Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:41:30 EST 1800 Tory Hole Park, period http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150192498/Tory-Hole-Park-period In what seemed to be an out-of-the-blue decision, Elizabethtown's Town Council voted recently to rename Tory Hole Park, taking many — including the members of the Bladen County Historical Society — by complete surprise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:16 EST Commissioners move forward on proposed jail project http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top/150237393/Commissioners-move-forward-on-proposed-jail-project ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladne County Board of Commissioners met in a special session on Monday and approved moving forward with a proposed jail project. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:10:12 EST Lady Knights fall at tennis regional http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150228610/Lady-Knights-fall-at-tennis-regional GOLDSBORO — West Bladen High took four tennis players to the Class 2-A Mideast Regionals at Herman Park in Goldsboro on Friday hoping to advance to the state finale, but all came up short with first-round ousters. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:11:13 EST West fans should fill the stands http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150217055/West-fans-should-fill-the-stands It's a real shame what happened during the recent high-school football game between West Bladen and Rocky Point Trask, when a total of seven players were ejected for fighting. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:04 EST For Better Living: A Closer Look at Caffeine http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle/150205557/For-Better-Living:-A-Closer-Look-at-Caffeine Caffeine‑containing foods and beverages have been a part of the human diet for a long time. Caffeine has been found in tea brewed by the Chinese as far back as 5,000 years ago. In today's society, caffeine is present in lots of products,... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:11 EST Lady Eagles fall in playoffs http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150221867/Lady-Eagles-fall-in-playoffs DEEP RUN — East Bladen's Lady Eagles went into South Lenoir High on Saturday afternoon hoping to scramble the Class 2-A playoff bracket with an upset of the Lady Blue Devils, but it wasn't to be. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:11:08 EST Daughters of the Gray set to hold meeting http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150195267/Daughters-of-the-Gray-set-to-hold-meeting CLARKTON — The United Daughters of the Confederacy has a new chapter located in Clarkton — the Daughters of the Gray — and the group is planning to hold a special charter meeting on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Clarkton... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:05:07 EST BeastFest to be celebrated this weekend http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150206256/BeastFest-to-be-celebrated-this-weekend BLADENBORO — The Beast of Bladenboro, that sinister vampire beast legend says lurked in the shadows so many years ago, is back — sort of — this Saturday. The annual Bladenboro BeastFest will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. until... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:05 EST United Way teams with Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150205645/United-Way-teams-with-Girl-Scouts-North-Carolina-Coastal-Pines ELIZABETHTOWN — The United Way of Bladen County and the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines have partnered together to reach out through the Girl Scout Community Outreach Program. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:58:10 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150178219/Viewing-political-corruption-more-broadly Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:26:15 EST Basic firearms safety a must for hunting http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150208734/Basic-firearms-safety-a-must-for-hunting RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign encourages hunters to take the proper precautions with firearms to be safe during time spent outdoors. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:26:10 EST Blue Monday Shad Fry gets recognition http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/150193542/Blue-Monday-Shad-Fry-gets-recognition EAST ARCADIA — For more than 60 years, the community of East Arcadia in southeast Bladen County has been hosting one of the county's longest-running festivities. Earlier this month, the events received perhaps its second-biggest... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:35:08 EST Knights pull away from Pender http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150212416/Knights-pull-away-from-Pender BURGAW — West Bladen raced out to a 20-point lead in the first half, then survived a third-quarter rally by Pender County before finishing big for a 54-27 Four County Conference win. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:48:02 EST Eagles rip Trask on homecoming http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150212389/Eagles-rip-Trask-on-homecoming ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles of East Bladen won their fifth straight game on the gridiron Friday, this one a 42-0 thrashing of Heidi Trask in a Four County Conference matchup at Lenon Fisher Stadium. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:46:09 EST Early registration looms at BCC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/150206211/Early-registration-looms-at-BCC DUBLIN — Early registration for the Spring 2015 semester at Bladen Community College will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and continue through Friday, Nov. 7. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:12:11 EST Benches gifted http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150205303/Benches-gifted Ray Allen, president of Farm Bureau Federation in Bladen County, presented members of Boost The Boro Farmer's Market with two outdoor benches made by the FFA student members of West Bladen High School on behalf of Bladen County Farm Bureau. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:11:12 EST Teen’s family hires private investigator http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/150204834/Teens-family-hires-private-investigator Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:32:05 EST Park improvements get public input http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/150195626/Park-improvements-get-public-input ELIZABETHTOWN —The public was given an opportunity on Thursday to see the ambitious plans for improvements at Tory Hole Park when the Elizabethtown Town Council held an information session at the Cape Fear Farmer's Market to collect... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:11:10 EST Eagles, Knights shut out http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150204674/Eagles-Knights-shut-out ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen had its opportunities, but couldn't hold off a powerful Wallace-Rose Hill soccer team on Thursday and the Eagles dropped the Four County Conference match 2-0. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:59:08 EST Following Jesus leads to laying down burdens http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150144447/Following-Jesus-leads-to-laying-down-burdens There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a shallow, muddy river. A beautiful woman in a long white dress is standing there. She can't figure out how to continue her journey without ruining her outfit. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:34:09 EST