Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:28:54 EST 1800 Chase ends with arrest ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man went from the frying pan into the fire on Thursday when he left the Bladen County Courthouse and proceeded to lead lawmen on a chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:08 EST Eagles ready for Whiteville challenge ELIZABETHTOWN — A week after hanging 50 points on a good Fairmont team, but giving up 30 points to the Golden Tornadoes' spread offense, East Bladen head coach Robby Priest hopes his defense tightens up Friday when the Eagles travel to... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:44:08 EST Knights looking to go 2-0 DUBLIN — West Bladen's Knights will be looking to start their second straight season at 2-0 for the first time in several years, but they will have to get past a hungry West Columbus squad that's also looking to go... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:35:07 EST Health director on board with rural task force ELIZABETHTOWN — A comprehensive health action plan that focuses on solutions for the many roots of well-being disparities displayed in North Carolina's 60 rural counties is receiving a thumbs up from the Bladen County Health... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:06 EST Merchants gear up for sidewalk sales ELIZABETHTOWN — Picnics, sales, boating, or simply relaxing. Folks will have a variety of activities to choose from for Labor Day, whether they visit the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in Elizabethtown or whether they choose to go for a swim at... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:05 EST Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July RALEIGH — The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:09 EST Labor Day closings announced The Labor Day holiday will cause government offices and others to be closed to mark the day.Those closings include: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:08 EST Dove season opens on Monday RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opens Monday, Sept. 1, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:11:04 EST Travelers urged to slow down on the roads RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:53:07 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office handled a total of 57 calls from the public between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:08 EST BCC welcomes two new trustees DUBLIN — At the recent meeting of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees, two new members were welcomed to the group. They are Wayne Edge and Charlotte Smith. Both were appointed by the county commissioners. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:12 EST Killingsworth sentencing postponed to October ELIZABETHTOWN — The sentencing hearing for former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Gregory Killingsworth was postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 7.The hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:14 EST Lady Eagles, Lady Knights battle to wins LAKE WACCAMAW — The Lady Eagles fought back from an early deficit to claim a hard-fought non-conference win over East Columbus on Tuesday by the scores of 23-25, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-23. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:04:08 EST Women’s Equality: Lagging overall, but improving ELIZABETHTOWN — In the 94 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920, which gave women the right to vote and became known as women's suffrage, the United States has made leaps and bounds in the area of women's... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:28:04 EST (No heading) We wanted to be sure and take the time to send out most sincere congratulations to the town of Elizabethtown for the wonderful weekend of events recently. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:45:07 EST Lady Knights sweep West Columbus CERRO GORDO — Morgan Sweeney fired in eight service winners, seven of which were aces, and the Lady Knights of West Bladen swept West Columbus in a non-conference volleyball match on Monday by the scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-10. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:16:07 EST Positive numbers While enrollment in area community colleges appears to be lagging, the same isn't true for Bladen Community College, where numbers are looking strong and could even surpass last fall's record-breaking figure. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:28 EST A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court? President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.Not really, of course. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:26:03 EST EYEBROW: BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lt. Col. Taylor to keynote Fall Convocation DUBLIN — Lt. Col. Vivian Taylor will be the keynote speaker at Bladen Community College's Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. This marks the 47th year since Bladen Community College was officially established. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:23:09 EST Shooting sends one to hospital; suspects flee;-suspects-flee BLADENBORO — A shooting early Sunday morning on Twisted Hickey Road in Bladenboro sent one man to Bladen County Hospital and have deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office looking for the trigger men. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST