Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:22:09 EST 1800 Council looks at downtown sewer rehab project http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50739281/Council-looks-at-downtown-sewer-rehab-project ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Council met in a special-called session on Monday and discussed an amendment to the downtown sewer rehabilitation project. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:23:09 EST First day of fall delivers cooler temperatures http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50730755/First-day-of-fall-delivers-cooler-temperatures ELIZABETHTOWN — Mother Nature sometimes has a keen sense of timing. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:56:06 EST Burger King employee celebrates 25 years of service http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50719853/Burger-King-employee-celebrates-25-years-of-service ELIZABETHTOWN — As customers walk up to the counter to place their order at the Elizabethtown Burger King, they are greeted by a frame filled with a collage of photographs that reads “Congratulations Helen on 25 years of service... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:26:02 EST Winners abound at 22nd annual Peanut Festival http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50716182/Winners-abound-at-22nd-annual-Peanut-Festival DUBLIN — A burgeoning crowd showed up in Dublin on Saturday to celebrate the peanut and kick off the fall season during the 22nd annual Peanut Festival in and around Dublin Elementary School.One of... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:28:17 EST The great impersonator http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50718150/The-great-impersonator LUMBERTON — The first time Jason Petty heard a Hank Williams song, it wasn't being sung by Williams. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:58:10 EST Mike Merritt ride to be held Saturday http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50696740/Mike-Merritt-ride-to-be-held-Saturday WHITE LAKE — The eighth annual Mike Merritt Memorial Bike Ride will be held Saturday beginning at the White Lake Fire Department. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:19:03 EST For Better Living: What to do if Your Freezer Stops http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle/50697122/For-Better-Living:-What-to-do-if-Your-Freezer-Stops If you have a freezer full of food, you have made a major financial investment. If you grew the food and prepared it for freezing, you also have many hours of time invested. Considering these investments, it is important to take a few precautions to... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:17 EST Four County’s annual meeting to include elections http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50696934/Four-Countys-annual-meeting-to-include-elections Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:23:03 EST Local mission team headed to Nicaragua http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50685594/Local-mission-team-headed-to-Nicaragua Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:35:04 EST Peanut Festival a tremendous success http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50710253/Peanut-Festival-a-tremendous-success DUBLIN — A cool and breezy morning gave way to a pleasant, sunny afternoon for the 22nd annual Dublin Peanut Festival on Saturday. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:34:08 EST What is wrong with the world? http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news/50651560/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50653480/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50684083/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50670422/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/50671695/Bladen-County-Sheriffs-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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50657639/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50671040/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50667497/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50667789/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50667484/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