Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:48:47 EST 1800 ‘I couldn’t believe it happened again’ RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST For Better Living: Soft-Corn Tortillas In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize. The corn tortilla, with many variants, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Guyton, Lennon Mr. Mrs. Benjamin E. Guyton Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meghan Summer Guyton of Bladenboro, to Forrest Galloway Lennon, also of Bladenboro. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Harmony Hall reunion on tap for Saturday WHITE OAK — Y'all are invited to an old-timey reunion “like they used to have” at Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday between 9 a.m. and lasting all day. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tell us your Mustang story The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday, and the Bladen Journal would like to hear your stories about a Mustang you've owned, a Mustang you've refurbish, a Mustang you still have or any Mustang story you'd like to share. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Communism a threat to America Wake up and smell the coffee … you bet communism is a threat to our way of life and freedom. Communism is anti-God, church and Bible, anti-family and freedom. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Taco Bell to begin construction in May ELIZABETHTOWN —For those in the area salivating over the impending arrival of Taco Bell to the downtown Elizabethtown area, plans have moved to the front of the grill and the Mexican fast-food chain could be delivered soon. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Your government as innovator? Yes! Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fundraiser for Cody Clark rescheduled AMMON —The Easter egg hunt and One Mile Walk/Run for Cody Clark have been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This is Day 5 of earning for yourself The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it's springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on things — tax... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Whiteville farmer pleads guilty to mail fraud WHITEVILLE — John Paul Smith, a farmer and grain broker who once operated grain elevators in Clarkton and Whiteville, was sentenced in federal court Thursday after entering a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Middle School students named to honor rolls Elizabethtown Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor students.Fifth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fixing our schools: E’town Primary, Clarkton School of Discovery ELIZABETHTOWN — You can often find them in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, in the bottom of your purse, under the couch cushions. Pennies can be found everywhere. Tossed aside with little value. But to a school system, they are valuable. And... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Foster care system works to reunite families ELIZABETHTOWN — The foster care system sees many children walk through its doors because of numerous circumstances. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Primary School announces honor students ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen pounds the Eagles DUBLIN — Quiet for the first three innings, West Bladen's bats came alive for 11 hits and 11 runs over the final three innings Wednesday and handed visiting East Bladen an 11-2 Four County Conference loss. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights whip East Bladen DUBLIN — The visiting Lady Eagles showed some early feistiness, but couldn't keep up with the offensive firepower of West Bladen on Wednesday. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits en route to an 11-5 Four County Conference... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Relay for Life Survivor Gala a success Contributed photos Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a total of 45 calls from victims of alleged crimes between April 9 and April 16. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST