Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:31:56 EST 1800 Eagles open official football practices ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen High School opened its official 2014 football practices on Friday evening with more than 60 varsity and jayvee players participating. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights open football practices DUBLIN — Despite threatening skies and occasional light rain, West Bladen High School kicked off official football practices for the 2014 season on Friday at 8 a.m. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST DOT to close section of U.S. 701 for repairs CLARKTON — N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of U.S. 701 between Britt Road and N.C. 242 to replace four crosslines with resurfacing taking place in September. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Robinson, Wilson Melody A. Robinson of Lumberton and Johnny E. Wilson Jr. of Clarkton were united in marriage on May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. The Rev. Cliff Freeman officiated. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Give the Wonderful World a chance This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans' August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty,... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Bet you didn’t know this … World history was never my strong suit when I was a teenager. In fact, I squirmed a lot in that one semester — mostly because I was looking for any way possible to not pay attention while, at the same time, absorbing just enough Middle East... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Senior moment High-school coaches and athletics directors certainly have more than enough to think about, especially this time of year when the fall sports seasons are about to explode on the scene. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST How to become a runner Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BCC ‘daughter’ praises Career & College Promise DUBLIN — It seems as if Allison Benson has always been a part of Bladen Community College. After all, she has been around the campus at various times throughout her life. Her mother, Samantha Benson, is currently the college's director of... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder case solved after 4 years ELIZABETHTOWN — Four years of thorough investigation paid off for the Bladen County Sheriff's Office recently with the arrest of two individuals in connection with a murder that took place in February 2010. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to 50 calls from the public between July 23 and July 30. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Softball champions Contributed photo Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Drug testing for Work First recipients gets put in limbo RALEIGH — A new North Carolina requiring drug testing for welfare recipients has seen implementation delayed until July 1, 2015, thanks to a vote in the N.C. House last week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve application for rock arch fish way ELIZABETHTOWN — In a brief, special-called meeting, the Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an application for funding from the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund for engineering, design and environmental... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McDuffie tabbed officer of regional board WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia convened in Wrightsville Beach this week to kick off the 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladenboro board approves changes to community building plans BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Council addressed changes to the town's new community building, which is currently under construction, during a special-called meeting on Monday. The board approved several changes to the plans, but the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State Fair tickets on sale now RALEIGH – North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets are now on sale at Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Night turtle walk set for Aug. 7 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Visitors will walk alongside turtle experts from the Wrightsville Beach Turtle Project and staff of the N.C. Coastal Federation for a nighttime beach stroll on Thursday, Aug. 7. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Families First wins grant WHITEVILLE — Families First, Inc. announced recently that it has received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help with the presentation of the SAFE Dates program. This program is an... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hancock wins on Coastal Junior Golf Tour HAMPSTEAD — An impromptu practice round on Sunday helped Cade Hancock earn a weather-shortened win on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour on Monday at Old Pointe Golf & Country Club. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST