Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:53:24 EST 1800 Statement from District Attorney Jon David District Attorney Jon David on Tuesday released the following statement concerning the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lee Lacy on Aug. 29: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:02:04 EST Mike Merritt Scholarhsip Ride deemed successful WHITE LAKE — The eighth annual Mike Merritt Scholarship Ride has been pronounced a rousing success by organizers. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:38:08 EST New eatery making waves in Elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN — There is some excitement in Elizabethtown as a new restaurant has arrived, serving up delectable Calabash-style seafood and steak along with salads and appetizers. They also carry a variety of sandwiches from chicken to... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:02:06 EST Board of Ed recognizes churches’ volunteer works ELIZABETHTOWN – At the September Board of Education monthly meeting, board members recognized the work of several area churches within the school system. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:12:07 EST Rev. Barber demands the truth BLADENBORO — About 200 people packed into the stuffy First Baptist Church in Bladenboro to hear the Rev. William Barber speak ,and when he did about 45 minutes into Monday's community meeting and memorial to honor the life of Lennon Lacy,... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:19:06 EST Operation Medicine Drop a succes in county Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:28:05 EST Bladenboro Primary celebrates milk BLADENBORO – There was plenty of mooing going on at Bladenboro Primary School recently in celebration of World School Milk Day. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:11:06 EST Bennett, Lewis crowned 2014 queen, king at West DUBLIN — When the buzzer sounded to mark the end of the first half of Friday's football game between West Bladen and Union, not many Knights fans moved from the stands. Instead, they awaited the introductions of the homecoming queen... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:26:06 EST For Better Living: How Bad is Trans Fat? Scientific research shows that consumption of saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” levels. This increases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). According to the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:24 EST Bladen entrepreneurs can make pitch for ‘Shark Tank’ ELIZABETHTOWN — When it comes to the business world, would you be considered a shark? Do you think you have a potential business and rock-solid business plan — but lack capital — that might capture the attention of a heavy-hitting... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:28:04 EST Early voters will have four locations to choose from beginning Oct. 23 ELIZABETHTOWN — As voters are slowly making up their minds about the plethora of candidates seeking elected office on Nov. 4, the Bladen County Board of Elections office is also gearing up for a busy early voting period. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:52:11 EST D’Vine Foods proposes expansion for Taylor Manufacturing location ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Planning Board approved plans for the construction of a 30,000-square-foot commercial industrial building on South Poplar Street for D'Vine Foods on Monday, Sept. 22. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:58:07 EST Cigarette heist lands smoker behind bars ELIZABETHTOWN — An attempt to soothe a nicotine craving temporarily landed an Elizabethtown man in jail, where smoking is forbidden. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:31:04 EST The Pearl of Great Price is the treasure of the soul John Steinbeck was one of America's most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending upon our perspective), one of Steinbeck's... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:34:08 EST Peak-season soil fee period announced for 2014-2015 RALEIGH – Growers and home gardeners or landscapers are reminded to send in their soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Agronomic Services Lab by Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. to avoid upcoming peak-season... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:05 EST Scholarship program seeking applicants WASHINGTON, D.C. – Approximately 600 scholarships are available for the 2015-16 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:58:12 EST Church breaks gound on new building RIEGELWOOD — The congregation at Tabernacle Holiness Church near Riegelwood enthusiastically celebrated the recent groundbreaking for a new Multi-Purpose Center to be constructed on the church grounds. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:02:03 EST BCC selects new leaders for Continuing Education, Allied Health DUBLIN — Two veteran Bladen Community College employees were recently appointed for leadership positions. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:12:03 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Report ELIZAABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office received 76 calls for assistance from the public between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:58:09 EST Washing hands more important than ever ELIZABETHTOWN — North Carolina had its first case of Enterovirus D68, which is associated almost exclusively with respiratory disese, confirmed this week and the Bladen County Health Department is urging residents to take additoinal care in... 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