Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:08:12 EST 1800 Will our practice make perfect? http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151494689/Will-our-practice-make-perfect In the coming week the nation will gather at Gobbler's Knob, Penn., for a uniquely American observance. The event is Groundhog Day, of course, as with bated breath we watch Punxsutawney Phil materialize from his cozy burrow. If he sees his... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:36:12 EST Say no to virtual relationships http://bladenjournal.com/news/editorial/151463110/Say-no-to-virtual-relationships The other day as I was perusing my inbox, something caught my attention. It was the headline for a news story that touted a new app for a virtual relationship. Yes, there is apparently an app for that. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:13 EST Travel volleyball http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151501679/Travel-volleyball (SC)2 travel volleyball, directed by Jenny Johnson out of Columbus County, selects girls stretching from Elizabethtown to Loris, S.C. The 15U team with Coach Doug competed in the 16U three-day “Winter Bump” tournament in Myrtle Beach,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:12 EST West Bladen buddies reunite at Campbell University http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151566146/West-Bladen-buddies-reunite-at-Campbell-University BUIES CREEK — D.J. Mason and Zane Singletary, graduates of West Bladen High School, both “rocked the house” in their own unique way recently at the Gore Arena in Buies Creek, where the Campbell Camels defeated the Gardner-Webb... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:11:12 EST Bladenboro Primary announces its honor students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151564009/Bladenboro-Primary-announces-its-honor-students Bladenboro Primary School has released its honor roll for the second nine weeks.Third Grade— Superintendent's List: Steven Batton Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:31:11 EST Lady Knights win fourth straight http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151563617/Lady-Knights-win-fourth-straight FAIRMONT — The Lady Knights of West Bladen got a total team effort Wednesday and handed Fairmont a 47-40 non-conference loss.The win improved West Bladen to 11-8, while Fairmont drops to 1-14. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:26:11 EST Knights fall to Tornadoes http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151563549/Knights-fall-to-Tornadoes FAIRMONT — West Bladen's five-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday when the Golden Tornadoes of Fairmont handed the visiting Knights a 64-56 defeat in a non-conference tilt. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:06:13 EST Tobacco still killing people and economy http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/151502414/Tobacco-still-killing-people-and-economy If the increased likelihood of heart disease, blackened teeth, cancer or emphysema weren't enough, we can offer another reason for a smoker to toss away those cigarettes.Actually, almost 1.2 million reasons. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:01:12 EST USDA Partnering to Conduct Grant Workshops to Support Local Foods http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151523785/USDA-Partnering-to-Conduct-Grant-Workshops-to-Support-Local-Foods WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture recently announced a partnership through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Project... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:21:11 EST Friends gather to pay tribute to Graham http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151549390/Friends-gather-to-pay-tribute-to-Graham ELIZABETHTOWN — The members of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, along with representatives of fire departments across Bladen County, gathered in the Council Chamber in the Elizabethtown Municipal Building to fete Chief Byron Graham with a... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:46:12 EST Sledge moves on http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/151521510/Sledge-moves-on Joseph Sledge is a free man. He's also in line to receive $750,000 from the state of North Carolina. After a number of years as a Fayetteville resident, a short time as an inmate at White Lake Prison Camp and 37 years as a prisoner of the state... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:12 EST Finale: Good things happening in the schools http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151547681/Finale:-Good-things-happening-in-the-schools ELIZABETHTOWN – We've come to the last article in our five-part series about good things happening in all our schools. The key message has been that on any given day you can find many good things happening in any of our schools. Schools... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:11:12 EST County tabs construction manager http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151542520/County-tabs-construction-manager ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners interviewed representatives of two companies Tuesday afternoon and voted 6-3 to award the the duties of managing the construction of the proposed new Bladen County Jail and law enforcement... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01:13 EST N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville set to open Feb. 28 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151543635/N.C.-Museum-of-Natural-Sciences-at-Whiteville-set-to-open-Feb.-28 WHITEVILLE — The newly renovated branch of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville will be unveiled to the public on Saturday, Feb. 28. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:16:18 EST Elizabethtown Primary releases honor roll http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151543539/Elizabethtown-Primary-releases-honor-roll Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its second nine-week list of honor students.Third Grade— Superintendent's List: Bryan Barnes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:11:15 EST Suggs shines in Lady Eagles’ win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151543422/Suggs-shines-in-Lady-Eagles-win ELIZABETHTOWN — It's rare when a single player outscores an entire team, but on Tuesday against the Lady Dark Horses of Clinton, East Bladen's Lacey Suggs did just that — putting 29 points into the scorebook to lead the Lady... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST Suggs’ big double-double rips Clinton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498172/Suggs-big-double-double-rips-Clinton ELIZABETHTOWN — It's rare when a single player outscores an entire team, but on Tuesday against the Lady Dark Horses of Clinton, East Bladen's Lacey Suggs did just that — putting 29 points into the scorebook to lead the Lady... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:06:12 EST Eagles fall short vs. Clinton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498141/Eagles-fall-short-vs.-Clinton ELIZABETHTOWN — Clinton's Dark Horses threw a monkey wrench into East Bladen's playoff hopes on Tuesday with a third-quarter surge that led to a 59-53 Four County Conference win. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST Defense lifts West Bladen http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498120/Defense-lifts-West-Bladen TEACHEY — Eight players scored for West Bladen and the Knights used a big second half Tuesday to knock off Wallace-Rose Hill for the second straight game, 55-40. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:12 EST Lady Knights whip Wallace-Rose Hill http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498156/Lady-Knights-whip-Wallace-Rose-Hill TEACHEY — Back-to-back Four County Conference games between Wallace-Rose Hill and West Bladen's Lady Knights produced a buzzer-beating win for West Bladen on Saturday, but Tuesday's tilt required no last-second heroics. Instead,... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:56:10 EST