Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:39:57 EST 1800 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 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 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 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 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 Banquet to feature scholarship recipients Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thunderstorm alert The National Weather Service in Wilmington, at 4:25, announced that a severe thunderstorm waning was in effect for Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties until 5:25 p.m.Heavy rain and wind were expected.Be prepared to take shelter. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DeVane earns Duke nursing award DURHAM — Jacqueline DeVane, a licensed practical nurse from Sutton Station Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Friends of Nursing LPN Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Applications ready for Peanut Fest events DUBLIN — Falling colorful leaves, crisp air and the smell of wood smoke from area fireplaces that means its autumn isn't far off — which means it will soon be time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Power deal may be looming soon RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in parts of Bladen County and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rich joins march on Washington Arthur Rich, a Republican candidate for North Carolina's 1st Distric Congressional seat, on Friday joined Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal in his march to Washington, D,C,. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Chief set to step down ELIZABETHTOWN —Over the past 25-plus years, Bryon Graham has gotten used to the heat of his job. But now he's decided to let his life cool off a bit, moving into retirement from his job with the Elizabethtown Fire Department in January... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Program maximizes health with exercise LUMBERTON — Samuel Hemingway III, 28, of Lumberton, has lived with diabetes since he was 7 years old. The disease required him to take insulin shots multiple times each day and caused him to lose his eyesight. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core repealed; local schools waiting for new standards;-local-schools-waiting-for-new-standards ELIZABETHTOWN — Earlier this month, the N.C. Senate voted 33-12 to adopt a bill that will, in essence, replace Common Core standards in North Carolina with a new set of standards, according to WRAL. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill into law on... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST