Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:51:09 EST 1800 Board of Ed moves to shed positions http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50047751/Board-of-Ed-moves-to-shed-positions ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education approved both some personnel hires as well as a reduction in force list this week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime reports http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/342192/Crime-reports ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 55 calls from the public between July 16 and July 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davis earns college scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/341803/Davis-earns-college-scholarship RALEIGH — Local Government Federal Credit Union recently announced that Mallory Davis, a 2014 graduate of West Bladen High, is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Virus is attacking the state’s pigs http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/304395/Virus-is-attacking-the-states-pigs ELIZABEHTOWN — Sow farm owners in Bladen County have been impacted by a pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, as have their counterparts elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Welcome to the NEW Bladen Journal website http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-notice_box/329395/Welcome-to-the-NEW-Bladen-Journal-website The Bladen Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.bladenjournal.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown students receives scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/323518/Elizabethtown-students-receives-scholarship RALEIGH —Local Government Federal Credit Union proudly congratulates Brooke Smith, who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Baxley on staff at White Lake clinic http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/323451/Baxley-on-staff-at-White-Lake-clinic WHITE LAKE — The Southeastern Medical Clinic at White Lake has a new family nurse practitioner. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s deputies discover meth lab http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/323332/Sheriffs-deputies-discover-meth-lab BLADENBORO — While deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office were attempting to locate a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants, they stumbled upon an even bigger take. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Love is the worthiest of journeys http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/5209937/Love-is-the-worthiest-of-journeys Here we are, deep in the throes of the rituals of summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/5295246/Bladen-County-Sheriffs-Office ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff”s Office handled a total of 60 calls for assistance from the public between July 9 and July 16. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown man charged with attempted murder http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/5296315/Elizabethtown-man-charged-with-attempted-murder ELIZABETHTOWN — While Elizabethtown police officers were investigating another crime scene on Sunday at about 1:38 a.m., gunshots rung out from someplace nearby. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Driver arrested after striking pedestrian. http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/5296162/Driver-arrested-after-striking-pedestrian. ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was hit by a vehicle as he walked along Quail Street in Elizabethtown, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested on drug and driving charges. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Education mulls moving to GPS based system for buses http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/5295499/Board-of-Education-mulls-change-to-bus-driver-pay ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education had a relatively quick and easy meeting this week.Topping the agenda was the discussion of a new GPS based bus system. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST E'town can join state health plan http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/5294368/Etown-can-join-state-health-plan ELIZABETHTOWN — A North Carolina Senate Bill was ratified on Tuesday that will allow employees of the town of Elizabethtown and the town of Matthew to participate in the state's health insurance plan. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SeHealth recognized for employee wellness programs http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/5294281/SeHealth-recognized-for-employee-wellness-programs LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health (SeHealth) has been awarded 2014 Excellence Recognition by Prevention Partners, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, as part of the WorkHealthy America initiative. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Smith graduates from BCC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/5286217/Smith-graduates-from-BCC DUBLIN — Heather Long Smith of Tar Heel graduated on May 12 from Bladen Community College with two degrees, one with honors, and is now a state certified registered nurse. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Raising money http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/5285954/Raising-money Contributed photo Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Town notified of PARTF grant award http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/5281661/Town-notified-of-PARTF-grant-award ELIZABETHTOWN — The town of Elizabethtown was notified late Friday an application for a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant was approved for the amount of $215,000.“We were one of 16... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer grads http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/5281121/Summer-grads Contributed photo Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For Better Living: Balance Your Beverages to Stay Hydrated http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle/5256275/For-Better-Living:-Balance-Your-Beverages-to-Stay-Hydrated Drink plenty of refreshing, calorie-free water. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST