Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:27:06 EST 1800 Lady Eagles thump Goldsboro, 56-26 http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152139373/Lady-Eagles-thump-Goldsboro-56-26 ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen's Lady Eagles broke open a tight game at halftime with a 22-3 outburst in the third quarter to knock off visiting Goldsboro, 56-26, in the second round of the Class 2-A sectional playoffs on Monday. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:26:11 EST Knights’ DREAM Team getting busy http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152121224/Knights-DREAM-Team-getting-busy DUBLIN — Senior year is hardly a time to coast for a group of seniors at West Bladen High. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:31:11 EST Should we borrow for roads, buildings? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152124253/Should-we-borrow-for-roads-buildings “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:26:12 EST School make-ups announced http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152127281/School-make-ups-announced ELIZABETHTOWN – Bladen County Schools has announced its make-up days for closings due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 24. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:31:13 EST Waddell praised for position on redistricting http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152123902/Waddell-praised-for-position-on-redistricting RALEIGH — Good-government advocates are applauding N.C. House Rep. Ken Waddell (D-District 46) for his support of taking partisan politics out of the way voting maps are created in North Carolina. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Boat ramp at Tory Hole is re-opened to the public http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152121040/Boat-ramp-at-Tory-Hole-is-re-opened-to-the-public ELIZABETHTOWN — For those who enjoy fishing or a quiet afternoon of boating on the Cape Fear River, the recent announcement by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission of the reopening of the boat ramp in Tory Hole Park is sure to be met with much... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:11:12 EST The 1491s to perform at UNC-Pembroke http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle/152087852/The-1491s-to-perform-at-UNC-Pembroke PEMBROKE — The 1491s, an American Indian comedy group, will perform at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center as part of the Native American Speakers Series. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:46:11 EST ‘We will not let you fail’ http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152087416/We-will-not-let-you-fail I still hear the voice of my eighth-grade teacher in my ear every time I enter my school and turn the key in my classroom door. “You will not fail, we will not let you fail.” That voice, that phrase has remained with me throughout the... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:16:11 EST UNC-Charlotte pair wins Bassmaster College Classic http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152088961/UNC-Charlotte-pair-wins-Bassmaster-College-Classic SENECA, S.C. — Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker, students at the UNC-Charlotte, made college bass-fishing history Sunday, Feb. 22, by adding the 2015 Bassmaster College Classic title to add to their National Championship title. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:31:12 EST Bladen Journal second in Community Service http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152088083/Bladen-Journal-second-in-Community-Service CHAPEL HILL — For the second time in four years, the staff of the Bladen Journal has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Association for a community service project. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:31:12 EST UNCP to host ‘Teach Like a PIRATE’ workshop http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152070102/UNCP-to-host-Teach-Like-a-PIRATE-workshop PEMBROKE – Join New York Times best-selling author and educator Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining and inspirational program that will transform the way teachers look at their role as educators. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Irish? We want to hear from you http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152090857/Irish-We-want-to-hear-from-you St. Patrick's Day will be observed and celebrated on Tuesday, March 17 — and there are some in Bladen County who will surely be part of that. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:26:11 EST Lady Knights fall to Currituck County http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152112482/Lady-Knights-fall-to-Currituck-County BARCO — The No. 19 seede West Bladen Lady Knights lost to No. 14 seed Currituck County on Saturday in the first round of the Class 2-A East sectional playoffs, 49-20. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:51:11 EST Rusty Lady Eagles whip Eastern Randolph http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152091300/Rusty-Lady-Eagles-whip-Eastern-Randolph ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles shook off enough rust, Imani Turner-Dobson dominated the boards and Lacey Suggs exploded for 17 second-half points to lead East Bladen past a scrappy Eastern Randolph squad, 59-42, in the first round of the Class... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:46:12 EST Knights hound, pound Southwest Onslow http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/152091263/Knights-hound-pound-Southwest-Onslow DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights' defense forced 24 turnovers and the offense crashed the boards before draining several second-half three-pointers en route to a 70-38 thrashing of Southwest Onslow on Friday in the semifinals of the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:06:12 EST Correction http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152069727/Correction A story in the Tuesday, Feb. 24 edition of the Bladen Journal about the school district's decision to make up a snow day on April 3 was erroneous in that the Board of Educatoin is only considering that as a make-up day. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:56:11 EST Playoff games seem likely … finally http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-sports/152087920/Playoff-games-seem-likely--finally Bladen County varsity basketball teams will be in action today and tomorrow, now that the winter weather has subsided throughout most of the state. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:11:11 EST Officers participate in training http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152075018/Officers-participate-in-training ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County law enforcement officers got a lesson in stress inoculation recently as they took part in a training session held at the Bladen County EMS building. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:01:12 EST The fewer words, the better http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152002174/The-fewer-words-the-better A desperate executive sought the counsel of an old guru who lived in a mountain cave. The executive was living a harried and hurried life. He was frustrated, his prayers were powerless, and his soul was tired. The holy man listened to his guest for a... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:36:12 EST Spotlight shone on accepting our differences http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152043884/Spotlight-shone-on-accepting-our-differences Oscar acceptance speeches tend, with rare exceptions, to be bland/dull/excruciatingly boring thank-you lists of names of people who few in the television audience recognize. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:01:12 EST