends-one-to-hospital;-suspects-flee BLADENBORO — A shooting early Sunday morning on Twisted Hickey Road in Bladenboro sent one man to Bladen County Hospital and have deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office looking for the trigger men. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST