Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:57:39 EST 1800 What a school letter grade should mean to parents http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151591828/What-a-school-letter-grade-should-mean-to-parents ELIZABETHTOWN – School districts across the state are grappling with less than stellar ratings initiated by the N.C. General Assembly known as the School Performance Grades. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:16:12 EST New program looking for a host church http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151593680/New-program-looking-for-a-host-church ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department, in conjunction with Bladen County Cooperative Extension, is looking for a church to host nine-week sessions for a “Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More”... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:01:12 EST Food Business Conference slated for Feb. 24 in Burlington http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151587370/Food-Business-Conference-slated-for-Feb.-24-in-Burlington RALEIGH – Registration is open for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' fourth annual Food Business Conference, scheduled for Feb. 24 in Burlington. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:36:11 EST Ribbon cut on new facility http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151592794/Ribbon-cut-on-new-facility BLADENBORO — A blustery afternoon in Bladenboro on Friday couldn't dampen the excitement and spirits of those who gathered for the official ribbon-cutting of the newly constructed Bladenboro Community Building. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:46:11 EST Elizabethtown man charged with sex crimes with minors http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/151592729/Elizabethtown-man-charged-with-sex-crimes-with-minors ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was recently arrested and charged with with a number of sex crimes. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:11:11 EST Board approves easement agreement for multi-use path http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151586822/Board-approves-easement-agreement-for-multi-use-path WHITE LAKE — A proposed multi-use public pathway in White Lake took a step closer to reality on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:41:12 EST Kohl’s accepting nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/151585881/Kohls-accepting-nominations-for-Outstanding-Young-Volunteers MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:46:12 EST 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 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 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 Creating more bird habitat opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151515491/Creating-more-bird-habitat-opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:12 EST Rouzer sets county office hours http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151518047/Rouzer-sets-county-office-hours WASHINGTON – Freshman Congressman David Rouzer (North Carolina) announced recently that his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th Congressional District. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:56:11 EST SBI reopens investigation into 1976 murders http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515574/SBI-reopens-investigation-into-1976-murders RALEIGH — On the heels of Friday's release of Joseph Sledge from prison after he was exonerated for a double-murder in Bladen County, the State Bureau of Investigation has reopened the investigation into the 1976 murders of Josephine and... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:11:13 EST Horse, tack auction set for Feb. 2 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515769/Horse-tack-auction-set-for-Feb.-2 LUMBERTON – The Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center will host a horse and tack auction on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Pavilion. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST