Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:48:29 EST 1800 Terrific Kids http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153039355/Terrific-Kids Pictured with Bladenboro Primary School assistant principal Stephanie Norris is Campbell McLaurin, a first-grader who was the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Pizza Palace of Bladenboro. First Citizens Bank of Bladenboro donates $25 for the... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:46:13 EST Thanks to efforts, future is bright for N.C.’s youth http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152962821/Thanks-to-efforts-future-is-bright-for-N.C.s-youth One of the great things about North Carolina is that we are a state full of determined people. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:01:13 EST Wildlife Commission stresses safe boating http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153024265/Wildlife-Commission-stresses-safe-boating RALEIGH — With seven boating fatalities already reported this year in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges boaters to follow a few simple steps to ensure safety. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:31:35 EST BCC hires Gonzalez for position http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153020838/BCC-hires-Gonzalez-for-position DUBLIN — Bladen Community College recently hired Stephanie Gonzalez as the part-time community service director for the Continuing Education Department. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:36:12 EST Bladen Lakes announces honor students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153020697/Bladen-Lakes-announces-honor-students Bladen Lakes Primary School recently released the names of its honor student for the third nine-week period.Fourth grade— Superintendent's List (all grades 96 or higher): Caleb Strickland Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:31:12 EST Rotary Club 8K deemed successful http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153017637/Rotary-Club-8K-deemed-successful ELIZABETHTOWN — A light rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who gathered at Brown's Creek Trail in Elizabethtown on Saturday morning for the second annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club 8K run/walk to benefit the Wounded Warriors... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:06:11 EST West Bladen names honor students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/153017122/West-Bladen-names-honor-students West Bladen High School recently released its honor rolls for the third quarter.Ninth grade Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:56:12 EST Harmony Hall to host its annual reunion Saturday http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152939750/Harmony-Hall-to-host-its-annual-reunion-Saturday WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:31:11 EST Blueprint for corporate volunteerism http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152962171/Blueprint-for-corporate-volunteerism I read something in the paper a few weeks ago about the struggle of nonprofits to accommodate sporadic droves of corporate volunteers. The story said that while well intended, volunteers often show up to perform a photo-op-worthy task that's... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:06:12 EST Police, DSS join forces for event http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152967990/Police-DSS-join-forces-for-event ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Department of Social Services have teamed up this year to present Kids Appreciation Day on the lawn behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The event will be held on... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:56:11 EST Second annual VGP Fashion Show set for Lu Mil Vineyard http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152962553/Second-annual-VGP-Fashion-Show-set-for-Lu-Mil-Vineyard ELIZABETHTOWN – Locally owned and operated Vanessa G. Photography will be hosting its second annual VGP Fashion Show fundraiser event at LuMil Vineyard on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:56:10 EST E’town Fire to hold movie night http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152966017/Etown-Fire-to-hold-movie-night ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a movie night on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. at the fire station located on Swanzy Street. Admission is $2 for children under 14 years of age and $3 for anyone over... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:12 EST Lady Knights whip Midway http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153002793/Lady-Knights-whip-Midway DUNN — Nicole Wyatt twirled a three-hitter, Alanna Ludlum muscled a long triple and the Lady Knights otherwise used a bunting offense to hand Midway a 7-1 Four County Conference loss on Friday. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:41:11 EST Knights boot game against Midway http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153002717/Knights-boot-game-against-Midway DUNN — West Bladen's Knights went up against Midway's No. 1 hurler on Friday, scratching him for just four hits and committing six errors en route to a 7-0 Four County Conference loss. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:21:28 EST Sheriff warns of telephone scame http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/153002655/Sheriff-warns-of-telephone-scame ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker is warning residents about a telephone scam currently taking place in the county. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:11:12 EST USDA reminds farmers to certify conservation compliance http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152981956/USDA-reminds-farmers-to-certify-conservation-compliance WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA service center by... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:11:11 EST Smokey seduces Crown crowd http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/152967224/Smokey-seduces-Crown-crowd Sensual. Intimate. Stimulating. Libidinous. Sexual. The Crown Theatre was oozing with all of that and more Thursday night when Motown legend Smokey Robinson took the stage for the finale of the 79th annual Community Concert Series. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:26:14 EST Downtown E’town suffers power outage http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152982888/Downtown-Etown-suffers-power-outage ELIZABETHTOWN — A power outage struck the downtown area in Elizabethtown on Wednesday afternoon, plunging the business district into total darkness for about 16 minutes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:26:13 EST Wrong number lands man in jail http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter/152987318/Wrong-number-lands-man-in-jail ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:01:11 EST SPECIAL DAY http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-sports/152986202/SPECIAL-DAY ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:36:11 EST